so looking back on what we know now

Repost @tobi_pearce “APPLE WATCH APP OF THE YEAR 2016! What an absolutely amazing team achievement. Only just over 1 year ago @kayla_itsines , the team and I released our app, and 3 months ago our Apple Watch App. Now it sits on a list alongside some hugely successful and strong companies. This makes Kayla, the team and I so proud. 2016 you’ve been a roller coaster of a year. World records, world firsts, awards and book publishing. But…looking back nothing is more pleasurable than knowing we dreamt, designed and delivered something as a team we love. It was an idea that became a product and the product is loved by so many! The awards and records aren’t measurements of success, the happiness of our people and the consumers are. Thanks so much to the people who supported us, which of course includes the nearly 20m strong community of fit and confident women around the world. #bbgcommunity P.S there’s still more coming. 😏🦄” 😍👌

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Acid rain, when Abel looked up at Cain
We began the weeping and wailing
A hurried high from pestilence pills and pride
It’s a shame, we could have gone sailing
But heaven knows
Heaven knows everything
Tranquilize


A sorta remake(?) of an older drawing I did back when the Stan twins were just a theory. Anyway, this song reminded me of the original mystery twins and I’ve always hoped the Stan twin theory would be true. So now that it’s confirmed, here’s a comic to celebrate. YES! (I changed the lyrics a bit btw)

Also, I was thinking. Since this show loves parallels so much, what if the ending of Not What He Seems was another parallel. Two siblings are reunited.. but at the same time, another pair is torn apart?

I wasn’t your first and we both know this. She had your heart before you knew my name. He had mine before I ever looked twice at you. Most of your stories have her in them and it makes me wince but they’re coming less often and this is something to smile about. When you remember that you met him back when he was the one holding my hand, you try to remember what he looked like but you can’t because it didn’t matter then.
They were first and we both know this. I want to thank her for leaving you so softly. You want to punch him for leaving me in pieces.
You weren’t my first and we both know this but that’s okay because maybe I learned all the hard lessons with him. Maybe you learned how to love with her.
I guess what I’m trying to say is there are so many different kinds of love in this world. He was my shot of tequila on an empty stomach and she was your monsoon after the sky forgot how to cry for the entire summer but you’re my bed waiting for me after a long day and I’m your glass of red wine that warms you from the inside.
So what if they were first? This doesn’t make me sad anymore. We both promise to do better this time and I finally believe us.
—  Fortesa Latifi - second love
and finally. a blog.

the last 4 years are gonna play like a movie in my head for the rest of my life. it was the best time from start to finish. everything that has to do with the self-titled album is my favorite memory. even the stuff that wasn’t so easy to go through. cause now i look back and i see why it all happened in the order that it did. we will never make another album like that one. that’s something i’ll always be proud about, and a little sad about, and that’s just the truth. 

but what do i know? the next album might be even better than S/T. i should know better by now than to ever question the process, the plan, or the deep belief that i have in paramore… more so than i even have in myself, alone.  

every night on Writing The Future, while we were on stage, there was always a moment of realization that we can never relive anything. not any single thing. it’s cruel. seriously, we are a generation who lives almost exclusively through our photos and videos and captions, trying to freeze moments in time but it’s all only a shade of us and our experience. what’s real is what those moment create within us… and that’s what we carry with us and that’s what shapes the moments to come. or at least how we perceive them, feel them, live them. memories do serve us when we are the most nostalgic and i suppose i’m always the most nostalgic… but even my memories of the last 4 years won’t fill me the way actually living it all did. 

and that’s got to be why it’s so important to move forward and never live in the past. we can never be fulfilled by a moment that’s gone. if we’re not living in the now (wayne’s world ref) and struggling, striving to find ourselves and each other here in the present then what even is our point? yeah, i know the whole “be present/be content with where you are” spiel sounds like bullshit but it’s true… and no one needs to hear it more than me. con-stant-ly.

speaking of the present: i’ve been wedding planning, attempting to write and sometimes actually writing, moving into a new place, and building a hair-dye company from the ground up. all at the same time. yes, i am completely insane! you should see my crazy eyes. i think they’re permanent now actually.. i’m going to try my best to share bits and pieces of some of all of it as we go along but no promises cause some days i forget the internet exists (and i think that’s a good thing).  

last thing: 

thank you again for Writing The Future. never cried on stage the way i did during “Future” in Portland. the signs you guys made and held up for all the shows were moving and served as a reminder of our purpose and the hope we had for the band in the beginning. thank you guys for creating a community within our “fanbase”. we do what we can to keep it feeling like a family because that’s truly what it feels like to us… but you guys are daily doing all the work to really make it real. nothing felt more right than celebrating S/T with you guys in those gorgeous theaters. 

i’ve typed for long enough now. writing lyrics with carpal tunnel sounds great and all but i’d rather not. 


