something for yourself

“I’m going to stop you right there. This isn’t something you need to involve yourself in.”

“You keep up with those comments and someone around here’s going to get offended. I assure you that no one keeps their anger to themselves, either.”

“I don’t think you can dictate what kind of person I am if you don’t know me further than what you see.”

“Um, does this happen around here often?”

“I keep forgetting you’re new and you have no idea what’s going on.”

“Stop looking at me, you smug heathen. You were right once.”

As for this holy month is in two days, I wish you a blessed Ramadan. 🌻
May this Ramadan change you for the better.
May this holy month of Quran be your rest in your restless lives. ❤️
May this month purify your soul.
May this Ramadan recharge you and give you energy to continue your life.
May this month of Mercy make you merciful, kind and beautiful inside out.
It’s never too late for new beginnings.✨
Challenge yourself to do something good everyday, something remarkable for yourself and by yourself. 💪🏼
I wish you all a very blessed Ramadan 🙌🏼
كل عام و أنتم بخير، و رمضان كريم 🌙

“I don’t want you wasting your money on me, though. You should save it up and buy something nice for yourself.”

“Pippa, please let me buy you something to cheer you up. I’m not taking no for an answer.”

“There’s no talking you out of this, is there? I’m not going to say yes, but if you want to then whatever. All I’m saying is that you should spend your money on something worthwhile.”

“You are worthwhile though, Pip! Don’t be hard on yourself, just let me show to you that I appreciate you.”

I sighed.

“Fine, just do what you want.”

It makes me so annoyed that people are threatening to end their lives because Mark is with Amy. How does this deeply and personally effect you? Last I knew, Mark doesn’t know all 17 million of us on a personal level and the goal of this community to support Mark in his passions and what makes him happy. Amy makes him so incredibly happy. And if you cannot respect that, you do not deserve to be in this community if you keep calling out slander things about Amy or to Amy. She does not deserve that. if you don’t like something, keep it to yourself. it’s as simple as that.

tefuna  asked:

1, 8, 20 for the yoi asks

1. Who is your favourite character? Why?

I have so much love for Yuuri.  But I think my favorite is Kenjirou Minami.  He’s very happy and energetic and adorable.  Cute lil chicken nugget.

8. Which character are you closest in age to?

Leo and JJ.  We are all 19.  c:

20. Have you learned something about yourself because of YoI?

Hmm…  I think I’ve learned a lot about dealing with anxiety from Yuuri.  He knows how to handle his and I relate to him a lot because of our mutual struggle with it.

Thank you for the questions!

-Mod Noah

I know that people like to reject the idea that going for a walk, or opening your curtains, or doing something small and nice for yourself, and the usual response to anything in relation to mental illness recovery is “we can’t all be neurotypical”

like, I get it. I’ve been battling an almost life-long series of mental illnesses. Ive been at my lowest points for a very long time. And I KNOW it’s VERY hard to snap out of that, and hearing optimistic advice is EASY to scoff at cuz, hey, it honestly does sounds unbelievable and silly. Yes, a lot of neurotypical people do give unhelpful advice, and when they say it, it’s not coming from an understanding of the severity of the situation.

But I say this: I am mentally ill and I am set on recovery and leading a more fulfilling life than what I used to. you can’t get help until you’re prepared to receive it, as it’s YOUR mind and body that has to be worked on.

You’re allowed to live with mental illness, and nothing will ever truly take it away, but you can improve and find ways to help you function better.

And yes, going for a walk, opening the curtains, talking to a friend, listening to some quiet music, even cooking….they’re all ways that have helped me slowly be more productive. doing little chores around the house has improved my mood also.

I know that it’s a common thing these days to reject the idea of recovery, and I know that individually that is okay since you recover when you’re ready, but I think we really need to stop the culture that is being formed around it. and by culture I mean reblogging posts towarsa nasty about people trying to give self-care or recovery advice. can’t stop you from venting in your own space, that’s not what this is about. we honestly need to stop the rising culture, because it’s gunna get to a point where we all feed off each other’s stubbornness and unwillingness to improve that it’s going to start making those who want to improve feel bad, or encourage people who are already feeling hopeless and not wanting to improve continue that way of thinking.

you’re not wrong for wanting to recover. recovery is a good thing that helps you feel better about yourself and gives you more hope for the future and can further even more recovery in the future, even if it’s almost as hard as not doing anything at all.

and as I said, it’s different when neurotypicals say that “try yoga and go for a nature walk” bullshit, because they’re not understanding in the same way other mentally ill people who try to give the same advice do.

recovery is gruelling and difficult, but it’s not impossible.

Five ways to explore topics you want to write about

Once you decide to write about something, it is natural to feel overwhelmed by the volume of ideas which flood your mind. Of course, the reverse could also be the case. I think it is important to realize that writing provides an opportunity to explore rare pools of knowledge and to learn something new.

