she's at a support group!

anonymous asked:

is there any information 'bout the old members? also i thouht xia, tae and di were goin to debut in ele8te or somethin?

Riko: As of now, there is nothing I could find on her current where abouts, but I’d assume she’s back in Japan doing her own thing.

Joy: She’s gone on to join the girl group GAIA in Thailand. I may be wrong, but I think she’s the rapper in the group. Please send support her way.

Saem/Yina: Girlie has been living it up since leaving BP RaNia. She’s still an actress in China and may be coming back to Korea soon. Yumin most certainly wants to meet up with her again.

Jooyi: She’s now one of the vocal coaches at RBW entertainment. Home to many vocally powerful groups like MaMaMoo and Vromance (stan them please. Such talent). She’s a soloist as well under the new name Cosmicgirl and she has been putting out nothing but BOPS. I’m Okay and What Am I Going To Do are just ughhhhh. She also has quite a few covers that she uploads to her instagram and youtube. The DayDay cover being my fave. Please send support her way.

Di, T-ae, Xia: I don’t know much and some of it is just rumors so I won’t speak them here, but I don’t know. I’d hope El8ate is still a thing.

Yijo: I’ve not been able to find anything about her. She’s pretty much disappeared to me.

《 When you say “old” you more than likely mean OT8, but I’m including some extras here as well 》
Alex: She just got back “home” from Korea. She’s made many friends while in Korea and has had many experiences. Expect some solo stuff to come out in the near future. Please send support her way.

Crystal/Chungwhi(정희): Our cutie Chinese member before Ttabo has joined the group Oh My Jewel who is said to debut in Oct. The 1st I belive. Within the group, there’s the 1st Russian idol. Look at our girlies keeping up with the first! Please send support her way.

Sharon: She’s still tearing it up as a model and was even apart of some mass confusion yesterday when multiple sources claimed her to be RaNia’s new member. An article was finally semi-correct stating her as RaNia’s FORMER member Sharon.

~♡

Modern Greek Mythology

 Hestia comforts the children of broken homes, she appears to them as a school councilor that always has cookies. They cry in her arms, and she lets them stay with her for as long as she can. She stopped calling home, stopped making strongly worded comments to the parents. All there is left are broken homes and suffering children.

 Hera sits next to her sister, holds her hand and thinks about the broken marriages that lead to broken homes. She listens to the couples yelling at each other while she walks on the streets. She holds the crying women, she listens to the hopeless men. All of the power that a goddess of marriage possesses cannot help the people who were betrayed by their closest ones.

 After a long day, Demeter sits on the ground in her garden, holds a cup of tea in hands that have dirt all over them. She wishes that more people would remember what is under all of the concrete. She feels the dying of her world, and curses those who do not care for it.

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Taylor Swift exhausts herself for fans on every single tour and even outside of tour. She’s found more ways to get in touch with fans than any other celebrity. She has invited fans to her house, she has a 13 hour meet and greet, she has free meet and greets, and even interacts with fans on instagram and tumblr. She’s used tumblr to actually have conversations with people. 

Outside of interacting with fans she donates loads of money to various charities, and visits sick children in the hospital. She has donated money to fans for heart surgery, cancer treatment, and even gave money towards college. One boy was raising money for a service dog and she donated to that cause too. She donated to Louisiana flood victims and also donated to the Dolly Parton Telethon when fire was evacuating people from their homes and essentially making people homeless. Let’s not forget giving $250,000 dollars to Kesha for court fees and you pathetic people actually complained and shamed her for this. (If beyonce, or any other singer had donated you all would have praised them to this day. And if a MAN donated that moeny you all would have been on your knees crying)

The charities she has donated to include: 

Abuse, Adoption, Fostering, Orphans, AIDS & HIV, ALS, Animals, At-Risk/Disadvantaged Youths, Bullying, Cancer, Children, Creative Arts, Disaster Relief, Economic/Business Support, Education, Environment, Family/Parent Support, Health, Homelessness, Human Rights, Hunger, Mental Challenges, Miscellaneous, Philanthropy, Physical Challenges, Poverty, Rape/Sexual Abuse, Refugees, Slavery & Human Trafficking, Substance Abuse, Unemployment/Career Support, Women

I’ve seen people say Taylor is selective in what she supports and that is bullshit. Never has Taylor ever made any comments that would say she support selective groups. The bolded causes above also combat this claim. 

