but i liked his quote a lot and wanted to do something with it

Do you really think Noct would take something as broken as you back…?

Those who know me, know that I tend to hurt the chars I like the most :’)  smts I think I’m like that fight club quote “I just want to destroy something beautiful”. Oh well. Another scene of imprisoned!Prompto. this time with Ardyn, torturing his mind more than his body. I think, this whole time frame will be also the dlc content of Prompto’s dlc. (for Gladio it’ll be when he’s gone to do “his business” n for Iggy,… the time in Altissia is a bit too short despite the heavy impact it had. So maybe smth of the 10 years he had to learn to deal with his blindness? #Dardevil!Ignis)

Another piece that broke my back n that I like quite a lot. Hence, you can find it in my Etsy shop ;)

anonymous asked:

What do you think the reasons behind the decline of church attendance of millennials is?

Hi friend,

I think it’s probably due to a number of things, but I honestly think a big part of it is how the church is viewed/portrayed. For instance, many young people see the church as an entity of hate instead of love. They see imperfect Christians and think that’s what the church is about, when really it’s about Jesus.

This quote by Gandhi really sums it up for me: “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

I think the above quote is how a lot of people feel; however, instead of running towards Christ, they’re running away from Him. And maybe it’s because they don’t want to be associated with the church or Christianity (we get a really bad rap from many), or maybe it’s something else entirely.

A handful of my closest friends (we’re all millennials) are not Christians, and, from what I gather, it’s mostly because they don’t understand. Or they don’t want to understand. They see all this hurt in the world, and all this hurt that has happened in their own lives, and so they think God couldn’t possibly be real because “He wouldn’t let this happen,” but they don’t understand that none of that is God’s fault. After all, we are humans and we have free will and we sin. 

So maybe that’s some of it: seeing hate where there should be love, and seeing hurt and not understanding why it’s happening. 

Lastly, another thought: I think so many people don’t want to really do the work that comes with being a Christian. So maybe they believe in God–they believe in Jesus–but they don’t want to really follow Him, if you get what I’m saying. They don’t want to stop their sins or admit what the Word says, because it’s hard. It’s really, really hard. 

Thoughts, anyone?

All my love,

S. 

anonymous asked:

i hate how this is apprently so controversial to say but UGH I HATE HARRY'S NEW PROMO. wow surprise he's dropping something out of nowhere again without promotion or acknowledging us. we're expected to freak out loud enough so journalists write articles on their own. and his team just makes money off OUR efforts and harry just continues to ignore us. how much longer are we going to pretend this shit isn't disrespectful?

Not that I think this is Harry’s choice to just go ghost and pretend nothing is happening because I’m pretty sure he has reasons for that, but I agree that his promo is terrible and if he does drops a song out of nowhere it’ll be really weird and unprofessional from his team to do so. Fans have been played a lot already and we want to support our boys the most, but they keep punching us in the face all the time. Like, I do hope that when he drops something, he at least tweets a message like Ed did, for example. He warned fans of all the songs he was dropping by just tweeting. Nothing big, nothing hard. Just a heads up, an acknowledgment you know? I really hope H’s team doesn’t do that, and make him look like this so superior start that can just drop a single expecting to be number #1 instantly. I know Harry cares very much about his fans and I’m sure he doesn’t seem himself like that and I really don’t want people to shit on him for that. I love him and I’ll support him of course, no matter how they handle, but I can’t say I won’t be bitter about it . I just want my boys to have normal teams like every other celebrity I follow, is not much to ask goddammit 

Hi i have a request for a ship, preferably both, male ship pls, I’m a Gryffindor w a brown hare patronus, im 5’ 8" w long curly brown hair w rly dark brown eyes, I’m nice and rly loud once u get to know me and i laugh a lot, i also like alternative music and archery i love ur writing btw!!!!! (^-^)/

Ship for @andromeda-1817 ❤️

Golden Trio Era:

I ship you with Draco Malfoy!

Draco absolutely adores it when you’re laughing because he loves the sound so much, and thinks you sound so angelic. He often does everything in his power to try and amuse you, just because he wants to hear you laugh.

He loves that like to do archery! He thinks is so amazing that you’re able to do something so cool, and loves watching you when you practise.

Marauders Era:

I ship you with Remus Lupin!

