well thats a different way to look at things


❛ I wish that I could tell you. ❜
❛ You should have stayed. ❜
❛ Please don’t come looking for me. ❜
❛ Just get out of here. ❜
❛ I don’t know, I just don’t know. ❜
❛ Why did you come? ❜
❛ Do you think this is a game? ❜
❛ Can’t break something that was already broke. ❜
❛ Don’t fix something that isn’t broke. ❜
❛ Why can’t you just butt out?
❛ I don’t need your help. ❜
❛ I’m not here for you. ❜
❛ You’re never here for me when I need you. ❜
❛ Is that smell you? ❜
❛ Can you please just stop already. ❜
❛ I’m leaving you. ❜
❛ I just didn’t want you to come around. ❜
❛ Are you sure you’re okay alone? ❜
❛ No, no, no, no —- I just checked it last night. ❜
❛ Don’t worry, you’ll learn how to do it someday. ❜
❛ I think we are going to like each other a lot. ❜
❛ I just wanted to come and let you know. ❜
❛ So, what are you going to do, now that you know? ❜
❛ You have got to be fucking kidding me right now. ❜
❛ Do me a favor and shut up already. ❜
❛ Scratch the serial number off of it. ❜
❛ I’m not wearing a mask. ❜
❛ You act like it’s all my fault sometimes. ❜
❛ I’m here for your pity party. ❜
❛ You are in a lot of trouble, you know that right? ❜
❛ You aren’t allowed in here. ❜
❛ Who invited you? ❜
❛ You aren’t wanted around here anymore. Sorry. ❜
❛ I can’t keep covering for you. What’s going on? ❜
❛ Just tell me what’s wrong! Talk to me! ❜
❛ There’s so many things I would’ve done differently. ❜
❛ Stop crying about it and do something about it. ❜
❛ Stop looking for the things worth dying over and find the things worth living for. ❜
❛ So, prove them wrong. Thats the best way to do it. ❜
❛ Don’t need anyone who doesn’t need me. ❜
❛ Yeah, well, we all have our sob story so just save it. ❜
❛ Don’t cry over me or for me, I’m not worth it. ❜
❛ It isn’t cheating if you aren’t actually dating. ❜
❛ You know what? That’s a good idea. ❜
❛ You need to find someome better already. ❜
❛ I’m not listening to your bullshit right now. ❜
❛ Is that a freaking condom? ❜
❛ It smells like sour milk in here for crying out loud. ❜
❛ Am I really standing here witnessing this right now? ❜
❛ I’m not a bad influence if it’s always your ideas. ❜
❛ I never forced you to do anything. ❜
❛ Are you really walking out on me? ❜
❛ Come near me again and I’ll blow your head off. ❜
❛ Treat me like the princess that I am. ❜
❛ Just remember a lot of guys want what I’m letting you do right now. ❜
❛ How can you possibly be in love with two people at the same time? ❜
❛ Let’s just get out of here. ❜
❛ Shhh, I’m going to key his/her car. ❜
❛ There’s no one even here. ❜
❛ I’m just saying, it sounds like a bad idea. ❜
❛ Is that blood on your shirt? ❜
❛ Oh my God, are you bleeding?! ❜
❛ Jesus, don’t you ever get tired of doing that. ❜
❛ You know they throw people in Asylum’s for doing that. ❜
❛ You’re just looking for trouble, like always. ❜
❛ Enough is never enough for you. ❜
❛ I could never get tired of this. ❜
❛ You’re so jumpy lately. ❜
❛ I mean I feel bad but whatever. ❜
❛ I have a reputation to maintain unlike you. ❜
❛ Why are you staring at me? ❜
❛ Stop feeding into his/her bullshit! Wake up! ❜
❛ Are you on drugs or something? ❜
❛ You have lost your fucking mind, once and for all. ❜
❛ Yes, you summoned me. ❜
❛ I’m not here to help you. I’m here to watch you struggle. ❜
❛ Hey, cut it out already! I can hear the stupid TV. ❜
❛ Are you seriously asking me this right now? ❜
❛ Have you ever tried to count the stars? ❜
❛ I should kill you right now! ❜
❛ Don’t you dare walk away from me! ❜
❛ I know where you live! Don’t forget! ❜
❛ I just wanted to have a good time but no, you couldn’t let me, could you? ❜
❛ This friendship has officially sunk, hope you’re happy. ❜
❛ Are you satisfied now? You should be. This is what you wanted. ❜
❛ I don’t get everything that I want unlike you. ❜
❛ Must be nice to be that miserable all the time. ❜
❛ Happiness is the most temporary thing in life. ❜
❛ Everything happens for a reason, right? ❜
❛ You can call me at any hour. Always. ❜
❛ There’s nothing that I can’t do. ❜
❛ You’re like a forty year old, like an old soul or something. ❜
❛ Say it or I’ll cut your finger off. ❜
❛ I will stab you right in the eye if you look at me one more time. ❜
❛ Go ahead and look but don’t touch, unless you want a broken limb. ❜
❛ I’m actually a serial killer. I’m not joking. ❜
❛ You have such a morbid sense of humor. ❜
❛ This is our time, come on, let’s have our time. ❜
❛ Hey, want a hand with that? ❜
❛ I almost forgot what that felt like. ❜
❛ I just want to feel something. I don’t know what though. ❜
❛ I need your help with something. ❜
❛ I’m pissed off right now. ❜
❛ Don’t go breaking my heart. ❜
❛ Why do you build me and watch me fall? Is that fun for you? ❜
❛ Well, I’m used to it by now, so take your best shot. ❜
❛ I hate crying. It makes me mad. ❜
❛ I really don’t want to be seen with you right now. ❜
❛ Please, just don’t forget. Whatever you do. Don’t forget. ❜
❛ You can’t catch me though. ❜
❛ I know I said fucked up things and I’m sorry. ❜
❛ Look, I’m an asshole. I don’t mean be to be. ❜
❛ I’ll try not to be an asshole anymore. ❜
❛ Any pocket knives or anything? ❜
❛ Where’d you go? ❜
❛ I’m going to turn myself in. ❜
❛ Did you finish your cigarette yet? ❜
❛ You can turn around and face the other way. ❜
❛ It wasn’t worth it, was it? ❜
❛ I have no idea what you said. ❜
❛ Right now, you’re acting very weird. ❜
❛ I don’t even know what that statement means. ❜

anonymous asked:

How do you structure facial and body anatomy in a way that's cartoon-y, but still looks… right?

Well, a good understanding of anatomy is important because you have to know the rules before you can break em, but honestly it just comes down to basic shape and exaggeration. 

There’s a really simple lesson when you first start looking into character design:

These three different shapes are coded to tell us different things about a character. A lot of disney villains have a lot of sharp angles in their designs (Scar, Dr Facilier, Maleficent) whereas the princesses are pretty much all built out of circles. Exclusively. And dad characters and Business Types are so often squares. So working with these super simple shapes, you can start to code a character.

Like, to me, Hazel is very round, Frank is a great big ol’ rectangle, and I picture Leo being a little more scrappy, with sharper angles in his design because he’s… you know. Leo.

You can break anything down into the basic shapes it’s made out of, once you start looking for them. And when you start exaggerating them to build the figure, you get a cartoon-y look:

And when you take the shape you’ve made and black them out, they should each be a unique shape that’s recognizable as that character:

I still have a lot to learn. If you look at Jason and Percy, they’re pretty similar in body shape. The only real difference is hair shape and the fact that Jason is more Chris Evens and Percy is more Chris Pine. Piper is also underdeveloped because she’s just sort of… a basic lady shape. And there’s nothing wrong with that. but compared to Annabeth’s pronounced hips and Hazel’s pear shape, Piper’s design in this state is less interesting. But Frank and Leo are the most distinct in the lineup, because they don’t match anyone else’s shape. 

(And for the record: I literally started drawing thick black shapes and filling them in. No undersketch. Just erase when the shape is wrong and try again, like painting. It’s easier to discover shapes and you can have more spontaneity that way!)

I know that doesn’t really answer your question but that’s how I’ve been thinking about characters lately! Start with a shape in mind and remember what those shapes say about the character. And try to keep it relatively proportional, haha.


Shadowhunters Appreciation Weeks - Week 7 (May 29-June 4)

Favorite Outfits: Alec Edition

Izzy / Magnus / Ladies

if this isn't love, then what is?
  • stefan salvatore:
  • she's the love of my life, i'd go back to her in a heart beat.
  • if it were my choice, i'd want to be with you forever
  • if it meant i got to be with her, have children, grow old with her.. if it meant we'd die together, be buried together then yes. i would take the cure
  • i would never hurt you, you're safe with me
  • when you and i were together every single atom in my body told me that it was the right thing. that we were the perfect fit.
  • actually i don't pretend to be anything when i'm with her. that's the whole point. i just get to be myself.
  • but you know, the life that we had, it was amazing too. and it wasn't a spell or a prophecy, it was real. we fell in love on our own.
  • you know, this is a future memory. it's where your boyfriend whispered to you that he loved you. i love you.
  • how do i not remember you? i mean you're smart, you're pretty, you're funny. obviously you're the strongest woman in the world.
  • every time that i tell myself that i'm moving on, there's this part of me that just can't seem to shake her.
  • i was a better person when i was with her. i didn't think i'd ever feel that way again. until elena.
  • i love you. i will always love you.
  • i love you so much.
  • i'm simply not able to resist her.
  • elena is warm and she's kind and she's selfless and it's real. when i'm around her i completely forget what i am.
  • elena gilbert:
  • i love him damon. no matter what i feel for you i never unfell for him.
  • no! you don't get to make that decision for me. if you walk away, it's for you because i know what i want. stefan i love you.
  • for once i don't regret the day before it begins. because i know i'll see him again.
  • but i love stefan, it's always going to be stefan.
  • it's you and me stefan, always.
  • i thought i couldn't be with you stefan but i can. you don't have to push me away. i can do this.
  • but i love you stefan. I love you stefan, you.
  • i cant lose the way i feel about you.
  • i dont want us to be apart anymore, ever.
  • stefan, my wrist. here. take my wrist. you need more blood. i trust you.
  • i cant lose the way i feel about you.
  • i love him damon. he came into my life when i needed someone and i fell for him instantly.
  • i kind off felt like i didn't know how to live anymore but then being with stefan... somehow i figured it out
  • i love you so much
  • i picked you because i love you. and no matter what happens that's the best choice i ever made.
  • look, he would never give up on me so i'm not gonna give up on him.
  • i love you stefan. hold on to that. never let that go.
  • other tvd characters:
  • katherine: you'd never look at me the way you look at elena, would you?
  • klaus: now this is fascinating i've never seen this before. the only thing stronger than your craving for blood is your love for this one girl.
  • klaus: and that's why you're her better option. i personally think she's wasting her time with damon.
  • rebekah: i envy that. you and elena. i envy the love you have.
  • klaus: well crazy or not that kind of love never dies.
  • caroline: i'm sorry but stefan is your epic love. and i'm not going down without a fight.
  • rose: stefan is different. his love is pure, he'll always be good for him.
  • klaus: personally i don't see a fairytale ending for you. all i see is stefan and elena.
  • klaus: must be hard trying to live up to stefan. he stopped himself when i compelled him to feed on elena. that's love.
  • lexi: when it's real you cant walk away.
  • caroline: you and her - epic. her and damon? ew
  • gloria: there's this girl with a necklace. you love her. you'd do anything for her.
  • damon: you're still wearing this necklace. isn't that a reminder of your unbreakable bond with stefan?

anonymous asked:

Trying to gripe on something from an entirely different culture isn't going to go well, obviously.

Ok I lied this is the last one. The thing is parts of culture are prevalent through out and whether it’s acceptable somewhere or not doesn’t make it okay, and cultures influence other culture either way. And there’s defintely a cultures lens to look through with JRPG’s (anime anime but thats a different story) but that never makes what happens alright. 

It’s this culture that gives us characters that look 10 but are actually 1000 years old so people can be comfortable thinking about sleeping with them. It’s this culture that disallows idols to date so men can think they have a chance. And it’s this cultures that has porn ad’s with ‘just turned 18′ because of course it’s the youngest age you can get away with legally.

anonymous asked:

how do i know if i'm trans

well thats a pretty tough question
people find out in different ways, for me i just woke up one day and i was like huh. im not a girl

i think what helps is looking at other people’s stories about them discovering they’re trans and how being trans feels for them and maybe you can identify yourself with some of the things they say. and honestly, if you’re questioning it and asking me, there’s a good chance that youre trans (even though some cis people have questionned their gender!!)

one thing to remember: you dont have a time limit. you can spend as much time as you need questioning yourself. its okay. youll figure it out one day.

“Brazil...thats interesting” E.H

Hi! Could you do one where Eric falls in love with a Brazilian exchange student?

well this is definitely different, well I got one out the way…might as well :)


I was in class when my English teacher decided give us free time for the last 20 minutes of class. I sat there fidgeting with my fingers, and looking a my surroundings. I look a the corner of my eye a boy with short blonde hair, just starring at me. I laugh to myself and pulled out a notebook. I opened it and began drawing random things inside of it, like hearts and stars. “I see you like to draw” I turn to my right and see the same short-haired blonde that was starring at me not too long ago. I look at him and I scoff.  “Uh yeah” I respond with. A cute smile spreads across his face. “I don’t think we have met but I’m Eric” He says, looking into my (Y/E/C) eyes. “Hi, I’m (Y/N)” I say, chuckling. “Hi, (Y/N) I dont think I’ve ever seen you around up until now, where are you from?” He asks. “Brazil, I moved here to Colorado like a month back” I say. “Brazil…That’s interesting” He says, sounding completely interested. “Yeah…I guess” I say, chuckling. The bell suddenly rings for lunch, and I get up from my seat, gathering all of my belongings. “Well (Y/N), I was gonna go down to The Cafeteria with a couple of pals of mine…Do you wanna join?” He asks, “Well, I don’t have anything to lose, so sure why not?” I say. He smirks as he walks off, expecting me to follow him. I grab all my things and I follow him to the cafeteria. 

We get to the Cafeteria and a group of guys look at us “Yo, Eric over here!” One of them call. We both sit down with the group and they all just started talking as I sat there listening and not saying a word. “Well, Eric don’t be a dick..Who’s your new friend?” One of his friends asked. “This is (Y/N), I just met her in English class, she’s from Brazil” He says, smirking at me. I wave at everyone and they continued to talk until the bell rang for class.

I walk off to go to my locker to go get my things for my next class, I get to my locker and grab my books for my next class. “Hey um, (Y/N)” I turn around and I see Eric. “Oh hey, Eric wassup?” I say, with a smile. “I just came here to ask something” He says. “Alright shoot” I say, leaning on my closed locker door as all of my books were in my embrace. “I was wondering…maybe sometime, you’d like to go catch a movie or something with me?” He offered, as he scratched the back of his neck with nervousness. I smirk at him, “If you give me your phone number I might take you on that offer” I say. A bright smiel spreads across Eric’s face as he pulls out a piece of paper and a pen and quickly writes his number down. I grab the piece of paper and I stuff it inside my pocket, “I’ll call you later” I say, winking at him before walking to my next class. 


anonymous asked:

any advice for me who wants to start their own text blog?

hi bubs!! 💘 my advice to you is make sure you have a good reason to do it and remember that as you make your posts! that really keeps you wanting to make posts and gives you motivation. i made my blog because i wanted to make people happy and thats the only reason i can push myself to keep posting! so small things like that makes biiig differences! also do not be discouraged by notes seeing as specific tags are filtered in strange ways and tumblr search is weird so do not focus on numbers but rather the audience you have and yourself! it pays off a lot and in the long run it matters more who supports you than how many people support you! don’t stress about it too much as well, have fun with it! 💗 i wish u lots of luck and success! if you ever need ideas you can always look at otp scenario blogs


‘what it’ time
a pair days ago i had one stupid conversation with my friend

i’ve found one pic with a cat in the knitted pink hat and as a great idiot i…:

Маришка: look this is like au in which noiz loves cats :D
Anel: pfffhahahahaha
Маришка: no like seriously
Маришка: and he would be… what kind of color would he like then?
Маришка: here is pink
Маришка: but this is the way too cute
Маришка:  orange maybe?
Anel: green, huh
Маришка: NAAAH thats an au!
Маришка: different interests
Anel: well ok if different orange then
Маришка:…now i need to draw this

so a thing happened. i did a usual version of noiz too because why not huh

anonymous asked:

Do you think Knights' lands are antagonistic towards them? Seems consistent with Karkat's bright red blood-rivers and Dave's dangerous metallic land.

I don’t think it’s a Knight thing, because we also had Rose explicitly state how she felt her land was built entirely to antagonize her and make her hate to want to finish her quest

It made me wonder if this was actually something thats at least a little bit a part of everyone’s quest, having it intentionally be challenging in some way for the player themself to go through

since the land quest and the land itself is supposed to facilitate the players growth, and not all growth is just the slow accumulation of good things for yourself, and a really important part of growth and maturity is taking a solid look at the “bad” as well, like seeing your flaws in an honest light or facing some deep held fear within yourself, it might be different depending on the person

and what makes me think of that is wondering what sort of personal challenge Jade and John’s lands held for them as well

Jade’s made me instantly think of the cold winter snow blanketing everything beneath it, she loved growing plants and living on the tropical islands, but she also has problems with emotional repression, not letting people really see or understand what she’s feeling, blanketing everything under a blank ‘im fine its fine’ So the snow is a great metaphor for her own percieved emotional coldness slowly killing al the things she used to love and enjoy, literally as in the cold winter killing her favorite hobby, and more metaphorically if we see the snow as her own emotinonal repression covering what she really feels

and her quest to melt the snow on her land would sort of cover both those things, as in probably in her land quest, learning to literally warm up the land and get rid of the snowy cover probably involved some sort of ability to warm up and open up more honestly to others and let others see her feelings, no matter how ‘ugly’ she perceived them to be (see: Jadesprite)

John’s land had a lot to do with basically purifying it from the black tar covering everything, unclogging the pipes and getting everything out of his complicated system of pipes leading everywhere. And with his own similar to Jade’s tendency for emotional constipation, this makes sense for him as well. He also needs to learn to open up a bit more and let things flow naturally, instead of molotov cocktailing it all waiting to explode (hello 3 year pre retcon prospit ship trip) which is basically what we saw him do when he tried to open up to pre retcon Roxy immediately after Game Over before going to his denizen,a nd i noticed now John does seem to be at least a bit more open about how he feels, at first brushing off the Terezi hatecrush thing but now being more open to these things? Even his little convos with the other characters seem more open than they used to be, feels to me anyway

With the Alpha kids im not so sure though, since all of their planets seem to share a common theme moreso than a personal theme, but with the nature of their session basically being void and unwinnable, with their only fate to wait for those who would come and all their consorts dying, leaving an impression there wasnt much left for them to do but die as well, the fact that their planets are all Dead in some way could also be seen as “antagonistic” towards all of them as well, but moreso like its a direct challenge for them to face and overcome, but im less sure about them

this does all fit nicely into my idea that the Land Quest is what is supposed to help you grow into your ideal self, not all growth is pleasant, but im hesitant to say it seems intentionally antagonistic, since SBURB doesnt have intentions, its more like a cold hard truth they have to face eventually

Dave’s land of constant metal gears could be seen as intentionally antagonistic, or a realistic challenge in that he cant live his whole life being in fear of his bro and what he did to him, whether or not hes ready for that sort of challenge is entirely up to him tho. The ideal situation is to not to get used to living with triggers, but to slowly learn how to live without any, and the process is very different for each individual. 

SBURB just seems more like a cold hard instant truth, like straight and to the point with no emotional buffer zone since it cant feel its just a cold senseless program, not realizing that for severe problems you do kinda need an emotional buffer zone to process them properly, SBURB instead just seem to throw you into it like dunking you into the pool instead of letting you tiptoe in

OKAY, that's it. I'm done. I am fucking DONE with all the haters.

Look, I’ve tried to be respectful, but I seriously just cannot take it anymore. If you don’t or refuse to support: -Jared Leto/The Joker -Jargot (Jared x Margot) -Joker x Harley Then honestly, just unfollow me. If you can understand that people have different views and opinions on things, feel free to chat with me and continue being an awesome person. But if you can’t, well then…

Originally posted by bad-disney

anonymous asked:

I really hope that when they reveal Lucas's family backstory that it's a little dark. There are little clues where you can tell that his family life is pretty f'ed up. What I'm really hoping for is that Lucas's dad is an insanely strict military man who left very little room for error. If Lucas didn't do something perfectly, he got angry. And, in order to tackle this topic on dc, I kind of hope that it's revealed that Lucas's mom is in an abusive relationship with his father.


Actual tags on Dubulge posts.. vs Taemin-bulge posts...

Dubulge: #and hellooooo pants  #dat bulge is always relevent  #that boy needs to sort himself out  #big dick daddy  #a true thing of beauty  #dont matter what hes wearing…we are all going to search for the same thing    #this man is packing  #it deserves its own stage  #i am cry its too beautiful  #YEEAAAASSSS

Taemin-Bulge: #Hes got something stuffed down there  #hahaha nice try taemin but thats not it  #it looks short haha  #what did i just read…GUYS NO   #aint no way thats actual  #awk   #i am laughing so hard  #well he tried

why is everyone on here getting so worked up over the “right way to love books”

i get that everyone has a personal preference, and for you, your preferences are the right way to love reading. it would be stupid for them to expect you to enjoy books the way they do, /right/?

well thats youre doing when you say “"the right way to love books is buying lots of them!!!1!!1”“ youre expecting someone different from you to do things exactly the way you do.

some people love buying books. they love coming home with a huge bag or getting a box in the mail and putting those books on their shelves and admiring them forever. looking around their room at all their books makes them really, genuinely happy.

some people cant afford to buy books. some of those people do it anyway (like me oops). but lots of those people decide there are better ways to spend what little money they have. or maybe they can afford to buy books but they genuinely prefer the library!!! who knows!!! who cares except them!!!

stop shaming people for their reading preferences. do what makes you happy and let other people do what makes them happy.

anonymous asked:

If Jesus loves us so much why does he make it so hard to get to him? I hear that he's not condemnation but all I read in the bible are rules he's made us to follow or he doesn't want us. Don't get me wrong i try very hard to follow his every command but know I fail. I just don't want him to say he never knew me and I don't want to be lukewarm. I try to be like him but I'm just not him. Most of the bible honestly feels like condemnation and when I read it I feel I'm not on the narrow path :/

I think I can help you beloved,

And the rest of you, that ask similar questions to other Christians blogs, I hope you’re listening too because you’re all robbing yourself of incredible freedom in Christ and I need you to know it.

Every thing the Bible says is all true. So if its all true, how do we all internalize the messages differently? Well I think within the answer to this question lies your problem beloved.

We all look at scripture (and everything for that matter) through lenses. These lenses are shaped by our experiences and the way we relate to God. You need to upgrade your lens friend. You are projecting the identity of task-master on God not because that is who He is but because thats how you’ve trained yourself to see Him.  The lens that you’re looking at God through is one of a slave. Now that is indeed part of the story. We are indeed His servants. But that lens of servanthood is not meant to be the end of the way we see Him.

Salvation is about repentance. Essentially, repentance for the sake of how I am explaining it is to get a new lens. If you continue to read scripture through the lens of a sinner in slavery, then you will continue to emphasize the condemnation and fear. Not because thats how God wants you to feel, but because that is the lens you’re using.

The good news, and it really is GOOD news, is that Jesus died to give you a new lens. A new way to see things. He literally, LITERALLY switched places with you. So imagine for a moment Jesus looking at scripture through the same lens you’re using. Imagine Him feeling the same way about the father you’re feeling. If that makes you cringe, chances are you have not accepted your full inheritance. Jesus died for your freedom. That act is done. So you should just get the fullness of what He paid for, whether you feel you deserve it or not. Because everyone knows we don’t deserve it. Thats been established. But He does not treat us as our sins deserve.

You’re no longer a slave friend. You don’t have to keep looking at scripture as the ultimate checklist before the master comes back. Your a son (or daughter) and you’re already accepted. Let that be your lens. Full, complete, unconditional acceptance. To live out of anything less than this is to say to Jesus that His death wasn’t enough. And thats simply not the case.

So how does one get a new lens? Well you’ve gotta surrender yours first. You’ve gotta accept that if you could help yourself, you would have a long time ago. All good things come from above. From the Father of Lights. Remind yourself daily. “I Am accepted” Once you start doing things for God because you ARE accepted instead of to gain acceptance, you’ll begin doing them with the right lens and from the right heart.

Be blessed


anonymous asked:

I am a delena shipper and i keep seeing all this stuff about bamon and i just don't get it. I think people like it cause its opposites attract and they think bonnie makes damon better but i think that's what delena is so could you explain why you and all the other people who ships bamon like it but dont like delena? I'm asking a lot of other people too so i can hear different answers.

I can’t say that my answer will be as well written and superb as my fellow shippers because sometimes I have trouble getting all of my thoughts out in a way that makes sense but I’ll try.

Now, first thing I would do if I were you is I’d look at this. It’s well written, extremely detailed and really was my final push into shipping bamon.

Uhh I’m not sure if I would say they’re opposites. They’re different in many ways but also a lot more similar than one may think.

Truthfully, my feelings towards delena changed as soon as they actually got together. You may disagree with me, but I feel instead of Elena making him better like I thought she would, he made her worse.

My first opinion on damon was he was a dick, which he is. He’s a sexy dick draped in leather with beautiful blue eyes and that sometimes makes people forget he’s a dick but he is. In the beginning of the show, he was the biggest dick he could possibly be. Elena did make him better the more he was around her, so I latched on to the idea that Elena would be his anchor (in teen wolf speak), or his humanity. For a while she was, but then she turned into a vampire herself and her character regressed. He was no longer getting better in her company.

In season 5 after her extreme character regression, them being together was, in canon terms, toxic. Damon was no better with her because instead of making him own up to his mistakes (like when he killed Aaron) she basically congratulated him. There was some bomb ass sex apparently but that’s not all that makes a relationship. Having someone congratulate him when he does something wrong isn’t even what Damon wants.

This really spoke a lot to me. He doesn’t want Elena to just shrug off what he does but hold him accountable. Elena should have been that person who gets through to Damon to really wake him the fuck up and be like ‘look, you need to get yourself together’ but she’s not anymore. You know who would be? Bonnie.

Bonnie is the only person who he is really honest with and who I think he trusts wholeheartedly. She also wouldn’t put up with Damon’s bs. Just being around Bonnie makes him question his decisions. Bonnie also wouldn’t really force him to do anything. She’ll put things in perspective, and he’ll do it for himself. She won’t say ‘do it for me’ she’ll say ‘do it for yourself’ and I could not even explain well enough how much he needs that. She’ll really get through to him and I know this because she always does.

That’s my answer, I hope it’s helpful, but you should really check out The Complete Idiot’s guide to Shipping Bamon if you want the best answer possible. It’s long, but it’s also really worth it. Or just find one of the other people you asked, I’m sure their answers are a lot better than mine.

books are so weird like…. idk obviously im a literature major and i talk about loving books all the time but! it’s never gonna stop taking me by surprise just HOW great they are. like, everyone has their thing and im by no means bashing on other art forms, but for me personally I can’t get the same thing or even close to the same thing out of a TV show or a video game or even partying or something. idk books get a bad rep and rightfully so, bc people can be really elitist about them for some reason? and i dont wanna be that way at all. i think that turns people off of reading and thats… the opposite of what i wanna do. just for ME. reading is like… idk all those other things feel kinda escapist to me, which can be good at times, but reading isn’t escapist at all for me? it’s just a different way to face my problems? a less confrontational way, less abrupt. there’s this idea that reading is “an escape from reality into a Fake World” but there is something so genuine about well-written fiction that it can’t be an escape it’s more like… an answer? or a different way of looking at the questions maybe? idk

tonight im feeling lonely and homesick and i sit down in this awful bed with a stack of books, reading for fun for almost the first time this semester, and it’s making me feel so… decompressed. so much happened/is still happening over the last few months. SO much that i havent had time to understand. i had forgotten how much i needed this to be a Real Person. 

i know that reading isn’t for everyone and that’s cool, but sometimes i love it so much i feel like that moldy peaches song when they say “i dont see what anyone can see in anyone else” lmao which is cheesy and that context and even cheesier here but!!! idk rediscovering how much i love reading is like looking in my pocket expecting to find a $10 bill and instead finding a winning lottery ticket for $8 billion