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shadow-nanner:

vegan-vulcan:

thinksquad:

Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.

All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.

Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.

In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.

It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.

With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.

How to handle the language barrier

German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.

What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/10/03/german-colleges—free-degrees—americans/16658027/

This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.

If Americans don’t reblog this, then y’all need help.


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spookycactusjunie:

[kicks your door in]

YOU ARE DOING YOUR BEST WITH THE CIRCUMSTANCES GIVEN TO YOU AND IF ANYONE TELLS YOU DIFFERENT THEY ARE WRONG YOU ARE DOING GREAT AND I LOVE YOU AND I’M VERY PROUD OF YOU AND I BROUGHT YOU YOUR FAVORITE FOOD [aggressively slams down food container on the table]


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mathmajik:

MATH MYTHS:
(from Mind over Math)
1. MEN ARE BETTER IN MATH THAN WOMEN. Research has failed to show any difference between men and women in mathematical ability. Men are reluctant to admit they have problems so they express difficulty with math by saying, “I could do it if I tried.” Women are often too ready to admit inadequacy and say, “I just can’t do math.”
2. MATH REQUIRES LOGIC, NOT INTUITION.  Few people are aware that intuition is the cornerstone of doing math and solving problems. Mathematicians always think intuitively first. Everyone has mathematical intuition; they just have not learned to use or trust it. It is amazing how often the first idea you come up with turns out to be correct.
3. MATH IS NOT CREATIVE.  Creativity is as central to mathematics as it is to art, literature, and music. The act of creation involves diametrical opposites—working intensely and relaxing, the frustration of failure and elation of discovery, satisfaction of seeing all the pieces fit together. It requires imagination, intellect, intuition, and aesthetic about the rightness of things.
4. YOU MUST ALWAYS KNOW HOW YOU GOT THE ANSWER. Getting the answer to a problem and knowing how the answer was derived are independent processes. If you are consistently right, then you know how to do the problem. There is no need to explain it.
5. THERE IS A BEST WAY TO DO MATH PROBLEMS.  A math problem may be solved by a variety of methods which express individuality and originality-but there is no best way. New and interesting techniques for doing all levels of mathematics, from arithmetic to calculus, have been discovered by students. The way math is done is very individual and personal and the best method is the one which you feel most comfortable.
6. IT’S ALWAYS IMPORTANT TO GET THE ANSWER EXACTLY RIGHT. The ability to obtain approximate answer is often more important than getting exact answers. Feeling about the importance of the answer often are a reversion to early school years when arithmetic was taught as a feeling that you were “good” when you got the right answer and “bad” when you did not.
7. IT’S BAD TO COUNT ON YOUR FINGERS. There is nothing wrong with counting on fingers as an aid to doing arithmetic. Counting on fingers actually indicates an understanding of arithmetic-more understanding than if everything were memorized.
8. MATHEMATICIANS DO PROBLEMS QUICKLY, IN THEIR HEADS. Solving new problems or learning new material is always difficult and time consuming. The only problems mathematicians do quickly are those they have solved before. Speed is not a measure of ability. It is the result of experience and practice.
9. MATH REQUIRES A GOOD MEMORY. Knowing math means that concepts make sense to you and rules and formulas seem natural. This kind of knowledge cannot be gained through rote memorization.
10. MATH IS DONE BY WORKING INTENSELY UNTIL THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED. Solving problems requires both resting and working intensely. Going away from a problem and later returning to it allows your mind time to assimilate ideas and develop new ones. Often, upon coming back to a problem a new insight is experienced which unlocks the solution.
11. SOME PEOPLE HAVE A “MATH MIND” AND SOME DON’T. Belief in myths about how math is done leads to a complete lack of self-confidence. But it is self-confidence that is one of the most important determining factors in mathematical performance. We have yet to encounter anyone who could not attain his or her goals once the emotional blocks were removed.
12. THERE IS A MAGIC KEY TO DOING MATH.  There is no formula, rule, or general guideline which will suddenly unlock the mysteries of math. If there is a key to doing math, it is in overcoming anxiety about the subject and in using the same skills you use to do everything else.
Source: “Mind Over Math,” McGraw-Hill Book Company, pp. 30-43.
Revised: Summer 1999  Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC) Southwest Texas State University
Photo: http://math2033.uark.edu/wiki/index.php/MathBusters

mathmajik:

MATH MYTHS:

(from Mind over Math)

1. MEN ARE BETTER IN MATH THAN WOMEN.
Research has failed to show any difference between men and women in mathematical ability. Men are reluctant to admit they have problems so they express difficulty with math by saying, “I could do it if I tried.” Women are often too ready to admit inadequacy and say, “I just can’t do math.”

