Non Ducor Duco

To a world painted in black and white, I proudly stand in a shade of gray

Perspective is a beautiful, yet dangerous thing that shapes each of our worlds. Here is a sliver of my own.

Life is good.
Somehow sailing out ended up being so much easier, and with the spirits of friends and family under the sails. I’m never alone. And you… You chose to sail with me. Thank you.

Anonymous said: What's your major for undergrad?

Biology & English

Anonymous said: Is your name DeAnthony ?

no it isnt

hudsonsbluff:

Maleficent (2014)

Heartbreaking scene.

(via myworldyourewelcome)

rubymotherfuckingrose:

sizvideos:

Watch it in video

All my gifs ~ [x]

(Source: sizvideos, via whogoncheckme)

dre3k:

ivthetruth:

dynastylnoire:

sizvideos:

Video

here for this

The innuendo 

but Michael “You need the 10inch tablet” and then sips his coffee…Kelly aint ready lmao

I went much of my life dangling hope on the tip of my fingers and faith walking from the tip of my tongue. So when I lost my way and shut all the blinds and told the sun to come back another day, i never thought to myself how much I’d miss its bliss. How I’d peep through the blinds and open the doors just to wait for it to come back and never see it again. See I’d grown blind, I’d shut myself out from the light. I’d fallen, like an angel with its wings clipped with no other place to go than down. Where gravity itself took hold and did its own thing. I fell. I watched darkness encroach itself  upon eyes, solidify and harden as time passed by. I was so lost in my anger. I was so lost in my pain and my sadness. So I wandered the halls of my mind aimlessly from room to room looking for something that I could latch on to. Love, friendship, validation, companionship, pain, hurt, lost love. I would cling to whatever the heart and mind desired at the time. Clawing and scratching at the walls of my mind looking for resolution and resolve. It took losing my mind to find peace. It took almost losing everything to know that I couldn’t allow myself to fall any deeper into a bitterly sweet contemplative state. So I grabbed myself by the arm and slowly pulled up. Leeched onto me was impossibility, leeched onto me was doubt, leeched onto me was fear, and uncertainty for long to the point that I began to believe it. 

So what changed?

I guess you can say at the end of the day the pressure chose to make me into diamond. At the end of the day I became what  I was meant to be. In all of that darkness I found a part of me that could never fail me. Convoluted and conflated among my Faith. Somewhere along the way that darkness began to erode and chip away from the source. Somewhere along the way, I found my way to seeing the sun again. 

(Source: endnegativity, via whatkeithsays)

Sexualities/Genders (And Other Terms One Should Know)

Heterosexual:

Male-identifying individual sexually attracted to a female-identifying individual, and vice-versa.

Homosexual:

Someone attracted to someone of the same gender as themselves.

Bisexual:

Sexually attracted to two or more genders.

Polysexual:

Sexually attracted to many genders, but not all.

Pansexual:

Sexually attracted to all genders. (this and bisexual, and sometimes polysexual, are often considered to be the same thing and different people may simply identify as any one of them due to their own personal reasons)

Demisexual:

Sexually attracted to people only after forming a bond with them first.

Asexual:

Having no /sexual attraction/ to others; having no desire to have sex.

Heteroromantic:

Male-identifying individual romantically attracted to female-identifying individuals, and vice-versa.

Homoromantic:

Attracted romantically to the same gender.

Biromantic:

Attracted romantically to two or more genders

Polyromantic:

Attracted to many genders (but not all)

Panromantic:

Attracted romantically to all genders

Demiromantic:

Romantically attracted to people only after forming a bond with them first.

Aromantic:

Having no /romantic attraction/ to others; having no desire to be in a romantic relationship.

Polyamorous:

Someone who is attracted to, and is comfortable with being in a relationship with more than one person at a time.

Transexual/Transgender (Term depending on generation and location):

An individual who identifies as a gender other than the one they were assigned at birth to be. Often shortened to trans

Cisgender:

Someone who identifies as the gender that they were assigned as at birth. (ex. matches their birth certificate) Often shortened to cis

Intersex:

Someone who has ambiguous genitalia that doesn't fit into our strict dichotomy of uterus or testes. Often forced into surgery to correct their genitals at a very young age, causing psychological and physical harm later in life

Nonbinary:

Outside of the gender binary of male and female. (Can be used as an umbrella term or as its own identity)

Genderqueer:

Outside of the gender binary. (**This is not an umbrella term like the post said before I edited it! Do not use this as an umbrella term for nonbinary individuals, simply use 'nonbinary'. Queer is considered a slur and not everyone likes to be associated with the word)

Agender:

Someone who feels gender neutral, or someone who experiences a 'lack' of gender.

Bigender:

Someone who identifies as two separate genders.

Trigender:

Someone who identifies as three separate genders.

Genderfluid:

A gender that changes, or is 'fluid'.

Demigirl:

Identifying partially as a woman, but not wholly.

Demiboy/guy:

Identifying partially as a man, but not wholly.

Dmab:

Designated Male at Birth.

Dfab:

Designated Female at Birth.

Amab/Afab:

Same as dmab/dmab, except with 'assigned' instead of 'designted'.

Camab/Cafab:

Same as previous, except prefixed by 'coercively', to highlight the lack of choice.

Reblog to inform! And if there's any I missed or anything that should be clarified, please message me! Always looking to expand the proper vocab. :

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**I edited this post because it used some archaic and incorrect terms/definitions, and needed more terms added to it. -Vivian Mareepe

Anonymous said: can random people snapchat you?

? If you have my snapchat then I suppose so

Anonymous said: It's no problem. You seem a sweet guy anyways. But thanks for your honesty and passion.

Any time!

Anonymous said: I hope you didnt think I was coming off as judgemental. I was merely asking because I was having this discussion with some straight friends of mine that I go to church with. You seem a proud gay men and you also seem very spiritual, so I figured I'd ask what type of revelation of truth you abide by that makes you content and at peace with living BOTH of those truth. I guess I should have worded my question differently to not come off like I was trying to be offensive. My apologies.

No that’s my bad lol. sorry it did come off as a but abrasive and I wasn’t going for that either

Anonymous said: So how you do connect being a God-fearing man with being a homosexual man as well. What revelation have you obtained where you can be both and still be happy and at peace? No conflict, no feeling of "God doesn't love me"?

You tell me where it says that God as an omniscient and omnipotent being will not love me in the bible and then we can have this discussion. I know the scripture, one prominent verse coming from Leviticus and there are also numerous scriptures that combat it with the presence of God’s love. I’ve seen works that I’d like to believe are outside of man, and only out of the grace of God and His work. That is my faith. That is my belief that I hold and adhere to time and time again. And if we are to talk about sin and the degree of sin to which each acts and commits, am I to presume that the person who is anonymous is any greater a sinner than I for their sins? Am i to presume that God does not love you for your sins? Well no, because we are also all forgive by what is considered the power of Jesus Chris since God gave his only begotten son to humanity. In other words, there will forever be many conflicts within scripture stating what I ‘could’ and ‘could not’ attest/be a part of, but my personal relationship is far more vast and significant than what precedes the notion of “God not loving me.” I’ve seen God move mountains in my life, personally, inextricably and profoundly so that there is no need to ever question His love for me.