babys first picture

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guess that fate brings them together in one way…or another! Haechan forever promoting his Mark hyung ♥

whoops i coloured it

now if only i could write the damn fic

UPDATE: i wrote the damn fic

I don’t always post artwork of my original characters…

…but when I do, they’re drawn on the pages of my Oliver score.  

pika-ace  asked:

Okay I was just listening to 'Dear Theodosia' and I immediately pictured your little Usnavi holding baby Sonny (I never realized how fitting that song was for them) :')

me: *posts a ryan ross photo* this is my favourite picture of ryan

me: *two seconds later posts another picture of ryan ross* this is my favourite picture of ryan

me: *waits a minute and posts another ryan ross photo* no wait, this is my favourite picture of ryan

Sun + Venus Aesthetics

Aries

Aries sun / Aries Venus: scraped knees, red lipstick, ripped fishnet tights

Aries sun / Taurus Venus: floor tickets at a concert, dark chocolate, combat boots

Aries sun / Cancer Venus: cuddling next to the fireplace, camping, woven blankets

Aries sun / Aquarius Venus: breathless conversations, red sunsets, cacti and succulents

Aries sun / Pisces Venus: getting lost in an unfamiliar city, driving in the rain, tired eyes

Taurus

Taurus sun / Aries Venus: classic rock, red long-stem roses, nose rings 

Taurus sun / Taurus Venus: bubble baths, daffodils, classic dark wash jeans

Taurus sun / Gemini Venus: bubblegum, crinkled-up laughing eyes, champagne

Taurus sun / Cancer Venus: pastel balloons, the moon reflecting on a lake, acoustic guitars

Taurus sun / Pisces Venus: bluebirds, getting caught in the rain, high waisted shorts

Gemini

Gemini sun / Aries Venus: lightning, laughing in the middle of a fight, stiletto heels

Gemini sun / Taurus Venus: mountain air, a perfect smile, wildflowers

Gemini sun / Gemini Venus: going out dancing, slapstick comedy, maraschino cherries

Gemini sun / Cancer Venus: pastel yellow sundresses, a worn out denim jacket, daisies

Gemini sun / Leo Venus: gold eye shadow, margaritas, long manicured nails

Cancer

Cancer sun / Taurus Venus: first kisses, baby pictures, vintage dresses

Cancer sun / Gemini Venus: strawberry milkshakes, blowing bubbles, old convertible Volkswagen bugs

Cancer sun / Cancer Venus: clover flowers, silver lockets, sunshowers

Cancer sun / Leo Venus: piano music, sunflowers, promise rings

Cancer sun / Virgo Venus: polaroid pictures, forehead kisses, silvery moonlight

Leo

Leo sun / Gemini Venus: golden retriever puppies, braided hair, orange cream popsicles

Leo sun / Cancer Venus: red wine, engagement rings, Valentine’s Day chocolate

Leo sun / Leo Venus: perfect winged eyeliner, gold jewelry, crushed velvet

Leo sun / Virgo Venus: cashmere sweaters, caramel popcorn, high heeled boots

Leo sun / Libra Venus: aviator sunglasses, palm trees, 80′s cult movies

Virgo

Virgo sun / Cancer Venus: freshly cut grass, crescent moons, flannel shirts

Virgo sun / Leo Venus: black coffee, thigh high socks, short bodycon dresses

Virgo sun / Virgo Venus: oversized sweaters, black framed glasses, old newspapers

Virgo sun / Libra Venus: windswept hair, coffee shops, lace stockings

Virgo sun / Scorpio Venus: black cats, crop tops, vinyl records

Libra

Libra sun / Leo Venus: lemonade, charm bracelets, gold tiaras

Libra sun / Virgo Venus: fairy lights, sparrows, a seedling just poking out of the soil

Libra sun / Libra Venus: cupcakes with pink frosting, designer brands, first dates

Libra sun / Scorpio Venus: converse high tops, smirks, amethyst 

Libra sun / Sagittarius Venus: private jets, tequila shots, seashells

Scorpio

Scorpio sun / Virgo Venus: Doc Martens, obsidian, stargazing on the roof

Scorpio sun / Libra Venus: strawberries, angel wings, sly smiles

Scorpio sun / Scorpio Venus: acid wash denim, vintage concert posters, things said in the heat of the moment

Scorpio sun / Sagittarius Venus: broken glass, chipped nail polish, beach bonfires

Scorpio sun / Capricorn Venus: werewolves, vanilla candles, smiling through tears

