this drama lacks a lot of things

I’m going to stay out of any further arguments about Netflix’s The Get Down promotion or lack of because, like I said, I don’t know shit about teen dramas and marketing thereof.

From my perspective as an older Netflix subscriber, I did see the Get Down pushed a lot, especially when part II came out. But TGD didn’t get the word of mouth that 13 Reasons Why did. I had people coming up to me, teenagers and non teenagers, white and PoC, talking about 13 Reasons why even though it’s the kind of show I’d never watch in a million years. I think maybe the suicide controversy and “there is no such thing as bad press” might have been a factor. 

signs as people I know (check moon and sun signs)

aries: passionate about finding new ways to show love and create love with others, willing to put themselves down so others feel better, warm hugs, prefers music without words because they understand the message better without words telling them, will drive you to IHOP at midnight because you forgot to eat dinner, they care about literally fucking everyone, easily accept that change is unavoidable, their exuberant energy can seem very intimidating.

taurus: art is abundant in their ‘safe’ place, trying their best tbh, will put aside time that they need in order to help someone else, dislikes close minded people, sleeping prolly, has music too loud but they will tell you it’s not loud enough, thinks a shit ton about wether or not people like them but will never tell you that, actually very confident people, don’t really care about what people think of them but also cares a shit ton about what people think of them, so fucking loyal and expect nothing in return, can complain a lot actually.

gemini: can make anyone easily laugh, knows what’s in and what’s out, veryyyy generous people, pretty smiles, has good music taste because they listen to all types of music, relatable, seems very unattached to reality at times, doesn’t give up something/someone if they really love them, will cook for you willingly, they are ‘too cool’ for drama but typically start drama, will spend their whole night talking to you about future goals they have and the most random shit.

cancer: hold a very warm and gentle soul, can push people away because they tend to be very possessive but that is how they show love, they need a two year break, tries really hard to be relatable, let’s people walk over them without realizing, they love to pamper themselves to show love to themselves, you feel safe in their home, trusts people really easily, can get very broken and in a bad place if you betray them so please don’t honestly, when they’re angry it can show physically (red face, angry tears, etc).

leo: can be independent when they are comfortable in the situation, typically want the best for everyone, will defend you when you’re not there, will block you if you annoy them, just want someone to chill with, secretly want a partner but won’t say that out loud, ‘fake fan’, they have beautiful souls, these are the type of people you should go to last minute plans with (concerts, road trips, etc), just wanna have fun and look amazing while doing it, need/deserve love and attention from loved ones, gives you food if you forgot your lunch at home, you can see their emotions in their eyes if you look hard enough.

virgo: will try to avoid being honest with you because they don’t want to hurt you, is taken advantage of too often, will bring you a cookie if you’re having a bad day, courteous, organized, the person that always smiles at strangers just because, not really sure what they want out of life, can be very whiny, always want to be doing something to pretend like they have it together, if they are your friend please take advantage of how supportive they are to you, will very randomly give you compliments that can literally save your life because they’re always very thoughtful.

libra: passionate about making others’ lives better, cuddle bugs, energetic, gives their time to anyone who actually listens to them, thinking outside of the box, probably really pretty, kind souls but a tough exterior, wears sweats to the store because who honestly cares, makes jokes with people on line at checkout, they probably have a tradition to cook breakfast on saturdays, knows how to look good and feel good, once they find they’re self-worth not a fucking bull-dozer can take it down, please try to fight them on facebook because you will lose.

scorpio: very honest but also very petty without shame, fun and funny, blasts old jams in their car while trying their very best to avoid accidents, hates high school and loves college, just want to find a group that they fit in with, will try their best to make your birthday amazing I swear, open minded to literally everything honestly, critical friend, will tease you about something that happened five years ago, a total nerd about things they really like, very smart and efficient if they are motivated by their passion, unique style in all ways, beautiful minds.

sagittarius: flirty and prolly is dating someone right now, wants everyone to be happy but forgets about making themselves happy, cooks pancakes for you at midnight on a Wednesday night, will almost cry but then remembers a funny video they saw and starts to laugh, hates themselves but shows themselves a lot of love, makes jokes out of their pain, lovable, look intimidating but are actually very welcoming, hides emotions like a pro, very optimistic about literally everything.

capricorn: “doesn’t study” (yes I’m onto you bitch) for tests but still gets amazing grades, can be very fake but honest with people they are close to, traditional without trying, will be there for you, they are very observant and will remember if you did something that meant a lot to them, honestly needs a hug and affection a lot more than they say, takes long hot showers to make up for the lack in physical affection, lovely people, good people to sit with in the back of the movie theater so that you can talk the whole time, will accidentally spill tea and start drama, trying their best, work well with people who have a good drive for things they are passionate about,

aquarius: so fucking funny, constantly trying to be a better person in order to make up for the shitty world, watches documentaries about the sex industry, sticks to their morals, thinks a lot about life and the meaning of all of this, thinks (knows) the government is hiding something, will kill you if you hurt an animal, super chill and loves music, passionate, indecisive to the extreme, smokes weed to see if food tastes differently, interesting individuals

pisces: very confused about life and that makes them very sad, protect them because they are amazing friends, cries about failing a lot, not judge mental, hates it when people accuse them of something they didn’t do, beautiful people with caring hearts that let’s in people who shouldn’t be let in, offer you a hug if they see you upset in any way, wants people to like them, trying to find who they are, tend to let people laugh at their pain, shuts down their feelings when they feel attacked.

The best thing to come out of snek culture (????) is it not only getting people interested and appreciating snakes and other reptiles, but also it countering the weird fixation with badassness and (for a lack of a better term) machoness within a lot of reptile enthusiast circles.

Its kinda like with wolves, which for a while were constantly used as a symbol of ferociousness and as calculated predators, only for teenaged girls to write elaborate comics about them crying having weird family drama and them covered in glitter and rainbows. 

