i thought i had already posted this!

maggiesmithismyspiritanimal  asked:

I need everyone's recommendations for things to watch while knitting. I thought I had a year to work on this king sized blanket and suddenly the intended recipients post a first look at the wedding invitations. I only have a foot and a half done. Help!

Without knowing anything about you or your project, I’m going recommend something that you don’t really need to look at to follow-like a game show or a program that you’ve already seen (and seen and seen).


Followers, do you have any ideas?

when i was like 14, i once wore contact lenses instead of glasses to school bc i had just learned how to put them on and i wanted to show them to my friends right, and this one guy goes and tells me “i thought girls were supposed to become beautiful when they stopped wearing glasses. something obviously went wrong with you” and that was??? so incredibly rude i wanted to cry but i just stood there not knowing what to say bc i honestly thought we were friends

but the girl sitting in front of him (who was also his crush, mind u) hears him and turns around with the most disgusted expression on her face, and calls him out on it like “omg i cant believe you said that have you even seen yourself in a mirror you have no right to tell her shit” and then she turns to me and says “dont listen to him, you look gorgeous with or without glasses” and she probably already forgot about that but i always remember it whenever i feel self-conscious about myself

so the moral of the story is: if u see someone being a jerk to someone else, dont laugh along and call them out on it. stick together and bring all the fuckboys down

I love how my posts about racism in the gay community has essentially become a fly catcher for every racist gay that can’t stand being told their “preferences” are just camouflaged racism because if you can say that no man of color is attractive, among the billions that exist, then congratulation, you’re a racist. Simply put, if race is a deal-breaker, you are a racist. That pisses people off though, which is why I still wake up to messages like these

Personally I find interesting the overwhelmingly hostile response from the bear community given that the “bear” subculture was actually created in opposition to the fact many men were tired of being excluded by the gay community because they didn’t fit the cookie cutter archetype of being tall, thin, and muscular. However, while bears apparently think that men can be beautiful no matter what their size, they don’t think they can be beautiful no matter what their skin color is. 

Let me break it down for you guys (1) sexual orientation isn’t the same as racially exclusionary preference, which I almost can’t believe I even have to say since it’s so obvious because one you’re born with and the other you pick up from being raised in a racist society that undermines non-european white beauty. (2) Yes, racism between men of color is also racist, an asian or latino saying he’d never date as black man is a racist, and vice versa. (3) I genuinely don’t understand why all of you get so angry and up in arms when you are confronted with a viewpoint different than your own, instead of trying to defend or excuse your racism as something benign, why don’t you take time to reflect on what is being shared with you so you can reflect on your own racism and maybe improve.

Also, please actually read this entire thing before any of you respond, if you should so feel the need, because you guys were making comments that I had already responded to in the last post. Oh and lets try not to escalate things, I’ve tried being as level headed and dispassionate about this response as I can because I frankly don’t feel like arguing, but I can also be a little bit cutthroat so consider that before calling me a cunt again.

@whats-up-monica @biggerschlonger @brokeshire @wolfpup22 @michaeldgiacobello

I had a heck of a time capturing this and maybe someone’s already posted a better version, but I thought this was a super interesting bit of dialogue re: asari and gender.

[[transcript since holo-Jien insisted on talking over them:
asari: Yes, the gender binary of other races is irrelevant to us.
angara: I’ve been using feminine pronouns this entire time. Should I-
asari: In my case it’s fine to continue. Thank you for asking, I appreciate it. Some asari prefer male pronouns, while others gravitate toward gender-neutral where language allows.
angara: My people have several pronouns to identify themselves with. Perhaps I should prepare a document.
asari: Please do.]]

My Jensen-Misha photo from jibcon8 this morning. I posted this already from the @fandomnatural account I was livetweeting from but thought I would stick it here too. As soon as I can scan a high res version I will do that too.

Background: All I said was, mostly speaking to Jensen, “Given the events of the finale, could you [JA] just give this guy [MC] a hug?” I added to clarify “Like you just got your best friend back.” I didn’t say anything about expressions or how to stand. I actually had been picturing more just a big ol’ happy smooshy hug w both of them smiling, but what they actually did blew me away. What was interesting was seeing them both silently settle on the pose & expression in almost slow motion, like they were both thinking about it. Jensen kept adjusting his face & head angle. That tragic sad frown appeared kinda like he clicked it on, and he then literally adjusted it twice, like “This frown? This one? No, this one,” and his head also started dropping down, and meanwhile Misha was like slowly tilting his head against Jensen’s (which I also had not asked for) and arranging his face into that incredibly touching mournful/resigned look. Misha kept looking at the camera but in Jensen’s final adjustment he dropped his eyes. (Good lord these guys are pros.)

