i have no excuse for this really

Harry + 2017:

  • Released his debut single, Sign of the Times, which went platinum in the U.S.
  • Was featured in and was on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, where he was interviewed by Cameron Crowe and talked about the importance of his largely female fanbase
  • Performed on the Today Show, where he requested that the stage be lowered so he could create an intimate show for the fans
  • Was the musical guest on the first episode of SNL that was broadcast live from coast-to-coast in the U.S.
  • Sold out his first solo worldwide tour in a record-breaking 29 seconds
  • Released a documentary, ‘Behind the Album’ on Apple Music, which shows him playing some of his songs at Abbey Road Studios. Full-length performances of all his songs would later be released on ‘Behind the Album: The Performances’ 
  • Released his debut self-titled album, which was well received by critics and was #1 in 87 counties. It is the highest first week sales for a British male’s debut album since 1991 and has been certified gold in six countries.
  • Did a week-long stint on ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden,’ where he participated in Carpool Karaoke and other skits, delivered one of the opening monologues, and performed a different song every night 
  • Covered The Sunday Times Magazine, where he personally reached out to the writer to arrange the interview
  • Announced a second tour in stadium venues for 2018
  • Held secret shows in London, LA, and Mexico and donated all the proceeds to charity
  • During the LA show at the Troubadour, he performed with Stevie Nicks and they sang Two Ghosts, Landslide, and Leather and Lace together
  • Dedicated his show in Mexico to the victims of the Manchester attacks by doing an intimate acoustic set
  • Performed ‘Two Ghosts’ on ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden in London’ on a rooftop overlooking the city
  • Made his acting debut in the Christopher Nolan-directed film Dunkirk in a role for which he auditioned. With its success, he became the first person to have a #1 debut single, #1 debut album, and #1 debut movie
  • Performed in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge during its 50th anniversary special, where he covered ‘The Chain’ by Fleetwood Mac and ‘Wild Thoughts’ by Rihanna, DJ Khaled, and Bryson Tiller
  • Performed at the Grammy Museum, where he was also interviewed on his songwriting process
  • Began his debut tour in September in front of a sold-out San Francisco crowd 
  • Recorded acoustic versions of ‘Two Ghosts’ and a cover of ‘Girl Crush’ by Little Big Town for the first ever U.K. version of Spotify Sessions
  • Released a music video for Kiwi, which features young kids, a food fight, and puppies (lol)
  • Had his own hour-long special, ‘Harry Styles at the BBC,’ where he sang his songs and had fun roaming his hometown with his good friend
  • Performed ‘Two Ghosts’ at the Industry Trust Awards honoring Sony CEO Rob Stringer  
  • Returned to his roots, the X-Factor stage, to perform Kiwi
  • Opened the Victoria Secret Fashion Show and performed twice
  • Was nominated for two MTV VMAs 
  • Is currently nominated for an ARIA and will open the award show
  • Has been announced as a performer at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute where Fleetwood Mac will be honored
  • Is in conversation for multiple Grammy Awards (among other music awards), while Dunkirk is in contention for Best Picture at the Oscars and other film awards

Most importantly, he achieved all of this while promoting kindness (and being kind himself), embracing love in all forms, encouraging originality, being authentic and unapologetic with his music and stage presence, pushing the boundaries of pop music, never ceasing to show love to his fans, working extremely hard and making no excuses, and having a bit of fun. 

You’ve got a bright future ahead, kid, and I can’t wait to see what you accomplish next 

From Cole’s interview

The sexiest day of his life involved ‘extreme romance,’ ‘foreplay’ and a road trip.

“I try to create, especially in sexuality, moments of extreme romance and getaways and usually those are the sexiest,” Sprouse says when asked about his sexiest day ever. “I can’t go into too much detail. I think sexuality and foreplay are deeply intermingled with romance and setting and all of that and, thankfully, when you’re a photographer, you are consistently in the most beautiful settings with people that you really care about, so it’s a deeply sexy thing, it’s a sexy relationship to have with artistry and environment and romance in general. I think imagery is also deeply interwoven in sexuality and romance. I believe every photographer is influenced by their sexual preference in a greater or lesser way, and it certainly has effected me.”

