This is a point of interest for me as well

Yesterday I met up with 4 girls I didn’t know, plus my classmate/friend. We had a pre-club-party. During it, we played never have I ever. Not surprisingly, one of the statements were never have I ever had sex. Of course I was alone in not drinking, which surprised them. I said I didn’t really have an interest in having sex anyway. One of the girls then said “Are you asexual?” I said yes, and that was basically it. None of them questioned it, none of them needed specification about what exactly that meant - well, when my friend mentioned how some people aren’t asexual but are sex repulsed one girl did ask for my point of view, but other than that, nothing. It was a good coming out experience - a group of strangers accepting me without hesitation.

One of my friends made an interesting point about Throne of the High City. Since it’s a land that just taps for colourless, it can go into any EDH deck.

What’s the big deal, you ask? Well, for just 4 mana and sacrificing that land, you can turn any EDH game into a Monarch game. Just play the land and BOOM! Monarch game. That’s how things are gonna go from now on. I’ve got my crown, take it from me if you dare. Deal with it.

It’s pretty much his favourite card from Conspiracy 2.

anonymous asked:

It's ridiculous that an anon gave u shit for posting too much about posh isolation!! Firstly, the point of a blog is to express yourself through your likes/interests! Secondly, I'm sure anyone in the posh isolation realm would be flattered you love them so! I mean the lfy Twitter account practically screams "validate me; I live for attention!!" Thirdly, fuck anyone who makes u feel like shit for feeling passionate towards something!!

thank you !!! i completely agree with the second statement as well, ego, validation, and self love / narcissism, is and always has been a huge part of posh isolation and loke / lfy ! besides who doesn’t want to be loved ? especially artists who are doing what they can to get their music out there, support is always goos

Why We Fragile Humans Fascinate Spirits

Without a doubt, humans are rather fragile creatures. We’re bold, we’re dangerous even, but we’re also rather… well… weak.

I’m talking in physical strength, of course. Mentally we can be insanely powerful. But the main point of this blog is understanding why all these other spirits… these all-powerful Demon Lords, wise Centaurs, warrior Angels, and nearly immortal Elves… see us humans as worthy companions when we are so “little” compared to them. I see people ask this all the time. “Why would a god-level Djinn hold any interest in little ol’ me? I’m nothing special.”

I want to start out with a quote. A friend of mine once asked, “Why are humans so fragile?”

In response, an unearthly friend replied, “Fragility is what makes humans so great, and is what makes them risk-takers. Creatures like that daredevil aspect of humans. That’s why they want to be humans themselves, or eat them depending on what creatures we’re talking about.”

To fully understand how our companions see us, we need to step out of our shoes and into theirs. To us, humans are mundane. They’re boring. They’re ordinary. Well did you ever think that if you had been born an Elf, you’d find all other Elves boring, mundane, and ordinary? Probably, because you would be used to the idea and still seeking something new and different in your life. I have a couple Angel friends who say that they find human personalities rather mind-blowing. There are concepts, interpretations, and emotions that they don’t associate with on a daily basis like we do.

I could go into a bigger discussion about how all of us humans aren’t really just straight “human,” but I’m going to let that slide for another time.

The point is, our spirit companions love to interact with us, despite their statuses and titles, because they find us interesting. Some of them even fall in love with us. There are all sorts of interesting little quirks, scents, and emotions that come off of us all the time, and our spirits are intrigued by them for many different reasons. Maybe we taste delectible to vampires. Maybe our scent is divine to werewolves. Maybe our philosophical views on what lies beyond the Universe is deeply moving to scholarly Elves and wise Angels. And for ETs, maybe we’re the daredevils that they wish they can be someday.

So next time you find yourself asking “Why?” when a spirit wants to be with you, try asking them yourself, and see what they say. Just take a little while to listen. They might even show you in a way that you find very non-human, which is why we love them. We are fascinated by what lies beyond the Earthan realm, and they are fascinated by what lies within. Life on Earth is not easy at all, so it’s perfectly normal for a spirit to respect you for your humanity, rather than be bored out of their wits because we are mundane. To them, we are not. We are special, we are daring, and we are full of life and learning.

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J: you’re a very interesting girl I will admit Y/N.
Y/N: oh well I know someone else who says the same thing.
J: do you now?
Y/N: I sure do, I think they’re pretty interesting too.
J: Harley could you leave for a moment.
H: yes Mr-
Y/N: she doesn’t have to leave.
J: but-
Y/N: I like her better in here, in fact Harley sit next to me.
H: of course Y/N.
J: alright let’s cut to the point then, Y/N I like you, a lot.
Y/N: well that must suck.
J: are you playing games with me? I don’t like games.
Y/N: no silly I like girls.
J: what?
Y/N: see! *kisses Harley*
H: wowza! she is a good kisser!

