we can do what we want to

TOOLSHED: Hey, Mosquito.

MOSQUITO: Bzz?

TOOLSHED: What the hell is happening.

MOSQUITO: Drama.

HUMAN KITE: Yeah we can see that.

HUMAN KITE: You’re making it everybody’s problem.

HUMAN KITE: That’s usually our thing, dude.

TOOLSHED: Yeah that’s usually our thing.

MOSQUITO:

TOOLSHED: The thing is, though, is that we don’t really care?

HUMAN KITE: Yeah we actually just want to know if people have been talking about us on your blog.

TOOLSHED: Do they think we’re cool?

MOSQUITO: …Let me check, zzzt.

MOSQUITO: Everybody thinks you look dumb, Human Kite.

HUMAN KITE: Aw, come on! Hearing it from Callgirl was already enough!

TOOLSHED: What about me though they think my outfit’s cool right?

MOSQUITO: I’m not seeing anything that says you’re outfit’s ugly, per se.

TOOLSHED: …Okay I’ll take that.

HUMAN KITE: I thought my outfit was really cool, dammit!

MOSQUITO: Guess people don’t think skintight low cut v-necks are the in thing right now, bzzt.

To Jungkook you’re just a girlfriend. - pt.3 End

[pt.1] [p.2] [pt.3 End]

Originally posted by jkguks

It’s taking me a long time to get over him two months and three days to be exact, and right now I’m still hung up over the fact that our relationship ended so badly. After we had argued that night, I actually wanted to apologise for being so jealous when we were both in the right states of minds and when we were both calm from the fire I’d started. But when Taehyung came over and told me all the things he’d witnessed, I felt so stupid. Stupid for trusting him, for wanting to apologise for not accepting a mere friendship of his with another girl. Stupid because I still love him, I know he didn’t kiss her and that to some degree isn’t ‘cheating’ per se, but if I hadn’t sent him that message, if I hadn’t been the one to distract him, would he have stopped by himself? The more I thought about it, the more I was convinced that the answer was always going to be a no. Jungkook was never the type to check his phone straight away when it buzzed, so he must’ve glanced and saw my name and when he saw my name he remembered that he does still have a girlfriend, one he was about to cheat on. He wanted to kiss her and he wasn’t going to stop, and he must have wanted to; so to me that is still cheating. So I don’t get why I still love him. I honestly couldn’t thank Tae enough for telling me the truth, he’s a good friend to both Jungkook and I. Even if it seems as though he betrayed him, it’s what a good friend should do and will do.

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How to Write When You Don't Have Time

I might be losing my mind a little bit, but I swear someone asked me how to write when they don’t have time, but now I can’t locate the question in my inboxes or messages, but I thought I’d address it just in case someone actually did ask me this question.

First off, let me start by saying, I may not be the best person to answer this. I’m not married, don’t have kids, and I work in the writing industry. So if anyone reading this has their own expertise to add to this post, please leave a comment for others.

Before getting too far into this topic, I want to acknowledge that some people may be dealing with a lot of life challenges at the moment, with serious health problems, being a caretaker for a loved one, serious financial problems, and unforeseen life crises, and may be legitimately unable to work on their writing because they ran out of today’s time yesterday and their physical and mental stamina ran out before they got out of bed this morning. If you find yourself in such a category, don’t fret. Life happens. It won’t be this crazy forever.

But for the average person who has at least half a grip on their crazy busy life but can’t quite squeeze writing into said life, here are some ideas that might help.

1. Get more out of your schedule by living with more intention.

Some of us human beings struggle to live intentionally. We pull out our phones to check on something, and before we know it, we’ve lost an hour to the social media black hole. Or we sat down to take a break and suddenly Netflix is asking us if we are still watching Stranger Things.

I know what some of you are thinking: Isn’t this post supposed to be about people who are too busy to write? Not about people who are just sitting around?

My point is, whether or not you actually spend hours unexpectedly watching Netflix, there are probably parts of your day you are living without intention, which usually means time is slipping through your fingers.

Not everyone wants to live every hour intentionally. Many cultures and lifestyles around the world don’t; they just go with the flow and do whatever, like the beach lifestyle.

