i'm an adult why is this happening

why r people so weirded out that 13/14 year old are on tumblr like….tumblr is for teens and young adults and all….to me that’s normal. i started using it when i was 12!…..what i find weirder is when older people follow the younger people and talk about the age difference. like unfollow. it’s not something to discuss….like when i was 14 i had to block this woman in the same fandom as me because she was 31 and trying to interact with me like that shouldn’t b okay why r older people so intrigued by younger ppl

  • What she said: I'm fine
  • What she meant: Suki seems to live as an independent adult despite being 15 years old, where are her parents? Are they dead? Suki never mentions any family, but she must have relatives. Why/how is Suki the oldest of the Kyoshi Warriors? What happened to all the adult Kyoshi Warriors? I doubt Kyoshi Warriors retire at young ages, so where are they? The current ones had to have been taught by someone. When we're on Kyoshi Island we don't see too many adults, let alone adult women. Where did they all go? Did the older Kyoshi Warriors go off to fight in the war? If so, how come Oyaji said that "Kyoshi's stayed out of the war so far"? Also was Suki's mother a Kyoshi Warrior? Suki must have begun training at an early age and learning at home would seem to give her an edge, making her the most skilled among her age group as she is shown to be. Did Suki have a similar relationship to her mom like Sokka had with his father? It seems like Suki and Sokka could have a pretty interesting conversation about that. What about-
  • BTS: Jungkook you're an adult now, you have to ask a girl out someday soon
  • Jungkook: w..what..? G..girl.? Why?
  • BTS: because you will eventually fall in love with someone
  • Jungkook: I'm already in a relationship..
  • BTS: WHAT! With who.?
  • Jikook looks at each other and smile sweetly
  • BTS: ew..
  • (I can seriously see this happening)

anonymous asked:

I'm just scared with "Shiro" back, it will put a divide between Keith and the others because they will treat him as the leader again, not listening to the decisions Keith wants to make ;; (like they already did in season 3)

Well, to be fair they only didn’t listen when Keith made… reckless decisions. Which is good - the team doesn’t feel afraid to speak up when their leader messes up. They have seen how Keith acted before he stepped up as a leader and they know that he will need extra support (at least until he gets used to his position). When he actually presents a good plan, they listen without complaints:

^here are two examples, one back in s3e3 even before Keith got his shit together and one in s3e4. It’s always been like this - Keith has the self-confidence and presence of a leader, he just… doesn’t really use it. He never had to lead anyone but himself and the team knows this. Keith internalizes his struggles but he doesn’t actively try to appear “perfect” as Shiro does so they know what he needs help with. In a way, they are more of a team now than they were before.

And even with ‘Shiro’ back the team is still extremely supportive of leader!Keith. Shiro was already back when Lance came to talk to him in his room because “he is the leader now”. When they called him out when he wanted to pursue Lotor with the comet-ship it wasn’t anything different from what they had done in episode 3. In that episode were also these scenes:

Here we have Keith supporting and presenting a plan to ‘Shiro’ and ‘Shiro’ supporting Keith. In the first one it looks like a leader talking to their teammate; in the second one it looks like a friend talking to a friend. Even ‘Shiro’ himself is supportive of leader!Keith. The only problem is that he is used to leading, likes it and is already seen as a leader by the team.

It’s definitely possible that the team will get torn while having 2 leaders that give conflicting orders. (I’m excluding Allura here because I’m talking about in-battle leaders; Allura is and has always been the only outside of battle leader :P) We have already seen Keith and ‘Shiro’ talking over one another and almost fighting in the middle of battle over how they should proceed. But I doubt that the other team members will revert to how they were before Shiro disappeared - they have learned to take on a more active role and speak up when they have complaints. It’s unlikely that they’ll go back to blindly following Shiro when they have worked together with Keith for months now. 

A negative thing that might happen though is that the team might get divided into different ‘fractions’. Some will prefer ‘Shiro’’s style of leading, some will prefer Keith’s. Keith and ‘Shiro’ need to work their differences out before the team gets thrown into disarray once more D:

anonymous asked:

How can a man that loves a woman make bruises on her? How can a man that loves her even do such a thing? I don't wanna be hit by no man I want cuddles and kisses and love. What is wrong with women that want to be hurt or beaten? Why do they want him to hit them?? I'm trying to understand why... if he is willing to hit or beat her is he abusive? What's abuse if it's not? Should a woman be okay with this? I'm a little having trouble understanding... I was beaten as a child and never want that.

I am really glad you asked this question, and I would encourage you to examine and process my answer with an open mind.

The thing to understand about BDSM in the first place is that its an adult kink. One in which most (ALL SHOULD) engage in with complete consent and respect for each other. It doesnt always happen that way, but the base and core of the old code dictates that it should. Its much more than leather and whips and chains… its much more than some 50 shades of garbage or terribly made porno would have you believe.

Some of the key elements that go along with what we call “Impact play”, that is what you describe above in loose terms, are things I would invite you to investigate more after you have finished reading this.

Consensual Non Consent

An element in which the parameters of the relationship and the scene (or playtime) is discussed ahead of time between the individuals. Basically what it means in simple terms is that the couple agrees to what will and wont happen and ACT as if the submissive in the relationship has no say in anything, no will, gives up their power, etc. to the Dominant. This should always come with the safe word option, that is.. the word that will bring an end to the activity and cause it to immediately come back to “vanilla” (the plain common worlds way) and then aftercare and such can be administered. This usually only exists during scene play, casual encounters of playtime, and in Master/slave relationships. 

And yes it can be done the wrong way.. just as anything else in our lives and relationships can be. It can cause harm, it can cause mental and emotional damage, it can be abused… but so can anything in vanilla relationships

TOTAL POWER EXCHANGE

No two BDSM relationships are the same.Each has their own ways, rules, etc… but we all share common elements. You may also sometimes see the relationship referred to as D/s (Dominant/submissive) and with that, there are several… flavors we could call them.. of those relationships. The most extreme of which are Master/slave in which the “slave” gives up all and total rights. 

But guess what… she does this willingly and of her own consent and control. These kinds of relationships usually come with preconceived contracts at the start, and clauses within those contracts that also include safe words for extreme situations. When the submissive or slave decides to give up complete power to her Dominant she is expressing that she also has total and complete trust in this person to care for her every need, fill her every desire and give her what she needs to feel whole

What she needs to feel whole is hers and hers alone. That could be anything from a daily spanking, to being tied to the porch and left for 8 hours a day. Thats her kink. her will. her desire… and she places those things in his hands with the trust that he can then reciprocate what it takes to please her.

Kinks can stem from various things

The world of psychology, anthropology and human studies is going to tell you a lot of things in regards to why people act the way they do and like what they like.

Just because a woman enjoys being spanked, doesnt mean she likes being slapped in the face. Just because she likes being slapped in the face doesnt mean she sees it as abuse.

A good portion of littles in the DD/lg and CG/l portion of the kink are the way they are because of things that happened in the past. More often things that happened just after the last time they felt safe and innocent. This is why you will see them talk about having a little age.. or more technically, a regression age.

regression therapy has been used since as long as anyone can remember in therapy and psychology in order to get the root of certain issues in people and then expose them to be able to begin the therapeutic process. Its nothing new, and the kink side of things uses it as many things… for kink, for coping, for safety and security… like I said, no two relationships in this lifestyle are the same. No two submissives, Dominants, slaves, littles, pets, etc are the same either… even if we all share commonalities. 

Part of the kink is whats called IMPACT PLAY

IMPACT PLAY

Impact play in its most simple form is the use of physicality during scene play (playtime, sex, intimate time, etc)

This involves everything from spanking, to paddling, to flogging, slapping, objectification, and more. Basically anything that involves physical interaction in a way that isnt vanilla sex. 

But again, realize this… its something that is talked about, agreed to, worked out and planned in advance. If it isnt, that’s rape. Not to be confused with rape play, which again, is just like impact play in that its agreed upon and worked out ahead of time with safety, limits and a safeword. 

These are playtimes that involve the consent of both (or more) parties involved. And it is in no way shape or form about abuse.

The submissive asks the Dominant to do these things. And he does them because he loves her. He wants to fill her needs, he wants to see her be pleasured. And just because she derives that pleasure from taking a swat with a paddle or having hot wax poured on her… doesnt make her or the action wrong.

