what a taurus has to say to the signs
  • aries:ur cool i guess but u don't always have to be so judgmental not everyone has to be just like u
  • taurus:ayy ur gr8 dont change anything except let me be right sometimes too ok thx
  • gemini:omFG stop talking so loud and pls learn how to keep a secret. but other than that ur alright, just cant trust u :/
  • cancer:ur a qtpie but u need to stop lying so much. and pls stop being so emotional it's not always that big of a deal
  • leo:ur adorable but don't forget that not everything is about you. other ppl have problems and feelings too
  • virgo:ur chill as fUCK but srsly lighten up ok not everything is that big of a deal bby u'll be ok
  • libra:ur chill as hell but i can't get too close to u bc u let ppl get in ur head so like stay tru to u ok ur cute
  • scorpio:ur hot as fuck and u honestly dont give two fucks and i love it. but pls stop being so intimidating i didnt do anything to u
  • sagittarius:ur funny as fUCK just stop being so loud and sit down for once
  • capricorn:honestly u don't do anything wrong ur so chill but like pls show some emotion or something
  • aquarius:ur so fun but don't be scared to trust ppl because not everyone is out to get u!
  • pisces:ur a doll and ilysm and don't forget that its ok to b emotional sometimes! and pls don't be shy bc everyone loves u i promise
The “alienation” or “assimilation” that I manifest is often in how I speak. There isn’t necessarily a third world language but there is an Indian way of talking that is an essential part of me. I like it, I love it, yet I deny it. I “save” it for when I’m around other Indians. It is a way of talking that involves “Indian humor” which I know for sure non-Indian people would not necessarily understand. Articulate. Articulate. I’ve heard that word used many times to describe third world people. White people seem so surprised to find brown people who can speak fluent english and are even perhaps educated. We then become “articulate”. I think I spent a lot of time being articulate with white people. Or as one person said to me a few years ago, “Gee, you don’t seem like an Indian from the reservation”.
—  Barbara Cameron, “Gee, You Don’t Seem Like An Indian From the Reservation” 

I wanna have a sit down interview with Danielle and Eleanor like do you realize how much shit we could learn from them. I’m about to set up a go fund me so we can raise money for compensation

taylorswift! Hey if you’re reading this I want you to know that you have given me the courage to be myself and change into who I am today. Someone who doesn’t care about people’s opinions and the way they think of me. Thanks to you I have learned to be myself and shake things off. I love you so much for being such a great role model you have no idea. I am so thankful for your music and the way you treat us and for interacting with us everynight. :) thank you so much for that. I really hope to someday get to meet you in the future so we can have a crazy dance off to Shake It Off, okay well thank you once again for everything Taylor. Love, Francisco

anonymous asked:

I sent you that message about being a pagan. I was wondering where do I start? There's so much I feel I don't know. Where do I even start?

Walk out into your backyard at night, declare yourself with the most powerful aspect of your character, and tell a god to find you.
Just keep doing it. Even when you feel silly. Tell selective secrets. Give them something to be interested in. Be tempting.
Meanwhile, start your studying. You’re going to need to learn about every relevant deity to your ancestry, their collective mythology, what their symbols are, and their preferred worship. You have the rest of your life to learn these things so don’t stress. When you find a ritual that speaks to you, go perform it. Go wild.
The gods are dying. They are. I don’t care what anyone says to me about it they are. Without collective worship deities go back to whatever energy created them. It’s all the same thing but in different forms to better reach us. So they aren’t really around. You have to have faith. Huge faith. Enormous faith. You have to fall in love. You have to make your being so powerful with conviction of your faith that a god would turn around and walk back into earth for you.
Paganism has changed. Worship now isn’t the same as what it was. The rules are different and literally no one knows them. Myself included.
You will create your own faith and path as you go. Your specific experiences will lead you to the next place and so on. Paganism pretty much gives you the freedom to go anywhere you want.
Keep to your studies!!!! Read!!!! Memorize!!!!!!!! Get your herbs in order!!!


 I think , actually idk when im officially done but oh my gosh what a year. I’ve been non stop busy with school and work and now that one is over I…

well im still busy cuz i picked more work up at the studio cuz apparently I wont be satisfied until I say yes to all the jobs. BUT ITS NICE TO HAVE MARKING OFF THE LIST AT LEAST.

 I dont think I’ve ever been as busy as I have been this last school year but  I learned so much and my students were absolutely amazing. No ragrats 

SUBIMTTED MY FIRST UNI ASSIGNMENT EVER!!! Probably doesn’t seem like a huge deal but last year i started uni but feel into a depression and left after 2 weeks - i have grown so much since then. This year i have pushed myself and i am so happy to say i’m progressing with my education :) Now i need to learn the art of balancing hanging with friends and studying

Sometimes I feel past lovers
sew themselves into my skin,
with thread so thin it is not visible to the naked eye,
but I can feel them, laced up next to my veins.