What I am saying is that if you are a busy person who doesn’t have time to write, and you want to have time to write, this might be what you want to look at. Do you have behaviors and parts of the day where you are unintentionally losing time? Do you have the tendency to procrastinate things you don’t want to do, for example?

Intentional living doesn’t mean you never get breaks. It means that when you take a break, you take breaks you intended to take. It doesn’t mean that you never have free time. It means that when you have free time, it’s something you intended. Intentional living means making every hour count, and getting rid of moments where time doesn’t. It means when you are doing something, you are doing something, not kind of doing it. If I’m cleaning my room, but sort of just leisurely cleaning it, I’m probably losing time. But if I decide to draw upon more intention, and clean my room more intentionally, I’ll make an effort to do it in a more efficient manner and get done quicker.

So look at your lifestyle and see if you can free up more time by living more intentionally. And notice that I didn’t say you had to live at max capacity intention. I said more intention.

2. Don’t work harder. Work smarter.

There is a business show I love to watch called The Profit. In it, successful business man Marcus Lemonis goes into failing businesses and helps build them back up. One of the things Marcus says is that it’s better to work smarter than it is to work harder.

And when you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Here is a simple example. Let’s say I’m working really hard at doing the dishes. I’m working as hard as I can, but my methods are random. I hand-wash and put the dishes away one by one. I’m putting a lot of time and effort into getting this kitchen clean. But you know what’s better than working harder at that method? Working smarter.

Instead of hand-washing everything, I put them in the dishwasher. Instead of putting items away one by one as I wash them, I put them into piles and take the whole stack of plates to the cupboard at once.

Working smarter is about looking for ways to work more efficiently. It’s about finding ways to get more done in the time you have, and finding easier but still effective methods.

Pretty much everyone is doing something that could be done more efficiently. When you work smarter you can free up more time. Or, when you write smarter, you can get more done in the amount of time you have.

3. Stop using mental energy focusing on the fact you don’t have enough time.

My dad is a really busy person. One thing he said to me several months ago has stuck in my mind. He said, it’s amazing how much more you can get done when you stop thinking about how you can’t get it done.

This is probably going to sound weird, but the way we think is also a usage of time–our mental time. The mental time we spend thinking about how we feel sorry for ourselves is mental time we could be putting to use in a different way. You might could even say we can try to think with more intention or to think smarter. Instead of thinking about how I don’t have time to do something, I could be spending the “mental time” and “mental stamina,” thinking about how I can do that thing more efficiently.

Feeling sorry for ourselves about not having time often leads to sluggish demeanors and attitudes, and only makes it that much more difficult to be productive. It’s like we’ve dropped a boulder in our own path that we now have to push out of the way before we can continue.

The older I get, the more I realize, how we think about things is everything.

Unfortunately, though, when you make statements like that, you get a whole bunch of people going out and trying to micro-manage all their thoughts and feelings, and they actually end up just suppressing said thoughts and feelings.

It’s not about suppressing–it’s not about telling yourself you aren’t allowed to think or feel that way, that breeds resentment toward self and unrealistic expectations. Instead, if you have a problem with the way you think, you acknowledge it and move on. Or, depending on how serious it is, you acknowledge it, work through it, and then move on. It takes time–maybe months or years–but eventually it won’t be a tendency to think that way anymore. I am a strong believer that in most circumstances, we can eventually change how we think.

Anyway, my point is, stop using your “mental time” on thoughts that aren’t helpful to you. You don’t need them anymore. It’s not helpful to focus on how little time you have. What is helpful is focusing on how to best manage the time or task you have been given. What is helpful is spending your mental stamina on how you’ll build your better life, realistically.

4. Stop procrastinating and implement the 20-minute rule.

Learn to start doing something you don’t want to do, when you should do it. Don’t watch an episode first. Don’t play Candy Crush first. Sit down and start working. Remember, it’s okay if you really, really, really don’t want to do something. You are allowed to feel that way. But what matters is that you do it despite it.

My brother and I have a method for when we don’t feel like working on something. It’s what I think of as the 20-minute rule. Now, I don’t know psychologically why this works, but it works for both of us almost every single time. And I’ve seen it work for many others.

