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Baes walkin’ dogs. The other day I saw a person jogging with their dog and suddenly these images came to mind so here we are. Enjolras with a blonde border collie and Grantaire with a terrier mutt. Maybe they’ll meet and get tangled up together.

I also challenged myself to do thinner lineart than usual and I like the result. Even though they’re simple, I put them up as prints. Enjolras, Grantaire.

#YearOfStitch Bonus Week! : Queen Stitch

I just can’t stop myself. One of our #YearOfStitch friends asked me to please add Queen Stitch to the mix because she was having trouble with it. I can’t say no. This is a tricky stitch. I tried stitching it a few different ways and this stitch is really temperamental. I thought if I started with the backstitches and then wove the vertical stitches through it would simplify the stitch - it did but it also distorted the stitch. This is just one of those stitches that has to be done in a specific way. I’ll talk you through it. 

The photos will help…

Key: Don’t pull this thread taught yet!

The first horizontal stitch is meant to tack down the vertical stitch 

Now you can pull it taught.

Regal right?

So you can use this as a border but I like it as a filler. Here’s how they all tetris together.

Rad right?

Enjoy your bonus!

Shannon

At The U.S. Border, Cubans Are Welcomed, Salvadorans Deported

NPR’s Carrie Kahn covers is Central America. And in the small country of El Salvador, she’s watched people fleeing gang violence, trying to reach the United States. Then recently, El Salvador greeted a group of Cuban migrants also en route to the U.S. Carrie sent us this postcard telling us how these two groups get very different receptions at the U.S. border.

CARRIE KAHN, BYLINE: I posted a political cartoon I saw here this week on my Facebook page. It showed a drawing of a bus full of cheering Cubans heading to the U.S. Next to it was a big rig also heading north. However, it was crammed with Salvadorans tucked under the chassis in hidden wheel wells. This is the U.S.’s current immigration situation. Since the 1960s, any Cuban who arrives on U.S. soil immediately receives political asylum. Central American migrants don’t. That’s despite a growing number pleading for refuge in the U.S. from the gang violence that has put their countries at the top of the list of world’s most dangerous nations. This past week, I met 32-year-old Orlando Priede as he waited on a first-class bus in El Salvador bound for the U.S. The industrial engineer fled communist Cuba last October. Fearful that warmer relations between Cuba and the U.S. would end the generous immigration policy for his countrymen, Priede was following a well-worn trail from Ecuador through Central America and Mexico all the way to the Texas border. Officials wouldn’t let us talk in person, so we chatted by cell phone, he in the bus’s window seat, me about 100 feet away. We smiled at each other and waved. He told me how grateful he was to soon see his family in the U.S. A few days later here, I met a 19-year-old Salvadoran. He asked me not to give his name for his protection. He was recently deported back to El Salvador from the U.S. He told me how he fled there last spring after receiving two death threats from a gang that ruled his neighborhood with terrifying brutality. After months in a U.S. federal detention facility, a judge ruled his claim not credible and sent him home. He told me the gangs still terrorize his town. And today he’s leaving for the U.S. once again. I saw on Facebook a picture of Orlando the Cuban smiling at a restaurant. He had already made it to San Antonio, Texas. 

Carrie Kahn, NPR News, San Salvador.

Dear Song Qian,

Dear Song Qian, 

I want to thank you. 

Thank you for being a good role model. Your kindness, your humbleness sets a good example to everyone who looks up at you. It teaches us that no matter how far somehow had reached, no matter how successful one had reached, we should always stay on our ground. Be contented and happy for what we have.

For being an inspiration to everyone who wants to achieve something. You dreamed, traveled far and wide. Even crossed borders to achieve it. And here you are. Standing bright. It was never an easy road. There were a lot of challenges but you never gave up. There are a lot of reasons to give up. but you choose not to. You choose not be affected by anything. And I’m happy for what you have reached. 

Thank you for always working hard. Thank you for letting us see past what the cameras show. Thank you for all the sacrifices. Thank you for appreciating every effort we do. Thank you for loving us. There are so many things I want to thank you for but no words of gratitude could ever expressed how much thankful I am to have known you. 

