things that excite us

One of the things that most excites us about Arrow is that we go where the story takes us. Last year, the story took us to the tragic death of Laurel Lance. This year, our midseason finale reintroduced us to Laurel’s doppelgänger, Black Siren. We were so taken by Katie’s fearless interpretation of this character that we knew her story was not yet finished. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Katie back to Arrow as Black Siren, though as her appearances on Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow this season show, she never really left the family.
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Marc Guggenheim | Deadline.com [03/27/2017]

Originally posted by arrowsource

These girls dressed in Hidden Figures costumes make us really excited for the incredible things Black girls will continue to accomplish

Ambrielle Baker-Rogers, Miah Bell-Olson, and Morgan Coleman are just elementary schoolers, but they’re already inspirational at a professional level. The three students dressed up for a project commemorating Black History Month. (Read More)

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I made some doodles of a Pearlmethyst gemling AU thing I had in my mind, and somehow I ended up cleaning them and coloring them because I’ve lost the control of my life. 

(The gemlings don’t have visible gems yet because headcanons)

Look at what Ally posted on snapchat today!

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To whom it may concern, 

In the nearly 10 years that I have known Luke Danes, I have come to know him as an honest and decent man. He’s also one of the most kind and caring persons I have ever met. I’m a single mother, and I raised my daughter by myself, but once Luke Danes became my friend in this town, I never really felt alone. Luke and I have had our ups and downs over the years, but through it all, his relationship with my daughter, Rory, has never changed. He’s always been there for her no matter what. He was there to celebrate her birthdays. He was there cheering her on at her high school graduation. Luke has been a sort of father figure in my daughter’s life. With his own daughter, Luke wasn’t given the opportunity to be there for her first 12 years, but he should be given that opportunity now. Once Luke Danes is in your life, he is in your life forever. I know from personal experience what an amazing gift that is, and not to allow him access to his daughter would be to seriously deprive her of all this man has to offer, and he offers so much. Thank you for your time. 

Sincerely, Lorelai Gilmore

cloud’s p.o/mailbox is now open !!!! ~

i am so very happy to announce that you can now send me and cloud things to a safe mailbox!! (rules and stuff below)

and yes we will reply to EVERYONE because we want this to be an exchange of gifts between people who support us and we are excited to send things out!!

things you can send: 

well, anything within reason, but here are some suggestions: 

  • doggy treats - cloud favourites are bones she can chew etc, but she enjoys anything that is dog friendly!!!! (please make sure you buy them in like a sealed packet, so they can get to us safely and make sure they are 100% safe for cloud, or i probably can’t give them to her)
  • doggy toys - now cloud is quite, uh, destructive, so she likes harder toys that don’t break easy, like kong toys or balls, but anything would be welcomed, just… can’t guarantee how long it’ll survive lmao
  • art / creations - a few people have said they would love to send something but would rather make it and that is so so so fine!! we would welcome art and creations and love them so much, so if you would like to draw cloud that would be amazing, or if you want to write us a letter or make anything else that is welcomed very greatly too!
  • other - a few people have offered to send me (carlyle) some gifts too, like candy from your country, and other stuff etc, and that is very fine and i’m honestly so honoured you’d want to aaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!! pls don’t worry if you can’t/don’t want to though, like at all, i don’t mind.

you can send things physically or from online, just enter the address i provide and it will be aokay !

replies etc:

what we will reply with:

i really wanted to get cloud involved in the reply as much as possible, so i was thinking we would reply with a personal picture of cloud (taken on a polaroid sort of thing, so each photo is original) and on the back, cloud’s paw print and a little thank you message from me!

what to include to get a reply:

whether you’re sending online or physically; we need a safe return address so we can send things back out to you!! if you don’t want a reply that is totally fine, but if you do and i haven’t got your address/somewhere to send it back to, it would be impossible to reply, and i really really want to send something out to everyone who wants it

adding a note inside with the return address on would be great, or add to the extra comments/notes whatever section if you’re sending from online - also would be great if you could include your name (just first/preferred name) preferred pronouns just incase, and tumblr url so i can make the reply more personalised!

EDIT: would be really helpful for me if you could send a post stamp as well!! it is not Super Required but, yeah, would be helpful thanks

other things:

  • you can send things to us wherever you are in the world, and we will reply back always - we don’t mind sending replies overseas
  • it’s fine if you can’t or don’t want to send anything this is just for fun <3
  • it is open for a few months and i will post plenty of warnings and stuff if and when it is closing, so it’s ok, i won’t let you send anything to nowhere
  • if you have any questions at all, please do message me and i will answer!

ADDRESS TO SEND STUFF TO:

Carlyle & Cloud
Suite 360
38 Sunbridge Road
Bradford
BD1 2DZ
England, United Kingdom 

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Long time no post! 