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Mike’s dignity lost in an instant and him dying brutally instead of heroicly was actually a good thing in my opinion. All of this was just to show how freaking terrifying the beast Titan is and they did a job well done.

The thing is, we get so much more of the Beast Titan later that we don’t really need to see with 300% accuracy that he is Scary and Horrible. The fact that his arms reach his ankles is terrifying. That he can talk is terrifying. That he’s covered in fur is terrifying. That he doesn’t know what the 3DMG is is terrifying because the implication is that he’s from Outside the Walls. That he feeds Mike to the titans thoughtlessly is terrifying. That he has no empathy or sympathy for Mike’s condition or fear is terrifying. That he grabbed up Mike’s horse and threw it at him with incredible accuracy is terrifying. That he can order other titans around is terrifying.

We didn’t really need to see Mike dying horribly at the hands of other titans to see that the Beast Titan is terrifying. He more than shows it. And he’ll show us again at Utgard just how awful he is.

(Mike never died heroically in the manga, either, but he died with less drama and I’d have preferred it here, personally. It just felt like empty gore for the helluvit to me.)

I mean, my issue is that Mike’s actual death has nothing to do with the Beast Titan beyond him giving the order that allowed the other titans to move. He didn’t kill Mike himself. Mike’s death doesn’t make me terrified of the Beast Titan. All of the above things do: the reasons that Mike is scared is why we should be scared. All that gore and lack of dignity and the extra tears that weren’t in the manga: that was all a show. A lot of bluster. It didn’t mean anything.

WE GOT MARRIED {part 1}

You looked at the envelope that your manager gave you.

I have to pretend to be married to Kim Namjoon, oppa? You questioned your boss as he sighed and nodded.

Yes. It will be good for publicity on your upcoming book and his groupmate, Jeon Jungkook, is in the drama that you’re writing, so it helps everyone. You rolled your eyes and looked back at the paper. There was a list of rules that the two of you had to abide by for the week. When you got into this business you were strict about not doing these gimmicky shows, although they were fun to watch, they lacked substance. You felt as though it was just a joke and not reality. But your manager was right. Although you were a big writer, one of the youngest and most successful, you still needed publicity. Plus you were trying to get into the drama writing business, with your first series being the first series that Jungkook would act in. There was a lot riding on these next few months, so maybe this show wasn’t the worst thing for you to do.

On the other side of Seoul, Namjoon sat in front of his manager, his eyes wide when he read the paper.

Y/N? The writer?! Namjoon exclaimed. He was an avid reader and he loved your style of writing, but he also heard that you were totally against things like this. Everyone in the entertainment industry had tried to get interviews with you, and you only did two. Yet somehow your books were major best sellers for men and women, you seemed to write in an intelligent, yet fun way. Namjoon was captivated by your writing, but heard your personality was rather hard to handle.

Yes, she’s doing this to help with her upcoming book and Jungkook’s series. It will be good for her writing if she gets to know you and the rest of the guys. Namjoon’s superior spouted off as Namjoon continued to scan the document.

It says that filming ends around 9pm everyday for about 3 weeks … 3 weeks?! I thought it was a week?! Namjoon looked at his manager. His manager raised his eyes from the computer and shrugged.

They film for 3 weeks and make it seem like just 1, they want to make sure they have enough footage of the two of you all cute and in love. His manager rolled his eyes. Namjoon needed a “personality rebranding” as the entertainment industry called it. Namjoon had been molded into this idol that was only focused on work and books, so fans started to think he wasn’t interested in love and was against romantic things. So in a last attempt to have fans fall in love with him as a romantic bachelor, BigHit signed him up for the show. Now because you live with the guys, the filming is going to be at Y/N’s condo, we already have someone ready to take you once you grab some things. You can come back to the dorm after 9pm and you have to be back at her place by 9am. It’s only for 3 weeks, but please try to get along. His manager told him and Namjoon nodded.

Of course, I will try. Namjoon said and bowed as he left the room. He scanned the paper. Let’s hope she’s as good of a wife as she is a writer. He mumbled and made his way to the dorm.

The show was letting the two of you meet before the actual shooting began. You couldn’t help but roll your eyes again as you realized just how fake this show was, the “first time” meeting was actually a total set up, the “romantic dates” were all planned by the crew, and all of those beautiful moments you share during the week were just choreographed by the studio. You continued to read over the guidelines of the show, when the buzzer went off. You had straightened up your place and put on a ripped pair of jeans and a dark gray sweater. Throwing a hand through your hair you looked at your makeup-less face, a moment of panic rushed through your veins. You had gotten caught up in writing this afternoon that makeup and styling your hair had gone out of the window. Smacking yourself in the forehead with your palm, you looked at the camera and saw it was Namjoon. Buzzing him in, you thought about frantically putting on makeup, but just let it be, he was already at your door by the time you could have gotten everything together.

Hello! Namjoon said in a nervous tone and you laughed a little as he stuck flowers out in front of you.

Well, thank you. Let me put these in water. You took the flowers from him and made your way to the kitchen. Namjoon looked around and smiled at the place. It wasn’t a massive apartment, there were pictures on the wall of you with friends and family, you had books everywhere, and your notebooks lined the shelves. The TV hung on the wall, but from the way that the remote had dust on it, he could sense you didn’t watch it, and he could hear you making coffee in the kitchen.

Would you like a cup of coffee, Namjoon? You said politely and he nodded. You seemed to be well-mannered and quiet. He looked over to your kitchen table and his eyes widened. It looked like a tornado had hit it. Balled up pieces of paper, pens, and rough drafts were laying around your computer. He walked over as you tried to stop him. Ah! It’s a work in progress over there! Book writing is a bit crazy when I get towards the end like this! You tried to apologize, but Namjoon shrugged.

