I may actually do more of these if I find the time

5 things

i can’t remember who tagged me, i think it was @jazzmoth

5 Things you’ll find in my bag:

  • receipts going back 5 months
  • doctor visit post-care summaries
  • lip gloss that i never wear because i don’t like the feel of it 
  • a resistance band
  • tiger balm

5 things you’ll find in my bedroom:

  • my cello
  • at least 50 precariously stacked books 
  • half-filled notebooks
  • my laptop
  • more tiger balm

5 things I’ve always wanted to do in life:

  • finish music school lmao
  • tour with a string quartet (comprised of musicians that i actually like to spend time with)
  • publish novels 
  • get a day job at a library
  • make people happy

5 things I’m currently into:

  • snk (i know i’m crying also)
  • star wars, slowly working my way through the new EU
  • shostakovich 
  • saucony shoes (i think they might be magic??? i’ve had them for like 5 years and they just get comfier and comfier) 
  • alliteration XD

5 things people may not know about me:

  • my response to these kinds of prompts is to make up bullshit so the extent of my garbage personality remains mysterious. 
  • my middle initial is P and i don’t tell anyone what it stands for because people going through increasingly ornate P names trying to guess the right one is weirdly delightful. 
  • i have a cat named shostakovich that i saved from an amusement park lot when he was just a kitten. (i worked in parking and in the morning traffic inches along while we get everyone processed, and someone was like THEREs A KITTEN UNDER THAT VAN! and he didn’t seem to belong to anyone in the vicinity so i kept him in my sweatshirt until it was time to go home). 
  • i met my husband on an amazon video game forum by making a stupid joke that caught his attention. god this one breaks my mind a bit, if i didn’t go to that forum at that specific time and didn’t have a stupid sense of humor and wasn’t constantly making referential jokes and memes then i might not have met him at all
  • i play trumpet and piano too because my dad started me out when i was 3, but cello was the instrument i chose for myself. 25 years later and i don’t regret it :) 

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and anyone else that wants to do this!

anonymous asked:

Hi, you are Romani? My family is apparently Romani but they don't really talk about it or know about it, and I want to learn about the culture and I don't really know where to start. I saw you posting about bad sources, do you have any good ones that you recommend? I want to learn about my history, but no one on that side of my family had any interest in like, culture and stuff so it was never a thing talked about. (You don't have to answer, thank you!)

hello!! i’m indeed romani, more specifically romanichal. i’ve actually heard about people in your position more than once, and it’s very unfortunate that our culture can become lost to some people and families, but the lucky thing is there’s always time to learn!

if you want to learn more about your family in particular, i would first try to find out which subgroup to which your family belongs, which may or may not be easily figured out depending on where you’re from, unless your family did a lot of moving around and immigrating. this’ll be especially important if you intend on learning a romani language dialect, as each subgroup has their own, which is usually at least in part influenced by the native language of the country they lived in

for example, i am - as previously stated - a romanichal (sometimes spelt romanichel) which means my family eventually settled in and lived in england, but they immigrated to the usa, where i’ve lived my whole life. so if you’re able to find out where your family may have originally come from, you can probably figure out whether you’re romanichal, lovari, cale, sinti, etc.

i was personally lucky enough to have learned about our history and language from a young age, so i can’t really imagine what it must be like to have to discover it later in life tbh so i hope you manage to find all you’re looking for!

anyhoo, i’ve compiled a few sources here for you (and anyone else who’s curious!) to check out:

wikipedia - romani subgroups (i know listing wikipedia as a source for anything is usually frowned upon BUT this article actually has a pretty comprehensive list of subgroups and where they’re from, to get you started)

rotasandribbons here on tumblr is a VERY excellent source on nearly anything romani you can think of, as you can see, there’s numerous resources on their page linked right in the sidebar for numerous categories (although some are under construction, i would check back every now and then!). i realise looking at everything listed here may be overwhelming, so i’m going to cherry-pick a few good resources for you to look at