EXCUSE ME.

Sick Day

Jim Hopper/ Reader

Originally posted by mistress-gif

Words: 1,091

Summary: You do not want to burden anybody with being sick so you try to pretend everything is okay. Jim isn’t having any of the excuses.

Request: For a Hopper prompt, maybe reader is feeling really sick, so Hop and Jane takes care of her 

Tagging: @kwaiky, @can-t-figure-it-out

Requested by: Anonymous

Author’s note: Winter is around the corner and you know what that inevitably means! S I C K S E A S O N. Here’s another very cute fic bc y’all need a break


The moment you peel yourself away from the warm, toasty bed of yours to stand up, you felt it. Your head is hammering like no tomorrow and you wish that the feeling would stop. You knew you were getting sick ever since last night but you didn’t expect a cold could form this quickly. Then again, you didn’t pay much attention in biology class.

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“ Look, I’m sorry that Chloe lost her mother (I know she ran away). No child deserves to be without their parent, but that still doesn’t excuse her actions. People say that she’s just child, but honestly? 1).That’s still shouldn’t be an excuse and 2). She isn’t really THAT young. It’s not like she’s a kid anymore, she’s a teenager, therefore should have at least be a little more common sense than a toddler and a kid. Yes, I am also beware that she’s getting redeemed (and I’m happy about that and that’s a big step for her), but honestly? Should it be a BIG deal? Why should she be praised or get a reward for treating people like people and not like they are bellow dirt? I mean, that’s like something she should be doing anyways? I don’t know, it’s just that Chloe isn’t the first bully character (or bully in general) in existence people. What’s so special about her?” 

anonymous asked:

How can one write or what makes an effective and interesting villain? Any tips? Also, huge supporter of your blog! Stay well!

Thank you! I’m still figuring out where to draw the line between my personal time and this blog, so I appreciate your concern for me :)

For your question…

Look at them as an “antagonist” instead of a villain.

Yes, I’m getting nitpicky with terminology, but a ‘villain’ typically refers to an evil person whereas an ‘antagonist’ just means someone who opposes the protagonist. You can have a non-evil antagonist really easily, and they often make for better stories because you can’t hide behind the excuse of “the person is bad and that’s why they’re being fought”.

Make them an actual threat to the protagonist.

The most effective villains create real tension by actually being able to affect the story, and the protagonist, in a real way. Sure, you can write a good story about some far-off evil king and the journey to take him down, but the strength of that story isn’t going to come from the king. Have the antagonist actually cause problems, create consequences for the plot, and push the protagonist beyond their comfort zone.

Give them a good reason to be the ‘villain’.

“Because they’re evil” isn’t a good reason. They need a history that explains why they chose the path they chose and it needs to actually make sense within your world. They need motivation to be in the position they’re in and why they’re opposing the protagonist. 

Connect them to the protagonist. 

If the conflict is personal, then the protagonist is really going to care and that’s naturally going to translate into interest for the reader. It also means you’re more likely to explore who the antagonist is, make their motivation clear, and integrate them into the story in a way that gives them actual presence.

Be vigilant for any plot convenience, coincidences, or ‘forced actions’.

An antagonist that is known to truly work hard is going to look more effective than someone who just appears when things start going poorly. Their actions need to have clear effects and consequences for other characters, typically negative ones, and need to have a reason to be an action in the first place. I’ve seen a few too many antagonists whose motivation isn’t clearly explained, so I can’t feel them to be a threat because I don’t know why they’re a threat. Someone who just “shows up” isn’t increasing tension or interest, they’re just a tool for the protagonist to snark at and leave. 

Good luck with your antagonist!

anonymous asked:

My friend said they stopped because they didn't have a condom, which really bothers me because they shouldn't have even started if they didn't have a condom. Another thing is that since he's a senior, he's either 18 or going to be 18 soon. MY FRIEND IS ONLY 14! And her excuse is that there are 8th graders losing there virginity anyways. I really need help to talk her out of this, idk what to do. I don't know if she thinks she loves him or what, but I don't think this is a good idea. Please help!

