these are the people who keep me going

Percy Jackson is not !!! dumb !!!!

yikes ok this has been bothering me for a while so here I go:

I hate it how (soME) people show Percy as someone who’s dumb. sure, his personality is all bubbly and sometimes he acts all “stupid” and like a “Seaweed Brain”. bUT LET ME REMIND YOU THAT THIS BOY HAS GONE THROUGH SO MUCH CRAP !!!!





I’m sorry this is so long I had to get it off of my chest

Another story!! I worked for the red-headed burger place and a man came in who I was pretty sure a human trafficker. I lived nearby and I saw him watching me walk there a lot. He comes up and orders and starts asking me if I want to travel. I’m like “uh sure” as I’m ringing him up. He keeps going on about how his company helps young people travel and none of it made sense. His description was super vague and he handed me a business card with a phone number and no address but told me it was in a building nearby my house. I was wondering if he knew where I lived. I took the card and kept it for a while but he never came in again after that. He just stared at me working while he was on the phone for HOURS after he finished that day and never took his eyes off me. I had a bad feeling the whole time it was like he was trying to get me to leave work that second and come check out his “travel” business building.
I had to quit lobby duty because so many people would harass me and try to touch me. Drive thru wasn’t better because I’d ask people if they needed anything else and theyd say something stupid like “I’d give you a million bucks to do me hehehe” and you just have to laugh it off and make sure they’re happy so they leave.

Also when I asked for a name for a ticket once the guy told me “daddy” and I had to leave I was laughing so hard.

Interview: Mark

Today we’re joined by Mark. Mark is a phenomenal visual artist who specializes in digital art. They’re mostly into drawing, although they are working on some video game design and do craft work on occasion. They also draw the most gorgeous pride dragons. They’re work is remarkably beautiful, brimming with color and detail. It’s very clear Mark’s an incredibly talented and dedicated artist, as you’ll soon read. My thanks to them for taking the time to participate in this interview.


Please, tell us about your art.

Umm, I draw things? XD Mostly I like to focus on digital drawing, but I also do some craft work and other things here and there for fun. Right now I’m working on a few different projects, the main ones being pride dragons (and eventually other pride animals), as well as working with a close friend on some game design.

What inspires you?

Anything and everything really. Other artists, movies, books, music, nature, friends… I can’t really pin inspiration down on any one thing.

What got you interested in your field?  Have you always wanted to be an artist?

I’ve been drawing pretty much as far back as I can remember, so it’s been an always thing that never went away. XD Honestly I can’t imagine NOT being an artist in some fashion.

Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work that you’d be willing to reveal?

Not really? Nothing that I’m aware of at least.

What advice would you give young aspiring artists?

(Sorry this part is going to be a tad long.)

1. If you wanna art, then art. Do it because you want to do it.

2. Some people are gonna be assholes. It’s pretty hard to avoid running into them. It sucks and it can be super disheartening, but *don’t give up*. I’ve had my art featured on “look how shitty this art is” sites and have gotten some nasty comments that made me feel super close to giving up entirely. But in the end, I’d refer you back to point 1. If you want to art, *then KEEP DOING IT* Do it because you enjoy it. Do it for you, do it for the people who DO enjoy it.

3. You’re not going to improve overnight, but that’s ok. You’ll have good days and bad days with art and sometimes you might feel like you’re not getting anywhere, but as long as you don’t give up, you WILL improve over time.

4. Going along with that, try not to compare your art to others’ art. You need to compare you to you. Look at some of your old art compared to new stuff. Can you see improvement? Doesn’t matter if it’s just a little or a lot, improvement is improvement! Everyone goes at their own pace so don’t be discouraged if you’re not getting to where you want to be right away.

5. I love stylization. It’s fantastic. All sorts of cartoony styles and what not. But I will say, regardless of how styled you want to make your art, it’s best to learn from life first. If say, you learn how to draw dogs, study real dogs and realistic dog art, because then stylizing them later on will be WAY easier and produce better results.

