brief explaination

So YOI is just full of ingenious, subtle and entirely graceful dialogue. No scene is wasted and every conversation, however brief can explain so much with just a few lines. I’d like to take a moment to talk about one of the last scenes in episode 10 when Yurio and Victor are on the beach. In all honesty, I thought about this scene a lot and it took me a little while to really, truly understand what was going on here.

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anonymous asked:

Hey, could you please recommend me some books or information to read about sigils? Thank you so much

Ooh have I got a thing for you - [my sigils FAQ blog page]. If you can’t view that, you can find a rebloggable version [on my old blog], but some of the links might be dead / broken at this point. (I hardcore need to rewrite that for this blog, don’t I?) Imma copy and paste the links and resources section for you from my blog page, just in case:

Links and Resources

* = external links and resources

So yeah. Sigils. Enjoy, anon :D

Deconstructing Values in Rick and Morty

I like the way Rick and Morty episodes tend to deconstruct and comment on values and themes. So here’s a brief post explaining how it usually works.

The way the episode is usually constructed is this:

  • at first the value that’s being deconstructed is introduced, only to be mocked and riffed on immediately
  • Throughout the rest of the episode, the value is being debunked, criticized or made fun of.
  • Then, near the end, the episode introduces something that shows the value isn’t completely worthless after all, and hints at a more constructive and useful way for said value.

Here are a few examples.

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A brief video explaining the small amount of representation Queer people get, and the quality of representation we get, even when we get it.

Pretty Little Thing - Star Trek

“Ok I’ve never requested before but since you need more mybe you could do a Captain Kirk one where the reader thinks he’s cheated on them?”

James Kirk waved a hand over the door sensor and stepped forward, expecting to enter your quarters but bumping into the still closed door instead. He took a step back, confusion spreading across his face.

“Computer, open the door.” He commanded the door pad.

“Access to this area by Kirk, James T, has been revoked.” The mechanical voice sounded.

‘Revoked? Shit’ He thought, stepping closer to the door pad. He pressed the intercom button and spoke in a strained whisper so no one walking down the hallway would be able to hear.

“Come on Y/N. Let me in.”

Nothing happened.

“Please! I can explain.”

A brief second passed before the door slid open. Kirk stepped in quickly, where he was immediately hit by a flying boot.

“EXPLAIN!?” You shouted. “I don’t want your damn explanations you ASS”

He ducked as another boot flew towards him. He straightened and looked over at you. ‘Shit’ he thought again. You stood a few short feet from him, breathing heavily. Your hands were clenched into fists and shaking at your side. Your face, and eyes were red and streaked with tears. Through your puffy lids, he saw burning anger that both terrified him and made his heart sink.

“Listen I—“ He started.

“Did it not occur to you that as I security officer I do in fact actually WATCH THE SECURITY TAPES!” You moved to throw one of your pillows at him.

He caught it and lurched forward, grabbing your arm.

“Y/N PLEASE! Calm down” He begged

“I cannot believe you threw everything we have away for an alien trollop you met YESTERDAY!” You hissed, yanking your arm away

“I didn’t throw anything away Y/N! She kissed ME!”

“Oh please Jim. Everyone in Starfleet knows Captain Kirk can’t keep his hands off pretty little alien ambassadors.” You stepped back and sank to edge of your bed. Anger fading to sadness.

He cautiously sat next to you. He clasped his hands together and rested his elbows on his knees, dropping his head to look at the floor.

“Y/N you know the Akitei. They don’t have the restraint we do. You didn’t finish the tape did you?”

“If I saw anymore I would have had a heart attack in front of everyone in security.” You mumbled.

“Then you missed the part where I pushed her away and told her I was taken didn’t you? I think…I think she was trying to seduce me to gain my support for their request to join the Federation. They’re desperate.” He unclasped his hands and moved one to your knee. “I promise you Y/N. You are the only pretty little thing I can’t keep my hands off of.”

You lifted you head and looked at him. Puppy dog blues gazed at you through his stupidly long lashes. A half grin tugged at the corner of his mouth as he raised an eyebrow at you questioningly.

