we can impact

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Can you believe that people are actually reading your posts and thinking “hey, this is really great content/this is so important/this person is totally right/what a helpful post!”. People are actually liking your blog so much that they want to have all your posts on their dashboard, or are interested enough in you to send you an ask. It’s so hard to imagine for me, but it’s actually such a genuinely beautiful thing. How much impact we can make on others thanks to the Internet…

Why have a burger when you can have a burger that saves the world?🌿💧 animal agriculture is the leading cause of climate change, deforestation, pollution of our oceans + species extinction. The amount of damage and destruction we are causing to our planet leaves me speechless. This is our home and there is no planet B.
The good news? We CAN make a difference. By living more consciously and making choices that are kinder to the planet, we can have a positive impact and play our part in protecting Mother Earth and all those who call this planet home💫
And that starts with what we put on our plates. Adopting a plant-based diet is the single most effective thing you can do to make a difference. Even just by making a few swaps to eat more plants. The best thing is you’ll be doing a your body a big favour too! Let’s make Earth Day every day💛✨🌏 #earthday

IG: @naturally_nina_

Hey, I really like your blog it’s amazing. Here’s a little background about me. I’m mixed race, my Dad is American and my Mom is Ivorian. I label myself Pan-African, I was born in Guinea Bissau but my family moved to the Ivory Coast because Guinea Bissau was in conflict at the time, we stayed there until 2001 when the Civil War in Ivory Coast broke out before moving the The U.S. when I was 8 I moved back to West Africa but this time to Ghana where I went to school and grew up until I was 18. I’m very honored to have grown up in these places & i just wanted to share this with you as a Pan-African, the continent is made up of all types of people and different races and I hope that people all over the world can come to understand this and stop labeling The African Continent something it’s not. It’s full of all forms of life and many different types of people. Hopefully we can all make an impact on the continent by going back and eventually helping it develop, I know there are others like me and people who aren’t quite sure how to make this sort of approach that’s why I decided to share my story.

Keep doing what you’re doing, have a blessed day. 🙏🏽

Victor and Grief/Loss as it Applies to his Career

After episodes 10-12 we finally got a really good look into Victor’s thought process and I’d like to talk about a portion of it. Specifically regarding his experience with grief and the loss of his career/the life he’d known up until the start of the show.

Victor’s whole life has been about skating. It’s all he’s ever known. He himself has admitted that it’s not until he gets away from the skating that he’s able to evaluate the bigger picture, what life and love means for him. But just because he’s found new purpose in Yuuri does not mean that he doesn’t grieve the loss of the life he’s known up until now.

After episode 12 you’re probably thinking, “but hey, he goes back to competitive skating in the end. So what was he grieving if he was planning that all along?” What I will attempt to prove with this meta is that Victor actually goes through the entire grieving process before episode 12. Please give me a listen and I’ll show you what I mean! (The rest is under the cut due to length and images.)

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theories or something

*crashes through my own window*

So in my recent pattern of being minorly majorly fixated on Darkiplier and Antisepticeye and what little ‘lore’ we have on them, I came across this post. Which, first off, is just funny. But secondly it gave me an idea.

We know that Anti has pretty much told us that it’s our attention that keeps him alive, and we know that he has accused us of just ‘sitting and watching’ him kill Jack. These two pieces of information imply two thing: that simply by virtue of thinking about him we can impact him, and that we are capable of interfering somehow– otherwise, wouldn’t he have mocked us for being helpless, rather than choosing not to act?

If these things are true– then it’s entirely possible that fanon lore built up by enough of the community could carry over and impact Anti. I don’t think we could defeat him that way, since our attention seems to fuel him, but what if we could give him weaknesses? That would be a fascinating development, particularly if our fav demon boys end up going against one another later on– we could set Dark up for victory, or we could set Anti up for victory, depending on where the majority of fanon falls. It would also be interesting if Anti continues to antagonize us but doesn’t go up against Dark– it could, potentially, give us a way to interact more directly with him, and to stop him from doing things we don’t like.

At the same time of course, if the fandom picks this up and tries it, we’ll have to be careful to make sure that exploiting Anti’s weaknesses wouldn’t also hurt Jack– so no dislike/like ratio on videos Anti appears in, or anything. Maybe we could have him vulnerable to a particular phrase, or cursed to obey someone who sets off a particular code or incantation against him. 

Okay, next theory shit: Darkiplier.

As a lot of people picked up on, Dark indicated that “he” (presumably Markiplier) promised to “let him back in” and “didn’t even invite him on this adventure”, that he was tired of giving people– not just Mark?– a choice. It’s also repeatedly stated that he wanted to get to the viewer and to spend time with them, he didn’t care about Mark himself, unlike the dynamic with Anti and Jack. Anti points at us for being too distant and not interfering, while Dark pulls himself closer to us by choice. There is also the EXIT ‘ending’, wherein we see Dark seemingly manipulate time itself, or possibly just the video sequence. He pulls other shit, like warping our perception when he first appears, seemingly teleporting (? time/space manipulation?), indicating that he is consciously aware of what’s going on while not in control of Mark’s body, marking himself as superior to Mark, able to take us places (more teleportation evidence??)… but most crucially:

“There’s nothing you, or he, can do to stop me!”

While Anti told us we let his actions happen, Dark has told us that we don’t have a choice. In essence, Anti has admitted to being stoppable– and Dark has denied it… although if you choose the RIGHT he fails to reclaim control of Mark’s body. The flickering of his influence in that ending, however, may indicate that he isn’t dead– and indeed, even in LEFT Mark may not be dead– but only injured, unable to take control but still there. Following that thought, as I said, LEFT may not lead to Mark’s death, even though Dark clearly has control at the end. It may be that the shot similarly only wounded Mark, leaving him unable to even fight Dark’s control– making it exceptionally easy, even easier than it already was, for Dark to keep Mark’s body (and us). 

Also interesting, and something I didn’t really pay attention to my first run-through: While deciding to shoot RIGHT or LEFT, the one on the LEFT (Mark) says you “have to trust [him]”, while the one on the RIGHT (Dark) says “he needs to die”, among other things, like “He’s Dark, he’s a bad influence”, “he’ll [indecipherable] everything you ever loved”, and ”he’s a bad man, he does bad things to good people”. Mark, meanwhile, is much vaguer and less accusatory– “he’s got the weird eyes and all that stuff”. It’s very interesting to me that it is Dark himself who calls himself ‘bad’ and warns that he does bad things to good people. It may provide an interesting insight into how Dark views himself, and how he knows the world views him– and may be a powerful warning, not to underestimate him just because he hasn’t hurt us, not to underestimate him just because he was mocked.

Absolutely none of that last paragraph helps me dismiss the irrational urge to hug Dark and tell him that we, the fans, we do want him. It seems to be a desire I share with a… rather large portion of the fandom. For all that Mark is clearly being imprisoned while Dark takes control, Dark’s desires to spend time with us, his gentle reassurances in LEFT, his promises and offers… are all very, very human, and very relatable. He seems lonely, and combined with the well-tailored suit and power play aesthetic, it makes us sympathize with him and accept him, even though by all rights we should be majorly concerned that he’s taking Mark’s body from Mark. Whether accepting him and trying to rehabilitate or make a compromise with him would ever possibly be wise, whether his relatability is a calculated move in its entirety on Dark’s part… is hard to say. His desperation to see us and his repetition of wanting to get to know us certainly seem genuine.

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I think that I forgot more gifs of Ohmiya holding/touching hands, but with these it’s enough to prove that maybe they are more than friends.

1. When Ohno’s hand rubbed Nino’s hand, Ohno put a strange face and Nino just looked at him.

2. Nino lowered his hand and without looking, touched Ohno’s hand quickly, he didn’t look at Nino as if Nino was calling him or if he wanted to say something to him, he just stayed still and showed no reaction.

3. Well, I only put 1 gif of holding hands but I’ve got a lot. We are used to see them holding hands like if nothing happen and acting normally. Maybe I’m the only but I don’t hold hands with my friends everytime we can :/

4. This impact me a lot. It’s from the making of My Girl. They was recording a scene and Ohno had to stand up and go to a box. We can see how they was holding hands under the table without anyone knowing. The above could have an excuse since they are good friends, but to do so in secret is very strange and mystery, don’t it?

5. Finally, in Time maybe? I don’t remember sorry. When they was saying goodbye and the 5 of them held hands and made a reverence, Nino and Ohno stayed together and their fingers squeezed each other.

Well, you can call me crazy if you want XD
But didn’t it look strange for you? I mean, this game, touch/hold hands, it can be happen ½/3 times like Sakuraiba or even Juntoshi, but Ohno and Nino stay like this a lot of times more than normal. It’s like it means something special for them, maybe they show each other something with these actions. ( ¯•ω•¯ )

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#1YearOfWhiteNoise

A lot of that record, I wrote when I was having a really bad time mentally. I don’t like calling it depression but it seemed like that and I couldn’t pinpoint what my issues were, or what was wrong with me but I knew there was something wrong. My problems weren’t tangible things, they weren’t thing I could see or explain to people so in a way it was like they were ghosts or spirits that were haunting me. I think a lot of people are afraid to put it out there and talk about it but we weren’t.

I think that might be a big reason people have connected to it and got behind it. I feel like for anyone who’s sharing feelings of topics like that, it’s a little bit scary but I feel its more therapeutic and cathartic to write about that stuff, to talk about that stuff and put it out there. You feel better about it. To know that other people can connect to that makes you feel even better. As scary as it at first, it eventually just pays off and turns out to be good in the end.

I hope we can impact people, inspire people and motivate people.  — Lynn Gunn

Goodbye SourceFed

And here we are. I have no idea how to go about this. I don’t know how to begin. Maybe that was the proper intro. I don’t know.

SourceFed comes to an end tomorrow. I’ve delayed writing this because I’m having trouble processing everything that comes with the news we all got on Monday. 

In 2013, I found a channel as an 18 year old who just finished freshman year of college. I was on the edge of giving up my pursuit of an entertainment career since I wasn’t feeling it anymore. Then on May 12, 2013 - I found them. I found a Truth or Dare, then a Comm Comm, then a news piece, then a Table Talk and it spiraled into googling every host until 6am the next day. I found the channel when I found Steve and Lee through a YouTuber’s React and swear to god thought they were a comedy band (idk, they had the look). I went “Oh, SourceFed. That’s an interesting name for a band”.

They are what kickstarted my interest in YouTube. I had casually watched it since 2006 but I turned hardcore and obsessing over many YouTube creators since finding them. Their chemistry is unlike anything I had ever seen on YouTube and I have never seen anything like it since then. They reminded of my friends and that was something that resonated with me. 

I owe a lot to SourceFed. They propelled me into my YouTube and comedy career. They’re the main reason I ended up at Groundlings which turned into everything else I do now. I’m still in the program at Groundlings as well as taking classes with iO West and Second City. I did two years of sketch comedy with my college and I have been making videos consecutively since last August.

They’ve given me the most amazing friends (Hi Lee, Andre, Sophie, Kara, Ming, Ryan, Carol, Katie and many many more). I have a lot of memories. Getting picked for TableTalk 5 times as well as CommComm and Truth or Dare. Watching BFTT, Santa Steve, Truth or Dare, and the SourceFed Christmas Special. The OG comment commentary couch. Jonathan Gay. I hate wasp. DeFranco Does LA. The SF booth at VidCon 2015. Going to VidCon 2015 (and 2016 and eventually 2017). Competing against DeFranco in Super Smash Bros at VidCon. Matt Lieberman was even my mentor last year at VidCon’s mentorship program! Meeting any of them in person always made me feel so special seeing how personable and genuine and encouraging they were even while working in an industry that can leave a person so jaded. 

And then fan interaction went to a whole other level. Lee is now my friend and mentor at Groundlings and meeting her was one of the best things that happened to me. We’ve now known each other for a few years and she is like the sister I wish I had. That was something I NEVER expected to happen.

I went to their channel first when a friend passed away suddenly a few years ago. It was my go-to for laughing again after a hard day of school or work. Finding them changed the trajectory of my life forever. It ended up in my life at the right place at the right time. Watching the hosts grow into incredible pros in the industry and really wonderful people was a joy and I’m going to continue to watch what they do next because they will conquer the world. YouTube was blessed with 5 years of a channel that dared to experiment and I will respect them for that. It’s the end of an era. But I know I speak for many people who say that SourceFed is what prompted them to pursue a career in new media and through that we can carry on the impact of those 5 years. 

I want to thank the team for pouring so much into their work to inspire and educate everyone who was lucky enough to find their videos. Thank you for inspiring me, pushing me, and encouraging me. Thank you for being so kind to my baby brother at last year’s VidCon (his picture is at the very end. It’s blurry AF but you get the picture). He got the best group hug he’s ever gotten in his life. I write this now as a 22 year old with an office job in programming but spends most of her free time during the day at her desk writing, reading scripts, editing scripts, planning camera shots, you name it. I’m gonna make sure to eat shrimp scampi at some point soon to commemorate. And then I will make you proud one day. 

Godspeed.

Sincerely,

Lindsay

Beaver Reintroduction a Success

In 2011, a family of beavers mysteriously turned up in the Devon area of England, after hunters had bought them to extinction hundreds of years earlier. A legal battle ensued between farmers and Friends of The Earth in 2014, when the farmers mounted pressure on the government claiming that they would do damage to their lands and the beavers should be captured or culled. Eventually, the government agency Natural England decided to award the Devon Wildlife Trust a five-year licence to manage the animals, on a trial basis.

Four years later, we can see the profound impact beavers have had over the local ecosystem. Their dam cleans water which is polluted by the local farms, and helps fight the soil erosion perpetuated by intensive farming in the area. The wetland habitat created by the beavers have reinforced other populations too, whose numbers have been in decline. In 2011 when the beavers were reintroduced, there were 11 clumps of frogspawn in the wood; this year there are 681. These frogs in turn provide a food source for herons and snakes, who haven’t been seen in these numbers in the region in 200 years.

Successful reintroduction of species is frequently opposed by farming communities, but this story demonstrates how a return of the animals displaced by hunting and clear-cutting can be instrumental in solving some of the many problems which intensive farming creates. 

We focus too much on what is happening around us while forgetting that we can make much more impact if we would try to better ourselves.

Jalaluddin Rumi (rahimullah) says: Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

Impact: it goes both ways

The student nurse you just rolled your eyes at is on her last warning: she’s “failed” a clinical before, she’s “failed” a lecture class. She is having a difficult time remembering what Cardizem is for, not because she isn’t intelligent, but because she’s at the point of giving up, and what’s one more person who doesn’t believe in her.

The baby nurse you just called stupid (in your head), and aloud in your sucking of your teeth was at the top of her class. She was favorite of her clinical instructors - the “one to watch,” she was the first to help her fellow students with their homework, yet she’s struggling in her first job. She feels stupid, and she can feel the energy that others think she’s stupid.

The nurse you just complained about who always calls out is just trying to hold it all together, she’s trying to be brave, she’s trying to keep her private life private. She’s trying to find the will to come to work, the will to live. One more complaint and she maybe won’t be so brave.

The resident you just yelled at on the phone is quiet, not because you’ve got a right to yell at her since she didn’t answer her page… 5 times, she’s quiet since she was in the OR, and she just nicked an artery in the surgery she was assisting on. She nicked an artery in front of the scariest surgeon in the hospital. She nicked an artery that would cost a patient blood transfusions, possibly more surgeries, and certainly more pain post operatively. She’s quiet since you didn’t give her a chance to tell you why she didn’t answer. She’s quiet, as she feels like such a failure and if she speaks she will break down right about now, despite how strong everyone thinks she is.

If a person is experiencing a rough moment, or rough day, it doesn’t mean “they’re too sensitive.” It doesn’t mean they aren’t exceptional in their own way…ways you haven’t seen.

If a person is quiet, it doesn’t mean their thoughts aren’t valid or if they even agree.

Struggling doesn’t mean failure.
Struggling doesn’t mean failure.
Struggling doesn’t mean failure.

Maybe it isn’t up to us to know the whys behind the mask; but we sometimes have the choice to impact people, why let it be doubt when we can impact with consideration?

The Calm before the Storm.

Shit is gonna get real next episode. I feel it bro.

