listening to other people

anonymous asked:

Not sure if you've answered this already, but what's Tallow's personality like? She's such a cutie

Tallow’s generally quiet around people she doesn’t know, and an introvert. But she will speak up and talk quite a bit if the conversation turns to something she is knowledgeable. She is incredibly inquisitive, and loves to read and learn new things. This curiosity can also get her to speak up, and it can actually be difficult to get her to stop asking questions.

She does not have a terribly high opinion of herself, but she does feel pride in her abilities to listen to and comfort others.

Around people she knows, she is considerably more peppy and active. She also sleeps quite a bit, and frequently takes naps anywhere in the apartment.


ooooooookay here it is, my first speedpaint!  it’s got no music b/c i’m lazy and to be honest i always mute other people’s speedpaints and listen to my own stuff when i watch (true confessions right here), so i didn’t see the need for music.  also it’s pretty long and i couldn’t make it any shorter without cutting out the sketching.  i think in future that’s probably what i’ll do to keep things short, but i wanted to share my process from the beginning!  anyway, if you watch this the whole way through you’re a trooper lmao.

anonymous asked:

thank you for recommending 'Making Gay History'!! Listening to other inspiring people who are in our community tell their stories is so fulfilling and helps me, a young lesbian, understand the struggle and fight of what others have done to help our society improve(even though it's still not great).<3

of course!!! it’s been amazing to listen to the past few days i couldn’t recommend it enough

Cillian Murphy Imagine

Originally posted by farishkam


They say it’s not nice to listen to other people conversations but if that person was your husband it was okay, right? Who knows. But you were listening to Cillian talk in his interview. His interview was with Tom Hardy so it was filled with jokes. There was no surprise you were mentioned at one point and soon that point came. 

“So, Cillian, you’ve been married for how long?” you listened closely. 

“3 years soon to be 4″ you heard him laugh “Thought I wasn’t gonna now did you?” he laughed again with Tom. 

“No, I just heard that you and your wife are now co-starts in your tv show Peaky Blinders, you must be excited for this.” Cillian nodded 

“Yeah, I am. we already filmed an episode together and it was fun. And she is an amazing actress. She makes work feel less like work. We’ve wanted to work together since the day we met so it has been over 7 years. We’ve waited a long time. So we are both happy.” he sounded happy with his answer and it made you happy too. 

“It would have been funny and awkward if you were like no i hate it”  Tom joked making everyone laugh. 

“Yeah like. No we actually hate each other. ” they laughed “No, i love her. I’m happy to be able to work with my wife” and the interview was over. While they didn’t see you , you walked away as if you didn’t hear those nice words your husband had said. 

anonymous asked:

So I have one gay friend, two lesbian friends and one bi friend. Another friend might be bi and I feel like I should know what sexuality I am but I'm just *shrugs*. And there is only a few people I've told that I'm questioning my sexuality and about half of them have tried to tell me that I'm invalid or that there's no way I'm anything but straight. Idk.-A 😐😛😕

Okay, love. Tell them to shove their comments up their asses. It doesn’t matter what your sexuality is as long as you’re a good person! Please hear this. You DONT have to label it. You DONT have to tell other people. You especially DONT have to listen to other people’s comments when you know yourself better than they do. Just be yourself. Don’t let anyone pressure you. Love who you want to love. It’s what will end up bringing you the most joy.


Song Shuffle

@larouau12 challenged me to do the 10-song shuffle – put my music on shuffle and thten post the first ten songs that played through. I’ve done this before, but I get a huge kick out of doing this just to see what sort of truly bizarre combinations pop up. So here you go:

Radiohead – True Love Waits
Duke Ellington – Café au lait
Savages – Strife
ABBA – Gimme Gimme Gimme
Mosquitos – So Far Away
Emiliana Torinini – Gollum’s Song
Case/Lang/Veirs – Supermoon
Dave Brubeck Quartet – Take Five
Neko Case – The Pharaohs
Penguin Café Orchestra – Zopf: Giles Farnaby’sDream

Who else wants to do this? I’ll tag a few folks, but seriously – I love seeing what other people are listening to – do this!

@philosopherking1887 @iamhisgloriouspurpose @lunariagold @acebakes @raven-brings-light @anglophilestymie @izhunny @damageditem @hornedchick @msmynx 

1. Hello.
2. I miss you.
3. Can we talk?
4. I hope I’m not annoying you.
5. I want to see you.
6. Please tell me you’re doing fine.
7. I’m worried about you.
8. Let’s listen to our favorite song.
9. Do not let other people bring you down.
10. I hope you’re truly happy.
11. I love you. I really do.

We started from 1 and I felt 11. Sometimes we do 8 with comforting silence. You used to remind me about 9. And I will always be grateful about everything we’ve had. Wherever you are, and whoever you’re with, please always remember 2, and 10.

