who says it has to be the new year to start a new year

Day 49:

HIIIIIIIII Everyone. I’m very happy today (I mean yesterday based on the time I posted this) cus’ I got a new best friend. Say Hi new best friend hahahahaha (as if she’s here). Anws, it’s the second time I clicked with a person so quickly. Hi other friend I made last year (You know who you are, btw how you doin other best friend??). Ohhhhh, I can’t forget my other other best friend since Grade something??. Sorry ha, I can’t remember hahaha. Anws, back to the topic at hand, Danieile (I know it’s incorrect). I don’t really know what to say ehh. I friendship is very weird cus’ it started out last year when we met in the library. It sort of had intervals in between consisting of small talks and big talks (Is that what it’s called “Big Talks”??). Then during our intrams, we hung out for the whole day, then BAM. It came from a very weird conversation about life hehehehe (Hi other best friend de jk). It’s amazing how we’ve actually only started talking to each other this frequently for less than a week now, but it seems very long (a bit cliche, I know). Our friendship is very weird though cus’ it’s like I learn something every single day and we don’t end a conversation not saying thank you. It’s just so much respect among two friends. Anws, I’m about to go to church now, so Bye Bye. Just know that I have so much respect for you. Labyu hahahaha

i want to tell you a story. it’s a story about a 17 year old boy from columbus ohio, with a rubber band on his wrist and bad thoughts in his head who writes about trees and saying hello. it’s a story about a 20 year old boy from ohio who makes this musical group, and starts to need his rubber band less, and puts his words in to music. it’s a story about a 22 year old boy from ohio, whose life isn’t going quite the way he thought it would but he’s made a new friend, a new brother, and this new friend is helping him project the words he once feared to say, louder and further than he ever thought possible. it’s a story about a 24 year old boy from ohio who has stopped wearing his rubber band completely, and who is singing the world his darkest thoughts, at first afraid of rejection, but growing confidence as he hears the world sing back. it’s a story about a 27 year old boy from ohio, with tattoos lining his wrist where a rubber band once was, who stands in one of the biggest venues in america and sings to nearly 30,000 people about trees and saying hello. 

i want to tell you a story. it’s a story about a boy who made it. and i want you to know that you can make it too. you are not a sad story. you are not hopeless. you will sing about your own trees one day.

Indefinite hiatus.


So, you’ve probably all noticed there isn’t a lot of new content these days, and have probably suspected that the blog has run ended. I wanted to post an “official” statement, a decision, something for new readers to see, and as a show of respect for those of you who have read Calming Manatee for some time.

There’s no dramatic reason why I am stopping. Nothing’s wrong, so please don’t worry. I’ve been writing this blog and answering questions for about four years now. When I started, it occupied a lot of my thoughts and content flowed freely. As time went on, I struggled to come up with new things to say and how to say them. Some projects just run their course.

On some level, I think I have said everything I have needed to say.

It has occupied so much of my thoughts for the last four years I am fairly certain it has shaped me into the person I am. I carry Manatee with me, wherever I go. It has shaped me the last four years.

I am not going to say ‘there’s definitely not going to be any Manatee ever again.’ I’m not deleting the blog, and if I think of anything good to add I will. But for the foreseeable future, the askbox is closed, and you should not be waiting on any new content. I’ll leave it open for a few days in case you have questions, but then I’ll be closing it.

Thank you for being a part of this with me. You letting me into your lives has made me a better person. I hope I helped, in some way or another.

You are wonderful, and I love you.

- Calming Manatee and HT


My dear friends,

2016 is almost over. Personally, I’m happy about that. I can think of so many awful things that happened. Personal, political, global, social… I don’t know where to start or to end.

There were however some good and wonderful things as well. In April I joined the Raúl Esparza / SVU fandom and since then my life has totally changed. I met some of the most amazing people ever and some of them have become a very important part of my life. I got tons of lovely messages and asks and I thank god for the opportunity to put a smile on people’s faces with my art. ❤️

So I say THANK YOU. To everyone who supports me, tweets me, reblogs me, messages me, recommends me or buys my stuff on redbubble. I would be nothing without you and I am very aware of that.

I wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎉 from the bottom of my heart. 💋

New-Year ‘One-Shot’ (2016 Edition)

Part 1 - Min Yoongi x ????

A/N: Its back! It doesn’t matter how much i tell myself this is a bad idea, i still cant help but give you guys what you want….so enjoy this years take on the New-Year ‘One-Shot’! ;) (Grab the nearest religious source and enjoy the ride!) 

The Apology - a.k.a ‘Because that’s the agreement…’

‘Yoongi…Yoongi-please, tell me-‘

‘No, no, no, baby….just sit quietly with me…enjoy the-‘

‘Nnngh, Yoongi, please-‘

His answering chuckle has you leaning forcefully back into his chest, turning your head into his shirt and whispering pleadingly for him to tell you who it was, the sensations running through you, starting between your legs, making you grab tightly to his thighs sat either side of you as he holds you tightly against him.

‘Baby, this is my way of saying sorry…But you know im not allowed to tell you- it’s the rules.’

‘Yoongi!!’ you whine again, panting into the quiet room now as you fight feebly against the blindfold covering your eyes, trying to rub it off with the help of his chest, but having your attempts foiled as a hand tilts your head upwards and a mouth is suddenly descending on your lips-

…both sets of lips.

‘Ahh, fuuuuck.’ You moan against Yoongi’s mouth, your fingernails biting into his legs and dragging a hiss from him as the same tongue that had been working you for the past 10 minutes flickers over your clit, making a shiver run violently up your spine as the anonymous mouth continues sucking and nipping at your core, making you cry out, only just managing to muffle the sound in Yoongi’s arm as he holds you tight against him once more.

‘Damn, you sound so fucking beautiful when you moan, baby.’ He groans against your neck, beginning to place hot, open-mouthed, kisses into your skin and forcing you to moan louder as the mouth between your legs does the same.

‘Yoongi, please just tell me.’ You beg once more, but just like all the other times, the only answer was a chuckle.

You couldn’t remember how you’d got roped into this; being blindfolded, naked, legs spread, and pinned against Yoongi as one of the other guys gave you world-shaking oral. In fact all you can remember is how Yoongi had brought you back to the dorm earlier after taking you out for a meal to say sorry for pretty much completely ignoring you for the past 3 days due to work, and after he’d made you comfortable on his bed, being way more affectionate than normal, he’d asked you politely to put the blindfold on, his gummy grin persuading you easily.

But as soon as you were blind he’d become silent, the only sound being his feet padding away, and in your confusion at wondering what he was doing, you’d missed the sound of another set of footsteps entering the room. It wasn’t until you felt his lips on yours, coercing you into relaxing as what you thought were his hands began to push your skirt up your thighs, nimble fingertips pulling your little lace panties away from your core as you’d hummed into his mouth, that the angle he was kissing you at began to factor into your mind as not fitting in with what was going on. A point that was only emphasized when you went to reach for his hand between your legs, only to feel someone who definitely was not Yoongi’s hand.

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happy new year 2017!

I just want to say that this has been a whirlwind year for me and I want to thank everyone who follows this blog!! when I first started this blog I had no idea it would get as big as it did, and i’m truly grateful that I’ve had the chance to interact with so many people and make so many new friends! Yuri on Ice was honestly a blessing in 2016 and it helped me so much. I know the series has helped many others as well! In the new year I hope we get lots of new content (hopefully season 2! and the marriage!)

let’s hope this year is better than the last!!

『17 things to accomplish in 2017』

This year is definitely gonna be my life changing year and although 2017 has just started i can sooo feel the difference!