2. MATH REQUIRES LOGIC, NOT INTUITION.
Few people are aware that intuition is the cornerstone of doing math and solving problems. Mathematicians always think intuitively first. Everyone has mathematical intuition; they just have not learned to use or trust it. It is amazing how often the first idea you come up with turns out to be correct.

3. MATH IS NOT CREATIVE.
Creativity is as central to mathematics as it is to art, literature, and music. The act of creation involves diametrical opposites—working intensely and relaxing, the frustration of failure and elation of discovery, satisfaction of seeing all the pieces fit together. It requires imagination, intellect, intuition, and aesthetic about the rightness of things.

4. YOU MUST ALWAYS KNOW HOW YOU GOT THE ANSWER.
Getting the answer to a problem and knowing how the answer was derived are independent processes. If you are consistently right, then you know how to do the problem. There is no need to explain it.

5. THERE IS A BEST WAY TO DO MATH PROBLEMS.
A math problem may be solved by a variety of methods which express individuality and originality-but there is no best way. New and interesting techniques for doing all levels of mathematics, from arithmetic to calculus, have been discovered by students. The way math is done is very individual and personal and the best method is the one which you feel most comfortable.

6. IT’S ALWAYS IMPORTANT TO GET THE ANSWER EXACTLY RIGHT.
The ability to obtain approximate answer is often more important than getting exact answers. Feeling about the importance of the answer often are a reversion to early school years when arithmetic was taught as a feeling that you were “good” when you got the right answer and “bad” when you did not.

7. IT’S BAD TO COUNT ON YOUR FINGERS.
There is nothing wrong with counting on fingers as an aid to doing arithmetic. Counting on fingers actually indicates an understanding of arithmetic-more understanding than if everything were memorized.

8. MATHEMATICIANS DO PROBLEMS QUICKLY, IN THEIR HEADS.
Solving new problems or learning new material is always difficult and time consuming. The only problems mathematicians do quickly are those they have solved before. Speed is not a measure of ability. It is the result of experience and practice.

9. MATH REQUIRES A GOOD MEMORY.
Knowing math means that concepts make sense to you and rules and formulas seem natural. This kind of knowledge cannot be gained through rote memorization.

10. MATH IS DONE BY WORKING INTENSELY UNTIL THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED. Solving problems requires both resting and working intensely. Going away from a problem and later returning to it allows your mind time to assimilate ideas and develop new ones. Often, upon coming back to a problem a new insight is experienced which unlocks the solution.

11. SOME PEOPLE HAVE A “MATH MIND” AND SOME DON’T.
Belief in myths about how math is done leads to a complete lack of self-confidence. But it is self-confidence that is one of the most important determining factors in mathematical performance. We have yet to encounter anyone who could not attain his or her goals once the emotional blocks were removed.

12. THERE IS A MAGIC KEY TO DOING MATH.
There is no formula, rule, or general guideline which will suddenly unlock the mysteries of math. If there is a key to doing math, it is in overcoming anxiety about the subject and in using the same skills you use to do everything else.

Source: “Mind Over Math,” McGraw-Hill Book Company, pp. 30-43.

Revised: Summer 1999 
Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC)
Southwest Texas State University

Photo: http://math2033.uark.edu/wiki/index.php/MathBusters


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pkmnprofessorgarrett:

carebearpikachu:

Hi, I’m Barbie ™ - Vine by Sarah Mangone

is she actually barbie

I THOUGHT SHE WAS LIP SYNCING BUT THEN


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decaffeinate-o:

samfosho:

randomredux:

flyajess:

so that’s how keys work.

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPY I AM TO FINALLY SEE HOW THIS WORKS.

I REFUSE TO BELIEVE UNTIL SOMEONE SHOWS ME HOW PICK IT.

decaffeinate-o:

samfosho:

randomredux:

flyajess:

so that’s how keys work.

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPY I AM TO FINALLY SEE HOW THIS WORKS.

I REFUSE TO BELIEVE UNTIL SOMEONE SHOWS ME HOW PICK IT.

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newyorkcityfeelings:

foggy night in new york 

newyorkcityfeelings:

foggy night in new york 


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shieldsandarms replied to your post “also, i got FOUR comments on my hair yesterday, but two were by…”

The sniffing thing is terrifying, jesus. I get people trying to touch my hair a lot. It’s something about brightly coloured hair.

YES it’s rly uncomfortable and scary. the worst part tho was probably my brother afterward telling me i shouldn’t “let” strange men get that close to me. like, c’mon, i didn’t LET them do anything. you can’t exactly tell a drunk guy to just fuck off and not touch you, who knows what he’s gonna do?


