overcoming bullying

BTS react to you being bullied

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Thank you for requesting~


Originally posted by kpop631

He’d be pissed. Not wanting you to have to go through all that negativity, he’d probably personally confront the people who were bullying you. When with you, he’d always make sure that you felt good about yourself, there’d not be a day where he didn’t compliment you or try to make you smile.


Originally posted by nycbtslover

Taehyung would be emotionally conflicted, he’d want to confront these bullies that made you feel so low but he wasn’t very good with confrontation. He’d be angry at himself for not being able to help you out as much as he’d like, the only thing he’d be able to do is giving you all of his love making sure that you’d never have to go through these emotions again. 


Originally posted by ciutae

Jimin is a pretty emotionally driven person so when you told him this, he would become frustrated almost immediately. His face would darken and he became quiet as he thought of the feelings you must’ve gone through being bullied without his knowledge. Jimin would embrace you in a hug, debunking anything the bullies said as he thought of the talk he has to have with these people who have put you through hell, even if they were his own fans. 


Originally posted by chimchams

Namjoon would be the most calm and collected out of all of the boys, he’d understand that you finally telling him about it was a sign that you couldn’t bottle up all the emotions the bullies had brought to you anymore. Namjoon would make sure you feel appreciated and loved, embrace you in every way and help you overcome the bullying.

People bully others because of their own personal insecurities and need to overpower others to feel better about themselves, what they say about you doesn’t define you, it defines them as a person.


Originally posted by kpop-bliss

He didn’t want to show you but inside he was fuming, the fact that someone stooped so low to make you feel bad about yourself just didn’t sit well with him. Hoseok would also be pretty scared to see what your reactions were to the bully as he didn’t want you to feel so negatively because of people that didn’t matter.

You know nothing they say is true right? Please don’t think about it baby


Originally posted by imonaworldtour

I overuse this gif oops sorry

Although relatively annoyed, Yoongi would still be pretty calm to this confession. Yoongi would be the type of person who doesn’t sugarcoat things and so be pretty straightforward as he offered you tough love. (though he’d soften up if he sees you becoming more sensitive and vulnerable) He’d help you and take your place in confronting the bullies regarding the issue, making sure to intimidate them. 

who the fuck cares about them” “they don’t matter, let’s forget them”


Originally posted by chimneytaels

It’d be one of the few times you get to see Jin so serious about something, he’d be genuinely disappointed in himself for not seeing this earlier as well as being disappointed at the bullies themselves for having to make you go through this emotional state. He’d never let his eyes off you as he made sure to whisper all the things he loved about you before the both of you fall asleep at night. 

they’re in the wrong jagi, you’re nothing like they say…

                                                   -bangtan angels-

When she was in high school, Lizzie Velasquez was dubbed “The World’s Ugliest Woman” in an 8-second-long YouTube video. Born with a medical condition so rare that just two other people in the world are thought to have it, Velasquez has no adipose tissue and cannot create muscle, store energy, or gain weight. She has zero percent body fat and weighs just 60 pounds.In the comments on YouTube, viewers called her “it” and “monster” and encouraged her to kill herself. Instead, Velasquez set four goals: To become a motivational speaker, to publish a book, to graduate college, and to build a family and a career for herself. Now 23 years old, she’s been a motivational speaker for seven years and has given more than 200 workshops on embracing uniqueness, dealing with bullies, and overcoming obstacles. She’s a senior majoring in Communications at Texas State University in San Marcos, where she lives with her best friend. Her first book, “Lizzie Beautiful,” came out in 2010 and her second, “Be Beautiful, Be You,” was published in 2012. source

lost and found iii

bughead fanfiction - chapter three - link to other chapters below - unbeta’d

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“i’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life, 
 but if every single one had to happen 
 to make sure I was right here, 
 right now, to meet you, 
 then I forgive myself for them all.” 
 —K. Towne Jr.

Jughead Jones has always been an observer.

To the town he lives in and the people in it, he was content with being the fly on the wall. Sure, he had small fame for a while over the popularity of his novel two years prior, but as predicted, it dwindled down with time until he was no more than ‘that one author’ who worked at the library.

But there was one thing Jughead observed perhaps more attentively than anything or anyone else—his ex-girlfriend, now roommate, Elizabeth Cooper.

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outerspace-jinwoo  asked:

Hello! I'm not sure what to call this ask, but if you had to recommend books for each member (like what represents them or reminds you of them) what books would you list? Sorry if this was too vague I just got a sudden craving for book recommendations haha! Thank you so much! I love your writing so much & hogwarts svt makes me cry :")

Thank you for liking our Hogwarts AUs!! Our admins VK and Sea worked very hard on them :-)

(Note: this isn’t going to be a Svt As… or anything like that these are kinda just books that vaguely remind me of the members lol. I’ll give explanations dw)

S.Coups: The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. I haven’t really read any of the books in this series but I kinda feel like Seungcheol seriously could be the child of Zeus or something. He’s such a good leader :’)

Jeonghan: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. This is a mystery novel and it somewhat reminds me of Jeonghan because he can be quite sneaky sometimes. Plus, the entire story is about a bunch of rich people hanging out on an island and Jeonghan always looks like a millions bucks LOL.

