really real world

I’m already in love with this game. It hits real hard as a young adult. Mae is a fantastic protagonist.

the scene where neil finds out andrew chose him over aaron is like…So Good…it hits him that andrew really, truly does care for him….and that what is happening between them is actually a ‘this’ because at that point andrew would not be able to come back from losing neil, he is the one thing that got between his resolve to never want anything after cass because it nearly killed him, and andrew knew better but, “perhaps it’s the self-destructive streak in me?” 

Honestly one of the reasons why I love the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas is Aelin’s numerous boyfriends. Growing up as a teen while reading this was extremely mind opening. It really connected with the real world in the sense that the first person you love might not be your last. A dream that’s constantly played in all Disney movie tropes. That true love is made from a single look.

Instead we follow a young girl that’s pushed through humiliating and brutal trials. Watching as they change her and morph her thinking. Each lover representing a different time of her life and almost a completely different type of Aelin/Cealena. Even so her true mate turns out to be someone she originally hated. This gave me the impression that the strongest couples first evolve from friendships. Sure, not all close couples do, but having that strong relationship and “best friend” level of trust is extremely important. Seeing the Aelin and her mate work together as friends was really helpful.

It helped me see that you need to look at a person for their values and mind and ability to make you laugh over anything else especially over physical appearance. And to give everyone a chance, because everyone is capable of love and deserves to love and be loved.

So thank you Sarah, for letting Aelin fall in love and out of love and make mistakes and not always be the toughest girl out there. And to know that that is okay. That that is perfectly normal.

Originally posted by audreylaine-nalley

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there it goes, the end. :) thanks for reading!
(if you want to read it from the beginning [x])

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                                 and all I can do is just wait
                                    for you to come round
                                          and save me

Hey I’m just here to say that you should let kids enjoy and do what they want and not mock em for it.

Know a 13 year old who loves drawing Steven Universe and Undertale? That’s wonderful! Encourage them!

How about a 14 year old who only listens to emo and screamo music (something I’m doing now way past 14 btw)? That shits awesome! Let em dye their hair whatever weird color of the rainbow and wear dark clothes and make up!

What if they’re 12 and makes less than perfect stuff and puts it on DeviantArt? A little girl who wants to act? A nonbinary kiddo who wants to sing? A boy who loves horses?

Yes, yes, yes! Let kids have fun! They will eventually have to face really harsh, heavy, real world stuff, let them have this right now. Even if it seems weird or “cringy” to you.

Please end small dog bias. Please end the idea that a small dog is somehow less than a big dog. Please end the idea that small dogs are yappy/annoying. Please end the idea that small dogs aren’t trainable. Please end the idea that small dogs can’t do as much as bigger dogs can. Please end the idea that small dogs are only there for people who want “handbag dogs”. Please end the idea that a big dog is better for an active lifestyle.

Small dogs are wonderful. They’re not second best.

me: i’m too afraid of being literally attacked and kicked out of my local lgbt community groups if i try and say that cishets have no place in our community, due to the power that cishets inherently hold, regardless of the community they’re in

nasty side of the ace community: lol anyways it’s so great to always remember that aphobia and exclusionists only exist on tumblr !! cishet aces and aros are always welcome in the real world !!

Was listening to [THIS] last night and it spoke so deeply to my boogie woogie soul that I had to draw this funky ghost girl. Her name is Boogie Banshee or B.B. for short. 

wow so there are actually distinct eras of disney channel’s level of quality
2000-06 was easily its heyday, and is the most referenced in nostalgia chat
2007-09 was when newer shows replaced the classics and were still pretty decent
2010-11 was the beginning of the channel’s descent
and 2012 to present has been just tragic (girl meets world being the exception and i guess andi mack)

bowlerhatwearer  asked:

In hope my ask makes sense so..Bendy and Boris, before you came to live you well where part of some old Cartoons. Do you remember these times when you both came to live. Like do you both remember how you "acted" in this Cartoons, being part of it?

“What’s crap? It’s the truth.”

“Well I don’t know about you Boris, but I got a show to do. Fans to please. If I lose those memories I’m gonna lose that charming character who stole the hearts of viewers everywhere so many years ago! The little devil darlin’ that the audience wants, deserves to see! I can’t just go changin’ who I am!”

“But… This is the real world, ya know? Those memories don’t have any use here anymore. So why not just let yourself change? What’s the harm?”

“Why should I?! Ain’t I lovable the way I am?”