It’s actually really cool to see it like this. You know, people think you’re a bitch. He shrugged and took the coffee from your hands. You looked at him with a shocked expression on your face and tried to grasp what he had said. Sure, you were a bit hard-headed, but a bitch? You continued to go after yourself when you noticed that Namjoon had turned pink with embarrassment. I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to say it like that, it’s just that no one really gets your personality in the entertainment industry. I’m not the best with words. Namjoon continued to try to backtrack, but you stopped him. All I meant, was that it was cool to see that you look normal. Not bitchy, just normal! He exclaimed and waved his mug around in discomfort, spilling coffee all over the floor. Aigo! He exclaimed, dumping more coffee and getting more upset. You giggled and grabbed a rag.

It’s fine, you didn’t spill on my computer or my rough drafts, so we can just clean up. You handed him a rag and the two of you knelt down. It was an immediate comfort between the two of you, which you found surprising. There were very few moments that you felt that way with anyone, so it was nice to have someone like Namjoon around. Maybe this show wasn’t going to be too bad.

Author’s Note: I hope you guys like this one … I really like the ideas I have for this series 

Podcasts and genre weird, or, what the everloving fuck is Greater Boston

So podcasts are this quirky little medium in that most of the time, you have no visual in what you are consuming. Because of this, I feel that the bounds of genre are a little bit blurred because you can’t see some of the defining characteristics of what makes a certain genre, like you can’t see the magic wand, or the starship, or the monster lurking in the shadows. Now obviously there are other ways than visuals to get this across from the obvious “hey look at the dragon over there”, to the more subtle hum of a spaceship locked on some beautiful sound scapes, and things like horror use the lack of visuals for there very purpose. This works for some of the more “high” genres, like sci-fi and fantasy, but what about the more down to earth “slice of life” podcasts? Especially difficult in that a lot of pods are non-fiction, and some audio dramas like to use the “mockumentary” style storytelling (hello the black tapes).

I’m talking, of course, about greater Boston.

When I first started listening, I thought greater Boston was pretty sturdy magical realism, mostly normal but with a few weird quirks like Leon Stametes ghost and the redline, but then I remember back to many hours I spent researching that same genre for when I had to do a paper on chronicle of a death foretold. One of the main characteristics of magical realism was that people saw “magic” as normal and seemingly mundane things as fantastical or sublime. By that metric, welcome to night vale would be magical realism! But I think that show has enough what-the-fuckery that’s off the walls enough to be considered surrealism or something. And the citizens of greater Boston don’t think things like the referendum to make a city on a train are normal, but they aren’t completely shocked by it either, same with Leon and the writing tree, so what does that make it? And it’s not like the “magic” isn’t a part of the overarching world, I mean the situation of redline even takes into account racial housing issues and other social factors! (Which I am thoroughly enjoying by the way, it feels very refreshing and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a media, especially one with fantasy elements, tackle these issues so head on before, but I digress). But like, it’s not realism so

What is greater Boston? Id love to hear some thoughts or the genre-weirdness of other podcasts, due to the medium or not!

anonymous asked:

HI! I just got enough courage now to say that I really love your art and the klavipolly blog gives me so much life I can't handle all of it!! And is it okay I'd like to ask for some Klapollo fic recs? Also I'll say this again, I love your art so much!!

OH! Hi!! It’s the first time I’m requested to give fanfic recs!! I’ve never done this so I hope I’m doing it right~

I’ll be honest with you, I’ve been reading klapollo fanfics for about three years now, and I haven’t bookmarked them… but, I remember ones being so good I never forgot how they developed.

SO, without further ado, here’s my list of the fanfics (some of them, really. The list is longer but I’ve been here for about an hour haha) I truly liked! (I like h/c the most though, so if that’s not your cup of tea, I’m so sorry!!)

*BE WARNED, THERE’S SPIRIT OF JUSTICE SPOILERS AHEAD!!*

Complete works:

I Want To See You Smile Again by TheLesbianGavinners. In my humble opinion, it’s one of the best post-AA4 klapollo fics ever written. It gives you such bittersweet feelings you’ll end up wanting more. I recommend it 100%, and more if you like angst and h/c. 

sleep no more by Prinsipe. A character-study fic that centers in Klavier’s three most important relationships, with Klapollo being the main focus. It includes Gavin family backstory, and it’s pretty well written. 

For Your Consideration by SummerMermaid. A post-AA6 fic that makes you feel a lot of things regarding these two idiots obvioulsy in love. It makes you feel desperation at one point, but the ending is so good.

The Straight and Narrow by Neriede. A down-to-earth Klapollo (I like to think of it that way, because it almost tastes like real life.) and a slow-burn fic that leaves you very warm at the end, despite dropping a big bomb.

Incomplete works still updating:

Turnabout Dungeons (And Dragons) by Synthpop. I must confess I’ve never played Dungeons&Dragons, but this fic makes me want to do it (even more). I like it because it insert them (Apollo, Klavier, Trucy, Ema, and Athena) in a fantasy world where they act the same but with magic. Except Apollo. Also, Klapollo, and the slow-burn that feels amazing and goes pretty well along with the stories (yes, there are two stories due to the roleplay being played.)

Sent Messages by SummerMermaid. Seven years have passed since Apollo established himself in Khura’in again and he’s coming back to the States. Klapollo? Yes, but it’s complicated. You’ll find how seven years really changes a relationship.

loose ends by greatcatsby. Ahhh how could I forget this one? It’s basically Apollo forgetting to tell Klavier he’s staying in Khura’in until the very end. Then, something big happens and– It stills need to be updated! I’ve been waiting for the next chapter with great desperation~

Backup Vocals by SummerMermaid. I’m noticing a pattern with any fandom I’m in. I always tend to end up in Band AUs about my otp. This one though takes the cake. An AU in which an important character (now) lives, and changes everything, except Klavier’s prosecuting career. Apollo is a musician!! APOLLO. GOD OF MUSIC. As it should have been!! And they both form a band. And drama is just starting!!

And that’s it! Of course there’s a lot more, but I can’t really find them due to my stupid mistake of not bookmarking them. 

