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anonymous asked:

What does the inside of an okiya look like? I'm fascinated by Japanese architecture and was wondering whether there are any images of geiko/maiko inside an okiya. I know it probably sounds a bit strange, but I'd love to know what the interior decor of a traditional Kyoto okiya looks like. You're a very kind person to maintain this blog whilst patiently answering all our questions, so thank you very much. My favourite maiko is Katsuna :)

Here is a short summary of the general composition of an okiya:

Okiya are usually pretty small, like most classic Japanese wooden houses and from the outside, it often looks like okiya and ochaya are very closely crowded together in the hanamachi.

Okiya have traditional Japanese sliding doors called fusuma (like most traditional Japanese houses) and byobu, foldable paper screens, and shoji which are also used as room dividers.

An okiya has a kitchen, which are usually super modern and big these days, a dining room, several rooms for sleeping, one or two dressing rooms, one or sometimes several rooms to store kimono and obi, either several bathrooms or a seperate bathhouse (this often depends on the age of the building), a salon to welcome guests in and sometimes a living room. Older okiya also often don’t have central heating.

The entrace of an okiya has a traditional Japanese genkan, which either has a stone floor or just tramped down soil. In the genkan, there are benches for visitors and shoe cabinets and there is a small step in front of which you take off your shoes before entering the house.

Most okiya have two stories, the living spaces are on the ground floor and the sleeping spaces are on the first floor.

Most okiya are built around a small Japanese garden in the center of the house.

There are a lot of documentaries in which you can see okiya from the inside! Here are some of them:

- Geisha Girl by the BBC (2005)
- History of Geisha by the NHK
- Japon: Au cœur de l'une des dernières écoles de geishas (French)
- Seasoning the Seasons: The Enigmatigmatic Entertainers of Gion
- Beautiful Kyoto: Being a Maiko

anonymous asked:

Hi Emma, I want to start a studyblr too. Please give me some tips. :(

Hello! These are my top tips:

  • set with a related url and icon - whilst some people choose not to have a study related url, it can help to have something that gives people an idea what your blog is about! Also personalised icons are super popular and a cool way to differentiate your blog! @annistudio makes awesome custom icons for a minimum of $3 which is great for the quality of work she does! Otherwise you can make your own!
  • have a user-friendly theme - my pet peeve is themes! I also like mine to look pretty, be functional and free from glitches. Make sure your followers can see everything clearly, navigate through your posts quickly and there are clear links to all your pages. My favourite theme makers include @modernisethemes​​, @neonbikethemes​​, @acuite​​, @pohroro​, @magnusthemes​, @bychloethemes​, @sorrism and @themesbyflorels.
  • make an introductory post - these are super cute in the studyblr community and people love to find new blogs and read a little about someone. Tag your favourite blogs or your most inspirational blogs and hope they’ll see it and reblog it too!
  • upload your own tips/advice posts - people love reading tips and tricks that other studyblrs use so feel free to share you own! If you make a post, feel free to submit a link to my masterpost blog @studyblrmasterposts
  • use popular tags - this includes #studyblr, #studyspo, etc. This can help give your post a little bit of extra exposure. Tag some of the urls of your favourite blogs. For instance if you take a post with #emmastudies I’ll see it and reblog it!
  • join studyblr networks - I’ve seen a few of these pop up around and about so if you see one, join in! It is also a great way to make friends and get some mutual followers!
  • use a queue - if you use the queue option you don’t need to be on Tumblr 24/7 and that means you can still have an active blog when you’re not around. If you’re having an off-Tumblr day or week, it doesn’t matter because you’ll still be seemingly online!
  • join my studyblr directory list - I created a list of studyblrs which you can see here. It is a collection of different accounts in categories like their education level, their examination system, what country they’re from or the language they study, etc. If you’d like to add yours too it, go to here!

I think running one is great, I’d totally recommend it! :-) xx

Hey Followers and Riverdale Fans!

