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Translation of today’s interview

Below you’ll find my translation of the interview in Dagbladet. Big thanks to @skamskada who posted it in Norwegian. Made it so much easier. :-)

“Skam” star Tarjei Sandvik Moe (18) has just filmed steamy hot movie scenes with 26 years older Andrea Bræin Hovig (44). Privately he is still unattached and free.

The 18-year-old sits on a bench at the top of Havnabakken at Korsvoll, with a beautiful view a Oslo bathing in sun and the islands outside the capital. Here, among newly painted houses and lawned gardens, the “Skam” star has grown up.

Though, “Skam” star is a title Sandvik Moe wishes to leave behind. These days he plays in the erotic thriller “En affære” with Andrea Bræin Hovig (44) as opponent, while in the new year he can be seen at Chateau Neuf as the silly “thunderbird” Doody in “Grease”. Did we mention that he should also attend the third year of high school and that he should be the head of the school revue?

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How to Describe Yourself to Your Pen Pal

The basics are your age, location, and gender, but what about some other things to spice up the conversation?

-Places you’ve been to

-Favorite music

-A secret that you haven’t told before

-Your most embarrassing moment

-What you want to be when you’re older

-What superpower you would have and why

- Favorite foods

-Introverted or extroverted?

-Zodiac sign

-Things you want to fix about yourself

-Describe how you were as a 7 year old

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#flirting (an Olicity fic)

Here’s a ridiculous little celebrity/social media au one shot. I wrote it this summer and totally forgot about it but I found it today so… here it is! There may be a few more parts to this, idk. We’ll see!

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She was standing in the kitchen, just finishing off her (disgusting) protein shake, when an alert lit the face of her phone.

@OliverQueen tweeted a photo.

She chugged the last sip—ugh!—and swiped the screen. A second later a photo of Oliver was staring back at her and she’d be lying if she said her breathe didn’t catch a little at the sight.

Tight t-shirt, crazy blue eyes, just the right amount of scruff… He was gorgeous, always, but especially standing on the deck of a yacht, leaning over the railing just enough to show off his muscular shoulders. The tweet said, “Fav pic from the @MensHealth shoot.” It already had over a thousand likes.

Felicity liked the tweet and threw her glass in the sink, maybe a little rougher than she’d meant to considering the way it rattled around.

It wasn’t that she was jealous. She was happy for Oliver; he worked hard to maintain his physique and anyone who worked that hard for anything deserved praise and a spread in Men’s Health was good for him, but ugh! Over a thousand likes in less than three minutes? Really? How was it possible?

Her phone vibrated and she looked down to see another alert.

@OliverQueen: @FelicitySmoak you should have come with. Missed you on the boat ;)

Felicity sighed and tapped out a return message.

@FelicitySmoak: @OliverQueen motion sickness, photogs and getting hit on 24/7? Yeah what was I thinking passing on that?

As was usual whenever she got into a conversation with Oliver on social media, her phone started blowing up. Likes and follows and retweets. Everyone wanted a piece of Oliver Queen, even if it was just in the form of stalking him on Twitter.

Even she had her claws in him in a way. It wasn’t like he talked to her on Twitter because he missed her sparkling personality. No, she was the Ronald Miller to his Cindy Mancini, using his popularity and social media prowess to Can’t Buy Me Love her way into the hearts of America. Or, at least, into the hearts of his millions of followers.

Her phone vibrated again, but this time it was a text.

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Show Some Decency and Respect

I don’t care if you like Roman Reigns or not but to make rude and cruel comments to him at this time of mourning and grief just shows how heartless some people are. There is nothing funny about someone losing a family member.

I have personally lost six older siblings and it hurts like hell but somehow you learn how to keep going. Remembering all the fun times you had with them helps you cope. As time passes it definitely heals the pain.

The fact that people can’t just put aside their dislike for a character to be a decent human being and show some kindness to a fellow human being is disgusting.

Booing someone you don’t like is one thing but being mean to someone grieving because you think it’s funny is on a whole new level of being vile. When did people value being popular on Social Media over being a caring person? If those people who made rude comments to Roman or anyone in his family on Social Media especially today can look in the mirror and be proud of themselves, I feel sorry for you.

Roman Reigns is a character. Joe Anoa'i is the man that plays that character. He is a human being with feelings just like anyone else so it is really sick that some of you “fans” think this is a time for you to be sarcastic and cruel.

