this is special and personal only for me

@ladygaga: I don’t know how to put a price on a friendship. I’m not even sure how you can assess the size of its meaning, only really your heart truly knows and it’s too special for words. I feel two competing feelings. Firstly, that I will live everyday with more passion, more determination, more compassion and more giving than ever before. Because that’s who she was, and it’s what drew us to each other, and I know it’s what she always wanted for me. She had this incredible way of releasing me from the anchor of my own sadness that held me back, she loved me fearlessly while I learned how to cope with fame and stay inspired no matter how scared I was. She knew all I cared about was the music. She made that ok. The other feeling I have is that of being robbed of the last 10 years of my life, friendship and career with her. Like someone took her from us, and with that taking took all the good times. I know that’s not true, and I know that I have those memories forever, I’m just in shock that I will never have new ones with her. I’m in shock that I won’t see her again until I pass too. I vow to be a little stronger everyday for her because that’s what she would have wanted, I vow to be stronger for anyone who’s lost somebody to cancer. I’m a part of that family now. I vow to be a warrior for her and be a voice for cancer patients so the world can continue to improve the dialogue and the fight. I loved her. I still love her. And I love so much her husband Andre, stepson Sante, and friends. I made them some food yesterday. I will keep cooking. Cooking my soul until it understands this.

Last thing I told her, “Go find Joanne, Sonj.” Somehow I think she did. @sonjad7777 #sonjadurham #grigiogirls

I made this blog just shy of 2 months ago and never once thought i’d get over 100 followers. You all have just been so kind, friendly, understanding and caring and I honestly couldn’t POSSIBLY thank you enough for what you’ve done for me as a person, not only just as a mun behind this blog. You’ve all done just so much for me, and I am eternally grateful!

Special Mention to my lovely wife ♥ If not for her, I would not have joined tumblr, nor would I probably have joined this fandom as Mipha. Thank you, darling! 

@herosluminis // @crimsonzora

I know this measly bias list can’t possibly do enough to express my gratitude to you all, and I apologize in advance that there’s no possible way I can mention you all. In this, I want to give a shout out to those that have affected my life one way or another.

@forgottcnrcalm@neahsinferno, @zorasmonarch@arrowgantrito // @thewolfishhero, @silentwilds // @forgedbyheaven, @shadowofcourage, @silencedchampion, @hyliian, @diluculumreginae, @twilightbound, @traitorousakuma, @ofxarcane, @sheikahmade, @ritochamp, @aeirial, @thegerudochampion, @siilentchampion, @eradition, @sapixntia, @forgottenluck, @lcylines, @zorasheir, @ancient-wishes, @outbraves, @heiirloom, @bravelink // @spiritussilvam, @noahwisdom, @heroburden, @urbaesa, @blademxster, @acrisolum, @silcnthime, @badtiimeciity, @pinklocksoflove, @domainprince, @miphasxgrace

Love how people ask me “ Where is the nude version ?
“why no nude version of Penelope ?
I just don´t post it because  people can´t be happy with the stuff thats already excist 
sry but if I want to post the nude version, then I post it , if not then not 
thats how it is 
and if you asking an artist all the time or complain the person is less willing to post the stuff you´re asking for. 
I have also artist who don´t post some special stuff and I never gonna see it because its only for patreon but damn they have they reasons for it and just be happy with the stuff thats artist give to you 

so stop asking because this will change nothing :T 

Thank you @assbuttbaek for the tag^^ (this will be long omg)

THE LAST
1. Drink: bubbole tea lol

2. Phone call: mother

3. Text message: my boyfriend

4. Song you listened to: on call by luhan

5. Time you cried: for sadness? idk

6. Dated someone twice: no

7. Been cheated on: kind of once

8. Kissed someone and regretted it: i dont have regrets for anything so no

9. Lost someone special: yeah

10. Been depressed: at the time i thought it was depressione but now i feel like i was only stupid lol

11. Gotten drunk and thrown up: this is weird, like i drink a lot but i dont throw up

LIST 3 FAVORITE COLORS:
1. baby pink 2. baby blue 3. yellow

IN THE LAST YEAR HAVE YOU…

15. Made new friends: yes

16. Fallen out of love: yeah

17. Laughed until you cried: I ALWAYS CRY WHEN I LAUGH

18. Found out someone was talking about you: no and i dont care tbh

19. Met someone who changed you: no?

20. Found out who your true friends are : no

21. Kissed someone on your Facebook list: idk my boyfriend?

22. How many of your Facebook friends do you know in real life: i really dont know

23. Do you have any peti: 4 dogs

24. Do you want to change your name: no

25. What did you do for your last birthday: mm nothing special

26. What time did you wake up: 6.30 am

27. What were you doing at midnight last night: read

28. Name something you cannot wait for: exo concert :(

29. When was the last time you saw your mother: 10 minutes ago

30. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life: i would like to live not in italy

31. What are you listening to right now: nothing

32. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: ….no

33. Something getting on your nerves: my mom (but i love her haha)

34. Most visited website: tumblr and instagram

35. Elementary: what

36. High school: shit

37. College: i dont study there

38. Hair color: now brown

39. Long or short hair: medium

40. Do you have a crush on someone: i actually love bbh :(((

41. What do you like about yourself: my green eyes. my hands and my mouth

42. Piercings: 5

43. Blood type: I think it is AB

44. Nickname: susi, ananas 

45. Relationship status: i have a boyfriend

46. Zodiac sign: Taurus

47. Pronouns: she/her

48. Favorite tv show: i dont like them

49. Tattoos: no

50. Right or left hand: right

FIRST…

51. Surgery: one…

52. Piercing: 5

54. Sport: swimming

55. Vacatio: the last one in portugal

56. Pair of trainers: ???

MORE GENERAL…

57. Eating: wut

58. Drinking: BLUEBERRY JUICE

59. I’m about to: read chanbaek ..

61. Waiting for: my holiday

62. Want: exo concert tbh

63. Get married: no.

64. Career: aesthetician

65. Hugs or kisses: hugs

66. Lips or eyes: eyes

67. Shorter or taller: im tall so talare :(

68. Older or younger: older

70. Nice arms or nice stomach: arms

71. Sensitive or lord: idk….

72. Hook up or relationship: rn nothing

73. Troublemaker or hesitant: …idk

HAVE YOU EVER…

74. Kissed a stranger?: mmm no

75. Drank hard liquor?: yeah

76. Lost glasses contact/lenses?: i don’t wear them

77. Turned someone down?: no

78. Had sex on first date?: idk how to put it 

79. Broken someone’s heart?: yeah

80. Had your heart broken?: yeah

81. Been arrested?: no

82. Cried when someone died?: yes :((((((((

83. Fallen for a friend?: no.

DO YOU BELIEVE IN…

84. Yourself?: honestly too much

85. Miracles?: yeah 

86. Love at first sight?: idk tbh

87. Santa Claus?: ……………no

88. Kiss on the first date?: yes

89. Angels?: yep nope

90. Current best friend’s name: michela

91. Eye color: dark brown

92. Favorite movie: waaaaah idk rn

I tag : @fyncten @grinding-on-baek @karmen19 @305heaux @byunchen @baekhyuntella @mochibaeks @chanbaekah

anonymous asked:

you're welcome! it's a really easy detail to miss since those two scenes are so far apart, but even the rest of the series is pretty consistent about the wild card = "potential"/素養 thing. iirc it's even used in at least one official blogpost about p5 as "ワイルド"という特別な素養 ("a special potential known as 「wild card」"). since lavenza doesn't mention anything else, unless they mention anything else eventually, it looks like that's the only reason joker and goro were picked.

YES THANK YOU FOR THIS it really does clear things up a lot lmao i’ve seen more than one person saying stuff like “he was chosen because he was inherently a bad kid” or something and those really rubbed me the wrong way, for obvious reasons

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Tagged by: @sketchydrawer

Rules: Tell me your favorite character  from 10 fictional works ( shows, movies, novels, etc ) and tag 10 people.

Here are 8 overly dramatic gifs of 8 overly dramatic angsty characters I love. And three more mentions at the bottom of people I can’t find Gifs of. Theyre’ all overly dramatic too. Only Sonia Semyonovna is undramatic and just a nice person. She gets some special love.

Roy Batty (Blade Runner)

Revan (Knights of the Old Republic)

Galadriel (Silmarillion & Lord of the Rings)

Sauron (Silmarillion)

Hamlet

Kisuke Urahara (Bleach)

Michael Corleone (Godfather I &II)

Bi-Han (Mortal Kombat)

Sonia Semyonovna from Crime and Punishment, Fëanor also from the Silmarillion, Ivan Karamazov from Brothers Karamazov

Tagging: @teenagebarbarianbeard @therealpoesdaughter @moonchilddust @busy-matches @bigsleevescollects @cryptid-coalition @obelisk-of-light

Mermaids have a special ability. Through touch, they can erase memories of themselves from that person as a way of defense and a method of keeping safe.


Did I say this au would be fluff only? whoops.

