its a real relationship

Just because you are lonely does not mean you should invite someone toxic back into your life.

Adrinette Month Day 5: Coffee Shop Au 

Back to working loosely haha I enjoy it far too much 8]

He didn’t know when she started sitting there, every morning at eight, with a cup of coffee in her hands. He only knew when he started remembering her. 

Sometimes she was with someone–a friend, he hoped–but most times, she was alone, sitting contentedly with her beverage, enjoying her own company. 

He never could quite muster up the courage to go up to her–what was he going to say? “Hey, I’ve been watching you drink coffee every morning as I walk to work, how’s it going?” Yeah, that’s not a bit creepy.

So one day, when it was down-pouring, and he went his way to work, believing fully that perhaps today, he might not get to see her, he was surprised to find he was wrong. There she was, wearing a bright red raincoat–but no umbrella.

And he finally found his chance.

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A subtle reminder that Rob is the father in real life [for added effect]

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This is Ravus.

He likes reading stories with his sister.

(Previously on ‘This is Ravus’)

People always ask what is a long distance relationship,...

….how do they work, do they ever last and that they’re difficult.

True long distance is difficult but so is every relationship.

It’s a risk that everyone takes when they say words like “Will you be my girlfriend/boyfriend.”

But the truth is long distance is something than can be greater than having someone that lives in the same city as you.

Long distance is a comitment where the two of you might only see each other maybe once every six months or sometimes not even at all until one day you two find a way to meet.

It’s trust and love that may preval in long distance.

As long as if you keep your head up and believe in that you two can make it then one day both of your lives will collide and join as one.

It’s the will of love in the ones who care for each other that keeps them going on one day at a time.

Not everyone that they look for in someone is near by, that is why it’s okay to be with someone even though you may not even see them to often other than behind a monitor or hear there voice from phone call away.

No matter what people may say about long distance, it’s still something real in a relationship.

It just might take a little time in between before you two meet, but when you do its as if magic has struck.

The Problem with Climaxes: A Meta on Structure and Narrative.

so there we are. at the half-way point of the last season of SKAM. the last clip has resulted in some divisive opinions. i’m not gonna delve into them, but what i do want to discuss is how specifically this last clip shows us some troubles with the structure and narrative of this season in particular, and with a focus on how the climaxes are put in the story.

now, climaxes are moments a story when a certain plot reaches its highest point: it’s an intense moment where the action and tension becomes overwhelming and really changes the story. think of isak’s last moment in s3 ep 5: the tension of what even’s deal suddenly is comes to a heartbreaking climax. what this clip, imagine all the people living life in peace, and this season in particular shows us is that all the plot points, all the stories of the season thus far, needed to have their climax in this clip. it’s understandable, it’s the last clip for the break, so it needs to have some incentive for watchers to tune in after the break. but here’s the problem with having all the climaxes in one clip: SKAM relies on reality. it’s one of its biggest selling points: it feels real, bc the characters, relationships and stories that we see sound and feel real, especially if we include the social media aspect of it all. and let’s be totally honest here: it is highly improbable that SO many things go wrong in one evening. 

let’s look at all the plot points that have been risen during ep1-4:

- the russebuss/sara/vilde problem
- even’s mysterious past with sana’s brother and his friends (and how isak wants to know about it)
- noora’s problematic love life
- sana’s mother having trust issues
- sana’s love life with yousef

(also important is sana’s relationship with her religion, but that seems more of a theme underlying all these plots.)

so what do these plots have in common? all of these plots points had their climax in this particular clip; frankly all of them in a negative way to boot, except for the storyline with sana’s mother.not only that, the climaxes also were extremely rapid-fire after each other. vilde fucks over sana’s trust and goes behind her back; the boysquad and balloon squad fight each other; noora finds out about william and (suddenly) is seen kissing yousef. this all happens in a 10 minute clip.