These are 17 things i want to improve on/accomplish in 2017

Be more spontaneous 
Spending too much time trying to make the correct decision usually leads to overthinking hence the frustration ._.
Libra Problems
Stop procrasting (or atleast procrastinate less xD)
Value time, once gone, it never comes back
Stay hydrated 💦
Water water i love water. Sometimes it works better than coffee to keep me awake
Do enough and a little more
Enough said
Learn to say NO when you should 
When a friend says ‘i think you should change this about yourself, i don’t like it’ just say ‘fuck that’ and move on, your friends should accept you for who you are and shouldn’t try to change you
Learn from yesterday, live today, hope for tomorrow
I leant this from the book ‘The power of now’ by Eckhard Tolle and I am applying this in every moment of my life since i read the book
Celebrate every little achievement 
This motivates me to do better everytime in order to celebrate a little more
Have a clear idea of your goals
and if you fail to meet a goal just continue working towards it instead of giving up
Limit internet usage
you’ll automatically stop complaining about 'lack of time’ (this is how i waste time on the internet- music, weheartit, tumblr, anime, idol photos, memes and then there’s this moment where you start out searching for integration of log x^sin2x + log(cosec x) and end up watching meowing cats on YouTube. I mean HOW
(Do not try to solve that question lmaoo)
Learn more languages
bc why not
Resume learning japanese and start learning chinese, spanish by the end of the year (i hope i can)
Avoid negativity+ listen to your intuitions
 Stay away from people who give you negative vibes bc u don’t want that negative shit in your life right?
Start playing tennis again
I stopped playing all sports last year due to academic pressure. I can’t stress enough on how important sports is!!
Find time to travel the places you’ve been daydreaming about
( ૢ⁼̴̤̆ ꇴ ⁼̴̤̆ ૢ)~ෆ
Make yourself your priority! 
You can’t give anything to others without filling your own cup first bc umm.. your cup is empty?
Learn to express yourself
It’s okay to let out your feelings, cry if you want to, shout if you want to, just let it all out but then compose yourself again.
Stay positive and help spread positivity
This is on my Goals to Accomplish for the Year every year and i really enjoy this one (✿◠‿◠)
Don’t take stress, stay calm and composed
bc life is 99% a game of nerves, 1% random shit (the original quote was life is 99% common sense, 1% intelligence but who cares ha)

I tried to keep it short but i guess i failed lmao
Anyways, I’d like to see the following do this tag - @yxnggong @universi-tea @studykouffee @study-owlet @colllegeruled @emmastudies @greyworks @livsdesk @nocturnal-studyblr @sofiestudy @studink @studyquill @merakiblr


Hi guys! I’ve been meaning to make this follow forever since I hit 4k back in 2016 and now I’m nearing 4.5k (and slowly reaching 5k my next milestone!) so this is long over due! I also wanted to take the time to wish you all the very best for the New Year!

It has been a little over 5 years since I started this blog and I never even imagined I would gain this many followers and mutuals. I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you for making my time here on tumblr more enjoyable and for your continued support and encouragement! You guys are the best!! ♥

I may not be a big talker, but I appreciate every last one of you; especially my followers who’ve lifted my spirits with words of encouragement with each new graphic I make- believe me I read all your tags and messages! And to my mutuals/people I follow who’ve made my dash bright with colour and inspirational creations! I love you all ♫♬ ♥

My side blogs: @anjistuff & @fyaokaga

Amazing Blogs I Follow:

  • A-G

@aizawashoutta, @amuriita, @animemangapng, @aokagamonth, @artbooksnat, @ayaarin, @ayanime, @bertholdts, @burgergami, @cardcaptorchronicles, @coffeetasty, @crossroad–demon, @dailykiseki, @dailyknbgifs, @escarletes, @fairytailwitch, @firebyfire, @fuckyeahaokaga, @fudayk, @furihata, @furuha, @fyaokaga, @fyeahkurokonobasuke, @fyeahsportsanime, @fykurobas, @gareeki, @genosus, @giiornos, @grifith

