when people ask what i'm up to

dandelionmira  asked:

I love the story about your parrot! a question: did he pick up on saying "I get a peanut" from the people around him saying "you get a peanut?" or from their saying "I get a peanut?" I'm trying to figure out if he got that whole pronoun and sense of self, because wow! what a bird!

He is actually pretty bad at pronouns. He often says “you want–?” when he means “I want!!” because he’s used to us asking “you want this thing?” when offering him food.

He has a lot of ways to ask for a peanut, though, and because he asks for those SO OFTEN, I made an effort to correct him and say “no, you should say, I get a peanut.” This does sometimes work, and he’s getting better at pronouns, but he still only gets them right about 50% of the time.

He always says “I poop,” though. That one he gets.

EDIT: Oh, he’s also really good at ordering us to do things by saying “you.” He’s picked that up because if he says “I turn on TV,” everyone just goes “oh, really? Good luck with that” but if he says “YOU turn on TV” someone gets up and turns on the TV for him.

the purest things harry’s written about louis
  • sweet creature, sweet creature, wherever i go, you bring me home
  • the summertime and butterflies all belong to your creation, i love you, that’s all i do, i love you 
  • i think i might give up everything, just ask me to
  • i don’t care what people say when we’re together, you know i wanna be the one to hold you when you sleep
  • you’re all i want, so much it’s hurting 
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Coursers - great at shooting things! …not so great with children

Why don’t people understand cultural appropriation is an American thing? In other countries like Italy, France, Germany, England, Ireland, basically all of Europe, Asia etc. it literally isn’t even a concern. Honestly, political correctness in general is mostly an American thing. Yelling at people from other countries about it won’t get you anywhere because they honest to goodness don’t grasp what you’re saying. A lot of them just think you’re saying they’re being racist and their reply is going to be “no I’m not! I swear I love all races I just really like this style/trend/whatever” because it literally isn’t an issue where they come from. You’re asking them to accept, understand, and adhere to an idea that they’ve never even encountered and isn’t a thing where they live, because it’s a thing in another county. I’m not making any stance on cultural appropriation or stating my opinion, I’m just explaining why people in other countries probably don’t understand what the f you’re talking about when you bring it up.

anonymous asked:

I need more Voltron memes,,,, spifificly about pidge,,,, please omg yours are the best I've seen ily,,,

  • names all pieces of technology as if they’re dogs. ex: “Spot” “Rex” “Fluffy” etc
  • everyone asks pidge for increasingly ridiculous modifications for their lions (hunk asks for a bathroom, lance asks pidge to give keith’s a mullet)
  • “where is [insert object here]??” “i dunno pidge probably made it invisible”
  • kinda just. hangs out in the castle vents. will sometimes drop into rooms to scare the shit out of people (mostly lance)
  • *someone says something inappropriate* pidge, in complete deadpan: “oh no, my young impressionable ears”
    • alternatively: *someone says something inappropriate* lance, throwing his hands over pidge’s ears, scandalized: “NOT IN FRONT OF THE BABY”
  • does the anime glasses thing and says “ah yes, all according to keikaku”
  • will sort of just climb onto the others when she doesn’t feel like walking places (does this to shiro a lot, he continues going about his business as if he doesn’t notice the extra weight)
  • whenever lance fucks up you can be sure that pidge is right there…. ready and waiting with a “get rekt”
  • acts disproportionately scandalized when allura and coran ask mundane questions like they’re Very Offensive on planet earth
    • “*loud gasp* you can’t just ask someone what shoe size they wear”
    • allura realizes it’s a joke early on, coran continues to apologize profusely
  • lance, gesturing at pidge: is this a pigeon
How to Have a Highly Successful Social Reputation When You Have Severe Anxiety to The Point of Agoraphobia:
  1. go to one in three events you are invited to, as long as you are given that invitation over a week in advance to prepare,
  2. tell people beforehand that you have to leave by a specific time due to Excuse (even ‘early morning tomorrow’ works if you inform them immediately upon receiving invitation), stick to this departure time at all costs, regardless of events,
  3. pretend to be Hannibal Lecter when you get there.
    1. you must at all times be amiable and charming so people don’t realize you are a serial killer
    2. you can hang out by the food and compliment it and ask questions about ingredients and stuff
    3. you can focus on making subtle cannibalism puns throughout the night (and yes this does help)
    4. you are interested in people, and learning about those people, because you have that whole ‘choosing victims’ thing going on and also have to think of an ironically beautiful way to kill them
    5. THEY CAN NEVER KNOW YOU ARE PRETENDING YOU’RE HANNIBAL LECTER, so you better use a cover story of being yourself when they ask questions. quickly deflect back to your target conversation partner.

