never dumb it down

What The Signs Will Teach You

ARIES: they will teach you to stand up for yourself, even if you risk to be misunderstood

TAURUS: they will teach you to never lose your dignity, no matter how hurt you are, to always get away with grace and to never dumb yourself down for anyone

GEMINI: they will teach you to laugh when you’re not even in the mood to smile because people don’t need to see everything you feel

CANCER: they will teach you to love unconditionally, with every corner of your heart, not expecting anything in return

LEO: they will teach you to appreciate yourself, to know your own value, to accept your flaws

VIRGO: they will teach you to stay honest and pure in this dirty world full of liars

LIBRA: they will teach you to treat everyone equally, to love everyone, just because all the people are unique

SCORPIO: they will teach you to be passionate about everything you do

SAGITTARIUS: they will teach you to believe in yourself above everyone else, to fight for your dreams, not expecting help from anyone

CAPRICORN: they will teach you that loyalty pays itself off, either in love, in hard work or in waiting for something you want, that everything will always be okay in the end, as long as you don’t give up on what you really need

AQUARIUS: they will teach you to show off your imperfections since they are all that makes you who you are

PISCES: they will show you how far the human imagination can go 

skam messages

“I became insecure and desperate. Your opinion meant more to me than my own and that’s not how it should be. I have to find out what my opinion is. And I have to do it on my own.“

“But I can’t continue having regrets for the rest of my life… I wish I could do it all over again, completely different. But I can’t. I’m just going to have to accept it and move on.”

“Everybody is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”

“You are strong and independent when you can change your opinions. No matter what gender changes you.”

“War doesn’t start with violence. It starts with misunderstandings and prejudice.”

“If you say you’re in favour of a world of peace, you have to try to understand why others think and act the way they do.”

“People experience horrible things everyday and still manage to be nice to others. Being an asshole is not something you’re born with, or something you become. It’s a choice.”

“Hate doesn’t come from religion, it comes from fear.”

“Whether you believe in Allah or Jesus or the theory of evolution or parallel universes, there’s only one thing we know for certain. That life is… now.”

“Do you know how many people I know who say they believe in Allah? But they still drink, steal and vandalize. What’s more important? Saying you believe in Allah or live like you believe in Allah?”

I love that skam can place important and meaningful messages within the show not just through actions and events but also in the dialogue without sounding cliché or slipping from the narrative voice. These are legitimate things that teenagers think about and say. Yes, they’re mature but it comes from reflection, observation, and learning about how the world works and who we are. It’s never dumbed down to the point that it sounds cheesy or discredits teenagers’ ability to genuinely think, and it’s not so elevated and structured that it sounds fake or forced. It’s raw and real and beautiful

What The Signs Will Teach You

ARIES: they will teach you to stand up for yourself, even if you risk to be misunderstood

TAURUS: they will teach you to never lose your dignity, no matter how hurt you are, to always get away with grace and to never dumb yourself down for anyone

GEMINI: they will teach you to laugh when you’re not even in the mood to smile because people don’t need to see everything you feel

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come to think of it, why wouldn’t someone with superman’s powers use them for physical comedy? like. buster keaton style. or dick van dyke. he is invulnerable and can fly, those are the perfect circumstances for a pratfall. half the time only he is aware that he is joking and he just looks like a clumsy asshole but he knows in his heart that the timing on that gag was perf. add this to my list of stupid fucking headcanons.

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TOP 10 Favourite Placements

10. LIBRA MERCURY - they are the best tranquillizers ever, only hearing their voice will soothe you immediately. They make you feel home and peaceful. 

9. VIRGO MERCURY - Overthinkers, but especially intelligent and interesting to communicate with. Calm, but never boring, always know the right thing to say!

8. LEO RISING - their appearance is just worth admiring, they are so beautiful and full of grace, might seem arrogant but only on the outside!

7. GEMINI RISING - restless, funny, smart, playful, charming, basically adorable as hell!!!

6. SAGITTARIUS MERCURY - chatty, always a bunch of interesting things to tell, often cutely lisping, but it only adds charm to their fast talking.

5. CANCER MOON - so caring and selfless, people like them are just waiting to give all of their compassion and love to you, they make you feel so special!

4. TAURUS MARS - These are the people that always know how to act, what to say, what to do at the right moment, in the right place and the right way. They are never dumbing themselves down for anyone, incredibly strong and independent human beings!

3. AQUARIUS VENUS - That one is mine, and I feel like I still need time to get on that AquaVenus level. Those people are the best flirters on Earth, they are provoking and intriguing you to a fault, they have such a unique kind of irresistible charm. They manage to be cocky, flirty but innocent and sweet at the same time. Those cuties are precious to this world!

2. SAGITTARIUS MOON - These people are hyperactive sweethearts! They perfectly combine a careless joyfulness with an incredibly strong feeling of compassion and understanding. Thanks for never being boring, lovely SagMoonies!

