you know what they say about that

it’s not like i’m on fire. i sort of miss being on fire. when i was on fire at least i knew it wasn’t just me, that my illness was alive, scorching. there were claw marks in everything. it was so bad it was a brand. everyone could see, you know? but now i am just lazy. now there’s nothing but empty. now i’m an adult and i’m handling thing. the fire is still burning, it’s just that most people die from the smoke inhalation, you know? like i look fine. but my lungs don’t work. i’m saying i fucked up and my future is dying. my dreams are curled up somewhere, smothered. i’m handling it really well. everything looks good. i think. it’s just i can’t even feel what’s been happening. it’s just i think i should feel what’s been happening, and i would be scared about what this means, but i can’t be. did you know you can be in the burning house and also outside of it at the same time. my therapist says this is disassociation. i tell her. if some part of me is in and some part is out, we both win. it’s just it got too heavy to carry so i left my heart in there. it might actually even be a good thing. i don’t know. i can’t tell. i can’t feel anything.

Paul Ryan Pulls Doomed Health Care Bill at Trump’s Request

The GOP has pulled the Health Care bill that would have repealed and replaced the Affordable Care Act.

“You’ve all heard me say this before — moving from an opposition party to a governing party comes with growing pains and, well, we’re feeling those growing pains today,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said following the announcement.

“This is a disappointing day for us,” he added. “Doing big things is hard. All of us, all of us, myself included, will need time to reflect on how we got to this moment, what we could have done to do it better. … This is a setback, no two ways about it — but it is not the end of the story because I know that every man and woman in this conference is now motivated more than ever to step up on their game, to deliver on our promises.”

Also Read: Trump Rips GOP Over Healthcare: ‘Finally Your Chance for a Great Plan’

President Trump spoke from the Oval Office after Ryan’s announcement, saying that the health care bill fell short in the lead-up to the House vote because of no support from Democrats. “They weren’t going to give us a single vote,” the president said.

He went on to say that he is “open” to tackling health care again if “Obamacare” implodes. “If [Democrats] got together with us and get a real health care bill, I’d be totally open to it. And I think that’s going to happen. If it loses… Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer… now they own Obamacare. They own it. They 100 percent own it.”

Trump added, “It’s imploding and will soon explode. And it’s not going to be pretty.”

Also Read: 'Morning Joe’ Trashes Trump’s Health Care Plan: 'Obviously Stupid Play’ (Video)

With news outlets reporting that 27 Republicans in the House were solidly in the “no” camp and another four likely to follow, the outcome of the bill was in doubt from the get-go. As of Friday morning, the approval of the GOP health care plan was at 17 percent.

“Why would you schedule a vote on a bill that is at 17% approval? Have we forgotten everything Reagan taught us?” former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich tweeted earlier. MSNBC calls it “a failure marked in the official congressional record.”

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi told AP, “Today is a victory for the American people.”

Next on President Trump’s agenda: a pivot to tax cuts and tax reform.

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Dear New Simblrs....

The simblr community can be a scary place and with a lot drama and negativity. I have seen people post about not feeling included and having difficulty fitting in and it upsets me as there is a large part of this community that are awesome. But joining here is like switching highschool halfway through the semester. You are the obvious newbie and that’s super difficult. So here are some tips:

What To Do

  1. Start building up your simblr! We want to know who you are, what your style is! Post pictures of your sims :)
  2. Start commenting! Liking posts is cool, but comments are what makes people notice you. Just say something nice, make other simmers recognize your name as someone who leaves sweet messages.
  3. Find simblrs you like and follow them! I find it better to follow less people but give those more attention. Trying to be everyone’s best friend is difficult.
  4. Send those simblrs a message! Most people have open IMs and just saying “hey I love your sims!” is a great way to start a conversation
  5. Be personal! It means a lot more if you tell people you love a certain sim by name, or mention something about them you saw in a post. It shows others you actually really look at their stuff ;)
  6. Join in! There are so many RP groups out there, groupme chats you can join in to meet new people.
  7. Pixel Buddies! This page will find you another simblr who will look after you and pull you into the community!
  8. Collab! People often love to collab. Just ask someone in IM but try to be humble about it and maybe get to know them a bit more before you ask.
  9. Use the search tool! add “/search/*” at the end of any tumblr to search for stuff. Maybe search “collab” if you want to know who they collab with. Or just read their answered asks to find out what that simmer is like.
  10. Don’t be afraid! We actually don’t bite ;) We love meeting new people! And asking for help is always okay!

