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Why Do We Pray?
  • Why do we pray because it’s proof that we are Christians. Christians are in a relationship with God and in a relationship you talk to your spouse right? You don’t talk to them when something bad happens or when you need something, no you try to get every change you get to talk to them.
  • Why do we pray because we are insufficient in ourselves.  We can’t do things without Him and it’s not just the hard things, it’s the daily routines that we need Him to show up in.. If we don’t consistently fall on our face in prayer, then we shouldn’t be surprised when we consistently fall on our face in sin. It’s only on the power of God that we can overcome sin. We can’t overcome it by ourselves. God doesn’t need us but we need Him.
  • Why do we pray because Jesus tells us to. Luke 18:1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
  • Why do we pray because it keeps us humble before God. Prayer reminds us that we are not in control, but God is, so pray is keeping us from pride.. If you thought you could do it all by ourselves then you probably wouldn’t pray.
  • Why do we pray because It’s a great privilege to come before God Almighty. Can you think of any greater honor than to have an audience with the One who rules over ALL creation? We have been invited to talk with the one who put the stars in place. We are invited to sit down with the One who knows all things. We have greatest privilege of it all.
Masterlist

Originally posted by veriloquentmind

ONE SHOTS:

EXO:

Who I Belong With

Lay: 

That Just Happened.

Should’ve Been Us

You’re So Frustrating

D.O.:

Just Go

Chen:

Don’t Go.


Stories:

I Was Made For Loving You: Pt.1, Pt.2, Pt.3, Pt.4, Pt.5, Pt.6, Pt.7, Pt.8, Pt.9, Pt.10,Pt.11, Pt.12, Pt.13, Pt.14, Pt.15, Pt.16, Pt.17, Pt.18, Pt.19, Pt.20*Final*

We Fight For UsPt. 1, Pt. 2, Pt.3, Pt. 4, Pt.5*Final*

Exo Meets Supernatural *Canceled*: Pt. 1, Pt. 2, Pt. 3, Pt.4

What If…: Pt.1, Pt.2, Pt.3, Pt.4, Pt.5, If You Chose Kai, If You Chose Chanyeol

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Injustice: Gods Among Us - Year 1, chapter 18 (May 2013).

Batman and Catwoman meet with the American President.

This scene illustrates the partnership between Bat and Cat. What I like is how Selina is essentially speaking for both of them. It shows Bruce’s trust in her and I like how quickly he shot down the President when he questioned her. They’re portrayed as equals and that’s the way it should be.

*CATHOLIC DOCTRINES ARE IN THE BIBLE*

_Catholics are always intimidated into believing that we do things contrary to the Bible just because we are sometimes ignorant of what we do. The following will help you locate *WHERE* what we do in the Bible._

*1) PRAYING FOR THE DEAD*
2 Mac. 12:38-45
Wisdom 3:1
Tobit 4:17

*2) USE OF IMAGES AND SACRAMENTS _(these remind us of what they stand for)_*
2 kings 3:20-21
Num. 21:8-9
Ex 25:17-22
Col 1:20, 2:14
John 12:32
Acts 19:11-12

*3) AUTHENTICITY OF CATHOLIC TRADITION AS A SOURCE OF REVEALED TRUTH*
2 Thes 2:15
2 cor 10:10-11
John 21:25
2 John 1:12
3 John 1:13

*4) THE SHIFT OF THE DAY OF THE LORD FROM SATURDAY TO SUNDAY (SABBATH)*
Rev 1:10
Acts 20:7
1 cor 16:1-2
John 20:1-22

*5) THE POPE’S AUTHORITY AS THE SUCCESSOR OF ST. PETER*
John 21:15-17
Matt 16: 18-19
Acts 2:1-14

*6) THE REFERENCE TO CATHOLIC PRIESTS AS _‘FATHER’_ WHEN THERE IS ONLY ONE FATHER IN HEAVEN*
Gen 17:4
Jer 7:7
Num 12:14
Jn. 6:49
Mtt. 23:30
Lk. 1:73

*7) IS THE BIBLE IN SUPPORT OF THE HIERARCHY IN THE CHURCH? YES*
Eph 4:11-13
1 Tim 5:17-25
1 Tim 3:1-7, 8-13

*8) IS PURGATORY REAL? YES! WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT IT?*
Is 35:8, 52:1
Zech 13:1-2
1 cor 3:15
Lk. 12:47-48, 58-59
Rev. 21:27
Heb 12:22-23
Job 14:13-17

