when they are essential to who you are

anonymous asked:

1) I wish people understand that jhope as the 'dance leader' holds so much more importance than just being in the center. He's the one who teaches the choreo to the other members and instructs them, specifically the ones from keone which are sent via through videos (which is EXTREMELY difficult to learn through) Essentially he holds the balance. Professional dancers who are fans of keone have pointed out when watching the fire mv, that jhope was the best dancer - had the best body control etc -

2) and in general, the positions of all the members were balanced and just - right. You can’t deny how powerful his dance is, so you can’t help but be drawn to him anyway, hence holding that balance and making any mistakes members like jin or rapmon (who, btw are def decent dancers and have improved so much) less noticeable if ever they do make mistakes.

3) It just ticks me off when there have been some fans who have said the dance to not today wasn’t good just because hobi wasn’t in the center for most of it… that not only degrades the other members, but automatically undermines jhope as dance leader, since he’s the one (and ofc their dance teacher plays a big role too) who instructs, tutors, encourages and motivates the members on the choreo.

no honestly that’s exactly right! hoseok helps them learn the choreo, so if you’re saying the dance sucked just bc he wasn’t in the middle you’re basically undermining his ability as dance leader. but seriously just the arrogance of some people saying if hoseok isn’t in the middle then it’s a shit dance (and being completely serious) is the most disgusting thing ever. seriously why even be a fan of bts at all, if the other members are that ‘’’’’’awful’’’’’ to you?? it doesn’t make any sense, and it really fucking boils me. they all work really really hard at dancing, so who are you to say who / who doesn’t deserve to be in the center. praising your bias should not entail bashing the other members, it’s that simple

Psychopath Misconception 4

People seem to think that the Psychopath doesn’t want to hear about what people are doing, that we cannot be interested in other people’s thoughts or feelings.

I know from experience that those who know what I am -mainly all my followers- assume there is a hidden agenda behind my questions and tell me that I don’t care, so they won’t bother to tell me what is going on with them.

This is an irritating misconception. I do not connect to people emotionally. I cannot, essentially, care about who or what you’re doing unless it effects me, but I can still be INTERESTED.

Sometimes, when I am bored, I like to talk to people. No hidden agenda, no plans to use and manipulate you, I am simply bored and looking for interesting conversation. Psychopaths cannot be manipulating people in every single conversation they ever have. It’s tiring. Sometimes I want to know what people I am fond of are getting up to.

So yes, be suspicious of a known psychopath begins to pry into your life, but if I ask what is going on with you, then do try not to overthink things. I can behave like everyone else and be polite.

going to college/university in gotham city would be so wild???

  • a student who forgets to sort out their accommodation until the last minute and ends up moving into mr freeze’s hideout because everywhere else in town is full. still beats dorms i guess.
  • the welcome assembly is 6 hours long and most of it is what to do if you encounter the joker or batman or some other hero or villain and how the police are essentially useless.
  • non-gothamite students being freaked out over why the gothamite students aren’t panicking when their campus coffee shop gets held up by harley quinn and poison ivy.
  • city-wide catastrophes are not an excuse for getting out of finals week.
  • the black market is incredibly easy to access in gotham and ends up getting used by students wanting to make a quick buck by writing other people’s essays or stealing answers off tests. beware ex-psychology professors who do not take kindly to cheaters.
  • not being sure whether the sound you’re hearing is an explosion somewhere in town or just your neighbor’s music at 3AM. 
  • did you just see nightwing pass by your window or are you hallucinating from lack of sleep? 
  • riddler crashes the university’s servers, causing untold fear and panic to the students who had left their essays to the very last minute to turn in.
  • iceberg lounge is to be avoided, the drinks are so damn expensive and the nightlife is usually lousy unless batman’s doing a raid on the place.  
  • any drunk student could easily be taken in as a new batman villain. one minute you’re at a fancy dress party having a good time, the next thing you know you’re waking up in a jail cell with a suspicious, batarang shaped scar and the tabloids calling you Donkey Girl. 
  • every student thinks they can be robin within the first two weeks of moving to gotham. this usually does not end well. 
  • seeing two-face chilling at mcdonald’s on your friend’s snapchat story and not even being surprised at this point. 
  • no need to set an alarm for a 14 minute nap, batgirl will probably come crashing through your window anyway. 
  • most people want to bang either someone from the batfam or the rogues gallery. some have even attempted it.
  • fear toxin is put in the vents one time but almost no one is affected. everybody is already terrified for exams. 
  • most dorm rooms have an “adopt me batman” sign hanging from the windows, or variations of that (”adopt me catwoman” is a pretty popular one too)