When you don’t want to work on something, you sit down and work on it anyway, telling yourself you only need to do it for 20 minutes. Now, you need to actually do the work intentionally–actually put in effort, not just sit there–and I don’t know why, but almost always, by 20 minutes in, you realize it’s not that bad. It’s like my dad always says, “Nothing is as bad as you think it’s going to be.” After 20 minutes, it’s easier to work longer, and I just keep working anyway.

You can try this with anything you don’t want to do, in order to get it done quicker so you can free up writing time. But you can also do this with writing, when you finally have freed up a few minutes to write and don’t feel like writing. Just give yourself 20 minutes. I bet 9/10 times you’ll want to keep writing after the 20 minutes.

5. Use the percolation approach to writing.

There are discovery writers, people who like to just sit down and start writing and “discover” the story as they go; and there are outliners, people who like to outline the story before they start writing. But there is also another writing approach that’s very common that we don’t talk about much, which is the percolation approach.

Percolation is when you get ideas for a story, and you let them sit in your mind for a while until you are ready to write them. If you don’t have a lot of time to write, or time to set aside to consistently write, the percolation method is a good one for you. You probably have ideas of what kind of stories you want to write. Let them sit in your mind. Let your subconscious take a stab at them. Think about them when falling asleep at night, or in the morning before you get out of bed.

When you feel ready to write the scene and have a few minutes, you’re all ready to go.

I think most writers use a little bit of all three methods. The tricky part about percolation is you might hit an area that doesn’t eventually come together on its own, so you do need to sit down and work it out. But, heck, you can even use the percolation method scene-by-scene. When one scene is ready to write, you write it. Then you let more ideas percolate, and then you write that scene. You don’t have to write chronologically either. Write the scenes you want, and before you know it, you might have half the book in your head done.

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To all my plus sized/broke bb’s who know that fast fashion is toxic and wish they didn’t have to contribute to it I feel you. We know damn well the consignment shops don’t have a section that sells anything above size 10 and that the only thrifting we’ll be doing is in the tired ass men’s section–– I feel you. None of these eco brands are checking for us. And though we may want to reject fast fashion, there are people who have jobs they are expected to be presentable for. There are people like me, who have noticeably better temporary mental health when they feel good in what they’re wearing–– it’s not really an option to wear only what is renewable or ethically sourced and that fucking sucks.

But I’m here for you guys. And we do what we can.

Happy Together 1/2

Steve Harrington/Reader
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Request: “Anonymous said: Hi if you’re still open to requests, could you do something with Steve Harrington? I just binge watched the whole show this weekend so I’m kinda feeling a storyline where a girl who’s a cheerleader and has always been jealous that Steve never recognized her. But after one of his games, there’s a huge party and he maybe ends up helping her when she gets too drunk? Or they just fall asleep together? Idk I’m being extremely vague haha”

A/N: I changed the plot from your request slightly, because I initially misread it and missed the part about the party being after one of Steve’s games. Hope you don’t mind, anon! Cut it into two, once again, because I have no self-control and can’t keep these things short (btw the next part is sinful as fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu)….As always, requests are OPEN here and on Archive of Our Own, under the same username.

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anonymous asked:

why you act like it’s vip’s fault that seungri doesn’t have a solo album? maybe you should ask him to think about his life choices. because lately he choose to boil ramen noodles than working on a song in the studio.

are u a gd stan you’re probably a gd stan

YouTube is turning me into a conspiracy theorist.

All Youtube’s recent bullshit and weirdness, from adpocalypse, double super-secret probation, the demonetization bot, the stupid-ass bell notification icon, even things like Elsagate, its all crippling the old system so they can put in a new one. And I can tell you right now where its going. 

Boosted Videos.

I will be shocked if we don’t see youtube, after one or two more “oh, things are so terrible but we can’t get human eyes to look at things, what shall we do?” events, drop in with a new solution. “Boost this video to have a human review it and, once it is approved, you’ll get put in front of X number of viewers!” “Well, the only way to keep these creepy videos off the Youtube Kids’ App is to pay to get on the app, it’s just the only solution we can come up with”, etc.

That’s what the “best stuff first” algorithms are on social media, preludes to the Facebook model. Why let people follow creators they want and get notified to see that creator’s work when they can CHARGE the creator to get access to their audience?

The stupid bell icon? It kills the whole point of subscriptions and adds another layer to the process of getting your video in front of people who want to see it, this will make it easier for them to charge you to get your videos reliably to your own subscribers.

