eye clips

naomi was soft and tender but her hands could leave bruises on you for days if she chose to her hair was jet black and she kept it out of her eyes with the cutest clips that her mother made her

she was a mystic bitch and she loved to write and paint scenes from her stories and she was a freaq she would send me videos of her doing really dangerous jumps off her roof and onto her trampoline 

she blew smoke heart rings in my face and had me sit on her lap and braid all of her hair and then had me take them out one by one so it looked like her hair was curly 

she could tie a knot with a cherry stem and string a guitar with her eyes closed and once she got hit by a car and screamed into the whole neighborhood how she was invincible and could never die 

she didnt get good grades but she could do any math problem in her head if she wanted to

she broke up with me because she was going to iceland to become a viking

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Two of my favourites games <3

Kind of started out as a sketch… then I wanted to test Clip Studio Paint that I just got (it’s on sale until the 22nd if you’re interested)… and then somehow this happened. 

Loving it so far! 

carry on, darling, we were built to last

Over the rim of the magazine Yuuri was reading, he secretly stole glances at Victor, because… how could he not?

Victor was so beautiful in his casual clothes, which weren’t really casual if you thought about it. Victor only owned brand things, so when he first brought Yuuri shopping, Yuuri felt like a Cinderella in some old, tattered rags. There was no denying that the extravagant style suited Victor well, but seeing him stripped off all the extra – in just pants and a simple t-shirt – was something Yuuri couldn’t stop admiring.

The legs of Victor’s pants were rolled up to mid-calf and his shirt was crumpled where Makkachin had lied on him previously. His hair was a little messy and he pinned the part that annoyingly kept falling into his eyes with two cute clips with tiny bows, which he apparently got from a fan once. Charming blue eyes were laughing at the video he was watching on his phone and even his mouth was quirked in a soft, but gleeful way, completely masking any of the wrinkles Victor imagined there to be.

He was beautiful in a way Yuuri hadn’t seen often.

Victor was always presentable, that’s one thing Yuuri quickly learned about him. He was always camera-ready, even if he had just rolled out of bed seconds ago. Somehow, by some naturally blessed genes or witchcraft, could be both, he always looked prim and proper as if paparazzi could jump out of the bushes anytime.

But seeing Victor in less than perfectly ironed clothes, with bows in his hair, relaxed and smiling so gently…

Yuuri sighed to himself quietly. Apparently not quietly enough, because Victor’s eyes lifted up to him and Yuuri blushed at having been caught staring. Victor only smiled.

“Want to join me?” he asked, wiggling his free arm and offering Yuuri space.

Yuuri bit his lip. He wanted to. And Makkachin was down by the couch now, so he could just… He made the decision even before his mind caught up to it.

Leaving the magazine in the armchair he’d just vacated he sneaked over and crawled onto the couch, pressing close to Victor so that he was almost half-lying on top of him. Victor didn’t mind, though. He pulled Yuuri closer, wrapping an arm around him to keep him from falling off the side. Yuuri let his cheek rest on Victor’s chest with a small contented sigh.

And then he realized he couldn’t watch him from this position anymore.

He pouted.

The warmth and cosiness of the embrace, and the overwhelming smell of Victor, were enough to compensate for it and soon Yuuri found himself drifting on a cloud of bliss before his attention caught on Victor’s phone.

“What are you watching?” he asked, peeking at the screen.

And really, Yuuri had to berate himself, because what was he expecting?

Victor hit play and the black figure moved on the ice to the familiar tune of Stammi Vicino. “Remember that video of my program you did way before we even met? It popped up in my likes, so I couldn’t help it.”

“That was so embarrassing,” Yuuri groaned, hiding his face in Victor’s shoulder. “Watch the one we did together at the gala instead, it’s so much better.”

“Eh?” Victor’s voice took a sulky tone. “I like this one, though. It looks like you’re calling out to me and me alone. It feels like you liked me even before I became your coach.”

The earlier embarrassment doubled, Yuuri felt his cheeks burn.

“Victor, we’re engaged,” he complained, but Victor wasn’t listening.

“So what?” Yuuri couldn’t see his face, but he would have bet his last penny that Victor was grinning. “For how long did you like me? Tell me, Yuuri, tell me everything!”

He poked Yuuri’s cheek impatiently and Yuuri couldn’t help but laugh. He swatted at Victor’s hand, turning a bit to gaze up into his eyes.

“It kind of seems like forever,” he admitted, and it was true. Ever since he was a kid he’d admired Victor, so for those feelings to evolve was kind of natural. “I’ve always looked up to you, and, honestly, now that I know you better than just a skater or a coach… I like you even more.” He paused for a moment. “As if that ring on your finger wasn’t proof enough.”

