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anonymous asked:

Is there anyway any of us Americans can legally send you money, food, etc. without stupid bureaucratic crap getting in the way? If so, is it likely that customs would possibly steal the food or whatever else we send? Lastly, if there aren't any issues with sending you stuff, would you be willing to accept the help? Of course I would expect you to only share shipping info via private messaging and not openly post it.

So far shipping has worked, @whiteantcrawls and @absitplague has managed to send me stuff with no problems, BUT last I heard essentials like food or medicine won’t make it through customs, as they either get stolen or denied entry to the country. 

I have received money in the past via PayPal, which seems to be the safest and most convenient route to do so. 

And sure! BUT, as I’ve said, only if you can assure me it’s something you can actually spare, as I do not want to impose on anyone.

Okay I totally recommend listening to Lunafly to everyone and anyone. For people who don’t know them, Lunafly is a very underrated, under-appreciated, super talented Korean band with smooth vocals and instrumentals and soothing yet upbeat music. They have English versions of a lot of their songs, and they cover a lot of American songs. They can even sing in Spanish! I love their original songs like “Superhero” and “Day by Day,” and some of their favorite covers include “Thinking Out Loud,” “California King Bed,” and “Just Give Me a Reason.” I TOTALLY think you should check them out :D

anonymous asked:

Can you blame her tho? Those accents...👌👌👌 but also I think Taylor's sense of humor is very dry and British so she probably hits it off more with those guys. Rather than Americans who can't decipher her extreme sarcasm lol

Honestly, I can not. All of those men are also very attractive. Great work, Taylor. 

And I agree, with regards to the sense of humor. She’s so dry and witty and probably banters really well with Brits. 

Colin Kaepernick has a very juvenile understanding of civic responsibility. If something is wrong, you don’t just sit on the sideline and complain. You stand up, go out and fix it.

The Star-Spangled Banner represents not a single group of people, not just those in the government, not just those in law enforcement, but every single unique person and our shared investment in this country. It tells of the heroic efforts of committed citizens who fought to ensure freedom and equality in this land. By not respecting it, he’s saying that he doesn’t care about continuing that fight for liberty and equality, that he doesn’t care about the well-being of the country and his fellow Americans, and that he can’t be bothered to put any effort into fixing things and improving the lives of his fellow citizens.

Sometimes loving your country means that you want to change things. If it weren’t for people who loved their country so much that they lived and died to effect change they believed in, Mr. Kaepernick would never have had the opportunity to have the life that he has.

Mr. Kaepernick, grow up.

honestly i can’t believe i was telling paula @bilaqua like two months ago wanting to make a short film filled solely with old queercoding and then baz luhrmann comes out with the get down…

and even my bf have heard me nerd abt my joke project so much that he called me up to be like “RANYA HE’S PLAYING PINBALL” and i know luhrmann…..i know this was thought out, this was on purpose!!! i cannot believe

“it’s getting harder to hide”
“i’m used to it”

Adventures!

Actually haven’t been on my laptop in days since during the weekend hangout nigh out with Crim and her boyfriend that we would be out on adventures in Melbourne and wouldn’t get home until late.

Regardless so far have learned a lot about Melbourne and gotten some photos of some of the cool buildings! I’ve also learn the foods here that some are good but all seems to lack sugar. We saw a tiny box of Lucky Charms for $14.99AUD (usually $3.99USD) that I told Crim she can start a business flipping American foods I can send her for cheap.

Saturday went to a Con and she managed to reawaken a long lost nerdy/weeb side of me and ended up buying a lot of Pokemon and Digimon stuff because yeah. It was a lot of fun though and I believe we are going to one more Con while I am here! Also watched One Punch Man when we got home and I really should try to watch some anime more.

