we need more people like you around

So I’ve really been trying to stay out of this weird Katie McGrath discourse. But things keep popping up on my dash and I look through the Katie McGrath tag pretty regularly. Apparently, we all need a discussion on how to act like normal functioning adults. And this is the only time I’m going to post about this. Because I didn’t think we needed to talk about this. But apparently…

For people that say they’re fans of a person, some of you are disrespectful as hell. I could get around the “Kashy McGra” thing, even though I’m personally really bothered by it. I’ve never like it and you’ll never find me using that tag. But hey, when an actor/actress starts gaining more prominence, jokes like that surface more and I understand that was lighthearted fun. But when some people start digging up pictures and making a big deal out of something that is a person’s job. Well. Let’s just say that it’s probably good Katie doesn’t have social media and honestly, I don’t think she should ever get on it if this is how some people are going to behave. 

Look, I’m as relatively as new of a fan of Katie as the next person. I knew of her because of Merlin but didn’t really follow her career until Supergirl. Yeah, I think her back tattoo is a little unfortunate, but that’s not really a reason to drag her over it. Yeah, her goth phase was interesting. But who can really say they never had one? Besides, it was a method of self-expression for a younger Katie. I don’t think we should be making fun of that. And don’t even get me started on that anal thing. That’s just downright disgusting, in terms of what that scene started. And where some people took it. I also don’t really understand why this goth thing was such a big deal. We all knew she had a goth phase, and arguably she still has a little bit of it in her personal fashion. At least, I thought we all knew. 

It’s been really surreal to watch this all unfold and continually be amazed what people are willing to post in public about a person they don’t really know. Especially one who tends to be pretty private. Or at least as private as you can be when you’re an actress. 

Yes, it’s a part of every individual’s growing fandom that you’re going to get some people who just do that. It’s the price of an actor/actress gaining exposure. And to some extent, we all have to just deal with it. But some of you really need Jesus. I’d really rather not get PMs over this, but if you have to, don’t tell me “it’s just a joke.” Because it’s really not that funny. Some individuals in the fandom really need to grow up and let Katie be herself. And not make a spectacle over the stupidest shit.  

anonymous asked:

If you guys are so concerned with fc choices being correct/accurate, then how is Zendaya an acceptable fc choice for Barbie?

barbie can a lot be poc, anon ?? when there is SO LITTLE REPRESENTATION when it comes to poc characters, i think that’s the LAST THING on our minds. people can make white character poc if they see fit. especially if it’s something such as a toy or cartoon character !! yes, try to be as ACCURATE as possible, but since this seems a bit overdramatic. barbie can be poc instead of white because we need more poc characters. but, you know let’s keep asking why there are so many white characters ?? I WOULD LOVE to see more poc’s around here ?? not the same generic white breads like myself. please, making barbie poc is really not any of your concern, except the mun who plays her. before you go and hate on her ( which is totally disrespectful ) i commend her for being amazing !! MORE POC, MORE POC. thanks for bringing this up, anon. it gives me time to shout MORE POC CHARACTERS !!

There are two aspects of this Lost Special conspiracy everyone needs to be aware of.

Claiming “BBC Sherlock is attempting to make television history by recreating Doyle’s social phenomenon that surrounded The Final Problem of 1893 on an international scale” isn’t that wild of a conspiracy theory. The evidence for this is overwhelming. You could have good, logical debates with skeptics over this exact concept. This is where I put most of my effort – I care more about predicting how the episode and marketing spectacle may go than I do anything else.

However.

Claiming “Derren Brown wrote episodes of Sherlock in order to turn viewers gay”, “Apple Tree Yard isn’t a real show”, “Sherlock North is a fake perpetuated by the BBC”, and other bizarre theories we shuffle around on this site are what give people the ammunition they need to call us out as lunatics.

Rumors and misinformation spread like wildfire on this site. Metas I’ve written incorrectly that I believed to be true at the time blow up with thousands of notes but when I write later to correct the flawed logic, those posts get ignored.

People who point out that conspiracy theorists allow incorrect ideas to get out of hand are absolutely right. Everyone is responsible for the content they allow on their blog, and that goes for those who reblog others’ ideas, too.

