curious adventure

My Doctor

My Doctor is Sally Sparrow. My flatmate is flipping through channels and ends up picking a Doctor Who episode, not knowing that she’s going to change my life. It’s serendipity that it would be a Steven Moffat episode, an instant classic. It barely features “The Doctor” at all, but it doesn’t have to, for me to become caught up in a story with an exceptional hero. Beneath a veneer of grace and thoughtfulness, Sally is the kind of character who breaks into abandoned buildings to take photograph and to turn up on a friend’s doorstep in the middle of the night. She’s curious, whimsical, adventurous, awkward, philosophical, and while in possession of a keen mind, she allows herself to be guided by intuition. I could not have asked for a better first Doctor.

My Doctor is River Song. I stumble through the doors of Doctor Who somewhere in the middle of series 6 and the result is almost miraculous. River is the red thread I follow through the universe of Doctor Who. I witness her beginnings in A Good Man Goes to War and her youth - full of chaos and fire and burgeoning hope - in Let’s Kill Hitler. There’s a wedding on top of a pyramid in an alternate timeline and then I circle back to the beginning of the series, see her meeting a Doctor who doesn’t really know her, before the pain dulls again as I jump into series 5 to get to see River in all her mysterious glory. It will take me another four series before I must watch her die. But I’m already in love by the time history itself stops in its tracks because one women will not quietly accept her fate. River is a force of nature. She’s vivid and bright as the sun. She takes my breath away every time she is on screen.

My Doctor is Clara Oswald. She’s a young woman who knows she is the heroine of her own story. She’s clever and bossy and beautiful. She’s afraid and brave, she’s reponsible and reckless, she’s kind and she is rude. She makes mistakes. She’s a liar. Clara wants to be the kind of person who stays behind and takes care of children. She wants to be the kind of person who has adventures and saves planets. My Doctor is stealing a TARDIS and running away. The long way round, to Gallifrey. Because her story could not possibly end any other way. My Doctor is the words I write, the friends I’ve made and the gratefulness I feel knowing that if it were not for this fandom, if it were not for Clara Oswald, I think I would be a different person.

My Doctor is the Twelfth Doctor. It’s been 10 series of Doctor Who for me, countless adventures, so many years, so many Doctors, but I find him on a battlefield, his collar turned up to protect himself against the cold. It’s a final puzzle piece, genty moved into place. It’s coming home, a refuge from an often too chaotic and too cruel world. Just a bloke in a box, telling stories. About mercy and goodness and kindness. And maybe I really only fully understand the meaning of that in that one last story, when a pointless death in a war long over meets a benevolent future humanity, one of the grand miracles of human history, and a Time Lord. I smile and I let him go.

Why all of the Disney princesses are awesome

Snow White

- was a survivor of attempted murder, and was resilient to not let that horrid and traumatizing event bring her down or let it ruin her life

- was a victim of emotional abuse, and didn’t let the abuse get to her

- would save a baby bird from danger and make sure it found it’s parents

- knows how to hold a rocking party with friends

Cinderella

- survivor of emotional abuse from her stepmom and stepsisters for many years, and stayed kind towards others

- despite her family treating her so wrongly and poorly, she just wanted to spend a night with them and have fun with them, and just be like a normal family “ Prince Charming, who “ ?????

- she’s sassy as fuck “ Well I don’t want to interrupt their “music lesson “ during her stepsisters bad singing

- even though she had a short time to be at the ball, she was grateful for the opportunity anyways

Aurora

- Gives up her happiness, to perform her duty as a princess for her kingdom and her kingdom’s future and knows that she must do her job as a princess. That’s pretty brave and selfless.

- that gorgeous blonde curly hair !!!!

Ariel

- she’s the first Princess that goes forward to make her dreams come true, rather than just wishing, hoping and waiting.

- she’s adventurous, curious, loves to explore, learn about new things and new cultures and new world

- she’s the first Princess to save her love interest, but once, but twice

Belle

- different, odd and a misfit from the common crowd and gives no fucks

- “ Women shouldn’t read “ Well shut the fuck up, I’m going to do what I love and enjoy anyways.

