things that no longer last

Saeyoung and MC visited her parents’ house to find her mom’s scrapbook filled with her baby photos and all that cute embarrassing stuff. 

Saeyoung demanded (with the help of her mom, of course) that mc need to tell every story lies behind each of them ❤

It keeps bothering me that they decided to show that galra shield in Sendak’s ship to the audience through Keith, when they could very well have used Shiro or Allura, people we know has a past with the Galra empire, or even Sendak himself.

Okay, that sounded confusing, so let me try to elaborate. English is not my first language, so it will be a bit hard.

On the first episode, after Shiro and Pidge casually ditched Keith to his own luck on finding Red, we see him running around until he find himself in a… A…

He has two paths to go and doesn’t know which one to take.

You know, this

Now, the composition on this scene is interesting. You have the galra symbol hovering above Keith, who is right in the middle. It’s almost like it is pointing at him. 

Scratch that, the whole scene seems to be pointing at Keith in this one. No matter where you look, the lines take you back to our favorite Red Paladin. 

And then, this happens.

His whole body language changes when he sees it. He straightens his back, his arm falls to his side and I do wish I had HQ screencaps of this moment, but I don’t, so bear with my rushed kisscartoon misery.

And then he actually stares at it.

He stares at it for sometime, and only stops when he hears the galra soldier coming. His whole expression is… I don’t know how to put it. fucking language barriers, dude. If I were to name it anything, it’s almost of somewhat familiarity. 

As if he’s seen it before.

And then we see his expression changes yet again as he hears the soldier approaching and remembers why he’s there.

And not once the galra symbol leaves the screen in this brief moment. It’s always there, pointing at Keith, above Keith, on Keith’s visor…

Now, after three years hearing my teachers saying over and over again that nothing in animation is there just because, that everything was throughout planned to be there and be the way it is, I can’t help but wonder what were dreamworks and studio mir’s intentions with this one.

I mean, there’s the obvious one: to show the viewers one of the shields of the Galra Empire. To know that, whenever this symbol and others similar to this appear, it means that it’s related to the Galra in one way or another.

The thing is… Why do it through Keith, out of all the characters?

They could have done it earlier with Shiro’s flashback, as he remembered that he was in that ship before, at one point of his time as a slave from the galra empire. 

They could have done it with Sendak, since, you know, it’s his fucking ship.

They could have done it even with Allura, when Sendak first contacted the castle, and she could have recognized the symbol from the time Altea was being attacked.

But they made the deliberate choice to do it through Keith’s eyes.

They sat down in a room, discussed over this scene, made the storyboard, and decided that showing a Galra symbol through Keith, going even as far as keeping the reflection on his helmet’s visor when there were very few other times they used reflection to show anything in this show.

And here’s my guess on their not-so-obvious reason on to why they made this choice:

They want us to associate the galra with Keith, even if in the back of our minds.

The last time I saw a show giving this sort of hint was in the really fucking good anime Erased. In the op, for a very brief moment, you see the reflection of the killer in the shattered glass.

It’s not a really obvious reflection, for you still have a hard time associating the face with any named characters before the great and majestically composed reveal. And it lasts not even a second, so, unless you’re an obsessed theorist who lives in a shack in the desert and went through the op frame by frame, you barely notice it.

But is enough for you to make out a black suit, and now it’s imprinted in your mind that you cannot trust the man in the black suit.

SPOILER: And, as it turned out, the only character who used a black suit in a regular basis was the killer.

And just like in Erased they wanted you to associate black suit with the antagonist through the reflection, I feel like Voltron is trying to do something similar in here with Keith.

They aren’t straight out telling us, but they aren’t exactly keeping it from us. At a first glance, it’s just another in between scene before Keith gets to his lion.

But when you put it together with all the other slightly more obvious pieces of evidence…

… I dare to say it’s a quite brilliant hint.

TL;DR: Either Keith is a galra and they want us to associate one of the galra symbols directly to him as a hint, or I’m going completely crazy here.

listening to men talk about sex is so confusing.  why do you care so much about how long you last?  why do you think about un-arousing things in order to last longer??  is it to brag to your friends?  is it because you think it makes sex more enjoyable for women?  i don’t know a single woman that would prefer “my partner thinks about dying kittens in order to last forty minutes” over “my partner is emotionally present, paying attention to me, and we both enjoy five minutes of sex”.  you don’t need to saw away for half an hour so she can experience the Wonders of Vaginal Chafing

Grantaire heard on a life hack website that putting your paint in the fridge makes it last longer

Thing is he likes mixing his own colors and sometimes makes big bottles of the specific shades he needs because he knows he’ll definitely use them later with future projects

So it’s no surprise to anyone when he ends up in the hospital when he accidentally put paint on his hot dog instead of ketchup because he thought using an empty bulk sized Heinz bottle was a good place to store his “Burnt Rose Sunrise” paint mix