-requested by anon
-not my gif

“Ye were my first,” he pointed out, with considerable asperity.

“So you said,” I said, teasing. To my amusement, he flushed up like the rosy dawn. 

“Ye didna believe me?” he said, his voice rising in spite of himself. 

“Well, you did seem rather well informed, for a so-called virgin. To say nothing of… imaginative.” 

“For God’s sake, Sassenach, I grew up on a farm! It’s a verra straightforward business, after all.” He looked me closely up and down, his gaze lingering at certain points of particular interest. “And as for imagining things … Christ, I’d spent months—years!—imagining!” A certain light filled his eyes, and I had the distinct impression that he hadn’t stopped imagining in the intervening years, not by any means.

 “What are you thinking?” I asked, intrigued. 

 “I’m thinking that the water in the loch’s that wee bit chilly, but if it didna shrink my cock straight off, the feel of the heat when I plunged into ye … Of course,” he added practically, eyeing me as though estimating the effort involved in forcing me into the loch, “we wouldna need to do it in the water, unless ye liked; I could just dunk a few times, drag ye onto the shore, and—God, your arse looks fine, wi’ the wet linen of your shift clinging to it. It goes all transparent, and I can see the weight of your buttocks, like great smooth round melons—”

 “I take it back—I don’t want to know what you’re thinking!” 

 “You asked,” he pointed out logically. “And I can see the sweet wee crease of your arse, too—and once I’ve got ye pinned under me and ye canna get away… d’ye want it lying on your back, Sassenach, or bent over on your knees, wi’ me behind? I could take a good hold either way, and—” 

 “I am not going into a freezing loch in order to gratify your perverted desires!”

 “All right,” he said, grinning. Stretching himself out beside me, he reached round behind and took a generous handful. “Ye can gratify them here, if ye like, where it’s warm.” 

-An Echo In The Bone

Originally posted by henricavyll

anonymous asked:

Hi. I was wondering if you have arranged marriage fics or any angsty fic in which Sasuke initially doesn't want Sakura but eventually comes around? Hehe Sasuke grovelling is kind of like my cup of tea. 😅 I mean, don't we all want to, at one point, see Sasuke begging for Sakura to take him back? Hee. Also, some slooow drag fics. A Twist in Time is my ultimate fave. Anyhoo, I love your blog. What are the most recent fics you've liked/favorited so far? There are some new ones that are really good.

That’s… a lot of questions lol. Umm, well typically they’re not the kind of fics that interest me (except arranged marriages can be fine sometimes, even extraordinary if done right, but sasuke changing his mind and begging… no) but I guess I might be able to recommend some that might hit somewhere close to that.

As for slow burn fics..

And idk I haven’t been able to do much reading these days. Most of the time I search for fics I end up being very frustrated.

Glad you like my blog tho!

anonymous asked:

Hey! I love your posts and I was wondering if you'd do one for me? How would the companions react to being caught/accused of staring at SoSu's butt?

Cait: Cait is caught. “Well, of course I was, Sole” she retorts, rolling her eyes. “Ya think that I’ve got anything better to do? The wastes aren’t interesting, ya know.” She chuckles before she mostly likely reaches forward and slaps Sole’s ass as if to make a point.

Codsworth: Sole can’t be sure if he really was or not. When they accuse him, he sort of just looks at them and says “I don’t have eyes Mum/Sir.” Sole raises and eyebrow and corrects him- yes, he does, he has three. Codsworth closes them.

Curie: Curie is caught. When Sole turns around completely, she almost walks right into them. When she looks up and sees Sole with one eyebrow quirked up and she hears them ask if she was staring at their ass. She flushes immediately and kind of just sputters that yes she was, and she is so sorry. She can’t even think to deny it.
 
Danse: Danse is caught. Sole doesn’t think that they’ve ever seen someone’s expression switch so quickly, but Danse’s eyes go wide and he glances away. Dammit, he hadn’t meant to be caught like that. “My apologies, Knight, I… should have kept my eyes on our surroundings instead of… elsewhere.”

Deacon: Deacon is accused. He raises an eyebrow over his shades and smirks at them. “Hey, pal, I’ve got more important things to pay attention to, you know,” he jokes. Sole laughs at him.                                                                                                  
Dogmeat: Dogmeat is accused, of course, and SoSu is just playing with him. They know that he gets all excited when their voice gets high, and saying “Are you looking at my butt, boy?” isn’t an exception.