“Of course you are. But that doesn’t mean-”

“Well then you can see why I wanna stick by those old cartoons! I mean, I wanna go places, you know I do. But I don’t wanna change. If the people want Bendy the Dancing Demon, they’re gonna get him! We can’t let them down, Boris. Maybe you should start thinkin’ about that yourself! I can’t lose my foil any more than I can forget my dance steps.”

“I’ll think about it, Bendy.”

“Those memories slip away easy. So think fast.”

kk so when annabeth & tyson bake percy that cupcake for his 16th bday percy’s inner monologue says that he makes a wish before he blows out the candle but he doesn’t say what the wish is………………could he have wished for annababe to kiss him?????? but he didn’t say bc wHEN YoU sPEAK YOUR WISH ALOUD IT DOESN’t coME TRUE???? and then it DOES!!¡¡!¡
food for thought

THE  CROW  SENTENCE  STATERS.

  • Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever.
  • Can’t rain all the time…
  • Police! Don’t move! I said, "Don’t move!”
  • I thought the police always said, “Freeze!”
  • I used to think they were kind of trivial. 
  • Believe me, nothing is trivial.
  • Little things used to mean so much.
  • Your daughter/son is out there on the streets waiting for you.
  • What are you talking about?
  • You heard me rapping, right?
  • Victims; aren’t we all?
  • Is that gasoline I smell?
  • They’re all dead. They just don’t know it yet.
  • A building gets torched, all that is left is ashes.
  • Don’t you ever fuckin’ die?
  • Can you put me up for the night?
  • Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is.
  • It’s more like surfing than skating.
  • I wish the rain would stop just once.
  • What? What are you talking about?
  • Who gives a shit? It’s ancient history.
  • You mean that place downtown? Yeah, I remember.
  • Why? What do you want? What is it? What?
  • Did you send us these complaints?
  • I knew I knew you. But you ain’t you. 
  • You can’t be you. We put you through the window.
  • This is the really real world, there ain’t no coming back.
  • There ain’t no coming back.
  • We killed you dead, there ain’t no coming back!
  • I have something to give you.
  • I thought, you know, you were invincible!
  • Thirty hours of pain all at once, all for you.
  • I thought I’d use your front door.
  • What are you supposed to be, a clown or something?
  • Look, I’m beggin’ you, alright? Don’t kill me.
  • So many cops, you’d think they givin’ away donuts.
  • Aw, this is already boring the shit out of me. Kill ‘em!
  • How the hell did that thing get in here?
  • ” A whole jolly club with jolly pirate nicknames!
  • I’m sorry if I spoiled your wedding plans there, friend.
  • Hey, that shit ain’t even loaded, man.
  • You shouldn’t smoke these. They’ll kill you.
  • Look what you’ve done… to my sheets.
  • For a ghost you bleed just fine.
  • Goddamn creatures of the night. They never learn.
  • You have one chance to live.
  • Look, man take anything you want. “
  • Don’t you know this game?
  • You are seriously fucked up. 
  • I mean, you need professional help!
  • Would you look in the mirror?
  • Holy shit! God-damned foreign cars!
  • I can see why they took away your gold shield!
  • Yeah? And maybe you’re not such a big shot, either!
  • Say hello to the last fella who wouldn’t cooperate with me.
  • All the power in the world rests in the eyes, fella.
  • It’s fun, it’s easy, and you gonna learn all about it.
  • Murderer? Let me tell you about murder.
  • I’m not sure about the face, though.
  • Fire it up! Fire it up! Fire it up! Fire it up!
  • Who the fuck are you supposed to be, man?
  • I don’t even fucking know you, man. 
  • I’m sure you’ll remember. You killed them, on Halloween.
  • My livelihood got flushed and went swirling. “
  • I want you to set a fire so goddamn big, the gods’ll notice us.
  • I feel like a little worm on a big fuckin’ hook.
  • Oh for fuck’s sake, die, will ya?
  • They make you fart, big time.
  • What’s all this happy horseshit?
  • You burn yourself playing with matches?
  • This is a first. Do I bow or do I curtsy?
  • It’s all been done before, you see what I’m sayin’?
  • Grave? What grave? What about my fucking grave?
  • I call it blood, detective. I suppose you’ll write it up as “graffiti”.
  • Don’t any of your street-demons have real grown-up names?
  • I think you can rule out accidental death.
  • I see you have made your decision, now let’s see you enforce it.
  • People once believed that when someone dies, a crow carries their soul to the land of the dead.

anonymous asked:

From my tumblr bubble, I thought Harry was killing it with critics & sales. But when I checked for myself, it does not seem exactly superstar level? I mean the level that would justify his marketing budget & hyperbolic launch. If you look at Metacritic, his album is well outside the top 100 best reviewed albums in the last 90 days. If you look at album sales, he's dropped 80%. Both of those things are fine, but I was just shocked at the difference between SM & hype vs actual numbers.

