the people are mostly good times

anonymous asked:

Tbh the kin community has helped me out so much and even got me away from my gross abusive ex. I love all my kin pals a lot and I do not understand why people feel the need to diss us? We are harmless and are just here to have a good time.

TBH???? i don’t get it either like i haven’t had a single negative experience w/ the kin kiddos because of the fact that they’re kin lmao

and honestly ppl who are kin w/ my characters have helped out a lot with the series, mostly with smaller details like birthdays and greg got his name b/c a kennith kin kiddo remembered it as greg but still

procrastudiin  asked:

Once you get this, please say five things you like about yourself, publicly, then send this to 10 of your favorite followers (non-negotiable) SPREAD POSITIVITY 💖

Ahh! Thank you for tagging me friend! I won’t like this took me a while but here I go:

  1. My eyes and glasses (having EXTREMELY bad eyesight can be a pain but I look great in them)
  2. My personality (ambitious, driven, open minded most times) 
  3. My academic level (which is high according to teachers and friends)
  4. How I’m able to get along with mostly everyone, and see from other people’s perspectives.
  5. Hair because it usually cooperates with me and it allows me to look good in different styles :P

Promoting self confidence is always the best! I tag (Not in order but I do love you all, mutual or not): @extrastudies @biolcgy @stardeeying @peachi-study @arcadianreader @studiette @girasolstudies @tiredstudyying @little-studies @somecoffee If you were already tagged you don’t have to repeat it, but if not, I encourage everyone to try it! 

A Reminder: It’s Okay To Just, Disagree

See a piece of art, a ship, a headcanon you don’t agree with, that’s okay. It’s even okay to offer your two cents and say, “not my thing.” But, what isn’t okay is harassing people for having different tastes and opinions than you do.

Are you being hurt by somebodies opinion? Are they advocating treating X, Y, or Z people unjustly? Are they promoting something that’d hurt a real person directly? If your answers to all these questions are no, then it probably isn’t a good idea to give them a hard time.

Yes, there are exceptions to this, but there being exceptions doesn’t give people license to walk around harassing people either. Especially when it mostly amounts to a simple disagreement.

It’s okay to disagree. It’s okay for somebody to like a ship you don’t like. It’s okay for them to interpret a character different than you do. It’s okay for them to like an artist or a headcanon you don’t like.

All of this is okay. Just, say it isn’t your cup of tea and move on. 

The Positive Influence of Yuri on Ice

Ever since Yuri on Ice became popular, many of us have been busy battling haters, homophobia in the anime community and people who mistakenly call it queerbaiting but let’s take a step away from that and consider the good that Yuri on Ice has done.

I work on a pretty large anime page on Facebook (over 300k likes, at the moment) and while Yuri on Ice was airing I used to do one or two posts a week on it. They got tons of positive feedback but what struck me most was that every time I would see comments from different people, mostly males from South East Asia going more or less like this:

“I never liked seeing gay men/couples in my anime/TV shows, but Yuri on Ice changed my mind. The natural, healthy relationship between Victor and Yuuri made me realize that true love doesn’t depend on gender. They are the first gay couple that I like and support and I would definitely like to see more of these in anime.”

Sometimes they pointed out how they would like Victor and Yuuri to get married, sometimes they mentioned how they never liked the idea of homosexuality but Victor and Yuuri changed their minds and made them understand, sometimes they talked about trying out yaoi anime and really disliking them but really really enjoying Yuri on Ice because of how well it showed the same-sex romance aspect.

I’m not sure whether you guys realize but Yuri on Ice literally changed the world-view of some people.

And the fact that this is coming from straight males (many of them highlighted this in their comments) from countries like Malaysia and Indonesia which aren’t exactly big on gay representation or even support (from what I understand, I’m European so I only have second-hand info), this is huge.

Even my own mother who after seeing episode 7 told me that “she’s not really into seeing two guys kiss”, called me on the phone after watching episode 9, saying that Victor and Yuuri are a beautiful couple and she hopes that they can stay together and be happy forever.

