that's because of the thing with the smoke

anonymous asked:

Can you give us some book recommendations?

Okay book recs. Oh my god I have so many. I have a question after this that say’s POC book recs, so I’m going to keep this post to book recs that arent poc to keep these separated just for the sake of the anon’s that asked. 

Red Rising by Pierce Brown (Trilogy with a new book - a ‘spin off series’ coming out next year) - I will fucking promote this book series until I die. This is hands down, one of the best books I have EVER read. Honestly, for me it sort of beats out Harry Potter (Which if you know me, I’m obsessed with. I mean, I had a Harry Potter Sweet 16. [I’m from Long Island. Everyone there has a Sweet 16]) Not only is Red Rising extremely diverse and beautifully written,  but the storyline is incredible and the characters literally jump off the page. I dont think I’ve ever read a more human character than Darrow. Honestly PICK UP THIS BOOK. IT NEEDS MORE FUCKING ATTENTION. 

^^^^bolded it so people know that this is the best book ever and needs the read. 

Abarat by Clive Barker (Four books so far) - Now, this may not be everyones cup of tea. Maybe because I’m a painter, I appreciate him more. But his books are wonderfully illustrated with his paintings that follow along with the beautiful storyline. I recommend this book to the fucking stars. Its a fantastic story with amazing paintings. (Clive Barker, for those who don’t know, also created Hellraiser [Pin Head] and Midnight Meat Train along with a plethora of other stories. It’s worth the read.)

Song of Achilles (novel) - I mean, If you want to fucking CRY  then this is the book for you. It’s so fucking depressing but so FUCKING GOOD. I mean, if you know the story of Achilles, then you know why its depressing. But that doesnt take away from the beautiful story between Achilles and Patroclus. Definitely recommend this book. 

Along with that last book, a book that I feel goes hand in hand with it:

Captive Prince by C. S. Pacat (trilogy) - Now. A lot of people have a problem with this trilogy. I personally, as a (mixed, black) poc, have no problem with this book. It’s about two kingdoms, one of poc, Greek-like, and the other of boujee af french-like, white kingdom. In short, the Prince from the Greece inspired Kingdom is framed and shipped away to the french kingdom as a slave. Now, he becomes a slave (as a dark skinned man) to a white prince. There are a lot of things that happen like he gets whipped and other horrible shit. People have a problem with the book because of the dynamic between the two. They find it racist and insensitive. Here’s a great post as to why people don’t like the post, and the second comment is why I read it. I honestly find it to be a beautiful story that develops amazingly over time. I definitely recommend it. 

Kids of Appetite by David Arnold (novel) - I’ve just recently read this book and I absolutely fucking loved it. It’s an extremely diverse, beautiful story. Personally, I found the story sad, funny, heart warming, and inclusive. They brush upon the difficulties that black men specifically, have with the judicial system, by having an African man whom is loving and kind, constantly blamed for crimes that he did not commit. Again, it’s a really lovely book and this stuck with me for a very long time. I really recommend it. 

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (novel) - If you don’t want to fucking SOB then don’t read it. If you want a beautiful story, I recommend this book to the stars. Honestly, I went into the book not knowing shit about it, just that people loved it. Then I realized that it was about fucking cancer and I was about to throw my god damned book because I don’t fend well with sad things. THEN I found out that it’s also now a movie with Liam Neeson. Ugh. I havent seen the movie yet, but damn was this book magical and heart breaking and wow… Read it. I personally fucking loved it. 

Fangirl  by Rainbow Rowell (novel) - I mean, I feel like this book actually summed up my early college experience lol! I was writing fanfiction, roleplaying, cooping myself up in my room - the only difference was, I didnt have a quirky, beautiful, sweet man to hold me as I read outloud to him (if you read the book, then you know what I’m talking about). Honestly, this was a fucking amazing book and I loved it so much. it was feel good and extremely nostalgic for people of my generation (’94-’96 specifically) really well. If you loved Harry Potter, grew up with it, went to the midnight book releases and movie screenings, submerged yourself in the fanfiction, then you will love this book. I thought it was fantastic. 

which leads me to this rec. 

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (novel) - Ugh. So in fangirl, there’s a fanfiction that the main character is writing. I know that this book is not the fanfiction, but it is named the same thing - so thats a nice connection. Again, if you love Harry Potter, if you love shipping Drarry (i dont because I find it problematic. But I feel if you like Drarry) then youd love this. I mean honestly, if you just like a cute story, with ridiculous spells, and adorable love, then read it. If you love Harry Potter ESPECIALLY READ THIS BOOK. 

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Trilogy) - Okay. Honestly, I havent seen many people promote this book series, but it is amazing and arguably, one of the most beautifully written trilogies that I have ever read (besides Red Rising. Ahem. Read it). It’s a wonderful story that comes together beautifully and is such a different book from your usual YA. 

The Archived by Victoria Schwab (Series of two) - So, if Victoria Schwab sounds familiar, that’s because she also goes under V.E. Schwab okay. Listen. I know that everyone loves A Darker Shade of Magic. I havent finished that book yet and I bet it’s amazing. However, we cannot forget the other amazing books she has written. The Archived is such a lovely, creative story that deserves more credit. Honestly, I’ve never read a book like it before and it stuck with me for an extremely long time. Apparently there is a third book coming out that I have actually been waiting for forever. I’m not going to say much about it, but these books are wonderful and deserve the read. 

Speaking of V.E. Schwab

Vicious by V.E. Schwab - This book deserves more recognition. Not only is the cover absolutely AMAZING, but the story is fuckign awesome. If you like Brandon Sanderson books, if you like superheros or Marvel and DC, read this fucking book. It’s fantastically written and needs to be read more. Get on it people. 

I mean, these are just some books. I purposely stayed away from some YA  series because I feel like a lot of people know about them. But I mean, some YA series that are well known that I like are:

Obviously Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

The Darkest Minds  by Alexandra Bracken


So anyway.. i think this is all I’ve got right now haha. I’ll put my favourite books written by poc in the anon above this!  

anonymous asked:

Today a woman yelled at me. I work at a home decor store with a good return policy but if you're a home stager it's a final sale automatically because we had issues where they would stage the home and when it sold return everything they used to decorate it and that's just not good for our business. She threw things. She yelled at me. She said I accused her of something but idk what and she wouldn't tell me. My manager is out back smoking and when he came up she refused to talk to him & left.

recently i’ve seen some talk about how Eva changed so much after season 1, from a “sweet girl” to a “party girl” or similar phrasing and i’m confused? like she wasn’t a party girl before and isn’t a sweet girl now? and that those things are mutually exclusive?

there’s a lot of things in season 1 that told us Eva was a party girl, yes once we switch to noora’s pov and especially isak’s pov we get less of Eva’s day to day life and only see her in social settings (mainly just parties by season 3 for a whole lot of reasons) but that doesn’t mean she’s acting out of character from season 1

the show started off with establishing Eva as someone who like to go to parties, it’s even mentioned in her trailer, her old friend group goes to parties and in the first episode we see her get tipsy from wine she stole from her mom (she mentions this later) that she’s hiding in her room and going to the revue party

she has multiple motivations for going to that party and drinking of course but her wanting to go because its a party and wanting to drink are apart of that

she posts on her instagram a lot about being home on a friday/saturday night while everyone is partying because she’s not use to being in this position, she’s not use to not going out, she not use to being alone, it’s eating her up so she tries to make jokes about it to cover up just how lonely she is, thats part of the main conflict of her season how her entire friend group just dropped her, she was never someone who liked staying home and in bed all the time, she’s clearly a very extroverted person and thats part of the reason she dislikes what her life has recently become

then every time the girl squad goes to a party it’s because Eva arranged it, yes it’s her season so it’s about what she’s doing but none of the other girls ever set up a party even though Vilde and Chris were certainly interested in doing so and Sana was doing that whole ‘master plan to make the group popular’ thing (Noora was just along for the ride)

the problem is that she never gets to have fun at these parties because of the drama in her life, not because she doesn’t want to party, remember this moment? 

she’s very uncomfortable with the situation she’s found herself in and therefore can’t get into the party, she can’t have fun and let loose like she’s able to do in season 2 & 3, this happens at the halloween party too because she’s freaking out about Jonas cheating on her and then again at the girl power party because before the party really gets going Vilde needs their help, all of the parties are very plot relevant and a bunch of shit happens where they get cut short so there’s no time for Eva to just be the party girl she is, and yeah she has this thing against weed and drugs and thinks Jonas is a stoner because he smokes some times but then when Jonas calls her on it?

she literally responds “you can’t compare those” like the little shit white girl partier she is

and then of course we have this iconic line, like not a party girl where??