—  ma.c.a // 4 but 7,3,5 and 6 : An Indirect Message From Me
Hogwarts House Aesthetics

Gryffindor - thunderstorms, dancing in a rain storm, really close flashes of lightning, midnight conversations where you share secrets you never thought you’d share because you know they’ll never tell anyone, confrontation, the uncontrolled feeling of anger where you see red and your blood is hot in your veins, whispering during movies, loud bursts of laughter, voices gradually growing louder and louder in arguments, being a sore loser, adrenaline rushes, taking risks, goofing around, dancing like no one is watching, loud music and loud singing/yelling along, playfully insulting friends, over the top poses for photographs, being unable to keep a poker face, the sparks that fly off of fires, unbuttoned plaid shirts, talking back, everlasting incredibly fierce loyalty and love for their friends, the satisfaction that overrides all exhaustion after exercise, scraped knees, constantly covered in plasters, climbing trees, loud celebrations, giant hugs

Slytherin - tiny hidden tattoos, the cold but refreshing feeling of freezing wind hitting your face, resting bitch face, ripped jeans, being brutally honest with their friends when it’s needed without guilt, hoodies, the determination to prove themselves different to people’s ideas of them, an old teddy bear or knitted gift from their grandma they hide away but treasure, wary of too much affection, having only one or two really close friends and liking it that way, not wanting to share the things that bring them the most happiness because their favourite things belong to them, being able to find loopholes in everything and using it to their advantage, smug smiles when they know they’re right, the satisfaction of knowing someone is wrong and knowing they’re about to prove it, confidence, only ever respecting people if they prove they deserve it no matter how old the person may be, doing things just because people say they can’t, fierce protectors, swimming way underwater and pretending to be a mermaid, constantly cold hands

Ravenclaw - always getting the perfect present because they remember the smallest thing about you, messy smudges of paint on desks and skin, biting lips and tugging hair in concentration, the mixture of exhaustion and relief when they finally perfect their work, the sound of pencil against paper, saying they’re fine when they’re not because other things need to be focused on, always being ready to listen, giving great advice, elegance, the light shining through stained glass windows in churches, travelling to historic places, unfinished notebooks, unable to resist starting that new project even when they said they would take a break, knowing random bits of information that other people may find useless, classical music, listening to film soundtracks to concentrate, crumbling castles half hidden in fog, forgetting simple things but knowing everything about complicated stuff, realising the answer half way through a question and yelling it out, watching people pass by and trying to deduce their life

Hufflepuff - dungarees, flowers tucked into pockets, fairy lights, the feeling of warmth when you’re inside all cuddled up and there’s bad weather outside, blanket forts, decorating the walls with pictures of good memories, birthday cards filled with stick men and scribbles of inside jokes, oversized sweaters, decorating bags with badges, nicknames, not wanting to leave bed, wearing a blanket as a cape, laziness, swing sets and slides, the lovely feeling when a stranger is nice to you, the rush of happiness when you meet someone and just know they’re going to be a good friend, stickers all over their belongings, wind chimes, cottages in the country side, disney fairy tale movies, scented candles, singing christmas songs all year around and planning decorations in September, cheeks hurting from smiling so much, dressing up for halloween every year even if they’re just staying at home, lying on their friends laps, surprise presents even when there’s no occasion, collecting acorns, candy shops

Lance is attractive

Fucking fight me on this Barbara ok hERE WE GO

- being a girl, who talks to girls, I know that girls don’t giggle unless they like it and are more likely to shoot poisonous glares at strangers who flirt with them
- if a girl giggles at a stranger who flirts with them she’s likely interested
- if she’s interested in a stranger it’s probably because he’s good looking

- the fandom had a fucking carnival with this fact okay there is a scene both in season one and in season two where Lance is wearing a facemask so we all know he’s got flawless skin

- he just does
- everyone knows this
- even 80’s Lance dresses the best

- I don’t remember where I heard this, but apparently some social study drew the conclusion that when men wear blue they are generally received as more good looking

- um she knew him for like a day or two
- made some battle plans with him and then suddenly decided smooching him up was the best course of action
- listen man,, people don’t go kissing other strangers just so show their appreciation, she was definitely at least SOMEWHAT attracted to him

- yeah okay this is probably a stylistic thing but um
- I have more than one screenshot of Lance with a small sparkle on his teeth, usually when he smirks
- those things are pearly white and pretty af

- did you see him in the cryo pod
- muscles are portrayed as attractive by your friendly neighborhood Media™

- also portrayed as attractive by your friendly neighborhood Media™

- guys I only fall in love with attractive people, trust me,,


• bonus Keith is also in love with him so I mean how many people falling in love with him does it take for someone to realize that he is a good looking motherfucker

i just want to see and explore things on my own, feel the sun on my skin with closed eyes, think of beach days with sand in my hair, cycle down a hill, let the air blow against my face, go to cozy coffee shops with lots of pillows, journal in the park, hear kids laughing and having the time of their lives, buy new plants and give them names, drink tea on rainy days while listening to vinyl records in my room full of lit candles and fairy lights, take polaroid pictures and hang them up my wall, visit an art museum to observe other people (because they are art), listen to the street musicians, sit in a bus and see the beautiful world. this earth offers so many possibilities and i want to fall in love with all of them.


emeraude talking about how the writers room handles different sexualities (x)

Comfort Zone

Aries comfort zone: A place, a group, a career that they know they’re good at. A place where there is admiration and even a place or person they dominate.

