she has to win this year!

Sometimes I really wish I would win in some sort of lottery and gain a lot of money.

Like, I could gift my Mum with that journey to Cornwall she has been longing for for years, but never could afford. I could enable her to live in an apartment where she actually has enough room for bookshelves and wardrobes instead of storing her books and clothes in boxes.

I would love to help pay the many pay checks my future-sister-in-law has to pay because she has to go to the doctor so often and can’t afford a good insurance because she lost her job due to her poor health.  

I could tip people that are so kind towards me even though they don’t know me, and don’t even want something from me for it. Like the lady in the bakery that prepares my favorite snack for me everyday and reserves it until I show up. Or the taxi driver who gave me a ride for free cause I had hurt my foot and couldn’t walk home. Or the tutor sending me helpful links and pictures of book pages that could be helpful to me at 3 AM in the morning.

Sometimes it sucks to be a student with no job or money - not because there is stuff that I want and cannot afford, but because I would love to repay the kindness given to me somehow, and it seems that certain types of payback are only possible when you own money.

Guys America Chavez

She is a lesbian latinx hero from a Utopian universe who came to our world just because she wanted to be a hero. 

Her moms died saving the multiverse so as a kid she runs away because she wants to be just like them.

She has superstrength, speed, flight, and she’s bulletproof

But by far one of her coolest powers is she can create portals between alternate universes. 

America started off as a stereotypical latinx character, but under Kieron Gillen, she was written as a calm person who thought through her next move. She is quick to fight, but  when it’s necessary because she knows she’ll win.
She’s also an uber dork who believes in love and hope. Not something you see from the quiet characters.  

She has appeared in Young Avengers, A-Force, Siege Secret Wars, and The Ultimates
She’s a powerhouse character who impresses heroes in the A league like Monica Rambeau 

Now after years of people asking for her own book and her increasing popularity she’s finally getting her own solo book!
It was announced at NYCC and will be called America with the first preview done by @mckelvie and Matt Wilson

We need to support this book! Show Marvel that this is our hero. 

when is ariana gonna win her first grammy this girl has three unique albums that are totally different from one another she has amazing versatility a 4 octave range and she’s only been in this industry for four years but has accomplished a lot more than artists that have been in this industry forever 

Rowaelin was foreshadowed in Crown of Midnight.

I am candidly rereading the Throne of Glass series when today I came upon the biggest bombshell of my entire existance. In Chapter 15 of Crown of Midnight, Celaena is attending a dinner in honor of Hollin, Dorian’s evil little brother, When the singer comes on-stage, she sings a song that is actually an anciet Fae legend.

“She heard it now as if for the first time: the story of a Fae woman blessed with a horrible, profound power that was sought by kings and lords in every kingdom. While they used her to win wars and conquer nations, they all feared her–and kept their distance.”

The Fae woman in the song can easily be considered Celaena. Celaena’s power is being the greatest assassin the world has ever known. Arobynn first and later the King of Adarlan when he names her his Champion, make use of her power.

“Rena went on, spinning the ageless story of the years that the Fae woman served those kings and lords, and the loneliness that consumed her bit by bit. And then, one day, a knight came, seeking her power on behalf of his king. As they traveled to his kingdom, his fear turned to love–and he saw her not for the power she wielded, but for the woman beneath. Of all the kings and emperors who had come courting her with promises of wealth beyond imagining, it was the knight’s gift, of seeing her for who she was–not what she was–that won her heart.

IF THIS DOESN’T SCREAM ROWAELIN TO YOU, THEN I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT DOES, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! (I’m sorry for the use of all caps, but my mind is completely fried). On a first read of this book, I thought this was a foreshadowing of the imminent Chaolena relationship–and later on I completely forgot about it tbh–but now I see it for what it really is. I think this part of the book was meant to be a foreshadowing of the future relationship between Rowan and Aelin. 
In the last stages of Crown of Midnight when Celaena’s Fae heritage is revealed, Chaol isn’t able to look past his fear of what Aelin is and what she is able to do. It only becomes worse when he learns her true identity.
When Rowan and Aelin first meet in Heir of Fire, he is looking for her on Maeve’s behalf, his queen. As they spend time together and he teaches her to wield her magic, their bickering turns to friendship, their friendship turns to love.
Rowan is also the only one of Aelin’s love interest who is able to see Aelin for who she is and accept every single part of her. Sam is the one who got closer to that level of loving her, but there was a whole part of Celaena’s life that he was unaware of. Dorian and Chaol–while they did fall in love with her–never truly accepted every part of Celaena’s being. Both of them have trouble accepting the assassin part of her and in Chaol’s case it’s even worse because he doesn’t accept her being Fae either, unlike Dorian. Rowan is the only one who embraces ALL of Aelin’s baggage. He understands her struggles; he doesn’t judge her for being a killer because he’s done his fair share of killing himself; he’s not afraid of how powerful she is; he is not intimidated by her being a queen.

