wow, the Women's Marches had a historic turnout today! A perfect and powerful example of a peaceful demonstration, both pushing for gender equality, and celebrating how far we've come! Not even Facebook can ruin this!
at least your mom knows baudelaire like how cool is that! i wish my mother could talk to me like this but how could i even have expected less of your ancestry tbh.
ok story time: when she was young my mom was a really fine painter. like really really fine. she’d even been asked to do several exhibits in milan. she was really good at it. she never said yes bc she worked at her local bank and she would had to ask for free days she wasn’t allowed to take and had to pay the museum’s fees. she never exhibited. she still works at her bank doing a job she’d never really liked but that allowed her to pay the bills and have a nice life. she doesn’t paint anymore. she says she never really has the time to (in my opinion she quit believing in her art and dismissed it as something unimportant). the only proof she once was really passionate about canvas are all the paintings on my home’s walls - all hers. when i started to show the first symptoms of the same malady as a child (i would run to her saying i was a writer and i wanted to write for a living), she was happy but dismissed it as something with almost the same importance of a hobby, her girl writing a nice poem or a fine story, cute but cute only. this has always pained me really much, i wanted a proper reaction, an important, honest, deep one, and all i was getting was a smile and a “nice!” of a mom who’s seeing her toddler’s drawing of a dog that looks like a cow. i’ve blamed her for this for years and years, thinking she wasn’t deep enough to understand how much writing and art really meant to me, thinking she wasn’t interested in who i was. last year, showing this blog to her, she probably understood i wasn’t joking and she started to show more interest in my art and my way of being. and yet, she still hopes in the end something would happen and i’ll decide to be a super rich doctor, even if she realises herself i’d sooner become a striped flamingo, even if she had come to realise i’m not joking about this, that this is religion to me. and yet, she still thinks my obsession with art to be beautiful but not “a real thing to do in life”. she calls me baudelaire with a worried smile because of that.
i told you this story because i think it makes a really good point about nowadays way of living. my mom gave up her passion, and yet she still thinks it was the right thing to do. she admires seeing that same passion in me, she is proud of seeing me refusing to give up, she herself loves my dreams, but she thinks it childish.
the moral is the following, guys. there are two kinds of artists in this world, artists who do not believe in the worth and recognition of art in nowadays existence in general and in theirs in particular, fooling themselves not considering themselves artists (and yet still being so) - and the ones who knows art is worth anything, always and nowadays still and who’d sooner get rid of a lung than their own crave of creating, no matter what.
KAM KAM HAVE YOU SEEN THE TRANSLATION OF THE PART WHERE YOONGI WAS WHINJBG? IT SAID SOEMTHING. LIKE "HE'S CRYING BECAUSE HE FINDS HIM CUTE" OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT IM SHAKING KAM DOEPAMLEB
OHMYLORD I SEARCHED ALL DAY TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT BUT I FINALLY FOUND IT !!
AND WTF FAM? “HERE COMES HIS BIGGEST FAN WHO THINKS HE IS CUTE” LIKE ARE THEY ALL AWARE THAT YOONGI AND JIMIN ARE HEAD OVER HEALS FOR E/O? DID YOONGI TELL THEM TO PUT THIS AS A CAPTION? DID HE TELL THEM BEFORE BEING RECORDED, WHEN HE SAW JIMIN, SOMETHING LIKE “WOW JIMIN LOOKS SO CUTE IN THIS OUTFIT I NEED TO SEE HIM”?
gaining approval in da2: careful consideration of each dialogue response, micromanaging you party because some characters literally can’t be taken out together without losing approval, the eternal struggle of Getting Carver To Love You Back
gaining approval in dai: i stood on a hill and watched a bear fighting darkspawn on the storm coast and blackwall slightly approved three times
*some* people in the fandom:
ugh, Yuri on Ice was actually terrible. They didn't explicitly state they were together enough, and the times they did, it could be brushed off as a joke. Not Good representation. They can still hold onto deniability.
every media/person who recommends Yuri on Ice:
You should watch out this ice skating anime! It's a entertaining show, with beautiful animation, and there is a canonical gay couple which are adorable together! ^^
but in light of all the nastiness against those “making it about Larry,” I would like to respectfully point out that when a long time partner’s parent dies, you are intimately, intricately involved. you are their support system. you are their sounding board. you are the person who holds them when they cry. you are the person who tries to take care of everything so that your partner can spend time grieving with their family. and if you knew your partner’s parent well, you are also grieving for them too.
commenting about Harry looking sad, isn’t making this about Larry. it’s acknowledging that hey, it’s probably pretty shitty for Harry too. he’s devastated for Jay’s loss, and for Louis’ loss, and is doing everything he can to be a support to the family and to his partner. that isn’t “making it about Larry” that is acknowledging the emotional burden that a partner willingly takes on when something horrible like this happens.