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thegeminisage:

thundercaya:

flowisaconstruct:

the-goddamazon:

musingsofanawkwardblackgirl:

foreverpruned:

black-american-queen:

dapenguinninja:

giddytf2:

gyrojojo:

leylatimur:

yeeees
why is Ursula shunned from King Triton’s society? does it have something to do with being more powerful than him? why does King Triton have a magical trident, being otherwise a pretty regular merman? Ursula is a witch, if anyone should have a magical artifact it should be her, did King Triton steal it?
and finally, Ursula didn’t do Ariel much wrong
Ariel wanted some legs (and a vagina) and Ursula told her flat out that in the surface world you can have a vagina or a voice, not both
i’d watch the hell out of a movie about Ursula

“Ursula told her flat out that in the surface world you can have a vagina or a voice, not both”
ohhhh shit though, ursula was being too real about the world
although perhaps a bit too literal

Okay, these were all excellent points and I’ll never see The Little Mermaid the same way again.

I laughed at that caption at first then the reality actually hit me

you can have a vagina or a voice, not both”


Bruh… Little mermaid was deep.

Ursula gave the game to Ariel:
"The men up there don’t like a lot of blather.They think a girl who gossips is a boor. And on land it’s much preferred for ladies not to say a word, and she who holds her tongue gets a man.”
^^^
Literally the whole song “Poor Unfortunate Souls” was Ursula asking Ariel if she was sure that was the kind of life she wanted. She told Ariel EXACTLY what to expect and exactly what would happen should she fail to uphold her end of the bargain. Ursula was 100% honest with her. Ariel STILL said yes because she was naive.
And notice Eric wasn’t too distraught about Ariel not having a voice during their time together? After he got over the initial shock, he was like “Okay, cool, I’LL do all the talking and you just look pretty.”
Can we get a whole line-up of movies about our villains, though? I really am more interested in their backstories than anything.

As long as George Lucas isn’t involved, I’m down.


It would be fucked up for Eric to be mad at Ariel for not being able to talk when she WASN’T ABLE TO FUCKING TALK, so no, he wasn’t too distraught about it. That doesn’t mean he wouldn’t have loved her if she could talk. It’s not like he didn’t get to see her personality by hanging out with her when they went out to down and shit. You don’t need to be verbal to be more than just a face.

YES. nonverbal people are 100% capable of forming meaningful relationships, and actually not acting all ~distraught~ that they can’t talk is just basic human decency. making a big deal out of it would kinda have made eric an asshole. BUT ALSOpls don’t call ariel a bitch or dump on her for being naive. here’s why:1. she the youngest of SEVEN kids, had her interests routinely dumped on and dismissed, did not have a mother/anybody (aside from ONE FISH and one seagull, kinda) who was willing to hang with her and be her FRIEND rather than just tell her to get her shit together, and her father was at the very least too controlling. (let’s recap: triton has sebastian SPY ON HER for him, and when he finds out she SAVED A LIFE, he goes to a private place she deliberately kept secret from him, flies into a rage, and destroys all her most prized belongings right in front of her. not cool, man. that’s bordering into outright emotional abuse.) anyone can roll their eyes at ariel suddenly deciding she’s in ~love~ with someone she’s never even spoken to, but wouldn’t YOU want to get the hell out of dodge, to somewhere where people might understand you a little better? (“betcha on land / they understand / that they don’t reprimand their daughters / bright young women / sick of swimmin’ / ready to stand”) 2. you didn’t see the film maleficent dumping all over aurora, did you? we might’ve rolled our eyes at her once or twice, but in the end she and maleficent said “fuck off” to the boring boys and rode off into the sunset to have their own adventures. that film was not about pitting female characters against one another, and making the princess the bad guy. it was a celebration of female-female relationships, and it made the men who wronged them the bad guys. (and an eric addendum: even the prince in maleficent wasn’t painted as evil—a bit boring, maybe, but the movie didn’t feel a need to shame aurora for crushing on a handsome face, and he didn’t seem like the type to want her around just to look pretty, either. i mean, he was even clearly uncomfortable with kissing someone who couldn’t consent; if he’d wanted her around just to look pretty, i doubt he’d’ve cared.)but yeah, give me that version of ursula. give me ursula fine with using ariel against triton until she realizes ariel’s not so bad, and hell, ariel’s in the same fucking boat, triton’s a dick to her too. give me ariel and ursula becoming friends and not needing a thing to do with triton anymore because they are boss ladies and they don’t have time for his bullshit. give me an ursula who’s just as worried about ariel getting hurt on the surface as triton, but instead of trying to lock her away, helps her stay safe when she goes, helps her see and do new things and learn to grow without a man in her life. who doesn’t shame ariel for crushing on some human dude but doesn’t let her give up anything for any man, even a nice one who might like her back. THAT is a film i’d love to watch.

