i still have all these from when i was a kid

"Oh my god stop exaggerating the election is over move on"

I’m not exaggerating when I say I sat on the phone with my friends as they cried talking about how they don’t know how they’ll tell their kids they’re probably going to be deported.

I’m not exaggerating when I say I saw my friends tell their husbands and wives they’ll still be married even if this new presidency voids their marriage license.

I’m not exaggerating when I quote the excitement from men who celebrated the fact that if their president can sexually assault women so can they.

I’m not exaggerating when I have a fear for all those in the lgbtq community because I know exactly what happens in conversion therapy that this campaign supports and will most likely try to introduce into this country.

I’m not exaggerating when it’s only noon and the increase in hate speech against minorities, people of color, of different religious and ethnic backgrounds has occurred because despite their legal citizenship they still look different and therefore, “don’t belong here.”

I’m not exaggerating when I see women who lost babies knowing that it may soon be a law that it’s her fault and she should be punished let alone the rest of women who may no longer have a say to what they do with their own bodies.

I’m not exaggerating when the suicide prevention hotlines are busy, the immigration websites crashed, when there are riots in the streets because this is the first modern time when people are genuinely afraid to be alive due to the person elected to lead them.

But sure calls us hypocrites, shake your head at our “exaggerations”, and please for the love of God delete me from social media and your life because if you’re okay with this new outlook I’m afraid of you.

i wonder if one day when Jack is just lounging about in the Haus on his Kindle, reading an article on WWI history, and Bitty is in the kitchen heating up leftovers, Holster and Ransom will walk in from class and see this and chirp “Dude, domestic much. Do you guys have your future kids’ names picked out too? lol” 

Bitty’s face will redden and he’ll roll his eyes, ready to retort that he’s barely even being domestic by microwaving last night’s dinner, but Jack won’t even look up as he says absently, still half-focused on his article, “Yeah. Charlotte if it’s a girl and Jaime if it’s a boy. Maybe Richard, too, but I have to ask Bits about that.”

Holster, Ransom, and Bitty will kind of just stand there, slack-jawed, until Jack looks up and he’s like, “Why is everyone looking at me what did I say.”  

You know what gets me everytime?

when Allura is giving away the bayards..

and everyone get their own special weapon

and look so cool

and excited

and happy

and then comes Shiro’s turn…

And you knoooooooo he was watching them all get all the weapons and getting all excited himself like “oooh I wonder what my bayard is gonna turn into! the black one must be a very special one! cuz i dun see it here.. Allura is probably saving the best for last!”

and hes standing there like “I’m so ready! give it to me! sooo ready! gimme!

and Allura’s just

Shiro, I’m afraid your bayard was lost with its paladin.

and his face just goes:

and then he like smiles and all “I guess i’ll just have to make do..

LIKE NOOOOOO GIVE SHIRO A DAMN BAYARD!! YOU KNOOOO HE WANTED HIS OWN BAYARD SO BAD AND YOU JUST WENT AND BROKE HIS HEART LIKE THAT!!! LIKE “YOU GET ONE, AND YOU GET ONE, AND EVERYONE GET ONE, BUT NONE FOR YOU SHIRO, SORRY!” ALLURA COULDNT LIKE TELL HIM BEFORE THAT HIS BAYARD WAS MISSING?? WHAT IS THIS NONSENSE?? MOST HEARTBREAKING MOMENT IN SEASON 1 RIGHT HERE. SHIRO BETTER GET THAT BAYARD IN SEASON 2 I SWEAR. JUST LOOK AT THAT HEARTBROKEN FACE! HE WANTED ONE SO BAD!

So, I just wrote that big thing on ‘progressive’ white America’s modern view of the chattel slavery of African Americans, and I have deiced, on behalf of all white people, we need to stop lying to each other. Teachers, tour guides, even just random people, when they get asked “Was Master X nice to his slaves” or “But most slaves were treated well, right?” Need to uniformly answer “No.” 

