the freedom of having no direction

anonymous asked:

You heard about the Manchester attack right? Anyways not here to talk about that but the jokes like "they died because Adriana's songs are so terrible" that everyone's getting upset about. Do you think people are too sensitive if they get enraged by these jokes? I personally don't. Many people joke about a tragedy as a way of coping.

I think those kinds of jokes are incredibly insensitive, especially when they’re directed at people who were directly affected by what happened. People have every right to be offended over jokes about the very recent deaths of these people, especially if they lost someone they knew. You’re allowed to make whatever jokes you want -that’s the joy of free speech- but don’t be surprised when someone tells you off for being a dick and trying to be edgy.

cnn.com
BREAKING: Trump officially withdraws protections for transgender students
The Trump administration on Wednesday night withdrew Obama-era guidance on transgender bathroom use in public schools.
By Ariane de Vogue, Mary Kay Mallonee and Emanuella Grinberg, CNN

The Trump administration has officially withdrawn the guidelines issued by President Obama which protected transgender students’ rights to use gender-affirming bathrooms, have their correct names and pronouns used at school, and overall be treated as the gender with which they identify. It’s all gone. 

While some protections still exist in certain local or state governments, the removal of federal guidelines means trans students in conservative, anti-LGBT areas are out of luck. 

In a two-page “Dear Colleague” letter to public schools, the Trump administration said the existing guidance did not “contain extensive legal analysis or explain how the position is consistent with the express language of Title IX, nor did they undergo any formal public process.”

The letter – which does not offer new guidance but simply withdraws the Obama administration policy – says there must be “due regard” for the role of states and local school districts in shaping education policy in schools.“

As President Trump has clearly stated, he believes policy regarding transgender bathrooms should be decided at the state level,” the White House said in a statement. “The joint decision made today by the Department of Justice and the Department of Education returning power to the states paves the way for an open and inclusive process to take place at the local level with input from parents, students, teachers and administrators.”

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the administration has “a responsibility to protect every student in America and ensure that they have the freedom to learn and thrive in a safe and trusted environment.”

This is not merely a federal mandate, but a moral obligation no individual, school, district or state can abdicate,“ the statement continued. "At my direction, the department’s Office for Civil Rights remains committed to investigating all claims of discrimination, bullying and harassment against those who are most vulnerable in our schools.”

Dammit dammit dammit. We knew this would happen. He tried to claim he was an ally, and we knew from the start he was lying, and look where the f*ck we are now. But we’re not done here. We will fight this. We will right this wrong. Trans friends: you are valid and worthy exactly as you are.

venus

ARIES

You are direct and go after what you want.  No one usually has to guess what you feel or who interests you!  You are a born leader and a great social spark plug who gets things moving with both friends and strangers.  You probably like kung fu movies and red cars.  You are often first to express affection but sometimes you are too obvious or pushy.  You may need to be more subtle and tactful to get what you want.  You fall in love quickly, and can fall out of love just as quickly.  You need to learn patience in love.  When you mature, you can be very devoted.  You anger easily, but when you express your feelings right away and move on, you are one of the quickest Venus signs to forgive.
What you have to give: Enthusiasm
What you need to learn most: Cooperation
Famous people with Venus in Aries: Shakira, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Keira Knightley

TAURUS
Relax… yours is one of the naturally smart Venus placements.  If you’re not too lazy, that is. You enjoy the simple pleasures of life – a warm place to live, soft bed, tasty food, and a big easy chair to nap in.  If you can enjoy any of these comforts in pleasant outdoor surroundings, so much the better.  You like nature, appreciate music and art, and want good quality in the things that you buy.  You are loyal and reliable but may need to make sure your relationships don’t get stale out of habit.  Your best approach is to draw people to you with your quiet strength rather than racing out after them.  You are often the calm in the center of the storm, someone your friends can count on. Avoid treating people as possessions or only liking them for their “stuff.”.
What you have to give: Stability
What you need to learn most: Change can be good!
Famous people with Venus in Taurus: Jessica Alba, Lana Del Rey, Johnny Depp, Kanye West

GEMINI
You have one of the more difficult Venus placements because it’s hard for you to make up your mind about what you want.  No one thing holds your interest for very long.  You are quite curious, and enjoy finding out details about people you meet every day.  You would make a good tour guide or teacher as you love learning and sharing information.  Variety is very important to you and you may have friends from many different groups at school.  Sometimes you may talk about people just to release tension.  The next time you start to do that, ask yourself, “Is what I’m about to say really necessary?”  You are naturally funny and your sense of humor attracts people to you.  Learn to keep your attention focused on the person you’re with, and develop a few relationships more deeply rather than scattering your attention
What you have to give:  A playful spirit
What you need to learn most: Nothing grows well without time and attention.
Famous people with Venus in Gemini: Jennifer Lopez, Megan Fox, Uma Thurman, Sandra Bullock