What NOT To Do

  1. Endlessly reblog other people’s posts. This takes away from your own simblr and makes you look more like you are trying to get friends.
  2. Count your followers. Sure it is awesome to have a lot of them, but they come naturally while you develop your page. Really important are those people you become friends with.
  3. Sit in the corner and do nothing. If we don’t know you are have never heard of your simblr, it’s going to be hard for us to integrate you. So just keep posting and commenting so we know who you are!
  4. Complain publically ;) We might have a lot of drama here, but most of us don’t like it. Posts bringing up issues, saying the community isn’t nice etc makes people back away.
  5. Want. Getting asks like “can I have your sim” etc is a bit too forward when you don’ know someone. Just talk to someone first or maybe start your ask off telling them how much you like their simblr and that you have seen they share sims and you were wondering if maybe they might share with you. How you say it is everything!
  6. Get caught up in Drama. First impressions do count. So try to keep a profile as someone who just sims and is friendly.
  7. Do take simblr too seriously. There is no prize to be won and in the end, real-life is still more important!

It really is like highschool a bit here, so keep that in mind. I started out here with very little friends but just by IMing people, leaving nice comments and helping where I can I have met so many awesome new people. The first instinct is either to hide in the corner and hope someone will find you, are to try and suck up to simblrs you think are well-known. Neither really work. Some things take time and require some effort. This advice is my personal advice, that I have taken from my own experiences and those from newer simblrs I have seen thrive over the last months. I hope this can help some!


anonymous asked:

I was a cashier at a major Home improvement store and I had a customer complaining about an employee at another store. There was an issue with his purchase so I called my supervisor, and he kept complaining, and said "But, you know... he wasn't white." And laughed. And my supervisor laughed with him. And when he said "Look, she doesn't know what to say!" and laughed at me, my supervisor laughed at me too. So I told my "not white" store manager and that bitch supervisor got demoted. Fuck em both

anonymous asked:

What do you think about Holly not wanting to be called gg mom ? I saw what she said on twitter and thought she was joking but apparently she's really pissed ?? I don't really know her so i'm kinda confused

I think it is very reasonable. She doesn’t qualify herself as a grump and also she’s their friend and not their mom. Mom can have stigmas attached to it, like being the downer or the one that has to look after everyone, it can seem dowdy, I get why she doesn’t want that. 

Also, I saw her say she doesn’t want to be referred to as a ‘Grump wife’ which also makes sense. When we recognize Holly for only her proximity to the grumps and tie her identity to the grumps then we’re invalidating her personal achievements and her own online identity / brand. 

anonymous asked:

Aaron has been waiting so long to be his own man. Be an adult. Grow up. He was getting a bit left behind what with Adam and Vic being all grown and domestic. Say what you want about Robert. But knowing him and loving him has given Aaron that independence and courage to strike out on his own. Without Paddy or Chas hovering behind him to catch when he falls. Mr Sugden is Aaron's bravest and most mature incarnation.

………………………………………….ok so im dead now

Originally posted by catnoir-will-jace

Cute Things So Far

Vax continuing to refer to Percy as “Freddy” once again, so much so that the entire party picks up on it.

Discussion about nicknames, including Vax asking Percy what he’d prefer to be called? It was v. sweet?

Vax: “I am Lady Keyleth’s….special friend…”

Vex giggling when she refers to Tary’s inventions as “trinkets”

Whole-party acknowledgement that post-battles Vex will be doing Percy.

Whitney says “You’re the Voice of the Tempest, ofc you’re allowed to interrupt me!” and Kiki is immediately “Oh no oh NO I don’t wanna be that kind of ruler!”