You might like to race cars, or eat spaghetti, or build dollhouses or whatever and if someone else doesnt get their pleasure from those things, they still dont have the right to tell you what to enjoy or how to enjoy it.

Just in the same way, no one has the right to tell her that enjoying the paddle or the saint andrews cross is wrong. Because its what she wants. Its what she consented to. Its how she copes, gets pleasure, gets the release she needs from stress of life and so on and so forth.

Taking the paddle is no different than being a quarterback in the NFL

One of the reasons a boxer becomes a boxer is because he enjoys the risk of being punched and hurt. But he also enjoys the rush and the feeling it gives him when said actions occur.

To put things in better perspective: Force = mass x acceleration

A good paddle is made of solid wood. Usually a quarter inch to half inch thick, with at least a 4 inch wide blade, and a 2 foot long paddle face. In the hands of an average built Dom, a paddle will hit the bottom of a submissive with roughly 800 lbs of force, traveling anywhere from 30 to 40 mph before strike at its most powerful swing. The bottom (depending on its size) takes a certain amount of the force and works as a shock absorb-er, rifling the waves of impact down her legs and up her spine and across her body . … and leaves considerable bruising, and gives her a full body experience she cannot get otherwise.

An NFL quarterback who is moving at a rate of about 10 mph away from his aggressor will take a tackle from a 250lb man with an impact of 1000 lbs of force at comparably 6G’s of speed. 

Why do I compare the two?

Because both are consensual. Both are risk. Both have reward. Both are known about before hand, and both are beneficial to the parties involved. Is it wrong for the quarterback to willingly step into an arena where he knows the risk of being tackled and injured by a man much larger than him exists? and without a safe word to tell him to stop.

Then why is it wrong for a consenting woman who is actually in control of her situation to do the same?

HEALTH BENEFITS

Note: This section will contain facts from scientific studies, college courses, medical journals, doctoral papers, and sports medicine. These are things that I learned from college courses and the papers and studies that went into them.


The health benefits of activities that involve placing stress on the body (like high impact excersize and extreme sports) are enormous. In the same way, a good spanking can deliver a parallel  experience to doing the Insanity workout.

Among the fact that the endorphin rush, dopamine enhancement, and feeling of accomplishment just for starters can bring, theres also the growth of cognitive functions in raising the brains awareness of the self.. which improves your executive functions or rather the higher level thinking skills you use.

the neurological growth that occurs through the changing and growth of the chemicals in the brain,  which helps to increase your focus. during high impact situations you become micro aware of your own body and what its going through, which helps to increase self awareness and get in tuned with yourself.

Improving your focus makes you concentrate, which also improves your memory. the stress of the situation makes you think faster, which improves your reasoning and reaction.

Taking a good spanking can actually improve your willpower. Scientific studies show that a persons willpower (their ability to make decisions that are better for them than others and avoid those that are harmful) is actually linked to executive function of the brain… which is improved through the growth of cognitive function… which can come from high impact play.

High impact play is also scientifically shown to reduce stress, anxiety, give you emotional resilience.. it fights (and actually can prevent) depression, increases pain tolerance, reduces fatigue, makes your brain grow (encouraging the growth of new cells), improves mood and happiness, improves sleep, boosts productivity, reduces addictive behaviors, and overall improves, enhances and grows just about every positive aspect of your life. 

AND IF ALL THAT DOESNT MAKE YOU THINK…

Then let me hand it over to some older submissives and littles that I asked about the subject. Because really, when you need an answer on something… get the facts from the source. So i surveyed 7 older submissives with great experience and here is what they told me:


Submissive female 1: “For me its cathartic, it gives me the ability to release whatever stress or shitty thing thats going on in my life. Its being able to place myself into the hands of someone who knows and loves me, and allow them to take everything that I can give, and give me everything that they can too. Its not about the pain, its about the growth of each person I think. It makes me feel strong. It makes me know I’m strong even when I feel like I’m not. D/s gives me security. It makes me feel at home. It helps me to know that I’ll be okay because I have someone who will help me be ok.

the impact part, thats where it becomes more than just a physical thing. Its a mental thing too. its a spiritual thing. It connects me with someone deeply… and it gets me off.”

