than i thought it was going to be

Date a boy who...
  • Looks at you like you put the moon, sun and the rest of the starts on the sky- 

-even when you are not there

  • Decides to be goofey with you
  • Seems to drift close to you because you make him comfortable
  • Is there to offer you help and at the same time respects your boudaries- 

-and decisions

  • Would fight tooth and nail for you when you are vulnerable
  • Will never give you his back and instead receive you with a hug
  • Trusts you abilities no matter what
  • Will open up to you on his moments of weakness because he trusts you
  • Who will be there for to have your back even on the moments you are doubting of yourself
  • Date…. Shiro

Date Takashi Shirogane

I’m trying to close all my tabs on my browser before going to bed, and I had this NPR article open on the Trump-Russia investigation. This bit was particularly interesting, I thought:

All These Lawyers Are Getting Expensive

President Trump and several administration officials have retained their own lawyers in the Russia matter, and all that advice is not cheap. So donors are covering the costs: The Republican National Committee has directed more than $427,000 to attorneys representing Trump and Donald Trump Jr., Matea Gold reported in the Washington Post.

Separately, family members of former Trump national security adviser Mike Flynn announced on Monday that they have set up a legal defense fund to help Flynn continue to pay the lawyers helping him in the Russia matter. Joe Flynn and Barbara Redgate, Flynn’s brother and sister, made a case based on Flynn’s record of service.

“Mike devoted 33 years of his life to our country serving in the United States Army, spending years away from his family while he fought this nation’s battles overseas, including the war on terror,” they wrote.

[The Russia Investigations: Bad Week For Manafort, Social Networks In The Hot Seat – NPR]

So basically, the Republicans are literally crowdfunding their legal defense for the Russia investigation, aka “begging” for money. Meanwhile, they’re out here cutting back on welfare and healthcare, which affects literally the most vulnerable people in the country, all without a single shred of irony. All while their supporters continue to lap up this shit.

I followed up with the Washington Post article referred to in this blurb, and it had this to say:

The Republican National Committee is using a pool of money stockpiled for election recounts and other legal matters to pay for President Trump’s ballooning lawyer fees related to the multiple Russia investigations, directing more than $427,000 so far to lawyers representing him and his eldest son, party officials confirmed Tuesday. […]

RNC officials concluded that it is permissible for the party to pay for the president’s legal fees, according to a person familiar with the conversations. Separately, party and administration officials are working to determine whether executive branch staff members, who must comply with gift rules, could have their legal fees defrayed by the RNC or private legal defense funds. […]

Trump’s reelection committee — which is largely financed by small donors — has also directed to money to lawyers dealing with the Russia investigations. Such payments are permitted under federal law, as long as the legal expenses resulted from campaign activity. […]

It remains unknown whether Trump, who has said he is worth billions, is personally paying any of his legal expenses. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not respond to a question about whether the president is helping defray the costs.

[RNC taps legal account to help pay for lawyers for President Trump and son Donald Jr. in Russia probes – Washington Post]

TL;DR: Trump et al.’s legal defense for the Russia investigation is literally being crowdfunded by private donors and the RNC/campaign donations. Even though these people can absolutely afford their legal fees.

But yeah, sure, people asking for money on Tumblr are the only people who are lazy and expecting handouts.

Clueless

Summary: Movie AU. Inspired by Clueless - A high society boy and a do-gooder-type girl find love.

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x reader

Word Count: 8,328 (*Cher voice* WHATEVER)

Warnings: language, fluff, mentions of aggressive behavior, a (non-armed) robbery, drinking, oh, and mean people really freaking suck

A/N: I was going to post this in parts, but the deadline is fast approaching. This is for @sgtbxckybxrnes’s “Tay’s AU Movie Writing Challenge.” Sorry if you’re disappointed, I never follow the movie plots exactly. Clueless was a lot harder to write than I thought!

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Yuzuru QA post-FS at Autumn Classic 2017 (combined)

This QA, not the performance nor the circumstances, reminded me of something Yuzuru said in his interview post-Boston World Championship in 2016 (aired 5/14 in full on Figure Skate TV). 