While we are busy fighting over whether Victuuri is canon or whether the anime is queerbait, there are people out there, who are taught by Yuri on Ice that homosexuality is normal and that gay representation is good.

Yuri on Ice is that powerful.

And of course, it won’t save the anime community, it won’t convince everyone, it won’t destroy homophobia. For all we know, the people who are convinced to support gay couples by YOI are a minority.

But the sheer fact that Yuri on Ice was capable of that is amazing and really shows the value of the anime as a piece of gay representation. Because this is progress, this is better than most of what the anime industry ever offered us.

So for all the cynicism and hate we get, here’s some positivity - Yuri on Ice had the power to change people’s views on homosexuality and made straight cis men unconditionally root for a gay couple.

I don’t know about you, but I find that beautiful.

A guide to being a vocal citizen

For people wondering how to take action post-election of a racist demagogue (pulled from Twitter and cleaned up):

Make a spreadsheet or a file for your representatives with names, addresses to their offices, phone numbers, and contact forms. Put everyone there. Make a note in your calendar app to check in on issues once a month.

Pay attention to news. If you get angry, upset, or worried, seek support from friends but ALSO shoot these reps an email, too. Be courteous but firm and blunt. It’s a numbers game. Often we remain invisible because we don’t go to events and rallies and can’t be physically present. But we can attach our names to emails, we can write letters, we can be vocal. We don’t have to be invisible.

You can do this with your national reps, state reps, and local reps. If someone reps you anywhere, note them. Open a line and revisit it. It’s hard work and slow. One email at a time. One letter at a time. One call at a time. Emails are easy these days, so splurge every few months on a stamp and send a letter if you can. Put your humanity in front of these people. Flout it. Some won’t care, but others will. Change ONE mind and results can cascade.

Rural areas are bubbles full of bigotry and now it’s newly revealed. But we white people who live here have the clout and power! We can speak up when our reps say terrible things, and do terrible things, and vote terrible ways. We can go “I am disappointed in you.” It’s work, but as we’ve seen the last six months, it’s time for us to do that work. If someone goes “who are your reps” you gotta know. If you don’t know and you’re mad about this election, it’s time to create that file and keep it with you and use it.

The time for social media rants only is over. Or, do those, but maybe pull those threads out into a paragraph and send them to your reps. And don’t ONLY email or contact when things go badly. Also reach out when things go right. Even if they voted AGAINST something. Treat them like you would want to be treated if you were wrong or mistaken. But we’ve gotta reach out and let them know we’re here.

Anyway, I know this is hard work. If you need help collecting your reps, give me a ping via DM and I’ll help you get started.

Hey maybe we should go back to liking video games we want to like and maybe stop harassing people who like them or shaming people for liking certain games. It’s been pretty bad on on this website lately and I see a lot of people feeling bad for liking games or being excited for games that others keep bringing down. Be nice to each other. Let people be excited and happy if it isn’t harming anyone.

buying-the-space-farm  asked:

"Accidentally capture the wrong base"? .....tell us more? Please?

this was before we got agent agent back as our handler, and part of the reason why he finally turned up for work again. 

so the thing about clint is that hes 1. not a good listener and 2. hes deaf. mostly. these are separate issues because being mostly deaf doesnt stop him from understanding what people are saying most of the time, it just means that you have to be sure he knows youre trying to communicate with him before you say something. (and also that you should make sure your mask doesnt cover your mouth so he can lipread, but whatever.)

we had this agent—incredibly boring guy in the worst sort of way–who’d requested clint, nat, and i for an op. nat and i were supposed to hit two of the leaders of a crime syndicate while clint got the third. easy peasy, kill some guys, free some hostages, small country liberated, total cakewalk. but the agent running the op and the briefing took FOREVER. he was talking us through like none of us had ever overthrown a country before, explaining every minute detail. nat and i could just kinda zone out and let things wash over us, picking up the pertinent details, but clint cant really do that. his hearing aids help but they weren’t perfect, so he also had to be kinda lipreading just to keep up. which takes a lot of focus for incredibly boring info. naturally he zoned out too.

which was how he missed the fact that his guy was not actually staying in his incredibly fortified base-slash-villa. his hostages were, but he wasn’t. 

