and it only took us minutes!

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Goodbyes are tough!

Sometimes you have to make a decision that breaks your heart; but you know it’s the best thing to do for them. Today we took Starbuck to her forever home with Polly, another blind goat with neurological issues just like Starbuck, at Goats of Anarchy. I don’t worry that she won’t be loved there; because she will be very loved; but we will miss her being part of our family. She has been with us for over 8 weeks; and we have had her since she was 20 minutes old; she has only known us! But goats, just like people, do really good with a companion and this is a good match for Starbuck. Her and Polly will be good for each other. We will miss her dearly; but we know this was the right move for her. I will post a picture of them together soon

(Meet “Starbuck”: our chocolate frosted cutie with whip cream on top!; Starbuck)

Kirishima & Kaminari: Exorcist!AU

-“Did you get your teeth all sharp like that to look more demon-y?”
“NO.”

-The only reason Kirishima is a demon in this au is because of his teeth. (Ok, maybe not the ONLY reason, but…)

-Kaminari is in the same level that Izuku is in. However, he is much clumsier. It’s kinda hilarious, actually. There are times when he’s actually pretty formidable in a fight and he gets good grades on his exams. However, he is also the one most likely to trip over his own feet or accidentally hurt himself in a fight.

-A professor had an electrified whip made especially for Kaminari in his weapons class. It took him two minutes to electrocute himself. He rarely uses it now, because he needs more training, poor boy.

-Kirishima was the second demon Kaminari summoned in his Summonings class. The first one had been pretty low-level and more beast-like than human. Kaminari was shocked and excited when he found that he could summon a human-like, upper level demon….until he learned he had to exorcise it.

-Before he could start the exorcism in class, Kiri looked the little human over and asked, “you wanna make a deal?”
Entire class: “SAY NO.”
Kaminari: “Yeah, sure!”

-The deal: Kaminari will not exorcise Kirishima and will help him get around in the human world. In return, Kirishima will not kill him and sometimes helps on exorcisms of other demons.

-Deal=marks.Kaminari and Kirishima have similar demon markings like tattoos on themselves. Kiri’s is on his hip, hidden because demons don’t like to show that they’ve made contracts with lesser beings like humans. Kaminari’s is on his collarbone.

-Kiri rushes into battles like they’re intensely fun games to him and it makes Kaminari both amused and little terrified. The first time Kiri saw Kaminari fight, however, with those electric whips crackling all around him, he couldn’t help but feel impressed. They got along pretty well after that and even started looking out for each other.

-After a while, they hardly cared about the Marks anymore. Now they stay together because they actually care about each other.

-The most serious fight they’d been in almost killed Kaminari. Kiri was so afraid that he’d lost his little human, he begged for Kaminari to wake up. The minute his eyes opened, he mumbled a groggy, “Eijirou?” and that was when Kiri kissed him for the first time.

-During nightmares, Kaminari accidentally summons Kiri to him in his sleep. Kirishima doesn’t mind.

Let me tell you about my panda mini-washer

As an apartment dweller, this is a game changer. My current apartment doesn’t have a laundry facility and the closest Laundromat about a 30 min bus ride which is just not practical. The mini-washer is a life saver

The panda mini washer hooks up to the sink, is incredibly lightweight (about 28 pounds, so light even I can lift it) and easy to use. 

It has a surprisingly large capacity. The basket from the first picture represents about one and a half loads. The jeans took up a whole load while the rest filled the bin only half way. 

Here’s the inside. The left is the washer the right is the spin dryer. Yes, it even drys.

Basically you shove your cloths into the washer, fill it up with water and let it go. I use my shower head to fill it up so it goes faster, the sink hook up took about five minutes to fill the whole tub, with the shower head is is down to a minute an a half. I do it in three wash cycles, a five minute rinse with baking soda, a five minute wash with soap and a three minute rinse with water. You have to drain and refill between each cycle so it’s a little more labor intensive than a traditional washer. 