Joshua: On the Road by Jack Kerouac. This book is basically just a collection of stories about roadtrips that the author went on with his friends. It reminds of Joshua a bit because it’s about traveling around America and… Josh is from America? Idk I was really reaching with this one, but the story does have an overall theme of individualism that I think Joshua would really enjoy.

Jun: Romance of Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong. This is like one of the most famous works of Chinese literature… so it reminds of Jun because he’s Chinese LOL. I’M SoRRy ok but besides this just being one of those books that everyone just reads since it’s a classic, the stories are actually pretty interesting and teach some moral lessons.

Hoshi: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. Literally this just reminds me of Soonyoung because his stage name is Japanese. That’s it. But I mean, the book is actually really good it doesn’t have a like a solid plot or anything but it’s a really interesting portrayal of the geisha lifestyle.

Wonwoo: Hamlet by William Shakespeare. I don’t really remember where but I heard somewhere that Wonwoo really likes Shakespeare so I chose this play because it was the last Shakespeare play I read. I would actually really recommend it though the characters especially are all really interesting.

Woozi: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. I pretty much just chose this one for Jihoon because it’s a book that was made into a musical. I also feel like Jihoon would really like this book if he were to read it, it’s one of those books where literally all of your favorite characters die. But besides that it also makes subtle commentary on the French Revolution.

DK: How to Write Good by Ryan Higa. IDK MAN I just chose this for Seokmin because he’s funny and Ryan’s funny… idek. But like besides being funny it’s also a serious memoir about overcoming bullying and dealing with ADHD. I think Seokmin might find it really heartwarming.

Mingyu: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. This book is about patients in a mental hospital and the conflict between them and the cruel nurse. Mingyu kind of reminds me of the character Chief, because he’s like a gentle giant. This is actually the book I would recommend most on this list because it’s really symbolic and deals a lot with power struggle.

The8: Eleonora by Edgar Allen Poe. This isn’t really a book it’s more like a short story and the plot might not make sense if you’re not familiar with Poe’s own life story. Minghao reminds me of the character Eleonora because she’s this really beautiful and kind-hearted girl who lives in a paradise of flowers and meadows.

Seungkwan: The Princess Bride by William Goldman. This book is literally the most generic romance book in existence but I feel like it would kinda be right up Seungkwan’s alley? Idk. It has a lot of plot twists and some bits of comedy so I feel like he might like it. Plus, I feel like he might connect with the character Westley, or at least want to be like him.

Vernon: Into the Woods by James Lapine. Yet another book I only know because of the musical!!! I actually couldn’t even find the book online so obviously I didn’t read it, but from what I know from the musical, it deals a lot with values and family relationships. I think Vernon might like it as a biracial person because it teaches to balance personal beliefs with those of family.

Dino: The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I haven’t read the book of this either but Viola Davis was SO GOOD in the movie… so yeah. Chan actually reminds me a bit of the character Skeeter because she has a pure heart and she always wants to help others.

Sorry these are all just like classics that everyone has heard of… I hope you at least found something interesting to read! Thanks for requesting -Admin Cali

Chloe Lukasiak on Overcoming Bullying and Life After Dance Moms

When you’re a TV-famous dance prodigy by age 9, you grow up fast. So it makes sense that Chloe Lukasiak, who left the show in 2014 only to return for the finale this season, has the wisdom of a woman twice her age. But the 15-year-old is more than a dancer. She’s also a singer, an actress, and come next winter, a published author. Girl on Pointe: Chloe’s Guide to Taking on the World hits shelves in early 2018, but until then, read up on her thoughtful advice about best friends, internet haters, and always being real.

What was it like to have cameras in your face throughout your childhood?

That’s how I grew up. When I think of how life was when I was younger, I think of filming and dancing. I was about 9 when we started the show, and in the beginning, it was a little weird to get used to. It was jarring to look over and see a camera. Then by season two, I got used to it. It was just second nature. Now I don’t even think twice about cameras.

You seem very candid and true to yourself on social media, which isn’t easy for someone who’s in the public eye in 2017. It must be a lot to handle.

Yes. I’m not going to lie, it is. There are so many people on social media with big platforms; some of those people use those platforms to speak out about things like bullying, and some choose not to. I try to be someone who does. I think it’s important to send a positive message to young people. Instead of just talking about what I’m wearing, I try to talk about important things. Don’t get me wrong—I still like to talk about fun stuff, but I think it’s important to let them know they’re not alone.

You dealt with some seriously relentless bullying a few years ago, and worst of all, it was for a medical condition that required surgery. That’s so much to deal with at 14. How did you do it?

