one of my personal favorite songs

The Color Of My World // A Stiles Stilinski AU

Prompt: Soulmate AU where for your entire life you’ve only ever seen black and white, until you receive the first touch from your soulmate and color blooms before your very eyes. But, what would you do if you found out your soulmate was the one person your current boyfriend hates the most in this world?

Relationships: Stiles Stilinski x Reader/Theo Raeken x Reader/Stiles Stilinski x OFC/Theo Raeken x OFC

Warnings: Intimate Dancing, Kissing, Swearing, and Future Smut (I gotta build it up first y’all but smut is coming)

Song: Flaslight by Jessie J (Cover by Leroy Sánchez)

Word Count: 3,157

A/N: Y’all this was a long time coming. This series is so incredibly important to me, it took me months on end to write. This is without a doubt my favorite story I have written so far and has become my baby. Special thanks to @sarcasticallystilinski for reading it over and supporting me! I really hope you guys love this as much as I do.

P.s. All of the songs will be in Stiles’ POV and, Oh My God, I highly recommend you listen to them after every part to know what’s going on in his mind throughout the story. 

Love, Soulmates and Colors are the three words I despise the most in this world. They ring in my ears like sharp nails scratching against a dry chalkboard and, yet, it seems to be all everyone ever talks about.

“When will I find my soulmate?”

“All I ever see is black and white, I hope one day I’ll meet her and see color.”

“Wait, what do you mean you’re only seeing blue?”

Everyone on this God forsaken planet can only see the dull shades of black and white. However, rumor has it, that that completely changes when you meet your soulmate - as if that bullshit actually exists. Apparently, the moment your skin touches theirs, your entire world becomes vibrant with color and life.

I don’t believe it for one second. Not because I’m bitter or anything, but because I’ve never actually met anyone who can see in color and, therefore, I don’t believe that possibility exists. What would a world full of color even look like? I’m so used to the reality of black and white that the idea of shades other than these two seem so foreign and impossible.

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anonymous asked:

what do you think of the album? i've been seeing so much negativity on it and i'm just like less hyped you know :(

personally, this album isn’t my favorite, but it’s great. they look amazing, i can’t stop listening to all the songs, and we’re breaking records left and right… i’m pretty happy with everything ;u; 

and yeah, there’s been some negativity surrounding the comeback… remember that bts are artists, and they’ll continue to grow and experiment–that’s one of the reasons i love them in the first place. you can’t be expected to like everything they try out, and that’s okay! it doesn’t make you less of an ARMY. don’t feel bad about liking the album or disliking the album, just continue loving bts and that is enough ♡

rules: answer the questions in a new post and tag 10 blogs you would like to get to know better.

tagged by @im-nora-ephron-bitch

a - age: 22

b - birthplace: Monterey Park, CA (LA basically)

c - current time: 8:47pm PST 

d - drink you last had: vodka lol

e - easiest person to talk to: @badtuesday

f - favorite song: too many

g - grossest memory: being trapped on a boat during a huge storm with 100 seasick kids during our field trip to Catalina Island. Vomit. Everywhere.

h - horror yes or horror no:  YEEEESSSS

i - in love?: with the idea of love

j - jealous of people?: lol ye all the time im a jealous bitch

l - love at first sight or should I walk by again?: first sight

m - middle name: Legally I don’t have one, but my family uses Rosario (my mothers name)

n - number of siblings: 8

o - one wish: to date someone who actually loves me back for once

p - person you called last: My doctor

q - question you are always asked: *points at my tattoo* what’s that mean?

r - reason to smile: Kadena trash squad ❤️

s - song you last sang: Past Lives by Kesha

t - time you woke up: 8:00am

u - underwear colour:  Pink!

v - vacation destination: I’m planning a trip to Australia

w - worst habit: cracking my wrist

x - x-rays: once

f - favorite food: platanos maduros

z - zodiac sign: Cancer

I hate tagging people in these things so if you wanna do it go ahead and just say that I tagged you :)

Alphabet Soup

Tagged by: @strikezilla01
Rules: Answer the questions in a new post and tag 10 blogs you’d like to get to know better.

Age: 25
Birthplace: Temecula, California
Current Time: 7:31PM EST
Drink You Last Had: Water
Easiest Person To Talk To: My closest friend, Addie
Favorite Song: Imagine - John Lennon
Grossest Memory: Dislocating my knee
Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
In love: Yes ❤️
Jealous Of People: Comparisons are odious.
Killed Anyone: Never, unless it was self defense or someone was hurting my kid. Love At First Sight or Should I Walk By Again: I don’t believe it love at first “sight” but maybe love at first “know.” I have to know you, to truly love you.
Middle Name: Marie
Number Of Siblings: Three brothers.
One wish: Peace and acceptance for every human being.
Person You Last Called: Mom. Question You Are Always Asked: “How much do hearing aids cost?”
Reasons To Smile: Family, Friends, Love, Pizza
Song You Last Sung: The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Time You Woke Up: 7:30AM EST
Underwear Color: Teal Blue
Vacation Destination: Ireland, Italy
Worst Habit: Laziness
X-Rays: Dislocated knee, broken nose
Your Favorite Food: Pizza and basically all Italian foods.
Zodiac Sign: Libra

Tagging: I only picked 8 blogs because I’m a rebel. I rarely do these things, so I’m tagging you for fun but no obligations: @ellenya, @voidlightmoon, @hersacredbreaths, @mycrumplednotebook, @aniketadeptinmacabre, @silver-tongue-bastard, @madworlddiary, @rarasworldbro.

✌🏼🌹

Answer these 30 questions about yourself and then tag 20 other blogs you’d like to get to know!

