calm surface

Located in northern California, Lassen Volcanic National Park is a true winter wonderland. Silent, snow-covered volcanoes hide magma beneath their calm surfaces – clues to the area’s three million years of volcanic activity show up in steam vents, boiling springs and bubbling mudpots. Even in winter, these hydrothermal (“hot water”) features melt nearby snow and ice. Photo by Mike Matiasek, National Park Service.

Don’t fall in love
with the light inside of me
or the bright colours on my skin,
don’t fall for my calm surface
or my gentle insides,
only to wake up one day
and realize
that it’s always calm before a storm
and that you can only see the light
if there’s darkness in other parts.
—  // love me as a whole or don’t love me at all
TAURUS - In a Nutshell

Taurus is the one who has immense perseverance, even when others have given up, the Taurus rages on. Solid and persistent, just like the bull, which is Taurus’ well-suited symbol. Taurus’s have a well-known reputation for being stubborn, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The stubborn streak can cause Taurus to butt heads and conflict with other strong character types. Taurus are not fond of change. They like the familiar and routine comfort of life. Taurus is easy going and not one to pick a fight but should some poor souls attempt to provoke Taurus, the wrath will be known, for they have a temper underneath the calm surface. Taurus are very responsive to their surroundings. They like decorations, colour, anything that appeals to all the senses. Taurus like possessions and the Taurus home is nicely decorated with lots of things. Taurus are down to earth, they do not like gaudy, flashy or over the top things. They prefer comfortable and creative settings and objects. Taurus likes security, in every aspect of their lives from home, to love, to career. Taurus can be secretive, opinionated and stingy. Taurus tend to be self-indulgent and lazy, Taurus are master procrastinators of the astrology zodiac! They do however have a strong, persistent drive that comes to life when they chose, and no one would ever know that they are lazy. The secret to this is that their laziness is pushed aside when it comes to themselves.

If someone feels dislike or even aggression towards a person who is quiet, it’s because they can’t stand silence. You see, when there is silence, thoughts are inevitable. Quiet people are like the calm surface of water, and some people cannot stand reflection. They get angry at the mirror for what it shows them.
—  INFP thoughts

Something that I can’t get over is that they had a huge fight. Like they were both yelling, their faces were red, veins were popping out of necks and they both started with the hand gesturing. It was an all out fight. But it was a healthy one.

 At no point did either of them go for a low blow. Neither of them hit on an insecurity or tried to intentionally strike a nerve. Robert refused to let Aaron walk out and avoid the argument. He even physically stopped Aaron from leaving but it never got violent. It was just a couple having a fight. 

It was intense and they were both really angry but it never crossed a line the way they probably would have when their relationship was in a different place. 

Their Mind’s

Has anyone ever wondered what Kirk, Spock, and Bones feel like to each other when they all mind meld together?

Kirk would obviously be the sun. Always burning bright and hot for the two science officers. He is the light in their like, he brings out Spock’s illogical side and he smooths out Bones’ sharp edges. He lights up any room that he is in.

Spock would be an ocean or a lake. Something deep, with endless caves and underwater tunnels. He is filled with undiscovered treasures. Bones and Spock bring out the human in him, and they discover new parts of Spock every day. Every time they come together Spock can feel Jim’s light warming the cool depths of his soul. Spock is calm on the surface, but constant movement and turmoil just underneath.

Jim and Spock see Bones as a Georgia breeze. Sometimes harsh and biting, and other times just a gently brush against their skin. Bones is able to disturb the peaceful surface that is Spock, is able to get a rise out of the First Officer, and he is able to cool Jim’s heat. He balances out the other two men.

Jim’s mind would be colorful. Bursts of thoughts and emotions, like fireworks constantly going off. Spock’s mind would be red and blue. The colors of his destroyed home world and the color of his uniform. Leonard’s mind would be silver and grey. His mind would be all hard edges and precise cuts, like a scalpel, and his emotions would be strong, like a Georgia thunderstorm.

