i know i shouldn't be posting this but i need to

Accurate first impressions of Kpop groups
  • <p> <b>Super Junior:</b> "so many members??? so many sub-groups/units??? suju is literally every other kpop groups' dads. been in the game for so long and still run kpop. Trendsetters. Legendary. all of them are MCs. Why aren't they running SM by themselves???"<p/><b>BigBang:</b> "badass!! cars!!! sad?? emo??? party!!!! every group looks up to them and admires them.....your fave's faves. weird dancing(?) but they're always lit. it's always a bigbang concert whenever they perform. why is that one guy so tall? that one guy is popular in Japan!!! the difference between Jiyong & G-dragon is scary."<p/><b>SHINee:</b> "it feels like everyone has solo projects and they probably get together only for Christmas or to get turnt up. are they Japanese?? i think those 2 short guys are dating idk. wtf why is he called tofu....why is he called bling bling.......WTF IS A DIBIDIBIDIBI-"<p/><b>Infinite:</b> "wow they dance so in sync w/ each other. probably heard their catchy af songs before really diving into the fandom. created the scorpion dance, how epic. they just seem so real?? like they're brothers??? is that one a girl or a boy??<p/><b>VIXX:</b> "so tall. so violent. so shippable w/ everyone. pretty sure they have a confirmed gay sub-unit?? their maknae likes to bully them. jellyfish doesn't deserve them. so.....they're vampires, voodoo dolls, 8 year old kids, video game characters, Greek gods....what can't this group do????"<p/><b>BTOB:</b> "everyone knows about their reputation, they're wild af. hella tiny compared to normal human beings. i was blinded when looking @ that guy's smile he's an angel sent from heaven. their songs either make you wanna cry into your pillow or join a high school musical is2g."<p/><b>EXO:</b> "they seem kinda scary/intimidating bc SM won't let them fangirl. everyone's an exo fangirl and fanboy on the inside. iM crEEPin iN Ur HeARt BAbE. they literally glow on stage??? are they still wolves???? do they still have superpowers??? who is Chinese and who is Korean??? i thought there were 12....."<p/><b>B.A.P:</b> "so are they best absolute perfect or are they called rice? weird aliens/rabbits is a concept i never knew i needed. they sued their company together but there's always one guy who kills them all? why??? everyone who talks about b.a.p wants to skydive i'm so confused. so is that hot guy w/ the deep ass voice actually their grandfather??"<p/><b>Got7:</b> "so many different races in 1 group i'm living. bruh their dorms must be so wild, how are they raising a dog??? rapline is kinda weak........they could still get it tho. all of them have such vibrant personalities MUST. RESIST. STANNING. their second name is dab7? i don't know them."<p/><b>Seventeen:</b> "ok joke's on us, we all thought we couldn't remember exo's names but shitballs, seventeen exists. wow they seem so fun to be around, i want to be their friend. their leader must have approximately 8.9 breakdowns everyday. how are they always so happy??? they're legit stranded on an island ffs. dino is 100% their real baby."<p/><b>Monsta X:</b> "so THAT'S the member that everyone loves bc he's such a meme. do they always remix their songs when performing??? they're so lit???? i'm still confused as to why this group doesn't have a first win. came to check them out bc of got7 and wasn't disappointed."<p/><b>Day6:</b> "lmao that famous guy from twitter is in a kpop group???? why does it feel like JYP is just letting them run around the company and do whatever they want at this point....does JYP even know they exist?? their songs make you wanna hit up your nonexistent ex *jams sadly*. who's bob???"<p/><b>iKon:</b> "they shouldn't be the next bigbang or the next anything, they're low-key doing amazing already. bad first impressions always turn into good ones when yall take the time to know them. they literally have their own anthem??? what's a visual i only know ikon."<p/><b>NCT:</b> "there SM goes again, tempting us w/ new groups but depriving us of comebacks. how is taeyong supposed to hold the fort down when he has 40 kids he hasn't even met yet?? they're exo's biggest fanboys, everyone needs to stan them asap. if they didn't look and sound so good, i'd sue SM for dressing them like they're homeless. the dreamies are so spoiled by the hyungs and their company. MY CHILDREN????"<p/></p>

Something I love about the cluster is that there are the characters who we immediately think of as “the ____ one”, the one who’s clearly the most dramatic or smart or funny one, and sure, they seem like that at first, but then you dig deeper and you see that it’s not them who is that quality. 

For example, the fighting ones. We think of Sun or Wolfie, but look at Riley every time there’s a moment to fight. That girl looks pissed. She is ready to fight and she’s not going to let anyone hurt her cluster. You know who’s blown up more things in this show? It’s not Wolfgang. It’s Kala

We have the smart ones, like Kala and Nomi. Or the ones to get you out of trouble, like Sun or Will. You know who else is smart? Who else helps them get out of sticky situations? Lito. He’s a jack of all trades, and his skills pop up in ways that are small but ensure their safety. Sun needs to kill her brother? Fine, yeah, Lito’s going to ace that drink-making and make sure she’s in the place she needs to be. Sun needs to escape? They need to save Riley? They need a distraction? Lito is going to act his ass off and make sure they can leave or enter a situation with no suspicion around them. 

And finally, the dramatic one. 

Lito’s the first person who comes to mind but you know what? Forget that, he may be dramatic but you know who’s even more dramatic? Wolfgang. Wolfgang “I’m Going to Interrupt a Woman’s Wedding Buck Naked” Bogdanow. Wolfgang who was nervous about meeting with Lila and instead of simply asking for help, went and made sure to dramatically walk past each Sensate. And what’s more, after each asks him what’s wrong, this boy deliberately says nothing and only tells Will he can handle it. And then walks away. He pulls the most dramatic ask for help so yeah Lito may be more vocal with his drama but Wolfgang Bogdanow is just as fucking dramatic. 

