isabela tackling fenris and blowing raspberries on his stomach when he gets grumpy

anders teaching bethany new spells and bethany reminding anders how a soft touch and a gentle smile feel

merrill opening her door early one morning to find a pile of colorful wildflowers spilling over the threshold

aveline and donnic sparring and ending up wrestling on the floor, laughing so hard tears stream from their eyes

isabela writing rivaini poetry on bethany’s back by flickering candlelight in the hawke estate

sebastian’s fingers twining with fenris’s as they practice archery in the chantry courtyard

varric slipping anonymous letters under the doors of each of the companions, with compliments or recognitions of little things they do to help the city — things that might be ignored because they happen in hawke’s shadow

— and, one day, finding a handful of anonymous letters pushed under his own door

non-hawke relationships (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

7 ‘Game of Thrones’ rumors, debunked

Disclaimer: Fans who read plenty of online Thrones coverage may already know these points as they’ve all been previously reported on and beyond. Who appears (or doesn’t) in the season is discussed, but I’m deliberately not including any plot spoilers from the new season that have leaked, or otherwise adding anything new to the rumor mill.

Still, if you wish to know absolutely nothing about season five before it starts next spring then you might consider a Night’s Watch vow of online Thrones coverage celibacy. And now, let’s tackle those rumors and assumptions

I need to say this.

You know ever since Carol got that almost-flying-tackle-hug from Daryl, we’ve been seeing little glimpses of a part of him that we really haven’t gone into.

He’s always been the protector, the provider, someone who gets shit done. He’s been closed off, gruff, no-nonsense all the time, and it takes a catalyst like the prison being overrun and thinking that everyone he’s ever cared about for the last year-year and a half just GONE for this to show.

And I love seeing this side of him.

I think the best sight we see of this is not just the infamous Jug Toss that happened but you can see it in his face. He’s beaming at her when he says that they can start over. He was also smiling in the premiere episode milliseconds before he hugs the shit out of her!

Who else can bring this out of Daryl? Oh yeah, no one but Carol :D

How Birth Season Affects Personality

Astrology is, of course, basically bunk. Which is why it’s surprising that a study presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology over the weekend suggests that the month in which we were born can, in fact, have an important effect on our mood.

For the paper, Xenia Gonda, an associate professor at Semmelweis University in Budapest, asked 366 university students to fill out a questionnaire that aims to determine which of four kinds of temperaments they most personify. The questions included things like “My mood often changes for no reason” and “I love to tackle new projects, even if risky” and “I complain a lot.” She then correlated their answers with their birthdays.”

Read more at theatlantic.

  • May be  unassertive in expressing their opinions and so not make as much of a contribution to the team’s thinking as they might.
  • May come over as a bit “holier than thou”. 
  • May sweep potential problems under the carpet and not deal with them in a timely fashion.
  • May tackle too many things at the one time and not manage their workload effectively.
  • May procrastinate or spend too much time reflecting rather than acting.. 
Storytime: Ursula

I know you ladies have seen my Ursula cosplay and if you ever hit snags, I want you to think of how awesome that costume is and then think about all of the bullshit that happened with it and know that everything will turn out great and you will have tons of fun in the end.

So Ursula was my biggest cosplay undertaking ever and as such, everything that could have gone wrong with it did. I was tackling materials I had done very little work with on a huge scale. A couple months before acen, I was chugging away on the foam work when I started to cover the structure with fabric. Pretty much everything went wrong then.

My adhesive that I bought to attach the fabric to the foam didn’t hold well enough and also got everywhere, ruining some of my clothes and making my sewing room carpet a disaster. I got to the point where at the end of the night I would dejectedly go to bed with bits of spandex adhered to my legs and butt because I had given up on any type of cleanliness in regards to this project. But nothing draped right, the adhesive didn’t hold, and I was exhausted.

I ended up so frustrated with this (crucial) step of the process that, only two months before the con, I took an entire month off of working on the costume because looking at it made me start to cry, I hated it that much. 

A month before acen, I bought some new spray adhesive and forced myself to get back to work, despite still hating it a little. Once I got to the detail work, I realized that I had been overly ambitious. I couldn’t handsew everything in the available time. An amazing friend rescued me with assistance and it was mostly done before the con, although I spent a great deal of time in my hotel room with my glue, which I had never done before, and it felt horrible.