No owner ever treated a slave well. Not George Washington, Not Thomas Jefferson, not your potential ancestors, not the nice family you heard about on vacation last year. To own another human being is to not treat them well.

We have to stop lying to kids (and each other) and saying that there is a humane way to strip another human being of there right to self, to take a person and create a marketable commodity . 

White Americans still benefit from the legacy of slavery, and Black American’s still suffer from it. We need to stop teaching it as an ancient quirk that left few scars because everyone was more or less happy. 

It wasn’t symbiotic, it was parasitic, and we need to stop saying otherwise. 

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I’ve been wanting to draw, but haven’t been able to draw any of the other R!kids (or robots lel), so i decided to do this R!human Mondatta??? Insofar as there’d be a reverse!Mondatta at all haha

He and Zenyatta have a weirdly strong family resemblance (despite not being biological brothers). He’s very down to earth while retaining the same natural charisma as Zenyatta, but if Zenyatta’s charm is like refined sugar then Mondatta’s is like just-cut sugar cane.

Then pair are almost never in each other’s vicinity, but when they are, Zenyatta starts to feel distinctly forged beside his brother’s authenticity (though they used to be more complementary when they were younger). Mondatta still cares a lot about his little bro and is a perennial worry wart when it comes to him. Tends to flip between this and incessant teasing whenever they come in contact (or the doubly irritating tease-worry combo).

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When I was a kid, I thought Zootopia was this perfect place, where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, real life is a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy.  We all have limitations, we all make mistakes, which means - hey, glass half full! - we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what type of animal you are; from the biggest elephant, to our first fox, I implore you - try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you. It starts with me. It starts with all of us.

I’ve been thinking lately… Hayden Christensen doesn’t do a lot of interviews.  But when he does, I don’t see him talking about how he hates Star Wars or how he auditioned for the role of a lifetime and everyone started spewing hate from every platform imaginable, or how he had to come back and finish the trilogy while the entire planet hated his guts and said so to his face.
What I do hear him talking about? How much he loves talking to little kids about Star Wars.  How happy he is to have been a part of it.  How hard he worked, how much fun he had, how much he learned.  While fans are still vomiting hate over a decade later, he seems pretty happy to live quietly on his farm and not retaliate.  If he has any secret desires to Force Choke the fans or the media, he’s been pretty good about letting that go.
Guys, Hayden Christensen is a better Jedi than all of us put together.

i keep thinking about that “end of the line” thing and where it came from, like. 

what if when they were kids, it was the first time bucky saw steve really sick. and he was worried bc steve was coughing a lot and steve’s ma went and got the preacher and bucky knows what that means he’s almost ten after all. so what if one day he’s just sitting with steve and keeps checkin on him to make sure he’s still breathing and he’s like, “you’re my best friend” and it’s not really a question but steve nods anyway cause he’s tired and he’s usin his mouth to breathe bc his nose is too stuffy. and small bucky just climbs on to bed next to him and he’s like, “are you scared?” and steve nods again bc yeah of course he knows what getting the preacher means too. and bucky just takes his hand and says with all the fierceness his 8yo self can muster, “well, you don’t have to be bc i’m with you to the end of the line, pal.” and steve’s just like “even in heaven?” and bucky’s like “of course in heaven. the good lord himself’s gonna have to kick me out.” and that’s good enough and they go to sleep and steve’s fever breaks the next day

Why Yuri on Ice is life changing to me and my Kid

Now I have talked about the many reasons I love Yuri on Ice from how much I like Victor to how true Yuri’s anxiety is portrayed to how wonderful Victor and Yuri’s relationship is. All of that is still true and really important but in my house that’s all a little overshadowed by the most important thing about the show.

How it portrays gender.

All three of the main characters are shown as having a certain fluidity about their genders. Young Victor with his long hair:

Wearing a costume that was deliberately designed to represent both genders at once. When he announced that it was fondly, Victor was clearly very comfortable with being ambiguous with his gender. 

