sorry for the long post

americanbeautiies asked:

ok ok but imagine the pines's going back to GF in a few years time when theyre like 16 and know more abt themselves aka when they both realise they're Definitely Not Heterosexual (gay dipper+ pan mabel im thinking) and like, mabel runs into pacifica and she's much more tame and nice (and hot) and dipper runs into some nerdy boy and they both go to each other with their crushy woes like "dude wtf do i do" and then cute gay summer romances happen (hope u dont mind me headcanoning ur ask box oops)

no don’t apologize, i don’t mind! 

personally i don’t need pacifica to be tamed or that much nicer like maybe just a bit more grown and self-aware, basically the direction she was heading towards anyway, my sweet awful princess. i like the idea of mabel skillfully combating her snooty sarcasm with her optimism and rubbing it off on pacifica who’s kinda horrified 

also i like to imagine pacifica crushing real hard on mabel too except mabel is completely oblivious bc pacifica is the type to keep things under the surface so when they meet it’s like 

also dipper discovering he’s actually p gay (although i prefer to think that in a more general sense since strictly speaking i think dipper’s bi due to previous Infatuation with a certain redhead) 

except he doesn’t discover it because he’s not so good at these things so everyone from mabel to soos’s grandma is telling him he’s gay all thru summer and he’s just 

meanwhile mabs and pac are flirting in the only way i knew how to flirt as a teenager which was jokey and outrageous 

a summer of Love and also cheesy pick-up lines 

and charts explaining to dipper why he Likes a boy. i’m all in. bonus: 

just some thoughts...

Normally when I used to watch episode 109 of Naruto, I always had a box of tissues beside me because at the age of 13, watching Sasuke leaving a helpless and sobbing Sakura in the village was too much to bear. 

Now many years later, after SasuSaku have become canon, I decided to rewatch this episode and instead of crying, I’m simply amazed by the fact that this entire episode was a stepping-stone for SasuSaku, in order to bring everything to a full circle several years later.

Here we have Sasuke sadly accepting that in order to fulfill his goal, he can’t afford to have bonds with Team 7, his new family. I just love how much significance this portrait has, whether it be Sasuke looking at it, or Sakura crying over it, because it eventually transformed to an even better portrait.

Here Sasuke is clearly telling Sakura that for both his sake and her’s, she should not be concerned about what he does. The next time he uses similar words, they mean something completely different as this time Sasuke is saying it out of selfless concern for Sakura rather than out of selfish revenge.

I find this incredibly funny now because Sasuke ends up eating his own words a few years later, as similarly to everyone else, he is happily married with a family of his own.

Sakura’s confession here is heartbreaking as we know that it’s a cry on deaf ears. Sasuke listens to every word but he is too stuck on revenge to turn back. Sakura bravely professes her love for him, in hopes that it could change something and with it, also makes him consider a future with her, a future where he could find happiness. 

In chapter 693, she again professes her love for him and that despite everything that has happened between them, she can still forgive him and love him if he himself is willing to give up on following the path of hatred and revenge. Sasuke again listens quietly and this time his foot even “shakes” because of how strongly her words affect him. After already being down the path of revenge once which got him nowhere, he knows that Sakura is right and is very close to giving in.

The “you’re annoying” phrase, which is one of the most popular phrases in this fandom, makes its second appearance. The first time Sasuke used it, was when he first met Sakura and when Sakura reminds him of that encounter, he claims to have forgotten. The first time around, Sasuke was clearly annoyed (and had every right to be) but this time around, he smirks and uses it as an acknowledgement of their first meeting (which means that he lied about forgetting it).

In chapter 693, Sasuke uses this phrase for the third time, again as an inside phrase between them but this time he looks pained to say it. He knows that his fight with Naruto could be his last one, and that a future with Sakura might be impossible in that case. 

After knocking her out, he says the following and although it may sound harsh, it does show that he’s been contemplating Sakura’s love for him for a while and whether he harbors any feelings for her or not. 

Sakura’s words from an earlier scene in this episode come full circle when Sasuke realizes that she had always been right and he asks for her forgiveness, for following a path of revenge and the consequences of that.