And that’s not even really touching on Nomi, or Capheus, or Sun, but it’s there. And it’s amazing that even though each Sensate has a specific role, something we attribute to them, we see the others be just as good as them in it, be just as helpful, or smart, or even dramatic, and it’s a nice reminder that these are 8 people who are connected, and in more ways than one. 

anonymous asked:

I get that Millennials aren't perfect or absolved of the issues that Boomers have, but shouldn't Boomers tale the brunt of the blame seeing as they are the ones with all the powers in government right now and make up most of the work force? And if there are issues in the Millennial generation, well, who raised us?

Look, I’ve got a long-standing beef with Millennial v. Boomer discourse that I could spend a few hours on, but lemme try to sum it up briefly. 

Many of the modern economic problems that affect many Millennials that are often blamed on Baby Boomers (unemployment/underemployment, soaring costs of education, loan debt, comparative lack of opportunities, poverty, etc. etc.) started well before our generation came of age. Most of these same economic issues fucked up Generation X before us, but because they were a smaller generation, people didn’t hear about it as much. And most of these problems grew directly from right-wing political and economic policies that began in the Reagan presidency in the 1980s, before the Boomers were in political ascendancy. (Yes, there were a few young Boomers in Reagan’s administration, but the leading neocons/neoliberals, using the actual meaning of the term, not the tumblr left’s version of it, who led the move rightward were older.) Boomers, by virtue of their age, enjoyed the unique benefits of the post-War (1945-1980) economy and many managed to escape the worst effects of the Reagan Era cuts, but not all did equally (see below.) And many of them, personally, are total clueless assholes about how unique their experience was. I have Boomer parents born in the early 50s, so like I know.  But one of the biggest problems I have with Millennial/Boomer discourse is that it de-politicizes and de-contextualizes important social/political/economic shifts that were the direct result of Republican policies. It reduces it all to just a generational conflict in which one selfish group of people just didn’t want to share their toys with their kids. And even if you accept the idea that one generation can personally screw over another via political means, the idea that Boomers would target their own children specifically is particularly odd. Though I’ll also point out that the “who raised us” issue is more complex, as the Boomer generation ends in 1964, and quite a lot of people born in the 90s who could still be considered Millennials, have parents born after that. 

As for the idea that Boomers make up the majority of the workforce, actually Millennials are now the largest segment of the workforce, slightly ahead of Gen X, with Boomers well behind. The oldest boomers are 71 now, and the youngest are 53. A lot of the oldest ones have retired and the younger ones are on their way there. X  As for having “all the powers in government” that’s a pretty hard thing to quantify. Trump and many of his key advisers are Boomers, but there are a number of GenX and Millennials too. Which is why I get annoyed at the idea that Millennials are somehow innately more compassionate and kind than older generations, because not really. Millennials overall are more democratic/left leaning than older voters, but Trump still won among white millennials.  Many baby boomers, too, were very liberal in their youth, and became more conservative with age, especially the white ones. It’s a pretty common thing to happen. It’s not as if that fate is going to magically spare our generation, so most of this discourse is not going to age well.

Which brings me to the other issue, that you can legitimately talk about Millennials and Baby Boomers as distinct groups with similar characteristics and experiences. Most of this discourse is highly race and class based but people don’t seem to acknowledge that. It’s focused around the experiences of middle to upper class white boomers and their kids, who presumably don’t have it as easy. And in many cases, this is probably true. Though if you’ve read any financial news in the last few years, they’ve been talking a lot about the huge amount of “wealth transfer” that has started from well-off Boomers to their kids. But for many other Boomers, this wealth never materialized. Plenty of people never had access to it thanks to their race or immigrant status. So the idea that one generation “owns everything” or needs to “take the blame” blurs the fact that within any generation there are huge differences in wealth and access to power.

Basically millennial/boomer discourse is ahistorical, apolitical, and focused on the experiences and expectations of middle class white kids, and that’s why I’m not here for it.

anonymous asked:

i'm starting to feel a lil bad tho. dan expressed that he doesn't want sympathy and that he doesn't want to be defined by it. i feel like some fans aren't necessarily respecting that (not you btw I'm talking generally). we should still treat him as we did before the video and realize that he's still dan, he can still laugh and have fun and that we shouldn't let this change how we see him and his content, past and present. he wants ppl to be aware of his depression without it defining him.

i agree with this. the worst thing is when you tell people about your mental illness and then their attitude towards you completely changes. people with depression or any other mental illness do not need to be treated like delicate flowers who require heaps of praise and validation just for existing and breathing lmao. i think the best thing about dan’s decision to share his story is how much he has already helped others dealing with similar issues by reminding them they’re not alone and the power of treatment and putting effort into recovery. it makes perfect sense to me for people to want to share their own stories and to thank dan for helping them, to express the gratitude and the emotions they felt in seeing him be so courageous and vulnerable. but i think there’s a difference between those statements of gratitude and respect and pride and admiration and support, and statements that coddle him and demand his audience change the way they treat him or speak about him in light of his coming forward with this. 

you said it yourself, anon, but i’ll repeat it: dan is the same person he always was. we just know more about him now. his sense of humor is the same as it always was. he is self-deprecating and sarcastic and sometimes a little arrogant. he is insecure in certain ways but astonishingly confident in others. he fucks up sometimes and at other times he does great things and helps so many people through his actions. in short, he is complex and multifaceted and he is all of those things, to use his own words, in spite of this thing holding him back. he’s gone out of his way to describe the steps he’s taken not to let depression define him and it’s on everyone watching him to do the same for him. so when i see posts that are talking about how no one should ever make a joke about him again, no one should ever criticize him again, i just roll my eyes a little. depressed people dont need to be tiptoed around and treated like they’re made of glass. dan’s decision to share his story definitely should not significantly alter how you view him or talk about him or treat him and i hope people can keep that in mind as things move forward (though i expect it will take some time for everyone’s emotions to settle.) 

