putting this here because it's great

Ghost Adventures Starters
  • "I hate the basement. I'm just putting that out there."
  • "I've come a long way to talk to you because I think you're a piece of crap."
  • "Is this spirit being a smartass?"
  • "You look great for being... not alive."
  • "Ghosts don't even like me."
  • "It's cold, it's dark, and it's exciting as hell!"
  • "Are you banging your head on the wall?"
  • "Something is up here, gathering all the power it can."
  • "If this is the portal of hell, why don't you come up out of that ground and get us?"
  • "Here I am in the sugar shack!"
  • "I hope you can hear me up there in the damned attic!"
  • "I can't wait to get locked in here."
  • "Dude, he's kinda creeping me out. No joke."
  • "Have you ever heard of those guys who wear jackets when it's really, really hot out?"
  • "I can't believe they left me out here, all by myself, with this music playing."
  • "Wait, am I standing on his grave?"
  • "I have respect for all spirits... except for you."
  • "I just wanna see where the massacre took place."
  • "This right here is like putting holy water on a demon."
  • "I'm just pumped! Are you guys pumped?"
  • "I smell beautiful."
  • "Do you see that? Because I can't, either."
  • "You have reached your final desination. Hell."
  • "This is tougher than it looks on tv, trust me."
  • "This is beyond dangerous. I don't recommend anybody do this."
  • "It was probably the most dangerous, craziest thing we've ever done."
  • "Hey, we're just lost. We need a place to stay."
  • "Thank you for knocking."
  • "I've got a teddy bear for you!"
  • "Were you stabbed in this room, Sir?"

ladies and gentlemen may I present to you my latest and greatest creation, transformers_pri.me

(Finally) TLC Fancast

WOWZER! I think I put WAY too much energy into this. Like, 2 months worth of energy into this. I WANTED IT TO BE PERFECT OKAY? So, without further ado, here is my TLC fancast (To the best I was able to find…) 

Cinder! Cinder gives me a lot of grief. I think its because she’s my bby and its always hard to cast a real person as my favorite fictional character, but I honestly think EITHER Courtney Eaton or Naomi Scott would be great. (But I really love Naomi Scott)


Scarlet! This actress was suggested by @alunarrevolutionary (Thanks fam) and I LOOVVEEE her. If she had longer hair, aye. SO, my scarlet is Shannon Purser

Wolf! Wolf also gives me the struggles. I needed someone who could play a lil’ fluff when with Scar, but who was also, well, Wolf. I think Marlon Teixeira does both :) 

CRESS! MY SECOND BBY. My opinion for her changes a lot, but I really like Dove Cameron. She’s super cute and has a very cress feel to her.  (Even though she’s not the best choice acting wise..?) 

THORNE. I love Sam Claflin. I keep trying to find others. And I keep coming back to Sam. (Though he might be too old… sigh) But honestly… 

Winter <3 
Winter ALSO gives me the struggles. I want someone who has great hair, and dark enough skin, and is a good actress. My original girl was Alexandra Metz… I have yet to find someone I like more than her, despite her skin not being quite as dark as I wanted. But… Gah, I really just love her for Winter… xD 

Jacin. I like Lucas Till, because he’s super hot but also can pull off the “I’m going to kill you with my glare” look to him. I feel it. 

Iko! My 3rd bbbbbyyyyyy I LOVE KEKE PALMER. Y’all can fight me, but I think her whole acting personality, look, and voice completely fit. 

Levana! I think Angelina Jolie basically has the role already. She’s a phenomenal actress, and I mean, GEEZ, she just looks so very Levana - like. Especially in this picture/gif. I have actually never pictured anyone else for Levana. Even when reading. 

Alright! Theres my Fancast! Hope you liked it! Im glad I finally did it, lol. <3 


Hey guys! So I’ve been working on this project for over a month, and its finally done!

I’ve created my own Fullmetal Alchemist coloring book!

This is an original handmade book featuring illustrations of Ed & Al and the whole gang! (yeah the book quality’s not sooo great sorry -__-)

Choose from 15 drawings to color on high quality paper! I tried to include a variety of characters and settings

The price of the book is 23$ plus add. shipping

Currently there are only 15 books made, so its first come first served (if there a demand for more, i’ll consider making a second batch, but its a lot of work)

You can purchase the book on my ebay account >>> HERE <<<

Please consider buying or spreading the word because I put a looot of work into this project!