6. TOTALLY experiment with different things! Maybe you’ll find something you like, maybe you’ll decide you don’t like certain things. But at least after trying you’ll know. Step outside your comfort zone, don’t worry if you can do something “good” or not. Just have fun and play with it! Wanna draw cars but think you can’t manage mechanical things? Draw some cars anyway! You have to start somewhere.

7. While you shouldn’t compare yourself to other artists, it can be nice to look around at numerous other artists’ styles and methods for inspiration. Many artists will make tutorials about their processes and techniques or general art advice and these can be super valuable learning tools. (Just remember of course to be respectful and never steal someone else’s work.)

I could probably go on and on, but I think that covers the basics. XD


Where on the spectrum do you identify?

I am hella ace. XD Not demi or grey or anything. As for romantic orientation, I’m still figuring that out.

Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

Sort of? In general I usually don’t get any of that stuff with just posting art and what not online, though I have had some not so cool things happen in person because of being ace. I don’t want to go too in detail. One of the people who did and said some nasty things is an artist as well, but reasons for their behavior were more on a personal level than because of anything art related. (Though they did rip off a bunch of art related things from me…) Handling it can be hard sometimes, but I’m lucky to have super supportive friends, and the ace community seems to be pretty awesome and supportive as well. Lots of nice positivity posts and comments going around.

What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

That it’s not real and aces are just lying or are late bloomers. Also that ace people are doomed to be forever alone or they’re only able to be in relationships with other aces.

What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?

It can be tough, I sure as heck have some hard times accepting it sometimes. But anyone out there struggling, remember that you are NOT broken or alone! Asexuality is totally a natural thing, it’s NOT something new (we just are finally starting to learn more about it and bring that information to light), and it’s not something to be ashamed of. Whether you want a romantic relationship, or just good friends, or whatever else, there are definitely people out there who will accept you for who you are and who won’t try to change you. (And don’t put up with people who think they can change you or that you need to be fixed. That’s a load of BS.) All you aces are totally awesome as is!

Finally, where can people find out more about your work?

I post most of my work on my Tumblr account:

And I’ve started putting up a few things on a RedBubble account:

Thank you, Mark, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.

Hey I’m in big money trouble!

I hate to resort to making one of these bc I always feel like there are people who need it more but basically:

My mom just w/o warning took $150 from me and left me completely broke until I get paid a week and a half from now. I have a $100 bill due before then and like $50 in other bills also due, and that’s not even counting money I’m going to need just to eat. My hours have been cut really badly at work and half my check is going to insurance etc. that wont even cover anything for me anymore but that I’m forced to keep paying for. I’m trying to sell some things to scrape together what I can but it isn’t going fast enough.

If anyone is feeling generous my PayPal is I don’t expect to get anywhere near the full amount Im needing but honestly anything helps.

I rly rly appreciate any help at all I hate to do this…. thank u and reblogs help

tia-lili  asked:

This is probably really lame but do you have any advice on developing/keeping friendships? I've always had a hard time maintaining friendships with people, especially other women. Now I'm 21 and have one friend who happens to be my boyfriend, but I'm supposed to have girlfriends too, right? I feel like I'm doing this all wrong.

i would say that the biggest thing i will tell you is to not wait around until someone reaches out to you. there are so many friendships that end up ending because of pride and feeling like “well they don’t hit me up so i won’t hit them up.” what i’ve realized is that as an adult, there are so many things going on. you have no idea what’s going on in someone’s life or why they haven’t been around

i would definitely say that you should have girlfriends. because you will always need people who love you who have your best interest at heart to help keep relationships in perspective. having friends, good friends, will make sure you don’t end up sticking around in a bad situation. your guy can be your best friend, but i would say he shouldn’t be your only friend.

I’m going to sleep tonight with just so much love in my heart? I’m so glad I signed up for this place 4 years ago and I’m so glad I decided to talk to people in the CS fandom and I’m so glad I met some of the best people I wil ever know.

I’m so like ridiculously thankful for tumblr and OUAT because it’s gotten me through some rough shit and brought me friends who I get to keep in my pocket, who are there for me in a way I’ve never really had before. It’s inspired me to write and that has brought me so much joy and made me feel like I’ve somehow made baby-chinx-who-wanted-to-be-a-writer’s dreams happen a bit.

