you keep thinking about it

Thank You {Because seriously...it’s all I say here..}

Like—wow—thank you all for the kind comments on the latest installment of The Fall on here and on AO3. I know some people tell me it’s pretty good and all that, but some of y’all came right out the gate swinging telling me that it was a lot more than just as simple as that, and I’m like…in tears??

I didn’t think a silly story that I wrote from a crazy dream would turn into such a liked story; especially when I am so hard on myself when it comes to my work in general, so thank you…seriously. The ones that were scared to speak filled my comment boxes with amazing paragraphs of stuff, and I just cry in the corner at how awesome it is to hear from you, so—yeah—thank you isn’t really enough, but it’s all I can say right now as I am speechless?

Also thank you to those that have said something and put lovely comments in your reblogs or in the tags. That’s so kind of you. ♥♥♥

Thank you as well to the people who sent in donations from ko-fi to me and or commissioned me lately…that’s just…MOAR TEARS…I SWEAR..UGH. TT^TT

I do thank the 3 people who have sent in requests and ideas—they are there, and I promise I will get to them through the week. Thank you for sending them in~! ♥♥ I was getting through some commissions first was why I haven’t responded to them yet. x3; But thank you for the ideas~!

Much love to you amazing followers, fans, and friends. You’re all great. ♥

~Oreana Galena

So I’ve been thinking about the riders, and in particular, about what they’re scared of. After all everyone is scared of something, right? So, I thought it would be fun to have a little play around and see what I can come up with for what the riders fear! Buuut, I’m only going to do Hiccup and Astrid in this post, mainly because I’m feeling lazy right now, and I’ll try to do the other riders in the future! (Dam, I feel like I always say that). Also sorry for how long this post is! Alright, well, this is it!       

1. Hiccup - I feel as though the most obvious answer would be losing people, or things important to him. If you think about it, he seems to keep losing important people in his life. To start, he lost his mother when he was only a baby. Then in the first movie, he arguably lost Stoick after he said ‘you are not my son’, and he also lost Toothless. As Astrid worded it, he lost everything - his tribe, his father, his best friend…Of course, he got their respect back and Toothless was safe and everything, but the events would still leave a lasting impact on him. Next, in the series, he nearly loses a lot of things, but he doesn’t really lose too much (that I can think of right now). But we can take into account his attitude towards the dragon toy that Valka made him - he obviously values it a lot, because he feels as if it brings someone he lost closer back to him. Also, in rtte, he values the Edge a lot, and would probably hate to lose it (I guess we’ll find out exactly how he would react in season 5, right?). Now, in httyd 2, we all know what happens - yep, Stoick gets blown up. Well, not literally, but he still dies. Anyway before that, Hiccup didnt lose something, he gained something. He got Valka back. The way he reacts to this - it’s clear that he is extremely grateful. But now - back to the point of losing things. He also lost Toothless for a short amount of time, when Drago’s Bewilderbeast took control of him. I feel like I’m dragging on about this too much though sooo I’ll round it off here by saying that I think we have some pretty good evidence for Hiccup’s fear (or at least one of them) to be losing people.

