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Horoscope - August 1 2015

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

By all appearances this is a day made in heaven to play, party and perform. Normally, you’re not the shy one and would be the first to jump on stage and entertain the crowd. However, you may be in a more serious mood now and can’t seem to snap out of it. Stop worrying about what might go wrong. If you continue to focus on the negative, you’ll inadvertently bring it about. Instead of fretting that you may squander this opportunity for fun, just accept the cosmic energy as it is. You can’t help but do what’s right for you if you go with the flow.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You’re happiest in the comfort of your own pasture, but even you easygoing Bulls can benefit from exploring the greener grass on the other side of the hill. You might try to justify your desire to stay at home and let the day pass you by without much action on your part. However, it’s prudent to recognize your sense of balance is off kilter today. Free your mind and widen your horizons. The potential for pleasure is much greater now than you can imagine.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Your larger-than-life perceptions may lead you astray today, so don’t rush to judgment before you have all the facts in place. Although your future is bright, not everything is as rosy as you currently think. You might draw the wrong conclusions now, even if you have plenty of good information at your disposal. Unfortunately, you could easily mix up reality with your illusions that are influenced by your desires. Positive change is in the air if you let go of your expectations and get out of your own way.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

A clash over personal values with someone you love is unsettling to say the least. Although you’re often the one to rein in your feelings if you fear rejection, it might be time to take a leap of faith and express what’s in your heart. However, there’s no reason to overreact and threaten the security of a meaningful relationship. This isn’t a tug of war that requires someone to win and someone to lose; it’s about being honest and accepting that intelligent people can possess differing viewpoints while still respecting and cherishing each other.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may be suffering from an emotional hangover as the bright light of yesterday’s Full Moon begins to wane. Unfortunately, there’s no rest for the weary when your name has top billing and you’re expected to dazzle the crowd. Part of you loves the idea of an encore, but your inner voice is reminding you that you’ve had enough for now. You don’t need the applause to know that you’re adored. Let go of your leading role and see what it’s like to work behind the scenes, instead.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

A little peace and quiet may be yours for the asking today if you don’t go looking for trouble. But cutting yourself off from your friends won’t bring you the long-term emotional satisfaction you seek. Nevertheless, taking a break from your regular weekend activities could be enough to replenish your spirit. Being on your own for a while enables you to reengage socially later in the day with a fresh new attitude on life and love. A grateful heart is a powerful heart.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

It’s nearly impossible to contain your joie de vivre these days. You might even consider running away with the circus while a pack of rowdy planets in your 11th House of Social Networking encourages you to connect with people who live life as an adventure. Although it’s important to find like-minded souls who share your interests, don’t give all your energy away to others today. There’s magic inside you that needs to find a way out, so don’t sacrifice your own creativity for the sake of the group.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You thrive on demonstrating your competence today as the universe challenges you to achieve your goals. Luckily, you have already established a new direction in your life and are happily on your way to your destination. But although you’re skipping down the yellow brick road, the closer you get to Oz the further away it appears. Don’t trust your five senses now; your ability to make logical decisions may be impaired but your imagination can save the day. Follow your intuition wherever it leads.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You’re so eager to rush off to the next amazing activity you can’t even contain your excitement. Everything looks like it’s coming up roses, but you are less in touch with reality the more extreme an imagined adventure seems. Scaling your expectations down to size is the first step to getting your life back on solid ground. Don’t wait for the looming reality check to force you to do what you already know needs to be done. Your preemptive strike clears the air more efficiently than being struck by the lightning of karma.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You might discover your resources are stretched further than you realized but you don’t want others to know about your error in judgment. However, it’s counterproductive to let your pride stand in the way when your closest friends are more than willing to help. Whether it’s time, money or moral support you need, give someone a chance to be your personal hero for the day. Not only will you be able to accomplish your goals, you’ll set the stage for a solid relationship built on real trust.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

