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My professor talked about how women aren’t used to asking for things in the work place, such as raises, because we’re conditioned to downplay our achievements and hold off on asserting our value. She discussed how, even now at this stage in her career (a published doctrate), she shakes when she askes to be considered for a raise and about the first time she was really successful at getting one. After class I asked her what she asked her boss and she winked at me, took me to her office, and asked me to take notes.

She said she practiced this technique like 5 times in her office before she requested a meeting with her boss. I’m gonna share it with you guys because I really loved it.

You start off by thanking your employer for their support (whatever that means in the context of your work environment).
You then say that you would like to take some time to discuss next year’s salary.
You say, allow me to refresh your memory regarding some of my accomplishments or contributions from the past year, and you present a written summary of all that you’ve done.
You close by saying, I hope that next year’s salary reflects this list of contributions and you thank them for their time and see yourself out.

I just loved how she made it seem so much less daunting of a task. She said not to underestimate your achievements as women have a tendency underreporting what they’ve done.

The fact that she shared this with me really meant a lot as well as women really need to be there to empower each other and help guide each other towards success. So if you end up using this, let me know! I want to see how it works for you ^_^.

Reggie Mantle x Reader PART FIVE: THE ARTIST & THE JOCK

A/N: I couldn’t sleep after my nap, I decided to fix up and post part 5. Seems as you guys are really liking this imagine and I’m probably gonna knock out after this now since it’s now 3am, but thanks for the notes and the reblogging it means a lot! I will wake up later and fix up two requests and post them. Also to those asking if my requests are closed because of my bio they aren’t I just posted that, so I could catch up on the ones I have right now. Meaning if you have a request you can totally send it, but I probably won’t get to it just yet. 

Words: 1627

Pairing: Reggie x Reader

Summary: Reader decides to not accept the contract and realizes her feelings for Reggie. Movie day b/w Reader, Reggie, Jughead, Betty, Archie, Veronica, and Kevin. 

Spoilers: Jughead being such a great friend.

Warnings: Some swear words I think.

Part One - Part Two - Part Three - Part Four 

You didn’t catch up to Reggie in time, he had already stepped in your home, announcing to both families that you didn’t share the same feelings as his, which wasn’t true. This flashback was a game changer. You realized you fell for Reggie Mantle on that trip too. You realized that you had only ever ignored him and decided not gain his friendship back after you both drifted apart was because you were heartbroken. He broke the promise you both made to each other that day for popularity not caring if it meant losing you as his best friend.

When you stepped in your home, your mother grabbed you by the wrist and practically dragged you up the stairs up to your room.

“I’m so sorry about tonight” your father downstairs answered to The Mantles on their way out “We’ll fix this” he reassured them as they left your home.

“How dare you?” your mother growled at you back in your room.

“Mom, I- I- can’t sign that contract!” you replied and your father made his way into your room.

“I can’t believe you just did this to us? You humiliated me in front of a business partner (Y/N)!” he scowled at you.

“I can’t believe you guys would sell me out like that! You’re supposed to be my parents!” you sobbed.

“(Y/N), honey, you know the real Reggie. He’s perfect for you and willing to go out with you unlike others here at Riverdale, this could be your chance to stop being an ugly duckling and blossom into popularity!” your mother claimed as you made your way to sit on your bed with your knees against your chest.

“You have this weekend to think about your answer, and you can’t tell anyone about tonight” your father hissed and he and your mother stepped out.

You sobbed and sobbed only to think about when did they change? When did your parents stop wishing what was best for you? Why were they pushing this so hard? Yes you like Reggie, but you couldn’t accept this absurd deal.

You changed into comfortable clothes, grabbed your phone and texted Reggie. No answer. You called. No answer.  You wanted to go to him, talk to him about your feelings, but since his parents were owners of a big company in Riverdale and owned half of the newspaper here at Riverdale you could never get past the guards they had.

You decided to grab a jacket and go for a walk to forget this whole night.

As you walked in the cold night with your headphones in your ears trying to think about how to make things right, you caught two shadows laughing by a parked car by Pops.

Your heart felt like it broke into a million pieces when you recognized it was Reggie’s car and he was with Veronica. You felt like an idiot for falling for his sob story that he probably practiced for his parents, so you could agree to that stupid contract.