Hancock: Hancock is caught red-handed. He laughs immediately after Sole says something, and he just grins at them. “Can you blame me?” he asks, grinning at them. “Although, I’d much rather the pants be gone.”

MacCready: MacCready doesn’t expect to be accused of it, but he is. His gaze was caught on the ground at the time, but when Sole asks him, his whole face is red. He can’t exactly put it in words, and he’s sputtering like an idiot when he insists that no, he definitely wasn’t doing that.
 
Nick: Nick is accused. As soon as SoSu says it, he chuckles and shakes his head. He tells them not to flatter themselves– they aren’t much to look at, anyway.

Piper: Piper’s caught, and she stops dead in her tracks. “You’ve got me there, Blue,” she jokes, moving a hand up to run it through her hair. “I guess this would make one hell of a news story, huh? Maybe we can keep this one off the record.”

Preston: Preston is accused. He’s all sorts of flustered when he shakes his head. “No, General,” he insists, shaking his head. Before he can say much else, Sole laughs and reassures him that they’re kidding. 

Strong: Strong is accused. Strong ALWAYS has to look down at puny human! He wasn’t looking at Sole’s ass, no way. He doesn’t know why anybody would.

X6-88: X6 is completely stone-faced when he’s accused. He thinks that it was Sole’s idea of a joke, but he merely shakes his head. “Very funny, ma’am/sir, but I would never be caught dead looking at your behind.” He lets himself smirk. “Haha. Just kidding, but really, I was not.”

”A female embodiment of enlightenment is called a dakini in the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit. But what exactly is a dakini? Dakinis are elusive and playful by nature; trying to nail them down with a neat definition means missing them, since defying narrow intellectual concepts is at the core of their wise game.

“To me the special female quality (which of course many men have as well) is first of all a sharpness, a clarity,” says Tenzin Palmo, who has vowed to attain enlightenment in a female body. “It cuts through—especially intellectual ossification. It … gets to the point. To me the dakini principle stands for the intuitive force. Women get it in a flash—they’re not interested in intellectual discussion which they normally find dry and cold with minimum appeal.”[ii]

As Khandro Rinpoche, whose very name literally means “precious dakini,” points out: “Traditionally, the term dakini has been used foroutstanding female practitioners, consorts of great masters, and to denote the enlightened female principle of nonduality which transcends gender.” Khandro Rinpoche defines the authentic dakini principle as “a very sharp, brilliant wisdom mind that is uncompromising, honest, with a little bit of wrath.” This, to me, is a very exact description of the qualities of the teachers who are featured in this book. Despite their gentleness and humor, I experience many of the female teachers as direct, sharply intelligent, radical, and courageous.

The dakini principle must not be oversimplified, as it carries many levels of meaning. On an outer level, accomplished female practitioners were called dakinis, and it is in this sense that the term is used in the title of this book. But ultimately, though she appears in female form, a dakinidefies gender definitions. “To really meet the dakini, you have to go beyond duality,” Khandro Rinpoche teaches, referring to an essential principle in Vajrayana that the absolute reality cannot be grasped intellectually. The Tibetan word for dakini, khandro, means “sky-goer” or “space-dancer,” which indicates that these ethereal awakened ones have left the confinements of solid earth and have the vastness of open space to play in.

Practitioner-scholar Judith Simmer-Brown differentiates four levels of meaning:

“On a secret level, she is seen as the manifestation of fundamental aspects of phenomena and the mind, and so her power is intimately associated with the most profound insights of Vajrayana meditation. In this her most essential aspect, she is called the formless wisdom nature of the mind itself. On an inner, ritual level, she is a meditational deity, visualized as the personification of qualities of Buddhahood. On another, subtle-body level, she is the energetic network of the embodied mind in the subtle channels and vital breath of tantric yoga. She is also spoken of as a living woman: she may be a guru on a brocaded throne or a yogini meditating in a remote cave, a powerful teacher of meditation or a guru’s consort teaching directly through her life example. Finally all women are seen as some kind of dakini manifestation.”[iii]

Thus, dakinis appear in many forms. “The dakinis are the most important elements of the enlightened feminine in Tibetan Buddhism,” says American teacher Tsultrim Allione.[iv] “They are the luminous, subtle, spiritual energy, the key, the gatekeeper, the guardian of the unconditioned state. If we are not willing to invite the dakini into our life, then we cannot enter these subtle states of mind. Sometimes the dakinis appear as messengers, sometimes as guides, and sometimes as protectors.”