Adpocyalpse. Simple and obvious “opt in/out for certain keywords” options for the advertisers are passed over in factor of using yet another drunken, rampaging bot to auto-flag stuff. You can’t get a review unless you’re already a big channel, and even if you’re big the review time ensures you’ll lose most of your ad revenue. Makes it really tempting to avoid the problem by paying for a boost or similar type of audience-buying system.

Elsagate. I’m not saying that Youtube is paying weirdos to find and produce incredibly disturbing videos and is putting them on the youtube kids app. I’m saying they saw it happening, and they’ve let it run rampant because a massive public backlash is only going to be a bump in the road for youtube, but the resulting moral panic will allow them to move to a pay-for-play process without worrying about creator grumbling.  You can get away with anything as long as you scream “but think of the children” loud enough. 

I’ll be shocked if they don’t launch a pay-for-audience program in the next twelve months. 

So I haven’t actually reread the Monster World Arc in the manga for a good while (although I checked a couple of details). So far as I can tell, most of the actual game plays are the same as in the manga (except for Miho’s inclusion) but it’s a tossup whether any piece of dialogue is filler or not. So *huh hmm* we’re going to play a little game. It’s called ‘try to infer what the hell Takahashi might have been planning to do (or not planning to do bc I’m not entirely sure any planning went into any of this) with Yami Bakura’s character before the manga got axed and everyone got distracted by Kaiba, based on this unfaithful adaptation of his work’.

“Role playing means to play a role. The players act as their characters and enter a world of adventures. That is what makes this game popular.”

I guess the question is- is this why this game is appealing to Ryou/TKB/Zorc? The question of identity has always been strong regarding the Bakurae. And not a question that was ever answered, in contrast to Yuugi and Atem. Y!Bakura also often imitates Ryou as one of his tactics. Does he like acting? Should he go to acting school postcanon? Does his affinity for acting mean that the obfuscation regarding his individuality and identity is somewhat purposeful on his part? What could he be so intent on hiding?

Also perhaps a pointed statement. An enemy concealing themselves as a friend is something both Y!Bakura and Malik seem prone to. But maybe more interesting in that TKB sees Atem and the Pharaoh’s Court as enemies that have concealed themselves in their opulence and authority. Hiding in plain sight.

In any case, fun and games are now over.

Miho faints and gets trapped in her figurine - (she’s so cute~) - and everyone loses their shit.

Jounouchi’s hair also loses its shit. I’m not sure what’s going on with it.

Honda runs in to roll a critical to save Miho. Even though it’s neither his turn, or does he have a skillset that would allow him to do so.

Y!Bakura then proceeds to trap his soul in his figurine as well, as punishment for rolling when it’s not his turn. Is that a real offense the DM can punish? Because that sounds fake. Very fake.

The more important part, though, is that you know Ryou also gets angry when he’s DM-ing and people get belligerent and roll when it’s not their turn. Please imagine Ryou playing Monster World with Honda postcanon, and Honda makes mistakes and Ryou’s also like: Manners! It’s not your turn! And Honda kind of cringes: …Please don’t say that. And Ryou’s all: ???

Jounouchi is rolling next.

Savage.

So then pretty soon everyone is Monster World Figurines (so cute) and Atem is the one rolling for all of them. It’s Atem vs Y!Bakura, everyone. Huzzah!

A good screencap.

Atem is popular. And much better at rolling dice for Jou than Jou is.

And Jounouchi is jealous and attention starved as usual. This poor neglect child. Pay attention to me. Pay attention to me. Pay attention to me.

Yuugi continues to do his magic hands beast tamer thing, and recruit enemies to his side.

The sound effects here as he pets(?) this dragon are adorable.

In the meantime, Ryou has “cursed” Y!Bakura’s dice. Ryou confirmed as too occult and creepy even for Y!Bakura.

Ryou has also taken back control of his left hand.

Aaaaand I… actually completely forgot this happened. Everyone talks about how Y!Bakura stabbed himself during Battle City. But his self-mutilative tendencies seem to extend far beyond that one moment.

