one of my favourite quotes from anything ever

“There was another reason. The main one.”
“Reason?” I said stupidly.
“Why I married you.”
"Which was?” I don’t know what I expected him to say, perhaps some further revelation of his family’s contorted affairs. What he did say was more of a shock, in its way.
"Because I wanted you.” He turned from the window to face me. “More than I ever wanted anything in my life,” he added softly.”
—  Diana Gabldon, Outlander
Seventeen as Fangirl Quotes

(doing this because Rainbow Rowell is one of my favourite authors of all time who’s with me)

S.Coups: “I choose you over everyone.” 

Jeonghan: “I don’t want to do anything. I don’t even want to start this day because then I’ll just be expected to finish it.” 

Joshua: “Happily ever after, or even just together ever after, is not cheesy. It’s the noblest, the most courageous thing two people can shoot for.” 

Jun: "You know that I’m falling in love with you, right?” 

Hoshi: “There’s nothing more intoxicating than creating something from nothing.”

Wonwoo: “To really be a nerd, she’d decided, you had to prefer fictional worlds to the real one.” 

Woozi: “You’re never going to find a guy who’s exactly like you—first of all, because that guy never leaves his dorm room.” 

DK: “You give away nice like it doesn’t cost you anything.” 

Mingyu: “Have you ever heard sculptors say that they don’t actually sculpt an object; they sculpt away everything that isn’t the object?” 

The8: “I don’t trust anybody. Not anybody. And the more that I care about someone, the more sure I am they’re going to get tired of me and take off.” 

Seungkwan: “But you’re so helpless sometimes. It’s like watching a kitten with its head trapped in a Kleenex box.” 

Vernon: “Sometimes writing is running downhill, your fingers jerking behind you on the keyboard the way your legs do when they can’t quite keep up with gravity.” 

Dino: “If we stop to apologize and forgive each other every time we step on each other’s toes, we’ll never have time to be friends.” 

Long Overdue {TVD 2x03 Review}

1. Rewatching the “Previously On” I get why Tyler’s “So the black sheep returns” line to Mason bothers me, it’s because the saying is “So the prodigal son returns” anything else just sounds awkward.

2. Elena’s reaction to Jeremy’s neck being snapped still leaves a lot to be desired, I mean in general but also when she actually thought that Damon killed him for good.

3. I still don’t get why they’re so interested in whether or not the Lockwoods are werewolves at this point, it just feels premature. I feel like Bonnie needed to have a flash of Mason kissing Katherine for them to be so invested in whether or not they’re werewolves because right now, if they are, who cares.

4. You know it’s cute that Elena says if Stefan has a problem with Damon going on the road trip she’ll stay home and Stefan is Stefan and mature and tells her to go but the show is transparent by having Stefan bring up that they can go later and that question is never answered, Elena just offers (and not in a manipulative way) to stay home and Stefan tells her to go. There’s no real reason why they couldn’t wait a few days so the show should’ve made it time sensitive.

5. Also Isobel’s office would not be intact if she hadn’t been at work for months/years, like a new professor would’ve been hired. “She’s technically still missing” that doesn’t mean that they just keep her office there like a shrine.

6. “I mean this is the south honey but no one likes to reminisce about the old slave days” TVD’s one reference to enslavement and it’s tone deaf af.

7. Watching this Stefonnie scene like … so Paul how excited were you to be able to share this scene with Kat?

8. I was talking about this with my friend, the whole “did Damon know Jeremy was wearing the ring” it doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter if he knew or didn’t know because he still killed her brother because she wouldn’t kiss him, it’s still a gross act of violence and punishment so the debate is frankly stupid.

9. “If you kill her, I swear I will never talk to you again.” “What makes you think that has any power over me?” Because it does and you’re obvious and trash about it.

10. Neurotic Vampire Caroline is exactly the same as Neurotic Human Caroline tho, nothing about it is amplified.

11. “Why are you staring at him with your Serious Vampire look?” “My wha – my Serious Vampire Look??” Still a very cute exchange. Steroline should’ve stayed here.