Honestly, being able to sink into the stories we tell here and being able to rely on people who are some of the best relationships in my life rn has been incredible and I’m so grateful and happy and just—

*hugs for all*

anonymous asked:

Donnie, I understand that nothing lasts forever and I don't expect you to stay on your tubular forever, but there are still so many questions I would like to ask you. Who can I really talk to and who will answer my questions if you leave the website? I know this may sound strange, but I will miss you very much. So will all the people online who have really enjoyed your company.

Still not going. Never said I was going. Whoever keeps posting that I’m going or something has not talked to me at all.

Unless you hear it right from me or my brothers, never happened. 

An update

I’m so glad birthday parties are over.

The acupuncturist I saw last week told me I should eat fewer raw vegetables - my body would handle cooked ones better. So I’ve been putting hot sauce on raw vegetables because that’s the same thing?

I’ve been going to a lot of barre classes. I really like them. I like the people who run the studio. 

There was a girl there today that clearly thought a chubby like me wouldn’t be able to keep up. I just about kicked her in the face. No but for real, because my battement was so much higher and all around better than hers. And she totes got right up in my space even though I got there first and claimed my out of the way spot. 

The thing I like about this place is that everyone is there for themselves and it’s totally pointless to compare yourself to others. You just concentrate so much on your own form. 

Except when there’s a snooty chubby-hater. Then you show her how you do.

The acupuncture lady also did cupping on my shoulder. Mike was HORRIFIED. It looked the teensiest bit like I’d been beaten with many clubs. The day after, my should hurt so bad that I was in tears. The next day, there was no pain. None.

I’m not a convert, but I’m glad it helped. Mike is not amused. At. All. I go back again this week.

The girls are doing great being in separate classes.

The barre classes are great for strengthening, and I was hoping they’d help the extra skin I have from having twins, but it’s making it worse. Like a sad, deflated donut. 

Summary: still working on not being a bitch (failing), kids are fine, needles.

Mod Note

Hi memesters! I had to trim down my reading list a little to keep up with the meme – I friended a lot of people when I was trying to follow everyone, and that’s not viable anymore (there are LotR, Harry Potter, and Star Wars branches I was not even AWARE OF for a long time) so I trimmed off DC people who I don’t interact with much or at all. 

But if you want Steve to respond or play into a plot just @ me in the post and I will like, 85% likely see it! Or send me an ask to let me know and I will go and find the post. It’s not that I don’t like you or anything, it’s just a question of time management. 


I keep walking past the LGBT center on campus, and everything in me wants to go inside and talk to the people there, but something keeps stopping me. I don’t know if it’s the being scared of asking if they know about demisexuality or, what would essentially be, coming out to other people that I’ll see on the daily while walking to class. But it keeps me from entering and I hate it so much.

I would go on runs more often if I could casually bring my dogs on them like most people but Batman and Cinderella have such small legs they can’t keep up at all when I hit a certain pace. Walking can be beneficial too but I don’t always feel fully satisfied with just simple walking. Oh well- I guess I either deal with running on my own without my two little buddies, I find someone to be my running partner, or I invest in getting a bigger dog who loves to run. I don’t see a problem picking any of these choices or all three.  

I go back home tomorrow and I’m going to try and not return to the droll way I was living. I’m going to do more art, more writing, watch more things, read more again, play a damn video game. I’m going to chill more, eat better, keep my weight in check still, but not be afraid to enjoy what I want because I don’t have to eat like a bird to stay healthy, and I’m going to cut off the things that make me feel bad. I’m going to straight up forget people who forgot me and remind myself that I’m a fucking adult and don’t need to play kid games with shitheads. If that means cutting people out of my life. Then so be it. I don’t need the emotional abuse and guilting anymore. I’ve got my people who love me and the friends who stick with me despite my flaws and don’t expect more of me than I can give. I’m going to go into 2018 as a whole new goddamn person. Watch me!!


