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On that day, Marley received a grim reminder… this chapter woke up the obsessed snk fan in me, finally JESUS CHRIST
SNK has always been a wild ride, but I don’t believe I’ve ever been this excited and frustrated that I don’t have the next chapter in my hands RIGHT NOW- if only to satisfy the itch of knowing which half-hidden face is who from Paradis. And also to figure out what they’ve done to Porco, Pieck and Zeke to neutralize them while Eren gives Reiner the most uncomfortable tableside chat.
My heart was pounding throughout the entire chapter. The last time that happened was chapter 84 and I gotta say, I finally feel like this whole Marley arc has been worth it. What an adrenaline rush it’s become! Now that’s now Attack On Titan is supposed to be. I can’t wait to see everybody else again and proceed to reach the climax of the story.
The hype for SNK 100 is too real. Everything will explode
I need Ch100 right now immediately. Waiting another month is going to
be torture. In the meantime I hope Porco and Pieck enjoy their time in
the pit. If it turns out that Helos is Levi I will eat my own platform
It was amazing. Really great story.
I’m so glad this chapter is fake and SnK ended last month with everyone having a huge pizza party!
RICHIE. He acts like he’s contracted the black plague and Stan rolls his eyes every time Rich asks him to bring him chicken soup, and also a paper to write his will on because he needs it in writing that Bill is NOT getting his guitar and that Eddie’s mother is being passed on to Mike, because he treats ladies with the utmost love and care
2. Gets mad at the TV and throws the remote.
Either of them can do this, it’s more likely for Richie to do because he gets very invested in movies and shows but sometimes during a game show or a quiz show Stan gets so frustrated with how dumb the contestants are he just unleashes his rage
3. Gets the worst road rage.
Richie, without a doubt. He’s sworn at every driver in Derry at least six times. He honks his horn and flips them off and Stan is just gripping onto the dashboard hoping he doesn’t die
4. Spends too much time in the bathroom on their phone.
Stan has to wait AGES for Richie to get out of the bathroom because he’s watching Youtube videos on his phone, mostly Buzzfeed Unsolved, and he’ll run back into their bedroom or the kitchen telling Stan about the latest episode with his pants still undone
5. Packs the whole closet for an overnight trip.
Stanley Uris. He packs every essential and folds everything so neatly it looks pristine…and then Richie throws in some extra socks or some snacks and ruins it
And a quick dash of Megane!Prompto! I really love this boy, My sunshine, my wooooorrlllddd!
I love drawing Prompto but it’s always more fulfilling when I draw him for others, especially for my @playdencos! Pink with a dash of blue, I end the night with his smile :)
Y/n had a weird feeling when she came over and
the first thing Jungkook did was give her a look that almost looked pitiful? it
confused you to say the least. You worried if you did something? Or something
happened? You honestly had no idea. You didn’t say anything about it, you didn’t
want to stress Jungkook out more then he already looked stressed, you
remembered a couple of the other members giving you looks like that in the past
but never at the same time it was always at weird times…. You played around
with Tae and Hoseok and all your nerves from Jungkook calmed down a bit. By then
you were all called to dinner by Jin, you thanked him for cooking again and
happily ate with the members
You were sitting in front of Jungkook and again
he gave you that look now you were worried you always tried to forget it but
this was different there was a pit in your stomach. You couldn’t control it
this time. When all the members started staring at their phones that pit got
deeper. You gave them their space, maybe their manager texted them? Maybe something
urgent happened? It didn’t help your worrying though. You didn’t want to
overthink this, but you couldn’t help it, are they texting about me? Are they
mad at me? Did I do something? The pit in your stomach getting deeper and
deeper with every thought that ran through your mind. You peaked over to look
at Yoongi’s phone who was sitting next to you. you jumped when he turned his
phone over right when you leaned over.
knew. It was about you… you felt like crying they never talked about you behind
your back but now you had no idea what was going on. You didn’t want to alarm
anyone so you quietly ate your food while everyone’s heads turned up as if
nothing was happening. You felt the stares of some of them…. You honestly
wanted to run out of that door, cry? Throw up? You didn’t know you just wanted
to leave but you didn’t want to cause a scene you pretended everything was ok. Even
suggested a sad movie so you could cry without anyone wondering why. Your anxiety
was running wild thinking the worst of the worst.
During the movie,
you felt Namjoons eyes never leave you. you wanted to cry so bad, your mind
making up the worst scenarios, maybe they didn’t want to be your friend
anymore? Maybe they were thinking of leaving you? you knew better then to
question your best friends but how could you not? Your anxiety getting the best
of you at moments like these weren’t unusual. You ran to their bathroom and
cried. You didn’t want to but you didn’t want to cry in front of them. All you
heard was gentle knocking on the bathroom door after you locked it. “y/n? are
you ok? Please tell me you’re ok” it was Jungkook’s voice. You couldn’t say
anything he seemed to know you were crying but you hoped maybe he wouldn’t. you
couldn’t face them you took the random cap you saw on the door handle said
goodbye to the rest of the members that were awake and walked out of the
bathroom out of their front door.