romani projekt is originally a german site, but i’ve linked the english version here. some of the links still lead to german pages so if you’re better at understanding english (idk, maybe ur german?), just click the “english version” box up the the right side of the page and you’re good. this is a good site for learning about language-related things, but there’s also a good amount of history. the resources section of this site is also very good and offers more links to other sites about romani history and culture

romani connection - some history here, but i’m mostly linking it for its good list of books

roma facts is a very good site in general for learning about both history and culture. there’s a LOT here

if you find out you’re kalderash, OR if you just want to learn a dialect of romani in general that follows actual romani grammar, Learn Romani: Das-duma Rromanes by Ronald Lee is a very good source, i have this book myself and it’s incredibly useful

american romanichals - IF you happen to find out you’re romanichal, you might get some use out of this site if you’re able to trace any of your family history; you may find some stuff about your ancestors here!

of course there’s many more sources available and i would encourage you to explore the sources on rotasandribbon’s blog as much as possible :>

edit: i’d like to add here that i want to emphasise to you not to feel any shame or invalidation from having to learn about your family’s history and culture from books and sites, as i said, your situation isn’t entirely uncommon. so if anyone tries to make you feel less for having to learn this way, pay them absolutely no heed

“Prince of the Trainers’ School” they said! Thanks a lot!

I wanted to have something like this in one of the earlier Sun & Moon comics, but I couldn’t find a good place for it without it slowing down story progress. So here we see more fun times with Hector’s big crush on the dreamboat Captain Ilima.

It may surprise you, but Hector actually has a bit of a hopeless romantic side to him. He’d never let anyone know it though. He gets embarrassed by his own brain a lot of the time, so he wouldn’t dare say those thoughts out loud.

