there are nine lovely people who i like a lot

what’s better than this…. just teams being memes

  • *pidge says anything* “shut up you’re like 12″
  • they argue over all noises, not just laser noises
    • “and we’ll turn on the particle barrier and it’ll be like pshwoosh” “actually i think you mean vwooom” “what? that sounds like a lightsaber, it’s totally wooshaaaaa” “oh my god can you guys shut up” “you shut up keith”
    • shiro: “alright guys let’s get back on topic– though it’s definitely whishboom”
  • there are frequent petitions to play hide and seek as a bonding exercise
  • “keith do you have a plan” keith, who very obviously does not have a plan: “uh……. yeah”
  • whenever the team manages to finish a training session together allura swoops in like “wow congratulations paladins!!! you guys are now almost as strong as an altean nine year old”
  • *lance says something stupid* pidge, looking him up and down with disinterest: “………………….anyway”
  • they walk up to people who are Obviously Not Allura and wax poetic about how incredible altean shapeshifting is
  • lance: “i have never done anything wrong ever???”
    • hunk: “I know this and I love you”
  • a lot of latinx people kiss each other on their cheeks casually and one day lance slips up and does it to one of his teammates and do they let it go?? no, never

If Rosa could get a new love interest, who would you want to play them?

Stephanie Beatriz: I don’t know, I mean there are so many wonderful, beautiful people in this world…

My brain:

Stephanie Beatriz: …I think it would be really fun to play more with other comedians…

My brain:

Stephanie Beatriz: …I know a lot of you are hoping that Rosa is bi, like me…

My brain:

Originally posted by youngsamberg

Stephanie Beatriz: …or maybe she’s going to come out in some other way…

My Brain:

Originally posted by suisidesquad

Stephanie Beatriz: …I don’t have any answers for that because I don’t write the show. I wish I had more control…

My Brain:

Stephanie Beatriz: … [but] I think that our writers are very smart.

My brain:

Originally posted by ilanaglazers

(Interview here)