12. “It’s a bummer were not friends anymore because I could tell you what I know.” “Now who’s manipulating who?” That isn’t really how manipulation works, but whatever. Or good manipulation, I should say.

13. TVD’s Aztec version of the lycanthrope origin story is a very generic origin story that literally did not need to be repeated.

14. Why is it such a huge ass deal that the werewolf bite is fatal to vampires? So is fire and so is a stake. They’re actually pretty vulnerable creatures.

15. Not that finding out that something else can kill you is a small deal but if it’s a big deal it has to be like a huge, OTHER VAMPIRES SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS kind of deal. How is there no vampire grapevine?

16. Caroline actually waits a long time to reconcile with Matt, like it was full-out sunny when she compelled that girl to leave and it’s full-out night when she’s like “Are you mad?”

17. Also love how worried Elena is about Stefan on the phone, calling him to be like so we found out all this information and it could be bullshit but it’s a full moon, like she is so endearingly worried.

18. “Doppelgangers usually torment the people they look like, trying to undo their lives.” “More things we already know.” Why are they acting like Katherine completely destroyed Elena’s life? That happens later but right now, she has just gone to the Forwood wake disguised as Elena and kissed Damon, she’s just been petty. Damon killing Jeremy as a result of not being a grown ass man because his feelings were hurt by Elena and Katherine is a Damon thing not a Katherine thing.

19; You know, it would’ve been cool if Stefan knew werewolves existed and a long time ago a force whose job it was to hunt werewolves down and exterminate them came to him like you should join our force and he said no because he finds it wrong and he’s trying to stay away from killing because it’ll reactive ripper tendencies so he’s been keeping the Lockwoods safe by keeping his mouth shut and then when Damon finds out and Stefan isn’t surprised he’s like why aren’t you surprised and Stefan explains to him what happened those years ago and Damon is like why didn’t you tell me, and Stefan’s like I was sworn to secrecy. Well why wouldn’t they tell me about their super secret assassination mission? Because you’re not exactly super secret assassin material, Damon. You lash out too much.

20. Why is TA chick telling Ric to call her, she said, like, 5 words to him.

21. Ian trying to put on an accent saying Katerina Petrova is ridiculous. Stop it.

22. “Men snoop too you know” no one said it was only women, Damon you sexist ass.

23. Stefan really was like Caroline’s older brother/father figure in season 2 tho.

24. “I mean if I followed my own advice I should’ve walked away from Elena a long time ago.” “Do you ever think yo should’ve? “I know I should’ve. I just can’t.” One of my favourite SE quotes.

25. Did anyone really care about Jenna and Ric?

26. “This doesn’t mean that things are back to the way things used to be, Damon” except what was “used to be” though? Seriously, I’m asking because they actually do not spend much time together in season 1 and if they did it was always about Stefan. They didn’t even develop a shorthand or anything, it’s not even like Elena was comfortable with Damon, she just shouldn’t have been as angry as she should’ve when he was killing her friends.

27. “I thought friends don’t manipulate each other.” But Damon, you and her just established that Elena knew from the beginning of the day that you “lost her forever” which means that you weren’t her friend, you were someone with information that she needed. Also considering that you killed her brother, lied about knowing if he would come back to life and just admitted that you lied, you have some fucking nerve to stand on her porch and tell her she’s just like Katherine because you’re in your feelings.

28. I guess we’re supposed to assume that Liz invited Katherine into the house thinking she was Elena and that’s how she got into Caroline’s bedroom?

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Fake You Out feels like it leads directly on from Kitchen Sink, the triumphal moment when Tyler screams our brains are sick, but that’s okay, and I can write those words, but they don’t make sense, not here, they only make sense in a room full of screaming kids, and if you’re one of them, then you’re one of me –

A lot of music only really makes sense live. Famous Last Words by MCR, Mean by Taylor Swift. You need to hear the music thrumming through your feet, and you need to hear the words screamed around you, a chorus of people promising to live, to be more.

