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Dear Dan Howell:

Dear Daniel James Howell, I wish you could see yourself through my eyes. I wish you could see how happy you look compared to back when you saw yourself as “a nobody.” I wish you could see what I see when I look at you in 2009. Full of hidden happiness just waiting to be given to the world.

Most importantly, I wish you could see yourself through my eyes when I think about all you’ve overcome. You’ve said all too many times that you have no potential, or that you’re average. That you’re full of existential fear.

Dear Daniel James Howell, who told you those lies? Who ever looked into your warm, welcoming eyes and convinced you that you’re average with no future?  I guess it doesn’t matter who, really. All that matters is that you understand that you are above average. That existential fear doesn’t define who you are, and it has never stopped you. Look how far you’ve come.

I wish you could see yourself through my tear filled eyes when I feel like I’m useless. When I’m worthless, stupid, annoying and everything in between. When I listen to your words of comfort, or hear that all too wonderful laugh. When just the thought of you alone can make me understand that I am worthwhile. I am beautiful, caring, capable, smart, beautiful and everything in between.

Dear Daniel James Howell, please never forget how far you’ve come, and how much you mean to me. How much you really mean to all of us. Please never forget how many lives you’ve saved, and how many people are here to support you. Please don’t forget that life has a meaning, and you may have yet to see that you’ve found your meaning.

Dear Daniel James Howell, how I truly wish you could see yourself through our eyes. Because I don’t think you’ll ever be able to understand how much you’re loved.


-Dear Phil Lester

When what the fuck ever his name on CNN said “to his (Trump’s) credit, he was not as animated or reactive tonight as we’ve seen him. That is good.”

WHAT??? Hilary stands up there poised, prepared, respectful, knowledgeable, and strong and you want to priase Trump because he didn’t interrupt her as many times as he’s done before? She didn’t interrupt him once! She lead every argument, drove every topic, came out speaking with her facts in line and Trump at every turn inurrups her with “I never said that” or “false” and you wanna praise him like this is American idol cause he improved over last week? How anyone can look at him and say you want him to represent our nation baffles me. No insult to your beliefs, politics, values, or opinions, but how can you look and listen to that man and determine him fit, honorable, mature, and qualified to lead our nation and represent it’s people?

anonymous asked:

danhasagf stuff kinda scares me??? i know i should not be scared by a youtuber possibly having a girlfrend BUT who is that girl that person is stalking?? i feel bad for her. and if her and dan do have a thing going on i feel bad for them. look, i ship phan like no other, but, privacy is important.

yeah i agree it’s pretty shitty whoever pinned it on her but at the same time i can’t like change the mentality of the internet. i would probably look for as much information as i could bc i’m nosy as shit. that being said i wouldn’t contact her or put it up for others, so i guess it’s another one of those information grey areas. the power of the phandom terrifies and amazes me constantly. 

i seriously doubt that girl is with dan, i mean she also tweeted this 4 days after “resting her head on dan’s neck” and we’re not factoring in how many sightings would have been documented by us.

if dan was dating someone, they would have probably been seen by us, they would have also had to do a full stop on social media posting, and be sidelined constantly by the work dan has to do with his channel. i would hate to date dan if we’re being honest. especially if he’s going to make me become completely covert online and a secret to everyone. whoops there it is :)

so at the the end of day,

Honestly I gotta say this: I really hate callout posts.
I know that they’re supposed to help “spread the word” about the bad things someone did with evidence of those things, but half of the time they aren’t even accurate. Sometimes the evidence used in the post is something the person said years ago (people can change you know), or it’s completely faked to make the person look bad. I’ve never seen a callout post that was using fresh evidence that wasn’t faked, or posted by someone that wasn’t already biased.
I can’t even BEGIN to tell you guys how many times people close to me have been targeted by callout posts that were faked, but people believed were actually real. They got sent nasty messages, both on anon and off it, and they often fell into a depressive spiral afterwards because of how it tarnished their reputation. They are minors. MINORS. People wanted to ruin the reputation of a minor online. It makes me so goddamn mad that people will go to these lengths to make others look bad.
And y'all that make and support these posts ain’t saints, either. Like I mentioned before, my friends were messaged disgusting things. Threats, gore, and slurs were just a few of the messages. Why the hell would you ever think it’s okay to message that to someone?
“Oh they’re a bad person this post says so-” Sending threats/triggering images/slurs makes you a bad person.
At this point, I don’t even fucking care who the callout post is about. I’m not going to ever interact with it, because I’ve lost my trust in these kinds of posts and callout culture as a whole.
And I know someone’s gonna accuse me of supporting the people that get called out that actually do bad things. I don’t support those people. I just despise callout culture and hope it will stop.

