it's so wrong but so perfect

its kind of amazing and really sad how we as a society refuse criticism so adamantly to the point where too many of us fester in our own regressive and tired bullshit until the day we die

its really sad that like lgbt ppl or people of color or Jewish people or literally any marginalized group can criticize an artist and even when the criticism is well deserved you scum can brush it off as THE INTERNET IS SO EASILY OFFENDED ITS NOT THAT DEEP!! even when in our fucking society it literally is that deep and by responding to backlash from thousands of trans people over turning a trans man into a thin curvy fucking cis woman with “everyone on here is so quick to cry TRANSPHOBIA!!!” Youre showing that your single voice to you is more important than all trans people and that YOURE right and THEYRE ALL wrong, EVERY LAST ONE, because youve been coddled into rejecting the idea that you can and will and are making mistakes because you just wanna believe that youre a perfect fuckig human cause it hurts to much to come to terms with the fact that you don’t matter more or less than anyone else and it’s too hard to fucking CARE about other damn human beings.

ok but like shout out to all my girls with skin conditions like eczema or acne or keratosis pilaris, etc. society paints such a false picture of women as having perfectly clear and soft skin and like….that ain’t true. so many of us have bumps and scars and dryness and redness and no matter what we do it won’t go away. but yall are perfect okay like believe me i still don’t love my skin but its so Wrong that we hate ourselves so much for something so trivial. you’re beautiful okay and so is your skin i love u.

The Signs Crying

*Check Sun/Moon Sign 

Aries:  They Whimper More Than Cry. They Will Go In The Shower, Curl Up, And Cry As Loudly As Their Heart Lets Them. When They Cry It’s Short-Lived, But May Feel Like Forever To Them. 

Taurus: They Almost Never Cry, They Wont Cry Over Silly Things. The Most Common Reason For Them To Cry Usually Has To Do With A Romantic Relationship. If It’s Not That Then Something Serious Happened. Gentle Tears.

Gemini: They Randomly Cry. Spontaneous Tears. Cries Over Little Things For A Long Time, But Will Cry Over Big Things For A Short Amount Of Time. They Can Go From Laughing To Crying In 0.5 seconds.

Cancer: They Cry With Disappointment. They Have So Much Hope And Love For Everyone, And No One Returns It. Little Things Affect Them So Much, Someone Might Not Like Their New Haircut And They Could OverThink It. They Want To Be Happy And Want Everyone Else To Be happy.They Feel So Much. 

Leo: They Cry With Ashamed Tears, They Wonder If They Aren’t Good Enough. If They Will One Day Fulfill All Their Dreams. They Cry Because They Want To Be The Best They Can. They See Their Flaws And Know They Wont Be As Perfect As They Dreamed. They Aren’t Happy With Who They Are Or Are Scared Of What They Have Become.

Virgo: Cries Quietly, When They Cry Its Terrible Because They Judge Themselves So Hard, And Are Hypercritical. Whatever the Situation Is They Will Blame Themselves. However, They Wont Admit It Out loud.They Will Ask Themselves What They Did Wrong. 

Libra: They Have Soft Cries, Sniffling Every Five Seconds  With Tissues Everywhere.They Will Apologize For Having You See Them Broken And Upset.. When They Cry You Know Their World Is Out Of Balance.

Scorpio: They Cry Fiercely, Putting All Of Their Energy Into It. Adding  A Sense of Anger And Sadness All Into Their Cries. If Crying During an Argument They Will Throw Things And Destroy Everything In Their Path.

Sagittarius: They Cry Passionately. They Aren’t Usually Emotional, But When They Cry Its Because They Actually Care For Once. These Tears Are Short Lived And May Even Be For Odd Reasons That May Not Make Sense To You. It Makes Sense To Them. Respect That.

Capricorn: They Cry In Secret. They Are Trying To Act Like Nothing Gets To Them. It Does Whether Or Not You Know It.Crying In Public Hurts Their Act Of Being Too Tough To Cry. If You See Them Cry It’s Heartbreaking, But Also Means They Trust You.

