find the beauty within


The Dark Knight trilogy - alternate posters! Available here

How y'all doin?! I’m not allowed to show anything I’m drawing, but I thought I’d share a fun little thing that I’m doing. I love this series called A Movie Poster a Day (google and check it out!). Anyways, it inspired me to do my own little series.

In the style of minimalist, retro/ vintage posters, I’ll find beautiful shots and imagery within the movie itself to showcase. 

When you wake up with the sun and sleep with the moon, everything will fall into place. The universes energy wants to work with you, not against you. You will find a flow that suits every part of your being. Just allow yourself to be. Be at one with everything with your life and find peace within the beauty of this world.

the universe has good intentions by Amy Kennedy


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Honestly I don’t trust people that dislike Hunk Garrett because like, just

look at him

look at him

look at him

look at this beautiful sunshine boy how can you find it within your being to dislike him

maybe we all have that one person that we’d always take back. bruised mouth, bloody ribs, you’re screaming at me and i’m taking it because no matter how bad it gets, there is always good to follow. and that’s what a lot of people don’t understand, the people who ask me why i can’t see the signs of an unhealthy relationship, why i can’t just walk away - that the good days outweigh the bad ones. i would walk away from you screaming one thousand times just to fall into your arms at the end of the night. i’ve learned how to catch your punches. i’ve learned how to find the beauty in pain. and i know: i should find happiness within myself or at least within people who are good for me, but i can’t help the way i feel and i can’t just leave something that makes me so happy. i will take you back until you literally throw me away.

Your mind will always be a mystery to me.” he said. “Sometimes you say words and you look far ahead like you’re thinking of something else. It’s like you’re existing in different places at the same time. And I love it. I love how mysterious you are. You know I am willing to figure you out forever.” he laughed a little and look at her adoringly. “There’s always something more about you that I want to know. And the more I dig in, the more I crave to find what’s underneath your skin. I want to find those precious diamonds within you. I want to know how beautiful your soul is.” he paused and smiled genuinely. “You caught me, in the best impossible way. And I don’t want to be free from you, again.
—  ma.c.a // Beautiful Mystery
i am fire
i am the brightest of flames
i can take down anything
and everything
that dares to get in my way
i am powerful
i am strong
i am passionate
i am a force to be reckoned with
i am captivating beauty
  and paralyzing fear
don’t try to drown me
for i will rise
and rise
and rise again
and should this flame go out
like the phoenix
i will find it within me
to be reborn
into something
just as beautiful
and powerful
and amazing
as i was to start with
—  Anonymous said: Can you write something about self love?
(cc, 2017)
Viktor's Pauses

Okay, this is a break from my usual tough love on Viktor. This time, I’d like to talk about something Viktor does that makes me really, really happy and proud of him.

We see how kind Viktor is to Yuuri. He is thoughtful and careful with him in a way that appears so soft and warm and everything that made us fall in love with them. Somehow, Viktor just seems to do and say the right things. Not all the time, of course, and he has had his slips like what we saw at the Cup of China, but this is because Viktor is still learning. Most of the time though, he seems to have the right words to say.

The best part for me though is HOW Viktor says these things - more specifically, how he comes up with them. It is not as if the responses come naturally, or are top of mind. He had to learn them, because Viktor definitely thought about other things before the things that he does say out loud. How do we know?

He pauses.

For example, in episode 3, Yuuri (and Yurio) struggle with their respective programs. Yuuri, at his wits end, suddenly comes up with the crazy, “That’s it! Katsudon!”

Now look at what happens next:

There must have been a dozen things that passed through dear Viktor’s mind. Remember, he didn’t know that Yuuri forgot everything that happened at the banquet. He didn’t know that Yuuri didn’t know about his own Eros potential. Viktor’s thoughts possibly ranged from “Excuse me?” to “What the actual fuck,” but he does not say these things. Instead, he pauses.

