i needed more hope in my life

anonymous asked:

hey how did u like/ what did u think bruce in justice league. i loved how this bruce was so awkward trying make friends as his actual person and as a secret identity which is the only way he known how to act around people other than alfred and minimum 1 robin for years of his life. you have any thots,hopes, aspirations for that bat fucko. i always love when u talk about him

OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY AN EXCUSE TO TALK ABOUT MY BOY OH BOY YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE

  • i enjoyed seeing him joking around - made me feel happy, wholesome. i especially enjoyed seeing him smile, which made me happier, wholesomier. it does feel like there’s been a definitive, powerful change in his life, and by god do i respect that.
  • his vindication in saving the world and needing to bring hope (designation: superman) back to it…….. [aquaman voice] MY MAN
  • he is awkward! the bruce we’re following is far more isolated than other bruces have been - snyder’s ballparked jason’s death at being ten years ago, meaning it’s likely been almost a decade since bruce has had meaningful interaction outside of alfred. maybe selina. possibly dick. that’s maximum three people, one of which he’s definitely on glacial terms with, another he grows to be on glacial terms with (alfred), and another who has a grab-bag of commitment issues of her own and probably made herself scarce before bruce started cooking up a plot to murder superman, which would be over two years ago at this point. basically, people? what are they
  • his humanity. the scene where diana pops his shoulder back into place is so raw, so powerful, and when she says, “you can’t do this forever,” and he says, “i can barely do it now,” it just underscores the fact that in these movies, batman is the representative of humanity. in batman v. superman (note: it’s v, as in a court case) batman literally puts superman on trial, like he’s the district attorney of mankind, and superman is the defendant. except it’s not a fair trial, because batman is the prosecution, the judge, the jury, and the executioner - because batman’s terrified out of his mind, just like everyone else, of what he doesn’t understand. and then we come to JL, which follows up on this thread: batman is just a man. he makes mistakes; he gets injured; he self-medicates for the pain, and there’s going to be a day where he won’t be able to do this anymore. but the important thing is? not for a second does any of that stop him. now THAT’S the batman i know
  • which brings me to my next point: the batman of BvS was going to hunt superman down or die trying, because that batman lived in a world where he was certain that the light would never come again. hope was so dangerous to have, he had to spear it through the throat - but in JL? he’ll spear himself in the throat to bring it back. bruce is still trigger-happy in JL - each plan he comes up with in the movie involves him dying in some fashion - but maybe it’s not because he’s ready for everything to just be over. maybe it’s because he’s found something that is so important to him, to the league, to the world, that it’s worth dying for. 
  • but while batman can’t carry away a building full of people, and he can’t even save a carload, but he can save one person. and every single person matters, from the little girl sobbing in the wreckage to superman himself. he can get martha kent her house back, he can get barry a foot in the door, he can get the league a place to meet so they can save the world - he can do ten, twenty, forty, a hundred little things to save as many people as were in the building superman carried. he doesn’t need to be a god to run with the justice league - he just needs to save one person at a time, because every single life matters.
  • because if every single life had mattered to joe chill, or the joker, how much better would the world he’s living in be?
  • I GOT RAMBLY AND EMOTIONAL IGNORE THIS POST 
  • so someone on discord made this to describe me and i’d like to use it here
  • because it’s very accurate as to how i feel
Bad Kid

I’ll forever
Take your blame
If it means
Remaining innocent
In the eyes of
God not watching
Such hatred
Befall
My name

As you speak
The cursed word
And title of “son”
Unworthy
By the voice
You use to slaughter
What pride
I might have
Left

Each utterance
A separate knife
And lie
Which keeps me
Sharpened
To promote the verse
Like daggers
Aimed point blank
At your soul

In hopes
I can resist
And survive what life
You gave me
As a father
Bent on wishing
His child
Was more
Like him

Not a boy
In desperate need
Whose skill
Was only choosing
What expression
Seemed best suited
To the heart
He wore
Outside

A punk
Without a chance
But symbol
Of his resilience
Which reared its head
Through phrases
Too blunt
To be called
Wrong

As the anger
Lost its steam
But the prose
Just kept on
Building
Much to your
Disfavor
And the ones who took
My voice

By passion
For their grief
In the cash
Of bargained interests
As ideals
Set for ruin
Like the dreams
I once
Pursued

When the lust
And empty bliss
Was reason
For confusion
Before the pain
Had freed me
From the grasp
Of womens’
Hands

As I stand
A man now old
In the face
Of silent judgement
Read now
On your profile
To disguise
What proof
You’ve won

And rejoice
An inward smile
At the end
You had predicted
When saying
My mother loved me
Too much
For my own
Good

Yet honestly
I’m glad
And pray
This death
Comes quickly
For me
A true believer
Of fates I know
I’ve sown

As I never
Was truly bad
Though I wish
I often had been
To show
It’s so much easier
Than being
The man
I was.

