is going to be a book

I wish there were ways to despise you.
—  V.B.//yet I haven’t found any

Sooo yesterday I read this book called “You Can Have What You Say” by Kenneth Hagin. In the book, Hagin talks about how we can have what we say. For example, If I wanted a job at a corporation, I can say “I will have this job at this corporation, this job is mine in Jesus name” and if I have faith, then I will have that job because of what the Bible says in Matthew 21:21-23!

Matthew 21:21-23 says,

21 Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. 22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

SO with this in mind, today I arrived at my school and there were no parking spaces on the second level of the parking garage right? Everyone was going onto the third level to find a space and I was like no, I will have a parking space on this second level. I was like a parking space is going to open up for me. Remembering what the book said, I said something like “I will have a parking space on this level in five minutes in Jesus name” outloud and I was like everybody else can go onto the third level because I am going to have a parking space here lol. So I waited in faith, and I was like ok someone needs to start walking to their car so I can park and literally a minute later a guy starts walking to his car! There was one or two cars in front of me mind you, and they could have gotten there before me but NOPE I had declared that I would have a parking space before this guy showed up so that parking space was mine! As I was leaving the parking garage, I even looked around to see if anyone else was backing out on the second level and NOPE!!!! YALL I GOT ME A PARKING SPACE WITHIN THE FIVE MINUTES I HAD DECLARED THAT I WOULD HAVE A PARKING SPACE!!!! WE CAN HAVE WHAT WE SAY! This might seem crazy and just a coincidence, but to me, it was not a coincidence! There are no coincidences when it comes to Jesus. 


anonymous asked:

hi!! im curious cause i know you dont really like mc in a lot of the routes but i was wondering if youve played other otomes and how you feel in general about the mcs there? i feel like most mcs ive encountered are very cringeworthy so i was wondering what your thoughts are in general for mcs in otomes? lol sorry this is not exactly slbp related but i thought id ask anyway

I’ve played quite a few otome in my time… LMFAO. Plenty of it’s been mobile apps, just because there’s more in English, but I’ve gotten some console games that I enjoy quite a bit–though I’ve played a couple of the Japanese versions (since luckily, Vita games aren’t region-locked LOL). 

And mm… I think it really depends? In my experience, I’ve generally found MCs from bigger console games to be far more enjoyable than those in mobile apps (I like Chizuru from Hakuouki and Cardia from Code:Realize a whole lot, for example). The problem with quite a few MCs, I feel, is that they tend to try and make them very blank slates–vague personalities that you can attempt to mold to how you choose. But I feel that’s detrimental to the story, because 1) MC is a character, and thus needs development to actually be good, and 2) … How many of us actually like to read about the same no-name, unskilled, common kind of person you could think of? There’s nothing wrong with a character possibly being soft-spoken or passive–that’s fine if you’re willing to let her be more than that and show us about her past, her goals, and how the people around her help her change. Layers to a character can do wonders to her initial impression. But when you leave her static throughout the entirety of the story, reading about it is both boring and irritating after a time.

I think the reason I prefer some MCs like Chizuru or Cardia is because they feel like characters. I am reading their story, watching them struggle with their own personal conflicts, and at some point, falling in love. They feel whole, they feel like characters I can relate to. The problem with say, SLBP MC for example, is that I never feel like I can empathize with her story–she rarely ever changes, she does not have to reap any consequence for any mistakes she makes, and there is never really a time where I feel she is a product of her time–she doesn’t seem to fit the setting she is in. This isn’t to say I haven’t liked Voltage MCs in the past, though–Finally, in Love Again and Kiss of Revenge have some pretty solid leads, for example.

I also feel one of the biggest downfalls of MCs can be the fact that the romance comes before the story–it might just be personal preference on my end, but I feel like a romance is only good if there are other factors to the story you’re reading. Having an MC fall all over a guy without any thought as to what’s going on around her, or her having no ambition outside of that can be kind of boring and eye roll worthy–not to mention that world-building can play a huge part in reader interest. (Though that’s not to say having a hopeless romantic of an MC is inherently bad–but again, the story is only as good as the thought you’re willing to put into it).

So tl;dr There are a lot of cringe-y MCs out there, I can wholeheartedly agree with that. But while I think that’s a pretty common element in a wide range of otome, there’s also plenty of good and interesting MCs out there as well. It’s just like any other novel you would read–they’re really just going to be hit or miss, and a lot of them are going to have tropes you’re probably gonna find super cliche lol.

My mom just got back from a business trip to China, and she brought me presents and I love them!


A thread about millennials and stories (sorry for all the typos I was fueled by too much emotion to type well)


now feels like an appropriate time to post this

“Do you hate me?” he asks.

I look up at his face. It’s a face I have loved, a face I still love. A face that looks anguished by the hurt he has caused. I believe it, believe that he is sorry.

I shake my head. “I could never hate you,” I exhale.

He searches my face, hearing the ‘but’ I didn’t say.

“I just wish,” I whisper, “more than anything, that it hadn’t been you who broke my heart. I never thought it would be you - I never thought you could do anything wrong. I wish more than anything it hadn’t happened, that we didn’t end like this.”

