and on a more shallow note

Miss Fisher Reading List – Overture

Last September I made a post about the book Eunice was reading on the Ballarat Train, Bandit Love. (Link here) @phrynefashion left a note suggesting that we should do a Miss Fisher recommendations reading list. I thought it was a great idea but was hesitant to tackle it because there are many well-read Phans here, and I was reluctant to expose my shallow knowledge of English literatures. However, while making the new year’s resolutions, I put reading more books on my list for this year, so I decided to work on this series after all, hoping it will give me a jumpstart on the resolution.

Many of you are aware that English is not my first language, so there are books that may be familiar to you since childhood but could be a complete novelty to me. Some of them I have read in Chinese translations, but I haven’t read the original English version. Therefore, I am bound to miss some common references or present incorrect information. When that happens, I welcome you to provide corrections and/or input.

If you recall in S1E11 Blood and Circuses, when Mr. Jones described the circus acts, he said “Some of it’s really real and some of it’s really fake. But it’s all really, really good.” Based on my preliminary research, the same can be said about the books referenced on the show. I wouldn’t go as far as saying that it’s all really good, but some of them are indeed totally fake. It’s fun trying to decipher which ones are fake and find a comparable title as a substitute.

Last but not least, I am not ambitious (or naïve) enough to claim that I will be reading all of them by the end of this series (or even this year). This is simply an attempt to give myself the structure I need to prioritize my reading list. I am sure we all agree that there is never enough time to read everything we would like to read, so if I can get to a few of them, I will be happy.

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p.s. Vintage art source (via Pinterest): flickr.com

(Posted 09-Jan-2017)

anonymous asked:

Do you have any recommendations that are not love stories or at least not primarily about romantic relationships?

Sure - these are primarily paranormal, sci-fi, thriller, fantasy, BFF, and/or issue-based contemp, all YA:

  • Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
  • Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace
  • A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith
  • Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig (more romantic than the others but very primarily a thriller intertwined with a coming-out story)
  • Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova (does have a romance but is not the primary story at all)
  • the upcoming Dreadnought by April Daniels (releases 1/24)
  • As I Descended by Robin Talley
  • Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas
  • Vanished by EE Cooper (see note on Last Seen Leaving)
  • Run by Kody Keplinger
  • Out of Order by Casey Lawrence
  • This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
  • Radio Silence by Alice Oseman (out in the UK, releases in the US 3/28, I think)

I don’t read enough General Fiction these past couple of years to know what’s Romance-centric and what’s not, nor do I read SFF, but you might be able to find stuff if you browse the reviews linked to each title here: https://lgbtqreads.com/general-fiction/ and here: https://lgbtqreads.com/sff/, or perhaps other people can advise who do read those things, if you’re looking for books older than YA.

The Short and Sweet Yoga Sequence You Can Do Every Morning

Regardless of how I slept the night before or what’s on my agenda for the day, I always feel more relaxed and focused after even a handful of minutes on my mat. Start your day out on a centered and strong note with this short yoga sequence that energizes your body and brain. Wake up five minutes earlier in the morning, and reap the benefits all day long.

Child’s Pose

Even after a good night’s rest, you might be surprised how shallow or hurried it feels first thing in the morning as you run through your checklists for the day. Draw your arms out long in front of you, and let your forehead rest on the floor for Child’s Pose.

Kneel on your mat with your knees hips-width distance apart and your big toes touching behind you. Take a deep breath in, and as you exhale, lay your torso over your thighs. Try to lengthen your neck and spine by drawing your ribs away from your tailbone and the crown of your head away from your shoulders.
Rest your arms beside your legs, with palms facing up, or try extending your arms out in front of you.
Stay here for 10 long breaths.

Cat-Cow Pose

Warming up your spine with a round of Cat Pose to Cow Pose will loosen up tightness in your upper body and relieve tension in your neck from how you slept. Pay special attention to aligning each movement with each breath to get the most out of this effective asana.

