basically what i feel like doing these days

Is it just me or do the newer GTA lets plays (where they’ll fail if someone dies) give a better insight into what the Fake AH Crew would really be like? Because there are actual stakes since they only have the one life.

So Ryan and Michael are just as brave and ready to fight. But Gavin and Jeremy are TERRIFIED of fucking up because they know one wrong move could be fatal.

Gavin is always keeping an eye on his heart rate (he’s sure he’ll have a heart attack one day) and Jeremy feels no shame in sitting out if he’s to overwhelmed.

Basically, I hope they do a lot more of these videos because I like how it develops the Fake AH Crew dynamics

Okay but y'all lisTEN trampoline park AU’s.

•contests to see who can jump higher eventually leading to crashing into each other and falling

•"you got into a fight with a TWELVE YEAR OLD.“
“THEY STARTED IT OK.”

•"babe bet I can backflip.“
"Please don’t.”

•the one friend that gets annoyed with the competitive ones.

•"Bro bet i can get out of the block pit faster than you.“
"You’re on bro.”
*from across the building* “YOU’RE GONNA GET US THROWN OUT.”

•the OTP secretly making out during the blackout jump.

•"please stop landing in front of me and telling me you fell for me we’ve been dating for three years”

•the one that takes the obstacle course way too seriously, eventually leading to being thrown out of the place.

•the one that gets way too into dodgeball and leaves several 13 year olds with black eyes and bruised ribs.

•the squad goofing around and acting like children.

•"BABE WATCH ME DO A KICKFLIP.“
“The last time you tried
You were in the hospital for FOUR DAYS.”

Feel free to add more!

topaz-rabbit  asked:

You know how Mr Alan Ituriel joked about being Black Hat's dad. Okay, what if that were true, and Mr Ituriel was his dad and raised him since he was a barely sentient eldritch squid baby monster thing. How's that possible if BH is probably really fucking old. Easy Mr Ituriel would be some immortal that one day was like"yep, I'm going to raise this demon. Sounds fun." But he's the most suburban of dads ever, but never tried stifling BH's evil tendencies, he encouraged them even.

(Continued) Like Mr Ituriel has seen his son kill several men, and was just like ‘eh, kids will be kids.’ He is an immortal that gives no fucks. He is one of the few humans BH can say he’s ‘fond’ of (will never say it out loud) The one time he visited his son, because he’s a proud pop pop of his sons success and see how he’s doing because HE NEVER CALLS. So as a slight act of payback, he tells EMBARRASSING stories ‘Remember when your powers started to come in Hattie? You scared yourself silly!’

((I am torn between staying consistent with my personal theories and completely abandoning them for this great hc. So let’s just say I’m gonna be very contradictory with whatever the fuck I post, because oh man Normal Dad Alan Ituriel is a very good idea indeed.))

  • Alan, an immortal demi-human with abnormal morals who lives in the Mexican suburbs, is walking by an alleyway or something when he hears some kind of blood-curdling screech
  • naturally his first instinct is ‘oooh what the fuck is that let’s go find out.’ so he looks in a dumpster, and finds one dead-looking prostitute with some kind of Alien-franchise-esque parasite abomination thing crawling out of her chest cavity. It’s covered in blood, seems to be only made of wriggling black tentacles, and hissing.
  • “Aww, cute! Come on little guy, let’s get you cleaned up.” He kinda scoops him up with a shopping bag; he may be immortal, but fuck touching whatever fluids those are. Alan casually carries his writhing, screaming horrorterror baby home in a yellow plastic bag, and promptly throws it into the tub.
  • (Cue the insane bathtime montage where Alan locks it in the bathroom and sprays it with the showerhead until it’s clean enough to touch. BH tries to “kill” him (his hand) several times. Alan laughs.)
  • Once BH is thoroughly doused, he resembles a drenched eldritch cat, a soggy, angry bundle of wriggling flesh, multiple eyes, and gnashing teeth. He has not stopped trying to bite Alan.
  • Alan grabs him by the “scruff” and he immediately starts fighting back. He puts him in a cage until BH tires himself out from screaming and pounding at the bars. The two just stare at each other for a moment, silently regarding the other.
  • Alan sits in front of it and throws a small piece of raw meat into the cage. BH devours it in seconds. Alan unlocks the cage. BH instantly tries to attack him again. Alan puts him back in the cage. He waits a few minutes for the tantrum to end, then repeats the process.
  • eventually BH realizes he can get more food if he stays still for longer. so he stops fighting back and let’s Alan lure him closer, piece by piece. Eventually Alan has BH practically in his lap, literally eating out of the palm of his hand. With more food in him, he’s calmed down a bit. Alan smiles. Okay, this is pretty cute.
  • Only Alan would find BH eating cute tbh, it’s quite fucking disgusting how much raw meat has been spilled all over the place
  • Eventually BH is sated, becoming sleepy and much more complacent. He bites very, very weakly when Alan picks him up. Alan kind of cradles him like a baby, then pets him like a cat. The tentacles quiver. “Weird.” He thinks that means he likes it? BH falls asleep in Alan’s arms. “Cool.”
  • Fast forward a couple months, when BH exits the “larval stage.” That outer casing of tentacles is basically a cocoon, and BH eats and grows and eats and grows until he goes from small cat-sized to human-toddler sized. Then he stops fucking moving.
  • Alan freaks out thinking that he’s killed his adopted son after poking him with a stick for a day doesn’t do anything. Then, the outer casing splits open. BH re-emerges from his “pupal stage” as a fully-grown juvenile, basically a one-year old child. He looks like a miniature version of his current form, but without the dapper clothes or any teeth, and with two open eyes. Alan literally squeals and hugs him. BH tries to bite him again. Some things never change.
  • From there it’s basically like raising a baby, with a couple more eldritch aspects. BH grows twice as fast as an ordinary human. Alan dresses him in adorable baby clothes, not because he needs them, but because it makes him look “soooooo cuuuuute!!!”
  • BH’s teeth grow in, and Alan has to use metal teething rings when normal plastic doesn’t work. BH’s learns how to walk with Alan holding his hands. BH’s claws grow in and Alan files them down for him so he doesn’t hurt himself.
  • It takes about a month or so for BH to start talking. Normally he makes little eldritch blurbles that would make a human’s bones melt. Alan just repeats normal words that sound vaguely similar. Eventually BH gets the hang of it. (BH always claims that his first word was “evil”, but it’s his and Alan’s closest-kept secret that it was actually “papá”)
  • Black Hat’s powers come in during his “evil puberty.” He wakes up one morning feeling a little odd and… shimmery? It feels like his body isn’t quite there, like he’s almost floating outside of his flesh. Then he looks down, focusing on his arm. It solidifies more, feels less fuzzy. He focuses again, bringing the fuzziness back, and watches as it changes
  • “DAD HOLY FUCK”
  • Alan is kind of nervous as BH demonstrates how he can turn his arm into an actual, functioning snake. He gets even more nervous when BH starts sleep-teleporting. Alan wakes up with BH on the roof, BH in the garden, BH on the floor of his room, and BH a couple streets away. He always manages to find his son though, he just has to hurry before BH wakes up. (The first time Black Hat woke up after a sleep-teleport, he was confused and scared and started ripping dimensional holes trying to get home. Alan found him about a town over, but it had been quite the scare.)
  • Shortly after this, BH’s “edgy” phase started. (“MY NAME IS MR. WUT NOW DAD”) Alan never really tried to talk him out of it, instead just giving him the eldritch version of “The Talk.”
  • “Now I know that lately your body has been going through some… changes, and I know that might be scary. But any, uh, urges you feel are completely natural, and–” “DAD FOR FUCK’S SAKE I KNOW ALREADY, OKAY?? I’ve been murdering people for like, five months now.” “Oh, okay, if you ever need any, protection, or help hiding a body, you know you can always ask–” “GET OUT OF MY FUCKING ROOM!

