because that definitely is not what is happening right now

“I feel like anyone who says, ‘I’m spiritual’ sounds a little wanky. But yeah, I definitely consider myself to be more spiritual than religious. I’m not super tied-in to certain rules but I think it’s naive to say nothing exists and there’s nothing above us more powerful than us. I think that’s a little narrow-minded. I definitely believe in karma. I think ‘everything happens for a reason’ is a difficult one because there’s a lot of shit happening in the world right now that’s so unfair. So it’s hard to look at that stuff and think, ’well, everything happens for a reason.’ but I definitely think there’s something - it’s not just us. Because, you know, it’s kind of crazy to think that it’s just us. I’m not saying I believe in aliens, but you know what I mean.”


you know what my school is gonna need? TEACHERS! so i headed over to the gallery to employ some~ (are any of them qualified to teach? probably not. oops)

from left to right we have…

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Neglected Geography Fact of the Day: What is Northern Europe

I told you I would do Western Europe Next but I remembered that while I am a person possessing many qualities but chief among them is laziness, so when it comes to defining Europe, I like to take the easy way out and go with what is the least complicated definition, Northern Europe. Northern Europe is located here consists of the following five countries, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark, all of which also happen to be Nordic.

          Now Northern Europe is the easiest to define region of Europe, and yet right off of the bat was have a dispute because the Baltic states like to claim they are Northern Europeon too.  And if you look at a map, you might be thinking “Wait isn’t the UK more north than Denmark.  And why isn’t Russia Northern Europe, its right up there with Finland”.  And this is the first big reveal of the series, the divisions of continents is often more cultural than geographical.  Russia isn’t part of Northern Europe because Russia simply isn’t seen as culturally similar enough to the other powers in the region.  And the UK is culturally more similar to Western Europe, so they aren’t considered Northern.  

          So in my mind, the “Pure” northern European Countries are the aforementioned five, with the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania being sort of halfway states, both Northern and Eastern European due to their ties to Poland and Russia.  You might even argue that Finland should be its own category because Finland is eternally the odd man out of Europe (alongside Hungary, Estonia and the Basque region of Spain) but I’m not even going to get into that now.   So if we look at this map 

I’d say that the Core Countries of Northern Europe are Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland, with the Border Region being the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.  

 So if this Northern Europeon Culture exists….what the hell is it? What makes Northern Europe distinct from Scotland or Russia?  Well the answer, as to all things, is Vikings.

          See all of these regions are part of the Nordic kingdoms, who during the Viking ages suddenly went from a frozen backwater to the most horrifying people in Europe (though they spent most of their time trading) led to a somewhat united culture.  Iceland and Denmark were thoroughly Norse dominated, if they weren’t so already, and the Viking Age funded the powerful Kingdoms of Sweden and Denmark which would dominate the region as powerful states until Peter the Great (and to a lesser extend until after Napoleon).  All of these countries are protestant, abliet in a very different form than found in the UK, Germany or the Low countries.  Also all of the countries in this region were among the last to convert to Christianity within Europe, sticking to their Norse Paganism far well into the Dark Ages.  So you have a common Nordic Culture, Viking history, Protestant religion, and just historically they are tied together as most of this region was dominated either by the Kingdom of Denmark or the Kingdom of Sweden, since those two were always fighting over control of the region between each other and for most of their history the region is owned by one of those two countries.  And unlike the Baltic states who they share a lot with culturally, they don’t have a history of Russian dominance for the most part (sorry Finland) and aren’t nearly as influenced by Poland, Germany, and Orthodox Christianity.  

          Today there is still a common couture in terms of the fact that they are basically the new Socialist bloc, these countries are all Socialist Democracies, high taxes, major focus on education, secular government and a major focus on community, among the most liberal places in the world.  Also despite having a pretty demilitarized culture, they are very much opposed to Russia who they have a long standing fear of conquering them.  

Next, Western Europe I swear 

What You Understand

guys im not dead! Im just at a block in my fic and I really wanted to write for the joker so i did a mini thing its just cuddles

When you’re with someone like the Joker, you have to understand a few things.

He really likes rough sex. You understood that. You really like to cuddle, and you understood what needed to happen before you were able to get what you want. Now of course, it’s not that you didn’t enjoy him as a partner, because he was most definitely amazing, but you would never count out the importance of non-sexual intimacy. Or at least, as non-sexual as he could be.