PSA: DRAG IS NOT CONSENT

So I went to drag con this past weekend (and I could write paragraphs on the experience alone, but that’s a rant for another time) and the first thing my friend and I did was attend the UNHhhh Live panel. Overall it was a special and amazing experience, but ONE THING, or should I say person, marred it.

This person decided it was a good idea to get up and read PORNOGRAPHIC fan fiction ABOUT Trixie and Katya OUT LOUD to Trixie and Katya. – AFTER THEY ASKED HER NOT TO! Trixie straight up said “no, please don’t.” and the bitch goes “Oh, just a few” and proceeds to take up 5 entire minutes (which doesn’t sound long, but trust me, it’s a lifetime when only 15 minutes are allotted for questions, others are waiting to ask theirs, and everyone in the room is uncomfortable) reading them DESPITE THE QUEENS’ EXPLICIT WISHES!

Let me be VERY clear here. I don’t care how well you THINK you know a queen because you’re a fan, you never, EVER have the right to put someone in that position. They were kind enough to humor her for one, but despite the fact that both queens and the captive audience were visibly uncomfortable, SHE WENT ON! Trixie had to FORCIBLY stop her mid sentence on her third (and most explicit) reading. It was truly awful. I later learned that Trixie’s boyfriend was also in the audience making the whole situation even more awkward and embarrassing.

I don’t know who this girl thought she was, how old she was, what possessed her to think this was a good idea, or why no one cares enough about her to stop her from doing this, but what she did to those queens is COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE. Please spread the word, tell your friends and neighbors, that NO MEANS NO, even in drag. Please remember that these queens are real people, they still reserve the right to a certain amount of privacy, and they still deserve your respect. DRAG DOES NOT NECESSARILY EQUAL CONSENT.

Thank you.

Darkiplier and Antisepticeye

Ok first of all, holy mother of fucks, @markiplier ‘s valentine’s day video was absolutely the best thing ever! (along with @therealjacksepticeye ‘s halloween video).

if you haven’t watch Mark’s video, I suggest you you go now before reading this post (if you actually even read it xD) because it might contain spoilers.

Ok so we now have physical proof of Darkiplier’s existence, just like Anti’s. I love how they both act alike with the glitches and all, but they’re still so different from each other. from what I saw with Jack and Anti, it seems like Anti fights Jack for control of the physical body. Anti was restless, he’d do anything and everything to take full control of Jack’s body, including killing Jack which is kinda what he did in the halloween video when he cut his throat. He just wanted freedom, and he has no problem in blaming us (the fans) for his actions towards Jack (“you all said my name”, “YOU” “its all your fault” “you all made this happen” “you could’ve stopped me… but you just watched as this happened” “now he’s gone forever”). He knows exactly what to say to make us feel guilty. that sounds an awful lot like a sociopath. I might be wrong but I just did some research (I wouldn’t be writing this without doing my homework ahah) and some of the traits are:

  • Repeated violations of the law
  • Pervasive lying and deception
  • Physical aggressiveness
  • Reckless disregard for safety of self or others
  • Consistent irresponsibility in work and family environments
  • Lack of remorse

you can see most of these behaviors in Anti. Antisepticeye is a sociopath.


now Darkiplier on the other hand…


from what I saw in mark’s valentine’s day video, Dark looked like he had more self control. he seemed awfully calm. he wasn’t trying to fight Mark for a chance of controling the body. he was waiting for Mark to actually let him in (”I’ve been waiting patiently” “he promised he would let me in again”) and this makes me think… Dark is strong enough to take over Mark’s body without actually attacking Mark the way Anti did with Jack. and Mark knows it. so he made a deal. he would let Dark get in from time to time, if he promised not to hurt anyone. obviously Dark wouldn’t keep that promise like we see in the 14 million subs video for example. now lets take a look at some of the psychopath traits:

  • Lack of guilt/remorse
  • Lack of empathy
  • Lack of deep emotional attachments
  • Narcissism
  • Superficial charm
  • Dishonesty
  • Manipulativeness
  • Reckless risk-taking

I don’t know about you but these scream Darkiplier to me. you can see how emotionally detached he is from us. he just wants to toy with our emotions. this is all but a game to him. and he doesn’t care about the consequences (”take your pick. anything of four different choices”, “and lets see how far down this rabbit hole really goes” “so take your pick. show me what you got”, “and maybe we’ll have a good date after all”). he gives us a sense of security and happiness(?) (”if dinner is what you want, then I can provide”, “and I can take you to wherever you’d like to go”), only to be crushed by a statement that makes us fear for our own life (”I can specially take you to places where you DON’T want to go”), leaving us on the edge. he makes us think he actually cares about us (”I’ve been waiting a long time to get some personal space between us”), when he actually just wants to hurt us (”THERE’S NOTHING YOU OR HE CAN DO TO STOP ME”, “youre never, ever going to escape me”).