It’s a great relationship they have. BH moves out a couple years later to start his business, and refuses to call Alan (out of pride? probably??) Alan doesn’t let him get away that easily, and each year he makes several unannounced visits. It almost always results in some kind of one-sided yelling match between the angry Black Hat and his cheerful dad, as his horrified employees listen on…

Tips for building mind spaces

Other posts of the series:
* Tips on Shadow spaces
* On Spiritual Bilocation

Mindspaces, also referred to as inner temples, are a great step between meditation and astral travel experiences. However, they are an amazing multi-purpose standalone tool as well. Especially for undercover witches who need to keep their practice secret!

I divide them into two types: basic mind spaces and shadow spaces. This post is about the basic mind spaces.

Basic mind space.

This is essentially a bubble in the space between this plane and the astral planes. It belongs to you and you can change it around as you see fit. Those are like your accounts in dropbox. Just like dropbox or other cloud services, those are password protected etc etc; you get to keep stuff there, its not 100% break-in proof, but safe enough. And you can generate a link to the bubble and send it to a friendly spirit/deity/any entity really, that you want to hang out with.

This place is great as a safety retreat - you can rest here should things get tough. I feel that energy work and practice can be done easier in the mind space, and you can study the energy more directly and it flows much easier than in physical. There’s also spirit work to a done here.  Invite your spirit friends over, meet with your deities for a cup of coffee, so much potential for fun~  There is a lot of room for experiments, spell casting and learning. And finally you can set up a passage that’ll take you straight to astral planes.

Your mind space is very flexible and it can look like anything. It can be a room, a garden, a house, a mountain top, a metro station, an underwater location, a formless blob of darkness. Anything YOU want. Coming back to energy work - it is easier to work with and shape energy, hence its easier to build structures in your space that allow for anything you can think of. Kind of like Rose’s room in Steven Universe. Although it takes more than a wish to make that structure stable.

Here’s a great post to check out by @stsathyre

How to build a mind space.

An important point to keep in mind is that mind spaces can be re-shaped easily, so just go ahead and try things out! You can always adjust things and make them different/better as you go :)

  • Think of what purpose it is going to serve. Are you going to mainly use it for spellwork? Is it going to be a safety retreat? It has to be practical for whatever your goals are. Should it have lines of shelves for books and magical tools? A large table for mixing up herbs/energies? A number of seats for guests you are going to invite? An extra door that would take you out into the astral planes?
  • Sketch a layout. Yes, take a pencil and a sheet of paper and just plan out your space. Do you want that river to pass through the middle of the room? Behind the building? Do you want that huge boulder to be in the middle of the clearing where you can set up your mind-space altar? Think of how it would be most comfortable and appealing. Include some leisure areas, a pile of pillows, a pile of soft autumn leaves, a soft floating cloud you can rest on - it’s always nice to have that :) I would discourage from going into greater detail on your furnishings at this point - you want to go gradually. Plan for a door through which you will enter.
  • Think of the door and safety reinforcements. I would suggest that your door have some sort of authentication mechanism to check that it is, in fact, YOU who is trying to come in. The best way is probably to include something that would read in your energy signature - while it is possible to fake that, it is hard. And in the majority of cases, there isn’t going to be many beings out there who’d go through much trouble to break in.
  • Pick your technique for actually GOING there. I should probably make this a bigger point, but.. There are many ways to travel and there are many degrees of depths to it. In other words, depending on what you like, you can go into a deep meditative state and go full-in. This way, your experiences will be intense, you will strongly feel all the sensations. Sometimes there are situations where you might not have enough time or good enough circumstances to go that deep. For such situations, a form of a spiritual bi-location might come in handy, which will make your sensations duller but will enable you to actually do things in physical while you also work in your mind space. (this is my favorite way of handling these things because life circumstances can be a bitch). I am sure duskenpath posted about doing this but I can’t seem to find the post now. 
  • Use the technique and start working on that door! Seriously, if you still haven’t - go check out this post. Use your technique and take yourself to that door. The basic frame should already be there. Examine it and work with it. It helps to touch and feel the material, contemplate the color. Geez just go read that post x)
  • Work on one thing at a time. I would advise to start gradually. When you go in, focus on one thing at a time. Shape your item. Make the structure strong, then move on to the next item. Work out all the details of the item, feel it, hell - smell it! Those structures are like wine. Older is stronger. After you create a couple of things - let it rest. Exit the space slowly and go on to do your daily business. Let it sit for a day or two, think of what you’ve completed in your space once in a while, keep it hanging in the back of your mind but do not actively go there. Let it gain strength. When you feel like it’s pretty set, go back in. See how it looks, see how it holds up. You might need to revisit your first structures and add some energy in there, reinforce them. To give you an example: I decided I needed a forest. I started working on it, the general sketch, the basic layout of the forest. I let it sit. When I came back, what was more like a sketch became more of a real thing. I did not have to consciously keep them there or make them work - they were rolling on their own.
  • A warning of foggy vision. When you are setting up the space, you focus on the details and pay much attention to each item. However, I’ve found that for me, being in the mind space - especially during bi-location feels kind of foggy. It is mostly a problem of focus, since I am working in two places at once. It feels like I should be wearing glasses but I don’t have them on. The details of the objects are gone unless I specifically work with the particular object. Even then sometimes it is cloudy. And you know what? That does not stop me from getting things done in the space. It might slow me down. But it is perfectly fine. For me that is a fair trade-off. I either go there without the really deep submersion, and everything is foggy, OR I don’t go at all. So that’s just something to keep in mind too
  • Sigils as a structure reinforcement and a gateway. If you feel like giving your space and structure an extra boost, you can make a sigil to represent the space and the changes you made to it. I know, usually the tutorials say to work with words. Apply the same approach to the little layout plan you sketched before. Take the basic shapes you used for your tables, chairs and other itmes and combine them into a sigil. Make changes until you feel that the sigil is a good representation. That same sigil can be used as a point of focus if you have trouble reaching your mental space. However, I would suggest keeping that sigil very and very private. You wouldn’t want to let anyone know your bank account password, neither would you want to let anyone have your apartment keys :)

A bit more on what you can do

You can do witchy business right there. You can cast spells from your mind space. You can set up your altars and shrines there if you have to keep your work/worship hidden. You can also do shadow work by accessing your subconscious more directly (if anyone is interested I will write a post about shadow spaces). You can brew tea and enjoy quiet evenings near a fireplace. You can use your space as a station to create servitors and experiment with energy structures. There are so so many possibilities!

If you have anything to add or questions to ask, my ask box is open and I’d be happy to discuss/help out! :)

infawrit10  asked:

"I haven't slept in four days", please?

This took so long to finish i’m very sorry! Anyway I’ve taken some inspiration from what i’m like when i haven’t slept in four days which is basically a zombie. hi i am not a healthy human being but who’s surprised?


The whiteboard in front of him looks like it’s fading into the wall. Somehow this does not phase him. He’s aware, somewhere in the back of his mind, that it probably should concern him that he’s practically hallucinating. It doesn’t though. He mostly feels pretty numb. 

