beating the drum

@mstinalawson Happy Birthday my beautiful baby girl❤️31 years ago today you entered this world (when YOU got good and damned ready to come) !10 days late! We were all in love!!! You’ve been walking to the beat of your own drum every since!! I don’t know anyone who is as headstrong and determined to do it thier way , no matter the consequences. I admire your courage , Boldness, intelligence , beauty , refusal to conform to others definition of (traditional beauty , your kindness, loyalty, love of family , great mom skills, fashion sense , work ethic , activism. I could go on. Its one story i will tell . The Asst. principle called me when you were in the 6 th grade and said you started a petition to discipline a teacher because she continuously allowed a student to harass and disrupt the class and keep the other kids from learning! She said you were disruptive and too grown , at which i said “go Solange” i was as proud as i could be! I told her so. You were always lite years ahead of your time . We are always here and got your back !! I love you with all my heart!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️💐💐💐🎍🎍💥🔥🎂

anonymous asked:

ok ive had this head canon in mind for awhile. musician! connor & evan, right? been done before. but what if you reversed the clichés? DRUMMER!EVAN AND PIANIST!CONNOR?? - ev taps random beats when he’s anxious - drums to get out his feelings - connor listens to classical music to calm himself down - VERY skilled with his fingers ;)

HECK MAN IVE GOTTEN A REQUEST FOR THIS BEFORE AND I HAVENT GOT AROUND TO WRITING IT!!! But I totally agree with this 100%
Like Evan gets out his nervous ticks through drumming. And the steady beats calm him. Sometimes people will call him “the little drummer boy” AW

AND LIKE WOWEEEE CONNORS FINGERS WOULD BE SKILLED MAN WINK WONK. I feel like Cynthia and Larry put him through piano lessons when he was younger. But he would be so grateful w the piano. And during his lonely lunch hours, he would spend forever playing the piano in the music room.

Get to know me tag

Rules: Answer these 92 statements and tag 20 people.

@chanyeolingss tagged me and saved me from a boring evening, thank :)

THE LAST:
1. Drink: Mineral water
2. Phone call: Dad
3. Text message: my bff
4. Song you listened to: Beat of my drum - Powers
5. Time you cried: About an hour ago, to the intro of Game of Thrones. What the fuck

HAVE YOU:
6. Dated someone twice: Yes
7. Kissed someone and regretted it: that happens pretty much every time I kiss someone
8. Been cheated on: umm, not that I know of?
9. Lost someone special: No
10. Been depressed: Yes………
11. Gotten drunk and thrown up: Yeah, it was a long time ago though

LIST 3 FAVORITE COLORS:
12-14: Forest green, pale pink, black

IN THE LAST YEAR HAVE YOU:
15. Made new friends: Yes, most of them on here, haha
16. Fallen out of love: I have been fortunate enough to not have any romantic attachments
17. Laughed until you cried: Yep
18. Found out someone was talking about you: yeah, happened only yesterday when mum was on the phone w her brother and was like, “Oh, Lina? Yeah, she’s still in hospital…” Thanks mum
19. Met someone who changed you: Yeah, thank goodness
20. Found out who your friends are: Yeah, it’s become quite obvious
21. Kissed someone on your Facebook list: Not my current facebook list, I deleted him from it when I realised he was a Giant Douche

GENERAL:
22. How many of your Facebook friends do you know in real life: All of them except two (you know who you are, lol)
23. Do you have any pets: Mimmi, Pip and Sessan, the fluffy lil pests
24. Do you want to change your name: I consider it every once in a while but not really
25. What did you do for your last Birthday: Eat cake
26. What time did you wake up: Today it was at 10.30
27. What were you doing at midnight last night: Playing Pokemon Silver….
28. Name something you can’t wait for: getting better
29. When was the last time you saw your mom: two minutes ago in the kitchen, when I confronted her with the ice cream tub and my share of it, which she’d eaten
30. What is one thing you wish you could change in your life: my self esteem, it’d be great to have one
31. What are you listening right now: the hum of the laptop
32. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: yes, he’s a friend and a delightful person
33. Something that is getting on your nerves: people on public transport
34. Most visited Website: this blue hell