- J. Pigno

anonymous asked:

oh mann i've been reading your writings for hours now hELP they're so good!!! I read one with julian/asra/apprentice in the same relationship and pls i need more of this polyamory in my life (perhaps gender neutral or she/her??? idk)

Anon, I’m only writing my MC, Finn, at the moment so I hope this is okay. 

NSFW


Finn pressed his thumbs into those perfect hipbones, Julian arching up off the mattress in response. He looked up, a pang of jealousy, of possession, coarsing through him as he watched Asra pull pale skin between his teeth, nipping and sucking at Julian’s throat, his hand travelling down, down that broad chest. 

Finn growled, grey eyes meeting Asra’s violet, and they both smiled. 

Asra laced his fingers through that riot of red curls, whispering something in Julian’s ear, his eyes never leaving Finn’s. Julian whimpered, pulling his bottom lip between his teeth and biting hard. His hips bucked again, gravitating towards Finn, towards that hot, slick mouth, his erection painfully hard, begging to be touched. 

Finn trailed a gentle touch down to the inside of Julian’s thighs, his knees shaking, quivering in response. He tipped his head back in ecstasy as Finn finally, finally tasted him, his tongue flicking out to brush over the flushed head of his cock, to lap up the wetness that had escaped.

Asra groaned at the sight of it, his eyes blown-black, nothing but lust there now. He tugged at Julian’s hair, jolting him forward to make sure he was watching what Finn was doing to him, to make sure that he could see, feel, everything. He pressed his bare chest against Julian’s back, his legs wrapped around his waist. 

Julian’s fingers twitched against the silky sheets, itching to grab, to touch, to… anything

“Don’t make us restrain you,” Asra hissed, noticing the doctors impatience, pulling Julian’s earlobe between his teeth and biting down once, his tongue quickly soothing away the sting. 

Finn parted Julian’s legs further, easing a slick finger inside slowly, so fucking slow that Julian’s chest began to heave, desperate, panting breaths falling from his lips. 

Finn ground down against the mattress, trying to ease some of his own desire as he pushed inside that tight heat, Julian’s cock still inside his mouth, his cheeks hollowed, sucking hard with every movement. Up, down, up, down. 

Asra groaned, Finn looking up at him just in time to catch him reaching down, his hand pandering between his thighs, those clever fingers curling around his shaft. Julian turned his head, watching Asra stroke himself, that flush upon his cheeks swirling ever darker.

Finn curled his finger, causing Julian to quickly snap his gaze back to him. “You’ll pay for that,” Finn smirked, quickly taking Julian back into his mouth. 

“P-please… I’m going to…” 

“Shhhhh,” Asra whispered, smiling into Julian’s hair, his voice breaking as he continued to stroke himself. “Be good, and you’ll be rewarded.” 

Finn removed his finger from inside Julian, kneeling and wrapping his hand around his own aching erection and Julian’s, stroking them together in delicious tandem. The three of them were close, so close now that he could hear the thumping heartbeats of the two men, their warm breath upon his skin. 

He leaned in, kissing Asra over Julian’s shoulder, before pressing his lips to Julian’s, swallowing his groan as he finally came undone, spilling out into Finn’s hand, onto his own stomach. Asra watched intently as Finn followed him, Julian finally able to break the rules, his hand flying to cover Finn’s, helping him with his final, shuddering strokes. 

Yes,” Asra whispered, voice thick, heavy. He watched the two men kiss, gentle, loving as they came down, then…


“Finn? Finn...”

Finn sat up with a jolt, panting and, fuck… really hard. He felt Julian’s hand upon his back, rubbing soothing circles on bare skin. 

“What is it? You were talking in your sleep…”

Finn flushed, the heat in his cheeks foreign. “Uhm… I was dreaming,” he smirked, quickly turning to Julian and catching his lips in a heated kiss. 

Julian chuckled, grasping at Finn’s waist as he straddled his hips. “Oh, uh… good morning?” 

@lilacflamesss is a smut queen, but as a friend she will be your fighter.

I can still remember the reason why we talked at first, coz you were feeling down. Thinking about it, I initiated all these convos between my mutuals, dafuq. I do not regret doing so though, coz I met another amazing writer and an amazing friend who also share the same love for marine life. I swear we need to buy a rest house near the sea and live there in peace.

Like I said, Far you are very true to your beliefs and will fight for them. You are not afraid to speak your mind, which I admire. I just hope you will have more confidence in your talents (because you are really gooooood) as a writer and in your craft! Remember that there are a lot of us who actually are gonna be here to support you in whatever you do, except for plumming, and will be there for you. Thank you for sharing stuff and listening to my bs, thanks for caring for our friends and standing up for Ayato and Hinami (lmao). Love you and I’ll be here.

  • The good are never easy: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn
  • The easy never good: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra
  • Love it never happens like you think it really should: Cancer, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces
🌱Green Witch Tips🌱

I get a lot of asks about plants; what dried herbs to start with, what kind are good for beginners, what I would recommend new witches own, how to grow them, etc. That’s totally okay because you guys know I love helping you out but to make things easier I’m just going to talk about plants for a while, okay? Enjoy!