“Jeremy!” Michael’s face is suddenly right in front of him and Jeremy sways a bit in his seat as he attempts to focus. The best he can do is place his gaze in the general area of Michael’s eyes as his vision blurs further. 

“Hey…” he grins automatically and ignores how there are dark spots dancing over Michael’s face. 

“Fuck… you don’t look so good buddy? What’re you doing here?” Jeremy is still processing the words when suddenly he tips forward. He doesn’t know when Michael twisted the chair Jeremy is sitting on towards him but he ends up faceplanting on Michael’s chest instead of the table. “Holy- alright, Jer you gotta get to the nurse… can you even stand?” 

“I’m perfectly fine,” is what he means to say but he’s pretty sure he’s lucky if Michael could even understand the tone of whatever the grumble that comes out of his mouth is. Michael puts his hand on the back of his head and tugs lightly at his hair, causing goosebumps to spread all the way down Jeremy’s back and he’s pretty sure he could just fall asleep right then and there. Michael says something that doesn’t seem to be directed at Jeremy before he gently pushes Jeremy upright and pats his cheek lightly. Jeremy opens eyes he hadn’t realized where closed and blinks at Michael who snorts at the sight. 

“Alright bud, wake up a bit, I’m not gonna carry you,” he says and tugs at Jeremy’s hands until they’re both standing up, Jeremy swaying precariously. 

“That’s a lie, you’ve done it before…” he says, slightly more awake now as they make their way out of the classroom, Jeremy’s arm over Michael’s shoulder and Michael’s arm around his waist. Michael snorts out a laugh at the memory. 

“-and you were so embarrassed you couldn’t look anyone in the eye for about three days after, yeah I remember.” 

“Mm, point is, you’d carry me if necessary.” 

“Yeah yeah whatever, can you make it like thirty more feet?” 

“Mm-hm.” 

“How’re you feeling?”

“Like I haven’t slept in four days?” Jeremy’s voice goes up an octave at the last syllable and he regrets the words when he feels Michael tense beside him.  

“Jeremy, you’re an idiot,” Michael says with a sigh and Jeremy slumps. “No, hey buddy- hold on.” He doesn’t say anything else until they get to the nurse’s office. There’s nobody there so Michael just walks up to the mattress and forces Jeremy to sit down. “You’re not an idiot, I didn’t mean it like that…” Jeremy only shrugs and looks down at his hands in his lap.

“Yeah.” He swallows the lump that had started forming in his throat at Michael’s accidentally harsh words. 

“I’m serious. You’re not, I shouldn’t have said it like that.” Especially not when you’re like this. Especially when you’re sleep deprived and every word hits harder than usual. 

Okay.” As Jeremy sways in place again Michael seems to be reminded of the problem at hand. 

“Alright,” he says and starts to push Jeremy down on the bed, “take a nap. I’ll be here and let the nurse know what’s up when he comes back.”

“Stay?”

“Yeah I’m staying.”

xmen headcanon

an alternative ending for xma where 

  • instead of going away again, erik stays after saying “you can convince me to do anything” and charles answers him “what if i can do that without my powers? stay for a week or so and in the end of that you decide whether to go or not”
  • erik is all like “oh u little shit u think you have this much influence over me you’ll see i’ll stay here and yet i’ll leave” 
  • spoiler: charles has this much influence over erik. yes, even without his powers
  • on the first day they just talk a lot and charles leaves the training and administrating to hank and raven all day long, focusing on making erik feels welcome and comfortable in the mansion
  • they talk a lot about random things and things go out of track and the subject of the conversation changes and as expected, they fight, because erik thinks charles is uncapable of understanding him and everytime they fight erik starts thinking he’s not worthy or like he belongs in charles bubble of safety and happiness
  • raven “stop bitching around erik for fucks sake charles is just trying to help for once in your life let the man in (pun indeed) and open up to him (pun indeed /2)
  • erik stays 
  • on the second day erik wakes up really early and starts walking around the property of the mansion and runs into peter and even if peter is all awkward and blushing a little he manages to have a real conversation with his dad and when erik says “what would you do if you told someone horrible things that you didn’t mean but yet you feel you are kinda right?” and peter says “if this person really matters to you, i think you should put it all aside and apologise”
  • erik keeps walking alone after peter “i’m sorry i’m really sorry i want i really do to spend more time with you but my class will start maybe we could talk more later? you are an awesome person and i still don’t have many friends in here” maximoff is gone and after a few hours erik just starts running as fast as he can and asks every person in the mansion where charles is until he finds him giving classes and stops in the entrance of the room and goes “i’m sorry charles, i didn’t mean any of that” and charles has his chest warm for the rest of the day
  • erik just disappears after that but in the beginning of the night charles finds him and is all like “i know you didn’t, my friend” and their day two is just watching the trees and feeling the wind together remembering each other that they are still alive after all that insanity 
  • on day three erik wakes up around noon. this is the first night in a very long time he’s slept more than eight hours straight without a nightmare, and he is really grateful to charles for that, even if he didn’t use his powers to help erik. so the day starts really nice and he takes his time taking a long shower, relaxing his muscles and puting on his sweatpants and sweatshirt and goes running around the property while watching a few students playing different sports
  • erik being all like “you are not in the right position, kid. you have to put your feet like this and your torso like this so you have more support to throw the ball” and he goes like that for the rest of the day
  • charles watching and having an ideia
  • day four charles “hey erik i saw you helping the kids out there yesterday and i was wondering if you’d like to give some classes here in the instutute”
  • erik really freaked out 
  • “hey r u that kid with white hair from that day omg please help me charles wants me to give classes what should i do”
  • peter “you were supposed to give me advices and not the other way around” maximoff keeps quiet and just says “you go man!!!!”
  • at first charles only introduces erik to the kids and says “he’s gonna be your physical education teacher, i hope you all be nice to him” and all the kids are like “omg erik is gonna stay here????” and after some awkward moments erik says “well maybe i stick around for a while but only if you can throw a ball right” and everybdy feels challanged and too anxious for erik’s class
  • the class is a success and everybody wants erik to stay 
  • erik and charles laughing together at the dinner table and staying wake until late in the night
  • during day five erik wakes up early again, but not so early, and runs into peter again. this time, though, erik talks excitedly about how good he felt by teaching those kids and that he could do that everyday of his life. it was just nice and fun and made him feel good about himself
  • peter still feels a little awkward, but listens with lots of attention and is basically shining of happiness because “omg dad is talking to me help”. he decides to watch the older kids training when peter again has to go with a lot of apologies and erik goes like “u know what? i think i’m gonna see this famous training of yours”
  • charles is secretly watching from far with a bright smile on his face and his day has never been better than after watching erik giving tips and advice to the young mutants in training
  • after a long day of teaching for both of them have a lovely dinner night in private, after everybody is asleep and just the two of them are in the kitchen and the lights are out and the only thing illuminating the place is the light of some candles 
  • “how it feels like to be teaching the new generation?” “quite tiring, charles”
  • day six they all take a day off and charles takes erik to his favorite part of the mansion: the library. he just knows the kids would be out there with their parents or friends so they’d be alone in that place of the mansion. charles told erik that he loved that place because it was always so quiet and clean and when people weren’t around he could relax his shields and just think
  • and charles babbles for several minutes and all erik can think is how cute charles is and for a moment he forgets charles can read minds so when he blushed erik didn’t understand why so charles projected in his mind “i think you are cute too” and then erik smiles and holds charles hand and suddenly they were back in time when they were all young and innocent because charles countinued to be that dreamy little puppy he’s always been ever since they’d met
  • and that night charles asks erik to sleep in the room with him because “i feel like i can finally relax when you are around”
  • but day seven goes to shit because while erik is on his way to the fields to wait for the kids, he can’t see peter anywhere around so he uses the time he has left to go after the kid and when he finally finds him he sees him in charles office and he has a sad look in his face. at first erik thinks about going in but he sees charles with that serious but gentle look on his eyes and then he says “i know it hurts to watch him be gentle and nice and fun with the other children, but he’s not a psychic, peter. he can’t guess he’s your father”
  • erik storms out so furiously that he doesn’t even risk be near anyone, he just isolates himself and when hank goes look for him, he asks him to tell charles that he’s “leaving right after de sunset” and when hank delivers the message charles doesn’t get what happened until he understands that the enraged thought waves he listened were erik’s and fuck now he could be angry at peter too and dear god now erik is gonna leave and it’s all my fault for not convincing peter to tell him the truth”
  • charles goes after erik and finds him under a tree watching the kids from far and for the look on his face, decides to leave him alone, knowing he lost the bet right in day seven, when he was so so close of getting erik home finally after so many years
  • and the rest of the day is just really gray and peter comes after him again asking what happened and why erik was so weird and when charles tells him peter is fucking pissed like he’s seeing red and he asks professor to take a day off and charles is so sad and not caring at all he agrees and lets peter do whatever he wants
  • so peter passes the day walking around the mansion and calming himself down and suddenly it’s after the sunset and he knows erik’s leaving and he speeds up to stop erik from doing the wrong thing again “i can’t believe you are leaving because of that, you are such a baby”
  • “how could you tell him and not me? and how could he keep that secret from me?”
  • and peter is so fucking done with erik because he’s helped saving the guy two fucking times already and the fucker is still bitching out and “i know i shouldn’t have kept this secret from you and i am sorry but you can’t just be extra and run away you should be thankful because you still have family”
  • erik then goes “come with me”
  • “i can’t leave with you because they need me, and they need you; and more than that, professor needs you because he fucking loves you can’t you fucking see it? you two have been making me sick all week”
  • and then realisation hits him and he puts his baggage down and starts running and only stops to hug peter and “i’m sorry. we’ll talk about it later”  
  • erik runs straight ahead charles’ office and pulls him closer and then he kneels and looking into charles’ eyes “i’m sorry for everything i souldn’t have done that, will you forgive me?” and charles can’t say a word he just starts crying and he hugs erik and “i’m not done yet; i think we should compensate the lost time, right?” and charles’ is still crying and laughing and he just kisses erik and everything ends fine
  • next fathers’ day both charles and erik gets best dads cards 

