there is really no need to justify making this

To be perfectly honest, I’ve noticed way less people trying to deny Victuri ever since episode 9, especially when compared to episode 7 (despite the fact that that was when they became canon).

Apart from the fact that whether the kiss happened or not was a point of debate (and it was a kiss, but to be fair, I can sort of understand if some people didn’t see it), I think it might all come down to the idea that true, tangible relationships don’t need visible, explicit kisses to justify them, that a single airport scene can convey all the relevant emotions, that what truly matters and what truly shows the connection of two people is what they say and how they act around each other (especially in times of trial) and not simply how and when their lips touch.

I think it shows that deep, serious relationships like that can be felt even without seeing the couple properly kiss, or say “I love you” or have sex or lay in bed together.

Don’t get me wrong, I still think that the kiss from ep 7 was hugely important, and what I’m saying here actually supports it - they didn’t need to show their lips touch to get the message across.

Same was the case with the airport scene in episode 9. They never said “I love you” or “I want to spend the rest of my life with you”, but those feelings got across anyway. We all understood it, we all felt it.

And the best thing is that this is true also for people who had doubts regarding Victor and Yuuri’s relationship. It wasn’t just the people who already believed they loved each other who felt it, it was anyone who was open-minded enough to allow a small possibility that hey, they might actually really love each other. And it all got across in the end. It convinced the people who weren’t entirely sure how to feel about their relationship and I think that is impressive to say the very least.

I just want to praise Yuri on Ice’s direction. I believe making people see things in certain ways and feel certain things is already a huge feat. Add to that the ability to do that without ever being explicit or direct about and I think it would be fair to call this a high form of art, also known as amazing story-telling.

Langst i thought about late at night im sorry

ok so i don’t have a lot of evidence on this considering i don’t have screenshots and i really need to binge voltron again but im making this off of pure memory so hear me out ok? im porbably looking way too deep into this lmao

I think Lance feeling like he’s a seventh wheel is completely justified. 

Alright so everyone has had that moment where you make a joke and everybody just stay silent like it isnt funny, right? Well if you think about it, Lance has those moments every time he makes a joke or tries to lighten the mood, all of the time. Nobody really laughs at his comments or even pays much attention to them in the first place, only gets glares in return.

Now clearly, Lance usually cracks a joke for comic relief, but apparently no one else finds it funny. For example, he comes out of the pod after healing and everyone is happy to see him.  But as soon as he starts talking, people just groan and act like, “Oh, it’s that Lance, he hasn’t changed one bit,” and act clearly annoyed. Even his idol, Shiro, acts fed up with his shit- which in some cases is justified, but most times, it shouldnt matter, he’s just trying to be funny lmao.  Lance probably feels, unwanted, out of place, like he is the fifth wheel because no one really accepts him, and everyone finds him annoying.

Its not even just with Lance’s sense of humor, too.

People always think his ideas are stupid.

For example, the iconic scene where he keeps Keith from running straight into the danger that could get both of them killed, he suggests his alternate idea. Keith- who usually thinks Lance’s ideas are dumb, automatically jumps to the conclusion that his idea is going to be. Before he can argue, though, he works it out and sees that maybe Lance’s alternate route is a good idea. 

People disagree with the way he wants to complete something, in season 2, Lance comes up with the idea to form Voltron in a situation and everyone vouches against it, however 30 seconds later, they end up forming Voltron, like he said, anyway. 

Another reason, people also think little of him, they underestimate him, and that all starts with the Garisson. He was told that the only reason he ever got at his fighter pilot class was because his rival was kicked out of school, and without that he shouldnt have even been there. Again, he feels out of place, and like he doesnt belong. Then, his idol, his hero, Shiro, shows up, and when he finally feels like he has a purpose, like he could accomplish something amazing, but then Keith shows up. Even then, he doesnt give up, he is like “um excUSE ME BITCH I CALLED SAVING SHIRO FIRST” And once again, he doesnt want his rival that always beat him to do that once again. 

And again in season two, there’s clearly favoritism happening between Keith and Shiro, and Lance is jealous of course. Like, he finally gets to meet and work with his idol, and when he wants to go with Shiro on a mission, SHiro chooses Keith over him. Man, I wonder why he’s so overdramatic about it. Its not like he was treated the same damn way at the gaRISSON OR ANYTHING NAHH

No, but clearly, he has an inferiority complex, especially when it comes to keith, because he knows hes better than him in every way.