1.) Nicknames - Seal, Jeff, J

2.) Gender - Male

3.) Star sign - Capricorn

4.) Height - 5’ 5 ½"

5.) Time - 8:51 P.M., CST

6.) Birthday - December 29, 1988

7.) Favorite band - The Nth Power

8.) Favorite solo artist - D'Angelo

9.) Song stuck in my head - The War on Drugs - Pain
. I listen to it daily. It’s one of those songs that’s therapeutic for me.
10.) Last movie you watched - Goodfellas

11.) Last show you watched - Atlanta

12.) When did I create my blog - 2011

13.) What do I post - Lately it’s been mostly pictures I’ve taken. I go through periods where I’m hardly on Tumblr at all. I’m trying to be more active on here.
14.) Last thing I googled - The phone number for the local Chinese takeout joint.

15.) Do you have other blogs - Nope.

16.) Do you get asks - Rarely.

17.) Why did you choose your url - I’m not sure where I got speaksteady from. I think I just liked the way it sounded. But the title of my blog is the title of an album by The Benevento/Russo Duo. But I feel like it carries multiple meanings.

18.) Following - 727

19.) Followers - 935

20.) Favorite colors - Blue. I like neutral earthy colors. And black.

21.) Average hours of sleep - 5

22.) Lucky number - 41

23.) Instruments I played - Guitar & piano.

24.) What am I wearing - Black Under Armour jogging pants (for comfort not exercise), Stance socks & briefs, Nike SB Kostons, Grey t-shirt, black Stax mesh hat, gold-ish watch, & wood beaded bracelets.

25.) How many blankets I sleep with - A sheet, a bedspread, & a throw
.
26.) Dream job - Play music full time & tour/travel the world, produce beats for rappers, singers, etc, or score films.

27.) Dream trip - Spain or Australia. 

28.) Favorite food - Lebanese food. All of it. Grape leaves, Kibbeh (baked, fried, & raw), tabouli, stuffed squash, Syrian bread, & cabbage rolls.

29.) Nationality - I’m half Lebanese.

30.) Favorite song - Sturgill Simpson - Just Let Go (I could never decide a definite favorite, this is one of thousands)

tagged by @a-mi-zivi. thank you! ♥︎

Rules: Answer the questions in a new post and tag 10 blogs you would like to get to know better.

A - Age: 42

B - Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA

C - Current time: 1359 

D - Drink you last had: I’m drinking coffee right now

E- Easiest person to talk to: probably either my husband or my mom

F - Favorite song: silly rabbit, I cannot pick ONE favorite song! I’ll name a few faves that come to mind: for playing on the piano, one of Bach’s minuets or Sonata by Mannheim Steamroller. For singing, anything in four-part harmony but especially Christmas carols. Just general faves: Break Your Heart by Barenaked Ladies, Burn from Hamilton, Islands by Sara Bareilles, Sigh No More by Mumford and Sons, and many many MANY more. Also, anything I can sing along with easily, that’s in my range.

G - Grossest memory: Oh, maybe the time I was walking down the street in downtown Vancouver and a bird pooped on my head? Or any of the times I’ve been sick with a cold and have been so congested and coughed so much that I wound up vomiting. 

H - Horror yes or Horror no: NO THANK YOU.

I - In love?: Yep, happily married and in love with my husband. Also, kind of in love with my kids. And my cats. And whatever the last really good book or fic I read was. And coffee.

J - Jealous of people?: Yeah, sometimes. I get to experience a lot of cool things because my husband is in the military and we live all of these amazing places, and we’re very comfortable financially and we don’t have to worry about paying for healthcare…but then a friend will talk about all the yard work they’re doing to make their home functional and beautiful, or my mom will mention going to my niece’s Christmas program or I’ll see photos of people’s kids on FB with their friends that they’ve gone to school with since they were in preschool, and those things all seem like impossible dreams to us. Sigh.

L - Love at first sight or should I walk by again?: I am demisexual, I will not fall in love with you until I get to know you and we’ve bonded emotionally. 

M - Middle name: Ann. Super boring and common.

N - Number of siblings: one brother, 17 months younger. Three sisters-in-law.

O - One wish: that the president of my country gets impeached or resigns soon.

P - Person you called last: Uh…I think it was my mom? She’s the main person I usually call. Everyone else I text or email. :)

Q - Question you are always asked: Did you color your hair purple yourself?

R - Reason to smile: my 6yo asks me to give her math problems all the time, and it’s really nice to see her enjoying something that a lot of people struggle with.

S - Song you last sang: Dancing Queen by ABBA, because of a comment on a gifset I saw a few minutes ago. :) (It takes very little to get me singing.)

T - Time you woke up: 0930

U - Underwear colour: black

V - Vacation destination: our vacations almost always involve visiting people, since we live so far away from our family and loved ones. I’m really hoping to get to England soon, to visit @pepperf :D

W - Worst habit: procrastination, probably

X - X-rays: I’ve had my teeth x-rayed, and I think I had my chest and stomach x-rayed for some medical stuff last spring. I’ve had MRIs done too, and a mammography.

F - Favorite food: mango, fresh bread with butter, salmon nigiri, really good fries, homemade beef stew, roasted broccoli, et al

Z - Zodiac Sign: pisces

low-key, no-pressure tagging some folks from my recent activity: @socialblueberry, @crystalgemclintbarton, @thegracelane, @dorothyoz39, @violetren, @celerylapel, @jeremybrettfan, @selfishjean, @melimegreenleaf, @applepiips, and anyone else who’d like to do this. 

anonymous asked:

I'm one of the kpop anons and getting into kpop is rlly hard when you don't wanna talk to fans because you know they'll crucify you. I want to find more bands but it's kinda hard with no fanbase to talk to. Any band recs??

