here’s another compilation of my fav sentence starters bc i love making these !! feel free to add your own(◕‿◕✿)
1. “Your hair is so soft..” 2. “It’s too cold! Come back!” 3. “No, I’m not letting you go. It’s too early to get out of bed.” 4. “C’mere, you can sit in my lap until I’m done working.” 5. “I’m not going to stop poking you until you give me some attention.” 6. “Shh, you’re safe. I won’t let you go.” 7. “What? does that feel good?” 8. “Just pretend to be my date.” 9. “He/She did it.”“No he/she did.” 10. “I think I’m in love with you and I’m terrified.” 11. “It’s not a double dat. We’re just third and fourth wheeling.” 12. “No no–it’s alright, come here.” 13. “I’m not going to leave you. You’re never going to have to suffer by yourself again, I promise.” 14. “Look, I know we don’t know each other that well, but I’m still worried about you. No one deserves to be alone.” 15. “If I could, I would kiss away all of your scars.” 16. “I think I might be falling in love with you.” 17. “Your lips are so soft. I could kiss them all day.” 18. “It’s not bad to cry. In fact, I think it makes a person stronger.” 19. “Mmm.. you’re warm.” 20. “You’re so cute when you’re half asleep like this..” 21. “I’ve had a rough day and honestly all I want right now is a drink and someone to cuddle with..” 22. “No, you can’t get up! You’re my prisoner for today.” 23. “Shh, it was just a bad dream. Just a dream, okay? None of it was really.” 24. “You know I’m/we’re always here for you, right?” 25. “Please talk to me about it.” 26. “You have something in you hair.. um–do you want me to get it out?” 27. “I remember practicing how to ask you out in the mirror..” 28. “I would’ve had breakfast ready, but you were sleeping on my arm and I didn’t want to wake you.” 29. “I know I’ve kissed you like, ten times, but just like another ten, please.” 30. “I can’t believe I got the first date, let alone a year.” 31. “Wanna, like–I mean, if you’re not busy.. We could get lunch? Or even just coffee if you don’t have a lot of time?” 32. “So I was driving past a pet store and couldn’t help but wonder how cute an animal would be like in our home..” 33. “Let’s just stay in bed.” 34. “We live together. You can’t blame this on anyone else.” 35. “I think I might be pregnant..” 36. “I want to try for a baby.” 37. “You would make the perfect father/mother.” 38. “Think about it. The little patter of children in our home.” 39. “I want to marry you.” 40. “I want to take a shower so you should probably join me. It’ll save water.”
41. “You’re just not the same anymore..” 42. “It’s midnight! Where the hell were you?” 43. “What the hell is your problem?!” 44. “Why do you run away from your problems all the time?” 45. “You can’t keep it all inside, you know? Bottling it up won’t do any good.” 46. “Hey, I know you’re hurting.. but, you’re not alone, okay?” 47. “I hate you! I’m sorry it took me so damn long to realize that.” 48. “You lost your chance.” 49. “I’m sorry if I gave you the wrong impression.” 50. “You can’t just lose your temper like this every time you get a bit upset!” 51. “Calm down! You’re scaring me!” 52. “Don’t look at me like that.” 53. “Were you ever going to tell me?” 54. “I’m done trying to help you!” 55. “Sorry doesn’t fix everything.” 56. “You didn’t call. You didn’t text. Nothing.” 57. “It isn’t up for debate.” 58. “I don’t know what’s wrong, okay? I’m just… really tired.” 59. “I’m fine. Stop asking.” 60. “I’m not leaving until you tell me what’s wrong, and don’t try lying to me.” 61. “I hope someday you get a taste of your own medicine.” 62. “Pack you shit and go. Get the fuck out of my sight!” 63. “Is this how little you think of me?” 64. “I can’t do this anymore.. not with you.” 65. “Are you happy now? Huh? DOES THIS MAKE YOU HAPPY?!” 66. “You said you’d always be there for me… so how did this happened? Why weren’t you there?” 67. “Did it ever occur to you that you’re hurting me too?” 68. “I don’t need help! I just want the pain to stop!” 69. “We can be friends instead.” 70. “I tried to move on, but nobody is you.” 71. “Do I look like I’ve moved on?” 72. “I don’t remember a fight or a reason, so what happened? Why did we break up?” 73. “Can I at least buy you a coffee? For old times sake.” 74. “I can’t take the loneliness anymore.” 75. “What are you talking about? You’re married!” 76. “I feels like everyone just forgot I exist.” 77. “Maybe I’m meant to be alone.” 78. “I gave you your chance, and you just used it to stab me in the back.” 79. “I’ve been alone for so long..” 80. “But you promised..”