Once again I would like to give my deepest condolences and sympathy to Matt Anoa'i’s family and friends. #RIPMattAnoai 🙏

small pieces from zayn’s book

- zayn had an eating disorder toward the end of 2014 and seeing pictures of himself back is hard for him.

- there are no scathing things about perrie or one direction, perrie is barely mentioned and most of the things he says about one direction are fairly generalized and grateful.

- zayn was in a really dark place after he left 1d, he didn’t know what to do with himself and what he wanted to do in his life.

- he has a song called dragonfly that didn’t make the cut of mine of mine but that he will maybe release someday. it has a metal vibe with lots of guitar. 

- he had/has ADHD

- the day of his concert in nyc for the i heart radio theatre was very difficult for him, he was very sick and throwing up before the show out of fear and nerves. it was seeing pictures of fans waiting outside that helped him pull through and realize he could do it.

- the day of the i heart radio music awards zayn was also really nervous and anxious and vomiting before his performance but when he finally overcame it he felt so happy and relieved, he felt he gave a good performance.

- zayn knows he isn’t the best performer and it gets to him a lot, he gets especially anxious that people won’t know who he is and talking to the crowds in between songs. he doesn’t want to be a dick and not interact with people but he gets nervous speaking in front of people (ie: his speech introducing kim jones at louis vuitton he mentions how he was very nervous and how stumbling over the word innovative really fucked him up and he felt upset).

- zayn talks about the day of summertime ball. he was really happy to have his entire family there but as the day went on he started getting more and more anxious and upset. he was afraid people wouldn’t like him, he knew people were there to see other people and didn’t want them to be like oh well who the fuck is this clown? he was paralyzed with fear and his anxiety just consumed him. his team wanted him to put out a statement saying he was sick but he wanted to finally be open about his anxiety and tell the truth.

- he wants to become a better performer and he’s working on his anxiety every day. he’s a perfectionist and he wants people to genuinely believe he’s doing a good job. 

- he avoids social media because people are very cruel and he’s afraid of saying the wrong thing and having his words turned against him. he does spend a lot of time on social media and appreciates all the nice things people say or send him.

I really don’t use my blog to post any personal stuff but I am so deeply hurt and heartbroken right now I just need to say a few things. Firstly, People you never thought would hurt you will surprise you. People will lead you to believe they’re good and turn around and destroy you. People are selfish. People are unkind. People will get the best of you and steal your happiness and go out of their way to hurt you.
Secondly, social media makes me sick. I know I’m literally writing this on Tumblr but I am referring to Instagram and Facebook specifically, both of which I deactivated in Saturday. And what I’ve learned more than anything these past few months is that people use their social media to make others believe they live a certain type of life. They paint the best versions of themselves on Instagram especially, and try to convince others that they are happier than they really are. I’m not saying that Instagram is bad, I just think that we all need to take what we see with a grain of salt, and stop comparing our lives to what we see in others’ posts, and we need to stop equating our happiness with the number of likes we get.
Finally, and this is probably hardest for me to say, but if you have to hide things you’re doing from your closest friends and family, use this as a guide to remind yourself that you should not be acting on these impulses. Conscientiousness and guilt exist to tell us what we are doing is wrong or right. No matter how happy something may make you in the moment, if there is any part of you that is hesitating because something may be bad, dangerous, unhealthy, or morally wrong - steer clear. Use your gut, your anxiety, your heart, to help you make a decision.
I try to live without regrets. Everything is a learning experience. I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason. And that timing is everything. If you can protect your head and your heart, do so. But if you get lost in something and it destroys you, use it to learn. Use it to remind you of who you are, what you stand for, what you want, and the types of people you want to surround yourself with.
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anonymous asked:

Wait you're writing a fic about Christian yu? The head of DPR production, MV Director etc. him? Because girl I love that man so much since he was in c-clown :')

YES I AM!!! haha I don’t know what’s gotten into me. I have been such a fan for awhile after coming across DPR and the man behind the camera (thanks to @2seoke for this as well) 

I’ve been stalking his social media accounts for the last few weeks, especially the last few days while I’ve been sick. I’m completely whipped so I just had the spark of inspo coming into me suddenly /nervous laughs/ glad to know there are more people who loves him cause I’ve been spreading the love lately through every social media that I have (I believe @rapmonluv and @everybodykpops can vouch for this lol)

anonymous asked:

Dude. I have a lot of respect for you but just lost a little knowing that you support Juli and her girlfriend. Have you checked out any of their social media, including YouTube? They as individuals and their relationship looks so unhealthy.