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Garrett and Marian - Legacy Banters
  • Marian: Well... not quite how I imagined this family reunion going. I was envisioning more hugs and maybe some wine over dinner. Not attempted assassinations
  • Carver: Really? You think this is so abnormal for our family?
  • Marian: Well you got me there
  • ---
  • Bethany: What could our father have to do with this mess? The Carta have had more than enough time to try and find us
  • Garrett: I imagine that having two Champions of Kirkwall with the last name Hawke may have tipped them off
  • Bethany: But it's been three years since you and sis defeated the Arishok. Why wait that long?
  • Marian: Well I don't know about you, but if I was going to go after the people who killed an Arishok then I'd probably want to make a little time for planning, wouldn't you?
  • Carver: Do these morons strike you as the sensible type?
  • Marian: Two points in one day Carver? Don't tell me the Templars are actually drilling some wit into that skull of yours
  • Carver: *laughs* At least /my/ wit makes a point, dear sister
  • Bethany: Ooh, that had to hurt
  • Garrett: Do you need some healing for that one, Marian?
  • Marian: Oh shove off, all of you
  • ---
  • Garrett: And we're back in the Deep Roads
  • Marian: Oh it's not that bad. I mean... Look at all the... Ugh, no, you're right this is terrible. Let's all promise never to go to the Deep Roads after this. Three times is enough
  • Garrett: Three times? When was the second?
  • Marian: Um... well...
  • Carver and Bethany: *sing song voices* Somebody's in trouble
  • ---
  • Bethany: Varric wrote to me the other day
  • Garrett: Telling another of his stories, I bet. Was it the one about the high dragon, because that didn't really-
  • Bethany: No. He was giving me an update. On you, actually. I was... worried, so I wrote to him and asked
  • Garrett: I'm fine Beth. Really
  • Bethany: No you're not. Not yet. But I know you, and if anyone can get past it, you can
  • Garrett: Thank you
  • ---
  • Carver: You might want to be watch yourself, Garrett
  • Garrett: How come?
  • Carver: Ever since you sided with Orsino the other day, there's been... Rumours. Meredith isn't happy with you, and it's only because she allows it that you're still free
  • Garrett: So is she going to have me dragged to the Circle, or is she getting the Brand ready now?
  • Fenris: Don't say that
  • Carver: I would never let it get that far. But I thought I'd warn you, just in case you were thinking about making her mad
  • Garrett: I appreciate you telling me Carver. Don't worry. I'll be careful
  • ---
  • *after completing Malcolm's Will*
  • Marian: So... the stonework down here is... lovely, isn't it?
  • Carver: Not now, Mary
  • Marian: I was only... Alright
  • ---
  • Marian: Are you okay, Gary?
  • Garrett: I'm fine... Just...
  • Marian: He loved you. And Bethany. He'd be so proud of you
  • Garrett: You sound so sure of that
  • Marian: Of course I am. Because it's true. And don't let that nasty shit in your head tell you otherwise - it's a liar, remember
  • Garrett: *chuckles* Alright
  • Bethany: Be careful sister, people might think you've got a heart after all
  • Marian: *dramatically* Oh no! *clutches chest* I think... I think I'm getting feelings! Quick, someone beat them out of me!
  • Carver: *laughs* You be careful what you wish for sister
  • Isabela: I'd rather ride them out of you
  • Garrett: Ah, and there's the dirty line. I was starting to worry something was wrong Bela
  • Isabela: And you're as sweet as ever, Garrett
  • ---
  • Varric: Twenty silvers, that's my final offer. Take it or leave it Elf
  • Marian: What are you betting on, and why am I getting left out of it?
  • Varric: You want in? We're betting on what it'll take to get Junior and Waffles to hug
  • Garrett: *groans* You're not calling me 'Waffles' again, are you?
  • Varric: I have to. Every time I say 'Hawke' all four of you turn around. I'm being considerate
  • Carver: I bet there's /someone/ here who'd like to see him covered in syrup
  • Garrett: Carver!
  • Fenris: *embarrassed noises*
  • Isabela: Ooh, new friend-fiction idea!
  • Garrett: Don't you even dare!
  • Isabela: Too late, already dared. Can we make camp? I need to make notes
  • ---
  • Varric: Hey, Rivaini, I'm expecting royalties if that friend-fiction of yours gets published
  • Carver: When you didn't even come up with it?
  • Varric: You wouldn't have brought up syrup if I didn't call him Waffles
  • Garrett: Maker save me...
  • Bethany: And me...
  • Marian: Usually I like dirty things... But this is too far, even for me
  • Isabela: Are you saying you wouldn't like it if /I/ were covered in syrup?
  • Marian: Oh I'm sorry. I didn't realise you were my very hairy twin brother, Bela
  • Isabela: Well when you put it that way...
  • ---
  • Isabela: I always thought we were the loud ones, you know
  • Fenris: What?
  • Marian: I know right. Maybe they're just less shy about it now
  • Garrett: Do I want to know?
  • Isabela: You already know. Or did you deafen yourself?
  • Marian: To think, they don't need us shouting encouragement through the wall anymore. I'm so proud
  • Isabela: Our boys are growing up so fast. Maybe next they'll master foreplay
  • Carver: Oh Maker, I do not want to hear this
  • Bethany: Neither do I
  • Garrett: *loudly* And I would be very happy if we could stop talking about this. Right now
  • Isabela: Yeah, see. That kind of loud
  • Fenris: *deadpan* If you're so fascinated by Garrett being loud, then you must not be doing a very good job at making Marian scream, Isabela
  • Marian: Oooooooo
  • Isabela: Oh, you snarky little shit
  • Bethany: *loudly* If we could stop discussing my older brother's and sister's sex lives, I would appreciate it
  • Carver: *loudly* Oh look, more darkspawn. Let's kill them so we can stop talking about this
  • ---
  • Marian: So our choices are the nice, Tainted madman, or the mage who wants to let a darkspawn magister out of his hole in the ground? Why can we never make nice decisions, like what kind of wine to have with dinner?
  • Fenris: I agree. It is the only decision worth making
  • Marian: When you're not throwing it at the walls, I assume?
  • Fenris: That was six years ago
  • Marian: And you never offered me a glass
  • Fenris: You are recycling jokes now? Has the great Marian Hawke's wit finally lost it's edge?
  • Marian: Ooh, you are just asking for it now
  • ---
  • Varric: You okay Garrett? You've been a bit quiet since-
  • Garrett: I'm fine Varric. There's more important things to be worried about right now
  • Varric: It's not easy to realise that someone you looked up to wasn't quite what you imagined. You ever need to talk, you know where my suite is
  • ---
  • Isabela: So... is no one going to bring up the fact that Varric called Garrett by his name earlier?
  • Varric: What are you talking about Rivaini? Waffles and I were just having a friendly chat
  • Isabela: Don't bullshit me. You called him Garrett. I heard you
  • Varric: That doesn't sound like me, Rivaini
  • Marian: He called you by your name when Velasco carted you off to Castillon
  • Isabela: What?! No fair, I didn't get to hear!
  • ---
  • Bethany: Are you sure about this, brother?
  • Garrett: It has to be done
  • Bethany: I could do it. I am a Hawke after all, and a mage. You don't need to-
  • Garrett: No, Bethany
  • Bethany: But-!
  • Garrett: Bethy, if I let you use blood magic, I'd never be able to live with myself
  • Bethany: And if you do it, will you be able to live with it?
  • Garrett: I'd rather it be me than you
  • ---
  • Varric: If he pulls a dragon out of his ass, I'm leaving!
  • Marian: Oh great, and now he's almost certain to pull a dragon out of his arse! Way to go Varric
  • ---
  • Bethany: Here, you didn't get a chance to close that wound earlier
  • Garrett: Thank you
  • Fenris: I just hope it was worth it
  • Marian: Well we /did/ just kill a darkspawn magister. I can't wait to hear how Varric tells this one
  • Varric: Well I doubt I'll have to exaggerate a damn thing, considering how weird this shit is
  • Fenris: That isn't what I meant...
  • Garrett: I'd have avoided it if I could, but someone had to. And if it meant sparing my little sister from that...
  • Fenris: I understand. But... Please, just be more careful from now on
  • Garrett: I will, I promise
  • Isabela: You two are so sappy... It's actually rather cute
I know I said I wouldn’t do theories, but..