#GIMMETHEDAMNPILOT #479erPLZ #OrSiris #winkyface

Pitch Hulu Rankings - Pitch Rewatch Day 1

I thought people might like to see some numbers about the Independent Pitch rewatch and where Pitch is ranking on Hulu, so I did some numbers gathering! This is as of 10:45 EDT, 5/30. 

  • Pitch ranks as the #591 most popular show of the day (for reference Hulu Original National Treasure is #608 and Scandal is #84–Family Guy and South Park are #1&2, as always pretty much)
  • Pitch ranks as #158 in the Drama category for the day (#154 for the week as well as for the month, and #114 all time)
  • Pitch is #8 in Sports for the day (also #8 for the week, #7 for the month, and #8 all time)

I know looking at #591 doesn’t seem that encouraging, but I think it is for 3 reasons: 1) We’re in good company–Pitch is surrounded by popular shows as well as Hulu Originals 2) Hulu literally has thousands of shows 3) Based on Pitch’s overall popularity for the week and month rewatching today made a huge difference. Pitch wasn’t ranking in the overall weekly and monthly lists–that’s a huge spike to make it onto the list for the day. I think if we commit and continue to publicize the rewatch, we’ll really see the rankings climb. 

Also–look at those Drama and Sports category numbers. I don’t have the exact rankings but the drama ones are significantly better than few weeks ago and I was scrolling forever to find Pitch. 

I’ll continue to check the numbers so we can see the impact–I’ll look in the morning because that’s usually the best time to see the previous day’s numbers. But continue to watch and promote!

tl;dr: THE REWATCH IS HAVING AN IMPACT ON THE HULU RANKINGS–KEEP DOING IT! Also be sure you’re following @pitchstreetteam and their efforts–send some mail and @megaphonemonday will write you some fic!

spacenuggetrey  asked:

I'm listening to ep 37 and I literally yelled in my car when Rose was revealed as queer and I want to cry I'm so happy! It's such a simple, small detail but it made me feel seen and a part of this world. Thank you for that representation. I sort of knew it was coming, based on my questions to you at ECCC, but it's so delightful and Rose is already my new favorite. Thank you guys so much for always enriching your world with LGBT folks across the spectrum. I hope that continues in marvelous ways.

Thank you so much!! Getting messages like these means so much to me. And thanks for coming to our panel at ECCC and asking questions! Meeting our listeners in person is such an incredible reminder that what we do can have an impact, which always motivates me to make the podcast more and more inclusive. 

anonymous asked:

Is it true that the "t" in intp is bad?? Are they really cruel people?

I-..like I said in the ask before, we are not really cruel people, per se. We just don’t really acknowledge emotions or feelings, I guess you can call us insensitive but we truly don’t mean to be rude in anyway. We view the world as a puzzle, and we’re always trying to find new pieces to the puzzle as we learn things from around us, never realizing we’re hurting others and such.

We view everything like a game to learn as much as we can which is why we, INTP’s, are the most logically precise out of all the MBTI types. The T stands for thinking, as we always have thoughts, solutions, daydreams, creativity and information forming in our brain we never acknowledge our feelings or how the things we say can impact others when we know (& I’m saying know, because we know what we say may hurt but it is the right thing to say) we’re doing everything we can with our bluntness to help others in a way. We just suck at giving emotional support & like to learn from things and move on than dwell on them lol

If you have anymore questions, don’t be afraid to ask me!

noticing my thick {slow? dull?} thinking
on some things {especially analog things}
and comprehending the relationship this feeling and thought pattern has to social activity and/or social inactivity

what parts of decision making
are wired for interactive components
which mechanisms respond to solitude
and which to interpersonal engagement

noticing how different modes impact our capabilities
how different modes impact the way we (can) percieve
impact how we interpret and experience time and space
and pace and decisions

fascinating; love noticing, love being immersed in it

The world is crying. The tragedy has no end. When does it end?

Love intensely. Love as much as you can. Dark times are ahead of us. The best we can do is cling on to the ones we love and enjoy the time we have. The tragedy can never be made better with simple words, but let’s love for all the members of the community who can no longer do it. No fear now, just love

This is a sad sad day