This Riverdale blog is pretty new, mainly because the CW show Riverdale is pretty new. As a new blog I haven’t been able to connect with other Riverdale blogs or fans very much. So….here is my solution. 

I am looking for blogs to follow that :

  • Reblog Riverdale posts (does not have to be exclusively Riverdale) though)
  • Makes original Riverdale edits

If you or an account you know applies to either of the terms above, please reblog this post. If you are reblogging for a blog that is not you own make sure to tag them. I will be checking all reblogs for this post, no exceptions

Note: You must be following @veronica-vixen

chained-to-the-mirror  asked:

Do you remember your first impression of Sherlock? I've been reading your blogs since pretty much from when you first started talking on here, but that seems so long ago and my memory isn't the best. I'd see what you had to say back then but it's hard to do on mobile, sorry.

jesus christ, this bloke’s good looking

why does he want to talk to me

why does he still seem to want to talk to me

he’s fit and I don’t know what to do

he sent me food, why does he care

what the hell does he even see in me

he’s brilliant and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to bear not being around him

i’m completely and utterly fucked

how did I get this lucky

oh also!!! while im like actively using this blog again!!! does anyone have any ideas for my Hurley cosplay im planning? Like her outfit is pretty much already described but im not sure what to do for her hair? my hair is short and blonde and im considering curling it? i also have a lot of wigs but i definitely see her hair as being very short, im just not sure abt the color! my girlfriend is gonna be Sloane and were also playing around with what her outfit should look like! were definitely gonna make some raven and ram masks that will help make it more obvious who were cosplaying and also playing with the idea of making like…matching jackets with a bunch of like “sponsor” patches with various companies/stores mentioned in the series and putting “the raven” and “the ram” on the back! also, any ideas for what the gaia sash should look like? im thinking just lots of fake vines and braiding them together?
fuck i hope people recognize us like Animazement is a pretty BIG con so hopefully theyll be at least a handful of other taz fans!!!!

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So I’ve made my own crochet sweater pattern for the first time! It’s gonna be a silver and black Venom pullover based on the one featured in @hannahblumenreich‘s wonderful comic, which you can read here: http://hannahblumenreich.tumblr.com/post/140880595913/aunt-may-does-right-by-her-nephew

After I read it, I HAD to looked at pretty much all of her spiderman art, so I REALLY recommend you at least look at the comics on her blog, they’re ALL good. (now that my nose is good and brown, let me talk about something else) After I saw the sweater in the comic, I realized that I NEEDED that sweater, but I couldn’t find one like it ANYWHERE!! So I just went “fuck it, I need that, I’m making one.”

For those that crochet, I made a chain of 45, skipped the last stitch, and single stitched until I reached the end again. Then, I did a 1:1 pattern of front-back double crochets for three rows. I switched to single stitch for the rest, and I’m basically going to do this for the entire sweater. Once that’s done, I’ll slip stich the sides and tops together and do the same 1:1 pattern of front-back doubles around the collar. I hope that was coherent. This pattern is pretty much free for anyone to use, just tell me if you make this, I’d love to see what other people make!!! (I’d also love it if you checked out @hannahblumenreich seriously I’m pretty sure she’s one of the few people I know of that loves Spiderman more than me) Also this is taking like six balls of THE SOFTEST yarn i’ve ever felt, I highly recommend Lion Brand super bulky, IT’S SO SOFT THIS IS GONNA BE THE BEST SWEATER!!!

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Autumn has arrived!

Can you believe it? I’m already 19 months old! Time sure does fly when you’re having fun. This weekend, me and Mom are going to compete in Obedience again, and I’m really looking forward to it! Speaking of fun stuff, I’ve begun my Search-and-Rescue training! It’s great, I get to run around in the forest and find people to play with! Best sport ever!

