not exactly how you should do it

anonymous asked:

As someone who is/has been learning German for a while now, I was wondering: In regards to your post on Du vs. Sie and who should/should not call you by that. How exactly do you actually go about saying 'nah that's okay, du is fine' like what's the wording here? Cause it still hasn't been covered in my duolingo lessons and I can't seem to find a good answer. Is there specific lingo? Do you just come to a mutual agreement at some point? Any help clearing this up would be so very appreciated.

The good (or bad….depends) news is: Germans don’t know either. It’s awkward. When to ask, how to ask, can I, should I, is it appropriate at all? No clue. :D With your boss or professor or any other person of respect just don’t ask them. Let them ask you. When someone’s your age or you’re just friendly with them you could just use one of the following: “Wollen wir uns nicht duzen?” or “Wollen wir nicht “Du” sagen?”. Or what you said. If someone accidentally uses “du” to address you and you don’t actually mind you can say “du ist okay”. What then follows is both people telling each other their first name (and a handshake or something). 

anonymous asked:

Who do you find most attractive sexually in each of bts & exo? I meant they don't have exactly be your bias but just who do you think have the how should i say.. maybe to be good in bed i guess? Just sexually attractive ;)

The legendary ask that started all my troubles >> Alright so here goes

Admin Jaefairy finds Baekhyun the most sexually attractive, I kid you not the fantasies and scenarios and overall feels for this guy are i n s a n e. Don’t let that fool you though Jaefiary’s feels for Baekhyun can only be rivaled by his feels for *drum roll please* You guessed it Jin&J-hope! Where Jaefairy has thought about the two dressed in pretty lingerie being good little boys for him.

Admin Smutty is wild man she finds pretty much all of bts to be sexually attractive, but excludes Jin and Yoongi (why no hyung line man??) and then things get crazy with Exo, Smuttyfairy finds Chanyeol, Baekhyun ,Lay, Suho, Kai, Xiumin to be sexually attractive (might as well listed all of them js) so Smuttyfairy is pretty much into gangbangs, but like who isn’t?

Admin Kookfairy was a lot simpler (god bless) and only finds Yoongi and Baekhyun 

Admin Gilfairy thinks all of exo is sexually attractive (because they are) and as for bts Jimin, J-hope, Jungkook, and Namjoon.

On a side note:ARE YOU BITCHES HAPPY NOW?!!?!?!?!?- Admin Gilfairy

here’s the thing that really bothers me about the way Hiccup is treated by the village - particularly the adults - in httyd1, and how the story gets portrayed to/interpreted by the audience:

Gobber’s “stop trying so hard to be something you’re not” line sounds like important advice. it’s something we all probably recognize people should hear: don’t try to make yourself fit in at the expense of being untrue to yourself. and it would be easy to take the movie, on the whole, as a story of Hiccup doing exactly what Gobber recommends: facing up to the reality of the fact that, as Stoick says, he’s many things, but a dragon-killer isn’t one of them; and then being accepted by the tribe when he accepts himself for who he is and stops trying to pretend. but that’s not what happens. Hiccup is branded as a traitor and banished from the tribe by his own father when he accepts himself for who he is and stops trying to pretend. he’s not accepted just because he’s stopped trying so hard to be something he isn’t. he’s ostracized even further for it.

look also at the fact that from the start, Hiccup is confident in his skill as an inventor, which marks him as different from those who simply want to fight with the same weapons their parents and grandparents used. this is a point where he is already quite happy being different, and not trying to pretend otherwise; he knows he doesn’t have the strength to throw a bola the way others do, so he invents a machine to do it for him, and he’s proud of it, the idea and the execution. and is he accepted and valued for that? hell no. his bola-thrower is treated as not only poorly built (which it very much was not, for a prototype), but as a stupid idea in the first place. and it’s easy to presume that this is not the first such idea he’s had that’s been thus received.

this is a society built on warfare, after all. they haven’t known peace in generations. they don’t value diversity, they don’t value people who are true to themselves and own their difference. they don’t value new ideas, even weaponized ones. they value sameness. they value warriors who can fight, and follow orders, and fit into a warrior society.

look at Valka. she was different, and she owned it; we saw her trying to stay warriors’ hands if they went for kill strikes against dragons, and we saw how they reacted to her. she was clearly ostracized too, despite being the wife of the chief, so badly that when she was carried away, she made the choice to live the rest of her life without human contact, rather than go back, thinking it would be better for everyone.