Groups that personally appear in my playlist a lot and why I like them, coming right up. You may know most of these if not all but yeah these are just my faves.

BTS - My favorite group, their songs are really fun in my opinion. Great vocals and rap. The members are adorable and very, very likable.

EXO - Probably my second favorite, they put vocals in the center more. I like their songs from when EXO-K/EXO-M were no longer a thing a lot better. The members are sweet and likable.

GOT7 - Their songs are really catchy and fun to listen to. I really like their choreographies and the members are really cute and funny. Lots of memes.

Seventeen - Their songs are more poppy and cutesy than the other groups, but still very catchy. The choreographies are awesome, and the members themselves are really sweet and funny.

Monsta X - Their songs have a little bit of a different style than the other groups. I really like their sound and their songs are really catchy and fun. Members are funny and cute. Good memes too.

NCT 127 - They have a bit of a different style with a lot of focus on rap and dancing. Their songs are catchy and fun to listen to, I really like the rapping in their music. I don’t know the group itself as well but from what I’ve seen the members are cute.

BIGBANG - They’re very popular so I was hesitant about including them. They’re a very iconic group, what many call the kings of kpop. Their songs are super catchy and fun, the members are funny, sweet and likable. Great group.

VIXX - Beautiful songs with a lot of focus on vocals rather than rap. They have a bit of a different style and a lot of their songs are more quiet and lyrical and less hype, which I can totally dig. Members are very funny and cute.

I don’t listen to girl groups as much. The only girl group I like is BLACKPINK, they’re really popular and have very catchy songs. Their choreographies are easy to learn if you’re into that kinda thing and the girls themselves are really funny and adorable.

TMI tag

tagged by the lovely @daphneann, thank you thank you.

  1. What are you wearing? a white Halsey shirt
  2. Ever been in love? oh yes.
  3. Ever had a terrible breakup? pretty sure every break up i’ve had is pretty terrible.
  4. How tall are you? probably exactly 5ft
  5. How much do you weigh? honestly i don’t know
  6. Any tattoos? i wish!
  7. Any piercings? only my ears
  8. OTP? i don’t do that.
  9. favorite show? X-Files
  10. favorite bands? PVRIS, Highly Suspect, MisterWives
  11. Something you miss? myself
  12. Favorite song? Wolf - Highly Suspect
  13. How old are you? 22
  14. Zodiac sign? Gemini
  15. Quality you look for in a partner? honesty, sense of humor, respect, personal space, understanding, trustworthy
  16. Favorite quote? “And I have one of those very loud, stupid laughs. I mean if I ever sat behind myself in a movie or something, I’d probably lean over and tell myself to please shut up.” -Holden Caufield. The Catcher in The Rye - J.D. Salinger (just one of my favorites, i have too many)
  17. Favorite actor? either Johnny Depp or Wentworth Miller
  18. Favorite color? lavender
  19. Loud music or soft? depends how bad the headache is that day
  20. Where do you go when you’re sad? to sleep.
  21. How long does it take you to shower? depends how long my hair is.
  22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? i don’t?
  23. Ever been in a physical fight? no, thank god. i’d lose.
  24. Turn on? glasses
  25. Turn off? cockiness
  26. The reason I joined tumblr? to post my poetry somewhere
  27. Fears? drowning, suffocating
  28. Last thing that made you cry? talking to my ex
  29. Last time you said you loved someone? the other night
  30. Meaning behind your tumblr name? i am enslaved to my depressive mind.
  31. Last book you read? The Dead-Tossed Waves - Carrie Ryan
  32. The book you’re currently reading? i wish i was reading
  33. Last show you watched? The Office
  34. Last person you talked to? my girlfriend
  35. The relationship between you and the person you last texted? she’s my girlfriend…
  36. Favorite food? pasta
  37. Place you want to visit? fucking everywhere. i live in the desert. time for a change.
  38. Last place you were? the laundry room.
  39. Do you have a crush? does my girlfriend count?
  40. Last time you kissed someone? who knows.
  41. Last time you were insulted? when my friend said my voice sounded like a prepubescent boy who hasn’t grown his first hair yet. (it was funny though) 
  42. Favorite flavor of sweets? chocolate
  43. What instruments do you play? i’m not that cool
  44. Favorite piece of jewelery? i don’t wear any anymore, but i do adore rings & necklaces
  45. Last sport you played? i don’t play sports?
  46. Last song you sang? F**k Me Up - Highly Suspect
  47. Favorite chat up line? why date them when you can date me?
  48. Have you ever used it? yep (in a joking manner to my friend)
  49. Last time you hung out with anyone? a hundred years ago
  50. Who should answer these questions next? uh, anyone… if they’re comfortable. @janusthelonely, @anonymous-hoper, @xxxmadelinexxx –if not that’s cool. :^)
Send me a letter to my inbox.

A- are you single?
B- birthday?
C- crush?
D- did u get ur first kiss?
E- easiest person to talk to?
F- favorite song?
G- good at?
H- hair color?
I- in love?
J- jealous of?
K- known as?
L- longest relationship?
M- middle name?
N- number?
O- one wish?
P- person last texted?
Q- question always asked?
R- reason to smile?
S- song last listened to
T- time you woke up?
U- 3 biggest wishes?
V- violent moment?
W- worst fear?
X- ex you still liked after it was ended?
Y- your last hug?
Z- zodiac sign?

