i just remembered i took it

allybrookeofficial: NORMANI KORDEI HAMILTON! Wow…you took that stage and OWNED IT with such grace, beauty and joy. You had a smile so big and your moves were just gorgeous. I watched you with the biggest smile! You were born to dance! I am so ridiculously proud of you!! You are working extremely hard for #DWTS and for our tour in ASIA. Your work ethic is insane. I remember being in awe of your dancing in our early days - AND NOW LOOK! YOU ARE ON DANCING WITH THE STARS - YOUR DREAM! I am SO FREAKING HAPPY for you! And Val @iamvalc - thank you for being so wonderful to Normani. She definitely has the best partner! What a spectacular performance. Keep shining mama, I’ll keep cheering @normanikordei 💖💃🏽

It’s always weird to see these posts like “My great (x20) grandmother was a witch and the tradition has passed from generation to generation, I’m an empath that can basically read minds and all of this witchcraft is basically like breathing.”

No one in my (remembered) family (known to me) practiced/practices or took part in anything religious beyond Christianity. And even then, the generation before me is predominantly non-religious (I have, like, one Christian cousin), and most certainly non-spiritual. They’re all quite content plodding along in the mundane - this isn’t a slight on them, just what it is.

But here I am casting circles, tempting fae, drawing sigils and casting spells … And sometimes, it saddens me to read these “I’m an [x] generation witch” posts that read like they’re somehow above me. 

I’m no less valid because I’m the first (and probably last, I don’t want children) witch in my family; my magic is still fueled with energy, incantation and intent. So can we stop pretending like those of us not born to magic are somehow less, please.


(Okay to reblog!)

hi everyone! just a quick check-in to say if you’re ever sending anon hate, especially to blog like this (I can’t think of a blog with better intentions than one like this, besides like the anti-puppy kicking brigade?), then I feel bad for who you have become. 

I don’t know what you’ve gone through to make you like this or to push you so far away from basic human empathy, but in any case, pointless hate against vulnerable people is unwelcome here, and I seriously recommend you reflect on why you do this and why you would target people who especially need love and support right now such as me and the audience of this blog.

The Bioware fandom seems to be having a mental break down for a lot of reasons. One of them being the score the game took from multiple reviews by critics. Mass Effect: Andromeda got a pretty low score out of ten from a lot of companies. And this seems to push people away- yet I remember when DA:2 got some pretty high scores and it’s one of the least favorite games out of the series and for the fans. So maybe just watch some gameplay before you let critics choose for you. Since DA:2 was a flop with large scores, this may be the opposite. I don’t know, I haven’t played it yet, but I’ve actually heard some great feedback from friends who are playing it now.

It feels different and it’s fun, and that’s how it’s supposed to be. We’re not Shepard anymore, we’re Ryder. A new protagonist. Of course you’re not going to get the same feeling from the original trilogy. The main subject of the game is finding a home, exploring, and stopping this big bad. In the original games you were under constant pressure because of the Reapers. It only makes sense this game would feel different.

Anyways, I know the whole fiasco of love interests is the least compelling part of this game, I can’t say I’m happy about it either, really dissapointed actually. Hopefully that will be fixed soon enough. (Considering this game seems to lean towards straight men, with all that soft porn, I mean damn). But other than that, I’ve heard it’s actually really fun and complex. Despite it’s issues. Personally, I’m going to wait a bit, but I do plan on buying. I just hope the fandom gives Bioware a short break to sort itself out- I have a strong feeling EA forced them to release this game before they were ready.

And they had a small budget- if you compare it to other games, it really is. That, and they tried pushing the date back multiple times. I don’t think a lot of it is really their fault, especially considering how nice it looked in early development when those sneak peaks came out. The emotions and facial animation was just breath taking.

I really don’t think they meant for this happen. It’s a huge game and was pushed for a release. I think they needed more time but wasn’t given it. Anyways, I just had to get this out there, because the freakout is understandable but also a little early. Wait. See what happens. Bioware usually listens.

Have a good day ya’ll, hopefully things will change, I have faith in that.

geminidragonjasminealexandra  asked:

Why Donnie?!? Why the hell did you put those horror fuel nightmare spewing Furbies faces all over the sewers? Not like the sewers have to be any scarier than it already is. Skinless Faces of furbies staring at you with glowing motion sensor eyes... It's like you read my Diary of worst fears.


