and make a friendly suggestion to go do so

anonymous asked:

heyyy! okay so i am just completely new to this and i really dont even know where to start. is there anyway you could help me out by telling me what i should research or literally anything you can tell me would be helpful too.

I’m going to assume you are talking about the green path specifically, and not witchcraft in general. There’s a lot of generic how-to guides on tumblr on witchcraft, so I’m going to give you something a bit more specific. Sooo here it goes! :)


~Nai’s Guide to Beginner Green Witchcraft~

1)Start a journal. Write it in everytime you study. I call mine a Book of Mirrors, because I’m reflecting on what I have learned/read. Anytime you have new ideas or thoughts about a concept, write them down. This helps you process and remember the information, and sometimes you’ll find that while writing you’ll make connections to previous things you’ve written about. It’s not your grimoire, it’s your workbook, where you place your field notes to sift through later to put into your grimoire.  I like using an a5 sized notebook that has about 200 pages or so in it.

2) Read as much as you can. Ask questions to as many people as you can, even if it’s just online. As much knowledge is available to you, look for it, and read it with a level of skepticism. Reflect on it in your journal. There’s a lot of rules and explanations on how things work in different practices, and many contradict each other. Don’t read something and take it at face value, make sure you find out why and understand the reasoning.

Don’t know what to read? Look online for reviews and then just pick something. Go to goodreads or amazon. See what stands out and read up on it. You’ll get a better idea of your interests that way. The first book I read was Green Witchcraft by Ann Moura, which is a bit (a lot) disorganized, and has some historical innaccuracies due to her accounts being from word of mouth passed down in her family. But it sparked my interest and gave me a starting point, and that’s really all you need. Don’t focus so much on “What is the best way” because there’s no answer for that. You have to figure it out yourself.

3) Practice shielding, daily if you can. This is the best best best way to start trying to practice with energy work, because it can’t really backfire on you, and you need to know how to do it anyways. At worst your protection is just going to be a bit weak. Now there are hundreds of methods to this, so I suggest researching that to find a method that works great for you.

4) Research local plant life. See what’s invasive, what needs to be cared for or is in short supply. Find out what is harming the environment in your area, and if there is a way you can make your life more ethical. I say ethical instead of environmentally friendly, because people are living creatures too, and they should concern you just as much. You don’t have to be a martyr or put yourself through undue hardship, just see if there’s anywhere you can improve. Look up magickal properties and safety precautions. DO NOT CONSUME ANYTHING WITHOUT FIRST KNOWING EXACTLY WHAT IT IS. If a plant is totally foreign it’s actually best to not even touch it, ask anyone who didn’t know what poison ivy looks like. Plants are medicines. They have contraindications and dosages. Some are extremely poisonous.

5) If you don’t have any, some basic garden knowledge is something you’re going to want. The plants physical needs are very very very important.

6) Speaking of plant research, double and triple check all of your sources. There’s plenty of “good” herbal books out there that fail to mention certain things, or flat out mix up information and plant names. Given that a lot of beneficial plants have poisonous counterparts that look similiar, this is really, really, important.

7) Go into your yard and talk to the plants out there - they live right by you, it’s okay to go say hi! Don’t have a yard? Go pick yourself up a potted plant. If you are particularly sunlight access starved, there are a lot of indoor low light plants, you can find something. Introduce yourself, ask if you can talk. See if you can sense a response! It’s okay if you don’t. Some plants are just quiet and won’t “talk” until they know you, and sometimes you just can’t “hear” them yet. It takes practice! I put those words in quotes because it’s not like you’re going to hear sentences outloud. It’s like suddenly feeling an emotion, or a texture, like soft and warm, or prickly and sharp (which means they want to be left alone, by the way). Keep this relationship up. Tend to them, leave offerings if you find yourself developing a working relationship, or if you harvest some of the plant for use. A good rule is to not take more than 30% of the mass, unless you’re growing the crop specifically for consumption, like vegetables and the like.


Starting these steps should really get your foot in the door on how green witchcraft works and how it will work for you. My practice is really personal, I do things a specific way that I developed myself when it comes to casting spells. The best I can do is send you on a path to figure it out for yourself. Take this as a gentle guide, not a hard rule book, and good luck on your journey! <3 

anonymous asked:

What did you do to make the quality not go to shit, if you don't mind me asking?

The biggest culprit was likely the fact that I am dumb and didn’t think to resize my images to something more reasonable. Tumblr is much more friendly to 540px images than 1920 ones. u_u I also tweaked a couple of the options when I was saving it, I don’t actually know what most of those words mean or what the functions do, but Cae is the graphics expert queen so I just did what she suggested. ^^;

(sorry for the slow response, am currently farming pants.)

X-Files Fic: Sasquatch Domesticus

Rating: PG-13
Timeline: Post-MASMTWM
Summary: @crossedbeams sent me an absolutely brilliant prompt, asking me to write a fic where Scully acquires a ridiculously large, out-of-control dog, and convinces Mulder to let it stay.  What Rose didn’t know is that I have my own ridiculously large, out-of-control dog, which made writing this fic too much fun for me to keep it as short as I’d originally planned.  So this is for Rose, and, of course, for Drogo, my own special moose.

Mulder’s cell phone rings just as he’s turning onto the long gravel driveway up to the house.  He answers without glancing at the screen, already knowing who it’ll be.

“Mulder, it’s me.”  He grins.

“Hey, Scully, miss me already?”  He can almost hear her rolling her eyes over the phone.

“We’ve got a problem at the animal shelter,” she says, not bothering to respond to his teasing.  "They’ve got almost all the dogs processed and settled in… but there’s one left, and they don’t have room for him.“  

This doesn’t surprise Mulder.  Earlier this afternoon, he and Scully closed the file on one Mr. David Puckett, a man who believed that the spiritual energies emanating from his property were attracting animals from all over the neighborhood.  An investigation failed to turn up evidence of any such phenomenon… but what it did turn up were seventeen cats, four goats, a large, brown cow, a Shetland pony, and thirty-six dogs.  All packed into a half-acre fenced lot in a quiet suburban D.C. neighborhood.  

The stench had been unspeakable.

In spite of Mr. Puckett’s stubborn insistence that all of the animals had found their way to his property of their own volition, it quickly came to light that the pony, the cow, and several of the dogs had been reported stolen from local farms.  Mr. Puckett had been arrested, and the unclaimed animals had been carted off to local shelters, where they would be checked for microchips and matched against missing animal reports from local veterinarians.  But with so many animals, and most shelters already near their capacity, it’s not a surprise that there’s one poor mutt left out in the cold.

"Poor guy,” says Mulder sympathetically.  "Do they know if he has a chip yet?“

"No, no chip,” says Scully.  "And it’s after five on a Friday evening, so most of the vets’ offices are closed.  They won’t be able to call around to see if anyone’s missing him until Monday morning.“

"They can’t double up a couple of dogs in their cages for a few days?” asks Mulder.

“No, they really, really don’t have space for him, Mulder,” says Scully.  Mulder pulls to a stop in front of the house and climbs out of his car.  In the front window, he can see Daggoo, balanced on the back of the couch, looking out at him, wagging his tail furiously.  The little Jack Russell mix is Scully’s, in theory, a poorly-thought-out acquisition following a case last month.  When Scully made the spur-of-the-moment decision to steal the little dog, she had neglected to first check the pet policy at her building.

So now, Mulder has a dog.

He doesn’t mind, not really.  Daggoo is good company, and an equally good excuse for Scully to spend more and more time out at the house.  He’s sweet, friendly, and gets along well with other dogs, so Mulder doesn’t hesitate to make his suggestion.

“Why don’t you bring him out here, Scully?” he says.  "Just for the weekend.  The shelter can try and find out who he belongs to on Monday.“  He hears Scully’s sigh of relief through the phone.

"That’s exactly what I was hoping you would say,” she says.  "Which is why I’m already on my way out there.“  He laughs.

"What were you going to do if I said no?” he asks.

“I knew you wouldn’t,” she says.  "I’ll be there in a half hour, okay?“


Mulder is sitting on the porch, Daggoo at his side, when Scully’s ridiculously oversized SUV turns off the main road and begins to wind up the drive towards the house.  Daggoo leaps to his feet, barking and dancing in excited circles, taking off down the porch steps as Scully parks the car and climbs out.  She turns and opens the back door… and Daggoo comes to a halt so quickly, Mulder swears he can almost hear screeching brakes.

Scully leans into the backseat.  "Come on, boy,” she coaxes, holding out a hand.  "Come on, it’s just Daggoo, he won’t hurt you.“  Mulder catches up to Daggoo and pulls him back.  He peers into the car, expecting to see a little dog cowering in the corner… and his mouth drops open.  He can’t even see Scully’s backseat.

"Scully,” he says, “that is not a dog.”

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Fair ( Team x Alec x Reader) Imagine

“We just cant let them kill him” Izzy said to you, Clary and Jace. “We all know that’s what Lydia is going to do him.” Izzy was freaking out thay Lydia and them were taking a hold of Merliorn, Isbelle seelie friend. Izzy was right, The Clave will do anything to get information from someone even more so with downworlders.

“What do you plan on us to do?” Jace asked

“Go against The Clave just this once. They’ll never know it was us” Izzy said looking helpless. You hated seeing your best friend this way, you would do anything to make her happy.

“I’ll do it” You said

“We will too” Clary also said speaking for her and Jace.

‘But what do you plan on us doing? Theres going to be so many of them and four of us. Plus we don’t even know when its all going down.” Jace mention.

“Clary do you think we could get Luke and the Pack to help us with this?. Also the vampries we could used their help too. We could get Simon to help us convice them” Izzy suggest

“Umm Izzy how do you plan on getting them to work together? They aren’t exactly friendly with each other” you asked.

‘Duh a common intrest, they both dislike The Clave” Izzy said. “Now you two go and get them on board while we go find out the details” she told Clary and Jace.

“You sure were doing this?” Jace asked before they left.

“Postivte” Izzy answerd as you both watched the two of them walk out of the institute doors.

“What’s your plan to get the informtation?, no one is going to tell us about it.” You said

“Well you know I was hoping you were going to be my brother best friend still and get it out of him. It tells you everything Y/N  he can’t he even lie to you. Act like the fight never happened” Izzy said with a hopeful look on her face. You had to help her after everything she had done for you.

“Fine, I’ll do it but only for my best friend” you told her.

“Thank you Y/N. I know you aren’t fond of my brother at the moment.” Izzy said while giving you a hug. “ That’s what friends are for”.


  You went to the traning room, you knew that’s exactly where Alec would be. He had to get ready for the misson and you knew he would need to be perpared and training was one of the things.

‘Do you want a partner?” You asked Alec as you walked into the traning room. He stopped hitting the punching bag and turn to look at you.

“I thought you were mad at me?” He questioned

“I am but what’s the best way to let my anger out on you then fighting you” you said with a laugh. “So are you going to let me” Alec stared at you for a moment then said “Yeah come on”

You both walked up to the mat. You knew that asking him about his day with the use of your puppy dog eyes would make him spill but as much as you needed to do this a part of you knew that this would deystoed his trust in you. As Alec and You started to swing at each other you asked him.

“So what did my best friend do without me today?”

“Nothing much just something for The Clave” He repiled blocking a hit from you.

“Really come Alec what did you do?”

“You know I can’t answer that Y/N” Alec said going to kick you but you jump back.