Also note that FMA does not belong to me, but these are original drawings of mine based on the series.

Please feel free to message me with questions and thank you so much to anyone interested!

Truth or Dare / Ethan

AN: I was going to make this a smut, but i decided to leave that up to you all and decide if this should be a part two. Also, i know this might seem a bit rushed but its almost midnight and I’m tired.

Summary: Y/N leaves a birthday party with the twins and Grayson’s girlfriend. She ends up staying at their house instead of driving home. After Grayson and his girlfriend go to bed, Y/N an Ethan are left alone. They joke around and end up playing truth or dare like they did when they were little, but this time it’s more…intense.

Originally posted by ourmagiclovestory

Today I was hanging out with my friends, Ethan and Grayson Dolan. We were currently at a party for their sister Cameron’s birthday. I was standing with Grayson’s girlfriend in the kitchen while we waited for the boys to grab their things so we could leave.

Both twins appeared in the kitchen along with their sister. My smile grew as I walked to give her a goodbye hug.

“Happy birthday again” I said with a smile and a small laugh. She hugged me back.

“Thank you, I loved the camera you bought me.” She said as she let go.

“Good, I’m glad you did.” I said with a smile.

“We’ll see you tomorrow sis.” Ethan said before her and gray hug her.

We all head to Grayson’s car. Grayson drove, while his girlfriend sat in the passenger seat, leaving me and Ethan in the back seat. I was happy because Ethan was one of my great friends, but I always get nervous around him. I have always had a crush on Ethan, and Grayson loves to rub it in, but want tell me if he likes me back. I pushed that thought aside and I lazily laid my head on Ethan’s shoulder as Grayson drove back to his apartment. When he pulled in, Grayson turned to me.

“Y/N I’m not letting you drive home, its midnight. You’re staying here.” He said. I didn’t argue with him, because I knew he would put up a huge fight. So instead, we all walked up to their apartment and went inside. Grayson and his girlfriend immediately went to Grayson’s room to go to bed. Ethan and I sat down on the couch and decided to watch to. But I wasn’t paying attention to it, I was paying attention to him staring at me. I laughed and turned to him with a cheeky smile.

“Why are you starring?” I asked.

“Want to play truth or dare?” He asked.

“What are we twelve?” I asked laughing. He turned so his whole body was facing mine, and I copied his actions.

“We haven’t played since we were like 15 so why not?’’ He asked, I shrugged.

“OK, fine. But let’s go to your room so they don’t wake up.” I said. We both walked into his room and shut the door. We sat onto his bed, facing each other as we sat with our legs folded.

“Truth or dare?” He asked.

“Truth.” I said.

“What’s your favorite video of ours?” He asked.

“Your wisdom teeth video, oh my god!” I said laughing. He joined in with my laughter.

“Truth or dare?” I asked him

“Truth.” He answered.

“What color are you dying your hair next?” I asked, wiggling my eyebrows.

“Hey, that’s a surprise!” He said, I stuck out my bottom lip and pouted making him laugh.

“Truth or dare.” He asked.

“Fuck it, dare” I replied, leaning back onto my hands, He smirked.

“I dare you to take off your shirt.” He said, his smirk growing.

“Hey, that’s not how we did it when we were 15.” I said, sitting up. He laughed.

“Come on, I thought you never said no to a dare.” He said making me smirk.

“You know what? Fine.” I said. I lifted my shirt over my head and threw it in his face. He pulled it from his face with a smile, his face falling when he seen my half naked torso.

“Truth or dare?” I asked, leaning forward to rest my elbows on my knees and rest my chin in my hand.

“Dare.” He said, his smirk growing again.

“Good, because I’m not going to be the only one shirtless.” I said. He chuckled and lifted his shirt over his head and mocked me by throwing his shirt at my face. I laughed and tossed it to the side, next to mine.

“Truth or dare?” He asked me.

“Dare.” I said.

“Sit on my lap.” He said. My heart raced at his words, but my body listened to him. He moved so his legs hung over the side of the bed and I moved to straddle his lap, resting on top of it. His hands rested on my waist and mine rested on his shoulders.

“Truth or dare?” I asked, just above a whisper.

“Dare.” He said quietly, his eyes flickered from mine to my lips and back. I was nervous to say it, but my mind spit it out for me.