it actually pains me every time calum denies being a heartthrob when everyone else says he is or how he said he doesnt really like when michael says stuff like ‘who wants to kiss calum’ at their shows bc it makes him insecure or when he makes downright shocked faces when he’s called attractive/good looking like i truly dont think he knows just how amazing he looks or how many people love him like???? hes the cutest??? but also the hottest??? and hes so sweet? and he writes arguably some of the best songs ever?????? i love him and my heart hurts whenever he thinks otherwise

The Big Seven Headcanons: Draco Malfoy
  • Draco Malfoy never hated Muggle-borns. He always felt like dirt whenever he insulted them.
  • Draco may not have been hit and punched, but he was verbally abused and sometimes that does worse things to people.
  • Draco Malfoy did not know how to make friends because his friendships were always made for him. That’s why he acted like such a prick on his first encounter with Harry. That was how he acted with the people that he wanted to like him.
  • At one point, Molly Weasley accidentally bumped into him whilst buying some of Lockhart’s books. Expecting a round of insults and disrespect, she was shocked when Draco picked up the books that fell and said a muttered, “I’m sorry, Mrs. Weasley. I wasn’t looking,” before quickly leaving.
  • Draco was a jerk to many people at many times, but you can bet your bottom dollars that he was once late for class because he comforted a student a year younger than him because she was scared, and she needed someone. Draco decided that that “someone” was him.
  • That’s the story of how Astoria Greengrass fell in love with Draco Malfoy.
  • First years came to him when they needed help with their homework. It was tiring at first, but Draco soon liked the idea of being a tutor.
  • Snape visited Draco when he was a kid once, and he asked the man for advise. Snape looked at him, and said, “never let what people say define who you are.” And that’s why he always looked up to him.
  • Draco genuinely hated the prejudice between houses, and would often tell first years to never listen to anyone.
  • Draco Malfoy never loved Draco Malfoy because, at an early age, he decided that there was nothing to love anyway.
  • He wanted to be a Death Eater for one reason and one reason alone: he wanted to make his parents proud.
  • He failed.
  • He was a major sweet-tooth.
  • He never, ever called Luna, Looney.
  • Sometimes, when he was walking alone in the corridors because Crabbe and Goyle had decided to skip, he would pass by Luna, and they would have short chats about whichever mystical beast she thought of.
  • This started when Luna, as a shy first year, went up to some Gryffindors and wanted to be their friends. They laughed and teased her, and it was all-too-familiar for Draco’s liking.
  • Besides, Luna didn’t seem to hate Slytherins as much as other Ravenclaws did, anyway.
  • The reason why Draco was not on her ceiling was because he was in her drawer, safely hidden and kept because she knew that their friendship was secret, but that didn’t mean it wasn’t true.
  • A black dog once comforted him while he was crying.
  • He’s been very fond of dogs ever since.
  • Draco was depressed for a long time in his life. He often cried himself to sleep when he thought no one heard.
  • The Dementors took such a toll on him that he was sent to the Madam Pomfrey twice because he had a breakdown.
  • Remus actually attempted to teach him how to conjure a Patronus.
  • He didn’t have any memories that were happy enough to perform the spell.
  • He didn’t care if Remus was a werewolf, actually. He gained a fair amount of respect for the man.
  • Draco Malfoy hid behind smirks, sly remarks and insults because he decided that it’s the only place where people like him were allowed to be.
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So this is really my top gripe about anime at the moment, so succinctly summed up by an episode in the show Shirobako. So many times you will see a decent character “moe-ified”, that is, given a heavily amplified kawaii/tsundere/kuudere/nadeshiko/whatever type of personality, and then given awkward proportions in order to fanservice the audience. Cuteness and male-gazeworthy proportions trump everything else. Do the folks in that industry not realize just how derivative it all is when female characters in every show start looking the same?