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Stevenbomb 2.0 is over...

and what did we learn?

We learnt that Pearl is seriously not over Rose’s “death,”

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and forgetting, like all the Gems have at one point or another, that humans only get one life,  she was willing to put Connie in harm’s way to protect “Rose’s legacy*”.

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*Also, Connie most likely knows more about Steven’s birth/creation than Steven does now, so that’s gonna go great.

We learnt that despite the danger the Gems have already put the town in,

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 the citizens appreciate (or at the very least, ignore) their presence.

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We learnt that Peridot is alive and out there,

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 Homeworld doesn’t like/understand fusion, 

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and that Peridot is a little shit. 

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We also got a good look behind Garnet’s mirrored glasses, and we’re still not sure what we saw.

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We learnt that pure human/Gem fusion isn’t possible (or a least hasn’t worked yet), 

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that Rose wasn’t perfect

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 (and holy hell, neither is Pearl*),

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*although this level of asshattery isn’t unprecedented: Amethyst was similarly cruel in Maximum Capacity when she transformed into Rose.

and got some hints that Steven is feeling really out of place these days.

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We learnt that Steven has some issues he need to work out, including his desire for a normal life, his growing mistrust/confusion with Pearl, and Dogcopter spurning his adoration…

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We learnt Lapis and Jasper are losing themselves in their fusion,

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and that Malachite is REALLY FUCKING SCARY.

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And now, we wait.

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it’ll be like there isn’t a vengeful fusion boiling the ocean with hatred

we have so much to look forward to! who knows what the future holds? who knows if i’ll meet someone tomorrow, next week, who’ll become incredibly important to me. or if an opportunity will come around that’ll change my life. tomorrow could be the best day of my life! and there’s always a chance the next day will be even better! there will be times ahead of me where i’ll be laughing so hard that my stomach hurts and there’ll be tears in my eyes, and times where the sun will shine brightly down at me and the birds will be singing and the grass will somehow look greener than it did seconds before. Times where i’ll be filled with joy and times i’ll be filled with love. there will always be good times ahead of us, and i can’t wait to experience them!

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looking back at these two scenes after friday’s clip hurts

because i remember our general thought process, the questions we were asking ourselves, the why, even? why won’t you be with him? what are you thinking when you’re looking at isak like this? what’s going on? i remember the confusion we had felt ever since he had texted isak telling him he needed space. i remember our need for answers 

but now we know 

we know even loved isak this whole time. loved isak so much. loved isak so much that he thought staying away was the best thing to. loved isak so much he stayed away despite the pain, despite missing him the whole time. loved isak so much he thought he was worth this sacrifice 

we know he didn’t stay away for selfish reasons. we know it’s the complete opposite. and we knew isak was hurting because we’ve been with him this whole time. but now we realize just how much even was hurting, too 

at first i watched these scenes and i didn’t fully understand, and i felt confused. i now watch these scenes and i understand, and it makes my heart feel heavy 