Let’s Start At The Beginning🌿

“What should a beginner witch have in their cabinet?”

I get asked a lot what are some good herbs or dried flowers to have for people who can’t grow their own. Just remember, it’s not necessary to have herbs in your practice, all you need to be a witch is a desire to be a witch! But these are the herbs I recommend and/or are my personal favorites.💜

  • Orange Peel - This is great for uplifting energies and bringing happiness into your life, they can help with intuition, bring prosperity and abundance, and they can help strengthen friendships and relationships. They’re loaded with Vitamin C & A, it’s a powerful antioxidant and great for relieving congestion(add it to your bath!) You can eat them, burn them, make a tea, add it to your bath, whatever you see fit!
  • Basil - This is great for bringing in money and prosperity, love, flying/astral work, exorcisms, and is great for protection. Basil has potent antioxidant, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties. It is also an anti-inflammatory.
  • Mint - Mint is probably one of my favorite healing herbs, it can help bring you strength, luck, money, and safe travels. Mint is an anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic. Ideal for treating indigestion, flatulence, varicose veins, headaches, migraines, skin irritations, rheumatism, toothache, and general fatigue.
  • Chamomile - One of my favorite meditation plants, it also aids in centering and finding peace, protection, self-love and healing! It’s great for fevers, indigestion, it works as an anti-inflammatory for wounds, and makes a good insect repellent.
  • Rosemary: It’s often used for protection, love, purification, healing, sleep, and youth. When burned it emits powerful cleansing and purifying vibrations and is used to rid a place of negativity. It provides anti-inflammation, anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antisepticproperties. And research provides ample evidence that rosemary not only improves memory, but helps fight cancer. 
  • Onion: It is used for protection, exorcism, healing, money, and abundance in life. Grown in pots or in the garden they repel negative energy and evil intentions. You can cook onions to attract money and luck. Onions are high in vitamin C, a good source of fiber, and are good for regulating blood pressure.
  • Thyme: It can be used for good health, healing, sleep, courage, love, purification, psychic powers. It can be burned for good health and purification and can be used in healing spells. It can be used to help bronchitis, whooping cough, sore throat, colic, arthritis, upset stomach, stomach pain (gastritis), diarrhea, bedwetting, intestinal gas (flatulence), parasitic worm infections and skin disorders.

Growing Your Own Indoor Plants 🌿

These are what I recommend for beginners(inside) I tried to include a variety of herbs, succulents, and houseplants because I know some people prefer one of the other. This includes generic care tips like storage needed, how much light, water, etc. If you’re looking for magical plant care tips scroll down to the next category! All plants picked are cat and dog friendly.

  • Spider Plants - absorb negativity while improving both the energy and air quality of your home. They’re great for low-key daily cleansing. The pot does not need drainage, moderate sunlight, during growth water once or so a week, at adult(one year) water more frequently, during the summer do not let the soil dry out, keep it moist! Generic garden soil is fine.
  • African Violets - ruled by the planet Venus, promoting spirituality and peaceful vibrations. Their five-petaled flowers are protective and link the plant with the pentagram. Keep them in a warm location where they get plenty of light, and these darling little plants will happily bloom for you all year round. They’re roots are very fragile so over watering can definitely kill them, make sure the soil is completely dry to touch before water. They do best with soils that include peat moss or vermiculite.
  • Succulents - bringers of love and abundance and can be among the easiest of house plants to grow.  Succulents are ruled by the moon. Succulents definitely need plots that have drainage holes, the soil should be a mix of rocks and soil or just buy premade cacti soil! Water two to three times a month depending on size. Full sunlight is best!
  • Swedish or English Ivy -  are protective as well as decorative, and never more so than when trained to grow outside on house walls. Potted and brought indoors, they serve the same function, for their curious stems and leaves drive away evil and negativity from their dwelling place. They are also though to promote fidelity and fertility. Medium light, simple garden soil, they do like moss, ivy’s prefer to be on the dry side when the soil has been dry for 2-3 days then water!
  • Catnip - can bring love into the home, works for cat magic or dieties, helps promote happiness and aids in sleep/astral travel magic. It can be successfully grown on a sunny windowsill, providing you give it enough water and remember to pinch out the flowers to encourage leaf growth. You can start pinching off leaves as soon as the plant hits about 6 - 8 inches.
  • Basil - it can help steady the mind, brings happiness, love, peace, and money and protects against insanity. Keep basil in direct or medium sunlight, keep soil moist, make sure to pick the leaves regularly to encourage growth throughout the summer.
  • Lemon Balm - associated with the moon and neptune, can be used to dispel melancholy and depression, it is traditionally used for compassion, fertility, happiness, healing, longevity, love, mental health, prosperity, and divination. Lemon balm likes a steady supply of water, but good drainage is a must.The plant recovers quickly from wilt, so it’s best to err on the side of dry rather than too wet, which will encourage root rot. Any good, fast-draining potting soil will likely do.
  • Thyme(a personal favorite) - planet venus, it’s good for clairvoyance, cleansing, courage, divination, dreams, exorcism, faeries, happiness, healing, love, money, prevents nightmares, protection, psychic development, aannnddd purification. It’s a pretty useful little plant and it’s super cute if you ask me! Water completely each time but allow the pot to dry before watering again. Fertilize thyme with a weak solution of fish emulsion or liquid seaweed once a month - I swear by it! Trim off flowers and dry them for a sachet or use them in tea, bath, etc!
  • Rosemary -  It’s often used for protection, love, purification, healing, sleep, and youth. When burned it emits powerful cleansing and purifying vibrations and is used to rid a place of negativity. Same grow tips as thyme!
  • Orchid -  it can be used for elegance and beauty, concentration, strengthening memory, love, intuition, harmony, focus, and will power. I personally love having my orchids around during self love magic and glamour spells. It needs ample water but should be allowed to dry out some between watering - make sure to not over water it. Some orchids can be air plants!

