just that they're not the kind of thing

Things I have learned by joining the local Methodist Church’s coffee & knitting circle (where I am the only person under 60 years old):

  • How to double knit very, very quickly
  • Mrs. Jonson on the third pew won’t mind her own business, bless her heart. And she buys her pies pre-made for all the church functions.
  • Ways that women cheated the system in 1950s Texas to get into college and start careers. Including a memorable “He told me I wouldn’t last a week, but then 6 years later, I had to let him go because his production was way down.” *drinks sip of coffee*
  • We Might Be Conservative But Gosh Darn That Trump Bless His Heart He Doesn’t Know Anything About God Or Texas
  • And On That Note, God And Texas Are The Only Good Things Left In The World. Erin Write That Down.
  • How to rescue a dropped stitch and make it look like it never happened
  • Public schools and inclusive, desegregated education will single-handedly save the world
  • Sharing recipes is a sacred bonding and community-building tradition that rivals the greatest political negotiations and land deals in history
  • “It’s better that you prefer girls honey, the Boyfriend Curse doesn’t apply to your girlfriend and a lovin’ god’ll keep on a-lovin. You better make that girl a sweater.’” 
    • (Boyfriend Curse = knit a sweater for a boy and he’ll leave you when you finish it)
  • Mrs. Barbara’s husband cheated in ‘76, resulting in a divorce. She thought it was the end of the world because her youth had already passed, but now she’s an engineer and married to a kind, good man who she met when she went back to college in ‘79.
  • “The only things you can trust in are God, your good sense, and the wisdom of those older women you grew up admiring. The rest is crap.”

“jaime and brienne would never be happy together because jaime would try to force her into a conventional feminine role!!!”

dude, jaime didn’t give her a valyrian steel sword so she could make him a sandwich with it

one of the reasons mental illness sucks so fucking much is because people around you can literally tell you again and again that they love you, that they think you’re cool and funny, that they support you in every way, that you’re talented or intelligent, and no matter how many times they say it you’ll always cringe and shake your head and say “no, no i’m not, really” but the SECOND someone says one bad thing about you, even just once. You believe it completely. 

If you think liking a ship that’s based on mutual trust, respect, and understanding is boring or “vanilla~” then fucking drown me in buttercream and call me a cupcake because I live for that shit.

stupid things the orchestral instruments do when they're performing
  • violins: they do this dramatic swaying thing and sometimes the performers' faces look like they caught a whiff of something that isn't good or bad but it's iffy as hell
  • violas: they drop their instrument real low, like almost so that the scroll is hitting their knee, and they almost hop out of their chairs. it's kind of intimidating
  • cellos: classic cello headbang
  • basses: that head thing djs at discos do
  • oboe: my god they're like the violins on steroids. they move all over the place and their expression just becomes more and more pained as their solo goes on. don't even get me STARTED on the eyebrows
  • clarinet: like the oboe but slightly more chilled out
  • flute: they lean forward and bob their heads as they AGGRESSIVELY spit into their instruments
  • bassoon: sometimes they close their eyes and start kind of dancing really passionately with their instrument and it's kind of uncomfortable to watch
  • the entire brass section: they sit fairly still compared to the other instruments, but they're still guilty of excessive eyebrow raising and lots of disapproving squints as they realize they're playing out of tune and everybody heard it
  • percussion: they get really excited before they get to play their one note like they'll hop around and start dancing and bobbing their head before their triangle part and it's adorable
  • piano: headbanging, head bobbing, swaying, pained expression (usually no eyebrow raises, though), and they sometimes drop their heads so that it looks like they're sniffing the keys
  • what she says: avatar is one of my favorite shows.
  • what she means: avatar: the last airbender is one of the best shows i have ever seen. words cannot describe how much this show means to me. every single one of the characters were diverse, three-dimensional, and well-written, with arcs and character development that were all beautifully orchestrated. the characters were all so human, with flaws, and ambitions, and compelling back stories and motivations. it even shows how the antagonists weren't evil and heartless monsters, but how they were just as human as the heroes. the stories the show itself followed were just as beautiful, mixing humor and playfulness with important, hard-hitting life lessons that have shaped me as a person. the show stressed the importance of friendships and familial bonds, and how everyone is not only deserving of redemption, but can achieve it. it showed the strength in kindness and humility and forgiveness, and how you aren't defined by your past. it showed that just because you're related by blood to someone doesn't mean they're your family, and how friends can be your family too. the show even depicted how animals can be like family. it showed how unhealthy relationships and abuse work, and it showed how you can move and work past those things. it taught how to deal with grief and pain, and how those things can help you grow as a person. it showed that even if everyone is telling you something is right, it doesn't mean it is, and that you should stand up for what's truly right. the visuals were absolutely stunning, and the soundtrack is the best soundtrack of any show or movie i've ever heard. the stories and the characters of this show have resonated with me deeply, and are still affecting me today. to me, nothing will ever compare to avatar: the last airbender.

