i honestly have nothing else to say

Who remembers THIS quote?

“They had you wrapped up like a present yesterday. Like you were his reward.”

Remember Feyre’s response? “So?”

Remember how angry Rhys was at the response? I can agree with him. Because Feyre was so sick that she honestly didn’t care that Tamlin practically owned her. She didn’t care that she was his goddamn REWARD, as if he had done some heroic thing. As if he hadn’t sat and watched while Feyre faced trials and was dying in the dungeons. She hated herself so much and was so reliant on Tamlin and Ianthe that Tamlin could’ve hit her and raped her and done whatever else to her, and she probably would have fought back the first few times, but would stop fighting after a while. So some people say there’s nothing wrong with her response. I say that EVERYTHING was wrong with her response.

And you know what? Here’s another reason I love Rhysand: he brought back that fight in her. Even the first time she came to the Night Court, she fought him because she loathed him. She gained her power back slowly because he helped her realize she never lost it in the first place. And when she grew to like him, that fight didn’t fade. In fact, it thrived. She healed because Rhys helped her understand she was sick. And when she wasn’t sick anymore, and was able to see that she’d been wrong, he stayed with her. Bonded with her. Loved her. Tamlin hated the fight in Feyre and wanted to stop it; Rhys embraced that flame and fanned it to make it grow.

And you know what? If Feyre looked back now and remembered saying “So?” in response to Rhys’ observation, I’m sure she’d be horrified about it. Her strength is the most imspiring thing in the whole ACOTAR series to me. Yes, the whole “Court of Dreams” thing is wonderful, and having friends as amazing as the Inner Circle is cool, too, but nothing is as awesome (and I mean “awesome” in the old way, not the new) as seeing Feyre overcome her demons, love herself, and become such a strong figure. I aspire to be like her one day. So thank you, Sarah J. Maas, because you did more for me through your stories than most ever would’ve bothered to in real life.

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” - Alice Walker

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I did it!!! I finally did it!!

Daiya no Ace Act II Chapter 61: Shuffle

The title is pretty interesting… I imagine this is the start of the fight for position in the first-string. Or… the start for Eijun (and Furuya) towards independence and self-reliance, as the first thing we are shown is Eijun asking Okumura to catch for him, doing exactly as Miyuki suggested. Honestly, I’m impressed. It’s obvious he is reluctant to form a battery with someone who is not Miyuki in the previous chapter, but his desire to become better, stronger overcome his reluctance. This attitude naturally propels Furuya into action. Truly, if by this point there are still people who cannot see how good they are for each other and instead pit them against each other… I have nothing else to say to them. We’ve been seeing their rivalry at work all this time, and it’s a thing of beauty.

That said, OMG, Okumura, you’re so prideful and stubborn (and that Super Saiyan flame, he and Furuya will make an interesting battery when both are fired up, I pity the batter stuck between them) XDDD 

He really doesn’t back down from his words, does he? That is not exactly a bad attitude, but I feel like he’s missing out a good opportunity. With Eijun’s unique pitches and expansive repertoire, practice seems more necessary in comparison to Furuya’s more straightforward pitches. I suppose he has known where he stands as catcher to Eijun, but he hasn’t known where he stands when it comes to Furuya. So it’s quite reasonable for him to accept Furuya’s request, though it does make such a contrast when he previously turns down Eijun’s. It’s rather ironic that for someone who dislikes Miyuki and being compared to him, Okumura unintentionally does the same thing with Miyuki. Remember when Miyuki chose to do extra practice with Furuya over Eijun, and Eijun ended having Okumura catching for him?

Still, I feel like laughing at Eijun’s predicament, finally getting a taste of having troublesome kouhai. Now, you feel your senpais’ pain when it comes dealing with you, hahahahahaha. That’s karma for you Eijun. At least, there’s marked improvement in your relationship with your wolf-boy catcher. We’ll be waiting for your battery with Okumura, Eijun.

Okumura really gives the impression of a better catcher than Yui, and the pitchers, both Eijun and Furuya, seem to pick it up as they both make the first move, instead the other way around. Yui still have difficulty in catching Furuya’s pitches despite being in the dorm room and the first-string together (and have more opportunity to practice with Furuya). However, in few pitches, Furuya easily gives his approval in Okumura. Yui and Ono have the right to be wary of Okumura if he manages to form a good battery with all the pitchers in the first-string. 

