this is what makes it all worth it

anonymous asked:

you answered an ask about how to joined a network for your videos and started monetizing them - are just about all your videos monetized? if so I was wondering what the deal is w monetization and copyright claims in regards to music. my own channels been eligible for monetization for a while but Ive hesitated doing anything with that cause the majority of all of my vids contain copyrighted music; Ive been wondering how you guys handle that

yes - most of our videos are monetized. we go out of our way to make sure that we don’t use copyrighted music because it’s not worth our time to spend 3mo+ on a video just to find out we can’t monetize it. 

any video that has copyrighted music is ineligible for monetization aka you won’t make any money off of it. you can fight the claim in favor of fair use, but it’s risky because if you lose it counts as a strike against your channel and i believe it revokes your monetization & livestreaming abilities for 3 months. if you get a strike while in a network you’re also kicked from the network as well

overall it’s just best to avoid using copyrighted music at all 

anonymous asked:

There is a 'That's so Raven' spin off? Is it worth watching?

YES. No matter what you liked about TSR, I think Raven’s Home will make you happy. It’s fun and happy and cute and funny, the kids are all pretty good actors, the writing is good, there is a great focus on friendship, etc. For me, it hits the balance between good for new/younger viewers and nostalgia feels for old TSR fans PERFECTLY. It’s what I wanted Girl Meets World and Fuller House to be, if I’m honest. And bonus on all of that if you ship Raven/Chelsea because it is just a GIFT of subtext and cuteness. 

The one thing I’m waiting for with it though, is for the shenanigans to be a bit more if that makes sense. They’re not as wacky as TSR (no costumes/undercover stuff so far, for example), but they certainly have room to grow and shift into a bit more absurdity. (Plus, obviously it being more conservative in the shenanigans is the better end to be on, way easier to make it more ridiculous than try and rein it in!)

A Deep BMC Thought

Hey if u guys think about it, the squip did do it’s job. The Squips job was to get Christine for Jeremy and make him more popular; which it succeeded in doing both. The squip said “this is the only way to get what you want,” and it wasn’t lying. I think that the squip knew from the beginning what was going to happen to it, but it was the only way to get Jeremy what he wanted.

The Squip said people bond over hatred, Well Jeremy, Michael, Mr. Heere, Brooke, Jenna, Chloe, Jake, Rich and Christine all bonded over their hatred for the squip or because of the squip. So essentially in the end, the Squip was worth it and did do its job.

Yellow Days came swinging out of the gates last year to become one of the most heavily lauded and widely acclaimed indie artists of the moment. The 18 year old wunderkind continues to impress as he works towards the release of his upcoming project ‘Is Everything Okay In Your World?’ by sharing an astonishing new single named I Believe In Love. As always, there’s a ghostliness to George van den Broek’s warped and gauzy form of saccharine aching, deeply cutting alt soul and psych blues. Love is romantic, yet love is poignant. Love is powerful, so love is unmerciful. But we’ll always believe in it, because that’s what makes life worth living. Never has this seemed more palpable in a song than in Yellow Days’ spacey, woozy new song, on which his quivering voice carries a mountain of heart rending anguish along with its staunch conviction. Yellow Days will be playing a series of dates in the UK and Europe this fall, all of them sold out, unsurprisingly. Debut full length Is ‘Everything Okay In Your World?’ drops on October 27th via Good Years.

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anonymous asked:

No. 15, Harada Sanosuke.

What it takes to make them cry

There haven’t been any incidents worth mentioning in years, apart from the usual scattered tears of laughter and sake—all in good fun, and in good company. But the last time he remembers crying sober, actually crying, was when he awakened again after almost bleeding out. His belly hurt where he’d sliced it open, and he cherished the sensation, committing it to memory as carefully as his first night with a woman. That beautiful pain was proof of his continued existence, his instinctive perseverance in spite of having tried to end it all. The importance of his individual life in all its brilliant potential impressed itself upon his consciousness all at once, and his eyes overflowed with that proof in the form of tears. All others since have been insignificant, at least by comparison.

Did I make a mistake? :/

I was selling off fodder last week, and listed all the adults for 6G each. Bored, I checked what happened to all of them, and saw this one was still in a lair. Wondering why (it was an ugly combo of genes, though the primary and secondary colors were close), I looked at it closer. 

