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Temporarily Closing Askbox

Hulloooo buddy pals, Okayto here.

I’m temporarily closing the askbox because this blog has really picked up traffic, which is cool, but I work full-time, am in grad school, and also have pressing things like

  • lint-rolling every piece of cloth in my home because my white cat is a malicious shedder and I have many dark clothes and blankets
  • doing laundry which never ends life is just a continuous laundry cycle
  • trying to figure out why my laptop will not rip the Moana CD what more do you want fickle machine???
  • lint-rolling my face every day because somehow the cat has directed his fur to seek out my nose and eyebrows specifically
  • it’s tax season and I need to be responsible and not wait until the last day this year
  • my secret goal is to get ahead in grad school homework, I’ve never been ahead before but I bet it feels great
  • I have visitors coming for Easter and it really is going to take me like 3 weeks to adequately clean the house

all of which combine to make it hard for me to spend a lot of time on the computer. Right now it’s about all I can do to keep up with the queue. I will still get to the asks already submitted, and you can continue to message me things you think I should see (@-ing me runs the risk that it will get buried; this blog gets busy enough I can’t manage it on mobile and I’m only on desktop maybe once a day, if that).

And as always, I encourage you cool creative people to make your own posts because this blog has always been only a small portion of the many sci-fi/humans in space/space Australia posts.

Hey! I’m new in the studyblr community so i guess I should introduce myself:

My name is lily, I live in brazil. I’m 15 and a freshman in high school. My personality type is INTP, I’m quite an introvert but I love to talk and meet new people. I still don’t know what I want to be or which course I want to take but I’m really interested in graphic design and filmmaking!

I’m a huge kpop enthusiast. My ultimate group is exo but I’m also a gg stan (rv, bp, wjsn, twice, ioi, 2ne1, snsd, etc.). I’m really eclectic and always searching for new music to listen to, so feel free to send me some recs!

Some other facts about me:

  • I can speak portuguese, english, french, a bit of german and I expect to start learning korean!
  • My main blog is @diangelxz
  • I love harry potter and I’m a slytherin
  • I love animes/mangas and one of my favorites is assassination classroom and hunter x hunter
  • I love star wars, percy jackson, hunger games, marvel, stationery and lord of the rings
  • My favorite tv shows include: doctor who, sherlock and stranger things
  • I love collecting stuff! My favorite collections are my Funko collection and my kpop albums collection!
  • I’m really messy and I hope to change that this year

My favorite studyblrs that inspired me to create this blog:

@studylustre, @vestiblr, @getstudyblr, @studyquill, @notesworthtea, @zeestudies, @studywithinspo, @nanastudies, @scholarly, @bookmrk, @academiix

OKAY JACKASSES.  IT’S 2017 AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS.  IT’S TIME FOR THE HIGHLY REQUESTED MEME LIST OF 2016.
DON’T MESSAGE ME MEMES I FORGOT.  I REALLY CANT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. It fills up my inbox and is just really bothersome.
YES I’m gonna do one for 2017 because I have no self respect and too much time on my hands
anyways
in no particular order, the memes of 2016


