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anonymous asked:

I've been kinda apprehensive about Maryse x Luke just because wouldn't it be kind of unfair to Luke? Maryse has been so horrible towards downworlders that I can't help but think Luke deserves better, but as I said I don't really know what to think about this. Just wanted to get your opinion on this since you always seem to know what to say :)

I’d agree if Maryse hadn’t gone around sincerely trying to make things up with everyone, including Luke himself. Plus, we should remember Alec has been pretty awful to them in the past, too, but his relationship with Magnus isn’t unfair because he’s working hard at being better, just like Maryse is now.

And…honestly, Luke might be a Downworlder now and he might’ve tried to stop Valentine when things finally got too far – but Luke was part of the Circle all the way up until the Uprising occurred. He (and Jocelyn) turned a blind eye just as much as Maryse to Valentine’s initial behavior and sentiments. I think they all made mistakes in the past when they were younger, but what’s important is how they deal with those mistakes.

I don’t expect them to get together right away, but I would love to see them grow as allies, then friends, and then maybe something deeper as Maryse works to redeem herself. I think it’s important to show that there is a right way to deal with having held ignorant beliefs in the past – and that you don’t just throw your hands up and go well this is just how I am I can’t fix anything so I won’t bother. It’s nice to see characters owning up to it and apologizing to the people they’ve hurt. It’s still up to those who have been hurt whether they choose to forgive them or not – but as long as they’re allowed to make that choice without pressure, then that’s okay.

anonymous asked:

i have a really hard time feeling like my problems are legitimate, if that makes any sense? i feel like im overreacting or that i should be fine because its not that bad or theres more important things to worry about no matter whats upsetting me; even if logically i know that isnt true i cant get out of that mindset. and it keeps me from talking about it or even just venting because i feel like i cant burden people with my emotions because they dont matter

I understand you. It’s really easy to put down your own feelings, especially with the “someone has it worse” narrative. But your emotions do matter. Talking about it, working through it, that’s important. If you can’t do it anywhere else, make a tumblr for it, or come here and talk to us. If you just want us to read it without responding mark it [Don’t Respond]. If you want us to respond just send it in. Even if we can’t get to everyone, you can still talk to us.

-Lou the Lobster

wallysboyfriend  asked:

hey dw you're not being an asshat by setting boundaries

Don’t know you but I love you. 

(Also, what they said is important. You can set boundaries, you /should/. If someone makes you feel uncomfortable for whatever reason, you have a right to remove yourself from the situation. Whether that means no longer replying and blocking or maybe even shutting down your askbox because you’re not comfortable. You can take a break from your blog, you can do /anything/. It’s very important you put yourself first in the face of things that make you feel /not okay/.)

anonymous asked:

What should you do when your neighbours start realising you are on T and they don't know you are trans?

Could you come out to them?
Or ignore them.
If they aren’t someone important enough/that you talk to enough to come out to, I figure just not worrying about it is a good road to take.

Maybe followers could help more? - Matthew

anonymous asked:

Hi dad! Soon I'll have a very important exam, and I'm very anxious about it! Could Levi give me an encouraging speech? Sorry for my bad English <3

Heads up. Face forward. There is no way you should look back. There should be no worries in your eyes. Sure, this exam is important, but I have seen you try so hard in the past and I know that you can put your heart into it and fight. Do it and don’t think about the outcome. Now..no worrying. Give it your all and the outcome will be in your favour -Levi

anonymous asked:

I believe that Egypt was a diverse place and that nobody should declare it being black. They should know that they mostly consisted of Hamitics and that there was browns, blacks, beige and fair skinned people. Do you agree?