It was really hard for me. I’ve been on Dance Moms since I was 9, so I was kind of aware of people saying mean things, and I was aware of the haters out there. But I didn’t pay attention to it, I didn’t want to waste my time getting down about myself. I just ignored it. But then when my eye became an issue, I started deleting comments. I hate that I let it get to me, but I did, unfortunately. It was really, really hard to read those comments and push through it; it was also hard to go through tests and be unaware of what was actually happening to my eye, and to hear people say things like, “Oh, she has a lazy eye,” or “She’s so ugly.”

It’s really difficult. Social media in general makes me kind of upset, because everyone uses it as a platform where you have to be perfect and look skinny from every angle and make sure it’s filtered. I wish people would just be real on social media. It’s setting everyone’s expectations too high, and it’s just so much pressure.

How do you reconcile that kind of pressure?
Honestly, I have good parents. I go to yoga, I just try to focus on the positive things in life. I’ve declared 2017 as the year of bettering myself as a person in general. I try my best to ignore all the negativity. I’m a teenager, but I like to spend my Friday nights in my room, with my candles lit, reading a book—that’s just the kind of person I am. I don’t want to give the haters the attention.

I’ve learned over the past couple of years how important it is to cut negative people out of your life and only keep those who are supportive and are there for you in every way. It’s all about the quality of friends, not the quantity.



Pairing(s): main is Lams (Hamilton/Laurens), important to the plot is jeffmads (Jefferson/Madison)

Modern middle school AU (they’re in eighth grade)

Word count: 1706

Warnings: swearing

Request: anon: can you make a story when John Lauren gets bullied again because he and Alex were officially dating and to help him Alex kisses him right in front of Thomas. Thomas is embarrassed but, thinks how he has a crush on James. So I guess it would be a Lams. :)

A/N: i had an idea for a sequel but it vanished so thank you so much for the request. i’m very happy with how this turned out, and i think this and Bullied are some of my best works. also, so sorry for taking an eternity to post this. i’ve had it written for a couple days but i was too lazy to post it. oops.

anyways, enjoy!!



Well, shit.

Jefferson was after him again.

John ducked behind a door and watched Jefferson, Burr, and Madison keep going. He silently took off in the other direction, hoping with all of his heart that they wouldn’t notice.

No suck luck.

John swore under his breath as Jefferson caught up to him and grabbed his arm, wrenching it backwards.

“Your boyfriend can’t save you now, can he?” Burr taunted.

“You’re alone,” Madison added.

Jefferson punched John a little too hard on his shoulder, and John winced.

“I thought you’d leave me alone at this point,” he said, teeth gritted. “Alex destroys you every day in debate, and I thought you’d gotten over stepping on other people to make yourself look better.”

Jefferson’s expression soured, and he twisted John’s arm a little more. John bit his lip, trying to stifle his gasp of pain.

Some time later, John was finally alone, and he looked at the areas where he was hurt.

His ankle was probably twisted, and walking on it was going to be a painful experience. His arm was sore but there wasn’t any blood. He was bleeding from a cut somewhere on his other arm, though.

John got up and tentatively put weight on his twisted ankle. He hissed in pain. No way in hell could he walk on that.

He really didn’t want to call his father, so he called Alex instead.

“Hey, what’s up?” Alex answered.

“I’m hurt,” John said. “Jefferson got me and my ankle is twisted and I can’t walk.”

Alex immediately assumed a businesslike tone. “Where are you?”

“Somewhere near the school.”

“Okay, I’m coming. I’ll be there in a minute.” There was a click as Alex hung up, and John sank to the ground, leaning against a convenient brick wall. He clenched a fist as pain radiated from his ankle, then closed his eyes and leaned his head back.

“Damn you, Jefferson!”

Alex’s angry shout alerted John to his presence.

“Alex, chill. It’s no big deal. I’m used to it,” John said, and Alex shook his head, looking tormented.

“No. They keep hurting you and you just take their shit and I am so done with their shit. You don’t deserve this.”


“Oh, hey, look, it’s the gay,” Jefferson said. John was at his locker, forgetting his combination.

“Gay isn’t a noun, Jefferson,” he responded, giving up and spinning the lock to reset it.

“Are you sure? You look like it to me,” Jefferson continued.

John finally managed to open his locker. He shoved his backpack inside, pulled out the binders he needed, and then slammed the door shut. He turned to face Jefferson.

“I am so done with your shit,” he said. He was shaking slightly and hoped the bully wouldn’t notice. “You endlessly make fun of me for being gay and I am done with it. You know, they say that people often bully others who are something that they secretly are.”

Maybe he was imagining it, but John thought he saw a faint blush on Jefferson’s face. Jefferson quickly covered it with a sneer. “That’s a load of crap and you know it.”

John shrugged, then disappeared into the stream of people without another word.

“Was he implying that you’re secretly gay?” Madison asked, and Jefferson scratched the back of his neck.

“That’s what it seemed like to me,” Burr agreed.

John was on the verge of tears by lunchtime. Jefferson had called out various taunts over the heads of people in the halls, and whispered snide comments under his breath in history and debate. John didn’t think anybody had noticed. He was hurt and felt so, so alone.

“You. Outside. Now.”

