we changed the world

Elements - Part 6 - Happy Warrior 

I think it is one of the most interesting episodes of Elements so far, so I wanted to comment about some observations: 

  • The design of the entire Elemental Fire Kingdom is really detailed and I think it’s quite pretty.
  • The trait for all Fire beings appears to be forever fighting/angry. 
  • Flame Princess is a dragon, rather than just an enlarged version of her original shape. She also rejects Finn’s attempt at rational discussion with “Stop talking to me like we’re friends.”
  • Finn becoming a part of the Fire World changes him so much into straight out suggesting to kill LSP.
  • The entire Elemental Fire Kingdom is about to attack the Elemental Candy Kingdom, whose relations has always been unspokenly tense well before Elements.
  • The fact that Finn is part of this attack and the potential disaster he’ll create both physically and emotionally to himself, Flame Princess, Princess Bubblegum, and everyone else depending on how this pans out. (But most notably FP and PB)
  • Cinnamon Bun’s line at the end of the episode: “Surely, this is the end of all things.”

We need to make an Overwatch LGBTQ+ Protection Squad™ but the face is Junkrat in fact we just play Junkrat and call out other players for using gay as an insult or with any negative diction we will change the world trust me

To my person

Whoever you are, wherever you are.. please know that I can’t fall in love without you. I know you’ll be bad for my health but I don’t care I want you anyway. All I want is something like seeing you smile. So whatever you do, just don’t believe what they say cause they won’t believe you like I believe in you anyway. I know we’ll have our disagreements, and we’ll be fighting for no reason but I won’t change it for the world. Sometime in the future, we can share our stories of how we were feeling nervous trying to find the words to get to each others side someday. But I’ve got high hopes since you make my heart feels like its summer when the rain is pouring down. You make my whole world feels so right when it’s wrong. I’ve made more mistakes that I can even and I can’t make you understand how it feels like but I thank God for you even though I haven’t met you yet. Just please, don’t fall in love with someone else. Don’t have somebody waiting for you..

My country is celebrating 100 years of independence this year and we are also achieving marriage equality on the 1st of March. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our achievements as a nation than celebrating equality and human rights. Congratulations, Finland, may there be many more victories such as this and may your freedom last a thousand years!

(yes, the Finnish flag appears backwards because she’s waving it around)

Here’s the Cartoon Network schedule for Monday, March 27 to Sunday, April 2, excluding Saturday, April 1.

For some reason, the official source for CN’s backdoor schedule has April 1st completely blank. April Fools surprise?

Anyways, new movie this week (Open Season 3) and Clarence and Steven Universe get their Sunday slots back if things work as planned. Weekday schedule keeps the lack in variety but with one extra show now.

New episodes this week:

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Last week of the month long premiere bomb, Mon-Thurs at 5:30p
  • Teen Titans Go! - Friday at 6:00p
  • The Powerpuff Girls - Friday at 7:45p
  • Justice League Action and LEGO Nexo Knights - Supposedly on Saturday, dunno for sure.

Top 3 shows:

  1. Teen Titans Go! - 125 - 40% (lowest percentage I’ve seen in a while)
  2. The Amazing World of Gumball - 84 - 27%
  3. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - 58 - 18%

The top 3 shows are 85% of the schedule.

lana del rey in 2012: blue jeans, girls and nostalgia, angsty sad sad pretty when you cry, no one understands bc im a sad girl money power cocaine sad sad old money and racetracks nostalgia sad ultraviolence it’s a cRUEL WORLD

lana in 2017: WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE WORLD AND SPREAD TRUTH & LOVE AND ACTIVISM. It’s a blessing 2 be young and in love and I’m so happy wE need to change the wORLD WE CAN DO IT!!!!! CORAL REEFS R DYING. down w/trump. Love.

adele may be talented in her own right and she may have given up the award but that doesn’t change the fact that the voting in and of itself was racism at its finest. you cannot objectively tell me that lemonade didn’t deserve that grammy. beyonce covered every possible genre in one album with a comprehensive film alongside it — which was not only a musical achievement unto itself but a profound racial, social, and personal commentary on top of that — and it’s just like. damn. once again, black people must literally gotta fuckin change the world before we get acknowledged over a white person doing the bare minimum, huh.

Sorry for the inconvenience
but I will have to interrupt your day,
I want you to take a closer look
instead of always looking away

Look at the hijacked African girls
that will never again come home
while we suffer the “what’s not covered by the media,
is not important anyway” - syndrome

Look at the teenage boys and girls
who feel like coming out is a war,
not accepted by society,
crying behind a closed door

Take a look at the billions of creatures
being slaughtered for human consume,
the lack of common sense and empathy,
eclipsed by the latest economic boom

Look at the “protection of human rights”
used as a justification to invade
while the priority is usually either
geopolitical or an acquisition of trade

Look at yourself and never stop rethinking
you own interests and deeds,
to raise awareness of what is caused
by our ignorance and where it leads.

—  // “sorry for the inconvenience but we are trying to change the world”
j.d.m.

I don’t say it enough but I am so proud of the unholy trinity.

 
Like, I remember my first Felix video at like, 400.000 subs and I remember watching Mark’s 10.000 sub video and I remember the first time I saw Jack and the whole shoutout winner video.

I remember the first time Mark cried on camera.

I remember how heated Felix used to get.

I remember Sean hiding his loudness and his accent.

Now, my boys, my boys are standing up on their own. 


Mark is a beacon of strength, proving that emotion is strength; and emotion is beautiful. Mark is speaking out about love and respect and spreading messages that will impact this community for the rest of our lives.

Felix is a symbol of resilience, keeping cool through one of the angriest, most hurtful media attacks I’ve ever seen. Felix is proof that we can learn and grow from our mistakes; that no matter what we’ve come from we can change the world.

Sean is the human embodiment of learning to love yourself. Who he is now is completely different from those first few videos. He has shown us self-doubt and weakness being turned into something incredible; beautiful. He has embraced every part of himself and showed millions of other people how to do the same.

I’m proud of a lot of YouTubers, I’m proud of a lot of people, but these three have overcome so much hardship and brought so much light into my life.


These three have shown a generation that it is beautiful to be emotional, it is beautiful to not lash out, to mess up, to apologize. It is beautiful to feel, to be angry, it is beautiful to be yourself, to love yourself.

These three have taught me the meaning of beautiful.

ed sheeran’s divide | sentence meme.

eraser.

  • ❛ i was born into a small town. i lost that state of mind. ❜
  • ❛ so blame it on the pain that blessed me with the life. ❜
  • ❛ friends and family filled with envy when they should be filled with pride. ❜
  • ❛ when the world’s against me is when i really come alive. ❜
  • ❛ you know that i’ve got whisky with white lies and smoke in my lungs. ❜
  • ❛ i need to get in the right mind and clear myself up. ❜
  • ❛ i look in the mirror, questioning what i’ve become. ❜
  • ❛ i’m well aware of certain things that can destroy a person like me. ❜
  • ❛ i am happy on my own so here i’ll stay. ❜
  • ❛ save your loving arms for a rainy day. ❜
  • ❛ i’ll find comfort in my pain eraser. ❜
  • ❛ i chased the picture perfect life. i think they painted it wrong. ❜
  • ❛ i beg you, don’t be disappointed with the person i’ve become. ❜
  • ❛ the world may be filled with hate, but keep erasing it now, somehow. ❜

castle on the hill.

  • ❛ i was younger then. ❜
  • ❛ i found my heart and broke it here. ❜
  • ❛ i know i’ve grown. i can’t wait to go home. ❜
  • ❛ i miss the way you make me feel. ❜
  • ❛ we watched the sun set over the castle on the hill. ❜
  • ❛ had my first kiss on a friday day. i don’t reckon i did it right. ❜

dive.

  • ❛ maybe i came on too strong. maybe i waited too long. ❜
  • ❛ maybe i played my cards wrong. oh, just a little bit wrong. ❜
  • ❛ i could live, i could die, hanging on the words you say. ❜
  • ❛ i’ve been known to give my all. ❜
  • ❛ so don’t call me, baby, unless you mean it. ❜
  • ❛ don’t tell me you need me if you don’t believe it. ❜
  • ❛ so let me know the truth before i dive right into you. ❜
  • ❛ do you have a tendency to lead some people on? ‘cuz i heard you do. ❜

shape of you. 

  • ❛ the club isn’t the best place to find a lover, so the bar is where i go. ❜
  • ❛ your love was handmade for somebody like me. ❜
  • ❛ i’m in love with the shape of you. we push and pull like a magnet do. ❜
  • ❛ although my heart is falling too, i’m in love with your body. ❜
  • ❛ last night you were in my room, and now my bed sheets smell like you. ❜
  • ❛ we talk for hours and hours about the sweet and the sour. ❜

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Humans and Terraforming

If there is one thing that can be said, humans are very good at changing their environment. Now regardless of your views on climate change or greenhouse gases, it cannot be denied that humans have left a big and very literally mark on our planet.

We’ve been doing it ever since our primeval ancestors figured out that fire can be used to clear forest, and that the grasslands created by such burning attracts grazing animals and gives us a clear line of sight for our throwing spears and nets. We have been doing it ever since the ancient humans figured out they could damn creeks to make ponds that lured in waterfowl. That if you repeatedly burned a clearing, the berry bushes would keep coming back ever year. That if you created stone walls along the low tide line, you could create sandy terraces that are perfect for clams. We managed our resources, only fishing at certain times, only hunting certain types of animals, or only cutting certain types of trees.

Then we invented agriculture and we wrought even more changes on the planet. We cleared forests to make room for our fields, pastures and cities. We terraced entire hillsides to allow us to grow crops. We drained swamps and cut the landscape with irrigation canals to provide our crops with water. Often we changed the very course of rivers and altered the soil we relied on, sometimes for better and sometimes for worse. Forests disappeared as our cities and emerging states needed timber for construction, ship-building, and fuel to make pottery, smelt metals, cook our food, and keep us warm.

But we didn’t just change the landscape, we also changed the plants we grew so that they suited our needs. We changed the animals we relied on. We turned wolves into dogs, auroch into cows, ibex into goats, jungle fowl into chickens, and wild boars into pigs. We called this process domestication, and soon quickly forgot that we had ever been without these domesticates.

We made artificial hills for our rituals, built mountains out of cut stone to mark the tombs of revered rulers, carved symbols into the landscape. Sliced into mountains to carve roads, mine metal ores, and quarry stone. We made monuments so astounding that people thousands of years later thought they must have been made by the gods, and buildings of the modern age that dwarf them.

We’ve also traveled. We’ve crossed all our oceans, bringing with us the animals and plants of our homelands, and returning home with the animals and plants of other lands. Some is intentional. New crops that offer new advantages. Animals from far away to awe visitors or remind us of home. Some is unintentional. Plant seeds lodged in the tread of our boots. Insect larva in the bilge of our ships. Rats that scurry and stay out of sight, and hitch a ride on our sailing ships and outrigger canoes. Some we regret bringing, intentionally or not, others have settled in and carved their own place in their new home.

And now we look to the stars and wonder if we could do the same to other planets. To bring our life and our world to the stars. To turn a red planet green and blue.

And what if we succeeded? What if a red planet turned green, and flushed with our success, we turned to other balls of rock orbiting distant stars.

And what if we encountered other life. Life that was like us, but also very different. What if they had never seen life like ours before, that spread to the stars turning red, grey, and brown planets blue and green.

What if some are fearful. What if they seen our domesticated animals, our sculpted landscapes, and our diverse nations and fear that we will assimilate and change them and their world like we did to our ancient animal enemies and our distant home planet.

But what is some our awed, and look at us and see a species that can not only adapt itself to new and challenges and environments, but that also changes the challenge and environment itself. Often changing and adapting to the changes they themselves wrought. For better and worse, humanity sailed the stars on the crest of a wave of change that they themselves have been creating since their distant ancestors set fire to the underbrush and realized they could use this.