Magical Tips For Growing Plants🌿

Just some tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years, some of these may not be super witchy but still definitely helpful for strong plant babies!

  • Sing or talk to your plants daily! Not only will the positive energy they receive help them grow strong, so will the more direct source of Carbon Dioxide. 💕 
  • Use rain water or moon water to water your plants! You can really use any kind of water but I advise against sea water unless you boil the salt out first.
    • Bonus! Charge your water with crystals. I like to leave mine out under the moon with moss agate, clear quartz, and rose quartz to encourage growth into a strong, beautiful plant.
  • If you smoke weed, ashes are lovely to give to plants once a week, most ashes work to be honest. You can also use left over tea leaves to compost as well, you can infuse/encourage your plants with energies of the tea!
  • You can also include eggshell powder or water from when you boil eggs in your waterings once a week to help aid it’s growth. 
    • I wouldn’t suggest feeding them plant food until their adults though just because it’s really simple to over feed them. But it’s okay to throw some eggshells in the beginning.
  • Sigils! Put sigils on everything, your watering can, the containers your plants are in, on the window they receive their sunlight from! Have fun, gardening is a great time to explore yourself and your craft.
  • Leave your plants under the moon to let the charge. Or when they’re in the sun let that charge them to bring energy and happiness into your home and life.
  • Leave crystals next to your plants or create little spell jar to keep in your garden. I have one of citrine, clear quartz, bay, oak, and a little love letter to Freyr because he’s my patron god and a god of nature.
  • This may sound weird but I swear my little green guys love jivin’ to music, play some and dance around with them, let them be lively and included in your life. We’ve been listening to a lot of Janis Joplin lately.
  • If your plant indoors you don’t have worms!! Oh no! Poke little holes in your soil (after their healthy sprouts) to make sure the soil isn’t compacted.
  • Understand how much space your plants are going to need.  It’s a common mistake for gardeners to get too small of pots. Research the type of roots your plants have - not all grow down some grow wide and need wider more shallow pots.
  • Look for the best place in the house for each plant, and don’t be afraid to try different locations until you find the best spot. Some plants are picky and that’s a-okay!

I hope this is able to help someone with their little green babies. Gardening can bring such joy to ones life, I hope it can for you!🌿

Some of my favorite quotes by James “I’m not good with words” Carstairs (in no particular order):

1. “There is more to living than not dying.”

2. “There are so many worse things than death. Not to be loved or not to be able to love: that is worse.” 

3. “We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.” 

4. “Whatever you are physically…male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy–all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.” 

5.“You speak of sacrifice, but it is not my sacrifice I offer. It is yours I ask of you. “I can offer you my life, but it is a short life; I can offer you my heart, though I have no idea how many more beats it shall sustain. But I love you enough to hope that you will not care that I am being selfish in trying to make the rest of my life - whatever length - happy, by spending it with you. I want to be married to you, Tessa. I want it more than I have ever wanted anything else in my life.”

 6. “I know you feel inhuman, and as if you are set apart, away from life and love, but… I promise you, the right man won’t care.” 

7. “Our hearts, they need a mirror, Tessa. We see our better selves in the eyes of those who love us.”
 
8. “For that was love, wasn’t it–to burn bright in someone else’s eyes?”
 
9. “Change is no loss, Will. Not always.” 

10. “I do not believe you can threaten people into goodness.”

11. “I’ve never minded it. Being lost, that is. I had always thought one could not be truly lost if one knew one’s own heart. But I fear I may be lost without knowing yours.”

12. “Listen to me. I am leaving, but I am living. I will not be gone from you entirely, Will. When you fight now, I will be still by you. When you walk in the world, I will be the light at your side, the ground steady under your feet, the force that drives the sword in your hand. We are bound, beyond the oath. The Marks did not change that. The oath did not change that. It merely gave words to something that existed already.”

