i've posted this before but this is a much better photo of it

Peraltiago in Paris Headcanons

these got away from me tbh, like there are so many that I put some more under the cut!

  • So Jake and Rosa get out of jail (yay!!!) and get crazy amazing court settlements for their wrongful time in jail
  • Jake and Amy decide to use his for a trip to Paris (of course)
  • The first thing they do is visit all of the stairs from Jason Bourne and the bridge from Inception, and talk about how cool perp chasing on foot would be in Paris
  • Jake and Amy both took French in high school, but neither of them were very good at it, so they keep accidentally calling people idiots when they ask when the tour begins
  • Little does Amy know, Jake also used the settlement to pay off the engagement ring he bought for her
  • The whole time they’re there, Jake keeps trying to propose but something goes wrong literally every time

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sweetest-garlic  asked:

I'VE NEVER COSPLAYED BEFORE BUT I'M DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH WONDER WOMAN AND I WANT TO COSPLAY HER AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START HELP ME PLEASE, I'M JUST A GAY LOOKING TO MAKE A COSTUME

Hello there!

If this is your first time cosplaying and you don’t know where to start, I’d recommend taking a look at this panel first, as it helps lay out some of the first steps of starting a costume:  https://fabrickind.tumblr.com/post/155789815919

For Wonder Woman, it all depends on how difficult you want to go. If sewing is your thing, there are versions where she’s mostly clad in spandex and you wouldn’t have to do much (if any) armor or props. If armor is your thing, you can do one of the more recent armored versions. If you don’t know what your jam is, that’s fine! You can try out a little bit of everything and see what you like. There’s also nothing wrong with purchasing some components and making other components.

I’d recommend to start small if you’ve never crafted before. Instead of jumping right into sewing your entire costume, make smaller pieces to practice with how to sew. I’m not sure if a skintight knit costume would be ideal for a first sewing project, but with a pattern and some know-how about sewing with knits, you can probably do it. If you can find a version that’s not skintight or would be simpler shapes and woven materials, I would advise going that route instead.

If you’ve never done anything like armor before, start small. Make her bracers. Make her tiara. Then move into making her torso armor.

Comic book characters tend to have very thick, long hair. If you don’t have perfect hair already, I’d recommend a wig. since Wonder Woman doesn’t have bangs, a lacefront wig is best, since this mimics a natural hairline. You can often find dark natural colors for relatively cheap at beauty supply shops or online at places that cater to fashion wear (especially for black women), though be sure to budget at least $30 for the wig, since that will be the low end for a lace front. I would also recommend wearing some makeup while at a con, so that your face shows up well in photos – foundation, powder, mascara, and lipstick (even a nude lipstick) is the baseline, and you can add from there, such as eyeliner, darkening your brows, blush, contouring, false lashes, etc.

I’d point you to more specific tutorials, but without knowing exactly which outfit you want to do, they may or may not be relevant. I would advise doing some research, choosing a costume, and then doing research on the components of that costume that you will need – armor, sewing, propmaking, etc. There are a lot of tutorials out there for various versions of this character specifically, and many more tutorials for general skills that may apply or for other characters where you can adapt those skills.

And really, it’s your first costume. You will learn a lot. You may mess up a lot, and that’s fine. Just remember to have fun with it, and take what you can to make your second costume even better :D

I hope that helps! Good luck with your first costume :]

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kitsunesongs  asked:

Yay! Because I've been wondering for a while - what if, after viewing the security recording, Obi-Wan had stuck to his guns and refused to fight Anakin? Maybe Yoda wasn't there to push it? And Obi-Wan runs, possibly after dropping by Padme's to warn her - and afterwards, Vaderkin focuses on hunting down Obi-Wan and Obi thinks it's to kill him, but no its because he wants Obi to marry him - he wants his Master back, to raise his kids since Padme died, and obi-Wan is HIS after all...

First of all, I have to throw a shoutout to @fireflyfish. Her fic After the End of the World is almost this exact prompt, minus the marriage part and + Fem!Obi. It’s a great fic, and you should definitely read it if you aren’t yet.

Without further ado…

Ring

Rating: T

Relationships: Obi-Wan Kenobi/Darth Vader

Additional Tags: Post-Mustafar AU, Canon-Typical Violence, Vaderkin

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anonymous asked:

I don't quite understand closed religions. What if I want to worship traditionally Native American spirits and such? Why can they determine that I'm not allowed to, even if somebody else with Native American heritage gave me permission? And no, I'm not white, so the thing "so you don't destroy more of their culture as an evil white person" doesn't apply to me (I've heard it before, not saying that you would say that at all)

Hi! Professor Goat here! Resident White Guy™and teacher at OWS. 

I would like you to imagine for a moment that you’ve just bought a house. It’s a lovely two bedroom, with bay windows and an ivy covered trellis. (I know, “IN THIS ECONOMY?!”…apologies for that, but this is a fantasy, so bear with me.)

So you’ve got this lovely house, with a lovely book collection full of rare tomes, family journals, sketchbooks; its just an incredible collection. You’ve also remodeled the bathroom, because you’re turning this storybook real estate into a bed and breakfast, hospitality cha-ching.

Now when people go to use your toilet, they usually take something to read. Over time you begin to notice that there’s gaps in your shelves. People are taking your books with them when they leave. Furious, you put up signs, ask nicely, consider imposing fines—but they won’t be held up in small claims court. You decide to shut down the BnB and only host good friends and family.


Plot twist: Your neighbour was telling people they could take your things all along and sell it on eBay.

This is what religious appropriation is like. Taking advantage of hospitality, or a group’s marginalisation for your own gains/entertainment. If you are truly invested/interested in entering a closed culture or religion:

  • Research. Not just one Google search. But really research the history and prerequisites of what it is you would like to take part in. 
  • Contact any elders/people of authority in that community. (Some customs reject potential converts the first few times to test their will/sincerity.) 
  • Get involved in the community, contribute. Don’t take a plate if you didn’t help in the kitchen, with other chores, or haven’t tried to help in any other way you can.
  • Support Native artisans. Support Native artisans. Support Native artisans
  • Go to a pow-wow. Ask before taking photos of people in their regalia, and respect any announcements made about photography. If you plan on posting and/or selling your photos, let people know while asking for consent. Appreciate the regalia with your eyes, not your hands. This isn’t Urban Outfitters.
  • Listen. One “friend” does not speak for an entire cultural group. Also, don’t tokenise your friends. They’re not playing cards, don’t collect one of each to have a TRAP CARD in any racial discourse.
  • Don’t be petulant/disrespectful if you are rejected. Have some decency. Temper tantrums shouldn’t get kids and candy bar and they shouldn’t get people into a closed path. 

Hey, I’m Chief Moderator Bee, and someone who is currently working on getting my NA citizenship. 

I’ll address things as you presented them, in order. 

 First, if you don’t know or understand something, Google is a nifty free resource that everyone can access in some form. It can help a lot! Second, no, you don’t get to worship NA spirits. Nobody cares how much you want to. You’re not NA, you don’t get to take their culture. The end. Third, having permission from ‘somebody else with NA heritage’s doesn’t mean jackshit. In this day and age, many Americans have some NA blood, that does not give them the authority to grant permission for others to use NA cultures, NOR does it make them automatically NA. So just because your friend said it’s okay doesn’t mean they speak for NA tribes, and even if they were a citizen, they still wouldn’t be the authority, because they do not represent NA peoples.

 On that note, in order to be considered NA, you have to have NA citizenship (something I am working on getting) and the way to get that is to have a family member on the Dawes roll. So no, you don’t get to have it unless you are a citizen. 

Fourth, nobody cares that you aren’t white, it’s still theft and you’re every bit as responsible for not stealing from other cultures. You are still destroying NA heritage even though you aren’t white. Given that you aren’t white, I’m sure you can understand the suffering and shame caused by people stealing your culture, so you should know better. Being POC isn’t a religion. 

 T:dr - you’re not special and you’re not Native American, so no, you don’t get to take their culture for your own. 


While this was being written, Headmistress Trick asked for opinions from some of her close NA friends:

  • Native Americans have a long history of adopting those not born of their tribe into then ceremonially if you actually devote yourself to  study, preservation and advocating. 
  • It takes years of dedication. If you want to be involved start learning about the cultural history from actual native historians, not the versions other people wrote.
  • Take language classes from the tribe you are wanting to get closer to. 
  • In all things remember to be respectful. 
  • Do not correct your elders.
  • Give more than you take and contribute. 
  • Be mindful in making the distinction between stereotype and actual culture. 
  • Do not ever speak for the tribe unless you are an elected official. 
  • Also if you are serious, pick one tribe and focus on their traditions. 
  • This is very serious for them, if you try to pick and choose the best bits from each culture and try to leave the hard parts they will not take you seriously.
  • Expect to be turned away. A lot. 
  • And never ever try to profit from the sacred knowledge given to you.

sheslike-omg  asked:

Hello! I've been drawing my whole life, but I've never done digital art, I know nothing of it and feel like, one step behind bc of it. What would you recommend for a beginner? Thanks!

