the refinement group

I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on myself over the course of the year. I’m 22 now. When I was 21 i had already tried to kill myself and was in a deep depression since the time I was 13. Last year I didn’t have a job, a sense of direction in life, or any money. I was also at a weight where I hated myself. In high school I weighed 180lbs. A year ago I weighed 260lbs. I hated myself and I couldn’t stand to look at myself. Turning 22 I had a job for 9 ½ months, a somewhat steady income, money saved up, trips planned to see my little sis, I know exactly what I want to do with my life and know how to get there while working hard for it, a larger, more refined group of friends, I weigh 212lbs and working on losing more and I’m finally happy with myself and I feel as I beat my depression. It’s funny how many people come and go in just one year. It’s funny how much can just change like that.

204. Taste in Food headcanons:
  • Shulk: Couldn’t tell the difference between chocolate sauce and hot sauce if his life depended on it.
  • Reyn: Likes spicy foods. Sometimes gets in over his head in spice toleration contests with Dickson.
  • Fiora: Likes tangy foods and unusual tastes. Is by far the most adventurous of the group.
  • Sharla: Has a fondness for fruits and other organic foods. Except pollen cakes. Definitely not pollen cakes.
  • Dunban: Likes a bizarre mixture of gamey meats and sweets. 
  • Riki: Flowers. Nothing but flowers.
  • Melia: Has the most refined taste of the group, with a particular fondness for tea. She also is, along with Fiora, the most avid cook.
  • Alvis: Dabbles in everything. Is also an alcohol connoisseur.

loveisanastronaut  asked:

Why did you like Whiplash so much? I enjoyed the movie but to be honest I found the plot to be pretty straightforward and predictable. You are of course entitled to your opinion but I'm just curious.

Too lazy today to type my own reasoning, so I’m going to steal someone else’s:

 ”“Whiplash” is cinematic adrenalin. In an era when so many films feel more refined by focus groups or marketing managers, it is a deeply personal and vibrantly alive drama. Damien Chazelle has taken a relatively staid subject like the relationship between a music student and his teacher and turned it into a thriller built on a brilliant undercurrent of social commentary about what it takes to make it in an increasingly competitive and cutthroat world. How far are you willing to push yourself to succeed? How far are you willing to push someone else to force them on the path to success? Carried by two electric performances, the tightest editing in a film this year and a daring screenplay that writes itself into a corner and then somehow finds an unexpected way out, “Whiplash” is as breathless as a drum solo, rising and falling just as the hopes and dreams of its protagonist climb and crash” (x