wanted to give it it's own

It’s around that time of year when kids start getting letters of being waitlisted, rejection and deferment. Just wanted to say hang in there– not everyone’s collegiate path is a strict linear progression. Taking gap years, transferring, going to your ‘B’or ‘C’ school, etc– they’re all completely valid ways to self-discovery and getting to where you want to be. From my own experience, things have a way of working out in the weirdest ways. Just keep your head up & mind open and don’t give up. 

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*all i want for christmas is you playing muffled in the distance*
gabe is really festive guy pass it on

You know what gets me everytime?

when Allura is giving away the bayards..

and everyone get their own special weapon

and look so cool

and excited

and happy

and then comes Shiro’s turn…

And you knoooooooo he was watching them all get all the weapons and getting all excited himself like “oooh I wonder what my bayard is gonna turn into! the black one must be a very special one! cuz i dun see it here.. Allura is probably saving the best for last!”

and hes standing there like “I’m so ready! give it to me! sooo ready! gimme!

and Allura’s just

Shiro, I’m afraid your bayard was lost with its paladin.

and his face just goes:

and then he like smiles and all “I guess i’ll just have to make do..

LIKE NOOOOOO GIVE SHIRO A DAMN BAYARD!! YOU KNOOOO HE WANTED HIS OWN BAYARD SO BAD AND YOU JUST WENT AND BROKE HIS HEART LIKE THAT!!! LIKE “YOU GET ONE, AND YOU GET ONE, AND EVERYONE GET ONE, BUT NONE FOR YOU SHIRO, SORRY!” ALLURA COULDNT LIKE TELL HIM BEFORE THAT HIS BAYARD WAS MISSING?? WHAT IS THIS NONSENSE?? MOST HEARTBREAKING MOMENT IN SEASON 1 RIGHT HERE. SHIRO BETTER GET THAT BAYARD IN SEASON 2 I SWEAR. JUST LOOK AT THAT HEARTBROKEN FACE! HE WANTED ONE SO BAD!

You deserve the love you keep trying to give everyone else. You are a rare breed, sparking and gleaming in a world that does not yet understand what it means to love ferociously. You deserve to find someone who does not ask you to lessen your roar, who is in awe of the magnitude by which your passion burns. You deserve to find someone who will only ever want to add to your fire, someone who will use their own matchstick heart to encourage your passion, to magnify your flame. Until then, use the world as your kindling, use experience as your coal. Grow your love like a wildfire, and never back down from its heat; never let them dim its light.

andrew goes on to play exy professionally because it’s all he knows. it’s a borrowed obsession and he knows neil will play pro until he physically can’t anymore. so he joins a professional team, and he keeps playing. for years. until eventually he figures out what he wants to do with his life

he wants to work with kids. he wants to help vulnerable kids because no one ever helped him. so he retires and he becomes a social worker and for probably the first time in his life he has a passion. something he loves doing, that makes him feel good. something that makes him feel like he has a place in the world

something to live for

The Fifth Harmony fandom is mad at Camila for saying that she felt uncomfortable being sexualized when she was younger (even UNDERAGED). Somehow because Camila said that she didn’t like her sexuality being out of her hands & being forced by management to show more skin/be more provocative shes a bitch? And yall call yourselves feminists?

Also she even said that its important for women to be able to control their own sexuality & feel comfortable with herself. So don’t throw Bad Tings at her face or call her a slut shamer?? She literally just didn’t want to be sexualized by grown ass men without her will. 

Saying that Camila doesn’t have a right to complain about being forcibly sexualized because of her song leaves a bad taste in my mouth, and it should leave one in yours too. This is the same argument people give while raping girls/prostitutes, like “oh she willingly had sex once, so now she must always be willing”? Just because Camila wrote a song about sex does not mean that she is suddenly allowed to be sexualized without her permission.

Ariana Grande fans could understand this, but Fifth Harmony fans? All they care about is hating Camila, and they are willing to throw their feminist ideals under the bus to do it.

