i saw mention of it on my dash

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Day and Night

“when in distress, draw a dude in a dress” is what i always say

and man a lot of you have been mentioning me on this post and the first time i saw it i fell in love but before drawing yuuri in that dress i had to find something for viktor and lo and behold i found this on my dash

samwiseofficial  asked:

Hey Alan! I just saw a post about different types of allistics on my dash... one of them was "The 'Ally'™". I'm allistic and I want to know how I can be a good ally, so I thought I'd ask about certain things mentioned in the post so i can avoid doing them! What are person first language and functioning labels and what can I do as an allistic to be an actual ally (not an “Ally"™)? Thanks so much!

okay, first of all, I’m going to assume that you meant [this post]. If not, sorry. Second, I’m not going to get this perfect. I’m viewing this as a bit of a first draft, which (note to self) I will edit at some point.

definitions: person-first language is “person with autism” as opposed to “autistic person”. Please use “autistic person”. I dealt with functioning labels later in this disorganized hell-post. 

So here’s my stab at allistic ally 101

1) You follow the same rules as if you were an ally for any other group: [Here’s a pretty good ally 101 article], but it’s not the end-all-be-all. Keep listening to autistic voices, and if we contradict the rules hold our voices higher. 

Also, above all, rule #1 of allyship is don’t be a shithead–come to conversations with the intention to listen and learn first and treat us like human beings (this is particularly critical with disability rights)

2) Our voices are the important ones: this is important with being an ally to any group, but autistic people often struggle to communicate or express ourselves. Be patient. Ask people how they’d like to communicate and be prepared to be a bit flexible.

Some autistic people use AAC (Alternative or Assistive Communication), and their voices matter just as much as verbal people’s. You don’t have to learn ASL or anything, but don’t assume that because someone’s not communicating verbally they’re less intelligent or competent. And, even if someone can’t communicate using language (or communicate at all) don’t assume that they don’t have thoughts, feelings, and needs.

3) Nothing about us without us: knowing an autistic person doesn’t make you an expert on autism. BEING an autistic person makes you an expert on autism. If you see anything claiming to help autistic people that doesn’t prominently feature Actual Autistic People, don’t support it (unless Actual Autistic People are telling you to support it, see #2)

This goes double for any charitable organization focused on autism which leads me into point number 4 (also from here on out things are a bit smaller-scope, that doesn’t make them less important):

4) Autism Speaks is trash: [and] [here] [are] [some] [sources

If you want to support charities try ASAN and The Autism Women’s Network

5) Please don’t try to “cure” us: I’m dealing with some internalized ableism with this one, so let me turn you over to  Anya Ustaszewski who in [this article] writes:

My autism is part of who I am. It is not something “extra” that can be taken away from me to suit the agenda of an intolerant society. My abilities, challenges and perception of the world all go hand in hand. If I were to be “cured” of my autism, the person that I am would cease to exist.

so yeah cure = bad, acceptance and accommodation = good

6) Celebrate the things that make autistics unique: lately, tumblr has gotten a lot more stim-positive, but stimming isn’t solely a pretty, paint-mixing or slime video (in fact, stimboards are rarely tagged and can overstimulate the SHIT out of me). 

A lot of time, stimming is viewed as ugly, distracting, loud, disgusting, or socially unacceptable. Support your local autistics, don’t expect people to stop stimming and try not to stare or comment (many autistic people have to work very hard to reclaim stimming after childhoods of expecting to suppress it entirely).

Also, try your best to support different cognitive styles and processing issues. Try to keep your websites accessible, provide image transcripts, try not to make posts that are entirely text in images (like screenshots of twitter posts), and help to subtitle videos if you can. <- these things also help d/Deaf people and anyone who accesses the internet via a screenreader

7) steer clear of stereotypes: I’m not rain man or that dude on the big bang theory or your cousin’s dentist’s sister’s younger brother’s son. The ‘idiot savant’ stereotype is almost never true and puts unreasonable expectations on autistic people. Also, not all of us are good at math or science, have incredible memories, etc. Fitting or not fitting stereotypes don’t change the fact that every autistic person is human and deserves rights and respect.

