textsfromrwby:

(845): btw, I have come to the conclusion that we really need to do it in bed. Like at least once…

But who why stop there?

textsfromrwby:

(845): btw, I have come to the conclusion that we really need to do it in bed. Like at least once…

But who why stop there?

Kawaii means “cute” in Japanese, but it’s different from the Western “cute” precisely because it can also mean “cool.” This is not easy to understand, since things kawaii are usually small, round, warm, soft, and fluffy, and radiate something childlike, sweet, innocent, pure, and weak. In Japan, the relationships and interactions between cuteness and coolness are complex. While in the “white” European and American cultures, cool and cute are usually defined as opposites, kawaii unites them. This is possible because kawaii — like cool — is not entirely serious, but ironical. Both cool and kawaii are elastic; they are able to reunite contradictory elements and thus cover a large field of aesthetic expressions. “Kawaii” is the most frequently used word in Japan and “cool” the most popular word of approval in the US.

Shades of Cool, Degrees of Kawaii: an essay by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein (via lareviewofbooks)

While there is “Kawaii” in Japan, the word in the Philippines- which I suspect share the same roots- is “Kawawa” a term that implies cuteness but has the connotation of something ‘cute’ in a very pitiful way. The use of these words in modern day language are indeed far apart and perhaps this is an extensions of how their core sensibilities differ.

On a more personal note, some of the images connected to the term “Kawaii”, especially in the innocent, pure, naïve, and weak aspects, do strike my moderately Filipino and American sensibilities as very ‘pitiful’.

So perhaps these stemmed from a single word that described the same type of thing and so describing an object or person by either could be very accurate- just differently describing how you feel about it.

May El-Khalil: Making peace is a marathon | Video on TED.com

Because Peace isn’t just a theory or idea. Like everything else, you can create the enviroment to foster it. Miles worth running

Then you might want to start by buying a new map, this ones been written on

Then you might want to start by buying a new map, this ones been written on

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bbcsherlockian:

Texts from John and Sherlock: 4/?

I love that out of all of his questionable rants John only responds to “a mouse?”

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yeah, pretty much.
But not at night.

yeah, pretty much.

But not at night.

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misslaceynoel:

gamebrah:

you broke my achy breaky heart

I just don’t think you understand.

And if you tell my Dad, my achy breaky DadHe might blow up and kill this man

misslaceynoel:

gamebrah:

you broke my achy breaky heart

I just don’t think you understand.

And if you tell my Dad, my achy breaky Dad
He might blow up and kill this man

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Bilbo “No” Baggins

But he always says “Yes” in the end!

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pokemonfandomstuck:

kinikxluna:

My country really needs your help! FP The Philippines is experiencing heavy rains right now, and I really wanted to post this AT doodle inspired by this typhoon, but I didn’t want to post it yet since I didn’t have enough info. But now I do, thanks to Soupery’s post. Here are a few things I copy-pasted from it.
Typhoon Maring has recently settled in as a monsoon. All over the place, streets are flooding and people are getting stranded. It’s going major chaos over here.
Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their homes. The flood came and took everything. Hundreds of families had to be evacuated from their own houses. It doesn’t help that 30% of our population is already in poverty.
We’re doing our best to send relief goods, but what I’m asking for is a little help because I know it can go a long way.
Online Donations are available.
Donate to the Philippine Red Cross
Donate to Laging Handa (Ayala Foundation)
Donate to Operation Walang Iwanan (Gawad Kalinga)
Thanks a lot for your help, support and your prayers guys. Please reblog maybe so anyone can know. And for all the Filipinos out there, stay safe and God bless! 

THAT PLACE IS MY HOMELAND
MY PEOPLE ARE IN DANGER
IF YOU DON’T DONATE, THEN REBLOG
SHARE
IF YOU DON’T HELP
I WILL FLOOD YOUR COUNTRY WITH MY TEARS TO SEE HOW YOU FEEL

pokemonfandomstuck:

kinikxluna:

My country really needs your help! FP The Philippines is experiencing heavy rains right now, and I really wanted to post this AT doodle inspired by this typhoon, but I didn’t want to post it yet since I didn’t have enough info. But now I do, thanks to Soupery’s post. Here are a few things I copy-pasted from it.

Typhoon Maring has recently settled in as a monsoon. All over the place, streets are flooding and people are getting stranded. It’s going major chaos over here.

Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their homes. The flood came and took everything. Hundreds of families had to be evacuated from their own houses. It doesn’t help that 30% of our population is already in poverty.

We’re doing our best to send relief goods, but what I’m asking for is a little help because I know it can go a long way.

Online Donations are available.

Donate to the Philippine Red Cross

Donate to Laging Handa (Ayala Foundation)

Donate to Operation Walang Iwanan (Gawad Kalinga)

Thanks a lot for your help, support and your prayers guys. Please reblog maybe so anyone can know. And for all the Filipinos out there, stay safe and God bless! 

THAT PLACE IS MY HOMELAND

MY PEOPLE ARE IN DANGER

IF YOU DON’T DONATE, THEN REBLOG

SHARE

IF YOU DON’T HELP

I WILL FLOOD YOUR COUNTRY WITH MY TEARS TO SEE HOW YOU FEEL

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