I love the contrast between these two scenes. Here we have Sakura desperately asking for Sasuke to take her with him if he can’t stay, and in the next we have Sakura asking him bashfully. It portrays Sakura’s growth as a woman in love, as she trusts that Sasuke is a changed man and is letting him go until he finds himself. Also that blush makes me wonder how close they may have gotten in the blank period ;)

Finally, in one of the most beautiful scenes in all of Naruto, Sasuke genuinely and humbly thanks Sakura fore everything as a last memory between them before he leaves the village. 

In 699, this scene repeats itself and for me, this is the most beautiful scene in the entire manga. Sasuke pokes Sakura on the forehead, which is a gesture of love that was only meant to be between him and his brother, but he extends it to Sakura (and eventually to Sarada). Sakura is so shocked but later comes to understand the significance behind this gesture and calls it “better than a kiss.”

The difference between the two “thank you” scenes are that in the first one, Sasuke is thanking her for their past. In the second one, however,Sauske is thanking her for their past and their future that is to come. 

This  proves that when Kishimoto said that he had wanted Sasuke and Sakura from the very beginning, he is indeed telling the truth. All those arguments about these two ‘suddenly’ becoming a couple, are irrelevant. 

From the way I see it, everything that happened during the 3 & ½ years, happened for Sasuke and Sakura’s personal development, in order for them to be individuals content with themselves before taking on a romantic relationship. This is why it makes sense that Sasuke left the village again in 699, as it was his first time thinking about something other than revenge and his selfish desires. He harbored feelings for Sakura by then, and he wanted to make sure that he felt secure with himself before taking things further with Sakura.

Sakura’s heartbreak and her determination to bring Sasuke back pushed her to sharpen her skills as a ninja, and in the end, she not only surpassed her teacher but became the only female from her generation in Konoha, to become a Jounin. As for Sasuke, revenge on Itachi for the Uchiha massacre, followed by wanting revenge on Konoha for ruining his entire life, made him realize it was never going to end and he was never going to be satisfied. Sakura’s words of revenge and hatred bringing no one happiness, eventually reached him and two or so years after his redemption journey, they travelled together, got married, had a kid…

My OTP of 7 years have gotten their happy ending and I’m happy Kishimoto knew they were meant to be from the very beginning.

Well it looks like you guys enjoy my Steven Universe headcanons so have some more!

So I was thinking about Pearl and the theory that she’s only one of many pearls and all that jazz. And then I was also thinking about Mother of Pearl (or Nacre as it’s otherwise called) and how that could fit with Pearl and this character is what I came up with.

Her name is Nacre and she served the Diamonds many, many ages ago as a powerful general. While she respected all three Diamonds (at the time there were only three) she held White Diamond in the highest regard and had the utmost respect for her. For unknown reasons, after a time, the Diamonds decided that they need a fourth Authority and began grooming Rose Quartz for the role. Nacre was appointed her chief tutor but Rose was an arrogant, spoiled, self entitled young Gem and refused to learn anything from Nacre. They quickly settled into hating one another. Years later, when asked by White Diamond for her recommendation regarding Rose, Nacre said that she doubted that Rose would ever be worthy of the title of Diamond. However, despite Nacre’s protests, Rose was made a Diamond. 

Her confidence in White Diamond’s wisdom now shattered, Nacre began to question other aspects of the Diamonds and whether or not they were still worthy of her respect. In the end she decided that they were not and began contemplating revolt. Unfortunately she shared her ideas with the wrong Gems and word made it back to the Diamonds. They had her assassinated for her treachery but it didn’t end there. They took her now shattered gem and ground it up then took each grain of it and coated it various gem-like substances until it was a new, complete gem, namely, a Pearl. 

Now, thousands of Pearls serve Homeworld by carrying out the humblest and often the most humiliating of tasks without question or protest, further compounding the punishment of the once proud and powerful Nacre. 

Top 15 Memorable Mads Moments of 2015

1) First glimpse of Hannibal Season 3:

(you can totally hear the music can’t you? I still get chills.) gif by @deceivethequeen

2) Mads in The Call- the most highly anticipated furniture commercial of all time and a very welcome dose of Mads during the long He-Ate-Us:

gif by @mikkelbabe

3)  “come and get it” - the biker hanni promos:

4) Mads goes to Japan & China- long live the kawaii potato and uncle wheat:

gifs by @thesilenceofthefannibals

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5) @plaid-suits-and-paisley-ties spots a collared Hannibal in a season 3 promo and tumblr loses it shit:

6) Mads & Hugh together in Berlin- #SAVE HANNIBAL!!!

thank you again for this amazing pic James!