Aquarius: They Hardly Ever Cry. Usually,Cries Alone Making Sure No One Is Around To Hear Their Sorrows. Family May Be The Only Ones To Ever See Them Cry. Their Tears Are Cold, Full Of Every Emotion They Have Held Back From Themselves.

Pisces: They Cry Silently. Tears Could  Be Sliding Down Their Cheeks, But They Will Talk As If Its All Okay. Its Not Okay. They May Even Smile And Say Don’t Worry About It.  Worry About It Because They Honestly Don’t Do That For Attention, Its A Cry For Help.

Azriel + Elain. I ship it. Hear me out (ACOWAR spoilers).

I have a theory that Azriel and Elain are ultimately going to end up together. I hated myself for it at first because I was kind of pulling for Lucien (poor Lucien), but now that I’ve put together the below evidence, I am 100% on board. 

We all know that SJM is the queen of foreshadowing. She plants hints books in advance, and we don’t realize it was foreshadowing until after the truth has been revealed and you’re like duh this was SO OBVIOUS BECAUSE SHE BASICALLY TOLD US WITHOUT TELLING US (a few examples: Feyre being Rhys’ mate, Rowan being Aelin’s).

So, Azriel and Elain. Yes, I know Elain has a mate. Yes, I know that at the end of ACOWAR, all signs were pointing towards Elain giving him a chance. But I think that’s all it’s going to be. A chance. 

Now let’s dig into the evidence. After finishing ACOWAR, I (obviously) had to re-read the whole series, now that I knew how it all turned out. 

In ACOMAF, I came across the following passage on p. 487:

Nesta. I painted flames for her. She was always angry, always burning. I think that she and Amren would be fast friends. I think she would like Velaris, despite herself. And I think Elain - Elain would like it, too. Though she’d probably cling to Azriel, just to have some peace and quiet. I smiled at the thought - at how handsome they would be together. If the warrior ever stopped quietly loving Mor.

After having read ACOWAR, we know that Nesta and Amren became fast friends. We know that despite herself, she definitely likes Velaris. And we know that Elain clings to Azriel - that he was gentle with her, and kind. All of that passage came true. What struck me weirdly about it was that next sentence - I smiled at the thought - at how handsome they would be together. If the warrior ever stopped quietly loving Mor. Knowing what we know now about Mor, I think it’s safe to assume that in the near future, Mor will tell Azriel the truth. And when that happens…he’ll (hopefully) eventually open up his heart to someone else.

Once those sentences had grabbed my attention, when I was re-reading ACOWAR, all of the Azriel/Elain scenes just…made sense. He’s kind to her. Gentle. He sits with her when she’s in the garden. He walks with her arm wrapped around his. He carries her when she’s too weak to walk herself. There’s a fair amount of evidence that I could pull together, but to spare you from this post being absurdly long, I’m just asking you to trust me on the little moments.

Two more scenes that I do want to dissect, however. The first one being when Rhys explains how you can reject a mating bond - it’s a long passage, so I’m only going to include the highlights (p.257):

“You said your mother and father were wrong for each other; Tamlin said his own parents were wrong for each other….so it can’t be a perfect system of matching. What if -” I jerked my chin toward the window, to my sister and the shadowsinger in the garden - “that is what she needs? Is there no free will? What if Lucien wishes the union but she doesn’t?”

….

“Sometimes, the bond is nothing more than some…preordained guesswork at who will provide the strongest offspring. At its basest level, it’s perhaps only that….Only years later will they realize that perhaps the pairing was not ideal in spirit.”

Rhys goes on to explain how you can reject the bond but it can drive the male mad. At this point, my brain was screaming !!!!!!!!! at me. 1) because SJM is the queen of foreshadowing and if she included this discussion, she included it for a reason and 2) Feyre literally is like ummmm hi, I think Azriel could be a better match.