- takes no bullshit. You are a asshole ? Got no time for that. She’s outtie.

- sees the good within people, but is also isn’t naive, she knows that some people are just plain monsters, through and through.

Jasmine

- will stand up for her rights, and won’t be pushed around

- is quick, sharp, intelligent and a fast learner

-wants to learn more about the outside world and her people

-if you try and lie to her or manipulate her or treat her like she’s a fool, she’s not having that shit

Pocahontas

-will fight for her people, her family, her world, her home, her culture

- she’s the first princess to save the day, not the guy, not a male sidekick, she’s the one the saves the day, while Snow had the Dwarfs, Cinderella had her mice friends, Aurora had Prince Phillip, Ariel had Eric, and Jasmine had Aladdin. ( Belle is debatable imo )

- loves the earth and nature and will protect it from harm

Mulan

- she saves China, I mean, come on

- she never gives up, no matter what. If she fails, she will just try even harder to succeed and will find a way on how can succeed.

- brave, determined, strong mentally and physically, a kind friend

-teaches girls that it’s okay if you haven’t found yourself yet- if you don’t give up, one day you will, and you will conquer

- pushes gender norms

- another female princess that saves the day, not her male love interest, or sidekicks, is also the first princess to defeat the villian in battle, like a previous male character like Phillip or Eric would

Tiana

- is hard-working, and never gives up on her dreams, and will work hard to get there

- teaches that dreams are done by sweating your butt off, giving up on fun sometimes, sometimes having to work more than one job, than just wishing and hoping, you have to take action, and make that dream happen

-ambitious and smart and realistic

- teaches that you shouldn’t take a short-cut, find a lazy option, cheat or gamble your way to success, the only to get there is through hard work and effort

- again,another badass princess that saves the day on her own

Rapunzel

- is kind to everybody

- is cheerful, positive, warm and supportive towards others, even people who seem “scary “, she knows inside, that we all have dreams

-is brave enough to step outside her  zone and new and strange places and territories

- anger her by harming one of her loved ones and she will fucking tear you apart

- a talented artist

Anna and Elsa

- teaches girls that family love is just as important than romance love, if not more so

- Anna goes through a abusive relationship and isn’t put off love forever, she learns her lesson, doesn’t let Hans bad treatment of her ruin her or let her become a toxic person, like he was, and moves on with a better man, and a healthier relationship

- Elsa goes through basically being locked up with lack of other human contact, fearing her powers and fearing what other people think of, to come out as better and stronger person

- Elsa teaches that sometimes its best not let what others think of you, and just say “ fuck it “ and just be yourself and be free

- Anna teaches the difference between a unhealthy relationship (whirlwind romance,quickly trusting people, getting into a deep relationship with somebody you don’t even know )  and healthy one ( somebody who gives you his jacket when you are cold, holds you close when you are scared, is worried about your well-being, getting to know somebody first before leaping in, somebody who asks for your consent before kissing you, will do anything to make sure you are safe and okay )

Moana

- will do anything for her island and people and make sure they’ll all okay

- her leadership skills are A++

- no “ you are forced to marry this boy so you can become his queen”, BS, Moana is the future leader

- is brave to fear the unknown waters, learn new skills, and battle monsters

- is understanding, and understands why somebody acts the way that they do

- is extremely independent


in short, they are all awesome, even the three originals.

anonymous asked:

Listen listen, listen. I love your Lup and Taako. So much. a lot. but when they stand next to each other IPRE days and there's no color I CAN NOT tell them apart AT ALL. I love them so much I wanna tell my twins apart help :<

my hc is that the only difference between them is that taako has buck teeth heres a handy timeline

Cam: Whoa, what the hell happened to you?

Magnus: What do you mean?

Cam: You’re grey, you’re all old- you’re an old man now.

Magnus: This is how I looked before.

Cam: I-I guess I just wasn’t paying attention.