81. “I think you’ll be happy to know that I’m not wearing any underwear.” 82. “I want you. Right here. Right now.” 83. “I’d be more than happy to show you a good time, if you’re looking for one.” 84. “It’s like you want to ruin men/women for me.” 85. “It’s been a long day. Why don’t we help each other unwind?” 86. “Oh don’t mind me. Just enjoying the view.” 87. “They always make shower sex sounds so appealing, but honestly, this is getting dangerous.” 88. “Did you just… finish?” 89. “Tell me what you want.” 90. “Get on your knees. Now.” 91. “Your lips make me wonder what the rest of you would taste like..” 92. “I don’t like being told what to do unless I’m naked.” 93. “Move your hands to the side. I want to hear you.” 94. “You’re so sexy when you’re all hot and bothered.” 95. “How bad do you want me?” 96. “Do you know how bad I want you?” 97. “I’ve been thinking about this all night.”98. “Don’t cover your face. I want to see you.” 99. “Come sit in my lap.” 100. “You’re so beautiful all spread out like this, just for me.”
So I just did a post about how I manage my time and my daily schedule and such, and I felt like this part is really important and was getting lost in the minutiae of my day, so I made it a separate post. I was talking about various ways in which my life is not necessarily “normal”, like how I go to bed at 7:30, which people treat as one of my eccentricities, and rightly so. But while it is weird it speaks to the crux of my life philosophy, which I’ve spoken about before as regards dealing with anon hate:
My time and attention are finite resources and they have a value I can bestow where I wish. If something is not necessary to survive, does not solve a problem, or does not provide joy, I stop doing it.
I pay my bills and do my dishes and wash my clothes because you have to do those things. I engage in activism and try to stay current on the news because I believe I have a moral duty to contribute to society, and I run because it’s good for my heart and my body. I have friendships, engage in fandom, play the ukulele, write, go to concerts and movies and art galleries because it brings me joy to do so.
Going to bed early solves a problem for me: I wasn’t doing anything useful with that time anyway, I wasn’t enjoying myself or feeling happy. If I wasn’t getting any benefit from that time, how could I put it to better use? Sleeping is beneficial, so I tried that, and it worked; I get more sleep and I don’t miss anything I can’t catch up with. Work doesn’t make me especially happy or fulfill me in ways we could all wish, but that’s okay. Work is necessary to survive, so I do it. I don’t date much because I tried dating semi-recently and the promise of future joy did not outweigh the lack of joy that dating itself brought to my life; it was painful, ugly, and boring, and so I stopped doing it.
The dating thing may change in the future, if eventually the promise of a relationship becomes more enticing, but it’s an example of how the pursuit of happiness is non-standard, and you are allowed to weigh the cost against the payoff based on your own personal feelings, not on society’s dictates. Because it turns out when you are doing what makes you happy, when you feel joy, you could give two shits about what everyone else thinks should make you happy.
Sometimes, what brings me joy is sitting on the couch listening to a podcast I’ve already heard ten times and playing a stupid mindless flash game; I often catch myself thinking “I could be doing something more useful, something cooler, something more active” and remind myself “But this is making me happy, and it’s what I’m capable of doing right now.”
“Does this make me happy” or, if you’re struggling with happiness, “Does this calm and soothe me” is a great metric for what you should be doing in life when you are on your own time. It’s a good way to check in with yourself and lead yourself towards a more fulfilling life on your own terms.
If you are out at a bar with friends, stop and ask, does this make me happy? Because there is no way in which asking that does not help. If being at a bar doesn’t make you happy and if it’s the only time you see your friends, maybe it’s time for a change; you are now free to pursue something that will make you happy. If being at a bar doesn’t make you happy but your friends do, and this is one way to bond with them of many, then it’s a cost with a later benefit, and you’ve now become conscious that while you aren’t happy right this minute, you are paying into future joy. And if you like being out at a bar with friends and are having a good time, then you’ve reaffirmed to yourself that you are happy and this is where you want to be. And affirming that you are feeling joy is a great thing to do.
You don’t have to be happy all the time – but on your own time, when work and chores and the duties of the day are done, you should devote yourself to finding joy in whatever form that takes, be it a nap or a party or a date or your kids or, I don’t know, watching people make fake food on YouTube.
Believing that your time and attention have value and should only be bestowed on the worthy means coming to believe that you have value, which is so hard to do that I’ll take any shortcut I can get. Devoting your time time and attention only to what is necessary or what is pleasurable means learning a great deal about what you value, and I truly believe leads you to a more fulfilled life.
So when people ask me about time management, I have real tips and tricks to offer – but I think the most important think I can offer is the suggestion that whatever time you have, you should believe it has value because it is yours, and you should direct it appropriately.
Yes hello I am a Alex and this is a thing of how I do a witchcraft. If you do this a certain way feel free to not listen. If you don’t like the way I do it lit, donut do it this way :3 that is all
What is a sigil?
“an inscribed or painted symbol considered to have magical power.” -google aka a digital or physical painting/drawing/craving/or anything with a design that is given a certain meaning by the person who made it.
What are sigils used for?
The maker draws a doodle (more or less) and charges it with their intent.
Can anybody make one?
How complicated does it have to be/look like?
It shouldn’t be that hard or pretty, as long as it pleases you it is fine
What materials do you gotta use?
Whatever you got. digital or physical. Paper and pencil/pen/blood/wax/anything - Wood drawing things/knife to carve Literally a n y t h i n g
Do sigils have to be aesthetically pleasing?
Nope :3 just has to have meaning it you/someone you’re making it for
Do you have to be a witch to use sigils?
No you don’t. It’s up to you and your beliefs
Where can you put sigils?
*cracks knuckles* Shoes, binders, behind phone cases, under tables, under chairs, on your nails with sharpies then put nail polish over it, in your car, in a pillow, draw them on yourself (thighs, stomachs, arms, whatever), clothes tags, out of ketchup on your food, literally anything and everything you can think of
Can I cut out a sigil for a keychain or somethin?
Yes, and you can put them on your alter, hang em in a car, etc
Can you use sigils in spells?
Yes you can, just like tarot cards and oracle cards
Can you have two different sigils for the same thing?
Yes you can (ex. if you have one for happiness, but want to make another one for happiness, you can draw a different design) (ex. 2- if you see someone make one to ward off depression and want to make one for the same reason, you can make one but with a different design)
How do you “activate” a sigil?
As soon as you draw it, it’s activated. However if you want to give it a little umph, you can bury them, burn them, submerge it in water, etc. If burning you can wafe (is that even a word) an object through the smoke to charge it with your intent
Are sigils used for cursing/hexing too?
Sure can be, up to you and your beliefs/craft
What all can you use sigils for?
Everything. happiness, good luck, help to study, anti*illness*, help your plants grow, help your phone battery last longer, help Kendall to not be a bitch, the list is endless
And finally, how do you a sigil?
Understand what you want the sigil for, I would suggest a simple one at first so I’m going to explain how to do it for happiness
Gather your resources, again I’m doing a easy one so I am going to “use” a pencil and paper
Get in the mindset of the intent you are going for, so this one is happy. Maybe do some stretching before and clear your mind
Now that you’re all razzle dazzled in a happy mood, close you eyes and thing, what shape in happiness to you right in that moment. Do you thing it’s a bunch of lines or even as simple as a heart? Thing about it
Now if you have trouble with step 4 (like I do, ADHD is a lil bitch) play some music that makes you happy or a movie. Does Frozen make you happy? Maybe draw a lil snowflake
Now as fun as it is to draw an elaborate sigil, remember, this can go into your Grimoire or BoS for you to copy onto other things
The most important thing now,
Magic requires consent
Please don’t put “Make Justin love me”
Instead you can put“Attract someone who would love me that has the same traits as Justin”
RETROGRADE PLANETS [IN THE BIRTH CHART]: A retrograde action is a planet slowing down. In contrast to the velocity of the Earth, it appears to be going backward. No planet ever goes backward or leaves its orbit. It is always moving forward. The apparent backward motion of a retrograde is simply the loss of velocity. The Sun and Moon never go into retrograde motion.
