it's genuinely so pretty in person

I drew @commanderholly in a cute/witchy outfit. I was planning on drawing her in one of her Looks™ but that just…didn’t happen?

Things have been blowing up recently with YouTube and it’s genuinely upsetting. But Commander Holly is honestly such a role model. She marches, she uses her platform to speak on real issues, and she’s just an all around incredible woman. So I highly recommend watching her content, because she’s a genuinely good person with a lotta’ heart.

3.5/5 Stars.

Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a well-liked sheriff’s deputy in a small Texas town—but Lou has just one tiny secret: he has a sickness inside him…he likes to kill people.

But Lou’s time may soon be up, as his past deeds begin to catch up with him and his good-old-boy facade slips away.

The Killer Inside Me is a first-person account of a depraved sociopath. This is another one of those books that has lost some of its shock factor over the years (it was written in the 50s), yet it remains pretty disturbing and entertaining.

I have to admit I felt confused at times by some of the plot developments and had a hard time keeping track of characters due to lack of depth and development, but really the plot wasn’t the point, and I wasn’t there for the other characters, so it didn’t bother me too much.

Lou’s internal monologue is genuinely interesting and amusing in a disturbed and darkly comic way. It’s a trip to be in his mind for 220 pages.

I just think it’s beautiful that not even a University in the deep South wanted Richard Spencer to speak on their campus and he literally had to whine about it to a federal judge until he got his way. Auburn has sent out like 50 emails today alone that pretty much just say ‘Richard Spencer is trash and we don’t associate him with our school’s values.’

some iwaoihinas for the soul
  • their apartment it full to the brim with plants. hinata is useless with them, oikawa loves them but always leaves them for dead on accident. iwaizumi has a green thumb, and cherishes them like children. the other two always secretly watch him in awe because he’s so happy when he gardens
    • hinata, banned from trying to nurture the plants, talks to them about anything and everything. he tells them about his crush on the older two (pinning au? this is An Idea to later pursue) and how his day went and he’s just as animated as usual, goes bwah and gwah to the potted lilies and hydrangeas even if they don’t hear him. iwaoi swoons, because its so pure the way he cares, the way his eyes light up. adoration, adoration.
  • oikawa is the night owl of the three, and often will pull all nighters studying, reviewing volleyball matchings, or practicing. he tends to stay up late due to being busy throughout and all his free time is dumped in the middle of the night.
    • this sometimes stresses iwa and hinata out, so they always try to coax him to bed, however, it’s unavoidable that he tends to prefer the night to the day. iwaizumi lets him stay up if he doesn’t overwork himself, and when he does, provides the much needed tough love to pull him back. when that doesnt work, hinata will sit beside him, with a blanket and pillow, and stay up with him. iwaizumi is stubborn, but will join. oikawa usually ends up letting go of his pride, falls asleep in their arms, leaving the two to carry him to bed.
  • iwaizumi is Not A Morning Person™. he doesn’t like waking before ten on a good day, needs coffee with two milk and sugar to wake him up in the mornings. this is an issue, because hinata is the definition of a morning person. oftentimes iwaizumi will try and keep the younger captive in cuddles while oikawa giggles, resulting in late mornings and cuddle piles.
  • hoo boy, the praise. they all show it in different ways:
    •  iwaizumi, hidden, casually, with love, and constant, sometimes without words, tracing new freckles or whispering about the loveliness of soft hair beneath his fingers in a sleepy haze. 
    • oikawa, bluntly, charming yet genuine, tone changing depending on what he wants, he makes it seductive, makes it light, makes it soft, says god hinata, iwa, you make me weak, says you are the most beautiful thing on this planet, in this universe between kisses. 
    • hinata: bashfully, genuinely, with a sun filled smile destined to leave you star struck. its oikawa you hair is so pretty said at the most random of times, its blurting out that he loves the dimples in iwaizumi’s back during sex.
  • iwaizumi knows that oikawa isn’t easy to deal with, he knows it too. tooru is mean, he is bitchy on purpose, he is sneers and backhanded comments, he is venom spat in a way he knows will hurt you most, calculated, manipulative. they fear, oikawa fears more than anyone that hinata thinks he’s a terrible person. oikawa is flawed, hinata knows, but oikawa never is mean to the people he loves. he is loyal, he is caring, he is dedicated beyond compare.
  • they bond over the fact that they work. nothing was given to them in life, they scratched their way out from problems and worked and worked and worked to be where they are. iwaizumi collapses into the familiarity of a childhood friend, the love of the boy who is the sun, and the three smile, because maybe, they’ll be alright.

