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I just love the idea of Draco plucking his eyebrows and like pretending he doesn’t and that he was born flawless but one day someone (probably Harry or Pansy) walks in on him and he just screams because he has become so focused about his image and being flawless and it just breaks his heart because now they know and he just totally breaks down. Okay that went further than I expected.

anonymous asked:

Going back to talking about George Shelley's coming out, I'm all about the no label thing. All I know is I'm not straight, and I've never really tried to label myself any further than that. I feel like there's too much pressure and expectations with labels, so it's nice when people come out the same if I like a person I like them and that's all that matters attitude.

it’s been interesting to watch the evolution of all this and how attitudes have changes even since i was in high school. No one in my school would probably have even considered “no label” as an option. I went to a HUGE high school and i could probably count the out gay kids on one hand. My BFF was one of them and he took a LOT of shit. it was a HUGE deal when one girl took another girl to prom. ive identified as straight, bi, and lesbian at various times throughout my life, but none of them seemed to capture everything - and i dont think ANY label can so yeah, i’m all for the no labels too! 

Matka & Gęś, Peep Blanc’s weapon!

This took me much longer than expected. Originally I was playing around with a few firearm forms before scrapping the idea entirely and just went with a Dust based crook to sickle with hydraulic pumps to control reach.

A Dust cartridge goes in the bottom, two panels split apart via hydraulics, and depending on the form, Matka will use it to enhance Gęś’ blade and inflict the element on the opponent. If the opponent is further than Gęś’ original reach, the hydraulics pump it forwards until called back.

I need my revenge, I need to stay focused on me again, I need to love myself again, I need to respect my person first, cause if I don’t, how can I expect others to do it?
I just wanna start again, let the past go and look further to find something better, cause I know it’ll arrive and it will be better than every tear spent for you.
I wanna accept and love what I see in my mirror.
I promise that, by tomorrow, things will change. Maybe I’ll keep loving him for a while, but I promise that, by tomorrow, the only person I will keep fighting for, will be me. If he realizes he went wrong, this time it will be him to fight to get me.
Cause if he decided to lose me it doesn’t mean I have to lose myself. And I’m worthier than any wrong choice he has made.

anonymous asked:

I never really expected to get this deep into KPOP actually.. I'm not sure it's healthy lmao. But I can't help it. c: You should check it out. It's really great~ ^3^ - svtvalentine

I keep answering so late I’m sorry! Same though. I really just wanted to get into it for the music and maybe like one or two groups but it went so much further than that. It’s ok with me though because they’re all adorable. 

Patrick × CUTE

Eduardo is going to hate that I actually kind of loved his choice this month. Even after I whined about him choosing it, when he said it wasn’t good in his end of the year review. Whoops…!

It helped that I went into CUTE with extremely low expectations, especially since I’ve never really gotten into TOWA TEI’s work before.

The Good

“LUV PANDEMIC” strikes a bit of a dark note, without it being too prevalent. The upbeat nature of the track keeps it lighthearted and fun. The toy piano thrown in here and there further keep things cheery.

Even though “NOTV” is a little more heavy handed than other tracks on CUTE, there’s something were hypnotic about it. Part of the instrumentation reminds me of the game Ristar, which had a phenomenal soundtrack.

“HEAVEN” is beyond adorable! Sure, the vocals might be a bit cheesy, but it’s a good cheese, not that plastic orange stuff sold where I am for $10 a bag. “HEAVEN” seems stripped back compared to the rest of CUTE and can be a tad repetitive, but that’s what I like about.

**bops to the beat and goes on to slam a few of the next tracks**

The Weak/Misguided

Whereas the other songs seemed fresh and worked with the cute theme that seemed to be going along, “SOUND OF MUSIC with UA” just seemed like another UA track. Even the production wasn’t much different than what she usually does. It’s not bad, but compared to the rest of the album, I’d skip it.

**waits for Eduardo to get upset with me for liking everything but this track**

“CUL DE SAC with Leo Imai” seemed a bit disconnected from the rest of the album as well, as did the following “BARU SEPEDA”. I feel like things lost their direction after the UA track and ended up being their own mini album.

Thankfully things get slightly back on track with “CHAISE LONGUE”, which a nice mix of the former tracks I dismissed a bit, but with the right touch of sweetness. I wonder if this would have made a better opening than “FLUKE” which left no real impact on me.

The Tragic

“TOP NOTE” takes the tragic cake this time. Those overly sexual moans, groans, and drawn out “loooooove”s make me chuckle every time. I still love the track though since they add to the playfulness of it.

×××

Yeah, so I really liked CUTE and listening to it three or four times in a row with ease. It’s also now on my phone…

I guess this just continues the conflict between Eduardo and I.

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How Much Lower Can BP plc, Standard Chartered PLC & Antofagasta plc Go?
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Shares in BP (LSE: BP), Standard Chartered (LSE: STAN) and Antofagasta (LSE: ANTO) have all fallen heavily over the last two years. Most shareholders are sitting on losses.

However, the question to ask today is how much further these stocks might fall. Is the start of a recovery in sight, or should shareholders take a loss and sell?

Is now the time to start buying again?

BP

BP went into the oil downturn with a strong balance sheet and plenty of cash on hand. The firm’s chief executive, Bob Dudley, has consistently commented that he believes oil prices are likely to stay lower for longer than the market expects. The evidence so far suggests he might be right.

Analysts expect BP to report a net profit of $6.4bn for 2015, falling to $5.0bn in 2016. I think 2016 is likely to be the low point, but it’s possible the full extent of the financial damage caused by low oil prices won’t be felt until 2017.

At today’s price of around 365p, I believe BP would probably be a profitable buy over 3-5 years. However, the shares could easily fall further and there is a risk of a dividend cut.

BP is on my watch list, but I’m tempted to wait until later this year before deciding whether to buy.

Standard Chartered

The outlook does seem to be improving for Standard Chartered. Analysts expect 2015 to mark a low point for the bank’s profits, which are expected to rise from $1.1bn in 2015 to $1.7bn in 2016.

The latest consensus forecasts show earnings per share of $0.68 for 2016, implying a forecast P/E of 9.7. A dividend payout of $0.23 is expected, giving a potential yield of 3.4%.

Another point in Standard Chartered’s favour is that it passed the Bank of England stress tests at the end of last year, thanks to the additional capital strength provided by the bank’s $5.1bn rights issue.

On the other hand, Standard Chartered is heavily exposed to Asian markets and commodities. There’s clearly a risk that bad debt levels will rise significantly. Even if the bank survives, it may not prosper in this market.

I’m encouraged by the stronger forecast outlook for next year and rate Standard Chartered as a cautious buy, but I wouldn’t bet the house on it.

Antofagasta

I rate Chilean copper miner Antofagasta highly because it has two key qualities: low cost mines and net cash.

Antofagasta’s mines have remained profitable as the price of copper has fallen. The group’s latest production report shows that the firm expects to produce copper at a net cash cost of $1.35/lb in 2016. This compares to a market price of around $2.06/lb currently.

Production is expected to rise in 2016 as the group’s recently-acquired 50% stake in Barrick Gold’s Zaldivar mine makes a fuller contribution.

Of course, the market recognises these strengths. Antofagasta’s shares have always looked expensive.

Despite falling by 44% over the last year, the firm’s stock still trades on a 2015 forecast P/E of 27 and a 2016 forecast P/E of 29. With profits expected to fall further this year, I feel that the price is still a bit too high — but I am watching closely as I believe this could be an attractive recovery buy at some point.

If you are already exposed to emerging markets and commodities, you may want to consider diversifying your portfolio.

Companies that offer more direct exposure to the UK economy could provide some protection against further losses.

One stock I believe could be very profitable is the company featured in A Top Income Share From The Motley Fool.

The company concerned is a UK business that’s also active in Europe. The Fool’s analysts believe the firm’s profits could rise sharply over the next few years.

For full details, download this free, no-obligation report today – just click here now.

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Roland Head owns shares of Standard Chartered. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. We Fools don’t all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.

How Much Lower Can BP plc, Standard Chartered PLC & Antofagasta plc Go?

Shares in BP (LSE: BP), Standard Chartered (LSE: STAN) and Antofagasta (LSE: ANTO) have all fallen heavily over the last two years. Most shareholders are sitting on losses.

However, the question to ask today is how much further these stocks might fall. Is the start of a recovery in sight, or should shareholders take a loss and sell?

Is now the time to start buying again?

BP

BP went into the oil downturn with a strong balance sheet and plenty of cash on hand. The firm’s chief executive, Bob Dudley, has consistently commented that he believes oil prices are likely to stay lower for longer than the market expects. The evidence so far suggests he might be right.

Analysts expect BP to report a net profit of $6.4bn for 2015, falling to $5.0bn in 2016. I think 2016 is likely to be the low point, but it’s possible the full extent of the financial damage caused by low oil prices won’t be felt until 2017.

At today’s price of around 365p, I believe BP would probably be a profitable buy over 3-5 years. However, the shares could easily fall further and there is a risk of a dividend cut.

BP is on my watch list, but I’m tempted to wait until later this year before deciding whether to buy.

Standard Chartered

The outlook does seem to be improving for Standard Chartered. Analysts expect 2015 to mark a low point for the bank’s profits, which are expected to rise from $1.1bn in 2015 to $1.7bn in 2016.

The latest consensus forecasts show earnings per share of $0.68 for 2016, implying a forecast P/E of 9.7. A dividend payout of $0.23 is expected, giving a potential yield of 3.4%.

Another point in Standard Chartered’s favour is that it passed the Bank of England stress tests at the end of last year, thanks to the additional capital strength provided by the bank’s $5.1bn rights issue.

On the other hand, Standard Chartered is heavily exposed to Asian markets and commodities. There’s clearly a risk that bad debt levels will rise significantly. Even if the bank survives, it may not prosper in this market.

I’m encouraged by the stronger forecast outlook for next year and rate Standard Chartered as a cautious buy, but I wouldn’t bet the house on it.

Antofagasta

I rate Chilean copper miner Antofagasta highly because it has two key qualities: low cost mines and net cash.

Antofagasta’s mines have remained profitable as the price of copper has fallen. The group’s latest production report shows that the firm expects to produce copper at a net cash cost of $1.35/lb in 2016. This compares to a market price of around $2.06/lb currently.

Production is expected to rise in 2016 as the group’s recently-acquired 50% stake in Barrick Gold’s Zaldivar mine makes a fuller contribution.

Of course, the market recognises these strengths. Antofagasta’s shares have always looked expensive.

Despite falling by 44% over the last year, the firm’s stock still trades on a 2015 forecast P/E of 27 and a 2016 forecast P/E of 29. With profits expected to fall further this year, I feel that the price is still a bit too high – but I am watching closely as I believe this could be an attractive recovery buy at some point.

If you are already exposed to emerging markets and commodities, you may want to consider diversifying your portfolio.

Companies that offer more direct exposure to the UK economy could provide some protection against further losses.

One stock I believe could be very profitable is the company featured in A Top Income Share From The Motley Fool.

The company concerned is a UK business that’s also active in Europe. The Fool’s analysts believe the firm’s profits could rise sharply over the next few years.

For full details, download this free, no-obligation report today – just click here now.

Roland Head owns shares of Standard Chartered. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. We Fools don’t all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.