OK CONCERNING THE WHOLE HEADCANON THING IM WRITING THAT PPL KEEP ASKING ME ABT, i was talking to @chompiee abt a ~love confession~ and then @cryptidsp00n abt the aftermath of said confession concerning them kissing
I am sick and tired of these stupid videos going viral on facebook about how technology has made us antisocial and that social media is evil.
Let me tell you a story. I’m half English, but live in Spain. I get to see my English family, at best, once a year. Sometimes not even that.
I love my English grandparents, but we don’t have many things in common. We can get a nice 20 minute talk going about what we’ve been doing lately, and then I usually fall silent whilst my mum talks about cooking with my grandma and my dad goes on to talk about science with my granddad. It’s so disappointing, because I barely see them, and I can only rely on their interest in what I’m doing with my life to start a conversation.
A few months ago we flew to England and stayed with them a few days. Whilst having supper, naturally (as always) the conversation started with how I was doing, and what I was planning to do with my future now that I had graduated. I told them I was thinking about moving back to Japan to start working there. Somehow, one way or another, we started talking about life in Japan, and my parents chipped in by commenting on their experience in Tokyo as tourists. “There’s so many people!” And then someone asked, “what’s the population of Japan?”
And I said, “Let me google that.”
So I pulled out my smartphone. 127.3 million. Can you believe it? That’s a lot! That’s twice as much as the UK, isn’t it? What is the population of the UK? Granddad says 60 million, but grandma says 62.
Google says 64.1 million.
What about Spain? 50 million, perhaps? 55? Mum says 48, dad says 40. Nope, it’s 46.77 million as of 2014, says google.
We all guessed at the population of the US, of Canda, of France, of Germany; we cheered when one of us had almost hit the mark, and gasped at unexpected numbers. We looked up the dates of historical events, we read random wikipedia facts, we searched Stonehenge on google maps and read about the theories behind it, we googled ‘disc symbols ancient’ to try and figure out what this paperweight my granddad had in his office was supposed to be because he couldn’t remember its name and immediately found out it was a replica of the Phaistos Disc. “‘Disc symbols ancient’! How did google know what we were looking for just from that? That’s amazing!”
We went on for hours, and it was so. much. fun. For three whole hours, three. whole. fucking. hours, every topic we talked about was somehow linked to googling facts or images on my smartphone, and do you know what my granddad said to me as we started cleaning everything up?
He said this thing I had was amazing, and he wanted one too.
Technology is not a conversation stopper. It’s a conversation starter, and if you don’t know how to be responsible, if you don’t know how to make use of this amazing thing we have to keep a conversations going, then the problem isn’t smartphones, or facebook, or twitter. It’s you.
GATHER ‘ROUND CHILDREN AND LET ME TELL YOU A THING OR TWO ABOUT THIS GLORIOUS BOOK.
I HAVE OWNED THIS BOOK FOR A WHILE BUT NOW I’M SHARING IT WITH TUMBLR BECAUSE WE’RE ALL DRAGON-LOVING-FUCKS.
IN THIS BOOK
IN THIS MOTHERFUCKIN MASTER PIECE OF A BOOK
THE GIRL SEEKS OUT THE DRAGON BECAUSE SHE WANTS TO ESCAPE HER BORING LIFE AS A PRINCESS.
I DON’T THINK YOU GUYS HEARD ME.
THE GIRL WANTS TO BE WITH THE DRAGON.
AND THIS AINT EVEN IN A ROMANTIC WAY. SHE JUST RESPECTS THE DRAGON SO FUCKING MUCH.
THERE IS EVEN A PART WHERE SHE REPEATEDLY TELLS A PRINCE TO STOP TRYING TO SAVE HER BECAUSE SHE WANTS TO BE THERE AND THE PRINCE JUST ISN’T GETTING IT BECAUSE HE’S NEVER HEARD OF A PRINCESS WANTING TO BE AMONG DRAGONS BEFORE.
LIKE I CAN’T EVEN RIGHT NOW JUST READ THE DAMN THING.
THIS IS THE MOST READ BOOK I OWN AND I READ A LOT OF BOOKS AND HAVE MANY FAVORITES SO Y'ALL KNOW THIS BOOK MUST BE GOOD.
i have read it a total of 39749823792837493 times.