anonymous asked:

Hi! 😊 Do you have any advice on how to figure out someone's type?? I've been crushing on this guy or a while and I'm really curious to find out his type, but idk if he would think that I'm nosy if I ask him to take a test, and I can't ask him directly because he's never heard of mbti before thx and have a nice dayy ❤

To be fair, I ask all my friends to take the test. But, when I need to type people this is more of less what I do:

1. Fill in what you know/have picked up on already. Sometimes you can tell that someone is a thinking type because they have expressed that being logical is important to them(very stereotypical example, but you get the idea).

2. Make an educated guess as to what their first and last letters are

ExxPs are usually spontaneous, impulsive, and outspoken

ExxJs are usually decisive, helpful, and grounded

IxxPs are usually creative, quiet, and flexible

IxxJs are usually reserved, logical, and motivated

3. Figure out their judging function

ExxPs are either Ti or Fi auxiliary

ExxJs are either Te or Fe dominant

IxxPs are either Fi or Ti dominant

IxxJs are either Fe or Te auxiliary

High Ti users are usually analytical, logical, and perfectionist

High Fi users are usually moral, optimistic, and sensitive

High Fe users are usually helpful, selfless, and organized

High Te users are usually efficient, objective, and fair

*Note: look up any functions you don’t understand or want more information on. There are a lot more complex and thorough explanations out there than what I am doing.*

**Other Note: if you don’t think that the person uses either of the 2 functions listed, you might want to go back to step 2. Cognitive functions are most important.**

4. Figure out their perceiving function

ExxPs are either Se or Ne dominant

ExxJs are either Si or Ni auxiliary

IxxPs are either Ne or Se auxiliary

IxxJs are either Ni or Si dominant

High Se users are usually focused on the present, impulsive, and graceful

High Ne users are usually open-minded, creative, and good with words

High Ni users are usually independent, strategic, and innovative

High Si users are usually down-to-earth, responsible, and practical

5. Put everything together. Use your answer to the first question, and fill in either an S or N for the first x, and F or T for the second x based on the cognitive functions you think the person uses.

6. Review the type that you have selected and see what lines up with the person and what doesn’t. If most things you see about this type align with what you already know about the person, chances are you have their correct type. If it’s slightly off, you might be as well. But it’s all a work in progress.

7. Celebrate. Also, I would love feedback on how accurate you think this is and what I should change.

- INFP Mod

All I can think when I think of Fyre Festival is that if this had happened to a poorer group of young adults…the amount of resources expended to get them back home would be far less.

Like don’t get me wrong, it is pretty shitty these people got scammed but like…this isn’t going to be too much of a dent on them, no matter how much they wanna act like they went through “unspeakable nightmares” going to a populated, tourist island in the Bahamas for a faux festival, and having their flights back home delayed.  Straight up, the only “nightmare” they experienced was the act of being scammed in and of itself–something they’re clearly not used to.

Poor people get scammed all the time, with far deeper consequences, and far less aplomb.  To me, this is just an example of how far the privilege of wealth can take you, even when something shitty happens in your life.  At least far enough so that you feel entitled to ask the fucking U.S. Embassy for help.