I do actually have a quick little thing that some of you may find interesting.

Many believe Champ the monkey is actually Porter. This is supported by three things: Porter is not in Wild World or City Folk, but was in the first AC and New Leaf. Meanwhile Champ has only been in Wild World and City Folk. Their appearances are nearly identical, it’s just a simple outfit swap. And finally,  Champ’s catchphrase is “choo CHOO,” the sound a train usually makes.

However, what breaks this theory is that they have different birthdays, Champ’s being June 4th, and Porter’s being April 17th.

“We can’t make her tell us.”

“Nobody could find him.”

Okay. Okay, I had a rant written out, but then I decided to take some time and word it better so it actually makes sense. As we learned, Redbeard is not a dog, but a boy. Victor, actually, but that’s not… too important here.

What I have a problem with is the whole plot around him.

When a child goes missing, you move heaven, hell, and everything inbetween to find them. Parents and legal guardians (unless neglecting/nonexistent) will not have any other priority but to find that child. Searches. Posters. Questions. Interrogations. News stories. Vigils. Whatever.

When a child goes missing, people freak out, because that is a violation of something so much more innocent than an adult, something pure and young and everyone immediately feels protective.

When a child goes missing, those close to it will do everything in their power to find it.

So that raises my first question - what about Victor’s parents?

What about the police?

Do you really think that with Victor being Sherlock’s best friend, and that with him and even his parents knowing that Eurus was behind it, there would not have been any police involved? 

The area would have been swarming with officers following Victor’s disappearance, either contacted by Victor’s parents, or by Sherlock’s. There would have been dozens of people looking for the boy. There would have been DOGS.


There would have been rescue teams and neighbourhood search teams and parents and friends and whoever else might be concerned about a missing child looking EVERYWHERE.


The well can’t have been that far away from the estate, and if John could see the moon, it was UNDER THE OPEN SKY. And honestly, a well would have been one of the first places for people to look when a child suddenly goes missing, because gravity is a thing, and shit happens.

Even if - and I am not sure he was, but even IF Victor was unconscious and could not call out for help from down there (it really wasn’t that far, as we’ve seen with John), someone would have found him, I’m sure of it.

Also, as adorable as the Holmes parents are, I am counting this as massive failure on their part. “Oh yes, a boy is missing and our daughter hid him, but we can’t make her tell us, so… sorry?”

Punish her. Bribe her. Ask her. Do whatever. She’s your daugher, you’re her parents, “we can’t make her do anything” is no excuse for letting her get away with something like this, ESPECIALLY IF YOU KNEW. YOU KNEW she had something to do with Victor’s disappearance. You knew, Sherlock knew, Mycroft knew, she never denied it as far as we know, she even gave you hints where he was.

And you’re telling me that, even years later, they never even found his body, just because of some twisted children’s rhyme and a code hidden in it? It’s not like you had to break into Baskerville and she was giving you the acess code. It’s not like you needed a treasure map and a shovel. It’s not like it was some sort of high-security facility that really needed a hint for you to think of it. It was… just a well.

And nobody could find a scared little boy when they KNEW who had something to do with his disappearance, when they had an area where they could search (because how far can a five year old girl really carry a boy? And if she lured him somewhere, it still would have been within a searchable area of the estate?), and when the life of the child was obviously in danger?

Nobody ever even found the bones?

His family never received any sort of closure for it? 

I’m not okay with this.

anonymous asked:

I came to your blog for the cute story about Lucifer the rabbit, but I’ve stayed for all the insight on raising and caring for different kinds of pets that you bring, and how eye-opening it all is! Speaking of Lucifer, I remember you mentioned that people who suddenly acquire a rabbit may not know how to properly care for them. What are some common things new rabbit owners tend to overlook or ignore?

The average new rabbit owner situation looks a bit like this:

  • Hutch in the backyard, no insect proofing
  • Fed a grain mix with added molasses from the supermarket
  • Has straw instead of hay
  • Fed diet high in lettuce and carrots
  • No inside time
  • No toys
  • No routine health care, only come to the clinic when something is wrong

So finding a first time rabbit owner, and one that had taken the rabbit more or less by surprise no less, who was actually prepared and knew what they were doing like Lucifer’s guardian was a very welcome surprise.


late entry for cabin pressure week, day 1: weather.

a glimpse into karl’s ATC textbook. he likes to keep it on him at all times so that when martin tries to claim he’s not doing his job properly, he can challenge him to find exactly where it says he can’t eat popcorn out of his hood.

anonymous asked:

I'm curious about your feelings for Angel? Because Angel was horrible without a soul as well. Sorry if you have been asked this thousands of times, I am a newer follower!

Welcome, newer follower! You seem to have left an essay prompt in my inbox haha

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Hello and Thank you! Keeping in mind these are my personal experience and views, it’s not something that may align with everyone as well. Everyone has their own values, priorities, way of thinking that shape their own decisions so I hope that what I will write will help you in making your decision.

I currently work fulltime in game illustrations (gambling games) and for here, it is one of the more common full time illustration jobs with decent income.
Pretty decent pay! There are other jobs in the illustration industry that have good pay as well, though you have to really find it.
It is not my most ideal (no such thing as ideal jobs when you start out of course!)  and I also accept freelance jobs, do other projects, some fantrading / artist alleying and still look around for other jobs to something more ideal as I take my time to continue to develop my art and career.
In actual fact, things change around in jobs and I’ve barely drawn much this year at my job even though that’s my job title (This year my projects has been mostly UI graphics, aftereffects animating and repackaging / file tracking and managing etc)

Even though accounting and other common jobs are “stable”, many also think the same so I feel that in the end whether it’s a common stable job everyone applies for or a rarer creative job, the difficulty works out the same. There is no such thing as “safe” or “stability” in life, but just an illusion of it.

Speaking through my own experiences because I wasn’t a talented person, I never spoke out about my path of wanting to become an illustrator etc until I got jobs related to it after my Uni studies (even though my family knew I drew a lot). From an Asian family, I’m sure they wouldn’t be 100% supportive and suggest I have a safety blanket (such as doing 3d animation first or something idk ).

