i've got more friends than that

i had this friend. loud, vivacious, and brimming with energy and colour. her sun-bright smile drew others to her like moths to flame; and yet she could always pick me out from the crowd effortlessly. i wondered how she did that, why she’d pick me over many. 

she was the kind of person you could never look away from for long, but i saw her better from my peripherals. when she lifted her chin, her face would become awash with glowing light; and then she’d laugh about her pale skin, and the ruddy cheeks and dark freckles would appear again, as if they’d momentarily blanked out. when she grew protective, her blue eyes would spark dangerously and burn white; and then she’d blink, and the glint of her glasses would stand in with explanation. 

but i saw her best from the back. when she’d run, her fire-bright curls would flare out behind her like wings.

as flighty as she was, she always came back to me. i wondered why. 

she told me, once. 

one day, before class had started, when i was in the middle of falling asleep in the sunbeam warming my desk, she turned around in her seat to talk to me. she spoke with her whole body, from her waving hands to her bouncing shoulders. 

then she petered off, and settled into stillness. watchfulness. despite all the eyes on her, she only saw me. 

“hey,” she said. “could you look at me for a sec?” 

and when i lifted my head to look at her straight on, she smiled as if she’d found the answer. 

“look at that,” she murmured. “your eyes have halos in them too.” 

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This has got to be one of my favorite Eren and Armin scenes

Armin has never had friends before, all his life he’s been basically bullied and beat up for being weak. Armin’s been alone for a majority of his life, he didn’t even have his parents, all he had was his grandpa. Now here comes Eren, someone who simply just doesn’t like anyone, he doesn’t feel the need to have friends. Then he meets Armin, who doesn’t seem to be anything like Eren’s rash, temperamental and strong self.

 But then he sees something in Armin, he sees something different in him, in fact there’s a certain admiration in his eyes when Armin gives his answer for not running away. Eren actually wants to be friends with this Armin. And here’s Armin, who’s basically been alone all his life, wallowing in loneliness and self-doubt and he meets someone who wants to be friends with him. Eren is the first person to see Armin for who he really is.

I feel like this scene set something so wonderful between these two, it’s really no wonder there are rumors of them being too close or how they’re always concerned about each other. They are each other’s first friendship.

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Finally got around to make some stuff about parasitebeans‘ Newmann electronic music AU! I don’t know the proper headcanons but in these Newt and Hermann are DJs who play records together, go to concerts, listen to some sick beats and have enthusiastic convos about music. 

In my mind, Herms is the more analogue kind of guy – playing vinyl records and being a friend of classic drum machines. Newt is a bit more digital-type: he can run all his music through a computer if he wants to or set an unique beat from his phone but appreciates the authenticity of analog sound. Together they make an odd couple and learn from each other’s musical habits, haha.

The second pic is them going in an actual concert (as listeners) together for the first time. I actually saw shoes like that when I last went to a music festival and had to draw them. Also sorry the proportions are kinda off. Lack of practice.

The bottom pic is a Sunday jams with Korg volca beats, a machine that I got to try out today and immediately fell in love with. So much fun from a little box and you can combine them endlessly! They could waste hours and hours with these.

Enough blabbing now but I wish there was more of this AU ;w; Please start with these wonderful mixes if you’re new to this stuff.

Okay, but let’s think about how amazing and valuable Misty’s line in Revelation Lugia/The Power of One is.

The dub translated it as: “He’s never alone because he’s got me.”

The original sub was: “He’s my burden.”

No matter how you look at it, the sub was much more telling about Ash and Misty’s relationship than the dub was.

Here these characters are, facing what seems to be the end of the world, waiting almost too patiently for their friend, Ash, to come back to them. They realize it’s been too long and decide they need to create and initialize their plan b. At the same time, we the viewers finally see the climax of the Melody/Misty bond!rivalry!friendship that the entire movie has been teasing us with.