“I hate you.” You mumbled, rolling your eyes. His grin widened and he bent forward to plant a quick peck on your forehead.

“I love you too.” He said, thumbs moving to wipe away the tears lingering on your cheeks.

“And I will be reviewing the rest of that tape Kirk.” You stated, as he began to pepper your jawline with nibbles.

“Mmmmhmm.” He mumbled, dragging his mouth over yours. You could feel his shit eating grin through your lips and shook your head as you moved to wrap your arms around his neck.

anonymous asked:

I have a quick question, I'm a very new witch and was wondering how to charge sigils? Also, do you know of any sigils for dancing or joy?

There are very many ways to charge sigils. It is almost impossible to list them all in one post, because people are constantly coming up with new and creative ways to charge spells every day. My standard rule of thumb is, if it creates its own energy or can be used to create or amplify energies in any way, it can be used to charge sigils. Of course, that’s how I view it, and you’ll likely see other people say differently.

Here are some examples of various charging methods that one might use:

I hope that helps you! Good luck!

Who the lucky recipient is:  @apetunias
Who you are (if anonymous, just write ‘anon’): @ikathemadhatter
Character/s and/or ship/s: Shizuo, Izaya, Mikado, Anri, Kida; hint of Shizaya
Quick summary (or anything you want the recipient to know): I think this brief comic explains itself :°D? Hope you like it <3

Something like this has been on my mind for a while, and those space brushes gave my just the right boost of inspiration and motivation to make it happen! 

Constellations are Capricorn and Aries, my headcanon sun and moon for this pragmatic, stubborn, impatient boy. To explain in brief, one of my favorites things about Keith is how his personality is made up of two seemingly opposite concepts – He processes things in a grounded, down-to-earth way that contrasts with his fiery, passionate bursts of emotion. It’s something that so many people seem to have a hard time striking a balance with in characterizing him that nothing but (what I affectionately call) The Cardinal Earth/Fire Struggle seemed to suit him more perfectly. For this reason, both this boy and these signs are very, very close to my heart.

I’d love to do a series of the Paladins like this (since I have zodiac thoughts for them too!), but honestly I have no idea if any other constellation is going to look that good as a crown like dang.

EDIT: This is now available for purchase on my RedBubble!

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Kevin uploaded a brief video explaining his departure from the grumps and him following his dreams. Let’s wish him good luck for what’s next !!

Children of Buddha, if explained in brief, there are ten kinds of causes and conditions by which all oceans of worlds have been formed. What are the ten? They are: because of the Buddha’s mystical powers, because they must be so by natural law, because of the karma of all sentient beings, because of what is realized by all bodhisattvas developing omniscience, because of the roots of virtue accumulated by both bodhisattvas and all sentient beings, because of the power of the vows of all bodhisattvas purifying lands, because bodhisattvas have accomplished practical undertakings without regressing, because of bodhisattvas’ freedom of pure resolve, because of the independent power flowing from the roots of virtue of all enlightened ones and the moment of enlightenment of all Buddhas, and because of the independent powers of the Universally Good. This is the summary explanation of ten kinds of causes; if I (Samantabhadra) were to explain it in full, there are as many as atoms in an ocean of worlds.“

Avatamsaka Sutra - 185

Note on the image: Wheel of Existence

  • Goku: Bulma Briefs... How do I begin to explain Bulma Briefs?...
  • Oolong: Bulma Briefs is flawless.
  • Chichi: She has two Fendi purses and a silver Lexus.
  • Yamcha: I hear her hair's insured for $10,000.
  • Tien: I hear she does car commercials... In Japan.
  • Chiaotzu: Her favorite movie is Varsity Blues.
  • Puar: One time she met John Stamos on a plane...
  • Launch: - And he told her she was pretty.
  • Krillin: One time she punched me in the face... It was awesome.
Transformers: Optimus Prime x Female Reader

Requested by Megan


You’ve lost count over the days you’ve been trapped inside the Nemesis, constantly being tormented by its inhabitants. It seemed just like yesterday that you were returning to the base with Arcee and Jack when lieutenant Starscream appeared from thin air snatching you from your friends before you could blink. You remembered being scared when you came face to face with the Leader of the Decepticons, Megatron. You had seen images on the screen of the mech when the Autobots held a briefing, explaining how dangerous he was. He had planned on using you as an advantage over the Autobots because he had watched over surveillance that you accompanied Optimus Prime on patrolling more than once before.

Megatron had a hunch that you were one of Prime’s new weaknesses and was right when he had tapped into the Autobot security. The Autobots watched in shock when his face appeared on their screen but was switched to terror when he held a sharp digit to your neck. He basked in their mixed emotions, but none of their expressions matched the stone face leader of Optimus Prime. Megatron pointed out how that Optimus didn’t seem to be concerned with your safety, testing him when he pressed the sharpest point of his digit into your neck. You held back a whimper when you felt your own blood trickle down your skin.

Optimus booming voice had startled you, “What do you want, Megatron?” He had demanded.

Megatron removed his sharp digit away from your, now bleeding, neck as he continued to speak to the Autobot leader. He told him how he knew that you were one of the Autobots’ newest weakness, more specifically, his weakness. The other Autobots didn’t understand what Megatron was talking about because they never saw Optimus’ relationship with you as intimate, however, watching their leader trembling revealed the truth. They then understood that he had strong feelings towards you. During the entire conversation, Ratchet was doing his best to track down the location of the call but was cut off right before he could find Megatron’s location.

Optimus stared at the blank monitor screen after Megatron cut off the call, leaving the Prime to his thoughts. No one from Team Prime didn’t know what to say to Optimus at the time, they felt his sorrow seeping into the already thick air. After a couple of minutes, Arcee was the one to break the silence.

“This was my fault, sir,” She had said accepting the responsibility of your kidnapping, “I was careless and allowed this to happen. I’m sorry.”

The femme flinched when Optimus turned around to face her, “It’s not your fault, Arcee, this was Megatron’s doing.” He spoke calmly.

Arcee didn’t know what to say to him, she avoided any further eye contact as she continued to blame herself for your kidnapping. Bulkhead asked what they were going to do now that you were captured by the Decepticons. Miko voiced out how she wanted to pummel Megatron for kidnapping you, Jack had to calm her down before she got too upset, though. Raf and Ratchet exchanged looks then the two simultaneously started searching for your location from what they could over the call. During the days you weren’t at the base, Optimus had taken the time in training himself with Bulkhead. He wanted to prepare himself before facing off with Megatron.

Now, you waited inside of your dreary prison cell as Starscream abused you relentlessly. He did this whenever he needed to release the anger built inside him, due to Megatron’s own personal abuse toward the seeker. He made you feel worthless, weak and small, accepting the seeker’s abuse afraid that he’ll end your life if you fought him. He had left you laying in a pool of blood, allowing Knock Out to come into the cell to see the seeker’s handy work. Out of all the Decepticons, the doctor treated you with the most kindness and you didn’t understand why. He would gently pick you up then tended your injuries the utmost care.

“Why are you nice to me?” Knock Out didn’t expect you to speak to him, you never once exchanged words before, “Why?”

He sighed, carefully threading your gaping wound, “You should’ve never been brought here.” He spoke in a hushed tone, afraid that your room was wired, “I’ve watched you over the surveillance cameras before you were brought here. I watched you interact with Optimus Prime,” He snipped the thread then began covering your wound with a gauze.

“What does this have to do with you being nice to me?” You turned around to face the red mech.

Knock Out moved the medical supplies aside as he got more comfortable, “I’m only telling you this because I need you to trust me. Your relationship with Optimus Prime is nothing like I’ve ever seen before. I’ve seen this a few times in my lifetime but I can’t help wonder how a relationship between a human and Cybertronian.”

You sighed resting your head, “We tried to keep it a secret for this exact reason,” You looked at Knock Out confused, “You’re nice to me because I love Optimus?”

“It’s hard to explain…” He looked away from you for a split second, listening to the sudden comm call.

