NEVER FORGET: The Clintons already got to the top TWICE. They were going for ROUND 3. What other couple will achieve what they have achieved? And they would have won yet again had it not been for forces outside of their control such as Russia/FBI/James Comey. And they still won the popular vote by THREE MILLION. Never forget the popular vote victory. More Americans sided with Hillary over Trump. A huge moral victory. Long Live the Clintons!! They will forever be legends that clawed their way from the very bottom to the very top. Trump, meanwhile, inherited his success from his Father. Bill and Hillary used their natural talents to achieve success and left our country with a great economy and a surplus.

anonymous asked:

ok i'm Fairly Certain this hasn't been asked yet. based on your interpretation of his character, do you think revali was born with a natural aptitude/talent for archery? or did he start out average and manage to claw his way to the top through years of dedication and hard work? on that same note, whats your take on how he views people who work themselves to the bone, yet never achieve the results they want? since rev doesn't strike me as a birb that gives out gold stars for a good effort

An important thing to consider is that as long as you’re practicing something the right away, it doesn’t really matter how you perfect it. Training in Judo to get back at a school bully is probably way less admirable and respectable than training simply to teach myself and improve my ability to self-defend in dire situations, but if the method is right then the learning will still happen.

I’m sure Revali’s situation was a combination of initial talent plus his burning desire to be the greatest. If he legitimately wasn’t just all talk, then at some point he began focusing on his archery out of a desperation to always remain ahead of his peers; that constant practice assuredly - over time - led to legitimate results.

I don’t think he seems like the kind of bird that would really pay attention to others unless he’s FORCED to (aka Link), so he wouldn’t notice the context that they had been trying for a long time but still hadn’t achieved anything great. As a result, his base assumption would be “If you’re failing, you’re not working hard enough”.

anonymous asked:

Fernando and Mal'damba headcanons? I'm asking because one of Mal'damba's lines to Fernando is "your smile always cheers me up!" And he seems to be one of the few champions who canonly likes him

- They really have nothing to argue about, ever. As differing as their views are, they’re both mutually respectful of each other’s choices and belief.

- Mal'Damba finds Fernando very entertaining. Mal'Damba has never really met anyone so flamboyant before and finds it quite amusing.

- Fernando admires Mal'Damba for his natural talent in music. Mal'Damba doesn’t know it but Fernando has eavesdropped on his little wooden flute solos.

- You like height differences? There’s a height difference. Fernando is usually the first person Mal'Damba goes to when he needs something off an unnecessarily tall shelf. It’s not that Mal'Damba is short, it’s that some shelves are built so tall they’re ridiculous.

You know, I feel like A:tLA really found a way to resonate with the struggles that a lot of kids face.

Aang is the struggle of the “gifted child”. He’s told from a young age that he’s going to do incredible things that puts him under a lot of pressure until he finally pulls off the ultimate procrastination trying to avoid the stress. He shows a lot of talent in what he’s good at, but when he tries learning something he’s not immediately good at he is easily discouraged. He’s also almost paralyzed by the fear of failing. (To be fair, the stakes are very high in his case).

Katara is the child with all of the talent she could ever need, but none of the opportunity. She has a real natural talent for waterbending, but no place at home where she can get training to develop the talent. It reminds me of kids from my school who were extremely talented in theatre, but couldn’t afford to participate after they instated the $200 “pay to participate” rules on extracurriculars.

Toph is the child with plenty of talent, but physical limitations that she has to go beyond. She has to prove that she is twice as good to get the same respect (and boy does she ever)! And she has to balance making sure that no one treats her disability as her defining characteristic, while still making sure it’s accounted for. Her parents would have let her blindness rule her life and she had to fight just to get the chance to show her talents.

Sokka is like the kid with lots of talent, but in an area that’s not very valued. At least not when compared to the benders. Like the kid who draws incredible comics in their notebooks, but is looked down on because they just can’t get an A on their report cards. Or the kid who is a talented pianist that everyone asks about getting prepared for a “real career” while the kids on the football team are being told to watch for recruiters.

That’s just the Gaang, but you could keep doing this with so many characters (I mean, everything about Zuko!), but I’m just really grateful that even in this fantastic setting there were a lot of things people could identify with.

