marked my childhood

I always judge Disney channel for how they dress their girl characters in weirdly colored and mismatched layers but then I’ll find a pic of me from grade school in a long sleeve blue shirt with a hot pink spaghetti strap over it, a guitar pic necklace, a skull  and crossbones wristband, a sparkly sweatshirt string for a headband, and a flowy black skirt, with my friends dressed equally as me, and I’m forced to come to terms with the fact I’m probably not allowed to judge

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Marks and Rec: Misc #380

(Captain Brofist, he’s our hero! :D I picked out the planeteers from the characters in Legend of the Brofist. Seemed appropriate, haha.) (Dialogue from Captain Planet.)

i love huang renjun with all my heart n i hope he’s always happy

Birdie and little Bear, the tallest hobbits in the Shire, finally made the trek to Mt. Doom…😂😍
One more check mark on my childhood dream to go everywhere on earth. 💚🌏💙

This was how we spent our St. Patrick’s Day weekend…emerald lakes, crisp air, and a crazy night out at a couple incredible pubs. We spread our Irish spirit far and wide…even though we are not actually Irish…we just grew up in Chicago. lol

My knee is a wreck but this was completely worth it. We had such an incredible time. Now onto Australia where I get to see my bestest friend from college and do more damage to my knee. lol

Mark...You helped make my childhood dream come true

I have a story for you Mark and it would mean a lot if you could read it. It probably won’t make it to you, and I get that. But if it somehow, miraculously, gets to you, and you decide to use your time to read this too long of a story, my heart will swell because I would be able to properly thank you. I need to get this out wether anyone reads this or not. So here goes.

I have played soccer my entire life, ever since I knew how to tie my shoes, and I love the sport too much. I am the happiest I have ever been when I am either 1. Watching Mark’s videos or 2. On the field playing the beautiful game. Imagine Mark’s (your) love for space, but just replaced with soccer and that’s me. I am a senior in high school, which means I am getting ready to start my adult life somewhere away from home. While I was in the midst of looking at my choices of schools, I was having a very rough time with my decision. I wasn’t even thinking about playing soccer in college. In my mind, it was never going to be a possibility. That’s where I was wrong. My mom, the most supportive women in the realms of space, was showing me dates of ID camps at some of the colleges I applied to, which is a one day dealio where you go and play for the coaches so you can be introduced to them and maybe get the chance of being recruited. I had no confidence, as I’m this non-extravagent girl from a very small town, and I thought there was no way I would match up to the other players there. There was a camp going on at my #1 choice school. My mom really pushed me to go to it, which, unfortunately, didn’t go so well. I came in with no confidence, which makes you play terribly, and the coaches didn’t acknowledge me the entire camp. I felt terrible after that day; really defeated and set in my place as not a college athlete. A few weeks later, my angel of a mother showed me another ID camp at different school I had applied to. Though I didn’t tell her, I was NOT willing to go AT ALL. I didn’t want to embarrass myself again. But of course, you stepped in just at the right time, per usual. In one of your videos, which I can’t find for the life of me, you told me not to give up. You said I have to believe in myself. You told me that things aren’t going to be easy and things aren’t going to be given to you. Whatever it was you said exactly REALLY stuck with me. It fired me up inside and made me realize that soccer is who I am and I’m not ready to give it up. So I went to the camp at Whittier College, put my boots on with confidence and played my heart out. The camp couldn’t have gone better. The coach really like me, and she told me should would let me know within the next couple of days wether I would have spot on the team or not. The days of waiting crawled by, but when my phone finally rang, I answered. The coach had decided to give me a spot on their team! I was going to be a college athlete! I have worked for this for a long long time. As soon as I hung up the phone, I truly realized how bad I wanted it and needed it. I love the sport, and I couldn’t just give it up because the road to get there was bumpy and unpredictable. 

If it wasn’t for you, I would not be this excited about my future. If it wasn’t for your daily inspiration, my childhood dream wouldn’t have come true. So thank you. Thank you so much. I can’t fully repay you nor truly express to you how much this means to me, but either way, thank you for pushing me to never give up and to always be my best self. 

THANK YOU,

Just another grateful configuration of being whom Markiplier inspired

@markiplier
Raise your wands

Today, one of the most inspiring and amazing actors passed away. Alan Rickman wasn’t just the actor who played Severus Snape, I don’t like to refer him as just that, because he is so much more. Not just an actor, director, husband, but one of the people who marked not just mine but everyone else’s childhood. Personally, when I first read the news, I couldn’t believe it. I still don’t want to believe it. But, in all honesty, I can now use the word “always” as more than just a line that a character said in a book. Alan Rickman will ALWAYS be in my heart, not just because he played Snape, but, like I said before, he really marked my childhood. And I will be ALWAYS thankful for that.
I just wanted to get this out of my chest, because I am still shocked and sad.
Raise your wands for Alan Rickman.
You will ALWAYS be in our hearts.

“Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.” -Alan Rickman