you see that lens

one day you will be happy. not constantly, but it will become a theme in your life. you will have days where you feel sad and that’s normal. but eventually you can wake up with a smile on your face even if there isn’t a reason. you’ll see yourself through a clearer lens. you’ll think of the best case scenarios. you’ll find people who you can share your happiness with. you’ll settle into your own body and mind with a sense of security.

1. The friends you have at the beginning of the year can completely change by the end of it. People change, and if they aren’t improving your life in some way, it’s okay to drop them.

2. Take many pictures. Don’t let it take over your life, though. You don’t want to look back and see that you only captured your memories with your camera lens and not within your mind and heart.

3. Find your safe place. Whether it be in the arms of a certain person or on the balcony of Barnes and Nobles with a cup of soup, find it and don’t let it go. You can have more than one safe place.

4. Be nice to everyone. You honestly don’t know what skeletons people are hiding in their closets. Everyone has their skeleton. Every person on this earth has something in their life or past worth collapsing on the ground in uncontrollable sobs over.

5. Reading is so important. Highlight the things that you read that you find intriguing. Read a lot, it can only do good things for you.

6. Writing always helps.

7. The girl with anxiety has the deepest thoughts. The autistic boy has the kindest heart, and the schizophrenic has the ability to put a smile on your face in seconds. Do not judge character based on a mental illness.

8. Music has an indescribable ability to connect and heal. Let it do its thing.

9. Her prettiness doesn’t make your prettiness any less pretty.

10. Getting close and letting someone in is scary as hell. You know what else it is? Worth it.

11. The minute you feel your happiness being dictated by someone else, take a break from them.

12. Adventuring is a must. Sunsets always help the soul, showing that endings can be as beautiful as beginnings.

13. Spend more time with your parents doing things they enjoy. Later in life, you’ll be wishing you’d spent more time with them than on your Netflix account.

14. Home is not always a place, but whatever you love with your whole heart. I have many homes, and it’s okay if one home doesn’t feel like home anymore.

15. Making someone smile and feel genuinely happy has the ability to warm your heart from the inside out. No matter how much pain someone is going through, you made them forget about it for a few seconds. Isn’t that something?

16. Feel everything and let it hurt, but don’t go back to what broke you.

17. Don’t let fear hold you back from what you want. The view from the other side is spectacular.

18. Tell people how you feel. Even if you’re scared it’ll burn your life to the ground. You say it loud.

19. You find the most extraordinary things in the most ordinary places.

20. Swollen lips and sweaty “I want you’s” can make you feel again, but I don’t want to feel anything if it means having to sit there feeling like the wind is constantly being knocked out of me when he stops calling back.

21. Sometimes the way you think of someone isn’t the way they actually are.

22. Never underestimate the amount of joy the holiday season can bring you. Try and find ways to feel that way all year long.

23. Timing is never going to be perfect; if you care about something enough, you’ll make the time. It’s all about priorities.

24. If women used their words to build each other up instead of tearing each other down, our world would change drastically.

25. Recovery can take 2 weeks or 5 years. You aren’t any less of a person if it takes you longer to find a way to let go of what’s hurting your heart.

26. You only need yourself, but having people by your side trying to understand means a lot more than you might think.

27. You find your truest friends in your darkest hours.

28. You can feel the whole world in a month and nothing after 2 years. Time does not define love.

29. Always say yes to dessert.

30. Concerts make life worth living. So does yelling your favorite song along with your best friend in the car with your best friend with hands intertwined. These are things that show you that you don’t need to be on drugs to feel invincible.

31. So does kissing.

—  emmuuhhhhh, 31 Things I’ve Learned Coming Into 2016

One day you will be happy. Not constantly, but it will become a theme in your life. You will have days where you feel sad and that’s normal. But eventually you can wake up with a smile on your face even if there isn’t a reason. You’ll see yourself through a clearer lens. You’ll think of the best case scenarios. You’ll find people who you can share your happiness with. You’ll settle into your own body and mind with a sense of security.

All I want from the Big Damn DCTV Crossover is emotional resonance in the form of:

1) Barry finding out that Len died a hero (I will sob).

2) Barry, Felicity, Oliver, and Cisco’s poor reactions to Ray teaming up with Mick, and Ray defending his husband partner.

Just…give it to me. Please?

