society is not that out of whack

anonymous asked:

Can you do #52 and 54 with Sean Cassidy???? There is such a lack of him on this site

52. “Can I kiss you?”
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54. “I don’t hate you. I could never hate you. That’s the problem.”

A/N: I agree, there is a lack of Sean! It’s so unfortunate.

He was an acquired taste, that was certain. His personality was a bit different; he definitely didn’t fit the mold of society.

But that was what you loved about him.

Dorky, goofy, awkward Sean Cassidy – that was the person that you fell head over heels in love with, although you never, ever showed it. Then again, you never showed much of any emotion, but that was mainly so that you could keep the out of control fire that you had inside of you quelled and controlled.

You had a mutation of spontaneous combustion, and you could control and create fire at your will. Well, more or less “at your will”, considering that it usually appeared by accident whenever your emotions were out of whack. Due to the fact that you didn’t have much control over your “gift” as Charles called it, you were resigned to showing few, if any, emotions in your day to day life around other people. That’s just what you did. You had achieved an outer look of calm, tricking your mind into relaxing so that you wouldn’t accidentally set someone on fire.

Every time that he would talk to you, you wanted to show all of the emotions that he was giving you through facial expressions, like everyone else, but you knew that you couldn’t do that.

And so, every single time that he tried to talk to you about anything, you would always keep a blank face and respond almost monotonously, effectively giving him the impression that you didn’t like him at all.

That wasn’t it, at all, but he didn’t know that. How could he?

Finally, one day, he just went up to you and asked you, “Do you hate me?”

“What?” you wondered back, beyond confused.

“Do you hate me?” Sean asked you, and you felt as though all of your hopes and dreams had suddenly come collapsing down on you all at once.

You shook your head, “No.”

“Because your words say one thing, and – and then your body language says another,” he said.

“I don’t hate you,” you confessed. “I could never hate you. That’s the problem.”

“What do you…mean?” he asked you, and you decided to just give in. All of your cards were basically already out on the table, you had to finish the game.

“I like you, Sean,” you said, allowing the smallest of expression to shine through your voice, “I like you a lot. I only seem cold and distant from people because of my mutation, and it’s really a hassle because I can’t show too much emotion without setting myself, or something on fire. I didn’t want you to think that I didn’t like you–”

At that, he just stopped you completely and threw his arms around you in a solid hug, where you were pressed against him and he was pressed against you in a warm embrace.

When he pulled away from the hug, he looked into your eyes and asked, “Can I kiss you?”

And you nodded your head in response.

I like to think of high fashion as what society might look like if aesthetics were prized over military power - what the world would look like if, say, the gently eccentric (if not clinically insane) King Ludwig II of Bavaria had been driven by an ambition to cover the entire world, and not just his own immediate kingdom, with whacked-out fairy-tale castles with rooftop winter gardens, Moorish pavilions, and swan-shaped boats.
—  Fear and Clothing: Unbuckling American Style, Cintra Wilson (pg. 10)
It's that time of the month again...and I hate it.

I hate periods, I’ve literally been sweating my weight in bricks, I had to force myself to eat, and wear darker pants, and I feel like I may burst into tears any second.  God, being a girl sucks.  You boys have no idea what it’s like.

Not to mention the cramps that keep coming and going making me want to literally cut my uterus out of my body, but then remembering, at some point I want to have kids.  And the headache’s that make me want to close my eyes, but then they’re also watering because – that’s what they want to do, with no regards to you – and you can’t do anything about it because you’re a girl.  Being a girl, with a period, that’s regular, like a clock, like a time bomb, and knowing that the only thing that really gets rid of it are pregnancy or menopause…one eventually causes more pain, and the other just means salvation and other health problems.

And even still people – particularly men – have the audacity to tell us that we’re “overreacting” and that it’s “just like getting hit in the balls,” and NO, it’s not.  Your body does not decide once a month to literally attack itself and bleed the entire amount of iron in your body for kicks and giggles.  Periods suck, and unless you get them you don’t have a fucking clue.

Like, we find offense when their isn’t any because our hormones and emotions are thrown out of whack and we’re literally just a basket – klusterfuck – of issues.  Gah!  So don’t tell me to deal with it, because I do, every month, I have to go about my life acting like nothing is wrong, like I’m not in pain, and like I don’t have any emotions at all.  Because society has made it a weakness.  Right, as if we had any control over the whole thing.  Uh, no.  We don’t.  Oh, we can also be bitches, but it’s usually with good reason, so if you know, don’t be an ass, we will literally eat you alive.  It sure would hurt less.

9

Camp Jesus

Rachel: I had a horrible childhood. I’m from East Point, and we had one of the highest crime rates in the country. All my friends from my childhood are either dead or in prison.