What do pauses even mean? A pause means a person is thinking. Viktor thinks about what he will say to Yuuri. Granted, Viktor does not have the record of being the most tactful person on Earth. We have seen him deliver brutal truths with that heart-shaped smile of his, but that only makes it even more precious that he makes these later considerations for Yuuri.

Viktor did not start off being this considerate. You know when this kindness started? When Yuuri first ran away to skate away his anxiety since Viktor came, and then more and more as Viktor learned that Yuuri was apparently shy and more delicate than Viktor initially thought him to be.

So back at the dinner table, of course we know that what Viktor says instead of, you know, Yurio’s more sensible, “Seriously?” is:

Viktor’s first careful step!

Fast forward to Hot Springs on Ice. Yuuri panics when it is his turn, but eventually, comes up with another gem:

Viktor pauses a bit.

He’s still not used to this type of lines from Yuuri. In the end though, his answer to Yuuri is:

The beauty of what Viktor does is that it’s a considerate way of acting neutral while he tries to understand how this beautifully confusing creature he sort of fell a little in love with at the Sochi banquet ticks. At the same time, whether he meant to or not, he says things that Yuuri seems to need, as proven by the way Yuuri blushes every time Viktor says something that tells him that Viktor is on his side. Viktor is very careful with Yuuri, and what I love about it is that it shows to us that Viktor still wants to stay and get to know this person even though he is not who Viktor thought he was.

Episode 4, as we know, is that wonderful, wonderful episode that spanned the months of Yuuri’s training, during which we are somehow told that Yuuri and Viktor grew closer and got to know one another better. The next Viktor-pause is not so much a consideration for Yuuri as much as it is proof that Viktor picked up the habit of thinking before he speaks around Yuuri, and somehow finding the right words to say within those brief pauses.

The beauty of the pause here is that it seems to be a tentative one. The theme is love? Why did it become love, now when I am working on him with this? Am I somehow making progress with this person? Viktor pauses for his own sake this time, because Yuuri’s theme caught him off-guard.

But after all this time, Viktor is better with Yuuri, and his response is:

He reacts positively to Yuuri and supports his decisions. He has learned to relate with Yuuri better, and continues to be kind to him. He knows how to say yes to Yuuri’s decisions in the best way possible.

Here is another of my favourite scenes, purely because of Viktor’s word choices.

“Perfect” and “the best theme” – Viktor’s words are encouraging and uplifting, and I can perfectly imagine how they can affect Yuuri and motivate him.

Episode 5 is yet another gift of an episode where, for the first time, we hear Viktor think. And boy, he thinks a lot, and now we know that he does think a lot before doing and saying things in regards to Yuuri. We know he does not always agree with his student:

Yet at the end of the day, still makes the conscious decision to accept and support him.

We can see how this endeared Viktor to Yuuri. I mean look at the boy’s face in that last frame. He’s so happy, he actually cried. Viktor’s constant affirmation helped Yuuri grow and be more confident in himself. While I do believe that Viktor is naturally warm and a very kind person deep down, and while providing Yuuri this kind of positive regard is not contradictory to his personality, it’s wonderful to think that he still had to learn and develop these things in himself as well.

Now, of course Viktor isn’t perfect. He slipped in episode 7 and said the wrong thing. But, as Yakov said, Viktor still had a lot to learn, but it’s heartening to see him keep at it, isn’t it?

Lol, he even does this silent pause thing during their engagement. There was a good pause there, but then again maybe it was just shock. He’s been quiet even during the time that they bought the rings, and pretty much just followed Yuuri in a daze (I assume) up to the last moment. He doesn’t even talk until Yuuri prompts him.

Viktor still says something good, though - probably the best that could be said given the circumstances and given what Yuuri said. He has also grown quite a lot. Somewhere along the way, he learned to speak Yuuri’s language, and it is just a beautiful thing to watch.

Today, I fucked up... by thinking my friend was Satan for several years

Ok, so this fuck up actually occurred between 5th and 6th grade. I’m 25 now and this is still easily the biggest fuck up of my life…so far.

When I was in elementary, I made friends with a boy on the playground named Stan. Stan was a good kid. He was smart, loved to play, listened to his parents; you know, all the good stuff. Well right around that time, the Catholic church my family had been going to for several years brought in a new priest. This guy was one of those fire and brimstone type guys. You know, the kind of guy that would stand in the quad of his local state college screaming at the harlots and Jezebels walking by. This priest pretty much rewrote the Sunday School curriculum to put the fear of God into his children. Needless to say, my education in faith changed from learning about the Golden Rule and being kind to others to learning what Satan would do to me if I touched my ‘Holy Place’. That is the first time I had heard of this guy, Satan. I had learned about the Devil, lucifer, Adam, and Eve, but not this mean guy Satan. Now, you’re probably thinking to yourself “The Devil, Lucifer, Satan, Beelzebub - they’re all the same being!” Yes, you are right. But to a very young child who’s only interaction with any of these names is in the antagonist of stories, I didn’t make the connection they were the same. Keep in mind, my previous priest was amazing. He understood that you can’t put fear into children and worked diligently to help us find the beauty within our own faith. This new guy was different. He wanted you to know early and often who and what Satan was. Unfortunately for me, I apparently had some sort of ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia (I don’t know, I wasn’t paying attention) and confused the word Satan with Stan.

As you can imagine, I was very confused. How could Stan, such a good guy and friend, hurt people? The thought terrified me. From that moment forward I feared any wrongdoing in front of Stan as I thought he would punish me. I actively avoided him at school, to the point in which we stopped being friends. I kept my eye on him from a distance…just waiting to see what horrible things he would do to people. I never told my parents about why Stan and I stopped being friends and I assume they didn’t notice. This continued for a few years, until the summer between 5th and 6th grade. Stan and I ran into each other at our local pool. As I walked through the front gate our eyes met and I went white. My parents recognized Stan and his family and immediately went over there to socialize, forcing me to actually talk with him. That’s when it happened: Stan asked me why I don’t play with him anymore. So many emotions exploded at that moment and I shouted, in front of his family, “Because you hurt people who do bad things!” My parents, his parents, hell half of the pool just stared at us. All was quiet until my mother cleared her throat and asked me where I had heard that. “Mom, Reverend Endofdays said Stan punishes people who do bad things!” Everyone just stared at me, blankly. “Honey…[Long Pause]…I think you mean Satan.” It took several minutes, but I realized the extent of my fuck up. For several years I had been operating under the assumption that my friend was the King of Hell.

Fast forward a few years, Stan and I are still pretty close friends. Though he moved away after highschool, we still joke about this incident.

TL;DR: I thought my friend Stan was Satan for several years. I was wrong.

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the signs and their quotes

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Aries are strong and determined. They are ambitious, assertive, driven, impulsive and loyal and they can achieve whatever they put their mind to.

Your Quote: ‘I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.” ― William Ernest Henley

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Taurus are known for their stability. They are reliable, focused, deliberate and calm and they are known for their inner strength, you can never tell if a Taurus is going through a hard time because they never show it.

Your Quote: “That which does not kill you makes you stronger.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Gemini is probably the most sociable and friendliest of all zodiac signs. They are fun, expressive, flexible and affable. Being around them is always delightful and people are always drawn to their bubbly personality.

Your Quote: “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” ― Charlie Chaplin

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Emotional, sentimental and nurturing, they are known for their kind and gentle hearts and their ability to take the high road in challenging situations. They are wise and honest and they forgive all the time.

Your Quote: “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”― Buddha

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Leos are born to rule the world. They are confident, charismatic, fearless and love being the center of attention. They know they are the best and are determined enough to prove it to the whole world. They know how to shine no matter how many people try to bring them down.

Your Quote: ‘Your love makes me strong, Your hate makes me unstoppable.’  — Cristiano Ronaldo

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Virgos are very perceptive and analytical. They are very practical and they like to solve problems. They know that they can help those who can’t help themselves and they try their best to be there for everyone because they know that they will find the solution to any problem.

