literate youth

if you’re stressed about your grades/future: “you are young and you will take your damn time.”

A few days ago I had an emotional breakdown about my future (surprise lol.) It’s not as though this doesn’t happen daily, but it’s dawned on me that I couldn’t even discern my true desires from what my lack of self confidence was trying to feed me.

I allowed self-deprecation to get the best of me, and it turned an erroneous decision into one that seemed the most “right for my situation.” I had a plan. But I was not confident nor happy with that plan, so I fell apart. 

Parked in front of my dad’s house, I voiced the concern that–although I thought was a result of flakiness–actually stemmed from an acute source of insecurity. 

My dad then turned around and told me something that I’m positive will stay with me forever. 

“Don’t you dare feel like you have limited options based on your past mistakes. You are not limited and you will never BE limited. Don’t rule any opportunity out right now. You’re not running out of options, you just haven’t found all of them yet. You have so much power left.

I asked him what power a teen/young adult could have, and he looked at me with so much conviction and said, “Youth. You have youth, and youth itself holds so much power. You’re only 17. I wish I were 17. I wish I had that much more left in me, but I don’t. You are 17, you are young, and you will take your damn time.” 

I initially interpreted this as a projection of his own regret. But now, I interpret it as empowerment. I think about it whenever I feel completely overwhelmed by all that I have left to do. Why should I consider quitting now? I’m only 17. Many of you are also of high school, college, or graduate school age, and we have such a long way to go. We’re only so young, and compared to our parents–people who have so many decades of experience under their belt–we don’t know the half of what life has to offer us. And that’s ok, because we have so much left to experience. 

In college, I want to explore different courses. I want to find something that’s right for me, but in order to do so, I need breadth of experience rooted in thoughtful discussion and exposure to a range of things. Although I love art, I want to obtain a liberal arts education as well. And finally having said this, I realized that whatever I thought was “right” was only only a thinly veiled attempt to evade my insecurities.

Records don’t matter. Grades are trifling in the grand scheme of things. My future job is only a portion of what will comprise the best days of my life. Bad teachers, vague assignments, tough environments–I can trudge through the difficulties and I will prosper, because that’s what I can do as someone with youth on my side. This isn’t to say that someone who is older doesn’t have the same privilege. My dad wants to continue to program, and all the more power to him!

But that only exemplifies how much time we have as people who are so young. We have a leg up, and I’m certain that we need to utilize the extra time, stamina, opportunity, and youth that we have to make decisions based on our own situations–not on what other people expect of us, and certainly not according to what our stress and anxiety wants us to believe. 

(The last bit is incredibly difficult, I know. But it’s a process!) 

This isn’t to say that I’m not going to worry and stress. I will! Hell, I’m stressed right now just writing this. But I’m improving. 

Ironically, this studyblr doesn’t thrive in standardized education. This studyblr struggles not with content, but with structure. This studyblr is really nervous about the coming year. But even then, I still have so many choices that it’d be insulting of me to become my only limitation. Obstacles are not impenetrable–not when I have so much power on my side. 

in light of this tumblr “safe” mode, i want to talk about my own experience with this website. im almost 19 now and i joined tumblr when i was 14. here are some details of how tumblr was a part of my journey as a lesbian:

  • i literally discovered that im gay from tumblr. it’s a kinda cheesy story but i was 14 and on tumblr on a sideblog of someone i followed that was dedicated to pictures for her future wife. i was 50 pages into looking at lesbian wedding photos when i realized that straight people don’t Do That
  • the first person i came out to was via tumblr. i told my best friend at the time who i met on here through the “fan mail” we had then and i was sobbing typing out the message. receiving her support and having someone outside of my town to talk to about it (who was also struggling with her sexuality) meant the world to me 
  • i first learned about lgbt history and activism through tumblr. it’s the reason i became interested and invested in social justice and obviously this education continued way beyond tumblr but it gave me my start coming from a school that, like many other high schools, erased the existence of gay people in its curriculum.
  • it introduced me to almost ALL of the gay content that i consumed. the tv shows, movies, books, singers, webcomics, etc that’s had gay representation that’s helped me come to terms with my sexuality over the years, I almost solely found through tumblr. 
  • most importantly, it gave me gay friends. im from a conservative town in florida and before my first year at college this year, i had no means of making gay friends or really any friends at all (because i was hated as an out lesbian in my town) in person. I’ve made so many gay friends on here who were INSTRUMENTAL in me accepting myself and still are so important to me to this day

im 18 now but all of the things listed above happened when i was ages 14-17. i know that this website is awful at times but for gay youth who are completely isolated from any sort of lgbt community, it can be really REALLY important. @staff you’re not protecting anybody, you’re literally harming gay youth and you need to fix this shit now.  

  • What I say: I'm fine
  • What I mean: I can't believe NCT 127 really came through like that. They've literally given me eternal youth?¿ They are a force to be reckoned with and I lie awake in the middle of the night just thinking about how far they've come. Firstly my boy Winwin is making some waves with his dance moves, my other boi Haechan really isn't playing with them visual™ and skin tone of a thousand suns vibes. If you really must know, my other boy, Yuta really came through with them guns. Like did you see his biceps? they fucking squeezed tears out of me eyes and let's not start with Johnny and his "if you're happy and you know it clap your hands," because I'm ready to sell my goddamn soul i
Living With The Outlaws Would Include...