I was really struggling this week. Working way too hard, skipping breaks and meals, not staying hydrated, not showering, not taking my meds. it was bad. even at the busiest times, self-care is so so important. if I needed help, then I’m probably not the only one. all of these lil ideas are small and relatively easy and I highly doing something nice for yourself, even if it’s not on the list. hope you all have a wonderful day/week/year. 

(my personal favourites in bold)

  1. drink some cold water
  2. wash your hands and face with cool water
  3. make some tea
  4. get a blanket and snuggle it around you
  5. snuggle an animal/stuffed animal
  6. buy your favorite candy from the gas station
  7. close your eyes and listen to your fav song on repeat for 10 mins
  8. put on some throwback jams (high school musical, mamma mia, 90s, u do u) and dance around ur room in ur undies 
  9. make a calming playlist
  10. call a friend/relative just to say hi and hear someone else’s voice
  11. rewatch cute/funny/happy clips from ur fav tv show/band/movie on youtube
  12. put on a skirt and twirl (yes boys/agenders/trans u can do this too)
  13. scribble really hard with black pen on a blank page and scream
  14. look at the sky/moon/sunset/sunrise/stars
  15. write
  16. watch kitten/puppy/small animal live streams on youtube
  17. go outside, even if its just by ur front door, and take some deep breaths
  18. eat something - fruit, veggies are best
  19. change ur contacts/clean ur glasses if you wear those
  20. change your underwear
  21. if u can’t get urself to shower, wash off w a damp washcloth/baby wipe
  22. put on a cute/comfy outfit that makes you feel good about urself
  23. dont put eye makeup on so you can rub your eyes & they wont feel heavy
  24. stretch, do some yoga or meditate
  25. get a breathing/meditation app and use it (headspace is gr8)
  26. take a nap
  27. go to bed before 11 pm
  28. brush your teeth
  29. turn off bright harsh lights and use smaller, warmer lamps
  30. unplug. give your eyes/brain a break from screens for a half hour
  31. get one of those pet/family apps/games and care for someone else for a change
  32. find cool people on tumblr and send them anonymous compliments (that you actually think are true - spread love)
  33. find a quote, write it/print it nicely and stick it on ur wall
  34. watch a new movie
  35. boil some cinnamon sticks/vanilla bean for 5 mins so ur house smells pretty. if in ur room, use essential oil drops or candles
  36. make your bed
  37. vacuum 
  38. wipe down ur desk w some disinfectant
  39. clean something - a backpack, small area, fluff ur pillow, put away one shirt
  40. do your makeup all pretty and nice just because/dress up just because
  41. research into your dream job/vacation/city/whatever
  42. open up pages/canva/photshop/etc and make something just for fun
  43. build a fort and crawl under it
  44. find an easy diy and do it/ be proud of ur creative genius
  45. make a list of things that make you happy. stick it somewhere you’ll see it all the time
  46. print a picture of someone/thing that’s pissing u off and throw things at it (tape it to a dart board if u have one)
  47. reread a book that makes you happy
  48. clip your nails, clean the dirt from under them
  49. send some good old fashioned snail mail to someone u like just for fun
  50. take some selfies if you’re feelin it (see #40)
  51. fuzzy socks. enough said. 
  52. make yourself a fancy meal/cocktail/coffee/tea latte/drink/whatevs
  53. open ur window or put on a fan/air purifier. get some air circulating
  54. draw, even if u think u suck. 
  55. reach out to kids help phone (canada) or a suicide hotline if you need to talk to someone about more serious matters. you deserve help and care and support. (message me if you need resources)
  56. donate to a local animal shelter (if u have the means obviously)
  57. go for a walk/run/bike ride
  58. put on a face mask
  59. take a bubble path
  60. shave ur legs and moisturize
  61. moisturize 
  62. bake some cookies
  63. go on spotify/youtube and find some new music you love
  64. make a really fun upbeat playlist for next time u get the aux cord
  65. scroll through some wholesome or funny meme accounts. whatever you’re in the mood for. 
  66. take some cool pictures of whatever you want
  67. change up your room in any small ( or big) way that you can
  68. teach urself a new skill on youtube (simple like a hair style, or complicated like an instrument, whatever u want)
  69. sign up to volunteer at a library/homeless shelter/soup kitchen/retirement home/daycare center/etc. help those who need it. be giving. 
  70. put on sad music and cry. let ur mascara run. be dramatic. let it out.
  71. put rock music on and stomp and scream throw (soft) things. let it out. 
  72. teach urself the words to a fast rap song thats cool right now so you can impress ur friends/classmates/family
  73. print off some kid colouring pages and dont stay inside the lines
  74. brush your hair, take it out of a ponytail if its been like that for a while, or put it up if its down and in ur way
  75. diy a hair mask (coconut oil) and do that
  76. exfoliate ur whole body and feel like a whole new person
  77. clear out ur phone/laptop. delete old messages, numbers of people u dont like/hang out with, get rid of photos of shitty friends, apps u dont use, etc
  78. find cards against humanity online (or if u have it use the cards) and play with urself - make funny matches just because
  79. empty a drawer (or multiple) and fold ur stuff neatly
  80. do something that will make u sweat (gym, dance, clean) then take a nice shower
  81. take a second to listen to ur body. unclench muscles that are clenched, fix ur poster, massage/stretch tight areas
  82. move to a different area of the house for a little while. clear ur head. 
  83. go out, anywhere. window shop, go to a coffee shop/library and work. people watch if ur broke. 
  84. update your planner
  85. make Pinterest board/real life vision of things that make you happy for when in this situation again
  86. find a youtuber you like and watch their videos
  87. lie on the floor, listen to music and do nothing for a while
  88. give yourself a pep talk in the mirror and then stand like superman for a few mins. sounds silly but it works. its called powerposing. look it up. 
  89. repeating this bc important: hydrate!!!
  90. start a new tv show
  91. order something online so u have something to look forward to
  92. go sit with a family member and keep them company. u dont have to talk to them. 
  93. the app ‘trump dump’ will make u feel better about the current us political situation
  94. read happy news: find stories of students doing something cool, women kicking ass, men being amazing, whatever. bonus points if this inspires u
  95. sort your garbage from recycling and help the environment
  96. smile at people you see just because. smiling is good and nice. 
  97. look at old pictures of u and ur fav people
  98. go through old yearbooks and take a second to appreciate how far you’ve come
  99. go to a park and watch kids play. remember what it’s like to be young. realize you are still young. go on the swings and go as high as u can
  100. play in a sandbox just because u still can