My life has been crazy. Been married five times. I got Camp Jesus out of the last marriage. 

BW: Camp Jesus?

Rachel: Yeah, my life was so terrible growing up, I always thought, if I just had somewhere to go to get my head together… and, if my friends, who wound up in prison, just had somewhere to go, to get their heads together, it would have been cool. So, what I’m doing down here is giving people a place to go and stay.

There is no judging at Camp Jesus. You can come in there all whacked out and it’s OK. Grab you a camper, regroup, then go back out into society, so you don’t get in trouble. 

BW: Are there rules for staying at Camp Jesus?

Rachel: No cursin’ God and love each other. There’s really no other rules. If Jesus were here, he’d be chillin’ with people like us. He hung out with sinners. 

Camp Jesus is for the rejects. The ones who aren’t loved.  The ones that people talk about and don’t want at Christmas dinner. If that’s you, come on down to Camp Jesus. 

See, Christianity’s all about loving your neighbor, not casting stones. 

If Hitsugaya gave Ichigo his (original) powers...


As (not at all) requested by anon. :)


So…this anon wanted me to imagine what would happen if various other people gave Ichigo his original power-up instead of Rukia. But after days of trying, I can’t make it work - it’s like a bunch of lists rolled into one. So instead, I’m going to focus it down into imagining that Hitsugaya gave Ichigo his powers. If it works out, maybe I’ll do a couple more!


1. Ichigo would know about bankai from the beginning.

Because no way is Hitsugaya giving up his powers without going into bankai first.

Ichigo: Whoa! That shinigami’s sword just became an ice sword!

Ichigo: Whoa! That shinigami just grew ice wings!

Ichigo: OMG is it is snowing?

Ichigo: …this fight is going to take more than an episode, isn’t it?


2. Aizen would have to send a much tougher hollow.

Because again, bankai. So if Aizen wants the resident soul reaper to kickstart Ichigo’s powers, he’d have to send something more than a run-of-the-mill hollow.

Hitsugaya: WHO GAVE THAT HOLLOW  A FLAME THROWER?!

Hitsugaya: ICE DRAGON NOOOOOO

Gin: Told ya it’d work, Captain!

Tosen: Could someone please tell me what’s on the viewscreens?


3. The adorable introduction scene would be - less adorable.

There’s the great moment when Rukia explains that her name isn’t “shinigami” but rather “Kuchiki Rukia.” That moment would go slightly differently with Hitsugaya.

Ichigo: Give me that sword, shinigami!

Hitsugaya: My name…is….not shinigami…

Hitsugaya: It is CAPTAIN HITSUGAYA

Hitsugaya: AND DON’T YOU FORGET IT!

Ichigo: Um…okay?


4. Hitsugaya’s loss of powers would be linked to his guilt over, um, his grandmother’s death?

I don’t believe child Hitsugaya’s nightly power emissions actually killed his grandmother in canon Bleach - just made her really chilly. But Hitsugaya needs some sort of massive guilt so that the hogyoku will helpfully remove all of his powers - as happened to Rukia because of her guilt over Kaien’s death. So I guess we’d need Hitsugaya to have actually killed his grandmother by freezing her every night. So then he’d have the necessary guilt to give Ichigo all of his powers.

Byakuya (much later): I understand, Captain Hitsugaya.

Byakuya: That boy looks…just like her.

Hitsugaya: Um, what?

Byakuya: Yeah, this really doesn’t work at all.


5. Hitsugaya wouldn’t sleep in Ichigo’s closet.

No. He’d sit all night on the roof. Up until the point that he realized that humans can’t actually stare moodily into the distance all night and woke up confused on the ground.

Ichigo: Dude, what are you doing on the ground outside my house?

Hitsugaya:

Hitsugaya: Um, nothing having to do with falling asleep and rolling of the roof, that’s for sure!


6. Hitsugaya would have a harder time stalking Ichigo at school.

Seeing as he’d be assumed to be a grade schooler ‘n’ all.

Keigo: Yo, Ichigo, why does that grade schooler keep following you home from school?

Ichigo: No reason.

Keigo: [gasp] Oh my god, are you tutoring him?

Keigo: A-are you a mentor?

Keigo: YOU REALLY ARE A NERD

Ichigo:

[Ichigo on Keigo violence!]


7. Hitsugaya would be in Karin and Yuzu’s class.

Because yes.

Yuzu (whispering): Karin! Why are you staring at that silver-haired boy?

Yuzu: You like him, don’t you???

Karin: I DO NOT


8. Three words: Canon soccer game.

But I swear this post is about Ichigo and Hitsugaya *cough*

Hitsugaya: Yes, can we please get back to that?