Then when Yuri heard that he felt a deep connection with that outfit and chose it for his own program. Leading Yuri into learning to move in feminine ways as it was “closer to how he felt”

Even later when Victor tells him he no longer needs to envision pork cutlets or women, that he can skate Eros as himself, Yuri still brings a feminine aspect to the program.

At no point is this blurring of gender lines mocked by anyone involved nor is it played for laughs. 

Yurio has it as well when Lilia meets him and sets a goal for him:

Mila is surprised when Lilia says she’ll turn Yurio into a Prima Ballerina but no one else is and Yurio, angry salty Yurio, is completely comfortable with that. Despite his violence and general angry attitude he embraces moving gracefully and with beauty in a feminine way. He’s totally fine with it except for when JJ says “Lady’s first” because that is the only time his femininity is mocked in anyway.

And here’s the thing, we’re supposed to hate on JJ for that, because he makes a joke about it he’s the antagonist for Yurio and we’re supposed to dislike him in that moment.

As a genderfluid person with a bigender child this show was incredibly important for how it showed the blurring of gender lines. None of the characters were obliquely labeled as non-binary but it wasn’t hard for my kid to see themself in the main characters. It’s part of the reason why they love it so much because they do see the main three as non-binary.  The fact that they decided they wanted to start the process of coming out at school after we started watching Yuri on Ice together may be a coincidence and it may not but I know it has meant the world to them to see characters they love acting in a way that comes across as non-binary and it not being played for laughs.

In fact it’s shown as a strength, Yurio finding a beauty that is all his own past the prima ballerina into a beauty and, I would argue, still partly feminine grace that is all his own won him gold. 

Yuri uses his beauty and strength that I would argue blurs gender just as much to win Silver and of course Victor, 5 time world Champion, was never afraid to move with grace and beauty that again touched on the feminine side. His “Stay Close to Me” program was to my eyes a blend of masculine and feminine as well.

It made my genderfluid heart glad that these characters were able to blur those lines between male and female and find a beauty and strength that was unique to them and distinctly different from each other as well. 

I know it is extremely important to my child as well.

This is why among all the other reasons I love Yuri on Ice this is closest to my heart, because I can see the joy in my kid’s eyes as they see characters who they feel understand being non-binary, who they feel would understand them.

I want to be with you forever. I want to take our time with everything. From moving in together to marriage and having kids. I want to see the look on your face on our wedding day. I can’t wait to see how you would be with our kids. And how you’d look when the grey starts to set in. When we’ve been through it all and we’re still standing together. Even when we’re both old and know our time is limited; I want you to be the one holding my hand. I want it all.
—  Chapters from my life

anonymous asked:

I mean solo Harry will probably bury dad Liam, but at the same time let Louis have a moment for himself please

but like….if this is really liam’s kid, or even just from the world’s perspective that it is his kid, burying it with his super anticipated solo news isn’t a good or nice thing for harry to do either? and no, i don’t think this is harry wanting to fuck over his bandmates AT ALL, just like i don’t think it was liam’s decision to drop this news tonight, but i just don’t get any of this and why this stuff is happening. i don’t understand why there still seems to be this push to divide the fandom. like what the fuck is the deal behind the scenes that this is still happening? it’s so absurd. it’s one thing when the boys are coordinating appearances to avoid overlapping, and it’s another when they seem to coordinate stuff INTENDING for it to overlap. like when another man magazine and niall’s song dropped on the same day. i get that the fandom is super engaged on days like this, but it also pisses people off and it forces people to choose what they want to focus on, which splits up the fandom and causes nastiness between the different groups of fans. and it’s so so so so frustrating because it shouldn’t be this way and i don’t understand why they still make it this way. i’m exhausted.