you know what sucks? being taken for granted

anonymous asked:

honestly, sometimes I just go on your blog because you're a genuinely nice person who responds to asks so kindly and and reblog cool fanart of your works and then it's like a super cool bonus when you update something. But what I'm saying is- you are a pretty cool human being. I hope you get better news for your surgery!

I hope I get better news too, anon! Three weeks to wait now until I hear back on that front. *crosses fingers*

And ahhh, glad you’re enjoying the blog! I enjoy it here too. :D You folks are the greatest.

snippedsnap  asked:

You: Dont whitewash. Every fucker in a 100 foot radius: My only question is why would a racist person (speaking of somebody who holds racist views and GENUINELY does not like black people) go out of their way to DRAW black people. Seems like a stretch. Racism is a pretty serious thing, and calling a thing like THIS racist, kind of desensitizes the meaning. I don't see the point of worrying about this when there are black people being MURDERED in the real world. Just an opinion


anonymous asked:

If I were to... write a fic about Melody.... can you tell me a little about what she's like? /how she acts so I can write her properly?

melody hasn’t really needed to have been fleshed out yet, so i feel like whatever version of her i say exists, it could totally change by the time i get to write her. i think there are a few things that are pretty important to who she is though

she is persuasive and scary, but she is also genuine. if its in her kingdom’s best interest, she’ll do it, even if its questionable. she puts her kingdom above everything. Everything. her roots are so deep in that island, and since it is small, she knows a lot of the citizens personally. 

i genuinely enjoy the possibilities of an inuyasha high school au

  • inuyasha, kagome, and koga are sophomores. kagome is class president, kogas on the track and field team, and inuyashas a band member
  • kagomes like the most popular girl in school even tho shes only a sophomore, everyone genuinely loves her so much, kogas pretty popular among the jocks, and everyone hates inuyasha but kagomes like these are my boytoys and everyones like why do you hang out with these people
  • everyone thinks inuyashas really weird, his mom is a teen runaway that somehow ended up marrying a into a small foreign royal family
  • also the only pants he ever wears is red sweatpants and no one knows if its the same pair or he just has 10 pairs of red sweatpants
  • sometimes dad makes sessh pick him up from school and everyones in love with the small glimpses they get of the person behind the wheel even though hes constantly flipping off kids that walk by
  • inuyasha hates school but he starts paying attention so he can give answers to kagome and she’ll smile at him. koga tries to do it too but hes a fucking dumbass and literally never knows the right answer
  • inuyashas parents made him join band bc he isolates himself (also he refused to pick an instrument so iz picked the flute for him) and he secretly kind of likes band but hed never tell his parents that
  • the reason is bc he becomes weird acquaintances/friends with freshman shiori and senior jinenji who are also in the band
  • at one point he gets suspended for a few days bc people were bullying shiori and he gave one of them a concussion with the flute
my experience w the signs as an aqua sun/virgo moon/sag rising

aries: a friend and employer of mine is aries and she’s super super passionate and loving and caring, and really devotes herself to listening to and caring about other people. idk if its smth she’s learned to do throughout the years or what but she’s one of my favorite ppl to go to if i’m upset or struggling. also v emotional herself. some of the other ones ik are also super passionate but just tend to be a little self-centered and also super bad at texting back yes im bitter abt that

