i remember being on this all the time

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dinahjane97: Twenty One. An age which states that you can no longer be referred to as a teen. Twenty One. A time to live, love, & experience every given adventure . Twenty One. You. Lauren Michelle Jauregui (WOOOHOOO!🎉) The year you’ve been impatiently waiting for. “Alive in the age of worry
Smile in the age of worry
Go wild in the age of worry
And sing worry ”
When we first met, which was 5yrs ago, i remember you being so anxious to turn 21. With the knowledge and maturity that you carried , its like you were 21 all this time ! Now that it’s here, you told me how you wanted to trace back in time and stay a teen forever. This is just the beginning for you mama.
On XFACTOR, during boot camp round, I remember you wearing red lipstick, had perfect shaped eyebrows that complimented your seductive eyes lol, black top and white jeans. You were interacting with everyone and anyone around you. As shy as I was, I was hoping you wouldn’t approach me. Sure enough, here comes Lauren tapping me. “ hey what song will you be singing?” And I replied timidly , “ Hero by Mariah Carey” . Boy did you look through my soul with those eyes and tell me, “ Dont because I’m singing it too.” My name was announced before yours to perform so, in my head i said, “screw her , I won’t be seeing her anyways” and boom, here i am wishing you Happy Birthday haha. That was my first interaction with you & I’ll never forget it haha. Happy birthday my Lolo ! You are the true definition of “ What you see, is what you get ”. I admire how heavily involved & passionate you can be in what you believe in. There is no filter when it comes to defending the people you love and truly care for. Continue on being that fierce & fearless warrior. You know who you are, you know what you have to offer, & you know what you stand for. I’m thankful to Heavenly Father to have someone like you in my corner. Happy birthday mama . Wishing you many more ❤️

Hey man I want you all to remember that if your romantic/sexual orientation(s) in the fictional world don’t line up with what you identify as in the real world, that’s totally okay. 

Take it from me. I identify as a lesbian on the ace spectrum, but I have a ton of fictional dudes I like to imagine myself dating and even having intimate times with. It’s all fiction. 

And with compulsory heterosexuality being a thing, I don’t blame anyone who claims to be only attracted to so and so genders (or none at all) but finds themselves attracted to fictional people of the “opposite” gender, whatever it may be. 

You are allowed to have fictional others who don’t align perfectly with the orientations you choose to label yourself with in the real world. It’s fiction, and it’s a safe place to let yourself feel those feelings and explore what it might be like in another life. Your fictitious romances do not invalidate the labels you choose to identify with in real life!

I love you a lot and I hope you are having fun with your self insert lives <3

The dreams faded and the coals gone to ash; a morning wakes to find an awkward annoyance with the dew but not the wind.
With a shudder the morning finishes its routine by setting an indigo bunting to ponder outside my window.
As it does so the wind waves and passes by, being careful not to shake the pines this time.
Even still, I know I cannot ask any more favors and I cannot prolong the inevitable.
A similar fire roared in my heart all night long.
A small blue flame which, embarrassed, turned pink when fanned by my drifting dreams, left the smell of smoke outside.
It now lingered and teased the ants, for; as clever as they are, not being able to produce their own flame.
Perhaps they one day remember the solace it was not having the power and responsibility of burning the forest.
Some nearby grass listened to this thought and wondered, truly silent now, where had the days gone where the brook didn’t babble on all day as a crooked overhanging tree convinced it of its stupidity.
The tree merely didn’t understand the brook’s babbling but neither did the brook.
As the grass laid back that night, glancing at the stars as it did so, these thoughts went away.
For those were thoughts of the day.
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Neighborly 

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anonymous asked:

notice how when exclusionists get called on talking past ppl/talking over ppl abt their experiences/denying the many problems on "their side," they resort to "but your side, YOUR side!" or just. backpedaling. hard. like trying to go back and claim they said something that they plainly...didn't say. like. you called on silencing ppl or deflecting or whatever else. just stop. apologize for being shit, shut the fuck up, and let it go.