The Himalayas were always a nursery for highly accomplished female practitioners and to some extent still are. The yoginis might live in remote hermitages or nunneries as devoted practitioners, or as the wives, mothers, or daughters of famous teachers. Students often sought their advice informally, but women rarely wrote books, sat on high thrones or assumed lofty titles of their own. “There were certainly many great female practitioners in Tibet,” says Tenzin Palmo. “But because they lacked a background of philosophical training, they could not aspire to write books, gather disciples, go on Dharma tours, and give talks. When we read the histories, we will notice that nuns are distinguished by their absence. But this doesn’t mean they weren’t there.”[i]

While iconic archetypes of feminine enlightenment were erected on shrines, few women in Tibet were actually emboldened to follow in their footsteps. Despite the encouraging quote of the pioneer of Tibetan Buddhism that women’s potential to attain liberation is supreme, most Buddhist cultures throughout the centuries perceived women as lesser beings. The few encouraging statements are outnumbered by plenty of passages in the writings attributed to Padmasambhava and other masters that lament the hardships of womanhood. Commonly used Tibetan words for woman, lümen or kyemen, literally mean “inferior being” or “lesser birth.” Some orthodox masters doubt to this day if women can attain realization at all, and age-old liturgies have women pray for a better rebirth in a male body.

Therefore Dakini Power is dedicated to the female teachers and practitioners, to honor their lives and accomplishments as shining examples of dedication, compassion and realization.”

Michaela Haas 

Customer: You should hire more cashiers.
Me: Are you interested in applying?
Customer: What? No.
Me: Do you know anyone interested in applying?
Customer: Why are you asking ME?
Me: So you just wanted to point out something that as an employee here I am already well aware of?
Customer: I don’t like your tone!
Me: I don’t like your “advice” that is common sense and does nothing to solve the issue of us currently being understaffed.
Would you like your receipt?

anonymous asked:

Are you surprised that Rose allowed Bismuth to fight in the war? It seems a bit strange to me because it looks like she was the Crystal Gems only (or one of few) weapon makers and modders. You wouldn't want to risk someone like that getting shattered or captured.

That’s an interesting point. But the other thing about Rose is that she wanted people to make their own choices right? So Bismuth likely wanted to be more than just a builder and Rose didn’t want to stand in her way, in that sense. Besides, from what Bismuth said, not a scratch was laid on her. From what we’ve seen as well, she hasn’t reformed differently, and it’s likely she wasn’t often poofed, if she was poofed at all, during the war, so she was capable.

okay. i just finished listening to yoongi’s whole mixtape and i got a few thoughts that i needed to share.

first of all. THAT MV. THAT FUCKING MV IS SO FUCKING LIT IT BURNED MY WHOLE FUCKING SOUL. the mv points out his ‘agust d’ alter ego (idk how to call it in another way LOL) very well and i got to give him kudos for that because he turns into a whole other person. it’s quite interesting to see, because it proves that we hadn’t seen ALL of min yoongi yet. i just love it. and these lyrics. it’s like he invented dissing holy shit. he burned all these fuckers he dissed in the track. i was speechless. you gotta love min yoongi, seriously.

after watching the mv, i decided to listen to his whole mixtape on soundcloud. the whole thing slayed me ofcourse, but i’m seriously so impressed. i knew that he had an amazing talent in producing songs and writing lyrics, but this mixtape was literally beyond my expectations. the variety in the beats and in his raps is seriously amazing. you got tracks like ‘agust d’ and ‘give it to me’, which are upbeat and make you want to jam your life out of it lol. but then there are also tracks like 마지막 (the last) and so far away, with such emotional lyrics that can turn you into a crying baby once you know what it’s all about and i just…. it makes me speechless, really. it takes a person a lot of courage to speak up about his/her hardships. yoongi literally pointed out his social phobia and i just can’t imagine how hard the idol live must have been for him while us, ARMYs, did not even know about this. 

i’m really happy that yoongi got the chance to release his mixtape, because it made me look at him from another perspective. to me, he’s not the ‘lazy, grumpy and careless hyung’ anymore. to me, he’s now someone who’s impressively strong in any way a person can be. in this way, he really inspires me, and probably other ARMYs, to stay strong even when life fucks you up in every possible way. 

min yoongi, i seriously love you so much. not only as an idol/rapper, but also as a person.  

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So, for real, Killjoys is a science fiction series about a cute girl and a cute guy who live and work together, love each other to bits, and have a totally platonic relationship to the point where they will happily curl up in bed and read a comic book together and I just… That is really important to me OK?  And he’s the adorable sweetheart that fixes things and she’s the scary badass who kicks an entire galaxy of asses.  And both of them are interesting and complex characters who are really well written.  Like, seriously, this show is super fucking amazing and you need to watch it.

