teenage frustrations

anonymous asked:

I guess the long answer, cause I'm pretty curious

alright. let me take you back, anon. let me take you back to a time that was nearly precisely 5 years ago - back to March 2nd, 2012. on this date, the movie The Lorax came out. it was an adaptation of the classic dr. suess story, albeit with heavy creative liberties taken and an arguably much less poignant environmental message.

but that’s not what you need to know.

what you need to know is, the main character of the original book, the Once-ler, was given a face in this movie - the face of a young, skinny, baby-faced man with the voice of Ed Helms.

for reasons still unknown to me, the internet at the time developed an incredibly deep and immediate fixation on him - most likely due to his nonthreatening, attractive appearance and voice. a fandom began to develop around the movie, but most specifically, around this character. the most prevalent place of operation this fandom took to was tumblr, in the wake of the rapidly receding superwholock fandom.

as with most fandoms comprised of sexually frustrated teenage girls, there was a heavy emphasis on shipping. however, this movie’s main cast aside from the once-ler were either vaguely off-putting, too young, or had absolutely no interaction with the object of their desires - the once-ler. their solution to this was the most surreal and bizarre fandom uroboros that many innocent souls have ever witnessed.

they started shipping him with himself.

later in the movie, the once-ler adopts this appearance while singing the only significant musical number from this movie, How Bad Can I Be? and undergoes a pretty striking character shift as he’s blinded by his own greed. hence, the fandom began to view this green suit-wearing once-ler as a completely separate entity than the previous, innocent, vest-wearing once-ler. they subsequently dubbed this double as The Greed-ler.

past that, things began to spiral quickly and violently out of control.

how many different ways are there to cook an egg? you can ponder on this for a very, very long time - but eventually, you’ll just get bored of the taste of eggs. how many different ways are there to ship someone with themselves? if you ask the once-ler fandom, they wouldn’t be able to tell you. because they tried literally every way imaginable.

there were high school AUs. there were wolf AUs. there were countless different ways to ship this character with his own self, in every single way you could possibly stretch it, to the point of absolute unrecognizability from the source material.

and even that became tiring.

they began to ship individual body parts with each other. they began to ship articles of clothing. there were RP blogs for each and every single AU and scenario, and then some. there was an RP blog dedicated to playing AS the once-ler’s semen.

here is a list on the once-ler fandom fucking wiki of but a fraction of the number of once-ler ask/rp blogs there were. it’s endless.

for a time, the blue hellsite was the green hellsite. the green man was inescapable. after a time, it eventually faded and died down over the course of these 5 long years - active once-ler blogs are now considered cryptids. rightfully so.

the idea of shipping junkrat skins with each other is a disturbing echo of the hellish period that was once-ler fandom. best we nip it in the bud now before we enter a new era.

then again, we’ll never reach heights like this again, right? we could never even come close to doing this all over again…

how bad can we possibly be?

musicals ft. summaries

Phantom of The Opera: gross goth guy lives beneath sewer and writes an opera

Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812: seriously who the fuck writes an electropop opera about a 1200 page russian novel

Hamilton: seriously who the fuck writes a hip hop musical about alexander fucking hamilton

Zombie Prom: you know, taking your dead ex-boyfriend to prom may have seemed like a good idea in theory but im not sure anymore

In The Heights: somehow humorous and depressing all at the same time, also gay

Lizzie the Musical: okay im not kidding this time who the fuck writes a musical about lizzie fucking borden

Heathers the Musical: dating creepy guys in trench coats is probably a bad idea

Carrie the Musical: if you make fun of someone for getting their period, you’re in for a big surprise buddy

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: who the actual fuck comes up with the idea to write a musical about the seventh president of the usa

Wicked: green gay meets pink gay and it’s pretty gay

Ghost Quartet: who the fuck comes up with this shit though

Les Misérables: emotional pain feat. gay revolutionaries

Spring Awakening: not explaining puberty to sexually frustrated teenagers is probably a bad idea

Waitress: deep shit blueberry pie and overly lovable characters

21 Chump Street: drugs are not the way to a woman’s heart, apparently

Sweeney Todd: okay no seriously who the everliving fuck comes up with this shit

Love Never Dies: i don’t have any funny joke for this lnd just sucks

CATS: i mean i guess writing a musical about cats may have seemed like a good idea in theory