There’s no such thing as forgetting,
only learning to live with another body
within mine. You are still here,
more tightly sewn than the others,
because maybe you actually mattered less, 
but your love mattered to me so much.

You are still here,
and so are these boys in all of my friends,
whether or not they have left each other in the past yet.
All of my friends who let boys build homes in their hearts.
All of my friends who let boys carve futures into their skin.
All of my friends who know what it is to walk
with another person buried within them,
but have not known what it is to bear life. 

Part of me thinks it is because we are young
that we carry the weight of these make-believe men,
but then I see the way my mother’s eyes
look when she talks about
“your father,” and I think
the desire for love is so quietly crippling all of us.

—  your love mattered to me so much, n.m.
So, Tony post Ziva has been going through his evolution. He has been trying to evolve and what we are learning about that evolution is that it takes many different forms. He is cooking, he is trying to open up his apartment and his relationship with his father to new dimensions and Marisol does a great job of making Zoe Keates part of that. And she pushes him to be a better, more rounded, less compartmentalized version of DiNozzo. More integrated.
—  Michael Weatherly | What influence does Zoe have on DiNozzo in Season 12?
( too much stuff I can’t gif everything )

anonymous asked:

i think the worst thing that can happen in the finale is emma saying that she loves hook ugh

I’ll see your worst case scenario and I’ll raise you with Emma “helping Regina get her happy ending” (operation Mongoose) actually being–to get ForestDerp back. All AFTER that awesome “let’s fight that predestined/prophesied/fairydusted fate crap together” scene that could (and should) mean so much more. Which…

God, this fucking ghadawful show! It gives you a sliver of hope and then (as learned from bitter, bitter experience?) immediately you have to put your guard up because you’re sure it’s going to punch you in the gut.

5 Things I Learned in my First Year of College

As I begin the last half of Spring Quarter here at college, I realize that college was a big shock.  It was a challenge and I have already learned so much.

1. You actually have to study                                                                                    This may seem explanatory but you will quickly learn that you really can’t get by in college with just winging it, as many did, including myself, in high school.  You actually need to put the time and effort and sit down and just study.  If you put the effort it will reflect in your grades.

2. FOMO (fear of missing out) is real                                                                         FOMO is a real thing and when it’s a friday night and you have a midterm on Monday but all your friends are going out, it’s really hard to say no.  There’s this stigma of having a great college experience, going out all the time, partying every weekend, but in reality you do have to skip a night partying or going out to eat and you will feel lame when you’re watching your friends having fun via social media, but it’ll be worth it when you get the grade you deserve.                                                                                                               

3. Getting involved on campus helps you out                                                           I’ve made a majority of my friends at college from joining clubs on campus.  Once you find a group of people that you click with, it makes the experience so much better.  It’s nice knowing that you have different groups of friends that you can count on.  Not only does it help you out socially, but it helps out professionally.  Joining a club can help with leadership skills, networking skills, and so much more.

4. Leaving the Dorms will be bittersweet                                                                    I haven’t moved out yet, but just thinking about not living on campus is very bittersweet.  While it will be great to move into my own place and experience more freedom, I can’t help the reminisce about the memories the dorms bring and how convenient it is to live on campus. 

5. College is something else                                                                                          You will soon learn that college is going to be one of the best experiences of your life.  The freedom that it brings, really is a test of pushing yourself to get your moneys worth of this higher education.  You will complain all the time but you know it will all be worth it in the end.                                                                                

anonymous asked:

Joe, I just want to thank you. You have helped me so much without you even knowing it. You're a great guy and I've learned a lot from you about how to not worry as much what people think, and to live my life the way I want to. You inspire me and thank you again for the inspiration and all of the countless laughs.

That’s awesome!

That’s all I’m trying to do. Entertain & inspire. I appreciate the kind words!

Ways to Effective Learning

These tips can help you learn, memorise and improve your study skills.

• 10-minute bursts of concentration repeated often are much more effective than one long session. So, even if you have only 10 minutes to study, do it. Take a break. Then study for another 10 minutes. This “distributed learning” approach is highly efficient because it reflects the way the brain likes to work.

•If you start to feel tired after several days of study, have a day off. The reason for doing this is to refresh yourself. However, if you feel bad (“I really should be studying”) then your precious rest period had been used to create more stress and your brain won’t absorb new data. On days off from studying, really enjoy yourself and don’t feel bad about not studying.