John looked up and sighed. Jefferson was standing in front of him. He knew what would happen if he didn’t follow-they’d drag him along anyway-and it was just easier to go take the beating.

When they got outside, Jefferson turned so his back was to the cafeteria. “What was up with you implying that I’m secretly gay earlier?”

John didn’t know what to say. “I was just quoting something I’d found on the internet.”

“Don’t you know to not take everything that you see on the internet seriously?” Jefferson asked, hitting John’s arm lightly. It didn’t hurt, and John was surprised.

Approximately two seconds later, however, Jefferson kicked John’s shin, and that hurt. John winced and dug his nails into his palms.

“Hey, go find someone else to abuse,” a voice cut in. Alex.

“I won’t have you hurting him anymore,” Alex continued, pushing Jefferson away from John.

“Why? Do you love him?” the bully teased.

“Maybe,” Alex responded, kissing John. John was taken aback for a moment but then kissed back. Alex drew back and John enjoyed Jefferson’s expression. Jefferson mumbled something and Alex turned.

“I heard the word ‘crush’ in there?”

Jefferson blushed furiously. “No you didn’t.”

“Your cheeks say otherwise,” John pointed out, and Jefferson glared at him before stalking back inside.

“Well, we showed him, don’t you think?” Alex said triumphantly, turning to John, who had a scheming glint in his eyes.

“I have an idea.”


So, who is it?

John grinned as Jefferson’s forehead wrinkled up in confusion before turning to him and Alex, rightfully assuming that they were the ones behind the note. Jefferson scribbled something and passed the note back.

I don’t have a crush on anyone, and if I did, it wouldn’t be a guy.

Alex grabbed the note and wrote, I bet it’s Burr or Madison. They’re the only two people who can stand you.

John held in a laugh as he passed it to Jefferson. Jefferson blushed, so much that it was plain to see. He angrily wrote something down.

I don’t have a crush and even if I did I sure as hell wouldn’t tell you.

John took the paper this time. It’s Madison, isn’t it? I’ve seen the way you look at him.

Jefferson turned to them and very deliberately ripped the note into pieces, pocketing the shreds.

Alex was attacked by a fit of silent giggles, and Jefferson’s glare intensified until John was actually leaning back from the force of it.

“It’s totally Madison,” Alex said confidently as he and John were walking to their second period. “If not, why did he rip it up?”

John shrugged. “I dunno. Guess we’ll find out.”

Thomas Jefferson was the biggest hypocrite ever.

He was at home, in his bedroom, curled up in bed, head in his hands, trying to think of what to do.

They know. They know. They know.

The words kept repeating themselves in his brain, flinging themselves around his skull.

He was sure that Hamilton and Laurens had guessed who his crush was, and that they would relentlessly tease him. How could he overcome this? He had bullied Laurens for being the very thing that he himself was hiding.

If that wasn’t hypocritical, then nothing was.

He took a deep breath and sat up, his mind clearing somewhat. He had an idea. It was probably the stupidest idea he’d ever had, and would land him in a lot of shit, but it was worth a try. Better to ruin his own reputation than let his enemies do it for him.


“Wait. Wait. What’s going on over there?” John asked. A mild commotion was taking place on the opposite side of the cafeteria. Someone whistled, and laughter rang out.

Alex, John, Hercules, and Lafayette went to investigate.

Jefferson was kissing Madison.

John started laughing, a mix of cold, harsh laughter and surprise.

Alex just stood there, dumbfounded.

Hercules and Lafayette were both saying something, but John didn’t hear anything. Jefferson and Madison broke apart, grinning, and John marched up to them, getting right in Jefferson’s face.

“You owe me one hell of an explanation.” He was beginning to shake from the force of his anger.

Jefferson’s eyes darted around and his smile fell. “I–oh, damn, I do. Um.”

John tapped his foot. “You bullied me for being gay. Bullied me a lot. You did too,” he added, turning to Madison. “You egged him on.” He turned back to Jefferson. “And now you’re kissing each other in the middle of the cafeteria.”

“Sorry,” Jefferson mumbled.

“Sorry? Sorry? Sorry doesn’t fix this. It’s gone a bit far for sorry now. I got hurt physically in a lot of ways. Every time you came after me, I had to go to the nurse or the clinic or, once, the hospital. And that’s not even counting the emotional pain. Do you know what you made me go through?”

“Well, what do you want me to do?” Jefferson asked, fire flashing briefly in his eyes. “Is an apology not good enough for you?”

“No!” John exclaimed, wringing his hands around. He’d completely forgotten that other people were in the room, hanging onto his every word. “I don’t even know what I want you to do. I’ll let you know when I think of something. A formal written apology would be a good place to start. But you can’t beat up someone every goddamned day for months and then turn around and be the biggest hypocrite that’s ever existed.”

John angrily stormed out of the crowd, and Alex followed, jogging to keep up with his boyfriend’s quick steps.

“Here,” Alex said, gently steering John into the library. “Nobody’s here.”

John collapsed at a table. He looked up, and Alex saw the tears in his eyes. “Alex…” he whispered.