CANCER
You are sweet and sentimental and you hope for a happy home and family life.  Your moods go up and down and you can be insecure, often seeking reassurance from those you love.  You are fiercely protective of people and places that mean a lot to you, like a bear protecting her cubs.  Sometimes you want to be babied, and that’s okay!  But, since Cancer is the “mother” sign of the zodiac, you also have a tendency to take care of others (feeding, giving advice, finding lost things, etc.) and may sometimes need to let people do things for themselves.  You enjoy spending time at home or in the homes of your friends rather than going out a lot.  You can probably learn a lot from your relatives, especially your grandparents.  You can be easily hurt in love and must be careful about choosing the people with whom you share your heart.
What you have to give: Emotional closeness
What you need to learn most: Real security comes from inside.
Famous people with Venus in Cancer: Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Natalie Portman, Halle Barry

LEO
You are a passionate person with a great wish to be noticed and appreciated.  You are very generous and want to find warmth and beauty in the lives of your friends and loved ones.  Though you can be dramatic and tend to exaggerate, you have a great capacity for devotion.  It’s a good idea for you to have some area in life where you can be a “star,” whether through drama, sports, or teaching younger children.  Dating was probably invented with you in mind, as you love romance and are very creative in thinking of new places to go and things to try.  Remember to get to know the actual person you date, rather than a vision of that person that may seem real to you, but is really only your fantasy.
What you have to give: Confidence
What you need to learn most: Humility
Famous people with Venus in Leo: Selena Gomez, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Amy Winehouse

VIRGO
You are often shy, and may find it hard to make friends.  Sometimes you are critical of yourself, and avoid people because you fear criticism from others.  Other people aren’t nearly as likely to notice your flaws as you are.  You often try to figure your relationships out, as if you could take them apart piece by piece.  Try being more relaxed about them and see what happens.  You are neat and orderly and like people who have good math, computer or “fix-it” skills.  You can be quite happy keeping yourself company with your friends and projects.  Don’t let people pressure you into a dating scene if you are not ready for it.  Sometimes your desire for perfection in relationships can lead you avoid them entirely or to settle for anyone.  Keep your standards high, but realize that no one is perfect.
What you have to give: Modesty
What you need to learn most: Not to worry
Famous people with Venus in Virgo: Gwen Stefani, Kim Kardashian, Eminem, Robin Williams

LIBRA
You have the potential to have great relationships.  You have a natural ability to cooperate, and you usually demonstrate grace and fairness in your interactions with others.  Your Venus is at the balancing point halfway through the zodiac.  This makes you a good peacemaker between your friends.  You could be a good attorney, artist, or salesperson by using your ability to negotiate, your love of beauty and balance, and your charm.  You like music and art, and find ugliness in any form quite irritating.  On the down side, sometimes it is hard for you to know what you think or feel without asking other people.  You need to try to develop opinions and standards of your own.
What you have to give: Companionship
What you need to learn most: Not caring quite as much what other people think
Famous people with Venus in Libra: Beyoncé, Freddie Mercury, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone

SCORPIO
With Venus in Scorpio you have special responsibilities.  You have strong desires and must direct them toward your highest goals for best results.  You are passionate and intense in your relationships.  In fact, sometimes you might secretly enjoy creating a big crisis in your life just so you can fix or clean it up!  You have a strong influence on others for good or bad, and should try to use your healing (constructive) rather than mean (destructive) tendencies.  You are good at keeping secrets, but you can be jealous and controlling at times.  You are likely to learn a lot through your sexual experiences.  You tend to rush into these when it might be better to stand back and get to know a person in other ways beforehand.  You can also help others learn how to use their sexuality wisely.  Your anger can seem invisible to others until the day it boils over, so try to let off a little bit of steam at a time.
What you have to give: Intensity
What you need to learn most: How to lighten up, how to let people be free
Famous people with Venus in Scorpio: Avril Lavigne, Jay-Z, Leonardo DiCaprio, Drake

SAGITTARIUS
You are happy-go-lucky and optimistic about love.  You see life as a great adventure and you need the people you love to allow you freedom to travel, either in reality or in your mind.  You usually have strong beliefs that guide your life, but sometimes you throw caution to the wind a little too easily!  You freely share your feelings, and can sometimes hurt people by your directness.  You probably are happiest in relationships with people who share your philosophy of life.  You need to get away from it all from time to time, to get a bigger picture of what is going on in your life.  Going up high on a nearby mountain can help you clear your mind.  You may have talents in sports or religion and have friends from many different countries or backgrounds.  You believe the best about people, but sometimes you overlook their deepest needs.
What you have to give: Adventure
What you need to learn most: How to pay attention to little things
Famous people with Venus in Sagittarius: Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, David Bowie

CAPRICORN
You are reliable, serious, and tend to follow through on what you say you will do.  You see love as an investment, something you are careful to choose wisely about, because you want it to last.  You may have had a difficult early family life, in which not much affection was displayed.  For some of you, it may take longer than it does for your friends to meet that true love, and you may encounter frustrating disappointments or delays.  Since Capricorn relates to the principle of TIME, you can benefit from making the most of yourself and focusing on your own goals so you will be prepared when the right partner for you does arrive.  You are more sensible than many in love, and can be honest with those you care about regarding what is really going on.  You tend to learn from your love experiences, unlike some who keep repeating them again and again.  You also can be fearful, however.  Watch to see if you turn down perfectly good opportunities that come up.  You have more walls up that others, sometimes for good reason.  Your challenge is letting those walls down with people you can trust.
What you have to give: Reliability
What you need to learn most: Some people can be trusted
Famous people with Venus in Capricorn: Scarlett Johansson, Justin Timberlake, Brad Pitt, Britney Spears

