i am not the damsel in distress

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“Fluff rice with a fork, never stir it with a spoon.
Vaseline is the best night time eye cream on the market.
You can buy alcohol and chips with your parents’ gas station credit cards.
If you force something, you’ll break it. That could be good or bad.
It’s important to read the care tags on your clothing and follow those instructions.
Related: don’t wash and dry j. crew wool sweaters.
Changing your car’s oil is not optional.
Whatever physical objects you acquire you will one day have to put into a box and move.
You’re allowed to disagree with negative feedback.
It’s always worth reading the instruction manual.
Nostalgia, like any drug, can be a poison or a remedy.
Pets are like human friends but better in every conceivable way.
Good doctors listen more than they talk.
You can’t fix a burned roux.
Floss.
Just because someone is an authority figure does not mean they are intelligent/competent/right.
Measure twice, cut once.
Get your nice jeans and dress pants tailored by a professional.
If you’re uncomfortable wearing it you will not look good.
You’re not required to drink alcohol while in a bar.
There are a few things that cure all ills: the beach, your favorite album on vinyl, and fresh garlic.
Kindness is not weakness.
Baking soda is not baking powder.
Taking Excedrin P.M. while still in public is not advisable.
Terrible people will succeed. Wonderful people will fail. The world is not fair.
Appropriate footwear is always key.
You can absolutely be too forgiving.
Real humor punches up, not down.
Reading the assigned chapters will actually help you learn the material.
There are no adults. Everyone is as clueless as you are.
Applying eyeliner well is a timeless art.
You can always leave. Awkward dates, suffocating jobs, hometowns that you outgrow, relationships that aren’t growing in the right direction.
You can always come home again.
But it won’t be the same.
Life is too short for bad books, boring movies, shitty people, and margarine.
Never underestimate the importance of eyebrows.”


plrtzglrb:

onlybuffy:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Restless

The Cheese Man

Remember that the show is one party cheesy (“Buffy”), one part horror (“vampire”), and one part action (“slayer”). The cheese symbolizes the show’s cheesy elements, or its humor.

Each of these gifs, from each of the main cast’s dreams, represents each character’s main insecurities and how they relate to the show’s cheesiness (or how the cheesiness relates to them).

First gif is Willow’s dream. Her dream is about being late for the play and not knowing her lines, and then being laughed at in class. She’s insecure about being marginalized, about standing out, about being a freak. Humor / cheesiness tends to endear others and us to her. The cheese makes space for her.

Second gif is Xander’s dream. He dreams about trying to escape something terrible at home, about being trapped in his basement. He uses humor as a defense mechanism, but the Cheese Man tells him that’s futile – he can’t escape, not really.

Third gif is Giles’ dream. Giles is insecure about his role as an authority figure. Humor in the show is constantly at the expense of him in that role. 

And finally, Buffy’s dream. Buffy’s life is serious, deadly, and dramatic – and yet, almost without fail, when the tension is the highest, the cheesy elements of the show intervene, as if mocking her. Because that’s what the show is. At its most tensest, scariest, most action-packed moments, the cheese pops on screen, reminding you that the show is also ridiculous.

There, that’s the summary of my thesis on Restless.

(via slaythis)


niggablvd:

fideliusecrets:

chewingmyheartout:

fourshitsandgiggles:

 

That hair :o

Oh my goodness 

This isn’t even the style of my blog but this is one of the most beautiful girls I have ever seen and I need to share this

niggablvd:

fideliusecrets:

chewingmyheartout:

fourshitsandgiggles:

 

That hair :o

Oh my goodness 

This isn’t even the style of my blog but this is one of the most beautiful girls I have ever seen and I need to share this

(via thelesbianguide)


forablueeyedmiracle:

Fandom is knowing that, across the globe, hundreds of other people are screaming ‘NO FUCK YOU’ at their televisions and curling up on the floor and crying at exactly the same moment as you are.

(via slaythis)


sarah-the-artiste:

mrsmarymorstan:

i-am-mishafuckingcollins:

simonsayspegg:

unelanabolvangar:

can we just agree that hermione doesn’t give two shits about throwing rocks in the water. she knows exactly what she’s doing bless her

nO BUT
FLICK
HE LITERALLY JUST TAUGHT HER WHAT SHE TAUGHT HIM IN THE FIRST BOOK
YO
SWISH AND FLICK
THIS IS THE CUTEST THING

[SCREAMS OUT LOUD]

 (via Saffythegeek)

OH MY GOD

(Source: exeters, via mymagnumopus)


“[A novel is] a paper where your thesis is that these people are real, and you have to prove it.”