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The two first numbers weren’t 7s and did not match. 

I’ve never cared about ID numbers, so I never even thought to look at them before listing dragons. Did I make a mistake? Would that have been worth a lot?

I blocked out the first two numbers since someone else owns it.

sidseason  asked:

why is trying to find happiness in oneself so damn hard? I've had this issue for a while and now it's just prominent as fuck

as hard as it may be, from what i’ve learned finding happiness and growth is a never ending process. it’s a never ending journey of learning to love you and learning to do things that contribute to your wellbeing and happiness consistently and constantly. it is something you will always have to work towards and want. don’t give up on that my friend. i know sometimes you won’t feel like putting forth the effort or it just seems too exhausting or impossible to achieve, but hang in there. there are moments in time that make it all worth it and there are people who do, too. be one of those people. give love, be caring, understanding, thoughtful, and give to yourself what you need. i promise you’ll receive it back in some form-much love to you

hey @taylorswift , I thought it’d be nice to give you a quick life update about everything.

So a few weeks ago I entered my senior year of highschool and I’ve been kind of like dreading it just because I still have barely any idea what to do after school but at the same time I really really enjoy school actually. I mean yes, it’s stressful af (especially if you count in the many sleepless nights) but seeing my friends and having fun times kind of makes it all worth it.

in terms of being clean, I think I progressed a lot last year. Like I’m not afraid anymore to voice my opinion and participate in class, something that I always shied away from because of all that’s been happening in the past. But now it seems so achievable and I’m really happy about it.

Love-wise there are no news, I mean there was this short little about-to-fall-in-love thing but it doesn’t matter anymore. However, what I did find was that being single doesn’t terrify me anymore. I realized I love spending my time and energy on my friends and I really don’t need someone else to fill up my life, to make me feel content with it.

of course, I still got bad days every now and then. Nevertheless, I am really happy with my current situation. I hope that you are, too. (also don’t forget that I love you endlessly.)

Victor Nikiforov as Howl~

I was watching Howl’s moving castle for the hundredth time again this weekend and I couldn’t stop thinking about Victor when I saw Howl >w< so this happened when I realized how much I wanted to draw Vitya with long hair as well ♥ ゜・。。・

My top 10 yuri / shoujo ai anime series

(not including the current airing series from summer 2017 & upcoming yuri anime series) + this is entirely my personal opinion.

1. Yuri Kuma Arashi (2015)

Now this one was a masterpiece, the symbolism in this one was just wow; not only does it criticize the portrayal of lesbians in japanese media (sexualization and so), but it also portrays the way lesbians are seen in society, the struggles of coming out in a homophobic society, the struggles of purely loving a person of the same gender. As expected this is pure yuri, lots of yuri moments, and if you want to watch it, do not watch it literally, look up the meaning of the symbols if you can’t catch on it on your own (that’s what I did)

10/10

2. Strawberry Panic (2006)

Honestly, if you’ve never watched this (which would be impossible), WHAT are you doing? Two main yuri couples, one supporting… or shall I said “villain” yuri couple, not one man, pretty good and interesting plot that just keeps you watching, focused on the girls’ relationship, it’s a great series that I wish the anime industry would still make today.

10/10

3. Sakura Trick (2014)

Well… this one is this high on the list purely because of the amount of yuri this series delivered. We’ve got more kisses in this one series alone than the entire yuri anime industry has shown in YEARS. The plot is barely there, but it’s worth the watch for how cute and fun it is.

9/10

4. Flip Flappers (2016)

Oh yes, this anime. Just like Yuri Kuma Arashi, this one has a lot of symbolism, mostly revolving around one of the main characters’ sexuality and what she feels for this one girl she spends all of her time with. It is more than just obvious that by the end of the series she comes to realize what her feelings are and is finally able to embrace her true self. Don’t take the series literally! It will only seem childish and not worth the time if you do.

9.5/10

5. Shuumatsu no Izetta (2016)

The main plot isn’t the girls’ relationship, BUT their relationship, their feelings for each other is what directly supports the main plot. The series in general was extremely entertaining and the fact that we’ve got the main characters being all lovey dovey just made it twice as good. You’ve gotta be lying to yourself if by the end of the series you don’t think these two are dating (especially with THAT one scene, you know WHAT scene!!)

