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Reaper76 NextGen Family - Meet the fam! 

Their baby is born from Jack and Gabriel, who they named Ellie Carmen Morrison Reyes. She has heterochromia, giving her a blue eye and a almond eye. This is due to her parent’s alterted genetics from the SEP. She’s a very mature (and stubborn) little girl, and wishes she could be old enough to fight in the war beside her dads already.

Things To Do To A Cybertronian

*Unpleasant Things

Hey! This list does contain some potentially triggering material, so feel free to cross out anything you don’t want to use/write. Could be used either as RP material, referance material, or if you’d like to shoot me a character and a number I could whip up a little drabble too!

  1. Shadowplay (the use of mnemosurgery to alter one’s memories, beliefs, or personality)
  2. Empurata (the surgical removal and replacement of the face and hands with a single optic and pincer-claws, used as punishment by the functionalist regime)
  3. Vivincorporation (alterting a cybertronian into an inanimate object while keeping them alive and aware of their situation)
  4. Circuit Boosters / Syk Dose (powerful and dangerous illicit drugs)
  5. Slave Coding (coding that binds it’s victim to one or more masters, who cannot be disobeyed)
  6. Cosmic Rust (a virulent infection that can creep over bots quickly)
  7. Turned into a Sparkeater (an aggressive, feral, seemingly undead cybertronian with strange powers who feeds on the sparks of others)
  8. Cybercrosis (an illness of the spark and body that slowly incapacitates and kills it’s victims)
  9. Domestication (the trapping of a cybertronian in a beastmode form and reducing their intelligence to make them a pet)
  10. Memory Wipe (what it says on the tin, could have multiple causes)
  11. Spark Isolation (the removal of the spark and processor from the body, and isolation therof, as a form of punishment- sensory depravation)
  12. Spark Transfer (the tranfer of a spark from it’s native frame into a different frame, resulting in a new body)
  13. Reformat (the alteration of a Cybertronian’s body into something different, be it a new altmode or a new frametype)
  14. Tainted Energon Mutation (created the Dinobots in IDW, known to result in spectacular or monsterous mutations)
  15. Dead Universe Infection (gradually turns bots into the walking dead, or undead. Apparently also makes them purge black goo)
  16. Dark Energon (the blood of Unicron, can influence bots to his will or drive them insane)
  17. Terrorcons (ZOMBIES but not like your garden variety shamblers we’re talkin’ gross Resident Evil special zombies with probiscuses and stuff)
College Gothic
  • You walk to class with your headphones in. People are staring. Your music is too loud and they hear it. You turn it down, but the music is still too loud. You turn your phone off but people keep staring. The music is too loud. You cast your headphones aside but the music is always too loud.
  • You sleep through your alarm. No big deal, but you set a second one just in case the next time. You sleep through your alarms and almost miss class. You set a third alarm and you sleep through your alarms. You set more alarms. It’s almost time for class and your alarms haven’t gone off. They never go off.
  • You walk past the Rec every day. Through the clouded windows, you see unidentifiable people working with unidentifiable machines. Sometimes your friends invite you join them at the Rec, but you’re always too busy. Your friends never invite you again. You never see them again. You keep yourself busy.
  • You receive an email from your advisor reminding you of office hours. You receive an email from the dining hall requesting you fill out a survey. You receive an email from the police alterting you about an off-campus crime. You receive an email from the wrong department about an event to which you’re not going. You receive an email from an unknown university address filled with gibberish. You never receive a response to the email you sent your professor.
  • You dump your trash down the garbage shoot. There’s a distinct odor far down the chute but you ignore it. Later, you dump more trash. The odor is still there. No one discusses the odor or how far down the chute it is. No one likes to think about where, or if, the chute ends.
  • You eat lunch in the cafeteria. You are served Meat. You can’t tell what animal it might have come from. You eat dinner and are served Different Meat. It is the same meat.
  • You meet your RA as you move in. They seem nice, but you can’t remember their name. You run into your other RA in the dining hall. You don’t catch their name. On your way to class, your other RA says hello. You don’t know their name. You see your other RA putting up a bulletin board. They all have the same name, but you don’t know their name.
  • You take a break from homework. You deserve it. You surf the internet to recuperate. Everyone in the dorm is checking their computers. Tumblr is loading slowly, so slowly, so slo

onceuponymous  asked:

I understand if you don't want to post art, but could you tell me about the worldbuilding of the android Jeremy au? I've tried searching keywords on your blog but can't seem to find anything. Thank you.

