easily forgotten

Secrets the signs want you to know

Aries: They act like they’re happy with letting people go when in reality, they regret being cold and want those people back. They regret being cold-hearted all the time to the people they care about. 

Taurus: Though depicted as care-free, they fear that people don’t like them in their presence. They fear that they will be easily forgotten and is always worrying if they actually mean anything to anybody.

Gemini: They try really hard to fit in with the rest and be likable by everybody because they can’t bear the idea of being alone. They’d rather change themselves then be alone.

Cancer: Fears that if they don’t please everyone, they will let people down. They feel the need to be a people pleaser to everyone at all times.

Leo: They feel as if they are completely and utterly unlovable and inconsequential. They act tough and careless but are extremely sensitive inside.

Virgo: Tries to appear put together, but can have trouble handling life. They may seem like they have everything under control, but they struggle every hour of the day. It’s hard for them to ask for help.

Libra: Cannot be without someone else because they need to invest on someone else so they don’t have to think about themselves. They don’t know how to deal with their own problems so they just hide them.

Scorpio: They have a great difficulty letting people into their personal life. When people try to show them affection, they only know how to push them away and they fear that one day the people they deeply care about will never come back because they think they hate them.

Sagittarius: They just want to love someone and be loved back. They can’t bear being alone, they feel hopeless and as if they aren’t good enough for anyone.

Capricorn: They as so invested in themselves and trying to reach the top, they fear that once they reach the top they will be alone.

Aquarius: They fear that the way they express emotions is wrong. They get into relationships and don’t feel anything, and they think that something is wrong with them.

Pisces: Are completely lost and don’t know where they are going. They act like everything is under control why have not the slightest idea of how to get it under control.

3 Study Methods You Should Use More Often

This was originally for an article writing assignment, but I thought “why not write something I can also post on my blog?” so here are three study methods that I haven’t seen a lot of in the studyblr community but are definitely worth mentioning.

The Leitner System

          Flash cards have remained one of the most popular ways to study. Some people use them to memorize vocabulary, remember answers to specific questions, or even associate dates with events. Although the use of flash cards is convenient, their effectiveness has been reduced due to most people’s habits of prioritizing each card equally and therefore spending too much time memorizing the information on them.

          The Leitner System, created by a German popularizer of science named Sebastian Leitner, is a more efficient method of studying that implements the concept of spaced repetition. All the cards start off in one pile. You would first scan through these cards, then test yourself. Each card you answer correctly goes to a second pile, while those you answer incorrectly should be revised then placed at the bottom of the pile. When you review the cards in the second pile and get them correct, they will be promoted to a third pile. An incorrect card will always get demoted to the first pile, even if they had previously been promoted to the last pile.

          The reason why this method is so effective is that you end up reviewing the first pile of cards more frequently—the cards you don’t know very well. Some people choose to review their Stack 1 cards every day, Stack 2 cards every other day, Stack 3 cards once every three days, and so on.

          Once all your cards have been promoted to the highest box, study them thoroughly and then start over. The continuous revision trains your speed so that you may reach fluency, which allows you to recall the information faster.

Timed Memorization

          The name tells it all: you memorize a certain text within a time limit, normally around five to ten minutes depending on your fluency and memorization abilities. When the timer starts, you begin memorizing. When time is up, you flip to the next page, even if you haven’t finished the previous page yet. Continue until you’ve gone through all your material.

          Timed memorization helps you to discipline yourself because your brain thinks that there’s no time for messing around; you have to do this here and now. Make sure to repeat the things you missed and revise everything frequently. This method is actually one of the most effective for cramming as it gives a better coverage than if you spend a whole half hour memorizing one subtopic.

The Memory Palace or Mind Palace

           Sound familiar? In BBC’s Sherlock, the ‘highly functioning sociopath’ uses this method to remember vital information and facts. A mind palace is a systematic arrangement of information, each detail corresponding to a specific object in a familiar place. To ensure that you really remember everything, the objects have to appear shocking and conspicuous.