Retrograde planets represent work that must be achieved in this lifetime because it was not accomplished or reconciled in a past life.
MERCURY RETROGRADE: A Mercury retrograde usually occurs every three months, so that there are three or four Mercury retrograde periods per year, each lasting exactly twenty-one days. When Mercury goes retrograde, if you were born during a Mercury retrograde, it is a time to really make contact with yourself. You will be inspired and moved to recognize your ideas and thought processes with clarity.
When a person is born with a Mercury retrograde, he has a communication problem. He can tell you what he thinks, but he can’t tell you what he feels. He doesn’t make contact with his emotions because Mercury blocks it. There is also difficulty communicating with the self.
VENUS RETROGRADE: If you were born during a time of a Venus retrograde, your inability to appreciate the self is obvious. You are unable to express self-love. You don’t know how to get what it is you want or how to satisfy the self. You must learn not to expect such things from others but, instead, develop them within yourself.
MARS RETROGRADE: The inability to act is created in a Mars retrograde. It is as though you have been victimized by others because you are not using your aggressive qualities correctly – you either don’t know how to be aggressive or you fear aggression. You water down your energies. This does not make for a happy person; it creates a person who internalizes his aggressions and anger. This is dangerous because a retrograde Mars can lead to brooding or nursing old wounds and, eventually, to health problems ranging from ulcers to anxiety. Angers that cannot be externalized wind up being internalized, which impacts one’s health. Retrograde Mars in a chart indicates the inability to displace its natural energy in a positive or productive manner.
JUPITER RETROGRADE: A retrograde Jupiter usually leads to an overbearing individual, especially if placed in the fourth house – it is a tyrant in that house. It creates an inability to empathize with others, which results in an insensitive and isolated individual.
SATURN RETROGRADE: Saturn retrograde relates to self-worth. The inability to judge oneself accurately shows up in a retrograde Saturn. Saturn, as a maturation planet, puts your self-worth into proper perspective. People who tend to place more importance on themselves than others will certainly learn the lesson – Saturn will restrict them until they balance their own worth with the worth of others.
URANUS RETROGRADE: For those born with a retrograde Uranus, the action of Uranus, which is slow, becomes even slower. The unique and unconventional quality of Uranus ceases to be because something is underdeveloped or undeveloped that must be caught up with. This creates the late bloomer, one who doesn’t readily discover his rare individuality.
NEPTUNE RETROGRADE: Neptune in retrograde is a humdinger. Neptune is a difficult planet, so in retrograde action the negativity of Neptune becomes prominent. Neptune has a depth that can be lifesaving; but when it turns retrograde, it goes underground and doesn’t resurface. All of the wonderful concepts, ideas, and creative forces that are generally in Neptune when it is well-aspected will produce irrational fears and anxieties when in retrograde position. These fears are considered irrational because they are usually not created within the context of this lifetime, but from past-life issues and unfinished business.
If born with a Neptune retrograde, it is necessary to maintain faith and courage in the face of all challenges.
PLUTO RETROGRADE: Pluto is generational. During its long revolution, many people will be born within each of its aspects. If Pluto is in retrograde motion, which it is for about six months of the year, half of the population will be born with a Pluto retrograde. This group of people is not necessarily going to act according to the rest of the group. These individuals will, sooner or later, stand out within that generation. They will either be famous or infamous.
Ada Aubin and June Rifkin, The Complete Book of Astrology
I understand that it sucks when you can’t afford to pay for things you love. It really, really does! And it’s kind of a shitty move when something that was once free moves behind a pay wall.
