what makes you better than me

Listen: I accepted after the pilot that this show was going to be cancelled. The ratings were low, the reviews were bad, ABC did no promotion and I had to personally convince people to watch it because they had no idea what the fuck it was.

So this week was a bit “meh” for me.

But then Torrance over here starts tweeting, and I lose it. Because this cast is so lovely and they deserved way better than this. I know that when Lashana and Medalion, especially, tweet saying goodbye to this show I’m not gonna survive. So for me, I’m sad for this cast. They did such an amazing job with what they were given, were the sweetest and most communicative with their fans, and… now it’s over for them.

So at this point, I’m just grateful we will definitely see all of the episodes. I’m grateful we’ll (likely) get a satisfying conclusion and wrap-up. I’m just grateful that this story (book and tv show) entered my life at all, because these characters and ships just make me so happy and give me so much inspiration and introduced me to new friends.

And now I just hope we get a DVD release so I can just always rewatch and reread the story to my heart’s content.

Choose Your Mistakes #3

Part three of the interactive fanfiction, Choose Your Mistakes. Please check the FAQ and the Setting Info if you haven’t already, and be sure to make your choice below.

Originally posted by cryptictalk

You chose to run home. This was too weird, better safe than sorry.

“Yeah, you know what? You do that. You stay exactly there,” You said, stepping onto the street to move around him. “Don’t move at all. That would be great.” The man shrugged, still grinning like there was a joke I didn’t get.
“Please, be my guest. You wont stay away from me for long.”
You edged carefully around the shadow of the extinguished streetlight, and the green haired man lurking beneath it, not trusting him to leave you alone. You kept glancing back as you walked away, waiting for him to move, but he only lurched from one side to the other. Once you were satisfied that you were far enough away, you broke into a jog. You couldn’t get home fast enough, this was just too weird. Besides, it was getting darker.

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“Words can’t describe my love for you, thank you for existing, you’re an inspiration, motivation to do better, all the sacrifices you’ve made…an example, a true role model. Thank you for playing this beautiful game & making it more beautiful than it already is. Your life story is my fairytale, always an example to never give up on what you believe in.

Eight years ago i started watching football because of you & today you’ve become such an important part of my life. You made me the person i’m today…you’re my mentor without being here. I consider myself lucky to be alive in an era where i get to witness your greatness. You’ve a special place in my heart now & I’ve no doubt neither i’m ashamed to say that no one can ever replace you. There is no word to describe your talent, awards & tittles are not enough to certify your excellence & commitment as an athlete. And i know our time is limited but these are the memories i’ll cherish forever & tell stories to my kids & grandkids about the greatest player of all time with a proud smile. For all the goals you scored that left us speechless & gave reason to be more grateful to you, you cannot be compared with another & there will never be a second Lionel Messi.”

“Archie, why are you not as concerned by Finn’s lifestyle as I am? He’s our son.”

“Because, he’s a twenty two year old actor. He’s a heartthrob. Do you think he wants to be keeping up with the Jones’ in some suburb and driving a van to soccer practice?”

“He’s young, yes, but we raised him better than to throw himself around like some half priced street walker. Or so I thought.”

“He doesn’t even know what he wants from this life yet. He doesn’t know who he is. You can’t make those choices for him. Let him live his life, not the one you want him to have.” 

He stood up to exit his office but before he did he turned to her, “We’ve been married over twenty years. I know you. So let me tell you now, butt out, Gwendolyn.”

Are you better broken than i am!?!
Hey what if i don’t have skills of making friends but do these many friends of yours keep you company while you are down the drain,
So what if my circle is not as big as yours but does it make you any different from me while we are broken don’t we both cry behind closed door away from these prying eyes. Aimndoc
—  Aimndoc

anonymous asked:

I was daiting this guy for several months. He just got out of an abusive relationship and said he was wounded, but we hit it off and he was chasing me hard. He said he loves me but he said he just wanted to be friends but he kept treating me like a GF. Then, last week he said he really wanted to be just friends from now on and that things got to complicated and he wants to be single. He's out partying like nothing happened. I'm so confused?

It sounds to me like he’s really confused too, and probably has no better idea of what he’s doing than you do. Abuse can really mess you up, and maybe he really wanted to be with you but every time he tried, the trauma of his last relationship would freak out and make him pull back because he’s scared of actually getting close to you, or he feels like he doesn’t know how. It sounds like he really does care about you, but jumping straight into another relationship probably wasn’t a good idea.