Jesus. I didn’t get the first part, but 14 and 18!? He needs to stay away. Your friend might look/act like an adult, but she’s a child. I know it is probably a controversial opinion, but tell on her. You’ll be doing it for her own good. Nothing good can come out of that relationship, especially if she’s not even using protection with this dude. Sometimes we make stupid choices because we’re blinded by what we think is love and we actually need someone else to help us. She might hate you for it though. You’re in a tough situation, but come up with a way to do the right thing.

I really hate how someone can knowingly break the law and smoke weed after seeing how it almost destroyed his shit group when his band mate did the same thing years ago and then tries to kill himself for media play, attention and sympathy, tbh I wish he’d tried a bit harder. The knetz who were so ‘cruel’ about him were just stating the truth. Bigbang would have been better off had he overdosed at home by himself after getting drunk on god knows how many bottles of wine like the pathetic excuse of a human he is as he probably would’ve died alone with no one there to help him. He is a failure as an idol and a total fucking joke who uses mental illness as an excuse to break the law. Imagine being such a fuck up you can’t even manage to kill yourself and do your band mates a favour lmao

anonymous asked:

When you posted...a relationship will force you to look in the mirror and really see your shortcomings...I couldn't have agreed more. I was in a relationship with a woman who didn't put up with my b's and she introduced me to so many things while we were together. The fact that she knew/did more than me and called me out on things,made me very insecure. I ended the relationship. I now know that she only wanted me to be the best version of myself and stop making excuses. I owe her much gratitude.

sometimes people are in our lives to teach us things. i can only pray that she has found a person that can handle how great she is and who understands that her wanting them to be great is a reason to celebrate, not be insecure. 

So, here in the U.S., it’s Thanksgiving and I want to take it as an excuse to get all ooey gooey emotional (not that it takes much). I found out about Tumblr nearly two years ago and I am so grateful I did. Not only does it feed my obsessions but I have met some of the absolute best people here. Uber talented, mega compassionate and just overall most amazing people on the planet. I love all of my mutuals but some of you I’ve really connected with so I just want to say thank you all for being awesome!

And I’m going out on a limb here and tagging everyone that comes to mind with the realization that my feeble mind will undoubtedly forget someone so my apologies in advance but I hope you know I love you.

@bagog @bardofheartdive @deranor @dipsykoo @ellebeedarling @estalfaed @logans-boyfriend @mehutchinsane @mshenkoaddiction @nightmarestudio606 @oneiricjourney @sanguinespire @shotce @sunwisecircles @sweet-ree @you-are-a-program

So my husband and a couple of his collegues are working out of town the past few days. it’s a two hour drive from our home and today the Wife of one of my husband’s colleagues calls me on the phone.

Her : They’re really busy these few days, right? 

Me : Yeah, they are. i miss him. 

Her : Come on, everytime they take a break, Dave always goes home to you, my husband’s told me that. 

Me :………….. 

Her : You must really have him on a short leash… ha ha ha… is he that scared of you?

Me :……ummm, sorry?

Her : Why else would he like drive back and forth even in the middle of the night just to spend just an hour or two with you? That makes no sense. 

Me :…. excuse me?

Her : i mean like, my husband hasn’t even been calling me these three days because he’s really busy and yet, somehow your husband can come visit you? How does that work?

Me *inside my head * : bitch i don’t even blame him wtf….

Her : Maybe if your husband wasn’t slacking off and running back and forth to you, my husband can come visit me, i mean, just saying. You guys have been married for like five years right and you even have a kid…why do you act like newly weds …it’s just ridiculous….

Me : Or maybe your husband just takes longer to get his job done because he’s an idiot.

Happy Thanksgiving

I hit 370 today! So this is just an excuse to say that I am very grateful for all of you and the happiness that tumblr has given me. I have met really nice people and have many new friends. Thank you for all of the support and love for you all!