Grog gives Good Life Advice about Not Worrying Too Much about the future aww

Vex: I wanna know what Keyleth looks like as a succubus!

Western philosophers rated by fightability

Kant - You are in a town in Prussia. A frail looking man accosts you. He knows you know who he is. And he knows that you can see the glint in his eye that says the beating that he’s about to deliver unto you is going to be universalised. 8/10, it’s gonna get Copernican. 

Hume - A jovial looking Scottish man approaches. Despite his large frame and somewhat soft appearance you… you… uh, what? Is he here? Are you here? Is this, is this just a bundle of sense data? Somewhere, however in some small recess of your brain - if that’s a thing, you know he’s barrelling towards you at incredible speed. 9/10, this is going to hurt. Without doubt. 

Camus - You’re in a café. You think. It sounds like one, but all you can see is smoke and all you can smell is (other than smoke) deep thought. A man approaches. He smiles. Fighting you would be absurd, he explains, in beautiful floral French. You talk a while, about life, love, his work and honestly he just melts your heart. Fade to black. You awake the next morning refreshed and ready to continue fighting. 2/10, he left money on the sidetable. How rude. 

Sartre - You make your way onto a bustling Parisian street. You think. Again, it sounds like one but there’s a still strictly ludicrous amount of smoke. It parts like the red sea. A bespectacled man approaches. He looks at you, and you know that while this man may not know himself, he knows how to fight you. The smoke envelopes you once more. He’s coming. 9/10, hell is this fight in particular.

Žižek - You’re in a fast food restaurant car park in Slovenia, and so on. You are bizarrely aware of the nature of society as you sniff. You don’t have a cold. For some reason you keep thinking about batman. The Soviet national anthem begins to play as a bedraggled man emerges from a bin and lurches towards you and so on. 7/10, the ideology may be pure but this fight is going to get dirty.

Diogenes of Sinope - You’re in a barrel. Masturbating. You reckon you could get used to this. Maybe you’ll go and interrupt a lecture later. Suddenly, the barrel is rolling. Someone yells at you in the most vulgar greek to stop cramping his fucking style. Oh, right. You get up, out of the barrel and lock eyes with the also masturbating Diogenes. In his free hand he wields a plucked chicken like a flail. 9.5/10, behold, a boss battle.

The Trinity - The notion of disrupting a lecture still appeals, so you head down the road to the academy. Before you arrive, you are manhandled into an alley and out and up onto the acropolis. It seems all of Athens has assembled. As you are shoved into… a wrestling ring, the crowd begins to roar derision at you. From the opposite corner approaches a man they bill as the Macedonian Menace. Zeus alive, you already know that syllogistically he’s going to beat your ass. The crowd roars even louder for some reason, and a second man enters the ring. It’s Plato. He roars and cracks an amphora of oil over his head. The crowd goes ballistic. He screams something about the form of the ass whooping. You cower. As if that weren’t enough, a third much older and frailer man approaches, and the two assembled part deferentially. Hovering about a foot above the floor of the ring is Socrates. I was wrong, he says - but more as a thought in your head than a vocalisation, I know one thing. He pauses for effect. The crowd is still. You’re fucking dead. 30/10, good luck.

anonymous asked:

ily = i love yuuri

Headcanon that Victor isn’t very up-to-date with English texting lingo, and that at some point he asks someone what “ily” means and he mistakenly hears them say “I love Yuuri” instead of “I love you.” Internally, he’s like ‘ahhh that makes sense’ because, yes, everyone in Saint Petersburg loves Yuuri. It makes sense that Mila and Sara would text each other “I love Yuuri.”