Submissive female 2: “ In the above scenario, if a man is hitting a woman and it is not part of a negotiated,  consensual scene it is abuse. This woman clearly is not interested in engaging in impact play, and therefore her partner should respect that.  In regards to her attitude, other people do things within their relationships that don’t make sense to others and would not work for them. For instance, I have a girl-friend who goes to the hospital for medical procedures alone. Even major surgeries. She doesn’t want her husband there. I can’t imagine going to have an organ removed from my body or a bone set with out my s-o there to support me. However, this is their preference and it works for them. I can’t tell them its wrong and I shouldn’t judge it because it isn’t my relationship, no one is being harmed, and both partners are happy.

In the case of sexual relation ships and consensual kink the same principle applies.they are both consenting, both happy with the situation, and no one is harmed or had their consent violated as a part of the experience, it is up to the individuals involved to determine if its right or wrong.

Submissive female 3: In my case its a turn that comes with an extreme amount of trust in the person doing the hitting. I need it for control in my life but to others it might be something different. It isnt abuse if both parties are in agreement of each others limits and the key word should look for is CONSENT for BOTH  parties involved.

Why would you put bruises or marks on me? Think about it.

Personally I would feel owned if you marked me in that way… Sure you could just slap a ring on it and call it a day but marking is more intimate and means more to people receiving and giving the marks”

Submissive female 4: “If both adults consent than its not abuse. Like so many others, I have been abused physically, sexually, and psychologically… to this end I cannot abide verbal degradation or closed fists swinging in anger.

That said, on the days I am feeling numb, chaotic mentally, the lashes of physical pain give me something to focus on. When attempting meditation one uses mental exercises or recites a phrase. there are times in my life when that is effective. For days its not, physical pain gives me something which to start my focus so that my mind can follow suit once I hit that sub space.”  

Submissive female 5: “Love doesnt have to physically hurt. However, the some people enjoy the contrasting sensations of pain and pleasure as they are opposites and heighten the senses. It would have to be in the confines of safe, sane and consensual with open communication and explicit direction as to what is and is not acceptable in their dynamic.

There are multiple ways to both give and receive love (as seen in the 5 love languages by Dr. Gary Chapman) and no one way is correct for every person and people can have multiple love languages. However, love should not be fear based out of physical attacks”

Submissive female 6: “i think its about the difference. Just like how theres a difference between spanking a child and abuse. It should never be done out of anger but rather to give a reminder to not break the rules.

When its done for the pleasure of the one being hit, it should still never be done out of anger. The sub has some control with the use of limits and safe words that would not exist in an abusive situation.

there are a lot of reasons why pain can be pleasurable. it is a reminder of your endurance, it provides a special warm and tingly sensation that is unique, and a spanking can send a vibration down through the body that touches on other sensitive areas. 

i also like the sore feeling after a workout because it makes me feel strong and tough. plus the after care is so calming and affirming.”

Submissive female 7: “For me the purple bruises are beautiful reminders of my time with my Sir. I enjoy the spanks and hits to my ass and tits. i crave them from time to time. They are releases for me. Not punishments.

To me its not abuse because we have that trust and communication. The hits actually put me in a place where I dont think, but feel. it lets you just feel”


Notice the trends? consent… strength… thinking… feeling… trust… 

Hopefully this has shed some insight on the topic and given you a better perspective on the lifestyle and the way impact play is treated and regarded. 

i don’t understand why people say stuff like ‘the homosexuality makes no sense in context’ in book reviews i mean does the heterosexuality of most books make any sense??? are the characters ever compatible??? no they’re just two teenagers who happen to be of the opposite gender so they’re sort of mashed together like an unsatisfying combination of brownies and yogurt 

Shadowhunters as John Mulaney quotes
  • Magnus: I like to lean in and go “stop snitchin’ motherfucker” and walk off. ‘cause you’re never too young to learn our national no snitching policy
  • Alec: You know those days where you’re like, "this might as well happen"? Adult life is already so damn weird
  • Clary: I also don't want me to be doing what I'm doing
  • Maia: I think Emily Dickenson's a lesbian
  • Jace: I'll keep all my emotions here, and one day I'll die
  • Izzy: I always thought quicksand was gonna be a much bigger problem than it turned out to be
  • Simon: In terms of, like, instant relief, canceling plans is like heroin
  • Luke: Why do people shush animals? They've never spoken
  • Maryse: "You have the moral backbone of a chocolate éclair" you know, how you talk to a child
  • Sebastian: I'm really sorry about last night, it's just that I'm mean and loud

kirasdream13  asked:

