kids perspective on the world

you know i say “play mother 3” a lot without describing it

mother 3 is an rpg by nintendo for the game boy advance that came out in japan only in 2006. its the last enstallment in the series but dont worry you can play out of order.

the story centers around a boy named lucas whos currently trying to save everything he knows from industrialization and brainwashing

a bad summary is “star trooper pig nazis turn animals into chimeras and a 13 year old uses the power of love to stop the 10000 year old 12 yr old mastermind”

its an amazing game with turn based combat and scrolling hp (so if you get a fatal hit you can still recover) it also has rythem mechanics!!

its very funny and lighthearted but also heart breaking at the same time. the story is about the world being taken over from a kids perspective so you see the corruption from his point of view

it has one of the best known fan translations that fixes bugs, is extremely accurate, and completely free to download

but if you cant play i recommend chuggaconroys lets play, he’s very good at showing the little tidbits and extra stuff you’d miss on your first playthrough.

so PLEASE play mother 3!!! its roughly a 30 hour game but its such a great emotional rollercoaster pLEAAAASE DONT EVEN MAKE EMPTY PROMISES DO IT RIGHT NOW GO GET VIRTUAL BOY ADVANCE, FIND A ROM, DOWNLOAD THE TRANSLATION PATCH, PATCH IT, OPEN VBA AND MOTHER 3, CLICK “I DONT KNOW” WHEN NAMING THE CHARACTERS AND THERE YA GO!!!!!!

People like to say that Millennials are lazy, unmotivated, and that we will never get out to vote. Yesterday, I met a young man from my congressional district named Trevor McElroy, who was running to be a delegate to the National Convention at a mere 17 years old. This kid hasn’t even graduated high school yet, but he’s more involved than the vast majority of the adults that I know. I asked Trevor why he wanted to do this, and he said the most amazing thing: “I just like politics.” He wanted to prove to the establishment and to the media that Millennials can get involved, that we have a voice and we will be heard.

During his 30 second speech to ask for our votes, the “grown” adults that like to tell us we’re lazy yelled “Go get a job!”

They wonder why we’re all mad, why when we come out, we come out loud and angry. They wonder why we’re jaded and disillusioned and don’t trust the system. To them, I say: we tried it your way. It didn’t work, and it’s your fault. Now it’s our time. Our vote will be in the majority in the coming election cycles, and the Democratic party has proven itself unworthy of our faith to carry out our message and our values. We have only just begun, and we won’t be following along with your broken system. This is not what my democracy looks like.

Rick Riordan’s Books and Audience

PJO: for the kids who had it rough, the ones who wanted another world to escape to. The beginning of something amazing.

Kane Chronicles: same kids just with a little more diversity. A different perspective.

HoO: kids are now teens. learning more about the world around them and the hardships with it.

Trial’s of Apollo/MCGA: GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYS

You know what I really like about A Series of Unfortunate Events? Yeah, it’s this grim and morbid story that gives kids a new perspective on the world besides fairy tales and action shows where everybody gets a happy ending. But the Baudelaire kids know they don’t have a good outcome ahead of them. Throughout every book in the entire series we’re reminded of how miserable and disheartening it is, and that it’s perfectly okay to “look away.”

But the kids can’t look away. They’re in the thick of it. And do they let that misery consume them? No. They accept the circumstances and try to make the best of it, even though they won’t be happy. And that’s so important! Realizing that even if you don’t have a reward in sight that you can still find motivation. That even if you can’t be “happy” you can thrive off of moments of happiness. That it’s possible to keep going in a world where there are no happy endings.

It’s one thing to tell kids that the world sucks. It’s another thing to say, yeah it sucks but there is just as much good in the world as there is bad.

Welcome to the Con Part 28 (final)

Originally posted by bilosan

Originally posted by yourfavoritedirector

Summary: Your friend Lauren and yourself are having the best time at a Supernatural convention. You meet Jared and Jensen in the photo op, and they’re just as awesome as you imagined. Jensen is charming and you seem to click right away. But as life goes, you sadly have to say goodbye. During the panel, however, the unexpected happens….