I want domestic Victuuri but I also want domestic Yuuri x Yurio

I mean yeah its nice to think Victor and Yuuri cuddling on a couch but have you ever thought of Yuuri knitting and Yurio catches him doing it and instead of mocking him or something, Yurio sits down and stares at Yuuri knitting and Yuuri eventually gives him his own pair and some yarn and mutely teaches Yurio how to knit and then they’re BOTH knitting and by next week, everyone has their own scarves www

OR Yurio getting sick of Victor and Yakov (as coaches) so he drags Yuuri away from both their coaches and goes shopping and he dresses Yuuri up in ridiculous leopard prints and its so adorable that Yuuri doesn’t care, he even has a leopard print tie that Victor threatened to burn but Yuuri takes it and locks it away from Victor cuz Yurio chose that tie for him and screw Victor, that kid is precious and Yuuri loves it.

Imagine Yurio slowly growing taller than Yuuri and starts leaning his chin on Yuuri’s shoulder or head when he gets lazy or getting scolded at (his version of sulking). Imagine Yurio getting touch-craved and slowly starts cozying up to Yuuri. Yurio being in Yuuri’s space, Yurio leaning against Yuuri’s back, Yurio having inside jokes with Yuuri. Yurio watching videos with Yuuri while sharing earphones, Yurio bodily protecting Yuuri from the press when they ask offensive questions, Yurio being comfortable around Yuuri. Yurio stopping Yuuri from drinking too much (but doesn’t fret too much when Yuuri gets too drunk and he has to help if Victor isn’t there). Yuuri and Yurio blanket snuggles when Yurio comes over to Victor’s apartment for movie nights and no, Victor is not jealous that the two of them are cuddling and cocooned in one blanket, he also DOES NOT take a picture for blackmail purposes.

Let me have platonic but loving Yuuri x Yuri please because they deserve to be each other’s friend AT LEAST.

Also, give me Yuuri Yurio hugs at the airport damn it because Yurio will miss the heck out of Yuuri when Yuuri goes to Japan (temporarily/permanently) and Yurio will never admit the manly tears he sheds during the hug. And Yurio texts for updates like every day and they even Skype because Yuuri knows that Yurio needs it but will never admit it.

Lastly, when they’re alone, when Yuuri is confident and wants to give elderly advice, or when Yuuri is trying to console Yurio, he lowers his voice and starts with a very soft but affectionate “Yura…” And Yurio will lower his head and listen because Yuuri is more than a friend, he’s family damn it.

live music for us has been very important to our career. its kind of why we’re even up here. we want to give this one out to all the bands that are trying to make it, slugging it out in their hometowns, touring, setting up their own gear. and all those people that go to live shows too. even the small shows. live music is still (a)live and that means a lot to us. thank you all so much.
—  tyler joseph, American Music Awards, November 20, 2016

The number of Americans who have been killed here at home by jihadi terrorists since 9/11 is fewer than 100 — you are literally more likely to get struck by lightning than killed by a terrorist. But it’s vital to Trump that Americans exist in a state of ongoing fear.
 
 

Trump’s presidency, like his campaign, is built on a set of powerful negative emotions: fear, hate, disgust, contempt, resentment. When Americans think of the world outside our borders, he wants us to think of two things: foreigners that are ripping us off, and foreigners that are trying to kill us.
 
 
What is all this leading to? We need to be seriously concerned about a Reichstag Fire scenario, in which some dramatic event like a terrorist attack occurs, and the administration moves swiftly to exploit it for its own ends. We’ve been through that before, and not that long ago. After the attacks of September 11, 2001, Congress rushed to pass the USA PATRIOT Act, giving the government sweeping new powers to monitor, detain, and spy on Americans. In the atmosphere of fear and anger, it was passed 357-66 in the House and 98-1 in the Senate.

Niall Horan: *has nothing but good things to say about his band mates and his band and the future of said band*

Haters: *complain about every single word and syllable he says because it doesn’t fit their own narrative*

[Me: “Get a life.”]

