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Allaah Has Honoured You!

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:
“O you who severed the connection to his Lord, return. O you who vowed to reject his Lord, repent. You were honoured when Iblees (the devil) was ordered to prostrate to you, whereas Iblees was cast afar when he refused to do so (i.e., such was his hatred of you). Yet I truly wonder at you! How could you, inspite of that, make reconciliation with the devil and boycott your Lord?!”

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Allow yourself to be mesmerized by these enthralling psychedelic drawings by Pablo Amaringo

Pablo became well-known all around the world with the 1991 publication of the book ‘Ayahuasca Visions: The Religious Iconography of a Peruvian Shaman.’ This Peruvian self-taught painter is one of the world’s greatest visionary artists, renowned for his incredibly complex, colourful and intricate drawings of his visions from drinking the Ayahuasca brew. Pablo paints with meticulous botanical precision the Amazonian landscapes and the essential mythic content of his visions, which he received during his years of practice as an ayahuasquero. Pablo depicts spirits, magic tropical plants, unknown cities, spiritual animals, celestial realms, extra- terrestrial beings, sacred geometrical figures, sorcerers in battle with shamans, all revealed to him by ayahuasca.

Find more info on his website: http://www.ayahuascavisions.com/index.html

REBLOG IF YOU'RE A STUDYBLR

Hey! I’m Emma and I’ve been on tumblr for about 3 years now but I’ve just launched my first studyblr
So reblog this if you:
*are a studyblr
*Post Steven Universe
*Aesthetic things

If you’d check out my blog a follow would be much appreciated to get started.

THANKS A TON!

This week we interviewed Ray Narvaez Jr.(with some sweet insights and really thoughtful answers), took a look at the announcements from Star Wars Celebration, and gave some quick thoughts on Batman vs. Superman. The ending track this week was Green Hill Zone (Rogue Remix) from Sonic the Hedgehog
 
Enjoy!

Newt Gingrich: a legend in his own mind.

Newt Gingrich Is ‘A Stupid Man’s Idea Of What A Smart Person Sounds Like’.

   Former House Speaker and likely GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich commenced his address at an American Family Association event in Iowa today by lavishing praise on a controversial amateur historian who believes that Jesus opposed the minimum wage and that Islamic extremists have literally infiltrated the Justice Department. “I never listen to David Barton without learning a whole lot of new things," Gingrich said, while inviting his audience to read the Texans’ writings on the Founding Fathers. "It’s amazing how much he knows and how consistently he applies that knowledge.”

   David Barton likens himself to a biblical prophet. He wants to destroy the separation of church and state. Why is he designing school curricula? Rob Boston

Insipid, ineffectual, inert, inane, insane but not intellectual. Fuck you Newt, you shiteating moron.


Accusations fly like bullets do...

Even though I deleted the messages I got sent earlier they still have a sting to them because I read them… I can’t unsee what I’ve seen. I should have just deleted them as they came to my phone but part of me couldn’t believe it… you know I’ve been disrespected by plenty of people I worked with and children I take care of at my job but when those people you least expect start verbally attacking you… whew. It takes a lot of love not to retaliate… I honestly tried to see the disagreement and what was done wrong on my end but all I got was anger and hate. And I just started to think how even at my angriest moment I would not have said the things that were said to me. But this person was angry beyond reason and what I said or felt didn’t matter. 

I know I am not perfect and I know I have done my fair share of hurting others but I am really past all of the hate.  I know I have grown so much over these last few years but the past was still brought up and tossed in my face. I have learned to be more forgiving and I have tried my best to make sure the love I give to others is unconditional but this persons goal was to make me feel like I was everything but that… like really tried to tear me down based on accusations. Deep down I know the things that were said weren’t true but I’m still hurt, upset, angry, feeling misunderstood and so many other emotions. 

I try to continue to focus on the positive. God has blessed me with people who have been building me up and although this particular instance really got to me I know I still have so much to be grateful for.  

anonymous asked:

Why do you think Tyrion is so repulsed by Penny? Is it because he finds her stupid n naive? Or is he afraid of being mocked by everyone if he is seen with a dwarf? Or at the end of the day he too is a westerosi who wants to keep dwarves at an arm's length inspite of suffering so much for being a dwarf?

Well, I think Tyrion’s relationship to Penny is really complicated. Tyrion has a lot of internalized ableism and self-loathing, because of the way he’s been treated. So initially he is physically repulsed by Penny because he’s been told all his life that he himself is repulsive because of his dwarfism.