@sheslike-omg

Originally posted by tinaillustration

Hi!! I’m really sorry this took me such a while to answer, but I really had to think the question through since I, myself, have been drawing since I was a little kid. But, on that note, I know several ones that consider themselves beginners and they, too, felt at loss.

Honestly, things aren’t as complicated as people might think. The first thing I suggest you to do is to save a collection of art that you find inspiring, perhaps even styles that you admire and want to be something like. Don’t immediately think you will draw like this though — even if you’re a natural and draw things perfectly, you, yourself as an artist, will probably not feel completely comfortable with it. Understand and accept that an artist always strives to be better, and yes, that includes those talented artists that you admire! I assure you that they too sit there and groan at least every now and then because their art isn’t going the way they want to. It’s part of being an artist, and all you need to do is to feel comfy  in that and see it as a challenge of sorts. So, as soon as you have accepted this, you’ll be ready to take action!

The first step I’d say is to study the art (or photos) that you collected. What is it that you like about them? What is a method the artist seems to be using? What makes it unique? How would you translate all this into your own style, using it as inspiration and not as outright copy? Think of it as ‘I really like this thing about this artist, but if I did it, it’d probably be this way instead.’ Remember, though, that the first years (and it will be many years, but they’re fun and educational, so don’t worry!) will all be a tryout for you. It’s all experimental, so don’t limit yourself too much. Think of how you’d like to try out things, and as you go, realize what you find fun to draw. It doesn’t really matter if you’ve been doing it since you’ve been little, it’s all about your mentality and when you’re ready to develop as you grow up. No one is a master at painting at the age of 5 (okay let’s admit it, all kids are little art geniuses, but you know what I mean).

Second is tracing. Before everyone gasp and say how horrible it is, I’ll tell you that it’s highly educational and it doesn’t mean that you’re some thieving copycat. You’re just trying out the ways of other artist and kind of getting a grasp of how they do things, it lets you become comfortable with your own brushstrokes as you follow theirs. Never post traced art without permission (unless it’s public, non-licenced art, such as classical illustrations, etc) and never trace with the goal to copy them. Think of tracing as a method of getting used to art and understanding drawing. Do this during the first period of your learning state, but you must learn to not keep doing it, and eventually I suggest you stop altogether (unless you’re really in a rut). One tip is to alter the traced pics to your liking, to add your own style and touch to it! Be experimental.

Third step is drawing by reference. You might be wondering, after tracing, how does one just stop? You use can still use said pictures as a guidance, but instead of tracing them, use them as a reference, meaning you simply look at them while you draw on your own. Remember that it’s okay to not have it look exactly like how it originally looks! Remember that it’s your art and it’s all about your path, in the end. Reference is something you never have to quit using, in fact, I highly recommend you use them, but use them with care. Simply learn the difference between copying and using inspiration.

This is a useful little guide on both tracing and using reference.

Fourth step is to study and learn tutorials and how to draw books. I’ve already made a list of useful anatomy books here (I highly recommend checking that out!) and my own tutorials can be found here

A few years ago, I wrote some tips for one person who asked for them, and I’ll quote:

  • Make a list of things you like; things that interest you, things you’re passionate about, things you like to draw. It could be anything, like “Silver, Mythology, Coffee” etc. Then, go on a follow spree. Search for these things and follow the blogs you find interesting. Then, make an inspiration blog; like I have my blog hoursleep that’s there only there for the purpose of inspiration.
  • Then, follow art blogs! How-to-draw blogs, art inspiration and whatnot. This is really nice since it helps you refreshen your artsy parts of your brain every now and then.
  • When you are bored, make sure to have a paper and pen with you; preferring in a small, travel-size. Doodle whatever - and if possible, draw the things or people around you, even if it’s all messy. You won’t regret doing these doodles. They’re good for you.
  • My final tip is NEVER THROW ANY DRAWINGS AWAY, NO MATTER HOW “UGLY”. Save every drawing you do!! Why? One day you’ll need to look back and see your improvement - or perhaps things you even liked about it! I like to look at my bad, ugly art and redraw them to something better. This is a great way to practice your skills, and nothing boosts your self-esteem more than seeing how you’ve become better with time. ♥

And that’s about it, honestly. Many feel too intimidated to be starting out with art, especially in later age, so all you need to do is to sit down and feel comfortable by letting other things teach you first. Starting out drawing without any clue how to start is much like trying to learn advanced maths without knowing the basics first. It’s okay to to depend on other sources first, it’s okay to feel frustrated over your art, it’s all okay, because you do have room to grow, always. Never feel like your lack of experience means that you have no hope. You always have, you just need to be determined!

Oh, and I realize now that these weren’t specific for digital art. So have some extras that are more specific for that subject!

I highly recommend getting a tablet. I know that not everyone can afford a Cintiq, but if you can, don’t hesitate to get one! (I really recommend getting Cintiq 13hd for first time users, such as myself). However, getting a normal tablet is perfectly fine as well. Wacom Bamboo is my absolute favorite, and do not buy from Trust. Once you get your tablet, don’t feel frustrated because it doesn’t look perfect, or even good. It’s completely normal, and you’ll need a few weeks at least to adjust. I remember getting my Cintiq and I worried that I had spent so much money on a thing that I couldn’t even draw on, but given time I grew used to it, and now I draw on it just fine, and I have no regrets. In fact, I’m so happy I got it, I truly am!

If you want a free program, I suggest getting GIMP. It got a lot of tools and yet isn’t too advanced for those just starting out. However, what I truly recommend is SAI for beginners. Sai is very simple but it has just about everything you need, and I myself used that for years, and I still do when I sketch sometimes. When you feel ready to advance, I fully recommend Manga Studio 5. It’s my favorite program for painting and it got amazing preset brushes that are simply perfect, in my opinion. Photoshop CS5 and higher is extremely good too, but while I don’t think it’s that good for painting (many may disagree, since I’ve seen many artist paint in this program), it’s completely wonderful for  touch-ups, effects, and filters. Keep in mind that Photoshop is a rather advanced tool, especially if you’re used to SAI. Going over to Manga Studio 5 is easier because it is like a mix between SAI and Photoshop.

Keep in mind that there are many digital art tutorials out there that tell you how you “must” draw/colour. However, drawing digitally is like art in real-life too, it’s all about your own taste and what tools and methods you like to use. Use tutorials as a guide, not a rulebook. No, not even mine. For example, tutorials might teach you how to lineart and cellshade, but you might prefer lineless, smooth works over that style, and that’s fine! Or you want to mix the two! Or maybe, you want to do lineart but you want to colour outside the lines. be experimental, try out things you haven’t tried before. Try odd brushes, try colours you find fascinating, try messing with layers, just mess things up. If you’re afraid to mess things up, you can save your document before doing anything extreme, just so you can feel safe going outside your comfort zone. You learn a lot by daring!

I hope that was of any help! Let me know if you have more questions.

Sixteen Again

(Yeah, I know, Original-Title is Original)

So this is chapter one of that teen-All Might prompt by @the-button-harlequin. Yes, ‘chapter one’ because that “probably a oneshot” has become a “probably a five-shot”. Hopefully. (Please plot-brain, don’t try and turn this into a 50-chapter epic. I know that’s your default setting, but please don’t.)

Anyway, I hope this is at least part of what you were hoping for @the-button-harlequin.

Summary: A couple weeks into the new term, All Might is suddenly turned into a 16 year old. With no culprit in sight to reverse the process, Toshinori is left with no choice but to adapt and hope it wears off. But while being 16 again has its challenges, it brings with it several blessings as well. Ones that almost make Toshinori wish he could stay like this.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

No one ever does find out how it happened, though they do figure out that it must have required physical contact and time to take effect. But that means it could’ve been anyone All Might had encountered recently, whether a child with a newly activated quirk, or an adult with full control. In the case of the latter, they could have been a villain with hopes of knocking the famous Symbol of Peace down one final peg, or someone with more benevolent intentions, hoping to restore the retired hero to his prime.

Regardless of how or why, though, it doesn’t change what happened.