Taurus comfort zone: A predictable place with little conflict. People are steady and familiar, acts are repetitive.

Gemini comfort zone: They don’t have to focus, there isn’t a lot of pressure, friends might be plentiful, and there’s lots of encouragement around.

Cancer comfort zone: A place or people with plenty of security, a place that actually feels comfortable, and lots of sentimental attachments.

Leo comfort zone: Where they can be the big fish in a little pond, there’s stability, they always have resources, and they have the upper hand.

Virgo comfort zone: Plenty of routine and safety. They are the most knowledgeable in an area, knows everyone, and they always know what’s coming.

Libra comfort zone: Little conflict or drama, has strong connections with others, has a good reputation, knows their way around, and feels secure.

Scorpio comfort zone: Has power over environment in some way, no one messes with them, experiences “safe” excitement, and they know everything/no secrets.

Sagittarius comfort zone: Not a lot of pressure or responsibility, little consequence for speaking their mind, a place or person with positive vibes, and there is little criticism.

Capricorn comfort zone: Has control in some way, a lot of reliability and routine, nothing ever changes, people listen to them, and others bend to their way. 

Aquarius comfort zone: They are a main source of info, everyone knows their name, there is at least one or two people that “get” them, and there is a lot of communication (but let’s be real they gave up that “zone” a long time ago).

Pisces comfort zone: Around dependable people, there is a place to escape, lots of comforting energy, and things are familiar in a physical sense.

We all have our comfort zones and at times we all need to step out of them!

i don’t understand why people think deh doesn’t handle mental illness well like the people who say this shit are majorly the people who’ve contrived a plot using the first sentence of the goddamn wikipedia page like. listen to/watch a show before you come after it without knowing jack shit

Dear White People

yes, I’m talking to myself too

I had to block and report a neo-Nazi today. Multiple times. And my friend took it sarcastically because he’s gotten used to hearing stuff like that.

Let me say that again.

He’s gotten used to hearing racism, hatred, and microaggressions.

That is inot okay on any level, but I’m not naive enough to believe racism is “a thing of the past” in this country.

SO! To those of you who want to be Good Friends and Good Allies here’s some things I was reminding myself of:

1. Listen. LISTEN listen Listen to people when they say they’ve been hurt or treated poorly or are uncomfortable. Listen and then ask if there’s any way you can help.

2. Be a good friend: rejoice with each other’s victories and grieve with losses and get righteously angry when people say and do awful hurtful things to others.

3. Don’t talk over people’s experiences, but use what privilege you may have to amplify what needs to be heard, seen, recognized.

4. If you see someone being hateful, a bigot, then shut that crap down. Insults don’t usually work though, heads up. (Side note, every once in a while microaggressions can come from people who have not been taught better. See if you can help them become a better Ally!)

5. Culture is SO important, and when it’s shared it can be a beautiful thing. Keep in mind that every culture is different, there are different social rules. So far my rule of thumb is ask if something is okay and if it’s offensive you apologize and now you know better.

These aren’t rules or anything, it’s what I’m working through because I want to be a better Ally to my friends, neighbors, and the friends and family I haven’t met yet. If I missed anything or you have concerns about the way I worded something, please let me know!

How to be Genuine in Relationships

1. Try to be as natural as you can when you’re with others. Just be “you”. Don’t put on a false self and try to be someone you’re not. Accept your flaws and imperfections – as everyone has them anyway!

2. Listen carefully when others are speaking. Give them your full and undivided attention. And really listen when other people are speaking: don’t just act as if you’re interested in them.

3. If you say or do something that’s inept or stupid, then be the first to laugh at yourself. Also, don’t blame others if you do something wrong – you’ll be much more respected if you say that it was you.

4. Be quick to notice and to show appreciation for other people, and what they do for you. Also, notice their successes and the things that they do well, and praise them openly, so others know as well. (But don’t usually flattery as it sounds insincere.)

5. Be honest (but tactful) when you’re asked for your opinion. That sends the message that you usually speak the truth.

6. Look for ways that you can help other people, as genuine people are sensitive and caring. As a side effect, it will likely boost your mood – and others will be drawn by your inner happiness.