People seem to think they know what’s best for you today, but the truth is you’re the captain of your own ship. Unfortunately, you might go overboard carrying your flag of independence too far. Others can play an important role by supporting your dreams if you let them. The trick is finding the sweet spot between cooperation and self-reliance. Collaborating is a positive experience if you don’t lose your unique voice in the process.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

There’s too much drama going on today for your personal taste but it seems as if there isn’t much you can do to avoid it. However, visualizing how you want things to play out just might have a subtle influence on the course of events. Use your imagination to paint a picture that’s more in harmony with your preferences. Don’t worry about the circumstances that are beyond your control; a minor adjustment to your behavior could alter your trajectory enough to change your destination.

Source : Rick Levine

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The beauty of this situation is that Kris NEVER said anything disrespectful regarding SM, EXO, or us; and in doing so, anti-Kris fans and SM made asses out of themselves. Kris didn’t do that. Kris didn’t need to do that. Kris is a blessing. He is the literal definition of “gentle giant.” As for me? I’m laughing because antis are trying to justify their hate even with evidence right in front of them and I’m laughing because SM is gonna pull some bullshit out of their asses to try and justify their actions. 

What a day to be alive.

So this is the line I was talking about. Up until now, Max has been very, very much “I don’t want to date Warren” and very “I want more Chloe in my life.”

This feels like a complete turn around. Suddenly she sounds wistful or regretful she didn’t accept the hang-out. Which is now a date. As a reminder, this is what she says if you accept the hang out.

She does not want this to be a date. When she doesn’t accept

Does not want to lead him on. She does not to date Warren or imply dating. When someone said Warren likes Max

So this new catch in her voice is very troubling. It is like all what she said in the previous episodes doesn’t matter because she was oblivious to love the whole time. Ugh. I hate that trope because it often used to justify a man trying to be a woman’s friend just to be her sexual and romantic partner. It says a woman doesn’t know her heart and blah blah blah bullshit.

Like I have said, this episode feels much less “Warren is still here if you want” and more “DATE WARREN” and its annoying.

So yeah. This feels completely outta left field and does not match up with the Max we have seen up to this point.

(the-unofficial-xcclx3​ sorry this took so long to get out, I hope it answered the question.)

You don’t have to explain anything to anyone. You don’t have to justify anything, and in fact, you cannot. The best use of your time is to find a moment that is pleasing, and milk it for everything that it is worth. And then, if we were standing in your physical shoes, we would add them together; we would pretend as if all the happy things happened at the same time; we’d add to it; we’d make it up; we would float it into the future. In other words, we would just get on rampages of joyous mushing and mashing of the deliciousness of our life experience. Today’s potential for joy is beyond anything anyone has ever lived.

angelcandices I deleted my last posts as it saddens me so much to keep seeing those pictures and reading the comments of ignorant people defending and justifying hunting. Hunting is not a sport it is unfair and absolutely disgusting. Sport is when two opponents are equal! Saying that the money from hunting helps conservation is also unacceptable, there are other ways to conserve a species without murdering these magnificent animals. I do not take my words back I just don’t want to see those horrific pictures on a day to day basis as it ruins my days completely. Xc ➡️this is a picture of my father at home in Zimbabwe appreciating the wildlife not destroying it. #africaunite

anonymous asked:

I just watched the black female poets (on black male hatred). It made me cry. Unfortunately the comment section was frustrating. I saw a black male comment "Black women aren't visually appealing to me". So people who look like you/ people who created you/ aren't visually appealing to you? Do they know how ridiculous they sound when they try to justify their hatred and dislike for black women? There is no way to justify it. They're mentally enslaved. It's too exhausting trying to wake them up.

There are levels to their hate for black women. Many of us don’t want to admit that black men and black women ARE NOT on the same page when it comes to said hate for one another. Black women DO NOT hate black men for being black men, we actually stress that over and over, but black men HATE black women because we are black. Black women do not exhibit this type of disdain towards black men, and they’ve been downright brutal towards us for the longest.