At the con, the day of my shoot, I spent the morning doing finishing touches and attempting to get into the costume. I say “attempting” because, again, everything went wrong. My body paint wouldn’t set right, despite powder and sealant, my fake nails wouldn’t adhere well due to the body paint, an earring had fallen out of a hole in my suitcase and was gone forever (to this day I only have one Ursula earring), I had gained just enough weight from all of the stress of the past few months that my previously well fitted bodice was now too tight and took several people to zip me into, and my fishing line for my rigging wasn’t strong enough and snapped constantly, making everything from getting ready to walking around impossible.

As a result of everything ever being terrible, I missed my photoshoot time. Fortunately, my photographer (CTgraphy) is a literal angel and fit me in later in the day for a short shoot. If it wasn’t for having the commitments to the shoot and costume contest, I honestly don’t know if I ever would have made it out of the hotel room. I might have collapsed and burst into tears and never cosplayed again. 

But everything changed when I finally left the hotel room, left my troubles and drama and self criticism behind. I walked out into the con and everything was amazing. It made me remember why I loved to cosplay. Jaws dropped, floods of pictures, and so many people telling me what an amazing job I had done. My shoot went spectacularly, with the only hitches being too many other people wanting my picture! I won Best Journeyman Craftsmanship in the contest and I met lots of amazing people that day. 

Sometimes the best triumphs put you through the most beforehand, and it’s all the more satisfying in the end because of what you went through. 

Thank you so much for typing all of this up Sara ( srawr .) I read it last night before bed and you made me cry because of how much I related to every part of it. (Especially that Colleen ctgraphy is one of the best people.) 

I can’t add anything to this besides thank you for submitting and being awesome and I can’t wait to see you again. <3

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Update: 10/21/2014 – Version 1.0.797.20

Hello Simmers, readers of patch notes, and other developers who just happen to be searching the internet for examples of how other teams are writing up their release notes!

We had a few issues we felt needed to be addressed sooner rather than later, and have tackled them in today’s patch! Many of these issues were brought forth by the community through the forums. We thank you for your efforts, your posts, and your focus in helping us create a better experience with The Sims 4.

Some bugs you might be keen to know were fixed: The “Eye and jaw width looks funky” bug! The “I can’t get married if my fiancé died” issue! And the “My Sims can’t age up anymore” bug.

The other issues which we have fixed are detailed below, and we are always dedicated to fixing performance and gameplay blocking issues in order to provide the best gaming experience possible. Please keep posting on the forums. We do read them and we are tracking issues that you are finding.  Thank you!

Crashes / Performance

  • Fixed an issue where the game could enter into an infinite load after all Sims in a household had died.
  • Fixed a performance issue resulting in too many hidden Sims being created for “just in case” scenarios. Resulting in a large number of Sims being loaded that were not needed.
  • Scrolling left in the Memory timeline will no longer freeze your game. Yea… we just… don’t ask…
  • Fixed an issue that was caused by placing a Sim from the gallery into multiple households that could result in either simply causing the appearance to revert to the original Sims appearance, or could cause the household to become unplayable.
  • Fixed an issue that would result in the player being unable to place a Room from the Gallery if the room had been uploaded with a single plate of food.

  • Fixed an appearance issue that caused Sims to incorrectly appear with small eyes and wide jaws on age up. This was a result of a modifier value being improperly ignored for one age group, that resulted in the value being incorrectly applied, and was exacerbated if a Sim moved into or out of that age group.
  • The grieving period is over… Sims can now attempt to marry again if their fiancé has died.
  • Players can once again tell their Sim to age up with a cake, regardless of the Auto Age setting. On a side note, I feel strongly as though I should have used the word irregardless, if only to anger my co-workers who contend that the word is not a word. I feel however, that it is a perfectly fine word, irregardless of their feelings.
  • Fixed an issue where Widows and Widowers were not being properly given their relationship status as Widows and Widowers.
  • Sims made from the same Gallery Sim will now properly populate the world as desired, rather than secretly kill off their clones before moving into the world.
  • Fixed an issue where Ambrosia was “sort of” allowing itself to be copied in Build Mode, however, while it was charging full price for the copy, it was only delivering an empty plate with FX.
  • Resurrected Ghosts by way of Ambrosia, will properly age up upon their return to the land of the living… which is unfortunate because they are just going to die again.
  • Fixed an issue with the Throw 5 Parties goal not counting thrown parties correctly, making it impossible to throw a party that would satisfy the Throw 5 Parties goal. We have thrown together a few lines of code, talked to all parties involved, and verified that it is once again possible to throw a party that satisfies the Throw 5 Parties goal.
  • Fixed an issue preventing Ghosts from showing up as valid targets in some Sim Picker dialogs, such as Write Love Email or Send Spam Money Request to.
  • Teens can now write Love Emails to other Teens.
  • Ghostly Repair will now satisfy the Repair an Object whim.
  • Added a venue wall speaker for the Spooky station into the debug catalog.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause a Sim to attempt to repair a working shower, if the broken shower was on the 2nd floor.

