wishing i was better

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[TianShan Week]

Day 5: AU

…Avatar: The Last Airbender alternative universe!

Even I don’t know what He Tian was injured by lol~

In this version, from the get-go, I knew the siblings were going to be from the Southern Water Tribe and Guan Shan was going to be a non-bender(an ex-Freedom Fighter and later finds out his mum is still alive and now currently living with her at Ba Sing Se, working at a family-run restaurant).

He Tian and Jian Yi were so much harder for me to decide… One could be the Avatar(but I thought it didn’t make much sense since both currently have living family), or both from Fire Nation, or something else– Then I realised, why am I thinking so hard about this? I’m not going to draw a whole lot about this universe! XD

So now Jian Yi is a waterbender(I guess he could be from the Northern Water Tribe), just to reinforce the “waterbenders” line that Guan Shan delivers. God knows what element He Tian is in this– I just chosen the colours of the clothes he normally wears lol :P

HEELLO!

We all know about the drama that is going on right now on YouTube and I feel like everybody is a little bit too stressed out about the situation. 

I’m personally trying to stay away from the drama and to be positive, soo I wanna spread some positivity today!!

I love you all, so much. Every single one of you.

It’s gonna get better :D

I wish you all the good things in the world and I’m here if you need to talk, if you are going throught something and you need someone to be there for you.

You are a special bean, I love you and protect you <3

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Originally posted by lightninglime

Things that should happen in future episodes of Steven Universe:

• Steven being upset about something but not having to take it back because everything he said and is upset about is right.

• Another Bismuth episode, or possible redemption arc at least. Possibly one where Steven lets her out of the bubble and asks her for information that no one else will give him(the war, Rose shattering a diamond, etc). As well as forgiving her for the thing about shattering gems, and apologizing for not talking with her instead of both of them jumping the gun in the first place.

• Old color palettes. The colors now are becoming very bright, I do understand it’s a kids show and kids love bright colors but I liked the old palettes because they were softer and nicer to look at(my opinion).

• Peridot having some of her old personality back. She seems more like an out of control toddler than a cluster controlling/head of a mission gem anymore. I feel as though she used to be smart, tactical, a bit snarky. I wish they’d kept that.

• Lapis and Peridot, their development. I want answers to questions. (When did they become friends? How did Lapis learn to forgive her? How is Lapis’ interaction with the other gems now? Can she forgive them too?)

• Lapis’ personality. I feel as though Lapis has gone from kind of dismissive and a bit cold-shouldered to straight up unforgiving. She didn’t remember Connie and kind of brushes off almost drowning her. That’s a bit concerning.

• A Garnet episode. Just more about her. Her feelings about all of this. Even perspectives from Ruby and Sapphire separately is welcome(also other things like why does she love being a fusion so much? What did she do during the war? How did she get along with Pearl, Rose, and Amethyst when they all separately first met each other?).

• Maybe a Pearl episode like Garnet’s listed above?

• How the people of Beach City first reacted when the gems first went there. How the different generations felt about having others from another world inhabit it and help them.

• What happened when Rose was first created? What do other rose quartz look like?

• A Jasper redemption or at least fix her please? Somehow?

• What happened to the diamond in the lighthouse?

Okay I think I’m done now. Anything you wanna add put it in the replies I guess. I’m really looking forward to this show’s progression!

usachavez  asked:

every time i hear "treat people how you wanna be treated" it is always ALWAYS said to marginalized groups and never at their oppressors. what a waste of a motherfucking platform, mark.

I want to tell a story here.

when I was very little, my mother focused all her moral teachings on being empathetic, focusing on things like, when someone would do something that hurt me, when I wanted to do something to get back at them, she’d stop me and ask me how I would feel if I had done that to them, and ask me to think about what their motives might have been (aka, did they hurt me on purpose or was it an accident) and her number one lesson was “treat others the way you want to be treated”.

which I stuck to for years, until one day I finally came home in tears and asked my mother if it was ok for me to defend myself.

what she didn’t know was that I had been being horribly bulled by all my classmates (being in special ed for my learning disabilities caused the kids to basically see me leave and then come back later and coloring when they were all doing work, not knowing I’d been given one of those ‘do the math problems, the answers are the key to color in the picture’ things) and the stress from their relentless teasing was affecting me physically.

my mother had never realized that even in the face of being bullied, I had continued to “treat them the way I wanted to be treated”, which in their eyes, had turned me into a doormat.

in the end, she apologized to me for doing that to me, and said to instead treat others the way I want to be treated until they show me they aren’t worthy of it.

or as most know it, “do no harm but take no shit”

which imo, is a much better idea to live by.

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I wish this skull was in better shape but it is still a neat little pathological specimen!

Picked this guy up on my uncle’s farm last fall. It’s from an opossum he shot after it had been nosing around his chicken coop. The carcass rotted out in the woods for several months and the skull was in about a dozen pieces when I found it and it’s still missing some pieces after the scavengers and elements did their thing but check out the areas circled in red in that middle photo. Teeth aren’t supposed to grow there!