hey i just wanted to say that if you’re already scraping by to make ends meet, the holidays are really hard. and that puts pressure on you and on your whole family. and if there’s one thing i hope you know it’s that you don’t need to prove you love someone by buying them something. i know we all want to get the people we care about really fancy things. but i’m okay if you get me like a smooth rock you found by the ocean. i know it’s true of other people, too. i’d rather you hand me a diy picture frame from popsicle sticks than something you had to go into debt to buy, and i think any person who’s worth their socks will tell you the same thing. and on that note? everybody loves socks, and they’re pretty cheap. yes, it’d be great if you and i stumbled on enough money to actually afford things. but love, i’ve learned, isn’t about the buying.

and on that note? for those of you out there who find the holidays a particularly dark time… i hope you know there will always be someone willing to open the door for you. even when it feels like there’s no one. even if that door is a window you have to crawl through. 

and for those of us who have more than we need, i hope we open those doors. if you notice someone who is going to be alone during the holidays, or who is usually depressed but for no apparent reason seems markedly happy and is giving away their things, please invite them over. hang out with them, no matter how awkward it is. sudden cleaning and long notes about how much they love you are also signs of suicide. with recent changes in insurance, it’s increasingly harder to find mental health care, so help a friend out (and maybe even yourself!) by figuring out who still takes the insurance offered so we can all give ourselves the gift of coping mechanisms, the gift that keeps on giving.

i hope you all are happy and safe this season!

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The Magicians | 3.11

I’m not her.

I know that.

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“Thank you, Ray”

It’s easy to forget who you really are when you pretend for too long

(…..I wanted to draw crying Zarc probably…)

Fake married trope where no one knows that Baze and Chirrut are married (they’re just Guys Being Dudes don'tcha know) and Mon Mothma has an assignment for Jyn and Cassian to go undercover as a married couple but then they can’t do it, so she reluctantly asks Baze and Chirrut if they’ll go, and she’s not surprised at all when Chirrut agrees but she is surprised when Baze does. She tells them they’ll get them different cover stories and Chirrut just tells her there’s no need, they’ll totally pretend to be married it’s nbd

Why I Actually Hate the Signs + 2 good traits to redeem this post
  • Aries: why r u so competitive!!!! chill for one second!!! also y'all impatient as fuck. worst tempers of all the signs like pls chill (courageous + passionate!!)
  • Taurus: So. Fucking. Stubborn. LITERALLY SO STUBBORN!!! and also? yall are lazy af. Probably the most boring sign EVER, don't feel bad tho bc every Taurus I've ever met gives great hugs. (dependable + down to earth!!)
  • Gemini: ok y'all are just mean but I'll cut u slack bc ur basically the most hated sign. Ur too superficial tho!! and u cant keep a secret for shit!! (adaptable + witty!!)
  • Cancer: where do I START y'all are too goddamn emotional n moody!! stop crying!! too worrisome too like chill for 1 sec!! also so needy omg (creative + loving!!)
  • Leo: ATTENTION SEEKING AF!! Not everything is about u!!! Ur egos are too goddamn fragile like stop taking every negative thing personally?? I'm pretty sure y'all would wilt like a mf flower without so much attention n adoration (loyal + generous!!)
  • Virgo: y'all are so critical...not everyone is a perfectionist like u omg. so needy too especially bc they're so self critical?? Y won't y'all accept that you're good enough CHRIST!! (kind + intelligent!!)
  • Libra: SO INDECISIVE!!! that's the main thing...ur all literally so indecisive omg. Yall are too dependent on others bc u have too much fear of being abandoned and alone lol (diplomatic + charming!!)
  • Scorpio: demons!!! all y'all!! Ur jealous, sarcastic, and vindictive and KNOW IT but u don't even try to better yourselves, y'all ARE ur negative traits. (ambitious + brave!!)
  • Sagittarius: Aloof, brutally honest, FEAR OF COMMITMENT, reckless. Stop just saying what's on ya goddamn mind!! Get a filter!!! And listen to the rules for once in ur life!!! (adventurous + funny!!)
  • Capricorn: SO. PESSIMISTIC. U guys literally never take risks?? also like half of y'all are complete workaholics...chill for 1 sec omg. the main thing is ur too cautious like take a risk for once. second most boring after taurus lol (hardworking + responsible!!)
  • Aquarius: TOO FUCKING UNPREDICTABLE!! y'all will literally rebel for the sake of rebelling?? stop?? also y'all have like no sense of identity...it's bc ur so nonconformist and rebellious LMAO (independent + humanitarian!!)
  • Pisces: hooooo boy. oh man oh man y'all are so self pitying. Not as sensitive as cancer but still so fucking sensitive??? Impressionable, naive, and gullible af. (easygoing + compassionate!!)

i haven’t touched my pen in two days so of course here’s some shoumob

a piece for @frootysparkycakes’s lovely fic!!!  for i am a bean of my word

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a plague doctor: what’s up with that?
answer: we just don’t know.

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seventeen × al1 tracklist posters

This is a really specific problem I have but just read the post and I’ll explain

I hate that moment when I complain about not having other nerdy friends IRL and then someone goes, “What about so-and-so? They’re pretty nerdy too!” And it’s like yes BUT we’re not the same KIND of nerd so we’re virtually i n c o m p a t i b l e

I know this is pretty specific but has anyone else struggled with this before? Or am I just crazy?

The dark side of The Signs
  • Aries: Reckless to the point of disaster. By the time they figure out they've done or said too much, it's too late and the damage is already done.
  • Taurus: Unkind and unforgiving to those who once held their trust. They can be so blind to reason and to explanation. They will throw away people they love just to prove a point.
  • Gemini: You never know what you're going to get out of them. One day they'll be ready to help you and love you, they next they'll tell you never to speak to them again.
  • Cancer: They love blaming every problem they encounter on others. Because someone hated them so much, they had to have wished this on them. At least, that's what they're thinking.
  • Leo: They become extremely frustrated and hostile when they don't get what they want. They are convinced they deserve to have it, so if it means they need to break out the fangs, they will.
  • Virgo: They think they know better than you; and they'll tell you all about it. Did you really think you did something well? Virgo will explain just how to perfect it, and how they "could've done it better."
  • Libra: They aren't as harmless as they appear. The worst of them will try to eliminate whatever gets into their way. They don't care how "good" your intentions are- you're wasting their time, and they will most likely find a way to get you out of their way.
  • Scorpio: They don't forget. If you come back around years later trying to be close again, they will guilt trip you and then send you back. You don't want to fuck with these guys.
  • Sagittarius: They don't care about your feelings. If they have something to say, they're going to say it. And if you scream and cry, they're ultimately convinced it's not on them.
  • Capricorn: They will watch, and judge, every single thing you do. If they hate you a little extra, they'll fuck it up and get you in trouble for your accidents, too.
  • Aquarius: They will completely shut you out when they're bored of you. Don't expect an explanation (or any kind of friendly one,) or any sort of "mercy." They'll just sneer at you and walk away.
  • Pisces: They will lie right through their teeth to spare your feelings, and then go and do something they know would break your heart. Only for the pleasure of the moment.