superficialness

BTS Reaction - Getting called fat/ugly

i absolutely love this request bc i myself am pretty chubby (US10/UK14) and i HATE beauty standards and hate it when people say we cant get guys like srsly how superficial bc every body size/type is beautiful

You two are sitting in a cafe when a boisterous, obviously excited fan runs up to your bias; her sharpie already uncapped and a napkin in her other hand. “Oppa! Sign this please!” Your bias looks at you wearily but you nod immediately. This is what his job requires, he performs, he make the fans feel happy and he loves it. If he’s happy, you’re happy. “Oppa, why are you dating he/r? Don’t you think s/he’s too chubby? You would look good next to someone pretty and small…”

Jin
Seokjin is very level-headed so he would quickly sign the napkin and calmly tell the fan to apologize before politely asking her to leave. He would feel awful because it really hurts for someone to be insulted straight up to their face especially from a completely random person. He would reach across the table and gently take your hand in his, if he notices you don’t want to finish your slice of cake he would take your fork and feed you while giving your little kisses.
“Don’t listen to her Jagi, you’re beautiful the way you are. I fell in love with you because of your heart.

Suga
Yoongi would immediately tell the fan to apologize and refuse to give the fan an autograph. "When you realise what you’ve said come back to me and maybe I’ll give you an autograph.”
He would legit be so angry but when he notices your sad expression he would take you out of the café. As you walk down the street hand-in-hand, he would stop you and place a soft kiss on your lips. “Never think lowly of yourself, you’re gorgeous, okay?”

J-hope
Hoseok would not be happy. His face would immediately drop and he’d reluctantly sign an autograph. “That wasn’t very nice, you support me right? So you’ll have to support my princess as well, hmm?” He’d be calm just like Jin but he would definitely take it to heart because hobi is very sensitive. Hoseok would never want you to feel bad about yourself because he wants you to be happy. “Ignore them Jagi, you are the most beautiful person in the world.”

Rapmonster
“Apologize” Namjoon would sternly tell the fan before signing an autograph and telling the fan to quickly leave. He would be pissed like really pissed and he sigh and tell you not to think anything of it. If you still look upset later on he’d take you in his arms. “Jagi, you are perfect just the way you are, you are my muse, you are goddess.”

Jimin
Jimin would react quite emotionally to this since he talks about a weight-loss since pre-debut. He would get you two to leave the café immediately ignoring the fan. “Don’t listen to them, when people see you are strong, they will do nothing but try to break you down. You are amazing, you’re my everything.”

V
Although he seems childish, Taehyung would handle this pretty well. After signing the autograph, he would hold your hand and tell the fan “This is my jagi, you see how beautiful s/he is? and there isn’t anything I would want to change about her.”

Jungkook
I feel like he would be quiet in this situation, Jungkook wouldn’t want to cause a scene. He would shake his head at the fan and gesture for you two to leave. He’d start swinging your hands while telling you everything he loves about you as you walk down the street.

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Castell Coch (The Red Castle)
situated on a hillside above the village of Tongwynlais, north of Cardiff, Wales.

www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Castell Coch is a 19th-century Gothic Revival castle built on the remains of a 13th-century fortification. It is a Grade I listed building. Designed by William Burges, it has a superficially medieval appearance, working portcullis and drawbridge. Its sumptuous Victorian interiors rival those of nearby Cardiff Castle

O que você ver diante do espelho é o reflexo da sua aparência física. É somente corpo algo superficial. É talvez seja difícil acreditar nisso em um mundo aonde somos julgados pela nossa exterioridade.
—  Tayná
Libra

Libra Astrology September 23 - October 22

Libra Strength Keywords:
- Diplomatic
- Graceful
- Peaceful
- Idealistic
- Hospitable

Libra Weakness Keywords:
- Superficial
- Vain
- Indecisive
- Unreliable

Libra and Independence: 

Libras like to be around other people, they are all about partnerships and groups. They are happiest when other people are around and when other people are doing their work. They are lazy but like posh surrounding and nice decor. These two extremes could strike a balance and the Libra living on his own could either have a very messy place or a very intricately decorated place. They can be independent, they have the intelligence and the full capability within but would a Libra rather co-exist/depend on others. 