what made the Vikings accept Hiccup’s difference wasn’t his owning it, his ceasing to try to pretend to be like them. they accepted him only after, and because, he succeeded, on their terms. he killed a dragon and ended the war, succeeding in precisely their goals where they could not. he had to prove to them that his way was better at achieving what they wanted to achieve. then his difference was accepted.

now I’m not saying that isn’t a great story of overcoming adversity and showing people a better way to live. but you shouldn’t have to win a war for people to accept you for who you are. and Gobber’s advice, however well-intentioned - and Stoick’s dismissal of Hiccup’s desire to fight dragons, too - aren’t signs that the village is accepting of difference if only it’s demonstrated confidently. because we see what happens when difference is demonstrated confidently, without producing tangible results that get everyone else what they want, and it isn’t pretty.

what we see in the series and httyd2 is much more a story about accepting difference without caveat. the tribe learns to live with dragons; they learn to accept the Outcasts as friends and allies; they learn to work with the Defenders of the Wing; they learn to trust Hiccup and the dragon riders even when they don’t understand them or see the benefits of what they’re doing immediately. Valka is welcomed home without a trace of the judgement that would once have awaited her, and she doesn’t have to do anything to “earn” that welcome. and Berk society admittedly reached the point where all this was possible in large part because Hiccup, after succeeding on their terms, was able to start teaching them that acceptance should be a value in itself, not predicated on anyone’s benefit.

don’t think I’m putting down the beautiful themes of a story I love, because acceptance of difference and the bonds that can bridge across chasms of misunderstanding are absolutely powerful ideas in the whole franchise. but I hate to see httyd1 treated, as I occasionally see within the fandom, like a morality tale of how if you just value yourself for who you really are others will follow. it’s much more important, I think, to see it as a story that shows us that societies can sometimes be ugly and broken, even when filled with well-meaning people, and they can take time and effort to fix; and that sometimes difference isn’t accepted just because you’re happy with who you are, but that doesn’t mean who you are is wrong; and even that sometimes you have to prove your value to others for them to respect you, and that’s not right, but it’s the way it is. don’t get me wrong, httyd1 is still one of my favorite movies of all time, and I still think it’s filled with amazing messages. but it saddens me to sometimes see the immense progress that Berk makes through the franchise be missed.

dark-videogamer  asked:

■ Keaton ♒ Ignatius (and or Benny) ൠ Nyx

■ - Bedroom/house/living quarters headcanon 

Keaton isn’t dirty, as he puts it. He clutters things around. It’s really a mess, but he disagrees. He knows exactly where everything is, so you should too, and it has nothing to do with his sense of smell. However, he has this one place that is always clean and smells nice. It’s to refresh his senses so he can immerse himself in his piles(like how they have coffee beans in makeup stores).

♒ - cooking/food headcanon

Benny has no aprons that fit him properly. He always looks like a bear in an extra small t-shirt. He wears them anyways, especially when trying to teach Ignatius to cook.

And surprisingly both of them are good cooks. Benny mostly knows vegetarian dishes and teaches these to Ignatius. Ignatius, on the other hand, tries to learn desserts in his free time without his father. Slowly making and decorating pastries is calming. The only problem is he gets so wrapped up in it that if you call him, he will get startled no matter what.

ൠ - random headcanon

Nyx’s has long hair because she thought if she could grow it out so long, people would assume she was older than she looked because it takes a long time for hair to grow. She was wrong. It doesn’t work.

adhd-barry-allen  asked:

If you're still doing prompts, Cisco/Julian and "Star Wars"?

“Julian’s never seen the end of the first Star Wars!” Cisco announced, pointing to Julian, who was watching with thinly veiled amusement. “I’ve shown it to him eight times, and he still hasn’t seen the end!”

“…If you’ve shown it to him eight times, how come he hasn’t seen the end?” Caitlin furrowed her eyebrows. Barry and Iris exchanged looks. They knew exactly why.

“Because,” Cisco said like it should’ve been obvious, “we keep making out when Luke starts flying toward the Death Star. So we’re too distracted by that for Julian to watch the rest.”

“You’ve done that eight times?” Caitlin’s eyebrows threatened to lift off of her head.

Cisco shrugged and stuck his lollipop back into his mouth. “He’s a good kisser, Cait. Sue me.”

anonymous asked:

Hey! I know you've mentioned pilots that you are currently working on. I'm trying hard to practice scriptwriting and complete my first pilot (I want to be a tv producer). I'm just not exactly sure how to start. I look online and theres many components like a tv bible. Do you do any of these or do you just layout your story and dive in writing the scipt? Scriptwriting isn't my main focus but I should probably know if I want to be a producer or even create my own show someday. Any advice?