It can be difficult when you’re disabled to consciously prioritise yourself.

To admit that you’re having a bad day and that you need to step away from everything that isn’t essential to your day-to-day survival.

Often, your subconscious can handle rationalising why you’re pushing off tasks.

The world won’t end if you live off Pot Noodle for a few days or the kitchen isn’t clean or you don’t shower over the weekend.

But right this second, in this political climate, it’s very easy to feel as if the world might end if you’re not marching or phoning people or engaging with incredibly heavy subject-matter constantly.

And everyone always tacks on “if you’re able”.

“Everyone should be doing this! But, like, I mean those who are able. Don’t feel bad if you can’t. But also, here’s a list of ways to engage with it anyway if it’s difficult for you. No pressure, but this person did it and they hate phone calls!”

But what about those of us who are nebulously able?

Who could maybe push ourselves, but at the expense of the essential day-to-day stuff, like our jobs or studies or basic self-care?

So here’s a reminder to everyone who is nebulously able: doing shit like this is for good days.

And it’s not even the first thing to do on a good day because you have to put the hoarding for bad days first.

Wait for a good day.

Make sure you’ve caught up on basics like shopping and cleaning and all of those things that shouldn’t have gotten so far down your list.

Make sure that engaging with these kinds of topics isn’t going to drain you of spoons that you need for the near future.

Then prioritise this stuff.

You’re no good to any cause if you’re burnt out.

A-Z NSFW: Kyungsoo

Originally posted by sekaisoosgirl

Disclaimer: I couldn’t find the original poster this came from, but I got this from philanddanxreader, I didn’t come up with this.

A = Aftercare 
Regardless of the boyish banter he has with EXO, punchin Chan in the gut n all, we all know KSoo is literally the softest human alive. Boy acts like Spike but we all know he’s more like Gizmo. He’s secretly motherly, and almost has fun making sure you’re clean and sated and happy afterwards, plus he’s a cuddler, and what’s better after sex than KSoo cuddles?

B = Body part (Their favorite body part of theirs and also their partner’s) 
I feel like KSoo is a complicated guy. He’s faux confident, he wants to be okay with himself but he’s still kind of self conscious. The boy ain’t flashed us like BaekYeol but we can all see he’s been working out and pretty toned. I feel like he’s weirdly proud of his arms, especially when he gets to cage you in with them. With you, he oddly likes your hands, he loves how they fit together chansoo hand size difference tho b y e and he likes intertwining your fingers and holding your hands above you head when he’s got you on your back. 

C = Cum 
I don’t think KSoo is a particularly naughty or messy kind of guy, he’s not a mess maker when he cums. Ideally, it’s almost always in a condom #RubberUpKids but the few off times he isn’t inside you, he finishes on your tummy most of the time.

D = Dirty Secret (a dirty secret of theirs) 
Honestly, with all the SatanSoo and KSoo hatin EXO n beating them up jokes that suck butt stop saying them theyre not funny at all f u c k o f f it’s pretty unexpected that KSoo is kind of sort of really submissive, so he hides that quite a bit. But I expect it’ll slip out, it won’t stay hidden long tbh.

E = Experience (How experienced are they? Do they know what they’re doing?)
I feel like I’ve said this before, but being broken up with because he was “clingy” and never got candy on Valentine’s Day or whatever, he’s kind of withdrawn from girls? I think he’s pretty awkward and beyond porn, he doesn’t have any hands on experiences. But you’ll just have to teach him…won’t you….

F = Favorite position
Contrary to belief, KSoo isn’t the kinkiest man to walk the earth, sometimes quiet people are just quiet people. He’s pretty basic honestly, missionary, doggy, you riding him, that’s pretty much the only things in his book. He’s pretty fond of relaxing back against the headboard and having you settled on his lap and taking you that way.

G = Goofy (Are they more serious in the moment, or are they humorous, etc)
KSoo’s kind of a meme in your relationship. In the bedroom, generally he’s pretty serious. Especially the first few times you slept together, or any time you want to try something new, he’s so incredibly focused that there’s no room for jokes. He does get pretty giggly if you’re having a weirdly fun/ meme day, but on the norm he’s focused on giving both of you the most pleasurable time he can.

H = Hair (How well groomed are they)
KSoo strikes me as a pretty clean guy, I mean the dudes almost bald anyways, and what flashes we get, his lil tummy is pretty smooth. I don’t think he’s bare though, but he definitely trims well.

I = Intimacy (How are they during the moment, romantic aspect…)
While he’s pretty serious in the bedroom, he’s really loving and mushy with you; both in your sexual relationship and non-sexual. KSoo’s not one to go over the top with his affection though, we know he’s a quiet lover from how EXO talks about him. He’s a holding hands, eye contact, gentle kisses, whispering sweet nothings kind of guy.