taurus: i know very few tauruses actually for some reason but the ones i do know are very responsible and sometimes bossy but out of a desire to help everyone and regulate situations. super funny and have v good taste in music, i approve. can sometimes overflow with energy and love openly. quirky and when i get together w my taurus friend i inevitably end up talking abt murder its great 

gemini: ok so first of all i LOVE geminis they are my precious lil muffins, but dear god they can talk. the ones ik tend to just talk incessently, and its not bc they’re trying to be rude they just have so much to say that it all comes out at once. if they’re pissed you’ll know. they tend to kind of cover up if theyre legit struggling and need help

cancer: so my sister is a cancer and i love her but goddamn im sorry but sometimes this sign can be annoying as hell. they tend to be pretty moody and so insanely emotional and sensitive. that’s not a bad thing but it can be a bit much sometimes lbr. constantly socializing with a ton of different friends all the time, and tends to crave attention.

leo: damn damn damn im also a bit biased here i suppose but my girlfriend is a leo so ?? i kinda adore her, the leos ik are actually really some of the kindest, most affectionate, loving people i’ve ever met, these signs are like angels. super funny and we always end up just totally talking about memes or movies or food, and they place a lot of emphasis on loyalty and commitment and love. loves harder than anyone i know. 

virgo: i don’t know a lot of virgos for some reason but the few that i do know are interesting bc they’re super loving and friendly and sweet and overly affectionate, just like overflowing w love, but they tend to have some issues with committment or just like holding long term friendships? they can have a ton of friends but just aren’t like super super close with a lot of them

libra: somehow i literally dont know any libras??? idk how this is but i guess i’ll just default say they’re pretty chill

scorpio: ok so like i genuinely love most scorpios most of my closest riends are scorpios actually and my grandma is one as well, and they’re super passionate and full of life. sometimes they dont reveal personal shit and other times they like overload and dump it all out at once. they’re super loyal and faithful no matter what and love rlly hard.

sagittarius: they’re so driven and hard on themselves, and in my experience they just push themselves too far sometimes, even tho its for a good cause/reason. they find something they’re passionate about and they go so hard on it; they don’t reveal a lot of personal shit until you rlly get to know them i feel, and they’re good at remaining calm and some are super intellectually smart versus some are super emotionally smart and people smart it just depends. love love this sign

capricorn: the only capricorn ik was a lil bit much v passionate but ive only ever known one somehow so idk ??? no real complaints here tho 

aquarius: ok so like to be fair im a little biased bc this is my sign, but its tru for all other aquas i’ve known. aquas tend to be a bit more spacey and not in a dazed, distracted way necessarily but in a way that makes them seem like even though they’re here and they’re with you they’re constantly thinking further, and they think a lot abt time and space and life. when aquas really let loose, around ppl they’re comfortable with, there’s usually a decent amount of talk about murder and existential crisises. also, they’re fairly open sexually in my experience. 

pisces: theyre really sensitive, one of my friends is a pisces and she’s super in tune w everyone’s vibes and emotions. she’s super caring and not super good w dealing w emotions (p shitty actually) but uses all the jokes and love she can muster up to help when someone is upset/down. 

(Random makeup rambles, please feel free to ignore. I was just blabbing on about this on Twitter so I’m sorry to anyone who also has me added there lol).

I guess it’s all down to personal preference, but I’m actually genuinely surprised that so many online beauty gurus say that Jeffree Star’s liquid lipstick formula is the best

I mean, if we ignore the person behind the product I like it well enough, but personally speaking, it’s definitely not my favorite? It’s got a sliiiiightly thicker consistency, and I personally prefer my liquid lipsticks to be as thin as water. I’m actually starting to wonder if I’m the only one who has this preference

The two liquid lipsticks I have that are like this are the ABH and Tarte ones which I honestly love because they’re pretty runny/watery but still super-pigmented - the colors still come out strong. The Too Faced and KVD ones are a very close second in quality

Also like … I’ve found that the J★ liquid lipstick leaves a stain - not even olive oil can get it fully off in the first go. I guess some people see that as an upside (I do know that a lot of YouTube beauty gurus love stains) but I personally prefer liquid lipsticks that come off absolutely clean even if it means it’s not as long-lasting as others 👀 hygiene and all that, lol.