AQUARIUS
You are a little strange, if I may say so!  Actually, what I mean is that you enjoy the offbeat, unique and different in life.  You like computers, technology and revolutionary ideas.  You enjoy trying new things and meeting unusual people, and accept almost anyone without judgment.  One of your great gifts is the ability to set other people free in a way that many Venus signs find difficult.  You see a person you love not as someone to be owned (sometimes a Venus in Taurus problem), or put on a pedestal (sometimes a Venus in Leo problem), or only merged with sexually (sometimes a Venus in Scorpio problem), but as a unique friend valuable in his or her own right.  On the down side, sometimes you keep a distance in your relationships that others find frustrating.  They may want to feel more special or singled out, whereas you enjoy having a more detached kind of connection.  Sometimes you can be too cold, and break connections off with people too suddenly.  But you can be a great friend, especially for someone going through a heartache or breakup in love.
What you have to give: Independence
What you need to learn most: Romance and devotion
Famous people with Venus in Aquarius: Taylor Swift, Ashton Kutcher, Harry Styles, Kate Moss

PISCES
You are oh so sweet and usually very kind.  You love for love’s sake, not for popularity, money, security, or any other reason.  Since you are so caring, you are almost never as concerned with what people can do for you as with what you can do for them.  You can easily put yourself in other people’s shoes and feel what their lives must be like.  You enjoy giving and receiving romantic expressions of affection, such as flowers, poetry, and music, especially if you have created these yourself.  You daydream a lot and may need to make sure you see the people you love realistically.  Sometimes you would rather dream about love than make it happen!  You also need to watch a tendency to be taken advantage of by people who aren’t as nice as you are.  Some of you may be the more sneaky Pisces types, who need to learn to be direct and honest.  You like quiet, soothing places, and being near water can be enjoyable for you.
What you have to give: Peace
What you need to learn most: Persistence
Famous people with Venus in Pisces: Kurt Cobain, Justin Bieber, Emma Watson, Penélope Cruz

Braved D.W. to listen to Niall on the podcast.

– Initially he told the producer he wanted to pull back on ‘Slow Hands’ because he thought it was getting too wild/funky. The song is ‘a sexy one’ with a 70s/80s vibe. Has a big riff/electronic guitar moment. Niall said it basically took on a life’s of its own.

–Album is 50/50 split between uptempo and more stripped/guitar driven.

– Regarding the new label, wanted a fresh start and to see a different side of the industry. He has freedom to work at his pace, but he also has great support/backing in large numbers. Having a lot of fun.

– Anticipates all the guys will tour their solo music and that it will take about a year. No timestamp on 1D reunion. When the call comes, he will be there.

– Niall leaves it open that One Direction could possibly reunite as a trio after Dan wonders “what if one member decides not to return”. Says no one has discussed anything / no specific plans have been made. It’s too soon.

– Regarding Zayn rejoining the group, Niall said “the fans would love it” but reiterates that these conversations are just too premature.

– Group did not want to make Louis’ X Factor performance a media circus given the circumstances. Would have been cringy with pictures/PR. Kept things private. Highly emotional obviously. Said Louis was incredible. *sniff*

– SOTT is “very Harry”. He was listening to it before the podcast. Said Harry was genius on SNL. Very funny. His Jagger imitation was brilliant.

– The guys are still connected/try to stay updated with everyone’s moves and new music. Lives by Louis, has presents all picked out for Liam’s son and will probably see Harry record for James’ show.

– Unbelievable to watch James’ ascent on the Late Late show. Same with Ben. Going to the show feels like home. He gets his haircut there, lol.

– Not on Tinder. Online dating not for him. Usually gets set up / bumps into ppl at bars. Can be quite shy with the “odd butterflies”.

– Promo through May/June/July. Eager to get back to work. Got all the time off he wanted.

– James Blunt is favorite Twitter profile. Thinks Arianna Grande is genius on Snapchat with fans. Golf channel favorite TV. Traffic app is his fave. “oh God I live such an exciting life..golf and traffic.” lol

Aquarius - Devoting from a Distance 

Aquarius can be the most elusive sign in love. Collective romance sweeps through intellectual Aquarius. Their humanitarian qualities are impossible to ignore. And they flood with love, but they are a diamond in the rough, and their love is not reserved for you. It is reserved for mother earth, for sea life and tree life, for experience, learning, culture, and progression. Aquarians typically resist drama or soaking emotion in love. The born explorer retains heavy guard over independence and the freedom of thought and expression. They will rarely let another human influence their decisions, morale, or values. The crystal, airy glass wall can be erected before Aquarius. Detachment gives them a cool and casual approach to love and social processes in general. Aquarius is certainly romantic. Unusual gestures, sharp minds, freedom fighters, these personalities shock jolt the electric Aquarius heart. And this heart is so often repressed by constant, chaotic thoughts, embarrassment, and the fear of vulnerability. They have subtle ways of expressing their feelings, and its of the Aquarian nature to be paradoxical in everything they do. Love with Aquarius is stimulating, playful, enlightening and above all, confusing. One of the zodiac’s biggest hearts is constantly combating dissociation, indifference and a fear of sentimentality. The heavier the emotion, the more increasingly uncomfortable or agitated Aquarius becomes.