Stop acting like Taylor Swift sits back and does nothing. Before the Women’s March none of you had a real reason to be mad at her. Even now you still don’t have a real reason to call her these names or claim she is selective in her feminism. 

And to the people who said Taylor voted for Trump when she voted for Hillary, now you’re just blatantly lying to support you misogyny towards this woman.

Women who did not go to that march are not defined by a march. If Taylor had gone to the march you all would have called her attention seeking and you know it. I saw people saying that Beyonce couldn’t have gone because there would have been too much attention drawn to her but someone who is as equally famous, if not, more, can’t have they same kind of understanding?

Stop with your double standards just because you don’t like a woman. Just stop. 

And stop using these pathetic, untrue excuses to not support Taylor Swift during her Sexual Assault trial. The word feminism holds very little weight when women have just as many double stands as society does. Open your eyes.

So, in light of everything that’s been happening with regards to the anti-Semitic fallout from the Chicago Dλke March debacle, I just want to take a moment to address all my fellow Jews who are not members of the LGBTQ+ community to say that, now—more than ever—we really need to step our allyship the fuck up for our fellow LGBTQ+ Yidden

I have seen so many heartbreaking posts over the past few days from gay and trans Jews who are being told by the support networks and advocacy organisations that are supposed to be protecting them that they will not be accepted unless they tow the party line in support of CDM, and basically agree to either pass a GoodJew™ loyalty test or completely hide their Jewishness in future. In one of the anti-Semitism discussion groups I’m in on FB a trans woman was told by trans activism group in her city that if she did not support their “explicit solidarity” with the Chicago Dλke March organisers that she was in the wrong place and should find another group. 

So what this means moving forward is that the rest of us, as allies, need to start working twice as hard to make Jewish spaces more welcoming and accessible for LGBTQ+ Jews than ever before. In this landscape of isolation and vitriol, we cannot let anyone get left behind. 

So to all my Jewish LGBTQ+ friends out there: Just tell us what you need. Tell us how you want be supported and uplifted and I will fucking be there. 

❤️ 💛 💚 💙 💜  AM YISRAEL CHAI ❤️ 💛 💚 💙 💜 

My mother loved me, but she was never supportive, never there when I needed her, and never understanding. She was always right, and I was never good enough. She tore me down, made me feel worthless and stupid every day of my life, and responded to my insecurities and needs with sarcasm and insults. I know that she loved me. But she was never there for me when I needed a shoulder to cry on or a problem I needed help with. “What the fuck do you want me to do?” Was her favorite response to me.
—  Posted by Anonymous
Voltron Legendary Defender Theory Time: Voltron Origins

Or: a wildly speculative theory about Alfor and Voltron based on like… one scene in season 2 and a bunch of interesting coincidences.

So VLD season 2 gave us lots of juicy new information about the history of Voltron, thanks to Shiro’s visions in 2x07. We know that Alfor and Zarkon were actually friends, and that they built the Black Lion together on the Galra home world. Zarkon wasn’t just the original Black Paladin: he was also deeply involved in the construction of Voltron. Somehow, Zarkon and Alfor went from being best friends to mortal enemies; from building Voltron together to fighting over it.

We still don’t know a lot about the Galra before the war, although it’s implied a few times that they were close allies of the Alteans (we see Galra and Alteans working on the Black Lion together in 2x07). However, we do have some information about the Alteans. In 1x03, Allura says: “Alteans believe in peace first.” She tells Keith “Part of the Paladins’ mission is to spread peace and diplomacy.” In 1x10, Allura describes Alteans as “great explorers and diplomats” who use their shapeshifting ability to blend in wherever they go.

All of which raises a pretty fundamental question: why would the Alteans build Voltron in the first place?

