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  • Halsey: reckless nights, driving around the illuminated city of L.A. / sneaking into old, abandoned motels with your friends that you’re probably never going to talk to again after high school, but you still say the term BFF all night / cigarette filters in tiny liquor bottles, stained with lipstick / chopping off your hair in a bathroom that isn't yours and not cleaning up afterwards / young love and genuinely believing it’s the end of the world when it ends after a week, finally believing the people who warned you / burning an american flag and throwing your more-than-half-full bottle of jack daniels into the flames
  • Melanie Martinez: alphabet blocks spelling ‘go fuck yourself’ / your stuffed animals showing up in places you don’t remember placing them / pastel nail polish that messily gets all over your fingers and hands / old photos of babydolls with a lazy eye and bashed-in faces / finally realizing the grim, origin-meanings of the nursery rhymes your parents read you as a kid / watching tom and jerry on drugs / knee-high socks with lacy tops and rip all along the fabric / getting the big-kid swing all to yourself because no one wanted to go to the park with you / tearing the heads off of your animal crackers and gummy bears
  • The Neighbourhood: standing at the beach at 5 pm, shallow waves crashing onto your feet / burning money you know you need and using it to roll blunts because you want that rich-illusion / driving through california in a white convertible, with palm trees all around you and a girl you just met sitting next to you, while holding her shawl over her head before letting it fly off into the wind / hawaiian shirts and faded, ripped jeans / leaving a small party early and coming home to your expensive suburban condo, falling asleep alone / the ghost of nicotine on your tongue after brushing your teeth
  • Twenty One Pilots: colder weather and leaves fallen off every tree / painting vent-quotes on your walls with black and red paint when you can’t sleep / sitting in the school cafeteria with your childhood best friend, jamming on a ukelele / dark thoughts at night that you turn into poetry / secret handshakes that only you and your soulmate know / scribbling out your monsters with a black pen on a three-hole-punch notebook
  • Lorde: demolishing stereotypes, the popular girls kissing the nerd girls, jocks showing up at theatre class / games of spin the bottle and 7 minutes in heaven / throwing on your drugstore lipstick and fishnets and catching a bus to a sketchy, glow-blog-material club that doesn't require ID / sinking under chlourine-plagued water with your best friend and yelling something, floating up and trying to guess what the other said / going to a house party on a saturday while sticking to white wine and your friend that dragged you there, but ending up actually having a really good time / not giving a shit about sports but going to a highschool football game to get out of the house
  • Lana Del Rey: marilyn-liner and fake lashes / oldies movies playing in the background / emotionlessly breaking expensive jewelry that your ex bought you / loitering at liquor stores until you're asked to leave / getting into a stranger's car solely because they're cute / getting drunk off moonshine and dancing on the pole in the center of the T even though you have no experience
  • Marina And The Diamonds: purposely popping your bubblegum as hard as you can when someone asks you to stop chewing so loud / poisoning a milkshake at a 50's style diner / the sound of pouring a handful of diamonds against a mahogany floor / pastel pink leather jackets with a number of feminism pins all over it / a beautiful bouquet of flowers from all the lovers you met with, 1-5 for each day of the week.

To a sailor, honest or not, the sea was always a threat. Even on the kindest days, she could be deceptive. Still waters and clear skies never lasted long, hiding storms behind the horizon.

It was Yurio who first spotted the flash of color in the water, sounding the alarm. Scales of red and gold hiding amongst the glittering blue of the sea under a bright summer sun. Glimpses of a tail flirting out from the wash of the waves, never permitting a solid look.

“How many are there?”

“I can’t tell.”

“Is it a school?”

“I think it’s only one.”

“They’re not like sirens, they aren’t solitary.”

“Look, there, see!”

“It’s circling us…”

“Well that’s freaking great. Exactly what we need. What kind is it?”

“I don’t know, I’ve never seen one with a tail like that before. Usually mermaids–”

Chris had to seize onto the powder monkey to prevent him from plunging into the water, nearly knocked overboard by the expanse of Yuuri’s wings. The siren had sprung off his perch on the crow’s nest with a sharp cry, diving straight into the water below.