Oh get over it. I don’t care if you’ve lost respect for me. I lose respect for people that judge other’s relationships without truly knowing them or being in them. I’m sick of people judging other people’s relationships based on social media. You see what they choose to let you see. I suggest you find a hobby rather than doing so. We never know what’s going on in a relationship and if people are happy, let them be happy. It doesn’t involve you.

anonymous asked:

how do ya feel about louis' father's day post on instagram? idk it looks so real and god i need ya help

And not because it seems real to me, because if anything yesterday proved how absolutely absurd and unreal all of this is, but because this shit has been going on for almost half a year.

Literally nothing could happen that would negate the events prior to the 21st of January or explain what’s happened since then. Nothing makes sense and it was almost excusable as tabloid fodder for awhile there until Louis himself got dragged into it, seemingly unexpectedly during that Good Morning America interview. 

I’ve discussed in depth what doesn’t make sense, but earlier I realised why the Instagram activity is worse than the tabloids. It’s taking things to a level that strips someone completely of their identity when their social media is controlled in that way. We know that the band members’ social media accounts are controlled by Rye Social but this isn’t just a staged pap shot, this is a form of media which is a particularly powerful tool in deception since it appears to at least be shared by Louis and a social media manager, like his Twitter account. Despite the band saying on numerous occasions that they have people post on their behalf it can be particularly shocking when stunts come through social media in first-person form. 

As with every black and white photo that has ever appeared on Louis’ IG, there was the initial shock and then the, ‘wait wtf why is this so weird?’ moments. I’m sick of looking at babies and dealing with the whole “the baby can be whatever size he wants!” I’m not here to size-shame a baby but that kid is huge and its features are inconsistent. I wouldn’t be surprised if Louis’ constant scowl of confusion is because of a tri-weekly “whoTF is this?” moment with this ring of babies. 

I’m not really here to help or convince anyone of anything. However if you try an exercise called, “Okay let’s say the baby is really Louis’” and then go backwards until you get to 2010 making a list of what makes absolutely no sense if you’re to believe that and then still believe that it’s real then fine. I don’t particularly find the need to do this since I wouldn’t get much further than yesterday to see everything for what it is: fake as hell. 

If we are to understand that each member of One Direction has some control over their social media then the biggest question to ask is why they wouldn’t mention anything about any of this even once. It was weird enough when they didn’t congratulate him in the first place, but the fact that absolutely none of them have liked, retweeted or commented on one word about this baby should be telling if you actually pay any attention to the dynamic between the people in this band. 

Lately I’ve gotten quite a few acquaintances, who usually only see me on social media, act surprised when they see me coming in and out of offices/pharmacies “You’re still sick?” - Yes, I am. I only share/post when I feel that its important enough to let people know how I’m doing. Don’t be fooled by the colourful clown makeup - I wear that to cheer myself up and to make myself still look like I’m among the living.  So, yes, despite “looking fine” on social media I am still not 100% But I do have good news that I want to share- my results came back and they found no traces of cancer. They did find the cause of my stomach issues (not connected to my nerve issues) and its a super common bacteria that most people get in childhood and stays dormant for years and usually doesn’t cause any sort of issues, but it can be triggered by emotional and physical stress and once its triggered its the strongest known risk factor for gastric cancer. We’re all relieved, and I’m so grateful that we finally know and, after two years of horrible symptoms, we can start treating it. Now, knowing that it was triggered from stress I just want to say - please take care of yourselves. No job and no person is worth stressing yourself and ruining your life over.

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A Mysterious Plague Doctor Is Haunting This English Town

The English city of Chester is known for its unique medieval architecture, but recently it seems to be home to another medieval relic in the form of a creepy plague doctor that has been spotted roaming the streets at night.

As reported in the Chester Chronicle, social media has been buzzing with sightings of a mysterious cloaked figure wearing the iconic beaked mask and brimmed hat of a medieval plague doctor. No information other than blurry pics posted to social media has arisen about the figure, leading most people in Chester simply scratching their heads.