  • Yurio: *looking at intricate, beautiful braid* Holy shit, Beka this is amazing! How were you able to do this?
  • Otabek: *has flashbacks to the hours of hairstyle tutorials he watched on YouTube, just in case the event that he was able to braid Yuri's hair arose*
  • Otabek: Uh... Natural talent, I guess.
I would have traded my A’s for his B’s and charisma in a heartbeat. I don’t say this to point out his flaws but to try and offer some perspective. Everything he does seemed to be effortless, even now; watching him leap around a stage in front of thousands of people, he seems untroubled and free from self-doubt. It’s easy to be jealous - he’s one of those people who are just good at things, we all know one - but to assume this means he takes it all for granted, or doesn’t worry, or try, would be oversimplifying him unfairly. His bundles of talent are a mixture of natural ability and intense heart.
—  Gemma Styles on Harry 
Lilith in Astrology
  • ~Dark Moon Lilith~
  • Aries Lilith: Impulsive, Independent, Passionate, Rebellious, Fierce, Physical.
  • Taurus Lilith: Sensual, Natural, Desire, Inspired, Deep-Rooted, Resourceful.
  • Gemini Lilith: Honest, Communicative, Adaptable, Charismatic, Curious, Mischievous, Clever.
  • Cancer Lilith: Imaginative, Mysterious, Volatile, Emotional, Affectionate, Artistic, Strong, Perceptive.
  • Leo Lilith: Expressive, Compassionate, Creative, Playful, Dramatic, Stubborn, Curious, Generous, Suggestive.
  • Virgo Lilith: Pure, Attuned, Aware, Talented, Natural, Respected, Mature, Instinctive.
  • Libra Lilith: Peaceful, Balanced, Graceful, Flirtatious, Magnetic, Tactful, Adamant, Lively, Observant.
  • Scorpio Lilith: Intense, Desirous, Influential, Passionate, Seductive, Powerful, Resilient.
  • Sagittarius Lilith: Adventurous, Cheerful, Curious, Truthful, Generous, Knowledgeable, Friendly, Tenacious, Lively.
  • Capricorn Lilith: Sarcastic, Mature, Ambitious, Strong, Dominant, Authentic, Experienced, Romantic.
  • Aquarius Lilith: Enticing, Uncoventional, Liberated, Expansive, Experimental, Unique, Friendly, Revolutionist, Inspired.
  • Pisces Lilith: Ethereal, Romantic, Dramatic, Intuitive, Artistic, Empathetic, Compassionate.

god bless the girl warriors, the defenders of teenage laughter, the women who push themselves between fire and body; god bless the women witches who pull love like endless scarves, who pull together families, who magic dinners in ten minutes; god bless the science dragon-kin who come with their scales rippling, who tear down STEM fields and burn the patriarchy just by studying, who work their bellies raw only to be told they’re “naturally talented,” who are keepers of the late nights and coffees, who catch doctor mistakes but get lower pay, who double-shift without wincing; god bless the art queens, hair messy and creativity overflowing, who present ideas without apologizing, who carve raw their bones and put honest on display - god bless the avenging seraphim in the form of women, the quiet close-standing of one woman watching another in a train station, the silent knowing here-i-am glance of women when men are too rowdy, the steel of women protecting young girls, the fire of women who protect their trans sisters, the arc light of trans sisters leading the charge in standing up for women’s rights; god bless women, seen as weak, seen as relenting, taught to bow and beg and apologize - god bless every social justice fighter, every freedom bell ringer, every young lady who does not just shake chains but instead is using them to shatter glass ceilings. go forth and conquer. you’re all my heroes.

The Difference Between Trines and Sextiles

You can find the difference between aspects in how the signs work with each other. It can be really hard to solidly tell a difference between a sextile and a trine, since they can bring similar, harmonious effects. However, this does not mean their effects are exactly the same.

While both trines and sextiles are harmonious, the two aspects are very different in what they’re composed of. A trine consists of two signs that are of the same element and polarity while a sextile is composed of two signs that are of different elements, but share the same polarity.

This is important to note because signs that are trine to each other work so naturally and easily to where the native can often not notice the workings of this aspect. This is why people tend to say that trines can either be used for natural talent, or be wasted due to ignorance. The reason why the trine works so naturally is because the two signs involved have the same element, in other words, medium to work with. For example, water signs use emotions as a medium to express themselves, and when two water signs are brought together, they can easily work together because there isn’t an need to change the current medium in hand. When there is no change, there is less room for a misunderstanding between the two signs. However, with no change, there can be a lack of movement and stimulation.