People in the show also deny that he has any good skills, and even he himself starts to believe it, when sorta venting to the yupper. (i die a little inside whenever i see it)

I loved it when shiro gave him praise for once because it was specifically for him and not directed at the whole time. It was good job LANCE

And honestly the pride on his face was so heartwarming like omg thank you shiro for ackowledging him

im probably going way off track but anyway 

daily dose of what its like in my mind 24/7 lmao

I hope in season 3 they kinda bring his insecurities up again as a sort of conflict i mean- with Keith possibly becoming Black Paladin, Lance is probably gonna be hella jealous and im sure thats gonna instigate a fight between them, and now theres not really a mediator. So. Fantastic…..

Guys i feel like a lot fo stuff goes right back to shiro, how lance probably aspires to be like him, or be good in his eyes and therefore be good for the rest of the team but hes having this inferiority complex because he feels unappreciated. Like hes just that annoying guy they dont really need and they could replace him if they wanted to, and keeping all of those thoughts hidden or masked by this confident facade is like

lance youre gonna break at some point 

I hope lance gets the recognition and the acknowledgement he deserves in season 3 i swear he better not be tossed under the rug.

What made Sauron decide to make and distribute rings, specifically? Did Sauron assume that the races really wanted rings over anything else? Would some other object also have worked to give him dominion? Why not crowns? 

Also, nothing leads us to believe that Sauron needed a ring to control the other rings. He put his power into it, but couldn’t he just put his power into a magical sword to control whatever objects he made? Why did it all have to be rings?

My conclusion is that Sauron really wanted to wear a big gold ring, and justified everything else after making this decision. 

This is the second time they’ve used Alex as a mouth piece for Kara to make decisions that don’t make any narrative sense.

The first was in the premiere with the whole “I know you’re faking excitement about your date with James” Never mind the fact it was a day after the season one premiere when she had finally got james and had been pinning after him the entire season.

Then last nights “I know you’re really hurt over your feelings for Mon-el you should try things with him”

…and i’m sitting here like what are the writers using to justify this? its clearly just “We need Alex to push her in the direction we want her to go” instead of anything organic they’ve built in the story.

Ok but like…high school rockband Lams is so fucking cute. Just imagine ok

  • Alexander as like the new kid
  • Him being super like self conscious and like really quiet in all his classes at first and hears about this academically great guy Aaron Burr
  • So one day he finds Aaron Burr and practically knocks him into a locker bc ‘holy shit this is the guy who’s smart and can help me get ahead’
  • Ofc at first Burr is just like ‘who the hell is this kid’
  • Then Alex just goes off on a ramble and doesn’t realize that the bell rings making them both late to class but Burr is just smiling at Alexander
  • So once Alex stops rambling, he realizes they’re late and the ever so observant Aaron Burr is just like “It’s lunch. You’re in my period right?
  • They go off to lunch and once they go to sit down, there’s just lots of banging and laughing and stuff
  • Alex looks and sees the revolutionary set and is immediately lovestruck seeing Laurens (who is def rocking out on an air guitar but Alex doesn’t notice so)
  • Burr notices Alex staring and rolls his eyes
  • “Hey you know how I’ve been telling you stuff that’ll help you get farther? Avoiding those three would be a good move.”
  • Alex immediately starts asking questions if they’re bad or something
  • Burr is just like “no they’re fine, smart and admittedly attractive but still-”
  • Cue their conversation being cut off by Laf just shouting at him
  • So they go over and like the revolutionary set just pokes fun at Burr and Alex is just staring at Laurens
  • “Oh hey, who’s this making heart eyes at Laurens?” and Alex just tries to hide in his sweater once John looks his way
  • Meanwhile John’s just grinning like crazy and nods at Alex who’s completely incapable of forming words
  • Burr notices and just rolls his eyes and nudges Alex in the side
    which earns a mumbled “My name’s Alexander Hamilton.”

Just….cute little nerdy love songs, and music and Alex being flustered I……….///

I wanna say really explicitly that none of this is me ‘justifying trump voters’. Support for Trump is toxic.

But like, if we’re going to stop at just that, at just the “oh they suck” then you’re not gonna make headway with them?  And I’m not saying that everyone, personally, needs to work in middle America but like

someone has to?  And insulting any attempt to do so seems v counter productive because you’re just further writing off a massive amount of people most of whom are working class?

like idk

your liberal college friends aren’t gonna be the center of this revolution I’m sorry

So I wanted to make a long, eloquent post about this

But that isn’t working so I’ll just get straight to the point….

Asshatruar, and anyone else following a Germanic/Norse path and trying to use the gods to justify their antisemetic, racist, and other shitty behaviours: if you think because our gods have the same names we believe the same things, I want you to unfollow me right now. Get you ass as far away from me as you can.

If you think your gods support and encourage what you say and do, that they encourage your hate, then we do not have the same gods. I want nothing to do with you.

My gods do not stand for such things and neither do I.

why does lance have to be smart?