That’s the spin dryer. It’s about half the capacity of the washer so one wash takes about two loads to dry. The spinner is much more effective than I was expecting. A three minute spin gets my cloths about 90% dry. I hang them up to air dry for that last 10%. 

The machine cost me about 150$. When you factor in two dollars for the bus, five for the machines (per week), the mini-washer pays for its self after only about six months worth of laundry. 

I’m not great at expressing emotion, but I’m hoping you can tell how excited I am.  Let me just say that the panda mini-washer is great and I highly recommend it to anyone currently using a Laundromat.  

I’m trying so hard to beat you at your own game. I want to wait to read your messages for hours, to see your messages and not reply. I wish I could play along, I thought I had it in me to act like I don’t care. To be honest I didn’t think I would ever care again.

But here I am, you took 6 hours to reply to my message and I am using every ounce of strength to not open and reply to you after only 2 minutes.

—  I hate that this is such an uneven playing field 

Lance keeps a very in depth journal of his thoughts and feelings. It includes dates, ages, times, and sometimes context snippets to help him remember. He does this in hopes that all his insecurities get transferred from himself to his little leather bound book. It usually only works for a few minutes before he just gets washed over with his feelings again. At home, he’d gradually stopped using it after he’d been getting promoted in the garrison, but he still took it everywhere he went. He’s realized that soon after becoming a paladin, he started writing in it again. He didn’t realize how bad it became until he wet from once every few days, to every day, to multiple times for the day. 

He writes in it after a particular hard day with Voltron, but Pidge finds him writing in it while alone int he training room and makes fun of him for keeping a diary. Lance feels embarrassed, so he quits it cold turkey. Soon he’s itching to write in it ll the time but stops himself. He stays up all night more often, paces his room more often, works alone in the training room. He’s health starts to deteriorate and no one really notices. Hunk asks a few ‘are you okay’s?’, but lance just pastes on a fake smile and sends him on his way. The stress of not writing and getting his feelings down on paper ends up affecting him on a mission and he gets badly hurt trying to protect the other paladins.

He wants to recover on his own, much against Coran’s and Allura’s wishes. He barely makes it to his room and passes out. Shiro and Keith come to makes sure he’s okay because Shiro’s the leader and Keith feels bad for snapping at Lance pre mission. They find him knocked out. Lance’s journal is open on the headboard. Shiro looks it over and Keith just thinks it’s dumb scribbles. The words are scratched along the 2 pages in circles, ovals and spirals. The pencil is almost down to nothing. Shiro an only make out a few words here and there. ‘I’, ‘help’, ‘can’t’, ‘worthless’, and ‘weak’ make the most appearances. 

Shiro closes the book and flips it in his hands. There’s no title. The leather is worn and the pages are old. Keith takes it from him and opens it. He flips a few pages scanning it. Shiro tries to take it back. He reasons that it’s Lance’s property, but Keith reasons that it was left open. Keith stops fighting against Shiro and looks at him with wide eyes. He hands the book over and Shiro glances over the page in confusion. He flips that page back then forward. Pages and pages of Lance’s writing. It looked much different to the page that was left open. Very elegant and slow strokes across the papers of a book filled with words that Shiro cursed himself for not realizing sooner. 

Lance had felt inferior to them, like he didn’t belong. He’d been feeling that way for weeks because of how they treated him. How they joked about him. How they pushed him off to the side for their own missions. He knew Keith was feeling the same way. They had been unconsciously pushing him away lately. Shiro had been noticing that Lance spent more time alone with the Blue Lion instead of having meals with them or training with them. 

“Sh-shiro, I- How did we not see this?” Keith hisses, guilt dripping from his words. 

“Lance, obviously has had experience with putting on an act. We’ll help him. We’ll all help him. We have to.” 

Are you telling me that Regina - the Regina Mills who rightfully didn’t want her son’s birth mother to suddenly be in her kid’s life, and who took a long time to get used to the idea of sharing him with her - is okay with Henry living with the sleazy pirate and being close to consider him a father figure?


Are you telling me that Henry - the Henry Daniel Mills who took 2/3 seasons to finally forgive his own mother - is forgiving the pirate after literally 5 minutes, and not only that you have him say “he would never hurt this family” when he literally tried to kill them all just the month before?

Are you telling me that Emma - the Emma Swan who could always see right through everyone’s lies and took crap from no one - can’t recognize the multiples times in which her bf is lying to her face, and keeps buying all the bullshit he throws at her?

And finally, are you saying that Snow - the Snow White who could immediately see that Ruby shared true love with Dorothy, and who is quick to point her finger at Rumple for treating Belle badly - can’t see how much Regina and Emma love each other, and how horrible H00k is being to her own daughter?

Yuri on Ice and my Mental Health

Wednesdays are fairly important to me at the moment.

Yuri on Ice of course drops on a Wednesday which always makes me so happy I don’t know what to do with myself.

But it’s also the day of my counselling appointment.

And increasingly those two are related.

Two weeks ago I brought up in my counselling appointment that the only thing that was breaking through my shell of numb indifference to the world, the only thing that could make me feel, was Yuri on Ice.

At the time I was embarrassed but my awesome counsellor was all “No! Embrace it and use it to help you!” and she was right. We scheduled in my responsibilities (like studying) broken up with “spend time online involved with Yuri on Ice” and it worked 

I was significantly happier this week when I went back but my balance of activities is still way out of whack so we took it a step further.  So now I have 10 minutes of studying followed by 30 minutes of “Yuri on Ice/Tumblr” time followed by another 10 minutes of studying followed by 10 minutes of “getting up and moving around the house, possibly doing chores”

It seems such a little thing but it is massively helpful and I’m looking at that like “Yeah I can do that!”

I’ve also scheduled time away from Yuri on Ice to spend time with my husband.

I’ve also scheduled time with my kid but some of that is Yuri on Ice related cause kiddo is a fan of the show as well.

Making time in my schedule and life to be involved in this fandom and not have to apologise for it or feel guilty or silly is great. I’ve been given permission to be excited and happy about this and that’s really great.

Also I talked a bit about the story and about how the main character is anxious and depressed at the beginning but the show is about him finding confidence in himself and even when he had a breakdown in episode 7 he came back and did well despite that and she said “That is a really positive message and really positive thing to have in your life.”

So all those people saying “Yuri on Ice cured my depression”? Guess what? Yuri on Ice might LITERALLY cure my depression…or at least put it back into remission.

INTP trying to go to bed
  • INTP: alright INTP nice job today, you actually got all your work done and it's only 10pm! time to treat yourself and go to bed and get some extra sleep. we all know you could use it
  • brain: wow look at this cool cat video why don't you watch it
  • INTP: pfft sure it's only a minute why not
  • INTP: okay now that I've watched this cat video let's go to bed
  • brain: no go write a story, you've had that idea for one for a while
  • INTP: hm writing does help me relax before bed
  • INTP: *spends three hours writing* dang that took a while, time to sleep
  • brain: but wait look at these theories of time isn't wikipedia amazing
  • INTP: ok now that i've had an existential crisis let me go to bed
  • INTP: please
  • brain: no
  • INTP: why
  • INTP: it's right there
  • INTP: i can just walk over to it and lay down and close my eyes
  • brain: ughhhuguhgu too much work :/
  • INTP: it's literally two feet away i could be asleep in five minutes
  • brain: oooorrrr...you could watch this hillary clinton remix
  • INTP: please let me sleep
  • brain: the ten hour version
Some quick musings on the new update

thelostspecial.com

Here is the text, with my first thought comments in bold:

I was going to draw this out longer but the truth is, I’m bored.

OK

There is no Lost Special. There never was, and there never will be.

And you know this objectively?

Once again, in their need to keep this midnight train going, TJLC fans created something out of nothing.