           Here’s an example: if I wanted to memorize “crimson, 11, delight, petrichor (the smell after rain)”, aside from imagining Amy Pond or the Doctor saying it, I would first choose a place, let’s say my school. I’d imagine myself walking up to the front gate and seeing that the entire building has been painted the color of blood—crimson. The building would then rise as though it were lifted from the earth and crumble into rubble, controlled by Eleven, the character from Stranger Things. Now, since I can’t really picture delight specifically, I’d probably end up visualizing a colossal sign that simply reads “delight” posted in front of my school. As for petrichor, I’d imagine curves rising out of the puddles on the asphalt after a rainy night, a visual representation of the smell of the rain. Of course, these visualizations have been created to suit my memory. (I wouldn’t know if you watched Stranger Things.)

           I used this method when memorizing case studies for geography, although I chose to visualize fictional places from television series and cartoons. Some people do opt to create artificial places, but these often become blurry and are easily forgotten.

           As with any study method, repetition is vital to storing the information in your long-term memory. Visit your “palace” as often as you can. Soon enough, you’ll remember the data as well as you remember the place associated with the data.

So there you have it, three lesser known methods of studying that have proven to be immensely efficient. Now, there is no “correct” way to study, but there are methods that can ease your learning process.

Most to Least Intimidating Mars Signs

Aquarius Mars: Ice kings and queens right here. They’ll cut you off like you never existed. No shit talking, no arguing. You’re just dead in their book.

Scorpio Mars: Vindictive, manipulative, and borderline crazy when mad. They’ll sink your ship and their own trying to hit you where it hurts. These guys don’t give a shit once they hit a point and they will not forgive and forget.

Gemini Mars: Extremely spiteful and hateful when mad. It flips back and forth from forgiving to still pissed off. They will kill you with their words and ask why you’re dying.

Aries Mars: These guys are gonna be all up in your face. They don’t give a hoot what you think. They’ll rant and rave and blow up in a rage when upset. And then be over it seconds later while everybody around them is in shock.

Cancer Mars: Spiteful and emotionally turbulent. Slights will not be easily forgotten, but they tend to be apologetic when they know they’ve said something harsh.

Virgo Mars: They will pick you apart by your flaws and make you feel like the biggest idiot. One difficult part of how detail oriented Virgo is.

Capricorn Mars: They bottle up their anger so much and use it to help them power forward. Their grudges are long-lasting and you usually won’t even know a Capricorn Mars person dislikes you unless you get long silences because they just keep it so hidden. When they lose their temper it’s like an earthquake though - devastating and over quickly.

Taurus Mars: They hold a very intense grudge, but rarely do they do anything about it. Really just very stubborn and tend to latch on to their anger.

Sagittarius Mars: Really difficult to get a rise out of them, because they don’t care for negativity and will just run away from it. But they do have a tendency to pop off and own you with some very blunt arguing if pushed too far.

Leo Mars: Very relaxed Mars sign, but if pushed too far there can be quite an explosion from these guys.

Pisces Mars: Sensitive and prone to crying during disputes even if they’re not at fault. They’ll probably spend a lot of it apologizing and low-key manipulating you to feel bad for them.

Libra Mars: Not extremely intimidating. Tend to just want to smooth over the issues even if you caused it. They’re easily forgiving and don’t tend to be very harsh.

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Come wayward souls, who wander through the darkness. There is a light for the lost and the meek. Sorrow and fear are easily forgotten, when you submit to the soil of the earth. Grow, tiny seed, you are gone to the tree. Rise, till your leaves fill the sky, until your sighs fill the air in the night. Lift your mighty limbs, and give praise to the fire. 

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To Those Who Are New to the Witching Ways

Whether you’re new, pondering, investigating or are actively enduring initiation, becoming a neophyte, on a probationary period, enduring coven acceptance, going to your first group magic/celebration or shared correspondence, please take this into consideration:

If you are being told to become sexually liberated…don’t feel obligated to succumb to such requests, especially if you aren’t comfortable with them. The whole point of magic is to be in touch with your higher self and surroundings. 