I’m serious, why are people trying so hard to make this character out to be really intelligent? What’s wrong with being a fcking idiot? Why do people need to be smart to be worthy of our affection?

I’m a learning disabled dumbass and I work really really hard in school and life, and I love the fact Lance is like me: funny and hardworking. He shouldn’t have to be ‘smart’ to be worthy of his position as a paladin or the fans love. Like really, we go on and on and about prejudices but we don’t examine our own?

We can’t step back and examine the fact that people want to put him on this pedal stool, but the only way to justify that is to make him out to be some sort of genius.

Who cares, who cares if he’s stupid, people should be allowed to be idiots and still be worthy. Like damn, let me live with my idiot son.

"Embracing my off-season body"

This is a phrase that has really started to bother me. It’s usually said by bikini competitors once their season is over. They gain a little weight and are no longer super shredded and “stage ready.” Most of the time they’re still really lean. They may not have abs anymore. They put on a little body fat. But despite all of that they are “embracing” it.

Why does having a healthy, maintainable weight need justification? Hammering in the idea that this body is one you have in the “off season” makes it seem like it’s something that’s temporary, something that these girls will shed as soon as it’s time to compete again. Yea sure, some girls can have abs and be at a healthy maintainable weight, but most can’t. And that’s okay. Not having abs does not need to be justified by calling it “off season.”

These phrases are so damaging because they’re usually used by competitors with a wide audience. A lot of young, impressionable girls read them as they scroll through Instagram. They compare themselves. They may be young and healthy, but they read this phrase and think they’re only equivalent to an “off season” body, that they somehow should feel less fit because they don’t look like a competitor.

Unfortunately, the girls with the largest followings can control the narrative of the industry because of their influence and their reach. However, these girls are not without their own flaws - and that’s okay, they’re human beings. But with such a far reach they have a social responsibility to be aware of the repercussions their words can have on them minds of their followers. It’s time for the industry narrative to change.

What goth is really about

I feel like I need to make this posts because I’m seeing a lot of post trying to justify completely abandoning the music aspect of goth and pinning goths against goths, and I seems like they’ve completely missed the point of goth.

First I’d like to start off by saying goth is a MUSIC based subculture. What I’d like to point out is when I see people talk about this they for some reason decide to fit goth music into a box with all these guidelines (did a elitist tell you do that or something, where did you learn that bad habit?). Goth music isn’t strictly just the bat cave and original 80s post punk stuff. There’s many different genres accepted such as new wave, new romantic, deathrock, industrial, dark wave, shoe gaze, synth pop, different types of metal and other stuff.
I’m only into 80s music so I can’t name the other types but it would be awesome if people could reblog this and leave comments introducing some awesome music.

Listening to goth music shouldn’t restrict you. You don’t cut out bands just because they’re not considered goth. Same goes for appearance when your shopping, cutting, styling hair or doing your make up you shouldn’t be thinking “is this goth enough?”. That mindset is TOXIC! The only thing you should be trying to achieve is being you and you alone. Heck you won’t know if you’ll start a trend if you try so hard to look like everyone else. You think Souxsie or Nina Hagen were worrying about looking like everyone else? You could be bald and naked and you still wouldn’t be any less goth then the kid wearing winkle pickers with Robert smith hair and pale skin.

Moving on to wether you really are goth or not. Firstly do you support your local goth scene? If you said no all I have to say is why not?! A lot of newer goths seem to miss this point. You have all these newer goths wondering why the scenes not progressing. I get it, goth is so easily accessible over the Internet but if we just kept it that way all the clubs would shut down, soon all the festivals will cease to exist, the music will go extinct, goth artist will remain starving artists and the literature will be thrown in the trash bin. Back in the 80s and 90s they didn’t rely on the Internet to tell them what goth was they went out and found out for themselves and that’s why it was so alive and thriving back then. I’m assuming that a good amount of us have gone through our scene/ emo phase, even that had a music scene. I’m assuming you went to go see pierce the veil, sleeping with sirens, botdf or Jeffree star maybe owl city, never shout never? You were there supporting your scene, so how is goth any different? If you are goth you should want to support and help the scene grow so that it can evolve and flourish. The goth scene has been lacking in this department for years sadly. I promise if you give to the goth scene you’ll get a lot back in return. Just go check it out and find out if goths for you. Talk to some of the goths at a show or club tell them you’re new and interested in it, most of them will be more then happy to show you the ropes and help you learn about it.