2. Astrid - A likely answer for Astrid might be failing. Astrid seems to feel the need to be good at what she does, to not drop behind or dissapoint anyone. But, after the first movie, and as time goes on, Astrid seems to get better at handling this, and seems not to care at all in httyd 2. So for Astrid this is a bit more difficult, because she seems to try and act strong and hide her fears. Then again, that could be her fear - that people may find out that isn’t as tough as she acts. To some, that may seem like a stupid fear, but it’s really not, and it’s one that a lot of people have. Allow me to explain - in Astrid’s eyes, if the other riders start to think she isn’t all tough, they might start to try and help her more. She then thinks of how the other teens may veiw this as a waste of their time (of course we all know it isn’t, but you can be your own worst enemy at times and your mind can lead to conclusions that others would think are completely irrational). Then she would think that this means the other riders would hate her. I have no idea if that made any sense, buuutt I tried. Anyway, now that I’ve explained that, let’s talk about Astrid in the first movie. She’s top of the class, and best at dragon fighting. She also seems to already be pretty well respected by the other teens. This may have made her feel as though she needed to act like what they saw her as - a girl who didn’t need help and could handle herself. Of course this isn’t true - everyone needs help every now and then, but I’ll try not to stray too far away from the topic at hand. Astrid always sets a good example for herself. Next I’ll talk about the series. She is shown on several occasions to try and make sure the other riders don’t worry about her. A perfect example of this is Buffalord Soldier. She keeps telling the others that she’s fine and to not worry about her. Honestly, she’s clearly dying, but she’s still all like ‘oh no I’m fiiiine don’t worry about me nope I’ll just go coLLAPSE ON THIS BED OOPS NOPE THAT DOESN’T MEAN I’M SICK SERIOUSLY GUYS STOP WORRYING’ (seriously Astrid, you’re fooling no one). Anyway Fishlegs also says in that episode that she’s Astrid, of course she’d say there’s nothing wrong (yeah it’s not the exact quote but oh well). So this all supports the idea of Astrid not wanting others to worry about her, not wanting them to think she needs them (note: this isn’t her being rude or anything, she’s doing it to try and save the other riders from worrying because she thinks they have better things to do). Now then, there isn’t much we can say about httyd 2, as the plot revolves mainly around Hiccup and Toothless. So I won’t talk about it (also because I’m aware of how long this post is getting). But anywayyy, what I’m trying to say is Astrid always seems to act tough, and she does this to stop the other riders from worrying. Her fear is that she might waste their time and they’ll hate her for it.

Ok that’s about it! Sorry for such a long post, but I hope you liked it! 😊💕

i know its bullshit we’re asked to decide our life path at age 18 but yall im telling you to keep thinking about it even during your first year or two of college dont become hellbent on one thing have a backup plan dont be like me and lock yourself into a field you grew to hate

To all my writers out there, particularly fanfic writers because I am one and I’m feelin this hardcore

  • It’s okay that you haven’t written for a while, you can take breaks.
  • You can start writing again whenever you want, you don’t need an excuse.
  • If you would still like an excuse, here it is: I want you to start again, you should totally do it.
  • It’s ok if you’re out of practice, you’ll pick up traction again.
  • We’re all learners and its good to have role models, but try to be better than the writer were before, and try less to be ‘as good as’ someone else.
  • It’s alright to abandon a piece if you have no enthusiasm or passion left for it.
  • It’s okay to be needlessly dramatic.
  • It’s okay to be needlessly ridiculous.
  • Write the crackfic, write the rarepair, or write the popular pair. Write what you want to write.
  • Yes someone has probably written this scene before.
  • Write it anyway if you want to write it.
  • Yeah that trope has probably been done a million times.
  • Use it anyway if you want to use it.
  • Probably there are people who are tired of reading about that AU.
  • Write it anyway, they don’t have to read it.
  • Respect your audience, but don’t let other people dictate what you create.
  • Reblog your own work. Be proud of it. You deserve to pat yourself on the back.
  • I’m proud of you, you’re doing great.
  • Keep writing, keep making stuff. People will care. 
  • Future you will especially care.
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do you know that (8/8) : bts edition

ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Iwa Sketchpage! Pick/Tag your fav. Mine’s bottom left corner for some reason.

Seeing all this stuff about the Alex Tizon discourse is making me wanna throw up. 

Listen. What they did? It’s slavery. We know. We get it.  But it’s not your slavery, it is a product of the broken system which we have been mired in, one which America has been directly complicit in. It’s an unfortunate case, horrifying, not entirely unexpected, but not exactly the norm. The issue here is that foreigners are trying to put words in our mouth and making this discussion about them instead of letting Filipinos process this and have a proper conversation about it without them shutting us down and screaming BUT SLAVERY!!! APOLOGISTS!!! not only that but they’re deliberately misunderstanding our language and honorifics, they are making things out to be something they’re not.

The system is broken. Any Filipino can tell you that. Yelling at us isn’t going to fix it unless you can somehow fix an entire culture with a press of a button and magically remove 400 years of colonialism and oppression, both by foreigners and fellow Filipinos, which has directly contributed to how desperate and helpless our people have become. It just doesn’t work that way.

But what really pisses me off about this? It’s because we’ve already been silenced before. We have been colonized, mistreated, our culture erased and labeled as inferior, our country gutted for resources and labor and this is still happening, just now its happening on more socially acceptable terms. 