But at the same time, artists deserve to be paid. That goes for the people you love to watch, who create the things you love to consume, as well as the artists you know in fandom. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with artists saying “here’s a venue that’s willing to help us financially to do some of the things we love, so let’s create new stuff exclusively for that venue.” It sucks that the audience for those things is limited by people who can pay for them, but … until someone smashes capitalism for good and makes it so that none of us have rent or utilities or food expenses, that’s the way some things are going to be.
Artists deserve to be paid. Art costs money, in many many ways, especially when you’re making it for a larger audience. It sucks if you don’t have the money to pay for art you love, but the answer to that is not to bitch at the people making the art. They don’t owe you free art or free entertainment. No one does.
summary : a collection of firsts between you and your beloved boyfriend, peter benjamin parker.
author’s note : y’all okay this is so long my apologies i just??? went so overboard??? because i loved this so much?? also i could probably do more of these because it’s so cute and there are more things that could be added this was just already so long
the first time you meet peter, you’re pretty sure, at least just for a second, that you’ve officially met the human form of sunshine
seriously he’s always so happy??? and smiling??? and it’s honestly makes him so attractive to you in the first place
other than the exceptionally cute face that keeps angling itself toward you ever so slightly in ap chem class that thursday morning
you’re both in lab and he’s sitting at his shared table with ned and he’s supposed to be making the mixture for his webs but oh well he’d rather stare at you like he does in every class you have together
(it’s three, three classes and two free periods and lunch and your locker is four down from his, not that he’s paying much attention to that sort of thing)
finally ned encourages him to walk up to you in class and ask for an extra beaker one day
“do you want my hat for some confidence boosts”
“no ned you’re the only one who can wear that hat properly”
“you’re not wrong”
so peter casually strolls up to your table where you’re sitting alone because your partner is absent and he bumps into the front of the desk
you glance up from your work to see him holding his ribcage and mumbling under his breath
“oh, hi peter!” you say cheerfully
“wait you know my name?” ohmygodohmygod she knows who i am what the hell oh my god
“well duh, we have three classes together of course i do”
the best way to describe him in that moment is having lit up from within
he instantaneously smiles so wide and so excitedly as he realizes that you’ve noticed him too and maybe not in the same way he’s been noticing you but it doesn’t matter because it’s something
he can work with something
and he definitely does
from the moment he slid into the empty seat next to you, turning around to give ned a completely obvious thumbs up with another wide grin, you knew you were goner
the first time you hold hands with peter you’re on the train with him going to meet may for the first time
you’re sort of together but not really but at the same time everyone knows that you and peter are pretty much dating
anyways peter really wants you to meet his aunt because she’s his favorite person ever but you’re slowly becoming a contender for that title
also may has been relentlessly asking to meet you for the past month and a half of you and peter developing strong feelings for each other so he figures now is as good a time as any
especially since he’s planning on asking you to be his girlfriend in the very very near future
so you’re taking the train back to his apartment and there’s barely any room for the both of you to sit unless he goes across the cart and the last thing this cutie wants to do is leave you
he’s chilling and holding onto the pole thing by your seat and his other hand is dangling at his side kind of close to yours and he really wants to grab your hand so his fingers are kind of like twitching awkwardly ‘cause he’s not sure whether or not he should just lean down and go for it
you’re the one that goes for it in the end, shifting your bag on your lap before you reach out to hold his hand kind of loosely in case he doesn’t really want to
but he really wants to
and the blood rushes to his face so quickly when he glances down to see you shyly smiling up at him with your hand in his not quite firmly enough
he laces his fingers through yours and makes sure you know he wants to do this more than anything else
peter kind of adores hand holding
it makes him super happy and he feels safe and loved and cared for when you hold his hand for that first time
he swings your hands back and forth between you as you trek to his apartment and he does it an exaggerated fashion that makes you laugh
he’s happy, so happy
the first time he kisses you is that same day, and it’s also the day he officially becomes your boyfriend
basically it’s a day neither you nor him would ever or could ever forget