Saturn is the ruler of Aquarius and the cold, dry planet is renowned for stifling innocence, vulnerability, creativity, and sensitivity. Aquarians are highly responsive to pain and cruelty, but they rarely let emotionality take over. Often they consciously decide to keep a safe distance from their own feelings, banishing them so they can be directed into something more meaningful, so they are not so messy or invasive. Love can be displayed through wisdom and guidance, through sharing their most outstanding ideas, through giving you freedom to be yourself, and wander, and love in your own lyric. It’s true Aquarius can be overcome with emotion. So many Aquarians have Pisces influence in the chart. Aquarius is the sign of rain so crying provides an excellent cleanse. But its rare to see an Aquarius indulge in emotional displays, they can feel shame or insufficiency. The humanitarian directs love on behalf of the greater collective, ensuring survival of the most innocent and assaulted. And yet, the Aquarius rarely self-soothes, often comparing and diminishing their trauma to others and forcing themselves to survive in isolation. When Aquarius fails to reveal their feelings of sadness or hopelessness to lovers, their distance and silence can cut like a knife.

The Aquarius has an unconscious fear that desire for one person will extinguish their flame. The sign of tribes, groups, and community are programmed to scatter their love amongst humanity rather than direct it one on one. This is why so many Aquarians become teachers, medical researchers, volunteers, and public health advocates - they feel inherent responsibility and love for people, especially children and animals. The Aquarius can deeply desire love, but their nature makes it more elusive than it need be. Aquarians are not suspicious, but any form of betrayal will rip them into pieces, because opening their heart was such an ordeal. They had to detangle bubblewrap and squeeze so many feelings into one person. Absence makes the Uranus heart grow fonder, and they are rarely lonely when they are alone. What they really seek is somebody they can ‘be alone with’, that is, retain their normal routine with somebody to bounce energy off. The Aquarius will probe and provoke your deepest and darkest realms, but don’t expect access to theirs. Like an internal roller coaster, the complexities of Aquarius are confusing and exhilarating, each gesture of love navigated by intellect and thought. Something traditionally romantic could make them giggle and disengage. Something stimulating, exciting, a place, a person, somebody just vibrating to their own frequency, is what melts the Aquarian heart. Light, breezy, and sanguine individuals, Aquarians rarely notice when someone is flirting or taking an interest, and they must be free to roam uninhibited in love. Someone as unique as Aquarius needs to wait for someone equally as special. And finding another diamond in the rough can take a lot of digging.

-C.

  • What I want: Viktor's serenity, Yuuri's work ethic, Yurio's drive, Otabek's tenacity, JJ's confidence, Cristophe's freedom, Phichit's outgoing nature
  • What I have: Viktor's lack of direction, Yuuri's anxiety, Yurio's frustration, Otabek's difficulty with friendships, JJ's overload of expectations for himself, Cristophe's flightiness, Phichit's addiction to social media

“I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: 'I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action’; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a 'more convenient season.’ Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr. | Letter from Birmingham Jail 

thatkevinsmith: Aw, Kraptonite! It’s all over! Finished my second episode of @supergirlcw at 11:30 last night with these cosplaying characters. Thank you @davidharewood, @melissabenoist & @chy_leigh - the heart, soul and spine of this wonderful weekly hour on @thecw - as well as the rest of the cast and the entire #vancouver crew! If you can’t tell, I love “directing” the @dccomics shows in the #berlantiverse. Doing so has made me a stronger film-maker while allowing me to play with someone else’s toys and IP. But it also provides nice cover for me in my day job so I can make masturbatory movies like @tuskthemovie & @yogahosers. Some indie filmmakers in the 90’s used to work under a “One for me, One for them” philosophy - the idea being you work with a studio on something they own then jump back into the freedom of no-budget filmmaking afterwards (Soderbergh popularized this approach). Directing #supergirl and @cwtheflash is kinda like a modern-day version of that for me on one level: the three well-received eps I handled that people have seen thus far clearly indicate I know how to direct and can color within the lines when it’s necessary. But my bat-shit crazy Canadian flicks (the #truenorthtrilogy) allow me to color my flicks any way I want, all artsy or stupid - which has resulted in a few baffled or hostile reactions and calls for my DGA card to be confiscated. So in a way, #supergirl has actually saved my fat ass IRL: working with this show lets me be considered “good” at directing for others while I’m so busy trying to be “bad” at directing my own material (though I like to think the flicks are more experimental than “bad”). Just another reason I love shooting shit with the folks in the photo above: by helping them be fake people, they help me be the real me. Never be scared to make what YOU want to see, Kids - but if you’re gonna get goofy with your personal work, it’s a good idea to simultaneously show folks you’re not really an idiot - you’re just trying out new stuff. Fortune favors the bold! #KevinSmith #supergirlseason2 #melissabenoist #davidharewood #chylerleigh

Harry Styles: The Rockstar Nobody Expected (And How That Will Help Him)
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Just over a week ago, one-time One Direction singer Harry Styles finally ventured out on his own musically with his debut single as a solo act, “Sign Of The Times,” and the track wasted no time in immediately certifying the British musician as a smashing success. The song kicked off its charting life in the singer’s home country at No. 1, knocking Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” out of the top spot after an incredible 13-week run. Here in the States, the track also performed well upon arrival, starting at No. 4, and there is the possibility it could continue to rise.