1. CAPRICORN VENUS - You may flirt, date, fall in love with different people, but I wish you to end up with a Capricorn Venus. Those people fall in love once and for all, you will never have to worry about them not being faithful, they will give themselves to you, all of them and never take their love away again. They will spend their lives making you happy and protect you, making you feel special as if you are the only person on earth. They only have eyes for you. Marry these sweethearts!


endless list of favorite characters + Haley James Scott

“ I’m usually one of those people who likes the first day of school. You know, new pens, new books, new backpack. A nerd. Exactly! “

Wanna Be Yours, 5/7 (Olicity, College AU, Explicit)

Summary: College AU. Felicity’s car breaks down in a major rainstorm, sending her walking to the closest house she can find. It just so happens to belong to Oliver Queen, and he’s having a ‘Skivvies Only’ party. (See AO3 for Author’s Notes.)

A/N: The response to the last update was so amazing! Thank you so, so, so much! And quickly, there are two songs that were sent my way that are so Wanna Be Yours that it physically pains me. Four Leaf Clover by Christian Hudson via @ellefraser17 gave me a meltdown on Twitter, and Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur via @onlyhere4olicity had me flailing on the couch this morning. Go listen!

My eternal gratitude to my amazing beta Margaret. She’s the actual best. The actual best.

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Wanna Be Yours, Part 5

It took all of Oliver’s willpower to leave her. How could he not pause to drink her in? The most beautiful woman he’d ever seen was naked in his bed save for his shirt still hanging off her shoulders, looking up at him with the softest smile. Every bit of him had itched to reach out for her, to take even just one more minute.

Rolling out of bed had been hard enough - literally hard enough. It was a damn miracle he didn’t bust through his briefs, especially when he had to watch her sit up on his bed like it was the most natural thing in the world, like they hadn’t just decided this was a thing a short second ago.

She must have been able to read his mind because her mouth parted, her eyes darkening as she looked up at him. God, her eyes… He could look into them for days, swim in their beauty, drown in the fact that now when she looked at him, he saw the same desire he felt for her.

His head was spinning.

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[2/?] albums turning 10 this year:  from under the cork tree

The album was Fall Out Boy’s breakthrough mainstream success. The title is taken from a line in the 1936 children’s book “The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf. In the story, a bull named Ferdinand would rather sniff flowers under a cork tree than participate in fights. Commenting on the record’s lyrical themes, Wentz said: "There is honesty in our music, and I think people appreciate it. We have never dumbed down to teenagers by writing songs about being in high school and having your locker jammed… We have always had the respect that they are going to figure out these songs for themselves and come up with their own interpretations.”

Accept that not everyone will understand you, that every soul is its own equation. While you may appear as little more than senseless gibberish to some, others will need only a single look to get a grasp of who you are. Never dull, dumb down, or adjust yourself to fit somewhere you don’t belong.
—  Beau Taplin, “The Equation”
  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: i'm so sad powerless got canceled. the show was diverse. it was funny. the cast was all so talented. the jokes didn't dumb themselves down for you. the show never laughed at the audience but always wanted you to laugh with them. it was uplifting and not mean spirited. it's the kind of tv show you crave in a world where - especially shows based in a superhero setting - are always so dark. and it was canceled.

an intellect & a werewolf ; colloquy

series summary: based on this quote i saw a long time back that goes like “never ever dumb yourself down just for a guy.” basically about embracing being an intellectual. also was listening to ed sheeran and am mellowed down from a good night and felt ✨inspirational

part summary: where they have their first interaction with each other. 

pairing: isaac lahey x reader

warnings: uhhh underage drinking?? idk

a/n: finALLY THE FIRST PART!!! it won’t be a super long series probably will be a ¾/5 part series,really depends on how i plan the next few parts :-) i hope y’all enjoy this!!!

Isaac couldn’t pinpoint the exact moment he fell in love with you,you’ve seen each other around school a few times,exchanged a few smiles but never really spoke to each other.

There was this party coming up and Isaac saw it as a perfect chance to actually talk to you,not actually knowing if you were gonna turn up. You weren’t exactly the type to go to parties but he has seen you at one or two of them. Still,he hopes for the best.

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anonymous asked:

Maybe Laf accidentally happening upon Aaron wearing one of his shirts or hoodies or something (of which it is @ least 3x too big )

Sorry for the wait, anon! Hope you don’t mind me writing nonbinary Laf, I haven’t written them in a while. Rest under the readmore

The thing was, Aaron just loved to tease Lafayette over their fashion sense. It was all “I didn’t know that many colours existed,” and “If we have children, you are banned from dressing them.” Sometimes, it was even “If I go blind, I’m sue-ing you.”

All in good fun, of course. If Lafayette didn’t already know Aaron’s teasing tone, they would have known from the way Aaron would lean to his tip-toes to give them an apologetic peck on the cheek.

“At least I don’t wear nothing but blacks and greys,” Lafayette would tease back.

“I resent that, I’ve been known to wear maroon, time to time.” Aaron would answer, clearly referencing his jacket.