I have a serious question for Americans

If any of you is American, can you please - PLEASE - explain to me THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING ICE IN HOTEL ROOMS?

WHY IS IT THAT IN EVERY AMERICAN MOVIE PEOPLE GO LOOK FOR ICE

IS IT JUST AN EXCUSE FOR THEM TO LEAVE THE ROOM AND BRING THE SCENE TO ANOTHER SETTING

EXPLAIN

ICE

WHY

PLEASE

“I’m gonna get ice”

W H Y T H E H E L L

No joke here I’m really confused

So, today I had the pleasure of receiving these messages...

Someone has been doing the rounds and it seems that I (along with a few other people I follow) have really pissed in someone’s cereal- all because I post stuff of a sexual nature on a blog CLEARLY marked as containing NSFW content. Now, at first I treated these anons with humour and contempt, but this is below the fucking belt. Telling someone they deserve to be raped is DOWNRIGHT DISGUSTING and reflects exactly what a vile, cowardly excuse of a human being you are- hiding behind an anonymous feature to spew your hate. What the fuck is your problem??? Why can’t you be a mature person and stop seeking out content that triggers you and go elsewhere???

And furthermore- I am PROUD of my sexuality. I do not see sex as a taboo subject or something that’s “dirty”, “gross” or something to be offended by. I’m also NOT the sort of person who acts like a “hoe” as you put it- although even if I did sleep with a different person each week then what the fuck has it got to do with you anyway? It’s 2017, and guess what? People- including women- like sex. Get the fuck over it. My vagina does not stink either- what a pathetic, moronic and childish thing to say. I don’t have STIs and I keep myself clean, thank you very much. Your nasty, hurtful and malicious comments would make Jacob throw up- and I’m sure would make a lot of other REAL LIFE PEOPLE throw up! 

You know, I pity you. I pity that you must hate yourself so much that the only way you can make yourself feel good and bring any joy into your life is to project your hatred onto others. You must be a very lonely individual.

anonymous asked:

what are your opinions on people aging up cartoon characters and then pushing for shipping them? or reblogging nsfw. for some reason it's becoming a trend and it's making me really uncomfortable because sometimes i feel like it's an excuse to write "mature" topics ):

I mean, I don’t particularly see a problem with people ageing up characters because people are allowed to explore characters in all forms not just present canon, but you don’t have to like it, and like anything people shouldn’t push things onto others to the extent it’s forceful because that’s just not on and isn’t fair on people

anonymous asked:

Gundam Barbatos. Whichever form you prefer.

My favourite version is the “complete” form of the original. This design was probably my favourite part of early GIBO and one of the only things that kept we watching despite weeks passing by with nothing happening. When this thing showed up it lived up to its name, with brutal attacks and a barbaric fighting style. I like how it has the same colourscheme as your traditional gundam but a radically different appearance, with feet that are almost more like claws and a massive v-fin that really made it look like some kind of medieval warlord. I’ve got to mention the weapons too, the mace was awesome (while criminally underused) and the smoothbore gun was nice as well, although there’s no excuse for the boring katana it got saddled with for a while.

The only real gripe I have is the one a lot of people have with the exposed midsection, if anything that should be one of the more heavily armored parts. Overall 8.5/10

Earlier this year, my uncle, a science-oriented guy like me, was skeptical about solar panels, mostly because of financing and ROI and not actually knowing if the panels would supply enough electricity for his entire house.

Then Hurricane Irma hit (he lives in Florida), and afterward, he immediately had a solar consultation, and next week, is installing panels on his roof. He decided to purchase them outright (and thus his electricity will be free forever now), but he also said that in order to break even on them with a utility plan would have taken 8 years.

A few minutes ago, he said something simple, but powerful, and put in context with the lies and disinformation oil companies spread to dampen the reach of renewable energy, really brings the entire concept to light:

“If I was going to break even in eight years, there’s no fucking excuse the entire country can’t do it.”

anonymous asked:

Have I told you how awesome you are lately? Because it really is worth repeating. You are awesome, in every way. I'm one of the people who has put you on a pedestal and as far as i'm concerned, you will stay there, no matter how long I know you for, because you are fantastic. You're talented, intelligent, and kind. You're simply a wonderful person and I'm glad you're around. You compassion and open mindedness is truly admirable and really refreshing in the mire of hate. Thanks for being you.