I understand their worry as well. If they saw my art then and they also knew nothing about the creative industry, it is understandable. People often fear what they do no know about and prefer the stable and easier way out.
If I were to speak out about it seriously, I know it wouldn’t be taken so greatly so I instead of speaking about it, I  brushed off my high school and uni days saying I’m studying towards digital/media related stuff and possibly 3d (when in actual fact I was focusing more on illustration 90% of the time, my major work was illustrations at Uni and I went to weekend classes outside of uni to improve my art ). It’s ironic now my family is really proud of me  and relatives talk about me because it’s amazing etc but I doubt that would of been the case if I said I wanted to back then.  It’s only because I have the results now.

Illustration path is not easy so for someone that isn’t talented like me, I have to constantly draw,  learn, apply and pay for courses and tutorials, hustle etc. It’s something you really need to put a lot of time, money and effort.
Through all honesty rather suffering and doing something I don’t like, I’d rather suffer and do something I’d enjoy doing more.

For peoples’ curiosity, this is my art at 17 years old LOL… There are so much more  talented people at that age than me at this day and age now.

If I can make it, there is no reason someone else couldn’t too.

True Story, my family laughed and made fun of my drawings when I was 15 or so when I showed them what I drew. I got so angry secretly I swore in my heart I would never stop drawing for life and see how far I can take my art  to make my family eat their words and one day praise it. I actually got serious into drawing because of this revenge plot and here i am today…

I know how hard it may be to make ends meet, especially drawing and art career it takes time, effort, investing, reaching out and perseverance. It can cause a lot of uncertainty especially starting out. I hope what I wrote will give you more insight towards to realistic expectations of it!

Never doubt in what you want to do, If you have perseverance and whole heartedly want to do something, you can do it.  It make take time, it may be round about, but it’s not impossible.

A Quick and Dirty Guide to In-Game Achievements in Ren’Py

Disclaimer: I just barely figured this out myself. It may not be the best way to do it, I don’t know. But I had an awful time trying to find any help with constructing the actual screen to display achievements, so I want to share what little I do know! Also, this is only regarding in-game achievements, and will NOT sync with Steam. Also, my intention here is NOT to give you a complete template, it’s just to help you get started with a very rough base to customize.

So, with that in mind, here’s my quick step-by-step guide.

I’ll put this under a read more, since there are images that make it kind of long.

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I think one of the main issues with Once Upon A Time, and the one that causes the main issues and arguments, is the fact that the writers and the fans now have very different ideas of who the characters are and what the show is about. I think the writers think they are writing a much cleverer and better show than they actually are; most of the fan base aren’t here for the plot and story, they are here for the characters.

Take last nights episode. Personally I don’t care about Rumple and any redeeming qualities he may have had 30+ years ago (who knows what the time line is anymore, the writers certainly don’t). The fact that they had to put in that scene with Killian and Archie talking just to keep me watching through the hour for a five minute scene at the end doesn’t show great writing. We could have seen Emma finding the ring (she is the main character after all, we could have more than 2 minutes of screen time!). It just feels like the OUAT I want to watch (the one that is character based) just doesn’t exist anymore and the writers don’t seem to either care nor realise that.

I think that this is also why people can interpret all the different ships (cs & sq being one example) and still justify these relationships. No one gets character driven storylines (except the same Regina ones on a loop) and couples get odd moments here and there. They need to decide what kind of show they are and not keep baiting everyone with one off episodes and moments to please them.

Anyway, I’ll still watch for the odd five minutes of Captain Swan here and there, if not so that I can understand and appreciate the fics and art that this beautiful fandom create from this wonderful ship hidden within a mediocre show.

anonymous asked:

Hi, Braveten! Alright, this is kinda an odd question that has nothing to do with Yuri on Ice, but I'm curious to know....What do you think the meaning of life is? Clichè as it may sound, I really look up to you, and I find that every person has a different answer to the question. Hahaha, I guess we'll see. Thank you for taking the time to read this comment. Gah, I love your writing so much (I actually cried reading all the worlds a stage). Kudos and congratulations on 1k! Love ya, Braveten!!!

Hi Anon!!! Ahh I’m so glad you like my writing & thank you so much!!! I love you more <3

Dan Howell has an inspirational video about the meaning of life and in it he says “Do whatever you have to do to be happy.” That line has always stuck with me! I think that the point of life is to find & maintain happiness in any way possible (while not taking away other people’s happiness, of course)!