you had just arrived at his building and you were both just standing there staring at each other with your hands still clasped together
he had a dopey little happy adorable grin on his face as he bounced on his heels slightly and that made you smile so hard as well
he looked like the most excited little boy ever
which he was, if you really think about it
anyway he kind of just moves his hands up to your face for like a second and he hesitates but you nod and tell him that it’s okay so he presses them against your cheeks
“i- i wanna… can i… i’m gonna kiss you is that okay maybe”
“yeah pete, that’d be okay with me” you smile really softly at him and he nods again and he’s so nervous
he leans in and you lean in and you’re so close that you can practically feel his eyelashes delicately fluttering against your cheeks
and then he closes his eyes and he kisses you and it’s only for like four seconds but it’s okay because you’re sure that it’s the best kiss you’ve ever experienced in your life
when he pulls back he’s so blushy and cute and shy with his head ducked slightly so you can’t look at him when he asks the next question
“so- um, maybe when i- i introduce you to may, i could possibly call you my… girlfriend? maybe? if you’d like to be…”
“ILIKEYOUMORE OKAY COOL LET’S GO MEET MAY”
the cutest babes ever :’))
the first time he calls you babe is maybe a week or two later
he doesn’t really mean to but it slips out and he can’t take it back
after seeing your reaction to it he doesn’t want to it back anyhow but before he notices how bright you beam at him he definitely slaps a hand over his face in embarrassment
because like,,, is that even allowed am i supposed to say things like that what are relationship rules is that okay ohmygod
so you’re sitting at his desk and you’re going over calc homework with him and you’ve got a pen cap stuck between your lips as you concentrate and he is on his bed with one hand on his cheek and an elbow propping him so he can gaze at you the way an art connoisseur would admire a painting in the MET and he can’t help it
it just slips out like
“i got really lucky when i met you babe”
but he doesn’T MEAN TO SAY BABE AND HIS HEART KIND OF GOES !!!!!!!! but in a bad way
he’s like ah fuck i ruined it
but you spin around in his little spinny chair that you love and you grin at him and then he relaxes a bit and thinks hey ok good job peter so suave and charming nice one man and pats himself on the back a bit
he tries to play it cool but he squeaks out “ummm yeah well like if you’re cool with it ya know haha”
spoiler alert ! you’re v cool with it
the first time he says i love you isn’t during some big grandiose argument about him being spider-man
in fact it’s probably the lamest fucking thing ever and he kind of regrets not making it a bigger deal to tell you that he loves you but like whatever
it makes for a funny story
he’s been up with you the past two weeks studying for a history final that has you stressed out you haven’t kissed him hello in like… two days
you get out of your final and you’re like sweating from the stress of it and from holding your breath while answering questions because half of the shit you studied for isn’t on the test??? and like??? american education system whatever bye
he doesn’t even have a test that day but he waits outside the room for the hour and a half anyway
“you probably aced it babe you’re so smart i bet you did wonderfully i’m so sure of it”
“when i go to summer school you’re gonna wanna take those words back peter benjamin parker” “shut up let me supportive gosh y/n… anyways wanna go get celebratory donuts, my treat obviously”
“yes let’s go right now”
so another few days pass and you’re getting the tests back and peter skips the last ten minutes of his advanced english class to linger outside your door so he can be the first to greet you when you leave
the bell rings and you’re the last one out
(this is mostly to tease peter because you know he’s outside the door he’s not good at being inconspicuous even if he’s spider-man)
you finally come out and he bounds over to you with wide eyes and places his hands on your shoulders
*drmatically* “tell me the news”
*sadly* “well i…” *dramatic pause* “acED IT WITH FLYING COLORS PETER I PASSED !!!!!”
he practically squeals with happiness and he hugs you so tightly you’re lifted off your feet as he babbles on “oh my gosh i knew you could do it i’m so proud i love you so much you’re so smart i can’t believe i’m with a genius wow”
you step back with your mouth sort of agape in shock and peter tilts his head at you in confusion because he didn’t know that he said it just came out like words tend to do with him
“you just you loved me”
“wait i did” he takes a moment to remember what he said and then he does and he just goes “aw damn it that’s not how i wanted to say it now it’s ruined god damn it”
and you’re just like the epitome of the heart eyes emoji because he looks so distraught that he ruined the moment
“peter shut up for a second you dummy i love you so much too”
“oH REALLY WOW THAT’S AWESOME”
he’s a huge dork
but you wouldn’t have it any other way because this is the nerd that you love and would love for as long as possible