How can you love Andrea so much when we know soo little about her? (this sounds so mean but I'm just curious)
OK SO IVE BEEN MEANING TO MAKE A POST ABOUT MY LOVE FOR ANDREA FOR A WHILE AND THIS SEEMS LIKE A PRETTY GOOD PROMPT (don’t worry though, it doesn’t come across as mean at all);
Basically a few years ago I picked up a book on Taylor and her life so far (Taylor Swift: The Rise Of The Nashville Teen, by Chloe Govan), and although it’s obviously not 100% credible, because nothing it - it had a section on Andrea’s life that really fascinated me. Andrea Swift was a business woman when business women were slightly harder to find. She was a very successful finance executive, and named Taylor ‘Taylor’ because it is gender neutral, and wouldn’t automatically effect her chances in the workplace by people automatically writing her off as a female on an application form (and it is also after James Taylor). Out of love and faith in their daughter’s potential career, Andrea and Scott agreed to move Taylor ACROSS THE COUNTRY - leaving their family home, friends and family they had in the area, and their jobs. Andrea gave up her own job so that she could assist Taylor, helping her kick start her career at whatever lengths it would take, while remaining a friend to her on the road and more importantly a mother. She had her say in the way Taylor presented herself to her audience, while also allowing Taylor to have almost complete freedom with her work image. The business side of Andrea is a vague and impersonal reason why I admire her, but it’s a reason no less. The rest are much more personal. For so many reasons, Andrea reminds me of my own mum. They both look relatively similar - blonde bobbed hair and soft features. My mum has always looked out for me in the way that Andrea has for Taylor, supporting me in anything I want to do. Even though Andrea is fighting a very serious battle right now, she has still traveled across the world to accompany Taylor and be a huge part of her life, and also to greet fans and thank the people who have made her daughter’s dream come true. She not only thanks them, but makes their own dreams come true - allowing them to thank Taylor in person.
The Red Tour was the first tour of Taylor’s I was able to attend, and we spent weeks putting our costumes and signs together and we had the ABSOLUTE TIME OF OUR LIVES - it was only my second time in London and that day we managed to go shopping and we had a lot of fun getting ready before hand and by the time we actually got to the O2, we had already had a fantastic day and although hopeful, we didn’t know what to expect. We got to our seats and automatically started crying because of how amazing it was that we were actually in the room with Taylor, and after only about 10 minutes of jumping up and down and screaming, Andrea noticed us and shouted up to us to come down from our seats and follow her, and she took us to the front row. Being chosen out of 20000 did SO MUCH for my confidence and since that moment I’ve done nothing but want to thank her. Even if I tried I could never explain how much that moment meant to me. Last Tuesday, at the 1989 tour this time, our hopes were high, but we didn’t want to expect anything - especially after being blessed enough to have an INCREDIBLE Red Tour experience. We threw caution into the wind, for those two hours we were going to be totally carefree, screaming and jumping and dancing along to our favourite songs. Andrea must have spotted us, and came all the way up to the high end of the second level to find us. She went entirely out of her way to see us and just the sight of her coming us the steps caused me to totally break down. At the end of the day, she was the one that granted us the opportunity to meet Taylor - she is the one behind making literally everything I’ve ever dreamed of for the past 7 or 8 years come true. I’ll never be able to thank Andrea for everything she has done for me in terms of my confidence and my outlook. I really admire and love her so much, for so many reasons I just can’t explain.
You’re right, I don’t really know her, but I still admire her so many ways, even if I can’t find the words to explain it in full.
ok but ame and pearl fusing again as they get closer and opal is a more "perfect" fusion
this is. what im hoping for really badly.
like… the reveal of opal suddenly having two arms has so much potential to be really emotional and triumphant and impactful, especially if it’s after a lot of hard work and effort… which, if love letters is any indication, is probably the very least of what will happen between them.
i dont know if “perfection” is really an attainable thing (every relationship has it’s issues, and thats okay) but if the goal of fusion is to combine two gems into a single cohesive, stronger entity… then opal with two arms would be the ultimate of that concept. the total amalgam of amethyst and pearl… no extra mutations or nothing. it’s an exciting concept.
My love brought up the idea of having sex with other people too. I know he loves me. I don't want to stop him from having new sexual experiences, especially since we're young (18) and want to be together for a long time (& have been for a year.) But when I think about him with somebody else, I panic, thinking he will fall in love with them, or that (esp. since I'm in recovery,) I will compare myself with them. Is this something I could enjoy with better self-esteem? I am sad and confused.
I’m sorry you’re feeling sad and I am sending you love.
You don’t need to feel bad for not wanting to open your relationship though. It is ok to be uncomfortable with your partner having sex with other people. It is ok to want monogamy. And it doesn’t matter so much what your motivations are, whether it’s about your recovery or about having some anxiety/jealousy you’re working through.
Maybe if you were in a different place with your self-esteem this is something you would be interested in.
That’s a hypothetical we can’t really answer.
