using that term loosely

Listen. To. Me.

Everybody is NOT your friend, don’t set the bar so low. A friend is someone reciprocates the energy you bring to them. Just because y'all are mutuals doesn’t not mean you are friends. Stop telling everybody ya business, learn how to accept that some people are temporary, & stop using the term so loosely.

This is absolutely disgusting. This has got to stop. When will people learn that idols are people too. They aren’t just some object that you can defile any time you feel like it. I don’t care how many followers you have or if you think you’re a someone special because a famous youtuber follows you. This is wrong. If you would have just posted it to your account I would have thought it was gross and then just moved on, but you actually had the audacity to tag Monsta X’s official instagram account. Where were you when they taught basic manners and courtesy? How were you raised that you think this is okay to tag them in? These idols aren’t you friends on a personal level. You don’t have the right to do this. “Fans” (I use the term loosely here since I don’t consider people who disrespect artists like this true fans) like you are what makes it hard for other fans to be able to enjoy their faves. If people keep doing this and other disrespectful things to idols just like what happened with BamBam on Twitter, idols will stop doing this type of fan service and real fans chances to interact with their idols will get taken away. Don’t be the bad apple that ruins it for the whole group. All I’m saying is 1.) Don’t disrespect an idol to their faces by calling them daddy in public 2.) Don’t disrespect an idol at a concert or fanmeet because you didn’t get picked to be paired with your favorite member (Seriously grow up. Thank your lucky stars you not only got to go to a fanmeet, but that you got chosen to interact with any of them whether they are your bias or not. If you can’t do that then sit down because plenty of fans would love to take your place.)  3.) Don’t ask for other members on an idols solo vlive or any type of broadcast. It’s rude and can hurt their feelings. If you don’t want to see that member then don’t watch. 4.) Don’t demand that your idols speak in your language. These idols have fans on multiple continents. If you want them to speak your language then they would have to learn everyone’s and that’s not realistic. We have wonderful fans who spend hours translating videos and messages in a ton of different languages without being asked. Enjoy their hard work and thank them. 5.) Don’t send lewd pictures or videos like the one above to an idol’s official sns. Its tasteless and gross. 6.) Don’t make fun of an idol or the way they look or dress on an sns you know they are active on. Idols are humans too and have the same feelings you and I do. We all joke and talk about our biases and none of us are innocent of making suggestive or silly comments. But keep it on your private sns or in your group chats and tags and don’t for the love of God tag the group in it. Have some class, it’s that simple. Common courtesy is a thing. Learn it. Live it.

Fact of the Day

The c. 15,000 golf courses in the US use up as much water as one-sixth of the US population - equivalent to about 55 million people.

Ancient aquifers which took millions of years to fill are being spread over large, private enclosed spaces, many of which have been built by corporate developers encroaching on ‘prime’ ancestral native heritage sites - so wealthy white elites have an arena for business networking and a nice bracing stroll.

And you can bet that water isn’t contaminated with lead.

I was watching Transformers Prime again and I kept noticing how Soundwave would project live security footage or computer screens on his mask and people (mostly Megatron) would just stare into his mask and watch. It got me thinking: do you think he’s ever tried to show something to someone something, but the image was too small and too far away, so they grabbed the sides of his face and tilted it so they could see better? Maybe someone pulls him down a bit because they’re short, or a tall person gently tilts his chin up, or someone gets literally in his face because they can’t see the tiny details otherwise?

(How awkward would that be, especially if he has a face behind the mask and can see them through the projection?)

anonymous asked:

what is white passing privilege?

Way back when.. back when I was New to tumblr I asked a ton of white passing bloggers (not all black, of all ethnicities) to help me out because I didn’t know some of the terminology on labeling what “privilege” (using term loosely) white passing POC had when it came to the western world.

Anyway they called it “white passing privilege” because it was conditional and temporary. It only applied if said person(s) they were interacting with did not know they weren’t white.

i fell asleep for about twenty minutes and had a short but hilarious dream where Poe was deaf and BB-8 was his interpreter for people who didn’t understand sign language.  i use the term “interpreter” very loosely because BB-8 pretty much did whatever the hell he wanted - and he was sick of Poe and Finn tiptoeing around one another instead of getting it on in the cockpit of Poe’s X-wing or whatever.  so Poe would be like tell Finn i’ll meet him in the mess hall in ten, i just want to finish up here, and BB-8 would turn to Finn and beep meet Poe in the mess hall in ten minutes once he’s done giving his ship a tongue-bath BY THE WAY HE SAID YOU HAVE A CUTE BUTT* before trundling away.  and poor Finn only had a rudimentary grasp of binary, so he kind of knew what BB-8 was saying, but kept thinking he was misinterpreting all the scandalous comments.

i don’t remember much else, but i’m pretty sure there was a subplot where Rey (who ofc understood BB-8 perfectly) came back from Jedi training and overheard an exchange that convinced her BB-8 had some kind of crush on Finn…

*actual quote from this dream

The reason why I get so mad when people want Cinder to be white is because the lack of Asian/POC representation in “mainstream” (I’m using that term very loosely) novels. And I’m not just talking about books, I’m also talking about mainstream movies and tv show. Growing up as an Asian-American, all I ever saw in movies and tv shows were white people and the one or two Asian characters were stereotyped to be the “nerd.” When I started read TLC and found out that Cinder is in fact NOT white, but indeed Asian, I was so happy. Finally I found a character that was Asian and was not written in a stereotypical way. That is why it’s sooooo important that Cinder is Asian. Please please PLEASE so not whitewash her.

This is the first and last time I will explain myself on this topic...

I want to say that I think Camila and Lauren are both admirable human beings and amazing women. I admired the bond they displayed from a distance and enjoyed shipping the moments of chemistry captured. But this beautiful thing has turned into something ugly. Because of invasive “fans” (using that term loosely because real fans wouldn’t attack the girls or their friends and family) took things too far. With that being said, my opinion on Lauren’s tweets is simple. Do I think she should not have engaged with the trolls and entertained their madness? Absolutely. Does she have the right to respond and express her frustrations? Absolutely. I don’t fault Lauren for having a slight melt down yesterday. Nor do I think she needs to “be more like Camila” in the general sense of the word. I just think silence is the best way to handle situations like these. As we all see her words did nothing to assuage the fandoms overly invasive opinions or reactions to all that’s happened and been revealed in the last 48 hours. I was once told that the best way to deal with hate is to not give it your energy. So…while I do believe Lauren is well within her rights to be angry and fed up with the nonsense. Giving it any energy is time not well spent. There will always be creeps and there will always be trolls. She has already addressed Camren and now Laucy. She should let this be the last time she acknowledges both on social media. And let the minds of the crazies do what they do. Because she will never be able to control the thoughts or reactions of others. So why even try. If she wants us to only focus on the real and relevant issues she should continue to do what she’s been doing. Ignore the BS and promote the agenda of a equal and loving world for all humans. She has such passion and a heart for the people and she shouldn’t let anything or anyone distract her from her true gift… Activism! Hopefully my perspective is a bit more clear. And if not then I’ll leave you all to your misinterpretations. I’m only here to promote positivity and ship two amazingly beautiful and talented and intelligent young ladies. Beyond that I have a life that means so much more to me. And this world is in desperate need of love and positive people so that’s all I’m here for. I love all of you no matter your opinion and no matter your ship. 😘💕 Nikki aka✌Dean Munch 🎓 (😂)

Counterpart signs as aesthetics
  • Aries and Libra: black and white and pastels, the smell of leather and perfume, hard words and harder apologies
  • Taurus and Scorpio: a garden of pink and red roses hidden by a wall of thorns, delicate tea cups filled with black tea, soft whispers in the hours between night and morning
  • Gemini and Sagittarius: old letters and plane tickets, jokes gone too far, drinking champagne in blanket forts
  • Cancer and Capricorn: cinnamon and vanilla cookies, warm fireplaces in the middle of winter, morning rushes to school or work
  • Leo and Aquarius: changing from party dresses to pajamas, elegant cats doing silly things, clinging on to something that's slipping away
  • Virgo and Pisces: plants at the edges of water, precariously placed glass, kisses on band-aids on cuts
Tell Her I Love Her (2x13 drabble)

Just a wee show-verse drabble (using the term loosely–100 words isn’t ever enough for me!) that I’ve been imagining since I saw the titles of the S2 deleted scenes several weeks ago and noticed

 “Tell her I love her” 

as the final one on the list. I’ve since learned it was NOT in fact having anything to do with the scenario I envisioned…but all the better, because now I get to write it! 

Check out @londonerbecky​‘s take on the same line if it were delivered by Murtagh, and one eventually from @suhailauniverse​ who imagined it being spoken by Jamie. Love that we all three came up with different ideas! 

My master list 


Tell Her I Love her (2x13 drabble)

“I will name him Brian… after your father.”

That made him smile and my heart broke again. 

Was this the last time I would see him smile?

He took me in his arms like—Jesus, God—like we were in the grand ballroom at Versailles. Dancing. 

“I love you,” I choked. My eyes darted frantically across his face, trying to capture his image, to burn him irrevocably into me, even as he was about to tear himself away, to fling me and our child into the void. I love you.”

He could barely speak. “And I—you—

Each step backward toward the stone was a death knell, my mind screaming, wailing. 

Jamie is going to die today.

Your Jamie will die today.

Jamie will be dead and—

…dead…

…BUT…

“Jamie, tell—” I broke off. 

I couldn’t say it.

“Aye, mo chridhe?

I had to say it.

“Tell her—I love her.

He stared at me for a long moment….

…and then he understood.

“I’ll take good care of her, Claire.”

I threw myself forward and he held me just as tight, so hard that I thought I would break apart, as if I weren’t already on the verge of breaking. 

But there was the tiniest spark within me now.

Jamie would die today…

…but they would have each other. Jamie and Faith.

He pulled back and gently lifted my chin. He was crying, hard, and his voice shook…but I was given one more sight of Jamie Fraser’s smile, after all.  

“I canna wait to meet her.”