and if you notice, after you’ve chosen who to kill, you’ll see that if you choose the left option, Mark looks so worried and empathetic over us, trying to reassure us… after all we just killed someone and he’s worried about us (compared to the Mark we’re left with, if you choose the right option). at the end, it turns out we killed the wrong Mark, and we’re left with Dark in front of us. for a second we believed we killed the right Mark, seeing how calm and not evil M(D)ark was acting towards us. that is manipulation. Dark made us believe we were safe now, that we made the right choice, only to crush that sense of safeness right when we were starting to get confortable and at peace (”oops… looks like you made the wrong choice”, “but now we’re going to be together…. forever”)

I strongly believe Darkiplier is a psychopath and Antisepticeye is a sociopath. they both act differently towards Jack and Mark and their fans, but at the same time, in a very similar way. I believe the reason Anti is so glitchy and Dark is so “HD quality” (xD) is because Anti forced his way into Jack and obviously thats gonna leave some damage, while Dark waited (im)patiently for his turn to take over the body.


I just want to congratulate @therealjacksepticeye and @markiplier for portraying these characters, made up by the fans, so unbelievably well, and thank them for taking their time to make something, created by the community, come true like this. you guys are amazing.


this is just my theory, if you disagree or have something to say, I’d be more than happy to hear your theories, but don’t be rude or anything.

also, if you read this giant post till the end, thank you so much for taking your time to do so :) sorry if this was a bit confusing xD 

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edit: if you want a bit more input on their disorders, take a look at this post

please, I would love to hear your opinions on it

OtaYuri headcanons bc I am Suffering

- Yuri always loses his hairties so Otabek has some on his wrist

- also! Otabek is A+ hair braider

- whenever Otabek gets his undercut reshaved Yuri likes to run his hands over the buzzed part

- when they start dating when Yuri's 18, Otabek is lectured by Nikolai, Yakov, and Victor & Yuuri

- Yuri grows taller than Otabek

- he’s a dick about it, using his BF as an armrest and calling him smol

- Otabek teaches Yuri how to drive a motorcycle

- it’s a bad idea

- like yikes. so much roadrage.

- Yuri grows cacti and names them (after skaters but DON’T TELL ANYONE)

- they call each other ‘Beka’ and ‘Yura’

- Yuri secretly loves rom-coms

- they’re both pretty bad cooks so they get by on simple stuff

- except Katsudon (Otabek learns how to make it from Yuuri and makes it for special occasions)

- Yuri remains the only person to make Otabek genuinely laugh

- Otabek likes getting up early but Yuri is more of the 'don’t touch me til noon’ kind of dude

- bc of this Otabek wakes him with coffee and forehead kisses

- Yuri sends Otabek random Snapchats of things that remind him of his BF ('Look Beka it’s you!’ *insert picture of trash can*)

- Yuri has JJ on Snapchat and views his story out of pure spite. He then gripes about JJ to his BF

- Yuri steals Otabek’s clothes

- Otabek has a younger sister who LOVES Yuri

- Yuri is kind of confused at first - a child doesn’t hate him??? what??? - but he grows to act like another big brother

- Yuri knits as anger management and makes some of the people he likes sweaters to go with their personality. (Victor’s is pink and silver, Yuuri’s is a rainbow, Chris’s is red and has a boob panel. Otabek gets a black one and matching gloves.)

- they’re not big on PDA

- but a lot of times they’ll hold hands or hook their pinkies together

BASICALLY they may be world-class ice skaters but are actually just dorks who adore each other

Let’s talk for a bit, because I’ve known about this for a while and I think now’s a good time to explain how I feel about using music not originally written for OC’s. This might be a lengthy read, because it’s personal. This vid was one of the first to use Tokyovania as Ink Sans’ theme.

I absolutely love when music can be associated with a character. I think it’s magical when a track makes you think of something you love or enjoy, and I love seeing messages or comments that I track I wrote would fit someone’s OC, because it feels special. Originally, this video was meant to be a tribute, with my track as the proposed theme, and I didn’t worry about it. After all, I didn’t write Tokyovania for Ink Sans, I wrote it for personal reasons, and I was sure most would understand that.

After a few months, it started to catch on for some reason that this indeed was written for him. A few other tribute vids were posted, and my name was nowhere to been seen as the artist of the track. On some videos, the name was also changed to Inklovania. The “Tokyo” was just erased, on a song containing the melody of “Tokyo Teddy Bear”, an incredibly special track I adored in 2014-2015. 