NaLu, Fairy Tail & Fanservice

@beautiful-souls-exist This reply got too long not to give it a post of its own. You mentioned some points that really get on my nerves across the FT fandom in general.

Mashima likes drawing ecchi scenes he said it in an interview. If that’s how he wants to draw, it’s his series, he can do what he wants. I think problems occur from people who don’t respect FT in its entirety and are mainly concerned about the ships. They moan about fanservice, complain when there aren’t pairing moments for their ship. Well, this isn’t some lame romance manga that is all about sappy sweet moments, it’s a shonen and if they don’t like that then they can stop watching/reading. If you want that kind of romance, then watch the appropriate genre and don’t expect it from a manga that never promised it in the first place. I would consider any pairing in a shonen manga extremely lucky to get a kiss scene of any form.

I don’t mind the fanservice because Mashima uses it with humorous effect and he puts in more effort (than any other shonen mangaka I’ve seen) into making his female characters relevant. Considering its part of the manga style I find it unacceptable that people use it as an excuse to call Natsu or Gray (or whoever) an abuser. Using these scenes to discredit a pairing as “unhealthy” is a lazy and cheap argument when you’re talking about a shonen manga, that’s been fanservice heavy from the very beginning. I don’t think there’s been one chapter that hasn’t had it. So, if they continue watching/reading FT knowing this, I find it very hypocritical to then bash characters and pairings because of it. Boob grabs (and the like) have and always will be included many anime and manga, whether people like it or not.

So, they are saying that Natsu is an unredeemable character because he’s groped Lucy, never mind everything else he’s done for her. The arguments using fanservice are slights against the character in question, not a pairing. Which as I said is unfair to do, given the fact they chose to read a shonen manga. That has always been heavy in fanservice and will continue to do so until it finishes. The same goes for Gray, does scenes of him groping Juvia or hoping to peek on Lucy in the bath make him a horrible character, no it doesn’t. They are meant to be of comedic value and not taken so seriously.

Some shippers seem to want perfect relationships, where nothing goes wrong, no one upsets anyone else, no events happen that can possibly have any negative consequences or implications (no angst). My answer to the people who expect this is one, they need to grow the hell up and two, perfect friendships and relationships don’t exist. There are flaws in ALL OTPs because otherwise the characters and story would be boring. If I thought my OTP was perfect I wouldn’t ship them. In fact, the relationships that seem perfect are usually signs they aren’t that close, or there are serious underlying problems they are trying to cover up. People fight and do/say stupid things because of emotion because they care enough to feel. Before anyone tells me, I’m looking too deeply into it, characters are usually based on real people and experiences the creator has been through themselves. If they are not, that’s when uninteresting “perfect” characters occur.  

One or two scenes of fanservice do not discount a lot of other nice behaviour, if not for Natsu then Lucy would be very lonely and unhappy. Whether you like Natsu and Lucy as a couple or not, that is a fact, because they are best friends. The same goes for Natsu, before Lucy the only one he would team up with regularly was happy, no one else tolerated his personality like Lucy. Natsu found the ying to his yang when he found Lucy (whether you take that as friendship or lover compatibility is your decision). I view opinions that try to discount this are purely hot air because it is already a cannon concept (pointed out by Mashima many times).

As for Natsu leaving, as much as this may pain some shippers to realise but not everything Natsu decides revolves around Lucy. Natsu is his own person and dealt with his grief by leaving, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t selfish, but it’s what he needed to do. Natsu had to leave because he couldn’t cope with his own feelings. He was probably feeling insecure, inadequate, grief, anger and so on. Natsu can be dense and probably didn’t realise the full impact of his departure on Lucy. However, Natsu showed he cared about Lucy a great deal because she was the only one he sent a letter.

As for Natsu showing up around her house, Mashima has shown that Lucy got used to their presence and it became a routine that she expected. It makes her feel loved and cared for because she doesn’t have anyone waiting for her to get home and the guild can only do so much to fill that void. Natsu does respect her when she clearly needs her own space.

Natsu visiting her, being a constant presence, is something she didn’t realise she needed until it was gone. Such is life and absence makes the heart grow fonder. I believe Natsu leaving made them closer, as their attitude towards each other changed visibly when he returned.