From what I’ve played and seen of the DA romances, I can wholeheartedly say that the Zevran romance is by far my favorite. It’s just… so healthy and sane and good. I know this is not obvious to many people, and I can see why, but listen. It’s a breath of fresh air. 

Allow me to explain why. 

He makes his intentions very clear from the beginning, he’s open about who he is and what he wants, and he asks for consent every step through the relationship. He wants to make sure the Warden is comfortable with everything happening between the two of them, and that they both want the same thing, which in the beginning is a fuck buddies sorta thing. 

In his ~jealousy~ dialogue if the Warden romances both him and Alistair (and it happened to me. accidentally. several times.) there is actually no jealousy and no possessiveness. He expects nothing more than exactly what the Warden is willing to give, and he wants the Warden to pursue their own needs and desires, weather that includes him or not. Zevran is well aware relationships shouldn’t come with a claim of ownership over your partner(s), and he makes that much clear. He’s actually concerned that if the Warden were to continue their relationship with both him and Alistair, it would be Alistair to get hurt, and he doesn’t want that to happen. Because even though Zevran and Alistair might not be romantically/sexually involved with each other in such a scenario, it still matters that one knows of the presence of the other, and that all parties are comfortable with this arrangement. Which wouldn’t be the case now. So it’s not a “you have to choose between him or me” demand. It’s about being open and honest and everyone consenting to everything, including Alistair. This is what a poly relationship is about: respect, trust, openness, communication, and consent. If Zevran is the only poly representation we get, then so be it. I’d rather see it rarely, but as well-handled as this, than the ~love triangle~ fuckery that’s all over the place.

Later on, after he and the Warden become closer, after they learn to trust each more intimately and become friends, Zevran finds himself falling in love (demiromantic Zevran y’all!! it makes me so happy!!!) At this point he’s not sure if the Warden feels the same way, but he doesn’t make any assumptions, and (this is very important) he doesn’t carry on with their relationship. Instead, he takes a step back. Because unrequited love hurts both sides. Because carrying on with something they both agreed was purely sexual, with no feelings attached, while he secretly has feelings for the Warden would be disrespectful and harmful. It would breed spite and feelings of inadequacy. When the nature of the relationship changes on one side without the knowledge of the other side, the whole relationship is changing. He would take more than the Warden allowed him to, more than he said he would, and the consensual aspect would be lost. So he takes a step back. He talks about it with the Warden, he makes sure they feel the same way, and they’re okay with the new shape of their relationship. Which is amazing!

For these reasons and more, the Zevran romance is my favorite, and Zevran himself one of my favorite characters. It’s easy to dismiss it as “ah, he’s in just for sex, what could be so interesting?” but it is! It is interesting and layered and complex and beautiful and fun as hell, and I would like people to take the time to appreciate how well-written it his character and his romance story is.

Also, this line: “In truth, for the chance to be by your side I would storm the Dark City itself. Never doubt it.” Look me in the eye and tell me it’s not one of the most beautiful and powerful love declarations you’ve ever seen.

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Nice To Meet You Too.

12:17 a.m.

Seychelle left Tobias alone as she went around asking for a ride home (thanks to Augie). After an hour of no sign of Seychelle, Tobias began to sober up by the pool. 
__________________________

- “Tobias, right?”
- “…”
- “I saw Augie’s twitter. You and Seychelle can crash at my place if you guys can’t find a ride.”
- “Eurhh, nah, It’s cool. Neither Seychelle or I are down to drive any where else but home, tonight.”
- “Where’s there to drive to when you’re already there?”
- “Mm..? I’m sorry but, who are you again?”
- “Pffbbt, I’m Maxine but, people call me ‘Max’. Funny how you’d walk into someone’s house without knowing who it belongs to.”

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(previously) (Augie’s Twitter)