Miyuki as usual, has nothing to worry about, and is scheming once again. I kinda miss this Miyuki actually, haven’t seen this side for a while since he became the captain. And by now we’re no longer surprised that it’s Kuramochi who notices and calls him out on it. (Kuramochi seems to share the sentiment, he looks both exasperated and fond at Miyuki, these two are really adorable)

Coach Kataoka’s comment is pretty ominous. But it’s been like few days, or weeks since their loss in the Spring tournament, it’ll take time for Furuya to regain his footing. How long to the golden week, I wonder? Is it possible for Furuya to get in shape to pitch in the invitational match? Right now, it seems Eijun and Kawakami who are in the best shape and knowing Kataoka and his preference for pitcher, both are likely to be played.

However, the best part of this chapter is the Situational Fielding Practice: Eijun-Yui battery vs Seidou batting lineup. To be more specific, the showdown between Eijun-Yui and Miyuki.

The battery is really being tested, Yui as a new, inexperienced catcher and Eijun as a pitcher without Miyuki’s lead. This is the first time we really see Eijun make the effort to make his own call without relying completely on his catcher. I’d say this practice is one of Miyuki’s best ideas. By putting Eijun up against batters whom he is familiar with and batters who are familiar with him, Eijun is forced to consider his calls more carefully, not only he has to consider what he knows of the batters, but also what they know of him. And when–when, not if– he manages to strike out Miyuki, who is his catcher who knows him best and Seidou’s best batter, he will be an amazing pitcher and ace. I’m so excited!

Then there’s Miyuki, who really looks happy and proud with that small smile on his face throughout the showdown. I imagine that he can listen clearly the conversation between Eijun and Yui, knowing Eijun very well. I’m pretty sure he’s as excited if not more for Eijun to stand on his own two feet. It certainly will make their battery more interesting with Eijun finding his own voice and asserting his authority instead simply trusting Miyuki completely and following his lead. As most change when it happens, it’s likely it won’t be smooth, probably not unlike what happened to Narumiya-Tadano battery, but most likely the change is for the better.

At the same time, it’s also a showcase of the current batting lineup. It looks pretty certain that Kuramochi, Haruichi, Toujou and Miyuki are making the cut for first-string. Lookin’ good, guys!

The faces Eijun made in this chapter is GOLD. OMG, thank you for making my day, Terajima-sensei. Happy holidays and happy new year everyone!

+。゜~”(゜∀゜)゜。+

CONFESSION: 

My Confession is that I am going wait and actually play Andromeda before I freaking review and judge it.
The game is NOT even out yet and people are already complaining about it and honestly I’m sick of it.
There are even people wishing the game will flop because of their preconcieved notions of the game.
I’m sick of the entitlement some people have and I tired of hearing the I HATE humans diatribes people are spewing.
And before people say anything, I have nothing against criticism. Constructive criticism is great.
But to wish a game will flop because of not getting what you want is childish!!!
It just seems some people want everyone else to be miserable along with them and I am sorry…I have zero interest in following the path.
When I don’t like something…I walk away from it.
For example…I stopped watching a very popular TV show over a year ago because I did not like the direction it was heading. I had the common courtesy and decency to stay out of the fandom and NOT invade it.
So heres a challenge to the fandom.
Once the game comes out and I play it and if I am unhappy I will make a confession about it and if  any of you play  it and it turns out to be BETTER than you expected, will you have the courage to admit you were wrong???
Its easy to say you were right about something.
Its alot more difficult and takes alot of character to admit when you are wrong about something.


Mod Note:

To confessor, Be sure to include link to this confession so we can can cite it in a note if you send us a confession after you played Andromeda. We will add a mod note that says something like “in response to this confession” and include link so our followers have a better understanding. Thanks :)

anonymous asked:

Have you ever heard Heather Dale's "Tarnished Silver"? It's a pretty song and very Nina/Matthias. Thought I'd recommend it because you're my favorite author and (honestly I'd never be able to say this off anon) your books gave me something to live for when nothing else could. Waiting for Crooked Kingdom gave me a purpose for a while, and fortunately that while was enough time for me to think of the other things I had that were worth living for. So thank you for that. Thank you very much.