Performance is really important to twenty one pilots, and part of that is because they’re really aware there are only two of them and they want to put on the best live show possible so they make sure to have lots of energy, and part of that is because so much of it is about suffering in the now, and you have to be performative for that, you can’t sing what kids are doing are killing themselves with half a smile on your face, feet planted by the microphone stand, and when he’s performing Tyler looks like he can barely stand still, practically vibrating with movement, pacing and climbing and jumping and backflipping like there’s so much there’s so much it can only come out physically, and Josh is wild to watch, and the two of them together, it’s like watching life and –

I’ll fall/and I’ll break/and I’ll fake/all I wanna

It’s inevitable, you will fall and you will break, and there will be days when you fake a smile and days where you don’t have the energy, but there will be days when you get up, when you fix yourself, when your smiles are real and you don’t have to be afraid of the words around you.

Yeah, and I’ll fall down/And I’ll break down/And I’ll fake you out/All I wanna

My favourite ever OWOB post was the one for I’m Not Okay, and in it Aly talks about the I just wanna being left open. I’m going to quote from it now because it is honestly the best thing I have ever read about a) depression b) literally anything ever, if I could do my dissertation on this blog post I would

“A lot of being depressed, for me, was not wanting things - not wanting anything, regardless of what it was. “I’m Not Okay” gave me I’m not okay but it also gave me I just wanna, it let me leave that sentence unfinished. Sometimes you don’t need to want a thing. Sometimes you don’t know what you want. Sometimes it is enough to be alive, to want in its barest, broadest sense, and to recognize that you are fucked up right now and maybe it’s permanent and maybe it’s not but it is yours and you own it and you can scream it from the rooftops anytime you want.”

I’ll never be, be what you see inside, Tyler tells us, I’ll never be that, I will never be what I planned to be when we wrote down our futures in primary school, and I am terrified, and I will fall and break, and I will lie to your face when you ask me if I’m okay now, but I still know how to want, even if it is broad and unfathomable and intangible, and that will be enough, for now.

Nephilim Week:

Favourite Quotes | Ones that have stuck

“Ghosts are memories, and we carry them because those we love do not leave the world.”- James Carstairs.

  • This quote means a lot. I really do believe that the ones we love don’t leave the physical world, and that they are always with us. Just because one person is gone, doesn’t mean they are forgotten and that is exactly how I see things when it comes to the ones we lose to death.

“Everybody has the potential to be extraordinary. As long as you have a soul and free will, you can be anything, do anything, choose anything.”- Magnus Bane.

  • This is one of my favourite quotes ever, not only is it by my favourite character, but it has so much meaning. It’s something everyone can live by, because no matter who you are, where you come from or what you have; you have the potential to do anything and be extraordinary and unique.

“In difficult times. In dark times. Some people shine.”- Jocelyn Fairchild.

  • I love this quote because it is so uplifting. No matter what one person is going through, there is always good at the end, as long as you are willing to look for it. Sometimes brightness can come from dark circumstances and situations.

“All the stories are true.”- City of Bones.

  • This is another of my most favourite quotes-it meant so much to me I had it tattooed. Though it does mean a lot to me. Everything is true to me, not only Cassandra Clare’s stories, but every book I read, it comes to life and is real for me. Just like it would-hopefully-for every reader.

“If he hadn’t been dying, then yes, you should have told him the truth. But he died thinking he was loved and forgiven. There are much worse gifts you could give someone than that. What he did to you was terrible, and he knew it. But few people are all good or all bad. Think of it as a gift you gave to the good in him. Wherever Jordan’s going—and I do believe we all go somewhere—think of it as the light that will bring him home.”- Bat Velasquez.

  • Despite the character being underappreciated, he has become one of my favourites and this is another favourite quote of mine. This quote is so true and something I believe in; it’s better to have let someone die thinking they were loved, as oppose to having someone die thinking they weren’t. Love is the strongest of all emotions and feelings, and I think it will guide someone on to the other side.