isn't she reason enough

Y'all are still sleeping on Iida Tenya, and ignoring his existence and every time I think something’s gonna happen to make the fandom acknowledge him, it continues to pass on by my poor son

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DAREDEVIL | S2 | Karen Page moments 18/50

Why do you always do this? Why do you put Matt in the driver’s seat when you can do this yourself?

Matt and I are partners for a reason. 

There’s some things that I’m better at, and there’s things that he’s better at.

it’s that time again!  time to avoid the dragon age fandom for the next 24 hours at least.

anonymous asked:

i'm doing a project on Sara and why she influences me. i've looked up to sara for years but for some reason i'm having trouble coming up with solid reasons/evidence (apparently "she's just awesome" isn't good enough). do you think you can help me? how is sara influential? and what are some quotes by her that are inspirational? thanks a million, i absolutely love your blog <3

ahhh I love and hate this question.  I love it because I can poor my soul out and get to talk about Sara, but hate it because I am gonna be here for like an hours trying to type it all out, but all is well.  but omg there are so many reasons why Sara is just amazing.  I’ll split it into categories, cuz I’m probably going to go off into so wild tangent that will be unstoppable and it won’t make a bit of sense. so here we go:

She is just a good person:

  • She is an advocate for speaking up about gay rights and equality in all people, let it be their gender, sexual orientation, or just how someone might choose to live their life.
  • Every summer, she gives in time to a music camp for girls.  I think this one is great, because she doesn’t have to do that, and I doubt that she is even paid for doing it.  She does it out of the goodness in her heart to make a difference in music for girls.
  • She always tries to make time for people, people she doesn’t even know.  At almost every concert, Sara comes out after the show to meet up with fans, take pictures, sign autographs, and all the fun stuff.  Again, she doen’t HAVE to do that.  There are so many singers that will just do a show, and then sneak out the back, but she cares for all her fans.

Her music actually means something:

  • There are so many artists out there that right songs, just for the sake of having a hit song.  She doesn’t do that.  She takes time, (3 years most of the time) and thinks about her music and makes sure that she is doing it for a reason.  She has sacrificed so much just for the integrity of her music.  Making songs for just the sake of a hit is fine, I’m not shaming people that do that, but I thank god that Sara puts all her heart and soul into these songs, you can feel it, the raw emotion in these songs.
  • Most songs that go platinum are either put out by people that regularly gets hits, or the song is a big hit song.  The fact that Brave went platinum, it just means something, you know.  Like, she didn’t have a big platform to just say “alright, here’s one of the new songs” and just watch her trillions of fans buy it and thats how it got famous.  No, she put out the song and people generally like the music for the music, the meaning for the meaning.  I’ve noticed, in my experience, that Brave has changed lots of opinions on Sara.  People used to be like “why do you even like her, she isnt popular” or something like that.  but now, that Sara is out, and they can see how amazing her work is, people have changed their minds.
  • Each song of hers, you can feel the emotion in it.  I think it is because she doesn’t just write for the sake of writing.  Sara will take an experience and turn it into something beautiful.  Don’t we all just LOVE Manhattan? Because it is a great song, full of raw emotion and pain. Because she wrote it about breaking up with her long time boyfriend (cough cough javi cough) she is telling a story basically, not just singing a song.  That’s why I would rather listen to a live version of Manhattan, or Gravity, or Stay, or any other song written by that girl, because when she does it live, you can hear her. you can hear past her voice and you can hear her and her emotion.

She is a woman that stands for something:

  • Growing up, i have always looked up to women, and it has helped me form into who I am today.  I would probably be a much different person, because watching Sara has influenced me into trying to be a better person.  Just simple things like keeping my cool if there is a misunderstanding, like Sara might do.  Or trying to find the best in every situation, like Sara might do.  Or try to live a full life, as Sara is doing.  Because she stands for something, she makes me, and other people, want to stand for something too.
  • There are lots of women in the industry that have been successful by putting on shows and having a look or maybe even a scandal, and that is all fine, I am in no way bashing those people.  But Sara would rather have meaning in what she is doing, then just being famous or known.  "I’m never gonna be somebody who’s gonna fall down from the sky on a trapeze. That’s not me. I really want to make sure that my focus stays on connecting with the audience.“

Quotes:

  • "The way to get past insecurities is to embrace them.”
  • “We’re all very fragmented and sort of piecemeal on the inside, but still end up being something beautiful.”
  • “We all face different challenges and obstacles and it’s up to us to decide how to approach them.  I’d like to think I was someone that has the capacity to be brave, but honestly, it’s something I work really hard at.”
  • “I don’t feel like I’m apologizing for who I am.  I feel like I’m stating proudly what I have to say.”
  • “I get inspired by women that are in it for the long haul.  I like to see people writing their own music.  I like to see women that have a perspective and have something to say, and aren’t puppets for the thing behind them, the monsters under the bed.”
  • “I found that I saw the same theme happening over and over again in all these stories.  It was always about how some girl couldn’t figure out anything, and somebody had to come and save her, and I felt like, sometimes, princesses can save themselves.”
  • “Listen to my words, not my tears.”

I could go on and on and on, but tis late, and I still have homework.  If you need anymore stuff, just message me :)  I know I didn’t give that much, but you get the idea, how she’s pretty freaking amazing.

I wish I had more time to just keep writing and writing and writing and writing, but I needed to stop myself.  I wish you the best of luck on your project, if I was your teacher, I’d give you an A just for picking Sara.

anonymous asked:

I've seen a lot of people argue that the reason they don't like Carla is that she isn't flushed out enough and that she seems to be there just to give Stan a female romantic love interest. I mean they have a point, we have so many really cool and flushed out female characters in GF! Why are people so focused on one that, right now, we don't even have a canon personality for??

okay first off: ALL FEMALE CHARACTERS ARE IMPORTANT!!! there shouldn’t be a contest to see who deserves more love and praise from fans. they all do! we need to stop making everything related to women a competition.

i think that we’re drawn to Carla for the same reason many people are drawn to the show - there’s a lot of mystery surrounding her. clearly, she was in a relationship with Stan for a long time in his past, a past we STILL don’t know a lot about. we want to know more about her because we believe that she’ll be important in the future because of her past appearances and stuff the crew has said.

let me remind you: Carla DID NOT have to be the girl in Stan’s movie flashback. it could have been any other girl, but it was Carla. she is more than just a female love interest.

i don’t care if you don’t like her. but if you hate her for coming in the way of your ships/headcanons OR claim that she’s not real, then we’re gonna have a problem.