Alex grabbed another chair and sat right next to John, pulling him into a tight hug. “You showed him. You really did. I’m so, so proud of you.”

John laughed weakly. “I…I didn’t say enough…” he mumbled into Alex’s shirt. “He’s not gonna pay enough for the hell he put me through.”

Alex kissed him, deeply. “You’ll think of something.”

John finally smiled a tiny smile and kissed Alex back. “I will.”

Their lips met again and John forgot his problems. All that mattered was Alex, Alex, Alex. He smiled against Alex’s lips, and he knew that there was hope, knew that he’d come up with some kind of punishment, knowing that right now it didn’t matter.

“I love you,” they said in unison, and then they hugged.


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Truth is the Best Medium to Work With

Everyone feels safer when their happy ending of a book, a movie or a television series happens. She gets that boost to her failing business and gets to continue on to further success. The pursuer of the unattainable romantic partner gets their affections returned and they go on to have a romantic monogamous long term relationship. He overcomes his bully with pure grit and a little bit of sass. People wed, have miracle babies, get the email or phone call from a publisher or casting agent, rescue a home from foreclosure, etc., etc.

My life lately feels like I somehow let down everyone’s expectations of how my storyline was supposed to go. Plucky( because gosh, all single moms pursuing things must be described as “plucky”) single mom goes back to school and gets a degree in a field that everyone murmurs is so noble and selfless. Plucky single mom also has two children with special needs ( because any time people hear the words “special needs” they somehow assume the worst and turn you into some sort of martyr even though you don’t feel like that at all and you love being a Mom?) so this makes you want to root for her to have a better life. Plucky,* as we will call her now, graduates, passes certification exam. Everyone is cheering and can’t wait for the next chapter. When will Plucky get a job in her field? When do you introduce the love interest that fits nicely in the Plucky single mom of two aesthetic?

Plucky has a nervous breakdown.
Plucky can’t tell anyone out of fear, shame and ruining the storyline she is depressed.
Plucky does not want to pursue a job in the field she fought so goddamned hard for.
Plucky discovers after therapy and self introspection she had all the wrong motivations for wanting to seek out a career in this field she knows will not be a good fit.
Plucky has to make peace with her decision, learn from her mistake and seek to live an authentic life, because living a lie will kill her slowly and she will be a terrible parent as well.
Plucky realizes this will upset everyone who had already written her ending for her, the version they want.
Plucky says, “Fuck it, get used to disappointment,” to everyone else.
Plucky says, “This is hard, but I’d rather write my story, with its mistakes and absolute shit storms, then try to package everything nicely into a marketable, glossy, over a million likes type of story that would make a good Lifetime channel movie.”

Happy endings are not always the best endings. Sometimes they are not true to a life well lived. Sometimes they are tragic. Sometimes they are a beginning, not an ending of someone’s story.

Stay honest to the story, whether it be yours, or listening to someone else’s and not writing their story for them. Some of the best stories I have ever read or heard didn’t have perfectly folded corners, they were a messy bed with two weeks of laundry to be folded on top, with missing socks, buttons and at least one shirt where you just can’t get the damn spill stains to fade.

The end. Plucky walks offstage. Then she takes out the garbage, writes a short story about tribal dancing, folds some laundry, checks on her children and goes to bed to read some excellent fiction.

*Any resemblance to anyone else’s life named Plucky is pure coincidence.

Hello naru-family,

I wanted to draw something for a closer to the pairing dispute following the recent chapters. I also want to write something about this, I hope I will be understandable.

I have seen the arguments going on this past week or so, and I cannot help but think that the war in the manga is enough without figurative blood need being shed out in the fandom.

I remember where it all started for me, and I know it was the same for many of you, too. Beginning where the first series started and growing up alongside this story till now. I remember the lessons taught, and know that they have changed and shaped who I am.

Naruto was ostracized from his common kin, ridiculed for who he was and made to feel like he belonged nowhere.

Let’s not make our fellow fans feel the same. We all belong somewhere. Naruto proved he could overcome the bullying and find solace in friends. To him, having his friends close means more than anything else.

Sakura was bullied mercilessly by her classmates, stripped of her self-confidence, and down-trot until she felt worthless. Even when she had been taken under Ino’s wing, she still struggled to find her voice.

Let’s not put down others, and bully them until they want to disappear. Don’t take away their right to have a voice, because you have a voice and want to use it too. Sakura had to find her voice again, she grew to prove that she was strong. She has overcome the pain others caused her.

Sasuke had everything he cared about taken away from him, lost all that he loved, by others who disagreed with and feared his family. Those who were not willing to find a peaceful resolve, but instead decided to silence the misunderstanding with violence.

Let’s not use violence and rash behavior to silence those we do not agree with. Just because their opinion differs from yours, it does not mean they are any less worthy of happiness than anyone else. Sasuke had all that he cared about taken from him because of the disagreement stirred within the Konoha elders. We can stop another Uchiha incident by taking time to find a peaceful resolve.

