i want them to live to be 90

If you’ve been deeply affected by reading “My Family’s Slave” here are some general concrete things you can do.

1) Understand and tell other people that this is not only something that happens in the Philippines. It happens in many other countries. Probably on every continent. For example, in Haiti, they’re called restaveks. Across South Asia, many child slaves work in the textile industry. Don’t treat this as an individual personal failing done only by a few bad people when it’s a vast economic system that thrives in secrecy and which many of us indirectly benefit from.

2) There’s no true ethical consumption but you can at least not support industries, companies or entire economies heavily involved in modern day slavery. Cut out visiting Dubai, for example (although I don’t know anyone that rich).

3) Support transnational unions of service and domestic workers.

4) If you or anyone you know employs domestic workers, talk to them discreetly and compassionately. Ask what they need and how you can support them. Ask who takes care of THEIR kids. Keep your eyes open.

5) Look at any local laws that passively encourage these exploitative relationships and work towards changing them. Immigration law is a huge issue in this area. Undocumented workers scared to come forward because they don’t want to be deported, for example.

6) Fight for feminism and disability rights because women and disabled people are especially vulnerable. I remember in the 90s there was a vast Mexican slave ring that enslaved deaf Mexicans and made them beg on the subways in NYC for money. I gave money to some of these people not knowing that they were kept as slaves and had to turn all their money over to their slavemasters at night, and it shocked the hell out of me. Private charity doesn’t work - these people need living wages, independence, legal advocates. All fixes on a systemic basis.

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miss jackson // panic! at the disco

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“I want kids, a family of my own. I’d like to give them the first eight years of their lives in the country. Then I’d want them educated, which I wasn’t formally, although I had a tutor once when I was twelve. At times I miss a formal education, but at others I thank god for everything else I have now. What I have got from my childhood aren’t toys, but memories. And happy memories are better than any toy.”
- River Phoenix

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GUESS WHO LIVES IN 90 DEGREE WEATHER AND IS ABOUT TO WRAP THIS BEAUTIFUL MOTHER FUCKER AROUND THEM WITH NO REGRETS

MEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

@orangekissess bless your soul

Yesterday in clinic an 90 year old patient came in with a little booklet of his medical history so beautiful I want to weep. 

Not only did it list his medications with dosages, frequency, and which pharmacy he gets them from. 

Not only did it list who his living family is, how to contact them, and who holds POA in the case of medical decision making. 

Not only did it list his surgical history *with* year of procedure. 

It had his complete vaccination history, carcinogen exposure history, and screen exams by year and finding. 

Is it possible to fall in love with a document?  

Like/reblog if you are/post:
Cgl(re)
An age regressor without a label
Any other community who accepts any regressor
Pastel
Baby stuff
Little stuff
Disney
Pokémon
Scooby doo
Carnivals
Cartoons
90s/2000s stuff
Stim stuff
Anything related to these things

And I’ll check out your blog ^_^

Edit: I really appreciate everyone who reblogged this! Thank you. But, there’s been a lot of kink blogs reblogging this. I have no problem with kink blogs following me or following them. but the thing is, a lot of kink blogs post a lot of porn and while that’s fine and they can live how they want, it pulls me out of my regression when I see a lot of porn and sexual stuff. So, if I may, I’d like to add to anyone who reblogs this in the future, please be mostly sfw at least if you like/reblog this. Thank you! ^_^
Thoughts Going Through My Head During A Court of Wings and Ruin (SPOILERS...OBVIOUSLY)

PART ONE: PRINCESS OF CARRION
1. RHYS
2. Feyre being a master of all her powers makes me so happy
3. FUCK IANTHE
4. Shit Jurians here
5. THE VERY FIRST WORDS HE SEND DOWN THE BOND IS “I LOVE YOU” I’M DEAD
6. New characters? Oh shit they’re Daemati. They’re going to know what she is.
7. It’s only fitting that Feysand was in the cabin when Calanmai passed… :)
8. Alis sees through the bullshit, I love it
9. Feyre so manipulative, I love it
10. Yo, she’s really messing with Tamlin’s mind
11. fuck…get the children of the blessed out of there
12. THEY SENT THE BOGGE AFTER THEM YES
13. TAMLIN CONTROL YOUR FUCKING TEMPER YOU DUMBASS
14. “A Portrait in Snares and Baiting” LOL
15. Tamlin really falling spectacularly into Feyre’s traps
16. They’re revealing their plans WAY too easy, Feyre
17. GET THE FUCK AWAY FRPM LUCIEN, YOU BITCH
18. YAASSS FEYRE SHOW HER WHO’S BOSS
19. FUCK THESE TWO
20. Shit, Feyre get out of THERE
21. YAASSS FEYRE AND LUCIEN
22. TAKE LUCIEN WITH YOU