Which doesn’t mean that his actions aren’t hurtful to you and that he shouldn’t have treated you better. I think you have a right to feel upset and mistreated to a certain degree, and I think it would be understandable if you didn’t want to be friends after all this. But I would keep in mind that all of his actions are about him, what’s going on in his head, not about you or whether you’re good enough. This is not about who you are or anything you’ve done, it’s all about him and the messed up stuff going on in his head.

If I were you, I would draw back and let him go and see what happens. He may be on a self-destructive path, in which case you don’t want to be tied to that, or he may just need some time to figure himself out and he’ll come back asking for another chance. Be cautious if that happens, make him prove that he’s stable enough for a relationship.

And really, you don’t owe him anything. If you want to put him in your rearview mirror, that’s your prerogative. Just try not to let his problems with himself taint your self-worth, alright? There’s nothing wrong with you at all.

anonymous asked:

When it comes to royal blogs in general, I dislike those who are very pro-one royal and refuses to acknowlege the faults and wrongs they committed even when it is so clearly evidential. It seems very childish and immature to me. I am not going to name anybody but I have seen it with Madeleine's, Harry's ( those 2 are immediately what come to mind ). If people share a fair-minded and level-headed response to all royals, I think it will make the royal fandom a better place :) Personal opinions.

I would agree with you. Madeleine and Harry have some very vocal ones. Kate and William fnas used to be the worst but the crazed fans for them have dwindled. More than most fandoms, we have the right to criticise fairly. They are representatives, paid for by the taxpayers, and they need to be accountable to the public. Recognising faults in your representatives- even if you really love them- is mature and healthy

anonymous asked:

I feel like only I think this :( but I don't think international fans should vote. Aside from the fact that you will ALWAYS have people pass by and just vote for whatever name they remember, whether Korean voters or international, I think international fans may cause more pass by votes and create more bias votes for known trainees. Also I feel this program is clearly about who Korea believes should represent/showcase them across the world. I'm not sure if you get me but what's your opinion?

I didn’t mind that international fans couldn’t vote because I recognize that ultimately it’s not going to be us that’s buying concert tickets, going to fanmeets, etc. Plus Mnet was really pushing the “nation" part of “nation’s producers” so it makes sense from a business perspective to restrict voting to only SK. This way voting has more meaning. I touched upon a couple of these topics in this post where I said that 1 pick is actually better than 11 pick. 

I do think that one reason behind restricting voting to only SK was because Mnet wanted more money and more “success” in terms of exposure. These things can be achieved if you present the show in a format that feels more “exclusive” so that the Korean audience really feels invested because their votes aren’t being diluted by international voters who may not share Korea’s idea of what the best “group” should look like (and we saw some of these clashes w/ the “visual” trainees which I also explored here). 

In the end it’s about money. It’s depressing that to Mnet (at least to the ones in high positions making these decision) the boys (and by some extension their fans) probably don’t mean much as long as they’re making money. :/

Please take a few minutes of your time to read this. I’m not asking for anything. I just think that this is something that isn’t said enough.

My mom is extremely homophobic and recently, she found out that I’m gay. I didn’t tell her. My brother was talking to my mom and let it slip. And if I was not ready to tell her, I was definitely not ready for the backlash of her knowing.
I was taking a nap when my mom found out. The moment my brother let it slip, he tried to take it back but it was too late. They started arguing and it woke me up. I couldn’t really hear what they were saying and looking back at it now, I’m glad I couldn’t. I later found out that my brother was trying to explain to my mom that nothing was wrong with me for liking girls. That my happiness was all that mattered. But my mom wouldn’t listen to a word he said. So my brother begged her not to say anything to me. Not until I told her myself. And she didn’t.

I could feel the tension during dinner but I didn’t bring it up until later that night. While I was getting ready to go to bed, my mom started asking me questions about boys. What kind of boys I like and stuff like that. Instead of answering the question, I changed the subject and asked about the argument. Her expression immediately changed from lighthearted to somber. In that instant, I knew I would regret asking. She looked me straight in the eye and asked me if I liked girls. The moment I registered what she was asking, I froze. I just stood there, staring at her. Tears began streaming down my face because I knew what was coming. And I wasn’t ready for it.

I never answered her question but my reaction was all she needed for confirmation. She became hysterical. She began saying things that I mostly blocked out because they hurt too much. I tried to tell her that it wasn’t a choice, that I didn’t choose to be gay and she told me that I needed to change my thought process because my father was going to be ashamed of me. My father died of brain cancer when I was four and I always feared what he would think of me if he was still alive today. Hearing my mom say that hurt like hell. I broke down and my brother tried to comfort me but I cried myself to sleep that night.

