i don't know katie but i love you right now a lot

this is a masterpost of my Opinions, because i’ve been seeing a lot of drama and ship war bullshit going on, so i just want to be very clear on where i stand on some things. here we go:

-alex is not an alcoholic. she’s an adult who drinks alcohol.
-i ship karolsen & supercorp both, at the same time, legit like 50/50.
-that being said, i can also acknowledge that lena is kind of problematic (the alien finding device thing) and i would love for them to address that please.
-james, j'onn, and maggie have been treated horribly this season. they’re all regulars, and yet only get about, what? .5 seconds of screen time per week? and yes, it’s for sure racist…..which brings me to my next point..
-it’s no secret that my biggest problem w/ this season is mon-el. they sidelined james for this white fratboy, and there was nothing subtle about it. why they felt the need to kill a cute, semi-slowburn romance between an interracial couple is beyond me.
-i don’t think m'gann is technically a regular, but she’s also been treated like shit. they literally have sharon leal on their payroll and they’re not using her AT ALL and i’m heated about it.
-i’m cool with james as guardian, but i am not cool w/ literally any other male heroes on this show, because supergirl, at its core, is a show about women. as it fuckin should be.
-sanvers is my lifeblood.
-maggie needs a backstory, and relationships with people outside of alex. i would love for her and james to be besties, and please for the love of god acknowledge the friendship that she would undoubtedly have with m'gann.
-i want cat grant back.
-i want lucy lane back.
-last but not least. my daughter, kara danvers, has been sidelined on her own show. she is more alone right now than we have ever seen her, and it’s reflected in her overall demeanor. i despise the fact that we had such an amazing, underlying awareness of kara’s constant anger and grief in season 1, and now it’s as if that never existed. i miss the episodes ending with her and alex talking and eating pizza, but now all we get is mon-el manipulating her into feeling guilty that she doesn’t like him back. i don’t need that, and neither does she.

these are some of the big things that i’ve seen people arguing about the last few weeks. if you disagree with any of this, that’s fine, we can still be friends. literally the only people i’m not interested in talking to, are karamel shippers who genuinely believe that they are a healthy relationship, and that kara and mon-el have more chemistry than kara and literally anyone else. they should be brother/sister relationship, and that’s all. other than that, please know that i love seeing different headcanons for all the ships, and brotps you guys come up with, even if i don’t ship them myself. i follow blogs with totally opposite opinions, and love coexisting with each and every one of you.

supercorporations  asked:

hey! i don't know what to think about this whole sdcc thing, it's got me feeling kind of down, what're your thoughts and comments on the situation and the fandom right now?

Hey love, I’m sorry to hear that it has you feeling badly, and I definitely understand. I’ve shared most of my thoughts on the situation. I will take it a step further and publicly share thoughts that I was keeping to my core group. 

Quite frankly, I am, of course, put off with the shameful way they conducted themselves in that interview. However, I am also ashamed with how they (Jeremy, Melissa, Chris and Mechad) conducted themselves for a great deal of what we saw of the event. To be honest, I felt like I was 18 years old again, watching a bunch of drunk dudebro fraternity pledges (and their equally self-entitled girlfriend) spewing idiocy at nearly every opportunity they could. And for what reason? They were a mess. I’m not saying all four of them were awful at every single turn, but I found myself shaking my head at them more often than praising them – and I always try to find the good in every situation. What could even be taken away from most of the group interviews that were conducted? 

On the other hand, I am very proud of Katie and what she tried to do. I’ve been in the position several times in my life where I am a voice with a different opinion and view and have been singled out or made to feel like I am lesser than for speaking up and supporting those that can’t do it for themselves. She was the one that was brave and I continue to love and admire her.

I have mixed feelings about the fandom. I feel strongly for those that have felt victimized by people they thought they could look up to. It is incredibly hard being let down like that. Intentional or not, the behavior of those in question insulted a large part of an already marginalized audience. It wasn’t funny and it shouldn’t be overlooked. Of course fighting hate and ignorance with hate accomplishes nothing. I am upset by those that still think that it does. I am upset by those in the fandom that encouraged and supported the behavior. I am upset by those that are ignorant enough to believe that this is still just about a ship and laugh and make excuses. I’m upset by those that are hateful enough and even have the audacity to say that we as a fandom deserve this and continue to place all of us into a single, generalized box.

But in the end, all I can do is continue to support those that need it and offer a safe place to those that have been hurt in any way by this whole mess. A lot of people have asked me if I still plan to watch the show.

I still plan to watch because I want to support Katie, Chyler, David and Odette. Especially Katie and Chyler because they represent a view on how the actors need to treat fans and how important representation is. The show is going to have low points. We know that. It happens. The fandom will still be a hot mess. We know this. It always is. But what we don’t know is that the childish behavior of the stars will be reflected in the show. The showrunners seem dedicated to Sanvers, despite Flo’s change in status on the series. That remains to be seen so I will see what happens. They have a lot in store for Lena and know the love and respect people have for her and Katie.  

Even if Supercorp isn’t canon, we still have every right to love it and believe in it. What we saw yesterday does not invalidate us. Not if we don’t allow it to. Platonic or otherwise, it is still an extremely important and rare kind of relationship to see on television and I believe young girls need to see that too. So long as those elements remain, I will try my best to hold on. What everyone else decides is entirely up to them and their feelings and choices should be respected.

glitter-lisp  asked:

I don't know why but I'm just picturing how Shiro seducing the alien would have gone differently if Matt had been there. I mean, it probably would have gone about the same, except that Matt just. Needs a minute. He's gotta sit down. Lie down. Bury himself. Maybe cry a little. Maybe borrow some of Keith's music as he rethinks everything he thought he knew about himself and his ability to function as a human being when he can see Shiro's chest and abs and arms and FUCK.

Lance whooped, loudly enough that Matt nearly jumped out of his chair.

Covering the ear closest to him, Keith scowled.  “Ow.  You want to get any louder?”

“Is that a dare, Mullet?”

Hunk shoved an arm between them, rolling his eyes.  “Nope. We are not getting in a fight here.  That’s, like, a level of skeevy I don’t want to touch.  Play nice or go to separate corners, I don’t care which.”

Which was fair.  It was bad the best place to watch their target was a strip club.  That was strange, even if Matt didn’t find any of the dances on stage very biologically stimulating.  Nothing about that slug thing was terribly inspiring, no many scales fell off their back.

