these photos do things to me

Fun Community Thing! <3

Hey guys! I was thinking that it’s about time we bring back the Fandom Selfie Day!! 

It’s a day where everyone takes selfies and posts them in the tag so we have a chance to see everyone else in the community and appreciate hOW BEAUTIFUL EVERYONE IS!!

I’m planning on doing it this Sunday the 22nd! The day before Mark comes back from his hiatus! @lum1natrix will be helping me out and I’ll be looking through the tag and reblogging peoples photos and stuff! 

We usually try to have a theme for the pictures and this time I had thought about making a heart with your hands but that’s pretty hard when it’s a selfie lol so instead you should either make a cutout heart with paper and hold that in the picture OR put an emoji of a heart in the picture with you to show Mark that we support him and are excited for him to come back from his break~

It should be fun! And who knows! Maybe Mark will come to the tag and see all your beautiful faces!

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Hi Taylor! My name is Kate! (I’m the one in the pink) I’m not sure if you will ever see this but I found this photo of my cousin and I at Oheka Castle from two years ago and thought you might like it! Every two seconds I kept going to her OMG TAYLOR SWIFT STOOD HERE LIKE WHAT and she was like oh boy haha anyways thank you so much for making music and being apart of my life, you have reminded me I can find happiness any heart break and things will always turn out okay. I love you so much and will always be there to supoort you. Thank you for all you do for us and making so many people happy. Please have a nice rest of your day/ night- sending you the biggest hug right now💕
Love always,
@taylorswift
@taylornation

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It took me 3 months to do this thing but I did a thing.

<i>I do not intend to steal the music of Agust D or to make money out of this project // Photos and music used belong to their rightful owners</i>

I forgot that a month ago I did a sketch dump of Kakashi for practice, but my phone was dead and I had no reference photos, so this was the best I could do. This was practice so I could figure out how to draw him with a mask bc that’s literally the hardest thing for me to do, tbh. (Onsen Kakashi #2 is my fave. But Kakachibi turned out cute too omg???) 

tell-me-whats-that-light submitted this photo with the comment “I still don’t know how I got there with those shoes.”

It’s amazing the sorts of things you can do in heels when you put your mind to it, friend.  For example, tree climbing in the snow (voila!), running to public transport, skipping arm in arm with friends through the city in the middle of the night singing ‘We’re off to see the wizard’ at the top of your lungs, amateur dentistry, computer maintenance, eating your weight in dim sims, teleporting.

Our goth here seems surprised by her own abilities. I feel like I should tell her that she should believe in herself and be proud of her tree-climbing-in-heels successes.  Put it on your résumé under Skills and Achievements! Whisper it to strangers in book shops!  She’s a good height up her tree, she’s not smiling, she’s not in the sun, and she is very well dressed for her up-tree outing.  Bonus points for the wintery experience, excellent stockings and extra risk taken for climbing a snow-laden tree in heels. 

4.9 out of 5 - Tops

anonymous asked:

How do you feel when people say Jungkook looks feminine? I get slightly offended. Not sure if people say that because of the make up or facial structure, but at his natural state he doesn't look feminine to me.

personally, jungkook does look feminine to me in some photos bc his facial features, especially his big eyes, are really beautiful and he’s just a very pretty person. i don’t think it’s a bad thing to say that jungkook looks feminine. males can be feminine too and it doesn’t offend me unless they mean it in an insulting way eg. “omg who’s that girl on your lockscreen” which a lot of my irl friends/family have said to me before. 

anonymous asked:

Why do so many people seem to have a problem with Lammily? It seems like a good idea to me...

i’m just gonna copy and paste what i said already but:

Basically, Lammily’s creator has said some pretty iffy things about Barbie as a competitor, like sexualising and demonising Barbie for being thin and feminine, while offering Lammily as an “ideal woman” who is more appealing to him.

There’s also marketing issues like the Lammily Instagram reposting Lamily wearing fetish-y stuff or more mature photos, plus that awful Lammily’s Day Out video where there’s literally dolls dressed as underwear models twerking, all the while saying this product is for children.

Plus, Lammily comes off as super insulting and condescending to literally anyone who collects different dolls, since Lamm loves saying he basically created a doll with a realistic body that no one else EVER did before, but a LOT of alternative doll lines (usually spearheaded by black women) often offer bodies thicker and more realistic than Barbie’s but their lines never got the same recognition as Lamm.