Ancient Egyptians/Kemites and the idea of them being either Black or White would be something completely foreign to them,; they were neither. Those are societal and racial constructs that have only existed for the last few hundred years. If you were to ask an Ancient Egyptian/Kemite, Semite, Roman, Greek, Celt, Phoenician, or even Visigoth if they believed they were “White”, they would have no idea what you were talking about. The more important question to ask is whether Ancient Egyptians were ethnically African. Which I whole heartily believe in. The “melting pot” didn’t occur until well into the Late Period of Ancient Egyptian history. While Ancient Egyptians were documented to be less hostile to foreigners than other peoples, there were no mass travels into the land which would have outnumbered and displaced the native Egyptians. Even the Hyksos people were severely outnumbered by the native Egyptians. And after their rulers were overthrown, the Egyptians kicked them out of the country; there was no whole scale miscegenation between the two people. Even Herodotus, the father of History, was on record saying that Ancient Egyptians had Black skin and woolly hair, and lived in the Late Period of Ancient Egypt, right before Alexander the Great and the Ptolemies took power.

It’s like the recent “evidence” that the scientists made about mummies they tested. I’m not surprised with the findings since all the 150 mummies they examined came from the latter part of Ancient Egyptian history, the New Kingdom to Roman Era. Into the Third Intermediate Period (which came right after NK) Egypt/Kemet was marked by divisions of the state for much of that time period and conquest and rule by foreigners from West Asia. So you have an influx of West Asian, Greek, and later Roman DNA coming into the area over the course of a thousand or so years…so I would be more aghast surprised if miscegenation did not occur. Now had they tested the genetics of some much older pharaonic mummies, like Khufu or Pepi II and it turned out they had Mediterranean or West Asian ancestry, I’d be more intrigued.

“Hamitic” a rather antiquated and altogether racist concept that began to be popular with academics in the 18th Century; which started out referring to language and NOT race. That Semitic and Caucasian peoples travelled from West Asia and settled in Northern Africa and are the true ancestors to the Ancient Egyptians, as well as the reason for their achievements in science and the arts. There is no historical evidence that supports that!  After the last Ice Age South Africa was the first place to melt and be livable for human existence. From there humans moved northward expanding into Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and eventually into Europe and Asia. Ancient Egypt is by the far the oldest recorded civilization in global history. If you look at their own artistic depiction of themselves, Egyptian skin tones ran the gamut of being a light golden to a very deep black. Scientists have tested the skin of mummies and have found large amounts of melanin in their bodies. Large amounts of Melanin means dark skin.

Today the Hamitic concepts have been widely discredited and are often referred to as the Hamitic Myth. The Hamitic term itself is considered to be pejorative. The Hamitic Myth stipulates that said people were intellectually superior to or more advanced than any of Sub-Saharan African descended peoples south of them. The Hamites came into Africa, taught the native Africans everything they knew, and that led to Ancient Egypt we know about today.

“Apart from relatively late Semitic influence…the civilizations of Africa are the civilizations of the Hamites, its history the record of these peoples and of their interaction with the two other African stocks, the Negro and the Bushman, whether this influence was exerted by highly civilized Egyptians or by such wider pastoralists as are represented at the present day by the Beja and Somali…The incoming Hamites were pastoral ‘Europeans’–arriving wave after wave–better armed, as well as quicker witted than the dark agricultural Negroes.“ - Charles Gabriel Seligman (1930)”

 The language group is no longer considered a useful concept, though the phrase Semito-Hamitic is a dated term for the Afro-Asiatic group. The notion of a Hamitic race is similarly problematic.

The Hamitic Myth was used as a justification for European colonial policy in Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries as well as the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. So no, I do not and will not consider Ancient Egypt Hamitic in origin.

REFERENCES

Methodology and African Prehistory edited by Joseph Ki-Zerbo

Africa from the Twelfth to the Sixteenth Century edited by Djibril Tamsir Niane

Methodology and African Prehistory, Volume 1 By Jacqueline Ki-Zerbo

The Forging of Races: Race and Scripture in the Protestant Atlantic World, 1600-2000 by Colin Kidd

History of Herodotus edited by Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, John Gardner Wilkinson

anonymous asked:

This is probably a stupid question, but how do you deal with and push through the pain in workouts and races? I feel like I could be so much faster but there are times when I can't seem to push past the hurt. I have it in my mind that running should always feel comfortable? Like for easy runs and even workouts and stuff. They should always feel smooth and I know that isn't right. I know deep down that workouts and races are going to suck. Any advice on how to take it to the next level?

