i said i was dreaming big

Brutally honest hour.

A. If I’m in love

B. Last person I talked on the phone with

C. How long has it been since I’ve kissed?

D. If I have a preference for boys or girls?

E. How many piercings?

F. Give me any options like “hot or cold”

G. Last person said “I love you” to

H. Last person I hugged

I. Last time I felt jealous and why

J. Are you insecure? What about?

K. My full name

L. Siblings?

M. If I forgive betrayal?

N. Favorite animal?

O. Where I’d like to travel?

P. Music I like

Q. Favorite flower

R. Is cheating ever okay?

S. 2 hobbies

T. 3 things you love unconditionally

U. Favorite time of the year and why?
V. Big dreams?

W. If I’ve done something I regret very much

X. 3 turn ons

Y. 3 turn offs

Z. Ask any question you want

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“There’s a somebody I’m longing to see…”

i had a dream i downloaded an ed, edd and eddy dating sim that was SUPER HIGH DEF like you could see all the pores on jimmy’s face and you played as an aged up ed in a semi-medieval setting. so ed and jimmy were rowing a boat and were about to kiss when a big red warning in horrible gothic font popped up and said “yaoi warning!!! you are about to experience a yaoi moment if you dont want to see yaoi look away!!!” and then my computer crashed

“It’s only you,” whispered Orphan Girl. She was holding his hand crouched down next to him. “Why do you hate you?”
Ronan thought about it.
The albino night horror swept in, talons opening.
Ronan stood up, stretching out his arm like he would to Chainsaw.
“I don’t,” he said.
And he woke up.

I’m reading The Raven Cycle this summer and falling in love with it. This was my favorite scene in The Dream Thieves. Like. an actual thrill shot through my heart when I read it.

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Speaking of dreams come true….. :D

So! After visa problems, busy days, long flight i managed to go to Adelaide and meet Benedict Cumberbatch!

The photo session was crowded and very fast i was unprepared. No props allowed so i will keep my clay for Sydney. Hope they will let me take a picture with it next time.

So i stood there waiting for my turn, he looked very very beautiful in person! Gosh! Then…my turn! He said how are you, i answered hello (duh!!) he put his (big) hand on my shoulder and i put my hand on his…hip! :P I thanked him and that’s it. Thank God the pic was ok! :D

The autograph session also very crowded but that was my chance to show him my work. I brought a collage of my favorite cupcake picture and asked him to sign it.

On default he signed it but then he stopped, checked my pic and then i told him i made all the muffins. He said wow then looked at me, shook my hands and asked whether we’ve met before ( i think he was referring to Aki in Cabin Pressure recording lol) i answered no then we chatted a bit about where i come from then he said you deserved this and he wrote the message:

You are brilliant and have amused the world with your creations

He looked at his own “beautiful” handwriting and said i read it out loud for you lol. Then I thanked him, walked away shaking omg! Love how he spend more time talking to me. Thanks again B, you are too lovely.

Then the panel! I sat on the second row great view great Q&A too. Funny comments about the bug inside his wine. But i was so distracted when he touched his thigh all the time and he massaged his mineral water bottle. Suddenly I want to be the bottle :D hmmm..

Overall it has been a greaaattt experience, love meeting lots of new fellow cumbercollective too. B, wait until you see the clay in Sydney hope u like it, see you again!!

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He drained it down, and yawned, and filled it once again. If I drink enough fire wine, he told himself, perhaps I’ll dream of dragons.
When he was still a lonely child in the depths of Casterly Rock, he oft rode dragons through the nights, pretending he was some lost Targaryen Princeling, or a Valyrian dragonlord soaring high o’er fields and mountains. Once when his uncles asked him what gift he wanted for his name day, he begged them for a dragon.  “It wouldn’t need to be a big one.  It could be little, like I am.” His uncle Gerion thought that was the funniest thing he had ever heard, but his uncle Tygett said, “The last dragon died a century ago, lad.” That had seemed so monstrously unfair that the boy had cried himself to sleep that night.

They tell me that living is like this: bills, three square meals a day, a hobby, and more bills. Sleeping in a bed with someone every night for 50+ years. Never dreaming too big.

There is a beast in me that hungers for more, more meaning, more depth, more ocean. Something colorful and loud.

They tell me that living is like this: going on proper dates with proper people, waiting to say I love you, waiting to feel.

Give me the most violent love I can take. Give me God’s angry fire. I can’t survive on air. The words I never said will strangle me in my sleep. I refuse to die in such a quiet way.