I haven’t, but I will absolutely go listen. And I hope things are better now. Please know I’m sending all the love and strength. 

Why am I here?

I’ve been running this blog for a little over a year now and I have managed to amass almost four thousand followers. I am certainly appreciative of all the interest in what I share, but I also seem to attract some unwanted attention. For every five followers I get, an average of three are porn blogs sharing images from my page for the purpose of arousal. I would like to point out that this blog is intended to share the notion of body acceptance and promote healthy social nudity among families, friends and even strangers in a legal and unprovocative manner. Nothing I post is meant to be suggestive or sexually arousing because there is more than plenty of that in our society as it is. Now, don’t get me wrong, I have no qualms about pornography or sex. In fact, I can honestly say that my wife and I relish our continuously evolving and creative sex life. The thing is, there is a time and place for that, and this blog is intended for something else. I believe nudity and sex can be separate just as owning a car and racing can be separate. Having a car makes racing easier and more fun, but simply having a car doesn’t automatically preclude the notion that you race every chance you get. Our natural bodies are the same way. Enjoying sex and pornography are great, but simply being nude or seeing/interacting with people who are nude doesn’t mean sex is involved whatsoever. Due to this, I have made the choice to keep Tumblr porn as separate from this blog as possible. I visit the pages of every one of my followers and can easily usually determine why that person is following my blog by viewing a few posts. If your reason for following my blog is because you live the nudist lifestyle, are curious about the lifestyle or simply admire the human form in whatever variation, I welcome you. If your page is blatantly pornographic and depicts sexual acts of any kind, I will block you. Again, this isn’t because I disapprove of pornography or sexuality, but because this blog has a different purpose. I aim to spread the joy and freedom of simple nudity here, and I would hate to have a visitor or follower seeking additional information or encouragement on nudism be discouraged by an audience consisting of penetration gifs and “Share if you would fuck me” messages. That’s not why I’m here.

With that, I wish each and every one of you a happy and prosperous new year. Live life to the happiest and fullest; live life to the nudist!

You know, a couple months ago I wouldn’t have even thought about cursing at all. Like even just typing curse words. But now, after dealing with the complete and utter bullshit that is senior year of high school, I honestly don’t care anymore. I have yet to actually speak the f word, but I’ve typed it plenty and will probably progress to saying it by the end of this year. I’ve just found that nothing else really works to convey how DONE I am with high school and the people in it. College, please come faster, I’m begging you. And more specifically may/June because may= acowar and June=maybe me and my sister going to Iceland

what she says: i’m fine
what she means: no but honestly have you SEEN the way even looked at isak when he saw him at school. he was CRAVING, he was ACHING for him, his eyes were freaking glued to him, his friends were probably telling him something and he wasn’t even listening to them, they could’ve told him the ground was about to collapse beneath their feet but his mind was all “isak isak isak isak” and nothing else. they’re so in love why are they both hurting

anonymous asked:

I honestly don't know what I expected in asking a misandrist blog to explain what misandry accomplishes. As long as you're capable of distinguishing misandry and actual feminism, I guess I don't have much else to say. (dont have much else to say even if you don't because getting into an argument will prove to do nothing but waste time for both of us) Have a pleasant day.

I am able to tell the difference between things, yes. Like I know that chocolate and peanut butter are both different things, but damn are they amazing together.

// @ask-shotglass & @askthesoupbowl //

“STOP right now! Its one thing to call someone out but another to blatantly screw with the emotions of someone. These are my friends! I couldn’t care less if I was cast into hell if it meant these two and everyone else was safe. So if you wanna pick on someone! Don’t pick on people who have done nothing wrong. They are both sweet. I can honestly say I care for both of them dearly and i see that they are amazing individuals inside. So pick on ME. Not them”

hetarechu  asked:

Hello my sweetheart ❤💛💚💙💜 i'm very very tired so sorrt any error, but i LOVE your blog, it make me feels so much more valid, i'm very grateful for you. Can you do a mtl to date an asexual of BTS, please?? A lot of kisses, hugs and plushies from me n Yoongi. Take care of yourself, be good to yourself, sleep and eat a lot, ok?? You are an awesome person, n anything that you might need, i'll be here 💕

before i do the mtl for you, i would just like to say thank you. this message is so thoughtful!!!!! like you could have just asked for your mtl and said nothing else, but you took the time to say all of those nice things and honestly this has made my day. you’re a blessing <3