Finally, the last piece of evidence I will include, is the scene where Azriel hands Elain truth-teller. This scene is so important, so pivotal, that is even included in the A Court of Thorns and Roses coloring book. If you own the coloring book, you know that the scenes in there have huge significance to the story. Again this scene is a bit long to include, but highlights below, after he gently presses her hand into the hilt of the legendary blade (p.610):

“Cassian gawked at Azriel, and I wondered how often Azriel had lent out that blade - 

Never, Rhys said from where he finished buckling on his own weapons against the side of the wagon. I have never once seen Azriel let another person touch that knife

Elain looked up at Azriel, their eyes meeting, his hand still lingering on the hilt of the blade. I saw the painting in the mind: the lovely fawn, blooming spring vibrant behind her. Standing before Death, shadows and terrors lurking over his shoulder. Light and dark, the space between their bodies a blend of the two. The only bridge of connection…that knife.”

I don’t think there’s much to say other than OH MY GOD THAT PASSAGE I SHIP IT.

IN CONCLUSION (I’m sorry this post was so long but I needed to include evidence to back up this kind of crazy theory), I think that Elain and/or Lucien will end up rejecting the bond. If I had to make a really crazy guess, I’m going to predict that Lucien ends up being Helion’s heir (and therefore moving to his court), and because he is decent, he realizes that Elain will want to stay with her sister’s in the Night Court. Because he recognizes that maybe they aren’t a true match in spirit, he will let her go. And then boom, that leaves the door open for Azriel + Elain. The end.

Let me know your thoughts!!

snake emoji reviews!

A solid snake. looking mighty and fresh. Kinda ugly shading though: 4/5.

very cute style and i would be glad to adopt this snake: 5/5.

Disgustening…… what is happening over here microsoft!!!! this looks like a maze: 0/5.

A very happy snake but also looks like a scary frog: 1/5.

This is like Apple’s but better: 5/5.

Too flat. Looks like a school mascot: 2/5.

this one is so tiny…..but cute! like a small dragon: 4/5.

Slimy guy…very handsome and swirly. the perfect snake: 5/5.

Its head is facing the wrong direction this is so awkward!!!!!: 0/5. i hate this

this one has teeth! but is a disgusting color and looks squishy: 2/5.

Cheer Up Buddy………   1/5.

What The Fuck….. 0/5!!!!!!!

anonymous asked:

hello! correct me if i'm wrong but i think you're the jikook lover i follow who recently said they love reading fics?? so i was wondering if you know of fics/scenarios that build on that iconic hotel vlive when jimin may have been hiding in the bathroom? 👀 i thought about that last night and my imagination went kinda wild lol if not, any jikook recs will do! please and thanks! JIKOOK FO LYFEEEE💞

Hi Anon!! Sorry this was so late, the past week has been pretty wild for me. But anyways to answer the first part, no unfortunately I dont know of any fics that build off of that iconic vlive :( im sorry.

BUT that recent vlive came out right? With Jimin in the bath robe and that Jikook stare….ah yes. I know theres a couple of fics that build off or are just based off of that.

 A Private Conversation by ambers

 the jimin effect by euphoriae

I read these two recently and they were 👌👌 A++ would read again. As for my other Jikook recs, oh boi *cracks knuckles* here we go:


Blow Me Like Your French Horn by ohdizzy Chapters:8/8 >>> Ahhh! I love this fic!! Its so hilarious and adorable and such a great read honestly. I highly recommend this fic!!


Constraint by Harlot Chapters:1/1 >>> Basically Jungkooks journey from str8 to gay but oh, oh m a n, Its so beautifully done. Right from the beginning, all the emotions that Jungkook goes through are very real and the Jikook was developed so well. Please give this one a read.


He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (Seven Days) by jeonify Chapters:2/2 >>> God, this really is a tear jerker this one. Its very sweet and fluffy and angsty and just so perfect. You can never go wrong with soft!Jimin and internationalplayboy!Jungkook 😊


Dream Maker by graesun and Polkari Seuta (VeritasEtVita) Chapters:12/12 >>> okokokok guys, read this fic. You will not regret it omg. The perfect mix of fluff, angst, smut and more fluff, this fic is a snipet into the lives of Jikook, who are just barely getting by with what little money they have, but theres lots of kisses, laughs, some angst and cute domestic shit™ This fic made me feel so many things and I loved it so much!! Give this one a try guys.