Eva ends season 1 in a good place thats the point when we see her again afterwards she’s happy and comfortable with her social life and her friends and that’s why we see her more open and comfortable at parties, not because it’s a new trait but because she’s no longer in the same situation she was where she was upset at herself and her life and having a lot of internal struggles 

skam of course isn’t perfect, nothing is, but i’ve never found Eva’s characterization from season 1 and onwards to be unrealistic or without reason, maybe it’s just because i’ve grown up in a similar party crowd (because we all know skam focuses on a group that’s really into the party scene) but it all totally made sense to me, especially when you consider that fact that Eva is 16 in season 1 and it’s just a fact that (if you are in that scene) you go to more parties and bigger parties as you get older and know more people who can buy alcohol and such, this is true about everyone in the main cast, they are all going to more parties now because they have more opportunity 

but none of what i’ve mention in this post takes away from the Eva who is a loving, supportive, and caring friend, just because she’s getting wasted more doesn’t mean any of her “sweet” characteristics are gone, yes we see less of her thats just how the show works but that doesn’t mean they’ve abandoned who she is, there’s literally no reason someone can’t be both a “party girl” and a “sweet girl” and i hope Eva as a character can help teach people that 

anonymous asked:

How would mello and matt relieve stress? Other than sex, because thats obvious lol

Mello likes to work out, preferably by boxing or jogging, but if he’s really pissed, he just goes outside and kicks the shit out of something that hopefully won’t break his toes (a cardboard box, the side of the garage, etc). He’ll also take two-hour-long scalding showers, angrily read while mumbling to himself, or just pick fights for no reason because he likes to yell and be right about things. Matt just smokes a bunch of weed, or sits around and steams until Mello leaves then usually throws something fragile across the room and breaks it.

anonymous asked:

That's an actual thing Americans do tho we "smoke" smarties by inhaling the dust. There's a rumor that it'll get you high but I never knew anyone who got high doing it but there was this one kid who did it too much and had to spend the summer in the hospital because it completely destroyed his lungs



oh, danica doesn’t smoke it’s just that her pussy is on FIYAH (´◉◞⊖◟◉`)b゚

I know some people judge others who smoke and think that it’s gross, but the thing they don’t get is the reason behind that cigarette. Perhaps it’s their loss of innocence, guilt, self-hatred, or anxiety which drives them to smoke, yet a cigarette is sometimes just a cigarette. Other times you’ll see someone who is aimlessly looking for a way to feel something. You see, a burn on your throat can make you feel alive even though you know you are destroying yourself, but you don’t care because maybe thats all you need to ignite that fire that had been inside you for the longest time.
—  Valeria Renée 
  • Jesse Pinkman: You know, I don't get it. Why would anyone paint a picture of a door, over and over again, like, dozens of times?
  • Jane Margolis: But it wasn't the same.
  • Jesse Pinkman: Yeah, it was.
  • Jane Margolis: It was the same subject, but it was different every time. The light was different, her mood was different. She saw something new every time she painted it.
  • Jesse Pinkman: And that's not psycho to you?
  • Jane Margolis: Well, then why should we do anything more than once? Should I just smoke this one cigarette? Maybe we should only have sex once, if it's the same thing.
  • Jesse Pinkman:
  • Jane Margolis: Should we just watch one sunset? Or live just one day? Because it's new every time. Each time is a different experience.

I apologize in advance for the rant-y-ness of this. Press J if you wanna skip.

I’m not a big anime watcher. I definitely used to be, especially in middle and high school. But for the past four-something years I didn’t watch anything until Osomatsu-san was introduced to me. So know in advance that I’ve only been on Crunchyroll and handful of times and of the nominees in this year’s weird anime awards thing Mob Psycho 100 is the only one I’ve seen.

