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behcette  asked:

The question about Architecture School in Milan is encourged me to ask you this question. My son has received acceptances from Syracuse University, Pratt Institute and Ensa Paris-Malaquais architecture programs. I have limited guidance like university rankings to help him but not much and I am curious to hear comments from professionals. Any comments about these schools and architecture education with the consideration of trends now and in the future? Thanks in advance.

It’s tough to render an objective opinion when you include my alma mater, Pratt Institute. Pratt was a wonderful place to study architecture. The faculty is top notch with diverging points of views and NYC is a great place to study with many free resources available to students. Being in a big city also has some disadvantages like opportunities for distraction (many!) and the general cost of living. 

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anonymous asked:

Hey! fellow INFP here, and I was wondering what you think the difference between INFP and ISFP is, bc i have gotten ISFP a couple of times, and I can relate to both sometimes. Love your acc! Have a lovely day! :)

Hello Fellow INFP

Thank you so much! I am so glad you like it :)

Fortunately I am lucky enough to have an ISFP blogger as a friend and our own ISFP Admin on our Introvert Chill blog to help me know the difference so we can get it from both side of the coin. 

Big shout out to @unlimited-goldfish for helping me out on this one and teaching me about the ISFP type. I definitely learned  :) Thanks Love <3
Be sure to check out her ISFP Blog, it is awesome!


So,
From an ISFP perspective:

“ I often think of IxFP as sister types in a way because they’re so similar I think one of the main differences would be that ISFP is more prone to be realistic as opposed to idealistic. Daydream as we might, we tend to come back to and stay relatively grounded in the world around us. For example, where an INFP might prefer a fantasy novel, I might go for a realistic fiction instead. Or I might prefer photography to abstract art. We’re also more likely to be physically engaged with our environment, in order to activate our aux Se. Finally, ISFPs are more likely to be more direct, literal, and factual in the way they speak, being very attuned to small details.”

From an INFP perspective: 

I would have to agree with what my ISFP friend said. She is right, we INFPs do use out intuitive nature which makes us able to look at the big picture and kinda “color outside the lines” if that makes sense. I look at the what ifs and live in the future A LOT and as an INFP I do use a lot of abstract thinking. 25 different directions. BUT with that kinda comes distractions too and procrastination lol We speak in more metaphors as well. It is that view that also gives INFPs the ability to break a person down pretty quick by the way they talk and their actions and even the way their body language is, as we see patterns of behavior and we get a pretty good sense of when a person is good or ‘shady’. We trust our gut and that is what we usually stick with.  We also feel very, very deeply for other especially those that we let in a love.

I hope that helps Anon! You can always message me if you feel! 


-Best love <3

So this is the challenge I have given myself, want to join in? I made a small one, just to start off with, because I need to ease into it. the idea of the challenge is to start with the first thing and then continue that for the remaining days of the challenge. like keeping your room tidy for 10 days, or keeping to your study plan, and night/morning routine. Well yeah, you get the drill. Here is some thoughts I made myself when I created the challenge:

1) This is to start things of fresh. Fr the next 10 days I plan on setting a timer on 5 min each morning and spend those few minutes making my bed and tidying my room.
2) This is a studyblr, and whats a studyblr without a study plan? :P I’m making sure I never plan for more then 5 hours of studying each day. And that my goals are plausible by the end of the 10 days.
3) I will be doing this to prepare my mind and body for sleep. Washing my face, applying moisturiser, do a quick stretch and no cellphone,ipad,computer at least 30 min before I go to sleep.
4) My morning routine will consists of drinking a glass of water while I waite for my tea, grab some breakfast and make sure I eat either a piece of fruit or a vegetable. 
5) Getting up early. Like a lot of successful people around the world I plan to get up bright and early, and get s**t done. I’m trying this for 5 days to see what effect it will have on my productivity. I’m starting this challenge so that those 5 days fall within the week days.
6) I really like the mindfullness apps, and my absolute favorite is “headspace”, 10 minutes to relax your brain.
7) Reading something not  school related for 30 minutes the remaining days.
8) Go for a walk. During your lunch break, or when you need a study break. 10 minutes in one direction, and then 10 minutes to walk back. 
9) Go offline for a day, Disconnect from the world and focus on you and your work, and dont let yourself get distracted.
10) Make a motivation collage to use as inspiration for your future studies. Reflect on the last 10 days, what was good, what was difficult, and did you manage to get up at 05:00?? 

Link for printable version:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0G5JxeNcPPZclNQcC1ybkhzMUE/view?usp=sharing

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Pearlet) - The Cub

A/N: This is a gender bender fic, Violet is cis female - Marilyn Monroe and Matt is cis male. The fic is based loosely on Marilyn’s life, but I changed some things to fit the story.

This story is dedicated to my dearest friend Kiwi who has supported me through the two month process, from the second the idea came to me and to proof reading it for me. You are an angel, I could write an essay explaining how thankful I am for you every day but I’m trying to keep this short and cute.

I spent a long time on researching 50’s slang, so if you don’t understand a word scroll up to see the list of words I explained here below!

~the Cub

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Close Proximities - Wonho Fluff/Smut

Summary - Every good girl needs a bad boy, but not every relationship needs a ‘Romeo and Juliet’ family contradiction

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Preference #472

You make a private sex tape. 

Link to all preferences.

Harry: It hadn’t been planned necessarily, though Harry was always recording you whether it be cooking, talking, studying, or even sleeping, little bits and pieces of you that he kept for when he was away. Harry held up his phone again as you unbuttoned your shirt, tossing it to the ground before pulling your hair up to tie. “Again Harry?” You shook your head, holding up a finger to the camera. “You better not be showing all of these to anyone.” You scolded, kicking your leggings to the ground, swatting at Harry’s hand as he slapped your butt one time, laughing until you were snuggled in the bed, concealed from the camera. “Hey.” Harry’s voice was low as he climbed in with you, leaning in for a lingering kiss, his eyes heavy and filled with lust. “Hey.” Your lips spread into a grin, Harry coming back for a little something more for his phone to catch on camera, one more video so that when he was away, he could always go back to remember exactly what you felt like.

Louis: “It needs an introduction.” Louis smiled, holding up the camera, urging you to talk as you sat on the edge of the bed. “Well what am I supposed to say? Hi, my name is (Y/N) and this is my sex tape with my boyfriend Louis? That sounds like a really corny porno.” You laughed, your hand covering your mouth. “Yeah, just like that.” Both of you laughed, Louis becoming completely distracted as his eyes diverted from the screen over to you. “You’re so hot.” You blushed at his words, pushing a strand of hair behind you ear, Louis handling the candle sloppily as he crawled onto the bed, a little point of view tape that would keep him occupied during late nights and long distance.

Niall: You held up the camera, Niall covering his face with his hands. “Someone’s shy.” You laughed, turning it to yourself. “But if you’re watching this tape and you’re not Niall or me from the future, turn it off right now. It’s about to get really boring because we’re gonna just record ourselves staring into space for three hours.” You laughed, biting your lip. Turning back to Niall he gained a little confidence at the playfulness of your voice, leaning over before taking the camera away from you and setting it on the nightstand to record himself on top of you, taking you in a video that would have you reminiscing for years to come.

Liam: Liam gripped the hand-held camera, holding it above his head, arm stretched out above his head while he rocked his hips into you, using one hand to push your leg back so that he was a little deeper. He was completely into being on camera just for the pair of you, changing up positions so that you were on your hands and knees, a good view of your ass from behind. With you on top he rolled over, grinning as you gripped onto his arm, turning over one more time. It turned into a little game until you were both on the floor, just another place for you to continue your little project.

Zayn: “If this leaks to the Internet I’ll kill you.” You reminded Zayn as he set up the tripod he’d been looking forward to using, already completely naked and erect, just waiting for you. “I know, I know. That’s why I got that ancient ass recorder. It’ll record it to a VHS tape of all things and the only way we’ll be able to play it is over the VHS player you insist on keeping. So, it’ll stay in the house. You can even keep it in a lock box if you want.” He laughed, waiting for any final protest from your side before nodding. “Ready?” He asked, a red light showing as he pushed the play button. “Just pretend like the camera isn’t even there.” He grinned as he headed over to the bed, hovering over top of you before leaning down for a kiss to what was the beginning of a personal token of your immense desire for one another.

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Study Tips:

1. Lists, lists and more lists. These are your best friends for being organised enough to even think about successful studying. To-do lists are what I use most and as shown I keep them with my work which will be referenced in the list as I’m usually going through the work to find out what needs to be done when I write my to-dos.

2. Be specific - I personally revise by making notes and then answering exam questions so I write down individual units that I need to make notes on and then break them up further. It leads to quicker progress and makes the whole process less sluggish and tedious. Also tick boxes. Record and reward progress.

3. Schedule study time - for me this means writing on my timetable to use specific free periods for study. I usually aim for two a day which leaves me with lunch (45 mins) and a free period of an hour free to socialise as this is important too. This way I’m studying for about 2 hours outside of lessons in college and consequently I have less to do at home. 

4. Do work when it gets set or schedule a time to do it - do it now or set an alarm and actually do it later. This links to 3. You could set alarms at the weekends or on days off as well to prompt you to study. This provides a routine and this can help make studying a habit, just a thing you do rather than a chore.

5. Keep a routine when studying at home - again linked with 4. If you study at home, put routines in place. This will give you cues that will help get you into the mind set for study. Whether it’s wearing a specific piece of clothing or making a certain drink to have on your desk when you study, these will all help. It will also help with you recall of the information at a later date. (Bonus Psychology Fact: these are context dependent cues and the presence of the same one during learning and subsequent recall have been proven to improve recall).

6. Study with music - if you want to. Don’t be put off by studyblrs’ preferences on anything. For me the most prominent thing about that point is studying with music. Personally, music makes studying easier and more enjoyable. I cannot study in silence. I also don’t only listen to instrumental tracks because words distract you. I don’t believe that. In my personal opinion, music with lyrics won’t distract you anymore than using pretty coloured highlighters if you’re truly invested in what you’re doing.

7. Read ahead of the lesson plans - use textbooks or course booklets and read ahead into future lessons. This will help spur you on and renew your interest in the subject continually, of course, leading to increased MOTIVATION.

8. Read around the subject - like 7. this will help with maintaining your interest and keeping your motivation high. You’ll also be able to engage more with discussion as you’ll be able to offer different views.

9. Keep revision resources handy - I personally use cue cards for this reason. I can keep them on me pretty much all the time so if I have a spare five minutes or I get bored on the bus, I can whip out my cue cards and briefly go over notes. Even if it doesn’t go in it still feels productive.

10. Finally…DON’T LET A ‘BAD’ GRADE STOP YOU!! In my opinion, there’s no such thing as a bad grade. The best teachers will give you constructive feedback and the best students will ensure they take it on board. Honestly, from experience, the best advice I’ve ever received has been off the back of a bad assessment.

Let me know if you share any of these opinions with me or if you have any advice for me it would be greatly appreciated. I’m always looking for new ways to study to switch things up a bit.

~ C

Myers Briggs Types Dealing with Grief

ISTJ: Like to grieve privately and may feel hesitant about showing their emotions (ex: crying in front of other people). Experiences grief in waves, dealing with it piece by piece until they have come to terms with it. They may find events like funerals stressful and difficult, and they may employ their thinking side to come off as unemotional if they need to appear in front of other people. They are good at remembering, in detail, times they shared with the person and characteristics of them, which may be a blessing or a curse when grieving. 

ISFJ: As an introvert they will first want to come to terms with their emotions alone. They may find events like funerals overwhelming, but talking over their feelings with a close friend or family member may help them process their feelings. They may end up helping those around them who are also grieving instead of focusing on their own emotions. Like the ISTJ they have detailed memories of the times they shared with the person and characteristics of them.

INFJ: This type will initially process their grief alone, but will probably want to talk with a close friend or family member at some point. If their emotions are too overwhelming, the INFJ may detach themselves from their feeling and isolate themselves from  those closest to them. Funerals may be especially stressful for INFJ’s, who may take on the grief of those around them as well as their own and become overwhelmed. Instead of focusing on memories, they may picture future events that their loved one will not be at, play the “what if” game, and even imagine life if their loved one was still alive.

INTJ: INTJ’s need alone time to grieve; friends, family, and especially strangers condoling them can make them feel uncomfortable, exhausted, and even angry. Outwardly they may appear detached and will want to continue on as normal, but inwardly this may take a lot of time and space for them to get over. Like the INFJ, they may envision possibilities and future scenarios related to the one they have lost. 

ISTP: They will probably come across as coping well, viewing the event in a logical light (“He lived a good, long life”) and not expressing many feelings. This is sometimes reflective of how the ISTP actually feels, but it may also be a cover. If they are deeply upset but choose to shut these emotions down, they will do this 100% and completely detach themselves from any feeling whatsoever. If, after a period of time, they choose to re-engage these feelings they will probably want both time by themselves and time with close friends. They may also use things like sports, driving, fast-paced events to distract themselves.

ISFP: They will want to take a lot of time alone to deal with their emotions, and may only cry or show grief by themselves. When they are ready to be with others, they still might feel more comfortable doing things to distract them rather than talk about their feelings (although, however uncomfortable it may be, the ISFP may benefit from talking over these emotions eventually). They may use their creative pursuits as outlets, especially if they have an art form that they usually practice. 

INFP: INFP’s, like all other introverts, will need time to process things by themselves. Even more than other types, they can get extremely damaged by grief and may experience hurt and crying spells for years after the incident. They will spend time replaying all the different memories and details of the person they lost. Activities like journaling or talking to a close friend may help them sort through their emotions.

INTP: Since they do not form emotional connections to very many people, there are fewer losses that will upset them (for example, a relative the INTP wasn’t close to passing away may not elicit any feelings of grief). They may possess the pragmatism to look at the situation logically (“He lived a good, long life”) like the ISTP. Even if they are experiencing grief, it may take them a long time to feel it, they may not show it externally, and their eventual response still might be tempered by their thinking side.

ESTP: ESTP’s tend to deal with loss fairly well. Since they live in the moment, they are more inclined to focus on the good times with people while they have them rather than dwelling on their past losses. During the grieving process, they may find it helpful to stay active, be surrounded by people, and try to distract themselves. They will probably not find crying it out or talking it over as helpful as other types. They may externally show their grief by becoming more quiet and withdrawn or even more reckless than usual.

ESFP: ESFP’s will find it helpful to have friends and family surrounding and supporting them, especially if they provide distractions and activities for them to do. However, they will also need time to process their feelings internally. They will probably experience bouts of crying and being sad, but then oscillate back to feeling okay and acting normal. 

ENFP: They tend to dive headfirst into their grief, letting them experience it fully as they see that as the best way to overcome loss. ENFP’s are usually very bubbly and friendly to others, but they will show how they are feeling and become very withdrawn and upset during this period. In addition, they will need a lot of time alone to recharge and grieve by themselves. 

ENTP: They may use intellectualization to cope and try to dismiss their feelings as much as possible. If they use their functions well, they can talk with others or internally think about why they are feeling the way they are and why they need to let themselves experience them. If they tap into this, they can deal with grief in a very healthy way, realizing that death is a natural part of life and appreciating the time they spent with the person. 

ESTJ: This type will either jump into experiencing their emotions deeply or isolate themselves from them, trying to push them down. The best way for an ESTJ to cope is to be surrounded by loved ones who can talk things over with them and comfort them; an ESTJ isolating themselves may be signs that they are handling this in a very unhealthy and potentially dangerous way. They are good at remembering, in detail, times they shared with the person and characteristics of them, so they may find telling stories about the person and remembering them helpful. 

ESFJ: An ESFJ will want to be with loved ones for support and a way of talking over their feelings. When they are past the initial stages of grief, they may find telling happy stories about the person and remembering them with other people to be helpful.

ENFJ: The ENFJ will not only want to surround themselves with people, they will actively avoid being alone. If they are alone, they will turn to dark thoughts and easily become overwhelmed with all the negative emotions. They will probably want to process things by talking them over with people they care about, but may also just want to be distracted by fun activities. Instead of focusing on memories, they may picture future events that their loved one will not be at, play the “what if” game, and even imagine life if their loved one was still alive.

ENTJ: They may view the event as logically as possible, dealing with the loss in a detached but healthy way. Or, if they do feel very emotionally impact or the death was not “rational” (a young person dying or some sort of accident/illness/etc.) they may repress most of their emotions, feeling vaguely agitated about not being able to do anything but not allowing themselves to grieve. Once this type decides to grieve, however, it will most likely be done in private.

anonymous asked:

GOM, Kagami, Izuki, and Hyuga's crushes do something so cute that they can't help themselves; they're falling even deeper in love and they're embarassed about it.

Generation of Miracles

Akashi Seijurou: Akashi found that far too often he overlooked the little things, as he was often too busy looking at the big picture. In his future he saw a grand wedding, with a son to inherit his business just as he had from his father, a nice house, living the perfect that was preached to him each day. But he found that while he was caught up in this lifestyle, you were living one of your own; you often invited him on your mini adventures even if it meant getting down and dirty exploring, he would only do this to please you. He can see the passion and thirst for life in your eyes and in your actions, knowing that you made your own path without the consult of another person. You lived your life as you wanted, and to him that was something truly admirable, as he had never been given the chance to choose his own way (though there was no point in dwelling on it, as he accepted his fate long ago).

Aomine Daiki: It had become a daily date, one where you and Aomine would both pick out the worst possible movie you could, and then have a night in mocking the movies for what they were and discussing your future careers as film critiquing. You had had a particularly long day, though, and fell asleep about halfway through; he was tempted to wake you up but got distracted by your face, staring and moving your hair to get a better view. He begins to caress your cheek, biting his lip and kissing your forehead, doing things that he wouldn’t generally do while you were awake as he was afraid of looking like a sap. Part of him can’t believe how sappy he’s become, but the other part is simply happy that he even had the opportunity to get to this point with another person

Kise Ryouta: It was hard for Kise to find someone who he felt really understood him; he was perfectly happy to flirt, or to have a friends with benefits type of situation, but in the end, commitment was something he said he “wasn’t ready for.” But you were patient, you remained loyal even when he yelled at you, even when he cursed you for making him feel guilty (though it was his own interpretation of your actions, not actually how you wanted him to feel). His emotions reach a breaking point when he realizes he can’t get you out of his head, your face plaguing his thoughts and ruining any chance of him having a relationship with another person; he’s weak and he knows it, but you’re the only person he can admit it to, knowing that no matter how much “ugliness” he showed you, you would stay.

Kuroko Tetsuya: Kuroko enjoyed watching you play video games, preferring not to partake himself so he could observe you silently from the sidelines and see the faces you made during the varying moments in your game. When you tell him to play a horror game with you he’s worried about making a fool of himself, but realizes you wouldn’t view him negatively for his reactions, and would instead be comforted at not being the only one scared. He can’t handle horror well, but he likes how you proclaim you’ll protect him from the demons that pop up mid-game to attack the both of you, playfully holding him against your chest in a protective manner while he tries to stop his heart from beating directly out of his chest. 

Midorima Shintarou: Midorima, though he didn’t share your feelings, agreed to allow you to take him clothes shopping just to see if he could find a better, more charming, style. He had only agreed to go through with it because of how excited you seemed at the prospect of shopping together with him, and in the long run, he knew he could never turn you down even if it was something he hated or just didn’t care for. He promised you nothing in the fashion department but tries on each outfit that you pick out for him, modeling them (awkwardly) for you while you ask how he feels on it before giving your opinion. He finds it to be cute how serious you’re taking the fun activity, heart clenching in his chest when you tell him at the end of the night that he was handsome no matter what he wore, you had just wanted an excuse to spend more time alone with him. 

Murasakibara Atsushi: Murasakibara, out of the blue, asks for you to trim his hair, saying it’s gotten a bit unruly lately and his mom had been pressuring him to get it cut; he didn’t like his normal hairdresser, stating they’re too rough, and thus having you agree to satiate him. You get everything set up and begin to carefully cut his hair, not noticing that he’s staring in the mirror at you so diligently; he’s happy, too happy, for having you there doing something for him, something so simple that meant more to him than he ever thought it would. His cheeks start to burn and he reaches back to grab your hand, stopping your movements; you start to scold him, but before you can get an actually word out he pulls you down his level, making you look him in the eye before he presses his lips to yours. 

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Hyuga Junpei: Your arms wrap around his middle which surprises him, as you had never been so bold before; the rest of the team watches in awe as he looks down at you with a frazzled look, glasses tilted sideways, as you look up at him with a big smile and wish him good luck in his game. He feels his heart sputter in his chest, his face turning redder by the second as he fights the urge to push you off of him and run, but you’re too cute staring up at him with such a proud smile. He strokes your hair, genuinely thanking you before you release him and tell him you’ll be watching from the crowd, his nerves suddenly calmed even as the rest of the team teases him. 

Izuki Shun: Izuki had teasingly told you that to be a real part of his family you had to be a master of puns, but you had laughed him off and told him there was no way you could ever reach their level. However, being around them rubbed off on you and soon, you were trying to piece things together and making a pun just as groan-worthy as Izuki could. When you mutter one accidentally under your breath while Izuki is nearby you giggle, not thinking that he’s actually paying any attention to you and your mumblings. You’re wrong, though, as Izuki had not only heard but was extremely proud of the pun you had made, telling you to say it loud and proud next time as he tries to keep his heart from bursting. 

Kagami Taiga: Kagami’s idea to teach you how to cook went over well with you, and he was fully prepared to deal with a total mediocre, steadying your hand when chopping vegetables, wiping flour from your face, and even giving you his apron to protect your clothes without caring if his own get stained. To lighten the mood and make the time more entertaining, he plays music in the background, some of which causes you to laugh as you never would’ve thought he had a taste for pop; the dishes begin to pile up as he goes for simple first, not wanting his time spent with you to end as he’d never felt so happy in his entire life. Feeling satisfied when the night is over and you’re cleaning the kitchen together, knowing he’ll look back on the memory for a long time. 

Kanye on 'On Air With Ryan Seacrest'

Why did you decide to get out of your seat and come up when Beck won album of the year? You know, I felt like just the whole Grammys, right when that happened, everybody was looking at me and then people started screaming, “Kanye! Kanye! Go do it!” Ok, that didn’t really happen, these were voices in my head. So the voices in my head told me go and then I just walked up like halfway up the stage. You know, what I really wanted to do is just joke around about what had happened before, but I just really didn’t want to take away from Beck’s moment or the time he’s having to talk because you know the Grammys, they play music really quick no matter who you are and everything. So I didn’t want anything to take away from his screen time. So I just walked back down because you know, it was kind of a joke like the Grammys themselves. 

Some say it was disrespectful to Beck. What would you say if you could say anything to him? Well first of all, Beck is one of the nicest guys and one of the most respected musicians in the game. So, there’s nothing that I will want to do as a fellow musician to disrespect him in any way. And the weird thing is like, and I don’t feel like I have the right to take away from people’s moments, but the reality of it is — and case in point by who came up to me right afterwards — is it’s almost like a chiropractor. You know, you just get a little crook out like, “Wow, this crook has been there!” It’s just a little jolt of truth, right? And then you know, everyone feels better after the fact, or everyone is way more famous after the fact, or everyone sells way more albums after the fact, and then Kanye just goes on being an a**hole to everyone. 

Would you collaborate with Taylor Swift? Yeah, she wants to get in the studio and we’re definitely going to go in. Any artist with an amazing point of view, perspective, fan base, I’m down to get in the studio and work. I don’t discriminate, I don’t have an elitism of music because of like how many Grammys or you know, the amount of ratings you get on an album. I that think everyone loves music whether they love hip-hop, alternative, country, and if I could be involved in giving people any type of energy, advice in the studio, whether you’re Beyonce, whether you’re Taylor Swift, whether you’re Jay Z, whether you’re Beck, whoever, and they can be reciprocal with that, I’d like to be involved with that. 

Do you think there’s an issue with perception versus intention? Oh yes, definitely, but the road to hell has been paved with good intentions. You know, I’m at a point where it’s ways to do things in a smoother way. And feel like at the Grammys — I don’t know exactly what the press has been [saying] because I don’t keep up with that — but at the Grammys when I did go up onstage and left off, there was a really good vibe about it, and everybody was laughing and smiling. 

On his serious post-Grammys rant with E!: Well you know what happened? It’s because I sat there and I kind of let that [smolder] and I was asked my opinion and I was given a platform. And when given a platform, it’s very hard as we know — and I’m going to talk in third person like I’m a crazy person — but it’s very hard for Kanye West to not be very true and vocal to what he feels. You know, it’s like people take the Grammys for granted in a way because of the commercials, because a lot of the musicians are very rich and everything, but this is our Super Bowl. You know, and someone’s got to be mad that [Marshawn Lynch] didn’t get the ball. 

On the critics who say his stunt stemmed from racism: I also wanted to stress to people that it’s not a black or white thing at all. It’s not me always standing up for a black artist. I feel that racism is a distraction to humanity. We are one race. We are the human race, period. And I feel that we have to base our new society, the future post-Internet society, off of blocks and bricks of truth. And if the Grammys are capitalizing off the amount of views that Beyoncé gets for them and still not laying that brick of truth and being respectful towards [deserving artists] — because Beck says afterwards, literally,  says, “Hey I think Beyoncé should’ve won it.” 

On his comment about Beck disrespecting artistry: And when I said that thing about respect artistry, I think it came off the wrong way, and that was a mis-wording on my part because obviously Beck is one the most respected artists and respects artistry. But I felt — and this is my opinion and he’s his own man and he’s not wrong and we’ll still go play basketball and stuff [unless] he doesn’t want to do it — but I felt that even though the Grammys some times gives awards to people who you wouldn’t think should win in the category, as a respect to artists, we mention the other artist’s name in our speech. And that was the point I was making about it. There’s like many of times I gave other people my award, literally made them come up onstage. Maroon 5, when they won best new artist, [Adam Levine] mentioned me because it was the College Dropout and [it had] 10 nominations and all that. 

Do you believe Beyoncé didn’t win because she’s so commercial, popular, and successful? I believe she didn’t move and run to the stage because she’s a respectful individual. But because she is so successful, a lot of times, success disables your ability to communicate exactly what the f**k you want to say! 

What’s the story of your song “FourFiveSeconds” with Rihanna and Paul McCartney? I had the amazing opportunity to work with Paul McCartney and you know, we just went in a vibed out. As you can see, I might be a little bit more angst than Paul. And remember the last time when Paul had somebody really angst working with them, the type of music they made? Hey everyone, America, I’m not comparing myself to John Lennon, I’m just saying I’m angst a bit like John Lennon. And the [tension creates] a new magic. The pressure creates the diamond from the coal. And he came in with the best vibes ever, and I said, “Four, five, seconds from wildin’,” and he said, “It’s great everyone!” and we just had that. And then Rihanna heard it — I’m executive producing Rihanna’s album — and she heard it, and literally she was not going to be satisfied until she had this record. I didn’t feel like I was projecting [the song]. Excuse me if I compare Rihanna to Annie Lennox, but I feel like she has this type of energy in her vocals. And she even brought it to another level of like soul and heart and artistry — keyword of the week, artistry. I said, ‘”Ok cool, I’ll give you the song.” I gave her the song and the next day I woke up on the Grammys, so I guess it worked out.

About the Adidas 750 Boost Launch: “We’re going to show this presentation but now only are we going to show the presentation to buyers, press, the way they do on fashion shows, we’re gonna show the presentation 10 times over the next 2 days so if you have your family in Brooklyn you cam come and bring your kids and just check it out. But wait a second, not only Brooklyn, we’re going to steam to presentation to 40 locations across the globe: Johannesburg, Melbourne, Sydney, London, Atlanta, Chicago, so say if you you’re in Atlanta and you’re a fresh kid and you wore the Margielas cause you saw me up there at the Yeezus Tour with them, and your girl is fresh and she’s got the Alaia shoes off Ebay cause she saw Kim wearing them at fashion week, and you’re doing your thing and everything, and you find out that Ye has this fashion show that you can go to a theater to see that, you’re gonna go see that! You gonna wanna to feel that energy and I want everybody, this is isn’t about elitism, separatism, this is about as many people being involved with this vision as possible.”

“The shoes come out this Saturday. And I want to apologize to all the kids and all the parents that can’t get the shoes cause there’s only 9.000 and also cause they are $350 and if they are out of anyone’s price range, I just want to make sure that we keep it safe because I’ve heard about people getting hurt for sneakers in the past, and I just want everyone to be safe and be patient cause we will make more Yeezys. Eventually, everybody who wants to get Yeezys will get Yeezys. Adidas has promised me that because there’s so many kids that wanted them, but couldn’t get them. And I talked to the heads at Adidas and they said, We can make them. Next season my focus is going to be doing high school uniforms. Like when I was growing up, kids wanted Jordans. Kids got killed for Jordans. Now that I’m in a position, I’m going to make sure everyone gets Yeezys.”

Though there’s a dozen writing-things I should be working on right now, this idea pestered me until I wrote it down.

It’s based on this prompt-like text that’s floating around tumblr, and gave me a much needed break from the angst piece I’m battling with right now.

Prompt is:

imagine the most serious character you know

now imagine them getting scared by the toaster going off as they walk by

Hope you like it!

In the future, when the team gets wind of it and the teasing begins, he’ll blame it on instinct, or on being still half-asleep… or distracted.

Truth is when he walked out of the bedroom that saturday morning, the familiar smell of bread toasting couldn’t have been further from his thoughts.

Because it had been her bedroom he’d just walked out of, with bed hair and the wrinkled sheet bunched around his waist, squinting eyes canvassing her place for his clothes; ones that’d been discarded the moment they’d crossed the threshold, leaving a trail that just then came to view as he passed through the kitchen.

Yet scattered clothes weren’t the only discovery on the living room, but a dancing Felicity wearing (only) his shirt from last night; bare feet paddling through the room as she picked up an item at the time, a knowing smirk and flushed cheeks revealing her thoughts (which apparently weren’t far from his, as his feet had already begun moving her way before a word had been said, fingers already clenching in anticipation of her touch, the heat of her skin beneath his).

That’s when it happened.

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Green Thumbs (part 2/3 apparently)

Well it has been some time since part 1 (supposedly of 2, but no, that ship sailed several thousand words in) but finally the next installment is ready.

This was (and is) a gift for @brooke-to-broch, one of my nearest and dearest. Many thanks to @amagicalship and @tnlph for beta duties - betaing for me often includes “Americanising” my Aussie turns of phrase LOL so extra thanks for that! (I will hang on to my ‘u’ till my dying breath though)

You will need to have read part one for this to make any sense…it is HERE



Green Thumbs - Part 2

Emma was sitting at her desk, contemplating a trip to Granny’s that had absolutely nothing to do with the possibility of Killian Jones being hard at work in the garden, when her phone vibrated.

RUBY: Your birthday present will arrive on Thursday at 10.

Emma’s suspicions were raised by the lack of exclamation points. And one other factor.

EMMA: It’s not my birthday.

RUBY: You’ll think it is…

She sighed. Whatever scheme Ruby had cooked up, long years of experience had told her there was no real point in arguing. In fact, fighting it just added fuel to the fire.

EMMA: No point in asking what it is?

RUBY: :-) You know me so well. Enjoy!

Sliding her phone back into her pocket, she turned her attention back to the pile of papers on her desk. For a town with a ridiculously low crime rate, there still seemed to be enough paperwork to keep her busy, enough that it should make the thought of grilled cheese and onion rings just that - a thought.

It would still be here when she had eaten, she reasoned, pushing back her chair and grabbing her leather jacket from the back of her chair.

David looked up from his computer as she walked out of her office. “Grabbing some lunch?”

Emma nodded and he grinned mischievously. “Sitting outside today? Mary Margaret tells me the view is pretty good.” She rolled her eyes at her deputy, slugging him on the arm for good measure as she walked past.

“If your future wife is recommending that particular view, you should probably not find it quite so amusing.” David’s laughter followed her out of the office and down the hall. Her stomach rumbled and she sent a silent thank you to the powers that be.

It was a welcome distraction from the butterflies.

~~~xx~~

Granny appeared to have taken up residence at the outside table. Emma grinned at her and she winked back, unashamedly obvious in her intent. “You have to keep an eye on the staff, Emma. You know that.” She tilted her head in the direction of the garden, where Killian Jones was standing, leaning on a shovel as he surveyed his handiwork.

“Looking good, Killian,” Granny called out loudly, raising a pointed eyebrow at Emma. She bit down on her bottom lip, shaking her head at the older woman, dashing inside before her presence became known to the gardener. The last thing she wanted was for him to think she was here to join Granny in a good old fashioned ogle.

Nope. That had never even crossed her mind.

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Teen Wolf: Erica Reyes [ENFP]

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): gathering ideas from the outside world, reading between the lines

Introverted Feeling (Fi): the need to remain true to one’s personal beliefs, no desire to negotiate

Extroverted Thinking (Te): taking swift, judgmental action, to change events in the world around them

Introverted Sensing (Si): remembrance of and comparison to past experiences and learned information

Erica Reyes eagerly embraces being a werewolf because it gives her the option of a future without pain (Ne-Fi). She often thinks about and plans what she intends to do next (get a driver’s license?) but is also easily changeable and distracted (Ne). She is very hurt by others’ criticisms but Erica’s views are subjective, based on the people she cares about, without much regard for those she doesn’t like (Fi).

She enjoys putting her plans into motion, whether that is as small as making a move on Scott or deciding someone must die to save the rest of them (Te). She is haunted by past experiences while also allowing some of them to influence her in the present – she remembers being laughed at and teased by kids for her seizures but also carried a torch for Stiles that hasn’t quite burned out yet (inferior Si).