Happy 28th Birthday, Alfred Enoch! ♥ 

I’m always amazed when people recognize me from that because in my mind, I didn’t do very much! As a kid, I read the books and absolutely loved them, so getting to work on the movies was really cool, and people really care, which is wonderful. It does still happen, and it never ceases to amaze me. Sometimes people are like, “Hey, you played Dean Thomas!” and I’m like, “Wow, you actually know!” It kind of shocks me because when I think about movies I love, and if I saw someone who essentially did what I did in Harry Potter, I probably wouldn’t recognize them walking down the street. I’m always impressed by that, I’m like wow, fair play. The least I can do is be like, “Yes, that was me, hi.“ 

Something that I feel is under-explored is the fact that Jack is a queer history major. And he went to a very LGBTQ friendly college.

Basically imagine Jack being forever annoyed when people assume that historical figures were straight.

So, with the wonderful help of my dear irl bff @ohsobittle, let me tell you a story. (seriously follow her she’s The Best and we are essentially a matched set)

  • it really all just starts when they Jack is a little tipsy and hanging out with The Boys and Bitty (of course). Bitty is the DD for the night.
  • “Y’know, John Laurens was really cute.” “Who?” “John Laurens. Alexander Hamilton’s boyfriend.” “….what?”
  • (Bitty is on Jack duty. tipsy Jack will probably wander off and go try to teach a class if left unsupervised.)
  • “No seriously John Laurens was really cute. And so was Alexander. You know his eyes were actually /violet/? Like. Bittle. You don’t understand. Pull up a picture.”
  • (Shitty points out that Jack isn’t usually into gingers and Jack throws a pillow at him)
  • “no but he was described as having a peaches and cream complexion like what the fuck”
  • and then of course Holster is like “I didn’t know they were in love” and Jack is like “oh my god their letters, man, their LETTERS”
  • *cue theme music and History Shit With Jack Zimmermann* (credit to ohsobittle for that one)

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I can’t even begin to imagine the pain and hardships BTS have been through; from being told they would never make it to gruesome training hours. 

To Namjoon who was criticised for becoming an idol

To Seokjin who people thought couldn’t sing and was only there for his visuals

To Hoseok who desperately wanted his mother to be proud of him

To Jimin who was pressured to maintain a certain body type

To Taehyung who was regarded as strange by some people yet is the most loving person there is

To Jungkook who was so young when he debuted, who essentially gave up his chance to be a normal teenager

To Yoongi who suffered through mentally, emotionally and physically

You’ve all faced hardships but it has made you stronger. ARMYs will always be here for you. Thank you for everything and never forget we are bulletproof. <3

sartorial headcanons
  • Taako cannot walk in heels. It’s an embarrassment. 
  • He’s not going to let that ruin an outfit, though, so he just. Levitates everywhere when he wears them.
  • You know who can walk in heels? Who is actually preternaturally good at it?
  • Angus. Taako is in turns blindly jealous and proud and baffled.
  • Killian cannot wear sleeves. 99% of the time she walks around in shirts with the sleeves cut off.
  • She has a lot of nice vests for date nights, though.
  • The regulators have team jackets. Like, bomber jackets with elaborate embroidery on the back.
  • They hoisted Boyland’s into the rafters of the training room like a hockey jersey.
  • When No3113 joins the team they make her like… a cape, essentially? That ties to her back.
  • She loves it an only takes it off for missions.

I have a lot of these, go figure. Please reblog and add your hcs!

Eurus Holmes is an era-defining genius…beyond Newton.

When John was visiting his “new” therapist, he stated, Molly Hooper was the only person who could really see through Sherlock’s “bullshit”.  Eurus heard this loud and clear.

Eurus knew Molly would make Sherlock say “I love you” first.  She knew this woman would be the one to put her brother on the back foot in a very, very big way.   

Eurus essentially took all of Sherlock’s power away in front of Molly Hooper.  She empowered Molly over the man she loves by putting that situation in front of her.  There was no bomb, never was.  It was all about Sherlock, yes…but it was all about how powerless he really is in front of Molly.  Emotional context.

Molly Hooper is not weak, she is a lion.  Her love is not weak, it is unbreakable.  Her love is not meaningless, it means everything.  Sherlock’s love is not meaningless either, it means everything.  Eurus proved it.  That was The Final Problem.  