Begin with your hands and knees on the floor. Make sure your knees are under your hips and your wrists are under your shoulders. Begin in a neutral spine position, with your back flat and your abs engaged. Take a big, deep inhale.
On the exhale, round your spine up toward the ceiling, and imagine you’re pulling your belly button up toward your spine, really engaging your abs. Tuck your chin toward your chest, and let your neck release. This is your cat-like shape.
On your inhale, arch your back, let your belly relax, and go loose. Lift your head and tailbone up toward the sky — without putting any unnecessary pressure on your neck. This is the Cow portion of the pose.
Continue flowing back and forth from Cat Pose to Cow Pose, and connect your breath to each movement — inhale for Cow Pose, and exhale on Cat Pose.
Repeat for 10 rounds.

Downward Facing Dog

Activate your muscles, release stress in your legs and neck, and start building internal heat in Downward Facing Dog. Ten breaths might seem like a long time — but don’t bail! This pose will get the blood pumping through your whole body.

From Child’s Pose, press back on your hands, and come into a tabletop position on your hands and knees. Your wrists should be underneath your shoulders, and your knees should be underneath your hips.
Inhale as you tuck your toes under your heels. Then exhale to lift your hips, coming into an upside-down V shape called Downward Facing Dog.
Spread your fingers wide, and create a straight line between your middle fingers and elbows. Work on straightening your legs and lowering your heels toward the ground. Relax your head between your arms, and direct your gaze through your legs or up toward your belly button.
Hold for 10 breaths.

Standing Forward Bend

Standing Forward Bend is another pose that looks like it’s all relaxation, but you will feel a deep and intense stretch in your hamstrings and upper back. While the full expression of the pose calls for straight legs, if that feels like too much on your body, give a little bend to your knees to create more space. Remember to breathe deep, and come up slowly.

From Downward Facing Dog, keep your hands on the mat, and slowly step one foot at a time to the top of your mat so your feet meet your hands. Inhale with a flat back, and gaze slightly forward.
As you exhale, engage your abs to fold forward with a straight back. Tuck your chin in toward your chest, relax your shoulders, and extend the crown of your head toward the floor to create a long spine. Shift your weight forward onto your toes, trying to straighten the legs as much as possible. If this feels uncomfortable, allow your knees to have a little bend so you can focus on releasing your back.
Place your hands on the ground, fingertips lining up with your toes.
Hold here for 10 breaths.
Slowly roll up one vertebrae at a time, and step back to Downward Facing Dog.

Warrior 1

Open up tight hips while strengthening your lower body in Warrior 1. Do your best to turn and square your hips toward the front of the room while straightening and engaging your back leg in Warrior 1. These tips will help your body get the most of the stretch, and you’ll be able to stay comfortable in this pose for the full five breaths without readjusting.

From Downward Facing Dog, step your right foot forward between your hands. Turn your left heel in, press into your feet, and lift your torso up.
Lift your arms up, and press your palms together. Draw your shoulder blades down toward your hips, and gaze up at your hands.
Stay here for five breaths. Then come back to Downward Facing Dog, and step your left foot forward to do Warrior 1 on the other side.

Warrior 3

Warrior 3 is the final pose of this short sequence that will fire up your core and challenge your balance. Once you complete this pose on either side, you can look forward to a calmer commute and more productive morning.

From Downward Facing Dog, step your right foot forward for a quick Warrior 1 Pose. On your exhale, lower your torso and lift your left leg, bringing your body parallel with the ground. Extend your hands out in front of you, pressing your palms together firmly.
Press your hands together in a prayer, or extend your arms forward together, separating your arms so they’re shoulder-width apart. If extending your arms creates pain or pressure in your lower back, then bring your hands to your hips.
Hold this position for five deep breaths, then lower your left leg returning to Warrior 1, step back to Downward Facing Dog, and step your left foot forward for Warrior 3 on the other side, then back to Downward Facing Dog.
From Downward Facing Dog, drop your knees to the mat, take a few breaths in Child’s Pose, and move on with your day!

http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Five-Minute-Yoga-Sequence-34770047?stream_view=1#photo-34770345

When Hamilton fans tell me they don’t like hip-hop, I have gotten these arguments…

“Hip-hop doesn’t really tell a story like Hamilton does…”

Please.