Q: You mentioned that what you wanted to eat after returning to Japan was sushi. What do you want to eat now?

A: Hahahaha, back then? Currently… right… probably l would be told to relax, and I guessed that probably I would be asked questions like this. Although I really understand that, well, rather than thoughts about food right now, it’s skating [that’s on my mind] (laughs). (Q: You want to skate?) I can’t help it. Perhaps because something like personality is never going to change in a lifetime (nods), and it’s not going to change even if I were to try and do so (nods)… Therefore, I want to face skating once again, while cherishing this personality [of mine] at the same time. (Emphatic nod)


It may be that core personality doesn’t change much in a lifetime, but I believe the way he works with it and the way it manifests externally can change, and he will continue to grow and adjust. People are beautiful that way. - gladi

Translated by gladi. Feel free to repost with credit. Sources listed below alongside text.


QA after the free skate (Sanspo with supplements from Hochi & Daily

Q: Was it tough regarding stamina?

A: I thought two triples right in the beginning was tough. Because no one has done that––this type of layout. It was new territory.

Q: You were muttering something after the end of your performance.

A: “Can’t be helped.” It was the first competition (of the season). I gained regret, a great reward. In terms of the scores and content of the performance in the SP, I think it was able to confer the impression of strength, that “I will win the Olympics.” I intend to chase [this] strong self, and surpass myself with layouts of even greater difficulty.

Q: There were differences in terms of physical condition and mentally?

A: Nothing in particular. I understand that, of course, the free skate after a good SP is difficult. <But, there’s also the separate aspect that it was an unfamiliar layout.> I put in too much unnecessary force.  
<…> = Hochi 

Q: With a difficult layout, you were more mentally invested compared to yesterday (SP)?

A: It’d be game over if we were to say “difficult.” Without question, it was my own insufficient ability. I must train more. There was discomfort in my (right) knee, I lowered the layout difficulty and it ended in a mess. I trained in such a way that caused this discomfort––that in itself was also my lack of tuning. This is a season where I must build up my body for the Olympics, all the while continuing to compete well. <I was also able to learn a great deal about the process towards a competition.> I think it was a good first competition.
<…> = Daily 

Q: You’ve had experiences of regret up until this point. The level of regret today…?

A: It’s a vexing, frustrating regret. Thinking, too, that if only I had jumped the (quad) Loop. It also wasn’t that the (quad) Lutz was impossible. It was irritating in that aspect as well.

Q: Comparatively, you enjoy challenging.

A: Because I’m an athlete. After all, without challenging myself, there is absolutely no way I can perform like myself.

Q: You tried to get over the performance with your will.

A: <I did in the end.> When I popped my lutz in the beginning, I thought about various things, and my concemtration went poof. The weakness in my ability to focus has always been a theme in my figure skating career. The gap between when I’m good and when I’m bad is extreme. <It’s not about, one by one, [delicately balancing] pieces of glass to build a pyramid. It’s fine even if it’s rough, I can absolutely claw my way to the top––strength like that within oneself is also necessary.>
<…> = Hochi 


Additions from Hero’s FS Special aired 9/24

“I understand that not being able to focus until the very end and thinking too much about various things were the issues for poor performance this time […] so regret to me could only be a reward. I’m going to keep this regret in my heart and leave it there, properly practice so that I can unleash it at [the next] competition.”

I don’t mean to fold every smile I touch into corners I can’t see, I guess I’ve always wanted something stronger than my lips to say we’re together, something bigger than the trees cutting down your spine. I’m happiest when I’m watching the world place stories into your eyes, when my shirt is catching the wind to race my feet on water draining in your last goodbye. You love deeper than anyone is willing to go, and maybe that’s why all the clouds have your eyes, every morning kiss wakes my coffee for more thoughts of you. days don’t end when you’re waiting for the first leaf to fall. so dance with me darling, we can borrow the steps from the moon’s grave, we can toast to the birth of pulsating stars, we can replace our heartbeats with wishes keeping your gaze afloat. We never crossed the line, we just moved it - baby, they don’t make magic like you anymore.

