why do i keep it up

Seeing comments/confessions like “I know Little Mix are grown women and they can be sexy if they want, but I think they need to tone it down because they do have younger fans” or “Glory Days is great but where are the inspirational songs? Like it’s all about sex now, they should really think about their younger fans”. And all I keep thinking is. What about their older fans? What about the fans that have literally grew up with LM? Why can’t they get the music that appeals to them as well? Why do the girls have to cater only to the younger demographic and completely ignore their older demographic?.

Glory Days might not be the most inspirational album they’ve done. But it still has killer songs that help make you feel empowered, like Power and Shout Out To My Ex. It still has stunning ballads, like Nobody Like You and F.U. It still sounds like Little Mix only they’ve experimented with what’s current on the charts now, which is the EDM sound. What I’ve always loved about LM is their ability to create something new, that us fans, wouldn’t expect but still keep the essence of LM.

I get the girls have a lot of younger fans, but there aren’t the only fans they have. And it gets really frustrating to see LM getting hated on (by their own fandom) for growing up and becoming confident, strong, young women. I really hope LM keep the mature vibe for LM5, perhaps even a mix of Salute/Glory Days because it’s absolutely ridiculous that majority of their fans are trying to stop them from growing up. When some of you grow up and become young women/men, I’m pretty sure you’ll be thankful to Little Mix for creating an album like Glory Days. But just because you can’t relate to any of those songs now, doesn’t mean in the future you won’t be able too.

People really need to stop treating Little Mix like they are still teenagers and start respecting/supporting who they are now as women. You may not wear the clothes they do or feel comfortable with showing that much skin but Perrie, Jade, Leigh-Anne and Jesy do. And if I had a small portion of their confidence and if I had even one of their amazing figures, you know what, I’d probably be flaunting it too.

Little Mix are women. And they should be able to make music for all their fans, not just bubblegum pop for the younger demographic. I grew up listening to LM, and each album has helped me in their own way through different stages of my life, even if it’s just a handful of songs from their albums. Glory Days is no different and LM5 will be no different.

You don’t know people behind closed doors. I don’t know Johnny Depp personally. I do know that I like his movies. I like the stuff he makes. You don’t know Amber Heard and neither do I. I’m not excusing him for what he may have done or what he hasn’t done. I’m not taking a side. I’m saying that I enjoy his movies and his acting because he’s talented. Again, I’m not excusing him. I’m really not. We don’t know celebrities and we certainly do not have the right to bully another person for liking a celebrity. I love Johnny Depp because he’s been the only consistent person in my life. Why do you want to take away the happiness someone has? I don’t really keep up with the “drama” in Hollywood because it’s not my life. I’m not so bored with my life that I have to attack celebrities. I do not keep up with the news whatsoever because there are so many horrible things going on.

Johnny Depp’s movies make me happy.

Do not take away the only happiness I have in my life.

Please don’t make me go to a dark place again because of a damn celebrity that I don’t know.

I know his acting and his movies. I love him for that. His movies make me fucking happy.

You have no right to take away my happiness.

“It might’ve been the most I’ve ever felt ‘I’m happy to be a skater’ in my life.”

Yuzuru Hanyu’s interview after performing at Fantasy on Ice in Kobe. Please do not use my translations without my permission.

Translation starts at 0:37

I: Thank you for your hard work.

Y: Thank you.

I: You got fired up, didn’t you.

Y: It was amazing, wasn’t it? It was fun. And I was able to watch Plushenko, who I respect, perform live. It was really a show that we created while having fun.

I: And… sex bomb, right?

Y: That was fun. It might’ve been the most or second most I’ve ever felt ‘I’m happy to be a skater’ in my life.

I: You showed us your short program for a season of showdowns and blinded us with expectations.

Y: There are still many parts that I haven’t completed, as well as parts I’m not satisfied with. But I want to do my best and aim for the best performance I can give each time.

I: Please say something to your fans in Kansai.

Y: I’ll be doing my very best from now on too, and next year on Fantasy on Ice - ah, I shouldn’t say next year - from now on I’ll always using my full power in shows and competitions. I’m continuing on your support from now on.

Joss nodded. “If it please His Grace—” 

“His Grace is hunting across the Blackwater,” Ned said, wondering how a man could live his whole life a few days ride from the Red Keep and still have no notion what his king looked like. Ned was clad in a white linen doublet with the direwolf of Stark on the breast; his black wool cloak was fastened at the collar by his silver hand of office. Black and white and grey, all the shades of truth. “I am Lord Eddard Stark, the King’s Hand. Tell me who you are and what you know of these raiders.”