Ok so I have been wanting to just stay away from all the drama that is revolving around the ships in Yuri on Ice and just enjoy my goddamn ice skating babies but I’m really starting to get annoyed. I do not understand how people are calling OtaYuri an “inappropriate” and calling the people who ship it pedophiles just because Otabek turned 18 A LITTLE OVER A MONTH AGO. All the antis are saying that because Otabek is no longer considered a child (by American standards. I mean the dude could vote, see a rated R movie alone and buy tobacco in the US and that’s it.) the ship falls under pedophilia. But here’s the thing when I was 15 I was a dumbass kid who didn’t know shit and when I was 18 I was still a dumbass kid who didn’t know shit! (Was gonna say I was taller but I think I stopped growing around 14 😅) I was literally the same person my entire time in high school and my brain was on the same maturity level all the way up until college (now I’m just 22 and salty because I can’t enjoy a damn anime and fandom the way I used to when I was in high school). There is literally 2 and a half years between the two! By American school systems that would be a sophomore and a senior dating, which in the school I went to was a pretty normal thing! And the fact that people automatically assume that sex is gonna happen just because the two are in a relationship is by far the dumbest assumption I have ever heard.
TL;DR: OtaYuri is a perfectly fine ship. And if people, like myself, want to ship the two because of the wonderful chemistry they had in one short (but amazing) episode, they shouldn’t have to listen to all this bullshit. There is literally nothing wrong with this ship or LeoJi for that matter! However there is something wrong with people intentionally making others feel like shit for realizing the chemistry and wanting to see more of it. I think what I don’t understand the most is that I have literally NEVER seen any kind of drama like this in Haikyuu fandom when LevYaku, BokuAka, KuroTsukki, AND KyoYachi all have an almost identical age gap within the pairing as OtaYuri and a larger one than the gap between LeoJi…

It was still early enough out that it was barely light outside. Bitty cracked an eye open, groggily trying to figure out what had woken him up. He realized, after a short moment, that Jack had come back into the room. He rolled over to dimly see Jack’s dark figure moving around. After shedding his jacket and pants, Jack slid back under the covers. Bitty instinctively wiggled closer to him, but yelped when Jack put his cold feet on his bare legs.

“Jack!” he admonished.

“Sorry,” Jack said amusedly.

Bitty huffed and he rolled back over, but it didn’t take long for Jack’s cold fingers to slide across the bare skin of his stomach from where his t-shirt had ridden up. He pointedly ignored it even though there was no chance he was going to be able to fall back asleep now. Soon, the light touches became ticklish as Jack targeted Bitty’s weak spots until Bitty gave up all pretenses.

“Stop,” he laughed between gasps.

Jack stopped, though his smirk still had a mischievous edge. His hands had stilled for now, but they were still resting dangerously at Bitty’s sides. Bitty distracted him by running his hands through Jack’s hair. He dropped his head on Bitty’s chest.

“Where were you this morning,” Bitty asked quietly.

“Last minute errand,” Jack said vaguely.

They were both quiet for a while, mostly because Jack’s wandering hands had started to drift downwards and was now dipping teasingly just belong the waist band of Bitty’s pajama pants.

It didn’t lost long, however, because quiet, telltale footsteps came thumping down the hall. The door opened slowly, and then the quiet, “Daddy? Papa?”

Bitty considered pretending he was still asleep, but Jack sighed. “Yes, sweetie?”

Annie ran across the room and climbed up on their bed with some assistance from Jack. Once she was comfortable nestled between them, she looked at both of them with wide eyes. “Santa came,” she whispered conspiratorially.

“Did he? How do you know?” Jack asked.

“I heard him. He came and he brought presents!”

Bitty glanced briefly at Jack. “Did you see him?”

She shook her head. “Nuh uh. I had to pretend I was asleep.”

Jack laughed and kissed her cheek. “Okay, Monkey. Why don’t you run downstairs and see what he brought?”

With a shout of glee, Annie launched herself out bed and ran as fast as her feet could take her.

