Hoping that everyone in my hometown and state will stay safe and sound! My family and I survived through seven hurricanes and over a hundred tropical storms/sub tropical cyclones: here are some tips that we used to survive! Prepare for a week of no water and electricity!
If flooding is in your area, don’t take showers or drink any of the tap water! Try to avoid contact with floodwater. This is highly contaminated water; the floodwater goes everywhere (decomposing graves/animals, standstill bodies of water, highly fertilized areas, etc.) and contain insects and dangerous animals.
Turn your fridge and freezer at the coldest setting! Only open it if necessary. Keep the cold air trapped.
If you have space and electricity, keep gallon ziploc bags of (purified) water upright in your freezer! This will keep your freezer cold in case you no longer have electricity. Plus if purified, it is an extra supply of drinking water.
If the hurricane has not hit yet in your area, fill up your bathtub, sinks, and several buckets with water. This water can be used for flushing the toilet, washing dishes, bathing yourself, etc. If purified, that is an extra supply of water.
Your dishwater is a literal metal bunker! Keep important documents in here to stay dry: your passport, birth certificate, social security, wallet, money, insurance policies, identification. If you have to evacuate, it is important to take all these with you. Don’t worry if water gets inside your dishwasher, it will drain out at the bottom.
The same goes for your washing machine! Your washing machine is built is drain water, so stock it up with loads of ice and cold items. The ice water will all be drained away when it melts.
When phone lines are down, use walkie talkies. In the chance that you and your family get separated in an evacuation attempt or when the lights go out in the dark, walkie talkies have a long enough range to communicate with them.
When you have to evacuate, you should already have a bag filled with items that you really need. So state issued IDs, water, food, toiletries, flashlights, batteries, walkie talkies, radio, etc. Keep these items in a ziploc bag within your backpack or bag in case you have to wade through high waters.
Unplug any small appliances. Try to reduce the amount of flowing electricity and open wires/cords in your home in the case you have flooding.
In the case you have no electricity, use flashlights! Try to avoid using candles. When there is wind and flowing water, or in a moment of confusion, a candle can easily get knocked over and cause a fire. There will be little to no fire services in your area.
Even if your windows are boarded up with wood or metal barriers, keep away. The winds can climb up to more than 100 mph, but it is debris that the winds pick up that will most likely take down the barriers. Avoid rooms in your house (if you can) that have large windows. If you can’t, quickly do what you need to do and then leave.
If anyone can add on any tips for pets that would be great! (I don’t have any so I don’t know what is best for them.)
💌- Our muses are pen pals who finally meet up in real life.
🐬- Our muses meet while they are both on vacation.
🗡- Our muses run into each other on opposing sides on the battlefield, but are forced to stick together when they lose contact with their leaders.
🐆- My/your muse is the last of their species, while my/your muse is tracking them down.
💎- Our muses are both jewel thieves who have set their sights on a large and valuable gem.
🍰- Our muses are awkwardly seated together at a crowded cafe.
🦄- Our muses have been having very strange dreams where they see and talk to each other. Out of nowhere, they spy each other in a public place.
👘- Our muses bump into each other at a small town festival/fair.
🔥- My/Your muse rescues mine/your muse from a wild or house fire.
🌲- My/your muse is feral and living in the wild, and stumbles upon your/my muse by coincidence.
🎀- My/your muse has been an orphan all their lives, and your/my muse ends up adopting them.
👑- Our muses are the heirs to rival kingdoms, and must meet to attempt to settle their kingdom’s differences.
👒- Your/my muse finds my/your muse crying and upset after a bad breakup.
🌪- Our muses stick together after a powerful natural disaster has laid their home to waste.
🏚- My/your muse’s town has been throughly destroyed by raiders, and they are the only survivor a rescue team led by your/my muse can find.
🔪- My/your muse attacks yours/mine out of sheer panic.
🔗- Our muses are both taken as prisoners of war and are forced to share the same cell.
🎙- Our muses meet at a concert for a famous musician/band.
🐚- Our muses are seashell hunting on the beach and strike up a conversation while searching.
🏵- My/your muse risks their life to save your/my muse from certain death.
🍣- Our muses were set up for a blind date by a mutual friend.