Idk. Anyway, I’ve got a Beauty Bakerie lip whip coming in the mail since they had a free shipping offer lately, and I’ve been wanting to try it forever so hopefully we’ll see what it’s like soon lol. I’ve also been pretty curious about the Smashbox liquid lipstick since it’s gotten pretty good reviews from people - smooth/even application and no patchiness, etc - so I guess I’ll have to sample it the next time I’m in a Mecca store. And I’m waiting for Sephora to have another sale too so I can grab one of their in-house brand liquid lipsticks, since Maia recommended that one.

Lol my makeup stash is slowly becoming liquid lip central but you can never have too many lipsticks tbh.

When people say terrible things about Matpat and Game Theory (or Film Theory), I become very confused.

Other than not agreeing with a theory (which is like…. A major point of the shows in general), people act like MatPat is a shitty person or something, when he’s not in the least bit.

Honestly, he’s pretty much a sweetheart who’s never said anything gross at all. It’s kind of incredible to me that this genuinely good person is tossed so much hate.

It’s Undertale’s fault, I guess.

lack--two  asked:

Is there an unpopular character you like that the fandom doesn’t? Why?Unpopular opinion about the manga/show?

i love the salt

/so as for the first one…i’ve covered clair and the xy rivals, lemme cover one of my favorite shitty pokemon rather than a human character.

/*breathes in* FARFETCH’D DESERVES BETTER. love this duck. hell yeah.

/okay, there. onto the second one, because i know people are gonna argue this one:

/i don’t like the manga all that much.

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imnotsureaboutwhatimdoing  asked:

Person A asks person B something along the lines of, "Do you (like) like me?" because A really likes B but genuinely doesn't know if B likes them back. Then B is all like, "Oh my god! Am I that obvious?! I thought I was hiding it pretty well!" (Or better yet, A asks person C to ask if B likes A, and so B is super embarrassed but relieved that it's not so much of a secret anymore. C reports back to A like "Have I got news for you!")

(Thanks for the prompt!)

personally, i think terezi is one of the most complicated characters i have seen. if you had told me back in 2011 that terezi would be gaslighted so fucking badly and manipulated to the point of insanity (she was Fucked Up), i would have been so fucking shocked. she started out so confident, so excited and smiley and she always believed in her own judgement. she was in control of herself. but she was also still heavily involved with vriska. vriska took her vision, her lusus, and her ego would not allow her to let vriska win. what started out as a game to them ended up spiraling into something dangerous and awful and i know it was why terezi let herself in turn manipulate the fucking shit out of john and dave.

and then she had to make a choice. when she chose to kill vriska, she lost that person who built her up and up and up by constantly trying to push her to her limit and without that familiarity of vriska and years of outsmarting her and competing with her, she was vulnerable. and then aranea restores her vision, the thing that vriska stole from her. terezi had to start seeing things for what they really were. and gamzee saw this as an opportunity to fuck her up. this truly broke my heart. seeing her so weak and out of control was pitiful and i cried for her because i just wanted her to be strong again.