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!! I’m glad you like the askblog, but I must apologize for the lack of updates and good content. I’m working on new things though, so stay tunned! 

[TRANSLATION] Yamada Ryosuke’s SODA Magazine (Full Interview) November 2016

This is the continuation to the SODA Magazine (FMA Cut) November 2016 Translation. Big thanks to @ichigoainosuke for helping me clarify some difficult metaphors that Yamada uses, LOL. As usual, please do not publish or re-post without permission.


“Efforts are common in any field. The tenacity of being able to do what you like, is hard work in the real sense.”


Then, before even taking a moment to breath, his next appearance that is about to crank-in soon is the upcoming October TV drama, “Cain and Abel”. Fuji TV’s Monday 9 o’clock drama, is known as “getsu 9”. In that drama Yamada plays Takada Yu, a younger brother who has a complicated relationship with his excellent older brother. His hair that was dyed gold [for Ed] is now restored back to a calm tone, immediately getting into his [new] role.

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anonymous asked:

I was really excited but now I can only think they're doing the live show to tell us they're moving out separately which is just ridiculous bc 1 they would never announce it on a live show they would probably just tell us in a tweet or mention it without making a big deal out of it 2 it's obviously okay if they are moving out and I shouldn't get anxious about it 3 basically someone needs to make my brain stop I'm so sorry I'm just rambling anxiety got the best of me

ok before i actually answer this i just want to give you a digital hug and let you know that everything is fine and when i talk about this i’m not trying to invalidate how you feel. i understand the nerves especially after making such an emotional investment in these two guys and the life they’ve built together. but with that being said, i think the prospect of dan and phil moving apart is incredibly implausible, to the point of being absurd. leaving aside the fact that dan has spent nearly the entirety of his adult life cohabitating w phil and the fact that neither of them honestly would know how to function alone bc they’ve lived together for half a decade, and in that time clearly fallen into deeply ingrained habits involving each other, and also leaving aside the fact that i just altogether don’t see why they would have any desire to move apart whatsoever, i think on a purely practical level it makes no sense. like, at bare minimum their careers are inextricably tied together and they spent all of this year hammering home the idea of them as a partnered duo (what better confirmation of that does one need than phil sharing an individual award w dan at the boncas). so they’re going to, AT MINIMUM, continue creating together. in which case, how would it make sense for them to go to separate places when they need each other to make their videos?

but obviously i think all of this cuts far deeper, and dan and phil are partners in every sense not just professional. they share everything. tv viewing habits, breakfast lunch and dinner, a massive dvd and games collection, a plushie collection, a mug collection, all of their filming equipment and cameras, their art and their rave tree and their Tetris light and their golden pig and their muse poster and also nearly all of their friends. they’ve got each other’s fingerprints saved to their phones. they skype after only one day apart. they’re literally just as grossly co-dependent and obsessed with each other as they seem and the idea of them suddenly throwing all of that away makes no sense to me in any capacity. i’m sorry if this seems overly emphatic or critical, and i don’t mean any of it to be rude or patronizing, i just really disagree w this idea that i’ve seen become more and more widely discussed for no apparent reason. i think a lot of it has to do w phil’s age and it frustrates me that people in this community think that life has to end when someone turns 30 lol, that’s honestly not that old and it doesn’t mean he suddenly has to dive into some heteronormative understanding of “family” and settle down w a wife and kids. for all intents and purposes dan and phil already are settled down. they begin and end every day together. they have for the last 5 years and probably also the two years before that even when they were long distance bc skype existed. it makes no sense to ignore all of that and presume that due to some combination of phil’s age and idk …stable contentment, a lack of drama, etc. that something dramatic needs to happen now to shake things up. to me, it’s a lot simpler to just accept how happy they are together and not question it. i hope this is reassuring to you and that you feel a bit better about all of it xx

anonymous asked:

they are gonna kiss bellarke is action, you all are so negative and when the season ends you all are gonna be so surprised,if there are a time jump separation, just relax bc jason its not idiot or stupid he is telling a romance with them, and they are gonna give us and them all, not only a confession but kiss and if there is really a time jump get ready bc its gonna be all all,they are using romantic tropes with them,the lack in the promo its not a bad thing and yes in 5 ep can happen anything.

I’m not feeling negative at all actually. I’m just mostly being silly when I say dramatic things like “OH MY GOSH IF THEY DON’T KISS IMMA DIE.” I’m a bit of a drama ho when it comes to bellarke—that’s just how I fangirl. I’m mostly talking about IF they don’t happen this season, I WOULD be disappointed.

 But I get what you’re saying though because there’s been A LOT of people saying that getting romantic bellarke this season is unlikely (which is fine, their opinion is fine). I’m more on the side of bellarke will most likely happen so I definitely agree with what you’re saying. :) I’m definitely stoked for the next few episodes. Like you said, anything can happen. ;) 

anonymous asked:

and what exactly do people need to get a grip on?

Well first and foremost, REALITY. Obsessing over REAL LIFE PEOPLE and their relationships (or lack thereof) is …well… one thing. Stirring up drama to support delusions and attacking members of the fandom is sick. 

The X-files is a TELEVISION SHOW. David and Gillian are human beings and I think they have both made it clear that they desire privacy! Unless they are your mom/dad (like real mom and dad not ‘internet mom who raised me’) they owe you 100% of nothing.

I’ve managed to hold my tongue (or fingers, I guess) through a lot of ridiculous posts over the past few months and I’ve managed to stay out of this ridiculous drama, but I’m super fed up seeing people on this site attacking one another under the guise of ‘anon’. Are your lives so small that putting on the fake glasses and nose and stirring shit on the internet is what gets you off?

Some of us come here to unwind and ENJOY something we all love. Going after the popular blogs on anon isn’t going to give you (or your cause) any more cred. 


now can we just get back to worrying about season 11 already?

The Cusps Pros and Cons

Aries-Taurus, (April 16-22):
“I’m in love with being queen.”