13. “You are home for me now.“

14. “There are things no magic can destroy, for they are magic in themselves.” 

15. “But if you’re foolish enough to want me then I will not question my good fortune.”

16. “Perhaps it is not such a bad thing to be set apart.” 

17. “Love does not stop when someone dies.” 

18. “Sometimes it’s braver not to fight. Protect them, and save your vengeance for another day.” 

19. “I think if two souls are meant to be together, they will remain together on the Wheel and be together again in the life after this one, whatever happens to us now.” 

20. “You don’t even like poetry,” Tessa said, her voice catching on a half laugh of relief. 

—"No. But you make me want to write it. Does that not count for anything?” 

Symbol of Hope in the Absence of Peace

@swiftwidget and I were talking about the newest chapter which lead to her Symbol of Hope post, and I’d like to add my thoughts which emphasize her points. (EDIT: This got longer than expected!!!)

First, the closing lines of chapter 154:

LET US MOVE BEYOND DESPAIR!!

Despair. The complete loss of hope.

Izuku. The boy no one saw coming. Toshinori never imagined finding his successor in such a way. Revealing his weakness, his uncertainty, his fear. But time and time again, Izuku was there. He disrupts the wavering peace and creeping despair, bringing about hope. 

Bakugou. Uraraka. Aizawa. All Might over and over. Todoroki. Iida. EVEN STAIN!* And most recently, Lock Rock, Eri, and Mirio.

Izuku brings hope wherever he goes.

He twists their apparent fates. 




Bakugou would have died because of the sludge villain. No one else was acting to save him, even All Might!! But because of Izuku, a quirkless boy, his leap into action caused All Might to surpass his current limits and save them both. The catalyst for change.

Uraraka she could have been seriously injured or died during that exam! There may have been safety measures taken into account, but that giant robot was barreling towards her. Everyone else was running away. Except Izuku.

Aizawa, ready to expel a boy for repeatedly destroying his own body, is amazed by Izuku’s drive, endurance, and willingness to learn and better his control over his self-destructive quirk. He gave Aizawa hope - surpassing his expectations again and again. USJ. Summer Training Camp. Kamino. Overhaul’s hideout. Aizawa holds an immense amount of hope and pride in Izuku, even if he scarcely admits it.

All Might:

Do I even need to say more?

The hope he gives to the others is blatant and I want to mention Stain again.

Stain! 

Stain was disillusioned. Heroes, villains, they were all the same, falling to their vices. Pride, greed, revenge, etc. Iida only proved his point that today’s heroes are a far cry from his ideal version of a true hero, “All Might.” In Stain’s eyes only a select few were deemed worthy enough to call themselves heroes… Finally ready to turn his back on even children, still learning and growing, here comes Izuku! Bringing hope to Stain and Iida alike. 

A boy like this… He has the makings of a true hero. A hero who follows the teachings of All Might.

And GUESS WHAT! If it weren’t for Izuku butting his nose in, Iida would have died and Stain would likely still be at large, still lacking the audience he needs and wants for his message. Without Izuku, there wouldn’t have been that recorded confrontation with Endeavor. Stain would still be in the back streets, voiceless, preaching to victims who would fall by his hand.

Stain saved Izuku from the noumu. He didn’t have to. He could have easily taken another hostage. But IZUKU proved himself to be a true hero in Stain’s eyes. Someone worth saving. A budding seed. Hope for the new generation of heroes Stain was trying to create. Stain’s roles: “[False] Hero Killer” and “[True] Hero Breeder”




Izuku truly is the Symbol of Hope. Of change. Defying fate. Hope is not something that can be seen. If you are certain of something you can’t have hope. It is the time of uncertainty when hope is most needed. 

Sir Nighteye made a mistake in looking into All Might’s future. 

All Might needed hope. Hope that he would recover, return to being a hero. Instead, Sir gave him certainty. The certainty that All Might would fall and die at the hands of a villain. And what did Toshinori do? He accepted his fate. He did not hope to change it. He would fall, and he would die, but he would try his hardest to save those he could. HOWEVER, amidst the certainty that he would die… Izuku was there. Toshinori had hope. He had a need to survive. Rather than placing his life in the hands of certainty, he tossed that certainty aside and trusted in hope.

And he lived.

Because of Izuku.

Izuku “Deku” Midoriya. 

“The Hero Who Doesn’t Give Up”

The Symbol of Hope.