8) functioning labels are fake: never listen to anyone who describes autism as “high” or “low functioning”. Every autistic person has struggles, and putting labels on functioning basically sorts people into “can be ignored” and “subhuman”. [here’s about a million posts about why they suck because if I put it all here this post would be five times as long]

9) ABA is trash: this is trigger territory for a huge number of autistic people, so [here] and I’m not going to say anything else just take my word on this one

10) If it has puzzle pieces on it, run: if you’re looking to see if a group is okay, look for the rainbow infinity sign. The puzzle piece is a huge red flag. Please don’t support anything with puzzle pieces on it. Please. I’m begging you.


Okay that was WAAY longer than I meant it to get, sorry. Also, I’ve missed a bunch of things, but I’ve been working on this for an hour and I don’t have the energy to add more. I’ll throw this in #actuallyautistic and hopefully someone else can add anything important I missed.

Arrow 5x18 “Disband” - What We Know What We Hope

What We Know

Extended Promo

Synopsis

OLIVER CALLS ON THE BRATVA FOR HELP — Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are shocked by Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) decision to call on the Bratva to help take down Prometheus (Josh Segurra). Concerned the Bratva may overstep, Diggle has a hard conversation with Oliver about what happens if things go south. Meanwhile, Felicity learns something shocking at Helix.

Promo Stills

Cast on IMDB

This list is missing at least Carly Pope. Probably Willa Holand is only to be credtited without appearing.

Writer

Rebecca Bellotto

She co-wrote 4x16 “Broken hearts”

Originally posted by oliver-and-felicity

Originally posted by yet-i-remain-quiet

Originally posted by almeidalea01

It was painful but so Olicity perfect even if was a second break up. I have high hopes that there is going to be some Olicity tidbit in 5x18, one that would make me feel things are evolving to it’s final solution, the adult talk… the Olicity back on my screen.

What We Expect

After 5x17 Oliver Queen reacts. He’s up for vengeance against Adrian and he reaches for Darkness to fight Darkness. He turns to BRATVA to finish Adrian off.

At this point I don’t know if Oliver is BRATVA anymore, not because of the tattoo having disappear but for Oliver’s betrayal on Season 2, the same betrayal that earn him Anatoly less than friendly welcome in Russia. And then again during that Russian episode BRATVA and Oliver finished up on friendly terms with Anatoly expecting to pay a visit to Star City. At the time Oliver didn’t like it, now it’s Oliver that calls them.

Star City Mayor calls the BRATVA to kill the psychotic killer that is the Star City DA.

Originally posted by miss-sparkle-bottom

I’m pretty sure it’s the first time a Mayor calls in a Criminal Organization to his City. We know what Oliver wants from BRATVA but in exchange BRATVA is going to want something from Oliver. There’s something in Star City that BRATVA wants… a weapon? Just to take over criminal underground with Mayor support?

What I know is Oliver is willing to pay the price.

IMO it’s all worth it as we get to watch Anatoly in Star City, inside the Arrow Bunker even, and, if I’m seeing this right, working with Spartan, Canary/Dinah and Wild Dog (it looks like him standing very still on the staircase in the Promo - I maybe wrong though) this is going to be fun.

BRATVA is going to create all kind of havoc, and the Team will tackle them. Double fun.

Originally posted by etudiant-en-ph2

Oliver is going after Adrian. As Mayor he takes his day job very serious too and Quentin seems not to shy away from Adrian. You have to love Quentin.

Originally posted by heckyeahreactiongifs

On his offtime Oliver takes the other mask

and goes after Adrian. It’s going to be another epic fight Oliver wearing the mask this time

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

hoping that’s why Adrian has his arm hurt. I would much rather it would be from the fight with Oliver than by the limo being ramed over by a truck

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

Oliver IMO is going to take every step he can to keep the ones he cares about safe - the Team, Diggle, Felicity, and (yes) Susan.

Thing is Diggle doesn’t look like he’s allowing BRATVA to take the lead and gain any control over Star City; or Adrian to manipulate Oliver into playing at his level… and Diggle is going to get punched.

