I-will-still-do-all-of-them

Literally the first thing that happened in our campaign

DM: You stand in front of the entire town, your band of adventurers that’s also a band about to make its debut. Everyone roll a performance check.

(Everyone rolls pretty well, Tiefling vocalist even got a nat 20)

DM: Okay, what are you playing-

Feathery Dragonborn Bard: THIS. (pulls out phone, grinning)

DM: Oh god NO

Bard: (plays Never Gonna Give You Up)

DM: FIRST YOU EAT ALL MY CEREAL AND NOW THIS

Bard OOC: Wait, can we still do minor things as our characters from last campaign since they became gods?

DM: Y'know what sure, you can make comments on the situation at hand as the old characters but don’t expect them to reach the current ones.

Bard, controlling the former party Sword-cerer: I’m looking down at this performance, smiling… It’s beautiful. They rickrolled an entire town. I couldn’t be prouder.

DM: …I’m still going to bring Azewrath the Destroyer of Doors back since you ate my cereal.

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listen I’m actually kind of terrified of ghosts but for Holtzmann I’d do my best 🚫👻

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Richtor’s Advice for Witchlings, Part 01

I’ve decided to rewrite and update the list of things I think it’s good for a new witch to know and have. It got so long, however, that it now needs to be divided up into multiple posts to make it easy on the dashboard!

This post is still just advice, my opinion and thoughts; as such, isn’t meant as a “you have to do this, no matter what” type of thing. I personally feel that all of these things are useful to at least ponder when starting out, but that doesn’t mean you need to do them. No matter what I say here, your path and your craft are your own, and it is up to you to decide ultimately where you want to go and what you want to do. I only hope that this post will inspire you, and give you an idea of what may suit or benefit you.

Now that all that is out of the way, I’ll begin…


Where to Start & Research

I am often asked “where should I start?” in regards to witchcraft, and the answer is super simple - where do you want to start? I generally reply to those sorts of questions with questions of my own. I do this in the hopes that, by answering these questions for yourself, you can draw your own conclusions and figure out a direction you’d like to go, hopefully one that best suits you and your preferences / desires. Some of the things I tend to ask are:

  • Why were you drawn to the craft in the first place? What got you interested in studying / practicing it?
  • What sorts of expectations do you have, if any, about what you can do with magic?
  • Is magic something you just want to experiment with, or do you want to practice long-term?
  • Are there any things in particular you hope to achieve by doing magic? Do you have any end goals for yourself or your craft? Any expectations?
  • What sorts of things would you like to do (in regards to different varieties of spellwork [candle magic, sachet magic, etc.], divination, etc.)?
  • Do you feel an attraction / affinity to any particular branch of magic (chaos magic, green magic, spirit work, hedgework, etc.)? Why? What in particular makes it appealing to you?
  • Are there things you don’t want to go near no matter what? Why? What bothers you about those things?

Ideally, once those kinds of questions have been answered, it leaves one with a sense of direction, and an ideal place to begin looking and studying. Once you know what you want from magic, and what you like about it, you can then set yourself on the right path to get there and do those things. Since I don’t know you, or what you like or dislike, I can’t set you on an exact path on my own; that is up to you to decide where you want to go with magic and what you’d like to do with it. The best thing I think I can offer from a third party perspective, is things that can help you narrow down your path for yourself - no one knows best what you want or like or can do than you.

At this point begins a degree of studying. Yes, you need to do research, though how much research is entirely up to you and what you’re comfortable / capable doing. Like any new subject or craft (not just the magic kind), it is best to learn about what you’re doing. One can’t drive a car successfully without knowing how the car works, or how to control it. A scientist wouldn’t mix together chemicals without knowing how to do so properly, or what the chemicals even are. At least, a safe scientist wouldn’t. Knowing what you’re getting into and what you might be doing, and why, will allow you to proceed safely, and make sure you can avoid any accidents or mistakes. This will also provide you with knowledge that can be used to develop your craft particularly to your own tastes - writing your own spells, creating your own methods, etc. What you learn in this time of study will be like a foundation that you can then use to build the rest of your craft off of.

A lot of my information on witchcraft has been gathered on Tumblr, and I’ve made blogs to compile what I find and learn, so you may just be in the right place for learning! Tumblr isn’t extensive, however, nor should it be relied on completely for all your information. There are many other resources to be found on the internet, including blogs, other websites, and, if you know where to look, entire books in digital format. (This also depends on how comfortable you are pirating - I myself have no issues with it, clearly. Someone recently came into my ask box telling me that downloading books for free like that was wrong, actually, and I just had to chuckle. At this point nothing is going to stop me from downloading stuff the way I do, because I honestly can’t afford otherwise. I am also of the mind frame that knowledge should be free to all people, but that’s not the point here.)

The internet does not hold all there is to learn, so seeking out physical books is not a bad idea. I know it can be hard to find books, depending on your location and whether or not you can be open about your craft, but it shouldn’t be completely ruled out if you have access to them. The library has actually proved to be pretty beneficial for my own research - the selection was limited, but still far more than I expected for the small city I live in. Here are some posts of recommended reading that are a good place to start; however, don’t be afraid to try any book that appeals to you and form your own opinion on them. Also, these books are recommended based off each individual’s personal preferences and opinions, your own may vary.

The following book lists are pages that can be found on various Tumblr blogs; they are not rebloggable, and apparently not accessible from the mobile app.

[Here] is a list of authors you should try to avoid - trigger warning for mention of various disturbing topics. [Here] is a post that talks about why your book on witchcraft might be full of it; if you have any questions as to why that might be, feel free to ask the OP or even myself.

When it comes to studying, it is very important that you take what you read with a grain of salt. There are many problematic authors within the witchcraft community, and not just on Tumblr. Misinformation and cultural appropriation are everywhere, even among well known or renowned authors. It is highly recommended that you use discretion, criticize what you read, and fact check what you learn, if you can; sometimes I use as many as six or seven sources when checking the properties of a single herb. [Here] is a post that explains using discretion and critical reading in regards to witchcraft books.

You are not going to agree with or connect with everything you read. There may be cases where you pick up a book that you have high expectations for, and you read through the whole thing, and pick up nothing from it. It isn’t that you didn’t gain knowledge, but sometimes it doesn’t apply to you or where you wish to take your magic. That is fine. Just because you have the knowledge, doesn’t mean you must use it. And having knowledge without using it isn’t a negative thing either - some day you may want to use that knowledge after all, or it may come in handy when applied with other branches of magic, or it may help you inspire your own path…

With all that being said, there is also nothing wrong with not completing a book if you really aren’t feeling it. Again, it all comes down to you and your preferences, what you want to learn and what you plan to do with that knowledge. If there is anything that you read that makes you uncomfortable, don’t bother incorporating it at all. It is your path, your magic; do with it as you will, and only what you will.


Okay, so this first section just ended up being all about research and stuff. xD The NEXT post will talk more about keeping a grimoire, gathering supplies, and being frugal / discreet. :D

I hope this helps, or gives you something to think about!

Part 01 | [Part 02]

Remember this?

Yeah, I do too.  At the time, I theorized that all the signs were pointing towards Rose Quartz being Pink Diamond, that we weren’t being shown Pink Diamond on purpose to lead up to a big reveal.

Well, we’re still not being shown Pink Diamond, but we’ve seen the rest, and I’d like to revise my theory.

See, none of these statues match.  None of them look like the murals we’ve seen, or the depiction of Blue Diamond in person that we got during The Answer.  Not to mention–Blue Diamond was enormous.  I’ll be waiting to see what the other Diamonds look like when we see them–because it’s going to be a when, not an if–but the size difference between her and Rose is another factor.

More and more it’s looking like Rose was “just” a Quartz, a warrior gem, but I put that “just” in quotation marks for a reason.  You see, the Pink-Diamond-spot’s statue is still smashed, and it still likely happened during the rebellion–so who was it depicting, if not Pink Diamond?

Still Rose, is my answer.  You don’t carve statues of the unimportant.  My best guess is that these statues are of the Diamonds’ right hands, so to speak–powerful or important gems that they called upon to do their most important work.  I no longer think Rose Quartz was Pink Diamond.

I think Rose Quartz was Pink Diamond’s champion.

There is a traditional Kanton hand-clapping rhyme that tells the story of a foolish child grabbing the tails of a ninetales in turn, detailing all of the different curses that will befall them as a consequence. Although originally Japanese, the song has an English translation which, whilst mostly similar in meaning, has been adapted to preserve the rhymes and rhythm. The song is as follows:


Mama, mama, I felt the first tail,

As bright as a penny and as soft as a veil.

I think I did wrong, but I do not know why,

Because there’s night in my eyes and not a star in the sky. 


Mama, mama, I felt the next tail,

As light as a cloud and as sleek as a scale.

I think I did wrong, but I do not know how,

Because there’s blood on my tongue and sweat on my brow.


Mama, mama, I felt the third tail,

As thick as a bush and so golden and pale.

I think I did wrong, for all I can tell,

Because there’s fire in my chest that no water can quell.


Mama, mama, I felt the fourth tail,

As long as a ribbon and smooth as a gale.

I think I did wrong, or so I can guess,

Because there’s hands on my back that keep pulling my dress.


Mama, mama, I felt the fifth tail,

Swirling like wood smoke and shining like hail. 

I think I did wrong, or something akin,

Because there’s an ache in my bones and bites on my skin.


Mama, mama, I felt the sixth tail,

The golden of grain but not nearly so frail.

I think I did wrong, made some kind of mistake,

Because my head’s full of nightmares that don’t leave when I wake. 


Mama, mama, I touched them again,

As nice on the skin as a warm summer rain. 

I think I did wrong, it must be the case,

Because there’s a girl in the mirror who’s not got my face.


Mama, mama, I can’t count any more,

There’s teeth in my heart and a hand in my core.

The pain’s in my head and my bones have turned weak,

So let down my body and leave me to sleep.


The last line is often shouted, traditionally followed by the children dropping to the floor and closing their eyes. The length and content of the song varies across the Japanese regions.  

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Hey guys! So I recently reached 300 followers which is so so so so amazing. Thank you all for following me and my trash blog. In celebration I decided to do a mutual appreciation because you guys are all just the best. Still not sure why you follow me but hey I’ll take it. I love you all, and if anybody who sees this is not following any/all of these blogs definitely check them out! <333

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also the general why-ness of the tony stark background retcon continues. i can’t believe tony’s birth story is just one giant “hey, jude” pun god. damn it

it’s funny but like. the why-ness continues. why. why are you doing this

anonymous asked:

Which Art Programs Do You Recommend?

All of them, all at once. Like, have each one running at the same time. If your computer is not crashing you’re not doing it right.

I can, of course, personally recommend any of the versions of Photoshop/Illustrator/animation programs that come with the whole Adobe Creative Suite package (which I’ve heard rumors of maybe being able to download a free version of CS2, which is a little old now but it’s still good! You’d have to look into that on your own, though). Beware of sketchy links!

As for other programs, I haven’t tried any, but Paint Tool Sai seems to be very popular, not too pricey, and there’s a lot of tutorials and support for it floating around. I’ve also heard things about Gimp - not as many things, but still pretty good things.

anonymous asked:

I totally agree with you I hate how bisexuality is taboo... I've been thinking that I might be bi lately and I'm literally too scared to talk about it with anyone because of its negative connotation. It's really terrible

Like I mean??????? WHY WON’T PEOPLE SAY IT. (Not you, I mean like people who have the opportunity but rather than avoid it just pretend like it literally isn’t a thing). Like in OitNB. There are multiple characters who could identify as bisexual, yet none do, and the only time the word “bisexual” has ever even been spoken on-screen was by Larry all bitterly. like. FREE THEM. You don’t even gotta be bisexual you could be biromantic. Still bi. SPEAK THE BI

my sd card just up and died on me rip in peace

Originally posted by asarcasticintrovert

I know I may be saying something a bit controversial here, but why is everyone freaking out that the FIRST page of empire of storms has been circulating? Do you all not remember that we got the first chapter of ACOMAF in advance from the publisher? How is this any different? People are still gonna tag their spoilers if they post them, and really, it’s not that hard to just not look for them.

anonymous asked:

Who do you think is A.D?

at this point, i’ve seen theories for about 90% of the show’s characters and i believe them all tbh

i’m just going to talk about my pll feelings here because i never talk about pll so this is one big long ramble spoilers for s7 of PLL

  • s7 has been a mess
  • i still don’t like paige
  • still don’t like ezra
  • i still find ezra/aria really creepy and uncomfortable
  • i dont have time for that nicole storyline
  • i love jason i’ve loved him since s2 he needs more screentime
  • i still pure fancy noel kahn but i don’t think he’s a.d like that’s too obvious
  • i don’t think noel’s mary’s second child either
  • i think it’s jenna or someone like that idk
  • i want more lucas and more mona
  • why are all the season 1/school characters back like i left school two years ago and i only see one school friend never mind the whole year
  • cheating isn’t okay and yet every couple seems to be doing it
  • what did the writers do to caleb
  • like why didn’t they take the flash drive to the police? like hanna would’ve seen it when she got back? they did not need to wait yet they did and look what happened
  • how convienient that mary drake just up and left when they needed her
  • i like grunwald but im still always confused about the paranormal thing that happens in pll sometimes like what is this supernatural?
  • i feel like toby’s going to die
  • aria is still sketchy af
  • jason
  • im still holding out hope that wren kingston will come back

anonymous asked:

Do u get a lot of people sermonizing you about running a true crimeblog? I imagineyou get some, it's one reason why I haven't created one for myself. I mean, I used to borrow books from the library and there wasn't a day when someone didn't say why is such a young girl like u reading garbage like this? I started buying books instead and then ordering them BC of it. I still want to make a blog about it but idk if the hassle wouldbe worth it?

Eh, sometimes, but not all that often. Ignorant people that think that writing non-bias true crime posts is wrong or strange aren’t worth my/your time. Why do people that feel that way suppose there are so many true crime books, tv shows, movies, documentaries, tv channels and so on? Because having an interest in true crime isn’t taboo - it’s a very normal and common interest. I’d go for it and make the blog! Just block and delete the rude asks you receive.

I Go Back to May 1937

by Sharon Olds

I see them standing at the formal gates of their colleges,
I see my father strolling out
under the ochre sandstone arch, the
red tiles glinting like bent
plates of blood behind his head, I
see my mother with a few light books at her hip
standing at the pillar made of tiny bricks,
the wrought-iron gate still open behind her, its
sword-tips aglow in the May air,
they are about to graduate, they are about to get married,
they are kids, they are dumb, all they know is they are
innocent, they would never hurt anybody.
I want to go up to them and say Stop,
don’t do it—she’s the wrong woman,
he’s the wrong man, you are going to do things
you cannot imagine you would ever do,
you are going to do bad things to children,
you are going to suffer in ways you have not heard of,
you are going to want to die. I want to go
up to them there in the late May sunlight and say it,
her hungry pretty face turning to me,
her pitiful beautiful untouched body,
his arrogant handsome face turning to me,
his pitiful beautiful untouched body,
but I don’t do it. I want to live. I
take them up like the male and female
paper dolls and bang them together
at the hips, like chips of flint, as if to
strike sparks from them, I say
Do what you are going to do, and I will tell about it.

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I think I totally exploded your dash with a million ask responses.

Thank you all for the comments and responses over the Michelle dress debacle of 2016. It really makes me feel better that others are on my side, and understand my issue with the whole matter.

So, today is a new day and tho I am annoyed still, I think I have done my fair share of venting and it’s time to move on.

Actually answering all those ask was like therapy. Got it all out and now back to happy Michelle. Okay, a happy Michelle who is going to start fixing up her resume.(more details on this later).

Anyways, here is me doing my best not to look slutty at work! XD Sorry co-workers I can’t help when I sit down if some cleavage shows a bit. It’s called boobs and I can’t get rid of them.

Now I should probably go do some actually work. Hahaha

Also, sorry @grandenoirceur for blowing up your phone and probably @thenewmrskioski (because I know you follow me too) . I promise THIS is the last post till lunch time….which is in one hour. :P

anonymous asked:

Okay but why still posting the rumors bulk once a week when apparently something is happening? Norman is again in New York and again the exact same time DK is when both of them always were somewhere else than NY the last time. And now both staying there. Do you REALLY think it's nothing? Come on, why else should he be there when he already was some days ago? Let's be realistic. Would you please post this and answer maybe because i really want to know how you still can think it's coincidence.

Alright mod hat off…Why do I think nothing is going on, because he has lived in they city for years and he goes back all the time, he has friends and famik there. I’m not the type of person that say oh they are soooo together just because they are in the same town, if the rumor had never happened no one would think twice. I need something more than they are in the same city. I’m putting my hat back on now. If at some point there’s some a little firmer than they are in the same city then I have no problem moving it to the main blog. But you have to understand I get the same thing asked and said a couple hundred times when something like this happens, nothing new other than “see their together”. That’s why it gets the once a week treatment. The majority of people here don’t want to read the same assumption over again for days.

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“You are not the world but you are everything that makes the world good. Without you, my life would still exist, but that’s all it would manage to do.”
“…I hope you find someone you can’t live without. I really do. And I hope you never have to know what it’s like to have to try and live without them.”