This is so very Ned Stark. So very, very Ned Stark, who takes a very personal approach to ruling. Ned gets to know the people he rules:

Back at Winterfell, they had eaten in the Great Hall almost half the time. Her father used to say that a lord needed to eat with his men, if he hoped to keep them. “Know the men who follow you,” she heard him tell Robb once, “and let them know you. Don’t ask your men to die for a stranger.” At Winterfell, he always had an extra seat set at his own table, and every day a different man would be asked to join him. One night it would be Vayon Poole, and the talk would be coppers and bread stores and servants. The next time it would be Mikken, and her father would listen to him go on about armor and swords and how hot a forge should be and the best way to temper steel. Another day it might be Hullen with his endless horse talk, or Septon Chayle from the library, or Jory, or Ser Rodrik, or even Old Nan with her stories.

It’s so completely foreign to Ned, this distance that the King has, the insularity of being “high above them all” while ruling, the arrogance, the elitism, and tbh I think GRRM is critiquing this across ASOIAF, from Aerys’s rule (Arthur Dayne talking to the smallfolk in the Kingswood and getting down on their level and finding out what they needed) to the problems Daenerys faces ruling Meereen high in the pyramid. 

In ASOIAF, there’s a call to bring it back to the people, to make it more personal, to care more about people’s lives, and I love how the Iron Throne plays such an important role in this theme, I love it.

S3E02 "Primavera" Notes

This one’s longer.  Is this too long?  What do you all think– should I try to edit some of it out next time?  How in-depth do you want this to be?  I’m still unclear on whether my ‘keep reading’ links work for anyone on the mobile app, so if anyone has insight for me about that, I’d be glad to have it.  If they do work, I’ll come back and put a link in.  In the meantime, I’m just going to post this long version and apologise for clogging up your dashes.

  • WILL!!!!!!!!  I am appeased.

  • Oh no, Mizumono.

  • O.o face… teacup??

  • Well, that’s a nicely-wallpapered and atmospheric hospital room.  Why aren’t those everywhere?

  • OKAY WHAT IN THE HELL KIND OF DOCTOR WOULD JUST SPRING ABIGAIL ON HIM LIKE THAT???  The guy just woke up!  Look at his breathing!

    …okay, stop looking at his breathing now.

    ANYWAY.  How about giving the man a little time to orient himself?  How about asking first!  Fuck!

  • :D Abigail ships the Murder Family??  (Is family-shipping a thing?)

    She’s like “dammit Will, he had a nice house picked out and everything!  I wanted to go to southern France!“  (By the way, in my head Hannibal is a southern France person, at least as far as France goes.  Paris would drive him nuts.)  She was SMILING when she said "he made a place for us."  And I know, Stockholm Syndrome, but this whole thing is irreversibly fucked up, so I don’t really see my way to taking exception to it.

  • Okay, I’m going to have to back this up again– I know Will’s talking, but his FACE and his CHEST and his BREATHING– I keep getting distracted, okay?


    Is it weird to feel like there’s something a bit sexual about this hallucination?

  • Time jump??  And scrolling ‘typed’ location exposition??  We’re starting with this now?  Well… okay.

  • Wait, who’s dogsitting?

  • How have Will and Abigail not pissed off five little old Italian grannies by now??  Little old Italian grannies are dangerous.  They can, and will, kick your ass with a wooden spoon if they feel like it.

  • Ohhhh, that skeleton mosaic’s pose brings to mind all kinds of silly Edwardian-ladies-in-illustrations jokes.

  • Wait, the giant heart/flayed torso on the swords wasn’t just a symbolic/hallucinated thing??  Hannibal… nice.

  • Is Abigail’s ombre jacket meant to look like it’s bloodstained?

  • Pazzi… I want to like you, but you’re just not making it easy for some reason.

  • I’m… not sure how to feel about Hannibal’s 20-years-ago photograph, but it feels like I ought to be feeling something.

  • This is some pretty heavy-duty exposition here.

  • ‘Twist you into uncomfortable positions’… so, Hannibal made the false Will Graham figure into a gift/message for the real Will Graham?

  • Wrath of the Roast Chicken… I mean, Ravenstag.

  • DAMN, Abigail ships it so hard.

  • The mind-fuckery is strong with this one.  Man, I missed In-Will’s-Head Time.  I genuinely didn’t know for a moment if Hannibal was really there.

  • And Hannibal WAS there!  My heart sings in glee for the poetic perfection of the moment.