(Mary Tagus GIF)

Felicity is just going to work on her own angle, taking advantage of her expertise, skills and Helix. But her purpose her drive is the same, Adrian.

Oliver just wants her far away from Adrian, Helix gives him that in a away. Even if I do think Adrian is in some way connected with Helix (as he was the one driving Felicity to it) Oliver and Felicity don’t seem to be aware of that (they could but I don’t think they do). She’s going to find something bad about Helix, something that should give her pause but it won’t because, like Oliver, she’s willing to pay the price to take Adrian down.

Originally posted by welovevampires

Random thoughts

I’m ready for Oliver to fight and beat Adrian. Both as Mayor and as Arrow. Resigning is not really a good place for anyone to stay, especially a hero so I’m happy Oliver is reacting and fighting.

Protecting the people he loves is so ingrained in Oliver I can understand he wants The Team far from the fight but… punching Diggle?

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

I’m think Adrian is going to be taken by surprise by Oliver’s move. I dare venture that after extracting Oliver’s confession Adrian thought Oliver would be on the brink of suicide. Guess what…

Originally posted by cuong205a

…the game isn’t over and your opponent is not in Checkmate anymore.

About Olicity the Synopsis mentions something on the lines of Felicity not agreeing with Oliver calling BRATVA. That part is missing from stills and promo and I’m thinking that it’s missing because of it’s goodness…

Originally posted by cybertronicvagrant

…it can be a fight, a discussion but as long as there’s emotions, sparks flying and personal space invasion, I’m good.

You know how much I dislike having Susan face on my dash and I seriously consider *redacting* those stills but then I saw her face and she doesn’t look happy, opposite Oliver that is all so attentive but not really giving a damn… I think the moment as finally come

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

I don’t think this episode is going to be a happy Arrow episode (when did we ever had one?!?) it will be dark. Not as dark as last week but dark. 

Oliver is not okay (how could he) and it shows. It looks like he’s not listening to his friends and he’s going to tackle things without a pause to consider Diggle and Felicity objections. That’s not Oliver, That’s not the Oliver we know. He’s being driven by a need for revenge and willing to pay the price no matter how high… that can never end well.

Felicity is not okay (how could she) and it shows. The wedge between Oliver and Felicity is increasing as she also get’s to be driven by the need for revenge, taking a different path the purpose is the same as Oliver, she’s willing to pay the price I’m guessing a price higher than she ever expected,… that can never end well.

But I do think we will have an Olicity moment. A small bit of light shining on the dark… it’s enough for me, after pitch night even the light of a small candle feels like the Sun.

Originally posted by v-lucas

Why do I think we will have an Olicity moment? Because last episode was so unbalanced, last episode was pure Dark, pure Oliver; the writers need to get back on balanced ground with all their storylines moving forward. And Olicity is a key storyline.

I’m excited for the episode. I can only see things progressing and Oliver will grow and be different and Felicity will go down her path and also be different. And that’s why I love them, they evolve, they develop… 

Originally posted by andreafornaro


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remember when everyone just sort of… forgot abt merle
remember when a lot of ppl hated merle
remember when merle was just there to fill a space in the party
remember when the only posts u ever saw abt merle were either criticizing him or complaining abt him or just vaguely mentioning him
remember when no one gave a shit abt my actual fucking dad, merle hightower highchurch, the man who called The Hunger a sanctimonious bastard to his fucking face and now my whole dash is nothing but memes abt how cool he is like
thank you, based dm griffin, for finally letting him show his stuff
and thank you clint mcelroy for making my perfectly imperfect fantasy dad

anonymous asked:

I find it so funny when Seto calls Yugi and his friends "the nerd squad, geeks, dweebs", because even though he says things like that and seems very cold and careless towards them, I think he cares deep inside about them and has grown a little soft on them, if not more.

Kaiba, the guy who turned an military artillery company into one that advanced holographic technology for the sole purpose of making a card game look cool. Kaiba, the guy who most likely spend large portions of his fortune both to obtain trading cards and run multiple tournaments in order to fulfill his fantasy at specifically beating one of those very nerds at a card game in front of an audience (real or holographic). Kaiba, the guy who worked for months to create the technology to challenge a dead dude to a card game in the afterlife. Kaiba calling anyone a nerd. Pot, say hello to Kettle.