You walked away, mad at yourself for everything you had put yourself through. You ignored your feelings for so long and now you wished they had never surfaced in the first place.

You needed someone to talk to, but you couldn’t tell anyone, so you decided to make your way back to the only person you knew wouldn’t care if you told them as long as they were there, because that’s all that mattered.

You opened the door to Pops and slipped in with Jughead in his regular booth. Your face puffed up from all the crying. Pop brought you a (Y/F/Flavor) milkshake and some fries.

When Pop placed the food in the table, Jughead finally took his eyes away from his laptop and saw your face. He saw the hurt in your eyes.

“(Y/N) what happened?” He questioned with worry in his eyes.

“Sadly, I can’t give you the details Juggie” you claimed as you sipped on your milkshake.

“Hey, come here” Jughead spoke as you stood up and slipped next to him as he put his arm around your shoulder and you leaned your head on him.

You both stayed like that until you finished up your milkshake and Jug finished your fries.

“Hey c’mon” Jug spoke as he closed his laptop and you left the money there for Pop and walked out in the chilly night once again.

You both walked in silence your arm linked with his as you leaned on him.

“Rough dinner then?” Jughead broke the silence.

“You have no idea Juggie” You chimed in.

“Am I ever going to know why you are so glum this frosty night?” Jughead hinted.

“I can’t tell you the events that took place on this night, but I can spare you one small gut-wrenching detail” you mentioned.

“What detail may that be?” Jughead asked with a puzzled look on his face.

“You can’t speak a word about this to anyone, if you did I might just have to get rid of the perfectly great Jughead Riverdale has” you informed Jughead with a small smile on your face.

“I swear on my beanie” Jughead notified you returning a smile.

“Wow, do you see the risk you are taking Jug?” and he just gave you a nod.

“I may have feelings for a certain Reggie Mantle” you muttered and Jughead stopped you both in your tracks.

“What? I knew it!?” Jughead proclaimed.

“Jug you can’t tell a single soul, not even Hot Dog! You swore on that beanie remember?!” you nagged as you kept walking.

“Not even Hot Dog damn (Y/N), that’s ruff” he added his pun and you couldn’t help but giggle.

“Does he know?” Jughead added on and you shook you head no as you made your way closer to your house.

“I’ll see you tomorrow for movies at Kevin’s” you told Jughead as you climbed up your window and fell asleep.

You had now gotten ready for a movie afternoon at Kevin’s and you exited your home, you hadn’t seen your parents all day and didn’t plan on it.

While making your way to Kevin’s you ran into Archie and Jughead on their way as well, so you walked with them.

“(Y/N) how was dinner with The Mantles?” Archie questioned you and Jughead just had an unreadable look on his face.

“Below average” you lied as you opened the door to Kevin’s home.

Betty was already there ordering the food, and Kevin was fixing his TV.

“Hey where’s Veronica?” you asked.

“In the restroom checking her makeup like always” Kevin mocked.

“How was dinner with The Mantles?” Betty questioned you as well.

“Oh yeah how was that?” Kevin butted in.

“Quite uneventful” you lied again and Jughead shot you a smile and you returned it.

The doorbell rang, and you were the chosen one to go open it.

As you opened it you froze.

“Are you gonna let me in?” Reggie commanded.

“Wha- What are you doing here?” You defended as Veronica made it out of the restroom.

“Reg you made it!” the raven haired girl cheered as she moved you away from the door to greet Reggie with a hug.

“After your crappy dinner, Reg called and we had a date and I invited him with us” Veronica added as she held Reggie’s hand  as they sat together and you went to seat yourself next to Jughead and Betty sat in the middle with Archie and Kevin.

“Great” Jughead mumbled under his breath.

The movie started and everyone grew quiet while eating the food Betty ordered and the junk food Kevin made available.

“Are you gonna tell him?” Jughead whispered to you in the middle of the movie as he scanned your eyes that shooted envy towards Veronica and Reggie across the living room.

“Just drop it Jug, Please” you pleaded.

“I’m going to get water, anyone want something from the kitchen?” You asked your friends as you removed Jugheads arm from your shoulders.