Sagittarius

Sagittarius sun / Libra Venus: bioluminescent beaches, quick kisses, flirting with a perfect stranger

Sagittarius sun / Scorpio Venus: crunchy leaves, wild eyes, losing baby teeth

Sagittarius sun / Sagittarius Venus: making people laugh, sneaking out, music festivals

Sagittarius sun / Capricorn Venus: the smell of smoke, old maps, iced tea

Sagittarius sun / Aquarius Venus: sunburns, the feeling of wind in your hair, sand between your toes

Capricorn

Capricorn sun / Scorpio Venus: thunderstorms, first love, the satisfaction of getting your way

Capricorn sun / Sagittarius Venus: sarcastic remarks, septum piercings, the “bad boy”

Capricorn sun / Capricorn Venus: crooked smiles, classic cars, cinnamon whiskey

Capricorn sun / Aquarius Venus: postcards, walking through grass barefoot, staying up until sunrise

Capricorn sun / Pisces Venus: foggy mornings, herbal tea, shooting stars

Aquarius

Aquarius sun / Aries Venus: exploring abandoned places, debates, laughing so hard you cry

Aquarius sun / Sagittarius Venus: spontaneous midnight road trips, borrowed sweatshirts, beanies

Aquarius sun / Capricorn Venus: ghost stories, fireflies, skateboarding

Aquarius sun / Aquarius Venus: hawks, ripped jeans, the irresistible urge to do something reckless

Aquarius sun / Pisces Venus: pastel hair, fairy tales, constellations

Pisces

Pisces sun / Aries Venus: black pearls, burned out matches, ferris wheels

Pisces sun / Taurus Venus: tide pools, the smell before rain, cotton candy

Pisces sun / Capricorn Venus: meteor showers, crystal-covered caves, daydreaming

Pisces sun / Aquarius Venus: crystal balls, watercolor paintings, Greek mythology

Pisces sun / Pisces Venus: hypnotic eyes, unconditional love, wild hair

anonymous asked:

Are there any myths involving crystals, gems, minerals, or rocks that give humans special powers?

What comes to mind are talismans and, in the Philippines, they’re specifically called anting-anting or agimat (agimat being more nature given vs man made and thus holding more power).

If they are mineral, it is often tektite or hematite. Sometimes, they are made of organic material and would often have something that resembles a powerful image imprinted on the surface of, for example, wood.

Although, it is more folklore than myth from what I know because it’s isn’t confined to a single story and it’s still being used in the Philippines today and you can buy them in Quiapo, Manila. There’s an anting-anting for every need and for every budget. This is a visual on the agimat, and this is a visual on the anting-anting.

The anting-anting contain religious/Christian-like imagery since they are also seen as powerful in the Philippines. The iconography of Christian images is indigenized and not always accurate to Christian doctrine— like baby Jesus on the first picture, lower left corner (who is naked and, if examined out of the picture, will have a fully erect penis. Otherwise known as “Santo Niño de Titi)


There are myths and superstitions surrounding a multitude of precious stones, although their influence isn’t usually enough to qualify as “special powers.” Mostly they’re just good for luck under certain circumstances (e.g., marriage, childbirth, travel, etc.) or as a preventative measure (e.g., animal attacks, natural disasters, or evil magic directed at the wearer, particularly the Evil Eye [everyone was terrified of the Evil Eye]).

  • Most red stones (carnelian, ruby, garnet) were considered protective against diseases or poisoning, either by actually negating the harm or discoloring in the presence of it.
  • Wearing amethyst protected against drunkenness, jade is still considered extremely lucky in China and Japan, and ruby was laid under foundations to prevent the building from collapsing, and agate could grant invisibility.
  • Ancient Mayans implanted multiple precious gems in their teeth to allow them to better communicate with the gods while the Shan people of ancient Burma would sew rubies under their skin to protect them in battle.
  • Curved stones with a hole bored in the larger end, called magatama, feature heavily in early Japanese mythology, although they’re usually used as a trade item.
    • The main exception to this is the Yasakani no Magatama which is a part of the Imperial Regalia of Japan. It’s used in the enthronement  ceremony in combination with a sword and mirror to confer imperial power to the emperor.
  • Multiple Native American tribes of the American Southwest considered turquoise to be significant. Ojibwe dreamcatchers traditionally contain a spider made of the stone to catch and eat bad dreams. In the Acoma Pueblo creation myth, the Creator taught the people how to make turquoise and shell beads that would make the wearer attractive and beloved. The Apache attached pieces to their bows to improve their accuracy.