“Don’t you trust me?” you questioned him puttng a frown on your face so he would think you were upset and give in and tell you.

“Yeah of course I do, it was just about how I and a few others are taking Merliorn to the Silent Brothers tonight to questions him about what he knows” Alec said jumping back trying to catch his breath. You saw this as a opportunity to kick his legs. Which sent him flying to the ground.

“I guess you need a little more partices before you go” You said laughing while taking slip of your water and heading out of the room.

“Where are you going?” Alec asked

“Izzy’s room, were going to a party tonight and she going to get me ready” You told him as you left.


  “Are they on board?” you asked as you walked into Izzy room and saw her there with Clary and Jace.

“Yes, their willing to do it, What about you did you get it” Jace said

“Yeah Alec said that him and a few shadowhunters were brining him there tonight” You answerd

“Okay let’s get ready to go” Clary said as you all started to get ready.

  You guys walked into the main room headed towards the door when I voice called your name. You all turn to see it was Alec.

“Oh no” Izzy whisper

“Don’t worry” you munble to her as you walked up to Alec.

“What do you need?” you asked Alec as you crossed your arms.

“Where are you going?” he demand with a serious look on his face.

“To a party, I told you about this while we were training” you said rolling your eyes at him.

“Who’s party?” he questioned even farther.

“Umm, who’s party are we going to again Jace?” you asked him. You couldn’t think of a name so you needed Jace to cover for you.

“Magnuse Bane’s remember him Alec, he’s a warlock we have met before” Jace said. Alec thought for a moment and then said “Yeah I remember him, just try and not to get caught sneaking out to a party by anyone else.” Alec then left. Finally you all could leave.

“That was good one Y/N that you mention it ealier” Izzy said

‘Yeah I know, now who wants to party” you said as you all walked out laughing.


   “Are for sure doing this” Jace asked you guys and the vampries and werewovles standing behind you.

“Yes” everyone shouted at once.

“So were off’ Jace said.

You guys were all being split up. Vampries from the left, werewovles from right and you guys were going straight in. You had to get to them before they got into the Silent Brothers place. As you guys walked one by one shadowhunters were getting knock out. From a far you could see Alec walking away from the rest of the group, probably looking for the rest of his group.

“I’ll take Alec, the rest of you go get Merliorn from the others” you shouted as you started to run in the other direction.

“Y/N what are you doing here?” Alec you thought you turn to see him looking at you in confuse. He was holding on to his brow bag. You knew to get it off his back you had to flick something at hiim. Your knife.

“Alec I’m sorry”

“What’s go-“ he went to speak but you throwing your knife at his bag made him stop. His bag fell to the floor along with your knife.

“WHAT ARE YOU DOING!” He yelled. “I have to get Merliorn to the Silent Brothers.”

“ I can’t let you do that” You said as you block his path.

“You’re the reason my team is missing” He said to his teeth “Who else is with you, you couldn’t do this on your own”

“I don’t tell people sercets” you said with a grinned you were mocking him.

“I thought I could trust you. You do know your going against your own people right” He questions getting closer to you

“Come any closer Alec and I will have to fight you. Me and you both know how it ended last time.” You spoke, Alec then took a step towards you and you jump at him. You both fell to the ground swinging at each other you getting hit a few times but him getting hit the most.

“How could you?” he asked trying to pinned you down

“Friends do this type a thing for each other” you said as you pinned Alec to ground looking at him in the face. Here you were fighting one of your best friends, but you knew in this station that you and the others were doing what was right. Then you heard the whistle. It was one of the others saying that the mission was done and that you could clear out. You quicky jump to your feet running over to get your knife before you left.

“If you walk away from me right now, you’re no longer one of us. You’ll be one of them and that will mean I’ll have to treat you like one of them” Alec said. You knew he meant a trailer but you didn’t care you just ran back to the others.

talesfromthecrepe  asked:

I'm really sorry about those jerks, especially when you go so far when it comes to making people feel safe. I remember you saying that you tag certain ships separately, that's super kind!!

Thanks sweetheart! :) I do, yes! I try to keep my blog as safe and friendly as I can for everyone. That’s a big thing for me! If anybody ever feels like I could better tag my stuff, my ask is always open for suggestions. ♡♡♡

I spent over two months
Fighting with the website, phone line, Kaiser’s local office and regional branch, being on hold for over an hour multiple times, at least three 3-way calls
Yesterday I discover the Oregon health care website, on accident, after an article my dad linked me to talked about free dental projects and I went to Google for one and the community outreach project from the Oregon Association of dentists or whatever it’s called suggested trying to get on ONE
And I go oh cool, lemme just check eligibility
And I make under the line for Oregon, even though I make over the national line
So I apply
And the only reason that takes me over ten minutes is the site isn’t very mobile friendly so I have to go do it on the computer
Boom, instant verification, I have coverage starting the first Monday in April.
Months of grief, instantly fixed, oh hey I have free health care again, boom.
So I get an email from them today saying there should be a message in my online message center and I’m just like oh shit now what
Made worse when there’s not actually any message there
So I call them
“Higher than normal call volume” message plays
I brace myself and turn my phone on speaker cuz well I guess I’m gonna be here a while
Literally under 90 seconds from dialing to talking to someone
She was like oh yeah sorry if that worried you, sometimes the site is a little weird, looks like the message was that your coverage got back dated to the first of March so if you have anything from this month you can send in the bills
So yeah
I mean like my only expense from this month was like $18 for one of my meds and I feel like that’s not quite worth sending in but
Like not everywhere has them but wow I wish I’d known sooner bc so much fucking grief could have been avoided AND THEY DO DENTAL

Teenager (Request)

Could you maybe do one with Harry and a teenage daughter and she’s insecure about something and won’t open up to him but he gets her to and just daddy!Harry fluff??

