This is honestly so important to me. They start joking about how Minghao’s pronunciation of heart sounds like garlic but then Seungkwan stops when he sees that minghao looks uncomfortable. He even reassures him that he doesn’t have to worry. He makes sure that Minghao doesn’t feel embarrassed about his pronunciation. This is a small gesture but it speaks volumes about their relationship with each other.
I liked Matthew McConaughey but honestly, he spent 20 years of his career pissing away his talent in shitty rom-coms but the minute he decided to be a serious actor, he got everything handed to him. He had so many great roles waiting for him and it took him like a year to get to the Oscars. Winning an Oscar for him would barely make a difference cause he’s still going to get these great parts and he has True Detective on TV for which he’s the emmy frontrunner now.
On the other hand, Chiwetel has been doing great work on film, tv and stage for a long time and hasn’t been able to break through even after people thought he would after Dirty Pretty Things. He may not get another role like this again. And what’s even more bizarre is these awards giving Best Picture to 12YAS without awarding Chiwetel. It just makes no sense, he IS the whole film. I mean I would understand if 12YAS wasn’t their favorite film but to vote for that film but not its lead actor who carries the film makes no sense.
What more people need to realise is that how well you speak a language is dependent on a ton of external factors which can change from one day to the next, including but not limited to your mood, your level of tiredness, your knowledge of what it is you’re talking about, and your level of comfort with the person/people you’re speaking to or the situation you’re in.
Last Monday, basically directly after the attacks, I just couldn’t make my French work in class when I wanted to speak to them and had to revert to English to be able to say anything at all. The following day, I spent like 20 minutes in 3 different classes ranting in French about people not putting enough effort in and what they could/should be doing better, and my French was spot on right through and basically for the entire day.
Sometimes a language just doesn’t work for you, sometimes you can figure out why but other times it’s just inexplicable, and it’s frustrating and discouraging but it happens and you have to know that that does not in any way mean you’re bad or not making progress overall.
I’m still mad about Vivienne de Fer of Orlais, master player of The game, having a shaved head. So I spent the last few hours doing this just to make a point. I was gonna only do like 3 but she is so pretty with rows (and just in general tbh) I couldn’t stop myself lol.
Please don’t misunderstand my intent, Vivienne is gorgeous with or without hair, and I would’ve been fine with this decision if there were Black people all over the game rocking natural hairstyles. But that is not the case. It feels like game devs hear us asking for afro textured hair options, do the least amount of work (”here is an afro and a smaller afro.”) and then call it a day. It’s frustrating.
We’re so underrepresented as it is. And then to finally have a Black woman who is a major character, who lives in a society where fashion is important to the point of being ridiculous, have a shaved head? It’s just lazy and that’s all there is to it.
Like this is where a google image search for inspiration and a little bit of doodling got me. If I can do this then people who are being paid to do a good job can and should do better.
okie dokie friends so my car battery died and i JUST started my new job and new battery is literally going to cost me $80-$100 and I just spent the last 20 minutes sobbing in my car because I 100% do not have that type of money in my checking account
So what I’m saying is if anyone and I literally mean anyone can help. if just like 100 of my followers donated $1 I would be so grateful
I am literally crying so hard right now. My paypal email is firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll put my donate button back up
(I am still crying as I type this because I’m so sick to death of this uphill battle, I’m sorry if this doesn’t make much sense or doesn’t seem coherent)
I spent 20 minutes crying in my car just now, again. I tried to get my gender marker changed on my ID like a friend of mine did (without surgery, she had a letter from her HRT doctor and they took that, no big deal), and I showed them my surgery letter stating I am male and should be considered legally male, and the woman I dealt with would not do it. Told me I need a court order that states my legal gender, and I don’t know how much it costs to go that route, but judging from how much my name change was, I would guess about $300. Obviously, being a unemployable Air Force veteran on disability, I can’t afford this. I’m asking for anyone that can help me by donating to please send anything you can to my paypal at email@example.com. If I end up raising what I need, I have no problem posting receipts so everyone knows the money went to what I said I needed it for, please if you can help please do, or reblog this so other people can see? Thanks for anything you guys can do <3
Let’s add Pokemon GO to the extremely long list of things white people can do without fear of being killed
Early the next morning, shortly after my partner left for work, I couldn’t help but to give Pokémon Go another shot. I had about an hour before I needed to be at work so this seemed like the perfect opportunity. I threw some clothes on, fired up the app, and set out for an adventure.
I spent less than 20 minutes outside. Five of those minutes were spent enjoying the game. One of those minutes I spent trying to look as pleasant and nonthreatening as possible as I walked past a somewhat visibly disturbed white woman on her way to the bus stop. I spent the other 14 minutes being distracted from the game by thoughts of the countless Black Men who have had the police called on them because they looked “suspicious” or wondering what a second amendment exercising individual might do if I walked past their window a 3rd or 4th time in search of a Jigglypuff.
When my brain started combining the complexity of being Black in America with the real world proposal of wandering and exploration that is designed into the gamplay of Pokémon Go, there was only one conclusion. I might die if I keep playing.
The breakdown is simple:
There is a statistically disproportionate chance that someone could call the police to investigate me for walking around in circles in the complex.
There is a statistically disproportionate chance that I would be approached by law enforcement with fear or aggression, even when no laws have been broken.
There is a statistically disproportionate chance that I will be shot while reaching for my identification that I always keep in my back right pocket.
There is a statistically disproportionate chance that more shots will be fired and I will be dead before any medical assistance is available.
Honestly, I wish this was a joke post or satire of some sort. It isn’t. Something needs to change.
SFW - - This is the last part, thanks for taking the time to read it. I do hope you enjoyed at least some of it. I did quite like writing it and reading all of your messages. Okay -
“Grace. This is the last one!” Hannah yells as she slams the door.
Grace doesn’t answer, at least not straight away. She’s too busy squinting at the tiny gap between the floorboards and the bottom of the dresser. She’d spent the last five minutes reaching under there, until her shoulder was flush with the front of it, searching blindly underneath the dresser for the words she’d read weeks before. When her fingers found nothing but dust and a few hair pins, Grace sat back, pulling her hand out from under the dresser. Hannah must have found the note, and thrown it away. The thought of Hannah not holding onto their past makes Grace’s stomach twist in excitement.
Hannah wants her now; she’s enough.
Grace just sits on their bedroom floor, smiling at no one in particular. She blushes at the memories she has of this room. She lowers her gaze and looks around the room, her feet finally sitting still for the first time in almost six weeks. She’s got nothing to be nervous about, she doesn’t even bite her lip. She just sits.
@amand-r: I feel like asking tony to do 8 hours of ANYTHING, even studying historic ladies, is a bit much. Sam: I’m willing to bet if you get him to sit down for more than 20 minutes he honestly just falls asleep. amand-r: I know right? 6 of these 8 hours is either spent drinking or sleeping. Sam: He’s got a hologram of him “Studying” and he uses the secret passages Natasha found to get to the bar. MYSTERY SOLVED.
Fundraiser Commission Stream on 2/8/15 Sunday starting 1:30 EST
Because I want to help sally-mun with the medical bills for her cat, Sally, I’ll be doing a fundraising stream similar to the one I did when my own pet, Boo, had outstanding medical bills.
The way this will work will be much like that- during the stream, first come first serve, for 20 dollars you get a 20 minute timed sketch. You may donate more towards the cause, but 20 minutes is the limit to the time spent per piece so that more people get a chance. Like last time, the commissions will probably be black and white for the sake of time.
These commissions will only be done during the stream as well as not to conflict with my long-term commissions- I will only do these commissions during the 20 minute time slots on that day and I will not be doing any ‘after stream’.
Because of the time factor, I will mainly be only drawing Sonic characters, MLP, pokemon, or other things I’m familiar with so that I may draw them quickly and accurately. Very simple fancharacters or asking me to do a design for something must be okayed first but I’ll be willing to do them.
You’re free to come to the stream and watch even if you don’t intend on donating or buying a commission, though I’d appreciate signal boosting.
Here is an example of the type of quality you can expect to see me making in 20 minutes- though this was drawn in 2012, and I may of improved since then. Please also bare in mind that as the stream goes on, the quality -may- waver, but I will do my absolute best to maintain quality best I can, and may enforce breaks to uphold the quality.