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“Sometimes, a woman really challenges you and it makes you want to run away. Because it’s terrifying. And the worst part is… I did meet an incredible woman here and I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. But I ruined it. And I’ve regretted it every day since. I just wish I’d tuned everything else out and followed my heart.“

Young Love - James Delaney

Request: you and james delaney are forbidden to be together as your family is very well liked in the community but that doesn’t stop you two from starting a relationship :) thank youuu

Could you please write a fic about James Delaney whispering “I have a use for you” as he takes the reader to bed? - @wildchildair 

Young Love - James Delaney

The Delaney’s were mad. That was what everyone in the community said about them. The mother had tried to kill her son and had been locked up in Bedlam. The son was a wild thing, even before he joined the army. James would act out in certain ways just to see how people would react. His moods could be vicious like his mother and you had witnessed them a few times as a young woman.  

Once in particular, at a party that your parents were holding.  

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Jaal Ama Darav (accent)

So it was pretty clear right off the bat that the angara have at least 3 notable accents, and that Jaal’s really stands out from the rest.

When Ryder asks an angara about it they say it’s because the species lived sepparated from each other on different planets for so long.

So I started to wonder if I could figure out what planet Jaal was from based on his accent, which to me sounds much more distincive than any of the others (is it like some kind of african maybe? I’ve heard people from africa talk and the accent is beautiful). Anyway I figured he was from havarl based on it.

Turns out yes. He is from Havarl. The Aya… was she a governor? Anyway the Aya leader says so much and I think also says that the resistance leader is from Voeld.

But I was kinda proud of myself for getting it right before characters in the game confirmed it for me.

Seriously, though. His voice is fucking devastating. I could listen to it all day.

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3 Ways to Speak English.

Jamila Lyiscott is a “tri-tongued orator;” in her powerful spoken-word essay “Broken English,” she celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate.”

“America is a young dumb country and it needs all kinds of help. America is a dumb puppy with big teeth that bite and hurt. And we take care of America. We hold America to our bosom; we feed America, we make love to America. There wouldn’t be an America if it wasn’t for black people. So you have some dedicated black Americans who will die a million deaths to save America. And this is home for us. We don’t know really about Africa. We talk it in a romantic sense, but America is it. And so, America is always going to be okay as long as black people don’t totally lose their mind, cause we’ll pick up the pieces and turn it into a new dance.” - Abiodun Oyewole

At the post, I met some young servicemen who said: -‘That’s difficult! They go to bed here at ten o'clock; but warm yourself a bit.’ They threw some wood into the stove; I started to talk about Africa and Asia.  This interested them so much that they woke up those who were sleeping to listen to me.  I found myself singing Arabic and Greek songs…


Around two o'clock, one of the soldiers said to me: 'You haven’t minded camping out…if you like, find a place on a camp bed.’  They made me a bolster with a munition sack…I slept extremely well until daybreak; and, thanking these good soldiers…I headed for the hills of Mareil to admire the magnificence of the rising sun.

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Gérard de Nerval, “Promenades et Souvenirs”

ahhhh I’m supposed to be planning my last few classes but @aflamethatneverdies is reading this and I just couldn’t restrain myself from quoting this bit where Nerval stays up too late to find a hotel in Saint-Germain that’s still open and ends up having a sleepover with a group of soldiers…

Why is tom getting hate about his speech??? Like??? Instead of using his speech to thank producers and managers and agents and other rich people he used it to draw attention to a very big issue which is swept under the rug a lot and to thank the people who make a real difference in the world. Like that’s bad??? So maybe talking about how they watched the night manager can be interpreted as being selfish but hello that’s why he was on that stage and why he was in South Sudan in the first place so??? He was just making the connection there, rather than just talking about South Sudan in his acceptance speech with no context. And I’ve seen him get a lot of hate for having a “white hero complex” like what the fuck is that??? He’s being criticised for actually doing something to help people in Africa by people who have never been to Africa.