J = Jack Off (Masturbation)
KSoo’s a very secret mastubater, he can do it in record speed, oddly enough. He’s one that hides out in the bathroom, or during a shower, thankful for the lock on the bathroom door. Unless you knew what he was up to, anyone would think he’s just going to the bathroom. 

K = Kink (One or more of their kinks)
[Back to Dirty Secret] He’s not much of a kinky guy, he’s definitely someone you can call vanilla. But he’s actually kind of submissive, not to the point of like…letting you tie him up and spank him….but he likes to just lay back and hold on for dear life while he lets you have complete control. Also, he’s kinda slap happy with Chan so I can imagine him being semi into spanking you, too.

L = Location (Favorite places to do the do)
Knowing that Chan is a little shit that eggs KSoo on till he jumps the tree boy, he knows literally no where is really safe since the amazon kid can pick locks. The bedroom is the only play anything goes down, even the bathroom isn’t on the list because 1. he’s terrified of someone getting hurt. 2. chan’s ass likes picking locks. 3. you’ll need another shower when you’re done and the warm waters all gone from shower fucking.  

M = Motivation (What turns them on, gets them going)
Honestly, he just likes you coming onto him in full force. KSoo’s a bit hesitant with legit PDA(like kissing) so when you take the initiative and kiss him, touch him, or just plain ol’ tell him you wanna go home and fuck, he’s kind of latched to your back to hide his boner. 

N = NO (Something they wouldn’t do, turn offs)
Tying anyone up makes him semi anxious, he’s one that reads in depth about toys or positions you try to see what he’s getting into, and stories about lost hand cuff keys or ropes incorrectly used cutting off circulation scare him a lot. He’s not down for the risk.

O = Oral (Preference in giving or receiving, skill, etc)
I don’t…trust his mouth…He may be quiet but when he talks, that tongue does some damage. At first he’s pretty messy, not even really pleasurable but he’s easily taught and now it’s almost a punishment for you to have his tongue on you. Tbh since you’re pretty much the dominant one he lets you do whatever you want, but he’s certainly not going to say no to a bj.

P = Pace (Are they fast and rough? Slow and sensual? etc.)
In general it’s your pace that’s in question. Typically, his pace is more slow and sensual, almost lazy with his thrusts regardless of the position you’re in. He likes watching you anticipate him sinking his length back into you, relaxing slightly when he pulls out and squirming with need when he thrusts back in again.

Q = Quickie (Their opinions on quickies rather than proper sex, how often, etc.)
He’s not the biggest fan of quickies, he’s a lazy lover you could say. So he doesn’t like how quickies force you to be…well, quick…and being quick nearly always sacrifices the true fun of being able to spend an unrestricted amount of time with your body. A few times they’ve come up, but he doesn’t really like them.

R = Risk (Are they game to experiment, do they take risks, etc.)
From location, to Wild Card, he’s not very risky. He thoroughly researches anything you bring up or want to try, just to see what’s supposed to be done and how to do everything properly. A lot of things get brushed off because he’s sure he won’t do it right and end up hurting you, so in most cases, he’s not really a risk taking guy. 

S = Stamina (How many rounds can they go for, how long do they last…)
KSoo’s another ‘fuck all night’ member, he doesn’t cum very quickly, and he stretches out foreplay for quite a while too. Part of the reason he likes a slower pace is so the feeling can build and intensity rises over your time in the sheets.

T = Toy (Do they own toys? Do they use them? On a partner or themselves?)
[See Risk and NO] He doesn’t and most likely won’t own many toys, they make him nervous tbh, he doesn’t want to use anything that could and will fuck up and hurt you unless he’s used to using it on you. The most he’ll use is a few vibratorshis logic is well if my dick doesnt hurt you then this dick lookin thing wont either

U = Unfair (how much they like to tease)
Because you’re usually in charge, he’s not that much of a tease. Really KSoo isn’t even if he’s in charge, he’d say he’s just the right amount of a teaser. Oral is pretty much the only teasing thing he does.

V = Volume (How loud they are, what sounds they make)
We all know KSoo is a vocal god, he’s got the cords to let some good shit go in the bedroom. He’s not very loud, though, but he is very vocal. He’s more of a low moaner and talker, he likes whispering sweet nothings to you but having you squirming around on his lap drags quite a few moans out of ya boy.

W = Wild Card (Get a random headcanon for the character of your choice)
The reason he’s so paranoid about locked doors, happened because of being on tour. Being in a hotel room with several other members at a time doesn’t exactly leave one with some alone time. Everyone suddenly needs to pee whenever he made a move for the bathroom, so when Suho took the boys to eat and he opted to stay in he thought he’d finally be alone for a while. However….5 minutes in with his pants around his ankles and a picture you’d sent him pulled up on your phone…Chan decided to pop back it…wasn’t a good night for anyone…

X = X-Ray (Let’s see what’s going on in those pants, picture or words)
Jesus Christ Nana says KSoo ain’t that big. According to her, he’s actually on the shorter side of the spectrum, but he’s thicc bye 

Y = Yearning (How high is their sex drive?)
KSoo’s childhood GF broke up with him because ‘he’s clingy’ or whatever, I do think he’ll be exceptionally clingy in your relationship too. He’s always ready for you and needs you pretty much at any given moment. I think he has a weirdly high sex drive, he’s just good at keeping it hidden and under control.

Z = ZZZ (… how quickly they fall asleep afterwards)
I imagine KSoo as a really cuddly bby, especially after sex, he falls asleep fairly quickly. As soon as aftercare is checked off the list, he’s snuggled under the blankets with his arms around you, satisfied, content, and ready for nap time.

anonymous asked:

How do you think Seb fucks? I honestly feel that he's like a rough dominant type

This is a hard one, but personally, I feel like Sebastian is both. 

I feel like he’s into some really off the charts kinky shit that he won’t tell anyone about, but from what I do think is that he has a power kink. 

I feel like he’d be very controlling in bed and he thrives off of making you know that he’s the only one that can make you feel that way. I think all of the positions that you guys would do, they’d be the extreme versions of what they usually are. His favorite would be missionary, but not the basic kind. I’m taking your legs by your head kind of missionary so he can see how he fucks you, and how you look while he does. 

He’d always say 

“Who’s my bitch?” 

“I-I am, daddy!”

Sebastian gets off knowing that he’s getting you off. He really enjoys making people squirm. 

Like every time he gives a fan one of these:

He knows exactly what he’s doing and he loves it. 

BUT I feel as dominant as he may be, he’s also a giant sub as well. 

I mean, he’s a giant sweetheart and he loves making people’s day. So that brings me to believe that he’d love pleasing you, even if that means he doesn’t get to get off as well. And sometimes, he just doesn’t wanna be in control anymore and wants someone else to make the rules. I imagine really, really he likes being tied up, blindfolded and having you ride his face until he’s begging you for more. 

Or he’d love being pet while he eats you out. And he loves being praised, like to the point where he craves it. Just imagine his head buried between your legs, and your stroking his hair lovingly while giving him praises. 

“You’re such a good boy, Seba.” 

And he looks up at you, his eyes dilated and his mouth wet as fuck and he just smiles so damn big like a kid in a candy store. 

“Am i?” 

I MEAN LOOK AT HIM LOL

He’s like a literal kitten. He’s Baby Boy material and he knows it. ;)

He’s like the poster boy for a dom/sub switch haha!

