i was talking about this the other day

some misconceptions about the net neutrality vote that i keep seeing

some positives and hope about the situation that suck a little less than the possibility of losing it! 

*edited and summarized accordingly. i am not an expert on this by any means; i am learning as i go as we all are*

  • “if the vote goes through today, i’ll miss you all.”
    • even if the vote goes through and is negative, we would NOT lose net neutrality within a few days.
      • the fcc would have to take this to court
        • this court has supported net neutrality before, im p sure
        • plus the fcc has no real case
        • so, there’s hope
      • congress has also introduced a save net neutrality bill so!
    • you would still be able to talk to your internet friends.
  • that this is all about freedom of speech and using social media
    •  if you remember the internet before 2015, it’d be like that.
    • here are some other things:
      • you would pay an extra fee on your monthly internet bill
        • some people obviously cannot afford that
      • it would make it harder for smaller companies and creators to succeed and gain any footing
      • sites would have to pay larger bills depending on traffic
      • sites could be censored more 
      • obviously if you can afford the extra fee(s), the internet would become less accessibe
        • less communication (esp with those in other countries/overseas, like military families), less fortunate schools, etc.
      • the inventor of the internet, tim berners-lee, is in favor of net neutrality. congress is. netflix and other big companies are
      • the un considers the internet a basic human right.
        • a) why are they not doing anything lol
        • b) why should any rule try to mute that supposed right?
  • the biggest thing is people thinking net neutrality will go away immediately if the vote is to repeal it. this is NOT the case.
    • by no means should we stop fighting because there’s a chance, but stop working yourself into a panic and panicking other people. prepare for the worst, but hope for the best. 
    • also, by no means would this end the internet. but it WILL suck if net neutrality goes away.
  • ajit pai doesn give two shits about what we have to say. but congress has a say in this, so contact them. 
  • keep fighting for our internet
    • you should be upset. you should be worried. you should be fighting and contacting the government to let them know you oppose whtever rules repealing net neutrality would put in place or take away. 
She’s very sensitive, and we were talking about this the other day, and I said it blows my mind how you’re so humble and how sensitive- because we were hanging out at her house and Tiffany Haddish was there, and she was saying something about some comment some kid said, and you could tell that it made Taylor’s entire energy shift, because she just loves people so much and she just wants everyone to know where she’s coming from. But I think it’s that passion and that humble quality about her that makes her so great at writing songs that people identify with because she wears her heart on her sleeve and when stuff happens it really does get to her.

Todrick Hall on Taylor Swift (x) 

(via taylrswyft)

So I’m in the café I work at drinking my coffee minding my own business and I notice this young baby like man looking me up and down scowling. Note I’m wearing my double venus necklace and have my ‘rian johnson retire bitch’ tee on. So I’m like

“is there a problem?”

And he just says

“are you a fucking gay anti?”

And I’m like

“Geez what gave it away?” Because I have zero chill when it comes to smart arse male directors and he starts going off on his nut at me, screaming, literally screaming all the usual

Reylo is true love, romance, complex blah blah blah blah. Now he’s so loud that Daisy Ridley comes running in from outside to see what’s going on.

I just turned around and said

“I don’t know who you think you are but how dare you talk to me or anyone like that.”

Daisy just hit the roof, telling him off in front of about ten other baristas for his stupid heterosexual writing, having the nerve to try and make a fascist look attractive when Adam Driver looks like a dead skunk under my porch

And then she finished with the classic line…

“Both Rey and myself are lesbians, thot.”

So he not only embarrassed himself, he got in major trouble and found out that Daisy Ridley is a lesbian Anti too

It was a great start to the day.

~College!au Pen Pal Namjoon~PART FOURTEEN:END

[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] [part 4] [part 5] [part 6] [part 7] [part 8] [part 9] [part 10] [part 11] [part 12] [part 13]

Originally posted by parkjiminer

“You’re my pen pal,” Namjoon repeated for the millionth time. “It all makes so much sense now.”

“It does?” You asked, raising an eyebrow.

“No wonder, Hoseok hyung was acting so giddy lately. I thought it was just the fact that I was going to stop by the dorm–”

“You were?”

“Heh–uh, yeah. But you technically know that since I told you…as your pen pal.”

Closing your eyes, you suddenly remembered all the texts you two’ve exchanged as pen pals. How did you not realize sooner? It was obvious!

“I wanted to apologize–”

“So that ‘girl you hate’ is actually the girl who ruined our relationship?” Your heart sank. You remembered her. She sent you sweet smiles months prior to her snake-like ways. While you were with Namjoon, she found a way to insert herself into her life, but not as a close friend. No, she was more a familiar face you grew to like to see in public.