this happens constantly omg and it’s not new either. I remember when I made my (first) big post about racism and erasure of aces/aros of color in this mess like a year ago and among the first responses were several that basically went, “well the ace and aro communities do x and y so who cares about our crowd’s racism shut up”

and of course ppl don’t just refuse to acknowledge messing up themselves all the time, they’ll constantly come to my posts being, “NONE of us have done that, ever” when… that is obviously bullshit, ppl have done it a lot but I MUST be lying/imagining it bc… it doesn’t fit with how you’d like to view “your side”?? what

Like listen yeah yeah aces/aros/inclusionists also fuck up definitely but many exclusionists seem. So convinced they and ppl in their crowd is 500% morally superior in every way? And that we’re all either clueless about everything ever or evil? I… what

Also when ppl say “well your side…” when I’ve been talking only about anti-ace/aro shit and not about exclusionism vs. inclusionism. Like sorry not wanting ppl to treat me like dirt for my orientation is not a “side” lol

anonymous asked:

What advice do you have for someone who is doing their first competition in PC??? I am incredibly anxious about it, I am trying to qualify for Oireachtas this year and I just feel as if I am not ready.

Hey Anon,

While I can’t speak on behalf of all Champ dancers, I can assure you that we all experience moments of nervousness or anxiety. That being said, we all have different ways of dealing with them - so remember that this is just advice and you’re more than welcome to pass on anything you don’t feel may help.

That being said, I can share with you some of the advice that I give the younger dancers at my school who have asked the same question.

Visualize yourself doing well.
If you can believe it, you can achieve it. As cliche as that may sound, it’s an important reminder that your outlook on the competition can heavily influence your performance that day. Rather than spend your time and energy on worrying, I would recommend telling yourself that you are capable of doing well! Personally, I find that mentally preparing yourself to do well is just as important in preparing for a competition - otherwise your mind can get the best of you if you let it worry too much.

Walk onto that stage like a champ!
I’ve known girls in the past who’ve suffered from TERRIBLE nerves, but they walk onto stage with their game faces on. Sometimes it can take time to build that confidence when you’re new to championships, but it does come with experience. When I’m nervous about a feis, I’ll remind myself to “fake it until I make it” when it comes to appearing confident. At the end of the day, you’ve earned the right to compete in that level and that’s something no one can take from you.

Write down a list of goals and how you will work towards them.
Sometimes you have to focus on the smaller things before looking at the bigger picture. I find that listing your goals for the year or competitive season will help keep you accountable and remind you what you hope to achieve. It’s always important to have a big goal, but you want to make sure you that you have smaller goals that you can achieve that will work you towards your larger end goal.

For example)
End Goal: Qualify for the Oireachtas
Stepping Stone/Smaller Goals: practice execution, use more of the stage during my solo rounds, etc.

It’s always a learning curve when you move into PC.
As my TCRG says to any dancer who is about to compete in PC for the first time, “you have nothing to lose.” Remember that it is a learning curve and that you’ll become more comfortable with the championship side of competition with each feis. Take a deep breath before walking on, smile and show the judges what you can do!

While this is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg for advice, I hope this helps in some way. There are many excellent dancers on Tumblr that can always provide you with some excellent advice. After all, we’ve all experienced it differently and will always have more to add. Don’t hesitate to ask some of them through the ask box for their own advice on this and I can assure you that you’ll receive a lot of support and encouragement!

Remember: Stay positive, have fun and love every minute of it!😊

anonymous asked:

Just curious about Dylan are attracted to him at all or just interested in what he did?

imma be completely honest, so don’t come for me okay i’m being open with u!! when i first heard about the case, (when it happened) i hated dylann, and i remember showing a photo of him to my mum and telling her about the shooting, i was lowkey scared of him because i’m a baby and he looked mean. 

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Will & Grace 2x14 Acting Out (February 22 2000)

Voltron theory time y’all (somewhat serious)

Okay, so anyone remember Jeremy Shada’s joke about vld season 3 where he says “I mean, Lance dies, so that’ll be fun.”

