then...-WHO-WAS-13

To the Romans, 50 = L
  • I should soon be able to weave a beautiful, hip-length braid of my ear, nose, and back hairs. Will post pics.
  • 110 golf balls on Sunday ⇒ aching triceps Tuesday. 
  • I spend a fair amount of time wondering who’s dying next.
  • Three months ago, while still 49, I ran 13.1 miles fairly comfortably. Yesterday, I staggered through 3.1 and nearly barfed up my tuna sandwich somewhere in Elmwood Park.
  • Some people reading this weren’t yet alive at the time of the story I told last night. Perhaps she is reincarnated in you.
  • If you feel like your brain is full of worthless knowledge, don’t worry. It’ll fade.
  • Metabolizing was fun. I miss metabolizing things. I’d like that back.

anonymous asked:

Tips to appear older from an 18 year old trans guy who was mistaken for 13 the other day: wear clothes that fit and aren't baggy. You can get shoe inserts online that make you an inch or so taller. Working out is great to accentuate muscles and also general confidence/mental health. Also shave that peach fuzz! Makes you seem clean shaven and not just unable to grow facial hair.

good tips!!

anonymous asked:

I'm very interested to see where s13 leads Cas and Dean's relationship; like i know there's still a ways to go, but if s12 continues knocking down walls, i'd be interested to see a season where they're at the point where their feelings are sort of in this "out there but not out there, not spoken, thing"? Like they're in this limbo you see lot of times with tv love interests; they know, we know, everyone knows. But for whatever reason, it's not at the "let's get together" point yet.

(season 13 anon who just sent you an ask) I hope all that made sense lol? I think i’m trying to say i’d be interested to see their relationship go up a notch from where it has been, like a different level of awareness and not knowing what to do with it.

Yeah, I get what you’re saying here, and as someone who rewatches the entire series on a continuous loop, let me tell you that this is exactly how it already feels…

There’s nothing more jarring than watching Alpha and Omega and then going back and starting at the pilot again… and watching s4 Cas and Dean interactions having seen how far they come over time.

My current rewatch is right in the middle of s8 (I watch 4 episodes a day on TNT as the background noise to my morning activities). But it was SO FREAKING HARD to rewatch s6 and s7 while simultaneously watching 12.09, 12.10, and 12.11 and flailing about stuff in current canon.

So in that sense, there does seem to be this constant uptick in the level of we know they know and they know that we know that they know. It’s just the absolute slowest possible burn of anything in the history of ever. It might not feel like they’ve progressed at all, but then you go back and watch it all again and it’s like watching a flower bloom in super slow motion.

I mean I hate to keep pointing at my own tag for this phenomenon, but it took Scheherazade 1001 nights to woo her love, and yet she told a ton of awesome stories along the way, too. I’m enjoying all the stories just as much as the overarching story of Scheherazade, so I’m okay with that as a narrative structure. :D

Hey how’s about we get more type 1 diabetic characters in the media???
My youngest brother has type 1 and has a really hard time emotionally dealing with it. He hates going out to eat and going to friends houses because he has to check his blood and figure out his insulin and he always gets upset when he thinks about it. Today we saw lego batman and everyone in my family agreed him and batman were the same person and he was so happy about it until he remembered his diabetes. I literally watched the joy leave his face and he was pretty down in the dumbs for a solid 10 minutes (until I was able to distract him). I know what it’s like to find a character in the media that has a same trait as you (for me it’s being gay or trans), and he doesn’t really get that. I can’t think of a single character in anything who has type one. My brother is 13 and was only diagnosed 7 months ago, and I think having a character he could relate to see succeed with type one would really help him immensely- as well as other kids who have disabilities!

anonymous asked:

Damian (who’s 13) and ? An arabic child is the 4 best fighter of batfamily.go over it.

Anon, I think you’re genuinely misunderstanding me here. And if you think I’m trying to be dismissive of the importance of Damian in terms of respectful representation, I apologize. That would be a mistake on my part and I’ll do better to parse my meaning in the future. 

I don’t agree entirely with King’s listing – does any fan? We all have our opinions – and my only (stated) issue was that I thought Kate and Damian should have been switched as they are now, not in the idea that Damian could not improve and get better with age. 

That is why I’m confused – Damian is still Top 5 in my personal listing. I was only ever talking publicly about switching him and Kate. I don’t understand entirely why that became a lightning rod for controversy outside of I probably made some mistakes in speaking before and not clarifying my opinion or my respect for Damian and representation. 

I still don’t know who brought Tim into this or why, that seems to be part of a fandom conversation at large and not to do with my posts or stated opinions which is why this morning’s inbox full of these messages were amusing to me at first. 

