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ANNOUNCEMENT - please check out the trailer for my new 8 part LGBTQ+ Pride Month series, “Chosen Family: Stories of Queer Resilience” - my hope is to amplify the disenfranchised voices within our community, honor our history, & fight for our future. creating this series enriched my little gay soul, so any reblogs would mean the world to me. thanks for the love & support!!

I’m literally at the point in my life where I exhale softly and swear under my breath when I see nice office supplies and nothing else

hi everyone!! my name is Tyler Oakley, & i make stuff on youtube. this month, i’m launching “Chosen Family: Stories of Queer Resilience” - an eight part series on youtube.com/tyleroakley to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month, where i hope to amplify disenfranchised voices/stories within the community, honor our history, & have open and honest discussions. (watch the trailer here)

to celebrate the launch, i’m doing an Answer Time here on tumblr, on Tuesday, June 6th at 3:30pm PT / 6:30pm ET!! so ask me anything here & i might answer your question!!

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hit me up w/ some voltron goodness 8)

Lance puts his foot down, and Shiro/Slav have a long overdue talk.

Shiro never figured Lance for the snapping type. They all had their moments, under the constant stress of intergalactic rebellion, but Lance kept a reasonably calm lid on it – his self-titled “rivalry” with Keith aside. Looking at him now, there is only surprise at the way he’s holding himself, the set of his expression: Lance looks both nervous and pissed off.

‘Keith – could you give us a minute?’ he says, in a deliberately calm voice. Out of the corner of his eye, he sees Keith hesitate, as if reading the tenseness of the situation and worrying that it might get out of hand. ‘Now, Keith. Go check on Slav’s sector.’

Reluctantly, and with a suspicious look at them both, Keith exits. Lance looks even more nervous when he does. More so when silence settles on them, and he raises a brow at Lance. Well? says the look, say what you have to.

‘I just… you’re way too hard on him,’ Lance repeats, a far cry from the irritated way he’d snapped Can’t you just cut Slav some slack? ‘He’s trying to help, Shiro. I-it’s not… he doesn’t mean to annoy you. It’s just how he… is.’

‘Excuse me?’ His previous calm turns to surprise. He keeps his voice low, not meaning to menace – but Lance scowls a little deeper, mistaking it for nonchalance.
Don’t, Shiro. You sound just like Iverson when you do that, a-and he was an ass,’ Lance says, voice rising only in pitch. Angry and nervous, like a cornered cat. Shiro takes a small step back to give him breathing room, but Lance stays tense. ‘Slav only wants to help. You treating him like a nuisance isn’t – it’s not fair, okay. He can’t help being jumpy; he was a prisoner for ages –’

It takes a second or two for that to sink in. When Shiro goes quiet, when his stare goes vacant as he processes this, Lance steps forward, speech picking up momentum as he grew more defensive.

‘– and it’s not easy to adapt out here,’ there’s a note of hurt in his voice, and it hits Shiro more than the chastising. ‘Slav got taken from his people and thrown into a war just like we did. He’s handling it different. YOU handled it different, we all did. I thought you’d understand him because of it, since you both got tortured by the Galra.’

That’s almost an accusation, and now Shiro fully understands what has Lance so fired up, so recalcitrant. And that understanding brings with it a sense of guilt, especially with the way Lance had said I THOUGHT you’d understand.

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His Control (M)

Genre: Smut

Word Count: 3,942

Pairing: Jungkook x Reader

Description: After showing off to his friends what he could do more push-ups than them, you felt like he was going overboard with his competitive side. Ignoring him for a couple weeks, made a new side of him come out.

Warning: Dom!Kook, Thigh Riding, Teasing, Dirty Talk, Daddy Kink and Orgasm Denial

A/N: I made a bet in a group chat that I wouldn’t say anything sexual about Jungkook for a month. I won but during that month, I would type out how a felt about this “unnamed guy” aka Jungkook. So, after the month was up, I decided to change all the ‘He’s to Jungkook. The beginning is kind of based on Episode 12 of Run BTS. I can’t believe I wrote all of this filth. Well, looks like I’m going to hell after this. Also, I didn’t edit it. So, if there’s any mistakes. I’m sorry


Whenever he walked over to you, there would be a huge smile on his face. It would have seemed as if he won the lottery or if he found out something interesting that he was ready to tell you about. Jungkook’s smile made you feel like you were stuck in a trance and everything around you was moving slowly. Whenever you looked into his considerably large eyes, it would feel as if it was only you and him in the world. He had that effect on you and you never knew it. He had his days where he would annoy you to the point where you would ignore him for days on end. Especially on this particular day, he was showing off way too much and you were not having it.