LOST QUESTIONS. I JUST PUT IN RANDOM INFO ABOUT ME
35. Mole/s: Lots
36. Mark/s: there are a few
37. Childhood dream: doll maker
38. Haircolor: Mousy, though I dye it all the time to hide it
39. Long or short hair: My cat’s mother was a shorthair and his dad a Norwegian forest cat so he has the perfect length fur. Goals tbh
40. Do you have a crush on someone: No one except Kim Kibum (SHINee)
41. What do you like about yourself: I’m currently in the middle of a max-strength identity crisis, so I’ll get back to you on that one
42. Piercings: Lower lip piercing to the right
43. Bloodtype: O negative, I hope to donate some day if I ever become less anaemic
44. Nickname: Lina
45. Relationship status: Single, thank the gods
46. Zodiac: Libra
47. Pronouns: She/Her
48. Favorite TV Show: Adventure Time, probably

49. Tattoos: Nope, but I have come up with one and now I’m just mulling it over
50. Right or left hand: Right
51. Surgery: Nope
52. Hair dyed in different color: Yup
53. Sport: Running, cycling, muscle training
55. Vacation: Crete, a month ago
56. Pair of trainers: Ya, they’re great

MORE GENERAL:
57. Eating: Yes, I do eating on a daily basis
58. Drinking: Loose leaf Ceylon tea
59. I’m about to: Watch some more Game of Thrones. I love that problematic shitstorm of a show
61. Waiting for: therapist’s appointment (in three months, ugh)
62. Want: to be able to work some time in the future
63. Get married: Unlikely
64. Career: I’d like to do something culture/information/language/mentoring/communication related (the sweet uncertain future of having degrees only in theoretical subjects). Also I’d love to write pretentious columns in some popular newspaper and build a hut in the forest

WHICH IS BETTER
65. Hugs or kisses: Hugs, more versatile
66. Lips or eyes: both are great
67. Shorter or taller: doesn’t matter
68. Older or younger: depends on who/what it is….. 
70. Nice arms or nice stomach: umm, strange question
71. Sensitive or loud: …?
72. Hook up or relationship: Hook up
73. Troublemaker or hesitant: Hesitant

HAVE YOU EVER:
74. Kissed a stranger: yup
75. Drank hard liquor: indeed
76. Lost glasses/contact lenses: Nope 
77. Turned someone down: not nearly enough times
78. Sex in the first date: yes
79. Broken someone’s heart: yup
80. Had your heart broken: yes
81. Been arrested: Nope, I’m not much of an offender really
82. Cried when someone died: Yeah
83. Fallen for a friend: Ughh, no, my friends are like siblings to me, I don’t think I ever could

DO YOU BELIEVE IN:
84. Yourself: Hopefully some day
85. Miracles: things happen, we ascribe significance to them, so yeah, in the sense that there will always be events that feel miraculous to us
86. Love at first sight: define love… lol
87. Santa Claus: He is an enduring cultural construct
88. Kiss in the first date: If I believe in it? Hell ya
89. Angels: No, I wish I did though, think it’d be kind of comforting

OTHER:
90. Current best friends name: Frida (love you babe)
91. Eyecolor: Blue w specks of yellow
92. Favorite movie: Alien

I tag @bruitist, @fikapausen, @chentangled, @notsogreathornedowl, @benevolentbridgetroll, @asterismjess, @jellybeez, @meowthvevo, @disgruntledvillager, @pocketfullofpikachu and anyone else who feels compelled…

So ,I’m a music teacher and every year we have what are called “walk through observations”. Basically, this means that 4 times a year the principal or vice principal comes into my class to assess my teaching. Fine. Sure. No problem.
Well, today I was doing an activity with my 1st graders called “Musical Groceries”. Basically, they make up a fake shopping list and then together we figure out what the rhythm of the words on the list is. To do that, a small group of students plays the beat on the conga drum while the rest of the students move around the room while chanting the word. It sounds weird but it’s a great way for the kids to figure out the relationship between syllables and rhythm.
They quickly get bored of walking the rhythm so I let them come up with their own ways of moving around the room.( skipping, hopping, etc) One student suggested they hop around the room like frogs, way down low to the ground. Okay fine.
Or it was fine until my vice principal walked in to do my observation only to find 20 seven year olds hopping around the room like a hoard of little hob-goblins, rhythmically chanting “BREAD! BREAD! BREAD!” while five other kids played ominous beats in a drum circle.
I have never seen anyone look so confused in my life and I really don’t want to know the rating I got on my observation.