Do.

Continue.

*eye twitch*

“They use the N-Word all the time and just talk about bitches, money, and shallow stuff…”


“It’s just all degrading to women…”

A valid argument for many songs, but…

“OKAY, it’s just not the style of music I like! I grew up with showtunes and that’s what I’m into!”

Me: THAT’S ALL YOU HAD TO SAY

Smacked Down Hamilfan: Okay. *pause* ONE MORE THING—


Note: If you’ve never really listened to classic hip-hop/rap, please listen to these songs. They’re some of my faves. And if the n-word bothers you, Biggie’s song is the only song in this rec list that uses it. Also, that song, though amazing, could be triggering so you can skip on that one if you want. 

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The Penumbra Podcast!!

  • otp: junopeter, come on
  • favourite canon pairing: does junopeter count anymore chance and mary ann for sure 
  • worst pairing ever: i’m a fan of all the pairs tbh
  • guilty pleasure pairing: sometimes i wonder what would have happened if juno hadn’t rejected alessandra……… sue me
  • a pairing you want to see more: this might be obvious. but. junopeter. again.
  • that pairing everyone likes but you’re like “lol no”: don’t think i have one?
  • favorite non-romantic pair: you can pry juno and rita’s friendship out of my COLD DEAD HANDS. in that scene where rita was taking notes, in the prince of mars, i like to imagine juno’s smug lil face, leaned back in his chair, essentially challenging anyone who tries to say rita’s dumb and shallow to FIGHT HIM. (they can all fight me as well.)

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My Reptile First-Aid Kit

Disclaimer: I am not a vet. The information presented comes from discussions with my reptile vet, other experienced keepers, individuals with experience rehabilitating and treating injured reptiles, and from personal experience, research, and reading on the subject. If your reptile is seriously hurt, ill, dehydrated, etc it should be seen by an experienced reptile vet. This information is not a substitute for veterinary care.

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Ayato Kirishima (Character Analysis)

So Ayato has come to be my most favorite character in Tokyo Ghoul and my feelings for him have been developing every time I discovered more about him and how realistic his character is, so I needed to get this out and write about him because honestly, this boy deserves credits and he barely gets any. I think people are being shallow than trying to see deeper into his character which is why he is not appreciated enough by the fandom. Don’t even get me started on people who only like him because of his appearance, because Ayato is more than a hot teenager. His character is interesting and so is his potential and role in the Tokyo Ghoul manga.

Note: Spoilers ahead so if you did not read the manga and are following the anime, read at your own costs.

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Flight 017 pg 5-6 

It’s… an insect.

And Rei is right, it is exceptionally gross. (I believe it is canon that Rei is not a big fan of crawly critters so his reaction is kind of funny). It’s an unexpected sort of theme because.. like what the heck could a bunch of bugs have to do with Takayama? He seems to like nature so what do they symbolize? 

We get a pretty clear answer in the later chapters so I’ll hold off on theory crafting but it’s worth noting that this thing is vicious. But I’m nevertheless amused by Takayama’s casual ownership over it. ‘Oh yeah, that’s mine, no big’

yeah Eishi has just made the connection that these things reflect their respective psyche and Mr. Taka is even more of a darn mystery.

As for the ‘trigger’ to the blackout– we are left with the question: what in the world could upset Takayama when he has an extremely shallow set of emotional stimuli? I then say: what’s the one thing we saw him do in this chapter thus far?– (fly off to) Save people. My guess: he didn’t get there in time after his departure on the first page. And we know from earlier conversations that Taka seems a little bothered that he can’t save everyone.

The Invention of the Devil

Prompt 12: You accidentally hit Reply All and everyone received an uncensored rant about your boss.  Write the follow up Reply All.

“Well,” Castiel said, closing the incredibly organized, clear, concise, and color-coded product plan in front of him.  “I think this meeting was very productive.  Everyone has their do-outs, so let’s get to it.”