Starlight Express: what the fuck alw

Chill

Everyone always gets so defensive about Jack’s relationship with Kent, and everyone needs to chill. Because you know what? They were teenagers when the draft happened and they had their fall out. And, you know who’s not emotionally nor psychologically mature? Teenage boys, especially teenage boys that are in a highly competitive atmosphere and who have their own emotional/mental stresses and problems. Kent may not have been justified in showing up at that Haus party, just as Jack was not justified in outing Kent to Bitty without his permission. They both have their own problems. But, these things don’t make either of them terrible people. The tragic reality is, they were both too young to be dealing with the stress of the situation they were in, and thankfully Jack survived and Kent was at least partially able to  move on from it. So, please remember that this “major fall out” and “toxic relationship” some people focus on, was between two teenage boys who were trying to do their best with the limited resources and support they had in an extremely stressful environment.

Hey there! Easter is almost upon us, and you know what that means…bunnies! 

Let’s take a moment to discuss some bunny related facts that will hopefully help deter you from purchasing a rabbit for this holiday. 

1.) Domesticated rabbits live from 8-15 years. The Average rabbit lives around 10-12. 

2.) The baby bunnies you see in pet stores are usually around 2 months old, so they will be super cute and fluffy and affectionate! Which is exactly what pet stores WANT you to think you will be getting. BUT, this is a trap! Baby Bunny will hit puberty between 5-7 months of age, and will become a cranky, territorial, sexually frustrated TEENAGER.

3.) Teenage bunnies, particularly males, will spray urine on EVERYTHING, including you, your floor, your walls, your bed, and other bunnies. I don’t mean just a little tinkle, I mean literally the wall near your bunny’s housing will be literally coated in a crust of urine. It’s nasty, sticky, and it SMELLS.

4.) Unless you spay/neuter (which usually costs around 150-300 dollars) your bunny will continue to urinate on everything. females will rip their fur out and build nests and are much more likely to develop uterine cancer if they are not spayed.

5.) Rabbits love to rip carpet, chew on furniture, chew on baseboards, pee and poop on the floor(even if they are litter box trained, they will still scatter droppings as a way of saying “this is mine!”)

6.) Baby Bunny will triple or even quadruple in size. The average bunny is around 5 pounds, but some get even heavier than that. Dwarf breeds will average around 1.5 to 3 pounds.

7.) Rabbits are VERY social and get VERY sad and angry and depressed when kept alone in a tiny cage. Bunny should have a LARGE enclosure (NOT A PET STORE CAGE) and should have at least one friend. How would you like to live alone in a closet for your entire life? you would not!

8.) Rabbits require a daily diet of pellet (with NO added cereals, nuts, or candies) unlimited hay (all day every day, yep, it’s expensive) and a daily salad (green leafy vegetables EVERY SINGLE DAY)

9.) Think you can just leave bunny locked in a cage all day when you get bored of him? WRONG! Bunny gets bored, so he spends ALL NIGHT angrily biting and shaking the bars, digging and clawing at the floor, throwing his bowl around and biting his water bottle. He will keep you up all night long and drive you insane! (this also means is house is WAY too small and he needs more toys and room to play!)

10.) Rabbits get sick, they need to see the vet! Rabbit vets are expensive and hard to find. can you afford a rabbit vet? 

11.) Are you prepared to clean his litter box and feed him every single day? Can you spare 3-4 hours to sit and supervise him while he has his REQUIRED out-of-cage time? No? Then you should not own a rabbit.


RABBITS ARE NOT FOR EASTER. 

A RABBIT IS A HIGH MAINTENANCE, 10-12 YEAR COMMITMENT, WHICH WILL REQUIRE DAILY EXERCISE, A SPECIALIZED DIET, AND REGULAR VET VISITS. ARE YOU PREPARED?

John’s boys are happiest when they’re tangled together. Sam was just a baby when they started sleeping like that, Dean’s limbs wrapped around his little brother like a blonde octopus. After the fire he couldn’t leave Sam’s side. 

It’s not like it bothered John, when they were younger. He doesn’t blame them. Poor kids had lost their mother, and he was far from the most present (and responsible, affectionate) father.  He ingrained into Dean’s mind how important it was (how important it is) to protect Sam, to keep him safe at all costs. John knows he’s at fault for that. 