*9) ABOUT INCENSE*
Ex 30:33-37
Num 16:6-7
Lev. 16:12-13
Lk.1:10
Rev. 8:32

*10) THE ROSARY IS A PRAYER IN HONOR OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY*
Lk. 1:28,
Lk. 1:42

*11) IS HOLY WATER THE WILL OF GOD TO BE USED?*
2 kings 2:19-22
John 5:1-18
John 7:37

*12) WHY DO WE ASK THE SAINTS TO PRAY FOR US?*
Prov. 15:8, 15:29
Job 42:8
James 5:16
Mtt 16:19

*13) WHY DO WE USE MEDALS, CRUCIFIXES AND SCAPULARS AND BONE OF SAINTS?*
(these help to remind us of what they stand for)
2 kings 13:20-21

*14) WHY MUST WE CONFESS OUR SINS TO ANYBODY OTHER THAN GOD.*
Mtt 16:19, 1-20

*15) IS INFANT BAPTISM IN THE BIBLE?*
Acts 16:15 33
Acts 18:8
Mtt 28:19
Acts 10:47-48

*I AM PROUD TO BE CATHOLIC.*

Headcanons in The Legend of the Frost Stone

So, I have a few headcanons that I’m going to be using in the story, and I felt that I should probably explain them, so that everyone knows where they’re coming from, since some may seem off without explanation.

As far as ages go… (of course I also believe that the characters will age as the story goes on so this is as of 2017, before Season 3)
Lance: 18
Hunk: 18
Keith: 18
Pidge: 16
Shiro: 22
Allura: 197 (Earth equivalent: 20)
Coran: 450 (Earth equivalent: 45)

I also have height headcanons that may be important
Lance: 6'2"
Hunk: 6'1"
Keith: 5'3"
Pidge: 4'11"
Shiro: 6'6"
Allura: 5'5"
Coran: 5'9"

For races/country of origin
Lance: Born in Cuba, moved to US at age 16 to attend the Garrison. Mother: Cuban, Father: ¼ Brazilian, ¾ Altean. Result; Lance: 3/8 Altean, 5/8 Cuban
Hunk: Born in the Samoas (not to be confused with the American Somoas), moved to US at age 16 to attend the Garrison. Mother: 7/8 Samoan, 1/8 Filipino, Father: Samoan. Result; Hunk: 15/16 Samoan, 1/16 Filipino.
Keith: Born in Texas. Mother: Galra, Father, ¼ American, ½ Japanese, ¼ Korean. Result; Keith: ½ Galra, ¼ Japanese, 1/8 Korean, 1/8 American.
Pidge: Born in Canada, moved to US at age 14 to attend Garrison (posed as a 16yr old). Mother: ½ Canadian, ½ French, Father: Canadian. Result; Pidge: ¼ French, ¾ Canadian.
Shiro: Born in Japan, moved to Denmark at age 3, moved to US at age 18 to attend Garrison. Mother: 1/8 Icelandic, 7/8 Danish, Father: ½ Japanese, ½ unknown (it’s a special secret, for now). Result; Shiro: 1/16 Icelandic, 15/16 Danish, ¼ Japanese, ¼ unknown.

Additionally,
I h/c Lance having a twin, his name is Logan
I h/c Matt and Pidge as twins
I h/c Shiro with a twin, named Sven (b/c of Sven and also because Sven apparently had a twin in the original)
Lance’s dad is somewhere in space, because he left when Lance was 2 in order to protect him and his mother from people targeting his dad. His dad is named “Pedro” to humans, but his alien name is Dujfiem.

anonymous asked:

Hei. Can i request a drabble from the Frebruary prompt with Klaus Mikaelson using numbers 1, 18, 39 and 37? . Missed you. Hope you doing good😘😘😘😘

Klaus Mikaelson - Banished

Pull over. Let me drive for a while.” You were sick of just being driven around, not knowing where you were going, not knowing what was going to happen next. You understood you had to run, you had to get out of New Orleans, but you still thought you had to get a say in what your future brought. Not this whole ‘Just listen to me, I’ve done this before and I know what I’m doing’ crap that Klaus was giving you now.

“Oh, no, love… you’re upset, you’re shaken and besides… this is my car. I drive. End of discussion.” He rummaged a bit through some junk between your seats. “But you do seem upset about what happened. It’s not a given we’ve left the city for good, Y/N. We just have to leave it behind for now.”

Which was easy for him to say, or so you thought. “You’re immortal. A few years mean nothing to you. For me, it can mean I’ll have to leave for my entire life. So yes, I’m upset. New Orleans is all I’ve ever known and now I have to leave because someone’s after you.” And by extension you. You never regretted picking Klaus’ side, but you hated that it lead you here.

Here, drink this. You’ll feel better.” He handed you a soda he had fished out from somewhere and even though you were pretty sure just a drink, even if it was something stronger than this, wasn’t going to solve anything, you did take it. “And yes, sweetheart… I know this might feel different for you than it feels for me, but the choice was to die in New Orleans or to live and run with me. I take it you do rather live your life a bit longer than you do now.” He did park the car at the side of the road, even when he wasn’t planning on letting you take the wheel. Apparently he did understand that how you were feeling wasn’t going to be solved with a can of soda and a nice explanation.

You opened the can and started to take a few sips, more to try not to cry than because you really needed a drink. You looked away. Somehow you didn’t want Klaus to see your tears. He found it far too easy to leave New Orleans for a while. You didn’t want him to think you were weak for having a hard time leaving behind a place. Even when it was the place you grew up in, where you had make memories with your families, from your first love…

Don’t cry, love…” He had noticed. Of course he had noticed. He had probably noticed it before you even started to cry, with his supernatural senses. “I’m not good with crying women, after all.” Still, he tried to calm you down, stroking your hair, making you look at him so he could wipe away the tears on your cheeks with his thumbs. “Everything will be fine, Y/N. My family is still back there. They will not rest until they have made New Orleans a safe place for us to return to. That is a promise I will make you, here and now.”

You tried to force a smile on your face, hoping you could believe him. You wanted to go back. You didn’t want to run for years, even when that would be easy for Klaus. “Thank you. I just hope I won’t need a walker by the time they manage. Not because I don’t trust them… but your idea of soon might be different from mine.”

He smiled, slightly. “Even we can want something rather today than tomorrow, love.” He still had his hand on your chin from when he turned your face towards them. “Even things we know we shouldn’t want to have.” He sighed, as if he was battling himself to continue speaking. “Like I have now. Can I kiss you?”

That… was a twist you hadn’t expected. And you didn’t know if you wanted it. Not now. Not now you were vulnerable, crying, not sure where your life was going to end. It just didn’t feel like the right timing, so you shook your head. “If you would have asked me two days ago, I probably would have kissed you back before you had finished that question, but now? I don’t know, Klaus. Not now…”

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This mod adds in new hairstyles and lightens the base game hairs (meaning that they will be more vibrant) b̶u̶t̶ ̶p̶l̶e̶a̶s̶e̶ ̶n̶o̶t̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶s̶ ̶s̶o̶m̶e̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶p̶r̶e̶e̶x̶i̶s̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶h̶a̶i̶r̶ ̶(̶7̶,̶ ̶1̶9̶,̶ ̶2̶2̶,̶ ̶2̶7̶,̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶3̶0̶)̶,̶ ̶s̶o̶ ̶i̶f̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶h̶a̶v̶e̶ ̶m̶u̶l̶t̶i̶p̶l̶e̶ ̶f̶a̶r̶m̶e̶r̶s̶,̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶m̶i̶g̶h̶t̶ ̶c̶h̶a̶n̶g̶e̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶i̶r̶ ̶h̶a̶i̶r̶s̶t̶y̶l̶e̶s̶.̶

No longer replaces hair, now just adds it!

I will eventually add more hairstyles, not quite sure when (quite frankly not sure what else to add besides some other short cuts), but I figured that I should try to give back to the modding community for once :)

Let me know if there are any bugs, and if you guys like this mod!

Installation instructions:

  • Download the mod
  • Extract the archive
  • Go to Stardew Valley/Content/Characters/Farmer
  • Replace the hairstyles.xml file with the provided

You might want to make a backup file of ‘Farmer’ just in case! But it should work.

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@pissy anon

y’know sir/madam

there’s ~100 million us citizens aged 18-40.

if only 1 in every 5 people actually would be willing to serve in the military, you’d have 20 million applicants.

if only 1 in every 10 applicants qualified to serve, you’d have 2 million troops. that’s more than our current active military.

so, no. i’m not being drafted into that shit. let the people who want to kill to protect the foreign interests of american oil guzzlers be the ones to do so. i’ll happily waste my short existence away drawing cartoons and teaching high schoolers how to graph trig functions, blissfully unaware of the nuclear missiles and other assorted weapons of mass fuckery soaring over our heads. thanks.

Steroline Fics Masterpost

For those of you on mobile, here is the list of my fics for you to enjoy whenever you want.

MULTI CHAPTER

Moments Series - Vacation | The Batchelor Party | The Wedding | The Proposal | June Wedding | The Honeymoon

One Sober Night - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

Jealous Games - 1 | 2

Casting Shadows - Prologue | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19

Picture Of Us - 1 | 2

The Steroline Smut Diaries (Stefan/Caroline/Katherine) - Season 5 Humanity On | Season 5 Humanity Off | 1864

The One Where - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

A Year To Prove You Wrong - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 PT 1 | 9 PT 2 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 PT 1 | 29 PT 2

Magical Steroline - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13

Turn Back Time (Live. Die. Repeat) - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

ONE SHOTS

Oblivious

Once Upon A Kiss

Under The Stars

First Date

Crush

Replaced

Valentine’s Day

Camp B-Day

Protective

Just Your Average Concerned Stalker

Make Me Better

Surf Lesson

The Beach

Bike Ride

You Are Mine

Blast From The Past

Summer Of Our Lives

Story Of Us | The Story Of Our Life - 1 | 2 | 3

When I’m With You, I’m Happy

Katherine/Caroline - Sending A Message | Bad Bad Girls | Relieving Stress 

Saving You, Loving You

Show Me Heaven

Halloween

Haunted House

Steamy Windows

Secrets Revealed

Falling For You

Take You On My Bike

Under The Mistletoe | New Years Eve

Future

Collaboration with @itslizzi3stylestvd - Loving My Valentine

Bonnie/Enzo - Oneshot

Pictures Are Worth A Thousand Words

A Possessive Show

You’re Over Me?

Nothing | Something 

Bonnie/Damon/Enzo - Into The Woods

Wedding Night

Couch Play

Carnival 

Loving Together

Trinket is Useful

Anon asked: How many times has Trinket been useful at all?

We here at Critical Role Stats are a team divided between #LeaveTrinketBehind and #NoBearLeftBehind.  Here are our bipartisan findings. Updated to Episode 41.

02 Into the Greyspine Mines

  • (2:11:12) Trinket protects Scanlan during Vex’s attack phase

07 The Throne Room

  • (3:47:23) Trinket provided the needed assistance to Pike to drag Vax from the incoming magma.

17 Hubris

  • (2:41:29) Trinket damaged the hydra

18 Trial of the Take Part 1

  • (1:56:13) Trinket killed an orc

19 Trial of the Take Part 2

  • (2:48:56) Trinket damaged Rimefang

24 The Feast

  • (2:43:10) Trinket learned how to Cannonball attack

25 Crimson Diplomacy

  • (2:50:27) CANNONBALL! Missed The Broker, hit the monk.

26 Consequences and Cows

  • (2:27:24) Trinket sat on comfort-watch for Percy

27 The Path to Whitestone

  • (0:27:11) Trinket helped defend the keep and Desmond when the stalkers attacked

30 Stoke the Flames

  • (1:30:00) Trinket stayed on night watch with Grog in the tavern and kept him awake

31 Gunpowder Plot

  • (p1. 1:14:14) Trinket did damage to Tylieri
  • (p1. 1:32:13) Got the initial kill of Tylieri.
  • (p2. 0:56:42) Carried Vex away from the skeleton army.

32 Against the Tide of Bone

  • (0:18:41) Quickly carried Vex back to the skeleton army so she could get in an early attack

33 Reunions

  • (p1. 1:38:42) Grappled Ripley
  • (p2. 1:30:40) Successfully cannonball-attacked in the crypt

35 Denouement

  • (2:01:38) Part of the kill of Orthax

36 Winter’s Crest in Whitestone

  • (2:10:54) Won Vex some gold by tying for first in the pie eating contest

37 A Musician’s Nostalgia

  • (4:18:59) Trinket carried the unconscious body of Daxio back to the palace

38 Echoes of the Past

  • (2:11:47) Gave a solid perception check in Krieg’s house

41 In Ruins

  • (1:42:32) Trinket beheads a looter at Gilmore’s

Ok, get back to work and/or sleep.  Thanks for your questions! If you’re in NYC come hang out with us at Tumblr HQ on 1/18.  That’s next Wednesday!  See you soon.  

Be sure to watch KINGS OF CON on Comic-ConHQ.com.  Tell your friends!  Bye!

Family.

brotherkash asked: If it’s not too much to ask, and if it’s not already out there, is there a way to know how many times someone has referred to Vox Machina as a family?

Voxhona means family. Probably.

Thanks to @BnBGreg, @c_diercks, @ChrisVLinden, crystallos, domomon23, Eric R., @InvictusRob, jm4ny, @jmworland, Lucas M., @MannyTrammell,  @_miss_maria_, MJG, @OwlObscure, Patrick J., Ro, Sarah E.H., @SaulOrmiston, @SilentEnGee, sonataofsilence, wouldlike2rage, and other critters for their work compiling this list! Updated to Episode 79.

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Where I talk about OBS settings

Today’s topic isn’t my love of cute StarCraft players, or League of Legends strategy. But instead I’m going to talk about OBS settings. This is less a tutorial on how to use OBS and more a discussion on why you should use certain settings. The key things to discuss are frame rates, bit rates and resolution. I’ll also try and develop a formula for you to use when working out what settings you should use. Currently at the time of writing this the latest build of OBS is 18.0.1. If it has been updated and this guide is out of date just message me on twitter @omacknight and I’ll get around to fixing things.

So first off when you’ve installed OBS you’ll want to understand how it works before using it. OBS renders what’s called a Scene, a Scene is a collection of Sources. Then it records and broadcasts this Scene using your settings, but the settings are called a Profile. Understand that I’ve highlighted these words on purpose as I’ll be referring to these a lot.

To start I’m going to walk you through your first stream. Or recording if you’re not streaming. The first thing you want to do is click Profile at the top of the OBS window and create a new Profile. A suggestion I’ll give now is to label your Profiles well. I personally use the format of [ Purpose - Service - Game ]. For example, [ Stream - Twitch - League of Legends ] would be my profile to use when streaming League of Legends to Twitch. For local recording I don’t use the “Service” area. You don’t need to copy my system but it may be useful in the long run.

Now you have this you can go into your settings by clicking ‘File’ and then ‘Settings’. Since the OBS developers hate a simple user interface where you go through settings chronologically we’ll be starting quite far down by ‘Video’.


So there are two schools of thought on how to correctly set this up. I’ll discuss how most people do things and why, then why I do things differently. The first solution is more than likely better but the second has some interesting advantages. So to give you the rundown, your Base Canvas Resolution is going to be the working area you have in OBS, this is what you’ll be using. Then the Output is what will be Streamed / Recorded. Next up you have the filter of choice. The output quality if you’re rescaling will be determined by the filter used. Lastly is the frame rate, most of the time you’ll leave this at 30 unless you have a strong computer and internet connection. Then you can raise it to 60.

The common process here is to set the base canvas size to your display size. Since this means you can capture game footage without resizing it and preserving a lot of quality. Especially if you plan on streaming without resizing in the Output resolution. If you do plan on resizing, then the following resolutions are generally quite good.

1280x720 - This is the most common as computers get better, but if you have a weaker CPU you may wish to reduce this.

852x480 - This is still a decent looking resolution and good for weaker computers, especially if you’re wanting to stream in 60fps.

640x360 - This is basically if you have a potato machine but want to stream. I wouldn’t recommend this but you can still make it look rather good if your bandwidth is decent.

So this is all well and good, but rescaling looks awful to me so I do things differently. I don’t set my Canvas size to my monitor size, but I match my intended output resolution. Usually this is 720. Doing this gives me a much better sense of how things will look when I stream. This also means I don’t have to rescale the whole image, which from my experience has been less demanding on weaker machines (which mine is).


Next up we’ll be looking at the Output section and make sure to change from “Simple” to “Advanced” at the top of the screen. So you should default to using the x264 encoder. Unless your CPU is awful and can’t broadcast and game at the same time you’ll be using this. Now the two key things to note here are the bitrate and the CPU Usage Preset.

First up is Bitrate, this is limited only by your connection speed. If your upload is speed is 1mb/s for example, you’ll probably cap this around 800. Think of 1000 being approximately 1mb/s. A good rule of thumb is to limit this to 3000 for a 30fps stream and 6000 for 60fps. This will produce a clear and clean video.

Next is the CPU Usage Preset, this controls the accuracy of the encoder. The faster the less precise, and this reduces the quality. A good way of finding the best setting is to test a stream with the “faster” preset as this looks rather good with the bitrate tuned up. If you’re having performance issues just set it to be a little faster and repeat. Protip, unless you’re playing a first person game it doesn’t matter if you use anything better than superfast most of the time. To demonstrate this I recorded some League of Legends with the ultrafast preset and it looks perfectly fine to me for a 3000kb/s 30fps 720 output. The reason it matters in a first person game is because the CPU Usage Preset mostly affects areas with lots of movement, and of course in a first person game your entire game screen will move a lot. So if your PC isn’t too strong then you don’t need to tune this up past ultrafast for a lot of games. That said if you have a strong PC then feel free to play around with this.

In short, bitrate is based on your upload speed and CPU usage preset is based on your CPU strength. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y-03kmUHkg

The ultrafast preset in video. Super simple.


So there, that’s basically everything for most people on the settings side. I’ll come back another time and talk about setting up Scenes. But for now I shall catch you on the flip side my dudes.

Splatoon ART CONTEST report! So…turns out our senior squid artist quit like two months ago and didn’t tell anyone. And now we need a bunch of sketches ASAP for our quarterly report, but when I checked his old desk drawers, all I found was a snorkel and a bunch of those little red sticks that come with the cheese-and-cracker packs that you use to spread the cheese. Remember those things? Anyway, I was in a full-blown panic until I thought of you guys! I bet some of you can draw some cool Splatoon art. Squid Research Lab needs your help!

Here’s what I’m thinking: Post your awesomest, most squidtastic Splatoon-themed artwork on Tumblr and tag it with #Splatoon, #GetInked and #NintendoContestEntry so we can find it. We’ll even give out some cool prizes for the ones we like best! The report is due on May 29, so you’ve got until then to show us what you’ve got. Y’all are the best! Oh, and the contest starts…RIGHT NOW!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be a legal resident of US (incl. DC) or Canada (excl. Quebec) 18+. Deadline: 5/29/15. 1 Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) Wii U system and one (1) Splatoon video game (ARV $359.98). 5 First Prize winners each receive one (1) Splatoon video game (ARV $59.99 each). Additional terms and conditions apply.Click here for official rules. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.

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“The bell jar hung, suspended, a few feet above my head. I was open to the circulating air.“

The Bell Jar, Chapter 18

”bell jar (noun):1. a bell-shaped glass cover used for covering delicate objects or used in a laboratory, typically for enclosing samples.2. an environment in which someone is cut off from the outside world.🔔The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath’s only novel, tells the semi-autobiographical story of Plath’s endless struggle with depression and her perpetual feelings of isolation among everyone she encounters in her life. “To the person in the bell jar,” she said, “the world itself is a bad dream.” Sylvia couldn’t stay with us long enough to write a second book, but I remember and appreciate the words she left for countless people to relate to.The quote about the bell jar comes from one of the final chapters in the book, where Sylvia talks about a moment of clarity she experiences at a time when everything seems to be on the mend in her life, though her depression still looms overhead, threatening to fall on her again.The bell jar can be any struggle you deal with that makes you feel alone, and I take comfort in knowing that all of us can relate to that lonely feeling, no matter what the cause may be. We’re all together in that.Starting a conversation about Plath opens the door to a discussion about myself because my battle mirrors hers in so many ways. This tattoo is for both of us.#SylviaPlath #thebelljar #depression #personal #isolation #clarity #humankind”

My dear children, let’s not just talk about love; let’s practice real love. This is the only way we’ll know we’re living truly, living in God’s reality. It’s also the way to shut down debilitating self-criticism, even when there is something to it. For God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves.
—  1 John 3:18-20
Needle/Syringe/Injections

IM (Intramuscular) Injections

SITES: Deltoid, Ventrogluteal, Vastus Lateralis (infant: rectus femorus)
ANGLE: 72 - 90 degrees
AMOUNT: 0.5 - 3 mL
NEEDLE SIZE: 5/8 - 1.5 in

  • Vastus lateralis: ⅝ - 1 in
  • Ventrogluteal: 1 ½ in
  • Deltoid: ⅝ - 1 ½ in (children ⅝ - 1 ¼ in)

GAUGE: 18 - 25 g
*Use Z-track method

SUBCUT (subcuteaneous) Injections

SITES: Outer aspect of upper arm, abdomen (below costal margin to iliac crest; 2 in from umbilicus)
ANGLE: 45 - 90 degrees
AMOUNT: 1 mL or less (child: 0.5 mL or less)
NEEDLE SIZE: 3/8 - 5/8 in
GAUGE: 25 - 27
*For Heparin, Lovenox and Insulin - give at 90 degrees*

ID (Intradermal) Injections

AMOUNT: 0.1 - 0.2 mL
ANGLE:  15 degrees
NEEDLE SIZE: ¼ in
GAUGE: 23g