  • H-N

@haiisaki, @hoshis, @incorrectknb, @kachimatsu, @kagamiz, @kanariiya, @kiiyoshi, @kklances, @kurogamis, @kurokonobasuke, @kurorolucilfer, @leona-dracontis, @merysedits, @mishychan, @mochichou, @munakatareishi

  • O-U

@oyasumies, @rainnieday, @rinsuokah, @sakusa-chan, @sapphire-miko, @seihanndas, @seiirins, @sennenkoi, @serviceace, @shiruba-tsuki, @shotous, @sportsanimedaily, @ssugawaras, @sukerokus, @t0moe, @tachibana–chan, @taitetsu, @tastetheniji, @thebasketballidiots, @theseirin, @toushi, @uncrownedkingwithanironheart

  • V-Z

@violinic, @vvictor, @xoxomyseriesxoxo, @yushiyuki, @zakuras, @zeino-edits

Amazing Artists I Follow:

@akakjelly, @chibitetsu, @codepami, @dropkiss, @elinhell, @franeridart, @gaolog, @gaolog2, @hamletmachine, @johanndro, @kitsune-iroha, @kiiyoshi, @kryoutaday, @linipik, @lunchtimerushin, @marimondo3, @megu-is-monster, @mokoiiiiiii, @mia-ng, @nuadu1, @puedraws, @szkmkmk, @tanktrunk, @zhuyun-alice


Forgive me for missing anyone and/or for any misspelled urls! I adore you all

Honorable Mentions:
My biggest fans who are always unknowingly competing for the #1 spot ^.~

@muzmuzme, @kawaiinohime, and @kurrrrrokocchi

Happy 2017!!🎉

Happy New Year!  I decided to post this now just in case I can’t stay awake until midnight. ^^;

2016 has been… interesting, to say the least.  Okay, it kind of sucked.  I started off the year with an interview for a really cool job in NYC in January (the same day Alan Rickman died) and I completely bombed it.  That set the tone for the rest of the year…  But!! I’m the type of person who tries to look for the positive in everything and there have been some good things that have happened this year, too. ^^

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jackharries: Hello!

I wanted to write a soppy message as i’m sure you don’t already have enough filling up your social feeds… I’d like to take a moment to say a HUGE thanks to anyone and everyone who has watched our videos or participated in our channel over the last year. Specifically to those who have been watching for longer and have stuck with us.

This year more than ever before has been challenging, rewarding, exciting and a big lesson for both Finn and I. We’ve met new people, explored new places and learnt new skills. Importantly we’ve been on a journey of experimentation and discovery and although it sounds like a cliché we feel like today marks the start of a new Era.

I can’t wait for 2015. Next year we will be using every inch of our creative brains and every second of our time to make the best stuff we possible can and share it on here. Our aim is to carry on telling stories, exploring new places and capturing the world around us.

I feel so proud of what JacksGap has become and the incredible community that surrounds it. Thank you for making it what it is. We feel so lucky to have had such a great year and we’re going to do our very damn best to make the next even better.

Bring on 2015!

Jack x (Sorry for filling up your feed)

Things I wanted to say about the school system.

The little kids more holly and jolly than they had been in a fortnight, rushing in the streetlights,

See the bus coming from the corner of their eyes, rush ride up inside, to see what’s to arise,

Hopping off the bus to the school that belay, here is the young generation, to start their first day.

All the giddy and glee they felt in there first years lost in sight, flicked off like the switch of a light.

Office cubicles are only yet to come, yet these kids are already looking tired and glum.

It’s the 12th year of school, and the oppression has already come, sinking in and smothering them in the mud.

They hop on the bus, with the bus driver who doesn’t give a damn, walking towards the school with 50 textbooks in there hands, they don’t understand the work that’s inside, but if they didn’t finish it, then trouble would arise.

They walk into school with their frowns and broken crowns, no shit to give to anyone, for no one can put them anymore down.

They are the young generation, the generation that broke, the generation that had so much potential, the generation that could have spoke,

Words of power and intelligence and enlightenment into the world, but the only one who needs enlightenment is the young generation at hand.

