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Why I love Sakamaki Ayato so much.

Today is my favorite Sakamaki’s birthday, Ayato!!! He was the first Sakamaki introduced to us in the anime, and I’m still deeply in love with him and all of his character traits. I just love everything about him, from his vibrant Vibora eyes to his seiyuu, Midorikawa Hikaru.

STORY TIME ABOUT WHY I LOVE AYATO:

I think the reason why I love Ayato so much is because I can somewhat relate to him. I was the firstborn in my family too, and I was always pushed to be the smartest in school and the perfect daughter for my family. So I completely understand how difficult it is to be the best when you’re in a competition against your own family members (in Ayato’s case, his half-brothers and in my case, my cousins) and the unwanted pressure that entails with the ridiculous journey of trying to be perfect so that people will recognize you for being so great. My parents weren’t like Karlheinz and Cordelia, but I won’t deny the fact that I sometimes cried myself to sleep when I didn’t do well in school or when I got yelled at by my dad for not understanding an algebraic math problem. Of course, as time went by, I came to hate studying like Young!Ayato too, and I wanted to do other things like dance because for once, I didn’t have to think. But my parents persisted and pushed me to be the best in both, and this unfortunately gave me an egotistic superiority complex as well as an inferiority complex as I grew up and went on to high school. It was BAD, guys. I did not take “no” as an answer and I had an awful habit of dismissing people easily. I would do the complete opposite just to show them that I was great enough to do it because how dare they try to deny me, much like how Ayato questions people when they deny him.

When I saw Ayato wondering if he was good enough to be the Vampire King in the recently released Lost Eden game, I cried tears of anguish for him. I felt the same pain and sorrow and uneasiness that Ayato showed because there were times where I doubted myself and my abilities in my career path and choices. Even now, I sometimes struggle with the idea of me wanting to become a corporate lawyer when things don’t work my way or when I see that I’m competing against other college kids in the U.S. So we both share an insecurity of getting the repetitive feeling of “not being good enough” for the things that we want or are supposed to be. We both want to give up and just let go of our issues, but I think we are both stubborn enough to want to stay in the game too. I haven’t read the entire translation for Ayato’s LE route, but I hope he finds some closure and peace for himself. I think we both mentally and emotionally need a break from all the crap we have to deal with in life sometimes.

Nevertheless, I wish Ayato an EXTREMELY happy birthday today because he deserves all the happiness in the world. I hope he will learn from his past trials, and I hope he will grow and become a great Vampire King respected by the rest of the clans in the demon world. I hope he makes his family proud because he’s always been told that he needs to be the best and I want him to feel like he genuinely is one of the best out there. He’s always been my favorite character because of his complexities, so I hope we both can encourage each other to truly achieve the best, feel like we’re the best, and reach the status of being the best. I love him so much, and I want to thank Rejet, Satoi-sensei, and Midorikawa Hikaru for bringing this character to life in the Diabolik Lovers series.

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my photos are really bad so you probably can’t even see it, but here’s the beginning sketch of my Arc V painting

I wanted to work on it more than i have, but I had some other projects that took a little bit of precedence.  It definitely won’t be done on or even very soon after the finale, but i’m gonna do what i can to work on it a bit as I go

I’m thinking I might have to make a run for more paint; the plain is to do the background in acrylic so that it will dry faster, then the details of the people will be done in oils to make it more vibrant and pretty.  I only have small amounts of oil paints so i couldn’t do the background in oil anyway, but I do need a lot more acrylic than i have too, which tends to be cheaper to buy anyway…?

anyway i’m gonna start working on this more soon hopefully, but i have three other drawings that i need to finish first before i can focus on this

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edwardsexton: One lucky young man is going to collect a rainbow of suits today. Perhaps too bright and vibrant for some but a fun addition to a spring wardrobe. He may well be wearing them on stage. What a lucky chap. Enjoy. #edwardsexton#colour #Bespoke - 02.28.17 

The Guardian: He is currently working with Harry Styles ahead of the launch of his debut solo album. “It’s not just the suit, it’s the cut that makes it,” says Sexton, a twinkle in his eye, when I visit his showroom. “The way it expresses itself and what it does for you mentally when you put it on. - 03.20.17

what she says: 

what she means:

Though we recognize that the LBGTQ+ community makes up a lot of the Youtube community and content, we will be limiting the vocality this community has. We appreciate all of the work you’ve done to make Youtube an inclusive, diverse and vibrant community, but the gay agenda has become too powerful and we believe that we’re the sole cause of it, which is why we have decided to implement Restricted Mode on LGBTQ+ content. Please, though, let it be known that we are not silencing the community, we are only placing age restrictions because being a member of the LGBTQ+ is inappropriate, gives false information, and may be damaging to younger viewers, who benefit the most from the videos put out from this community. This is being done with the intention of protecting a select few, but god forbid anyone gets worked up over trans people asking to be able to use the bathroom that they identify as without being persecuted or harmed. After all, why should we grant such special rights to such a miniscule group in the vast majority?

Natasha’s Win Tonight:

Okay, so, quick little sassy comments aside, I just want to put my thoughts down because this is such a monumental win for her and to see so many of my queer tribe celebrating in my dash makes it feel like a win for us too.

We just watched an openly pansexual woman who plays mostly queer characters win a popularity contest over the two leads from Canada’s favourite show. I said this yesterday but Natasha’s creative work this last year has been so vibrant and diverse, and there is something so poetic about the little queer girl who got picked on and shoved into lockers for her homemade clothes winning the Fans Choice Award to a standing ovation in a dress her mother made for her.

All any bullied kid wants is validation that they are worthy and like many of us, Natasha has been open about her struggle with anxiety and depression and feelings of self-doubt. Tonight, we got to shoulder one of our own to that stage and she got her big moment of affirmation from the mainstream too and nothing can ever take it away from her.

I would bet you my last slice of pizza that when she goes home tonightshiny trophy under her armand checks her social medias it will be our reaction she cares about the most and I’m so happy that she’s going to get to see how ecstatic we all are for her.

Get it girl, you did such a good job!

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7.5.16+3:30pm // journal unfiltered + comments behind each spread! // wanted to show you guys what my bujo spreads look like with no filters/editing involved. i feel like this would give you a better perspective of the colors and washi tapes i’m using. just click for a bigger view and for commentary. :D 

Hundreds of dwellings - all painted in a vibrant red color - make up Larung Gar, the world’s largest Buddhist institute. The settlement is located in a remote valley in Tibet and contains a population that has grown to approximately 20,000 people since its founding in 1980. In recent years, the Chinese government has started to systemically demolish homes and force thousands of occupants out of Larung Gar, claiming the settlement is too crowded and unsafe. They have also closed off the area to all foreigners. Many Tibetans fear the erosion of their language, traditions, and ways of worship in the midst of these incursions by the Chinese government.

32.1356°N 100.4565°E

Learn more in the NY Times here: http://nyti.ms/2gBrxo0

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Crown Prince Lee Young’s Colorful Hanbok

“I worked on a lot of projects, and I’ve met a lot of actors. There have been many actors who have great bodies and a great figure for clothes, but I think this is a first for an actor who can perfectly portray the feeling and message that I intended, as if he is one with the clothes.” 

                         - Lee Jin Hee, Hanbok Designer for Moonlight Drawn by Clouds.

Destruction from Habits (M)

Originally posted by chimchams

Jungkook x reader x Jimin
Word count: 7.3k
Angst, romance, smut
For @inktae
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A/N: so you guys might have noticed I haven’t been postin’ but that’s because I was working on this, so enjoy!

2016


During the season of winter hid the warmth of the sun as it tries to claw its way through the clouds after the showers of rain or the coldness from the breeze. The tips of your noses turned a vibrant pink when you stayed outside for too long and your fingers attached to your hands numbing from the lack of blood rush. It was around the time of year where you could wear your sweaters and stylish boots without having to feel hot and exhausted from the sun’s ray of heat or use up to three fluffy blankets to cover yourself from the cold. Family time was important, spending days ranging to talking about life or folk talks from long ago.