UI / Text
  • Manage households will no longer show empty households as a result of Sims dying from old age.
  • Fixed an improper string update which resulted in the 1st goal of the Writing aspiration informing you that you should “Read 1 Book at the Library,” rather than the correct goal of “Beat Writer’s Block”. Odd that the writing aspiration had an error in the text.

This episode was so good tho, like it tackled a lot of issues. Personal demons was such a huge point like the twins are each other’s personal demons (like dude could you imagine being stuff to a person who wants nothing more than to end your life). Then the two headed guy literally has a person who speaks about hell attached to him. Also Ethel has to tackle her own shameful past and has to deal with the repercussions of her alcohol abuse. It just got really deep and I wasn’t expecting it.

anonymous said:

I missed last nights episode could you fill me in?

*crack knuckles* OKAY

So, I’m only gonna give you a SUPER brief overview, and then I’m gonna tackle you and send you here to watch it :)

Alrighty, let’s get started. 

So, basically, Crowley ends up killing Adina and using her Grace to save Cas. Hannah makes her intentions as possibly romantic pretty clear to Castiel and then he makes it clear that he’s not interested in that with her. His goal is to save Dean and he says that emotions are tempting and dangerous, but they can’t stray from the goal. Funny, because Cas is TOTALLY emotionally driven to save Dean, but we’ll ignore that bit of hypocrisy because *squeeeeee*. 

Meanwhile, things in the Bunker get freaking terrifying. Jensen directed the ep and it was amazing, but he also directed himself for demon!Dean and it was the scariest freaking thing. There was a lot of heart-breaking stuff between Sam and Dean, and they brought back some issues from Season One and I was basically a gross crying mess. BUT I DIGRESS. Sam pumps Dean full of purified B+, Dean gets more human, Dean breaks out of his cuffs and walks outta the devil’s trap and ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE. Not literally, but there’s some intense cat and mousing going on. It’s fucking terrifying and awesome and ah. 

Then Cas arrives. Cas LITERALLY GRABS DEAN FROM BEHIND and holds him and keeps him trapped and it’s just really tense and then they heal Dean and then Sam goes and gets food and then CAS AND DEAN HAVE THIS SCENE IN DEAN’S ROOM AND AHHH. *dies* Basically, Anon, you need to see it. I think it’s right up there with The End and The Man Who Would Be King, just for Jensen’s acting alone :)


I made the decision when I moved in three weeks ago to tackle the projects first and the unpacking later. The biggest problem with this idea has been the inability to cook. I’ve been eating either fast food or some combination of the following items for dinner: cheez-its, greek yogurt, scones, velveeta shells & cheese in a cup, beef jerky, and halloween candy that I stupidly bought weeks ahead of halloween.

I finally went to the grocery store and dug enough paraphernalia out of boxes to make dinner tonight. I have never been happier to eat my own cooking. I had a moment standing in the kitchen, cooking, drinking a glass of wine, and listening to Ray LaMontagne, when I just felt so, so happy to be here. I’ve had a lot of those moments in the last few weeks (interspersed between failed home improvement projects - yayyyy home ownership), but this one just felt so settled.

Things aren’t perfect, but I feel so fortunate to be here, in this house, and at this place on the other side of all the crap that this year has brought. I feel like I have so much more than I deserve.


Huge tiger painting I did last year for my grandmother. I never had opportunity to take photos of it until recently. Sadly it got really obsolete in terms of technique. Yet, it’s still biggest work up to date that I ever did. It was incredibly fun to paint with metallic gold paints. 
As old [and… “bad”] as it seems to me, it’s still quite nice and fuzzy feeling to see my grandma show it off to every friend with such pride :D Maybe one day I will tackle such huge canvas again :)
Sadly I don’t remember precise measurements, though if I recall correctly - longer edge of canvas is 160cm.

Imagine going on holiday with the Avengers. everything goes perfectly well and then you all check in. Bucky tried to explain before he goes through about his arm but the man just ushers him through. The metal detector goes off and the man asks him to step forward. Bucky once again tries to explain about his arm and lifts his shirt. The man full-on screams and Bucky gets tackled to the ground. Nobody quite knows what to do then but Tony just sighs, rolls his eyes and steps forward.

After a brief argument with the head of security about how Bucky’s arm is literally a part of him and cannot be removed, He’s eventually let on the plane.