7) Hannibal in the shower and Aaron Abrams questioning his heterosexuality:

gifs by @mikkelsenmads

8) Mads turns up in a Rihanna video and tumblr loses it shit again:

gif by @mikkelbabe

9) Mads thanks the fannibals:

10) the long awaited and anticipated mask:

gif by @thesilenceofthefannibals

11) Mads & NWR together again at Festival Lumiere- listening to Mads’ master class was such a treat:

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12) Mads being adorable and charming at the Red Dragon Con:

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13) Nigel & Darko together at the GQ Awards:

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14) Mads turns 50 in style while rocking his favorite Hannibal suit:

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15) MADS TAKES CARE OF HIS FANNIBALS!!!

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anonymous asked:

Do you think Honey is ok for vegans to eat and buy?

Oh boy gonna get some shit for this but I fucking love bees so here it goooeeesss~ this is also going to turn into a little bit of a rant and I am running on very little sleep so please be patient if I repeat information or get fiesty

Buying LOCAL honey is essential to keeping bees happy and healthy. [and to keep your produce healthy and yummy too! and lower cost]

Beekeepers give Bee’s a place to live that is safe from predators, diseases, and parasites, and in turn, we harvest some of their honey [read: some. not all like some vegans like to claim]. They are able to pollinate a huge amount of “vegan” product because of this. They do not struggle through harsh winter as they would in the wild, so there are more bees in the spring time! They are ready to go. 

A lot of local beekeepers are very good with their beechildren. They only take a little bit of honey, and there are new devices that help us gather honey without even disturbing the bees. It’s super cool! I’d link the post but I have no idea where it went off to in the sea of my dashboard and likes.

The local bees then help keep local produce prices lower, since there is more produce to go around. Keeping your wallet happy!

NOT supporting local beekeepers is just a horrible idea. They wouldn’t be able to take care of their bees anymore, then the bees would have no one to help keep them safe and happy and healthy and they could die during the harsh winter. Less bees = less produce = higher price of said produce or no produce at all.

A lot of “vegan” produce isn’t really even vegan? Natural animal habitats are cleared and destroyed to make room for fields to grow produce. Animals are displaced from their habitats and are forced to compete even more with other animals for food. A lot of animals are also killed during harvesting every year. It’s hardly “vegan” at all. Just because it’s not from a slaughterhouse doesn’t make the product you consume any more “cruelty free”.

If you really want to be a good vegan, buy local honey. Honey gives beekeepers money to take care of their families and their beechildren. Their beechildren pollinate and allow us to grow delicious veggies and fruits. We just harvest a little bit of their honey in exchange. Beekeepers are very careful not to kill any of their beechildren in the process because when a bee is angry, hurt, or killed, they send out pheromones that alert the other bees and trigger their “INTRUDER. MUST. DESTROY. FOR THE COLONY.” alarms and then other bees try to sting the beekeeper and die because bee’s don’t live long after they sting. Beekeepers are very careful. Bee’s don’t mind it either! Bee’s are just the coolest and sweetest animals and we need to do all we can to keep them safe. Bee’s die. We die.

Don’t buy the shit in walmart and stuff though. That stuff isn’t local and is really shitty. Go to a farmers market for the best stuff! I usually buy Colorado or Utah based honey products. [seriously if you want some local honey here, send me money and I will buy and send it to you]

Buy local, raw, unpasteurized honey. Make sure it says RAW HONEY on the back. Honey is SO good for you, and where it is harvested from can have different flavors! Like honey made from lavender has a nice lavender taste and can sometimes be fucking purple. Wildflower, orange tree, and clover honey is honestly my favorite. A local beekeeper here actually mixes in cinnamon with some of the honey he bottles and it makes it fucking amazing on some toast or in tea. Just make sure not to give honey to infant children. It has bacteria and stuff in it that can make tinyhumans very sick. Honey also lasts for fucking ever?? It’s literally the perfect food. Sure it crystallizes when it gets too cold, but just take off the top and put the container in some hot water and it’ll go back to normal.