🐺- My/your muse is an abandoned child who has been raiding your/my muse’s trash cans for awhile now, until they are caught red-handed.
🏝- My/your muse was shipwrecked and washed up on the shore by your/my muse’s tiny town or island.
🤺- My/your muse ends up becoming your/my muse’s mentor.
☄️- My/your muse is an alien or angel who accidentally crash-landed in your/my muse’s backyard.
🌼- My/your muse stumbles upon your/my muse sitting alone in a flower field.
⛑- My/your muse is a lone medic or Good Samaritan who saved your/my muse’s life when they were very close to death.
🔐- Your/my muse stumbled upon my/your muse caught in a trap and are unable to free themselves.
🛁- Our muses meet in a beauty parlor/spa/bath house.
🔬- Your/my muse is conducting research on my/your muse, who is being held captive in a laboratory.
🦈- My/your muse is a mermaid/man who took pity on and rescued your/my muse.
🌙- Our muses find that they have incredible superpowers and team up with each other to either protect or destroy the world.
Theme: Five litres of smut with a light, sprinkle of fluff.
Warning: Coarse language, Explicit Sexual Content, and Mature Subject Matter.
A/N: Re-post. The one on Ao3 is fixed if you would prefer to read it there.
There’s sweat dripping down his face and neck. He dabs it off with his hand towel and proceeds to dig through the contents of his duffel bag as you watch from around the corner. You know it’s wrong but you can’t stop yourself from staring. He’s one of the most simultaneously loved and hated students at school. Kind and considerate when you’re on his good side, and a complete nightmare when you’re on his bad side. Just last week, he made your friend cry after she accidentally spilled tea on him in the cafeteria. It was a total disaster. You went home furious that night, praying for the chance to get back at him … and now you have it.
For whatever reason, the academically challenged jerk-off is using the girls locker room. All you have to do is scream bloody murder and the school administration will handle the rest. It’s fool proof … but the second you open your mouth, he reaches back and tugs his shirt off. You rapidly lose focus. Whatever you were going to say is shoved all the way down your windpipe, and you watch in quiet disbelief, holding your breath as he undresses in front of your eyes.
The soft th-thump in your chest grows louder and heavier as you pan a look down his body.
Many people have a different aspects to it. To you it felt like you were living a dream. A dream where you loved him and he loved you. A dream that made you want to believe you would be together for a long time. Yet somehow that dream brought out the real reality of your living fantasy.
Tom Holland the love of your life or was the love of your life, so it seemed. We were both 17 at the time. You had just graduated from high school getting a full scholar ride to the best college.
You knew what you set your goal for.
You knew where your priorities stood.
You had everything you hoped for.
The greatest friends.
The most loving and supporting mother any one could ask for. An amazing offer for school, but why did none of that matter that night. The night where you could let go, stop worrying about the future, get drunk wasted for crying out loud! For Tom he was setting out to pursue a career, one that would take him far in life, a successful life, a career in acting. Now you may be thinking how someone like yourself wounded up with him. Well Tom and yours meeting was as abnormal as it could be, it was kind of like your typical, “his friend were friends with your friends so we should meet up, go out for a while, maybe hit a club or something. You both got to know each other throughout a years time. And throughout that time a spark ignited. That’s right you Y/N L/N got roped into the love train with Mr. Tom Holland himself. He clearly reciprocated the same feelings you had for him.
Your relationship started slow. You’d go out on dates. Introduce each other to each other’s parents. Go out with our friends. Do stupid things…Everything was great, so where did it go wrong?
Tom and his best friend Harrison suggested one night that you should go out for drinks, although do to some of you not being fully at age yet, you had to go with plan B. Throw a stupid party. Your friend Y/F/N and you still lived with your parents so you still had to ask permission to attend said party.
There wasn’t many people you knew only a short amount like Tom, Harrison and a few other of your friends.
It seemed great at the time, but as soon as more people started arriving and more booze was being consumed, it was a recipe for disaster. Of course back home where Tom was from drinking didn’t seem that big of a deal, since he was already 18, but here in the U.S he’d have to wait three more years. You four.
You were starting to regret the whole party. You weren’t one to be in the heard of craziness. The music was too loud. Your head was pounding, and there was too many people for your liking.