As for the hypothermia scenario in ch. 512, yes, it is a clear set-up for fanservice but it is also a serious scene. The fact that Lucy is willing to put aside her embarrassment, allow herself to be so vulnerable (emotionally and physically) to save someone who means the world to her.  To do this is remarkably courageous (for a young woman), showing a strength and conviction to help Natsu no matter what the cost. It shows that Lucy was very serious when she said she would do whatever it take to save Natsu. You can view it as just fanservice or you can think about what it truly means for Lucy (especially in front of other people, I certainly wouldn’t like to do that).

Communicating With Deities


How do I communicate with my deity?

How do I know if a deity is trying to reach me?

How can I tell if my deity accepted my offering?

How can I receive messages from my deity?

The topic of communicating with deities is the question I get asked the most so I figured it was time to give it its own post. Especially because this question doesn’t have an easy answer.  It’s not as simple as learning to give an offering or how to devote yourself to a deity. There’s no step by step, made for everyone and every deity, guide to communicating. Its ultimately something you have to figure out yourself, though I can offer some help in ways to go about figuring it out. But first I want to clear some things up about communication with deities. I feel there are a lot of misconceptions that surround it and I also need to explain WHY it’s a topic I can’t give you an easy answer to. So let’s get to that!

  1. Faith- So I’ll admit that the obsession that a lot of people have with communicating with their deities confuses me. When I started I didn’t really think much of the hows of interacting with Aphrodite because I, just like with any other religion, assumed that I had to have faith that Aphrodite was listening. I feel like a lot of people are missing that, like being a Hellenic Polytheist means you have constant, consistent, and direct messages from the gods, but that’s not the case. Faith is still an element and honestly it remains an element even when you have been devoted for years. You’re not always going to get confirmations on things you do or ask, actually most of the time you don’t. You just have to have faith they are there and listening
  2. Tumblr - This point is directly related to the first point. I believe that a lot of the misconceptions of communicating with deities and even the obsession with it has a lot to do with our community here on tumblr. I’m not here to accuse anyone or point any blame. I’m not even saying that people are lying or exaggerating. I just think because of everyone sharing their wonderful experiences it’s creating an image of communicating being a natural part of a devotee’s everyday life with their deity. I mean maybe it is for some, but not all. Honestly, a lot of what you are looking at on tumblr are snapshots of worship. Maybe that devotee received an AMAZING sign or message from their deity but perhaps that was the first one in a few months. The truth is, just like with most aspects of our lives, we like to share the fantastic on social media, so don’t take everything you read as the “normal” or the “standard” of devotion. The truth is there really isn’t one and definitely not one for communicating with deities.
  3. Skills - It’s important to keep in mind that communicating with deities can be seen as a skill. And just like with any skill there are those who are “naturally gifted” and others who have to practice practice practice in order to see any results. This is also a reason why you shouldn’t look to others’ experiences as the way it works for everyone. They could be one of those naturally gifted people who are just born tuned into the god frequency or they could also have been practicing and doing a lot of work to get the point where it’s easier to receive messages. So those of you starting out shouldn’t automatically think you will begin getting signs and messages right away, it most likely will be something you have to work towards.
  4. Deities Communicate Differently - A big reason it’s nearly impossible to say how or if a deity is communicating with you is because they do it in different ways. The way Aphrodite and me communicate may not be the same way she communicates with another devotee. A lot of it depends on the devotee. We each have a way of communicating that we will be more receptive to, whether you know it or not. Your deity might know that and choose to use that form, even if you haven’t exactly figured that out yet (fun, right? lol). A deity also may choose a way to communicate depending on the message they are trying to send you. They could also pick a way simply because they find it amusing and/or ironic (i’m looking at you, Hermes). It’s really hard for someone on the outside to tell you for sure how your deity is going to interact with you specifically. I can’t speak for the gods and I can’t speak on your personal relationship with them. Again, it’s something you have to journey through and find answers to yourself.

