Also known as “THAT SONG” from Monsters University. Which isn’t on the soundtrack.
Enjoy, monsters of all ages.
do you ever have those moments where you’re catching your friend up on a series and they make a random guess on something that’s going to happen and it’s actually 100% right and you just sit there like
"MUST NOT LET THEM KNOW"
do you ever start watching a show because your friend peer pressured you into it because it’s great and make a random guess at something and they make the face
"OH MY GOD NO I WAS RIGHT I JUST SPOILED MYSELF"
This describes my relationship with my friend nick 100% of the time, she would start watching a series that I’ve read and start making these assumption and good guesses. I’m just sitting there, on alert, and kind of trying not to give face. I read a lot of manga, so I’m very updated when there’s a series adaption of it. It’s terrible, I’m trying so hard to not give it away, but she’s looks at me to see if I let any indications slip that she’s right with her assumptions. So being friends with this senorita for over 7 years, you think I have mastered the poker face? AHAHAH NO, BARELY. It’s easier to hide when your on the phone or texting, sometimes, oh god, sometimes I think when she’s guessing that she must have read it or watched the scene, when actually, SHE HASN’T. I’m not a fan of watching the anime series adaption, I like reading. I sometimes watch anime, if it’s not from a manga. So whenever she’s in a new series, I shit you not, 90% of the time I know what she’s watching and I know all the spoilers around it. It’s terrible. My face trying to do the poker face for 5 seconds: and then honest to god, I just get this wave of happiness that she got it right, and I can finally talk to her about it. Oh god it’s so hard, then I end up doing this: My life, seriously.
Erwin Smith = Bruce Wayne.
In DC or Marvel Erwin would be a fucking superhero.
His name would be Commander Handsome, amirite
I always wanted them to be friends with Smaug, but yeah, this is exactly what would have happened.
I don’t mind at all! :) I am happy to share with you.
I grew up in south Texas and was raised as a Baptist Christian all my life. The town I lived in was extremely small. I went to school that was not very diverse at all. I had never heard of a Muslim, much less met one until 9/11. After that, I pretty much hated all Muslims and thought they were all terrorist. Little did I know that nearly 10 years later, I would become a Muslim.
When I was a Christian, I always asked a lot of questions to which my Sunday school teachers could never answer, so they told me it is “blind faith.” I felt like a terrible person for always questioning my beliefs and others would jokingly call me “Doubting Thomas.” The biggest question that I always had was in the Trinity. If God is God and Jesus is Jesus, but God is Jesus and Jesus is God, then who was the Holy Spirit and why could no one explain that they holy spirit was something more than just a feeling in your heart but it was also God.
Well, when I went to college, during my Sophomore year, I began hanging out with a lot of Nigerians, Moroccans, and Saudi’s. I began having pleasant debates about religion with a lot of them over time. I hate how they also tended to make sense and I just confused them more. I figured that if I would convert them to Christianity, then I need to read about their religion and find out why they worship a black box out in the desert, find out why they prayed to Muhammad and find out what Allah was God of. I assumed it was more of a Pagan religion than anything else… and you know what I found out? THEY DID NONE OF THOSE THINGS,
I started by reading the Quran. I found out that most of the stories in the Quran, I already knew them! They were so similar to the stories in the Bible. Little did I know that they were the same, only easier for me to understand. Muslims believe in Abraham, Noah, Moses, Jonah, David, Solomon, Joseph, Mary, Jesus… the list goes on. I learned that these great men were not just men that did special things, they were prophets. Muslims loved them each of them and held them in high regard. I couldn’t believe that Muslims believe in Jesus! They did not believe he was God or that he was the son of God, but they loved him and believed he was one of the greatest prophets. Now s for the black box in the desert? Muslims don’t worship it; I found it was an important part of Islamic history, and the Kabba is a symbol for the unity of Muslims. Now as for Allah, many Americans think that because he is not named God, then he is not the same god or he would be called God. It is funny really. Do people think that all Christians around the world do not have another name for God? It depends on what language you are speaking. In fact, Allah is special. It is a name only given to Him. It means the one and only God, creator of everything (the only one to be worshiped). It is a little difficult for me to translate the meaning because in English we do not have the word. God in English doesn’t just refer to God of everything. We say God when we are describing Pagan people’s religion. An example, “They worship a Moon god.” In Arabic, Allah is just for Him.