While Styles had plenty going for him before anybody even heard what he had to offer—a famous name, a dedicated fan base, a powerful record label with massive resources and a level of anticipation which is rarely seen in the music industry—there is one thing about “Sign” that is also helping him succeed: the song’s genre.

It would have been incredibly easy for Styles to pair up with serious pop hitmakers like Max Martin and his crew and secure a No. 1 smash worldwide, but instead, he opted to go another route and take a risk. “Sign” sounds like it belongs more appropriately in the 1970’s than in 2017, and while that might not work for many acts, it’s helping Styles rise to the top of charts everywhere. Who else has the power to try to push glam psych-rock in an electro-pop world but somebody who has already proven themselves to be one of the most successful musicians in history by the age of 23?

“Sign Of The Times’ was greeted first with surprise, and then with almost unanimous acclaim. Critics everywhere loved not only the chance Styles took in going down this rock-y road, but many applauded the song itself, and the majority of media outlets suggested readers give the cut a try. Skeptics and those expecting more boy band-esque fodder were forced to immediately reconsider the man not just as a bestseller, but now as a true artist. One Direction may have taken over the world with their music, but they were never true critical favorites. Where he stands in the eyes of critics and music journalists everywhere may change now that Styles has shown what he can do when left to create with the right talents and some freedom. “Sign” elevates him to a place few singers reach after leaving the group that made them stars.

Perhaps most importantly, everything about his first single out of the gate as a standalone act separates him noticeably from his former bandmates, all of whom are also attempting to make it as solo artists. Zayn, the first One Direction member to leave the band, has already achieved global success, and he is now attempting to do so again with a second album, which is expected later this summer. Other 1D singers like Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson have only dropped one proper single, but they are also off to a good start. Each man has chosen a different lane to operate in, and he and his team were smart enough to know that if they were going to succeed, they needed to differentiate the British boybander from the crowd…and it’s working.

In fact, nobody in the top 40 world is rocking out like Styles seems prepared to do with his upcoming self-titled album, and that will work in his favor. It’s incredibly difficult to out-pop Katy Perry or Lady Gaga, or to beat Calvin Harris or The Chainsmokers when it comes to EDM, but without a serious, famous challenger in the rock arena, Styles can claim charting records and shoot up the charts and grab plenty of attention and new fans doing so.

These are still early days for Harry’s fledgling solo career, but with a serious smash hit already to his credit, a slew of public appearances currently taking place and an album scheduled for less than a month from now, an era of rock and roll from an unlikely candidate may already be upon us.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcintyre/2017/04/21/harry-styles-the-rockstar-nobody-expected-and-how-that-will-help-him/#6cf94cb87164

anonymous asked:

Sorry if I'm bothering you but can you share why you think avatar is bad?

hoo boy man ur asking for a lot bc that show is a complete and utter M E S S. first, heres the main phrase my tibetan ass wants u to think about: its a show using asian/indigenous ppl and their devastating histories made by ignorant weeaboo white men. I want to write about it in detail bc i’ve always wanted to say something about this but never rly got around to doing it. maybe ill send this in letter format to the writers lol. anyways im going to split this up into parts. I’ll put a readmore bc its kinda long

@bryankonietzko take a nice long look if u still use tumblr lmao

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How to attract the MBTI types:

ISTJ: Be trustworthy and loyal, avoid lies at all cost, slow and steady, learn their likes/dislikes, invite them out.

ISFJ: Reassure them in times of need, be kind and caring, talk about family, ask for help, be their friend first, be warm and caring, give them time.

ESTJ: Be hardworking, know what you want, tell them about yourself, be honest and loyal.

ISTP: Flirt, joke around, have a carefree attitude, be adventurous, give them space, suggest new things, be careful of talking about commitment, avoid being clingy.

ENFJ: Make yourself noticed, be ambitious, make them laugh, be friends first, take your time, show respect.

INTJ: Become friends first, be yourself, start conversations, be patient, don’t rely on them to confess their feelings, do it yourself.

ENTP: Debate with them, voice your opinions but not without backing them up, give them freedom, surprise them.

ENFP: Be romantic, be mysterious, talk about your dreams, boost their self esteem, be sensitive about their needs.

INTP: Show off your intellectual side, be direct, make them laugh, be confident, Give them space.

ESTP: Take them out on adventures, do something new every time you meet, don’t talk about commitments early, don’t be afraid of getting phycial.

ESFJ: Win over their freinds, look good, take them somewhere, talk about stability and family.

ISFP: Be funny/doorky, support them, compliment them, give them freedom, acknowledge their creative works.

INFP: Listen to them, read their favorite book, open up yourself, show them that they’re special to you, give them emotional support and feedback, don’t be afraid of being intense.

INFJ: Be deep, try to open them up bit by bit while at the same time respecting their walls, show interest in their interests, listen to them.

ENTJ: Don’t be emotionally clingy, be independent, don’t be fake, run errands together.

ESFP: Flirt, joke around, be exciting and interesting, touch them.

