you get off

Hey, um…I just wanted to let you guys know that I won’t really be on here much this week. …I’m not sure. Depends on my mood and how I’m feeling mentally, and if I get busy with family stuff.

But I’ve never really mentioned it on here before, but my great-grandpa hasn’t been doing the greatest the past couple years, and I’m very close with my mom’s parents and her grandparents, so I’m a bit shaken up right now.

Though very recently this year he’s taken many falls, and suffered many concussions. And just not too long ago he was sent to the hospital due to his mental state (being hard to deal with) and are trying to figure out how many possible strokes and other things he mught have had. He’s…in a state where’s he’s mentally unstable and confused. And he’s currently been diagnosed with CTE, which is…not good. It’s only going to get worse from here as he’s immediately going to be sent to a nursing home (if able) to by the end of this week after he gets out of the hospital.

My family are going through a hard time right now, so if you could have me, my family, and my great-grandparents in your thoughts, I’d really appreciate it. ♥︎

Thank you, and hope you all have a wonderful day/night. ♥︎

                                                        ᗷᗩᑕK Oᖴᖴ.
                                         This is a
ᴡᴀʀɴɪɴɢ, like it or not      
                I’m tired of listenin’, I’m
ᴡᴀʀɴɪɴɢ you, don’t try to get up!

(From a Q&A with Pablo Hidalgo, 2003)
“[Leia] has a real image of her father.  It’s Bail Organa.”

I really loved this answer for something I hadn’t thought too much of.  It’s fairly common to have Leia not thinking of Anakin Skywalker as her father, but it’s something that I appreciate being laid out here all the same–that biology is not the be-all-end-all of family relationships and that it’s about what the character themselves want.

Luke always wanted a father, he daydreamed about it all his life.  Leia, on the other hand, was satisfied with her life, and so her real family is the one she lost on Alderaan.  But, to be fair, Luke was also on an incredibly boring planet, while Leia lived a much more exciting life, he had much more to yearn for than she did, he felt a pull to the stars in a way that she was already living out.

They were both raised with two loving adults who weren’t their biological parents, but it depended on what the person at the center themselves wanted and how they felt about it, not about this idea that sharing genetic material with someone should always be triumphant over the people who cared for you, who were there day in and day out, who taught you, who played with you, who tucked you into bed, who answered your questions when you had them, who loved you.

It’s one of my favorite things about Star Wars, that whether it’s Leia with the Organas or the adoptions of the Jedi or the found family of the Phoenix crew, that family doesn’t have to be just genetics.  Family are the people who care for you and are there for those important moments in your life and are the ones that influence you.  Family can be about blood, but it doesn’t have to be, and those families don’t have to be traditional structures (though, those are good, too!) to be real.

this is going to be worded very harshly, but i feel like the harshness is sort of justified here: there is absolutely no good reason for keeping a high-profile exotic animal as a pet. none. most people purchase mynahs, servals, possums, hornbills, crocodiles, etc because they use them as an extension of their own identity, to seem quirky or cool or to show their status. that’s cruel. not only is it cruel to the animal itself, but it does nothing but add money (directly or indirectly) to the ethically unsound business that is the exotic pet trade.

if you want a small mammal that is active, curious, and affectionate, then get a cat. they actually do well in captivity. if you don’t want a cat because “they’re too boring,” then you shouldn’t even own an animal. there you go. 

Being nonbinary is nothing to be ashamed of. You don’t have to be bursting with pride, ready to shout it from the rooftops if that’s just not who you are, but nor should you have to hide it, keep it tucked away. It’s a part of you, big or small, and you shouldn’t have to worry about life being complicated because of it, or what other people may think.

You do you. Be nonbinary. Pin the flag to your wall, or just whisper it to yourself in the middle of the night. Lead rallying cries for nonbinary support groups, or just reblog nb posts on tumblr. Be nonbinary, whatever and however that means for you.

huhuhh this was originally for a request for jasper leading a battle and then it sorta just ended up being jailbreak-y lol

i’ll be in the middle while you two get along

anyways i’ll kill myself right now lmao