I later went on to find that Islam doesn’t teach hostility, and that jihad doesn’t mean to go off and kill a bunch of people in the name of Allah. It is something that you struggle with, such as when you lose your job or anything else in that sense. I began to realize that most of what I knew about Islam wasn’t even correct at all. A lot of it came from terrible translation, my fear of what I didn’t know, and the media’s twisted perception of this actually incredibly peaceful religion.
I gathered the majority of it all from the Quran. I read it (English translation) twice. Both times I cried because it actually made sense to me. It wasn’t just something that was symbolic and I needed someone to translate or decode it for me. I could understand it. That was something I had a hard time doing with the Bible. After that, I began doing research. I watched, YouTube, read books/journals/articles, studied constantly anything and everything I could, not only over Islam, but over Christianity and some Judaism. I realized that there was a lot of stuff about Christianity that I didn’t realize, mainly about the stuff that was hidden from Christians. After about 2 years of studying, I decided to convert.
I hope that this helps to answer some of your questions. I was kind of a rough overview of Islam and what led me to it from Christianity. I think sometimes it is easier to answer direct questions regarding narrow subjects. It is difficult to give an overview of an entire religion through 1 ask lol, but I am glad that you asked. I think that no matter what religion you are, it is a good thing to ask questions and find out about other religions. If nothing else, it will make you stronger in your own beliefs or make you understand a person a little better. I hope this helps you, and any time that you may have questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
This means a lot to me, someone had the decency to read and understand what the religion of Islam is and came to the conclusion that we’re a religion of peace. Not terrorism, not hate, nor violence. The media, the people who twist the practice of Islam, and the ignorant Muslims that use the Quran for their personal gain. That’s not Islam. It never was. So please don’t look at me with ignorance in your eyes, and make useless judgement calls to justify the message that the media gives. People spread their hate and their ignorance, they slander the religion, there resolve never breaking that Islam is a religion of violence. So don’t judge me with your ignorance, and don’t accuse me of being evil when you don’t even know me. Your hatred is not justified, nor is your ignorance.
Read, “Ikra” is the first commandment in the Qur’an. Knowledge is power, and being ignorant to those around you is blind hate. I hate how people think that Muslims oppress the females, when in fact being a female is put into the highest regard. The first commandment does not mean read for only men, it’s gender neutral. People do not understand that Muslim females have rights, it’s just overshadowed by the media showing you countries that mistreat their woman. That’s not Islam. Don’t mix them up. Wearing a scarf is not oppression, I feel vibrant and powerful wearing this, who are you to oppress me and take away my rights to wear this scarf? Ignorance to a culture, religion, a person, race, is rude. You have the information, ask questions, meet people, don’t brush it off.
Take a chance, don’t let the media sway your decision, nor let yourself be ignorant of those around you. The world is diverse, don’t hate and let ignorance stop you from learning.
- A Muslim Arab Women
Stray Italian Greyhound | Vienna Teng
so what do I do with this?
this stray italian greyhound
these inconvenient fireworks
this ice-cream-covered screaming hyperactive thought
god, I just want to lay down
these colours make my eyes hurt
this feeling calls for everything that I am not.
Artists’ Palettes, L-R: Delacroix, Van Gogh, Monet, Seurat, Renoir, Gauguin
More Bookstores I Want to Visit:
1. Livraria Lello in Porto, Portugal
2. Selexyz Bookstore in Maastricht, Holland
3. Bart’s Books in Ojai, California, United States
4. Barter Books in Alnwick, England, United Kingdom
5. Ler Devagar in Lisbon, Portugal
6. Syber’s Books in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
7. Gertrude and Alice Bookstore Cafe in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
8. Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver, Colorado, United States
9. Book World in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
10. Hatchards in London, England, United Kingdom
Fuck you mother nature. We try and reason with you but you just kick us in the uterus.