✰ * º ❛   that 70′s show sentence starters   ❜

‘  you know what your problem is? i’m too good looking.  ’
‘  god, what did you have for breakfast this morning? carnation instant bitch?  ’
‘  oh, is this what we’re gonna do today, we’re gonna fight?  ’
‘  because you’re breaking up the band, yoko!  ’
‘  an apple? where’s my candy, you son of a bitch.  ’
‘  she told me she loves me and then i told her i loved cake…  ’
‘  how’d you’d like to own a little bit of my foot in your ass?  ’
‘  look, if i could run across the beach into my own arms, i would.  ’
‘  you know he never liked phones. he said he could hear voices in ‘em.  ’
‘  when my time comes, i wanna be buried facedown so that anyone who doesn’t like me can kiss my ass.  ’
‘  you know what your problem is? you’re really cute… so no one ever told you to shut your pie hole.  ’
‘  god, we are such the… perfect couple?  ’
‘  you’re cold? well damn, i can’t control the weather!  ’
‘  the gym, or as i like to call it, the institute of things i can’t do.  ’
‘  well, i’d like to help but… not as much as i’d like not to.  ’
‘  don’t put me in your fantasies. i don’t even like being in your real life.  ’
‘  i don’t like people. i like rock n’ roll, sex, and pizza – in that order.  ’
‘  i’m not loving anybody that i’m not legally required to.  ’
‘  and if somebody doesn’t tell me i’m cute in the next five minutes, i’m gonna scream!  ’
‘  don’t hate me because i’m beautiful.  ’
‘  i can’t count on much in this crazy world, but i can always count on you.  ’
‘  i’m going to go out, meet some boys and crush their hearts one by one.  ’
‘  where zen ends, ass kicking begins.  ’
‘  you guys are fighting like cats and whores.  ’
‘  cake is good, but you cannot have sex with cake.  ’
‘  well, my head says no, but my heart says no.  ’
‘  the three true branches of the government are military, corporate, and hollywood.  ’
‘  hey man, if you don’t get caught, everything’s legal.  ’
‘  yeah, but god didn’t see that. i was in my van, and he can’t see through lead.  ’
‘  college is for ugly girls who can’t get modeling contracts.  ’
‘  college is for women who don’t want to marry the first idiot they meet and squeeze out his bastard moron children.  ’
‘  i was never happy. i was just less pissed off.  ’
‘  sometimes when i’m alone, i just love to cuddle.  ’
‘  i have a definite opinion on this… i don’t care.  ’
‘  when he’s unhappy, i know our relationship is in good shape.  ’
‘  all right, sleep tight and don’t let the bedbugs put their foot in your ass.  ’
‘  that’s your brain trying to comprehend its own stupidity.  ’
‘  we have some breaking news: i’m toasted.  ’
‘  but i don’t want to go outside. there are people out there.  ’
‘  oh, please. i’m a hot-looking, smooth-talking, frisky-assed son of a bitch.  ’
‘  no, i’m not pouting. that would upset our routine. god knows i wouldn’t want to move in a new direction and accidentally slip in a puddle of fun or anything.  ’
‘  i’ve just decided being sad is a waste of my time.  ’
‘  he called me ugly on the inside and the outside. i’m sorry, but he’s just wrong about the outside part.  ’
‘  i don’t really cook much. i just plan on getting by on my looks.  ’
‘  no, no, no, you just don’t move on from me. i’m like alcohol. you need a twelve-step program to break my smell.  ’
‘  you know, being here under the stars, sitting on the grass makes me really glad i’m not poor.  ’
‘  the person i love the most is me!  ’
‘  i was voted most popular, best legs, and now godmother? what can’t i do?  ’
‘  why am i alone and all of you less attractive people are happy?  ’
‘  it’s better to have loved and loss than to be butt ugly.  ’
‘  okay, i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again: everyone loves me.  ’
‘  why get out of bed when you can read about people who got out of bed?  ’
‘  i got a lot of free time. i mainly use it to nap and cry.  ’
‘  i’ll just curl up in the fetal position and think about pancakes.  ’
‘  have you been in bed all day?  ’
‘  last night i only slept like… nine hours.  ’
‘  i pity you because you’re dumb.  ’
‘  responsible people don’t go around getting their nipples twisted.  ’
‘  they want to kill rock n’ roll because they know it makes us horny, man.  ’
‘  i would love car sex… or just sex… or just a car.  ’
‘  no, i don’t feel bad. i don’t feel anything.  ’
‘  man, think about it. we hold information that could crush the very heart and soul of one of our best friends… i live for days like this!  ’
‘  it’s like we’re too old to trick or treat and too young to die.  ’
‘  talking isn’t gonna help me, okay? what’s gonna help me is, like, drinking.  ’
‘  hey, yeah, that’s the worst idea i’ve ever heard!  ’
‘  i wish i was an octopus.  ’
‘  thanks, but i’ve gotta go to sleep because i have a big day of misery ahead of me.  ’
‘  life is too short to spend it with people who annoy you.  ’
‘  well, for your information, i’m already sorry i was ever born.  ’
‘  i don’t have a hickey. i was using a curling iron.  ’
‘  give me a reason why i shouldn’t set you on fire.  ’
‘  i’m a hottie, you’re a nottie.  ’
‘  prison is not an option for me, okay? i can’t pee in front of other people.  ’
‘  man, time really flies when you take two naps a day.  ’
‘  oh, no. now i have to act normal.  ’
‘  oh, i just remembered i can’t loan it to you on account of i hate you.  ’
‘  i’ve been diagnosed with a disease that makes me irresistible to women.  ’
‘  you know what the best thing god ever did was? boobs.  ’
‘  i’m like ketchup. i go good on everything!  ’
‘  when we were about to fool around and i said that i washed my hands, but i really just got done playing with like six dogs.  ’
‘  there’s a rabbit stuck in a tree and i want to return that rabbit to the wild so it can lay its eggs.  ’
‘  if this is about maturity then i want nothing to do with it.  ’
‘  a wedding without a trampoline? that’s crazy talk.  ’
‘  i don’t wanna blink ‘cause i’m afraid to miss even a second of your cuteness.  ’
‘  you seem normal around your family, but out in the real world, you’re kinda nuts.  ’
‘  i could get arrested. i could go to girl prison. this freakin’ rocks!  ’
‘  my parents are fighting all the time and they want me to choose sides, but i can’t because they’re both idiots.  ’
‘  why would sally sell seashells down by the seashore? i mean, that’s a terrible location for a seashell stand.  ’
‘  i’m not strong, but i know a lot of ways to destroy men emotionally.  ’
‘  i don’t have feelings for him. i just hate that bitch for making him happy.  ’
‘  i’m not jealous, i just want to pop that inflatable bitch and watch her fly around the room.  ’
‘  hello, it is me, the object of your desire.  ’
‘  i’m a beautiful girl with a shrill, demanding voice. i’m pretty hard to ignore.  ’
‘  a gold digger is what these idiots call a woman who knows that love eventually wears off, but money is forever.  ’
‘  you see, a more productive use of my time is revenge.  ’
‘  i cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.  ’
‘  i don’t answer stupid questions.  ’

modern matthias headcanons bc i love death:

- the human embodiment of that “*surrounded by wolves* calm down puppies i can’t pet all of you!” (or smth like that) tumblr meme
- probably definitely works at a dog shelter
- has like three wolfdogs and two huskies
- gives puppies as bday presents
- has a super simple style bc he thinks buying clothes is wasteful so he probably wears the ones he owns to rags and THEN finally succumbs to buying new basics (under nina’s strict supervision)
- ACTUAL GRANDPA who has no idea how a phone works let alone an app/computer program
- BAD with technology in general
- likes documentaries (can literally watch three hours worth of nat georgaphic films about the tundra)
- mostly makes toast and oatmeal for himself bc he treats food the same way as clothes: he needs his meal to be sufficient and nutritious but anything more is extra and unnecessary
- HOWEVER (thanks to @helvr for this headcanon honestly god b l e s s) he has a surprising knack for baking/baked goodies so he can spend hours making pastries for other people
- blushes like a ripe tomato everytime nina so much as hikes up her skirts to smooth out/readjust her leggings or unbuttons one (1) front button of her shirt
- helps homeless kids/orphans with inej and just does sO MUCH GOOD IN THE WORLD OKAY
- totally scandalized by nina’s tv picks bc her fav shows usually have lots of nudity/openly expressed sexual desires and he’s just Shook
- reads lots and lots of self-help books and they really do help
- strives to be a better version of himself EVERY DAY
- looks hella good in jeans 👌 and nina makes sure to tell him on a daily basis (cue the tomato hue)
- spends some weekends at the library, educating himself, reading /even more/ about cultures and beliefs that are foreign to him so he a) broadens his horizon and b) doesn’t offend anyone by being ignorant in some way or other
- you’ve heard of the dad friend, now get ready for the grandpa friend
- the other dregs like to prank him (innocent jokes ofc) and all he ever does is scoff and sigh
- they collectively decide to buy him the same grumpy cat tshirt so he has a total of five (!!!) tshirt that are literally THE SAME
- that is until a package from kuwei arrives and it’s a hand-stitched grumpy cat sweater
- matthias looks into the camera like he’s on the office A LOT
- HIGHKEY think he’d LOVE brooklyn nine nine?? like?? it’s a show?? about justice?? and the importance of diversity?? showing different people from different places/backgrounds who have an incredible team dynamic and whose sole purpose is to fight modern crime??

anonymous asked:

You know what I miss in Doctor Who and hope to come back when the next Doctor arrives? The Doctor being heroic, compassionate, and apologising sincerely for something that goes bad or any dark actions or errors he makes. 11 and 12 often act casually when people die and even be a bit rude about it. I know we all love a dark Doctor and the Doctor knows that he can't save everyone but I don't know, I just miss his more selfless and sympathetic nature. :)

Same. This was what I liked so much about Nine and Ten. Yes, they struggled sometimes because the Doctor is a flawed character who has lots of negative traits within him, but they were always ultimately called out by the narrative for acts of cruelty or selfishness, and were shown to be heroes by small acts rather than huge gestures. For example, in Ten’s final episodes (I know people have mixed thoughts about those), although Ten does a load of heroic stuff there and the Time Lords are there, and the Master, the ACTUAL heroic act of the episode is when he steps into that radiation chamber for Wilfred. He is scared and he wants to live but he gives up his life for a little old man because it’s the right thing to do. 

Remember when Nine wanted to torture the Dalek in Series One? He was called out by Rose and the narrative for being just like them, for being no better than the Daleks themselves. The hero was Rose for showing compassion and empathy, and the Doctor was shown to learn from her example and change his own ways. 

I miss that side of him too. 

xxx

anonymous asked:

Bartho, help me! I have trouble creating aliens but I feel like a failure of an author for asking for help, yet I just have tried and feel like the aliens I make are dumb or lame. Can you please help me?

anon, you’re very brave. people should ask for help when they need it. that’s what helps you improve.

my first tip is to look around, especially when there’s a lot of artists who love drawing aliens. pick and choose at things you like. changing colors? awesome, keep it. wings? sure, why not? nine eyes? yes, please. feet for hands and hands for feet? love it

tip number two, rationalize it. why does your species have the ability to breathe in the water and above it? “why that’s easy, bartho, they need that ability, because when their waters started getting polluted and to survive, they had to adapt outside of their natural element” awesome, good idea

tip number three, think of the origins and their planet. assuming you did tip number two, and you thought about the type of habitat your creatures live in, you’ve already partially thought about the kind of planet you want them to live on. how did they evolve? 

tip number three, what do they eat? think about their teeth and how many stomachs they have. how do they catch their food? are they hunters, gatherers, scavengers?

tip number four, biology. organs in their body, are they like humans? what about their sexes and genders? how to they raise their young? how many young can they have, at once, and in total?

some other things you can look up are languages, different dialects, their intelligence, their economy, and how advanced their tech is. i recommend checking articles to see what pet peeves readers or other writers have when it comes to sci fi worlds. most times, i see people getting mad at people for making the feminine aliens like feminine humans. like, why would a lizard have boobs if they lay eggs? 

i hope this helps, anon

Hi my name is augieboogie and I’m thirty-nine years old and a lot of people tell me I look like Daisy Ridley (AN: if u don’t know who she is get da hell out of here!). I’m not related to Adam Driver but I wish I was because he’s a major fucking hottie. I’m also a Reylo, and I work in a market. I love Hot Topic and I buy all my clothes from there. For example today I was wearing a Kylo Ren tee and I had my hair in three buns. I was in the toilets at the market, washing my hands at the taps. A fourteen year old anti stared at me. She says, “Are you a fucking Reylo?” I put up my middle finger at her.

Iconic things that happened at (and before) the London dodie show:

•in McDonald’s I saw a gay couple kiss and It was pretty gay

•In the show everyone started suddenly changing “Jeremy Corbin”

•evan dabbed MULTIPLE times

•evan and someone else (idk who it was I couldn’t see but I think it was Daniel J Layton) we’re doing some weird ass dance from their balcony

•turns out dodies voice is a lot higher pitched in real life? It sounds a lot deeper in her videos

•DID I MENTION I WAS IN THE SAME ROOM AS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HUMAN BEING IN THe WORLD DODIE CLARK WHO I LOVE WITH ALL MY HEARt and IM GAY FOR AND I WOULD DIE FOR? I WAS BREATHING THE SAME FUCKING AIR AS DODIE????????? WHAT

