Today I had to send my budgie of two years away to a bird rescue.. We lost our home and had to move in with my partner's family and the conditions were dreadful for Small Party (that's his name). It was hard choice to make but I think it's for the best, given my health and our living situation. I'll miss Small Party so much but seeing your boys on my dash helps a lot so thank you for sharing them here c:
Aww, I’m sorry you had to do that, but you clearly loved him a lot to care so much for his needs <3
what is/was ur favorite browser game of all time?!?
omg thats a hard choice! it’s a tie between the diva starz website and the polly pocket website.. i never had any of the toys for either but the websites were so much fun! my favorite ever was probably the sticker decorating game on polly pocket. this one!
etoken or kanehina? (I don't think you ship any of them [?] that's why I assume that's a hard choice)
au contraire! if i don’t care, then i can choose at random or the one with characters i like more or a “lesser evil” B) nice try wahahaha~ also, i actually do have thoughts on ‘em.
with Kaneki and Hinami i like their relationship the way it is. i like some romance in my media like any other with such an inclination, but not at the cost of every other type of relationship. to me, a romantic ‘ship between these two would be a downgrade. she’s kind of Kaneki and Touka’s adoptive daughter in my head haha!
As for Eto, there’s a fic like this… and yeah. like, it’s fun to think about them in an AU where she doesn’t fuck up Kaneki’s life, y’know? and on the canon side, there’s all that about how differently ppl can “love” and how in a different manga Kaneki might turn “to the dark side” and make Eto his queen lmao Kanedgy, yo.
i assumed all this in a romantic context but even without that EtoKen wins. because i like Eto quite a bit, and also thinking about Kaneki internally fanboying over her while he was escorting her gives me the chuckles.
i’m sorry i went on a bit of a self-indulgent ramble… i hope the doodles make up for it haha
I think this line flawlessly reflects Tiana’s psyche. Ever since she was a little girl, you can tell she’s just wanted her father to be proud of her, and after he dies, she can’t help but feel like she owes it to him to make their dream come true by any means necessary. It’s why she works two jobs, takes extra shifts every chance she gets, and is utterly torn to shreds when she loses the sugar mill. We know her father would have been there for her whether she got the restaurant or not. He even tried to teach her that, while she could pursue any career she chose if she worked for it, it would never be more important than having people in her life to care about and support her, and for her to care about in return. But she only understands that she won’t get anywhere without hard work, and that becomes just about her only priority. She still cares about her loved ones - in fact, her caring is the reason she’s going after this dream - but she’s constantly seen rationalizing why she can’t take a break, why she has to put her job before anything else (within reason). She’s always been motivated by wanting to do right by her father.
And then Dr. Facilier shows her how much her father sacrificed for the sake of her and her mother - always putting his own worries aside so that his little girl wouldn’t worry about him. James was more than willing to do it all for her, and it wasn’t a child’s responsibility to feel guilty that he had to. But Facilier knows that she will once she sees this side of him.
He’s exceedingly manipulative that way: he knows she’d do anything to make it up to her father, and he’s ready to take advantage of that. He knows she’d do anything if she thought she’d be letting James down by doing otherwise, because James is the reason she’s been doing nothing but chasing this dream. She’s tried to live her life the way she thinks he would have wanted her to. I can’t help but wonder if she ever felt guilty even before this scene, like she wasn’t working hard enough, like she was somehow betraying him by being outbid on the building.
All she’s ever wanted is for him to have their dream, even if he’s not there to see it.
So New York Comic Con time will be rolling around again soon enough and Im trying to decide on a cosplay for this year. These are the cosplays Ive done so far. Nothing crazy, but I want to try and go big this year. My friend in all these pictures is @the1995overture. We coordinate cosplays sometimes. As you can tell he is… large… which helps for certain cosplays. If you guys have any suggestions for me or him individually or something we should do together I’d love to hear them! Right now my thoughts are Mccree from Overwatch, Garrett Hawke from Dragon Age (thats the obvious first choice but it is……. a very hard cosplay…….), Marvels Hercules, and Metal Bat from One Punch Man. Looking forward to hearing suggestions!
I don't really understand how heaven will work (or rather, a restored earth). In revelations it says there will be no more pain and no more tears, which means (I've come to understand) that there will be no more suffering. But that's hard for me to understand because as long as we have choice, there's temptation to not choose God (aka, sin). So can you explain to me how eternity with God will work if we still have free will (if we do..)
Hey my friend, I must confess right away that I don’t have all the answers on this one and I do accept some mystery within theology here. My three lb. brain couldn’t possibly fit these kinds of paradoxes, and I’m okay with that.
But to attempt to humbly answer your question, I would actually propose that we already want to choose God amidst our temptation, even now, without considering Heaven into the equation. Romans 7:15-25 implies that there is “good” within us that wants to do what God wants, which is part of our imago dei. But “sin living in me” ends up choosing against God. Of course, that doesn’t absolve our own human responsibility, but it means that Heaven is the place where the tension between our broken will and choosing God’s best is finally resolved, so that we freely choose God as we have always wanted.
I believe the natural impulse of people is to truly pursue after God’s goodness and glory, but our sick sin-condition has corrupted every avenue.
In Heaven, I believe we will have what we always hoped for on earth: a relationship in which we can voluntarily choose to love a perfect love with our perfected love. It couldn’t be Heaven without it. Our kindred brother C.S. Lewis put it this way —
“The happiness which God designs for His higher creatures is the happiness of being freely, voluntarily united to Him and to each other in an ecstasy of love and delight compared with which the most rapturous love between a man and a woman on this earth is mere milk and water. And for that they’ve got to be free.”
And on suffering: I’m not entirely sure how God wipes away every tear. I don’t know how God could do that without removing large chunks of my memory or even my entire personality. I leave some of that to a mystery I can’t explain. But I also imagine that the total immensity of God’s presence would overwhelm a lot of my questions. Not to diminish very real suffering: but I think when we get to the other side, most of our journey would feel like a stubbed toe on the way to a vault with a trillion dollars. The value of that treasure doesn’t decrease, but our pain certainly would. Again, to quote Lewis:
“I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice?”