So earlier today I got rather pissed off when some rude anon who has probably never made a GIF in their lives decided to attack my friend (and one of the best GIFmakers I know) for no reason telling them not to talk about GIFmaking like it’s a big deal since it’s just taking clips from existing video. I was hoping to forget about this, but I couldn’t stop thinking about how many non-GIFmakers really do think that’s all GIFmaking is (including myself
before I started making GIFs
to some extent). Luckily, most people aren’t that rude about it and know not to insult content creators over a topic they actually don’t know much about…but I still feel the need to discuss some of the often lengthy effort that goes into making medium to high quality GIFs.
As a disclaimer, I’m NOT trying to be elitist and I
don’t consider myself one of the top tier GIFmakers. I also don’t think that GIFmakers HAVE to put in a lot of effort to alter GIFs from the original video frames if they don’t want to. It’s just a hobby where we try to capture/highlight cool moments using a severely limited and dying file format lol…so it’s really up to the individual how much they wanna put into it. However, the truth of the matter is that many GIF and graphics makers that contribute greatly to numerous fandoms DO put in a significant amount of effort to make their GIFs look different from and better than the original video.
EXAMPLES OF MY GIFS BEFORE / AFTER FILTERS & COLORING
Okayy so when I first started witchcraft I was young and
this one thing remains the same: whenever someone finds out I’m a witch they
ask me “do you worship the devil?” “are you going to put a hex on me?” or “I better
watch out before you put a curse on me” ….
And I understand where people come from sometimes,
especially when I encounter really big Christians and all of that. I know that
not everyone is going to understand and that there are going to be some people
who, because of what they were taught, go straight to that assumption .. But my
question to that is “What if I did?” would you stop being friends with me or
talk to me about my practices when some people don’t even practice their faith
like they’re supposed to? What makes this even worse is the fact that people
think things are black and white. There are different types of witches dude.. and
a big news flash! There are Christian witches *waits for loud gasps*
Honestly because there are so many ways to practice, you can
be a Cristian witch who just put a curse on someone. The point is (and I’m not
picking on Christians, just using it as an example) is that when people tell me
that they are Christian I don’t just say “OMG are you gonna like splash me with
holy water” “I better watch out or you might stone me to death” like that’s wild
in my opinion. If you are curious about what I practice, try to ask questions
about it! Or do some research maybe? You wouldn’t appreciate it if I ask you
some off the wall shit and I don’t either.
SOOO instead of complaining about it without actually helping anyone, I’m gonna post some links so you can learn for yourself okay?
Things your meal doesn’t have to include in order to be balanced and healthy:
1. Designer protein powder 2. “Superfoods” that will “change your life” including but not limited to: maca powder, bootstrap molasses, acai, chia seeds, coconut oil, dandelion greens, brazil nuts, turmeric, tart cherries, kombucha, spirulina, goji berries*… 3. 30 ingredients 4. Any one ingredient that you never usually buy and will only use in this one recipe 5. Any one ingredient that you never usually buy and which will sabotage your entire grocery budget for the week 6. Spiralized vegetables 7. “Detox” ANYTHING.
All this shit does is make healthy eating seem expensive and unattainable. IT’S NOT.
You can get $25 worth of fruits, vegetables, rice, and lean protein at the grocery store and you’re set for a week or two. You don’t have to eat maca-spiked spiralized-zucchini avocado protein muffins (or whatever the fuck). You don’t have to rush out and buy fennel or tabbouleh or bison.
Just try to eat mostly real food, a lot of it, treat yourself when you feel like it, drink a lot of water, and you’re set.
It’s cheap, it’s attainable, it’s accessible. Don’t let anyone - your parents, your friends, a girl trying to make money off of instagram - tell you differently!!!
