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How we actually met (1/1)

Summary: Two ladies develops love online. They both travel around the world separately as their jobs. They only knows each others first names. Now they describe how they meet in person.

AN: Non Power Rangers AU. Modern AU.

So this is based off of a short film called Modern/Love starring Naomi Scott. You can choose to either read the story first or watch the video first. If you choose to read first, it will be spoilers for the video and vice versa so yeah… You choose.
It’s a great 10 minute short film and I highly recommend it.

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They met online accidentally.

Trini was suppose to message a partner from work when she mistyped the username and started chatting with Kxmberly, a woman named Kimberly who had an icon picture of an aesthetic pink background and a silhouette of a women (Trini presumed it was Kimberly).

Meanwhile, Trini had the username TriniBee with the icon of a selfie, one hand covering half of her face.

It’s been 6 months since the two have been chatting online, they were confident with each other that the person on the other side of the screen was not a troll or some creep on the internet. At the same time, they also made a mutual agreement to no pictures and no last names until they meet personally just to make it more intimate between the two of them.

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Seeing red: Membership triples for the Democratic Socialists of America
The nation's largest socialist organization has seen a surge in membership since the election of Donald Trump.
By Matt Pearce

Holding red and white signs, they protested outside Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s election party on Tuesday, demanding the city take a tougher stand against deportation.

The next day, they rallied in support of the International Women’s Day strike, demanding social and economic equality for women.

These weren’t liberals. They were card-carrying members of the Democratic Socialists of America, one of the fastest growing groups on the American left.

The surge of activism sweeping the U.S. since Donald Trump’s election has energized the nation’s largest socialist organization, which has tripled in size over the last year to claim more than 19,000 dues-paying members. That’s a record for the DSA, which was founded in 1982.

“People really felt that they had to do something to combat the incoming Trump administration,” said David Duhalde, the deputy director of the Democratic Socialists of America’s national leadership, which helps coordinate chapters spread across 40 states. “We’re not only somebody you can resist Trump with, we’re somebody you can build a better world with.”

There’s no doubt that the grassroots group forms only a small part of America’s swelling ranks of activists. The American Civil Liberties Union amassed hundreds of thousands of new members after Trump’s victory. The fast-growing and liberal-centric “Indivisible” movement claims 4,500 associated groups compared with the 121 chapters of the Democratic Socialists of America. As far as political parties go, California alone boasts 8.7 million registered Democrats.

But unabashed socialism hasn’t had this big of a voice in American politics in decades, and many leftists say they feel energized. New members of the Democratic Socialists of America say they want build a grassroots movement engaged at the local level — and either pull the Democratic Party leftward or shove it out of the way.

That’s why, on election night, as Garcetti won one of the most commanding mayoral victories in Los Angeles history, dozens of socialists protested outside his election party. A few of the group’s provocateurs infiltrated the well-dressed crowd of Democrats inside, where they shouted against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: “I.C.E. out of L.A.!”

“If you’re gonna do it, have some fun,” said Josh Androsky, a 30-year-old stand-up comedian who co-chairs the Los Angeles chapter’s “agit-prop” committee and who joined after Trump’s election. “A large portion of our members were radicalized by the election and the Democrats failing over and over again.”

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// D E B U T A L B U M //

I like it when you’re awake, for you are so mediocre yet so aware of it

// T R A C K L I S T //

1. The PlasticConsumerDream

2. Hate Me

3. meh. 

4. A Stubborn Heart

5. She’s British

6. I Believe You

7. Please Be Dressed

8. Gotmyhead

9. The Dance of Me and My Stomach

10. Nobody Else

11. Loving No One

12.  I like it when you’re awake, for you are so mediocre yet so aware of it

13. The Silence

14. This Must Be My Reality

15. Los Angeles 

16. Papa

17. She Stands Up

// P R E - O R D E R //

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Meloni Says He's Open to Coming Back to 'Law & Order: SVU'

Could we see Stabler and Benson together again?