Who knew her target was your boyfriend? She walked past you with her sweet smiles and cute greetings and at the time, you didn’t notice the winks and flirtatious smiles she sent Namjoon. 

And he fell for them. He started to engage in conversation with you and at first, you thought nothing of it. Then the arguments began…

“What’s gotten into you?”

“C’mon, live a little!”

“Live? You do know that I can’t just blow off my education right?”

“Skipping a day isn’t going to blow off your education, Y/N,” Namjoon muttered. 

“Sure, but it will when this is the fourth time you asked this week!”

“You know what? Whatever. I just wanted to do something fun with my girlfriend but, of course, you’re too consumed with your own life to acknowledge mine.” And with that, he stormed away from you leaving you in front of the building of your next class on campus. 

The next argument you had was what led to your downfall…

“Hey, babe.”

“Hey,” you replied softly, not forgetting the argument you had a few days earlier.

Namjoon leaned down to give you a peck on the cheek and sat across from you in the cafe. 

“What’s wrong?”

“Uh, our fight?”

“What fight?” He looked up from his coffee with a confused brow raised.

“The one about skipping class?”

“Oh, we’re over that right?” he waved you off with a laugh. You squinted your eyes as if analyzing him. What’s up with him? He’s acting so different lately.

“Well, I’m not,” you crossed your arms. Not only did he not apologize, he didn’t even talk to you until earlier that day when he said to meet him at the cafe. You thought he was going to apologize but you guessed not. 

“What do you mean? You’re not over it?”

“Uh, Joon, you yelled at me for caring about my education and said I’m too consumed with my own life.” You were hurt. It was like he didn’t even know he did something wrong. 

“Well because you are. You never have fun! That’s okay, though. I found a new ditch buddy,” he smiled warmly. 

“Ditch buddy?”

“Yeah, you know that girl you talk to sometimes in the hall? The one I just started to talk to?”

“Oh, Y/F/N?” Your furrowed your eyebrows in confusion.

“Yes! She’s who I was with the other day. She’s really cool, you know? I can definitely see you two being friends,” He grinned.

“Nice to know but uh, you still haven’t apologized.”

“You still want me to apologize? Fine, I’m sorry–”

“What’s is going on with you lately? You’re acting so off,” You frowned, grabbing your coffee cup and tossing it into the garbage. Namjoon followed you out of the cafe and walked along campus.

“What do you mean?”

“You’re acting so cold lately. When’s the last time you’ve told me something about your day? I miss your stories you tell me,” You smiled softly at the thought of the random events he went through that he told you about. 

“Geez, I didn’t think you liked them that much,” he rolled his eyes. “Besides, telling them twice isn’t the same.”


“I told Y/F/N first.” Oh. OH. 

“You told her before your own girlfriend?” You were more confused than anything else. How did he get so close to a girl he met a few weeks ago? It took him a few months to open up to you. 

“Yeah…” he shrugged as if it wasn’t a big deal. 

“Okay,” you stopped in your tracks and turned to him, “Why do I feel like you care about her more than me? Now that I think about it, you sure seem giddy whenever we’re in the same room as her.”

“She’s cool. I like being her friend.”

You rolled your eyes, “It’s kind of like you’re wrapped around her finger. Pfft, like she’s the one who persuaded you to skip class,” You laughed humorlessly. When he didn’t reply, you looked back up at him.

“She didn’t,” You trailed off, your heart sinking even further down your chest. 

“She said it’d be fun!”

“Who even are you? You don’t do your homework anymore and it’s like you’re a completely different person!”

“Not my fault Y/F/N is showing me a fun time while you’re not.”

You blinked, speechless. Did he just say another girl was treating him better than you have?

“Well, if she’s showing you such a fun time, maybe you should date her then,” you huffed. 

“Hah, maybe I should!” He paused before holding his arm out, “Wait, Y/N, I didn’t mean that–”

But that’s all you needed to hear before tears brimmed your eyes and you walked away from Namjoon.

“I’m such an idiot. Y/N, you don’t know how lost I am without you. I thought you were holding me down but actually, you were the one pushing me in the right direction. I was just too stubborn to realize.”


“No, please. Let me speak. Even before our breakup, I treated you like absolute shit. I was hanging out with another girl just because she caught my eye because of her wild nature. And that is honestly the worst thing I could’ve done. She knew I’d run straight to her after the break up. But I’m the one to blame. I wish I knew how amazing you were since the beginning. You’ve always been there for me and I wish I was there for you.”