…This too. I guess in a technical sense, Y!Bakura says he default wins so long as the heros all die in this game of Monster World. And this is his game, so maybe Zorc’s defeat really won’t have any further consequences on him. But… I’m not convinced. It seems likely that Zorc/TKB/Y!Bakura - whoever the hell this is - doesn’t care if he dies in the process of wiping the others out. Probably you could have foreseen Y!Bakura/Zorc killing TKB in Memory World based on this but- here he’s willing to kill Zorc’s expy, not just TKB’s expy. This seems like a subtle difference that could have had some great significance. The ultimate evil doesn’t actually care about living to perpetuate ultimate evil.

And I believe this is the final part of our ‘figure out what Takahashi was thinking’ game. Atem devises this strategy as a way to recruit Ryou, who crawls out of Zorc’s left arm. BUT! Zork implies that it is, in fact, possible to recruit him. Was the original plan for Atem & co to level up to level one million and recruit Zorc at the end of the manga? It might mean more coming from the heros, but the villain himself implying that there’s something redeemable in him is interesting in of itself.

In other news, Jou’s stupid martyr streak continues.

And things are getting dicey and wrapping up to their conclusion. (Get it? Dicey? Haha. I’m not funny.)

That’s what you get for shopping at Walmart, Y!Bakura.

So the dice break, and then Atem says-

And so we get initiative and can do whatever we want now!

Yeah, also pretty sure that’s not how the game works, Atem. If your dice break, don’t you just have to get a new set of D10s and re-roll? Fake. So fake.

But wait, going back, something that didn’t happen in the manga.

Y!Bakura tries to kill Ryou for interfering, it seems. Which is approximately how I see their relationship, personally. But I’m still not sure I appreciate Toei trying to end the debate on whether or not the Ring Spirt is at all protective of Ryou’s person. Hmmm. HMMM! I think it’s a question better left vague than answered in this clumsy manner.

So, YAY! Our heroes won the game. And the Millennium Ring breaks off Ryou’s neck and falls to the floor. Where it was left 5ever and everyone was happy and that was the end of our Ring related troubles, YAY! (I s2g, Ryou. Don’t ruin this for me!!!)

And then Ryou makes this to celebrate. And Yuugi and Atem are represented individually. And it’s all very cute and we should appreciate it!

THAT’S IT! ANIME OVER!

anonymous asked:

Hey Dean can i get some words of strength? things aren't going very well right now...

Well, if now is a hard time for you, you should know this will be one of many. But for every tear you shed, every goodbye you say, and every broken heart you endure… there will be a laugh, a new hello, and a happy flutter in your chest. We all get down sometimes. We all make mistakes, we all fail. We’re human. It’s what we do. Sure, we might want to save and help everyone… hell, most of us try… but sometimes we can’t, and we need to accept that. Accept our imperfections, and allow our mistakes to be fixed and forgotten. 

You can’t start towards a happy future if you dwell in the past. 

Every second you live, and thrive… is another second of a wonderful life. Wether it seems like it or not. You are wonderful, and intelligent, and brave, and beautiful on the inside and out. Don’t let anyone else tell you different or I will beat their ass. 

We don’t need to be strong forever. There are times to be weak, and let your walls down. It’s okay to need help. It’s okay to ask someone to pick you back up and set you on your feet. It’s okay to feel helpless, and to be afraid to get back up again once you have fallen. It’s okay to mess up and to feel bad. You’re only human.

And sure, loving yourself isn’t the easiest thing to do at all times, but you need to remember that you matter. If you don’t matter to yourself, then you matter to those around you. Even if it doesn’t seem like it. If you don’t believe that, then count on the fact that you matter to me, because you do. So fucking much. 

I love you. For every mistake you make, for every good thing you do, for every tear you shed, and every day you live. I love you for pushing through and coming to me in a time of need. I love you for being so strong even if you feel like you’re weak.  

We all need a boost sometimes. We all need to be told we are loved, and we all need to know that there will always be someone right there for them. If that someone is not available, come to me. -because I will always be here. I will always care, and I will always try to understand.

I will always believe you matter and love you for who you are because I know, that no one deserves the mental battles they fight. If someone thinks of you differently for the battles you are fighting, then screw them. You do not need to be treated like a cancer patient. You do not deserve to be treated differently than anyone else. You deserve to be treated, and helped… like any other person here.