“Kiss me.” I said, looking into his eyes. He immediately closed the gap and space between us, pulling my body as close to his as possible. Our lips moved together in the quiet room, my hand moved to his hair as his roamed my thighs and lower back. He soon laid back, keeping me on top of him. All I could think was how lucky I am to be in this situation with Ethan. I always had a feeling he liked me back, but I didn’t know the truth until right now. He rolled us over, and moved so we were full on the bed with him between my legs. Our breathing was heavy as we starred at each other.

“Truth or dare?” He asked breathlessly.

“Dare.” I managed to breathe out.

“Be my girlfriend.” He said.

“You have no idea how long I’ve wanted to hear you say that.” I said with a smile, his smile grew before he kissed me once again.


crossover au


@all-you-see-is-nightmare-eyes HELPED ME WITH THESE

- the boys get progressively gayer now that they’re together, they hold hands and make out and cuddle and everyone finds it really cute?? (everyone as in heidi and jeremy’s dad)

- they have a specific way they cuddle, connor’s on the left curled up around them since he’s the tallest and the main one he’s curled up around is michael, his nose nuzzled in his hair. honestly he’s just spooning michael. michael’s arms are around evan, who’s nuzzled in his neck and has his arms wrapped around him and connor. jeremy’s spooning evan, nuzzled in the back of his neck as he wrapped his arms around michael and evan and he’s holding connor’s hand.

- it’s almost impossible for them to sleep unless they’re with each other it’s crazy

- connor definitely dramatically drapes himself across michael when he’s playing games to get his attention

- “pay attention to me and your other boyfriends”
“just one more level-”
“no it’s late and we wanna watch movies”
“start one without me then i’ll be there right after i beat this i promise”
“you said that four levels ago, please?”
all three of them give michael puppy eyes; he can’t resist

- okay but evan’s never had a slushy before and michael is OFFENDED, so he grabs all of the boys and they go to the seven eleven down the street. at 2 in the morning.

- when evan first tries it he’s like “HOLY HECK THIS IS GOOD” and he drinks it way too quickly and no one has enough time to tell him about brain freezes


- turns out evan gets extremely hyper with just a small amount of sugar so everyone just watches him tired himself out and then connor has to carry him home when he crashes

- they all bought evan a bonsai tree for his birthday and evan treasured it so much that he wont even let his boyfriend’s touch it

- eventually they all end up talking about the squips and the suicide attempts. there’s a lot of tears, but they’re there for each other and they comfort each other through it, they make sure to be each other’s rocks.

- HALLOWEEN IS CONNOR’S FAV HOLIDAY he plans out matching costumes (they’re all dressed up as zombie mario characters) and he helps decorate everyone’s houses because he can’t do it at his own and he scares the fuck out of his boyfriend’s 24/7

- christmas is definitely jeremy’s favorite time of the year because he likes the cold, but also because of the cliche’s - mistletoes, matching sweaters, snow ball fights, dazzling lights and presents - it’s just great

- god fuCKING RUN from michael on april fools day he plays so many tricks on everyone and one time he put hair dye in connors shampoo and he came out with bright pink hair its a fucjing disaster

- everyone protects evan from michael on april fool’s day to be honest

- evan’s favorite time of the year is definitely new years eve because. like. everyones celebrating for their own reasons, and he has his own. connor’s lived another year, he’s been with his boyfriend’s for another year, he’s actually here for another year. plus, he gets to kiss his boyfriend’s at midnight.

- plus they all stole wine from jeremy’s dad and evan totally got grounded for it

- on their anniversary, they decide to get each other promise rings and give them to each other at the end of the day. they go back to the orchard with a picnic basket and spend the entire day there, talking and laughing and taking pictures. eventually they all pull out the rings and give them to each other.

- the inside bands of rings all say something different

- jeremy’s says “you’re our world and stars”
michael’s says “you’re our happiness and laughter”
evan’s says “you’re our calm in the middle of a storm”
connor’s says “you’re our beacon of light in darkness”

- they kept their relationship a secret from everyone at their schools, but when they checked Instagram that night, evan had posted a picture of their ring hands reaching for the sky. underneath it the caption says “All we see is sky for forever ~ These three mean the world to me and I can’t express it enough. One year already and I can’t wait for the years to come.”

- they all decide to post similar things on their instagrams, and it feels nice to finally be out and free to be themselves.

- the first time the boys went to connor’s house was to meet his parents - he had told them a month earlier that he was gay and had three boyfriend’s and his parents took it somewhat okay, but they’re really confused about it all. so they invited them to a dinner.