•this boy who was like nine years old kept singing stuff from dear evan Hansen

•not rlly an iconic moment but: before the show we saw loads of people in the street and it was so easy to tell which ones were seeing dodie bc almost everyone who was seeing her had either short hair, a pride flag, a yellow jumper, round aesthetic glasses, merch, face glitter or a mixture of those options. They were all so pretty and dodie looking and I felt intimidated bc jesus why do people have to be beautiful

•dodie performed “she” which is like my favourite song with a pride flag !!!! And she asked someone in the audience for it I was living

•SHE PERFORMED ONE FOR THE ROAD AND PARTY TATTOOS WHICH ARE TWO OF MY FAVOURITES

•I LOVE PARTY TATTOOS SO MUCH

•at the end loads of yellow and white balloons were released from the sky

•it was fucking great I want to go back so badly like, just watching her videos I thought “yeah I love her a lot” but actually seeing her in REAL LIFE???? it made me love her so much more and the concert was just amazing???????????? I LOVE DODIE CLARK WOW WHAT AN ANGEL

tips for an existential crisis

I feel like a lot of people need something like this. as someone who constantly gets these and has been ever since I was nine (no joke), I have some tips. idk if they’ll help but hey I can try right?

  1. the second you feel it coming, try humming something to yourself. the first thing you can think of. it doesn’t matter, but it helps if it’s cheerful, love songs work nicely. this has became instinct for me- the second I feel myself falling into the abyss that is an existential crisis, I hum the first bar of music I can. it helps my mind get off of it and become distracted.
  2. if that doesn’t work or it’s too late, pinch yourself. snap a rubber band against yourself. a very mild pain will help you out of your state and ground you.
  3. talk to people. call someone. your sibling. mom. dad. friend. I don’t care, as long as you’re comfortable, talking about something will help you out. vent about your crappy math teacher. talk about that new episode of doctor who.
  4. read something happy. that’s key, because it it’s something darker, there’s a chance it’ll worsen your state. that one fluffy fanfiction that’s your favorite? break it out. the epilogue of harry potter? hell yeah. something bright to distract you, and soon you should be back.
  5. do something you enjoy. read, write, play music, look at memes, watch youtube, as long as it’s not bad for you and bad for others, go for it. this will get your mind off of things and give you some personal time.
  6. take a shower. this gives you time to think and become refreshed, and a fifteen minute time to yourself should help you work yourself out. if chasing the crisis away doesn’t work, take a shower to give you some time to think.
  7. don’t spread it. if you are going to talk to someone, don’t spread the crisis, the feeling is terrible and unwelcome.
  8. once you’re out, don’t try going back in. if you see videos you think will give you a crisis, books, movies, whatever, don’t watch them unless you’re intentionally trying to get a crisis (which isn’t a good idea, by the way).

I hope this helped anyone you needed it! have a great day/afternoon/night!

Request: Elim Garak + 24 & 28

Originally posted by trekking-through-life


Anonymous said: Hi 😅😄 can you do prompts number 24 and 28 with Garak from deep space 9?

24: “I’ve got you. You’re safe.”

28: “This is the way I know you, and this is the way I love you.”

Author’s note: Sorry for taking so long! I’ve been swamped with work lately. But also, I will be taking Discovery requests from now on, so go ahead and send them in!


Elim Garak didn’t like a lot of things. His father, people who were too nosy, enclosed spaces. But you had helped him endure all of these things. You were his rock, his brave Starfleet Security officer. And he couldn’t be more thankful.

“Elim,” your voice called to him from the kitchen, in the quarters you shared. “I’m nearly finished dinner.”

Garak wandered over to you, and rested his head on your shoulder, watching you concentrate on the soup you were stirring. He nearly laughed at the furrow in your brow, and the intense look in your eye.

“Something funny?” you asked, turning your head, and losing concentration for a moment. In that instant, your hand moved and touched the hot stovetop by accident. You hissed in pain, and drew it away. Realizing what happened, Garak immediately ushered you over to the sink, where he turned on the cold water, and began to rinse your hand.

“I’ve got you. You’re safe,” Garak muttered as you whimpered at the cold temperature and the pain. Your grimace turned into a smile, suddenly.

“That’s what I always say,” you commented, and you were right. You had said those exact words when the two of you were trapped in a Jefferies Tube when hiding from a group of Jem’Hadar who boarded the station. You had said it when he was being held in the station’s brig as a suspect in a murder. You had said it more times than Garak could count.

“Tell me, my dear (Y/N),” Garak said, a touch of bitterness in his voice. “Are you happy with a coward for a lover?”

Immediately, you yanked your injured hand out of the water, tugging Garak to you by his shirt collar. Sometimes, your mannerisms as a security officer translated to your daily life, and you knew that you had got his attention in this way. Crude, but effective.

“Elim Garak, I wouldn’t be happy with any other person,” you said, your eyes boring into his. “If you changed who you were, you’d no longer be the same person I love.”

Releasing your hold on him, you gently traced his features with your burnt fingers, forgetting the pain you were in and focusing on his. “Never change, Elim. That’s an order.”

2

“I guess I started drinking because I found life painfully boring.  When I was fifteen I had my first drink and everything got bigger, brighter…  The thing is, though, and it took me a long time to realize this, when I’m drunk the bad things in me get a whole lot bigger and brighter, too.  I get jealous, hateful, stubborn.  I don’t care who I’m hurting, heck, I enjoyed hurting people; people that loved me…  I’ve got this kid.  He’s just turned nine and I don’t get to see him nearly as much as I want.  He’s a funny little guy.  He got my nose and my hair, but the rest of him is his mother, thank plumbob.  When he was born I didn’t want anything to do with him.  What kind of a-hole acts like that?  Now all I want is for him to have a good life and to be there to see what he becomes.  So, that’s why I’m here.  I’m here for Donovan.”

Kids have always really loved me, and I don’t get why, because I am so visibly uncomfortable around 99.9% of them. I never know what to say to a child. I’m socially awkward around people who actually share interests with me, so talking to a small human who only likes Barney is nightmare mode.

Then there’s also the worry that they’ll hurt themselves under my watch. I babysat one of my little cousins a lot when I was in high school, but he was already seven, eight, nine, when I was watching him, and he was crazy well-behaved, so I never had to worry about him throwing himself out a window. Other kids, though, I do not trust myself to watch, I just know they’ll end up dead somehow, I could lock them in an empty room and they would still find a way to die under my care.

This is why I will never be a parent.

(This also reminds me that all of my little cousins are growing up so fast. I want to die, they were all, like, three just yesterday.)

An incomplete list of thoughts on the Gilmore Girls revival

1. Start with Richard’s death– well, not quite.

First, give us a day in Star’s Hollow, a winter’s festival with Taylor freaking out and Luke grumbling and Miss Patty flirting and Kirk toting around his pig– I loved his pig– and Lane’s band playing in the gazebo. Rory, visiting, just got that article published, and it’s on the back of Luke’s menus. Get all of the nostalgia out of the way, in this whirlwind of things going right.

We need that reunion, certainly, that reminder of how much we love this tiny, crazy town and the people who live there. Send Rory, Luke, and Lorelei home down familiar streets, to the house she and Luke rebuilt together, strung up with Christmas lights Lorelei definitely made Luke hang while she ate leftover Halloween candy and called critique from below.

Everything is good. Lorelei woke up that morning smelling snow. Rory is pulling tater tots out of the freezer– “Didn’t you have enough fried nonsense at Kirk’s fried nonsense booth?” “Fried Oreos, not fried potato shreds.” “NONSENSE.”

And then we get the call from Emily, about Richard.

Give us joy, reminders, a setting we recall and love– but then give us plot.

If you look at the bones of the four episodes, Richard haunted all of it. He should, but we shouldn’t have to bury down to the bones to realize that. Start with that– frame it. With Richard’s death set up as a catalyst, rather than backstory, Rory’s erratic behavior makes more intuitive sense throughout that year. The ghost of him is in the forefront of our minds. We watch those happy first few minutes shake, and the things that our kids were only pretending were stable start to fall apart.

The funeral– with Luke playing handyman out of discomfort and a desire to help, with Lorelei staying behind to support her mom and instead getting cornered, drunk and grieving, asked to say something simple and positive about a relationship that was complicated at its best– is now our plot starting to roll forward, as Lorelei and Emily have their falling out. Rory goes home and cancels the lease on her apartment, because she’s hardly ever there, right? When was the last time she was in Brooklyn? It just doesn’t make sense, right? Nothing makes sense anymore.

And everything slowly starts to unravel– Michel is thinking about leaving. Rory goes to London to meet with River Song about the book, and falls into bed with Logan. Her job talk keeps getting pushed back, and when it actually happens they ask about her future and present projects and she stumbles over her tongue. Emily’s words ringing in her ears, Lorelei starts looking into having children again, unsure who wants what or why or when.

This is a story about finding out who you are, and I liked that– the three Gilmore girls, who always thought they knew what they were doing, finding themselves adrift in the aftermath of loss and change.

Is Lorelei supposed to be a mother again? Are she and Luke doing this right– is this what love is supposed to look like, nine years in? Is her inn too small, her ambitions too quiet– if she does not reach for more, will she lose everyone she built this with, one by one? What does she want?

What is Emily supposed to with this empty house? With this portrait looming wall-sized over everything? With the things they had built together because they had wanted them together– what is she supposed to do now?

And Rory, the smart one, the pretty one, the last best hope of the Gilmore clan, the pride of Star’s Hollow– every accomplishment is expected, every failure is “out of character.” The world’s been bending itself to Rory’s will all her life– not even her will, exactly. The world loves her– it protects and favors her but it also pushes things onto her and always has. Her grandfather dies, her book deal falls apart, the website turns her down– who is she supposed to be now?

2. I would have loved to see more of that with our minor characters, too– change, and conflict. It’s been nine years, and it should look like that– I thought that was well done with Paris, with Dean, with Michel. But a lot of other people seemed in frozen in time.

2a. Lane’s gone from infants to prepubescents, and the band looks the same. Have her and the band be writing the spring musical for the elementary school and teaching kids how to strum electrical guitar. Have them have dropped their dreams of touring in exchange for making YouTube videos– nothing’s gone viral, but they have a following and they do weekly Q&A’s while their kids frolic in the background. While Rory paces about Logan or her mom or her grandfather, have Lane be freaking out about turning into her mother after one of her kids has a tantrum about not wanting to go to music lessons. Have Lane be involved and present in her own life. You don’t lose doubts and stress just because you have something that looks like a picket fence. You don’t stop moving.

