Maybe you’ve heard the news, or maybe you haven’t! It was announced today that Vine is going to be shut down. I can’t tell you how much this little platform changed my life! Three and a half years of making silly videos on that app, and sooo many people showed their support, and I am so grateful to Vine for making that possible!!! It’s helped me launch a career, both in traditional and digital media, and that’s just something I never thought possible. Truly.

I now look forward to begin focusing my energy on my YouTube channel, as well as my other platforms to keep providing you guys smiles, because making you guys happy is what makes me happy! That’s why I started doing vines in the first place. Today is definitely bittersweet. It’s so sad to see the platform that got me started go away, but, honestly, it also leaves me pretty excited for what’s to come. Change for me is difficult (I’m such a frickin Taurus), but change is also what I think everyone needs from time to time, and it’s about time this lil hobbit starts a new adventure! Hope you guys wanna join me for this one. <3

A bunch of Gryffindors for Inktober ✨


Just wanted to share my thoughts and reflections on the announcement that Vine was shutting down!! I hope that you all enjoy!! <3
Trudeau names 9 new independent senators
Appointees include 5 women and 4 men from a variety of backgrounds

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named nine new, non-affiliated senators Thursday, bringing him within reach of his goal to transform the discredited Senate into a more reputable, independent chamber of sober second thought.

The five women and four men hail from a wide variety of backgrounds, from an art historian to a renowned human rights lawyer to a conservationist.

They are the first senators to be chosen under an arm’s-length process that saw more than 2,700 Canadians apply to fill the 21 vacancies in the upper house.

After today, there are still 12 vacancies — six each in Ontario and Quebec. Peter Harder, the government’s representative in the Senate, said Thursday that appointments to fill those vacancies would come in the next few days.

When those are announced, independent senators will hold a plurality of 44 seats.

Thursday’s appointees are:

Malaysian-born Yuen Pau Woo, former president of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and currently senior fellow in public policy at the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia.

Manitoba art historian Patricia Bovey, former director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, former member of the board of trustees of the National Gallery of Canada and the board of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Lawyer and human rights activist Marilou McPhedran, co-leader of the Ad Hoc Committee of Canadian Women on the Constitution, a grassroots movement in the early 1980s that successfully campaigned for stronger equality rights provisions in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Former member of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, former chief commissioner of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, currently a professor at the University of Winnipeg Global College.

New Brunswick francophone René Cormier, president of the Société Nationale de l'Acadie, the lead organization for the international strategy for the promotion of Acadian artists. Formerly, president of the Commission internationale du théâtre francophone, director of the Théâtre populaire d'Acadie, president of the Fédération culturelle Canadienne-française and board member of the Canadian Conference of the Arts.

New Brunswick women’s issues expert Nancy Hartling, founder of the non-profit Support to Single Parents Inc. and founder of St. James Court Inc., an affordable housing complex for single parents. Co-chaired the provincial minister’s working group on violence against women.

Winnipeg psychiatrist Harvey Chochinov, internationally recognized expert in palliative care. The previous Harper government appointed Chochinov to chair an external panel that consulted Canadians on possible legislative options following the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling striking down the ban on medically assisted dying. His appointment was controversial because Chochinov had argued in court against legalizing assisted dying.

Nova Scotia social worker and educator Wanda Thomas Bernard, the first African-Canadian to hold a tenure-track position at Dalhousie University and to be promoted to full professor. A founding member of the Association of Black Social Workers, current chair of the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

Daniel Christmas, senior adviser for the Mi'kmaw First Nation of Membertou, N.S. He is credited with playing a key role in transforming his home community from a First Nation on the brink of bankruptcy to one of the most successful in Canada. Former director of advisory services for the Union of Nova Scotia Indians.

Prince Edward Island conservationist Diane Griffin, former provincial deputy minister of environmental resources. Recipient of the Governor General’s Conservation award. Currently a councillor on Stratford, P.E.I., town council.

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me: I really need to stop stanning hamilton it’s ruining my social life and train of thought and I need to find better things to do with my time

my deadass five minutes later: I JUST GOT HOME AND NOW IM HEADED UP TO NEW YORK


Shorter than the Comic-Con trailer, and re-cut, but here’s the Japanese trailer.