So he starts texting Yuuri “ily” and Yuuri starts saying it back. Victor finds this slightly odd but also very endearing because!!! Yes!!! Yuuri loves Yuuri!!! One day they’re talking and Victor makes a note about this and Yuuri has to explain it to him and…. And Victor is shook……

As a final note on this topic: though it’s still unclear what it is, it’s pretty clear at this point that there is some significant and disturbing relationship between the Russian government and the Trump campaign/administration. That said, it’s the case for this is being (often intentionally) exaggerated and distorted by the Democratic Party and their supporters for political reasons. A big part of that is that they know Americans are deeply distrustful of Russia, and are using that to their advantage. But they’re doing so without realizing that they’re doing foreign policy hawks’ jobs for them by expanding the breadth and solidifying the presence of anti-Russian sentiment. If they had gone on and on about the dangers of Putin and Russia they way that they currently are in, say, 2012, what would anti-militarist liberals have left to say when the Republicans start pushing for further intervention against Russian-backed forces (and Russian forces) in the Ukrainian Civil War? How do you spend a year talking about the all-encompassing dangers of Russia and then turn around and (correctly) recognize that they aren’t as much of a military threat as many claim, and that US “action” would only make things worse?

The potential implications for US foreign policy of this push by Democrats to prove that they’re even more opposed to Russia than the Republicans are on are pretty unsettling.

Bahshdjsjj I don’t know what it is lately but when I see certain people, I have no problem with saying, out loud, shit like “okay but they look like a foot”. Then I think “THAT IS SO MEAN” but THEN!!! They turn out to be evil and I’m like…oh nvm that’s why I said that mean shit about you.

anonymous asked:

I've always loved the way you write ur fic. Part of me did wish there was a liiiittle bit more monologuing on yuuri and Victor's feelings aside from skating - not too explicit but the same way you've been doing it. But looking at what you're saying about the next chapters it seems like it's just a matter of time for Victor, which I realised makes sense because feelings are developing. For yuuri though, if not in the fic, maybe a drabble for what and how much he feels for shouta would be nice...

So I don’t know if I delivered on the internal monologuing… like I said, I’m much more action oriented of a writer… so here’s some of that.  ;) This basically takes place immediately after Chapter 19.

When the cab pulled up to the house, Yuuri wasn’t even surprised to see Shouta waiting outside the gate, straddling his bike with Vicchan on his leash straining and wanting to bark at the car.  No, Yuuri wasn’t surprised, but his chest clenched a little at the sight.  If it was possible, Shouta always met him after he came back from a competition.

Yuuri climbed out of the back of the cab after Riku and went around to pull his suitcase out of the trunk, but Shouta was already there next to Alexei and was taking Yuuri’s large suitcase, leaving Yuuri with just his carry-on.  

“Okaeri.”  Shouta’s voice was quiet and Yuuri smiled and leaned into his shoulder for a minute before bending down and picking Vicchan up, tucking him close with one arm as he wiggled and squirmed and tried to lick his face.  With his free hand he grabbed his small carry-on and followed Alexei and Riku into their house.  

Alexei, as was the norm, just left his suitcase next to the door and headed into the kitchen to see if he could find something to eat.  Riku smiled at them and then went to follow her husband, reminding him that the fridge was practically empty, and that, no, prawn crackers did not constitute real food, and if he wanted something real to eat that they should make a trip to the store.

“Upstairs?”  Shouta asked, his hand still on Yuuri’s large suitcase.  

Yuuri just nodded and then turned to face the kitchen.  He unhooked Vicchan’s collar and put him down.  “I bet Lyosha wants a hello too.”  And Vicchan rushed off, bounding toward Alexei and no doubt treats because his coach spoiled his pup as much as he did.

Shouta was already pushing his suitcase against his closet when Yuuri walked into his room.  He dropped his things and just sort of looked at Shouta.  He hadn’t seen him in almost a week and had barely talked to him, just some exchanges through Twitter, but… Yuuri had missed him.  Seeing him made his heart clench in a funny way.  He wouldn’t say it was love.  That was such a weighted word, but if he was speaking English, maybe.  Russian, most likely.  But in Japanese, no.  It wasn’t love, but it was definitely a very strong sort of like.