luckily, they covered this in the briefing packet we were each provided with, which was a mere 362 pages. 

so obviously none of us actually read it.

we poked through, got blueprints, guard schedules, alarm systems and so on, but didnt bother with most of the rest of it. 

they dropped us in the air over each of our respective targets, clint last. i had the cliffside resort, nat had the downtown headquarters, and clint had the base-villa. nat and i handled ours like pros, of course, corpses everywhere, and clint did too–mowed right through the security, got the hostages, and then called in that his syndicate leader wasnt there, what the hell, who gave me this bad intel.

which was when he was informed that the big bad wasnt IN the villa, he was on the ISLAND ACROSS from the villa, and that hed been supposed to covertly infiltrate the beach house there and quietly capture him. ideally without ever setting foot in the villa; he was just supposed to steal a boat from the villa docks and not get spotted by security. 

unfortunately, clint had blown up all the watercraft at the villa’s docks to keep syndicate members from escaping. which meant he still had to get to the island and capture this guy, but now there were no motorboats left. and if this syndicate jerkoff got away, fury was gonna have his hide.

and thats how clint wound up launching a one-man amphibious assault on an international crime syndicate from a paddleboat.

and also why clint reads his briefings now. 

After the discourse yesterday, I realized that for every person calling me an apologist or a shitlord or an idiot, or for every person who told me or anyone who supported me that they should die, there were 30 people telling me that i was in the right and that they were overreacting and really reaching for something that wasnt there.

additionally, i lost a good chunk of followers yesterday, but as of right now ive gained all of them back, with an addition of 100+ more

so i want everyone to know that i learned nothing and everyone who said i was a bad person after my apology, or put more than an hour into thought into what went down, your efforts were in vain and if anything i am a worse, more bitter person because of it

thank u

Some live-action BATB headcanons (mostly about Lumiere and Plumette’s wedding because I’m a sap):

  • Prince/Beast is bi or pan (”…his parties with the most beautiful people,” “…and earn their love in return”).
  • Before the spell was broken, the members of the staff who were able to move throughout the castle would relay messages between Cadenza and Garderobe from time to time.
  • Lumiere and Plumette get engaged soon after they become human again. Lumiere had promised her it would happen once the curse was lifted, and sometimes talking about their possible future was comforting to them.
  • Lumiere makes Cogsworth his best man, mostly because he’s very organized, but also because it means he’ll have to give a toast and admit that Lumiere has good points.
  • Chip is the ring bearer.
  • Cadenza plays the processional music, and Garderobe sings for their first dance (okay I’m going by modern wedding customs, I don’t know if any of this is how they did it in 18th century France). 
  • Lumiere cries when he sees her in the dress.
  • So does Cogsworth.
  • Everyone’s crying or almost crying during the vows, mainly because they thought there would never be a chance for this to happen.
  • When the officiant says “You may now kiss the bride” he hasn’t even finished the sentence before Plumette grabs Lumiere’s face and kisses him.
  • The Prince insists on throwing them a huge reception in the ballroom and basically invites the entire town (LeFou goes with his new boyfriend, of course).
  • Plumette has a dance with Chip and he’s standing on her feet the whole time and it’s adorable.
  • Everyone keeps saying how Plumette is the most beautiful woman there (and let’s be real, she is). Lumiere can’t take his eyes off her and he keeps smiling because he’s so ridiculously in love with her and he can’t believe his luck.
Moon in Earth

Originally posted by cosmosondrugs

Taurus Moon:
Individuals with a moon in Taurus are deeply attached to being comfortable and feeling stable or secure. This makes them not really open to new changes or unpredictable situations as a Moon Taurean are uncomfortable when being forced to make sudden decisions or when in unfamiliar situations. However once committed, these individuals are very dependable and loyal, they will still remain by your side during your toughest times. Traditionalists, when doing things they like sticking to routines as they focus on having their lives in order. Moon Taureans can be sensual and very romantic at times although they may fail to recognize their partner’s needs for change or emotional stimulation. The Taurean nature makes them calm,  laid back like to enjoy the luxurious/good things in life.