  • October 19th, 2016

anonymous asked:

@jilys

@jilys

Do they follow me: Yes | No
Do I follow them: Yes | No | Now
What I think about their blog: lol don’t even get me started okay dfjsdnf urm well i think anyone who follows liyah will agree that her blog is perfection ?? she’s one of my role models on this site. i genuinely look up to her and everything she does. her edits inspire me so much, her blog is just so pretty and beautiful and i’m always jealous of her themes and just… the amount of times i’ve been attemtped to steal her themes but then i don’t want it to look like i’m copying her xD (i’m the worst lmao) but on top of that, she’s lovely, she’s friendly, she’s sweet like sugar and honey and cinnamon mixed together, and i love her so damn dearly.

send me an url anonymously

He's My Soul What?
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Soul Family. 
Soul Mates.
Soul Twin.
Twin Flames…

Just about everyone has (or is looking for) a special “someone” in their life, but what does all of the spiritual terminology mean?

It’s pretty easy to get confused with all of those terms. I know I was for a while…which is part of the reason I chose to write this blog post. I’ll go into the best detail I can about their meanings, the differences (and the similarities) of each. The best way to go about this is to think of it as a Venn Diagram. Each is unique, but it all overlaps.


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…But First

You’re not meant to be alone in life. No one is. We may be lonely at times, or heartbroken even—but I’ve never had a client that that didn’t have a soulmate already in, or coming into their lives (if the client was willing to receive them). The only people who are alone are the ones that consciously and actively choose to be alone by energetically pushing their soulmates away. The best way to push love away is to convince yourself you would be miserable with it, or that it won’t make you happy. If you tell that to the universe, the universe will listen. 

The best way to indraw love is to prepare for it. You can do this by getting rid of things in your home you don’t use or need (by means of a yard sale, donating it to charity or even simply throwing things out you no longer use). Getting rid of old energy in a home always allows new, positive energy in. And springtime is the perfect time to do it! 

So if you’re wanting to bring a soulmate into your life (or a new job, friends, or opportunities) what you basically need to do is get rid of old stuff. Works like a charm every time. Why? Because everything is energy! Letting go of old energy always allows us to receive the new.

Soul Family

Your soul family is best described as your family on the soul level. These are people who incarnate with you across lifetimes. They can be good or bad people. The bad ones incarnate in this life with you to help you learn a particularly hard lesson, and balance negative relationship karma. The good ones incarnate with you to help you grow and support you. I see soul family often times incarnate as actual family, or best friends. Not everyone in your soul family is a soulmate, but all soulmates are soul family. 


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Soulmates

Soulmates are very close soul family. They aren’t just restricted to sexual relationships, either. You also do not necessarily have just one in life—you can have several! I’ve seen soulmates incarnate as sisters, mother/son, father/daughter, best friends…you name it. I also seen them as lovers or spouses, of course—but a soulmate can truly be defined as a close soul family relationship.

Soulmates are people you’ve had close relationships with incarnation after incarnation. You can usually tell if someone is your soulmate when you feel like you’ve met them before, even if it’s your first time meeting them. The relationship is just “natural”. You could’ve known them a day and it feels like you’ve known each other for a lifetime. You finish each other’s sentences. Their energy feels like “home”. Some people even get a “buzzing” feeling around a soulmate. That feeling is your body’s way of telling you that person is a significant part of your life.


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Soul Twin

Very rare, but based on my research, soul twins are getting less rare these days. The term “soul twin” is usually used synonymously with twin flame, but they are not necessarily the same. A soul twin is someone who is your divine compliment. Literally. Also, unlike soul family or soulmates, you only have one soul twin. They were designed to be your compliment on the soul level. They are the soulmate of soulmates (and if they’ve incarnated with you, they are usually sexual relationships but not necessarily restricted to that). When a soul is made, it is made with a compliment. Like yin and yang. A soul twin is either very close to you in life or (if they chose not to incarnate) very closely helping you on the other side. I’ve seen less than five instances where a soul twin wasn’t a romantic partner.

