Hindsights

I really love the irony of Sokka–the skepticism, cynicism, and sarcasm guy–also being one of the story’s main agents of foreshadowing. 

Seriously, we’re talking about the character who spent an entire episode talking about how fortunetelling is bullshit–and yet a lot of his sarcasm and skepticism is used as foreshadowing, which is absolutely hilarious in hindsight.

Bruce (@rabbruad1) wrote:

‘Ellenya always makes light of things. That’s why I like her things…the words she writes, the songs she sings.’


Yes, you’ll never have to fight to see the light at night round here. I’ve lamps large, medium and slight, both dim and bright, of any height; flashlights, floodlights, spotlights, headlights, even a few that self-ignite! Our home is quite a sight, the neighbors might be downright set to incite a fight by meddling with our fuse box, but will be thwarted by the foresight of Bruce’s lock tight security system which protects our electrical birthright. Though we do get a slight fright from the electricity bill, become contrite in hindsight, vow to make do with daylight, and forget again by midnight, but things always turn out alright.

Pearl was so incredibly selfish. I’m not placing blame or shaming her or anything - we’ve all done things we regret, and hindsight is 20/20 - but she definitely had a moment of clouded judgement. She turned a blind eye to Greg’s concerns and Steven’s safety in favour of her own desires and nearly paid a grand price for it. I can’t say I haven’t done something similar - that’s why it hurts so much to watch. 

anonymous asked:

Lilith Fair here: For the younger ones in the fandom to understand the messiness and scandals management create wiki up t.a.Tu. (fake pr catering to lesbians) vs. Fleetwood Mac (real relationships within the band). Fleetwood Mac even had a fake fleetwood mac touring for a bit lol. It will give a further look into what lengths management goes to in the name of money and revenue. It will be interesting to see in hindsight where 5H and seperately Camren fall into the spectrum of this.

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Love Bites || Closed Rp

((With @mackerelisgood))

Rin liked to stick to a schedule whenever he could, especially when it came to his work out regiment. But when, one morning, he missed his run Rin had decided to make up for it by going for a run in the night. He hadn’t thought twice about it, despite how people had been going missing lately. In hindsight Rin really should have just skipped the run.

It had been a week since that night, the night he had been killed and born again. Rin hadn’t been back since then to see Haru but now, for the night anyway, he finally had his thirst under control and he was willing to risk seeing him. He waited until it was completely dark out before going and knocking on his door.

anonymous asked:

Would you be able to write some iwakyou fluff??? ☺️-💕🌸

How does one write Kyoutani in a relationship that isn’t with Yahaba…. Hm, I’ll try my best though! (I do very much enjoy iwakyou, I just never have written for this ship before!)


Iwaizumi, in hindsight, had known this was a bad idea.

Taking your boyfriend to the pet store when he was essentially a dog himself was probably not the smartest move. But Kyoutani had insisted, saying that they would just look. But by the end of the day Iwaizumi knew that he would be tricked into getting a dog.

It was innocent at first. Kyoutani just stood there looking at all the cages, putting his face close, making friends with all the dogs. And they were cute and somehow loved him. Iwaizumi stayed by the cats because he was trying to avoid being sucked in.

But then he heard the faint cry of “Hajime!” and he was forced over.

“Look.” Kyoutani huffed softly and stroked his hand over a dark Shiba Inu puppy.

“Kentarou-”

“Please. Let’s play with her.” Kyoutani was nodding at his own suggestion and got a shop worker to let them into the play area where they could play with potential dogs they wanted to buy. Iwaizumi sighed and followed.

He couldn’t help how his heart swelled watching Kyoutani with the dog. Even if he wasnt smiling his face was lit up as he tried to take the toy from the dogs mouth and the dog growled.

“She’s so cute.” Kyoutani said, pulling the dog into his arms and nuzzling it’s face.

Iwaizumi blushed. Fuck he’s cute. These moments were rare because normally Kyoutani was gruff as can be.

“Can we get her?” Kyoutani asked. The dog was panting happily and wagging it’s tail and Kyoutani was looking at him so hopefully.

Iwaizumi tried to say no. He really did. But. He couldn’t.

With a sigh he said, “Yeah…”

And Kyoutani actually smiled a bit, leaning down to kiss the dog’s head.

A better answer

Gordon asked me during my Rune Soup interview what I thought we should do about this business, going forward. In hindsight, my response ignored the fact that both attempting to refine the magic of Solomonic manuscripts and writing more of them has been done, and then some. We’re now, as Peter and Alkistis wisely pointed out in theirs, at the point where there’s more than enough material out there to get anyone — who for starters would really do it — going, and discussions are better suited as orientations around those.

If the followup discussions are to take place online — and nowadays I’m mostly with them when they say we need to abandon that ship — because that’s where they seem to have headed since the time of emailing lists and now Facebook groups, and indeed it is becoming toxic very fast for all those reasons as well as the unique strain of anti-intellectualism ever present in grimoire-related forums.

