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A quick Clexa AU fic list as requested by anon

This is rather chaotic as I’ve put it together real quick and I’ve plenty favorites - I might add more as I remember or as I go through my reading (some are finished, some are on-going). For now though …

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Sânziene aesthetic

Romanian folklore creatures series - II

Sânziană is the Romanian name for gentle fairies who play an important part in local folklore, also used to designate the Galium verum or Cruciata laevipes flowers. Under the plural form Sânziene, the word designates an annual festival in the fairies’ honor, celebrated on June 24.

The folk practices of Sânziene imply that the most beautiful maidens in the village dress in white and spend all day searching for and picking Galium verum (Lady’s bedstraw or Yellow bedstraw) flowers, which in Romanian is also named “Sânziànă”. Using the flowers they picked during the day, the girls braid floral crowns which they wear upon returning to the village at nightfall. There they meet with their beloved and they dance around a bonfire. The crowns are thrown over the houses, and whenever the crown falls, it is said that someone will die in that house; if the crown stays on the roof of the house, then good harvest and wealth will be bestowed upon the owners. As with other bonfire celebrations, jumping over the embers after the bonfire is not raging anymore is done to purify the person and also to bring health.

During the Sânziene Eve night, the heavens open up, making it the strongest night for magic spells, especially for the love spells. Also it is said that the plants harvested during this night will have tremendous magical powers.

reaxeons  asked:

I searched in a lot of tags already but was wondering if there was a specific tag that would go more in depth for black hair in post-apoclyptic settings. I only found one post. I'm specifically looking for care and maintainance of 4b hair, and styles that would be best for a fallout universe situation, as well as styles that would be most likely based off of the 1950's and what to take into consideration when one goes from having the means to take care of hair to suddenly no clean water

Black Hairstyles for the Apocalypse II: Post-Nuclear  

For a situation like the Fallout game universe, post-nuclear with limited/no clean water, I can only reinforce what has already been said in Black Hairstyles for the Apocalypse; a character with afro hair would need those dependable protective styles on lock down (braids, dreadlocks, etc. look up and take your pick of protective natural styles), more so with little to no safe water to dip her head into.  

AFRO HAIR CARE RESEARCH

Everything you read up on regarding afro hair’s needs is still relevant; Black hair generally needs lots of moisture and protection.

Afro hair routines tend to involve a lot of water, oils, gels, butters and creams. You mention the character’s hair type is 4b, but hair type isn’t even the most important factor when it comes to Black hair maintenance. 4A, 4B, AC, or a mixture of– these numbers are more of a general assessment of what that hair type looks like, needs and reacts, but every individual is different. Hair width, density, and porosity is super, if not more important. Research, research, research. This information is quite accessible nowadays.

My favorite natural hair site is www.naturallycurly.com/. Pinterest has an addictive mash-up of natural hair tips, info and DIY solutions too. Note that doesn’t mean everything is relevant to your character, or even accurate so i’d check with other sources on any information you find.

Important Takeaway: Water to moisturize + Oil to keep it in.

Hair needs water (or water-based moisturizer, typically referred to as leave-in conditioner) to moisturize, and oil to seal it in lest it deplete rapidly (take it from me; my hair gulps down any bit of moisture it gets). 

Most oils do not moisturize by themselves because it cannot penetrate the hair shaft (save a privileged few like coconut oil).

Research key terms: natural hair + moisturizing/sealing, L.O.C. method

If your character has a protective style in most of the time, i’d also be researching “natural hair care with [x].” Though hair needs lessen, they do not disappear.

SOLUTIONS IN NUCLEAR APOCALYPSE

Depending on what resources can be scraped up, there may be opportunity to make or find items that would work as extra hair protection that add and seal in moisture, or even a silk scarf or bandana for extra coverage and for sleeping.

Whether a character does come across these things is mostly out of their control, so the protection that comes with a long-term style like braids is the main tool they’d have to rely on.

As for the 1950s: If this is America, you could look up African American hairstyles in the 50s but the popular styles you’ll see will likely be unfitting for the apocalypse, especially one of this nature. Straight, loosened-textured looks for afro hair won’t thrive well and will be sweated out to one’s natural state quickly, plus their hair weakened from the straightening process. 

However, there were some braided styles popular in the 50s (unspecific to Black people) that could be done for afro hair and would serve as protection. 

For example: the “crown braid” comes up a lot in a quick search (See the image above). Not sure how much one would care to style their hair to stay “with the time’s” in this situation, but that’s for you to work out.

SUMMARY:

Protection is the key here. Reliable long-term styles like braids that tuck in the ends endure breakage and tangling way more than any free-flowing style. It’s that low manipulation and vulnerability to the elements (and hands) that’s key.

For other maintenance questions, do your research and see what you come up with in terms of what the character may scavenge and make do with.