- connor finds out last second that they were supposed to dress up all nice, like tuxes and stuff and he tried to warn his boys but they were already there

- so now there’s these three awkward boys standing there in their basic regular clothing while everyone’s wearing dresses and tuxes

- at least connor looks good

- after that they spend a lot more time at evan’s house because his momma is so sweet when she’s there


- “shit bitch tit fuck asshole” THEY LITERALLY SCREAM

- “you know you guys make such a big deal out of me swearing when i can have you all swearing and moaning in five minutes” EVERYONE GOES INTO SHOCK

- one night evan’s mom goes out on a date and everyone is SCREAMING BECAUSE HEIDI HAS A BOYFRIEND

- her boyfriend has a little four year old daughter !!!

- he meets evan and his boys and hes like “oh are you guys heidi’s sons?” and connor without thinking says “nah we’re all evan’s boyfriends” and everyone’s hearts stop for a moment but new like “okay” and evan actually feels his chest swell with pride and happiness and he just. laughs and says “okay.” back and everything is good

- he’s able to bond with all of the boys in one way or another, he talks with michael for hours on end just about how amazing his jacket is and all of the patches on his jacket and stands behind connor while he’s drawing sometimes and gives him some tips and when jeremy tries to cook he swifts by and gives him tips too, adding in stuff now and then secretly to help and with evan, well they talk all the time considering this man is dating evan’s mom, and really quickly evan trusts him and is happy for him and his mom


- all the boys are the best men no questions asked and they all wearing matching ties and tuxes and heidi’s boyfriend’s little girl is the flower girl

- after the wedding at the after party the boys lay outside in the grass and they’re just talking and watching the sky and there’s music faintly playing in the background from inside the building and they’re just so happy and calm

- jeremy suddenly says “i can’t wait for our wedding” and everyone is shocked but jeremy is just confused because he didn’t even know he said that out loud but when he finds out he did he blushes and covers his face

- connor is like “i would marry you all in a heart beat” and michael is like “we already have matching rings..”

- evan suddenly stands without saying a word and the rest of the boys stand too thinking they made him anxious, but he turns around and suddenly gets down on one knee and hes like “will you all marry me?”

- and it’s so cliche but every one of them say yes and they all cry

- here they are - these fucking kids, jeremy and michael at age seventeen, evan at eighteen, connor at nineteen - here they all are, proposing to each other

- they of course can’t legally get married but they all change their names a week later. they all sport the last name, Hansen-Heere-Murphy-Mell.

