learning how to sweep

anonymous asked:

(based on gav's wife swap comment in the latest minecraft) new rt doc idea: michael and gavin swap significant others for a week so meg/michael live together and have fun hanging out and then lindsay/gavin live together and they just have to try and not burn the house down

skdkd they’d have completely different goals like meg and michael are like “we’ll consider it a success if we have fewer than five legitimate disagreements the entire week” and gavin and lindsay are like “if the house doesn’t look like someone threw a frat party in it by the end of the week we’re calling it a win”

meg after a week: yeah, michael fixed a couple of problems we were having with the house that gavin was responsible for calling and getting fixed for the last three months but didn’t–what? no, michael didn’t call about them he just fixed them himself–and we set up an equal schedule for laundry/dishes/sweeping/cooking/etc and learned how to work around michael being an early riser while i sleep in and all in all michael got me hooked on mountain monsters and i think we did good.

lindsay after a week: we got fast food every night and michael is gonna have to do the dishes when he gets back but. this house? still standing. team spouse-swap? winning.

hardcut to michael facepalming and saying “YOU CAN’T JUST NAME YOURSELF AFTER WHAT YOU’RE DOING. THAT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE. JUST ACCEPT YOU’RE TEAM LOSERS. YOU WERE TEAM LOSERS WHEN YOU CALLED YOURSELF TEAM BOAT RACE FOR ONE ROUND OF MARIO PARTY. YOU WERE TEAM LOSERS WHEN YOU CALLED YOURSELF TEAM LINGUISTICS FOR A ROUND OF ON THE SPOT. YOU’RE TEAM LOSERS NOW. and me and meg? well uh, to no one’s surprise, team winners won. by a pretty large margin, actually. did lindsay and gavin exceed my expectations for them? absolutely. were the expectations they exceeded the absolute bare minimum of functional? yes.“

anonymous asked:

You need to be careful about sensationalizing crime and "criminals" bc crime isn't entertainment. By sensationalizing it, you're hurting those who are most affected by it (that includes victims, offenders, and the families of each)

Nothing I write is sensationalism. I write in a non-bias tone and give the facts of the case. If we don’t study crime then how do we learn from it? Is it better to sweep these victims under the rug and pretend they didn’t exist? An interest in true crime isn’t taboo or frowned upon. Well, depending on how it’s executed. In order to understand something, we NEED to study and research it. In order to prevent something, we NEED to study and research it.

As a matter of fact, a lot of my requests on here and my Facebook page come from family members of the victims. A lot of people want their stories to be remembered, sometimes as a memento and sometimes as a warning to others. When somebody takes a loved one from you in such a violent way then you want the world to remember. Every single parent, friend, or family member I spoke to whilst researching for my book was more than pleased to open up to me and to share their stories with the world. Please let them speak for themselves.

Our present culture teaches us to accumulate, but not how to make empty. But for real spiritual work in the inner and outer worlds, in order to give space to the divine, in order to return to the sacred, we need to practice a certain purification in our daily lives. We learn to eat consciously, to be attentive to our outer environment, to sweep our courtyard. We also need to learn how to clean our house, both physically and inwardly. Just as we need to learn to empty our mind in meditation, to clear away the clutter of unnecessary thoughts, so do we need to consciously clean our living space.
—  Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

tell me
a different story
this time
how Icarus
upon falling
learned to swim
and let the currents
sweep him away
and even now
sits
on a beach somewhere
an old man
watching the waves dance
in the sun
who shivers on the ground
and died
gaze on the sea birds
a smile on his lips
because after one taste
of sky
and years spent
in waiting
he is finally
going home.

tell me
a different story,
this time
how Perseus
when fighting
fell
at the hands of
Medusa
leaving
Andromeda
chained to the rocks
by her family
with no one coming for her
tell me how
she pulled at her shackles
until her wrists
were bruised
and bleeding
until they shattered
like the life
she left behind
until she had fought her way
free
all by herself
tell me
how when no hero
came to save her
she saved herself
and how even now
she finds a way
to chase down sea monsters
and teach other girls
that they do not need
others
to be their heroes—
they can find way
and courage enough
to save themselves.

