'i couldn't have done it without you'


organization xiii :: flower+color+personality study {insp.}

anonymous asked:

Hello! Anon from Brazil again xD I actually started learning english bc I couldn't find any good sterek fanfictions in portuguese (yes, I'm aware that it's a HORRIBLE reason to learn another language)... 5 years in school and the teacher couldn't teach me what "good morning" means, i really hope that she never find the truth about my -not so- suddenly good grades XDDD

Oh my god….you learned English…..to read Sterek……

That is, without a doubt, the best thing I have ever heard AND I SAY CELEBRATE IT. EMBRACE IT. I swear, whenever I think of the countless things the Sterek fandom has done, I am never not going to include the fact it encouraged someone to learn a whole other freaking language!! 

You are too cute, nonnie. TOO CUTE.

Update time

Hello everyone! I feel as though it’s time to offer up an update and tell you all how I’ve been and where I’m heading.

First off, I just want to thank all of you for going through this grad school journey with me. I remember the day I made this blog, sitting around waiting for a seminar talk to begin on a Friday afternoon in January 2013. I have no doubts in my mind that I could not have made it through without this blog and all of you. This community has been one of the best parts of grad school for me. Knowing that I wasn’t alone has helped me do everything I needed to do to be successful. You all helped me keep my sanity, laugh at the good times and the bad, and hold my hand through every new experience.

This Saturday I graduate. I picked up my gown and hood and everything today, and I’ve been on the verge of tears ever since.

I’ve got offers for part-time faculty teaching positions in my department through the summer, and then I’m joining our occupational therapy department in the fall. I know it may sound strange, but I am more than thrilled to be able to work in a cadaver lab again. It was so nice to be welcomed into a department and be told how qualified and amazing I was, and that they wanted to get me before someone else could recruit me. I was selected because of my qualifications, and not because of some political departmental move. 

I am so happy. 

So for now, as things trickle down and I wrap up projects and papers, my posting on here will probably slow down. I will post things as they happen and become relevant, and I will be as sad to leave you all as I am my research lab!

I would still like to provide any advice and knowledge I have to you all, so if you have thoughts or concerns, keep them coming! Also, I would love to give shoutouts and love to the whole gradblr community, so if you have a blog you’d like me to promote, just let me know! And if anyone is interested, I may even post my personal blog so you all can keep up with me through life!

This is not goodbye, I will never say goodbye. I will let you know if there are new blogs to come, but for now I want to keep the love and support going in this wonderful gradblr community! So thank you all again. You will forever hold a remarkable place in my heart.

this happens a lot probably
  • sportacus: hey robbie come help us with this!!
  • robbie: i don't know if i'm the.. The Best person to be doing this
  • sportacus: just try, you'll do fine!!
  • robbie, after nearly destroying the task they were trying to complete:
  • sportacus: you did great we couldn't have done it without you!!
  • Alec Ryder: Behold! I have created AI that learns and adapts based on human sensory input!
  • Ryder twins: You fucked up a perfectly good computer is what you did. Look at it! It's got anxiety!
If Jamie and Claire could text : seeing Jamie/"Alessandro" on the beach in Voyager Edition [[BOOK SPOILERS]]
  • Claire: JAMIE
  • Claire: oh thank god I CAN SEE YOU
  • Claire: who the bloody hell are those soldiers you're wth??
  • Jamie: Marsali lass, stay hidden, d'ye hear?
  • Jamie: and since when do you use such unladylike language?
  • Claire: oh Christ sorry
  • Claire: this is marsali's phone but it's me
  • Claire: ClAire
  • Jamie: ---
  • Jamie: CLAORIRE?
  • Jamie: TRUKLYTT???
  • Claire: truly
  • Claire: I'll prove it
  • Claire: you dropped your phone in the sand right before those last messages
  • Claire: and now you've got your hand on your heart and look like you're about to pass out
  • Claire: //THE BEARD//
  • Claire: Jesus h roosevelt CHRSIT!
  • Jamie: Christ, mnd
  • Jamie: when i learned the gddm porpoise had taken ye
  • Claire: god I know
  • Claire: and I left my phone on the bloody Artemis so i couldn't reassure you
  • Jamie: and then I came for ye learned that ye'd been lost in the storm and
  • Claire: oh my love
  • Claire: you must have been frantic, I know I certainly
  • Jamie: and THEN
  • Jamie: to learn that //NO//
  • Claire: have I ever complimented you on how you can text without looking at the screen?
  • Claire: That's terribly impressive darling, you must show me how it's done
  • Claire: well, YES
  • Claire: but to be fair
  • Claire: I could die any day living in this century
  • Claire: NOW who's talking all unladylike?
  • Claire: if it counts for anything
  • Claire: i'm ecstatic to see you
  • Claire: and i'm happy you're safe
  • Jamie: *sigh*
  • Jamie: i'm happy you're safe, too, ssnch
  • Jamie: i'm glad you're no' dead or in danger
  • Jamie: for the moment
  • Claire: WHAT?
  • Jamie: nevermind
  • Jamie: everything will be fine
  • Jamie: prbably
  • Claire: what exactly is the plan with these soldier brutes?
  • Jamie: oh,
  • Jamie: tie them up in the hold until further notice
  • Claire: and //i'm// allegedly the foolhardy one in this marriage
  • Claire: do you SEE how heavily fcking armed they are???
  • Jamie: dnf, ssnch
  • Claire: jhrc
  • Jamie: where are ye
  • Jamie: need to see ye for a moment
  • Jamie: **need to have my hands on your arse for a moment
  • Claire: ahem this is your daughter's phone, remember?
  • Jamie: SHIT
  • Jamie: delete that
  • Jamie: but in all seriousness
  • Jamie: I need to touch you in some moderately indecent fashion
  • Jamie: right this minute
  • Claire: i'll meet you near the big palm tree at your 4:00
  • Claire: watch out for snakes
  • Jamie: on my way
  • Jamie: tho i think that's better advice for *you* right now, mnd
  • Claire: what ?
  • Claire: oh AhAHAH
  • Claire: charming
  • Claire: just how "moderate" is the indecency you have in mind?
  • Jamie: getting more extreme by the minute
  • Claire: DEFINITELY leaving this entire chat for marsali to peruse
  • Jamie: dinnaevencare jsut get over here and take a look at this ferocious snake
OC Codex | Feynras Lavellan