how I see the signs and what I want them to know
  • (side note - View of a Virgo rising, Leo sun in the 12th, Libra moon in 2nd, mercury Cancer in 11th, venus Leo in 12th, mars Leo in 11th)
  • Aries: was once my best friend, she made literally everything in my life brighter and always helped me to just enjoy things and stop worrying all the time. Also great hugs. Just simply has that energy, wherever it may be - physically, mentally, staying up until you binge watched that show, giving you their last money so you can get yourself something to eat before you starve to death, always down for a talk and a walk even if they had a packed schedule. Please don't miss out on times when you just have to take a day off to get your beautiful and strong energy back. I care about your health so please don't forget to eat properly and don't miss out on that quality time if needed.
  • Taurus: a girl from my drama class and my little sisters moon sign, I am just so in love with your sense for aesthetic. Total sunshines. I feel like I can always rely on you, super compassionate and knows how to make you feel comfortable when youre not. I love that when you have a goal in your mind, you will give your everything to achieve that! Also so humble but like I want you so desperately to know how beautiful I think you are!! I enjoy your company a lot. Please don't be afraid of changes, I know that's such a mainstream thing to write for Taurus but I really do believe that maybe sometimes you need to be reminded that life can also begin at the end of your comfort zone.
  • Gemini: a guy and a girl from biology class, I am literally stunned at how much these people know. Eloquent fluffballs. I could listen to you spreading knowledge 24/7, make great jokes in my opinion and just kind of knows... everyone?? Get along with so many people, can be very chill but also full of energy when they're talking about things they are interested in. Also fun-fact kings and queens. Please remind yourself to stay loyal to your true friends, you may know many people with whom you get along with so well and for sure everyone is intersting in their own way, but it's very possible to feel lonely in a crowd. Your closest friends will always get you out of that and help you, I promise.
  • Cancer: a close friend of mine, literally the most caring person I've ever met. Actual comedians. I don't know I just straight up fell in love with your humour. All the Cancers I know have or had some extreme physical problems going on, please get well soon if you read this and you're also not feeling well. Mentally on the next level, strong and kind of unbreakable. Don't hide their feelings because they just know that when you bottle up your feelings it's never going to end well. They just get you and will be there for you no matter what. Please take care of yourself just as well as you do with your friends and family, you are a true blessing and it's definitely okay to rant or cry or just let it all out.
  • Leo: my english teacher and a guy I used to be close with, very often completely misunderstood and taken for granted, which can lead to unhealthy behaviour. Will make you feel great after a plain shit day. I strive to be this talented at just expressing myself or being confident, even if you just want the world to think you are confident when you're actually not. Cuddly queens and kings. Better not hurt their pride because it took them a lot of time to actually get to that level and in a world where people hate on you for loving yourself, to them it feels like, despite all their work, they are not worth of loving themselves. Please don't forget that although sometimes it's hard to look in the mirror and like what you see, there are caring and warm-hearted people who love you just the way you are.
  • Virgo: a girl in my class I simply adore, I always annoy you with my endless compliments. Kind of just in love with these down-to-earth and sweet people. Either super chill or worried a lot, I wish I could just hug you until you feel less stressed. Smol but strong beans you can learn a lot from. So reliable, I actually hate doing group projects and always want to do everything myself but since you share that opinion we created something I was really proud of and now we always do them together. Please remember that passion is something you shouldn't be ashamed of, you simply don't have to be because it's something you love and your needs are valid. Also dreaming big, it's possible, especially for you so why not?
  • Libra: a girl I recently got to know and am already completely amazed by, literal social butterflies who sometimes only know in hindsight how much they enjoyed the company of someone because they adapt so easily and it's rare to find someone where you can just simply be yourself. Love how they view life and that they make me want to talk more. Very open and you never feel excluded because they just know how to include everyone. Please don't forget to remind yourself who you truly are and not to lose yourself in another person, because there really is only one you no matter how good you are at adapting to literally every social situation, you are amazing and I want you to be comfortable as well.
  • Scorpio: my dad and my ex boyfriend's mom, two very caring peole in their own way. I always love how sharp their sarcasm can be. Can comfort extremely well when they want to. So many secrets and things to know about them that I can lose myself in them wanting to explore whats actually behind their shell. Teaches you life lessons. Please don't forget that humans aren't flawless and that's completely okay. You don't have to hold onto old grudges, communication is key and talking about these things, confronting these people who did you wrong will help you grow as a person.
  • Sagittarius: an old friend of mine, very cute people who get interested in so many things and they are so versatile and adventurous I absolutely love their lively nature. Memes™. Total dorks you can fall for in a second. Are actually the best partners to just talk to about anything because they will be interested and share their opinion with you. Please remind yourself that cutting off people can be a very wise decision and you don't have to keep up with everyones shit if that's just not what you're in for.
  • Capricorn: I am literally so attracted to these people it's unreal, although I kind of always think that they don't like me...... anyways, my bigger twin sisters are caps and they are humble souls who really had to fight for a lot in life sadly. So proud of you. Keep up with the hard work, you really deserve everything. So realistic and pure I have heart eyes. Supportive and extremely loyal. Will stand up for you if you need it. Straight face™ but still manages to make even the most serious people laugh. Please remind yourself to not overdo it with the work, take a day off to relax and let yourself go maybe, even if it's hard - with the right people you don't ever have to be afraid of being yourself.
  • Aquarius: my ex boyfriend whom I had a crush on for like 4 years, teached me great life lessons. Will always have a weakness for aquas, they just attract me so much, how much of a fluffy dork can you be tbh? Capacity of acceptance is incredible. So much fun to be with. Are kind of just good at everything? You can talk to them about anything, it won't feel weird, they won't question it and just talk to you about that topic. So friendly, an underrated trait in my opinion, just complete and simple friendliness you enjoy to the fullest. Please remind yourself to let people not only see your amazing shell but also your stunning core, there are people who love to talk about the same things you love and nothing about you is weird, you are special and I absolutely love it.
  • Pisces: a very sweet guy I've been texting with for the past months, very open minded and also have that sensitivity I strive to have. Very inspirational smol puppy. Actual daydreamers™, may be late to school but love deeply and would never neglect your love. Kind of hate almost everything that's planned out? (I'm sorry I just love to plan things out) will hug you no matter what. Does not fear to dream big, is very talented at artsy stuff in my opinion. Please don't forget that even if it seems hard, and yes our school system is kind of very bad,we get to have that education and your dreams will be reality if you work hard enough to achieve them. You have so much potential, please don't ever waste it.
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Behind the Scenes of The Runaway Bride (Part Seven)

Excerpt from Benjamin Cook’s interview with David Tennant in DWM 378

BC: Hello, David.  Are you scared of spiders?

DT: I don’t mind spiders, actually. I don’t love a lot of things like that, but spiders, for some reason, I feel quite comfortable around. Moths are the ones that freak me out. It’s something to do with the way that, if they get squished, they turn to dust. There’s something very wrong about that. It all feels a bit Gothic.

BC: What about weddings?

