i want that big hug!

anonymous asked:

So I just caught up with some of the press stuff and came across those articles by the HuffPo journo, Saskia Postema and I'm SO impressed? She seems to really get the complexities that come with fandom and wanting to support your artist and what that actually entails in practice, and she's so good with putting that all down on paper. I want to give her a big hug and an adoption certificate for the 1d fandom press family if that exists hahaha

YES!!! She’s terrific. Right now she’s one of my favorite journalists writing about Louis and/or Harry and yes, she really does seem to understand, in particular, what fandom is and can accomplish. If you like her articles, please retweet/share them because the more hits those articles get, the more likely they are to end up on the main pages of Huffington Post which is read by an ENORMOUS audience. 

Why Louis Tomlinson (& His Fanbase) is The One to Watch

Why the Rolling Stone’s Fansplaining of Harry Styles Misses the Point

And here’s her Twitter - give her a shout out, or just say hi! She seems pretty cool!

for some reason today i feel very very very sad, rejected, but worse, i feel my friendship and love and care has been disrespected and taken advantage of. and there’s nothing i can do about it. i just want a big big hug!

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Which do you prefer?

out of all the aspects of millennial-bashing, i think the one that most confuses me is the “millennials all got trophies as a kid, so now they’re all self-centered narcissists” theory

like– kids are pretty smart, y'all. they can see that every kid on the team gets a trophy and is told they did a good job; they can also see that not every kid on the team deserves a trophy, and not everyone did do a good job

the logical conclusion to draw from this is not “i’m great and i deserve praise”– it’s “no matter how mediocre i am, people will still praise me to make me feel better, so i can’t trust any compliments or accolades i receive”

this is not a recipe for overconfidence and narcissism. it is a recipe for constant self-guessing, low self-esteem, and a distrust of one’s own abilities and skills.

where did this whole “ugh millennials think their so-so work is super great” thing even come from it is a goddamn mystery

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“He is the baby of the group but people seem to forget that because of the way that he is and that he is so charming. So it is a little bit upsetting sometimes if you see him with the weight of the world on his shoulders. It does annoy us a bit. He’s a young kid and people are just giving him grief for no reason.” Zayn about Harry.

My dear trans daughters, 

If you are trying out make-up, “feminine” clothes etc. for the first time, i want to tell you some things: 

1. First of all… *big mommy bear hug*! I’m so proud of you! This is a big step and it’s very exciting! 

2. You are likely excited, too - but you may also be nervous or even scared. Please know that those feelings are completely normal. They’re not a sign that you’re “faking it”. Trust me when i tell you that almost all of your trans sisters felt the same way. You’re not alone, darling. 

3. Nobody is born a makeup artist. Every girl - cis or trans - needs to practice how to put on mascara or lipstick without ending up looking like a horror clown. The only difference is that cis girls usually get taught how to at a young age. It’s not your failure that nobody taught you! So, what if you tried it and it looked awful? Don’t stress. You’ll get the hang of it eventually. It’s normal that it takes practice and time. 

4. The good thing about not being the only one? There were others before you who were in the same situation - and shared what they learned! There are tutorials on youtube, tumblr posts, websites etc. Don’t be afraid to use them. 

5. It’s okay to take baby steps. You don’t need to try it all at once. Maybe putting on nail polish, mascara and a dress today feels overwhelming - but just putting on clear nail polish sounds much less scary! There’s nothing wrong with slowly working your way up to the look you dream off. 

6. You don’t need to do anything. You tried lipstick and you don’t like it? That’s okay! You don’t need to wear lipstick to be a real woman. You don’t enjoy wearing skirts? Many girls prefer pants, don’t worry! 

7. Have i already told you how amazing you are? 

With all my love, 

Your Tumblr Mom 

anonymous asked:

TFP, Team Prime getting their first awesome hug, in their holoform, from reader~ I have a mighty need for hugs, and I want them to feel the awesomeness of hugs ♡

Same here!!!  I love holomatter hugs!!!  <3 <3 <3


Optimus Prime:  To be completely honest, he doesn’t really get the appeal of hugs, but he does know how important they are to humans.  He considers it an honor that you put your trust in him so completely and consider him to be one of your closest friends.  It probably won’t do a thing for him, he decides, but if it will make you happy he’s more than willing to let you give him a hug.  The minute you wrap your arms around him though, he goes stiff.  You look up in confusion to see him standing stock still and gazing down at you wide-eyed, with a faint, red flush creeping over his face.  “Is anything wrong?” you ask with a trace of worry.  His voice is uncharacteristically tight as he manages a strangled “no…”

Ratchet:  It’s best if you give him a spontaneous, spur of the moment hug in his holomatter form, as he probably wouldn’t break out his avatar just for a hug.  He’s surprised and more than a little flustered when you wrap your arms around him, but he doesn’t do anything besides let out a muffled, half-hearted grumble under his breath.  He’s not really one for openly showing affection, but he has to admit that it’s… rather nice.  Just don’t ever do that when he’s working.  He gradually warms up to the idea as time passes, however.  On those particularly rare occasions when he’s in a good mood, he’ll actually seek you out to spin you around in a hug while laughing warmly. (If he’s feeling extra bold, he’ll even sneak in a kiss while he does it.  It makes him chuckle to see you blush.)  

Bumblebee:  He’s over the moon if you mention that you’d like to give him a hug in his holomatter form!  In fact, he’s been going over in his head for weeks the best way to broach the idea himself. He’s a bit nervous at first, truth be told, rocking on his heels and fidgeting with his hands, but that all falls away the instant you put your arms around him.  It’s like he hears choirs of angels singing in his head.  He blushes and buries his head into your shoulder with repressed chuckles.  He can’t get enough of how good you smell.  He’s never been able to pick up on it before, but it’s absolutely intoxicating. He’s definitely going to try and make this a regular thing.