I know! Aren’t they great!

Remember when the new furbies came out and there were reports they were possessed? They would turn on and off at will, say things that people swore they hadn’t learned or recorded. Some even thought the Furbies were spies. So many were thrown away or returned because they were thought to be either haunted or part of a government conspiracy to spy on you.

I just took that concept and made it real.

I found these little guys in dumpsters and landfills. I took them apart but kept their basic functions so they could still light up, move their eyes, and occasionally talk to you. Then I put motion sensors in them. 

Imagine you are just walking down a dark sewer tunnel and suddenly, in the dark, the lights flash and these lighted eyes just stare at you.

I’m sorry, I just cackled. *cough* Ahem. Anyway. These little gremlin guys will let us know if anyone approaches the lair. We could use the extra security. 

anonymous asked:

Just saw your gifset where Leia speaks to the pilots in ESB with Han in the background starring at her from the Falcon, stopping his work before trying to focus again as Leia is coming his way and I can just picture the deleted scene where she stops by the Falcon and mocks him because he almost fell or hurt his head, don't remember exactly, but all of this because he was thinking about her and trying to act nonchalant and I wish we had this scene so badly heh

OMG I know! That scene is so cute, it took me AGES to notice Han standing up and looking at her from the Falcon. And that deleted scene would have been gold like I’m pretty sure Leia made a dick joke to do with the Falcon not working, it would have been priceless

Since I just took a speaking exam and I have another next week I thought i would write some advice for language speaking exams. I find the speaking exams the hardest part of learning a language and I got very stressed before my German speaking which affected my performance. Some of the advice will be general whilst other parts might be focused on GCSE level.

1. Before the Exam
- you have to get to the exam at least 15 before, use this time to recite your presentation to yourself and any key phrases you want to remember. The quiet conditions will help.
-if you have a roleplay section, look over the card and come up with what you want to say and make sure you understand what is being asked and what you must do.
-keep calm! This is very important (and also very difficult) but can really help you. Take deep breaths and focus - my teacher allowed us to bring a stress ball or soft toy to help relax us, but ask your teacher beforehand whether that is okay.

2. Roleplay
- the roleplay can be the easiest part of the exam.
- read the top of the roleplay card very carefully, it will include details of what the roleplay is about and the information could be needed later in the roleplay.
- the words in the questions can often be recycled in your answer!
- you can get all 3 marks by answering the question in short incomplete sentences, you don’t need to use perfect language, for example replying by just saying ‘2 people’ can get you all the marks!

2. Presentation/ Speech
- talk slowly and make the words clear but get into a natural flow.
- if you are allowed a memo card with words on it, make them the start of each sentence or paragraph so they can prompt you.
- the teacher will ask you questions about the topic afterwards so prepare before and come up with some questions they could ask you. Phrases which can be adapted to different questions work well.

4. General conversation
-you will usually cover 2-3 topics (gcse)
- the teacher should announce the topic of conversation before they ask you a question, so listen carefully to what they are saying.
- learn set phrases which can be used in any topic and also sentence started which can play for time while you think of an answer.
-Learn how to say ‘sorry, I don’t understand the question’ and 'please can you repeat that’. These phrases are very good so you can have the question asked again and you will get marks for asking in the correct language.
- even saying 'I don’t know’ in the language is better than saying nothing at all.

Once the exam is over, however it went, just remember that it’s done and you won’t have to do it again!
It’s only 10-15 minutes of your life and will be over very quickly.

Final reminder:
Your teacher is on your side and they want you to do well. They will try to stretch you to get a good grade but talk to them if you are nervous and they will help you.