Offended by people claiming conspiracy bloggers have a mob mentality toward illogical and chaotic ideas? Then stop doing it or own up to it. But to pretend we don’t do this is to turn a blind eye to everything that goes on here in this corner of the Fandom. We absolutely do have a mob mentality.

“Conspiracy” is not a holy word. Any conspiracy, whether true or not, requires that you believe fact is fiction, and therefore fiction is fact. This is true everywhere, for every conspiracy, ever. People who believe in a conspiracy and share their ideas means they attempt to persuade others to question their reality and sanity. This is gaslighting. It is what conspiracy theorists do. It is the nature of the beast. Do i do this? Yes. We all do. To pretend we don’t is, again, to not understand the definition of “conspiracy”.

I’ve been compared to a cult leader many times on this site. And you know what? It’s pretty accurate. That’s why i like to post wake-up calls like this. Educate yourselves. Watch what you reblog. Thick critically when others can’t.

I may be toxic, cruel, and overzealous in the eyes of some people on this site, but I am certainly not delusional.

You can make a disability stop being a disability without curing it.
Example: eyesight problems.

Before the invention of corrective lenses and glasses, people who had significantly worse eyesight than average were disabled. They couldn’t work, couldn’t learn, couldn’t even get around the house and do things like cooking and cleaning in some cases. Then corrective glasses became widely available and relatively cheap, and puff, it stopped being a disability. I mean, if we were to stop making glasses and lenses and destroyed all the existing ones, it would become a disability once again, but it’s probably not happening.

The reason? A lot of people need corrective glasses or lenses. The vast majority in some countries. More than 10-20 percent pretty much everywhere you go. Maybe not everyone needs them daily and at all times, but the majority of people will require corrective glasses at some point in their lives. Which is why the glasses/lenses market is huge, and making them is profitable. This is a kind of accommodation a lot of people need, so it has a big demand on the market, so it’s accommodated most of the time, so it’s no longer a disability.

Literally it would work with any disability. If the majority of the world would require mobility aids, suddenly the market would be flooded with wheelchairs, canes and other devices. If the majority of the world would need hearing aids, suddenly you’d be able to buy them in Target for a really low price. If the majority of the world was autistic, suddenly things like protective headphones, sensory friendly clothes, AAC devices and stim toys would be available in every supermarket. That’s how capitalism works.

So yeah, it’s totally possible to “cure” a disability without actually curing the person. Just make accommodations for that disability profitable to produce, distribute and sell, and that’s it.

Trends that need to die in 2017

People scrambling to find any mental illness that could possibly describe someone they don’t like

People describing people they hate as “narcissists”, “mentally unstable”, “borderline”, “histrionic”, etc etc, especially given that almost none of the people they’re talking about actually fit those diagnoses and instead are just emotionally abusive neurotypicals, but hey, why remember THAT when you can be an ableist dipshit instead

The same people turning around and claiming that we “need to end the stigma on mental illness”, being blatantly transparent that while they consider things like depression and anxiety to be mental illnesses, they think personality disorders are insults, character flaws, not real illnesses, and the fault of the sufferer

People believing that those who are Crazy Enough™ simply HAVE to be abused, there’s no other way, we’ve Tried Our Best But Just Look At Them

People distancing themselves from more stigmatized mentally ill people, because “oh I’m depressed and anxious but I’m not like THAT, I’m not crazy” like honey we know, believe me

Again, the armchair diagnosing of enemies to justify hating them. Stop it. Psychology degrees take time for a reason. That checklist you read on NPD does not mean that Trump has it. Take a nap.

SAVE GMW PROJECT

Okay guys! The campaign to save GMW after the news of cancellation has been amazing so far! We trended twice and in multiple countries on Twitter which was great and we’ve gotten great positive feedback from Hulu & Netflix. 

BUT. 

We need to show them why. Why spend money on buying the show? What’s the point? It’s all well and good making noise about the show to big companies like Hulu and Netflix, but we need to show them how much the show means to people. SO. 

I’ve decided we’re going to do a video. 

A compilation video of how much you love the show. 

If you want to be involved in this, PLEASE LISTEN.

1. Email the account I’ve set up specifically for this project savegmwproject@gmail.com.

2. Send me a video, can be as long as you like (Around the 30/40 second mark would be ideal as we could include more people without making the video too too long but it’s up to you!) 

3. The video doesn’t have to be you speaking, or showing your face, it can be pieces of paper with writing on it or whatever you want it to be, as long as you’re showing support for GMW!

4. The questions I’m asking you is, Why does Girl Meets World deserve to continue or alternatively, how does Girl Meets World matter to you?

The deadline for sending in videos is Thursday, 12th of January. 

Thank you all for being such a wonderful community of people and bonding together for a show we all love and want to continue. <3

How to catch a cougar.

You think you have what it takes to get that older woman you have had your eye on?  Older women have options so do not approach them with the same corny pick up lines.  Be original and most of all be yourself, chances are she sees right through the shit you are trying to feed her.  Most older women appreciate an honest man, know what you want, when you want it and how you want it.  Now for some tips on snatching up that sexy old milf you have seen around….

* Act like a man not like a immature boy.  You don’t need to tell her that age is just a number, we know that!  Nothing more attractive than a younger man who shows he is mature and knows how to handle a grown woman.  She loves your appetite  for life, she will enjoy the fact that you aren’t tainted like men her age.  Take her out, to a nice dinner or a drink, show her off and don’t be embarrassed people will give you crazy looks.  Be confident with her this will turn her on even more!

* Don’t feed her the relationship crap, she isn’t looking for a serious relationship she is looking to fulfill her hormonal desires.  Unless she brings it up don’t talk about a future with your cougar especially on a first date.

* Get your stamina ready!  Women over the age of 30 are in their sexual primes, don’t be surprised if she climaxes from one simple kiss.   Women in their 30’s and 40’s crave sex more than teenage boys.  You better be ready to handle your cougar in the bedroom or she will pounce onto the next cub.

* Have an intelligent conversation.  Although she wants you to tell her how hot an sexy she is, she also is hungry for some intellect.  Have a conversation after dinner, over a drink or after love making.

* Show her that you are ambitious.  Nothing turns on a woman more than a man who has his shit together.  Tell her about your goals in life, where you would like to be in 10 years.  If the conversations is always about sex she will get bored easily and find someone to stimulate her mind as well as her body.

* 100% Honest with her ALL the TIME!  Older women can see through your bullshit, they have heard it all and probably seen it all and most have done it all.  If you are just looking for sex tell her upfront you will be surprised with her response.

* Let her teach you a few things.. Even though you think your a terrific lover, chances are she has had a lot more sex than you have.  More sex equals more experience and you can learn some new things.

* Ignore the age difference unless she talks about it.  She knows she is older than you and she loves the fact that you can make her feel young again.  People will give you looks, stay strong and don’t let anyone interfere with snatching up your cougar!

* Be persistent with your pursuit, older women have options like I said.  If you aren’t consistent with things she will stray off really easily.  Keep that leash tight!

*   Don’t ever compare her to younger women you have dated in the past.  She doesn’t want to be categorized with younger women who don’t know what they want and that play games.

* Keep all these things in mind the next time you approach an older woman and most likely you will catch that sexy cougar you have had your eye on!

* QUESTION:  Would it bother you if you were on a date with an older woman and you overheard younger women your age talking about you being with an older woman?  I want to hear your responses!!!

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Tony, I’m glad you’re back at the compound. I don’t like the idea of you rattling around a mansion by yourself. We all need family. The Avengers are yours, maybe more so than mine. I’ve been on my own since I was 18. I never really fit in anywhere, even in the army. My faiths in people, I guess. Individuals. And I’m happy to say that, for the most part, they haven’t let me down. Which is why I can’t let them down either. Locks can be replaced, but maybe they shouldn’t. I know I hurt you, Tony. I guess I thought by not telling you about your parents I was sparing you, but I can see now that I was really sparing myself, and I’m sorry. Hopefully one day you can understand. I wish we agreed on the Accords, I really do. I know you’re doing what you believe in, and that’s all any of us can do. That’s all any of us should… So no matter what, I promise you, if you need us - if you need me - I’ll be there.

They Haven’t Let Me Down (Rogers/Stark/Barnes x reader)

Request: Hi Angst Queen! 😊 Can you do one where the reader finds out that Steve knew about Bucky and Tony’s parents and feels betrayed? Or maybe she’s Tony’s sister too.

I’m using the reader characterization from We Are Not Soldiers for this

Tony,

I’m glad you’re back at the compound, I don’t like the idea of you rattling around a mansion by yourself. We all need family. The Avengers are yours, maybe more so than mine. I’ve been on my own since I was 18. I never really fit in anywhere – even in the Army. My faith is in people, I guess. Individuals. And I’m happy to say for the most part, they haven’t let me down. Which is why I can’t let them down either. Locks can be replaced, but – maybe they shouldn’t. I know I hurt you Tony. I guess I thought – by not telling you about your parents I was sparing you, but… I can see now I was really sparing myself. I’m sorry. Hopefully one day you can understand. I wish we agreed on the Accords, I really do. I know you were only doing what you believe in, and that’s all any of us can do, it’s all any of us should. So no matter what, I promise if you — if you need us. If you need me, I’ll be there.

Steve

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  • Finn: Hey have you seen Ben and Rey ? I need them to go over all this paper work.
  • Poe: Yeah, they're over there doing some weird force meditation exercise stuff.
  • Finn: Well.... When is it gonna be over ?
  • Poe: I don't know they've been moving their arms around for like two hours. I don't want to interrupt them but we have four hours of itinerary reports to go through
  • Rey: are they gone yet ?
  • Ben: No ! And now more people are coming to watch !!!
  • Rey: Well then keep moving your arms in random motions ! They'll get bored and eventually just forget about all the work we have to do.
  • Ben: Rey, I have five default random arm swings. THEY ARE GONNA CATCH ON.

friends, followers and mutuals, the time has come where i’ve decided the easiest way to sort out my tumblr dash is to unfollow everyone and then go on the biggest follow spree of my life.
So with that in mind, this post is for anyone who wants me to check out their blog once I’m following about five people and crying about my life choices…

Rules:
You don’t need to be following me to get involved, its not an exclusive club but it’s extra cool if you are…
Reblog and/or like this post, i’m not fussed but reblogging spreads the word so i can find more people.
If we’re mutuals right now, please like or reblog if you want me to stick around, the only favourites i’m playing is with my irl friends ‘cause unfollowing them would be weird.
I’ll be following over 200 blogs so hopefully this doesn’t flop.

I’m looking for aka reblog/like if you post about…
DC TV (Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, iZombie, Lucifer) ((pro or neutral olicity, pro or neutral karamel))
The 100 (pro or neutral bellarke)
Doctor Who
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Veronica Mars
The X Files
Harry Potter
Merlin
Orphan Black
Teen Wolf
~theres many more shows, check out my blog/tags page to get an idea of what i’m also into~

**if you tag your shows you get bonus imaginary points

This is super long i’m so sorry about that and also about my terrible edit of a picture but let me live :) You have about 24 hours from when this posts goes up until i purge and then follow 200+ blog, hope to see you on the flip side!

Ten Tips for a Travel Newbie

So you are planning to join the trend of going out for adventures and discoveries. I’m not really a travel addict, but I looove getaway vacations - hiking, camping, backpacking, tours, or just a simple or grand (as if!) hotel stay.

Of course, I have reasons why I decided to start exploring and there are three: 1) taking a break from stress; 2) seeing new places, things, and people; 3) learning more about living.

Going somewhere outside the city makes me realize there is more beauty in nature than the gadgets I usually wish for. And it’s sad knowing some of them has already faded or totally erased. New people taught me the wonderful and fun culture around my country and why we need to keep and practice them. And for me to learn more, I need to keep up and try to make my travels light and right. Here are ten of the things I would like to share to you guys especially to those who are interested to join us.

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QT Says: Myths and Facts about labels

Words are important. And for some, claiming and using identity words is really important for a variety of reasons. This blog is called what it’s called because “queer” is the best umbrella term we have for the ever-evolving LGBTQAAI+ alphabet soup that encompasses all of the many identities a person can hold. New letters matter! There is value in being seen, being recognized, and for some, immense value in getting their letter into the acronym. New letters recognize people and identities that may be newly found words or a stronger assertion that existing words need their place at the table. One of your QT bloggers remembers very clearly the fight for the B and T.  There’s always more work to be done around language, visibility and the immense pluralism of queerness.