Bitty eyed Jack. “Santa’s cutting it pretty close with his early morning visit,” he said sardonically.

Jack grinned and gave an easy shrug. “Santa had to pick up a limited edition dream doll house this morning.”

“I thought those were sold out.”

“Santa found a guy.”

“You’re going to spoil her, Jack.”

“Not as much as I’m going to spoil you.”

It was Bitty’s turn to laugh as he leaned in to kiss his husband. “So, did Santa bring me anything?” he asked suggestively.

“Yes,” Jack promised. “But it’s something for later,” he added with a wink.

My writing

hey, remember when lars:
  • obviously had social anxiety issues and desperately wanted the cool kids to accept him and to fit in
  • didn’t exactly get along on the best of terms with steven, but still wasn’t a complete asshole to him (was visibly apologetic when he made steven angry for insulting his mom, smiled and returned the chest high-five steven gave him)
  • was, as a kid in the flashback in horror club, shown as kind towards ronaldo and accidentally, not on purpose, tore his picture apart due to his major self-esteem issues
  • actually attempted to credit steven for saving the cool kids from rose’s moss despite the fact that he could have taken all the credit due to his desire to be accepted and thought of highly by the cool kids
  • was shown having hidden talents, such as cooking
  • got genuinely concerned over spilling coffee on garnet in the episode future vision and asked if she was okay

had a jerkish, standoffish personality but obviously had many self-esteem related issues underneath it all that could have potentially been fleshed out and allow him to grow to become a wiser, well-rounded character and realize that it’s okay to be yourself? i miss that lars

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Quick doodles of the Dreemurr family! Originally it was just Toriel and Asgore, but I was asked to draw Frisk, Chara, and Asriel too, so I sketched out something fast for them. If you’re wondering why they look a bit different, it’s because Toriel and Asgore were sketched in pen traditionally then colored in photoshop. The kids are all done in photoshop.

ANYWAY! As far as headcanon goes I’ma do how I did MLP: start small then build outward to bigger subjects (speaking of, MLP headcanons will still continue of course). Okay anyway, headcanons:

- It’s common for the males of their particular monster species (goat-lion monster) to have manes while, typically, the females don’t. I’ve made Toriel a special case: a maned female. Why? I thought she’d look cute with hair. >.> Asriel will have blond hair like his father when he grows his mane in.

-They’re more lion than goat, so their sounds range from purring growling to roaring. That said, they can still bleat, which is pretty common in cubs.

-All of their species have saber teeth that are prominent but not very long.

-Frisk and Chara’s preferred pronouns are Them/they: they are both non-binary.

-Because I was asked earlier about Asriel, here is the short version of an answer I want to go more in depth with: Yes, Asriel is alive and well in my headcanon. How  that happened is still in the works.

But yeah. That’s all for now, I think. Thanks so much for taking a look, you lovely peeps! C:

It’s been a week since the first time I watched “Take Back the Falls”, and there are still some things I’m just not over. For example:

-The way Mabel throws out her arms like a little kid who wants to be picked up when she sees Stan. (This is the moment I started to tear up. That’s right. I didn’t even make it twenty seconds in to this episode.):

-The look on Dipper’s face when he tells Stan about Ford’s capture.

-Ford’s split second of open panic when he realizes he’s in chains. (Seriously, the sound of Ford’s chains rattling over Bill’s song was just chilling.)

-Watching Stan pout all the way through the first half of the episode, but just feeling sorry for him because of where it’s coming from.

-Ford being tortured—actually on-screen, screaming, we see him fried to a crisp tortured, and not only does he not give in, he strikes this little “fight me” boxer pose.

-On top of that, the way Ford is willing to endure days if not weeks of torture at the hands of the being who manipulated and betrayed him, but the second Bill threatens the kids he breaks (and I flash back to that scene in AToTS when he looks so excited to learn he has a niece and nephew. Turns out he’s hiding a great big bleeding heart under that sweater and he loves those kids with every square inch of it and OH CRAP THIS WILL NOT END WELL).