I’m gonna try not to rehash any of the stuff I wrote for blurb night…


Harry had definitely not prepared himself for being the father of a teenage girl. How could you, really? It’s one thing to read all the baby books when they’re little and get advice from parents and friends who also have babies, but as soon as the baby is no longer a baby but an overemotional, unpredictable 14-year-old teenage girl, all the books and advice get thrown out the window.

Both you and Harry had been trying your best to deal with (Y/D/N)’s rapidly changing moods and needs for the past few years ever since she decided that being 11-years-old was a perfectly acceptable time to start acting like a 16-year-old.

You knew it was hard on Harry to see his little girl start to shut him out more and more. Gone were the days of the two of them having daddy/daughter dates and telling each other secrets that not even you were privy to. Harry and (Y/D/N) had always had a bond between them that you couldn’t understand. She loved you, of course, and the two of you had a special connection as well, but it paled in comparison to what she and Harry had. You figured it was likely the result of Harry wanting a little girl for so long and finally getting one after waiting so patiently until you were ready.

Harry tried his best to keep things as normal as possible, but there were just some things that a 14-year-old girl didn’t want to tell her dad. The first time that (Y/D/N) had gotten her period, you were at work and she was home with Harry. Harry had called you in a panic saying that she had locked herself in the bathroom and wouldn’t come out. When he asked what was wrong, all she would say was, “I just need mom, okay!?!” She had calmed down as soon as you got home and helped her clean everything up. When Harry had asked you about it that night and you explained it, he couldn’t understand why she was so hesitant to tell him.

“I don’t get the big deal. It happens to every woman, yeah?” He mumbled.

You had laughed. “Babe, it took me months before I would tell you when I was on my period. It’s just…one of those things that sometimes girls get a little embarrassed about. But she’s fine now, don’t worry.”


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just a friendly reminder that it is completely alright to be kind to yourself so go ahead and sleep that extra 2 hours, take a long shower, throw on your pjs, and watch your favorite movie because you’re fragile and indispensable and you deserve to love yourself.

anonymous asked:

I was 100% on your side when you were being attacked by vicious trolls on your ask box, but let me tell you - your horrible recent attitude suggests that they had a point all along.

So basically what you’re saying is this:

When a random stranger on the internet is attacked by vicious trolls you feel pity for them and side with them.

But when after years of getting hate mails daily, that random person turns bitter, sad and generally exhausted and just wants to do their thing, lashes out on people who still come cowardly into their askbox (yes you too anon, why not sign in? why always anon?) with unwanted, unnecessary comments, you side with the bullies and think they had a point all along.

Congratulations. That makes you a complicit, a bully and an asshole.

Because  just for a second lets imagine this would be the real world and not the internet.

There’s a girl in your school class. She gets messages on her desk or her locker daily, saying things like ‘you suck’ ‘you did xy wrong’ ‘I really don’t see it the way you do’ ‘you’re an arrogant cunt’ even ‘go kill yourself’ etc. You sympathize with her. You feel pity and wish the persons who wrote these messages would stop. They should be ashamed of themselves. But in the end no one saw who put the messages there, so you can’t do anything. Neither can the girl.

After months and years of getting attacks and hate on a daily base, this girl turns bitter. She doesn’t laugh in class anymore. She guides herself with sarcasm and a sharp tongue and general disinterest for other people. Because what’s the point in being nice and comforting when so less people are to her? So you see a glimpse out of a situation where another person asks the girl something unnecessary or says something to her out of the blue. Something unwanted. And the girl lashes out. Because she is done with people hating on her. She is done with people attacking her. And then there’s you. You who takes a pencil and writes a note saying ‘I was 100% on your side when you were being attacked by vicious trolls, but let me tell you - your horrible recent attitude suggests that they had a point all along’. And you leave it in her locker or her desk - when no one is looking. Anonymously. That’s what you just did. You continue to bully.

So again.
Congratulations. That makes you a complicit, a bully and an asshole.

But you would never do that in the real world, would you? Internet makes it so easy to hide and say the nasty things. Think hard if you’d say these things to real persons as well.

A friendly suggestion: sign your name next time you go to a random stranger to criticize or attack them. At least it makes you look honest instead of a coward.

A Note to Beginners of Fanfiction Writing

1) Women are not plot devices, nor are they 2D characters. This means that Pansy Parkinson is not an insolent waif who’s whole character is obsessed with Draco, she’s a strong independent woman. This means that Ginny Weasley is not a crybaby jealous crazy bitch, she’s a strong independent woman. This means Lavander Brown isn’t a blonde bimbo, she’s a strong independent woman. This means that Fleur Delacour is not an emotional French slut, she’s a strong independent woman.

2) BFF means best friends forever, which means Ron Weasley is not homophobic and would not hate Harry for dating a guy. Hermione Granger would not hate Harry for dating a guy. Ginny Weasley would not hate Harry for dating a guy.

3) Minor characters do not exist for plot convenience or background idiots okay, they’re characters who probably mean a lot to someone and deserve as much respect as any main character. This means Lavender Brown should not be used as just a love interest for Ron and a jealousy tag for Hermione. This means the Patil twins are not there for the token brown girls to give one-liners in background scenes that don’t matter. This means that Crabbe and Goyle are not there for the sole purpose of following Draco and giving stupid comments.

4) Characters are not 2D. There is no black and white. Do not villianize any character wholly, everyone has dark and light in them no one character is just wholly on one side. Even Voldemort was a tortured kid once. And Umbridge…honestly I can’t think of anything for Umbridge, if you can that’s great give me suggestions as to why she’s not a complete bitch I’d love to hear them.

There’s a few other things you should know to make your stories more enjoyable, but this should do it for now. Also this is just a little friendly guideline, nothing you have to follow, and wholly from my opinion, so there ya go.