The moment shared by you two right now, was the type of moment that you found yourself cherishing more and more. It must have been late, but that was okay, he said you two were able to sleep in tomorrow. “Will you be there when I wake up?” His hand continued to smooth your hair in uncharacteristically soothing motions as he lay next to you.

“Of course, princess.” His voice was still slightly raspy, and you felt him give a loving squeeze on your bare hip. You knew he would rarely ever say it, and these small moments were the ways he assured you that he loved you. You understood that.

As you shifted to face him, his arms began to pull you closer to his body. You were able to see so much more of him during moments like these. He allowed you to run your fingers gently over his cheeks, and you moved ever so slowly around his bruises. His lipstick was smudged and faded, no doubt over your body, and his hair was sprawled out across the silk pillow cover. Though, what drew you in the most were his eyes. His light eyes were full of so many emotions, so much pain and betrayal, so much malice, but also, so much love. You were able to see something inside of him that he had tried to bury. And at first, nothing angered him more. But he’s found a way to accept it, and a way to accept you.

“You know,” you began, your heart welling up in your chest, “I live for these moments with you.”

His eyes scanned your body, fingers gently dragging over the raw and bruised skin of your neck, before finally flicking back up to meet yours. “I know.” Placing a gentle kiss on your forehead, he laid his head against the pillow softly, and allowed you to assume a comfortable position.

You weren’t able to talk much about J when he was like this. For the general public to know that the joker spoons and even on occasion gives kisses with less than cruel intentions simply wasn’t something you were able to do. And you understood that. But during these moments, these moments where you could feel his soft breaths even out to a sleepy pace, and feel the warmth of him next to you on the bed, everything suddenly became worth it.

Because it was when you understood, that you were truly, madly, and deeply, in love with him.

I feel like anyone who says, ‘I’m spiritual’ sounds a little wanky. But yeah, I definitely consider myself to be more spiritual than religious. I’m not super tied-in to certain rules but I think it’s naive to say nothing exists and there’s nothing above us more powerful than us. I think that’s a little narrow-minded. I definitely believe in karma. I think 'everything happens for a reason’ is a difficult one because there’s a lot of shit happening in the world right now that’s so unfair. So it’s hard to look at that stuff and think, ’ Well, everything happens for a reason.’ But I definitely think there’s something - it’s not just us. Because, you know, it’s kind of crazy to think that it’s just us. I’m not saying I believe in aliens, but you know what I mean.
—  Harry talking about being spiritual rather than religious in Another Man Magazine

anonymous asked:

i'm rewatching triangle and i got to the part with the jellybean scale and farkle asks lucas 'which girl would you rather have a deep conversation with?' and lucas's answer for maya was the campfire scene, which I thought was weird because it was more of a "I can't keep my hands off you" moment than a deep conversation moment, even though they've had plenty of deep conversations like the one they had in gm belief, why do you think he said campfire for that?

Because the campfire was a deep conversation, which I think is something a lot of people (Rilucas/Lucaya shippers alike) overlook.

Yes, there’s a very large element of “I just really want to kiss you right now”. That physicality is definitely there. But, that’s not all that’s happening.

Maya is telling Lucas how she feels about him. Maya is admitting that she likes him and that she has no idea what she would have done if he’d gotten hurt. I mean, just to hammer home the importance of that. He means so much to her that if he’d gotten hurt, she literally could not fathom what she would have done. And not only are they talking about how Maya feels about Lucas, they’re talking about what Maya thinks about Riley & Lucas’ relationship, as well, and the secret she’s been carrying around for months. 

The campfire IS a moment of deep conversation. There just also happens to be a healthy dose of physical attraction going on too, so people tend to focus on that and downplay the rest of it. 

But, the fact that this moment had both the deep conversation and the physical attraction…that says a lot about the nature of their relationship. A moment of deep conversation doesn’t need to be void of underlying physical attraction for it to be valuable, meaningful and important.

Another Ride - Chapter 10: Quickstep

Chapter 9

They were good at the studio the rest of the day. They did their best to act as normal as possible. They had decided that morning as they ate breakfast that they wanted to keep it to themselves as long as they could.

“You do know that everyone basically already knows, right?” James pointed out.

“They don’t know everything.”

James gave her a look. “I heard you told Cheryl ages ago that you thought I was irresistible.”

“I definitely did not use the word ‘irresistible,’” Sharna said, rolling her eyes. “Yeah, they know plenty. But they don’t know what’s happening now.”