okay im done for now because my fingers hurt from typing


word count:    769 words

Originally posted by letmebangteen

im putting gifs before the actual scenario now just to set the mood aye

  • everyone in the hospital he’s working at loves nurse seungcheol
  • im not even kidding
  • his admirers arent limited to only patients though
  • doctors, nurses, fellow interns, emt’s, janitors, lunch ladies–you name it–all love him
  • maybe its because he’s great at handling patients, or he’s vv respectful to everyone and anyone, or he’s genuinely passionate about his job
  • or maybe it’s because he’s super good looking too
  • anYwAYS
  • youre a doctor who was just reassigned to cheol’s hospital so youre still kind of getting to learn the hang of things
  • on your first day, you were having some trouble finding where your new clinic and wow who do you happen to bump into??
  • an intern by the name of chan thats who sorry
  • although he was very awkward at first, he’s super helpful and cute and youre like ‘its settled i have my favorite intern’
  • so now you’re here and chan bids you goodbye bc he’s getting paged by doctor jeonghan who also happens to love chan
  • in the middle of unpacking your small box of things from your previous office, someone bursts through the door all sweaty n stuff
  • its seungcheol
  • he’s yelling out for doctor kim but youre like welp im not doctor kim
  • and he looks at you like “who r u” and you’re like “well im sure as hell not doctor kim”
  • “are you the new trauma surgeon??“ “yes, nice to meet you im––“ 
  • before you could introduce yourself, he grabs your wrist and drags you out of the office to the ER
  • while dragging you like a dog on the leash he’s briefing you on the situation
  • someone’s car rammed into a truck, and although the truck driver was unharmed, the car driver suffered severe injuries and needs to be operated on asap
  • its still kind of a shock to you since you literally just arrived here like half an hour ago but youre still a doctor so you tell him youre gonna do it
  • when youre about to begin the surgery, you notice that nurse cheol is going to be assisting you on this one
  • even though you met like five minutes ago, throughout the surgery, its like youve been working together for years
  • theres an unspoken chemistry and understanding between you two and wow its great
  • you and him are perfectly in sync
  • he’s giving you the correct instrument you need and doing the right thing without you even saying anything
  • you’re doing your part as well by operating on the patient carefully and skillfully like you’re playing an instrument or something
  • the surgery is over in no time bc of your guys’ great teamwork
  • afterwards youre kinda still awkward with each other bc you literally dont know each other at all
  • but seungcheol compliments you like “hey…you’re a great doctor you know..”
  • you blush and you compliment him back like “thanks… you’re a great nurse too…”
  • basically you think you have a crush and he thinks that he does too
  • youre interactions dont just stop with that one surgery tho
  • cheol either invites you to have lunch with him during breaks or barges into your office with takeout and tells you to eat with him
  • both of you love watching the latest kdramas together and crying over character deaths all the time
  • you guys are now the new power couple around the hospital professionally or romantically
  • everyone around the office knows youre a great pair and all the guardians of patients that have to undergo surgery are requesting that you operate on them with nurse cheol as your assist
  • you guys are the dream team until one day
  • a man was admitted into the hospital after an incident in a construction site happened
  • just by looking at his state, you knew that it would take a miracle to pull this surgery off
  • before the surgery, youre stressing out and youre thinking ‘what if i fail?? what if he dies?’ 
  • but all of your thoughts are put to rest when seungcheol pulls you into a hug and kisses your forehead which shocks you because ????
  • youve never delved into skinship in your relationship before?? and now here he is?? like wow its great but ??
  • its works in calming you down though
  • he whispers in your ear before you begin
  • “if––when we pull this surgery off successfully, will you go out with me?“
  • you just look at him lovingly and he looks at you the same and youre melting right about now
  • you respond by kissing him over his mask right on his lips
  • “does that answer your question?“

gosh this was a mess / send in your requests please!!

A Friendly PSA

so what if you’re a girl and you like wearing “masculine” clothes? you’re still a girl. (and let’s be honest, they’re comfy)

so what if you’re a boy and you like to wear dresses or skirts or lace? that’s what you like wearing and it looks fucking GREAT on you!

so what if you’re bi? you’re wonderful and there’s plenty of love to go around!

you’re pan? that’s awesome! lots of love! love is great!

you’re poly? amazing! love!

you’re gay/lesbian? cool! look at the love its amazing!

you’re ace (or anything under that spectrum)? that’s awesome! platonic love is great too!

you don’t know what you are? that’s cool! you have plenty of time to explore and go on a self journey!

lgbt+ Muslim? wonderful! Allah loves you

lgbt+ Christian/Catholic? beautiful! God loves you

lgbt+ Polytheist? great! your Gods love you!!

lgbt+ Pagan? amazing! not sure what to put here because it’s sort of an umbrella term but you’re valid and loved!

you’re trans? awesome! you’re loved, valid, cherished, and amazing!

Happy Pride!! I hope you have a safe, fun, and wonderful month!

So I frequently got the request to make a post like this, detailing examples of bad crops, back when I still had asks open. All pictures are dogs from Dobes and Little Paws Rescue, many of them are adoptable! Some people won’t adopt dobes with less than perfect ears, so some have been languishing in rescue for months solely over the state of their ears. This is why dobe people are really intense about correct ear care.

This dog has no ears. They were removed in, very likely, a home crop hack job. There is a possibility his ears were incorrectly posted (leading to tissue death) or frostbitten, requiring amputation to save him from infection.

The ever common crop-and-flop- common when ears are cropped but not posted correctly, cropped too late, or ‘broken’ from ear related trauma.

These ears have serious pockets, from incorrect posting, causing them to lean inward.

One crop-and-flop, one curled over the head permenantly from pockets.

This dog’s ears might have been able to stand well, but it appears his initial owners gave up too soon. The standing ear is actually standing well, and likely simply needed the extra support of breath-rite strips for the tip to be straight.

This girl’s ears appeared at first glance to actually have been cropped very well, if very short. The edge is clean and shapely, and while she definitely has the short/military length more common on historical dogs, the shape actually suits her delicate feminine head. It’s a shame she has pockets from incorrect posting as her ears look very nice otherwise.

There’s also variations of this that float around, where the ears stand but also are creased, creating almost a button ear look. This is common enough in ear injuries, but typically only one ear is affected. More common is when people stop posting too early.