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5  Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9  Part 10  Part 11  Part 12  Part 13  Part 14 Part 15  Part 16  Part 17  Part 18 Part 19  Part 20 Part 21  Part 22  Part 23  Part 24  Part 25  Part 26 Part 27

A/N: This is it! Here we are at the end of the story. It’s taken me about 11 months to write, and I’m tearing up a little as I write this. Thank you all so much for the love and support while I was writing this, it means a lot. I love y’all and I hope you like it! <3


“Holy shit Y/N, we’re about to meet them!”

Lauren exclaimed.

“I know! We’d better not embarrass ourselves because I spent far too much money to look back on this and cringe.”

“Oh don’t worry, you’re always more relaxed about these things than I am.”

“I don’t know, I’m about to meet Jensen and Jared. if I faint, you’d better catch me.”

You smile at the memory, walking by where the photo op line will be in an hour or so. You can hardly believe that it’s been five years.

“Dadadadada.”

“Yeah Violet, we’re at Daddy’s convention. Welcome to the con peanut, you’ll probably come to more as you get older.”

Your daughter continues to babble as you push her stroller to the panel stage. Security directs you backstage, and you can already see the crowd of your friends. On one side, Rob and Matt are talking animatedly about something. Off to their left, Misha and Mark are laughing. In front of you and a bit to the right, your husband, Jared and Richard are talking in a loosely formed triangle. You pick up Violet from the stroller, balancing her comfortably on your hip. When she sees her dad, a big smile spreads across her face.

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teacher!seungkwan

• is the chorus teacher for Level 1 & Level 2

• it’s his first year and he’s only 23 but the school really needed a chorus teacher and if you heard seungkwan’s voice, you probably wouldn’t deny him either

• and like when he first began, all the teachers were telling him how the old chorus teacher specialized in piano and didn’t teach the kids how to sing at all, she only taught them how to do the vocal scale and what each note was called

• but no sweat. seungkwan saw this as a great oppurtunity to reboot the school’s choir

• and since seungkwan is so young, he actually knows the trends and is a hit with the kids……..he’s like their older brother or something

• like, the class LOVES him because he knows how to dab and how to do the naenae and how to whip and he’s all “lmao you guys I’m not that old, I graduated high school five years ago-”

• and he has an Instagram and the kids found him but seungkwan was like lmao no I’m not following y'all back until you graduate ok

• the guy is also a ball of sass and has the class wheezing whenever he tells them stories bc he’s juST SO SASSY 

• kids like calling him mr boo-yonce lol and sometimes they call him by his full name but then seungkwan is like you guuuuuys cmon you’re supposed to call me mr boo!!! 

• and seungkwan has friends everywhere???? like he told the kids that he’s met people who the kids would know to be in Broadway and on TV shows

• the kids are in love with his voice too! it’s so strong and powerful, his students BEG him to sing and they snapchat and ig him bc he’s that good 

• and like, seungkwan doesn’t just sing for the school. one time he had to have a sub watch his class for three days because this cruise ship wanted him to sing omg

• brought back all his kids a souvenir: candy from Nice (:

• lmao anYWAY seungkwan is also the type of teacher who would enclose secrets to his kids like “you guys, don’t tell anyone but they changed the school wifi password and here it is-”

• doesn’t let his kids play on their phone though no they need to sing!!!! he lets them charge them though

• does fun singing exercises like one time he made them all stand in different places of the room and just moooove their hands like they’re painting the air to the music beats so they could feel the tempo

• loves hearing his kids harmonize and mash pit like…..it’s beauty and he is like a proud mom

• organizes concerts for them too and did a cultural theme bc his kids need to have a bigger world perspective

• teaches his kids how to do four-part harmonies to modern or timeless songs like flashlight or seasons of love

• ok let me tell you how you both fell in love

• so like…..you and seungkwan are both alumni of the school right? bc this school is too bomb to leave

• but seungkwan didn’t know was that you were here!!!! 