—   Maggie Stiefvater (via beingascripturient)

(Source: m-stiefvater.livejournal.com, via fivebyfreakingfive)


willowxtaraforever:

evo-devo-cosima:

biochip:

keelah-kawaii:

imagine your favourite character with the most agonizingly pained expression on their face as they watch the love of their life die and there’s nothing they can do about it

The fact that we might see it next season crashes me. WHAT IF IT’S DELPHINE.

Willow and Tara

HG and Myka

(Source: kiora-the-crashing-wave, via succubitches)


rynngrisusukarfan:

insane-witch:

BUFFY REWATCH - one gifset per episode
4.22 - Restless

still don’t understand that man’s function

Okay the man and the cheese itself may not have much of a function. But look at what he’s saying.

I made a little space for the cheese slices. so what if the cheese is representing her friends and family. Buffy is a slayer she isn’t supposed to have friends, relationships, family anymore but she does and she has to carve out space between being a slayer and being a normal girl. So the cheese in this case would be the people that she is friends with, the people she loves, etc.

Same with the second quote, These will not protect you. It could be foreshadowing to Buffy dying during the fight with Glory to save the world and to save Dawn. It also could be that her friends and her family can’t protect her because she is the slayer, she is supposed to be protecting them therefore they can’t protect her. Again the man serves no function than to point something out in her life.

The next gif may be referring to her being the slayer. I wear the cheese it does not wear me. Maybe the way Buffy does her duties as the slayer but it doesn’t define her as a person. Buffy is more than just the slayer so she wears the title of Slayer it doesn’t wear her. She is more than just the slayer she is a girl, she has friends, and lovers and she likes fashion and she likes all the things normal people enjoy but she’s treated like just the slayer to a lot of people because that is all she is to some people but she is more than that she’s so much more.

The last gif may just be him reminding her of the things he was trying to teach her in the previous gifs.

(via succubitches)


ryvkos:

so there I was, minding my own gay business, when suddenly a heterosexual looked at me! the nerve! how dare a mere mortal gaze upon my celestial being with their feeble eyes. how very distasteful

(Source: ryvko, via 324b21thatswho)


hershotsonher:

not only does orphan black eat the bechdel test for breakfast lunch and dinner but it abysmally fails the reverse bechdel test

there are literally like three instances in the entire series where two men speak to each other about something other than a woman

what more reason do you need to watch this fucking show

(via satansmoose)


geekerypokery:

jeremymcbitchin:

Imagine having braces during the apocalypse. no one can take your braces off. And you just have to accept that you’ll have braces forever.

i want a novel focused around a character with braces during the apocalypse and the entire plot of the story revolves around their search for an orthodontist who is still alive and they sort of accidentally save the world in the process

(via moll-e-mollz)



Don’t get married ‘til you’re 30. Play laser tag at least once a week. Give as many high-fives as you’re gonna get. Teacup pigs are lady magnets but very hard to care for - not worth the effort. The same goes for dogs and babies. And most importantly, whatever you do in this life, it’s not legendary unless your friends are there to see it.

Don’t get married ‘til you’re 30. Play laser tag at least once a week. Give as many high-fives as you’re gonna get. Teacup pigs are lady magnets but very hard to care for - not worth the effort. The same goes for dogs and babies. And most importantly, whatever you do in this life, it’s not legendary unless your friends are there to see it.

(Source: priseatons, via teddywestside)


astro-butts:

hey you kids wanna buy some drugs

if you didn’t read this in Tina Fey’s voice we can’t be friends

astro-butts:

hey you kids wanna buy some drugs

if you didn’t read this in Tina Fey’s voice we can’t be friends

(Source: bellsprout, via fuckyeahloldemort)


evilswan83:

racethewind10:

fuckyeahpikacha:

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I’ll give Eddie this. None of us can say we didn’t see it coming, and…I kind of appreciate that? 

This feels just so wrong. They are like brother and sister! Any idea where I can get a Retcon pill?

(Source: maiagaru)