I’m also aware that it is basically a popularity contest. That’s what I expected and that’s what I got.

THAT BEING SAID. I am more than a little miffed that in any category that had Yuri!!! on Ice it had over three times the votes on the runner up. I can’t say anything on the story or characters. I haven’t seen the show. However I have GOT to talk about the opening and ending categories because I am legitimately frustrated by those.

I gave them the benefit of the doubt. I was like, “Okay, I’m gonna go watch the opening for this. Who knows, maybe it’s really pretty and creative and has really nice animation” *watching* “Okay, watercolors are pretty nice, I’ll give them that. Nicely animated choreography. Not much colors but that’s okay. Okay, they’re skating. More skating. Uh, more skating. Okay, they just reused the same animation right there. Guys. Guys.

I’m sorry. I’m sorry, that does not beat this.

Like. For real, outside of me liking the show for the characters and story and stuff, they did a fantastic job on the opening.

You can watch this a dozen times and STILL find things you never noticed before. And there is so much symbolism.

I mean even if the first part wasn’t as interesting, I’d still promote this just for all the transformation animation at the end.

Then there’s the ending. It’s a smidge typical. Most endings are relaxing and low-key, and that’s what you want at the end of a show. This one’s just Reigen getting ready in the morning.

However, it is animated using paint on glass.

Which for some reason I can’t find gifs of. >>>:[

But yeah, it looks cool as heck. <<< Link because tumblr has failed me on gifs.

Long story short, it’s a popularity contest. I get that. But the folks who worked on mp100 put a lot of effort on making things look smooth and cool and creative when they didn’t have to go that far and I just want to throw some appreciation out there for them, y’know? :(

[2/?] Daughter of Smoke and Bone Tarot Cards: Liraz

“She was no mere weapon as she was trained to be, but a woman in full command of her power, unbowed and unbroken, and that was a dangerous thing.

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

anonymous asked:

Do you truly believe kids no longer go outside because devices are bad or addictive or another reason? Some of the ones I have come up with is that they now know what they can't do, and the stories they make for playing outside are lacklustre compared to what you see now. Another thought is that the wild and appeal of a quickly fading evil omens is the issue.

I don’t think thats the case. I smoke a lot of weed and take psychedelics periodically and i go outside more than inside. I don’t spend much time on devices, either. I think its more the fact that we have so much information at our fingertips, some kids find it unnecessary to experience things themselves. They could just watch a video on it or some shit. I think we don’t encourage our children to go outside enough. But, I don’t believe it is because they are bad kids or addicts.

  • me: i have a new boyfriend.
  • friend: what? really? that's amazing! when did you meet him?
  • me: a couple of hours ago.
  • friend: don't you think that's taking things too fast? you shouldn't jump into a relationship with someone because they're hot. is he hot? how hot is he?
  • me: smoking.
  • friend: oh, well, at least there's that. so what color are his eyes?
  • me: i don't know yet, i haven't read that far.
  • friend: wut
  • me: yeah, i'm not sure what color his eyes are, i just know that we're soulmates.
  • friend: did you just say "read"?
  • me: mm-hm.
  • friend: he's from a book?
  • me: mm-hmm.
  • friend: he's... fictional?
  • me: *hiss* SHUT UP, DON'T SAY THAT!
  • friend: ...again?
  • me: WE'RE SOULMATES!!!
Nancy Drew PC Games inspired starters;
  • "It's locked."
  • "I've fought imaginary elves that were stronger than you!"
  • "With that amount of swagger you'd think he'd invented sand."
  • "Fight the power!"
  • "Never trust the cute ones, they know what they can get away with."
  • "Who taught you how to drive? Was it the stupidest dog on earth? Because that's what it looks like!"
  • "I was naughty, but from now on, i'll be nice. I promise."
  • "Your secret is safe with me. Along with your heart."
  • "Your boyfriend's cute, and you were in the clink. I think I'm blameless here."
  • "Wow, I do not care about that problem."
  • "I may have to cut this short, Hal. Someone just climbed out of my wardrobe."
  • "I'm not into pushy girls. Do me a favor. Go bother someone else."
  • "In case you hadn't noticed I'm totally off subject here."
  • "One more thing, you smoke?"
  • "What happened to your mother?"
  • "Ideas aren't dangerous until you try to bottle them up."
  • "I fell for her like a Black Tuesday banker."
  • "My faith in her is stronger than my fear for her."
  • "I wanted to be her when I grew up. But then one day I was older than my older sister, and older still today."
  • "Be a little good, be a little bad, be who you are."
  • "I like watching travelers. Trying to imagine the worlds they carry with them in their little head."
  • "Aliens are here. We're all Aliens. Earth started with bacteria on asteroids."
  • "Shouldn't I have some big life plan? Everyone else does!"
  • "Your mind is like a ravenous monkey, gobbling up every banana in it's path."
  • "I called you because you're a skeptic."
  • "If they ever make procrastination a crime, I'm done for."
  • "The man has no talent."
  • "Just make sure you're not sticking your neck out for someone who doesn't deserve your trust!"
  • "Stuff. I want stuff. New stuff that's just like this old stuff, but different."
  • "I wasn't sure if you were at a party or had gotten murdered! Either way it would've been nice to have been invited!"
  • "Sweet as the smell of fried chicken."
  • "The worst monsters are self made."
  • "Where's your youthful cynicism?"
  • "That's pretty philosophical for a guy wearing boots."
  • "I'm running away now. Please don't tell anyone which way I went."
  • "There's nothing like love to bring order to a scattered world."
  • "I can't believe I'm praying for a ransom note to show up."
  • "That girl doesn't deserve you."
  • "Everything's okay... Ow never mind, everything is a problem. Call the hospital."
  • "Ghosts are just what happen when guilty people let their imagination run wild."
  • "It was a mistake. I screwed up and I accept responsibility."
  • "I don't know why you feel the need to stick your big, fat nose where it doesn't belong."
  • "Do you dare mock the supernatural?"
  • "Dead languages aren't really my bag."
  • "I don't know if I'm going crazy, or I'm already there."
  • "I've always felt out of step with the world."
  • "Met officially? What with papers and a stamp?"
  • "The whale is getting impatient."
  • "I just wanted to tell you that I've always--!"
  • "Talking to him is like trying to converse with a giant turnip."
  • "You can't keep everyone safe. No matter how hard you try."
  • "A ghost doesn't need to be real to haunt you."
  • "Its... Good to see you two back together."
  • "You are more precious to me than 10,000 treasures put together."
  • "But nothing is as good as getting a letter from you."
INTP Problem: Just... FEELINGS

Fe Person: *Thinks INTP dislikes them*

INTP: *Doesn’t dislike them; simply prefers to keep a straight face*

INTP: *Tries to convince Fe Person that they don’t dislike them by using logic*

Fe Person: *Isn’t convinced*

INTP: *Tries to use Fe to communicate better*

INTP: *Ends up sounding fake / forced*

Fe Person: *Is beginning to think that INTP dislikes them more than they originally thought because INTP doesn’t even sound emotionally passionate about the situation*

INTP: *Is logically passionate about the situation because Fe Person should know the truth – that INTP does not, in fact, dislike them*

INTP: *Makes the situation worse by trying to make it better*


Originally posted by torri-renee

my friend somehow convinced me to get high (i’m in amsterdam now mmm) for the first time (never smoked and never will, brownies) because ‘thats what people do in amsterdam’ and appearently everywhere, and ‘don’t be so lame’ were her favourite phrases. after that do, i was starting to feel really bad (massive headache, weakness, dizziness, stomach ache etc.) and wanted to go back to the hotel and she’s still - 'so lame’ 'don’t be a buzz killer’ 'you’re like an old lady’. and i almost said i was sorry. almost.

don’t be afraid to say 'no’ if its not your thing, don’t be afraid to be a buzz killer because you don’t like to be like this - not yourself and not aware of what you do. it’s fucking ok to say no! more so if you don’t feel well.

villalunae  asked:

omg pls tell me that if merle is ever on taakos cooking show he asks "is it recording? can they see me?" and taakos like "yes" "GOOD take a look at these NEAT FUCKING COOKIES I JUST MADE" and shoves them in the camera

The first time Merle is ever in a vid he definitely doesn’t realize it.  Like he’s gotta wander onscreen on either Taako’s or Magnus’s channel, totally unawares, and fans are like “Who’s that old dude.”  So he gets invited on officially, bakes cookies with Taako, and everyone is just in love with this adorable weird old dude.  And eventually Merle ends up with his own channel that’s like, vids of three things: 1) him and his adorable kids; 2) tips on gardening that folks start out watching just to be nice but then get really into; 3) very personal vids that are just direct responses to videos his followers have posted asking him for advice, usually of a spiritual sort.  Because modern!YouTube!AU Merle is an “I left the church but not God” type of former pastor who just really wants to help young folks but doesn’t exactly get a lot of random interaction with him now that he works at a plant nursery.  

Oh, and 4) vids where he is like “now I KNOW that none of you actually grow pot unless you’re in Washington or Colorado, so this isn’t going to be much of a video for most of you, but for people in those two states, here’s tips on keeping those plants healthy.”  Because my Merle hasn’t smoked weed since the 70′s, but the idea of his followers potentially having ill-kept plants of ANY sort chilling out in their homes when he could be making their chlorophyl-filled little plant lives happier just makes him sad and a guy’s gotta do what a guy’s gotta do.

A typical day for Troll Jasper and Lapis under the sea...
  • Jasper: Morning. You gonna let me go today.
  • Lapis: NO.
  • Jasper: *rubs hands together* Okay, another day of pissing you off then. I can do that.
  • Lapis: *sigh*
  • Jasper: I spy... With my little eye... Somethiiiiiing covered with water.
  • Lapis: Gee, I dunno, we're in the ocean so is the answer EVERYTHING?
  • Jasper: Yes. Okay, harder one... I spyyyy with my little eye...
  • Lapis: How do you even KNOW this game, IT ORIGINATED ON THIS PLANET!
  • Jasper: Doesn't matter. I spy with my little eye... Aaaaaaa traitor.
  • Lapis: *sigh* Me?
  • Jasper: Yep. Okay, harder. I spyyyyyyy... Someone who cares about you.
  • Lapis: ... You?
  • Jasper: Pffft, what are YOU smoking?... Okay, give up? No one. The answer is no one.
  • Lapis: ...
  • Jasper: See? It's funny because you're gonna be down here the rest of your life and nobody really gives a shit...
  • Lapis: *sigh*
  • Jasper: So see, the thing about the third game is that you THINK she's a defector the whole time...
  • Lapis: I don't care.
  • Jasper: But it turns out she was a good guy the whole time. But you STILL have to kill her, and that's why you eventually become a bad guy.
  • Lapis: Still don't care.
  • Jasper: And then in Peacewalker...
  • Lapis: I have NEVER cared less about a topic then I do right now, HOW DO YOU EVEN KNOW ABOUT VIDEO GAMES ON EARTH!
  • Jasper: Know a Gem in intel who owes me a favor, pushes along some... Less than necessary data packets sometimes... Okay, so then there's AC!D and that's a whole other mess of bullshit right there--
  • Lapis: UGH!
  • Jasper: Okay so would you wiiiiiith.... The permafusion?
  • Lapis: Not playing this game.
  • Jasper: Yeah, I wouldn't either. Okay how abooooooouuuuut... Yellow Diamond?
  • Lapis: Not playing.
  • Jasper: Oh, I would. I would in a second. What abouuuuuuttt.... Peridot?
  • Lapis: This is the dumbest-- oh... Well, maybe.
  • Jasper: Haha, your taste sucks.
  • Danny: You're high-larious.
  • Arin: Oh, thanks man. Is it because I'm always smoking weed?
  • Danny: Yeah, that's probably what it is, Arin. It's probably because of that thing you never do.
  • Arin: What are you talking about? I'm a weed smoker!
  • Danny: [mimicking him] "I'm a weed smokin' fool! I smoke so many pots!"
  • Arin: Dude...I'm ganja-rific.
  • Danny: "I'm Ganj-dalf, the weed wizard."
  • Arin: I'm Mary Jane, from Spiderman. But also the weed reference.