Magnus: Yeah. Dick.

adjectives for the signs
  • aries: passionate, piercing, warm, intense
  • taurus: soft, kind, sturdy, stable
  • gemini: eager, playful, whimsical, talkative
  • cancer: earnest, sweet, timid, gentle
  • leo: ambitious, confident, rugged, powerful
  • virgo: analytical, precise, bright, practical
  • libra: fair, sparkly, indecisive, sophisticated
  • scorpio: dark, silky, captivating, sarcastic
  • sagittarius: untamed, curious, adventurous, mischevious
  • capricorn: calculated, deep, timely, efficient
  • aquarius: lost, unique, dreamy, flowy
  • pisces: flexible, mellow, creative, in-tune
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Zone of truth! I definitely do not have the World’s Most Original designs when it comes to Adventure Zone, but I’m REALLY proud of the color design holy heck. Fun fact, each boy is actually based off of a dessert. I went and found pictures on google to pull colors from and everything.

I also really wanted them to vibe with each other, since they don’t really share any physical features I wanted their colors to tie them together a little. Magnus’ big dumb head was the hardest thing to design when it came to shapes, but after a little working at it I finally got something I liked. 

The characters from adventure zone have been such a GREAT exercise for character design, and drawing fan art of them has been a delight! This podcast was such a blessing and I’m so happy I listened to it.

Hogwarts/Ilvermorny Combinations

This is not exactly the type of content I usually post but a lovely anon requested me to do this so… Here it is, anon.


Hogwarts/Thunderbird


Gryffindor/Thunderbird: The brave adventurers. They are the risk takers. They’re adventurous - want to explore and make a difference. They’re brave - not being afraid to do so. They’ll stand up for what they believe in, even if they have to stand alone. Thrilling, influential, independent and confident are some of the traits they inherit.


Slytherin/Thunderbird: The cunning adventurers. They usually plan before traveling. They have something that’s driving them forward - something connected to their soul. They won’t stop till they’ve reached their goal, no matter if it’s simple or complex. They’re driven, strong-willed and unpredictable.


Ravenclaw/Thunderbird: The curious adventurers. They have deep ancient souls. Their Ravenclaw mind is full of questions and the Thunderbird in them helps to find the answers. They have the ability to see the big picture. They’re philosophical, rational and collected.


Hufflepuff/Thunderbird: The dedicated adventurers. Easygoing is in their nature - being able to get along with whoever they want wherever they go. They have a soft spot for different cultures and their people. Sweet, calm and friendly is what they are.


Hogwarts/Horned Serpent


Gryffindor/Horned Serpent: The daring scholars. Their minds are extremely fierce - having a great amount of mental power. They won’t hesitate to examine an uncanny idea they’ve had up close. They’re conservative and cautious. Unafraid to go lengths just to learn.


Slytherin/Horned Serpent: The ambitious scholars. They have a goal to achieve a certain level of education. And they will do it, no matter the obstacles. They plan before doing - calculating all the movements and what will happen if they do it in a certain way. They’re clever, tactical and realists.


Ravenclaw/Horned Serpent: The witty scholars. Perhaps the most common among all the Hogwarts/Ilvermorny combos - as intelligence is very closely connected to the mind. Their minds are dynamic. They have the ability to see beyond as it is. They’re very quick-witted, insightful and perspective.


Hufflepuff/Horned Serpent: The kind scholars. They’re most likely to use their knowledge and intelligence to help people. To understand them better. To do something good. They tend to be extremely understanding and compassionate.


Hogwarts/Wampus


Gryffindor/Wampus: The courageous warriors. It is very common for a Gryffindor to get Wampus as their Ilvermorny house. Bravery is perhaps a warrior’s main quality. They’re prepared to face danger. This combo tends to be all action-packed, restless and physical.


Slytherin/Wampus: The resourceful warriors. They have everything planned before going to the battlefield. They’re driven by their ambition. They want to win - they’ll do anything to win. They know that in today’s world, winning is everything.


Ravenclaw/Wampus: The intelligent warriors. The rarest of all the 16 combos. But not impossible. Their fights are not always physical. They often win the battle by outsmarting the enemy. They represent the strategical and generalship aspect of wars rather than the physical aspect.