It’s halfway through Class 1-A’s heroics class, joint taught this time by both All Might and Aizawa. The students have been split into several teams and were sparring against each other. The focus here to not only refine their new techniques so that they didn’t actually cause too much harm to their opponent, while also learning how to adapt them to work with their teammates.

All action comes to a halt however when All Might suddenly collapses.

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@adhd-is

Hey! I’ve never posted proper photos of myself on here before, but now I’m like, #yolo, even if just for today, so here we #golo

ADHD is…

Not being diagnosed in childhood, because you did “too well” in school

Spending your teens feeling stupid as all hell, because you struggle to meet deadlines and can’t quite understand concepts in subjects that don’t 100% capture your interest (math, u lil bitch, i am lookin @ u)

Having your executive dysfunction chalked up to “laziness” because if you’re smart, you “can’t” have ADHD, so you’re obviously just unmotivated and lazy. Except if you were unmotivated and lazy, you wouldn’t have high achievement, so like, check mate, bud?

Being told that ADHD isn’t a reason for your behavior, it’s an “excuse”, and that you should just “do better” despite your brain literally not being able to

Not being told you have it until you’re 18 and struggling to function like an adult

Having trouble driving because you can’t focus, having trouble sleeping because you can’t stay still, having trouble with chores because you never remember anything

Hyperfocusing on something so hard that suddenly it’s 6 AM and you’ve ruined your sleep schedule all over again

Suffering from loads of mental health issues, overcoming literally all of them, and having your executive dysfunction still blamed on them because people just??? really love????? to use mental illness and their ableism as a scapegoat?????? instead of trying to help, and recognizing that adhd is a permanent part of you?????????? like “are you sure you’re not just depressed” yes. thank you for your opinion even though i never asked for it, but I am actually very sure, good day to you too sweetie :) :)) :)))

Not being able to make yourself shut up when you’re speaking about something you’re passionate about. Having that problem in college lectures, and hearing a few people snicker each time you talk because you’re /that girl/ who /talks too much/ and has /too many opinions/ like gawd sorry for taking up space ffs

BUT ALSO, ADHD IS…

Finally having an explanation for some of your less-loved quirks, and knowing that you’re not just lazy or stupid

Finding a whole bunch of people who get it

Being able to do amazing things when you hyper focus, getting more done than most people because you actually can’t get distracted for once

Finding outlets for your energy very early on in life, and finding them to be your favorite things in the whole world (acting, dance, music)

Being able to multitask like a pro (and also having to multitask, because when you have the tv/radio/whatever on in the background, it’s a distraction you can control, which helps a lot)

Knowing a whole ton of totally random trivia about so many different things, and a bunch of information on a few select topics, to the point that people think you’re a student in those things (example - I’ve been very physically sick this year, I like to read medical journals, and when I went in to get a CT scan a few months ago, the tech asked me if I was a medical student because of how much I know about it all)

Having a huge amount of energy when you’re doing things you like, and feeling it exponentially grow, feeling like you can take on the world

Understanding that nothing’s wrong with you. You work differently than most people, and it makes life hard, but that’s because of the world, not because of you. It’s just how we are.

givemepaperandpen  asked:

That artwork you just posted of Zora's Domain blew my socks off! :D I'm curious though, how does using a photo texture work? I've seen it done before but I don't understand how it works--the results are always fantastic though and I'd like to try it in my own art :)

Thankyou so much! :) Answering this publicly because I know there’s other artists wondering this too, hope that’s cool. 

The way I use photo textures is by using Masks in Photoshop and then painting the texture in with an Air Brush: for me it feels more intuitive that way instead of cutting and pasting it in. You don’t want to be controlled by the photo - make the texture work for you and your idea. 

Here’s a super quick tute to give you the idea:

Always start with your idea first. The cooler and more exciting, the better. For the sake of just showing this technique, I’m just going with the idea of some rock in a forest and working from there. Block in some shapes, whatever colours. 
Then you get your photo and plop it on top. 

This is a photo I took when I was in Hokkaido, Japan. I recommend using your own photos, Google can be pretty boring sometimes (along with the whole copyright thing. So just use your own stuff, or royalty free photos). 

Then you do this: With the photo layer selected, click the Vector Mask button (as above). At first it might seem like nothing has happened, but then go Ctrl+I or Cmd+I to invert the mask layer and it disappears! OOoooooOOh

Then the fun part. Grab a brush, the best I’ve found is an Airbrush, make sure the colour is white and then paint a few strokes on the vector layer. 

You are now painting in the texture! Cool right?!! :D 

From there that’s when you experiment, flip the texture upside down, try different Layer Blending modes for cool effects, and just mess around with it. And of course paint over the texture so it becomes part of the painting. 

It can be fun for a good starting point and to get a colour palette down. Just whatever you do - make the photo your slave. Don’t let the photo restrict you, control it and make it work for your painting and idea. 

My streams on Youtube are a more easier way to see how I integrate the photo textures into the painting (here’s the channel), but I’m painting differently now than I was 6 months ago - nowadays I’d only use 1 or 2 photo textures while handpainting the rest. I’m still learning too and my technique changes as I keep painting. 

Hope this helps you guys! :) 

Feeling homesick at college? I have some suggestions...

1) Walk around campus, actually explore it. A lot about being homesick is not being familiar with a new area. You REALLY need to do this. Everything you used to know has changed, and you need to get used to the change. The more comfortable you feel in your surroundings, the more comfortable you will be in general.

2) Pick a day that you and a friend/roommate/classmate can get together the same time every week. Doesn’t matter if you’re just sitting on the promenade people watching. That constant companionship got me through every winter, and that’s the hardest time.

3) If there a regional food from where you live have someone send you it (in bulk, preferably). I’m from Cincinnati and we have a restaurant called Montgomery Inn, and even as an adult I have an entire shelf of their bbq sauce in my pantry. The most simple things can make a difference and change your day, and this is it for me.

4) A photo of a place you love is really great. I actually decorated my apartment at college with photos of all over Cincinnati. Photos I took myself, and even some old ones I pulled of the museum catalog online. Also, I really liked being able to talk about those places, because they had obviously meant a lot to me.

5) People are going to tell you “go out and join groups!” - but if that makes you uncomfortable, don’t do that. Do things that interest you, or even just talking to people in classes, will have you making friends. (I highly suggest not joining groups freshman year because it gets overwhelming really fast).

6) When my best friend of many years transferred to FIDM in Los Angeles, we both got really sad. It’s hard leaving people you know so well! We decided to start a pen pal system, and we did that for YEARS. I still have random post it notes she’s sent me with positive affirmations and random notes from the kids she used to nanny (I’m a sap). It brightens your day, especially if you’re not telling the other one something is coming.

7) Don’t be afraid to schedule Skype catchups, or FaceTime to your friends and family! Honestly, they will be worried about you too, and it’s really nice when you visit and you don’t have to tell them a million stories at one time, and not have any real fun while you’re home.

8) I just remembered calling my dad crying two weeks in to term and going home and stealing the couch pillows from his living room… he was not as upset about it as I thought he would be, and it made me really happy having a piece of home around. Maybe ask your parents before you swipe something, but this probably made the biggest difference for me, personally.

9) I know I said don’t join any groups if you don’t want to, but you can always find an animal shelter nearby. They are always in need of people to walk and play with the dogs, or even just socializing the cats. Pets are a great way to relax, and you don’t have the added stress of upkeep like you would if it was your own.

10) If your a month or so into the term, and nothing is getting better, please reach out to your schools counselor or health center. Depression and anxiety only get worse if left untreated, and it’s okay to ask for help. College is stressful enough, it’s okay to talk to someone and it’s okay to not be okay.

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“Hey could you do a song preference kind of thing? I don’t really have anything specific but maybe something kind of sad-ish and not a 5sos song please :) thanks!”

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It was the middle of the night and the sound of my phone ringing startled me from my mindless staring at the ceiling. This was a normal thing for me now - never being able to sleep at night because of the thoughts running through my mind and the pain aching in my heart. Tonight was harder than usual. It would have been mine and Calum’s 5 year anniversary, and it was also the one year mark since our break-up.

We were together for 4 years and I was sure he was the one I’d be marrying someday. We were in love. He was my soulmate. We had planned out our entire lives together. But then one day, everything changed. The life of being a band member’s girlfriend wasn’t easy but we had made it through plenty of tours in the past. This time was just different for some reason. We spent more time away from each other than we did together. I don’t know, maybe that’s what the whole thing came down to.