Brainwashed by the textbooks and worksheets they don’t understand, forced in the school they would leave, but they can’t.

We are to blame, because we fell horribly short, we could’ve fed them knowledge but we fed them a bunch of junk that we didn’t understand, dittoed the books, and cracked down on any sort of creativity, because 5+3 equals 8, but so does 6+2, but not in this damn school.

So with our books and our tests we pushed down and oppressed the kids who are to run this world someday, and with our lessons we depressed, with our non caring attitudes and tests we stressed and turned our kids into miniature vessels of pain and utter confusion and a black hole of nonsense we spout from the desks and we doomed our own kids, and we doomed ourselves.

Over the years Disney has produced many music stars like Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas and many more on of that but their latest musical star is none other than Sabrina Carpenter who recently dropped a brand new track called Smoke And Fire. Last year she released her debut album Eyes Wide Open that showed she was a young artist who had some incredible vocals and song writing abilities and her latest track is showing her building upon that with, what I think is, her best track yet. The track impacts you as soon as it starts with that flickering flame and then BOOM you’ve got that explosion of vocals that come in and enthral you and makes you want to hear what else is to come. The track has one heck of an addictive chorus mixed with some infectious beats and a pretty amazing production, but I expected that, and all I can say is that Sabrina is really showing us what she’s made of, I can easily see her becoming an international music star of the future - Jakk

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To Carry the Return of Spring
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Happy Lunar New Year, everyone! It is the year of the fire monkey. I was born on 1992 which makes me a monkey as well. This year is our year to kick all the ass. Hence why Sun Wukong is here– in all his fiery glory. For those who can’t read Chinese or my sloppy attempt at cursive script, it says 金猴抱春归. This literally means ‘the golden monkey carries in its arms the return of spring.’ There are a few ways to interpret this (or maybe just one way and I am just unsure of what it really means ha). 

Spring represents a new beginning, start of the cycle, growth, vitality, etc. This year of the fire monkey will be fresh yet progressive. It’s an appropriate phrase that my cousin-in-law recalled. I hope all of you that are celebrating have had a more productive day in cleaning than I. I wish you all lots of good food and time with family and friends, especially during these next 2 weeks and a healthy, prosperous year to come. 新年快乐, 恭喜发财!


Erik Gordon has spent the last two years roaming the West with Ol Blue, the VW van that houses Carabiner Coffee Company. With his roving java-mobile, Gordon’s mission is to share “an incredible cup of coffee along with the inspiration to do what you love.”

After two years of meeting friendly faces around the country over a good, strong cup of joe, Gordon is hoping to find a permanent home in Boulder, Colorado, where he can “start spreading the love in a whole new way” — while still doling out the same beloved, sustainably sourced pour-over, aero-press, and small-batch drip coffee that he’s served in Ol Blue. As part of this new venture, Gordon also hopes to start the Carabiner Collective, featuring and supporting local grassroots companies looking to make their mark in the outdoor industry.  

“The love and support that has come from those who have walked up to the door of the van has been overwhelming and never ceases to put a huge smile on my face,” Gordon says. “I couldn’t be more stoked for this next chapter.”


Happy 2016, everyone! The year usually kicks off with people making resolutions. There’s always a lot of “New Year, New Me” posts and telling yourself what you’re going to do differently this year. What’s one of the most common trending themes? Diet. Exercise. Weight loss. Getting Healthier. 

From someone who has constantly struggled with weight issues, here are some of my personal tips to help you turn those RESOLUTIONS TO REALITY:

1. Make specific, measurable, and most importantly REALISTIC goals. 

Don’t say I’m going to exercise more and eat healthier. Say I am going to be active 30 minutes a day 3 times a week. I’m going to eat more protein, at least two servings of vegetables a day, and I am going to have less than 30 grams of sugar a day. 

