it lasted like an hour

this is going to sound like such a Tumblr Story but I swear it’s happening as i type but like. outside my dorm window these guys were playing catch and they asked their friend to join him and i heard something muttered and then the other guy was like “you’re in college and you don’t know how to throw a football?” and like up in my room i was grimacing bc here come the Gay Sissy jokes obviously but instead - the kid goes “that’s okay! we’ll teach you.” and for the last hour they’ve been teaching him how to play like i’ve been listening and i guess you want to catch with your fingertips and use your elbows and bend your knees and think about your wrists and they’re …? actually being so kind and saying like ? some of the most constructive criticism i’ve ever heard surrounded by things like “oh! great job on that catch” “sweet throw! now you’re getting it!” and … my heart has never been so warm

i just wish this world like told boys… it’s okay to be like this. it’s okay to be supportive and friendly and frankly nurturing to other boys. i wish boys were allowed to be gentle and sweet and kind. boys….. be good, upturn the patriarchal standards and homophobia entrenched in this culture…. go teach a guy how to throw a ball. 

i painted Thomas Sanders bc i love him and this wonderful disney prince has helped distract me & keep my head together without even trying these last couple of weeks. also he’s so pretty? how could i not want to paint him?? 💜😅✨

I just finished the final episode of the Balance Arc and like, I can’t believe how kind the narrative of the whole thing is. 

  • Their interdimensional ship runs on love! 
  • The real magic was literally the friends they made along the way! 
  • The found and lost and found again family repeatedly chooses to stick together against all odds! 
  • The character growth is grounded in learning to accept help and strengthening relationships instead of tearing them apart! 
  • The romances are born out of mutual respect and not needlessly complicated with miscommunication for conflict! 
  • Happiness and hope aren’t seen as naive, but as desirable states of being! 
  • Characters are allowed to be vulnerable and feel pain and aren’t mocked for it!
  • Not only is death not a vengeful, capricious, or malicious entity, but he’ll probably make you pancakes in the morning! 
  • They got called out for playing into a gross trope by killing off some of the women who love women and instead of being defensive about it they brought them back to life as BENEVOLENT, PROTECTIVE, STREET RACING DRYADS. 
  • LIKE. 
  • LIKE???

It’s not perfect. Pobody’s nerfect. But it was created with love at its core. Those dumb boys set out to kill some time and ended up sending more love and general good feelings out into the world than I think they’ll ever realize. They did good and I hope they feel good about it.

(170921) happy birthday my precious sunshine kim jongdae!

you are brighter than any star in the sky and more radiant than any rainbow in this universe. you have blessed the world with your beautiful voice, your excellent talent, and above all, your endlessly kind heart. you are an angel, kim jongdae. you are not of this earth, you are something far greater than anything we could ever deserve. thank you for always giving us strength and love. i hope your life is filled with blessings, just as you are a blessing in our lives. may the world always remain kind to you in every way. thank you for existing, my love, and for making each day brighter than the last. 

10

for centuries our families fought together,
against their common enemy. 
despite their differences. together. 
we need to do the same if we’re gonna survive. 
because the enemy is real.

3

Things get broken, and sometimes they get repaired, and in most cases, you realize that no matter what gets damaged, life rearranges itself to compensate for your loss, sometimes wonderfully.

A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara.