the allie experiment

anonymous asked:

for some reason i have never watched you do a speedpaint until today and dude?????? i was missing out on so much watching the speedpaint made me feel like i was on a whole other level of reality because it was just so good??? seeing how you make your art is an out of body experience honestly.

gsgsshsjsjjs all the hours of editing and stressing over which soundtracks to use was worth it for messages like these thankyou ily

My Fifth harmony 7/27 Super VIP/ Meet and Greet concert experience. 5h live in Manila. -Marga (legalmargamind)

So I thought it is about damn time that I make a long ass post about this and share my experience with ya’ll.

So it was April 5, 2017. Fifth harmony live in Manila. A date I would never forget.

When the girls first announced their Asian tour I was so fucking ecstatic. I was like ‘Fuck. I def need to be there. I need to meet them.’

The announcement was made several months before the actual concert and I fucking knew that I had to contact the concert organizers here and their 5h team overseas immediately to make sure I get a Super VIP slot. So I did.

I can still remember that day. I woke up. Checked my notifications. There it was. “See you, Manila.” I immediately called up my bestfriend and said “Lauren is coming. I need to meet her. And you will come with me.” and she was like.. “Lauren? the one you were telling me about?” (she is not a harmonizer nor a camren shipper so she was lost hahaha) and I was like “Yea.. I flooded your inbox with pictures of her, that girl. Camila’s wife.” (She knows Camila lmao)

Fast forward to a month later, the start of ‘ticket selling’ I had a class, I remember it was a Tuesday, I remember because I had Labor Law Review that day and my professor ranked Top 3 in the bar exams so I had to be on my A game hahaha. So I woke up bright and early, went to the mall near my house where the tickets will be sold. The mall wasn’t opened yet so I waited in the car and smoked a few cigars. I then see a long fucking line of people at the entrance. I was like ‘What the actual fuck. Don’t tell me these people will line up for the tickets.” People went fucking running inside the mall to the booth and I fucking ran faster than the lighting so I was like 8th on the line. My bestfriend was at work at that time so I lined up for the both of us. So while waiting,  the employees were like “We are just waiting for the go signal.” So I looked around me, I glanced at the girl behind me and was like “Hey, are you here for the fifth harmony concert tickets?” and she was like “oh yea, what slot are you aiming for.” I was like “The front of the stage” hahahaha and we both laughed. And she was like “Who is your favorite?” and of course I said “Uhh, Lauren You?” She says “Same. Do you think if I purchase the one with the seats it would be too far from the stage?” and I was like “We have to be in front of the stage jumping, c’mon now.” long story short.. the ticket selling finally opened and I got me and my bestie Super VIP tickets. Then I had to contact the 5h overseas team, for confirmation and buy a separate Meet and Greet package. You have to have the ticket first before the other package to be valid. It was 300 dollars for the M&G, and 30 thousand pesos for the 2 Super VIP tickets.

So the day finally came. April 5, 2017. We came an hour early. People were lining up outside. We went straight on the side onto the Meet and greet booth. There were like a total of 50 of us at the line for that. So I talked to everyone in the line. They were all camren shippers. I even flirted with a few of them hahahaha. Most were really pretty hahahaha. Two of them, were like “Who are you here for?” I was like “Lauren. You?” They were like “Lauren too” hahahahahaha. And I was like “I ship her with Camila so fucking hard you have no idea.” And they were like “me too!!!” and we all clicked from there. Then Super VIP lounge opened, Liza Soberano, and this other celebrity whose name I totally forgot rn was there with us.

The Meet and Greet finally came, The people who went in first were fucking crying on the way out and I was like “Why are ya’ll crying??” and they were like “They are so gorgeous!!”

My time came.. I was wearing a body hugging tight dark maroon off shoulder dress with no pockets so I didn’t get to record the whole thing on my phone. The very kind organizer was like “I’ll juz look after your things, you can place them there at the table.”

As I was entering the room.. I hear a song.. I was floating.. I couldn’t remember the song, no one can. I was asking them and we are all fucking high. Upon entering I saw Dinah Jane first.. We immediately had a long ass eye contact like you could say we were eye fucking for 20 seconds there as I was making my way to them. Then as Ally was about to hug me, the bouncers were like “We have to be quick” and I was like placed into the middle. Normani immediately hugged me as well as Dinah, Dinah was really warm, she was like holding me and shit hahaha. Then they took the picture. In my head I was like “I need a moment with Lauren or I could never forgive myself.” So I did. I went exactly in front of her. Looked at her straight in her eyes. It was changing colors from green to gray to blue depending on where the light tilts. Then I had no idea that I was holding her waist. It came to my attention when I felt her hands sliding on my arms like in a caressing way so I was fucking high. Then she started dancing in front of me and was saying a whole bunch of things and all I can hear was “BABY” she called me “BABY” and I was like oh my fucking ghaaad. Then I hugged them and made beso beso kisses then ran outside cause my time was over I was somehow screaming to my friends “Lauren fucking called me baby!” and the organizers were like “that’s okay, I understand” hahahahaha and the bouncers were like “You all look like you have seen a ghost” and we were like “You have no fucking idea.” hahahahaha. Because I was running on the hallways the very kind organizers ran after me to give me my freebies hahahahaha which consisted of a fifth harmony bag, signed poster that smelled like roses, we didn’t know why haha. Then We went straight to the Super VIP line all shocked and giddy and very happy. My other friend was like “Why does Lauren’s signature so blurry in my poster?” I was like “There are two signatures in there, her pen must have been running out. You can now sell that twice the price.” hahahahaha. So me and four of my friends had an evil vicious plan to run in front of the stage. I was like “I fucking need to be in Lauren’s side of the stage.” So the gates opened we were all holding hands and I fucking ran in front and saved them the spots there. Hahahahaha.

The concert then started. There was an opening. They played Ariana songs and I was like “Daz Camila’s wife. You are making Lauren mad rn. Change it.” ahahahahaha.

Then one of the organizers went up to me and was like “Can you move a little to the side a bit?” and I was like “Why??” They were like “Some of the celebrities would like to be on this spot too. And I was like to my friends “Hold on to me, we will not move.” It was like Titanic at this point cause I wasn’t gonna lose my spot and he was like “Can Liza stand beside you?” I was like “Liza who?” and he was like “Soberano” and I was like “Sure.” And then she came we chatted, she is really pretty and nice and in love with Lauren too hahaha and then we took pictures together and shit hahahaha and then the people started squeezing her and I was like “Back the hell up people you are making her uncomfortable.” So long story short they had to move her at a very far area where there are not much people, I felt sorry for her because she really wanted to be in Lauren’s side in front too.

So the girls sang all of the songs in the album except for Big bad wolf which by the way I was fucking dying to see, but it is okay because Lauren winked at me. Hahahahahaha.

During the concert on to the fifth song there was a motherfucking stampede. Girls behind me literally fainted. I was in front of the stage so I was fucking squeezed and was like “Fucking calm the heck down people.” and I fucking had bruises man. But some of the girls were rushed to the ambulance. Lauren was like “Calm down. Don’t hurt each other please.” So the bouncers started throwing us bottles of water because literally I was dying of thirst this time, it was like I was stuck in the desert for a really long time.

And it went smooth from there. After the concert we were still floating. I am still floating until now. I had the time of my life.

I have uploaded the videos that I took. Most are in here if you wanna check it out. These shots are mine too, I thought Lauren and the girls looked divine here. My friends had a hundred shots I may upload them soon too.

-MARGA-


anonymous asked:

ally, how can i make art friends? i've been posting my art online for 2 years now but people never comment. i comment on other people's art sincerely as well, but it got me no where in terms of making friends. so i'm still pretty lonely so i have no one to enjoy art with :(

hmm, from my own personal experience, when someone simply compliments me on my art i don’t know what else to say other than the many versions of thankyou to express gratefulness? overcomplimenting tends to create a gap between people as well when they feel overwhelmed hahaha

on twitter, i mutual with creators who appear often in my mentions to chat about everything from art to personal posts. you can try to initiate more casual, engaging conversations, instead of just the basic/formal “i love your art!” liners, to form a deeper relationship or leave a “this is a friend!!!!!” impression?

try to think about what you’re drawing as well and question whether it… just looks nice? or is it engaging enough to initiate a reaction or discussion in the comments. does it have a story? :)

The Canadians

Shock troops.

Canada automatically joined Britain when war was declared on Germany in August 1914. The Dominion’s government, however, was free to choose its level of involvement. Following Britain’s lead, Canada declared war as well and created the Canadian Expeditionary Force to send over to France as soon as possible. Canada only had a small standing force and not much history participating in Britain’s overseas wars. Nevertheless, thousands of Canadians immediately volunteered.

Five Canadian divisions were raised between 1914 and January 1917, but the first ones missed the bloodshed of 1914, arriving in Britain in early 1915 before heading to France. However, they had the dubious honor of being among the first Allied units to experience a gas attack, when the 1st Canadian Division was sent to fill a breach in the line at the Second Battle of Ypres in April 1915. Fighting with urine-soaked flannel over their mouths as their only protection, the Canadians established a reputation as tough and reliable troops who could be trusted to plug a gap in the line or lead an assault.

In the early 1900s Canada retained very close imperial ties to Britain. in fact, more than half the men in the CEF were British-born immigrants, and over three fourths of the first contingents to arrive in France had been British-born. Whereas English Canadians resolutely supported the war, however, French Canadians felt more lukewarm about a conflict they felt was mostly being fought for the British Empire. Tensions between the English and French Canadian communities remained long past 1918, when widespread rioting broke out in Quebec after the arrest of a French Canadian who refused to be conscripted. 

Canadian soldiers with their finicky but deadly Ross rifles.

Canadian soldiers wore British uniforms, but first arrived in France with a unique Ross Mark III rifle. Although the Ross was exceptionally accurate, it was too sophisicated and finicky for the muddy trenches, and by the Battle of the Somme all Canadian soldiers had been armed with the Lee Enfield SMLE, although a few Canadian and British snipers held on to their Rosses.

Canada did not need to impose conscription until August 1917, over a year after Britain. By then Canada was having a hard time replenishing units which had taken a bad mauling at the Somme and then again in April 1917 at Vimy Ridge. The battle at Vimy remains etched into Canadian national conscious, similar to Gallipoli in Australian memory. Canadian soldiers succeeded in taking Vimy Ridge in one day, against incredibly strong German opposition that had resisted every Allied attack since 1914. Beforehand many had believed it to be impermeable. The fall of Vimy in one day was one of the war’s most remarkable feats.

Perhaps an even greater achievement, however was Canada’s role in the Hundred Day’s Offensive in the summer of 1918, when Canadian soldiers breached the defenses of the German Hindenburg Line. The successful achievements, as well as the sacrifices, of Canadian troops during World War One helped establish a sense of Canadian nationhood when the CEF returned after the war.

Canadian soldiers arrive home in Toronto, 1919.

Nothing is perfect, and I think we all know that by now. No person or media is completely pure. Some may have more flaws than others, but, at the base of it all, everything does. And there’s no problem with acknowledging those flaws. There’s nothing wrong with pointing out a problem, and there’s nothing wrong with telling someone about those flaws in the hopes of educating them.

But know what will never help you?

Resorting to taunts and insults. All that you’re doing is showing someone that you’re incredibly immature and unable to get your message across. And even if you had a very valid, important point to make, they’ll take it with a grain of salt. That thing you feel so strongly about will be tossed aside because it’s just nonsense spewed out by a hater.

Know what does help?

Having a polite, informative conversation. If you have a point you want to make, support it with valid sources and possibly your own experiences if they happen to apply. Don’t go into it thinking that you’re always remain as enemies. Then you’re back at square one. Your goal is to educate, not to create more tension between groups with different views.

Of course things aren’t always going to turn out for the best. That’s understandable and an unfortunate reality. But if the conversation doesn’t go the way you want, or the person really upsets you because of their beliefs, you can always hit the block button.

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Kat Blaque’s Dear Arielle Scarcella: Please Stop

Let me explain something really quickly, I have no interest in watching any more of Arielle Scarcella’s videos because I was personally v offended by another pair of her videos What Lesbians Think of Bisexuals and the accompanying Bisexuals Respond to “What lesbians think of Bisexuals.”  The fact was it was triggering for me on two levels, one because it was just like all the other microaggressions I’ve been subjected to in my life about being bisexual and two because the bisexuals featured in the second vid had prioritized the feelings of lesbians over their own feelings (hi hello that’s fucking gross to watch bi phobia internalized like that, I’m still trying to rid myself of lots of that crap). Fast forward to a few nights ago when my friend messaged me about Arielle Scarcella’s vid (on girlfriends tv), “Would you sleep with a lesbian with a penis?

The reason I don’t recommend watching Arielle Scarcella’s video is because she is a v popular youtuber with over 300k subscribers on her personal channel alone, plus 100k subscribers on Girlfriends tv.  Its basically a numbers game and you are giving her money to be transphobic.  Whereas watching Kat Blaque’s video will give you the perspective from a trans woman on how offensive Arielle’s video was and how it could have been easily fixed.

Finally, I wish I had the guts to make youtube videos, (I’m just too shy, I’ve tried making them before and it was a disaster) because I was so offended by Arielle’s videos. I feel like Kat Blaque has the guts I always lacked in both speaking out against a popular youtuber and just being so open about her personal life. But the moral of the story is that cis white monosexuals like Arielle never consider how much privilege they have and how intimidating it can be to confront or disagree with someone as popular as them. Arielle has a habit of attracting people who agree with her and only featuring them and always prioritizing her feelings (her privileged feelings I might add) over those of other marginalized groups. That isn’t how intersectional feminism works.  I really want you all to understand how much bigotry is rewarded on Youtube (Tyler Oakley is racist, Nash Grier is homophobic, Laci Green is transphobic), especially if you’re a white cis monosexual. So just to recap, don’t bother watching Arielle unless you really want to support her, when you could support Kat instead. 

Reminder this is their subscriber counts:

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All my life, I’ve been running. It’s all I’ve ever known. 
And I’ve always found one thing to be true.
It’s the only thing you have to remember. The only thing you need to believe.
No matter how bad things get, there’s always a way out.

anonymous asked:

Last night i was walking home with my friends and we found a dog? It was just on the pavement and it was raining and we were all worried so we brought her back to mine and aaaa im a nervous person anyway but idk who's dog this is shes old looking and i called the council who will contact the dog people to help but i really hope shes okay here i have a dog myself so cant leave her loose in case he doesnt like her but i hear her crying but i cant do anything until the dog people arrive ;;

OMGGGG. please let me know how it goes ;;__;; does she have a collar? hopefully she has a microchip if she has an owner, but more than anything i hope that she’ll be taken in by animal welfare centres if she isn’t. ;3;

anonymous asked:

I've been reading all your posts about straight larries place in the fandom and withholding my initial reaction of defense so I can learn better. I really want to be the best ally I can. So far most posts have been focused on what straight larries SHOULDN'T do.I was wondering if you had any advice or suggestions for what we CAN do to be better allies? I realize this is not your job to hold our hands, so feel free to pass on this if you want. Thank you for all you do! Ive learned a lot from you

Thank you for the kindly worded ask. I’m happy to talk about what straight allies can do to ACTUALLY be allies instead of just existing in the fandom in a passive way and acting like supporting a single closeted couple of attractive gay boys is allyship. 