Hufflepuff/Wampus: The just warriors. Who won’t cheat their way through. They’re the optimistic one of the crew - knowing they’ll achieve victory if they try hard enough. They’re loyal to their companions and like fair-play and justice.


Hogwarts/Pukwudgie


Gryffindor/Pukwudgie: The brave healers. Those who are willing to do anything to save people, refusing to accept that they can’t save everyone. They won’t give up, though. In the end that makes them the hero.


Slytherin/Pukwudgie: - the ambitious healers. The ambition of their heart is what’s driving them forward. Not resting till the task before them is done is what they do. They tend to be more emotional than other Slytherins but manage to use it as their advantage.


Ravenclaw/Pukwudgie: The wise healers. They’re smart, depend on their intellect and know exactly what to do to heal someone, something or themselves. They’re the perfect combination of the head and the heart.


Hufflepuff/Pukwudgie: The kind healers. The ultimate optimists. They work hard to heal who or what they want. Supportive, encouraging, sympathetic and selfless is what they are.



Ilvermorny houses are not Hogwarts houses’ counterparts. What you value is your Hogwarts house and who you are is your Ilvermorny house.

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The 9th House

sun in 9th: idealistic, highly curious, philosophical, spiritual, loves learning, sincere, wise, lucky, humanitarian, can be bad tempered, inspiring, good teacher, constantly searching for purpose, tolerant, open minded, optimistic, self righteous

moon in 9th: lacks practicality, imaginative, spiritual, curious, restless, longs to travel, cultured, wanderer, likes change, inquisitive, intellectual, easily bored, fast paced

jupiter in 9th: wise, true humanitarian, knowledgeable, energetic, enthusiastic to learn, endlessly curious, open minded, can be scatterbrained, independent, has naturally good fortune, intuitive, visionary

mercury in 9th: intellectual, lively, consistent, adaptive, philosophical, always wants to learn more, loves conversation, decisive, can be judgemental, doesn’t pay attention to details, good teacher

venus in 9th: passionate about learning, philosophical, spiritual, creative, charming, values independence in a relationship, zestful, free spirited, falls in love easily, decisive, fast paced, adventurous

mars in 9th: strong morals, full of ideas, restless, adaptable, compelling, explorer, often active/athletic, straightforward, likes debating, sincere, open minded, social butterfly, busy mind, unorganised, humorous

saturn in 9th: intellectual, stubborn, firm beliefs, can be seen as orthodox, inflexible, skeptical, often religious, conventional, can be narrow minded, responsible, enthusiastic about learning, rational

uranus in 9th: open minded, loves learning, loves travelling, original thoughts, imaginative, flighty, expansive, optimistic, intuitive, unique views, rule breaker, hates restriction, despises the status quo

neptune in 9th: mystical, has big dreams, optimistic, wears rose tinted glasses, inspirational, prophetic, balanced, lacks focus, psychic, sensitive, lacks discipline, confident in ideas, faithful, attracted to exotic things

pluto in 9th: loves travelling, busy mind, impatient, enthusiastic, optimistic, fears opposing ideas/beliefs, can be argumentative, creative, analytical, needs meaning in life, dislikes hypocrisy, interested in law


aries in 9th: finds identity through philosophy/religion, impatient, spontaneous, attacks corruption; protester, quick thinker, adventurous, optimistic, can be insensitive, adaptable, brings ideas into action, calm under pressure

taurus in 9th: tends to be traditional, cautious when travelling, unchanging beliefs, patient, persistent, practical, drawn to earthy tones, likes visiting places to do with nature

gemini in 9th: easily bored, adventurous, curious, always wants to try new things, can lose enthusiasm easily, challenged by authority figures,  has a mixture of beliefs, communicates understandably & effectively, interested in literature, finds meaning in everyday life, logical

cancer in 9th: intuitive, finds protection through spiritual/philosophical beliefs, can be self centred, emotional attached to beliefs, defends beliefs, needs instruction to grow, selfless worker, adaptable

leo in 9th: optimistic, bring ideas into action, calm under pressure, likes travelling, self confident, ideas are lofty, likes learning, enlightens others

