very very excited about this one

anonymous asked:

(part one)if all goes well in a few days, i should be starting t. im very excited but im also a bit nervous. its something i think about everyday when i have to talk and when i get misgendered and when i look in the mirror and still see a girl and its really frustrating. but im still a little nervous because for one, im a singer . i am young, im 15, so i know bc of that theres a better chance i can keep my voice but im still scared bc its really important to me.

(part 2)this is very recent as well? i only started identifying as genderqueer ~7 months ago and ive wanted to go on t as soon as i started letting myself be masculine. i now identify as male and i have my hrt appt very soon. i guess id just appreciate some reassurance? i guess because of all the stuff ive been hearing from my family about “this is so sudden” “you were so girly” has made me question everything a lot. 

LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of people keep their singing voices, at least if they consciously practice singing or take singing lessons. I’ve spoken to my song teacher about this (well, regarding me personally) and he expressed zero concerns. Obviously your voice is going to change, there’s no denying that, and there are some songs you probably won’t be able to sing in the same pitch again, but you will still be able to sing if you practice. Anyone can learn to sing with the right amount of dedication - and, sadly, sometimes money for lessons. But the bottom line is, it’s not like you’ll never be able to sing again just because you go on T. 

If you’re unsure about whether or not to start T, talking with a therapist or at least the endo about it would be a good idea. Some effects of T are irreversible, and if you feel like this is too sudden a thing, I’d say don’t rush it. However, if it’s just your family telling you it’s too sudden but you are sure, have been consistently sure this is a good thing for you to do for a long period of time, and everything like that, and you feel like going on T now would improve your life, I’d say don’t listen to them. Your mental health is important, and you are allowed to put yourself first. 

Regarding the “you were so girly”-thing: during the past week a lot of us talked about how you don’t need to use your childhood to define whether or not you’re trans. I suggest you look through the videos from the past week on our channel and perhaps show some of them to your family. 

Best of luck! 

- Emil

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Louis Tomlinson Welcomes a Son
The One Direction singer and stylist Briana Jungwirth are new parents ...

The first One Direction baby has been born – and he’s “Perfect.”

Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth welcomed their first child, a son, this week in Los Angeles, a source close to Jungwirth confirms to PEOPLE.

In July, PEOPLE reported that the singer, 24, was expecting his first childwith Jungwirth, a Los Angeles-based stylist.

“Louis is happy and very excited about becoming a dad and he thinks Briana will be an amazing mother,” a mutual friend of the two told PEOPLE.

“It was a surprise at first, but he and Briana are very, very close friends and this has brought them even closer.”

Tomlinson and Jungwirth met and briefly dated in last May following his splitfrom longterm girlfriend Eleanor Calder that March.

Tomlinson has since been linked to reported girlfriend Danielle Campbell. Tomlinson was spotted with The Originals actress in Chicago days before Christmas, followed by a night out in London just before New Year’s.

Early Friday morning, Tomlinson’s former stepfather, Mark Tomlinson, sparked speculation that the new addition had arrived with a Tweet: “Is that the patter of tiny feet?” he wrote.

Now that the 1D guys are on an extended hiatus, Tomlinson will have some extra time on his hands to dote on his newborn son.

As the singer previously said, “It’s a very exciting time.”

A rep for Tomlinson could not be reached for comment.

— Nick Maslow with reporting by Sara Nathan

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I got a very very nice text [from Alicia] a couple of days ago - she’d seen Brooklyn and was lovely about it, as she always is about everything, very supportive…. We keep in touch. I think she’s one of the very special ones. There’s a few actors around at the moment who are just really really special. Saoirse’s one, Alicia certainly, another Carey Mulligan - these people who [you’re] always excited to see what they do. And Alicia’s one of those, absolutely. She has that voracious appetite for creating new characters that I just find really exciting. She’s able to do all that work because she’s able to change what she does enough that it remains compelling. — Domhnall Gleeson on Alicia Vikander

Reylo (Not So) Mini Fic Rec Thing

Guys, oh my god. This has been such a great few days for Reylo fic, especially of the smut and AU variety! Goddamn. Talented authors are turning out amazing work left and right. What a time to be alive! Here are a bunch of my favorite new ones, before I forget… You didn’t have anything to do today (or ever) right?