when she was influenced by john to save vriska, vriska most likely stuck to her like glue. she apprehended gamzee and kept him from ruining terezi’s life. but she manipulated terezi, too. in A6A6I5, (vriskagram), we see that terezi and vriska spent a lot of time together. we never see terezi with anyone else besides vriska. and then we learn they become moirails. now if you told me vriska and terezi would end up becoming moirails instead of something in the ashen family, i would have been confused. they don’t seem to fight as much–its as if the choice to keep vriska alive made vriska think terezi was too weak to kill her–even tavros could kill her. in fact, tavros almost killed her a second time. so vriska became the leader and dragged terezi along with her–in a non-violent way. she befriended terezi and became her everything. vriska secluded terezi from her friends. in A6A6I5, we do not see terezi interact with dave, karkat or the mayor AT ALL. so it can easily be assumed that her relationships with them were not what they were pre-choice (or, i guess, pre-hivebent????). and then, after being with vriska–the most important person in her life–for three long, isolated years, good ol vriska drops the whole, “Yeah I Know We’re About to Win The Game Which We Sacrificed Our Childhoods For But I’m Probably Never Going To See You Again” bomb. which PROBABLY IS THE CASE since vriska was not with the group when they were on the platform. she could very well be lost somewhere in the deep voice of space. it can be noted in A7 that there is a Lack of Terezi in the new universe. i think she went off to find vriska. and i dont think she’s going to find her. ever. again. she chose vriska over dave and karkat, in my opinion. and in her mind, she probably thought that would have been the right choice.

in both timelines, terezi is abused and becomes a victim of two very different, but VERY MANIPULATIVE individuals. they both had different motives. gamzee manipulated terezi because he was a self-absorbed shitface with a superiority/god complex (what with being immortal). vriska manipulated her because she made vriska feel strong. notice that when vriska was alone with meenah, meenah pacifies her need for revenge and manipulation. and becomes, in meenah’s eyes, weaker. terezi made vriska feel stronger.

both pre-retcon terezi and pre-retcon vriska (or (vriska), as I have seen), go through very intense psychological challenges. they both lost sight of themselves, which in turn made them genuinely better people. their reunion meant they start of a healthy friendship they would be ready to have. they both learned how to feel guilt and weakness and emotional suffering. and they would be happy.

terezi was crying because she uses her mind powers to remember her past life and foresee a future where she finds peace through agony. she sees herself becoming a better person–a dramatic hero.

terezi means so much to me. i see so much of myself in her and i really wish she had ended up happier. thats my interpretation. i think its pretty much the truth though, there are just too many implications of shit in the post-retcon timeline. she deserved so much better. and she could have had better if she had stayed with the group. she could have had a healthy relationship with john, for god’s sake. john, who was also a victim of vriska’s.

I had kind of an idea a while ago that if you’re a Paladin, you can technically work with any of the lions- like, you can coax it into letting you in, and they’re just a little more discerning at the start because they want to make sure to clarify which one is theirs. 

But it doesn’t really… work out, that well. There’s a degree of separation, and it doesn’t quite feel as harmonious as the optimal pairing, and each of the Lions have their own personality and issues come up. (and bayard socketing is right out- a lot of the top-tier abilities are locked only for a matching Paladin)

Because the Lions are sentient and they get in the heads of their pilots and vice versa. It’s nice and cozy most of the time because the Lions and the pilots are similar enough that they only ‘argue’ on incredibly rare occasions. But when you mix and match, those arguments get a lot more common.

The Blue Lion is pretty amenable, all things considered, but there’s a chill in the cockpit that doesn’t go away, and it comes with a sense of lethargy. It doesn’t move or respond as quickly- there’s like a two to three second disconnect between what the Lion is doing and what the Paladin is trying to instruct it to. Sure, they might be able to see through the Lion’s eyes and hear what it hears, but it all feels sort of swimmy and unreal, like you’re looking through water.

The Yellow Lion second-guesses. Try to get it to jump off a cliff it will stop at the edge, hesitate, decide whether it really feels like it. Because it’s aware that it’s borrowing you and it just really, really doesn’t want anything bad to happen. It just doesn’t have a feel for you the way it does for its paladin, and there can even be scares where it just… won’t let the person out of the cockpit if it feels like this isn’t a safe area. 

Piloting the Green Lion if you aren’t its paladin is a nightmare. All of the Lions are technically a black box but almost every green paladin has tweaked the interface slightly and the modifications are labeled in like nine different languages, five of which are dead and two more are survived by less than a hundred speakers. The green paladins never have trouble with it because it all comes together in a whole, but getting the Lion to do anything if you aren’t its native paladin is an exercise in frustration and messing up in ways that you didn’t even think the Lion could do that.