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Heavy Metal Astrology: Astrology & The Voice

Everything is made up of energy, and that is especially so when it comes to the voice. The voice is merely a combination of energies that are being projected outwardly, starting from the larynx, carrying sound and air up the throat and out through the mouth by means of the diaphragm. In my opinion, the basic timbre and sound of a voice, astrologically speaking, is made up of 5 different parts, and they go as follows:

  • 01. The sun: The sun is representative of your projected personality; it’s the energy at the forefront of your voice.
  • 02. The moon: The moon is representative of emotional expression; it’s the softer underlayer of your voice.
  • 03. The ascendant: The ascendant is representative of your projected image; it’s the topmost layer of your voice.
  • 04. Mercury: Mercury is representative of speech and communication itself; it has the greatest influence over vocal tone and timbre.
  • 05. 3rd House Cusp (Sign & Ruling Planet): The sign and planetary ruler on your 3rd house cusp dictates how you express yourself verbally.

When it comes to vocal tone, each sign has its own specific set of characteristics, but the sound can be determined by its elemental grouping. Although each sign is distinct in its own way, all signs within a certain element have the same basic sound structure.

  • 01. THE FIRE SIGNS: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius | Sound: Low tones | Timbre: Raspy | Manner of vocal expression: Passionate 
  • 02. THE EARTH SIGNS: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn | Sound: Low tones | Timbre: Gritty | Manner of vocal expression: Practical 
  • 03. THE AIR SIGNS: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius | Sound: Mid-range tones | Timbre: Wispy | Manner of vocal expression: Cerebral 
  • 04. THE WATER SIGNS: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces | Sound: Higher tones | Timbre: Fluid | Manner of vocal expression: Emotional 

The combination of the five astrological vocal points make up the physiological mechanism of the voice. If you have a preponderance of any of the elemental energies listed above, this is how you will more than likely come across verbally. In order to determine the full spectrum of sounds contained within the voice, it is prudent that you have an accurate birth time, because knowing the ascendant is crucial to this technique.

INDIVIDUAL ZODIAC SIGN VOCAL ENERGIES

  • 01. ARIES: Their voices sound like a raging wildfire; innocent and uninhibited
  • 02. TAURUS: Their voices sound like honey; smooth and earthy
  • 04. CANCER: Their voices sound like waves against the sand; soft and nurturing
  • 05. LEO: Their voices sound like the roar of the lion; commanding and passionate
  • 06. VIRGO: Their voices sound like the meek young virgin; pure and humble
  • 07. LIBRA: Their voices sound like Aphrodite herself; peaceful and loving
  • 08. SCORPIO: Their voices sound like the echoes of the underworld; seductive and dark
  • 09. SAGITTARIUS: Their voices sound like positivity personified; wise and expansive
  • 10. CAPRICORN: Their voices sound like the dirt on an old gravel road; rough and worn
  • 11. AQUARIUS: Their voices sound otherworldly; cerebral and friendly
  • 12. PISCES: Their voices sound like that of mermaids; empathetic and compassionate

EXAMPLES

Note: All of the house cusps are determined by using the Equal House system.

MARIA BRINK - IN THIS MOMENT

Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Moon Sign: Aries
Ascendant Sign: Cancer
Mercury Sign: Capricorn
3rd House Cusp (Sign & Ruler): Virgo, Mercury

Maria has the vocal energies of fire, water and earth present within her voice. The fire element is dominant while the air element is absent.

LZZY HALE - HALESTORM

Sun Sign: Libra
Moon Sign: Sagittarius
Ascendant Sign: Sagittarius
Mercury Sign: Libra
3rd House Cusp (Sign & Ruler): Aquarius, Saturn and/or Uranus

Lzzy has the vocal energies of air and fire within her voice. The air element is dominant while the earth and water elements are absent.

AMY LEE - EVANESCENCE

Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Moon Sign: Leo
Ascendant Sign: Cancer
Mercury Sign: Sagittarius
3rd House Cusp (Sign & Ruler): Virgo, Mercury

Amy has the vocal energies of fire, water and earth within her voice. The fire element is dominant while the air element is absent.