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get to know me meme: [3/5] films  → the prince of egypt (1998) directed by:  brenda chapman, steve hickner, simon wells

“pharaoh has the power. he can take away your food, your home, your freedom. he can take away your sons and daughters. with one word, pharaoh can take away your very lives. but there is one thing he cannot take away from you: your faith. believe, for we will see God’s wonders.”

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Each member of One Direction is now worth at least £50m
The five members of One Direction – all aged 25 or under – are each worth at least £50million. They have sold ten shares in their company, 1D Media, for £70,131,909

As the baby-faced schoolboys nervously shuffled around the X Factor stage, warbling slightly off-key, few could have predicted they would go on to become global superstars.

But seven years on, and all still aged 25 or under, the five members of One Direction are each worth at least £50 million.

A year after announcing their ‘semi-retirement’, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik have sold 10 shares in their company, 1D Media, for £70,131,909 – the equivalent of £14,026,381 each – according to records filed with Companies House.

None of the group ever needs to work again as they are also still rolling in royalties from two of their other companies, Rollcall Touring and PPM.

In addition, each member has gone on to sign lucrative solo record deals, taking their individual worth to £50 million or more each.

Two of the singers – Styles, 23, and Tomlinson, 25 - are also pursuing successful extracurricular ventures in film and television respectively.

Last night a source who worked closely with One Direction said: ‘Almost from the off the boys were extremely canny when it came to matters of the purse.

‘They received sound financial advice straight away, and none of them have been reckless with their earnings.

‘The plan was always to get to this situation, and have the freedom to pursue what they really wanted. In ten years’ time, they could easily be worth £100 million each. It really is quite incredible.’

Undoubtedly the most successful of all the X Factor roster, One Direction were put together on Simon Cowell’s ITV show in 2010.

Although the quintet only came third in the competition – losing out to that year’s winner, Matt Cardle – over 17 million viewers watched the final and the band were immediately signed by Cowell’s Syco label.

One Directions established themselves as teen favourites. Obsessed fans began self-harming when Malik, 24, quit in March 2015, and helplines were set-up when the group declared they were taking a hiatus last January.

They have won six Brit awards and sold over 20 million records worldwide.

They also managed to conquer the notorious tough US market, becoming pin-ups on both sides of the Atlantic.

In 2015 it was revealed the group had earned £105 million over the course of the year, making them the wealthiest boyband in British history, and last year all five members made the Sunday Times under-30 rich list.

The singers have enjoyed the trappings of fame, including numerous five-star holidays, designer wardrobes and, between them, a fleet of luxury supercars.

But they have also invested their money wisely, with properties both here and in America and, in the case of Styles, artwork worth millions.

Last night their representatives declined to comment.  

anonymous asked:

Tbh I don't think he even said 'she', it's just people assuming like always. That's just how it is with printed articles, good that we know him beter than that :)

The journalist is bad, the article is disgusting and everything apart from some good parts and quotes about music etc. was very yikes, but again, his team approved this and maybe it’s for the limitations they have, the contracts they have, the image they have to keep up with, i don’t know, but this is an article that is supposed to present the ‘new’ harry styles with ‘new authentic music’. on a ‘writing process’ point of view and for some things he said it’s interesting, but the majority of it its Harry Styles™ material and people need to realise that there is no ‘new’ here at the moment. it’s the same story but this time with more ‘artistic freedom’ than he had in one direction, and i think this is just because he’s working with sony and sony saw their ultimate dream come true with this solo deal. Again, we don’t know what’s the deal is but harry is in the closet just like louis and if louis has to walk with nasty at festivals and shoe places, harry has to ‘talk’ like this in the press (and yes, Louis has a fake baby too so it’s even worse than a rolling stone interview about taylor swift but still, yikes). that’s the game, unfortunately. FOR BOTH of them. what’s frustrates me its people that refuse to accept this and think he’s free and rebranded and far away from louis and the old years in the band. they are not there yet so we have to deal with these things. for both. B O T H. 

Coffee?

Request: Divergent imagine where you, a leader, notice that Eric has been especially grumpy lately. One day, you show up late to training because you wanted to bring Eric coffee. Thanks! xx

“Seriously?” I asked Uriah.

“Yeah, he just hung the poor guy over the chasm. I’m not sure, but I think it’s because the kid complained about having to throw knives.” I sighed, standing from the mess hall table. “I gotta go talk to him. I’ll be right back, ‘kay U?” I yelled over my shoulder as I made my way out of the mess hall.

As I passed the training area, I heard light grunts coming from inside. Of course, there can only be one man making noises like that while in the training area. Eric. Walking into the room, I’m welcomed with the sight of Eric, shirtless, assaulting a punching bag.

I leaned my body on the door frame and watched as he let his anger out on the bag, when he cleared his throat and looked toward me. “What do you want, Y/N?” he said, frowning in my direction. 

“Can we talk? Please?” I said, a frown replacing my once calm features..

Eric slipped on a shirt and turned toward me. “Sure, let’s talk. I wasn’t doing anything anyway.“

I stared at him silently, then sighed. “Did you really hang some poor kid over the chasm for complaining about knife throwing?”

Eric scoffed and turned away, throwing more punches at the bag. “Hell yeah I did. The kid needs to learn that one day, he’s gonna need to protect himself, and he won’t have the freedom to complain.” 