1. FIRST THINGS FIRST: LISTEN TO LGBTQ VOICES! if an LGBTQ person expresses discomfort at something, it’s your job as an ally to not speak over that discomfort, defend yourself, explain yourself etc. Most of us know you have good intentions, so you don’t need to justify that…just listen. Take feedback. Apologize. SO MANY successful conversations I’ve had on this website with straight bloggers go like this: “You might not realize it but x, y, z thing you said or did is actually homophobic and harmful. Here’s why.” and they say, “Shit, sorry, didn’t mean to, I’ll work on that/correct the behavior” and it’s done! Taking feedback and criticism gracefully is a must. Feedback and criticism are NOT BULLYING, they’re designed to alter harmful behaviors so that allies can go into the world and point out and correct those behaviors in other straight people. Being an ally is a learning experience. 

2. UNDERSTAND THAT LGBTQ PEOPLE ARE NOT A MONOLITH: Just because you have a gay best friend or a lesbian daughter who is not offended or upset by something you said or  did does not excuse you from criticism, and does not erase than another LGBTQ person is offended or upset. We’re a diverse community with diverse experiences and we don’t all share the same beliefs or triggers! Things that upset my friend might not upset me and vice versa, but straight allies don’t get to use their experience with a single LGBTQ person to invalidate the criticism of others. 

3. ASK QUESTIONS! If you’re not sure if something is ok or not, just ask!!! Most people will be happy to help or offer their opinion. Ask around about, get feedback from a diverse host of LGBTQ people to hear if feelings differ across a spectrum.( Keep in mind Its not LGBTQ people’s jobs to educate straight people on homophobia, so if someone doesn’t have the emotional energy or turns your question away, you have to realize that’s ok, too. The community does not owe you anything. )

4.EDUCATE OTHER STRAIGHT PEOPLE: When you witness homophobic micro aggressions? Address them! Take what you’ve learned and spread it beyond your circle! Use your voice and your privilege to call out homophobia and hold other straight people accountable. 

You also might want to read this lovely post  @cuethetommo made about how rainbows are a responsibility. It touches on other responsibilities allies have, and it very concise and well worded. Also, @tellmethisisnotlove made this post recently about what it means to be an ally, and @silverfoxlouis contributed a wonderful addition. You can read that here. 

Good luck!!! I hope that’s helpful. 

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ok for y'all interested, here was my take on the game. So me and my friend got there around the middle of the first half of the germany vs. england game. It was pretty chill and people were starting to file in. The crowd went wild when germany scored. When the game ended, Tony duggan from england saw a sign for her and went over to take some pics. A lot of the german players were cooling down in front of us so we moved one row up to try and get pics. They were super nice and so many of their players stayed and signed almost everything that everyone on my side had. Alex Popp was super cute and so nice and took pics with us. She also gave away her cleats to fans. I saw the german goal keeper did the same with her gloves. Marozsan (german captain) stayed the longest and signed pretty much everything. She was talking to some of the girls next to us with Germany jerseys on and was really appreciative of us. The gals finally came out to warm up and were super pumped. I saw allie and pughs hand shake in real time so that was amazing. Wish i recored that. Tobin and christen were shooting on goal together and they were on fire. Alyssa was warming up so well and ash kept patting her and giving her thumbs up. The game started and the crowd was pretty interactive. Halfway thru the first half the subs came to keep warm a few feet from me. Everyone kept yelling for julie and then we started chanting her name and she looked so cute and bashful and smiled. Ali and ash were attached at the hip the whole game. They warmed up together, would turn and talk about the game, and then warm up together again. During pregame/national anthem ali moved to stand by ash and then she was talking to kelley after and moved all the way down the bench to sit with ash. Too cute. after half time everyone was definitely frustrated with the game. Everyone was praising alyssa so that was super sweet. You could tell the team was getting frustrated, ali and ash were warming up in front of me when the 3rd goal went in and ash just shook her head and turned away and ali game a closed lip upset/disappointed look to the stands. After that they walked back to the bench. After the game, the girls stood around during the ceremony and looked so sad. It hurt my heart. after that, kelley left right away (probs bc of her injury), and so did jill (which she better have because so many people had some stuff to say to her…) and then the girls started signing stuff. Press came our way but didn’t sign muted. She looked like a sad puppy which made me so sad. She didn’t say a word to any of the fans. Carli looked pissed (understandably) but came over and took pics and signed stuff and was a great sport. Moe came our way and was super sweet and smiley and appreciative of the fans. Lynn also came to us and signed everything given to her. She was super sweet and was chatting with some of the littler girls beside us. Ali stayed the longest (I’m guessing cuz DC) and she signed so much. She came our way but turned which made me a little sad, but i was appreciative that she stayed so long for everyone. She was very smiley and was deff being a great sport also. Becky i think did some media so she was the last to leave the field but she was waving and thanking everyone, true hero. Although it wasn’t a great game, i can say it was a great experience. Ps allie long was so funny all game she is deff one of my faves. She looked like she was being so interactive with fans