10

No one needs to save me, I’m the Savior! I’m fighting for the people I love. Ultimately, I am a hero. I am hope. I am light. And light cannot destroy darkness, it can only create more light. I will not kill innocents. I will do what all Saviors must! I will give hope… no matter what the cost.
Happy Birthday, Emma Swan! (October 22, 1983)

the signs as people i've met

aries: passionate. she was intense and unforgiving in the way that she loved. she never let anything get in the way of what she wanted, she saw an opportunity and took it. she was independent, but when she loved, she loved hard.
taurus: strong. she needed no one and she made that clear. she didn’t let anything distract her from her goal and she worked hard to get where she wanted to be. she was tense but a free spirit.
gemini: blunt. he made his attempts and wants clear, and didn’t beat around the bush. he was an open book, and even when he tried to hide things you could see right through him.
cancer: sensitive. she took everything very personally and she made no attempt to have a harder shell. she loved deeply and widely and had a big heart.
libra: wild. she had a huge heart and loved everyone as much as she could. she took every opportunity to be spontaneous as she could, and she never took no for an answer.
virgo: light-heartded. she never took anything too seriously. she did her best to cheer up anyone who had pain in their hearts, and chased butterflies and picked flowers. she lived a happy life.
leo: inspiring. he spoke so wisely and knew so much more than i did. he seemed so much older, not in how he acted but the way that he thought. he spoke so peacefully, like he knew exactly what his place in the world was.
scorpio: fearless. he was strong and had a powerful, demanding voice. he got what he wanted without hurting a fly. he was confident and lived off adrenaline like it was coffee.
saggitarius: entertaining. in the best possible way, he loved attention. he did his best to entertain his friends and loved making people laugh. he easily caught my attention constantly.
capricorn: independent. he needed no one and nothing. he was fun to talk to and knew what he wanted in life. he didn’t need or ask for validation from anyone, and i would be surprised if he ever does.
aquarius: deep. in the most serious way, he loved so deep, laughed so hard, and did everything more intense than anyone i’ve ever met. he had such deep thoughts and hopes and dreams.
pisces: optimistic. she saw the best in everyone. she had hopes and dreams that were unrealistic, but she ignored anyone who told her she couldn’t make it. she loved the world, and saw nothing but the positive.

[TRANS] ‘Seventeen’ Magazine 2017 Aug Issue - BTS Interview (P2)

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KRN - ENG © ktaebwi

Currently on tour, BTS’ popularity has crossed borders and is spreading around the world!

RAP MONSTER: We came to many countries but Brazil left the most impression on me. I learned for the first that through the local news that they set up tents and stayed outside the concert venue few days ahead to buy our concert tickets.
JIMIN: I was really surprised!
SUGA: We travel around the world but mostly we just stay inside the hotel. I use the remaining time to make music there. That’s why I always carry around music equipment.
RAP MONSTER: You have a pot too. (laughs) He uses an electric pot to boil water and cook ramyeon or instant food he brought from Korea to eat.
J-HOPE: It’s really important. I bring a pillow too. It’s not too firm or too soft and fits my neck perfectly. I don’t have to worry even if the hotel’s pillow doesn’t fit!
JIN: I play guitar which I’m into lately in the hotel. We all do what each of us wants.
V: I bring my favorite book of Gogh and read it.
JUNGKOOK: I’m listening to music on my speaker… But the other members often scold me.
V: They said it’s too noisy. (laughs)
J-HOPE: When we say so he lowers the volume. (laughs) One time Rap Monster scolded him and he turned the volume down, but he couldn’t hear the sound like that so he brought the speaker to his ears to listen. I laughed and asked if he did all of that so he could listen on speaker.
JUNGKOOK: I told you the sound is different!
RAP MONSTER: What does Jimin bring?
JIMIN: I don’t bring anything special. Bringing myself is enough ♡

The real side of each person only the members know.

JIMIN: Our leader Rap Monster-hyung is a clumsy “destruction god”. Not just breaking stuffs, he also loses his phone time to time, tripping when there’s nothing around, or spilling coffee and stain Jin-hyung’s shirt… It happens a lot. (laughs)
SUGA: But he’s really smart. He’s got an excellent language ability and he’s the best at Japanese.
RAP MONSTER: I’m embarrassed~
V: J-hope is the dance leader, he dances the best. He’s also reliable and takes care of us well.
J-HOPE: I’m just doing my job.
JUNGKOOK: Are you being humble? (laughs)
J-HOPE: I’m serious. (laughs)
RAP MONSTER: Jin-hyung - the matnae* - takes care of us well too. He likes food so he cooks for us at the dorm or…
JIN: I’m busy recently so I can’t cook at all. I’m not eating a lot for my diet too.
SUGA: He shares a room with me. I hate when it’s loud so he always stays quiet for my sake. I like quietness and hate when there are too many people.
RAP MONSTER: He suddenly talks about himself when we’re talking about other members. Suga-hyung is really “mypace”**. And he’s always spaced out and lethargic. (laughs)
SUGA: I’m lethargic because I need to prepare my energy for music. Told you it all has a meaning! Jimin is “Slow Jimin”, this one word is enough. J-hope is the fastest and Jimin is the slowest. That’s the daily life of BTS.
JIN: But Jimin works harder than anyone else. He always dances or sings in the waiting room
RAP MONSTER: Is it the result of his effort? He has a cute face and great muscles.
SUGA: But… He’s always late.
ALL: (laugh)
JIMIN: Let’s talk about V next.
JUNGKOOK: He really is an amazing person.
V: I’m not amazing~
JUNGKOOK: He says that but he’s really amazing. (laughs) He talks out of the topic or question, even when everyone else is all “?”, he ignores and continues. And he forcefully makes everyone understand him.
V: I’m working hard on talking to the point too! But what can I do when I can’t think of anything? It’s hard for me too!
J-HOPE: I didn’t know that. (laughs) Our maknae Jungkook, as you can see, he’s perfectly handsome.
V: Is he always handsome like that? Hmh, is he…? When he sleeps… (giggles)
JUNGKOOK: What? (nervous)
J-HOPE: Nothing, you’re handsome when you seep too. It’s okay. (laughs)