A/N ~ I really liked this… maybe I should do a part two?

  • Okay bro
  • You do realize who these guys are???
  • You should already know the disasters that are about to go downnn
  • You guys have fire extinguishers everywhere in the apartment
  • It’s either for Roy’s cooking, Roy’s failed creations, Roy baking, Roy using the bathroom you get the gist
  • The dishes would pile up cause no one wants to do them
  • “It’s your turn to wash them Jason!”
  • “You lazy piece of shit I did them yesterday!”
  • The only ones who don’t cause (much) disaster is you and Kori
  • When the boys start doing crazy crap you both going on a shopping spree or go get icecream cause you both are not gonna deal with that
  • Jason blasting music in the morning
  • He doesn’t even clean but he still turns on the vacuum cleaner to annoy the fuck out all of you
  • Having to constantly help patch up Roy and Jason
  • Waking up in the middle of the night and almost having a heart attack because Kori is up too but you only were able to see her glowing eyes which still freaks you out
  • You and Kori try to keep the apartment clean and cute but the boys somehow always manage to break things and make a mess in a matter of seconds
  • Jason doesn’t even use the door, he always uses the window, does he have something against doors???
  • You know how girls find bobby pins almost everywhere? In the most unusual places?
  • Well you can find bullets and arrows in the most unusual places
  • If you can’t find your jacket you can use Jason’s leather jacket cause he has a bunch and he leave them around everywhere geeez they smell good
  • On that note you guys have to buy a lot of brushes since Kori always manages to break them
  • Kori on so many occasions has brought in stray animals
  • It’s not that you hate animals it’s just you got two of your own animals named Jason and Roy and you can’t even deal with them
  • One time Roy tried to make you and Kori bath bombs
  • “Yeah I really love bath bombs, they really refresh me.”
  • “I have used the bombs for baths before, they are delightful!”
  • Well Roy clearly doesn’t know what a bath bomb is
  • And that’s how you guys blew up the bathroom
  • You and Jason have a secret place in the apartment where you hide books
  • You both don’t trust people with paperback books because they are yalls babies and they can’t be harmed, you are proud parents
  • You guys had a goldfish once
  • Kori named it Glub
  • Roy and Jason decided it would be cool to play with the fish
  • Any whoo that was the end of Glub
  • Besides all the disasters you love them
  • They are your family and they would literally die for you
  • The boys are over protective and are the reason you are single
  • Kori is like your sister and she’s the best person to talk to when you need to let out pent up emotions
  • Jason loves spending time with you, you’re one of the few people he opens up to and you help him through his break downs and he can’t be more grateful to have you
  • Roy might be a sassy motherfucker who thinks he got everything handled but he can be a big softy who needs babying
  • Being with the outlaws is something you wouldn’t change for the world, sure you guys fight but at the end you guys love each other
Lights, Camera, Action! (M)

word count: 4.7k

genre: smut; movie star AU + actor!hoseok

pairing: reader/hoseok

summary: you were just a small town actress who’d been picked up for a big movie starring you and award winning actor shin hoseok. turns out, there’s quite a steamy scene that you two must take part in and you’re more than nervous about it. luckily, hoseok is a professional and he isn’t afraid to help you out.

dedicated to: my valentine, @wonholypeach​ who isn’t feeling well after her surgery and needed a pick-me-up. enjoy and please get well soon love!  ♡

a/n: just a disclaimer i did minimal research on actual movie sex scenes & have very limited knowledge on this so this is definitely not realistic.


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Dan and Troye have so much in common

Dan has to really relate to Troye’s lyrics. 

They both fell in love with an another youtuber and skyped with him until 3 am - Cause you know that I can’t trust myself with my 3AM shadow.

They both had a very serious relationship when they were young. Like Dan’s youth literally is Phil’s  - My youth, my youth is yours/a truth so loud you can’t ignore. 

Their relationships started with a long distance - Cause there’s still too long to the weekend/too long till I drown in your hands/too long since I’ve been a fool.

They keep/kept their relationship under radar -  We’re not a commercial for anyone else.

 “I’m really curious about Troye’s new music”- Dan Howell 2k17

anonymous asked:

I dont understand how you say Sakura is the strongest kunoichi by now. She isn't beating Tsunade considering she has better stamina, life force, experience and strength (coupled with CES) and she neither holds a candle against Konan, Mei or Kurotsuchi (Boruto the Movie) for that said matter.

It really is rather simple.

You seem to be of the false perception that having better stamina/life force is crucial to being a better fighter, but it’s not. Naruto apparently has much better stamina than Sasuke, yet Sasuke is his equal combat wise. This point is further degraded when you remember that Sakura was actually stated to have rather good stamina levels by Kakashi:

So it’s not as if Tsunade’s stamina levels are leagues beyond Sakura’s. Furthermore, the former’s Senju vitality doesn’t augment her actual prowess during combat at all. When she’s in a situation where she’d need to rely on that trait, the battle would already long be over.

Additionally, the other points you made are just wrong.

1) Tsunade’s better experience would be null and void by the time of the Boruto movie.

2) Sakura’s strength surpassed Tsunade’s, as Hashirama will tell you.

3) Konan is dead, so I don’t know why you’re even mentioning her.

4) Neither Mei nor Kurotsuchi demonstrated anything that would indicate that they’re above Sakura combat wise. Being a Kage isn’t sufficient evidence.

So let me make things perfectly clear.

  • We’re told that Tsunade was the strongest Kunoichi in the world during her prime:
  • We’re shown that Team 7 eventually became the next generation of Sannin, essentially taking the place of their masters:
  • It was also foreshadowed by Kakashi that Sakura would surpass her master:
  • It was indicated by Hashirama that Sakura’s raw power was above that of Tsunade’s, and I’d say that the “God of Shinobi” himself of all people would know what he’s talking about:
  • And it was further implied by Sakura herself that she had a more efficient use of the Seal due to not using any of it in order to maintain a youthful appearance:

Therefore, literally everything pointed to Sakura at the very least being on her way to becoming the strongest Kunoichi in the world. Meaning that by the Boruto movie, she had definitely reached that point. Putting two and two together in this context isn’t difficult. It was just part of the running theme of Team 7 surpassing their masters (just as Naruto and Sasuke had surpassed Jiraiya and Orochimaru respectively).

Hwang Minhyun thoughts

Originally posted by kimsjaehwan

Okay, so I am actually just going to go straight to the point because when I saw the news, I was actually disappointed and a little angered by it. Unfortunately, this might seem to be a biased point of view, considering that my ultimate bias in Wanna One is Hwang Minhyun, but I’ll try my best to make this as balanced as possible. 

As you guys might have already noticed, despite the love that Minhyun has been getting from Produce 101 Season 2 and Wanna One for his sharp musical sense, talent, visuals and especially his personality, he is also getting the same amount (if not more) of hate from what we call “akgae fans”. In other words (I had to google the definition oops), these are known as the fans who support ONE member of the group without caring for the rest and in my opinion, Minhyun has been getting the most number of these fans for a very very simple reason and that is because he is from Nu’est. 

On the recent episode of Happy Together 3, he had opened up about how he truly felt towards the Nu’est members and how he felt sorry for them because of the fact that he had debuted alone. It was clear that he missed them too and think about it, these were his “brothers” for 6 solid years and more. He has never dated (officially) and never had a part time job because his youth was literally spent with Nu’est despite all the hurdles and obstacles that they had to overcome to get to where they are today. Indeed, this already shows how deep their friendship goes and besides, he was not given a choice whether he wanted to talk about them or not because the hosts had asked him about Nu’est and also the time when Minhyun experienced an emotional breakdown. He was being honest and even we saw it with our own eyes. Why is he getting all this hate then, just for expressing his true feelings? 

Secondly, “akgae” fans also went absolutely crazy with the fact that Minhyun had logged onto the Nu’est fancafe, possibly to write a thank you note for all the fans that have supported him in both Wanna One, Nu’est and even throughout the course of Produce 101. He did, only to get shot down by fans for not being “loyal to Wanna One”. At this point, I don’t really have much of a comment because I was in too much disbelief at that point to see how they viewed him. 

If he was not loyal to Wanna One, why would he even bother taking care of them? As the Wanna One members have agreed (with Daehwi’s input), the first thing that came to their minds when Minhyun was unsure of what to say for his role in Wanna One was “Appa” or also known as “Father” or “Dad”. This might not seem like much but it’s already clear that he truly cares for his members, even going to the extent of cleaning up the dorm for them (partially because of his own love for cleanliness) and just being a proud parent, in general, to cheer on the younger ones of Wanna One. Furthermore, in his fancafe message, he even called himself “Nu’est’s and Wanna One’s Minhyun”. Doesn’t that already say enough?? 

Thank you for reading through another one of my long posts on my personal thoughts once again and if you guys have any questions or would like to start up a friendly discussion, feel free to drop me a message or even an ask in my ask box! I’m open to your views as well and hopefully, I will get to know some of you guys better as well! 

Seriously though, he doesn’t deserve the hate and he’s a wonderful human being, inside and out. In fact, I’m surprised that some still cannot see that smh.

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youths will literally bully you for anything. my housemate went to the shops to buy milk, then went to mcdonald’s and a bunch of kids started yelling “milk boy” at him

honestly this site acts like it’s so accepting of autistic people but how often do you see people making fun of autistic children for behavior they deem “cringy” or not “socially acceptable”? how many autistic children like sammyclassicsonicfan do you see being outright LAUGHED at for their autistic behavior? how often do you see it being normalized to actually literally bully autistic youths? if you say you’re accepting of autistics be sure you mean it- you can’t cherry pick what autistic behaviors you accept. either accept us wholly or don’t pretend to at all.