Sextiles however, work harmoniously on different, but compatible mediums due to the same polarity. For example, fire and air signs work well together because both of their mediums (energy and communication) are seen in external environments due to their masculine polarity. Due to the mediums both being external, there is less room for misunderstanding, which makes the aspect harmonious. However, since the mediums involved are different, sextiles do not feel as natural as trines since the native must use two different mediums to express the aspect. Natives with sextiles are often aware of this aspect because it doesn’t feel as natural as a trine and will often consciously express this aspect.

*The only exceptions that can be made to this post are the existence of out-of-sign aspects. Out-of-sign aspects need to be looked at more carefully, since the energy with out-of-sign aspects are not only weaker, but can also be different. You can check the differences in the specific signs, planets, and houses involved.

This is Shigeru Mizuki

He was born March 8 1922 and passed away November 30 2015 at age 93.

Mizuki-san was a manga-ka and historian, most famous for his Kitaro manga, Which he started publishing in 1960.

I could give a textbook account of him and everything he’s done and his influence on Japanese culture and revival of the interest in Yokai in Japan as a whole, but I just want to point out some very small things about him;

The first is, unlike a lot of Manga-ka of the 60s, Mizuki did not learn to draw Manga from Tezuka’s school…. or any school at all. He was one of those weird ‘natural talents’ you always hear about but actual examples of are hard to find. Mizuki was one such person. He just inately knew how to draw. And as a result, despite influences from other manga at the time, his characters generally don’t resemble what we think of when we think of ‘60s manga’

Not to mention that, despite his preferred art style, he was diverse in what he could do with how he drew, easily going from his more cartoony drawings to a more realistic style, sometimes doing both at once.

Mizuki-san was drafted into the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII, and during the war contracted malaria and lost his left arm during an explosion.

He was left-handed.

However, despite disease, losing his drawing-hand, being the only surviving member of his unit and literally being ‘ordered to die’ by his superiors, Mizuki survived the war and taught himself to draw with his right hand and just kept going.

His manga that he’s famous for were all done after he lost his dominant arm.

All his manga have a personal autobiographical touch to them. Whether it’s “Showa” which is literally a historical account of what Japan was like from the 20s to the 80s, to Kitaro, which is about the stories of Yokai told to him by his elderly neighbour, all his manga have something personal about them.

He is a cultural icon in Japan for keeping traditional ghost stories and creatures alive in the modern consciousness, as well as his contributions to Japanese history regarding WWII. He traveled the world, gathering ghost stories and traditional folklore from other countries as well.

He’s been awarded a string of awards I’m not even gonna attempt to list, although personally I feel most noteworthy is the ‘Personal of Cultural Merit’ award in 2010 and the ‘Order of the Rising Sun’ Award.

But again, that is his importance historically and culturally, whereas I find his personal struggles regarding the loss of his arm and just relearning how to draw something more personal to know as an artist.

With this in mind, He is also noteworthy for never really following the idea that most manga-ka of the time had that ‘you only need 3 hours sleep a night’ or to keep working without rest. Mizuki never really followed that belief. He got a full night’s sleep every night, and fully believed in actually LIVING life, and not just spending your entire life behind a desk, drawing.

He later joked offhandedly that at age 90 he was still around whereas everyone else of the same time period making manga had long since died.

I feel this is incredibly important to remember. Tezuka believed in working non-stop and barely sleeping. And he is undoubtedly the most important contributor to what we think of as manga today. But Mizuki-san, who is just as important to Japanese culture, believed in sleeping well, living life, and being happy. And he was ALSO important, created amazing work, and is recognized as a master.

You don’t need to work yourself to death to be an artist.

Mizuki-san had a list of ‘7 rules to happiness’, which I honestly feel is worth remembering. It may be things we’ve heard before, but this coming from a man, who went through active war, lost limbs, nearly died,retaught himself how to draw because he wasn’t able to give up, made an impact on Japanese culture, believed in living life, refused to overwork himself and lived to the age of 93, it feels like you can trust his advice. because he’s someone who’s seen some serious shit, but he was happy, and he’d learned how to be happy. And from what I’ve heard remained happy and content until he died of natural causes.

Number 1

‘Don’t try to win – Success is not the measure of life. Just do what you enjoy. Be happy.’

Number 2

‘Follow your curiosity – Do what you feel drawn towards, almost like a compulsion. What you would do without money or reward.’