And remember those godforsaken leaks with content that got Studio Mir in some legal trouble with Dreamworks?  (I’m not gonna mention what the leaks contained directly but I have to assume for the purposes of the theory that we all know what they were of, even if we didn’t see them) (it’s only briefly referenced don’t worry)


Well what if Lance gets captured by the Galra

And Prince Lotor, being the conniving, dastardly little shit that we know he’s gonna be, has a plan to majorly fuck with the rest of team Voltron

So he lets it leak in some way that Lance is being held in a certain cell in a certain part of a prison/space station/whatever

When in reality Lance is nowhere near there, and is maybe even kept very near to Prince Lotor’s quarters or something so the purple asshole can play constant mind games with him

But so team Voltron gets ahold of the “leaked” information– just as planned– and they head out for the space prison to free Lance

But Lotor has ordered a bomb to be put in what is supposedly Lance’s cell

And just as the paladins are nearing the cell, already calling out to Lance and telling him that everything’s gonna be okay, that they’re here to rescue him, the bomb goes off

They manage to escape with their lives but it’s obvious that Lance couldn’t have survived the blast.  They tear themselves away from the wreckage.  They go back the to ship thinking- nay- knowing that Lance is dead.  

Meanwhile, the real Lance is forced to watch it all unfold from wherever he’s actually being held.  His friends nearly died because of him.  Cue the langst

but this situation is now the perfect setup for that infamous leak

Keith was leading the team at the time of Lance’s capture

Keith was the one who led the “botched” rescue operation

Keith feels responsible for his friend’s death (bonus points if they had a fight or a bonding moment shortly before Lance’s capture)

Cue teamwide angst and Lotor playing even more mind games with Lance

BONUS POINTS IF LOTOR TRIES TO GET LANCE TO JOIN HIS SIDE

TRIPLE BONUS POINTS IF LANCE DOES JOIN HIM BUT AS A DOUBLE AGENT OF SORTS TRYING TO GATHER AS MUCH INFO AS HE CAN BEFORE SAFELY GETTING BACK TO HIS TEAM

and quadruple bonus points for teamwide bonding moment and happy fluff when Lance finally gets back to them and majestically reveals that he is, in fact, alive

When I was about 14 one of my cousins was 20-something and had just broken up with her boyfriend at the time because he wanted her to “see less of her friends” (turned out he wanted her to never see them because he “should be enough for her”). I remember saying that I wouldn’t want to ever stop seeing my friends and that I thought he was being unfair, and the reply I got from multiple adult relatives was that I was just not mature enough to understand, and that if you’re mature you’ll realise that your romantic relationship (with a man obvs bc they’re all homophobes) is more important and should always come before your friends, and that my cousin was being silly and immature by putting her close friends ahead of her asshole bf who didn’t want to her to have anyone but him. It’s only now that I realise how fucked up it is to tell a young girl that it’s perfectly normal for your male partner to want to essentially isolate you from your friends and if you refuse it’s because you’re immature.

I want to know more people who have wonder in their eyes and fire in their souls. I want to be astonished by life, to share that experience. I want us to look out on the world and see the same miracles, to find beauty in sunshine, and peace in rain. I want to spend my time on this planet with someone who remembers that we are all stardust, who never stops being amazed by that. I want someone who feels real and magic, all in one. I want someone who remembers the beauty of it all.

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Alex, Maggie, and the Gay Jokes™

loosely inspired by this amazing post

The long list of minor things I’m looking forward to in no specific order

Note: I’ll be keeping this list spoiler free for anime-only viewers

this dork might moment

Bakugou entering a room

this causal Tsuyu, she’s nice

taking a peek in Deku’s phone

kid Tenya to complete the circle of smols

our first amazon reference

that reporter getting her last appearance in

Deku meeting his true partner for the first time

more mumbling Deku cause I love it

getting to hear bakumom’s voice 

+bacteria die die XD

All Might nervously taking a call

Deku wearing his hero costume first time in the new season

specifically the rabbit hoodie mask 

I’m weak for the rabbit hoodie~♡

Bakugou in jeans, look no more baggie pants

Aizawa killing the killing the room upon entry

+happy ojiro

this magnificent shot of Deku’s shoe, thats gonna look gorgeous animated

Air chair

this guy and his phone, my god I hope he shows up

Ochako’s nod

This dramatic panel gonna look good animated

more dork might, we always need more dork might

getting this scene not only animated but also done in sub & dub at the same time, can’t wait to hear his naming prowess being put to voice

FLASHBACKS TO SHIT WE’VE SEEN!

