we can impact

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_

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•¯ )

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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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

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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

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?

heather2285  asked:

Is there a deadline for Fox to announce if Pitch will be picked up for the Fall lineup?

Nope not really, they can announce at anytime!! 

At the Fox Upfronts in January they said they’d let us know by the May Upfronts. But really they could make a decision and an announcement at any time like they’ve done for other shows since January. 

That’s why we have the campaigns organized this way. We’re trying to make the biggest impact we can over the longest span of time, just in case they really do make us wait until May to find out the fate of the show. (Hopefully they dont though)

Our voices are being heard though! There’s still time to join in on the baseball campaigns if you haven’t yet! & we have plenty planned for April & the beginning of May!

anonymous asked:

You guys are incredible. Your posts always brighten my day. So much so that I get notifications every time you post. Don't listen to that one anon because you are all incredible people

You have no idea how much that means to us Anon. If we can impact one person's’ day. We both seen rough times and for me personally, I’ve always turned to fanfiction to cheer me up. So I wanted to give back to something helps me out. 

 It’s sweet shy Anon’s like you which is why we keep our Anon on. We love you feel free to stop by and chat with us anytime! 

Originally posted by stitch-addict

I would personally consider Death Parade a much better suicide prevention tool than 13 Reasons Why would ever be (if you could call 13 that)

Watching Death Parade really made me consider the worth of my life and that of others, and the impact we can have on everyone around us

It also has one of the most emotional endings of an anime and was one of the most psychologically fascinating I’ve yet to watch (In the vein of Psycho Pass and Erased)

As a warning, there is a scene where a (drawn) picture of an implied suicide is shown, but it’s far less explicit and honestly, as someone dealing with suicidal thoughts I would ignore 13 entirely as a horrible glorification and sick, twisted portrayal of the genuine pain and absolute shame felt by the mentally ill, and instead recommend a slightly obscure anime

Death Parade is also a mature show, so that mindset should be taken if you decide to watch it, but ultimately I think it’s far less harmful than the other aforementioned show and is perfect for anyone who enjoys psychological thrillers

Plus the opening is very catchy and cute, and the animation and art style are top-notch and a huge inspiration of mine

Give yourself permission to remain unmoving. Cease trying to force an outcome through determination and will. Cease to force your will on other.
Let things develop. The right action will come.

Then you can stand on the foundation that the universe has provided so you won’t be on shaky ground. Let the circumstance play. Or dive in. Stop the flow of energy or ride on it.
Allow all the chess pieces of life to fully play out. Then, when the big move has unfolded we can bring our full power. We can own our impact. If we force a situation the ripple of that force will have consequences.  Own your result.—Davidji

anonymous asked:

Hey! I wanted to start off by saying what a huge fan I am! The writing on here is always so lovely (I might low-key go back through the archive and re-read favourites on bad days) - thanks so much for all the hard work you put into this blog! Anyway, I know these types of requests are a bit annoying but if you wouldn't mind, could you promo my blog? It's a multi-fandom cartoon blog, including Voltron, @toonitude!

mod flux: don’t worry about it! we don’t mind asks like this at all, it’s normal to want some exposure for your blog, we did the same thing too once upon a time. thanks so much for all the kind words, i’m so glad we can make such an impact on you!! hope we can keep making content you like!

check out @toonitude for a good time!

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

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congratulations on your first solo award ♡

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Human tongue, a horses is much larger.

I do not even think that we can imagine the impact of metal, - often violently in the case of horses, on the tongue.

Anthy Himemiya's Glasses

I couldn’t sleep last night.  I kept thinking about the ending of the anime of Revolutionary Girl Utena.  There’s one particular action that Anthy makes near the very end that really hits me.

She leaves behind her glasses.

[Long, boring analysis that’s probably already been done to follow.]

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