I don’t do anything like that. I start by laying out the stories, and making beats for them and then based on that, outline it and then write it. That’s not even a method I was familiar with until I started working in a writers room so I am not sure how familiar the rest of the world outside of TV is with it. That’s definitely something I’d be happy to talk about further in long form on a blog or podcast when I can devote the time to a longer, more thorough explanation. 

anonymous asked:

hey mom, the ep just made me feel so shitty. i was outed as trans last year to my entire extended family by my bio mom and i was so fucking pissed at how they handled maggies literal fucking traumatic experience in the show. alex should have comforted her, not let her apologize for something that wasn't her fault. when you tell your partner that you were outed at a young age they should be supportive and understanding, and no one should push you to do things that make you uncomfortable.

Oh my sweet darling. I am so, so, so sorry: no one deserves what you went through. I am sending you so much love, and I am so proud of you for being exactly who you are. You are perfect and you are fantastic.

And, if it helps, I wrote a series of fix-it fics for the episode that give actual weight and concern and care and love to Maggie and her trauma, here:

http://queergirlwriting.tumblr.com/post/157525909609/man-i-would-fucking-love-to-get-a-scene-where-kara

http://queergirlwriting.tumblr.com/post/157512162494/okay-j-now-that-the-writers-queerbaited-the-fuck

http://queergirlwriting.tumblr.com/post/157528451839/is-there-any-way-you-could-write-something-about

You are so, so, so loved, darling <3 <3 <3

anonymous asked:

Funny how fellow Pharmercy shippers call each other cunts for not drawing exactly how they want. Smh honestly do these people even know what overlay is srsly if you don't know about how coloring digitally works then shut the fuck up. Frustrates me as an artist myself when people who have no knowledge of how coloring works, talk shit. Your art is amazing and keep up the good work. Even though I am a Gency shipper, your art is adorable as heck. It makes me open up to Pharmercy. Love your art ❤️

I’ve been putting this ask aside but I figured I should answer this. Truthfully speaking, I’ve been getting shit from both sides. Regardless what ship, I get accused of whitewashing or how my ship is trash in the comments how I’m not drawing this or that right how which ship is more superior to the other yada yada. And these are all Tumblr exclusive comments. Yay! #TumblrianPride 

It’s easy to devalue and disrespect someone over the internet because you’re not held accountable for what you say. You can discriminate someone behind your screen and think your words are not going to affect anyone. Considering how someone actually private messaged me just to shit talk me about how I don’t have any friends. Tumblr in a nutshell. 

I’m grateful my art has made you appreciate a ship that’s considered a huge NO to your OTP. That’s quite an achievement that I’m proud of. Sorry for the long rant, but thank you so much for understanding.  

Writing is a skill that many people struggle with, and when it comes to academic essays, many people are so anxious about writing that they don’t even know where to start. Many find it easier to begin when they have a clear idea of what they should and should not be doing, so I’ve compiled some tips to hopefully alleviate your essay-induced anxieties.

1. Hooks—you don’t need one. In fact, I would argue that you shouldn’t have one. They’re a juvenile method of starting a paper and, in many cases, they involve broad generalizations that aren’t even true. “Since the beginning of literature, people have been interested in how evil characters are portrayed in novels.” Have they, really? When exactly is the so-called “beginning” of literature? What is your proof that a largely illiterate society cared about the way in which characters were depicted when people like Defoe and Behn were penning some of the first English-language novels? One could argue that most people now don’t even care about how characters are depicted in novels. Get my point? It’s juvenile, sounds lazy, and you can skip all of this by just getting to the damn point by opting to begin your essay rather than constructing a flowery hook.

2. Your thesis. In most cases, your thesis should make an argument of your own, and it should be an argument that you can prove with evidence. You could have a spectacular sounding thesis that is saturated with sophisticated claims and language, but it doesn’t matter how good your thesis sounds if you don’t have textual evidence to back it up. Further, you need to make sure that your thesis answers the question the prompt is asking—if the prompt asks you to use Rousseau’s Discourse on Inequality to access the actions of Frankenstein’s creature, you better make sure that you directly and clearly relate those two texts in your thesis statement. When constructing your thesis statement, make sure that you are addressing the prompt fully, and ensure that you have adequate evidence to back up your claims. You don’t want to get too far into an essay only to realize that you don’t have enough evidence for your argument.