I think “taking it to the next level” is definitely a process that one gains over their racing experience. You will more likely have that race where it just ‘clicks’ and you finally break through that mental barrier. As far as your comment about how running should always feel smooth and easy, get rid of that mindset!! Easy days are very important but you can’t expect to be able to endure pain if you don’t meet it in practice.
During regular runs and workouts, visualize yourself in a race. Do you ever slow down on an uphill because it gets tougher to keep the pace and it’s kind of just a typical reaction that you don’t really think about? Next time, approach the hill.. don’t slow down and keep the effort the same. You need to learn to push through to get to uncomfortable moments in your running. If you don’t embrace/experience uncomfortable moments you won’t be able to in a race!!
As far as during races, it’s always POSITIVE ENERGY over the NEGATIVE. You can’t have both in your mind. If your mind is telling you slow down, tell yourself to work your way up to the runner who is ahead of you.
Focusing on your breathing is so so important and a major distraction. Count your breaths with your strides.
It’s all about knowing YOU CAN DO IT. I like to go back to the workouts and long runs that were hard but I felt smooth. I put in the work and this is the time to let it shine.
I also pray a lot and ask God to give me the weapons I need for this battle and he always does.

anonymous asked:

Hey, you don't have to publish this at all/maybe shouldn't, but I wanted to tell you that the person sending you a bunch of asks also messaged my friend for a year. The questions started simple but then became personal and invasive- we have noticed it happening to a lot of people in the hxh Tumblr community and if you feel uncomfortable with this person you should block them. They have switched urls a few times so it's hard to track them. Wanted to let you know. Also you're great and cool. 👍🏻

I’m gonna post this because I think it’s important. Thanks for the heads up, dude. Good lookin’ out forreal <3

(for reference, I believe anon is speaking about tokyghoulkaneki WHATEVERTHEFUCK its too long of a name but you guys get the gist. please, watch out? you don’t have to reply to anyone you don’t feel okay replying to. please put yourself first and stay safe.)

To The Digimon Fandom (Read If You Want~)

If you are obnoxious over Meiko and Meicoomon and can’t understand (reasonable) points for people to dislike said characters, unfollow/block me.

Better yet, stop bothering and annoying people who dislike/hate those characters - period. Meiko being important to the plot doesn’t automatically mean that everyone will adore her nor should they have to do so :)

And you doing so won’t make the fans who dislike them suddenly like them and it just needlessly annoys other fans. You can be a Digimon fan without enjoying Meiko and Meicoomon’s characters.

The Digimon fandom was always a fun fandom for me to be in, so just unfollow/block/blacklist what you don’t like and keep on liking the Meiko content that you do enjoy and everyone can be happy. We know you like Meiko but that doesn’t mean we want your justifications on every post that we make about her, Tri and Adventure overall. We are allowed to dislike new characters based on our own experiences and what we like and dislike in fictional characters.

That’s all ^_^

Thanks for reading my little vent here and have a good day :)

P.S. if you don’t want to see my Meiko ‘hate’ (more like disappointment as I dislike character types like the one she and Meicoomon are), either block me or blacklist ‘//meiko’ if you have xkit. 

Originally posted by astrakii

anonymous asked:

big daddy space ghost, I offer a pleasantly cold bed at night, comfortable silence between strangers, and the sensation of knowing that you're somewhere you really shouldn't be. Should she be as important to me as I make her to be? Does it make sense to love her?

LOVE RARELY MAKES SENSE STOP THINKING ABOUT IT IN THOSE TERMS

Hey, guys!