ALSO, ALSO, I’M NOT DONE YET. 1. equating a vagina with femininity  is cissexist.2. even rewording it as “you can be a woman or have a voice but not both” still does not allow for the fact that even though she could sing, ariel didn’t have much a voice at home either. like i said: nobody listened to her, everyone dismissed her or told her to get her shit together, it was ridiculous. she couldn’t even talk to eric, and he still treated her with more courtesy and tried harder to figure out what he could do to make her happy than triton did.

thegeminisage:

thundercaya:

flowisaconstruct:

the-goddamazon:

musingsofanawkwardblackgirl:

foreverpruned:

black-american-queen:

dapenguinninja:

giddytf2:

gyrojojo:

leylatimur:

yeeees

why is Ursula shunned from King Triton’s society? does it have something to do with being more powerful than him? why does King Triton have a magical trident, being otherwise a pretty regular merman? Ursula is a witch, if anyone should have a magical artifact it should be her, did King Triton steal it?

and finally, Ursula didn’t do Ariel much wrong

Ariel wanted some legs (and a vagina) and Ursula told her flat out that in the surface world you can have a vagina or a voice, not both

i’d watch the hell out of a movie about Ursula

Ursula told her flat out that in the surface world you can have a vagina or a voice, not both”

ohhhh shit though, ursula was being too real about the world

although perhaps a bit too literal

Okay, these were all excellent points and I’ll never see The Little Mermaid the same way again.

I laughed at that caption at first then the reality actually hit me

you can have a vagina or a voice, not both”

Bruh… Little mermaid was deep.

Ursula gave the game to Ariel:

"The men up there don’t like a lot of blather.
They think a girl who gossips is a boor.
And on land it’s much preferred for ladies not to say a word,
and she who holds her tongue gets a man.”

^^^

Literally the whole song “Poor Unfortunate Souls” was Ursula asking Ariel if she was sure that was the kind of life she wanted. She told Ariel EXACTLY what to expect and exactly what would happen should she fail to uphold her end of the bargain. Ursula was 100% honest with her. Ariel STILL said yes because she was naive.

And notice Eric wasn’t too distraught about Ariel not having a voice during their time together? After he got over the initial shock, he was like “Okay, cool, I’LL do all the talking and you just look pretty.”

Can we get a whole line-up of movies about our villains, though? I really am more interested in their backstories than anything.

As long as George Lucas isn’t involved, I’m down.

It would be fucked up for Eric to be mad at Ariel for not being able to talk when she WASN’T ABLE TO FUCKING TALK, so no, he wasn’t too distraught about it. That doesn’t mean he wouldn’t have loved her if she could talk. It’s not like he didn’t get to see her personality by hanging out with her when they went out to down and shit. You don’t need to be verbal to be more than just a face.

YES. nonverbal people are 100% capable of forming meaningful relationships, and actually not acting all ~distraught~ that they can’t talk is just basic human decency. making a big deal out of it would kinda have made eric an asshole.

BUT ALSO

pls don’t call ariel a bitch or dump on her for being naive. here’s why:

1. she the youngest of SEVEN kids, had her interests routinely dumped on and dismissed, did not have a mother/anybody (aside from ONE FISH and one seagull, kinda) who was willing to hang with her and be her FRIEND rather than just tell her to get her shit together, and her father was at the very least too controlling. (let’s recap: triton has sebastian SPY ON HER for him, and when he finds out she SAVED A LIFE, he goes to a private place she deliberately kept secret from him, flies into a rage, and destroys all her most prized belongings right in front of her. not cool, man. that’s bordering into outright emotional abuse.) anyone can roll their eyes at ariel suddenly deciding she’s in ~love~ with someone she’s never even spoken to, but wouldn’t YOU want to get the hell out of dodge, to somewhere where people might understand you a little better? (“betcha on land / they understand / that they don’t reprimand their daughters / bright young women / sick of swimmin’ / ready to stand”)

2. you didn’t see the film maleficent dumping all over aurora, did you? we might’ve rolled our eyes at her once or twice, but in the end she and maleficent said “fuck off” to the boring boys and rode off into the sunset to have their own adventures. that film was not about pitting female characters against one another, and making the princess the bad guy. it was a celebration of female-female relationships, and it made the men who wronged them the bad guys.