The setting of the moment is Melody telling Misty to take her flute so that she can go find Ash because it’s not fair – it’s not right – that they should depend on him single-handedly for anything so important. Misty takes in those words and contemplates them for a moment, then smiles softly and shakes her head and says with utter confidence: “He’s my burden/He’s got me.”

“He’s my burden.”

AKA: “He’s my responsibility.”

Misty, a ten year old girl who has spent the past however many hours, days, weeks, months trying to convince everyone who jokes to her about her flirtatious relationship with Ash that there’s nothing going on there has just admitted out loud without any negative context that she is taking responsibility for her best friend’s life. She says this while smiling, as if it comes naturally, as if she’s accepted it all for what it is. He’s not her burden in an unfavorable sense. She cares so freaking much that she accepts the duty to selflessly care for and take responsibility for Ash’s life no matter the repercussions with a smile on her face.

This is a huge thing. She’s freaking ten years old and she says this line. It’s not the heat of the moment, it’s not like anyone pressured her into doing so. She willingly says this on her own. She’s being completely honest and open here.

No other human character in the show, let alone one as young as her, has said such a thing about anyone else.

a playlist for codependent, fucked up kids with no other friends (and more issues than the new york times) about loving yourself, saying “fuck you” to anyone who says you can’t, and sticking with your group of outcasts. because even though you may berate each other on a daily basis, you couldn’t live without them.

1. the boys are back - dropkick murphys // 2. invincible - ok go // 3. alone together - fall out boy // 4. everybody loves me - onerepublic // 5. tennis court - lorde // 6. this house is a circus - arctic monkeys // 7. in one ear - cage the elephant // 8. counting stars - onerepublic // 9. anything - hedley // 10. team - lorde // 11. the boys are back in town - thin lizzy

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happy 28th birthday dulquer salmaan muhammadkutty panaparambil/dQ

you’re a bundle of sunshine and joy and i hope you continue being the same forever. 

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I just came back from the vet, after saying goodbye to one of my very best friends. I got him as a kitten when I was 10 years old, and he has been a central part of my life ever since. This was the guy who taught Sparta to respect her elders. His name was Lord Casper, and he lived up to it.

He first started showing signs of aging at about 8 years old, and lately he struggled with poor dental health, a seemingly faltering immune system, renal failure, and signs of dementia. Yesterday, he refused to eat. Today, his body had had enough.

May 16th, he would have been 13 years old. He may have been a grumpy old bastard, but he was my grumpy old bastard, and I’ll miss him like crazy.

I’m sure everyone is pretty tired of me constantly crying about Leonard Nimoy because everyone on my dash seems to be so much more chill about this than I am, but like, a lot of my close friends know how much Star Trek means to me. I really might not be the person I am today if it wasn’t for Star Trek, and I know our world as it is today wouldn’t be the same without Star Trek!! That show inspired so many people to become doctors, scientists, explorers, thinkers and artists, and Leonard Nimoy was such a central part of the important piece of history that was the original series.

Leonard was such a friendly, welcoming, compassionate and warm guy and whenever someone so good passes away it’s heartbreaking because there are so few people like that out there, they come along only once every few centuries, don’t they? Mr. Nimoy, I’m so glad that I got to be on the Earth on the same time as you for a while. I’m so glad I got to meet you, really briefly, and while I’m sure I was just one of countless fans, it mattered so much to me. You changed my life and so many others’, and your passion for your art and the people around you left such a big impact, you could never be forgotten. 

I love it when people post about him ‘returning to the stars’, because we’re all stardust aren’t we, and I’m sure he’d be content with that.

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tfw it’s 55° out and you got your window open, lamp focused, listening to cœur de pirate and writing out terms for your genetics lab final tomorrow, and in between words and sips of espresso and glances at your sleeping cat, you realize just what a beautiful world it is out there, just how lucky you are to have love and opportunity in your life, and that there are a lot of good moments to come for you

My sister-in-law’s friend pointed out that Queenie from ‘Fantastic Beasts’ is A Fine Frenzy and I’m surprised I hadn’t learned that sooner. I overestimated how many twee sad girls are on here.