Oh yeah of course I don’t really post about my art or au stuff on Tumblr anymore. But the Android Jeremy au is basically a universe where Jeremy is an Android who was a custom made Android (me and my friends are still fleshing things out) who gets passed around to different owner. He’s beaten, verbally abused, his coding has been alterted so he can only listen and obey. Michael finds him in the trash and fixes him up. There’s a lot more things about how Jeremy functions and his realationships with previous owners beforehe meets Michael. Jeremy was a companion bot who was slowly over time was turned into a service bot( An artificial slave if you will) You could always send me private messages if you want to know more!

#14 - You're pregnant... again! - ALL

#14 - You’re pregnant… again!

Harry: When you had told Harry you were pregnant this first time, he was so scared and so shocked but also utterly excited beyond beliefe. The fear of being a first time parent hit him hard, but he was a fantastic dad, as you had already pictured him to be. Mia was spoiled beyond beliefe, and by the time you and Harry had brought her home, she was already a daddy’s girl. When you found out you were pregnant for a second time, Harry was less surprised, but equally as excited as he was for Mia. Nine long months later, little Lilli arrived. She was different from Mia, in so many ways, but the girls looked like twins. At four, and two, Mia and Lilli were happy sisters, rarely fighting and both the apple of their fathers eye. A month after Lilli’s birthday, you announced you were pregnant once more. Harry was excited, and this time, he had his fingers crossed for a little boy. But when the nurse handed him a pink bundle for the third time in his life, he couldn’t of been any more thrilled. Two beautiful little girls, and the new addition, baby Cate. You and Harry mutually decided it was time to stop having children, as you had felt your family had grown enough in size. Harry was surrouded by females, and he couldn’t of pictured his life turning out any different. Happiness surrouded your content family of five, as Mia, Lilli, and Cate grew older. It was when your three girls were ages six, four and two, that you came to know your were pregnant once more. It was a shock, for both you and Harry, and your daughters, but the five of you brought it as just another little blessing. Harry, unfornutaly was busy with the final One Direction tour, and his bandmates couldn’t help but chuckle at the sudden news. “Oi, you an (Y/N) go at it like rabbits, don’t be so surprised.” Niall had joked. The other boys were all married with kids of their own, but all with slightly smaller families. “You think this is the universe finally giving you a little lad?” Zayn asked, reffering to Harry’s desire to finally have a son. Harry shrugged, being surrouded by four girls for the past tweleve years – well he had grown accustomed to dealing with shrill screams and dollies and of course the color pink. And so nine months later, Harry wore nothing but a proud smile as he stepped through the waiting room doors to show off the new baby to his family and mates. Once more, he held a tiny pink bundle in his arms. Hushed cheers were heard throughout the room, as everyone crowded around to meet the newest Styles girl, baby Lucy. When Harry brought little Lucy back to your room to feed, you smiled down at the little bub in your arms, a thought suddenly crossing your mind. “This is it, Styles. She better be the last.” You mumble, running a gentle finger across Lucy’s soft cheek. “Agreed.” Harry chuckled, not removing his eyes from his new daughter. You furrow your brows, expecting a protest. “You’re not mad you never got a boy?” You ask, but Harry’s smile just grows bigger. “Nah. Not at all.” He sighs, giving a small chuckle. “Anyways, even if we did try again, i’m sure we’d get another girl.” And you nod understandingly. Probably would, you thought, letting out a laugh.

Louis: Telling Louis you were pregnant for the first time, he at first didn’t believe you; repeatedly asking ‘Are you sure?’ so when you showed him the four individule pregnancy tests you had taken, his mouth formed an ‘o’ shape and paused momentarily before collecting you into his arms and literally jumping for joy. All Louis ever wanted was to marry a beautiful, caring woman, which he had done, and then begin a family. The day you gave birth to your son, Oscar, was the happiest day of your life, and though Louis nearly missed the whole ordeal due to the fact that he was on his way home from Doncaster with his mum and little sisters. Once he finally answered his phone and you alterted him that it was in fact time, him and the whole group bombarded into the hospital doors in search for your room, only to be pushed back seconds later by a nurse. She had allowed Louis and his mum to come into your room, while the older girls stayed back, able to call the lads and other family while keeping an eye on their younger siblings. Louis introduced his son proudly to his mates and family, laughing as he cracked jokes about nearly missing the birth. So, two years later when you told Louis you were expecting once more, the first thing that you mentioned to him was the fact that he’d better not miss the birth of this child, nor cut it close as he had the first time around. Louis simple laughed and jokingly pinkey promised you he’d be there. But some things never change, and when your twins decided to arrive early, this time Louis really did miss it. He was away in Frankfurt, doing some One Direction meet and greets when he got the call. But you weren’t mad, even though Louis was incredibly upset. You knew the twins were a little ahead of schedule, and for that you could never blame Lou. He had tears in his eyes when he came in to see you holding a tiny blue bundle in one hand, and a pink bundle in the other. His mum sat across the room, smiling proudly. “Lou, meet our son, Charlie Edward Tomlinson.” You said, nodding to the sleeping baby boy. “And this little one, this is Amelia Johannah Tomlinson.” Lou smiled down at them, taking the little girl into his own arms and sitting next to you on the bed. “Oh, (Y/N), they’re perfect. I’m so sorry I wasn’t here.” He whispered in attempts to not wake the sleeping bubs. You leaned your tired head on to Louis’ shoulder, sighing deeply. “I still love you.” You chuckled, nudging him a bit. “And so do they.” Placing a soft kiss on your husband’s cheek, Louis turns his head suddenly, catching you off guard as he plants a kiss ontop of your lips.