—  Flowers that grow in the dark, Scarlette La Vaillante
Sun x Moon Life Mottos, part 2/3
  • Aries Sun, Aquarius Moon:"I won't let you close enough to hurt me."
  • Taurus Sun, Virgo Moon:"The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up."
  • Gemini Sun, Aquarius Moon:"I already know I'm going to hell. At this point it's either go big or go home."
  • Cancer Sun, Scorpio Moon:"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
  • Leo Sun, Aquarius Moon:"I'm almost never serious, and am always too serious. Too deep, too shallow. Too sensitive, too cold hearted. I am like a collection of paradoxes."
  • Virgo Sun, Pisces Moon:"Don't just dream it, be it."
  • Libra Sun, Virgo Moon:"So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers."
  • Scorpio Sun, Pisces Moon:"Some people just can't fit into your life, no matter how much you want them to."
  • Capricorn Sun, Aries Moon:"Stay close to anything that makes you glad you're alive."
  • Aquarius Sun, Gemini Moon:"You were born an original, don't die a copy."
  • Pisces Sun, Pisces Moon:"So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them."
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Big Bang has lots of talents? No. We are people who strive hard for our dreams. Before our debut, people said we were going to be the idols who sing ‘Hip-Hop,’ we are the ones who have loads of talents… However, I think that we are not only these, we are the ones who try to exceed our own limits with our hard work and let them blossom into beautiful flowers. People said I do all the parts for the albums since I compose songs, write lyrics and arrange them. Do you think it is true? I don’t. We all work so hard to show our own colours via the songs. We don’t know what means by ‘enough, that’s okay already,’ when we are in the studio. We will only stop until we find our own colors in the songs. - G-Dragon, “Shout Out to the World”

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“I can’t say enough about Natalie. She’s very intelligent, as a person, but she didn’t let her intelligence stand in the way of embodying this lively, complex woman. We asked her to step up to the plate, and she stepped up to the plate big-time. She was hurt by a couple of negative notices at the end of season one, I think, when she was dismissed as being a bit of fluff, as just playing your typically manipulative, scheming bitch, and that was all she was capable of portraying. She came to us and said, ‘Would you throw everything at me this season? I want to show them that that’s not true, that I can do it.’ Well, over the course of the season, either directly or indirectly or in dreams, she’s drowned, stabbed, burned and beheaded; she loses two children; she loses her life at a very young age; she loses Henry; she realizes that her father has abused and manipulated her. She has to go through many, many things, and Natalie did it. She really did it.
“Natalie, I hope, I trust, has a great career ahead of her.”


~ Michael Hirst about Natalie 

The video follows people of different backgrounds passing an envelope to each other, the contents of which aren’t revealed until the end.

“The way it weaved through people’s lives, we’re all interconnected,” Rivera told BuzzFeed. “We wanted to make it fluid and beautiful.”

She said the story mattered to her personally. “Aside from being a Latina, my family immigrated from Puerto Rico and Yugoslavia so I know all about that,” she said. “I wouldn’t be able to do what I do today if they didn’t come to America. Everybody has an immigration story.”

Rivera was interested in making a stylized video, complete with 360 degree shots, that took take place in New York City. “I felt like for this story it just made sense,” she said. “New York is such a melting pot, it’s a place where dreams are made.”

Rivera said the political side of the immigration debate can sometimes take away from the big picture. “Immigration shows how beautiful America is as a country, how diverse it is,” she said. “It’s what you get when you have different cultures in one place. If everybody thought that way [immigration] would be more of a no-brainer.” x

What happens when you fail your first year at Uni?

The short answer: Nothing really. The long answer: A whole lot happens. Its like mourning the death of something you love. Entering university you get this idea that you are going to pursue something that you are so passionate about. And how can you really fail at something you are passionate about? Something that you love, and something that you spend 3 years of high school fighting to get, and something that had always been your dream. 

Now entering medical school I really thought that this was going to be easy, I know that is ridiculous to think, however, as said, something that I loved so much seemed to me as being something really easy to overcome. However it wasn’t. 

I could already from the start sense that this was not going to be as I had imagined. It was a lot more difficult. And it really was a big, big difference from high school. And so failing, was not an enjoyable thing that happened to me. Especially when everyone around you passed. 

So ofcourse the feeling of disappointment started to occur, the feeling of being dumb came alive and the thought that maybe I was not cut out for university started to be a daily question. Yet, I did what I could. I started studying again, this time aware of the mistakes that I did before. Mistakes like, not really focusing correctly, and just being in love with the thought of being in university. Mistakes like skipping chapters because “whatever I will come back to it” - which never happened. 