Why would a race of peaceful explorers and diplomats with a code of non-violence build a huge super-weapon?

This question has bothered me since S1, along with the question of why Zarkon was trusted to lead Voltron, and how he went from that to conquering the known universe. Zarkon’s eventual flip to the Dark Side hasn’t been explained yet, but a couple of possibilities exist:

  • Zarkon was originally a Good Dude, but he became corrupted/evil somehow and decided he wanted to conquer the universe
  • Zarkon was always an Evil Dude, but he deceived the other Paladins and/or tricked them into making him the Black Paladin and handing him control of Voltron

Both of these scenarios necessarily involve Zarkon deceiving the other Paladins - including King Alfor - at least temporarily. Which seems like it would be difficult, considering everything Coran says about how close the Paladins were and how their minds needed to be open to each other. They also don’t explain why the Alteans would build Voltron - how exactly did a giant sword-wielding super robot fit into their plans for peaceful diplomacy and blending in with the locals?

Which brings me to the third possibility, which I’ve kinda been jokingly calling the Darth Voltron Theory b/c i’m a huge nerd who loves Star Wars:

Zarkon always intended to conquer the universe, and Alfor knew about it from the beginning and planned to help him. He and (some of) the Alteans naively believed that Zarkon’s invasion would unite the universe and bring order and stability - that it would ultimately be a force for good. Alfor helped Zarkon build Voltron as a weapon of conquest, because Zarkon needed the most powerful weapon ever invented in order to conquer the universe. But similar to the Blade of Marmora, Alfor eventually became disillusioned with Zarkon’s war and realised he was a bloodthirsty tyrant. He stole Voltron from Zarkon to try and make amends for his terrible mistake, kicking off the Galra/Altea war in the process.

If this were the case, the history of Voltron would make a lot more sense, if you think about it:

  • Zarkon wouldn’t need to deceive the other Voltron Paladins if they all drank the Kool-Aid and went along with his plans from the beginning
  • It would explain why Voltron was built on the Galra home world: the construction of such a powerful weapon probably went against the Altean culture of peace and diplomacy, and therefore it had to be built off-world
  • Zarkon’s proprietorial attitude towards the Black Lion makes more sense if Alfor literally built it for him to use in his war of conquest
  • Haggar’s close alliance with Zarkon and support for his tyranny is easily explained if Voltron was built by a group of Alteans who supported Zarkon: she could be one of the original builders of Voltron (if she can keep Zarkon alive with magic, she can keep herself alive as well, right?)
  • The Black Lion’s willingness to open up to Shiro and share visions of her past makes sense if she’s desperately trying to escape the role that Zarkon forced upon her

Although I don’t have a lot of direct evidence for the Darth Voltron theory, I want to point out two things in particular:

The only people we’ve seen pilot the Black Lion so far all have a Galra connection

  1. Zarkon, the original Black Paladin, is Galra
  2. Shiro, the new Black Paladin, has a Galra arm
  3. Keith, who pilots the Black Lion in 2x01, is revealed to be part Galra

I don’t think this means that in-universe, only a Galra can pilot the Black Lion, but I DO think it’s a significant detail on a meta level. We’ve never seen ANYONE without a Galra connection pilot Black. There’s a layer of symbolism here that seems to imply that the Black Lion belongs to the Galra.  It fits in with the wider symbolism of the show: Shiro’s right arm is taken by the Galra and replaced by a corrupted version; his bayard, which should be his ‘right hand’, go-to weapon, is taken by the Galra and corrupted by Zarkon; his right hand in Voltron (Keith; the Red Lion) turns out to be part Galra too.

Given how much this show loves symbolism, I think it’s significant that all the characters who have piloted the Black Lion on the show are connected to the Galra somehow. It ties the Black Lion closely to the Galra, as if it’s their weapon - which it would be if Alfor built it for them.

Shiro’s visions

In 2x07, Shiro goes to bond with the Black Lion, and she takes him on some kind of 'spirit journey’ to the Galra home world. When they first 'arrive’ at the Galra planet, the Black Lion shows Shiro a vision:

That’s the Black Lion, surrounded by Galra technology. You can see Galra battleships flying overhead, and the Galra symbol on the side of a pyramid beside the Lion. The Black Lion is clearly complete: the lights are on in her eyes and wings, and she’s outside the hangar. She’s ready for battle.