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First-grader born without hands wins national handwriting competition
Seven-year-old Anaya Ellick, from Chesapeake, Virginia, holds her pencil in between her two arms and stands at her desk, in order to have the proper angle for her to write.

“For someone who was born without hands, Anaya Ellick has the most beautiful handwriting. So much so, the seven-year-old from Virginia has just won a national competition for her form, beating out 50 other youngsters from around the country.

Anaya holds her pencil in between her two arms and stands at her desk, in order to have the proper angle for her to write.She chose to teach herself this method rather than learn to use prosthetics..”

Romantic Tropes I’m an absolute sucker for:

The slow burn where they both love each other but think the other person doesn’t feel the same way but literally everyone in the world knows how they feel about each other.

They absolutely loathe each other but everyone around them knows that they actually totally love each other.

Royalty/Commoner ESPECIALLY when the commoner didn’t know they were royalty and feel so betrayed when they find out.

I mean really, any version of the Person A is hiding something about their identity for decentish reasons and Person B eventually finds out and is just so betrayed and Person A has some version of the “I didn’t mean for it to happen, but it did. I fell in love with you.” (Chasing Liberty is my favorite, okay?)

Also the “we’re from different worlds” version, too.

And of course Person A is trying to rescue/find/reunite with they significant other and Person B gets enlisted to help but then totally falls in love but thinks Person A really loves sigo, but when they finally are reunited they realize they really love Person B.

FAKE ENGAGEMENT!!!!!!!!

Like, I can’t get over it. Maybe it’s petty but I can’t get over this really visceral indignance and hurt over the fact that Hillary deserved to win

Like, set aside whether or not you like her policies or not. That’s not the point. Hillary Rodham Clinton has 40 years of public service under her belt. She’s proven herself to be efficient, smart and good at the job. 

Not only that, but as the former First Lady, and as Secretary of State, she probably has as much knowledge of what being the President entails as one can possibly have while not actually having been President. 

Like, I don’t think POTUS is a job you can really be overqualified for, but if it was, HRC is it. 

She’s worked so hard for so much of her life, and she’s done so much, and she lost to a man who has literally NO experience in politics, a man who rarely (if ever) gave any concrete answers on what he would actually do if elected or laid out policy plans, a man who lied to the American public time and time again, pretended he never said things he absolutely said, a man who is probably at this moment still panicking over the fact that he won and has no idea what to do now.

They say a woman has to work twice as hard to be half as respected as a man, but goddammit, HRC must have worked like twelve times harder than Trump ever has in his life, and he still got handed the Presidency because of an outdated system, because other Republicans were too chickenshit to stand up to him (@ PAUL RYAN) and most of all because people who opposed him still hated HRC so much they couldn’t be fucking bothered to show up.

And I know we have bigger problems but I can’t wrap my head around the injustice of it all, all I can think is that it’s not fair. HRC deserved to be president, she deserves the White House, she deserves the title, she deserves the respect. I know that’s not why she ran (unlike Trump, whose entire campaign was an ego stroke and we all know it). I know the presidency isn’t like, a medal you get for working hard, it’s a job. I know that, but it still pisses me off so much. 

Like maybe if she had lost to someone who was at least remotely qualified to lead this country, it wouldn’t bother me so much, but she didn’t. She didn’t even lose to Trump; she won the popular vote. She lost to 40 years of misogyny and mud-slinging and conspiracy theories and slander and flat-out lies, and now it feels like that misogyny won. 

She worked so hard, she’s done so much for a country that spat on her time and time again, and she’s still working despite it, even now, and she deserves better than this. 

  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: i can't believe that bts won a daesang award. the crazy amount of hate they have been getting has been so discouraging, but both army and bts worked hard to prove them wrong. i remember when they couldn't even pay for a car for their mv, and now they're winning album of the year. i completely understand why they were crying, i myself am in tears. they are so hardworking and humble, and it feels so good for that hard work to be acknowledged in such a public way. so many were saying that they'll never amount to anything, that nobody likes them anyway, but bts has always kept pushing forward, working hard to release great content for us. i feel so proud of them, just as proud as if i had won an award myself. i will never stop stanning this band. i don't want to ever let them down as army, and i want to keep gaining recognition and awards for them because i couldn't think of anyone who deserves it more. who has worked so hard to get here? who has remained amazingly, shockingly humble throughout the years of rising popularity? who always has words of encouragement for army that brighten my day? who
Natasha’s Win Tonight:

Okay, so, quick little sassy comments aside, I just want to put my thoughts down because this is such a monumental win for her and to see so many of my queer tribe celebrating in my dash makes it feel like a win for us too.

