favorite verse ever

I PONDER OF SOMETHING TERRIFYING CAUSE THIS TIME THERE'S NO SOUND TO HIDE BEHIND I FIND OVER THE COURSE OF OUR HUMAN EXISTENCE ONE THING CONSISTS OF CONSISTENCE AND IT'S THAT WE'RE ALL BATTLING FEAR OH DEAR I DON'T KNOW IF WE KNOW WHY WE'RE HERE OH MY TOO DEEP PLEASE STOP THINKING I LIKED IT BETTER WHEN MY CAR HAD SOUND THERE ARE THINGS WE CAN DO BUT FROM THE THINGS THAT WORK THERE ARE ONLY TWO AND FROM THE TWO THAT WE CHOOSE TO DO PEACE WILL WIN AND FEAR WILL LOSE THERE'S FAITH AND THERE'S SLEEP WE NEED TO PICK ONE PLEASE BECAUSE FAITH IS TO BE AWAKE AND TO BE AWAKE IS FOR US TO THINK AND FOR US TO THINK IS TO BE ALIVE AND I WILL TRY WITH EVERY RHYME TO COME ACROSS LIKE I AM DYING TO LET YOU KNOW YOU NEED TO TRY TO THINK I HAVE THESE THOUGHTS SO OFTEN I OUGHT TO REPLACE THAT SLOT WITH WHAT I ONCE BOUGHT CAUSE SOMEBODY STOLE MY CAR RADIO AND NOW I JUST SIT IN SILENCE

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alaeevolare  asked:

Hello! Is a respiratory system similar to the ones found in the creatures of Avatar (the one with the blue alien people) possible? It basically looks like their nostrils, for the lack of a better term, are at the base of the neck, closer to the lungs. What kind of issues, i.e. diseases and injuries, could a creature with it face? This is specifically for a flying creature if that helps. Thank you!

Okay, so, Avatar is like, MY FAVORITE SCIENCE FICTION-VERSE EVER. Like, I can’t even put it into worlds, it’s just so beautiful, the ecology, the culture, the world, and the interconnectedness theme, and just UGHGHGHGH LOVE IT.

Okay, spazz moment over. I’m guessing that what this ask is referring to the many animals on Pandora that have these things.

In-verse, these things are called Operculum. It’s explained in the avatar Wiki as basically a nostril that feeds directly into the lungs. The animals in question (Direhorses, Banshees, Viperwolves, and the Toruk) all have a need for large amounts of oxygen(Or whatever the heck they respirate with on Pandora) when they are running/flying and hunting. Because they’re all much larger than Earth’s fauna and the air of Pandora was so different, the operculum allow a much larger intake of air for the animals cells to metabolize aerobically rather than anaerobically, which would cause them to build up lactic acid and likely not be able to maintain the movement they need in order to survive.

The only disadvantage I could see to this is that the nostrils would prevent the animals from swimming, as water would come in and flood the lungs causing it to drown, but considering how much larger the animals in Avatar were and how they either had six legs, or were high and fast fliers, this actually really isn’t a bad system to breath with. Some respiratory infections are likely a common cause of death for older animals and they would need to find shelter in the rain, or keep their operculum covered.

Thanks for asking and I hope this helped!

Good luck!

Operculum Source

I mow a dead lawn, aim for the alpha
Ten claws deck the halls of Valhalla
Not a man, a receptacle for crest-fallen matter
Never tempered or pressed into patterns
But just won’t die, instead a palpitation from the plasma
Pumping disenchanting anecdotes and antiquated data at ‘em
I get these headaches that climb down into my stomach
Then off into my extremities and out into the public
In a flood of shadow puppetry, something in the air
Got a tiny pool of energy becoming self-aware
It’s recognizing family and alphanumeric characters
Scenery and deities with unassuming avatars
Close encounters exacerbate his condition
From classy to a bastion of classic misdirection
Tune into the Casio adventures
When the rest of me can barely form a god-damn sentence.
—  Aesop Rock - “Castles”

When your fave writes you fic about the characters in your favorite fic verse literally ever of all time (LOOK OKAY LISTEN I HAVE A PARAGRAPH FROM PMGITG TAPED TO MY WALL I DONT PUT SHIT ON MY WALLS IT MEANS SO MUCH TO– okay Rosie pretend you’re chill) healing and being silly and FUCKING POLE DANCING AT BARS!!!!!!