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beth greene & tyreese williams ( inspired by this post [ x ] )

“ I’ve (we’ve) survived and you don’t get it ‘cause I’m not like you or them. But I (we) made it ! ”

anonymous asked:

Hi I'm sorry if this sounds rude but you mentioned your friends are giving up fic writing? And that you came close to.I notice writers get much fewer rebblogs than artists but I didn't know it's that bad. Who are you talking about and do you guys talk about this, like is there a chatroom for writers?

Hi anon! This isn’t rude at all, don’t worry! This is going to be a bit of a long answer, so bear with me :’)

I don’t know if I can mention names here, I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable, so I can’t really give you more details than I already have: I am friends with this person and they probably won’t be writing fanfics anymore.
I can tell you though that I’ve also spent most of the last couple of weeks wondering if there was still a point in posting my writing at all.

The thing is, writers barely get any feedback. Especially ones that aren’t insanely popular. We pour so much of ourselves into our writing, so it’s incredibly discouraging to barely get any comments, kudos, likes or reblogs.

In my personal experience, tumblr is an awful place for writers. I’ve got a decent-sized following on ao3 I think (though I don’t have much to compare to) and even there, with more than 100 people subscribed to me, I only tend to get around… 5 or 6 comments max per fic that are actually reviews (as in, comments with more content than “please update soon” or “this was nice”) - which is already more than I know many of my writer friends get.
On tumblr, I’m lucky if two or three people reblog my work, and that’s exactly the problem: Who’s going to see it if no one reblogs it? Likes are fine and of course I appreciate those, too, but in the bigger picture they’re meaningless.
Once a fic is done, it’s done. It’s out there then, and I can’t keep reblogging my own posts again and again in the hopes that someone will pay attention to them. I get one shot, maybe two if I reblog my fic again for people in other timezones, but that’s pretty much it. I’m not surprised that it’s gotten so frustrating that it makes people want to quit.

…as for your other question - I don’t know if there’s any larger chatroom or space for writers. I know some people have group chats, but it’s mostly a private thing, as far as I know? I’m really not a big name in this fandom so there might be a lot of stuff going on that I don’t know about.

As for me - I just message people a lot, with the tumblr feature, or on skype or snapchat if I know them better. I’m open to any and all conversations (most of mine with other writers started by me yelling at them about how much I love their work ^^), so if you want to talk to me please don’t hesitate to shoot me a message. That’s what they’re for, after all? My ask’s always open, and I don’t mind private messages either.

In any case - there’s quite a few people in my immediate vicinity that I’ve talked to and I consider friends - many of them are writers, some are artists, some do both, some do neither. I talk about this problem (of wanting to write, but barely receiving any feedback, of feeling like we’re wasting our time) to pretty much anyone who will listen, but it’s frustrating because I don’t have the influence to change anything. Of course I’ll try to keep my fellow writers motivated and try to change their minds about giving up, but there’s only so much I can do, and in the end it’s their decision. Most writers I’ve talked to really enjoy writing fanfics, and it takes quite a bit of disappointment to get you to the point where you want to just… stop. So… yes, it’s a big problem.

I’m going to wrap this up now, but… again, I cannot emphasize enough how important comments are to writers. I’ve talked to some people who’ve said they’re not sure if their comments will even make a difference, because they feel they haven’t got anything interesting to say - picture it this way. As a writer, I’m standing on a stage and presenting a thing, and in response, about twenty people give me polite nods (kudos, likes) and four actually start clapping. But there’s like two hundred people (hits) standing in this room, and I kind of feel stupid now.
All comments matter. At this point, they might save you your writers. Because with less and less feedback, there’s less and less incentive to actually post things.

I can’t say much for other fandoms because it’s been a while since I’ve written substantially for anything but Haikyuu, which is still a relatively active fandom? But I get the feeling that’s starting to wear off, too.