If you are being told to start using drugs or become a psychonaut…it is not something you have to do in order to validate your path. To become a psychonaut takes a lot of commitment, dedication and careful application; it is not meant for everyone. It also requires a lot of reading, trust in who you’re surrounding yourself with and it will, in essence, become something that is meant to open your path. If you aren’t comfortable using drugs or becoming a psychonaut in order to reach gnosis, then don’t do it. Your practice is still powerful as long as you apply the power of belief.

If you have boundaries that are being violated…don’t crumble to it. Perhaps it is not the right group for you. If you feel a strong connection to said group, talk to your High Priest/Priestess, Soror, Frater, etc. to let them know what is happening. From there, if they do care for your safety, they will negotiate re-locating you with a different chapter, ward, group, coven or gathering.

If you’re being told by fellow members that you’re doing it wrong and they aren’t willing to help…don’t take it personally. Sadly, elitism is rampant everywhere, especially fringe groups and more obscure ideologies. It’s always hard to hear, however, it isn’t your fault if you haven’t been instructed on how to do things. If you find that rituals in a certain order doesn’t work for you, there are alternatives out there such as chaos magic, dedicated to those who want to create their own magic without any designated dogma or applied ritual.

If you’re being addressed as a Whore of Babylon, Harlot Woman or anything that is demeaning…be weary, regardless of whether it is how the group operates or not. If you’re entering the path of magic, you deserve decency and to be treated as someone who is a student. Not someone who is a pass around, disregarded or easily forgotten about. If you’re being addressed as a Soror, student, practitioner, magician, solitary, etc. then you know you’re perceived as someone who takes their practice seriously, as someone that is seen with a level of respect within your group. 

If Wicca doesn’t resonate with you…then there is no need to feel like you’re lost or don’t know what you’re doing. A large majority of us don’t identify as such and do not partake in their practices. 

You will learn more and more every day that will, at times, make you question your path…which is also entirely fine. To form your path as a witch/magician/practitioner/etc. it takes trial and error. That is what makes this path fun and strengthens your character. Try not to feel silly if you’re wondering whether the path you may have been following, for example, 3 years suddenly doesn’t feel right. 

If you’ve gone solitary, planning to go solitary or are considering going solitary…don’t feel guilt or shame from others within your peers or group to stay. Solitary magic is beautiful because you’re going your own way. You’re transcending a group dynamic because it may not work for you. Perhaps you don’t feel comfortable with those around you. 

You don’t need ritual attire for your magic to be effective…some of the most effective magic I’ve ever produced has been when I’m donning jeans and a sweater, a retro dress or business casual. What you wear has nothing to do with what you produce when it comes to spells, enchantments, bindings or full blown rituals.

If you are being coerced, manipulated, pressured or told that you have to do things you aren’t okay/comfortable with…steer clear of those who are trying to tell you that the only way you can be effective in your practice is to follow their lead. It is never okay in any situation to follow suit. You have to do what’s right for you. The beauty of the witching way is that you establish your own path and find what works for you. If outside influences are trying to force you into a certain criteria, then it is their own problem. You deserve better. 

If you’re not sure how to start, what your path is or what you identify as in that regard…that is more than okay. It can take years for you to find what fits and what speaks to you. There are many people who finally become established in their 40′s, let alone their 20′s. There is no shame in not knowing and it’s always good to read more, ask questions and to experiment with what works. 

The Void Inside Me (NSFW 18+)

A/N: This idea was sprouted by one of those ads we’re the two people are texting about something really agnsty or suspenseful and you have to download the app to see the whole story. I loved the idea so much and thought no one would be more suited for it than Void. I want to thank @writing-obrien for seriously helping me out with this when I was completely stumped. Also @celestial-writing because this fic would not be finished if it weren’t for her motivating me to push through up until the very end. And @sarcasticallystilinski too for all her feedback. I think they all edited this at some point too so thank you beautiful babes, I love you all more than most. Lastly, Koneko is Japanese for kitten so says google translater. I’m sorry if I got that wrong.

Warnings: Smut; choking.