Liam: You never took Liam serious when he mentioned wanting a big family, but you nodded and smiled along with him, knowing that he’d have changed his mind by your second child. But you couldn’t of been anymore wrong. Upon welcoming your first, baby Felix, Liam was a natural father. He was protective of his boy, and caring and as loving as a father could be. For two years, you and Liam were so focused on Felix, Liam took you by surprise when he mentioned trying for your second. Two boys was always what you wanted, and god granted you another little bouncing baby boy just a day after Felix’s third birthday. Little Leo fit perfectly into your now family of four, and with the new bub, and a hyper active toddler, you were sure Liam had forgotten all about his plans for expanding your family even further. Felix and Leo grew so fast, and before you knew it you were planning their sixth and third birthday parties… and also a baby shower. You were nearly three months along when you found out you were pregnant with your third. Liam was over the moon, but you had grown nervous. A six year old, a three year old, and soon a newborn? Not to mention Liam, who sometimes was a child himself. Liam relaxed you and pushed all of your fears aside after letting you know that One Direction would be done touring before the new baby arrived. Liam would still be working, but at least he wouldn’t be gone for such long periods of time. You had never pictured yourself to be a mum of three, but when you and Liam heard her shrill cries for the first time, you couldn’t of been more happy. Elouise Mae Payne was born happy and healthy becoming the last addition into the Payne family. Liam smiling brightly as the tiny baby girl was cradled in his large arms. When the door to your room opened, friends and family quietly made their way in. You took your two boy’s into your arms as Liam introduced everyone to Elouise. “So… (Y/N), any more after this?” Harry asks, grinning widely as he cooed down at a now awake Elouise. You shake your head with a grin, “She’s the last one. I can promise you that.” You nod towards Liam, who nods his head in agreement. “Good thing she’s got two big brothers to protect her. We’re gonna be fighting off all the boy’s, aren’t we lads?” Liam smiles down at your two boys, cuddling up to you. They both smile and nod their heads, giving toothy grins.

Niall: You and Niall were complete opposite, but sometimes opposites attract. Together, you and Niall made the perfect couple. You were a hard working girl, always insisting that even though Niall was financially stable for life, you still wanted to keep a job. Niall agreed, seeing as you wouldn’t take no for an answer anyways. You had always had a plan. Your life went by steps, and the first major step, - after marrying the man of your dreams - was to have a baby. You and Niall had talked about it for a few months, the two of you deciding together that you wanted to keep your family small, and that one child would do. Exactly one month after that decision was made, you found out you were pregnant. Niall was so excited, he wen’t shopping the very next day, buying a ridiclous amount of unisex clothing and anything you would ever imagine a baby needing. When you welcomed baby Hudson, you and Niall were over the moon, but upon realizing that Hudson was a roudy baby, you stuck with your plan to only have one. Hudson grew up to be just like his father, a loud little boy with a bottomless pit for a stomache. You had your hands full, between work, caring for Hudson, and caring for Niall as well, you barley had time to breathe. Now, nearly seven years after Hudson was born… you come to realize you’re pregnant again. Of course, this was never apart of the plan. A second baby was not a planned step in your life. Niall and you were shocked, to say the least, but the idea of another baby grew on the both of you in and instant. When you bring Ellie home, her big brother and uncles stood in the lounge room, smiles on their faces and balloons in hand. “Everyone, meet Elisabeth Ava Horan.” You pull the tiny newborn from her baby carrier, and gently hand her off to Louis who was practially jumping in her seat. “Daddy said her name was Whoops.” Hudson smiles brightly, unaware but earning a laugh from each boy in the room… aside from Niall. “No I- I was just- I was kidding!” Niall defended quickly, after you sent him a death glare. “Good going, Niall.” Harry shakes his head as he reaches for Ellie from Louis. “Ellie, bub, we’re gonna call her Ellie.” Niall pats his son’s back and the small child simply nods, watching his new baby sister be passed around the room. You glare at Niall once more, knowing you’d have to chew him a new one at a later time. Niall leans back in his chair, enjoying a rest. He leans back slightly, mouthing to you an ‘I’m sorry’, and you just shake your head, a your lips curling into a slight smile.

Zayn: Zayn was probably more excited than you were when you first told him you were pregnant. Not that you weren’t excited, but Zayn was thrilled… he’d done all the shopping, read all the baby books, signed you and him up for parenting classes even. Baby Nolan was born on your birthday, easily becoming your most favorite gift of all. He had his fathers dark featurs, and a full head of raven colored locks. He was the epitome of perfection. Little Nolan grew up constantly asking when he was going to get a baby brother or sister, and it had surprised you when he first brought it up. You and Zayn hadn’t really discussed having more children, but it was never a thought you were against. Nolan was four, nearly five, and all he wanted was a baby brother or sister. When you found out you were pregnant once more, Nolan was five years old, and you sat him and Zayn down to tell them both at the same time. Both boy’s clapped with happiness, and Nolan immediately began to ask when his new brother or sister would be here. You explained to him it took nine months for a baby to grow in your belly, and each and every month up until your due date, Nolan would set his little head on your growing up, and talk to his unborn sister or brother. When the day finally arrived, you were thrilled to bring home baby Luca. Finally, a baby brother for Nolan. He was in awe as you gently allowed Zayn to place your newborn in the tiny arms of your five year old. Your heart swelled as you watched Nolan place feather light kisses on his little brothers head. “We did pretty damn good, (Y/N)” Zayn smiles, as you two stand back and watch both boy’s in awe. “We sure did.” You mumble, tireness taking over your body, as you leaned your head onto your husbands shoulder, only to realize you now had two sons, and weren’t getting sleep anytime soon.

Jehanparnasse || Canon Era || Angst&Fluff || 1.8k

The unrest grows stronger in Paris as the days go by, and Montparnasse can’t escape his nightmares.

Paris was in flames. The towers of smoke had seeped into the sky like ink saturates everything it touches. There were no heavens left, only darkness. Montparnasse was dashing from one building to the other, elbowing the frenzied crowd of passers-by to make his way through. He breathed in a cloud of smoke, setting his lungs ablaze. He didn’t stop. He wouldn’t leave without him. He couldn’t leave without him.

“Jehan? JEHAN?” he called, looking for a hint of read hair amongst the herd of heads.

His shouts barely covered the screams of the swarm. Panic always sparked something in mankind, an animalistic urge to scream and fight for the scraps of their lives. What was bred in the bone was always bound to come out, no matter the wealth or manners. Beggars and bourgeois alike were rushing past Montparnasse, fleeing the eye of the hurricane like beasts, trampling the weaker ones on their passage. “Safety” was not where he was headed. He was swimming against the current to find the source of the havoc. He was there, Jehan was there, he could feel it.

The dead bodies had started to pile up on the cobbles, making it hard to walk, but at least most of the shrilling crowd was behind him now. Montparnasse looked ahead. The buildings burnt to ashes had led him to a square. It had been paved with bodies. That’s where he saw him.

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anonymous asked:

Post a meditation tutorial maybe ?

Here is a guide to how to meditate that I wrote a while back, hopefully it is something that you could try out.

Why you should meditate:

There are a number of waves that are brains give (delta, alpha, theta, and beta) and these waves are measured in Hertz. Below is a little description of each wave

Delta- Altertness and focus; however prolonged state of the brain remaining in this state leads to stress and depression

Beta- Similar to Delta

Alpha- State of relaxation, a state often derived from meditation.

Theta- Deep relaxation and a state where we are in our subconscience, often derived in our state of sleeep, but can be achieved through highly skilled meditation.

When you meditate, you try to switch the brain from giving off a stressed wave, to a more relaxed state. Our stresses and our habbits deform the shape of our brain, however we can mold our brain to function at a heightened state and actually change the shape of the brain through meditation (scientifically proven, the term is called neruroplasticity).

How to Meditate:

There are numerous ways to meditate, but Im going to give a quick run-down of how to meditate by focusing on the breath

1. Sit straight up (I believe in English they refer to this as the Indian style)

2. Have a posture to expand the lungs.

3. Clear the mind and focus on the breathe.

and thats it. Its an easy thing to learn, but takes a lifetime to master. When beginning off, try 15-20 minute sessions in the morning. The mornings are best, just when you have woken up, but make sure you are awake! Splash water in your face, take a shower, whatever; but make sure you are awake! If you see yourself falling asleep during meditation, take a nap! It does you no good!

