they have a lot more in common than they thought

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I thought this city would be a perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be.

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“I thought this city would be a perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.”

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I thought this city would be a perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognise that change starts with you.

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I thought this city would be a perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.

Character Flaws

When developing your characters, they should have both positive and negative traits. To avoid being a Mary Sue (in the sense that your character is perfect and always does the right thing), your character needs to have flaws. These flaws are usually what prevents them from getting what they want, NOT necessarily the antagonist. The antagonist can stand in your character’s way, but most main characters usually have to contend with their flaws before they can overcome any adversity. Accepting and working with your flaws is usually a major part of character development.

I know a lot of people ask what to do to prevent your characters from being too perfect, so I thought this was a good post to help you determine what character flaws to include. You need something more than “he doesn’t like washing his hands” for it to even matter, so you need to get to the core of your character. Here are a few common character flaws that might work:

Shyness. Being too shy, and not in the cutesy I’m so awkward way, can be a major character flaw. Some people are naturally shy or introverted, but if being shy constantly prevents you from getting what you want, it could be an obstacle your main character has to deal with. We often see main characters getting stepped over because they can’t or won’t speak up. Remember, being shy isn’t necessarily a flaw, but it could be an obstacle.

Defensiveness. A character that doesn’t want to be wrong or has trouble taking criticism could also be a major obstacle. Defensiveness doesn’t allow for your main character to learn and grow, which is an interesting character flaw. Exploring this flaw and having your character discover that they don’t always need to be this way will create character growth.

Entitlement. If your character has a serious sense of entitlement, this is a character flaw. They might believe they deserve everything and get seriously disappointed when they don’t get it. This could also be combined with selfishness or self-centeredness, which could create an interesting in-depth character flaw. Your character would need to understand that they don’t always get or deserve everything they want or need.

Dishonesty. Making your main character dishonest or unreliable is a great character flaw to explore. A dishonest character will not be trusted over time and they will have to learn that lying has caused distance between them and other characters. Gaining trust and learning not to deceive will be an obstacle.

Self-Deprecation.  Main characters disliking themselves so much that they have trouble believing in themselves is a major character flaw. Your character needs to believe in themself and turn that into something positive if they want to succeed.

Here are a few more resources that might help you:

Character Flaw Index

Character Flaw Generator

-Kris Noel

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Infinite List of Movies: [9/?] Zootopia (2016)
↳ “I thought this city would be a perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.”

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When I was a kid, I thought Zootopia was this perfect place, where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, real life is a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy.  We all have limitations, we all make mistakes, which means - hey, glass half full! - we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what type of animal you are; from the biggest elephant, to our first fox, I implore you - try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you. It starts with me. It starts with all of us.

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I thought this city would be a perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.

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I thought this city would be a perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.

Your heart and the weather have a lot in common. They are both difficult to predict, and cannot be controlled by anyone.
—  Storms are Controlled by No One, and You are So Much More than a Storm | Nikita Gill
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I thought Zootopia was this perfect place. Where everyone got along, and anyone could be anything. Turns out, real life is a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another. The more exceptional each of us will be.

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When I was a kid, I thought Zootopia was this perfect place, where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, real life is a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations, we all make mistakes, which means - hey, glass half full! - we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what type of animal you are; from the biggest elephant, to our first fox, I implore you - try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you. It starts with me. It starts with all of us.

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I thought this city would be a perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.

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When I was a kid, I thought Zootopia was this perfect place, where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, real life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means—hey, glass half-full—we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what type of animal you are—from the biggest elephant to our first fox—I implore you, try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you. It starts with me. It starts with all of us.

(happy birthday @grumpybilbo ♥)

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I thought this city would be a perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.

One thing I don’t think a lot of people outside the LGBTQ+ community realize is that none of them can possibly question my identities more than I have.

Like, buddy.  I live in a world where society is constantly trying to say that I’m abnormal and/or don’t exist, and it’s rubbed in my face e v e r y w h e r e  I look.

You don’t think I’ve doubted myself before?  You don’t think I’ve thought:  

“Hey me.  I sure am going through a lot of unnecessary trouble.  Maybe I should reevaluate and make sure that I’m not actually the ‘norm.’”?

I’ve learned that isn’t how it really works.  So, I’ve come to terms with what I am.  I still have doubts sometimes, and that’s okay.  But when I come out to others and their first instinct is to try to prove that my identities are false…

I’ve had this conversation many times with myself, I don’t need to have it with them, too.  I’ve already reached a conclusion.  Deal with it.

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get to know me [1/5] animated movies: Zootopia
I thought this city would be a perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.

nightsilver identity porn au

(mostly cause idk what else to call it?? city hero au maybe??)

Mutants are not common at all, but are still known, and grudgingly accept 

Kurt finally moves into his own apartment after staying with Xavier’s school for a time, equipped with some money, furniture,  and a nifty little watch that hides his true blue self behind a human, normal hologram and even a job lined up at a nearby cafe, so he doesn’t have to live off of Xavier forever.

Everything seems to go well. Even if cafe work is a lot more stressful than Kurt originally thought, and his neighbor seems to have a habit of singing really loudly, especially in the shower.  Kurt can live with that, however,cause the songs aren’t too bad, and his job makes him feel more like a person, no longer a different outcast.

It all changes though, after a late night shift at the cafe, with Kurt walking home when he hears a scream. For some reason he runs to the source to find someone being mugged, and Kurt just couldn’t stand there.

So he poofs right next to the mugger, punches him as hard as possible, making them hit the wall and luckily knocked out. And as Kurt teleports away from the the victim, who is thanking him and already calling the police, he realizes, he could use his powers to help people, to save them.

Thus, Kurt’s nighttime hobby is born. It’s one of the only times he takes off his hologram watch, cause heroes need a secret identity, and whats better than being his hidden furry blue self?

The news and papers start calling him “Nightcrawler”, and he slowly becomes the city’s night savior (terror, as some groups also call him)

Or, at least, he’s one of them.

Now there’s a new comer on the scene, someone that moves faster than a blink, being dubbed “Quicksilver”, and becomes known for his smart mouth and quick wit.

but the man always seems to have time to stop and flirt with Nightcrawler, seemingly popping up near him almost every night to lend a helping hand (not that Nightcrawler needs it, thanks)

And Kurt’s daytime life gets a little more shaken when he finally meets his neighbor, a one Peter Maximoff, and he turns out to be really cute and a dork, and really fun to hang out with? and they become quick friends.

But of course, Peter says he has his heart set for a certain someone, and Kurt can’t help but be disappointed.

Nightcrawler doesn’t notice that Quicksilver seems just as disappointed when Nightcrawler informs him that he’s interested in a certain someone else

“When I was a kid, I thought Zootopia was this perfect place, where everyone got along, and anyone could be anything. Turns out, real life is a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life… is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full - we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what type of animal you are; from the biggest elephant, to our first fox, I implore you — try. Try to make the world a better place.”

I know everyone and their grandma drew Zootopia fanart, but I arrived to the party late and just wanted to do a quick tribute to this beautifully inspiring movie.