“They’ll find out eventually.”

“Probably,” Sharna agreed with a shrug. “And that’s fine. But let’s just be just us for as long as we can, okay?”

James nodded because he knew Sharna understood this world better than him.

So he was on his best behavior that day around the others. At the end of their rehearsal, they said goodbye and went their separate ways as innocently as they always had. James sat on his couch that night feeling weirdly lonely without her. Already. They had officially been together a whole fifteen hours and he already missed her when she wasn’t around.

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dariyus  asked:

Do you think Adam will be powerful enough to kill and or capture Blake's parents in the last 3 episodes because right now im mostly scared of whats going to happen in Blake's arc

It’s definitely a concern I have. It’s not even so much Adam’s power as it is his influence. He’s clearly corrupted enough White Fang members on Menagerie to spy for him and who knows what else he has. 

I am glad though that it seems like Blake still has some allies in the WF, even if they’re still loyal to Adam, she might have a little help. 

I just don’t want to see anything happen to her parents. Like…we just got them and they’re great, it would suck to lose that. 

anonymous asked:

What do you think about the antisemitism that's currently sweeping the country? A lot of people keep telling me that it isn't a big deal and that nothing too bad has been happening but I'm very worried and I keep imagining really bad worst-case scenarios where the Holocaust happens again.

I think it’s definitely a concern and not something that should be ignored. Hate crimes are unfortunately happening every day and we need to protect all of people from marginalized religious groups, especially one that has already been through so much because of hate.

As of right now, though, as much as antisemitism is still alive and well, I’m honestly more concerned for the Muslim community. After all, the public paints a much more terrifying picture of their religion, what with ISIS being paraded around as an Islam terrorist group - which, if people knew anything about it, is hardly Islamic due to being terrorists, with a majority of its victims being actual Muslims in the first place.

Either way, both Jewish and Muslim people need to protected with the fury of a thousand burning suns to make sure that nothing remotely similar to the Holocaust - whether a registration system, or what came far later that was far, far worse - will ever happen again.

I started Dollhouse like right now and is it me being overly non straight here or is there definitely ~ something ~ between the Echo character and the one Amy plays?? like even in their very first scene together?


Things I wish I had told you:

I saw something coming, but I was still stunned and shocked. When we were physically together you made me feel safe, happy, and so very appreciated. Some indication would have been nice. The mixed signals caused a lot of avoidable heartache. For that, at least, you are definitely at fault.

I was expecting the “I’m not looking for anything serious” talk. Not the “we need to stop seeing each other” statement. I came ready to tell you that I am in fact looking for something serious, and in that case I wasn’t willing to hang around. I wasn’t prepared for what actually happened.

Right now, I think the formality of the ending made it worse. Because otherwise I would have been able to dismiss it as a fling, something that just didn’t work out. Another casual something that fizzled out along the way. I know that this is probably better in the longer-term, but right now it hurts so much more.

I still don’t understand what happened.



I have more to post but a lot more to say and I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep without saying it now (forgive me if I end up rambling and my words become incoherent because I’m still on that finale high right now)

- The ending was almost perfect. ALMOST. I’ll talk about this in more detail, but FIRST:

- I watched this drama on Viki and there were a significant amount of comments about how it was a “waste of an episode” when in fact it was definitely not: why? Well, what exactly was supposed to happen? What big thing were people expecting? I, for one, think that this is exactly how the last episode should be: it consistently stayed realistic. Nothing big or special needed to happen; as a viewer all I wanted was for everything to carry on naturally and that’s what happened. It felt like a real ending and it felt right!

- Forgive me if this sounds cheesy, but Bok Joo and Joon Hyung’s relationship was so real. So beautiful. Their bond and their love is something that I truly aspire to have in my life. It wasn’t a perfect relationship and they had their share of misunderstandings, but through it all they managed to make (or at least attempted to make) communication and trust a central part of their relationship and I genuinely appreciated that.