“More popcorn” Archie and Jughead spoke in sync.

So you made your way to the kitchen.
Soon to be joined by Reggie.

“You and Edward Scissorhands huh?” Reggie whispered as you placed the popcorn in the microwave.

“What?! His name is Jughead and he is my best friend” you hissed back.

“Really? Just friends? The way he had his arm around you right now and last night says something else” Reggie spoke out of jealousy.

“Last night?! Last night he was being a great best friend after an asshole only told me he liked me because of a stupid contract our parents made” you whispered back removing one bag of popcorn out of the microwave and placing another.

“Wait?! You didn’t tell him did you?” Reggie defended.

“No of course not, I just told him something else, beside how did you even see me with Jughead? It seemed you were too busy with Veronica in your car” you insisted with a hint of jealousy in your voice.

“Hey what’s the holdup Reg?” Veronica interrupted you both.

“Nothing just catching up, making the popcorn” you hinted at her with a fake smile on your face.

“You guys literally just saw each other last night” Veronica stated with a chuckle.

“Ha ha, you heard your girl Reg, go with her” you chuckled as you took out the other bag of popcorn and placed them in a different bowl for your friends.

Reggie led Veronica to the living room, his hand on her back and it made you sigh and followed suit and enjoyed the rest of the movie with your friends.

The movie finished and you decided you didn’t want to stick around so you made up an excuse to leave as your friends groaned at you and Jughead decided to leave with you as well.

Tags: @sgarrett49

Part Six

SugarDaddy!Cal Pt. 5

A/N: I was gonna update yesterday, but yanno school is stressful yet a top priority. I don’t have much to say, but I'm glad you all like the last part and I’m thankful for all of the nice feedback in my dms. (You get to learn a small ounce about my childhood you guys lmao) I hope you guys enjoy part 5 and remember as always I need 100 notes to release part 6💕

I coulda ended it better too, sorry bout that. It’s past two in the morning on a school night and I ran out of ideas…

**WARNING**: Slight smut, not much though

Parts: One/ Two/ Three/ Four/Five/Six/Seven/Eight/

“Y/N…” Calum grumbled, flipping onto his side to see you better and rubbing his eyes tiredly.


“Do you think fish go to heaven?”

You couldn’t help but to snort as the sleepy boy asked the question. You were currently in his bed and watching Law&Order SVU on Netflix as he struggled to stay awake. He had called you over an hour or two ago because he was bored out of his mind and now it was just a little past two in the morning. You were hesitant at coming over at first, not wanting to be seen by his roommate, but he convinced you his friend was heavily sleeping since it was so late at night. You also gave into coming over because you hadn’t seen him in almost a week and missed his scent and cheeky smile.


“I’m pretty sure they do, Calum, why?”

Keep reading


Dark Matter (SyFy) — There are moments in history when things become more fluid, patterns change, and in those moments the actions of even a single person can make a huge difference.



ye gothy there doesnt look like he likes his power


Cross paint

Naturetale sans paint

Estimated time taken: 5 hours 30 mins


Betty's on her Period (A Bughead Imagine)

Hey guys, you guys liked the last Bughead Imagine I did. So hopefully you guys like this and PLEASE SEND IN YOUR REQUESTS! My inbox is open so go ahead and inbox me!!! Thanks guys, love you, you’re the best!!! :)

Warnings: Mentions of Periods, pretty long imagine.
Pairing: Betty and Jughead
Fandom: Riverdale

Betty opened her eyes due to the morning sun shining into her window. She rubbed the sleep out of her eyes and sat up from her bed. Something didn’t feel quite right. She got up from her bed only to see a good amount of blood on her pink bed sheets. Betty’s eyes widened as she looked down and saw blood in between her legs. She quickly rushed to the bathroom to try to clean herself up as quickly as possible.

Ever since Betty started getting her period, it was very different from other girls’ menstrual cycles. Betty would get excruciating stomach cramps and heavy blood flow that wouldn’t lighten up until 5 days later. She would also get super emotional and moody. She was the exact opposite of her regular self.

While Betty was in the bathroom, tending to her issue, Jughead Jones, her boyfriend of 2 months, was trying to get ahold of her. He tried calling her cell phone but she didn’t answer.