Libra and Friendship: 

Libras love excitement, new situations, adventure and the unusual. They make friends with people from all walks of life and they are always up to something new and exciting with enthusiasm. Libras are great at getting along with people, everyone likes a Libra. They are all about partnerships and groups, they are the glue that hold a group together because they are the ones responsible for keeping harmony and peace. Libras have mastered the art of relationships, not just romantic but business, personal, and family relationships just to name a few. No one is able to see another person’s point of view better then a Libra. 

Libra and Business: 

Libras dislike hard work, they are lazy when it comes to getting their hands dirty and doing the work themselves. Fortunately, their intuitive instincts are good at telling them where money can come from. They can think up great business ideas that are original and bound for success, they can initiate the idea but they need someone else to do the work. Libras make good business partners but not good business people on their own. Libras have potential of being a good leader with their diplomatic ways, but but they are just too lazy to do the hard work required and climb a corporate ladder. A good way for Libra to become wealthy is through artistic endeavors. They can be painters, interior decorators, actors or writing screenplays or composing. These are great ideas because it incorporates Libra’s hobby with a moneymaking venture. 

Libra and Temperament: 

Libras have excellent instincts and intuition, most of the time they do not trust them enough. Libras are likely to be underachievers due to the easygoing attitude. This does not mean that they are necessarily lazy, they just make do with whatever comes their way. They do not want anything badly enough to fight for it. The only time that a Libra will usually stand up is if a situation is unfair, the only time a Libra will definitely stand up is if they feel something involving them is unfair. They need their respect and their fairness, after all, Libra has done so much for other people, it deserves at least fairness, right? When this issue comes into play, Libra becomes courageous. 

Libra Deep Inside: 

They are also likely to hide or bend their own true feelings in order to bring peace with a group and to make others like them. Sometime this results in them not really knowing what their true feelings are because they are trying to make everyone happy. Other people can see this and Libras have earned themselves a reputation for being indecisive, they simply do not want to hurt anyone’s feelings or cause disorder or friction in a situation. This spills over inside the person and many times, Libras have difficulty making decisions. Inside, the Libra is very insecure, they suffer from a lack of self confidence, they are always searching for something to complete them. This is another reason why they are social butterflies, it is an unconscious attempt to find the missing peace through other people. By trying to appease other people all the time, Libras don’t really know who they are inside. Libras desperately need love and approval, they will do the favors that people ask and and have a hard time saying ‘no’ or 'I’m too busy’ in order to prove how nice they are, this gradually builds up resentment and negative self esteem issues inside. Libra’s indecisiveness is caused by fear, their fear that a wrong decision will make everything come crashing down around them and cause turmoil in their lives. Life is not like that and the Libra that acknowledges the fact that life has ups and downs will be less emotionally wound up, not so hard on themselves and as a result, they will be a much happier person.   

Libra in a Nutshell: 

Libras are the diplomat of the zodiac. They are able to put themselves in other’s shoes and see things through another person’s point of view. They are the ones that always want to make things right and have balance and harmony in their life, their surroundings and the lives of the people close to them. They have captivating charm, elegant taste and they are easy to like due to their eager-to-please, easygoing nature. In return for a Libra’s amazing ability to be a good listener, sooth and calm people, they expect admiration.  Libras will gather a group of people, everyone will become friends then the Libra will be in the center of the group. They like the attention and the admiration for the people that they have brought together.  Libras are very intelligent, they often hide this inside their easygoing exterior. They express their intelligence through creativity, most are involved in some sort of artistic or creative pursuit. Many people overlook just how intelligent a Libra actually is. When others see a Libras wide range of interests and hobbies, their intelligence and creativity is more then obvious.   Libras love variety and different situations. They welcome change.   Libras love luxury. They will spend lots of money and surround themselves with beautiful things and they seem to be constantly fussing over their appearance. They love anything upscale and classy.  Libras work hard to please others, this they do an others find them incredibly captivating.