Back then I was in high school. It was me against the world, and I had two friends. Things became rough around September in 2015, and I’ll keep the events hidden because they’re not something I need a reminder of. By December I was alone, and I had nowhere to turn but to music. I walled myself off and focused on composing, and being quietly alone all the time eventually led to the idea of Undertronic.

It was around this time that I decided to compose a remix of Tokyo Teddy Bear, as it’s a song I associate with wishing I could be anywhere else when things aren’t great. Seeing as I was also remixing Undertale at the time, I thought I’d combine it with another track, as a particular character was also in the same situation as I was, in terms of emotion.

In short, it was a special little remix to me and it would stay that way until Ink Sans became involved. Like I mentioned, I love when others use my music for OC’s, but I started to realize there was something wrong when I was accused of stealing this theme from Ink Sans, that it solely belonged to him, that I didn’t write it and I was a terrible person.

And the list goes on and was almost constant. To many, I’ve been disregarded as the artist of the track because “It doesn’t matter who wrote it,” and nothing hurts more to a musical artist than having a personal song be taken, even accidentally, from you and it suddenly becomes something else. The meaning behind the song no longer matters, and no matter what I do, this song will always be known as his theme. 

It feels like a inconceivable back-stab knowing that literally millions believe this is his theme. I don’t even want to know how many would believe I stole the track from an OC, as if an actual artist doesn’t exist and the track magically created itself. Months went by, then a year went by, and I was very bitter about this track and the accusations I kept receiving. Finally I decided to write a response, and this response was “Tokyovania Control.”

I wrote in the description that I didn’t like the old Tokyovania. This is only partially true. I loved it for what it represented to me, I hated it for how I was being treated because of it.

If you may have noticed, I included new lyrics for Tokyovania Control. It was a slightly hidden, but direct message to how I felt, and it started at 0:53. Breakdown of the meaning is in the brackets.

How’d I get this feeling?  [How’d it come to this?]
I am running from this beauty,  [I am running from Tokyovania.]
Misunderstood or  [It’s been misunderstood what the track is about.]
Whom it’s made for?  [Who was the track made for? Even I’m not sure now.]
There’s no purpose,  [The song has lost its original meaning.]
Words are worthless.  [Explaining/arguing won’t do anything.]
Well, it’s still charming.  [I still adore the track though. It was special to me.]
I’d say “Sorry.”  [Sorry, it was my mistake to let harsh words harm me.]
“My mistake to let it harm me.”
“Pardon my writing.”  [Pardon my music, I’m sorry I got in your way, I should be thankful that this track is loved right? Indeed I am selfish for believing my name should be next to Tokyovania.]
Though it hurts, it still sounds special taken from me,
“Heh, oh well.”  [Though it hurts, Tokyovania still sounds special taken from me. There’s nothing I can do now, so oh well.]

It was hidden well, and I didn’t expect anyone to catch on. And I was right, no one figured out why these lyrics were added or what they meant.

So no, I still don’t mind when a track I write is used for an OC’s theme. I only mind when I become non-existent as the producer, because “Who cares who wrote it, just enjoy the music.” I also mind when I am repeatedly told my work doesn’t belong to me, and I’m a horrible person for stealing a theme that belongs to an OC.

It’s one of the reasons I tend to include signature melodies in my music now. I don’t want to be forgotten or disassociated with my work. I don’t want to be told I don’t deserve to be the artist. Is it annoying? To some it is, but it’s a hell of a lot better than going through another Tokyovania situation. Having a track recognized by millions as an OC’s theme scares me much more than having someone simply steal the track, and nothing is worse to a musician than being repeatedly told my work doesn’t belong to me anymore, it belongs to an OC, and I’m scum for thinking otherwise.

I suppose what I’m trying to say, is be careful when you decide to pick songs to represent OC’s or AU’s. You may think no harm will be done, but it’s impossible to tell if something will take off. I don’t think this has ever been discussed before. I haven’t seen any musicians write about this, or share their thoughts. But I am friends with many of the Undertale remixers, and it’s sad to see that this has also been happening to one of my best friends Kamex with his “Your Best Friend” remix:

His music is gorgeous. He’s so kind & doesn’t deserve to be treated this way. If the remix is titled “Undertale Remix”, that does not mean it is an AU Remix. It is a remix for Undertale. But because this theme was used in an AU theme compilation video, the track apparently belongs to Underfresh. Again, no artist apparently exists and track magically created itself. Even worse, he feels he needs to prove it, so far as to say he has the project files if he needs to show it. To some, he’s not even respected as the producer. If you understand how I feel with Tokyovania, you can imagine how he feels as well.