I’m so sorry for this the idea was just funny to me

reasons to read Siren’s Lament:





and mORE ABS

Bonus: Some butt cleavage

paladins + tech hcs
  • shiro says he doesn’t mind, but he’s an apple guy at heart
    • don’t tell anyone but he just thinks his new, shiny, silver arm looks pretty dang great next to his shiny macbook and his space grey iphone. it’s for the aesthetic, lads
    • (space instagram goes crazy for it)
  • his iphone has a word password he doesn’t tell ANYONE and it’s always capitalised or has a number somewhere. he doesn’t even use touch id in case someone tries to force him into unlocking it. he values his privacy!
    • (by that, he means he values people not seeing his awkward ‘flirting’ with matt over text. most of it is star wars references.)
    • when he was at the garrison, keith tries to unlock shiro’s phone while he’s sleeping by pressing his thumb to the home button. it doesn’t work with any finger. when keith looks at shiro, he’s not even sleeping and looking at him with the biggest shit-eating grin
  • pidge can use any laptop immediately but is a windows supremacist. she appreciates the aesthetic from apple and everything but you can’t play ANY good pc games on mac so
  • lance: hey my mac is acting weird. can you help me pidge?
  • pidge: maybe you should have fucking thought twice about buying a macbook huh lance
    • screams when her faithful dell laptop lags and and lance’s macbook is still going strong
    • (also shushes her laptop when the fan whirrs. “don’t admit defeat now chad”)
  • lance shops exclusively at apple. probably has the rose gold 6s
    • “hey lance the leaked iphone 8 has no home button” “what the fuck”
    • “lance the leaks say that it doesn’t have touch id either??” “what the FUCK”
  • allergic to xperias. samsungs are okay, but they’re on thin ice. lance genuinely thinks he will Die if he ever lays his eyes on a windows phone bc the shock will kill him
  • “are you really poc if you don’t have whatsapp” -lance mcclain 2017
  • hunk doesn’t…. mind? and unlike shiro he truly means it. he doesn’t see or get the difference- considering processors, ram, and everything, there’s not too big of a gap. 
  • if he had to pick, he’d pick hp but only because that’s the only one he really knows/has ever owned
  • probably has a big samsung phone. his hands are Large and it’s hard for him to use little screens.
  • hunk knows he says he doesn’t mind, but he also can’t use macs.
    • is That Guy who curses under his breath when he realises the command/control button is placed differently on macs
  • keith has a fucking nokia
  • still thinks sony ericsson/walkman flip phones are on the market and are also The Best. he idolises the red ones. hunk has to break the news gently
  • when he finally gets a smartphone, it’s an 2015 sony android he got second hand. keith loves it and lance nearly has a stroke when he sees it
    • lance, mortified: what is that. what is that. keith, what is t
    • keith: it was red! :(
  • lance takes EVERY opportunity to get rid of it. he swears it’s cursed because it always finds it’s way back to keith. always.
    • he first just tries to break it and make it look like an accident, but he forgets xperias are virtually indestructible
    • lance later flushes it down the toilet, but it clogs the pipes and coran has to fish it out. 
    • keith: hey, thank god that it’s waterproof, huh?
    • lance, clutching his still-not-waterproof iphone in pure rage: :) yeah how lucky
    • the next time they’re on an friendly alien planet, lance yeets that shit out the closest window just as they’re about to leave. one of the friendly aliens thought it was an accident and brings it back to them just before they launch. keith is thankful. lance is This Close to just dying
    • he takes the battery out so it’s useless and keith has to trash it, and throws that down a random vent. pidge brings it back
  • keith also thinks alienware/gamer laptops look cool
  • lance introduces allura to the rose gold iphone and allura has actually never Shut Up about it since
  • (on that note, coran thinks the gold iphone is great but settles for his altean tech. he likes the idea of ipods and really likes earth music too!!)
    • allura: you earthlings are so slow with technology! this ‘phone’ is blocky, heavy and
    • lance: i can just take it back, then..?
    • allura: you will have to pry this shiny, pink, archaic little device from my cold dead hands. just fucking try me lance

anonymous asked:

brooklyn nine nine is over rated, and yes I have seen it

oh cool. Which bit is overrated? 