What it’s Like to Date a Libra Woman: 

Libra woman is enchanting and charming, she is the master of the art of seduction. The environment is important for Libra, make sure the first date is somewhere classy and elegant with posh surroundings, such as lunch at an elegant bistro then a walk along the tree lined pathways of a ravine in the summertime with the flowers blooming. Libra will feel at peace and love it. Give her compliments and tell her how much she is appreciated. She may reply bashfully but with each compliments, the radiant glow inside her will shine brighter and brighter. Once the initial seduction is over with and the relationship has become more stable, she will stop her sweet seductive ways, not because she has completely lost interest, but it is because she is lazy in love. She may need a few days away without you, this is like pressing the reset button on the relationship. Be romantic with her and she won’t lose interest. Be dramatically romantic, sweet love notes tucked in her pocket, flowers, these things bring great joy to the Libra woman and they make her feel special, which is essentially important to the Libra woman. 

What it’s Like to Date a Libra Man: 

The Libra man is very popular with women because he is charming, harmonious and can relate to women on their level - a characteristic of Libra is the ability so see the world through the eyes of others. Libra men do this to seduce the girl and it always works. He always seems to be on the search for the perfect women, unfortunately, that does not exist. The closest thing a perfect woman could do is appreciate and  be in awe of his stardom. Look up to him, admire him, he is a sucker for flattery. Do not nag or pick on his inability to make a decision, it will simply put pressure on him. You make the decision if he cannot, he will happily go along with you and deep inside will be happy that you took control. 

How to Attract Libra: 

Libras are easy to attract, they probably have attracted you first with their easygoing nature. First and foremost, admire and flatter them. Treat them like a prince or princess. Libras love to talk, they can talk about anything but are especially interested in themselves. Want to leave a lasting impression on a Libra? Ask questions about them and talk about their interests, hobbies, anything regarding them. Even though Libras are diplomatic, they enjoy seeing things from other points of view. Engage in a light debate about an issue exploring both sides and the conversation will flow. Dress nice, keep the atmosphere posh and upscale and clean your house before they come over for the first time. First impressions are lasting for Libras. Have fun, be yourself, you are almost guaranteed a good time with the easygoing, interesting Libra.

Libra Erogenous Zone: 

The lower back is the most sensitive region on a Libra. Caressing it softly or even slow dancing will heighten the sensual experience for any Libra. Libra are usually very fond of a light pinch or smack on the buttocks. 

Sex With Libra: 

Sex is enchanting, sensual experience, like a sex scene out of a movie. Lots of gentle rubbing, stroking, caressing. Libras make very imaginative and creative lovers. They are good at what they do and they are willing to try something new. Always keep it classy however, Libras are not one for bathroom stall sex. Set the mood with lots of teasing foreplay and create ambiance with candles and scented massage oils.

deadbison asked:

What's the difference between basal reptiles and lepidosaur lizards? They look pretty much the same to my untrained eye

Well, here’s a few selected synapomorphies of Lepidosauria from Gauthier et al. (1988):

  • Forked tongues.
  • The cloacas are horizontal.
  • The tongue is used to secure small prey.
  • The central dorsal row of scales is different in appearance (spikes, for example) from the other scales.
  • Specialized tail anatomy that allows them to be broken off.
  • Symmetrical metacarpals.

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There are a bunch more (35 in total), but these are the ones that would probably be visible based on a cursory superficial examination.

DEVOCIONALES DIARIOS 07 DE FEBRERO DE 2015.

Río congelado.

Un viajero muy cansado llegó a la orilla de un río y se percató que No había un puente por el cual se pudiera cruzar.

Era invierno y la superficie del río se hallaba congelada. Obscurecía y deseaba llegar pronto al pueblo que se encontraba a poca distancia del río, mientras hubiera suficiente luz para distinguir el camino.