Word Count: 6860

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1. Words of Affirmation

Actions don’t always speak louder than words. If this is your love language, unsolicited compliments mean the world to you. Hearing the words, “I love you,”are important – hearing the reasons behind that love sends your spirits skyward. Insults can leave you shattered and are not easily forgotten. Kind, encouraging, and positive words are truly life-giving.

2. Quality Time

In the vernacular of Quality Time, nothing says, “I love you,” like full, undivided attention. Being there for this type of person is critical, but really being there – with the TV off, fork and knife down, and all chores and tasks on standby – makes your significant other feel truly special and loved. Distractions, postponed dates, or the failure to listen can be especially hurtful. Quality Time also means sharing quality conversation and quality activities.

3.  Receiving Gifts

Don’t mistake this love language for materialism; the receiver of gifts thrives on the love, thoughtfulness, and effort behind the gift. 

If you speak this language, the perfect gift or gesture shows that you are known, you are cared for, and you are prized above whatever was sacrificed to bring the gift to you. A missed birthday, anniversary, or a hasty, thoughtless gift would be disastrous – so would the absence of everyday gestures. Gifts are visual representations of love and are treasured greatly.

4. Acts of Service

Can vacuuming the floors really be an expression of love? Absolutely! Anything you do to ease the burden of responsibilities weighing on an “Acts of Service” person will speak volumes. 

The words he or she wants to hear: “Let me do that for you.” Laziness, broken commitments, and making more work for them tell speakers of this language their feelings don’t matter. Finding ways to serve speaks volumes to the recipient of these acts.

5. Physical Touch

This language isn’t all about the bedroom. A person whose primary language is Physical Touch is, not surprisingly, very touchy. Hugs, pats on the back, holding hands, and thoughtful touches on the arm, shoulder, or face – they can all be ways to show excitement, concern, care, and love. 

Physical presence and accessibility are crucial, while neglect or abuse can be unforgivable and destructive. 

Physical touch fosters a sense of security and belonging in any relationship. 

anonymous asked:

Random reminder that I remember you.

Nonnie, listen, I know this was meant as a message for me but I can’t help but think about Stiles being forgotten by everyone. Everyone except Derek who called Scott after a nightmare to check up on everyone and is more than a little concerned to be met with who? when he finally plucks up the courage to ask how Stiles is. 

And so, somehow, he finds a way to send messages to Stiles in that dark, lonely place. He doesn’t actually know he’s sending them but when he dreams, he dreams of Stiles. Sees him, trapped and scared and vulnerable - although he can never reach him, no matter how fast he runs. Instead, he pictures himself writing messages on walls, on the inside of books, on discarded pieces of paper; all in the hopes Stiles might see them. 

All the same message: I remember you.

Stiles begins to see them everywhere. They give him hope, hope he’s not lost. Hope that he’s not so easily forgotten as he had always feared, even before he fell down this rabbit hole. And yeah, he doesn’t know it’s Derek. Maybe it’s a trick, or maybe it’s his dad or Scott, but there is something, something, he can feel; something that boils his blood and soothes it in the same breath, and it reminds him so badly of Derek that he shakes with it, remembering the day Derek left. Remembering that night, when Derek slid through his bedroom window, still not gone (knocking first, Stiles noted fondly at the time) and hugged him. Just….hugged him. Tight.

Then, one night, Stiles catches the words being written on a door. He runs to it, tries desperately to grab the phantom hand writing as it goes along but he can’t and he wants to scream because the hand is warm but he can’t touch it, can’t even really feel it, but it’s there and it’s real and when he starts to cry, pushing his head against the door, the hand lingers long after it’s finished writing. 

Meanwhile, back in his old loft, Derek dreams of the boy he reluctantly came to care about; tries to hold him - can’t see him or feel him but he can smell him. Stiles’ scent calls to him in a way not even Cora’s does, in a way Laura’s never did. It’s only then Derek realises, waking with a jolt, that Stiles isn’t just his anchor; isn’t just some endearing asshole who confuses him to no end, who makes him want to bare his teeth and throat at the same time, but something more.

