anonymous asked:

I know you dont care but the blogs that talk about you are so childish and embarrassing. These are grown women. Old enough to be wives and mothers. And they sit behind their computers talking shit over opinions about a boyband. It's just sad.

i do want to be very careful to point out that their ages/marital status etc have nothing to do with them being shitty people online. ultimately people who behave in shitty ways towards other people will do that whether they’re 15, 30, 45, 60, or 85. 

because you’re right, grown adults in general should know better than to act like they’re still in high school. this isn’t mean girls. being regina george isn’t a good thing.

i appreciate your support and i thank you for it but i just want to make sure that none of us (even inadvertently) perpetuate any kind of ageist attitudes. there’s already such a huge stigma in fandom and in the media/in society towards women (particularly mothers) who continue to engage with fandoms beyond ~a certain ‘acceptable’ age~ and it really frustrates me because men are never held to the same standards, mocked or shamed for still liking certain bands, or shows, books (or comic books), or movies past ‘a certain age’.

some of the best people i’ve met in this fandom have children and/or are married and i feel privileged both to know them and to get to hear their opinions on fandom goings on (just like there are some incredibly bright teenagers in this fandom and some people in their 20s and 30s who have so many clever insights or thoughts to contribute).

Empty yourself of everything. Let the mind become still. The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return. They grow and flourish and then return to the Source. Returning to the Source is stillness, which is the way of Nature.

Tao Te Ching, Verse 16

(Source: Tao & Zen Facebook Page)


All of the gowns donned by the European Royal Ladies at the joint 80th birthday dinner for King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway (May 9th, 2017)


February 16, 2017 || New photos of the Norwegian Royal Family have been released on the occasion of King Harald’s 80th birthday on 21 February.


Princess Madeleine desperately attempts to get daughter, Princess Leonore, to return to her chair as an amused Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark look on while attending the christening of Prince Oscar on May 27th, 2016.


Mambers of the European Royal Families appeared on the balcony of the Norwegian Royal Palace to celebrate the 80th birthday of King Harlad V and Queen Sonja of Norway. | May 9th, 2017


All of the gowns worn by the European Royal Ladies to the Norwegian Government’s Dinner in celebration of King Harald V & Queen Sonja’s joint 80th birthday (May 10th, 2017)

gowns worn to the banquet dinner (+tiaras)