I just finished my midterm exams and I honestly feel so drained out. How has everyone been doing?? My birthday is coming up so soon so I treated myself with a new book (which I am very excited about) PLUS I received @unknown-notes ‘s package which contains cute stationery items including Muji and Kikki.k!!! I’m so excited to use the things that Cindy sent me ahhh. OH and here’s a sneak peek of my next bujo spread color theme ;) 

taken from my instagram : medstudie

anonymous asked:

A few days ago an absolutely gorgeous girl sat across from me at dinner and said "Hi" in a really cute accent and I died. I couldn't even speak or eat or think straight… she just took my breath away. Today she sat with me at brunch and we actually had a conversation and we agreed to eat dinner together again later and I'm so excited she's so cute and I hope we can be girlfriends one day

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“He was my favorite character growing up, so the opportunity to bring Spider-Man to the screen is a dream come true. It’s something that I spent a lot of time thinking about as a kid. We had thought back to the things that excited us about him as a character when we were younger, and one of the most important components of that was that he’s a high schooler burdened with incredible powers and responsibility. That really differentiates him from every other character in the Marvel universe as opposed to other superheroes. For us, it was extremely important that we cast somebody very close to the age of a high school student. The previous films had adults playing a high schooler. We wanted more of an authenticity to the casting. We were very specific about that. We wanted an energy and charisma from the character, an energy, but also an insecurity that would make him fun to watch in contrast to the confident superheroes.” - Joe Russo talks about Spider-Man

291 ➔ 261 ➔ 231 

Because sometimes I forget where I started and where I’ve been, and even forget where I’m at with this whole journey. I was looking back through some of my old posts on this blog, trying to remind myself that I can do this.

Losing weight has not been easy for me, and it hasn’t been linear- or perfect but I used to be so motivated about the whole process. I’m not sure where I lost it. I don’t know when it started to fade away but I do know that I want to bring it back. I want to get back to it. Feeling like i’m stalling out, that I’ve been stalling out this whole year has not been a great feeling. Life get’s life-y and it’s hard to try and focus on myself when I have 75million other things happening around me and requiring my attention. 

But I’ve come so far, and I feel like I’ve improved so much. There’s still work to be done though. I want to keep going. I want to keep getting better. And I’m going to do just that. 

I need to blog more. I need to do weekly weigh ins again and do better meal preps. I need to find time to workout in between school and my two-jobs. It’s not going to be easy but it’ll be worth it. 
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frender is great!! frender is great!!

(pls… do not tag fry as kin/me)

I hear a lot of people complaining about the hype around YOI having a canon gay couple…. saying things like remember No.6 and NGE.
Those anime were great and they haven’t been forgotten, but it has been years since then. No.6 was 2011, the latest NGE film was 2012, thats 4 years! Its almost as if everytime we get a canon gay character or trans character its a new and exciting thing for us. Almost as if we need to remind the world we exist…

I remember Haruchika had a gay character but still many people denied it, and even that feels forgotten about.


Not many people know about wandering son, an amazing anime/manga with a trans girl who is in a gay relationship with another girl (manga)
I know there are many others too.


But with YOI its a sports anime, an anime where you don’t really expect to see any romance develop anyway, let alone a gay couple. Its an anime that has built up a huge fandom and lived up to its expectations, and delivered an amazing and beautiful story with a healthy relationship built on trust and mutual respect.
So yes, we are going to be excited about. Yes it feels completely new when you have to wait years between anime to actually see a healthy lgbt relationship.
No.6 will always be one of my favourites but YOI being popular is a good thing, it will encourage anime to actually start developing those relationships between characters instead of queer baiting.

Also please stop trying to label it as BL or yaoi, do you label every film or anime with a straight couple a romance or hentai? No, BL and yaoi tend to be aimed at girls and whilst there are some good ones, many do not depict healthy relationships between two men.

Embrace what YOI is doing for the lgbt community, its a step forward, especially when some parts of the world seem to be going backwards on their views of us. For a country like Japan, where being gay is sometimes seen as a joke or a fetish, canon lgbt characters are a small step in changing those attitudes.

If we want to see more of this then we need to support YOI, anime does not make a lot of money. In many ways MAPPA risks losing some of its audience by showing a gay couple due to homophobia, but they’ve done it despite that risk and I have the utmost respect for them. Especially with how tastefully they have done it. Please support YOI in any way you can.

Sorry that got kinda long…

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It always blows my mind that [fans have] stuck with the show for that long, and they support all of us in [our other pursuits]. Like, I do music as well, and people followed me from the show, and bought my album. I feel like, although Pretty Little Liars has been, will probably be, one of the most important things in my life, I think it’s just the stepping stone to so many more exciting things for all of us.

Waterfall (Piano + Cello)
Blossom the Cellist
Waterfall (Piano + Cello)

Waterfall: Now with piano and cello!!! This song is so relaxing tbh…and i thought it would sound nice with those two instruments and also im a cellist so yeah!!! Hope you enjoy!!!