i don't know what it is supposed to mean

19-2000 rough draft

Murdoc: this doesn’t mean ANYTHING

Russel: she is a KID and she wrote some damn beautiful lyrics and you are going to put them in a song

Murdoc: “get the cool shoeshine”. What am I supposed to do with this. What the fuck is this.

Russel: put it in the song

anonymous asked:

I get why people are upset w/Lance's vlog. But what if he is just not meant to be THAT deep & really is there to be the funny, supportive guy. Bc thats what he is: a supporting character. I know fans want more but I just don't see them developing him deeper than he is. The majority of characters seem to already be developed & they have way too much plot to handle & questions to answer. Fans should also stop w/Lance being bi as canon bc he just isn't. Just love a character for who they are.

I mean, just myself personally though I really…don’t? The thing is, I think people just had very skewed expectations of what these blogs were supposed to be. And somehow, I think a lot of that goes back to Keith’s. I keep seeing people yell about how Keith got so much backstory in his while Allura and Lance didn’t, but you know what? That’s not what’s happening. Basically, the vlogs strike me as 1) recap and 2) getting to see more of these endearing characters that we love and hear their voice on some things in a one-on-one setting. Kind of like a glimpse into “a day in the life of” stories. So when people get mad because “Keith got more character development in this 2 minute clip then he did in 3 or 4 seasons!! Why didn’t anyone else get that!?”

I just…don’t understand that line of thought. Because the things is, Keith’s vlog isn’t new information. All of it is implied, and it’s right there laid bare in the narrative. If people didn’t realize what he was going through until he outright said it, then that’s on them. But animation is very much a medium of show not tell, all those elements to Keith’s story were already there. This isn’t news. So when people want others to get the “character development” Keith did in his vlog? It’s kinda bizarre to me, because that wasn’t what happened really. 

Keith’s vlog is really just him outright speaking about his personal issues. But you know what? He’s a character with lots of walls up, so of course it makes sense that he’d only say a lot of these things in a medium where it’s just him and he can safely vent. And I’ve said this before, but Lance clearly doesn’t have the same kind of baggage and tragic backstory that he does. He likes performing and talking about himself, so of course he’s going to respond differently from Keith, you know?

And what really bothers me is–I see people saying how Lance’s was completely shallow. But then, in the same breath, mention “they could’ve talked about his bond with Keith!!” And just–why? Why is Lance’s character development in relation to Keith somehow deeper or more genuine than what he has with Allura? Particularly when it was Allura who passed on the Red Lion to him, Allura who said he was worthy of being the Red Paladin. And it’s Lance in turn that Allura looks to for guidance, that she finds comfort in and starts to open up to. 

Lance quite literally went from being shallow and flirting with her at every opportunity to really becoming friends and turning into someone so supportive of Allura, it’s his belief in her that literally triggers Voltron’s newest power. They’ve come to genuinely care for one another and have a bond built on mutual trust and compassion, and when Lance runs to Allura to help her up in season 4? She doesn’t pull away like in season 1. They’re in a much different, much better place now, where they’re truly falling into sync with one another. And that is a drastic difference from day one. The guy has really grown and matured here. 

Lance’s vlog talked about how he developed as a character. Just not in the way people seemed to want. 

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“Hymn for Cain,” by o.g.k @nathanielorion

Okay look, I love Hugo Vega. Hugo is best dad. I don’t understand why more people don’t like him. Here’s an adorable teacher dad struggling to be a good parent and dealing with a rebellious son after a divorce and secretly having a passion he fears will be made fun of cause he’s supposed to be very studious and serious. A man who loves cheese, trivia, and wrestling and tries so hard every day. And ya know what else he’s got going for him? I mean….just roll with me here but…

LOOK. AT. HIM!

Love Hugo Vega. 

Love yourself.

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“I am the governor, and protecting the people who live here is something that I must do.”

anonymous asked:

What did he say in that interview? I don't what to give the views.

he said (i’m assuming the interviewer is asking if bty is abt eleanor)

“ i would never describe eleanor as that person in that relationship cause you know.. that relationship is very very intense and maybe.. i mean.. it’s kind that’s your interpretation of the song.. maybe they’re not right for each other maybe they are.. and that’s certainly not the case.. for.. ah no.. she’s ace….. i mean i’m sure you’ll see in the album there are some sappiness to follow”

i’m the fact that the only thing louis can say about his supposed ‘long time gf’ is that she’s ace. slkdfjaskl

Hey reptile side of tumblr

I got a new baby ball python about four weeks ago, and she’s about three months old. I know they can go a while without eating, but the reptile place fed her once a week and instructed me to do the same. She was eating fine for the first couple of weeks I had her, but the last two weeks she’s been refusing meals, and I don’t know when I should start worrying. I keep her tank’s temperature and humidity at where they’re supposed to be, so I don’t think that would be the reason, and I haven’t changed her tank at all since I first got her. Does anyone have advice on why she might not be eating/how to get her to eat?