9.5/10

6. Blue Drop: Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku (2007)

I’m not sure how many know of this, or how many watched it, or how many enjoyed it, but I was in tears by the end of this series. The story revolves around a bunch of lesbians basically… I don’t know how to explain the plot properly without spoiling anything, but this one sure left a huge mark on my soul.

8/10

7. Kannazuki no Miko (2004)

If you’ve watched this one, then you’ll understand why I’ll give it a slightly lower score than the others. This one sure has a lot of yuri and is obviously focused on the girls’ relationship. It had a lot of potential, it kinda slipped along the way tho. Still a nice series, either way.

7.5/10

8. Akuma no Riddle (2014)

The anime surely cut a lot of the yuri moments from the manga, but it was still pretty good. There’s a lot of shipping material and also two obvious canon ones, that only in the anime, the manga gives us a lot more yuri, a lot more canon material. My advice is to watch the anime, then read the manga to fill in the yuri gaps the anime left. As for the plot…? badass.

8/10 (for the anime)

9. Sasameki Koto (2009)

I get a headache whenever I think of this anime tbh, they barely animated half of the manga. The anime stops right where the true yuri starts coming out of this story. I’m adding this to the list just because, just like for Akuma no Riddle, you should first watch the anime, then read the entire manga. The yuri is very strong in the full series.

7/10 (for the anime)

10. Aoi Hana (2009)

Just like other anime yuri series out there, this one didn’t do much justice for the manga. As for yuri? there is yuri. Like I said before, it is wise to first watch the anime, then read the entire manga.

6.5/10

Bonus:

Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku (2015)

A lesbian protagonist who flirts with any girl she finds cute and has a love interest?? plus, there’s a lot of funny moments?? yeah, worth the watch if you want to relax and enjoy yourself.

You will wake up one day, realizing how tiring life is and hoping for the world to stop spinning and for people to stop talking. Wishing that you’re somewhere else but here. You will love to be out of this universe and imagine for yourself being in a different place. To be in a different situation. You will want to change things and arrange it like your own puzzle. Easily solved. And built in just one second. Things will be hard. And the waves will be stronger. You’ll wish that you don’t have to face it. You’ll try to turn around and run away. But you’ll realize that you cannot escape this—that for you to get through it, you’ll need to lift yourself just to fight it. And when that day comes, darling you’ll have all the courage you’ve been hiding in your heart. You’ll find out how brave you are. You’ll see what is more than that face who is always staring back at you in the mirror. You’ll know that you are capable of more. You’ll then realize, that life won’t give you something you can never take. That failure isn’t something that should put you down and every success is worth every—single—tear that has run out of your eyes. That you are the strongest person you’ll ever know, even if the world tried to make you believe otherwise. Someday, it’ll be all right. Someday, you’ll realize that life is still worth fighting for. That living life is still something we should dream of.
—  ma.c.a // You don’t have to believe me, you just have to believe in yourself, Positively
How to work smart

1. Make the most of those little slots of time – a free fifteen minutes here and there. You can accomplish a lot in those extra lost minutes.

2. Make your work place comfortable and inviting. For example, have an inspiring bookshelf, light a scented candle, put up a few crazy, fun photographs.

3. Don’t be afraid of criticism as it can help you to learn and grow. Dreading it too much creates anxiety which them prevents you from producing your best.

4. Recognise that we rarely feel happy when we’re working as we often struggle with incompetence, frustration and feeling that we don’t know what to do.

5. Remember all the reasons why it’s worth persevering, and how you’re going to feel when you finally “get there.”

1. Sometimes, the only way to survive the day is to breathe and that’s okay. Breathing is enough. You’ll get through this. Just don’t give up.


2. Don’t feel bad about yourself when you haven’t accomplished what needs to be done. You still have tomorrow. Everything is going to be fine. And don’t let your emotions and panic attacks take control over your whole being.


3. Do not breakdown when you are under pressure. Calm yourself. Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. Keep in mind the reason why you started what you’re doing in the first place and always be open to failures. Take failures as a lesson to make bigger progress on your next step.


4. If you feel like giving up, just remember the endgame on why you’re doing such thing. Always remember the prize that awaits after all the hardship that you’re going through. It’s going to be worth it. Believe in yourself and in what you can.


5. Rest when needed. Do not exhaust yourself. One step at a time. Rediscover your passion when needed. Concentrate. Focus on what you want to achieve. You will get to your destination, I promise

—  5 things i’ve learned after having anxiety attack for days | vegaaskies. 

HURRICANE SUPPLIES

*updated 2 times

I’ve tried to type this out four times now and it was a lot nicer the first few times but this shit site keeps crashing

If you live in Irma’s Cone of Uncertainty you need to be gathering supplies RIGHT now. Stores in Brevard started RUNNING OUT two days ago.

As of today (9/5) Irma is a Category 5 and thusly a SERIOUS THREAT. I could not STESS ENOUGH how fucking dangerous Irma now is. I’m a native Floridian and in my 24 years have never been more worried about a hurricane than I am now

SINCE this God Forsaken Hell State hasn’t seen a hurricane since 2005 a ton of people are WOEFULLY unprepared for this bitch

So you’re gonna want some

Basic Hurricane Supplies

  • Bottled Water- a week’s supply minimum
  • Canned goods- non perishables and things that DONT require cooking. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A MANUAL CAN OPENER
  • Batteries (AAA, AA, C, D)
  • Flash lights
  • Candles- short, stout ones that won’t fall over
  • A weather radio- grab one off Amazon Prime you’ve got time. MAKE SURE IT TAKES BATTERIES. Dual ones are the best
  • A full tank of gas- fill up a day or two before the storm. Deal with waiting in line
  • Toiletries- paper, tampons, pads
  • MEDICATIONS. If you risk running out of- especially important- meds within the next two weeks GET YOUR REFILL NOW
  • Portable Cell Phone Charger

Home Preperations

  • Gather your important documents and keep them in a place that’s easy to get to in case you need to seek shelter elsewhere. A folder in a well sealed bag is your best friend
  • If you live in a house and don’t have metal shutters go get plywood and get ready to cover your windows. TAPE X’S WILL DO NOTHING
  • Trees on your property? Trim the branches if you have the chance
  • Honestly I don’t know what apartments do in these situations. When Matthew skimmed us last year not having the windows covered scared the shit out of me

Pets

  • Make sure you have plenty of food for them
  • Make sure your week’s worth of water will cover them, too
  • It should go without saying but holy shit. Make sure to bring them inside. And don’t let them outside? Ever. You might just have to deal with them shitting on your floor. Even on leashes during the eye it can be INCREDIBLY dangerous
  • They’re also going to be scared shitless so make sure to comfort them

I’ll update this periodically but these are all the bare bone things you’ll need that I can think of? If you have any other questions please feel free to ask!

Oh and unplug your electronics during the storm

Something we’re going to start seeing in the coming days is Price Gouging. For the most part larger store (WalMart, Target, BJ’s, etc) won’t be doing it (or at least not as severely) but as those stores start to run out of supplies, smaller stores will start upping their prices

Fucking EVERYWHERE is going to start carrying water. The prices of this water is going to start steadily rising. PLEASE get water AS SOON AS POSSIBLE or you will end up paying obscene prices for it

Questions about hurricanes? HMU

As time passes, the bonds between the IPRE increase and that probably increases the power of the engine. Right at the beginning, though, as they’re racing away from one of the early worlds, Davenport has the sinking realization that it’s not enough. The engine is not running on enough power to outrun the apocalypse again, and of course it isn’t, because it was designed for a leisurely two-month exploration and not a high-speed chase. They’re not going to make it. And he thinks his crew must realize that, too, because they’re all nervously glancing out of the windows as he narrowly evades another deadly blow. 

Damn it all, they’re his responsibility, they look to him for guidance and he’s going to get all of them killed because he couldn’t do the one thing he’s best at well enough. They’re good people and they don’t deserve this. He doesn’t know why, but suddenly it’s vital that they all know that they’re more to him than just strangers. 

“If we don’t make it out of this,” he calls over his shoulder, “I want you all to know that it was an honor to travel with you.” He can’t turn his attention away from where they’re going, but he can feel their stares on his back. And, because he’s the best at what he does, he can feel the ship shudder slightly under him, gaining the smallest surge of extra energy in the engine. 

The bonds engine, which runs on bonds. Fuck.

Davenport calls out again, this time with far less gravitas: “If any of you want to, I don’t know, hug it out or something now would be a great time.”

It takes a moment for them to catch on, but they’re his crew, so of course they do.

“I think you have beautiful eyes!” It’s Barry, suddenly the approximate complexion of a tomato, and he’s got his face in his hands seconds later so it’s not even clear who he was talking to but the outburst sets the rest of them off.

“Lucretia, you have lovely handwriting even though I can’t read a damn word!”

“Magnus, for the love of whatever gods are watching, you are very brave but please stop getting yourself killed?”

“Those cupcakes without the icing that you made are kickass, Taako!” (And, somewhere in the background an indignant shriek of “Muffins? Do you mean muffins, Magnus?”)

“You make the best coffee at three in the morning which is some kind of fucking lost art, and that’s the only reason you’re allowed to correct my notes even though I was absolutely right about that last equation you erased, wasn’t I?

That was an accident, Lup - Merle I think your approach to both horticulture and religion are… uniquely inspired.”

“Davenport, you are a very brave leader and I appreciate all of the difficult decisions you make.”

They’ve almost got it. They’re almost there, they might make it after all, they just need a little more power. It comes from a very unlikely source.

“That’s just our luck, right?” Taako is looking out of the window, and he sees what Davenport sees, that the force chasing them is still just a little too fast. “Finally get used to having these chucklefucks around and now we’re gonna get eaten. Finally find some people worth keeping and boom, apocalypse. It’s fucking ridiculous.”

Everyone is staring again. Taako’s ears twitch lower as he realizes what he’s just said, aloud, at a clearly audible volume and obviously unintentionally. Magnus sniffles a little, clearly moved, and mutters “Aw, dude.”

Lup sneaks up on Taako and hugs him from behind, holding him firmly in place as Magnus and then the others join in. Davenport is the only one who notices the moment when they outrun the Hunger one more time, just barely slipping through its grasp.

(Davenport considers organized bonding activities after that, but he watches his crew make a mess of breakfast together the next morning, and he realizes that isn’t necessary.)

So lemme tell y'all a story:

I was in 10th grade honours English. I loved my teacher - she was super cool, but didn’t take any shit from anyone. During our time with her, she was going through a rough divorce.

Our teacher had developed this system: if we were good, she’d add “time” to our class, with each “time” being worth ten seconds, so we had to work hard. That meaning, she would give us a free period after we’d built up the exact time that a period extended to be. It was an earned privilege, and we always did our best to try and obtain it. Hell, playing puzzle games and reading was way more fun than a test or worksheet!

We were reading Animal Farm, a book my mom had given to me when I was ten bc she knew I loved to read and enjoyed anything that was thought-provoking. I’d read it then, and again later in my parochial middle school. Living in a big city, public schools aren’t well-funded, and I was lucky to have all my close family scrape together cash for a good education. Needless to say, I was rather familiar with the book.

Now back to the system! Our teacher had implemented a rule that every morning (she taught my first period class) we wood stand up and recite the commandments of animalism. We’d all try our hardest to do it perfectly, lest “time” be taken off our class. But one morning, she was… cold.

My classmates who’d recited before me were all told to sit down and stop reciting, because they were “wrong.” Knowing that, I was confused, as was everyone else. Yet, we all kept trying the same thing. She let the first few people finish. Then, she let people get partially through before she’d utter, “wrong” or something of the sort and deduct our hard-earned time.

It finally got to me; it was my turn. I stood up and started, and was immediately shut down by her. I was frustrated, to say the least. I replied after a second and told her that I was, indeed, right. She muttered for me to sit down. I refused, and by now she’d taken off twenty seconds. Everyone groaned, but I continued to disobey. Eventually, my classmates started telling me to just stop and it turned into yelling at me once I’d lost our hard-earned twenty minutes (meaning we had been halfway to a free period) as I continued to argue. Once we were in the negatives, people were literally yelling obscenities at me. They even yelled at her, blaming her divorce and period. Gross behaivour, mind you.

I didn’t stop.

The teacher said that she was going to call security and have me removed. I replied that it was a-okay with me to do so. I promptly walk out of the room and she followed up by telling me to wait in the hallway. I’d intended to walk to the office myself, but obliged figuring it was no matter to me.

I was in the hallway for about a minute before she rushed out and gently grabbed me by the shoulders. I was rightly confused. She gasped, and stammered out that she had never imagined it would happen. Why was she suddenly not being so ruthless? Why was she flabbergasted? Well, apparently what she’d “wanted” was for us to all fail. That it was a lesson, and she’d have given back the “time” she had removed. It was all about “knowing” what was coming, and how fascism meant that the rules could change at any time, without your knowledge and consent, but you could still be punished for it. She told me that she’d called security, and told them if they saw me in the hall during that call, to excuse me. Nobody had done that before. Apparently, throughout her decades of teaching, not one student had done that. They had all caved and sat down eventually.

You can be that person. In something that matters to us all. It’s not fun, but when has fighting for what’s right ever been easy?

real talk though

i think the thing with harry potter - why it’s so loved, why it’s so derided, all by people who grew up reading the books - is just that. a lot of the people on sites like this who are reading it and critiquing it and analysing it are people who were kids reading these books, and grew up reading them. (mostly because we’re a large age demographic on these sorts of social media) i know i was four or five when i read them for the first time; i think they might have been the first novels i read independently like that. and i loved them! of course i did, i was four or five, and already an up-and-coming urban fantasy fan. they were full of magic, and kids who were sort of like me, and i loved them.

of course, i’m not four or five now. and neither are any of the people who grew up with the books when they were released. we’re all in our late teens and twenties, and when we look back, we’re looking back with an adult’s critical eye.

because when you’re nine years old, as i was when half-blood prince came out, or eleven, as i was when deathly hallows was released, the idea of harry going into the cave with dumbledore, or snape’s past with lily, don’t seem all that bad. after all, harry’s sixteen, and that’s way old - and snape’s past totally absolves him of any wrongdoing, right? it’s so romantic

and then we got older, and we read that series we’d loved when we’re kids, but we’re older and more critical. we look at it as adults, and see where it’s lacking. how there’s maybe five people of colour in harry’s year, how the only lgbt+ character was revealed to be so outside the books and it was never mentioned inside them, how messed up it is that harry did all this stuff and lived through so much when he was just a kid. even silly stuff - holes in the worldbuilding, little details that make no sense when you look at them twice.

now i’m twenty one and wondering why dumbledore couldn’t have put more adult wizards on harry’s case to help and protect him; why jk rowling imagines a world that seems to be white and straight and cis in its makeup. because i’m older, i understand these things a little more. and i can critique them, because why not? all media is flawed, in some way or other. 

but at the same time, i’m still that four or five year old reading these books for the first time and imagining myself with harry, ron, and hermione. having magical adventures in a land far more interesting than mine.

and i think that’s what i, personally, got from harry potter. it inspired me to write my own stories, the kind of stories i want to see. and on its flaws and failings, i want to build my own worlds, building on the things that annoyed me about the worldbuilding to make my own thing.

and it’s gonna be flawed, too. in different ways. but if i can make one person feel the way i felt, sitting up past my bedtime devouring philosopher’s stone like a starving person at a banquet, it’ll all be worth it.

7 Life Lessons

1. Let go of anger. When we erupt in anger we often feel much worse. Hence, it’s better to cool off and to work on staying calm.

2. When people treat you badly it’s rarely “about you”. More often it tells you how that person is feeling, or some other issue that is bothering them.

3. You’re not the only one who has struggled with this issue – so don’t feel so awful, or put yourself down.

4. Enjoy the good times and savour every moment as life is a precious gift to be enjoyed.

5. Work and be persistent as it’s worth the slog and pain. In the end it makes a difference as the pay off is success.

6. You need to find a passion and set yourself some goals if you want to go somewhere, and makes something of life.

7. All relationships can teach us so much about ourselves. Both the good and the bad show us who we really are. They reveal what we think, and how we feel, about ourselves – as well as what our values and our expectations are.