For those who feel like their spirituality is like a thermometer (constantly fluctuating between high and low states)

Personally I found that there are little things that you can do to feel a spiritual high most of the time. These are just some things that work for me, inshaAllah it may be of some use to others as well:

1. Always read the Quran every day along with its translation: 

         - I usually read right before bed because it gives me time to reflect on my day. Also I find that I always come across a verse that related to something I had to deal with that day, so it helps me gauge whether or not I responded appropriately. It’s actually really amazing, like a little miracle right before your eyes lol

2. Try to pray a little extra when you can:

         - For example, if you did well on an exam, add in an extra 2 rakat prayer thanking your Lord for the mercy he has bestowed on you (InshaAllah he will grant you even more success in return :)

3.  Nohas/Latmiyas/Nasheeds (BIG BIG BIG ONE):

         - I find that this is usually under emphasized. I feel this is SUPER important because it keeps my passion for Aba-Abdullah (as) kindled and in full rage year round. Plus another added bonus is that it makes little things like driving, working out, studying etc, an act of worship because it puts you in a constant remembrance of the Ahul Bayt (as) and in-turn, of Allah (swt).

4. A Lecture a day keeps the Shaitan (LA) away:

         - Seriously. I know we all live a super busy lives, juggling between school, work, family, and friends, but try to squeeze in a lecture everyday. Personally during the weekdays, I listen to a lecture on my way to school. It works nicely for me because it’s an hour drive, which is typically the length of the lecture, but it also helps set my day up in the right mentality. 

5. Ziyarat Ashura

        - Every day. Try reading it during your free time. Disassociation from the enemies of the Ahlul Bayt (as) is an important part of being a Rafidhi, so make this a regular thing inshaAllah. Plus, I’ve read narrations that for those who don’t have the honor of visiting Imam Hussain (as) should recite this Ziyarat to gain its rewards and benefits 

6. Daily Ziyarats:

       - There are short Ziyarats for our Imams (as), one for each day of the week. Personally I find listening to them after Fajr, before the sun rises, makes me feel a bit more connected to the Ahlul Bayt (as). 

These are just some little things which I find to help stabilize those highs and lows we all go through. And don’t get me wrong, I definitely still go through them as well, but this helps soften those lows and increase the highs. If you guys do other things, please share inshaAllah! 

volturisecretary  asked:

It really bugs me that people still use blood-singer and mate as synonymous terms. But, do you think there is some sort of scent vampires pick up that helps them decide if someone may be "mate" worth, or even just more likely to be supernaturally gifted? In humans, MHC plays a role in mate selection via scent (women preferred the body odor of men that have a different MHC than their own, which would produce an offspring with a more diverse immune system). Maybe there is a vamp equivalent?

I actually think some sort of MHC-analogue would be a really good explanation for vampire mates. Like you, I find the blood-singer + mate conflation annoying, but at the same time, it really does seem like some vampires are supernaturally drawn to their partners. Many Twilight couples have a timeline that’s way too fast by human standards, and a few genuinely experience love at first sight. It’d be neat if there was some kind of biological marker which facilitated this. 

The MHC obviously isn’t a perfect predictor of attraction. One review suggests that people prefer the scent of those with ‘different’ immune systems, but they also prefer the faces of those with ‘similar’ immune systems. And the correlation between MHC diversity and actual partner choice appears to be random. (I’d also be willing to bet that the MHC is one of those things that really matters in a lab setting, but falls by the wayside in real life, where emotional compatibility and shared values rise to prominence.) Still, I’m sure there are a few case studies where it really did bring unlikely people together. This translates to vampires well: whatever their mysterious chemical ‘thing’, it only draws couples together sometimes, and plenty find themselves perfectly happy without that immediate allure. 