  • jennifer lawrence being a huge jerk to the person on their phone cuz they wwre trying to translate somethint
  • cumslutscootaloo
  • me: why are aliens destroying the earth??? aliens: [x]
  • me: thats fair i understand
  • you fucked up a perfectly good monkey is what you did! look at it! its got anxiety!
  • mercrury retrograde
  • the boys are back in town
  • chungy
  • congratulations you played yourself
  • tag yourselves im the x
  • mario 64 HALF A PRESS
  • squidward dabbing
  • the fine bros copyrighting react videos
  • that one photo of marge simpson
  • waste his time (what it started out as was pretty shitty but then it got fuckijg funny)
  • bernie or hillary?  be informed. compare them on the issues that matter
  • jean stuff
  • is dabbing a meme or a trend
  • i heard that kylo ren has an 8 pack. that kylo ren is shredded.
  • that blond kid with the kazoo and the youre my special friend i dont know who he is but??? hes a meme
  • daaaaaaaaaamn daniel
  • ted cruz is the zodiac killer
  • jeb bush got bullied outta the election
  • pokemon sun pokemon moon
  • its time to stop
  • kanye wests cover art for his album
  • the death of the leonardo di caprio not getting an oscar memes was a meme itself
  • when the sun hits the x just right 👌🏻
  • i wondered why this movie was so visually pleasing (golden ratio used wrong everywhere)
  • let lesbians live (The 100 killed off another lesbian cuz god forbid we let the queer women live)
  • [glass him]
  • the snapchat face swap feature
  • a photographer took photos before and after tellijg people they were beautiful
  • who are you? im you but stronger
  • WE DEM BOYS
  • #memehistory
  • need me a freak like that
  • history of japan (that video was fuckin art)
  • •christian memes tbh that shit is wild 
  • sausage party
  • get a man who can do both
  • that one photo of mr krabs and everything is turning
  • this is descision 2016 (tumblrs april fools joke once again)
  • “can we listen to something other than ___”
  • breaking news
  • be careful who you call ugly in middle school
  • vaporwave
  • tumor toileta
  • HE RUINED MY DREAM JOURNAL!
  • I did nAUGHTt! Mister Electic send him to the principal's office and have him EXpelLed!
  • that one photo of skai jackson
  • that one photo of beyonce
  • the skai jackson photo beingg used with the beyonce photo and the kobe photo (the oned where they are silently like passive aggressivley exsisting)
  • power puff girls reboot???? might count as a meme??? just general hate for it its terrible
  • dark [x] show me the [thing that is hard to find with that x]
  • nanalan
  • the photo of squidwards eyes closed and they stay closed
  • LEMONADE and honestly wverything about that album was eventually a meme to some degree
  • FRESH AVA CA DOO
  • the image of a finger pressing a key on a keyboard and its blue and it says something
  • chaotic good
  • dog or muffin?
  • youre on our radar!
  • dat boi (oh shit waddup)
  • to be continued/roundabout
  • boof
  • we are all
  • obi juan whoever the fuck you are… youre my only ho
  • honk if you love x
  • me.       my mutuals. 
  • dover
  • anything involving pokwmon sun and moon ESPECIALLY the starter pokemon
  • captain america civil war came out and thus became a meme again 
  • art vs artist 
  • please disconnect from the bluetooth speaker.  we need to talk. come downstairs
  • mutuals do this it’s really fun
  • the pic of caveman spongebob
  • x has been found dead in miami
  • that one thing of captin anerican saying “hail hydra” became a meme cuz i guess ppl were so mad they didnt know what else to do.  basically you drew a character saying something theyd NEVER in a million years say
  • alright tommy im leaving the house to do some errands see you in a bit
  • tthose photos of like “apple [a character u think is a bottom] jeans”
  • *inhale* you can be in the LGBTQA+ community and-
  • are you a or b? c or d? e or f? (cat person or dog person? day person or night person? things like that)
  • the cursed child plot became a meme itd SO BAD 
  • we are gamers
  • cracking ur knuckles and then writing crazy fast
  • britian left the european union
  • i would literally die if a boy did this to me (image of somehtig that would kill u)
  • old friends senior dog sanctuary facebook page
  • another spongebob one! using spongebob screencaps to represent similar things (ie each game in a series, characters in a series)
  • matpat gave undertale to the pope
  • that one image od the guy running towards where a green sign is pointing like hes middair 
  • clap 👏🏻 between 👏🏻 every 👏🏻 word 👏🏻 in 👏🏻 a 👏🏻 sentence 👏🏻 or 👏🏻 something 👏🏻
  • a submeme is dont call yourself an x if you havent y with the hands between each word
  • does pokemon go count? we had that meme that was like “but ms! theres a (pokemon) in (place the pokemon would likely be in our world)” but now the game came out and theres just pokemon go shit EVERYWHERE 