The group of fifteen people stood up from their seats at the conference table and Castiel’s assistant continued to scribble notes in her notepad.  Castiel shook hands with a few of his vice presidents and again thanked the two team members who had probably done most if not all of the work for the meeting today.  He vaguely recognized the woman but couldn’t remember her name.  The man he had more of a recollection of because, well, it was an incredibly shallow reason, but the guy was fucking hot.  And Castiel had actually had a really weird dream about him once that involved them slipping and sliding naked down a giant ice cream sundae.  He was pretty sure his name was one syllable, but an uncommon one, so not Tim or Dan but…something.

He grabbed the VP of the medical equipment division and held him back in the room.  Rick looked incredibly nervous to be singled out.

“Uh, yes, Mr. Novak, how can I help you?”  Rick’s voice was a little high pitched.

“I just wanted to say how happy I am with your division.”  Rick’s shoulders relaxed a little bit.  “Your division routinely churns out the best numbers and you’re always innovating and not coasting on a single success.  I was incredibly impressed by the proposal in today’s meeting.  I can’t wait to see it implemented.”

“Well, thank you, sir.  We did work really hard this past quarter.  Jo and Dean have been leading the charge and really spearheading this expansion into the Japanese market.”

Ah.  Dean.

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Some great Leia in Marvel’s Star Wars #1!

On a shallow note, I’m really loving her outfit and her hair (it’s the maiden braids she wears on Hoth, nothing fancy, and very practical – way more practical than the classic buns).  This is a brand new outfit, not one of the costumes from the movies, but it keeps enough of the sensibilities of the classic gown to be immediately familiar, with a nice visual nod (if you’re…me, I guess) towards Padme’s handmaiden battle gown from TPM.  That skirted jacket over tight pants look (which probably has some technical fashion name) is one of my favorites.

Wake Me Up - 3/?

Fandom: Miraculous Ladybug
Rating: T
Summary:  When a new Akuma haunts through the city, putting people to sleep and kidnapping children, Marinette caught in the crossfire. Unable to protect her, Chat Noir is ridden with guilt. He desperately needs to wake his friend, but he needs Ladybug’s help… if only he could find her. When he tries to get a hold of her, he finds his situation is much more horrifying than he thought. He can’t do this alone…
Author Notes: Hey!!!
Welp, this chapter actually has quite a chipper ending for something that is so solid in angst! These babies are in for a lot of surprises. I just can’t wait to get back to Lulla-bye in the next chapter. (Though, there’s going to be another fight scene, and I suck at those. Anyone got any advice?)
Anyway, I hope you enjoy!

Also on FF.net and AO3.



Breathe


Adrien struggled to breathe, the shallow breaths he was taking not carrying the oxygen to his lungs. His gut clenched with dread as he stared at the phone in Alya’s hand. His eyes flicked to Marinette again and he shook his head, not willing to believe what his brain was trying to tell him. It all made sense, but he refused to accept it. Because if he was right… if he was right…

“What’s that?” he asked, his voice strained. His mind was screaming, pleading for Alya to tell him that she just happened to get a phone that looks exactly Ladybug’s, or that she had found it left on a table somewhere, or something like that. Anything but the truth.

“I found it in Mari’s bag,” she said quietly, sounding both awed and horrified. “It was ringing. Ch-Chat Noir was calling her.”

“Dude, he’s been texting her,” Nino breathed. “You won’t believe this.”

“Please don’t,” he whimpered so quietly he wasn’t sure the others heard him. He was sure that he was incredibly pale right now, and he wanted to sit down. He knew what he was going to say, and he didn’t want to hear it. Hearing it would make it real…

“She’s Ladybug,” Nino went on, his voice shaking a little. “Chat Noir is texting her and calling her Ladybug.”

“I can’t believe this,” Alya murmured. “I can’t… she can’t be.” She looked over at her friend in horror. “She can’t be Ladybug, because if she is then she can’t purify the Akuma and…”

“She’ll never wake up,” Adrien finished. His voice cracked and he started walking towards her, a dumbfounded look on his face and a tear rolling down his cheek. This couldn’t be happening. He fell down into his chair, reaching out towards her, his hand clutching her limp one tightly.