PART TWO: CURSEBREAKER
23. AUTUMN COURT
24. Shit it’s his brothers
25. FUCK, IT’S ERIS
26. CASSIAN, YOU’RE OKAY!!!!!!!
27. AZRIEL!! MY BABIES ARE OKAY!!!
28. HIGH LADY OF THE NIGHT COURT YAASSS BITCHES
29. “I missed you, too” Awwwwwwwww
30. MOR
31. SHE’S HOME
32. AMREN
33. RHYS
OMG
I CANT
I’M CRYING TEARS OF JOY
PLEASE NEVER BE SEPARATED AGAIN

34. Finally, she’s going to see her sisters
35. Lucien BEHAVE
36. Oh shit, Elain
37. What happened to Miryam and Drakon?
38. STOP FIGHTING
39. Cassian is so fucked man… he is SO in love with her
40. What is Nesta?
41. I am living for this bantering during dinner
42. Yes! Feyre’s going to learn to fly
43. Cassian breaking my heart a little when he talks about why he’s mad at Feyre…
44. LIBRARY :D
45. THE LIBRARY IS A SANCTUARY FOR ABUSED WOMEN I LOVE IT
46. What the hell did Cassian see down there?
47. Shit they’re going to free the Bone Carver
48. YES NEVER AGAIN PLEASE
49. SHE DID SEE HER CHILD
50. WHAT IS NESTA?!?!?!?!!
51. Haven’t heard Ouroboros since the immortals series LOL
52. Shit I think Elain can see the future
53. “So I went fast” LOL
54. Yes, Feyre stop with the matchmaker…for now
55. LORD AND LADY NIGHT YASSS
56. Shit, no, Rhys what are you doing
57. WTF SARAH J MAAS WHY ARE YOU MAKING ME NOT HATE ERIS AS MUCH
58. I DON’T THINK SHE’S CRAZY Y'ALL
59. THEY’RE CHAPERONING LOL
60.  THE NEPHELLE PHILOSOPHY I LOVE IT
61. WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU MEAN ELAIN?!??!?!??! CASSIAN BETTER NOT DIE OMG
62. Shit, the Ravens are here. See that’s what Elain was talking about
63. See, now Feyre gets it
64. WHAT IS THAT THING
65. WHAT IS THAT THING
66. SEE, SHE IS A SEER
67. Find the firebird
68. Lucien my baby
69. Shit, they attacked Adriata
70. YASSS FEYRE AND MOR TEAM UP SO BADASS
71. SHIT, THE KING
72. GET THE FUCK OUT OF THERE, RHYS
73. Yo, Tarquin, you need to NOT cuz they’re on your side. THEY’RE YOUR FRIENDS
74. NESTA CAAAAAAAAARES
75. Wait, what does it mean that she sees her child and he’s a death-god?
76. STARFALL DRESS
77. NIGHT TRIUMPHANT AND STARS ETERNAL
78. Nesta! ❤ also Nesta and Rhys being on friendly terms is everything
79. LARGEST WINGSPAN, I’M DEAD
80. The bets! Sarah J Maas is the best with her squad-throwing-bets scenes
81. DAWN COURT
82. I love Viviane already
83. I have a feeling Tamlin is coming
84. Tamlin is here
85. FUCK NO HES GOING TO TURN THEM ALL AGAINST THE COURT OF DREAMS
86. YES RHYS YOU SHOW TAMLIN WHO’S BOSS
87. Wait, they’re actually going to work together?
88. Oh shit, she just revealed her powers to Beron
89. YAAASS CRESSIDA AND VIVIANE
90. LOL Helion wants the three of them. I’m crying
91. Also, a bit late but openly BI AND GAY CHARACTERS I LOVE IT
92. HOLY SHIT HELION IS LUCIEN’S FATHER?
93. What does Nesta feel?
94. FEYSAND IS SO BEAUTIFUL I’M CRYING
95. SHIT HE JUST DESTROYED THE WALL
96. Bryaxis better come thru
97. GUYS I AM SO SCARED RIGHT NOW

PART THREE: HIGH LADY
98. Waaaaaaaaaait…..wtf Jurian’s on their side????
99. What the fuck Tamlin???
100. Why did he go back though? I thought he was on their side?
101. NESSIAN
102. YAASSS IT’S OUR FAVORITE MESSY BITCH WHO LIVES FOR DRAMA: THE SURIEL
103. NOOOOO THE SURIEL HOW DARE SHE
104. YAAASSS IANTHE GETS WHAT SHE DESERVES
105. I’M SOBBING THE SURIEL
106. GOD STOP WITH THE FIGHTING
107. SHIT
108. YOOOOOOOOOO VARIAN JUST KISSED AMREN YAAAAASSSSS
109. SHIT NO IT TOOK ELAIN
110. RHYSAND GIVING HER ENCOURAGING WORDS IS EVERYTHING
111. YAASSS TAMLIN DO SOMETHING GOOD
112. MY GIRL CAN FLY
113 THEY GOT OUT
114. OHMYGOD MOR. I’M SOBBING. SHE IS SO IMPORTANT. SARAH J MAAS MAY MAKE ALL OF US WANT TO SCREAM INTO THE VOID BUT SHE ALWAYS CREATES SUCH IMPORTANT AND BEAUTIFUL CHARACTERS IT ALWAYS LEAVES ME SPEECHLESS
115. Ohmygod Feyre already planning out potential baes for Mor
116. She’s going to face the Ouroboros
117. She’s seeing herself right? Cuz she’s a wolf
118. I was RIGHT
119. Okay this speech is beautiful but like I AM SO SCARED RN
120. ALL THREE HAVE BEEN REUNITED
121. Ohmygodtheycame they all came
122. WHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED TO THE CARVER
123. DRAKON’S ARMY
124. HOLY CRAP THEIR FATHER CAME THRU
I AM SHOOKETH
125. THEIR FATHER NO
126. GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM CASSIAN
127. NO NO NO NO NO NOT CASSIAN NOT NESTA
128. OH
MY
GOD
ELAIN
YOU 
AMAZING
BADASS