No, I have not forgotten about the Alker region! I think about it all the time.

I’ve kind of run into a dilemma. So, a while back I decided to reveal things as the story goes, and that’s the problem. I really can’t post anything new to the region until the story progresses. I’ve had thoughts about how I should go along writing, what the order should be, etc. I don’t know whether I should write it as a narrative, second-perspective(example: you run into a pokemon), or as a script where dialogue just happens. I’m pondering if the story should be written to follow one protagonist or just them in general, and what pokemon they catch, and if I should mention that at all in the story. Should I write just major plot points or should I include things like battling wild pokemon, NPC’s, and gym leaders? There’s a lot to think about. I don’t know what I should do about the pacing and everything. 

I was seriously thinking if I should have an assistant, someone who knows just about everything about the plot to help me pace and write the story. I might have you guys vote on whether you want the story told from your perspective or from one of the protagonists, and if so, which one. I would like maybe one assistant that could help with the story! Most of the things like stats and pokemon are pretty much set. I really want to keep working on this region! I still have summer homework and will pretty much be gone for a month while I’m at CSSSA. I need someone who’s available pretty much anytime I am, which can be unpredictable, and someone who’s willing to listen to my ideas. 

I’m also thinking of animating a promotional video, though I don’t know whether I should make it now(so there’s bits of spoilery stuff that you guys can be all “OOH CONSPIRACY” about) or if I should wait until the region’s story and stuff are almost done so it’s like a wrap-up and for newcomers who want to discover the region.

What do you guys think?

anonymous asked:

What do you think is the best way to test someone's measure of fitness? Military and law enforcement is obsessed with timed push-ups, sit-ups and distance running. I've always been able to pass and never really been fit so I know it's crap 😂

I know! It’s a shame that those tests are a priority. I do think distance running is important in the military, as that is a necessary task in many instances. For law enforcement, a sprint test would probably be better suited, as you’re never really going to chase someone by foot for much longer than 400 meters…

Otherwise, a lactate threshold test could be helpful, but the equipment is much more expensive. As such, it wouldn’t be feasible to test for most small-town police forces or the like.

They cover aerobic fitness, but there should be some shorter sprint test, because sprinting ability will be vital in the military or in any other armed forces. 50-100 meter sprints could be useful.

I do like push-up/pull-up tests, because bodyweight movements should be a basic measurement of fitness that any “fit” person should be able to execute with relative ease.

Sit-ups are foolish because a.) they’re a very basic core exercise b.) they cause more disc issues than a lot of other movements, and c.) the rate at which someone can perform sit-ups isn’t going to effect their performance in any of those jobs. Instead, I would probably have them do a plank test, as there is a lot of isometric core demand with carrying heavy vests and whatnot.

I also think there should be some sort of 1 RM squat or bench press test, because you should have to be reasonably strong to withstand any type of strike or tackle.

Basically, sit-up tests are outdated and need to go.

Father told you not to do this, that none of his children should love each other this way. Not because you were kin, because by the rules of ethereal law you aren’t kin, but because it would distract you from what’s truly important, worshipping “true good” as father puts it. But you love him. You love his wings and the way they glow. You love the way his tongue spells out every word of enochian. You love his golden skin and everlasting light. He is beautiful and he thinks you are too. Father doesn’t know, but you can’t hide it much longer. Your love isn’t mean to be hidden.

((ok guys

((i think i’m gonna take a break from asks again

yeah yeah, i know i really should stop putting this blog off

but don’t worry! i have substitute for asks: you guys can request stuff to me! and it doesnt necessarily have to be from the expression board i reblogged a while ago, it can be anything, as long as it isn’t far too detailed and intricate

so, go ahead and send me stuff! i also might reblog a couples meme thing you can request from ;;

sorry im leaving you guys hangin so much haha, ill be back to asks in maybe 2 or 3 days

Gena rereads RepComm
Hard Contact: Chapter 2 - Etain

There isn’t actually overly much to say about this section. It’s more set-up, really. 

