its the inside that counts

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You know what I find ironic?


People say first impressions are everything


I learned this my first year of high school


And then again every single day after


Because people are always judging, always assuming


And apparently, you always have to be the best possible you


What I learned in the nine years beforehand


The greatest contradiction to ever be said


Don’t judge a book by its cover, inside is what counts


Maybe they want to give us this false hope that it’s okay to mess up


And when we’ve reached the age our hope is highest


They rip the idea out of our heads and laugh


Because the world’s not as lovely as they made it seem


And they love to see us lose all our dreams


Because theirs are all dead too

I have been musing on Elucien again (because this is what my life has now become devoted to) and I enjoy the similarity of these two lines: 

‘And it was Elain—Elain—who sighed and murmured, “I hope they all burn in hell.”’

vs

‘…while Lucien—Lucien—said, “Well, that explains the wings.”’ 

It’s got exactly the same set-up and sentence structure, same emphasis, same everything. But what I like most of all is that the phrases they spit out that seem unusual for them are 100% things that the other would say?

Elain’s ‘I hope they all burn in hell’ is just, straight up savage Lucien snark. And Lucien’s ‘well, that explains the wings’ is just so 100% Elain’s matter-of-fact, shrugging off chill (See: ‘Nesta did. I just stabbed him.’) Exactly the same tone. So there’s a little bit of the other inside each of them and that’s just beautiful, bless. 

“I have no qualms about a female Doctor. I just want to get her pregnant, get a show with her son up and running, then kill her off and focus on her much more powerful male replacement. But just to be clear, no qualms at all.”

What My Camp Friends Said During Hamilton (Act 1)

Alexander Hamilton: Wowie they say their names a lot

Aaron Burr Sir: What’s that French dude saying I wanna know

My Shot: WOAH SWEAR WORDS AND SPELLING

Story of Tonight: Isn’t Hamilton 19? Isn’t drinking at his age illegal?

The Schuyler Sisters: YES. FEMINISM. Also does Peggy show up more (Me: *laughs*)

Farmer Refuted: Im really confused on what’s happening

You’ll Be Back: KRISTOFF ONLY BRITISH!!!

Right Hand Man: George Washington can get it like DAYUM

Winters Ball: Isn’t one of them queer? I always thought Laurens was gay…

Helpless: Clearly, Eliza is a bean

Satisfied: …shit

Story of Tonight (Reprise): Fuck they got into the whisky again didn’t they?

Wait For It: Wait, Burr has emotions!?

Stay Alive: writing letters against slavery huh? SEEMS LIKE YALL DID MORE THAN THAT LAURENS

Ten Duel Commandments: What is it with this musical? First spelling, now it’s counting. AND ITS TEACHING YOU HISTORY!

Meet Me Inside: caLM DOWN LITTLE HOMIE DONT GET SO UPSET

That Would Be Enough: Yeah Hammy aint listenin’

Guns and Ships: WOE WTF HE SAYING BRUH

History Has its Eyes On You: Gwash been deep as shit

The Battle of Yorktown: BR U H THIS IS BEAUTIFUL

What Comes Next: Dammit Kristoff stay in your own musical

Dear Theodosia: *sobs* I didn’t realize Burr had so many feelings…

Nonstop: EXCUSE ME DO YOU NEED SOME XANEX, CUZ YOU ARE FREAKING OUT AND IT IS FREAKING ME OUT AND WE ARE ALL FREAKING THE FUCK OUT

theimpietyscientist  asked:

I'm curious about your old man, Dre. Was he a fine fellow? He's highly attractive but it's the inside that counts.

* Ahahah shit, you got sum fucked up interests.

* Immean… He do got dis habit of fuckin’ over m’bro’s & I. A lot. But uh… when it comes down to it, he’s a good guy.

* Way down. waaayyy wayyyyyyyyyyy down.

* Somewhere deep, deep in the chasms of that scum-sucking, road-whore of a human being, he’s a good guy.

Apollo Gets Owned
  • Apollo: Haha! even as a mortal I'm still older than you!
  • Kayla: But you see, it's what inside that counts, father.
  • Apollo:
  • Austin: We are all one in this crazy world. Ooh, that's a good song lyric! I'm going to write that down!
  • Apollo:
  • Will: Your mind and heart are what make up your soul, not your physical age. Love is the greatest power. *blushes at Nico* My boyfriend helped save the world, and he's only 14. Our ages do not define us. You should know that better than anyone, old man.
  • Apollo: WHY DO I HAVE SUCH INSIGHTFUL KIDS
  • Will: Well, I mean——
  • Apollo: WAIT A MINUTE DID YOU JUST CALL ME OLD MAN
dear society,

They’ll tell you… you’re own self confidence is what matters or its whats on the inside that counts or even don’t let anyone’s opinions hurt you.

Well answer me this.

Why does stepping on a scale determine your beauty?

Why does one grade determine your intelligence?

Why does the number of followers determine how likable you are?

How can you expect us to believe those things when society is constantly shoving standards in our faces so we can compare and question ourselves on a daily basis? How can you tell us to be proud when it’s so easy to measure our self worth through one click, number, or letter?

So decide yourself, society. Tear us down or build us up. Don’t do both and still expect us to be perfect.

xxx

love,

the kids who don’t fit in.