I know what it is like to be treated like fine china. I know what it is like to feel like I cannot breathe because I am talking to the wrong person about my problems… I know. I know the pain. I know the struggle. Hell, I live it.

But don’t you for one second think that you don’t matter. Don’t you dare.

Because you matter to me.

Because I care.

-and I will always be there for you. 

Just talk to me.

I love you.

MAMA Voting

Hey guys!

Now that the amas are over and our lives are empty cause what do we do now??
Can we focus on voting for MAMA

It’s ending soon and I really want to end the year for the boys with a daesang! Remember last year when they won artist of the year and they were so shocked and happy they cried? I want to make them that happy again! Let’s do this Amry!! 

anonymous asked:

No shhhh it was lovely. Maybe I can also have a “We can’t” Jeremwood, please and thank you? -Same Anon P.S. I just discovered your blog today and I love your writing (if you couldn’t tell) ahhhhh

(ok i wasn’t going to do more but i did nothing all day and u sent this yesterday so i figured i might as well. glad u enjoy my writing! sorry this is so short)

“We can’t,” Jeremy gasps, but the grin on his face showed just how much he really, really wanted to.

Ryan just smirks, shaking the keys in his hand. “What Geoff doesn’t know won’t kill him. And its not like he’s using that yacht right now.”

“He’ll kill us if he found out,” Jeremy points out, but looked no less excited.

“Good thing he won’t find out,” Ryan hums, pocketing the keys and patting the seat behind him on the motorcycle. “I’ve already packed our swimsuits. I think we’ve earned a small vacation.”

“A vacation on his own property without him knowing,” Jeremy points.

Ryan just laughs, pulling him in for a soft kiss. “Exactly. Now are you in or out, dear?”

“Of fucking course I’m in,” Jeremy grins. “Yacht’s fancy as shit.”

“Then get on,” Ryan says, handing him the second helmet.

Jeremy shakes his head, but takes the helmet and puts it on. “But if Geoff asks, I’m telling him it was your idea.”

“And I’ll just tell him it was Gavin’s,” he chuckles. “Considering he helped me get the keys. Or Jack’s since she’s parking the chopper on it.”

“Is everyone going besides Geoff?” Jeremy laughs, wrapping his arms around his chest as he settles onto the bike.

Ryan shrugs. “What Geoff won’t know won’t kill him,” he simply repeats as he revs the engine and drives off.

Ramone

We were settling in. Just getting to that sleeping through 6hours of night phase of 4mo. Bennie was eating, gaining weight, 6 weeks had passed and they still hadn’t started visits yet. His adjournment was delayed because of complications. And then we got a suspicious call from the social worker. “Your only licensed for one rough? Ok, just checking, bye!”


And then the next call, “We just want to let you know so you can prepare, we are looking at moving the baby. We need to try and find a placement where he can be with his brother.” Brother? What brother? Where is his brother now? How old is he? What is his name? Why weren’t they originally placed together? If we want, can we add a child to our license and take him too? What do we need to do to do that? Whew, so many questions with the answers of “I don’t know.”


I talk to Glen. He honestly probably would have said no if he wouldn’t have been holding Bennie. He couldn’t put him down let alone send him to another home. We wanted to see the process through, so we opened for two. And learned more.


Ramone was his name. He was 13mo older than his brother. He was HUGE! Solidly in a 2T already with size 7/8 feet. Not so fond of women, but also hesitant with very tall men.


We made arrangements to have the foster parents drop him off at parent visit, which had started by now, and we would pick him up. This was their first placement and we could tell he was well cared for. He came with a suitcase (!) of clothes, shoes, toys, and blankets.


He smiled. Oh that smile. And then laughed. A full body, throw your head back, soul lifting laugh, and ran down the hallway away as fast as he could. And then he didn’t smile again for 3 hours.


He was nervous. He was somewhere new. He wasn’t sure if we were going to feed him. He wasn’t sure if we were going to hold him. He didn’t have the words to ask.

He didn’t know what to think of this lady and the very tall man. He didn’t recognize his brother. He didn’t know what to do about the dogs. He was lost and confused. His smile was hidden. I wanted to scoop him up and cuddle him and tell him it would be ok. But he didn’t trust me.