Black men reject black women because of blackness. Black men have internalized anti-blackness towards black women, oh they’re egotistical about being black and male, they love themselves and see themselves as superior to white men, fair skin men and non-black men, but they’ve internalized that a human being who’s black and female at the same time is a detriment to the human race. People look down on blackness, white racist society promotes anti-blackness through stereotyping black culture and black features, so what happens here, is that black men have that instilled in their psyche.

Combine that with their learned misogyny and sexism from the white man and hatred of women, it becomes catastrophic and that’s where we’re at today in the black community. Black men basically have a disdain for black women because we’re black and female, which is why it’s so easy for them to excuse white and non-black women for the same things they bash us about (weave, plastic surgery, superficial traits, full features).

It’s funny people try to find ways to refute or deny that this exists and it’s a problem for the sake of protecting their image and promoting the belief that everything is okay in the community, but it’s true, no one can explain why black women DO NOT exhibit this type of discrimination/intraracism towards black men. That means admitting to the elephant in the room.

I’ve seen several articles and rankings lately (e.g. from Buzzfeed) where they talk about ‘why harry is actually not such a great character’ because 'he’s selfish’ or 'a fuckboy’ etc and they make me so so mad because he’s a traumatised child/teenager who most likely had ptsd in the later books, who had to suffer abuse from his family for years, then was turned into some kind of messiah and basically manipulated and asked to die 'for the greater good’ and had to see so many people close to him die? are we just going to ignore that for the sake of ~quirky~ articles or….

anonymous asked:

What makes men think it's ok to violate women? Some posts on this blog have been downplaying it. I had to quit my job because a male coworker kept rubbing my thighs. When my friend and I go to parties or football games, we get our butts slapped by multiple guys. A boy that I thought was my friend grabbed by boobs and squeezed them. My best friend was at a sleepover & was raped by her friends older brother WHILE SHE SLEPT. If it's so common for men to violate women, where does it come from?

1) It’s not a male thing. Violation is pretty equal between men and women. It’s just justified more often when women do it.

2) Because some people are assholes. It’s the same reason some people on here think it’s totally okay to steal stuff they want instead of saving up for it. OR why some people think it’s okay hate people because of their religion or sexuality. It’s not a “men think it’s totally okay” thing, it’s “some men are assholes” just like some women are assholes. The sooner we start targeting the assholes instead of acting like an entire gender is a monster, the sooner we can ACTUALLY efficiently combat assholes.

-the Polish one

okay honestly levi and mikasa are probably both on the asexual spectrum. there’s always this sort of characterization going around (of levi at least) where he’s like some sex god who just has sex as often as he can. i’ve even heard about stuff where he had sex before he was teenager and i’m like ??? we’re talking about levi, right? levi ackerman?

he’s just not that person at all when you really look at it. he has a hard time expressing feelings (ie. when he tried to tell isabel and farlan he cared about them and stumbled over his words) and he’s just a dork who makes bad jokes a lot?? in canon??? and his mother died a prostitute, and while that doesn’t necessarily justify anything in an au where you can change backstories to a certain degree, it doesn’t make sense for him to be all fine and dandy with that sort of thing in the canon universe. and even in an au, completely flipping around someone’s morals so they can “"fit the au”“ just doesn’t work. you can’t take a character, change their views and ideals, and then say it’s not out of character since they’re not dealing with titans anymore. if anything, he’s at least really sensitive towards the subject. i’m not saying he’s like “EW GROSS COOTIES” but more like “oh yeah… well, okay, it’s not the first thing on my mind.” clearly he wouldn’t be very up to that sort of thing with just about anyone bc he calls nearly anyone who touches him “filthy” and pushes them away. there’s also hypervigilance (which has been confirmed before) and how he is always on high alert and ready for even the person next to him to attack him at any given time, so I doubt he’d actually let his guard down enough to have sex and actually enjoy it (unless, obviously, it was someone he was close with and could really trust).

