*Knows BARELY enough about cooking to keep myself alive and decently nourished*
Me Watching Cooking Show:
COME ON BECKY YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO SEASON BEFORE YOU COOK AND HOW COULD YOU FORGET THE SALT? SALT IS THE MAGNIFYING GLASS OF THE COOKING WORLD AND DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON HOW YOU BUTCHERED THOSE FUCKING MATSUTAKE MUSHROOMS!
When your child is LGBT they are part of a minority. If you are like most parents and heterosexual, this is a minority that does not include you. Most of the time that’s not the case. Most minorities are based on race and religion – things that tend to run in families. History and stories are told from generation to generation. Politics are discussed over the kitchen table where everyone has the same stake. This is different. You may not be LGBT, but it is now your job to become an expert in this minority. You need to learn LGBT history, LGBT current political issues and LGBT controversies. Because you need to know your child’s history, your child’s issues, your child’s reality. This might feel uncomfortable to you, maybe even a little alien, but this is not about you. This is about your child.
Traumatized people chronically feel unsafe inside their bodies: The past is alive in the form of gnawing interior discomfort. Their bodies are constantly bombarded by visceral warning signs, and, in an attempt to control these processes, they often become expert at ignoring their gut feelings and in numbing awareness of what is played out inside. They learn to hide from their selves.
“The Body Keeps The Score” by Bessel Van Der Kolk
Realistic Paper Bird Models by Diana Beltran Hererra
Columbian artistDiana Beltran Hererra(previously featured here) creates incredibly real looking paper bird models with only a few colored sheets of paper, glue and a pair of scissors. Designing stunning paper sculptures for the past several years has seen the artist become an expert at turning plain sheets of paper into a beautiful display of feathers.
Had a 24 hour stopover in Kathmandu, Nepal, where I visited the Pashupatinath Hindu Temple. The temple is popular with tourists, and the resident priests have become experts at ‘casually’ positioning themselves in oh-so-photographical arrangements. They then collect donations in exchange for 'authentic’ photographs. Motives aside, they do a beautiful job, and the scenes they create seem worthy of a Hollywood art director.
“I’m a consultant, but the clock’s ticking down until retirement. You get 35 years of recognition for doing something, and you see that coming to an end, and it forces you to think about your legacy. I’ll miss the constant feeling of solving problems and adding value. I get that feeling from my family, of course, but I worry about falling out of my routines. I’m afraid I’ll revert back to my twenties, when I was reading a lot but not doing very much. My wife is planning all sorts of hobbies to keep me busy. She intends for me to become an expert at cooking and gardening.”
Watercolour paints have a fantastic way of capturing vital energy and ghostly shades
of color that no other medium can, and Tilen Ti, an artist in
Singapore, has become an expert at using watercolour paints to their
fullest potential. The animals in his vibrantly colourful works seem to
come to life on the page.
Ti focuses primarily on various tropical
birds though he’s also painted more mundane creatures like cats and
snails as well. He sells his paintings on Etsy, so be sure to check him out! Etsy | Instagram | Tumblr | Deviantart
Yahaba’s used to Kyoutani complaining about things. One might even say he’s become a bit of an expert at dealing with an irritated Kyoutani (after all, all of the first and second years always leave him to Yahaba whenever he shows any burgeoning signs of annoyance). He’s grown accustomed to each of his moods, his ticks, everything that sets him off.
And yet, sometimes there are new things that he wouldn’t have expected to bother him. When Kyoutani stomps up to him one day during lunch, when Yahaba’s enjoying what should be a relaxing break in the courtyard, all Yahaba can do is sigh and ask, “What now?” He’s not expecting the response to be, “A mother dragged her daughter away from me today.”
“Yeah. ‘Cause I don’t get it,” Kyoutani grumbles, dutifully taking his seat beside Yahaba.
Yahaba resists an urge to laugh, and a—possibly more frustrating—urge to reach out and smooth the furrow between Kyoutani’s brows with his thumb. He clenches his fingers into a fist. “Well, you’re an asshole,” he points out oh-so-helpfully.
Kyoutani’s scowl snaps over to him in an instant. “You’re a bigger asshole than I am,” he snaps. “And that’s beside the point; I didn’t even do anything this time.”
“You looked scary. That’s enough to scare a poor mother away from—hey, what were you doing, anyways?”
Kyoutani’s scowl grows skittish, and he glances away from Yahaba. “Doesn’t matter.”
WTH YOU CAN'T JUST SAY YOU'RE COMING BACK IN TWO DAYS I'M NOT READY
good god FINALLY you're coming back
MY BODY IS READY FOR THIS COMEBACK
EvErYoNe Is CoMiNg BaCk At ThE sAmE tImE?!//
leaked this, leaked that, scrutiny over everything that SM does until the comeback, laments over whether the new comeback will be a repeat of wolf, becoming experts that could put Sherlock to shame, 18018980958 daddy jokes, summons the spirits on the night of the MV release to enjoy the glory of EXO together, LET'S GO!