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“Allura, do I really have to do this?” Keith asked behind the table as he warily eyed the small droid that floated in front of him, recording his every word and move.

The Princess nodded, folding her arms over her chest in earnest, though the sympathy etched into her expression was unmistakable.  “I know you’re not used to this kind of thing, Keith, but the universe needs to know that Voltron is more than just a giant robot with faceless pilots,” she explained.  “Getting to know the Paladins should help boost morale.”

Keith sighed, casting his gaze off to the side as he thought about what he was going to say.  Just let everyone know a little about yourself, that’s all, Allura had suggested.  “I… I know, I’m sorry, I just… I’m just not comfortable talking about myself.  The only person I’ve ever…” Keith locked his jaw, feeling the heat rise into his cheeks as he continued to avoid looking at both Allura and the droid.  “Nevermind.”

Puzzled, Allura furrowed her brow, but within a few seconds, her face smoothed over in realization.  She tilted her chin up, parting her lips in a silent, knowing ahh.  “I see.  Keith, I think it would help if you pictured… that person instead.  Act like you’re talking to him instead of a camera.”

Keith’s chest tightened as the vulnerability started to creep in.  She was right, though.  It was still difficult, talking about anything involving himself, but it was always easier with him.  

With a deep breath, he closed his eyes and pictured him.  His understanding, patient eyes.  His tender smile.  His easy voice.  The way he said Keith’s name.  The warmth of his hand against his shoulder.  How Keith never felt safer than when Shiro held him close, embracing him and everything that he is.

Shiro… Thank you.

Keith gave a small nod before opening his eyes and shifting his gaze to the droid.  “Okay.  I’m ready.”

WTF. ALL RAY WANTED TO DO WAS GO ON A DATE WITH YOU, EAT ICE CREAM, HUG, AND HOLD HANDS AND HE STILL THOUGHT HE WAS DREAMING TOO BIG. IF YOU THINK I AM CRYING WHILE I WRITE THIS THEN YOU ARE COMPLETELY RIGHT. YOU STAY RIGHT THERE RAY BECAUSE ONE DAY I WILL COME BACK AND GET TO LOVE YOU WITH MY WHOLE HEART. MY LITTLE MARSHMALLOW BOY DESERVES BETTER THAN THIS.

Today it’s my birthday!! #23 🎂🎈

I’m just so so grateful to God for saving me, when I thought it was impossible to be free from the chains of this world, He really showed His mercy and made me new. I want nothing more than just to stay closer to Him. He is my source of happiness, my best friend and savior. Thank you God for your unfailing love, I don’t know where would I be without you.

23 is going to be awesome! 💛

anonymous asked:

how do you feel about the fact that tigerstar's warrior name was originally going to be hammerclaw? i cant get over the fact that it took so long for it to occur to them that cats dont know what hammers are

Honestly, I feel pretty amused. Other than that, I don’t care too much. They changed it, and I’m glad they realized they needed something different before they sent out the books, but it’s not the biggest deal. I don’t know why they thought of Hammer- as a prefix. Tiger- sounds a lot better to my mind.

I swear to god I’ll never understand… how you can stand there straight and tall. And see I’m crying….and not do anything at all. 

Pocus’s past marriage was much more complicated than a love/hate relationship. Being young and naive she desperately tried to love him, and there was even a time when she thought it would work out. This song really helped me put into words what I feel like she was going through. 

anonymous asked:

WTH did they cut out Jamie screaming Claire's name on the island and realizing she was really gone. Thought that was a mistake.

I’m guessing they’re going to use that in a later episode? Like maybe in 306 when they’re telling each other about their time apart? We didn’t see Claire doing surgery either so I’m thinking that scene will be used in a similar way?