~Colette

My Prince

Ivar x deaf!Reader

There is simply not enough Ivar fluff out there to satisfy my thirst

Originally posted by smiletotheshadow


You played with the daisies you had picked up, starting to braid them together carefully as you laid in your lover’s lap. Ivar sighed, shaking his head while smiling and playing with your soft hair. He couldn’t help but stare at you - you looked so beautiful when you were relaxed. “Y/N” he muttered softly, but quickly caught himself as he realized you weren’t looking at him. He often forgot of your condition. You were born deaf, but you soon learned to read lips. From a young age you were excluded from most child games, as you couldn’t orientate yourself as well as the others, and the other kids did not have the patience to talk slowly enough for you to understand. That’s how you found yourself often sitting beside Ivar, the crippled boy who stared longingly at his running brothers. Your friendship seemed to have no choice but blossom, and turn into something more beautiful. You relied on each other, understood and loved each other in a way no one could. He was your ears, always on the lookout and keeping you safe.

You smiled at the memory, clenching the daisies you were holding closer to your chest. You couldn’t help but remember your first kiss. An alarm rang through Kattegat, while you were alone in your house, preparing a meal for your mother. You didn’t hear anything, and naturally you were not aware that your village was under attack. You had jumped when you felt a hand suddenly grab your ankle, shaking it violently enough for you to drop the egg you were holding. Panicked, you turned around quickly, ready to defend yourself when you saw Ivar. His face was red and his eyes were wild – large and filled with panic. 

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im bored of life and everything so i decided to make a post of everything. like a ref list of workouts, studying help, writing, drawing… etc! this will literally take me hours i s2g

STUDYING;

  • a way to high marks and be on tumblr the same time.
  • science translated to english :)
  • collection of studying mixes
  • selfcontrol and various pomodoro method site blockers are extremely helpful when you know you need to shut down your access to distracting websites
  • simplynoise, mynoise, rainymood, coffitivity, soundrown, simplyrain,naturesoundplayer, naturesoundsforme are good background voices 
  • a site that would explain to you literally anything
  • organizing your time, studying strategies.. etc
  • study skills
  • how to google
  • learning how to revise
  • improving your revision skills
  • learn geography 
  • shop books online
  • alt. to wikipedia
  • final exams guide
  • get motivated to study
  • tips for a productive study break
  • when should I go to bed?
  • microsoft word equivalent
  • free online books
  • more free books
  • can’t do your homework?
  • “no homework” excuses
  • how to get unblocked internet in school (chrome only)
  • words to make you seem more intelligent
  • emotions vocabulary  

WRITING;

  • how to write a kickass essay
  • alternatives to “said”
  • alternatives to “whispered”
  • tip of my tongue
  • Read any book (apparently)
  • writing fantasy stories
  • character flaws
  • writers block (1) (2)
  • writing a death scene
  • bio help
  • degrees of emotions
  • writing ref
  • music to help you write

ART; 

  • painting tutorial
  • colour palette (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
  • drawing clothe folding
  • avoiding drawing the same face
  • draw ice
  • anatomy help
  • free drawing program (1) (2)
  • sai brushes (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
  • draw hair
  • drawing ref
  • dont know what to draw?
  • draw 3D room tut
  • drawing eyes
  • lip tutorial
  • how to draw jeans
  • how to draw arms
  • expression tutorial
  • drawing hair and fur
  • drawing cats
  • pose reference blog [its actually a blog full of references i-]
  • download photoshop
  • paint blood
  • color blender
  • draw hands
  • hands 2
  • photoshop help (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
  • remove backgrounds from images online
  • clouds
  • brush setting ref (SAI)
  • kissing ref 
  • how to draw curls
  • realistic woman body ref
  • draw knees
  • draw feet
  • shadow help
  • male body
  • lips ref
  • contouring and highlighting
  • draw wings
  • change images using blur (PS)
  • gray
  • hat ref
  • glowing stuff
  • pastel colors
  • draw grass
  • eyeliner ref

MAKEUP;

  • eyeliner
  • punk rock makeup
  • disney eye makeup
  • coverup tattooes
  • how to apply blush
  • 6 makeup tips
  • ombre eyeliner
  • what makeup complements my complexion?
  • what makeup suits you?
  • lipstick tricks
  • how to do your makeup with a spoon

HAIR;

  • messy bun tutorial
  • different ways to braid
  • three-braid updo
  • waterfall braid
  • how to fishtail
  • romantic curls
  • braid + bun updo
  • how to do pastel hair
  • 8 ways to wear a bow
  • 4-strand braid
  • braided bun
  • braided headband
  • dutch braid crown
  • pin curls!
  • how to contour
  • everyday makeup routine
  • lipstick using crayons
  • eyeliner ref wow
  • filling in eyebrows
  • banana facial mask (moisturizes)
  • strawberry facial mask (acne prone skin)
  • avocado facial mask (dry skin)
  • yogurt facial mask (sensitive skin)
  • list of oils to add to your face masks
  • already made masterpost :*