sentence prompts ➝ imagine dragons
  • ❝Don’t look back.❞
  • ❝Look into my eyes.❞
  • ❝I am hellbound.❞
  • ❝Is it my fault?❞
  • ❝Nobody can save me now.❞
  • ❝This is all for you.❞
  • ❝This is it, the apocalypse.❞
  • ❝I can’t escape this now.❞
  • ❝We don’t have a choice to stay.❞
  • ❝I’m on top of the world.❞
  • ❝No one can understand me like you can understand.❞
  • ❝Emptiness is all you know.❞
  • ❝Congratulations you are all alone.❞
  • ❝I can hardly stand myself.❞
  • ❝If you love someone, better tell them while they’re here.❞
  • ❝I’m never changing who I am.❞
  • ❝My age has never made me wise.❞
  • ❝So, this is what you meant.❞
  • ❝I’ll let you know that all this time I’ve been afraid.❞
  • ❝You don’t have to make it right.❞
  • ❝What was right is wrong.❞
  • ❝Nothing can fill your shadow cause you are all I am.❞
  • ❝I was never welcome here.❞
  • ❝Innocence is gone.❞
  • ❝I’m sorry for everything.❞
  • ❝Searching to find myself but all I find is you.❞
  • ❝Nothing really matters in the end.❞
  • ❝You don’t have to hold your head up high.❞
  • ❝There’s nowhere we can hide.❞
  • ❝I’m not gonna let you change my mind.❞
  • ❝This is just my luck.❞
  • ❝I broke some rocks right through your window.❞
  • ❝I’m wishing I had what I’d taken for granted.❞
  • ❝I won’t run away this time.❞
  • ❝Love is a game to you.❞
  • ❝Would you turn your back on me?❞
  • ❝I’m bleeding out for you, for you.❞
  • ❝Who knows what’s right? The lines keep getting thinner.❞
  • ❝I don’t sleep so well at night.❞
  • ❝Don’t get too close, it’s dark inside.❞
  • ❝It’s time to begin, isn’t it?❞
  • ❝I’ve turned into a monster.❞
  • ❝Don’t tell me that I’m wrong.❞
  • ❝I’m a reckless mistake.❞
  • ❝Don’t throw stones at me.❞
  • ❝I shot a hole through everything I loved.❞
  • ❝Stay with me, please.❞
  • ❝Oh, quiet down. I’ve had enough.❞
  • ❝How did it come to this?❞
  • ❝I’m dying to feel again. Oh, anything at all.❞
  • ❝I know that I did you wrong.❞
  • ❝You can leave, now it’s your choice.❞
  • ❝Show me what this life is for.❞
  • ❝The blood’s run stale.❞
  • ❝Life isn’t always what you think it’d be.❞
  • ❝The kiss of death will have to wait.❞
  • ❝I wanted your truth, but I wanted the pain to disappear.❞
  • ❝You can have it all but life keeps moving.❞
  • ❝I say it’s up to fate.❞
  • ❝Maybe you could save my soul.❞
  • ❝I’m trying not to face what I’ve done.❞
  • ❝But i’ll take your word. Cause after all, you’ve never lied.❞
  • ❝Come with me and we will run away.❞
  • ❝Just when I thought I was clear of the mistakes.❞
  • ❝If I seem dangerous, would you be scared?❞
  • ❝We still are made of greed.❞
  • ❝There’s always time to change your mind.❞
  • ❝Trust me when I say that I’ll make it up to you somehow.❞
  • ❝I’ve traveled all this way for something.❞
  • ❝Your eyes, they shine so bright.❞
  • ❝Nothing is forgiven unless you want it to be.❞
  • ❝I’m only gonna do you wrong.❞
  • ❝You’re all I know.❞
  • ❝We are apart of the same play.❞
  • ❝I’ve never seen this side of you.❞
  • ❝I don’t ever wanna let you down.❞
  • ❝Welcome to the new age.❞
  • ❝These days, you tend to lie.❞
  • ❝I know it’s hard when you’re falling down.❞
  • ❝This road never looked so lonely.❞
  • ❝I feel it in my bones.❞
  • ❝I’m waking up to ash and dust.❞
  • ❝This city never sleeps at night.❞
  • ❝It’s not me you’ll save cause I’m a lost cause.❞
  • ❝I never said that I want this, this burden came to me.❞
  • ❝All the emptiness inside of you is hard enough to fill.❞
  • ❝I wanna hide the truth. I wanna shelter you.❞
We shared a lot of history but that’s all it is now.
History.
A timeline of moments that already happened to us.
A timeline of moments we couldn’t ever get back no matter how hard we tried.
So let’s let history be just that.
History.
Let’s stop looking back and I promise to stop trying to convince myself that what we had could still exist because that’s a lie and we both know it.
So let’s stop replaying all the good moments we shared and let’s leave it at that.
That we loved each other once.
That we grew together.
That you ran beside me with your hand in mine.
That we believed in the idea of a whole lifetime.
That it’s over now.
That’s it history.
That we could never get it back.
So let’s end it here and I’ll stop pretending that it’s still worth hanging on to.
My hands are tired and I’m letting it go tonight.
Tonight and for the rest of our lives, we are just that- history.
—  History / @thewordsyouneverunderstood

If anything bad happens, Levi is straight (well not straight but- you know what I meant)

Erwin: This mission has gone horribly wrong men, we`ll probably be cold and hungry for days whilst we await aid.

Levi: I`m hungry now.

Erwin: Levi didn`t you hear what I-

Levi: Eren, I`m hungry.

Eren: *gives him all the emergency rations*

Erwin: EREN!

Eren: He`s hungry!

_________

Erwin: Alright men, it`s too humid to start a fire, we`ll be freezing tonight at best.

Levi: I`m cold.

Erwin: *eyebrow twitch* I know that Levi, we all are.

Levi: Eren, I`m cold.

Eren: *takes everyone else`s blankets for Levi*

Erwin: Eren no.

Eren: Sir, he`s cold, so Eren yes.

__________

Erwin: It looks like we`ll be going back on foot men.

Levi: But I`m tired.

Erwin: Levi so help m- sigh. Levi, everyone is tired, not just you.

Levi: Eren, I`m tired.

Eren: *turns into a titan to carry Levi*

Erwin: I give up.

Hey guys!

So, I’ve noticed quite a few posts about the upcoming Gravity Falls episode, “Dipper and Mabel Vs the Future”. However, I just want to recap over EVERYTHING so we can all see just how afraid we should be for the Pines family.

First off, as most people know, Alex himself said on Twitter that this new episode will “change everything”. Not only did he say this, he said in addition that this will

contain the biggest change in the entire show series.

Considering the time he said something like this, in “Now What He Seems”, this show has a 100000% chance of fucking us up.

Secondly, let’s take a step back and look at the episode “Dreamscapers”. Remember Bill’s last scene in it? The one where Bill says, and I quote,

“A darkness approaches. A day will come in the future where everything you care about will change.”

From what Alex has said, it’s more than reasonable to assume this is what Bill was warning them about.

Thirdly, these are the

photos we have not seen yet from season two.

Keep in mind that these all have very good possibilities if showing up in DAMVTF, and a couple of them are even confirmed as screenshots of the episode.

Now, let’s take a glance back to that tapestry in the Northwest Manor.

And who could forget that AMA from the summer?

And lastly, my friends, I ask you to take a moment to remember

where we left Bill in the last episode:

“Let’s just say that when that portal finishes charging up, your dimension’s gonna learn how to party!”

“You can’t stop what I have planned! I’ve been making deals, chatting with old friends, and preparing for the big day. You can’t protect that rift forever! You’ll slip up, and when you do…”

“I guess I can’t possess anyone inside the shack, so I’ll just have to find my next pawn on the OUTSIDE.”

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“Real life is a funny thing, you know. I think most of us fear reaching the end of our life and looking back regretting the moments we didn’t speak up. When we didn’t say ‘I love you’. When we should have said 'I’m sorry’. So there’s a time for silence, and there’s a time for waiting your turn. But if you know how you feel, and you so clearly know what you need to say, you’ll know it. I don’t think you should wait. I think you should speak now.”

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There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione’s arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.

"Is this the moment?” Harry asked weakly, and when nothing happened except that Ron and Hermione gripped each other still more firmly and swayed on the spot, he raised his voice. “OI! There’s a war going on here!”

Ron and Hermione broke apart, their arms still around each other.

“I know, mate,” said Ron, who looked as though he had recently been hit on the back of the head with a Bludger, “so it’s now or never, isn’t it?”

“Never mind that, what about the Horcrux?” Harry shouted. “D'you think you could just — just hold it in, until we’ve got the diadem?”

“Yeah — right — sorry —” said Ron, and he and Hermione set about gathering up fangs, both pink in the face.”

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Real life is a funny thing, you know. I think most of us fear reaching the end of our life and looking back regretting the moments we didn’t speak up. When we didn’t say ‘I love you’. When we should have said 'I’m sorry’. So there’s a time for silence, and there’s a time for waiting your turn. But if you know how you feel, and you so clearly know what you need to say, you’ll know it. I don’t think you should wait. I think you should SPEAK NOW

SHINee as a GPS
  • Minho: If you turn left here it will be faster than taking the highway. Okay now quick, turn left! Okay, now speed up, we want to get there as fast as physically possible.
  • Taemin: Turn left... No wait, right, turn right!! Okay, it has to be over here somewhere. Shoot, you were supposed to turn left back there, okay we'll just go the long way around. Sorry! ^^;;
  • Jonghyun: Turn left. Wait, did you see that dog?? It looked just like Roo ;; Oh my god there's another one. Can we stop and pet them? At least one of them? please??
  • Onew: Now turn left, right? (moment of panic when you don't know which way to turn, so you turn right) Malicious laughter, you thought I meant right, right? okay, but actually turn left, you're going to get us lost.
  • Kibum: What do you think you're doing? I told you to turn left. Okay, make a u-turn. No, I don't care if it isn't legal here just TURN AROUND. Okay fine, we're going this way now, have fun being three minutes late asshole.
the signs as things I've said/thought
  • Aries: *virgo friend says she'll fight me back after I said "fight me"* whoa I didn't think I'd get this far
  • Taurus: my opinion is not "wrongioli", but ravioli sounds pretty good right now
  • Gemini: so over it tbh *talks about it for another 20 minutes*
  • Cancer: me- we all know who would die first in a horror movie *everyone looks at cancer friend* cancer friend- who??
  • Leo: another day, another slay *bumps into someone* *mumbles apology*
  • Virgo: me- how do you even pronounce meninenenist? virgo friend- it's easy! just say "scum of the earth"
  • Libra: *sees a cute boy* honestly what kind of disrespect o m g
  • Scorpio: hush babygirl, don't pay attention to these people - just listen to your music
  • Sagittarius: I use the moon emoji to assert dominance in a group text
  • Capricorn: DTF means "down to fight", right?
  • Aquarius: If eyes are the portals to the soul, it's a good thing I wear glasses
  • Pisces: I can wear flower crowns and still be punk rock!
My thoughts

Ok what is the actual reason that we needed to know this.

Because realistically they could have kept it quiet until she was about to pop. Or did pop. She is not famous. She is “private”.. It could have absolutely been kept under wraps.

Because by then they’d be done promo for the next album and they’d be on an extended break. So why now?

In what world would he want this to be known by every person on the planet only 10 weeks in (at most) and also have everyone know it was basically an accident AND he ain’t with her. It’s way too early and just frankly unnecessary for us to even have to know.

So why. And why does it seem like.. Looking back on everything.. That they were setting this up?

We know their team gave People the story. This was not a leak or someone screwing them over. So again I ask, why now? And why at all?

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I think most of us fear reaching the end of our life and looking back regretting the moments we didn’t speak up.

There is a time for silence. There is a time waiting your turn. But if you know how you feel, and you so clearly know what you need to say, you’ll know it.

I don’t think you should wait. I think you should speak now.

and one more back to the barn observation, because man was that episode meaty:

a big part of fandom, myself included, would look at pearl’s pining for space and homeworld in particular and wonder: why in the fuck? why does she speak of it so lovingly, when she chose to rebel against it, and rightly so– when her kind were probably worthless slaves, looked down upon by all around them?

well, i mean. we were right that that’s what pearls are. but now we know about them in greater detail, and we know they were essentially show dogs. pets that serve as a status symbol. needless to say that’s dehumanizing and absolutely horrible, but think: to the pearls, this was only normal. they never knew anything else.

and our pearl belonged to rose diamond, one of the rulers of the whole planet.

can you imagine the life of luxury she had on homeworld? she wasn’t her own person there, but she didn’t need to be – she was cared for and safe, probably provided everything she wanted, never had to worry about even the single tiniest thing. her job was to dance and look pretty and be rose’s, and that was it.

compared to the life she lives on earth now, well. it’s now much easier to see why she’d miss that. suddenly she’s the caretaker – suddenly she has to worry about everything. she’s taken up a role she wasn’t remotely built for as protector of the earth, for the sake of the person she once belonged to (and still does, albeit in a different, much more complex way) who’s no longer there. the life she leads now is the complete opposite of what she was made for, and what she once had.

‘why would i want to go home when you’re here,’ she asks rose, and that only makes sense: in her mind rose has always signified safety, because rose always looked after her. even after their relationship deepened and grew into something mutual and more balanced, i think that initial association never waned. (the same way pearl’s ingrained need to serve hasn’t.) rose is her home, and as long as she were there, pearl would’ve been fine. and for a time, indeed she was – but now rose is gone, and so is her shelter.

pearl chose autonomy, she chose personhood, she chose to fight. it was a tough damn choice. and though i’m sure she doesn’t regret it on the large scale of things, it’s hard to blame her for being struck with the occasional urge to go back to when everything was simple. but she doesn’t. she’s still here.

pearl is admirable, man.