Their minds all complement the others. Their favorite time is when they can all be together in a mind meld, when their thoughts and emotions all roll into each other’s. They are an unstoppable force against their enemies, and they will fight for each other. Separate they are strong, but when all three of their minds are together they are unstoppable.

astro: the Earth

if astro were things that made up the Earth, mj would be the sun. he’d be the sun yelling at you through your curtains when you refuse to wake up for breakfast, the warmth kissing your cheeks on days you need them most. mj is the sun peeking behind the clouds and waiting quietly for his chance to shine on rainy days, and is the soft rays of the sunset casting everything in an orange glow.

jinjin would be the blue, blue sky that encompasses everything. he’s the sky not a lot of people spend enough time looking at but will always, always be there, welcoming every change in weather and patiently listens to their wails when it rains or when the wind howls. he’s the vast sky that takes care of the earth as best as he can and watches over you day and night.

eunwoo would be the oceans that wrap the earth. he’s both the calm surface on bright days and the rough waves during stormy nights: he’s the feeling of the sea washing up on the shoreline and caressing your ankles. eunwoo is all the layers of the ocean, the deepest, darkest depths and trenches still waiting to be discovered, quietly glimmering in the light of the sun and moon.

moonbin is everything in the sky at night. he’s the moon in the far distance that shines brilliantly on clear nights, listening to you when you cry yourself to sleep at 3am. he’s the dance of the infinite stars across the sky that captures your attention when you see him; he’s the moment you decide to sit back and watch the night sky, the chilly wind giving you goosebumps across your skin.

rocky is the earth that holds you up and the mountains in the distance you can’t touch. he’s the cracks in the concrete you always feel like slapping a sticker on  and the feeling of soil between your toes. rocky’s the grand canyon that stands tall and proud, the deserts that change during the day and night, the volcanoes in the ring of fire and the push and pull of plates deep underground. he’s the many layers of the earth right down to its core.

sanha is nature, from the unexplored undergrowth in forests around the world to the little, dainty flowers sitting on your window sill. he’s the grass that tickles your bare feet and the daisy pushing itself through the ground to take a peek at the world with big hopes and dreams. he’s the sturdy tree you lean on outside your house and the vines crawling up fences to get what they want. he’s the field of flowers you’ve always wanted to frolic through.

this is astro, which means star in spanish, but really they’re the things that make up our world.


Astro: the Earth (3/6)

eunwoo would be the oceans that wrap the earth. he’s both the calm surface on bright days and the rough waves during stormy nights: he’s the feeling of the sea washing up on the shoreline and caressing your ankles. eunwoo is all the layers of the ocean, the deepest, darkest depths and trenches still waiting to be discovered, quietly glimmering in the light of the sun and moon. (insp)

Dark Days In The Unremarkable House pt. 11

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3

Part 4  Part 5  Part 6

Part 7  Part 8  Part 9

Part 10

   You lay in bed arms wrapped tightly around Scully’s tiny frame, limbs intertwined as you place soft kisses on her cheeks and the tip of her nose.  Drunk on the feeling of her skin smooth against yours.  You bury your face in her neck inhaling the smell of her, taking it all in, proving to yourself this is real.

   Everyday you had to wake up without her you could feel the darkness wrap around you like a fog.  Heavy and unsettling.  Flipping on like a switch, a stillness inside you aching in it’s regularity.  It pulled you under the calm placid surface, no movement above, no movement below.  Nothing.  Just suspension and waiting.  Just waiting for anything to happen, to feel anything.  There you stayed locked in the in-between as each day grew emptier without her.  Praying that she’d show back up, and now finally she has.

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The types of girlfriends (use venus)

Aries: The fiesty one who always gets what she wants, doesn’t hold back when it comes to love.

Taurus: a very sensual girlfriend who may seem calm on the surface but isn’t.

Gemini: Can be manipulative but she always goes after what she wants.

Cancer: She can be clingy and very sentimental

Leo: The extremely proud and playful one.