Don’t Think, Don’t Speak, Just Smile for Me by Ragi Chapters:27/27 >>> This fic left me shook for a solid week man, good god. So soft, so sad, so real. I loved the realism regarding homophobia and idols in Korea. Everything in this fic is written with care, and handled very well, plus the Jikook is beyond soft. I enjoyed this fic sooo much.


Glass Diamonds by GinForInk Chapters:1/1 >>> Skater Jungkook, Dance teacher Jimin, A+ smut and fluff, read this fic.


Well Done! by annafeu Chapters:1/1 >>> Okay, I suggest giving the tags a thorough peek through before reading this one because its twisted as fuck, but so damn amazing. This one features Bunny!Jimin, Wolf!Jungkook lots of filthy smut and grade A Jikook. Really great read, however do please read tag warnings before starting if you think you might be uncomfortable!


The Hook series by miskeen >>> Cute as fuck, domestic as fuck, hot as fuck, fuck. Read all the stories in this series please, theyre all 10/10 amazing.


The Good Doctor by snarcsics Chapters:1/1 >>> Frick doods, this was some of the hottest, well written Jikook fics ive ever read. Featuring sex addict Kook psychologist Jimin, and some excellent office sex, yes.


two sides; same story by namjoone Chapters:4/4 >>> Basically Jikook are neighbors and they both secretly think each other are hot as fuck and they rly wanna bang but they wont actually admit it to each other, typical jikook lmao. Anyways, this is sooo good!! Super steamy and super cute 👌


I Know I Can’t Have Him (but I want him anyways) by Shealezz Chapters:4/4 >>> ft fuckboy!Jimin and innocent!Jungkook (also fwb v/min) man this is filthy lmao, but a fantastic read!! God bless innocent bottom Jungkook honestly. Amen.


A Touch of Sin by pettey Chapters:10/10 >>> One word. Beautiful. Absolutely, beautiful. Right from the start to the finish, this fic had me feeling things in every chapter. Its graphic and raw but so beautiful. Highly recommend this one!


Okay last one before I get too carried away….


Relax, Dont Do It by yoongidontdoit (sammyinnerdglasses) Chapters:4/4 >>> Funny, adorable, smutty (extreme switching™) and overall so so good. Wild party animal Jungkook swearing to go at least 90 days without partying, late nights, or sex. But then he meets Park Jimin and that last part becomes slightly extremely hard not to do… *lenny face* Pls read this lmao.


Okay!! Thats all I got for now. I hope you enjoy 😊

like this scene has so many layers to it like everything is so perfect??

you see the shift in magnus, so complete and instant, and then you see alec noticing something is wrong, magnus deflecting, and alec allows it, but comes back and reinstates that he can tell something is wrong

like it’s such a perfect scene to show how magnus is trying to bury this and hide it from alec, but that alec sees it and it’s such a good setup for the scene later on in the episode and we’re all going to die

Bf! Johnny

  • What a fucking idiot but such a sweetheart it hurts
  • You were a barista at this local coffee shop, minding your own business and doing your job when he came up the counter. You smiled at him and he just looked at you startled
  • “What would you like?” you asked. He looked around, flustered and nervous and his voice breaking
  • Johnny had such a striking appearance, tall height, cheery smile and amazing hair. You decided to put some extra effort into making his coffee. Given your year worth of experience, you were nervous for this one
  • Because the customer was so damn attractive
  • You handed him the plastic cup,on which you had put a little smiley face for god knows why
  • He handed you the money along with a little slip of paper
  • It had his number and name and “call me?” in a really smudgy handwriting 
  • You smiled to yourself, forgetting that he was still standing there. He looked away, feeling self assured and confidence
  • But then it hit him, were you smiling cuz you were excited or cuz you were mocking him
  • The thought invaded his mind the whole day and night
  • Until you finally called him
  • You hastily entered your apartment and pulled out the crumpled piece of paper from the pocket of your coat and immediately dialled his number
  • And Johnny took his while picking it up, not recognising the number but secretly hoping it was you
  • He ran out of the practice room and said “hello” in an electrified tone
  • You both decided to meet up on a Saturday morning in a different coffee shop
  • He kept on laughing and making awful but laughable jokes. He was really such a giant dork you were falling in love
  • He shyly held your hand as he walked you to the bus stop and you reached up to kiss his cheek and he slightly blushed
  • WHAT A CUTIE
  • He was so happy that you didn’t turn him down cuz of his ridiculous humour
  • He called you that night as well
  • And in the morning
  • And now he always calls you before sleeping and you always wake up to his cute ass morning texts that make your day better
  • Stares at his phone a lot, expecting a call or text from you.  And is always checking his phone in case you called and reads your previous messages, smiling and then sighing
  • He found himself already so attached to you
  • Does all kind of gentlemanly stuff like holding doors and pulling back chairs and reaching to clean your face if there’s something on there
  • And he holds you close and holds your hand really gently. And when its too cold, he puts your hand in his pocket and messages it with his thumb
  • Loves hugging you. It was awkward at first but still so warm and soft. He’s big and comfortable and he totally encloses you in his jacket and places a soft kiss on your forehead
  • plays with your hair a lot and ends up having it caught in something and that just results in some strands just break off your head
  • “JOHNNY SRSLY”
  • Wants everything to be perfect but sometimes things just HAVE to go wrong cuz its Johnny
  • Back hugs and he always smells so nice
  • Stealing his clothes and hoping he wouldn’t notice and he pretends not to and loves it so much
  • Is so in love with you that he has a hard time concealing it
  • Has the weird ass names for you
  • like “pumkin bunny” “baby pig” “silly monkey”
  • and there are names like 
  • “ugly sock” “molten cucumber” 
  • Laughs at you when you do something wrong and then you stare at him and he stop laughing and goes red cuz he’s holding his laugh so much
  • Making fun of your height 25/8
  • Like he’s just such a shit especially when you want to reach something and he picks you up like its nothing (lowkey showing off his strength) and you get so scared and he laughs his ass off then
  • Messy cooking/baking sessions which ends really badly
  • But the end result is always good and you both share the food so its all cool
  • Nags you to wash your hands so much
  • Hangout sessions with Ten
  • You three go out for food so much and honestly Ten is such a third wheel but sometimes you feel like the third wheel
  • And Johnny notices and holds you close the whole time and if there’s a joke you don’t get he makes sure you do
  • Ten and Johnny always have so many things to tell you, especially about their trainee days and dorm life and its always so much fun
  • Ten’s ur bro and your best friend and you love hanging out with him
  • Johnny’s named you both “THE FAM”
  • which is so cute
  • You always steal his hair products cuz his hair is always on point
  • and he also smells really good
  • shows off his talent at mimicking parrots and you’re just like wtf Johnny and he’s just like “dont act like u dont like it”
  • cool coffee shop dates
  • you both listen to music together and just chill
  • whether it be a lazy saturday afternoon or a crazy friday night
  • Johnny want to spend all his time with you
  • He has amazing music taste and always plays his music and loves to hear your music too
  • He’s genuinely interested in your likes and tastes
  • Like he’ll always be so enthusiastic to watch a movie u like or listen to your playlist or eat at a restaurant you like
  • And if he doesnt like it he’ll pretend to like it
  • plays the piano for you often and makes you sit with him so you learn too
  • you end up sitting on his lap while he plays
  • but he gets so shy and just starts giggling like a little girl
  • gets cute stuff for you like stuff toys and make up without you asking and you scold him how he shouldn’t spend money on him
  • and he gets annoyed like “I bought it for you! you should be grateful”
  • sulks the whole day
  • You rarely fight but when you do he always apologises and cracks one of his weird jokes
  • which makes you smile and eventually forgive him
  • late night conversations about life
  • star gazing and listening to his playlists
  • midnight snacks and cuddles
  • going to concerts together and dancing a lot
  • him staring at you a lot cuz you’re his little pumpkin
  • is the jealous type but handles it with wit and sass
  • like if a guy gets too close to you he just goes up and tells him off
  • but if you’re too close with someone, he starts sulking and gets all moody
  • and it takes a lot of kissing and hugging to get him out of his mood
  • In bed he’s really passionate and constantly asks you if you’re ok
  • “johnny you’re ruining it”
  • “oh sorry are u ok”
  • “JOHNNY!”
  • it doesnt matter to him who’s on the top or who’s in control, as long as he gets what he wants
  • DADDY KINK
  • LOVES IT
  • late night existential crisis
  • “y/n if we’re 70% water does that mean that water is 30% human?”
  • “Johnny its fucking 3 am”
  • “y/n do u think penguins have feelings”
  • “y/n-”
  • “JOHNNY IF U DONT SHUT UP I WILL KICK U OUT OF THE ROOM
  • Loads of cuddling and he’s ALWAYS the big spoon
  • his sexy english accent melts you away
  • like he knows you love and deliberately talks in english to have u like that and then smirks at you
  • “I’m so lucky to have you”
  • “you’re so beautiful”
  • watches you get ready 
  • loves you endlessly
  • and you love him endlessly
  • this giant is yours, what else do you want?
WONDER WOMAN SAVED MY ENTIRE LIFE??