129. AMREN IS UNLEASHING HERSELF ISN’T SHE
130. SHE’S NOT GOING TO REMEMBER VARIAN OR HER FRIENDS NO
131. OH SHIT THE CAULDRON
132. RHYS WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING DON’T YOU DARE
133. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
NO
NOPE
NEVER
UH UH
NO
NO
NO

NO

I AM ACTUALLY SOBBING FOR REAL

I HAVE CHEST PAINS

134. Oh my god Tamlin
135. RHYS
136. AMREN
137. LUCIEN
138. REMAKE THE WORLD
139. THEY’RE OKAY

I’M DEAD

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(Requested by Anon) (Part 1 of this imagine here) (Part 2 of this imagine here)

“Why are you doing this to me?” You groaned out from your spot in the backseat.

Your brothers both looked back at you and rolled their eyes. “Because you’re acting like a child so we can’t trust you to go by yourself.” Sam replied before turning to face the front.

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Shawn's Omaha Q&A Breakdown
  • Shawn said he has about 500 unreleased songs in his voice memo. Some of them only have 30 seconds
  • "Who's your favorite member from One Direction?
  • -Niall, I love Niall"
  • Shawn said he saw the tweets from yesterday, and almost responded to two of them before he realized the fans were messing with him
  • Shawn said in the future he would be down to do more collabs with fans! (like the LG contest)
  • "I know you love Harry Potter, so witch character you relate more?
  • -I would like to be as cool as Harry, but I'm more like Ron"
  • Apparently a fan asked Shawn if he could be her sugar daddy
  • Fan : "What's the weirdest or funniest way you have ever been injured?"
  • Shawn : "I broke my wrist on an elliptical"
  • F: "On Teen Wolf they have anchors - people who keep them calm, sane and happy. Do you have your own?"
  • S: "Totally, lots and lots of them"
  • "what's your top 2 meats?" "i hope vegetarians and vegans don't hate me after saying this - just regular old burger meat, ribs are great"
  • “i was just overwhelmed with my career & i wanted to put it into the shoes of the character & not my shoes” Shawn about the inspo of ALTM
  • "90% of artist out there right now are a 100% in control of their career" Shawn talking about his label, Social Media and the music industry
  • "I have no idea what I'll be doing in 10 years, hopefully I'm back here playing a stadium"
  • "Probably go live in Jay-Z and Beyonce's house and like get a lion" - Shawn on what he'd do if he was the last person on earth

reasons to love the x men:

- the ultimate dysfunctional family. you think your family’s got issues? lol you got nothing on the x men.

- logan essentially adopting literally any young girl who comes to the x mansion. dad-verine is pure and good.

- complex, well written characters w flaws and challenges and rich inner lives

- again and again they save the humans no matter how poorly we treat them. it’s so inspirational tbh they continuously take the high road.

- magneto is like… everything you could want in a villain. charismatic, super understandable motives, badass as hell. #magnetowasright

- their cooperation/team up moves in battle are tight as hell

- everyone knows it’s a social allegory but i just wanna reiterate that it’s a damn good one.

- you can go hard as hell to the theme song from the 90s cartoon.

Message to My Fellow Men: Be Afraid

There’s a certain type of dude who, when there’s a lot of conversation about consent and consent violations, gets really really pretend scared. “I’m so scared!” they say “In the current climate, if I open a door for a woman, she could accuse me of harassment! I’m afraid to say anything! I’m deprived of oxygen, for political correctness has truly boxed me in!”

Here’s my message to them and to all of us men: you should be afraid.

Why did Louis CK, Weinstein, Spacey, Tambor, Rattner, Toback, and all the others soon to be named do all those sexual assaults? Because they were not afraid. They judged that their power, fame, wealth and sheer old-white-manhood, would protect them.

And they were totally right!

For YEARS there were no consequences. They kept making movies and tv shows, and kept assaulting people!

And now the checks are all coming. Brave women and men have told their stories in numbers powerful enough to finally convince all but the biggest assholes. These famous careers are getting blown apart in front of our eyes, hopefully permanently (although white manhood has historically carried with it an astonishing amount of second chances)

And let’s hope the message filters down into everybody’s day to day lives. This shit is not going to stand any more.