“He’s just a kid, Eric. Loosen up a little, alright?”

Eric ceased his movements, turning to face me again. “Are you done? I wanna finish here in silence.”

I shook my head in disappointment and walked to the exit, glancing his way before leaving.

\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

Rushing down the hall, two coffees in hand, I hurried toward the training room. Today I’m helping Eric with the initiates, since I am a Dauntless leader. Walking into the training area, I’m met with the initiates knife throwing again and Eric yelling at them to work harder, faster, stronger. I slowly walked over to stand next to him, watching the initiates hit and miss the target.

“You’re late,” Eric said, standing stoic. 

“Yeah, I figured I would stop by the mess hall and grab some coffee. You probably need it, considering you seem to be more stressed than usual. It’s black, your favourite,” Eric looked over at me, finally noticing the coffees in my hand. A small smile appeared on his face as he took his coffee from me.

“Thanks.”

“Woah, did the great Eric Coulter just thank me?” I say dramatically.

“Yeah, yeah. Hey! You keep slacking off and you’ll never be Dauntless!”

❝ We can always change this little particular ❞

Plot: When you and Jaebum are childhood friends but secretly love each other, until the day you two stuck into the elevator and confess your feelings. 

Pairing: JaebumxReader 

Words count: 3,3k+

Genre: RealLife!Au / Fluff 

For anon, I hope you like it cutie! - M.

Gif isn’t mine, credits to the owner! ♥

“JAEBUM-AH!!”  

You hated that kid. Now it was clear, but the more you were forced to spend time together and the more hatred towards him grew.  

“Take Me Y/N” Jaebum yelled by continuing to wave your book, what you were quietly reading, threatening to throw it in your pool.  

“How old are you? Five?? ”  

“Ten for accuracy! You’re boring Y/N; Stop reading and come play with me. ” He threatened you, pretending to drop the book into the water. At that sight you began to run towards him and threw you on him, dropping both in the pool.

You had never been a quiet little girl and Jaebum should have learned it at his expense after all those years. Returning to the surface, you would take your breath, rest your hands on his shoulders and push him down as you could. You had three copies of that book, he simply had to pay for his behavior.  

“Now I’m going to drown you so I’ll stay at peace for my entire life!” You screamed by continuing to keep him underwater, while he clasped his arms around your legs starting to pull you down.  

“JAEBUM-SSI, Y/N-SSI”  

Your father’s personal assistant voice made you almost scared, so you left the grip on Jaebum’s shoulders and he was finally able to go back to the surface. He coughed spitting water and you threw him a deadly glance, swimming then to the ladder and coming out of the pool shuddering a little.  

“Never joke with me, Im Jaebum.” You murmured, turning to look at him, still in the middle of the pool that stared at you upset.  

~ ~

“So the perimeter of a triangle is the sum of its sides?”  

“Jaebum is the twentieth time I tell you….”  

“I don’t like Algebra.” He objected, flapping his head on his algebra book, letting himself escape a whipped groan.  

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Forbes

Just over a week ago, one-time One Direction singer Harry Styles finally ventured out on his own musically with his debut single as a solo act, “Sign Of The Times,” and the track wasted no time in immediately certifying the British musician as a smashing success. The song kicked off its charting life in the singer’s home country at No. 1, knocking Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” out of the top spot after an incredible 13-week run. Here in the States, the track also performed well upon arrival, starting at No. 4, and there is the possibility it could continue to rise.

While Styles had plenty going for him before anybody even heard what he had to offer—a famous name, a dedicated fan base, a powerful record label with massive resources and a level of anticipation which is rarely seen in the music industry—there is one thing about “Sign” that is also helping him succeed: the song’s genre.

It would have been incredibly easy for Styles to pair up with serious pop hitmakers like Max Martin and his crew and secure a No. 1 smash worldwide, but instead, he opted to go another route and take a risk. “Sign” sounds like it belongs more appropriately in the 1970’s than in 2017, and while that might not work for many acts, it’s helping Styles rise to the top of charts everywhere. Who else has the power to try to push glam psych-rock in an electro-pop world but somebody who has already proven themselves to be one of the most successful musicians in history by the age of 23?

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Septiplier

Okay first of all, this is not a whole paragraph about me fangirling over Septiplier. This is me ranting about how the community treats this ship. 

At this point, its’s not really a ship. It’s just made things awkward between Jack and Mark. Now I’m almost 100% sure they’re still friends, things are just awkward between them now. 

Now I’m no hypocrite. I’m gonna be honest here, I am a hardcore Septiplier shipper. BUT I don’t go out of my way to shove it in their faces. I kind of just do it privately or with other friends who also ship them. And I must admit, I do enjoy a bit of fanfiction or fanart. But I don’t think that’s what really bothering them. 

What’s bothering them (At least from my theory) is the fact that people are attacking them and their girlfriends. People have the freedom to write and draw whatever they want, as long as it doesn’t harm anyone, especially the person/people it’s directed towards.

Now onto why it’s awkward between them. First of all, people have been attacking them saying that they should be together and that Jack shouldn’t be with Signe, and Mark shouldn’t be with Amy. And people like to shove smutty fanart down their throats. Now it’s fine to draw it, just don’t tag them on social media. So when they see each other in real life, it’s kind of natural for your brain to go to the negative/bothersome/awkward situations. 