Last year world famous director Hayao Miyazaki gave an interview in which he said that the anime industry was declining in quality due to it being full of otaku who didn’t observe real people. He also said that the content creators entrenched themselves in the tropes they were used to instead of observing real people. I happen to agree with him. It’s becoming more and more amplified as the characters get less and less relatable. Everyone seems like a carbon copy of each other. And women are represented worse than ever in a lot of these shows, which is highly disappointing. In a lot of ways, with a few exceptions like Fullmetal Alchemist, women in 90s anime were treated far better than their contemporary counterparts. They were far more realistic. Watch an anime like Blue Seed and then compare it to any anime that’s on air today and the difference is noticable.

A new concern of mine that I’m noticing is starting to creep into modern anime more and more is production teams re-interpreting characters and relationships from the original work and showing favoratism in certain areas while bashing others. For example, I just finished watching The Devil is a Part-Timer and I found the Emilia character really interesting. When I did some research into the series, I discovered that the anime director of the series liked another moe female character named Chiho more, so he played Chiho up in the anime and put down Emilia by purposly exaggerated Emilia’s negative qualities. Chiho was featured prominantly throughout the show and was pretty much exclusively featured in the ending credits. I didn’t mind Chiho as a character but I wasn’t intrigued at all by her like I was with Emilia. The director cranked Emilia’s tsundere-ness up to 11 in order to make her less appealing, and although Emilia a main character in the light novels, she was more or less demoted down to an extra in the anime. If you read the translated light novels of The Devil is a Part-Timer, it becomes apparent that Emilia is a lot more subdued and far more likable. She’s still a tsundere but she’s not her anime counterpart. It’s stuff like this that annoys me. When character bias creeps in the story loses. And I’m seeing it a lot more than I used to in anime, which is so disappointing because it means you’re not getting a good adaptation of the source material. I’m not saying that anime has to be 100% true to the source material but I am asking that today’s content creators try to keep their personal biases out of the story. It hurts the message when it becomes super apparent that the storytellers don’t like certain characters or a certain pairings.

I love anime, but lately I have found myself becoming increasingly frustrated with it. After awhile I get bored seeing the exact same tropes played out again and again ad nauseum across the different genres. They need to shake it up and stop pandering to the lowest common denominator. This is what makes series like Attack on Titan and Fullmetal Alchemist so captivating; in the anime world they’re very unique and the characters are far more multidminensional and realistic.

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Jon said, “Winterfell belongs to my sister Sansa.”

“I have heard all I need to hear of Lady Lannister and her claim.” The king set the cup aside. “You could bring the north to me. Your father’s bannermen would rally to the son of Eddard Stark. … Take a knee and swear that bastard sword to me, and rise as Jon Stark, Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North.

How many times will he make me say it? “My sword is sworn to the Night’s Watch.”

Stannis looked disgusted. “Your father was a stubborn man as well. Honor, he called it. Well, honor has its costs, as Lord Eddard learned to sorrow.” (A Dance with Dragons)

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“When you said you were going to Tokyo,” Haruka finally broke the silence, and Makoto was happy to find he had been wrong about the power of the human voice. “I was confused… I just thought we’d stay together after graduation. No other alternative was a possibility. Then in Australia, I realized why the thought of you leaving terrified me.” Makoto closed his eyes and pulled in closer to Haruka. “And where did all that stuff about smothering come from? You never smothered me. Sometimes, I stayed in the bath too long… because I knew you’d come and pull me out.” [x]

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ʏᴏᴜ ʙᴇᴛᴛᴇʀ ʙᴇ ʀᴇᴀᴅʏ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜsᴇ ᴘʀᴇᴅᴇʙᴜᴛ ᴄʜᴀɴ ᴡɪʟʟ ɴᴏᴡ ʙᴇ ᴍᴏᴏɴᴡᴀʟᴋɪɴɢ ɪɴ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴅᴀsʜ!