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What Woodes Rogers represents is a very dangerous thing. It’s different from what it was when he and Hamilton had come up with this idea of the pardons. It’s now something that’s different. England is using it as a tool to control. So, Woodes Rogers is almost like this warped version of James McGraw.

Josh Brolin Talks About Playing Thanos In AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

“It’s not voice work, it’s mo-cap. I’m there. I’m there and I’m not in a booth. I’m being filmed. I have a bunch of crap on my face. [laughs] I’m being filmed by like thirty-four cameras? Thirty-six cameras? Something like that. Every movement, everything. So, it’s very new to me, it’s very exciting, it’s very unnerving. But I sure trust these guys! You know? We’re supposed to get together very soon to talk about the trajectory of Thanos in the next few years and it’s very exciting. It’s one of the better decisions I think I’ve made.” said Josh Brolin.

Source: Superhero Hype

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Colin Morgan on the set of The Living and The Dead. ( This pic was taken at Horton Court ) 

 Flyingcameracompany.wordpress.com : We’ve been working on another new BBC drama during the last 2 months that I’m particularly excited about. From the makers of ‘Utopia’ (one of my favourite drama series) and ‘Humans’ comes a new super natural drama series set in Victorian rural England. Having worked on several episodes and seen the trailer Im very excited to see the finished series. The production are luckily also very keen on drone shots and have used us in some very interesting and new ways, working with actors a fair amount. Its been challenging and I’m looking forward to being able to talk about them in more detail on here when the series has been released. Keep a look out for it in 2016!

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why are people being such assholes about pokemon go, and the superbowl trailer? like, calling it “cringey” and “embarassing” and being all like “when will it die.” like, do they realize that for so many of us this is our childhood dream come true? so the graphics could be a little better, but at the same time they bring a certain nostalgia in that they’re still cartoon-like. it’s like, why be salty that the trailer doesnt announce pokemon Z, or pokemon go release dates? of talk about how pokemon go is gonna be stupid anyway and no one cares? i know that im very excited about pokemon go, and the superbowl trailer just makes be even more excited and nostalgic and closer to that childhood dream. so yes, we get that it’s all very childish, and you’re all Cool and Edgy and Above That, but what makes you want to ruin the excitement for all of us? why do you hate the concept of making pokemon more real? why do you hate joy, and feel the need to shame people who are excited into feeling stupid and childish? how come that is what makes you happy?

Reylo Fic Recs (FF.net Edition)

Just in time to ruin your weekend! :D

Most of the time when I look for fic I stick to AO3; I prefer their interface and in my experience the quality is higher. Oh and you can download the stories as eBooks, how cool is that?!

However, there are some good stories on ff.net that aren’t on AO3 (yet)! All the stories on this list are longer than 20k words, firstly because I prefer long works anyway, and secondly because an author who cares enough to write that many words probably cares enough to make sure their work is decent. Also, man, I really hate ff.net’s interface, I’m not suffering through that nonsense for a oneshot.

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MyPeakChallenge & World Cancer Day

I have mentioned here before that I am in remission from Non Hodgkin Lymphoma, so I am alive because of research and treatment advances funded by organizations like Bloodwise, Sam’s charity, the organization where all donations to MPC will go. What I haven’t mentioned is that my beautiful and loving Mama died 17 years ago from an unknown primary cancer that metastasized to the liver. She got sick and was dead within 10 weeks. And my oldest brother Paul died at age 13 from Hodgkin Lymphoma. And I’ve had other relatives and close friends die from cancer.
I believe completely in God’s Providence and so somehow all of this cancer that I’ve had to deal with in my life is just part of the mystery of life.
What I’m very excited about is that I have two very close friends who are major international cancer researchers. One works at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in Manhattan and the other at Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati. Both of them depend on funding from organizations like Bloodwise . So supporting and donating to cancer funding really does make a big difference. Thank you for whatever you can do to support cancer research and treatment! And anyone that you know who is dealing with cancer right now… Calling them are sending a card or taking a meal or stopping in to visit really does make a big difference. The small acts of love and kindness mean a great deal when someone is coping with cancer!