Number 3

‘Pursue what you enjoy – Don’t worry if other people find you foolish. Look at all the people in the world who are eccentric—they are so happy! Follow your own path.’

Number 4

‘Believe in the power of love – Doing what you love, being with people you love. Nothing is more important.’

Number 5

‘Talent and income are unrelated – Money is not the reward of talent and hard work. Self-satisfaction is the goal. Your efforts are worthy if you do what you love.’

Number 6

‘Take it easy – Of course you need to work, but don’t overdo it! Without rest, you’ll burn yourself out.’

Number 7

‘Believe in what you cannot see – The things that mean the most are things you cannot hold in your hand.’


I’d like to introduce a Tatar folk tune via the song “Along the Riverside” performed by a 13 y.o. girl from my native city Kazan. She really touched the souls of two members of the jury at the “blind audition” of the Russian “Golos” /”The Voice”/ song project.


dinahjane97: WOWzers!! They absolutely killed it highkey had me teary eyed omg.. You looked absolutely stunning ManManz. Dance was your first language and tonight the whole world witnessed your natural talent . Thank you Bruno for recognizing her individuality, she KNOWS what to do with that body lol For your first performance, #27 isn’t so bad, I see it more as a sign !!!! I’m so frickn proud of you!! Be prepared y'all, my girl is just getting started!! #harmonizers DIAL UP NOW & VOTE away with me let’s do this !! 1-800-868-3410 #valmani


In which Alice and Wendy play chicken with their feelings.

I’m thinking that the two met at finishing school at around 14. They are very different and at first, they argue constantly. Alice never follows the rules exactly and tends to be overly literal, favoring math and logic in her studies (When she actually does deign to devote any attention to them) whereas Wendy is more emotionally mature and romantically inclined.  They both bug the heck out of each other, with Wendy working hard to succeed in school and Alice coasting by on natural talent. 

In case if you couldn’t tell, I really love this pairing and at one point I even made a playlist for them. I can link it if anyone wants.

[BTS] reaction to their S/O being a natural talent but not wanting to do anything with it

Dear anon thank you for your request! Sorry it took so long to answer, but it’s finally here and I hope you and all our other readers will like it. I’m only gonna do it for the Hyung line, because we have many other requests. I hope you don’t mind. If lots of people want the maknae as well, I might do that one later too. Here we go:

Jin: He would be so proud of their S/O is a natural talent at dancing. He can’t really brag about his own dancing talent since some of the other boys are way better than him, but you’re dancing is at a whole other level. The moves come so easy to you, it’s like you’re not even trying at all. He would persuade you to do more with it and maybe even becoming a professional dance. But if you didn’t want that then he wouldn’t force you. Just know you will have a fan for life with this guy by your side. He would brag to the other members about your dancing tho!

Yoongi [Suga]: One day when you visited the guys in their dorm you saw a piano standing in one of the rooms. The boys were still practicing one of their dance routines, so you just went into the room with the piano and started playing one of BTS’s songs. Yoongi went to the bathroom when he heard faint sounds of someone playing the piano. As a pianist it intrigued him to see who is playing. When he was almost there he recognized the song, it was Autumn Leaves. He peeked a look inside the room and saw you sitting behind the piano, eyes closed while playing. Taking in the musical notes into you. A grin started to form on his face. He was gonna keep this a secret, the way he saw you now. That look would be his and only his alone. He would ask you later if you played any instruments and if you said yes, he would ask you if you planned on doing anything with it. But he wouldn’t tell you should do something with it. He would let that decision up to you.

Hoseok [J-Hope]: He came home one day, tired of practicing for their upcoming tour. Hoseok heard music loudly playing from upstairs. Just when he was about to open the door to your bedroom the song changed from a cute ballad song to Cypher part4. You were loudly rapping along. Hoseok waited behind the door grimacing at how you were rapping. Proud that you could keep up with them. He openend the door halfway the rap. “Y/N, I didn’t know you were a rapper? Wanna do it with me sometime?” You let out a shriek because you weren’t expecting him to come home sooner today. “Hoseooook! Don’t just come barging in like that!!” You pouted. “Also I am not that good tho..” Hoseok came closer and hugged. “Don’t be so shy jagi. Anyway when my honey booboo feels confident enough im gonna record a song with you.” You pouted while saying: “im not your honey booboo!”