On a meta level, this vision is pretty interesting: it’s the first vision Black shows Shiro, and it’s the only vision that appears out of chronological order. It’s clearly something important and significant that Shiro - and the audience - needs to see. It’s also the only vision that looks visually Galra: the colour scheme (red and black; glowing pink quintessence) is reminiscent of other shots we see of the Galra battlefleet and the central system in Zarkon’s empire.

You can even see Zarkon standing on the Galra platform in front of the Black Lion, which is entirely consistent with this scene’s aesthetic. What’s not consistent, though, is who’s standing next to him…

IT’S ALFOR.

For comparison, this is Alfor and Zarkon standing next to each other in another vision from the same episode:

Same armour, same cloak, same colours. It’s definitely him.

Alfor’s presence in this scene is entirely incongruous with the rest of what’s going on. We already know Zarkon piloted the Black Lion, and it’s not a stretch to imagine he used her during the war until Alfor stole her back. Without Alfor, you could read this scene as a much later vision of the Black Lion being forced to serve Zarkon in his conquests. It doesn’t make sense to see Alfor standing next to Zarkon like this… unless you assume Alfor was helping Zarkon conquer the universe and that’s why he built him the Black Lion.

Alfor was in on Zarkon’s plans. He knew Zarkon wanted to conquer the universe - and he helped him build Voltron to achieve that.

So what do we think, Voltron fam? Who’s ready to join me on the Darth Voltron dark side?

{please excuse the terrible quality of the screenshots they’re literally pics i took with my phone}

Doctor Who S10, a summary

• this doomed, fucked up planet was generously gifted with a ray of perfection by the name of Bill Potts

• gay love transcends the boundaries of space/time

• in order to truly help and understand people, grief and all negative emotions should be accepted as a natural part of being human, instead of treated as abnormal. I’m pretty sure Inside Out covered this

• Bill Potts’s smile could cure cancer

• talk shit, get hit

• the 12th Doctor is Doctor Disco or embarrassing space granddad. There is no inbetween

• loving your mother to the point that you’ll do anything for her is of course a good thing. Killing people for her might be taking it a bit too far

• I would die for Bill Potts

• 12 needs a hug

• fuck capitalism

N O T H I N G I S R E A L

• consent is so very fucking important oh my god

• fear! is! not! consent!

• Bill Potts is perfect have I mentioned

• have movies not stressed enough how dangerous creating dodgy shit in science labs can be

• where is UNIT when you need them jesus

• NASA’S gonna have a fun time explaining to the world why GOD SAVE THE QUEEN is written on Mars (mind you they’ll probably cover it up. Or UNIT will. Again, where tf is UNIT)

• Nardole has the self confidence we should all aspire to have

• it’s a shame none of us could have voted for Bill Potts tbh

• LGBT+ ROMANS FTW

• last series: ravens breaking our hearts. This series: crows breaking our hearts. Magpies rumoured for s11

• Bill Potts deserves so much better like????? She is literal perfection and she’s suffered so much?????? Why??????

• is there a support group for companions who have to wait a ridiculous amount of time for the Doctor to show up

• the Master is one of the Faceless Men, confirmed

• I’ve never been remotely interested in self-cest until now but I will literally sell my soul for an extra 10 hours of the two Masters dancing and flirting while the Doctor rolls his eyes in the background

• we’ve seen time/space transcending puddles, we’ve seen space zombies, we’ve seen the show call out whitewashing and homophobia, we’ve seen Mondasian Cybermen return, we’ve seen two Masters. What we haven’t seen is the s9 soundtrack lol

• seriously where tf is the s9 soundtrack

• also can we please have the s10 soundtrack immediately pretty please thank you and goodnight

Cross-promotion................