I love RP blogs I do y’all are lit

But just a friendly suggestion: when y’all having conversations on a posts that go REALLY REALLY LONG, it’d be wise to always delete the previous post if that makes sense.

Like you make an original post and someone reblogs it, so you reblog it back to respond. They reblog again and you reblog for a second time. That second time you reblog back, if you delete the previous post and continue to do that every time, you’ll only have one post with the conversation on it per blog that’s interacting and people won’t have to see that same conversation regress in time as they scroll down their dashboard.

Just a genuine suggestion so people’s dashboards don’t get spammed by one post. I mean the first time you see the post on your dashboard you are seeing the latest conversation right? So as you scroll down you are seeing the same thing but with less and less dialogue each time. So It makes more sense to just delete the old reblog bc you aren’t loosing anything. Your old comments will remain on the latest post and you’ll have the original post and the post with ALL the comments and that’s it.

pkmnbreederethan  asked:

Bonkle Headcanon: quite a few of the matoran on the island of Mata Nui actually belong to other elements that looks very similar to the main 6

A few weeks after awakening the Matoran and heading out to build Ko-Koro,, Nuju began to notice a couple of villagers showing some troubling, un-Ko-Matoran behaviours. These included throwing parties, running around outside giggling during thunderstorms, complaining about the cold weather, making friendly conversation, and being female. Well, Nuju wasn’t going to put up with that sort of nonsense for the next thousand years or so, so he did what any reasonable Turaga would do and banished them forever strongly suggested they might prefer to live in Ga-Koro.

He didn’t really bother consulting Nokama’s opinion beforehand, but knew she wouldn’t turn down a couple of Matoran seeking a good home,  so Ga-Koro’s Turaga welcomed the two confused white and blue Matoran into her village despite her disapproval of Nuju’s behaviour. There were a couple of awkward questions from the other Ga-Korans at first, but they soon settled in pretty comfortably.

They occasionally needed to be reminded that thunderstorms and swimming do not mix, but other than that, it worked out fairly well for everyone.

anonymous asked:

wow this is my first time catching you open so excuse me if I mess up! could you please do a thing where the GoM + Kagami are bowling and they try to do things that mess each other up, like maybe they'll tempt Aomine with porn mags or Akashi will ankle break someone and make them lose the ball down the lane? sorry if I messed up ahh!! thanks and I love your blog btw

lol ok but well ankle break only works for basketball??? but yep here it is

The group of seven arrived rowdily. Aomine and Kagami shoving each other. Midorima scolding Murasakibara for chewing too loudly. Kise talking Kuroko’s ear off while Akashi tried to round them up like sheep so they could walk through the door without a scratch.

After getting shoes and deciding on their bowling balls, each complementing the colors of their hairs — except for Kise who chose a sparkly golden one, they all began the competition.

Aomine flicked Kagami’s forehead and called out chants of annoyance to Kagami who was getting into his weird position in front of the lane. And damn, he got a strike. Aomine clucked his tongue. “I’m going to still beat you.”

“Why don’t we make this a nice, friendly competition?” Akashi suggested with a smile, the golden in his left eye gleaming ever so slightly. “The loser has to do the winner’s bidding for a week. It’ll be interesting.”

“Anything at all?” Aomine grinned this time, rubbing his hands in excitement.


“So, if I win against you, I get to boss you around?”

“That’s the idea.”

“Oh hoh, shit. This should be fun. I’m going to beat all your asses.”

“We’ll see, won’t we?”

Midorima refused to be a slave to any of these ridiculous idiots. And even if Akashi wasn’t an idiot, who knew what he would make him do? All the terrifying thoughts from middle school came rushing back. He’d rather not go back there.

Let the games begin.

Kagami dangled Mai’s new poster in front of Aomine. This was supposed to be his birthday present but oh well, it had to be put to better use.

“You think that’s gonna distract me? HA! Guess again!” He said before he tripped over his feet to grab the poster out of his hands and letting the ball fall into the gutter.

Aomine tried dancing to distract Akashi but it didn’t faze the man. So, instead he stole his phone with all the contacts he needed.

“Do you really think that a phone is that important to me?” Pause. “Well you thought right, give it back. I have important people in my phone.”

Akashi distracted Midorima by hiding his lucky item of the day. And he checked. He knew cancer was last so he needed it.

“Akashi, I’d prefer it if you gave it back to me now. It’s very important for both my and your safety. I’ll call on the goddesses to punish you.”

Midorima had it easy. All he had to do was order a bunch of rare-flavored maiubos and Murasakibara was gone.


On the other hand, Kise was much too distracted looking at his reflection on the tiny, plastic princess mirror that Murasakibara had gotten as one of his snack prizes.

“My complexion is fading. What’s going on with my skin? Dear God.”

And Kagami was Kagami. Maji Burgers and a few meals thrown here and there was enough to keep him on the table and away from the lanes.

“Shit, this is good. Where’d you get it again?”

And then the results were out.

“How did Kuroko win? He didn’t even do anything to any of us!”

“Maybe that’s the moral of this whole competition,” Akashi nodded.

“But I lost! How’d this happen?!” Kise whined. He huffed but then smiled and clung onto Kuroko. “But it’s okay. I’ll do whatever Kurokocchi tells me to do. Including give him lots of loooov—”

“Can I pick another prize?”

So this whole episode tweeting thing they’re doing tonight… I’m jsut gonna suggest lots of positive tweets (especially towards RM) about NYC Glee. Because we’ve all LOVED it so far. And it’s miles ahead of where it was, and I know that interview has gotten people upset, but let’s be nice and friendly when we tweet him, okay? Say what you want to say, but say it in a way that makes them see where we’d like the narrative to go. 