Labels aren’t a necessity for queer-identified people, but they can be helpful markers for oneself and useful when searching for a community of people who are, in some way, like you. To that end, we’d like to take this opportunity to clarify a few myths and facts about queer identity labels:

MYTH: You can only claim to be gay/ bi/ trans/ etc. once you’ve acted on it

This is one of the most pervasive and obnoxious gatekeeping tactics out there, and it’s used in all sorts of insidious ways. Anyone claiming you can’t be a gay man if you’ve never slept with a man might also be the same person who will tell you you’re not gay if you’ve ever had sexual contact with a woman. Further still, they’re often the same folks who will tell you that a bi person must be attracted the EXACT same number of each gender at all times, and also a person isn’t trans until they’ve gone through ages of HRT and every scientifically available gender confirmation surgery.

ALL OF THAT IS WRONG.

We’re going to say this super clear. Okay? Identity and behavior are not the same thing. Period. Finito. Done. Got it?

Labels aren’t about your behaviors — what you have done and what you haven’t. How you label yourself - what identity language you use — is about who you are, and who you feel and know yourself to be. (Yes, actually. The world is not yet such an accepting place that people are pretending to be queer, seriously, cool it with that weird paranoia. You know who you are.)

You’re trans even if you’re closeted, you’re bi even if you’ve only ever had sex with a person of one gender, or never even had sex once with anyone! You can be ace and have had sexual partners — the list goes on and on. You are the expert on who you are.

Fact: Identities can change over time

This goes a little bit with our first myth — yes, you are, in fact, allowed to grow and change! You might be gay as hell from the instant you’re born until the day you die, OR you might have a much more complicated, dynamic shift in how you identify over the years — for some, who you find sexually attractive or your gender identity doesn’t remain fixed throughout your life, either. And guess what? THAT IS FINE AND GOOD.

Your current identity isn’t invalidated by how you’ve behaved or identified in the past. Trying on a label for now doesn’t preclude you from changing your mind or experiencing things differently in the future. Or tomorrow. Life is long. People change and grow. Let your labels grow along with you, if that’s what works best for you.

MYTH: Other people can just tell if you’re queer (or if you aren’t.)

At best, they’re guessing. Probably they’re just projecting something about themselves onto you. Don’t let anyone hem you into an identity label that doesn’t mesh with your most authentic self because they’ve convinced themselves they’re a Queer Mind Reader.

FACT: Labels are supposed to be useful for you, first and foremost

So if trying to assign yourself one is stressing you out, take a step back. Live your life as best you can. Experience attraction freely, and let your gender expression guide you where it will. Pinning your identity down might seem like the MOST URGENT THING IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, but seriously, you’ve got time. It’ll come to you eventually. (And see #2 above — you can still change your mind later!)

Appreciation

I’m just really glad I have people around me to support me - so I’m going to show them some love because like
After what happened yesterday I feel like I need this more than the people I’m doing it for okok
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Friends/partners:
@ray-is-amazing
Ray you’re literally so wonderful and supportive and I am so lucky to have you. Honestly you mean the world to me and I can’t wait to visit you. We are gonna have a super wonderful time.
@shriimppraamen
You’re really funny and I love you so much. I really really hope you come back so we can do stupid shit together and laugh. I miss you so much.
@oogoobooga
UH BOO(b) you’re literally my best friend and I’m so lucky to know you. I look forward to everyday with you and I’m so glad we have a lot of fun. You’re always there for me and you support me and care for me. Thank you qpp!
@pachihiro
FUCKIN HIRO I love you so much like what am I gonna go
You’re old of favorite people and also a best friend. I love talking to you and ranting and you’re always so funny !! I’m so glad you’re in my life !
@softcoreclown
Jenny you’re literally so important to me and I really love you !!! You’re one of my best friends and I always miss you so much when u leave for a bit !!! You’re my fav person to talk to about kinks and horror. I glove you ’
@emesbii
Em!! I really love ilu and appreciate you so much. You’re so nice and sweet to me and I’m really glad you’re In my life. Your blog always makes me smile and I’m so lucky to have you around !!!!
@livelox25
UH SON I love you so much and I really am glad that we became friends. You and I get to fake date people together and laugh n have a good time. I’m so glad I could be apart of your life and positively influence it.
@iluskatastroof
ALEX ur my new friend and I’m so excited to see where it takes us
Youre super rad and ilu
Can’t wait to start our journey
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Mutuals:
@fried-kitten
Kitten you’re literally so funny and awesome and I wish I talked you more !!! You’re honestly so wonderful and I love you so much !!!
@ratedemily
Honestly I admire you and your humor a lot ! I’m very glad you can enjoy my art and be known in such a wonderful community!!
I love you dude!
@babo0306
Your art is so adorable and I’m still so honored to be a part of your life !! You’re wonderful and adorable !!!! Please continue to be amazing !!!

anonymous asked:

When I think about it, nothing physically traumatic has happened to Weiss and Ruby yet (disregarding Weiss' ear scar). Blake was stabbed and Yang lost her arm, but Ruby and Weiss were unscathed (physically not mentally). It makes me wonder if anything is going to happen to them in Volume 5. That "Ruby loses an eye" theory is still around, but I really don't want that to happen. Do you think Volume 5 will be similar to Volume 3 in regards to physically hurting team RWBY?

I think volume 5 will be more like volume 2. If this show really does work in sort of three volume arcs (1-3 = The Beacon Years) then we’re going to be settled in Mistral for a while. Certainly the end of V3 added the needed element of danger to RWBY, which made the series shift from fun huntresses killing monsters to a dangerous world where people can actually die. 

That being said, I don’t think we need to physically wreck every member of the team to make them grow as people/huntresses. Blake was stabbed, but her emotional damage of believing that she can’t care about people because they’ll just get hurt is far more traumatic for her than any physical scars and that’s part of her process of growing. 

Yang’s injury was important in helping her to understand that she can’t throw herself at every enemy and hope her semblance takes the hit and protects her. 

Also if you make a habit of brutally injuring everyone (or killing off everyone which is why I’m so glad no one died in V5) then it kinda loses it’s impact and importance.

So not to say that RWBY won’t suffer anymore physical damage down the road, but I don’t think it’s anything that will happen soon.

Steve’s ‘apology’ letter

Tony,

I’m glad you’re back at the compound, I don’t like the idea of you rattling around a mansion by yourself.

Okay yes, Tony is back at the compound which was built to house all the avengers and thir training it’s bigger than the tower and currently only contains at most three people. Rhodey may or may not be staying in it longterm. Vision was not seen in the after part but I assume he’s there, and Tony.

We all need family. The Avengers are yours, maybe more so than mine.

How are the Avenger’s Tony’s? They all sided with you. They left. I don’t understand.

I’ve been on my own since I was 18.

Okay and Tony hasn’t? Tony was shipped off to boarding school when he was 7 MIT at 15 you think he had a large support network? Obidiah Stane was the only person there for him after Jarvis and his parents died and the man tried to kill him.

I never really fit in anywhere – even in the Army.

Well considering you were only properly in the army for a while- before that you were a showgirl- that makes sense although I think the howling commandos will fight you on that point.

My faith is in people, I guess. Individuals.

Is Tony not a person? Are the people involved in the 117 countries responsible for the accords not people? I don’t understand. Who are these ‘people’ you have faith in? Is it just Bucky?

And I’m happy to say for the most part, they haven’t let me down.

Not like you let Tony down? Is that what you mean.

Which is why I can’t let them down either. Locks can be replaced, but – maybe they shouldn’t.

They shouldn’t, as in you don’t regret the outcome of your actions at all.

I know I hurt you Tony. I guess I thought – by not telling you about your parents-

Is that the only way you think you hurt him what bullshit. You were his friend Steve and you scolded him on the importance of not keeping secrets. You created a fight and refused to compromise throughout civil war.

I was sparing you, but… I can see now I was really sparing myself. I’m sorry.

Good admitting that you’re sorry. Still only for the secret keeping but hey we’re getting somewhere.

Hopefully one day you can understand. I wish we agreed on the Accords, I really do.

Sure, except you did agree to the accords. You said you’d sign them multiple times.

I know you were only doing what you believe in, and that’s all any of us can do, it’s all any of us should. So no matter what, I promise if you — if you need us. If you need me, I’ll be there.

That sounds like a pile of horse shit. If you need me I’ll be there? What about when he needed you to be his friend in Siberia? Or he needed you to help with the vision Wanda gave him in aou? Or during all of Ironman 3? When have you ever been there for Tony?