-Stan taking the worst possible moment to throw a childish tantrum because Ford won’t thank him.

-Ford taking an even worse moment to make an equally childish and wholly pedantic remark on Stan’s grammar, thus underlining just how petty the grudge between them has become.

-This moment, because it seems to be the moment they both realize how stupid they’ve been:

-Bill locking Stan and Ford in a cage and it turning out to be his undoing, because once Stan and Ford actually talk to one another they begin to see each other for who they actually are, and they make up as though nothing ever happened.

-Stan.

-Ford deciding to throw himself, the world, and everything he’s spent thirty years working towards away just for his dumb family. 


-Stan deciding to take the burden from Ford’s shoulders and throwing himself away for the sake of the world and his family, even though he knows it’s something he won’t walk away from. 

-Ford’s face when he points the memory gun at Stan. (That…that hurt.)

-Did I mention Stan? Not any specific scene, just Stan in this episode in general, but right here in particular: 

-Mabel being told that Stan is gone and reacting just like every kid who’s lost someone for the first time and who doesn’t quite understand how that can happen. 

- “He saved me. You’re our hero, Stanley.” (No, that’s okay, Hirsch. It’s not like I was using my heart anyway.)

-Actually, every dang moment of this episode between the point when Dipper and Mabel try to distract Bill in order to give their uncles time to get away and the scene with Mabel’s scrapbook was just mesmerizing. It’s incredible. I love every single frame. That was the best sequence of the whole show, bar none.

-The eucatastrophe:

-The fact this this show had a eucatastrophe.

-This and everything it implies:

-And last, but not least, THIS:

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Back with more design for Reverse Gravity Falls~ But to avoid making confusion with the real Reverse one, may I have the permission to think of the new name for this AU ;; w ;;~ “Zero Gravity”

Here we have the Pines twins as the demons, and the Cipher twins as human, reverse all the stuff~ Except their personality still the same. And also the story line will be a bit different.

Bill and Will was born from a broken family so they’re not taught well, Bill is what people called a brat, naughty kid, while Will is more shy and maybe a good boy. They found out the Journal, and Bill decided to use the journal to revenge the cruel world in which he and his brother grown up.

Dipper and Mabel are good demons, or should I call them guardians, they protect the balance of the world from being destroyed by the weirdness. 

When the Pines twins found out the journal’s in Bill’s hand, and how bad it affect Bill, they try to take the journal back and stop Bill, maybe Will too, cause Will listen to his brother, although Will is a good kid, he’s affected by bad influences, that’s Bill.

That’s all I could think of ;; w ;;)~~ Hope you like the idea~

After doing so many “BS News” articles, I began getting praise from people telling me that Cracked was the “most credible” news source on the internet. This terrified me. Not just because social interaction exhausts my soul, but because I’m probably the least qualified person to get ALL your news from. Until Cracked, I was a dishwasher by trade. I have no background in journalism, and once punched my friend while sleepwalking. I went to film school, for crying out loud.

Not to compare myself to The Daily Show at all – but my horror was not unlike Jon Stewart’s when all the kids “got their news” from him. But despite his disapproval – we still held him up on that pedestal.

So why was Jon Stewart such a voice of reason in modern America? As he himself once described it on C-Span, the media bubble is a lot like 6-year-olds playing soccer: too busy crowding the ball to see the bigger picture. Meanwhile, political comedians had the luxury that newspapers once did – in that they could fully-digest the news and pinpoint the most important narrative. They aren’t smarter than CNN or NBC or Fox, but rather lack the exhaustion of covering every goddamn thing that happens all the time.

And that luxury-turned-superiority made them a more respected source, suddenly elevating these silly comedy shows to president-worthy pedigree.

5 Reasons Fake News Killed Facts In 2016