The Good + Bad of the Signs (from the perspective of a Gemini)

 keep in mind: all statements are totally subjective! the things that irritate a Gemini may delight a Cancer, or maybe even some other Gemini, you know? this was just a fun way for me to check my current feelings on the signs. only you can decide what your strengths and flaws are!

Aries: excitable, expressive, strategic, always up for an adventure, protective, determined, confident, unapologetically individualistic, doesn’t think twice about grabbing you by the hand or hugging you // very black-and-white perspective on the world, stubborn, violent temper, hypocritical

Taurus: patient, protective, always has a plan, tough, sweet, very caring, really funny imo!, soothing voice, very calming but still knows how to have a good time, not really much of a worrier // inflexible, dislikes leaving their clearly-defined comfort zone, tends to make one or two goals and then stop pushing for growth once they reach them, takes things too seriously sometimes

Gemini: fun, adventurous, loves to learn, stands up for themselves and their loved ones, gives good advice, confident, cheerful, generous, welcoming/approachable, funny // moody (loving one second, distant the next), can be condescending, worrier, struggles with being intimate and/or serious, very cunning, a bit of an airhead (this can lead to accidental gossip and tardiness), can treat people like puzzles instead of human beings

Cancer: really dedicated to their loved ones, creative, funny, goofy, will never pressure you into doing something you don’t want to do, probably has a really cutely-decorated home, big board game person, tenacious, a survivor // moody (gets upset over something, gets more upset when you don’t notice or can’t figure out what got them upset in the first place), never really lets you back in if you mess up with them but doesn’t kick you out either, can get swallowed up by their problems, lives in the past, standoffish toward new things and people

Leo: super cool/impressive, passionate, knows who they are and what they want, romantic, seems intimidating but is actually really approachable and sweet, great at decorating, radiates beauty because they surround themselves with it, gives really genuine compliments on things you’ve never noticed about yourself before, picks beautiful hearts over beautiful faces // oversensitive, can be very insulting when angered or stressed (and probably doesn’t even mean what they’re saying), needs to be the center of your world, too proud, always needs some sort of drama or struggle in their life

Virgo: so helpful and caring, hopeful and optimistic even if they pretend to be cynical, really pure, wants the best for their loved ones and helps them get it, calm & collected, gives frank advice, very straightforward communicator, cute!! sparkly eyes and clever smirks at all times, sweet, very independent // won’t let their loved ones be better than them (might actually choose to surround themselves with people who are less intelligent or skilled than they are), can be very elusive/cold/difficult to genuinely get to know, worriers, might be afraid to stray from the traditional path even if they really want to, nitpicks (not the same as critical. imo, a nitpicker points out every error regardless of whether it matters or not, whereas a critical person points out the flaws and mistakes that actually impact you and others.), can be cruel.

Libra: really fun and nice to talk to, spontaneous, so pleasant, always wearing something cute, charming, playful, very sweet and innocent vibe, tells great stories, good at compromise, judges every person and situation on their/its own merit, gives good advice, stands up for those who can’t defend themselves // shallow, can be very lazy, talks about doing something but then never does it, very manipulative when upset, doesn’t always have that much substance to their personality, prone to ranting to the people who can’t change anything because they’re afraid to confront the ones they’re upset with

Scorpio: very funny, so sweet! they always want to compliment you and tell you about their latest achievements and just generally be around you, the type to love you a lot but (poorly) pretend they don’t so they can keep looking cool, very intelligent (i have literally never beat my scorpio brother at any strategy-based game), daring, in tune with their emotions, good at comforting other sensitive and emotional people // very black-and-white view of the world, stubborn, has a tendency to blow up at you over small things, doesn’t hold back when angry, uses their great eye for detail to exploit others rather than make others aware, hopeless romantic

Sagittarius: generally happy and optimistic, adventurous, surprisingly calm, wise, feels things very deeply but doesn’t burden others with their emotions (i like the generosity this shows. i don’t think that burying your feelings for the sake of others is a good or particularly noble thing.), will always be honest with you, very fun, very loyal, gives unusual but really meaningful compliments // tends to see themselves as a bit above everyone else, can be condescending, takes you disagreeing with their opinions/views personally after preaching being open and accepting toward everyone and their views, tends to flee the situation when angered or upset rather than sticking around and talking the problem out with you