Is it the two female Latina women who are completely different character yet love and support one another? Amy who is going to be the youngest captain ever and who is so Type A but isn’t a killjoy? The person who would do anything for anyone?

It’s not Rosa. The Toughest and most independent person. Who wears black always but has a heart of motherfucking gold? Who is the complete opposite to most people but holds onto their friendship fiercely? 

Or is it the male white Jewish man who calls out sexism, racism and “cool motive still murder?

Is it Terry? The black man who is family orientated, care about his girls and his wife more then his own life? Who enjoys yogurt and farmers markets and going to the gym?

Is it Gina? The woman who prides herself on being unique and independent? who is smarter then..well all the people in the precinct and doesn’t care? Just does her and helps her friends? 

Don’t tell me it’s Charles? The softest of them all. The one whose been hurt so many times but keeps believing in love?

Ya know, it’s gotta be Holt. The openly gay Captain who is a great detective and has battled a life of being ostracised and left out only to find his home in the 99 and still maintain respect. Who is in love with his partner but is open about the challenges they face? Who protects his staff/family over himself? who is known to be a brilliant detective? 

Are they overrated?Is it them? Or is it the feeling of comfort you get while watching it? The lighthearted humour that still challenges social issues? Is it the moo moo episode which challenges a modern issues like stop and frisk and racial profiling? Is it the femenist writing? Is it the friendships we all feel part of? Is it the cast? Is it the crew? 

No, honestly tell me what you think is overrated because i sure as hell can’t work it out.

anonymous asked:

I feel so bad for the children who's parents spend all their food stamp money on junk food. I don't understand why you need to spend your last 150 dollars on snack cakes, chocolate, and soda when you have 4 small kids to feed..

Not your business. Heaven forbid people fucking enjoy the little things when life is fucking miserable when you’re poor. FUCK OFF! I’ve been on food stamps. We couldn’t take our kids to fun places or do anything memorable as a family. Our lives were basically check to check and on the edge of our seat to see if we could even have a Halloween or Christmas. Living poor is shit and I honestly considered killing myself so many times because I couldn’t do more to make my kids feel like kids and happy.  I’d rather pay for a poor kid to have a candy bar than some asshole who thinks poor people are the problem and not the tax evading rich people to get their second car or more.

Let me also remind you that healthy food has a high price and low shelf life. You can keep “junk” for months while a goddamn banana will go bad within three days of purchase. Not everyone can afford the gas or cab fare to drive to and from the store every fucking day. Try living on food stamps(equivalent) for a month and see if you can survive. Don’t judge til you know.

Choke on your caviar next time before opening your mouth. -Abby


Usernames and anonymous words are still people with lives, a house, hobbies, passions, problems, dreams, all that behind the screen. Never forget that.

I’m always doubting about doing these types of posts, but I thought maybe I could speak up every once in a while lmao. I apologize if I don’t word my thoughts correctly. What I’m trying to say is, I know it’s sometimes hard not to snap at inconsiderate/angering questions and sentences coming from young people who probably didn’t think about looking for answers or connecting their brain together. I know some of us can find works or reactions from young people “cringy” or “overdone”. I know it’s infuriating to see kids reposting, tracing or recoloring art because they still don’t know how important it is to respect the artists: the thing is, I believe we all had these parts inside of us when we were younger, too. We had things we liked that we find insufferable now, we had a younger self we’d like to punch in the face. There are things we regret. But thinking back at it, although unfortunate events in my life had made my childhood a personally hard time to go through and I expressed myself through childish actions, I’m glad I did go through these steps. It made me grow into who I am today: a person who’s willing to keep growing. I’m thankful I went through many experiences that now put me in the position to guide young people who perhaps need that guidance, one way or another. Let’s be firm, but compassionate. Don’t sugarcoat kids either, you’re allowed and SHOULD speak up when you feel like you’re suffocating. But always take a step back, and try to think for both sides. These “cringy” kids maybe ARE future mature creating geniuses!
We are tomorrow’s inspirations, models, and constructors!

Let’s be nice and understanding to youth and distance ourselves from online problems so we can focus on making it better instead. :)