We just watched an openly pansexual woman who plays mostly queer characters win a popularity contest over the two leads from Canada’s favourite show. I said this yesterday but Natasha’s creative work this last year has been so vibrant and diverse, and there is something so poetic about the little queer girl who got picked on and shoved into lockers for her homemade clothes winning the Fans Choice Award to a standing ovation in a dress her mother made for her.

All any bullied kid wants is validation that they are worthy and like many of us, Natasha has been open about her struggle with anxiety and depression and feelings of self-doubt. Tonight, we got to shoulder one of our own to that stage and she got her big moment of affirmation from the mainstream too and nothing can ever take it away from her.

I would bet you my last slice of pizza that when she goes home tonightshiny trophy under her armand checks her social medias it will be our reaction she cares about the most and I’m so happy that she’s going to get to see how ecstatic we all are for her.

Get it girl, you did such a good job!

It just hit me how utterly terrified I am of Trump becoming president.

I’m so terrified that I’m actually crying. Crying.

My bigoted father voted Trump. My mother voted third-party. I’m going to vote today, for Hillary, but I’m so, so scared of Trump winning.

How oblivious do you have to be to think that he’s a good person, a good president? He hates everyone. Yeah, Hillary fucking sucks, too, but at least she has experience in political offices and at least she’s not racist, misogynistic swine who’s going to dump us down the shitter. Worst case scenario with Hillary, we get a bad president for a few years and that’s it, but Trump? Trump’s power-hungry, trigger-happy, homophobic, misogynistic, greedy, perverse, list goes on and on.

And if you wanted to vote for Bernie, well guess what? He’s told us to vote Hillary. And don’t write him in, either. Write-ins for Bernie literally. Will. Not. Count. If you supported Bernie Sanders, listen to him.

And more importantly, vote.

For fuck’s sake, if you sit on your ass because “there’s no way Trump can actually win,” he will.

  • me: *giggles in public while looking at her phone*
  • random girl: she's probably giggling because of something her boyfriend texted.
  • random boy: she's probably giggling because of a joke a friend told her.
  • me: *actually giggling because just cant stand some funny sexual tension on a gay fanfic and reacts like a 5yr old that has seen the word penis*
Before you ever call Taylor Swift a snake again you should consider this:

-She flew out to a fan’s bridal shower on her day off
-She lurked fans & sent over 30 of them Christmas presents in 2014
-She handpicked fans to invite to her house and listen to her album early
-She has been the most charitable celebrity multiple years in a row now
- On numerous occasions, she’s blessed multiple foundations with large contributions
-She spent her Christmas with a WWII veteran and his family
- She helped out a fan with her Student loan
-She pulls over and graciously takes pictures with fans on the streets
-On her tour, she specifically asked to meet fans she had fallen in love with online and knew exactly who they were when they walked in the room
-She repeatedly supports her friends from screaming for them when they win or going to support them at their very first broadway show (etc)
-She continuously lets fans know they are worthwhile and meaningful
-She thoroughly pays attention to what you have to say to her
- She has visited multiple hospitals blessing children by talking and singing to them
-After long shows, she hosts an aftershow meet and greet for fans
- She doesn’t make fans pay for m&gs and spends more time with them than artists that make fans pay
-She facetimes fans even if she can’t be directly with them
-She made it so her godson was able to have heart surgery by donating
-Donated money to a fan’s family members injured in a car accident
-Donated to flood victims in Louisiana

- I could go on & on, but these are just a few examples on why @taylorswift is the most generous person. She continues to blow me away everyday with her continued generousity. Before you think about calling her a snake again, consider how many lives she’s touched.

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Meet Tajamul Islam, the 9-year-old girl from Kashmir who won the sub-junior World Kickboxing Championship in Italy in November.

After winning scores of tournaments and practicing up to 25 hours a week, she’s aiming her sights on the olympics. A couple choice quotes from the article:

“She has a fighting spirit even though she looks soft-spoken and cute. Do not be fooled by her innocent looks, they are deceptive.”

Tajamul says she wants to become a doctor.
“It will have its own benefits. I will first break my opponents bones and then treat them,” she says with a laugh.


Full article here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-38143228

(thanks to Jennifer for sending this in!)

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Simone Biles (b. 1997) is currently the most decorated American gymnast. She set a national record at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, winning four gold medals, the most a female gymnast has won in a single game.

She has a total of nineteen Olympic and World Championship medals, fourteen of them gold. She has been the world all-around champion on three consecutive years, and the US national all-around champion four times, from 2013 to 2016.