As for the nature of this MHC-analogue, I’m hitting a wall. Vampires self-evidently don’t need to worry about immune systems. Not every vampire wants a gifted partner. I’m almost tempted to say that the indicator-of-compatibility is behavioural rather than chemical. Like, maybe a vampire looks at someone else (whether living or dead) and their super-senses cobble together a whole bunch of clues as to that individual’s personality. And, if that personality is compatible, that vampire’s brain turns up the perception of attraction, which might manifest in physical ways (i.e. suddenly the vampire finds their scent particularly alluring). 

it’s meme time!!!

the lovely @youdidnotseeme​ tagged me and I feel like oversharing soooooo

5 things I keep in my room 

  • Plush toys
  • charger
  • tons of pillows TONS
  • my games (MY TOYS)
  • kylo pillows

5 things I’ve always wanted to do with my life

  • publish a book
  • find a sense of purpose
  • feel as independent as I actually am (I live by myself and I am still scared shirtless of everything) 
  • own a cafe
  • travel

5 things I’m into

  1. Kylo Ren
  2. Video Games
  3. DOGS
  4. animals
  5. earning money

5 things on my to-do list

  • find my passport and checkbook (I already did but I have yet to check that off my to-do-list)
  • finish the two protective hux ficlets for @cut-off-the-grain
  • write the fics 
  • read and review more fics
  • finish the series I am watching

5 things you may not know about me

  • I love harry styles
  • I have a padi licences 
  • I have never been outside of asia
  • I love sweets
  • I could not swim before I got my diving license 

tagging (you know the drill only if you wanna):

@cut-off-the-grain @fixedglitch @princeofredroses-blog @tanukii-chan @sub-kyloren @parallelanprincess @thegoodlannister @the-pudding-is-a-lie @the-fatal-impact

anonymous asked:

How do you get better at eating a girl out. I recently went down on my girlfriend but I wasn't very good at it. I couldn't really find her clit

The good thing about being gay is that in most cases, they have exactly what you have, though it may look different. But the clit will always be in the same place. Literally take a small mirror and actually look at your vagina. By becoming familiar with your vagina, you’ll be more familiar with vaginas in general. And next time you have sex, make sure you communicate. Even though it may seem like it won’t be sexy at the time, ask her if what you’re doing feels good and you can learn from that. Also see and feel how her body responds to what you’re doing. The more experience you have, the better you’ll be :)

adjectives you may use to describe my weight.

call me fat.
plus size.
big girl.
back fat betty.
obese latrisse.
beluga whale.



mass of molecules making magic.

call me girl whose food shows on her body
or girl whose pain shows on her body
or girl whose body is trying to find itself.

call me thighs for days
call me leg and arm and ass for days
call me a Friday with a capital FRY

call me an hour that lasts forever
a 2 Liter coke bottle
a bottle of thickness
a bottle of God’s workmanship.
With 30% more awesome for the same lowlow price.

do not be afraid to call me what you think I am.
I know who I am and who I am not.
Last time I tried to fit into a size 6…I might have actually been 6.
Last time I tried to fit into another human’s standard for me
I hadn’t learned how to love me.
but now i do.

I do love me.

And I love loving me

And I love knowing that loving me ain’t got nothing to do with you,
Just like your opinion ain’t got shit to do with me…
so you are welcome to call out whatever truth appears to you…

because whether you agree or not
i always have…and always will be poppin.

C. 2016 Rashawna Wilson

superstition-ghost  asked:

May i ask why you do not feel comfortable doing nsfw art? Its totally ok if it's too personal or too much to talk about. Im just a rather curious Ghost シ

Hi there :‘3 sorry for the late answer I’ve been excessively working on my art the last days.

And don’t worry it’s not too personal! The thing is, that over time I’ve grown more and more uncomfortable drawing nsfw as in “actual intercourse”. I’m not entirely sure why but I think it’s got a lot to do with me being asexual. I realized that I’m ace some time ago and a lot of things make sense now - my smut for example was always rather sensual, fluffy and suggestive instead of hot and steamy x’D

That’s why now I prefer drawing fluff over smut. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t nsfw by other artists that I find appealing or aesthetic but drawing it myself feels kinda weird and sometimes even uncomfy (in cases where I have no bond to the characters involved or rough scenes for example).

I hope this answered your question :’>