I’m sure we hear more about him in the future. We have got to get these kids to understand that striving to be a rapper, football and basketball player is not the only thing out there. Unfortunately, kids make fun of kids who get good grades or are in honor classes because they don’t view it as being cool. It is critical to stop the bullying and stop that mentality. At some point the cycle of poverty needs to stop somewhere within a family. A child that focuses on school and graduates high school and moves on to college helps end the perpetuation of repeating the cycle of uneducated people in a family structure. When that child graduates and hopefully moves on to a great career. Numerous inventors were black.. THIS is what our youth should focus on, strive for!

Disney Fathers

A father loves you

Originally posted by fydisneymisfits

He teaches you about the world

Originally posted by crvstal-chaos

He loves spending time with you

Originally posted by sir-maximillian-goof

He loves to make you smile and laugh

Originally posted by ari-inwonderland

And being your father makes him smile

Originally posted by pocdisneys

He watches over you

Originally posted by disneyasastrology

He is always ready to protect you

Originally posted by normvni

And he will fight to keep you safe

Originally posted by all-things-disney-gifs

He gives you advice when you need it

Originally posted by great-circleoflife

And is there for you when you’re sad

He helps you find out who you are

Originally posted by that-was-falling-with-style

And he learns from you as well

Originally posted by marchennotarmaso

He supports you and your dreams

Even when no one else does

Originally posted by the-light-of-animation

He wants you to achieve your goals and fly

And he is proud when you succeed 

No matter how far you go, he’ll be there when you return

Originally posted by dianekeatonfan

No matter how long you were gone

He prepares you for the world as best he can

Originally posted by theavatar

And lets you go explore it

Originally posted by letstalkaboutdisney

No matter what, he will always love you

Originally posted by dehaans

The one that raised you might not have been a true father

Originally posted by datamarluxia

But somewhere in the world you will find a father

Originally posted by starrattlerofprydain

Your father might be a brother

Originally posted by disneyasastrology

Or a teacher

Originally posted by tana-the-dreamchaser

Or a stepdad

Or a friend

But they will be there for you

Originally posted by healthyhappysexywealthy

And they will love you

Originally posted by little-sleepingkitten

And support you

Originally posted by louellasboilerroom

And you will find them 

Because everyone has a father somewhere


We think that in life, the most beautiful moment is youth. There are a lot of people who miss their youth and since we think we’re spending our youth right now […] The saying ‘the most beautiful moment in life’ seemed like the definition of youth. You can’t really be sure what youth is, but we thought it was the moments that you miss the most and think about most beautifully.

HYYH + minimalism

We’re like rivals! You know - Ezor and Acxa! Neck and neck!

So little fun headcanon - Ezor and Acxa lived on the same colony\station and were sorta one sided rivals until that one time they both saved Lotor out of some trouble he got himself into and were offered the positions as his generals.

‘‘Romeo and Juliet’’ Love Theme
Hachidai Nakamura
‘‘Romeo and Juliet’’ Love Theme

An extremely rare creative arrangement by Hachidai Nakamura of the love theme from the successful 1968 film adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as directed by Franco Zeffirelli. This track came from an album released exclusively, it seems, as a demo vinyl for four channel stereo, the idea of which allowed you to experience music from around you - including surround from behind. Needless to say, the system flopped with audiences, but as it was my father took a fancy to the Nakamura album and recorded it in regular stereo. 

Nakamura’s arrangement of Nino Rota’s love theme is still my favorite arrangement, although as a fair warning it won’t be to everyone’s cup of tea. It eschews the sugary legacy of piano arrangements popularized by Henry Mancini in favor of jazzy Oriental-style eclecticism - a musical arrangement discarding the dramatic context of the song. The thin string section and the harmony via female vocalise help bring the sweetness to the melody, while imbuing it with a sense of mystery. The love theme isn’t really a sumptuous, romantic melody like say Rota’s Godfather but, while still a love theme, has a subdued, almost gloomy element. This tragic sensibility is fitting, no doubt, for the iconic doomed lovers that are its inspiration. 

In any case, finding good arrangements of this composition is oddly rare, so for those adventurous enough, I recommend giving this a listen. 