Sunday we went on adventures at the aquarium, got to see a lot of cool fish and even a Saltwater Crocodile! Crim also took tons of photos of me being a dweeb. After that we went to Melbourne Museum where I was being a rock nerd and was judging the old taxidermy at the museum. Some of it was actually good though! Crim is also a butt and bought me rocks, I plan on getting her back for those. >:c

Rest of the day we sat at a local park and I caught tons of new Pokemon in GO and that I evolved a lot of them too! Managed to catch two Kangaskhan which for someone like me where our only way to get one is by hatching a 10km egg, it is so cool. I have to catch a few more so that when trading is added in the game that I can hoard tons to bring back home. Also been trying to take gyms here so I can throw Taruos into the gyms here to mess with the local Australians since they can’t get those without hatching them~

Got back to her place and ended up drawing and she drew a cute doodle in my sketchbook while I was playing Splatoon. Also remembered I still rock at Splatoon and showed that pretty well. Really been a cool last few days and Crim is just a wonderful sweet person. Her boyfriend is also cool, very down to Earth guy to have fun conversations with.

Believe today we are visiting the Wunderkammer in Melbourne since they sell dead stuff and minerals and I figured I can find some cool stuff for myself and maybe a cool birthday gift for my mother too~ I have been in informed that there are limited dead things I can bring back home legally so we’ll see. Also just would be nice talking with the folks there about taxidermy!

At some point this week should be hitting up some of the local zoos (Melbourne and I think Werribee?) too before the weekend. I have a few photos as well as ones Crim took of me so will see if I get some time to post them soon!

This has so far been an amazing trip and I do not regret one bit of it and that we finally met up in person. :)

AHS season 6 predictions
  1. Taissa Farminga returns as The Character Who Needs Everything Explained To Them As A Device To Give The Audience Necessary Information
  2. The theme is played by a chorus of oboes
  3. Lady Gaga’s character has a different outfit in every shot, even when she has had no conceivable time or way to change
  4. Evan Peters and Finn Whitrock fuck by the end of episode 2
  5. And continue to do so until Finn’s character dies
  6. Lily Rabe, The Only Innocent Person On This Cruel And Sinful Earth, gets manipulated by everyone and then slaughtered in the most heart wrenching way possible
  7. Pepper appears
  8. Mother Angela Bassett teaches everyone the true meaning of Christmas with her cheekbones alone
  9. Jessica Lange (as portrayed by Sarah Paulson) plays a very important role until, in a shocking twist, she dies in the last 27 seconds of episode seven
  10. Emma Roberts appears for one (1) episode and lowers everyone else’s self esteem by approximately 50%
  11. She probably is the one to kill both Lily and Finn
  12. Vivien shows up
  13. Kathy Bates has the most moving soliloquy of the whole damn series thus far in episode eleven
  14. Jessica Lange (as portrayed by Sarah Paulson) reappears in the final episode to wrap up the plot because Sarah Paulson never dies
  15. aliens??
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Can I just write down some reasons why this is the best Hamilton Cover/Mashup ever?

1. The transitions from one song to another are flawless and sound wonderful. How they transition to “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)” into “Non Stop” is amazing.

2. Some male roles are played by females. Example: “we are outgunned, outmanned, outnumbered, outplanned. We gotta make an all out stand, ay yo I’m gonna need a right hand man.”
That part is sung by a girl, not to mention countless other parts sung by males are being sung by girls. That shows some awesome girl power, am I right?

3. Just think about how difficult the beats and ensemble harmonies are, then listen to how they recreate them with acapella. It’s beautiful.

4. They only had 9 people total singing, that’s amazing.

5. How they blend the songs is amazing, like one minute you’re listening to “It’s Quiet Uptown” and then it goes to “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?” With “The World Was Wide Enough” in the background! Talk about awesome, right?

6. They took a soundtrack lasting almost 3 hours, and shortened it into 6 minutes.

There’s so much I could comment on, but those are some of the best parts. I hope you enjoy it as must as I do! ^-^

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When your FAVORITE ANIMAL is available AS AN ACTION FIGURE in your FAVORITE COLORS, but you’re an AMERICAN YOUTH so you can’t afford the $35 DOLLARS it costs. 

No seriously give these cuties a look, Creative Beast Studios you are causing me actual pain. <3

https://beasts-of-the-mesozoic-raptor-series-action-figure.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders/52569

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A white man asked a black C-SPAN guest how to fight his own racial prejudice. Her answer was perfect.

When Heather McGhee, president of the public policy group Demos, got a question from a caller during her appearance at C-SPAN, it was not about the progressive ideals her group is known for. The question, instead, was about a different issue — directed, seemingly, at McGhee’s race (she’s black).