2b. What the hell is up with Logan? What happened in the last nine years to regress him back to that level of adulterous immaturity? I’m sad to say I believe it of Rory. But the Logan who grew through seasons 6 and 7? I don’t, I really don’t. Either explain it or give us a different story.

Even something just as much as– he and Odette decided on an open relationship, because this is obviously a “dynasty” match by Mitchum. Odette’s in love with a Parisian pastry chef, she and Logan are happy partners in crime, and Rory’s sense of self can still grate at being not quite “the other woman” but definitely Logan’s “dirty little secret.”

2c. And the Life and Death Brigade! Like, I can absolutely believe they stagnated, but I’d have loved some mention dropped that one of them–to his GREAT SHAME–has fallen in love with accounting and works a nine to five. In a cubicle. And he doesn’t even hate it.

And maybe one of them’s fallen in love with a Californian sculptor who doesn’t put up with his shit, and he’s absolutely loyal, barely manages to flirt with anyone all night. They have a Great Dane, out in their home in Monterey, and he walks the pup along the foggy coast every morning before he goes home and makes breakfast for his still-asleep girlfriend.

3. Where did the second half of Paris’s arc go? I wanted her to figure out it wasn’t the marriage that was the problem, it was the stairs, and sell the house. I wanted her and Rory to get drinks every season, while Rory stressed about the eighteen article pitches she had in the fire (did she write anything in those twelve months except a book Lorelei asked her not to?), and Paris tore apart Doyle’s latest script with language slightly kinder than what she used to his face.  

4. There are plenty of things to keep– keep the relationship Jess and Luke have grown into, where Jess makes Luke take a break and sit down and talk when he can tell something’s wrong, where he rips out Luke’s wireless router as a gesture of love, and steals his ballcap.

4b. Keep Lorelei going out to hike the Pacific Crest Trail because she read a book and she wants an epiphany– keep the fact that she never ends up hiking anywhere, and keep her phone call to Emily behind a closed roadside diner, when she tells her the story about her father that she hadn’t been able to give Emily at the funeral.

4c. Lord, keep Emily’s adopting Berta’s whole family and moving to Nantucket and frightening children with gleeful stories of whale murder. It’s not that her life with Richard, as society wife and DAR leader, wasn’t a full and fulfilling and true one– it’s just that that life was theirs, and he is gone. She needed to find something that would give her joy, and she did.

4d. Keep Luke’s Diner unfranchised, and, yes, absolutely, give Lorelei the inheritance for the Dragonfly. She has always been the empire builder. 

4e. Keep Rory turning down Logan’s key. For all I found the details of the arc with Logan absurd, I loved the end of it. That conversation, full of affection and respect– he will be there if she needs him, but she needs not to need him, and he’s gonna let her go. And her going to her grandfather’s study, writing at his desk– I think that was right, too. It went full circle, and I liked that. Rory and Richard’s friendship remains important to me, in his absence or not.

Though Rory’s relationship with grief was much subtler than Emily’s or Lorelei’s (and maybe should have been less subtle…), her grandfather shaped so much of her. She was running for so much of this story, grasping– leaving boxes here and there. She wouldn’t be who she was without Lorelei, but she also wouldn’t be the same without Richard and Emily.

5. But as much as I lovelove the desk, Rory sitting there with the blue light of her Mac lighting up her face in her grandfather’s inner sanctum– I’m pissed she wrote the book.

I was so damn proud of Lorelei for telling Rory “no.” I wanted Rory to respect that, not to talk about how she needed it. I wanted Lorelei to get the boundaries she asked for. It became, as it often does in this show, first about Rory’s desires– not even her needs, just her wants. 

And, more than that– Rory counters Lorelei’s desire for privacy with the argument that this book is the only thing that inspires her right now, the only thing that’s easy. Uh, okay? Why is your ease more important than your mother’s ownership of her own story? I’m a writer, so maybe this pisses me off more than your average viewer– but writing is work. This is not about easy and hard. Writing’s something you pour time and effort into. You write when you’re inspired, when you’re not, when you love the words and when you hate them– you put things down on paper.

And Rory’s not just a writer– she’s someone who’s trying to make a living as a journalist and/or non-fiction author. How on earth is she paying her bills? Did she write a single article that whole year? My god, child– write about lines in NYC. Become a staff member on the website that’s begging for you– and go into your interview with pitches, like a goddamn professional. Did she forget she had to earn things? Rory has this tendency to have things handed to her, and I can never tell if the show knows. Take notes on River Song, the eccentric feminist academic– ask questions instead of doodling. There was a book there, absolutely, but Rory wasn’t putting in the work.

And when Lorelei tells you she doesn’t want her story told, Rory, you listen.

I wanted Rory at that desk, face lit up in the dim light, comfortable in her grandfather’s legacy and love, but I wanted her to be writing something else.

Write about Star’s Hollow, this absurd cast of lovely characters and public shenanigans. There are books and books there– imagine the stories Miss Patty could tell.