Do you remember the days when Jack and Mark could take a photo together and post it to social media and people shipped the ship in a playful way? I do. Let’s take last year for example. Last year at Pax Events, Vidcon, etc., they posted multiple photos of them together. But at Pax this year, no photos. In fact, we haven’t seen a genuine, not-edited photo of them together in a while. But that just may be a coincidence. 


Can we just be like the chorus of Stressed Out and turn back time to the good ol’ days?

Anyways, thanks for reading this. Tag Jack and Mark? Do you guys agree with me? 

And this all just may be a big misunderstanding. I’m sorry if it is. 

@therealjacksepticeye    

@markiplier


Love these guys, let’s keep this friendship alive. Let’s repay them for all the stuff they do for us. 

The King

Summary: King Arthur-ish AU featuring Negan as a medieval king. It had to be done. It just did. Sorry.

Warnings: Negan…language, smut, violence. Possible dub-con. Posessive Negan. Darker than I usually write. No fluff. There is no historical accuracy intended in this piece. I barely utilized the google.

Tags: @negans-network @negansmutweek @flames-bring-a-ton-of-ash @ladylorelitany @melodicdolls @superwholoki @thatwriterizzy

It was a day of celebration throughout the land. Banners flew in the breeze. Cheers and songs could be heard around the castle and surrounding city. The king had married a lovely new bride from a neighboring kingdom a week ago, and today the rest of the kingdom came together to watch the festivities and sport that only tournament can boast. Knights traveled to compete in hopes of winning fortune and glory and perhaps a place at King Negan’s legendary table of knights known as the Saviors. For it was they, that protected the surrounding lands from invaders and pillagers in return for tribute.

Villagers came from far and wide to witness the spectacle and to catch a glimpse their beautiful new queen. For a beauty Queen Gwendolyn was.  Red flowing locks braided in intricate patterns flowed down her back. Her porcelain skin was the envy of all. Large green eyes adorned with long thick lashes watched as each event play before her eyes. Lips the shade of a dusky rose formed a dazzling smile as cheered for the victors from her private box in the stand. The king had decided to participate in his favorite event, the melee, at the end of the tournament and was awaiting his turn on the side of the field while the jousting commenced.

The last knights lined their horses at opposite ends of the tiltyard. Each bowed to the queen. Their visors were lowered. The horses charged. The lances pointed towards the other. They hit each other with a resounding blow.  One knight fell to the ground. He struggled to stand but fell back in defeat. His squires hurried to help him off the field and to corral the horse.

The victor, Sir Richard of Alexandria, walked his white horse along the edge stands and removed his helm. He shook his wavy locks damp with perspiration. His blue eyes smiled to the crowd as he waved his hand. As he approached the royal box, he pulled a rose from his gauntlet and threw it the new queen. She caught it and the smile immediately disappeared from her face. The color drained her delicate features. Her eyes scanned the edge of the yard and found her husband’s glaring in her direction. He had seen the knight present his favor and her accept it. She quickly handed the rose to a handmaiden and sat down. Head forward, back straight, the very picture of an elegant lady.

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Why it’s the worst to say “surprise me” to an artist/writer/designer/anyone who does something creative

So, I get a lot of asks and requests, and I love it, but many of them are something like this: 

“Love your blog (thanks), could you write something like this (now they add a rather vague scenario), or something else, I don’t know! Bye! (…yeah, bye)” 

And some of my giveaway winners (Again, I apologize for taking so much time for it, but that is one of the reasons) do the same thing (or even worse): 

“I don’t really have an idea, surprise me.” 

And many of you think that this is what any creative person wants to read, but let me burst your bubble - it is NOT.

Many of you tell me they don’t want to limit or constrain my creativity, but as a student of graphic design (and casual writer), let me tell you: LIMIT IT! CONSTRAIN IT! PLEASE! 



To help you understand, imagine this:

You got a customer, he wants a new logo for his company, and all he gives you is: “surprise me”. This is the worst.
What colors does he like, or does he prefer black and white? Does he only want a logo or some text on it, too? Should it be playful or serious? There are so many possibilities to fuck it up and it takes so much more time to find the ‘right’ solution when the customer can’t pinpoint what he likes. In the worst case, he will annul the contract, because you took to much time guessing what he wants and failing miserably.

It’s not as dramatic when it comes to a hobby (especially when no money’s involved), but please understand that my goal is to please you when it comes to commissions or requests. And if you don’t give me anything to work with, chances are the result won’t satisfy you. 

Still not convinced? 
Try it yourself. Write something for me (or draw me a picture), with this: I want Raphael to be in it. 
You don’t know anything else and now try to “make me happy”. 

Difficult, isn’t it? 

Of course, if you’re one of the more creative persons you will have thousands of ideas of what to do, but will I like it? Who knows. Present it to me and if I don’t like it, but still won’t tell you what displeases me, you will be at it forever and ever. 



So next time you buy a commission or request something (from anyone, really, not just me), remember to tell them what you like and what you dislike. It takes creativity to work with the boundaries you give us, so don’t be afraid to “take away our fun or freedom”. You need to guide us in the direction of your choice to make it perfect for you.