(and an eric addendum: even the prince in maleficent wasn’t painted as evil—a bit boring, maybe, but the movie didn’t feel a need to shame aurora for crushing on a handsome face, and he didn’t seem like the type to want her around just to look pretty, either. i mean, he was even clearly uncomfortable with kissing someone who couldn’t consent; if he’d wanted her around just to look pretty, i doubt he’d’ve cared.)

but yeah, give me that version of ursula. give me ursula fine with using ariel against triton until she realizes ariel’s not so bad, and hell, ariel’s in the same fucking boat, triton’s a dick to her too. give me ariel and ursula becoming friends and not needing a thing to do with triton anymore because they are boss ladies and they don’t have time for his bullshit. give me an ursula who’s just as worried about ariel getting hurt on the surface as triton, but instead of trying to lock her away, helps her stay safe when she goes, helps her see and do new things and learn to grow without a man in her life. who doesn’t shame ariel for crushing on some human dude but doesn’t let her give up anything for any man, even a nice one who might like her back. THAT is a film i’d love to watch.

ALSO, ALSO, I’M NOT DONE YET.

1. equating a vagina with femininity is cissexist.

2. even rewording it as “you can be a woman or have a voice but not both” still does not allow for the fact that even though she could sing, ariel didn’t have much a voice at home either. like i said: nobody listened to her, everyone dismissed her or told her to get her shit together, it was ridiculous. she couldn’t even talk to eric, and he still treated her with more courtesy and tried harder to figure out what he could do to make her happy than triton did.


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last-haven:

thegeminisage:

YOU KNOW WHAT THE BEST THING EVER IS? IT’S SOULMATE AUS LIKE GOD DAMN I HAVE SEEN SO MANY ON FFN/LJ/AO3/TUMBLR OVER THE YEARS LIKE:

  • the one where you only see color once you meet your soulmate (so you don’t know them until you see them), and it goes away when they die
  • the one where you don’t know your soulmate until you touch them
  • the one where you don’y know your soulmate until you hear them speak, or hear them speak a certain word; your name, for example
  • the one where you get the name of the person in their handwriting on your body somewhere at a certain age
  • the one where the first thing they say to you appears instead
  • the one where you get each others’ fingerprints
  • the one where you get matching marks/symbols/tattoos
  • the one where your marks or words that change depending on what’s going on with your soulmate
  • the one with the clock that counts down the time until you meet your soulmate
  • the one where when you sleep you dream of whatever they’re experiencing from their point of view until you find them, or AFTER you find them
  • the one where you can straight up talk to them in dreams until/after you find them
  • the one where you form a telepathic/empathetic link until/after you find them
  • the one where you share extreme physical sensation until/after you find them; if one of you hurts the other one hurts, if one of you is getting lucky the other one gets a little hot and bothered
  • the one where the closer you are to them the more aware of them you become, and you find them playing a hot/cold game; for instance, colors get brighter and brighter the closer you are and fade into gray when they’re too far away
  • the one where once you turn a certain age/one night a year you swap bodies with them for one night and you have a limited amount of time to leave/collect clues to their identity
  • the one where being next to your soulmate can heal you from things people don’t normally heal from
  • the one where only your soulmate can kill you (can you still be killed by age/disease? who knows!)
  • the one where reincarnation is also a thing and meeting your soulmate either unlocks or erases memories or your past lives until the next one
  • the one where in universes with magic meeting your soulmate activates your powers/unlocks more powerful magic

SOULMATE AUS WITH COMPLICATIONS:

  • blind characters who can’t see if the world’s in color or black and white
  • characters like x-men’s rogue who literally can’t touch people; characters who have been through trauma who don’t want to touch people
  • hard of hearing characters like clint barton who can’t hear their soulmate speak without hearing aids/at all or on the flipside characters who can’t speak; maybe it still works in sign language, or maybe it doesn’t
  • people who can’t read/can’t read the language the words on their body are in
  • characters like bucky barnes who’ve lost hands and/or had their fingerprints removed
  • soulmate clocks that time out in the middle of the crowd; there’s an entire craigslist category for finding who else was there that day with a clock that timed out too
  • famous characters speaking to or performing for a crowd and suddenly their world is in color/thier clock times out/etc and every member of the audience pretends to be this celebrity’s soulmate and a cinderella type situation ensues with the finding
  • soulmates playing the hot/cold game and they kEEP MISSING EACH OTHER
  • insomniacs who rarely sleep, much less at the same time/different time than their soulmate
  • soulmate ot3s/ot4s/otmores where you dream in varying people’s povs every time you sleep and get super confused
  • people who get sick or injured and frantically search for their soulmate so they can survive
  • people who need to be in medically induced comas and their soulmates have to stay away so they don’t accidentally wake them up
  • the one where soulbonding is actually a choice and someone chooses to bond with someone they may not know or like to save their lives
  • new souls who don’t get memories of past lives because they don’t have one and panic
  • muggles/people without powers who don’t get them upgraded or unlocked

COMBINATION AUS:

  • the one where you one or both of you have to do all three (see your soulmate, touch your soulmate, hear your soulmate), or all three have to happen at least once between the 2+ of you
  • or it’s completely random how you find your soulmate: one of you gets a name and the other gets a fingerprint, one of you has to hear your soulmate and one of you has to see them, etc; particularly useful if you happen to be blind or deaf
  • same for characters with disabilities/who have “complications”: they get or find a different way of finding their soulmate, not better or worse, just different

THEN THERE’S SOULMATE AUS THAT DON’T HAVE TO CONFORM TO LIFELONG MONOGAMY:

  • the ones where you have more than one romantic soulmate at the same time or you get a new soulmate after the first die
  • the ones where people have multiple soulmates of different types and it’s color coded; a red name/mark/etc for love, a blue one for friendship; for the ones where you start seeing color you get a new one for each soulmate
  • the ones where some people have romantic soulmates and some don’t, and those that don’t are still perfectly happy anyway, maybe in a relationship anyway, maybe not
  • the ones where some people have multiple romantic soulmates who may or may not also be soulmates with each other
  • aromantic or asexual people who have soulmates who are not and they manage to work it out
  • romantic and sexual people who don’t have soulmates but find happiness anyway, either with someone like them or someone not like them

SOULMATE AUS THAT EXPLORE THE RAMIFICATIONS OF SOULMATES BEING A THING:

  • the ones where soulmates are for everyone and get legal aid to help stay together, like if their in-laws try to keep them apart/someone risks getting deported/someone gets drafted/whatever
  • the ones where soulmates are super super rare and TECHNICALLY get exempted from shitty things like “people of different races/the same sex/etc can’t get married/have relations/etc” but maybe still face a lot of prejudice and they fight to get those types of awful laws lifted for everyone
  • agencies that exist to help you find your soulmate or figure out which soulmate thing you have but some of them are just shams, bonus points for this being in a verse where the thing is exceedingly rare to begin with
  • people pretending to be soulmates to take advantage of the laws, for good or ill; the couple who loves just as fiercely as a soulmates who will do anything to stay together, or the shitty people who try to claim they’re mated to people who’ve rejected them so they “have” to stay together
  • tabloid mags photoshopping matching soulmate marks or following big legal cases where someone tries to prove or disprove that they are soulmates with someone else
  • soulmates in universes where they’re a rarity or rare soulmate types like ot3s in dodging government officials because they don’t want to become lab rats
  • people who don’t believe in soulmates until it happens to them, or people who believe hardcore and want to find theirs but they don’t necessarily have one
  • little rituals that make finding your soulmate more likely, like shaking hands with people as often as possible, repeating each other’s names after you’re introduced, etc

just give me alllll the soulmate aus ok, give me people finding each other in spite of complications, give me all the delightful plot twists, give me detailed worlds where this changes the norms

feel free to reblog with sources! (or MORE AUS.) a little over half of these are things i’ve seen elsewhere over time and i cannot remember where they are all from

haha or if you’re into this sorta thing you could just take pity on me and reblog it anyway this took an embarrassingly long time to type up oh my god ;;;;;;;;;

Okay, but what about AUs where people are actively avoiding meeting their soul mate. (For whatever reason—they’re criminals on the run, disillusioned about love, hate the idea that they have to follow fate.) They go to great lengths—burn off their own finger prints, sew their own mouths shut, hide their marks/clocks/what-have-you, run away whenever someone even looks at them funny, or just straight up deny everything if cornered.

They just want nothing to do with their soul mate, despite the other person’s objections; their soul mate has to decide if they’ll let them go or if they’ll have to find some way to convince them.

And maybe they will convince them. Maybe they’ll wear them down or win them over. Maybe they won’t.

What if it turns out that the reason they didn’t want to meet their soul mate was because it would mean their doom. A policeman corners a criminal only to realize to their horror that this is their soul mate. A person’s friend/family member is murdered and so they go on a revenge fueled path only to find that the real culprit was their soul mate. Two soldiers meet on the front line face to face only for their world to come into vibrant colors. What do they do then?

Give me a love story to shatter my heart.

#sorry but not sorry that i hijacked your post with doom and gloom #yours just happened to be on my dash when i was thinking about this (via last-haven)

NEVER BE SORRY this is glorious and heart-wrenching

(like i’m me so i’m choosing to take the happier side of this but AAAAH soulmates finding each other through the most impossible of circumstances!! FINDING A WAY *w* different sides of a war even dfjkghsdkfjghdkjgh my heart)


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leylatimur:

yeeees
why is Ursula shunned from King Triton’s society? does it have something to do with being more powerful than him? why does King Triton have a magical trident, being otherwise a pretty regular merman? Ursula is a witch, if anyone should have a magical artifact it should be her, did King Triton steal it?
and finally, Ursula didn’t do Ariel much wrong
Ariel wanted some legs (and a vagina) and Ursula told her flat out that in the surface world you can have a vagina or a voice, not both
i’d watch the hell out of a movie about Ursula

“Ursula told her flat out that in the surface world you can have a vagina or a voice, not both”
ohhhh shit though, ursula was being too real about the world
although perhaps a bit too literal

Okay, these were all excellent points and I’ll never see The Little Mermaid the same way again.

I laughed at that caption at first then the reality actually hit me

you can have a vagina or a voice, not both”


Bruh… Little mermaid was deep.

Ursula gave the game to Ariel:
"The men up there don’t like a lot of blather.They think a girl who gossips is a boor. And on land it’s much preferred for ladies not to say a word, and she who holds her tongue gets a man.”
^^^
Literally the whole song “Poor Unfortunate Souls” was Ursula asking Ariel if she was sure that was the kind of life she wanted. She told Ariel EXACTLY what to expect and exactly what would happen should she fail to uphold her end of the bargain. Ursula was 100% honest with her. Ariel STILL said yes because she was naive.
And notice Eric wasn’t too distraught about Ariel not having a voice during their time together? After he got over the initial shock, he was like “Okay, cool, I’LL do all the talking and you just look pretty.”
Can we get a whole line-up of movies about our villains, though? I really am more interested in their backstories than anything.

As long as George Lucas isn’t involved, I’m down.


It would be fucked up for Eric to be mad at Ariel for not being able to talk when she WASN’T ABLE TO FUCKING TALK, so no, he wasn’t too distraught about it. That doesn’t mean he wouldn’t have loved her if she could talk. It’s not like he didn’t get to see her personality by hanging out with her when they went out to down and shit. You don’t need to be verbal to be more than just a face.

YES. nonverbal people are 100% capable of forming meaningful relationships, and actually not acting all ~distraught~ that they can’t talk is just basic human decency. making a big deal out of it would kinda have made eric an asshole. BUT ALSOpls don’t call ariel a bitch or dump on her for being naive. here’s why:1. she the youngest of SEVEN kids, had her interests routinely dumped on and dismissed, did not have a mother/anybody (aside from ONE FISH and one seagull, kinda) who was willing to hang with her and be her FRIEND rather than just tell her to get her shit together, and her father was at the very least too controlling. (let’s recap: triton has sebastian SPY ON HER for him, and when he finds out she SAVED A LIFE, he goes to a private place she deliberately kept secret from him, flies into a rage, and destroys all her most prized belongings right in front of her. not cool, man. that’s bordering into outright emotional abuse.) anyone can roll their eyes at ariel suddenly deciding she’s in ~love~ with someone she’s never even spoken to, but wouldn’t YOU want to get the hell out of dodge, to somewhere where people might understand you a little better? (“betcha on land / they understand / that they don’t reprimand their daughters / bright young women / sick of swimmin’ / ready to stand”) 2. you didn’t see the film maleficent dumping all over aurora, did you? we might’ve rolled our eyes at her once or twice, but in the end she and maleficent said “fuck off” to the boring boys and rode off into the sunset to have their own adventures. that film was not about pitting female characters against one another, and making the princess the bad guy. it was a celebration of female-female relationships, and it made the men who wronged them the bad guys. (and an eric addendum: even the prince in maleficent wasn’t painted as evil—a bit boring, maybe, but the movie didn’t feel a need to shame aurora for crushing on a handsome face, and he didn’t seem like the type to want her around just to look pretty, either. i mean, he was even clearly uncomfortable with kissing someone who couldn’t consent; if he’d wanted her around just to look pretty, i doubt he’d’ve cared.)but yeah, give me that version of ursula. give me ursula fine with using ariel against triton until she realizes ariel’s not so bad, and hell, ariel’s in the same fucking boat, triton’s a dick to her too. give me ariel and ursula becoming friends and not needing a thing to do with triton anymore because they are boss ladies and they don’t have time for his bullshit. give me an ursula who’s just as worried about ariel getting hurt on the surface as triton, but instead of trying to lock her away, helps her stay safe when she goes, helps her see and do new things and learn to grow without a man in her life. who doesn’t shame ariel for crushing on some human dude but doesn’t let her give up anything for any man, even a nice one who might like her back. THAT is a film i’d love to watch.