Love, to him, was something that was just too big.  Too… scary.  But this.  Him and Shouta, it was just right.  Hands that fit together in a clasp when their fingers tangled.  Knowing smirks, when someone said something about how they were always in each other’s company.  He was easy to relax around; always ready to play a game or watch something, never demanded more of Yuuri’s time than he was willing to give or could give.  But then, Yuuri did the same to him.  Yuuri didn’t think that he’d ever be able to be with someone who didn’t have a schedule with demands like his.  How could they even begin to understand?  They couldn’t.

Shouta could.

“Do I have something on my face?  You’re staring?”  Shouta looked down at his shirt.  “Did I get some sauce on me from lunch?  I went to that Chinese gyoza place.  The one that you’re not allowed to eat at anymore?  I figured it’d be better to go before you got back then after and–”

“You don’t have anything on your shirt.  Though it’s really mean to mention the gyoza place.  I was so bummed when Alexei added it to the list of places that were off limits.  Especially now that I’m officially off-season and can’t even go once in a while.”  Yuuri crossed the distance separating them, letting his backpack drop to the ground.  He pressed his hands to Shouta’s cheeks.  “I was just thinking that I missed you while I was in the Netherlands.”

Shouta’s eyebrows went up.  “Really?”  And he hands went to Yuuri’s waist, gripping the fabric of his shirt and drawing it taut over Yuuri’s stomach.

Yuuri nodded.  He brought Shouta’s head closer to his own, negating the height difference and kissed him.  It took less than a second for Shouta to start kissing him back, his hands going around Yuuri’s back.

Yuuri leaned back for a second, breaking the kiss, and looked at Shouta, and smiled. “I won gold.”

“I know.  I saw.”

Yuuri shook his head.  “I won gold at Junior Worlds.  That’s like… like… better than nationals. Better than the Junior Grand Prix.  I’m the best Junior skater in the WORLD.”


“What do you mean, and?”  Yuuri bit his lip.

“And, when are you going to beat that gold medalist on your wall and be even better?”

Yuuri kissed Shouta again, deeper and hungrier, licking into his mouth and letting his fingers tangle in the short strands of hair at the back of his head.  Shouta groaned and pressed closer, and Yuuri really, really, really hoped that no one was going to knock on his door and interrupt even for something as stupid as letting him know they were going to the store.

Yuuri stepped back, pulling Shouta with him until they could topple onto his bed.  It was small, but so much more comfortable.  He pulled away for another second.  “I’m working on it.  I’ll get to Seniors, and then you’ll see.”

Shouta rolled them so he could lean over Yuuri.  “Good?  I want to boast that you’re a World Champion, without having to put Junior in front of it.”  Shouta nipped at Yuuri’s bottom lip.  

“I’ll get there.  I want to win.”  Yuuri slipped his hands under Shouta’s shirt and over the well-defined muscles of his abs.  Yuuri’s season was ending, but Shouta’s was just about to begin; it was obvious he’d been putting in extra time, something that Yuuri could appreciate.

“I know you want to win.  You always want to win, even if you never say it.  You wouldn’t be a competitive athlete if you didn’t.”

“Hmm.”  Yuuri relaxed back into the mattress and pulled off Shouta’s shirt and letting himself look at the lean muscles of his boyfriend, there wasn’t much bulk, just strength, mainly focused on his shoulders, and Yuuri knew, his upper back.  “No more talking.”

“No talking?”

Yuuri kissed Shouta again to shut him up.

I don’t know… maybe I should have kept it in at the beginning of the next chapter… I just don’t know anymore…

Fake Chats #156
  • Seokjin: and I just want to say how incredibly proud I am of all of you and you've made my life the best it could me.
  • Jungkook: hyung, the chicken isn't an award. It's food.
  • Yoongi: you know, fills up your belly and you make those noises when you like something?
  • Namjoon: look, Taehyung's already fallen asleep. How long was that, anyway?
  • Jimin: 3 and 1/2 minutes, not counting all the times he paused to wipe fake tears.
  • Hoseok: what did we do to deserve this?
  • Seokjin: did you not hear all those wonderful things I just said about you?
  • Yoongi: nope. My stomach was growling too loudly.
  • Seokjin: ungrateful brats.
  • Jimin: Tae, wake up, Jin-hyung finished his speech?
  • Taehyung: it's time for bed?
  • Hoseok: chicken, here, eat.
  • Taehyung: oh, hyung, I'm glad you like my smile.
  • Jungkook: he heard that?
  • Jimin: Taejin strikes again.
  • Yoongi: oh no, don't start.