xo soph

OTP !!
  • Person A and B are in a car. B is driving, and the radio is playing softly. They're probably sitting in peaceful silence, or having small talk.Then, the song changes to A's favorite song!
  • Person A: *screams at the top of their lungs*
  • Person B: *swerves car a bit* WHAT THE FUCK! WHAT IS IT!
  • Person A: I love this song!! *turns up volume and starts singing*
  • Person B: ... WE COULD HAVE DIED!!!!
Good Things that Happened in 2016

·         New chemotherapy breakthroughs have increased the 5-year survival for pancreatic cancer from 16% to 27% (and is getting better)

·         Scientists figured out how to link robotic limbs with the part of the brain that deals with intent to move so people don’t have to think about how they will move the limb, it can just happen.

·         Child mortality is down everywhere and it keeps going down.

·         Thanks to the ice bucket challenge the gene responsible for ALS has been found, meaning we are closer to an effective treatment. Let me rephrase that: we are close to getting a treatment for a very bad disease because a lot of people (including really hot celebrities) got wet.

·         A solar powered plan circumnavigated the world.

·         Michael Jordan donates 2mil to try and help bridge connection between police and the community.

·         Tiger numbers are growing.

·         And manatees.

·         And pandas.

·         Pakistan has made strides toward outlawing honor killings.

·         70,000 Muslim clerics declared a fatwa against ISIS.

·         Pokemon Go players went insane with placing lure modules near hospitals for sick kids.

·         California is now powering over 6 million homes with solar power, a record in the US (and that is the tightest shit)

·         Volunteers in India planted 50 million trees in 24 hours.

·         Apparently world crime as a whole has drastically declined as a whole in the last couple of decades.

·         Coffee consumption has been proved to help curtail cancer and suicide rates.

·         Speaking of coffee Starbucks figured out how to donate perishable food in a food safe way.

·         500 elephants were relocated to a better, safer and bigger home.

·         We made massive strides in Alzheimers’ prevention (my grandmother literally told me that scares her more than getting cancer this is very good news)

·         The ozone layer is repairing itself and all the work we did to get rid of those aerosol chemicals was actually worth it.

·         A new therapy developed in Israel could cure radiation sickness.

·         The Anglican church resolved to solemnize same-sex unions the same as opposite-sex unions which required a super majority of all three orders of the church (lay, clergy, bishop).

·         The Rabbinical Assembly issued a resolution affirming the rights of transgender and non-conforming individuals.

·         Precision treatments for cancer are hitting clinical trials and WORKING (as someone who’s had relatives with cancer this is the best news)

·         Dentists are once again providing free care to veterans who need it.

·         The Orlando Shakespeare Festival showed up with angel wings to block funeral-goers for the Orlando Pulse victims, view from anti-gay protesters

·         Rise Women’s Legal Centre opened

·         Death by heart disease has decreased by 70% in the United States

·         Two brothers saw color for the first time thanks to specially-designed glasses

• Portugal ran its entire nation solely on renewable energy for four days straight

·         A retiree is launching a project to transport 80 endangered rhinos to an Australian reservation to save the animals from poaching

·         An Afghan teacher has been delivering books via bicycle to villages that lack schools

·         Harriet Tubman is going to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

·         200 strangers attended the funeral of a homeless WW2 veteran with no family

·         A teen battling cancer married his sweetheart

·         Bank firm pays for college tuition for the children of employees who died in the 9/11 attacks

·         New medicine has been shown to increase melanoma survival rate to 40%

·         Over 800 Boko Harem Hostages were rescued by Nigerian Army

·         Toys R Us is Offering Quiet Shopping Hour for kids with autism this holiday season

·         Volunteers made special tiny Halloween costumes for NICU babies

·         A 4-year old befriends a lonely man and helped him heal after losing his wife

·         Families grew

·         People survived c ancer

·         People overcame depression

·         Any kind of victory, even if it affects only one person,  is a victory

·         Now for the pop culture good news

·         LEONARDO DICAPRIO WON AN OSCAR! EVERYONE READING THIS LIVED LONG ENOUGH TO SEE LEO FINALLY GET WHAT HE DESERVED

·         There’s a new Harry Potter book

·         And a movie

·         Harry Potter has no plans on vanishing with time

·         This sweet father gave candy to passengers on a flight so his little girl could trick or treat on Halloween

·         LET ME TALK ABOUT ALL THE KICK ASS MOVIES WE GOT THIS YEAR OH MY GOD

·         Kung Fu Panda 3, this franchise is still going strong despite that its about a panda played by Jack Black

·         Jungle Book. The amazing remake none of us saw coming

·         Finding Dory. I haven’t seen it yet but I’ve heard good things

·         Kubo and the Two Strings. Haven’t seen that yet as well but its Laika so I know it’s a masterpiece

·         Deadpool. The beautiful and super accurate R-rated marvel film

·         Captain America: Civil War. Seriously is the best marvel movie yet in my opinion I need more.