“Juliet is probably still asleep” he thought to himself. He figured that it would be the gentleman thing to do to pick her up from her house and walk to school together. He tried calling 3 more times and still no answer. Jughead was starting to get worried and suspicious. He finally reached the Cooper residence and rang the doorbell.

"Hello Jughead. Please come in” Mrs. Cooper said, stepping away from the door so Jughead can enter.

"Hi. Um… do you know of Betty is still asleep?” Jughead asked,

"I’m not quite sure. She hasn’t come down for breakfast yet.” Mrs. Cooper proclaimed.

Jughead checked the time. It was 7:30. Classes were gonna begin soon.

"Want me to go see what’s taking Betty so long?” Jughead asked,

"Of course. Go ahead. Would you like anything?” Mrs. Cooper asked,

"Um… no thanks. I’m fine.” Jughead said before rushing upstairs.

Betty was sitting on the bathroom floor in agonizing pain. She was clenching her stomach and on the verge of tears. Jughead reached the top of the stairs and saw Betty’s bedroom door open. He peeked inside and everything seemed normal. Except for one thing.

The bed caught his eyes. The bedspread was lifted up slightly. Jughead lifted it up and saw the ruined bed sheets.

"Betty, I’m heading out to Chicago for my business trip. Have a great day at school. Behave yourself.” and with that, Betty’s mom slammed the door and proceeded going to work.

Jughead started to panic. So many thoughts ran through his mind. Was she taken in the middle of the night? Did she hurt herself?

"Betty?” Jughead said, slightly raising his voice.

A cry of agony rang through the empty silence of the house. Jughead raced out of the room and started banging on the bathroom door.

"Jughead…” a weak little voice said through the door.

"Don’t worry Bets. I’m coming” Jughead said, ready to go after what was hurting his girlfriend. He braced himself as he opened the door and saw nobody but his girlfriend on the floor.

Betty was digging her fingernails into the palms of her hands due to the pain she was in. Jughead bent down to see what was wrong.

"Betty where are you hurt?!” Jughead said, still in a panicky matter.

Betty was kinda embarrassed to tell Jughead what was going on. She just clung to his hoodie and yelled in pain. Jughead didn’t know what was going on.

He looked on the floor next to the toilet, an empty package for pads. Jughead then realized what was going on. Betty groaned and he helped her up.

"Betty, um… are you on your period?” Jughead asked,

Betty’s cheeks flushed into a light pink color. That’s all he needed to know. He pulled her in closer.

"Betty, we are boyfriend and girlfriend now. We can talk about things like this. You don’t have to be ashamed about it.” Jughead said.

Betty sighed and muttered a slight “okay”. Jughead wiped her tears and tried to see if Betty needed any help in her bedroom. Betty slowly walked out of the bathroom and into her bedroom, trying to tend to her bedsheets. Jughead followed behind her and heard her moan out in pain.

"Here, just hang tight for a second.” Jughead said. He quickly rushed over to the bed and tore everything off of Betty’s mattress. He rushed to the laundry room and put everything in the wash.

By the time everything was situated in the bedroom, it was already 8:06. They were late for school. Jughead knew that Betty was gonna be a total wreck if she went to school.

"I’ll call your mom and tell her what’s going on. Turns out Romeo is gonna have to take care of his Juliet today” Jughead said, giving a little smile at her.

"Ok Juggie.” Betty said.

After a 5 minute discussion about what to do to get rid of Betty’s cramps and to keep her maintained, Jughead hung up the phone and walked into the living room. Betty was fast asleep on the couch. He didn’t want to wake her up so he quickly wrote a note, saying that he is going to the local pharmacy to get certain things for Betty. And that is including pads, comfort food, and a couple of romantic chick flicks.

He hurried back quickly, not knowing if her situation got worse or not. But luckily, she was still fast asleep. Jughead took off his jacket and slowly climbed onto the couch with Betty. She cuddled into his chest and he rubbed her shoulder and gave her little forehead kisses until he eventually fell asleep with her.

Later after their nap, Betty was laying on the cough while Jughead was ordering some takeout from Pop’s for lunch. Jughead was in the mood for a burger, but Betty preferred have a tub of ice cream instead. Jughead just stared at her while she was laying on the couch with a heating pad on her stomach for the cramps and taking spoonful after spoon full of vanilla ice cream.