*matnae: mathyung (eldest hyung) + maknae
**mypace: living or doing things without being affected by other people’s opinions or actions

The never-ending chatter of men! The close-knitted 7 people. When asked “What boosts your mood up?”, nearly all of them answered “The members”.

JIN: Sometimes we need to go work on our own… I indeed gets bored. It’s the same when we film individual cuts for music videos, if the members aren’t around I feel lonely.
JIMIN: The one who boosts my mood up is our maknae Jungkook. He’s mischievous so he always makes us laugh. But Jungkook said he likes tasty food more than me…
JUNGKOOK: Tasty food makes me happy ♡ If there’s food in front of me, I would take a bite out of happiness. Even if I’m full, it’s fine. I’ll get hungry soon after I sleep for a bit. I can keep eating all the time. (laughs)

For the question “What do you want to have at the moment?”, the answers of these 7 people who are busy everyday are!

RAP MONSTER: Time. I want to have some time with my family. I want to travel with my family. We had a concert in Japan last year and my parents along with my sister went on a trip. I couldn’t go with them… I was really upset.
J-HOPE: I have never had a family trip before too. I want to travel with my family!
JUNGKOOK: I want to travel too. To America or Japan. Who do I want to go with? (glances at J-hope sitting beside) J-hope-hyung ♡
J-HOPE: Wow! I’m happy! Jungkook finally knew how to live in life. (laughs)
V: I want to have time too, but I want to have paintings more. I like Gogh the most. There are around 10 paintings in my room.
JUNGKOOK: Are they real?
J-HOPE: If those are real they would cost hundreds of millions. (laughs)
JIN: I want to have an island. I filmed on some island last time and they said it can be bought with 30 billion.
RAP MONSTER: You don’t need to buy an island. We’re going to Hawaii or Okinawa anyway. (laughs) Oh snap, it’s time to end the interview! Let’s greet properly for the ending.
SUGA: Please listen to our single “Blood, Sweat & Tears” a lot and look forward to our Japan tour too. Please give BTS a lot of love!
RAP MONSTER: Our hearts are always… Seventeen ♡

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Our conscious minds are very spread out. We worry about the past. We worry about the future. We label. And all of that stuff just makes us very separate. What I’m trying to do is just quiet it down. Put that brain down from time to time and hope those periods of quiet and stillness get longer. When you do that, what rises from the mist is a kind of surrendering. You’re more connected as opposed to being separate. A lot of the questions about destiny or fate or purpose or any of that stuff—it’s not like you get answers. You just realize you didn’t need the questions.

JUST IN: Pres. Obama releases statement on new Senate health care bill:

“Our politics are divided. They have been for a long time. And while I know that division makes it difficult to listen to Americans with whom we disagree, that’s what we need to do today.

I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party. Still, I hope that our Senators, many of whom I know well, step back and measure what’s really at stake, and consider that the rationale for action, on health care or any other issue, must be something more than simply undoing something that Democrats did.

We didn’t fight for the Affordable Care Act for more than a year in the public square for any personal or political gain – we fought for it because we knew it would save lives, prevent financial misery, and ultimately set this country we love on a better, healthier course.

Nor did we fight for it alone. Thousands upon thousands of Americans, including Republicans, threw themselves into that collective effort, not for political reasons, but for intensely personal ones – a sick child, a parent lost to cancer, the memory of medical bills that threatened to derail their dreams.

And you made a difference. For the first time, more than ninety percent of Americans know the security of health insurance. Health care costs, while still rising, have been rising at the slowest pace in fifty years. Women can’t be charged more for their insurance, young adults can stay on their parents’ plan until they turn 26, contraceptive care and preventive care are now free. Paying more, or being denied insurance altogether due to a preexisting condition – we made that a thing of the past.

We did these things together. So many of you made that change possible.

At the same time, I was careful to say again and again that while the Affordable Care Act represented a significant step forward for America, it was not perfect, nor could it be the end of our efforts – and that if Republicans could put together a plan that is demonstrably better than the improvements we made to our health care system, that covers as many people at less cost, I would gladly and publicly support it.

That remains true. So I still hope that there are enough Republicans in Congress who remember that public service is not about sport or notching a political win, that there’s a reason we all chose to serve in the first place, and that hopefully, it’s to make people’s lives better, not worse.

