breaks

My favorite kind of characters are those goofball, comic relief characters that are very happy and nice. then we learn bit by bit about them and their underlying traits, maybe some self esteem issues, maybe why they’re so happy and optimistic. they get some character development here and there and maybe a bit of subplot revolving around them

and then we see them break

And then one student said that happiness is what happens when you go to bed on the hottest night of the summer, a night so hot you can’t even wear a tee-shirt and you sleep on top of the sheets instead of under them, although try to sleep is probably more accurate. And then at some point late, late, late at night, say just a bit before dawn, the heat finally breaks and the night turns into cool and when you briefly wake up, you notice that you’re almost chilly, and in your groggy, half-consciousness, you reach over and pull the sheet around you and just that flimsy sheet makes it warm enough and you drift back off into a deep sleep. And it’s that reaching, that gesture, that reflex we have to pull what’s warm - whether it’s something or someone - toward us, that feeling we get when we do that, that feeling of being sad in the world and ready for sleep, that’s happiness.
—  Paul Schmidtberger, Design Flaws of the Human Condition

25+ Self-care ideas

1. Take a moment to breath. Don’t do anything but lie in bed and look up at the ceiling.

2. Or if the act of not doing anything stresses you out, then clean. Tidy up the room for 10-15 minutes.

3. If you’re feeling lazy, grab your favorite book and browse through your favorite scenes.

4. But if you’re feeling extra lazy, take a 30-60 minute nap. Reset yourself, but be careful because it might mess up your sleep schedule.

5. If you’re feeling dehydrated, chug some water. Even if it’s not a lot, it’ll really help.

6. Add some lemon/ lime if you don’t like plain water. There’s also flavored or sparkling water if you’re into that jazz.

7. Treat yourself to some warm coffee/tea late at night. If it’s a hot summer day, afternoon ice coffee is the best.  

8. Make some hot chocolate on a winter’s night and snuggle under a pile of blankets.

9. Change into your favorite pyjamas/comfy clothes. If you’re going out, wear your best outfit and doll up.

10. If you love makeup, play around with it. Find your favorite go-to makeup look. Or if you need a laugh, put on some bright red lipstick and blue eyeshadow.

11. If it’s warm out, sit outside and read. Or play a card game with a friend. Or run your fingers through the grass. Anything that makes you feel happy.

12. If you have to go out when it’s cold, pack on the layers and go for it. Once you’re done, reward yourself with a warm drink (coffee,tea,hot chocolate etc.) and watch tv or netflix.

13. Be creative. Write, draw, dance, sing, act, read. Anything.    

14. Need some inspiration? Cats. Cars. Monsters. Marshmallows. Cats in cars with marshmallow monsters. Go nuts.

15. Try something new. Never wrote in the perspective of a child? Go for it. Never have drawn flowers before? Give it a try. Haven’t sang for a long time? Do it again.

16. Stretch your legs and your arms. If you’re’re up for it, go for a walk. Or run. Pretend a bear is chasing you and run for life. You’ll get such a euphoric rush I swear.

17. Take a shower. Crank up the hot water, or cold if that’s your cup of tea. Reflect on things. Or take a relaxing bath instead

18. Pet a puppy or kitty. If you don’t own one, go to a shelter and just pet them. Or you can even volunteer at some shelters to play with them.

19. Watch your smaller pets run around. Whether it’s mice, rats, gerbils, rabbits, ferrets or hamsters, they’ll sure be entertaining to watch if you’re feeling bad.

20. Browse on social media. Peek at instagram/ twitter and see what your friends are up to.

21. Talk on the phone with a old friend. Or your best friend. Maybe even your crush if you’re brave enough.

22. Cook yourself a fancy dinner. Or bake yourself some cookies or cupcakes. If you’re feeling lazy or don’t like to bake, make a mug cake.

23. Talk with family whether you live with them or not. Text your grandmother/ grandfather. Or your cousins.

24. Bullet journal. Create a new spread and write these ideas down for later. Or start one if you haven’t yet.

25. Kiss your girlfriend/ boyfriend/ lover. Tell them how much you love them

Too many people are thinking these days, arguing about what’s right or wrong. Take a breath, accept life’s grey at best. Wear ugly sweaters in July while making cookies at three in the morning. Dance poorly to a song that isn’t playing with the person you love. Skip rocks with friends while you have time. Fighting for a cause and making things right is important, but it’s okay to tap out. Let someone else fight for you. The world will keep spinning if you take a moment to appreciate the little good that exists.
—  KJS // Excerpt from the book I’ll never write #75
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[08/11/2017] throwback to that time my friend and I went downtown for milkshakes, used-book shopping, and stationery hauls just before exams because we needed  a break! If you’re ever in Toronto message me?? And also visit this milkshake place because it is so pretty?? Also their milkshakes were pretty good :P Taking breaks is good for the soul and we passed everything, so no regrets! 

NEW UPDATE. 100 Tracks. Hit shuffle and enjoy.

Tracklisting.

