but these are my favorite covers

She was so absorbed by you,
by your thoughts and your ideas,
so full of you, full of your habits,
that she totally forgot about herself,
you were covering her soul with those clouds of yours,
all gloomy and heavy,
she did not know who she was anymore,
but when you left,
you took back all your clouds,
and then the sun came to her,
everything inside of her flourished,
her thoughts sang her favorite songs,
her mind laughed at her father’s jokes,
her heart danced and danced and danced,
her soul smiled, because she knew,
even the moon has clouds,
but it doesn’t stop her from lighting up the sky every night.
— 

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you go girl, you light up this world

anonymous asked:

Your opinion on Wander Over Yonder -Karmen

Originally posted by asksunnythewanderer

Seeing as how I have the whole series on itunes, I think it’s safe to assume I love it. XD It’s quickly become one of my favorite shows in recent memory. I’m sad to see the show get canceled, but I’m also happy with the show that we got. A fun and silly show with themes of positivity, hope, and the impact a little help can have on a person’s life.

I’m still sort of confused as to the exact reason why it got canceled (I’ve heard everything from ratings to merchandise sales….even though there’s barely any merchandise >>;). I still have hope that if the fans are vocal enough, we may see the show get picked up again. It happened with Kim Possible, and it happened with Samurai Jack. There’s a few more examples, but the point is, if there’s still demand for a show, there’s a good possibility it’ll come back. Don’t know how long it’ll take, but I’ll still hold on to the hope that we may see a season 3 someday.

(favorite characters are Wander and Sylvia, btw)

My life in books

As my last two books has both been no-fiction, I decided that it was time for something light. I love the twenties and am a fan of smart femal detectives and dashing inspectors (I think everyone knows who my favorite duo is).

But there is another couple I really like. It’s Daisy Dalrymple and Alec Fletcher. So my choice fell on

In the 6th book of the series, Daisy visits her aunt  to cover the 1923 Henley Royal Regatta for an American magazine - and spend a rare quiet weekend with her fiance DCI Alec Fletcher. But tensions escalate between the Ambrose team coxswain Horace Bott - shopkeeper’s son and scholarship student at Oxford - and rower Basil DeLancey - the son of an Earl and all-round bounder - who keels over and dies mid-race.

Overall it was a nice read. Miss Dunn included some intelligent observations about the class system in Britain and a few red herings, that kept you guessing. I also liked the interaction between Alec and Daisy. A little more real character development would have been lovely - but as it is a cozy, I don’t think it will ever happen - and I’m okay with it. There were other things that made me not enjoy it as much as the other installments.

My main problem with this book was that I have no knowledge of rowing as a sport (and I’m really not that interested in it). So I got a little bit lost with all the rules and technicalities - and I had to look up quite a few words.  I also had a problem with Daisy’s attitude in this one. She kept thinking badly about certain characters - and not really regretting it. In those scenes I found her quite unlikeable, but not to the point that would make me stop reading the series.

I would not recommend to start the series with this book, but to read the series in order. The mysteries might be solved within one book, but you get a better understanding of the characters and their relations to each other  if you start with the first one.

anonymous asked:

What about YOUR dating life though?

My first real kiss happened in deep water. I was swimming to a platform for diving in the middle of a lake. When I approached the moss covered wood deck, holding onto it gently and with my legs askew, so as not to awaken the monsters that waited underneath, a boy leaned over and held my face in cold, wet hands. We stayed there for a few moments, and then he kissed me. Wet lips, warm tongue, a sun directly overhead, blinding bokeh on waves. 

I enjoy many things about dating people, but excellent kisses (first and otherwise) are my favorite.

What about your dating life, though?

theseventhstar  asked:

What is your favorite Colored cover of ft?🔍🔍👀👀

In terms of Tonkoubon cover than it is definitely volume 6′s cover.

It’s beautiful in my opinion. Whenever I think or hear “Fairy Tail” this is the image that comes to my head.

As for volume colored chapter cover pages it’s a tie between 338

and 241

Now cover page 241 I like for the same reason as volume 6′s cover. This is Fairy Tail. That is what I think when I hear the word FT, this is something that is wholly to this story and this world created by Hiro Mashima.

As for 338, well… It just looks badass in my opinion. All these characters with this kind of ancient/savage designs to them. Plus all the coloring is just on point. It’s almost like the stone age design only this cover doesn’t lead into a porno.

I came home to my husband listening to Tom Ellis’ covers on Youtube. (Note: he plays the piano.) He looks at me and asks: “Hey, isn’t he the guy who plays the devil in that tv show you’re watching?” I nod. “And he’s also a singer.” “No, these songs are from the episodes. You know, the devil owns a club and this fancy piano and…” “So you’re telling me this guy makes awesome piano covers of my all-time favorite songs in the same show where he’s playing the devil?”