Which lazytown character should you fight

Sportacus

Who wins: Sportacus

The bad news is this guy has over 4000 confirmed jumps and boundless energy, strength, and speed. The good news is he probably won’t hurt you too badly. You will lose, though.

Robbie

Who wins: ???

Robbie has a bad track record with winning fights, but that doesn’t mean he won’t give you a run for your money. This could go either way. But if you win you will feel awful about yourself.

Stephanie

Who wins: you

Stephanie has good speed and stamina, but she is lacking in brute strength. If you can hit her hard early on, this one goes to you.

Stingy

Who wins: Stingy

Fight Stingy. He fights dirty and he’ll go right for the eyes, but he deserves to get roughed up a bit.

Ziggy

Who wins: you

Ziggy is erratic and pretty weak, as well as quite annoying. But he is a little kid and you probably won’t earn many bragging rights (or much satisfaction) from beating up a four-year-old.

Pixel

Who wins: ???

The outcome of this fight completely depends on if you’re fighting irl or a video game. But why would you want to fight Pixel?

Trixie

Who wins: Trixie

Trixie will obliterate you without breaking a sweat. Do not fight Trixie.

The Mayor

Who wins: you

It is actually physically impossible to fight the mayor. He does the job himself by tripping over his own feet before you can even make a move.

Miss Busybody

Who wins: Miss Busybody

Your greatest mistake is to underestimate Miss Busybody. When it comes down to it she has what it takes to deliver a smackdown, verbal or physical.

Bonus:

Íþróttaálfurinn

Who wins: Íþróttaálfurinn

Do you have a death wish. There is no way you come out of this fight with your dignity or your ribcage intact.

Glanni

Who wins: ???

It depends what you mean by “winning.” There is no way this goes how you were expecting. Also, if he beats you he will step on your face in high heels.

After waiting 7-8 fucking years. 7-8 YEARS! She’s finally the women’s champion. I’m literally so happy for Naomi. So damn happy and proud. This girl had to sit in the back and witness so many women win the title before her. Naomi has been so patient and so supportive of her peers whenever they were getting the opportunities she deserved as well. She had to continue waiting years for her time to come and finally the day came. She’s getting that well deserved push and it’s been a long time coming. Congratulations Naomi, our glow queen and now our champion.

Romania nominates first female, first Muslim prime minister, Sevil Shhaideh

  • The biggest political party in Romania, the Social Democrats, has nominated 52-year-old Sevil Shhaideh for the role of prime minister.
  • If she is approved, she will be the country’s first female and first Muslim to serve in that capacity.
  • Shhaideh, an ethnic Tatar, must be approved by President Klaus Iohannis and Parliament.
  • The Social Democrats turned to Shhaideh after winning 45% of the vote in the Dec. 11 elections. 
  • Shhaideh served as “minister of regional development for six months in the last Social Democratic government.” Read more

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I don’t know if I can fully express what Carrie Fisher means to me, but she is and always has been my hero. I was three years old when I saw Star Wars: A New Hope, and her performance as Princess Leia has massively impacted my life ever since. Obviously, I wouldn’t even have this blog if it wasn’t for her, but the more I have learned about her through the years, the more I admire her. 

As a writer and a woman who suffers from mental illness myself, seeing Carrie’s successes has always served as an inspiration to me. She is an award-winning author, an outspoken advocate for mental illness, a girl who grew up in the middle of Hollywood craziness, who was exposed to body shaming at 19 and became a huge advocate for body positivity as an adult, an extremely loving mother and role model to her daughter, and an inspiration to millions. 

I don’t really know what else I could say about her. There’s not really a away to put it into words. I just want her to get better. Please, keep her in your thoughts.

alright listen you can disagree with 1989 winning album of the year and you can talk about how you think pimp a butterfly should have won. you can debate about the musical aspects of both albums, and how you think one or the other was better etc. but for you to claim that the only reason taylor swift won that grammy for album of the year is because she’s white is ridiculous and demeaning. she has worked her ass off for 10+ years and is an extremely accomplished musician whether or not you like her, and she won that grammy because she made a kick ass album that broke several global records. idgaf if you don’t like taylor swift or if you don’t like her music but you can’t honestly deny that she is accomplished and talented and say that her fame and success are only attributed to her race. 

Ok everyone listen up, because I have an unconventional headcanon about Jack Zimmermann that I neED TO SHARE.

I think that Jack will have a long, wonderful career in the NHL and go down as one of hockey’s all-time greats.  He wins multiple Stanley Cups, but more importantly, he is happily married to one Eric Bittle – Food Network’s new up and coming star.  

Now, my headcanon for Jack begins after his NHL career. 

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