And there, lying in his old bed covered in sweat and regret after regret, feeling utterly helpless, Derek whines for his mate.  

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Dean Winchester, Master of The Grudge for @elizabethrobertajones

Yes, Dean Winchester can hold a grudge. Especially if it involves pie. Or, in Sam’s case, if it involves shopping at demon-infested diners, forgetting, ignoring, contaminating, pointing out possible poisonings, and otherwise maligning Dean’s request for said pie. For years, Dean has only asked Sam for one simple thing: don’t forget the pie. And when Sam finally remembers the pie, after twelve years of waiting, do you think Dean just forgets all the times he’s been denied his pie? No. It’s too little too late, Sammy. 

Yes, Dean can hold a grudge. This level of betrayal is not something easily forgotten. 

Of course he’s still holding a grudge. Wouldn’t you? 

Bonus: Kevin is in cahoots with Sam.

Bonus Bonus: Charlie too, even if she pretends not to be.

Triple Bonus: Cas tries to get Dean pie, but in the end he fails too. Coincidence? I think not. 

Monster Bonus: If a zombie can make sure Dean gets his pie, it really can’t be that difficult, Sam. 

Twice. He ate two of the zombie pies.

Missing Mom Bonus: She’s been gone for thirty years, but even Mary knows you gotta get Dean the pie.

You keep holding that grudge, Dean. When it comes to pie, Sam’s failed you too many times. 

Don’t forget you’re alive. ‘Cause sometimes when you walk around the city and you’re in a bad mood, you can think, hey, wait a minute, we’re alive! We don’t know what the next second will bring and what a fantastic thing that is. This can get easily forgotten in the routine of life, and that’s something I’m trying to bring to my attention at all times. Don’t forget you’re alive. We’re not dead, you know. This is the greatest thing.
—  Joe Strummer
Keeping punks alive since 1976
Feels Like Coming Home

I can’t even quite put into words how excited I am to be sharing this with you. 

This story has been a while in the making, but really took off a couple of months ago, and has consumed me. I only hope I’ve done it justice.

There are so many people I have to thank. My writing group chat has been so supportive, screaming with me (and occasionally at me) as I churned this thing out, and it made all the difference. I have to thank a few people in particular: my darling @littlebabyruth for her ongoing support and enthusiasm, not to mention her psych-picking; my wonderful @annie-pie for her med picking and support and encouragement; the always-lovely @nottooldforthisship for her enthusiasm and the amazing edit she made. And the biggest most amazing thanks go to my sweetie @realitybetterthanfiction for her beta work and support. This also brought me a new friend, daysundercover and I am so thankful to have gotten to know her better, not to mention I’m so grateful for her impromptu beta work!! 

And without further ado:

The last thing Harry Styles expects when he’s hanging out at the Someday Cafe in Somerville one rainy October day is for his ex, Louis Tomlinson to walk through the door, but that’s exactly what happens. After a spectacularly ugly break-up three years prior, Harry hasn’t heard one word from Louis, and he’s moved on. Gotten over him. But having Louis back in his life, not to mention working at the restaurant where he’s a chef, isn’t easy, and the feelings that Harry thought he’d left turn out to be not so easily forgotten.

This is a story about love and the power of forgiveness, and how the hard choices we make define us, and change our lives.

Explicit - 60K

Read it here on AO3! (And please, check the tags carefully!)

i always wondered about the star wars universe how history is so easily forgotten like “oh so they stories were true?” yes rey!! have you never seen holos? anything? “who was my dad” are u kidding me luke what happened to ur dad is like the modern day equivalent of obama dismembering donald trump with a katana inside a volcano but then! i remembered! look at their fucking data of the death star plans its a fucking floppy disk and look at scariff they put all their records on EVEN MORE awkward and inconvenient floppy disks imagine having to carry around a suitcase full of fucking vhs sized floppy disks and they all look alike!! no labeling! are those the plans to the death star or a recipe for a space casserole? who knows! no wonder history is lost so easily jesus