WOW I CANT BELEIVE I BROKE MY HIATUS FOR THIS BUT ITS IM P O R T A N T

WONDER WOMAN WAS SO GOOD. SO GOOD. (a lil cliche at the end, admittedly, but SO. GOOD.) ok lemme just

  • The little things. In the flashback to Ares corrupting man or whatever, it wasn’t just men fighting, it was also women. 
  • NO SEXY SHOTS, NO GLORIFIED POSES, NO STUPID ARMOR THAT COVERED NOTHING. EVERYTHING WAS PRACTICAL AND BEAUTIFUL. THEY DIDNT HAVE FULL SKIRTS, SOME OF THEM EVEN WORE LEGGINGS, EVERYTHING WAS FULLY COVERED. 
  • when diana landed at the very end and her thighs jiggled like a real fucking person i damn near started crying im. wow
  • THERE WERE SO MANY DIVERSE WOMEN ON THEMISCRYA! All sizes, colors, builds, it was so nice so so so nice
  • those entire scenes when steve gets out of the bath and also on the boat
    • uh side note “she came to the conclusion that men were necessary for procreation, but not for pleasure”
    • “I’m a bit…above average”
  • “where i come from, we call that slavery” “i like her” in short etta candy is?? a blessing?? i wish she could have had a bigger role than just pointing a sword at that one guy trailing them. obviously that was incredible but i wanted etta fucking up some shit
  • that plot twist with ares was pretty good, although i was half laughing bc the actor who played him was remus lupin and why would the god of war be a skinny white dude with a curly mustache i just. i cant
  • this may seem like a really small deal for anyone else but in the train scene when they’re at the station and other scenes as well there were Indian soldiers and a lot of people forget thousands of Indians were drafted and forced to fight as they were under british imperial rule at the time and you know what? when you’re so overlooked all of the fucking time? Even saying two or three faces in the crowd is fucking amazing? Because someone remembered  you existed?
  • out of that team of 5 2 were POC and hey. its not perfect but. its definitely. good™
  • Chief was portrayed so well?? no Native American stereotypes that I could catch (then again, I’m not familiar with any and wasn’t actively looking out for them, please correct me if I’m wrong) but he actually USED his knowledge and culture?? so good??? Also at least one sentence about how white men ruined Native Americans to a horrific extent. I would’ve preferred a conversation, but def better than nothing
  • I love how they addressed the “how come she speaks english”, because it wasn’t just some offhand “I speak thousands of languages, no biggie”, but it was pretty damn vital to the plot
  • It got really in touch with humanity as a whole and I fucking loved it. I think it’s also hella fitting for the current political climate - the whole “yes, they’re the bad guys, but it’s also partially my fault” - I can’t really phrase it, it was just - nice.
  • Honestly? I REALLY liked how they used WWI instead of II. WWII is a little overdone in the superhero genre, and WWI was the biggest war the world had ever faced. It was the Great War up until the 1940s. It was an enormous humanitarian crisis (not that WWII wasn’t ofc) but its really not talked about in the movies. I think this is really the first time the world as a whole saw such international, dangerous war, and it was perfect for the reasoning and the timeline. if it had been WWII, the world would already be war-weary. This way, it’s fresh for man AND Diana.
  • thank GOODNESS dc has upped their game and didn’t make the part where she was in no-man’s zone the climax and just drag it on from there (because that’s what they did with suicide squad and it was absolutely terrible). They actually had a mini climax then a rest and a buildup before the biG climax which made my plot chart loving heart happy. 
  • steve is a pure man who tried his best not to objectify diana and told off others who did as well and its not like diana was taking aNY of that shit and the ways he complemented her weren’t creepy or gross they were nice and genuine
  • if i recall correctly, charlie really didn’t show off his sharpshooting skills that much. he had problems. he wasn’t the greatest at what he did. But then diana was like “then who would sing for us?” and i just. even if ur not great at something. even if youre plagued by nightmares and ghosts and haunting wars. you’re still wanted. you’re still valued. sorry it was SO nice
  • “A BABY!!”
  • NO!!!! SEXUALIZATION!!! OF!!! DIANA!!
  • wonder woman saved both all of dc and my soul for superhero movies
Teaser Cards