In the split moment before he hit the surface, it broke from beneath with the vibrant flash of gold on scarlet fins. The mermaid leapt into the air, colliding with the siren. Webbed hands grasped onto Yuuri’s feathers, dragging him down into the sea.

Neither reappeared. The surface settled.


“Yuuri– it grabbed him, he’s gone!”

“I don’t see them!”

Victor came running. He threw off the sash tying his pistols to his hip, ready to leap in after his siren.

The ocean erupted. Droplets of water burst up into the air like diamonds, propelled over the ship with the force of Yuuri’s wings. The siren shot up into the sky, twirling as he flew. His arms were wrapped around the mermaid, waist encircled by its tail. 

Yuuri’s forehead was tipped against the mermaid’s, smile split across his face. The sound of combined laughter filled the air, wondrous and uplifting in its power.

Yuuri peaked above the tops of the masts, stilling in his ascent. The two fell back into the water. Yuuri’s wings pushed them across the surface as they rolled in the waves, splashing with abandon. Their chatter barely reached the ship, excited, like that of two friends reunited.

The men on board stared, watching the siren kick up water with his wings, splashing at the mermaid. Who proceeded to grab his shoulders, shoving Yuuri down under the water without any sense of fear. He cackled openly when Yuuri emerged, spitting out sea water with a playful scowl.

“….Your bird’s friends with a freaking mermaid?!” Yurio  demanded, spinning to glare at Victor.

“I had no idea,” Victor answered, pouting a bit as he watched Yuuri’s lips move rapidly, able to see it even at a distance but unable to hear the siren’s hushed words.

“How delightful life on board this ship has become,” Chris remarked, leaning forward to try to glimpse more of the mermaid. “He’s quite cute, do you think the tales of them growing legs on land are true?”

“We’re all gonna die,” Yurio muttered. “Drowned by mermaids, eaten by sirens…”

From out on the water, the mermaid shouted out something in shocked delight. His brilliantly colored tail slashed through the waves as he tugged Yuuri back to the ship by the hand, waving enthuastically at Victor. “Hiiiiiiiiii!!!”

Victor blinked, slowly waving back. From down below, Yuuri blushed. The mermaid beside him grinned, sharp white teeth contrasting his dark skin.

“Yep, all dead,” Yurio quipped while Chris and Victor shouted down a greeting.

anonymous asked:

My school is so whitewashed it hurts, my friend and I mentioned black history month and almost the entire class just started yelling at us saying that "it makes no sense", "there should be a white history month", and that it's stupid I'm in pain like black history is important !!!! It showcases their accomplishments and talents, showing that they're people too !!!! ITS IMPORTANT

That frustrates me to no end, because literally almost ALL of the history we’re taught in school is whitewashed history already, and becoming more whitewashed. And I say that with having an educator as a father and taking classes on the US education system. All year long is basically white history appreciation.  It’s amazing how many things that I learned happened in America with people of other nationalities that were never taught in school. To the people who say “it makes no sense”, consider your privilege of always feeling represented in history books. You’ve never had to wonder what people of your ethnicity were doing or dealing with during certain eras in US history. Black history month was created specifically to shine light on how many contributions to American history black people gave that we are not taught. And if people of privilege just took the time to look into it, I think they’d be surprised how much they weren’t aware of. It’s so important because representation matters, self-worth matters, and this month is to specifically focus and encourage the black community that their minds, their words, their actions, all of it can make a positive difference in this world. 

anonymous asked:

Wow I mean. You'd think people would know that this blog is focused on Straight White Boys (c) and not on people who text who happen to be white, happen to be male, happen to be straight, and happen to be creepy. This blog focuses on SWB mentality because this creepy mentality was birthed from privileged creeps who think they're a gift to the world.

RE- to the-TWEET

anonymous asked:

Can you please do a BTS and the part/parts of the woman body they're the most attracted to? I'm quite curious about this one and it's pretty interesting, like what attracts them the most in the woman body, of course, if astrology provides anything in this matter!

this is v v general and based on a mess of signs (sun, mars, venus) but here we go

Jin - a nice smile. cute, unique lips. pearly white teeth that belong in a colgate commercial. he wants to be blinded. also, a pretty laugh (because he’ll be hearing it a lot with his dad jokes)

Originally posted by bwiseoks

Yoongi - soft boobies that he can rest his head and nap on after a long day

Originally posted by dreamyoongi

Hoseok - nice, smooth legs that he can fixate on for hours. also, pretty hair. i think he’d really be into someone who dyes their hair unique colors.