Space was weird.  But Matt already knew that.

Resting her chin on her palm, Katie eyed Lance.  “What’s got you so excited, anyway?”

Lance beamed again, forgetting the brewing fight, and gestured over.  “Shiro’s heading over.  Taking bets this time.  Think it’ll work again?”

Following Lance’s gesture, Matt spotted Shiro and froze.

First of all, skin.  Matt was not used to seeing Shiro’s skin.  At all.  But apparently for whatever it was he was planning, he’d taken off his undershirt and left his vest hanging open.

Second of all, Shiro had followed their target onto the dance floor, and was fitting in accordingly.

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How Supergirl Season 2 Was Made

Deep within the bowels of the CW, four people in suits stand around a cauldron labeled ‘Supergirl Season 2’.

Suit #1: Alright everyone, now this was the easiest brew yet, CBS gave us most of their ingredients, we just need to wrap this up with some personal touches. We’ve already added our own experience with making superhero shows from the Arrowverse, but I was thinking we could do something extra…let’s make Alex Danvers gay. It’s not like she had a love interest for people to get mad at us about, and after her wardrobe in Taxi Brooklyn half the internet is convinced Chyler is gay anyway. Now then…anyone know where we can find some Gay?

Suits #2-4 perk up and all run in opposite directions. Eventually Suit #2 comes back carrying a five gallon bucket full or rainbow liquid.

Suit #2: Hey, a friend gave me this. It’s the left over gay from Rookie Blue. There’s not much since the finale ended with the one lesbian main character having sex with another girl and being about to adopt a child, and none of the lesbians in the show got killed or went evil, but it should work.

Pours the rainbow liquid into the red and blue liquid of the show. Suit #1 looks in at the new mixture, Alex has a light rainbow aura now, but it could be waved off by the straights if they really wanted to. Suit #1 pats Suit #2 on the shoulder.

Suit #1: That’s just the right amount of gay! Good job!

Suit #2 walks off pleased. Moments later a forklift pulls up carrying a 50 gallon drum with a nozzle at the bottom, which Suit #3 aligns with the cauldron.

Suit #1: Uh…what is that?

Suit #3: Oh, this is all the leftover gay from The 100! Given the backlash we got from killing Lexa I thought it only right to apply it to our new show as a sort of apology.

Suit #1: Well that’s a very nice thought but we already added 5 gallons of gay to the season, I think that’s enough…

Suit #3 ignores Suit #1 and opens the nozzle, pouring more rainbow colored liquid directly into the cauldron.

Suit #1: Oh…okay…well alright

Suit #1 looks into the mixture as Suit #3 drives away. Alex is unmistakably, Kristen Stewart, Tegan and Sara levels of gay now, and a new character, Maggie Sawyer, appears to have materialized. Moreover the presence of Katie McGrath is drastically multiplying it, and now there’s a light rainbow coating to Kara, Winn, and Mon-El too.

Suit #1: Oh well, I guess this will just get us a cult following now. Shipping wars are always good. Plus Kara’s got a canon relationship with a guy, and Winn was with this universe’s terrible version of Siobhan Smythe, so it should balance out. We’ll just have to add a few more James/Kara dates. Wait…what’s that sound?

The massive door used for truck deliveries opens and a cement mixer backs up towards the cauldron, it’s spout lowering onto said cauldron.

Suit #1: …What the hell?

Suit #4 hops out beaming.

Suit #4: Well after TNT ended Rizzoli & Isles…

Suit #1: Are you insane? You can’t dump all the leftover gay from Rizzoli & Isles in here! We’re trying to make a superhero show, not the L Word set in the DC universe!

Suit #4: Oh no, this isn’t all of it, this isn’t even half.  Disney bought A LOT of it to spread out among their own stuff, Star Wars, and Marvel, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network both bought a bit, NBC and CBS bought some,and most of what we got the movie people took for the Amazon Island in Wonder Woman and the standalone Harley Quinn movie they’re working on. No, this is just what was left over.

Suit #1 stares in shock as Suit #4 hits a button and a river of rainbow liquid flows out into the cauldron. When it’s all done J'onn is the only one of the main cast NOT coated in gay, the James/Kara relationship has ended by the end of the first episode, and Katie McGrath doesn’t seem to have realized that she wasn’t supposed to have brought the leftover gay from Dracula with her and directed it all solely as Kara. Even Winn and Mon-El are super gay now! And while the prevailing colors of the season are still blue and red, there’s an undeniable rainbow under coat.

Suit #1: … we’re going to get letters about this.

anonymous asked:

Thoughts on Demi Lovato (and her recent stuff with criticizing mermaid fanart and saying Taylor Swift and her friends don't have normal bodies)? You've always come across (at least to me) as someone who cares deeply about issues like mental health and body image, so I'd love to know your opinion on this matter.

Okay, as soon as I read this, I looked this up because I wasn’t aware of the context in which this story unfolded. Now that I have done my research, I have a few thoughts (and you are extremely correct in labeling me as someone who is an advocate for speaking out about feminism, body image, mental health etc). 

Overall, I think Demi Lovato, although I don’t listen to her music, is a GREAT positive role model for young girls. She’s overcome a lot of darkness in her life, she has a healthy looking body, she promotes “realistic” skin/body images on the reg and she’s very outspoken about healthy feminism. But when it comes to the issue of the Mermaid fan art, I think she could have held her tongue. That guy spent literally hours making this beautiful picture of her and she felt the need to call him out for making her boobs look a little bigger? This kind of commentary makes sense when magazines photoshop what are meant to be actual representation’s of celebrities to make them look thinner, or “better” in some way. This even happened to Rowan Blanchard, when a magazine changed her smile because, at the ripe old age of 12, her teeth weren’t completely straight and grown in quite yet(She responded like the queen she is by the way, simply saying “If I can accept and love my flaws, so can you. Slay, Ro). But a fan, trying to do something beautiful for you? To make them feel ashamed of his craft? Kind of gross to me. 

With her speaking out against “Taylors squad” not being realistic body images for girls, at the core of it all, I guess she’s technically right. Girls see those models and think that’s what a man wants, and that’s what we have to look like, and that is what defines “sexy”, when in reality that’s so far from the case (women are beautiful NO MATTER what body shape they are and that’s not even a little bit dependent on a man’s opinon, but guys do like curves on a girl, trust me.) With that said, I’ve been a fan of Taylor Swift for a pretty long time and she has ALWAYS been stick skinny like that. Sometimes it’s just genetics, it’s not about throwing up  your dinner in the bathroom. And as long as she’s not advocating that everyone should look like her, then there’s really no sense in saying anything about it. In some ways, that’s body shaming in and of itself. 