Capricorn: driven, fiercely protective, really caring, will encourage you to have ambitions and plans, a good leader, really endearing sense of humor, has good ideas, knows when it’s time to stop pushing the buttons/boundaries, is/would be a good parent // doesn’t express their feelings well, can be cold, tightly-wound, won’t accept any help, cunning, can be manipulative to get what they want, can cling too tightly to the rules or enforce harmful ones

Aquarius: friendly, accepting, open-minded, daredevil, knows how to have fun, hard-working, interesting way of thinking, hard to shock/unsettle, loyal to their causes and loved ones, idealistic, optimistic, helpful, good at seeing the big picture, visionary, big hopes // very detached (good quality when it comes to the advancement of mankind, bad quality when it comes to friendship), hard to get to know, very stubborn, prone to having a god complex, can be pretentious, insensitive (doesn’t believe in doing something just to be polite, especially if it involves showing emotion like one might do at a wedding or a funeral.)

Pisces: funny, very charming, creative, loving toward everyone, warm, always up for goofing around and going on adventures, probably has a great collection of books, childish in the sense that they’re eternally full of wonder and curiosity, excellent listener, good storyteller, imaginative, animals and babies LOVE them // very manipulative when upset, changes the facts of an argument so that they may remain the victim and not the person doing harm, has a tendency to bury their head in the sand when confronted with conflict, too trusting (i think that this is a beautiful but very harmful/troubling quality), often gets wrapped up with the wrong crowd, needs delicate treatment but doesn’t always return the favor, petulant

bbc.co.uk
Louis Tomlinson confirms that he has become a dad
Louis Tomlinson has confirmed that he's become a father for the first time.

Louis Tomlinson has confirmed that he’s become a father for the first time.

After much speculation, the One Direction singer tweeted that his baby son was born on Friday.

“He is healthy and pretty amazing. I’m very happy” he wrote on Twitter.

Last year reports came out about how Louis was having a baby with US stylist Briana Jungwirth.

There was never any official press statement about it but he did confirm the news of his impending fatherhood during an awkward moment on US television.

When he was congratulated by the interviewer, Louis replied: “Thank you, yeah, erm, obviously it’s a very exciting time, so, err, I’m buzzing, thank you.”

He’s the first member of One Direction to become a father although there’s no word on a name for his child as yet.

Harry Styles cryptically tweeted “flowers all round”, maybe in a nod to Louis’ baby.

One Direction are currently on hiatus but are nominated for several Brit Awards at the upcoming ceremony in February.

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anyone remember my oc that i made as a lovechild of rarity and twilight?? no?? well *jazz hands* here she is

she’s stubborn, introverted, shy, and not very good with expressing feelings and finds it hard to make friends. twilight is good with comforting her about this, cause she’s been a lot of the same before too.
however aunty fluttershy will probably always be #1 best listener and i feel like twinkle would like her a lot.

then there’s Gumdrop Pie, daughter of RD and pinkie, whos twinkle’s polar opposite in that she is extroverted, excited, and very affectionate. shes twinkle’s childhood friend and one of the few fillies her age that dont get weirded out by her distant personality, and understands her well

u can read more abt twinkle here if you want, other than that i mostly just doodled these cause i havent drawn ponies in a while now and im in an art block and ponies are Fun

anonymous asked:

I love the idea of O!Hinata being quite maternal because of Natsu. The first time Hinata cooed and purred at B!Yachi out of instinct when she was feeling uneasy, it surprised the whole team quite a lot. :)

No one expected Hinata to be so maternal. He’s loud, constantly excited, and very energetic, so the team was shocked to hear Hinata cooing at Yachi like an omega would to their cub. Hinata was very embarrassed, and explained about how he took care of Natsu. The entire team couldn’t handle the amount of cuteness when Hinata told them.