Now on to this whole elitist talk. I’d like to point out one of my favorite things about the goth scene is it has your back. If someone is just a prick/elitist/whatever other goths will warn you or pretty much blacklist them. This also comes with a cost if you are new to the scene these people will purposely attack you simply because you don’t know better. Maybe their new to the scene to and are taking out their anger on you because their actually the misinformed one or maybe their just the type of person that gets mad when people don’t do what they want. Who knows. All I can say is you aren’t alone in your hatred for them. The goth scene does not condone this. The longer I’m in the scene and the more people I meet the more I learn about this. I feel like people have this weird misconception that all goths are suppose to be open minded and tolerant which honestly is a cute thought but not possible. No matter what music scene you go into there’s bound to be some jerks who slip through. Do not ever let anyone tell you you aren’t goth enough or that your not doing something right because it’s not exactly the way they want it done.

Check out your local scene, support your goth artists and get in touch with yourself.

i need to break out of this thing of being afraid to spent money on myself. growing up i never really had much money so i’d always try to save the little $5 and $20 i’d get a few times a year for as long as possible

now im older and i have a job and i finally have a little money for myself… and im afraid to spend like $15 on something i actually need

growing up poor/financially unstable really ruins how you think when it comes to money. you constantly second guess every purchase you make and feel like you need a justifiable reason for buying it

anonymous asked:

To me, maybe Camren had smtg, idk, now they don't, and if camren was real now we wouldn't need to over analyze "indirects"made up by the fandom, bc their posts can be to literally anyone else, or make a big ass text trying to justify lauren's like to a very clear tweet after she showed annoyance about this subject and explicitly said they have nothing . BUT now I had proof that this fandom really wants to be blind, I'm boarding on Dani's boat and leaving the delusionland. Wish u the best! ✌🏼❤

Dani’s boat is awesome!!! Tell her I said Munchkin😘

30 Day NU’EST Challenge | Day 15 Your Favourite NU’EST Member Speaking English

Optimus Hwang Minhyun  | Making of a Star: Landing Operation Ep 1


“Tony, please stop!” You beg him. Tony stops and turns around to look at you “how could you? I trusted you and you betrayed me”. “No I didn’t. I just thought why tell you something that was going to tear you apart if you didn’t really need to know. If you had asked I would have told you.” You tell him. “You know, I could get past the fact that Steve didn’t tell me I mean Bucky is his best friend he will do anything to protect him, but the fact that you, the women I love would keep something this big from me. That is unforgivable.” He states. “Tony I-” you began but he cuts you off. “Y/N just stop, stop trying to justify yourself, stop trying make this better. Because this time you can’t”. He walks away leaving you alone wondering how you can fix this or if you should even try to.

Out of Tarts

Sorry for lack of activity. Been de-stressing since the weekend fiasco. Thank god for the gym, my fiancé, and good friends.

Anyhow. I just want to say. Spreading rumors that someone killed themselves is really really fucked up. I don’t care if you carry pounds of justifiable salt in your back pocket. Doing so makes you incredibly disgusting. It freaked me out. It freaked out other people. And I just don’t understand the motive? Like… do you honestly have nothing better to do? If so… that’s pretty pathetic. I have no sympathy for anyone who does this kind of shit.

To set the record straight. Joe didn’t kill himself. He is taking a leave of absence from his blogs. No need to worry. So if you get any anons stating otherwise, know that it’s a lie/rumor.

I’ll return to activity once I have the time to.

Love yall

  • <p> <b></b> “Withhold admiration from a narcissist and be disliked. Give it and be treated with indifference.” - Mason Cooley<p/><b></b> "Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm, but the harm (that they cause) does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.” - T. S. Eliot<p/><b></b> “Imagining that you are deep and complex, but others are simple, is one of the primary signs of malignant selfishness.” - Stefan Molyneux<p/><b></b> “A man who loves others based solely on how they make him feel, or what they do for him, is really not loving others at all—but loving only himself.” - Criss Jami<p/><b></b> “A sociopath is one who sees others as impersonal objects to be manipulated to fulfill their own narcissistic needs without any regard for the hurtful consequences of their selfish actions.” - R. Alan Woods<p/></p>

anonymous asked:

It's pretty easy to read "How Bad Can I Be?" as a pro-capitalism song. It justifies harvesting the Truffula trees by pointing out the benefits of capitalist activity without reference to competing considerations (e.g. environmental preservation) that need to be balanced against things like economic growth. But that only makes sense if that capitalist activity really does have benefits. So the message of the movie isn't "don't value this thing (money)" it's "we value many things, not JUST money"

If thneeds really are as useful as the company claims, it could cast the whole story into a whole new light. What if they gave protection against malaria, were used to swaddle freezing orphans, could cure cancer??

Admittedly the story would still be a tragedy of humanity racing to make as many thneeds as possible while not noticing that if all the trees are cut down then there won’t be any raw materials to make any more.