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a short description of the signs
  • Aries : not happy at all and wishes people liked them. a good, peaceful person
  • Taurus: tough on the outside soft on the inside. athletic
  • Gemini : is either vibrant and full of life or pissed off. very into gossip
  • Cancer : a generally negative person and knows that they're angry all the time but doesn't know how to stop. nosy but it's only because they care
  • Leo : thinks they're funny but everyone hates them. too loud
  • Virgo : stumbles over their words a lot but it's only because their brain is working too fast to form full words and they can't help themselves. please be nice to them
  • Libra : happy but only sometimes. doesn't do their homework and when they do they don't turn it in
  • Scorpio : has watched every single show on netflix despite hating the majority of them. eats the entire bag of doritos but leaves the empty bag in the pantry
  • Sagittarius : tired and too stubborn for their own good. somewhat humorous and very likeable
  • Capricorn : a good person but they're ready to die anytime. tired of everyone and wishes everyone would shut up
  • Aquarius : does their best to stay in their lane but doesn't last very long and they Explode. likes listening to music
  • Pisces : makes fun of people too much and is too violent and should really calm down before things get out of hand. can be embarrassing to be around a pisces in public
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Dating Theo Raeken Would Include:

  • you practically living at his house
  • stealing his shirts
  • cute forehead kisses
  • knowing theo’s plans for the mccall pack
  • him always getting frustrated when you want in on a plan because he doesn’t want you to get hurt
  • “if something happened to you, i would go out of my fucking mind”
  • flirting constantly
  • teasing each other during pack meetings ;)
  • him being really protective over you
  • him threatening the dread doctors to stay the hell away from you
  • threatening the chimera pack too
  • “if anyone of you touches my girl, you’re dead. that’s not a threat, that’s a promise”
  • sex
  • so much sex
  • sex in his truck
  • mostly rough and kinky sex
  • but on occasions, slow and loving sex
  • him calling you ‘babygirl’
  • theo slightly losing control whenever you top him
  • low growls from the back of his throat and his eyes flash vibrant gold
  • “fuck, you’re so fucking beautiful”
  • taking loads of selfies together
  • going to the gym and constantly checking each other out when working out because damn
  • you being his first priority no matter what
  • so many cuddles
  • especially after a really long and stressful day
  • “come here, baby”
  • you being the only one who can calm him down
  • him never passing up the opportunity to take pictures of you when you don’t notice
  • he has one of you laughing adorably set as his lock screen
  • staying awake together and talking about random shit after one of you has a nightmare
  • hot makeout sessions
  • him biting your bottom lip
  • “you’re irresistible, god, it’s like i just can’t control myself around you”
  • hickeys
  • especially on your neck, collarbone, and inner thighs
  • play fighting together but theo lets you win most of the time because he likes it when you smile
  • him getting really jealous whenever another guy speaks to you
  • so he makes sure to really over do the pda around certain guys who can seem to take a hint
  • but also pda just in general
  • him smacking your ass when you’re walking in the hallways
  • “theo!”
  • “i can’t help myself, y/n, you’re hot”
  • defending him when the mccall pack (mainly stiles) make accusations about him
  • him peppering kisses all over your face when you’re sad because he knows that it’ll make you smile
  • taking showers together
  • and baths
  • which usually ends in sex
  • watching movies together whilst cuddling
  • “you give the best hugs, theo, you now that?”
  • “only for you”
  • you love it when he nuzzles his head in the crook of your neck because you find it absolutely adorable
  • both of you knowing that you’ll always be there for each other no matter what
  • him finding that listening to your heartbeat calms him down
  • he loves that your scent is practically the same as his because of how much he’s marked you, with sex, hugs, kisses, when you wear his clothes, etc
  • neither of you getting bored of the sex because you both think that it gets better every time
  • you being the only one who sees his soft and loving side
  • “i love you, raeken”
  • “and i love you, y/l/n”
  • him not saying that he loves you all too often so when he does, you know he means it one hundred percent
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I really really love Tina; she’s probably tied for my favorite character in the whole HP verse, along with Hermione Jean Granger and right before Harry. Even though I admire Hermione immensely, I think it’s Tina whom I relate most to, despite just one movie of knowing anything of her character.

Like her, I also have a sister, just a few years younger than me, so close in age that it seems like we’re twins. But we are as different as night and day. Like Tina, I’d die for my younger sister, but I’m also jealous of her too because she’s shiny and vibrant, and I’m dull in comparison. And like Tina, I’m ok with that. Sure, insecurities pop up now and then, but then again that’s human. It’s never at the forefront, but you can tell that Tina has vulnerabilities, but at the same time she is proudly unapologetic to be herself.