anonymous asked:

William is so spoiled, all he has to do when he's in trouble is say how horrible it is that he lost his mommy 20 years ago. He never says he's sorry and blames others for his mistake, I mean he was Always a spoiled child, but after Diana died he got even more spoiled

when the fuck does he talk about his mother? And if he was to talk about her all damn day, what the fuck does it matter to you? Have you lost a parent? Do you know what that feels like? If no, SHUT THE FUCK UP.. If yes, you should know better than to speak this way.

and when has he pulled the “mom” card when in trouble? And when the fuck has he ever blamed anyone else? Give me examples and don’t just talk out of your ass anon.

anonymous asked:

concept: you and harry are out shopping and somehow someway you end up in a jewelry boutique and it's all ridiculously expensive but harry's still fancying the rings. he asks you what you think between two of them but go with the *bigger one* and so he asks why and all you reply with is "because it'll hurt more"

Ah yes… this one. This got buried, and now I see why.

Think about his face when you say that. That light in his eyes will kind of dim, he’ll blink quickly, and you’ll see his jaw go slack for a second. And you know his mind is racing with all the implications of that sentence. He’s thinking of how your back will arch and how loud your shout will be when his open palm finally lands on your bum, and how you’ll jerk by the time he’s gotten to the third or fourth one and those little whimpers as you try to regain your breath before the next one but with each spank it gets more difficult. And it hurts, especially with that heavy ring, but you still can’t keep from whispering, “Daddy, please…” and he’s compelled to give you another. 

And he kind of swallows in that way where you know his mouth is dry but then he just motions to the salesperson. “I’d like to get this one sized,” he says as he jabs at the glass towards the one you’d picked out, and you hide your smile in his neck.

“Thank you, Daddy.”

anonymous asked:

I'm doing enumeration work for an upcoming election and I've just started saying "I'm sure you're used to the process" just to remind people that I know they know what I'm about to say but I have to say it anyway. Thank god most?? people get it and I don't get many doors slammed in my face.

anonymous asked:

what's your favorite part about being a mom?

the absolutely wild crap that my kids say. They observe way more than I give them credit for. Also when they request songs that I love. Like, true, they mostly listen to music I play, but when my kid is like “PLAY SIA AND KENDRICK LAMAR” you know that’s pretty rad. 

anonymous asked:

Okay so like, my parents who are lesbian claim to not be transphobic. I came out to them twice that I wanted to be a boy and they said they blame anime. When no I felt this way for awhile now. And they say that if I was really a trans that I would've known when I was like 4. I didn't even know what the fuck lgbt was at that age so how am I supposed to kno?! Sorry for my rant I'm just kinda pissed off about this bullshit. - FoxyFany679279

i’m so sorry that you have to deal with that :(. you’re valid as a transgender person no matter how old you are when you found out, and it’s very rude and harmful for them to suggest otherwise. stay strong!!

-mod nova

Mark “Markiplier” Fischbach’s ‘I Feel Lost’ Video: A Response

I’m not sure whether this will be more anecdotal or more analytical. I don’t know whether this will be more emotional, or logical; maybe it’ll be in the ‘wise mind’, if you will. Nevertheless, I think I need to stop being neutral and quiet on some things, and actually step up towards something I can at least say something about.

That said, here is this video that Mark recently posted.

And this post is my response to what I got out of this. Whether you see this or not @markiplier, I hope you understand what you need to do, whoever out there (if need be, please talk to your friends and family) steps you into the right direction. In spite you aren’t depressed, this is something you need to help yourself with.

Kind, Unusually Charming, Yet All the While Humanly flawed Mark ‘Iplier’ Fischbach:

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