And then your best friend with crippling anxiety CALLS YOU ON THE PHONE for an hour and a half long conversation about how she’s figured out the climate of her new workplace and she just sounds so animated and not beaten down at all and she sounds like she’s doing okay for the first time in like 13 months!!!

WOW HI I AM FULL OF OPTIMISM AND GOOD FEELINGS TONIGHT TIME TO SCOOP EM UP AND TAKE EM TO BED!!

pullingawaythespooks  asked:

What do you think are the most hopeful biblical verses? The one that remind you of how amazing humanity can be and how much strength humans have when it comes to surviving?

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5)

Death has been swallowed up in victory (1 Corinthians 15:54)

But he saves the needy from the sword of their mouth,
   from the hand of the mighty.
So the poor have hope,
   and injustice shuts its mouth.
(Job 5:15-16)

it’s been a bit, but have another gem I re-discovered re-reading JV, presented without context:

Kazoo acquired, Erin handed it to Roth, who made a face before shaking her head resignedly. “If you’d told me six months ago that I’d be infiltrating an outlaw world with a kazoo as one of my tools, I wouldn’t have believed it, but here we are.”

One of my favorite verses from any song, ever, from Bob Dylan’s With God on Our Side:

“Through many a dark hour
I’ve been thinkin’ about this
That Jesus Christ was
Betrayed by a kiss
But I can’t think for you
You’ll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot
Had God on his side.”

It’s just so succinctly powerful and drives his point home. The song is a political piece, obviously, but I’d like to see it analyzed through a theological lens.

anonymous asked:

What are some of your all time favorite poems? I love your blog by the way! <3

☆ just a few ☆

anonymous asked:

As a christian how can we be intimate with God so that he fills the void of companionship..

Hey dear friend, I’m afraid that this might be a false dichotomy. In other words, intimacy with God and companionship with people are not two separate things. Jesus told us the Greatest Commandment is (paraphrased a bit), “Love God with heart, soul, mind, and strength … and love your neighbor as yourself.”

To quote Timothy Keller:

Adam was not lonely because he was imperfect. Adam was lonely because he was perfect. Adam was lonely because he was like God, and therefore, since he was like God, he had to have someone to love, someone to work with, someone to talk to, someone to share with.

All of our other problems—our anger, our anxiety, our fear, our cowardice—arise out of sin and our imperfections. Loneliness is the one problem you have because you’re made in the image of God.

Loneliness is not a sin, but points to a very real need that we’ve had since the very beginning. Certainly, if our loneliness leads us to idolize others or people-please or squeeze unhealthy expectations, then we will be crushed. On the other hand, if we only “rely on God” in a sort of monk-like asceticism, then we will either grow resentful of “these worldly people” or we will never participate in the stream of God’s loving activity, which involves people.

Companionship is also meant to point us to God, too. It’s why John wrote (in one of my favorite verses), “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us (1 John 4:12).” It might sound romantic and artsy to walk our faith and lives alone, but there’s always a ceiling on that kind of solo living. The number one way we experience God and His goodness is through the people He has made.

If you’re like me and you wrestle with people-pleasing and codependency, then I think the main thing is to know what people can do for you and what they can’t. God is always there; people cannot be. God gives second and third chances; people (sometimes rightly) will not. God gives us infinite approval; people are not meant to be everything we need them to be all the time. If you can know that God is the wellspring from which all life flows, then we can be much more emotionally healthy when it comes to interacting with others. We can love them without needing them, because our love is found first in Him.

— J.S.