Wonwoo’s interview on Seventeen x Seventeen

‘Cool brain wave man who loves to read, Wonwoo’

1. How are you going to exress your personality?
◇ I’m very shy around strangers. It usually takes one or two months until I can look into the eyes of the people I just met. But after that, the distance between us gets smaller (the relationship gets warmer/closer). (laughs)

2. What is your role in the group?
◇ Intellectual. I have liked reading since I was a child. I think I know more about thing compared to the other members. Even nowadays if there’s time, I will read.

3. What is the time that makes you the happiest?
◇ When I can express my feelings through our music. Among our songs, 'Can’t See the End’ is the song where I expressed my feelings after the debut.

4. How do you spend your days off?
◇ Since I’m basically an introvert, I will likely to spend most of the time at home. I would play games at home or read a book.

5. What’s your favorite daily clothing style?
◇ A casual style that matches with a parka, sweater or jersey. During winter, I love wearing jumpers, (*there’s something about mountain leather? I’m not sure? It’s probably a brand? Sorry.) I’m wearing one on the video for the concerts in Japan this February.

6. Charm point
◇ I think it’s my manly side.

7. What kind of kid were you in school?
◇ I used to play basketball, bowling and soccer with my close friends. We did sports. I like the subjects English, Math and Korean. I’m bad with Social Studies though, but recently I read a book about society and I found it interesting.

8. A few words to 'SEVENTEEN’ readers?
◇ I always wanted to be someone who performs (sings and dances) since I was a child, and I finally achieved that dream. To 'SEVENTEEN’ readers, I want you to reach your dreams too.

Scan by @ jeonwonwoo_kr
Japanese ⇒ Korean by @ MooooocciR
Korean ⇒ English by fyeahwonhui
(Please do not take out the translations without permission. Also sorry in advance if not everything is 100% accurate)

Top Surgery Advice

Hey everyone! I’ve been waiting to make a post with some top surgery advice and now that I’m finally feeling a little better I thought I’d take a shot. I’ve already made a post about my personal experience, so feel free to read that and maybe get an idea of what your day might be like. I also dealt with a minor complication after surgery, which I’ve posted about here. It was nothing too serious, but feel free to read it if you want to learn about a not-so-common experience. Now, on to the good stuff!

Leading up to surgery:

  • Drink plenty of fluids and try to maintain a healthy lifestyle–this will help during surgery and during recovery!
  • Make sure you have an after surgery buddy. I’m not sure I would’ve survived without @gaydogdad to hand me things I couldn’t reach (that were usually 6 inches away). 
  • If you feel anxious, call and talk to your surgeon/staff. It’s totally normal to worry and they will help you out any way they can. 

The day of surgery:

  • Wear loose clothes! Many surgeons will recommend wearing a button-up, but mine only allowed zip-up sweaters. I strongly recommend going with the sweater instead of button-up shirt! You might think that a shirt will be loose enough, but once the swelling and soreness sets in you’re going to want something loose and comfy. Basketball/workout shorts are also your best friend because pulling your pants down to pee is not a fun experience the first day or so. Also, flipflops/sandals. Comfort is the key on surgery day!
  • Your surgeon will likely give you instructions with what to bring to the facility on surgery day (prescriptions, clothes, inhalers, etc.). Be sure to review them and pack your bag the night before!
  • You are going to feel nervous/anxious/excited/scared/happy (basically every emotion ever) and that’s totally okay! This is a big day! You are also probably going to feel like you’re forgetting to do something or that you haven’t done everything your doctor said–at least, that’s how I felt the entire morning. Chances are, you’re fine. Your nerves will trick you into thinking you should be doing more, but your number one concern should be relaxing and mentally preparing yourself for the day!
  • Communicate with your doctor/staff! Don’t be shy to ask questions about what is going to happen or concerns you may have. That’s why they are there. 

Recovery:

  • Rest, rest, rest! ‘Nuff said. 
  • Figure out the most comfortable position/place for you. I stayed on the couch for a few days because it was really hard to sit up from laying flat on my back in bed. Sometimes I even slept sitting straight up. Just figure out what works best for you and get plenty of sleep/rest.
  • Listen to your doctor! Don’t overexert yourself just because you start feeling better. Don’t stop wearing your compression shirt because the swelling subsided. Don’t forget to take your medicine. Basically, be the ideal patient. 
  • Listen to your body! If you feel tired, sleep. If your muscles are sore, take a break from whatever  you’re doing. If you’re hungry, eat. Surgery is exhausting and it takes a lot out of you. Don’t think “well it’s been a week so I should be able to do _____” because that’s not always how it works. Everyone heals differently. 
  • That being said, I know guys who stopped taking pain pills after the first day and others (including myself) who needed them for a longer period of time. As long as you are using them the way they’re intended, don’t be ashamed that you are in pain. Take care of yourself the best way you can!
  • My doctor provided a post-op package as well with some helpful contents that I’ll list here just so you have an idea of some things you may need but didn’t think about:
    • Melatonin (sleep, sleep, sleep!)
    • Sleep mask and ear plugs (sleep, sleep, sleep during the day!)
    • Dulcolax (helps relieve constipation that most people experience from pain killers and anesthesia) 
    • Probiotic Pearls (helps your immune system and your tummy!)
    • Arnica Montana (an herb that helps with swelling and bruising)
    • Benadryl (in case you’re itchy; also helps sleep)
    • White Petroleum Jelly (for post-op massages)
    • Additional Gauze/Dressings (they gave me maternity pads and they worked wonders absorbing the fluid from my drains)

Well, that’s all I have for now! I hope this can help some folks in the future and I am always open to answering questions you may have about hormones or surgery or anything in general. 

anonymous asked:

hi!! sorry it wouldnt let me send more asks haha. i'll tell you the rest of what happened, but i gotta be upfront and say that i cant provide you with real "PROOF" of what happened bc i'm really, really not comfortable with sharing the pic of us since the pic+the story 10000% outs me (even if it's just on the internet. i have irl friends here.) so enjoy the story, but i totally get if you don't publish it because there's not solid proof (not that it's insider-y or really has any info to it lmao)

so i spot them (not like it was difficult ha) and i was like holy shit my time has come. im finally getting my louis+starbucks moment in the sun. so after about 30 seconds of ??????? i bucked up and went over and i was like mega shy because IT’S SO AWKWARD APPROACHING A CELEB I HAD NO IDEA. like i mean i kinda assumed it would be, but i’ve literally never done it before so i had no idea just how bad it would be……. 

 4. but anyways i did the whole “omg louis, i love you, i love the band, kjdhfjsdh” thing and he was very sweet and had this big old grin on his face and was acting kind of silly idk how to explain it but he was just being very jokey i guess. and then idk what powers from above gave me the clarity of mind to do this, but right when it probably should’ve been time for me to just ask for a pic and walk away, i went for it. i feel like everyone always has their “one thing” 

 5. they wanna say to one of the guys and ever since mitam i have always, always, always said that if i ever met any of them i would say something about end of the day. so basically i just started rambling and i was more or less just like, “i just wanted to say thank you for end of the day. i dont know if you know this and i dont know what your intentions were with the song or whatever, but just thank you 

 6. because there’s a very large group of us that have kind of taken it to be a song about girls that love girls and it just really means a lot since it’s such a fun, positive song. so thank you.” and it obviously came out 98539485793485 times more awkward and jumbled than that but whatever. and he wasn’t like, “omg!!! you got it!! that’s what it’s about!!!” or anything at all like that, but he just got like…very?? soft and sweet. 

 he stopped grinning like he had been during our entire exchange. like that big cheesy fan grin he always does idk?? and instead he just had this very soft and sweet smile and he GAVE ME THE SOFTEST HUG IN THE ENTIRE WOLRD!!!! HE HUGGED ME!!!! HE INITIATED THE HUGGGGGG!!! and it was just a very soft hug im sorry iknow ive used that word like eighty times but it’s true!!!! and during the hug i kinda turned back into fan girl mush and i was like “thank you thank you thank youuuuu” 

and then he was like, “thank you, love,” and then oli took a pic of us haha. and after this two minute encounter i literally only have one thing to say: idk shit about larry or babygate or any of that bullshit. all i know is that louis tomlinson was incredibly sweet and kind and he is not the attention seeking asshole that people on my dash have been slowly making him out to be.

so yeah basically he was just sweet and kind. i really, really don’t want to be connected with this story (i got burned a while back by someone accidentally outing me on tumblr and it made for an awkward convo with the girl i kinda like…) but yes!!! it just is what it is :) i totally get it if you dont wanna publish, but it’s cool if you do. (and this is me praying to god im not in any pap pics. but oh well.) 

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Oh. My. God.  I know I’m going to have to call this a rumor, but this is the best story!!!  I hope it’s true. It sounds true and it sounds exactly like I would think something like this would happen :)

Thank you so much for sharing. Thank you!!  
 

anonymous asked:

Not to bash your ship or be an asshole in general (call me out if I am *sweats*) how come you ship pidge x shiro? I'm hella curious, it's not a ship I've really seen anywhere before?? Love your art xx

No worries! Nothing wrong with being curious (there’s a big difference between “why do you ship xyz” and “how dare you ship xyz”). And ahhhh thank you, that’s so sweet of you to say!!! @’w’@

As to why you don’t see a lot of it, it’s not one of the top ships, and with all the ship wars in Voltron a lot of people tend to lie low lol.

As for why I ship it, STRAP IN, IT’S STORY TIME

(also disclaimer: I ship almost everything in this fandom, so if people don’t ship Shiro/Pidge, or ship something else, or whatever, that’s cool with me. No hate, bros)

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For @phichuuriweek Day 1: Firsts! The first time Phichit cried on Yuuri’s shoulder, basically. Even sunshine is sometimes shadowed by clouds. :”( Yuuri is not sure what to do with a crying Phichit so hesitant hug it is.

At first I was thinking of doing a first kiss or a silly sleepover but I draw toooooo slowly and I was already working on this anyway and it fits??

(Why is Phichit crying? I think something happened with his family back home and he could do nothing about it and everything just frustrated him and by this point he was comfortable enough with Yuuri so–)

First Kiss: Haechan

MASTERLIST

Anon: omg first kiss with donghyuck please~ this series is too cute it has me swerving😂

Anon: Hey could I request haechan for thr first kiss series ❤ thanks 😙

Anon: Can you do first kiss with haechan? Thank you 😘💕

Thank you for requesting ❤️❤️I hope this is okay and you enjoy it! Thank you for waiting :-)

Originally posted by 7thvelvet

(Haechan is such boyfriend material okay anyone would be lucky to have him in their life pls appreciate his vocals and him pls and thank you)

  • I’ll try to make this fluffy and cute
  • Because Haechan is still a child lol
  • Also this is pretty long which I’m proud of
  • Haechan needs more love so here it is lol
  • Your first kiss with Haechan
  • Would also be your first ever kiss, and his too
  • So it’d be very awkward and basically very crap too because neither of you would know what to do or anything
  • Although Haechan comes across confident and like a joker,
  • He’d want his first kiss to be with someone he really genuinely liked and that the feeling was 100% mutual
  • It’d wouldn’t be the type of kiss to happen spontaneously or suddenly
  • He’d ask you out on a date one day, very shyly too may I add
  • His palms would be very sweaty when asking you
  • And his voice would be low and sweet and quiet 
  • You’d have to ask him to repeat himself again, not because you couldn’t believe what he was asking
  • But because you genuinely didn’t hear him the first time 
  • He’d literally run away after you said yes
  • Because his cheeks would be bright red and he just wanted to go and tell his soulmate mark lee about you
  • The date would be a very traditional and cute one
  • Something like a cinema movie and picnic something like that
  • He’d be his usual self here, more confident and teasing
  • There’d be a lot of laughs and tears (happy one ofc)
  • Your hands would find themselves intertwined with his by the end of the date
  • He was now walking you back home, the sky starting to turn dark and the stars starting to glow
  • There wasn’t much talking
  • But it was a comfortable silence, you two were still on a high from the cute date
  • Haechan would sigh happily, looking down at you sideways
  • And smiling at your profile
  • In that moment, he was literally in awe of you
  • He and never ever liked someone as much as he liked you
  • And for him that was scary
  • He’d literally have a little mid-life crisis in that moment too
  • Was he too young to have these kind of feelings?
  • Were they real or just puppy love emotions?
  • Did you like him back that way?
  • Would things last?
  • Would you get sick of him easily or not?
  • He’d be so consumed in his thoughts and worries 
  • That he didn’t even notice when you had arrived outside your house
  • You’d pull on his hand, shaking him slightly, which would bring him quickly back to reality
  • He’d blush seeing you watching him so intensely and he’d scratch the back of his neck awkwardly
  • “Well…” he’d start, not knowing what to say or do
  • “I, I better go in now”, you’d utter not wanting to leave the taller boy in front of you
  • “Uhmm yeah. Y/N, thank you for the date. I really enjoyed it”, Haechan acting so polite and quiet would make you laugh
  • Which would make him even more awkward and shy
  • Both of you would go in for a hug, your arms wrapped around one another lazily and stiffly
  • You started to pull away slowly, not really knowing what to do without making the situation even more awkward than it already was 
  • Your faces would be super closer now, his hand still resting on your waist
  • He smiled at you, a small smile playing on his lips
  • He was literally so close and you could feel his heartbeat racing and the sweat starting to form on his forehead
  • In any other situation, you’d laugh and ease him
  • But right now, it was a bad time - plus you didn’t want to make him feel uncomfortable 
  • Not really knowing what to do either, Haechan shut his eyes slowly, inching his face closer to yours
  • You smiled at his action doing the same and tilting you face slightly, knowing what was going to happen next
  • His lips pressed against yours momentarily, not moving or anything like that
  • The kiss was quick and stiff, since neither of you knew what to do
  • Although fast, you noticed how soft and warm his lips were
  • And how his top lip was slightly damp with sweat, probably over his overthinking
  • He literally jumped away from you after that, his hand over his mouth
  • His eyes wide in shock
  • Not because he regretted but because he literally couldn’t believe that he had his first kiss with you
  • Even if it wasn’t really a kiss and it was crap lol
  • He muttered a quick goodbye then
  • Literally ran away
  • Like at 10 mph or something - he really couldn’t believe it
  • Ofc you were a little offended, but he’d text you later then next day apologising and giving you an explanation for it 
  • And he’d make it up to you by asking you out on another date where he’d give you better kiss and not running away at the end
  • No joke he probably googled “how to kiss someone” or something and practised on the back of his or something because he didn’t want to mess up AGAIN

First Kiss Series:

Reference? Nice. Stealing? Nope.

I just felt like writing this because I’ve seen it happening quite a lot in many places lately, and I’ve been through that myself not so long ago.