  • … oh. 

    Oh, no.


  • Pazzi, leave me alone or I swear I will rip out your corneas.

  • How on earth could anyone not see this and get ‘Hannigram’?  Even without the ‘He gave you his heart’ bit.  Even just the way Will LOOKS when he’s talking about Hannibal… fuck, this show is so intense.

  • Catacombs: Now, normally this would feel dangerous and claustrophobic.  This is perfect jump-scare territory.  But it doesn’t feel like that at all, because I’m thinking "Please let him meet Hannibal, please let him meet Hannibal, etc."  It feels like one of those labyrinthine palatial hedge-gardens perfect for lovers’ trysts.

    … I LOVE that.

  • "I’m not alone.  I’m with you.”  Pazzi’s mannerisms here, like he’s talking to a bullheaded eight-year-old, amuse me greatly.

  • “Your Il Monstro”… I die.

  • :D Will’s perfect drama-queen supervillain back-away melt-into-shadow departure does good things for my soul.

  • Will twisting about and looking all around him through the catacombs: For one singular moment, it just slammed into me what he’s feeling/thinking:  ‘He’s everywhere… and nowhere.’  (Did that sound pretentious?  I can’t tell.)
  • !!!
    You can see the 'Please’ on his face before the ‘I forgive you.’  You can see just the barest suggestion of a smile on Hannibal’s face after!

  • THIS IS THE GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD I’m running out of words.  Thank goodness it’s the end of the episode…

…I don’t want to wait half a week to watch the next one…

Feedback would be very, very nice, thanks!

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

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

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

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

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

anonymous asked:

Hey! I was wondering if you could do a prequel sort of thing for Dream a Little Dream of Me? Like why the song means so much to them and how they danced to it at their wedding??? Thanks! Also just saying,,,,,,you are an amazing writer and I aspire to be your level of beautiful.

Omg yes that sounds so cute!!! Maybe even like during the pregnancy he sings it to the reader’s baby bump?
And thank you so much! My writing is hardly that, but thank you for keeping up with my fics! I’m glad you enjoy them!

anonymous asked:

How about salty ask #1

1. What OTPs in your fandom(s) do you just not get?*

This time around I’m gonna pick on Felix and Locus. Because I hate myself and HEY WHY NOT we’re getting salty anyway. But I suppose a more accurate description here is that I don’t understand the way fandom OTPs them in RvB and not so much that I don’t get shipping them, because lowkey I do love examining really fucked up, unhealthy ships at the end of the day. I actually kinda love it and see it as an exercise of sorts to really examine what is bad but still rewarding for people that keeps them coming back for bad blood and what not.

And they’re easily the best and most intimidating villains of the series thus far, and their partnership is a huge part of that. So I absolutely get being fans of them as villains and trying to dig into the inner workings of that relationship. 

But fandom… it’s. Okay. If people do this fine, but like. I hate that the fandom default and prevelence is that it’s a healthy GoodTM relationship with nothing fucked up or wrong with either of them ever bc they’re squishy lima beans who love each other forever and GENOCIDE WHAT GENOCIDE FELIX AND LOCUS DIDN’T COMMIT A PLANETWIDE GENOCIDE FOR MONEY AND A TV SCREEN THE SIZE OF A BILLBOARD WHATEVER DO YOU MEAN. 

Like. It’s not cool. It’s not cool that you’re a horrible person for trying to point out that the canon relationship is, at best, fucked up, and founded on mutual blood money and coldly murdering an entire planet’s worth of people for profits. And I’ll be really happy when we’re far enough from the Chorus arc that we’re allowed to talk about those facts again. 

anonymous asked:

I don't get why Selena fans keep saying the Weeknd is at least better than Justin. Like do they not know who the Weeknd is? Lmaoo he's 10X worse than Justin. At least Justin cleaned up his act and he's only like 22/23. Abel's almost 30 and he's still doing all that shit lol. The Weeknd's songs make Justin's songs look like Gospel music. Justin can be problematic af, but not on Abel's level tbh. Abel's just a more low key guy so you don't hear about the things he's done as much

LMAOO true

slow it down

Another RP based fic from angst queen @shattered-epiphany​ and myself XD

pairing: oikawa/iwaizumi

rating: G

warnings: RP based so POV alternates, injuries

due to length best read on ao3

preview: “Oikawa, did you use my shampoo again? I swear, what’s the point of all your ‘beauty products’ if you just end up taking mine?” Iwaizumi shouts through the open bathroom door to the living room.