Lucifer has a new fan.

Public speaking is very few people’s favorite thing. It can be so terrifying to get up in front of a whole class and present your project, so here are a few tips on nailing your next speech and feeling a little less nervous while you’re at it.

i. preparing your speech

  • Start with a topic that you care about, and be sure that:
    • It’s not too general that you don’t have enough time to cover it (like ‘the history of the US’ for a five minute speech) or too specific that you will run out of material.
  • Some people talk faster when they are nervous, some people slow down. Find out which you are and plan accordingly.
  • Make several drafts, and send them to your teacher if you can.
  • Create your visual aids (PowerPoint, handouts, etc) before your final draft, so you can make changes as necessary.
  • Don’t put too much text on your slides, other wise your audience (and maybe you) will get distracted by trying to read them.
    • Stick to using slides for quick facts, statistics, and pictures.
  • Don’t use the sound effects options they have for changing slides, it will just be a distraction.
  • For a speech you’re just giving once, you probably won’t have the timing down enough to use automatic changes.
  • Don’t put too much information on one slide. Just the point you’re on, and maybe the next, will be enough to fill it if your font is as large as it should be. 
  • Make sure you have your slides saved in at least two places (typically a flash drive and your email) so that if you can’t access one you have a back up.
  • Think about what questions people might have about your topic, and be prepared to answer them. Also brush up on any opposing views if the exist so that you can address those, both in the speech and in questions.

ii. making your flashcards 

  • Write bigger and clearer than you think you need.
    • I find it a bit difficult to read when I get nervous, especially when I’m just glancing down quickly. Write in print, and stick to just one or two points per card so that you can write largely.
  • Don’t write whole sentences, just key words.
    • If you have too much information you’ll be tempted to read it all off. Instead, just write down a word or two that will remind you of your point if you get off track.
  • Number your flashcards, and consider putting them on a ring. 
    • That way, if you drop your cards on the way up you won’t start out flustered.
  • Remember to put when to change the slide so you don’t forget and end up behind, or leaving it on the same slide the whole time. 
  • Color code your cards so that you can see what’s happening at a glance.
    • I typically use blue for stats/things I need to quote directly, grey for slide changes, and pink for points to emphasize. 
  • All speeches should end with you asking for questions, so be sure to add that into your last card. 

iii. practicing

  • Always practice out loud, even if you feel silly. 
    • It’s important to hear and feel yourself saying the speech to get comfortable performing it.
  • Time yourself practicing your rough draft a few times, so you know if you need to make it longer or shorter. 
  • Practice with your visual aids a few times
  • Practice it all the way through if you can; if you mess up, brush it off and keep going.
  • Film yourself practicing, so you can see if there’s anything you’re not noticing that you need to adjust.
  • Practice everyday, even if it’s just for a few minutes some days.
  • The more you practice, the more comfortable you’ll feel.

iv. getting ready to speak

  • On the day of your speech, be sure to eat a good breakfast/lunch so you don’t get light headed.
  • Dress in an outfit that makes you feel confident and isn’t distracting: no busy patterns, large logos, or short hemlines that you would be tugging at the whole time. 
  • Double check that you have everything you need before you leave – cards, slides, and any handouts you may need.
  • This TED Talk has some great tips on faking confidence. I highly recommend watching it, but if you don’t have the time one of the take aways is that certain poses can trick your brain into feeling confident. She actually suggests going into a bathroom stall and standing in a “Superman” sorta pose for a minute or so. You’ll feel really silly, but strangely it helps. 
  • While you’re in there, adjust your hair/check your teeth so you’re not worried about that when you get up there. 
  • If you get to choose when you speak, think strategically: will going first and getting it out of the way make you feel better? Or would you rather wait and see a few people speak first?
    • I really don’t suggest waiting until the very last slot, but I like to go second or third to have the best of both worlds.
  • When you get to class, lay out everything you need and glance over your notes one more time. Then take a deep breath. You’ve got this.