ET’s Lauren Zima caught up with Chris Meloni at the NRDC Stand Up for the Planet Benefit in Los Angeles on Tuesday, where he answered the question every fan wants to know: would he ever return to Law & Order: SVU?

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“I have always said I would be open to it,” said Meloni, who left the series after season 12. “[The] circumstances have to be right, that is all.”

“We will see [if I return for the series finale],” he added. “It has never been brought up to me, so that is the kind of question that’s kind of out of my hands.”

In the meantime, the 56-year-old actor enjoys seeing fans’ reactions to reunion pics with former co-star Mariska Hargitay.

“You know, we don’t live under a rock. We do it one time and suddenly, you know, she called and she is like, 'Do you believe what just happened?’ and I’m like, 'Yeah, that is crazy,’” he recalled. “Now we do it just to see the reaction, [to] ring the bell.”

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“It is lovely [to still see the fan support],” he confessed. “I always kind of felt it and knew it. I knew how important it was to people, how much it meant to people. 12 years with your partner in crime it is a long time.”

Friends at Xmas.

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Meloni has spent more than 20 years with his wife, Sherman Williams – and is still wooing her with heroic acts.

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Pete Davidson Thanks Girlfriend Cazzie David For Helping Him Stay Sober: ‘I’m Very Lucky’

Things are really going well for Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson. The young comedian is in a strong, supportive relationship with girlfriend Cazzie David, and he recently opened up publicly about being “happy and sober for the first time in 8 years,” in a heartfelt message on Instagram.

Davidson’s newfound contentment was evident on Tuesday when he and David attended the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Stand Up For The Planet Benefit gala in Los Angeles.

The couple stopped to talk with ET’s Lauren Zima, and the 23-year-old comic couldn’t have been sweeter about his ladylove.

“She’s the most beautiful girl in the world, look how lucky I am. She’s so smart, look how smart she is,” Davidson marveled. “She is a very, very wonderful lady.”

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His 23-year-old girlfriend, who is the daughter of Seinfeld co-creator and frequent SNL guest star Larry David, said that her famous father “100 percent” approves of their relationship.

“He really loves that I’m dating a comedian,” David shared. “He loves it because he feels like the only people he can talk to are people who also make jokes. It worked out very well.”

As far as the riveting conversations the two comedic minds engage in, Davidson joked that he and the sitcom superstar talk “mainly about dinners and what we’re gonna eat and how excited we are to eat and golf.”

Davidson also opened up his girlfriend’s role in his sobriety, explaining, “I’m very lucky. She’s very, very supportive.”

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As for his decision to open up so publicly about his past struggle with substance abuse and his efforts to stay healthy and sober, Davidson said he wanted to “put pressure” on himself.

“I felt like, if I just kept it to myself nobody would know, but if everybody knows, then you kinda have to keep yourself in check so you don’t let anybody down,” he explained. “So I thought that was a good idea to do.”

While on the road to sobriety, the SNL star – who joined the cast in September 2014 at the age of 20 – stepped back from the sketch series to focus on his health for a few weeks, but came back strong in the middle of the politically-charged season.

Davidson praised the show for being very successful in terms of eliciting a reaction from President Donald Trump, who has been the focus of some brutally hilarious mockery in recent months, mostly at the hands of Alec Baldwin, who’s been impersonating the 70-year-old politician since the season kicked off in October.

“We’re making fun of [Trump] a lot, and he gets really mad, and that’s what we want. We want him to be mad,” Davidson said. “I think Alec’s done a really great job.”

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The happy couple stepped out together at the benefit – supporting David’s mother, who serves as a trustee on the NRDC – admitting that the night out was a rare occurrence for them.

“We don’t go out [much], so it is a little bit fun for us to leave the house,” David said.

“Yeah we don’t leave the house, I’m scared of everything,” Davidson joked.

For more on the SNL star’s candid message about his battle to get clean and find happiness, check out the video below.

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