“You have been. You just lost yourself a bit,” A smile tugged at your lips. You knew how bad he felt. Hell, you’ve been talking to him about you all these months.

“I love you, Y/N,” He declared, causing your heart to flutter. It’s been a while since you heard those words from him and it was something you were yearning for. “Would you ever forgive me?”

“You sure that I’m the one you want?”

“Oh, definitely.”

“Then that’s all I need to hear,” You pulled Namjoon into a tight embrace. Leaning away from him, arms apart, you leaned in and gave him a chaste kiss to the lips. 

“AH! Yes!! Finally! Who came up with this plan? I did! Yes, I did!” An ecstatic Hoseok jumped from behind the couch. He pulled you both held each other in a tight hug.

“Hey, wait a minute. You referred to me as Jerkface!” Namjoon smirked, looking at you. 

“You pissed me off. Aren’t I allowed to, big guy?”

“Fair enough, babe.”

“And don’t forget: You left me on read on purpose!”

“It was funny!”

As you two bickered over your past pen pal conversations, Hoseok was watching from afar next to Jungkook, smiling.

 “Who would’ve thought, though? Exes being pen pals. Must’ve been fate.”

“Must’ve been.”

AND ITS OVER!! I GAVE SOME BACKGROUND INFO ABOUT THE BREAKUP TOOOO HAHA;;;SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG! I literally started writing this at around seven and didn’t finish till now omgggg

I hoped you liked it!! I loved this twist of events soooo much and I hope you did!

Let me know here!

Also the next pen pal issssss…JIMIN!!! I’m excited for his, too, muahahah:))))

In a meeting the other day, folks started talking about forgiveness, and some folks were talking bout how “it’s easy to write people off as bad” and that it was hard but important to remember that people have the capacity to change and grow

And like, I wish I had the security and courage to be able to say:

1. It’s absolutely not easy to write people off as “bad” (or rather, not worthy of sacrificing your life, health, and safety to try to “fix”). Talk to literally any abuse survivor ever before starting to regurgitate that nonsense truism that it’s “easy” to walk away from someone because it’s fucking not and a lot of very strong people have struggled for years trying to do that, and struggled for years afterwards recovering from the psychological mindfuck that is trying to justify valuing your own life enough to walk away from a monster knowing they’re still out there fucking up people’s lives and never getting over the part of you that blames yourself for not being able to get them to stop being a monster and not being willing to sacrifice yourself to keeping them focused on you so they won’t hurt other people. It’s so fucking hard. I wish everyone would stop acting like it’s the simple, easy, (selfish) option. 

2. EVERYONE knows that most people have the capacity to change. That’s actually a big part of why people who continue to do monstrous things don’t deserve forgiveness or compassion. They are capable of doing the right thing, and they choose not to, every day. Neo-nazis and rapists and serial abusers are all capable of not making life utter hell for people around them. They’re not unable to stop hurting people, they’re unwilling to. And that’s why they aren’t worth your time. It’s why you can’t fix an abuser. Because they don’t want to treat you like a human being. They don’t want to view you as a person worthy of basic respect and autonomy. You can’t teach someone how to view another person as a human being, because that isn’t a problem of ignorance. They know they’re hurting you and they do. not. care. 



Joyful things!!

Yesterday: Alright, this happened on Sunday but I can’t stop grinning when I think about it! I was leading a workshop on LGBTQ+ identities for a youth group on Sunday and we were talking about how, in the Bible, one way you created a formalized relationship with another person was by giving them something like a cloak or another piece of clothing. I asked them if anyone could think of a way we still do that today (expecting that someone would pick up on wedding rings), but this one middle schooler said “Yeah, like when there’s only one pudding cup left in the fridge and I give it to my best friend!”

Today: Christmas tree lights! I’ve been sitting by our Christmas tree with all the other lights off every night for the past few days, and it makes me feel so relaxed and cozyyyyy

Let’s have a serious talk

I’m sure you’re aware the vote is tomorrow. This means there is a possibility that net neutrality could be repealed

If it is gone, I have a few words

To start, thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet all of you, even if few, it is a blessing beyond words.

Thank you for teaching me and informing me on so much, not just astrology, but about the world.

Thank you for having open minds and open ears to other people who needed it.

You probably made so many people’s day, and that in itself is beautiful.

Thank you for showing me the beauty of the world when all that we have seen was dark and ugly parts.

The aesthetics and little toys we find and shirts and necklaces

Thank you for conversing about… everything.