So with regards to the material, I propose the following non-exhaustive list of shit a person can no longer afford NOT to know — because this isn’t the early 1900s anymore — and simultaneously stake a claim of authority as an expert:

  • That Judeo-Christian beliefs justify other essential pieces, and therefore you don’t get to toss them out of the window.
  • The intent behind the writings of Agrippa, Weyer, and Scot, and whether it could have a bearing on whatever is the context you think of quoting them in. Hint: it wasn’t about giving a favourable outlook of the Solomonic tradition, nor should they be understood as a validation of whatever facts of witchcraft they produced as outsiders in the course of attempting to debunk both.
  • That while earlier pagan magic had definitely been onto this compelling spirits business for a long time, that has little or no bearing on driving the beast that is grimoire magic, and early mingling aside, for what came in the following centuries, a necessity for finding practical correlations between the two is an entirely contemporary invention.
  • That diabolism is only a viable route of access to the same spirits if it stays as a form of rebellion living within the Christian belief system. Unless its proponents are cool with admitting that they’re just a Wicca by another name. You cannot invert something you just discarded.
  • That the fact the tradition has existed for centuries almost entirely in the form of manuals a few pages long explaining how you can get a foot in the door should be a statement in itself. Framing information that’s available now, and almost certainly not available to the average European over the course of centuries, is in other words an affirmation that no one had actually been doing this back then.
  • That a hierarchy functions in accordance to the system it sits in. Asserting that a particular manuscript’s hierarchy is incorrect necessarily means you don’t believe it works, and in which case you may as well not mince words. If it could work, then it is not incorrect. You can’t have it both ways.
  • That when someone’s definition of results is so damn limited as to work as an accurate description of what Byzantine demonology states is a case of demons deluding someone, best case scenario, that’s what’s going on, and worst case, nothing is actually happening. That alone could kill hucksterism dead.

My better answer is then that we should no longer deem this stuff acceptable.

But if I’m being realistic, I foresee real occultism crawling back to the fringes and become whispers once again, with the surface remaining the territory of new cults made of revised beliefs and leaders who cannot explain how come they themselves don’t appear to be getting anything out of it.

Hey, I never said I was an optimist.

Again, Nintendo has vastly under-delivered stock of the NES Classic Edition mini console

The dichotomy of the line was NES Classic Edition -vs- Hatchimals, but no one knew the odds. With 75+ ahead of me, I hoped they were all here for Hatchimals (whatever that is).

Rumors began to fly that Toys R Us was getting more NES Classic Editions to kick off their December 4 sales week. A recent flyer featured Nintendo’s mini console - game on!

On the original launch day, it was a gorgeous 60 degrees and sunny. Perfect weather for waiting an hour to snag one of the seasons hot items. Not many folks showed up and I factored this into my plan for today. In hindsight I should have skipped the shower, but I arrived an hour before Toys R Us opened, with three layers under my coat, a Pop Tart, and a folding chair.

Read more: http://www.8-bitcentral.com/blog/2016/nesceQuest.html#ixzz4RtGyUWpZ
21 People On What They Would Tell Their 19-Year-Old Selves
  • Jonathan, 55: There is no such thing as “the only one”. You will meet lots of “the ones”. Only commit when the timing is right for the both of you – that can take years for some, and that’s okay.
  • Miranda, 24: Drop pre-med.
  • Isaac, 48: Deodorant does not count as a shower, and that haircut only looked good on Bon Jovi.
  • Anya, 42: Make the conscious decision to be happy, and then stick with it. Society will do everything in its power to convince you that your personal happiness is dependent on something external – beauty, success, wealth, etc. – it isn’t.
  • Parker, 55: 60% of the things you think are important now won’t matter a whit to you by the time you reach 50. The trick is to figure out the important 40% and work it.
  • Megan, 34: He doesn’t love you, and you will be okay.
  • Peter, 58: Don’t let anything stand in your way of taking part (or all) of your junior year abroad. You’ll never again have quite the same opportunity to experience a foreign land, for an extended period of time, in your youth. It is destined to be one of the most memorable aspects of your life.
  • Eleanor, 67: Talk less. Listen more.
  • Donald, 27: There’s a huge difference between who you want to be and who everyone around you wants you to be. Figure out which is which.
  • Camille, 56: Always remember: when falling off a horse, pull your tongue in.
  • Jackson, 57: No one knows anything for sure. They’re all just doing the best they can with what they have, just like you.
  • Vicki, 47: You’ll never have all the answers, so make every question count.
  • Donald, 38: You don’t have to grow up to be the dad you never had.
  • Katelyn, 30: Make the most out of college. You will never again be at a place where your only goal is to learn. Learn a lot, learn often, and learn with reckless abandon.
  • Joshua, 55: Women love to laugh.
  • Annabelle, 38: Drugs are not beautiful, glamorous or opulent. They are not a remedy, a solution, a cure-all, or a cure-anything.
  • Colin, 50: You miss so much life when you sleep until 3 PM. Wake up to see sunrises; they are the most stunning of nature’s masterpieces.
  • Eleanor, 26: Eating two pints of ice cream won’t make you happy. Neither will sprinting 10 miles. Be nice to yourself.
  • Aaron, 52: Don’t forget to ask that girl in the Oberlin library what kind of perfume she’s wearing. You’ll buy it for her in 20 years.
  • Scarlett, 54: Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Those that get you will love you, those that don’t, well, their loss. Just remember: Wherever you are, it’s a party.
  • Zack, 9: I hope you’re awesome. And be nice to girls.