Arcee:  She teases you lightly about it when you bring up the idea, but she also knows just how affectionate you are (it’s one of her favorite things about you.)  She’s a bit caught off guard by the embrace at first, but slowly relaxes into it with a soft smile.  There are only about a handful of people in the entire galaxy that can get her to smile like that.  Arcee decides that these holomatter hugs, as you call them, aren’t half bad.  She likes that she’s able to let her guard down around you (and the fact that you’re so soft and pretty doesn’t hurt either.)

Bulkhead:  He’s thrilled when you suggest the idea.  He’s a very affectionate by nature, and this way he doesn’t have to worry about accidentally crushing you (even if he’s still quite a bit larger than you in holomatter form.)  He picks you up and swingings you around while laughing boisterously.  This is the best he’s felt in weeks!  And, wow!  You’re so soft!  He had no idea skin on skin contact could feel this good.  From then on, he’ll always try to initiate affection with you in his holomatter avatar – anything from a playful head rub to a gentle hand on your shoulder (though his favorites will always be big, bear hugs.)

Wheeljack:  He’s no stranger to your affections, but he doesn’t really see the point of bringing his holomatter avatar into the mix.  (If he’s honest with himself, he likes the fact that he’s big enough to scoop you up in his hands when you want a hug.)  He’s not gonna say no to you however, so if you really want to hug him in his holomatter form, he’ll let you hug him.  Before you do however, he takes a moment to appreciate you from this new angle. (He always knew you were pretty, but he’s never really gotten a good look at your feature before.  Maybe this holomatter thing isn’t half bad.)  His form fits against yours like it was made for this.  He likes to wrap his arms around you and pull you tightly against his chest while he places soft kisses on top of your head.

Smokescreen:  He’s a bit skeptical of the idea at first.  He’s never actually used a holomatter avatar before.  He’s used to you hugging him all the time in robot mode, but the idea of being relatively the same size as you weirds him out a bit. (Not that he thinks you’re weird or anything!  He thinks you’re a perfectly acceptable size for your species!  That is, um…)  After a bit of convincing, he somewhat grudgingly pulls out his holomatter form. He’s already a bit embarrassed, but if you tell him how handsome he looks like this, he’ll practically die on the spot.  All of his doubts and worries melt away however, the minute you hold him.  You can feel something pulsing rapidly inside his chest as his skin begins to heat up far more than normal.  (Oh, no!  They’re even cuter up close!)  If you put your head on his shoulder (or worse, kiss him) his entire form dissipates in a flash of static and he has to practically flee the base in order to cool down.

Ultra Magnus:  A… “hug”? He doesn’t understand.  What is a hug?  You smile playfully as you tell him that you can only show him if he uses his avatar.  He raises an optic ridge.  Normally he doesn’t allow anyone to give him orders, except for Optimus, but you seem so earnest and sincere (plus, he’d never say so out loud, but you happen to be his favorite out of all the humans.)  He looks at you expectantly once he pulls out his avatar, waiting for you to show him this strange Earth custom called a “hug”.  You grin as you place both your arms around him and nuzzle your face in his chest.  Ultra Magnus freezes and blushes up to his ears.  T-this is highly irregular!  He’s thrown people in the brig for less.  But then again, you aren’t exactly under his jurisdiction… plus you aren’t familiar with Cybertronian customs… and you are kind of cute…  Maybe he can let it go, just this once…

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5 important shows/books/games that saved my 2016 - silent hill 3.
tu fui, ego eris

Harry Styles looks obnoxious chewing gum: A masterpost

I mean, the disrespect is real

You don’t know if you want to slap him or punch him in the nuts

Look at frat boy central here

This is so infuriating

Slap Slap SLAP

Isn’t this the beginning of every respectable Hate to Love Uni Au? I think it is.

WAIT. There’s a soft spot here. Why do I feel like I want to hug him now? You big softie.

Why?????

OMG??

Like can you NOT??

THIS IS  COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY LIKE

I’m dead Bii bip biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip flatlined

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I like this more than any of the other gestures of affection that happen between them - the dramatic and sporadic reunion hugs and whatnot - because it’s a very natural, unselfconscious gesture. Mokuba stays up and sticks around to keep his big brother company while he strategizes over Duel Monsters. When he falls asleep, Seto blankets him with his coat.

(Maybe Mokuba tried to engage him in conversation about the day’s events - what did you think of the other duels, are you ready for tomorrow - but Seto’s so absorbed in the God Card that he gives brief, distant answers, and Mokuba settles for just watching him fiddle with scenarios and combos. A silence falls, long and cool. The ship lights go off. The only sounds are the faint hum of the engines and the subtle clicks of keys. Seto glances over to see Mokuba slumped over, fast asleep, breathing softly. He gets out of his chair, shrugs off his coat, and drapes it on Mokuba with studious care, trying not to wake him up. And then he gets back to work: there’s a tournament to win.)

LIKE…. even when Seto stays up late to obsess over God Cards he’s still taking care of his little brother; even when his big brother is wrapped up in strategies and card games Mokuba is still there for Seto. Also, it’s a scene so removed from the usual plot drama (brainwashing!! kidnapping!! forced flashbacks to their traumatic childhoods!!!) that by the power of headcanon I kind of take it as a nice indication of how they normally interact when they’re alone together. Small, unspoken gestures of affection. Who said they were allowed to be this cute.

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King Anduin Wrynn Cinematic

ANDUIN. BEAUTIFUL, PRECIOUS ANDUIN WRYNN IS GROWING UP.

Holy LIGHT, Blizzard really did not hold back here. 

Josh Keaton, the voice actor of Anduin did a splendid job here. This is gorgeous. Thank you, thank you, thank you. <3