Now was there any benefit to failing then? Yes, there were many! Here are a few of them: 

  1. Learning more. I know it sounds like such a cliche “I failed, but now I know so much more” but you truly do. Getting to read the material once again, however focusing on your weakness and using your strength to build that up is actually really helpful and it makes you understand the topics so much more. 
  2. You discover your ideal study methods. I did study ALOT before the exam which I failed, however I believe that being new to university I still had not uncovered my ideal study method. Yes I did do well in high school with the study methods that I used, however studying at university and high school is not the same. And that is a very challenging fact to face, but going through the whole process of figuring out how you learn the best way possible is a very long process however it will sculp you and prepare you for the rest of your time at university. 
  3. Prepare yourself for everything. Failing from the beginning already gives you the idea that everything is possible. As someone who had straight A’s like the common medical student, you often find yourself thinking that failure is not possible. So when it becomes a reality, it helps you get prepared for most of the struggles that you will face for the rest of your life. Failure is a very natural part of being a human, and this actually helps you get that. 
  4. Discipline. Last but not least you learn how to set up a schedule and be more focused. It might be the push you needed. It was for me. 

Now last but not least, dont beat yourself down over failure. You will get past it, and you will come out stronger than ever. 

Belive in yourself, and never give up, 

Love, 

Dunia 

Co-champions declared in National Spelling Bee

NBC News: “Sdrucciola.” “Augenphilologie.”
The last two competitors on stage at the Scripps National Spelling Bee fought each other with big words — one letter at a time — but in the end, camaraderie was the word of the day as the two teenagers became co-champions.
“It’s a dream come true,” Sriram Hathwar, 14, of Painted Post, New York, said.
“I’m even happier that I’m a co-champion,” Ansun Sunjoe, 13, of Fort Worth, Texas, added.
It was the first time there were co-champions of the Bee since 1962.

Photo: Associated Press

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 50 YEARS AGO TODAY I 7th February 1964 I The Beatles American invasion begins

“It was so exciting. On the plane, flying in to the airport, I felt as though there was a big octopus with tentacles that were grabbing the plane and dragging us down into New York. America was the best. It was a dream, coming from Liverpool.”

Ringo Starr

“There were millions of kids at the airport, which nobody had expected. We heard about it in mid-air. There were journalists on the plane, and the pilot had rang ahead and said, ‘Tell the boys there’s a big crowd waiting for them.’ We thought, 'Wow! God, we have really made it.”

Paul McCartney

You said goodbye to me , the world told me it’s the final goodbye but standing by the door watching you leave for the final time I couldn’t whisper goodbye to you and I haven’t , some nights I dream about how you left , some mornings I tell myself you are gone in disbelief . Sometimes I hope to find you in a parallel universe , somewhere , some corner in this big universe we would meet again and everything will be alright.

When I was being trained for the job I have right now, which mainly consists of meeting, helping, and communicating with others, my boss told me that he’d like for me to under-promise and over-deliver, and i’ve never gotten that out of my head, because it means that being dependable means speaking conservatively and acting liberally on behalf of whoever I’m helping, and I love that. That isn’t my natural form of interaction. I dream big and I’m sloppy with my promises. I mean them at the time, but I often don’t follow through because I forget or I lose track of time–I speak optimistically, not realistically. He asked me to speak realistically and then to act in such a way that impresses optimism. I think that’s a great way to go about life–to be humble, to not overestimate yourself, to not speak in definitives, to leave room and grace for yourself to be fallible, and then when you’re able, go above and beyond what you said you’d do, because that’s how you become a reliable person.

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David Luiz: “My childhood was a bit difficult. I left my family at 14 years old, dreaming to play football one day. I said ‘Mum, I go now, but one day I come back to give you what you deserve.’ What I am now is just because I have a dad and mum like mine. To be Brazilian is to have a big smile on your face. You need to put your heart in your feet. You cannot win all the time in your life, life is like this. You need to be strong.”

6x13 reaction fic: Rachel’s big night also turns out to be Kurt and Blaine’s big night
word count: 1758
rating: pg-13 (yeah that sounds good)

“So, Rachel,” the sixth interviewer she’d spoken to in the last five minutes (this one was a brunette lady, which was a welcome change from the five blondes) said, “how does it feel to be a Tony winner?”

“Amazing,” she said earnestly, but honestly. “It’s been my absolute dream since I was two years old and I cannot believe that it’s happening. I mean I always assumed that it would, but you never really – oh.”

“Are you okay?” the interviewer asked, lowering her microphone.

“Yeah, yeah. I’m good.” Rachel rubbed her belly – that little guy or girl sure knew how to kick. They were going to be a dancer for sure. “This baby is just getting a little antsy, I guess.”

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