and today it occurred to me

A Spooktacular Weekend!! 🎃

Before I happen to fall asleep I want to thank all of those that I had the opportunity to give gifts too as well as those who I went around trick or treating to recieve gifts. All of your gifts are amazing!! They will be going in my game soon enough!! ^^ I’m glad I had the opputunity to be a part of such a loving community for such an event. I can say that my first Simblreen weekend was so much fun!! (I was actually stressed out about it honestly) Thank you to everyone who made this weekend spooktacular for me! Can’t wait to do this again next weekend!!  🎃

Sorry I didn’t get around to many of you today but I’m going to make a checklist for next weekend so I make it to everyone :D

@shellywellylove  (I have no idea why but at 2am is occured to me that when I see your user I thought it said ‘shelly we love’ stil I stared at it long enough i had to laugh at myself lol)











@early-grape (I honestly needed some sparkles!!)


@matchmadeinmaxis (enjoyed the game very much!!)


anyone else I messaged will be added eventually ^^

college is just as ridiculous as everyone thinks it is

last term i was 35 minutes into the first day of a roman society class and there was this dude eating burritos in the third row, and the prof asked him a question and the dude just went “i would love to answer, but it just occured to me this is NOT honours environmental economics” and stood up and left

for those who dont know, logan paul recently made a vlog in the suicide forest of Japan and found a person who had hung themselves earlier that day. he continued with his vlog and although he acted shocked and disturbed he did still upload the vlog including footage of the corpse. among other thing, he was wearing a silly hat and he joked about his friend’s nausea saying “what youve never been around a dead body before?”

heres how he could have handled it even slightly better:

“yo logang we were gonna do a fun vlog in aokigahara but unfortunately we found someone hanging and we could not continue. the police have been notified and out of respect for the recently deceased we will not be posting a video today”

logan paul hire me you dumb fuck im so much better at PR than you

Reasons to be happy today:

  • One night after a difficult mission made Bruce even gruffer than usual, his children gathered for a group complaining session that featured sarcastic Bruce-impressions and comments like “it would be nice to get positive feedback every once in awhile”
  • “I get that he loves us and all, but he could stand to show it” “Or say it, even. Never heard him do that”
  • At that point Cass, who had been sitting quietly, confused all of her siblings by replying, “He says that a lot”
  • See, Cass’s understanding of language is different. She reads body language, and it allows her to understand how people feel when they aren’t necessarily communicating it to others. Technically, Cass has never heard Bruce say “I love you.” But she’s certainly seen him say it many, many times
  • And since her siblings found that hard to believe, she set about proving it to them. Through the rest of the mission, every time she saw Bruce say “I love you,” she approached the nearest sibling and whispered “There”
  • [Bruce adjusts Damian’s cape on his way past] “There”
  • [Bruce rolls his eyes as Dick and Tim strike intentionally melodramatic poses on the rooftop] “There”
  • [Bruce hands Duke a granola bar when his stomach starts growling] “There”
  • [Bruce uses excessive force on a villain that came slightly too close to Jason] “There”
  • [Bruce tells off the collective JLA for unprofessional behavior while they openly ignore him and continue said behavior] “There”
  • [Bruce turns away from the truly impressive kick flip Cass used to incapacitate three separate combatants with absolutely no change in expression] “There. See? He’s proud”
  • The others aren’t totally sure they believe her, but if she’s right…. wow. That kind of changes everything
  • And since Bruce had no idea any of that went on, she’s free to continue. Whenever Cass sees that one of her brothers is feeling down, she follows them around to act as Bruce’s translator. Somebody has to do it, she figures

i was talking to my american friend today and something occurred to me 

out of sociolinguistic interest, 1) where are you from? and 2) if someone from the same country as you started talking about ‘the war’ (without any context as to which), which war would you assume they meant?

Rey’s lightsaber practice and the showdown on Crait; or, that time that Luke recognized that Rey was using Ben’s fighting style

I don’t have the patience or fortitude for a long meta, but I watched TLJ again today (the first time since the last time I saw it in the cinema), and something occurred to me that seems really obvious but that I hadn’t noticed before and that I haven’t seen others mention (apologies if I have missed meta that talk about this). It’s the scene on Ahch-To when Rey is practicing with the lightsaber. Luke is watching her practice, and he gets this look on his face.