But most importantly, thank you for being  the best leader  fans could ever have. These past year wasn’t an easy one. People shook you down. They tried breaking you. Most of the times, they judged you, they put words into your mouth but you didn’t let them affect you. You showed us how you truly cared for the group you have taken care of and have been with for the past 7 years or so of your life. You showed us just how much you loved them. Never once did I doubted you so thank you for proving all of them wrong. That you are Victoria. And you are f(x)’s and MeU’s. 

Take care of yourself, queen. Be healthy. Do whatever makes you happy because its always a different feeling seeing you smile. And do remember, that no matter what happen, I’ll be at your back. I’ll always believe in you. 

Happy birthday Song Qian! Happy birthday f(x)’s Victoria! 

Love,

Victorian MeU

Series: Fairy Tail (AU)
Pairing: NaLu (+others)
Rating: T+ for (eventual) violence and some language.
Genre(s): Adventure, Romance.

Summary: Constantly besieged by demons, the magical kingdom of Fiore joined forces with the dragon kingdom for the sake of defending their shared borders. As a result, the Dragoncorps was formed. Here, each dragon shares an unbreakable bond forged in blood with a chosen human for the sake of protecting their world…
A/N: Another chapter at long last! Unfortunately, don’t expect another one in the near future, haha. I’m working on a project for the Unison Raid Bang project on tumblr, which should be done at the end of February, so my focus is there for now. Honestly I only worked on this because my muse has been pretty dead (was supposed to already be done with the URB thing at the end of January 8’D ), so I thought that maybe working on this would help resuscitate it a bit, lol. We’ll see If it worked XD
Remember to drop a review if you enjoyed! They really help me write, especially in times like these @__@

A Game of Dragons
Chapter 4: In which there is a castle

“Löwestern, that’s an uncommon name,” Lucy remarked to the man beside her as she politely, but firmly, pulled her hand from his and shifted sideways in her seat to afford herself a little more personal space in the wake of Loke’s invasion.

“Indeed, though not so uncommon as your beauty,” the redhead flattered outrageously. A less disciplined woman would have snorted.

Out of habit, Lucy almost reached for a folding fan that was not there. Useful things, fans, and not just for cooling ones-self, but for deflecting attention or masking the lack of an actual verbal response.

Fanless, the noblewoman ignored the compliment, knowing that acknowledging it would likely bring more such attentions. Instead, she asked “Where is your family from, originally?”

Loke blinked at the question, but seemed both un-bothered, and undeterred by the lack of response to his compliment as he answered “Minstrel, or so father always said,” he explained with a grin and a grand wave of a hand “We’ve been here for some three generations now, though. Came over on a merchant vessel and opened up a trading company of our own. Been quite successful ever since,” he added, grin growing wider yet.

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the-wanderer-willow asked:

The curse gone, but what had happened wasn't. And now, Willow was confused over how she felt about it. She was going to visit Yvette, hopefully things could be settled.

Yvette’s camp was very tidy, almost obsessively so. The grass had been burnt away in an even circle around the camp, with little stone pits here and there along the border, small fires keeping the Grue away. V herself was laying down, half-covered by a small tent. She hadn’t noticed Willow yet; it was getting kind of dark.

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im making a dragon bio portrait template! it will be easy to use (you just throw your dragon on dragon goes here layer, you color the borders with paintbucket tool and then you unhide the background you want to use) and there will be 3 background options for each flight (all images used are free stock photos)

it will be avaliable as .sai and .psd

Two days ago I hopped on a plane and headed south, out of China, and across the border into Vietnam. I’ll be spending the next three weeks here, living it up in the sunny south before heading to the north to take in some stunning landscapes and picturesque little villages and towns. And whilst I expect to take a lot of photos while I’m there I won’t be taking my computer with me and so I won’t be able to share them until I get back towards the end of February.