Even if that is that case, why do you care?

Seeing this obsession with “The Lost Special,” even though series 4 was clearly over, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to run a sociological experiment with a vicious fandom in denial.

Steven brought it up, not us.  Also, even if the series is over, that doesn’t mean it’s over.  They’ve repeatedly said they have through series 5 mapped out. It was only in December 2016 they started hinting at “we don’t know, this could be it.” Sure Jan.

My poorly assembled website took not more than twenty minutes to cobble together (as some people rightly pointed out) and very little effort to maintain.

This is a lie.  

“By the pricking of my thumbs (something wicked this way comes)”- I edited an ominous message into the code and title, referencing the Macbeth quote used in The Six Thatchers. It was strange to see how many people didn’t recognise the “pricking” quote and even criticised the website because it allegedly didn’t call back to Sherlock in any way- except that I was directly quoting a series 4 episode.

Except most of us did recognize this?  What about your dancing man code reference to Unto the Breach?

Watching fans defend how shoddy the website is, in their need for thelostspecial to be real was especially funny. It was also funny to see the people who guessed the website was fake and said as much, but didn’t even care because they desperately needed something to hold onto, with Sherlock over.

Whichever, why do you care?  Why would it be funny to you?

Then there’s the people who clocked that thelostspecial.com wasn’t “real”… and yet never question their own dedication to TJLC and/or the existence of a fourth episode of series 4, concepts entirely created by Tumblr.

The lost special site was only one of hundreds of indications something is fucky.  

 Anyhow. Next, I threw a random bunch of numbers and photos out there to see how people would scramble and react, and you didn’t let me down. Mostly I chose the first photo I found of a character that I liked the look of, in Google; there wasn’t real logic. I re-used some images out of laziness. I used an online generator to make the Dancing Men/Henry V code post.

So the meanings we found in everything, tying it somehow back to Sherlock, or ACD canon, or anything else were all coincidences?  

What do we say about coincidences?

40, 27, kra, the various “hints” you think you found on the website and found countless possible meanings of, they were chosen at random. Even the elephant photo was chosen at random. It wasn’t until after I edited it into the main website photo that I discovered the poor thing was named Mary and had been shot and executed for killing a man (on 9.13.16. Everyone overthought that one too much.)  So I used that info because it was serendipitous. “The universe is rarely so lazy?” Friends, the universe is often lazy.

“They were chosen at random.”  “The universe is rarely so lazy?

Sure Jan.

When I added a black image with five pixels of colour to the website, you did not let me down. People played with the image until they became convinced it was QR code spelling something out. It was just five meaningless pixels of nothing, created in MS Paint.

Yet you did the whole thing in 20 minutes.

The static gif was taken from a YouTube video of TV static from some movie, with an old Moriarty close-up thrown in.

We know, 28 days later.  With Moriarty loaded in.  Again, whole thing in 20 minutes.

The photo of John and Sherlock sitting in the watery 221B, I got it from Farfarawaysite.com, and scaled it down a little because the photo was large. That’s it. I didn’t change the proportions in any way, or alter the colours, or add anything to the photo. Anything you saw in it, you imagined. I left the big black header on the website as a hint to keep your eye on those, since the thing I changed on 2/11 was in the similar Twitter header.

”That’s it. I didn’t change the proportions in any way, or alter the colours, or add anything to the photo. Anything you saw in it, you imagined.”

Like Murderous Mary being photoshopped into the back picture? Sure Jan: http://whimsicalethnographies.tumblr.com/post/156824256785/221bloodnun-whimsicalethnographies

I changed the plain black header of the Twitter to a black one with a word embedded in it. The profile photo was changed to a plain black photo with XX hidden in it. No one bothered checking it, though clearly the account was active again, so I changed the profile photo to show the Xs, as a hint to look deeper. Finally people found the “clue” today, not that it matters. The word spelled out there is another blind alley that leads nowhere.

Then accept all our follow requests.  

MMTE: The source code message was a hint toward Murderous Mary the Elephant, which some of you guessed but no one looked for it.

murderousmarytheelephant.tumblr.com

(Don’t bother trying to access it, there’s nothing in there.)

DON’T LOOK NOTHING TO SEE HERE, EVEN THOUGH THERE’S A PASSWORD.

There was no set schedule for changes to thelostspecial. I used intermittent reinforcement to keep people frustrated but coming back for more. That’s why I added and removed things at unexpected times. There is no pattern.

Ok?

For people wondering, wow, why would anyone take so much time to do this? Well, I didn’t. Creating the plain black squares with a few letters, throwing a message into the source coding,  and uploading the new website photo of John and Sherlock took maybe 5 minutes. Creating a side blog with no posts and keeping it private takes one minute.

Except the photoshopping you DID do as established would have taken more.  Even searching for the first image you found would have taken time.

Overall, it takes less than twenty minutes a week to do this, once it was set up, because really? You do all the work for me. You all did what TJLCers do best- you took a bunch of random data, inflated it into something much more complicated than it really was, and created your own narrative out of it. Even knowing it might be nothing, and was probably just a fan-made site, you’ve still allowed yourselves to get worked up over it and allowed yourselves to hope. You’re reading into nonsense and finding clues where there are none, and naturally most of those “clues” pointed exactly where you wanted them to point to. Confirmation bias at its finest.

Well all I get from this is that we’re smarter than you are.

Learn from this.

Stop falling into conspiracies. Trust yourself when you can see that something isn’t real or likely. Alternately, find something that doesn’t make you feel sad or heartbroken.

Seriously?  “Trust yourself when you can see that something isn’t real or likely.”

Instincts are to be trusted, John.  

Also, my instincts have gotten me into a pretty good place. I’ll keep trusting them, thanks, and they tell me something is fucky.  We’ve seen this episode before.  

Goddamn you’re arrogant.

A few final notes:

“And in conclusion *jerk off motion*

I was somewhat entertained by the several dozen times people attempted to reset the password for the website and access the control panel. If I was petty, I would’ve logged your IPs and reported you to your ISP. (Don’t worry, I didn’t. I don’t care that much.)’

You cared enough to look.  

I didn’t send the “mole” anons or any other messages on Tumblr. I think other fans decided to join the game. I imagine they’ll continue until they get bored, too.

Read: I can’t say why everything else is fucky too.  Must be more people like me.

The only twitter account connected to thelostspecial.com is twitter.com/thelostspecial. I have no idea who runs the “contact” twitters but I’m positive they’re fan accounts. (If you think BBC-sanctioned accounts would post like that, I have a bridge to sell you.) As for my twitter, I set up the thelostspecial twitter account, followed some BBC-related accounts and left it alone for a week while TJLC fans went wild trying to suss out who I was following. That’s all I did with it.

Then accept my follow request.  Seriously, YOU’RE SO CLEVER I need to follow you to learn your secrets.

I didn’t start thelostspecial Instagram account. Someone else did that, I don’t know who.

Nobody asked.  Actually, I didn’t even know there was an instragram account.  Did anyone else know?

And if you enjoyed hunting, try a legitimate online riddle game, such as Amnesya.com for a challenge! All the fun, none of the TJLC and fandom “fucky” business.

Well, since you brought up “fucky business,” why are they screenshots of the Shrewd Living posts in the “Museum?” Did you do that too? Wow.  In charge of a scam website.  Oh, you don’t know about that?  Then why put it in there?  Why, John?

Nah.

Sherlock Series 4 is over. This is the end.

Thanks for playing TheLostSpecial! Goodbye and God bless.

Seriously, we’ve seen this episode before.

WE’VE SEEN THIS EPISODE BEFORE.