I am so goddamn happy ????? honestly that bubble of sadness inside of me that grew bigger and bigger ever since zayn left just burst into a huge fireworks of happiness ????? he looks sO beautiful and full of joy and peace and contentment and with his mom by his side like that, giving him all the comfort he needs, in a suit and smiling and the hair is gone together with all the negative energy inside of him and HOW MANY TIMES I’VE SAID THIS IDC IF ZAYN’S HAPPY I’M HAPPY GOD THANK YOU

Tamlin: High Lord of the Spring Court vs. Rhysand: High Lord of the Night Court~Round 1

Tamlin: *Trying to Compliment Feyre*

“You…look better than before.”

Was that a compliment? I could have sworn  Lucien gave Tamlin an encouraging nod. 

 And your hair isclean.”

Originally posted by hatelovinghazza

Meanwhile, In A Court of Mist and Fury…

Rhysand: *Nearly Twenty-Four Seven*

“Someone thinks mighty highly of herself.”

“Why shouldn’t I? You seem to have difficulty not staring at me day and night.”

There it was—a kernel of truth and a question.

“Am I supposed to deny,” he drawled, but something sparked in those eyes, “that I find you attractive?”

“You’ve never said it.”

“I’ve told you many times, and quite frequently, how attractive I find you.”

I shrugged, even as I thought of all those times—when I’d dismissed them as teasing compliments, nothing more. “Well, maybe you should do a better job of it.”

The gleam in his eyes turned into something predatory. A thrill went through me as he braced his powerful arms on the table and purred, “Is that a challenge, Feyre?

Originally posted by aazhk

Yesterday, the FBI opened an inquiry into the brutal and outrageous murders of Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, Deah Shaddy Barakat, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In addition to the ongoing investigation by local authorities, the FBI is taking steps to determine whether federal laws were violated. No one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship. Michelle and I offer our condolences to the victims’ loved ones. As we saw with the overwhelming presence at the funeral of these young Americans, we are all one American family. Whenever anyone is taken from us before their time, we remember how they lived their lives—and the words of one of the victims should inspire the way we live ours.

‘Growing up in America has been such a blessing,’ Yusor said recently. 'It doesn’t matter where you come from. There’s so many different people from so many different places, of different backgrounds and religions—but here, we’re all one.’

—  President Obama

Psalm 34:18
‘The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.’
I have seen, many times, the Lord’s love sustaining those going through great difficulties, in remarkable ways: ‘The righteous may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers them from them all’ (Psalm 34:19). I would rather it said that the righteous ‘won’t’ have many troubles, but it does say ‘may’ have many troubles. I think if we didn’t go through the difficult times then we wouldn’t know that God is a deliverer and that we can trust him in those times.
Look back at what God has already brought you through and delivered you from. Don’t look at how far you have to go. Look at how far you’ve come. So smile today knowing the God who has been faithful in the past will prove to be faithful yet again.

the signs as jaden smith tweets
  • aries:“Shia Labeouf Is Life.”
  • taurus:“Just Stare In The Mirror And Cry And You’ll Be Good. 👍”
  • gemini:“When The First Animal Went Extinct That Should’ve Bin A Sign.”
  • cancer:“The More Time You Spend Awake The More Time You Spend Asleep.”
  • leo:“The Sky Is Purple”
  • virgo:“Yeah Yeah, But How Many Pull Ups Can You Do.”
  • libra:“When She’s So Fine That You See A Picture And Immediately Start Doing Push Up.”
  • scorpio:“A Little Girl Just Asked Me If I Was Willow Smith I Humbly Said Yes And Took A Selfie.”
  • sagittarius:“You Can Discover Everything You Need To Know About Everything By Looking At Your Hands”
  • capricorn:“Currently Going Through Customs Even Though I Was Born On This Planet.”
  • aquarius:“I Don’t Smell Good, But I Don’t Smell Bad You Feel Me.”
  • pisces:“I Just Scrolled Through My Tweets And “I” Started Laughing.”
Things that the Tumblr Witchcraft community really need to get through their heads...

1) Leave each other alone. This bullshit about “witch wars” and sending messages on anon telling someone you are going to curse them is childish and makes all of us look bad. Do you even think about how non-magick people think of us? Because while what others think might not effect you much, there are new witches and witches who have to hide their practice who are put in danger by the way people think of us. Don’t give them more ammunition.