Tom noticed your discomfort and suggested you two go upstairs away from all the chaos. You held in his as he lead the way. You passed by people who were way to close for liking, couples practically sucking their faces off, and just passed out drunk on the carpet.
You both ascended up the stairs and entered the bedroom. “That’s better” You sighed sitting on the bed. Tom closed the door behind him taking a sip of his beer and repeating your actions.
“Maybe it wasn’t such a great idea to throw a party” He frowned.
“Ya think!” You exclaimed.
“I thought today would be fun” You averted your gaze to your lap
“It still can be” He gently lifted your chin to look at him.
He didn’t give you an answer. He gently brushed your lips climbing his way on top of you. The love you had was coming out with a passionate kiss.
“You sure?” His faced showed concerned.
“Yeah” You assured him.
He connected your lips again before begging his task. The night was filled with we shouldn'ts, but were replace by “Don’t stop” or “That feels nice”. It felt like an endless pleasurable evening. You and Tom couldn’t comprehend properly due to the alcohol, yet it was the best thing you had done. It was a night filled with no regrets or any we might’ve made a mistake. No. It was a lovable moment. If anything that night had brought you closer. So you thought.
The passing weeks were enjoyable. You expressed your love you had for each other. Nothing could have ruined what you had, well not until Tom got a certain phone call.
“What do you mean your leaving?” You were slowly shedding tear after tear.
“I just got offered an incredible job Y/N!” He was so thrilled that he had gotten the part for the movie he audition for.
“Aren’t you happy for me?” His expression saddened.
“Of course I am…I-I just, what’s going to happen to us?” You whispered.
“I-I don’t know? But we’ll work it out like we always do.” He shook is head.
“You know how long distance relationships turn out Tom” You looked down at your feet.
He gently lifted your chin with his hand. “That shouldn’t stop of us though” He smiled reassuringly.
“I’m gonna miss you” You cried into his shoulder.
Tom leaving was hard on you, but not as much as the lessened phone calls and texting messages. Your departure was sort of an unexpected thing. A break up was never brought up, but you knew where your relationship stood. It was broken up relationship whether you wanted it to be or not. You felt an ache in your heart. Tom had been your first love, and your first heartbreak. He was your love and you were his.
A couple weeks had past and you were trying to get your life together again. You were going to go to college and get your degree in (Subject). But what you got instead was morning sickness, and a missed period. You didn’t want to assume the worst of the situation, but when your period never showed you were growing nervous by the second. You also didn’t want to tell your mom, god knows what’d she do if she found out you were going to have baby. You were still a baby. Bringing a child into this life was not what you needed right now. Not alone. You were so scared, you didn’t know what to do. You needed your mom.
“Mom can I talk to you?” You slowly approached her.
“Sure sweetie what is it?” She was cooking up something for dinner in the kitchen.
“I just want you to know I never intended for this to happen” You nodded at her. She turned around having her full attention now.
“Okay now you worrying me. What’s going on?” She looked at you curiously.
You hesitated. It was now or never, you thought.
“I’m pregnant…” Your eyes started watering.
Your mom didn’t say anything. She just looked at you in shock. Her silence was something you didn’t need.
“Mom? Please say something!” You cried out.
She still said nothing.
“I so sorry mom! I disappointed you!” You continued crying. As if it clicked in, your mother walked up to you embracing you in her arms. You cried against her shirt.
“You are not a disappointment!” She exclaimed gazing down at your figure. She wiped your tear stained eyes away.
“But I got pregnant at a young age” You whispered.
“Sweetie getting pregnant isn’t even that horrible of a thing, but it can be difficult at some points in life, besides you aren’t alone in this situation” She assured you.
You had thought about Tom that moment. He was gone and here you were carrying his unborn child. You cautiously placed a hand on your stomach. You were going to bring a life into this world.
“You are not a disappointment Y/N, and you aren’t alone in this” She gripped your hand in hers.
Throughout those everlasting nine months you took in your mothers words. You weren’t alone in this. You had her right by your side every step of the way. Tom had left you behind, while he went on to take on his career. You were probably long forgotten by him. Your mother told you that you didn’t need him to care for your child. Your mother had done it by herself, and so could you, but with her helping and guiding you. Something her mother never gave her, your mother gave back to you much more in many ways. You couldn’t thank her enough.