• Don’t study if you are angry, distracted, or in a hurry. When the brain is relaxed, it’s like a sponge and it naturally absorbs data without effort. If you are stressed, you brain repels data. Forcing yourself to sit and study when your mind is on other things is a complete waste of time!

• When you learn something new, try to go over the points the same day. If you wait a few days and then make efforts to look over the material, it’ll seem much less familiar. However, if you look over what you have studied later on in the day, this will tend to cement the information into your brain. It’s also important to look over the work at regular intervals over the next few weeks.

• Why do runners sometimes strap lead weights to their legs? When you overemphasise actions during practice, the final result seems easy. This concept can be applied to studying anything.

• If you require certain things to be present to help you study, always try to make these a priority. For example, do you need special lighting, silence, music, available snacks etc? Pay attention to what works for you and repeat it each time you study to be successful.

• It’s normal for the brain to forget things. Instead of getting angry, you should be prepared for it and deal with it accordingly. As you learn new things, you find it more difficult to access older information. The trick here is simply to review. Include a quick review in each study session and this will solve the problem.

• Generally, if you schedule certain times for the day to study, you’ll get into the habit and accomplish more. If you just try to “fit it in” during your day, the chances are that you’ll never find the time. An efficient way to do this is to mark it down in your calendar as if you have appointment, like going to the doctor’s.

• One of the main reasons people don’t achieve their aims is because they set them too high. If they are manageable, you get into the habit of accomplishing them and gradually you can set higher ones. Also, recognise the difference between long-term and short-term aims.
Set your vision on the long-term dream, but focus your day-to-day activity on the short-term.

• People learn at different rates. Some people learn more quickly but worry that they aren’t going fast enough! In contrast, others learn more slowly but are more self-accepting, and end up learning the material in a shorter period of time. This is because they don’t waste energy blocking, getting upset, and thinking that they’re not good enough. They simply keep moving forward at a slower (but un-blocked) pace.

I hope you’ll find these tips helpful! ;)

Ladies and Monsters, I’d like to welcome all of you to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Mike Wazowski is my name, and heading Ravenclaw house is my game. You may know Ravenclaw house as the house of wisdom, learning, and wit - but we are also so much more than that! We are the house of champions, the house of innovators, and of course, the house of extremely good-looking people. In this fantastic house, we have: Rosetta, Jane, Lilo, Fred, Alice, Belle, GoGo, Archimedes, and yours truly!

Without further ado, if you’d like to support us in this competition and help us win the house cup, then please be so kind to ask one of us a question of your choice here. It would mean a lot! Thank you muggles, monsters, witches and wizards, it sure is great being here. Go Ravenclaw!

“Wit beyond measure is mans greatest treasure.”

Harry Potter Event

My Preservation Day Post

Okay so my Preservation Day post is actually going to be about Preservation Day, because today is the first time I’ve really felt part of the Jewish community.

I’ve know I was Jewish since I was little, my mum has always talked about being Jewish, and I’ve known my dad is Jewish for a long time. But the thing is, because neither of my parents can trace back an unbroken Matrilineal line, neither of them, or their parents, thought they were “really” Jewish. I guess they had never heard that that doesn’t matter these days. Neither had I.

My earliest experiences of learning about Jewish culture have mostly been from non-Jewish sources. When I was little my mum read The Silver Sword to me, which was the first time I had heard about the Holocaust. I can still remember talking with her as we read it. I don’t remember the story so much as the sense of despair and tragedy, but also the need to keep pressing on even against all obstacles.

Weirdly, the first time that I really sort of felt Jewish was when I was about 13 when we were studying The Merchant of Venice in school. We had to give a speech, and part of it had to be reenacting part of the play. I talked with my parents and they encouraged me to do the whole “if you prick me do I not bleed” monologue. Before then I’d never really thought that any people would think of any other people as less than human. That play is very problematic, but performing that monologue made me really emotional and I actually got really choked up.

I’ve always felt Jewish, but never felt “really” Jewish. So when I saw the original Preservation Day post I was overjoyed. I realised that the fact I had no story to tell IS my story. Seeing that post, reading that ethnic Jews and patrilineal Jews and all Jews could participate, it made me realise that I am “really” a Jew. My story might not be the most typical Jewish story, but I’m a Jew, and it’s my story, and I’m happy I’ve gotten to share it.