The next day, my mom acted like she didn’t just tear my heart out. She pretended like it didn’t happen and avoided making eye contact with me for a week. Now, we’re sort of back to normal but our relationship is strained. She’s in denial, always making passing remarks about homosexuals, and it will never go back to being the same after that.

Thank you for reading this. When I told my friends what happened, they told me that it was bound to happen eventually and that it was better my mom found out now. But they didn’t understand the feeling of having your mom tell you that she would rather die than have a gay child. Let me tell you, it was the worst feeling I have ever experienced in my 17 years of life.

If you know anyone who identifies on the lgbt+ spectrum, please don’t out them. Even if they stole your crayon when you were in Kindergarten and you haven’t liked them since, don’t out them. I had it better than most people. I know children who have been kicked out of their homes for being different. So don’t out anyone. Don’t bash anyone for being in the closet. You don’t know their situation. When they’re ready, they will work things out on their own.


The Baudelaire’s refusal to be grateful for their unfortunate events seemed like such a good message for kids - so I made a thing.

Hamilton As Things My Girlfriend Has Said
  • Alexander : "You know, come to think of it, coffee is the most pleasurable thing."
  • *I give her an odd look*
  • "Well I love you but coffee helps me stay up till horrible hours to finish my work."
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  • John : "You look hot today. No homo." *Finger guns*
  • "Babe we're dating."
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  • Hercules : "See all my clothes are 100% made by me and my hands. I poured my blood sweat and tears into this - "
  • "It says made in China."
  • "Maybe I made it in China?!"
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  • Lafayette : "Some days when I'm mad at you I want to only speak in another language bug the problem is I only know English and not even very well."
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  • Aaron : "Normally I'm a calm individual but see, Abigail makes me want to drop kick her into a well filled with sharks."
  • "Is...is she not your best friend?"
  • "She is."
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  • Angelica : "See whenever people doubt me I laugh because I'm better than every person in the world and they're just jealous of my feminism strength."
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  • Eliza : "Sometimes I wonder what would happen if you cheated on me."
  • "Well I never would."
  • "No I know. But if you did I'd probably burn everything you love and go Carrie Underwood on you."
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  • Peggy : "How is it my mom forgot to invite me to my own birthday party?!"
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  • Thomas : "See macaroni and cheese is a gift from God. Like he loves it too. Cause who wouldn't?"
  • "Aren't you an atheist?"
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  • James : "I swear I've been sick my whole life. Death is trying so hard to get me but they will fail! *coughs for a good five minutes* Fuck off death..."
  • --
  • George : "Why do I have to adopt all the worst fuckers?"
  • "You don't have to - "
  • "No I love them and they are my fucker children."
  • --
  • Maria : "I'm a sexy son a bitch who needs to learn how to make better life choices..."
unpopular opinion on malec 2x12.

I know you are all mad about the malec reunion being too short but it was really well done. Magnus went through a lot of pain and all of you care about it’s if Alec touched him or not. Maybe Alec was afraid to touch him because he thought Magnus was still in shock for what had happened. You can se how he sits slowly next to him to show him that he is there for him but keeping his distance to not overwhelm Magnus. And the “Magnus tell me how to fix this” scene line was SO DAMN important because he wanted to make Magnus feel better and safe but he didn’t know how.

This shows how Malec is more realistic than Climon so stop complaining for everything. Bye.

We spend so much of our 20’s looking for the one. We are stuck at that age where half of our friends are engaged or married, some with children; the other half is drunk off their ass 90% of the time and never made it past their second semester of college. We find this compelling need to compare ourselves to everyone around us, “oh at least I’m doing better than her,” and “fuck. She’s about to be a doctor and I am not sure what I want to be.” We have to swipe left endlessly looking for what we want.

I’ll tell you what you want, it’s to be happy.

Happy is not the same for you as it is for the girl who sat next to you every day during 3rd period.

And for me? Happy is making sure I get to see the world while I’m young, experiencing different parts of our country before I pick and place and settle down. If I’m going to dig my roots so far into the nutrient rich ground I want to make DAMN sure it’s the right kinda soil to make me grow. At some point I woke up and realized I’m living life for myself and not others. I welcome their criticism but learned to filter out when it was helpful versus unnecessary. There’s nothing wrong with getting on a plane to anywhere or long road trips or moving around to figure yourself out. Cause let me tell you, I was looking for the one, and I found her. It’s me. I’m the one. But when I find someone else who can be my plus one to everything I’ve already given myself, I’ll be ready because I won’t expect them to give me all the love in the world. To always pick me up when I fall. I will not rely heavily on them because i know I’ve already done it for myself and deeply rooted myself in those capabilities. Whoever comes along will hopefully have done that for themselves and instead of 2 trees in a yard we can create a jungle that radiates so much life everything comes to live within us. You see I was born a queen with a throne, now I’m learning to make an empire.