Ok so that gif post that you just posted, the upper right hand one where Emily takes Corvo's hand, I JUST noticed that she smiles slightly when she takes his hand, then lifts her chin a bit and walks with perfect posture befitting a queen. After being near alone for 6 months with her mom killed and not knowing about Corvo, she exudes confidence and strength upon holding her dad's hand. I'm going to cry in a corner now.

I’m actually glad you’re bringing this up, because I watched through this scene many times, thought about their body language in all the ways they express their affection on such moments, so. I completely agree.

I mean, there’s a good reason why the Heart says Emily sees and knows far more than she lets on, and the game is basically full of implications of the same notion. That Emily is a child, but actually a highly inquisitive, attentive and clever one, and she understands what’s happening around her way more than the adults give her credit for. She has the demeanour of a playful child, but she also possesses the skill of maintaining a certain facade by this point, and she knows it will be easier for everyone, herself included, if she doesn’t draw too much attention to her own grief. She doesn’t seem to talk about it much and tries her best to carry herself with dignity and appear as lighthearted as she can, even though it takes its toll and Callista hears her cry at night.

In other words, this child learned how to wear a mask too early for her years.

So, what I love about this scene is how it clearly serves as a…transition, of sorts. In the place where she was held as a hostage, she was almost reduced to a nobody, and after that heartbreakingly affectionate reuinion she had with Corvo, I have no doubt it was the same on their way back, on the boat, where she could be chatty, or simply sit at Corvo’s side hugging his arm and trying to anchor herself in this new reality where she’s finally free and he’s alive, and Samuel and boatman allows himself the little slip where he sees her as simply a scared little girl and not a future empress, and she just laughs in response and doesn’t mind.

As you arrive, however, you can spot Wallace from the distance, the way he runs back into the pub and calls for everyone to come over to the shore and greet you, and as Emily steps out of the boat, after the private and quiet familiarity of Corvo’s presence, she’s faced with being a princess again - people are bowing and addressing her formally. She has no luxury of being a scared little girl any longer, she has expectations to fulfill and she falls back into the role surprisingly quickly, because she knows she should. 

And that little gesture Corvo offers her before she does it, before she steps into that role, seems to be what gave her the courage to do so, to step over the threshold and be what people expect of her, and it’s a little silly in its overly courteous manner, but it’s a gesture of comfort, of reassurance and encouragement. So that she knows, without a single word being said, that even though she has a certain role to fulfill in front of all these people she only just met, he’s there and he won’t leave her again. It’s like all the times their games were over and he would hand her back, with the same gesture, to her teachers and nannies and governesses, in a world slightly different from the one they live in when they spend their family time together. And with this sense of familitarity, it’s all a little bit less scary.

anonymous asked:

wait, what's the difference between Cassian's real age and the age they say he is?

I’m assuming this is in response to my tags about the amazing @notbecauseofvictories thing I reblogged about Cassian and Mon Mothma, because I vaguely remember typing something like that, but it might not have been; regardless, if anyone reading this diatribe hasn’t read it, they should go do that. 

Diego Luna is 36. 37 now. Born in 1979, just like me. Look at him, look at his face as he plays Cassian; he has creases around his eyes and the bones of his face are sharp in a way they weren’t when Diego Luna was in his mid-20s. He’s beautiful, he’s not young, he’s weathered and sharp and his life is engraved on his face. He’s not old, but he’s not young. I can’t find the still I want: it’s when Jyn has the blaster and he tells her to give it to him, and she slyly says “Trust goes both ways” and he stares at her for a moment. Every minute he has lived shows in his face in that shot, every moment of pure agonizing bullshit he has ever weathered is just right there to see, and it’s fucking amazing. It’s like a half-second acting clinic in Having A Face While Being In Your Late Thirties And Having Seen Some Shit. It’s absolutely what I wish I could do with my face. (I can’t. I have zits and wrinkles at the same time. No one takes me seriously, I get carded for booze, and I’m also old enough to be invisible. it’s amazing.) I can’t find it, so have this still instead. 