And for me, personally, Lammily’s sheer focus on her having an “average” body really puts a lot of serious and mature subjects in front of children in ways I feel are more damaging than helpful, especially since Lammily is still presented as a white, cis, abled bodied doll that has no sculpted imperfections and perfect, light skin.

Like sure, Lammily makes children aware of being judged for their bodies, but it offers no real advice on how to maintain a healthy view of your self image especially if you look nothing like Lammily.

All in all, it just feels like a white guy coming into an industry that is built on women and people of colour’s efforts, offering a mediocre product with buzzwords and shallow depth, and him getting awarded for meeting the bare minimum, all the while doing a lot of harm to both his target audience and anyone remotely interested in the industry.

These days

I took last week off work to hike and do house projects (I did more of the former, which was the right thing to do, looking back). I took a lot of photos and I’m eager to share with you my adventures (I only hiked or trail ran new places I had never done before), but it feels too much like a project and so for right now, patience. 

I sit on a Board for solar work in the State and I had been feeling pretty uninspired lately (and also a little overwhelmed with being the only woman in a sea of older men and the subtle messages I sometimes have to deal with in that situation). Yesterday we had our first in-person board meeting in a while, and I left feeling surprisingly positive and inspired. My view from the meeting was 4 stories above the capital building, looking out at the shiny copper dome and what used to be the State Planning Office. It was a poignant moment. 

A girlfriend of mine is friends of friends with my exes current girlfriend. She told me that the ex tries to be unusually friendly to her and her husband now (he was not friendly to them when he was with me, she correctly pointed out), and when he approaches them she doesn’t acknowledge his presence. Thank god. Thank god someone is willing to take a stance on abuse. We are friends but we aren’t necessarily very close; I immediately felt deep respect for her. You shouldn’t get to abuse women behind closed doors and then go on being the “friendly” and “fun” person in the public eye. I don’t know how people can stay close friends with someone after they found out what he did. I am struggling with this with another friend. If it’s not ok for Trump to do these things, why is it ok for your friend to do it? Is it because it was behind closed doors and people assume there are two sides to every story? Is it because it doesn’t affect them directly? Is it because it’s easier to assume that somehow there were equal roles in “bringing out the worst in each other”? I am struggling with how to maintain an intimate friendship when their friendship with my ex is a trigger for me. It takes me right back to being afraid and overwhelmed and worried that people wouldn’t believe me because he is “friendly” and “fun”. Fuck abuse and how in some ways the manipulation and mind games never totally go away. I have such deep gratitude for my high school girlfriends who so clearly put their line in the sand on abuse and never second guessed me when I finally felt safe enough to share some of the truth (although admittedly, even writing this feels uncomfortable). 

I was at a party with my ex and my high school friends a few years ago. My friend told me, when my ex and I split up, that a friend of her husband came up to her at that party and said “he’s an abuser”, and pointed out my husband. She knew nothing at the time of what happened at home, and she stiffly denied it. When I finally broke down and told her the truth the following spring, she remembered that moment and shared it with me. I don’t know how he knew, maybe he was a social worker who had learned the body language of both parties and read the cues, but I’m grateful for that man too, that someone out there saw it so clearly when I was struggling to find my voice. 

I am grateful for the therapist I was seeing at the time who told me, despite the fact that maybe she shouldn’t have, that of all the couples she saw (she was mainly a couples therapist) and the terrible fights they were having before they came to her, or were still struggling with, and the range of troubles, no one else was on the level of my exes verbal abuse. That was such an important moment for me, when I finally realized that I could trust my instincts and I was right that something was terribly wrong with my ex and it wasn’t my fault; it wasn’t normal, even for couples who were deeply struggling, and it wasn’t ok. 

I guess I have just been in need of some serious truth telling, and this platform has always been a safe, positive space for that to happen.

The late summer/early autumn unseasonably warm air has come back for another long stretch so I am running most days and feeling happy and healthy. I have been working hard over the last year to figure out how diet and lifestyle can support a healthy mind and body, and I think I have been hugely successful, especially in the PMS department. It really comes down to avoiding sugar as much as possible (this is probably the most important thing), cutting way back on caffeine (almost as important, and tea if you can is much better than coffee in reducing moodiness and anxiety), regularly drinking a really nice, gentle mix of herbs, tons of water, good sleep, avoiding or limiting alcohol during PMS, and regular exercise. Cutting out empty carbs as much as possible and eating healthy fats and proteins goes hand-in-hand with that. Having awesome friends and a deep, supportive, accepting love also does wonders.