-this is more of a warning, remember thats whats coming up soon

what I hope we finish off on

I know I said spoiler free but these are good ones so I’m putting them under the cut

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When all your friends are posting pics with their significant other for Valentine’s Day but you’re still single

Choi Seunghyun

I know that mental health issues are not taken very seriously in Korea and that most Asian countries view having one in a negative light, but as someone said in twitter, they’ve made it out like TOP had “murdered a nation”.

I’m not saying he didn’t do something wrong, he broke the law, but the punishment should fit the crime. Thinking about his mental state, I keep remembering how Youngbae had said that TOP is over at his house a lot and comes over when he’s lonely. I remember the handwritten letter of support that Youngbae sent when he was having a rough time while filming in Germany. I remember Daesung saying that TOP often calls him when he’s alone or sad. There’s a human being at the center of this all and he’s hurting.

I’m also very upset that the police department essentially lied about his condition? Why downplay the situation when doctors say that it was quite severe? Seunghyun’s mother and his family have every right to be angry. The media, even the police, have been spreading lies and misinformation.

For some reason, the way everything is being handled by the press and how the netizens seem to be all out for blood reminds me of Tablo and his ordeal. Just remember that Tablo has recovered from one of the biggest blows of his life, that he is now happily living a life with his wife and daughter, and that he, Epik High, and HIGHGRND are finding success. I’m hoping and praying that for TOP, it will be the same.

To the people who are upset about the Wanna One final line up and are calling the top 11 talentless,

How? How can you say that? None of the top 11 are talentless. All of them deserve to be there. The issue was that there were only 11 spots and 20 amazing, talented boys who deserved those spots. In fact, all 101 of the trainees are talented. I could go on and on about how talented each and every member of that show is, but I’ll just talk to you about the top 20. 

TR;DL: It wasn’t anyone’s fault but Mnet’s. DO NOT BLAME ANY OF THE FINAL WANNA ONE MEMBERS. IF you wanna be mad, BLAME MNET. 

Rank 20 - Choi Minki - Nu’EST’s Ren - Ahh Ren, he was very good at everything. Maybe not the best in any regard but definitely an all rounder. Singing. Dancing. Variety. Visuals. All check. The issue with him gettng this rank however was that Mnet’s edits didn’t give him much screen time (this is the case with many of the following on this list). 

Rank 19 - Joo Haknyeon - He is talented. Despite needing some help, this boy is talented. He just learns slower than the other trainees and was greedy for positions he wasn’t ready to take on. He got way too much uncalled for hate because of it. I want to see him make a comeback one day as a stronger, wiser person.

Rank 18 - Kim Samuel - I shouldn’t have to say this but Samuel choreographed a lot of the dances they did for P101- hell he choreographed the Super Hot stage (baby is only 15 TwT). He kicked ass as center in Showtime! He was also good in Get Ugly! But Mnet didn’t give him that many behind the scenes cuts so I think that might have hurt him. He truly deserved so much better and I am going to support his solo. Hopefully, one day, he’ll debut in a group. 

Rank 17 - Yoo Seonho - He’s got cute maknae charms and improved so much throughout the show. He’s only been a trainee for 6 months and despite that he grew a lot in a matter of months. I’m so proud of you, Seonho. Thank you for comforting all the people who needed it at the finale. You are an absolute angel who deserved to debut as well.