The Red Lion sulks. Everything’s halfhearted. It will probably jettison you at least once unless you’re in a really dangerous place, then, grumble grumble big sigh it guesses it will leave you in there. All that impressive firepower has a lot less gusto to it, and sometimes it takes two or three times to bring something up if you’re asking for it to make a big deal for you. It’s way more likely to just straight up not let you in and take a lot of talking around. You’d think that the Red Lion would be the worst to work with, but it’s actually pretty straightforwards about its belligerence and you can sorta win it over with “okay you don’t like me, you would rather have Keith, but you see that ship? You wanna blow it up???? You wanna blow up the spaceship???? I thought so. Let’s go blow up that spaceship.”

No, the actual distinction for genuine worst Lion to try and drive if you aren’t the matching paladin goes to the Black Lion.

Remember when Allura said the black paladin has to be a natural leader who is in control? Because the Black Lion is also a natural leader with impressive force of personality. It doesn’t hold back at all, but here’s the thing: it will mostly just straight-up override you. Everything works pretty nicely unless something gets the Lion’s attention or if it decides something is really important, but as soon as it does, have fun sitting disoriented in a machine that is just genuinely ignoring whatever you’re trying to input into the controls while it does exactly what it wants to. Didn’t want to pick a fight with a cruiser today? Too bad

Oh, yeah, and the reason why you’re disoriented? Since the Lions get in their seated paladin’s head, the Black Lion in particular can almost kind of possess people if they aren’t a black paladin. I mean, the good news is, its agenda is generally no more sinister than it really really wants Shiro back and will move in as straight a line as it can to get there. But it’s still a pretty intimidating ride.

anonymous asked:

I have a question because I genuinely don't understand. Why is it so bad that Instagram blocks your nipples like I get the whole equality thing because boys can show their pecks even though they don't have real boobs and all but idk I guess I'm just quite conservative and don't believe anyone or any gender needs to flaunt and show things even if it's not sexual or anything

Hey anon! Thanks for showing genuine curiosity, wanting to know more, and most of all asking in such a nice way.

Believe it or not, I’m actually a pretty ‘conservative’ person myself. The #freethenipple movement isn’t a sexual thing, but more striving for equality, as you noted. The focus isn’t really about nipples so much, but more the way make and female bodies are treated by society.

Males are allowed to have practically their entire naked body exposed in public, whereas girls are chastised for having visible bra straps at school, or wearing a low cut top at night time (and if she is attacked, molested or raped, she was asking for it because a portion of her breasts/legs were showing).

Female bodies are treated like a commodity, like a purchasable item or play thing. Porn and nudity is everywhere and women are used to market products with their sexuality, but women are not allowed to take control of their own sexuality, OR even be free within their bodies to the same degree men are.

I’m a white woman living in a western culture and attended very progressive schools (my high school essentially encouraged us to use our fashion and appearance as a form of expression), so I’m still afforded far more privilege than other women worldwide, but if I were to go to the beach on a hot day with one of my male friends, he could (and would) be freely topless without second thought, whereas I would be asked to cover up or leave.

Actually, the perfect example would be my hiking trip with friends - all the guys we were with were topless, and you can find millions of photos of males out in nature on a hot day with their shirts off, but the fact that we took ours off was immediately a political statement, a defiance of societal norms and deliberate sexual act. In reality, we just want the same treatment and standards that men are afforded.

Both males and females have breasts. (Most) women’s are larger and serve an actual function - providing food for our children - and yet must be kept hidden away, even when serving that function!

Society teaches us that a girl exposing her chest is causing trouble - either being sexually promiscuous, or creating a distraction for males. When girls are sent home from school because their bra is showing (all the while allowing boys butts to hang out of their jeans), it sends the message that it is inherently sexual, that she is a sexual object for boys (or male teachers) to look at, and that those things are more important than her education.

We just want to be free, to feel safe, in our own bodies, to the same degree that men are able to.