  1. 1995 – Emmit Fenn
  2. Act One – Stabby
  3. Air – Outrun
  4. All Gone – The Nod
  5. Alpha Dogs – LeKtriQue, Autodidakt
  6. Always – Wavedash
  7. Angel (Falling In Love) – Cookie Monsta
  8. Bad Motha – Boogie T, Whiskers
  9. Baddd – Bro Safari, ETC!ETC!, UFO
  10. Banana Bomb – FTSE
  11. Bass Boom – Walter Wilde, p0gman, Boogie T
  12. Bass Drop – Zero Hero
  13. Blink (feat. Aislinn Martin) – Protohype, Kezwik, Aislinn Martin
  14. Bones – LOUDPVCK, Michael Sparks
  15. Boombox – Dirtyphonics
  16. Borneo – Wolfgang Gartner, Aero Chord
  17. Brand New Love - Special Request Remix – Matthew Herbert, Zilla, Special Request
  18. Bubble Beam – Nanobii
  19. Burning For U - Purporangejuice Remix – MineSweepa, Purporangejuice
  20. Castaway - Instrumental – Goldie
  21. Chicken Soup – Skrillex, Habstrakt
  22. Creepstep – Virtual Riot
  23. The Cut – QUIX
  24. Dem Fraid – Boombox Cartel, Taranchyla
  25. Dream Away – Konstellation, Dolltr!ck
  26. Easy Go - Grandtheft VIP – Grandtheft, Delaney Jane
  27. Ectoplasm - Gentlemens Club Remix – Eptic, Gentlemens Club, MUST DIE!
  28. End Of The Night – NGHTMRE, Ghastly
  29. Escape – Figure, Niveau Zero
  30. Event Horizon - Original Mix – Malsum, Luisoko
  31. Everybody – Ak9
  32. Exterminate - Infekt Remix – The Aliens UK, Infekt
  33. Fear Spud - Original Mix – D-Operation Drop
  34. Feel So Good – Borgeous, Riggi & Piros
  35. Fire (Walk With Me) – Pane Mua
  36. Fortify – Holly, TWERL
  37. Foul – XaeboR
  38. Freesol (feat. Skyler Stonestreet) – Seven Lions, Skyler Stonestreet
  39. Get Deaded - Bassnectar Remix – Noisia, Bassnectar
  40. Godzilla – Anna Lunoe
  41. Gold - Jameston Thieves Remix – Max Styler, Devault, Luciana, Jameston Thieves
  42. Gong Tau - Benton Remix – Hypho, Benton
  43. Gunblade – Ebb
  44. Halfway – Hi I’m Ghost
  45. Help – Borgore
  46. Here Comes The Night - Junkie Kid Remix – DJ Snake, Mr Hudson, Junkie Kid
  47. Hexadecibel - Kermode Remix – Kermode, Vespers
  48. Hold Up – Borgeous, MORTEN
  49. Hush Hush – Taiko
  50. Hypernautics – Faethoms
  51. I Mean – Taiki Nulight
  52. In Love With the Devil (DMVU Remix) – Mark The Beast, DMVU, SEIDS
  53. Inhalant Abuse – Getter
  54. Jamming – Was A Be, Ne’ve
  55. Jump Pack – Tarquin
  56. Le Hospital – DubDiggerz
  57. LEVELED – Jphelpz
  58. Lezzerd – Spag Heddy
  59. Limbo – Adair, Nitti Gritti
  60. Lionart – AxH
  61. Lockdown – Sullivan King, Matt McGuire, Sam King
  62. Lotus – Shadient
  63. Mandelbug – I am Sid, Grax
  64. Mantra - Mat Zo Remix – Noisia, Mat Zo
  65. Manual Decapitation – Ikonika
  66. Me4U – Danny L Harle, Morrie
  67. More Dub – Baku
  68. Moving On – Marshmello
  69. Nightmares Vip – Culprate, Maksim
  70. Nike Shoes – Horsemen
  71. OG – Point.Blank
  72. Omoi – Akira Akira
  73. Plasma Funk – Broken Eye
  74. Prince of Crown Heights – Conrad Clifton
  75. Raindance – Vairo
  76. Rave Steppin’ – WiDE AWAKE
  77. Recovery – Duumu
  78. Reims – RL Grime
  79. Revolution - The Bloody Beetroots Remix – Crossfaith, The Bloody Beetroots
  80. Rhubarb Crumble – Jakes
  81. Right Here - QUIX Remix – Keys N Krates, KRANE, QUIX
  82. Right Now – Terravita, Bare, Tima Dee
  83. Samir – Spag Heddy
  84. Saturnz Barz (feat. Popcaan) - Banx & Ranx Remix – Gorillaz, Popcaan, Banx & Ranx
  85. Sayim – Squnto
  86. Send Nudes – GARABATTO
  87. Sidewinder – Revazz
  88. Sleaze – Shades, Ivy Lab, Alix Perez, Eprom
  89. Starship – Grant
  90. Swerve – Say My Name, Crichy Crich
  91. Teddy’s Song – Teddy Killerz
  92. This Time – Kayzo
  93. Time Dilation – Jonah Freed
  94. Traffic – LOUDPVCK, Botnek
  95. Try This – Ninja Kore
  96. U Betta – Machinedrum
  97. Used 2 Be – Wax Motif, Jevon Doe
  98. War – Truth, Killa P
  99. Wash Away – Wilkinson
  100. Whirlwind – Luca Lush

If you missed it here’s Aprils update.

Every track ever featured on a Strictly BASS playlist.

Imagine Loki is with the Avengers as punishment & he tries to help, but his general bad luck causes more destruction. You are told to befriend and romance him to keep his destructive tendencies in check. You do your job well and Loki falls for you, hard. He courts you properly and treats you like a queen. He feels happy for the first time in a long while, & it shows. But it makes you uncomfortable, knowing you’re lying. Then one day, he discovers the truth. It breaks him, & it isn’t pretty.

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This looks so satisfying 👌