SKAM S04E07 Clip 6 - Fucking over your friends

VILDE: He’ll break up with me..

EVA: No, Vilde, he won’t.

VILDE: Yes, he will!

CHRIS: He won’t do that..

EVA: Vilde, there are some douchebags who have done this and it’s not your fault. Someone did this to you.

NOORA: It’s not your fault.

EVA: It’s going to be fine. You’re just very, very sad now.

SANA: What happened?

EVA: Someone made ellevillevillde 2 and posted lots of shit about Vilde. It’s really bad.

CHRIS: Yeah..

NOORA: Oh my God..

CHRIS: It’ll be fine.. Just..

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The Horned God and Triple Goddess are generally the deities you’ll hear people associate with Wicca, but these very same concepts generate a lot of confusion. You’ll read a lot of books that will tell you the Horned God is like this, or the Triple Goddess is like that. There are a lot of oversimplifications and generalizations going on with these descriptions. Many Wiccan sources also refer to the Lord and Lady as well, or “The” God, and “The” Goddess (the article “the” implying they’re specific deities). This leaves people to wonder— to whom, exactly, are we referring when we use these terms?

Wicca, is fairly unique in one way: we don’t actually have our own deities. That is, our religion wasn’t built around veneration of any specific deities of our own—we worship Pagan Gods and Goddesses of other ancient cultures in a new and modern world. We do not have our own unique pantheon, nor do we believe our religion was revealed to us by deities.

So, who are these characters, then, that you’ll find peppered throughout Wiccan books and websites? Who is the Horned God or the Lord or the God? Who is the Triple Goddess, the Lady or the Goddess? Let’s have a look.


I occasionally compare/contrast Wicca to Christianity in this article. I’m not implying one is better than the other, or that they are the same (not by a long shot). Since Christianity is the dominant religion in Western society, most people are familiar with it. As such, I use it only to make analogies as a frame of reference.


One quick way to settle a lot of confusion is to remind people of this: these terms in question are types of deities or titles of respect. Horned God is a type of Godhead, not one specific God. Triple Goddess is a type of Goddesshead, not one specific Goddess, or a specific trio of Goddesses. These terms are merely descriptions, not deities in themselves.

Likewise, Lord and Lady are titles of respect by which we call any God or Goddess, respectively; Lord and Lady are not names. Zeus is one Wiccan’s Lord, Thor is another Wiccan’s Lord, Lugh is another’s… just as a Christian’s Lord is YHWH (Jehova) though they call him ‘Lord’ and 'God’.

“The God” and “The Goddess” are not specific deities that all Wiccans worship; they are simply the generic term for “male” deities and “female” deities, respectively. So my God that I worship may not be the same God another Wiccan worships. But I still refer to him as God, 'the’ God, or Lord.

With all that said, if the concept of these specific gender labels makes you  uncomfortable, that’s completely valid! The idea isn’t specifically about opposite genders, it’s about polarity in union.

So why do Wiccans use all these titles and types instead of just using the name of their God/dess?

Originally in Wiccan covens, Wiccans didn’t speak the names of the deities they worshiped outside the circle. This was to prevent others from defaming and disrespecting the deities.

This still holds today for a lot of Wiccans, though many eclectics are more relaxed on it. They might be willing to tell other Wiccans/Pagans, or close friends, who their specific God/desses are but not wish to divulge that information to just anyone.

For other Wiccans, the Horned God and Triple Goddess, or the Lord and Lady, or The God and The Goddess have taken on a persona of their own. Some would argue this is the result of watered-down eclectic Wicca and improperly trained practitioners who have failed to do any in-depth research. Others embrace the “All Gods are one God, all Goddesses are one Goddess” theory1which has become more prevalent with eclectics in the 1990s. These people would argue that all the various God/desses in mythology are either aspects or personifications of the same divine couple.

1. The “All Gods are one God, all Goddesses are one Goddess” theory actually didn’t originate in Wicca; it was from Dion Fortune, a Christo-Pagan Ceremonial Magician. This kind of ‘soft polytheism’ is probably as common in Wicca now as ‘hard polytheism’ (the belief that deities of different cultures are all unique and distinct beings).