But right now, after eight years, the legislation rushed through the House and the Senate without public hearings or debate would do the opposite. It would raise costs, reduce coverage, roll back protections, and ruin Medicaid as we know it. That’s not my opinion, but rather the conclusion of all objective analyses, from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which found that 23 million Americans would lose insurance, to America’s doctors, nurses, and hospitals on the front lines of our health care system.

The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill. It’s a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America. It hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else. Those with private insurance will experience higher premiums and higher deductibles, with lower tax credits to help working families cover the costs, even as their plans might no longer cover pregnancy, mental health care, or expensive prescriptions. Discrimination based on pre-existing conditions could become the norm again. Millions of families will lose coverage entirely.

Simply put, if there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family – this bill will do you harm. And small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation.

I hope our Senators ask themselves – what will happen to the Americans grappling with opioid addiction who suddenly lose their coverage? What will happen to pregnant mothers, children with disabilities, poor adults and seniors who need long-term care once they can no longer count on Medicaid? What will happen if you have a medical emergency when insurance companies are once again allowed to exclude the benefits you need, send you unlimited bills, or set unaffordable deductibles? What impossible choices will working parents be forced to make if their child’s cancer treatment costs them more than their life savings?

To put the American people through that pain – while giving billionaires and corporations a massive tax cut in return – that’s tough to fathom. But it’s what’s at stake right now. So it remains my fervent hope that we step back and try to deliver on what the American people need.

That might take some time and compromise between Democrats and Republicans. But I believe that’s what people want to see. I believe it would demonstrate the kind of leadership that appeals to Americans across party lines. And I believe that it’s possible – if you are willing to make a difference again. If you’re willing to call your members of Congress. If you are willing to visit their offices. If you are willing to speak out, let them and the country know, in very real terms, what this means for you and your family.

After all, this debate has always been about something bigger than politics. It’s about the character of our country – who we are, and who we aspire to be. And that’s always worth fighting for.”

Aren’t my Friends- Sweet Pea x Reader

Originally posted by betty-and-jughead

Fandom: Riverdale

Pairing: Sweet Pea x Female!Reader

Words: 1094

Warning(s): Sadness, Loss of Friendship, Fluff

Description: With your friends always trying to set you up with someone, you come clean and tell them you already have a boyfriend. You just hoped they would have been more accepting.

Taglist: @sleepylunarwolf @stranger-films

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Daryl & Jesus -> “Still calling me a prick?”

if you wonder, this is what happened before this. Can you guess what happens next? ;)

npr.org
Anthony Rapp says Kevin Spacey approached him sexually when he was 14; Spacey apologizes and comes out as gay
"I'm beyond horrified to hear his story. I honestly do not recall the encounter," Kevin Spacey said in response to allegations.

Last night, BuzzFeed published an interview with actor Anthony Rapp in which Rapp alleges that Kevin Spacey made a sexual advance toward him when he was 14. 

Rapp says that Spacey invited him to his apartment after a party, then carried him to a bed and laid on top of him. At the time, Spacey would have been in his mid-20s. Rapp says the incident has stuck with him. 

Spacey quickly released an apology, saying that he doesn’t remember the incident, that he’s sorry for any pain his “inappropriate drunk behavior” caused, and – the kicker – that he’s using this moment to come out as a gay man.

The image above is a tweet of Spacey’s full apology: 

“I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor. I’m beyond horrified to hear his story. I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years. This story has encouraged me to address other things about my life. I know that there are stories out there about me and that some have been fueled by the fact that I have been so protective of my privacy. As those closest to me know, in my life I have had relationships with both men and women. I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man. I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behavior.”

There’s so much going on here. We need to make it abundantly clear that coming out as gay does not absolve Kevin Spacey of any of these allegations: childhood sexual abuse and pedophilia are heinous crimes, regardless of whether you’re gay or not. And being gay doesn’t make you more likely to commit them. (I shouldn’t have to say that, and yet.) 

I hope Anthony Rapp is able to find some comfort in the outpouring of support that’s sure to follow, and that Kevin Spacey never hurts anyone again.

If you or someone you know is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, you can always contact RAINN at 1-800-656-4673 or the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-422-4453.

An Idea About Anti

Idk if this counts as an Anti theory but I did have a (maybe) cool idea…

Imagine that Anti isn’t actually evil. He is just damaged. He never uses his knife on anyone else, only on him (like the cut on his throat?)

Jack is really happy and positive, Anti is the opposite of Jack… so Anti could be depressed and negative. Damaged. 

There’s more. Anti glitches, right? And what can glitches be a sign of, when it comes to computers and the like? Glitches mean that something isn’t right. Something is broken. Damaged.

Anti could still be nice because he doesn’t have to be the opposite of Jack for everything. Like, Jack and Anti both have green hair and are the same height and weight as far as we know. Therefore, Anti could be good as they already have some things in common.

This isn’t necessarily a theory because there may well be thing that contradict it but I think a sweet Anti is something we need more of :P

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