Well shit! I’m not going to lie, that little stunt chapped my ass a little bit. In fact, I got so pissed I couldn’t see straight, but I never once directed that anger towards the girls. I knew what it was, and I took it as such. That doesn’t mean I can’t get mad about the stunts being pulled, but that’s all last nights “shade” was. A promotional stunt meant to garner headlines for both Fifth Harmony and Camila. It’s called cross-promotion, and it worked like a charm.

We should have known something was coming, and some of us did expect something. The girls’ social media activity told us shit was coming, we just didn’t know what. There have been “insiders” showing up on 5H forums left and right trying to “explain” what was happening. They have “spilled tea” about a number of ideas. I’ve heard the girls were trying to “sabotage” Camila’s solo career, all the way to Epic is trying to “sabotage” 5H and Camila’s career. With all that “insider gibberish”, I knew something was coming at the VMA’s, and that it wasn’t going to look good.

There were a few things I tried to keep in mind, going into the VMA’s. What we’ve seen, what we’ve learned, and what we’ve been told. Once you connect all the dots, you find the real story in all this mess. Let’s connect the dots and find the real story.

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One of my least favorite parts of this whole ‘punch a Nazi’ phase is the revelation of exactly how ignorant a great deal of people are about the history of the Holocaust, Hitler’s rise to power, the actual political layout at the time, etc. With such bs as 'if the Germans had punched more Nazis, the Holocaust wouldn’t have happened.’

Like….boiiiiiii.

First of all, pre-Hitler Germany was in the midst of a Depression. Ordinary people were struggling to get by, and the structure of their country was collapsing. Then, after Hitler, they had a dictatorship that took their weapons, forced them into various facets of 'public service,’ restricted their freedoms in their own country, shaped the minds and belief systems of their children, and threatened them with deadly force if they resisted. What, you think Germans were just stupid or something? Don’t you think that if the atrocities of the Holocaust were obvious, everyone would have acted?

Not only that, it disregards the fact that people DID act. I mean, you have to know that the resistance existed when you keep trying to make yourselves their successors, right? You know some of the resistance was German, right? You know a lot of then wound up killed or imprisoned, right? Like Sophie Scholl? Ever heard of her? She was Catholic? Christian? That group you keep insisting Hitler loved and supported?

Actually Nazi Germany was a totalitarian state where resistance was met with death? They actively executed people for deserting their army? Aren’t most of the antifa-types pro-gun control and public education and massive government funding towards propaganda? Idk???

so i was thinking about another modern au where the greek gods have had to adapt to modern society and so they’ve picked up mortal jobs and hobbies and interests and i got really into it.

hermes is a late night comedian, since that’s the way that most information is transmitted nowadays, and he still gets to poke fun at his siblings.

poseidon is a high powered eco lawyer. he works on high profile cases along the lines of the bp oil spill. he has beach-side houses all over the world and enjoys thrill-seeking outdoor activities like cliff jumping and cave diving. 

hades teaches high school english, along the lines of the dead poets society. he lives near his school and brings his dog to school every day. he loves teaching british literature like shakespeare and john donne. his wife comes to visit him and they eat lunch together every day in his office, which always has flowers in it. 

apollo works as a librarian at a university, and he moonlights as a slam poet. he teaches archery at the local YMCA and stays in on weekends with a mug of tea and a good book or movie.

vesta makes ceramics professionally. she feels most at home among the wheels and glazes and kilns of her workshop. there are always candles lit in her apartment that don’t seem to go out. she loves hosting dinner parties for her friends, who are her true family. 

dionysus works as a bartender. he owns a vineyard on the side but lets other people handle the corporate side of things. his favorite part of acting mortal is getting to know the people who come to his bar and connecting with them. he never forgets a face and he has a wall of pictures of his favorite customers behind the bar.

athena teaches middle school social studies/history because she’s discovered that she really enjoys working with children. at this age she can impart wisdom upon them and teach them logic and reason before they are too swayed by the opinions of the world.

zeus is a con artist and art thief. he never stays in a city for more than a week, but he has someone new in his bed every night. he frequents casinos and clubs and owns a villa out in California which is filled with more famous works of art than he ought to have.