personally, this reminded me of one of my less favourite scenes in s1: the christmas tree scene at the very end. in that scene, all the plots throughout the season had a small positive climax (eva hugging one person she had a problem with after the other, suddenly william shows up and apologises, eva closes off her storyline with isak, noora uses isak’s phone and finds some.. interesting sites..). which is all fine, but it all happened really quickly after each other. in one clip. and that makes it, at least for me, just less realistic. it’s clunky storytelling. having resolutions/climaxes so quickly after each other just doesn’t feel like real life, which SKAM purports to be. imagine that isak’s fifth episode ended not only with his heart broken, but also with his forced coming out, a big fight with his parents over his phone and sonja telling isak that “oh well he never loved you anyway, he’s bipolar”. that would just be too much. 

climaxes are fine, even needed, but as s3 has shown us: some climaxes should take longer or shorter, and they don’t all need to happen in the same clip for it to cause development in character or story. because another problem of having all the climaxes for this story in this clip is that the stories do not get in depth development before the climax are reached, which is why – for example – the storyline with the russebuss felt so.. long and a bit boring. there could never be a real resolution bc then the climax in this clip wouldn’t work as well.

and because this is feeling unrealistic, it’s doing a disservice to the real lives of poc muslimahs. it’s as if everything is heaped onto sana at the same moment, without her being able to do anything about it bc the story doesn’t allow her to. it’s, to be quite honest, frustrating. and i hope this structure in the narrative gets resolved more spread out rather than all, like in s1, in the same clip or episode. i guess we’ll see in the back half of the season. 

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😘Happy Valentines Day❤️

“I’ll occasionally picture my life without him and it always makes my chest go tight and I’ll start to feel bereft. The idea of not sharing my life with him breaks my heart and that’s always a good sign.”

mr-universe99  asked:

Youre one of my closest mutuals and I smile every time I get a message from ya. I also appreciate how we can spam message eachother and not be seen as annoying or clingy to eachother lol <3

Awww!! You’re always so darn precious nephew! lol yes send me 1,000+ messages and I will absolutely love and cherish every single one of em!! You always know how to brighten my day ✨💗🌻🌼⭐️🌸🌟✨💫 ilysm ❤️

Honestly Steven’s age ruined his character for me. I thought he was like 11 turning 12 or something and that would make more sense with his personality, but 14? 14 year old boys are immature yes, but they’re more like squeakers on call of duty or edgy scene kids (basically they go through ridiculous phases), not like Steven is. He acts like an 8 year old. And the other thing is, Connie is only 12. He has a crush on a 12 year old and he’s 14. He’d be starting high school and she’d be in 7th grade. That’s. Really creepy.

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Chile imagine being in a relationship with Finn Balor, Drew Mcintyre, and Pete Dunne.. Them accents alone…

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shoddyhamiltonsketches  asked:

Hello. As a bi girl myself, I have to say I don't agree with your view that LMM is biphobic. One could argue that he shows some inherent prejudice in including an A-H-E love triangle instead of L-H-E, but in the end, Angelica IS ELIZA'S SISTER and thus a subplot which includes her is going to be ten times more emotive. Also, LMM has explicitly stated that Hamilton is bi in the musical, and by ignoring that, you are implying that bi people in hetero relationships are not valid which. They. Are.

As a bi girl, I don’t agree.  I’m sorry, but stating after the fact in some interview after your musical is hugely popular and has made you very rich that OH BY THE WAY THE CHARACTER IS BI is not representation.  It just is not.  Him saying Ham is bi in the musical even though it is in no way explicit in the musical is, to me, no different than JK Rowling and her “Dumbledore is gay!” reveal after the fact. It’s not actual representation. 

Also, LMM has explicitly stated that Hamilton is bi in the musical, and by ignoring that, you are implying that bi people in hetero relationships are not valid which. They. Are.

I feel like my blog explicitly talks about Ham being bi often.  I don’t think I have EVER said or implied that bi people in hetero relationships are not valid.  Like, I actually talk about how they are all the time!  So I really don’t know how you think I’m ignoring that because I take a musical to task for not being explicit. 