• so guess what his face looked like when he saw you entering the band room next door??? 

• and when he saw you he was all “wtf they look the same, still f r eaking good looking”‘and he’s speechless but you notice and do a double take and you’re like “sEUNGKWAN???” and he’s like “h-hey :D” and like its a mini reunion but seungkwan is just remembering how he used to have the biggest crush on you during senior year but never had the guts to confess 

• and guess what- y'all also live in the same neighborhood (; 

• but it’s good!! as the year goes, you two get closer

• and only the kids who come in at lunch have this vague sense that seungkwan and you have a thing bc seungkwan is hella good at masking his emotions when you come around during class hours to see if he had extra sheet music for your band class

• but one day after school you ask seungkwan if he wanted to grab a coffee before school and he was like !!!!!! “sure I’ll pick you up at 6:30?”

• and like the kids who stay in his room during lunch and talk to him know about how you and seungkwan are alumni buddies but other than that, his students have no clue

• and like you and seungkwan are always hanging out in his apt or yours and talking about your kids but like, every day he feels himself liking you again but is afraid to tell you

• so how did he tell you? he got inspired by his kids

• coincidentally, he had a couple in his class. a cute girl and boy, just juniors who were good at singing. and since it was prom season…….y'all know what that means: promposals!!! 

• and since her boyfriend had asked her out to homecoming, the girl decided to ask him to prom this time and she asked seungkwan if she could do it during class and he was like ofc!!!!! 

• and since this was the last day of third quarter, the kids had to do an acapella group song and her group did a love song and she presented her sign and seungkwan was like “if my kids can do it, so can i!!!!“ 

• and so scrapes up the courage to ask you if you wanted to grab a dinner and you’re like sure (: 

• and like, when dessert comes, seungkwan takes a huge breath and he tells you "I have something to confess” and in a rush, he just gives the whole truth: how he liked you in high school and how when you both graduated, he thought he had no chance but as you two work together and get closer, he’s starting to fall for you

• and you’re all “……seungkwan.” and you tell him about how yOU HAVE BEEN crushing on him too !! and like you think he’s cute and he’s so nice and talented and Seungkwans face is just ???? like y'all could’ve the high school musical couple omg

• and so lowkey you both have a relationship ((: 

• and one day, maybe forty years later, he’ll tell his class about his love story and his kids are gonna be like “omg it’s like high school musical 2.0” 