FOOD;

  • hot chocolate using nutella -gasp-
  • 4 different smoothies
  • chocolate chip cookies
  • tastiest starbucks drinks
  • best grilled cheese
  • winter sore throat tea
  • best chocolate cake
  • apple pies (mini aw-)
  • extra fancy garlic bread
  • french bread pizza
  • pIE
  • muffin in a mug
  • how to make nutella fudge
  • lavender lemonade wow
  • 15 pound homemade snickers bar
  • make candy crystal meth
  • Macaroni and cheese in a mug
  • cheap & healthy snacks
  • Every Starbucks drink and pasty
  • deliciousfood
  • vegans

MOVIES/TV-SHOWS;

  • tv shows masterpost hola
  • movie masterpost
  • scary movies
  • movies to watch when you’re sad
  • when to pee during a movie
  • jennifer lawrence movies master list
  • glee season 1,2,3,4 + 5
  • ja’mie private school girl
  • adventure time master list
  • supernatural
  • doctor who
  • pirates of the carriben series
  • walking dead season 1,2,3 + 4
  • american horror story season 1 + 2
  • a list of over 900 movies with links

MUSIC/AUDIO; 

  • white noise
  • coffee shop
  • all the music you’ve reblogged
  • stay happy
  • concentrate
  • listen to the rain
  • GET HYPED
  • fireplace
  • play piano

FREE BOOKS;

  • textbooknova
  • reddit
  • bookboon
  • textbookrevolution
  • math textbooks
  • ebookee
  • freebookspot
  • free-ebooks
  • getfreeebooks
  • bookfinder
  • oerconsortium
  • gutenberg project
  • ebook3000
  • readanybook
  • free audio books
  • masterpost of books wow

BORED?;

  • answer trivia questions and give people rice
  • make a a giant squid pillow!
  • make your own acapella band
  • live ocean
  • pokemon secret base
  • read creepy wikipedia articles
  • read more creepy wikipedia articles 
  • disney lies/ urban legends (probs not real like-)
  • this will take you to a cool place
  • your online garden
  • sand art online
  • wow just open it omg
  • cool websites for wasting time (1, 2, 3 )
  • how to help someone who is suicidal
  • make a blanket nest
  • click daily to give free food to an animal shelter
  • 2500 Japanese emoticons 
  • homemade wax
  • gift ideas for cat lovers
  • moss graffiti
  • make a flower crown
  • night vale monopoly
  • learn how to survive a zombie apocalypse
  • how to play ‘sherlock’
  • supernatural workout
  • learn a new language!
  • learn london slang
  • take personality tests
  • make gifs
  • see what its like to live on minimum wage
  • watch great vines
  • make glitter out of salt
  • make dip-dyed shoes
  • learn to read korean in 15 minutes
  • how to make origami
  • color matching game
  • fun sites masterpost
  • how to be an adult
  • check your postlimit
  • make a wand
  • find out if a website is safe
  • make a font from your handwriting

SELF-HELP;

  • materpost
  • emergency compliment
  • cute yahoo answers
  • calming manatee
  • calming gif
  • coping skills and distractions
  • draw a stickman
  • daily puppy
  • guided relaxation
  • the thoughts room
  • go to a quiet place
  • cut something instead of yourself
  • let it out
  • self injury recovery masterpost
  • free hugs
  • coping skills & distractions
  • make a comfort box

CLOTHING;

  • 1000+ reference

BACKGROUNDS;

  • nature/scenery
  • literally everything
  • a little from everything
  • tile/repeating/pattern background
  • gradient
  • halloween

PIXELS;

  • cool pixel blogs (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
  • christmas
  • halloween

HTML;

  • make a theme tutorial
I’m Hair For You - First Year Master Post

Today is I’m Hair For You’s official One Year Blogiversary!!  As there are now a year’s-worth of tutorials on this blog, I have decided to create this master post so that you can easily find the hairstyle you are looking for.  All of the hairstyles included in this master post were published between March 4, 2016 and March 4, 2017.  Note that many of the hairstyles listed may show up more than once as they fall into multiple categories.  If you have any suggestions for upcoming tutorials, please let me know, and again thank you all for the support!