I’m going to detour a bit into my pet theories. I believe that a person’s good behaviour is 10% ethical principles, and 90% fear of swift social punishment. Give or take 5% for the person. So the reason why so many men are so creepy is that their whole lives, it’s been safe for them to be creepy. For certain men, there have been no social consequences that got to them.

Whereas it’s not safe for women to be creepy. I think women have SO MUCH potential to be creeps. They are just as horny and kinky, and they’re just as likely to want something from a person that that person doesn’t want to give them, because the world is mean that way. There are also plenty of socially odd women. But they just don’t creep on the same scale. Besides the consequences from intricate web of watching and judging that is the social world of women, there’s this hard fact: if you are a woman and are notably pervy, no one will come to help you if you are raped.

On Fetlife, women are a tiny bit safer in this respect. Fetlife is also the only place I’ve been creeped on by women, even a little tiny bit. Other places were women feel safe, like in great numbers at male strip clubs, or protected by massive privilege disparaties due to wealth and race at Jamaican resorts, there are reports of behaviour that’s just as gross. My theory is that we see this terribleness by older men mostly because society is set up, for centuries, to be safe for them to use people, not because there’s something unusually evil there.

Detour over. The point is that although crippling social anxiety is a bad thing, fear and wariness are your friend when it comes to not assaulting people.

Most importantly it should motivate you to learn. Learn about women’s experience of assault and how it doesn’t necessarily look like how you expect (for example, many people freeze up). Learn explicit consent and get fucking good at it. Learn how explicit consent isn’t enough: learn about structures of power and how they can let you mask even to yourself how little someone is free to say no. Learn to err on the side of not assaulting.

And know, deep down, if you prey on people, eventually your house will fall down.

And because of these serial predators, and how it’s never just one victim, young women and other vulnerable groups are talking amongst themselves and getting less and less tolerant of behaviour that has that flavour - the assault-adjacent, mild creeping and sexism that used to be considered the cost of admission if you are a woman. The bar is moving for what constitutes a fuckup, in a way that is no long controlled by older white men.

And if you fuck up, in a way that is not clearly a one time thing, you will get shitcanned. You will get kicked out of the community and have no access to kink. And this will happen to me if I get sloppy and inattentive about consent or start treating people like things, and it will happen to you. This is how it should work.

Have fun in the kink community, and be afraid.

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A/N- I am so sorry this is so late. But here it is! I hope who ever requested it.. likes it. Anyway, thank you for requesting, I really appreciate it. 

Request- Can I get a scenario in where you are a famous rapper from America and you come to Korea to help BTS with their new album. While there Jungkook falls for you and Yoongi is like an older brother to you. 

Originally posted by pjmksj

Die with me y’all ^^^ 


Music was always a passion of yours since you were a young age. You would always be wrapping along to ‘This is how we do it’ and other fine classics. As you came into your teenage years you began to write and produce music as an underground rapper. It wasn’t until you were seventeen that you got scouted by an entertainment company. Your mom at first was like ‘hell no’, but your talent was undeniable. You could from lyrics that slayed and had true meaning, faster than anyone had ever down.  You went viral all over the world. You were dominating the charts. 

You were twenty now and better than ever. You were taking some time off to focus on producing. You could rap really well and write lyrics that spoke to people, but you were still a little inexperienced when it came to producing. So when you got asked to help BTS with there new album, you jumped at the opportunity. They were amazing. They wrote and produced everything and they all had such talented voices. Not to mention they’re all hot as fuck, who would say no? Nobody! 

Arriving in Korea was scary for you. You had never been this far from home before, nor were you the best at speaking Korea, but you could manage. BTS’ manager thought it would be best if you stayed in the dorm with the boys, to get to know them and it would be convenient. Knocking on their door was nerve wrecking as fuck. Would they like you? Would they think you were talented? Who knows… The door swing open, a boy much taller than you stood infront of you, he had black hair and a sleepy face. 

“You must be Y/N?” He sticks out his hand, you shake it. 

“Yeah, you must be Yoongi?” He nods, he grabs your bag and walks in. You follow him close behind. He sets your bag down against a wall. He walks over to the living room and plops down on the couch, you sit beside him. 

“Jin is still cleaning the room. You’ll be rooming with me ‘cause I’m the least perverted and I don’t stay up all night jerking off.” You giggle at his bluntness. 

“No, find your pleasure elsewhere?” You retort, making him smirk. 

“I think we’ll get on great!” He says lying back. “Boys, she’s here!” Yoongi shouts from his spot on the couch. One by one boys with different coloured hair entered the room, greeting you and taking there seats. The last to enter was a man, he was breath taking and his collar bones… Fuck. 

“That’s Jungkook.” Yoongi tells you, smirking. Little bitch obviously saw how you can’t take your eyes off him. 

“I’m Jin, I made you your bed and cleaned the room for you. We are all going to try and make you as comfortable as possible and we are all going to be clean, right boys?” They all grunt in agreement. 

“Ahh, don’t your selves out. I grew up with brothers, so I am used to mess.” You tell them, not wanting them to make a big deal out of you being there. 

