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anonymous asked:

It kills me (in the best way!) that Luke thinks of Jess like a son. In that scene where Lorelai asks him if he ever wanted to throw a ball with his son and he says he has Jess. It got me right in the feels :'D

Oh Anon,

How do I even begin to describe my feels for the father/son relationship of Luke Danes and Jess Mariano. Like it is one of the best developed, most pure relationships on Gilmore Girls, if not all tv ever. 

Like this grumpy sarcastic teddy bear of a loner takes in his seventeen-year old nephew because damned if the kid is going to slip off the map if HE can do anything about it. And their relationship goes from this constant angry antagonistic monosyllabic fight where Luke is slapping Jess upside the head and pushing him into lakes to “we’ll hold hands and skip after” and “we should have ate before we came” to Luke putting his friendship with Lorelai on the line to defend HIS KID after the car accident to this beautiful wonderful grown-up connection. And Jess helps Luke with his ties and his pocket squares and rescues him from himself +flour and forces him to talk about his relationship troubles. And in “any relationship, it’s important to make sure the other person knows you appreciate them” and “I was listening.” And Luke goes to hipster bookshops and lets Jess steal his hat and “I’m proud of you” and “I’m here Jess, I’m always here.” And SO MANY HUGS.

Basically these two dorky emotionally stunted assholes and their relationship literally give me life and Luke and Jess loving each other and being happy is my favorite Gilmore Girls emotion rivalled only by Luke being Rory’s actual dad, and please come talk to me about this beautiful emotion anytime and all the time.

I am pretty glad/relieved that no one got mad at me for not taking away a kid’s tennis ball because I was legit thinking it was potentially a stim for him and I’m always afraid of causing harm or taking away things that students need to keep themselves focused and in check, since school is such a nasty place.

He apparently didn’t need it and wasn’t supposed to bring it to school. But still, I try to consider all of their needs, since a lot of the time I’m not properly informed of what’s going on. I really wish I were.

This fight against ‘fake news’ is all about shutting down people’s rights, to silence people’s voice, and setting up the argument to take control of the internet. These sites that they argue against are individuals who are using their rights. Yes, most of it is not correct nor accurate. But look at how many of those sites have broken actual news. The Lewinski scandal was declared 'fake news’ until it was found to be true. Carlos Danger was just a lie cooked up by his political rivals, until it was found to be true. All scandals are 'fake news’ until it isn’t.
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nohone on “Clickbait, fake news and the power of feeling”

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Maybe a relationship is just two idiots who don’t know a damn thing except the fact that they’re willing to figure it out together.

Abraham Lincoln had a beard because of a little girl’s letter. 

Grace’s letter, which reads:

Hon A B Lincoln…
Dear Sir
My father has just home from the fair and brought home your picture and Mr. Hamlin’s. I am a little girl only 11 years old, but want you should be President of the United States very much so I hope you wont think me very bold to write to such a great man as you are. Have you any little girls about as large as I am if so give them my love and tell her to write to me if you cannot answer this letter. I have yet got four brothers and part of them will vote for you any way and if you let your whiskers grow I will try and get the rest of them to vote for you you would look a great deal better for your face is so thin. All the ladies like whiskers and they would tease… 

…their husbands to vote for you and then you would be President. My father is going to vote for you and if I was a man I would vote for you to [sic] but I will try to get every one to vote for you that I can I think that rail fence around your picture makes it look very pretty I have got a little baby sister she is nine weeks old and is just as cunning as can be. When you direct your letter direct to Grace Bedell Westfield Chautauqua County New York.
I must not write any more answer this letter right off Good bye
Grace Bedell

Lincoln’s reply, which reads:

Springfield, Ill Oct 19, 1860
Miss Grace Bedell
My dear little Miss
Your very agreeable letter of the 15th is received. I regret the necessity of saying I have no daughters. I have three sons – one seventeen, one nine, and one seven, years of age. They, with their mother, constitute my whole family. As to the whiskers, having never worn any, do you not think people would call it a silly affectation if I were to begin it now?
Your very sincere well wisher
A. Lincoln

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i want to hug every member of the lgbt community and never let them go. i wish i could keep everyone safe and never let them experience the terrible things that shouldn’t even happen in the first place. i want you to be able to go to your first pride or have your first kiss or hold your partners hand in public without fearing for your safety. it makes me sick and angry that im only one person unable to stop all the hate in the world. but as always if you need someone to come to i’ll gladly do anything and everything I can to make you feel better. come out to me. tell me about your partner/crush. ill be someone safe to come to and will love and support you always.