these past four years

Going to spend the entire afternoon in the library preparing for classes and reading my two textbooks. Did all my chores and planning during the morning, now off to fetch my new glasses and then it’s time to find a cozy spot in the library!

Ps: I have been practicing piano lately, something that I haven’t done for the past four years and it feels soooo amazing to play again!

“…Your wife is a spy. That’s right. Her real name is Rosamund Mary Greta Bengtsdotter. Swedish by birth and probably the most dangerous spy in the world. She’s been operating deep undercover for the past four years now as your wife, for one reason only…“

I’m just tired, man. Like there’s so much angry and negativity in the world, and the one safe place I had for the last few years, the place where I found strength to get out of a really bad situation in my life, is gone. Poof.

Maybe I’m being over-dramatic, God knows I am so often, but this one took a lot from me. 

Look. Felix (Pewdiepie) made a mistake, he thought his little “joke” was comedy, but as someone who’s been studying comedy for the past four fucking years, racism is not comedy. If you’re gonna target a group of people for the sake of a joke, you make damn sure they deserve it. Jewish people do not deserve it. Saying “death to” a group of people who have had the fucking shit kicked out of them for centuries is not fucking funny. It’s sad and, quite honestly, lazy. What pisses me off is that instead of 100% owning up to it, he’s trying to write it off as a “joke gone wrong.” Buddy. Admit you fucked up big time. Admit the joke was not funny and that it wasn’t humor. It was not comedy. By calling it comedy, you offend people who pour their heart and soul into making the masses laugh and feel good. 

And then, major Youtubers backed him up, saying he’s “just being himself.” People like Markiplier, Jacksepticeye, Lordminion777, all people who in the past have supported love and acceptance. People who I’ve looked up to for years. Hell, I’d go as far to say Mark was an idol of mine. However, they all backed up someone who is too much of a coward and too into himself to admit he made a mistake. 

As someone who really admired these people, I’m hurt as hell. 

As someone who’s studied communications and public relations for the last four years, I’m pissed off as fuck. You wanna support him? Fine. But don’t try to step back from repercussions of doing so. You went into this mess, you STAY in. Pewdiepie landed himself in hot water and by supporting him just being his wacky ol’ self, you jumped right in too. I understand standing up for a friend, but if my friend went and pulled some shit like that? You bet your ass I’m calling them out. To pull from Harry Potter books, if Neville Longbottom can stand up to his friends, so can you.

To conclude, jokes about killing minorities isn’t comedy. If you try to use them for comedy, you’re lazy and you’re pretty pathetic. Pewdiepie is a grown adult, and needs to be held accountable for his actions.       

For the past four years, the world has been in a state of chaos and anarchy, where violence is the norm. However, for the past four years, you have been living in your parent’s basement and are unaware. Today, you decide to go out and get a job.

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“…Questioning what your country is or who you are as a nation, that is difficult because you are American; so it’s difficult to be objective. What I’m saying is, we’re from England, so we’re quite objective; and over the past four to five years we’ve been coming to America. We’ve been touring here, and we’ve kind of made a life for ourselves; so it’s kind of like our second home. We love it here. It’s difficult today to be objective about what America is and what it stands for, and who you are; and I really empathize with that. Let me tell you that I know America, we know America, and the America we know is a young America. It’s a young America, it’s a liberal America, it’s a compassionate America, it’s a socially responsible America. It’s an America that doesn’t react to fear with anger, and doesn’t react to anger with fear. It’s also a black America, it’s a Muslim America, and it’s a gay America. We feel it as well. We feel it as much as you. And the thing is, whereas I know what seemingly is half the country is at the moment sided with unfortunately bigotry and racism - all of those things we don’t stand for, but what I’m saying is… is that the other half of the country - aka you guys - is probably the best country that we’ve ever met. And they’re all gonna’ fucking die then we will outlive them. This song is about loving people. *plays Loving Someone*” Matty’s speech // Eaglebank Arena // 11-9-16

I apologize in advance for the rant-y-ness of this. Press J if you wanna skip.

I’m not a big anime watcher. I definitely used to be, especially in middle and high school. But for the past four-something years I didn’t watch anything until Osomatsu-san was introduced to me. So know in advance that I’ve only been on Crunchyroll and handful of times and of the nominees in this year’s weird anime awards thing Mob Psycho 100 is the only one I’ve seen.

I’m also aware that it is basically a popularity contest. That’s what I expected and that’s what I got.

THAT BEING SAID. I am more than a little miffed that in any category that had Yuri!!! on Ice it had over three times the votes on the runner up. I can’t say anything on the story or characters. I haven’t seen the show. However I have GOT to talk about the opening and ending categories because I am legitimately frustrated by those.

I gave them the benefit of the doubt. I was like, “Okay, I’m gonna go watch the opening for this. Who knows, maybe it’s really pretty and creative and has really nice animation” *watching* “Okay, watercolors are pretty nice, I’ll give them that. Nicely animated choreography. Not much colors but that’s okay. Okay, they’re skating. More skating. Uh, more skating. Okay, they just reused the same animation right there. Guys. Guys.

I’m sorry. I’m sorry, that does not beat this.

Like. For real, outside of me liking the show for the characters and story and stuff, they did a fantastic job on the opening.

You can watch this a dozen times and STILL find things you never noticed before. And there is so much symbolism.

I mean even if the first part wasn’t as interesting, I’d still promote this just for all the transformation animation at the end.

Then there’s the ending. It’s a smidge typical. Most endings are relaxing and low-key, and that’s what you want at the end of a show. This one’s just Reigen getting ready in the morning.

However, it is animated using paint on glass.

Which for some reason I can’t find gifs of. >>>:[

But yeah, it looks cool as heck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6y5CYsZldo <<< Link because tumblr has failed me on gifs.

Long story short, it’s a popularity contest. I get that. But the folks who worked on mp100 put a lot of effort on making things look smooth and cool and creative when they didn’t have to go that far and I just want to throw some appreciation out there for them, y’know? :(

Richard Carbonnier’s tubular eco-house in Pond Inlet, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada

Richard Carbonnier’s home is impossible to miss. It looks like a trio of conjoined soup cans, balanced on pilings on a hillside in the Nunavut hamlet of Pond Inlet. The Montreal-born architect spent the past four years single-handedly building his tube house to suit – and tread lightly on – the polar environment.

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A simple guide to CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of 2016
If you haven’t heard of CRISPR yet, the short explanation goes like this: In the past four years, scientists have figured out how to exploit a quirk in the immune systems of bacteria to edit genes in other organisms — plant genes, mouse genes, even human genes. With CRISPR, they can now make these edits quickly and cheaply, in days rather than weeks or months. In 2016 alone, researchers have shown CRISPR can do some truly astounding things, like create mushrooms that don’t brown easily or edit bone marrow cells in mice to treat sickle-cell anemia. Read more

akrieger11: Ever since I was a little girl, I have dreamed of playing professional football for my city and my hometown in front of my friends and family, and possibly retiring in Washington, D.C. I have always wanted to grow the game and ultimately bring a Championship to the city that I call home. Despite falling short of that goal, I gave this city and club everything and I have no regrets.
Although the Washington Spirit’s decision to trade me comes as a surprise, I remain very grateful for the opportunity to play professional soccer in my hometown for the past four years, and I want to thank the Washington Spirit organization for that chance.
I do think change can be a good thing, especially at this point in my football career. Being too consistent and comfortable in a certain space can be detrimental to personal growth so I must embrace this next opportunity.

To all of my wonderful fans, I truly appreciate your continuous love and support in following my football career. Specifically to the Washington Spirit fans, especially the Spirit Squadron — Thank You! I will always hold a special place in my heart for each of you and please keep crushing the game!
I sincerely appreciate the efforts of the Washington Spirit staff and volunteers who put in countless hours to support the team.
Thank you to each of my coaches during my time in Washington. I wish you all the best and carry your lessons with me.

Most importantly, I want to thank all of the teammates I had during my time here. You are all incredible women and deserve nothing but the best.
Thank you to this year’s team for an unforgettable winning season and an undeniable team chemistry that I will cherish forever. I will miss you all tremendously, and I respect each and every one of you! #BOAB #AnklesWoke

Finally, to the DMV, this is not the end. I will stay very engaged in the DC soccer community to continue to grow the beautiful game in my hometown.
I’m very excited for my new journey!