“I wonder who the girl is,” Nino was saying quietly. “The one who got hurt. Do you think she’s here?”

“Nino…” Alya said, staring at Adrien and Marinette, sad eyes widening in realisation.

“Does that mean that Chat Noir is here too?”

Nino.”

“Oh my god, what if Marinette is the one he…” He finally seemed to notice what Alya was staring at and his breath left him as it clicked. “Oh.”

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1988: The Year Donald Lost His Mind

At the early peak of his success, he pulled the trigger on a manic series of deals that nearly brought him down.

By Michael Kruse

Reviewers trashed Donald Trump’s first book. They dismissed The Art of the Deal as self-promotional pap. They called the author a huckster. “The man’s lack of taste is as vast as his lack of shame,” said the Washington Post. Fortune noted his “shallowness” and “pomposity” and his need for “more money,” more “toys” and “more attention.” The book, said The New Republic, “is a weapon in the continuing public relations war that is Donald Trump’s way of doing business.”

None of it mattered. Shortly after its release, a few weeks into January of 1988, Trump’s book was at the top of the New York Times’ list of best-sellers, surprising even his publishers. “Everyone has been astounded,” the director of publicity of Random House told the Associated Press. The scathing critiques, she said, “don’t seem to be making much of a difference.”

This was the beginning of a stretch of time that can be seen as peak Trump—at least until this unprecedented and Trump-centric presidential campaign. He had shrugged off his critics and risen to the top of a new field. He had never been hotter, or more famous, than he was at 41 years old, at the start of 1988.

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Happy Odaiba week, everyone.

So this is basically my first time participating in something like this.

The theme this week is “The Power of Friendship” focusing on platonic and familial relationships, so on that note I wanted to talk about Tamers

Tamers is tied with the original Adventure series as my favorite Digimon anime, but my reasons for liking adventure tend to be pretty shallow to be honest: Nostalgia, my favorite digimon as far a pure design aesthetic goes (Seriously Adventure had the coolest looking Digimon), and some very entertaining (if not particularly developed) villains. Save for Tailmon, pretty much only our eight main human kids got any development, the Digimon were mostly their for support. And although we got a far more interesting and varied look at their family lives, this was mostly just in the Vamdemon arc.

Tamers was very different. It had easily the most interesting and well developed Digimon, and this extended to their relationships with both other Digimon and their human partners.

Terriermon (my least favorite of the main three) almost serves as a middle ground between Guilmon and Renamon. He has Guilmon’s fun loving personality, but isn’t quite as naive or as innocent as he is. At the same time, he’s not nearly as serious or jaded as Renamon tends to be. His relationship with Jenrya has sometimes been compared to that as a precocious younger sibling, and Jenrya has a protective instinct that one might expect in an idealized sibling relationship (Although I sure as hell was never that close to my sister). Still Terriermon is not his little brother, and as a Digimon, feels an instinct to fight, and obviously feels he should be the one protecting Jenrya, not the other way around. Impmon regularly teases Terriermon, comparing him to a pet, and it does seem like Terriermon does sometimes feel resentful about this treatment (not to mention Jenrya’s sister literally thinking, and treating him, like he’s just a doll.)

Guilmon, of course, is the most pet-like, what with basically being a newborn baby, albeit, in the form of a relatively big and strong child-level Digimon. Its actually pretty strange that, considering the earliest Digimon games (The virtual pets and the very first PS1 game) raising your Digimon, tamers is the only season that actually gives us an indepth look at that process, and even stranger that that one Digimon actually starts out at child level. Not counting the various partners that have gotten killed and reborn over the years (Who are either born with, or eventually regain their memories) the only digimon we see who are actually hatched from an egg and raised up through baby level are the Botamon from the first movie and the Puwamon from savers, both of which evolve to past child, and are taken from their partners over the course of a single day!