Most

Hoseok 

Seokjin 

Yoongi 

Taehyung 

Jimin 

Jungkook 

Namjoon

Least

(this is just my opinion and i’m not implying that any of the boys wouldn’t date an asexual person)

have a lovely day, angel  ❀  ♡  ❀

anonymous asked:

I wish people around me would stop saying that I'm fat because ??? honestly I'm not, I have a bmi of 19.5 for god sake and yeah there's nothing wrong with being fat either way but idk my internalized fatphobia is getting really bad because of it

I’m sorry people are doing this to you, insecurity about your body can be horribly damaging.  They’re treating you badly and should stop. Your feelings are important, and I encourage you to work on accepting your body. 

However, you might not like what else I have to say about this. Please don’t think I’m trying to be dismissive of your pain, because I’m not. 

People should stop using fat as an insult, because it’s not a negative thing to be. People should not be calling you fat, not because you are or are not fat, but because it is a fatphobic slur to use the word that way. 

BMI is still garbage, and it really says nothing about whether you are fat or not. There are so many other factors, and BMI only measures a weight to height ratio.  It doesn’t measure body composition (muscle weighs more than fat).  It doesn’t take into account the size or density of your bones. It doesn’t take into account the weight of your breasts, if you have them.

One more thing: If you’re not fat, you can’t have internalized fatphobia. You can be insecure about your body, and you can be applying fatphobic ideals to your own body.  However, internalized oppression is negative attitudes towards yourself as a member of the oppressed group.  I can’t tell you whether you are fat or not, but if you’re not, then internalized fatphobia is not what you’re feeling. 

If you can, tell those people who are calling you fat they’re being shitty for me, will you?

-Mod Siarl

Honestly the best piece of writing advice I have ever been given, from anybody ever, be they parent, teacher, published writer, etc. was from @phantomrose96​ who said that, more than motivation, you have to have tenacity in all your endeavors if you really want to accomplish something. So I’ve been working hard with that in mind, and it honestly really helps to have that mindset

Like, I know everyone always says “You just gotta do it, you gotta sit yourself down and just do it.” Which is basically the same thing, except it’s not? When people say to just do something, that really doesn’t help me. Because then I’m sitting over here wondering ‘how? how do I just do things?’ and when you do manage to sit yourself down and try to work, nothing comes so you feel like something’s wrong with you because everyone else is able to sit down and just do it, so why can’t you? So clearly it’s your fault, there’s some deep flaw within you and, honestly, it leaves you feeling alienated and broken

And what ends up happening is that the next time someone’s advice is “Just do it” you just kinda automatically mentally reject it. Like your brain goes ‘haha no.’ Because it completely shatters your self-confidence and so you tell yourself that you can’t ‘just do it’, it doesn’t work like that

But the point of all of that is that telling someone to “Just do it” makes it seem so simple and easy when really it’s not, and so too often you end up with people who become demoralized at the first sign of failure because they think something is wrong with them when it’s not as easy as they were led to believe it should be

But telling someone that it requires tenacity inherently acknowledges that whatever you are doing is hard, it’s gonna take lots of work and willpower and many times you are just going to have to push through because you will feel like you want to quit so bad but you can’t, because you need to be tenacious if you want to do this thing, and so when you get to the first roadblock you go ‘okay, I can deal with this, this isn’t the end for me because I wont let it be. There’s nothing wrong with having difficulty as long as I push through it in the end, however long that takes, and that’s okay’

And it seems like such a minor thing, just a few words difference, but to me it changes everything from how I see tasks now down to how I think of myself, and it’s honestly such a healthier outlook too? 