“NYC Glee is AMAZING! More pls!”

“Loving Klaine in NYC! Will they live together again?”

“Keep NYC Glee, we all love it SO MUCH!”

Stuff like that, instead of devolving into hate and rudeness as often times happens. Let them KNOW what we’re enjoying, so they will hopefully go “hey, they’re really liking this. We should do more of that/this next season”

Now is a good time to ask questions (nicely) so we can get a better idea of what the heck that interview was trying to say. Cause it was pretty vague and scattered at best.

Happy tweets, happy thoughts, happy and growing and learning about themselves and them and each other Klaine! :D


before i start, i know this may be considered ‘nothing’ compared to what other victims of sexual abuse on youtube had to contend with, but after spending a lot of time thinking this situation through, i’ve come to the conclusion that what happened to me last year wasn’t acceptable and alongside everything else that has been occurring thoughout youtube these past couple of weeks, i feel ready to finally come forward with my story. i know the youtuber i’ll be talking about has only a fraction of the huge followings of the likings of Sam Pepper or VeeOneEye, but after the allegations made against PaulsJournal, a 'small youtuber’, it made me realize that the significance of the person is, and should always be completely irrelevant. forget subscriber counts; no one should get away with this. 

i’ve also completely underestimated how difficult this is to actually write, and this is a huge and extremely nerve-wracking thing for me to do so i’ve decided against making a video about it, and thought channelling my story into a text post would be a better option.



so, around mid-2013, through youtube i befriended someone called Daniel Glover. (who goes by the username and channel name ShoutItOutTV) we talked, exchanged phone numbers and became pretty good friends. 

this continued for a few weeks, until i realized some of the things he’d say to me were starting to go from friendly comments, to just making me feel plain uncomfortable. i think it’s definitely notable to add that during the time of these messages, i was only fourteen years old, and i believe he was around the age of eighteen/nineteen, which in itself is already pretty weird.

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The weeks went by. At the start it seemed like trying to keep Shawn from Nash was going to impossible, but it seemed to be going well so far. Nash and Shawn were friends but not close enough for him to catch on that there is something going on. We had to be careful around school and in public but there didn’t seem to be any indication that Nash knew we were anything. For the first week or so he was a little on edge whenever he saw us together but now he seemed to have finally forgotten about it.

“Morning” Shawn said wrapping his arms around my waist in the empty corridor. I looked around nervously, hoping no one was there before turning back to Shawn. “Morning” I said wrapping my arms around his neck and leaning up to kiss his lips. “So I was thinking..maybe we could go out a real date tonight? one that doesn’t require me to drive separately from you?” Shawn teased as he pulled my body closer to his. “Sounds good” I said pecking his lips. I unwrapped my arms because I could see a person from the corner of my eye. “So yeah, I think the homework was on page 8” I said intentionally louder. “Great thanks” Shawn said sinking his hands into his pockets.

“Hey guys, what’s up” Nash said walking up to us. “Eh..Hi Nash” I said nervously since this is the first time since our fight that Nash had tried to talk to me. “Shawn, man I was thinking we could go out tonight?” Nash suggested and I frowned. it seemed since he saw Shawn and I kiss, he was going out of his way to be friendly with Shawn. “Oh sorry man, I can’t today..I have to do” He lied. “Oh the one on the civil war?” I asked trying to make it more convincing. “Oh that’s cool, maybe tomorrow?” Nash suggested. “Yeah sure” Shawn said smiling.

“Em..(Y/n)..could I maybe talk to you for a minute” Nash said shuffling his feet awkwardly. I widened my eyes in shock. “Em..yeah sure” I said as Shawn walked away giving us space. “So..what’s up..” I said awkwardly. “I just wanted to apologise for how angry I got the other day. I was just jealous but I’ve calmed down now and just start over and be friends. And maybe in the future..we could start become something more” He said mumbling the last bit. I shouldn’t have gotten his hopes up by telling him okay but I knew if I didn’t it would look too suspicious.

“Yeah I’d like that” I said smiling. “ I’ll see you soon” He said grinning before he walked off in the other direction. “You should sit with Shawn and me today at lunch by the way. I think it’s time we all became friends” He said turning around and I nodded in agreement.

I walked into the lunch room to see Shawn by himself since Nash wasn’t there yet. “Hey” I said sitting down next to him. “Hey, what did Nash want earlier?” He said placing his hand gently on my thigh. “He actually wanted to to be friends..oddly” I said. “That is odd” Shawn said smirking. “Speaking of odd, why are you sitting with me. Not that I don’t like it, it’s just you never do” He asked me. “Nash actually invited me” I said matching Shawns shocked expression.

“Speak of the devil” I said under my breath as I noticed Nash walking over. “Hey guys” Nash said sitting down opposite us. “Hey” I said slapping Shawns hand off my thigh. Nash frowned at us in confusion obviously sensing the weirdness. I sat there listening to them talk but eventually got bored of their guy talk.

“I’m going to go, Bye guys. Shawn I’ll see you later” I said subconsciously. “Later? I thought you were doing a project” Nash said furrowing his eyebrows. “Eh..yeah we have a project together” Shawn said trying to cover for us. “You didn’t say that earlier” Nash said still frowning. “Didn’t think we needed to. Anyways bye, see you later” I said avoiding making things even more awkward.

sarahadelehefner-blog-blog  asked:

Hey I'm new could you help me with everything

Welcome to this madhouse^.^ Wow, help with everything? Well, I’ll do what I can. I hope you don’t mind that I’m publishing this short novel so others who see it might benefit as well.

Here are a few links to some posts for getting started:

These posts cover a lot of questions you might have and they already exist so I’m not going to write all of those things down again. Do go and read them. They’ll help.