ANYWAY. Yep, Kaiba does seem to soften up a bit towards Yugi and his friends, but in general, he has a hard time with any kind of intimacy (not specifically romantic, but just in every sense of the term). Just looking back on Gozaburo’s treatment of Kaiba, it’s not too hard to imagine why. Even Gozaburo’s death in the manga had a hand in thoroughly fucking with Kaiba.

So unfortunately, that doesn’t leave Kaiba in a good mindset for making friends. Mokuba had similar relationship development problems and it’s only until after Yami Yugi saves Mokuba does he start to trust others.

Apologies, this was probably suppose to be a more lighthearted response…

But I do think Yugi and his friends had a positive impact on him overall, even if his development seems a little stoic and his personality mostly cold at first glance. At the end of his time in the manga (Battle City), Kaiba’s able to watch over the destruction of Alcatraz and let go of his anger, leaving to work with his brother to develop an amusement park for kids all over the world (it’s quite a cute dream for Kaiba of all people to have). In the anime, we see Kaiba team up with Yugi and his friends multiple times. He has a long way to go, but it’s a nice couple steps in the right direction.

There’s also DSOD to talk about, but that’s a whole other post…..

Foolin’

Pairing: Dean x reader

Genre: ANGST  

A/N: This is for Bev’s ( @chaos-and-the-calm67 ) Milestone Challenge, which I am so glad I saw pop up on my dash! I hope you really like! And ‘Foolin’ by Def Leppard is one of my favorite songs ever! 

Word Count: 1,704

Warnings: lonely!dean, language, ANGST,  and a dash of intense making out, slight subtextish and mention. Dean being a a-s-s 

Tagging:  @sis-tafics @mysteriouslyme81 @winchesters-favorite-girl@daughters-and-winsisters @spnsisimagines @winchester-writes @thing-you-do-with-that-thing @sincerelysaraahh @ilostmyshoe-79@abaddonwithyall@winchesterwhisper @waywardsons-imagines@winchester-writes@winchesterfics @winchesterenthusiast@winchester-clique @soaringeag1e@spnfeelstrain @msimpala67@ivvitm1109 @mkay-chan@the-mrs-deanwinchester  @one-shots-supernatural@mysupernaturalfics@supernatural-jackles@bringmesomepie56@youwerelikeadream@mysteriouslyme81@zombi3gyrl07@beatlesobsessionlove @wanderer-08@madelineannmolder@feelmyroarrrr@girl-next-door-writes @oh-goodness-loki @chantillilace@mysupernaturalfics @castiels-sweet-little-grace@supernotnaturalcas@atc74 @mommaton@ilostmyshoe-79 @my–heroine@curliesallovertheplace@blacktithe7@pureawesomeness001 @little-red-83@deansbaekaz2y5@ellen-reincarnated1967 @chaos-and-the-calm67@tardis-full-of-fallen-angels@therewillbeblood @meeshw777


He closed the door shut and leaned back against it as if it wouldn’t stay shut without the weight of his body. He felt like he had half the world chasing after him. An exaggeration, yes, but when you started adding up people like…

You, at one time. 

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i just saw someone on my dash get some asks abt an anon doing a “reality test” and i just wanna say, i dont mind doing anything like that at all, k? id be more than happy to confirm things like that for anyone. we also experience dissociation and the occasional hallucination, and we know how bad it can get.

in fact, my messages are open in case anyone wants to send me a picture to check for hallucinations or things like that

anonymous asked:

WHAT IS ALL THE NEW SKAM INFORMATION I just saw it's trending number one and !!! I'm confused and I need to know !!

ahhh my amazing anon i knowwww!! i was just a girl having her dog’s birthday when i decided to check my dash, just a quick little look, and my dash was a huge screaming mess and i was confused and shook and excited??? apparently a new facebook profile was created for the character yousef (whose name was mentioned in the very first clip of s3!!) and there are pictures of even and mikael on it. so it seems like even’s closest friends in bakka were muslims and it’s all starting to make so much sense! the pictures in his room, the mentions of the quran, everything is connected! also mikael and yousef seem to really like touching each other in their pics?? the profile is private now but it does seem legit. these are exciting times i’m going to faint!!!