— in dedication for maxon’s birthday —

anonymous asked:

Hi, do you have any tips on self-studying with ADHD? I have SO SO SO many things I've wanted to learn for months if not years (Python, HTML/CSS, Japanese, Russian, and now R) and still haven't because I haven't had the chance to take a course on them in school. Every time I try to learn on my own through a MOOC or similar I drop it or fall behind and fail. Why? Why have I still not learned how to motivate myself outside of school? I'm at my wit's end here. (Sorry if this is a little open-ended!)

So I have been doing pretty well in my distance education courses for my Publishing Certificate.

First of all, they’re paid courses for grades that will lead to a qualification in my field, and that’s important for me as I am more likely to do stuff if I’ve paid for it.

Second, I treat them like I would an on-site class. I schedule a specific time to visit the class discussion forum every day, and I put all of my due dates into my planner at the start of the course.

For my assignments, I give myself mini-deadlines for each step along the way. This helps keep me on track.

I put my reading into my planner and on my to-do lists so that I get it done, too.

I would recommend trying to find a course — if not paid, then at least one with a schedule and expected participation — and trying that before giving up entirely!

-J

Para sa taong mamahalin ako,

Ang love hindi madali. Kailanman hindi magiging madali pero sana sa pag subok na bibigay sayo nito, hindi iyon ang maging dahilan mo ng pag suko. Sa oras na hindi na ako mahal ng utak mo, sana, sana hanapin mo yung pag mamahal sa puso mo.


Hindi araw araw pasko pag ako ang minahal mo. Hindi tayo laging magiging masaya pero I will try my best para di kita masaktan ng sobra. You know, I won’t wake up in the right side of the bed everyday. Kulang kulang ang utak ko ng madalas pero lagi mong tatandaan, na kulang kulang man ang utak ko, I can still love you with my all.

Love will test our endurance so let’s give them a good fight. I know we can belt, as long as you and I do know what we are fighting for.

Let’s build our relationship full of trust, respect and love. Seloso ako, sobra. But it doesn’t mean that I don’t trust you. Please, whenever I get jealous, make me feel that I was wrong. Ipakita mo sakin na mali ang feeling ko. I trust my instinct so much. Para ko syang best friend. So wag mong hayaan na guluhin nya tayo. It is just that takot lang akong mawala yung taong mahal ko. Please, kill the monster in my head if that time would come.

I will respect your decisions at all times. Hindi ko kukwestyunin, hindi ko guguluhin basta sasabihin at ipapaliwanag mo lang ng mabuti sakin. Hayaan mong malaman ko bakit ganyan, ganon at ganito ang nabuo mong desisyon. Tanga ang magiging mahal mo.sa sobrang tanga, laging nasasaktan. Please, don’t hurt me because I am tired of getting hurt. Alam kong di ko din maiiwasan na masaktan ka, but please, alagaan mo ako kesa sa pag aalaga na gagawin ko sayo. Mahalin mo ako, kesa sa mas mahal kita.

Love me for who I am. Ako na ata ang taong pinaka makasalanan pero sana, sana, sana mahalin mo parin ako. You will be just seeing my half. Never mong makikita ang buong pagkatao ko pero, please, pag alam mong tinatago ko sayo yung totoong ako,mag kusa ka. Hanapin mo. My half meant to hide so don’t get tired of finding him, okay?

People keep on running away after they saw my other half, So I hope you would not run. Let him befriended you.

By the way, I intend to laugh more when I am hurt. Sana mapansin mo yun. Sana pag tuwang tuwang tuwa na ako at alam mong wala naman akong dapat ikatuwa, please, find the reason? I can assure you that I am not lunatic, it is my defense mechanism.

God keeps on giving me people who can teach me life lessons. At pag dumating na yung time na ikaw na yung binigay nya sakin. Sana, sana, sana ang ituro mo naman sakin eh maging matatag, malakas at huwag matakot na mahalin ka ng buong buo. Sabi ko kanina, mahalin mo ako ng sobra kesa sa mas mahal kita. Ituro mo sakin na higitan yung love na ibibigay mo.

Baka sa oras na dumating ka, sobrang wasak ako nun. I am so devastated. But dont worry, I already learnt how to fix myself. Susubukan ko. Sinusubukan ko. At susubok pa ako ng susubok hanggang sa mabuo na ako.

There is one wish I would like to happen, that if ever you are meant for me, I hope you are meant to stay.


Reggie Robert-Agoncillo Cuerpo Lobos.