What Happened to the Isobel Cup Handles
  • As the 1st ever winners of the cup, the Pride felt entitled to at least part of it and took the handles when no one is looking
  • Even more likely, the handles were stolen by the Whale, because in case you haven’t noticed, all that ocean water has made the whale incredibly salty. 
  • Meghan Bozek is using them in place of sticks to play fetch with her dog
  • Dani Rylan wanted to make the cup resemble Lord Stanley a little more and removed them herself at the last minute
  • USA hockey is holding them hostage until the USWNT players agree to play at Worlds
  • Harrison Browne is using them to test if his brownies are ready to come out of the oven. They’re a great baking tool. 
  • Brenda Andress tried to steal the cup in an effort to sabotage the NWHL final but she realized that it would be difficult to sneak an entire cup out of the building so she panicked and took only the handles
  • The riveters have them and are using them to make a protest sign that says ‘tr*mp can’t handle the presidency’ because they’re riveters and not even women’s hockey players are above puns
  • Krusher ate them
  • Anya Battaglino removed them and put them in her mouth to do a walrus impression and they’ve been sent away to be sanitised

some of my favourite tags in the reblogs of my “baze leaving for years is total bullshit” post

#is this like an odyssey thing ? where baze tried desperately to get back to chirrut but had to endure 10 years of shenanigans (thanks to the#empire) until he could finally get back ????#cause this is literally the only way i’ll accept this (via @minamoonrock​)

#baze took a 10 min walk to calm down#and Chirrut exaggerates saying every minute without him was like a year#baze: I literally did a loop around the neighborhood I bought us a snack#Chirrut: HOW COULD YOU LEAVE (via @reginakipling)

#their argument was who loves the other most (via @makemestone)

5

Airport Shutdowns Confirm - People Power will bring Trump down!

by Sara Flounders, Workers.org

Tonight was a vibrant display of People Power. I was among many thousands of protesters at JFK International Airport in New York City.

Trump’s executive order, a racist ban on Muslims traveling from 7 countries, who are targets of the U.S. military, unleashed a firestorm. News swept the country that passengers from targeted countries with Visas were stopped at U.S. customs and were not permitted to enter the United States. The speed of Trump’s proclamation was intended to demoralize and overwhelm the whole population. The opposite happened!

Every minute of tonight was an incredible, empowering experience! Even going out to the airport other passengers on the platform as we waited for the subway and then on the subway cheered us and shook our hands, took pictures, posed next to us and wished us success. Usually, you only get stony stares or fearful glances if you are on a subway with other protesters carrying signs to a demonstration.

When we switched from the subway to the AirTrain to get out to JFK airport police formed a line to try to stop us. Only people with airline tickets would be permitted through the turnstiles. Our chants of “When Muslim Lives Are Under Attack, What do we do? Stand Up! Fight Back” was picked up by hundreds of people who were stopped. They finally backed down as we all chanted non-stop “Shut It Down! Shut It Down!”

This is when we suddenly realized that we would not just be a few hundred people at the Airport. Many thousands were on their way and were refusing to be stopped. With chants, cheers and raw determination they just swept past the police.

The entire International Arrivals Terminal was overwhelmed by the demonstrators. They lined the railing of the parking garages and blocked the traffic on the roads.

Even while chanting, everyone was also on their phones – texting, tweeting, networking, connecting to friends to hurry out to the airport to challenge Trump’s anti-Muslim Travel Ban.

Information swept the crowds and jumped over social media. Airport workers waved and cheered. The taxi drivers, so many of them immigrants, had called a work stoppage on trips to the airport in solidarity with the actions and against the ban.

The protests went viral! Word came of protests at airports across the U.S. Each protest, each city, its own eruption.

Then Federal Judge Ann Donnelly at U.S. District Court in Brooklyn granted a stay or stop of deportations of all those detained on entry to the U.S. at airports nationwide. This was a legal action filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. Minutes later Federal Judge Leonie Brinkema in Alexandria VA issued a temporary restraining order to block for 7 days the removal of green-card holders detained at Dulles International Airport.

These rulings are a short legal pause propelled by sudden massive pressure from below.