Me meeting Rick Riordan
  • Me: Hey wassup Ricky mah maaan. Hey so you know I was wonderin' if maybe you could write another book... I mean don't get me wrong all the other books you've written so far are great but... I need more Percabeth and get more of those gay ships in there that shits real good. And don't forget, I want it to have so much fluff I feel like a teddy bear just swallowed me and I'm in its fluffy belly. You know what I'm talking bout, I also need some making out in there, not necessarily Rated R action but I do want some shirtless making out in there that shit's hot. Anyway man you gonna make me happy?
  • Rick Riordan: Well unfortunately, I cannot do that because these are supposed to be children's books but if that's what you're into you know where to find it.
  • Me: Ye I know what u mean
  • Me: *goes on fanfiction.net*

anonymous asked:

I'm aro/ace and I get the whole "not broken" thing like I understand but there's a part of me that always like "attraction is based on chemicals in the brain, therefore if I don't feel attraction then there are chemicals that either aren't firing or they aren't there" like my brain is like "yea there's nothing WRONG with you necessarily, your brain just isn't doing what everyone else's is doing and is "supposed" to do" I like science and when I didn't know these were things that's how I thought

Luckily for you, I have training as a biologist!

Originally posted by judarswife

Attraction is thought to be a subconscious reaction to pheromones. A lot of this has to do with immune systems being different (a person’s immune system that is different from yours will “smell” better and that means stronger offspring). This is true for homosexuals where (with cisgendered homosexuals via traditional means) reproduction isn’t really an option. With asexuals, many of us may be missing a special organ. This means we don’t find people attractive because we can’t subconsciously detect their pheromones. [X].

With that being said, I’m willing to bet my left arm (I’m left-handed) that many asexuals actually have this organ. This means that there’s gotta be something else playing a role in asexuality. True, the brain doesn’t fire off signals because we’re not attracted to people. There are probably some differences in our brains than in allosexuals. However, that doesn’t mean we’re broken - the opposite really. Diversity is what drives a species to survive. With this diversity, a species is more likely to survive. But you might be asking yourself, “The likelihood of me reproducing is reduced with my lack of sexual attraction!”

Yes, that is true. That’s also true for other people of other sexualities where reproduction is reduced. However, the success of an individual among its species isn’t necessarily marked by producing offspring. The success of an individual can be marked by many things. A lot of this is helping others with offspring with DNA similar to you (nieces, nephews, siblings, etc) survive. Beyond that, it can just be by helping other people survive or contributing to society in some way. Even if you don’t, it doesn’t really matter. We’re overpopulating as it is anyways. 

So you’re not broken, not in the slightest. You’re part of a diversity, and that’s awesome!

Tuesday rambles

I think the most important thing I have learnt about dogs is to respect them. I know that might seem obvious, but this has been an evolving process for me in my way of thinking and behaving around dogs.

I’ve had dogs since I was a kid and my family have been long-time dog owners. Almost all my relatives have dogs. And while they all love their dogs very much, I’m not sure that there is a lot of respect going around.

When I chose to buy Luca and bring him into my home, I made a conscious decision to not yell at him or punish him. I very firmly knew that I didn’t want to be someone who yells at their dog. Not only is it not useful, it can be the opposite of useful and make minor problems much worse. Despite having a lot of frustrations with Luca’s behaviour sometimes, I choose instead to distract or disengage.

So for the first year of having Luca, my focus was on respecting him in that sense. Yelling is a big one that bothers me because it is still extremely prevalent in dog ownership here. I used to think it was acceptable behaviour too. I still see it all the time: people on the beach yelling at their dogs for rude behaviour, people in their houses yelling at their dogs for barking, club members yelling at their dogs for doing something “wrong” during training, people I know yelling at their dogs for any kind of undesirable behaviour. So this was an easy fix for me. It was everywhere and I knew how to change my own behaviour to make it stop.

But since then I’ve learned even more about respecting my dog. It extends beyond not being overtly mean and scary to him. It’s also about respecting him as an individual. A big thing for me has been taking these Fenzi courses online. Being asked questions like, what does your dog enjoy doing in his free time? Even when I started attending training classes locally and being asked, what is your dog’s favourite treat? Most people don’t really have an answer because they assume all treats are equal in a dog’s eyes. But why should that be the case?

Respecting my dog as an individual means that I should consider him in all things that relate to him. If I want something from him, I am obligated to provide what he needs to achieve it. If I want him to learn something, I must provide an environment where he can learn it. If I want to interact with him, I need to make myself a trustworthy and pleasant person to interact with. Why should I expect my dog to adore me without offering anything in return? You gotta feed and walk your dog and not yell at him and pet him and take him to the vet. But you also have to give him agency, give him safety, give him space and offer him joy.