But they’re eighteen and fourteen now, and Sam’s growing up. All his teenage frustration is pointed–taken out–on John. Dean isn’t completely safe from it, but he’s not a monster like John is. He’s the loving big brother, and that’s what is bothering John–Dean should be pushing Sam away when he drapes his limbs all over him, should be annoyed by the lack of personal space because he’s older now and God knows he never gets any space. Instead he pulls Sam closer and (when he thinks John isn’t looking) kisses the top of his head.  

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Jazi’s Adventures in Dog Training post, as requested by a few asks.

I’ll be honest, the biggest reason I’ve hesitated to post this is because I don’t feel like getting into an argument. I’ve had enough of those, I’ll talk about this in detail but I would like at least one of my posts to go without screaming.

Recently, I’ve taken on a reactive client- a young dog I’ve known for about a year when she came through my puppy classes at 4 months old. L*, like most of my reactive dogs, is poorly matched with her current owner. She changed hands 3 times before she came to me as a puppy, each because she is ‘too much’. She is a rottweiler/bullysomething owned by an elderly couple who’s biggest and most energetic dog was a yorkie, and they are largely unprepared for what it means to own a working breed dog. They’re more than a little afraid of her and misread moat of her signals, which compounds the problem.

L is not only reactive, she is also a bad puller. She was started in a front clip harness after panicking in a halti no matter how desensitized she was to the pressure, and while her walking skills improved, she quickly figured out how to stand on her hind legs and slip it when she was reacting to an incoming dog. Clearly, that was no longer going to work.

For two sessions, I tried Creed’s prong on her, giving her a clear and consistent consequence for poor behavior. The majority of corrections were self inflicted, and her stress lowered as she quickly caught on to the more strict 'rules’ of a walk. I taught her owner how to use a prong, making sure that he understood not to hurt her or be unfair with it, and made him practice with it several times before allowing him to buy one himself.

He practiced keeping his emotions either upbeat or neutral, he practiced walking in a sterile area and then outside the store with no other dogs present with her at low stress and giving calm focus, we talked about threshold and timing and rewarding good behavior to replace the bad and LAT/LAM, and then last week… we added a dog. Creed, to be specific.

Her owner was dubious that she was ready, but I was more worried about whether HE was ready. L started off by roaring at Creed, he moved her away, and she deliberately chose to disengage. He kept his head and she continued to choose correctly again and again. She would look at Creed and stiffen, then offer the behavior of huffing, taking a step back, and gazing intently at her owner. (Me: reward that! Right now!)

L, a dog who, 4 weeks prior, could not even glance at another dog or dog-shaped item 50 feet away from her without having an explosive reaction, was more than capable of walking about 10 feet away from Creed side by side in a perfect heel, calm and relaxed and without stressing, tail and butt wiggling happily when he glanced down at her and scratched her ears for doing SO well and trying SO hard just for him. Her owner, who came in 4 weeks ago trying to get me to take her off his hands, was laughing and smiling and playing with her, calling to me how proud he was of her and how amazing he thinks she is.

L has a long way to go before she’s done. She’ll be coming to a few of my BAT workshops where I have group walks specifically to help dogs like her, and when she’s stronger with that we will wean her off of the prong and settle with a martengale since she is a collar-slipper. She is still fairly mismatched with her owner, but this has made him feel far more capable of handling her into adulthood and has prevented her from going through a 4th upheaval prior to turning 2.

I see repeated on here frequently- don’t use corrections for reactivity, reactivity and aggression is based in fear, corrections make fear worse. I would agree that SOME reactive or aggressive dogs are acting out of fear… but some are not. L started out as a frustrated greeter puppy. When she became a teenager, her frustration in being held back on a flat collar or harness in greeting morphed into reactivity. Changing her emotions towards Creed would not help here, as the problem was that she wanted to be social and was lashing out at the barrier preventing her from reaching her target. Unfortunately, to most people, this looks like serious dog or fear aggression.

Away from public eyes, I have had conversations with various dogblrs that perscribed to positive only training end up with a dog that was reactive and not out of fear. These folks work for months and sometimes years, just like I did with Creed, getting increasingly frustrated with the lack of improvement with +R and finally trying a prong, slip, or e collar… and the dog’s stress plummets as it is taught that the behavior is unacceptable please try performing something else.