The rest of the day you settle in and meet all the boys. Their all really nice, but fuck are the hot. It doesn’t help that they walk around shirtless. You spent the afternoon with Namjoon and Yoongi, showing them a few of the tracks your produced and rapped on. They were amazed, not expecting so much talent from a kid. 

“So Y/N, how did you get into to rapping?” Hoseok asks, your all sitting around the living room getting to know each other. 

“Ehh, I guess it was my love from 90s cheesy rap songs. I got obsessed with memorising lyrics and learning the beats from songs and how they were made.” You tell them all, they look at you with admiration. Jungkook stare made you nervous, his gaze was melting your core.

“To be honest, you don’t look like a rapper, you’re too adorable.” Taehyung says, sending you hearts. 

“This bitch.” you scoff, they all look at you shocked, like you can’t curse. “Just cause I don’t wear chains or have an ass the size of the moon, doesn’t mean I can’t rap.” 

“Tae, she raps a million times better than you.” Namjoon says, Taehyung pretends he got shoot. Over dramatic bitch. 


You looked all the boys, they treated you just like one of them. Which you loved. But Jungkook didn’t really care to notice you all that much, he stared at you all the time, was there something on your face? You worked diligently along side the Yoongi and Namjoon. Yoongi was really there for you though. He new you were missing home, he spent a lot of his free time with you. He was like family to you right now. He took care of you, he even got you tampons when you needed then. 

You always waited till late to get in the shower, you didn’t want anyone walking in on you or anything. So you got your towel and went to the bathroom. You opened the door, to see Jungkook just in his bowers. You couldn’t stop staring, it was like he was sent by the gods, he was glorious. When you finally snapped out of your daze, you let out a scream. You quickly turned around and tried to walk out, but hit your head off the door. You groan and run. 

Jesus you just walked in on a practically naked Jungkook. Well that’s an image to save. You hide in your room for the rest of the day. 

Jungkook P.O.V 

You had just ran out on him, and all he could think was how cute were you. He couldn’t help but agree with Taehyung, you are adorable. He sees how nerves you get around him, you blush, can’t meet his eyes. He thought it was just the cutest thing. And fuck your body to him was a temple, he wanted to worship. The way your hips swayed when you walked, the baby hairs at the back of your hair when you tied it up, you were just gorgeous to him. 

He couldn’t help but giggle the next morning, when you avoid him. Not able to look at him. 

“Hyung, I was wondering could you get Y/N to help me with begin? I could use her in put.” Jungkook innocently asks. 

“Sure, just don’t stay too late tonight. We have a fan meet tomorrow.” Namjoon replies, continuing his work. 

“Thanks Hyung!” Jungkook bounces off to go text you. 

Jungkook- Hey Y/N, Hyung said you can help me today! Meet me in studio in 20 minutes ^-^ 

You- Okay! 

Jungkook smiles at the text. You had only been with them for a few weeks but Jungkook thought you were great. You were sassy, confident, shy, sexy all at the same time. And when you rapped it was the sexiest thing hes ever heard and seen. The way you sucked in breaths, making your chest raise, your lips getting swollen from it all. Your laugh was his gospel. There was so many times when he just wanted to grab you and kiss every inch of skin you had. 

But Jungkook was afraid to kiss you or do anything. As Yoongi had kind of taking the role of your older brother, giving out when Taehyung or Hoseok got to close for his liking, which also annoyed Jungkook. Why were they touching what’s his? Well what he was going to make his. 

“Hey!” You walked in to the studio, Jungkook smiled at hearing your honey suckle voice. You plop down on the swivel chair beside him. “So what are we doing today.” 

“I wanted you to look at my lyrics and tell me what you think.” He grabs your hand, making you stand up and walk into the recording room with a piano. He sits you down on the bench and he takes his place beside you. “Just listen okay?” You nod. 

Jungkook begins to play the piano and seeing. You close your eyes hearing his voice. It was such a beautiful melody, bouncing off the walls and back to you. Jungkook was invading all your scenes except one, taste. And boy did you want to feel his lips on yours. His silky voice was putting you in a trance, one you couldn’t, wouldn’t escape from. When he finished you still had your eyes closed. 

“What did you think?” Jungkook asks. How do you begin to explain hpw amazing he is to you. Your about to answer when you can’t. Jungkooks lips are on yours. He pulls away after a few minutes. 

“I liked it.” You say smiling, finally opening your eyes. Jungkook was so closed to you, his hands resting on your hips. 

“Which part, the song, or the kissing?” He smirks. You lean into him, whispering in his ear. 

“Both parts.” Jungkook presses his lips to yours, again. You can’t help but smile into the kiss. You start to giggle, as he strokes your sides. He pulls back and looks at you, cocking his eyebrow. “What? I’m ticklish!” You giggle. 

Adorable. 


A/N-Man I know this was short, I’m sooooorrry. But, I didn’t know if you wanted smut or not, I was going to put then I was like shit what if she doesn’t want smut. I was conflicted, so I have come up with an alternative. If you do want smut, I shall do a part 2, in which it will be like Y/N and Jungkook fooling around behind the other members backs. So message me if you would want, and if anyone else would like that, i will do it! 