so anyway, it makes me think that levi is on the asexual spectrum, possibly demisexual or gray-asexual, and same with mikasa.

and not because they’re the “cool and detached characters” bc that’s lame as shit and really disrespectful to actual ace spectrum people. it’s just not something that would be on their minds all the time. and i mean they are focusing on killing titans and on staying alive, and don’t seem to spend a whole lot of time thinking about that sort of stuff.

also, Rorschach is one of the characters that levi was based on. his mother was a prostitute and he’s asexual because of it. levi obviously isn’t a copy of him, so his sexuality could be different, but it’s fairly good proof that levi could most likely land on the asexual spectrum. with levi having a thing for cleanliness, he wouldn’t want to have sex with someone he didn’t know was clean (including diseases as well as properly bathed) and would probably want to know how clean they were as a person before even considering it.

mikasa would’ve also eventually realized what would’ve happened to her if she hadn’t been rescued from her kidnappers, so she would definitely need to trust someone enough to know they aren’t going to hurt her in any way before she would have sex with them. she also lived with her parents for most of her life, so when the jaegers took her in, she ended up in a place with more people, and eventually she would’ve realized that there wasn’t really anyone who looked like her, so she would also want to know people didn’t want to have sex with her just because she looked different, again calling for that trust and emotional connection that she would need beforehand.

it can be safely assumed that levi has never had sex in canon (see second paragraph), so it doesn’t make much sense to me when people are all “he had sex lots of times when he lived in the underground” bc obviously he hasn’t? he spent all his time trying to survive so?? why would he make time for that. even if that’s just put in an au fic, it still doesn’t make sense to me.

in the end it all comes down to characterizations with them both. they’re both dorks on some level or another, levi definitely being high up there. when you look at his personality, he’s not the type to sleep around and have sex every night. same with mikasa. she’s just not the type to do that.

and with rivamika put into play, i think the most common trope for them is levi being the extremely experienced dude and mikasa being this shy little thing who has absolutely no idea what’s happening. which just…. doesn’t make really any sense to me?? idk it’s just kinda weird, especially when mikasa is made to be all blushing and embarrassed and just clueless?? if anything, they’d both be shy but sure know enough to actually get things going. levi would be nervous and making sure she was okay every second, and mikasa would reassure him every time at first before probably telling him to calm down and stop worrying so much.

mikasa would’ve learned about sex. they went into the military at the age of 12, most of them were orphans, and she would’ve had to start her period at some point. she’d have it explained to her when she asked. she isn’t clueless about sex, but, since they are in the military, it’s not really something at the front of their minds. she thinks about battles strategies first, looking for enemies, and the like. even if someone mentioned something sexual to her and she assumed it was something battle related, it’d be because she’s used to thinking like a soldier and how to survive. if she ended up in a sexual situation, she might not be experienced, but she’d know what things are and how babies are made and wouldn’t be all innocent about it.

and i’ve seen people try to say that levi is sexually active/experienced bc A) he’s a man. which just ???? or B) he isn’t a little kid. sex isn’t some sort of initiation into adulthood and there’s no age you have to have it by. you don’t have to have sex at all. ever. i know what a shock. and C) he’s attractive. yes, he is attractive, but how does that have anything to do with sexual orientation or experience??

they’re both just more likely to express love in little ways and worry about each other more often than they need to rather than seeing each other and going “i wanna fuck that.” it’d be more like “wow. i wanna kiss that. look at how cute they are. i wanna hug them and make them feel so happy and loved.” and once they’d realized they really cared about and trusted each other and had probably been together for quite some time (whether platonically or romantically) they might feel that attraction. they just seem to show their feelings in a more “romantic” way rather than in any “sexual” way, if that makes sense. and i’m not saying they both don’t like sex and wouldn’t have it, bc they would have it and most likely would enjoy it, it’s just not something they think about immediately.

in conclusion, it’s safe to say that levi and mikasa are somewhere on the asexual spectrum, probably either demisexual or gray-asexual. this doesn’t mean there has to be any less smut, but it’s pretty easy to not make them have one night stands and have them actually know each other first and still make it interesting.