Pros: A natural born leader; ambitious and always have their shit together; simultaneously dependable and fearless; the zodiac’s resident night-in-shining-armor. usually use their fiery emotional energy for good.
Cons: lack creativity and versatility; One- track mind; rigid in their ideals; often use their ambition as a crutch; hide vulnerable side from even closest of friends

Taurus-Gemini, (May 17-23): 
“If you can afford me”

Pros: Have the eye for beauty; super charming; intellectual and appreciate art; good planners; hilarious and fun to be around; value versatility; mature and direct; excellent critical thinking skills
Cons: Greedy and superficial; judgmental; sometimes insensitive; sometimes come across as mean; sometimes lack consistency in behavior

Gemini-Cancer, (June 17-23)
“I’m born to dance in the moonlight”

Pros: An old soul with a well-meaning heart; complex; tend to be super artistic; clever, emotionally intelligent, deep thinkers; flirtatious and romantic; can be some of the best friends you’ll ever have; some of the deepest, most emotionally satisfying connections 
Cons: Tendency to overthink; self-descructive; may be insecure, gossip-y, and untrusting; can be spiteful and manipulative; make it purposely hard to get close to them

Cancer-Leo, (July 19-25): 
“I see things that nobody else sees”

Pros: Artistic; Spontaneous and fun; usually clairvoyant; very good at reading people well-meaning and excellent listeners; self-disciplined; romantic; generous; extremely loyal and holds onto those they love fiercely; in private, are very gentle and nurturing; great at giving advice
Cons: Extremely moody; easily bruised egos; sensitive to criticism; irrational at times; obsessive and controlling when insecure; can easily fall into self-absorption

Leo-Vigro, (August 19-25):
“Hit me with your sweet love, steal me with a kiss”

Pros:  Detail-oriented and logical, extremely loyal; decisive and direct; always trustworthy and thoughtful with those they care about; hard-working; oftentimes, artistically talented
Cons: Oftentimes confused but refuse to seek counsel; takes criticism personally; sometimes secretive; not very flirtatious; sometimes too clinical

Virgo-Libra, (September 19-25):
“Control freak, catch the light; Hyper self-awareness”

Pro: Sex kittens for sure; as a rule, aesthetically pleasing; party animals; can have a large circle of acquaintances; good at networking; real crowd-pleasers; excellent at getting things done; romantic; perfectionists
Con: Prioritize social formalities over well-being of themselves and others; obsessed with appearances; anxious; workaholics; can be passive-aggressive; sometimes lack emotional depth or personal ambition

Libra-Scorpio, (October 19-25):
“I’m really lovely, underneath it all”

Pros: Deep intense feelings; dark sense of humor; charming; intense; mysterious dedicated to their partner; complex thinkers with excellent judgment skills; sexy af
Cons: Selfish and lazy; drama queens; stressed out all the time; manipulative and lie a lot; temperamental;  can be super-critical; can never chill

Scorpio-Sagittarius, (November 18-24): 
“I can be your bad girl, but only half the time”

Pros: super intelligent and super outspoken; fearless; passionate; excellent lovers; great sense of adventure and a yearning to explore; knows a little bit about everything; usually excellent cooks; love to share life experience with others; down for anything
Cons: tendency to lash out against others; manipulative; say intentionally hurtful things; must have the last word about anything; get bored with people easily

Sagittarius-Capricorn, (December 18-24): 
“I’ve got thick skin and an elastic heart”

Pros: charismatic and outgoing; adventurous but practical; impossible to be awkward around them; great small-talkers; fair; impulsive; self-reliant; make great parents; responsible
Cons: commitment-phobes; sometimes tactless in their words; oftentimes reserve emotion in an unhealthy way, unnecessary need to dominate everything; tendency to push people away; get annoyed easily

Capricorn-Aquarius, (January 16-22): 
“I’m now becoming my own self-fulfilled prophecy” 

Pros: the definition of a go-getter; another natural-born leader; strong, grounded work ethic; progressive and idealistic; a yearning to weed out corruption; creative; disciplined; philanthropists at heart; usually eloquent and communicate well; natural-born achievers
Cons: Refuse to see the other side of the story; entitled; inflated sense of heroism; A god-complex; competitive

Aquarius-Pisces, (February 16-22):  
“Day-dreaming into the night, but I’m alright”

Pros: Crave experience; want justice for all; great conversationalists; progressive; oftentimes creative and eccentric; clairvoyant; genuinely care for others; very thoughtful; tolerant of others; sensitive
Cons: hard to understand; sensitive to criticism; feel the need to tell everyone how to live; moody; stubborn; shut down easily; dwell on failure

Pisces-Aries (March: 17-23):

Pros: Energetic; direct and assertive; very honest and very trustworthy emotionally in-tune to themselves; nurturing; good at giving advice; imaginative and oftentimes creative
Cons: Oftentimes, misunderstood; can be too clinical with words; impatient; sometimes ruthless; pessimistic

I’m not sure where to start so here goes......

Last Tuesday, D and I finally met face to face to hang out at his house. That was fine, we hung out, watched a movie and talked… a lot. But one thing led to the other and we ended up having sex. He didn’t come in me thank goodness because I asked him not to.

He said that the only way A would know if she asked. I told him that she should know and The Hubs should know as well. So I left a while later.

Yeah…. getting to that night…. She wasn’t exactly thrilled when she was told. And I completely understand because she hasn’t met me. Also comes to find that she’s not interested in me in that aspect. That she was interested in someone else and wants to be faithful to that person. This was all coming from D.

A and I don’t talk at all so this is all coming from D because she’s not good with words. After I told them quite a few times that they need to communicate this shit with me. A also said something about friends with benefits…. I don’t remember much because I was tired to even comprehend.

I told him that she and I can go slow and see where it goes. But I don’t know. I’m leaving it all to her what she wants.

Now fast forwarding to last night’s conversation. I decided it was time to talk to them because I was confused about this whole thing.

