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Another trip ice skating on a frozen Swiss Lake - in this case Lago Bianco. Check out the pattern of frozen cracks on the lake - reminds me of Lake Baikal in Russia.

A fruit frenzy

my ultimate goal is to be at peace with myself, eliminate toxic feelings and elements and energies from my life, unlearn negative and harmful practices and thought patterns, stop checking for people that don’t check for me, create a space for myself that is nurturing for growth so that i may generate loving energy for myself and for others, nourish my spirit and balance my energies, i have big dreams and i deserve to live a life i love and let that love radiate
—  via @wizdomly

another random thought: Cassandra saying “you know what a panoply is!” makes me think Ezekiel likes to troll them all by saying he doesn’t know shit about a lot of things, even when he does. (see also: saying he doesn’t know what the atlantis is, acting like he’s playing on his phone when he was in fact checking weather patterns, etc.)

Cassandra (and most likely, at some points, Eve) sees through it but Flynn and Jake doesn’t get it (because they think Ezekiel is too lazy to know anything).

anonymous asked:

Ask box is opeeeeenn~~~ Okay, so I've been wondering, are there are any fics that follow the enemies to friends to lovers pattern?

Heya! ^-^ Check out the enemies to lovers tag for previously recommended fics! 

Cut Out All The Ropes (Let Me Fall) Being Korea’s most successful model has been working pretty well for Taehyung. That is, until Jeon Jeongguk appears.

Keep The Water Warm “Get the fuck out of this room, Kim Taehyung.”The last thing Taehyung expected this summer was to meet his new family, but as with all things, he’s willing to give it a shot. He’s willing to try. Too bad his new stepbrother doesn’t feel the same way.

✄ Even At The End, If You’re With Me I’m Okay The years Taehyung spends being confused about Jeongguk’s feelings are years spent pensive, waiting for an explanation to clear away his questions.

✄ Save Me (But Let Me Go) When he was seventeen, Taehyung ran away from his life in Seoul, plagued by his screwed up family and his arch nemesis Jeon Jeongguk, who also happened to be his fiancé. Five years later, Jeongguk comes back for Taehyung, dragging his from the happy life he made in America, and back to reality.The question is: when Taehyung stops running, will he be able to look the man he says he hates in the face, and pretend to love him?

Enemies With Benefits “What am I to you?” Jeongguk asked, voice almost broken as he contained himself barely.Taehyung shrugged, feeling immense guit and hated to see the younger like this. Perhaps it was something more than just guilt. “You’re my EWB.”

✄ The Most Precious Gem Jeon Jungkook is a world-famous student detective that solved the world’s most difficult cases, no matter how old it is. He solved cases like it’s just a walk in the park, and had sent tons of criminals behind the bars. It doesn’t matter if it’s homicide, arson, kidnapping, and even thievery. Because of that, he is a truly-respected detective, even though he isn’t officially a detective yet.Never did he imagined that he would come to have an intelligence fight with a thief that has been easily manipulating the police all over the world in his hands, a thief that goes by the alias of “V”. 

(only one chapter so far but damn i hope the author completes this fic so pls go show them some love!)

✄ Admin Amanda ^3^ 

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Outlander is back, so it seems only fitting to do a Scottish themed FRIDAY FASHION FACT! Nothing is more instantly associated with Scotland than a tartan kilt. There are a lot of myths surrounding the history of this national fashion, so lets set the fact straight.

In about the 8th Century BCE, the pre-Celtic Hallstatt culture of central Europe created a simplistic check-patterned fabric. As the Celtic culture developed, so did their tartans, and when they spread to Scotland, their fabrics went with them. The earliest known tartan in Scotland was the 3rd century Falkirk Tartan, a simple gingham-like check pattern which is still very common today, particularly in menswear. The pattern took several more centuries to develop into what we now think of as tartan. It wasn’t until the late 16th Century that the pattern became popular across Scotland.

Many people believe that this is when clan tartans began. While this is incorrect, it is an understandable mistake. Towns and villages would have a very limited number of fabric makers, possibly just one, and these fabric makers would each create their own distinct tartans. Since families tended to stay in the same area for generation upon generation, they would wear the same few tartans. It was more a matter of limited access to different tartans, instead of “official” clan tartans. Additionally, tartans from the same region tended to have the same color scheme, due to the natural dyes available in those regions. Therefore, it was often possible to identify where a person came from based on the colors of their tartan.

The first big turning point in the history of tartan was when Scotland and England officially unified at the beginning of the 18th Century. There was some extremely bad blood between England and Scotland, to say the very least (which, evidenced by the recent election, still remains to this day), but the tension was amplified by the fact that Parliament had dethroned the Stuart House, and placed the Hanover House as monarchs. The Jacobites, who supported the Stuarts, rebelled repeatedly for decades in an attempt to restore the throne. The Jacobites and their supporters proudly sported tartan. In an attempt to squash their cause, the government instated the Dress Act of 1746, which banned tartan completely, with the exception of the British Highland Regiments’ uniforms. Eventually, for a variety of reasons, the Jacobite Rebellions ended, and with the persuasion of the Highland Society of London, the Dress Act was repealed in 1782.

The second big turning point for tartan was during the Romantic Era, beginning in the 1820s. It was dubbed Romantic for a reason, as the poets, novelists, and artists began romanticizing history. Sir Walter Scott wrote about the Jacobites, and King George IV visited Scotland, then had his portrait painted in full Highland Dress. Shortly before this time, in 1815, the Highland Society of London began to put together an official registration of clan tartans- the start of official clan tartans. Tartan officially became a craze when in 1848, Queen Victoria purchased Balmoral Castle. Scottish fashion swept the nation, and the pattern remains stylish to this day.

As for kilts, to put it very simply, they began in the 16th Century as a large piece of fabric draped over the shoulder. It was so long, that soon men began to wrap the long end around their waist. This was known as a “belted plaid.” It was often in tartan, but not always. Basically, the kilt was developed and perfected from there. The pleats were added to make the garment more polished, and less bulky. So sorry, Braveheart fans, but William Wallace never wore a kilt.

Want to learn more about the history of tartan and kilts? Check out these books:

Scottish National Dress and Tartan, by Stuart Reid

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Tartan, by Iain Zaczek

Have a question about fashion history that you want answered in the next FRIDAY FASHION FACT? Just click the ASK button at the top of the page!

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Eric “Bitty” Bittle + Lyrics/Titles from Lemonade

I think that these might be some of Bitty’s favorite lyrics from the songs, or at least ones he likes or feels apply to him B)

{I’ll also include version of the edits without the text below the cut, which can be used as icons!! Just like/reblog if you use one :) I mean, the text versions can be used as icons, too, if you really want to!}

I was running out of creative juice and these took hours to make because I’m still new to the whole edit process but I’m pretty happy with most of them (especially the last one, which is funny because that was the easiest)

I’m sorry I didn’t get to Daddy Lessons or Forward, I wanted them all to fit in one post lol those were the two that had to go unfortunately

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My ultimate goal is to be at peace with myself, eliminate toxic feelings and elements and energies from my life, unlearn negative and harmful practices and thought patterns, stop checking for people that don’t check for me, create a space for myself that is nurturing for growth so that i may generate loving energy for myself and others, nourish my spirit and balance my energies, i have big dreams and i deserves to live a life i love and let that love radiate.
—  Whoever wrote this KNOWS me