A/N: so like i tried?? lmao i thought about making this a series ya know angsty maybe fluffy idk yet. tell me what y'all think! i tried making this atleast a bit angsty but i suck at writing angst so idk lol. hope you liked it? Pt. 2??
1. Set aside some time to think through why you feel you’re not good enough, or don’t deserve to be loved. Then actively counter each of those reasons. This is a really crucial step for you to take.
2. Make a list of at least 10 of your positive traits and strengths. Each day, add at least 2 more items to your list.
3. Commit to only saying positive and affirming things about yourself – that is, your face, your body, your personality, your abilities, and so on.
4. Each day, tell your body how much you appreciate it.
5. Hold your head high, smile, look people in the eye, and always speak slowly, and with confidence.
6. Have the courage to list and face some of the worst mistakes you’ve made, or some of the challenges you’ve found hard to overcome. Then, gently admit to yourself that you are not perfect. In fact, none of us is perfect, and we all start from different places in life. What has been hard for you may have been easy for someone else. Choose to not be so hard on yourself – forgive yourself for EVERYTHING and then just let it go!
7. Go through your closet and experiment with your clothes until you find something that you feel really good in. Choose to wear that – and to buy other outfits that make you feel good about yourself and your appearance. Get rid of clothes that lower your self-confidence or self-esteem.
8. Learn to listen to your body and mind, and treat what they are saying with kindness and respect. If you are tired, rest. If you are feeling worn down or emotionally drained, then withdraw and do something that will help to build you up.
9. Do something nice for yourself each day. Buy yourself some flowers, some new clothes, some music … or go for a jog, get your hair or nails done …. Whatever makes you feel pampered and special and loved.
10. Give yourself permission to say no to the things that make you unhappy, or that your energy.
Excuse me, but... why do you hate when straight woman go to a gay bar? I'm a straight woman and I live in Madrid, and here lot of straight people like going out around the gay area (Chueca). I sometimes go with my boyfriend, with my friends, and sometimes with my gay friends, who are very happy I go out with them in Chueca. For me, going to a gay bar is like going to any other bar. Wouldn't be homophobe if I said, no way I am gonna go to a gay bar/gay area? Sorry for my english.
Hi love. Your English is fine!
This is a complicated issue, and I will try and speak about it to the best of my ability. First off: if I said I hate when straight women go to gay bars, I was speaking hyperbolically and being reactionary, which is totally my right as a lesbian who seeks safe space the same way any gay man does. But the truth is, that I don’t SIMPLY hate it, every time, always. I hate the way it changes how gay bars feel to me, and I hate the culture it creates and lends itself to. It’s something I have nuanced and complex feelings about.
Like, I understand why straight women enjoy going to gay bars. I know often times straight women just want to have a good time and get away from straight men, and as someone who ALSO wants desperately to get away from straight men, I get how gay bars can provide that space.
However, many straight women can be super disrespectful to that space because they don’t understand the historical significance of gay bars for gay people. Here are some of the things that are really damaging that I see on the regular. Not all of them are specific things all straight women do at gay bars, but they ARE inevitable affects of the PRESENCE of straight women and straight culture within an LGBTQ space:
1. straight women sometimes get offended when lesbians hit on them at gay bars, which is absurd because….it’s a gay bar. You’re in our space. I also regularly witness straight women acting particularly disparaging or even DISGUSTED by butch women in gay bars, which really hurts and is so cruel and disrespectful. The amount of times I’ve seen gay men band together with straight women to mock butch culture/appearances is innumerable.
2. At least in LA, its become such a commonplace thing for LOTS of straight women to go to gay bars, that they out number the amount of lesbians/wlw. First off, this just feels awful and isolating for us, but additionally, it makes lots of wlw so uncomfortable that they don’t feel safe cruising/asking women to dance because the probability of the girl being straight is really high. Can you imagine how lonely, scary, and frustrating this would feel for wlw to go to a bar that is supposed to be FOR THEM and feel afraid and outnumbered by straight women?
3. Lots of straight women treat gay bars like some wild tourist space. They get to come to the gay part of town and watch the gays interact in their natural habitat, they get to see crazy wild freaky things like boys in make up and butch girls in plaid and go-go dancers and hot guys making out! How titillating and exciting and funny! Now, I’m not saying you do this, personally, but you have to understand that MANY straight women DO. It feels awful and hurtful to just want to go out and dance and be yourself AWAY from the cruelty and scrutiny of straight people, and end up at a bar where you’re getting watched like a sideshow ANYWAY.