Even Inktale’s creator recognizes Tokyovania as a theme for Ink, though it’s probably accidental.

Which makes me feel even more guilty, because I hate bringing people down. And knowing this wasn’t written for the AU will probably be a disappointing let-down.

So that’s about it, I thought I might as well share my thoughts, now that it’s almost been a year since this has been going on.

On another note, I’ve been working on something for Dusttale and Outertale. The Dusttale track will probably be the next vid, I dunno.

[Edit: I took a look to see if there were any comments marked as held for review, and the first one I find is-]

[The word choice gets more colorful in there.]

Okay guys, for writing/general reference, a bit about what a ‘blacksmith’ is and isn’t:

A blacksmith is a generalist, a person who uses tools and fire to work iron.  Some blacksmiths work more specifically, so you get, say, an architectural blacksmith, who focuses more or less exclusively on things like gates, rails, fences, or an artist blacksmith, who makes wacky sculptures or what have you.  These days, though, that’s a pretty blurry line.  ‘Blacksmith’ is a pretty damn broad term, but it’s nowhere near broad enough to cover everything encompassed in ‘metalworker’, which is how I often see it used.  There are a LOT of different skills for working metal, and no one knows them all.  Some other terms:

A farrier shoes horses.  They may make the shoes, or they may buy them and then size them, but they actually do the shoeing.  Unless the blacksmith is also a farrier, they don’t know shit about horses’ hooves and are not qualified to deal with them and probably don’t want to.

A blacksmith works IRON (or steel), usually almost exclusively.  They might work with bronze or do a bit of brazing, but those are really separate skillsets.  If you work, say, tin and/or pewter, you are in fact a whitesmith.  You could also be a silversmith or a coppersmith, and so on.

Knifemakers and swordsmiths have their own highly specialized and fairly complex specialties, and usually a blacksmith wouldn’t mess with that unless they want to pick up a new skillset or if they’re really the only game going for a long way around.  By the same token, a swordsmith might never have learned the more general blacksmithing skills.  They’re not the same thing is what I’m trying to say here.  Likewise armorers.  There’s overlap but it’s not the same thing.

If you make metal items via molds and casting, you work at a foundry and are a foundryman.

Look, when metalworkers and individual shops and masters were the height of industry, this shit got REALLY specific.  There were people who spent their whole lives making pins.  Just pins.  Foundries specialized and made only bells, only cannon, only cauldrons, etc.  This is scratching the surface, I just wanted to make the point that ‘blacksmith’ is not the same thing as ‘magical muscly person who knows how to do everything related to metal’.

And maybe that’s why I’m constantly empty, bored, and unfulfilled. This life is not enough for me, not enough to hold my imagination. Sometimes I feel like there is a gift or ability or something locked in my mind. They say we only use 10% of our brain’s capacity. I often wonder what difference 1% would make to my life. Maybe then I wouldn’t feel so empty - maybe I’d even be special? Maybe maladaptive daydreamers are so caught up in their own heads because they’ve used 1% more of their brain. Maybe they’ve tapped into the time and space continuum. Maybe their realistic dreams are alternate universes. Maybe multiple personality sufferers have unlocked the key to the human body. It’s fact that the personalities can altar body chemistry according to the specific characteristics. What if the reason they are so feared is because they are the road to evolution? Maybe borderline sufferers are empaths - not emotionally unstable. I mean, look at the state of the earth. The bad outweighs the good, maybe borderlines just have keener sensitivity to that. Maybe sociopaths and psychopaths and schizophrenics are more in tune with the world; they see it for what it really is. Maybe the government are all lizards and maybe the moon is a hologram. Maybe everyone is a liar and maybe I’m special after all.

And maybe I’m not. Maybe I’m just sick. The world, my family, and myself it seems, believe in the latter.

—  Diary Entry #2 / Maybe I’m just sick, J.W
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Countdown to Mingyu’s Birthday: D-DA

Happy birthday to the person that constantly motivates me to keep going, the person that inspires me to achieve big goals, and the person who makes me happy. From your charasmatic stage presence, to your cute little quirks, you are perfect to just as you are to everyone else. I am glad to be able to share this special day with you and many others. Continue to be amazing, continue to do what you love.  

Happy birthday my cute lil pup, I love you so so much ♡ ♡ ♡

Okay time to get real.