Write about Richard, or go up to Nantucket and ask Emily about her life, her loves, her successes and failures and triumphs. In high school Rory once made a piece on asphalt seem fascinating; she can handle pulling some interest out of decades of backstabbing and intrigue in New England upper crusts, especially with Emily “I’ll say bullshit all I like” Gilmore’s help.

Be a goddamn professional, Rory Gilmore. And buy some underwear.

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Thanks as always for following me and offering lots of support, it means a lot especially since this is a hard time for me. Anyhoo, would LOVE some new blogs to follow so please like/reblog if you want me to look at yours! I love people who reblog:

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Sasuke’s Conclusion in 699.

“Naruto… Now, I’ve finally remembered the things you used to say… About how that feeling you got when you were together with me must be what it feels like to have a brother… that feeling you were talking about… I think now, I finally get it.” 

“As my journey took me around the world… I would often be reminded of back then… When we were lonely kids starving for love…”

 “But finding nothing but hatred.”

“From there, we went our own separate ways… and we fought… But now as time has passed, I think… That maybe in the same way… The suffering, desires and feelings of my father, mother, and my brother Itachi had passed into me…”

“Perhaps now, I’ll come to know what you feel, your hopes and your pain… Naruto… You never abandoned me… No matter what happened… As much as I would try to close myself off, you kept on closing that distance to me and how I truly felt…”

“By all means, you should have come to hate me for everything I did…”

“And yet, you never stopped regarding me as your friend. Even as I tried my best to destroy that very feeling…”

“As my friend, you fought to stop me…”

“To the point that you lost an arm… And thanks to you, I was saved…” 

“We who used to quibble and fight over every little thing…”

“Are now able to share the pain in each other’s hearts. During my journey around the world, I thought to myself… That this feeling may not exist just between us… But it might apply to even more things… Bigger, greater things… But not everyone is able to do the things you can… And it probably won’t always go as planned either… Just look at how we turned out…”

“And with bigger things… It’ll only get harder… I think it’s a lot like faith. To keep believing, trying and enduring until you finally become able. Because people entrust us to their hopes and rely on us to carry on… Perhaps that is what makes us ninjas.”


Well Sasuke, you two are no longer alone and starved of love; you’ve each found someone who will love and care for you with unwavering loyalty throughout anything that life has to offer.

  • Naruto, you found the shy heiress who saw beyond your label as “The Nine Tails Jinchuuriki”, and acknowledged the beautiful boy within:
  • And Sasuke, you found the kind girl who was the first to notice how broken the “Uchiha Survivor” truly was, and never stopped wanting to ease your suffering:

And now the both of you can entrust your hopes and dreams onto them, and rely on them and your children to carry on… Because that’s what makes them the loving families of Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha.

What a journey it’s been.

Okay people who say Rose is clingy in a derogatory manner make me want to rip my hair out.

You know what she was? Persistent, immensely courageous (I mean, how hard would it have been to get those three words out? To him, especially. How hard must it have been to risk everything to find a way back to him, when he had never said them and she wasn’t even sure he wanted her back? That’s one colossal step up from “omg should I text him idk if he likes me!?”), and constantly true to her word. She said she would never leave him and she came back over and over and over to prove her point.
Because that’s what you do for the people you love.

And you know what the Doctor was? Alone.

He was a man who’d lost everyone over and over and over, and suddenly there’s this girl who keeps on coming back to him no matter what, who risks her life to keep her promise to him.
Like did you see his face on one side of that wall after they were separated, when he thought he lost her forever? He’s heartbroken yes, but mostly he’s tired, resigned. You can practically hear him thinking, “Why was I stupid enough to think that this time it would really be forever? Every time I love someone I lose them, and here we go again. Why should I expect any different from the universe?”

AND THEN SHE COMES BACK
DAMN STRAIGHT ROSE TYLER

I don’t think he understood why she did it, but I think he loved her for it.

And I think that’s what finally made him realize that no matter what he had done, he was so inconceivably, impossibly, irrevocably loved.

So sure, call her clingy. Fine. Do it. Be my guest.
But for a man who never seems able to keep the people he loves, for a man who moves so fast that it makes it so hard to hold onto things, for a man who anything permanent and lasting rolls off of like water off a duck’s back and for a man who is literally a walking inadhesive, maybe clingy was exACTLY what he needed.

anonymous asked:

Romantic/ in a relationship Makoto, Rin, Haru, and Nitori headcanons! I'm so glad to see a new free imagine blog. Maybe there will be as many of these for free! as there are for haikyuu! some day.

Haruka:

  • Not what you would call “traditionally” romantic, he still has his own little ways of being romantic. Bringing extra of their favorite food when he makes/packs his lunch, leaving swim practice on time so that he can walk them home after their club ends, small smiles when their eyes met, etc.
  • He doesn’t really care for PDA, so he won’t initiate it. He doesn’t particularly mind though if his partner wants to hold his hand when they’re out together or if they give him little hugs here and there. The only time he’ll get a little flustered is if they kiss him in public.


Makoto:

  • Makoto gets a little sappy when he’s in a relationship or in love. He can’t stop smiling whenever he thinks about his partner. Everyone around him can tell when his mind wanders in his partner’s direction.
  • He likes showing his affection in quiet little ways instead of grand gestures. He’ll give them light touches and kisses when nobody’s looking and send ‘thinking of you’ texts every now and then. One of his favorite things to do is run his fingers through their hair after they’ve had a hard day. He knows that it relaxes them a lot, and they’ll usually fall asleep while leaning against him.


