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anonymous asked:

Do state capitals get offended when someone confuses them for another city? I know you said state capitalship doesn't mean that much, but does Albany get a tiny bit bitter when someone says the capital of NYS is New York City?

Cities get offended v. easily they are basically cats. ‘THis is mine. And THIS is mine. And if you don’t give me your food/affection I’m going to knock a vase off the table’ so if you get their name wrong they’re going to be annoyed. But humans get annoyed if you get their name wrong too so.

And when it comes to their titles– while there’s not a blanket reaction politically speaking it can be pretty charged situation. Cities need to grow, they need to have people come in and add to the economy they need to have their children stay. If a State-Capital is pretty sure of themselves & their reputation they’re more relaxed about it, if not… Think if you were a celebrity who needed their name to carry weight: and everyone kept thinking your roles belonged to someone else: pretty worrying right? That shit damages your career. So it’s a *concern* definitely and a bit of a pissing contest and while it doesn’t add much to their life/powers/survival-of-fire stuff it can add to their quality of life.

For a City like Albany in particular it’s a bit more extreme. Being so close to something like New York you’re constantly afraid of getting absorbed and his title being ignored/passed over to New York automatically is an aspect of that. No one knowing he’s the state capital is actually kind of a threat? That’s part of his identity being handed over to something that is absolutely trying to get as much land & people as possible. This is a situation a lot of little Cities who are right next to big/powerful/famous Capitals have to deal with. New York eats people tbh.

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
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i cannot stop thinking about this glorious tweet about keith’s dad seeing keith’s hot galra mom for the first time

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It’s Kevin time *gets hit in the face with a chair*