This is one of the most pro-woman, femalecentric, girls-kick-ass episodes we’ve gotten this whole season. And the fact that Cat Grant came in roaring like a feminist take-no-shit hero-without-a-cape lion is so not a coincidence. Girls were such a focus in this episode, it almost reminded me of season 1.
Main antagonist: woman. Special guest star/mentor: woman. Who’s in charge of that positron canon? Alex and Maggie. Who’s in charge of getting Lena and Mon-El back? Lillian and Kara. Not even beginning to mention Lena’s utter and obvious disgust at everything that Rhea is doing and everything she stands for, only backing down (and not backing down quietly might I add) for people who she knows she has to put before herself (Lena is canonically a kid person, isn’t that fucking adorable). And who shot down that Daxamite and hacked the door? Give you one guess, and hint: it wasn’t Mon-El.

This episode reminded me how much I love the girl-power nature of this show and how much I’ve missed it since it’s been gone.

We’re all seeking that special person who is right for us. But if you’ve been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there’s no right person, just different flavors of wrong. Why is this? Because you yourself are wrong in some way, and you seek out partners who are wrong in some complementary way. But it takes a lot of living to grow fully into your own wrongness. And it isn’t until you finally run up against your deepest demons, your unsolvable problems—the ones that make you truly who you are—that we’re ready to find a lifelong mate. Only then do you finally know what you’re looking for. You’re looking for the wrong person. But not just any wrong person: it’s got to be the right wrong person—someone you lovingly gaze upon and think: “This is the problem I want to have". I will find that special person who is wrong for me in just the right way.
—  Andrew Boyd (Daily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe)
Yuri on Ice interview translation - Febri 2017/03 (p29-33)

Finally the interview from Febri is finished! I like Kubo’s interviews but I swear I don’t want to see any more for some time… This one is also mentioning a lot of stuff that I haven’t read in other interviews so far. It’s a bit long but definitely worth reading!

Translation is under the cut. I might fix the format a little later on to make it visually better, now I have to leave to go to Wonder Festival… (who needs sleep?).
If you have any questions about the interview feel free to message me.

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i love florist aus, but my family’s owned a flower shop for like 40-ish years and i’ve grown up around, involved and working in it…. and it makes them hard to enjoy sometimes lmao.

  • i have been around flowers all my life and i know more about flower meanings from fanfictions
  • god, stop…. no, those flowers don’t go together….
  • that’s not how you keep that plant alive
  • that’S NOT HOW MUCH THAT SHOULD COST
  • stop romanticizing carnations cause carnations suck and they’re cheap as fuck and they’re most often used for FUNERALS regardless of color please stop
  • long stemmed roses are similar and only one step up from carnations
  • you can’t just slap any old shit together.  you have 3 main types of flowers in any arrangement: the ‘show’ flower, ‘filler’ flowers and ‘accent’ flowers.  plus add something green you heathens.
  • everyone??? hates yellow for some reason??? actually i can give props to fanfic for that cause they show off yellows more than i actually sell them…. which is a shame i love yellow flowers.
  • i fucking hate all my customers i WOULD NEVER DATE ANY OF MY CUSTOMERS THEY’RE THE FUCKING WORST
  • it’s the worst when they come into the store and buy all this loose shit and be like ‘i’m gunna make my own :)’ like fuck you…. i could make that ratty shit look GOOD for less than you’re spending but OKAY I GUESS.  (then it looks like shit when they post pics on facebook.  and they claim credit for making but NOT WHERE THEY GOT THE FUCKING FLOWERS)
  • there is this one old bitch we get every year, comes in for vase arrangements for her husband’s grave…. sad, but i HATE HER.  she tries to stand over our shoulders and boss and bully us and has us change the flowers used like 12 times and no matter what we make her she’s a fucking cunt acts like its not what she ordered so she can get a discount.  fuck you, you old bitch.  i made this arrangement 74583754 times you’re not getting shit.
  • why would you draw a bouquet before you make it… they’re flowers, just make it and if it looks bad take it apart???  they’re not glued there forever.
  • you WILL have skills on wrapping and bow making even if you don’t desire or think you need these skills
  • catch me in the shop blasting screaming angry metal when no one else is there (i think the flowers like it too)
  • Me: -fists the stems of a bunch of roses- Person: “doesn’t that hurt??? the thorns.”  Me; “they have learned to fear their god c:” (protip: it doesn’t hurt after a while my hands are SO ROUGH)
  • no one likes hanging around in the greenhouse as much as you think they do
  • a leaf cut is like a paper cut only the devil himself comes to rub salt in it
  • sweetie, i know it’s ur special wedding day but stop YELLING AT ME cause you picked out these ugly ass flowers i TRIED to talk you out of it and i did what i could with them, okay?!
  • the only joy i get is when children come into the shop to buy things….
  • but not when moms bring their brat ass children who want to mangle all the fucking flowers
  • this job has made me hate everyone around me