Your Quote: “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” ― John Bunyan

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Libras are peaceful, loving, caring and affectionate. They are well-balanced, diplomatic and cooperative. They definitely make others feel at ease around them and they are always looking out for those they love and see the best in people.

Your Quote: “When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” ― Donald Miller

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Scorpios are super intelligent, intuitive and ambitious. They are very attractive passionate, and intense individuals. They know how to succeed in life and they always leave an impact wherever they go. They truly have it all.

Your Quote: “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful…that’s what matters to me.” ― Steve Jobs

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Sagittarians are energetic, adventurous and exciting. They like to live to the fullest and are not afraid of taking risks. They love traveling and learning and hate being trapped in one place.

Your Quote: “Travel: as much as you can, as far as you can, as long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.” ― Unknown

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Capricorns are patient, hard-working, shrewd, and sophisticated. They appreciate the finer things in life and they love to surround themselves with a few close friends. They are very devoted and faithful.

Your Quote: “You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Aquarians are creative, witty, and revolutionary. They are unconventional and dynamic and they are fixers. They are always trying to fix people, fix themselves or fix the world. They have big hearts and they care about the world and healing people.

Your Quote: “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” – Dalai Lama

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

They are imaginative, sensual and romantic. They are also sensitive to the needs of others and are very compassionate. They always feel things so deeply and they are always giving without expecting anything in return. They are easily moved by stories and inspired by people.

Your Quote: “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return.” – Moulin Rouge

dating taetae would include:

[gender neutral] ☼

  ∙ creeping up and hugging you from behind 

  ∙ teasing

  ∙ i feel like tae would enjoy pda + making sure everyone knew you were his 

  ∙ hand holding

  ∙ your parents loving him 

  ∙ lip syncing your favourite songs together 

  ∙ annoying guk with your fluffiness 

  ∙ pinkie swears 

  ∙ sharing sweaters !!! 

 ∙ he’d enjoy playing with your hair “its so soft baby” 

∙ pet names - princess//prince//angel//cutie//sweetie//kitten

∙ he’d love to take pictures of you when you weren’t looking; he just finds you too beautiful so he loves to capture it within a picture 

∙ he adores your smile 

∙ speaking of your future together 

∙ i think taetae would encourage you endlessly. you want to eat the biggest hotdog in the world? he’d believe in you and your dream 

∙ he’s serious when its neccessary 

∙ when your upset he’d snuggle into you to break through the tears 

∙ dorky snapchats !!! 

∙ skinship 

∙ shy kisses 

∙ dom! tae 

∙ eYe smiLES

∙ i think jimin would third wheel you two a lot when he’s not with guk 

∙ jealous! tae

∙ puns you later find out were stolen from jin 

∙ “please, i’ll walk the puppy baby, just please?” 

∙ arguments over the stupidest stuff but he’d always crack and hug you to say sorry 

∙ no matter what, he’d always find a way to make you happy 

∙ hickeys 

∙ tae would sit you on his lap at any given opportunity honestly 

∙ drunk!tae would lead to him giggling about how much he loves you 

∙ selcas//pictures 

∙ taes bad attempt at sexting “are you wearing clothes? man, i love your clothes” 

∙ your dates would either include movies or food. or both 

∙ he’d make you stand on his feet when you dance together so he can lead 

∙ tol or smol, he thinks you are breathtaking 

∙ your weight doesn’t matter to him. he adores all of you 

∙ he’d be a blushing mess whenever you touched him 

∙ “i hate you” “i love you too” 

∙ he’d send you selcas of him imitating your pictures 

∙ taetae would make the cutest boyfriend !!!! 

a/n : thanks for reading!! i hope this is okay, tae is my bias so i wanted to do his first but if anyone wants me to, ill do others!!! [slight jikook mention]

It was in a bathtub back in New York, reading Italian words aloud from a dictionary, that I first started mending my soul. My life had gone to bits and I was so unrecognizable to myself that I probably couldn’t have picked me out of a police lineup. But I felt a glimmer of happiness when I started studying Italian, and when you sense a faint potentiality for happiness after such dark times you must grab onto the ankles of that happiness and not let go until it drags you face-first out of the dirt—this is not selfishness, but obligation. You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.
—  Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)
signs as untranslatable foreign words

Aries: Schadenfreude. German – the feeling of pleasure derived by seeing another’s misfortune.