·         Zootopia. Oh don’t mind me I’m just a movie that tackled the issue of racism and not only game changed animated films but also made a billion dollars

·         The Hamilton Mixtape is coming out. Which is a bunch of artists singing songs from the musical (Sia, Usher, Regina Spketor, etc.) I’m excited.

·         A personal victory for myself, I joined Tumblr and met angels in blog form so…that’s uplifting.

·         And I met my favorite voice actor at a con which was a bucket list accomplishment.

Good Things that have yet to happen this year

·         Birthdays

·        Thanksgiving

·         Black Friday

·         Moana

·         Christmas

Good things that have nothing to do with the year but will hopefully make you feel better

·         Puppies

·         Chocolate

·         Rainbows

·         Rain (I like listening to rain it’s one of the most calming sounds)

·         Cartoons

·         Kissing

·         Music

·         Friends

·         FF: If you are a religious person you are an imperfect masterpiece

·         FF: If you are not then you are a splendid coincidence

·         Any year spent with loved ones be they family or friends is a good year. Trust me.

·         ”A laugh can be a very powerful thing. Why, sometimes in life, it’s the only weapon we have” –Roger Rabbit

#NeverForgetTheGood


*Plz feel free to add other good news (even if it’s something small like you ate cheesecake THAT is good news)

*at the end of the year I plan to remake this list with new things, fixed mistakes and links but will be posting from my side blog @iamrainbow
my brother is starting to listen to be more chill

i’m gonna type out what he says about each song. (italics are when i’m saying stuff to him) (edit: i made this a week or so ago and i forgot about it so i’m posting it now)


Jeremy’s Theme - “who’s jeremy and why is he special enough for his own song” “it’s just an instrumental and he’s the main character” “oh”

More Than Survive - “is this michael-yeah it’s michael” “i love michael” “me too”
“how many times can one person say christine” “oh just you wait” “oh my god it’s still going”
“go go go go!”

I Love Play Rehearsal - “what if you think of this one?“ “yes.”

The Squip Song - ”wow okay it’s from japan buddy”

“are the alien noises in the background necessary?” “yes.”

Two Player Game - “of all the characters to get a tattoo of he picks pacman?-oh it’s michael again nvm i like him.“

“this ones good” “theY keEp yElLINg” 

*lots of headbanging* 

“oh god they’re yelling again okay” 

“michael is my favorite person too” 

“oh my god so much yelling.”

The Squip Enters - ”what’s this one-oh okay”

Be More Chill Pt 1 - “what if i don’t want to take my hands out of my pockets?“ “idk man” 

“i know the squips a bad guy but i like him” 

“I’m made of math’ *cackling*” 

“*judgy tone* Madeline.”

“ohh hamlet” 

Do You Wanna Ride? - ”i want frozen yogurt….”

Be More Chill Pt 2 - “waIT I DONT LIKE HIM ANYMORE” “the squip?” “YEAH”

More Than Survive Reprise - ”this ones good" 

“okay it’s good but there’s a reprise in the first act??”

A Guy That I’d Kinda Be Into - “*gets to the end* wait-what?? go back????”

The Squip Lurks - ”my aesthetic"

Upgrade - *headbanging to the ‘upgrade-upgrade!’ part* 

“back to christine? okay.” 

“OKAY I REALLY DONT LIKE HIM NOW??”

“poor michael…” 

“wow they didn’t even try to rhyme anything with loser-i mean it works so hey” 

*mumbles* “what?” “nOTHING i wasn’t singing along.” 

“*voice cracks* he-e.. he blocked him-m…”

Halloween - ”this is good"

“oh wow okay they’re all yelling now” “yeah aha they do that-” “shhhh i wanna hear”

Do You Wanna Hang? - “i don’t like this one..” “me either”

“oh the squip makes everything so much more uncomfortable, he’s like an old man trying to help jeremy-*realizes an adult tying to get a teenager laid*oH MY GOD”

Michael In The Bathroom - ”*hears the first note* NO NOT THIS ONE.”

“this is so much more heartbreaking when you’ve heard the rest of the story”

“george has such a nice voice”

“*glaring off, not really at anything in particular* michael deserves better. can we find him a nice boyfriend?”

“*tears in his eyes as it ends, forcing a smile*that was fun let’s never do it again thanks”

The Smartphone Hour (Rich Set A Fire) - “is this jenna ro-*hears chloes part* oh yeah it is cool”

“you said she was in heathers too right?” “yeah” “cool”

“*jaw drops a bit* wait rich did what??”

“he burned the house DOWN?!” “yep” “WHAT THE HECK RICH”

“’no i was crying’ *laughs* same” 

“..is that george?!” “yeah, the guys dress in feminine clothes and dance and sing in this song” “thats so freaking cool..”

The Pitiful Children - ”ohhhh i like the squip again”

“is he literally going “beep boop”?!”

“*nodding his head* this one is really good”

The Pants Song - “i don’t know if i’ll ever love anyone that much” “same”

“ohhhh, is this aplay on michael loving jeremy?” “i mean, yeah but like-” “no they’re gay.”

The Play - ”*eyes widen, before belting* MICHAEL MAKES AN ENTRANCE”

“i want the confidence of jake with the squip”

“did michael go ‘ugh’ at the girls?” “i think so” “mood.”

*at the two player game reprise part* “HEY IT’S THEIR SONG AGAIN!!” 

“jeremy christine is lying to you she doesn’t love you, but it’s okay cause michael does” “LIAM” “what?!”

Voices In My Head - “oh rich.”