• pls let me date a seungkwan

You Meet Your Child for the First Time After the Divorce - Luke

Its only been 20 days since your sweet baby boy, Liam was born. Couples think that a child will strengthen a married couple’s relationship, but thats not the case with you and your husband Luke. Luke wanted a family just as much as you, but when you confirmed the pregnancy test was correct, Luke could only focus on the selfish negatives of having a baby. He told you that he swore he’d never have kids, as they would just “hold him back”. Low and behold, nine months later, your relationship was destroyed with nonstop fighting, as well as little Liam coming into the world. Luke’s perspective on kids changed when Liam was born. Luke loved Liam, but you and he clashed more than ever over the new little bundle. It was finally settled and a court date was scheduled for a divorce. All you had to do was pack your things and go, but it was easier said than done. The battle for Liam began. After months of court cases and battling, a conclusion came near, and Luke was somehow winning custody. “Luke! This isn’t fair!” You cried over your baby, one snowy December night. “Get your things and go, but you’re not taking Liam.” He replied coldly. Your sad eyes searched his stern face, waiting for it to say ‘This is all a dream’ but, it didn’t. “Fine. Just let me say goodbye,” you wiped your tears and turned on your heel, climbing up the stairs to the nursery. You quietly entered your baby boy’s room, and picked up the sleeping bundle. The small baby giggled when he opened his big blue eyes. A smile curled your lips. You walked around Liam’s room with him cradled in your arms. You babbled on to your baby as he cooed to every word you spoke. Suddenly, you felt soft eyes piercing your body. Luke was leaning against the door frame, observing you. You sat in the rocking chair across from Liam’s crib. You looked into the baby’s innocent orbs. The small child giggled. With one arm you cradled him, while you let Liam hold your thumb with his tiny fingers. “Mama’s gonna go away for a while little one,” you sniffled, tears stinging your eyes. “You’re going to grow up to be a handsome, caring man like your father once was. Til we meet again darling,” you kissed the baby’s forehead, then put him back into his crib. He whined, then began crying. You began to cry too. You pushed past Luke, who was still in the doorway, gazing at you and Liam. It wasn’t until then that he realized how much a baby needs its mother—how much you actually loved Liam. Luke went to reach after you, but no words came out. He watched from the top of the stairs as you slipped out the door, not sure if you’d ever be back for your things.
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18 years later
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“I am so sorry,” you gasped, scrambling to pick up your business papers that fluttered to the ground. While exiting Starbucks, you pumped into a young man that was entering the coffee shop. “No worries,” he replied with a chuckle, bending down to help you pick up your papers. You sighed as he handed you some sheets of paper. “Thank you so much,” you giggled, looking up at him. You narrowed your eyes, staring at the man. “L-Liam?” You whispered, absolutely stunned. “Yes ma'am,” he smiled brightly, just like Luke. “Sorry bud,” a rough voice said from behind your son. “Just a business call.” You knew that voice from anywhere. It was Luke. “{y/n}?” He spoke softly when he saw you facing Liam. You nodded, deciding weather to leave or stay, but your feet wouldn’t budge. “Hello Luke.” “Mom?” Liam said out of nowhere when realization hit, making tears fill your eyes. He knew. He’d seen the pictures, and you were surprised Luke even associated you into his life. “You remember?,” you blinked, shifting your gaze from Luke to your son. He nodded, “May I?” “Wha—” Liam pulled you into a tight hug without letting you finish. “I never thought I would ever meet you,” he sniffled, his face in the crook of your neck. “Now we have,” you whispered, reaching up to kiss his cheek. “{y/n},” Luke cleared his throat, causing you to pull away from Liam. You were waiting for yelling, maybe some insults. Luke grinned just like Liam. “Would you mind getting some coffee with us?”

Who should I do next for this theme?

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK SEASON 2 SENTENCE MEME
  • "You don't go Jessica Simpson when you've got Rihanna."
  • "You seem so calm. Are you a murderer?"
  • "She will go Wolverine on your ass."
  • "This year, I'm loving someone who deserves me. Me."
  • "You decide to tell me that with your flaccid dick in my mouth?"
  • "If you're not building a future, it's because you don't believe there is a future."
  • "Yeah I said stupid twice, only to emphasize how stupid that is!"
  • "I know something about loving people who aren't smart enough to be loved back."
  • "Husbands are overrated. They're as useless as children."
  • “I like privacy, but not alone privacy.”
  • "I am feeling so single today."
  • "My life is sad and small and a burden to those I love."
  • "People die and you don't get that moment back."
  • "All problems are boring until they're your own."
  • "This kind of death, this slow invisible disappearing into nothing, it's terrifying."
  • "I'm an adult. It gives me the right to make bad choices."
  • "If I would've seen him, I don't know, may have felt like closure. But we don't get a lot of that in this life now, do we."
  • "You're a horrible person but you are still sexy as hell."
  • "At the end of the day, you are a garden rose and that bitch is a weed."
  • "Can't trust a bitch don't smile with her teeth"
  • "My brain will always be there for you, thinking things so you don't have to."
  • "Another layer of icing on a shit cake doesn't make it taste good."
  • "Sometimes people just don't wanna play with you and that's okay."
  • "The thing about reality is it's still there waiting for you the next morning."
  • "You're one Cheerio in the bulk box of life."
  • "Next time, just sit on her face. It shuts her right up."
  • "I wanna taste what you taste like."
  • "You ever think about Jay Z and Beyonce fuckin'?"
  • "My therapist says, 'Yesterday is history. Tomorrow's a mystery.'"
  • "You got one fucked up perspective on the world, kid."
  • "No offense but men being on charge hasn't ever done me any good."
  • "Why are we punishing ourselves when we're already being punished? That doesn't make sense."
  • "It's like the less time you got the slower it goes."
I think it’s one of my gifts as a human being and as an actor [he says on his ability to understand children]. I find it easy to enter the world of children and their way of thinking. I trust kids far more than I do adults; their perspective on the world is pure.
—  Johnny Depp