HONEY CAN ALSO HELP WITH SUPPRESSING COUGHS OF YOUNG CHILDREN TOO?? WITHOUT MEDICATION?? Works for adults too! I know that when I’ve got a cold or a sore throat [or a friend does], I heat up some water, pour some of that delicious golden liquid in and drink it up. Warmth helps soothe the throat and honey will make it feel better and taste fucking amazing. I don’t use much water when doing this though. I only fill my mug up about half way and then add a huge spoonful of honey.

Also honeycomb? Best. Shit. Ever. I break off a piece and put that shit in my tea and I am in fucking heaven. The wax is also super fun to chew on. Sometimes I just break off some honeycomb and eat it just like that. And whipped raw honey? oh man just take me now.

ALSO IN THE SUMMER, MAKE A HAPPY PLACE FOR BEE’S TO DRINK AND REFUEL. BEE’S FLY A LONG WAY AND SOMETIMES THEY GET EXHAUSTED. MAKING THINGS LIKE THIS WILL HELP THEM OUT A LOT.

Take a shallow dish and fill it with river rocks [not polished and shiny, the bees can’t grip these very well and will fall]. Fill the dish, but make sure not to cover the rocks completely, just fill in the “space” between the rocks. This allows bees to drink without the possibility of drowning and allows them to stay healthy and keep pollinating! Refill it a few times a day.

Planting bee-friendly plants can also help them, but be very careful that the plants you use are not coated in pesticides, this could kill the bees. Be sure not to use pesticides on your plants. Bees are more important than keeping your garden looking pretty.

this has been a long post about bees brought to you by Gears because she is very tired of vegans being angry about bees when they do nothing but help you. Also she got very little sleep last night and has no fucks left to give to people who will not support the precious children that are bees.

BUT WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT MITCH GRASSI FOR A MOMENT

Mitch Grassi, the single most talented and humble individual on this earth.
Mitch Grassi, the ultimate queen, goddess, and angel.
The inspiration for so many people who need somewhere to turn when there’s no where left to go.
The incredible example of body positivity and self-love, and overcoming the lack thereof.
“The kid with the high voice” who survived high school and grew up to show his bullies that nothing, NO ONE can break him.
The boy who embraces his unique qualities, and refuses to blend in with the crowd.
The shining beacon of hope for so many people, young and old, who are LGBT+.
The endearing soul with the absolutely magnetic personality, drawing everyone around him toward his excitement for life and confidence in who he is.
The bouncing puppy dog who just wants to share his abounding love and energy for performing with each and every audience member.
The walking paradox, breaking every stereotype known to the human race.
The empowered role-model who shows the world that you don’t have to put up with bad people in your life, you can stick up for yourself and improve your life on your own.
A star in a world of far too many clouds.
The boy who shows everyone that you don’t need someone else to complete you, you can be completely whole all by your fantastic self.
The individual who will not let anyone tell him who he should be, nor let society label him.
The sassy queen of everything from shade to fashion to social media.
The goofball, bringing laughter to people who may have given up on happiness.
The man who does what makes him happy, despite what anyone may say.
The inspiration, the role model, the one who means SO much to SO many.
We need to take a moment to appreciate him, because there will never EVER be another person like him.
Mitch Grassi: The one and only.

Redbubble Quality Warning

I’ve been using Redbubble for several years now for most of my non-paper products (basically everything except my charms and prints), but I was shocked when I received my latest order from them.

I wanted to test two of my newest designs on the tote bags so I added them to my order. When they arrived, they were absolutely nothing like the bags I had ordered before. The quality is appalling compared to the original bags, I mean we’re talking going from art canvas to free grocery store totes - AND THE PRICE IS THE SAME.

Of course I contacted their customer service reps first thing, these were the photos I sent them comparing one of my older bags with their new (again, same price) with added comments:

(sorry about my handwriting…)

Basically, as you can see the new bag is transparent even with the inner lining in place. The lining itself does not fit the bag, at least an inch short of the bottom, and it’s gossamer thin

My roommate mewmewmeansiloveyou and I have both used one of the previous bags as day to day, heavy use bags for over a year now and they’ve held up amazingly well. I can only laugh thinking about tossing my regular supplies into a bag like this, it wouldn’t last a DAY.

Their customer service had this to say along with a cut and paste quality assurance response, “-we’re please with the quality.”

TL;DR

I’m pissed, this is awful. Please do not waste your money on these awful bags, I will be looking for someone else to go through for these in the future. If you have already bought one and the quality was anything like mine, I am so SO sorry D: