Porque eu bem sei os pensamentos que tenho a vosso respeito, diz o Senhor; pensamentos de paz, e não de mal, para vos dar o fim que esperais.
Então me invocareis, e ireis, e orareis a mim, e eu vos ouvirei.
For God knows the plans He has for you, not to harm you but to prosper you, plans to put you through fire and trials and tribulations and sharpening and perfecting and spiritual surgery and maybe read the book of Jeremiah and the entire Bible before building a whole theology on a single verse.
School of Rock - Broadway - December 11, 2015 - ZIP (MP3 Tracked) cast: Alex Brightman (Dewey), Sierra Boggess (Rosalie), Spencer Moses (Ned), Mamie Parris (Patty), Sofia Roma Rubino (u/s Summer), Brandon Niederauer (Zack), Bobbi MacKenzie (Tomika), Jared Parker (Lawrence), Evie Dolan (Katie), Luca Padovan (Billy), Dante Melucci (Freddy), Taylor Caldwell (Shonelle), Carley Gendell (Marcy), Ethan Khusidman (Mason), Jersey Sullivan (James), Corinne Wilson (Sophie), Shahadi Wright Joseph (Madison) notes: Sofia’s debut as Summer (and also her birthday).
Don't believe the lies others or the devil try to tell you
Lately I had been letting the devil win not on purpose but I got so distracted in the noise of the world and the circumstances of why i couldn’t do things. i was letting myself become isolated and that when we are most vulnerable the devil wants to make you feel defeated by steal your happiness. But when I started praying this verse popped into my head
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. (John 10:10)
My life was going to work and watching tv and sleeping. I had found excuses for not going to church which were the lamest because yes i had to get my dad up but he would have been willing to drive me. Things had changed so the group i was going to i wasn’t able to do anymore. All these things added up to equal a lonely me.
God reminded me there was other groups and opportunities to socialize once i put the noise and the excuses aside.
The huge Lie i was believing was that i had to be like the world. Granted i have never been that way but when people like grandparents and your father tell you to be like others your age and be normal. It makes you feel bad about yourself. I dress modestly, I don’t party…
but God reminded me that i am not of this world and that
I should not conform to the patterns of this world but be of gods by renewing my mind and spending time with him.
God has great plans for you beyond your wildest dreams but the devil wants to rob you of it so guard your heart.
So this is the day that your dreams come true. what do you know about my dreams, spuriusbrocoi? L i s t e n , b i t c h .(Again, it’s my interpretation, guys!) A rustic lodge, my latest kill roasting on the fire, and my little wife massaging m y f e e t . While the little ones pay on the floor with the dogs. We’ll have some– wWait, I’m not finished yet– W o m a n . We’ll have six or seven. Strapping vampires. like me.
That’s obviously false. I’d never sire childer.
I’m a vampire of simple pleasure. I wanna wake up late in the morning cuddled up with Partner A. They and I have a lovely (but brief) early-morning fuck before we go into the living room to find the dog and the cat cuddled up on he couch. The dog is sosososososososoSO excited to see us this morning! We play with them both for a bit, then take the dog for the morning walk. When we get back, I make us a quick brunch, and Partner A and I enjoy the stillness for a few hours. Partner B shows up at 13ish. They and I go out on the town for a few hours. Maybe see a matinee or a museum, maybe even go shopping if we’re in the mood. When we’re done, we go back to their place for linner and a slower, more involved fuck and cuddle session. Then when wash up and get ready to go partying for the evening. We meet Partner A (and their other partner and Partner B’s other partner, if applicable), and dance and drink at the club for a few hours. (Partner B and I may/may not/definitely will dance on the tables semi-naked.) When we’re all tired and satisfied, Partner A and I go home.Once again, the dog and cat are cuddled up together, and the dog is sosososososososoSO SO happy to see us. We take the dog out for the evening walk; when back home, Partner A and I have a longer, more romantic lovemking session. And they and I cuddle with the dog and the cat as Partner A and I play video games until the wee hours of the morning when we finally go to bed.
So basically lots of sex, food, parties, and cuddles, with some high art and culture thrown in.
12. dog person or cat person?
Yes. Though I will say I know and understand dogs more, which biases me to like them more. But both are sosososososososoSO good.
29. three songs that you connect with right now.
“Drone Bomb Me“ by ANOHNI (off of “Hopelessness”); “Is It Medicine?“ by THE KNIFE (off of “Deep Cuts”); and “Five Foot Ten (I)“ by Passion Pit (off of “Kindred”). Basically, I’m feeling queer and pretentious as always.
Hola ~(^_^)~ 50,44,42,38,32,29,21,12,11,7,5,2? ( Yeah I know I ask a lot of questions but how can one not when there are so many to choose from )
Christ, this’ll take me a while…
2: If you could choose just one thing to change about the world, what would it be?
I’d quite like governments to have people running them that actually give a shit about the people of their country.
5: Should people care more about doing the right thing, or doing things right?
I think that when people understand integrity and choose to live and show it, they will know which is more important with each situation. Sometimes doing what is right gets nothing done, and sometimes it’s necessary to do things the right way even if it is wrong to do. Such is life.
7: Where is the line between insanity and creativity?
About half a mile that way.
11: What is time?
The turn of the Earth and its orbit around the sun, and within those events we fit what we can.
12: Is mind or matter more real?
I’m somewhat sceptical of both.
21: What is true strength?
I think both truth and strength need further explanation before I can discuss their combination.
29: What is infinity?
Something I never want.
32: Is it more important to be liked or respected?
I don’t have any expectation for anyone to like me, but I do hope for at least some level of respect from all people, including strangers. I try to show respect to all people. Indeed, it could be argued that respect is an at-least-somewhat necessary precursor to liking someone.
38: Is it easier to love or be loved?
Both can happen without effort, whether you like it or not, but I would rather love. The responsibilities of being loved are a heavy burden.
42: Is there a reason to life?
44: When does consciousness begin?
I would assume some time in the womb, but you’d have to ask a more qualified individual.
Chatroom log transcribed by *name expunged* on *date expunged*. Screen names presumably substituted by account holders’ real names for easier reference. Whether incident described was real or fabricated cannot be determined, as transcriber has vanished without a trace.
[11:29:09 PM] – Jon has joined the chatroom
[11:29:14 PM] – Matt has joined the chatroom
[11:29:16 PM] Jon: holla
[11:29:20 PM] Matt: holla!
[11:29:22 PM] Matt: haha
[11:29:31 PM] Matt: what the crap was sabatini talking about Tuesday?
[11:30:02 PM] Jon: I wasn’t in class Tuesday.
[11:30:03 PM] Matt: about the futurists
[11:30:09 PM] Jon: I was sick.
[11:30:13 PM] Matt: oh. you were ditchin
[11:30:22 PM] Jon: no I was sick. swear to god.
[11:30:22 PM] Matt: :D
[11:30:33 PM] Jon: came down with a cold or something.
[11:30:40 PM] Matt: whatever ditcher
[11:30:45 PM] Matt: holla Jimi!
[11:31:30 PM] Matt: nice to see you too. fuck.
[11:31:31 PM] Matt: holla! >:(
[11:31:33 PM] Jon: Jimi’s idle again.
[11:31:40 PM] Matt: hate how he does that. just logs in and walks away
[11:31:42 PM] Jon: or he’s toking up.
[11:31:51 PM] Matt: haha
[11:32:10 PM] Jon: what’s your deal with Sabatini’s class?
[11:32:59 PM] Matt: the futurist manifestos. supposed to have read em but I didn’t make any sense out of em
[11:33:04 PM] Matt: something about cars and graveyards and shit
[11:33:21 PM] Matt: and you know how he just throws the material at us and expects us to learn something like we got mind-reading powers
[11:33:34 PM] Jon: what you put into his classes is what you take out of it.