Well that’s about it. If you have anything to add, feel free. I hope everyone does well in all their language exams !!! 📚💪🏻

I just saw this article someone shared on fb about these two babies born on the same day named Romeo and Juliet, and I’m just thinking about how weird it is that people are probably commenting how cute and romantic that is and how they will have to marry each other one day, when really, if we’re following the story, that also means that both of them and like four other people will die along the way, and I’m like, that’s just so grim and strange and like, why would anyone name their kid either of those things honestly??? and yeah it took me like a good minute to remember what my name is.

anonymous asked:

Things my dad did when I came out as trans to him: Looked up what trans meant and bought like 20000 books on it Does his best to remember my pronouns Asked me what my ideal body was and then proceeded to flex and ask if I wanted to look just like him Took me to get my hair cut at the same place he gets his cut Attempted to talk to me about what girls I find attractive until I got embarrassed Offered to help me buy knew clothes along with a packer and binder (Hope this helps ♡♡♡) -blue anon

thank you! this is super helpful! im also really glad you have a good relationship with your dad thats awesome!

anonymous asked:

confession: I'm going to my hometown next week to see my childhood best friend who I haven't seen since I was in 7th grade (were seniors in highschool now) I'm from rural Illinois and sexuality and all that is still rather controversial in the area and she just told me that she wants to be called they. she cut all her hair and idk it's really stressful and makes me sad I want my best friend back like I just can't bring myself to call her that we literally grew up as girls I just can't do it

anon secret (100/?)

(Please remember it was probably a big thing for your friend to tell you this and probably took a lot of courage so please be supportive of them!!

Heres my attempt at helping you feel less stressed by this by explaining a bit about gender, gender expression and identifying outside the gender binary 😊
heres a link to a handy list of definitions relating to this topic:
phttp://itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/2013/01/a-comprehensive-list-of-lgbtq-term-definitions/#sthash.wjcavRSF.dpbsronouns

Okay so from what you’ve said it sounds like your friend’s gender expression has changed from feminine to more gender neutral/masculine (this may be why they cut their hair short, as short hair is perceived as masculine it’s an easy and fast way to physically present more masculine.) They’ve also started using gender neutral pronouns (they/them). They/them pronouns are not the only gender neutral pronouns but they are the most commonly used and the ones your friend uses. Gender neutral pronouns are often used by individuals who identify as a non binary gender.
I use they/them pronouns because I identify as gender fluid and find using gender neutral pronouns allow me to feel comfortable and valid no matter the gender I feel at time.

Misgendering someone is to refer to them as a gender they’re not, anyone can experience misgendering however it affects some people more than others. When you don’t identify as the gender you were assigned at birth being misgendered can be distressing, especially when misgendered as their assigned gender at birth (as often the person will want to dissociate themself from their assigned gender).
Being misgendered by strangers can cause feelings of dysphoria and invalidity relating to not physically passing as the gender one identifies as.
Being purposefully misgendered by someone who knows your correct pronouns is extremely hurtful as it not only causes feelings of dysphoria and invalidity but also feeling disrespected, ignored, dismissed and/or alienated by the person misgendering you. Purposely misgendering someone when you know their correct pronouns tells the person you would rather cause them distress then make an effort to use their correct pronouns and to avoid gendered language when referring to them.

Your friend is fundamentally the same person they have always been, your friend has always been who they are but may have only recently found the language to describe it.
Keep in mind that you’ve both probably changed quite a bit since you last saw each other, you’ve both grown mentally and physically and have had years of new experiences the other hasn’t. Friendships change as we grow, sometimes for better and sometime for worse but one sure way to ruin a friendship is to hurt them by being intolerant of things they can not change about themself.

Supporting your friend is the best way to maintain your friendship with them.
By actively working at better understanding their gender identity through talking to them about it, asking questions and listening as well as doing your own research you can start to build an understanding of your friend’s experiences and see past the stigma that surrounds gender diversity. Having an understanding of your friend’s gender identity can bring you and your friend closer and allow you to better support your friend.
By making an effort to use your friend’s correct pronouns you show them that you care about them, respect them as well as value their wellbeing and comfort.
It takes time to adjust to using different pronouns for someone but you will get the hang of it if you persist. If you notice you’ve misgendered them simply say sorry and correct yourself by rewording the sentence for example: “that’s her over there-” “sorry, that’s them over there”.
Even if they don’t correct you that doesn’t mean you didn’t misgender them or that they didn’t notice, they may be anxious about you get irritated by them correcting you a lot. Please be sympathetic when your friend does correct you a lot and don’t get irritated with them for it.

Please show your friend a willingness to listen and learn when they talk to you about their gender identity and remind them that you care about them no matter what!!