Though, and there will be more on this later, Etain later indicates she has no idea about the existence of the clone trooper army—despite the Battle of Geonosis being three months ago, and Etain definitely has not been on Qiilura for three months. In this chapter, Etain also notes that she knows about Uthan and she knows Uthan is a high-priority target, and being a vague threat to Uthan is enough to get her bodyguard to wipe you out. But, Uthan is a high-priority target because she’s developing a nanovirus which should affect only clone troopers. In the previous section, Zey says this is why Uthan is important.

I don’t understand how Etain could know Uthan is important, but doesn’t know why. Like, there’s literally no other reason to be on Qiilura, no other reason to steal the floorplans.

Also, Jinart is so funny when you know already how things pan out. She’s just having too much fun with the mysterious and cryptic woman thing here.

Reminder
  • You are worthy even if you are disabled.
  • You are worthy even if you cannot work or hold a job
  • You are worthy even if you cannot support yourself.
  • You are worthy even if you cost your loved ones a lot of money because of your medical care
  • you are worthy even if you are homeless

How you are treated speaks to the people in power and their priorities, not your inherent worth as a human being. You are beautiful, special, and important & your life matters. I know you didn’t ask to be sick or disabled, and anything that happened bc of that is not your fault. I love you <3 

In this time where the world, as well as kpop is becoming more aware of the impact of mental illness. I’d like to reiterate just how important it is that we realize idols are not perfect and that we should not expect them to be. To be an idol, you have to be so incredibly brave because you really don’t know if you’re going to make it or if you’ll be left behind. And even when you make it, there is still a lack of clarity and you have endless expectations thrust upon you. So, thank you to all Idols, whether a trainee or debuted, because you are pursing your dreams and giving so much hope to others.

anonymous asked:

You do threaten me though. Your existence threatens my world because you exist in a grey area. You dye your hair unnatural colours and stretch out your earlobes to show that you do not conform, but all I feel when I see pictures of you is fear. Because you pretend to be tiny and cute but who you truly are...well, it doesn't exist, so you are not supposed to be who you are, and I am terrified by that. Do you think you are so important that people must pluralize your pronoun?

Okay, I hear you. So I don’t think you have any reason to be afraid of me– you can’t really control how you feel, but you can control how you think, so I’m going to try to reason with you point by point and let you know why I don’t think you should be afraid of me. All that I ask is that you read this with an open mind.

- I don’t dye my hair or stretch my ears as some sort of exercise of non-conformity– I just like the way it looks. It isn’t even really an act of non-conformity because the society, that I live in permits that type of self-expression– it’s allowed. I’m not breaking the law or anything.

- I really don’t know what to make of you suggesting that who I am doesn’t exist, or that I am something that I am not supposed to be. I don’t particularly believe in any sort of creator so I don’t know who exactly would be the authority on what I’m “supposed to be,” but I really don’t think that you’re the authority on who I should or shouldn’t be, because we’ve never met. Also, you claim that what I am doesn’t exist, but I really think you should tell that to all of the terrifying, like-minded people in my inbox that are asking me if it’s okay to express themselves the way that they want to. They’re afraid to act on their feelings, or in other words: they’re afraid to be themselves. I personally don’t think that there’s anything scary about them.

- Self-importance is kind of tough for any individual to avoid, because we can only really experience life in our own shoes. We have to prioritize ourselves to some extent or else we won’t take care of ourselves– which is exactly what I’m trying to do. So yeah, I guess I do think I’m kind of important… at least important enough to try and give myself as good of a life as I can, but I don’t really think that’s abnormal. I like to be referred to a specific way, because that’s what’s most comfortable for me. You wouldn’t want someone to call you the wrong name; I don’t want someone to refer to me using the wrong pronouns (Quick sidenote: when referring to a shadowy figure whose identity is concealed by a cloak and a mask you would describe their actions by saying something like “they reached for the doorknob,” because their gender is indeterminate; therefore, singular they/them pronouns exist).