The way you can tell someone is your soul twin is you both have an unusual amount of synchronicities (dates, childhoods, life experiences, quirks, interests). And yet, be exact opposites about other things. One is always predominantly yin and the other, yang. Much like soulmates, you may barely know them but can immerse yourself in a deep, passionate conversation with them as if you had both been friends for decades. Your energy will always buzz around a soul twin, and you’ll usually have very similar or almost identical energy signatures. 

A soul twin is unforgettable. Once you meet your soul twin and “click”, you’ll always have that person in the back of your mind to one degree or another for the rest of your life. I usually see soul twins appear in the lives of older souls. I think this is less common among younger souls because the chemistry is too intense. Which leads me to the last category…


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Twin Flame

Twin flames are soul twins who are destined to be together. This is almost verbatim what my guides told me (because I had to ask). For the longest time I wasn’t sure what the difference between “soul twin” and “twin flame” was, but according to my guides a twin flame is a soul twin that you’re meant to have a romantic relationship with. All twin flames are soul twins. All soul twins are soulmates. All soulmates are soul family (but the reverse is not necessarily true—if that helps with hierarchy). 

Much like a soul twin, a twin flame is also unforgettable. The relationship won’t necessarily start with “love at first sight”, but when they meet and finally “click”, there is an obvious and distinct chemistry that others will take notice of. When they’re around each other, the air not only buzzes, but there is an almost tangible distortion. There’s also a permanent empathic connection that is made that could only be described as “heart strings” which may fade but unlike every other type of chord, cannot ever be completely severed. A twin flame and by proxy, a soul twin will almost always be able to gauge how the other twin is feeling or even what they’re thinking. 

A twin flame relationship is deep, intense and powerful—but not always long-term. I think this is because the relationship is almost too intense. The ones that do have long-term relationships (such as the relationship between Edgar Cayce and Gladys Davis Turner) are very old souls who have worked on handling their intensity across lifetimes. It takes a lot of work to keep a twin flame…but for obvious reasons, it is certainly worth it.

When you meet your twin flame, you know it’s your twin flame. Your very soul recognizes them on a soul-level as your twin. It’s as if their energy shines, and your feelings for them resonate within you down to the deepest part of your heart. You’ll think about them every day, to one degree or another. Also, due to the uniqueness of a twin flame relationship, the things you see as issues that need to be worked out with your partner are always issues you need to work on within yourself. Also, age and even looks don’t matter with a twin flame. The love of a twin flame goes beyond age or physical appearance.

Another trend amongst twin flame relationships is that they work like a caduceus from top to bottom. At the start of the relationship they may not see each other much, may occasionally run into each other or even may barely be on each other’s radar—but they always begin to intertwine more and more until they eventually become significant parts of each others lives. 

So in conclusion…

The terms overlap, but I like to think of them in levels. Not everyone is meant to meet their twin flame in this lifetime per se, but they’re certainly not meant to be alone. I believe everyone has at least soulmate, and is meant to find their soulmate (whether it be a friend, lover or family) at some point in their life. 

A Splash of Colour - Art References

So, since I’m using references for the tattoos Bickslow has in this specific AU (note: hasn’t been finished yet), I decided to make a short post with the original pictures they were based on. I can say for certain that I won’t do them justice in the fic, so, this post will really just be for those who want to see what part of Bickslow’s character in my hairdresser AU was based on. 

Firstly, is his chest piece, which is pretty much based on @captain-asti‘s fanart for him here. (I’m sure as hell not going to repost the art, but I highly recommend you go look at it on their blog since it’s wonderful and amazing.) 

And, secondly, this fox one: 

Well… He does have more in the AU (I’m a sucker for tattooed!Bix just as much as I am for Glasses!Bix [dear lord help me]), but these are pretty much the only two that are specifically mentioned/explained in the fic. So for now, these are the only ones I’m posting. 

I’ll reblog this/add to it if necessary once the story is completed though. But for the time being, this is it! 

how-do-life-does  asked:

I can tell you about one of my crushes. He is v tall and v strong and looks like a greek god, but he is also so sweet and dorky! He has lovely curly hair and pretty eyes and an amazing laugh and yeah it's Tyler Scheid 😉😍 Anyway, somehow just got to your blog and I love it! Keep on keepin' on!