Missing you has become an everyday essential to my life. I miss you so much I forget why I left you. I miss everything about who I was with you. But I know that when I miss you, I’m missing the past and not who you are now. I miss who you were and I miss who we were together. And even if I miss you everyday for the rest of my life, if the choice comes of bringing you back in my life and being who I was with you, I would reject it. Even if I miss the memories and how great everything seemed, I know that is not an option anymore because we are both different people. And the most important part is that when I left you I became myself and I grew more than I ever could with you.
—  writtwithwitt | best friend breaksup suck when you’re over attached

“You always pass failure on the way to success.” -  Mickey Rooney

Failure is inevitable if we are to succeed in life. Unfortunately, many people do not know how to overcome failure, and they are stopped by it when they encounter one. The ability to overcome failure is one big difference between successful and mediocre people. After all, we should pass failure on the way to success, so it is the ability to pass it that makes the difference between those who eventually reach success and those who don’t.

So, knowing that overcoming failure is essential, what should we do? Here are some tips to help you overcome failure:

1. Rise up and don’t regret; you have spent your time wisely

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw

When we fail, we might be tempted to think that we have wasted our time and thus regret it. But that’s should not be the case. The fact that you have done something is much better than doing nothing. Many people who despise persons who fail never do anything themselves. Rise up and move on. The regret lies not in doing, but in not doing.

2. Understand that failure is there to bring you wisdom

Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure.
William Saroyan

Failure is there not without a reason. It’s there to give you the wisdom you need to succeed. Each failure you encounter increases your wisdom and brings you one step closer to success. If you have this mindset, you will see failure differently. You will see each failure as an opportunity to learn.

3. Learn as much as possible from the failure

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Albert Einstein

While failure brings you wisdom, how much wisdom you will get depends entirely on your ability to harvest it. So don’t waste the opportunity to learn; harvest wisdom as much as possible from the failure. If you fail to do this, you may waste a lot of time by repeating the same mistakes in the future.

4. Don’t give up; maybe you are only one step away from success

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas A. Edison

The thought of giving up is tempting, especially when we have failed over and over again. But who knows that maybe you are only one step away from success? Will you waste the long journey you have passed when you are already so close to your destination?

So hold on tight and don’t give up. Thomas Edison failed thousands of times to perfect the light bulb. Heknew what it means not to give up.

5. Maintain your enthusiasm

Not only you should keep on trying, you should also do it with the same level of enthusiasm as when you first began. Otherwise your subsequent effort will have less and less power.

So how do you maintain enthusiasm? One good way is by realizing that you are now one step closer to success thanks to the lessons you learn. There’s no reason not to be enthusiastic when you are getting closer to success. Another way is to keep your mind on the destination, which brings us to the next point.

6. Keep dreaming big dreams

Always have your destination in mind; keep dreaming your big dreams. Spend time to visualize them and let the dreams energize you. Let them make you passionate and enthusiastic. Once you cease dreaming, soon you will also lose your energy and be back to mediocrity. To overcome all the obstacles you encounter you always need a greater why, and that why is provided by your dreams.

7. Keep your confidence in yourself

Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.
Belva Davis

Keep your confidence in yourself despite the failure. Of course, you need to put a lot of effort and learn as much as possible from the failure, but you have the ability to make your dream come true. Many people who achieve great undertakings have no special trait. They are just ordinary people with extraordinary attitude. Let’s be one of them.

Lately I’ve been spending a good part of nearly every day thinking about love. Romantic love. The kind of love that involves french kissing and mix tapes and spooning in New York City in the summer when it’s by most people’s standards too disgustingly humid to spoon. The kind of love you wanna bring home to your grandma and say, “Grandma, look at this love! Just look at this LOVE!” Lately I’ve been thinking about who I want to love, and how I want to love, and why I want to love the way I want to love, and what I need to learn to love that way, and who I need to become to become the kind of love I want to be…….and when I break it all down, when I whittle it into a single breath, it essentially comes out like this: Before I die, I want to be somebody’s favorite hiding place, the place they can put everything they know they need to survive, every secret, every solitude, every nervous prayer, and be absolutely certain I will keep it safe. I will keep it safe.
—  Andrea Gibson

The only reason criticism directed at Steven Universe is so prominent now is because people, SU fans, are making up for about three years worth of virtually zero SU criticism. 