In the distance, you could hear faint fighting coming from outside the room you were stuck in. Knock Out looked at the door briefly then lowered his servo to you, telling you to climb on because it was time for you to escape. Your eyes had widened in shock, quickly climbing into his awaiting servo. He rushed outside the room, being greeted by smoke and laser blasters. You and he looked toward the direction of the laser blaster and saw Bumblebee taking down a Decepticon with Bulkhead, behind them were Optimus Prime.

For the first time in a long time, you had smiled. Optimus noticed Knock Out then saw you in his servo, covered in bandages. Knock Out kept one of his arms up as he approached the Autobots with you. Bulkhead and Bumblebee eyed the doctor carefully, not wanting to take any chances. He then stood in front of Optimus, handing you over to the Autobot leader.

“I believe this is yours.” He chuckled.

You smiled looking up at Optimus then back towards Knock Out, “Come with us.” You told him.

“What?” Knock Out, Bulkhead, and Bumblebee (in his own way) asked gawking at you.

“I can tell you don’t like it here,” You told him, “Join us! Become an Autobot.”

Optimus watched you carefully then turned his gaze towards the doctor curiously. The Prime wondered if Knock Out truly earned your trust within a few days of being captured. His thought process was interrupted when Knock Out chuckled, declining the offer, but promised to consider it the idea. More Decepticons were fast approaching your location when Knock Out demanded Optimus to injure him, for they could escape. He explained that there wouldn’t be enough time for you all to escape and wanted this.

After a minute of hesitation, Optimus thanked the doctor then used his blaster shooting Knock Out in the chassis. The force of the blaster sends Knock Out back, his body crashing into the coming Decepticons. Optimus shielded your body as he, Bumblebee, and Bulkhead quickly made their escape off the Nemesis. They had to jump off the floating ship, landing onto a mountain that was underneath. A ground bridge appeared in front of your group as you returned to the Autobot base.

You are all immediately welcomed by everyone inside the base, happy to see that you were alive and safe. Optimus lowered himself, placing you gently on the ground to be brought into a group hug by the younger humans. Arcee had kneeled down to your level, apologizing to you over and over again, but you just hugged her silencing her.

“It’s good to have her back.” Ratchet said standing next to his friend, “I’m sure you two are going to be catching up?”

Optimus eyed his friend, “She’s going to need to recuperate, I’m sure she’s not ready to–” He’s cut off when you looked up at him with the brightest smile you ever had.

Ratchet chuckled patting his friend’s shoulder plate, “That’s what I thought.” He chuckled returning to his monitor.

anonymous asked:

Hey y'all..... I get what you're doing. Some bad art can be really funny. But to maybe balance it out a little, maybe you could reblog some art tutorials once a week to help the artists whose art isn't quite up to scratch yet, so they can eventually NOT end up on this blog? :p it'd be a nice gesture to the beginner artists! Just a suggestion !

There are hundreds of art tutorial blogs. We are not a tutorial blog. And often when we give critiques we attach brief tutorials or explain how they could improve.

-Mod Shadly

anonymous asked:

Wanna know how close you and Dende are. Have you 2 ever slept together, as when Dende moved in as kid. I mean you're partially related to Dende after fusing with Nail & both look alike. Plus Namek does't have night time so the dark could be scary

namekians don’t really sleep much. or at least not as much as humans. apperently humans sleep at least 8hrs a day, more if they’re kids?? thats too much. i could be training. fuck that.

when the namekians were hanging out on eiarth while they waited for a new planet, they were pretty freaked out by the concept of night. namek has (had) 3 suns after all.  it took about 12 lectures frmo dr briefs to explain what was going on and that it was normal, and even then they holed up in the house with all the lights turned on most nights.

dende’s better with it now that he’s been here a few years. when he first got here he’d cling to me or mr popo every time the sun set, but mr poppo would calmly explain what was hapening and show him the stars and tell him the humans’ legetnds about them and that usually calmed him down.

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Trevor Howard + beret + duffle coat appreciation post

The Third Man (1949)