  • mighty number nine
  • that one picture of squidward lying in bed hella fucking terrified and spongebob outside his window (a lot of spongebob memes this year)
  • wholesome memes? like memes that r normally made at the expense of others being turned around to be nice to othwrs
  • taylor swift is a snake/rat
  • THE NUT BUTTON
  • snake emoji
  • *inhales* BOI
  • north korea declaring war on the us
  • arthurs clenched fist 
  • photo of two guys waving at each other"same ___! same ___!“
  • “oh now this! this is beautiful”
  • michael phelps game face
  • how deep is this pool
  • IM RICK HARRISON AND THIS IS MY PAWN SHOP I work here with my dad and my son, Big Hoss. Everything here has a story, and a price. If there’s one thing I learned after 20 years, you never know WHAT is gonna come through That door.
  • i like dropping hints that im ___. im ____.
  • roses are red (weird headline or phrase)
  • #dicksoutforharambe
  • “the pupil of your eye can expand as much as 55% while looking at something you love”
  • 100 layers of x
  • we out here
  • ghat huy in a green body suit saying “im gay”
  • 🐍
  • “RANDY YOUR STICKS”
  • nut
  • hooty hoo
  • does bruno mars is gay
  • “are you sure about that”
  • iphone 7 not having a headphone jack 
  • u vs the guy she tells u not to worry about
  • steven hawkings first post
  • the jackson hole live stream webcam thing
  • date a terf who… posts
  • HE BOOT TOO BIG FOR HIS GOTDAMN FEET
  • stranger things titlecard
  • “this user [blank]” userboxes
  • HACKERMAN
  • cursed image
  • BORN TO DIE WORLD IS A FUCK
  • that photo of tom from tom and jerry coming out of a door with a hat on
  • me, an intellectual:
  • zoo wee mama
  • those amazon button press things
  • his hair? wack. me? tight as fuck
  • that one image of that black guy mid whip
  • hand slamming the blue button
  • 2016 presidential debate
  • wow try this! close one eye, tilt your phone, and look at this from the charger hole!
  • the water bottle flip trick
  • the naming ur kid after things u like but its like a tv show
  • pulling the lever to make the train kill one oerson instead if five people
  • how to start a conversation with a girl “hi” WRONG
  • idk if this is a meme persay, but there were a fuck ton of creepy clowns in the USA in October.  like.  that was a thing that happened.
  • owo whats this?
  • remember the psat memes from a year or two ago? that happened again this year
  • my longest “yea boi” ever
  • friendship ended with x now y is my new best friend
  • cryptid
  • name a more x …..ill wait
  • PERSIAN IN POKEMON SUN AND MOON IM SO MAD
  • nintendo switch
  • UH! PINEAPPLE PEN
  • “what  he listening to?”
  • vine being shut down (2016 was a bad year guys)
  • i arrive at the x
  • y: z (z is a state of being and y is a noun)
  • dick: out
  • i am forcibley escourted out of the x
  • i voted banner edits
  • [person] is real and they sucked my dick behind [chain store]
  • “theyre okay but they died”
  • 2016 election memes
  • can’t relate
  • me to me: that one picture of kermit the frog and another kermit who’s mouth is a tiny bit open and who has a black cloak on
  • anything from lazy town, specifically we are number one
  • joe biden and obama memes
  • had it not been for the laws of this land i would have slaughtered you
  • lightning mcqueen dies
  • the definition of perfection but its fuzzy, a thing of glasses being wiped, and then a character who you love
  • the mannequin challenge isnt a meme persay but i feel it has a place on this list
  • bode
  • name a more iconic duo…. ill wait….
  • no x we y like men
  • this bitch empty. YEET
  • x but y.  this meme had several subsets:
  • x but every time y happens z happens. (especially with replacing it with other things.) this was extra popular with the bee movie and we are number one from lazy town
  • x but every time y happens it gets faster
  • x but it keeps getting faster
  • the thing of one dude passing a sheet of paper to anoher dude and something dumb js in it
  • bone app the teeth
  • bee movie kinda made a comeback witht he whole the bee movie but
  • 25 miles <-  ¼ mile ->
  • If This Guy👦🙏 AINT Under My Tree🚷🌲On Christmas Morning🍆👌IM GON B PISSED🐸🍷Santa🎅👋Dont Come If U AINT Bringing Him 😏💦💯
  • take a fucking sip babes
  • youtubers exaggerating wildly in video titles
  • three images with the same content but they get more and more badly drawn and the descriptions get more ans more overly specific (increasigly verbose meme?)
  • example
  • nutshack theme
  • pinkest pink vs blackest black artists pettiness
  • removing the middle two panels of ctrl+alt+del strips
  • pinkest pink vs blackest black
  • me at the beginning of 2016 and me at the end of 2016
  • send nudes