S A M E !!! he is so cute aahhhhh also thank u!!! i just found yours and followed u (from my main) 👉🏻😎👉🏻

paralyzingpotterhead  asked:

Came for an active fairy tail blog and stayed for your in depth reviews, responses to others, your critiques, and just your general opinions (even the ones I disagree with tbh) I'm actually pretty bummed out that I didn't find you blog until so close to ft's end, but I'm still looking forward to all your future content!

Thanks! I just hope my future content does a good job living up to my current content

literallyhusbands  asked:

im painting a tortoro! (thats interesting i guess lol)

that’s definitely interesting :o i bet it looks rlly cool

url: meh | omg cool | rlly rlly good? | please give me ur url

theme: default | it’s ok | pretty!!!!!! woah!! | can u make my next theme

posts: not my thing sorry | p good | heckin gREAT | i give up just run my blog

icon: its ok | v cute v cute | where did u even fIND THIS

am i followin: nop sorry buddie but ily :( | i sure as heck am now | of course i am | if i unfollow u assume i’ve been replaced with a robot

please do not send in any more blograte requests!

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hello friends ! it’s been awhile since i’ve done these and i wanna spread some love :’)

what to do:

  • send me a song rec
  • like/reblog this post
  • follow me maybe ??
  • be patient :)

they will look like this:

url: don’t get it | not bad | nice | good job | love it omg | who did you kill

theme: not my type | ehh | decent | I like it | pretty amazing | I’m stealing it

icon: don’t get it | not bad | nice | pretty | flawless omg

posts: not my type | not bad | nice job | love | perfection | give me your password

following: no sorry | just followed | yes | haha do you mean stalk | 

i’ll be tagging them as “nicole does blog rates” if u wanna blacklist

*i might not be able to get to all of you if i get too many, i’ll send u a nice message if i cant

Pretend to Be Mine, Pretty Please

AO3, AFF

Title: Pretend to be mine, pretty please
Pairing: SoonHoon
Fandom: Seventeen
Rating: pg-13 for curse words
Words: 2245
Summary: Jihoon doesn’t hold a grudge against Seungcheol. Really, he doesn’t. And he definitely does not think that the kiosk’s clerk looks hot. Nope. Definitely not.
Notes: Based on the prompt: ‘my ex is about to walk by with their new bf/gf and I need you to pretend to be my bf/gf until they go away’. I usually post my stuff on my writing blog, but I wanted to post this one on this blog because sOONHOON. Also yes its crack. Not too much, but characteristics have been emphasized for comedic purposes.

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fulllbusters  asked:

Hello!! So first lemme just say good luck with the new blog and I'm also glad there's another hq headcanon blog now bc I am highkey hq trash. And I'd also like to request jealous oikawa, nishinoya, kuroo, and terushima??

I feel you on that highkey hq trash thing….
Also first ask for my namesake!!!  YAY!!!

Oikawa:

Oikawa can get jealous pretty easily to be honest.  He does put some effort in to look as nice as he does, so if he sees someone who looks like they can do it more naturally, he’ll start feeling insecure around them.  If he’s with his s/o it turns into jealousy pretty easily

He’ll make a big deal about it, but he won’t do it aggressively.  He’ll just start acting in a way that’s sure to get his s/o’s attention completely on him.

That might include (but isn’t limited to) grabbing their hand, trying to take a picture with them, physically tugging them away, just coming up behind and hugging them… Honestly, he’s not afraid of being rude to the other person.

That being said, if he ends up making his s/o feel uncomfortable as a result, he’ll be super apologetic and will make sure to make it up to them in some way (probably by buying them something…)

If all else fails, he has been known to pout.