Now that the bad news is over with, how about I give you some good news? As I said above, I can give you some advice/tips on ways you can figure out how to communicate with your deity yourself. Remember this is a process, a journey, it’s not a faucet. Doing one of these things isn’t going to automatically start the flowing of messages. Just keep that in mind! Now onto the list!

  • Divination - Probably the most popular form of communication with deities is using some form of divination. There’s A LOT to choose from so do your research and see what calls out to you and give it a try! Some examples are tarot, oracle, runes, pendulum, scrying, bibliomancy, shufflemancy, just to name a few.
  • Meditation - I strongly recommend everyone try meditation because there’s a ton of benefits to it and one of those benefits is connecting with your deities. Not only can you receive messages and signs while mediating, the act itself opens you up to be more receptive in your everyday life!
  • Astral Travel - This is another popular method used to communicate with deities. Many people talk about not only receiving messages from their deities, but also full on interaction with them. Make sure you do your research before attempting it! It also may help to practice meditation first.
  • Dreams - Okay so this is one of the easier ones on the list to do. Basically start recording your dreams and see if you notice anything either popping out at you or that’s repeating. Sometimes your deity may just simple show up like “hey, what’s going on? You dreamin?” but other times they aren’t that obvious (why would they make it easy on us?). Recording your dreams is a great way to notice patterns because sometimes it can take multiple dreams to get a message. This applies to the universe as well. Like it took me a good chunk of my life to realize that when the universe wants me to pay attention it throws an abundance of something in my dream, where I’ll be like “shit thats a lot of elephants!” and then another dream years later “What is with all these fucking spiders!?”. Keeping a dream journal makes it easier to notice things like that. You can also ask your deity to appear in your dreams if you so choose (of course whether they do or not is up to them). Also if you’re into it you can use herbs and stones to better receive messages in your dreams and to remember them when you wake up.
  • Journaling - Anyone who has been a follower of me for awhile can probably tell you that my answer for most things is “Keep a Journal” and they are probably eyerolling me right now, lol! But I really believe in the benefits of journaling because they are abundant! I won’t go into all of them because we are talking about communicating with deities and damn it I WILL stay on topic! Just like recording your dreams, recording your waking life can help you spot patterns and possible signs that you might miss otherwise. If you’re like me and interact a lot with your deity through emotions and feelings, journaling is truly wonderful! You can start making connections between actions and your emotions that could help you better understand your deity. I also recommend doing this even if you choose to do one of the other ideas listed above. Recording your progress and your emotions is great for looking back on and seeing how far you come especially in those moments when you feel like you haven’t done much. So yeah, everyone keep a journal!
  • Open Yourself - So those of you who are witches don’t really need much explanation on this and honestly you might have already started on this one, but for the sake of those who might not know let me explain. There are different ways you can better open yourself up so receiving messages can be easier. Using certain stones, burning certain herbs/incense, using oils, casting spells, doing rituals, etc. There’s a lot you can do to help open yourself up to the universe! And these aid a lot in the techniques above!
  • Talk To Others - I know what you’re thinking “Wait, didn’t you say that looking at what someone else does is part of the problem?” Yes, i did, but it can also be helpful as long as you find the balance! Seeing how other devotees of your deity interact with them can at least give you ideas and a direction to go in. The key is not to compare and to not see their devotion as the “one true way”. Think of it more as a brainstorming session!

I just want to add that this post is my own personal opinion and personal reasons why I feel I can’t answer questions of this topic. I hope this post was helpful to those of you who took the time to read it!