Ali

Sometimes (roughly every day for the past four and a half years) I stare at this little bean and it HURTS to look at her. She’s so cute it kills me a little bit every time. She is my fluffy child who is, surprisingly, endlessly happy to see me and be my snuggle buddy.

Indiana Jones, you are the fluffy love of my life

Scorpio & Pisces
  • Pisces, looks up from writing in her journal: Hey babe, do you think that the world is gonna get better?
  • Scorpio, looks at her while scrolling down her phone: We don't know the future, and can only look at the past. So what do you think?
  • Pisces, thinks for a moment:
  • Pisces: We are high key repeating the past. But I know it will be better, since I have you by my side.
  • Scorpio:
  • Scorpio, laughing: That was cute.
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Something Rotten! Appreciation Week, Day 1: Favorite Character

As you well know, I love every character from Something Rotten!… but no one as much as the man who put the I Am in Iambic Pentameter… my beloved William Shakespeare! The sexy, sneaky rockstar who stole not only Hamlet but my heart. From Christian Borle’s Tony-winning performance to Will Chase’s 3 gorgeous months in the role to Eric Sciotto’s ultimate understudy turn to Adam Pascal’s refreshing pre-tour warmup run… I love Rotten’s take on the Bard and am so glad I’ve gotten to see all four of the main run Bards in the past two years.

  • Shigeo: Shit.
  • Reigen: Mob, don't curse like that. That's not a "good person" thing to do.
  • Shigeo, internally: Ah, Shishou. My Shishou. My third parent- the only one I chose. The only one of the three with even a semblance of a clue how to correctly raise a child of my particular temperament and abilities. Dear, sweet Shishou. Sweet, sweet, steadfast, clever, dependable Shishou. The man who has been the acting adult of my life for the past four years.
  • Last week, you called me to walk you home because you felt lonely. Yesterday, I had to buy you a juice box because you broke your last mug by drinking tea too hot for you. I put in the straw for you because you couldn't do it on your own. And this very morning, you called me to save you from a bug in your apartment. Oh, the sacrifices I make for your sake...
  • You just finished delivering a veritable Shakespearean sonnet comprised of four-letter words glued together with a smattering of prepositions and a few spare parts of speech thrown in to make it cohesive to a client about ten minutes ago. Don't you "good person" lecture me about this now, you fucking hypocrite manchild.
  • Shigeo, to Reigen: Okay.

If you’re hating on Ali Krieger, someone who has given her all to both the National Team and the Washington Spirit over the past four years, for wanting to move to the Orlando Pride so she can be closer to Ash, there’s something seriously wrong with you.

And no. This is not me saying you can’t be upset. I understand being upset. But I’ve seen people go so far beyond upset and call AK selfish and unprofessional. I’ve seen people call her a traitor. I’ve seen people say she’s the reason this league is a joke. And that’s not okay. Be upset that she’s leaving, but understand that her leaving is what’s best for her and that it doesn’t make her a horrible person, it makes her human.

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Chucky will return in Cult of Chucky! The seventh entry in the Child’s Play series begins shooting this coming Monday in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Watch the announcement video (revealed by EW) above.

Series creator Don Mancini - who has written every installment in the franchise and directed the last two - is once again at the helm as writer and director, and he’s bringing back several key cast members.

Brad Dourif will provide the voice of Chucky, as he’s done in all six films. He’ll be joined by Jennifer Tilly (Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky) as Tiffany, along with Alex Vincent (Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2), Fiona Dourif (Curse of Chucky), and Summer H. Howell (Curse of Chucky).

Here is the official synopsis:

Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions — an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face — a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany (Oscar-nominee Jennifer Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.

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MY FIRST TIME DRAWING FIGURE SKATING HAVE MERCY ON ME. SUCH A GOOD LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR ART.

Several late night conversations with @wonderfulchaos69 later…. and then this Servamp/Yuri on Ice au was born. We made it a SakuMahi love story too,  (in my opinion there are not enough SakuMahi aus.) 

Here’s summary of what we talked about for this au: (wonderfulchaos69 wrote this summary and I am gonna use it here, cause I think its a flawless way to describe it.)

Yuri on Ice AU, SakuMahi. Down on his luck skater Sakuya Watanuki has been aiming for gold for the past two years, ever since his senior debut. Four-time GPF champion Mahiru Shirota has been made that a hard task to undertake, when he always has to compete against someone so hardworking, someone so simplistic in his routines but so breathtaking to behold. He doesn’t hate Shirota, far from it, he thrives on his presence. He has the older man’s posters all over his room. He would even go as far to say that Mahiru Shirota had inspired him to start skating. So when his idol steps down from his post as “unbeatable”, announcing his retirement for undisclosed reasons, Sakuya is shocked. And then he felt so rightfully furious. When he gets to the bottom of the matter, though, he finds that Mahiru doesn’t want to give up his time on the ice - but neither can he travel with his uncle in a critical state, needing someone to look after him. That person was all Mahiru had, and the same could be said of his uncle. Deciding to take matters into his own hands, he challenges Mahiru to coach him. ‘Even without you there, I will show the world how much you love the ice.’ And that was the beginning of their time together. Their struggles and their pain, their laughter and the moments of joy they shared together. Sakuya would look back on that beginning and think, 'I am so glad he took my hand that day.’

there is still a lot of things we are working out and I still haven’t drawn some ideas we talked about…. ;w; but I will do a more later cause I have other aus to work on. The drawing above have captions too haha. Chaos will likely write some fic too. :3 yay! 

don’t worry guys I am working on bsd servamp au, it takes longer because there are so many more characters and stuff to work out yikes.

Years Lost

Just throwing this in here before someone beats me to it.


“One… two… three… four…”

He’d had a routine for the past thirteen years.

“Five… six… seven… eight…”

Get up, brush teeth, jog ten miles, do pull ups, sit ups, squats, curl the heaviest stone available, bench the heaviest log he could find, and wrestle the nearest monster. Repeat twice, and chase the nearest Heckapoo clone.

“Nine… ten… eleven… twe-twelve…”

It had been more difficult that he thought it’d be to keep up the routine.

“thirteen… four… teeeen…”

His body wasn’t what his mind told him it should be.

“Fif-hah-fifteen… sixteen…”

In an instant, he’d lost sixteen years of progress.

“Seventeen… eighteen…”

His beloved dragoncycle.

“Nine-! Nine-! Come on Diaz!”

All he had was his memories.

“Nine…. Teeeen…!”

And his dimensional scissors.

“Twenty!”

Marco Diaz let himself fall to the ground, glaring spitefully at the pull up bar before glancing at the clock.

“Twenty pull ups in five minutes.”

He’d lost a lot by returning to Earth, he’d be lying if he said he didn’t miss the adventure of it all. In those eight minutes he’d become everything he’d ever wanted to be and more.

But this time around, he was different.

He could still wield his sword, even if it felt heavier than it’d had in years. He remembered his skills in combat, even if he felt he was moving at a snail’s pace. At age fourteen, he had sixteen years of experience in war, espionage, swordplay, and, thanks to a certain candle-headed demon (?), flirting.

He’d made a lot of mistakes in his training he wouldn’t make this time around.

His glare turned into a confident smirk.

It’d taken him ten years to do two hundred pull ups in ten minutes.

This time next year, it’s be three hundred in five.

“Welp, time for the right arm! One… two… three…”


Omake

“… and so, yeah, Marco’s technically thirty now.”

Jackie Lynn Thomas and Janna stared at Star, gaping like fish out of water.

It was a full minute before Janna broke the silence.

“And you didn’t take pictures!?”

“Wha!? Janna! I had more pressing matters than pictures! Like, “who’s the guy with the eight pack that’s hugging me?”!”

“Eight pack?” squeaked Janna, practically burning through her beanie, “Pictures should have been the first thing on your mind!”

“Oh come on! Jackie, back me up here.”

She stayed silent.

“Jackie?”

“I’d have liked pictures.”