also i guess tumblr cant fucking bullet images so here’s the images that i had originally spread throught the list but fuck me i guess

  • what he listening to?

• that thing where the drawing gets worse and worse and the words get more and more extra descriptive (it was originally here but tumblr hates me i guess? anyways)

happy new year everyone. i hope 2016 is writhing in it’s grave

Sansûkh dictionary

So because I’m a huge fan of @determamfidd‘s fic Sansûkh I’ve been trying to keep an accurate record of all the Sindarin, Khuzdul and even Black Speech that has shown up in the fic so far in order to have an easily accessible dictionary on hand at all times. Which is what this is.

Still, do tell me if I’m missing some word and/or phrase because there’s a lot of them and I have no doubt that could happen. Also I am exhausted. This was a lot of work plus emotions from the most recent chapter so I’m just gonna drop dead now, if you don’t mind.

Keep reading

I got some tattoos this year
My mama don’t like it
She said I drink too much beer
“Take your probiotics”
I met a chick last year
I think she’s psychotic
She got me way too in my feels lately
Now I’m off it

I want to smoke
Smoke & feel no pain
I want to drink…
thoughts of you away

Kombucha,
Third Eye Chai,
Grass-fed meat,
With a little brown rice
If a bad stomach’s a reflection of depression
I need my girl to feed me right
Not feed my sadness
or starve my life

I want to smoke
Smoke & feel no pain
I want to drink…
thoughts of you away

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O, Death
O, Death

Won’t you spare me over til another year
Well what is this that I can’t see
With ice cold hands takin’ hold of me
Well I am death, none can excel
I’ll open the door to heaven or hell
Whoa, death someone would pray
Could you wait to call me another day
The children prayed, the preacher preached
Time and mercy is out of your reach
I’ll fix your feet til you cant walk
I’ll lock your jaw til you cant talk
I’ll close your eyes so you can’t see
This very hour, come and go with me
I’m death I come to take the soul
Leave the body and leave it cold
To draw up the flesh off of the frame
Dirt and worm both have a claim

O, Death
O, Death

Won’t you spare me over til another year
My mother came to my bed
Placed a cold towel upon my head
My head is warm my feet are cold
Death is a-movin upon my soul
Oh, death how you’re treatin’ me
You’ve close my eyes so I can’t see
Well you’re hurtin’ my body
You make me cold
You run my life right outta my soul
Oh death please consider my age
Please don’t take me at this stage
My wealth is all at your command
If you will move your icy hand
Oh the young, the rich or poor
Hunger like me you know
No wealth, no ruin, no silver no gold
Nothing satisfies me but your soul

O, Death
O, Death

Wont you spare me over ‘til another year
Wont you spare me over 'til another year
Wont you spare me over 'til another year

I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO EAT A MAN ALIVE

but i do remember
what it’s like
to love one quietly
to bite your tongue
in the background
from far away
hoping
that your heartbeat
isn’t overheard
by anybody
it’s not unique just to me
everyone out there
knows what it’s like
to love something
that terrifies them
but i keep throwing myself to the water
just to prove that i can swim
i keep letting the current
beat me
from both sides
for so long
that it’s no wonder
i look like
some kind of bridge
to everyone
this year
my life
it even sounds
like a mixtape
about the river
it even feels like a song
that would sweep me up
if i let it
like a mouth
that would spit me out
when it felt like it was done
the playlist
this compilation
let’s call it
The River
let’s call it Merrimack
let’s call it Hudson
call it Connecticut
Delaware / Potomac
Patapsco / Raritan
let’s call it James
call it
French Broad
call it
Savannah
Black Warrior
Missouri
Colorado
let’s call it My Feet Shivering
in the Sacramento
call it
Regretting You Beside Cherry Creek In Denver
call it
No Matter How Far
I Manage To Run
The Mississippi
Keeps Finding Me
it’s like that night
when you asked me why
i am so afraid of you
that i finally realized
you had no idea
how much wrong
you’ve done
it’s the sad
willfully-forgotten truth
that nearly all our rivers
seem to be named after
the people
that we stole them from
nearly all my nightmares
are for a hand
that has barely touched me
while i still carry the knuckles
of so many others on my skin
they dub me
Belle of the Bends
they call me
Muscatine
a mispronounced name
for an island
that used to be free
they sing it’s a long way down
to the bottom of the river
they sing one last time
before leaving
and i stare at the water
between Illinois
and Iowa
for one last time
this summer
i watch these people
and i see this boy
this angry
brooding
little boy
i see him catch a fish
how he stares at it
writhing in his hand
and then
how he throws it
straight down
at the sidewalk
as hard as he can
again
and again
and again
and again
and