It was our 4 year anniversary and also the day before he left for tour again. This tour was the biggest one yet, and he’d be gone longer than ever before. I was trying to stay positive and was looking forward to spending the day celebrating 4 years, but I had an uneasy feeling in my stomach since the minute I woke up that morning. I couldn’t help but feel that something was off. Calum was supposed to pick me up later that afternoon for our date. But when he showed up unexpectedly on my doorstep with that look in his eyes, I knew.

As cliche as ever, his reasoning for splitting up was because of tour. He tried to reassure me many times by telling me that all of his feelings over the years were real, that he was in love with me and always saw a life together for the two of us. And I never doubted that for a second. But he said as happy as I made him, this isn’t what he envisioned for himself, or for me. He barely spent any time at home anymore and regardless of how much we tried to deny it, it took a toll on our relationship. He said it wasn’t fair to either of us and that we both deserved more than a relationship based on phone calls and seeing each other briefly every few months. I think a part of me knew he was right, but the idea of living without him was something I couldn’t even fathom at the moment. I sobbed and begged him not to give up just yet… to give it a chance, to give us a chance. But he had already made up his mind. And with that, he was out of my life and off to somewhere new again.

I was absolutely heartbroken. I had never felt so much pain in my entire life and there were times when I felt like I didn’t even have the will to live anymore. I was hurt, sad, pissed, just about every emotion in the book. How could someone who truly loves you just disappear from your life and never talk to you again? Although a part of me knew it was probably better that way because talking to him would make it harder to move on and let go. About a month into tour, photos and stories of Calum and other girls started to surface. It was like twisting the knife in my back even deeper, but I had to face it. Being committed to me all those years prevented him from going out and meeting other women like his bandmates were able to do. A few months later, he started dating someone new. I think that hurt even worse. Hooking up with different girls in different cities was different because there weren’t feelings involved. But dating someone new meant he had feelings for someone else and I didn’t know how to handle that. She’s from LA which made sense because anymore, the guys spend more time there than they do at home. A year later and they’re still together. My heart still aches and I still miss Calum but I’ve moved on.

“Hello,” I answered.

“Hey.. it’s.. it’s Calum,” he said with a quiet raspyness to his voice.

“Hey,” I whispered, trying to steady my breathing.

“So it’s been…,”

“I know,” I said, cutting him off.

“….How are you?,” he asked hesitantly.

“It’s been a lonely year,” I replied, trying not to let him hear the sadness behind my words.

“I miss your voice,” he said hesitantly after a bit of silence.

“You know… it still hurts me to know you’re not alone? Don’t worry, I’ll stay out of your life.. but it still kills me,” I spit out. 

“Maybe I don’t want you out of my life anymore,” he replied.

“Whatever Calum, I bet I don’t even run through your mind,” I shot back.

“I’m the one who called you, didn’t I?,” he replied, and I didn’t know what to say, so I sat there not saying a word.

“I write songs about you all the time,” he said quietly, almost whispering.

“You know, it’s 4am and you’re keeping me from closing my eyes yet again. I just have to know, does the thought of me ever keep you up at night?,” I asked.

“Of course it does, all the time. I miss you,” he answered.

“Calum, why did you even call me? What was the point?,” I finally asked after a few more seconds of silence on both of our ends. Awkward silence is something that had never happened between us before.

“I don’t know really. As selfish and crazy as it sounds, I guess I just want you back in my life,” he said.

“You know Calum… I miss you. I always miss you. I probably always will. But you gave up on me… you gave up on us. and now I’ve given up on you.” I said as a tear rolled down my cheek and I ended the call.


Ok this was shitty I’ve never done one of these before so don’t judge me but I wrote it a while ago and decided to finally post it. Idk, let me know what you think??? 

Mythbusters: Johnny Depp Edition

ALRIGHT LISTEN HERE, TUMBLR.

I’VE HAD ENOUGH OF YOUR FUCKERY WITH JOHNNY DEPP NONSENSE.

SO HERE IS LANI TO DROP SOME TRUTH BOMBS AND CLEAR UP PHOTOS/QUOTES/EVENTS THAT ARE ATTRIBUTED TO MR. DEPP BUT DO NOT, IN POINT OF FACT, HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH TRUTH.

1. THIS. IS. NOT. JOHNNY. DEPP.

2. DITTO TO NUMBER ONE. NEED REMINDING? THIS. IS. NOT. JOHNNY. DEPP.

3. THESE WORDS HAVE NEVER EVER BEEN UTTERED BY CAPTAIN JACK. NOT IN COTBP, DMC, AWE, OST, NOR TPOF. STAHP

4. MUTHAFUCKA, Johnny Depp was coked out as fuck when he was 16, ain’t no way he’s looking this polished. He is 22 years old in these photos, which are screen shots from the film Private Resort (1985). 

  • You can check out that scene here. And don’t let the clip fool you okay. The actual film is much much much much worse.

5. THIS IS A FAKE PHOTO. I mean, John’s said and done some weird shit and YES he used to play barbies with his daughter but he doesn’t need to BE COMMITTED YET.

THIS. Is the photo where his head in the above photo came from:

6. NO. NO NO NO. Granted, this is one of the better impersonations I’ve seen, but NO THIS IS NOT JOHNNY DEPP, VANESSA PARADIS AND/OR THEIR CHILDREN. 

7. This… this is just COMPLETE AND UTTER FICTION OKAY. This was at the Golden Globes in 1991, when they were very much still engaged. 

  • FEAST YOUR DAMN EYES. AIN’T BROKEN UP:
  • The original post was posted by Amy ( @becauseitisjohnnydepp​ ), whose caption got deleted. It has almost one million notes BASED ON LIES. THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS, TUMBLR.

8. This was a quote that came from Johnny Depp’s mouth BUT NOT FROM JOHNNY DEPP. This is a quote from the film Don Juan DeMarco. Johnny’s a romantic but he’s not Don Juan for shit sakes.

9. THIS. IS. NOT. LILY-ROSE DEPP. This photoshoot was done in 1992, 7 years before Lily-Rose was even born. The girl in the photos is Johnny’s niece Megan, the daughter of his half-sister Debbie. She’s now about 29 years old.

 10. WHILE WE’RE HERE CHATTING ABOUT LIES AND WHATNOT, let’s just get it clear that Johnny Depp has absolutely ZERO social media accounts. ZIP. ZILCH. NADA. I don’t think he can even turn on a computer without a map so if you’re following a ‘real’ Johnny Depp account, YOU BEIN’ HOODWINKED, SON.

anonymous asked:

Hey Elizabeth! So I saw your post about that map thingy your drew up and it got me wanting to ask this question and for advice: what are some tips on world building??? Because right now Ibe never actually created my own world or let alone base one off of real elements and idk what to even do or where to even start. I'm kind of at a lost at this point TBH and I've only just started

(Disclaimer: I write something I like to call historical fantasy, which basically means that while I am writing in a time period/setting that is historically accurate, I also lent the characters/plot some fantastical elements…I may not be able to speak super well to either type of world, since I have no experience writing one without the other, if that makes sense!)

(A tip from a frankly unqualified writer, yours truly: Many writers consider a good book to be proficient in three aspects…character, plot, and world building. It’s important to feel confident and put effort into your world, but don’t sacrifice a good story or interesting characters for it. In most cases, your world should be shaped by your story, not the other way around. So…know your story first. Then do this stuff.)

If you’re writing…

Historical Fiction

  • Congratulations! This world is pretty much already built for you. Depending on how far back you’re going, your availability of primary sources may be limited…but try to read/view as many as possible! Those are the best way to know what people actually felt and saw at that time.
  • If your era permits, check out as many photos, videos, maps, etc., to know exactly where your events will take place, and how people presented themselves.
  • Do some research on social hierarchies, expectations, and norms. This will inform the majority of your characters’ behaviors, goals, and obstacles.

Present Day/Contemporary

  • Good on you. Your job may be as easy as looking out the window. First, define what type of genre your story is. Also, ask: How old are your characters? Where in the world are they? From there, you’ll know what areas of the world to focus in on. Is it a high school? A big city? A country farm? There’s a million places and different types of lives that exist right at this moment. Know what you’re going for, and then follow pretty much the same steps as listed for historical fiction.
  • Don’t be shy about asking ‘interview’ questions of those around you. For example, a while back I was trying to write a story about some fictional high school’s GSA. Being straight, I knew I’d need to have lengthy, genuine interviews with members my high school’s alliance in order to more accurately portray their story. Everyone I spoke with was excited to help me out, and pleased that someone had taken the time to discover the ‘real’ feelings of communities outside my own before writing. If you’re planning on writing about characters/places very unlike your own experience, do intend to participate in extensive research, hopefully with people you can talk to one-on-one.
  • Visit the location, if you can. After all, no better way to feel the story than to ‘step’ inside it. Take photos, and remember the feeling of the place. Bring it home to your writing.