I spoke with D and expressed how I’m confused about this whole thing with A not being interested in me in that way which is fine. But the one thing that confused me the most was the whole friends with benefits shit. He said that she was not thrilled that we went further with out me getting to know her. Which was fine. When asked about the whole friends with benefits things… according to him, she wants D and I to be friends with benefits.

Not something I’m okay with since I don’t do friends with benefits. He knows about my past with being used and I don’t want to go down that route again. I told him that I don’t do friends with benefits. I was told that it was all a misunderstand on their part and was told not to bring it up to her or him….

A couple things…..

1. As I expressed, I’m looking for a relationship. Not friends with benefits. I was used in the past and I don’t need another repeat. I wasn’t expecting to go further with D than we did. Even though he said not to feel sorry or anything like that. I feel awful. I wasn’t even looking for a relationship with a couple to be honest. I wanted to give this a go to see if this is something I want….

2. I told him a few times if she had an issues or wanted to talk to me than do so. If they want this to work… then all parties should be communicating, not two out of the three. I understand that she’s not good at expressing her feelings. I’m not either but I’m doing so. I’m just irritated that she’s relaying what she wants to say to D and have him be the messenger person….

She’s giving me the mixed messages. First she’s interested, then she’s not, then she wants D and I only to be FWB, then it’s all a misunderstanding. I’m making the assumption that neither of them communicate to one another in this aspect. I’m beginning to think that they don’t know the dynamics of an open relationship is and what it entails.

The Hubs and I know what an open relationship is and what goes with it. We know that all parties need to communicate, we both know that sex is going to happen, we both know that both he and I would like to meet the partners or potential partners. We both know that we need to talk about how we feel and stuff. We both know not to keep our partners private.

I need to be in a relationship with people that I can openly express how I feel, not to be shut out. I need to be in a relationship with people who communicate openly not to just me but their partners as well.

I don’t know what to think about this whole thing. But I do know that both D and A need to really think this through before expressing what they actually want with me or anyone else. I can’t deal with the drama between them. It just feels like almost everything in my past is coming back though them.

I don’t know what to do. I think I need to talk to the Hubs and see what he suggests me to do and go from there. I know that this my issue and my issue alone, but his opinion matters at this point. He hates seeing me hurt.

At least the hubs and I go on a small date on friday so that’s a huge plus.

I’ll update more soon….

lxke-fire  asked:

What do you think about the hate and the people that hate ❤

The hate: It doesn’t bother me, if I see it, I ignore it and continue with my day. It doesn’t upset me, it doesn’t anger me, I simply do not care about it. For others, who have yet to ignore it and learn how to not let it bother them, nothing is the matter with you and everything is the matter with the person who is being rude. They take their anger out on you, or just want to make people laugh with their crappy humour, aka, hurting others

The people that hate: I kind of stated half of it above, but, good people don’t go around hating others. We all have the ability to change and learn from our mistakes though. I see rude people as people yet to learn the life lesson of respecting everybody. To the people who think there’s no point of being nice, there’s no point of being rude ‘either’. There is a lot of reasons to be kind, it makes you a happier person, it reduces arguments and drama, it makes you likeable, you make other people happy in the process too. A lot of the time rude people are only rude because they are struggling with something. How to deal with people like this? I’d say ignore it, but if you do say something, don’t be rude back, it will make everything worse. Rude people often lack love from others, they haven’t been loved or aren’t shown it, be the one person to show them what it is.

Of course my views on things aren’t perfect, I’m not perfect, I will learn more, but I do focus on becoming a better person each day

On ‘Getting into Classics’
Written by studiesinaonesie for thestudyblrs

I know most people find classic literature a chore, even those of us that generally love reading, and honestly it’s easy to see why: Grappling with ‘ye olde pantaloons’ language can be confusing and a lot of people get bored with plots that seems to be nothing but ladies fanning themselves and wandering around in crinolines. I’m the same and used to be very dismissive of classic literature, but over the years I’ve read my fair share and can now say that I while I certainly haven’t enjoyed all of them, there are a lot that I have really loved and a few that I would count amongst my most treasured books. I put it down to the way in which I select and approach classics, so if you’ve always been apprehensive of them, or have tried and disliked them in the past I thought I’d come up with a few tips and tricks that I think would help anyone looking to try out classic literature.

01. Pick the sort of book you enjoy. Seems like a no-brainer right? Well you’d think so but this is something I see a lot of people overlook. What you enjoy in a modern book is probably the same thing you will want from a classic. If your ideal book is an immersive crime thriller, the frilly gossipy world of Pride and Prejudice is probably not going to be something you’ll enjoy. Conversely if you love a good, girly romance, the Sherlock Holmes stories are unlikely to be your cup of tea.

You might think that classics lack the sort of gripping action and human drama that you love in modern books, but you would be surprised. Don’t believe me? A monk who is drawn into and consumed by a forbidden world of lust, violence and black magic by a girl who sneaks into the monastery disguised as a young boy. Sound good? You’ll like The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis. Beautiful sweet story about a boy growing up in Edwardian England trying to come to terms with his love for another man in a world that would call him sick and sinful, anyone? Read Maurice by EM Forster. How about a young woman who falls in love and gets married, only to find herself haunted by the vengeful ghost of her husband’s first wife? That’s Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. There are plenty of amazing books in the classics section, it doesn’t start with Austen and end with Dickens.