—  the end // lily rose.

Dan actually being supportive of Phil winning a Dan vs. Phil instead of being his typical whiny baby self was the biggest surprise of 2016

I like to pretend that I would slam the door in your face if I found you on my doorstep five years from now. I like to think that, given what happened, I’d tell you to get lost and never call me again. If you’d ask why, I’d list all the things you’d ever done to me, all the times you’d broken my heart and made me feel like being myself wasn’t enough. I like to pretend I’d recognise you for the waste of time and tears you were. That you still are.

But there is that small part of me that is afraid. That small part of me that would hold open the door for you and invite you in, the part that would offer you a cup of coffee and remember that you like it with too much sugar. The part of me that still craves your presence on some days and misses the way you brushed my hair from my forehead or
how you laughed too loud or swore too much or let me call you in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep.

There is one thing I’m sure of, though. I hope you never show up on my doorstep again because God, I have no idea what I would do.

—  5 years from now

Sebastian Stan and the Tshirt™ for the Beauty Book (2011) (x)

can you imagine. Library au Keith and hunk work in receiving, processing new shipments/donations and putting books back from the dropoff chute. Pidge is IT support for the library and keeps the servers secure and lightning fast and definitely doesn’t spy on people with her network. Shiro and lance are the receptionists bc Lance thought it would be a good way to meet some smokin bodies and shiro just really loves books okay. Coran owns the building and Allura manages it and takes down all the mouse traps Coran puts up because “they’ve never chewed anything or pooped on the books, Coran!" 

 And there are the usual library shenanigans including but not limited to 

  •  - a closet full of books. no context it’s just there and Coran wants it to stay. 
  •  - squirrels sneaking in through the dropoff chute when the weather gets colder - hunk and keith hunting the squirrels bc they’re not always busy
  • - hunk wanting to be humane only and Keith slowly putting his knife away
  •  - Keith this is a library why do you have a knife
  •  - *squints into the horizon like a war veteran* squirrels
  •  - pidge suggesting that the mice are helping the squirrels
  •  - keith’s war against rodents begins and Allura scrambles to set up cozy hiding spots for them all just out of Keith’s reach
  •  - and then he finds his pistachios MISSING and his pear has been nibbled upon and he mc freaking loses it
  •  - shiro puts this sign up on the dropoff chute very quietly and kindly and he just kind of puffs up knowing that he’s done a Good Deed
  •  - people start obeying the sign and Lance leaves the front doors open so he can hear it every single time it happens. He has a tally chart.
  • - the chute opens one day without anyone shouting down it and Keith runs upstairs and looks around "did you see any squirrels ma'am" 
  • - Lance is dying bc it was him. 
  •  - klance makeouts between the bookshelves 
  • - the dudes from the computer repair shop next door coming in and asking if any of the webcams in the library had mysteriously turned on too 
  • - pidge is a good liar bc obviously she was behind it. 
  •  - hunk and allura putting food for the squirrels on the roof in an attempt to keep them safe from Keith 
  • - hunk and allura realizing that the squirrels are determined, suicidal little shits and so they just put food in the corner of the library or up on the highest bookshelves and hope that their tails will do the dusting for them 
  • - shiro sighing at literally everything as he hand feeds the squirrels 
  • - is he Snow White like how does he do that 
  •  - Keith’s Betrayed Face when he sees shiro schmoozing the squirrels 
  • - *whispers* I thought you loved me 
  • - shiro rolling his eyes so hard he goes and joins a bowling league 
  •  - the dudes from the computer repair shop coming back AGAIN and asking if show tunes had started playing in the library 
  • - pidge must physically remove herself from their presence bc she’s trying very hard not to cackle like an overlord 
  • - Keith brings in a CAT 
  • - allura is horrified and literally clutches her chest 
  •  - Lance falls in love with the cat, feeds it treats and snacks and gives it lazy toys until it gets ULTRA FAT 
  • - Keith comes to the conclusion that his bf sabotaged his cat plan on purpose and cuts off the nookie supply for a month
  •  - worst month of everyone’s lives tbh 
  • - hunk begs Keith to please just fuck Lance again 
  • - a hanjo in the Scientology section at the very least please please please 
  •  - pidge and shiro end up stuck in the weird book closet somehow 
  • - shiro COULD break down the door but that’s just a lot of work 
  • - why break things when you could have a book fight 
  • - they throw a couple hundred paperbacks at each other for 20 minutes 
  •  - pidge builds a throne of books and rules her domicile (400 books and shiro) with cunning and dignity 
  • - until shiro slaps her in the face with a copy of pride and prejudice and the war begins anew 
  • - the library has like three floors and everyone knows to stay out of the left wing of the third floor during lunch breaks bc Lance and Keith honestly don’t care if u see their butts they will not stop 
  • - shiro or hunk lifting pidge onto their shoulders to put more food on the shelves for the squirrels 
  • - the general populace of the town not being weirded out by any of the shenanigans in the library 
  • - it’s just another beautiful day in mr Roger’s neighbourhood for them 
  • - Keith runs by them with a knife in his teeth and a net in his hands? Totally normal