Below are somethings I would recommend to someone that is just beginning off and common mistakes one makes.

1. If you are just beginning, I am going to guarantee 100% that you are going to be going in and out of the state of meditation. What you are trying to do is to clear the mind of the thought, but at first you are going to be focused on the breathe and have the mind clear for one moment, and then the next your mind is going to drift off and think about some random things. DONT be angry or frustrated at the idea that you are unable to focus completely, that is a thought in itself! Watch and observe the thought as they come and go, and pull yourself back into the state of meditation. Awareness of the thoughts is very different than thinking a though.

2. If you live in a loud place, or cant seem to get the drift of meditating, try looking up Meditation music in youtube and go with one you like. The music basically is in tuned with a delta wave and can serve as an aid. I personally like to do this myself, but I know this isnt for everybody.

3.You might think meditating is for some peaceful buddhist monk wayyyy up in the mountains of Tibet or whatever, but no, its for everyone! It doesn’t matter if your Christian, Muslim, Catholic, Jewish; just as anyone can think a thought anywhere, anyone can meditate at anytime anywhere!

“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world in one generation.” Dalai Lama


Namaste,
Forrest Curran

anonymous asked:

I was just wondering if you have any advice for someone who is struggling with controlling their emotions

Why you should meditate:

There are a number of waves that are brains give (delta, alpha, theta, and beta) and these waves are measured in Hertz. Below is a little description of each wave

Delta- Altertness and focus; however prolonged state of the brain remaining in this state leads to stress and depression

Beta- Similar to Delta

Alpha- State of relaxation, a state often derived from meditation.

Theta- Deep relaxation and a state where we are in our subconscience, often derived in our state of sleeep, but can be achieved through highly skilled meditation.

When you meditate, you try to switch the brain from giving off a stressed wave, to a more relaxed state. Our stresses and our habbits deform the shape of our brain, however we can mold our brain to function at a heightened state and actually change the shape of the brain through meditation (scientifically proven, the term is called neruroplasticity).

How to Meditate:

There are numerous ways to meditate, but Im going to give a quick run-down of how to meditate by focusing on the breath

1. Sit straight up (I believe in English they refer to this as the Indian style)

2. Have a posture to expand the lungs.

3. Clear the mind and focus on the breathe.

and thats it. Its an easy thing to learn, but takes a lifetime to master. When beginning off, try 15-20 minute sessions in the morning. The mornings are best, just when you have woken up, but make sure you are awake! Splash water in your face, take a shower, whatever; but make sure you are awake! If you see yourself falling asleep during meditation, take a nap! It does you no good!

Below are somethings I would recommend to someone that is just beginning off and common mistakes one makes.

1. If you are just beginning, I am going to guarantee 100% that you are going to be going in and out of the state of meditation. What you are trying to do is to clear the mind of the thought, but at first you are going to be focused on the breathe and have the mind clear for one moment, and then the next your mind is going to drift off and think about some random things. DONT be angry or frustrated at the idea that you are unable to focus completely, that is a thought in itself! Watch and observe the thought as they come and go, and pull yourself back into the state of meditation. Awareness of the thoughts is very different than thinking a though.

2. If you live in a loud place, or cant seem to get the drift of meditating, try looking up Meditation music in youtube and go with one you like. The music basically is in tuned with a delta wave and can serve as an aid. I personally like to do this myself, but I know this isnt for everybody.

3.You might think meditating is for some peaceful buddhist monk wayyyy up in the mountains of Tibet or whatever, but no, its for everyone! It doesn’t matter if your Christian, Muslim, Catholic, Jewish; just as anyone can think a thought anywhere, anyone can meditate at anytime anywhere!


Im challenging everyone of my followers to try actively making their lives better, by meditating for ONE week. Thats all I ask, 15-20 minutes for 7 days. Meditation will calm the mind from over thinking, which humans seem to do a good job of doing and will create peace in the mind.

“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world in one generation.” Dalai Lama

Namaste,

Forrest Curran

anonymous asked:

How do you meditate?

Why you should meditate:

There are a number of waves that are brains give (delta, alpha, theta, and beta) and these waves are measured in Hertz. Below is a little description of each wave

Delta- Altertness and focus; however prolonged state of the brain remaining in this state leads to stress and depression

Beta- Similar to Delta

Alpha- State of relaxation, a state often derived from meditation.