Maybe This Time - Part 8

Hey everyone! So this is the last part! So exciting. I’m not totally in love with it, but I wasn’t really sure what else to do with it so… here ya go. Anyway… by the end of this week I should have the first part to my next story out. I’m very very excited for this one. They’ve already started dating in this one, which is something I’ve never written about before. So… get excited! Or don’t. I don’t want to tell you what to do. But anyway… Here’s the last part to maybe this time. Thanks for reading! You guys are awesome :D


Part 8:

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Simply Crochet Feature, Issue 40

I have another magazine feature to share about!  If you check out Issue 40 of Simply Crochet Magazine, you’ll find a delightful article on the very last page…

I was very excited when Becca Parker of Simply Crochet asked if I wanted to be a part of a new page in which they interview bloggers, designers, and industry experts each month, asking them about their favourite items!  It’s always hard choosing a favourite item, but in the end, I went with Dragon since he holds a special place in my heart!  We designed him four years ago in January 2012 and I really did not expect the overwhelming response and support we received!  He remains one of our most popular patterns to date, and so many people all over the world have been directed to my blog because of him!

I am ecstatic that he and I get to be featured again in the gorgeous Simply Crochet magazine (he was featured in their very first issue HERE)!  You can see where to buy hard copies of Simply Crochet magazine in your country HERE and download digital copies HERE!  Thanks again for this feature, Simply Crochet- it was wonderful reflecting back upon how we created Dragon!  You can find the free pattern for Dragon HERE and the step-by-step tutorial HERE!

Diamond no Ace Marriage Prospects

1. Sawamura Eijun

The context: He’s currently a first year at Seido High School. Born in Nagano Prefecture,  he went to Tokyo on a sports scholarship after Takashima Rei saw one of his games in middle school and thought he had potential. He is part of the baseball team and bears the number 18, putting him in the first string. He lives in the school’s dorm and shares a room with Kuramochi Youichi and Masuko Tooru (previous).

Personality: Sawamura is a very lively and easily excitable person. He is loud, brash and often reckless. He’s also very honest and a live-in-the-moment kind of person, who doesn’t worry much about planning and thinking ahead unless baseball’s involved.


Home economics/Cooking:  ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ 
You won’t die from it, but both the taste and the looks of his food are questionable. Still, he tries his best, and with patience and a recipe he’s not too bad.


Socializing: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
He’s not shy at all, but some people might not like his over-excited personality. His team is used to him, so you might want to ask them about tips on how to deal with your excitable boyfriend (see: Kominato Haruichi).


Romance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★    
Whether it’s all from the shoujo manga he reads or not, he’s a romantic at heart. He’ll buy you flowers and chocolate whenever he can and will give you a cute nickname. Probably something like Buttercup or Pumpkin (and he will shamelessly call you that in public).


Family: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆    

They’re very similar to him, so again, some people might not like that. His parents and his grandfather play a very important role in his personality and who he is today, so make sure you treat them with respect.


Competition: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  
The fandom ships him with practically everyone (See: Miyuki Kazuya, Furuya Satoru, Kuramochi Youichi, Takigawa Chris Yuu), so watch out for fans who’ll want to steal him for their own ship. And themselves.


Conclusion: He’ll always treat you very well and will probably give you a very cheesy nickname. He’s going to make his feelings for you obvious from the start, so be prepared for embarassingly loud confessions. Go to his games and sometimes practice, pay attention to him and cuddle him. His brashness and loudness are part of who he is, don’t try to change that or Chris will get upset and come after you. He’s likely to be very touchy-feely too.

Next: Miyuki Kazuya

ALLEGIANT TRAILER

okay so I’ve seen many things about this new movie. Some people think it’s going to be dumb, while other are super excited! I being one that is super excited! Does the movie look different from the book… sadly yes, but I don’t think people understand how hard Veronica’s books are to be made into a movie. I have read multiple articles and directors say with the large amount of characters in these books it’s very hard. If you don’t like the Divergent series then don’t talk shit about it. The Hunger Games was a movie series that stuck to the book very well, but the amount of detail and characters in they book are very different. Shai and Theo obviously worked super hard to get this movie out to the fans! We just have to be prepared for whatever comes our way! I’m sure this movie will be good! Even if it doesn’t match our expectations, but what movie does?

I just felt the need to rant because I’m so sick of people complaining, THE BOOK IS ALWAYS BETTER PEOPLE