Note that I am not saying to slap a prong on all reactive dogs and call it a day. I’ve used +R BAT on the vast majority of my reactive clients because those have been fear based. But those that aren’t, sometimes a different method is necessary. It’s always better to change your methodology to match the dog, rather than try to force the dog into the neat little box you want it to exist in.

sbelleventura  asked:

Hi! 7x12 what was the big reveal? Did I missed it? Xo -S

Nope, you didn’t miss anything. But it was nice to see Aria learn how to cook mushrooms, Mona and Hanna discuss which earrings to select, Emily confront a teenager, and them getting frustrated at Jenna for just casually standing on the sidewalk so they march up to her and ask the cliche question “what the hell are you doing here?” for the twenty-ninth time this series. Just when I thought “okay I guess we got some answers from Jenna”, she makes that comment about Noel being unable to poke holes in her “story” because he’s dead which basically means we can’t trust anything she said. For the final season, this episode was fucking stupid.

anonymous asked:

au where cis people care about seeking justice for the hundreds of trans people who have been murdered out of hate instead of yelling at trans kids who vent their frustration on the internet

it will probably always be an au because its much easier to make fun of tired frustrated teenagers than to actually get off your ass and do something lol

Attack on Titan, Season 2, Second episode review

Gotta enjoy how this episode cut a poetic ending for more cliffhangers.

And by enjoy I mean annoyed.

But if I had to make a general statement, let’s say the second half of the episode was the more enjoyable, mostly for its mix between mystery-horror and action. Titans began appearing from nowhere and the nearby villages have been invaded. Witnessing the isolated cadets trying to minimize the damage by fighting those titans without any proper weapon was one of the aspects that made this arc my favorite. 

Besides, that episode was dedicated to Sasha’s glory and backstory, scenes in the manga who took a whole chapter. I’m glad the importance was emphasized. 


First scenes come with a direct focus on the Survey Corps residing in Stohess; after a brief cameo of Pixis and Hannes. 

That scene beings with an extra scene exposing Armi’ns thought. He actually used sentences from another moment in the manga where Jean was here. I think it’s a bit sad that they couldn’t use Jean alongside him because Armin didn’t have these thoughts by himself. 

I also wanted to comment how cute that scene was:

Moeburrito - Ep. 27

That’s pretty telling. I love how he’s worried about Hange in general. After a short transition, we’re finally covering the events of the 37th chapter of the manga. Nothing much to say about it, except it confirms the other properties of what skin hardening can do. 

I like Yuki Kaji as Eren a lot. Him lashing at Pastor Nick reflects his temper quite well. As a frustrated teenager who can’t settle down.

That being said it’s a bit dumb to fragment this chapter into several pieces. It breaks the tension completely and in my honest opinion, it would’ve been easier to dedicate more minutes to develop Hange’s research.

Moving on to Sasha’s situation.


The next part covers the elements of chapter 36 of the manga. We learn how Sasha grew up, as the daughter of a hunter whose territory has been reduced to welcome more refugees in, and therefore, losing food resources. Compared to her usual way of speaking, Sasha talks with an accent from the countryside. I’m not an expert on Japanese but aside from the formalities, her way of articulating words sounded a bit different. I wonder how they’re gonna render it in the English dub. Making her speak with an accent from rural Georgia? 

The deserted village - Ep. 27

Anyway, I love how the atmosphere suddenly changed as Sasha went further in the rural area. After a bit of exploration in a desert village, she stumbles across a titan devouring an old woman’s leg, and a girl trying to to watch the scene. 

That passage is absolutely terrifying. While I’m glad the animators introduced it with no BGM at all, the music part with the chorus was a bit too dramatic. 

What I absolutely loved however are Sasha’s dramatic escape with the child coupled with silliness with the horse, or how about diminishing their chances of survival. It’s still a shame they didn’t add that bit, though. 

Sasha baffled at the horse fleeing - Ch. 36

That would’ve make the scene even funnier and desperate, but I guess we can’t have everything.

Still happy they added the yumikuri moment and Ymir telling Sasha to live as she should live without putting on an act, whereas Krista tells her to not change her way of being and that she’s perfect the way she is. Very cute how the waifus bicker with each other, haha.