3. Creating a voice in your writing. Have a strong, confident voice. Sound sure of yourself. Don’t say things such as, “This might prove why this character does this.” Make a confident argument—explain in a clear and confident manner the way in which your evidence supports your thesis argument. This is easy to do once you learn how to integrate appropriate quotes into your essays.

4. Using quotes. Quotes are necessary for most forms of essay writing; without them, your argument is weak. Provide context when introducing a quote—don’t simply throw a quote at your reader with no context or explanation. Use shorter quotes when possible, and integrate them into your sentences. Try not to let a quote stand alone as its own sentence. Here’s an example of successfully integrating appropriate quotes into your writing:

“However, Caliban openly attempted to rape Miranda, and when Prospero mentions this, Caliban enthusiastically states that if Prospero hadn’t stopped him, he would have “peopled else this isle with Calibans” (1.2.420-421). Prior to this attempted rape, Prospero and Caliban apparently shared a reciprocal relationship, wherein Prospero taught Caliban English and, in return, Caliban “showed [him] all the qualities o’ th’ isle” (1.2.403).

As you can see above, quotes are used to provide succinct evidence for what you’re talking about. They show that you have read and possess a clear understanding of the text, and they provide textual evidence that strengthens your argument.

5. The structure of your essay. Your essay does not need to be a cookie-cutter five paragraph monstrosity that has been drilled into your brain since 8th grade; you can switch it up as you see necessary. It’s not necessarily a bad thing to have paragraphs of varying lengths, multiple paragraphs discussing the same argument, or even to bring up previously stated topics and arguments in order to further explore what you’re talking about. Don’t feel obligated to constrain yourself to formulaic writing when frankly, it often isn’t the best way to write a paper. Make your argument in the most natural way possible, and if that required seven body paragraphs, then so be it. 

6. Editing your essays. I advise reading your essay out loud when editing. In your initial read-through, check for grammatical mistakes and typos. These mistakes will be obvious if you read your paper aloud. After ensuring that your paper is free from technical errors, reread it again to check how one idea transitions to the next. Does your essay have clear and natural transitions from topic to topic, or are there abrupt shifts that need to be worked out? Finally, make sure your paper adequately proves the overall argument you’re attempting to make. Is your argument the driving force in your paper, or do you make unnecessary digressions? These are all important things to consider before turning in your final essay. 

Remember, writing essays is something that, with practice, can become quite easy. Don’t treat writing an essay as some kind of foreign, impossible task; all writing an essay really involves is making an argument and attempting to prove your argument with evidence. If you can do this, then writing becomes substantially easier. Good luck!

For new witches who are tentative about divination:

So, I know it can be hard sometimes to see divination exactly how it is. Some people see it as THE ANSWER to any problems they have, some see it as total made up bullcrap. And in all honesty, it’s neither.
Take tarot, for example. Seeking answers in the tarot cards is like going to a wise friend for advice. You sit them down for coffee and they say, “So, what’s going on?”
“Well I really like this person, but x y and z are making me really anxious about doing anything about it. What should I do?” Or whatever the question is.
And because they are wise (not ominous, just very wise), they tell you what they think. “It sounds like _____is really the problem here, so what I would do is…” The oracle is not set in stone. It is up to you whether or not you take their advice. You can say, “I never thought of it that way. That’s a really good idea.” Or, “What are you smoking?! Haha, yeah right.”
And there you have it! Happy divining. 🔮

Daniel Radcliffe discussing how he has racist friends but won’t end a friendship over their racist beliefs is exactly why we have a hard time trusting white “allies” and why we’re sick and tired of hearing white “allies” talk about how THEY aren’t racist.

Radcliffe’s exact quote is: “And I’m still friends with them because I don’t think that friendship should be drawn along those lines.”

And like… This is exactly what we mean when we talk about how being an ally means you have to actively help dismantle racism, especially within your communities and with other white people. If you’ve ever said “But I’M not racist so what do you want me to do??????” then this shit right here is what the fuck you’re supposed to do.

Pretending like your white friends holding racist beliefs is just some minor thing you disagree with like what toppings go best on pizza or if Coke is better than Pepsi is, to be quite honest, fucking disgusting.

And if you think that severing a friendship over racism is going too far then you perhaps need to re-evaluate how much of an ally you actually are.

