Block B as shop assistants
  • Zico: recommends you 5 different items and talks about them for 10 minutes each. you didn’t ask. you just wanted to look around. you probably left the stove on at home and Zico kept you in this store for an hour.
  • Kyung: overly friendly, asks you twenty times if he can help you, you decline 25 times just in case.
  • P.O: owns the store
  • Yukwon: a good guy, helps you when you ask him, makes a few jokes, 10/10 very pleasant shopping experience. You wonder if you can tip people working in retail.
  • Minhyuk: You can’t tell why, but you’re pretty sure he judges you, somehow. He’s polite and reserved but you’d bet a million bucks that he’ll be talking shit about you.
  • Taeil: plays hide and seek with you in the store without you being aware of it. You wonder where that giggle comes from. It’s Taeil, hiding under that table in the clearance section.
  • Jaehyo: wants to help you and knocks over three product displays in the process. Apologizes a lot. When you pay, he drops all the change. He’s so pure, save him.

What I find stupid about this entire thing is that if Henry doesn’t realize by now that Killian loves them there’s really not much more Killian can do? Motherfucker died? Like a lot.

I don’t think him talking about his intentions with some goddamn scissors is going to convince a moody teen if a sword through the stomach didn’t.

And why the fuck isn’t Henry like “Oh I kinda wanted her to give up her magic cause I want her to LIVE and all, and I was JUST feeling badly about bringing her here as the Savior so this works out. Good looking out Hook.”

Also that Killian just has them in a footlocker in the goddamn shed. He’s a pirate. He has a ship. With a safe. And a Vest of Endless Space.

Lotta hoops. Lotta hoops.

don’t wanna make it look like it’s no big deal

in which alex and maggie’s first kiss happens outside the bar and tastes of beer and maggie cares too much to let that be how it goes

1.7k words / also on ao3
inspired by @agtalexdanvers‘s post thank you for letting me write this!

They don’t talk much that night. Sometimes successful missions just leave them feeling way more tired than in a celebratory mood, especially when Alex is so sore that her arm hurts a bit just reaching for her drink.

She glances across the table. Maggie is distracted peeling the label off her almost empty beer bottle. Not her first bottle, by the way. They may have gotten a little carried away, if only because each other’s company in a non-professional setting was still more enjoyable than just going home and getting ready to start everything again at work tomorrow.

Alex is allowing herself a moment to appreciate Maggie’s face when she looks up and their eyes meet. She’s not drunk enough to admit why she was staring, but she thinks she should probably tell Maggie someday that she’s really pretty. Like, all the time, and that Alex doesn’t think she could ever get enough of looking at her. Another time, though. Tonight, Alex just gives her a sheepish smile and takes a sip of her own beer.

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Weapons of Math Destruction: Cathy O'Neil adds up the damage of algorithms
The Harvard PhD and data scientist talks about her new book and ponders how people’s fear and trust of math is akin to worshipping God
By Mona Chalabi

“ … As well as questioning the two-party system in the US, she’s also looked at how mathematics has been used in the housing and banking sector to affect our lives via her blog mathbabe for more than a decade. So what’s her problem with good old American democracy in 2016? … “

“ … “Democracy is more than a two-party system. It’s an informed public and that’s what’s at risk,” she says. “The debates are where you would hope to find out real information, but they’re just talking about their dick size … The algorithms are making it harder and harder to get good information.” And algorithms, rule-based processes for solving mathematical problems, are being applied to more and more areas of our lives. … “

“ … This idea is at the heart of O’Neil’s thinking on why algorithms can be so harmful. In theory, mathematics is neutral – two plus two equals four regardless of what anyone wishes the answer was. But in practice, mathematical algorithms can be formulated and tweaked based on powerful interests. … “

“ … O’Neil saw those interests first hand when she was a quantitative analyst on Wall Street. Starting in 2007, O’Neil spent four years in finance, two of them working for a hedge fund. There she saw the use of weapons of math destruction, a term O’Neil uses to describe “algorithms that are important, secret and destructive”. The algorithms that ultimately caused the financial crisis meet all of those criteria – they affected large numbers of people, were entirely opaque and destroyed lives. … “

“ … “I left disgusted by finance because I thought of it as a rigged system and it was rigged for the insiders,” says O’Neil. “I was ashamed by that – as a mathematician I love math and I think math is a tool for good.” … “

Read more about how Algorithms mislead you and destroy your life!


anonymous asked:

i've been feeling so good lately, school has gone well, i'm not that nervous to speak in class, and i even answered some questions voluntarily and talked to people! i've been feeling good about my art, i've been drawing every day and developing my own style which i tbh like so far! i got medication for my depression, but i have just been feeling happy! idk i'm so happy rn and i wanted to share it with someone ! c:

Awww anon this is so wonderful to hear! I’m so glad things are looking up for you!

I made the mistake of looking through a blog that had said negative things on another CSer’s post about Killian. Why? No idea - morbid curiosity? Trying to understand/see another point of view? No matter the reason, it was a very, very bad idea.

There are some *really* angry people out there. I mean, who talks like that? How did they get so callous about other people and other opinions? Just how unhappy do you have to be to lose all empathy?

To all the people I follow: thank you for not being anything like that, and making tumblr a good place to be. Going back into my little bubble now. And I’m not coming out.

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"Remember when you thought you were in love with me?" | Calum Hood

AN: English is not my first language, and I apologize for any spelling/grammar/etc. mistake that I may have made.

 ”What about when I pushed you in the pool with all of your clothes on and you wouldn’t talk to me for three days? Or when I fell on my bike and you carried me all the way home? Or when you let me use my mother’s makeup on you?” It’s always like this at your sleepovers – basically just refreshing all your old memories from when you were younger. From when things weren’t so complicated and you weren’t in love with your best friend.

“I looked soooo good with red lipstick,” Calum laughs and you can’t help a smile either. You’re sure that his beautiful smile could light up the whole world and his laugh cure all sickness. And his eyes, oh god, his eyes, when you look into his chocolate brown eyes you feel yourself falling harder for the maori boy – if that’s even possible.

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greighish replied to your post “An Asexual Perspective on Yaoi”

Your words echo many of my own thoughts so clearly and have encouraged me to re-examine the thoughts that I’ve been trying not to think and revisit some of the conclusions that I came to long ago, but didn’t want to fully address. Thanx for sharing this.

I totally understand how tough it is to really look closely at your life and your orientation, and I wish I had some good advice. It’s something I don’t see a lot of asexuals talking about? Like the way people talk about discovering asexuality makes it seem like an entirely positive thing… and I’m sure for some people it is. For me though, it’s been devastating. 

It’s not that it was so great back when I thought that I was just a “defective” heterosexual. But at least when I thought I was heterosexual, I had some hope that things would change some day. Like one day I would meet “the one” and that person would wake up feelings in me I’d never had before. I figured it would just happen someday if I waited patiently. I wasn’t one of those girls who spent a lot of (or any) time imagining getting married or having a family one day. But it was something I thought I’d have someday and something I thought would be nice. 

As I’ve come to learn more about and accept that I might be an aromantic asexual, I’m starting to see that hope die. I know asexuality exists on a spectrum and there’s that gray area, but if my life so far tells me anything, I’m probably not on that middle ground. So if this is the way I am it’s very unlikely to change.

I know that life is hard to predict and that there are various options for living a fulfilling single life or even starting a family on your own. But I think what I’m dealing with now is the grief of losing the “normal” life I imagined I was going to have. To be honest, it’s sort of tainted everything that reminds me of it. Seeing photos on Facebook of friends and family getting married and having kids is painful. Hearing love songs, reading love stories, now just make me a little confused and bitter. 

I know things will get better, but in the meantime, it’s really difficult. I’m not proud at all to be asexual, because right now it’s just isolating and painful. I wish I knew other asexuals who have gone through something like this. And I wish maybe people talked about it at all. I wonder if it’s something that other people go through who realize they’re not heterosexual. 

cool things that i did in 2016:

  • saw aladdin on broadway
  • saw anastasia at the hartford stage and met some of the cast
  • saw fun home on broadway, met the entire cast and had my playbill signed by all of them, took a selfie with emily skeggs, met judy khun (my broadway/soprano idol)
  • got to see ham4ham  (laura osnes omfg I got to see her sing live)
  • played joy in cinderella for my summer musical
  • bought and learned how to read tarot cards
  • hit 1k followers on here (ily guys!! <3)
  • won the platinum award with the jazz choir at an adjudication (and placed 2nd overall)
  • won my high school’s jazz choir award
  • got wear my dream dress to prom (and my hair and makeup actually looked good!!)
  • graduated high school
  • learned how to play the piano (just the basics but enough to play some nice songs + I can read music so that helps)
  • bought and read a bunch of good books
  • got to hang out and talk with my grandma a lot
  • made a bunch of great friends on tumblr <3

I feel fine, you know. Really fine.

It’s been almost a year since I had a serious breakdown regarding depression. It also feels nice to talk about without worrying about what could possibly gonna happen next.

I’m not doing anything special; there’s no trick to this kind of thing, I’m just enjoying life in any way possible. I’ve been talking to my friends, I’ve been going out more (there’s this party coming up and I’m really looking forward to it!) and I’m still practicing my dancing.

To be honest since I got into Bangtan I started seeing things through another perspective. Since they’re younger than me I tried to see what drives them, so I dare to say most of my improvement I owe to them.

Of course it wasn’t just that. I really want to get better, start over. Everyone deserves a second chance, so why not me, right?

It feels good helping others and mostly, myself.

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Talk about something good that happened today!


I sit next to this pretty dank and woke band kid in english right? so i turn to him and i ask “so what does the trumpet section even do with their lives?” and he looks up from his paper and dead pans, “well we mostly just play the ‘nut shack’ theme in unison.” that had me laughing for a solid 3 minutes tbh.

i remember this one time my friend saw my lockscreen wallpaper of jaebum n he said “why do u like kpop idols anyway they’re just pure plastic surgery and makeup. without those two things they are actually really ugly” and i did my best not to say “idk why u are talking so much shit cause honestly i think u could really use some of that plastic surgery urself but hey ! it’s ur face !”

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I’m so glad I made you love that gross, old slut. That’s like one of the hardest ones to sell and look. Look how much Kizaru love I inspired. It does my heart good to know people like you exist *wipes away tear*


confession: i rarely follow people who don’t tag their stuff. even if their posts are great, i want tags, crazy tags, random tags, rant tags, long tags, short tags, spazz tags, any kind of tags to read so i can relate to their feelings or maybe notice something new about a gif or edit that they see but i didn’t. i want my dash to be alive with people and their train of thought instead of just pictures so mind you i do read all of your tags and i love you to bits for sharing them

Best of Hillary at the Al Smith dinner
  • I took a break from my rigorous nap schedule to be here. And as you’ve already heard, it’s a treat for all of you too, because usually, I charge a lot for speeches like this.”
  • “Getting through these three debates with Donald has to count as a miracle, so I guess I’m up against the highest, hardest, stained glass ceiling.”
  • “I just wanna put you all in a basket of adorables.”
  • “You look so good in your tuxes, or as I refer to them, ‘formal pantsuits.’”
  • “Donald, if at any time you don’t like what I’m saying, feel free to stand up and shout ‘WRONG’ while I’m talking.”
  • “It’s amazing I’m up here after Donald. I didn’t think he’d be okay with a peaceful transition of power.”
  • “Donald, after listening to your speech, I will also enjoy listening to Mike Pence deny that you ever gave it.”
  • “Remember, if you don’t like how it turned out, it must be rigged.”
  • “People look at the Statue of Liberty and see a proud symbol […] Donald looks at the Statue of Liberty and sees a 4, maybe a 5 if she loses the torch and tablet and changes her hair.”
  • “I understand I am not known for my sense of humor. That’s why it did take a village to write these jokes.”
  • I’m not boring at all. In fact, I’m the life of every party I attend, and I’ve been to three.”
  • “When the parties get out of hand, as occasionally they do, it’s important to have a responsible chaperone who can get everyone home safely, and that is why I picked Tim Kaine to be my vice president.”
  • “You notice there is no teleprompter here tonight, which is probably smart because maybe you saw Donald dismantle his prompter the other day. And I get that. They’re hard to keep up with, and I’m sure it’s even harder when you’re translating from the original Russian.”
  • “Donald wanted me drug-tested before last night’s debate, and look, I gotta tell you, I am so flattered that Donald thought I used some sort of performance enhancer. Now actually, I did. It’s called preparation.”
  • “I’ve had to listen to Donald for three full debates, and he says I don’t have any stamina. That is four and a half hours. I have now stood next to Donald longer than any of his campaign managers.”
  • “Whoever wins this election, the outcome will be historic. We will either have the first female president or the first president who started a Twitter war with Cher.
  • “If Donald does win, it’ll be awkward at the annual President’s Day photo, when all the former presidents gather at the White House. And not just with Bill – how is Barack gonna get past the Muslim ban?
  • Donald has issues. Serious issues. Really, really serious issues.”
  • “[Donald] actually sent me a car to bring me here tonight. Actually, it was a hearse.”
  • “Donald really is as healthy as a horse, you know, the one Vladimir Putin rides around on.”
  • “I will be the healthiest and youngest woman ever to serve as president.”
  • “I’ve tried to inspire young people […] and [Donald] is doing the same. A third-grade teacher told me that one of her students refused to turn in his homework because it was under audit.”
  • “Here’s another similarity. The Republican National Committee isn’t spending a dime to help either one of us.”
  • “Let’s embrace the spirit of the evening, let’s come together, remember what unites us, and just rip on Ted Cruz.”
  • “I hope you enjoyed my remarks tonight. I said ‘no’ to some jokes that I thought were over the line, but I suppose you can judge for yourself on Wikileaks in the next few days.”