Rank 16 - Anh Hyungseob - Hyungseob is a good dancer and despite not being the best singer he tries very hard. He’s also hilarious XD (fondly remembers the times he ran into a door) He’s also got variety skills. *cough* His rank is probably low cause the Yuehua boys are planning to debut soon *cough*

Rank 15 - Im Youngmin - Great dancer. Great rapper. I don’t need to say anything. Just watch any of his performances and you’ll see. He got fucked over by his fake scandals and because knetz eat people alive without knowing if the rumor is true or not. 

Rank 14 - Kim Jonghyun - Nu’EST’s JR - Amazing leader, who is selfless and always a sweetheart. He could have asked for center. He could have been greedy and asked for more lines. He never once did. On top of that, he’s a great rapper and a great dancer. Plus he a cute shy Wartortle. I have no clue how someone who was hailed the Nation’s Leader didn’t make it into the Nation’s Boy Group. 

Rank 13 - Kang Dongho - Nu’EST’s Baekho - He had vocals for days and visuals for days. His charisma was like fire and his personality is so <3 He was the cute babysitter for all the kids of P101 and I’m honestly so sad Guanlin lost his fav sexy uncle. 

Rank 12 - Jung Sewoon - Okay, look I love Ponyo . I love him so damn much you don’t even know. I was depressed when I saw him not get in. I can’t put into words how much I wanted him to be in the top 11. I thought he wouldn’t be close to 11 because he was 19 last time, but damn I feel trolled about this. VOCALS. DANCING. CUTENESS. I want to see him again in the future so badly.

Rank 11- Ha Sungwoon - HOTSHOT’s Sungwoon - It’s probably not right for me to say I didn’t want him in the top 11 because he needs to return to HOTSHOT so they can finally have a comeback. But he was Rank A from the start. Even Boa was like how are such talented kids not popular. 

Rank 10 - Bae Jinyoung - A lot of you seem to have an issue with BaeJin. But he’s got stage presences. He might not have shown it off at the start but he improved so much since then. Plus he has a great personality which you can see in any of the back stage cams since the actual show cuts his and Jihoon’s screen time.

Rank 9 - Hwang Minhyun - Nu’EST Minhyun- Don’t fucking sit here and tell me Jonghyun deserves to debut but then go off and say the top 11 aren’t talented when Minhyun is fucking in the top 11. Emperor Hwang has everything. Visuals, vocals, dance skills, and the relationship with the rest of the top 11. He made half this top 11 happen. So much talent you can’t even. 

Rank 8 - Yoon Jisung-  Auntie Jisung was gonna give up if he didn’t debut. He has stable af vocals while dancing. Plus he’s hilarious. Like really fucking funny. That’s been evident since he made himself a meme in episode 1. He took care of whatever team he led. I’m so so glad he got to debut. 

Rank 7 - Lai Guanlin - I personally didn’t want him to debut because I think he’s too young and still has a lot of growing to do. He wasn’t the best rapper or dancer but he’s got stage presence not only that but he was also only a trainee for 6 months. He’s only been in Korea for 6 months. Plus he’s like 16 so chill. 

Rank 6 - Park Woojin - I will flip tables if you tell me Park Woojin didn’t deserve top 11. He had shingles and still gave a bomb performance. He’s a great dancer and always draws attention when he’s on stage. He’s a great rapper too. He’s been Rank A from the start (BNM kids are so talented guys).

Rank 5 - Ong Seongwoo - Talented. So fucking talented. I can’t. He’s funny af, he’s an amazing dancer, he’s a god singer, he’s got a great personality, AND he’s got actor like visuals. Seriously, how can you call him untalented? Again he was rank A from the start. 

Rank 4 - Kim Jaehwan - If you have hearing, you know Jaehwan is talented. He improved his dancing so much to be here. Plus he’s savage and hilarious. Kim Jaehwan was actually someone I was worried wouldn’t enter top 11 because he didn’t have a strong solo fanbase.

