Bonjour! We all know language learning is fun, but it’s still studying, and sometimes you just get really tired of studying. And if you’re like me and you’re intermediate in a language, it gets to the point where you want to start using the language instead of just endlessly reading textbooks and doing the same practice questions over and over. So I’ve compiled a list of things you could do where you’re learning a language without it feeling like you’re studying!
Books. Pick up a book in your target language and just read it, with no need to analyze it or answer end-of-chapter questions. Don’t worry about every single foreign word you come across, try to get the general idea of it from the context. But if a word shows up a lot and you still don’t get it, you can look it up! Children’s books are great, too.
Comics. Basically just dialogue with pictures to help you understand what the characters are talking about. Need I say more.
Blogs. Follow a blog in your target language which posts about something you’re interested in. Blogs usually have less formal language than novels, are of course a lot shorter, and have lots of pictures.
Wikipedia. Whenever you’re curious about something and want to casually look it up, switch to the page in your target language. If you want to, you can always read the article in your native language first to understand the topic.
- ̗̀ Listening ̖́-
Films and tv. Some have more complex dialogue than others, some have simpler, so there are films and tv shows for almost every level of language learning. If you can’t find a movie originally in your target language, find a dubbed version, it’s better than nothing!
Cartoons. Or live-action movies/shows aimed at children. These usually have dialogue that’s easier to understand than those aimed at older viewers. Also they’re fun!
Youtube. If you can find vloggers who upload videos in your target language, then go ahead and watch them. Kind of the same thing as with blogs, where the language is more “everyday”!
Music. Listen to songs in your target language. It’s okay if you don’t understand everything or even anything, the most important thing is to get used to how the language sounds!
- ̗̀ Writing ̖́-
Keeping a diary. This is by far my favourite thing to do when it comes to language learning. The point of this isn’t to write a flawless essay with no mistakes, no one has to read your private diary anyway. The point is to get used to producing a text and expressing yourself in your target language. Start with writing about your day in the present tense. Go on to write about something that happened yesterday. Write about your feelings and what you think will happen in the future. If you want to express something but don’t know the word, look it up. Woo, new vocab word!
Short stories. Similar as above, but experiment with verb tenses and sentence structure. Use the fanciest words you know to make that description extra descriptive. Learn to use idioms and similes and metaphors. Your story can be as complex or as simple as you want it to be. And this time, get someone to correct it!
Letters and texts. Get a pen pal who speaks your target language, if you can! Or even just an internet friend you can text with. You can even practice speaking with them via Skype or maybe even in person if that’s possible. What better thing to do with a language than do what it’s meant for: communication!
Anything else. When writing down your daily to-dos in your planner, write them in your target language. Jot down that reminder on a post-it note but do it in your target language. Anything.
That’s all I have for now, I hope this was helpful and that it has given you some extra motivation to learn that language. Good luck!
I wrote a song called, 13 beaches which talks about how I do it, last summer, I had to go to 13 different beaches before I could find one without paparazzi, where I laid down with a book. But we can get used to anything. And then maybe it’s worth it. What I can’t get used to, is systematically finding my songs on the internet before they’re supposed to come out. It takes so much time to make a record… a year and a half! When leaving the studio, I always have to hope that they’re secure.
Lana Del Rey about dealing with her privacy invaded
She hasn’t left her false eyelashes, but she has gotten rid of her sadness. After two years of absence, the diva of ‘sad pop’ comes back with a ‘Rage de Vivre’ translation of ‘Lust for Life’ her fifth album which comes out July 21st and “Love” her single, which has already passed 50 million views on YouTube. Same hypnotic voice, same poetic universe for a woman who now has a certain taste for happiness. Since her debut in 2012, on the internet, with ‘Born to Die’ which made her one of the biggest stars in music, Lana tells us in mind-blowing songs and beautiful music videos of her fragile life as a young girl haunted by death and failure. Today, she says that she has overcome these demons and her toxic relationships. Single, maybe, but a little more light-hearted.
For her, it’s already history. At 17 years old, Elizabeth Woolridge Grant wrote her own songs and made her own music videos: ‘I took a lot of photos. Then I started to record myself, to use my image.’ After seven hellish years of singing in Brooklyn bars, her music video ‘Video Games,’ posted in 2011 and has since been viewed 155 million times, which thrusted in a few minutes, the young American into an unforeseen notoriety. She evolved into Lana Del Rey, Lolita 2.0, fan of the sixties who over the course of her songs tells a sometimes indecent and provocative story but always sensual. ‘I am connected to the future and the past at the same time… That’s why I have few friends…’ Today, she sings ‘I’m young and in love’. But confides that she has found happiness… since she is no longer dating. ‘I’ve never been lucky in choosing boyfriends’.
She always loved putting on a show: ‘As a child, I loved making my life a work of art. - My passion for beautiful films might explain my aesthetic’ says the woman who would have loved living in the Flower Power of the hippy years.
“I wrote a song called, 13 Beaches which talks about how I do it, last summer, I had to go to 13 different beaches before I could find one without paparazzi, where I laid down with a book. But we can get used to anything. And then maybe it’s worth it. What I can’t get used to, is systematically finding my songs on the internet before they’re supposed to come out. It takes so much time to make a record… a year and a half! When leaving the studio, I always have to hope that they’re secure.”
I have a song that’s quite aware about the collective worry, about whether this is the end of an era. It’s called “When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing.” But I actually went back and forth about keeping it on the record, because I didn’t want it there if it would make people feel worse instead of better. It’s not apathetic. The tone of the production is very dark, and doesn’t lead to a fucking happy feeling. And the question it poses: Is this the end of America, of an era? Are we running out of time with this person at the helm of a ship? Will it crash? In my mind, the lyrics were a reminder not to shut down or shut off, or just don’t talk about things. It was more like stay vigilant and keep dancing. Stay awake.
“God Bless America,” and another song called, “When the World Was at War We Just Kept Dancing,” which is about what we’ve been talking about: trying to stay positive, and just believing that things are going to be okay. And if it feels like they’re not going to be okay, we’ll try and make them okay individually and then together.”
Tomorrow Never Came - ft. Sean Lennon Beyond the meta-awareness of the lyrics and rich instrumentation [Lennon added “acoustic six- and 12-string guitar, electric guitar, lap steel, upright bass, vibraphone, harpsichord, orchestra bells, drums, and Mellotron strings, and shaker”], a particularly resonant lyric repeats itself a handful of times: “You weren’t in the spot you said to wait.”
I ask Del Rey if there are running themes of stasis or waiting elsewhere on the record. “I think that’s why I felt that of anything on the record, that wasn’t my song,” she considers. “I didn’t feel like I was waiting for anything. It’s really not about anything personally, except that I love the sonics of it; the filters. I try to be as careful as I can that I’ll want to sing stuff on stage that I write. And that song will be an easy one to do because it doesn’t pull at any heartstrings or anything. And I know it’s special to Sean as well, because he’s his dad’s biggest fan. And so I like that, in a small way, they had a moment, in whatever surreal way that could happen.
Notably, there is a track on Lust for Life, recorded with Sean Lennon, a layered and playful number that explores, among other things, John Lennon and Yoko Ono – a canonical deity of lust and artistry if ever there was – that sees Del Rey refreshingly step outside her own paradigm. “I felt like it belonged to someone else,” she says of the single, “Tomorrow Never Came.” “And I never feel that, because I like to keep everything for myself. I thought it might be strange for Sean to sing a song about John and Yoko as well. But I think the fact that I sing, ‘Isn’t life crazy now that I’m singing with Sean.’ It points to the fact that we’re both aware. I didn’t want it to come out exploitative in any fashion. Not that it would. Still, I wanted to be as careful as possible. I wanted it to come across layered with this sort of meta narrative mixed in. In a way it’s a song about a song.”
Sean Lennon - “I felt like it was my job to simply highlight and accentuate what was already there in her voice and melody, and in her lyrics.
Beautiful People, Beautiful Problems - where she trades verses and coalesces on the chorus with the one and only Stevie Nicks, “I didn’t know what to except or that I could even ask her, Del Rey remarks. “When I went through ideas of women that could really add something to the record, she was the one we kept coming back to.” - Lana “That’s where “Beautiful People, Beautiful Problems” comes from, because we are trying to ride above all the problems and have hope in everything else, but it’s still a world filled with problems no matter how hard we try to change it.” - Stevie Nicks
“God Bless America,” an unbridled spanker of a song that’s title refrain is followed by, “And all the beautiful women in it.” “Yeah, I went there. It has some strong messaging. Some iconography, with Lady Liberty, fire escapes and the streets, and I do get a little New York feel when I listen back to it.” I tell her the song feels grandiose in production, anthemic in verse… very New York in fact. And while New York (and its banks) have churned out the free world leader and a boys club not so concerned about everyone therein being blessed, moreover the “beautiful women in it”—reminding us that grandiosity has its pitfalls—“God Bless America” could easily ascend the ladder as a 2017 rally cry. “Well, it’s the God word, but the phrase has wider meaning. It’s more of a sentiment. When I wrote it I didn’t feel like it was confined to a traditional portrait of the Lord, as some sects might see it. It was more like, ‘Fucking God bless us all and let’s hope we make it through this. When all the Women’s Marches were happening, I had already written this song, because I had been hearing a lot of things online. And I have a sister, and a lot of girlfriends, who had a lot of concerns about things that were being said in the media by some of our leaders. And I saw an instant reaction from women, and I was like, ‘Wow. There is no confusing how women are feeling about the state of the nation.’ And so without really trying to, I felt compelled to just write a song and say we are all concerned. And it really made me think about my relationship with women. And I felt proud of myself, because I do love the women in my life. And I take care of them, and I ask them what they think about music, and guys, and problems, and I thought it was so cool that I’m really right there in the same boat with them. And sometimes I’m not. Sometimes I feel like I’ve got my finger right on the pulse of what’s going on, and then some of my music comes out and it’s like, ‘Fuck, that was a miss. Fuck, that’s not what people feel, at all. But with this, I was right there with everyone.” In “God Bless America”… ‘Take me as I am, don’t see me for what I’m not… Only you can save me tonight.’ It’s about seeing people: what they’re actually doing. Who they actually are.”