Taurus: Cafuné. Brazilian Portuguese – The act of tenderly running one’s fingers through someone’s hair.

Gemini: Verschlimmbessern. German – to make something worse when trying to improve it.

Cancer: Mamihlapinatapei. Yagan/Tierra del Fuego – The wordless, yet meaningful look shared by two people who both desire to initiate something but are both reluctant to start.

Leo: Kjæreste. Norwegian – A gender neutral term for girlfriend or boyfriend. It literally translates as “dearest”.

Virgo: Wabi-Sabi. Japanese – “a way of living that focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting peacefully the natural cycle of growth and decay.”

Libra: L’ésprit d’escalier. French – is the feeling of finding the perfect retort too late, though it literally translates to “staircase wit.

Scorpio: La douleur exquise. French – the exquisite pain that comes from loving someone who will never love you back.

Sagittarius: Fremdschämen. German – Embarrassment you feel on behalf of someone who is too dumb to know they’ve done something they should be embarrassed by.

Capricorn: Geborgenheit. German – the feeling that, when with a certain person or in a certain place, that nothing could ever harm you.

Aquarius: Koev halev. Hebrew – Empathizing with someone else so deeply that it causes your heart to ache.

Pisces: Goya. Urdu – the transporting suspension of disbelief that can occur in a good storytelling.

Trans Day of Visibility is coming! - Friday March 31 2017

Get pumped, y’all, TDOV has come round again! And this year’s theme is…

Trans Resistance!

It’s the third year I’ve tried to raise awareness, and I still don’t know which tags are the most popular ones, so keep an eye on the following: #tdov #transdayofvisibility #trans day of visibility #trans visibility #trans pride #transresistance #trans resistance

What is it?

For anyone not familiar with it, Trans Day of Visibility is one of the two main days that trans people have (the other being Trans Day of Remembrance on Nov 20), and it’s dedicated to trans people sharing their stories and experiences, and, online, often a bunch of amazing selfies!

The day was first established internationally in 2009, so this is the 9th year. With the amount of time we spend in silence and struggle, this is one of those times where it’s a real opportunity for us to step up, make ourselves heard, and, ultimately, show that we exist. Because, of course, advocacy isn’t just about selfies - it’s about raising awareness, changing minds, and making progress towards equal rights.

Who is the day for?

While the simple answer is ‘trans people’, I know that can cause some hesitation for some people, so I want to make this clear: Trans Day of Visibility is for any person whose gender is different from their assigned gender (ie, not cis). That means that binary trans people (trans men and trans women) are welcome, but also nonbinary people. I’m aware that many nonbinary people don’t call themselves trans, and in that case it’s up to you. Personally, I’d say that you’re welcome, but if you are uncomfortable being a part of the day, then you don’t have to participate!

How do I get involved?

While I’m not able to give any information on what events are happening in any locations around the world, I’d definitely encourage you to get involved on tumblr! Posting a selfie is one of the simplest things you can do, but you also should consider writing about your experiences as a trans person.

Even though I don’t personally have any information on offline events, I’d encourage you to look into anything that may be happening in your area, and see if you can participate! Talk to your school, university, or workplace and see if they’ll do anything to acknowledge the day and the hardworking trans people that are a part of their school/business.

Only participate in any of these activities (whether online or offline) if it is safe for you to do so, and if you’re comfortable doing so. Think about who may see your posts and what consequences could come from talking to superiors in your life. Make sure you do what is best for your safety and don’t force yourself (or others!) to participate or come out.

What if I’m cis?

While this is a day for trans people to celebrate our identities, it’s important that you don’t ignore this day. Read and reblog posts from trans people and reblog our selfies to share the beauty and diversity within the community. Try to find some time to go through the tags. Take some time to listen and learn, and try to acknowledge any transphobia you’re holding onto.