•••

Hi!

Thank you for the question.

My answer is going to break the question down into several parts, and will include some conjecture on my part.

First, by any metric, Harry’s album has done very well. To debut as a solo artist in the #1 album position (in the U.S., with immense competition), and with a #1 single, is a PR victory in and of itself. I don’t mean “PR victory” as in the album was not deserving, just that there is so much great music out there, that one has to have a huge PR push to be noticed. And Harry did. Was the PR overhyped? Was it worth the outcome in sales and critical reception?

Columbia/Sony is counting on Harry as a sure thing. Harry’s PR has been well-strategize and meticulous; he has played the U.K. and American shows with the largest audience numbers, and the timing couldn’t have been better. It’s the envy of any artist to have his management devote 90% of their time to him, especially when they are arguably one of the most powerful in the music business. It’s not a matter of overhype– there’s no such thing for an artist that has a huge fanbase and who wants to launch as a solo artist into the ranks of A-list musicians.

Now, the longevity of the album’s sales, and the ultimate numbers, will have to wait a few months. Selling over 200,000 units over the first week in the U.S. is a very respectable start. I fully expect the album to go platinum.

As for the drop in sales after the initial push, I think it’s not unexpected, with promo ending, the large number and quality of new artists releasing music, and the fact that Harry’s music is very different from the trend at the moment. The only single released so far is SOTT. It isn’t the most radio-friendly, although it has been included in multiple media playlists as a “song of summer.” I think Harry will release another single within the month, either Carolina or Kiwi, which are much more in tune with summer hits. Singles and music videos help drive sales.

I also think the SOTT music video was a misstep. Despite the flight gimmickry, it was bland and incoherent, and didn’t draw many more listeners to the song. At two weeks after release, it has 31 million views, compared to Kendrick Lamar’s DNA, released a month ago, with 85 million views.

As for critical acclaim… sigh… if I had a nickel for every time I read, “despite his boyband beginnings.”

I see several reasons for Harry’s album to have mixed critical reception, and some of these are contradictory, so I’ll just list them.

1. The album’s sound was unexpected. Critics have always used the words “generic” and “bland” to describe One Direction’s sound– pop aimed at unsophisticated ears. I feel like this is the genre that Harry was expected to fall into– pop but a bit slicker, shinier, sexier and more adult (like Justin Timberlake). The range and confessional quality of the songs on the album were unexpected; critics could not use the history of One Direction (not that they bothered) to evaluate the songs… but still tried. It will take a while to think of Harry other than as the frontman for One Direction, and even his virtues– the beauty of his voice, for instance– will be viewed negatively, as something “cultivated on a reality television competition.” Unclench your anal sphincters already, critics. His voice is unlike any other, and a bad voice/ edgy sound isn’t the sign of creative originality. Get over yourselves.

2. His audiences is still predominantly female. The fact that Harry would not repudiate his audience, when presented with a chance to, immediately lowered his cool quotient.

3. The albums with higher critical ratings tend to be from independent artists with fewer reviews. These are the top ten best rated albums on Metacritic right now (the number in parenthesis is the number of professional critical reviews):

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band– remix
Damn - Kendrick Lamar (37)
Lovely Creature, the Best of Nick Cave (12)
Kicking Child - Dion (5)
A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie (18)
Black Origami - Jlin (10)
Singles, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (7)
Eternity, In Your Arms - Creeper (8)
A Hair of Purpose - Pile (4)
The Order of Time - Valerie June (10)

Compare these with Harry’s album, with 23 critical reviews. The fact is, indie artists, reviewed by fewer professional reviewers, have a biased critical audience. The reviewers are ones who actively seek out indie music to review, & are already favorably disposed to this type of music. Statistics is not a science but an art. It can be bent multiple ways.

I don’t expect the whole world to love Harry, of course. His PR is imperfect. His lyrics can be more poetic and specific, his tropes about sex and women feel derivative (watch better movies, Harry). But compared to other artists, Harry is still young, and hasn’t really lived in the real world, either. Better songs will come.