and in this moment i am happy

Precious Moments

Time shared,
Time spent,
Time given
Time taken–
each moment
in time
so very precious
and dear.
For every moment
for each time
you’ve given to me
a smile, a laugh
a warm hello
I am grateful to you
beyond any words.

I have come to know
that all moments in time
are so very precious and dear
but moments spent
with you
are so very cherished –
whenever I need a tranquil
escape from the chaos
of life–
I will reach within
and remember
the moments (precious moments)
we two were able to share.
Thank you, my friend
for being there!

Pamela Rae

For a dear friend who soothes my soul, happy once around the sun day.

anonymous asked:

they are already throwing shade about mon-el dying. are you as happy as i am because i am living

im thrivin atm the moment. can u believe supercorp cuddled AND did anal? god works in mysterious ways.

I feel like indulging myself ;

Enjolras woke up earlier than Grantaire, by necessity if not by personal choice. Grantaire made a sleepy sound when she got up, her hand reaching out for her still-warm pillow, but her eyes stayed close and when she found nothing but air where Enjolras had been a moment before, she only curled up on her side and squeezed the blankets around her. Enjolras, who had thought herself above such sentimentalities, lingered near the bed, just a few more moments, observing Grantaire as if she’d been transformed in a whole new person suddenly.

She hadn’t, of course; it was absurd to think that because Enjolras had heard her moan and plead the night before, flushing profusedly when Enjolras found the right places to kiss, that there would be anything different between the Grantaire from today and the one who had followed her home the night before. Still - Enjolras thought, and then stopped, almost uncertain. The unknown had never scared her, but this was so far from all she had imagined herself doing of her life, that agitation seized her.

Had she truly a lover, now? A mistress? Was that what Grantaire was going to be to her? And, if so, what did it mean about Enjolras? Was she a mistress too? Or was she to consider herself fully a man, now that she’d crossed the last barriere, taking a woman to bed with her?

“Enjolras,” muttered Grantaire, her voice muffled by the blankets. “You are tempting me, and that is unfair of you; must I keep sleeping or come to you? Must I beg again, seeing you like that, hovering over me as gracious and fierce as Artemis, to convince you to come back besides me? You must tell me here what there is to say; i have a billions words for you, they’re all from Lesbos, stolen from the lips of a great poet who knew how to love better than most, but you know worshippers don’t choose, they mereley follow and -”

Enjolras, hesitating between fondness and amusement, decided not to choose; she decided not to think too much either. She sat back on the bed, let Grantaire blindly grab her fingers, and with a heart beating perhaps just a tad too much, she bent over and pressed her lips against Grantaire’s forehead, smiling against her skin as Grantaire hummed silently.

“I cannot stay,” she murmured. “But i have no doubt you’ll make do with this place while I’m gone.” She took a short breath, wondered if she was making the right decision and then, she brushed her Grantaire’s hair out of her face and she added: “feel free to come tonight. I know Joly and Bossuet, at the very least, will only be happier to have you by their side.”

ME:A Review

I’ve finished the main story and all ‘meaty’ sidequests (I did skip some of the tasks), so here are my thoughts on the game as a whole. And some thoughts about the Jaal romance, as that’s the one I did.

Spoiler free until after the read more, where I’ll discuss some story specific things. I loved the game, so even though I also list the negatives, I am very happy with the game overall, and if any of you are still on the fence because of the negativity we’ve seen, I’d say definitely give it a go!


Positives:

- The main story; even though some of it felt a bit predictable, I was really invested in it, and it has some great emotional moments. (I have some gripes, but I’ll discuss it more in the spoiler section)

- The crew; I loved all of them and by the end I just wanted more time with them. I know Bioware has said this isn’t a new trilogy, but I just really want Ryder and the crew back! And not like me2 where you can’t take everyone with you.

- The Angara; I was a bit disappointed that we were only meeting one new species (and the Kett I suppose), but that did give the game enough time to really establish the Angara, who they are as a species, what motivates them, and create a lot of Angaran characters who felt very real.

- Combat; it’s so much fun in this game! I’ve said it before, but really I love it. If you’ve just come out of replaying the trilogy, it’ll probably take some getting used to, but once you do, it’s a lot of fun.

- Crafting; sure it felt overwhelming at times, but once I took the time to figure out what was going on, I really enjoyed this system.

- The crew gets a lot of content. Which is good, because characters are the number one reason I play bioware games. And the content is good.

- It really felt like you were an explorer. The scale just felt bigger, and Ryder felt smaller, like you would in a new galaxy.

- I like the new ‘react now for a sudden reaction’ system. I wish there were more moments like that! Some were really tense and genuinely had me nervous about making the wrong choice.