Nishinoya:

Rarely gets jealous. Or at least, rarely gets seriously jealous.  Lowkey jealousy often happens, but then he tends to respond to that with something to get his s/o’s attention back on him.  (His team is sorry to say that practicing “Rolling Thunder” has been known to happen in this situation…)

So there are two types of jealousy with him that both have different responses.

Lowkey jealousy is going to end up with Nishinoya acting semi-obnoxiously making sure that his s/o’s full attention in on him.  It’s pretty harmless stuff he’s doing and it’s really just him trying to make himself “bigger.”

Highkey jealous where he’s honestly getting worried/irritated by the other person will get him in serious game mode, and he just gets quieter, but sticks closer to his s/o and there’s this look on his face which can end up being pretty intimidating.

He’s going to be a little more touchy-feely after “the interloper” (a word Saeko used once and Noya really liked the sound of) is gone.

Kuroo:

Hooo boy, it will take his s/o actively trying to make him jealous to get him jealous. Laid-back and confident, along with a critical eye for detail he’s rarely worried about someone coming between him and his s/o.

And it’s honestly a bad idea to make him jealous because he’ll see right through it an instant and will just tease.

That being said, there’s been a few occasions (very rare) where he’s actually felt threatened by someone else.  When that happens, there is an evil scheming cat right there.

He will be rude and snarky, but will do it in a way that’s totally innocent and the only person left there looking bad is the other person.  He will analyze this person instantly and knows exactly what to say to get them to back off.

He’ll wrap an arm around his s/o, looking totally at ease, but there’s something in his eyes that is daring anyone to try something.

Terushima:

Because this boy doesn’t know the meaning of “low self-confidence” he doesn’t get jealous very easily.  Why would he when he’s as awesome as he is?  And when him and his s/o are so wrapped up in each other?  (He loves with all his heart and fully expects his s/o to be the same.)

When he does though, that lack of self-consciousness can end up being a bad thing.  He’s not afraid of acting in a mildly aggressive manner if he thinks that’s what it will take to get the other person to leave his s/o alone.  

He is totally fine with acting rude if he thinks that’s what the situation calls for.  Let me rephrase that, he’s totally fine with acting rude if he thinks that’s what the situation calls for, even if it’s not what the situation actually calls for.

He never means to embarrass his s/o, but he ends up doing it anyway.  He’s so heartfelt in his apologies though that it’s hard to stay mad at him.  

His jealousy tends to pass quickly.  It’s there and then as soon as the person leaves it’s gone.  

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some lovely flowers

halla folks!

today is sunday, and i am procrastinating bc i don’t really want to study French verbs (do you feel me) so I decided to shoutout some blogs i’ve been loving over the past few weeks (or longer).

@lostlxmb ; elena’s bujo is one of the first ones i’ve fallen in love with. it’s so simple but just pure aesthetic. like the colors look so pretty and her handwriting is to die for. i love looking at her spreads when I am looking for inspiration for mine. 

@studylustre ; gosh. carol’s blog is just goals. all of her posts are so aesthetic and just pretty to look at, idk what she does to make her pics so aesthetic but i wanna know!! like, i look at her stuff and my mind goes like ??? how??? another thing i love about her blog is that everything is so clean and light. also!! i love these white flowers you put in your pics sometimes they are so cute

@studyrose ; yes, cheyenne. her bujo is goals, honestly. you can see me in school scrolling through her blog (my phone hidden behind my pencil case) looking for inspiration for my journal or for quotes or doodle ideas. like, i think i’ve spent more time on her blog than on anyone else’s. also (i think it’s worth mentioning) cheyenne has an other blog @viphalo which i also love (it delights my dash with pictures of my dearest harry, what would i want more)

@somestudy ; ella has one of the coolest journals ever. i started following her when I saw a pic of her bujo with a raven cycle page, and i’ve been in love with her journal ever since. She always comes up with these cool ideas for spreads which look so artsy and pretty. and she does all these different fonts which i love!!!

thank you for being an inspiration!!

 lots of love, 

magali xx