The day had arrived. You didn’t know what to expect, but boy did your contractions hurt like a b**ch. Your mom had probably broken so many rules to get you to the hospital quickly. You were wheeled off to a room to prepare to give birth. The wait seemed to drag on. Nurses were going in and out of room trying to get a hold the doctor. Your mom was right beside you holding your hand to try and calm you down. If it weren’t for the doctor you would have broken your moms hand by how tightly you held it.
The doctor finally said those six words you had been dying to hear.
“Y/N I need you to push!”
You pushed with all the energy you had.
“You’re doing great, just one more push!”
“I-I can’t do it!” You cried out.
“Five minutes of pain for a lifetime of happiness” Your mother whispered to you caressing your hair back. You looked at her.
“Just one final push!” The doctor said.
You groaned out giving the push your all. Once you pushed you heard the sound of your baby’s cry. You sighed in relief but also because you gave birth to a new life.
“It’s a girl” The nursed informed you.
“Can I-I hold her?” You shed a tear.
“Absolutely” She carefully placed her in your arms.
“Cradle the head” You mother told you smiling down at her precious granddaughter.
“She’s perfect” You softly caressed your finger on the side of her face.
“What are you going to name her?” The nurse held up a clipboard.
You looked down at her little face. You never knew how delicate and small something so precious could be.
She opened her eyes and you couldn’t comprehend words properly, you could only gaze at her with so much love. She had his eyes. His dark brown eyes.
“Alinine Primlet Y/L/N” You smiled at her.
“You must’ve thought about this for a while”
“Welcome to the world Alinine” You pressed a kissed to her forehead. She seemed to react to it because she smiled.
Little did you know you’re whole life would be changed by one special little girl.
Thank you to those who suggested wonderful names. I couldn’t decide so I combined the names I liked:
My room is awful. Everyone who enters and lives to tell the tale are usually speechless. Something that takes weeks to clean only takes a few days to create. If you are anything like me you usually think, “Eh why bother?”
Well a few days ago I felt motivated and brave and gosh darn it I did it. I have finally managed to clean my room. And here’s how I did it:
Make your bed! This step is so important! The bed is usually the focal point and largest part of a room. Plus it’s a pretty easy place to start. I usually like to throw my sheets in the wash while I do the next step but sometimes just make my bed first.
Food and dishes. Having food in your room can attract bugs and having all the missing forks in your room typically doesn’t go over well with your parents (we had one fork for two weeks). Take any dishes and snacks back to the kitchen and throw away any wrappers or any food that changed colors. AND RECYCLE ALL THOSE WATERBOTTLES!
Clothes. This is what made my room impossible to clean. Dirty laundry should be thrown into the wash first. Then the clean clothes. I have a lot of clothes and not a lot of space to store them. It is so important to create a system that effectively stores your clothes! I have more closet space than drawer space so I try to hang as much stuff up as possible and went online to find great ways to fold clothes as small as possible. Any clothes that were out of season or coats that don’t belong in my room I put in storage elsewhere.
Magazines, books, and papers. Even if I haven’t read it yet, if a magazine is over two months old I will recycle or give it to my younger neighbor because odds are I won’t be reading it if I haven’t read it in the past two months. Any current magazines I will put in a pile on a coffee table or by my bedside to read. Books belong on shelves. I have a lot of books so I set leftover on my dresser in a pile from largest to smallest to make it look intentional. Any loose papers floating around your room just put all into a pile and set neatly on your desk or in a folder to go through later (you will probably never look through these but it’s nice to pretend).
Electronics and cords. I have one drawer in my room to throw any loose cords, small gadgets, cameras, remotes, whatever you name it into. If you have a lot of this stuff in your room then you should probably designate a discreet and tucked away spot to store them all in. I also have a lot of cords coming from my tv, clock, and turn table in one spot. I like to zip tie all my tv cords so that they look neat and are easy to tuck away. I also have a DVD player and GameCube but since I don’t use them all the time I like to put them away in my closet to keep the room looking clean.