Oh my God please if you have any please present your pining!Lance headcanons
Lance gets flustered around Keith because of The Crush which makes him louder and more obnoxious, which then makes Keith get defensive and annoyed and 2+2=4 so here we are with the bickering, u know the drill
He makes a point to be more and more flirty every time they meet new aliens or save someone just so that Keith thinks he’s like this all the time and won’t be weirded out when Lance throws an arm around Keith’s shoulder and drops a dumb pickup line
Keith thinks he’s joking
Narrator: Lance was not joking
Lance refers to his crush on Keith as “the Plague” when he’s ranting about it to Hunk and Pidge
the rants usually consist of Lance saying how dumb Keith’s hair is and “who stands with their arms crossed all the time like what is that about like wow okay calm down Edgelord we get it you have a knife”
Hunk: can this still be considered a crush if all you talk about is the things you hate about him
Lance does not hate Keith’s hair
he has had daydreams about Keith laying his head on his lap and running his fingers through it and making small braids in it like he used to do for his sisters and nieces
He’s lowkey-highkey obsessed with the way Keith smells
not in a creepy way but like a “Keith just walked by as Lance was taking a breath at the exact same moment and he smells spicy and minty but its soft and it’s really addictive” way
The first time Lance has a dream about Keith, he wakes up in a sweat and rips off his eye mask and lies there staring at the ceiling then scrunches his face up and grabs his pillow and tries to suffocate himself
Lance gets nervous training against Keith in the training room because watching how fluidly Keith moves and hearing him pant from the workout and watching his shirt get damp with sweat does Things to Lance’s stomach and his arms always get wibbly and the poles they train with sometimes just fall out of Lance’s hands when Keith pushes his bangs back off his forehead and wow how did that happen
The more time they spend together, the more comfortable Keith gets with Lance and their rapport becomes more jokes than just competitive challenges and there’s a night where they both end up in the main control room talking about the stories they know about the constellations they used to see back on Earth
Lance gets quiet because he gets that hollow ache in his chest again that he gets whenever he thinks about Earth and his family and Keith notices and gently bumps their shoulders together and says “hey, you get to name this one” and points out the big window
thats how they spend the rest of the night, naming constellations they’re passing and making up stories and shapes inside of them and eventually they both fall asleep with their heads on each other’s shoulders
You're CS why did you support a Milah post ? As a pro Milah blog I'm used to Milah hate in the tag and I'm not sure how to take a pro Milah post
Check out my Millian tag, if you like, and you’ll see that I support many more than a single Millian post! Yes, I am a CSer. But I’m among the CSers that don’t feel the need to demonize Milah in their love of Captain Swan. (many, actually, @xhookswenchx, @mryddinwilt , @queen-mabs-revenge to name just a few that I routinely cry to about millian… and there’s many many more. )
I’m very sorry you have to see hate in the tag. It’s an unfortunate part of this fandom that I have never understood. (Side note is there a specialty used tag for milah, because somehow when I check out milah or millian tags it’s not even always ouat stuff?)
Milah was an incredible character that they barely scratched the surface of. She was certainly not perfect, but no character in this show is perfect. Probably the fact that we did not know her that well makes it easier for some to demonize her, when so many other characters who have made mistakes and worse are forgiven and cherished.
I love Milah for many of the reasons that made Belle my favorite Disney Princess as a child. The desperate yearning to SEE EVERYTHING resonates with me. And she loved Killian. Enough risk her life to protect him. And he loved her… enough to do the same. I’m forever bitter that we didn’t get to see more of the middle of their story.
*Gratuitous Millian gif*
What Milah and Killian shared was a true partnership in every sense of the word. You can tell just from the brief time we do see them together that they work brilliantly together, trust each other implicitly and love each other truly.
There is no conflict to me, between being a CSer and loving Milah and Millian. CS has never been a story of first love, quite the opposite. It was from Milah that Killian learned how to be in an emotionally stable relationship and much of that shines through in his later interactions with Emma. The level of patience and understanding he shows to Emma early on is the practiced behavior of someone who has lived in a loving, trusting long-term relationship.
Yes, after hundreds of years in the darkness Killian Jones fell in love again and his path out of the darkness is a story that I adore. But that doesn’t mean that what he shared with Milah was any less true. Quite the opposite.
Those who try to erase Milah from his past do not truly understand Killian Jones.
You know what I don’t see enough of in the Harry Potter fandom. Harry with a stomach. Harry with thick thighs, arm flabs, a pot belly as he gets older. Harry who was malnourished as a child and can eat whenever he would like and has quite the appetite! Professor Harry with some meat on his bones. Chubby bright cheeks and a hearty laugh. Or Harry with muscles, well built, sculpted. Thick thighs from years of gripping a broomstick. Muscle from years of being an auror, scars littering his body but he never seems to harden from the work. I just want a Harry who isn’t tall lanky and underweight
I don’t usually make Pissed/Rant posts, but this infuriates me.
As many of you people know, I do conventions on top of youtube for a living. A really really good friend of mine does conventions and commission work for her living and has been doing this as a full paid living for years. (I am not going to say her name, she asked me to keep her anonymous so I will respect her request.) She does more conventions in a year, let alone several years, than I couldn’t ever fathom so her experience with conventions including El Paso Comic Con, is very broad.
I don’t usually make posts like this or anything concerning drama, but I want this to be known out there and have there be an awareness of this issue, cuz what happened today at El Paso Comicon is wrong, and I just wish I was there to do something about it.
The reason why I bring this up, is because today she faced a huge ordeal at El Paso Comic Con, and this is what I came to hear about today on her facebook, and over the phone.
My friend’s words:
“I don’t even know how to put into words what just happened to me. I am still physically shaking. Today at El Paso Comic con I tried to bring in a pasta because I was hungry and hadn’t eaten since yesterday. I was told by staff I couldn’t bring it in so I asked to bring it in anyway because I am vegetarian and can’t eat hotdogs and chicken salads. They brought over their main supervisors and the head lady began to harshly try to put power over me saying “cons don’t allow food you can’t” she tried to discredit me by asking how many cons I do and how many let food in. I began to explain again to the other person about how I cannot eat certain foods and as the conversation continued I began to feel an anxiety attack coming on and tears were already happening. THEN THIS LADY TAKES OUT HER CAMERA TO FILM ME HAVING AN ANXIETY ATTACK. I ask her to please stop filming me. She put her phone away but surely she still recorded the rest of my conversation without my consent. The head of the con allows me my food in but at this point I am so anxious I can’t eat. THEN I bring my food to my friend to give hers to her and explain what happened. THIS WOMAN FOLLOWS ME TO THE TABLE to “call me out” on lying about being the only one at my table. (I am in full panic attack mode and very upset and not ok) I explain (while still crying) that this is not my booth and I am giving her her food and telling her what happened. (she is the only one at her booth just like she told her, but this woman falsely accused her simply to destroy her.) She then tells me that I have to pack up my stuff and leave the convention. I tell her that I paid for my spot and am staying. (Not just as attendant but an exhibitor with paper work, paying for her spot) She begins to scream at me to “take a chill pill” and go back to my table. Once I’m at my table I am in such a bad shape a friend of mine HAD TO GET A MEDIC. This panic attack lasted OVER AN HOUR and I am STILL shaking.
I am utterly humiliated and heartbroken. I loved this convention but I will not be coming back now. I have not had such a terrible attack in almost a YEAR.
This is something I am scared to post on Facebook but I know it’s important to let people know what’s going on. When my service animal can’t even help me because I have nearly stopped breathing, you know there’s a problem.”
It’s not like me to make posts about this, the only other time I have is when the issue with UltimaAlmighty happened and even then I still don’t even think he deserved the ending he got despite me telling my share of the story. but this?.., is not ok.
I want to contact the head manager or either the convention center, or of el Paso Comic Con and report this issue about the supervisor handling a situation that should have been dealt with care, and communication, not a power trip and following her with ill intent only to make hasty accusations that she is innocent of,- so far as to induce her with the worst anxiety attack where she literally couldn’t breath. (and her service animal for emotional support rendered useless). However, my problem here is that I don’t know how to contact the head of El Paso Comic Con. Does anyone know how? My friend was wronged, and I want the head to know about what their supervisor did.
I don’t know what it is about the Shadowhunter Chronicles fandom but daaaaaaaaang people are reposting my art like crazy and it’s so aggravating. I guess maybe a lot of the fans are kind of young and maybe don’t know better but I really don’t want to have to start heavily watermarking my art.
Please please please don’t repost my art to any social media or website.
Sometimes I’ll be doing something perfectly mundane and innocuous, like making waffles or petting my cat, and I’ll randomly remember that most people view someone like me as a fundamentally evil, irredeemable, abhorrent monster. And sometimes, when this happens to me, the contrast will be so deliciously absurd that I will burst out laughing, because somehow this is actually my day-to-day reality and not the overwrought fictional melodrama that it often feels like to me.
I’m at that point in life where I’m so discontent and frustrated I don’t know how to express it in words, or even where to begin to fix things. And I’m trying so hard to, but it seems like it’s not hard enough.
I went to the ‘Dangerous Woman’ tour. Ariana did an amazing job. I was surprised she did the whole show. I thought artists usually do one song, rant about Jay Z and then leave. Then again I’ve only been to the 'Saint Pablo Tour’.
You can’t blindly like someone. You can like someone who’s done bad things but you can’t just pretend like they’re perfect. Everyone has flaws and calling someone you like out on it is okay. This goes ESP for hockey players. Some of them are just literal messes who say and do stupid things, but you can still love them. You can’t just treat them like literal angels who can do no wrong and attack ppl who call them out. Also? People are allowed to have fuckin opinions on players they don’t like.