Three years of zero major criticism, people. The series didn’t evade intense criticism because it’s so perfect, it’s because the series has never been properly unpacked. This isn’t to say the series doesn’t have its merits. In fact, it has quite a few merits that are well worth praise and respect, buuut… The rapid emergence of harsh SU criticism is essentially what happens when you let years of criticism about flaws pile up to the point it can no longer be ignored or tolerated. This is what happens when years of criticism is quickly dismissed and scoffed at by very testy SU fans who despise even the briefest mention that their fave is not that great. Things shouldn’t be kept on pedestals and elevated above criticism, because such overzealous favoritism will usually result in a massive backlash of disillusionment once most people have removed their rose quartz tinted glasses. 

I just had the weirdest thought.

So, in academia, who trained you is really important (this makes sense, because no matter how smart you are, if you are taught a ginromous doofus, it will impair your education especially when your education functions on, essentially, the apprenticeship system, which it does). 

If you’ve ever been to a lecture with a guest speaker you probably remember that they were introduced like this “Professor did their Ph.D. with Supervisor, etc etc). This is called an academic pedigree and we treat it like one, you can even find websites which trace the academic ‘family tree’ of people. So your supervisor is like your academia-dad (or academia-mom)

Well, this isn’t just a formality for introductions. My Dad’s a prof*, so all through my childhood he and his prof friends would hang out (academics all hang out with each other, they don’t have time to meet anyone else) and they’d say ‘Oh I ran into so-and-so at that conference, have you met them they’re such-and-such’s student’, like, this is actually how we talk about each other.

And it just occurred to me, that the closest outside equivalent of this is, like, fantasy naming “This is Thor, son of Odin”

*This makes this extra bonus goofy for me because my Dad’s academic reputation (which wouldn’t show up in my formal, written academic pedigree) is known to people, so I get introduced and known as both “this is dendritic-trees she’s [Supervisor]’s student” and as “this is dendritic-trees, she’s [Dad]’s daughter.

@betterbemeta I just have a feeling you’ll be interested in this for some reason.

Shipping Your Characters

Every time I’ve sat down and told myself “these two characters are going to end up together, they are going to fall in love” I have been miserably wrong and so laughably off base that by the time I get to the final work, it seems impossible that I ever thought those two would end up together. It’s got me thinking about what makes up a romance and how chemistry–both in writing and in the real world–actually works. How is it possible that when I’m the one making the world, crafting each word and pushing these two people together, they can head off in such a radically different direction? I’ve come to two conclusions: 

  • Sometimes arranged marriages work: You want two people to end up together, you make them end up together. They end up happy. Voila! You’ve created a match made in heaven. Essentially, that relationship you’ve plotted and planned is arranged because you planned it and because it exists based on a preconceived notion of who your characters are. If you’re good at plotting and sticking to a schedule or script, this might work out in your favor, but if you tend to be a writer who is more flexible in their planning and for whom their characters tend to change quite a lot between the planning stages and the actual written execution…
  • Sometimes arranged marriages are terrible: The match sounded good in theory, but in practice, it’s a disaster. The dialogue is stale. The chemistry just isn’t jumping off the page. There’s no passion. That’s okay. It happens. Now you have two options (1) keep writing and hope that the wrinkles work themselves out once you’ve put more words on paper or (2) go with the flow and let your character take you where they’re leading. Some of the best romances I’ve ever written have happened by complete accident when my character ended up “falling” for a minor character I hadn’t even planned to be in the story let alone be the main romantic lead. Try out the new relationship. The worst thing that can happen is that you’ve got a few extra romantic scenes to scrap later, but sometimes you have to write it out to see if you like it. 

So how do you focus the romance? There is the usual advice: opposites attract, love at first sight, similar interests, etc. But here are some of the less asked questions that have helped me the most in understanding fictional romance: 

  • When your character is most vulnerable or upset, what cheers them up? Who in your story matches their unique style of coping? (Ex: sometimes it’s not the person who buys them roses but the one who sends them videos of dogs skateboarding at 3am–it depends on the character type)
  • Who does your character feel most comfortable with? Butterflies and nerves work great for some relationships, but sometimes you’ll find that it’s the character who your protagonist can flop down on top of and admit their deepest darkest secrets to without hesitation that are drawn together. Or the person they burp in front of. 
  • Who is your character attracted to? Now look for the opposite of that. Often times, your character will sneak up and surprise you by falling in with that person that is just not their type. It happens to the best of us. So keep an eye out. (And this can be a very good thing–it can help open all kinds of doors to character growth.)
  • If your protagonist falls for that character versus that one, how does it change the plot and the overall feel of the novel? Does the message change? Are you okay with that? This should help you zero in on which path to go down and if you’re writing the book you meant to write or if you’ve jumped ship and starting writing your next book. 