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the-goddamazon:

musingsofanawkwardblackgirl:

foreverpruned:

black-american-queen:

dapenguinninja:

giddytf2:

gyrojojo:

leylatimur:

yeeees

why is Ursula shunned from King Triton’s society? does it have something to do with being more powerful than him? why does King Triton have a magical trident, being otherwise a pretty regular merman? Ursula is a witch, if anyone should have a magical artifact it should be her, did King Triton steal it?

and finally, Ursula didn’t do Ariel much wrong

Ariel wanted some legs (and a vagina) and Ursula told her flat out that in the surface world you can have a vagina or a voice, not both

i’d watch the hell out of a movie about Ursula

Ursula told her flat out that in the surface world you can have a vagina or a voice, not both”

ohhhh shit though, ursula was being too real about the world

although perhaps a bit too literal

Okay, these were all excellent points and I’ll never see The Little Mermaid the same way again.

I laughed at that caption at first then the reality actually hit me

you can have a vagina or a voice, not both”

Bruh… Little mermaid was deep.

Ursula gave the game to Ariel:

"The men up there don’t like a lot of blather.
They think a girl who gossips is a boor.
And on land it’s much preferred for ladies not to say a word,
and she who holds her tongue gets a man.”

^^^

Literally the whole song “Poor Unfortunate Souls” was Ursula asking Ariel if she was sure that was the kind of life she wanted. She told Ariel EXACTLY what to expect and exactly what would happen should she fail to uphold her end of the bargain. Ursula was 100% honest with her. Ariel STILL said yes because she was naive.

And notice Eric wasn’t too distraught about Ariel not having a voice during their time together? After he got over the initial shock, he was like “Okay, cool, I’LL do all the talking and you just look pretty.”

Can we get a whole line-up of movies about our villains, though? I really am more interested in their backstories than anything.

As long as George Lucas isn’t involved, I’m down.

It would be fucked up for Eric to be mad at Ariel for not being able to talk when she WASN’T ABLE TO FUCKING TALK, so no, he wasn’t too distraught about it. That doesn’t mean he wouldn’t have loved her if she could talk. It’s not like he didn’t get to see her personality by hanging out with her when they went out to down and shit. You don’t need to be verbal to be more than just a face.

YES. nonverbal people are 100% capable of forming meaningful relationships, and actually not acting all ~distraught~ that they can’t talk is just basic human decency. making a big deal out of it would kinda have made eric an asshole.

BUT ALSO

pls don’t call ariel a bitch or dump on her for being naive. here’s why:

1. she the youngest of SEVEN kids, had her interests routinely dumped on and dismissed, did not have a mother/anybody (aside from ONE FISH and one seagull, kinda) who was willing to hang with her and be her FRIEND rather than just tell her to get her shit together, and her father was at the very least too controlling. (let’s recap: triton has sebastian SPY ON HER for him, and when he finds out she SAVED A LIFE, he goes to a private place she deliberately kept secret from him, flies into a rage, and destroys all her most prized belongings right in front of her. not cool, man. that’s bordering into outright emotional abuse.) anyone can roll their eyes at ariel suddenly deciding she’s in ~love~ with someone she’s never even spoken to, but wouldn’t YOU want to get the hell out of dodge, to somewhere where people might understand you a little better? (“betcha on land / they understand / that they don’t reprimand their daughters / bright young women / sick of swimmin’ / ready to stand”)

2. you didn’t see the film maleficent dumping all over aurora, did you? we might’ve rolled our eyes at her once or twice, but in the end she and maleficent said “fuck off” to the boring boys and rode off into the sunset to have their own adventures. that film was not about pitting female characters against one another, and making the princess the bad guy. it was a celebration of female-female relationships, and it made the men who wronged them the bad guys.

(and an eric addendum: even the prince in maleficent wasn’t painted as evil—a bit boring, maybe, but the movie didn’t feel a need to shame aurora for crushing on a handsome face, and he didn’t seem like the type to want her around just to look pretty, either. i mean, he was even clearly uncomfortable with kissing someone who couldn’t consent; if he’d wanted her around just to look pretty, i doubt he’d’ve cared.)

but yeah, give me that version of ursula. give me ursula fine with using ariel against triton until she realizes ariel’s not so bad, and hell, ariel’s in the same fucking boat, triton’s a dick to her too. give me ariel and ursula becoming friends and not needing a thing to do with triton anymore because they are boss ladies and they don’t have time for his bullshit. give me an ursula who’s just as worried about ariel getting hurt on the surface as triton, but instead of trying to lock her away, helps her stay safe when she goes, helps her see and do new things and learn to grow without a man in her life. who doesn’t shame ariel for crushing on some human dude but doesn’t let her give up anything for any man, even a nice one who might like her back. THAT is a film i’d love to watch.


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look after yourself

put yourself first

if you aren’t okay then nothing else will seem okay either

tell yourself you’re wonderful

treat yourself right

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