virgo in 9th: interested in word events, ideas are orderly, strictly follow rules, can be judgemental of others beliefs, seeks higher knowledge, abstract thinker, down to earth

libra in 9th: likes to travel, wants to be in a harmonious environment, strong sense of equality, respects all beliefs, enjoys learning, indecisive about beliefs, intellectual, artistic, tactful

scorpio in 9th: interested in conspiracies, secretive, prefers not to travel, emotionally invested in beliefs, critical, can be judgemental, likes to research, loves culture and religion

sagittarius in 9th: positive, expanding mind, open minded about belief systems, ever changing mind, likes to travel, passionate about teaching, wants to discover the ‘ultimate truth’, philosophical, versatile interests

capricorn in 9th: conventional beliefs, requires facts to believe something, normally doesn’t like to travel, street smart, often wants to be the authority figure, traditional, ambitious, practical

aquarius in 9th: unconventional beliefs, progressive, enjoys to travel, interesting teacher, advanced thinker, can be aloof, eccentric energy, embraces other cultures

pisces in 9th: fiercely spiritual, likes to be around water, too trusting, creative, selfless, compassionate, believes everything is connected, can have delusional beliefs

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Seals pay a visit on a Galapagos Beach

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Spotted at the Zoo! Meet cheetah cubs Tombi-Jeanne and Ilangha. The sisters came from @sdzsafaripark to be ambassadors here. At just over 16 weeks old, the cubs are adjusting well to their new home. Tombi-Jeanne seems very bold and Ilangha is a bit more curious and less adventurous. The cubs will soon be introduced to puppy pals Elvis and Murray. Wish them luck with their important new roles at the Zoo. 

Humans could be space cats

I know a lot of the time we are considered space orcs or Australians

I love them

But like? Cats are weird, they are self domesticated and aren’t usually even considered ‘domesticated’ because most of the time they just walk into houses and the humans are like WELP ok. (How I got the cat currently on my lap)

But I laugh because some times these traits that are described in the tag sort of make me think of a cat and how you know cats can just be weird and humans don’t really know how to explain them???

So like imagine our humans just Being like cats to aliens. Like we just show up on ships or planets and we just start surviving.

The aliens just sort of…. allow it. It is for study purposes! Why go to a human territory when there is a human right there?

And humans as we are, we have this cool ability of assimilation. You know when you are learning a language and the best way you do is to go to a place and just surround yourself? Sort of force your brain to learn the language to survive? And if not we learn the social cues well enough to at least know what is going on.

But we also aren’t usually bad like residents. We are curious and adventurous. We like learning things and watching things work. We start to mimic their language and understand what noise means what and what a certain emotion looks like to them.

We are excellent hunters. We start figuring out how to kill what and what tastes good.

He happily learn their culture and get excited and bond with individuals.

We sort of just adopt into the culture.

We can still be dangerous and destructive but over all we are very independent in our actions and if we seek out others or go on our own it is in our own accord.

Some humans are shy, some are loud and talkative, some like interaction, some don’t.

It happens on ships and planets aliens don’t know how but sometimes you just Acquire a human.

They have weird behaviors you don’t always understand, sometimes they know and will tell you sometimes you have to look it up
Yourself but they don’t really understand you and are eager to learn or just don’t care. Sometimes your human is gone or they stay for as long as they live.

They are amazing crew mates and good friends, they come from their weird death planet and love to explore, sometimes you have to keep them on watch. Because they have no concern for safety. Sometimes they like to sit on the ship and watch controls.

Some are fluffy, or completely naked, or big or small, they have many different 'races’ as the planet has called. The are strange creatures from their strange planet that can some how fit with with almost anyone in the universe, happy to just be accepted, some get assigned…. and the few crews that wake up to a distress call and squire a human…. or if on a crash a human lands on your planet…

Those stories have unique and special stories.

After being locked inside today because of the snow storm I decided to paint. I picked random pictures on google and whipped out my old watercolor paint and I have to say it was a lot of fun. I haven’t touched my phone in hours.