tell me
a different story
this time
how Cassandra
foresaw
the laughter
and accusations
tumbling from others mouths
and chose
to leave them
to their own devices and dooms
tell me how
she walked away
and saw new futures
tumbling forth
with every step she took
far away
from her doomed life
and how even now
she smiles
and wraps her prophecies close about her
and dares not look too closely
at what others may suffer
but watches her own future
and only announces
what she does not wish to change
and watches those events come to pass
with a sharp-toothed
smile.

Tell me
a different story
this time
how Ariadne
bargained not for
love
but for
her freedom
Tell me
how she led Theseus
through a prison
of a maze
and then
led herself out
of the prison
of her life
slipping away
with the tides
to let her feet wander
on strange shores
And how even now
she needs no string
to know
exactly
where she is going;
the magic
was hers
all along.

Tell me
a different story
this time
because that isn’t
can’t
be all
there is
tell me
something
new
because the old tales
carry their weight
in cramped lines
and wrinkled ideas
and have been worn thin
by their tremendous age
tell me
a different story
tell me
something new
tell me
a tale
with a twist
because even now
especially
now
humanity deserves
to believe
that the story
isn’t over yet–
that there is always
more
waiting to be told
and that there are always those
in it
who will
deserve
better
than they received.
so
here we are
tell me
a different story.

— 

Stories, retold.

Individual stanzas can be found here

For tonguetiedbyyou: Libby and Devon singing along to an Ed Sheeran song, 

OR: super fluffy daddies!klaine.

All their worry about Libby feeling replaced, usurped, miffed, jealous over this new baby who will be taking their attention away from her, all the talks about what babies need and how helpless they are, and look at the things Libby can do! All the books about being a big sister and what babies are like, all the reassurances of how they of course will always love her just the same no matter what. The late night whispered talks over whether four years was too long to wait, if they’ve made a huge mistake, if Libby will never get over the betrayal of an addition to the family. All for nothing.

The moment they step into the house with Devon wrapped in blankets and tucked into the crook of Kurt’s right arm, Libby jumps up from Burt’s lap, presses her hands to her cheeks, and gasps, “My baby!”

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anonymous asked:

I get why you complain so much but still millions of people will go watch mcu movies like doctor strange(probably wont flop).... I would save your time tbh not in a rude way

listen my dude, ik u probably dont mean to b rude, but u kinda sound rude in the beginning part lmao… im not mad tho lol, u probably just dont get what this means…. my side job is being a tibetan activist, im dedicated to my country, i want ppl to know how much shit ive been through, what my familys been though what my people have been through?? will “complaining” change the outcome of the movie? probably not in a huge way? but honestly thats not the only thing that matters? 

this post gave me the opportunity to tell 3000+ ppl on this website about tibet, the oppression of my people, and the erasure of my culture by chinese and westerners. im so fucking grateful that so many people care, and are willing to boycott this movie for tibetans. in such a short amount of time so many people heard what ive been trying to communicate for most of my life, im so happy rn..and yea doctor strange probably wont flop, but so many people now know the complete truth behind the problematic aspects of doctor strange bc i, like u said, “wasted my time complaining” lmao. they would have never known the deeper political shit if i didnt say something! having everyone reblogging my post and supporting tibet really moved me, im so glad theres so much support for tibet!!!

so ya im not going to “save my time” im a tibetan!!! ive dedicated myself to raising awareness and helping people learn about the destruction of my home, and how media like this is sweeping it under the rug… lmao i hope u learned something about my country from my post, if u wanna learn more about the genocide and oppression of my people check out the tibetan rights organization i work for:

https://www.studentsforafreetibet.org/about-tibet