According to Wookieepedia and various promotional materials, Cassian Andor is 26.

It’s not… impossible… for a man of 26 to look like that but… why… 

I’ve just done the Extra™ thing and looked up what Diego looked like when he was 26.

As someone of Diego’s actual age, I feel like that matters. I understand, Cassian would lead a more weathering life than Diego presumably has (I actually don’t really know his RL business but I’m assuming it involved a lot less murder and espionage, and I’m super sorry if that’s an incorrect assumption, but come on Diego is a human sunshine muffin I’m not drawing this out of thin air here).

He’s still not a baby in this photo, of course. He has lines around his eyes, a little bit. Probably if he were frowning his forehead would have some of that crease in it that Cassian has in every frame (because he is frowning in every frame, but, you know). But his cheekbones are still smoothly hidden under softness, there are no hollows above his jaw, he’s soft and smooth and pretty and it doesn’t take anything away, he just doesn’t have as many lived moments in his face to turn wearily on Jyn and visibly decide that he just has no fucks left to give over whether she shoots him or not.

Anyway! A bunch of us writer types were sort of just assuming that Cassian was played by an actor about his age, and have constructed headcanons accordingly, and they are way more interesting headcanons I think than him being a murder baby! It’s the sort of thing, I admit, that at 26 I would have been like “what does it matter” but now that I am 37 I am like “no it matters a bunch, honey”. 

ALSO FELICITY JONES is 33 and I was SO EXCITED that they had a heroine over 30 but NO, Jyn is supposed to be like 20 or whatever, WTF. WTF! WTF! Ugh. COME ON, LET WOMEN AGE. It’s bad enough the only women in star wars have to be under five-three and brunette with large eyes and wide mouths but now they also have to be under 30 whether or not their actress is. (CARRIE FISHER WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME.)

Obviously the casting people weren’t really thinking “not every adventure has to happen to Very Young Adults” which is what I was so excited about, they were thinking “These Hot Young People Should Be Played By Hot Slightly-Older People Because Adventure Makes You Look Slightly Older Than You Are”, which is bullshit

  • <p> <b>Arin:</b> I never had like, physical bullying. It was always verbal<p/><b>Danny:</b> Emotional<p/><b>Arin:</b> and it always had to do with whether or not I was gay- like that's- it's like, why is that even an insult?<p/><b>Danny:</b> It's not<p/><b>Arin:</b> And I never really like- I was like "No.. I'm not. and?"<p/><b>Danny:</b> It is weird, cause especially growing up in the 80's like, with school-yard bullying and shit like, gay was the worst thing you could be. And now like- now that we're all adults and y'know, we live in a city, have tons of gay friends, it's like "uh, alright". It'd be the same as if they were like "You're Chinese!" and it's like "eh.. s'just a thing.."<p/><b>Arin:</b> Yeah I was born that way<p/><b>Danny:</b> yeah, also i'm not. I happen to not be but it'd be fine if I was Chinese<p/></p>
  • Friend, texting: Bet you didn't see that coming
  • Friend: Well neither did the Doctor
  • Me, who hates puns: GOD WHY
  • Mum: What, what is it, what's happening
  • Mum: *stealing my phone and laughing her head off*
  • Me: NO STOP GIVE IT BACK
  • Mum's boyfriend: TELL HIM YOU'RE TURNING A BLIND EYE AND YOU CAN'T SEE WHERE HE'S COMING FROM
  • Mum and her boyfriend: *laughing madly and texting puns to friend pretending to be me*
  • Me: *wrestling for the phone and screaming*
  • Friend: I- What- I'm proud of you
  • Me: NO JESUS
witchverse story #1

Naima, Baba and the Secret Tree House

Naima was eleven the first time she made the biggest mistake anyone, as she had been told, could ever make. She left her home without a light.

She hadn’t done it on purpose, but she hadn’t turned around either, once she’d noticed. It was okay, right, as long as she stayed with her best friend? Baba had a light with her, and they always were together anyways. 