Karin: …who are you talking to?


9. Hitsugaya would explain everything to Ichigo upfront.

Rukia tended to give Ichigo information as he needed it - or slightly after he needed it, as when she didn’t bother to tell him that he wasn’t actually killing the hollows during his fight with Orihime’s brother. Hitsugaya, on the other hand, is big into explaining - as we saw when he explained the classification of hollows to Ichigo. So I think Hitsugaya would just give Ichigo all of the information upfront.

Hitsugaya: Okay, so that covers the organization and purpose of the Gotei-13 and a basic overview of Soul Society and reincarnation.

Hitsugaya: Next up, hollows!

Ichigo: Are you sure I can’t just whack things with my sword?


10. Isshin’s whereabouts would be dramatically and prematurely discovered.

Because no way Isshin could keep himself out of the house every single time Hitsugaya was there…especially if Hitsugaya was sort of living in (or on) Ichigo’s house.

Isshin: I’m hoooo-

Isshin: [sees Hitsugaya]

Hitsugaya:

Isshin:

Hitsugaya:

Isshin: ..

Isshin: I am going to kill Urahara.

anonymous asked:

In inventing a fictional culture for a fantasy world, just how much do I as the author need to know? Can I have little things that everyone does but not really know why everyone does that, if most people belonging to that culture don't either? I mean, I have no idea why women traditionally have longer hair than men, I just know they do. Is there anything wrong with not figuring out things like that for my story, or should I be the all-knowing history god of my world?

The more you know, the better. As a writer – and the mistress/master of your universe – you really do need to know all the whys and wherefores, even if they’re not explicitly states in the text. Think about people – we are all made up all the tiny little details; change one thing, change everything. Your world and its societies are the same. Even if your story takes place on a tiny scale with, say, four characters, each character is a product of your world. To know them, you need to know where they came from. 

Readers are smart. It’s absurdly easy to tell when a writer says ‘screw it, it doesn’t matter’, and the less of those moments you have, the better.

I remember in a creative writing seminar, we were workshopping a poem – just a short, silly poem that I’d whacked out half an hour before it was due – and my professor grilled me on the whys. I didn’t think they mattered because they weren’t included in the body of the poem, but I remember she told me, on no uncertain terms, that the writer has to know everything.

There are always reasons why, even for apparently inconsequential things like why women wear their hair longer than men. Is it religious, or social, or political? Even if it’s not explicitly stated, these reasons will impinge on your characters and will be questioned by at least a portion of your readers.

Anyway, if you become super famous and get publicly interviewed, it at least helps to know the details for no other reason than to not look foolish :)

Good luck! It’s not as arduous as it sounds, I promise!

- Esme

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sashapieterse27 To my incredible and loving fans, words cannot express how amazed I am by you!

I’m so thankful for the affection you have for me, Alison, and Pretty Little Liars! We/I wouldn’t be able to make it happen without you! I get to do what I love every single day because of you guys! 

As a lot of you have noticed my body has gone through some changes, and I want to clear the air and give you an explanation. I have been facing a bad hormone imbalance that has thrown my body completely out of whack. I want to assure you that I’m healthy and getting everything back on track!

 A big thanks to all of you who have been in my corner! We live in such a judge mental society that puts every kind of flaw, including weight gain, in the same category. And for those of you who are struggling with any health problem, hormone imbalance, and weight gain of any sort I urge and encourage you to please deal with it in a healthy manor. YOU and YOUR health are what matters, not anyone else’s opinions and assumptions of you. Getting healthy isn’t just about working out and eating right (however extremely important) it’s also about surrounding yourself with those who care about you and want to see you succeed and become the best you can be.

I love every single one of you and I hold you all dear to my heart!

Xoxoxox

Sasha

can’t believe sasha had to post this 

“sashapieterse27: To my incredible and loving fans, Words cannot express how amazed I am by you!… As a lot of you have noticed my body has gone through some changes, and I want to clear the air and give you an explanation. I have been facing a bad hormone imbalance that has thrown my body completely out of whack. I want to assure you that I’m healthy and getting everything back on track! A big thanks to all of you who have been in my corner! We live in such a judge mental society that puts every kind of flaw, including weight gain, in the same category. And for those of you who are struggling with any health problem, hormone imbalance, and weight gain of any sort I urge and encourage you to please deal with it in a healthy manor. YOU and YOUR health are what matters, not anyone else’s opinions and assumptions of you. Getting healthy isn’t just about working out and eating right (however extremely important) it’s also about surrounding yourself with those who care about you and want to see you succeed and become the best you can be. I love every single one of you and I hold you all dear to my heart! Xoxoxox Sasha”

Because people are such buttholes. Shaming her for her body size, and calling her fat and people have been saying for weeks that she’s gained weight. So what?! People are such jerks. This makes me so mad that she felt she had to make a post about it. She is such a genuine, lovely person and she lives under the spotlight all the time, getting constant scrutiny and she’s still so young. She had a genuine reason for gaining weight, but even if she didn’t, who are we to judge her? PSA: Leave Sasha alone, and anyone else about their weight/ health/ skin/ whatever/ because that sort of shit can have a serious impact on people’s mental wellbeing. 

The one thing that does make me feel at least slightly optimistic about the future of Canada, and particularly political and current events apathy, is this blog.

I am at the point in which I am actually able to spread important news and events to the people affected by them. I see in the comments and tags that people are getting mad. People are waking up to what actually goes on in Canada. People are saying that they’re not going to vote for Harper; that they can’t wait to vote; and a lot of WTF’s.

I blog canadian politics on my twitter but I have limited reach and its just about impossible for any content I post to get popular enough to break out of the #cdnpoli twittersphere. I’ll be lucky to get 10 shares on any post. But Tumblr is different. Particularly because there are so many people here that are passionate about blogging about injustice and social issues. Here its rare when I don’t get at least 20 notes on a post. Some get hundreds and a few get tens of thousands. And this matters because these are people in the public, who might not follow the news or politics but through this platform they are paying attention.

These Printemps2015 montreal austerity posts today for example, without this blog might not have gotten more than a few dozen shares in total. Now they all have 100-300 notes and they keep rising.

Its also changing international perceptions of Canada. People are beginning to realize that Canada has problems; it has racism; it has a corrupt, mean, right wing government; we have a terrible environmental record, etc; Its not this magical utopia. There are many things to admire about this country, but it deserves equal criticism for the bad. And right now the balance is so out of whack that its laughable.

I don’t have many things in my life that I feel I do that is important and makes an impact on society, but this is one of them. I will always make time for this blog. I can see it helps people stay connected to Canadian issues on a website with very little Canadian content and representation.

Soulmates, Schmoulmates (Mini-Essay)

Prompt: ( ysu73 ) Hi, I ask you because I truly admire your metas and thoughts and I also know that you love Rumbelle. I wrote a meta about the soulmate-True Love thing, in which I said OQ are soulmates and almost (but not yet) TL, SN are canonically TL and they seem to be soulmates (obvious parallels with OQ), Rumbelle are canonically TL and CS are almost TL. Some Rumbelle fans did not like that I told they were not soulmates. What do you think? Are they soulmates in OUAT’s term the way OQ are?

Well, Outlaw Queen are soulmates because the pixie dust SAYS they are, which is a time-tested dramatic device called “cheating.” I would have liked to see their compatibility first instead of having it stated as a fait accompli, but I digress.

No, I don’t think rumbelle are soulmates– and that’s okay!

*dons asbestos underoos*

PUT THE ENCHANTED DAGGERS DOWN, RUMBELLE FANS and hear me out. I’m defining “soulmates” here as people who have what the Victorians termed a “perfect understanding.” I don’t think Rumbelle understand each other all the time because they’re constantly surprised by each other: he’s surprised each time she forgives his sneakiness, and she’s surprised that he continues to go on murder sprees when he’s got a blue-eyed True-Love-verified minx waiting in his bed back home.

I know you’ve been sneaky for 300 years but I’m in lingerie– HELLO?

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anonymous asked:

Why does Alison look fat this season? In the other seasons when appeared she was thin or like in normal weight.

Originally posted by prettylittleliars

sashapieterse27 To my incredible and loving fans, words cannot express how amazed I am by you!

I’m so thankful for the affection you have for me, Alison, and Pretty Little Liars! We/I wouldn’t be able to make it happen without you! I get to do what I love every single day because of you guys!

As a lot of you have noticed my body has gone through some changes, and I want to clear the air and give you an explanation. I have been facing a bad hormone imbalance that has thrown my body completely out of whack. I want to assure you that I’m healthy and getting everything back on track!

A big thanks to all of you who have been in my corner! We live in such a judge mental society that puts every kind of flaw, including weight gain, in the same category. And for those of you who are struggling with any health problem, hormone imbalance, and weight gain of any sort I urge and encourage you to please deal with it in a healthy manor. YOU and YOUR health are what matters, not anyone else’s opinions and assumptions of you. Getting healthy isn’t just about working out and eating right (however extremely important) it’s also about surrounding yourself with those who care about you and want to see you succeed and become the best you can be.

I love every single one of you and I hold you all dear to my heart!

Xoxoxox

Sasha