Yuuri isn’t just a badass he’s also a good person. The reason he can come across ‘cold’ is because of his degree of self-loathing, which causes himself to sometimes not acknowledge how much people around him care about him (something he works on as the series goes on! this is a big part of his character arc). It’s got nothing to do with his view of other people’s value of individuals and how much he cares about them and everything to do with how he views himself. He has trouble forming connections with others because he views himself as someone people wouldn’t want to form connections with. This is not necessarily okay, but it’s literally a huge part of his character arc!! He becomes so much better about this as the series goes on, and it’s wonderful to see. 

Here’s the thing about Yuuri Katsuki. He’s a selfless person, to a fault. People completely misread the ‘I’ll let the whole world hate me’ scene. It’s not about selfish love. It’s not about possessive love. It’s about making a choice between caring about how people perceive you and not caring about how people perceive you. 

Yuuri thinks that if he goes out there and skates his best, people are going to hate him, see him as taking Victor from the world. He says so what, fuck that. It’s more important to me that I reach my goal. I’d rather me be hated than Victor be hated anyway. Hate me for taking Victor from the world, fine. I just want to skate. I’d rather skate and be hated than have you like me and give up on doing something I love. To help himself in that situation, to give himself confidence, he reminds himself that he is the only person who does know Victor’s love the way he does, which is absolutely true. He reminds himself of the love he has in his life. That it’s unique. That’s it’s special. 

‘Victor is the first thing I’ve ever wanted to hold onto.’

Victor is the first thing he’s ALLOWED himself to hold onto (and even then, he tries to let him go later on because he’s self-sacrificing). 

There’s nothing selfish about that– or possessive, or anything of the sort. It’s someone looking at adversity and going ‘my goal is more important to me than your perception of me’, and for someone as self-deprecating as Yuuri, someone who has struggled with forming emotional connections because they haven’t felt like people wanted to form emotional connections with them due to their own lack of self worth, this is a HUGE DEAL. It’s awesome.

Allowing Yuuri to in a sense, claim something as his, is actually a triumphant moment for him, because he rarely does this. It’s good and right. Yuuri is often selfless to a fault. When he says ‘I wish to eat pork cutlet bowls with you’ we applaud him. When Yuuri wants something and expresses it, we CHEER for him.

Yuuri spends the entire last third of the series trying to sacrifice Victor despite the fact that Victor, to the audience, CLEARLY wants to stay with him. But Yuuri, darling Yuuri, due to his own anxiety and self-worth issues, sees himself as holding Victor back. He ‘wants to stay in figure skating with Victor forever’, but he’s willing to give up everything he loves so Victor can be happy, no hesitations. He smiles, he doesn’t cry. Heck he’s willing to be called selfish without argument even though that’s obviously nonsense. He’s confident in this decision because it’s just what’s right to him. He’s wrong because it’s not what Victor wants, but never doubt that Yuuri is a good person, a selfless person, who would give up anything in an instant for someone he loves. 

Yuuri’s mental illness informs a lot of who he is, and it causes him to stumble and sometimes make it LOOK like he’s undervaluing people but he’s undervaluing himself, and he’s such a good person and he’s so filled with love. He’s loving and supporting and sometimes he just needs to find a way to express it and realize that it surrounds him and people love him in return, and the show is so much about that. Don’t underestimate how good a person Yuuri Katsuki is.

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jackgilinsky: i don’t care what anyone says, this girl is the love of my life. i can’t imagine a world without her. it doesn’t matter what i’m going thru, she somehow knows exactly what to do to make me smile at any given moment. she is my very best friend & knows literally every little thing about me. i’m telling u this girl is special. not only is she the most gorgeous human being i have ever laid my eyes on, but she has the kindest heart of anyone i have ever met. she’s the type of person who puts herself second to everyone else. i’ve only known her for about 3 years, but those 3 years feel like a lifetime. she has taught me so much & i continue to learn from her every day. madison elle beer i love you with all of my heart & pray that i get to call u mine forever. you are the reason i go to sleep with a smile on my face. please never ever change. i can’t wait to see what u do over these next few years & u better know i’ll be there for u every step of the way. no matter how rocky the road may get. you are my soulmate. HAPPY 18TH. hope it was the best one yet. p.s. i’m sorry i posted a video of you sleeping. i hope u can forgive me. i love you. i’m gonna spoon u now. goodnight.