CHARLOTTE WESSELS - DELAIN

Sun Sign: Taurus
Moon Sign: Scorpio
Ascendant Sign: Leo
Mercury Sign: Taurus
3rd House Cusp (Sign & Ruler): Libra, Venus

Charlotte has all elemental vocal energies present within her voice. The earth element is dominant while no element is absent.

TARJA TURUNEN

Sun Sign: Leo
Moon Sign: Libra
Ascendant Sign: Gemini
Mercury Sign: Virgo
3rd House Cusp (Sign & Ruler): Leo, Sun

Tarja has the vocal energies of fire, earth and air within her voice. Both fire and air elements are equally dominant while the water element is absent.

SHARON DEN ADEL - WITHIN TEMPTATION

Sun Sign: Cancer
Moon Sign: Aries
Ascendant Sign: Taurus
Mercury Sign: Cancer
3rd House Cusp (Sign & Ruler): Cancer, Moon

Sharon has the vocal energies of water, fire and earth within her voice. The water element is dominant while the air element is absent.

SIMONE SIMONS - EPICA

Sun Sign: Capricorn
Moon Sign: Sagittarius
Ascendant Sign: Virgo
Mercury Sign: Capricorn
3rd House Cusp (Sign & Ruler): Pisces, Jupiter and/or Neptune

Simone has the vocal energies of earth, fire and water within her voice. The earth element is dominant while the air element is absent.

OLIVER SYKES - BRING ME THE HORIZON

Sun Sign: Scorpio
Moon Sign: Cancer
Ascendant Sign: Sagittarius
Mercury Sign: Scorpio
3rd House Cusp (Sign & Ruler): Aquarius, Saturn and/or Uranus

Oliver has the vocal energies of water, fire and air within his voice. The water element is dominant while the earth element is absent.

CHESTER BENNINGTON - LINKIN PARK

Sun Sign: Aries
Moon Sign: Sagittarius
Ascendant Sign: Scorpio
Mercury Sign: Pisces
3rd House Cusp (Sign & Ruler): Capricorn, Saturn

Chester has the vocal energies of fire, water and earth within his voice. Both fire and water elements are equally dominant while the air element is absent.

TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN - NIGHTWISH

Sun Sign: Capricorn
Moon Sign: Pisces
Ascendant Sign: Aries
Mercury Sign: Capricorn
3rd House Cusp (Sign & Ruler): Gemini, Mercury

Tuomas has all elemental vocal energies present within his voice. The earth element is dominant while no element is absent.

You need to understand this. The sound of her voice alone was enough to send me flying off the edge. I had spent years of my life wondering whether love was anything like the movies; consuming, restless, boundary-less. It is. And it doesn’t happen forcefully or when it’s expected. It happens in a single, in-between moment. Like when you’re pouring milk into your coffee at the counter of your favourite shop, or when you’re busy doing something else. Anything other than searching, really. And in this single, in-between moment, you encounter her, or him, or whomever, and it feels as though your atoms are colliding at 100 miles per hour. And deep down somewhere, you feel a kind of certainty that you must’ve known each other in a different realm. And your insides go silent. Your heart stays so still you become afraid it has stopped beating altogether, and for once, the voices within your head stop dead in their tracks. It exists. And maybe it happens once and never again, but it happens. And when it does, even though your entirety is telling you to run as fast as you can, straight toward the hills, stay. Stay and feel every inch of it. Every up and down, every whirlwind of emotion it evokes out of you. Because romantic love isn’t everything, but it is definitely something. There are 7 billion people leaving footprints on this earth and you, by chance, have stumbled upon one who is capable of sending chills down your spine simply by the touch of their hand. And if that isn’t magical, then I’m not sure what is.

HI FRIENDS!! my name is Tyler Oakley, & i make stuff on youtube. this month, i’m launching “Chosen Family: Stories of Queer Resilience” - an eight part series on youtube.com/tyleroakley to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month, where i hope to amplify disenfranchised voices/stories within the community, honor our history, & have open and honest discussions. (watch the trailer here)

to celebrate the launch, i’m answering your questions here on Tumblr & i’m starting it right now!! submit your questions HERE. <3

now we dream apart

soulmate au

pairing: jungkook | reader
genre: angst 
word count: 3.291
warnings: none
author’s note: I know I know, another soulmate au, I’m trash. :’) this is just a small story I started working on this afternoon, to get me back on track so I can start working on my bigger projects again. nevertheless, I hope you enjoy!


You don’t know when the dreams begin — but once they do, it feels like they’ve been there since you were born.