Victor chuckled delightedly. “Oh, Yuuri.”

He dipped his head down to press a kiss to Yuuri’s forehead, and then kissed his nose and lips as well, making Yuuri’s smile turn as goofy as his own.

“I like you too,” Victor whispered conspiratorially and Yuuri fought the urge to giggle.

What a pair of dorks they made, he thought fondly, while he reached out to pull Victor into a proper kiss. A pair of dorks, but perfect dorks, he decided as he grinned against Victor’s own grinning lips.

God, I love him so much.

Gifts For The Signs

*Check Sun, Moon, & Rising signs*

Aries - bluetooth speaker or wireless headphones, hat, lipstick, band t-shirt, antique mirror, penny board, neon sign, gym membership, work-out accessories, GoPro

Taurus - purse/tote/satchel, gift card to favorite restaurant or a book store, art, scarf, coffee mug, blanket, box of chocolates, silk robe, silver jewelry

Gemini - puzzle, book (new & intriguing), gossip magazine or newspaper subscription, nail polish, playing cards, kite, LP records, choker, unique pins/brooches, trivia games

Cancer - bath bombs, pearls, flowers, handmade crafts, candles, vintage cook book or utensils, framed photo or photo album, over-sized sweaters, gifts for their pets

Leo - music festival or theater tickets, rocking chair, hair clips, eye shadow, cigars, book (auto/biographies), retro games or decor, gold jewelry, champagne, selfie stick

Virgo - pillow, succulents, unique socks, red wine, typewriter, rings, books (self-help, psychological thriller, or motivational), massage oils, journal, yoga mat

Libra - home decor, earrings, perfume/cologne, fashion magazine subscription (Vogue, GQ…), silk pajamas, gift card to favorite clothing store, white wine, cuff links, vest

Scorpio - shoes, movies, lingerie, eye liner, video games, pocket knife, anything of leather or velvet, wallet, privacy screen, sunglasses, liquor, hoodie, $

Sagittarius - binoculars, waterproof speaker or phone case, keychain, books (philosophical, law, or spiritual) vintage maps, comedy show or concert tickets, video camera, address book, travel magazine subscription (NAT. Geo…)

Capricorn - watch, pottery, planner, tea, beanies, unique wreath, DIY craft book, skincare products, wine stoppers, telescope, gloves, terrarium, chalk or cork board

Aquarius - iTunes gift card, ukele, social magazine subscriptions (Rolling Stones…), flask, books (sci-fi/fantasy), bow tie, vinyl decals, instant camera, facial hair oil, patches, drone

Pisces - dream catcher, doc martens, mood ring, custom playlist, slippers, art supplies (watercolor paints…), hand-made/knitted clothing, lava lamp, a fish, hammock, poetry

Non-Amis and Aesthetics
  • Jean Valjean: creaky bones, minimal eye contact, thawing snow and patches of grass
  • Fantine: vanilla scented candles, eyes turned towards heaven, clipped tiger's claws
  • Bishop Myriel: the flicker of a candle in the dark, still waters, chamomile tea
  • Monsieur Thenardier: unintelligible script, prowling predators, sub-zero temperatures
  • Madame Thenardier: calloused fingers, closed wooden thatched door, golden inked vellum papered fake book sets
  • Cosette: running wild across the prairie, skipping stones, high heels over subway grates
  • Eponine: big eyes, blushing doves, the open ocean as the sun rises
  • Gavroche: a tap of a pencil on loose-leaf: "mischief managed," soaring wings, shouting from the mountaintop
  • Marius: walking on fire, looking over someone's shoulder when talking with them, the blooming of a flower right before your eyes, a set of balances
  • Montparnasse: grasping at thin air, curved lips, the curious combination of adrenaline and silence when you pull your friends back from danger
  • Madam Hucheloup: your mother pulling up your covers, familiar arguments, your mother brushing your hair off your face
  • Monsieur Mabeuf: lived-in homestead, the scratching of a pencil on paper, strong weathered hands

Tsubomi-chan!

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Surgical removal of Nematode affecting the Human eye!
Video 1: This video shows the surgical removal of a Dirofilaria immitis -like female nematode from the anterior eye chamber of a patient from Parà, Brasil. Eye was clipped and the cornea incised with a crescent Beaver corneal knife. The nematode was extracted alive with forceps and Fukasacu hook.
Video 2: This video shows the surgical removal of Dirofilaria repens from the patient’s conjunctiva, after topical anesthesia. The palpebral fissure was maintained open by using the blefarostat, the nematode was extracted after incision of the conjunctiva membranes and it was collected.