@markrosewater recently answered an ask about teaser cards in sets and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. What I’m referring to as a teaser card is a card the makes reference to something that’s in the pipeline but which hasn’t been printed yet. It’s a card (or cards) that will come in a later set or block.

I believe there’s a right and a wrong way to do these. Read on to see how Wizards blew it in the past and find out if Hour of Devastation will repeat the failure or deliver on the promise.

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“Pretty, pretty please don’t you ever, ever feel like you’re less than f**kin’ perfect.”

You know what makes Dear Evan Hansen so special and realistic and relatable? He has social anxiety and depression and he comes from a normal surrounding. I think people tend to think that depressed people go through extreme situations (abuse, neglect, drugs, traumatizing events), and while that’s true, depression isn’t always like that. But when you’re from a “normal” environment and you say you’re depressed or suicidal people tend to think you’re exaggerating and drowning in a glass of water, you get comments like “things could be worse” or “what could you be depressed about? Your life’s good” and that’s very insensitive and doesn’t help, it does the opposite: you feel ashamed, guilty and ungrateful because they’re virtually right and that makes you’re depression worse. There’s nothing particularly bad about your life, but just because there’s nothing bad it doesn’t mean is good either. And what you’re really saying with that is “I have this idea of what depression looks like and what causes it and you don’t fit so it’s not valid or real”.

But Evan feels alone because he’s invisible at school, his mother is rarely around and he thinks she hated him and Jared always tells him they’re family friends and not real friends. He may mean it as a joke since in Good For You he tells Evan he should remember who are his real friends, but when you don’t know where you stand in most of your relationships comments like that can hurt and you may not be able to realize they’re meant as a joke because when they come from anyone else they’re not, so you don’t know the difference.

Evan has a normal life but he still has depression, because that’s how mental illnesses are: they’re triggered by different situations for different people. What may not kill you may kill other people. And I’m tired of depression always being linked to extreme situations on tv shows, books and movies cause it only fuels that myth. DEH is good and real and relatable because it breaks that myth, and deals with it beautifully. When his mother finds out about how he feels at first she’s angry, but I think she’s more angry at herself than Evan cause she feels she’s not enough and she doesn’t know what she’s doing wrong, but in So Big/So Small she realizes that she’s human and she’s not perfect, and so isn’t Evan. And she accepts him, tells him that she loves him and hugs him. Instead of telling him he has “no real reason” to feel miserable.

DEH deals with a depiction of depression more close to mine than any other I’ve seen before. And I hope people watch it and realize people can be depressed in all kind of environments and situations. Extreme or not. And it’s still VALID.

6

“You know, don’t take this the wrong way,
but I feel like you’ve become a lot more fun since I’ve known you”

“Thanks. And if I may return the compliment,
I think you’ve become marginally less annoying”