The first dream of him revolves around coffee beans. The heavy scent of the morning beverage tangles with the rich shade of chestnut hair and chocolate eyes, turning almost hazel under the glowing sunlight. You can remember a gaze, a nose and full lips turned upwards, but your mind is unable to piece it all together. The face as a whole is blurry in your mind, indistinct, frustratingly vague.

But the memory of those lips moving and pronouncing your name is remarkably sharp, and it almost fools you into believing it is not a dream, but a real memory — that the warmth accompanying his stare existed at some point in your life, that your body did feel the bedsheets tangling around your bare legs as you struggled to move closer to him. That the sound of his voice, rough and mellow, belongs to a living, breathing person and not a figment of your vivid imagination.

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Locked in Love (M)

Word Count: 24k
Member: Jimin x Reader
Genre: Smut, Fluff & Slight angst like it’s barely even there

Getting locked in the mall on Christmas eve isn’t ideal, but getting locked in the mall with your brothers best friend that you haven’t seen in a while? Well, it might have been alright if you didn’t have feelings for him.

↠ Day 5 of the seven days of Christmas collab! Read the other fics here

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Mad: Part 16 (Final)

“We're all a little crazy on the inside, some are just better at hiding it than others.”

Warning: Contains graphic smut

Teaser  Part 1  Part 2  Part 3 Part 4  Part 5  Part 6  Part 7  Part 8  Part 9  Part 10  Part 11  Part 12  Part 13  Part 14  Part 15 

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You need to understand this. The sound of her voice alone was enough to send me flying off the edge. I had spent years of my life wondering whether love was anything like the movies; consuming, restless, boundary-less. It is. And it doesn’t happen forcefully or when it’s expected. It happens in a single, in-between moment. Like when you’re pouring milk into your coffee at the counter of your favourite shop, or when you’re busy doing something else. Anything other than searching, really. And in this single, in-between moment, you encounter her, or him, or whomever, and it feels as though your atoms are colliding at 100 miles per hour. And deep down somewhere, you feel a kind of certainty that you must’ve known each other in a different realm. And your insides go silent. Your heart stays so still you become afraid it has stopped beating altogether, and for once, the voices within your head stop dead in their tracks. It exists. And maybe it happens once and never again, but it happens. And when it does, even though your entirety is telling you to run as fast as you can, straight toward the hills, stay. Stay and feel every inch of it. Every up and down, every whirlwind of emotion it evokes out of you. Because romantic love isn’t everything, but it is definitely something. There are 7 billion people leaving footprints on this earth and you, by chance, have stumbled upon one who is capable of sending chills down your spine simply by the touch of their hand. And if that isn’t magical, then I’m not sure what is.

anonymous asked:

What about a situation where Keith was injured a bit earlier in his hand, and lance had helped and gotten blood all over him as a result. Later Keith comes to finds him lagging behind and tells him to hurry since without his hand lance is his only defense, when he realizes not all the blood on lance is his own. Turns out lance was hit pretty badly.

Ficlet time!

In hindsight, Keith should have known that shielding himself from a sharp blade with a hand in front of his face would not end well, but his instincts had kicked in. 

He doesn’t even register the pain at first; it’s as if his hand has gone numb the second the tip of the sharp blade scrapes against it, but after Lance shoots the Galra soldier down, the pain comes rushing at him like a tidal wave. 

Keith clutches his bleeding hand to his chest with a sharp hiss, but seconds later, Lance is in front of him with furrowed brows. 

Lance gently wraps slender fingers around Keith’s wrist and pulls the wounded hand up to his narrowed eyes. He studies the deep, long gash, ignoring the blood sliding down his armored chest. 

“Can you move your fingers?” Lance questions, and while it hurts like hell, Keith manages to wiggle each finger enough to ease the brunet’s worries. 

“Okay,” Lance says slowly, and the next two minutes are spent wrapping Keith’s hand with makeshift bandages made from the clothing of the fallen Galra soldier. 

Despite the pain, Keith keeps his face as composed as possible, and as soon as Lance finishes, he starts out of the room the two are in with Lance hot on his heels. 

“Let’s get the hell out of here,” Keith says as he quickens his pace into a jog while keeping his injured hand cradled to his chest. 

For ten minutes, the two jog through the empty halls of the Galra base. The patter of their feet echo softly against the walls, but after a while, the echoing grows faint. 