Love -The last 16 months, things were kind of crazy in the US, and in London when I was there. I was just feeling like I wanted a song that made me feel a little more positive when I sang it.
I knew that the first song I wanted to put out was “Love” because of everything you and I have been talking about so far. It’s just the age-old thing: love is all there is. And I really was feeling that way. I made a lot of records for myself, chronicling my own stories, and I’ve played so many shows now, I’ve seen all the same kind of kids and grown-ups coming to the shows, and I really wanted to make a record for them.” (x)
Lust For Life - “I’ve been friends with Abel [Tesfaye] from The Weeknd for a long time, and I knew I wanted to put the title track, “Lust for Life,” out second because we have so many mutual fans and I knew they would love it.”
“I love the new song, too. I’m glad it’s the first thing out. It doesn’t sound that retro, but I was listening to a lot of Shangri-Las and wanted to go back to a bigger, more mid-tempo, single-y sound.” “I have let myself go a little with the song ‘Lust For Life’… I have worked on it on multiple days a week for one and a half years. It has passed every stage, it started with a futuristic and dark vein like Blade Runner. Also, I decided to return to a radiant Shangri-La like style… After working for some months, Abel (The Weeknd) joined to add his part. This song became my baby, an unmanageable and maleficent baby which made me crazy. I quickly understood that this album would sound like a trip, a mix.” (x)
“I kinda want to dig into a little bit more of the acoustic side of the record. I have a track called ‘Yosemite’ which i really like, which is just a little bit more laid back, it’s kind of a love song that I did all in one take in the room.”
The co-existence of different songs on the same album, like the very complex ‘Lust For Life’ with the desert-like ‘Yosemite’, it is not very reasonable. One tries to put me off, one tells me the contrast is too extreme, but I love the two songs too much to exclude one because of the other one. These are the songs which make me life, and more than that, as well: they have some experience.”
“Songs like ‘Tomorrow Never Came’ and ‘Yosemite’ pick up the sounds of 70s folk, and if I would have to create an album concept in a day, it would surround the legendary Laurel Canyon particularly.” “
It just goes back to my favorite song on the record, “Yosemite,” and doing it for the right reasons.”
“I think one of my favorite tracks on the record is called “Yosemite.” The chorus is [begins to sing] “We did it for fun, we did it for free, I did it for you, you did it for me, we did it for the right reasons.” - possibly changed to Get Free
Coachella - Woodstock in My Mind - “I wrote on my way home from Coachella when things were getting hostile between North Korea and the U.S., and all those failed missile launches, which happened the day after the first night of the festival. I feel lucky to be able to speak my mind through music right in the present moment.”
Hi guys!! Long time, no post, I know, I’ve been super busy, but I’ve been planning on writing this post for a while, so I’m glad I finally have the time!
Which brings me to the topic of this post. It’s so hard to find time for our hobbies, like reading, blogging, writing, etc. But honestly, we have more time than we think we do. It’s just a matter of finding it. And as someone who managed to finish all seven seasons of “Parks and Recreation” in a month and a half while also finishing all of her homework and getting a halfway decent amount of sleep, I’m here to give you some tips that have helped me find some time in my day, and hopefully they’ll help you find some time in yours.
• Bus rides will become your best friends • Seriously. They will. I take the bus to and from school every day, and I use that time to read, add stuff to my tumblr queues, and occasionally watch shows on Netflix. It may feel like it’s only a little bit and that it’s not worth it, but I promise, every little bit adds up. Even ten pages every time you’re on the bus adds up to a whole book before you know it! And a few episodes may not feel like much of a binge-watching session, but they’ll fly by before you know it. Use that time. It makes so much of a difference when you do. Bonus: it makes your bus ride feel so much shorter, and it gives you something to get you out of bed.
• And even if you drive, you can still use that time • Obviously, you can’t read or watch Netflix while you’re driving, but you can listen to an audiobook, or catch up on that podcast that you’ve been meaning to listen to. BUT do not let it distract you from driving. Nothing is worth that. Don’t put it on too loud and make sure you can still concentrate on the road. But if you’re the type of person that focuses just as well or better with stuff playing in the car, then by all means, make the most of your time.