“Iwa-chan, don’t get so upset! Mine are expensive so I don’t like to use them when I have practice again in 8 hours. It seems like a waste!” Oikawa replies, his tone much more subdued because he’s lying down on the couch.

Iwaizumi frowns at the response, dragging a hand through his wet hair as he exits the bathroom. He can’t even bring himself to keep up the banter, which had been bordering on him actually getting angry.

It feels like even small things are getting to him lately.

loriloudblog  asked:

Oh, wait those were the lyrics to the song. XD I didn't know.

[Yellow and Blue Pearl] Aah haa haa, aah haa haa
Aah ha aah ha, aah haa haa
Aah haa haa, aah haa haa
Aah haa haa haa haa haa haa haa haaaaa
[Yellow Diamond] Why would you want to be here?
What do you ever see here
That doesn’t make you feel worse than you do?
And tell me, what’s the use of feeling, Blue?
Why would you want to employ her
subjects that destroyed her?
Why keep up her silly zoo?
Oh, tell me what’s the use of feeling, Blue?
An army has a use, they can go and fight a war
A Sapphire has a use, she can tell you what it’s for
An Agate terrifies, a Lapis terraforms
Where’s their Diamond when they need her, Blue?
You’ve got to be a leader, Blue!
Yes, of course, we still love her
And we’re always thinking of her
But now there’s nothing we can do
So tell me
What’s the use of feeling?
What’s the use of feeling?
What’s the use of feeling, Blue?
How can you stand to be here with it all
[Yellow and Blue Pearl] Here with it all
Drowning in all this regret
Wouldn’t you rather forget her?
Won’t it be grand to get rid of it all?
[Yellow and Blue Pearl] Rid of it all
Let’s make a plan of attack
Start looking forward and stop looking back
Yes, of course, we still love her
And we’re always thinking of her
Don’t you know I miss her too?
But tell me
What’s the use of feeling?
What’s the use of feeling?
What’s the use of feeling?
Hmm hmm hmm, hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmmmmm

It’s an amazing song, co-written by Rebecca Sugar.

i’m sorry for all the blood i left on your lips / for loving you into ruin.

a soft and beautiful man and the sharp asshole that lives in his house


turn off the lights // panic! at the disco


karamel + ‘wake up with me’

supergirl 2.14   |   the flash 3.17

#it’s finally canon  #she finally got her wish  #but next time it better be a morning after together   #i’m just saying    #i’m killing myself making these damn parallels  

Klance colorblind concept

•Lance has been colorblind all his life. He helps out at his family’s Plant and flower shop. He grows the plants and flowers but never arranges them.

•Keith gets recruited by Shiro at the bookstore and school supplies Allura’s family owned after he dropped college. He hits it off with Pidge when the word cryptid was out.

•The first time Lance met Keith was when his friend Pidge was to busy to help him so he came up to Keith and asked to help him pick paint colors for his little sister.

•It was the first time Keith met someone colorblind and it fascinated him.

•It was the first time Lance ever met somone who was fascinated by him. All the other people always reacted with pity which got kind of annoying in the long run.

•They all always looked at his eyes sadly like they wanted to fix it.

•Keith on the other hand couldnt stop looking at Lance’s eyes and accidentally blurted out how pretty they were.

•(hear Pidge saying Gaaaaay from across the store)

•Lance being Lance, found that (and Keith) extremely cute and started flirting with the shy boy.

•They eventually started dating and Lance’s family had fallen in love with Keith when he fixed the flower shop’s delivery car for free and started helping delivering flowers and plants as a side job during weekends.

•(the deliveries always got on time but Lance’s brother in the passenger’s seat always feared for his life.)

•After years, Keith finally raised enough money to buy Enchroma glasses for Lance, he asked his family if they could arrange the flowers in the shop into a multitude of colors and his little siblings to draw something colorful for their big bro.

•Ha asked Pidge to record and he also asked Hunk to cook up something tasty and colorful. (he made a rainbow cake)

•When everything wa ready and everyone was gathered in the shop Keith finally surprised Lance with the sunglasses.

•Lance cried. He kept picking and touching every flower and plant in awe and he cried even more when his siblings showed him their drawings and told him what color was each when he asked.

•When he sees Keith’s eyecolor, he decides then and there that purple was his favorite.

•He gawked at the cake Hunk made and almost sobbed when Hunk said it was all Keith’s idea.

•He also made Keith cry that day when he went down on one knee and pulled out an engagement ring.

(srsly i have no idea if enchroma glasses work well but all the videos on YT melted my heart and i thought why not klance it up?)