Today was a giant step in a protracted struggle. The massive protests on January 20 and 21 gave new confidence.

But the lesson of today is that only the power of the people can force the courts to act. It is a valuable lesson. It is becoming increasingly clear to millions of people that voting won’t help them. The whole established order is frozen in crisis. Only massive people’s resistance can take on and take down Trump and his appointed nest of vipers.

Photos: Kevin Bannon; @J20resist

@ all people, who think soukoku didn’t get enough time and think it’s unfair or @ those who think the anime should have included “Chuuya’s exhale” before using corruption…

the Kunikida and Tanizaki fight against Lovecraft and Steinbeck got reduced to maybe 4 minutes. I want to say this was a defining character scene for Tanizaki, that got rushed over.

the anime took away some of Lucy’s importance to the plot. Not only did she save Atsushi from Moby Dick but also did she gave him the idea of cooperating with the mafia. We don’t know what might happen if she hadn’t said that

The anime left out all sympathy Steinbeck had for Q. They took away his redeeming personality traits. The moment he told Q, that God doesn’t love him, he said that to himself as well as it can be seen in later chapter. Anime watcher probably think of him as a huge asshole

They cut out everything about this. This is such an important moment. It shows how truly affected Kunikida still is by this event. And that Sasaki’s and Rokuzo’s death are motivating and pushing him to save people. But also did the anime create a plothole since Kunikida wasn’t cursed even tho he should have been since he attacked Steinbeck’s grapes


but ok, if Chuuya’s breathing is that one thing you would like to change, then go on

The anime didn’t give the characters, that arent Atsushi or Dazai, enough depth and shine imo… The pacing in the 2nds season is awkward and it’s keeping the anime from being an amazing show :/

because our SoSoo ship went down so tragically, i’ll just choose to think about the parts of their moments together  we didn’t get to see

1.) in episode 14 when So took Soo out stargazing on her birthday, they probably continued to hold hands on their way to their spot (after Soo placed her hand on So’s hand like that, I can’t imagine So just letting it go)

2.) in episode 14 when they shared their first mutual kiss, none of us know how long that kiss lasted, just imagine their smiling faces after that kiss, with So being a giddy little puppy because finally she’s all his

3.) in episode 16 during their reunion, they spent two nights together and we only got to see 6 minutes of it, playing with shadows and feeding each other. what about their little talks in between? catching up on what happened to each other for the past 2 years? getting dressed in front of each other because that room was so small? So trying to sneak in some cuddle time every 2 minutes? because we all know his thing about back hugs

4.) in episode 16 during their stargazing, you can’t tell me the only conversation they had was about Pegasus. they probably just randomly mentioned trivial things that didn’t really matter but both found it interesting just because the person talking about it meant the world to them. probably laughing at each others’ stupidest jokes like a bunch of idiots. how long do you think were they intertwined like that before Ji Mong arrived?

5.) in episode 17 when Soo fell asleep in So’s room, she woke up lying down with a blanket over her when in fact it was So who fell asleep on her lap. imagine So waking up, carrying her carefully into a lying position and lovingly putting a  blanket over her, smiling sweetly at his love’s sleeping face before leaving for king/emperor duties

6.) in episode 17 when So would work in Soo’s room, or eat dinner with her, their conversations were so cute and full of fluff i bet that lasted the whole time So was there, because they bicker like an old married couple most of the time and it wouldn’t be a surprise. it would’ve been so cute to see So having to leave her room because it was getting late, and they say “good night” and “sleep well” to each other (ugh the feels)

7.) and just basically in the early episodes up until episode 8 when they would accidentally run into each other or when they go on little walks together, they never show us what happens before they part, but i’m 100% sure So walks Soo back to the palace or back to her room because he’s a gentleman like that and he is the sweetest little puppy ever

i choose to remember them like this, because i refuse to believe it was a love wasted

i know they’ll remember these memories between them forever and ever, and so will i

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The West Virginia Flood of 2016 (Pt. 1)

Recently I took a sunday afternoon drive to Clendenin, West Virginia. Clendenin is a town in Kanawha County that was one of many areas that were affected by the flooding that occurred last summer when around 10 inches of rain fell in a 12 hour period. When it was all said and done 23 people lost their lives, 6 of those being in Kanawha County. It was one of the worst floods in West Virginia history and the deadliest flash flood in the US since the 2010 flooding in Tennessee. The destruction was so severe and widespread that the governor declared a state of emergency for 44 of the 55 counties in West Virginia.