thank u

to follow up on my chat post, and because i know i have a lot of younger followers who may not be as intimately familiar with how older fandom circles worked before tumblr was on the radar, older places like LJ and even dA and whatnot tended to deal a lot with homophobic fans using fan-adopted language like “slash” and “yaoi” and things to sort of justify their homophobia to seem just like a normal preference.

like you could just straight up say “oh i dont like slash, i think its icky!!” instead of “seeing gay people and acknowledging their relationships makes me uncomfortable and angry and i dont want my fan content to be tainted with the homo” and no one could fight you on it because oh, you’re werent being mean or anything!!! its just a preference!!!

this behavior and language kinda altered depending on what fanbase it was or what website you were on, but that was the general consensus in a lot of the bigger ones, especially on LJ, and especially with older/more mature fans on there. (because younger fans were starting to gravitate more towards dA instead, hence why i think dA is sort of infamous for being yaoi heaven.) and if you went against it, or really LIKED seeing gay pairings, you were one of the "crazy” yaoi fangirls and immature and going against canon and author intentions and blah blah blah. 

so idk i guess my bottom line is, assholes can whine about sjws and fangirls “ruining” fandom spaces and series by making everything gay and trans and not white and everything else all they want, but goddd it is SOOO much better than it used to be. this freedom is liberating!!!

floridaalicat asked:

NGL watching you take the idiots down a peg usually makes my day while simultaneously pissing me off because how do people still think that shit? But I do enjoy watching you destroy their arguments while they try to justify themselves and their terrible, completely wrong ideas.

Ha! Glad to be of service.

I’m just SO tired of it, you know? I used to be super understanding and bent over backwards into pretzels to gently explain why people are wrong. But I’m just done at this point and anyone trying to put down snake owners with BS like that is gonna get the fully artillery point blank. Nuke those ideas from orbit (especially when they tag their response #herpetologist as if they know jack).

APPARENTLY ALL THE SETS LEADS LOVE ME AND DEMANDED THAT THEY KEEP ME even though the head manager couldn’t justify keeping me after the residency at first because there were no spots ; v; SO IM STILL GONNA BE HERE AFTER OCTOBERR and will be starting work on the next movie in novemberrrr ajdhajdjshdhsjdjd. AND I’ll be doing modeling AND dressing ahhhhhhhhhhh, a dual role ; U;

anonymous asked:

Hello! I'm a bisexual girl. Would you mind explaining what people mean by "bihet" and "monosexual"? I have literally never come across these terms before and would like to be educated. Thank you in advance!

bihet is a shortening of bisexual heterosexual, except no one ever uses “bisexual heterosexual” because there is absolutely no way you can justify that sentence as both words are currently defined by the english language. it’s exclusively used by radfems and the nerds on l chat (don’t go there) and the excuse is that its supposed to be for bi women (only women!) who are currently dating men but in practice its basically defined as “any bi woman i don’t like”. i wish i could give you more insight into this fascinating mindset but jesus fucking christ “bisexual heterosexual” its been two years and im still not over it

“monosexual” is used to describe people who are attracted to one gender despite the fact that straight/gay or even non-bi/pan are things that are easier to type out and convey the same thing without making the writer look like a pretentious knob. the defense for this one is that it’s just a descriptor, which only works as a defense if you ignore the fact that it’s a completely useless one at best because straight and gay people clearly don’t belong to the same social category (a paper comparing stats on bi people to stats on ‘monosexuals’ would tell us absolutely nothing) and downright homophobic at worst (’monosexuals shouldn’t exist’ ok exodus international). 

basically they’re just words people use to lump bi and gay people in with straights because they kind of share the same sexuality if you really think about it and completely ignore when people who actually belong to said groups tell you you’re completely wrong and the tiny voice in the back of your head commonly referred to as a ‘conscience’. don’t use them pls