Remus adores that you’re so nice, and quite bubbly. He loves that you can hold an interesting conversation and make him want to talk to you even more.

He also loves your taste in music! He enjoys listening to your music with you, and loves it when you show him new songs and/or artists you’ve come across.

[…] I think that there had been a bit of frustration from the writers. They kept trying to frame [Spike] as a bad guy and the relationship as something extremely dangerous to Buffy and the people around her, and I’m not sure that the fans really reacted that way. So they just pushed the envelope until it tore. I know the episode pissed a lot of people off, but this was the danger with Spike, this was the thing that made me very uncomfortable, which was if a man is mean to other people he’s going to be mean to his woman, and that’s a fact that most women do not want to look at. Most women who are attracted to those kinds of men do not want to admit it. So in that way Spike was in danger of becoming a really dangerous lie, a fantasy of the badass killer who would treat a girl like a queen, and that stuff doesn’t happen in the real world.
—  James Marsters on Spike in season 6 and “Seeing Red”, TV Zone, 2003
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Thank you, @venndrake! <33 glad you like the AU! I personally see Chara as someone like..Reznov from Call of duty world at war XD; some of his quotes would really fit wartale!Chara imo, they’d be a sergeant cause  they’re quite young to be in a higher position. 

Of course Frisk would be such a cinnanom roll who didn’t ask to be in this war who  had no choice but to do something in order to survive, and I love the idea of them being a medic, trying to help as many people as they can x33

Oh, well I’m still an inspiting artist as well 8D;; there is still a lot for me to learn! I guess all I can say is to always practice everyday and take your time. And most importantly, never compare your artwork with someone else’s, and focus on making your art better than before! I don’t know what kind of advise you wanted but those are the first things that poped on my mind 8D; thank you so much <3!

anonymous asked:

I need help understanding Pynch. Like I get that Ronan likes Adam but I've never seen anything in the books that shows Adam feels the same. I Want to like them because I think they'd be happy if they were in love but I just don't understand....

[rolls my sleeves up] [gets out my briefcase] [rustles papers]

lmao alright let’s do this anon LET’S DO THIS

so first things first: if you’re looking for something that explicitly states that adam likes ronan, you’re not going to get that. that’s just not how maggie’s writing works. most of what she does throughout the series (and it’s one of my favourite aspects) is imply and infer things without directly stating them. 

look at ronan, for example – even though his feelings for adam are canonical, what we get for ages are references circling around that fact instead of directly pointing to them. in tdt the closest thing that comes to it naming it outright is “ronan’s second secret was adam parrish.” and even in bllb, it’s adam musing on ronan’s crush on him that makes it clear, rather than anything specifically thought or said by ronan himself. but all in all, looking at these separate, veiled references as a whole is how we as readers can draw the conclusion that yes, ronan likes adam.

now, i’m biased because i am a pynch shipper, but i do see some reciprocity in feelings through the way in which adam observes ronan as the series goes on. i would agree that his feelings are certainly not as strong as ronan’s – in fact, i’d argue that adam isn’t yet aware of those feelings himself. and that makes sense because to my knowledge, when the series starts ronan already knows how he feels about adam. but us reading the raven cycle is the process of adam not only figuring a lot out about himself, but coming to new understandings in his relationship with ronan (as well as the rest of the gang). and that makes sense to me because imo adam, out of all the main characters, has the biggest personal transformation throughout the series.

if you look at the books in a nutshell, you can already see the progression. book one: ronan and adam are friends but mostly through gansey, i wouldn’t say they have a significantly close relationship apart from that. and yet the way in which adam observes ronan is strangely poetic:

Gansey had once told Adam that he was afraid most people didn’t know how to handle Ronan. What he meant by this was that he was worried that one day someone would fall on Ronan and cut themselves.

He was the boy with the most beautifully interesting car, and the most savagely handsome of friends, Ronan Lynch.