hera is a very bitter and sarcastic wedding planer, like james marsden in 27 dresses minus the journalism bit. she is most famous among celebrity circles for having just the right “touch” when it comes to decor and menu planning and floral arrangements. she charges a ton but can work magic, from short-term planning to getting the bride’s wishes just right. she doesn’t believe in the sanctity of marriage but it has bought her summer homes in hawaii and costa rica so she’ll sell the idealized vision.

aphrodite runs several dating sites like eharmony and okcupid, but also some like ashley madison that facilitate affairs because she rules more over the sexual side of things than the love side, despite her image to the former. she loves rap and hip hop and takes kick-boxing classes and always looks like she has makeup on. she anonymously supports planned parenthood because she wants to support safe sex and allow people to find the information and resources they need. 

artemis owns a climbing gym and leads outdoor climbing adventures for her clients and also her buddies. she has tons of tattoos and piercings and a secret love for pop punk music like fob and p!atd. on the weekends, she runs lgbtqia+ support groups for children and teens in her neighborhood, and always lets them climb for free in her gym.

hephaestus owns a tattoo parlor and has a reputation for the most lifelike tattoos that always seem to be exactly what someone had in mind, as if he magically could see their thoughts. he’s a total teddybear and has a penchant for classical music and teaches at-risk children in his city how to repair bikes and cars on the weekends.

My mother calls me heartless, but she made me this way.
—  Posted by Anonymous
Why I created Spoonie-Life-Hacks.

When my health suddenly declined and I became ‘disabled’, I went through one of the hardest phases of my life. You expect your doctors to help you here. They wanted to ‘fix’ me and make me better, but none of them would help me adjust to this new way of life. I had to learn the rules of this new world on my own. 

One day I bumped into a woman while waiting for a bus. We were both in wheelchairs so she asked me why I need mine. We both had EDS so she suggested I join some support groups on facebook. At first I didn’t think it would help much. One day facebook recommended one to me that this woman had suggested. I joined it and my life changed. 

Over 90% of my knowledge of my condition is thanks to that group. Because my condition does so much to the whole body, doctors prioritise on the worst things and often don’t bother to learn about a lot of the symptoms and issues. In this group of thousands, if one person knows and shares their knowledge, we now all know and can research it ourselves. 

Anyone who has been in that group for long enough has more knowledge of our condition than most doctors. So we discuss how to live with our set-backs. There are the default ways that our doctors suggest but as I said, doctors only focus on a few of our struggles. Here’s my inspiration. If one person figures out a new way to make a problem more manageable and posts it, thousands of people can now do it too. 

Now imagine if out of every 50 people, just 1 person discovers/invents a new way to make our lives easier and shares it in a group of over 6,000 people. That’s 120 new ways to improve our life. 6,000 people now have 120 methods for better living with a disability. 

This gave me an idea. What if I could form a group that focused on just our own inventive ways to better live with our health problems. Imagine how much we can achieve. Where people with any disability or condition could add their own solutions in exchange for many more. Imagine how many ideas there could be all in one place. 

This is what I want for spoonie life hack. This is why I ask you all to submit your ideas, no matter how small. If we work together we can all be so strong. 

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McGee: Tony, what’s going on? Do you have a drinking problem?
Tony: No. No, I just I joined this men’s support group. Meets in the church hall two nights a week.
McGee: You serious?!
Tony: I know, it it doesn’t sound like me, but with the past year, I just wanted to shake things up a little bit.

So Tony is so messed up by his quasi-breakup with Ziva that he is essentially in therapy now.

THINK ABOUT THAT.

Feelings!

Boy Groups + Recent Concepts

EXO: monsters/mafias/hospital patients

BTS: #thuglife fuk da police BITCH FIREEEEEEEEEE

Seventeen: cute high school boys! most of the time

Monsta X: criminals/bad boys/some trippy gang stuff I don’t even know

ToppDogg: party animals

24K: high school delinquents

NCT U: i honestly have no idea but EAT JIN AND OPEN YOUR EYES

ASTRO: fucking soda bottles. they are literally motherfucking soda bottles. and there’s a duck. A D U C K.