↠  Birth of a Mage: Feynras came to her magic at the age of eight. Her powers manifested with an explosion, setting part of Ise’lathin, the Keeper’s aravel, on fire.

                   ↳ She was, at first, taught many of the Clan’s traditional fire spells but, after a traumatic incident that led to the partial loss of most of her elemental magic’s control, she gave up on elemental spells and devoted all of her time into studying healing magic.

                  ↳ Thankfully, her inner affinity for fire and warmth proved to be helpful factors that somewhat enhanced her healing abilities. She was tutored by the Clan’s healers, learning about both magical and non-magical ways of mending wounds. She also learned to cast En’asalin, a mass healing spell that comes straight from Clan Lavellan’s famed founder.

                 ↳ As one of the future defenders of the Clan, she was also taught defensive magic, proving to be a natural at barrier spells.

↠  Field Healer: Joining the Inquisition as an active warrior proved to be a challenge. Her fighting style was controversial for a mage and, for Cassandra’s standarts, too dangerous when it came to the Herald’s safety. Scholars and enchanters were recruited to help her cover the holes in her offensive powers.

                ↳ After vigorous training in fire magic, she managed to improve considerably, learning how to not blast whole areas with what should have been simple fireballs. Her favorite subject was glyphs; at those she excelled and, with Dorian’s help, even reseached and tweaked. By the time Skyhold was found, she was capable of using her fire magic on the field near her companions.

                ↳ Fade Step was the only spell she ever managed to learn from the Ice magic tree while Storm was completely lost on her.

                ↳ While she studied some Fade magic for the sake of taming the Mark, she never truly advanced in this magical field, always hoping that someday, somehow, the Mark would be gone. Her chosen specialization was that of the Knight Enchanter though she heavily favored summoning a blade on the tip of her staff instead of a sword.

↠  A Personal Feat, Veilfire: Her use of Veilfire dates back to her days in the Clan. The Keeper, needing her Second to be able study until late at night without wasting precious candles, gifted her with a small orb of ironwood and taught her how to light it with the harmless light of the memory-fire.

             ↳ She still carries the small orb with her during Inquisition. It was at first confiscated by Cassandra, an action that actually kept it safer during Feynras’ first hasty day on the field, and was later returned to her.

             ↳ She only found out about the harmless’ fire offensive powers until after the Inquisition reached Skyhold. During interrogating a possessed prisoner, she once grabbed the man with her hand cloaked in Veilfire, for illuminating reason, causing for him to howl in pain.

             ↳ Turns out Veilfire, as the clear memory of fire, burns demons and spirit as much or even more that its physical counterpart while leaving physical beings untouched.

             ↳ This discovery led to the creation of several new spells as not harming her companions while casting was a major problem for her wild fire magic.

             ↳ Veil Strike creates a ring of raging Veilfire, trapping demons in and burning them if they try to leave.

             ↳ Veil Cloak covers her with Veilfire to prevent demons from grabbing her while in close combat.

             ↳ Purge creates a tight ball of Veilfire that rapidly explodes outwards on impact and is most effective against tight mobs of demons.

             ↳ Veilblade cloaks the blade of her spear in Veilfire, allowing her to cut through demons like soft butter.

             ↳ There’s actually a whole Veilfire ability tree and many pages of magical theories and studies written by her on the subject.

↠  There And Back Again: During the year that lead to Trespasser, the Mark interfered greatly with her magic, causing for spells to explode and, during the last months, even her trusted healing magic to go astray. After losing it, her magic reacted badly to both the loss of her arm and her emotional stress. It took her a whole year before managing to cast normal spells as effectively as before.

               ↳ After Trespasser, Feynras had to relearn casting all the spells that needed movements with both hands in order to get initiated. It took a while but it actually improved her mental concentration, leading to her being able to cast a select number of “heavy” spells without any movement at all some years after going into hiding.

               ↳ Her prosthetic focuses greatly into raw power and has been tuned especially for close combat- it carries runes that enhance her magic and explode outwards when charged and touched. (Have you seen the Winter Soldier slamming his arm on Captain’s shield? Imagine that, only it’s slamming against an armour and then exploding outwards with a controlled outburst of elemental magic.)

               ↳ It uses lyrium to connect with the remaining working nerves of her cut arm. She and Cullen had to work a lot over this and it’s one of the reasons she only wears it when necessary but it allows her to channel a lot more power through that arm than a normal mage could through theirs. It also generates a continuous mana shield if charged the right way.

A thanks to @chaitea09 for posting about her girl’s magical powers today (pssst, go check Riven out!) and whose post inspired me to write my own. Thank you!