• Bring stuff with you wherever you go in case you have a free moment • I always carry a book and my journals with me in case I have a random, unexpected bit of free time that I can use. Sometimes I’ll have a substitute teacher and I’ll finish the assigned work early, or I’ll be waiting to be picked up from somewhere, or I’ll get somewhere early and have to wait around for a while. Those moments are the perfect opportunity for me to read another chapter or write a few hundred more words. You never know when those moments are going to happen, so it’s good to be prepared just in case they do.
• Sometimes, you have to put your phone down • I know, I know, I love my phone too. I’m on Tumblr and Twitter all the time. But sometimes, you have to put your phone on Do Not Disturb and focus on what you love. Social media takes up more time than we realize, and that time could be better used working on something that you love. Work on a new blog post, write a poem, take out a sketchbook and draw something. Leave the internet behind for a while and dedicate yourself to something else, something wonderful that you’re proud of.
• Trust me, you’ll thank yourself later • I can’t even tell you how many more blog posts I finished, words I wrote, books I read because I used all of those small windows of time. Even if it doesn’t seem like a lot, every little bit of progress matters. You’ll start to notice it after a while, and it’ll all feel so great. You’ll be so proud of yourself, and I’ll be proud of you, too.
Unknown: I need help. I’m researching Sanas eid party What is eid? Is it Muhammad’s birthday? On the internet they say it’s like Christmas
Elias: maybe not Muhammads birthday
Unknown: when is his birthday then Do I meet at Magrib or Iftar o'clock? Do I Bring snacks and presents? Should I wear flats? My Own costume? Jewellery? Will it be dancing? Do you want me to contribute to the Spotify playlist? Are there stores only for eid?
Elias: just go down to Grønland And ask for a standard eid-package And remember when you pay in the stores you have to type the code in backwards since Arabic countries read from the right
Can you do a Mc who's afraid of storms and the Rfa + V +Saeran, try to distract her with some things ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
RFA (V + Saeran) reacting to MC who’s afraid of Storms
Note: I’m so happy to have gotten my very first request!! Sorry some are shorter than others, haha, I’m trying my best c:
✰ - He genuinely was unaware of the storm until the wifi got knocked out, resulting in the failure of his LOLOL mission. He looked around his apartment for you, hoping to watch a movie on his phone while the storm brewed.
✰ - “MC, where are you?” He wasn’t afraid of storms, but felt fearful that you’d gotten caught in one. So, he dialed you on his cellphone, nervously hoping for your answer.
✰ - Yoosung heard your ringtone coming from the bedroom and thought you’d left your phone here.
✰ - Entering the bedroom, the noise was coming from underneath the bed, where he heard sniffles after the ringtone subsided.
✰ - “Oh my gosh, MC, are you okay?” Helps you get off the carpet and from under the bed.
✰ - Hugs you, and as thunder booms, realizes you have a fear of the storm. Remembering what he liked to do as a child when he was scared, he had an idea.
✰ - “I know what we can do, um, since the internet is down.” Doesn’t really want to acknowledge her fear of storms, so instead he acknowledges his ability to come up with terrible excuses.
✰ - “We make a pillow fort! I know which pillows and blankets to use, so you stay here and listen to some of the LOLOL soundtrack!” Gives you limited edition LOLOL warrior headphones with gaming music blasting.
✰ - Makes the best pillow fort ever around you.
✰ - “Alright, now that our pillow fort is complete, we shall watch movies I’ve downloaded from Netflix!”
✰ - Curls up with you under tons of blankets and pillows, makes sure to hold your hand.
✰ - “Yoosung, the only movie you have downloaded on your phone is the Bee Movie?”
✰ - After getting soaked on the way back from his rehearsal, he’s very surprised when you hug him, the two of you now wet.
✰ - Thinks it’s cute - oh no it’s not cute anymore.
✰ - Only because he realizes your scared and is not gonna let you be scared if he wants to call himself a man.
✰ - Grabs some towels to dry you both off, unsure if the shaking is from you being wet and cold or because of the rumbling storm,
✰ - Pops open a cold one for each of you, better for you to loosen up during the storm.
✰ - Offers to give you a ~sensual~ back massage to relax even more.
✰ - He’s literally the most comforting boyfriend ever, between rubbing your shoulders and kissing them.
✰ - How could someone even focus on the storm?
✰ - Turns into a full on makeout session, in the midst of trying to relieve your stress about the storm, he’s stressed about releasing the beast.
✰ - Releases it anyways.
✰ - Bless this female, she’s just back from a long day at the cafe and comes home to the blaring television. But, it’s the weather forecast, and can hardly hear herself think.
✰ - “MC? Why are you watching the weather? So loudly?”
✰ - Sees MC curled up on the couch, looking from the window to the television.
✰ - Immediately closes curtains and changes the channel, she knows her girlfriend is upset woman’s intuition.
✰ - Turns on one of Zen’s DVDs for MC, keeps it loud so she can hear it in the kitchen.
✰ - Being the awesome person she is, makes some relaxing herbal tea to help MC calm down and fall asleep so she isn’t so nervous about the storm.
✰ - Grabs her #1 Girlfriend mug and brings out the tea.
✰ - MC is already calm just watching the DVD, and with Jaehee’s tea, she’s feeling a lot better about the storm outside.
✰ - Jaehee is also rubbing circles on her back, doesn’t even stop once MC lays down, head in her girlfriend’s lap.
✰ - “Thanks for helping me through the storm.”
✰ - MC falls asleep and Jaehee kisses her forehead, pulling out her cellphone to snap a couple photos to send to the messenger.
✰ - 707: Jaehee!! Did you knock out MC??
✰ - ZEN: She’s sleeping, idiot.
✰ - ZEN: Very cute tho ^^
✰ - This woman agrees that MC is very cute.
✰ - Where’s MC? Where’s Elizabeth the 3rd?
✰ - Just got home from work, and neither of his girls are coming to meet him and he’s somewhat offended.
✰ - As thunder rumbles he remembers how anxious Elizabeth gets, and wonders if she’s run off again. Feeling nervous, he rushes back towards the bedroom, hoping she’s underneath the bed.
✰ - “Elizabeth oh.” Sees you and Elizabeth curled up on the bed, you grooming her fur with a purple brush.
✰ - He sits on the bed beside you, but as a flash of lightning lights up the room, you stop brushing the white Persian’s fur, shaking.
✰ - He wraps an arm around you, picking up the purple brush from the bed, kissing you before quickly going to shut the curtains.
✰ - “MC, why don’t you continue to brush Elizabeth’s fur while I go pour us each a glass of Pinot Noir.”
✰ - Calls Jaehee while pouring wine into two wineglasses, confused as to why you would get so jolted by the flash of light. Perhaps it startled you?
✰ - “Assistant Kang, is it normal for a woman to jump when lightning flashes?”
✰ - “Mr.Han, MC probably has astraphobia, a fear of storms.” Of storms?? Storms can’t steal your money or business ideas, why are you afraid of those?
✰ - Comes back to the bedroom, hands you your glass of wine, and snuggles under the covers with Elizabeth the 3rd between the two of you.
✰ - MC’s hand holding a wineglass and petting Elizabeth’s fur with the other.
✰ - Jumin, on the other hand, is in the chatroom,
✰ - Jumin Han: I believe Elizabeth the Third should be a service or therapy cat.
✰ - 707: I NEED HELP!!
✰ - Jumin Han: Service cats aren’t for the mentally ill.
✰ - The bunker is soundproof and there aren’t any windows, but MC just went to the garage to grab another box of Honey Buddha chips.
✰ - It’s been like forty-five minutes? Did MC get locked out or something?
✰ - 707 literally finds you laying in the floorboard of one of his babies cars.
✰ - Laughs at first, but then realizes you aren’t trying to play ultimate hide and seek, as the thunder rumbles the entire garage.
✰ - “MC? Let’s go back inside, we probably have Honey Buddha Chips somewhere else.”
✰ - You’re too scared? No problem, he’s in the car with you.
✰ - “At least get in a seat, I’ll turn on the seat warmers and everything.” Coaxes you to sit in the front seat with him, and casually plugs in his phone through the aux chord.
✰ - MC is laughing already as the Ouran Highschool Host Club theme blares throughout the vehicle, forgetting the storm.
✰ - Turns into some sort of car radio party, from I Don’t F*ck With You to Call Me Maybe.
✰ - Does the casual yawn and literally throws his arm around your shoulders.
✰ - Takes a couple minutes to let you appreciate the purr of his engine.
✰ - This dude is super sensitive to sound as his sight is gone, so he is well aware that it’s storming. And those whimpers? He can fit two and two together.
✰ - Casually grabs ones of his photo albums, making out his handwriting on the cover, before going back to where MC is.
✰ - “You’re frightened by the storm?” He wants to be sure, he’s a caring dude. After confirmation, he smiles, opening up the album, revealing beautiful photos of flowers and beautiful rainbows.
✰ - “Wow, Jihyun, these are beautiful… that rainbow!”
✰ - “Without that terrible storm, we wouldn’t get these beautiful photos of rainbows and perfect shots of roses.” He’s a deep person.
✰ - “Remember that after the storm, the sun always shines.” He flips through the page, revealing an image of the sun.
✰ - “Jihyun, do you want to go take photos once the storm passes?”
✰ - The two of you spend the rest of the storm looking through all the beautiful photos, V capturing a couple photos of you on camera in the meantime.
✰ - It becomes a bit of a tradition to take photos after the storm. Bless V.
✰ - He just wanted to look at the sky with you, outside the bunker, but nope; it’s pouring and light is flashing everywhere.
✰ - You’re shaking with your jacket held above your head, and it reminds him of how he had to suffer through these alone as a child.
✰ - No, this would not happen to you.
✰ - “Let’s get out of this storm,” He’s already getting you back to the bunker, he’s holding your hand, he’s not having any of this. “It’s okay to be afraid of the storm.”
✰ - He doesn’t even ask, and just takes his pair of earbuds, one in his ear and one in his own, playing some mellow music.
✰ - Lets you borrow his hoodie, the two of you just surviving the storm, leaning against one another in the bunker.
✰ - “MC, let’s go look at the sky after the storm. They say there is always a rainbow after the storm passes.”
✰ - Where to find Saeran after the storm? Looking up at the sky, with his girlfriend beside him.
Cn & lb's weapons have Internet access & untraceable IPs so when they're bored on patrol they livesteam & do random shit on youtube & bc of that everyone sees them as people not just heroes & sometimes alya gets in on it & they stream to the ladyblog
have you guys ever seen that shipping video that thomas sanders and jon cozart did? this is p much based off that xD
Summary: “We’ve noticed something interesting going on. An alarming number of people seem to ship Ladybug and I.”“
Yeah, it’s tricky stuff shipping real life people. People expect us to be romantically compatible. But are we?”
An exclusive Ladyblog Livestream Event with Ladybug and Chat Noir where they decide once and for all whether Ladynoir is a compatible (and acceptable) ship. Remember to like comment and subscribe!
“Okay, guys. Act natural, and remember this is just for fun. You guys cool with doing your own intro and everything?”
Ladybug scoffed. “Are you kidding? You’re giving him control of an entire video, he’s totally fine.”
“You can literally make fun of me until the end of time, I don’t care. Do you know how much I’ve
about doing a YouTube tag?” Chat Noir bounced in his seat a little bit and cracked his knuckles. “I am
Ladybug jutted a thumb at him and smirked at Alya. “See? I think we’ll be good.”
Alya snorted and finished setting up her phone on the little tripod mount she bought specifically for the occasion. Her hands were shaking a little bit because she was still finding it hard to believe that Ladybug and Chat Noir were actually sitting in her living room, not even a few feet away from her.
It had always been her dream to do a Livestream to the Ladyblog that wasn’t just focusing on the superheroics. Yes it was always exciting to get details on fights, on their powers, on what goes through their heads in the middle of battles, but at the end of the day they were still the same age as Alya. She wanted to have the chance to just do something silly with them. News reporters very rarely treated them like the teenagers they were, and Alya was sure that her followers would get a kick out of them doing something humorous on camera. She’d made a whole blog post about it one night when she was sleep deprived and not thinking before she typed.
But two days later, when she caught them right after another akuma fight, Ladybug pointed her out of the crowd and mentioned that they both saw the post she’d made. “Feel free to ring us up when you have an idea for a video,” she grinned.
It was almost too good to be true, but Alya wasn’t going to let go of an opportunity like this. The amount of views and followers she’d get after this would be astronomical. She was practically vibrating. “Alright, you crazy kids, I’m gonna read off the questions for you once you start. Whenever you’re ready.”
I remember when my pastor started sending me to conversion therapy.
I had to have this conversation with my folks about how ‘same-gender-attraction’ didn’t mean I was gay according to the pastor. That I’d go to therapy and somehow everything would just go away and I’d feel better.
I thought maybe my previous identification as asexual was me being in denial. After all, the intrusive thoughts (later found out to be from OCD) didn’t have a gender bias. In fact they stuck to what I’d seen more of while casually on the internet: naked woman.
I didn’t feel anything for woman sure, but I didn’t feel anything for men either. So maybe I was just bi and closeted. Or that was the mentality. After all, my pastor wouldn’t lie to me.
I had this bad habit of suspending all doubt when it came to pastors. It seemed like the only way. If they were mouth pieces for God then anything they said must be true. I don’t do that anymore.
Pastors are just people.
But I remember having this great sit down with my dad about what we were being told was just a 'mental illness’ that could be treated. They took it so seriously. They asked how I was doing. They were somber and kind. It was a big deal for me. Feeling like for once I had my family taking my 'problems’ seriously.
Turns out I don’t have same gender attraction. I’m not bi. I’m just ace.
My parents cared more about treating my perceived gayness than they ever have for treating my actual mental illness. Even the OCD that brought me to a breaking point back then.
It really sucks that that’s the priority here. Mental illness is denied adamantly. Only recently have I been carefully asked about it by only one of my parents.
'Treating’ the gay away was more important than my depression. Than my actual problems.
That says a lot to me about my parents. And about our society.
We need to treat actual sickness and stop wasting our time mentally scaring children with conversion/corrective 'therapies’.
I still struggle with what happened then. But it hurts knowing I live with people who care less about my mental well being, than they do about having a not-gay kid.
Hi everyone~!!! I know I haven’t been on in ages and I’m so sorry for that 🙈 but I’ve been super busy with everything and haven’t had the time!
‼️IM OPENING COMMISSIONS AGAIN!!!!‼️
I know I had them open before and tbh didn’t get many. But I wanted to open them again as a friend of mine has been diagnosed with Moyamoya disease, it’s a disease that attacks the arteries in the brain and is very painful for her.
This disease normally only affects people over 40 years old, and has only happened twice in America. My friend is only 18 years old! A big problem is that the only doctor that can help her (who had helped the other two patients) is in America. A lot of family and friends are raising money to help her.
So, I wanted to try and help her myself too! So I wanted to open commissions up again to try and raise money to help her get over Moyamoya.
So, please will you commission me and help me raise money!! Also if you don’t want to commission me and just want to donate that would be such a great help too ☺️ or if you can’t do either, please Reblog this post! Anything to please help 💙💙
I will only accept GBP (£)
I have the right to turn down any commission that will make me uncomfortable.
Art to be commissioned should have complete description and references.
Please do not re-distribute, reproduce, sell my work, repost my work without permission and credit or claim it as your own. Credit is much appreciated when sharing my work on the internet.
Prices are not fixed and may vary depending on the complexity of your commission request.
What I will draw:
~ Fairy Tail Characters
~ OC’s (with references)
What I won’t draw:
Mecha, Furry, Hardcore gore, Violence, Hentai, Porn, Lolicon, Incest, Necrophilia, Pedophilia.
Realistic people, animals and sceneries/ backgrounds.
What to do:
1) Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. It must have Commission: (Tumblr name) as the subject. If I don’t get back to you in 24 hours, then please message me here on Tumblr.
2) Please provide complete high quality references for the art that you will be commissioning: pose, expressions, mood/theme, clothes, character sheets/reference.
For OC’s please send me front and side views, explain their personality, and any other details that you think will help.
3) After you receive my approval for your commission I will email you my Paypal information for you to pay.
NOTE: The payment has no deadline but I will not start the commission until payment. You can either pay me full amount in one go or choose to pay 50% at first and then the other half on completion, and then the art shall be sent to you. (warning you will not receive the commission until full payment is paid).
4) I will send you the final sketch before I finalise it to make sure it is to your liking.
5) Deadlines!! I do not have any specific deadlines but if you have a specific date you would like your commission to be done by please message me, but I can refuse this deadline if I think I won’t be able to get it done in time. I will not be able to send you the commission on weekends though.
6) Refunds!! If for any reason I could not finish your commission, I will refund all of your money back to you.
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Super fab Anon That Gives Me All The Love Asked: How would the boys act and the things they would do the first time you left them alone with their children… ALL THE LOVE
A/N: I’m going to say these children are younger than a year, Hope this is okay for the best anon ever( ͡ᵔ ͜ʖ ͡ᵔ )
He’d get lowkey nervous especially if it was his first time being alone with the baby. But like, Jaebum wouldn’t want you to know that he his hesitant to just take the baby and go with you. Once you left, he’d probably talk out loud to himself and the baby as if it could understand him.
“Okay, how much water do we put in this?”
He would be a tiny bit nervous but not as much as some of the others. He’s going to be a great father so he won’t have any trouble. The worst thing that’d happen would be him not being able to find a bottle or something.
“Wanna watch some superhero movies, Mini Me?”
He’d have you explain to him everything he needs to do for the child before you left, just to make sure he understands what he’s doing. Jackson might be a little nervous but he would be hella excited to spend some one-on-one time with his precious baby.
“I’m going to get you to say Daddy before she gets back. She’ll be so jealous.”
Not a care in the world. He would be all set and prepared for this. You’d be more nervous than him and he’d have to repeatedly tell you that everything thing will be fine. This baby probs get more attention then you, let’s be honest.
“Mommy doesn’t think I can do this. Little does she know that I’m you favorite parent.”
Oh my gosh… He would be calling you every five minutes to make sure that he is doing everything right and if he isn’t then he’ll get more nervous bc he knew that something would go wrong, even if it was something small.
“Is it normal for the baby to drool a lot?”
He would act all confident and tell you that he knows what he’s doing but the second he was left alone, it would sink it that he has to take care of the child alone. Instead of calling you for help, Bambam would just use the internet for answers. probs bc of his ego, man
“Okay google, How much am I supposed to feed my baby?”
He would be nervous but not overly nervous. If he had any question’s, he would simply call you but I don’t believe he’d call you much. Yugy wouldn’t want to put the baby down, he’d just want to cuddle it the whole time you’re gone and when you got back they’d be sleeping together on the master bed, which wOULD BE THE CUTEST THING EVER!
i know i’m supposed to educate, educate, educate. that nonviolence and pleading and praying and explaining until my tongue turns numb is the face of activism as it stands. that my rage would deny my message. that lashing out would invalidate my pain. that if i step out of line those who “would have” listened are suddenly against me.