Theta- Deep relaxation and a state where we are in our subconscience, often derived in our state of sleeep, but can be achieved through highly skilled meditation.

When you meditate, you try to switch the brain from giving off a stressed wave, to a more relaxed state. Our stresses and our habbits deform the shape of our brain, however we can mold our brain to function at a heightened state and actually change the shape of the brain through meditation (scientifically proven, the term is called neruroplasticity).

How to Meditate:

There are numerous ways to meditate, but Im going to give a quick run-down of how to meditate by focusing on the breath

1. Sit straight up (I believe in English they refer to this as the Indian style)

2. Have a posture to expand the lungs.

3. Clear the mind and focus on the breathe.

and thats it. Its an easy thing to learn, but takes a lifetime to master. When beginning off, try 15-20 minute sessions in the morning. The mornings are best, just when you have woken up, but make sure you are awake! Splash water in your face, take a shower, whatever; but make sure you are awake! If you see yourself falling asleep during meditation, take a nap! It does you no good!

Below are somethings I would recommend to someone that is just beginning off and common mistakes one makes.

1. If you are just beginning, I am going to guarantee 100% that you are going to be going in and out of the state of meditation. What you are trying to do is to clear the mind of the thought, but at first you are going to be focused on the breathe and have the mind clear for one moment, and then the next your mind is going to drift off and think about some random things. DONT be angry or frustrated at the idea that you are unable to focus completely, that is a thought in itself! Watch and observe the thought as they come and go, and pull yourself back into the state of meditation. Awareness of the thoughts is very different than thinking a though.

2. If you live in a loud place, or cant seem to get the drift of meditating, try looking up Meditation music in youtube and go with one you like. The music basically is in tuned with a delta wave and can serve as an aid. I personally like to do this myself, but I know this isnt for everybody.

3.You might think meditating is for some peaceful buddhist monk wayyyy up in the mountains of Tibet or whatever, but no, its for everyone! It doesn’t matter if your Christian, Muslim, Catholic, Jewish; just as anyone can think a thought anywhere, anyone can meditate at anytime anywhere!


Im challenging everyone of my followers to try actively making their lives better, by meditating for ONE week. Thats all I ask, 15-20 minutes for 7 days. Meditation will calm the mind from over thinking, which humans seem to do a good job of doing and will create peace in the mind.

“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world in one generation.” Dalai Lama


Namaste,
Forrest Curran

anonymous asked:

What is meditation? How do you do it? Do you have to be Buddhist to meditate?

Why you should meditate:

There are a number of waves that are brains give (delta, alpha, theta, and beta) and these waves are measured in Hertz. Below is a little description of each wave

Delta- Altertness and focus; however prolonged state of the brain remaining in this state leads to stress and depression

Beta- Similar to Delta

Alpha- State of relaxation, a state often derived from meditation.

Theta- Deep relaxation and a state where we are in our subconscience, often derived in our state of sleeep, but can be achieved through highly skilled meditation.

When you meditate, you try to switch the brain from giving off a stressed wave, to a more relaxed state. Our stresses and our habbits deform the shape of our brain, however we can mold our brain to function at a heightened state and actually change the shape of the brain through meditation (scientifically proven, the term is called neruroplasticity).

How to Meditate:

There are numerous ways to meditate, but Im going to give a quick run-down of how to meditate by focusing on the breath

1. Sit straight up (I believe in English they refer to this as the Indian style)

2. Have a posture to expand the lungs.

3. Clear the mind and focus on the breathe.

and thats it. Its an easy thing to learn, but takes a lifetime to master. When beginning off, try 15-20 minute sessions in the morning. The mornings are best, just when you have woken up, but make sure you are awake! Splash water in your face, take a shower, whatever; but make sure you are awake! If you see yourself falling asleep during meditation, take a nap! It does you no good!

Below are somethings I would recommend to someone that is just beginning off and common mistakes one makes.

1. If you are just beginning, I am going to guarantee 100% that you are going to be going in and out of the state of meditation. What you are trying to do is to clear the mind of the thought, but at first you are going to be focused on the breathe and have the mind clear for one moment, and then the next your mind is going to drift off and think about some random things. DONT be angry or frustrated at the idea that you are unable to focus completely, that is a thought in itself! Watch and observe the thought as they come and go, and pull yourself back into the state of meditation. Awareness of the thoughts is very different than thinking a though.

2. If you live in a loud place, or cant seem to get the drift of meditating, try looking up Meditation music in youtube and go with one you like. The music basically is in tuned with a delta wave and can serve as an aid. I personally like to do this myself, but I know this isnt for everybody.