AGUST D - Agust D

they call me new thang, a new recruit is here, take my stuff
whole world, concert, we’re practically eating up Asiana Asia
you could be my new thang, I’m different from these derelict hyungs
a celebrity’s mutiny, damn, only tough guys can take me on

somebody said this bullshit, that I’m sitting too easily
fuck you, I’m a pain in the ass to these hyungs who are far from success
honestly 싸이하누월* is embarrassing, now I sell half a million in a year
my size is different than what the K-pop category can hold, whoo

yeah, if you want to go ahead of me try reserving in first class
my seat is business, you’re economy, you’ll always be behind me kissing my ass
my next target is Billboard
Brazil to New York, my passport basically has no time to rest

A to the G to the U to the STD
I’m D boy because I’m from D
I’m a freak, a lunatic on the beat
my tongue technology sends you to Hong Kong with rap**

A to the G to the U to the STD
A to the G to the U to the STD
A to the G to the U to the STD
my tongue technology sends you to Hong Kong

I’ll hunt down those who copy the copiers, whether they’re hoobae or sunbae I’ll deal with them
whether I’m a bum or a wack or a fack, I carve history into this ground
among these boring-ass rappers I always get a bigger portion than others***
since I’m doing so well the hyungs want to take away my dish, their whining and jealousy is so noisy

hey ho, I don’t give a fuck when you waste your time
simply put, you’re burying yourself alive in the tomb you dug
hey ho, you guys can’t handle me
the majority of weak-ass rappers should be thankful I’m an idol

cause I’m busy, I’m busy 24/7, no need to rest
just play around with the latecomers, the wailing of those with only
jealousy and childishness left, they don’t even know what’s important****
Paris to New York, damn, my schedule has no time to rest

A to the G to the U to the STD
I’m D boy because I’m from D
I’m a freak, a lunatic on the beat
my tongue technology sends you to Hong Kong with rap

A to the G to the U to the STD
A to the G to the U to the STD
A to the G to the U to the STD
my tongue technology sends you to Hong Kong

I’m sorry, I really am sorry
I’m sorry that I was the one who took your dish*****
I’m sorry, don’t get angry
your health is your only asset, your mom will be upset if you lose it

I’m sorry, you should change your job
wasting your time isn’t good form, you should switch, boy
I’m sorry, I really am sorry
about the fact that your rappers can’t do as well as me

A to the G to the U to the STD
I’m D boy because I’m from D
I’m a freak, a lunatic on the beat
my tongue technology sends you to Hong Kong with rap

A to the G to the U to the STD
A to the G to the U to the STD
A to the G to the U to the STD
my tongue technology sends you to Hong Kong

A to the G to the U to the STD
I’m D boy because I’m from D
I’m a freak, a lunatic on the beat
my tongue technology sends you to Hong Kong with rap

A to the G to the U to the STD
A to the G to the U to the STD
A to the G to the U to the STD
my tongue technology sends you to Hong Kong

* 싸이하누월 is one of Yoongi’s pre-debut tracks, you can find it on YouTube

** there have been some claims that the “send you to Hong Kong” line has been “"mistranslated”“ as meaning to make someone orgasm. I’ll clear it up. if you ask someone to "send you to Hong Kong,” there are two possible meanings; 1) to make someone happy or give someone a gift; 2) to give someone pleasure/make them orgasm while having sex with them. given the content of the remainder of the verses in both Cypher: Killer and this mixtape, I feel that it’s safe to guess that Yoongi was referring to the second meaning.

*** this is the line that was translated as “fat dick ‘em.” to 'fat dick’ someone means to screw them over or cheat them out of something.