I hope this makes sense. I just value the naru-family so much, this is the fandom that I grew up within. We love our ships, be them popular or not, but we should not forget to also love the characters they involve. Each of these characters have a story, stories that we can learn from.

Of course, in the end, the final decision will be made by Kishi. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t ship what we love until our hearts content. Cannon or not, we love our ships.

I love you all, my naru-family

When she was in high school, Lizzie Velasquez was dubbed “The World’s Ugliest Woman” in an 8-second-long YouTube video. Born with a medical condition so rare that just two other people in the world are thought to have it, Velasquez has no adipose tissue and cannot create muscle, store energy, or gain weight. She has zero percent body fat and weighs just 60 pounds.

In the comments on YouTube, viewers called her “it” and “monster” and encouraged her to kill herself. Instead, Velasquez set four goals: To become a motivational speaker, to publish a book, to graduate college, and to build a family and a career for herself. Now 23 years old, she’s been a motivational speaker for seven years and has given more than 200 workshops on embracing uniqueness, dealing with bullies, and overcoming obstacles. She’s a senior majoring in Communications at Texas State University in San Marcos, where she lives with her best friend. Her first book, “Lizzie Beautiful,” came out in 2010 and her second, “Be Beautiful, Be You,” was published earlier this month.



“I love to hear the stories of my fans, because they are very inspiring. They tell me how to overcome bullying, eating disorders, addictions, self-harm and it is wonderful to see how much strength we have within us. I also believe that when you share your story, your strength increases and the inspiring effect you exert on others multiplies. It takes courage to open up to people.”

Tagged by @mrschiltoncat thank you <3

1. Always post these rules
2. Answer the questions given by the person who tagged you.
3. Write 11 questions of your own.
4. Tag 11 people.

1- Who would play you in a movie about your life? I think I’ll aim for the stars and say Emma Watson :D

2-What was one of your biggest challenges in life? Overcoming bullying and social anxiety (still is a challenge)

3-Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla

4-What is your dream job? Psychiatrist, Novelist

5-Where would you love to live? British countryside

6-Do you have any brothers or sisters?  1 brother, 1 sister

7-Have you had to go to the ER?  For what if so? Only as company for someone else

8-What is a goal you hope to achieve in life? Publish a novel

9-Do you believe in ghosts? In daytime no, by night yes

10-If you could change 1 thing about the world what would it be? Make religion a private thing

11-If you were a superhero, what would be your power? Shape shifting

My questions:

1 - Which period of time do you belong in?

2 - Are you the same you’ve been two years ago? 

3 - What is your MBTI? If you don’t know, are you introvert or extrovert?

4 - Favorite fandom?

5 - Have you ever experienced something supernatural?

6 - Breakfast, lunch or dinner? 

7 - What is your favorite accent?

8 - Favorite song to sing along?

9 - What is the greatest thing you’ve achieved in the past 5 years?

10 - Reading or watching movie/ series?

11- How would you describe your aesthetic?

I’m tagging: @writing-journeyx @kjs-s @wafflii @silverseamoons @cozyjaws and everyone who wants to do it :)

Jay Dashian: Overnight Sensation

I had the chance to speak with online model, Jasmine, A.K.A. Jay Dashian. If you don’t know who she is, check out her IG page -@Jaydashian. Before the internet fame, Jasmine was a regular teenager going to high school, dealing with everyday stuff a teen would go through on a daily basis. Hanging out with friends, going to parties.

She also opens up about personal issues she had to overcome, from bullying to being overweight. 

Here is my Chat with the lovely Jay Dashian

How did you get the nickname -“Jay Dashian”? 

My friend made up my nickname Jay Dashian. It was catchy and funny so I used it and stuck with it ever since.

Where were you born, and how was life growing up for you?

I was born in California and have been living here ever since. Life was pretty easy because I was the only child in my household, but I was always overweight, I would continuously get bullied at school and by friends. It really did suck. 

How would you describe your personality?

I’m extremely sarcastic, and have great sense of humor. I’m sweet and loving, unless you either lie to me or upset me.

Before becoming a internet sensation, what were you doing before?

 I was just going to high school everyday and living a calm life until I got well known over social media, I had to be home schooled and have protection around me whenever I would leave due to threats by people I went to school with. It was pretty dramatic, until I realized that they’re low & pathetic and that I have nothing to worry about but myself. 

What is the biggest misconception you always get about yourself?

I get so many misconceptions thrown towards me, some major ones would be that I’m a prostitute/escort, I’m a “whore” who has sex with anybody, I’m underage, I got fat injections, etc. Which are all completely untrue obviously. 

What do you live for?

I live for myself, I make decisions myself, I take care of myself. I’m just another women living her life, being human. 

What is the one thing everyone should know about you?

One thing everybody should know about me is that I’m very sarcastic & honest, so something I say might offend you and seem over the top. It’s just me, I’m not going to hold anything back or lie.

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Clear the air for us, who is the “Big guy” in your Instagram pics?

The “big guy” in my Instagram pics is my best friend I’ve known since 1st grade. Were extremely close, & he’s 100% gay. I’m so comfortable around him, as he is with me.

