those colors are real

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just two guys….bonding… i can’t believe this is my first contribution to this amazing show…

This was part of a series that is, as of now, incomplete. I basically turned the paladins into mythical creatures! When I finish them, I’ll be sure to share with everyone! Originally, I was planning on making these stickers. Still might happen!!

anonymous asked:

Hi! Big fan of your writing, god, your Wincest is perfection. I just wanted your thoughts on something, if you’d like to discuss it with me. I’m curious about the tags on the gifset you reblogged, ‘I truly don’t understand people who thing Dean was happy with Lisa’. I think, the crux of it is that there were moments of happiness for Dean in the time that he spent with Lisa and Ben. It was what he needed. He found comfort and a reason to live, with them. (1/?)

But that doesn’t diminish his grief for Sam. Even though he might of loved Lisa, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t still suffering for Sam. I don’t know if Dean would have survived that year by himself if he kept hunting, if Sam had found him Soulless how that might have gone down. Dean needed to try something different, something safe, to give him distance and a space to mourn his loss. Lisa was patient with him, she tried to give him what he needed, to understand him. (2/?)

I don’t know if Dean was genuinely happy, he wasn’t happy for the entire time of course he wasn’t, but I think that he loved her in his own way. He needed her. You never get over a great big love like what the brothers have for each other. But that doesn’t mean smaller ones can’t happen. What do you think? (3/3)    

Well, first, thank you. :)

Second: I think we’re… basically in agreement here, anon. I think that, given the absence of Sam, the year with Lisa and Ben was something that Dean definitely needed–Sam was right about that. If all he’d had was the promise that Sam was gone forever, that he wasn’t allowed to get him back, and he’d just gone straight into hunting alone, I think it would’ve been a matter of weeks before he went down on his knees on some back country road and put a shotgun in his mouth. Keeping the promise he made, going to Lisa despite how everything in him wants to die, or find a way to get Sam back, definitely saved his life.

However, the larger context of the tags was that montage we got at the beginning of season six, the one that contrasts Dean’s domestic life with the Braedens with his hunting life with Sammy. When I watched that I saw nothing but misery, and here’s why: Dean isn’t Dean without Sam. There ain’t no me if there ain’t no you–sure, made explicit two years later, but the truth of it radiates throughout the show. I think that Dean did love Lisa and Ben, definitely. The care he shows for them throughout the rest of s6 is proof enough of that. He had real affection for Lisa, and he was a perfect surrogate dad to Ben, and it did give him a purpose. What I don’t think it gave him was a reason to live, and that’s why I don’t think of that time as ‘happy’–at least, not happy without massive qualifiers.

When I watch the montage, when you watch the rest of that episode and see Dean going through his day, what I see is someone going through the motions. I think he probably would’ve continued to, too, if Sam and the Campbells hadn’t swooped in. He would’ve kept working that job, probably would’ve become a foreman and done good work; he would’ve married Lisa, eventually, if he thought she wanted that; he would’ve gone to Ben’s graduation and tried to figure out how to pay for college. But you notice, he never really smiles, for real, that whole time? Despite being in full color it’s like he’s trapped in some grey half-life–walking and breathing and doing what he needs to, but his heart’s sluggish. The first moment of real emotion we see is when he wakes up out of the djinn-paralysis and sees Sam, and it’s like a goddamn switch gets flipped. We finally get real animation, real feeling–his eyes go wide like he’s seeing light for the first time in a year, like he’s waking out of a coma. Doesn’t matter that this hollowed-out brother can’t return it properly, because Dean is back, snapped back into the world like a bone returning to its socket.

He loved Lisa, he did. But it just… can’t compare. Never. No one’s fault, but it’s not Lisa who’s his soulmate, is it. I really do think that’s the crux of it, and it’s why these ‘smaller’ loves the boys have are never something that looks like actual happiness, to me. Lisa, or Amelia, or the vague hints we got of Jessica–they’re all just… placeholders. You can be content, for a while, but a vital piece is missing from the world and in comparison it’s just… pallid. The moments of contentment can keep you going, but there won’t ever be actual joy. You keep going until the real world comes back, or until you realize that it never, ever will–and our boys aren’t prone to suicide, so they’d be left forever in that half-life, until Death, finally, came as a mercy.

A last few comments, in the show’s own words, from 6.01:

DEAN: Do you have any clue what walking away meant for me?
BOBBY: Yeah–a woman and a kid and not getting your guts ripped out at age 30. That’s what it meant.
DEAN: That woman and that kid – I went to them because you asked me to.
BOBBY: Good.
DEAN: Good for who? I showed up on their doorstep half out of my head with grief. God knows why they even let me in. I drank too much. I had nightmares. I looked everywhere. I collected hundreds of books, trying to find anything to bust you out.
SAM: You promised you’d leave it alone.
DEAN: Of course I didn’t leave it alone! Sue me! A damn year? You couldn’t put me out of my misery?

Occasionally content, I’ll give you. Happy? Not as such.

"But we're all black at the end of the day!"

Yes we are all black at the end of the day (… if you are black that is), but we experience racism and colorism differently because of the shades of our melanin. For example, I am a light skin black person, therefore I benefit from colorism and am more privileged within my own community compared to someone with darker skin. Saying “we’re all black at the end of the day” when we’re trying to have a conversation about colorism silences the real + lived experiences of those with dark skin and highlights your own ignorance.

Happy belated V-day~

@thebeautyisme Omg, perfectly said!!! And I absolutely agree. But—to me at least—this seems to be veering off into the same old argument of, “Who does she love more?” which isn’t really what I’m going after. (Claire and Jamie’s love is, like, The Love of All Loves, of course!) I’m just trying to say that Frank, at one point, was as important to Claire as Jamie is to her now. What she felt for him then was the most genuine, heartfelt love she could give at the time, or had ever felt. Even if she has changed since then, her feelings for Frank were very real. And those lingering feelings will always color Claire’s life in some way (and they certainly played some sort of role in Frank and Claire’s relationship, post-Culloden.)

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But did you see them in the latest GFH episode?? I yelled so loud when my boys came on!! Also lil Eta and Iota with big bro Delta sooooo cute ;U;!!

[Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3]

jamies-welt  asked:

Hi; have you some tips to make your home more mermaid like?

Hi there! I think most important is to go for some beach vibe, but with more pastel colors like turquoise, blue, lilac and pink! I think those are real mermaidy colors🌸 And get lots of mermaid furniture like shell formed chairs or beds or romantic dressers you could paint in a mermaidy color🌸

Here are some inspirational pictures I found for you:

anonymous asked:

I think I have depression but can't get diagnosed. Any advice?

Hm, biggest thing is to learn how to use energy when you have it to prepare for when you don’t. Like, you have the energy to make food now that you won’t later. Make enough for multiple meals and put away the extra so when you can’t do it there’s still something to eat.

Also, straight up, if you have the cash go buy protein granola bars and multivitamins. I know it’s not “healthy” but I will eat protein granola bars for a meal and no one can stop me. There’s also these breakfast flat things, those work too. Plus they’re filling. The multivitamins are for the eventual deficiencies. Cover your bases.

Next: Get the biggest reusable water cup with a straw that you can. Straws help you drink more. Otherwise you’ll get dehydrated.

When you have trouble showering and stuff break out habitica or other task reward apps. Might not work great but it’s something.

Also gather up games, music and activities that you can do when it’s real bad. Those adult coloring book things with the repeating patterns? They’re so, so good. I just got one as a gift it’s the best thing I’ve ever used. If you can get one at a dollar store it’ll help.

-Lou the Lobster

sunflower-chan  asked:

What if all four of the googles had a different duo-color scheme? Like Googleplier was red an blue, out sun Oliver is white and yellow, green boy is green and pink, and red guy is red and purple? What if their eyes and glitches matched those schemes? ((Sorry if I spammed your inbox today, I've been looking for a way to get into this a little more and today I just lost it with Google))

OOOH I LIKE THAT! :D Imaging their eyes glitching those colors makes me want that to be real tbh

anonymous asked:

Fuck em dude. I wish I had that Bernie gif but you can put that shit in the comment below. This is petty. I myself am mixed and super light right now dude to being sick and inside for a year and a half. Am I still a black woman? YES MA'AM! And so are you. We seriously need to be standing together, not picking each other apart over different shades of brown! POWER TO THE PEOPLE

What the hell kind of ask…

Um, pointing out colorism and shadeism is not divisive. Not in the slightest. Colorism exists and dark skinned people within non white ethnic groups are treated differently because of internalized European beauty standards that members of those groups hold. Colorism is poisonous and separative not discussing and attempting to dismantle. There are stats and studies which prove this as well as first hand experiences from those affected by it.

Colorism is real. Shadeism is real. Pretending it doesn’t exist or denying privilege is vile and dangerous.

anonymous asked:

Shoot post finale (Root lives of course because that's what totally happened): the two of them try to get back into the pattern of saving numbers without talking about everything that happened, but eventually all the memories of S5 catch up to them. Basically a recovery fic

This was supposed to be a thousand words and now its 8 times that eNJOY I HOPE…feel free to send me more prompts for shootweekend

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