Context and the underlying culture does matter, especially when our culture has already been so abused and erased that we have no idea what kind of culture or history we would have had if it hadn’t been beaten out of us by colonizers for 400 years, even the name of our country, our very identity. To this day we still struggle with our identity as a people, with the colonial mentality and nation-wide inferiority complex instilled in us by colonizers.

Keep in mind that every time you yell at us about how culture doesn’t matter, you’re all slavery apologists, without taking into consideration our views, our culture and the system which contributes to this, and how people are still working to correct it despite the fact that progress will likely not come for another 20? 30? years maybe even longer. Progress is slow when you live in a country where every system is designed against you. We are seeing people from a country which oppressed us, attempting to once again erase our narrative and tell us they know better, perhaps then you can forgive us for being wary of foreigners dismissing our culture and views to propagate their own.

“what?”

I like the idea of ???% signing even more than originally planned, i think i’m going to do more!

Raising My Legson: Never Introduce Your Friends

Legdad: Son, where did you learn that?!
Legson: Uncle Jeoncena told me if I do this I’ll lead a fulfilling life *keeps legdabbing*
Legdad: *shakes fist* JUNGKOOK

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cockles panel at jibcon

“Um, so, my kids know very little about Supernatural. They– hold on just, um. We have these little figurines. We have big dolls…”

Missing someone I shouldn’t even be thinking about.
—  March 17, 2017
You can hear it in the silence

Sometime in 8th year…

Harry isn’t exactly sure what to think at first.

There are glances across the room. Like nothing has changed. Like everything has changed.

It feels familiar and yet… new.

It confuses him.

It’s not like the hate is suddenly gone. Harry still feels it whenever he looks at him. But it’s different now.

He can’t really describe it. He has tried several times. Ron and Hermione have asked him about it. They’ve noticed something is “off”, as they call it.

“It’s not that we’re not glad you aren’t fighting anymore. There’s been enough fighting,” Hermione had said.

“Yeah, it’s just… weird, you know. Now you’re just staring at each other,” Ron  had added.

Harry sighs as he tries to remember what he told them. It was probably something vague. Because… what Ron and Hermione don’t know… Harry has been meeting him. At night. In secret. They would just sit together and talk. But, Harry supposes, not like other people would.

They each take turns talking, while the other listens. Just listens. There are no interruptions, no judgement. They just each let the other talk. It’s been weirdly therapeutic. And also soothing.

Yesterday was Harry’s turn and after talking about his godson and Quidditch and classes, he also recounted one of his nightmares. He never talks about them with anyone. He doesn’t want to hear what they mean or that maybe he should see a mind healer. He knows perfectly well what they mean. So, simply talking about it, having the opportunity to get it out in the open and out of his system… it’s freeing. Harry also never appreciated before, how much it means when somebody listens, really just listens to him. It is a whole new experience.

As Harry makes his way to the tower nobody wants to go to anymore, he wonders what he will talk about tonight. Sometimes he talks about his mother. Never about his father. Sometimes he doesn’t say anything at all and they just sit there in silence. At first, Harry thought this was a waste of time. But it was in that silence, he realized that something really is different between them. It’s as if something between them has… shifted.

So when Harry sees Draco enter the tower, his body doesn’t go rigid. It relaxes. When Draco sits down beside him and their fingers touch, Harry doesn’t pull away. He welcomes the warmth. When Draco doesn’t say anything, Harry isn’t annoyed. He understands.

It’s in that moment, as Draco lays his head on Harry’s shoulder and Harry puts an arm around his waist, that he knows. He never thought he could be this sure. But he is. He knows.

He’s in love.

And it makes him smile.

I just want to get out of here. I want to call you and tell you everything that’s wrong and i want you to tell me that its going to be okay. I need you to tell me its going to be okay.

trepanties  asked:

Your Kuroiro is so cute I love him! If you get the chance I'd love to see my bby Honenuki again in your style! (Also hello I too am a Fran!)

Same name!!! Hi!!!!!!!!!!! *O* and sure, here’s an ikemen for you!

I keep thinking of how much I love talking to you,...

how good you look when you smile.
How much I love your laugh.
I daydream about you all the time
replaying pieces of our conversation,
laughing at funny things you said or did.
I’ve memorized your face
and the way you look at me.
I want you to know that I cherish every moment that I spend with you.