Like you know how in the wedding Jamie’s telling Claire the story about his conditions and we just cut to seeing them actually happening rather than just watching Jamie tell the story? My guess is that they’re going to do something like that with them telling each other about parts of their time apart. (Which I’m totally here for not just to see the scenes and each other’s reactions to them, like Claire feeling for Jamie and Jamie being so proud of Claire, but also for the structural parallel to the wedding episode.)

Basically I don’t think those scenes would feature so prominently in all the promo if they weren’t actually going to be in the show.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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   idk this is a mix of fanwanking and just headcanons but what are your thoughts on ‘huan as maia’ vs ‘huan as supernatural animal’ stuff/(eagles also?). also i can’t remember if you’ve ever actually given your take on What Are Orcs/What Happens To Orcs After They Die etc etc, or if that’s something you’re interested in   

1) I have a COMPLETELY IRRATIONAL dislike of Huan-the-Maia, which is only because i have seen more than one post going “well, he must be some sort of maia, so therefore–” and/or in the same breath as “well since tom bombadil can be assumed to be a maia–” and fuccckkkkkk i…hate….closed systems just on principle in the first place, but i especially hate arda-as-a-closed-system on a totally unprincipled personal level because so much of my formative love of tolkien’s works is rooted in that feeling of there being a huge web of things that exist and function and travel their own paths and are full complete things on their own outside of the plot, and which are completely uninterested in me, the reader, and need not relate to the plot i was following.

which i guess sort of means my headcanon of huan’s identity is “ohhhh human, am i a maia or am i a supernatural animal? oh i know, fuck you, i have better things to do than tell some silly story-reader about myself lmao.” i get off on that sort of, meta-characterization, where the story element itself doesn’t care about its audience and makes the audience feel small and dumb and ignored bc lol u expect the self-evident idea of doomed giant fairy hounds to cater to the reader’s curiosity, scrub. uh. that makes me sound like i have some kind of humiliation bestiality kink. which was not ‘precisely’ my ‘intent’ but wasn’t precisely not my intent either technically speaki — i’ll stop.

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“So I’m confused: What is your position on cultural appropriation in…”

I think one of the things you’ve said before about how to answer that second question, which I really liked, is to focus on respecting other people rather than the abstraction of culture

yeah i think thats a good thing to keep in mind to avoid slipping into some kind of default cultural conservatism. 

Like a good example of the opposite of that is that one blog that was like anonymous confessions from poc and someone submitted something about how their white ex once refused to wear a South Asian dress she was invited to wear to something bc she thought it would be “appropriation” and that this really offended the person submitting the confession.. but the comments were like… full of people going “UM IM SIDING WITH THE WHITE EX SHE’S SHOWING SHE LISTENS” and like no the fuck not that is the exact opposite

anonymous asked:

My voice doesn't only make me sound like a girl, but a younger girl - I'm 13, and even before I was out as trans people heard my voice and thought i was 5 years younger than I actually was. It doesn't help that I look really young, too. Any help?

Well….you’re 13 so your voice is going to be high. 13 year old cis dudes sound like fairies, there’s no escaping youth, bud. You’ll grow out of it eventually and your voice will naturally settle into a still higher but more mature voice. Then you can try making it lower when you speak by speaking slower and watching your levels but don’t stress it right now! You’re a kid, everyone sounds high at that age, there’s nothing to worry about.

- Michael

Recovery (Jihyun Kim/MC)

Part 2 of the prompts by @gerundsandcoffee. This was supposed to be fluff, and then my brain went “but NIGHTMARE HURT/COMFORT” and then I saw a piano version of V’s theme and listened to the sad version and cried so I don’t know whether it counts as fluff anymore. (Spoiler alert: It probably doesn’t.)

*lies down* I just… why do I do this to myself?

Spoilers for V’s route! Also trigger warning for possible implied torture (nothing graphic by any means but just to be safe).

AO3 Link


Recovery aka 98. “Nothing is going to happen to you.”

Recovery is a process. And like any, there are good days, and bad ones.