But as she tugged on her wide-rimmed hat, pulling it further down her forehead, her granny’s voice sounded relentlessly in her ear, so much Naima almost expected her to be standing right behind her if she turned. ‘Never be without a light,’ the voice said, as it always did. It was a greeting and a farewell on the Edge, the parts she called her home; it always had been. Even before she was born, even before her granny was born. For a child of eleven, anything that came before their own life seemed barely tangible or thinkable, let alone a life in which there were no grannies. 

Eleven was also an age where any child deemed themselves wiser than they were: they no longer believed everything they were told, they asked and doubted and noticed. And so Naima wasn’t at all convinced that it was really bad to be without a light. It was just something nobody ever did – but maybe they had never tried? Maybe it wasn’t so bad to be without a light. Any maybe, if only she’d finally get her own wand, she wouldn’t have to remember to take that stupid old lamp with her all the time!

Naima was stomping now, her lips puckered in defiance. 

They were all just scary stories, the kind that adults told children. She knew that with all the certainty of an eleven year old. (It was a lot of certainty, at least in that moment. The certainty of eleven year olds has the tendency to change by the second.)

“Naima,” came the exasperated voice of her best friend, “What are you just standing there for, come on! We don’t have all day! Remember the plan?”

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The Phantom of the Opera (25th anniversary)
  • Prologue: 666 nUMbeR of THE beAst I meAN MAN the oLD GhoSt Was SUPER scAry gET rEadY fOr a HoRRoR STORY
  • Overture: ... but this sounds f*****g epic and i'm already on the masked man's side
  • Hannibal Rehearsal: BOO IT'S THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA TO MAKE MEG SCREAM LOUDER THAN CARLOTTA
  • Think of Me: Raoul thinks it's R/C, The Phantom thinks it's E/C, in fact it is a song from a completely different story and ya'll are reading into things too much but dam Christine so fab that two men she scarcely knows instantly want to marry her.
  • Angel of Music: Is it an angel... Is it a dad... It's the Phantom.
  • Little Lotte: Aw, my childhood friend :3
  • The Mirror: NEVERMIND, RAOUL WHO?
  • Theme Song: I should probably be scared but I find myself turned on.
  • Music of the Night: Pretty sure father wouldn't have sent me this but still thank God it's happening.
  • I Remember/Stranger Than You Dreamt It: Staged depiction of "major fuck up".
  • Notes: Whipped
  • Prima Donna: but in denial
  • Poor Fool: exactly what it says on the tin but in plural
  • Why Have You Brought Me Here: BECAUSE I'M EXPERIENCING EXTREMELY CONFLICTING FEELINGS I'M SCARED but also still kinda turned on
  • All I Ask Of You: "Yes please marry me and make my life decisions I'm done with independent adulting shit's crazy" The Love Song
  • Reprise: When you think you helped a damsel in distress but the distress keeps on intensifying.
  • Masquerade: Well you must be quite emotionally exhausted by this point... Have colour and fun!
  • Have You Missed Me: No? Well, still have this opera.
  • |Madame Giry: Who's he? Basically, deformed.
  • |Raoul: Ew.
  • Notes: Whipped and they know it now.
  • Twisted Every Way: really, just twisted every way, like wtf
  • Don Juan Rehearsal: angry little people call perfectly good music bad so the piano shuts them up
  • Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again: Is she singing to her father? Is she singing to the Phantom? We just don't know through all these daddy issues.
  • Wandering Child: What I've learned thus far is that I really can't show restraint when he's around, can I?
  • Angel of Darkness: Serious mood kill and massive sass fight including pyrotechnics.
  • Before Don Juan: So tell me again how are you going to kill a guy who's there, and there, and there and there and there
  • Past the Point of No Return: Into it. No wait no I'm not.
  • Down Once More: Phantom: I've been in deep emotional turmoil since day one. Christine: *seen 23.30*
  • Final Lair: 666 nUmBER of ThE BeAst don't say that don't do that put him down everybody stop YES YES YES wait NO NO NO i was promised a ghost story and now look at my heart wtf K.O.'d by a musical
  • Bonus END CREDITS: HE'S SMILING. THE PHANTOM'S ALIVE AND SMILING. LOOK CHRISTINE IS HUGGING HIM IT'S CANON LALALA.
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Can we talk about this piece of music for a second?