I’d noticed it before and hadn’t thought much of it, but this time it struck me that he probably recognizes her fighting style, because it’s Ben’s. We’re all familiar with this idea - that during their showdown on Starkiller Base Rey dipped into Kylo’s mind and borrowed his fighting knowledge - and I think this reaction from Luke is further proof of this.

I went looking for parallel examples of Ben’s lightsaber technique to back this up, and I found it in an interesting place: his showdown with Luke on Crait. (My gifs are a little slow, but I think that’s okay since it makes their movements a bit easier to see.)

First, Rey opens her practice by holding her lightsaber straight ahead.

So does Ben.

Then she moves into some backhand swings.

So does Ben. (Note that Luke anticipates his move - Luke trained him, so presumably he knows what he’s going to do.) 

Rey follows up the backhand swings with a bunch of two-handed swingy chops. She’s pretty intense. (It’s after this that Luke makes the face in the gif up top.) (And check out her face, she’s all GRRRR, I love it.) 

Ben: SWING CHOP CHOP (two hands!)

Finally, Rey gets a little too into it and slices through the stone outcropping.

And what is it that Ben does? Uh huh.

So I started this wanting to prove that Luke recognizes Ben’s fighting style in Rey, and I think that is definitely the case, but at the same time I think I’ve also shown that Rey’s lightsaber practice is a foreshadowing of the showdown between Luke and Ben on Crait. If that isn’t very cool, I don’t know what is. 

I really, really, really love this movie.

(If there are other analyses along these lines please tag me on them, because I haven’t seen them but I don’t read a lot of meta. Oversights are my own and are accidental.)

Today, March 14, 2018, a student walkout was held.

From 10:00 to 10:17 the majority of my school stood outside, gathered around the flagpole.

We were silent for 17 minutes, a minute for each of the victims of the school shooting that occurred last month (February 14).

And I wondered, how is it possible that nobody has taken action? How is it that even after countless school shootings, people still won’t ban guns, or at the very least raise the age limit for buying and owning a gun.

Tomorrow, it could be me lying dead in a school hallway.

Tomorrow, it could be your child, grandchild, sibling, cousin…

It’s true, guns don’t kill people.

People WITH guns kill people.

The solution: don’t allow people to have guns.

It’s not hard to understand.

Your gun does not outweigh lives.

No filter witchcraft: let’s be fucking honest

So something occurred to me today.

I’m sure this is true of Tumblr and social media as a whole, and not just Witchblur, but it seems like a lot of witches, particularly if they are new, feel a certain degree of guilt when they see all these posts by Elder Witches with Ye Olde Grand Altar with Flawless Aesthetic and Perfect Perfectness at all times.

And let’s be honest.

None of us actually fucking live like that.

Our altars get dusty. Our workspaces get cluttered. Maybe our space isn’t very ideal to begin with, when we’re not carefully cropping out the crappy edges. Don’t lie: at most times apart from when we’re taking pictures for Witchblur or IG, it can look, well… not exceptionally magical. And certainly not as straight-up supernatural as it does after we’ve gotten done editing it within an inch of its life.

So I propose that as an act of encouragement and solidarity to witches – and baby witches especially – who are feeling guilty for not being something that doesn’t fucking exist, we post #nofilterwitchcraft.

Take a picture of anything having to do with your witch-ness, that is not tailored for perfection, not carefully pruned, not super aesthetic, and throw it up on Witchblur or IG. It doesn’t have to be a working, per se. It can be anything, as long as it’s witch-related in some way.

Here’s mine.

This is my usual workspace, which is a tiny side table which usually shares space with my ugly speakers and in this case, also some random hair shit. Also in-frame is my extremely ugly early 2000′s fold-away caravan mattress (which I couldn’t be fucked to actually fold up today), and my cover-less duvet. In other words, I am more or less a mess.

Let’s see yours. Tag #nofilterwitchcraft and I’ll reblog from the tag every Sunday.

i remember reading naruto as a 13-year-old and being so confused that kakashi was willing to read porn in public but today it occurred to me that the number of times i’ve straight-facedly read porn on ao3 in public is honestly kind of worrying. i’ve become kakashi. we’ve all become kakashi

It occurred to me today (as I almost licked a dry highlighter to re-hydrate it) that we, as a species, put our mouths on a lot of shit that we ought not to put anywhere near our mouths.

And just…imagine our first contact with a new alien species. Everything is going swimmingly, things are fantastic, one of the aliens remarks that they knew all those stories about how weird humans are were just made up by the other aliens to pull their legs…

…and then one of the humans licks their thumb and uses it to rub at a dirty spot on someone’s face, and yeah, now the human delegation has some explaining to do.

Submitted by: @forlorn-kumquat

The Fourth House - The House of Home

This is the fourth part of a twelve part series briefly explaining how the signs work in each house. Enjoy!

Ah, the House of Home, where the Moon and Cancer are rulers. It is in this house where you begin to learn what it means to say there is no place like home. You have found security, what nurtures you, keeps you in peace, and are ready to plant a home in this safe space. Having undergone the experiences that have shaped you to the person you are today, it is here where you decide: “yes, this is what I will call home because it keeps me protected.” The events that might have occurred in your life to realize what type of place you’re calling home can be of the relationship between your nurturer, such as your mother or father, regardless if these relationships were good or bad. (With further research these relationships can be analyzed with this placement.) Another aspect of home is where you come from, such as finding out your ancestry, heritage, and what you consider to be your culture. Since we are home, this is the private self that comes into play. We are home after a long day at work and are finally at the dinner table with our loved ones where we can be ourselves. It is also in this house where we express how we want to guide our loved ones to help them achieve what we believe is a full life. All in all, the Fourth House represents memories, photo albums, family, and everything you would call home. 

Aries in the Fourth House: So we know Aries always wants to be number one, and to be number one you always have to be achieving something. You are the same way at home. You may always be doing something in the house that involves action, like cleaning, painting, or rearranging furniture. If something needs to get done in the house, you do it. However, this can also be a bad thing because you may limit someone else from learning how to do for themselves and can be overbearing. Just because you can get the job done right and fast, doesn’t mean you should always do it. Be the leader, but do it in a way that others feel right following you. 

Taurus in the Fourth House: Having financial security and stability are what makes you feel like you are home. Not only for yourself but also your loved ones since this is how you feel protected. The drive that you have to achieve these things serves as a guide to the people in your life who might need some assistance in building better lives for themselves. However, you can come off too forceful so try to ease up a bit and let others ask for your help. Overall, your presence is a strong one and will not go unnoticed. You are extremely influential to the people around you so you have the power to lead people down the right paths of life if you learn to not let your temper get the best of you. 

Gemini in the Fourth House: The mind of a Gemini is always restless. Your family may know you as being energetic, talkative, and always up to something. There is never a dull moment with you because you’re full of curiosities and putting your thoughts into action. The perfect home for you involves a safe space where you can comfortably communicate with those around you and have them feel just as comfortable. Knowledge is power and being able to send that message is how you affect people’s lives. You want people to expand their minds to their full potential, as you would want for yourself, and when you achieve this, you are home. 

Cancer in the Fourth House: The familiar is home to you. How you were raised as a child can very well be a reflection of how you may set a home for yourself today or in the future. You have a strong sense to nurture and protect as any Cancer would, however, these qualities are much stronger in this placement since this is where Cancer rules.Your emotions have great power and can set people in the right direction if you learn to use them for good and not just be an emotional mess. In order to be the mother or nurturer to your loved ones you have to guard your feelings and be strong with your emotions. This way those around you can also learn how to be more in tune with their own emotions, and what better way to learn than from you. 