Ymir and Krista - Ep. 27

Besides, it’s weird how the two of them and Mikasa have the weird lipstick thing but Sasha doesn’t? I really gotta question the animator’s choices. But Ymir with short hair is dayuuuuuuuuuum! And Krista has cute eyebrows too.

The epic music (Counterattack Mankind?) fits how Sasha’s views changed by telling the child someone’s going to help her if she keeps running, which serves as a nice parallel with her father’s words to her in the episode. Sasha could’ve escaped without the kid since it’s none of her business but she didn’t. 

Yet I feel like Sasha defending herself against the titan feels like a recycled version of Mikasa’s despair at Trost. You can even see the contrast here when the sunlight begins shining on Sasha’s face.

Sasha after finding her father - Ep. 27

The bright hope that is Sasha’s neighborhood riding on horses.

Now I wish the episode could end on a bright note to fit the title: “I’m home”. Instead, we’re cutting straight to another disaster on the other side of the springles ship and that titan landing on Connie’s house. These events also take place in chapter 37, like the beginning. I really hate how they’re cutting this chapter to pander to the EMA and Levi fans, but since the following chapters aren’t dedicated to them, they have to share, no matter how stupid that sounds.


Still, Connie coming back to find his village completely destroyed and abandoned alongside the sad string instrument fits the mood and adds a nice contrast compared to Sasha’s situation. In the end, Sasha still found her father and the rest of the inhabitants, whereas Connie’s family is nowhere to be found. Really nice from the anime to give us clearer shots of Connie’s siblings:

Connie’s family - Ep. 27

The episode ends on Connie’s devastated face and the biggest mystery that also closed chapter 37.

The house titan - Ep. 27

As Gelgar noticed, it can’t move. Was it thrown, or was it…

See you next episode!

anonymous asked:

okay a suggestion: how about Reece King as Declan so actual teenagers can play the actual teenagers?? just a thought?

Hey, I’m not opposed to this idea at all. In fact, my true hope is that teenagers are played by teenagers. It’s sort of frustrating to see teenagers played by fully matured but young looking twenty somethings because it gives teens this idea that they have to look a certain way at 15. 

But I do love Reece King. And if he ended up as literally anybody in TRC I’d be thrilled to see him on the screen. 

“Because we shouldn’t have to”:  The Straightwashing of Mystique and a Call to Arms for Femslash in the XMCU

Okay, so I want to open this post by saying that I’m gonna get critical.  On the eve of the US release of X-Men: Apocalypse, I feel that this needs to be said, so I am gonna say it. 

The X-movies need to stop straightwashing Mystique.  Additionally, the fandom needs to stop letting them. 

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I forgot to post this with the whole age debacle, but I really didn’t change anything, haha. Here’s my spill about all of them.

OTPs/Love Them:

Shiro/Keith: pretty obvious there’s something between the two, and they have a history together. I really would have liked to see some kind of flashback centering around them in Season 1, but it seems like Season 2 will dive into the specifics of their relationship (…hopefully, honestly the relationship writing in this show is pretty shoddy at times). I also like all the touching between them, I’m really into ships that unabashedly touch each other. There’s a mutual trust and respect immediately that you unfortunately don’t see in the majority of popular slash ships.

Lance/Hunk: I’m always (always) a sucker for best friends into something more. Hunk and Lance also seem to understand one another in ways the other Paladins do not, and again, there seems to be a lot of trust in their relationship. Also they’re blue + yellow and that’s UCLA/beach colors, and that’s beautiful. Plus, they’re gonna start Season 2 together, and I can’t wait to see some glorious shipping fodder.

Lance/Allura: I’m in the minority, but I love Lance’s crush on Allura. It’s not super present, but the scene in Episode 10 really sold me on the ship. Lance’s giddiness over Allura’s “confession” that he was attractive made me laugh. I can definitely see the two working well together as Lance grows and matures. He’s outgoing, vibrant personality would bring back some of the energy Allura’s probably been missing for some time.

Allura/Hunk: I really like the idea of them together! Allura said that the yellow lion took “compassion” and “heart” to drive, and I feel like those are traits she really admires in a person, partly because she always has to be so calculated about their next plan of attack, not necessarily taking in the Paladins’ well-being into consideration.