I DO however, agree with her accusations of Taylor Swift tearing down a fellow celebrity (Katy Perry). What Swift did with the video for “Bad Blood” is absolutely NOT what feminism is about. I mean hey, you can write about whatever you want, you can sing about whoever you want, but what you CAN’T do is then go ahead and preach the idea that you are promoting some twisted sense of feministic unity by doing so. She made it quite obvious who she was singing about, proceeded to villianize Katy Perry (who I don’t even like, but that’s not the point), and then make a video that literally has women fighting each other and label it as feminism.. It’s unbelievably hypocritical. But that seems to be the standard for Swift these days, as she went on a rampage about Kanye using her name in one line of his songs, when all of her songs are about fellow celebrities and she markets them that way, in order to make profit and gain interest. 

Bottom line: Feminism is about supporting other women, loving other woman and being each other’s backbone in this patriarchal society that we face. Does that mean you have to love every female you meet? Absolutely not, but you need to respect them. Is Taylor Swift respecting all women when she makes millions of dollars off of music videos where women break off into opposing “squads” and beat each other up? Is Taylor Swift loving all other women when she’s calling Amy Pohler and Tina Fey out, claiming that “there is a special place in hell for women who tear other women down” and then proceed to do exactly that in her own artistic endeavors? 

I mean, Amy Pohler and Tina Fey are fucking rockstars who are the epitome of what a strong, bold, brave, feministic woman needs to be in this world. They are the ones that are paving the way for our future female geernations, by being heavy hitters in comedy, which is such a male dominated and phallocentric sector of Hollywood. They are proving on the daily that girls can do anything men can do. Taylor Swift should be praising these woman, not sending out hateful social media posts about them. 

But I digress. I could ramble on about this for hours. Feminists need to remember that in order to change the patriarchal dichotomy our society has set up for us, we not only need to fix the problems with men, but the problems with women as well. Feminism is not about hating men, and it’s not about finding your “squad” and then profiting off of that trademark. Feminism means your squad is ALL women, and ALL men who support the endeavors we as a gender have decided to stand up against. Feminism is standing united with those who have vowed to fight this fight with us. When we start rating “who is the better feminist”, we all lose. 

anonymous asked:

I know you answered something like this before but I don't actually remember who you chose so let's pick again. We all joke that Katie loves playing characters that suffer a lot. She's really good at it. And I mean, it's kinda true, most of her characters are really sad and emotionally suffer a lot. Alsp they're usually really pure character who don't deserve it! Who do you think has suffered the most though? I think right now it's between Sarah, Lucy, Lena and Morgana?

Hi love! You’re right I did do something like this once. It was a little different because it focused on who was least deserving of their horrible fate. It was between all of her characters that ‘died.’ Lucy was my winner but it was a tough choice.

Going by your question and choices I think it is a difficult toss up. Assumptions about all of them can be made prior to what we see in canon. We also have to consider the reason why they are suffering. While it is all for different reasons, they all share the notion of fear and isolation in their environments despite any privileges or blessings they may have.

Given the circumstances, I think I would have to go with Lena. It is a hard choice but I have to consider the fact that a lot of what she has endured has been since childhood and that is something we know for a fact. Sarah had a difficult childhood having never known her parents and being known strongly because of what happened, but we can assume that the moment baby Lena stepped into Luthor Mansion she was a pariah.

As Lena grew up, very few people would ever view her as more than a Luthor. Toss that in with the fact that she was raised in an abusive home with parents that had horrible ideals and twisted views. Tack on the fact that, like Sarah, she has lost people that are important to her but because of what she has gone through, she continues to battle her own demons and is terrified that she will succumb to them one day.

Lastly, there is the fact that Lena tries to do good in the world. She consistently makes choices that, despite common belief of who she may be, are for the greater good and to help people. However, that doesn’t stop people from continuing to demonize her and/or manipulate her good nature for their own gain. Lena has consistently been used and betrayed by people that she thought loved or cared for her. It is about to happen again. So I think she is the most fair answer at this point.

Don't you EVER speak about her like that. - Austin Carlile

Do an imagine where austin carlile & Y/N have been dating for a few months & shes on warped tour with him & while hes at the booth hanging with fans & kinda being cutesy with Y/N since hI shes hanging with them too & he hears a male fan bad mouth her (like say shes changing austin making him less hardcore or something) or say something rlly sexual about her & Austin’s reaction & after he explains to Y/N why he reacted the way he did? & the ending is fluffy & cute :D? pretty plz

(A/n first fic on the blog!)


I took a seat next to my Austin in the small booth, it had been a long day, but he’d decided he wanted to meet some more of the fans and he dragged me along with him. I didn’t mind though, the fans were always really nice and I loved talking to them.
Once I’d sat down I felt a long arm drape itself over me, I looked over to see Austin beaming down at me like an idiot. “What?” I ask curiously. “Nothing” He grinned. “Austin what is it!?” I punch his arm playfully. “Really, it’s nothing!” He laughs. I turn my chair away from him, arms crossed over my stomach and my bottom lip sticking out. “Aw, come on Y/N.” I hear him chuckle before trapping me in his arms tightly. “Austin let go of me!” I squeak kicking my legs, trying desperately to escape his grip while he effortlessly holds me in hysterics. After a while I give in, exhausted. He leans down and lightly kisses my forehead. “Come on guys, there’s people here besides you two!” Alan yells to the both of us. I instantly jumped up and turned my chair back around. “Sorry guys, I’ll give him back to you now!”