The caller presented a surprising, open admission of racism on national television — and, even more surprisingly, it came with a request to help address that racism.

McGhee thanked the caller for his honesty and question. Then she explained how all Americans of all races can help solve the subconscious racial biases that study after study have found almost all of us have.

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It’s so funny when publishers feel that they need to make these changes for countries that speak very nearly the exact same language

I mean, it’s OK, I can understand American

You didn’t have to translate it into British for me

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Let’s have a moment of silence to remember the magic that was f(5) performing the English version of Chu.

First Masterpost: Back To School Supplies on a Budget.

Milan Here.

Ok so I know back to school shopping can be expensive so I found some inexpensive back to school supplies for you guys. (disclaimer: as I live in the Uk this is for UK people, but if i find other deals i’ll let yall know, Americans can definitely find something good at target or amazon.)

Pens and Pencils

Highlighters

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Sharpeners and Rubbers

Notebooks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (6, 7 @joolshallie uses)

sainsburys is currently doing a deal for the Oxford Campus 300 pages for £2.25 so please go in to get it before it becomes no longer available.

Journals/Bullet Journals 1, 2

Flashcards 1, 2

Folders 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Best Backpacks and bags for school (not all cheap) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Pencil cases 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Desk Supplies:

Post Its 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Glitter Tape

Rulers 1, 2

Casio Calculators Pink, Black

Dividers and wallets 1, 2

Stationary Sets and Bulk: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Stores in General:

  • Wilko
  • Rymans
  • Whsmith
  • Muji
  • Poundland

check out UNIdays for Student Discount.

If you go on to the sites that I have linked you will find many more deals. i hoped this helped

Stay tuned for more hacks! (@study-hacks)

ELECTORAL POLITICS:  U.S. presidential elections, 1964-2012 

The beginnings of the contemporary blue-red (Democrat-Republican) regional alignment in American politics can be traced to 1964, when Republicans lost badly in the LBJ landslide victory over Barry Goldwater – yet Democratic civil-rights advocacy for African-Americans alienated southern whites, and so Republicans broke through in the Deep South after almost 100 years of Democratic domination. Subsequent elections have tended to turn on the strength of regional coalitions.

Source:  New York Times (23 August 2016)

As campaign strategies go, basically saying “I mean, how bad can I be, really?” is at least a novel approach…

I have this theory that Donald Trump may not know what a fountain pen is.

Like, I was about 98% sure that if in the Darkest Timeline he is elected president, when he sits down at the desk in the Oval Office, the first thing he will do is point to a fountain pen and be like ‘what’s that’. 

And everyone person around the room’s face will fall as they realize their new president, this grown adult alleged ‘billionaire’ put in office by actual Americans who believe he can actually be the president because he has the best words and knows all the things and is great at everything, does not know what a fountain pen is.

Because I swear to god, everyone who’s ever had the opportunity of seeing or coming across Trump’s writing always remarks that he writes in sharpie. 

Always.

Everyone.

The Spy Magazine writer who called him a short-fingered vulgarian? Remember him? 

That was more than a quarter of a century ago. To this day, I receive the occasional envelope from Trump. There is always a photo of him—generally a tear sheet from a magazine. On all of them he has circled his hand in gold Sharpie in a valiant effort to highlight the length of his fingers. [x]   

The lady who was a receptionist for Trump Magazine? What did she say?

Trump personally signed off on each issue, marking up proofs with a sharpie, making sure it contained nothing untoward about himself or his family

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/08/donald-trump-magazine-employee-confessional-bankrupt-2016-214155#ixzz4I5ep71Bl

And in fact, I am not the only one to notice Donald Trump’s love affair with sharpies. When I google “donald trump sharpie” in an effort to find some sort of evidence that I wasn’t imagining this, I found not only ample proof, but that other people have noticed the same thing.

Now, you might be thinking at this point, ‘this only proves Donald Trump loves sharpies, it doesn’t prove that he literally doesn’t know what a fountain pen is’.

To which I say, it’s Donald Trump. This whole sharpie tangent has only managed to make me 99% certain he does not know what a fountain pen is.