Namjoon [Rap Monster]: You and Namjoon weren’t together for that long. You met him at one of the fan meetings and he secretly asked for your phone number. And that’s where it all began. Now you’re dating for two months. He invited you to come over and watch him record one of their songs in the studio. Since it was almost dinner time, you made a little something to eat together. It was the first time he would eat something you made. He didn’t know yet that you enjoyed cooking as much as Jin does. After the recording session you gave him the food you made, and surprised Namjoon took it from you. “Y/N! This is so good!!!! Why didn’t tell me sooner you were this good at cooking?? Jin’s food is nothing compared to this.” Without giving you time to say anything back he kept going on and on about how great it was. “you should deffo become something like professional cook or something like that British guy on all the TV shows. Hey you know what?? Why don’t you go on one of those show. I swear you could win.” You laughed at his enthusiasm. “Namjoon, tbh I’m not that good. Maybe I’ll do that when I’m really good but rn i’m not thinking it’s something for me.” He looked at you for a sec and said: “well if that’s what you think. But I’ll have you know that I’m gonna enjoy your every meal.”

-Admin Tae

BTS Reaction to: Being on “We Got Married”

STILL haven’t watched this show so sorry if I don’t really have the situations right! ^.^

Jin: Prince Charming; cracking jokes so bad that you can’t help but laugh. He charms you with not only that solid sense of humour but his caring nature, culinary talent and good looks. His touches are always gentlemanly and appropriate, as is his overall behaviour. And that’s what earns him the title “Prince Charming.”

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Suga: Mostly silent so it might seem like he’s uninterested in you. But he’s really just awkward about the entire situation, unsure of what to say or how to act. As time goes on, he gets to know you better and lets you see his gummy smiles, silly side and listen to his deep thoughts.

As he starts to admire and respect you, he starts to look at you in a different way and even the audience picks up on it … You began as a couple no one cared about but ended up being the most popular ship.

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J-Hope: This mood maker makes it feel as if you’ve known him your whole life, not holding back on the skinship and flirtation. Behind camera though, he asks if you’re comfortable with this. If you are how could u not be? I would sell my soul to hold his hand then he’ll up the cheesy flirting even more.

You get to see the different sides to him; his pure heart, his sad moments and that sinful tongue of his. The episodes feature lots of screaming and off pitch singing but this draws in young couples, making them adore you and Hobi together for how relatable these dorky moments were.

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Rap Monster: Tries acting cool and sexy but that just makes your interactions awkward to watch. Eventually his clumsy nature shines through and as he watches you laugh, he realises that he shouldn’t try to keep up the “Rap Monster” front, not around his “spouse.” He starts to act like “Namjoon” instead, telling you his deepest thoughts.

He worries he’s boring you but hearing him say all those intelligent things is actually the sexiest thing and not only you but the viewers fall for him too. Lots of mothers now start to wish he was their son-in-law, and even their daughters wish so too.

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Jimin: The embodiment of that “Hello Sir” and “Your daughter calls me daddy too” meme. Can be so fluffy and soft but then greasy and flirty. Not only does he charm you but also all the mothers watching. There’s a surge of mothers “chaperoning” their daughters at BTS concerts, only to scream his name louder than them. What’s even more evil about Jimin is that he knows his power and the effect he has on everyone. He gets nicknamed an “Angelic Demon” thanks to you.

And everyone agrees.

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V: Right before meeting you, he rings Jin: “Hyung, what should a good husband do?” And employs the advice at first, until the puns were too painful for him to say anymore; “Ah, I’m sorry, I’ll stop that.”

Once he starts to just act like himself, he finds that you don’t think he’s a “weird alien” and enjoy his company for who he is, not as BTS member “V.” Even hearing you say “Taehyung” makes him shudder. The way he starts to grow meek and shy shows how he’s developing feelings for you. Your ship is particularly popular among little kids, surprisingly, who love watching you both laugh and joke and share cute looks.

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Jungkook: Didn’t talk much and was just overall very awkward, mostly bc he was such a huge fan and looking at your face in person was asdfhlaie,agn!!1! Watching him struggle on tv was too much for the boys so they showed up to surprise him one episode, revealing his crush and being flirty with you; which forces him to open up since you now know and bc “Hyung, stop touching Y/N!”

The cuteness is popular among the older viewers, with lots of grannies writing into the show to compliment the “sweet, young couple!”

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