Thank you for reading! 

-Admin Abe x 

Fame’s Burning Flame

Harry Styles has always been a very sensitive sort - a kind, empathetic soul.  Apparently, he was born with this irresistible magnetism and charm.  It seems that his life goal has always been to entertain and make people happy.  At 16-17 he was, for the most part, an open book, emotionally.  He didn’t really have a shell - that self defense most of us develop before our teen years.  While emotionally open, he always kept his private business to himself - never really divulging any important facts about himself, his friends, or family (that may be one thing that saved him.)  All of these factors helped him to become a huge star - it was his destiny - his life ambition and dream - and it nearly destroyed him.

I was struck by Harry’s choice of words in his album documentary:   “It felt like a little secret. It’s fun to feel like no one knows where you are. It made such a difference, from being in a busy city.” (BTA 4:46) “I just, I really enjoy being private more. Starting the way that everything started. I get to kinda claw a little bit of that back. I don’t feel like people know everything about me, now. And there was definitely a time where I felt like people knew everything about me and I realized I didn’t like that.” (BTA 7:43) “I kind of also wanted to let the work do the talking a little bit. I mean, definitely, part of my ego wanted to see if I could write something that people liked without knowing everything about me.” (BTA 8:17)  (Special thanks to  @cuethetommo for providing these quotes and a sounding board.)

Harry had never been one to complain, but those who know him well could probably tell you the invasion of privacy tortured him.  If I’m right in my interpretation of Only Angel (that the angel, the “bad girl” and the singer are all pieces of Harry) crawling across the floor and breaking a finger from knocking fits the “claw a little bit of that back” image.  (Only Angel post here)  Harry has been fighting a war to keep hold of himself, both internally and externally.

The first time I saw the video of Harry crying on Twit-cam, I was amazed at his inner strength.  (He had run out of breath during What Makes You Beautiful and Googled, “Harry shit,” because he was so disappointed in himself.)    Crying over internet hate, on a public forum, may not be considered “manly” but hiding is always easier for fragile egos.  I believe this was Harry’s first epiphany on the true nature of fame - especially the type of fame he was headed for.  In the early days, all his band-mates talked about how sensitive he was.  I believe it was Niall who just recently said Harry is the one most likely to cry (then emphasized that real men are not afraid to cry - good for you Niall.)  Unlike many sensitive people, Harry did not hide behind a shell, or false front.  He had the inner resolve and character to be himself, but the burning heat of fame would force him to hide, soon enough.

The iron closet, along with Swifty for him and Eleanor for Louis was the beginning of the end for open Harry.  Harry (and Louis) were told they couldn’t be themselves any more.  What they were wasn’t “good enough” to make it in the boy-band business.  One Direction was a phenomenal success.  The boys were having a great time on stage, but the work load was highly burdensome.  Everything they did was under a microscope - the fans on one side, 1DHQ on the other.  They were all under enormous stress and pressure.  Front-man Harry was very often on duty (either being very dangerously mobbed by fans, or getting papped with his latest “love interest”) when the other boys had a much too short break.  All the boys did their best to shield sensitive Harry during interviews, etc, but it was his burden to carry.  Too often, the fans only wanted to devour him as if he were a piece of cake.  They would happily take, take, take until there was nothing left of him save a hollow, albeit pretty, shell.  (No wonder the lads so appreciate fans who only want to nurture and support them.)  Thanks to 1DHQ, the Harry they “loved” was little more than a pack of lies.  Take a very sensitive, gay, emotionally open, people pleasing, teenage boy.  Tell him that who he is isn’t good enough.  Hide his true form - wrap him up in a bunch of heterosexual bacon (strongly signaling his female fan base that he wants to have sex with them) and dangle him in front of a huge, starving wolf pack.  What you have is a perfect recipe to create a self-loathing, hollow, messy, emotionally stunted, self absorbed, distant, cynical, disillusioned jerk. 

Harry began to build a thick shell around his heart and emotions.  He compartmentalized his professional life from who he really was inside.  I believe he also began to have a battle within himself that remains to this day.  Harry loves to entertain - there is no drug capable of replacing the high he gets on stage.  In order to be on stage, however, he has to participate in fame and celebrity life - a life that was eating away his very soul.  He never really changed.  He never gave up his soul and there are several reasons why he was able to survive the ordeal as a pretty well adjusted person:

  • Inner strength, resolve, character and a powerful sense of self.
  • A loving, nurturing, supportive partner in Louis, his “Sweet Creature.”
  • He always kept a healthy sense of humor - ability to poke fun at himself - not taking himself too seriously.  (This applies to the other lads too.)
  • He always kept his personal life, business, and that of his loved ones, private - even when he was still very open, emotionally.
  • Supportive band-mates (brothers really) who understood exactly what he was going though.  I well remember Liam saying he would be. “Mr. Harry Styles” for a day to give him a break.
  • Niall, Liam, Louis and Harry all remained dedicated to each other.  They maintained a strong, unified purpose and identity, even after Zayn left.  They were working for the good of their brothers, not only themselves.
  • Harry poured much of his angst into his art and songwriting - he had a creative outlet to help him process everything.  Harry needs this in particular, because mere words fail him for getting to the very heart of a matter.  “Sometimes it’s easier to say something to an instrument.”

