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Emma Watson photographed by Peter Lindbergh for Interview Magazine (May 2017)

A lot of children of this generation have their entire lives made public before they have a say about what they would want. I think it should always be a choice. I love social media, and I love what it can do and how it brings people together, but used in the wrong way, it’s incredibly dangerous. And, increasingly, our attention is our most important resource. Before the press tour, I deleted my e-mail app from my phone and really tried to create serious boundaries from it, because it is addictive. We need to make sure that we are using technology, and technology is not using us. 

How I think certain conversations in The Force Awakens should've gone:

Han: “It’s a map to Luke Skywalker.”

Finn: “Are you serious? That guy’s been missing for years!”

Han: “…..”

Chewie: “……”

Rey: “What?”

Han: “Well, that’s what we let the First Order think, I guess we should’ve expected them to start spreading the rumor.”

Finn: “You mean he’s not missing?”

Han: “No, he is. Just not for years.”

Rey: “How long then?”

Han: “…bout four weeks. Either he crashed or he got dragged into Jedi Weirdness, one of the two.”

Finn: “Well then where’s he been all this time?”

Han: “Living under the Resistance base, mostly.”

anonymous asked:

Have you ever seen Supervet? Idk of it's shown in Australia but it's a tv show based in a vet practice called Fitzpatrick Referrals and the guy does all sorts of technologically amazing treatments but I have to admit, I don't know if he doesn't sometimes take things too far and should just be euthanising these suffering animals. It also fits in with something I saw recently about a man giving horses prosthetic limbs when they'd normally die after a broken leg. How far do you think is too far?

Within the industry, specialist surgeons have a reputation of being very ‘cut happy’, generally speaking. It’s like when all you have is a hammer, every problem starts to look like a nail.

I have seen some of the episodes, quite a long time ago. He certainly seems to know his stuff, but I don’t like the dramatization. I also don’t like how the show just skims over costs of these procedures and didn’t emphasize the simple fact that experimental surgery sometimes doesn’t work.

If someone is going to go to extreme lengths to save an animal, they should do it properly and a well equipped specialist hospital with a knowledgeable surgeon is the place to be. However, not every case can be saves.

I’ve said previously that I try to avoid making judgement calls about ‘should’. The exception to this are cases where the animal’ welfare is compromised. I feel like it’s our job to advocate for our patient’s welfare, particularly making sure that minimum standards are not compromised.

I think the proliferation of two legged dogs that are allowed to live to adulthood are an example of things going too far. The  media treat these stories as inspirational, when really they shouldn’t have been allowed to get this far. This is sad, not inspiring, and I feel bad for the dogs and cringe at the thought of their orthopedics.

And the  media just praises it for trying to survive without so much as tossing it a pair of wheels.

I mean, if you’re doing to try to keep an animal with a disability to make yourself feel better, either do it well or don’t do it at all.

Technology and medical techniques should advance over time. It’s not unreasonable to expect the scope of treatments we can offer to expand. On the topic of horse limbs, the difficulty in treating horse limb fractures is due to their size and damage that occurs to the other legs while they’re healing. Small horses cope with some prosthetics, but large and flighty horses tend not to.

How far we can push treatment will no doubt change in the future, but we need an ethical framework to ask ‘should we do this’. If we’re undertaking a treatment for our benefit over the animal’s, I have to ask why. It is their welfare that should be a priority in these decisions. Not human ego.

anonymous asked:

Every time I see your art of a rare pair I somehow become a huge fan of that rare pair. I have too many otps...,

…is it okay for me to be happy I’m dragging you down with me on all of my weird ships because tbh I am for a lot of them there’s just a handful of people shipping them I’m happy you’re joining us hahaha

Anon said: because of your tags on that kamisero post i now love the hc that kirishima just uses loving bakugou as an excuse to get out of conversations that make him uncomfortable, even if it makes no sense. Like ‘any advice on how to confess?’ 'I’m dating bakugou, you probably should ask someone else.’ or 'how do you think snow works?’ 'Dude I’m dating bakugou, i don’t know.’