02. Be mindful of form. This is a nice cheaty one. What I simply mean here is some classics aren’t supposed to be read. If anyone talks smugly about how much Shakespeare they’ve read, you have my unreserved permission to give them a good clip round the ear. Shakespeare wrote plays, they were supposed to be performed, not read in text form! Having done a Shakespeare module I can tell you that reading the script barely scratches the surface of the sheer genius that is some of his work. The text can’t capture the eeriness of watching Lady Macbeth sleepwalk through the castle, trying to claw imaginary blood off her hands, and you’ll never belly laugh just reading the end of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in which the actors at Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding bumble through a production of ‘Pyramus and Thisbe’, a supposedly epic love story that’s a car crash of soppy clichés, accidental smuttiness and bad acting. What I’m saying here is if you want to ‘read’ Shakespeare, or Marlowe or Arthur Miller, don’t read it! Watch it instead! I promise you it will be easier to understand and far more enjoyable which, at the end of the day, is what these writers wanted their audience to get from their work. Another great idea is a modern adaptation in which the same dialogue is used but in a modern setting. David Tennant in the film adaptation of Hamlet is a perfect example. You would be amazed how easily 16th Century speech can be understood when the person talking speaks naturally and is in a context we can recognise.

03. Don’t worry about not understanding. There are often a lot of dense narrative passages and references to things you might not understand because of the time period but it’s no reason to give up. Reading Maurice, written in the 18th Century, I often came across bits of speech or words that I didn’t understand, but with a bit of googling and the ability to just shrug and move on to the next line I persevered and it is now one of my favourite books. If you are worried, start with books that are more recent and work backwards as you become more confident. Daphne Du Maurier, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Vladimir Nabokov, H.P Lovecraft and Evelyn Waugh are all great writers who published mostly in the first half of the 20th Century and the language isn’t really any different from how we speak now so it’s one less thing to deal with.

04. If you’re really not enjoying a book, stop reading it. I’ll let you into a little secret. I didn’t really like Pride and Prejudice. I didn’t really enjoy Catcher in the Rye. I have never actually finished anything written by Charles Dickens. His stuff just bores me to tears and that’s ok! He doesn’t care! He’s one of the most revered British writers of all time! Also he’s dead, what’s it to him that one snotty little literature student doesn’t think much of his books? The thing about these well-known classics is that they seep into popular culture and become this thing that all educated, well-read people have to read, understand and enjoy but the truth is they’re just like any other books, you just aren’t going to get on with all of them! This harks back a little to my first point. Ultimately to really allow yourself to enjoy classic literature, you need to stop seeing them as these fusty, highbrow works and start seeing them for what they are. They’re just stories, written by people who wanted to make you laugh or cry or to teach you something, and some you’ll like and some you won’t. There aren’t any that you HAVE to read, whatever book snobs tell you. I’ve tried a lot of the so called ‘canon classics’ but it was only when I stopped thinking about what other people had said about the books and simply went for stories I thought I’d enjoy that I began to find books that really spoke to me and stayed with me.

05. A few of my favourites. Ok not necessarily a ‘tip’ but I thought I’d share a few of my absolute favourites with you that you may not have heard of – just to get you started breaking away from the obvious choices.

Maurice – E.M Forster. A young man struggles with his homosexuality in a time period in which it is considered a sinful disease. Incredibly sweet and very sad.

The Necromicon – H.P Lovecraft. A collection of horror and sci-fi stories, all of them beautifully constructed and chilling to the bone, some are actually scarier than modern horror.

Lolita – Vladamir Nabokov. The story of a man’s sexual obsession for his young step-daughter, might be a bit uncomfortable but the language is just divine. This guy weaves words like no one else.

North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell. Young, clever middle class Margaret Hale moves from the south to the industrialised north of Victorian England and deals with the horrible class divide between the maltreated factory workers and the seemingly cruel owners and meets people from both sides of the struggle. Also a nice bit of fiery romance too. What I wanted Pride and Prejudice to be.

King Lear – Shakespeare (play). An old king is manipulated and betrayed by two of his three daughters, very intense and incredibly cruel and tragic. I utterly adore it. There are some good productions available free online. 


So those are my tips and tricks for reading and enjoying classical literature, hopefully if you’ve been put off in the past you might find this useful and feel a little more confident giving the classics a try! Thank you for reading!

tinkdw  asked:

Hi, I love your meta & your response to fanimation re: Castiel as an angel/human. I feel like the last seasons have really shown us Dean's feelings for Castiel (the crypt, purgatory, Cassifer) and now Castiel needs to show his as really he's not shown a lot in a long time (maybe because he doesn't fully understand his own and Dean's feelings?) and the most obvious way is for him to fall & become human (some kind of big sacrifice for Dean?)... which also fits with his personal arc, any thoughts?!

Hi there, and thanks! :) (and here’s a link to the response in question for reference purposes)

Aren’t these love tropes RIDICULOUS though? GAH!

I think that S11 was the first time in a LONG time that we really got a good reminder of how Dean feels about Cas, though. From 9.11 through 10.23, Dean was under the influence of the Mark. Things were so bad for him that I remember all the fandom drama over whether his lack of feeling, his lack of caring about anything really, meant they’d “ruined” the character of Dean Winchester and completely sunk destiel. There was despair.

The fact that Dean was under the influence of what we first thought to be a curse and then discovered was the primordial Darkness itself seems to get lost along the way. I mean, a lot of the early s11 spec was concerned that, like Len in 11.05, Dean was soulless. There was positive SCREECHING that Amara had actually consumed Dean’s soul. That was a thing that some people were absolutely convinced of.

The fact that Dean was struggling with what the Mark had done to him and the strange powerlessness he felt in Amara’s presence was due to her unwanted influence over him slowly became clear by midseason. Dean was working through a LOT of guilt and trying to come to terms with what he’d been and done with the Mark, and the responsibility he felt at having been a part of releasing it into the world.

And now Cas has been coping with the same sorts of issues about his involvement in releasing Lucifer back into the world. On top of Castiel’s personal journey of deciding what his place in the world is, which I sort of covered in that linked reply at the top there, he needs to figure out who he wants to be and where he wants to be. Now that Lucifer is (theoretically) dealt with (at least for now…), he’s got some time and space to really focus on himself.