Here are some of my own suggestions:


1. Pick a good theme.

If you’re okay with the standard Tumblr theme, that’s just fine. But if you want to branch out and make it your own, find a simple, clean, customizable theme that you love. Go for a theme that is easy to navigate and has a font you can actually see. The more user friendly it is the more visitors you are likely to have.

If you see a theme you like while you’re wandering around Tumblr, check the theme for a symbol (usually in the lower left or right hand corners of the theme) or link to the creator of that theme, or ask the blogger where they got their theme. Theme-Hunter is also a good way to find something you like.

*Basically customize everything you can customize: your url, your avatar, your header image, your blog title and description, etc. This makes your blog unique and can be done in your blog Settings on your dashboard. (see 1st red-outlined image below)  Even if you don’t have a mobile device to install the Tumblr app on, these blog aspects still show up when you hover over your avatar on the upper left hand side of your dash and show that you’ve got it together.

2. Follow kind, positive people. That makes all the difference in the experience you have while you’re here.

3. Enable your ask box. This can also be done in your blog Settings on your dashboard. 

You don’t have to enable anonymous questions. It’s fun to hear from nice, funny people and it’s ok to ignore/block rude people. 

4. Be as active and interactive as you can be.

This is a pretty general point but it’s important. Don’t be shy about participating. When you have something to say, say it (with courtesy and compassion). Share what you are comfortable sharing, within reason (by ‘within reason’ I mean don’t go all crazy and be graphic or hateful). Follow people. Like and reblog their stuff. It’s ok to add your own thoughts or comments to posts you reblog. Send people asks and fanmail. We all love that! Just talk to people. As you let others get to know you a bit you can form some incredible friendships.

5. Like/Reblog. People work very hard to make gorgeous edits and gifs. If you want those gorgeous edits and gifs on your blog, hit the little reblog symbol at the bottom of the post you like and reblog it.

6. Try creating your own posts.

Play to your strengths. You might be good at making graphics or gifs or edits or snappy text posts. You might feel like you aren’t good at any of those things. That’s fine. You’ll find your niche. Whatever it is, let it show your personality and have fun. It’s one of the ways other people with like interests find your blog. 

  • If you don’t have PhotoShop or an equivalent program but you want to make your own stuff, here are some sites/free programs to check out: -Instagiffer, -Canva, -Gimp, -Pixlr. These are just a few; there are a ton of great sites/free programs out there. Find one that suits you and go nuts.

7. Use Tags!

Tumblr is massive and the only way you really show up on the grid is if you use relevant tags on your posts. Adding a tag to something you make is like adding that post to Tumblr’s Index. If you tag a post you make with ‘jensen ackles’, that post will most likely be one of the posts that shows up the next time someone searches for ‘jensen ackles’ in the Tumblr search bar. This can lead them to your blog and if they like what they see, they’ll probably follow you. TAGS ARE SO IMPORTANT.

Tags are important for your own blog as well. It’s best to keep it simple so you and your followers can find things more easily.  E.g. #supernatural, #personal, #text post, #movies, etc. Go check out some of the blogs you follow and look at how they tag things. If they have a tags page, look it over to get a feel for how tags are generally used on Tumblr. 

8. Stick to a consistent style.

It doesn’t really matter what kind of blog you want to create, just pick something and stick with it. If you want to be multi-fandom, stick with that. If you want to be an art blog or a writing blog, stick with that. If you want to be a blog that is pretty much all over the place, stick with that. Just be consistent. For example, it’s weird and confusing when someone you follow is all about ‘The Avengers’ one week and the next week they only post cupcake recipes. Whatever it is you want to do, be consistent and do it all the time. And feel free to let people know what your blog is all about in your blog description.


1. Get XKitSeriously, go install it right now. It will simplify and streamline your Tumblr experience^.^


  • A Reposter is someone who saves an edit or gif they DID NOT MAKE from any given website and posts it to their blog as if it were actually theirs. The reposter removes the creation from the creator and gets all the credit, notes, and, in many cases, the followers that should have gone to the creator. This is incredibly rude, dishonest, and against the Tumblr Community Guidelines.

    So just don’t. You won’t have a very pleasant time here if you get into the habit of stealing. More on reposting here, here, and here.
  • Reblogging is when someone reblogs an original edit or gif someone else made by clicking the ‘reblog’ button. THIS IS GOOD and exactly what you are supposed to do. It ensures that others who see the edit or gif can easily find the creator/original poster of that edit or gif. The op (original poster) gets to see the comments/tags added to their creation and also gets the credit, notes, and followers that go with it.

3. Always credit the source. It doesn’t matter if you are posting a quote from a news article, a YouTube video, a capture of a tweet, or an edit you made from a picture you got from a screencap site: ALWAYS CREDIT THE SOURCE. It lends credibility to your post, it acknowledges the effort of those who provided your source material in the first place, and it enables others to go explore the source just like you did.

4. Become familiar with some basic code.

There is probably more I should include here but this is quite a bit to get started with and it’s late and I’m tired^.^ Don’t worry if it takes a little while to get used to the ebb and flow of Tumblr. Just be who you are and blog about the things that make you happy. 

I really hope this is helpful. Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions and I’ll try to help if I can.

Good luck, be kind, and have fun!

gangerworld  asked:

Hey there. If you don't mind me asking, I was wondering what your process was for making a comic. I don't mean "how do you draw". Your art is awesome and I know that only comes from years of practise. I was more wondering about the process from coming up with an idea to getting comic pages out. Like for me, I try to write a script out scene by scene, first. Then design the characters. Then do thumbnails, then roughs and finally cleans. Is it much different for you? I'd love to get ur input. Thx!