This puts into perspective that though the kids worlds are planets there are only about 9 and a half  SPADES SLICK’s tall this means that either he is huge of the planet is pretty small 

 in addition if it was that small would there be a lot lower gravity making things like 


more possible 

We Witnessed Television History

How many people can say that? … Well, probably a lot, I mean, the point of television history is that people were watching when it happened … 

I’m trying my best.

Better intro, go!: Fusions represent relationships. The new, transformative energy that’s created when two people come together– whether that’s platonic, romantic, or anywhere in between. 

And just like that, Rebecca Sugar & the Crewniverse took a basic, everyday concept and turned it into a functional storytelling device. 

If that wasn’t cool enough, Steven Universe is utterly breathtaking in its finest moments and heartfelt in its calmest, so using this show as a medium to explore a variety of relationships is a match made in some kind of heaven. 

If you’ve been watching, you’ve seen it all in action, and you already know how captivating the relationships on the show can be. Still, I don’t think you can overstate how remarkable this children’s series is for exactly that reason. 

Made of Love

Ruby and Sapphire are perfection made visible, I love them so much. Audiences all over love them so much– their existence, and the fact that they form Garnet was one of the show’s first truly transcendent Oh, shit! moments.

All because that damn crew at Cartoon Network got us to love, empathize with, and root for a lesbian couple without even knowing it. And when they revealed that this who they were, this is who Garnet is, it was in the form of a kickass rap anthem/fight sequence. A celebration of pride, naturally, (read: seemlessly) worked into the story.

This, my friends, is not “shoving sexuality into the faces of children” (although I’m still not sure what that looks like). It’s brilliant storytelling. From there on, every step in Ruby and Sapphire’s collective story has been about exploring the same beats kids have seen other couples in their lives or T.V. hit.

  • Arguing– even the most loving couple has flaws
  • A classic, Disney-esque love story (and even well hidden metaphor to a couple’s first time, without once being inappropriate)
  • Flirting, having fun together

The Answer is even being made into a children’s book, so parents can read their kids to sleep with the story of how these two LGBT+ characters fell in love. My god, people!

All this, without once using the words. The other day I realized … the words lesbian, bisexual, gay, asexual– really any word on the spectrum– haven’t been used once in Steven Universe. Not one time.

Because it never needed verbal acknowledgement. 

They’ve normalized it, right from the start– which is exactly what we need right now. This community, which my best friend is a part of (s/o to my ace/aro bud), seems so much more accepted than they used to be, sure, but the fight right now isn’t just for acceptance from a majority. It’s for normalization so they don’t have to ask.

The people behind this show have taken a relationship that was not too long ago foreign to children’s television, and made it unquestionably beautiful, and unquestionably normal.

Made of Longing

My gosh, I’m not going to finish this post without sobbing from the sheer beauty, am I? 

One of the best assets Steven Universe has on its side is Steven himself (duh, you’re saying, but hold on). He might very well be the youngest character in Beach City, and his coming-of-age story often involves seeing the adults in his life in new lights.

That’s not only true to life, the brilliant fuckers turned it into the structure of the show. Information is gleaned slowly through small looks into who his caretakers really are, so the pacing overall is slower, relaxed, and allows for all kinds of stories that still contribute to the whole.