Burning question, are you single?

I am currently single, and have been for a while due to my first love passing away. We were together for around a year, so it really hit me. As well as I don’t trust anyone besides family & VERY close friends. So, I am single for now.

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During The Sing-Off, Pentatonix visited the administrative offices of The Trevor Project, an American non-profit organization founded in 1998 and the leading national organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning  youth. The group shared their experiences of overcoming bullying and recorded a Public service announcement. A 60-second spot about The Trevor Project aired during the live finale, but it was met with considerable controversy as the producers edited out LGBTQ references and failed to acknowledge the orientations of Grassi and Hoying, who are both a part of the LGBTQ community. 


Dear antivaxxers...

So I blocked two willfully ignorant antivaxxer anons who continued to spew bullshit in my inbox.

For all two of you who don’t know, I’m an autistic adult. Got it?

Now for this mountain of utter crap.

One anon tried to use functioning labels on me and tell me to be careful how I use my voice because we all answer to God. The other tried used the excuse that they don’t walk into measles infections every time they step out the door. Um, just go to Disneyland and I’m sure you’ll pick it up right along with a nice skin rash. 

Yep, I got dermatitis from Disneyland once! Thankfully not measles BECAUSE I’M VACCINATED. Btw, according to my mom I showed signs of autism before I got vaccines, so fuck that shitty vaccines-cause-autism logic right up the ass! The only reason it took until I was 15 to get diagnosed is because I’m a girl and “girls don’t ‘get’ autism”. Har har! :D

Back to what I was saying: You antivaxxers can shut your ignorant pie holes with the bleach and other snake oil cures you’ve no doubt tried on your kids, because I’m sure some of y’all have kids who got diagnosed as autistic despite no vaccines and tried to cure it. Start loving and accepting your kids as they are instead of treating them like they’re broken. 

Do I sound like an asshole now? Good, because I’d rather be an asshole than willfully ignorant.

Autistic people who can’t speak and need help with even their most basic needs are still valuable people whose worth is in their being alive and not based on what they can produce. They deserve to be loved, protected and cared for. I will fight for them and take bullets for them and be whipped, beaten and crucified for them. I am just like them and sometimes I think God wanted me verbal and good at writing because He wanted me to fight for those whose behavioral communication goes ignored as meaningless. So here I am, kicking some ass for the sake of those who can’t defend themselves.

We all answer to God? Yes. You bet I answer to God. I’m Catholic. 

Guess what? God doesn’t make mistakes, but people sure do and you antivaxxers are making a big one. 

I hope none of you have to watch your child suffer through something easily preventable due to YOUR neglect. I hope none of you have to bury a child after they die of something preventable due to YOUR neglect. And I sure as hell hope none of you take your autistic kids out somewhere and shoot them to “put them out of their misery” because that happens far too often.

Do you know why measles is rare? VACCINES! Except it’s not so rare BECAUSE OF YOU ANTIVAXXERS. You are literally undoing decades of immunity with your bullshit fake science.

How do you think it feels to be told you’re unnatural, broken, an epidemic, a disease, a burden and missing? I hear it EVERY DAY from ableist people like YOU antivaxxers. You think YOUR lives are hard? You think it’s “hard” to raise an autistic person? TRY BEING ONE. I don’t mean the sensory issues or the things I can’t do– I mean hearing all the ableist bullshit I have to hear. I have feelings too, you know.

I wouldn’t change myself if I had the chance. God made me this way and challenged me to overcome bullying, emotional abuse and my own internalized ableism, and I’ll swallow lava and die before I let people like you ableist antivaxxers undo everything I’ve overcome. (Hint: it wasn’t AUTISM that I overcame because that doesn’t need overcoming. Ableism needs a LOT of overcoming!)

Move along now, antivaxxers. Anything you say in my inbox will earn you a block because I don’t put up with willful ignorance from people who don’t care to listen. If you don’t care to listen to reason then I don’t care to read your bullshit. 

I pray God sets your ignorant asses right.

There's lots of lesbian lit out there: Memoirs.

If you’re interested in autobiographical accounts of lesbian life, the always awesome Danika of fuckyeahlesbianliterature has compiled a list of 84 such titles on Goodreads (please note that you do NOT have to be a member of Goodreads to access this fantastic resource). My lesbian lit searches on Amazon have turned up a few books not yet shown on this amazingly comprehensive list; I do plan to add them, but thought I would share them here as well. I have not read these books so cannot personally vouch for them (and therefore the descriptive blurbs have been gleaned from Amazon), but they all look intriguing to me. Here you go:

Hit by a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn by Catherine Friend. When self-confessed “urban bookworm” Catherine Friend’s partner of twelve years decides she wants to fulfill her lifelong dream of owning a farm, Catherine agrees. What ensues is a crash course in both living off and with the land that ultimately allows Catherine to help fulfill Melissa’s dreams while not losing sight of her own. Hit by a Farm is a hilarious recounting of Catherine and Melissa’s trials of “getting back to the land.” It is also a coming-of (middle)-age story of a woman trying to cross the divide between who she is and who she wants to be, and the story of a couple who say “goodbye city life” — and learn more than they ever bargained for about love, land, and yes, sheep sex.