(I’m probably gonna get murdered for posting this)

(I’m going into this very uncertain of myself, I’ve tried to do my research on this issue, but I cannot guarentee that I am completely up to date. If I’m not, lo siento, ignore this post)

Let’s talk about what’s on everyone’s minds (and dashes): Rick’s answer to the Reyna gf question.

So, as August 18th is Percy Jackson’s birthday, Rick was answering some questions about the series on twitter. One person asked when Reyna was going to get a girlfriend, to which Rick responded by writing out the response in the picture.
The most important thing (I feel) is that he starts by saying that this is HIS interpretation of Reyna and that he welcomes and respects opposing interpretations.
Next, he says that she doesn’t need someone else, that she can be her best self by herself.
After that, he says that a reason he doesn’t see her as a lesbian is because she has shown romantic interest in two guys. This is where a lot of people (understandably) get a little upset. The way they are interpreting his words pretty much says “You can’t be a lesbian if you’ve ever liked a guy” which would then invalidate any lesbian who HAS liked a guy in the past (because not everyone realizes their sexuality before they reach the age at which they start getting crushes (something Rick mentions later)). Another thing (or an extension of the same thing, if that’s how you wanna look at it) that’s getting people upset is that he said having her realize she was a lesbian would feed into the negative stereotype that a lesbian is a girl who couldn’t find the right guy. Pretty much, people think that’s BS.
And the last thing that’s making people mad (from what I can tell, sorry if I missed stuff, I really am trying to get the facts down) is that he mentions Emmie and Jo, a lesbian couple from “The Dark Prophecy”. From what I understand, they’re upset because their characters are so small and are the only lesbian representation we’ve gotten so far.

Okay, so let’s put this in a cleaner format.

Reasons people are angry about this:
- “Reyna has been romantically interested in Jason and Percy” invalidates lesbians that have had crushes on men.
- “Reyna realizing she’s a lesbian would feed into the negative stereotype that lesbians are girls who haven’t found the right guy” is BS
- Emmie and Jo’s relationship is our only lesbian representation & it’s tiny

These are all reasonable grievances
(And I probably should have said this before, but I’m totally in the boat that Reyna is definitely 100% a lesbian)
I just so happen to think that people maaaybe shouldn’t be so up in arms over the situation.

Why, you ask? If not… Eh, I’m saying it anyway, it’s free to scroll past this post.

So, like I mentioned before, Rick started this answer by saying that this is all how he sees Reyna and that he welcomes and respects opposing opinions. One of the biggest complaints that I saw on my dash today was “Well he could’ve just said we can interpret her our own way”
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…He did

Idk if people missed it while reading or what, but pretty much his response was formatted as

“This is how I see her, feel however you want about her, that’s more than cool with me.
Here’s why I don’t think that.
But again, feel however you want, I completely respect that”

Aside from that, the other problems can be addressed as miscommunication. If we look at Rick’s track record, he has been an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, he won a Stonewall award, he would never actively seek to invalidate someone because of their sexuality. Rick Riordan is by no means a hateful man. Do I think there needs to be more lesbian representation in his books? Yes. Do I think this is because he doesn’t respect lesbians or the LGBTQ+ community? Absolutely not.

OVERALL, MY OPINION IS THAT THE ANGRY PEOPLE ARE VALID BUT ALSO I DON’T THINK THAT RICK MEANT THE HARM THAT HAPPENED AND WHY CAN’T EVERYONE JUST BE HAPPY AND DRINK COCOA TOGETHER UNDER A BLANKET

(Also, sorry that this is a mess, I wrote it at 5 in the morning while running on no sleep. I just get angry when shit gets turbulent in the PJO fandom)

MOM HOLY FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!Please excuse the fact that the thing above looks like it was made in 2 minutes (because it was) I’m still pretty flustered about this all jfdks

Anyway, lordy jesus, its been nearly two years since this blog has been up??? Time flies. I can remember when I first decided to dive headfirst into the Indie scene with this blog and with Riku as a character in general. NGL I was legit a nervous wreck, because I’ve always just been apart of fandoms specifically and I didn’t???? Know what to do lol. But slowly, I branched out. Gained lots of amazing friends, lost some, saw some amazing characters that still hold themselves near and dear to my heart. I as well as Ri have experienced many things, many feelings, and none of which is regretted. 