The very term “Horned God” is controversial, considering most of us grew up in a Christian-dominant society in which the only god-like being who had horns was 'the devil’. This is why the term 'Horned God’ gets a lot of knee-jerk reactions.

There is no relationship, however, between the Wiccan view of Horned Gods and the Christian view of Satan. That would be like saying a pumpkin must be an orange in disguise because they have the same color skin. Horned Gods existed long before any concept of Satan did, and nowhere in the Bible was Satan described as having horns and hooves—those extra-biblical descriptions came from the Middle Ages.

Horned Gods were sometimes depicted as having curving, conical horns like the goat or ram, or sometimes the branched antlers like the stag. Sometimes they were animal-headed, and sometimes goat-footed. Some of the more well-known Horned Gods include Pan and Cernuous.

To ancient Pagans, Gods with horns were related to the wild and man’s primal nature. They represent mankind unencumbered by the trappings of civilization and living by his instincts in a natural state of being. Horned Gods were closely related to the forests—particularly the wild animals. They’re related to the hunt (both as hunter, the life-taker, and as hunted, the life-giver; thus, he perpetuates the cycles of life). They would often be associated with fertility— the virile male embracing his carnal desires without the imposition of social codes and mores guiding his behavior.

The Horned God made its way into Wicca due to the popular theories at the time by a handful of 19th century/early 20th century anthropologists who attempted to tie all of Pagandom together as if it were one universal pre-Christian set of beliefs that went underground to avoid persecution. Christianity had long painted Pagans as villains; in the age of enlightenment, many tried to look at history from a new and more open-minded perspective, and they romanticized antiquity. Some became desperate to turn the tables and paint Pagans as the victims. Ultimately, the attempts to oversimplify all the various Pagan religious from all over the world has been discredited, and the attempt to prove them going underground as a single surviving ancient cult has been debunked. Still, it was these oversimplified works that were prominent theories at about the time Wicca was forming, so it heavily influenced Wicca’s formation.

To Wiccans, the Horned God motif fits in neatly in the Wheel of the Year, however it’s important to understand that just because many Wiccans worship a Horned God doesn’t mean they worship the same God.

Finally, not all Wiccans have a direct relationship with Horned Gods. Some Wiccans worship a Sun God, another god-type that fits neatly into the Wheel of the Year mythos and corresponds well to a Moon Goddess.

Remember also, that not all Gods are as easily “typecast”.


The most commonly known triple deity form today is probably the trinity in Christianity. If one can understand how Christians see the father, the son and the holy spirit as three, distinct persons in one, then one can understand how Wiccans view the Triple Goddess. In Wicca, many Goddesses are seen as having three forms that mirror the stages of womanhood:

  • The Maiden, who is the young, innocent, often (but not always) virginal beauty. She is independent and idealistic, ready to take on the world and looking to the future possibilities, filled with all the promise of what can be. She’s associated with youth, the time of coming of age, new beginnings, the new moon and spring fertility festivals.
  • The Mother, who is mature, experienced lover and (often, but not always) parent. She is nurturing and protective, representing the selfless giving of oneself to sustain others. She’s associated with family, children, domestic issues, growth, sexuality, the full moon, the summer (when she becomes pregnant) and winter (when she gives birth).
  • The Crone, who is the wise, guiding, respected elder (but not necessarily grandmother) of the trio. She is strong and pragmatic. She represents the “dark” side– fears, decay, and destruction. Not that this makes her 'evil’; rather, she’s someone who guides us through some of the biggest challenges in her infinite wisdom. She’s associated with changes and transformations (particularly the biggest transformation– death and rebirth).

It should be noted that not all Goddesses fit neatly into a trio of Maiden, Mother and Crone. Ancient Pagans were not monotheists; they did not believe all Goddesses to be an aspect of the same divine feminine. It was the work of Robert Graves – another heavy influence, now debunked – at the forefront of the Pagan revival who popularized this concept that eventually made its way into Wicca.

In ancient Paganism, trio Goddesses would have more often been three Maidens, three Mothers or three Crones. Just because a culture has a Maiden does not mean that they automatically must have a Mother and Crone counterpart. Historically speaking, this was not common. Even if a culture had Goddesses that would fit neatly into the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone categories, it should not be automatically assumed that they had a connection to each other.