DT: I’m scared of weddings, obviously, yeah. [Laughs] Actually, I’ve always had a good time at weddings. I’ve missed a few friends’ weddings over the years, which is always disappointing, ‘cos this job isn’t one where you can say, ‘Ooh, I need Saturday off to go to a wedding.’ But ones that I’ve been to - in recent years, anyway - I’ve had a great time at. They’re happening less frequently, though, aren’t they? People don’t really feel the need to get married so much.

BC: Now that you’re famous, do you get invited to celebrity weddings of people that you barely know?

DT: I’ve never had that. Why haven’t I had that? Now that you mention it, I’m a bit annoyed about that. What’s coming up? Somebody from Hollyoaks must be getting married or something…

BC: According to this week’s Heat magazine, Michelle Heaton and Andy Scott-Lee are tying the knot. It is - I quote - ‘the pop wedding of the week.’

DT: Why haven’t I been invited? I’m not happy

BC: Sod ‘em. Tom Cruise’s wedding to Katie Holmes is more up your street, isn’t it?

DT: But I wasn’t invited to that one either. They didn’t get in touch. My invitation probably just got lost in the post. 

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vampire!minghao x reader fluff,
angst, and (eventual) smut

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a/n: sooo…here’s the vampire minghao fic…it is…very explicitly halloween-themed lol…but i changed the whole concept at the last minute n it’s taken me awhile to write…so here it is in early november instead of on halloween as promised. i’m sorry. it was hard for me to get into halloween this year :( so this is my love letter and “i’ll try harder next time” to my favorite holiday. part 2 has the smut! it’s almost done n will be out in a couple of days. enjoy!!!

~ in which you fall for some guy at some party without meaning to and soon discover he’s not exactly what he says he is…


Tues., October 31st, 2017 @ Kennedy South Residence Hall, 6:24 P.M.

 In the grand scheme of things, you knew that you’d been through a lot worse than this, and if history was any indicator, there was worse yet to come. But right here, right now, rolling around on your friend’s closet floor on the verge of tears—you decided this was the worst moment of your life.

 Momo wasn’t of much help, of course, with all of her attention hyper-focused on her phone instead of anything you were up to. If you had only one chance to guess exactly what she was doing or be mauled to death by a bear, you’d bet your entire life that she was sexting Mina…and your suspicions were confirmed when you popped your head up out of the laundry pile you’d buried yourself beneath and caught sight of the “racy” picture that your friend was drooling over. A pout, a loose sweater, some sort of bedroom eyes. Gross.

 "It’s just her shoulder,“ you whined, "you’ve spent the better half of the last two years elbow deep in her front bottom and you’re gonna bust a fucking nut over that?” Any other time Momo’s glare would have split you in half, but after this long, exhausting month you’d had, you were impenetrable. It was a shame, really. You’d have preferred to melt under her gaze than live just one agonizing second longer.

 And you couldn’t believe you were feeling this low in October of all months. Sure, you’d had a few bad Marches and a shitty September or two, but you loved Halloween. You loved pumpkin spice everything and leaves falling and screaming at all the scares you knew were coming in movies you’d seen eighty times and running out of haunted houses—you lived for all that shit.

 Leave it to some stupid boy to ruin your favorite time of the year.

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Hi, so this isn’t really like me, but I felt like I had to say this somewhere before I forget or loose this feeling inside my head. 

I..I’m not really open on this, since it’s a more personal issue, but I’ve had difficulty with religion…my whole life. It’s always this back and forth feeling, and today it got the best of me.

I got so mad at myself for feeling that way…I just wanted it to stop. I needed a sign on what to do, on how to fix this empty feeling in me. And before I knew it I started to break down in my room… when I felt something…I don’t know what it was, or if it was even real, but I felt..safe and happy.

Something while I was crying. And I’m..not sure if this will make any sense, but I talked to whatever that was. Or I was just talking in my room to myself for all I knew, but whatever it was gave off this feeling I’ve never had before. And if it was what I feel like it was, I think it was a sign to pursue..what I felt in that moment.m

I’m going to try to pursue Christianity and see how that goes.

There’s only this one old friend of mine who’s part of it, and I feel this calling to go talk to him, since I feel like he’s the only one as of now who could possibly help me. For all I could know this could go horribly wrong, but I..feel like it’s the right thing to do

. I..don’t know exactly how prayers work, but if somebody can pray that I’ll have the strength to find guidance somehow, that would mean the world to me. Or just some thoughts, or if any of you guys have any advice or thoughts on this little experience of mine. That would mean a lot..thank you.

All Jewish people need a lot of support and love right now - please give it to them. You can talk about hating Nazis all you want, but Jewish safety is first priority. Inform yourself about antisemitism, learn more about Jewish culture, and please stand up against antisemites and Nazis whenever possible.

STEVE RANDLE DESERVES BETTER THAN BEING TREATED LIKE AN EXTRA AND SHOULDN'T BE A FORGOTTEN CHARACTER

You can fight me if you think Steve Randle isn’t a good and important character who deserves better than he is usually treated in this fandom.