Braids

    • Braided Half Up

    • Box Braided Bun

    • Half Up Fishtail

    • French Braided Bun

    • Centre Braid Mini Bun

    • Braid & Twist Relaxed Bun

    • Side Braids Into Ponytail

    • Dutch Braid

    • French Braid

    • Fishtail Braid

    • Double Dutch Half Up

    • Crown Braid

    • Prim

    • Box Braid

    • Snake Braid

    • Dutch Space Buns

    • Messy Bun & Braid Combo

    • Diagonal Dutch Braid

    • Pull Through

    • All Around Twist & Fishtail Bun Combo

    • Stacked Buns

    • Full Braided Crown

    • French Braid Tucked Bun

    • Side Triple Braid

    • Easy Crown Braid

    • Uneven Braid

    • Horizontal Bun

    • 4 Strand Fishtail

    • Braided Half Up

    • Braided Top Knot

    • Fishtail Accent Ponytail

    • Dutch Braided Low Pony

    • Twisted Messy Braid

    • Faux Fishtail

    • Secure Sports Braid

Twists

    • All Around Twist

    • Twisted Pigtails

    • Braid & Twist Relaxed Bun

    • French Twist

    • Twisted Low Pony

    • Waterfall Twist

    • All Around Twist & Fishtail Bun Combo

    • Rope Twist Ponytail

    • Twisted Messy Braid

    • Rope Twist Pigtails

Ponytails

    • All Around Twist

    • Sleek Runway Ponytail

    • Side Braids Into Ponytail

    • French Twist

    • Box Braid

    • Super Ponytail

    • Twisted Low Pony

    • Pull Through

    • Wrapped Ponytail

    • Fishtail Accent Ponytail

    • Rope Twist Ponytail

    • Dutch Braided Low Pony

    • Twisted Messy Braid

    • Secure Sports Braid

Buns

    • Box Braided Bun

    • French Braided Bun

    • Centre Braid Mini Bun

    • Braid & Twist Relaxed Bun

    • Ballerina Bun

    • Dutch Space Buns

    • Messy Bun & Braid Combo

    • All Around Twist & Fishtail Bun Combo

    • Stacked Buns

    • French Braid Tucked Bun

    • Horizontal Bun

    • Braided Half Up

    •  Braided Top Knot

    • Knotted Bun

Half Up Half Down

    • Braided Half Up

    • Box Braided Bun

    • Half Up Fishtail

    • Centre Braid Mini Bun

    • French Twist

    • Double Dutch Half Up

    • Messy Bun & Braid Combo

    • Full Braided Crown

    • Easy Crown Braid 

    • Uneven Braid

    • Braided Half Up

Hair Down

    • Sock Curls

    • Crown Braid

    • Snake Braid

    • Waterfall Twist

Pigtails

    • Twisted Pigtails

    • Dutch Braid

    • Rope Twist Pigtails

Easy Essentials

    • All Around Twist

    • Sock Curls

    • Dutch Braid

    • French Braid

    • Ballerina Bun

    • Fishtail Braid

    • Super Ponytail

    • Snake Braid

    • Twisted Low Pony

    • Waterfall Twist

    • Side Triple Braid

    • Easy Crown Braid

    • Uneven Braid

    • Faux Fishtail

Student Tutorials

    • Gleneagle Features Page

    • Box Braided Bun

    • Sleek Runway Ponytail

    • Dutch Braid

Holiday

    • Easter Bunny

    • Reindeer Bun

    • Half Up Heart

Text Posts & Updates

    • About I’m Hair For You

    • Meet Kendra

    • Gleneagle Features Page

    • Changes

    • One Year Blogiversary

    • First Year Master Post

Modern Enjolras with Long Hair
  • Okay so maybe it was a rebellious move, or he was to busy going to the hairdresser or whatnot, but Enjolras ends up growing out his hair into a lush mane that falls somewhere between his shoulders and mid-back
  • It’s gorgeous, of course, but also damn unpractical, and Enjolras can’t braid for SHIT, so he calls up Jehan to teach him a few tricks
  • Thank goodness Jehan’s patient, because Enjolras isn’t and not getting it perfect on the first time is frusTRATING
  • His hair lost its natural ringlets when it grew out, but when Enjolras stays under the rain, he ends up with Disney Prince ringlets. Grantaire can’t help but stare, to be honest
  • His hair is gorgeous and a golden waterfall, but rest assured Enjolras didn’t #wakeuplikethis. He’s got a terrible bed head in the morning
  • You know shit’s gonna go down when he ties his hair into a ponytail
  • He once showed it at a rally with a braid crown, because it’s easier to get rowdy when everything’s tucked in nicely.. It was a surreal vision
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More Women than Warriors by @steklir  (moodboard)

“The first time Clarke sees the Head Girl she’s sitting on a throne, presiding over her dominion with a piercing stare and a crown of braids in her hair. Her warriors are spread at her feet, a multitude of them, all long-haired and wild and clad in identical brown regalia. There’s something of the sacred about her, like the crimson cloak draped across her shoulders and her divinity are one and the same.

Or at least it feels that way”

British girls’ boarding school AU. Obviously.