You’ll also notice the shape of these dogs’ ears also leaves a lot to be desired. Many times, the owner is not helped by starting off with a poor crop that does not lend itself well to posting. There are plenty of dogs that have had their ears ruined for actually standing by the shape, length, and skill (or lack thereof) the surgery was handled with. Both of these bitches have sloppy edges and way too much ear leather (cartilege) left at the base to have made a nice standing ear no matter what.

These are just a few examples of the types of crops and results you’ll see in rescue and byb dogs. This is also why there are ZERO good dobe breeders that allow their puppies to be cropped by someone of the owner’s choosing. The puppy is either sold cropped (by the breeder’s personal cropping vet) or is sold natural with the intention to STAY natural. Unfortunately, there are many owners that blame the breeder if something goes wrong during cropping or posting and the final outcome is less than desireable. Some people go as far as to return or dump the dog if the ears aren’t perfect by a year old. Others will not adopt the above dogs, simply because their ears aren’t perfect.

As many of you know, it is my personal opinion that if you are going to put your dog through a non-emergency surgery, no matter how minor, then it is YOUR JOB as the owner who elected to have the surgery to make sure it’s done right and proper aftercare is provided. All of these dogs could have had really nice ears, if their owners had done their research and found a good cropping vet and practiced good posting methods. Perhaps some of them wouldn’t have sat in rescue for several months, being passed up for other dogs with ears closer to perfect. It’s a shame people put so much emphasis into the initial presentation of ears and head to the point where they pass up perfectly good dogs just because they don’t like the ears. This also happens with natural earred dogs- many people will not adopt a natural earred dog too old to be cropped, and those that do frequently want perfectly hanging natural ears and not one of the less perfect variations.

Anyway. If anyone here is within that rescue’s range and wants a great dog that’s active, loves to interact with its owners, and regards its owners as their sun moon and stars, please consider adopting one of these dogs or (in cases where the featured dog is adopted) one of the others with 'less perfect’ ears as they are passed up frequently for ears alone.


                                             IS FOR YOU!! (ꈍᴗꈍ)♥

Hello Pau here! For a long time I’ve had in mind doing this, but I’m not sure if this is going to work out or not u_u.

The thing is that I just reached 5k followers!! and that is so so great, never thought this blog would grow this much!!. So I was thinking that every time I make a follow forever, there’s always mentions to a few blogs, but I never get to thank to every single one of my followers for supporting this blog ♥. So instead of picking some blogs for this follow forever, I decided that If you’re simply following this blog, you’re included in this ff. 

So PLEASE If you’re one of the 5K amazingly cute and pretty followers of this blog, REBLOG THIS because this is me trying to thank you for that ♥!! 

And that’s pretty much it tbh. There’s so many amazing people on here that sometimes, only because we’re not mutuals don’t get the appreciation they deserve. So yeah, you’re all amazing, thanks for following this dumb ass blog, and If you ever wanna chat or something I’m always up to meet you all. ♥ 

Reaction to The Great Comet - 5/7/2017 (200th Performance)

Hello there! This is one of the admins here on dailygreatcomet. I had the wonderful opportunity to see The Great Comet during its 200th performance! And let me tell you, it was amazing. I have seen the show before, but this time I wanted to observe everything that was going on around me.  I’ll put this under a read more if you’re interested because there’s ton of stuff to say: 

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Leading Suspects: Chapter 26

Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Chapter 10, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, Chapter 13, Chapter 14, Chapter 15, Chapter 16, Chapter 17, Chapter 18, Chapter 19, Chapter 20, Chapter 21, Chapter 22, Chapter 23, Chapter 24, Chapter 25

I stop my car two miles out of town and climb out to pace up and down, shaking my hands at my sides and trying to pluck up my courage. I’ve had five hours of driving to think about what I’m going to say to him. All night long when I couldn’t sleep. Several hours last night of wine drinking and packing and two very drunk and unhelpful friends who suggested everything from grovelling to serenading him to Jo’s plan of just stripping naked in front of him. Why am I friends with them again?