  • (Reaper is in view of the camera, his eye super close to the lens; you can barely see from his nose to his hairline)
  • Reaper: Hey, you there! Can you see us? Why aren’t you answering? Yes you, the dumb-looking bastard in the monitor!
  • (Reaper pulls back with a wicked grin; you can now see his mouth just barely in view of the camera)
  • Reaper: Well, whatever.
  • (Reaper bows slightly to the camera. You can now see Widowmaker polishing her rifle and Sombra on a computer in the background.)
  • Reaper: This is an advanced military crime organization. Let me introduce the strike members. First, Talon member 001; The founder and vile mastermind... Reaper...
  • Widowmaker: 'Gabey' sounds cuter though...
  • Reaper: Silence! 'Reaper' is simply my cover name. Next, Talon member 002; Costume designer, and the only sniper in the group, Widowmaker!
  • (Reaper points to her dramatically, prompting Widowmaker to stand and wave)
  • Widowmaker: Hello.
  • Reaper: And finally, Talon member 003; The super hacka, Sombra!
  • (He moves to the side, pointing to Sombra, who turns her head from her computer to talk to him)
  • Sombra: It’s 'hacker', not 'hacka', chorra.
  • (Reaper then pushes his face into the camera lens again)
  • Reaper: Those three are the only members.
  • Submitted by NordinTheLich
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4 - Night clothes

I.. kinda went overboard. OTL Missing-the-bf Survival Guide includes wearing said bf’s shirt to bed to ease the longing.

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I saw it too, John. A hound, out there in the Hollow. A gigantic hound. Once you’ve ruled out the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be true. Look at me. I’m afraid, John. Afraid. Always been able to keep myself distant, divorce myself from…feelings. But look, you see, body’s betraying me. Interesting, yes? Emotions. The grit on the lens, the fly in the ointment.

just ftr, life as a wlw on tumblr gets like 400 times better when you stop seeing everything through the ‘lesbians vs bi girls’ lens. neither community is more to blame. neither identity is better or more radical. 

find the individual people you agree with. build community with those who truly want solidarity. ignore the wlw who are invested in being divisive.

we should definitely call out lesbophobia and biphobia when we see it. but we should also be careful about giving too much attention to people that really don’t deserve it.

People need to fall in love more. We spend too much time caring about others’ opinions that we forget about our own feelings.

Fall in love with art. The way a photographer captures the little light in someone’s eye when they laugh. How they scrunch up their nose while lifting their hand to their mouth and turning away from the lens. The way you can see a painter’s brush strokes when you stare at a painting too long. How something the artist thought was wrong, is so innately beautiful. Fall in love with art.

Fall in love with music. The way a singer’s voice starts to shake during an emotional song. How they start to loose their breath during live versions. The way the drums start to match your heart beat and calm you down. How the musician will laugh when they messed up because they were so invested in the song. Fall in love with music.

Fall in love with language. The way the speaker sounds like they are singing to a silent song. How you start to pick up words in foreign languages you never learned. The way one word can have thousands of pronunciations and sounds. How accents and dialects make ordinary words lovely. Fall in love with language.

Fall in love with reading. The way the author put in too many run ons. How it’s repetitive or drastic or horrifying or captivating. The way old books smell and the feeling of turning a page. How you have to change the brightness on your phone because you stayed up too late invested in that story. Fall in love with reading.

Fall in love with people. The way a stranger looks around before picking up a heads up penny. How they quirk their head to the side to read the poster you’ve passed a million times. The way your best friend rambles about their interests and hobbies. How people feel comfortable enough to put their legs on you and fall asleep. Fall in love with people.

We need to take a moment and appreciate things that we’ve forgotten about. Care about the little things and forget about others’ opinions. We need to fall in love more.

—  KJS // Excerpt from the book I’ll never write #49

I want a coldflashwave misunderstanding fanfic where half of the characters think Barry’s only dating Len and the other half think he’s only dating Mick so when the Coldflash half sees Barry and Mick making out they’re like “Oh shit, Barry you cheating????” and when the Flashwave see Len and Barry holding hands they’re like “Len how could you???”

And Joe West is slowly dying inside because he knows that his stepson is doing the nasty with both because he caught them in the act once when he came home early….

Did you see the same beauty I saw while looking through the camera lens? Did you feel my heart beat to the speed of fluttering butterfly wings as we held hands? Did you feel me break like a crumbling tombstone? Something to acknowledge what is gone, now gone for good. Did you feel my ribs shatter with the velocity of a car crashing into a liquor store, torso thrust forwards, collarbone hits the steering wheel and for the first time you hear the silence. Did you understand how I felt?
—  Do you now? (i.r.s. via @humanhealing )