Last Young Renegade Track List

1) AND IIIIIII WILL ALWAYS LOVEEEE YOUUU by Alex Gaskarth 

2) WE DO NOT ENCOURAGE DRUG USE…But you know, what happens on Warped Tour… by Alex Gaskarth 

3) Someone please teach this bitch, how to use a washing machine by Alex Gaskarth 

4) WE AREN’T BREAKING UP by All Time Low 

5) Once you break up it is over !! …Unless you marry her. by Alex Gaskarth 

6) Where’s Waldo? More like where is my will to live? by Alex Gaskarth 

7) CASPER, FUCK OFF! by Alex Gaskarth 

8) Every album needs a sex song, you should know this by now by Alex Gaskarth 

9) MAN I FUCKING LOVE SPACE by Alex Gaskarth 

10) Listen to my sick drum beats by Rian Dawson 

The Houses as Music Things

Hufflepuff: A chorus of multiple voices. The warm strum of a guitar. Words that get stuck in your head. A note held over several beats. Tambourines. The fading of a song into silence. Feet tapping to the rhythm. A song that makes you want to dance. 

Gryffindor: Drums beating steadily in the background. Quick, excited lyrics. A solo trumpet. Someone humming in the background. Low, husky voices. The explosion of sound as a song begins. Clapping. A song that makes you want to cheer.

Slytherin: The sound of a single violin opening a song. Slight variations in the wording of the chorus. A voice hitting the high notes. Clever lyrics that are missed unless one listens closely. The whisper of a singer taking a breath. A song that makes you want to smile.

Ravenclaw: Echoing, breathless voices. The long pause just before the music swells. Piano keys chasing the melody. A slow crescendo in sound. Duets. The vibrato of a practiced voice. Flutes trilling like birds. A song that makes you want to dream.

  reasons why everybody should appreciate russel - 

  • he’s been through a lot of shit but still manages to be as kind as he can be
  • was exorcised and put into a coma and came out with a positive attitude 
  • was expelled from school for ‘excessive possession’ 
  • extremely talented in making beats and playing the drums 
  • he’s very kind when he can be and has an extremely low comforting voice
  • he joined the gorillaz after murdoc kidnapped him
  • he thinks everything has a value of life and calls animals his buddy or comrade 
  • he BROKE muds nose in five places for being a dick
  • was possessed by his friends spirits from a drive by shooting he was involved in
  • pretends to be a video game character with noodle 
  • in phase 1 he did all he could to translate noodle’s japanese and basically raised her 
  • he ate an entire day worth of catering 
  • he said before that he would like to wear diamante shoes like dorthy from the wizard of oz
  • he calls his band mates out on their shit 
  • he makes people laugh 
  • in phase 3 he ate a lot of radioactive fish / algae and turned into a soft giant 
  • he saved 2d from being eaten by a fucking whale  
  • he became a cities great attraction
  • DAD FRIEND
  • he loves fezzes, video games, making beats, taxidermy, and food
  • he’s tired
  • soft belly 
  • HE’S SO UNDERAPPRECIATED 
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-The Astro Witch Project-