Also look into events in your area, but make sure they’ll allow cis people to attend, since the last thing we need on TDOV is cis people trying to speak for us and take our spaces; just be cautious and, if in doubt, ask a trans person if something’s appropriate or not!

Above all, respect trans voices and don’t out anyone!

Have fun!

We deal with a lot just for existing, so you’re allowed to take this day to just enjoy being part of such a wonderful community. Keep everything safe and positive, and have an incredible TDOV 2017!

Libra IC

“Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go.”
- Kanye West (Libra IC/Aries MC)

Growing up as a Libra IC is trying to keep your surroundings at balance. Libra IC’s grow up craving harmony and peace in their home environment, but often times do not receive it. The Libra IC, as a child, was very introverted and emotionally delicate. In most cases, they excelled academically in school and this is because they could have spent a lot of time with their nose in a book.

As a Libra IC, you grew up experiencing up and down waves at home. When things were good, they were great. When things were bad, they were terrible.

The Libra IC could have internally gotten frustrated when things were unfair at home and some could have thrown tantrums due to this injustice. They seem peaceful and quiet, in which they definitely are, but inside they are a mess if their surroundings aren’t beautiful or peaceful. The Libra IC child possesses much creativity and charm. They often times would cling to what they owned because they felt it was uniquely representative of them.

You may have resorted to finding beauty within yourself and finding your purpose in life.

Libra IC as children desperately want to find their own place in the world that is only about them. Since they are so mild-tempered and fair, they have trouble speaking up for themselves in order to avoid any conflicts or arguments. But as the Libra IC grows older, the more they start to assert themselves and lead others instead of follow.

You grow so much as an individual and everyone takes notice. You do not cower in the back, you find your moment to stand out and attack. You are the equivalent of a red rose with prickly thorns. You are beauty with a touch of savage. Everywhere you go, you make sure to project your personality fiercely, yet no one would have expected you to.

And then, Libra IC, is when you shoot up to your Aries Midheaven.

anon: i neeeeed some elain/azriel in my live right now , could you write something for me?

Elain smiled as soon as she saw the shadows curling at the door. Her smile grew when she noticed that they were in the form of a small bouquet of flowers, just as she had envisioned a few days ago. She got up from her window seat and walked out to the small garden she had begun tending a few months ago. And there he was. Sitting cross-legged in between the pink dahlias and the blue cornflowers, his wings seeming to flicker in and out of the shadows that surrounded him. He stared up at her and she felt her cheeks flush. As she walked over to him she tried to maintain her composure and not burst into a full on sprint. Somehow she simply walked the whole way there. (Well, maybe fast-walked.)

When she reached his little spot, she plopped down and mirrored his cross-legged pose. He let a shy smile peek through. She smiled back, goofily, feeling high on the sight of him. How long had his trip been this time? Two weeks? Gods, it felt like a lifetime.

“How was your trip?” she asked him. His gaze shifted to his scarred hands.

“It was alright,” he murmured. “I gained valuable intel.” She reached out and took his hand.

“You were gone for a while,” she whispered. Somehow whenever she was around him her voice became quiet. Like it was just meant for him to hear.

“Did you miss me?” He chuckled, and looked up at her. She nodded. He looked slightly shocked. So she brought his hand to her mouth and placed a small kiss to his knuckles. He was still. But slowly, his shadows curled out around him and enveloped her, too.

“Tell me about where you went.” And so he told her, as he always did, about the different courts he visited: the architecture, the environment, the flowers they grew, the different foods he tried. As he told his stories to her, she laid down next to him, enthralled by all the things he had seen. He eventually ended up laying down, too, and as he got more animated his hands reached above their heads to emphasize his points and paint the pictures he was describing.

Elain could not take her eyes off those hands.