Mac and Cheese is something he knew. So we started there. There would be sleepless nights, obvious separation issues, play therapy, and lots more Mac and cheese in our future. But that first night, scared little boy let me read him a story and put him in his crib with a snuggle and a promise I would be there in the morning.

Yosano: Now I have been taking notes on points of friction in this office for years. The red areas are places where no work gets done. If we can fix these problems without anyone knowing what we’re doing, we WILL finish on time


Kunikida: Are you saying you want to secretly perform scientific experiments on your friends and coworkers to increase efficiency?


Yosano: Yes.


Kunikida: … Sounds fun let’s do it

Sudden thought: why do so many people who do not identify as queer and don’t want anything to do with the word think they can police who is queer and who gets to reclaim or use the word?

We’ve gotten to a point where “LGBT” and “queer” mean very different identities, communities and philosophies; they are not the same thing. Rather, LGBT and queer are more like two different communities under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella. So why aren’t we taking this separation to its ultimate conclusion? Why are we still allowing non-queer people to police what it means to be queer? Why are we still entertaining the “queer is a slur so don’t use it ever” or “only SGA and trans people are queer” conversations as valid when they come from people who are not queer and reject queerness? People who are so violently opposed to the word that they’re on a quest to eradicate it from all LGBTQIA+ spaces?

They are not queer, yet they’re continually speaking over queer-identified people in the attempt to restrict, define and silence a word and community that isn’t theirs.

If you don’t like how many different identities and relationships are welcome in queer spaces, your thoughts on this, as a non-queer person, are superfluous and irrelevant. You don’t get to make strawman arguments about BDSM-practicing heterosexuals considering themselves queer: this isn’t your concern. Dealing with BDSM-practicing heterosexuals, and figuring out whether or not they can call themselves queer or if their identification is valid, is our job, as queer people of the queer community. You don’t get to make lists of the precise identities targeted by queer-as-a-slur and argue only those people get to use the word; deciding who is queer enough to use the word is our job, as queer people of the queer community. You don’t get to decide when queer is permissible to reclaim or if folks who have never been explicitly targeted by it can use it; that’s our job, as queer people of the queer community.

(And if queer people want to share the word with anyone who isn’t cis, heterosexual, heteromantic or perisex, as seems to be the consensus among a vast majority of queer people? If you’re not queer yourself, you don’t get to have a say in this. You don’t get to take your toxic exclusionary rhetoric and apply it to a community not your own.)

If you’re not queer, your opinion on who gets to be queer and just who reclaims or uses the word is worthless. You don’t belong in this conversation. You have no authority on this subject. You’re just another annoying invader attempting to derail and erase.

It is past time that we stopped engaging with non-queer people attempting to police queer and started treating them as we treat cis folk attempting to police trans/NB/agender/cultural gender spaces and conversations.

Of course, we’ll see an upsurge in “I could be queer if I wanted” and “discoursers IDing as queer only for the purpose of discourse”, but we handle that dishonesty in other conversations. We can handle that here as well.

TL;DR: Queer and LGBT are not the same communities, so why are we allowing non-queer LGBT people to have a say on who is queer and how it is used?

You know, I’ve been thinking… For as much as the FMA movie has a completely different plot from every FMA we’ve seen before, there is one instance where it adapted the manga far, far better than any of the existing media. And that’s this.

You see this line? NEITHER ANIME INCLUDED THIS BIT OF DIALOGUE. They seriously downplayed Al’s anger, making him only the poor sweet, innocent one who didn’t know what was happening, and doesn’t want to hurt anyone. Oh sure, he’s upset, but he would never hurt Tucker! All he can do is watch helplessly and apologize to Nina, right?

WRONG. In the manga, we see that Al was furious. Yes, he did stop Ed from killing Tucker- for a multitude of reasons including his and Ed’s morals, I’m sure- but he was still seething. He only just barely had more self-restraint than Ed, to avoid attacking Tucker, but god was he this close to losing his shit.

Neither anime included these lines, and neither anime showed just how angry Al was. But the movie did. So thank you, Director Sori, for doing my boy right. I seriously think the movie did a better job portraying Al’s character than a lot of stuff I’ve seen, both fanfics and official media.

Kinda wanna do groupfinder shit to get the Darth companion. Kinda would rather die than do a group thing with people I don’t know cause I don’t do pvp stuff…. ever.