About an hour’s passed, we’ve met a lot of people and the group has died down a bit, but there are still a lot of people at the booth. A girl with pastel pink hair is talking to Phil and Aaron, while a small group of people, probably all about 15 are talking Alan and Tino. Me and Austin have just finished talking to these two guys called Jo and Chris, they were nice. They mainly spoke to Austin and are now waiting to talk to the rest of the guys. A girl runs towards us excitedly, two other girls follow her. “Oh my God, Hi Austin! Hi Y/N!” One of them says, she was quite short and had her brown hair tied in a ponytail “Hi!” I smiled “What’re your names?” “I’m Cassie.” The brunette answers. “She’s Morgan” A girl with long black hair covering most of her face waves shyly at me “Hi.” She says almost silently. “And she’s Katie” Cassie explains loudly, gesturing over to the last girl, who had died red hair and was texting on her phone, she looked up. “Hello.” Was all that left her mouth before he went back to her phone. “Well it’s nice to meet all o-” I began. “Oh my God you’re so pretty!” She cut me off. “Thank you, that’s very kin-” “You are so lucky to be with Austin!” She cut me off again. I look over to Austin for help, but his attention isn’t on the girls in front of us. “Austin?” I try to get his attention. He ignores me, his eyes are focused on something else. I follow his gaze over to the boys we were talking to earlier, they were deep in conversation.
I over hear some on what they’re saying once Cassie stops talking. “I know man, Austin’s been different since he hooked up with that chick, it’s all her fault. He’s so soft now, I preferred him before” Chris says “Whatever though, I’d still fuck the shit out of her.” I look back at Austin slightly worried, his eyes are filled with anger, he looks like he’s going to kill someone. I put my hand on his thigh and his expression softens slightly, but his attention doesn’t leave the pair. “Really?” Jo asks smirking. “Yeah man, She’s an ugly bitch, but I’d fuck her till she’s begging. I don’t see how they’re even together, useless slut like her should be with a guy like me.” I suddenly feel extremely insecure, maybe he’s right, maybe I am just an ugly, useless, stupid, worthless whore. Austin does deserve much better than me. These thoughts spin around my head like a tornado until I snap back to reality by a high pitched scream. I look at Cassie, she has her hand over her mouth. Morgan looks worried and Katie’ s phone is on the ground, her jaw dropped. I look over to Austin to see him pulling Chris over the table by his t-shirt. “Don’t you EVER speak about her like that.” He growls. “Damn Austin, calm the fuck down dude, I was just telling the truth” Chris says smugly, grinning back at Jo who looks more terrified than anyone. Austin yanked him, pulling tighter on his top. “SHUT YOUR FUCKING MOUTH.” Austin yells at him. Chris looks a little scared now, but doesn’t let it get to him. By now, everyone is silent, just watching the scene in shock. Austin drops him. He still looks livid. Everyone else goes back to what they were doing except me and Austin. “Fucking bitch can’t even fend for herself” He mutters taking a couple of steps towards Jo. The next thing I see I Austin’s fist heading straight for Chris. “AUSTIN NO!” I yell at the top of my lungs. His fist collides at full speed with Chris’s cheek, causing spit to fly from his mouth. He hits the ground pretty hard and stays there for a short while. Everyone has stopped what they’re doing again. Staff start to rush over to attend to Chris, but Austin gets there first. “Say sorry to her.” He growls, lifting him off the floor by the same scrap of material. “No way man” He hissed putting his hand to his face. “I said, Tell her you’re fucking sorry!” He shouts. “I’m sorry Y/N” Chris mutters moving his hand from his face and looked straight at me. His lip is bleeding and the right side of his face is bright red. Austin lets go of him, making him fall to the ground once more. I look over to the rest of the band, Alan and Phil are whispering each other while Aaron is in shock. Tino is looking straight at me. ‘Cover for me’ I mouth to him, he nods at me. I get out of my seat and walk out of the booth.
Once I’m good distance away, I slump to the floor and bury my head in my hands, it’s all so overwhelming, what just happened?? I feel a tear leave my eyes as I realise that Austin just finished beating up a fan…. Over me. ‘God Y/N, why are you so stupid if you never came with them then this never would’ve happened. You’ve messed everything up, way to go.’ My thoughts took over. More tears fell as time went on. I kept wondering what was happening at the booth. I could’ve fended for myself. My thoughts were interrupted by Austin. What’d happened to him, is he okay? Oh God I hope he’s okay I swear if anything happened to him no won’t be able to forgive myself. For a minute I could’ve sworn I heard him call my name. “Y/N?” I heard faintly “Y/N?” I hear slightly louder “Y/N!”.

I hear footsteps coming straight towards me, footsteps and heavy breathing. I lift my head to see Austin looming above me. “Y/N…..” he said, his voice trailing off when he sees face. He took my hand and pulled me off the ground before wrapping his arms around me and pulling me into a tight embrace. I flinch away slightly. He pulls away from me. “Y/N, I am so sorry” He says, the sadness evident in his voice. “I just, I couldn’t stand to see someone talking about you like that, don’t believe a word of it, you’re perfect and I love you more than anything in the entire world. I’d never hurt you, I didn’t mean to hurt him, I just, I lost control.” He rubbed his hand on his neck and kicked the floor. “It’s okay Austin” I sniffed “but it scares me when you get like that” “I am so sorry darling” He pulls me back into the hug. I wrap my arms around him, never wanting to let go. “How’s Chris?” I mumble into his chest. “Shh, he’s gonna be fine, don’t worry” He told me, running his hands through my hair. “Everything is gonna be Okay.”

ficlet: better late than--

Klaine fic because I have a weak will. Directly inspired by this and other glee spoilers. I wrote this because I was thinking about what I’d want to see them talk about 5 or 10 years in the future, if we only get a brief shot. Enjoy!

“We’re late. We’re always late. Before we got married, I was never late, to anything, but since then I have been consistently late to absolutely everything—“

“It’ll be fine, Kurt,” Blaine reassures him on the staircase out of the subway. “Besides, late is fashionable.”

“It’s unprofessional! I mean, who knows who will be at Rachel’s party?” Kurt groans, waving his hands to try and get the attention of a nearby taxi. “She knows people now—she won a Tony, and now we’re going to be showing up late to her award party like a couple of unemployed, unprofessional slackers instead of the professional actors that we are—“

“Hey,” Blaine frowns. “Rachel knows we’re coming. I already texted her.” Blaine reaches down and squeezes his hand. “Why are you so worried?”

It’s hard to read his expression with the sunglasses. “I don’t know. I just don’t like being late.” He huffs, crossing his arms sternly. “Do you have to sign every teenage girl’s autograph after the curtain closes?”

“Uh, yes?” Blaine squints at him. “That’s part of the job, Kurt.”

“Yes, but everyones? We’re late because of it.”

“They’re fans,” Blaine frowns, joining his husband in waving for a taxi. “How would you have liked it if you went to the stage door for your favorite show back when we lived in Ohio, and your favorite actor didn’t even take the time to sign your playbill?”

“You don’t have to sign every single one of them, you know, is all I’m saying. And you certainly don’t have to sign more than your name, unlike the paragraphs that you like to write,” Kurt scowls, waving his arms up and down. “TAXI!”

“A lot of them are from out of town! I just want to make their first Broadway experience memorable.”

“Half of them are from New York and come to every single show you give! TAXI!”

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anonymous asked:

I see your point with that confession post and that last anon, but I don't think they meant like you can't be upset even though you have stuff, I think they were trying to imply complain but idk.. Obvi Maya could still be upset and stuff but I think what they were trying to say is she doesn't have that hard if a life anymore bc she has so many people who love her and a lot of stuff so she shouldn't be still thinking her life is hard and complaining ya know? (Not saying she does complain but)

For reference: http://theowldetective.tumblr.com/post/152091191381/yikes-that-confessions-post-i-know-maya-doesnt

I feel like a lot of the people who still criticize the Maya character for “complaining about her life” completely missed what happened with Maya in terms of growth in S2/after Shawn entered the picture.

Until Upstate and then I Do, it had been a LONG time since Maya “complained” about her life the way she constantly did throughout a lot of S1 and early S2. Largely because her life changed for the better, especially with regard to appreciating her mom more and having Shawn as a nascent father figure of her very own (as opposed to “sharing” Cory with Riley, I think Shawn is who MAYA is meant to have as her father). Cory and Riley bringing Shawn and Katy/Maya together changed Maya’s life…which changed Maya in big ways. Things started to change big time when Cory got Shawn back and then (with Riley) tossed him in Maya & Katy’s path—although Katy & Shawn took it pretty much on their own from there, Chet aside. (The writer’s tweet re: GM HftH was something along the lines of: “Tonight. Everything begins to change.”)

This is part of why it’s absolutely RIDICULOUS that a very well-meaning but totally off-base Riley decides it was Shawn who “broke” Maya. (And it’s so sad that Shawn agrees, oh my lord. 😭But if you know Shawn, you know why.) Shawn did the exact reverse opposite of “breaking” Maya. Riley may be a huge influence on Maya in terms of hope, but until Shawn (and also Mrs. Kossal & Lucas IMO), Maya RESISTED that influence. Shawn’s the absolute #1 primary reason Maya finally embraced the hope Riley had been encouraging Maya to embrace for years without success!

Like seriously: compare Maya in GM Money to how she was in S1/early S2. I mean okay, she cracks a couple jokes about being broker than the others but that aside she’s all about appreciating and taking care of what she has instead of focusing on what she doesn’t have. The difference is huge and it had nothing to do with “subconsciously turning into Riley to ‘protect’ her from Lucas.” There’s a reason the extra credit portion of Maya’s “final exam” in Legacy was “what us does for them.” (Nevermind how important it is that her primary “final exam” was PEOPLE CHANGE PEOPLE.)

Maya does “complain” again in GM Upstate and in GM I Do after Riley—ironically with Shawn’s inadvertent help—pushes Maya back WAY too far (and it’s dubious that Maya needed to be “pushed back” at all), but ofc Shawn gets her believing in Hope & Life again by the end of GMID…and we haven’t heard Maya “complain” much about her life since—although that’s going to be addressed again in ACM—aside from being upset about the foiled Taco Plan. But Cory and almost everybody else was pretty much right there with her on that one. 😂

And what’s really interesting about all this is what Jacobs said about Maya & Shawn earlier this year:

“I will give you one further piece of advice for the audience: If you look at the pilot’s story not to go back and look for moments, like this is the moment, or that’s the moment track the characters. How are they growing? Then you’ll clearly understand what we’re doing. There are some episodes [in Season 3] that will involve Shawn. If you track the character of Shawn, if you track the character of Maya, and their relationship together, and what Cory means to Shawn and what Riley means to Maya as friends, and the responsibility of friendship, you’ll understand perfectly what’s to come, and you’ll welcome it.” –https://www.thewrap.com/girl-meets-world-creator-on-shows-biggest-storyline-this-could-not-possibly-be-a-love-triangle/

Obviously I think the way Maya’s relationship with Lucas developed over S2 was a significant part of why Maya changed as well because he absolutely influenced her for the better in some very key ways (chiefly in Creativity & Belief), but we can leave that aside for now because the Shawn/Maya connection is the bigger deal IMO.

On BMW, Shawn was doomed to “never be happy.” I mean they TORTURED that character. Had GMW never come into being, the Shawn character’s endpoint would forever be following Corpanga to NYC on the heels of a breakup. But GMW happened, and Shawn and Maya met because of Riley and Cory…which changed both Maya & Shawn’s lives and fates (not to mention Katy’s). And it breaks the BMW-Purple-Cat-goggles-assumption of “Shawn (and therefore Maya ‘the New Girl Shawn’) can never be happy.”

And on that note, I’m gonna bring the following thread back from the dead with a beautiful thing @minkusintl said a while back:

“If you guys didn’t watch BMW, you wouldn’t understand WHY Topanga and Cory care so deeply for Maya, WHY Shawn and Maya’s father/daughter relationship is not just important to those two but to the people that care most about them because the two are a catalyst for the other’s healing—they bring each other hope because they lead each other to futures they never thought they had.” –http://minkusintl.tumblr.com/post/144428563950/okay-well-you-obviously-have-a-problem-with-riley

The Karaoke King and I

Taylor Swift is trying to think how to sum up the vocal talents of one of the most high profile men she’s ever shared a microphone with – the Karaoke Kid aka HRH Prince William.

She lets out a couple of slightly supressed, rather ladylike squeals as she works out loud exactly what to say. 

‘I mean, he is a member of the royal family, this was a private event and I wouldn’t ever want to say anything remotely disrespectful because I absolutely adore William and Kate,’ she says.

I tell her not to worry, that beheading is a thing of the past in the British royal family and she laughs out loud. 

The clip of them – alongside Jon Bon Jovi – singing Livin’ On A Prayer went viral on You Tube a few months ago. She herself has kept a DVD copy. 

'Well both of us were more screaming than singing,’ she says. 

'But even through all that I could hear his voice and it is pretty good. A nice tone. I’d definitely say he’s got star quality and if he ever wants me to sing with him again I’ll be there.’

At 24, with seven Grammy awards, record sales counted in billions as opposed to millions, a personal fortune of £62 million and all five dates of her current UK tour (which kicks off at The London O2 today) selling out within hours of going on sale, William is just part of a long line of stage partners from Justin Beiber to J-Lo, Stevie Nicks, Ed Sheeran, Carly Simon, Nicki Minaj and the Seventies American singer/songwriter she was named after, James Taylor.

But for a girl who – in a sea of Mileys, Gagas and Rihannas – uses words like 'decorum’, absolutely believes in respecting your elders, has turned down millions to pose for Playboy ('There are a lot of offers that just don’t make sense to me’) and whose dress code limits are hot pants; that infamous Centrepoint charity event at Kensington Palace alongside Jon Bon Jovi and a flushed and delighted looking Prince William was, she said: 'A night I will remember till I’m very, very old.’

She says: 'The whole evening was completely wondrous and felt so special from the start. 

'The theme was ‘winter white’ so I wore a long, white ball gown. Just walking through those beautifully ornate rooms and corridors in Kensington Palace with string quartets playing and that sense of all those people in history who’d walked through the same rooms was completely magical.

'I had no idea I’d even meet Prince William. At the reception I saw Jon Bon Jovi talking to him and then he came over, smiled and started talking to me. I’d never met him before, he was so charming, so easy to talk to.

'I completely love him - and Kate… Looking at them just makes me feel happy,’ said Taylor

'I know about curtseying in front of the royal family but I didn’t actually do it because it was much more informal. 

'Plus I was completely taken aback by his first words to me, he said: ‘I hear you’re heading off to Australia’ and I couldn’t believe this Prince of England actually knew what someone like me was up to.

'Kate wasn’t with him but he actually sat next to me for the concert. 

'We were in the front row and there were singers like James Blunt, Tinie Tempah and Eliza Doolittle sitting near us.

'Jon Bon Jovi got up to perform and he called him out because he’d heard William loves singing Livin’ On A Prayer on karaoke nights. Then he said to everyone in the room: “If I put pressure on the Karaoke Kid he’ll have to get up and sing.”

'Prince William looked and me and said: ‘I’ll do it if you do it too’ and then took my hand. I was just completely surprised and flattered and it felt surreal and completely natural at the same time. 

'We jumped on the stage and started to sing and then we were really yelling into the microphone and clapping hands. I still can’t believe I’ve sung with the Prince of England. 

'But I completely love him – and Kate – I wished I got to meet her too because those guys are like this perfect, perfect couple. Looking at them just makes me feel happy.’

You’d think a girl like Taylor would be pretty happy all the time because she’s got everything she wanted. The last time I met her she was 19 and just on the cusp of becoming huge. 

Now she is mega-huge, up there with Beyonce, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Adele and with homes in Nashville, Rhode Island and Hollywood, who at this years Grammies stunned everyone by head-banging her way through the ballad ‘All Too Well’.

'God, so much has happened to me in the past few years,’ she says. 'It’s true that years in the celebrity world are like dog years and in that sense I feel about 45. It has got crazy but I like to think I’m pretty much the same person I was back then.’

She has not - unlike her peers Miley Cyrus, Justin Beiber and Rihanna – gone wild in an attempt to twerk her way into the credible sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll hall of fame. 

'I think I’ve kept to the same goals I’ve always had,’ she says. 'I don’t compare myself to anyone else, I don’t make comments about anyone else because they do what feels right for them and that’s okay by me.

'You get to a point where it’s like you can’t really do anything right and people will pick on you for whatever decisions you make, so I just try and take no notice and get on with my music.' 

What’s the wildest, most hedonistic thing she has ever done? She laughs: 'That is a tough one, I think I’ll have to ask my friends.’

She has never, she says, done anything illegal. She didn’t have a drink till she was 21 and has recurring panic dreams of being arrested for something she didn’t do. 

She’s still thinking about that wild thing and drawing blanks but the more she thinks about it the more unapologetic she becomes.  

There is a core of steel to Swift that has – along with her song writing – won her praise from some of the toughest and most difficult to impress. 

'God, so much has happened to me in the past few years. It’s true that years in the celebrity world are like dog years and in that sense I feel about 45,’ said Taylor (pictured at the GRAMMY Awards)

Neil Young says he likes her. 'I like her music, I like watching her respond to her attacks, I like the way she’s defining herself.' 

Elvis Costello says: 'You can see self-possession there and I’m intrigued by that.’

She likes to throw parties for her girlfriend but no TVs are chucked out of hotel windows, no eggs (sorry Justin) are thrown at neighbours walls.

'For me relaxing is cooking, baking. In the winter I bake, I make pumpkin loaves and chocolate chip cookies, in the summer I cook. I do a great Japanese stir fry with chicken and vegetables and pasta with vegetables and vodka sauce.’

When she comes to Britain for her tour she’s hoping to see something of the Great British Bake Off. 

'I’ve heard of that show,’ she says. 'I really want to see it because I’m completely passionate about baking and I love watching other people bake. I’d definitely like to see Mary Berry.’

Swift is the product of a highly educated, middle class family who put manners, morals and personal development high on the family agenda.

The daughter of three generations of banking executives, she was brought up in the affluent area of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania on an 11 acre Christmas Tree Farm, the family owned as a secondary business.

From the age of nine thanks to a combination of loving Shania Twain, seeing Dolly Parton and listening to a LeAnn Rimes album her parents bought her as her first ever record, she knew she wanted to be a country singer. Her mother, Andrea, encouraged her first to paint then to paint in words.  

It was not a decision that made her popular at school where everyone else was into Britney (Spears) Justin (Timberlake) and Destiny’s Child. She’d run into the toilets during break times to sit in a cubicle and sing a few lines of lyrics she had just thought up.  

She wore folk style bandanas in her hair and talked about ‘switchbacks’ (a lyric that zig-zags back on itself, a favourite device in country music) .

'I am constantly misunderstood; a lot of people just don’t get me,’ said Taylor

'I was an oddball,’ she says. 'And I was way taller than everyone else (she is a 5,11) with curly frizzy hair. People can be very mean. I became a target, a very easy target because I was also very sensitive.’

At 12 she went to Nashville with her mum and a stack of CDs she’d made, running in and out of record companies delivering the discs while Andrea waited in the car outside. She persuaded her mother and stock-broker father to move to Nashville. 