[11:33:41 PM] Jon: he expects each of us to decide what’s significant about the material.
[11:34:19 PM] Matt: shit I coulda just not signed up for the class and bought the book and read it on my own time then
[11:34:21 PM] Matt: >:(
[11:34:27 PM] Matt: hey bro I gotta skate ill see ya l8er
[11:34:35 PM] Jon: ok later.
[11:34:36 PM] Matt: see ya Jimi!
[11:34:49 PM] – Matt has left the chatroom
[11:39:40 PM] – Jimi is no longer idle
[11:40:02 PM] Jimi: jon you there?
[11:40:19 PM] Jon: yeah.
[11:40:26 PM] Jimi: the neighborhood is gone
[11:40:27 PM] Jon: Jimi how come you don’t answer my calls?
[11:40:32 PM] Jon: what?
[11:40:40 PM] Jimi: the neighborhood is gone
[11:41:05 PM] Jon: I don’t follow you.
[11:41:29 PM] Jimi: somethings wrong
[11:41:35 PM] Jimi: can you see outside your windows?
[11:41:51 PM] Jon: what you been smoking Jimi?
[11:41:59 PM] Jimi: can you see outside your windows?
[11:42:18 PM] Jon: yeah.
[11:42:26 PM] Jimi: what do you see?
[11:42:31 PM] Jon: street lights.
[11:42:38 PM] Jon: Jimi what’s your problem man?
[11:42:49 PM] Jimi: i dont see street lights
[11:42:55 PM] Jimi: i dont see anything. just black. the neighborhood is gone.
[11:43:22 PM] Jon: Jimi if you’re tripping again I’m coming over there to beat your ass. I’m serious.
[11:43:58 PM] Jimi: im not tripping i swear. everything is just gone.
[11:44:20 PM] Jon: the lights on your street probably just burnt out
[11:49:00 PM] – Jimi is idle
[11:50:29 PM] Jon: you still there?
[12:19:53 AM] – Jon has left the chatroom
[10:54:20 PM] – Jon has joined the chatroom
[10:54:28 PM] Jon: Jimi how are you today? Everything all right?
[10:55:19 PM] Jon: Jimi talk to me buddy. You feeling all right?
[10:59:12 PM] – Jimi is no longer idle
[10:59:25 PM] Jimi: theres nothing outside
[10:59:58 PM] Jon: Jimi do you want me to come over?
[11:00:25 PM] Jimi: no dont come over
[11:00:29 PM] Jimi: stay there
[11:00:58 PM] Jon: Jimi what the fuck man? What’s going on over there?
[11:05:58 PM] – Jimi is idle
[11:07:06 PM] Jon: I’m getting tired of this Jimi.
[11:10:54 PM] Jon: grow up.
[11:30:01 PM] – Matt has joined the chatroom
[11:30:08 PM] Matt: holla!!!!
[11:30:14 PM] Matt: holla Jimi :D
[11:31:07 PM] Matt: Jimi you aint been at school in three days. Spring break isn’t for another month yo
[11:31:00 PM] – Jimi is no longer idle
[11:31:09 PM] Jimi: matt can you see outside your windows?
[11:31:23 PM] Matt: yeah I see ladies dancing
[11:31:39 PM] Matt: and theyre callin your name Jimi! They want yuh!
[11:31:41 PM] Jimi: i cant see anything. its pitch black outside my house.
[11:31:50 PM] Matt: for real?
[11:31:52 PM] Jimi: the neighborhoods gone. i dont know where i am.
[11:32:01 PM] Matt: haha what?
[11:32:02 PM] Jon: Jesus is he still going on about that?
[11:32:11 PM] Matt: whats he talking about Jon?
[11:32:30 PM] Jon: he’s being an asshole. He was babbling about it yesterday too.