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types of marvel fans i have seen on my dash during my time as a marvel fan
  • type 1: really love loki to a disturbing degree. probably joined around the time the first avengers movie came out. are rare nowadays but you occasionally still see one and cringe a lil bit but u do u fam
  • type 2: think the winter soldier is one of the greatest films ever made. would literally take a bullet for bucky barnes
  • type 2a: people who enjoy steve rogers (just kidding, this is everyone)
  • type 3: people who are in love with our lord and savior peggy carter
  • type 3a: people who are in love with our other lord and savior sharon carter
  • type 4: the guardians of the galaxy-ers. i'm pretty sure they're high like at least 40% of the time when they're not making fantastic edits
  • type 5: the Tony Stans™
  • type 6: the deadpool fans. interestingly probably the most respectful of the bunch
  • type 7: the comic book fans. always good for a good movie/comic comparison thanks guys
  • type 7a: the fraction!hawkeye fans. would die for kate bishop and think clint barton is A Mess™ (he is)
  • type 8: the Netflix Fan™. the only people capable of being adults here
  • type 9: never in my five years on this site have a seen an exclusively thor blog. but they must be out there. they must
  • type 10: people who have seen uncle ben die like three times too many. stop making origin stories for spiderman
  • type 11: people who needed the black panther movie yesterday (just kidding, this is also everyone)
  • type 12: people who would let natasha romonov kick them in the face
  • type 13: people who do not enjoy brucenat (just kidding, also everyone)

jake peralta doing IT for/because of amy santiago

When you begin to feel negative feelings bubbling up to the surface, be mindful of them, for they will not change anything but your own thoughts and wellbeing. Ask yourself; are they worth the extra energy? Do you even deserve to feel such negative emotions? No, you don’t. So try not to let them drag you backwards.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
  • fanfic writer: *writing* Oh wow, they are going to love this. This is by far my best work!
  • fic: *witty lines* *perfect love making* *fluffy enough to kill us all* *a dash of angst, a smidgen of hurt/comfort*
  • fanfic writer: Oh man. This is it. This will be my legacy! *sweats into fic* *bleeds into fic* *cries into fic* *spends days perfecting the grammar and verbage and sex scenes* *has 15 betas look over it*
  • fanfic writer: Okay. It is finally time to release my baby on the world. Here you go fandom. You're welcome.
  • fandom: Ha, cute. *like* *kudos*
  • fanfic writer: :/
  • * * *
  • same fanfic writer: *writing* Whatever. This is shit, I don't even care right now. A singing squirrel? Sure, let's do it. Haha, cheesy lines that make no sense, sure. Grammatical errors out the wazoo? Why not. No one's going to read this piece of crap anyway, I literally wrote it on a scrap of 1 ply toilet paper with a broken yellow crayon.
  • fanfic writer: LOL *post*
  • fanfic writer: *sigh*

So I just saw [this post] on my dash and wanted to add on but the post was already super long so. Here are some things I’ve learned from about a decade of martial arts (both practicing, competing, and teaching) that might be useful for writers:

  • If your character practices martial arts at a school, know that every school will teach that particular style a little differently. 
  • If your character doesn’t have flexibility/doesn’t stretch. they. will. hurt. themself. trying. to. kick. Even if it’s just waist-high. People who aren’t used to fighting will pull something.
  • People who have been training for a long time will have stronger hands/feet. 
  • Grappling is dirty work. You’re on the ground, you’re grabbing what you can, it’s not as hot as you might think it is.  
  • Holds/grappling/etc. are ingrained reactions. If someone grabs your wrist, reacting immediately is something that is a trained reaction. Same with throwing someone over your shoulder. The steps are practiced again and again and again until they’re gut reactions. 
  • Building off that: even if you’ve trained with a million of these drills, real life is always a little different. You have to be ready to improvise.
  • For the love of all that is holy, karate is not a universal name for martial arts. There are usually modern/sport and traditional versions of martial arts. In my experience, bits and pieces from others will mix together. (for example, I learned a lot of aikido and judo learning self-defense in taekwondo)
  • The effectiveness of the way your character fights can depend a lot on where and how they learned how to fight.
  • This may not be important for writing fight scenes in general, but just as a side note: martial arts have philosophies. If your character is trained in a particular MA, make sure to do research on that philosophy. It might be important to your characterization. 
  • Getting hit hurts. Unless you’ve been fighting for a while and are used to getting hit, you’re gonna be shocked. 
  • The most strategic person is going to lose at least 80% of their thought-process when fighting. The RDJ Sherlock Holmes fight scenes? Where he thinks everything out? Nah man. A lot of fighting is muscle memory & practiced combos.