Keith slows his pace and glances back to see Lance lagging behind at a slow walk. Keith stops and spins around with a frown. “Lance? What are you doing? I need you to keep up because without my hand, you are my only defense.” 

When Lance moves closer, Keith’s frown deepens. The brunet is panting heavily as if he’s just run a marathon. He’s slick with sweat, and his normally tan skin is an ashen grey. His shoulders are hunched, and he’s dragging his feet as if they weigh a ton. 

“What’s wrong?” Keith asks slowly. His heart is beginning to hammer against his chest as panic swells within his stomach. 

“Nothing,” Lance gasps out. “I’m fine.” 

Keith takes in the blood dripping to the floor at Lance’s feet with narrowed eyes. “Is that my blood still?” 

“Yes,” Lance replies all too quickly, and Keith steps forward, closing the distance between the two. 

“Are you hurt?” Keith asks, and when Lance nods once, Keith’s face scrunches up in worry. 

“Where?” 

“My back.” 

Lance’s voice is hardly a whisper, and Keith moves around Lance, gasping at the sight. 

Lance’s armor is melted off in scattered chunks, revealing a mix of gashes and burns littering his tan skin. There’s blood trickling from various wounds, and Keith breathes out a string of curses. 

“How did this happen?” Keith asks sharply while mentally kicking himself for not catching sight of this earlier.  

“Grabbed Pidge when some bomb went off earlier. Knives came shooting out from the smoke.” 

Keith’s eyes go wide. “Is Pidge…”

“She’s fine. She went with Hunk and Shiro while I came to find you.” 

Keith nods, only allowing himself a brief bout of relief before he turns his attention back to Lance. “Do you think you can make it the rest of the way?” 

Lance swallows back a bout of nausea while nodding. “Yes.” 

The confidence in Lance’s tone, Keith thinks, is unbelievably admirable, but the underlying pain laced within Lance’s voice has Keith placing both hands on Lance’s shoulders from behind the brunet. 

“I don’t want to touch your back,” Keith says as he starts moving forward slowly, gently pushing Lance along. 

“You don’t have to-” Lance tries, only to be cut off by Keith shushing him. 

“Don’t worry about it. I’ll be here to catch you if you fall.” 

#DateMeBuckyBarnes (Part 14)

Summary: When Hollywood’s heartthrob Bucky Barnes breaks up with his girlfriend, you jokingly tag him in a selfie on Instagram to express your desire to date him. What you don’t expect is a response from the man himself [Modern AU].

Word Count: 1,006

‘#DateMeBuckyBarnes’ Masterlist

A/N: Um…

Originally posted by imaginingbucky

“Gorgeous, wake up,” Bucky lightly nudged your arm as you let out a whine in protest, pushing his hand off of you. Chuckling, Bucky gently shook your shoulder, his voice thrumming quietly within the silence. “Wake up, we’re here,” he told you again. “Let’s go.”

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- ̗̀ 02/04/2017  ̖́-

Everyone needs inspiration/motivation! Therefore, I made a list of my favourite inspirational quotes! Please like/reblog if you love them as much as I do! 

  • “I think, therefore I am. (Cogito, ergo sum.)” —René Descartes

  • “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” —B. F. Skinner

  • “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”
    —Albert Einstein

  • “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live.” —Mortimer Adler

  • “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” —Abraham Lincoln

  • “The journey is the reward.” —Chinese Proverb

  • “Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” —Goethe

  • “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” —Will Rogers

  • “Learning is like rowing upstream, not to advance is to drop back.”
    —Chinese Proverb

  • “Be a student as long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.” —Henry L. Doherty

  • “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

  • “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

Black Lives Matter, civil rights groups give DOJ’s drug memo a resounding ‘no’

  • Black Lives Matter movement activists and national civil rights organizations have major criticisms of Jeff Sessionsnew memo reinstating federal drug sentencing policies that have played a heavy role in mass incarceration. 
  • On Tuesday, representatives of several criminal justice reform groups plan to rally outside of the U.S. Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C., to call for Sessions to abandon what they call a “return to the War on Drugs.”
  • In searing statements, the NAACP, the Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights and voices from within the Movement for Black Lives, among others, cried foul after Sessions announced Friday his instruction to U.S. attorneys that they throw the book at drug offenders. 
  • The directive ignores state-level sentencing reform trends, and will mean harsher punishments for nonviolent defendants, as well as mandatory minimum sentences that have been disproportionately leveled at African-American and Latino communities, civil rights leaders said. Read more (5/16/17)

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