  • Aquarius - Heart Witch: The most humanitarian of all witch types, they can easily adapt to the energy that surrounds them. A witch who uses her various abilities to help the world. Empathetic and Helpful. They are adept at spirit communication and are versed in the telepathy and healing. They enjoy wandering around, getting lost, meeting familiars and befriending creepy all types of individuals. Their craft is usually a mix of traditional witchcraft and meditation. They are very warm, hospitable individuals, but you should NEVER cross a Heart witch. They are not afraid to curse your ass. These witches favor the healing powers of love, enjoy mixing potions, reading next to a roaring fire and being surrounded by their friends and family. 
  • Pisces - Storm Witch: This breed of witch is both terrifying and thrilling. Compassionate yet fearful. They have a great sense of humor, and are usually very cryptic. They give zero fucks what people think of them and march to the beat of their own drum. Are usually very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Storm witches are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back.They whistle up the winds and summon lightning. Their overly trusting nature makes them an easy target for the ill-informed, but be careful, because these witches are very exceptional at cursing and fear nothing. They like horror movies, cloudy weather, and casting emotionally charged spells. They are empathetic individuals and always feel things to the extreme, there is often no middle ground with them. It’s black or white. 
  • Aries - Energy Witch: Witches that perform all of their magic internally. Their magic is one of pure energy that they pull from their courageous hearts. Using circles casts in their heads and their imaginations, they can bring their will to life. Are usually shy and keep to themselves. But they are also fiery and energetic. They enjoy divination and astral projection. Also called Intrinsic Witches. 
  • Taurus - Portal Witch: An undying need to always be surrounded by loved ones and hedonism, Portal witches possess superhuman agility and the ability to teleport with the aid of magical portals. This type of witch also uses easily obtained items and weaves magick into every aspect of their life. These witches have the ability to see things from a grounded, practical and realistic perspective.They are particularly fond of cooking, arts and crafts, sewing, cleaning, gardening and baking. They are skilled in potions, herbology, and subtle magick. Reliable and devoted, these witches are described as the original earth mothers.
  • Gemini - Shadow Witch: A witch that lives between two worlds. They easily cross over into The Fade, the shadowrealm, a dimension only accessible to these witches. They can be in both realms at once, or split from their shadows and be in one realm together. Very gentle and curious, they know how to fun with their abilities! Ever lose something 5 seconds after putting it down? That was probably a shadow witch joking around with you! Being in two places at once can be useful! Being in two places at once all the while undetected…dangerous! They are also clairvoyant and have a number of other psychic abilities. 
  • Cancer - Sea Witch: Highly imaginative and emotional! Loyal and sympathetic, these witches hone their craft near a body of water, and center their practice around it. Some sea witches will work with fresh water, such as rivers or lakes (in which case they will usually call themselves ‘river’ or ‘lake’ witches), some with the ocean. Sea witches without immediate access to a body of water are called ‘land-locked’, which can cause them to become a bit moody or pessimistic. They often form connections with fish of all kinds, know their local areas very well, are good at predicting the weather, and are friendly with the nymphs, fae and dragons of their region. They enjoy collecting sand and seashells and are adept at storm and sun magic.
  • Leo - Pop Culture Witch: A branch of Urban witchcraft. Witches that craft their spells based on popular music, movies, books and poetry. They are very adept at pyromancy (fire magic). These witches are very creative and passionate about everything that they do. Their mystical abilities are influenced by various aspects of their character. No pop culture witch is the same as another. They are artistic and very educated and love to laugh. Energetic and Dominant. Loyal, yet headstrong. Do not cross them. They can also curse the hell out of you. It’s not all Disney movies, folks. 
  • Virgo - Hedge Witch: A witch that can not only communicate with all wildlife, they can also share consciousness with them. Thier natural loyal and hardworking nature allow them to do so with ease. They can also manipulate the size of any creature, configuring its scale to accomplish any task! Though skilled at working with animals and magickal creatures, they can often struggle with opening up to others. They use their relationship with animals to accomplish unimaginable things. Often tender but also very careful, they are very organised and practical about their craft.These witches are also very adept at spirit communication, energy work, and levitation. Also called Omega Witches. 
  • Libra - Urban Witch: Fair-minded and peaceful, these witches have an expressed intellect and a keen mind. They can be inspired by good books, insurmountable discussions and interesting people. City witches who graffiti sigils on abandoned buildings, grow herbs in pots in their apartments and are very technologically savvy. Technomagic is their jam, usually rocking enchanted headphones, weaving spells from their favorite songs and using their cell phones as scrying mirrors. 
  • Scorpio - Spirit Witch: Mysterious and seductive, Spirit witches are one of a kind. A witch who communes with the dead spirits of humans, animals, and others entities. Some can even communicate with the spirits of trees, rocks, and man-made items. They are usually very outspoken, opinionated people, though only show their full force when completely necessary. They use spirit boards and pendulums, among many other tools. They enjoy taking strolls in graveyards and having casual chats with the dead. Also called Mediums. 
  • Sagittarius - Moon Witch: A witch whos abilities change depending on the phases of the moon. The full extent of their power being at full potential during the full moon. They are particularly fond of comedy shows, group activities, spell crafting with fellow witches, and collecting. They are very skilled in herbology and dark magick. Generous and idealistic, these witches incorporate magic into their optimistic goals. These witches know how to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals. Also called Lunar Witches. 
  • Capricorn - Chaos Witch: A witch who uses baneful magick in their craft. They will sometimes use demons, storm magick, blood magick, and cursing in their practice. They fear nothing. Commonly mislabeled ‘black’ or ‘dark’ witch. Which is not correct. Tsk tsk. These witches are responsible, disciplined, have more self-control than most, and are very good managers. They pull most of their power from their love of family and tradition. Their powers are very practical and are considered to be the most serious of the witch community.