2. If you’re striving for weight loss, accept slow progress as the most beneficial way to lose weight. 

Healthy weight loss rate for the average person (depending on where you start, you can easily drop more weight quicker than others) is 1-2 pounds a week. This may seem like a lot of weeks if you’re trying to lose a lot of weight. However, it’s scientifically proven that if you lose weight a slow, consistent rate, you’re more likely to not gain it all back. 

3. Make your goals more than just about a number on a scale.  

I personally use a scale every now and again just to keep myself in check when I know I am falling off the wagon as a wake up call. However, realize there are more ways than just a scale to track progress and success. Be open to accepting other wins: measure inches, use the fit of your clothes, how you feel in general, acknowledge and track progress of your physical activity – having more energy, running faster, farther, doing more reps, being able to do a push up if you haven’t before, not getting winded going up stairs. 

4. Resolutions about health are more than just diet and exercise.

Having a healthy mind is just as important. Take time for you. Sleep enough hours. Listen to your favorite band. Dance your ass off at the club one night. Meditate. Have a picnic on the water. Paint a portrait. Whatever it is that makes you happy to escape and clear your mind, that’s just as important as food and fitness. 

5. Fight the winter blues with H20.

January kicks off and for a lot of people, the weather can be a factor. It get’s cold, it’s hard to get outside, we get lazy after a couple weeks of trying to tackle our resolutions. How can you keep your body going? Drink water! Since we aren’t sweating it out in the heat, we tend to drink less water and not get any sun (vitamin d). This is one reason we get sick in the winter. What happens when we get sick? We can’t workout or be active. So stay just as hydrated in the winter months and take a vitamin D supplement if you are missing out on natural sun rays. This will do wonders. Fight dry skin, keep toxins out of your body, drinking water keeps your water weight down.  

6. Don’t look at it as work or a challenge. Build habits. 

I guess a workout wouldn’t have the word “work” in it if it was easy. BUT IT CAN BE! Find activities you enjoy doing that doesn’t feel like a “workout”. Grab a group of friends and join a co-ed softball team. You make friends, get active, and it doesn’t feel like work. Love shopping? Park at the opposite end of the mall and walk to your favorite stores, use the stairs. Love the water? Learn to wakeboard or surf. Enjoy traveling? schedule a road trip once a month to a park or national park where people go hiking or biking. 

7. Start small. 

Why do a lot of people quit? Because they overwhelm themselves. They cut out a ton of stuff in their diet. Try hitting the gym every day for two weeks. They exhaust themselves and they quit. Baby steps. Like I said before, be realistic and set measurable goals: get active 30 minutes a day 3 days a week. Do it for 3-4 weeks then say 30 minutes 5 times a week. Do it for a few more weeks. Add a 15 minute walk on your lunch break. Or week one add more vegetables and drink one less soda a day. Then two weeks later say I am only going to have a soda twice a week and I am going to eat out only once a week. 

Hope everyone has had an amazing start to 2016 and can’t wait to see everyones resolutions turn to REALITY! 


hi hi! so for a few weeks months now I’ve been trying to get everything on this blog organized, and a couple weeks ago I came to a conclusion: I can’t. I’ve had this blog for four and a half years; it chronicles everything from my senior year of high school to the post I reblogged this morning. I love my tumblr, and I am certainly not thinking of leaving completely. But now it’s time for a fresh start. 

@snowcaitiln is where you can find me from now on. so far I’ve only posted my stuff (and a fandom secret santa like ten minutes ago), but tonight and tomorrow I’m going to go on a following spree and fill up my queue so it will be active asap! 

I am wicked disappointed (to say the least) that tumblr has turned off tracked tags literally the day before I posted this, but whatevs. I hope everyone finds this. I hope you all follow my new account. 

but kait, what do I get if I follow your new account? well, everyone asking this question, you get a bunch of cool stuff, including:

  • a follow forever when I reach 100 followers
  • tumblr awards when I reach 400 followers
  • psd packs when I reach 500 followers
  • even more super fun and exciting surprises after that!!!

in conclusion, I moved. this account will still be here, but I won’t be active at all. this post will be queued on repeat for a few weeks, so if you want to unfollow this account, please do. 

follow me over at @snowcaitiln for lots of fun stuff. 

and for my wonderful people I’ve talked to on here, here’s something so you’ll (hopefully) see this.