Rin:

  • The hopeless romantic of the group, but he’ll deny it if anyone calls him out on it. He gets ideas from romantic comedies and the occasional shoujo manga he just happens to leaf through when he goes to buy his monthly sports magazines. These ideas may or may not always play out the way he intended.
  • Rin really likes to do traditional boyfriend things like flowers or his partner’s favorite candy or snack. And because he lives in a dorm, is often busy with swimming practice, and can’t find time for dates often, he makes a point to call his partner every night if for nothing else than to ask how their day was and tell them goodnight and sweet dreams.


Aiichirou:

  • Ai loves to introduce his partner to people (his friends, his family, his team, etc.). Not because he wants to show off that he’s in a relationship, but because he’s just so proud of his partner who is so wonderful in his eyes.
  • He texts his partner. A lot. Good morning texts, good night texts, thinking of you texts, I love you texts, the whole nine yards. He also likes to send them pictures of things he finds that he thinks they might like. He worries about annoying him, but it only takes a few reassuring words for him to bounce back.
'I WANT TO HAVE A BABY WITH A GIRL MATE' Radio One’s Nick Grimshaw talks being broody, hating dating and embracing his thirties

Grimmy is one of the UK’s most eligible gay bachelors and the definition of great company, but the radio host reveals finding love isn’t as easy as it seems [x]

BY NATALIE EDWARDS 23rd October 2016, 12:15 am

NICK Grimshaw looks smitten as he cradles a small and sleepy bundle of joy in his arms.

“It’s like he’s my baby,” Nick proudly grins as he strokes his four-month-old pug-mix pup.

The Radio 1 Breakfast Show presenter, AKA Grimmy, is definitely getting a taste of fatherhood behind the scenes of his shoot today – he’s constantly chasing after the aptly named Stinky Blob – a rescue pup from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home – who’s leaving puddles of wee everywhere, and apologising for his, erm, wind issues.

It’s good practice for parenthood, which is handy, as Nick, 32, admits he’s definitely feeling broody.

“I love kids and all my friends are starting to have kids. I also have nieces and nephews. I think I would like to have a little gayby [a baby with same-sex parents],” he smiles.

“Or I would like to have a baby with one of my girl friends. I haven’t discussed it with them yet, but I would quite like it.

“I looked after one of my friend’s kids last week and it was full-on. It was a lot looking after two dogs, a kid and trying to do some work.”

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11 Feminist Teachings Nicki Minaj Has Gifted The World

1. “When you’re a girl, you have to be everything, You have to be dope at what you do, but you have to be super sweet, and you have to be sexy, and you have to be this and you have to be that and you have to be nice, and you have to - it’s like, I can’t be all of those things at once. I’m a human being.”

2. “Maybe your weird is my normal. Who’s to say?”

3.”My advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want - and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge.”

4. “You wanna know what scares people? Success. When you don’t make moves and when you don’t climb up the ladder, everybody loves you because you’re not competition.”

5. “I don’t mind being called a weirdo. There are a lot of people in hip-hop who are probably never going to get what I do. But, by just being myself, I end up touching a lot more people who might never have paid much attention to a female rapper.”

6. “Female rappers get it the hardest. You have to be a girl, yet you have to be just as hard as the guys. I think some female rappers get scared out of the business before they can make it.”

7. “Sometimes I want to just pull the off switch, but you can’t because if you go outside, you have to give people your all. You can’t say, ‘Oh, you know what? I’m not feeling good today.’ No. No one’s trying to hear that. When a woman comes up to you and says, 'Hey, my daughter’s your biggest fan. Can we have a picture?’ - you can’t say no.”

8. “It’s not hard to get your way when it’s your way or the highway. People either follow suit or they’re not around. I don’t really like the sound of that, 'cause that sounds like a temper tantrum. I’m just very black and white when it comes to my business. There’s really no gray area.”

9. “As a little girl growing up in Southside Jamaica Queens, if anyone would’ve told me I’d have my own perfume one day, and be able to inspire young black girls everywhere, to go into Macy’s or Nordstrom’s and see their face staring back at them - I wouldn’t believe them.”

10. “I want to show little girls that the possibilities are endless. That’s my goal - to not only do it for myself, but to show them I can do whatever I put my mind to.”

11. “I want people - especially young girls - to know that in life, nothing is going to be based on sex appeal. You’ve got to have something else to go with that.”

shinjis  asked:

Hi! I just saw your post about tagging negative/critical posts and I wanted to ask you what I should tag them as

I think tagging them with basic tags such as vld critical, negative, or using a personal discourse tag works! I just see a lot of salty and critical posts not being tagged as such and while I agree with them nine times out of ten (this season was just weird) I do think it’s best to be considerate of people who genuinely love the show and don’t want to see that. But I do believe that people have the right to be critical and upset in cases like these since it’s actually canon in the show. I think it’s just being considerate about opinions and understanding that nothing is free of criticism but to also be considerate for the other party and tag properly so it can be avoided as best as possible. I make this mistake a lot too so I do like to tag any opinionated posts as “onion time” to be safe.