"How long is your mom gone for her business trip?” Jughead asked,

“10 days” Betty muffled, ice cream still in her mouth.

“Looks like I’m crashing here for a while until she gets back” Jughead said. Betty didn’t mind at all. She was so glad to have Jughead.


get to know me meme; 18/20 animated movies: five centimeters per second (2007)
“Do you know the speed at which cherry blossoms fall? Five centimeters per second.
At what speed must I live to be able to see you again?”

So I worked at a grocery up in New England, and during my probation period I tried to be super nice, and would come in whenever they called me if I could. I often ended up working 7 days a week bc they would call me in every day off I had for some reason or another.

Well cut to a bit before my probation period ended, I started socializing with old friends, so sometimes on my days off if they called me, I couldn’t come in. I would let them know I was too far away from home to get to work when they wanted, or that I was just unavailable.

Well one day while I was at work my MOD, this old woman who had been working there for like 30 years and scared everyone into doing her bidding, asked if I could take a shift on a day I had off, and when I told her no she got super pissed, and ended her rant about lazy young people with “you dont have any children, so you have no excuse to say no”

I didnt say anything, I just turned around and went on my break. Bc what I wanted to say wasn’t nice.

This same person tried to make me collect carts bc my Dr hadnt yet faxed a note to the manager saying “she has a very bad back, do not let her pull carts”. She told me “Well until you get that note, you’re GONNA go get carts.”

I replied “I ain’t GONNA do anything but Stay Puerto Rican and die. ”

She looked like she was gonna have a heart attack bc for almost 5 months I let them say whatever they wanted, and work me like a dog, I dont think she knew what to do when I finally snapped back at her.

Fuck managers who think they can rob their employees of all their time and dignity.

i just witnessed something that pissed me off and if you got eyes it’s gonna piss you off too

i’ve been watching this korean variety/game show called running man and there are six male cast members, and in one ep they had a poll where fans ranked them by attractiveness. these are the results of that poll:

like.. in what universe

Beautiful Speak Now Album Things:
  • Like every fuckin’ bridge on this album makes you want to cry
  • And all the lyrics are fucking awesome. It’s a lyric-driven album
  • “Every time I look at you, it’s like the first time”
  • “You made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter”
  • Opening “Mine” with “uh-oh” and closing it with the background vocals echoing “I can see it now” to show the emotional journey of the character as she believes in love again over the course of the song
  • The entirety of “Mine,” the best love story ever told
  • The fact that Taylor resurrected Sparks Fly from the dead and put it on her 3rd album because we asked her to
  • The fact that Taylor also rewrote Sparks Fly and took out the lyrics that made it more sexual and about performing in a bar
  • The fact that the original lyric (now displayed in The Taylor Swift Experience) was “brown eyes” and she made it “green eyes”
  • How she describes the love interest as “a full-on rainstorm” and later says “meet me in the pouring rain”
  • The juxtapositions of rain and fire and then darkness and light in Sparks Fly
  • How the entire song is just an apology without any excuses. It just’s “I messed up and you suffered for it and you didn’t deserve that” 
  • “you gave me all your love and all I gave you was goodbye” 
  • How the orchestra makes everything so fucking beautiful??
  • The use of seasons in the second verse to describe the rise and fall of the relationship
  • How she references the 2009 VMA incident (”how you held me in your arms that September night / the first time you ever saw me cry”)
  • Speak Now being about the Paramore relationship drama and how Taylor was actually at the wedding it’s about lol
  • Taylor singing up an octave in Speak Now to sound like a gentle little girl about to crash the shit out of wedding
  • “a gown shaped like a pastry” “fond gestures are exchanged” “a song that sounds like a death march” “she floats down the isle like a pageant queen” = so descriptive?? conveys the feelings?? Queen of conveying emotions through descriptions
  • “you need to hear me out and they said Speak Now” “Your time is running out and they said Speak Now” “I hear the preacher say, ‘Speak Now or forever hold your peace” “So glad you were around when they said Speak Now” = queen of altering her main chorus line
  • “I’m not the kind of girl who should be rudely barging in on a white veil occasion” –> What’s the kind of girl tho?? I never knew
  • The giggle in the bridge
  • How Dear John calls out emotional abuse by a much older man onto a 19 year old without any apologies or sympathizing with the man but also has pieces where the victim blames themselves and calls out a pattern of abuse of other women
  • But it ends with the victim retaining their self worth and escaping and it’s amazing
  • “the girl in the dress cried the whole way home” –> have you ever seen such a beautiful conveying of a young girl’s loss of emotional innocence 
  • How the secret message of Dear John is “loved you from the very first day” which is a line on a bonus track “Superman” which is about how the love interest seems like the best guy in the world and a real life Superman 
  • That fuckin’ banjo in Mean
  • How Mean began about a critic who said Taylor ruined her “entire career overnight” at the Grammys and then Taylor performing Mean at the Grammys and wining 2 Grammys for it
  • The use of a big city to display one’s level success (which is what actually happened when Taylor moved to NYC)
  • “A simple complication, miscommunications lead to fallout” 
  • Isn’t it weird how she says “and people would say they’re the lucky ones” then on the Speak Now Tour she wrote “The Lucky One” ?? weird
  • “So many things that I wish you knew / so many walls up I can’t break through” –> “So many things that you wish I knew / but the Story of Us might be ending soon”
  • That fuckin’ ramp up back into the chorus after the bridge in The Story of Us
  • How perfectly Never Grow Up conveys how scary can it feel to grow up
  • The bridge of Never Grow Up
  • How every song except Never Grow Up and Last Kiss use heavy production and background vocals and it makes those two songs that much more powerful in their simplicity 
  • “I just realized everything I have is someday gonna be gone” and how this line gets more powerful the more years that go by
  • How Never Grow Up starts as a song to a baby, watches that baby grow up, and ends with Taylor  looking back at her life and the passage of time and swearing to protect that baby from harm….you ever cry
  • Just take 5 minutes and listen to Enchanted again pls
  • “Wonderstruck” “Enchanted” “Passing notes in secrecy” “this is me praying” “the very first page, not where the story line ends” “your eyes whispered” “this night is sparkling” “blushing all the way home” “I’ll spend forever wondering if you knew” “this night is flawless” “dancing ‘round all alone” –> So much mystical and whimsical imagery that you feel like you could call in love with the next person you see
  • The guitars in Enchanted
  • The production of Enchanted
  • “Sophistication isn’t what you wear or who you know / or pushing people down to get you where you wanna go” 
  • “I always get the last word” “There is nothing I do better than revenge” “show me how much better you are” –> Taylor is v self-aware 
  • Also how “show me how much better you are” is a reference to that JoBro song “Much Better” lmao so much 2008/2009 Disney drama
  • How Taylor wrote Innocent about the VMA incident when she could’ve just told you-know-who to fuck off
  • How Innocent looks at the subject from the perspective of their childhood and how they had “monsters” and “demons” that made them do bad things later in life and how this doesn’t make them a bad person
  • Knowing that you-know-who was one of Taylor’s favorite artists growing up so Innocent is also Taylor reconciling with herself how someone she artistically looked up to for years hurt her 
  • The use of light: “time turns flames to embers” “your string of lights is still bright to me” “in your firefly catching days” 
  • How Innocent is Never Grow Up but applied to someone else through the lens of forgiveness
  • “I hope you’ll remember: today is never too late to be brand new”
  • The orchestra in Haunted and how it makes the song sound urgent and the situation dangerous
  • “holding my breath” “your eyes go cold” “something’s gone terribly wrong” “can’t turn back now” “a fragile line” “it’s getting dark and it’s all too quiet and I can’t trust anything now” “come on, come on, don’t leave me like this” “can’t breath whenever you’re gone” “you’re not gone, you can’t be gone” –> everything sounds dangerous and urgent!! Like she’s actually gonna die!! And it’s called Haunted!! You get haunted by dead people!! But she’s saying she’s haunted!! The Haunting is killing her!! Holy shit!!
  • Last Kiss
  • The secret message of Last Kiss: “Forever and Always” 
  • The breath in the bridge of Last Kiss
  • The use of time and the passage of time: “at 1:58″ “that July 9th” “you can plan for a change in weather and time” “your name forever the name on my lips” “I’ll watch your life in pictures” “I’ll feel you forget me” “I’ll keep up with our old friends” “I still remember” “L
  • “I’m not much for dancing, but for you I did” –> “I don’t wanna dance if I’m not dancing with you” (Holy Ground)
  • THE BRIDGE: “So I’ll watch your life in pictures like I used to watch you sleep / and I’ll feel you forget me like I used to feel you breathe / and I’ll keep up with our old friends just to ask them how you are / hope it’s nice where you are / I hope the sun shines and it’s a beautiful day / and something reminds you / you wish you had stayed /  you can plan for a change in the weather and time / but I never planned on you changing your mind”
  • How the secret message of Long Live is “For you”
  • How Taylor ends Speak Now with a song for her fans and her band that she wrote during the Fearless Tour
  • How Long Live because even more powerful and beautiful and even sadder the more the years go by and the more successful Taylor becomes and as original member of The Agency leave/are left go
  • How Taylor wrote “we will be remembered” when she was like 19 and was still on her second album and before she won AOTY for the first time and wasn’t even close to the prime of her career but she was proud of how far she had come already and how Long Live sounds like a song someone writes at the end of their career to reflect on their accomplishments 
  • How Taylor wrote “promise me this: that you’ll stand by me forever” and every band member she has ever had still speaks highly of her and defends her
  • “When they point to the pictures, please tell them my name” but now no one will have to because everyone knows who she is and will know who she is for a long time because of her accomplishments and effect on popular culture
  • “It was the end of a decade but the start of an age” Taylor literally had no idea how true this line would become 
Actual top 10 posts of 2016

