it was an excellent dream

So it’s really obvious I like Inanimate Insanity! But I haven’t really watched a bunch of other object shows.

I’d like to change that! So I’ve compiled a list of object shows to watch. (Or, rewatch, in BFDI’s case)

  • Battle for Dream Island
  • Object Overload
  • Extraordinary Excellent Entities
  • Object Universe
  • Object Show 87
  • Object Illusion
  • Object Lockdown
  • Inanimate Fight-Out
  • Object Havoc

If I missed any important ones, or a personal favorite of yours, let me know! Because I wanna get in way too deep! 

“DREAMS ARE HUMAN WINGS.”

Pursue your dreams! Let them take you higher!

Gracious heavenly Father, I thank Thee for Netflix and libraries and English Breakfast tea. I’m really extremely grateful for them. And that’s all the blessings I can think of just now to thank Thee for. As for the things I want, they’re so numerous that it would take a great deal of time to name them all so I will only mention the two most important. Please let the Netflix Anne of Green Gables series be super good; and please let me be good-looking when I grow up.

I remain,

Yours respectfully,
dollsome

To all incredible women who strive for excellence, 

When I was growing up, I had a dream. I’m sure you did, too. My dream wasn’t like that of an average kid, my dream was to be the best tennis player in the world. Not the best “female” tennis player in the world.

I was fortunate to have a family that supported my dream and encouraged me to follow it. I learned not to be afraid. I learned how important it is to fight for a dream and, most importantly, to dream big. My fight began when I was three and I haven’t taken a break since.

But as we know, too often women are not supported enough or are discouraged from choosing their path. I hope together we can change that. For me, it was a question of resilience. What others marked as flaws or disadvantages about myself – my race, my gender – I embraced as fuel for my success. I never let anything or anyone define me or my potential. I controlled my future.

So when the subject of equal pay comes up, it frustrates me because I know firsthand that I, like you, have done the same work and made the same sacrifices as our male counterparts. I would never want my daughter to be paid less than my son for the same work. Nor would you.

As we know, women have to break down many barriers on the road to success. One of those barriers is the way we are constantly reminded we are not men, as if it is a flaw. People call me one of the “world’s greatest female athletes”. Do they say LeBron is one of the world’s best male athletes? Is Tiger? Federer? Why not? They are certainly not female. We should never let this go unchallenged. We should always be judged by our achievements, not by our gender.

For everything I’ve achieved in my life, I am profoundly grateful to have experienced the highs and lows that come with success. It is my hope that my story, and yours, will inspire all young women out there to push for greatness and follow their dreams with steadfast resilience. We must continue to dream big, and in doing so, we empower the next generation of women to be just as bold in their pursuits.

– An open letter by Serena Williams

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Look at this. Look at this! Sure, it’s just a short tap dance, but think about what it stands for. This man is a tap dancer, in a time where the media does not focus on tap dancers like it used to. But La La Land came out, a movie musical with tap dancing. And now this man is tap dancing, following his dream, and doing an excellent job at it. The message of La La Land is for all these dreamers to keep dreaming. But not only to dream, but to work for your dream. Skills like these should not be overlooked. So many films these days are just too intense or serious, but with little work for the performance. Where are the hours of dedication? This man sure as the sun did not learn tap dancing that day. He was probably practicing it for years, or weeks at the very least (not this particular number of course, this was improvised). But that’s just the point! He developed his skill to the point where he could improvise and still look good! Slowly, this kind of live talent is shifting back into popularity. But, even with the success of Hamilton, not everyone knows about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s impressive ability for rap improv. Skills like these take time, and the products should be highly praised. It’s a building process. Thank you, La La Land.

anonymous asked:

Okay shipper glasses off here and this is perhaps totally unfair to ask this of u considering we have no trailer and very little info re: bellarke's s4 journey but how far romantically do u think they will REALISTICALLY progress come next season?

this is a really excellent question, thank you!

shipper goggles off, hopes and dreams off, cynical filter off, this is what i would realistically see happening for bellarke in s4:

  • so we know they finished s3 in the same place, working together, and that’s where we pick up for s4. they’ll talk about the new bullshit and how they just barely survived the last bullshit, and commiserate, and be in the same place and working together for at least the first 2-3 episodes
  • then, conflict and divergence. clarke will want to keep fighting the bullshit, bellamy will want to just let the end come. he’s had a rough life few months, he’s not going to see the point in trying to stop the inevitable. they’ll argue, clarke will storm off all holier than thou, bellamy will instead focus on how they can withstand the end
    • reading between the lines, it’s their usual division of power. she’s focused on big picture, he’s focused on the pieces. she wants to prevent the thing, he wants to survive the thing
  • so they’ll be apart for a few episodes, maybe 3 or 4
    • they’ll hug before departing
    • we’ll have an interlude of blake family drama
    • and an interlude of clarke trying to be besties with luna
    • and idk some useless grounders will be there
  • things won’t go super well for either of them while they’re apart
  • shocking, i know
  • but whoa! a thing! and converging again, to work together
  • clarke will come around to bellamy’s way of thinking, because there’s legit no way for her to beat this thing, all they can hope to do is to survive it and live to fight another day
  • i think we’ll get another unityday-esque episode, with them getting the chance to drink and laugh and act like fucking young adults for once, some small happiness in the face of the end of the world
  • but then maybe there’s a realization there
  • that the pain of the world ending wouldn’t be death, it’d be losing the chance to figure out what they were to each other
  • maybe they’ve figured out what to wish for
  • not for love, per se, but for opportunity
  • the opportunity to live in peace, to live without a constant threat, to get the chance to figure out who they are and what they mean to each other
  • because what is life worth without hope and opportunity
  • and of course bellamy won’t think he’s worth that hope and opportunity, he’ll try to save everyone but himself, and clarke won’t let him
  • finally we’ll see her show him how important he is to her
  • finally we’ll see it not be taken back again
  • and finally that hope that bellamy tries so hard to tamp down and smother away will be allowed to fill him up
  • finally, instead of finding thing after thing that they’re willing to die for, they’ve finally found something they want to live for
  • but anyway
  • i don’t expect to see any kisses, or any sex, but i do expect to see trust, and hope, and a realization that they want to survive so they can have the chance to see what they could be, romantically and otherwise
Don’t give up on something you can’t go a day without thinking about.
—  These are currently my words to live by.