He has never thought to tell Eunbyeol about the dreams, didn’t really think it was necessary, not anymore. Oh, they were frequent at first, leaving him sweat-soaked and breathless and, more often than not, with her name on his lips. The first night, he awoke in pitch black, wrapped in sheets that felt more stifling than comforting, and reached for his phone on instinct. He had nearly finished dialing her number before the panic subsided, the image of her, suffering from the effects of whatever poison Rika had concocted, fading from his vision, leaving him shaking and nauseous, yet lucid enough to know that she was sleeping and well, even if he could not bring himself to fall back asleep.

But over time, as he explored and fell in love with nature once again, as he learned to understand and accept himself, they lessened. By the time he returned home, returned to her, her image haunted his daydreams far more than his nightmares, and he figured that it was safe to let go.

Until now.

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Thoughts on Star Trek Discovery

I just finished watching the first two episodes of STD and here we go. Foremost, it’s definitely different than previous Star Treks. This is my first series I’m watching live after binging all prev series this summer. (I’ve got 2 seasons on Ent and 1 on Voyager left). Spoiler light but there are some.

Things I liked:

  • Philippa and Michael’s relationship was complex and interesting and immediately drew me in (see bullet #1 under next section)
  • it looks like it will be super serialized. what i mean is that each episode will be a continuation of what happened in the previous. in past series, the entire series didn’t hinge on you having seen each one (unless it was a two parter and so on) but tv now has often become ultra serialized. so no mission of the week, it seems?
  • Kind of a double edged sword–I both liked and didn’t like spending so much time with the Klingons. I liked seeing the motivations and really understanding why this war starts. however, having the time split between the two ships distanced me from everything that was happening on Shenzhou. Honestly I just kept thinking about Worf and how he believes so strongly in klingon culture which apparently was started up again and cranked up due to t’kumva??? i’m not sure i like this retcon
  • god all the cinematography was just Beautiful??? the colors were bold and vibrant and it was a joy to watch 
  • i love this idea that Michael marries both logic and emotion. it’s basically what I’ve been screaming about to every vulcan on star trek. the spock parallels felt very strong to me but Michael hasn’t purged her emotion like the choice spock makes in star trek (2009). i’m very excited to see where this takes her character.
  • she has grey morality and I love a good antihero, someone who will break the rules if she feels that it is necessary.
  • it’s definitely different from past series’. i was wondering how they were going to make this one different from the others and it looks like they succeeded on that front.
  • did i mention how beautiful the SFX was? my god y’all
  • doug jones’s character was so cool and I want to know more about the redheaded lady helmsman. is she our first helmswoman other than people just taking over for a sec?? hells yeah

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Surprise!...Well, sort of.

Hey everyone!

So, I know I promised a surprise at the end of Crowley week, and I did have every intention of doing so, however, it’s turned out that it’s taking me a lot longer that what I originally thought.

In saying that, I’m not going to leave you with nothing, so, I’m going to leave the opening scene of said surprise.  If anyone remembers from a while back, I said I was going to rewrite the final episode of season 12 (if you’ve been following me lately, you pretty much know that I was not a fan of the last season and pretty much am furious over a lot of things (especially Crowley) and in all honesty am disgusted with the writers among other things), and that’s precisely what I’m attempting to do, in proper script writing style, with a Crowley focused episode.

So, below the cut is the opening of that episode, I realise it’s not much, but for the moment I’m still working through a lot of it (this is going to be about 45 pages in total, so it’s a lot of work).  You’ll work out pretty quickly where I plan to go with it, and I’m hoping overall that it will make sense, but please enjoy and feel free to tell me what you think!  (It doesn’t post too well, so I’ll have to figure out something for the full version later on.)

Sorry it couldn’t be the full thing! (Yet)

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anonymous asked:

I'm mad that people keep using their wallets to tell publishers it's ok to release games for $60 that have less content than Plants Vs Zombies. I fell for Destiny 1, and I thought for fucking sure the other people who did would also have the good sense to not roll over and take it a second time. But I guess that makes me the real sucker. Thanks for contributing to the cheapening of video games.

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