Look, the main thing to focus on is that I really don’t mean you any harm– I truly don’t! I hope that you can go on to live a happy life. I just couldn’t leave this, because historically, nothing good ever comes from this kind of fear.

I don't think people who say we're overreacting about Wonder Woman understand

When you’re a girl, you don’t get to see women be cool, not as often as boys get to see men be cool.

You don’t get to see them fly and fight bad guys and be people you want to BE, do you know what I mean?

Guys get the cool super powers and girls get romance subplots.

Girls with powers are reduced to smaller roles and we have to make up fanfics and extended material that makes them the main character cuz male writers don’t need them for anything but romance plots.

Just look at girls on Tumblr.

Obsessed with white males.

Love em.

Can’t get enough of that white guy named Chris.

Why?

I assume because they’re attractive in every socially constructed way.

And because they get to be the telekinetic, edgy angsty guy whose mom died who deserves all of our sympathy and attention.

So when people say Wonder Woman is a great movie but people are exaggerating how important it is that she be a role model, or that girls should look up to their mothers…

Like you don’t get how cool it is to be able to see someone like you do cool stuff. Your mom is great but she’s mundane, no offense to mothers. She’s not magical, she’s the kind of person you don’t appreciate until you’re older. And she’s not the type of person EVERYONE knows and recognizes and looks up to. Wonder Woman is, well now she really is. And she’s visible, she’s much more tangible, as fictional characters always ARE to mainstream audiences. So little girls get to see this awesome fictional lady…

-and you don’t have to pretend you’re a guy.

You don’t have to pretend that you’re not different from the people we’ve been told are the “desirable” people to be.

Wonder Woman is not only a great movie and a lovely social commentary.

But on a basic level, the more subconscious level of internalized feelings, of self identity and self love ?

I mean, are you a heartless monster or do you really have a problem with girls, and boys too, seeing a woman kick ass and not be the object of desire.

But the person everyone wants to be?

You show girls that they can be awesome, that they have more of a role in human existence than just being shallow love interests and you show boys that there are women they can look up to.

You got this larger than life woman acting as an icon for everyone, and for ONCE, this icon is female. Yes, the human race is represented, and idealized, in super heroes. Who are often male. Which says that our idealized self…is male.

So Wonder Woman being an idealistic superhero, our perfect self, the human shaped being we want to be…well. She’s female and BY WANTING TO BE HER…we say that there is nothing wrong with being female.

And yes yes yes yes argue that they have real life women they could look up to.

But do you really think most little boys want to learn about Madam Curie or Queen Isabella or Antoinette?

That’s boring history stuff.

Wonder Woman reaches a huge audience.

She’s more tangible, for children that is.

She feels more real than stuffy historical figures.

Stop acting like Wonder Woman being a role model is to be underplayed or devalued.

It’s important for people to feel EXCITED and exhilarated by a super hero who’s not a straight white snarky nihilistic male.

It gets their dusty little hearts beating and their minds thinking, hopefully.

Will it change anything politically, no.

Wonder Woman can’t impeach trump unfortunately.

But can it change how girls see themselves, how boys see women, how people look at what it means to be human?

Well maybe.

So TL;DR- shut up. Wonder Woman is amazing. And shame on you for trying to take her away from children, you’re a menace and I need to talk to you, adult to adult.

Are you sure?
  • Harry: You don't have to do it... I mean-
  • Draco: No, I want to. Are you sure it's what you want?
  • Harry: Yes, absolutely. I just don't want you to feel like I'm pressuring you into this.
  • Draco: No, no! You're not. I just don't want you to regret it afterwards.
  • Harry: I would never!
  • Draco: Are you sure? I feel like-
  • Ron: Oh my god, will you two just pick a dessert and be done with it already?