“Uh, the only hope I had was selling dope
Was on my grind cause times was harder than the cellar floor
My momma taught me never steal and never tell on folks
I grew up looking up to niggas that was selling coke
Oh, I was raised by the stop sign
No religion I was getting saved by the glock nine
By the minute I was getting paid like a hotline
Servin’ rollin’ fiends was calling, we was dot com
Well connected, well respected and well protected
Aint get accepted, well rejected and now they regret it
Aint get my message, was a signal when I was texting
The niggas I was calling was fraudin’, I learned my lesson
Now I move with aggression, use my mind as a weapon
Cause chances are never given they tooken like interceptions
So throw that pass, I’ll be the cornerback
Me and Folarin MMG gon bring that Warner back”

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I don’t even know how this happened, especially because I don’t follow many people and I just wait for them to follow me, but I hit 750 followers! I just hit 700 three days ago, where are you all coming from? I was going to make a follow forever at 500, and I never did it, so here we go! You should expect this to be long-winded.  (SPECIAL THANK YOU TO MIMI (ALLXSON) FOR THE AWESOME GRAPHIC BECAUSE I WAS WAY TOO LAZY TO MAKE ONE MYSELF, AND THIS IS MUCH BETTER THAN ANYTHING I COULD’VE DONE ANYWAY!) (ALSO I HOPE I DIDN’T MIS-GENDER ANYBODY.  IF I DID, I’M SO SORRY!) (THESE ARE IN NO ORDER!  I LOVE YOU ALL!) 

Baes

allxson/ thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - I really don’t even know where to begin with Mimi.  I had never really given Stallison much thought, and it’s quickly become my main crackship.  Our Friends verse Stallison is one of the things I look forward to most on here, and we never fail to flail everywhere, whether it be on here, kik, or skype, and now we are doing Stydia and Scallison too, and I just can’t.  I love this girl so much, and she’s constantly promoting me and making me graphics and being all around awesome and fun to talk to.  If you’re not following her yet, I don’t understand what you’re doing with your life.

needtoprotect- My Scott, and nobody can tell me otherwise.  I claim her, and none of you can have her.  I’m totally kidding of course.  You should all follow if you want some wonderful Scott interactions!  I seriously get so many feelings every time I read our threads, and I always look forward to responding and getting my Sciles on!  Mun is also such a sweetheart.  Love love loveeeeeee!

sassyandimmune- My Lydia.  Besides the fact that she’s an incredible Lydia, is amazing at English when it’s not her first language, and gives me feels with our three going on five verses, she is also incredibly kindhearted and caring.  She was the one person to constantly check on me throughout the beginning of July to make sure I was okay after my friend died, and I can’t express how much that means to me.

bigspoonxmalia- My Malia, and basically the person who got me to ship it so hard.  I always look forward to RPing Stalia with her, and she is so so sweet and adorable OOC as well!  I always look forward to talking to her!  We probably have a million things going already, but I’m always eager to add more threads with her!

iwanttofeelstrxng- I used to stalk her, and now we have three verses, so thankfully that worked out well!  I love each one of them, and we spend most of our OOC talks flailing about Stallison.  Go follow!

thebansheeofthepack- Now and forever one of my favorite Lydias, and she was one of my first ones when I just started out!  We just kept adding threads, and I always look forward to responding to her!  Now we’re about to do Scallison too, and I absolutely can’t wait!

hehowls- Even though she always disappears on me (;P), this is one of my favorite Scotts!  She always gives me so many feelings, and though we started off with just our Walking Dead verse, we’ve added some more threads, and I love responding to them!

oldsoutherncharm- This is such a great Scott.  We just randomly started interacting recently, and I’m so glad that we did!  I’m already loving our Sciles interactions, and I can’t wait for more of them!

badassbetaerica- Literally my favorite Erica.  She has like a million followers and she deserves every one, so if you’re not following her yet, you’re crazy.  She has Erica’s character down so well, and I adore her OOC as well!  I’ve lost track of how many threads we have, but I always get excited when I see a reply from her!

itstheisaaclahey- This is only the maker of my favorite ever group verse.  (Okay, it’s my only group verse right now, but it will always be my first and favorite. <3)  Not only that, but I just love all of our sassy Stisaac interactions.  They are all so excellent.  Go follow!

notxaxtate- My very first Malia, and I love her to bits!  We have approximately 5 million short threads going, and I get excited about literally all of them.

eightyearsalone- One of my other favorite Malias.  I love plotting with her, and I’m excited that we’ve got a group verse now.  She never fails to make me smile, and I’ve been loving all of our canon interactions as well!

m4squeraded- I don’t usually RP with TVD characters, but I love this Katherine.  We had a thread going, and we just started a verse, and I can’t wait to see how it progresses.  The mun is also super sweet, and I always love talking to her!