I would recommend checking out the abc’s of lgbt+ by ash hardell (linked below) it goes over a lot of stuff to do with gender and sexuality including a whole video about pronouns
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjIGlYSe6iDxaIAsFhQ7eLoYlo35JNAKy

(I have been writing and rewriting this for over 6 hours now so I’m gonna leave it here)

Do I hear 4?

Someone give Sollux a hug, please? 

Though, I do have to wonder, just what is the point of trolling the kids? I mean, supposedly, through their actions, the kids will cause the scratch that will keep the trolls from reaching the Ultimate Reward, which sends the trolls into hiding, which gives them the opportunity to troll the kids…

“Why does everything smell like copper?”

Hey, now, sometimes it’s just easier to talk about dire circumstances in role play form. Just as long as nothing’s lost in translation.

That’s 4 Karkats now. I feel like I should have a counter going on.

It took me a moment to remember what they’re referring to here, but I think that was when Karkat was trying to cross over to the Medium, and something happened to Sollux in the process. That’s why Feferi needed to bring back Sollux. 

I wonder how the two of them are doing now?

Okay, now it’s later XD

I was tagged by the tag expert, @alien-aniki​ (seriously, I love reading the tags in your posts)
Name: Natalia
Nicknames: the people who like me call me Nati.
Zodiac sign: Gemini, like Sugawara and Iwaizumi (how funny, because I actually feel pretty close to them in terms of personality)
Height: 163 or 164?
Orientation: Pansexual (somethingsomethingromantic - I haven’t decided yet. Probably demi.)
Ethnicity: Latina (is that the correct term? We don’t do that here.)
Fruit: I prefer things I don’t have to cut. Strawberries, plums, cherries, grapes. Ah, but I also love apples.
Season: Autumn!
Flower: Jasmine and freesia.
Smell: Despair.

Eh, sorry. I meant bread. Fresh laundry. Or warm smells. Not wood, though.

Color: Red, blue, purple (you’d have to wonder why my blog is green)
Animal: Turtles! Tortoises!
Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?: Tea ^^
Average sleep hours: Currently, around 6 hours.
Cats or Dogs: Turtles!
Favourite fictional character: Always Jane Eyre. Usagi-san. “Boke, Hinata boke!” Many others too.
Ideal Trip: Road trip across the States. (Though the last time I was there, I was stopped for random security things, so I didn’t feel super welcome :-/)
Blog Created: Let me check! It says March 2015, so two years. I started using it more often last year, though.

Aaaand that’s it! I don’t know who to tag. @jr-sih-trash and @minachano3o - when you have time and if you want (DO YOUR SCHOOL STUFF FIRST), and @thebookwhisperersworld (in case you want some of your mutuals/followers to answer this one?). @moonlightmillennium? @romanticalover? @linniii123? @silent-twilight-realm? (there are others I’d like to tag, but tumblr’s giving me a hard time T_T)

Thanks for tagging me!

Originally posted by martabuzz

isolatedphenomenon  asked:

Reynabeth 32 and 49

32. Who likes to have really long (deep) conversation?

They both like to talk. Remember how Reyna took her out on that coffee date in canon only to be interrupted by Leo blasting New Rome? RIP. I think that Reyna probably initiates conversations more but Annabeth can just go on and on and on. <3

49. Who is the driver/ Who is the passenger? 

REYNA DRIVES. I mean I guess sometimes Annabeth drives, but she prefers to sit in the passenger seat and stare out the window. Driving calms Reyna down (why??? driving is terrible & awful Reyna WHY)

the signs as fake quotes my weird cousin has attributed to famous authors

aries: as oscar Wilde once famously said, ‘fuck men’

taurus: i believe it was percy shelley who wrote ‘why cry over spilled milk when instead u could cry over everything

gemini: you can lead a horse to water, but u can’t make the horse drink that fucking water if it wants vodka instead. sun tzu said that.

cancer: y’know, steinbeck once screamed ‘death to capitalism’ while setting himself on fire, and i couldn’t agree more.

leo: i was trying to think of a hemingway quote, but thankfully i just remembered that i don’t give a shit about hemingway

virgo: Flintstone vitamins are for losers. William shakespeare.

libra: did you know that that nicki minaj took the lyrics “i beez in the trap” straight from jane austen’s iconic 1813 novel pride and Prejudice?