Because really, for the last half of s11, Cas was just trying to survive being possessed by Lucifer. I can’t get that scene from 11.14 out of my head where Cas breaks through to stop Lucifer from killing Sam, and his entire reason for letting Lucifer stay during that brief moment where Cas had enough control left to banish him was because only Lucifer could rescue Dean from that sub.

Cas essentially sacrificed himself to Lucifer to save Dean.

We learn in 11.18 that after that little act of rebellion, Lucifer (or maybe Cas chose it) kept him locked away much more tightly. Cas retreated to the bunker’s kitchen in his mind. :( Which is a place we’ve seen Dean take refuge recently, too.

10.22′s reverse crypt scene (as painful as it was to watch) proved that Cas would stay by Dean’s side for the rest of time. That’s a pretty strong declaration. Early s11 had Cas suffering the attack dog spell, and coming to Sam and Dean for help only after his first plea to the other angels to help him failed. He didn’t want to put the Winchesters in danger, but they did eventually find a way to save him. The guilt over having hurt Dean while he was controlled by the spell weighed on both Cas and Dean. Because as usual, instead of talking about stuff they just pushed everything down and tried to move on as if there was a clean slate between them.

I mean, in truth there’s just so much chalk on the slate that it’s got a solid quarter inch of overlapping white. They need a chisel to get back to a blank slate at this point.

I love how helpful Cas was trying to be back in 11.04, too. Even over the phone, Dean and Sam both were concerned for him, telling him he deserved a rest to recover, but Cas clearly spent a huge amount of time both researching and just talking on the phone with Dean.

Frankly the biggest gesture that Cas has made for Dean recently was agreeing to live for Dean in 11.23. He offered to go with Dean to face Amara, but Dean asked him instead to stay with Sam, so that Dean could know that both of them would be there to take care of each other after he was gone (theoretically forever, if the soul bomb had detonated…). And Cas chose to live. For Dean. Fully believing that he might never see Dean again.

The thing about Cas eventually choosing humanity is that the last thing I want is for it to be some sort of “I did what I had to do” moment. I want it to be his obvious choice, made without any sort of external pressure or to avert some sort of cosmic tragedy, you know?

The fact that these issues of Cas’s guilt, his duty to heaven, his responsibility to fix what he believes he’s broken and right his perceived wrongs are being addressed so frequently in the story lately, and the fact that we’re apparently getting at least THREE episodes that focus specifically on Cas, will hopefully help him finally come to some realizations about where and what he wants to be.

As for giving up his grace and choosing to be truly human, I don’t know if that’ll be in the cards for this season or not, but yeah, I do think that any personal revelations Cas comes to will advance him down the road to that eventual choice.

Where we’ve left him after 12.08, sitting alone in the bunker for six weeks, two days, and ten hours like this:

I mean… It’s not hard to imagine what thoughts have been plaguing him.

Joker Game Drama CD 2: Cast Comment Translation

Track One / Track Two / Track Three / Cast Comment 


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Horiuchi: Eh~ This is Horiuchi Kenyuu who plays Yuuki. This was very different to the main show… eh… Well, um. I still was able to talk similarly to Yuuki from the main show; cool and strident. But he does have a playful nature here with the other guys, however I had a very easy time acting here. If there is one thing I have to bring up about this is when I disguised myself as an old man. Um, I created him in my own way. Although I did disguise myself in the main show, I told the director, ‘I can’t do it’ and I remember him clearly saying, ‘Don’t say that’. Ah, just to clarify this was the audio director. Eh, anyway did everyone enjoy this? I believe it’s nice to have these time to time, I was thoroughly entertained. Please enjoy.

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Please, don’t do this to me.

I just read something that I really wish I didn’t read. Even though it was a small tiny part from an interview that could be mistranslated, my heart hurts so much more now than it was last week when CIIT ended. Despite the controversy surrounding the drama, one thing I was hoping for is the actors themselves are still in good term.

“An actor’s job is to be viewed as his character to the viewers so it upsets me a lot that the actor himself became a controversy and distracted from the drama”

The reason why Park Hae Jin spoke up is exactly what you think an actor’s job is. I wonder if she knows her statement completely contradicts her reasoning to be upset. He spoke up not because he felt injustice for the lack of scenes his character is receiving or trying to draw all the attention towards him, which the attention should be drawn towards his character because he’s the FREAKIN main character in the drama, but because the lack of development his character’s receiving. How can he be viewed as his character to the viewers when the viewers are not seeing the full story of Yoo Jung. He has all the rights to speak up about his dissatisfaction and how the drama is going. Yes, he could have wait until the drama ends to voice his opinion, but what goods will that do to his character? For all we know, Yoo Jung will forever be that crazy psycho in the drama and to some people he is. We might never get that small glimpse of Yoo Jung’s past and redemption in the last episode if he didn’t voice his thoughts about the drama.

distraction from the drama…the drama was going down hill way before Park Hae Jin spoke up. He doesn’t need to create a distraction, the plot and how the drama was going is a distraction itself. I truly want to know if she read the webtoon in full. Do she sees Yoo Jung the way the drama depicted him to be? Does she truly understand her character and her character’s love interest? Does she even know what’s exactly going on behind the scenes? It’s not about Park Hae Jin drawing attention to himself, it’s about respecting his character and himself as an actor. So many questions and there’s no answer(s).

If this is indeed her own words then I am disappointed that as an actress herself, she couldn’t see why Park Hae Jin did what he did. I do like their relationship outside of their character(s) relationship even though there is definitely a wall between them, mostly due to the age difference and the sunbae and hoobae status. I wasn’t asking for a reel to real thing, but at least I was hoping their relationship is still good so I can at least see them again in another production. I’ll take it as she’s still young and new to all these dramas and let this slide because I do see her as a great actress and love her portrayal of Hong Seol. But I am disappointed that their off screen relationship has gotten sour.

I hope in the next couple of years down the road they meet again, maybe at a salon like how they first met prior to the drama casting, and reminiscing how stupid all this is and laugh about it. Because this whole thing is indeed ridiculous.