I’m mailing in my passport renewal application today! I’m so excited for January and going out of the country for the first time since late 2014!

Wishes of peace and joy for you as we enter the cooler seasons, the holidays, the shorter days, and the longer nights. 

Things I Want in a Friend/Things I Want My Friends to Do
  • take random pictures of me when I’m not paying attention. like those really good candid photos that I can post on instagram pls
  • steal my phone and post random shit on snapchat (idk I just like the idea of someone stealing my phone while Im doing something stupid and posting a vid on my story)
  • ALL THE HUGS PLEASE I LOVE HUGS
  • record cute or funny moments of us on our phones because I want to make those really white people edits with all my friends
  • actually text fucking often even the most random shit at like 3 am is okay I like never text my friends unless we’re making plans I want to talk to you (also RESPOND GODDAMMIT)
  • PLATONIC CUDDLES ALL THE WAY I LOVE CUDDLES WHERE ARE MY CUDDLES
  • hold my hand it makes me feel loved
  • roast each other constantly
  • but also be rlly rlly supportive of each other always
  • but also roast each other
  • “you look so hot rn and those heels goddamn but if I say any more your short little legs are going to snap under the pressure of your massive ego”
  • instagram photos of each other
  • actually TAKE SELFIES TOGETHER I HAVE LIKE NO PHOTOS OF ME AND MY FRIENDS
  • i just want more pics of my friends on my phone so i can post them and share them to the world becuz i luv them
  • just all that basic shit that seems really stupid I want that where is it

So I usually don’t do this but I felt really confident and I wanted to so like ummm recently I dyed all my hair purple. I’ve done color in it before but like never all of it and let me tell you it is one of the best feelings ever. I’ve never felt more confident in my life than when I dye my hair and especially right now with all of it dyed. So like I wanted to post the photos somewhere and I felt like why not do it here. Let you guys get a look at “the girl behind the blog”!

That’s all for now but like I hope you guys think it looks as good as I do. And just to clarify this isn’t a “Omg look at me and give me compliments” kind of thing it’s a “I think I look good and I’m feeling more confident then I ever have before” thing and why not share my confidence with the lovely fandom. Love you guys! 💜

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so @bropalboyfriends tagged me in the september moodboard thing compiled of photos you’ve taken throughout the month (thanks lovely! <3 )
(also i’ve learnt from this that i need to be more social, and i need to take way more photos)

i’m tagging @kiwi-pose @tmhboyfriends @rainbowsboa @louisyves @amazingly-pitiful-blogger @harryshandles and anyone else who wants to do it :-))))))) (sorry if you’ve already been tagged/have done it/don’t want to do it)

anonymous asked:

Hi , I’m having trouble keeping my photos sharp when I post them. Can you help me with this problem? How do you size and edit to keep it clear ? Tysm bia

Hi! I am having a weird issue with some of my pictures as well! It’s as if they don’t focus or look sharpened? I hope it’s not the same issue because it is really annoying!

I don’t really know how to fix it, but on the post I made about how I edit I show how I crop my pictures and my topaz settings and I think those two things really help to keep the images clear, so check that out see if it helps. I really hope it does! 😊💓

Sit down lads and listen to my tired fueled rant on why Steven Yeun is a pure man and loves Keith!

So, its been bugging me for a while (especially with the new season just being released) about the fact that almost all the voice actors promote the show and how much slack my boi Steven gets! We all know how much Jeremy Shada, Bex T-K, Josh Keaton, Hell, even AJ whos new to the team go full out and are full of thoughts and words to say about Voltron and their charterers, SO, I am here today, ignoring every piece of homework i have due four weeks ago to tell y’all why none of the slack he gets is deserved!

Way back when in may of this year, a local (ish) convention guested Steven Yeun as a guest, and even though I may be a Lance stan before a human being, I cried cuz I loved this boi since the walking dead. 