4. Many straight women bring their boyfriends. For numerous wlw and MANY gay men, straight men are traumatizing. They are our abusers. They’re the last thing we want to see in our safe space. NOTHING makes me feel more unsafe and invaded and shitty at a gay bar than the presence of straight men. And if there are straight women, there are likely going to be straight men, at least eventually. Now, even aside from them making me feel flat out unsafe an horrible, it’s also just disheartening and irritating to see straight couples taking up space in an LGBTQ environment when I’m literally trying to get away from them! I don’t want to see straight people making out. I don’t to see straight people dancing. I don’t want to see straight people standing by the bar pointing at us. If I wanted all that, I wouldn’t be going to a GAY BAR.
5. Again, at least in LA, it’s so common for straight women to go to gay bars that straight men will actually go to gay bars with the intention of finding straight women, because they KNOW it’s a place where single women congregate. I kid you not, it’s a pick up artist “trick” to go to gay bars. This means, predatory straight men in LGBTQ spaces, trying to hit on women. This INCLUDES WLW because sometimes they can’t tell the difference or literally don’t care!!! I DO NOT WANT to be around straight men, even the ones who are there with their girlfriends, so I ESPECIALLY don’t want to be around the type of straight guy who is looking for a hook up! I don’t want to be hit on my straight men, I don’t want my bi friends or my femme friends who came to a gay bar looking for solace and to escape unwanted attention to be hit on or checked out by straight men IN THEIR OWN SPACE!!!
I remember the first time a straight man hit on me at a gay bar, I started dancing with him, close and kind of sexy, because it’s not uncommon for lesbians to dance with gay men like that in a playful way. Then, he started touching me, and I thought it was a little weird but was like “whatever he’s probably gay” and THEN HE KISSED ME and it was like my fucking world came crashing down. I felt so terrified and unsafe and dirty, and when I tried to scramble away and was like “Oh my god I’m gay stop” he literally said, and I will never forget this, “I don’t care. You didn’t a minute ago.”
Whether or not you realize it, the presence of straight women in LGBTQ spaces leads to the eventual normalization of this type of behavior. Straight people and particularly straight men are ALWAYS coopting space that doesn’t belong to them and making it unsafe for LGBTQ people, who are ostracized outsiders who live in danger everywhere else. If I can’t go to a gay bar to get away from these types of men, where can I go? If my friends can’t go to a gay bar to pick up women, where can they go?
NOW, you mentioned you were from Spain. I have never been to Spain and have relatively no idea what the gay scene/bar scene is like there. Some of this might not be relevant to you personally, and I’m sensitive to the fact I’m speaking from the experience of someone who grew up clubbing in West Hollywood/LA, so this might not apply to you. It might be different in Spain, and I get that you want to support your gay friend when you go out with him. That makes sense to me, and I know there are ways straight women can be respectful in LGBTQ spaces.
But please, consider all of this. Also, you said something that really stuck out to me: “ For me, going to a gay bar is like going to any other bar.”
That stings, because for us, going to a gay bar is NOT like going to any other bar. Going to a gay bar is like going home, or it should be. You have to understand we don’t get to feel safe or supported most of the time when we exist in the world. We have to seek out those safe spaces, so when those safe spaces get infiltrated by the people who make the rest of the world unsafe for us, IT HURTS. We don’t want gay bars to be like any other bar, they need to be treated as the very specific, historically significant, cultural phenomenon that they are. It’s not just a rainbow on the wall that makes a gay bar a gay bar. I hope that makes sense.
My friend, you had horses, and deed of arms, and the free fields; but
she, being born in the body of a maid, had a spirit and courage at least
the match of yours. Yet she was doomed to wait upon an old man, whom
she loved as a father, and watch him falling into a mean dishonoured
dotage; and her part seemed to her more ignoble than that of the staff
he leaned on.
How To Create a Self-Study Schedule Part II: Casual Studying
Hello polyglots! I apologize for the lateness of this post!
As you know I posted about how to create a study schedule if you are studying a
language(s) intensively. Now I’m going to talk about how to study one language
or multiple languages casually.
First, I need to define what casual studying even means.
Studying casually means that you are foregoing certain aspects of language
study in order to maintain a slow and low commitment pace. For example, say
you’re learning French casually. Instead of psycho crazy grammar schedules
filled with practicing grammar and vocab over and over, and quizzing yourself
every day until your brain turns to pulp, you opt for a simple audio lesson
every day for 15 minutes after you come home from work or school. Easy right?
Yes! That’s the goal. With casual studying your schedule is freed up for other
things. In addition, casual studying gives you the leisure to take your time to
learn things deeply and thoroughly. Casual studying, however, implies that you
are not studying so much for full fluency but for practical, everyday usage. So
casual learners care a little less about learning the specifics about
complicated grammar but instead want to learn how to use it in conversation by
learning dialogues and repeating phrases. So how do you create a casual study
schedule? Here’s what you’ll need to get started.