Think of it this way: if you walked into a waiting room and found a college girl, a middle-aged mom, and a retiree, would you automatically assume they must be related because they occupy the same time and place? Of course you wouldn’t—the same thing can be said for Goddesses.

Most Goddesses will fit in at least one of these categories, but that’s simply because these are very generalized attributes. Not every Goddess in history is so easily stuffed in a box—many Goddesses can fit into more than one category. Consider Hestia, who can be simultaneously considered a Maiden Goddess (due to her virginity and never having children), but also a Mother Goddess (due to her association with domestic life, as keeper of the sacred hearthfires).

While the model of the Triple Goddess is useful in Wiccan mythos, a Wiccan must always be careful not to pigeonhole ancient Goddesses in groups of three.


I have been asked this by more new Wiccans (particularly the young ones) than I would like to remember: “Who is the Goddess? Is she the same as the Lady? Is the God’ the same one Christians worship? Is the Horned God Satan?”

So many Wicca books put so much emphasis on magic, herbs, crystals, runes, nature, etc., that deities for many people are sadly an afterthought. This baffles me, since anyone of any religion (or no religion) can love nature and be interested in magic. Wicca at its core has always been about relationship with deity. Why anyone feels they are ready to jump into a religion before they even understand who the religion worships—sorry, but it doesn’t make much sense. That’s putting the cart before the horse.

But the answer to that question is fairly straight-forward: we worship Pagan Gods, or, at the very least, the archetypes of them.

Some Wiccans worship a Horned God, some a Maiden, some a Mother, some a Crone, some more than one. Most will refer to their Gods as “Lord” or simply “The God” at one time or another, and most will refer to their Goddess as “Lady” or simply “The Goddess” at one time or another. ]

Bottom line: everyone’s experience with deity is personal and subjective, and it’s only through your exploration of your relationship with them do you begin to learn about who they truly are.


Your Wiccan God and Goddess are really what it’s all about. That’s what the rituals are for. That’s why we celebrate the Wheel of the Year. That’s why we pray and meditate. Anyone of any religion can love nature. Anyone of any religion can cast spells. Anyone of any religion can work with tarot cards or crystals and such. None of these things particularly make anyone Wiccan—in fact, plenty of people who do these things are not at all Wiccan. People have been doing these things long before Wicca existed.However, fostering a relationship with the Gods as a Wiccan, connecting through Wiccan ritual, honoring them through the cycles of the seasons and by the way you live your life—this is what truly makes one Wiccan.


Wicca is traditionally polytheistic, and many Wiccans will speak of their ‘patrons’… that is, a patron God, and a matron Goddess. Patrons and matrons (or just ‘patrons’ when referring to both) are the specific God(s) or Goddesses(s) a Wiccan honors and works with.

There’s no rule about patrons. I’ve known people to have as few as one, and as many as four or five. They are usually of the same pantheon (not always, though mixing pantheons is always tricky and never should be taken lightly).

The benefit of being in a relationship with patrons is that it gets fully developed. In your ongoing worship and serving your patron Gods, you get to know them intimately. In taking you under their wing like that, a God or Goddess will teach you a great deal over time and you can learn many lessons from them.

Sometimes you can be with the same patrons for life—other times, you’ll be with them for a time (usually a few years) before you reach the ‘end of the road’ with them. This is not a terrible thing, when a God or Goddess ‘cuts you loose’; it’s not because you did anything wrong, but because you’re ready to move on. This is when you’ve benefited from the relationship all you can, and they realize that you are ready for a new patron—a new teacher, who can bring you yet to the next level of lessons that need to be learned.

Having a patron does not mean you need to exclude all other Gods. In Wicca, we don’t believe the Gods are jealous or have the ‘have no other Gods before me’ policies as found in other religions you may be more familiar with. It’s okay to go to a ritual that worships another God, or to hold a ritual to a different Goddess if you wish for specific purpose.

It’s just that our patrons will be a special, ongoing relationship.


A lot of Wiccans will tell you they did not choose their Gods, but that their Gods chose them.