Historically, plague doctors were traveling physicians who went from place to place, treating the epidemics that would infect entire towns and cities. They came to be associated with the eerie beak mask that many of them wore to keep themselves from catching the very sicknesses they were treating. The masks would be filled with aromatic items that, according to the belief of the time, kept the doctors from inhaling infectious vapors.

Today the image of the plague doctor simply looks like something out of a horror movie. While the spooky figure roaming the streets of Chester and haunting the historic, stacked “Rows” has yet to be identified, their silent, scary enigma schtick is reminiscent of similar stunts where people dressed as sinister clowns. The mini-trend of creepy clown lurkers popped up in cities from California to Northampton around 2015, with a number of different sightings of silent clowns aimlessly wandering the streets.

A sort of ambient prank by way of a horror movie, the Chester plague doctor seems to be a new twist on this fad. Either that, or there is really the ghost of a damn plague doctor roaming the streets.

reasons top will add to his “i don’t understand social media” pile:

  • he gets hate comments about eating with CL so deletes all photos of his dinner with her.
  • people tag CL in a photo clearly marked for charlie
  • gets comments about his food photos, therefore calls himself fat top.
  • posts photos asking for prayers for his sick dog instead gets hate comments about posting about his dying dog when nepal has happened
  • hits 1 million followers then people decide to unfollow him in masses and loses 2k over night

i don’t blame him for not wanting anything to do with social media, but for the sake of his fans he deals with this shit and continues to post. the thought of him sitting at home just sad as fuck so he turns to instagram to get support from fans but instead he sees shitty comments is fucking heartbreaking. 

Black Mirror is on Netflix now! You should go watch it because it’s amazing

it’s a show about dystopian futures, with a strong focus on the role of technology and social media

some of the episodes:

  • a woman who is punished for manslaughter by being chased around by axe murderers and other creepy people in a fake city, as spectators pay to watch
  • an episode about a computer generated animated mascot who is the host of a talk show, and how its creator gets sick of being someone he isnt
  • a new technology that creates androids in the exact likeness of your dead loved one, based on an aggregate of social media/internet presence
  • a society in which everyone has microscopic eye that records everything they do throughout the day and which can be replayed later on
  • a ponzi scheme like reality show where people are forced to power the show by running on a treadmill forever, scrimping and saving bits of credits until they can buy a ticket to audition in an American Idol like setting
  • A member of the British royal family is kidnapped and the kidnappers blackmail the Prime Minister into having sex with a pig on national television 

it’s a really great show and i wish more people knew about it!

I read that post i reblogged about “lets make pale skin attractive” and its like what fucking world do you live in??? The media constantly focuses on only that skin tone. Lets see more darker skin tones and darker models and those who break stereotypes like dark skinned Asian girls. I’m getting really sick of people saying “lets make ____ popular/attractive!” about white people because its like “congrats you don’t need to because anyone who isn’t white is called exotic” so fuck you and your pale skin bullshit

Everyone’s already jumping to think-pieces, trying to fit the headlines into their own narrative, pick-and-choose your issue, turning tragedy into points again. It’s the same cycle of social media (including this post). I’m just grieving, angry, sick to my stomach, praying. Of course, something must be done. But for now, I just want to grieve, for real people who are gone, for very real families and friends who must live on.

anonymous asked:

Lol, wasn't there BTS pics of Jen & Lana hugging from last year? I'm *guessing* they don't hate one another; JMo seems big on female friendship. I feel bad for her because she seems caught between the bad apples from multiple sides & I've seen some really hateful attacks on her from both homophobes and from people calling her homophobic(!). I wouldn't blame her if she's just done with it all, or if she avoids Lana because of the shipwars. Or if she was sick, migranes can come on fairly fast. :)

Okay so there are two different issues going on.  Jen’s social media and if she’s “avoiding Lana.”  Jen does appear to be reluctant to post selfies with Lana on her social media I think either to avoid conflict that they draw from her two fanbases or in order to avoid giving “false hope.”  From the point of view of an adult I don’t find either scenario reflects very well on JMo.  But I do not believe any malice is behind it simply a misguided misunderstanding of fandom.