Here’s a list of proof to remind you off the top of my head:

- Steve nearly collapsed in a sob when he saw Dallas get shot and die. One of his close friends. (Soda had to help calm him down).
- He was pissed at Two bit when he thought Two was only upset about losing his blade.
- He had red eyes during that part which tells that he must of been crying a lot since his buddies died.
- When Ponyboy was actually going use a broken pop bottle to fight off socs around the end of the book, Two bit said him and STEVE was going back him up if he had needed it.
- And back in very start Steve was pissed at Pony and asked why he was walking alone. Sure to Ponyboy that was annoying move because it got Darry go off at him and stuff but it’s also telling that he was worried about Pony walking around with socs about.
- Steve would of totally walked with Pony and I bet it’s not only because he was Soda’s kid brother but he is apart the gang and basically a little brother to him. Sure annoying one but it’s stated the gang kinda grew up together so I doubt he care too much if it meant Pony didn’t get beat up. He gets annoyed by him but he doesn’t want see him hurt either
- I 100% think age difference and them having to share Soda is the reason they didn’t get along otherwise they could of been closer than they originally were.
- But I mean, he was 17 and Pony 14. I can say any 17 y/o would totally get annoyed by their friends little brother always hanging with them but who wouldn’t? Like that’s a normal thing and Pony thinks Darry hates him so I don’t think steve really hates him either just bother by him sometimes but it’s kinda understandable
- In the movie when Pony is back the first thing Steve does is bear hug the hell out of him (it’s like 2am and pretty sure that was steve, im just going count it anyways. movie is still good Steve)
- Steve in the movie also makes note on how he thinks Dally is going be upset they didn’t say anything on his police record in the papers after the fire because he knows his friends
- Steve cares about his friends a lot but doesn’t show it off much because that’s just something you didn’t do back than in his kind of place. You kept emotions in to uphold a tough rep
- Steve’s specialty is cars. He’s great with them, he knows them upside-down and backwards and the best at stealing hubcaps but that’s not his only defining character trait
- He can drive anything on wheels
- Soda wouldn’t put up with an asshole for friend (not forgetting they were the closest in the gang. i bet more than pony and Johnny were) so Steve was a great friend because of course he is
- They have been friends since grade school
- He would totally try be nicer to Pony just for Soda’s sake without Soda even having to ask him (pretty sure that’s cannon?? it better be or it is now at least)
- Steve is a good person, a good friend, and a good man in a fight
- He slept at Pony’s house on the couch when him and his old man had a fight and don’t even try tell me he didn’t feel like shit every time it happened
- Even with the few bucks his dad gave him to make up for it he would still feel bad about it
- He likes chocolate cake
- He likes make a wisecrack every now and again
- The book states he’s cocky
- And SMART (he probably does good in school)
- He was tall and lean with thick greasy hair he kept combed in complicated swirls also said in the book
- He only worked part time at the DX but it was the same times as Soda as they always went together
- And not even Pony could tell if their gas station was so popular just because how good Steve is with cars or just cause Soda’s handsomeness. I say it’s a strong mix of both
“AIN’T NO GONNA CALL THE COPS IN THIS NEIGHBOURHOOD CAUSE THEY KNOW BETTR”
- just man Steve Randle need I say more?

feel free to add more because he totally deserves more love (even though I said lot since i just really like his character and he needs more headcanon stuff on him)

anonymous asked:

if you're such a sensitive baby that you cant take negative criticism, then you shouldn't be writing in the first place. You're not getting anywhere when all you accept is people praising you and telling you what they love about your story. Grow up.

Well howdy, horribly, random rude nonnie! 

This was… completely out of nowhere, so I’m a bit taken aback by it. Is it, by any chance, a response to the piece I wrote months ago on how it’s not the nicest thing to receive unasked-for crit in feedback, as it pertains to the development of a finished story?  If so, it seems you missed part of the discussion, and you may want to go back and read some of the more eloquent responses to that post.

But in response to this… Well, First, I don’t think that anyone “shouldn’t be writing” if they can’t take negative crit. Writing is done for lots of reasons, including but not limited to working through trauma, getting out ideas that no one else has written, and sheer enjoyment. So (excuse me) fuck that shit. :)

Also, when did I (or anyone) say that we can’t take negative criticism? I actually get a lot of crit — from my beta readers, and my prereaders, and friends who don’t mind listening to me storyboard.  The distinction is that I trust these people, and I seek out their help because I am, in fact, looking to get better. However, though I am so, so grateful for the feedback I get on my fics, I don’t actually know the people willing to leave snarky little comments questioning my writing choices. Are they upset because I made Hermione bossy? Because they don’t read bottom Draco? Because they wished they’d seen a scene that I’d left out, or didn’t write the epilogue the way they would have? How on earth is that helpful to me? That’s not the kind of criticism I seek, nor the kind my writing benefits from. They’ve consumed a story (for free, mind you) and then felt the need to tell me what they thought was wrong with it. That’s… Well, rude. I didn’t ask for that.

And before anyone starts, yes, there are some people that like random people saying, “do this, not that,” or “wow, this was ooc and I hate where you’re going.” Those writers have the option of leaving a note that welcomes crit from strangers, that’s totally their right. I’m just not one of them. I welcome crit from people whose motives I know are to be helpful, who want to help me make my stories tighter, and better.  And I’d possibly, possibly be okay taking it from someone who messages me off anon (privately) to say, “hey, I noticed this, not sure if you meant to do it or not, but hope you don’t mind me bringing it to your attention.” (You know, politely. …Or maybe you don’t know.)

This brings to mind a piece of crit a friend of mine received the other day. It essentially said, “you’re so good that you could be published, but you’re also crap because I see grammatical errors and if you weren’t so dumb to have those in, I’d be able to read your fics in full.”  On anon. (For the record, she rarely uses a beta and still  manages to be one of the technically best writers I’ve ever read. The whole thing made her feel awful and me feel like setting something on fire.) How and why is that kind of backhanded, insulting crit okay? Because you feel like we should get “better”? Because our writing doesn’t fit some idealized version you have in your head about what fic should look like? At what point are we allowed autonomy over our writing choices?

Basically, nonnie, it comes down to showing common courtesy for… well, people in general, but specifically to those people who take a gulp and hit “post” on something they’ve worked hard on, and possibly agonized over, and poured their time and effort and hearts into. That takes no small amount of courage. We write and post because we like it, and if you’re making the assumption that we don’t/cant take crit, you’re flat out wrong in most cases — and where you’re not, it’s not fucking up to you to decide that we should have it shoved in our faces. 