Leo in the Fourth House: You have a light in you that yearns to be shined at all times. Around family and loved ones you wish to be at the center of attention and it can cause you stress when you are not. You must learn that others may feel unimportant around you because you might not let them have a chance at the spotlight. Everyone has a light of their own so it is crucial for you to see that others want to be recognized too. Once you understand and are in tune with your ego and sense of self, this is how you will influence others in making lives for themselves. Since this is the house of home and togetherness you may find it difficult to lead others because all you want is to be the center of them. The Leo placement in the home can be one more of learning than of teaching. 

Virgo in the Fourth House: Very detail-oriented, the way you establish a home for yourself is through creating a routine based life. You can be the stereotypical Virgo of being a neat freak at home when you’re being critical on the house itself or your family. You set high standards for yourself and loved ones often causing stress in everyone because you make them feel like they have to be perfect, but perfection doesn’t exist. You have a strong sense of intuition like a mother’s intuition which helps you be of great service and a counselor: the ultimate goal of Virgo. People may be attracted to asking you for advice but there is a reason and you may have the answers to things you wouldn’t even imagine, all you have to do is dig into your intuition.  

Libra in the Fourth House: Living in harmony and peace is the only thing this Libra could ever ask for. When your family is in a good place and coming home feels relaxing and loving, this is when you are most happy. You are the peacemaker so your family has gotten use to you being the mediator and can constantly expect you to be the one to make everyone get along again. You don’t mind this too much because in the end you need the love of your family to survive. You can be somewhat dependent on others and are not too fond of being alone, but to avoid unhappiness, you must learn to find peace and harmony all on your own. 

Scorpio in the Fourth House: Since we are entering a private space, it is here where Scorpio feels comfortable enough to let their guard down. You may have deep, intimate relationships with your family members since you want to know them to their deepest, darkest level because you believe this is truly knowing a person. To them, however, you will always be a mystery. You have a powerful aura and it can express strong feelings of intimacy and depth. You may come off controlling to get what you want and this can be a turn off. Your highs will be very high and your lows very low so if you find yourself at a very low point try not to bring others down with you. Instead bring them with you when you come back up and aim higher.

Sagittarius in the Fourth House: With how much you love the outdoors, adventure, and exploring, your home will be a reflection of that. Doesn’t a house with big open windows looking out the forest sound beautiful? With walls filled of photographs of all the places you have travelled to. Freedom and independence are everything to you so you can make a home out of just about any space that is comfortable. You can teach people to be more independent and a bit more self centered, but in a good way. You show others that it is okay to be on your own and do things for yourself because in the end we really only have ourselves so why not make a home within ourselves so that wherever your travels take you, you are home. 

Capricorn in the Fourth House: At home you feel best being the provider and ensuring that everyone feels safe, protected, and emotionally satisfied. Troubles of unity may rise for the Capricorn in this house because this house is ruled by its opposite, Cancer. Where Cancer may be telling everyone how they feel, Capricorn keeps to themselves. You must learn to help others find purpose in life and not keep quiet of your intelligence because it might be that extra help they need. You may feel as though your words do not matter to people so you stay out of their lives, but in this house we are not meant to be alone so it is essential that you learn to find a home with your loved ones. You may have strong doubts within yourself because of the way you grew up but you must find confidence within yourself and mend any broken ties in your family. 

Aquarius in the Fourth House: As eccentric as the Aquarius is, your home is nothing of the ordinary. You will be interested in the innovative and your home will show for that with the newest technologies or even by the amount of times you move around. With family, you enjoy bringing everyone together but will not be tied down by them. If anything, you enjoy being in a group setting only to show off how different you are from everyone else. However, it is in this setting where you must learn that what you say has a strong influence on people so you should use that to direct them in their lives. You tend to want to help humanity as a whole forgetting that each individual has emotions that need to be understood. You will for the most part be independent in your domestic affairs but this is the house of home so don’t forget that we must come together here.

Pisces in the Fourth House: In the home, you will probably give yourself to your family more than you should. Everyone will continue to take as long as you keep giving. Your unhappiness should not equal their happiness, this is where your strong sense of empathy can get you into trouble. Your safe space is anywhere where you can be as imaginative as you want to be. Your mind explores places one cannot even dream so we may never really know you. You, however, are very intuitive and psychic about the feelings of others so you will know most of what is going on in the household. This can bring you to smother the ones you love because all you want to do is protect them but guilt tripping them to make them feel empathetic towards you is only going to push them away.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed this short analysis!