v. the speech

  • When you get up to speak, take your time laying out everything you need and setting up your slides. 
  • After you’ve gotten the slides on, test the remote to see how sensitive it is. Just flipping to the first slide and back to the intro will help you feel less flustered if it’s more sensitive than you think and jumps around.
  • Take a deep breath and get started. If you mess up, no will know but you. Just keep going and act confident.
  • Glance back for just a second when changing slides to make sure you’re on the right one.
  • Make eye contact! The biggest mistake I see people make is to look down or above everyone’s head. Make eye contact with everyone more or less equally so it doesn’t look like you’re staring people down (but, if there’s someone that’s extra smiley/encouraging don’t be afraid to come back to them when you get nervous).
  • If you feel yourself starting to get nervous or starting to talk too fast/slow, it’s okay to take a second to take a deep breath and center yourself. Don’t be afraid of a couple seconds of silence if you need them.
  • If the podium helps you feel less nervous, use it. If moving around helps you loosen up, that works too! 
  • If you get off track, you are likely only one that even noticed that you messed up, so just take a deep breath, take a look at your notes, and get back on track the best you can (”going back to the second point,” or “but before we get to that,”).
  • If you’ve noticed that something’s wrong that needs to be addressed (like you’re on the wrong slide, or you misspoke and gave an incorrect fact) you can say something simple like “Sorry, I misspoke, it’s actually 1 in 3 Americans, not 1 in 4″ or try to make a joke if the subject lends to it and move onto your next point.
  • No matter what happens, it’s all good. Try to to panic and say things like “sorry, guys, I’m just so nervous” because that’s basically the only thing that will tip them off that you are. 

Above all, just try to relax and remember that you’re doing a good job. No one but you can tell how nervous you are or will know if you mess up. 

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K-Tigers cover of BS&T, awesome as always!!!!

anonymous asked:

bts reaction in which the reader is very insecure about her body and is uncomfortable one night while getting intimate but they make her feel better ?

Namjoon : Confused on why you’re suddenly acting like this.

“Why do you keep covering yourself?” “Baby you’re so perfect.” “ I couldn’t ask for anything more..”

Jimin : Pin your hands down every time you try to cover yourself saying “ani,” each time.

“You’re driving me crazy doing this.” “ You’re the most beautiful thing I have ever laid my eyes on,” “(Y/N) stop.”

~Thinks about what he should do~

Taehyung : While biting on his lip he’d order you to stand up then start casually praising your body and pointing out all the things he loves.

“What are you talking about babe.” “Your stomach is to die for,” “my favorite.”

Jungkook :*Starts getting annoyed with you*

“You wasn’t acting like this yesterday,” “what’s the problem?” “you think I care about your imperfections because I don’t.” “I didn’t date you just for your looks..”

J-hope : Start pointing out all the things he doesn’t like about himself to make you feel less alone and self-conscious about your insecurities.

“Look jagiya,” “I’m not perfect either…”

Yoongi : He’d stop and take the time to talk to you quietly listening just to try and really understand what’s making you feel self-conscious.

“Well,” “you shouldn’t have to feel uncomfortable at all around me.” “I love you the way you are no matter what.” 

Jin : He would start expressing how beautiful you look and you have nothing to worry about.

“Should I tell you how beautiful you are every single minute of the day?” “Because I will.”

HEATHERS VIDEOS YOU SHOULD ALL WATCH

I myself have fallen down the “heathers videos on YouTube” rabbit hole sooo many times. But if for some reason you haven’t (or you’re new to the musical) these are my top 13 favorite videos on the tube that feature heathers. Some of these are OBC and some are other productions. I’ve literally probably watched all these videos like 5 times in their entirety. Enjoy.

1. OBC previewing the show: https://youtu.be/fjxacuu6b1Q

2. Original Heather Duke (Queen Alice Lee) covers Candy store: https://youtu.be/mG5Na03CINI

3. “JD Never saw that point shoe coming”: https://youtu.be/XOfrs_tck-Y

4. Live footage (not illegal!!) of OBC!: https://youtu.be/Gpad8LUEwsg

5. More non-illegal live footage of OBC!: https://youtu.be/ZxE05TP_hL8

6. Dead girl walking in the recording studio: https://youtu.be/1oyrGBahq50

7. This performance of candy store: https://youtu.be/sKSKK2KgPYQ (features OBC minus Alice Lee..Kristolyn played Duke in the original LA production tho!!)

8. Aaaand this performance of candy store: https://youtu.be/bFpYeFLqkXY

9. This cover of seventeen: https://youtu.be/4h49RTARPDs

10. This medley: https://youtu.be/gJRA_GMuE3E

11. This performance of dead girl walking: https://youtu.be/P4VEs2rDVEo

12. Jessica’s mashup of Beautiful (Carol King) and Beautiful (Heathers): https://youtu.be/jF9kl25udDs

And finally

13. Blue: https://youtu.be/fBcD9Z91R7E

Congrats! You have been heathers educated. But for real, just listen to the cast album and you’re good to go. This is useful for late night video binging, though.