if Aaron Rodgers takes a knee I will finally truly love a football player again

Things only Harmonizers understand:

(Little harmonizer experiment, mark every sentence you know or understand, and reblog)

“Have you ever seen the Impossible become possible?”

“I helped putting them together”

“Lauren’s mine”

LYLAS

“my boyfriend”

“Ally, is not a wedding”

Biggie and Smallz

1432

Harmonize America

Cheechee and Chancho

DC3

T&T

Thug Harmony

“letitbeletitbeletitbeee”

Lern Jergi

China and walz

The Grammar Queen

Ashley

Fifth Unison

Miamicutie1996

Sixth harmony?

“Bah Felicia”

“Fucking idiots. That’s bullshit”

“We ended up showering together”

the golden fish rap

CC7

Cake (No more cake for you)

“hey mama you got a nice ass”

BHB’s

Waffle House

Dancing Like a White Girl

#LaurenIsOurPrincess

“You smell like spaghetti”

“I tried salmon!”

#Yolandah

4th harmony……

“Pero like”

“I’m the father”

“I thought you said balls”

the impersonation of shakira

“but really she wants camila”

the tounge trick

Over and Tellin’ me

Butterfly queen 1 and butterfly queen2

“Very separatly single”

Cool rocker girlfriend

No album era

*Accidentally blocks harry styles*

B-A-R-B-I-E

What happened in the elevator?

The spatula 

Big Rob’s tackle

the Camwich

VMA’s 2014

“I’ve never heard any of you snore andI’ve slept with all of you…” 

Baljeet and *noises*

Forehead mole

Captain chelsea and Captain Dinah

sledgehammer’s laurinah dance

“Girls can do themselves”

Planet green eyes

YAS BOOBOO

(comment in the tags if i missed any you think is worth remembering)

In my experience tryhard allies don’t like actually arguing with poc that disagree with them and they think they’re doing some favor by adopting a stance of quietism even if they’re being explicitly confronted when it fact it comes off more as dehumanizing

Today’s Story: Gay

Someone unimportant asked why I was gay, and I gave them my answer. It occurred to me that I actually had an answer, and I wondered if straight people had that.

I’ve started asking some of my straight friends why they are straight. Usually I get blank confusion, or a “because I like boys/girls” and if I press beyond that, many don’t have answers. They’ve never been asked.

All the implications of my findings I’ll leave off from, but here is the most quality interactions I’ve received from this experiment.

1.)

“So why are you straight”

“I’m…. I’m not…. straight?”

“Oh.”

“I’m bi.”

“I see. Hello there.”

“Hey cutie.”

2.)

“So why are you straight.”

*long pause of thought* “I don’t know… I sticky with the dicky”

*collapses into hysterics*

Thank you for showing up you can go home now.

anonymous asked:

brendon "yeah i fetishize wlw but i wave a pride flag some random fan gave me onstage so im an ally right" urie

brendon “experimenting automatically makes you lgbt” urie

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This literally made me sick. Fucking terrible how people can be so disrespectful, so violent. Please watch this, spread this around and educate your friends, family and anyone who just doesn’t know for a better tomorrow.  The result is a heart wrenching technicolor spectacle that raises questions about gender stereotypes, mob mentality, and violence in America. 

Please share this.