I love how human she is, how flawed and how normal. She’s a witch, but like a grey spot in the vibrantly colourful world. You wouldn’t notice her until you got to know her personally, and became acquainted with her passion and her generosity. Who willingly lets two strangers into her home (one of whom she’ still suspicious of) just because one of them is injured?

She’s also important on a meta-level (I will forever hold on to the headcanon that the title of his book was Newt’s dedication to her). Newt in-universe is disliked and annoying, but in reality, his character is the type to be a Tumblr favorite, universally loved for his eccentricities. Meanwhile, Tina is sometimes called annoying and blamed for betraying Newt; let us not forget that she didn’t know him that well yet and that she was only protecting her city. I think some people dislike her in-universe and out for being a woman and daring to be ambitious.

She is unapologetic in that, in wanting to get her job back, and it makes so much sense because I can imagine her working her ass of, armed only with guts and ambition, because she thinks she has no special talents to speak of. Tragedy strikes in the form of her parents dying, but she has no time to feel sorry for herself. She has to raise herself and Queenie. She had to grow up early.

Despite that, she never lets the world make her become jaded. She puts on a tough front; she has to, to survive, but her caring and protective nature is still there, shining brightly at her core. She chooses to save a lonely boy over her career, and I think that moment captured who Tina truly is.  

And I love Tina and Newt’s relationship because I find it incredibly realistic and heartwarming. They are the same, really, protectors and caretakers, and I think that’s what initially draws them to each other (imo, i don’t think they’re in love yet). But also, they are really different, and in that they are complementary. Newt has his head in the clouds, but Tina grounds him. Newt doesn’t take care of himself, and so Tina will support him.

I can imagine the angst in the next movies, when Tina meets Leta. Her old insecurities will probably pop up. How can she, plain Tina, compare to someone as majestic as Leta? And yet although Newt fell for Leta because he was intrigued by her wildness, Newt falls in love over and over again with Tina because of her steadiness. For a man who’s travelled the whole wide world, Tina’s meaning becomes synonymous with home for him. He’s always thought of his suitcase as a place to live in and be himself, but he’d never thought that home would be a person.

Tina falls in love with Newt because of his compassion and the color he brings to her grey world, but also because, with him, she can be vulnerable. She doesn’t always have to be strong or carry her burdens herself. They can be vulnerable together, with each other.

People come back for the characters. You could ask your average Supernatural fan to explain the mythology of a season and they’re gonna explain it in terms of the characters they respond to. Sam, Dean, Cas, Crowley, whoever they’re into in whatever combination. I think that’s the important thing. So as long as we can keep these characters vibrant and developing, and move toward more serialized storytelling that TV in general has done and that we have done, allows that. I think we can keep going for a while. I think what’s going to stop us ultimately is at what point do Jared and Jensen decide they’ve played the roles for too long, or at what point do we get to a point where we feel like we’re repeating ourselves, or we feel like we can’t take some of the bigger swings – whether they work or not – that we’ve taken in the past. So for me to give an end date, I couldn’t do it. I think we’re all really hopeful of getting to Episode 300. We think that would be a really awesome milestone. Could it go beyond that? Creatively, yes, I think it could. But just because something could doesn’t mean it should.
—  Andrew Dabb in “How Long Supernatural Can Last, According To The Showrunner,” CinemaBlend (February 10, 2017)
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guardian angel au (reposted)

pairing: taehyung | reader
genre: angst
word count: 10.418
warnings: alcohol mention, violence


Am I dead?

The first words that rise above your cloudy thoughts find their answer immediately, eyes slowly opening as they grow accustomed to the colors, too bright, too vibrant. Almost resonating in your ears, the images twirl in seamless waves, gradually forming shapes and lines as you blink repeatedly.

The world unveils right in front of you, and even though the scenery feels familiar, there’s something outlandish about it, about the way the people walk and speak and laugh, as if the world that you used to hold between your fingers was snatched right out of your hands. You feel like an intruder, like a watcher of the humans that walk past you without giving you a second glance.

You suppose that in some way, you are a watcher. The memories you hold of the afterlife are faint and blurry, as if coming back to the human world made them break into tiny pieces, glimpses of unearthly shapes and colors. You still managed to hold onto some small remnants of the other world, words and fuzzy reflections forming in your mind as you try to recall the conversations you had with the ethereal beings, whose faces you’re unable to remember.

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