So every nuance of expression & pose is from Jensen & Misha. I think this is Jensen’s real take on how Dean would look if he got to grab onto Cas again. (and I ended up with this weird certainty in my gut that Jensen had just given me a preview of S13)

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🌟THE GOLDEN THREAD TAROT🌟

I’ve only just been able to tear myself away from these beautiful cards in order to make this post. They arrived this morning and ever since, I’ve just been handling them and taking endless photos. I swear, it’s impossible to take a bad picture of this deck! 

Some thoughts and first impressions bellow the cut! 

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imagine, for a moment, if you will:

a soulmate!au set in the voltron universe with soulmate marks of some sort (first words, names, images, random signs, whatever you want). shiro has a mark, just like a large majority of the population…

but it’s on his right arm ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )

spaghetti-isnt-scary  asked:

(i cant stop thinking abt this so i thought you might have done this already lol) all might and inko eating at a restaurant and all might gets excited for a sec & buffs up but when he does that he hits the table and spills their drinks

[on twitter]

(he bought her another coffee b/c he felt bad, even tho she insisted it was fine)

Figure Skating Charms and a Wealth of Nuance

Haha…so…*guiltily posts this months later* I had this in my drafts 70% completed since episode 10 came out, but with episode 11 and 12 the fandom exploded on other issues, and I thought it was kind of irrelevant since the rings have so many layers of meaning already. But in PASH magazine’s March issue, Kubo-sensei actually brings this up. 

I ended up cleaning this post and after finding out that @sachiro​ was going to make a similar post, we decided to have “pair posts” to submit for victuuriweek. You can read their yoi meta here , which discusses and connects specific moments throughout the series to the points I’ll lay out in the second half of this post.

About Yuuri’s charm. Yuuri has a figure skating precedent for buying jewelry to act as a charm - it isn’t a blasé “lots of good stuff around here…yeah, rings can make good charms, right? idk, but I’m doing it anyway.” Here’s yet another layer.

Charms are a legitimate THING in figure skating.

You won’t read about this in figure skating intros or on Wikipedia, and you won’t hear commentators talk about it either (if it’s brought up, consider it a stroke of luck and immediately save that video/interview forever). Unless you follow skaters to the point of knowing about their personal lives, then this is one meaningful aspect of figure skating that is easy to miss.

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So... Solas and Zathrian

I’m replaying Origins because it’s been a while, and I got to the part with the Dalish, and I’ve been noticing the similarities between Solas and Zathrian. Yes, they are both bald elven mages who lived a long time. But no, go deeper than that.

Zathrian talks about the pain he carries, how he’s lived for so long that pain has become ingrained in him, and he’s not certain he’s even capable of letting it go anymore.

And there’s a conversation between Solas and Cole to similar effect:

  • Cole: You are quiet, Solas. I don’t hear your hurt as much. Your song is softer, subtler, not silent but still.
  • Solas: How small the pain of one man seems when weighed against the endless depths of memory, of feeling, of existence.

And that’s just really interesting to me, personally. And then I’m watching the cutscene between Zathrian and The Lady and I notice something else.

You know that scene in Inquisition where Solas leads you to Skyhold and he always has the same staff no matter what you have him equipped with?

And I’ve always thought that was strange. Why would the devs to that? Like, “We need him to have this staff in this scene. No, we’re not going to tell you why. Just do it.”

GUYS! IT’S ZATHRIANS FUCKING STAFF!

Why I LOVED the Fairy Tail Ending:

The fact that Mashima took the time to allude the very beginnings, middles, and the continuation of their relationship made perfect sense to me. He dragged her away, in the very same way he dragged her (literally) back to Fairy Tail THREE TIMES (now four), and told her they’d always be together. 

I’ve stated millions of times that the reason I love Fairy Tail, and all stories, is that everything is up to the reader’s interpretation unless explicitly noted. The statement “We’ll always be together” means different things each person, and I feel it suits their relationship. No matter what Natsu, Happy, and Lucy will always be together. To exclude Happy would be one of the worst things Mashima could do, he’s as a part of their family as Lucy is. 