“homeslice?? what year is it” “i wish i knew”

“i mean sure i’m happy for jeremy but like come on, he obviously loves michael”

“is this that will guy you love?” “sure is” “oh- i see why now. his voice is really nice.” “mmhmm”

“*eyes go wide when everyone starts singing* thats so cool”

“*frowning* is this the last song?” “sorry, but it is” “no i need more” “we can listen to the full performance later” “okay..”

At some conventions there are artist-related events because literally every nerdy fandom attracts a number of artists in various stages of aspiration. One such event at Indy Pop Con was the Drink ‘n’ Draw- where we all met up at Scotty’s for brews and had a drawing session. 

I didn’t really read the blurb, I just kind of wanted to hang out with other artists and talk about cats. So I did certainly not know that it was a competition- first prize gets a free artist’s table at next year’s show. Runners up get a bag of goodies with a sketch book and some nice pens. Judge faves get a sketch commission.

Now I am not a competitive person. Like… I’ll participate in friendly competition if it’s a thing I like doing, but I’m not in it to win it. So I was just like… pff whatever, I’ll make someone else look good. 

But you have to adhere to a theme. And this year’s theme was ‘The Last Battle.’

And it could be anything you want within that theme. Mostly they were looking at things like storytelling, composition, and technique. 

I wasted about fifteen minutes of the hour and a half that we had, trying to figure out what I wanted to do. I’m awful at open-ended themes all the time and I mentally rattled off a list of subjects that would be good to work with before I finally landed on one that I wanted to do. 

Barney the Purple Dinosaur. 

And I know what you’re thinking:

“What?”

But literally every kid I know grew up twisting the theme song to Barney and turning it into some morbid collection of ways to end the dinosaur’s reign of terror and all of them involved tying him to a tree. 

‘With a knife in his back and a gun to his head-

Woopsie-daisy, Barney’s dead.’

And I figured like… since I’m not really here to win, I’m at least gonna have a good time. So I skipped past the pencil stage and went straight for the sharpies and went to town on this piece of paper. 

And I was not gonna hold back. 

With ten minutes left, the event runner walks by my table and has this ‘what in the fuck is this’ look on his face.

“You know… like in the song?”

“…what song?”

Okay so this is the first person I have met in my life that has not indulged in the honored past-time of recounting the Death of Barney through song. So I start singing the song and he’s still just a wee bit perturbed. 

He walks away, shaking his head, but he’s definitely amused by it. 

Time is up, drawings are in. 

I’m just chillin’ over in my corner with a Pepsi and one of the other artists at my table keeps eyeing the judges because she came to WIN.  She nudges me and she’s like “they keep looking at yours, man.”

“They’re probably trying to dry it off because I spilled Pepsi on it.”

“I dunno… they look intrigued.”

Intrigued is an… intriguing word to describe the faces they were making at my hot mess of a doodle. 

The winners have been decided. 

They get through their personal faves and start listing the runners up. The artist that was checking the judge reactions got one of the judge’s favorites prizes. My girlfriend gets a runner-up for hers. They get to the last one of the runners-up and say:

“Okay, this one came REALLY close.” He holds up a drawing. “Who did this one?”

My hand shot straight up.

“Is that… is that BARNEY?”

“OH GOD WHY?”

“What the fuck?”

I am SHOCKED at this point because what kind of a childhood did y’all have? A fucking nurturing one? “Come on guys, it’s like that song. You know… tie barney to a tree…”

No?

Nothing?

Come on!

So that’s how I won a free sketchbook and came to be known as the chick that ruined everyone’s childhood at Drink’ n’ Draw. 

And I suspect I might have actually won the table if I’d made it clearer that the shadowy figure walking off into the sunset is Baby Bop. 

Guys, I have so much to tell you about Will Roland

I may die penniless, unwed, and forgotten, but I will still die happy because I spent four hours of one long-ago summer in a song interpretation master class taught by Will Roland. 

I don’t even know where to BEGIN. To quote Rachel Bay Jones, Will…*bursts into laughter* oh my God, there’s so much Will.

Ramblings about Will Roland under the cut. This is my day with Will Roland.

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how to write a fat character

by: your local fat writer 

media seems to do such a terrible job at representing people like me and same goes for many fic writers who try to base their characters on these characters shown in media. Here are some basic do’s and and don’t’s to writing fat characters! 

DONT:

  • make your character in love with food- they’re allowed to eat like everyone else, but not every real fat person has an obsession over food. The rule can get iffy if your fat character is a cook.*
  • make your character the center of jokes- everyone has something “funny” about them, but don’t make your fat character constantly make jokes about their own weight. Fat people get enough bullshit from skinny people about their weight already. 
  • make your character incredibly unfit- there are real fat people who are incredibly athletic! their weight may be from genetics or from proper muscle building (not the muscle building we’re groomed to think is right in society). The choices your character makes is what affects their athleticism, not their weight 
  • make your character the Depressed One- yes, fat people do get upset over their body. Many go through horrible diets to try and get slim. It takes years for real fat people to get over it and realize their body is horrible gross. Their weight can simply be because of genetics, not because of how much they eat. 
  • make your character’s arc about things involving their weight- unless your fat character ABSOLUTELY needs to involve food, don’t make this their entire character arc. There are so many cooler things you can do with your character; sexuality, friends/family, simplifying the heroes journey, etc. make your character exciting! make them relatable! 
  • make your character the token fat character- the real world has many types of people, the fantasy world should not be too different from this fact. Your characters should always show diversity, and sometimes repetition is good when its the right character type. 