I hope you continue to follow my progression with this nerd child and make you totes not regret having her on your dash jkds;

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I haven’t seen any talk at all on my dash about the latest SU ep, Rocknaldo, which is unusual. I’ve just seen a few people mentioning in tags that they didn’t like it. I actually kind of did though. It was a little painful to watch at first, mainly over secondhand embarrassment, but I I liked what the overall thrust of the episode was. 

I felt like this episode put an appreciable spin on a trope that has always frustrated me. I remember growing up I saw a lot of shows that would feature an episode where:

  1. An incompetent/clumsy/unaware/unhelpful character would decide, for whatever reason, that they wanted to help the main character
  2. The main character, wanting to be nice/supportive, would give them a chance 
  3. The character would then promptly and repeatedly screw everything up, ruining plans, messing up things the main character worked hard on, breaking stuff, humiliating the main character, and general things like that 
  4. The main character would eventually snap and yell at them
  5. The character would get super sad and everyone else would get mad at the main character for being so mean when the other person was just trying to help 
  6. The main character would apologize for being a jerk and that would be the end (because apparently doing bad things doesn’t matter if you’re not trying to hurt people) 

Rocknaldo was different. It started the same, but the ending was different. We had Steven being happy that Ronaldo wanted to get involved and help the Crystal Gems. But as we saw, Ronaldo quickly got passive aggressive and mopey and started guilting Steven as soon as things stopped being about him. And then Steven snapped at him, like how these kinds of episodes always go. But instead of that being treated as the sole issue, Steven came back and asserted that even though he shouldn’t have snapped at him, Ronaldo was still being a jerk and that he had a right to stand up for himself and tell Ronaldo to knock it off. 

In Ronaldo’s case, it wasn’t so much that he tried to help and messed things up in the process, but rather he was only even interested in “helping” in the first place because of his own fantasies/expectations about how awesome it would be for him to be a Crystal Gem. And he put down a kid years younger than him for not giving him everything he wanted, and Steven stood up for himself and called him out on it. I liked that both Steven and the narrative of the episode argued, “Yes, we are trying to teach and practice love and acceptance–but being loving and accepting doesn’t mean that people need to love and accept others hurting and disrespecting them.” Like, that’s a relevant subject given that we live in a world were there are people who go around arguing that being “tolerant” and “accepting” means tolerating and respecting other people’s bigotry and prejudice (it doesn’t). 

I understand if people didn’t enjoy the episode. It was hardly one of their best and it was certainly uncomfortable at times. (Also CN probably shouldn’t have put out that fake new gem promo which gave some people false hopes.) But there were still parts that made me laugh and overall I appreciated the message the episode was trying to send 

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The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

The struggle to get into a top-tier college consumes sixteen-year-old Genie Lo’s every waking thought. But when her sleepy Bay Area town comes under siege from hell-spawn straight out of Chinese folklore, her priorities are suddenly and forcefully rearranged.

Her only guide to the demonic chaos breaking out around her is Quentin Sun, a beguiling, maddening new transfer student from overseas. Quentin assures Genie she is strong enough to fight these monsters, for she unknowingly harbors an inner power that can level the very gates of Heaven.

Genie will have to dig deep within herself to summon the otherworldly strength that Quentin keeps talking about. But as she does, she finds the secret of her true nature is entwined with his, in a way she could never have imagined… [Image and summary via Goodreads]

Review: Way back in 2016 (feels like a millenia ago, huh?), this tweet by Zen Cho about a new book came across my dash. And because I’m easily persuadable, I was immediately on board. The bit about the heroine becoming powerful enough to “break through the gates of Heaven with her fists” was my jam. Imagine how psyched I was when, over a year later, the book came out and I saw mentions of the monkey king. Sun Wukong in YA lit? Hell yes. Get me some toast, because this was even more my jam. I know I say this a lot, but this book did not disappoint.

