captured by grace

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>> Capture the Flag

Will and Nico have to be on opposing teams in capture the flag because if they were on the same team, there’s no way the other would win. ((Reyna and Nico think they’re such badasses but it’s okay cause they totally are.))

Will trying to use his sunlight control to throw Nico off his shadow-traveling game. Golden. ahaha. ((Mansi’s sunlight-controlling headcanon. His art is awesome, you should check them out!!))

Art by me
Please don’t use without my permission.

~Saber

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On the deck of the Argo II, Percy and Jason stood together, their swords crossed. Annabeth got a tingle down her spine as she realized the boys were working together, summoning the sky and the sea to do their bidding.

-Mark of Athena

I’ve been wanting to draw this scene for a while now, so here’s my rendition of it, along with a close-up so you can better see the characters. I think Percy and Jason came out alright (:

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These Stunning Images Capture The Beauty & Grace Of India’s “Third Gender”

For years, the hijras of India — people who identify as belonging to a “third gender” — held a special place in society.

“Hijras were both revered and feared as powerful entities who lived between the sexes,” according to photographer Jill Peters. “They were believed to bestow good fortune and fertility by dancing at weddings and the births of children.“ 

Photos: Jill Peters

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Kim Namjoon as a Husband & Father //

Request: Please do a Rap Monster (kim nam joon) as husband and father. Thank you.

Originally posted by vlives

As Husband: (smut warning)

  • You guys are killing me when you request my bias…
  • Kso
  • Kim hot-diggity-damn Namjoon as a husband
  • first of all
  • just first of all
  • He’d be so soft for you
  • He’d be the nerdiest
  • dorkiest
  • geekiest
  • yet oddly inspiring and motivational hubby 
  • that you could ever ask for.
  • You already know how clumsy he is
  • so when it came to proposing to you
  • Oh god
  • He would just try sooooo hard that day.
  • And it was the cutest thing that you could even imagine
  • He’d take you to your favorite place, somewhere very casual
  • He’d want the day to be relaxing because that’s the only thing he couldn’t do
  • He was so nervous even though like he knew you’d say yes
  • He felt that he would somehow
  • someway
  • mess something up and it wouldn’t go according to plan
  • You both would be on a walk through the park,
  • It was fall so the autumn leaves were trickling above your heads
  • He had set up lights around the trees even though it was still only evening and the sunset was making the colors across the sky so pleasingly aesthetic
  • You guys would be into one of your deep conversations about how love works 
  • Ending in him praising you and telling you how much he loved you. 
  • All just before he tripped over his own two feet
  • Which worked out anyway because when you tried to help him up, he pulled out a ring. 
  • It wasn’t a traditional clear cut diamond, but one that had a red tint to it
  • “Will you this clutz the honor of being my wife?”
  • You couldn’t even breathe..
  • THE WEDDING BOI
  • was amazing.
  • It was beautiful. 
  • And let me tell you. 
  • Namjoon, would cry at the site of his bride. 
  • He would just be captured in the grace of your beauty and everything remotely about you. 
  • He would choke up saying his vows,
  • and clasped your cheeks as he kissed you with so much passion in front of all of your guests.
  • Letting everyone know that you were finally permanently and forever more, his and only his.
  • ahhhhhhhhhh!!!! marry me namjoon.
  • I can’t help myself…the idea of the honey moon…….
  • SO
  • The honeymoon. ;)
  • oh my god.. about to get spicy. 
  • He would pick you up bridal style across the threshold of your rented out penthouse
  • Before you could even bask in your environment, Namjoon had you placed down on the bed, his lips moving against yours intensely.
  • His hands would have you quickly stripped down from your dress, leaving you in your laced white lingerie beneath him. 
  • The way he groaned in anticipation..
  • His tux was off in the next few seconds as he reconnected his lips with yours, slipping between your legs while remaining in his briefs. 
  • You could feel his bulge aching to be set free as he pressed his hips down against yours just as he started moving his lips along the skin of your neck. 
  • His lips trailed further down your body. 
  • Nipping the skin on your inner thighs before he pulled your lace panties to the side, his tongue lapping over your heated core.
  • “You taste so good my queen..”
  • And that was just the beginning of a passionate night
  • of a passionate everlasting romance..
  • Goddd..
  • the way he made love to you that night. 
  • Literally made you pregnant.