Llegó a preguntarse si el hielo sería lo suficientemente fuerte para soportar su peso. Como viajaba solo y no había nadie más en los alrededores, una fractura y caída en el río congelado significaría la muerte; pero pasar la noche en ese hostil paraje representaba también el peligro de morir por hipotermia.
Por fin, después de muchos titubeos y miedos, se arrodilló y comenzó, muy cauteloso, a arrastrase por encima del hielo. Pensaba que, al distribuir el peso de su cuerpo sobre una mayor superficie, sería menos probable que el hielo se quebrara bajo su peso. Después de haber recorrido la mitad del trayecto en esta forma lenta y dolorosa, de pronto escuchó el sonido de una canción detrás de sí.

De la noche salió un carruaje tirado por cuatro caballos, lleno de carbón y conducido por un hombre que cantaba con alegría mientras iba en su despreocupado camino.

Allí se encontraba nuestro temeroso viajero, arrastrándose con manos y pies, mientras, a su lado, como un viento invernal, pasaba el alegre y confiado conductor con su carruaje, caballos y pesada carga por el mismo río.

Esta historia nos ilustra cómo muchas personas pasan por las dificultades que les presenta la vida:

Unos se quedan en la orilla de la indecisión, incapaces de decidir qué camino tomar. Otros prefieren permanecer allí, tratando de reunir suficiente valor para llegar al otro lado del problema en que se encuentran. Algunas personas se arrastran en la vida por temor a que las dificultades se les vuelvan adversas (se les rompa el hielo). Su fe no es lo bastante fuerte para sostenerlos de pie en medio de la adversidad. Existen los que van silbando por el camino. Saben en quién tienen puesta su confianza y su fe es inquebrantable.

Mi querido amigo, cuando se te presenten por la vida, ríos de adversidades, no debes temer, ni arrastrarte por la vida. Dios nos ha prometido ayuda y con ésta, podemos enfrentar la dificultad y llegar con seguridad al otro lado.

“Fiel es Dios que nunca nos va a dejar ser tentados más allá que nuestras propias fuerzas. Sino que junto con la prueba, nos dará la fortaleza para poder resistir.” (1 Corintios 10:13)

I’m tired as hell of people accusing me of being “anti-woman” for supporting Bernie Sanders, especially after this bullshit from Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem. Last I checked, a huge part of being a feminist was to not make incredibly sexist and rude remarks about other women. Why do you think young women would want to vote for Hillary after the brutal fauxmenist speeches y’all gave about us??? Why do you think more women aren’t involved in politics? We don’t want to fuck with people who accuse young women of being superficially involved in politics. We don’t want to fuck with white fems who tell us we’re bad people if gender isn’t the most important thing to us when voting. 

TLDR; I’m tired of old white ladies who tell me I’m too dumb to understand gender politics while simultaneously getting angry and witchhunt-y when I push back on their fauxmenist bullshit aimed at young women.

anonymous asked:

I'm afraid of not succeeding in life. life is so monotone and people are fake and I'm gonna end up alone because I just don't like to surround myself with that kind of people. I've lost jobs because people think I'm shy and unable to socialize but the thing is that people bore me. I want to have a family and kids but girls nowadays are so superficial and like to pretend they are not like other girls that's also why I'm single because at the end of the day all girls are the same.

i’m sorry that you’re feeling this, but i think many people have been there and shared your thoughts so you’re not alone. it could help to think that every single person out there is their own self and different inside even if it looks that everyone is doing the same thing. getting to know a lot of people, who are not the same age as you, who have different ambitions and view the world differently might help too.

as a girl myself and having only girls as my friends, i’m sad about the way you see the way we are. there are girls who are philosophers, how think deeply, who don’t care about about superficial things but what’s on the inside. no one is the same in the end, people can be very similar, but not the same. 

socialjusticejournal.org
The Worrying State of the Anti-Prison Movement | Social Justice
by Ruth Wilson Gilmore

“After declining for three consecutive years, the US prison and jail population increased in 2013. The widely declared victory over mass incarceration was premature at best. Below I raise four areas of particular concern about the state of the anti-prison movement.

(1) A tendency to cozy up to the right wing, as though a superficial overlap in viewpoint meant a unified structural analysis for action.

(2) A tendency to aim substantial rhetorical and organizational resources at the tiny role of private prison firms in the prison-industrial complex, while minimizing the fact that 92 percent of the vast money-sloshing public system is central to how capitalism’s racial inequality works.

(3) A tendency to pretend that systematic criminalization will rust and crumble if some of those caught in its iron grip are extricated under the aegis of relative innocence.

(4) A tendency to virulently oppose critique from the Left, as though the work of thinking hard about how and what we do interferes with the work of reform.”

anonymous asked:

It's okay to be Aro you know :/

///SSSIIIIIIGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH//

I mean, it’s okay for other people to be aro, but I hate being aro/grey.
Like so much, lmao

I hate confusing attention for affection.
I hate not getting stomach flutters.
I hate not having the desire the date and me having to fake it.
I hate having to pretend I’m not aro/grey.
Because I want people to flirt with me, I want to flirt with people.
I want people to adore me, I want to adore people.
I want people to want to be with me, and I want to feel that too.
It pisses me off, because I have the ability to date and fall in love.
I did it before. I was in love twice.
Why was every other relationship superficial, fake and empty.

I didn’t want that. I don’t want this. I know I am, and I hate it.
I’ve come to terms I’m greyromantic. But it doesn’t mean I like it anon.

Sorry.

Naciste para estar guapa no tienes que preguntarte nada
dudo que te interese el cambio climático, el hambre,
la escasez de alimentos o el Triángulo de las Bermudas
no creo que desayunes poesía o por la noche
te des una cucharadita de luna para inspirarte
tú naciste para estar guapa y no te has esforzado
en otra cosa que reafirmarlo
una de tus prioridades es manejar el coche
para ir al gimnasio y correr en una caminadora
para ponerte más buena y conseguir
a alguien que pueda comprar tu cuerpo
con dinero y no con temas de conversación
o un amor que se aventure de poeta
cenarás con las mejores vistas a la ciudad
te tomarás selfies en bikini paseando
por las playas del Caribe
tendrás likes y más likes
mientras esperas alguien que pague
todos los hábitos a los que te ha llevado
la superficialidad de tus actos
pero a nadie le importa
vivirás sin preguntar mucho y tal vez
eso sea bueno porque serás feliz
no naciste para ser una leyenda
naciste para estar guapa
—  Aclaraciones y perversiones, Quetzal Noah
10

Sentimentalist Matthew Dols

The society we live in focuses on superficial beauty, and as a photographer I am a participant in this as much as anyone else. But I wanted to make photographs that transcend the societal focus on physical beauty and engage with the nature of who a person is at their essence. What they represent and who they are. Not just what they look like.

My impressions of people in my life are an amalgamation of every experience that I have shared with them. No person is perfect, and no memories are all one sided. These images represent the overall idea of a person. The good and the bad, an entire lifetime of knowing someone in a fraction of a second.

This imagery takes the myriad of experiences and expectations and blends all of them together. A single image is created by layering hundreds of images of a single person in order to create a ‘sense’ of that person, and how I see them. Some of the images end up being representational, while others become more ethereal, which is illustrative of the variety of people in my life.

Images and text via Matthew Dols

10

“‘Why isn’t [Harge’s] family cordial?’
‘They never cared for me. They’ve been complaining ever since Harge met me at some deb party. They’re very good at criticizing. I sometimes wonder just who would pass with them.’
‘What do they criticize you for?’
‘For having a furniture shop, for instance. But that didn’t last a year. Then for not playing bridge, or not liking to. They pick out the funny things, the most superficial things.’
‘They sound horrid.’
‘They’re not horrid. One’s just supposed to conform.’
Patricia Highsmith, The Price of Salt