Likes/BROtps:

Shiro/Lance: I really liked Lance’s hero-worship of Shiro in the first episode, but unfortunately that potential relationship dynamic was immediately dropped. I really would like to know what made Shiro Lance’s hero, and his feelings being a Paladin alongside him.

Shiro/Hunk: They have such great moments together in the first season, and Shiro played a big part with Hunk’s character development. They definitely built up their trust and respect for one another, and I hope they get more scenes together.

Shiro/Allura: pretty classy ship. Paladin Leader + Princess. I liked Episode 11’s focus on them, and the fact that Shiro was so hellbent on rescuing her the very next episode. Hopefully, more development will arise after those episodes.

Pidge/Allura: a space wlw couple would be fantastic, but if Pidge really is 14, probably best if they got together post-series, when Pidge is around 19/20 or so. I also like how there’s a few parallels between the two.

Pidge/Hunk: I think they’re cute science partners. And I love all the art of Hunk pitching Pidge on his shoulders!

Keith/Pidge: I shipped before I even saw the show. I just noticed they were Christmas colors and was like “ahh, yess. Would be great if that was a thing.” They do have a nice moment in episode 5 that made me squeal. Again though, probably best if they got together post-series.

Shiro&Pidge: Their arc together was very supportive, and I’m glad they have this sort of familial/sibling relationship. I think Pidge sees Shiro as some sort of surrogate brother, and he gives her hope that if Shiro came back, so can her father and brother.

NOTP:

Keith/Lance: it’s boring, standard “two skinny teenage boys hate/are frustrated with one another/barely tolerate each other” that’s typical of male-dominated shows. Lance and Keith are also the least developed characters from Season 1, and their scenes together hardly have substance besides providing humor for the show. I really can’t understand why it’s so popular, or why people believe it’s a source of queerbaiting. The original Keith/Lance ship was much easier to ship, primarily because they started out as friends, and although Lance questioned Keith’s leadership abilities at times, he still respected and trusted him greatly. Here, there’s hardly anything reminiscent of that, and each have healthier slash options anyway. (also…who decided to name them “klance?” like you understand the world “klan” has only ever been used in relation to, you know, the ku klux klan???)

anonymous asked:

So, regarding cold war era ontae... do you think that it was like taemin being a rebellious teenager (maybe late blooming since he was already 18) and jinki was practically raising him so he took out his frustrations on the leader? I'm rambling. What do you think? Do you know what happened?

Disclaimer:  all of this is just my opinion built on my own observations…

Short answer:  No, I don’t think it was Taemin being a rebellious teenager or taking his frustrations out on Jinki.  

Explanation:  During this time all of the members seemed to distance themselves from Jinki, there was visible tension within the group and lots of different rumors circulated about it.  I think maybe it was more noticeable between Jinki and Taemin because of their interactions leading up to this time and the tension between them seemed a bit more obvious than with the others.

I don’t know what happened, nobody but Shinee themselves do.  It could be any number of things.  (which I won’t go into because it’s all just speculation)  We can just be thankful now that whatever it was they seemed to have moved past it.  And by the time Dream Girl promotions came around their dynamic was back to normal and they seemed even closer than before.  

Drama isn’t something I really like to focus on and I really do hate to think about a time when they were struggling or having a hard time.  I tend to remember the notably happier times.  So I’m probably not the best person in the end to get information about this from…sorry…this probably didn’t help much  :/

I find it hard to believe that Sally Pride calling Mikey and Slash “bosom buddies” was a coincidence.  I think she’s one of the few Mutanimals who noticed that Slash’s admiration for Mikey was developing (or developed) into romantic feelings, and was hoping Slash would say something to him (hence why she got rid of Pete before re-introducing the two, and casually stepped out when they started talking)

I also think Mondo Gecko knew about Slash’s crush, and was also hoping they would get together.  I mean look at his face during this panel:

Dude knows what’s going on

NOLA was beautiful, that is all I must say about that place, the food, the people, was something very much valued to my own self. Traveling for work, speaking at different platforms is always the highlight of any trip I do take. Now, I have a teenager that is very frustrated with her Algebra, and I am regretting ever not paying attention to that class.