what can i say is just.... the best

Maybe people shouldn’t just project their experiences on to everyone else?  You aren’t necessarily entitled to dismiss other people’s concerns just because things turned out perfectly okay for you?  Just because you didn’t need a certain resource doesn’t mean others don’t and you don’t get to steal or sabotage it so that others can’t get what they need from it? 

Also there isn’t a single person in the U.S. who doesn’t benefit some way from paying taxes.  Even rich people who refuse to pay tax get the best roads and infrastructures, best access to good schools, good neighborhood security, etc.  So saying “I never got a handout” would only be true if you recognize that social services aren’t a handout, but you benefiting from investing in the country’s infrastructure all of your life.  And the only people who really are getting handouts are the ones who profit from other people’s labor while never contributing.  The American people paying for Trump’s wife and child to stay in NY is a handout.  People who paid taxes all of their lives being able to be fed?  Not a hand out.  People paying into a safety net so that any one of them can use it in the future?  Not a hand out.  Food stamps are not a handout. Unemployment is not a hand out.  Environmental protections are not a handout, and access to arts and education are not handouts. 

The argument that a higher minimum wage or a basic income would be a handout, but a rich kid inheriting stolen wealth inflated and passed down from slave labor is “hard work”?  Illogical. 

anonymous asked:

I'm trying to be more quiet, trying to conserve my words, and it feels good despite what people say about letting yourself say whatever you want. Because I think it's just as important to maintain silence. Also, it helps me listen better and that's been so wonderful. I love hearing my friends talk and when I'm not rushing to interject or relate I get to hear them gush on about things I'd used to miss in the process of forming a reply.

That’s great! I think the best lesson you can learn through that is to differentiate when you just listen for the sake of listening to people and when to listen to reply. There’s such a big difference between the two and I’ve learnt that the hard way. Also, I often ask myself in my head before speaking if my response is really worth it or valued depending on who I’m speaking to and when the person in question is of little consequence I just resort to silence. Silence keeps the idiots at bay. Trust me.

anonymous asked:

I did coming out to my family in early January. They treated this terribly. After a few sessions with a psychologist and big scandals... I'm finally going to see a psychiatrist this Saturday. This moment is so close. I'm scared, to be honest. I don't know what he will say about me. It's really scary. What do I do? How should I behave at the reception?

I’m sure you feel very overwhelmed, and its easier said than done but you should try your best to keep calm and remember that whoever you’re seeing will want to help you as best they can.
You should be honest with them and just remember to take big deep breaths and stay calm.

I hope it goes okay for you 💙💙

THIS IS ONE OF THE FUNNIEST LINES IN THE WHOLE SHOW BC

1) it’s painfully obvious that Chris is suggesting that Viktor and Yuuri are sleeping together

2) the fact that Chris implies this means that he has good knowledge on how Viktor feels about Yuuri

WHICH JUST LEAVES US WITH THE AMAZING CONCLUSION THAT VIKTOR MIGHT HAVE SHARED HIS GAY WOES WITH CHRIS AT SOME POINT

I live for Viktor and Chris being best friend’s and sharing this between the two of them it’s both hilarious and sweet I’m glad Viktor seems to have one person he can trust and see as a true friend

JUST LOOK AT THIS FACE HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE’S SAYING AND HE’S ENJOYING EVERY SECOND OF IT 

I love Chris and how the show so easily implies the possibility of sexual intimacy between Viktor and Yuuri without making it into a big deal or over sexualizing it as lots of other media tends to do 

Antisepticeye

So I said it in the vlog earlier but seriously, thank you all so much for being the coolest, most dedicated community around. You’re all so engaged and got so incredibly involved and invested in this whole antisepticeye thing that it went way beyond my expectations. I mean I had hoped people would get involved the way they did but not to the level it has become. It’s completely blown me away and I’m so incredibly proud and honoured to be part of this community. 

There is so much fanart relating to Antisepticeye, so many theories and discussions, people taking on their own “Dark forms” and just overall discussion that I can’t possibly get to all of it and I’m sorry for that. I really wish I could because and I will try my best, I adore reading all the stuff people had to say about it. I really mean it when I say I sat here refreshing constantly to see what people were saying and the references they caught. It’s been amazing. 

The biggest part of all this that I love though is how everyone came together. The community banded together and enjoyed something and had fun. You were all so encouraging and interactive with each other trying to figure it all out and it made me so incredibly happy to see. I’m very proud of you all.

So I’ll say it again, THANK YOU! For being part of this, helping create it in the first place, letting me take a character you all made and incorporate it into the channel and allowing me to do stuff like this and just have fun. It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done on youtube and I had an absolute blast all month with it :)

Hamilton as quotes from my School
  • <p> <b>Alexander Hamilton:</b> I've had bags under my eyes for the last decade what's new?<p/><b>John Laurens:</b> I'm only a /little/ gay for my best friend.<p/><b>Lafayette:</b> How you say, shut up before I kill you?<p/><b>Hercules Mulligan:</b> I had to give up sewing once I lost half my body weight in blood from stabbing my fingers.<p/><b>Angelica Schuyler:</b> What's it called when you have the hots for a guy you can't have? My life.<p/><b>Eliza Schuyler:</b> I may look like a cinnamon roll but I will hurt you.<p/><b>Peggy Schuyler:</b> No it's just my goal in life to be beautiful and forgotten.<p/><b>Aaron Burr:</b> I will hit you with my chair if you don't stop talking to me.<p/><b>Thomas Jefferson:</b> That place is better than here and I've never even been there.<p/><b>James Madison:</b> I've accepted death the minute I was born, this world hates me. *sneezes*<p/><b>George Washington:</b> I'm going to die because of you all... *downs second red bull in two hours*<p/></p>
  • What I say: I'm fine.
  • What I'm thinking: Can you believe how badly the fandom has treated Roxy Lalonde since she was first introduced? They either make her Dirk's best friend who gives him relationship advice when he's upset. Or they give her alcohol and a cat. Her personality is more than just alcohol, a cat, and Dirk's therapist, or just a funny prop. Where's fan content with her as a scientist? A coder? A gamer? A fanfic writer? Where's the in-depth meta about her overcoming addiction or her fixation on femininity or her relationship regarding her mom and the post-apocalyptic world she grew up in, or her compulsive-heterosexuality when she's obviously more comfortable flirting with girls? When the fuck is the fandom going to respect Roxy Lalonde?

“And it was pretty much the best underwater kiss of all time.”

Can I just say, that I absolutely love these two? I love Percy and Annabeth, I love them in the first series because they were best friends before they became romantic. I like that they like each other for their personalities, and Percy loves how Annabeth fights. I just love these two, protect them <3

Currently started reading the Heroes of Olympus, which I have not read yet… so this should be interesting! (NO SPOILERS OR I’LL HUNT YOU DOWN…)

Imagine Jack running into Beyoncé at the airport, prolly in the VIP waiting area and at first he doesn’t realise she’s there because he’s very into his book, but when he does he’s torn because obviously he understands she might not want to be bothered but on the other hand Bitty might marry him just so that he can divorce him for wasting this opportunity.

Then he has an idea. The best idea.

Fast forward to a year later.

“Hey Bits, you need to see something.”

“What is it hon?”

“Just sit here and press play.”

Bitty does.

Video starts playing. Beyoncé is talking.

“Hey Bitty, Jack has been telling me a lot about you in the past ten minutes and I have to say, I think you got a keeper! He mentioned this song was part of a very special moment for you both, so let’s keep the tradition going!”

*Beyoncé starts signing Halo*

Camera moves to a nervously grinning Jack.

“Hey Bits, I hope you forgive me for not telling you who I met at the airport straight away…”

*signing in the background is interrupted by Beyoncé laughing but quickly resumes*

“I know we have only been dating for a few months, but from the moment we kissed I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you, and I hope you feel the same. So…”

Jack shows a napkin to the camera that’s says, “Yo Marry Me Eric Bittle” on it.

“Say Yes Bitty!” Beyoncé whispers in the background.

Video ends.

And that’s how Bitty gets the best proposal of all times and receives a napkin signed by Beyoncé instead of a ring.

(For the record he does get a ring, but we all know which one he went for when Jack got on one knee to ask the question in person.)

(Jack will always jokingly say that he knew Bitty would never go against Beyoncé, so he was making absolutely sure his proposal was be bullet proof.)

the best part about the princess diaries 2 (besides everything) is that i remember watching it when i was a kid, and i remember when mia stopped her wedding to andrew i thought “oh so she’s going to marry chris pine instead” because thats just what happens in movies, but then, THEN, she says she isn’t marrying either of them because she doesnt need a king to be queen, and thats when i realised that the point of the movie isn’t that mia can be with whoever she wants, its that she doesn’t need to be with anyone, i was fucking 10 years old, that shit changed how i saw everything, the princess diaries is important af

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She is who she is, and she is unapologetic. When you’re around her, you feel an honesty that brings out the honesty in you. She has an old soul. To this day, she still seems a little more worldly and intelligent than most people in the room. She’s very spontaneous, and she can make something fun out of nothing. Anything that seems interesting or adventurous, she’ll go for it — and her willingness breeds a kind of allegiance. Before you know it, you’re having a good time when you didn’t even know you could.

  • what she says: I'm fine.
  • what she means: Honestly A Court of Mist and Fury was one of the single best reading experiences of my entire life and since finishing it I can't stop thinking about feyre and rhysand and how rhys waited so long to tell feyre about the mating bond and was literally dreaming about her before he even met her. and just the enormous amount of plotting SJM had to do to get us all the like Tamlin and the fact that when rhys meets feyre he says "oh i've been looking for you" BECAUSE HE LITERALLY HAS BEEN. this, combined with the recent release of empire of storms in which precious aelin is subject to horrors and is separated from rowan has crushed me mentally and i am an emotional black hole of anguish. i am so fragile i cry when i see baby birds because they remind me of rowan.
  • Percy: my goal is not to be the best, but to inspire someone enough to one day surpass me
  • Annabeth: Percy, you can't just say that every time I beat you at connect four

I think what hurt the most this episode, was the fact both Victor and Yuuri are always thinking about the other, and I mean…

…when taking decisions. When looking at their future and at their past selves. ALL WHAT THEY DO, THEY TRY TO DO IT FOR THE OTHER. AND THIS SCENE IS NO DIFFERENT.

We know Yuuri has already decided this, since Victor went back to Japan… that he’ll end everything after the final. He has no doubts about it, he trusts his decision, he trusts this is the best for Victor alone, he doesn’t care about him.

And you can hear it, just by the change of tone in his voice, when he says this… you can actually hear how it slightly trembles at first, IT HURST, ending things, but he has already decided, and he knows there’s no turning back, not when all he cares about is Victor’s well being.

THIS BOY HAS NO CLUE AS TO HOW THE OTHER MAN FEELS, EVEN AFTER EVERYTHING THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON, HE DOESN’T UNDERSTAND HOW IS THAT VICTOR REALLY LOOKS AT HIM. HOW THE OTHER MAN HAS BEEN LOOKING AT HIM SINCE THAT ONE NIGHT.

While Victor, in the other hand, has found a whole new world because of Yuuri.

He wants to return all that to him, he wants to repay him in some way, and the other boy has not even a clue. He has no idea how much has change for Victor since he came to his life.

ALL THIS was build up since the beginning, and that’s why I think the free skating program next episode will have a whole new meaning. Because what they created together, it’s now coming to and end. And here is when their decisions WILL matter. The next steps they both decide to take are what will change their lives forever.

AND I JUST CAN’T WAIT TO SEE IT HAPPEN.

My dear lgbt+ children, 

Heteronormativity, cisnormativity and allonormativity can be just as hurtful as lgbt+-phobia. 

Your parents keep asking “Do you like any boys in your school?” but you’re into girls? I see your pain. I believe you when you say it hurts. 

Your best friend asked who you have a crush on and when you said you don’t get crushes, she laughed and said “Everyone does!”? I see your pain. I believe you when you say it hurts.  

Your SexEd teacher talks about what happens “when a girl gets her first period” and you’re a boy who just got his first period? I see your pain. I believe you when you say it hurts. 

“Other people have it worse” is a deeply insensitive remark. Please don’t let those people silence you. Turning (emotional) pain into a competition is unhealthy for everyone involved. You deserve better than that. 

With all my love, 

Your Tumblr Mom 

PS: “Wait, what does those “normativity” words mean?” They describe the (silent) assumption that everyone is hetero/cis/feels romantic and sexual attraction or that being/feeling those things is “normal”. 

Remus discovering you like the same books would include:
  • Remus being so excited because now he has somebody to talk to about his favourite characters
  • “I like Clary the most” “really? I like Jace more”
  • Sirius and James always complaining
  • Because they don’t understand a word of what you’re saying
  • “and the award of biggest nerd couple goes to Y/N and Moony!”
  • Reading dates
  • Having lots of hot chocolate when you’re reading
  • reading in the best places of the school
  • Lending each other books
  • So you learn now characters
  • And new worlds
  • Having small arguments
  • “how can you ship Percabeth more than Frazel?” “Percabeth is just better accept it!”
  • Cute nicknames that have to do with your favourite character
  • Watching the movies together
  • Remus would always say something during the movie
  • “they did that different in the book” “they changed that” “her hair is blonde, not brown”
  • Rolling your eyes and giggling at his cuteness
  • Kissing him so he finally shuts up and watches the movie
  • “Remus, darling, shut up and watch the movie”
  • Quoting the books
  • And taking every chance to do it
  • “do you love me?”
  • “Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.”
  • Remus would smirk after you said that
  • “did you just quote The Princess Bride?” “maybe”
  • Staying up all night to finish a book
  • Cute kisses in between reading breaks
  • Remus would make sure there is enough food
  • He’d eat most of it
  • “Babe, where are all the chocolate frogs?”
  • “I ate them” 
  • “All?”
  • “Maybe”
  • You’d take care of the drinks
  • Silly conversations
  • “how cool would it be to be a shadowhunter?” “babe, we’re wizards, isn’t that cool enough already?” “no”
  • Shipping people in school
  • Or your best friends
  • Because they don’t understand ‘nerd language’
  • “Jilly is my OTP” “how about Sily?” “Padfoot and Evans? Never, Jilly all the way”
  • “are they talking about boats again?” “jup” “they really do love their boats” “doesn’t Moony get seasick?” “Clearly not”
  • fangirling together
  • all the time
  • about everything

what she says: i’m fine.

what she means: austin carlile just left of mice & men because of his marfan syndrome and he can’t scream anymore and I think I’m gonna cry while listening to restoring force and cold world.

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Like who he tryna kid though?