Slowly, as his stories came to an end, she nuzzled up to his side, minding his wings. She felt him sigh and looked up to his face. She thought she saw, and hoped she saw, contentment. Trying to keep that glorious expression on his face, she took his hand and began drawing small circles in his palm, just fiddling with it.

“What have you been dreaming about while I’ve been away?” he whispered to her. She looked up into his interested eyes and sighed. Elain wished she didn’t have to bear the burden of the future. But at least Azriel was here to help shoulder the heavy load. 

And so she told him of the visions. Of the flaming bird and the fiery fox. Of the glacier melting under the warmth of blazing rubies. And of the curious fawn finding beautiful shadows within the forest.

After a while, Azriel dozed off. Elain gazed at his face and smiled in appreciation. She looked down to his cobalt siphons and traced over them. Where were the other ones placed again? His shoulders, his knees, and his chest. Slowly, she slipped away from his side, careful not to wake him.

She walked over to the cornflowers and inspected them. Finding the biggest, bluest blooms, she slowly placed each blossom where his siphons were or would be. Then, silent as a mouse, she slipped away to her room.

When he awoke some time later, he smiled at his own small bouquet of blue flowers covering him.

send me a ship and a prompt for a one shot!

this is based on a couple hc i have. 1) that azriel can manipulate his shadows (to an extent, but they also can transform themselves) and 2) that elain likes to place different blue flowers on azriels siphons

I hope one day I find the beauty within myself in which I seem to lack
—  Cynthia Chapman

anonymous asked:

I feel fat and I don't know what to do. I'm crying because of my body and I don't want to I want to love my body how do I get rid of this negativity

Self love is the hardest possible thing on this earth, I’d say there’s not a lot of people who are truly happy with themselves but do you know why? It’s because of how humanity has been creating it? Making US feel like we aren’t worth it, the world and it’s humans have this perception and have grown with this perception of beauty, one ideal woman or man with a fit petite or masculine figure, tall, beautiful skin and a glowing face BUT do you know what’s good? Its that people are standing up for themselves, people who are all sizes, people who are cubby, stick thin, wide, round, tiny, huge, they’re giving themselves love!!!!! And for this one reason! Because this world is sad and corrupted and it won’t appreciate anything but it’s ideal thing thats called “perfection” they’ll only cheer for skinny models who are all over billboards, who you see in fitness magazines, who you hear about on the radio because they have diet pills, but you have to stand up for yourself!!!! Same for any type of person who doesn’t get idolised, you know? Show off yourself? There’s NO reason whatsoever that you shouldn’t go off and flaunt yourself, where what makes YOU feel good, go to places that make YOU feel good, it’s all about you, no one else? No one else in the world is any better, or deserves anything more than you, remember that? You’re a diamond, don’t be upset with your body be happy because you get to flaunt it, whatever you got you can walk like you’re on top of the world. Please remember that we’re all the same under these skins, we all have thick skulls and a big thick head, we’re all exactly the same but what’s on the outside should be praised, while we still have it and why we still have time, make sure you know that you’re one of a kind, that kind shouldn’t be called “fat”? It should be called BEAUTIFUL, because you are right? And nothing less! It takes time, it could take years but soon you will find it in yourself to love your body, to love your mind, to love the skin that you’re in! Believe me when I tell you this, you should never have to feel like you’re any less, don’t be sad because of your body type, okay? Because there’s not point, you are you, you do you and you be okay with that, and you should because you’re a precious and wonderful human that was created to be praised and praised within, keep it up, you’ll find it somewhere beautiful.

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Fate had not been so kind. Or maybe this was for the best and it was only you who thought it to be unkind. That night on patrol was just another boring night; no special appearance by the Joker, or anyone for that matter. When Batman joined you later that evening to finish the watch, he commented on your seemingly low mood. It took you a moment to maintain composure so he wouldn’t suspect anything but in the end you tell him it was just another boring night. He laughed, and you sensed his relief that this was the worst of your problems at the moment, or so he thought. He never asked how you spent that afternoon and you made no effort to tell him of those few hours you spent with the Joker. Those few hours starting to feel like a dream and not a distant memory.

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