“congrats,” he says on facebook, “i was an ally. i see now that gay people are just as awful as everyone said. hope you burn in hell.”
he’s replying to a comment that said “straight people are crazy”.
we kneel, we’re disrespectful. we rally, we’re rioting. we speak out and we’re sent death threats. it’s very tiring to always have to be quiet. it’s very tiring when they like you being quiet, because it makes it easy for you to be ignored. i’m just a voice on the internet, what do i know about anything? just the other day a man sent me a message telling me i was “a bullying selfish bitch”. i mean a personal direct message that was hostile and invasive.
that’s the thing. i’m supposed to turn the other cheek. that i take literal violence against me and my kind and make the best of it. please don’t hit me. please don’t kill me. if i shout you down, i’m asking for it. i don’t know. i’ve been abused before. maybe that’s why it’s not unfamiliar as an idea. the fist comes down if i ask too loudly. when i’m complaining i’m whining. that the best way to my abuser’s heart is just to be good and kind and get out by living.
the thing is that there’s no changing an abuser. they only realize they’re abusive when another person they respect tells them it’s true. my voice means nothing to them until then. i’m just tired. i’m tired of every single post begging for people to listen, and every single person who ignores it. i’m tired. i’m tired. the people who are against me aren’t here to be educated, they’re not here to debate in gentle terms, they’re here to destroy me.
how do i get it back. how do i believe in other people again. how do i learn how to sit quietly and do my best. how do i change the minds of people who question if i’m even a person. and why is that my job.
“male tears?” he writes, “fuck women. what have men ever done to you? i hope a man puts you in your place one day.”
Can I prompt you? Sayyyyyyy Darcy and Steve are together and he is restrained during sexy times. One day Tony drags Darcy into his lab where Steve has been hit with truth serum and is confessing allllllll the dirty kinky things he wats to do to Darcy
heh. here you go, rated T for language and slightly inappropriate truths.
Darcy dropped her entire mug of coffee, with the last little bit of pumpkin pie creamer that had been surreptitiously dropped into Jane’s lab’s fridge two weeks after New Year’s (with a post it note attached to it stating it was to Darcy, from an admirer). She’d made that bottle last well into the summer, just one week past the expiration date, too. And now the last delicious mug was gone, running down the sink to join its coffee ground brethren (that she had mercilessly dumped into the garbage disposal in revenge for Tony calling out her staring at Steve Rogers at the last Facility wide get together)
Rhodey ran into the common room and gestured with his hand emphatically.
“You have to get down to Tony’s lab. NOW.”
Now James Rhodes was the level headed one of the operation, really. He was the only other person on base that seemed to have his wits about him. Darcy relied on him to be the other steady hand when Tony went a little crazy with the science benders. Pepper couldn’t be counted on all the time, due to her own incredibly busy schedule. Jane and Bruce were laughably incapable of tending to their own needs, much less Tony’s. And Steve and the rest of the Avengers were always busy.
Especially Steve. He was always going here or there with Sam and/or Natasha, looking for Bucky Darcy didn’t see him nearly enough
Darcy chased after Rhodey, knowing that if the other steady hand of the Avengers Corral was desperate and rushed, then it must be something HUGE. The elevator was waiting for them and they were running into Tony’s lab in less than forty-five seconds.
Darcy jumped back at the roaring shout coming from the middle of Tony’s lab and Rhodey had the good grace to put a calming hand on her shoulder, even if he was smirking at Natasha and Tony across the room. In between the standing people, Steve Rogers was strapped to a chair with what looked to be steel restraints that he was actively trying (and succeeding) to bend and break.
“And don’t give me that look, Rhodes, you fucking asshole!” Steve snarled out. "I always wondered how you could have stuck by fucking Stark all this god damned time and now I know that it’s because you’re just as much of a son of a bitch as he is!“
Paul McCartney packs a powerful punch — literally: In anew interviewon the Beatles’ SiriusXM channel, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder revealed he was once hanging out with McCartney at a Seattle hotel bar when a story got more intense than anticipated.
“He kind of was illustrating how he hit this guy, and when he did that, he shot out his left arm as if he was hitting this guy, and I was standing there, and I got hit,” Vedder recalled, laughing. “He didn’t quite pull back the punch, you see. So the story kept on. It was a great, incredible personal story, and I caught the end of it, but as I was listening I was just thinking, ‘Paul McCartney just hit me in the face. And it hurt!‘”
Vedder said he even ended up tasting a bit of blood, but in a way, it was all worth it.
“A great time in my life, to be hit by Paul McCartney,” Vedder said. “I remember it hurt for a few days, And I remember when it went away, when the pain finally subsided and the swelling went down, I kinda missed it.” (x)