strong so strong i feel it

anonymous asked:

I'm really sad. I can't figure out the point of being alive. I really don't know what to do. You don't have to respond to this. Just felt like typing it out loud.

I’m sorry that you’re going through that, friend, and that you’re feeling so sad. I know there isn’t a lot I can say that will change the way you’re feeling, but I just want you to know that you are important, and even if you can’t see the point, it’s enough that you are alive. Even if all you can do right now is stay alive, you’re so strong just for that. You’re strong just for reaching out to someone at all. 

I apologize if I’m wrong, but it sounds like maybe you’re dealing with depression, and I’ve been there, and I remember just how hopeless and empty and screwed up it feels. But I promise, no matter how much your brain tries to convince you otherwise, you can get better, you can feel better and recover. When you’re depressed, your brain is a jerk, and it lies to you, but there are so many people who have managed to get treatment and come out the other side. 

It’s different for everyone, but please try to reach out for support, because there is help out there, and you can be okay. 

If you’re in the US, you can reach the Crisis Text Line by texting 741741, and here’s a post with links and info for resources internationally. I hope that helps, at least a little. 

You matter, and you’re important. <3

anonymous asked:

Hii, I have a question about Marc. Why did he change his number to 27? Just because it's Dan's number? Is it like a romantic gesture or something

It was definitely a romantic gesture, and a GRAND one, but he would have stuck with 9, Rocket Richard’s number, had it not been uh…retired due to that damn Rocket Richard guy. So his number in Montreal was just kind of a placeholder (looked at the available numbers when he got there, shrugged and picked the one he liked most) that he didn’t have strong feelings abput, unlike Dan. He definitely has strong feelings about Dan.

(Meanwhile I am biting my nails hoping that on the IRL Habs the number 27 is not going to become available this summer)

Like it’s really amazing how Juno left Nureyev and is all woe is me, I don’t deserve him, I don’t deserve happiness, I’m dirt and he’ll fly off and have fun adventures and never once think of me

And it’s one thing I love about his story is how they show how much he fucking hurts the people he loves with his self loathing-

Like he’s so self centered in his self hatred that he’s probably never considered how deeply hurt Nureyev must be- even though he knows that he’s closer to Nureyev than anyone else, and that Nureyev just went through weeks of torture right alongside him…

It reminds me of the line in Mabel about how, when you’re strong, people use it as an excuse to treat you roughly. Peter is so capable and strong and optimistic and outwardly carefree,

and I feel like Juno thinks that abandoning their life together is solely self-harm, something he denied himself, and never ONCE thinks of how much he hurt Peter.

Anyway I’ll say it again I can’t wait for more of them, and how they manage to overcome the fact that they’re so incompatible in a lot of ways

sugaswegs-oreo7  asked:

I hope you're okay girl. Im praying for you and the people you lost and worry for and i just hope everything will be okay. Its so scary thinking about how real things can get sometimes. But stay strong, and most of all, we love you and we wont ever move from by your side.💕

I really appreciate you so much. You’re so caring and I am so happy that we have support. I’ll try stay strong, so I hope you do too!

It feels crazy whenever I think about it, for something like this to happen in our community, country even.

This world is going crazy, so much hatred and attacks going around right now, all we can do is pray and keep fighting for a happier more peaceful future ❤️








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*Final Update*

I did it. I have her new skin. I can die happy. 

Robin was a good man, a loving husband, and a great father. He may not have been harry and gemma’s biological dad, but he was way more than that. He was so supportive throughout the years he has spent with the styles/twist family. It was obvious how much he made their family happy, always considering them his very own. Life will always be unfair, to take away the people who mean so much, but at the same time it’s a reminder of the goodness and the love he has given their family. I hope through this hard time people respect their family and give them all the time they need; they are all strong, but at the moment, broken. Though gone too early, may you always rest in peace, Robin.

Why Wonder Woman was so Important to Me

I had the opportunity to see Wonder Woman recently, and I was left awestruck.  Wonder Woman is such a timeless character, and I feel this story and the way the film was made really captured the heart of the original character.  With DC’s track record, it had a high chance of being lazy and bad.  But it wasn’t.  It was original. Refreshing. I cried a lot, and here’s why.

1. Women Are Strong 

I’m not one to loudly complain about the misrepresentation of women in media (though we often are).  We’ve had some really awesome and strong female characters over the past couple years.  But somehow, Wonder Woman took this in a completely new direction.  Watching the Amazons fight the invaders on the beach nearly brought me to tears.  It was so special for me to see women take on roles we rarely see them in.  They were the fighters, the protectors, the providers.  There are many women out in the world right now who are fighting their own battles, much like the Amazons.  They’re providing for their families or serving their countries through the military.  It was a pleasant reminder that while men and women have differences, they are equally strong and skilled.

(Also yay for a female director!)

2. Actions Speak Louder

Many times, Wonder Woman is questioned.  She’s scoffed at for being a women (which would have been very common during that time).  She’s underestimated.  But what’s so amazing here is that she never has to prove herself to the men.  It would’ve been so easy for the movie to fall into that common trope.  She never argues with a man and she focuses her attention on others instead of herself.  She wants to kill Ares and stop the war. And in the end, her actions speak louder then her words ever could.  What I took from this is to rise to action.  Stop talking and start doing.  Ignore what others say, because you know what you can do.  Hold your head high and rise above.

3. Mutual Respect Brings the Most Success

As I said before, it would have been easy for the film to fall into certain tropes.  A trope we often see nowadays is a woman proving that she (or all women) are better then men.  That’s never a point of conflict in this film.  Her love interest, Steve, fights as her equal.  He isn’t clumsy or weak to make Wonder Woman look stronger.  He believes in her and helps her to the best of his ability. When they become interested in each other romantically, they both hold their own.  They love each other but are not dependent on one another.  We see the rest of the men in their gang react the same way later on.  They all eventually come to love and respect Diana.  It’s a great reminder that feminism is about collaboration and equality, not one gender being better then the other.  We each have something to bring to the table and our differences are what makes us stronger. 

4. It’s Okay to not be Okay

There’s a really interesting character in Wonder Woman’s gang named Charlie.  He’s supposed to be the world’s top shooter, but time and time again he fails.  He seen some things that have damaged him pretty heavily.  What’s really interesting about this character is that we never see this issue resolved.  He doesn’t have his big “hero moment” where he is suddenly able to shoot and save the day.  This is so much like real life.  We’ve all been hurt, and it’s ok to be damaged.  You have nothing to prove, but your great efforts will help everything to turn out right in the end.  At one point, Charlie even says to Diana “You don’t need me, you’re better of without me.” To this she replies “No, Charlie, if you’re not here, who will sing?” This implies that Charlie is still a valued member of the group, despite his shortcomings.  His friends are able to recognize his other strengths when he cannot.  

5. There is Much Darkness in the World, But Love Will Save the Day

Not much to say here, as Diana said it all in her own monologue:

“I used to want to save the world, to end war and bring peace to mankind. But then I glimpsed the darkness that lives within their light. I learnt that inside every one of them there will always be both. The choice each must make for themselves - something no hero will ever defeat. And now I know… that only love can truly save the world. So now I stay, I fight, and I give - for the world I know can be. This is my mission now, for ever.”

Often times love is portrayed as a great weakness. But it isn’t.  To love is to truly see beauty in the world.  To love is to be brave and strong.  Love is the greatest power of all.  

Additional Notes:

We must learn to forgive.  Diana had the opportunity to kill the chemist responsible for Steve’s death.  And she chose not too, instead focusing on the larger problem at hand and in turn leaving the past in the past.

There were not gratuitous or sexualized shots of the women in the film.  The framing was based around the action.  The women were all beautiful, but the film relied on it’s story and the strength of it’s lead rather then her beauty. 

There will always be hardship. There isn’t always one bad guy to fight.  We all will have to continue to fight our demons and endure through our trials.  But it’s the light and the love, those precious moments, that we fight for.

Thanks Wonder Woman.  You inspired me, and I’m so grateful.  I don’t think I’ve seen a superhero movie with more heart.  There will be many days ahead where I think “What would Wonder Woman do?” 

*I may edit and add on to more of this at a later time, but I wanted to get my initial thoughts out!

I’m sure someone has already said this more eloquently than me but can we just talk about how diana bucks the Strong Female Character stereotype? too many people seem to think that Strong Female Characters = tough as nails, smartass, feisty, would never dream of crying, rejects all things feminine, not like other girls. diana IS tough but she’s also warm and kind and compassionate. she gets excited over a baby, she’s upset by the treatment of the horses, she doesn’t reject her feelings for steve, she’s visibly unsettled by the sight of wounded soldiers and crying children… and none of this is demeaned or treated as weakness or girlish naivety. I just thought that was so important and refreshing and beautiful 


i wrote an essay on my labyrinth feels and make a graphic to go with it

the way Sarah says “you have no power over me” at the end of labyrinth is SO IMPORTANT. she says it not as a decree that breaks his power over her, but like it’s a realization; it’s coming to a conclusion that he is already aware of. Because, really, what has Jareth been doing this whole movie but trying to prevent her from realizing this? He intimidates her, mocks her, threatens her, distracts her, and ultimately begs her: “just fear me, love me, do as I say…” all (except the last) empty attempts to convince her of his power, and her own inferiority. And when he does beg, his desperation becomes obvious enough for her to figure out his game, that he has no power over her and never did, game over, Sarah 1 Jareth 0.

And you can totally see this “f UCK DAMN SHE WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO FIGURE THAT OUT“ on jareth’s face just before he disappears; people make jareth out to be this Cool Sauve Villain but the thing is that he’s trying to come off that way.  he is actually kind of ridiculous; he’s running around desperately trying to impress this 15-year-old-girl who’s beating him at his own game and he is failing. and that’s great. labyrinth is great. labyrinth is a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl defeating the man who’s trying to bully her into submission by seeing right through his constructed facade of power, and calling him out on it.

 I like labyrinth because it has wonderful, bizzare special effects and horrible musical numbers and quirky characters and is a Cool Vintage Fantasy Movie. I love labyrinth because when i first saw this movie it sucked me in by being weird and endearing and then it said to my 15-year-old-identifying-with-sarah-self “YOUR WILL IS STRONG AND YOUR KINGDOM IS GREAT; NEVER LET ANYONE MAKE YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE NOT POWERFUL.”

Okay but hear me out…

Jaal joining the crew of the Tempest and realizing that he thinks he likes Ryder more than a friend; that he’s starting to fall for her. He talks to her more, he starts making her a new gift that he’s put infinitely more thought into than the last one, and he starts corresponding with his True Mother more often.

She asks about this Sara Pathfinder, where she came from, what her family is like… and that’s when he realizes he doesn’t know what her family is like, does he? He’s never met her father or her mother, or knows if she has any brothers or sisters or cousins… Ryder doesn’t talk about them, and he never thought to ask.

After a mission, it left Jaal feeling particularly alone, missing his family… Ryder came to him to talk, the topic was brought up in conversation. She told him her mother and father are dead and her brother is in a medically induced coma, that she’s basically an orphan. It makes his heart hurt, he was surrounded by people, by family, always no matter what… to be so completely alone and frightened and overwhelmed in a new galaxy 600 years away from your home… he can’t imagine it. He immediately emails his True Mother.

He tells her Ryder opened up to him, told him about her family, and how it made him feel sad. He deeply cared for Ryder, he wanted to help her… He had to help his darling one. “So bring her here! Introduce us, we will be her family.” Sahuna tells him. The idea entices Jaal, especially considering the recent events with Aksuul…

He suggests it to her, and they take the shuttle to meet his family. He introduces Ryder to everyone, despite his embarrassment from the praises of his True Mother. Ryder is smiling with stars in her eyes, loving every minute. She missed the family atmosphere so desperately, she loved being surrounded by it again. He was so glad he helped her, made even gladder by the confession that she felt the same way about him that he did about her.

… a first, for him.

I feel like one of the most ironically sexist things that happened to women heroes for so long was that they had universal storytelling taken away from them. So, male superheroes could have Lois Lane. They can have love, they can have vulnerability, they can have complexity. But women superheroes or strong women characters had to be, ‘I don’t need anyone, I’m the toughest person in the world.’ That’s not fair to anybody. No human being is an island like that.
—  Patty Jenkins in Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of The Film

i just wanna say how much i love louis tomlinson… i love his strength, i love that even though hes been put in the shittest position ever i love that he still knows who he is. he doesnt let this shit stop him… it would take so much strength not to climb into a hole and just accept his fate thats been put on him my a bunch of people who want to see his demise… but he keeps going. he keeps pushing. hes still himself as much as he can be.. hes still out there releasing music and writing and doing what he loves… he tells his fans that he loves us, you can hear in his voice how much he cares… he stands up for us when he can. i like to think he has all the support in the world in his private life and in our little corner of the fandom which would help him keep grounded and not let these horrible things get to him. it takes a strong confident person with a bunch of support to continue on with achieving their dreams when they keep having to jump every hurdle and dodge every bullet thats purposefully put in their way. and this is what hes doing. hes one in a million.

Iain is like my best friend. He comes over a lot. And he really loves hanging out with Sylvia (5), they’re like best friends. Which is kind of cool actually. He like saves her artwork and all that. They’re like really buddies. I hang out with him the most socially.
—  Brett Dalton on his favorite Agents of SHIELD cast member, Toronto ComiCon 2017