But let me be blunt about if she’s avoiding Lana in general.  That’s fandom bullshit.  And it’s fandom bullshit perpetuated by fans who take pictures on set.  In the course of a week one regular set spotter said that she didn’t have any pictures of JMo and Lana because they were never near each other.  Except they filmed three scenes with each other, and there were in fact pictures taken of them.  Including this one.  On the day that person had said they were never near each other.  If you look through ALL of the set reporters you can find dozens of instances of the two of them talking and laughing during several different days filming on 6.01.  I don’t have the shot but there is one where Lana is standing and Jmo kneeling on the ground where JMo is clearly cracking up laughing.

But this picture is the major proof of the lie.  

Because there were at least three other set photographers who captured this moment and uploaded pictures of it.  As two different files framed or cropped down the middle.

What is more there are rumors, which I believe but I label as rumors all the same, that there are pictures that are being deliberately withheld because the photographers “do not want SQers to have anything.”

So here is the thing.  People get to take the pictures they want.  But they don’t get to lie without being called on it and they don’t get to shape reality.  Especially to do so in a way that is directly contrary to Jennifer Morrison’s many many MANY public statements about not liking people pitting women against each other.

Do I think Lana and JMo are besties?  No.  They are women with manifestly different personality types.  But they do eat lunch together on set, they do laugh, they do talk, JMo is not an island.  Do not use real people to drive the agenda of your fandom ship wars.  They are coworkers on a famously friendly set.  

Let’s respect them as people.  And let’s respect our own intelligence not to believe blatant manipulation.

Alright so I’ve mentioned this before but I am a straight woman who ships Swan Queen. Since I’ve been a part of this Fandom on social media.. I’ve been made to feel like there is something wrong with me for shipping Swan Queen, almost like I should be ashamed of myself or something. It really breaks my heart especially if that’s how the LGBT community is made to feel on a daily basis. I don’t understand how people can be so cold and judgemental. I’m also sick of the other ships assuming that Swan Queen is only LGBT because it’s not. I’d be willing to bet that there are almost as many straight people that ship it. I’ve had CS & OQ shippers block me on social media simply because I ship SQ. I’ve never even talked to these people. I’m also not someone who starts things with people on social media. I respect their ship, hell I even shipped CS before I shipped SQ. I personally am not a fan of Captain Hook anymore but I would never degrade a person simply because they are. That’s horrible and just plain mean. I may joke about him just like I do anyone else on the show but that’s as far as it goes.

 I almost wish that I could go back to the days when I was totally oblivious to Swan Queen because now I can’t see anything else when I watch this show. Nothing else makes sense! It was a lot easier back then but now I’m in too deep and there is no way out. I have so much love and passion for Swan Queen. I want to be free to ship who I want without being judged or secluded… without being made to feel like I’m wrong or delusional. The writers of this show know what they are doing, they know the hidden meaning to lines like “how to get the savior to taste my forbidden fruit.” So don’t call me delusional for being smart enough to read between the lines. Don’t label me when you don’t KNOW me! Don’t put me down because I don’t share your opinion. I just want everyone to be free to ship who they want without judgement. It’s not hurting anyone, it’s a fictional tv show that heavily  stresses “having hope and the possibility of a happy ending.” LET OTHERS BE FREE TO SHIP WHO THEY WANT. IT IS NOT AFFECTING YOU.

Okay so this has been pissing me off for a while now and I just need to vent.i don’t understand why people feel the need to comment on Ashlyn and Ali’s social media with things like ‘omg is Krashlyn real’ Guys seriously leave them alone! What makes this even worse is when people are blatantly rude and mean to either Ashlyn and Ali saying that they are cheating when they post pictures with their people and say they don’t deserve each other.

From what we all must know by now is that both Ashlyn and Ali are genuinely nice people. They both have stories that we should look up to and admire the people they have become even after all the hardship they have been apart of.

So why the fuck do people feel the need to harass them over 'Krashlyn’ on their social media because it’s seriously getting old.

I sometimes read both their Twitter tags and some of the stuff I have read like for example Ali should dump Ashlyn because she’s not good enough just knocks me sick and I’ve had enough.

Tumblr is one thing because it doesn’t get to the players and they properly are never going to see it but asking them directly isn’t right, and people wonder why they block people.

This goes for all the other ships! Keep it off social media, you wouldn’t like it if someone was asking you about your supposed girlfriend/boyfriend on everything you post and everything you do even if it has nothing to do with them !!!! So don’t do it to them just because they chose to be in the spotlight doing the sport they love does not mean that we should have the right to know every detail of their life!

Sorry about that. Rant over.