media moment

wheres the fic where Clark Kent gets caught kissing Batman, and then gets hounded by the media every waking moment because “average civilian is dating Batman!!” and Clarks mourning the loss of his anonymity, meanwhile Bruce thinks its fucking hilarious, enjoy dealing w the press in both of your alter egos now, pretty boy, so Clark waits several months for the whole thing to die down before showing up as Superman to some party Bruce is attending and flying up to Bruce and going “paybacks a bitch” and just full on makes out with him in front of like a million reporters

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#NewGodSquad | Actual dysfunctional family

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- Benedict Cumberbatch when asked if his wife Sophie Hunter is jealous of the attention he’s getting from female fans, June 9 ‘17 [x]

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You’ve probably heard this one. But have you actually done this? I doubt it. It’s been almost a year since I turned off my notifications and let me tell you: this shit is life-changing. No, you won’t miss anything. You’ll check your social media in the moment of your choice. Not when you’re in the middle of something.

Notifications distract you. Yes, they do. Yes, even when you don’t click on them. They make you lose your focus. They’re not worth it. You’ll be more present without them. You’ll be better off without them. 

cattraxneedsfood  asked:

Okay so it's pretty obvious brachycephalic dogs have a lot of problems because of their smooshed faces, but is there an equivalent of that in cats? like in scottish folds and persians? like do their smooshed faces cause problems too?

You can get a persian with a ‘traditional’ face, but the ‘smooth’ faced persians had become increasingly popular, to the extent where a persian cat with a traditional face may be mistaken for a plain old domestic long hair.

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This is a diagram from a cat fancier’s association. Below are the real things.

(Both from skulls unlimited, Image 1 and Image 2)

The facial structure of brachycephalic cats, like dogs, is associated with breathing difficulties, eyeball exposure and dental disease. The skin folds often present around persian noses also are prone to infection.

The main difference between brachycephalic dogs and cats, and the reason cats get less attention, is because cats are masters at sitting around and doing nothing. A cat with respiratory difficulties is very good as not overexerting itself, whereas your typical brachycephalic dog will still try its hardest to do everything a normal dog would do, including running itself into heat stroke.

This makes brachycephalic cats easier to overlook, but it doesn’t mean their welfare issue doesn’t exist.

Also, brachycephalic dogs have had a huge surge in popularity over the last 5-10 years, while brachycphalic cats are less popular, so the dogs are getting more media attention at the moment.

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this is television history. they’re gonna talk about this moment in media history classes

The Slow Flood

You ever feel like there are times in this world when the law of attraction is happening without your knowledge and using its pull on things you aren’t trying to focus on?

Since the start of this year, it seems like there’s been a very freaky “slow flood” of what can’t be called anything other than revelation cringe. And every time some fresh hell arrives and pulls off its mask to show me the ugly face it’s been hiding for years, some form of media bursts onscene a moment later to give me a shocking artistic parallel to the story I’m seeing in life. I turn away from the new revelation to catch my breath, try to walk away from what I know for a second, distract myself with some media, and suddenly I’m looking into a real black mirror.

Art has been imitating life for a bit, now, and life keeps pushing some top-notch cringe or shock material in front of me when I’m just getting comfortable.

I know things about some stuff I shouldn’t know that’s kind of hilarious, sad and horrible. I’m also one of many thousands of people lately who are now aware of something awful that had been going on for years that’s a real gut-puncher. I’m part of a few groups who know things that are very tough pills to swallow.

The list of things that make me feel like ignorance is bliss just keeps growing. The Lasagna Cat discoveries were just one hit in a succession of crazy moments witnessing the true form of some gross truths.

And tonight, studying the next CFD entry and seeing who was behind it, their behavior, and understanding all too well what I’m looking at now, it just gets worse. I’m talking early Chris-Chan levels of embarrassing.

Part of me hopes it will stop. The other part, morbidly curious as ever, wants to keep seeing the secret sickness in people who were fronting like they’ve been sane all along. Every revelation is now a new horror story that’s written itself–just adapt it with new names, locations, and certain changes to protect the guilty while still informing the innocent.

I live for this kind of thing in fiction. I don’t expect it in reality.

Who’s next? What kind of crazy “I need a shower to wash the dirt off my BRAIN” revelation is going to come to me next?

You know the feeling when you read a fanfic that just blows your mind? 

The kind of fanfic that makes you stay up at night, even if you have to wake up at 6 AM because of work? That makes you gasp every time your heart makes that small little leap? That makes your stomach drop when you realize that you’re almost to the end of the available chapters? That makes you feel things that you didn’t even know you could feel??

As a writer currently reading one of those fanfics, I can’t help but wonder…Why aren’t these people professionally published yet? 

Like, seriously. If you’re one of those insanely skilled fanfic writers, I urge you to self-publish, because that sort of talent is highly under-appreciated in the corporate world. They will make you feel like you don’t believe, like you won’t make it just because you don’t want to produce something basic and rinse-wash-repeat.