- The sidequest felt more meaty and meaningful than da:i, and I enjoyed them.

- Havarl; that place is so gorgeous! I loved exploring it and it’s the only planet (besides 2 I can’t mention without spoilers)  of the bunch that I actually want to visit again in any possible sequel to this game.

- Kadara Port; it’s the closest Bioware has ever gotten to creating a living city (or settlement/ outpost).

- The Jaal romance, can’t speak to the others (I have seen the Reyes romance), but it was done so well it really felt like it added to my enjoyment of the game.

- Letting us colour our clothes/ armour

- Jumping! ;)


Negatives:

- While I liked playing explorer, the worlds felt so empty.

They can brag all they want about maps being bigger than da:i, but at least da:i’s areas had more than just seas of sand/ snow. There’s a reason why I loved Havarl, besides it just looking really cool, it also looked like a place I want to explore.

I’m sorry but riding around sand/ snow dunes with the nomad isn’t exploring. And the occasional enemy isn’t going to relieve the boredom of having done that for 70 hours. There was some banter in the nomad, but that ran out long before I finished the game (and yes I used different combinations of crew members) and I was just left in silence, no music, no banter, just the sound of the nomad (sound that cut out half the time). Even at the remnant sites you didn’t have to activate there was nothing going on.

I get what they were going for and I get that it’s probably partially the limitations of what systems can run right now, but then just don’t do it. Much as people hate always comparing things to TW3, you can’t deny that that game had variety in the environment that invited you to explore without resorting to huge deserts. Or deserts with red trees. Or deserts with lakes. Or snow deserts. HZD had a much smaller map, but I will always prefer that over desserts.

Beside Havarl the other two planets I liked most were Habitat 7 (or Ryder 1), which of course we couldn’t really explore except for the mission set there, and Meridian, which we couldn’t explore at all because you have to rush through it in the final mission. But those two and Havarl were the nicest planets. Just let us walk next time, stop the giant dessert maps, smaller maps is fine as long as they’re alive with plant-life, animals, and content beyond random enemies.

- Pop up everywhere

Yes, oddly enough, even though the worlds are so empty, the game still suffered from a lot of pop up. I’ll be honest, I don’t normally mind a bit of pop up, most of the time when people complain about it I just shrug… but this game man… it was insane. Grass would pop up BEHIND the nomad, whole buildings would pop up when I was just meters away from it, even when walking the grass would pop up while walking over it. People would pop up, sometimes just in front of me, sometimes in the air before the building would pop up. I’ve run it on my PC (and tried so many settings) and on my PS4 and both had the same issues, even though my PC is a lot more powerful and should be able to run it on its highest settings.

Ironically enough, the place (the interiors not included) that had the least pop up - but still some - was Havarl! The least empty of the worlds!

- The family’s story

I’ll explain in the spoiler section.

- Lazy design of NPCs.

I’m sorry, while I don’t think Bioware deserves all the negativity we’ve seen,  they do deserve criticism over the lazy designs the game is full of.

Obviously the Asari are one of the most noticeable ones… they all have the same face!!! Only Peebee gets her own face. Who okayed that? In one scene there were three Asari standing next to each other and it looked ridiculous. They couldn’t even be bothered to give Lexi her own face.

Most of the Turians are white, for some reason, not only does it make them look wildly different from what we’ve seen from Turians before, in a lot of the lighting, the white plating looks really cheap. I’m not even sure how to word it. Honestly, Garrus with his nice HD mods on PC looks better than these Turians.

I’m not sure how they designed the human characters, at times it almost looks like they used me3 CC… but there are some hideous creatures out there. Obviously Addison is the worst, just because you see her clown-faced/ doll-eyed appearance A LOT in the game. But I’ve seen others that creeped me out as well. Some just looked really bad as if they’d been imported from me1, others looked… scary…

(^^This one was so bad I saved a picture to show my bf because I can’t describe how bad this face is. Why are the eyes so close together,  why is the nose sooooo small!? Was this generated by an AI raised on Hellraiser movies!?)

- Not being able to do anything with your crew when it came to their gear, or wtf they were doing in combat… Every combo I managed was a coincidence. Also, how is it even possible that you give them fixed weapons but then in some cutscenes they don’t even have their own weapons?

- Scanning (minor gripes really)

I don’t mind scanning, and I think it’s a believable thing for the pathfinder to do. But all forms of scanning have issues.

For instance, scanning from the Tempest forces you to watch the whole animation of travelling to the point you scanned. It looks beautiful, and it’s fine for travelling to a destination, but with scanning it just becomes so tedious.