I’m in love with this ask because this has been my most ridiculous headcanon for an age I’m glad I could subtely make you share it, anon - Kirishima being perfectly aware of the fact that aside from the face there is no objective reason why he should be that smitten with Bakugou? That’s my jam, he’s as surprised as anyone else so when people ask him anything love related he’s like “do I look like a reliable source man DO I I think it’s hot when Bakugou yells there’s obviously something wrong with me you don’t want my advices”

But also for however aware of it he might be he’s still in love with the dude so people pointing it out to him gets old really fast, like, “it’s one thing if I say it myself and another it’s you talking shit about my boyfriend stop that”, which is why he just starts using “what do I know I like Bakugou” as an answer to anything - it starts with him being a smartass and it becomes just habit by the end of it, sometimes he uses it when Bakugou is around or with Bakugou himself and Bakugou doesn’t understand, doesn’t want to understand, has pondered the option of getting angry/offended/demanding an explaination and has deemed it not worth his time because the answer is most probably just gonna be that his boyfriend is an idiot anyway

(also he might or might not like how Kirishima’s pretty much just going around telling people he likes him over and over again, tbh)

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anonymous asked:

what do you think about some madridistas saying that Messi was taunting the Bernabeu by Messi showing them his jersey and should be considered arrogant.

It is funny how madridistas suffer from short term memory loss. How can they forget his calma calma + pointing gesture at himself in Camp Nou, or that time when he ripped off his jersey after his penalty like he did everything even though everyone forgot he was playing because crispy was practically invisible, wait remember that time when he was so frustrated that he didn’t score so he punched, kicked and slapped a player in his face and pretended to brush his badge when he was send off? No i am not talking about the moment he punched Godin 3 times in his face [and got away with it], i am talking about the time he abused Crespo.  And how can anyone forget about that time when he was so angry when his teammate scored instead of him?  How he always waits around the penalty area to score a tap in to then celebrate as if he did everything. But God forbid his teammates score because then he has to go up to them and pretend to be happy.

Lionel Messi, the guy that always points upwards to dedicate each and every one of his goals to his grandmother, the guy that celebrates his teammates’s goals as much as he celebrates his own, the guy that sacrificed his position on the field because it was better for his team, the one that is known for being a teamplayer, the one that always thanks his teammates for every award he wins, the culé that looked up to the culés that were there after his iconic celebration to kiss the Barça crest and show them how much he cares about them and this club. The one time the guy does something he has never done before and suddenly he is arrogant. You control the way people see you, nobody forced Ronaldo to do those things. Not saying Messi is a saint because he isn’t. He has done several questionable things on the field [like every other player in the history of this game] that i don’t agree with but the fact that he is known for being a good teamplayer and not arrogant is because people see it on the field. 

i mean, there’s this association of productivity with sanity, yknow, but fundamentally, i feel like i became a more fully realized person once i gave in and started really never leaving the house and never talking to anybody and working 10-12 hours a day every day and getting excited about putting stickers on a piece of paper as rewards and having increasingly specific rules for what i’m supposed to do at any specific time

and like i twitch more frequently and leave the house like half an hour every three days on average and i have weird dreams more and the factoring-numbers habit is bordering on being a numerological obsession with the number 91 again and      well my point is this seems like the sort of person media has preconditioned me to think i should avoid being but also i feel A L I V E and what do they know? what do they know? what do they know?

this is who i’m supposed to be. who i was always supposed to be.

  • Gregg: You know that manslaughter is the least serious murder charge?
  • Mae: You don't say.
  • Gregg: Manslaughter. Literally, the slaughter of a man. Sounds brutal, doesn't it?
  • Mae: Heinous.
  • Gregg: Yet it's the most socially acceptable form of murder.
  • Mae: So you think we should change the name?
  • Gregg: Yes, I do. How about "inadvertent life-ending"?
  • Mae: "Unintentional snuff-out".
  • Gregg: How about "I can't believe it's not murder"?

harukarona  asked:

I've been reading your 2CT theories, and damn I'm super into it now lolol, In chap 99.5 (That Butler, Nursing), Vincent starts talking abt fags to Ciel, then all of a sudden Ciel says " I don't need fake brothers". Wogh reading over it now that sort of sends a chill down my spine. Do you think that was Real!ciel referring to our!ciel and somehow in someway they both actually despised each other?? Boi I am not good with all these theories lolol but ya pls explain that specific panel to me!! :3

Mmm! Assuming that 2CT is true and the Phantomhives had twins, I really do not think that the twins hated each other :/ It’s not just my wishful thinking, but the twins hating each other simply wouldn’t make sense to me, because

1) our!Ciel clearly suffers from survivor’s guilt.

He thinks he wasn’t worth protecting and it should have been real!Ciel who survived rather than him. There’s the possibility that our!Ciel had a kind of inferiority complex towards his brother, but he really doesn’t seem like he held a grudge against him. At least, imo there’s no scene so far that hints at it :/

I mean, if our!Ciel despised his brother, then he wouldn’t look this happy to go on a boat trip with him and his parents, don’t you think? D:


2) this scene from our!Ciel’s flashback (ch90)

In this scene, real!Ciel says that he will definitely protect our!Ciel. Unless i.) this memory of our!Ciel is altered for some reason or ii.) real!Ciel is one hell of an actor, I think we can safely say that real!Ciel was very protective of our!Ciel. I don’t see any negative emotions such as hatred in his eyes and also, judging from our!Ciel’s monologue “I still had you” it seems our!Ciel trusted him and was comforted by his existence :/ (Here’s a detailed analysis of this flashback with some linguistical explanations that might be helpful!).

So, if 2CT is true, imo it is more likely that the twins got along well, at least on our!Ciel’s part (we don’t know real!Ciel’s true personality yet since we never had a monologue from his POV).

Now coming back to your question what real!Ciel might have meant in this scene…

based on the assumption that our!Ciel didn’t hate his brother and the twins got along well more or less, I and a lot of other Japanese fans interepreted this line as following:

“I don’t need fake brothers (because I already have a real, one and only brother.)”

We rather saw it as a possible sign of real!Ciel having some kind of severe “brother complex” (just like Edward has a “sister complex”, but the difference being that real!Ciel kinda has those yandere (psychotic) vibes while Edward doesn’t). And now that there’s a high chance that real!Ciel came back to life and is the gunman who shot Soma, it’s becoming more and more likely that he wasn’t just a cheerful, innocent child, but also had a dark and maybe cruel side :/

I’ve counted 5 spiders who live in my room, that I can even see right now just sitting at my computer chair. I think it’s weird cause they’re so tiny but they don’t make any webs? Like, how do you survive? I should name them.

anonymous asked:

I hiiighly doubt they'll be buying cos like, my friend,, if u think rent is high in central u should see actual house prices like people don't rlly buy homes in London they just rent. Though I do wish they'd move out of London so they actually could buy a home!!

Sorry for the late reply, i was waiting for the video and didnt cook until i watched it so have been making dinner. 

I understand what you’re saying, but housing in London doesn’t really work like that. I’m from London, grew up in a house in London, will rent in London within the year, and ‘hopefully’ will buy somewhere in London in the next 7 years (if all goes well haha).

So basically, yes, rent is high in central London, or more we should really say the places in London accessible by the tube. DnP live in North London currently, and I’m assuming they’ll stay north of the river since the tube networks are better there. They won’t live properly central, so I’m thinking further out. (I’m currently assuming they live in zone 2). Flat’s out there will certainly be over £1million, but DnP have earned a lot of money recently from merch, TABINOF, TATINOF, and DAPGO. On top of that they have their YT revenue. So, buying a house/flat over 1 million I would assume is within their price range.

And anyway, they almost certainly won’t pay for the whole house, they’ll get a mortgage. And because they’ve had a large income over the past few years from the things mentioned above, getting a mortgage for a house/flat which is over 1 million, even 2 million would probably be given to them. 

And people really do buy flats and houses in London. Some friends of mine who work in city jobs only had to save for a couple of years and live with their parents and now they’re buying flats - so it’s very possible dnp are buying. And my future is dependant on the fact that I’ll one day be able to own a flat in London. I’ve checked if it’s possible if I get a good enough job - and it’s possible, hard, but possible. Luckily for dnp they’ve been raking it in, they’ve probs got awesome credit scores, they’ll be easily given a great mortgage loan with a dealable mortgage repayment system from a bank, and they’ve almost certainly got enough to put down an offer on a house/flat.

And it makes WAY more sense to buy a house/flat in london (if you can afford the deposit and get a mortgage) BECAUSE the rental prices are so high. If you rent, you never see that money again because it’s given to a landlord. If you buy a house/flat with a mortgage, then if you want to move to a different place you sell the house/flat and sell the mortgage too and get your money back (and hopefully a bit extra on top if the housing market doesn’t crash). So a house is an investment - renting is just throwing money away, and in London it’s throwing a lot of money away. This is called getting on the property ladder: the concept is you buy a flat and a mortgage, then sell it for profit when you want to go somewhere a bit bigger. This way you gain money rather than lose money renting.

DnP for sure have enough money to buy a flat with a mortgage, and this is a good idea because it’s an asset which will give them stability. By their age it’s nice to know that you have a stable investment which if all else fails you can sell. If their business crashes then they can sell the flat and mortgage and gain their money back. If their business crashes and they are still renting then they’ll lose everything. So it’s more financially stable to invest in a house.

And just because they may be moving to a flat it doesn’t mean that it isn’t their home :)

Also, there are plenty of houses (rather than flats) which would be a great size for dnp in London. I personally don’t think they would actually move to the suburbs of London. I assume they live around zone 2 right now, and i would think they wouldn’t live past zone 4. So this idea of them moving out to the suburbs into a house isn’t really their style. And london is big and there are houses within their price range within zones 2-4. 

idk, i hope you understood all of that. i get what you’re saying, but as a Londoner in their 20s, I really do think it would be way more sensible and financially beneficial if they’re buying this next place rather than renting :)

(i’m so sorry, this is all too real for me and probably the most boring shit anyone has ever read and the scariest reality check for any fellow Londoners in their 20s hahaha)

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A/N: This is just something that has been stuck in my brain all week, and I had to get it out in order to move on with my requests…
If you haven’t watched the Graham Norton Show, I highly recommend you do because it is 
gold, especially the episodes featuring Ben seriously go watch it
In any case, let me know what you think and wether or not I should write a part two… ;D

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Warnings: none

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anonymous asked:

Hi Ash. I was the anonymous user who asked about advice. I'm 17 years old and I turn 18 in a few months, I'm autistic so I have always struggled socially but what really bothers me is that I'll probably be 18 and never have kissed anyone. All of my friends have had or have boyfriends and 1 of them is even a mom. I'm not saying I want kids because I don't right now but is this normal? I worry that no one will ever want to and I'll be alone forever. What age should I have had my first kiss?

Oh gosh. Of course it’s normal, hon. 

Because there’s really no such thing as normal when it comes to these things. I know when you’re your age, 18 feels like adulthood and in your head, all you’re thinking is, Why am I not doing all the things I’m ‘supposed’ to be doing? Especially if your friends are moving a little faster than you. But it’s way too soon to think you’re gonna be alone forever. (If you get to 75 and still haven’t kissed anyone, then we can talk. 😄) Just to give you an example, one of my friends (who’s as outgoing as she is gorgeous, which is to say very) didn’t have her first kiss until she was like 26 or 27. And I had this same conversation with her all the time too, but as she found out, the right person just hadn’t come along yet. And for me, I think I was probably around your age when I had my first boyfriend, but he sure as hell made me wish I’d waited, lol. 

So people move at their own paces, and that’s fine. There’s no timeline or handbook for any of this. Don’t let anyone else’s life make you think otherwise. The same way everyone doesn’t graduate from college at 22 (or even go to college), or have a 9-to-5 job or have kids at the same age. It’s sounds cliche, but we’re all different for a reason. And you should never feel like anything is wrong with you because you’re not running at the same pace as everyone else. If anything, you should enjoy this time in your life before boys (or girls) come along and ruin it. Trust me. 😄😘

anonymous asked:

Vanderlise Tuesday is a great idea! Since it's the first VT, how about a short one shot about their first meeting/date?

(Oh ok! I’ve done one on how they actually became friends (they hated each other at first) so this should be fun!)

A teenage boy exited the testing room, doing their best to appear fine when in reality, they were exhausted. That test had taken 4 hours! And to think they were one of the candidates who passed. The boy didn’t want to think about what happened to the ones who failed.

They were shocked to find someone already in the waiting room. A girl around their age sat in a chair, eyes closed. She was the only other person in the room, and appeared to be asleep. The boy walked over and took the seat next to her, fidgeting and wondering what would happen now.

“Who are you.”

They jumped at the sudden question. Looking at the girl, they found her staring at them with green eyes, appearing annoyed that they had sat next to her. She had an American accent. “Uh… they told me my new name is Vanderwood. You?” She sighed, rolling her eyes.

“Elise. Elise Romanov. Agent 597.”

“I didn’t get a number.”

“No, really? The name they gave me was Agent 597. I’m naming myself Elise. So, Sherlock, you passed the test?”

Vanderwood frowned. “Please don’t call me that. And yes, I did. I assume you did as well?” 

Elise nodded. Before they could ask her anymore questions, a tall, burly man entered the room. “So. You’re the two new recruits. I’ll be your handler until you’re fully trained. Call me Twig.”

So they were one of two recruits.

And the other was Miss Grumpy American.

Of fucking course.

whatisthepointofyouhardy  asked:

So are we going to do this? The socks thing? I really need this to happen.

I mean… yes?

There’s still a lot of details to nail down. I’m thinking it would be nice to space out the sock gifts a bit, maybe one in London and one at a con? So we should look at his appearance schedule and figure out what’s realistic.

We also need people willing to do the gifting. I’ve got one person who volunteered but I think A buddy system wouldn’t be a bad idea, because it’s a big ask and once I’ve mailed the socks you’re kinda of  on the spot.  

I can set up a gofundme or something.  Anyone have any ideas about an ideal platform? 

Then there’s the issue of the socks. I think some serious thought needs to be put in there.  Like maybe if we match it to a tie he owns (purple knit polka dots?) he’s more likely to wear it? Or maybe we just go full wackado?

This isn’t something I can pull of on my own in any case.  But I’m happy to coordinate,

anonymous asked:

You write really well and you kinda inspire me to want to do the same. Where should I start?

Awww, thank you! And you should definitely go for it! 

Honestly, just start anywhere. Many tell you to write short stories first, but I think they are a lot harder than long fictions, at least if you want to practice, at least for me. Many tell you fanfictions are easier, but I started to write fanfictions about 10 years after I really got into writing. Some will tell you to plan the plot first, some will tell you to just jump into it and see where it goes. The most important thing is probably that there is not one formular that works for everyone. 

So just think about what you want to write because you won’t stick with it if it’s no fun for you. Of course it won’t always be just fun happy times, but the fun parts are what will keep you going. Be aware that writing is a craft that takes time and practice. Be aware that you will need to look at your flaws to become better. Be aware that there will be times when you think everything you do is shitty, you’re not moving forward and you should just stop writing at all. That happens for every writer. So don’t just look at stuff you do wrong, look at stuff that you do well and be proud of yourself once in a while. 

So I guess you just have to figure it out for yourself. Short stories or long fiction, original work or fanfictions, keeping it for yourself or posting it online. It’s all up to you and what works best for you

But don’t be afraid to jump into it and try it out! It’s by no means a hobby for people who are fantastic at it only. That’s bullshit. No one’s fantastic at first. It takes practice and time. And apart from that no one has to be good at it. You’re just doing it for yourself, because it’s fun and you don’t really want to improve yourself? That’s totally fine. You don’t owe anything to anyone. Go with it for the fun times. But if you want to become a great writer don’t be discouraged if you’re not as good as you’d like to be at first. I’m not as good as I’d like to be, but I will never become better if I don’t write. 

Go with it! Have fun! I’m sure you’d write something great. 

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anonymous asked:

Do you think fish tank decor would be safe for my two toads? I want to put in a fake piece of 'driftwood' but I would hate to put something dangerous for them in their habitat.

It should be fine, most fish decor is perfectly safe so long as it isn’t sharp. My one concern would be that if its made of real wood it could get moldy over time.