wanna mean something for someone

so at first i was super against a white american light yagami bc omg Whitewashing and other related buzzwords and then when i actually sat down and thought about it for a couple minutes

it makes perfect sense that light’s white in the us version. and, in fact, it’s very important. japanese light yagami is a member of the racial majority in his own country. he’s also male, super-smart, and very attractive. this is a guy who has never personally experienced racism, sexism, societal rejection or personal rejection. he fits in without any struggle. that colors the way he sees himself in relation to other people, the way he sees himself in relation to the society he lives in, and the way others see him in relation to themselves, society, and, importantly, L.

L was not japanese. he was british. well, i think HTR13 said he was like half english, a quarter japanese, and a quarter russian or something but he was distinctly not japanese. light was japanese. the whole task force was japanese. light was the Prototypical Perfect Japanese Teen, and L was the weird unsettling outsider. this very clearly had an influence on what people believed about light.

having light be the Perfect White American Teenager while L is a strange awkward black man calling light kira without any conclusive evidence (or, actually, any evidence) is, in my mind, not whitewashing. it’s creating an analogue for what the situation was in the japanese version. the. the whole (white) task force is like “No. No way. light’s too pretty and smart and perfect to be a mass murderer, L must be wrong, there’s no way, light’s too perfect” would all those white people say exactly that about a non-white teen? i mean it’s true maybe they’d say that about an asian american kid but they would say it for different reasons.

so, i guess i agree with the people who are saying “it’s a US adaptation, it’s not that big of a deal” not because the argument there is Everyone In The US Is White or All Protagonists In The US Should Be White or…anything like that. it’s just that if you’re going to take someone who’s in the racial majority in one version, and make him a minority in another version, there’s a lot you’re going to have to tweak re that person’s relationship to himself/others/society. i understand the desire to keep those relationships analogous (i won’t say the same, because of course they’re not).

of course that said there’s still so much that i find Terrible about death noteflix but that’s all just…why does the trailer look and sound like an action thriller, why is kira called kira if he’s in the US, what is a japanese god of death doing in seattle, why does the cutural translation look so half-assed, etc. etc. (also nat wolff is NOT pretty enough to be light i’m not hating i’m just saying)

Writing Tip

watch/read Twilight. this will serve as a confidence boost to remind you that if that can succeed and be wildly popular then your writing project is definitely good enough to succeed too, all you need to do is finish! :)

i just wanna mean something to someone, is that too much to ask?

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make me choose: @lincolnoctavia asked:
captain canary kiss or captain canary “me and you” talk

anonymous asked:

I wanna ask demigender people something: when someone is a demigirl it means that a part of them is a girl but what about the other part? I mean it an agender part? Or an unknown part? And if it is an unknown part does it mean that you are just confused? ( i really don't wanna sound rude I just wanna understand how demigender people feel)

hey there!!

the other part can be known or unknown, for example my other part is agender. some ppl aren’t sure what the other part is n yes they might be confused about it but if they know that part of them is female they can identify as a demigirl! 