Even the conversations the weird (like whether that rock y’all were talking about that one time could be used as a dildo) they were fun.

Thank you for being original.

Honestly, all of you are so beautiful and deserve praise for who you are.

And most importantly, thank you for existing.

Every breath you take in matters in this world. Every post you make makes a change, every step brings you closer, every word you speak makes a difference, and every second you are alive can ultimately change the world itself.

It’s crazy sometimes how far we’ve came with the internet and how many people we’ve interacted with.

So if it does get repealed, I love you, and goodbye.

But hopefully that’ll never happen, we need the internet!

Tomorrow’s the day…

Remember to call congress again in the morning

anonymous asked:

Now other popular artists in the fandom are talking about you and it genuinely hurts me to see such hatred in this fandom.

…i don’t know where this is happening :( sigh well i mean. Again i can’t be sure what this is really about so I don’t want to make any false assumptions / insinuations or say bad shit about anyone. so i guess i just take it???

i mean they all have more followers than me so even if i do know what’s going on i don’t think it’ll matter that much :( 

i’ve got some pretty bad RL stuff going on so at least that’s given me my perspective back haha but. Well i’ll still try finish watercast even if everyone decides to not read it or smth haha.

anonymous asked:

I think Kylo staying in the darkness it's acually most accurate thing ever done. I mean... why he should switch off the sides? Darkness is known, it's safe, it's the light what hurted him and made him a monster he thinks he is.

I was talking to my therapist (who specializes in trauma and abuse cases) about this the other day as I was trying to process Kylo doubling down and she absolutely agrees with you.

amytreblelewis  asked:

Mister, daddy and I got into a fight a few days ago, and it never seemed to really come to a resolution. I started giving him the silent treatment this morning and haven't heard from him all day and part of me wants to talk to him, but the other part is just so mad... any advice?

the silent treatment isnt really helpful… other than to just perpetuate your problems as well as immaturity on both sides. I am a staunch believer that everything can be resolved with simply sitting down like adults and talking about things in a non judgmental and non confrontational manner.

we attack the problem, not the person. and if the problem cannot be resolved, then we need to reexamine the situation and decide if the person we are with is conducive to our growth or not. 

Man is full of pride and will go to great lengths to show it. While its in no way a good thing, forcing him into acting upon your ignorance towards him is a passive aggressive way of you diluting his authority and position over you, that you gave to him in the first place.

in simple terms.. you are not allowing him to be daddy.

I dont know the nature of the fight, and in a lot of ways it doesnt matter. you have both been wrong in the way the situation is being handled. I recommend that the both of you shove your pride to the side and talk about things in a civilized manner in a way that focuses on the issues and not the people who cause them.

Another thing I like to urge those couples that i counsel to employ is something called “the conference table.”

each week you carve out a scheduled hour of your time to simply sit and talk about the week, providing each other a space to express your feelings, concerns, etc… while focusing on problems and not people. “you always…” or “you make me..” or “when you do this…” is not attacking a problem. Its pointing a finger.

Adjust your thoughts and speech accordingly. 

Do this in an environment and at a time when theres no distractions. no phones, no driving, no ipads or neflix…. pay attention to each other and communicate effectively. 

anonymous asked:

So let me get this right, Sam went to London the same day Cait appeared on the morning show but he went for Bloodwise and MPC. She went to Iteland right after the talk show and he came back to Glasgow. He saw the band today so clearly he is not in Ireland with Cait. Sounds sad that he is alone. More proof they are not together. If they were, he would clearly be with her in Ireland.

The travels sounds about right to me but I am sure there are others who are better informed on their movements. But IF he is alone it doesn’t sound sad to me and just because he’s enjoying some tunes is sure as hell not PROOF that they are not together. 

7th period Gossip

S and I have this thing where on some days in the morning we’ll just tell each other “gossip” and the other one knows that it means we’re gonna talk to each other during 7th period about stuff we’ve heard or issues.

Today was funny. I went up to S in the morning and told him “gossip during 7” and he was like “oh cool I wanted to talk about people anyhow”. Then we both walked away.

We do this all the time and it’s really funny.

anonymous asked:

I've recently discovered I'm genderfluid. Some days I feel female (I was born female) and some days I feel male. I never feel in between male and female and my feelings for whatever gender I am that day are extreme. If I feel female, everything's okay, but if I feel male, I am so depressed that I cannot physically be male. I'm looking for a way to stop being genderfluid and just be one gender because it drives me crazy and is interfering with my productivity, happiness, and relationships.