Originally posted by samisoffthewall

I’m just gonna crawl under a rock and blush myself to death for a while. >< Thank you, sugar. ^^ {Also seriously, totally not pedestal worthy. I hit myself in the face with the cabinet door making coffee when I woke up. Totally not pedestal worthy. :D}

anonymous asked:

I know the status quo (especially in the 90s) was for the guy to ask the girl out but, would Dylan have benefited from a girl doing the asking? Or would that have turned him off that she did such a human thing?

This is just an opinion, but my instinct says ‘yes’. I think having a girl he liked show interest in him would have been a big confidence booster, and he would have been thrilled. Dylan was upset at the thought the one/s he loved had no idea who he was and feared she didn’t ‘give a good fuck’ (lol) about him. He was desperately waiting for a sign as to whether he should pursue his love, battling between being proactive or leaving it up to fate (really an excuse that prevented him taking a risk, but he built up some strong mythology behind it). Having her ask him out would have been a major ‘yes!’ from the universe.

The Things That Wait (1/4)

Disclaimer: Red vs Blue and related characters are the property of Rooster Teeth.
Warnings:
CHARACTER DEATH, Language, Canon-typical violence, Psychological manipulation and trauma
Rating: T
Synopsis:
[Reverse Big Bang Entry] Tucker opens an unexpected email that ends up sending himself and all of the Reds and Blues toward a collision course with the unexpected and the completely deadly. In doing so, they face a beast familiar to many of them – the Meta – whose single minded efforts to complete himself with what remains of the Project Freelancer AIs could spell the death for more than a few of them..

A/N: AT LAST! My entry for the Reverse Big Bang held by @rvbficwars in collaboration with my sister from another mister, always lovely and enjoyable beyond compare @theeffar who made me SO pleased by giving me an excuse to create a real Horror Story for an RvB fic – the one genre I’ve really wanted to try out in RvB but have so far – until right now – not had the opportunity for!

The Reverse Big Bang was a blast and working with Effar is, as always, a blast. So very much thank you to the other mods of the blog for running such a smooth, tight ship and for working with me in all my silliness and the confusion of the last few weeks as I tried to straighten out my evolving situation. 

The final wordcount for this chapter is 5454 exactly, and the overall wordcount for this four-part fic should be 24k! So YAY! I hope it’s as enjoyable to read as it was to write!

Starting at Zero

One thing they neglected to tell Tucker about being promoted and reassigned was just how fucking boring it was going to be. Which one wouldn’t have thought because, for one, he was having to work with the exact aliens that had been trying to wipe out the entirety of the human race for the whole Great War. That, alone, should have been full of excitement.

But fighting aliens was a lot less dangerous than being worshipped by them, and as much as Tucker’s self-proclaimed ego might have determined otherwise, he was not enjoying the constant drooling of four-jawed creatures who were constantly trying to touch his kid.

Which was weird and creepy.

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Okay I know we always go on about Marvel’s uncanny casting ability. 

But if you thought they were the only ones, let me draw your attention to this man:

Viggo Mortensen, aka Aragorn son of Arathorn, aka Sexiest Ranger in Middle Earth

  • would hike, often for more than a day, to remote filming locations, in costume, for the sake of authenticity
  • was the best swordsman Bob Anderson (swordsmaster/instructor for LotR, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc) says he has ever trained
  • occasionally writes poetry (more book!canon than film!canon but um hello)
  • does all his own stunts
  • lived all over and speaks about 23940209384 languages
  • you know that scene at the end of Fellowship when he’s fighting the Uruk-hai? And one throws a dagger at him and he hits it away with his sword? Yeah, the guy who threw it was supposed to miss, but accidentally threw it directly at Viggo. Who just casually Aragorned and hit it away. 

They actually cast Aragorn to play Aragorn