I have some new followers, so reminder that everyone can find all of my blogging about how I make comics (and some friendly suggestions for how you can make comics) right here on this handy tumblr post. Hopefully that will help with the more general “how do you make comics?” asks I’ve been getting lately. :)

As for my process to go from idea >>>>>>> complete graphic novel, usually it goes idea > outline > thumbnails/script > revised script (submitted to editor) > pencils > inks > colours (if book is coloured). This is important: everything pre-production (before I start penciling the comic), character/location design, script, thumbnails is done BEFORE I start making the final comic. It helps with the consistency of the book, and it means you’re not making stuff up on the fly.

However ………………. sometimes I make it up on the fly. ;) For a project like The Nameless City, there are so many many background characters and locations that if I’d sat down & tried to design it all before-hand, I’d be designing until 2050. So what I do ahead of time is decide on the look and style of the world, and then quickly make up characters that fit within that setting when I need to do a crowd scene. I’m only one person, not an animation studio, so, y'know, I can’t work like an animation studio. ;) 

As for writing a graphic novel out scene by scene, I usually just straight ahead do the script and thumbnails, and add or subtract scenes as needed. It’s a very messy process. 

Disclaimer: This is my process for making comics that will be published, but when I’m making stuff for the web or stuff I’m not being paid to do, I tend to be a lot looser, because loose is fun. I did webcomics for years before I became a professional cartoonist, and I never really did any kind of pre-production or scripting ahead of time. Working that way didn’t do those comics any favours (they are pretty rough!), but making comics was something I did for fun and scripting/thumbnailing/designing ahead of time seemed too much like work. 

I actually really hate thumbnailing, because I think it’s boring. It’s the work you have to put in before you get to the fun part of actually drawing the comic page. I’d skip this part if I could, but it’s necessary, I think.


I know that the closer and closer we get to the new season, shipping jitters can sometimes start to take over the FEELS and make you doubt your own positivity… 

In those moments the thing that helps ME in particular, are plain facts, simple, rational logic and canon evidence I have seen for myself. 

Bottom line is that; 

The ONLY ship that was publicly acknowledged by the WRITERS themselves, as one, where ROMANTIC sensibilities were specifically ENTERTAINED and DISCUSSED as possible options, is USS CARYL.

Multiple Times! 

(Thank you Norman for letting the world know about all those ‘talks’ you’ve been having with Gimple and that you had 'timing’ issues with CARYL turning romantic prematurely in Season 2.) 

Carylers can’t 'force’ a Carol and Daryl romance but TWD writers and Gimple CAN make it happen AND seeing how it’s been brought to the table again and again, it means that it’s a possibility that’s been on their minds quite frequently. 

You don’t have “LOTS OF TALKS” with the showrunner to say something is absolutely not happening, BUT you do have “LOTS OF TALKS” about something if you want to make sure it’s done right. 

We all know that Norman has been very vocal about Daryl’s character and what he feels is 'right’ for him AND we also know that Norman has tweaked a lot of key Carol and Daryl scenes to make them more CARYL friendly in the long run… 

Combining those two things suggests that all those talks Normans been having with Gimple have actually been put to some good CARYL use AND that what could be going on behind the scenes is a carefully crafted planning session to tell the Carol and Daryl “deeper than that” story just RIGHT! 

Taking that next step towards romance with characters like Carol and Daryl who already have intimacy issues, can be 'tricky’ but I suppose that’s why it’s taking MANY TALKS to do it and why it’s taking SO LONG. 

The other ship was shut down by both Gimple and Kirkman in a very finite, non-ambiguous manner and even Greg Nicotero who expressed his desire to see the Daryl and B*th bond progress further, repeatedly pointed out that the romantic option was NEVER entertained in the script whatsoever. 

The writers never entertained B*thyl but they recognized and discussed CARYL multiple times.
That’s what matters in the long run of TWD world because THEY are the ones that breathe life into these stories and THEY are the ones that make (and break) all these relationships. 

And according to them a canon CARYL Love Story can be a REAL THING….maybe even endgame.

Gimple’s long-term planning tendencies plays into all this quite nicely too!

Either way - TWD has already shown the romantic potential of CARYL on screen (which is the only place it really counts), they just haven’t verbalized it yet! 

CARYL On My Lovelies - The Best Is Yet To Come! 

Love XOXO 


Rock-A-Bye Baby

For captainswanouat as requested; a late promise delivered. I’m sorry it took me so long to get around to finishing it, but consider it now a congratulation present for having your work published! (✿◠‿◠) Hope you like it!

Summary: Two’s company, three’s a crowd? Emma and Killian’s date turns into a triple babysitting evening

Pairing: Captain Swan


Word Count: 2,400

It had become the custom in the Charming household, for a certain Killian Jones to see himself in whenever he came to call. Such a manner was this that he happened upon a rather flustered Ms. Swan.

Renegade wisps of hair had escaped her flaxen ponytail, and the sleeves of her white button-down shirt that had been pushed up past her elbows were threatening to follow suit. A pouting baby Neal was seated in his highchair, stubbornly refusing to touch the food set before him with ear-splitting cries of indignance, whilst cheerios scattered across the floor bore witness to past attempts. Emma was so focused on trying to reason the infant into eating that she didn’t hear her suitor enter. Killian, naturally, found her flustered state all the more endearing and his heart thumped happily in his chest.

“Hello, love.”

Emma turned around in surprise, dropping the spoon into the bowl of baby food. Instantly, the back of her hand smacked her forehead and she let out a groan of dismay. “Oh no…”

“Is that all the welcome I get now?” His eyes twinkled teasingly as he sidled closer to her.

She smiled as his arms wrapped around her waist and smothered the gap between them, her gaze trailing lazily down to his lips. “Mmm.” At this point she couldn’t form proper words, but wasted no time in reassuring him of her affections with a kiss; lingering, perhaps, a bit longer than intended.

“That better?”

“I’m not entirely sure; my pride is still a bit battered…”

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