Originally posted by jhope-shi

Namjoon - curvessss. he’s weak for a shapely, feminine woman. they don’t have to be drastic or over exaggerated. subtle beauty is good too.

Originally posted by teamwang

Jimin - he’s all about the booty. and he doesn’t discriminate in size. as long as he can grab a handful whenever he pleases

Originally posted by jiminiminii

Taehyung - well groomed, manicured, or delicate hands and feet. enough said

Originally posted by herthealbum

Jungkook - a sucker for natural beauty, and it doesn’t have to be conventional. someone who exudes charm in the most simple clothing; who can take his breath away while wearing sweatpants and no makeup

So I’ve noticed

Most of this dumb site talks about girls like ‘uwu soft. beautiful. flawless. goddess. must hug and kiss. you’re ethereal diamond beings every single one of you!! girls gotta stick together! god yaaaass girls!!!’

But girls get older, and when they do, all that praise for girls becomes ‘racist Karen let me see the manager haircut Sue shitty brownies at the bake sale Helen rude racist screaming entitled Cathy gotta own this crusty old bitch Barbara’

Do girls stop being girls when they hit 30 or

The types of ship-haters you will encounter in any fandom:
  • Type 1: Chooses to ignore the romantic tension and will classify the relationship as “brother-sister”. May not actually have a sibling if they are this type.
  • Type 2: Disapproves of the white, female character getting together with the man of color, no matter how decent of a person they are. Doesn't like being called racist but may intentionally or unintentionally say something racist to make their point.
  • Type 2a: also works in reverse. However, the people who don't like women of color getting together with the lead white guy are much more vocal than the typical type-2 people.
  • Type 3: Will argue that straight pairings suck and will make arguments that (insert female character x insert female character) or (insert male character x insert male character) have better chemistry.
  • Type 4: shipped one of the less popular ships on the show. They are typically nice people since even though their ship isn't happening, they knew what they were getting into.
  • Type 5: "Did the writers have to put the (insert female character) in a relationship? Why couldn't she be a strong, independent woman?"
  • Type 6: "This ship is TOXIC AF. Here, read my dissertation on why this character and this character should not be together".
  • Type 7: Will argue that the chemistry and romance are forced and the writers suck for forcing this upon us.
  • Type 8: Will argue that one of the characters in the ship is boring. This usually means the character is decent, is not a complete mess, and is actually a good fit for the other person in the ship. Will also argue that the angsty, unstable, dangerous character is "exciting" and "fun".
  • Type 9: Will ignore the canon ship because for some fucking reason, they think the main villain has better chemistry with the lead female / male character. Even if they're presented with facts that the lead character HATES the villain, they will still dismiss the canon ship in favor of their bizarre crackship. Will also make excuses for the villain's behavior.
  • Type 9a: To add to the previous point, it doesn't have to be the villain. As long as they're unstable and dangerous...and a cis, straight white male.
  • Type 10: "I don't care if it's based on a comic book / book / video game / insert other medium, I still don't like it and I think the adaptation should make some changes."
  • Type 11: Will argue about the age difference, which is typically not a problem unless it's like a 20-year gap.
  • Type 12: Will voice their displeasure through memes.
  • Type 13: Will voice their displeasure through gifsets / photos / fanarts / manips
  • Type 14: Will voice their displeasure through really aggressive fanfics.
  • Type 15: The Newcomer ("Hey, I'm new to this fandom but I really hope this character and this character don't end up together. Maybe my opinion might change in the next few episodes / chapters"). By default, these people either turn into shippers or remain as haters.
  • Bee: Andrew, you have to stop pulling knives at people.
  • Andrew: This is my way of venting.
  • Bee: Well, it made a lot of people around campus very nervous.
  • Andrew: That's because they're a bunch of bitch ass white boys.
  • Bee: I hate to break this to you, Andrew, but you're also a bitch ass white boy.
For the people writing latinx characters

I know y’al like chancla and abuelita jokes, but please consider:

  • Not all latinos are from Mexico,  Dominican Republic or other countries closer to the USA. Just because immigrants from these countries are more common on the United States doesn’t mean that they’re the only latinos that exist.
  • Not all of us speak Spanish. Latino and Hispanic are not synonyms. Brazilians are latinos too.
  • Despite what you might think, a lot of us are not familiar with the things you typically associate Latinos with. I can assure you a Chilean would have no idea of what la chancla is if it wasn’t for the memes.
  • On the same note, not all of us are from tropical, hot countries and have dark skin. A lot of us are from cold, arid places; desertic or mountain areas, or the pampa. 
  • There are more Latino stereotypes that the ones you always see. Think mountains, wearing ponchos, and llamas.
  • Not all of us celebrate Día de los Muertos.

So yeah, maybe try to write something else other than the two or three Latino stereotypes that exist in media.

  • Fascist: "We believe in the superiority of the white race and we aim to use genocide to create a nation for white people only."
  • Antifa: "We get into fistfights with fascists because they want to exterminate huge swaths of people based on arbitrary factors such as their skin color or sexuality."
  • Spineless Liberals: "Both sides are wrong because they're both violent but also it's important to give fascists the freedom of speech, which they'll use to recruit and organize."
If you feel the need to ask “what about black on black crime??!” after a mass shooting

you don’t really give a fuck about black people.

anonymous asked:

Top ten times VIKTOR was petty af (to go with Yuuri's top ten! We all know they're a matched set in pettiness).

Top Ten Times Viktor Was Petty

10) Once a reporter was talking badly about Yuuri to one of their friends at a competition. Viktor was walking behind them and heard but he waited until they were completely finished before cleaning his throats and smiling when they turned round and watching as the reporter went sheet white because everyone knew not to insult Yuuri within earshot of Viktor or vice versa. Later that reporter also found that he was banned from the press conference and couldn’t get an interview with any other skater during the event.

9)As mentioned in obs&bh Viktor once lost a bet with one of his much older rinkmates about who could do the most quads in a routine which Viktor lost and had to skate to the music of the skater’s choice for an exhibition. In revenge he bet the skater he could learn to do a quad flip by the next competition with the same rules. When he succeeded he made the skater skate to something much more embarrassing.

8) When Viktor was buying his first car, Yakov told him to buy something inconspicuous. Viktor bought his bright pink convertible and drove it to practice the next day

7) Someone once tweeted that Viktor was an overrated skater and hadn’t even won that many medals anyway and Viktor replied with a picture of his massive trophy cabinet with the caption ‘you were saying?’

6) During his best man speech at Viktor’s wedding, Chris made it as embarrassing as possible for both Viktor and Yuuri. So in retaliation at Chris’ wedding Viktor told their assorted family and friends every single embarrassing drunk story about Chris that existed to return the favour.

5) Viktor is kind of a neat freak and used to living on his own whereas Yuuri was a student and used to living in a messy and cluttered environment. Yuuri had a habit of leaving his clothes lying all over their shared apartment instead of putting them away and kept forgetting to tidy them up. One night, Yuuri went to get into bed only to find that his side was entirely taken up by a pile of all the clothes that he had left lying around and there was no room for him to fit in himself.

4) If Viktor doesn’t care about someone he doesn’t bother to learn anything about them at all. This is why he still doesn’t know JJ’s name

3) When he and Yuuri moved in together he offered to get Yuuri a separate trophy cabinet for all his gold medals. A separate smaller trophy cabinet to go next to Viktor’s bigger one. It was done in good humour not maliciously though because Yuuri had the world record over him and also didn’t care about medals anymore so they could joke about things like that.

2) Once, one of Yuuri’s fans tweeted Viktor to say that Viktor didn’t deserve Yuuri and should leave him so that Yuuri could find someone better. Viktor replied that no-one was worthy of Yuuri but that he as a multiple world champion was probably more worthy than someone who lived in his parent’s basement

1) Someone once said that Viktor was too old to be a skater and he should quit while he was ahead. Viktor skated a whole new season just to prove them wrong.