Ghost Wife: A Memoir of Love and Defiance by Michelle Dicinoski. Michelle Dicinoski has found the love of her life, and now she just wants to get married and live happily ever after. The only problem is, she’s in love with an American woman, Heather, and neither Australia nor America recognises same-sex marriage. What to do when love and the law collide? For Michelle, the answer is clear: go to Canada and get hitched there. Ghost Wife is the deep, funny, heartwarming and brave story of that trip. Along the way, Michelle reflects on why anyone would want to get married anyway, on the power of acceptance, and on the startling stories she uncovers in her family’s past. She investigates the hidden worlds of people who live their lives outside social norms, sometimes illegally. Michelle doesn’t want to disappear, not from her family and not from society. But living in Australia, will she always be a ghost wife?

Falling Into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home by Catherine Reid. “It’s not easy,” Catherine Reid writes, “to love a person and a place in equal measure.” Love she does, however, as described in these intimate, lyric essays about the land and people around her. With the inside perspective of a native daughter combined with her outsider status as a lesbian, Reid explores such paradoxes as those that arise from harnessing wild rivers or legalizing same-sex marriage. Her fascination with natural phenomena—whether bird hibernation, the arrival of fishers in suburbia, or the explosion of amphibious life in the wet weeks of spring—is captured in writing that pays as much attention to the sounds of a sentence as to the rhythms of the landscapes she wanders. Ultimately, however, Reid finds herself having to choose between her lover and her home place. Solace comes from companions as varied as a praying mantis, an otter, and her hundred-year-old grandmother, while resilience shows up in the stories of streams recovering from toxic spills and in communities weathering floods and town meetings. In essays both sensuous and provocative, Reid faces the beauty and challenges of our changing world head-on.

Lies About My Family by Amy Hoffman. All of Amy Hoffman’s grandparents came to the United States during the early twentieth century from areas in Poland and Russia that are now Belarus and Ukraine. Like millions of immigrants, they left their homes because of hopeless poverty, looking for better lives or at the least a chance of survival. Because of the luck, hard work, and resourcefulness of the earlier generations, Hoffman and her five siblings grew up in a middle-class home, healthy, well fed, and well educated. An American success story? Not quite—or at least not quite the standard version. Hoffman’s research in the Ellis Island archives along with interviews with family members reveal that the real lives of these relatives were far more complicated and interesting than their documents might suggest. Hoffman and her siblings grew up as observant Jews in a heavily Catholic New Jersey suburb, as political progressives in a town full of Republicans, as readers in a school full of football players and their fans. As a young lesbian, she distanced herself from her parents, who didn’t understand her choice, and from the Jewish community, with its organization around family and unquestioning Zionism. However, both she and her parents changed and evolved, and by the end of this engaging narrative, they have come to new understandings, of themselves and one another.

The Ice Cave: A Woman’s Adventures from the Mojave to the Antarctic by Lucy Jane Bledsoe. For Lucy Jane Bledsoe, wilderness had always been a source of peace. But during one disastrous solo trip in the wintry High Sierra she came face to face with a crisis: the wilderness no longer felt like home. The Ice Cave recounts Bledsoe’s wilderness journeys as she recovers her connection with the wild and discovers the meanings of fear and grace. These are Bledsoe’s gripping tales of fending off wolves in Alaska, encountering UFOs in the Colorado Desert, and searching for mountain lions in Berkeley. Her memorable story “The Breath of Seals” takes readers to Antarctica, the wildest continent on earth, where she camped out with geologists, biologists, and astrophysicists. These fresh and deeply personal narratives remind us what it means to be simply one member of one species, trying to find food and shelter—and moments of grace—on our planet.

In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court by Brittney Griner. Hailed by ESPN as the world’s most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner, the dunking phenom and national sensation who is shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries, now shares her coming-of-age story, revealing how she found her strength to overcome bullies and to embrace her authentic self. Griner, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft, is a once-in-a-generation player, possessing a combination of size and athleticism never before seen in the women’s game. But “the sport’s most transformative figure” (Sports Illustrated) is equally famous for making headlines off the court, for speaking out on issues of gender, sexuality, body image and self-esteem. At 6’8”, with an 88-inch wingspan and a size 17 shoe (men’s), the Phoenix Mercury star has heard every vicious insult in the book, enduring years of taunting that began in middle school and continues to this day. Through the highs and lows, Griner has learned to remain true to herself, rising above the haters trying to take her down. In her heartfelt memoir, she reflects on painful episodes in her life and describes how she came to celebrate what makes her unique—inspiring lessons she now shares. Filled with all the humor and personality Griner has become known for, In My Skin is more than a glimpse into one of the most original personalities in sports; it’s also a powerful call to readers to be true to themselves, to love who they are on the inside and out.