Also being lost in the conversation is how important Kate is. An adult woman, an open lesbian, and a known Jewish superhero. These are all things that are important in these days, too, and are getting overlooked a lot in fandom. And is at least part of why I love Kate so much on top of her being a fantastic character. There should be celebration that both her and Damian as well as POC family members like Cassandra and Dick dominate the Top 5 regardless of where you personally place them within that Top 5. I never meant to express anything but happiness at that fact. 

So hopefully that satisfies everything. I doubt it will. I’d almost bet money it won’t. But hopefully we can at least let the attempt at fandom humor on my part die down. 

strudeloo  asked:

Hey Skull! Could we get #5, #14 and #32? I hope your day looks up!

Thanks man, me too.

5. Talk about the best birthday you’ve had.

Uhh… I… honestly don’t remember any of my birthdays but one. I think it was when I turned 13? It was just the only surprise party I’ve ever had. My mom drove me to my favorite restaurant where all my friends were waiting and we had a good time.

Most of my birthdays have been swept under the rug because it’s close to Christmas (December 7th), which really messed me up when I was younger, but these days I tend to just not care about it.

14. Talk about a vacation.

Oh man, any vacation with my friend who lives in Canada. We’ve been friends since I was like 13? I started going up to see her almost every year when I was 15 or so and we’d meet up for anime conventions at first and cosplay and do all that nerdy shit. A couple years ago we went to Fan Expo together and that was tons of fun.

I love her a lot, and we always chill at some of the shops in the city or go out for authentic Asian food or catch some of the museums or fairs that might be going on at the time.

Then there are other times where we just hang out and play videogames for a week. We played Silent Hill: The Room together over Christmas one year and that was so much fucking fun. Honestly any time spent with her where we can both escape our stressful home lives are a blast.

32. Talk about a place you remember from your childhood.

I’ve lived in basically the same area my entire life so this is a hard one for me. I guess the cabin in the mountains that my parents would take us to sometimes? That’s the only other place I ever went regularly as a kid. It wasn’t very fun, more just an excuse to label my dad’s hunting trips as vacation. But I remember the smell of the cabin and getting to watch black bear come to the feeder in the back yard, and we would go on walks in the woods and it was generally a very peaceful, lovely place I couldn’t really appreciate as a kid.

These days if I went back to just relax I would probably love it… as long as it had wifi.

Questions to talk about!

anonymous asked:

YOU GAVE ME ALEX. WHO GAVE ME HOPE THAT MAYBE I WONT DESTROY MY FAMILY BY COMING OUT. THAT YOU CAN BE OUT AND HAPPY. THEN YOU GAVE ME MAGGIE WHO WAS ALL DIMPLES AND HOPE AND YOU PROVIDED A LIGHT FOR ME THAT YOU'RE SMOTHERING. AND DONT EVEN BRING UP LENA TO ME. LENA LUTHOR, SHE HAS THIS GOOD STRONG PLOT LINE. SHES NOT LIKE HER FAMILY, SHE SAW THE GOOD IN PEOPLE AND ALIENS AND THEN YOU WRITE HER TO BE SOMEBODY NOBODY WANTED TO BELIEVE AND A DAMSEL THAT NEEDED SAVING. THATS BULLSHIT.

AND THEN THEY MADE US QUESTION WHETHER OR NOT SHES EVIL I MEAN CANT WE JUST HAVE STRONG AND INDEPENDENT WOMEN IN THIS SHOW?

nope apparently not:))

Okay I’m going to shoot straight with y’all

I have no idea what is going on in my inbox right now? Or why there is so much Tim-inspired outrage when I say I think Kate (a Jewish, adult, lesbian, military trained soldier) would have been higher than Damian (who’s 13) right now in the rankings. 

Like who brought up Tim??? What is going on? Why are you so mad, anon???

Fandom Fic Rec Days

The Fandom Fic Rec Days are back!

It is easy to make people look at art; all you need is a reblog. But when it comes to make people want to read fanfiction, it can get just a little more tricky.

To give writers more recognition, and to celebrate their stories, we’ve decided to organize the Fic Rec Days.

On February 10th, 11th, and 12th, you’re invited to rec your favourite fics, from the all time faves to the WIPs you’re currently enjoying.

How? In any way you want!

  • Create a post saying why people should read the fic!
  • Draw some fanart!
  • Create graphics/aesthetics!
  • Make a fic rec list!
  • Make a mix!
  • And so on.

Anything, really; there’s no way of rec’ing worth less than another.

This way, you will:

  1. Promote writers’ fics, and maybe get them new readers.
  2. Make their day, they will be super happy!
  3. Maybe encourage them to write more (win-win!)

Any rules/extra information?

  • Tag your posts with #ficrecdays
  • Tag your fandom/ship.
  • You can always queue if you’re not available!
  • Readers, please consider leaving a comment on the fics you liked!

Above all else, have fun, make people happy (writers and new readers alike!)

Reblog to spread the word, and see you then! :D

Listen…,,..,.Hazel is too young for Frank