I also think that Tyrion doesn’t really know how to react to Penny because she’s different than what he’s been told about people with his condition. Remember what he tells Jon Snow in A Game of Thrones?

Had I been born a peasant, they might have left me out to die, or sold me to some slaver’s grotesquerie. Alas, I was born a Lannister of Casterly Rock, and the grotesqueries are all the poorer. Things are expected of me.

Tyrion very strongly identifies with being a Lannister because he’s been taught to believe that this is the only thing he has of value. That had he not been born a Lannister, he would be dead or enslaved. I am certain that this is what Tywin wanted Tyrion to believe. Abusers frequently seek to make their victims dependent upon them this way. In A Dance with Dragons we learn that Tywin would not allow other dwarfs near Casterly Rock, so Tyrion’s been pretty isolated from experiencing what life is like for other people like him. I don’t think he’s ever met another dwarf before meeting Penny. And while it is true that Tyrion’s family name offers him some protection in a world where people like him are likely to be abused, Penny is living proof that people with dwarfism can live meaningful lives. Not that Penny’s life has been easy by any means, but up until her brother’s murder she seems to have been happy with who she was, and she is much more emotionally healthy than Tyrion. I think Tyrion doesn’t know how to deal with this. He’s accepted a lot of toxic ideas about himself in order to cope with the way he’s been treated. In contrast, Penny came from a loving family. I think it hurts Tyrion to be confronted with the fact that the way his family treated him wasn’t normal or inevitable.

Tyrion also thinks Penny is naive, and her idealism grates on him especially since he is in such a pessimistic place when he meets her. But I also thinks that he envies her naivete in some ways. He goes back and forth between wanting to prove her wrong and wanting to protect her.

Although I don’t think he is totally repulsed by her? He is initially repulsed by her, but he does come to value her and want to help her. His sexual rejection of her is not so much about repulsion as it is about the fact that he is not attracted to her.

This was nothing he had wanted. He liked Penny, he pitied Penny, he even admired Penny in a way, but he did not desire her. He had no wish to hurt her, though; the gods and his sweet sister had given her enough pain. So he let the kiss go on, holding her gently by the shoulders.

I feel like a lot of people think Tyrion hates Penny, but he doesn’t? He just isn’t attracted to her. But he wants to be nice to her, so he tries to let her down gently. He also feels like he’s being dishonest with her. At this point in the series Tyrion is thinking of himself as a monster, so he sees his kindness towards Penny as not genuine. But he does want to protect Penny and has sympathy for her, and I think this goes back to his tendency to sympathize with others who he sees as “broken” like himself. He’s currently trying to shove that part of himself down because of his bitterness, but it’s still there.

So ridiculous, and funny....

You know what, inspite of NaruHina and SasuSaku being cannon, for all the talk of what is right and what is wrong, let’s look at the positive side of things.

The most postive, upside to the fact that shitty asspull pairings like NaruHina and SasuSaku are cannon, is that NH and SS will never beat the chemistry, the magic, the spark, the fire & the beauty of all things NaruSasu and NaruSaku represented. Really, who better to fall in love with, than your best friend? :) :)

The only one who knows what makes you happy, what makes you sad, upset, and who’s there by your side forever, even when you ask them to leave, providing a silent support, quietly reassuring you that no matter what happens, come heaven or hell, come what may, they’ll always be your side and stand by you, even when you’re wrong. Because, in the end, everyone needs that one person, who’ll always hold their arms open for you, who’ll accept you as you are, waiting for the time when you’ll come rushing into their arms…. <3 <3

Okay, granted the SS and NH shippers say that our NaruSasu and NaruSaku pairs are fannonical and delusional, yet they do not see. They do not see that the whole Naruto series was about how much Naruto treasured his bond with Sasuke(he never gave up on Sasuke even when everybody did), his promise to Sakura(eventually moved Sakura to tears with his determination to bring Sasuke back), his ever growing love for Sakura(which never diminished even though Sasuke was his most important person) and all other NaruSasu and NaruSaku moments. :) :)

Now, wouldn’t you say that our fannon pairs like NaruSasu and NaruSaku are so much beautiful and so precious compared to shitty asspull pairs like NH and SS. Hmm? <3 <3

Hell, Naruto had more chemistry with his ramen, than his chemistry with Hinata, and that’s saying something… :D :D