**** there was a movie released this year called “The Wailing” (Korean title 곡성, the same word Yoongi uses to describe the “wailing” of those who are jealous/childish) which had a famous line delivered by child actress Kim Hwanhee: “뭣이 중헌디? 뭐시 중허냐고! 뭣이 중헌지도 모르면서…” the line (delivered in dialect!) is translated as “what is important? I asked what’s important! you don’t even know what’s important…” and as I assumed Yoongi’s “뭣이 중헌지 몰라” was a reference to this line, I translated it the same way.

***** this is the same “밥그릇을 뺏긴 게” that Yoongi refers to earlier in the song (“I always get a bigger portion than others / since I’m doing so well the hyungs want to take away my dish”). it can be interpreted as “cutting one down to size,” “taking away his livelihood” etc. since 밥그릇 (literally 'rice bowl’) is something theoretically necessary to continue existence. 

please don’t repost, just reblog!

magicmadiplier  asked:

Once you get this you have to say five things you like about yourself, publicly, then send this to 10 of your favorite followers (non-negotiable) SPREAD POSITIVITY! ♡

My hair is pretty cool

My art is alright

I’m proud of how I’ve grown as a person this year

my eyeliner skills

my grades aren’t terrible


alrighty now it’s your turn 

@captain-super-booper-dooper @super-septic-pewdie-plier @puncturedanxiety @captain-assass @allieplier16 @divadonadance1 @autumn-feels @thatdamnokie @songsforfelurian @spidergirl8

The Leaders Debate

Hopefully, those of you who are British citizens out there are aware of the upcoming election which is coming closer with every day. I would encourage you to vote because political apathy is a huge problem within Britain and voting really does make a difference to some extent. Yesterday we witnessed the ‘leaders debate’ which for many people helped to decide which party they felt was worthy of governing the UK. In this post I do not wish to come across as bias to any particular candidate or party so I’m just going to give a list of each party and their key policies, then I will give my opinions on that after. If you do not wished to be swayed by what I have to say, stop reading after I’ve gone through the main candidates. Okay? Great. 

David Cameron (The Conservatives):

Main Pledges:

  • Eliminating the deficit
  • Cutting taxes by raising basic and higher rate starting points
  • Helping people to own their own home and have financial independence in retirement
  • Providing an education system that helps children reach their potential
  • Holding a referendum on Britain’s EU membership

Ed Miliband (Labour): 

Main Pledges: 

  • Cut the deficit every year, no extra borrowing for manifesto commitments
  • Make it illegal for employers to undercut British workers by exploiting migrants
  • Extra £2.5bn funding for the NHS, to pay for 20,000 more nurses and 8,000 GPs
  • Cut university tuition fees by £3,000
  • Freeze energy bills until 2017 and give energy regulator new powers to cut bills this winter

Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrats):

Main Pledges: 

  • Balance the budget fairly through a mixture of cuts and taxes on higher earners
  • Increase tax-free allowance to £12,500
  • Guarantee education funding from nursery to 19 and qualified teachers in every class
  • Invest £8bn in the NHS. Equal care for mental & physical health
  • Five new laws to protect nature and fight climate change

Natalie Bennett (Green):

Main Pledges: 

  • Publicly funded, publicly provided health service free at the point of use
  • End austerity and restore the public sector, creating jobs that pay at least a living wage
  • Build 500,000 social rented homes by 2020 and bring empty homes back into use
  • Work with other countries to ensure global temperatures do not rise by more than 2C
  • Scrap university tuition fees
  • Return the railways to public hands

Nigel Farage (United Kingdom Independence Party): 

Main Pledges: 

  • Rapid referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union
  • Control immigration
  • Powers for voters to recall MPs
  • Extra £3bn a year for the NHS
  • No tax on the minimum wage

Nicola Sturgeon (Scottish National Party): 

Main Pledges: 

  • Wants new job-creating powers for Holyrood
  • Will protect Scotland’s NHS budget; cut waiting and introduce a one-stop cancer diagnosis
  • Stands by free tuition and commitment to smaller classes
  • Backs minimum pricing for alcohol to cut cheap booze and make “towns and neighbourhoods safer”
  • Has a zero-waste strategy and backs low carbon transport
  • Wants independence to “determine our own destiny and build the best future for Scotland”

Leanne Wood (Plaid Cymru):

Main Pledges: 