So my keyboard is broken, making typing a minor nightmare, and to add to that Tumblr is playing up and unscheduling things, deleting text etc. I am not in the mood to retype everything that was just deleted so everything I wanted to say can remain in the waste bin of Tumblrs unpredictable whims. 

anonymous asked:

excuse me what is white privilege ? some guy told me i had white privilege or something like that, but that apply to mexicans that dont had brown skin? (sorry if I sound rude )

White privilege is the luxury of not having to deal with racism because you’re white. Racism against white people doesn’t exist outside of a few hurt feelings but white people jokes don’t impact anyone’s life.

I’m not sure I understand the second part so correct me if I’m wrong. I assume you’re either talking about light skinned Mexicans or white-passing Mexicans. They’re not white so they still experience racism but it’s probably not as frequently or harsh as darker skinned people.

Burned But Not Buried (Chapter 14)

Pairing: Florabella

Word Count: ~ 2,560 words

Raiting: Explicit

Summary:  Isabella spents a day at Florence’s house and learns what it is like to be a witch.

[Read on AO3]


The day flew by in a haze of sunlight and laughter. There were moments when Isabella completely forgot why she was here and what was going on beyond the border of the forest.

After breakfast, Florence showed Isabella the house and the grounds. The house was wide and open, and every room was furnished in white and earth colours. Isabella didn’t see any of the other girls except one or two who quickly ducked into a room where Isabella heard them giggle.

“Don’t mind them,” Florence told her, but she was smiling.

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leamko asked:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! (ノ^ヮ^)ノ*:・゚✧ I hope you have lots of fun today and great people to spend it with! May this year be the best one you've had, yet! ^u^

honestly this will be a laid back birthday but im excited.

next year is legal drinking age though…………
i just want a non-virgin daquiri. SOON…my dream will be realized. 20 is just a placeholder birthday for the REAL celebration.
UNTIL THEN, THANK YOU!!! :D

anonymous asked:

do you consider yourself a lesfem? or what kind of feminism do you align yourself with?

I’ve just found that it’s really counterproductive to align myself with any “brand” of feminism exclusively because I force myself then to prioritize one part of my identity above my others. I am not lesbian before I am native, I am not native before I am schizophrenic, etc. I exist all at once, I am oppressed in specificity but I operate in this system as one cohesive unit. Not to mention, I feel as if putting yourself in these air tight, strict communities is what leads to petty arguments and bigotry being able to take root without being checked because there’s just so many people just like you. I’m here for free-flowing, border-free feminism that has it’s places for specific conversations for specific experiences, especially to uplift those of us who have been disenfranchised more than others (lesbians, nonwhite women, disabled women, etc)

{photo credit:  Fendi Perfume 1990 La Passione Di Roma Original Print Ad, digital manipulation}

Archaic Torso of Apollo

We cannot know his legendary head
with eyes like ripening fruit. And yet his torso
is still suffused with brilliance from inside,
like a lamp, in which his gaze, now turned to low,

gleams in all its power. Otherwise
the curved breast could not dazzle you so, nor could 
a smile run through the placid hips and thighs
to that dark center where procreation flared.

Otherwise this stone would seem defaced
beneath the translucent cascade of the shoulders
and would not glisten like a wild beast’s fur:

would not, from all the borders of itself,
burst like a star: for here there is no place
that does not see you. You must change your life.

~Rainer Maria Rilke

pareiah asked:

my guy i follow u bc yr thomas' dad nd i luv yr ali like a lot lbr. an tbh as the story goes i was Really Taken w/ your portrayal of Alistair when i first saw you ( i think wAy back when i had my inquiz but lets forget abt that ) and i was probably @ least A Bit intimidated by you at first, but literally you seemed like such a genuinely swell dude and i loved your insights re: DA lore and Alistair himself, so i followed u nd haven't looked back Since. ill follow u in2 the dark ,frog man pce it

send me an “i follow you because:”

crESS (or should i say….. Child of Ser Cheeky Nando), you are too kind. i honestly don’’t think you could play anyone and NOT do their character a solid. you’re such a pleasure to have on my dash and i’ve loved having you on my dash for as long as i can remember….. keep up the good work……