I like the stars. It’s the illusion of permanence, I think. I mean, they’re always flaring up and caving in and going out. But from here, I can pretend… I can pretend that things last. I can pretend that lives last longer than moments. Gods come, and gods go. Mortals flicker and flash and fade. Worlds don’t last; and stars and galaxies are transient, fleeting things that twinkle like fireflies and vanish into cold and dust. But I can pretend…

go places au


yoongi is a professional photographer. he meets jungkook because the kid accidentally apprehends the guy trying to get away with yoongi’s camera. by which we mean jungkook is coming out of a convenience store with his arms chockfull of instant ramen buckets and happens to open the door right into the face of the failed thief. in slow motion yoongi sees this: ramen packs going absolutely everywhere, his camera flying out of the thief’s hands, jungkook flying after said camera and leaping higher than ordinary people should be able to…catching it. gently. he has enough awareness to clothesline the thief when he tries to scramble up and get away, which is apparently enough time for jungkook to walk over, toeing ramen carnage out of the way as he offers the camera back with both hands.

cue yoongi offering to thank him with dinner or something and jungkook asking to see yoongi’s work and yoongi asking what jungkook is up to jungkook explaining he would love to pursue photography but his parents don’t think it’s stable enough and yoongi agreeing but then telling jungkook that’s no reason to not pursue it because hey look at him. and then jungkook Looks at him. you know, the Look you give someone when they’ve given you advice that should be obvious but is so obvious you never thought of it or never heard it and it’s everything. 


so jungkook starts taking pictures. mostly of yoongi since he somehow slips more fully into his life because this is a story where for once the people you want to see win, win. and winning doesn’t even mean someone else has to lose in this case: it just means you recognize what you have.

you hold on.


scans @ xiutama

  • HAMILTON: Aaron, I want to do things the Burr way.
  • BURR: Wonderful. First rule: no conversation lasts longer than 100 total words. You have used 9. I have used 20. Continue.

Valentine’s tomorrow for me so some quick tythan valentines HCs

-Tyler’s the kind of guy who buys those giant bear plushes for Ethan 

-Most of the gifts they give each other don’t concern food or chocolate because of Ethan’s allergies but sometime’s its nicer that way because the things last longer?

-Ethan loves making his own Valentines Day cards and he’ll have glitter all over him, he also always adds in those comic sans card things (you know what im talking about) but at the end he always writes a really sweet paragraph about how thankful he is for Tyler and how much he means to him

-Tyler buys his blueberry flowers because traditions right and he does all this research on what the flowers actually mean so that it can send the sweetest message

-Tyler does one of his twitter things to talk about how much he loves Ethan and there’s inspirational stuff everywhere and it’s so cute

-They actually go to a formal restaurant for dinner (candles and all that fancy shit) and they get all dressed up for each other and technically Ethan’s not allowed to drink alcohol yet but shh it’s okay he has that adult supervision

-Ethan forces Tyler to watch sappy romance movies with him

-tythan and amyplier having sort of a day-long contest to see who can be the cutest couple

anonymous asked:

How can I be happier? What can I do?

There is nothing the “I” can do to make you happier. It is in the subsidence of the “I” that happiness is known as your very existence. 

Examples of this would be alcohol, deep sleep, and watching TV. These things make us forget ourselves and as such we feel some measure of peace and happiness. However, they are all temporary things. Lasting happiness is not found through such things. 

Meditation and mindfulness, on the other hand, offer a longer lasting freedom from the “I”. Through meditation, the “I” is not suppressed the same way it is through those other activities. Instead, the “I” is slowly dissolved. 

To the extent that the “I” dissolves and becomes transparent to the light of consciousness, you experience a proportionate sense of peace and happiness. It has no reason or cause behind it, you just start feeling quite wonderful. 

We don’t realize the countless ways the “I” rules our lives and spoils moment after moment with its incessant commentary and perspective. 

The book The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle is a crash course in overthrowing the tyranny of the “I” and discovering this otherworldly happiness for yourself. It will give you concrete teachings on how this has happened to you and how you can untangle yourself from it. 

And, as always, meditate daily. 

From there, you can allow your own intuition and inspiration to guide you.

Namaste!  

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This is what a fangirl looks like.

Impractical Jokers Meet and Greet was so much fun. The guys loved my dress, each calling the others over to look at it, taking photos of it and my posters on their phones. Everything was so ridiculously rushed that I didn’t manage to get a photo with Joe, although he did talk to us and sign my poster and told me I won “Best Dressed” for the night (then told everyone else to just go home). Murr pointed me over to Sal and said “Have you seen her dress?” and Sal did that thing where his eyes go huge and he doesn’t say anything, then silently took out his phone to snap a photo. The face he drew on my poster cracks me up every time (also his face in that professional photo).

God, the guys are just so amazingly friendly and down to earth and just such great fun to hang out with. I just wish things lasted a bit longer.

Much recommend if anyone gets the chance.

When you feel like you can’t last a second longer with things the way they are, that’s the time to be bold.
When you feel that you must do something, anything, anything but this, that’s the time to be bold.
When you feel the pull from every last little piece of the universe to be something else, something new, that’s the time to be bold.
Be bold, be daring, be what you want to be. It is time.

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Asher running towards me like this is probably the best feeling in the world.

Oh, goodness, and today is our anniversary! 💖