Scanning in the nomad was better, but it looked ridiculous to then see that probe hanging above the car/ land. Still, it worked fine enough.

Scanning by hand… it works fine except for some things, like it isn’t always *that* clear where it wants you to scan, and some of the quests that involve scanning need to be changed. Especially that minesweeping quest! AHH! It was the most frustrating thing in the whole game, and I’m fairly certain it just kept creating new mines because I kept finding new ones in the area I already scanned.

- The CC, yes, still. There are some amazing facial animations in the game (in a few important scenes), I think that’s why they’ve gone with this restricted CC, but I’d happily trade those few moments for a real CC.

- They could have done so much more with SAM (will discuss it further in the spoiler section)


Story discussion, and some thoughts on the Jaal romance (with SPOILERS):

Keep reading

god im so much happier without him oh my godddddddddddd on the whole like i am SO Much happier i mean i have my bad days where im really insanely sad but like??? with him i was crying every single day and now i cry maybe once a week? and i have been having moments where im genuinely happy

Congratulations Sean, I remember when I found you early 2014 and you was still quiet! But you have evolved and grew so much and matured (in a way😂)
I was barley 14 when I watched you first now in 16! yeah gotta admit my cursing would probably be better if I didn’t watch you but oh well, I am me and I swear.
I used to be the kid who was lonely and didn’t do anything and was so lazy, but now I’m going to college and taking games development what was my dream since I saw your videos and now I can!
You deserve every last subscriber and every happy moment in your life, I’m gonna say it and I know you hate it but Thankyou so fucking much séan for making me smile and laugh! I watched this video with my Sam so once again thank you for this.
I love you and respect you so fucking much!
thank you.
love Heather xx
@therealjacksepticeye

foervraengd  asked:

I am so happy this blog exists, and I already have a troubleshooting question for you: fool as I was I let a person today borrow my TWSBI Eco for a short moment. When I got it back the nib and feel were misaligned and the nib tip was bent. How the hell does one manage to bend a STEEL nib? I'm a bit sad, pen still works but is scratchy. I am considering trying to bent the nib back, since its an inexpensive pen. Any word of advice?

Oh, shit, I’m sorry to hear that! They managed to mess it up that bad in a couple minutes? What’d they do, drop it? 

It’s kinda hard to shell out advice on damaged nibs, because the sad truth is that they’re fairly delicate things. It’s certainly doable to re-align the tines if they’re slightly off, it just takes patience and a delicate touch (a magnifying glass helps, too), but if the nib’s all bent out of shape as well it might be in your best interest to have it replaced. Generally speaking TWSBI’s line is excellent for taking things apart for tinkering and maintenance, and they do sell separate nib units. The Eco, on the other hand, has a pretty unique schematic to cut down on costs, and doesn’t utilize the same screw-in units as, say, the Classic or Mini. It does, however, use the same nib, so you could conceivably buy one of those, yank the nib out of the unit and use it in your Eco…

Of course, replacement nib units for TWSBI pens run in the range of $20 - $25… Unless your Eco’s got sentimental value or it’s a limited edition, you might as well just buy a whole new one. 

THAT SAID, since you really don’t have anything to lose with the poor Eco, you might as well give it a shot to see if you can bring it back up to your own expectations. Please bear in mind, I’m neither a professional nor affiliate with any manufacturer or dealer - by making any modifications to your fountain pen you’re probably gonna void your warranty. I’m here to help as best I can, but I can’t be held responsible for any potential damage you might cause in the process of DIY repair. Please use my advice at your own discretion!

- First off, it’s probably best to empty all the ink in your reservoir. You’re gonna be touching the nib a lot and dragging it across stuff for alignment.

- Before getting to re-aligning the tines, you’ll want to bend the nib back into its original position. Use a relatively soft but supportive surface like a stack of paper and slowly apply pressure to it as you make your stroke. Be gentle and go a little bit at a time, it’s better to be patient and ease it into the right spot than go too hard and bend it the other way.

- Once the nib’s straightened out enough you can focus on tine alignment. Take a really close look at the tip to see which of them is above or below the other, and do the same as the above - more gently, and only on the one side of the nib, so you’re only applying pressure to the relevant tine. In this case you may want to push it slightly farther than you’d expect, as the tine could look right at a glance but is just caught on the other and pops back out of place once you put it to paper again. This part takes a LOT of patience and fine-tuning, even on pens that are otherwise in good shape and just need some minor fixing.