[11:32:51 PM] Matt: haha Jimi whatre you on man? You take your meds?
[11:33:22 PM] Jimi: im not on anything
[11:33:56 PM] Jon: Jimi I’m coming over.
[11:33:58 PM] Jimi: im fuckin scared and all you guys do is give me shit
[11:34:09 PM] Jimi: no i told you dont come over
[11:34:10 PM] – Jon has left the chatroom
[11:58:12 PM] – Jon has joined the chatroom
[11:58:14 PM] Jimi: one was scratching on the window a minute ago
[11:58:27 PM] Matt: welcome to the twilight zone Jon haha
[11:58:39 PM] Jon: Christ Jimi what happened?
[11:58:40 PM] Matt: you’re missin out on some crazy shit
[11:58:51 PM] Jon: what happened to your house Jimi?
[11:59:02 PM] Matt: whats up with his house?
[11:59:07 PM] Jimi: did you go to my house jon?
[11:59:18 PM] Jon: it isn’t there. Just a foundation.
[11:59:19 PM] Jimi: i told you to stay away
[11:59:30 PM] Jon: Jimi what happened?
[11:59:31 PM] Matt: Jon are you serious?
[12:01:13 AM] Jimi: theres movement outside now. i cant see anything but i can hear things.
[12:01:53 AM] Jimi: i hear people talking outside real quiet. im scared to go near the windows.
[12:02:17 AM] Jon: Jimi when did this happen?
[12:03:11 AM] Jimi: did you see davan kellys painting?
[12:03:25 AM] Jon: yeah I think so. The scary one, right?
[12:04:15 AM] Jimi: he invited me over a couple times as a critic. he painted about a dozen of them and he wanted to know which one was scariest. i pointed to that one with the twisted face like a nightmare peeking out of the dark and told him it was like looking at a bad dream.
[12:04:59 AM] – Matt is idle
[12:05:02 AM] Jimi: and i dreamt about the thing in his painting that night. it wore shadow like a cloak and the face was distorted like something laying at the bottom of a pool when the waves havent settled.
[12:05:45 AM] Jimi: it just stood staring at me
[12:06:00 AM] Jon: damn.
[12:07:06 AM] Jimi: davan called me over again and when i got there he had all these new paintings, all worse than the one i picked before.
[12:07:40 AM] Jimi: i never saw anything so horrible
[12:07:56 AM] Jon: that bad, huh?
[12:09:11 AM] Jimi: no no no
[12:09:29 AM] Jimi: not poorly done horrible. never want to see again horrible. you shoulda seen them. they were almost alive
[12:13:42 AM] Jimi: i saw the thing in my sleep again, and there were others. they all stared at me like i was interrupting something and i still couldn’t make out their faces enough to see their eyes but davan said youre not supposed to look them in the eyes because youll freeze up and thats how they get you.
[12:14:30 AM] Jimi: davan saw how bad they made my skin crawl and he smiled
[12:15:10 AM] Jon: I haven’t seen Davan around campus. Did he lock himself in his studio?
[12:15:12 AM] Jimi: and after class one day he told me the things were from his dreams. he used to dream about them as a kid and they used to scare him, and then one day he stopped seeing them.
[12:15:59 AM] Jimi: but he started painting them and somehow they came back. he said he could make them appear in his dreams more vividly the more he painted them.
[12:16:28 AM] Jimi: he had this theory that when we sleep sometimes we see glimpses of other worlds and it might be possible to bring part of those worlds into ours
[12:18:56 AM] Jimi: davan told me that sometimes the paintings would show a twitch of movement or change slightly when he looked away. or he’d be walking past the studio door and hear his name being whispered in there. he said it scared him at first but he got used to it after a while and figured he was progressing.
[12:19:30 AM] Jimi: he was crazy. i think he wanted to meet one of them in person.
[12:18:37 AM] Jon: is he there with you?
[12:19:04 AM] Jimi: no hes gone and im next.