Lafayette would grin. “I bought that for you. You were going to go with brown. I finally convinced you to not go with a neutral colour, for once.”

It was a balance. Not an important one, but one Lafayette appreciated all the same. Their boyfriend was just as wonderful in his preferred quiet style as he was in dramatic, eye popping colours. The only thing that mattered was what made him more comfortable, which just so happened to be low saturated purples, browns, and charcoals.

Thus, it was a bit of a surprise when Lafayette came over unannounced one day to see Aaron lounging in their hoodie at the kitchen table, rather than one of Aaron’s own. The soft pastel tie-die pattern mixed with sharp black accents was extremely familiar, and Lafayette found their eyes glued to it.

It was, after all, a very unfamiliar sight on their boyfriend, at least three sizes too big and looking all the more comfy for it.

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anonymous asked:

What are your fears for Season 3?

oooo good question

  • shiro, keith, and pidge being the main focuses of the season while lance, allura, and hunk are shoved to the side
  • hunk being the brunt of fatphobic characterization
  • lance and keith fighting/arguing with lance’s points dismissed as him being jealous or bitter, even though he’ll probably end up having a point in this lol
  • shiro/keith/allura love triangle or keith/allura/lance love triangle
  • lance’s insecurities being brushed up upon and never discussed again
  • lance and hunk being dumbed down to show how smart pidge is again
  • keith’s galra mom being killed off for man pain
  • allura being treated horribly like season 2
  • and then of course how the fandom is going to react to all of this afterwards lmao 

i finished watching the Judas Contract.

ok, guys, let me explain before i start. 1 )I’ve been a fan of the Titans for a long time. i watched the animated series when it aired, when i was 10 y\o. read the comics when i was 16. i prefer the comics version of the characters, but my favorite characters are still the titans i loved from the animated series- i just love their comic book, older personas better. these characters mean a lot to me.

2) i’m used to seeing a lot of shitty products with their brand name on them.

3) i have an entire au in my head that is based around them- it sort of combines my favorite elements from the show and comics into one.

I’m telling u all of it because this is the closest version i’ve seen of the titans i have in my head. and for that, i’m already impressed. i enjoyed this movie a lot- i know it’s far from being perfect, and i’ll address it soon. but my review is mostly positive, because i came in with very low expectations, and got a pretty good product. 

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Honestly I’ll never get over how they dumbed down Kara’s science genius when nothing will have been lost from keeping that aspect of her character. Did they think it would be “unrealistic” for a female protagonist to be both incredibly strong and a scientific genius? Were there some male execs that thought it would make her too “threatening” to potential male audiences? Is there some sort of female genius quota that the show hit with its side characters? TV shows and movies have no issues featuring male protagonists that can kick anybody’s ass physically and are also certified geniuses, but it seems like female protagonists that are the center of their own story (i.e. not just a trophy for a self insert male protagonist) aren’t allowed to do both.

You might think I’m exaggerating or being too cynical, but the people in charge of networks for the most part are still cis straight white men that say bs like that. I would not be surprised at all if it turned out that stripping Kara of her scientific genius was done to make her character more “palatable” to male audiences.

Ways the Rogue One Team Says I love you

Number one: They will all go ham if anyone tries to hurt you they are so frickin protective


-bumps into you when she walks by you                                                               -elbowing you                                                                                                       -she doesn’t say it much, but she shows it                                                           -quotes you without realizing it                                                                             -looks up at you when she’s busy. like she’s packing a bag or something but will stop to acknowledge                                                                                            - hand squeezes                                                                                                 - saying “I trust you”


-makes a point to sit next to you and be near you                                                 -  likes to be discrete, but will wave or wink when no ones looking                       - will pull you aside : “can I speak to in private for a moment” hands behind back all professional                                                                                             - forehead kisses with a quick “love you”                                                             - Takes time to do something romantic


 -Can sense you’re there without you saying anything                                          - thinks of riddles for you                                                                                      - tells you “the force brought us together”                                                            - calls you “his crystal” (in reference to kyber which he dedicated his life to protecting


- really amps up the sarcasm                                                                               - won’t spare your feelings, but reminds you that you are strong                         - he’s such a confidence booster but in the most low-key way                             - let’s you join him in his quiet time                                                                       - says “you must really love me” or “what would you do without me?”


-constantly distracted by you                                                                               -he’ll just stare at you, amazed and dopey                                                          *staring at you with dopey grin *                                                                           “bodhi.”                                                                                                                 *continues staring with dopey grin*                                                                       ”BODHI!”                                                                                                              “huh? OH! I’m sorry I um yeah”                                                                           -awful at being discrete, he’ll literally wave till you notice him then yell HEY I LOVE YOU across the room (then he’ll look around nervously cause everyones staring)                                                                                                                  - nose kisses                                                                                                        - excitedly explains nerd stuff with you and he just lets it flow he will not dumb it down                                                                                                                    - “I never want to lose you


- “Sorry for the Slap”

If you like these pls send me some asks and requests!! I wanna do all the headcanons and fanfics man