bold prints

my life got 100% better when I started dressing how I wanted to dress and not how I thought I should dress. I stopped caring if stripes were unflattering, I just wore them. I started wearing bold prints because they made me happy. I ordered huge shirts, pink trainers, heart shaped sunglasses. I started to let myself look on the outside how I felt on the inside, and let me tell you, I have never felt freer in my entire life 

Chic & Easy Pieces for Spring

Fashion in 2017 is nothing if not rich in biodiversity. From prairie-inspired florals to newly defined waists, from hoodies to 1980s shoulder pads, it’s all going on. How to pick a coherent, sophisticated path through the fields of plenty? By exercising personal style, obviously. Gucci shirt and pants, and Jennifer Fisher jewelry. 

→ all that is gold (m)

Originally posted by chimtae


Sub!BTS collab

pairing → Taehyung x Reader

genre → roommate!au + sugar baby!au, smut, angst

warnings sub!taehyung, skype sex, masturbation, orgasm denial, possessiveness, slight breath play, oral sex, dirty talk, thigh riding, tae ends up sort of a switch? idk

☆ word count → 11.2k

☆ summary → As a college student struggling to make ends meet, Taehyung resorts to a less than ethical method to satisfy his appetite for expensive treats. The last thing he wants is for you to find out how he acquires the Gucci in his closet… however this proves to be difficult when you are his roommate.

or : Taehyung is a sugar baby and somehow thinks he can keep this a secret


☆ a/n → ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Festival of The Flower Children ‘Love-in’, Woburn Abbey, UK,, 1967

Good guys or bad guys- it doesn’t really matter. 

You are all just slaves to my hypnotic patter.

I know it’s been super quiet around here, and that’s because I’ve been getting ready for Heroes Con this weekend! I’m tabling with my good pal Mad in the artist alley at table 621, so if you’re going be sure to come find us! This is one of two 11x17 poster prints that I made for the con. The other is an Avengers themed print that I’ll be uploading sometime tomorrow.

I really loved the Music Meister episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, so I figured HEY. WHY NOT MAKE A COOL PRINT OF HIM. Neil Patrick Harris’s voice is a dream, and if you haven’t seen the episode I highly recommend it. It’s great fun.

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While the act of committing a mass shooting may be the statement itself, there are several communicative elements used by a perpetrator to further their point. Apart from signature articles of clothing, like the trench coat, many others have taken a more personalized approach.

On May 6, 1993, after fatally stabbing his mother and slitting the throat of her cocker spaniel, 39-year-old Mark Richard Hilbun entered the Dana Point, California post office, where he was fired from back in December, wearing a T-shirt with the word “Psycho” printed across the front. He was infatuated with co-worker Kimberly Springer and while searching for her, he shot to death a mail carrier and wounded one other employee before fleeing the building. Hilbun injured several others until he was arrested two days later in a sports bar wearing a maroon and blue Hawaiian-style shirt.

As school shootings started happening more frequently, one of them became the inspiration of disaffected youth everywhere and the standard for future comparisons. For the attack on their Littleton, Colorado school, 18-year-old Eric Harris and 17-year-old Dylan Klebold each donned customized T-shirts. Before entering Columbine High School, Harris removed his black duster near the West Entrance, exposing a white tee with “Natural Selection” across the front in black letters. Klebold’s black T-shirt that said “Wrath” in bold red lettering remained concealed under his duster of the same color until he reached the library. Together, they murdered 12 students and one teacher before committing suicide on April 20, 1999.

Jumping forward seven years, in a proclaimed copycat incident, 18-year-old Alvaro Castillo shot to death his father before wounding two others at Orange High School in Hillsborough, North Carolina on August 30, 2006. He wore a white T-shirt with “Natural Selection” scribbled on the front in black marker and the back read “Remember Columbine” with the date and location of Eric and Dylan’s shooting, paired with a headband that said “Columbine” and “Shoot Me,” also written in marker. “Remember Columbine” was a phrase he repeated when he surrendered to the school resource officer and was placed in the patrol car.

A year later, the Social Darwinist message shared by Eric Harris manifested in the mind of an 18-year-old Jokela, Finland student, who used it to fuel his November 7th attack on humanity. Although it’s unclear whether Pekka Eric-Auvinen wore his customized black T-shirt, bearing “Humanity is Overrated” in white letters during the shooting at his school, it was featured in videos on his YouTube account, where he spoke of ridding the world of unfit humans. According to a section of the report highlighted by @radical-and-radiant, he also made another T-shirt that read “Natural Selector,” likely signifying his perceived role in the murder of seven classmates and a teacher, followed by his suicide.

Steven Kazmierczak’s T-shirt may not have been custom-made, but his choice to wear it on February 14, 2008 offered an irony that was certainly not lost on his humor. It was a black shirt with “Terrorist” printed in white, complemented by a red AK-47 graphic. The 27-year-old entered a lecture room in Cole Hall at Northern Illinois University armed without an AK-47, but he used a shotgun and Glock pistol to fire at students while on stage of the auditorium-style room before targeting others from the aisle, killing six people, including himself.

Perhaps, the clearest expression against the school institution was scrawled on the T-shirt worn by 18-year-old Georg R.: “Made in School.” Georg’s “Apocalypse Day” landed on September 17, 2009, and it involved throwing Molotov cocktails into two classrooms and attacking one student with an axe at the Gymnasium Carolinum, his school in the German city of Ansbach, Bavaria. He was incapacitated by three shots from responding police officers and taken into custody, eventually being placed in a psychiatric clinic.

On August 16, 2011, a tragedy was thwarted when 17-year-old Jared Cano was arrested for planning an attack at Freedom High School in Tampa, Florida the first day back. Investigators discovered a manifesto, detailing plans for a bombing, as well as the materials to carry it out. A homemade white T-shirt was also found with the quote, “Lessons Not Learned in Blood are Soon Forgotten” written in red marker and “War to All” on the collar. The quote is from a movie that came out that year titled Law Abiding Citizen, and it’s assumed he intended to wear the shirt during his rampage.

When 17-year-old TJ Lane entered Ohio’s Chardon High School, he left no doubt of his intention by sporting a gray long-sleeve pullover with “Killer” printed in bold black letters. He did indeed kill three students on February 27, 2012 before being arrested outside the school. Then, as a needless reminder, he exposed the same word written on his prison-issued white tee under his dress shirt at his sentencing hearing. With a smug expression plastered across his face, he made a vulgar statement to the victim’s families before he was sentenced to three life sentences without the possibility of parole.

4 Steps to Reading a Textbook Quickly and Effectively

I know many of us have difficulties when it comes to reading textbooks, so here’s some tips!

1. Don’t read front to back (aka, READ BACKWARDS)

Reading a textbook chapter front to back ensures that you will waste time.

I know it’s counter-intuitive to not read a book front to back, but don’t do it. Mystery novels stink when you read the back first, as do good thriller movies. If you read the last page of a Sherlock Holmes novel before you read the story, it’ll be lame. If you know Bruce Willis is dead, don’t watch the 6th Sense.

Want to try this strategy? Try reading your textbook chapter in this order:
1. Go to the questions at the end first. Read them, answer them to the best of your ability, and then begin your actual reading strategies. This will sort of “prime the engine” of retention.
2. Next, read the final summary of the chapter. This will give you a general background as to the Big Ideas in the chapter.
3. Third, look at the headings and subdivision of the chapter.
4. Fourth, read the chapter introduction.
From that point you can then work through the chapter from front to back. By taking this out-of-order strategy, you are focusing not on the chronological order, but rather connecting the ideas found in the chapter together. This is infinitely more important than reading things in the order they were written.

2. Read for Big Ideas

Textbooks are extremely thorough. You, while needing thoroughness, are not going to be able to absorb every tiny detail found in a chapter. You have to focus on what’s most important. 

Textbooks are great because they explain those Big Ideas in context, but make sure you don’t get lost in the minutiae. Read for the Big Ideas first and foremost and you’ll be able to sift through the mountain of information available.

In textbooks, Big Ideas are easy to spot because they are often in bold print or section headings. Look for the complete sentence thought that summarizes and drives each subdivision and you’ll have identified the Big Ideas.

3. Read for Key Details

Big Ideas need support. Otherwise they’re just opinions. After you identify each Big Idea, make note of the supporting details that fill out and help the Big Idea make sense.

While this looks different in each subject, they should be relatively easy to pick out. Key people, places, and events often make up the key details in history books. Grammar rules are the important details frequently in grammar books. For languages, vocab are some of the most important key details of the chapter. Check your notes against the questions at the end of the chapter. If they reflect the same key details, you know you are barking up the right tree.

4. Read the book once but your notes multiple times

You should never have to read a chapter more than once (in theory). If you’ve done your reading well and taken notes as you read, you have a record of the thoughts being communicated.

Granted, it takes a while to adapt to this approach. Don’t be upset if you have a time of adjustment before being able to read a chapter only once.

But if you put in the work now to get used to reading a textbook more effectively, consider the time you’ll save in the long-run. We promise you’ll see the benefits quickly. For those of you who are already using this type of active textbook reading strategy, congratulations on making the honor without losing your social life. Well done.

Business as usual II

I really love this top, when I first laid eyes on it I knew I had to have it! I waited for months for this top to go on sale and am so glad I finally got it. It is so me!

It would pair beautifully with black pants or one of my black skirts but I decided to do something different and wear it with this taupe skirt instead. This combination would make a great outfit for the office.