3.You might think meditating is for some peaceful buddhist monk wayyyy up in the mountains of Tibet or whatever, but no, its for everyone! It doesn’t matter if your Christian, Muslim, Catholic, Jewish; just as anyone can think a thought anywhere, anyone can meditate at anytime anywhere!


Im challenging everyone of my followers to try actively making their lives better, by meditating for ONE week. Thats all I ask, 15-20 minutes for 7 days. Meditation will calm the mind from over thinking, which humans seem to do a good job of doing and will create peace in the mind.

“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world in one generation.” Dalai Lama


Namaste,
Forrest Curran

anonymous asked:

How can I be more positive & release all the bad energy?

How to Meditate By Forrest Curran


Why you should meditate:

There are a number of waves that are brains give (delta, alpha, theta, and beta) and these waves are measured in Hertz. Below is a little description of each wave

Delta- Altertness and focus; however prolonged state of the brain remaining in this state leads to stress and depression

Beta- Similar to Delta

Alpha- State of relaxation, a state often derived from meditation.

Theta- Deep relaxation and a state where we are in our subconscience, often derived in our state of sleeep, but can be achieved through highly skilled meditation.

When you meditate, you try to switch the brain from giving off a stressed wave, to a more relaxed state. Our stresses and our habbits deform the shape of our brain, however we can mold our brain to function at a heightened state and actually change the shape of the brain through meditation (scientifically proven, the term is called neruroplasticity).

How to Meditate:

There are numerous ways to meditate, but Im going to give a quick run-down of how to meditate by focusing on the breath

1. Sit straight up (I believe in English they refer to this as the Indian style)

2. Have a posture to expand the lungs.

3. Clear the mind and focus on the breathe.

and thats it. Its an easy thing to learn, but takes a lifetime to master. When beginning off, try 15-20 minute sessions in the morning. The mornings are best, just when you have woken up, but make sure you are awake! Splash water in your face, take a shower, whatever; but make sure you are awake! If you see yourself falling asleep during meditation, take a nap! It does you no good!

Below are somethings I would recommend to someone that is just beginning off and common mistakes one makes.

1. If you are just beginning, I am going to guarantee 100% that you are going to be going in and out of the state of meditation. What you are trying to do is to clear the mind of the thought, but at first you are going to be focused on the breathe and have the mind clear for one moment, and then the next your mind is going to drift off and think about some random things. DONT be angry or frustrated at the idea that you are unable to focus completely, that is a thought in itself! Watch and observe the thought as they come and go, and pull yourself back into the state of meditation. Awareness of the thoughts is very different than thinking a though.

2. If you live in a loud place, or cant seem to get the drift of meditating, try looking up Meditation music in youtube and go with one you like. The music basically is in tuned with a delta wave and can serve as an aid. I personally like to do this myself, but I know this isnt for everybody.

3.You might think meditating is for some peaceful buddhist monk wayyyy up in the mountains of Tibet or whatever, but no, its for everyone! It doesn’t matter if your Christian, Muslim, Catholic, Jewish; just as anyone can think a thought anywhere, anyone can meditate at anytime anywhere!


Im challenging everyone of my followers to try actively making their lives better, by meditating for ONE week. Thats all I ask, 15-20 minutes for 7 days. Meditation will calm the mind from over thinking, which humans seem to do a good job of doing and will create peace in the mind.

“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world in one generation.” Dalai Lama


Namaste,
Forrest Curran

RP Theft Altert: Heroes of Humanity

It is saddening that I have to make another post like this, but its been brought to my attention that the RP Heroes of Humanity consisting of several of our former members and some old mods have stolen a large amount of creative property from Save This City and our previous RP, Into Each Generation. And we aren’t the only ones who have noticed. Here is an ask that was sent days before any of us found the RP.

Each mod of this RP is one of our previous members. Some members are our old mods. These were mods who were recent additions to the team when our structures had been in place for some time, not mods who brought those ideas to our games. I believe this is an important thing to distinguish.

Just a small number of things they have stolen are:

  • Similar themes and color scheme and both comic themed RPs
  • Similar rules format and near identical wording in places, all in the same order
  • Use of “seasons” for telling plots
  • Plots of the Week
  • Previouslys
  • Our etiquette guide
  • Our locations format
  • Online interactions with person to person interactions only allowed to take place in chatzy or para.
  • Costumed/Masked PMs to differentiate personas
  • An OOC quotes tag on the main.
  • Para mashups
  • In character questionnaire challenges
  • Same character bio format and use of both tags and singular character pages for preferences (most rps use one of the other)
  • Same relationships, triggers page and follow page formats (all the same categorization and formatting)


Some of these are minor things and some far larger but the fact all these things exist in the same RP and our statcounter shows them having been stalking our page (which we will not post screenshots of for privacy reasons) indicates they have almost identically copied our whole structure and mode of operation. A lot of this is very unique to our games, which have been around for over two and a half years now. Some RPs do one or two of these things, but no other RP does them all, in the exact same way. We will always say that we don’t mind the occasional idea being used for inspiration here and there and have given previous games and mods permission to implement some of our ideas in the past. A problem arises when someone copies almost our whole game identically.