I loved the ending of Fairy Tail because Nalu wasn’t overly forced. The ending wasn’t a cliche kiss or wedding (and I am the queen of loving cliches don’t get me wrong), but it was so NALU. To expect Natsu to suddenly be making out and having babies with Lucy would be completely out of character for him (and out of character for Lucy to be honest. She comes off experienced and totally all about it, but I see through her facade). Romance isn’t all about kisses, getting married, and having children. Sometimes it’s the little things, instead of the big things, that the author sprinkles throughout the series that make the ship what it is. We’ve all made lists about our favorite Nalu moments, and why we love them, and it’s very clear that those should still all be taken into account despite how upset many of you are about the ending. (I’m not going to share all of these moments because this post is already getting too long)

A house isn’t just four walls and one room. It’s got to have a firm foundation to build upon, otherwise it will ultimately fail and collapse. Despite how long this series has been going on, I feel that Mashima leaving this as an open ending was his way of setting the foundation for their future relationship. By this I mean this first series for Fairy Tail in general, and their series of moments throughout the series. 

My final thoughts on this: Mashima himself tweeted awhile ago that he still had various projects in the works for Fairy Tail after this main story ends. This would include the continuation of the anime in 2018 I would assume, and whatever else it includes is still up in the air. So while many questions may still seem unanswered right now, the fact that he left it as an open ending is actually to his benefit. It leaves him with more space to grow and continue the series if wishes to in the future. 

I will end this post with my way of saying a big THANK YOU!! to not only Hiro Mashima for providing a wonderful story, but to everyone who has included me so kindly in this fandom. I have appreciated every single one of you, and I will continue to contribute as much as I can to the fandom even though the series is technically over. Have an absolutely beautiful day <3

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Ok I’m trying to get this OC out of my system so I can get back to drawing the gems everyone knows and loves. It’s not my fault, she’s really cute! Well, maybe it IS my fault, considering I created her…

I’m really flattered how many people seem to like her! The last picture I posted has over 300 notes already. You guys are so sweet!

Anyway. Under the cut I babble about what life is like for Aquamarine’s Pearl.

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Drinking Games!
  • Christophe: Never have I ever fallen in love at first sight.
  • Victor: *To Yuuri* Your good looks are getting me drunk, I hope you appreciate that.

two days in and we’re already facing our first minor emergency, moving fees and stuff for the lease i thought had already been pushed through (the money showed it had been taken, maybe i was reading it wrong maybe the devil wants me to have a terrible post pride day) got…i guess finally pushed through this morning and i’m -$250, lol.

my shits been in order but i was also having issues with the bank which might be part of it too.

don’t feel obligated to do anything cos i feel like an ass but i don’t get paid until friday and it probably won’t even be that much and i can already see the late fees about to start racking up and i uh. if i don’t get out of this now i might not at all.

im sorry for asking, i keep asking things but this. moving like this has been really difficult and my job isn’t really good. im sorry.

paypal.me/dia333
cash.me/$missdia444

@bext-k I am tagging you in this post in hopes that you see it and realize the repercussions of your actions. Also I’m really fucking pissed and bitter, so if you can’t handle the harsh criticism I’m about to give, maybe you should “take a walk”.

This morning I woke up to see that @lancehunks or teddy had deleted his blog due to the massive amount of hate and death threats he had been receiving. Now you can say that you didn’t condone this behavior by your fans all you want, but in the end your actions where an abuse of power and status to attack someone who is not only younger than you, but also has a vastly smaller following. You as a celebrity, who chooses to put yourself out for public criticism (which yes you do because that’s what acting is honey) should have known well enough to realize that you have a much larger fan base than some random blogger on tumblr. You know that when you publicly denounce someone, whether it be on the internet or in person, you are not only attacking them yourself, but also sending an entire army of fans to attack them. So don’t play dumb, you knew damn well how people were going to react when you responded publicly to that post, and you knew that teddy, the minor you attacked, was going to receive most of the hate, and you thought you could get away with it. So Bex, stop pretending to be the peace maker when you were the one who started this war in the first place. Next time you see someone who is criticizing you on the internet how about you handle the situation like a grown ass adult and DM them instead of publicly humiliating them and using your fan base against them OR you know you could take your own advice and fucking ignore it. Thank you for your time.

- your local minor and “radicalized shipper”