scorpio: maya angelou actually invented the acronym NSFW, did u know that? 'Not Safe From Whites’. they’re coming

sagittarius: the most inspirational thing walt whitman ever said was ‘dance like nobody’s watching’ that man was a poet

capricorn: ‘be there or be…gay! lol jk don’t be gay’ ~ the bible, chapter 5 verse 17

aquarius: honey, as Faulkner said once, ‘eat shit mark twain’. words to live by

pisces: nietzsche once said that dante was a ‘hyena that wrote poetry on tombs’ and i’m not making that shit up because nothing is funnier than that

I just found out that Carrie Fisher has died, and I am absolutely devastated.

I actually got to meet and work with Carrie (and Gary) a few years ago while volunteering at a comic con, and it’s a day I’ll hold on to for the rest of my life. Carrie was, really and truly, everything you think she’d be, and more. I helped with her photo-op, making sure the fans were respectful & orderly, and Carrie was just a riot. She was witty and sarcastic, telling jokes and laughing, greeting everyone with such kindness (especially us workers). She really didn’t have to; after all, it’d been almost a 10 hour day & she was a HUGE celebrity. But she took the time to greet every person, and acknowledge every worker, which not everyone does. I remember her patiently explaining to young children why they couldn’t pet Gary, and telling dirty jokes to a fan in a slave Leia costume; I remember that mischievous twinkle in her eye, and how much she adored Gary. Carrie even stayed after the venue hall closed FOR TWO HOURS to make sure that every single person in line got their photo/autograph. After a grueling day, she still wasn’t grumpy, all smiles and witty banter, because she didn’t want anyone to feel like she treated them badly. 

And of course, she was feisty; she did what she wanted, and definitely didn’t take any shit. She took a break right in the middle of the photo-ops b/c she wanted to, refused security on her smoke breaks, and kept trying to distract the camera man and workers by telling us jokes; and the only thing she would drink was Diet Coke out of a wineglass. (#iconic)

The picture of her I’ll always remember is her, walking from the photo-ops to the autograph table, holding a wineglass full of Diet Coke and Gary trotting along at her heels. She exuding such power, and grace, after such a long day, that I was blown away. It was such an iconic, incredible image; Carrie honestly looked like she ruled the universe.

So RIP to an extraordinary woman. The world gave her hell and she gave it hell right back. She was kind, funny, witty, mischievous, and utterly one-of-a-kind, and I loved her for it; she was living proof that things get better, and keep moving, even when you hit rock bottom. 

Goodbye, Carrie Fisher. 💔😢

there is a 100% chance that Bail did not call Breha ahead of time and just showed up on Alderaan, got off the ship with his cape fashionably covering one arm, and was like “Hey babe, remember when we talked about getting a kid” and he just dramatically pushed back his cape to reveal baby Leia

lord of shadows snippet

They were far out from shore now—it was a shining line in the distance, the highway a ribbon of moving lights, the houses and restaurants along the coastline glimmering. “Well, as it turns out, my parents didn’t die in the ocean.” Emma took a shuddering breath. “They didn’t drown.”

“Knowing that doesn’t wipe out years of bad dreams.” Julian glanced toward her. The wind blew soft tendrils of his hair against his cheekbones. She remembered what it felt like to have her hands in that hair, how holding him had anchored her not just to the world, but to herself.

“I hate feeling like this,” she said, and for a moment even she wasn’t sure what she was talking about. “I hate being afraid. It makes me feel weak.”

“Emma, everyone’s afraid of something.” Julian moved slightly closer. “We fear things because we value them. We fear losing people because we love them. We fear dying because we value being alive. Don’t wish you didn’t fear anything. All that would mean is that you don’t feel anything.”

“Jules—” She started to turn toward him in surprise at the intensity in his voice, but paused when she heard Cristina’s footsteps quicken, and then her voice, raised in recognition, calling:

“Mark!”

The worst part is that I remember the exact moment I laid eyes on you. You were laughing and you turned to me and you just smiled. That was all it took. I was hooked. You were wearing the blue sweater that’s hanging in my closet right now. Sometimes I wear it and pretend that you have your arms wrapped around me. I know that I shouldn’t but it’s all I have. I need this right now. I need you.
—  Please come back.