*making your fat character a chef can be a risky move. think about why your fat character is a chef. was it because they’re the fat character? or is there something that influenced them to become a chef? choose your answer carefully

DO:

  • make your character’s interests diverse- I like food! but i also like many other things! video games, bike riding, painting, singing, give your character varying interests! maybe your character has that one thing they love above all else. the game Fire Emblem: Awakening has always been my go-to favorite thing, what’s your character’s?
  • make your character an individual- develop their personality! how would your character react to seeing the ASPCA commercials? What’s their reaction when a family member dies? When their favorite artist is performing in town? Are there songs that make them emotional? What do they do to de-stress? Do they stim? There’s PLENTY you can say about your character that isn’t just “I love food.”
  • make your character as realistic as possible- just as skinny people are diverse, so are fat people. When you’re describing a fat character, don’t default to “pear shaped.” there are proportionate and disproportionate fat people. maybe they have fatter thighs than they do calves, their stomach pops out but they don’t have “bingo wings,” maybe their chin does that weird thing or maybe it doesn’t (this happens to skinny people, too!). and don’t forget stretch marks. they are real and they are not “taboo.”
  • write your character as if they’re like any other- it all boils down to one thing: the similarities and differences. I’m an XL and my friend is an XS, we both enjoy oversized hoodies! She would wear hoodies in the summer but I would rather walk around shirtless (if society didn’t tell us boobs are bad.) I would never wear short shorts when exercising because they ride up my thighs. Your fat character can act just the same as your skinny one(s).

Harry Styles Reflects on Life After One Direction & More at Grammy Museum in L.A.

Four months after releasing his eponymous debut and hitting No. 1 on the Billboard 200, One Direction alumnus Harry Styles revisited the album with executive producer Jeff Bhasker during an hour-long chat moderated by famed journalist and film director Cameron Crowe at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on Friday night (Sept. 15).

During the conversation, the 23-year-old, who kicks off his world tour in San Francisco on Sept. 19, shared sharp and astute reflections on his artistic process, spanning everything from isolating himself in a studio in Jamaica to developing ideas to moving on from being in a band and how entering this chapter of his career allowed for new beginnings.

The chat began with Styles recalling how the record began: without any outside influence, and with nothing but fond memories of his time with 1D.

“We started the record without a label, so the start of the process didn’t feel like I was making any sort of commitment and I didn’t feel any pressure, [like] ‘You have to make this,’ or anyone have an influence on what they thought I should be making,” said Styles, clad in a black tee, black skinny jeans and a golf cap. “It was just a group of us writing stuff to have fun and writing some songs and seeing what came out with the thought that I would actually play them myself. I think that’s a large part of the record is that it started that way. It didn’t start from, what do they want? I think if you’re lucky, I didn’t go into making the album or leave the band coming out of it feeling suppressed or feeling like I never got to write what I wanted to write. I loved being in the band so much and got to learn so much, and with this, I felt like I could just have a good time working out what it would sound like if I made an album.”

When Bhasker, who has credits on projects from Beyonce and Rihanna to fun. and Mark Ronson, was first approached to work with Styles, he cancelled not one but two meetings with the pop star – something Styles was quick to remind him – but inevitably came around.

“I was in a place where I knew he was a very high profile person and artist and I was kind of searching for something else than doing that,” Bhasker explained. “When you come full circle, and I think the kind of music that we made, it’s so ironic that that first impulse I thought it would be, I think the album reflects it.” “To be honest, I didn’t know any of that,” quipped Styles to laughter. “I’m sort of sad! I mean it’s Hollywood, everyone cancels.”

Crowe served as a pensive moderator, drawing from anecdotes he learned from writing the Rolling Stone cover story on Styles in April 2017. “Are the best songs the most personal songs in general?” he asked. “I think my favorite songs,” responded Styles, “but my favorite way to listen to music is on my own, with my eyes closed for example, or not. If I’m driving, or operating machinery, I usually keep them open. But my favorite song on the album, the last song, ‘From the Dining Room,’ is the most personal to me and I think my favorite one. But I don’t think they have to be. I think it’s just as important to have songs that are fun and make you feel great, and I think that’s just as important as everything being moody and deep and meaningful.”

Bhasker recounted how he initially sat with Styles on his balcony, listening to reference tracks thinking they were Styles demos but were actually White Stripes songs. Bhasker initially had mentee producers hit the studio with Styles, but got more involved when the singer, wanting to unplug from distractions (including Instagram and Twitter, which Styles now rarely uses), took a recommendation from a friend to go to Jamaica to work in a singular recording space.

“I felt I was going into the studio to make an album I wanted to make,” said Styles. “I didn’t feel like, what do I need to make as Harry from that band for it to be good? I missed music. I just wanted to go on and write with my friends and have a good time and hopefully like what came out at the end.”

In the end, Harry Styles became a renowned success, spawning the single “Sign of the Times” that peaked at No. 4 on the Hot 100, amid a year where his theatrical debut in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk also marked his first time at the top of the box office. The chat concluded with Styles taking a few questions from the fans, explaining that his signature rings that he wears are from various people including grandparents and for his goddaughter and even taking a kazoo from one fan who suggested he play any song of his choosing (he picked one from Shania Twain).

It wouldn’t be a night without some music, and Styles strapped on a six-string to play a stripped-down version of “Two Ghosts” alongside Bhasker on keys and guitarist Mitch Rowland. Some words from earlier rang true as he thanked the audience: “It made it so we were in Jamaica, we’re in the studio every day, we just didn’t think about anything else. It was about these five guys in a room, we’re in Jamaica, let’s make some music that we want to sit in Jamaica and listen to, and that was it. I found it so difficult to explain music and making it and so much of the details, and we just wanted to write what we wanted to listen to and what we loved. And we finished with an album that we’re so happy with.”