I’ve already made a post listing the top 10 JDTs of this year. However, the top ten posts by number of notes were actually all text posts. Since the primary medium on this blog is visual, I’ve come up with new images to go with the quotes so that you don’t have to read a boring wall of text. Let’s begin the countdown!

10. They don’t call it Rat Simulator for nothing

9. That woman could get a full-time job as a florist, no joke

8. Please do not sit on the Steinways, sir

7. Depotism is not the same as Home Depot(ism)

6. “Sir, I’m gonna have to ask you to exit the Flooded District”

5. Studies show that not losing swordfights makes you win more swordfights

4. Please, tell me more

3. Also known as “Hey you!” “Stop!” “Thief!” “Villain!” “Assassin!” and “Take out his legs!”

2. Please do not try this at home

1. This number of notes on this post, is greater than the number of years in my birth year. Dishonored “No Mercy” Run.  

anarchistredeemed  asked:

How would you go about getting your art noticed in the tags and such? Are there any specific tips you have for garnering notes and reblogs -or just plain getting noticed? I've been struggling with this for months :(

Before I say anything, I just want to say that worrying about note count is surefire way to make art Not Fun. Yes, validation is nice, but sometimes you can get more than enough of that from a small-scale, tight-knit group of mutuals.

1. Remember that more notes don’t necessarily mean something is “better”. Popular art can be sameface anime-titty women. Popular art can shitty memes drawn in 10 minutes. Popular art can be art that would have much fewer notes if it was for a smaller fandom.

2. There are a lot of factors that impact a post’s notes, one being time. I’ve found tumblr is most active around 2pm-6pm (pacific time). This might vary from person to person. How long a post has been up can also affect how much time it’s had to circulate.

3. Don’t be afraid to reblog a post multiple times. Time zones exist. Some people follow more people than others. Don’t worry about being annoying reblogging once or twice; probably more than 95% of your followers won’t even notice.

4. Don’t cross-tag. That’s obnoxious. (ex. tagging a ship or fandom that the post has nothing to do with)

5. Reblogs vs Likes vs Replies. Each are worth one note, but reblogs are the ones that are more likely to get you MORE notes. You can’t control which one other people will do, so you just kinda have to hope people are going to reblog your work rather than just like it.

6. Be nice. If you’re rude, people are gonna realize, and they’re gonna recognize your url and specifically not reblog from you.

There are A Lot more factors, especially ones you can’t control. Which is especially why you shouldn’t determine your art’s value in how many notes it has.