That sounds like really serious dysphoria. I’m sorry you’re going through that, but you can’t really “choose” to be genderfluid if you have dysphoria. The best you can do is talk to other people about it who feel the same way, and try dressing more masculine and doing masculine things. Even if you can’t be male, you’re still male on the inside and that’s valid as heck. Let us know if we can help with anything else!

~ Wren

Something I want to share

Sometimes when I’m home alone I sit on the floor (yes on the floor) and my thoughts start to wonder. Is there anyone on the world, who is just like me? I prefer to spend my time on things that (I think) nobody wants to spend time on… so I do it secretly. I prefer to obsess over things that others (I think) find weird… so I do it secretly. I’d love to talk every minute of every day about those things that really interest me, but I’m scared of being judged… so I keep it to myself. I sit on the floor and I feel like a weirdo. I feel misunderstood. At least that’s how I feel about 90% of the time.

But then there’s Tumblr, the important 10%. This weird online platform where I’m accepted for who I am, including all those things and obsessions of mine. A place where I met friends for life. Real friends. I’m not sure if anyone cares enough to read this, but if you do: Thank you. For making me feel like I belong.

And for anyone who can relate, trust me. You belong as well. You matter. And to throw in one last quote:

‘Don’t try to be normal, you’ll never know how amazing you can be ♥️’

Contemplating about sharing a piece of writing every day leading up to Christmas. I’m talking short stories and a few poems I’ve done either for myself or for my classes, and what with term 1 coming to a close, I may have the time to also throw in one or two chapters of Glitched. Now granted, knowing me, a majority of my writing is dark or horror-based, but nonetheless, I’d love to share some stuff with you guys.

But the question is: Would anyone be interested in reading any of it?

No Place I'd Rather Be by LGFUADJJ
By Organization for Transformative Works

4K+ Words. YuuYu. Teen Rating. Mpreg (Non A/B/O). One-shot.

Summary: Victor is woken up at dark o'clock by a frantic Yuri. Then, Yuuri shows up with more problems at a later, yet, still ungodly hour. None of this would be happening if they would, just maybe, talk to each other.


Victor was cozy in a deep sleep, dreaming about something pleasant. It was sunny and warm, something he needed in the dead of winter Russia was in at the moment. But a certain sound threatened to tear him from the dream. Something familiar but in his dreamlike state he opted to ignore and rather continue to focus on the sun on his skin.

“Victor, please answer your phone.” Christophe’s grumbles and prodding in his side finally took him out of his dream.

After finally waking him, Christophe turned onto his side and pulled the covers over his head. Victor huffed before fumbling around on his night stand for the intrusive sound that was his phone.

Read more on AO3.

anonymous asked:

Askjamessirius, asklilyluna, curly-haired-wizard

- Coriiiiiiiiiiiiii my hedgehog loving bud!!!! We literally mostly only communicate via Snapchat but like??? I am so so glad we started talking because you are the sweetest thing but also hella good with the sass??
- Cori is one of the best people ever?? Talent up the wazoo and creativity that leaves me in complete awe
- I really do adore Cori though because like….it’s so difficult to start messaging someone but when we started talking it basically become talking about hedgehogs and I will one day get one and then our hedgehogs will have to hang out…which means so will we :D
~ Cori, I am seriously so glad we’re friends because the fact that we can mostly Snapchat and the occasional video is super chill and like, we also gotta watch the PJO movies and rant about them, but we can work that out once you’re on break and all that jazz. Ack, okay, anywho, you’re brilliant and I adore you and you’re just super special to me and you make me so super happyyyyy, ya sweetheart 💖

- Miller!!!! Oh man oh man, you guys I should tell you that the first time I talked to Miller on a videochat, I squealed and got super excited because I’d only ever messaged her and then I was talking to her and it was great!! Because she is one of the funniest and most sarcastic people ever I can’t even
- She’s a dream, you guys, a literal dream, so creative and kind and honest and too phenomenal for words
- You can only hope to befriend this amazing person to experience a friendship from. Be prepared for a smart cookie who will have you laughing a heck of a lot and has a wonderful amount of energy
~ Miller, you’re really amazing. Like, your rps are ones I’ve always admired and loved and your humor is one of my favorites and the times we’ve been able to talk are great and I just really appreciate you and your everything and just ack ily my dude :D

- I already talked about Maddy but this is the dream team so like gotta write about them all if even just a little bit??
- Maddy, just wanna reiterate, you’re the bomb.com and just….friend, you are as magnificent as your curls