So… Thank you for stepping into nonnie land to try to start something with me, I guess?  Maybe it’ll work and this’ll go viral, and you’ll have started a mini-tumblr war. Or maybe people will read this and think, “Hmm. Maybe I shouldn’t comment that I hated the sex scene because I don’t like rimming, and that I thought their premise was stupid even though they’re a good writer,” in which case I’ll do a happy dance that this managed to get through to anyone. Because being nice to one another is not that hard a concept.

Good luck!

the 100 ways to say 'i love you' teen wolf edition
  • 1. "A key to your house, already?"
  • 2. "I am the one keeping you alive, okay?"
  • 3. "If you die, I will literally go out of my freaking mind."
  • 4. "She is my best friend."
  • 5. "Not all monsters do monstrous things."
  • 6. "You electrified the windows?"
  • 7. "You are the hottest girl."
  • 8. "I would never leave without you."
  • 9. "Dance with me, dumbass."
  • 10. "You can do it."
  • 11. "Am I going to regret this?"
  • 12. "When I kissed you, you held your breath."
  • 13. "You remembered my name."
  • 14. "You are the hot girl."
  • 15. "You were just trying to kiss me."
  • 16. "After everything we've been through, I believe you."
  • 17. "Because I trust you."
  • 18. "I need you."
  • 19. "I knew you liked me."
  • 20. "You are coming back, right?"
  • 21. "I'd like to help you figure it out."
  • 22. "I think you look beautiful."
  • 23. "What do you want me to do?"
  • 24. "You are showing me plenty right now."
  • 25. "It's progress."
  • 26. "I heard you almost got killed."
  • 27. "Why is your heart beating so fast?"
  • 28. "Stay behind me and stay quiet."
  • 29. "Did you find her?"
  • 30. "I don't want you to sleep in the chair."
  • 31. "It didn't matter to me."
  • 32. "I don't want you to be normal, I want you to be alive."
  • 33. "Wait here."
  • 34. "You did not just say that."
  • 35. "Do the right-side brakes on your dad's SUV squeak a little bit?"
  • 36. "She stays."
  • 37. "Stay behind me and stay quiet."
  • 38. "Just tell me how to fix this, alright?"
  • 39. "I will come with you."
  • 40. "Is she okay?"
  • 41. "Just focus on the sound of my voice, alright?"
  • 42. "If you got something else in mind, I am okay with that too."
  • 43. "I am not going anywhere."
  • 44. "Part of you is doing something."
  • 45. "Trust me, I do plenty of sucking just for his benefit."
  • 46. "You're not nervous, are you?"
  • 47. "There's no such thing as fate."
  • 48. "I think you mean..."
  • 49. "Be the Alpha."
  • 50. "Are we still milking that?"
  • 51. "What did you tell her?"
  • 52. "Why do you want to know?"
  • 53. "You wanna play Catwoman, I'll be your Batman."
  • 54. "Can you get me out of here before I drown?"
  • 55. "I won't judge, I promise."
  • 56. "They tip toe."
  • 57. "You know, I put those pants on you."
  • 58. "He can't be dead."
  • 59. "So is that hypothetical situation we talked about getting any less hypothetical?"
  • 60. "Close your eyes."
  • 61. "You want to leave so we can figure it out?"
  • 62. "I'll be your Yoda."
  • 63. "What's this look on your face?"
  • 64. "You're the one who always figures it out."
  • 65. "Can't you trust me just this once?"
  • 66. "You're getting an idea, aren't you?"
  • 67. "What were you thinking going after them?"
  • 68. "I can see it on your face."
  • 69. "I am frustrated."
  • 70. "That's because it doesn't hurt."
  • 71. "Don't be such a sour wolf."
  • 72. "We need help."
  • 73. "I can take care of myself."
  • 74. "Do you still?"
  • 75. "I figured you shouldn't be alone."
  • 76. "I couldn't let that be the last memory you had of her."
  • 77. "Why'd you help me?"
  • 78. "She still is."
  • 79. "Not all of us are."
  • 80. "I wanna paint your body."
  • 81. "I think you could definitely take him."
  • 82. "So what are you gonna do?"
  • 83. "I did ask her out once."
  • 84. "If anything happens, find me."
  • 85. "I am not watching The Notebook again."
  • 86. "We are not leaving without her."
  • 87. "What am I, a nun?"
  • 88. "I am just looking at your eyes."
  • 89. "I really hope you are."
  • 90. "I love your smile."
  • 91. "I only had one friend and she's dead too."
  • 92. "Look at me."
  • 93. "Good thing I had my period last week then."
  • 94. "I hate you."
  • 95. "Who are you?"
  • 96. "I am not leaving, okay?"
  • 97. "You are my brother."
  • 98. "I am here to save my best friend."
  • 99. "Why did you do that?"
  • and...
  • 100. "Because I love you."
The Meaning Behind Mark’s Instagram Post

Really, I can’t believe no one else has said this yet. It’s glaringly obvious. Let’s break it down. 

Erlih. How many letters are in Erlih? (It’s okay if you can’t count; I can’t either. But he wrote it as the caption, so we don’t have to even ask someone else to count it for us.)

That’s right: five. 

You know what else has five letters?

Chica.

Obviously, someone is holding Chica hostage. But who? Well, the logical answer is the Host. Host. Hostage. It’s in the word, you guys. Keep up.

So, the Host is holding Chica hostage. That much is obvious. But why? Well, let’s take a closer look at the picture. You see the letter “i”? It is very clearly cut out of an ad for graham crackers.