Rank 3 - Lee Daehwi - This child did not suffer to have you call him untalented. He’s an adorable baby who can do it all. He is only 16 and he writes songs for crying out loud! He can dance and sing and maybe rap (I think). He was also Rank A from the start! (All the BNM kids are talented af so never fucking say he’s talentless)

Rank 2 - Park Jihoon - Got here because he winked BUT that doesn’t mean he’s not talented. He’s a good dancer like a really good dancer, And he knows how to work a camera, clearly. He’s not the best singer but he tries. He’s an okay rapper but we never got to see much of that. Jihoon is adorable and cute and a whole lot of goot things but people kept bashing him for getting to the top because he winked. He’s still talented though (Rank B isn’t that bad cause Jaehwan was Rank B).

Rank 1 - Kang Daniel - I will not take anyone calling him untalented. Seriously there are too many people saying he didn’t deserve it. Have you watched ANY of his stages. He ALWAYS stole the show and he’s NEVER been center. Look, people forgot he was a rapper because he sang so much on this show. Like he gave all the rap parts to other rappers because he knew they couldn’t sing. He’s an angel who loves cats and people. He’s also awkwardly hilarious. He was bound to be in the top 11 from the moment he hugged small Woojin. Worked hard and moved from Rank B to Rank A. Watch any of his fancams and prepare to be shook. 

If you’ve made it this far, I applaud you. 

Wanna One is talented.

Everyone in the top 20 was talented. 

I wish they made a group with the top 20 because I loved so many of them. 

it makes me so sad that probably one of the biggest reasons why people are so afraid of seeking mental health help is the little gremlin in their brain telling them “what if there’s actually nothing wrong with me and i’m just making this up?! what if i don’t even get a diagnosis?” so they keep quiet about it and keep it to themselves in fear of being ridiculed even though quick action could make all the difference. 

so, here’s to the people who feel like this…
you’re not making this up, there’s nothing wrong in seeking help if something’s causing you pain (whether mental or physical - that’s what doctors are there for), take your time until you feel ready and remember, chances of the above happening are almost zero and if it happens, it’s usually ‘cause your doctor is an incompetent, prejudiced dickhead. sorry, not sorry.

Unless I’m forgetting something…

…has Taako ever been afraid before? Has Taako ever once admitted to being scared of anything he was up against? Because he’s been on the brink of death before, several times, and all I remember are jokes. He’s faced some pretty severe odds, took some incredible risks, but there’s never been any hesitation - short of avoiding things entirely. There have been some awful situations that Taako didn’t seem to take seriously at all.

It’s possible that the prospect of something happening to Lup is the only thing Taako is truly afraid of. 

And considering everything that’s happened, everything that Taako is about to remember, my heart might be breaking just a little bit.

carried on the breeze [you’ll never find me]

inspired by this post from @stranger-who-writes-fiction

kara has flown myriad out into space,

and alex has gone after her in that damn pod. sure, getting the thing to space wasn’t a problem - reentery however was where things were going more than a little screwy. in no seconds flat  alex finds herself in a falling deathtrap with her unconscious sister draped mostly uncomfortably across her.

this pod was not meant for two.

nor, apparently, is it meant for rouge humans hijacking and then flying it, poorly but still functionally, into space to save their superhero little sisters. yet, alex had done it anyway.

and now, well, with the planet rapidly rising up to meet them, alex realizes the steering is gone. realizes that the best she can hope for is sending out some sort of signal and hoping that wherever they landed…the deo finds them first.

too bad it was going to be a water landing. which, god, that wasn’t what alex wants. any type of crash landing would probably kill her on impact, but at least crashing into some sort of land might ensure kara’s survival. kara who is still unconscious.

alex knows she has seconds left to come up with a plan. she’s feeling a little ill, the pod spinning around and with one arm holding kara to her chest, alex is left to crane her neck over her little sisters shoulder just to look at the console.

her eye catches a red button.

under the console, hidden from the normal line of sight - alex has to wonder if red buttons hold the same meaning on every plant. alex has to wonder why she never asked.

[to be fair, it’s an obscure question, but god, alex wishes she’d had  the foresight to see this coming]

what she doesn’t see coming are the clouds, the fog that seems to be way too high in the atmosphere, plunging the pod and the danvers sisters into a grey half light.

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