I had saved all my $$ just to get this boi’s autograph (on top of picking one up for my friends sister) and waited in his line for almost 2 hours just so i could be first.  And as I sat in line, i noticed that the growing amount of walking dead fans where starting to get extremely high (i don’t think a single person in that line even KNEW what Voltron even was!).

So, b/c i am smart and don’t want to make a rash choice, i sneak a pick at the photos he has lined up before hand to see if they had any rad Voltron for him to sign. and OF COURSE there is no Voltron or Keith anywhere on that table.  But Worry not fellow nerds!  I did the smart thing and printed off a picture of Keith at home!  But my printer is shitty and the quality wasn’t the best

So after almost two hours and him being 20 minutes late ( i could never hate, my boi was on his lunch break) the line starts movin.  So here i am, about to meet Steven FREAKING Yeun, dressed as Kim Possible (not relevant but anyways) and I have practiced over and over what im gonna say to this man.  

“Talk about the Walking Dead, you can do it, tell him you love the walking dead”

So i get up and pay for my autograph, and they let me have two photos and his manager, when he gets to me, tells him that he can only sign one.

NOw, before I got on, my boi looked tired.  Like HELLA TIRED.  idk what he be doing, but he was doing his best to fake a smile and get through another line.

And when i get up in front of him, I FROZE!  like, BItcH, What you DOIN?!?!?  anyways, i shake his hand and all i manage to say is 

“I loved you in Voltron!”

And the look on his face gave me ten years of my life back!  This boi (whose entire autograph photo selection is just walking dead and head shots) hears Voltron, and i saw a smile that was genuine rush over him.  And the MOMENT i notice this, I just go back to talking about Voltron with him

Anyways, he signs my friends photo (which was hella aesthetic) and he looks over at my two and i explain to him the deal 

“So, heres the thing: i only have enough money for one autograph and you are my favorite character in the walking dead (bitch was already dead at this point too) but I got really sad when there was no Keith photos. SO i printed this out at home and I want you to decide.”

he looks at the two photos and tells me

“heres what we’re gonna do.”

and he reaches for the Keith picture and he starts to sign it.  I’m already close to tears at this point, and he is just signing away.  And then he glances over at his manager and quickly signs the other one, pushing both towards me before she had time to react and pull the other one away.

ANd at this point i am IN TEARS.  Crying in the con, god bless this random lady who gave me a tissue or my makeup would have been a mess.  

My friend and I sit down and we look at the pictures and he FUCKING SIGNED THE KEITH PHOTO FROM KEITH!!!!  I might be a Lance stan, but jesus fuck do I love Steven Yeun and everything he is!!

And this boi loves Keith! all the stories I heard from others who met him said that when they mentioned Voltron he would become ten times more happy.  Steven is a gift and I want nothing but happiness for that man.

Oh, and also…

Stevn Yeun loves Keith, he cares for Voltron, and I will NOT tolerate hate towards him any longer!

I rest my case

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Stephen Wrabel  has made a strong and beautiful anthem about transgender lives 

“This song is the most important thing to me that I have ever done and probably will ever do. It’s the closest thing to my heart,” Wrabel tells Billboard. (Photo above)

“I came out as gay around 23 into a church in Los Angeles that told me I could and should change; that I was unnatural and wrong. I hope this reaches anyone in need of it and makes them feel like they’re not alone.”

The main role is played by trans actor August Aiden.

I love this song!

Here are the lyrics:

No, your mom don’t get it
And your dad don’t get it
Uncle John don’t get it
And you can’t tell grandma ‘cause her heart can’t take it
And she might not make it
They say, “don’t dare, don’t you even go there. Cutting off your long hair. You do as you’re told.”
Tell you, “wake up, go put on your makeup. This is just a phase you’re gonna outgrow.”

There’s something wrong in the village
In the village, oh
They stare in the village
In the village, oh
There’s nothing wrong with you
It’s true, it’s true
There’s something wrong with the village
With the village
There’s something wrong with the village

Feel the rumors follow you from Monday all the way to Friday dinner
You got one day of shelter, then it’s Sunday hell to pay, you young lost sinner
Well I’ve been there, sitting in that same chair
Whispering that same prayer half a million times
It’s a lie though
Buried in disciples
One page of the Bible isn’t worth a life

“Darkiplier VS Antisepticeye” is Mark’s Effort to Take Back Control From Dark: A Theory

(Disclaimer: I know nothing about any of Jack’s egos, so this is entirely about Mark’s. Disclaimer 2, Electric Boogaloo: I had my Frosted Mini Wheats like two hours late today, and that threw off my groove, so I’m sorry if I’m less eloquent than usual. Disclaimer III- This Time, It’s Personal: The only reason this isn’t under a read more is because someone told me to do that last time, but they weren’t very nice about it, so now I’m being petty. I’m sorry for being the worst. I still love you guys, though.)

