all the elements of happiness

Hello! This is secret santa for @mellifluousbable!

Their request was for “ereri fireside chats; Eren, Levi, and friends have a secret santa gift exchange” and well… here you have the precious boys exchanging gifts by the fireplace with Hanji and Armin (and let’s just pretend that Mikasa and the others are grabbing drinks and food from the kitchen or something, haha).

I hope this is to your liking, and I wish you and everyone a warm, fun, safe, and wonderful holiday season!



Some crap 80s style posters for you.

Sociability is one of the dangerous and even fatal tendencies, for it brings us into contact with people the great majority of whom are morally bad and intellectually dull or perverse. The unsociable man is one who does not need them; to have enough in oneself so that one does not need society is, therefore, a great piece of good fortune. For almost all our sufferings spring from society, and peace of mind, constituting next to health the most essential element of our happiness, is endangered by all society and therefore cannot really exist without a significant amount of solitude.”

- Arthur Schopenhauer, “Counsels and Maxims” from Parerga and Paralipomena (1851)

Twenty-Five Things

Summary: A present Dan receives for his twenty-fifth birthday causes him to relive twenty-five key, happy moments in his life.

(or, twenty-five individual oneshots in honour of Dan’s twenty-fifth birthday!!)

Genre: Fluff

Word Count: 22.2k

Warnings: Elements of slight angst (but all with very happy endings), Swearing

A/N: The concept for this fic is inspired by this video, as are some of the prompts!

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The Gemini Woman is indeed one of the most exciting women in the world. She has many, many positive traits that are often overshadowed by her insecurity and by the search for her elusive soul mate, her other half. She contains all the essential elements of a happy and evolved woman. Too often these parts are scattered and strewn about, much like the windblown seeds of the cottonwood tree … She needs to find joy in the mundane, to learn that the repetition of patterns provides the consistency necessary for growth. When the Gemini Woman clears her life of illusion and stops living in the darkness of fantasy, she emerges with the brilliance, speed, and grace of a shooting star.
—  Judith Bennett, Sex Signs (Gemini)
Be yourself. Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle. Just be. Just being in the moment in this place is the deepest practice of meditation.
—  Thich Nhat Hanh