“Would you rather have retractable wings or retractable claws?”

summercicada

Retractable wings! I could fly wherever I wanted and not have to worry about buying a plane ticket. Having retractable claws just seems like it could get me into trouble. lol. 


Reblog if you’ll PUBLICLY answer anything in your ask right now.

“It’s okay to cry, it’s okay to be sad about it. It’s okay to miss him, and it’s okay to wish you did something differently. But never blame yourself for how things turned out. Never tell yourself you can’t do better, and never tell yourself this is end of the road. Fate has a time and place for all of us and nothing you can do or say will change that.
Sure, it’s okay to fall, but it’s never okay to stay down.”
—Daily Relatable Love Quotes (via thelovewhisperer)
“Why do we spell the country as ‘Philippines’ but the language as ‘Filipino’?”

Philippines is an old English name of the country. It was a Spanish colony, the Spanish name for the country is Islas Filipinas. Then the people of the Philippines decided to choose a new language to become the national language. They chose a language called Tagalog. Tagalog called the Philippines the same way as Spahish.

Subsequently they decided to rename Tagalog to Filipino to highlight its role as a national language. And English just borrowed the name.

/u/czallo

(via sdsimple)

Wrong.

Philippines is the English name of the country after Islas de Filipinas. How they came up with that name from Filipinas I have no clue but the name has has stuck since the American colonization which in turn derives from a colonial name that has stuck with us during our 333 (when Spain eventually got a foothold in 1565 during Miguel Lopez de Legazpi expedition years later after Magellans voyage and arrival in 1521) years of Spanish colonization. It really should be changed because it’s still a colonial name which comes from a Spanish King we never acknowledged. But I already discussed this here and it’s another topic all together, one that will be very long and passionate so I’ll leave it for another day.

The people of the Philippines did not choose Tagalog to be the national language. The Tagalogs did. In which at the time and still is, the seat of power was in Manila, a Tagalog region. Andres Bonifacio himself declared the people and nation as Katagalugan, “the Tagalog nation”, saying that we were all Tagalog which means “people by the river”, when in fact there are hundreds of other ethnic groups besides the Tagalogs and languages in the archipelago, and not all of them live by a river let alone understand one another. 

They never renamed Tagalog as Pilipino. Tagalog is Tagalog. Pilipino is Pilipino, which essentially is Tagalog with very, very few words borrowed from other Philippine languages but essentially Tagalog in grammar and form. The “Pilipino language” is just a mask and fake nationalistic term to hide the fact that it’s essentially just Tagalog to try and settle the disputes held and still held that we have a national language to represent all of us in a sense of nationalistic pride.

In the Philippines the language is spelled Pilipino not Filipino. The country is officially called Republika ng Pilipinas, or in English, The Republic of the Philippines. Filipino is just the English spelling as the letter “f’ and the sound is not from our indigenous alphabet or sounds, it is instead “p”. The “f” sound, along with j, x, c, and z was only introduced during Spanish and American colonization. 

*drops mic*

(via pinoy-culture)


simonmarshallcolfer:

help-the-fandoms-have-me:

WHOA

DO YOU KNOW WHAT I JUST REALIZED

If there were hunters out there like Sam and Dean, or a secret organization called Torchwood, or the Doctor showing up, or fairies or wizards or demigods or whatever,

the ONE thing that would keep…


yinx1:

jujubee58:

vinebox:

truth.

will give you the sugar

^thats the truth



“‘It is finished.’ May those words land on your bones for the nights when fear tells you the cross was a beginning & you must finish grace.”
—Jon Acuff  (via 1-burstofcolor)

laylamajandra:

naturalislove:

bitchjerked:

do you ever get mad because there’s so much wasted potential in characters and relationships and plotlines in some shows

Did you say Scandal?

I’m pretty sure I heard scandal


schmergo:

When I die, I want my bones to be rearranged to make a neat dinosaur and fraudulently displayed in a natural history museum.

:( Except they can tell by the type of bone that it is human and not dinosaur (and female, etc. etc.) stupid, science. 


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