Many talented artists use references to practice and bring their ideas to life, may it be photos of real models to reproduce a pose, historical concepts, movies or TV shows, books, etc.
References are great - I always feel like I need to practice more and more each passing day. They are basically essential for my training as an artist. They helped me a lot in the past and I’m sure they will continue to do so in the future. So what is this all about exactly?

The answer is simple: references are important, but the real problem appears when artists decide to copy another artist, and without crediting!

Think about it. You spend days working on a specific design, you share it with your audience and people like it… yay! But then, all of a sudden, someone arrives and grabs your idea, changes one small detail or two to add more “originality” and then posts the work without even crediting you for the original concept. That’s not very nice of them, is it?

This is not talent, it’s stealing. You could at least contact the person first, ask them if you can use their art as an inspiration for a new piece, offer to give full credits and even link the original image as soon as you’re done. But no, apparently it’s way too complicated! Because crediting the source would force you to admit you have no ideas of your own. Oh my, such a shame!

Guys, stealing is wrong on so many levels and you don’t even realize that by doing this you’re discouraging other artists and pushing them away from what they truly love. I found myself thinking “why am I even doing this if people have to steal from me?” more than once in the past and I’ve seen talented people literally disappear from the net because they couldn’t bear the thought of being robbed and treated like their efforts do not count at all. It’s heartbreaking, it’s maddening, and it’s malicious.

If you value yourself as an artist/writer, then you should know better than to steal. Generate your own ideas from sources other than fellow artists’ work of the similar kind.

Slytherin vs. Hufflepuff

Alright darlings, I’ve gotten many requests all for this since yesterday and these two are more similar than you think.  It’s pretty common to confuse these two houses.  For example, many people upon meeting me call me a hufflepuff and call a close friend of mine a slytherin, when really it’s the opposite.  We’re just each more stereotypically the other house…. I bake cookies to bring into classes and she is more aggressively opinionated, but, I digress…..

Here’s how they’re similar:  They’re both extremely hardworking and driven, tend to be steady in working towards their goals.  They tend to treat everyone with a certain level of dignity, no matter their feelings towards you (unless you are truly BEYOND terrible for them, in which case they will be passive aggressive).  Both care about what people think of them, though for slytherin it’s more about a general reputation than specific people’s opinions, and they each feel that other people should be able to do their own thing, or think what they like, as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone/isn’t pushed on them.  They tend to be very likable and charismatic from the outside, and most people enjoy their company. Basically, they do tend to seem similar from the outside (unlike in the books where slytherins are like performing blood sacrifices and hufflepuffs just sit and cry all day (thank you, Harry, for your Gryffindor bias).  So…. differences:

1. When they don’t like someone: Hufflepuffs tend to dislike them and go no further, like I hate you, you hate me, I’m going to ignore you now, let’s move on.  Slytherins….. well, we’re a bit more petty.  It’s more like, I hate you and I’m going to go out of my way to either make other people subtly dislike you, or I feel like I can’t move on until I have done something tangible with my own life to write this wrong.  Basically, slytherins turn into VERY unhealthy, self-obsessed versions of gryffindors.  They need to prove it to OTHERS that their better, so when they’ve finally completed this big task to do so, they’re looking around to see that no one cared about it as much as they did, and…. well, they tend to be bitter.  Basically, in general, hufflepuffs tend to be more comfortable with emotions in general, and are usually healthier, while slytherins are so obsessed with perfection that they repress their emotions and either become whiny or unable to move beyond the point that they’ve told you TEN BILLION TIMES.

2. Honesty and fairness:  I think I’ve brought this up before, but this is where hufflepuff gets its positive reputation while slytherin screws itself over.  Hufflepuff wants thing honest and fair, even if its at their expense and for the benefit of someone they don’t like.  They are a bit more ‘well this is right, and so this is how it should be, for ALL people’.  Slytherin wants things fair for everyone, as long as they aren’t being hurt, and, well, they really don’t see anything wrong with favoritism as long as they’re on the receiving side.  In fact, though they understand it’s wrong and may briefly feel bad, a slytherin who sees something unfair happening to an enemy accounts it more as ‘karma’ than something they should be stopping.  Example: a hufflepuff and a slytherin both are students of a very frightening and intense professor who grades impossible, everyone hates them, but for some reason, this professor has taken a special liking to the student (and a few others), and treats them specially.  They get easier grading, flexibility with deadlines, basically anything they ask for, freedom to say whatever they want, and do whatever they want.  However, the rest of all the students are still stuck with nearly failing every assignment and being treated…. well, less than you are.  The hufflepuff says ‘I know this is nice, but it’s still wrong, and really, the teacher shouldn’t do that to me’.  They try to talk with the teacher offhandedly about how others are having difficulty and saying things are unfair, even if it means that they lose their spot as a ‘favorite’.  Slytherin goes, no way man.  If they did something to get special treatment, they won’t mess it up, they’ll use it. If one of their friends complains, they’ll tell then exactly how to become a favorite as well, but the slytherin won’t mess it up for themselves, because a little part of them inside LOVES to feel like they are being treated differently.  

3.  Idealism:  Underneath everything, idealism is a big difference between the two houses.  Slytherin sees things exactly as they are, and if that’s the game the world is playing, it’s stupid to play by any other rules.  Hufflepuff has this more dreamy idealism about how things should be and how they could be, and tries to live and maneuver within the self-imposed constraints they have.  Slytherin sets their rules based on how the world works, and how they can play the game more efficiently, and hufflepuff is playing based on their rules, because the world needs kindness and help, not ruthlessness.  Hufflepuff is the most unrealistic house in this sense, and can often overlook the unfortunate state of reality, which means they are either extremely successful because they won’t accept what is, or very unsuccessful for the same reason.  Slytherin is the most realistic house, meaning while they know how to accomplish much, they almost always become depressed and bitter at the state of the world, feeling as if there is no way to change it, and nothing will become better.  

4. Centering in self:  Both houses are the two that make their decisions based on the world, but slytherin is centered in self while hufflepuff is centered in others.  Hufflepuff makes nearly all its decisions based on group dynamics and balance, and peace, calm, all those nice harmonious things.  Ultimately, they want to do for other people and will sacrifice their own wants.  Slytherin knows what it wants for itself, an typically makes the decisions that it thinks will help to get it what it wants, and though they try not to burn their bridges, slytherins can probably count on one hand the people they truly care about.  Hufflepuff wants to save the entire world (again, idealism) while slytherin chooses a few and says screw all the rest (again, unhealthy bitter realism).

5. Openness in actions vs. Actions to serve other ends:  I’ve found this one to be pretty consistent.  When both houses do something, hufflepuff reasoning tends to be very clear while slytherin reasoning only makes sense to them.  Basically, hufflepuff is doing things for the obvious reasons, or for the sake of doing them, while slytherin is doing them for a reason 600 steps later (any means to achieve their ends).  Hufflepuff works at a soup kitchen.  Why?  They wanted to get some time volunteering and also helping other people feels nice.  Slytherin works at the soup kitchen.  Why?  Because they will be accurately able to determine what it is the needy are lacking, how they can, ten years from now work and run an organization to stop homelessness.  No, that makes too much sense; real life example.  Hufflepuff starts a blog.  Why?  Because they maybe want to connect with people who share their interests, and it’s a place of self expression.  Slytherin creates a blog?  It’s because they feel that with this blog, they will get dedicated followers and later have a fanbase to promote a book they wrote even though the things are in no way connected.  Basically, slytherin motivations are usually hard to understand in comparison to Huff’le puff.