As Adam stared at his lap, penitent, he mused that there was something musical about Ronan when he swore, a careful and loving precision to the way he fit the words together, a black-painted poetry.

and of course by the end of the book, adam decides to file a lawsuit against his father, at huge personal cost, to protect ronan. i don’t think it’s a stretch to say this is something that irrefutably changed the nature of their relationship. book two: ronan’s feelings become obvious to us as readers, as most of this book focuses on ronan’s pov. but adam figures out ronan paid for his rent and his reaction is what i find the most interesting:

Adam looked up at Ronan. “I know it was you,” he said. “I figured it out. The rent.”
He held Ronan’s gaze for just a moment longer, until something inside Ronan unwound and he almost said something.

i’ll admit, at the end of tdt i wouldn’t at all have been convinced adam was developing feelings for ronan, although the opposite was definitely true. but then, bam, we were hit with bllb. and that’s where imo all the evidence is that adam’s disposition towards ronan is changing, and not just in a platonic way.

okay now onto the fun stuff. like i mentioned, maggie’s writing is all about hiding things in the spaces between her words, so when i say i think adam is developing feelings for ronan it’s all about the subtext. and you can feel free to disagree with me, a lot of people do – i’m pretty sure there’s tons of people in the fandom who don’t ship, and even hate, pynch. but i just can’t read these bllb quotes which are specifically from adam’s perspective without seeing that transformative process at work, seeing ronan come more sharply into view as a fully fleshed person for adam (who’s never bothered, or never had the opportunity, to read ronan on such a deep level before), and seeing adam be taken aback by his new perspective, in such a way that indicates that a) the surprise is not an unwelcome one and that subsequently b) adam wants to know ronan more, to know him better. you’ll notice the poetic descriptions of ronan from trb are back, but with a vengeance – now it’s not just ronan’s magic that adam considers with awe and borderline reverence, but ronan himself.

The cow’s pulse had accelerated fractionally. Again, he imagined Ronan here on his own, so hopeful for a change that he would have noted such a subtle difference. It was far more dedication than he thought Ronan Lynch capable of.

Adam felt the truth of it. This awful and impossible and lovely object was what a dream was when it had nothing to inhabit. Who was this person who could dream a dream into a concrete shape? No wonder Aglionby bored Ronan.

Light, or something like light, reflected off it onto Ronan’s chin and cheeks, rendering him stark and handsome and terrifying and someone else. Then he blew on it. His breath passed through the word, the mirror, the unwritten line.
Adam heard a whisper in his ear. Something moved and stirred inside him. Ronan’s eyelashes fluttered darkly. 
(also maggie literally says that adam thinks ronan has nice eyelashes lmao which i think about a LOT in relation to this scene)

“A lot,” Ronan translated, and he was right, because, strangely enough, Ronan knew a great deal about how Adam worked. It was possible Adam had always been aware of this but had preferred to consider himself – particularly the more unsightly parts of himself – impenetrable. 

Adam finally sat down on one of the pews. Laying his cheek against the smooth back of it, he looked at Ronan. Strangely enough, Ronan belonged here, too, just as he had at the Barns. This noisy, lush religion had created him just as much as his father’s world of dreams; it seemed impossible for all of Ronan to exist in one person. Adam was beginning to realize that he hadn’t known Ronan at all. Or rather, he had known part of him and assumed it was all of him.

It should have been impossible. No one should have been able to dream any of these thing, much less all of them. But Adam had seen what Ronan could do. He’d read the dreamt will and ridden in the dreamt Camaro and been terrified by the dreamt night terror.
It was possible that there were two gods in this church.

Ronan crouched by the pew again, studying the list, his fingers running idly over his stubble as he thought. When he wasn’t trying to look like an asshole, his face looked very different, and for a tilting moment, Adam felt the startling inequality of their relationship: Ronan knew Adam, but Adam wasn’t sure he knew Ronan, after all.

Adam retreated to sit beside Mary as Ronan stretched out on the pew, rubbing out the dingy plan with the legs of his jeans. Something about his stillness on the pew and the funereal quality of the light reminded Adam of the effigy of Glendower they’d seen at the tomb. A king, sleeping. Adam couldn’t imagine, though, the strange, wild kingdom that Ronan might rule.
“Stop watching me,” Ronan said, though his eyes were closed.

What an impossible and miraculous and hideous thing this was. An ugly plan hatched by an ugly boy now dreamt into ugly life. From dream to reality. How appropriate it was that Ronan, left to his own devices, manifested beautiful cars and beautiful birds and tenderhearted brothers, while Adam, when given the power, manifested a filthy string of perverse murders.

“Democracy’s a farce,” Ronan said, and Adam smirked, a private, small thing that was inherently exclusionary. An expression, in fact, that he could’ve very well learned from Ronan.