Fantasy/Alternate Universe/Spec Fic

  • I’m so excited for you. This is my favorite type of genre. It is a huge umbrella term, but when I say fantasy, I generally mean any type of writing in which the laws of our reality are skewed. That could mean another planet, another universe, or maybe just our own world but with magical elements intertwined. In any case, I have good news…ironically, this is sometimes the easiest type of world building.
  • Like I mentioned earlierknow your story and let that inform this new world. I’m not saying you need to have your plot and characters nailed in or anything, but have a somewhat good idea of what you’re going for…from there, you can build the social and physical laws to best suit it. 
  • Consider all aspects of what make up a world, and make sure you can answer them before diving in. You’ll probably want to get a bit more detailed, but have an idea of: climate, social system, type of inhabitants, topography, architecture, wardrobe, expectations, societal barriers, laws, education system, family units, etc.
HOW I DIED

    Otherwise known as I met Billie Piper yesterday, andI’ve been sitting in bed for the past 21 hours thinking about it. I am the legitimate example of the expression “I can’t”. I keep feeling like I’m seriously f l o a t i n g on air. I’ll get back to that though, because thebadddestwolf wanted to hear about my Billie experience. Hear we go.

      I got to Boston at like two in the afternoon even though I left at noon-ish because traffic was h e l l. There was a Soxs game, so that’s probably why but still. By the time my mom and I find parking, it was like two thirty. We walked in, and I nearly passed out because the first place I see walking in is the autograph sessions. Then there, right in front of me (well behind a bunch of people), was the goddess herself. 

     I took some pictures from behind the barrier before hopping in line because I really wanted to document this moment in my life.  These are the best ones. They were all really blurry…

   She looked like an angel of sunshine and happiness, and it took all of my being to not start sobbing. I saw Hayley as well, but I couldn’t take my eyes off of Billie. So my mom had to physically drag me into the line. I had my copy of her autobiography in my bag, and I was going to get that signed. 

   We get to the beginning of the line finally. I was like three people away from meeting Billie. I cannot stress enough how pretty she is in person. I don’t even know how it’s possible to be that gorgeous. We walk up to her, and this is EXACTLY how the conversation goes.

Billie: Hiiii!

Me: Hi! 

Billie: Hi Darling! How are you doing? Nice to see you! (I start trying to hold back tears) Hey!

Me: You’re such a huge inspiration to me, and I just wanted to say hi!

Billie: That’s so kind of you! (Seeing her book) Oh my God.

Me: My mom got it for a surprise once like “Look what I got you!”.

Billie: Oh my gosh! And have you read it?

Me: Yes I read it twice. It’s really great!

My mom: The first time she read it, it took her a day and a half.

Billie: Really? Aww.

Me: The second time was for school too. I ended up using it for a project.

Billie: Oh that’s so cool! Aww that makes me feel really good! That it’s been somehow useful and beneficial at school as well. 

My mom: We listened to your music the whole way in!

Billie: Oh my God, you got all revved up!

My mom: Yeah we were in traffic, so it was good to listen to music!

Billie then asked where we were from and how far away it was. I answered, and she said: “And are you going tonight? Back home?”

Me: Yeah. I’m going to the photo op too!

Billie: Then I’ll see you there! See you there darling!

   Words cannot even begin to describe how I felt. She was so sweet and genuine and really made you feel like she was interested in everything you had to say. I can’t even describe it more than that it was just so B I L L I E.

  So we walked away from the autograph tables, and fangirled briefly with the two people who had been behind us. They were a shaking mess too, so I didn’t feel quite as alone. We started to head towards the place where the photo ops were, but got slightly detracted by booths along the way. But that is for the better in the long run.

   So we finally get in line, and in this room we’re in its H O T. Behind us were this nice couple who we complained about the heat with, a couple who were dressed as Ten and Rose (DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON HOW ON POINT THEIR COSTUMES WERE AND HOW CUTE THEY WERE BEING THE WHOLE TIME.), and someone I thought looked really familiar. She asked the cute couple if she could take a picture with them, and I leaned over to my mom and said “Oh my god I think I follow that girl on Twitter”. I had been talking to her earlier that day online about what to expect at the con and stuff, and she had been really helpful. So I go on my phone, and ask if she was behind the Tenrose cosplayers. She said yes, and after some confusion, I said hi to Sam ( peggyscarters )! It was such a huge coincidence, but it was so cool!

  We all start moving in line from one “air conditioned” (complete bull) room to another. The line was so long! But finally we got to the front! I walk into the little booth/tent thing, and go up to Billie.

Billie: Oh hello Darling! I just met you! 

  I had no idea how to respond. She recognized me oh my god. I do not have a rememorable face, like I look like a trash can. But now that she’s not sitting I can see she’s wearing a long velvet skirt. I felt so bad. She was in lights, in a hot room, on a 90 degree day. But she also had on her red heels, which looked amazing in person. 

  She pulled me in next to her, and put her arm around me, so I did the same. I barely had time to smile before the picture was taken, and I had to go. But before I did, Billie pulled me into a hug, and said “Bye Love!”.

  I cannot stress how sweet that was and how much it meant to me. I’m not even going to try to describe it. 

I waited for Sam over by the pick up area, and those cosplayers walked out. They had had Billie hold a bunch of bananas which I’m still not sure of where they had kept?? and 3D glasses. That picture is up on Twitter here as I found out : https://twitter.com/Twin_Alchemist/status/627657465644122112  It’s so cute.

  So Sam walked out, and we freaked out about how nice and perfect Billie was. We also took a picture together (at my mom’s request oh my god)

God I look so freaking tall. We went to grab our pictures and Sam’s was really cute! It was of her and Billie hugging which was really sweet. She wrote about her experience, and she’s going to be posting about that so go check it out!

  Then I got my picture, and oh my god. Billie looks so much taller than me ( and I’m 5′7 so she looks tall). She is also doing the tongue thing oh my god. I look fat and like shit, but whatever  because she looks great, and that’s what matters here.

 No, but honestly yesterday was the best day of my life. Ever. Period. 

  So since the car ride home I’ve been either to unstable to talk, crying, pondering if that actually happened, and sending that picture to everyone I know. I was laying in bed all day certainly not marathoing everything I have with her in it that’s for sure until I decided to type this. Thanks for reading this!

anonymous asked:

Rhay, I've been a follower of yours since day one. I respect the transformation you have gone through. There is no question that what youre doing now is getting yourself to a much brighter and better future. But what about the men who had there priorities before sneakers. Why can't there be a balance? I was a devoted reader and learner of all subjects just as you were but picked up sneakers as a second hobby. This hobby has not gotten in the way of my other goals… So why can't I do both?

My personal development, doesn’t necessarily need to be yours. I would say I am an extreme example; during the past four or five years I’ve spent over 50,000 dollars on sneakers, and it literally got me no where. I was a classic case of a kid of a kid having too much money, and too much time to spend it. I had to stop taking pictures entirely and delete my social networks, because they were the root of my problem. You may say, “well, I wouldn’t find myself in that situation”…But  My story isn’t so much of a stretch to imagine. I know plenty of guys who would do the same now, if given the chance to. We all want the same things……and its not actually sneakers, clothes, or anything materially, we need those things to be able to gain self-esteem. Its the validation that you receive that gives you the satisfaction of a new purchase, it really doesn’t have any inherent value to you. If you don’t believe me, what is the first thing you do when you get a pair of shoes? As a kid you may have put them on and ran around the house in delight. Now? Now you take your phone out and snap a picture of them and post it on your twitter, then your instagram, facebook….Maybe all in that order. After you get a few likes on your photos, and props for getting them, then you may wear them.. The point is if you’re taking pictures of what you have in order to impress other people, and if those objects in your life don’t have any real inherent value to you besides to show them off. Do they really belong to you? Or do they belong to your followers? There is a difference between owning your possessions and having them own you. Do you see where I’m coming from? The people who like your pictures are just as insecure as you are. The only reason they praise you is because you have what they want, and they don’t believe they can get it. The sneaker game is in a perpetual cycle of neediness. You need to buy shoes in order to impress other people, and you need your followers in order to validate yourself that you’re going down the right path.