Inspired by this post

A portion of my Seattle setup, 2011.  In this photo you can see a Yamaha CS-5, Access Virus TI Polar, Native Instruments Maschine MK1 and some of my old Washburn analog effects pedals.  There is a Kurzweil MIDIBOARD underneath the CS-5 and a Roland Jupiter-6 out of shot.   This setup is what I used for my “Secret Gun” and “Flash of Light” remixes.

intro: what am i to you is a masterpiece and it deserves to be talked about more. that song is only 2:46s long, and yet namjoon tells a full story that begins with emotions like excitement, happiness, and hope and ends with complete opposite emotions (anger, despair, helplessness) with only love as the emotion that bridges them. for me personally, the best part of the song is the transition. the build up. i love the way the music, along with namjoon’s voice gradually sounds more and more desperate. and when the emotions finally flip, so does the music: the light violins and synth sounds are pushed back and replaced by heavy drum beats that the now angry lyrics bounce off to. and despite all of this change in a short frame of time, it still flows perfectly. IT STILL FLOWS PERFECTLY. what the fuck honestly?????? genius

The extrovert's guide in dealing with introverted personalities

SUBMITTED by Steve

INxJs

-They can come off as … weird. Very subjective term because really, who’s to say what’s weird and what isn’t. But given that INxJs are arguably the rarest types and usually out of touch with the physical and concrete, it can definitely make the more down-to-earth extroverts out there feel as though they are alien in some way. But don’t be fooled, because behind those ambiguous stares there is a storm-load of activity going on in their minds. 

- Their hunches can be incredibly valid. Unlike what the stereotype will have you believe, Dom-Ni is NOT a future-predicting function. For one thing, it’s very personal and subjective to each Dom-Ni user and some of them would probably disagree with each other on their hunches. However, they do have an ability to see things that a lot of us will miss. Not through any kind of mystical gift, but rather well thought out speculation. Even if they’re off, chances are they were still very wise in their assessment of things.

- There are usually your typical law-abiding citizen. (Good advice for everyone, not just extroverts) In complete contrast to the first point, INxJs may be way harder to spot than the stereotypes say. INTJs are not scientists working on a cure for cancer or world domination (depending where their Fi is at) and INFJs are not the next coming of Jesus Christ. A lot of them probably work in everyday jobs and there’s a good chance you’ve mistaken them for their S counterparts. Get to know them personally and you’ll see the difference.

ISxJs

- They are hard to get excited. Inferior Ne can be a bitch sometimes. Throwing fun suggestions at an ISxJ may often result in “Meh…” or “I don’t know…” Of all types, they are usually the hardest to pull out of their comfort zone. If you suggest something to them and they start bombarding you with questions such as ’‘What time? Who will be there? How does it work?”  etc. don’t get irritated because that actually means you’ve tickled their interest and now they’re just trying to cover all their bases. 

- They are experts in their fields. Si-Doms tend to have very few interests in life, but what does interest them, they probably know the insides and outs of it, like no other. They love to study at length what peaks their interest and in this case, their factual knowledge about things is usually second to none. They are the definition of “vested interest”. Also note that they are geeks in disguise, so just like NP types, do not criticize old stuff they have an attachment to. They still like something from the 80’s? Then so shall it be. Telling them it’s stupid for them not to move on is actually much more hurtful than it looks.

- Their loyalty and commitment cannot be doubted. If an ISxJ say they’ll do something, they’ll do it, ‘nuff said. Hell, even if it turns out that it’s actually an inconvenience to them. They just cannot back out of commitment. Of course, stuff can always come up at the last second, in this case, you’ll receive a rain check or heart-felt apology. If an ISxJ actually does flake out, that’s … not okay, but they were probably hesitant about it from the start. 

IxTPs

They are blunt. You want an honest and direct opinion? IxTPs will give you that faster than any other type. In many cases, it can actually feel brutally honest, so more sensitive types may wanna steer clear. Of course, if their opinion is splattered with insults and an impatient tone, then you’re dealing with an unhealthy type and that’s not okay. 

- They are “dispassionate.” Sounds like a really negative trait but what it really means is they are the embodiment of “objective.” IXTPs very rarely take things too seriously with a burning passion flowing through their veins. As of such, cynicism and sarcasm is very likely. Don’t take it the wrong way though, because underneath that, they can offer the most practical advice or at least see things as they are, with no bias and emotional tones tainting their view. And while that can definitely be off-putting, and it can also be extremely useful. 