By 14 she had a record deal but was ‘shelved’ a year later. She pushed on. The words; ‘Never, never, never give up’ are embossed in swirly letters on the inside of her tour-bus.

Success has not dulled her sensitivity. But in many ways it is that sensitivity that has given her success. Her confessional songs – many about lost love and broken dreams – have struck a major chord with her largely female following. She actually looks pretty close to a supermodel but in concert she talks to her audience as if she is the eternal wallflower, the geeky, gawky uncertain one.

She is known for not discussing in interviews past romances with the likes of One Direction’s Harry Styles, the super-bad boy, John Mayer, the American royal, Conor Kennedy, or the commitment phobe Jake Gyllenhaal. 

In the press she is sometimes painted as a man-chaser ('I never chase boys, they don’t like it.’) whose music consists of revenge songs directed at the men who let her down. There are whole websites devoted to working out which song is directed at which ex – Dear John for John Meyer and We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Again is thought to be about Gyllenhaal. Swift will neither confirm nor deny.

It’s actually a pretty smart policy. Not only does it stoke massive interest in each of her four albums, but any such revelations could spark savage repercussions. 

When One Directioners took I Knew You Were Trouble from her best-selling Red album to be about Harry (it was actually written before they even dated) she received death threats on Twitter from his fans urging her to 'drink bleach’.

To Swift it is simply what she does. Her idols from Parton to Stevie Nicks to Carly Simon, Eminem and Joni Mitchell all poured their lives and love affairs into their songs.  

At school, she wrote about girls being mean, about being the odd one, the kid who didn’t fit in. 

'One of the great joys about writings songs is that it enabled me to have the last word.’

She adds: 'Songs are my diaries, they always have been. You have to put your trust in everyone because putting down those real, personal details and thoughts that make a song authentic also opens you right up. I am constantly misunderstood; a lot of people just don’t get me.’

She pauses. 'It’s like how I’m perceived to be constantly going out with people. I’m just not. It’s like she’s a hopeless romantic so she’s a serial monogamist, always dating. 

'They look at me and think: ‘Oh she has to be in love or she’s not happy.’ It is possible for a woman to be a romantic but also to be single and to be happy.’

For the record then, is she single or is she in fact (as has been reported) dating either Ed Sheeran or Jared Leto. 

'I am single,’ she says. 'To be honest being single is one of the best things about my life right now. And whatever people think I actually love it. 

'Life is so much more fun and it’s great not to have to worry about calling someone every night, just doing what you want to do. Hanging out with your friends.’

Swift is far more complex, far more intelligent than most of the stories about her give her credit for. Like Adele, she is one of the few female stars who writes their own songs. Her lyrics are clever, assured and her progression as a writer is clear. 

Stevie Nicks rates her: 'It’s women like her who are going to save the music business.' 

She studies the song writing of her heroes. 

'Sometimes I’ll go into the Canyons in LA and just think about all those incredible musicians who used to live there. I think you still feel an incredible energy there. I’d love to have been around then.’

For the past few weeks she has had an unprecedented number of days off. She has spent the time hiking, making granola ('It’s so good.’) watching re-runs of Friends, Sex And The City, Law And Order and endless loops of her favourite movies 500 Days Of Summer and Love Actually. 

She’s also been reading a lot of American classics: 'For Christmas my brother (21-year-old Austin) bought me the best ever present, a collection of books called The University Library, it has poems, novels, short stories. I love it. 

'I spend a lot of time at bookstores buying beaten up vintage books. You can lose yourself in a book like you can in a song and as a songwriter, you can learn just by reading the way other people write.’

What makes Swift so likeable is her habit of looking outside herself. She talks about sitting next to Julia Roberts at the Golden Globes: 'We just started talking straight away. What struck me about her was not how beautiful she was but how youthful she was. She seemed younger than me and just extraordinary. She has a real grace. 

'She is how I’d like to be. I want to grow up with grace, to age gracefully and to love life. Julia was just so full of life.' 

She asks questions, talks about other musicians (Sheeran, Ellie Goulding), movies she’s seen (American Hustle) the way Eminem can tell a story. 

She has a lot of friends including the actresses Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez and Girls writer Lena Durham who she’s grown particularly close to.

'People say the more famous you become the smaller your circle of friends becomes but for me it’s been the opposite.

'I didn’t have a lot of friends growing up and now I’m surrounded by all these amazing, strong women who are incredibly supportive.

'Like Lena. She’s crazy busy but she’ll always take my call. I can call her in the night and she’d be there to laugh with me or to chill with me or to hold my hand. And I’d be there for her.’

You can’t help wonder if the media misunderstanding of Taylor Swift will put her off dating for good. And what would happen to her music. 

There is a pause and then she laughs. 'I just don’t Google. I’m unapologetically okay with myself. I refuse to believe the good hype and I refuse to believe the bad hype. Life is good.’ Source

One Of The Boys by Katy Perry

The way you look at me is kinda like a little sister

You and Ash have been best friends since birth, having your parents be best friends as well. You’ve always had the biggest crush on him, but he is completely oblivious to that fact. Since you decided to visit him on tour after his constant pleads, it’s been hard to hold in your secret. Right now you guys were watching a movie in his hotel room. “So y/n, how are things going with you lately?” He asks out of the blue, drawing your attention away from the screen. “Pretty good,” you say bluntly. “Is something on your mind?” You turn to face him as he gives you a concerned look. You suddenly feel a surge of confidence run through you before you begin to speak. “Actually yes, there is.” Ashton quickly grabs the remote and turns the volume down, leaving all his attention on you, “I’m all ears.” You slowly breathe out. It’s now or never, you think to yourself. “Okay, well the truth is that I love you Ashton, more than just a friend.” You blurt out. “Well yeah I love you too y/n. I love you as much as Lauren, just like you’re my little sister too.” He says with a smile. You swallow hard before you feel tears well in your eyes a bit. You quickly wipe them away, “Thanks Ash. I think I’m just gonna get some sleep now.” You say as you turn away from him on the bed and close your eyes. “Ok goodnight y/n.” He says, not knowing how much he had just hurt you.