Virgo Moon:
Individuals with a moon in Virgo are always seen busy doing something, whether it will be refining small details or adding on extra details these people look out for the smaller things in life. Moon Virgos mostly like to spend their time organizing their things and keeping stuff neat. They can be prone to becoming naggy and critical towards others as they desire perfection. Always wanting to help, Moon Virgos are very dependable and will likely come help you when needed. These individuals are often comfortable when with smaller groups of people as they don’t enjoy having attention , making them natural introverts. Despite wanting to stick to routines and analyzing details, Moon Virgos are the first ones to reach out and help when something is wrong and are very delightful people to have around.

Capricorn Moon:
Individuals with a moon in Capricorn are likely to keep a cool and calm exterior even though on the inside they are quite sensitive and empathetic. Moon Caps are always on the look out for safety and security, they are the ones who keep it safe and avoid taking risks. These individuals try to keep it realistic and light on the emotional side. It can be found that Moon Capricorns can be cold and calculating because they don’t like to deal with emotions and have trouble letting go and only reveals their sensitive side to the most trusted people. When in order, these people can become one of the most efficient workers and a helping teammate that will remain by your side.

3 days ago I got this message from Taylor Nation that changed a lot of things.

It changed the way I feel about myself. I no longer feel invisible in those huge crowds.

I now feel blessed and that people are here supporting me, that I have MANY friends. And that people can be beautiful and selfless. Even people that dont know you very much.

It also changed the way my year is ending, Im ending my year with hope and love and happiness.

It changed the way im waiting for next year. Im eager, im excited, im overwhelmed in a really good way.

but mostly, it changed the view of February 4th.
This time im not alone. This time people took their time to help me. This time I was noticed.

This time I dont have to suffer on my own. This time my sister is going to be on my heart, as every day on my life, but this time she will be enjoying this life of mine. We will be dancing to Taylor Swift. I will get to be with the only friend that I had during my sister’s illness, and when she passed away.

I hope I get to hug her and tell her that, if not in Houston, someday. Because today I feel I can say it out loud and that people wont judge me. Most of them wont, because there are so many GOOD people around that all the hate I can get, all the jealousy I had to face it was just so small compared to all the love and support and the real selfless happiness so many of my FRIENDS felt for me.

And thats right, everyone that felt this way for me. Everyone that said something nice. That thought I should go. To everyone who helped me, who congratulated me from the heart. Who is excited for me. Who is HAPPY for me. YOU are my friend, and I love you for making me feel I belong. To make me feel I matter. That I should have a chance for once. That I deserve nice things too.

Thank you.

Thank you Taylor Nation for making my christmas miracle

Thank you AT&T for the tickets and for allowing my best friend @coffee-midnights to join me in this day that is so important for me.

Thank you @taylorswift for being my only friend for so long and for introducing me to all this wonderful people

and THANK YOU all, my friends, all the swifties that read my story and thought it was worth sharing. Thank you for giving me love and support and for making me feel like I do belong somewhere.

Im crying happy tears this time, and I know somehow, in someplace, my sister just make all of this happen. And I get to celebrate her birthday and her life dancing to Taylor Swift for all that we’ve been through.

I cant find a way to end this post without being repetitive, but just thank you, everyone for making one of my biggest dreams come true.


Taylor, see you in Houston on February 4th, we are celebrating my sister together babe💙

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it has come time to unlike the reptile report page and advocate against them.

this is a page on facebook that essentially “markets” (reposts, links) things going on in the reptile community (mostly in the us). they’re usually good about sourcing their stuff. but… they’re now endorsing and advocating for breeders who are absolutely horrid.

there are several people who have posted about how bad brian is. here is one big post, and here’s one with screenshots of him claiming that retics (can be up to 20 feet long) never stretch out in the wild. there are so many sources on how bad underground reptiles is (they’re importers who knowingly sell sick animals).

I am here to tell you to unlike this page and share this post because of this bs.