We also have reason to believe the members of this RP have been spreading discord, attacking our mods in their OOC chat and spreading rumors that have disrupted the course of our game and begun to create an unsafe environment for our players. This is not acceptable. I urge anyone who is considering joining this game to think twice before doing so. I have included screenshots below as evidence. Please reblog and get word out.

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GMPCs

So the other day I was on Reddit having what began as a discussion with another user, at least until they tried escalating it. Another user had mentioned their GM was running a GMPC (a player character run by a GM, for those of you that don’t know). It was a paladin with a strict moral code and the players were very annoyed by this. There was no elaboration as to whether they confronted the GM about it, just mentioning of how they considered killing the paladin and how they were planning to force him to break his code to eliminate him from the party.

The topic was flooded by anti-GMPC posters immediately leaping to the assumption that the GM was 100% at fault for every complaint the player had solely because he was running a disliked GMPC; not a show-off, not the “lone hero”, but a morally strict paladin. How many times has that paladin shown up in other group’s games? A lot. So much so that it’s the stereotypical paladin at this point. It’s nothing out of the ordinary, is what I’m getting at. And yet, the GM is called a bad GM because they were playing a GMPC. No other actual reason behind it.

Well I want to crush the idea that GMPCs are something that a GM should never have because quite frankly, I’m sick of it.

We Want to Play Too

I GM a group that plays about once a week nowadays. I’m not a part of any other group and even if I was, there’d be a key component missing; it wouldn’t be the world I had developed with inspiration and influence from my current group. I enjoy playing as much as I enjoy GM’ing and I really want to play in this world. Does it open up the possibility of my taking advantage of my own knowledge? Yes, but as I will elaborate on, that knowledge doesn’t need to be used.

I hear some people argue that if a GM wants to play a character they should be a player and that’s just how it oughta be. But beyond just wanting to dive into the world you created, not everyone is involved in multiple groups anyway. As a GM, it’s hard enough to think about where the current campaign could be heading and make the necessary preparations for the next session without having to also think about and appropriately schedule for (a very critical issue I’ve often found) another completely different game. People do participate in multiple groups, it happens but not everyone is able to balance it and so, the only way for a GM like that to play is in their own game.

GM Knowledge vs. GMPC Knowledge

For a GMPC to work the GM has to grasp this as much as a player needs to grasp the concept of Player Knowledge vs. Character Knowledge. It’s a fundamental aspect of the game and a GM who doesn’t understand it while running a GMPC will hit the same stumbling points as a Player who doesn’t understand it, albeit to a different extreme. In either case, GM or Player, they will ultimately only cause problems in the game until they understand this. The issue most take with GMPCs stem from GMs not getting this.

I, as GM, have knowledge of certain events but recognize my GMPC does not and therefore will endeavor to operate my GMPC based on their knowledge or, rather, lack thereof. 

People hate GMPCs because the GMs running them will often forget this and they’ll have their character disable all traps, solve all puzzles, and mysteriously discover the hidden weaknesses of enemies. This isn’t always what happens and yet people continue to hate on GMPCs since they simply make the leap that most of them will be terrible.

Reactions

The reactions I see to GMPCs are almost always negative and generally come from bitter players conspiring to kill or otherwise screw over the GMPC as if that will somehow diffuse the situation, instead of doing the smart thing and talking to their GM about it. If the GM is running a GMPC, that doesn’t make them bad, but there is a clear difference between a GMPC that works and one that doesn’t, and if the GM is made aware of one that doesn’t and still refuses to do anything different then odds are you’ll have bigger problems with that GM than just their GMPC.

Are GMPCs sometimes handled badly? Yes. Can they be handled well? Yes.

GMPCs DO work.

Hating on GMPCs because they’re sometimes bad would be like hating on Players because they’re sometimes bad. It’s not fair to them as a whole. Now I’m not looking to debate this with anyone else and you can continue believing what you will on the subject, but I just wanted to speak my mind on the subject and maybe a few people might consider alterting their stance if nothing else.

Cheers.