  • Living wage for all employees by 2020
  • Extra 1,000 doctors for Welsh NHS
  • Scrap Bedroom Tax
  • Transfer control of criminal justice system - including policing - to Wales
  • Oppose renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system
  • Wales to get same powers as Scotland. Also similar funding - additional £1.2bn each year

My Opinion: 

Evidently, these are not all of the parties that Britain can vote for but these are certainly the most relevant parties. Why? Because as we saw five years ago, it is likely that neither the Conservatives nor Labour are going to win an overall majority and therefore will be forced into a coalition with either: the Lib Dems, Green, UKIP, SNP or Plaid Cymru. 

I’m not going to outright say who I’m going to vote for in the upcoming election, as I’m not entirely sure yet. However, I do prefer some parties to others and some candidates to others. 

In the case of the Conservatives and UKIP, I don’t believe we need a referendum on the EU because I do not believe that leaving the EU would be a good thing for Britain. Many people debate over this, so I won’t go in to too much detail but I just believe that the European Union is a good institution despite its flaws. This is not the only policy that I disagree on with the Conservatives or UKIP but it is my main disagreement with them and I feel like it is enough for me to not give them my personal support. 

The Green Party did not come across well in the Leaders debate, perhaps because they’re not used to the live debates and the publicity as they are somewhat new to this world of popularity within politics. However, I do believe that their policies shine through this, the environment and global warming is one of the key issues facing our world today (at least, in my opinion and Bill Nye’s). Furthermore, one of the main aims of the Green party is to abolish tuition fees completely. How they would be able to do this I don’t know, maybe it’s a little too idealistic as Nick Clegg quickly found out 5 years ago. But, I wouldn’t let this sway you. A vote for Green highlights that people support environmental change and environmental based policies which in turn makes the bigger parties change their policies so that they can win the Green voters back to them. Unfortunately, I doubt we will be seeing the Green Party becoming the leading party any time soon. 

I like to think of the Liberal Democrats as a nice in between of the Conservatives and Labour. They’re not too radical either way, they’re just a middle ground. I particularly enjoy their notion on having equal mental and physical health care treatment. Mental health is definitely a big issue currently, there is a huge stigma surrounding it and public actors such as Katie Hopkins (ew) are not helping with this situation. It’s unfortunate, but because the Lib Dems were unable to keep their promise about University tuition fees I fear that their popularity has decreased and they will not receive nearly as many votes as they did previously. This being said, they do have some very good policies such as: wanting laws to protect nature and prevent climate change and increasing funding to schools. 

I have to admit that I was very anti-Ed Miliband previous to this week. From what I had seen of him, he took very bad pictures and stumbled on his words a lot. He was certainly not what I viewed as a strong Prime Minister. However, after seeing him in recent interviews and in the leaders debate I have been enlightened and seen Ed in a new light. He is much stronger, he engages with the audience (albeit sometimes in a slightly creepy way) and he seemingly actually cares about people. Whether this is an act or not, I don’t know. But he seems so much more genuine and down to earth than David Cameron. He is a guy who I feel I could have a conversation with without feeling like lesser of a person whilst doing so. Furthermore, many of the Labour party policies would have an impact on me. I work for minimum wage, on a zero hour contract and I am at University. The Labour party wishes to raise the minimum wage, abolish zero hour contracts and wants to reduce university tuition fees by £3,000. What’s not to like there? 

As for Plaid Cymru and SNP I do not feel like I can comment too much on these parties as they are more representative of Wales and Scotland and their respective devolved parliaments. However, I must say that I was extremely impressed with each of their parties policies as they were not too country based and did actually have some policies that would help Britain as a whole. Furthermore, Nicola Sturgeon blew me away with her debating style and the confidence she had against the leaders of the other parties. If I was Scottish I would definitely back her, she seems like a brilliant leader and the SNP should be proud to have her. 

That’s my opinion, what’s yours? 

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Memories

We haven’t spoken for a week
Water is filling my lungs
Weed is growing in my brain
And I can’t hear a thing

We haven’t spoken for a month
I’m screaming oceans
My mind is decaying
And I forgot how to swim

We haven’t spoken for a year
My tears have turned dry
Birds are nesting in my hair
And I haven’t slept for days