- Of course, Bok Joo and Joon Hyung wouldn’t BE Bok Joo and Joon Hyung without Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk. They MADE these characters. They made the love between them so believable. SO believable that I can confidently say that every person who watched this drama also fell in love with them and cheered them on. They really shone in these roles. I have such high hopes for them. They can only go up from here, and I can’t wait to see where their future projects will bring them (and of course, I’m secretly hoping that they’ll be in another drama together)

- I appreciate how this drama managed to pull everyone in. I know it’s all acting and that it’s not real, and this sounds lame, but I really felt like I knew them. I wasn’t just cheering for Bok Joo and Joon Hyung’s relationship, I also wanted them to achieve their life goals. This drama seriously brought so much emotion out of me because the characters were so.. human. Si Ho was annoying at first but I got to watch her go from a girl that thought that pursuing her ex would make her happy and make all of her problems go away into a woman that learned how to let go of the things that were hurting her and stand on her own two feet in order to make herself happy. I got to see Joon Hyung, who had to experience being abandoned not once, but twice, finally meet the girl who would support him and love him when he most needed it. I got to see Bok Joo grow into such a strong, ambitious, and independent young woman. While Joon Hyung is an important part of her life, she didn’t let her relationship get in the way of her achieving her dreams.

- My favorite part of Bok Joo and Joon Hyung’s relationship is their support for one another. They never once held one another back but instead pushed each other forward. They were truly able to become better versions of themselves because of the support and encouragement that they continued to give to one another. That’s love.

Now, as for the “almost perfect ending,” my only complaint is this: the coach and Ah Yeong deserved better. I think allowing them to end up the way they did was the easy way out. I think it went against the concept of realism that the drama was consistently putting forth. But then again, when I think about it, it arguably makes them human. Maybe I’m just bitter about the fact that Ah Yeong had to wait 10 years before the doctor even noticed her, lol. With that aside, this drama was amazing.

I’ve said too much now. All I can say is that it was amazing. I’m so happy and heartbroken at the same time

Before sherlock season 4: I love Johnlock so much but I don’t actually think they’ll get together in the show and that’s ok because they are amazing as friends!

Right before season 4 aired, when the trailer came out and all kinds of theories: ok wow, maybe Johnlock WILL happen, it actually seems pretty likely now!


anonymous asked:

Sense you liked my first song ask so much here's another if you don't mind to much :3 What Classpect would go with History Maker from Yuri on ice? (Sorry for such a nerdy ask)

I’m supposed to be catching up on other asks right now but this song thing is just too fun. Though I am ashamed to say that I haven’t watched Yuri on Ice I am liking this song! 

First thought for the Class is a Witch, definitely a Witch. 

I feel the Witch class goes with this song really well because of lyrics like

“We’ll make it happen, we’ll turn it around
Yes, we were born to make history”

The Witch is a manipulation class and a rule-breaker at that. Changing history and integrating oneself could make for a perfect example of someone breaking the rules of society or the laws of their own boundaries to make themselves remembered. Where life would normally pass them by and the individual’s name would be a mystery to the world, the Witch breaks from what is expected. 

Determining an Aspect is a bit more difficult. On one hand, history could pertain to Time and how the Witch wants to break the rules of the general flow of time to remain a constant. Though on the other hand it could also be Void which has to do with secrets and nothingness. Which would make sense if the Witch attempted to break the rules of Void in order to be seen. This one is tricky and just as the last I can only narrow it down to two titles. 

So there you have it, Witch of Time or Witch of Void. Take your pick!

Thanks again for these, they’re so awesome and fun also a major distraction. :)

I’m an hour into Ace Attorney 6 and the only thing I have taken away from this game so far is that Phoenix Wright is the definition of a terrible tourist

- Almost loses his luggage at the airport
- Walks down the street taking pictures of everything and everyone he sees whilst paying no attention to his surroundings
- Does no research on the culture or customs of the country he’s visiting before he travels
- To the point that he doesn’t even know that defence lawyers are considered criminals there
Accidentally commits blaphsemy against the local religion
- Insults the country’s crown princess to her face
Manages to put himself at risk of a death sentence after being there for less than a day

Someone strip this man of his passport

Being a Criminal Minds fan isn't fun right now

Alright. I can’t be the only one who thinks that being a Criminal Minds fan sucks right now.
With everything that’s happening. With every news about the show. I never know if I should be happy, excited or angry.

Aisha, Paget & Adam being in the main cast? It’s amazing.
Jane Lynch is coming back and I can’t be happier.
Thomas Gibson opens up about what really happend and all I wanna do is scream and be just angry about this situation.

It’s hard! I hate it but I love it, because Criminal Minds is definitely worth it.

[singletons (ppl who aren't multiple) please don't read]

im still mad abt that fucking reply from @traumagenic earlier. how dare u

-tell me i have to define my neurodivergence by its negative aspects, especially when i am healing myself of those w/out losing my multiplicity–you’re just, right now, replicating anti-multiplicity shit by telling us, and yourselves i might add, that being multiple inherently has these miserable traits when many of them are maladaptive responses to singleton society’s violence & internalized power structures as much as trauma

-assume that because your experience is traumagenic and the definition is traumagenic all cases must be traumagenic. this is a poorly-understood way of being and even the literature is well behind what’s happening in the field, and the field is behind what’s happening among the community of multiple systems. simply put, we aren’t yet at a place to even know what all the rules for multiplicity *are*. we need to be open to and accepting of the experiences people are having.

-assume that because my system isn’t traumagenic i haven’t faced trauma. being multiple is fucking tough in a singleton-supremacist society. also im a trans dyke? i’ve faced my fair share of rape & torture, let alone depersonalization & derealization.

-chastise me for how singletons could read what i’m saying. that’s respectability politics hon.

-come onto my blog and chastise me at all especially in such a demeaning way. y'all anti-self-dxrs are way too pushy about policing people’s self understanding. also most of you have trauma around having falsely diagnosed yourself with stuff? maybe it’s a guilt projection?

-assume that the only reason i could like being multiple is because of an absence of negative aspects rather than because of the positive aspects. (guessin there’s some self hate involved here). like i’ll be frank: i like being multiple because i’m a bunch of lesbians in one body. do u know how fucking codep lesbians are? it’s great being here together, working together to write out posts, talking each other through breakdowns, being with each other on sad lonely nights, etc. we certainly still get lonely & want to interact with other people… but we have literally saved each others’ life. we’ve stopped each other from jumping, and cutting, and being destroyed in spiritual attacks. that’s a powerful thing, a powerful bond we share. that said, would we, if given the option, become like thirty or so embodied singletons? yeah, probably. but that’s not an option, the options that are there is integration (all of us merging into what we can only imagine in our mind as the ending of akira), or other ppl just… not existing, or not being embodied (being just in the spirit realm), and that’s just… not something we’re okay with.

yeah, basically like… wtf. im not trying to call you out or something this just literally fucked up my day so hard.

musta-rastas replied to your post “Apparently this is what my exhausted brain wants to produce at nearly…”

We want more like this! ;)

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OMG what happens next this is perfection <3

eldest-and-youngest-of-three replied to your post “Apparently this is what my exhausted brain wants to produce at nearly…”

We have to know. What happens next???? (This is lovely btw love your writing!)

Thank you darlings! <3 I don’t think I’m going to be expanding upon this particular fic only because I feel like it would take a LOT of words to actually move them somewhere meaningful and I just don’t have the time for that right now with everything else I’m working on…

BUT I am definitely going to make an effort to make drunk cigarette smoking Will a thing in more future fics. :P

ofpencilandpen  asked:

5, 10, 17, 20!

5) character you were most surprised to end up writing:

Nonna! I’ve discovered it’s actually really fun to write minor characters, because you can take a lot of liberties with them that you can’t always do with major characters. Same for Amanda Carter, who I’m working on right now. There’s just a lot of room to explore. I definitely encourage other writers to try it out, because it’s a good exercise.

10) write in silence or with background noise? with people or alone?

Alone and in silence is ideal but usually doesn’t happen. I can occasionally work in a cafe setting, but home is definitely best. I know some people like to have playlists while they write, and I just can’t do it, I get distracted enough as is.

17) if you could give your fledgling author self any advice, what would it be?

Don’t be overly intimidated by those super talented writers, because they’re very nice people and they’ve also been doing this way longer than you have. It really does take time.

20) do you write in long sit-down sessions or in little spurts?

Lots of little spurts! Sometimes one- or two-sentence spurts. If inspiration strikes, which I wish it did more often, I can sometimes get away with 1000-2000 words in a session. More often than not, it’s one sentence here, another one there, switch to a different story and add a sentence, get distracted and do something else, come back and write another sentence…

Lucky Strike Pt. V

Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV

Now that I’ve finally gotten through the holidays, and the seasonal plot bunnies that come with it… I present to you.

Part V. Do you know?

Oh no.

His eyes held her gaze and Marinette’s breath hitched. Oh no, Oh no, Oh. No. All the pieces were falling into place, and Marinette really wasn’t sure she was ready to face what it meant. No, scratch that, she was definitely not ready to face what that meant.

Was it normal to hear your own heartbeat in your head? Because that a thing that was happening to Marinette right now.

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