Virgo: Can be a bit hot and cold at times

Libra: Usually settles for a friendship bases love or can be gentle in love herself.

Scorpio: Intensity is the key, probably will kill to get what she wants

Sagittarius: Needs companionship in a relationship and can be a bit flighty at times

Capricorn: The controlling one who sometimes finds it hard to show true feelings

Aquarius: The unpredictable one who might sometimes be dispassionate

Pisces: The dreamy one who often falls victim of love

*this isn’t mine, so all credit goes to the book I shared in the tags below.*

Happy Birthday Sir Michael Caine! Born today, March 14, in 1933…

Just love this quote!

“Be like a duck, my mother used to tell me. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath.” - Michael Caine

Over 150 film and television appearances – and three films in the works now! Alfie, Billion Dollar Brain, Harry and Walter Go to New York, A Bridge Too Far, California Suite, Educating Rita, The Prestige, Miss Congeniality, Batman Begins… Won 2 Best Supporting Actor Oscars – one for The Cider House Rules and the other for Hannah and Her Sisters… and some films slated for 2017!

anonymous asked:

do you have any Lucien headcannons ? maybe from when he was younger at the autumn court and his relationship with his brothers or his mother (which btw i think is a really dynamic one, like its evident that she loves him but hes also the reason that two of her sons are dead... but idk) or his relationship with elain ( cause I'm a sucka for some elucien headcannons ) idk do whateva you want - your awesome and i know how difficult it can be when a parental figure goes on medication so im sorry :(

Thank you, love! My mom actually isn’t on any kind of medication. Her problems aren’t mental health, but you’re right - it sucks all the same. :(

Okay, let’s see. I haven’t given young!Lucien a whole lot of thought, to be honest, but maybe we can kind of combine it with Elucien.

I think Lucien is super calm on the surface the first time he takes Elain to visit his first home in the Autumn Court, but on the inside, he’s a volcano of excitement. Lucien has never stopped missing the Autumn Court since he left. He loves the people and places, even if his family were total dicks to him (<—understatement of the year) and he can’t wait to show Elain all these pieces of himself he’s now only getting back because of her.

He shows her the manor generally, but spends the majority of his time outdoors with her because that’s where he was most of the time as a kid - to get away. There are forests and trees and plants that are different from the kind in the Spring Court, and enormous sprawling apple orchards he takes her to for a day of picking fruit. He ends up chasing her through the trees.

They spend at least one night camping out in the forests in a clearing after hiking all day. They build a huge campfire because in the AC, everyone must have a fire going somewhere at all times. It’s law. Fire = LifeTM. So they build one and snuggle up together under a huge blanket. Lucien will pull out a thermos of hot apple cider spiced with cinnamon and it tastes delicious, exactly the way Lucien smells to Elain when she kisses him. He totally gets laid that night.

Lucien supposes they can’t avoid the manor all the time while they visit, so eventually he’s forced into giving her a tour. He shows her his room when he was a kid, the upper floor where he and his brothers played games now and then before Dickhood set in, and shows her a hallway entirely made of fireplaces. But most of all, he shows her the concert hall full of instruments: pianos, cellos, flutes… you name it, it’s in there and Lucien can play all of it. He teaches her a few bars of whatever she wants everyone morning while they’re there.

And finally, he shows her the grave of his former lover. Elain brings flowers she found while they were out camping that Lucien hadn’t realized she’d preserved and together they sit at her grave site. It’s the first time Lucien tells her the full story. Elain asked him to wait until they were there. They bond and heal together and Elain even takes a moment alone to ask for her blessing. Lucien maybe has something in his eye when Elain comes to get him…

They go back home to the Spring Court and Lucien feels a bit like himself again even if he already misses some of the things he got back while they were gone. Elain can tell and does her best not to fuss, but the following morning after their return home, Lucien wakes up to find a thermos sitting on his bedside table that Elain had laid out before going to her garden. Inside is hot apple cider, spiced perfectly with cinnamon.