Like many religions describe it, it feels like ‘a calling’, and as such it’s hard to explain. Many Wiccans feel they get signs of some sort. This may be an image or animal associated with a certain God or Goddess popping up a lot unexpectedly, dreams or visions. Often these are accompanied by those gut feelings, or an inner voice.

Where is this calling coming from? Is it truly a divine being who has chosen you and is communicating with you? Is it an internal, a simple ‘knowing’ in your own brain of what you need? I have my own ideas, but the truth is—no one knows.

Once you become Wiccan, though, it’s something you should look out for.


If you don’t feel the calling, you certainly should not feel bad. For one thing, maybe you’re just too new to Wicca and not ready to work with a personal deity yet. For another thing, perhaps you are just missing the signs. Don’t get discouraged—the deities aren’t rejecting you.

You may need to simply employ a little initiative. Start seeking deities, and approach them to see which ones will have you (or have been waiting for you to come to them in your own time).

In other words, you don’t have to sit around and wait until you feel they’ve come to you—you can meet them half-way.


Whether you feel the calling or not, there are things you should do to find patrons and foster that newly-growing relationship.

Do your research. Read, read and read some more to learn all you can about your Gods and/or Goddesses you think might be calling you. If you think you’re getting a sign, look them up to see who they might be coming from. If you don’t feel a calling, this could be a good way to start figuring out the best road for you to take—starting with whichever pantheons catch your attention most is probably a good place to begin. Then see which Gods and Goddesses jump out at you.

You want to really acquaint yourself with God/desses initially. Be careful of Neo-Pagan books that try to fit all Gods into one mold and all Goddesses into one mold. You’re better off reading ancient mythology books that deliberately remain vague so not to be too specific.

Also beware of modern books that re-write myths to ‘white wash’ them to make people feel more comfortable (this happens often with ‘rape myths’ or other myths that are particularly violent and sad). Some Pagan authors prefer feel-good versions of the old myths, but they’re missing the point. Sometimes they have tough lessons for us, or they convey them harshly through myths—to change the myths is to change (and often lose) the lesson. Gods are not meant to be human ideals for us to live up to (that doesn’t mean you can’t strive to be like your gods), they are meant for us to learn something. Remember that the myths are symbolism and allegory; your Gods are not actually raping and killing. If a myth makes you uncomfortable, don’t try to avoid it—it only means there is a lesson there that you probably need to explore further.


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anonymous asked:

Nah. It's usually fairly offensive and coming from the sort of people who say things like "the blacks" or call all latinxs "hispanics". Personally, I'll only accept it from older trans people since that (and transexual) was what was used during their youth).

(re: “transgendered”)

I don’t know.  The events of the last few weeks are starting to make me really feel like I’d much rather have “I support the transgenders!  Transgendereds are just people trying to live their lives!” over the sort of people who use absolutely perfect up-to-the-minute gender studies terminology but don’t actually like anyone.

(I mean, not that those are the only two groups, obviously someone can use correct terminology and be supportive and that’s great, but if they’re not willfully misgendering an individual, terminology is like 0.5% of someone’s Trans-Friendliness Score in my book.)

Maybe the difference is whether someone’s just unfamiliar, or whether they’ve been told “transgender is an adjective” and doubled down on “I’ll call you what I want to call you!”  But I see the mere-unfamiliarity more often, and I don’t have a problem with that–it means they’re a new supporter, and new supporters are good and valuable to have.

what if it’s actually Jungkook’s “youth” that passed?

he looks younger and more innocent here

maybe Jungkook saw his past self as someone who’s alone… but now, he has friends who’s beside him

like, even if his youth already passed, everything’s still alright because his friends are beside him, which means even if they grow old, or time passes, they will always be there.

what if it’s all about their youth?

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We think that in life, the most beautiful moment is youth. There are a lot of people who miss their youth and since we think we’re spending our youth right now […] The saying ‘the most beautiful moment in life’ seemed like the definition of youth. You can’t really be sure what youth is, but we thought it was the moments that you miss the most and think about most beautifully.