And then there’s Pearl.

Pearl’s identity issues, being “just a Pearl,” and what her love means now that Rose Quartz is gone forever has lead to some of the show’s most emotionally charged moments.

Tragedy has often been dealt with by the likes of Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks, so while it’s integrated beautifully into their world, its usually from a kids perspective, and usually limited by the run-time (except Up, but the first ten minutes of Up break a lot of rules).

In almost all of the scenes dealing with Pearl’s love and grief for Rose, Steven’s watching or hearing about it. He’s not the one we’re empathizing with, that’s still Pearl, but we’re learning about her along with him.

Tragedy can be felt by adults, and sometimes it even falls on those around them to take care of them. It’s a powerful, beautiful lesson.

These are also all complicated feelings, so this happens over multiple episodes across multiple seasons, giving Pearl, and the audience, time to breathe before the next emotional breakdown.

Speaking of complicated:

Made of Something Else

This is what I was talking about when I say we watched television history. I couldn’t believe it, I sure as hell knew the fandom wouldn’t.

Not having watched every cartoon in existence (yet), I can’t tell you for sure, but this might well be the first abusive relationship depicted in a kids show. It’s monumental, partially because it does it without going out of its way to have an after-school special. 

The fandom’s gone already gone into who the victim(s) is(are) several times over– it’s complicated to be sure. Who’s to blame, who’s not. Water Witch did some great analysis over here, but I think for our purposes, it’s best to realize it is complicated. There are a lot of ways to look at it, and the bottom line is an unhealthy relationship like this is a relationship– and it’s portrayed as such.

They didn’t even need the full eleven minutes– all of this goes down in one amazingly executed scene. It shows the most well-known, telltale signs of an abusive relationship– wanting to return, begging, claims that it’ll be different, and that “you’ve changed me” – there’s even a point where Steven gets hit for trying to interfere.

The context is all there. It’s 100% clear. Having Lapis not come away clean, even though she’s someone Steven loves, even though she’s someone we love, is absolutely necessary. Hell, the real stakes of the scene come from the fact that she just told Steven she misses Jasper.

And I’m talking about it in detail, but watching it play out– I mean, the tone of that scene is so perfect. There wasn’t an overly dark self-awareness like “oh wow, we’re really talking about it”– it plays just as serious and scary as it needs to be without going overboard (ha) in either direction. It treats an abusive relationship like the danger it is, but makes it so accessible for kids to understand and recognize. It teaches them what an unhealthy relationship looks like, or maybe even confirms it.

So, I don’t know if it’s been done before. I couldn’t tell you. But, I can tell you this. Never before have any of these topics been talked about with such intelligence, such care, and such honest to god love. Someday, when I have kids, I think you can guess what will be mandatory viewing in my house.

Well, okay, Avatar: the Last Airbender and this.

  • Morello: Hey did you ever see that movie, the one where there's the cowboy and he's, like, the king of the castle and then this astronaut shows up and he tries to take over and so the cowboy attempts to murder him but instead the astronaut is taken hostage by, like, this evil psychopath and the cowboy has to rescue him and then they end up becoming really good friends?
  • Miss Rosa: Toy Story?
  • Morello: Oh, my god! Toy Story! That's it, that's it. I love that movie. Oh!
  • Miss Rosa: You got one fucked-up perspective on the world, kid
  • Morello: Yeah I hear that a lot. I guess that's why I gotta be locked up
  • Miss Rosa: No... that's what makes you great.

Well Michael it’s your birthday! With your few short years you taught me so much. You did more with your 50 years then most people do in 100. I’m so proud of all your accomplishments, not just in music. So many people would be in pain, hungry, displaced, or even dead without you! I feel so blessed to have been alive during your time, and I promise to carry on your legacy. I will make sure my kids know who you are, we will change this worlds perspective of you. I know you are having a way better party up there then we could ever imagine down here. Happy birthday angel, can’t wait to see you in heaven.