It’s an adult animal with all adult teeth present in the top and bottom jaws so I’m wondering if those two stray teeth are either random misplaced extras or if they are possibly milk teeth that were pushed back instead of down and out of the gumline. Pretty cool and weird either way! I’ve cleaned dozens of possum skulls over the years and I’ve never seen one like this!

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Game Grumps Live was amazing!! I got to say hi to Vernon, and i made Danny and Arin laugh ♡

anonymous asked:

i've gone from wishing you were my someone, so that you could make me feel better, to wishing i was your someone so i could make you feel better. i'm sorry

this broke my fucking heart

nooooo nooooooooo no. nooooo.

in ‘tin man’ when that telepathic dude tells data “i can’t read you at all, it’s like you’re not there” dATA’S FACE DROPS EVER SO SLIGHTLY.

it’s so quick and so subtle, i had to slow it down so we can see it better and nOW I WISH I HADN’T BECAUSE IT’S MAKING ME SAD

anonymous asked:

I hate that I feel bad for being too critical of sh? because in media the bar is set so low. Sh has 4/7 poc in their main cast when we're usually the token characters. Magnus is still one of a kind & malec w only 3 min last ep still had more screen time than most lgb couples usually get. It makes me feel weird for being so critical but at the same time my faves of color deserve better so I feel stuck wishing for them to get their shit together and give us the show we deserve. 1/2

It’s actually sad when you think about it. We’re willing to settle for scraps and media is barely providing that? And when you think about it, it’s because mainstream society still doesn’t want to see us as people and that’s dehumanizing. It’s worse because white/straight people don’t understand how insulting this feels. Anyways sorry for this, this whole thing made me think about the state of representation and it’s still so bad it sucks. 2/2

i get you, sometimes i’m like maybe i should chill a little but when critizing the show but the critique comes from my heart because i want the show to be better you know? i know we’re all used to getting scraps but that doesn’t mean we need to settle for garbage. the show is doing good things, better than half of the shows on air right now, but don’t feel bad for wanting certain things to change. and don’t feel like just bc the whites/straights don’t understand what’s happening, your views don’t matter all of a sudden, they do.  but i totally get you anon. sh may be better than a lot of mainstream media, but it still has the capacity to fuck up and should be called out when that happens. 

potahhto  asked:

Could you maybe explain to me what heteronormativity is? I've heard of it, but I don't really know the definition of it.

{{ It’s the belief that being straight is the norm; that relationships should be between a (cis) man and a (cis) woman, and it also entails the belief that men and women have specific roles in society.

When talking about heteronormativity on Supergirl, for example, we’re referring to the fact that people believe that just because Alex is already a gay character, that no other character can identify as LGBT; and that they are forcing Kara/M*n-El to happen because that’s what producers/executives think the audience wants to see, even though it’s a very problematic relationship, and it completely lacks chemistry.

(On season 2 there are MANY other examples of heteronormativity, but I’m exhausted ;-; )

I wish I could explain this better, but it’s been a very stressful day and I’m tired ;-; I hope I explained well enough for you to begin to grasp the meaning of it though ^^

Today’s SVTFOE2 Recap: The Returning Revenge of Malory Archer

Episode One of Four in the Search for the Return of the Book of Spells to Star’s Residence.

Nope. Nothing yet.

HEINOUS

Miss Heinous visits the Diaz household. ‘Nuff said.

Just gonna say it right now, this was both funny AND disappointing at the same time. I thought Jessica Walter had me cracking up throughout the episode as Miss Heinous, and the other characters were no slouches, either. But in many respects, I also wish the episode was better than it could’ve been, as I didn’t like the sort of plot the episode went with OR how they resolved the issue at the end. Hopefully, when Miss Heinous returns, the episode she does so in provides much more satisfying results than just being funny while also being meh at parts. But as is, it’s mixed, but it’s worth rewatching for more hammy animated Jessica Walter.

Tomorrow: Insert something about Karate here.

Oh, and I forgot to mention: Rasticore Chaosus Disastorvate lives and is regenerating from his severed arm. Just throwing that out there.

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Clif and Toni are in their room.

Clifton:  *looks around* This is really nice!

Zeton: It is…I just wish my mood was a lot better.

Clif sits down on the bed next to her. Toni slides over.

Zeton:  I’m sorry that I’ve been so gloomy lately.

Clifton:  It’s okay babe…we all have our moments.

Zeton:  Yeah, but it seems that I’ve been having more bad moods than good lately.

Clifton:  There have been a lot of changes in our lives.  We’ve gone from being parents of four little kids to being the parents of an adult and three near adults.  I’m sure a lot of parents go through it.

Toni leans in closer and Clif places his arm around her.

Zeton:  At least I get to go through it with you!  

Clifton:  I feel the same way.