But right now, it seems like something you’re not into. And if that’s the case, you don’t have to feel guilty about that. You can just tell your partner you’re not ok opening things up. Having an open relationship sexually and/or romantically is a fabulous thing for some people. But it’s not for everyone. If it’s not for you it’s not for you.
(Also you aren’t stopping your partner from having new sexual experiences. You choose to be with each other. If he is choosing to be with you monogamously, that is his choice)
And a very special thank you to danisnotonfire and amazingphil because without you two dorks I wouldn't have made such amazing friends and I wouldn't have been as happy as I have been the past few months <3
words cannot DESCRIBE how grateful i am for every single one of you ( especially now that i’m very near 3.2k holy shit ), and how much i love you all. since it’s my birthday, i’m gonna show some love in return for all the birthday wishes you’ve given me with a lil bias list. even if you’re not on the list, just remember that i love you !!
I was telling my dad all about tumblr and loft 89 and meet and greets and taylor nation and I was just gushing out of excitement for Chicago and he goes DONT GET YOUR HOPES UP and I was all woah dude step off a girl can dream okay it doesn’t affect my extreme unreal excitement for the show itself and it won’t let me down and it won’t ruin the tour for me, it’s just something so magical that makes you THINK WHAT IF and for everyone who gets chosen it’s just so heartwarming and fun and I JUST LOVE IT ALL SO MUCH OK
Hi Shannon ,*OMG I CANT BELIEVE IM ACTUALLY TALKING TO YOU* ok, calm down... Im a really big fan of your and I really loved KOTLC from the bottom of my heart, and you know the word soulmates? I feel like there are books called soulbooks or there should be anyways, if there were such a thing the KOTLC series would be my eternal soulbook, and if there would be soul-authors you'd be my one and only soul-author! *Sorry im #rambling*
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Thank you so much.
Imagine me happy dancing like this:
Even though the reality looks much more like this:
ok so since one of my friends very recently went thru smth like this i wanna make a post abt it
stop!! sending empty messages to suicidal people!!
ofc its understandable if yr worried. its very concerning to see someone you follow talk about suicide. however, more often than not, meaningless messages will not make the suicidal person feel better!! ie, “fall out boy loves you stay alive uwu-anon” is a completely meaningless thing to someone who is suicidal. said band or celebrity does not know the suicidal person in question and cannot help them. but you can!! message the person in question off anon and offer your help instead of treating the suicidal person like a child !! thanks!!
1. the supers special where she’s like “ara, maybe you misunderstood, a world without haruka isn’t worth saving” okay because its just THE WAY SHE SAYS IT and just that entire special and how its her that saves haruka and i love that so much, and i love how it makes it so clear she isn’t a “heroine” in the sense that she wants to save people, she just wants to save HARUKA and she’s so like aloof about it like she genuinely gives no shits
2. EVERY TIME SHE MAKES HARUKA FLUSTERED this needs to be in one point okay because otherwise i’m going to run out of room and i have too many moments to mention five isn’t enough, so this encapsulates “there are so many more fun things to do as adults!” + “i wasn’t talking about the fish!” + “later, when we’re alone” etc etc etc
3. pulling herself out of eudial’s trap in episode 110, and the way she just keeps going. and every time people try and make out that michiru is weak i just want to point them to THIS ENTIRE FUCKING EPISODE in which she shows such an incredible amount of strength and willpower that i don’t think any other senshi would have managed (i think, because her motivation is haruka a lot of the time, people wanna read that as weakness, but its not, because she draws purpose from it, i think)
4. the part in the stars musical where she’s telling the inners about how it could have been a ghost that attacked her, and the look on her face is just pure troll and i love it so much my baby
5. the kaguya scene and how gentle she is and what a beautiful contrast it is to this image of a cold, distanced “poor little rich girl” or whatever she’s supposed to be and how much she cares and how much she loves and just michiru <333
I’m here to tell you that it is ok to ship both Frerica, and Fridget. I’ve seen so much hate for Franky and Erica, and the same for Franky and Bridget, but why hate when you can love both of them?
Franky and Erica
Ok, everyone loves Erica because she was the original love for Franky! No one can replace that, not even someone as awesome as Bridget. The way Franky played with Erica, always flirting with her even though Erica never actually flirted back. The way both of them truly understood each other on different levels, they seemed perfect for each other. And seriously though who could forget the kiss they shared? The scary/dangerous kiss of Franky pushing Erica up against a wall and forcing a kiss until Erica finally kissed back. Every single one of us got a stomach full of butterflies, and the biggest smiles on our faces when that scene happened, and we all watched it over and over and over again. And when we all watched the first episode of season 2 we all crossed our fingers in hope that the woman speaking at the beginning, Ferguson, was not the new Governor. We all love Franky and Erica.
