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11:02am September 23, 2014
angiviper:

Ok.  I found this on Facebook with an additive of “Do you solve your problems this way?” and I cannot keep my mouth shut.  Not one of these scenes taught me that crying would solve my problems.  I will admit to the occassional melodramatic cry for dramatic effect but it’s normally as a joke.  Or because I was 6.  
 
These scenes taught me that it’s ok to be upset.  Sometimes you’re emotions overwhelm you and you need to get them out in order to make the decisions that could change your life.  Each one of these women allowed themselves to experience their emotions and then made a decision that led them to get exactly what they wanted.
 
Now, granted I have a hard time making that argument for Cinderella or Aurora since they had someone else make that decision for them, but: 
 
Belle not only worked to make the best of her situation, she had this moment because she had just done what she thought was best and saved her father’s life and she ultimately got what she’d always wanted - adventure.  Something more than what she had.  
 
Ariel was upset because the collection she’d spent her life working on was destroyed in an instant but as soon as an opportunity was presented to get what she’d always dreamed (to be human) she took it with new-found determination.  
 
Jasmine got news that the one person she’d ever connected with was killed and was made to feel it was her fault and for the rest of the film she fought the laws that had allowed such an injustice to occur.
 
Mulan is the best example of all and the largest reason this post pissed me off.  The level of determination on Mulan’s face in the next frame of this movie is one of the most inspiring moments in the whole film.  You can see in her expression how dedicated she is to saving her father and her name.  She literally goes straight from this shot to a montage of changing her entire identity in order to protect her family.  She gives up everything and risks her life because she believes it is the right thing to do - not just for her family, but for HER.
 
How could anyone look at these women and take away the lesson that melodramatically crying solves your problems?  These are stronger women than you think and they all taught me that you can’t give up on your dreams.  There will always be bumps along the road and it’s ok to get upset and take a moment to mourn, but the only way to turn things around and get what you want is to turn that sadness into determination.
 
/end rant

angiviper:

Ok.  I found this on Facebook with an additive of “Do you solve your problems this way?” and I cannot keep my mouth shut.  Not one of these scenes taught me that crying would solve my problems.  I will admit to the occassional melodramatic cry for dramatic effect but it’s normally as a joke.  Or because I was 6. 
 
These scenes taught me that it’s ok to be upset.  Sometimes you’re emotions overwhelm you and you need to get them out in order to make the decisions that could change your life.  Each one of these women allowed themselves to experience their emotions and then made a decision that led them to get exactly what they wanted.
 
Now, granted I have a hard time making that argument for Cinderella or Aurora since they had someone else make that decision for them, but:
 
Belle not only worked to make the best of her situation, she had this moment because she had just done what she thought was best and saved her father’s life and she ultimately got what she’d always wanted - adventure.  Something more than what she had. 
 
Ariel was upset because the collection she’d spent her life working on was destroyed in an instant but as soon as an opportunity was presented to get what she’d always dreamed (to be human) she took it with new-found determination. 
 
Jasmine got news that the one person she’d ever connected with was killed and was made to feel it was her fault and for the rest of the film she fought the laws that had allowed such an injustice to occur.
 
Mulan is the best example of all and the largest reason this post pissed me off.  The level of determination on Mulan’s face in the next frame of this movie is one of the most inspiring moments in the whole film.  You can see in her expression how dedicated she is to saving her father and her name.  She literally goes straight from this shot to a montage of changing her entire identity in order to protect her family.  She gives up everything and risks her life because she believes it is the right thing to do - not just for her family, but for HER.
 
How could anyone look at these women and take away the lesson that melodramatically crying solves your problems?  These are stronger women than you think and they all taught me that you can’t give up on your dreams.  There will always be bumps along the road and it’s ok to get upset and take a moment to mourn, but the only way to turn things around and get what you want is to turn that sadness into determination.
 
/end rant
10:14am September 23, 2014

zoruastar:

I’m getting desperate here what is life worth anyway without my swimming anime

-Kurenai

7:29pm September 21, 2014

Free! Eternal Summer episode 12 locations: Sydney

Please do not repost without permission, watermarked to my twitter account @Ceestar928 
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11:10am September 21, 2014

hot-topic-trash-baby:

I want to be spoiled but I also feel extremely guilty when people use money on me

10:19am September 21, 2014

niuniente:

I saw neeneegoose’s awesome Ghibli + Free! crossover on my dash and it was so good I HAD TO doodle something from them, too!

These are “My Neighbor Makotoro”, “Haru’s Moving Castle”, “The Rin Rises” and “Princess Monosousuke”.

10:10am September 21, 2014

outstanding-mediocrity:

animeliberationfront:

I literally overcame self esteem issues by making ironically over-arrogant claims because even if you’re joking about something a lot you start to believe it and that can totally work in a good way if you let it

They’ve done studies and the “fake it till you make it” mindset actually works and if you keep up a mantra you come to believe it after a time. It actually is how I came to really love myself.

10:51am September 19, 2014
firewolf826:

neeneegoose:

#free_69min: ghibli! i worked really hard on these puns okay

Wow, I can’t handle this….! *^* A+++

No lie, I would watch all of these

firewolf826:

neeneegoose:

#free_69min: ghibli! i worked really hard on these puns okay

Wow, I can’t handle this….! *^* A+++

No lie, I would watch all of these

9:31pm September 17, 2014
5:17pm September 17, 2014

rinharutears:

shure116:

I love the fact that Rin used to talk about Haru to every fucking person he knew… his family, his friends, people in Australia… It’s like he was going around saying “Hi, I’m Rin, nice to meet you! Did I mention this one guy…”

Nice, Matsuoka.

*knock* *knock* Excuse me sir Do you have time to talk about our Lord and Savior, Haruka Nanase?

3:31pm September 17, 2014

“But I do want you to understand this. I’ve always admired you.”

— Rin Matsuoka (via nanase-rin-rin)
12:56pm September 17, 2014

Watched the most recent episode of Free!

My feels are finally at peace. Except I still need a scene of Haru and Makoto making up.

10:05am September 17, 2014
wanderindreamr:

Okay I meant like, things that we haven’t previously mentioned, not like “characters Helen already started looking up reference images for online” XD
harmonyseraphim

#yolo

wanderindreamr:

Okay I meant like, things that we haven’t previously mentioned, not like “characters Helen already started looking up reference images for online” XD

harmonyseraphim

#yolo

8:15am September 17, 2014
  • After taking the "what kind of man should I date" quiz....
  • Me: We'd so be a power couple.
  • Sharon: Yep. You'd be the socialite at the parties.
  • Me: I'd just stand there with a drink constantly in my hand.
  • Sharon: ...Cersei Lannister.
5:26pm September 16, 2014

duckktective:

jeez i would love to order that thing online, but i don’t know what size to order it in because women’s clothing sizes are determined by the alignments of the planets in relation to the fuck you galaxy 

5:08pm September 16, 2014

minazarei:

allenbybeardsley:

*video game boss the size of a skyscraper* 

"HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO FIGHT THIS THING" 

*ten minutes later* 

"that…was surprisingly easy." 

*video game boss that is just normal dude with sword* 

"ahhh this’ll probably be easy" 

*ten hours later*

"fuck. shit. god. I can’t do this anymore. you’ve bested me. I will no longer play a game again. I have been disgraced." 

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FUCKING CHAIN OF MEMORIES FLASHBACKS