to form a family

anonymous asked:

Do you believe you're a good stepfather? I think you are bcs every step parent i've known of is awful

Unfortunately since centuries we have been raised to believe our family is only formed by those who are related by blood. Those who seek beyond the physical are those who allow themselves to experience acceptance.

My sons may not be related to me. However, i do not consider myself as their stepfather. They are my family.

dragon-chica  asked:

the dude with the snake tongue got 23-(amazing clit flicking) next to Scotty boys .5-(being generous. Scott how are you possibly this bad WERE YOU NOT ABLE TO FIND HER PUSSY OR SOMETHING? DID YOU SNEEZE?? you're going to be banned from all forms of sex so you don't embarrass the family name any further.


Do you know what movie was a really great movie when it came to representation? Well, I’ll tell you.

The Emperor’s New Groove.

Yeah, I’m serious.

Every single character was POC:

One of the main characters was a supportive, gentle, and loving husband/father at a time when the absentee/jerk dad was popular:

Plus there’s the awesome body-types! And speaking of bodies, all of the female characters have different designs:

And Chicha (Pacha’s wife) destroys the trope of the typical nagging housewife and is both extremely supportive and extremely hilarious:

And the main female villain is hilarious:

There’s no romance at all. Instead, the “love” that’s formed is a platonic, familial, one. Can you say ‘found families’? Because I can’t say it nearly enough. Found family morals are the best!

Also this scene:

In conclusion, this movie was great, its sequel was great, its series was great, and it’s a shame that tumblr only remembers it as the movie where the POC main character (bitch which one?) turns into an animal.

i dreamt about a children’s book last night that holds up surprisingly well for something that came out of the nonsense jumble of concepts my dreams throw at me

it’s called “The Cutest Most Precious Little Girl In All The World”, and it’s about a little girl (whose head is never seen, always just out of frame or obscured by something in the foreground) who’s annoyed with being called “cute”. she doesn’t want to be cute! she wants to be tough and scary!

there’s a series of increasingly outlandish patronizing events surrounding her- first her parents doting, then her whole extended family fawning, then random strangers forming crowds, then the president showing up and giving her the official title, then she’s forced to go on tour or something

anyway eventually she gets fed up with all this and runs away! and… somehow, the dream didn’t specify, but let’s assume she went to NASA and stole a rocket- she ends up on an alien spaceship, with a bunch of big scary green things

the aliens immediately freak out, having never seen anything so utterly terrifying in their entire lives, and the book ends with the little girl gleefully chasing the terrified extraterrestrials around their ship as they run around in a panic


“were you guys… best friends or were you…?”


Hey world,

My name is Leon Langford, I recently published a book based off of love of anime, manga, and light novels and my desire for diversity in the YA lit world

I was hoping you could help with just a simple reblog.

Streetslam Volume One is on sale on Amazon Kindle for 0.99.

You can also download the !free!Amazon Kindle App to MAC, PC, and Smartphone to read the novel, if you do not have a kindle.

Summary: After the death of his mother, Devin Maxwell joins Titan Force, an organization that collects supernatural artifacts using super powered agents. Devin quickly rises to become a brash, yet successful agent under the field name: Streetslam. He forms a pseudo family with his friends and fellow agents at Titan Force.

Devin’s allegiances are put to the test after an enigmatic billionaire offers him the chance to revive his mother, but only if he turns on his new family and steals a mysterious item from the Titan Force vault.

-A black main lead with superpowers.
-Anime style battles.
-Characters dealing with depression, poverty, abuse, and recovery.
-A diverse and robust cast, featuring strong black women, strong hispanic women, and a trio of super powered sisters.
-Anime tropes such as BIG ASS swords, long evolving story arcs, a military organization that has no problem hiring teenagers, and even a character with animal ears.  

Thanks for all the support!

anonymous asked:

so is vitya sort of like a pet name for viktor? i'm a bit confused about their relation to each other and when you would use vitya. thanks! (p.s. i love your style its literally my everything)

Thank you!

Well, russian names have different forms.

1. A formal form is official and is used in documents, in formal communication, when we address a person with a higher social rank, a senior person, or simply a person who we respect. Usually we use formal names with patronymics (but I don’t know the name of Viktor’s father). So Viktor - is a formal name.

2. A colloquial form is used when we address a person in informal communication, acquaintances, friends, family. So Vitya is a colloquial form. (I honestly want Yuuri to call him Vitya so much unngh).

There is also a stylistically lowered forms - Vit’ka, Vityok - but it has a bit disrespectful attitude if used not by close friends or relatives. It’s more for bros/buddies type of communication.

3. A diminutive form is used in friendly and intimate communication, when we address a person we are close with. These forms are usually emotionaly colored, and express our warm, tender attitude to a person. So Vitechka, Viten’ka, Vityusha are diminutive forms.



  • adj. stupid, obtuse or dumb.

Holocaust survivor and activist for justice Hedy Epstein dies at 91

From Mondoweiss

Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, 91, died at her home in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, on May 26, 2016. An internationally renowned, respected and admired advocate for human and civil rights, Hedy was encircled by friends who lovingly cared for her at home.

Born August 15, 1924, in the Baden-Württemberg region of Germany, her lifelong commitment to human rights was formed by the horrific experiences she and her family endured under the repressive Nazi regime.

Unable to secure travel documents for themselves, Hedy’s parents, Hugo and Ella (Eichel) Wachenheimer, arranged for 14-year-old Hedy to leave Germany on a Kindertransport. Hedy credited her parents with giving her life a second time when they sent her to England to live with kind-hearted strangers. Hedy’s parents, grandparents, and most of her aunts, uncles and cousins did not survive the Holocaust. Hedy remained in England until 1945 when she returned to Germany to work for the United States Civil Service. She joined the Nuremberg Doctors Trial prosecution in 1946 as a research analyst.

Hedy immigrated to the United States in 1948. She and her husband moved to St. Louis in the early 1960s, and shortly thereafter Hedy began working as a volunteer with the Freedom of Residence, Greater St. Louis Committee, a nonprofit organization dedicated to housing integration and advocacy for fair housing laws. Hedy worked for many years as a volunteer and board member, and ultimately served as the organization’s executive director during the mid-1970s.

During the 1980s, Hedy worked as a paralegal for Chackes and Hoare, a law firm that represented individuals in employment discrimination cases. As an advocate for equality and human rights, Hedy spoke out against the war in Vietnam, the bombing of Cambodia, and overly restrictive U.S. immigration policies. She spoke and acted in support of the Haitian boat people and women’s reproductive rights, and, following the 1982 massacre at Sabra and Shatila, Hedy began her courageous and visionary work for peace and justice in Israel and Palestine.

During her later years, Hedy continued to advocate for a more peaceful world, and in 2002 was a founding member of the St. Louis Instead of War Coalition. Much of her later activism centered on efforts to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine. She founded the St. Louis chapter of Women in Black and co-founded the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee and the St. Louis chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace. She traveled to the West Bank several times, first as a volunteer with the nonviolent International Solidarity Movement and repeatedly as a witness to advocate for Palestinian human rights. She attempted several times to go to Gaza as a passenger with the Freedom Flotilla, including as a passenger on the Audacity of Hope, and once with the Gaza Freedom March. Hedy addressed numerous groups and organizations throughout Europe and returned to Germany and her native village of Kippenheim many times.

Three days after her 90th birthday, Hedy was arrested for “failure to disperse.” She was attempting to enter Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s St. Louis office to ask for deescalation of police and National Guard tactics which had turned violent in response to protests following the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Hedy was a member of the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center’s speakers’ bureau and gave countless talks at schools and community events. She shared her Holocaust experiences with thousands of Missouri youth as a featured speaker at the Missouri Scholars Academy for more than twenty years. She ended every talk with three requests: remember the past, don’t hate, and don’t be a bystander. Through the years, Hedy received numerous awards and honors for her compassionate service and relentless pursuit of justice.

Hedy is survived by son Howard (Terry) Epstein, and granddaughters Courtney and Kelly. She was beloved and will be truly missed by countless friends in St. Louis and around the world.


Come on people. I can’t be the only one who’s genre-savvy enough to know where this-

-is gonna be heading in Season 2. 

I’m actually really excited about this, too, because this is a MUCH better explanation for why Chat Noir and Ladybug can’t know each other’s civilian identities then ‘what if it puts your family/friends in danger?’ is. Their civilian forms are when they’re most vulnerable, after all, and if the wrong person were to take advantage of that vulnerability and obtain this power, it could be disastrous. It’s a precaution, much like locking up a gun and the ammunition in separate places so there aren’t any accidents.

Plus, I’m 90% sure that there’s some kind of drawback or backlash to using this Absolute Power. I mean, if it were really that easy, why wouldn’t Fu just use it himself to stop Papillion and just be done with it? The series has gone a long ways so far in emphasising things like balance, teamwork and the need for BOTH of the heroes to work TOGETHER. Fu specifically sought out TWO people to give the miraculouses to rather then just giving both of them to one person. There must be a reason why it’s a no-no for someone to use both the Ladybug and Chat Noir miraculouses at the same time.

Until we find out what that is though, I’ll just be sitting over here, gleefully waiting for Chekhov’s gun to go off. XDDD

It’s one of those days where I get very happy because I remember that Donut grew up with two moms, Caboose is from a moon colony and had 17 sisters growing up, Epsilon refers to Carolina as “Sis” and they’ve obviously bonded a lot, Tucker is a good single dad and proudly carries Junior’s picture around in an obsolete wallet just to show him off, and Grif raised Kai on his own when their mom went to the circus.

Like. Families. Families! Families.

Cap and Bucky have this friendship from their youth, and it was taken from them by war, brutally and tragically. And as a result, both men have lost quite a bit, both men have seen battle and bled and given up themselves. This is the first time we actually got to see these two guys get a piece of their lives back. And you see how hard each one of them is willing to fight for it. And unfortunately the ripple of effect of that… that love… has some collateral damage in a form of his current family. And that’s why the stake is so high.
—  Chris Evans on Steve and Bucky relationship in Civil War, Beijing Press Conference
Some Wodehousian forms of address

If you’re lacking ideas how to call your family and friends, you may try these:

  • “old thing”,
  • “old egg”,
  • “old fruit”,
  • “my little chickadee”,
  • “you old ass”,
  • “my fluttering old aspen”,
  • “my dear old mysterious hinter”,
  • “old fever patient”,
  • “old ancestor”,
  • “old thicker than water”,
  • “old flesh and blood”,
  • “(my dear) old relative”,
  • “my dear old faulty reasoner”,
  • “you poor chump”,
  • “my poor lamb”,
  • “my misguided old object”,
  • “you ghastly goggle-eyed piece of gorgonzola”,
  • “face”,
  • “ugly”,
  • “aged relative”,
  • “you young blot”,
  • “my beamish boy”,
  • “old blood relation”,
  • “you abysmal chump”,
  • “Lord Spodecup” (instead of “Lord Sidcup”),
  • “my (beautiful) bounding Bertie”,
  • “you young hellhound”,
  • “you revolting object”,
  • “you young muttonhead”,
  • “my dear old police sergeant”,
  • “poor ditherer”,
  • “Attila”,
  • “Watson”.