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 A Miraculous Ladybug necklace that I’ve been working on the last little while. It would have been finished sooner but I had to go out and find the round green beads to match the round red and then when I did I got the wrong size by accident. :P

Anyway, a “chimera” necklace, half-and-half Ladybug and Chat Noir. It features black glass pearls, red and green glass beads, a large red metal ladybug pendant (the paint is acrylic, I believe) and metal cat and ladybug charms. It’s (approximately) 17″ circumference. ♥

This necklace is currently up for grabs here on my Tumblr for $35 USD (+ shipping) until September 1st, at which point I’ll be adding it to my Storenvy shop, along with a whole bunch of other stuff. So if you’re interested, message me! (I also have enough beads to do a matching bracelet/earrings as well.)

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Is Yumoto Neurodivergent?

To me, this week’s episode just reinforced the “Yumoto is neurodivergent“ headcanon. Heck, it might as well be implied canon.

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At this point I feel like my interest in dn characters is largely proportional to how well I can imagine them filing their taxes. The clean mundanity most character’s lives likely have is just so very appealing.

Okay Tumblr, help me out.

I was debating systemic inequality in the US with someone who disagreed with me for the first time in a long time (too long), and there were a couple of sticking points that I couldn’t address well enough to convince her. She said…

1. History is addressing racial injustice gradually over time. Legally and institutionally, the “system” is colorblind, and this has caused increases in diversity, equality, and opportunity in recent decades. Left alone, this equalizing will continue.

2. Racism is not systemic but individual. Racist incidents are the result of bigoted individuals and are not indicative of a system of injustice. (When I pointed out stats on unequal outcomes and shared experiences of racism, she said that she isn’t convinced those indicate a systemic problem. I think there’s some issue here with how I was using “systemic” and how she was using it, but I can’t pinpoint the difference.)

3. White privilege doesn’t exist. I don’t feel like I have had any advantages because I’m white. If anything, I feel guilty for being white and have had experiences of exclusion because of my whiteness.

I responded to these comments, but I wasn’t getting anywhere. Ultimately she was concerned, I think, with the adverse effects/unintended consequences of progressive policies – mostly with how they would affect (harm) white individuals who were not responsible for historical racism (slavery, Jim Crow), and so should not bear the burden of fixing those problems. I just had a hard time figuring out strategies to convince her, so… any ideas? What do you guys think? 

“I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations - one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it - you will regret both.”

–Kierkegaard


Today I spoke with a couple that, outside of recent health issues, have ‘everything.’ They literally said they are humbled yet acutely aware that they have everything they have ever wanted. This includes achievements. All goals reached, dreams recognized, “life is fantastic and abundant in every way we could ask for it to be” he said, and yet.. they are still not happy. Either of them.

Both Sartre and Kierkegaard had some interesting points about this but it’ll just depress me to fetch them all. Still, to experience it (or witness rather) such an epic fear capitalized on, in the wild as it were, is well, unique and a little unsettling. Quite telling about myself individually. So much that I shouldn’t even give pause. But what kind of person would I be if I didn’t contemplate these things?

Surely I am different and mustn’t dissect or juxtapose myself or where my dreams lie with the accolades of others, but it makes you wonder. I’m simply saying, it makes 'me’ wonder how far I am sometimes from being that unsatisfied, indifferent person. What if nothing ever feels right? What if it won’t matter anyway - the big choices? I don’t think about these things that often, and today already feels like too much. I’m leaving them here. Abandoned for the moment. My most toxic thoughts are recyclable fodder for the days I’m banging my head against the glass ceiling. I have the sense to recognize this as motivation and not a distraction. Mostly. Thankfully. Hopefully.

At Kurda's trial
  • Kurda:Your Majesties, I call to the stand my surprise witness; The Ghost That Never Lies.
  • Everyone:OOOOOOOOOOH!
  • Kurda:But only I can see him and hear him, so I'll tell you what he's doing and saying.
  • Mika:Objection! This is ridiculous!
  • Paris:Objection overruled. I'll allow it. You had better be going somewhere with this, Mr. Smahlt.
  • Kurda:Thank you, Your Majesty. Ghost That Never Lies, did you witness the events that took place on that fateful day? You did. Well, how interesting. And do you see the culprit or culprits in this courtroom today? You do. Well, would you kindly point him or them out for this court? Don't point at me, you jackass!