To protect your happiness

– Please read from left to right –

I am finally done with this!
I thought that since I made a piece for AkaKuro sibling AU from Kuroko’s POV, I’d make one from Akashi’s.
You have no idea how many undos I did just so my art would match as close to the original as possible.
Um…you’d probably don’t care but this is kinda like a companion piece to Be himself again

Also, um, for those who are reading this, I wondered if you noticed the colour scheme change, from grey to coloured and then back to black.
So it’s kinda like Kuroko brought light and colours (meaning) to Akashi’s world, and so when Akashi let his alter ego take over – so that he could keep the team together so Kuroko won’t be ‘crushed’ – his alter ego is essentially blocking the connections he has with those around him, cutting his ties with Kuroko, ultimately erasing colours (meaning) from his life.

At least in this AU, everything Akashi did is for Kuroko because Kuroko mean everything to him.
…Yeah, I am slave to AkaKuro siblings AU.

Anyways, thanks for reading both my short comic and my rants guys, love you all lots for your support. It means a lot to me, really.


But who else was very moved when Moana was feeling like giving up her quest and Grandma Tala calmly said to her, ‘If you’re ready to go home, I’ll be with you’?

It was such a good moment, because it validated Moana’s feelings and essentially said that it’s okay to feel overwhelmed and it’s okay to take some time to feel better and sometimes?  It’s even okay to give up.  Moana had a huge burden placed upon her as the Ocean’s ‘chosen one.’  She’s a teenager and up ‘til now her life has been pretty sheltered, and she’s just been sailing around where none of her people have gone for decades if not centuries, being threatened by all sorts of terrifying dangers, trying to get a demigod to do what needs to be done…and it seems at this point like her journey won’t succeed.  Maui left her angrily, she feels like the Ocean was wrong to choose her because she’s not an experienced wayfinder/sailor and doesn’t have any magic talents of her own or anything…  How can she do what’s been asked of her? 

And the narrative validates this feeling!  The Ocean appears disappointed when it takes the Heart back from Moana, but it does so gently, and doesn’t harm her at all.  And Tala, when she arrives, encourages Moana to see the worth in herself, but says, sincerely!  Not sarcastically, cajolingly, or with any sound of disappointment in her voice!  That if Moana wants and needs to go home, she will stay beside her and support her.

Moana is a Good Movie because its title character is a ‘chosen one’ trope (and the characters talk about this explicitly!) but ultimately she chooses, at every turn, to go forward.  She speaks about being unsure the Ocean chose rightly.  She speaks about how hard it is.  She’s given the option–a true option!–to turn back and she chooses not to.  Moana has agency as a character and does the things she does despite being afraid.  She is not forced–her heroic actions are all her, from her core. 

Sometimes you have to have a freakout about what you’re expected to do, sometimes you have to cry and worry about how you’ll do it, and express those feelings outwardly, before you can build up your courage to continue on.  Moana did that, and she is never shown as weaker or wrong because of it.  What a good model for viewers (Tala, too–a model for how to help someone)!

And that is another of my favorite things about Moana!

  • You: Anakin Skywalker, a hopeless liberal who earnestly believes Chancellor Palpatine, a known sith lord, must stand trial and undergo all the formal procedures to achieve essentially the same result, despite Palpatine having full control of both the senate and the courts, rendering such actions meaningless.
  • Me: Mace Windu, a True Radical™ who knows that Chancellor Palpatine, a known sith lord, is too dangerous to be left alive, and that fascism - especially when it gains institutional control - cannot be combatted through reforms which can be undercut, but instead must be met immediately with violence.

This, this, right here, when Bones tells Spock that he would have no idea what to do with a genuine, warm, decent feeling:

and Spock just gives him this look:

Like, “really? You honestly think that?”

And Bones, that beautiful old man who can apparently see right into the soul of people, looks right at him and says:

Because although Bones thinks Spock is afraid to feel, thinks he’s essentially a robot, he knows without a shadow of a doubt that the one thing, the one person, he has genuine warm feelings for is James T. Kirk.

Then we zoom in on Spock’s face and, guys, his expression while thinking about Jim in danger, when forced to confront his emotions concerning him, gives me so many feels:


Happy 28th Birthday, Alfred Enoch! (December 2nd, 1988)

Sometimes people are like, ‘Hey, you played Dean Thomas!’ and I’m like, 'Wow, you actually know!’ It kind of shocks me because when I think about movies I love, and if I saw someone who essentially did what I did in Harry Potter, I probably wouldn’t recognize them walking down the street.