Guilmon is different. He’s very puppy like for a big Dinosaur, and seems to understand Takato is his “tamer”, but constantly ends up in trouble regardless. Really some of the most amusing bits in the earlier episodes are Guilmons inability to stay out of trouble, and Takato constanty needing to hide him. Other times its less like a Takato is his tamer and more like he’s his parent, a very unprepared 10 year old parent, learning to deal with a baby the  size of a very large dog, has sharp claws can breathes fire, and will sometimes go berserk. Guilmon still has a fighting instinct that all digimon have, in spite of his innocent personality. In fact largely because BECAUSE of this personality it manifests more strongly, but as a sort of split personality, albeit one not as pronounced as a lot of other fictional characters. This actually scares Takato somewhat, and theirs a few times, first when Guilmon is first born, and again, when Guilmon first evolves into Growlmon, that Takato seems genuinely worried that his digimon is going to murder him. The second time, probably one of the most heartwrenching moments in the first 15 episodes or so, Growlmon actually seems to sense Takato’s fear, and is saddened and horrified, telling him to please not be scared, and desperately wants to become Guimon again. For quite some time after that, Guilmon is show to have a much better handle on things, and the two of them become much more in sync, to the point where Takato can (somehow?) feel what Guimon feels during battle.

Too bad that its a two way street. Really, although the how is not explained as well as it could be, this all ends up being some pretty disturbing forshadowing when we find out what happens to Guilmon should Takato be the one to lose control, and its definitely not pretty. But I’ve already talked too long about these two.

Ruki and Renamon are my favorites of the three duos, and I’d go as far to say that, aside from Ken from 02, Rukis proabably my favorite human character, and definitely my favorite female human character in the entire franchise. At first glance a heartless ice queen, its later pretty clear Ruki simply worried getting emotionally close to anyone is a sign of weakness. Unlike Takato and jenrya who mostly played the games for fun. Ruki realizes the Digimon card game is something she’s VERY good at and plays it competitively. Eventually (in yet another plot point thats never… fully explained) she gets so good that seveal real live Digimon want her to be their Tamer. She ends up with Renamon. Renamon has a mysterious past, but her goals are obvious: become the strongest, no matter what. Ruki has the seems to view Renamon as little more than a fighter, to test her own taming skills, and although, its never outright stated, I always  got the impression that Renamon probably, at least initially, had a similar disregard for Ruki, seeing her as little more than a tool to make her digivolve, but by the time their first introduced, it seems like Renamon is starting feel dissatisfied with such a relationship, and feels as if she wants something more, and meeting Guilmon and Terriermon, who have much stronger bonds with their Tamers, only amplifies this. When she first evolves to Kyuubimon, it seems like the two have finally come to an understanding, but it does not last, and a very…… clingy IceDevimon, who wants to rap- I mean, force Ruki to be his Tamer. His horrifying collection of frozen victims, on the one hand, causes Ruki to question the hunting and killing wild digimon, which is good, but the experience was bad enough to turn her off from the whole taming thing altogether, and even after Kyubimon comes to her rescue, killing IcePedomon, Ruki decides she hates all Digimon. In the end, it takes the opposite to happen, for Ruki to save Renamon from a wild Harpymon, for the them to finally reconcile.

Theres, of course, a lot more I could talk about, such as family relationships, or the interactions between the different Digimon (Impmons interactions with Guimon, and Renamon were always rather amusing.) not to mention Juri, who ends up getting far more development than we could have expected considering what a minor role she plays in the first half of the series, but I’ve already talked way longer than I was expecting. I guess the bottom line is, Tamers honestly had some of the best, and in my opinion, the best and most well written protagonists, out of any Digimon title, and the relationships between the humans and the digimon were a huge part of that.

what bothers the signs about zodiac posts
  • Aries: always so vague?? is it bc I'm first
  • Taurus: why is every second post about food and/or sleeping
  • Gemini: TWO. DUALITY. I GET IT
  • Cancer: thanks to homestuck its like reading psychoanalysis for karkat
  • Leo: stop projecting pride and arrogance onto me just bc 'lions'
  • Virgo: why am I always the most superficial/shallow one
  • Libra: y'all must know some libra you can't stand, right? bc that's what it feels like
  • Scorpio: I get it. SCORPIOS ARE EVIL and have a BAD TEMPER
  • Sagittarius: at this point people usually run out of ideas
  • Capricorn: I'm so cold/hardworking - I'm a goat with a fish tail, pls be more creative
  • Aquarius: I can be a well-balanced person too why are you so intimidated
  • Pisces: on the note of lacking creativity, can I get something that ISN'T fish or water related for ONCE pls

I am less than 15 followers from 450. Originally I said I would only host this if I made it to 440, but I am just so excited I thought “Why not? We’re close enough!”. 