Flooding in Appalachia is a subject that hits deep with me. The summer before my senior year of high school a flash flood hit southern West Virginia where I lived in Wyoming County. I wasn’t home at the time but the way my mother tells it the flooding only lasted about 20 minutes. That’s all it took. 20 Minutes for 4 feet of muddy water from the overflowing Guyandotte River to rush through our house and destroy everything we had. The river was at the end of our dead end street and normally didn’t have a depth of more than a few feet, but that day it had crested at 18-20 feet in places. During the actual flooding I was a few miles outside of town riding an atv through the mountains with a friend. Up until that point in my 17 years on this planet I had never been on an atv and I was having the time of my life speeding through the southern West Virginia landscape. To this day the irony kills me that while I was off enjoying myself, everything I had acquired in life was being destroyed.  

When I arrived in Clendenin I was shocked to see it still in the shape that it was in. The flood happened in June of 2016, here it was January 2017 and it appeared as if the river had just ran through a couple of weeks ago. Piles of people’s belongings stacked in front of ruined homes, trash carried by the river hanging from tree limbs, rows of closed businesses, and that stench of dampness and mold. All the terrible memories I had from the flood of 2001 came crashing back. It really makes me sick to think of all the money that is spent on something like a presidential campaign, where one person is basically just saying “look how much of an asshole my opponent is”, when that same amount of money could easily be put to an area such as this and help people rebuild their lives.

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Very belatedly, I also made a not-so-quick tutorial that consists of almost the entire process of making this last gifset, if you’d like to learn how to make your own Critical Role gifsets very easily! Only free software is used; the video description has links to downloads. This is a super pared-down and simplified version of gif-making; the gifset was ten gifs from nine different episodes and took only about 35 minutes to make.

I’d love to see more people making gifs, so lemme know if you run into any trouble along the way and I’ll be happy to help!

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This has been one phenomenally crappy week. TGIF!!!! 

Sometimes, an outfit just feels too quick and easy for me. This is one of them. I like how it turned out, but it only took me about 10 minutes to get dressed. I’ll take that as a win?

Also, I mentioned that I’m standing up a real website. That is for real going to be coming! I’ve registered a domain and everything :) Now to hope I have interesting things to say… lol!

If anyone knows anything about Weebly website design, and wants to pitch in to help me design my site (it would be for free, because I can’t pay) let me know! I could use the help as I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed.

Get the look!

Cardigan

Tights

Flats

Dress

Lipstick

The Signs as SpongeBob Quotes

Aries: “Evil! EEEEEEVVIILL!”

Taurus: “This isn’t your average everday darkness, this is … advanced darkness" 

Gemini: "The Krusty Krab pizza! Is the Pizza! For you and me!”

Cancer: “I’ll have you know that I stubbed by toe last week and only cried for 20 minutes”

Leo: “Soiled it. Soiled it. Soiled it. Soiled it.

Virgo:  “It took us three days to make that potato salad. THREE DAYS!”

Libra:  “Am I a pretty girl?”

Scorpio:  “F is for fire that burns down the whole town. U is for urananium, BOMBS! N is for no survivors!”

Sagittarius: “Chocolate? Chocolate! CHOCOLATE!!!!

Capricorn: “Ravioli Ravioli, give me the formuoli”

Aquarius: “Remember: licking doorknobs is illegal on other planets”

Pisces:  “The best time to wear a striped sweater…is all the time”