I was born in Africa and we left Africa because we feared for our lives because there is so much violence there and no one talks about it and no one gives a damn and I am so glad that there are celebs like Charlize Theron and Angelina Jolie and Tom Hiddleston who talk about Africa for 2 minutes once a year so that for 2 minutes a year I know that someone gives a damn that 8 year old girls are being raped and 8 year old boys are being given machine guns, and entire villages are being destroyed.

Thank you Tom Hiddleston, sincerely, an African.

And fuck everyone who’s criticising him, I see straight through you, you don’t give a damn about africa or about Africans, you just want to hate on those who do.

Dating Josh Pieters Would Include...

Requested: “"Dating Josh Pieters would include…“ please? Love your blog btw!”

Dating Josh Pieters would include:

  • vacations to South Africa to meet his family and childhood friends
  • having to listen to him talk about South Africa non stop when he gets back
  • late night brainstorming sessions for video ideas because he wants to be original and values your input
  • the rest of the boys flirting with you to mess with Josh
  • Josh getting super jealous and pissed off at the boys
  • putting sunscreen on his back all day every day
  • helping him dress for the weather when he forgets how cold it is in London
  • hugs where he lifts you off your feet
  • hugs where he literally engulfs you with his giant long arms
  • hugs where he rests his head on top of your head and rubs your back
  • “Josh you don’t have to get the flour down for me, I can just stand on a stool.” “But what kind of boyfriend would I be then?”
  • piggy back rides
  • having to take care of him after he does stupid things for videos like eating chili peppers and not sleeping for 60 hours
  • him being incredibly supportive of everything you do
  • being friends with the entire buttercream squad
  • having an amazing boyfriend because let’s be real Josh is the most boyfriend material out of all of them

A/N: I know this was requested like ages ago sorry! I’m finally starting to catch up on requests though!

AFRICANS VS THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

“I believe that when you wrestle with your demons in public, they cease to haunt you in private,” says Kenyan born writer, producer and director Peres Owino well known for the documentary Bound: Africans vs. African Americans, Indeed, It would be ridiculous and ignorant to say that there exists no chasm or rift between Africans, African-Americans, Afro-Latinos, Afro-Caribbeans and Afro-Europeans. The conversation about the state of the black race within the context of the larger human family is one that is very necessary to have.

Why do Africans and people of African descent hailing from elsewhere appear to hate each other? Good question. There are several reasons why. The following will provide a good summary.

·         Misconceptions among African Diaspora that Africans are tree climbing, starving naked monkeys that can be saved by donating one dollar a month.

·         Misconceptions among African Diaspora that Africans did not contribute to the overall struggle for the race and that they somehow ‘suffered less’.

·         Belief that Africans cruelly sold the African Diaspora as slaves.

·         Belief that Africans are arrogant and disrespectful to African Diaspora.

·         Belief that Africans just love licking the white man’s foot.

·         Misconceptions among Africans that African Diaspora are uncultured and not purely African

·         Belief among Africans that African Diaspora are lazy and useless to the economies of the countries they reside in.

·         Belief among Africans that African Diaspora are unconcerned about Africa’s future and therefore irrelevant to the African story.

Now onto my favorite part of this article where we debunk all this crazy and childish (If I may say) myths that so effortlessly make a fool out of the hope of total Pan-African unity. Firstly, it is ludicrous for anyone let alone people of African descent to be in the 21st century and still believe that Africans are primitive nude apes dying of Aids and Ebola. Anybody that still holds on to that belief should do some research and stop leisurely displaying their ignorance and gobbling down what the media shows them and taking it as gospel truth. I even once read a comment on snap chat from an American shocked beyond measure by the site of thousands of snaps from Nairobi (the Kenyan capital) while he thought there were only three phones in the whole country. Another posted that he couldn’t believe the people “whose drinking water he was paying for” had smart phones. The reason all this is laughable is because Nairobi is just one city in a country that has several and there are 54 independent states in Africa and years of information, cultural exchange and knowledge about the state of Africa. Talk about ignorance by choice.

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