If anyone knows what to do or wants to get a group together with @therronshan and myself before the end date, I would be very appreciative.


Ps: the two of us are on Star Forge. I’m on east coast time and Therron’s on west coast so anyone is basically welcome. We’ll try to squeeze in places where we can. Also, imperial characters are preferred if you can. Although we have a couple Republic ocs that can be used as well. We feel more confident with our imperial idiots. Thanks you guys! Y’all are awesome.

anonymous asked:

Well i dont think it would be a big deal for Tom to carry an statue since we saw Star in her Butterfly god mode carrying the car of the goblin dogs in the air like it was a piece of paper(Tommy and Starship are strong af) also i was questioning why Star didn't transform in that god mode when she and Tom were fighting Mina?, maybe she didn't wanted Tom to know yet about her "Butterfly thing", and How you think Tom would react if he sees Star in her Butterfly god mode?

Well, i just don’t know exactly how strong Tom is supposed to be. I mean i think they’re telling us mewmans are stronger then humans, and in turn Tom might be strong from both of his parents but who knows.

I think maybe it’s just weirder since we haven’t seen the extent of what Tom can do yet.

 we all were, but i suppose either it didn’t come to mind, or because Star isn’t entirely sure how to use that form to it’s full power yet. She can do it at will, but all she knows what to do with it is portal.

She used he strongest spell on Mina after all, and that did nothing, not sure how much her butterfly form would do.

Actually Tom might really find it to be pretty cool, Marco seems to think it’s scary but I doubt Tom won’t like it to any extent. Although yeah, Star should probably tell Tom about a lot of the stuff going on with her considering it’d make things easier on her to have his help.

anonymous asked:

What do a lot of parents do that screws up their kid?

I think in the last generation from the kids from 1990s and down most of us have been protected, not in an innocent way or whatever but in a way we don’t appreciate things as much as we should especially in America. Kids become more spoiled and privileged because parents want their child to have a good life and to do that you give the kids what they want and they don’t learn hard work and morals and compassion. They don’t understand how important it is to go outside and play with their friends, not face time their friend and play Xbox.

We protect our kids from things that made us tough and decent human beings.

Kids can’t take one single disagreement without going to the panic room because someone said one thing negative of something they liked. I’m not saying that this applies to bullying or anything or that we should take it, I mean we should be able to plant ourself in the ground and say no, to be able to take no and have negative comments and let them roll down your back like water on a ducks feathers.

We shouldn’t be so weak and spoiled, we should be stronger and modest. But we aren’t. It’s what made our society so ignorant and with social standards in my opinion.

[Got this from somewhere…can’t remember where but it’s not mine]

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Because, like it or not, we’re not all balls of sunshine all the time. We can be pure salt when we want to be.

☠ What does someone have to do for an instant unfollow from you?

♥ What’s the WORST thing that has happened to you rp wise?

♦ What was a mildly annoying thing that has happened to you rp wise?

♢ Has anyone ever tried to steal your blog? Your headcanons? Icons? All that jazz

♚ How many people don’t like you?

⚜ How many people do you not like?

✮ Have you managed to stay away from drama?

☄ Have you ever been in the middle of drama?

☯ Have you ever tried to bring peace to a situation?

☼ How long do you stay mad?

☀ What’s your rp pet peeve?

☁ Have you ever forgiven a partner when you shouldn’t have?

☂ Have you ever been forgiven when you knew you shouldn’t have been?

☢ What fads/trends are you so over?

☣ Have you ever rp’d with someone you knew for a fact was abusive but tried to give them a chance/to make up your own opinion on the roleplayer? Did they change or did you understand what people were talking about?

♨ Have you ever made a public call out post?

❀ What has made you completely lose your chill?

✿ What do you think about public call out posts?

✂ A fandom that you feel isn’t open and accepting?

✉ A fandom that you feel is open and accepting?

✦ Thoughts on duplicates following you?

✧ Do you agree with reblog karma or is it forced interaction?

❥ Has someone ever ruined an FC or character for you?

❦ Has someone been jealous of you?

❧ Have you ever been jealous of anyone?

✖ How has Tumblr RP changed since you started?

♒ Thoughts on the fandom you’re currently rping in?

❣ How salty are you feeling right now?