reading is bad

The “A Series of Unfortunate Events” Netflix series is so ridiculous and so objectively bad, but it’s also completely perfect. I am so satisfied, a word which here means “this show is everything I could’ve asked for and everything my childhood deserved.”

I love you all, I truly do, but...

Can you please at least try typing your question into Google before you ask me? For the sake of my sanity?

I don’t want to put my foot down, or refuse to answer some questions, but the opportunity you have in me is to ask me about my own personal experience, as a lawyer, and to give you the benefit of my training in legal research. Those are the kinds of things that you just can’t get from a google search.

The point is not to use me as a literal replacement for Google, when honestly there are thousands upon thousands of people PAID to maintain highly detailed websites that give lay people huge amounts of information about things like, the procedure for applying for probate, or the sentencing laws for specific crimes. Literally if you google you can find so much information.

Please try it, before I start breaking out the “Google It” gifs.

anonymous asked:

Sorry I should have been more specific! Like ones you really liked personally? Or maybe if you need me to be more specific High School/College/Coffee shop aus?

oh, its no problem! i just wanted to make sure ^^

i really like these fics: 

Decent Fiction - Pomme (manzana)

even the most stubborn, lazy, apathetic student can be properly motivated
[university/library au]


The Strange Attraction Syndrome - Tiffanybane

art major!craig college au
(one of my personal favs)


Automaton - Tiffanybane

Thomas has a plan. A master plan to get into Craig’s pants. It’s just that nobody was expecting it to work for Tweek, too. hs!au

and i guess i haven’t really read a whole lot of creek fic recently ;; but there are a bunch of high school au fics on my old creek rec list~ ♥

Honestly, someone tell me that all those studybloggers don’t actually get good grades because how the hell do you find time and good handwriting to have all those pretty notes AND study everything effectively.

a junior who was taking the psat today ditched the idea of pulling the fire alrm to get out of testing and instead hacked into the school’s alarm system to set it off exactly when the English section was scheduled to start

THIS KID WAS SLICK ENOUGH TO HACK INTO AN ALARM SYSTEM BECAUSE HE WASN’T PREPARED FOR THE PSAT

and there you have it

that’s the summary of the American education system

Courage doesn’t always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
‘I will try again tomorrow.
—  Mary Anne Radmacher, Simply An Inspired Life: Consciously Choosing Unbounded Happiness in Good Times & Bad

I think we can all agree that Yuuri’s speech was a central scene this episode, and although I’ve seen a lot of people giving great explanations about Yuuri’s use of 「愛」 in his speech and the difference between 「愛」(ai) and 「恋」(koi) there aren’t many people who go further into his speech than that.


Firstly I’ll just briefly gloss over 「愛」 and 「恋」because what they each connotate in the Japanese language is important to the Yuri!!! on Ice plot

「恋」is kind of like a physical love. It describes one’s longing for someone, but lacks a deeper emotional bond. Used for boyfriend/girlfriend/partner.

「愛」 is a deep love, it encompasses 恋 but also describes emotional love. While it does mean you long for someone, it kind of implies that you’re willing to do, give, or change something to be with them. Used for family/spouse.

***note: on the contrary, while「恋」does imply a physical romance/love, 「恋人」refers to you’re true love, you’d call your fiancé or spouse that, and「愛人」implies someone you’ve had an affair with. So when Victor uses the word 「恋人」…. ;)))


So when Yuuri says
「僕の愛、それは分かり易い愛や恋ではなくて、ヴィクトルとの絆や、家族や、地元に対する微妙な気持ち」
He’s saying his「愛」is not just the physical and emotional love he has for others, his love is literally his relationship with Victor, it is literally his family, and that it is the complicated/abstract feelings he has for others around him (aka Yuuko, Minako, Nishigori). It is a tangible THING such as actions and words as implied by Yuuri’s use of 「物」 instead of 「事」which would describe an idea or a concept.

Another interesting thing to note is when Yuuri says he has “no name for this emotion”
「その感情に名前はない」
At first I thought Yuuri might have been downplaying his emotions but then I realised it wasn’t that, it was that Yuuri really just doesn’t know exactly what 「愛」is just yet despite describing it briefly before because he’s still exploring what it truly means for him.
Before Victor, we all know Yuuri had a big crush on Yuuko, hell, he was going to confess in the first episode. But that’s all it was, a crush, which would take neither 「愛」nor「恋」, but 「好き」(suki).

Now I’m sure you know the difference between 「愛する」and「好きです」but just in case
「好きです」refers to a wide range of types of “like”. You use it for objects, hobbies, and topics, or people-wise, friends and crushes.


Through Yuuri’s speech, we are witnessing his growth and exploration of what 「愛」is, what it means to him, and who the word applies to. Most prominent are his developing feelings of 「愛」towards Victor. The phrase
「繋ぎ止める」
Does mean “to hold on to”, but it also means “to fasten” or “to tie”, and this implies that while Yuuri does not want to let go of Victor, neither does he want Victor to let go of him. Yuuri wants to create a mutual bond with Victor, and he has decided to call this bond 「愛」.


As a side note, here’s further meta on Yuuri and Victor’s developing relationship, shown through the episode preview. It’s very short but 
I do think it’s a cute example of them becoming closer to each other.

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one day i was walking and i found this big log then i rolled the log over and underneath was a tiny little stick and i was like, “that log had a child!”

Ok so I’ve had these ideas in my head for a while now, I’m not very good at writing (specially in english) but I wanted to share it anyway.

Red riding hood AU, sort of. Hanzo as the Red Riding Hood and McCree as the Big Bad Wolf (also known as werewolf!McCree and hunter!Hanzo lmao). 

A few things about the AU under the cut.

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GUYS. GUYS. THE FULL VERSION HAS ARRIVED. 

If you honestly think exposing war crimes is something that should rightfully be punished AND APOLOGIZED FOR you’re fucked up. You view the states UNACCEPTABLE VIOLENCE as righteous and the denunciation of its murder and path of literal terror as a thing that must be destroyed. Go fuck yourselves. You don’t care about what is supposedly “just” and what is supposedly “moral,” you care about the protection of power and violence as long as it is not attacking you yet.

all i want from YoI season 2

((Yuuri to have more confidence obviously because hes amazing and deserves the world !!!!!)) 

Viktor and Yuuri compete in the same competition (like worlds or the grand prix or something) and Yuuri wins gold leaving Viktor with silver and Yuuri teases Viktor about it.

“So, you finally won that gold medal, huh?” Viktor mused, a smirk on his face. “You know what that means~!”

When Viktor moved to kiss Yuuri, his fiance stopped him, a cheeky smile playing at his own lips.

“I don’t feel like kissing it unless it’s gold.”

The older man stood dumbstruck as the gold medalist walked off to talk with a few reporters. He looked down at his silver medal, plotting all the ways he could get Yuuri back for this extreme injustice, but, for the time being, settled on lovingly cursing his name.

I can’t believe he played me like that.”