The heroine Genie Lo is a super motivated elite SF prep student with her eyes on nothing but the prize – Ivy League glory and a better life. When new kid on the block Quentin Sun shows up and tell her that she’s really someone straight out of Chinese mythology, she has to step up to bat to defend the people she loves against a host of monsters. Genie’s character – cynical, motivated, yet unwaveringly protective of her friends and family – is what drives the story and kept me reading through the night. And it was awesome to see how she clashed and then worked with Quentin.

Basically, this is a must-read for everyone. But if you’re Chinese American (or, like me, Taiwanese American), this is a next level absolutely-no-excuses-must-read. There were so many moments that I knew all too well — like the relief of seeing your mom get to have a meaningful conversation with someone else in Chinese and be happy. Not only that, I’m from the Bay Area and attended a super competitive, majority (86%!) Asian school growing up. What Genie was going through was a hauntingly familiar creature.

Now I’m just rambling. Look, just put The Epic Crush of Genie Lo on your reading list. You’ll love it, I promise you. And if there’s going to be a sequel, someone tell me ASAP.

Recommendation: Buy it now!

anonymous asked:

Yes I saw everyone freaking out about the fact he's wearing Magnus' bracelet and ring indeed and that's great, it is lovely, but weirdly no one in my dash mentionned that the ring was on his LEFT RING FINGER. Or doesn't it matter at all because Alec is a shadowhunter? Still I thought it was pretty adorable that Matt chose to put it there on all fingers.

i actually saw people mentioning the left ring finger so maybe that’s why i’m not as shocked as you are

but yes, you are absolutely right. it’s absolutely amazing that matt chose this finger to put magnus’ ring. perhaps it was by accident… although i kinda doubt it, that man is the captain of malec ship

i don’t think shadowhunters wear any rings when they’re married, they have runes for that. but it’s definitely a different situation with alec and magnus because magnus can’t wear any runes (i do have a great prompt from @bane-of-brooklyn about this tho and if you stick around, i will write this in the near future)

i just love how much matt and harry think about this relationship and what they can do to give justice to this ship and to make them even more real and meaningful

You eat yet?

Originally posted by bilosan

Pairing : Dean x Plussize!Reader.
Word count : 1,047
Author : Mel
Warnings : Nothing really. mentions of sex, feederism, but none written.

Part 1 of Dinner with Dean.

A/N : I tend to fall for those guys. The ones who want to fuck a fat chick but nothing more, and they look good and treat you good in the moment, so you over look it.. So when I get something meaningful, I get scared that’s all they want. I’m glad that’s not a worry anymore. - I felt a need to write it after seeing a few posts on my dash about feeder Dean. I obviously follow the right kinda people.



The first time you saw him was in a bar. Where else would you ever meet a guy like him. He was stunning. You couldn’t help but eye him as he laughed with the man across from him. And when his eyes met yours from across the room, your whole body got warm and tingly. You blushed and quickly turned away downing your beer and signalling for another. “Oh, and a shot of Jack.” You added with a sigh.

When your eyes met his again, about an hour later, he had women fawning over him. They both did, and you couldn’t blame the other women. They were probably the best looking men in the place. Your eyes flittered away again as you looked around for someone else. Someone who might actually be interested in you. These two obviously enjoyed the attention from the more conventional beauties. You weren’t ugly, by any means. But you weren’t thin in the least. You had curves, and rolls, and some guys just weren’t that into it.

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300+ followers to celebrate! I never have been one to care for keeping track but there are just too many of you that I appreciate for any of you to go unnoticed. I thank you all so much for sticking with me and my muse for Tamaki as we venture through Tumblr together. Now let us celebrate with a few notable shoutouts to my baes! 

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Personal HQ!! Confession

Okay I don’t care if not a lot of people see this or they just scroll past it. But two years ago today on April 25, 2015, I stumbled upon this volleyball anime with a fandom who changed my views on a lot of things.

Haikyuu is now an important part of my life. I can’t imagine life without it. Although there is no doubt that the HQ!! fandom truly changed my life two years ago.

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