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Stupid yearbook quotes matched with Selection characters
  • Maxon: "Just because you're trash doesn't mean you can't do great things. It's called a garbage can not a garbage can't."
  • America: "I had to put my grades up for adoption because I couldn't raise them."
  • Marlee: "Goodbye everyone, I'll remember you all in therapy."
  • Celeste: "Hannah Montana says nobody's perfect but here I am."
  • Kriss: "Remember to always be yourself, unless you suck. Then pretend to be someone else."
  • Elise: "Its not enough that I succeed- others must fail."
  • Natalie: "This wasn't like High School Musical at all."
  • Aspen: "See kids, I told you I was hot in high school."

hey maybe its just me but i feel like ive been seeing a lot of gay zuko posts lately,  so heres my unsolicited two cents on zuko being a gay icon:

  • according to that new lok comic, same gender relationships were banned by fire lord sozin. zuko was raised in a homophobic society with laws put in place by his great grandfather and presumably enforced by his grandfather and father. can i say king of rebelling against an oppressive regime and overcoming internalized homophobia?
  • developed anger issues and feelings of inadequacy because of the toxic environment he was raised in. another gay mood
  • no hate for mai because i love her. she’s a lesbian and her and ty lee are gfs. zuko and mai break up on good terms and are the ultimate example of gay/lesbian solidarity so jot that fucking down
  • a quote from zuko, after iroh suggests that he might bring girlfriends to their new apartment in Ba Sing Se:
    • “This city is a prison. I don’t want to make my life here.”
  • uncle iroh (ever forcing heterosexuality) is the one to set up zuko with that girl who has a crush on him in Ba Sing Se. Zuko 1000% percent does not want to be there
  • a quote from jet who had a crush on zuko:
    • Jet: You know, as soon as I saw your scar, I knew exactly who you were. You’re an outcast like me. And us outcasts have to stick together. We have to watch each other’s backs, because no one else will.
      Zuko: I’ve realized lately that being on your own isn’t always the best path.
  • zuko and sokka get married and become a power couple. I will not elaborate on this. but here’s some evidence
    • zuko’s spouse is canonically unknown (according to his wiki that i read this morning)
    • sokka has no recorded spouse or children
  • you might say, hey, doesnt that mean they are definitely not together then? 
  • well in this time and gayge (gay age), nothing is something and i take what i can get
  • and that’s that folks
How The French View Americans: Negative Stereotypes Explained

We all have preconceived notions of certain countries and cultures. We might even understand that these are gross generalizations but that doesn’t keep us from believing them. The French have quite a few preconceived ideas on what it means to be American. I’m going to explore where these stereotypes might come from.  

*Disclaimer: This is all (slightly researched) speculation. *

1. Americans are stupid 

Americans have the unfortunate stereotype of being not so bright. Many Europeans would agree. Is there some truth to this? Well according to OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), the U.S ranks 26th worldwide in scholastic test scores, below other world powers such as France, Germany, and China. But this is only proof if you believe that test scores accurately define intelligence. Also, the typical French person probably doesn’t know this statistic…so why do they think we’re “idiots”?

Probably because we are generally ignorant of the world around us. Who’s the Prime Minister of the UK? What political scandal is currently going on in Brazil? What is ISIS? The reality is many Europeans could answer these questions and many Americans could not. The other day I watched this American girl try to order at a french bakery. This first thing she said was “Hola” (*face palm*) and then she very loudly asked for a sandwhich in english, as if yelling would help the cashier understand her better. This is the American traveler in a nutshell - we go overseas without any regard for common practices, norms, or courtesies. This lack of cultural curiosity is what probably makes us seem uninformed, silly, and quite frankly, stupid. 

2. Americans are superficial

Outsiders believe that all we care about is our looks, status, and wealth. Materialistic is our name and consumerism is our game. But like, we can’t like, be bothered with things like “inner beauty”. I mean, duh, we have reps to protect! 

It’s not hard to understand why one would come to this conclusion of us. Watch American TV for 30 minutes and you will see how we eat up ideas of popularity and wealth. I mean we are the same country that has made famous-for-nothing Kardashians a household name. We’re also the same country that lets Channing Tatum “act” and lets Taylor Swift whine on every stage. I must admit (ashamedly) that I’ve thought to myself, “Wow, french actors and singers are not attractive”. But their celebrities are actually famous for being talented. Crazy concept, right? 

3. Americans are conservative 

One day when I was babysitting, I took the kids to the park. On the side of a building was a LARGE ad for a burlesque show with a topless woman gracing center stage. I remember feeling appalled. This is a park where children come to play! I looked around and none of the moms or their kids paid it any attention, almost as if this was normal. Am I a prude? No, I’m just American.

When it comes to nudity, cursing, or anything else considered taboo, we tend to censure it. These things are typically reserved for private spaces among adults. But in France, whether its in the media or in real life, they are much less likely to censor themselves. 

Theory time: Part of this may be because we are a much more religious country than France. Although we express freedom of religion within our Constitution, we cannot deny that our country was founded on Christian principles and those principles manifest themselves within our political, social, and cultural identity. Around 88% of American citizens are affiliated with a religion compared to almost 55% of French citizens. Why are LGBT and female reproductive rights hot button issues? Why is the drinking age still 21 years old? Because of persisting conservative sentiments. Perhaps we hold more modest values because of our country’s subconscious (or maybe not so subconscious) ties to religion. 

4. America is dangerous and racist 

To many outsiders, most of our major cities are synonymous with danger. New York. Miami. Chicago. I’ve been asked several times by wide-eyed Frenchies if I’ve ever visited these cities and if I’ve ever felt unsafe. What puzzles them most is why, oh why, can’t America solve its gun issue? Trust me, we’re asking ourselves the same thing. Mass shootings have become unnervingly commonplace and we are just as exhausted.  

As for the racism thing, French people have televisions. They see our public discourse on police brutality, the physical aggression at Trump rallies and that same presidential candidate’s stance on Mexican immigrants. They know well that our country was built on the backs of slaves and immigrants and has a 400 year history of racial oppression and discrimination. But don’t be fooled, France is not at all a racial utopia. They’ve had their fare share of discriminatory laws over the years. However, due to our track record, its the U.S that usually wins the prize of most racist world power. 

5. Americans are fat 

This is without doubt the number one stereotype about Americans and unfortunately there’s a lot of merit to it. We are one of the unhealthiest countries in the world. In 2015, 74 million Americans, almost 2/3 of the country, were considered overweight or obese. Researchers predict that these numbers will only increase and by 2020, 75% of the nation will be overweight. Compared to the 40% of overweight French citizens, these numbers are quite egregious.

But what’s ironic is that we are by far more obsessed with exercise and healthy eating. We have a strong “work out culture” in the states and for most Americans the question is not whether you’re dieting but which diet you’re on. As a whole, French people don’t actively work out. In fact in the 9 months I’ve been here, I have seen one gym. ONE. And it was extremely empty. They don’t have to work at being healthy because they just naturally are. It’s not in their culture to eat large fast food portions or eat out for that matter. Where as in the US, we love to dine outside the home. Not only is it a great way to connect with friends but its convenient. And from drive-thrus to 24/7 restaurants, you cant deny our love affair with conveniency.

6. Americans are self-involved workaholics

“You can be anything you put your mind to” “Reach for the stars” “You could be the next president of the United States!”

From an early age we are told that everyone is special. That hard work is the key to success and to dream as big as possible. I asked a couple of my students what they wanted to be when they grew up and none of them had an answer. From an American perspective this is very strange. Every American child knows exactly what they want to be by the age of 3. Even if the answer is a Princess, we raise children to have a very clear and confident vision of who they are and where they are going in life. 

Our society is characterized by individualism. What that means is that we emphasis personal achievements, we value independence, and much of what we do in life is self-enhancing. Many countries fall into this category and you can argue that there’s nothing wrong with it. But the inevitable result of individualism is that we lose sight in the importance of people around us. We are less family-oriented and instead place more value on our personal success, which typically translates to how we perform in our careers. 

Everyone is chasing the “American Dream”, hoping to make something of themselves. But instead of enjoying life, we’re too busy working hard for the money. We work 30% more than Europeans, have significantly less paid vacation time, and we’re one of the only countries that doesn’t guarantee parental leave for new mothers and fathers. We don’t value leisure time for ourselves or with our family. Maybe we are not personally “self-involved workaholics”, but the way our society is set up its almost impossible not to be. 

Feeling bitter? Well let’s glance at some positive stereotypes. 

7. Americans are very self-confident 

8. Americans are charitable

9. Americans are super friendly

10. Americans are good looking 

See, it’s not all bad. 

so im starting a new chapter of my life tomorrow, and i actually should be in bed right now but i can’t sleep because im super nervous, haha. so made a little something (a montage, haha) to help encourage me and cheer me up (and maybe in other situations too)?

i figured i might as well post this on here, because maybe it could help anyone else out there who are having a bad day, are anxious, or just need some encouragement. hope you guys are having a wonderful day/night, wherever you may be. :’)