It’s a huge goddamn privilege for racism to just be a minor inconvenience to a friendship and I can guarantee that your friends of color are wondering how you can be an ally when you sit there and allow your other friends to actively dehumanize them

rebuilding genji’s body

mercy: alright these are all the organs we could salvage
genji: cool thanks
genji: dr. ziegler i need you to do me a favour
mercy: of course genji, what is it?
genji: ok can you go find my brother hanzo
genji: you dont have to bring him in or kill him or anything just find him
genji: find him and find out how tall he is
genji: keep it in mind when you make my legs
genji: because i need you to make me one inch taller than him
genji: exactly ONE inch taller
genji: just barely enough so you can TELL im taller than him
genji: no more no less
mercy:
genji:
 please
mercy:
mercy, who has been working for 10 hours straight:
mercy:
 [inhales deeply]
mercy: [exhales slowly]
mercy: [pinches bridge of nose]
mercy: …aight dude

So, when Jack suggests buying Bitty a new oven for his birthday, Ransom says that “Excel says we owe him, like, 3 ovens.” and then they do end up buying him an oven for his birthday. But that still leaves 2 ovens that the Samwell Men’s Hockey team owes Bitty. 

Now, imagine it’s a few years down the road and Bitty is trying to start his own bakery but is a little tight on cash because “Even though you can buy me my bakery Mr. Zimmermann, that doesn’t mean you should”. The Samwell crew wants to help out, but they know Bitty won’t just let them give him the money. As they’re trying to figure out what to do about that, Ransom stumbles upon his old spreadsheets and they know exactly how to help Bitty get started. Bitty sheds many tears when he sees the industrial grade ovens installed in his little shop.

The Sister of my Alpha ~Naughty November~

Prompt: Being Scott’s little sister and seeing Liam behind his back.

Pairing: Liam x Reader

Word  Count: 470

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Why do these assholes think they’re being edgy and “politically incorrect”? This is literally just a list of the most popular things to say. Nearly every holiday song says “Merry Christmas”. Kids are taught from a very young age to salute the flag and to treat troops, police officers, and firefighters as heroes. How is it edgy to simply quote exactly what the government has been indoctrinating a captive audience of children to believe?

The main purpose of free speech is the right to say unpopular, controversial things. If you really want to be edgy and politically incorrect, you should try saying some of these things:

  • Black Lives Matter.
  • Stop police brutality.
  • The military is not above criticism.
  • The flag is just an inanimate piece of fabric, and is not more valuable than oppressed people’s lives.
  • America was never great.
  • Transgender people are allowed to use the restroom that matches their gender identity.
  • Male, white, abled, cisgender, heterosexual privilege is real.
  • There is not a war on Christianity just because other religions are allowed to exist.
  • Spanking children is child abuse.
  • If a law prohibits a victimless action, it’s okay to break it.

Imagine that a business displayed this on a sign. Would conservatives be applauding them for exercising their free speech and not caring who they offend? 

anonymous asked:

How do you draw really shocked expressions? Like You just watched something terrible happen and you can't exactly register it kind of shocked

Well, shock is a very primal response, and is for the most part very vacant, and holds the very basic initial response the person registers. 

A lot of the shock can be invoked through the almost disturbingly emotionless expression. You should be able to see how much tension is involved. 

Also shock can be more easily read when compared to the previous motion, as a sort of contrast. The biggest sense of this is through the pupils, how they mentally process the situation, and how they physically either act or recoil to the situation. 

I hope this wasn’t too vague, and I hope it helps! 💛

this situation has really shaken me to my core. whenever a life is taken away it reminds me just how precious they are, and how you shouldn’t waste them—how you should spend them doing what you love most. i’m so glad jay got to spend hers doing what she loved by caring for her children and others. jay has taught me to give whatever i can whenever i can and be kind and that’s exactly what i’m gonna do.

Listen now. When people talk listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe. You should be able to go into a room and when you come out know everything that you saw there and not only that. If that room gave you any feeling you should know exactly what it was that gave you that feeling. Try that for practice. When you’re in town stand outside the theatre and see how the people differ in the way they get out of taxis or motor cars. There are a thousand ways to practice. And always think of other people.
—  Ernest Hemingway, from Hemingway on Writing

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 and really any artist out there in the Ham fandom- je t’aime. I may not really talk to any of you, but I want you to know I appreciate you because you are doing exactly what you enjoy doing. You all seem like really lovely people, and I admire how you all interact with your followers. There are so many other artists I should be adding to this, so please add them. Everyone deserves to be appreciated.