Buying things you don’t need is an addiction that is just as destructive as buying cigarettes. There are far more things you could, and should be investing your money in….Yet you ignore those facts and choose instant gratification. Its a case of work and reward. You work your ass off at your little part-time job for two weeks, and buy a pair of shoes with that money just to get a few pats on the back from your followers. Does it sound ignorant? That is because it is. This transcends just sneakers alone, have you heard of the new “high-fashion” cults? The amount of money you have to spend to stay relevant is outrageous. You have kids spending 2000 dollars on jeans, and 1000 dollars on sneakers. Most of these guys work part-time and go to college, so they’re using their financial aid checks to buy all these things….Or credit cards. They live at home, and have no responsibility. They live like their parents are going to take care of them forever, or money is something that should be taken lightly. They don’t know it yet, but they are ruining their future just to be “cool” on tumblr. Its a rude awakening when you get out into the real world and everything comes and hits you all at one time. So you have to ask yourself, Is being “cool” now really worth throwing everything away later? Of course not…Its obvious that path will only lead to poverty. Yet everyday you have 30 thousand dollar millionaires who spend all their effort and money to sustain the illusion of being rich. Trying to look rich is counter-productive. Its like quicksand. They more money you spend trying to present yourself as wealthy, the deeper you sink into poverty. The reason why most people are poor, is because they make poor choices. Poor decisions are the leading cause of poverty. What are poor decisions? Trying to dress like Kanye West, when you work at Taco Bell. Or buying a pair of red-bottoms and putting it all on a credit card. All of these choices will destroy you. Most of your “friends” who spend all their money on sneakers, will be poor in the near future. If you’re not careful and remove yourself out of that crowd, then poverty will be a self-fulfilling prophecy for you too. Insecurity will end up costing you more than you can afford…

Your time and your money are your two most powerful assets……..If you don’t protect these assets, you will waste them….And when you lose them, it will be hard for you to get them back.  Don’t take up any hobbies that may put those two assets in danger. They’re literally all you have.

May God bless you.

-Rhay.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm new to the fandom (lolz) and I'm on the fence on all sorts of things. I've seen proof masterposts for larry and ziam being real that had some super convincing points that can't be argued against, but I've also seen some for elounor (and sophiam but more so elounor) that I felt had irrefutable points too. Clearly they can't all be real and I don't know what to think. This fandom is either insanely smart and perceptive or downright delusional lol maybe i'm just scared of being wrong?

Hello!  It’s crazy to be jumping into the middle of things all at once I’m sure.  I didn’t start investigating Larry until I was a fan for 5+ months and then it took me several months to be sure about that.  I discovered Ziam a few months later, but by then I knew what I needed to be convinced.

There are a few things I always keep in mind.

1) If there were attempts made to hide interactions between 2 members, you have to wonder why.  The whole selling point of the band is their friendship, so there’s no reason to be hiding that. It’s against their business interests and given 1D’s schedule over the last 5 years, it’s clear 1DHQ’s main interest is money.

2) Trust what you see from the boys in person.  If you don’t see and hear it coming from the boys’ mouths, then there’s really no good way to know if they said it.  If I left my computer lying around logged in, anyone could use it to post on my Twitter.  The same is true for the boys’ social media except in their case, it’s deliberate social media management.  

Media articles aren’t any better and can be manipulated quite a lot.  Don’t trust the media blindly.

3) Look for consistency.  If you notice that an article says one thing and the boys act completely differently, that’s a huge warning sign.  Someone is lying to you.  For example, why have the UK press all been trying to tell us that 1D is breaking up and the boys aren’t close when the boys’ actions and words show the complete opposite?  

You have to question who has something to gain from the particular lie being told.  On the other hand, if you know the agenda of 1DHQ and something you see on social media etc. doesn’t fit it, that may be an indicator it’s really the boys doing it.

5) Keep in mind that the point of bearding and closeting is for it to look realistic.  A few smiley or intimate pictures can easily be faked.  Watch one of those romcoms where the characters pretend to be dating and see everything they do to convince people they’re dating for real.  Then remember that 1DHQ has a whole team they can dedicate to doing the same thing if that’s their goal.

Closeting is not new.  Teams lying and doing shady things is not new.

6) To add to that, I don’t like taking gifs or heart eyes pictures for proof for Elounor or Larry for instance.  There’s far too much personal interpretation of what intimacy and emotions are with that.  There’s also missing context and possible angle and distance manipulation with pictures.  I like facts and logic because they’re not as easy to skew.

7) Remember that 1DHQ are not our friends and they’re not the boys’ friends. All you have to know is that Niall was told he needed knee surgery 1.25 years and a full tour with 123 shows before he actually was given enough time off to get it.  He performed on that painful, dislocating knee for that long just for the sake of 1DHQ getting tour profits.  

They then had him show up to the Brits only 1.5 weeks after surgery and put him back on tour after a week less than the bare minimum of time he needed to recover. 1DHQ will do what they think they need to to earn their money and they don’t care about how it hurts the boys. 

If you need to know how the boys feel about 1DHQ, some of it is here.

8) Be careful of assumptions.  A lot of things used to create a false narrative are simply hints that are meant to lead you to assumptions.  For instance, if you see a photo posted, you tend to assume it’s current unless there’s some big indicator it’s not, like an old haircut.  That’s not necessarily true, though, since people can hold on to pictures and post them whenever.  

They may post a picture that’s supposed to make you think Zayn is in LA for instance, but then you find that the picture was stolen off the internet.  Break down all the assumptions being made about evidence and think about whether the assumptions are actually solid.  

9) One is an incident, two is coincidence, three is a pattern, more is ridiculous. That’s the rule in general and with 1D.  The thing is that the same specific things happen over and over and over again in the same ways.  When there are too many coincidences, it’s just not a coincidence anymore


Hopefully those things help a little bit in terms of how to judge what’s important and what’s not.  Of course it’s up to you if you agree, but those are a lot of my guiding principles.

I’m also going to say that if you haven’t read the Harry Louis Treatise or watched the ILYSM videos, they’re amazing sources for Larry and Ziam proof respectively.  If you haven’t done those yet, definitely do.

I also have tags for analysis resources, ziam resources, and larry resources on my blog.

Like I said, it took me some time to come to terms with everything, so if it takes you time, it’s not at all weird.  There’s a huge backlog of information to go through to see the patterns that emerge and the shady things that happened over 5 years.

From The Archive: Jennifer Lawrence On Hunger Games: Catching Fire
On flipping the bird at the Oscars and why Katniss is the unluckiest person in film…

Jennifer Lawrence is an interview goddess. More charming than you ever thought she could be, the Oscar winner was on very good form when Empire spoke to her in Cannes earlier this year. As The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits cinemas this week, we thought we’d run the extended interview first seen (in part) in the November 2013 issue of Empire. This time around, you’ll hear more about sandwiches, swearing and what to call an ear infection…

You’ve won an Oscar. What’s the plan next?
I don’t know… go into television? Or do something totally unexpected. I’ll start doing voiceovers for Animal Planet. No, but seriously now, that’s something I really want to do. (Laughs)

But after the awards is there a feeling that you’re better than this blockbuster malarkey now?
You know, it’s funny how much it doesn’t change things. When you think about it, it’s just a little statue. It’s really only… a positive thing. A really nice honour, a really lovely thing to say that you’ve done, and then you move on. You keep working!

Is the sequel going to be better than the original?
I don’t know… I have not seen it yet. (Laughs) Hopefully! It’s what you hope for from any sequel - that it’s as good, or better. Nobody wants worse. I just don’t know if it’s going to be better. I really hope so!

Did you pick up any injuries this time around?
In the first one I ran into a wall, but that was during training. Once we got into filming, there were no more bizarre injuries. In this one, I went deaf for a week, and yep, I’m still having ear problems, so that’s cool. My ear pretty much covers it. It was the star of the injury show on this last one.

What caused the ear problem?
First, I had to jump into stagnant water for a stunt, which caused a double ear infection. Then I had to jump into water jets, and one jet went into my ear, making a ‘PSHYOOOOOV!’ noise, which made me deaf for a week, but I didn’t go to the doctor because I’m a genius. So I eventually got my hearing back, and now I get this tearing noise every time I yawn. I really should go back to the doctor and ask them what that means. 'Tell me, is this normal?' I’m in pain. 24/7. Help me.

How is your hair handling the dying back and forth?
Not well. (Laughs) I knew I had to cut it short because I don’t like staying brunette - I keep having to touch it up because I am actually a blonde. So I knew I wanted to go blonde and I knew I had to go short because there’s really only so much hair can handle. It’s held up for a long time, so I’m very pleased.

What advice would you have given yourself, your younger self, before you started The Hunger Games?
(Laughs) I got something to say, but I can’t…

You know, I think I’m doing everything perfectly. I think I’ve just about nailed it. 100%. And also, I know me, and I know I wouldn’t have listened, because I had a lot of people tell me what to do before and I did not listen. I don’t think I would have made an exception, not even for myself. No-one can actually give you any advice. It’s one of those day by day, every situation is different things, so there’s no way you can really prepare for anything. It’s kind of like, 'Oh well, let’s strap in, see how it goes, hope for the best…’

How much do the photocalls actually feel like The Hunger Games?
It’s just a completely different animal, all that stuff. It’s really bizarre. I should say, it’s not that bad. I don’t know why everybody acts like it’s that torturous - you are just standing there with a lot of flashing lights, so it’s not as bad as it could be. It’s not as bad as when the photos actually come out. That’s like The Hunger Games.

The photo of you flipping the bird at the Oscars could be one of the best Oscar photos of all time.
It’s so funny how much I freaked out when I realised that happened. I told my publicist, saying, 'Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God…’ and now I am like, 'That’s probably my proudest moment in my entire career.’ (Laughs)

That moment really pointed out to me how whenever people talk about not having a filter… Just how much more in control my limbs and mouths are than my actual self. It’s shocking.

What are people saying to you on the street?
Generally… people are really nice. Sometimes someone will shout, 'You’re a dirty whore!’ But I think that would happen anyway. I guess I should probably dress better. (Laughs)

Where is Katniss right now?
Where is she right now? Are you insane? I have no idea. Maybe… 'sitting here’. Oh, you mean at the point of Catching Fire? Right, okay, sure.

After The Hunger Games, Katniss has moved into a house, she’s a Victor now, and she’s trying to get her life back together. She’s suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress and her life is very different now because she goes home to the people who she knows and they don’t really know her any more. There’s a certain side of her that really only Peeta knows at the point, and she’s always felt there’s a side of her that Gayle only really knows because of her history, and now her life is so different and she’s just trying to piece it together before she finds out she has to go back.

Have you admitted to anyone you haven’t read the books yet?
Ha! And I don’t know until the day I show up on set… 'This is the day you get brought back into The Hunger Games…’ And I’m like, 'Are. You. Kidding me? Again? What do I have, a brother?’

Do you have a favourite of Francis Lawrence’s music videos?
'I’m A Slave 4 U’, Britney Spears. He was making those music videos for me. They were for my generation. It’s really funny, most of the music videos that I’ve seen and loved are his.

Jenny From The Block…
I know, there are so many nicknames.

No, the music video, the song.
Oh God, I’m such a dick. I get called Jenny From The Block… I just presumed. You know people call me J-Lo, right? You didn’t thank about that, did ya?

Jimmy Fallon and I asked Jennifer Lopez to dance once and she said no. That was also because Jimmy pussied out at the last minute and I ended up… well, it was meant to be a choreographed thing, me saying 'Dance with us!’ and then I went and did it and it turned into 'Dance with… me!’ That probably did seem really weird. She was like 'I’ll watch.’ 'Okay…’

What’s your favourite sandwich?
Philly cheesesteak. But also an Italian, which is turkey and ham.

Do you feel like The Hunger Games, with two more years to go, is taking over your life for the forseeable future?
When I signed on to the franchise, I was so prepared. I said to myself, 'Well, you’ll have fun on the first one, and the next one you’ll be miserable and it’ll seem like it’s forever and you’ll get really bored…’ I was just prepared for that. But it hasn’t happened. I get really excited when I’m shooting. I was just doing ADR and I was so excited to get back to shoot 3 and 4, because I know everybody and we’re buddies, so it’s like going back to school. Except it’s more fun than school. Much more fun.

But I really do actually enjoy them. A lot. I do. I feel like it’s going home. Other jobs make me feel strange - 'I don’t know these people!’ - and then I go back to Hunger Games and I’m like, 'Okay…’

Is there a similar feeling to Days Of Future Past?
I just freaked out over Peter Dinklage. I lost my mind. I was like, 'That’s Tyrion Lannister!’ I’d imagine myself getting on my knees and saying, 'My liege…’ He’s The Angry Elf. He’s just everything. Yeah. I freaked out over him. Actually, everybody on set was freaking out. Hugh Jackman was sunbathing, I’m blue Mystique, and then Peter Dinklage walks by on a cellphone and everyone on set says, 'Oh my God, Tyrion Lannister is talking on a cellphone!’

Are you in the blue make-up a lot, or are they going to give you a break this time?
I am blue a lot. But I get little moments here and there. It’s great because it’s the perfect kind of shooting schedule. Everybody gets time off, which with The Hunger Games movies I am definitely not used to.

And what about David O. Russell, is there a similar with-the-gang feeling there?
It feels wonderful. I love him so much, and this last film was really amazing. He’s just so incredible when he gets his imagination going. I think it was even better the second time.

Do you have a favourite Hunger Games character name?
They are all very out there. There are times when I am travelling around and I’ll see signs, and I think, 'Ah, that’s probably where that came from.’ Or I’m in the doctor’s office, and I hear about a new disease. My ear infection is called 'Claudius Templesmith’.

Have you been showing the newcomers to the franchise the ropes?
No, I’m not a jerk. 'Okay you guys, follow my lead and you’ll be fine…’ No, everybody just got stuck in. Jeffrey Wright, Jenna Malone, Sam Claflin… everybody was so nice. They all moved in really quickly. As long as you’re nice, we like you.

And Josh and I really needed a break from each other, so bringing in new blood was good for us. It was getting unhealthy. I think now the ear infection may not have been from the water - it may have been from Josh talking in my ear too much.

Thank you very much for your time, Jenny From The Block.
I hope I gave you something useable. I’ve had way too much caffeine and I’m like, 'NYEEEEAR.’ I thought you were going to think I was on crack or something. Which I might be, if this is what that feels like.

   Interview by Ali Plumb

anonymous asked:

I've been gone, off tumblr since Sunday. Can you catch me up??? What has happened, anything important?? I know Lilo went to the brits, but has any one tweeted, instaed, anything important, at all. I want all the deats 😂

okay.  i’m bound to have forgotten something, but i will do my absolute best to summarize this crazy ridiculous and insane week for you!

Monday, February 22

  • jay reminded us exactly how louis was blessed with his gift of shade by posting a photo of her and a 6 day old louis to instagram.  then, awkward of awkward, within minutes, both briana and danielle like the photo.  how convenient for them all to be online at the same time!
  • it was discovered that the freddie used in a lot of the photos could very well actually be one of those reborn dolls.  for many reasons this subject makes me uncomfortable, so this will be the only mention of these dolls in this summary.  for more information you can check out @lesbianslovelouis who has had extensive conversations regarding this.
  • louis tweeted and continued the usage of his stuntmoji which kinda sent us into a whirlwind of trying to figure out what was coming next.  this intensified when louis posted another selfie on instagram, but this time with danielle’s dog.
  • we also learned that lottie would be touring with selena gomez as her new makeup artist.  there’s a great article about it here.
  • harry was seen in london as evidenced in three fan photos.  this sparked discussion and speculation regarding the boys’ attendance at the brits.
  • some videos came out about briana partying with cousin ashley i think it was.  i don’t have links to this, sorry.  just know it wasn’t exciting.  it featured a giggly, backless and braless briana eating a taco.  
  • some changes were made regarding the directors for triple strings.

Tuesday, February 23

  • dan the trash man ran an article regarding attendance at the brits.  i don’t have links to the article because i don’t read bad fan fiction, but it essentially said only 2/4 members would be in attendance at the awards. amongst other trash.  
  • we got rumored updates that niall was in london from update accounts following a photo posted of liam by their stylist for a fitting and louis commenting on a photo josh devine posted asking if he’d be at the brits as well.  with all of this, there was debate but high hopes that all four would attend the brits, but with only two members somewhat confirmed as attending, it was a big topic of discussion.
  • it also continued the skulls theme we had been seeing with louis’ shirts but connected with liam (look at the instagram photo in the link above) which got a lot of us wondering about the meaning.
  • a really awesome fic by @stylinsoncity was posted as part of the big bang and if you haven’t read it you really really really should.

Wednesday, February 24

brits day was a busy day.  this is going to be in horrible order because my blog isn’t putting things in order for this day either, so rip me.

  • harry is once again seen out and about in london, which put a lot of speculation regarding whether he would be there or not.  there were rumors that it would only be lilo and they were doing an interview just the two of them, which caused even more confusion.  once again, we had no idea what was going on.
  • harry also posted a photo on instagram which caused some fuss.
  • louis posted yet another selfie from outside the o2, but no one could figure out where exactly it was taken from.  more speculation around whether louis is just having a lot of photoshop fun now or what.
  • it turned out lilo were the only two in attendance at the brits, and they looked amazing.  others don’t agree with me, but they did.  lol  
  • jay posted a photo of her and louis at the brits.
  • they presented an award to adele and the boys won for brit music video or something like that for dmd.  this was fan voted during the awards and louis tweeted a very convincing (that’s sarcasm, btw) plea to vote.
  • they were otherwise active on instagram through the night though.
  • harry posted a color instagram photo thanking the fans for the win.
  • louis went out afterwards and partied without liam at a sony afterparty and left with perrie and leigh anne.
  • and i just found an even better summary of the day by @lhrry so here you go.

Thursday, February 25

Friday, February 26

i actually already wrote a summary for this day, so here you go!

Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28

  • it was really quiet.  tmz continued to tweet about their louis stories from the day before and people even featured one direction quite a bit on their snapchat, but that was pretty much all that happened.  until…
  • harry tweeted and got us all grossed out and emotional because those wankers still are so completely in love and we can’t handle it.
  • paul dickov talked about louis on sky sports.
  • his tweet caused some dark larrieing to occur. (please note the information from the other blogger regarding elvis’ manager is from a book that may or may not be correct, depending on sources)
  • the media also thought it an interesting day to remind people that one direction consists of more than just louis and liam by talking about how charitable harry and his fans are.
  • liam was spotted at a tesco with cheryl.  so obviously that means chiam is real.  cough.  (i won’t link the picture because it was obvious to me that they didn’t know it was being taken)
  • eleanor and sophia got together and snapped themselves dancing to pillowtalk.  TALK ABOUT SHADE.
  • danielle apparently needed to remind everyone that she’s still the girlfriend and she and louis are still absolutely dating so she and lottie went shopping together.  with lottie’s boyfriend.  snort.  i’ll share this photo because it is my fav thanks to the face lottie is making in the background.
  • dan wattpad wrote more wattpad fic about liam and cheryl being so loved up and blah blah blah blah blah.  others have written about it now too.  and liam changed his instagram profile photo to what could be a photoshopped photo done by tommo of he and cheryl hanging out and changed his profile description to only say “happy”.  i know i’m convinced, dunno about you.
  • turns out, in a crazy plot twist no one was expecting, apparently caroline flack went to brunch with lou teasdale and sophia.  we are believing eleanor was there too, since she and sophia posted a photo together or something on instagram earlier.  WELCOME TO THE SHOW, FOLKS.
  • and lastly, as i was typing up this post, this realization regarding rbb came about.

and THAT is what you’ve missed on glee.

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so, this fucking happened today. i have never in my entire life met someone so unbelievably humble and grounded; someone as talented, or beautiful, or perfect. his laugh and his smile and his eyes and his jawline are even more impressive i person, lemme tell you. that man smiles and i could curl up in his fucking dimples. 

i caught the 7am train into nyc after not sleeping bc of the sheer adrenaline, stood in the pouring rain with deanambroseofficial for over three hours, our boots filling up with rainwater and trying desperately not to look like drowned cats in our dorky little ponchos, and it was so, so worth it.

i haven’t told this story before but i feel like now that i’ve told dean himself, i’m ready to talk about it perhaps a bit more publicly. when i was 17, i was diagnosed with a heart condition, generalized anxiety, and depersonalization. all are very treatable, but it meant that for an indefinite amount of time, i couldn’t kickbox. and anyone who knows me knows that kickboxing is/was my entire fucking life. it gets me outta bed in the morning, and it gets me into bed sore, bruised, and happy at night. and all of sudden, it was gone while i went through treatment. 

eventually, losing kickboxing pushed me into a severe, severe depression. it was the only thing i had, the only thing i was crazy passionate about. i couldn’t get in the ring, i couldn’t step on the mat, i couldn’t do anything that i enjoyed; hell, most days i couldn’t even leave my house. so on those days when i couldn’t leave or when i was in the hospital, i watched kickboxing videos and indie wrestling videos. five years ago, i was sitting in a hospital hooked up to an ekg machine surfing youtube when a video popped up in a search– ’unbreakable jon moxley pre-match’. 

i watched it and a few things happened at once. 1.) i was entertained bc i mean, dean ambrose is a fucking gift to the wrestling world; 2.) i forgot i was in a hospital bed surrounded by beeping machinery and loaded up on anti-anxiety medications and anti-depressants; 3.) i felt alive and i felt like myself again for the first time in the year since my diagnoses. i started to remember who i was, what i was, how passionate i used to be, how spontaneous and fun i used to be before those diseases ruined my fucking life. 

after watching that video, and the dozens i marathon-ed that same day, i changed. something about him– his passion, his talent, his determination– sparked something in me. for the first time since my diagnosis, i started making progress. i started kinda clawing my way outta that dark place i let myself slip into and i swore i was going to get back into that ring and back onto that mat if it killed me. and soon, i will be.

it’s been five years since i first watched that video and i never imagined i’d have the opportunity to stand in front of him and thank him but today, i did. i walked right up to him and had him sign a screenshot of that same hwa video, which he did gratefully and he listened to my story and let me thank him and when i handed him a little thank you note, he smiled and stuck it in his pocket. we took these pictures and after, he practically whispered in my ear that he was happy i was better and that he was proud of me for getting back into my training. (he was sO CLOSE i almost passed out– his eyes are beautiful and i cannot get over his fucking jawline.) but goddamn, he said he was proud and i haven’t been able to say that part out loud bc i got home and just started sobbing bc that meant so. fucking. much.

but man, he is truthfully one of, if not the, most down to earth person i’ve ever met. he has this calming presence about him that i can’t really explain but i know i can’t be the only person to notice that today. sure, i almost lost my mind but he’s just such a warm person and he smells so nice and he’s so kind. 

if anyone ever tries to say that dean ambrose is anything but a wonderful, humble, calming, kind individual, i will personally fight them because he is a fucking gift and he deserves the entire world.

taybugb  asked:

I contacted the manager, they are actually defending the vet! They literally said "her decisions are not to be contradicted but to be accepted." Literally, what do I do with that? She is god now? Nothing she says could ever be wrong and how dare I say that she was? She was so patronizing after she did it. She heard us but she didn't listen and everyone in charge is acting the same. They act like I've never seen a cat before, much less make a call better than her. I'm really at a loss here...

Re: the vet that put down feral kittens for hissing after only a few days of fostering.

Go to the shelter’s Yelp. Review. Use as much detail as you can - names, especially. Vet X, Director Y. Do the same on Facebook. Post photos if you can with captions ‘euthanized for hissing as a waste of resources’. Be careful to stick to the truth so it is not slander.

Do the same on Facebook.

Post on your own Facebook. Make it public and ask everyone to share it.

Call local rescues and feral cat groups. Tell them.

Join local pet groups in your area. Post the same information.

Call a local newspaper and ask if they’d be interested in it for a community interest piece.

Basically, professionally and methodically, shout this to the heavens. Be upset but not so vitriolic you shot yourself in the foot. Community feedback will be massive and be the best way to incite change.

(Be prepared to find somewhere new to foster. But I bet you were going to do that anyways).

Dear taylorswift

Every day I sit here scrolling through my Tumblr app and I’m amazed at what you do for so many Swifties every tour date. Wow. I just….wow. So many dreams have come true. You love us just as much as we love you and you prove it to us every single fucking day. You don’t even need to and you do it. You save our photos on your phone and invite us to meet you when all we do is post dorky silly videos and pictures up for your entertainment. I can’t believe how close we are with you. I’m so unbelievably grateful and happy for you. I could not have chosen a better, classier and downright fucking amazing role model. You’ve erased the line between artist and fandom. I love you so much Taylor. I’ve never seen you before or met you but come October in Toronto, I’ll be seeing you for the very first time AND 2 nights in a row. I lived on a tiny island my entire life and just moved to the city last year to start university. I can’t even believe this is happening. After so many years, a MySpace account and endless hours on Twitter and Tumblr, I’m can finally stop watching YouTube videos of your show and see it with my own eyes. You’ve helped me through so much, from surgery on my neck for cancer testing to graduating high school and moving to a new city. I couldn’t thank you enough and I’ll spend the rest of my life in awe of you for changing mine. I’m turning 20 this year and you’ve been my friend since I was 12. You were there when I started being a teenager and you’re gonna be with me as I leave it and then forevermore. You were there for me when no one was. I’ve met so many new friends because of you. My life has been changed forever….and for the better. Love you Tay. Thank you. See you on October 2nd (A7 Row 3 Seat 6) and 3rd (East Pit) !