(play the video for intense emotion)

Every piece of music composed for the Harry Potter movies is quite honestly perfect, but this one in particular resonates so deeply with me.

That first string of notes feels like letting out a big sigh; it’s a rush of nostalgia and memories that sends what I can only describe as a warm chill down my spine.  It’s almost overwhelming, and I think all of us who grew up with this series can relate to the bittersweet beauty of this piece.  

I think a lot of fans would say, and not incorrectly, that of all the music, Hedwig’s Theme defines their childhood the most.  I don’t deny that that tune makes me emotional, but to me Leaving Hogwarts sounds like what growing up with Harry Potter felt like.  For me personally, just hearing that main melody is like leaving and coming home all at once, and I can actually feel my heart swelling with the rise and fall of the notes.  

It represents so much–the plight of each character, the beautifully crafted plot, the whole world J.K. Rowling created for us.  It’s the truths I realized about myself and about life in the pages of the books, the lessons I learned, every laugh and tear and gasp of surprise.  It’s the Hogwarts Express, it’s a walk through the castle grounds, it’s the innocence of children and the wisdom they gain as they grow up, it’s the mischief and the magic and the pain and the joy all rolled into one beautiful composition that never fails to make me cry.

I remember my mom reading the first book to me when I was 6 or 7, getting lost in the Wizarding world any time I opened to a new chapter, and then being a teenager bawling in the theater when this theme started playing in the epilogue, never wanting to move from my seat because that would mean it really was over.  The series literally bookended my childhood, and this piece is a gorgeous tribute to the end of and era, but also a promise that no matter how long it’s been, Hogwarts really will always be there to welcome us all home.  

As an adult now, I’ve realized that the quote, “of course it’s happening inside your head…but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”  applies not only to Harry, but to the whole series itself, and to all of us who are so lucky to be a part of the magic.

Caity :) x

conversations I’ve had with The Kid that I wasn’t planning to

-tampons, what they are for, why they’re necessarily and why it’s rude to call them gross just because you don’t need them (with a hefty side of TSS and organic vs cotton vs rayon with my dad)

-transgender, gender roles and expectations, reasons why it might happen

-female bodybuilders, why it’s not gross, why people might want to be body builders, discussions about safe exercise and weight lifting, learning to use your mouth filter about other ppl’s looks (hey he’s a kid but there are adults who can’t manage this basic courtesy)

-domestic abuse/ child abuse

-friends with benefits, motives and advantages and disadvantages

-herpes, how you gets them, how they’re treated, how they’re related to cold sores

-abusive friendships, why they’re not really friendships, what needs to change to make them positive, why that won’t happen (my brother helped with this one)

-diseases borne by mosquitoes and why they’re more likely to kill/harm you than a spider 

-mental disorders/mental illness

-synthetic dyes in foods, why they’re problematic and banned in most countries, what they do to the human body 

anonymous asked:

IDK why people is freaking out about everything really after 4x13 man Bellarke is happening even a blind person can see that next season they are gonna be canon we are gonna see them kiss and i can't wait to see them pinning, relearning,filtring what Bellarke is always been but now like adults,stronger than ever,i think that by 5b they will be already canon i feel that the midseason finale its when they boom kiss,next season is THE SEASON and they are gonna be together,i'm so excited.

Because apparently people aren’t used to being friends with their significant others but

anonymous asked:

quick question why do you dislike (?) matilda? i havent watched it since i was a kid and i'm curious!

#abuse m

It’s really for no other reason than just it’s just straight up triggering to my ptsd and the jealousy I felt towards the protag.

I grew up watching this movie a LOT and I slowly began to hate it when I was realizing that I was also in an abusive household. I always wanted some adult to just come in and adopt me and take me away from my family and I could have a happy ending but it never happened and I was just. So angry.

Also Matilda was so perfect that she made me feel really awful as an abuse victim (god that movie really did fuck with me). I hated reading, I didn’t have many friends and I wasn’t as wise or brave as she was. It got to points where I straight up thought i was worthless and deserved my abuse because I wasn’t as good as her.

Also the child harm and threats and implications that the principal literally beat the teacher so badly she broke an arm is really horrible to look at and sit through.

So a lot of my hate has less to do with the movie and more of the emotional impact it had on me when I was younger.