Don’t try to turn a frog into a prince. I’m sure there is a better way to say this? What I mean is that Inferior Fe, even if healthy and mature, will always find it draining to keep up social appearances. You either appreciate this trait of theirs or keep looking elsewhere. But don’t expect to turn your IXTP love interest into a social butterfly overnight. 

IxFPs

- They march to the beat of their own drum. If Dom-Ni can be hard to decode, prepare yourself for Dom-Fi. Like a fire, it is burning, passionate and unpredictable. Sometimes, even IxFPs themselves can’t pin-point the reason they feel so passionate about a given subject. Don’t try to constantly size up a Fi-Dom, you’ll get exhausted. Even their closest friends and family often have a hard time reading what’s going on in their mind. Respect their privacy and their inner world and don’t force them to lay out how they feel on the table. 

- Support their causes. If an IxFP feels strongly about something, then this is unwavering to them. They will fight for what they believe in to the bone. You either support it or stay clear but telling them they’re wrong or it’s a waste of time may turn you into an “enemy” in their eyes. 

- Do NOT attempt to control them. Offering sound advice? Sure. But any shade of “You should do this…” not only falls on deaf ears but may actually cause them to do the exact opposite out of spite. Dom-Fi is the ultimate free spirit who wants to experience life on its own terms and Inferior Te does NOT want to be told what to do. This can be pretty hard at times though. You see an IXFP loved one acting recklessly (ISFP) or acting on a crazy idea (INFP) it’s only normal for you to want to steer them on a straight path, but in actuality it will be counter-productive. Just stay clear and let them learn from their mistakes, IF it’s actually a mistake to begin with. You’d be surprised how many times acting on one’s own accord can pay off in the long run. There’s many world-renowned musicians and artists who could probably vouch for that. 

I wanted to correct some things and explain everything

Aries is of course full of heart, Mars rules the blood and desire and passion, the Aries is lead by the instincts of heart, purely innocent and childlike, unashamedly devoted and loyal, the heart of a child 

And Venus is ruled by Taurus, the heart could only be overflowing, to full, because everything is pure, sensual love reflected back at Taurus

And Gemini is full of love because there are two in there, two people full of love, double the heart 

Compassion, motherly love, and devotion guides Cancer, they have romantic and sensitive hearts, they see soul and innocence in everybody, they want to repair everyone’s heart 

And Leo rules the heart, the Sun rules Leo, everything orbits the sun, which is the heart of the solar system, the Leo vibration is the pure, creative love of God

Virgo’s soul ruler is the moon, the motherly love that transcends all space and time, Virgo operates on behalf of others, devoting themselves to larger-than personal causes, their labour is that of pure love

Libra is of course, the pearl of Venus, the radiance of love, acceptance, kindness, and relationship. Libra is the channel of heavenly love, a romance with angels

There is nothing Scorpio approaches without heart, its so powerful and intense it consumes and devours anything tempting, love, passion, people, the heart’s desire expands infinity 

Sagittarius exhibits the heart of the universe, God’s secret lover, they fall in love with everything, they make love with sunrises and salt water and culture and music 

Capricorn exhibits the noble heart, devoted to larger-than personal causes, a motherly heart that is programmed to beat o behalf of others, brave and big, innocent 

Aquarius is the heart of humanity, the lover of the natural kingdom, mystical life, and the collective, there is so much love in Aquarius that it must be bottled, preserved and scattered across humanity 

Pisces is the vibration of pure love. Neptune is the spiritual sun so Neptune is the beat of the heart drum that echoes through the whole universe, Pisces finds true love, pure true love, with anything and everything, love surrounds Pisces when they truly cherish those soul eyes…

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Even from a distance, the villa looked enormous. Shouyou could see it perched on the hill from the time he set out from the temple, gleaming white under the sun during the day, and lit up by fires shining within its walls when he stopped at an inn for the night.

He had always seen it, of course, from the time he’d been small, allowed to play outside the temple in the dirt with the other children. The Centurion’s Villa, the owner of the land they lived on. For that privilege, they were taxed, though not an unfair amount. Every month, the temple sent an acolyte to deliver the payment to the villa, as a sign of respect to the one who lived there.

For years, one of the priests had been the one to make the trip, but he had twisted his ankle two nights previous. In his stead, the elders had selected Shouyou to go, because he was young and had enough energy for the trek.

They were concerned about his manners and how he would present himself to the villa on the hill, but after much lecturing, he was sent off, to fulfill their obligation and return. It had taken him nearly two days to reach the villa, but on the eve of the second, he’d finally arrived, as the sky grew dusky and purple.

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