- If you’ve got some, a fine abrasive like mylar paper can push your nib over the edge and back into comfy territory. It won’t undo the scratchiness of a misaligned nib, but if anything happened to the tipping material it might not be a bad idea to give it a polish for a more uniform surface. Go ahead and ink the pen back up and run the nib in circles or a figure-8 (you can go over the same lines, the abrasive doesn’t just vanish when wet with ink or run over) a few times, then test it out on your favorite paper. Rinse and repeat and see if that gets you anywhere!

- Next time your acquaintance asks for something to write with, give ‘em a pencil.

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Lightwoodsdaily’s Appreciation Weeks ♡ Day 12
↪ Favourite Matthew Daddario Moments

Congratulations Sean

@therealjacksepticeye
Congratulations Sean, I remember when I found you early 2014 and you was still quiet! But you have evolved and grew so much and matured (in a way😂)
I was barley 14 when I watched you first now in 16! yeah gotta admit my cursing would probably be better if I didn’t watch you but oh well, I am me and I swear.
I used to be the kid who was lonely and didn’t do anything and was so lazy, but now I’m going to college and taking games development what was my dream since I saw your videos and now I can!
You deserve every last subscriber and every happy moment in your life, I’m gonna say it and I know you hate it but Thankyou so fucking much séan for making me smile and laugh! I watched this video with my Sam so once again thank you for this.
I love you and respect you so fucking much!
thank you.
love Heather xx

NO BUT CAN WE SPEND A FEW MOMENTS TO APPRECIATE HOW NONE OF USE EXPECTED TO EVER GET THIS FAR BUT IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED???? 

IT’S ONLY EPISODE 2 INDEED

OH DEAR YOU HAVE NO IDEA

WELL WHO WOULDN’T WANT THEIR SHIP TO BECOME CANON?

AND THEN THEY KISSED??

YES HE ACTUALLY MEANS A WEDDING RING

YES THEY ARE

STARTED AT THE BOTTOM AND NOW WE’RE HERE

2 EPISODES LEFT?? WHAT’S NEXT?

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Haikyuu!!! Seaon 3 Episode 10: Karasuno’s victory point.

A Farewell Letter from Wonder Girls to WonderFul

Hello Wonderful, this is Wonder Girls.
It’s already been almost 10 years since we’ve been together.
The moments that we have cried together, laughed, been sad, been happy have passed by us quickly.
Thank you for giving us memories that we will never be able to forget for the rest of our lives.
For 10 years, there were many things that happened and my heart is heavy telling all of the fans who were always on our side first and who believed in us and waited for us for those things.
I am sorry and thankful.
Because of Wonderful’s precious support, we, Wonder Girls, were able to receive a lot of love for 10 years. I’m thankful always and whenever, and again I am thankful and will cherish all of our moments deep in my heart.
Whenever we miss each other and want to see each other, i hope we can heal by listening our memory filled music. It might be hard but wherever, we will work hard to give you strength.
Thank you and thank you, and again thank you and thank you. We were so happy. Our lives were like a dream.
Please remember these moments… Until now, we were Wonder Girls.

credit: monstasx

[TRANS] BIGBANG - LAST DANCE Lyrics

Even the love that I thought would last forever faded away
Now even those common friends are leaving
As we age, I guess we become adults
Why am I so worried

People stay in the past today as well
The world spins fine without me
I think I am immature since I am still young
Why am I so foolish

The days when I was happy without anything feels like yesterday
Sure, I’ve come too far, I can’t remember it
Since it’s my first time for everything, I rush and am excited
Those memories from that time still feel like a dream to me
Where am I right now
I am going back to you as I sing this song
If I can see the beautiful you once more,
We will have our last dance as we listen to this song
Remember this moment until whenever
Just one last dance

Becoming a faded light among the stars
You also become a star and signal
Since I’ve become alone I must look lonely
Why do I keep tearing up

The days when I was happy without anything feels like yesterday
Sure, I’ve come too far, I can’t remember it
Since it’s my first time for everything, I rush and am excited
Those memories from that time still feel like a dream to me
Where am I right now

I am going back to you as I sing this song
If I can see the beautiful you once more,
We will have our last dance as we listen to this song
Remember this moment until whenever
Just one last dance

The music keeps playing
Give me a chance, I’ve been waiting here
Please just once
I promise
It won’t be that long

As I sing this song
As I sing this song
I will go back to you
If I can see the beautiful you once more,
We will have our last dance as we listen to this song
Remember this moment until whenever
Just one last dance

Last night when we danced as I held your hand
Your beautiful shining one last smile
An ecstacy with no differentiation for colors
It doesn’t fit with the world I’ve seen and felt
Last night when we danced as I held your hand
Your beautiful shining one last smile
An ecstacy with no differentiation for colors
It doesn’t fit with the world I’ve seen and felt

Translated by: kristinekwak