this turned out a lot better than i excepted

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When I was a kid, I thought Zootopia was this perfect place, where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, real life is a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy.  We all have limitations, we all make mistakes, which means - hey, glass half full! - we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what type of animal you are; from the biggest elephant, to our first fox, I implore you - try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you. It starts with me. It starts with all of us.

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Turns out, real life is a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. I implore you. Try… try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you. It starts with me. It starts with all of us.

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I thought this city would be a perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.

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I thought this city would be a perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.

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I thought this city would be a perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognise that change starts with you.

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I thought this city would be a perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.

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I thought this city would be a perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.

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When I was a kid, I thought Zootopia was this perfect place, where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, real life is a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations, we all make mistakes, which means - hey, glass half full! - we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what type of animal you are; from the biggest elephant, to our first fox, I implore you - try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you. It starts with me. It starts with all of us.

“When I was a kid, I thought Zootopia was this perfect place, where everyone got along, and anyone could be anything. Turns out, real life is a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life… is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full - we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what type of animal you are; from the biggest elephant, to our first fox, I implore you — try. Try to make the world a better place.”

I know everyone and their grandma drew Zootopia fanart, but I arrived to the party late and just wanted to do a quick tribute to this beautifully inspiring movie.

Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means – hey, glass half full – we all have a lot in common!

And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.

—  Officer Judy Hopps (Zootopia)
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When I was a kid, I thought Zootopia was this perfect place, where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, real life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means—hey, glass half-full—we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what type of animal you are—from the biggest elephant to our first fox—I implore you, try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you. It starts with me. It starts with all of us.

(happy birthday @grumpybilbo ♥)

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I thought this city would be a perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.

Ok so

I just watched Zootopia and holy crap; that last speech from Judy Hopps fucking got me.

I thought this city would be a perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.

- Judy Hopps.

Holy shit, life lessons that adults need to take to heart from a damn -kid’s- movie.

I’m excited for tonight’s Shadowhunters, but at the same time, I’m trying to keep my expectations low as far as Malec goes, because it seems like the ep is packed with stuff - Robert arrives, Luke is healed, Clary finds out the truth about her gift, Jace and Simon go exploring, flashbacks… - so, I don’t expect a lot of Malec actually happening except for the strength sharing and the first “date” which might turn out to be no date at all since Luke and Clary - at the very least - will be right next door. That’s why I’m keeping my hopes lowkey. Better be pleasantly surprised than bitterly disappointed…

I thought this city would be a perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.
—  Judy Hopps, Zootopia
Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.
—  Officer Hops (Zootopia)
The Japril Discussion...

I see a lot of people looking at April’s actions as black and white, so very wrong, all on Jackson’s side… and I’m just not there. I guess I don’t really have a side except the one where they FINALLY let it all out, and by they I mean April. Shockingly, Jackson became a better communicator than her after they lost Samuel, and April turned to Jackson’s old stand by and ran away.

Here’s why I can’t hate on April…her child died. Her dream died. Everything she’d built her entire life around was stripped from her in a single moment. God failed her. The dream of being a loving mother and wife evaporated. She couldn’t reach out to Jackson, because she couldn’t open Pandora’s box. The trauma was too great for her. Yes, Jackson lost their child, but April lost her child and her faith. She had to make this horrible choice, and she did it the best she could, but I don’t think she could ever truly deal with it.

She ran away to the army to find a purpose, and get away from all the reminders of how God failed her. The hospital where she gave birth and watched her child die. All of her friends who now looked at her as April who’s son died. Most of all though, I think she had to escape Jackson, because he knew her too well, and if she stayed he would have broken through. She couldn’t handle that. If the walls came down then April would have to deal with it. She would have to deal with her rage and anger at God. Her faith has been the central balance of her life, and Samuel’s death took it. She can’t admit it to herself or anyone else which is why I think she’s hung onto the army so hard saying it was her calling. Once again drawing on something to pull her back to her faith, to hold onto that last tenet of who she is… but she isn’t that person anymore.

A better, stronger April didn’t come back from the army. A cold, closed down, emotionally terrified woman did, and the second reality started to creep back in she had to bail again. Jackson is the very reminder of the worst trauma of her life. I’m sure she has many conflicting emotions where he’s concerned. She might resent him for feeling he could move on when she could not. She might be bitter that all their discussion of God vs. science and faith, and he was ‘right’ in the end, because Samuel died. I think she also looks at him and feels guilt, because no matter what science says she was Samuel’s mom, and she couldn’t save him. If she can’t forgive herself she surely won’t believe Jackson could forgive her (even though that is clearly not an issue).

Basically, I don’t see an April vs. Jackson situation here. There’s no right or wrong. April is drowning, and no one can see it. She’s put on such a good facade that even Jackson can’t see it. I expect the only way she is truly going to be able to heal is if she finally breaks, and let’s out all the hurt and rage she’s been hiding from for two years. Once Jackson sees that, I don’t see him holding a grudge. He will have trust issues, and they’ll have much to work through, but this hostility that is there now will be gone.

Expecting episode two to have April’s bubble pop literally and figuratively.