Maybe I’m not making much sense, but the “JUST DO IT! HARD WORK AND DISCIPLINE!” has become so rote as to be practically meaningless and sort of feeds into this idea that if you don’t see results right away you aren’t really working hard and aren’t disciplined either, otherwise you would have results

But tenacity suggests a struggle over a long period of time, through hardships and failures, and that all these things are okay, and part of the process, it’s all okay as long as you keep going

So, really, I just wanna thank @phantomrose96 because I don’t think she knows how much she’s helped me, and I’m willing to bet there are others out there who are like me who could benefit from her philosophy over Shia Labeouf and Nike’s 

isabelthespy

idt you would have overlooked him by accident (like if he’s not there it’s probably bc you don’t want him there) but i never get tired of saying John Darnielle Is A Pisces

I’m glad you mentioned this, otherwise I would have forgotten to say something. I intended to include him, I like Mountain Goats I swear I do, but there is nothing I could do with any Darnielle song that would surprise my listeners in any way. And, honestly, I make mixes to make statements! I don’t have anything to say about him that everyone hasn’t already said. I don’t think there is any other artist like this on earth, that I feel like I could never catch up with everyone else on. So I’m leaving him off!

Unlike Matt Skiba, who I’m leaving off as a political statement, and Carrie Underwood, who gets saved for volume III if there ever is one.

anonymous asked:

Ignore that other dude, there are way too many platformers flooding the indie world already. A well-made puzzle game would be way more interesting, even if its harder to pull off. Honestly, in most puzzle games you basically just have a "click ledge to climb ledge" command and there's nothing else to it. So I wouldn't overthink what people say about things like this, just focus on what matters

I think there was a misunderstanding here. @theonian expected something different from what I had designed so he was rightfully disappointed when I went in another direction. He might prefer platformers over puzzle games whereas you might feel the other way around and that’s perfectly fine. I wasn’t trying to justify myself to him in my last post, I simply wanted to share my thought process on the issue because it’s something I was thinking about since I implemented the block puzzles (and because I like game design in general). Besides, in game development, you kinda need to overthink pretty much every aspect of your game, so everyone bringing their opinion to the table, whether it’s him, you, me or anyone, can only be good. The worse that could happen is me saying that I already thought about the issue. And at the end of the day, this is not a committee, this is a personal project, so I get to chose how the design goes.

Also, since you brought up the subject of puzzle games, I want to reiterate that what I’m doing is definitely a Zelda clone. This means that the gameplay will (hopefully) be in equal parts exploration, combat, and puzzles. The game might also be a bit story-heavy. This might not be your ideal game and this might change your perception of my project, but I’m glad that at the moment you care enough to follow me.

As a last note, although I do agree that indie games predominantly feature platformers, I’m not sure there are that many 3D platformers, so I wouldn’t say the market is saturated there. 

whip·lash

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verb

  1. jerk or jolt (someone or something) suddenly, typically so as to cause injury.

Chapter Five

I hear my phone vibrate against the fabric of the chair and I groan. Another message. Curiosity gets the better of me and even though I’m pissed off I stand up to retrieve the stupid thing and see what else he said.

“What are you up to?”

Such a simple question and it elicits such a surge of annoyance in me that I feel like my head might pop completely off. What am I up to? Well, I’ve just come off a really great date where I felt like I did nothing but think about you. Can’t say that though, can I? But then I have a thought. I wonder if I could possibly make Niall jealous. Would he even care if he knew I’d been out? Hell, honestly, it doesn’t matter to me if he cares or not. I’m going to rub his face in it anyway. So I pick up my phone and type out a quick response. 

“Not much. Just got back in for the evening from a date.”

His response is almost immediate.

“a date?”

I chuckle darkly as I type out something that could only be read as sarcastic.

“Yeah, a date. You know what those are don’t you? Like a guy asks a girl out and they enjoy dinner and conversation.”

I can almost hear the flatness in his tone when he answers.

“I know what a date is Harper.”
“your date couldnt have been that good if you’re back home, alone, and texting me.”

I scoff. This asshole. He thinks he hung the goddamn moon. But two can play this game.

“Who says I’m alone?”

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So this Mass Effect novel keeps describing turians as having “masks” of hard cartilage on their faces and like… no? It’s not a mask it’s just?? their face??? Their faces are made of cartilage you don’t say that human faces are masks of skin what the fuck man

It also says that turians are impossible to tell apart and False I can tell them apart easily you just gotta pay some fucking attention that’s all. Honestly the colony markings make it p easy if nothing else