Since then I have been reading more on tumblr about Jewish culture. Preservation Day was about preserving our culture, and at least in my case it’s certainly achieved its aim.

my patron needs to CHILL

APPARENTLY Set decided (without talking to me about it) that i needed to start working with Thoth/Dejhuty, whom I’ve spoken with briefly before but had zero intention of pursuing a relationship with. (I have no fucking clue why Set wants it or Thoth agreed other than some evasive mumbo-jumbo about “balancing order and chaos” and “learning to work with heka”) not only that, but Set talked Thoth into approaching me, again, without asking me!!! and long story short the first i heard of this is from Thoth showing up and going “hey share that coffee with me. you’re putting too much sugar in it. also, you need to get to work on your book. did i mention you’re working for me now? yeah, Set sent me.”

so yeah, i’m pretty pissed. i’m really considering being like “hell no” (because how hard would it have been to ask me first really how hard) but Set is pretty adept at getting his way, regardless of what I think about it, so i guess….advice? anyone? 

Sorry for not being so active on here lately. The reason why I have not posted so much in the past few months is because my attitude towards my life and art has been changing a lot. I have come to realise that before I can learn to draw for anyone else, I must first try and learn to draw for myself.

I have been doing a lot of drawing and practicing different things, and, though most of what I have drawn looks rather crappy, I think I am more at ease with my own art now than ever before. Being confident about one’s own drawings is something many artists struggle with, and, though people say that “it will get better with time”, or “it’ll be better once you’re good”, in three years of drawing I have come to realise that this is not true.

Doesn’t matter whether you paint, sculpt, make games, do martial arts or cook, confidence in oneself is the base for all expression. If being an artist means being able to express yourself, then you cannot ever become a visual artist if you do not have confidence in what you draw.

Below are some things that I have come to realise about art and drawing in that time, that I thought I could share with you.

Keep reading

The text I got last night

From Daddy:

“Given the time, I’m assuming you went out and forgot to tell me as I asked you. 10 spanks delivered at my convenience. I’m turning in now. Goodnight, Baby. I love you.”

He kissed me today. And I already apologized but obviously it’s not enough. Part of me was thrilled that I got this text - at first because of funishments and then I realized oh no. No fun. He was making me feel better so that he would know he loved me and I could go to sleep without too much worry (we never go to bed angry with each other).

Then the other part of me was thrilled because yes yes yes, he would be punishing me. Because we don’t have rules written down yet. Because I’m not doing it to act out and be bratty but if I’m doing something he doesn’t want then how can I ever learn to be better if there isn’t a consequence?

And now I’m anxious. Not scared, because he hasn’t given me an indication I should be, but nothing has happened and he hasn’t said anything. And we’re home and the kid goes to bed in 2 hours and…

At his convenience. Which could mean days from now or weeks from now as he lets me stew and think about how I’ve disappointed him. And I will never forget to text or call him again to let him know I’m staying out with friends. But in the meantime I just re-read that text and wonder what is going on in his mind and wonder how bad it will be. And how I know he will hold me afterward and tell me he loves me.

charzeon reblogged this from therwbyquest and added:

Yes, let us all come together to collectively hate this show we claim to love so much. Let us bitch and moan about how…

Yeah, you really didn’t read my post, did you? Every single statement in this reply is so wildly out of what the original post is trying to say, I don’t believe you read it. Read again.

I don’t have time to reply to each point as I did before, but you really need to learn the difference between a male character’s design that is shitty to show how cool & strong & manly he is while slipping under the radar, versus a female character design that is shitty to show how sexy she is to the male audience. Do not believe for a second that these designs were created with anything but the male audience in mind.

You missed the entire point the face comparison image was making. GJ. Read again.

You sound a lot like a butthurt cis person, I’d advise you to not speak out about trans issues because you have no idea what the fuck you’re saying to me right now. If you think for a second that RT shows that “it’s okay to for a boy to wear a dress regardless if he sees himself as transgendered or not“, you must have watched a different show. That wasn’t a moral episode, it was the punchline of a joke. Fuck you. Read again.

Yeah maybe show Ozpin doing something actually commanding of respect instead of bumbling around like a useless piece of shit? There’s no reason presented for why he’s in power because all we see him do is get scoldings from councils and giving stupid lectures nobody asked for (and then some podium speeches). There’s nothing. Read again.

And yeah, let us indeed complain about the objectification and sexualization of seventeen year old girls. Let us indeed protest because, news flash, you can cry “almost an adult” all you want but a 17 year old is not an adult.
You’re grasping for straws when you try to bring Bayonetta into this because, this will blow your mind: Bayonetta is not a child, & she’s always in charge of the situation, and she’s portrayed as a person rather than an object. Notice that, if you’d read the post, you’d know that I didnt actually pick on Yang for being a “sexual” character, I turned on the production itself for being gross about it in itself. Read again.

We love this show but no media is exempt from criticism. No show or book or game exists in a political void where it can never be touched by criticism. You’re very on the defensive here, nobody mentioned cis white males in the original post (also, Monty wasnt white, man). Why dude? Why? Do you feel attacked? Maybe there’s a reason for that ?? 

TL;DR Read my post before you reply to it, buddy