Meme credit goes to my hilarious, wonderful and talented wifey @nerdywitchmomma 

suck dicks be a whore do whatever the fuck u want its ur life and just like dont compare urself to others and dont let them tell u ur not worthy cause ure not this & that just be smart and take care of yourself cause youre doing everything for yourself and you can make yourself feel better with however the fuck u want make some cookies drink some milk and stop giving a fuck what others think about u ure ur own person and u deserve to be happy no matter what

  • me: americas infrastructure is failing and killing people, and animals
  • me: as well as destroying land
  • them: you're just a fucking whining child #buildthatwall
  • me: ... I literally just don't want to die
  • them: oh nOW YOU WANT THE LUXURY OF BEING ABLE TO LIVE
  • me: .......... isnt that... what most everyone....wants?
  • them: sorry sweaty, you need to stop being lazy and fix the infrastructure yourself, we don't need to be giving everyone government handouts. (:
  • me: ... ITS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS... TO FIX LIKE ... 1O DAMS?? AND THERE ARE ... 14000 DAMS TO BE FIXED?
  • them: start getting to work (:
  • me: even bill gates couldnt fucking afford to fix americas infrastructure on his own
  • them: uhm its called the american dream, anythings possible.
  • me: ... raising trillions of dollars from the american people is literally impossible
  • them: (: i'm sorry but i just don't care how the world actually works.
  • me: that's obvious.

So just a tip for any artists/DnD players, Heroforge.com lets you make custom figurines with different races, bodies, poses, outfits, weapons, ect. The main purpose of this is to buy your own custom figurines, which is cool itself. Something else that I use it for is using it to make the character that you want to draw, and having a 3d model reference. Its great as an artists reference.

And if youre not an artist, but you want to show people what you think your character would look like, you can make one and send it to people. That way if you cant draw, you can still give people a visual representation.

And if you have the money, and are a big DnD nerd, you could always create your character and have your own physical figurine of your DnD character!

Its super helpful, and fun no matter what kind of interests you have.

For the record

Ugh, disclaimers make my ass itch, but here we go.

I’m not here to give antis, negative nellies, I-told-you-so-ers, flip floppers, Eeyores, shit-talkers or the perpetually dimwitted a platform.  I enjoy talking with individuals who want to have a good time and don’t attempt to suck the fun out of this fandom through its dick every nine seconds through bitterness, bitchery, bullshit or assbasketry. 

Originally posted by realitytvgifs

The anons that don’t have anything new, fun, interesting or complimentary to add to the discussions that I enjoy having need to take it somewhere else. Preferably to your own blog in your own space with like-minded people. Because it’s more fun that way. I highly recommend it.

I’m a Lido Deck-dwelling , 100% unfazed by literally anything nirvana shipper. Nothing’s gonna change that. I’m not looking to be proven right or convince anybody of anything. I just contribute what I can and bask in the glow of two lovely people and the vibes they put out into the world. 

That’s it, that’s all. 

Take it easy, keep it sleazy.

Originally posted by its--jane

Stay

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x Reader

Warning: Swearing, things get hot?

When you and Buck just aren’t getting along, you’re ready to bail. Can he convince you with one last night to give it another chance or will you still want to go when morning comes?

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@iwillbeinmynest  @letsgetfuckingsuperwholocked
@goodnightwife @irepeldirt
@yourtropegirl  @bellejeunefillesansmerci
@buckyb-avengers  @winterboobaer
@mrhowardstark @rileyloves5
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@marvelfandom-stuff @tequilavet
@agentsinstorybrooke 

“Y/N,” He breathes your name. You pause leaving the half filled bag resting on the open drawer, your hands on the edge of the dress as you breath in, a sob shaking your frame. “Don’t.” His voice was a plea all in its own.

“Why?” You shake your head, your hands covering your face as you attempt to control the sobs rushing from your body.

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Hello guys, I have handsomely re-tagged all my posts and organized it into a its own pages. So if you guys want to check my old, art, MM or other things. Just check my blog. I have deleted some asks btw, but some still there- so feel free to browse it lol.

Oh and since I don’t won’t to spam too much ask so I will only reply 10 posts (maximum 15 or important ask) a day. I will queue/schedule the other ask for the next day.


Side note, to @kinlkeyl. Since Chi is more of the bright side of me, she will give you the positive love- Omg I’m a tsun so don’t ask. I need her side of me to push me sometime (even though you obviously see me creeping in fb all day lol). Anyway, pats pats. You said you’re feeling better but honestly I’m worried too lolol.