2) Smudging, Smoke Cleansing, this is an argument we’ve had about ten times too many. I have personally seen posts from practitioners of non-Native American religions who have said that their religion also calls it Smudging and has called it that for generations. They didn’t take it from Native Americans, they just happen to share a common practice. Unless you know the facts, please just leave it alone.

3) Christian shaming, Satanist shaming and Wiccan shaming. It needs to stop now. We already have non-magick people harassing us around ever corner, we really don’t need to be judging each other based on religion. Christian, Wiccan, Pagan, Jewish, Muslim, Satanist or any other faith, religion is between the practitioner and their God/Goddess/Gods and it’s none of your business no matter what you’ve heard or what someone’s grandmother’s cousin said. It is none of your business. Also, witches can be atheist or agnostic too. Witchcraft is a practice, not a religion. Write it down. Repeat it to yourself. Say it when you go to sleep at night. You need to remember that fact.

4) Witches can be male. Witches can be trans. Witches can be gay. Witchcraft has nothing to do with gender or sexuality. I really didn’t think I would have to outline this but there it is. And they can call themselves whatever they want too, because guess what? None of your business. If a male wants to call himself a witch, that’s fine. If he wants to call himself a warlock, that’s fine. Yes I know warlock has been used to mean “evil witch” but that doesn’t make it any of your business. That information is on Google. You are not responsible for telling them or policing their terms.

5) Cursing. Who. Fucking. Cares? If someone curses, cool. If they don’t curse and feel it’s against their religion, also cool. It is not your responsibility to teach them about the threefold law, and it’s not your responsibility to teach them why you think the threefold law is bull. “Different blokes have different strokes” or whatever the saying is. None of your business.

How can we sum this up? Start acting like civilized adults instead of spoiled children, because the toxicity of the Tumblr Witchcraft community has driven many knowledgeable practitioners away and who is going to loose out because of that? The rest of us who won’t be able to learn from them.

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Please don’t overlook this scene.

It goes to show how frickn smart CeCe is and HOW she became so smart - she taught herself everything because she wasn’t allowed to go to school! Look how many books she’s gone through!

Please don’t over look this scene. If you didn’t like the finale, re-watch it and I promise you - you will pick up on more stuff that you missed the first time.
I just re-watched it and my mind is blown on the second watch, on the first watch I was like “wtf is this shit”. But I really like it now! Everything CeCe said made sense. All the events she spoke about make perfect sense.

Again - this scene is important! It shows off the birth of the intelligence of A!

Dear Phil Lester:

Dear Philip Michael Lester, I wish you could see yourself through my eyes. I wish you could see how brightly your face illuminates with life and joy when you smile. I wish you could see what I see when I look at you in 2009. Full of potential, love, and compassion. 

Most importantly, I wish you could see yourself through my eyes when I think about how meaningful you are. Your kind voice has said all too many times that you’re useless. That you don’t matter. 

Dear Philip Michael Lester, who told you those lies? Who ever looked into your vibrant, loving eyes and convinced you that you weren’t good enough? I guess it doesn’t matter who, really. All that matters is that you understand that you are worth something. That you are useful, helpful, loving, caring, capable, smart, handsome, beautiful and everything in between.

I wish you could see yourself through my tear filled eyes when I feel like I’m useless. When I’m worthless, stupid, annoying and everything in between. When I listen to your words of encouragement, or hear that all too wonderful laugh. When just the thought of you alone can make me understand that I am worthwhile. I am beautiful, caring, capable, smart, beautiful and everything in between.

Dear Philip Michael Lester, please never forget how much you really mean to me. How much you really mean to all of us. Please never forget how many lives you’ve saved, and how many people love you.

Dear Philip Michael Lester, how I truly wish you could see yourself through our eyes. Because I don’t think you’ll ever be able to understand how much you’re loved.

Explanation Time

So, the writers of OUAT said that they usually sit down with their actors/actresses before a scene, just to go over what they should do and how it should look. 

Well that’s interesting because I really want to know what, exactly, they were aiming for with this look and this line:

And how about this look from Regina:

What about this one from both women:

Come on, writers, did you talk about this look: 

So many questions here:

Talk about shifty eyes:

I mean, really now:

Want to start explaining guys?