so i was tagged by @hx-ss-xn @babysunbean @kiratkarna and @strsdout ily all and thank you 🌹💋

tagging: @jacquelinesfernandez @moonlittmusings @mattehijabi @lonelyhoeclub @milliondollargf @notsorighteousmuslim @iraqifeminist @thirstymuslim @sahrawia @elephant-ine @zabbonisa @zainabchats @punkiztan @punkitab @twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck @disahara @desisamiras @halalbarbie @onherwaytohollywood @ya–ali @yaqeeen @secret-to-newyork @virgoboy ya that’s about it, enough people i literally picked after picking random letters 🙃 don’t know if y'all are too cool for this stuff but yeah cheers

Wait for someone who bumps mouths clumsily with yours cos they’re too busy smiling to kiss you properly. Yeah. Wait for that.
—  Azra Tabassum (aka 5000letters)
But you're my flame

Draw Me After You - original print from The Worship Project.

In the aftermath of the terror and horror that the world has experienced these past weeks, my heart has gone from a place of shock and disbelief to a heightened awareness of God’s power, love and protection for His children.

I was reminded again that the most important thing in life is to be chasing after the Lord with everything that we have - to be found in His will, in the right place at the right time. What I love the most, is that while we run to the Lord, ever since before the dawn of time, He’s been running after us. A constant love, ever in pursuit of us.

I pray these lyrics from Mosaic Church NZ encourage you to stay in pursuit of Jesus. Not looking to the left or the right. Not swayed by horror. It’s not by power, not by might, but by His Spirit that we are able to love and serve Him. 

“Your love’s all around, How could I leave? You filled up my heart, my soul, my love, my everything. I’m caught in your gaze, You watch over me. You brought me to life, you called me home, now I am free.  Draw me after, draw me after You, behold He comes leaping over mountains after me.  What love is this, that’s arrested my heart. You stand in the place and You’ve erased what kept us apart.  And I can’t stop singing of the sweetest bliss, of Jesus my joy, my happiness, I can’t resist. My love is only for You, most beautiful one.”

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In 1955, Hugh Hefner published a short story in Playboy about a heterosexual man being persecuted in a world where homosexuality was the norm. After receiving many angry letters, he responded to the criticism with, “if it was wrong to persecute heterosexuals in a homosexual society, then the reverse was wrong too.“ Source Source 2

Listen, I am climbing memory’s slippery rungs.

Listen, my hands are cold. Oh, I know

it is over, stilled. Still, you filled my lungs

with summer [ …] my body softened by August,
my heart humming, a field full of bees.

Love, it is a little lonely without you.
I sit on the porch swing and whistle,

but stillness still stings. Love, I loved
your stories. Above all other things.

Sarah Murphy, from “Letter to the Past After Long Silence,” New England Reivew (vol. 29, no. 4, 2008)

Fair Use of Voltage Inc. IP

Since its creation in 1999, Voltage Inc. has been a leading name in interactive romance novels. We develop more than apps—we produce dramas about love and the challenges associated with it. This passionate subject has created a passionate, talented community of fans. We are humbled by the interest shown by our fans in sharing our games and creating their own work based on our creations! At the same time, we at Voltage spend a lot of time, thought, and money creating these games you love, including the characters, music, sound effects, stories, and illustrations. We need to protect them so we can keep creating.

You can consider this document a guideline for “fair use” for our English-language games. Copyright can be complicated, however, and this cannot cover all situations. Please be respectful of your fellow fans and of us.

Here are some examples of things we are okay with:

  • Original art inspired by our games and characters
  • A few screenshots
  • Avatars, banners, and other personal-use images
  • Our announcements and images as released on social media

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  • Videos, screenshot series, or text reproductions of a story
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In short, we don’t want anyone confused, we don’t want to spoil stories, and we don’t want what you share to replace the experience someone can get straight from the source (us!).

Please remember that these guidelines are subject to change and are not legally binding. We want to find a balance with our fans; it takes time to do that. Whenever possible, we will reach out to fans posting material in the “gray area” before making a formal takedown request.

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A timeline of the major events at Standing Rock so far:

Dec. 22, 2014

Dakota Access LLC submitted an application to the North Dakota Public Service Commission to build a 358-mile pipeline originating in the Bakken and Three Forks oil formations.

Feb. 17, 2015

The United States Army Corps of Engineers, a government body in charge of U.S. waterways, sent a letter to the Tribal Historic Preservation Office to consult interested tribes on the pipeline’s impact, in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act. THPO requested a full archaeological investigation, Mother Jones reported. THPO sent follow-up letters in ensuing months, which allegedly went unreturned.

March 25, 2015

The Public Service Commission, or PSC, considered the application complete and scheduled three public hearings during May and June 2015, according to local NBC affiliate KFYR.

Sept. 15, 2015

Soon after a follow-up letter from the Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, arrived, THPO expressed concerns about “significant and unevaluated properties” in the construction site. THPO concluded that USACE attempted to bypass the Section 106 process.

Jan. 20, 2016

The PSC unanimously approved the project. Commissioner Randy Christmann recused himself since a share of the pipeline was willed to his wife.

April 29, 2016

Col. John Henderson of the USACE held a public hearing in Mobridge, North Dakota, so that Native tribe members could voice their concerns. Everyone who spoke at the meeting rejected the project.

July 25, 2016

USACE issued a permit 12, which finally approved the construction of the pipeline across roughly 200 sites in four different states. The following day, the Sioux tribe filed an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order to stop the destruction of sacred sites.

July 27, 2016

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Washington, D.C., according to Earthjustice, a nonprofit law organization that represents the Standing Rock tribe. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg handled the case.

Aug. 4, 2016

The tribe filed a preliminary injunction against USACE, because the pipeline was already under construction,

Aug. 10, 2016

First arrests of demonstrators in the vicinity of the construction were made.

Sept. 3, 2016

Democracy Now! camera crew filmed security guards working for DAPL attacking protesters. On Sept. 8, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman received a criminal complaint and warrant for her arrest after the State’s Attorney Ladd R. Erickson presented charges against Goodman for “criminal trespass.”

Sept. 9, 2016

The federal district court denied the Tribe’s motion for a preliminary injunction. However, the Departments of Justice, Army and Interior announced they would halt any future permitting and would reconsider its past permits for the project. Energy Transfer Partners, however, continued the pipeline construction.

Oct. 17, 2016

A North Dakota judge rejected charges against Amy Goodman for her reporting.

Nov. 15, 2016

Energy Transfer Partners filed a lawsuit against USACE, claiming that the Corps has no right to “delay easement to pipeline construction.”

Nov. 25, 2016

USACE threatened DAPL protesters with possible arrests if they don’t evacuate their camps by Dec. 5.

Nov. 28, 2016

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple issued an executive order for the expulsion of DAPL protesters “to safeguard against harsh winter conditions.”

Read more about the history of Standing Rock, the Trump connection and what’s next for the protesters

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