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Congrats @therealjacksepticeye on reaching 15 million subscribers!

Or, really, I should be congratulating everyone in the community. Every milestone we hit is a community effort, and shows that the community is growing and changing for the better. And every time we hit a milestone, I’m always reminded of how much I absolutely love this community. In the past month or so, I’ve been very depressed, even to the point of having suicidal thoughts. But the lovely people in this community, including Jack and his videos, supported me through those tough times. Being surrounded by such great people has made me feel like and grow to be a better person than I once was. I’ve made new friends, and even met the love of my life, who’s shown me undying love, affection, and support, no matter what I was going through.

Jack, if you see this, I just wanna say thank you, for everything. I’ve been a part of this community and watching your videos every day for almost 2 years now, and I could not be more grateful for it. Thank you for always leaving a smile on my face, and making every day just a little bit brighter for me. Love you dude 💚

I love many things about Yuuri but one of them must be that while he can be this boy

he never stops being this boy

That while he can be confident and even sexy on the ice, off the ice, he’s still that guy with the dorky glasses who’s quite easily embarrassed and wears that vulnerable and innocent expression that almost makes him look weak.

I love that he’s both of those people and that his insecure side never gets overwritten by his confident side. That he may be erotic in his programs but he is still Yuuri at heart.

I feel like it’s so easy to change a character’s personality and appearance and call it “character development”, and while, of course, that’s not wrong, I think it really takes effort to show a character’s growth without changing who he is as a person.

And Yuuri has certainly grown, whether it’s confidence in his daily life, his position in relationships with other people or his focus and freedom on ice, but he never stops being his ‘cinnamon roll’ self.

What’s also fair to mention is that he suffers from some degree of anxiety and that also never disappears. He doesn’t stop being anxious just because he’s grown and he’s stronger now - it still follows him and he has moments of weakness.

Yuuri may have grown but he never stopped being the person he used to be, he never changed.

But just because he didn’t change entirely doesn’t mean he didn’t improve.

Yuuri grew into a better version of himself, not into a completely different person.

And I think the way he’s written as a character and all of this deserves to be noticed and appreciated.

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that’s the great puzzle.

The GOP finally busted an “illegal” voter — and she’s a Republican

  • On Thursday, a Fort Worth, Texas, judge sentenced 37-year-old permanent resident Rosa Maria Ortega, a mother of four who has lived in the U.S. since she was an infant, to an eight-year prison term for illegally voting in elections in 2012 and 2014, the New York Times reported.
  • The harsh sentence came down as part of an effort to show “how serious Texas is about keeping its elections secure,” according to a statement from state GOP Attorney General Ken Paxton.
  • Ortega is a registered Republican who says she simply did not know she was ineligible to vote, according to the Times. 
  • Her lawyer says she voted for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in 2012, as well as Paxton, the Republican attorney general prosecuting her, in 2014. Read more (2/11/17 6:22 PM)
if we date… i’ll make a big deal out of you. i’ll tell you everyday how much i think about us and you. i will make it obvious that you are the person i want. i’ll be fucking excited for the day i get to hold you in my arms and tell you that i’m there for real and you’ll believe me. i’ll tell my friends about you more then i probably already am. i’ll be straight up with you and won’t hold back. ill be open with you and this relationship. you’ll be apart of me. show me that you actually want this to work and show some effort and believe me you’ll get it back. what my intentions are with you, I don’t won’t want with anyone else. i’ll make you feel unstoppable when you’re by my side, as anything can happen. and last but not least. i plan to show you what love actually is. not the “i think i’m in love”… the “holy fuck, i am in love” type of love. when you know, i’m sure i’ll know and it’ll be an honour to know i did that for you. i will give you an unforgettable love story.
—  who i am

Colourized footage showing the dramatic efforts to store, and move the large volume of shells needed at the Verdun Front.

Using over 10,000 shells during an major attack was expected, over 20,000 common. The Germans in preparation for this battle made special arrangements  to maintain a high rate of artillery-fire during the offensive. 

33 1⁄2 munitions trains per day were to deliver ammunition sufficient for 2,000,000 rounds to be fired in the first six days and another 2,000,000 shells in the next twelve.

The rebellion members, paladins and symbolism

I can’t believe my first post EVER is going to be an analysis inspired by an edit.

(sorry in advance for any grammar errors, this isn’t my first language)

So, has anyone noticed how each alien race that joined the resistance so far kind of represent each paladin minus Shiro?

  • Galra (rebel)s: Keith
  • Mermaids: Lance
  • Balmeras: Hunk
  • Olkarins: Pidge

(Idk if Arusians are actually countable since they’re really primitives)

And then there’s Shiro. That poor guy doesn’t even have an alien race who represents him.

…or does he?

Before we go further, let’s point out how each of those alien races represent not only The paladins, but also their elements (and their Lions, kinda):

  • Galras, who are connected to Keith were in posses of the Red lion in ep1, and I can’t remember where, but I’m sure at one point in an episode there were both fire and the Galra empire in the same place, I think it was when they destroyed Altea I guess?
  • Mermaids, Lance, Water, Blue being op in the water and unlocking her power-up there. Need something else?
  • Balmeras, again, Hunk, earth, maybe no power-up here but he unlocked it when he was saving those guys in s2 trying to hold the earth in its place while they were waiting for emo and princess
  • Olkarins, Pidge, forest, unlocked power. I think you understood the point

Shiro Is The Black Paladin, whom we Can all agree that represents space, and he’s without doubts the team leader (S2 final doesn’t fool me, I know he’ll be back), and which is that one race whose only survivors are travelling across space and are the leaders of the rebellion?

Yep. You got it. Alteans.

And it fits, doesn’t it? The leader of the team who use the only weapon that Can defeat the Galra Empire being represented by the alien race leader of the rebellion.Besides, a parallelism:

Both Shiro and Altea were “destroyed” by Galras, and now they’re both fighting against it (Altea intended as Coran, Allura and the Castle), recovering from their loss, but still kind of connected trought something to those purple furries (Shiro and his arm, Alteans and Zarkon as exBPaladin and Haggar or Lotor maybe? I hope they get a good background). Besides, it’s not really new this symbolism kinda thing on Voltron (S1e6 bg, Shiro’s right arm being Galra and Keith being the right arm of Voltron, and so goes on. I know these are seen more like jokes, but someone can wish)

One more thing: I’ve seen an Altean!Shiro / Druid!Shiro theory and I’m 90% sure that I reblogged it (I’ll put the link later but right now I can’t due to pc problems but it was made by @smolsarcasticraspberry) so this ramble sort of connects to that? Kinda? Because if him, who we said that represents Altea, whom is permanently damaged by Galras but is fighting back, turns out as Altean, then his heritage, his arm and his PTSD and his fight against it would form a giant-ass physical representation of the twisted story of these poor humanoid, pointy-ears and shapeshifting aliens.

(Besides, this could mean more Shallura so everyone’s happy)

Sorry if I made some grammar mistakes, but english isn’t my first language and I’m not that old to be super-fluent, but I wanted to express my thoughts on this since I’ve never seen a post mentioning this.