genevabeacon- I actually cannot remember how many verses we have now, but I think it’s like four or five, and they are all excellent.  Even though she’s been on hiatus lately, I’ve never stopped looking forward to her replies, and even if you don’t generally like OCs, you should follow this one, as she’s the only OC on this list that I didn’t know before I made this account!

xaudiens- The first message she ever sent me OOC was so adorable that I had to keep it.  I love love love this Lydia so much, and my threads with her have quickly become some of my favorite.  We always manage to take sentence starters and evolve them into so much more.  I can’t wait to keep interacting with her, and you should definitely go follow!

alphadelameutedelycan- Most Derek’s won’t RP with me, so I was thrilled to find one who would!  English isn’t even her first language, but she’s incredibly literate, and I love our wrong number thread that we have going on!  She is such a cutie patootie OOC as well!

soyouruhsister/ hotgirlscotty- I was already in love with our Stisaac, which we quickly made a million threads of, and then I found out she also had a Scott account, so now I look forward to our Sciles too!  Love this mun so so much!

thexpack kairoleplays jess-roleplays logiesrps- These are all different people, but I felt as though I needed to mention them together.  I met Justin, Kynan, Jess, and Logan in the Glee fandom, and throughout the past year, they’ve pretty much become my rocks.  We talk every single day, and they never fail to cheer me up and make me laugh when I need it.  Justin was the one who got me to make this account in the first place, and I’m so glad that I did!  You are all amazing, and everyone should go follow them since the last three just made their indie accounts!

weareamessx- This is Michelle, and I adore her.  She’s the person on this list that I’ve been friends with the longest, and she was in the very first RPG that I ever joined over two years ago, which is crazy!  I’m excited that I showed her the ways of indie RP, and she’s adorable, so you should all give her a follow!

People I love to RP with [WHETHER WE RP A LOT OR A LITTLE, I LOVE YOU ALL]

alice-the-dying-rose angelxmarwolaeth anotherargent atlasneverfaltered beaconprincess beautifxlbanshee belovedmxther bewxtched bigguywithclaws botchedbite changemeback coiotesx constitutionalchaos coyoteunderneath crookedjawscott dontmccallmeahero eatherfirst headbxtaincharge highlighterthief icanstay innocentsarcasticevil isaacicametowinlahey itsnotvenison iusedtobeaverage justkirayukimura laureate-lydia likeflowersonagrave lonebetalahey lookingforadistraction-lydia loupgaroulahey lsydia ly-martin markxofxcain ofdeathandroses ofsirenwails paigeofthepast plantostaythenight queenbxnshee redhair-and-immunity relinqux runningcoyotemalia scarfandsasswolf sethinski silverinheraim sixthkingofhell slippingintoacomabored stayheremyass stillnotnoticingme tenbxcks thenscreamlydia therealslimalpha thesmartstilinski thvnderfox trainingxhuntress undepredador vastxexpanse vodkawithlime voicxs warriorwithabow werecoyoteinprogress wildxkingdom wolfcub-mccall xdefensor xlydiam xsistastilinski xxbanshee

Stalk [THIS IS EMBARRASSING, BUT I HAVE NO REGRETS.]

abusedbeta aherosdeath allisonbreathe amicitiaregulus andnostiles bellexmort betawithascarf blueeyedregrets bxdguy hellbornhale heroswillfall ihatefreezers ihavesentimentalvalues indistrxctable justavettech leaderxfthepack lectertwins liamsxdunbar lionheartedalpha malfoah notgonnaparrish notwxtty oflycans onehaleofabeta protegam schadenfreudestilinski scottmchungup showmewhattodo snottmcball sovrxnolupo thebroodingbeta theoneswithoutpacks thesilverarrxw thisxnofit triskelion-king wolfspirals

Fellow Stiles [WHOOPS I TOTALLY JUST STALK SOME OF THESE AND THEY DON’T KNOW WHO I AM, OH WELL.]

alwaysfiguresitout baseballbatandsarcasm ialreadydidthat-twice ilickedtheswingset illbebatman iwontberobin likestobecalledstiles nervesarewracked notevenonthelist nowolfpowers redridinghoodstilinski shroudedxheart shuddupstilinski sometimesbatman stilesstilinskihere studxmuffin volxble xyourbatman