Clutter. Organize any surfaces and shelves. My desk and dresser top are usually full of stuff and look ridiculous. I keep all my perfume and such on my dresser so I like to clear any garbage and line up my perfume neatly. Do the same for objects you have on your desk. Put your pencils in a jar and stack papers and notebooks.
Plants. If you have any make sure to tell them how great they are. Then dust them off :)
Outcasts. Take a laundry basket or box and anything that does not belong in your room or does not have a place put in the box. Then put them in their rightful place or find them a new home. Tip: Pizza cutter belongs in the kitchen.
What’s left? Take anything that is left on the floor that you are not sure where to put and throw it in a laundry basket. Every day tell yourself to pick out 3 objects and find it a home.
Vacuum or sweep. Don’t forget to dust and wipe down surfaces and shades. Also, open a window to air out the room and feel fresh! Time to relax and enjoy.
I hope these steps helped you get your room to look a little more orderly! I definitely always need to think of cleaning in steps or break it down so I will actually do it.
I try to convince myself I don’t mind living in a mess but once it’s clean it feels so good!
Storm prep. Tonight we are expecting severe thunderstorms and a high likelyhood of tornadoes associated with these storms. While I don’t think the storm shutters were vital, I have never used them before. I wanted to see how long it took to put them up (about 45 minutes for the whole house) and to make sure that all the components were present.
But before any storm which has the potential to knock out utilities for any length of time, ensure you have lighting. Candles are great. Tea candles are about $10 for a 100 on Amazon. Ensure you have flashlights. Drinking water can potentially become an issue. Before a bad storm or hurricane, clean out any bathtubs with a disinfectant spray and rinse thoroughly. Then fill with water. An average bathtub can hold 60 to 80 gallons of potable water which can be used for drinking, cooking, or sanitation. Charge all battery powered items…. cell phones, cameras, etc.
Still impatient about Good Morning Call until Spring 2017?
Watch Miss in Kiss 2016 (Netflix)📺
Miss in Kiss is the fifth adaptation of the popular Japanese manga Itazura na Kiss. A romantic Taiwanese comedy story where a high school girl finally confesses her love to a fellow senior. However he arrogantly turns her down and rejects her. But as fate would have it a natural disaster destroys her home leading to both her and her father moving in with his chilhood friends who ends up being the father of her classmate whom she confessed her love to.
Unlike GMC Miss in Kiss is being uploaded on Netflix every other week.😒
⬇These are the other remakes⬇
Itazura na Kiss (Japanese) 1996
It Started with a Kiss (Taiwanese) 2005
•Season 2 - They Kiss Again
Playful Kiss (Korean) 2010
Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo (Japanese) 2013
•Season 2 - Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Okinawa
I hope you guys enjoy this drama. The first three episodes are available on Netflix. Episode 4 should be up by December 15th🎄☃.
Can you recommend me some tragic love movies? And may I know some of your favorite directors?
The truth is I’m not usually into romantic films & love stories - but I think the following could be qualified as both tragic & romantic and I would warmly recommend any of them. I hope you find something you like - xx.
Les Enfants du Paradis (1945) Marcel Carné.
Dies Irae (1943) Carl Theodor Dreyer.
Gertrud (1964) Carl Theodor Dreyer.
À bout de souffle (1960) Jean-Luc Godard.
The Earrings of Madame de… (1953) Max Ophüls.
Le Mépris (1963) Jean-Luc Godard.
La belle et la bête (1946), Jean Cocteau.
L’Eclisse (1962) Michelangelo Antonioni.
City Lights (1931) Charles Chaplin.
Pickpocket (1959) Robert Bresson.
Les Visiteurs du Soir (1942) Marcel Carné.
Brief Encounter (1945) David Lean.
Lilith (1964) Robert Rossen.
Letters from an Unknown Woman (1948) Max Ophüls.
Laura (1944) Otto Preminger.
Ossessione (1943) Luchino Visconti
[Some of my favourite directors at the moment are Ingmar Bergman, Andrei Tarkovsky, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Bresson, Marcel Carné, Max Ophüls, Luchino Visconti, David Lynch, Jean Cocteau, Maya Deren, Jean Renoir, F.W. Murnau, Béla Tarr, Fritz Lang…]