Enthusiasm shifts, and I get that. But if you still enjoy an author’s work, please, please, by all means leave them a comment. Otherwise it might be the last work you read from them.

anonymous asked:

I lmfao @ Taehyung giving these weird names to people when asked what his name was. Klint was one of the names, but wasn't the other name Lumiere or something? I'm dying lmaoo

Taehyung’s used names of artist he admired whenever someone asked him about his name during Bon Voyage 2 (because they weren’t allowed to give up their identity): 

  • Vicent Van Gogh:  Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art.
  • Klimt:  Gustav Klimt was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d'art.
  • Renoir:  Pierre-Auguste Renoir, commonly known as Auguste Renoir, was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style.

Again he is really into art these past years, he even started drawing even if a lot of people told him he was bad. But he is so passionate about it, he didn’t care. And now compared to his starting point he is pretty good ^^

Originally posted by thjks

From Ed Sheeran's interview with MYfm, February 15, 2017.
  • Ed: To be honest, when I do get married, I don't think people will know that it's happening until it's happened. I don't wanna, I'm not--
  • Interviewer: Will it be a lowkey affair?
  • Ed: Definitely, yeah. Definitely. Probably just parents. I don't really, like, that whole kind of media circus around weddings is not really...
  • Interviewer: But that media circus is one thing that I think you've avoided really well, and it's obviously a personal choice.
  • Ed: Up until now, though. I think it's... it's getting quite bad now, yeah. Everything I say and do seems to be a news story, which I've never really had before.
  • Interviewer: Do you guard your words?
  • Ed: No. And that's the problem. Like, that's the problem 'cause lots of sort of negative stories are coming out just because I'm quite an open person.
  • Interviewer: [...] Sometimes the meaning of what you say can be dissected and taken and pieced and parsed to a small point, like politicians go through. And I would think that somebody in your world can get frustrated by that sometimes and not want to give as much of yourself.
  • Ed: Yeah, I find it really frustrating. And like it has got to a point where, probably the next album, I will do less interviews. Not radio, it's different when it's radio because you can hear the way I say stuff, but when it's a print interview... I said in a -- no, a guy said to me in an interview, "How do you feel if people copy you?" And I said, "I don't mind if people copy me." And then the headline in the paper was, "Ed Sheeran Says: People Copy Me." And I was like, that isn't, that isn't--
  • Interviewer: That's not what you said!
  • Ed: Yeah, but the thing is if it's on radio, it's different on radio because you can hear the way that I'm saying things. But in like, in print they can literally write whatever they want.
  • Interviewer: And you know what's so frustrating? Like if I sat here and asked you about an exgirlfriend or something, I'm asking you. But then people will be like, "Oh, Ed brought up his exgirlfriend." You know? That happens all the time in interviews.
  • Ed: Yeah. I find... yeah. It's a weird thing. And I can understand like when you see these huge American artists come out and none of them do interviews, you can kind of... it's because they've had years of this, I think.
  • Interviewer: Fake news!
  • Ed: Yeah, fake news. [laughs]

anonymous asked:

What's wrong with dog breeders? (Please don't answer in a rude way, I just really don't know and I've never really heard about them so that's why I'm asking)

First of all, there are millions of healthy dogs being euthanized in shelters yearly because people would prefer to buy a pedigree dog or a puppy from a breeder. Furthermore, reckless breeding can lead to deformities and health issues in dogs that come from breeders. Additionally, breeding is cruel no matter what the breeder says. It’s cruel to force a dog to give birth to litter of puppy after litter of puppy. When you buy from a breeder instead of rescue from a shelter, you’re essentially euthanizing a healthy dog in the shelter to free up space for the next one.

If the dog pound we got Louie from wasn’t closing down then he would have been euthanized months before we got him. He was there for three months and not one person asked about him. He’s a playful, gentle, hilarious, affectionate, and smart boy and he came to the shelter as a stray. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with dogs in shelters. Just because they aren’t pedigree or a puppy doesn’t make them any less deserving of a family.

i’m just saying that i love him more than i should and it makes me queasy but it makes me happy like one of those carnival rides you tried when you were seven and whenever you think about you get this weird sad punch of nostalgia about spinning lights and a warm night where everything actually felt good. i’m just saying that a lot of people have said they love me and i’ve said the same but it wasn’t until he drove three hours out of his way just to bring me chicken noodle soup that i realized love is less about the words and more about the actions of three a.m. when you’re both drunk and honest. what i’m saying is that love looks different from the inside. like i had no idea how to read and he showed up with an entire story.

The Houses as Teachers I've Had
  • I'm sorry that this is the most steriotypical thing you'll ever read.
  • Ravenclaw: 1. My english lit professor, who always got really excited and would go off on tangents for discussions, leading us all to an existential crisis at least once a week. Likes to pretend he's scary and aggressive when really he's a small walnut who really likes books. Randomly cut me off in a conversation because he decided to teach me how to 'punch men'. Likes to write books where he is always a main character because 'it's easier than actually going outside myself and trying these things out'. Literally trips over everything. 2. Another professor who was literally the king of oversharing and then would say things that were hysterical but would offend people who weren't understanding their irony. When people's logic didn't make sense, he'd keep following it until he twisted it to a humorous outcome. Also gave us all existential crises. Lectured about the correct way to live your life and when I asked what it was he went "hell if I know, I'm only making it up as I go along and hoping that when I die, God doesn't saute me".
  • Slytherin: 1. My high school English teacher. Loved me, hated everyone else, failed people who were shitty in general, favoritism like no other, liked to make people debate things out but didn't have a personal point to prove. Let things slide if she liked you, very sarcastic. If you said something stupid, she would threaten to shove her stiletto heel in your eye socket. Said she only cried once in her life, and it was when she was in college and her Shakespearean Verse teacher had a thick Jamaican accent, and she never knew what was happening. 2. My Spanish teacher from Mexico who was literally so chill all the time, and only disliked like 2 people who were always antagonizing him (he failed them and passed everyone else). Would say and do everything really dramatically and said ZORRO at least once per class. Complained about the price of bananas. Gave up in the last month and just made us watch Jimmy Fallon videos every day because 'Jimmy Fallon is the man'.
  • Gryffindor: 1. Skateboarded into my freshman comp. course every day, forgot to wear pants under dresses that were see-through, would make us read vague philosophical essays that she then used to advance her own personal agendas. Rarely ever taught, mostly just went on tumblr while everyone looked around frantically. Tried to convince us to raise our children genderless by giving them a name like 'turnip' and never telling anyone their sex. 2. History-enthused teacher who used modern analogies to explain american history. Was the most petty man ever, it was perfect. When 'sporty' guys in the class would refuse to participate, he would pull out a small basketball and his wastebasket, and every time they got a question correct on the verbal review, he would let them shoot. Sweet guy in general, would walk people to the nurse, authoritative and honestly ugh I love him he is my son.
  • Hufflepuff: 1. Math teacher who ever Friday brought in some kind of baked good or candy, had little songs she'd dance around the classroom singing, chubby and sweet little woman, really liked Bon Jovi. 2. An advisor I met with once only because I wanted to drop a class that I was failing who sat me down for four hours. She started crying about 6 times, read me a whole bunch of motivational quotes, kept reading excerpts of the bible, and randomly having us pray together

shadowthehedgehog  asked:

Hey a while ago I sent an ask wondering if you were still doing the shippy drawings and I asked for gold and silver and I didn't realized until now that gold is canonically bi with a preference to girls so I'm sorry if that ask made you uncomfortable you don't have to draw it at all!

(already talked privately with you so we cool on this, no problem at all!XD)

There ya go! Both these future kids need some happiness <:’

I wonder where (or when) they ended up after what happened in the last Silver arc…

  • Me, sees a cute baby: aw I love babies, they're so cute!
  • Person next to me: yeah, you think that until they start crying
  • Me: thanks negative nancy, but did I ask for your input?? ?

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I’m yours 4

Author Notes: 

Not as long as intended. Incredibly delayed. I am sorry, was difficult me trying to write form Ivar’s P.O.V and bring it back. 

Warnings: I don’t think there are any. 

Pairing: Reader x Ivar 

Word count: 3,990

Originally posted by inthenameofodin

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