Franky and Bridget
Between seasons 1 and 3 Franky had changed so much as a person that it seems plausible that if Erica came back she wouldn’t even recognize her. Bridget came in and I know a lot of people warmed up to her a lot faster than I did, but when we first saw Franky hitting on her we all said in the back of our minds “Back off discount Erica. There is only one girl for Franky, and it’s not you”, but as we saw the sessions with Bridget and Franky go on we started feeling a connection between them that was coming at us like a freight train, and there was no stopping it. Especially since Bridget was showing Franky that she liked her back. And when Bridget was pushing Franky’s buttons so much that she told Bridget that she killed Meg there was just no coming back from that. Franky had never shown so much emotion to someone before, which showed that Franky was just not the same person that she was when Erica was in the show, which is not a bad thing because no matter what we all love Franky. And I don’t care who you are when you watched the library scene between Franky and Bridget your chest filled with happiness and you had the biggest grin in the world. That much chemistry coming from two actors? No, there is no other possible response than a huge smile, and re-watching it 12 times. And the kiss at the end. That kiss seems to get the most hate with people saying “It was shy” there was nothing shy about it. Franky walked up to her and grabbed her neck basically saying nonverbally “Just kiss me already”, and after the Erica kiss we all know Franky is not shy. And the butt smack was seriously adorable. I’ve heard people saying that Franky wouldn’t have done that because either “She barely knew Bridget” or “They haven’t ever touched so she wouldn’t do that”. Again, Franky is not shy, and neither is Bridget. They were both happy as hell at that moment that no matter what Franky did they were both going to laugh.
Anyways, I just had to say that. It’s ok to ship both couples, and no matter how much I see the Frerica kiss, or Fridget kiss on my dashboard I will reblog them both because they were both amazing couples for different reasons. And no matter what when I rewatch the first season and see Erica I will smile big, and when I watch the third season and see Bridget I will smile and squeal “Gidget” to myself.
“What we have in common is that when life gets really hard we feel great amounts of pain, or when we feel great amounts of joy, we turn to music and that’s why we’re all here in this room tonight.
And um speaking about great amounts of pain, um from talking to you so much I’ve never been so sure that it’s treacherous and difficult to be happy in 2015. I think that navigating your life, navigating your self esteem, your self-image, I think that’s harder than it’s ever been before, and I think it’s because every day, and trust me I love the internets ok, I love the good parts of the internets. But there’s also this dark side of how we’re all so, it’s so available to us to see the highlight reel of someone else’s life. All the pictures of when they look the most awesome and when they’re on some great trip, or they’re having the best time ever at a party, and you get like. In your own life you’re seeing the behind the scenes not just a highlight reel you’re seeing like when you get out of bed in the morning and you’re like oh god this is not a good hair day, this is not going good today, how are we going to fix this? Or, you’re like you feel like you don’t know where you’re supposed to go with your life or you just went through the most horrible sense of rejection because someone you know they spread a rumor about you that wasn’t true. You’re seeing all these angles of your own life and then you compare it to other people’s lives when you don’t see what they’re going through. You just see the good parts of what they’re going through. Am I right?
And so I say to you when you start to compare yourself to other people please change the channel in your mind to something else because I think that when it comes to how we see ourselves, other people are really mean, but we’re really mean to ourselves. And so it’s easy to get confused. And when you do get confused um, and you start feeling like you’re not special, or you’re not different, or you have nothing important to say, we all feel like that sometimes. What I want you to do right now, if there’s one thing you remember from tonight, remember what I’m about to say.
You need to look into the mirror in the morning and not tell yourself that you’re not special or you’re not good enough, you’re not pretty or you’re not awesome. I’m going to tell you right now the things you actually are not Ok? These are the things you really are not. You are not the opinion of somebody who doesn’t know you. You are not damaged goods just because you’ve made mistakes in your life. You are not going nowhere just because you haven’t got where you want to go yet. Those are the things you actually are not, now I want to tell you what you are. You are your own definition of beautiful and worthwhile, that’s what you are. You are someone who is wiser because you made mistakes, not damaged, wiser. You are somebody who could be at this moment right now sitting there there there there there there there you are going through whatever you are going through in your life that’s stressing you out or confusing you and making you feel upset. But you got out of bed, and you put on an awesome outfit and you came to a concert and now we are all having the best time ever on a Wednesday night.
You know it’s not about perfection, it’s about just getting on with things sometimes. Sometimes you just get credit for getting up and going on with things, you don’t have to do it perfectly. And I think that we mistake our mistakes for damage and we think other people will judge us for them. But I want you to know that the way I see mistakes, they don’t make you damaged – they make you clean”
(ok so why the hell not doing this once again haha, at least this always makes my monday alot better, thank you for that!<3) poor quality pic, I haven’t taken much selfies lately. but I like my eyes, especially with eyeliner. I wish they were as blue as they seem to be in this pic tho :D
MY WEEKLY BLONDE ANGEL IS BACK AGAIN YAY
LOOKING EVEN MORE AWESOME THAN YOU ALREADY WERE
I LITERALLY LOVE YOUR EYES AND MAKEUP SO MUCH
and as always; please give Lukas a big hug for me!