And for you? I hope you find whatever your happiness is to be able to do the same. To be a source of life.


dylan ‘frosted tips’ strome  →  for @megeggsalad ♡

Let Thomas Sanders be

@thatsthat24 is not a bad guy. He includes people. He is an inclusive person. This is what makes him so loved. Please stop trying to vilify this candy hearted man of happiness. He’s a better person than me, than you, better than most because he accepts everyone who is able to be accepted (not like gross disgusting criminals) but please let him be. He’s so correct and so pure. Let him keep his correct opinion untainted by hate.


YOI Future!Verse ABO AU, Visual Headcanon Web Charts #01

So I always wanted to make one of these. Turns out my headcanons for the most part are WAY too wordy for these things and uh, they’re a bit of a mess >.>;; BUT I hope nonetheless that they’re somewhat fun to read even if barely legible, it was fun to make ^ ^;

1. Super basic relationship chart of the core members of the lovely poly family in this AU.

2. “Adults Think,” the color of each adult indicates their feelings towards the person to whom the arrow is pointing.

3. “Kids Think,” the color of each OC kid indicates their feelings towards the person to whom the arrow is pointing.

There’s obviously a lot more to it than what could be crammed in the lil text boxes, but a gist and pretty much the first things that immediately popped into my mind regarding their interactions. 2 and 3 also mostly show their thoughts while the kids are younger, which will change a bit as they grow up, to be covered in a future post.

*Recommended you right click view image to see full size bc the text is tiny oops

Because the text is so illegible, text only versions of charts 2 and 3 beneath cut, all elaborated quite a bit because I’m so rambly oops:


IF YOU ARE NEW TO THIS AU: It’s Yuuri-centric polyamory in an ABO setting, Yuuri’s married to four mates (Victor, Yurio, Phichit, Minami) and they have OC kids.

BASICS of this AU

INTRO to how ABO works in this AU

OTHER POSTS (comics + illustrations) in the Future!Verse ABO section of my YOI Masterpost.


Please keep ship bashing out of the comments/tags. Don’t like, just skip <3 Thank you.




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what bugs me a bit about projects to “save the world” (and in fairness I’ve been guilty of this more times than I’m willing to admit) is that it’s deliberately taking on a very difficult task instead of taking on an easier task which is actually still above the skill level of the person proposing the project.

for example, making a super AI is hard, making a better replacement for Excel is easy, by which I mean still practically impossible for most people in practice.

if you shrink away from the “easy” task, you’re basically hoping that life is a movie and that the hard task will turn out to have some simple short cut that makes it tractable for a level one hero whose heart is in the right place.

it’s painful to lose this illusion, but necessary.

the ideas and developments that changed the world were mostly outgrowths of plodding hard work on the “easy” problems, not someone sitting down with a blank piece of paper and a pencil and deciding to save the world.

The Package.

Pairing : Sam x Reader
Word count : 2,550
Author : Mel
Warnings : Knotting, Smut, Dom/Sub, A/B/O Roleplay, pinch of praise kink, mention of breeding kink
Square filled : Knotting
Written for @spnkinkbingo


“Hey, Y/N?” Your door opened and you panicked, slamming the laptop shut. “.. What are you up to?”

“Nothing.” You were quick to answer. Maybe too quick.

His eyes moved down to your lap, his eyebrow raising, and a smirk beginning to show. “Your hand says otherwise.” His eyes went back up to meet yours as you quickly pulled your hand out of your pants.

Your cheeks went bright red. “W-what do you need?”

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The Preacher’s Daughter // A Mitch Rapp Smut

Author: @minhosmeanhoe

A/N: This is mine and @stilinski-jpeg ‘s first series together and I’m so fucking excited for y’all to see what we have planned. Love you Nia and thank you for being my best friend. 

Relationship: Mitch Rapp x Reader / Mitch Rapp x OFC

Warnings: NSFW, Explicit Sexual Content, Smut, Fingering, Oral (Male on Female), Sinning, Underage Drinking, and Swearing.

Word Count: 6,176

Song: Shape of You by Ed Sheeran

“Are you sure this is a good idea?” I asked, my nervous voice ringing with the sound of my heels clicking against the pavement.

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