So I feel you. I do. When I first made this blog, and my first drawing in fucking 5 years, I posted it here, and watched it sit for 2 months with literally 0 notes. At the end of the day getting notes is about building momentum, and a following. And no matter, that’s gonna take some time.

I don’t think there’s a secret solution. I’ve seen artists with tremendous work that seem to get only a few dozen notes per illustration. Since you asked anonymously, I don’t really have any insight into some things that might be effecting viewership, like how often you post, what you post, (NSFW gets lots of view, but less notes) and how many fandoms you service. But here’s some general advice that I’ve observed:

Use the tumblr community to improve. If you keep at it, you’ll get better, and you will get more attention. Seek critiques. One of the biggest differences between art school, and no art school is the detailed (often harsh, but necessary) feedback you get from peers and teachers. ASK FOR CRITIQUES. Accolades are great. Head pats power my soul. But critiques make me better. My inbox is ALWAYS open if you want something critiqued. My one requirement is that I post the critique publicly. Good critiques take time, it’s nice to share that effort, and let others learn. :)

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dancinginlosangeles  asked:

You mentioned having some violent experiences escorting/sugaring and I'm really sorry to hear that. I was wondering if after your experience you noticed any tell-tale signs that the man was going to be violent or aggressive? Is there any behavior or specific verbatim they used before you met that you thought after the fact might have been a red flag? Any red flags in general that you can think of?

I love this question. Safety precautions are my specialty now.

There were absolutely signs that were virtually undetectable until experience taught me to look for them.

1)If he doesn’t pay you in the beginning of the session, he’s up to something. No money, no honey.

2) The FIRST thing I do when I get there, I ALWAYS ask to see the entire premise of the selected location. Open EVERY SINGLE door, whether closet or bathroom. Make sure there’s nobody there. Approach each door with mace/pepper spray. If he objects to you making sure the premise is private and secure, RUN. You’re in danger. There might be someone else hiding to gang up on you. RUN.

3)When you get to the location, casually mention you need to text your friend to let her know you’re okay. I say something along the lines of “Hey, do you mind if I get the donation? I need to let my friend know I’m okay or she’s gonna freak out if I don’t answer her. Sorry if I seem cautious, I’ve met less than ideal people before.” *insert shy smile here*

Watch how he reacts. If he gets defensive, it’s a red flag. If he’s concerned about his address being released say “Oh definitely not, she’s only going to log into my location app if I don’t check in with her to know I’m safe.”

If he continues acting strange, leave immediately. Any normal man would be understanding that a young female needs to be safe.

Note: If you’re not advertising as Independent SW, claim you have a driver who dropped you off. No guy is gonna mess with a pimp’s “property”.

4) If he chooses a shitty motel in a bad area, don’t go.

5) Get the specific ADDRESS early on so you can check.

6) Observe how he interacts with you, non-sexually. Try to ask questions about he feels about chivalry and values. It should be a gauge for you to see how considerate he’ll be later on.

7) For sugaring, stay away from short-tempered men. There’s a reason they’re not dating normally. If his anger is the reason, that means normal women don’t have a reason to stand the abuse. Stay away from that type of man.

8) Be wary of any man asking for personal info. Don’t be put in a position where you could be blackmailed.

Jack's Singin' the Shrine
Fleet Foxes

i’m really nervous about posting this BUT 

i do this a couple times a day just singing along to stuff, it’s nothing special but it’s helping me be conscious of how deep my voice is and to try not to default to making my voice higher and a lot of it is rocky but that’s what to expect on 5 months on T, so i’m okay with it

this was i think the second recording i did (i’m very out of breath at some parts and i apologize… i hate apologizing but like i said i’m nervous), i’m not gonna be posting the one where my voice cracks on a high note and i just start laughing but you can definitely hear a couple of them in this one, the hardest parts for me are sunshine - / in the morning but i’ll get there!

this is the shrine/an argument by fleet foxes. there’s an instrumental part in the middle that’s about 50 seconds long and i am way too tired to edit it, so enjoy the distant fleet foxes or skip it!

anyway thank you all for giving me encouragement to post this. it’s the first time i’ve ever recorded my voice and felt actual happiness from it and my voice has changed so much. i really appreciate your support & kindness throughout my journey <3