POTO AU

Where Erik and Christine’s second child is born deaf and Erik struggles to connect with a child he can’t share his music with. Their marriage would become strained as Christine quits singing to learn more about Deaf culture and try to provide for her child the best life she can, with Erik finally reaching a pivotal point in the story where he realizes just how wrong he’s been over the years, judging someone for being different just as people once judged him. The phandom needs more fics based around family love and the original timeline for POTO is set in the perfect historical period for such a drama. 1880-1920 was when sign language was losing the battle to oralism. It was back when we still used terms like “Deaf and Dumb”. Just imagine the depth of character development you could put into such a fic! Also, for fun, imagine Christine learning sign language and being way too excited every time she learned a new word and got to share it with her child:

Originally posted by signinggifs

I know many of you are running to the comments to claim you could not care less about these people, or any celebrities. But evolution says you are wrong, so suck it. Even if your homepage isn’t your favorite gossip column, being aware of the goings-on in the lives of people more famous than us fills our brains’ need to see patterns in the world, to make familiar storylines out of chaos. And it is a need. Some studies found that upwards of 80 to 90 percent of all conversations in public are gossip.

Humans like stories because we look for the world around us to fit into a narrative – the rags-to-riches tale, the sports underdog overcoming the odds, the karaoke hustler singing a song about sex with his daughter, etc. You saw this happen immediately with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s breakup. The original reason reported for their divorce was Pitt having an affair with his recent co-star Marion Cotillard. What goes around comes around, Angie! Once a cheater, always a cheater! People knew how to deal with that version of the story; it was nice and simple and fit into a form that we are all familiar with. When it turned out to have nothing to do with cheating and became much more complicated (like all divorces), people lost interest.

How Celebrity Culture Gets Us Psychologically Hooked

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Tony, I’m glad you’re back at the compound. I don’t like the idea of you rattling around a mansion by yourself. We all need family. The Avengers are yours, maybe more so than mine. I’ve been on my own since I was 18. I never really fit in anywhere, even in the army. My faith’s in people, I guess. Individuals. And I’m happy to say that, for the most part, they haven’t let me down. Which is why I can’t let them down either. Locks can be replaced, but maybe they shouldn’t. I know I hurt you, Tony. I guess I thought by not telling you about your parents I was sparing you, but I can see now that I was really sparing myself, and I’m sorry. Hopefully one day you can understand. I wish we agreed on the Accords, I really do. I know you’re doing what you believe in, and that’s all any of us can do. That’s all any of us should… So no matter what, I promise you, if you need us - if you need me - I’ll be there.

Why ENFPs Get Bored Quickly

Yes, we’re fickle and we definitely have a tendency to play with you, promise you the world and then move on to another shiny toy (come on, guys, we do that) but there’s more to it!

  • We need to tip-toe around you: It just takes us one conversation with you to know how we can act around you. If we feel like we need to restrain and censor ourselves around you, you’re crossed off the ‘potential friend’ list. We’ll always be nice to you and we’ll support you if you ever need it but we don’t enjoy the company of close-minded people so we’ll keep our distance.
  • You’re an asshole: Don’t let those permanent smiles plastered on our face fool you. We have built-in, accurate asshole detectors. If you enjoy saying mean things and hurting others you have no business in our lives. We don’t get bullies and we never want to.
  • You’re negative/cynical: There’s a difference between being a realist and a pessimist. We respect and admire realists but every ENFP has this intense disgust for negative pessimistic people. Most of us will never admit of being disgusted by anyone (because we don’t like being haters) but interactions with negative people always leave a bitter taste in our mouth because we’re all about the future and the possibilities in it. Every day is a new day and miracles happen. Believing that good and amazing things will happen drives us. Being around negative people just drains us.
  • You’re boring/predictable: I’m sorry about this one. Everyone we meet falls into this category at some point. In the beginning, you’re an unattainable challenge. We fantasize about you until we approach you. When we finally talk to you, we make a bunch of assumptions about you, put labels on you and mark you off as a conquest. We see possibilities and potential in people so we’re quick to analyse a person and dismiss them as ‘predictable’. The best thing is that people prove us wrong. People tear the labels we put on them and that’s how we make friends. And also, if you’re actually predictable and boring, we need you the most. God knows, we could use some stability.