In my last theory, we discussed the possibility that Dark is trying to take back control through more subtle means this time, and that he has a plan that we didn’t get to see during Markiplier TV. He’s been slowly giving hints of his existence in videos, teasing just enough to get people talking. He hasn’t revealed himself outright in any videos since Markiplier TV; he hasn’t denied being in them, either. 

Remember this interaction between @markiplier and @hufflepufftrax?

Mark quickly dispels rumors about Darkiplier when they’re not true. Why, then, would he not clear the air during the chaos of World’s Quietest Let’s Play 4, or any other video that has stirred up the community a great deal more than this photo ever did? The logical train of thought, then, is that these really were Dark appearances and we are supposed to know it. So, if Dark has been going about this so carefully all along, why would he reveal himself by sharing the spotlight in a comedy sketch? The short answer is that he wouldn’t. The reality is… say it with me now… it’s just Mark impersonating Dark!

Yeah, I know, no shock there. You’ve been hearing that since the video dropped. I talked about it when answering an ask, which I’m screenshotting and dropping below for your convenience, because I’m just a nice gal like that.

So now we have to ask, why would Mark do this? If Dark really is starting to take back control, this would be a dangerous time to pull a stunt like this, wouldn’t it? Well, it makes sense when you consider the fact that Mark has all but run out of options. 

Every time Dark is hinted at, the community goes wild. It doesn’t matter how subtle the hint may be- if the lights in the background of a video are red and blue, someone will point it out. Someone will draw him. Someone will get excited. And then, over time, everyone will get excited. 

Even if Mark tried to warn us, it only fueled the fire. Reaching out for help, trying to tell us that Dark is here– it is exactly what Dark wants. So Mark now has to try a different tactic. The only way that Dark can lose at this point is if he loses his allure to the viewers, and the only way to do that is to use his own method against him: Dark is pretending to be Mark, and now Mark is pretending to be Dark in order to discredit him. More specifically, he’s trying to get Dark out of the way, impersonate him, and make a fool out of him. That sounds… familiar, doesn’t it? Have we heard that somewhere before?

What if I change up the tense a little and word it a bit more like this?

“Pushed aside. Replaced. Mocked.”

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That rings a few more bells, doesn’t it?

When we put all of these things together, a picture starts to form: Mark kept Dark at bay for years by making him a joke, but then he made the mistake of letting down his guard. Letting him back in. Now, Mark is fighting back using the only method that he has ever known to work. Why wouldn’t it this time? Making silly edits, taking over Mark’s twitter with edgy, emo poetry… it was enough to dissuade the community last time. So what could make it fail now? How could humor no longer be sufficient to drive Dark away?

The key difference this time is that Dark is not simply a wisp of a presence like he was years ago. He can’t be laughed off anymore. He is here. He is real. He is powerful. He does not like to be mocked, and this action from Mark will most definitely have consequences.

And the blame for that, really, falls on all of us. As Mark said all those years ago, we made Dark real.  Back then, he had to resort to humor to keep Dark at bay, because none of us would listen to him when he warned us. Now, history’s repeating itself,  but the outcome isn’t so sure this time. We learned nothing in the process. Now Dark has become too strong, because we, the viewers, keep letting him back in. Mark tries to tell us that Dark is here and we are thrilled about it.

So, really, the question isn’t, “Why would Mark do this?”

The question is, 

Why didn’t we listen?

Main thing that I’m dying to hear are the lyrics she wrote because the concept of reputation and the way she put it out, with this photo with basically headlines behind her, and just the year that she’s had in spotlight even though she wasn’t touring, and the snake… She’s so creative that I’m just dying to hear what the music, the concept and visuals look like. She’s so smart that it’s gonna be amazing, I’m sure.
—  Karen Fairchild from Little Big Town about Taylor Swift’s newest single and album (August 25th 2017) (X)