As if this isn’t obvious enough, Mark has known about this plot for years now, and even made his username a hint, in case we were too stupid to understand on our own. 

Okay, so here’s what we know. The Host has Chica, and Mark has known about his plot to steal her for years now– in fact, he knew before Chica was even born. Clearly, he has some insight that we don’t on the matter, and he’d like to share it– but something is holding him back. He’s resorting to leaving us clues instead of telling the truth. I’m not saying that it’s because Darkiplier has him tied up in the basement and will only allow him to access the outside world via graham-cracker based communication, but I’m definitely thinking it.

So, why graham crackers? It’s disappointing that you even have to ask. I don’t think I could have made it much clearer for you. Frankly, I’m tired of doing all the work in this relationship. You guys really need to start pulling your weight around here. 

But, fine, whatever. If you really need it spelled out for you:

Graham cracker. Graham crack. Gram crack. Gram of crack. A gram of crack cocaine. Cocaine. Drugs. Prescription drugs. Over the counter medications. Tylenol. Tylenol-nol= Tyler.

Mark is telling us that the Host is holding Chica hostage because of Tyler. 

Darkiplier isn’t the real mastermind here. He never has been. Even he cowers in fear when faced with the true evil genius: Stone-Faced Tyler.

Oh, and in case you think I’m wrong? Well, how about you check this out: how many letters are in the word “Tyler”? That’s right. FIVE. 

CHECKMATE, TYLER. I SEE THROUGH YOUR GAMES.

@markiplier I’d say “blink twice if you need help”, but as we have already established, you can only communicate via graham cracker. We’ll have to speak in code instead.

Send one Nabisco box if you want us to rescue Chica first. Send three Keebler elves if we should work on untying you before doing anything else. Send a picture of a Honey Maid cracker broken in half if your personal relationships are in shambles and it’s better for everyone if we leave you in the basement and let Chica run the channel in your absence. Post three gluten-free Teddy Grahams if you need these options repeated.

Hang in there, Mark. We’re on our way.

Pirates Shouldn’t Play With Fire (Part One)

Masterlist

Request - Writing prompts #13;”You are the first girl to completely shut him down. To knock him off his game. Let me tell you something about guys, we’re actually really simple. The more we like a girl, the stupider we get. Basically, we become bumbling, immature, slack jawed idiots”14; Oh my god we said “Be aloof” not “A doof” and 17;”But he’s kinda been a jerk to me” “And you don’t think that’s justified? I mean whatever jealousy he was feeling, clearly he was right in feeling it because there’s something here” “That’s exactly my point! Is that there’s something here” please! Harry Hook x Daughter of Hades. Literally a walking goddess at Auradon Prep, very popular amongst the boys for her grey/blue hair and fiery amber eyes. Has always had a crush on Harry, even on the aisle, but her dad refuses that she dates any mortals and she’s forced herself away from Harry all of the time and Harry turns to Carlos and Jay for help.
Requested by - Anonymous
Word Count - 1, 836
Pairing - Harry Hook x Reader (Daughter of Hades)
Warnings - Swearing??
Summary - Living on the Isle was tough and your dad didn’t want you dating anyone, let alone mortals. You are extremely popular among the guys but your eye is only really out for one guy, but you had to keep a promise.



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anonymous asked:

Hi. I am someone you like to call an 'anti'. I don't want trouble. Can you show me why I shouldn't believe that Louis is straight?

Let’s forget twitter. Let’s forget Larry. Let’s forget the “girlfriends”. Just focus on HIM and his actions, ok?

(no source for the vast majority of the gif’s, please let me know if you own one, ok?. Oh and LONG POST AHEAD.)

This is my attempt at explaining you or more like showing you with gifs how IN FACT TOTALLY NOT STRAIGHT Louis Tomlinson is.

Tell me this boy is straight…

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anonymous asked:

Marina, You're probably right about the YouTube being a shit person, but I think you shouldn't be so quick to attack laci for talking with him. I know I was a really shitty person in my early teens, but a friend of mine reached out and talked to me about how my opinions were harmful especially to her. From then on I changed my behavior and opinions. Tldr; let's watch this play out and not be so quick to vilify her. Let's wait until she does something actually problematic before attacking.

The difference is that you were a teen and these people are GROWN ASS ADULTS. These aren’t even like early 20’s adults…

I suggest you watch any number of Andy’s videos to get a sense of the type of person he is. He obsessively targets Franchesca Ramsey (who reached out privately to him recently and he twisted the conversation to pull a “gotcha” moment for his subscribers.) He’s called Fran’s white husband a “cuck” who gets off on watching her cheat on him with black dudes. He made a video saying Riley Dennis needs to go on hormones and get a boob job to be ~legitimately~ trans and then imitated spitting on and smacking her breasts. I will give certain anti-feminists quite a bit of leeway and go out of my way to speak with them privately. However, this dude is abusive and harasses people I respect and am friends with.

If you use your platform to promote this kind of behavior it 100% needs to be called out. I don’t know if you saw my posts, but me and several other people have reached out to Laci privately and her responses ranged from hypocritical and dismissive to straight up saying she doesn’t have time to address our concerns. Yet she has all the time in the world and a huge platform to kindly listen to these shitlords? Not buying it.

Andy, specifically, and the majority of people Laci is befriending regularly attack marginalized creators who speak out against social injustice. They use abusive language and slurs and send their hundreds of thousands of fans to do their bidding and bully YouTubers into submission and silence. None of this is productive and it certainly doesn’t create an open environment for respectful discourse. If Laci is comfortable promoting people whose entire livelihoods are based around this behavior, I have no qualms criticizing her for it.