It should be remembered that in the ancient world, there wasn’t much of a definition of any kind of stone beyond it’s immediately observable properties (e.g., color and hardness), so a lot of precious stones were lumped together under one name or mistaken for one another.

Also, the meaning of a lot of gem names has gotten more specific over time so while sapphire now refers to the gem quality corundum it used to just be the Latin word for blue. SO if you’re looking for a specific type of stone being significant in the ancient world, you might be out of luck.

As a side-note, diamonds are not historically or mythologically significant in any way. Their association with love and courtship is entirely thanks to marketing efforts by the De Beers cartel to keep demand high. This would also be the same cartel that controls the production and supply of the literal tons of high quality diamonds that have been mined in South Africa so that prices stay high as well. 

-the Chorus

HOW DOES BIGHIT EXPECT ME TO MOVE PAST THIS PICTURE? I swear, when the HD picture is posted after the album is released, I’m gonna enlarge it and frame it like they are my kids and put it next to my bed. Everyone knows I don’t ship for crap, it makes me uncomfortable, BUT I do like the whole brotherly type of thing people do. These two. Bangtan’s ‘95 line. When Tae was crying and the way Jimin was comforting him in those pictures, and on Jimin’s birthday when Tae posted that long fancafe post and mentioned how when Jimin started losing weight it made him very sad and the thought of it makes him want to cry, but that he’ll love him forever, and when Tae posted that Little Star cover because Jimin said the song reminded him of Tae (if you’ve never heard the original song, check it out right now. Open a new tab right now with the lyrics. It’s by Standing Egg. I swear to god you will cry), and during Jimin’s V app birthday broadcast he said he wanted Tae to go last for the speech because that’s his bestfriend and his words mean a lot to him, and all those Bangtan Bombs of Jimin and Tae working together to annoy the rest of the members, and them having their satoori corner on V app and when they play fought for the chips omg that was adorable, and all those pictures of them sleeping next to each other. UGH MY HEART. These two. THANK YOU GOD FOR HAVING KIM TAEHYUNG AND PARK JIMIN CROSS PATHS.

Eric: Hey, brahs. Since we’ve been talking about babies and whatever, I finally can put up Eva’s baby pictures. 

So, first is this one, with Rebecca hella pregnant. I don’t remember if this was just before she went into labor or what but Abe fucking adored her. He loved to feel her stomach just so he could feel Eva move. It was like fucking magic to him. 

Rebecca was actually really fucking sweet to Abe when Eva was just born. Abe was more amazed with the tiny little baby in front of him than anything else. 

This is one of my favorite pictures ever, you guys. Seriously. Just look at them. When Abe got to hold her for the first time ever, he started crying his eyes out. He was so happy to finally hold a baby, and his little sister. Eva was just really fucking confused on why this kid was crying on her but they were so close almost fucking immediately. 

When we stayed at the hospital that night, Kyle fell asleep with Eva on his chest. It was he cutest fucking sight, you guys. I had to pick up Eva before Kyle rolled over on that shitty pull out bed. She looked so precious, even before her gingervitis kicked in. I can barely recognize her without her fucking freckles, dude. 

She was a screaming, crying and fat baby when she was born. She only started to calm down after Rebecca held her for a while and passed her to me. I melted, you guys. My strong ass heart couldn’t handle her so I started crying. Both Kyle and I were so fucking tired, waiting up all night to see when Rebecca was going to push her out, that her crying was basically putting us to fucking sleep. 

I’m so excited you guys. I can’t fucking wait until I feel this again. I miss it so fucking much. I’m trying to be hella strong here, not wanting to fucking spill tears. 

I’m going to see a baby that’s barely two days old today, I’m so excited you have no idea. 😍😭😁😍😍😚😊😭😭

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Delena + their baby pictures

((headcanon that Ellie and Liam have this whole nonverbal conversation through playlists attached to emails

like when he sends her “Frontiers” with that first one? Her response is “Adventure”. Soaring orchestra music, upbeat electronic music, a Ray Bradbury short story (”The Concrete Mixer”, from 1951, a classic), an ebook of “Hyperion” by Dan Simmons (not her favorite but fitting nonetheless), a First Contact era asari drama, some stories from the era before intergalactic travel, and a photo of herself (with a giant model of a turian cruiser and hunter-safety orange hair) and her brother at 16, taken at a convention on the Citadel

just watch the turn that’ll take once they get together))