—  Namjoon

great comet characters as things that have been said on "cutthroat kitchen"
  • Pierre: Smells like hope laced with desperation and fear.
  • Natasha: This is chicken nuggets.
  • Sonya: There's a thin line between brûlée and Pompeii.
  • Marya: I come from a long line of heavyset women that kill chickens with their bare hands.
  • Anatole: I won Chopped!
  • Helene: Gnocchi means "hello" in Italian.
  • Dolokhov: Because my two passions are my mohawk and French toast.
  • Old Prince Bolkonsky: My god, what's happening to America's youth?
  • Mary: All is not well in waffleville.
  • Andrey: Watching you do that made me just a little bit uncomfortable.
  • Balaga: Just punch your sandwich. It'll come together.

» kim seokjin

»» confidencefluff ; prince!au where jin shows you how to be the confident princess you always were on the inside

»» abracadabra fluff ; magic!au where jin, a real magician, finds himself at a magic camp and teams up with you in the hopes of winning a trophy

» min yoongi

»» unfriendly competitionfluff ; dragon trainer!au where you and yoongi are sworn enemies until a few baby dragons get hurt, and you must work together to help them

part twofluff ; you and yoongi are fighting again, but this time towards similar goals

»» good morningfluff ; a blurb about mornings with yoongi

»» spring day — song fic ; hanahaki au where yoongi decides that he must finally let you go

»» moulin rougefluff + angst ; a scenario based on the movie, moulin rouge!

» jung hoseok

»» run!fluff + best friend au ; hogwarts!au where hoseok steals a dragon egg and the two of you must figure out what to do with it

»» youthfluff ; prince!au where you are hoseok’s fiancee’s younger sister, but you are in love with him and he with you

»» just finefluff ; prince!au where you and hoseok always bicker thanks to his late night habit of visiting your kitchen

» kim namjoon

»» noble gain and lossfluff + angst ; royalty!au where you are a princess and namjoon is your tutor, and although it could never work, the two of you fall in love

»» what love issong fic ; based off of irobot by john bellion

» park jimin

»» thinking about you fluff ; you are jimin’s best friend, but lately he’s been thinking about becoming more

»» goodbyeangst ; you fall out of love with jimin, and he begs you to stay

»» lonely hearts clubangst + fluff ; hogwarts!au where jimin is a misunderstood slytherin who gets on your last nerve, and you can’t help but fall for him

»» come back soonfluff ; you visit a fansign and jimin has a crush

»» what could have beenangst ; you reminisce the moments you and jimin spent together before he left

» kim taehyung

»» boo!fluff ; ghost!au where taehyung develops a crush as he tried scaring you out of his home

part twofluff ; ghost!au where you and taehyung go on your first date using rather peculiar methods

»» not so badfluff ; taehyung works as a clown and visits your little sister at the hospital. too bad you are terrified of clowns

»» shooting starsfluff ; blurb about watching the stars with taehyung

»» spell on yousong fic ; based on i put a spell on you by nina simone

» jeon jungkook

»» reasonfluff ; jungkook realizes that the reason he could never keep a girlfriend was because he secretly liked you, his best friend

»» better viewfluff ; photographer!au where jungkook falls in love at first sight ( part two)

»» battle of the centuryfluff ; you and jungkook fight about which superhero is better: captain america or iron man

»» redemptionangst + fluff ; jungkook comes back after leaving you while you were pregnant, hoping to reconcile and become a part of you and your child’s life again

»» let mefluff ; prince!au where jungkook visits the kitchen every night to rant to you about his princely duties and falls in love with you along the way (part two)

» thief; a prince jimin fanfiction angst + fluff ; prince!au where you are trying to help kill prince jimin, despite the fact that you are his future wife

»» part one part two part three part four part five part six part seven part eight part nine part ten epilogue

And so it begins...

Just rewatching the most recent episode of Anne entitled, But What Is So Headstrong as Youth. And then I saw a lovely gifset made by @anneinavonlea  and I realized that we’ve seen it. We’ve seen the moment Gilbert Blythe falls in love with Anne Shirley-Cuthbert and now I’m going to watch this series unfold in front of me with that knowledge in mind. These writers are too good to not let it inform his character going forward in every interaction. I cannot wait.

Look at him. He doesn’t even know what really happened, but HE JUST FELL IN LOVE AND HE IS RUINED FOR EVERY OTHER GIRL ON THE PLANET.