[12:21:00 AM] Jimi: he called me over for one last critique. he said it was really important to him and i didnt believe the shit he said before about the paintings moving. i didnt believe him. i thought he was just nuts but we were pals and i just wanted to help.
[12:26:00 AM] – Jimi is idle
[12:29:00 AM] Jon: Jimi you still there?
[12:29:11 AM] – Jimi is no longer idle
[12:29:31 AM] Jimi: davan opened the door and smiled like everything was normal. all the lights were out in his house and i started to ask him why but thats when i saw the shadows
[12:31:44 AM] Jimi: they moved like there was people swimming in them
[12:32:10 AM] Jimi: he invited me in but i turned and ran
[12:34:12 AM] Jimi: that was last weekend and this monday i woke up thinking it was the middle of the night but it was one in the afternoon and i couldnt see outside.
[12:39:12 AM] – Jimi is idle
[12:49:01 AM] – Matt is no longer idle
[12:49:10 AM] Matt: jesus man you weren’t kidding
[12:49:32 AM] Matt: Jimi you got some weird crap happening in your neighborhood
Waking up after a slight sleep in to the sound of rain on the window and thunder rumbling.
Reading for a while in bed, holding hands with my partner, my dogs curled up at my side.
Getting up together and having breakfast. Drinking coffee while watching youtube or Dragon Ball or something on Netflix.
Getting some writing and reading done, smashing out a few chapters. Reading and relaxing wherever possible.
Taking the dogs for a long walk to the river, letting them run around a heap.
Settling down for a nice home-cooked dinner (cooked either by me or my partner, whoever feels like it at the time).
Doing some more reading/watching/writing, then heading off to bed :)
I am very lucky because this sort of day happens fairly frequently actually, I’m a lucky duck <3
12. dog person or cat person?
(copy-pasted from Pug’s answer) Everyone wants to know! I am a dog person through and through. That being said I do love snuggling with cats; my sister has a beautiful pair of cats who sleep on my stomach when I visit her and tear up my inner arms with sleepy kneading. So…dog but I do love cats also :P
Here are my puppers during a car trip! Kaysha is the big spoon, Kimmy is the little spoon :) <3
20. would you rather be in Middle Earth, Narnia, Hogwarts, or somewhere else?
Ooooh! When I was a kid it would have been Hogwarts, no question in my mind. As a grown woman, I feel like Middle Earth would be far more awesome. Particularly with my knowledge base since it would be pretty goddamn useful!
25. could you live as a hermit?
Honestly, I do not believe that I could! I lived alone for quite a while and while it was nice, I honestly need a bit more…people contact now that I’m a bit older. That being said I love my alone time. So long as I could be like…a dog hermit…then I’d be fine if I had to :)
29. three songs that you connect with right now.
Tricksy indeed! Okay, bear with me…dammit two of these are from Moana… OH WELL!
Shiny - Jemaine Clement as Tamatoa from Moana - this is a song I listen to whenever my brain goes all dumb self-conscious and I want to feel pretty. Because dammit I am a lovely shining star!
You’re Welcome - Dwayne Johnson as Maui from Moana - this is the one I listen to when my brain goes all dumb low confidence and I want to feel confident. It took me like…a day to nail the rap part :P
Not Perfect - Tim Minchin - this song speaks to me on a very personal level and I always tear up a little when I hear it, particularly the bit about ‘This is my Body’ <3
i want to go back to the day we met and relive those 6 months. not to change anything, but i wanna feel a few things once more. i know what’s happened is for the best. and i know you’re probably much happier now, without me, and that’s okay. things happened to us the way they were meant to, things hurt now because they felt so good then. it had to happen so that next time i meet someone, someone as good as you, ill recognize that and appreciate it more than i did with you. i know i was never good at appreciating things. i guess what im saying is, i know you have to mess up with someone good so you do things right with someone great. what im saying is, i wish i had met someone good before i met you, so that you could be my someone great.
what im saying is, im sorry things happened the way they did. im sorry you had to try so hard to break my rib cage to get to my heart. im sorry it wasn’t easier for you, for me.
what im saying is, a piece of me will always love the piece of you that was mine for six beautiful months.
but mostly im saying thank you. thank you for showing me such a beautiful part of yourself, thank you for giving me that experience. thank you for seeing my soul.
what im saying is thank you, and goodbye.
i forgive you. please forgive me too.