 - mod daria

the front bottoms starters

{ lyric starters from all of tfb’s albums, in chronological order }

“ today we can do something that we’ve never done before. ”
“ it’s getting dark – this wasn’t part of the plan. ”
“ i’ll close my eyes and just pretend you never said it. ”
“ time is running out and i need to choose. ”
“ nobody here wants to be the first to go. ”
“ it’s gonna hurt more than we had planned. ”
“ stop, please, i want to go home. ”
“ they say face your fears but i can’t stop running. ”
“ i’m gonna get on my knees; would you kick me in the face please? ”
“ if you need a little sunshine you can borrow some of mine. ”
“ this is me officially giving up on you. ”
“ i’ve wasted too much time with stupid lies. ”
“ no one with money ever goes to jail. ”
“ we could set ourselves on fire; there is cleansing in the flame. ”
“ since when is ‘i wanna hear your voice’ not a good excuse? ”
“ there is very little left of me and it’s never coming back. ”
“ don’t worry, you don’t have to stay the same. ”
“ we both know where this is going to lead. ”
“ if you want to move ahead, you’ll have to leave me behind. ”
“ you’re such a fucking hypocrite. ”
“ tell them i didn’t want to die. ”
“ it’s hard to explain; i like to be by myself. ”
“ they won’t know who i was before. ”
“ sometimes you talk when you are sleeping. ”
“ there’s just no place in between for us to meet. ”
“ what about your friends? don’t you love them enough to stay? ”
“ if i don’t leave now, i’ll never get away. ”
“ it probably won’t get easier, just…easier to hide. ”
“ i believe that you are pushing your luck. ”
“ i’ve been around long enough now to know that good things never last. ”
“ and i’m the last one on the dance floor as the chandelier gives way. ”
“ don’t tell me complicated stories about who you used to be. ”
“ if you wanna leave, why don’t you just go? ”
“ i feel fucked, but in a good way. ”
“ i just want this to mean something to someone. ”
“ i wanna contribute to the chaos. ”
“ you are the reason i’m smiling when there’s nothing to smile about. ”
“ once i finally hit the ground, who’s gonna drag me into the light? ”
“ it’s just so hard to see tomorrow past tonight. ”
“ i guess there are some things i was just born to be. ”
“ i should’ve known you were a prize my hands could never hold. ”
“ i guess i’m just another thing you left behind. ”
“ but if you listen to your heart it may mislead you. ”
“ i’ve felt lost for so long. ”
“ there are answers here—they’re just harder to figure out. ”
“ keep me in love; keep me believing it’s with you. ”
“ you might be leading now but there’s no way you can win. ”
“ i wish i could pretend to be all of the things you think you see in me. ”
“ sometimes you’ve gotta close your eyes to truly see the light. ”
“ the only thing stronger than my head is my heart. ”
“ i don’t care if you’re not sorry—i forgive you. ”
“ i’m always focusing in on the wrong things. ”
“ i’ll hold your hand if you hold mine. ”
“ the last thing i need is a stupid excuse to fight back. ”
“ I don’t need your reasons anymore. ”
“ my body is a temple; how much do you think i could get for it? ”
“ once you fuck the fire all that’s left to do is burn. ”
“ i want world domination just like everybody else. ”
“ i’ve got a lot of people leaning on me. ”
“ this is my body, the only thing that i own entirely, and it will carry me to greatness somehow. ”
“ the farther you go from where you start, the harder it is to get back. ”
“ i just need a little help to find the path i should be on. ”
“ listen just because something burns bright doesn’t mean it’s going to burn forever. ”
“ you should fear what you already know. ”
“ i’m not going to sit here and deny what i think i felt. ”
“ shouldn’t have taken you that long to figure this out. ”
“ i don’t wanna make my mark on anything. ”
“ if it’s a little too much to bear right now, you can look forward to showing off the scars. ”
“ i have no idea what you’re going through so i won’t act like i do. ”
“ just stop, it doesn’t even matter anymore. ”
“ it’s the things i thought were dead in me that are coming to life. ”
“ i’ve been living this way since the day i met you. ”
“ i could see myself dying for you. ”
“ so make up lies and convince yourself they’re true—who am i to tell you what to do? ”

i hate astrology

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peyton sawyer in every episode

↳1.02 The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most ♔ “I wanna draw something that means something to someone. You know, I wanna draw blind faith or a fading summer or just a moment of clarity. It’s like when you go and you see a really great band live for the first time, you know and nobody’s saying it, but everybody’s thinking it…‘we have something to believe in again.’ I wanna draw that feeling, but I can’t. And if I can’t be great at it, then I don’t wanna ruin it. It’s too important to me.”

s-tudiolo  asked:

Kharla, what are the quotes that send a bullet through your heart? :)

oh my.. here are but few: I am lonely. I’ve been like that since I was young. But I think I am a person that needs to be lonely.Choi SeunghyunWhat I feel for her is a wholly different emotion. It stands and walks on its own, living and breathing and throbbing and shaking me to the roots of my being.Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood The French have a phrase for it. The bastards have a phrase for everything and they are always right. To say goodbye is to die a little.—Raymond Chandler, The Long GoodbyeMy heart is a thousand years old. I am not like other people.Charles BukowskiYou could rattle the stars,” she whispered. “You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.Sarah J. MaasThrone of Glass.How could you not hear the size of the planet I whispered into your heart? I was so much louder back then.—Anis MojganiI’m a poet, the people I love will always be somewhere else.—Kait RokowskiHere is the truth: It is hard to be in love 
with someone who is in love with someone else. 
I don’t know how to turn that into poetry.—Clementine von Radics, from UntitledI only write when I am falling in love, or falling apart.—e.s.I want you to remember me. If you remember me, then I don’t care if everybody else forgets.—Haruki Murakami, “Kafka on the ShoreI… am lost in the gorgeous errors of the fleshSylvia Plath, Friday 22 August 1952, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia PlathEven when I’m dead, I’ll swim through the Earth like a mermaid of the soil, just to be next to your bones.—Jeffrey McDanielCome lay with me. I wanna talk about nothing with someone that means something.—Anonymous I mean, I hope you’re happy, But the sky is still the sky without you,
And I’m not surprised by that anymore.—Caitlyn Siehl, from This is Not a Love Poemi can’t promise you very much. the fragile side of love is the only side there is. but i promise I will love you until i stop loving you. and when that happens, i’ll start again—Salma D Only (softly, fiercely) the stars shining. Here, in the room, the bedroom. Saying I was brave,I resisted,I set myself on fire.—Louise Glück, StarsI can’t tell you just how wonderful she is. I don’t want you to know. I don’t want any one to know.—F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise