Omg thank you my wish came true hahahhha
Question: “Is there anything oliver would like to do this season?”
Crowd & Stephen: *dies of laughter*
m y l i t t l e s t a r l o r d
I want to watch Outlander! But I don’t have Starz. Or a safe link. Ugh.
so you’ve fallen in love with an under appreciated actor with a terrible filmography: a memoir
Chris Pratt and Dylan Prunty Recite Lines from “The LEGO Movie”
Click the link to the video. It is precious. I love Chris’ face at the end, just amazed he knows the entire movie.
The thing that disturbs me about Chris Pratt fans is that even though he was already incredibly handsome and funny, nobody idolized him until he lost a shit ton of weight for that one movie.
Well, that’s a vast generalization, even if somewhat true. But Chris might not have had a ton of exposure before now, and people who are just discovering him? This is the version they’re seeing.
I loved him on Everwood, way back ten years ago when he was Bright Abbott, and he was clueless and adorable, and I wanted him with Hannah so bad I didn’t know what to do.
And he’s equally adorable in Parks and Rec, though Andy’s way dumber.
I don’t like Chris cause he went and got a six pack (Are six packs nice? Sure, but no one, including Chris, will ever retain them in the real world. There are more important things than that in the world - like family, downtime, and French fries, and I think Chris knows that.), I like Chris because he seems like a very candid, genuinely funny, nice man. And those are so hard to find in the world today that I think that’s what attracts a great deal of people to him. He appreciates his life and opportunities because he didn’t always have them, and he adores his wife and son, and he wants to be good to people and help others with his visibility as a celebrity. To me, that’s what counts about him, not that he’s just tall and good looking, but that he is a good person. Hopefully that’s what others are seeing about him now, once the charm of the eye candy wears off.
"They are like Kevin Bacon" by Mike Flores.
I think one thing you can do to help your friends who are depressed is to reach out to them not in the spirit of helping, but in the spirit of liking them and wanting their company. “I’m here to help if you ever need me” is good to know, but hard to act on, especially when you’re in a dark place. Specific, ongoing, pleasure-based invitations are much easier to absorb. “I’m here. Let’s go to the movies. Or stay in and order takeout and watch some dumb TV.” “I’m having a party, it would be really great if you could come for a little while.” Ask them for help with things you know they are good at and like doing, so there is reciprocity and a way for them to contribute. “Will you come over Sunday and help me clear my closet of unfashionable and unflattering items? I trust your eye.” “Will you read this story I wrote and help me fix the dialogue?” “Want to make dinner together? You chop, I’ll assemble.” “I am going glasses shopping and I need another set of eyes.” Remind yourself why you like this person, and in the process, remind them that they are likable and worth your time and interest.
Talk to the parts of the person that aren’t being eaten by the depression. Make it as easy as possible to make and keep plans, if you have the emotional resources to be the initiator and to meet your friends a little more than halfway. If the person turns down a bunch of invitations in a row because (presumably) they don’t have the energy to be social, respect their autonomy by giving it a month or two and then try again. Keep the invitations simple; “Any chance we could have breakfast Saturday?” > “ARE YOU AVOIDING ME BECAUSE YOU’RE DEPRESSED OR BECAUSE YOU HATE ME I AM ONLY TRYING TO HELP YOU.” “I miss you and I want to see you” > “I’m worried about you.” A depressed person is going to have a shame spiral about how their shame is making them avoid you and how that’s giving them more shame, which is making them avoid you no matter what you do. No need for you to call attention to it. Just keep asking. “I want to see you” “Let’s do this thing.” “If you are feeling low, I understand, and I don’t want to impose on you, but I miss your face. Please come have coffee with me.” “Apology accepted. ApologIES accepted. So. Gelato and Outlander?”
P.S. A lot of people with depression and other mental illnesses have trouble making decisions or choosing from a bunch of different options. “Wanna get dinner at that pizza place on Tuesday night?” is a LOT easier to answer than “So wanna hang out sometime? What do you want to do?”
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