we should all do that every day

Love is not posting pictures online and sending long messages every night so you know I appreciate you. Love is not talking every day just so we are not going to forget we both care. Yes, it is great to do those things when you love someone, but it should not be something that you need. Love is, not talking all day and knowing you still love someone and nothing will change it. Love is, when you go out late and call me when you get home even though I am asleep because you know how much I worry. Love is, when you stop making up excuses and admit you did something wrong and apologizing for your mistakes and try not to do them again. Love is, “please get your homework done so you can get the job you want and be happy in the future”. That is love. Love is, “let’s go to bed we both need rest and I don’t want to go without you”. Love is, “I know you’re out watching the sunset because you’re upset, and I’m really sorry. But I’m upset too and would like you to go home so you can FaceTime me.” And then leaving my favorite thing because you will always be a priority to me. Love is not always the big things that everyone else will notice, but the small things that are not going to be noticed by anyone except each other. I do not need extravagant to mean love. I need you.
—  For you
"Have fun" should not be a rule

A lot of summer camps, youth groups, and other activities have a “have fun” rule.

The implied message is usually: This is a fun place. If you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong. Fix your attitude and have fun doing the fun activities.

Sometimes “have fun” rules are explicit. Sometimes they’re more implicit, and come in forms like: making people sing a song every day about how much they love camp, announcements about “we’re all having so much fun!”, or whatever else.

The problem with this is: nothing is fun for everyone. People have the right to feel how they feel about things. It’s really degrading to tell an unhappy person that they should just feel some other way.

“Have fun” rules are especially problematic for many disabled people.

Because — most programs are not fully accessible, even when they think they are. Most of us expect to encounter activities that are inaccessible in ways that make participation impossible — or that make them no fun.

And often, initially fun activities are ruined when someone treats you in a degrading way or says something awful about disability.

Being left out when everyone else is having fun is bad enough. When there’s a “have fun” rule, it’s even worse. Not only are you hurt by the exclusion, you’re told that you’re violating the rules by being hurt and unhappy.

“Have fun” rules make it really hard to solve these problems, because they make it risky to admit that you’re not having a good time.

“Have fun” rules make problems harder to solve, even when the problem has a straightforward solution. All the more so when the problem is complicated. (Or only has a partial solution.)

“Have fun” rules actually make things a lot less fun.

Good habits to work on

Here are some habits I think we should all have in mind:

  • Drink enough water.
  • Drink more tea, and less coffee.
  • Walk as much as you can every day.
  • Do yoga or some kind of flexibility workout.
  • Go outside as much as you can. 
  • Study in a park if you can.
  • Take your dog for a walk if you have one.
  • Have plants.
  • Eat more fruits and veggies (4 or 5 servings of each, each day, would be best).
  • Reduce or eliminate dairy products.
  • Eat breakfast, always, period.
  • Take algae-based vitamin D supplements if you don’t get at least 15 mins of exposure to sun every day.
  • Sleep around 8 hours every day.
  • Go to sleep and wake up at similar times every day.
  • Drink a glass of water after waking up.
  • Try meditation before even starting your day.
  • Work on your awareness at any time. Pause, breathe, and concentrate on your surroundings. 
  • Don’t blame yourself for the bad things that happen to you.
  • Believe in yourself.
  • Watch inspirational videos to get you on the right mood to work.
  • Studying is important, but your health is even more. No all-nighters.
  • Keep your room/appartment clean, for a clear mind.
  • So tidy up also!!
  • Use music to cheer you up if needed.
  • Listen to a good podcast while doing boring chores like laundry or dishes.
  • Be nice to the people around you. You know that someone saying something they shouldn’t, doesn’t mean they mean it.
  • Try volunteering for a good cause.
  • Don’t stress too much, you’ll figure it out.

I watched Deadpool again last night and I had a lot of (entirely positive thoughts) and I am gonna share them with all of you.

The women who play a major role in this movie are not sexualized, not even Vanessa.

Wade Wilson actually says ‘I love you’ unprompted and at least twice.

The ‘you only need four or five moments to be a hero’ speech is acutally really powerful and a lot more people should remember that you do not have to make the right decisions every second of every day.

Weasel immediately steps into the way to block the picture he has of Wade and Vanesse when he realizes that this is what they are looking for.

Can we talk about how Wade actually chose balls in holes over sex?

Vanessa is wearing his jacket and ring, and she carries Bernadette where ever she goes and no one even thinks to make a joke about that.

Wade and Vanesse are incredibly happy together (yes, this needs pointing out because tell me one other ship where they are as happy as those two in canon).

They both have a lot of fun during sex and they are actually shown in many different positions and not once is she on her knees to give him a blowjob.

Weasel gets the healthy grass for Wade. And not one bunch but several of it.

I totally believe that Wade Wilson knew how to/learned how to sew just so he could make his own suit.

None of the women in this movie fulfill the general beauty standard.

Vanesse is not shamed for her profession even once.

None of the women are blond (yes, this also needs to be pointed out in my mind).

The male to female ratio of major characters in this movie is almost 1:1.

In conclusion, Deadpool is a better movie than 99% of all the other movies and if you haven’t seen it yet you are totally missing out.

Markets may look like democracy, in that we are are involved in their making, but they are fundamentally not democratic. We did not vote for Bill Gates; we didn’t all sit down one day and agree that we should only use his operating system and we should pay for it just however much he thinks is right. We do not go off to our jobs checking telephone lines or making cold calls or driving a forklift every morning because this is what we want to do; we do it because we have to, because it is the only way we can afford food, shelter, and medicine. The logic of business is coercion, monopoly, and the destruction of the weak, not ‘choice’ or ‘service’ or universal affluence.
—  Thomas Frank, One Market Under God

i know we’re all ot7 stans and that’s so important like pls if u call urself an igot7 then pls support all the boys but sometimes like… situations rlly should b abt just 1 member nd i mean jackson yes this is a treatment of jackson rant lmao i just feel like he has so much more on his plate than the other boys nd i’m not trying to negate how much work the other boys do but like!!! jackson b flying back nd forth between china nd korea like every other goddamn day!! he working his ass off, doesn’t even get a chance to breathe or take care of himself, doing 100 different things even when he’s sick nd exhausted but still worrying abt the fans more!! but when i see fans turn the discussion into a “well all the boys have to do a lot nd dont get treated right” it invalidates how much jackson sacrifices nd goes thru for got7 nd just shows how much they actually value jackson in the group. we have to acknowledge that jackson’s schedule demands so much more from him than the others nd u may think ur being fair by saying “well its not just jackson!!” but ur rlly just discrediting everything he does in the name of got7 like u dont have to b a jackson stan to rlly just acknowledge all the work he puts in like sometimes we can make it just abt him its not a bad thing 

The Amazing World of Gumball sentence starters

“I think cheese is better than cake, because you can have cheesecake, but you can’t have cakecheese!”
“79% of stair accidents happen on the stairs.”
“Aww, nobody cares about the summer of ‘83!”
“It’s better to have loved, and watched that love burn before your very eyes, than to have never loved at all.”
“My whole life is flashing before my eyes and it’s boring!”
“I love you! …Ugh! What did I say that for?!”
“Stop throwing stuff at me! I’m innocent!”
“I am a predator, hear me roar!”
“We should enjoy every moment of our life, 'cause it can be very long or very short.”
“Hmm, I guess I’m just good at being happy.”
“Don’t worry. You’ll do better next time…after a couple of years of intense training.”
“Uh yeah you’re a full grown man screaming at us and if you continue I’m gonna call the police.”
“My brain is amazing, when I find something boring it actually prevents me from hearing it.”
“I don’t know. I never burned a car before.”
“What’s wrong with the internet, man? This video goes on for at least 20 minutes!”
“I’ll be honest with ya, I broke 5 ribs, but it was all worth it, just to see your faces!”
“Sorry, I’ve got a medical condition, called laziness.”
“It’s because of you I’m mortal!”

  • Junkrat: Alright, time for my daily shower!
  • Symmetra: There is no earthly way you shower every day.
  • Junkrat: 'Course I do!
  • (Goes outside)
  • Symmetra: Where is he going?
  • Roadhog: To the hose.
  • Symmetra: He showers with the hose?
  • Roadhog: Nobody ever said that.
  • (Meanwhile, outside)
  • Pharah: What should we do?
  • Mercy: I think it's best to let this one happen, dear.
  • Junkrat (hosing the dirt and throwing mud on himself): I'M TOTALLY USING THIS WATER SNAKE THE RIGHT WAY!

170123 @churrokingtruck: We received a lot of support and attention yesterday for actor #DoKyungsoo’s event for Room No. 7. I am sorry I cannot reply to each and every comment, but you have my thanks. I’m thinking of yesterday, on set. Actor Do told us with a bright smile that he’s always grateful to us. When I said I’m the one who should be, and he said he calls because our food is too good.. to take care of him tomorrow too.. I felt very good and thankful.

We were reserved for two sites on two days, so we are here to provide #support today too. We’re on the set of #movie #WithTheGods, this time arranged by #PrivateWon. Although I know Kyungsoo is done with all his parts, he still makes sure to take care like this. He’s really quite delicate and warm. As always, his message of encouragement was concise, and the design simple like it. But his warm heart is quite clear in the short message. Thank you once again. Room No. 7′s Taejung and With the Gods’ Private Won, you have my sincere support. I’ll be running right over at release. 

Message: Fighting, With the Gods! Please enjoy. - Private Won

source: churro king | translation: fydk


Overwatch Heroes and Their Pokemon: Tracer, Soldier: 76, and D.Va

I’ve been enjoying all the hype for Overwatch lately, so I did what any sane person would do and decided to give them all Pokemon!

We’ll see how long it takes to do all of them, but I’ll try to do another set of 3 every other day. But be sure to tell me which Pokemon you think should go with which hero!



Today’s Anime Character we’re celebrating today is Atsuko Jackson from Michiko to Hatchin.
• • Atsuko grew up in the same orphanage as Michiko and those two have been fighting every since! Now a cop Atsuko has been trying to keep Michiko behind bars,& she’s been responsible for sending her away all 12 times!

Hi. I’m Jotaro Kujo. I’m 21 years old, and I’m very tired.

If you’re like me and either A.) Didn’t prepare, B.) Haven’t read certain parts of the manga yet and don’t feel knowledgeable enough, C.) Are too exhausted to do another event right away, or C.) Just need something else to do…

…I’m gonna be back here making fingerprint art, and you’re all welcome to join me.

I’m calling it “Jotaro’s Half-Assed Fingerprint Art Event”, and it’s as simple as it sounds. We all just hang out and make terrible fingerprint art together.

And every day of the event, I’ll post a fingerprint art tutorial. Because a great mangaka like me should share his gifts.

Here, I’ll do one now as a warmup.

I guess that’s about it. Send as many drawings as you like. Send them to your friends. Make fingerprint art of your friends’ Reset AU characters if you feel like it. I’m sure they’d appreciate it.

Uh… I guess I need a tag for this, don’t I? Yare yare daze.

How about “#bdfingerprints”?

Yeah. Go wild. You know where to find me.

((This isn’t me shooting down the Reset Event by any means. If you wanna do the event, by all means do the event! I can’t wait to see everyone’s art and stories! I’m doing this because I saw some people feeling sad/left out because they didn’t have time to participate in the event or didn’t know what to do for it. Anyone is welcome to do this, even if you’re participating in the Reset Event!))

anonymous asked:

I don't know what my balance between strength, cardio, and flexibility exercises should be. How many times a week should I be doing each?

It all depends on your goals anon.

A good balance would be 2-3 strength trainings, 2-3 cardio sessions and stretch after every workout. Add some yoga if you really want to be flexible.

We only have so many days in a week so spend more time doing what will bring you closer do your goals.

Workout routines: 


Chris Pine Applauds Gay Character in CBS' New 'Star Trek': "It's About F—ing Time"
"If there's one kid in Middle America who feels different, or is being bullied, if our film can give him or her solace, then we should do it every day of the week," the actor tells THR about the controversy over 'Star Trek Beyond's' Sulu, the franchise's first LGBT role.

“My only rebuttal to George Takei — no matter what kind of creative differences he had about Sulu being gay, and I can understand his creative differences — is the fact that our job is to make people feel less alone. If there’s one kid in Middle America who feels any amount of self-loathing because he feels different, or is being bullied because he feels different or looks different or sounds different, if our film can give him solace and make him or her feel less alone, then abso-effin-lutely we should do it all the time, every day of the week.”

tyrsbiest  asked:

I saw a documentary recently, in which they said, Iceland became Christian basically because Denmark became Christian and imprisoned every Iceland not der on it's soil, sending an ultimatum to Iceland, that they would execute them, if Iceland wouldn't convert. A heathen law man, respected by Christians and Heathens alike, was in the end asked to decide. After some days he decided that Iceland should become Christian by name but in private every Icelander was free to do whatever. Can you confirm?

Sæl vinur,
(Hello friend,)

For the most part, yes, but also not exactly, because we should add a dash of ‘it’s complicated’ just to be safe. Allow me to briefly retell the story:

All of the parts are correct, but the interpretation of all those parts together is up for some debate. After all, documentaries are not exempt from having a bias, and not in the sense of having an agenda, but just because it is simply human nature to have certain inclinations. I suppose it is better to say that the documentary may have made some claims or assumptions that could be seen from various perspectives, and every interpretation is but one perspective out of many. I am finding myself being carried away in a moment of philosophical contemplation, so I digress (my apologies, but, in my defense, those are things we ought to think and talk about).

Anyway, Iceland was indeed pressured by Norway and not exactly Denmark. To be more specific, though, it was King Olaf Tryggvason who truly pressured the Icelanders, especially after his missionary, Thangbrand, returned from there with little success in 999.(1.) After this, the king not only imprisoned Icelanders as hostages (not a ton, mind you), but he also closed off Norwegian ports to Icelandic merchants.(2.) Now this was a big deal. Iceland was an island, after all, which meant that many goods needed to be imported. I would argue that it was not only the pressure from executing hostages that placed an ‘ultimatum’ on Iceland, but the economic strangling that King Olaf placed around their necks.

Yet, there were hostages, and they were the often the “sons and daughters of prominent Icelandic pagans.”(3.) Furthermore, King Olaf did threaten to “maim or kill [them] unless Iceland accepted Christianity.”(4.) Yet, this, as I mentioned above, was not the only force creating pressure. Believe it or not, there were already Christian Icelanders, some of which were fairly prominent, too.(5.) Why would they need to care about someone else’s family members? Unless they had some sort of bonds through kinship, they didn’t. 

There was something else on the line here, though. An aspect of Iceland’s foreign policy was to maintain a good relationship with Norway for two reasons: family and economic ties.(6.) Many Icelanders, whether pagan or Christian, had family in Norway, and therefore would prosper from continued positive relations. Furthermore, as already mentioned, Norway was Iceland’s major trading partner, and a falling through would be devastating on the economic front.

As for the “heathen law man,” his name was Thorgeir Thorkelsson, a chieftain (goði) from the farm of Ljósavatn in the Northern Quarter.(7) Most of what the documentary seems to have said pans out to be true, although his motives are, you guessed it, up for debate. Various accounts do agree, though, that he was indeed the Lawspeaker to make this decision.(8.) Here is an account from Njal’s Saga:

“Thorgeir lay for a whole day with a cloak spread over his head, and no one spoke to him. The next day people went to the Law Rock; Thorgeir asked for silence and spoke: ‘It appears to me that our affairs will be hopeless if we don’t all have the same law, for if the law is split then peace will be split, and we can’t live with that. Now I want to ask the heathens and the Christians whether they are willing to accept the law that I proclaim.’” 

They all assented to this. Thorgeir said that he wanted oaths from them and pledges that they would stick by them. They assented to this, and he took pledges from them.

‘This will be the foundation of our law,’ he said, ‘that all men in this land are to be Christians and believe in one God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - and give up all worship of false idols, the exposure of children, and the eating of horse meat. Three years’ outlawry will be the penalty for open violations, but if these things are practiced in secret, there shall be no punishment.’

All of these heathen practices were forbidden a few years later, so that they could neither be practiced openly nor in secret.” (9.)

He was indeed a heathen, and he did, as illustrated above, for some unknown reason, deem that Iceland should adopt Christianity. It is also true that heathen practices were allowed afterwards, but not indefinitely. In Ari Thorgeirsson’s Íslendingabók, he says this about what happened afterwards:

“And he (Thorgeir Thorkelsson) brought his speech to a close in such a way that both sides agreed that everyone should have the same law, the one he decided to proclaim. It was then proclaimed in the laws that all people should be Christian, and that those in this country who had not yet been baptised should receive baptism; but the old laws should stand as regards the exposure of children and the eating of horse-flesh. People had the right to sacrifice in secret, if they wished, but it would be punishable by the lesser outlawry if witnesses were produced. And a few years later, these heathen provisions were abolished, like the others.” (10.)

So, given that account, people were “free to do whatever,” but only during this period of transition. Now, we may enter the realm of reasonable probability, but that, of course, comes with its limitations. Still, we can assume that it was quite possible that people still remained heathen for quite some time, yet this would have been difficult, mainly due to social pressures. It may have been more likely that some families retained their heathen traditions in somewhat of a hybrid religious state, in which they worshipped both Christ and the old gods. This was actually not unheard of. In Landnámabók, the Icelandic Book of Settlements, a man named Helgi the Lean is described as such:

“Helgi’s faith was very much mixed: he believed in Christ but invoked Thor when it came to voyages and difficult times.” (11.)

My final judgement is to say that this documentary was correct, of course, but not an ‘absolute truth’ on the matter. Besides there not being such a thing as an ‘absolute truth’, especially in regards to history, the documentary only provided one telling of a complicated tale; there were quite a few complications likely not discussed in the documentary. 

After all, there was more going on behind the scenes back when King Olaf was taking hostages. Furthermore, although Thorgeir allowed heathens to continue practice, this was only a temporary condition. Yet, even so, we do not truly know the reality that was in place. All we have are generalized accounts that tell us the ideal or legal standpoints. Let us not forget, either, that these very sources were written by the ‘winning’ party. As I said when I began this post, we all have a bias, whether we like it or not. There is no shame in this, but it must be known to properly handle the sources that we are given.

My advice, then, is to understand that documentaries, and even many works of academia, often only grant you one version of the story. Even the version I have told above leaves out certain details that honestly need consideration. Still, the documentary was not wrong, but there are always many levels of intricacy that truly need consideration before we can fully understand any given situation. 

Anyway, I truly am grateful that you asked this question. It was a pleasure to respond to it, and I do hope that you and many other prospers from my insights.

Með vinsemd og virðingu,
(With kindness and respect,)


1. Jesse L. Byock, Viking Age Iceland. (London: Penguin Books, 2001), 299.

2. Ibid.

3. Ibid.

4. Ibid.

5. I could talk about this for quite a while, but it would take us further from the question at hand than we ought to wander, at least for the time being.

6. Byock, 299.

7. Ibid., 300.

8. Ari Thorgeirsson’s Íslendingabók, chapter 7, and Njal’s Saga, chapter 105, give good accounts of this, and arguably with slightly different motives.

9. Robert Cook trans., Njal’s Saga, in The Complete Sagas of Icelanders, vol. III, edited by Viðar Hreinsson, Robert Cook, Terry Gunnell, Keneva Kunz, and Bernard Scudder. (Reykjavík: Leifur Eiríksson Publishing, 1997), 127-8. (Chapter 105, pages 180-1 in the Penguin edition)

10. Ari Thorgeirsson, The Book of the Icelanders: Íslendingabók, translated by Siân Grønlie, edited by Anthony Faulkes and Alison Finlay. (London: University College London, 20016), 9. (Chapter 7)

11. Hermann Pálsson and Paul Edwards trans., The Book of Settlements: Landnámabók. (repr., 1972; Manitoba: University of Manitoba Press, 2012), 97. (Chapter 218)

What makes a strong female character?

I love strong women. LOVE them. In fact, I’m doing my damnedest to raise one right now. One of the things I promised myself when I started writing again was that I would never fall victim to writing weak women.

Now, don’t get me wrong, a strong woman isn’t perfect. A strong woman is powerful in so many ways, but the power is seated in her imperfection. We are all flawed. And just like real men and women, fictional characters should have flaws.

Strong women make mistakes. Strong women have fears. Strong women sometimes have that one thing that no matter how hard they try, they just cannot learn to do. Strong women make difficult decisions every day. Strong women stand on their own two feet. They need no one to be completed, not a spouse, not a lover, not children. They are whole, entire, beautiful messes of strength, wisdom and beauty.

And most importantly, strong women do not drag each other down. A strong woman does not need to demean another woman in order to be strong. Because there is no wrong way to be a strong woman.

Strong women come from all walks of life. Some of them like fashion and feel their physical presentation is important. Some of them draw strength from the comfort of the ratty sweatshirt they’ve had since first year of college. Strong women come in every colour, every gender, every sexuality. 

Strong women don’t cease to be strong because they like sex. Or because they don’t like sex. They don’t cease to be strong because they are super excited about the new line of Urban Decay lip glosses. They don’t cease to be strong because they can’t be bothered styling their hair every day. 

Strong women are strong because they believe in themselves and they do not allow the expectations of others to define them. Because they build one another up and let one another shine in their own ways.

So when you write women as your characters, make them strong. Don’t allow them to demean the women around them in order to make their characters seem better. It doesn’t improve them. It makes them look petty, and weak.


“Hey (y/n),” Bruce said softly entering the lab you were working in, “You look really nice today.”

You beamed at him, “Thank you Bruce, that’s very sweet of you.” He blushed and nodded, going to his work station. 

Later you were in the staff kitchen, perusing the fridge for something to put together for lunch when Tony walked in. 

“When are you gonna put that man out of his misery and just ask him out?” He said coyly, popping a blueberry in his mouth.



You scoffed, “You think I should ask out Bruce? It’s not like that we’re friends.” 

He raised an eyebrow at you, “Really? Do friends buy each other gifts every time they’re away. Do friends constantly compliment each other? Do friends talk about their other friends all day every day?”

“Yeah,” you said, “You would know that if you had some friends.”

He gave a mock gasp, “(Y/n)! You wound me, I have friends.” You laughed and rolled your eyes. 

“That’s besides the point,” Tony continued, “I know for a fact Bruce likes you and you should at least take him on a date, because I think you might like him too.”

A blush spread across your cheeks and you didn’t deny his words. Tony smirked, “He’s downstairs in the med room when you want to take that leap my friend.” 

you know what i want to see? more love for traumatized men. men who are scared to be alone in public, men who have service dogs that do corner & room checks for them, men who have public breakdowns because of trauma. men who hate being touched, men who suddenly feel the urge to flee when they’re just enjoying themselves in a coffee shop. men who have shaky hands and quiet voices and apologize constantly. all traumatized men.

we are here, we exist, and we are so fucking brave. we are out here living our lives in a society that says that men should never be scared, or anxious, or traumatized. every day we have to deal with this toxic, hypermasculine culture that tells us we are weak for allowing what happened to us to happen, but we are some of the strongest people in the world.

and that needs to be celebrated.

victuuri adoption!au

so @jonathanbbyers and i were discussing the other day how would an ice skaters reunion would go if victor and yuuri adopted a pair of kids (twins maybe??) and this is what we got so far:

  • yurio is their cool uncle and tells them embarrassing stories about their parents. he lets the kids paint his nails and do his hair, and also buys them cat themed stuff.
    he treasures every drawing they give him and has them all in a special binder.
  • he teaches them swear words in russian, much to yuuri’s dismay.
  • phichit is cool uncle #2. his ig is 80% selfies with the kids. 
  • chris and emil are wearing like 20 mismatched bobby pins and hair ties with utmost pride. 
  • leo has also been dragged into the makeover session. the kids still aren’t done braiding his hair. it’s been 40 minutes. somebody help this child.
  • georgi is playing pretend with them. later he gets into his emo mode because this could have been anya and i.
  • guang-hong and minami helping them make a blanket fort!!! and telling them stories!!
  • jj letting them both hang from his biceps (he cant actually lift for shit and is dying but he’s gotta be strong. do it for the kids jj.)
  • mila and sala helping them with the makeovers and telling them embarrassing stories about yurio and michele.
  • seung and mickey absolutely melting from cuteness.


  • yurio introducing the kids to his grandpa sometime and kolya!! being!! so happy!! and basically they become his new grandchildren.