Harry has written a number of songs that are specifically about his negative experience with fame.  While many of his songs make allusions to fame, I think those listed below are quite pointed:

  • Don’t Let Me Go  (The demo is so early, his voice hadn’t even fully matured yet.)
  • Two Ghosts  (More grown up and better written version of Don’t Let Me Go.)
  • Stockholm Syndrome (The love interest is fame - love/hate, trapped, etc.)
  • Only Angel  (Crawling and clawing to get back to himself - to accept himself.)
  • Kiwi  (I just know the seductress is a metaphor for fame and Simon Cowell.)
  • Ever Since New York  (Empty, false, facades, etc.)
  • Woman  (Forced to watch his lover out with the beard - jealousy.) 

Of course I miss Harry’s wit on Twitter, his beautiful photography on Instagram - but I very much appreciate why he’s trying to have a much different experience with fame this time around.  He’s still in the closet (and he is welcome to stay there as long as he and Louis want or need to.)  He’d rather error on the side of revealing too little than too much right now.  Many of his music idols have cultivated mystery and it has helped them to maintain healthy ownership of their personal lives.  As far as connecting to fans:  I’ve never felt a stronger connection to him.  90% of his documentary is Harry as I’ve always seen and known him.  Just watching him perform is intimate and captivating - he pours himself out, body and soul.  If the first thing I ever knew of Harry Styles was watching him perform Two Ghosts on Corden - I would be hooked.  Oh yeah, that connected - hard.  

Whatever Harry needs to do, in order to stay true to himself (and avoid becoming a raging, messy, jerk) while he navigates a career in the public eye is okay with me.

Tattoos don’t have to “mean” anything. They are an art form, and art is something that I love.

Despite being in the sciences I have always been creatively minded. It wasn’t until I stopped trying to conform to people’s ideals that I discovered how to be happy for myself; and tattoos are a huge part of that for me. Do what you want with your body and your life for you, not for anyone else.

A lot of people, especially older people, are still under this false notion that people with tattoos are “rough”, rebellious, and have no direction to their lives. Luckily for most people this mindset has changed, but there are still many people who feel this way. 90% of the kindest, coolest, most creative, most curious, most open-minded and down to earth people I have ever met have been tattooed. Many of them, heavily tattooed. Stop judging books by their cover; look at people for the person, not for what’s on the person.

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Photography: Zoey Zimmerman; Queen’s University, Kingston ON Canada
Ink: Brad Rogers, TrueHart Tattoos, Kingston ON Canada

Tumblr in the year 2156

Beet Rations issued by the state kitchen are at an all time low.

Minimum wage is $1,500.00/hour. $750.00/hour after taxes.

There are 10,000 minimum wage jobs… In the entire economy. You need a four year degree for most.

College is free. You don’t learn anything except that you are a victim and you need government to protect you.

$750.00 is enough to purchase a loaf of bread.

If you make 2x the minimum wage you are “rich” and taxed at a 90% clip. No one wants to be rich and government declares victory for equality.

People are living in cardboard boxes and calling them “tiny houses” thanks to a government housing initiative.

The Bernie Sanders Audit The Fed bill of 2018 prevents the Federal Reserve from ever being audited.

The banks own 99% of all property via debt, including the box you live in.

Tumblr, fighting the good fight as usual, derides “capitalism” while demanding government intervention in the exploitive “free market”.

anonymous asked:

I thought it'd be interesting if kacchako, midotsuyu and todomomo became the endgame pairings but apparently we all know Izuku would definitely end up with Uraraka lol. Todoroki and Momo probably the only ones who would end up together though?? So as a kacchako shipper, I can only weep silently

tbh, i really just don’t want shipping to become a Big Thing in MHA, because the reason i got into it was because i loved the platonic father/son relationship between Izuku and All Might, and i loved the friendships and relationships the series presented. i loved that it had almost no romance in it.

i really like the potential Kacchako and Todomomo have, but i know that Izuocha is probably the endgame, and with the way Horikoshi is handling that, i’m okay with it, even if i don’t particularly ship it. 

i don’t want the series to focus on romantic relationships when everything i love about the series and the reason i got into it was because it didn’t have much romance in it to begin with. which is a rarity in manga in general, especially shonen manga. it’s nice to see a series focus exclusively on the friendships between the characters without getting into romantic drama.

it’s nice to see a series where the characters have to focus more on their growth and their fractured relationships and their mental/emotional health, and to see characters (like Ochako) push away romance because it would only be a distraction and she needs to focus all of her energy into fulfilling her goal.

i don’t want MHA to end like Harry Potter, Naruto, and Bleach, either. i’m kind of sick of that sort of ending by now. Horikoshi is so good with playing around with tropes, and exploring characters in a realistic way. i don’t want to see everyone settled and married in the end, i want to see them living their dreams and becoming pros in the end, without romance getting in the way. i want to see characters not be married, or completely single, and be totally happy with that.

again, i love Kacchako and Todomomo. i think there’s a lot of potential in their relationships. but 90% of the content i make in regards to both is entirely self indulgent, and i don’t see it really happening in canon with the way Horikoshi has set up the series and Izuocha so far. and that’s fine for me, since shipping was never why i got into the series in the first place.

Horikoshi has set up his one ship in the series, and he’s doing it well. i may not care for Izuocha all that much, but he’s doing a good job setting it up without it overtaking the manga with romantic drama. as long as it stays that way, then i don’t mind.

i don’t need the things i love to be canon for me to continue loving them. just seeing these character’s friendships and relationships grow is enough for me, because that’s why i fell in love with the series in the first place. platonic relationships are completely underrated compared to romantic ones, and i love that MHA is almost entirely focused on them.

i love those ships, but i love seeing genuine, loving, supportive friendships more. i’m content with my self-indulgence.

(i should also mention that i don’t ship Tsuyu/Izuku. i can’t say i understand why people ship it, but to each their own)

(also sorry, this kinda got away from the topic of your ask, but i felt like i should address this somehow)

live through this

After Kurt died, Courtney’s name was on everyone’s lips. Some people felt sorry for Courtney, but most people hated her for it. They blamed her. People conspiracy-theorized that she’d killed him, or had him killed. Others blamed her in a more indirect way, blamed her for not getting him off drugs or for not getting him enough help with his depression (not understanding that you can’t always save someone from their own pain, no matter how much you love them), or claimed she had driven him so crazy that he’d killed himself. It was easy to hate Courtney, to make her into the scape-girl, because she was loud and angry, because she did drugs, because she had ratty bleached hair and wore ripped-up dresses and smeared red lipstick. She was easy to hate because she played balls-out heavy rock’n’roll, because she did whatever the fuck she wanted. Because she wasn’t some silent sweet thing. Because god forbid we blame a man for his own actions - if he screws up his life, or ends it, it’s because a woman drove him to it, some Yoko Nancy Courtney succubus who was hungry for money, for drugs, for fame, for love. And then Live Through This came out, a week after Kurt’s death, and that made the people who already hated her more furious: as though it were all a gruesome publicity stunt, as though she’d somehow planned the whole thing, planned to have her album drop right after the love of her life fucking killed himself.

I didn’t know much about Courtney, other than what the media and my peers said about her. I’d only heard a couple Hole songs. I did know that I found her intriguing. The things about her that other people hated, like her wild, punk rock Alice in Wonderland style and her brash attitude, I liked those. I thought they were glorious. In some unnamed part of me, I thought she was the sort of person I’d like to be. And then, about a month after Live Through This was released, this alterna-goth-punk grrrl befriended me. My school was a middle school and high school, combined. I was nearing the end of my 6th grade year, and this girl, she was finishing up 9th grade. I never could figure out why she was nice to me - she seemed light-years ahead of me in terms of coolness and experience. Maybe she felt sorry for me, since most of the kids in my grade made fun of the way I looked, the way I walked, the way I existed. Maybe she saw in me a younger version of herself. Whatever the reason, she was so nice to me. When she saw me in the hallway between classes or during lunch or free period, she complimented me on my clothes, or the book I was reading, or she asked me what I was writing in my hateful notebook. She told me it was rad that I kept a journal and wrote poetry. “You should write a zine,” she told me. “Yeah, I’ve been thinking about it,” I said. One day, we got to talking about music. I mentioned some of my favorites: Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, The Cure, Green Day, Operation Ivy. Later that week, she gave me a mix tape of some of her favorites, bands she thought I’d like based on the ones I’d mentioned. I shook with excitement when she handed me the cassette - no one had ever made me a tape before - and I put it in my boombox as soon as I got home. The whole tape was great: Sonic Youth, Soundgarden, 7 Year Bitch, Babes In Toyland, Mudhoney, Nine Inch Nails, Tori Amos, Pixies, Jawbreaker, Hole… I grew to love most of those bands in the coming months and years, but the songs that hit me upon first listen were the Hole songs she’d chosen: “Violet” and “Miss World.” And the sky was made of amethyst / I am the girl you know can’t look you in the eye. The next day, I told her how much I loved the Hole songs, and by the end of the week, she’d dubbed me a copy of Live Through This.

That album was a revelation. It was a horrific fairytale, images of purple skies and roses white and red butting up against kill-me-pills and pieces of a girl in a box by the bed. It was a huge, dark sound, a tale of disillusionment and sorrow and fear, and also desire (desire for sex, for love, for everything). It was my desire and darkness, like someone had yanked it up out of my guts and made it into this music that sounded like dried flower petals wrapped in broken glass. I ripped a couple of my old dresses to shreds, and I tried them on in front of my mirror. I smeared red lipstick on my lips and let my hair tangle. Shreds and smears and tatters, I stood in front of my mirror, and screamed along with Courtney. I want to be the girl with the most cake. (And someday, you will ache like I ache.)

-Jessie Lynn McMains, from Reckless Chants #22 (2015)