Let me tell you how this is gonna go down. We’ll start with

THE RULES

  • Must be following me! This is a giveaway for my followers, after all. You can unfollow after if you want but I think that’s kind of shallow. I’ve also been told I post some pretty great stuff so there’s that. 
  • Do not tag this as “giveaway”. Tumblr deletes a lot of those, and if this goes down I will NOT repost it! 
  • This must reach at least 100 notes to become valid
  • Be comfortable with privately sending me your mailing address. I can’t send you your prize if you don’t, right? 
  • No giveaway blogs! This giveaway is for my followers only! I will check every blog. Even if this gets more than 300 notes I will check every. Single. One.
  • Side blogs may enter but don’t be a jerk and just make a ton of blogs to give yourself more chances. 
  • Likes DO NOT count but you can REBLOG AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE.  
  • There will only be ONE winner
  • Only for my American/US followers. Sorry to my international ones but shipping is expensive
  • Winner will be contact in their askbox, so make sure your’s is open! Winner will have 48 hours to respond. 

GRAND PRIZE

I will go on a $30 USD shopping spree to my local apothecary and buy what the winner wants within that budget. You may buy up to $30 USD of merchandise. I will cover taxes, so no worries there. 

What does that mean? Well, my apothecary sells pretty much anything you could ask for in regards to witchcraft or paganism. Here are some examples of what you can buy: 

  • Seashells
  • Crystals/Stones
  • Essential Oils
  • Incense
  • Sealing Wax 
  • Tarot/Oracle Cards 
  • Cauldrons
  • Candles (several sizes, scents and colors!) 
  • Mortar and Pestles 
  • Books (for information, spells or fiction!) 
  • Statues and Miniature Altars
  • Much more! 

This competition ends on August 31st, 2015

Good luck my lovelies! Have a blessed day. 

lol y'all want finn x poe so bad

why not just appreciate finn x rey in all its fluffy cuteness and interracial glory

(also rey and kylo ren??? rly????? this is gonna be incest & we all know it)

(also what kind of immature teenage nonsense is this, wanting to pair together two characters who clearly want to kill each other when there is a perf CINNAMON ROLL in love w/ rey. yall just want problematic pairings tbh)

(ALSO, “good girl redeems bad guy” is so SHALLOW compared to “bad guy is redeemed by forgiveness of family even after KILLING HIS FATHER”… Rey redeeming Kylo Ren doesn’t even make sense… he doesn’t need her forgiveness, he needs his family’s)

ALSO PLEASE NOTE I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST GAY PAIRINGS I THINK THEY ARE ADORABLE AND I THINK QUEER REPRESENTATION IS IMPORTANT!!!! BUT INTERRACIAL REPRESENTATION IS EQUALLY IMPORTANT!!!!!!! AND FINN x REY IS MUCH MORE PLAUSIBLE AND ALSO MUCH CUTER


(EDIT: haha lol adding this because PLEASE stop sending me anons about this post, literally it was just me ranting at 4am, calm down you can ship whoever u want lol

if you are STILL going to send me anons at least make sure i haven’t already answered something similar lol here here and here)

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Week 13 - one March morning

This is a 10x7x1/4 inch tray bottom stationary box with eight torn edge prints from the “one March morning” series. 

Note: As a study on making tray bottoms, I used medium weight book board…thinking that thinner would be more visually appropriate given the shallow depth of the tray. On building the tray I discovered that the narrow strips of bookboard were not laterally stable [wavy] and abandoned my original intent to make a tray folio. I hastily fabricated a simple top covered in Mi-Teintes scrap…and named it next! I will not give up until I make the [almost] perfect tray bottom folio…I have plans for them ; ]