11. How do they see themselves: as smart, as intelligent, uneducated?
Dinah sees herself as self-educated. She’s aware she’s probably the most intelligent person in the room at any given time, however. She was educated according to ONI standards for the most part, but also was more or less home schooled in “how to human” by her mother, Ellen. Her ONI-supervised education was left incomplete, since she escaped their custody after her mother’s murder. As a result, she’s had to learn on her own in her free time while trying to figure out the maze of adult life earlier than she thought she would have to.
12. How does their education and intelligence – or lack thereof - reflect in their speech pattern, vocabulary, and pronunciations?
Dinah has a distinct northern English accent and dialect, specifically Yorkshire. Stereotypes unfortunately do still exist in the human colonies, and in the inner colonies, Dinah is more likely to be seen in a negative light simply for her accent ( though admittedly not nearly as negative as some other accents ). She puts a lot of effort in being easy to understand–to those unused to a Yorkshire accent or the Queen’s English, she can seem unintelligible when she gets excited or frustrated and lets herself slip. She has an ever-expanding vocabulary, and is multi-lingual, but in her speech patterns, she comes across more as a working class person.
29. What is your character’s weaknesses? Hubris? Pride? Controlling?
Insecurity, anxiety and hypersensitivity are Dinah’s top three weaknesses. Physically, she’s extremely sturdy and powerful, and difficult to overwhelm… Except when it comes to her mind and senses. She’s living in a perpetual state of hypersensitivity, and having escaped an abusive childhood, she isn’t the most confident person. Her anxiety can get the better of her sometimes.
48. How are your character’s gestures? Vigorous? Weak? Controlled? Compulsive? Energetic? Sluggish?
Dinah is a ‘hand talker’ that gestures emphatically and energetically whenever she speaks. After meeting Meep, she developed a habit of signing as she speaks, and she retained that for years after she parted ways with Meep.
11: Describe your ideal day.
I typed and re-typed the answer to this question about five times before realizing that everything I list sounds like an ordeal. I genuinely can’t think of anything I enjoy doing anymore. Maybe just, like, a day on which I have energy to do things and feel happy would be really great.
12: Dog person or cat person?
Dog person. I used to be a cat person, before we adopted the devil himself in feline form, and after this cat, I’m pretty sure I’ll never want to own another cat as long as I live.
22: List the top five things you spend the most time doing, in order.
Sleeping, attending school, drawing, reading, and doing random crap on my phone.
29: Three songs you connect with right now.
“Two Coffins”, Against Me!; “Jesus Christ”, Brand New; and “Bad Company”, Five Finger Death Punch.
YOI not!fic: White Collar/Mr & Mrs Smith fusion AU
Okay so I am already suspecting this may be a terrible idea, but whatever, I have a lifetime subscription to the poor life choices club and those terrible people known as my friends egged me on, SO.
Background: I’ve been doing not!fics for YOI off the cuff in chats for the lols because I enjoy coming up with the plot for elaborate AUs without the effort of actually writing them. (I am mostly too lazy to actually write them, especially when I should theoretically be writing something else.) @of-sevenseas put in a specific request for a Mr & Mrs Smith AU to distract her from spoilers before she could watch episode 11.
I maybe went all out. It sort of turned into a White Collar fusion along the way. BUT THAT IS OKAY.
So without further ado: I give you a ridiculous thief!Victor x Interpol!Yuuri not!fic. (Still in chat form FYI.)