He hadn’t stopped being thankful for his body. Hello, Adam Parrish’s formerly chapped hands, I’m happy to have you.

and then there’s a whole lot of other, possibly even more subtle things threaded through the series that build upon this relationship in a really complex and nuanced way, and highlight how ronan has always affected adam on an intensely deep level even if he never consciously acknowledges it or recognises it for what it is – for example, adam deciding to go to aglionby in part bc of that rich boy with the shaved head in the supermarket that he sees in his mind as ronan, or how he uses the word “lonesome” to refer to both himself and ronan (he thinks it over and over again about ronan in chapter 20 of bllb), emphasising this connection between the two of them that even gansey, cabeswater and the rest of the gang notice in that book. these aspects, unlike adam’s feelings for ronan, are easier to highlight and point to: “looking like a pair of horror movie twins”, how adam and ronan keep saying the same things at the same time and then exchanging wry glances, blue noticing them disappearing all the time together, gansey noticing ronan had not been afraid for adam when the scaffolding fell on him at aglionby bc he knew cabeswater would save him, etc. etc.

looking at all these elements separately, sure, i see how you could say there’s no evidence to support adam’s feelings for ronan. but add everything up, step back and look at the bigger picture? i really do believe adam is starting to reciprocate a romantic attachment. i’m not convinced he’s aware of it, but i do think the foundation is there. that’s the thing with maggie’s writing, it demands you to work for it, to look beyond what’s being said on the page and see a deeper conclusion. and every time i reread the series i’m more and more convinced that an important part of adam’s story that is being told is the evolution of his relationship with ronan and how his own feelings are transforming from platonic regard to something more. 

tl;dr – this text post sums it up pretty well:

adam parrish in the raven boys: ronan is an annoying pest and i only put up with him for gansey’s sake

adam parrish in blue lily lily blue: ronan is an actual God

lmao again this is all just my opinion so if you still don’t see it, that’s okay! some ships just don’t resonate with some people, no matter how canonical they are or aren’t. but i’ll leave you with what maggie herself says, which is that ronan has hope adam feels the same. so at this point, seeing as pynch is one of my biggest ever otps, i’m just keeping my fingers crossed that ronan is right :’)))

“You think you can pull yourself away from that game for two minutes to enjoy your birthday, Aibou?”

I knew I would take all day with this, and I did lolol I’d love to write a companion piece to this maybe. Maybe I can add onto it tomorrow or something. There was actually more to this drawing but the lower half looked horrid and I didn’t want to spend forever fixing it cause of time restraint XD At first I thought that cupcake was too big. But then, no, it’s special cupcake for a special cupcake~ :3 I bet Atem spent time in private learning to bake for months JUST to make Yuugi something nice for his special day~ Tons of issues aside I do like this. I’m glad I at least managed one art thing today.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY YUUGI!! :D

Never Laugh at Live Dragons

Fandom: VIXX
Word Count: 1632
Pairings: WonTaek, mentions of HyukBin and HaKen
Rating: PG right now
Summary: Wonshik is an adventurous human who befriends creatures and people of all types, so it’s no surprise that his newest friend is a huge fire breathing dragon.

Author’s Notes: If I decide to post this on AO3 I’m going to definitely clean it up. Otherwise, this is pasted exactly as I wrote it hah. A lot of credit goes to @wontaec and her anon who I stole the idea from. And dedicated to @tattoogeisha who doesn’t know what I’m doing and is in astronomy class right now. The title is from a J.R.R. Tolkien quote. Enjoy!

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That was rough…. Thing to do now is try and forget it…. I guess I don’t quite mean that. It’s not a thing you can forget. Maybe not even a thing you want to forget…. Life’s like that sometimes… Now and then for no good reason a man can figure out, life will just haul off and knock him flat, slam him agin’ the ground so hard it seems like all his insides is busted. But it’s not all like that. A lot of it’s mighty fine, and you can’t afford to waste the good part frettin’ about the bad. That makes it all bad…. Sure, I know — sayin’ it’s one thing and feelin’ it’s another. But I’ll tell you a trick that’s sometimes a big help. When you start lookin’ around for something good to take the place of the bad, as a general rule you can find it.
—  From the movie Old Yeller