- Astrologia xo

On my first Fourth of July in the United States, I woke up in the morning, stretched and realized that my wife was still in bed.

I asked if she was going to work. She said, “Oh, don’t you know today is July Fourth?”

I looked through our window. Just about everybody in Fernley, Nevada, the town where we lived, was on their way to Main Street with chairs, umbrellas, drinks and snacks.

I was confused. What were they going to celebrate? I was curious, too, so I got our camp chairs and headed out to join our neighbors. That’s when my wife told me what was going on: “July Fourth is America’s Independence Day.”

I jumped out of my seat! This couldn’t be true. Who could have colonized a great country like America?

I thought colonization only occurred in Africa, where I grew up. I didn’t believe her.

That was in 2014 — the year I found out that America was once a British colony, just like my native Ghana.

I have had the privilege of seeing two ways of celebrating independence — and along the way have given a lot of thought to what independence really means.

George Mwinnyaa: Why I Love (And Question) Independence Day

Photo: Cristina Aldehuela/AFP/Getty Images

You know what’s cute on FR?

That we really do have these extra holidays, and it shows up in our greetings.

Like when I do business with people during a festival, 9 out of 10 times we wish each other a happy holiday i.e. “Thank you! Happy Thundercrack!”

It adds that tiny extra bit of happiness to life. I honestly have come to find that really special.

it didnt really occur to me how strange speedrunning is as a concept until a little while ago when i was trying to explain it to my wife and they were like, asking me what exactly the appeal of watching someone play a video game really fast was and i was like… u know honestly i have no idea all i know is i love to watch that little mario dude run around and go yahoo as he circumvents the bonds of his own reality

The sides as conversations my friends and I had today

Patton: Some sixteen year olds got arrested in front of me today? How are sixteen year olds capable of that?

Virgil: You were capable of doing bad things when you were sixteen.

Logan: Yes, but do you honestly think that ever would have occurred to him?

Roman: So if I’m not the nicest, then who is?

Virgil and Logan: Patton.

Patton: Yup! And if I wasn’t, at least we know for sure I’m the most PG out of all of us.

Roman: That… is an incredibly true statement.

Virgil: So you’re not going to explain your inside joke about dolphins to me?

Roman: You can’t handle the dolphins.

Patton: We are protecting you from the dolphins.

Virgil: This is just making me even more suspicious.

Logan: No more dolphins. We need to move on from the dolphins. Please.

Roman: Why do these ugly-ass shoes keep popping up? Who’s wearing them?

Logan: Patton, probably.

Virgil: Yeah, he wears crocs with socks to church.

Logan: And fanny packs. And mismatching bright colors.

Virgil: And onesies in public.

Roman: *shudders* Yeah, you’re probably right.

Patton: Can we stop being mean to each other?

Logan: I don’t know. Haven’t we known each other long enough to earn the right to be mean occasionally?

Roman: Yeah, look at this. Hey Virgil!

Virgil, across the room: What now?

Roman: F*ck you, Virgil. Love you, man.

Virgil: F*ck you too, man. *friendly thumbs up*

Roman: See?

mataglap  asked:

21. Kiss on a dare, McHanzo, because light and ridiculous is good for the soul. Feel free to prompt me in return!

HAHAHA another drabble I thought would be short and that went over 2,500 words. One of these days I’ll get back to those cute little 500-word punchline setups, but today is not that day. Kind of a mess and not entirely light and fluffy, oops, but still pretty close.

Of all the possible outcomes of accepting his brother’s invitation to Overwatch, making friends had not occurred to him. There were those who didn’t like him, or who kept their distance, but he had been prepared for that. He had expected it of all of them.

If Hanzo had taken the time to consider it more deeply, he might have anticipated Mei or Satya; they were clever and analytical, had good taste in teas and knew the value of quiet. Mei’s incessant, nearly obstinate kindness certainly aided the process. There were others that were perhaps more surprising, but most surprising of all was Jesse McCree.

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