I am 100% supportive of you. 

seungchuchu sns things

- phichit putting seunggil’s initials in every one of his social media profiles
- a twitter moment about how seungchuchu are hashtag couple goals
- a buzzfeed quiz on “which candid photo of seunggil lee from phichit’s instagram account are you?”
- phichit has google alerts on for ‘phichit chulanont’ ‘lee seunggil’ 'seunggil lee’ 'seungchuchu’ 'seungchuchu pair skating’
- that last one is for a powerpoint he’s working on titled 'Babe, It’s Not That Bad of An Idea’
- one of the references is just a link to the katsuki yuuri/victor nikiforov barcelona gpf exhibition skate
- phichit uses memes of victor tearing up rinkside from watching yuuri at competitions whenever people tag him in cute pap photos of him and seunggil
- seunggil’s first tweet was “HELLO TWITTER!!! :D” followed immediately by “i got hacked, i got hacked right away…”
- if we’re going to be real here the people of south korea are more familiar with phichit chulanont than with seunggil lee because the thai skater gets on famously with a significant amount of kpop idols, oftentimes being invited to the same parties as them and, i’m quoting an anonymous user from an ALLKPOP! forum here, “daebak!!! phichit is holding another livestream and baekhyun oppa is in the background!!! but who is that angry-looking ajhussi who keeps blocking the way ㅠㅠㅠㅠ”

We get to pick, chose & manipulate what we put on social media. The empowering moments. The moments of freedom. We want our lives to look happy & fulfilled from the outside. But the truth about top surgery is that it sucks. It’s hard. It’s painful. And it’s REALLY emotional. I cried for 2 weeks straight after my top surgery. Not from the pain or sickness, but from the fact that I had willingly removed a part of my body. It’s traumatic. Regardless of the fact that I WANTED those parts of my body to be changed, it’s still a loss. I still mourned. I didn’t expect that. I thought something was wrong with me because I was sad after surgery. I felt that way because no one shares their struggles with surgery, it’s shown online as the most miraculous moment of your life, which maybe it will be, but it’s not like that for everyone. It took me 3 months to be comfortable with my chest & being shirtless. Binding with my ace wrap post op became a source of comfort, I felt vulnerable & embarrassed. I hated looking at my chest in the mirror. I felt I had made a mistake bc I hated it so much. But then it started to heal & everything started to settle, the bruises & redness went away, the swelling went down & I was able to see what I was wanting to see all along. This is what my best friend told me & it helped me put things into perspective so much. “It’s like a tattoo, it’s going to hurt and itch and you might even regret it a few times, but after a few weeks when it’s healed, it’s apart of you FOREVER.” There were so many times I thought I should’ve chosen a different surgeon or gone with DI instead of Peri, a million thoughts of “how could I have done this better?” But now, at 5 months post op, I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. Looking at my chest brings me so much happiness & I can’t even remember what it was like for my chest to not be flat or what binding felt like. I forget that I even ever had to bind my chest. I’m not saying this happens to every person. Because that’s not true, but I wanted to share with you guys the REAL story of my top surgery so that if similar things happen to you, you’ll know that you’re not alone & that things will be okay. These feelings don’t make you any less trans/non-binary/etc. They only make you human. Be gentle with yourself & allow yourself to grieve if you need to, it’s okay. It’s natural & it will pass with time.

The State of Dragon Age (media)

Fun fact (which many, probably even most, of us suspected or maybe even knew, but I wanted confirmation of) … all of Dragon Age’s media is set in the same Bioware world state.  Which means that the comics, novels, and even World of Thedas are the same Bioware standard story world.  Alistair is king, Hawke supported the mages and, apparently, the Inquisition made an alliance with Sebastian Vael, who seems to be officially the Prince of Starkhaven.  And so on… 

Why did they pick the world state that they did?  Mike Laidlaw said something like they wanted “not total chaos but” a messier world state.  In other words, they choose the world state based on what they thought would make for interesting storytelling for the authors of the comics, books, etc, not just to be a generic/popular playthrough.  Sadly, I didn’t think to ask the natural follow up question for this, “Is the default playthrough setting in Inquisition the same world state?”  Maybe I will follow up on twitter…

-MM

Thanks for being cool, Mr. Laidlaw, and answering random questions during the Bioware-Dark Horse signing!

anonymous asked:

Andreil prompt! Neil and Andrew celebrating their first win on the same pro team??? (Neil just being so happy and Andrew being happy because Neil is happy!!)

ahhh! i love this! it may not have turned out as fluffy as you wanted (apparently i’m having trouble producing fluff lately or whatever) but i think it still is pretty funny!

  • so i don’t think the bonus content ever say how long neil and andrew play on separate teams, but for the sake of this let’s just say that they don’t play together for two season
  • initially it’s pretty easy for both neil and andrew to play on separate teams but still live together and see each other only a couple times during the season
  • this means that one of them either owns another apartment closer to their team, or drives an insane distance everyday just to go back to the shared apartment (and tbh the answer is both, andrew owns an apartment closer to his team but decides to stay at the shared apartment if there isn’t a game the next day)

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