I just can’t understand how some people don’t see that karamel is actually one of the realest couples to ever exist on TV. They didn’t have the perfect begginning, but they learned to see the good in each other. Then they started a relationship that it’s far from those perfect TV show couples that we’re used to: yes, they laugh, they have a good time together, but they also fight and stand for what they believe in, but mostly, they try really hard to make the relationship work. Mon El constantly does something wrong, yes, but he was raised very differently and even so he ALWAYS tries to make things right and learn what to do and what not to do. And Kara is always trying to have more patience with Mon El and be more flexible with him. They help each other be better. That, my friends, it’s what a real relationship is all about.

odddragon7  asked:

I am a huge kingdom hearts fan and I would love to draw characters from the series but I have a hard time doing do you have any drawing templates you might would like to share

Usually people have trouble with the hairstyles, as Nomura designs some… unique hairstyles lol 

(for clothing, I don’t really have any tips :( I have to use reference pics every time I draw their clothing. If you’re good at drawing zippers and belts, then you’re halfway there. )

I don’t draw their hair 100% exactly as Nomura draws them or how they’re portrayed in-game, but the general shape is there. 

Spiky-haired KH characters have their hair grouped in a way that is one of the signatures of their design. Like Sora:

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(all together for your convenience, and with Townsend added too)

Cammie “flannel shirts with leggings,” “drinks milk out of the carton,” “hides her feelings with smiles until they molotov cocktail out of her,” “people-watches at the park” Morgan

Bex “mostly black and neutral wardrobe,” “shockingly loud burper,” “has a way less posh accent than people assume she does,” “closet Whovian” Baxter

Liz “hoodless sweatshirts and jeans,” “knows every pressure point on the human body and how to use them,” “best office accessories and aesthetics,” “cries when she’s frustrated” Sutton

Macey “shockingly good thrift shopper,” “always has perfectly painted nails,” “has read Pride and Prejudice approximately 87 times,” “has a horribly embarrassing snorting laugh” McHenry

Zach “will wear his one leather jacket until it disintegrates,” “eats too much brownie batter and never actually bakes brownies,” “is ticklish everywhere,” “is unbelievably amazing at chess” Goode

Rachel “owns an insane amount of jeans,” “sings to her plants,” “always sobs during The Notebook,” “has menstrual cramps that could bring down an elephant but still goes on her usual four mile run in the morning” Morgan

Abby “wears Victoria’s Secret almost exclusively,” “has a ridiculously high-pitched sneeze,” “works the punching bag until her knuckles bleed,” “sees every musical on Broadway within a month of its release” Cameron

Joe “reads and watches anything sci-fi,” “always puts off going to the doctor or dentist,” “owns tons of henley shirts in grays and browns,” “eats cereal dry by the mouthful even though he knows it’ll run out faster” Solomon

Edward “knows way too many random facts about Lord of the Rings,” “forgets to eat on the regular,” “grumbles in discontent at the sky when it snows,” “owns approximately 83 coffee mugs” Townsend

Here we are! The final eight are Spinosaurus, Balaur, Brachytrachelopan, Dreadnoughtus, Maiasaura, Tianyulong, Harpy Eagle, Little Blue Penguin 

There were 265 votes this round, which is, *long whistle*

It seems that Montanaspinus is the worst dinosaur, closely followed by the Malkani Taxa

Discussion of the actual results under the cut. I know that I should have had the reasons be specific for answer; don’t worry, next time they will be. 

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au where ford is horribly disfigured from his time spent on the other side of the portal so he hides his face behind a mask so he won’t scare away the children (or stanley)

Hey everyone! It only took me eleven-twelve days (five days of active drawing) and roughly 16-17 hours of drawing time, but I have a new thing! This time it’s The Joker. 

Oh, and just saying, since some people seemed confused on my last drawing, that this drawing is entirely digital. No colored pencils, no paint. Just my Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and my free online Paint Tool, GIMP2. I mostly used the paintbrush tool, the spray paint tool, the color picker, and the smudge tool; no textures or anything fancy. I took most of the colors themselves from my reference, to get the best result possible. Not sure if that’s cheating, but since these drawings are more my own way of learning to get more detailed, I don’t think it matters too much? 

Anyway, hope y’all like it. :-)