‘Cause I don’t wanna be one of the boys, one of your guys

You’ve always had the biggest crush on Calum, but he’s never seen you as more than one of the guys. You two hung out a lot so you were really comfortable around him, the same going for him. However, you were getting a bit tired of hearing all about the beautiful girls he talks to and sees while he’s on tour. Calum is completely oblivious to the fact that you are attracted to hi, so he never holds back. One day you had enough of it, and flipped out on him a bit. “Calum! You seriously never shut up about these girls! God, please shut up!” You yelled to him. He jumps back a bit, and gives you a very confused glare. “Whoa, what’s wrong?” You roll you eyes and chuckle to yourself, “I can’t believe you don’t get it.”  “Get what?? I’ve always talked to you like this!” He asks, still very confused. “That I like you Cal, as more than a friend! I’ve always liked you and all you see me as is one of your guys and I’m sick and tired of it!” You yell. Calum’s face falls to a frown and he takes a step towards you, “Why didn’t you tell me?” You shake your head and step away from him, grabbing your coat from his table. “Doesn’t matter anyw-“ You get cut off by him turning you around to face him, pressing you against the table. “Of course it matters,” he whispers before smashing his lips into yours, taking you by surprise.

And I walked right into school and caught you staring at me

You and Luke were friends, not necessarily best friends, but you got along really well. You guys had a lot of classes together so you talked quite a bit. You were always kind of a tomboy, and not a lot of guys were usually after you. You had the biggest crush on Luke, but he never seemed to look at you as more than a friend. Something changed over the summer, though. You began reading Seventeen and wearing girly clothes. You were a bit nervous of how people at school would react when you walked in looking completely different from last year. Once you walked into school with your schedule in hand, people were already giving you weird looks, but almost in a good way. You look down to see that your first class was math. You walk to the classroom and walk inside; observing who all is in your class. Most of the seats were already taken, but then you see Luke. He was staring at you, almost captivated. There was an empty seat next to him, so you decided to sit there, a sudden rush of confidence running through your veins. “Whoa… What happened to you?” Luke asks with a grin. “Just changed a few things up. Is it bad?” You ask. “No… you look great.” He says, biting his lip slightly. You could already tell it was gonna be your year.

And I swear maybe one day you’re gonna wanna make out, make out, make out with me

You were Calum’s sister and since you were only a year younger than him, you spent a lot of time with him and the boys. Over the years, you developed quite a big crush on Michael. You always tried to look nice when he came around and you always flirted with him. You tagged along with them to a party tonight. Once you guys got there, Michael wasn’t leaving your side. “Are you having fun?” Michael asks you before bringing a red plastic cup up to his mouth. “Yeah! I’m really glad I came,” you say. “I am glad you came too,” he says, “Do you want to go outside and talk? It’s kind of loud in here.” You nod in agreement. He grabs your hand, causing your stomach to fill with butterflies. You guys walk outside and sit on a swing on the porch. His hand still had not left yours. “So what’d you want to talk about?” You ask. “Nothing in particular. I just wanted some alone time with you.” He smiles and looks up at the stars. “The sky’s so pretty tonight,” you comment looking up as well. “Almost as pretty as you.” Michael says as he turns to look at you. You turn to meet your eyes with his and you giggle a little. “Was that cheesy? That was a little cheesy.” Michael says, laughing. You laugh too, “A little bit, but it was sweet so it’s okay.” Michael smiles and scoots a little closer to you. “You know y/n,” he begins, “I kind of want to kiss you right now.” Your heart beat increases when he says this. “Then do it.” You say confidently. Within 5 seconds his lips were attached to yours, moving softly. His hand tangled in your hair as the kiss deepened. For a while, it felt like nothing else except you two existed.

Kiss Me A Little Harder: One

So I am really excited about this story and I decided to post the first part. The reason why I think this will be a good one is because a lot of parts I am basing off different scenarios that happened to me or my friends when I was abroad, so I hope that will give it sort of a realistic feel to it. Enjoy and let me know what you think! 


‘Just because you’re clean doesn’t mean you don’t miss it' 

January 9th 2014

“Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner cozying up at skii trip" 

I sighed and turned my head to find Katie watching E! News videos on her computer. It was 4:30pm and I was tired and I just really didn’t want to listen to another story about ‘Harry Styles’.

“Can you turn that down please?” I asked politely looking over at Katie.
“Do you not like that he is dating Kendall? Cause I don’t either he could do so much better.”

"No, I really don’t care who he dates or what he does." 

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anonymous asked:

i have an ask that is probably a bit odd and might sound hateful, but i'm genuinely curious. in a previous ask, you said that regina and hook are heroes now. i get why regina would be considered a hero, given she did some good deeds without wanting anything in return for once. but what did hook did to be considered a hero? his actions still seem a bit selfish for me, and i'd like to understand his character more

Not odd — and definitely not hateful. Very genuine and legitimate question. I am, however, going to answer below a ‘read more’ because we always get hate when we answer things like this (ie. anything related to Hook), and that’s not what I want today. x) So, don’t read if you don’t want to.

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anonymous asked:

IS it me or Katy is a different person right now?

Yeah she is. And no, you’re not the only person who sees/thinks this. She’s acting so differently from the Katy I love/know lmao. She’s just different tbqh. And I’m not saying that being different in the sense of changing many things of personality is necessarily a bad thing. Hey it’s cool though!!! Idk if you read my blog everyday but I got an ask the other day talking about Katy and Diplo and bla bla bla and something that caught my attention was that, that anon said ‘she’s not acting like the Katy I love’. TRU. Idk if she’s going through a phase of not giving a literal fuck about anything or what but I hardly recognize her. And it’s not even because of her clothes or music videos or tweets :// another possibility is that she’s maturing and growing up maybe? who knows.

It’s funny bc I get a lot of asks now saying: ‘katy is changing’ ‘katy is not the same person’…I started noticing that like 2 months ago. Now she’s like ‘i-don’t-give-a-fuck-about-what-anyone-thinks-it’s-my-life-and-i’ll-do-whatever-i-want’ lmfao. She used to be like 'i-don’t-care-what-people-say-about-me-i’m-gonna-be-myself-no-matter-what. There’s a difference. Um, also, in my opinion, Katy is the type of person who’s always aware of her environment (like she knows things or has the curiosity to know what’s going on around her) and likes to keep things she likes for herself such as words, clothes, maybe personality traits… and lately, she’s been hanging out with different people and maybe…let’s just say that, she’s been influenced by these people…it makes me so sad bc this makes me miss the 2009-2010-2011 Katy eVEN MORE. Okay bye.