As Father:

  • You both had a beautiful baby.
  • In the hospital, Joonie was supporting you through the entire thing. 
  • When your baby came out wailing
  • all Joonie could do was smile. 
  • He was in awe because of your child. 
  • He knew the science behind it but still, how could you both have made a physical being???
  • He would be the best dad ever. 
  • He would spoil his child but still know when to punish them correctly. 
  • So they would learn from their mistakes.
  • Every opportunity he had, 
  • he would make a learning chance for his child. 
  • If they asked about animals..
  • It was a trip to the zoo or aquarium.
  • If they wanted to know about the stars..
  • It was a trip to the planetarium.
  • If they wanted to know how babies were born..
  • well.. that was a lesson for when they were older. 
  • The bedtime stories were always Joonie’s job because he loved reading with his kid. 
  • He took the time to teach you guys’ kid the different languages he knew
  • Always took the time to support your child through anything they wanted to achieve
  • Was there for EVERYTHING.. 
  • There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for his kid.
  • He loved the both of you with all of his heart and he always wanted to extend his family even more with you. 

“Bwahahah! This city is ours! Flee to the south, puny humans, while your tears dot the snow! Hurry before our dark mistress sucks the marrow from your very bones!”

Iwyn Lavellan

A gift for @thevikingwoman. Thank you so much. ; w ;

Just in case anyone is wondering, Lio and I are working on a trick in which he gets up on his hind legs so I can hold him up as he stares into my eyes.

We are weirdly intense friends.

The Morning After

Rating: T

Genre: Fluff

Word count: 1377

Summary: It’s the morning after one the biggest days of their lives. And nothing could be better. Based off “kiss on the back” request.

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AN: So I wrote this all out in one sitting before rushing off to class. Idea entered my head and it would not go away. I was late, but it was worth it tbh. Hope you enjoy this fluffy little piece! :)


Simon

The bright light attacks my eyes as soon as I wake up. Shit, we forgot to close the curtains. I guess we were too drunk on champagne and happiness to remember.

Slowly, my brain realigns with my body. Crowley, I ache all over. From my pounding head to my sore feet. I’m still in parts of my tux. No jacket or shoes, but I’ve still got the shirt and slacks and bow tie on, though the tie is undone. My arm is lazily thrown over the torso of the cool skinned man snoring next to me.

Well that’s not fair. Baz doesn’t snore, but he is breathing deeply through his mouth, loud enough for me to hear. He’s slightly more undressed than me, having abandoned his coat, shirt, and shoes somewhere on the hotel room floor. But he’s still in his black trousers with the suspenders attached and hanging at his sides.

I remember us entering the room, spinning and kissing. We were pushing and throwing each other’s clothes off with the mutual desire to maybe fool around. That was what we were supposed to do traditionally. But we ended up just collapsing on the bed together instead, laughing into each other’s mouths with happy tears in our eyes. Then we fell asleep like this, curled into each other. It was the perfect end to one of the best days of my life.

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Prayer for the People of the Philippines

Heavenly Father, we ask You to protect and bless the people of the Philippines, especially in Marawi. Send Your Holy Spirit upon them and fill them with the courage, grace, and strength they need to be faithful to You in the face of danger or death.  Send men and women to protect them and  keep their churches, homes and country free from Maute an ISIS inspired terrorist group.  We trust You are sending legions of angels to protect and defend Your faithful people in the Philippines.  

Lord, we also ask You to heal the terror and psychological damage that these attacks are having upon the people of the Philippines.   People fear for themselves and their loved ones.  Please, please be with them.  

Gather those who have died into Your loving arms and carry them into Heaven where they can rest in peace forever among the angels and saints.  Comfort and console the grieving.  

Protect the lives of those who have been captured.  Grant them every grace they need in this moment.  Calm their fears and fill them with Your Spirit.  Help them to be strong and faithful to You and fill them with Your love and a true spirit of forgiveness.  We pray they will be returned home unharmed.  Amen.

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Ethereal Photography of Dewdrops on Dandelion Seeds

With the sole use of his iPhone and a macro camera Squidcam, photographer Autumn Sasala captures the ethereal beauty of dewdrops deposited of Dandelion seeds. To capture their delicate grace, the photographs are taken early in the morning, where dew is formed as a result of condensation.

The ethereal images showcase cotton candy pink and blue hues, which seem to resemble the images of a fairytale, where woodland creatures live under the fragile petals of the wish making Dandelion flower. The dainty images beautifully capture the microscopic world of science and flowers in a serene and romantic sensibility. The photographs seem to have been taken in a realm, where time has stopped, where each droplet of water is standing still for a second, before it gently rolls down.