But Lin talking about this after the fact while not actually putting it in his musical is bullshit.  It just is.  He’s the one that erased Hamilton’s sexuality.  Not me. 

Also he added a love triangle that did not exist in life and ignored an important relationship Ham had with a man in favor of it.  And he reduced Angelica’s actual importance to do it. 

harrehlouyah  asked:

Just curious if you did a break down of ESNY lyrics. id like to see your take on it.

I haven’t, but howbow now?

A lot of fans think Ever Since New York is about that unholiest of fauxmances, Haylor, since the primary stuntin’ took place in NYC. Listening to the lyrics, I agree with that.

Picture it: NYC, December 2012. 1D is at a career high, having played to a sold out Madison Square Garden crowd. This level of hotness must have smelled like blood in the water to fake ass fame vampire, Taylor Swift and her team. So commence fakelationship stuntin’!

I’ll show you what skeeved me out the most. The hotel ho strolls:

They’d make sure to pap Harry coming and going so that fans would infer that the s-e-x must have surely taken place. Classy. This is how music is marketed. Why God?


Meanwhile, all this fakery was apparently taking a toll on Louis:

And the Elounor awkwardness was later mocked by Grimmy:

And it only got worse from there. By New Year’s Eve, Tay Tay was reveling in this Times Square look-at-me spectacle:

Harry, not so much:

This was the point where 1DHQ really dug in with the closeting. Payzer 2.0 launched December 2012, too. Not a coincidence. This is where reality must have really set in. And this is just based on what we can piece together. God only knows what kinds of conversations took place bts to put all this in place. But I can imagine it was dehumanizing and demoralizing. Aggressive hetero stuntin’ would become the new normal for 1D.

So that’s the kind of stuff that would’ve influenced ESNY. It’s easy to understand why he still feels some type of way about it.

Harry:

Tell me something, tell me something
You don’t know nothing, just pretend you do
I need something, so tell me something new
Choose your words ‘cause there’s no antidote
For this curse or what’s it waiting for
Must desert you just before you go

Harry is my people because he comes out the gate swinging. I’m guessing this first verse is directed at Taylor. Being older and having been in the business longer, Harry is looking to her to make him understand why this needs to happen. He wants her to help him make peace with it. But Taylor is the monster showbiz created. She has no wisdom to offer. So Harry is left grappling with this closeting, which feels like a curse. And “must desert you before you go” feels like a reference to the end of Haylor, where she played the role of good girl who got dumped…again.

There she is alone on a boat…deserted. This is what had to happen before she could go for good. It’s a reference to the fakery–knowing how things will play out before they even happen.

Oh, tell me something I don’t already know
Oh, tell me something I don’t already know

Again, Harry’s desperate for something more profound. I’m sure his team was telling him this was good for him, that it was in his best interests personally and professionally. But Harry isn’t really buying it.

Brooklyn saw me, empty avenues
There’s no water inside this swimming pool
Almost over, that’s enough from you
I’ve been praying, I never did before
Understand I’m talking to the walls
And I’ve been praying ever since New York

Harry was able to venture out into the boroughs, unbothered. But in Manhattan? It was lights, cameras, stunt time! And Haylor is like a empty swimming pool: an artifice without purpose. Just like a pool needs water to fulfill its purpose, a relationship needs a real emotional bond to fulfill its purpose. And of course, there wasn’t one. Harry’s counting the days until Taylor sails her fraudulent ass away on that boat. Enough! Same Harry. Same. These are trying times and Harry’s literally praying his way through it–searching for strength where he hadn’t looked before. That’s how profoundly hurtful this experience is for him And he’s been praying ever since. We know why.

Hey friends, i’m back with another book rec! If a sweet and sex positive wlw romance between a pansexual guitar player and a lesbian Filipino ballerina set in a bookshop sounds like something that might interest you, i recommend you check out The Melody of You and Me by M. Hollis. 💖