@brayvenlarke | @westhallen@stilesbansheequeen | @argentchris | @rilehmatthews@stydixa | @thearcherballet | @brandibees | @1gurgi1 | @haylieyatwell@peggycarthr@madgesgoldpin@lisathevampireslayer@sulietsexual | @sbcpsychmajor | @stephbanana 

and all of girl meets group chat, ofc. 

Ahh it’s 2015! I tried to do a waving pic to say hi to everyone and welcome any new people (hi! I’m Caty!), but without the waving motion, I looked like a doof. Sooo anyway it’s a new year and time for some changes in my life. No, my blog won’t change much cause, well, I like my blog ☺️ but I will be starting a new job in about a week, which also means I will need to find a new gym! I’ve been using the gym at my old work (for free! Win!) so hopefully my new one has one too. That will be mission número uno. I will also be trying to incorporate more cardio into my workouts. I would love to start doing some races, like 5k’s and 10k’s with friends. I also wanna keep the gains coming. I wanna see that six pack this year! Lastly, I will be eating healthier this year. I ate very clean the first half of the year and then my life kinda fell apart and I started eating junk a lot. No more of that. My life is back in order and I’m ready for an awesome 2015!

Hey everyone!

Some good anime news to report to you all today. Dragon Ball will make it’s return to TV starting in Japan after an eighteen year absence which means that it could also make it’s return to the United States in a few years time or even sooner. The new series will be called Dragon Ball Super for those who are wanting to know the title of the new series.

If live action movies are your thing then you will be happy to know that the first sneek peek for the new Attack on Titan live action movie has been released with english subtitles due to it’s simultaneous release in Australia. I took a look at it and I must say it’s very impressive and you should check it out when you get the chance.

I plan on having a few more anime reviews posted in the near future so keep an eye out for them!

-Take care everyone and have a wonderful Wednesday

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So, I guess some of y'all are wigging because Harper talks about how one of the S&S women hid her true feelings.

But like…the line is “hid her true feelings to PROTECT others.” Yeah, sure, Riley is the one currently stepping back, but there’s really no indication that she’s doing so to “protect” anyone, other than maybe herself. It’s purely a tit for tat thing, going off her conversation with Farkle. Maya stepped back for me, so now I owe her…basically.

But Maya…Maya did it to protect Riley. From the start, Maya was protecting Riley. From the moment she says “well, you’re RILEY’S partner” in GM Boy, she’s looking out for Riley.

So yeah, Farkle jumps in and makes it about Riley. But who has he still not talked to? Who has he STILL not said blessed word to about anything since things changed in Texas? Oh yeah. Maya. Farkle has no idea that Maya has hidden her feelings for SO much longer, and that she did it FOR RILEY.

So he has no idea. So he makes it about Riley.

Well, that ain’t nothing new. Riley is the only one he’s ever bothered to talk to about it.



For decades, New Orleans has struggled with a high murder rate. Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters forced a mass evacuation of the city. That upheaval and displacement led to a surge in violent crime as people returned.

Now, despite several years of declining violence, a new NPR-Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds that 64 percent of people who live in New Orleans say that a decade after Katrina, there has been little to no progress in controlling crime.

Despite those concerns, statistics show crime is actually down in New Orleans, and murder dropped for three years straight starting in 2011. In 2014, the city’s murder tally — at 150 — was the lowest it had been in more than 40 years.

New Orleans’ Overall Crime Rate Has Fallen. Why Are People So Frustrated?

Photo credit: David Gilkey/NPR
Chart credit: Christopher Groskopf/NPR
Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reports
Notes: Due to the impact of Hurricane Katrina, data for 2005 is incomplete.