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Vogue released its March 2017 cover on Wednesday, and it’s gorgeous. The photo features seven top models: Liu Wen, Ashley Graham, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Imaan Hammam, Adwoa Aboah, and Vittoria Ceretti (from left to right). Although the women are all very different looking, they are styled nearly identically with black turtlenecks, patterned bikini bottoms, and simple, fresh faces. 

That’s what makes the one problematic incongruity among the cover stars stand out.

Meeting Your New Tarot Deck

Hello there my witches and diviners! Here’s an introduction Spread I like to do for New decks so I can get a grasp on them. This is a reprint of the Dalí Tarot Universal deck I got for my birthday.

Shuffle your cards (I’ll usually “bridge” my cards once the entire time I use them, and that’s the first time I use them) cut your deck how you like then make your Spread starting top to bottom, left to right.
1: Please introduce yourself (card the deck thinks of as the best summary of its facets/personality)
2: What’s your strength as a deck?
3: What are your limitations?
4: What can I learn from you?
5: What’s the best way to work with you?
6: What’s the outcome of our relationship?

Please introduce yourself: Knight of Swords.
Majestic and proud and a touch materialistic, the deck likes to think of itself as the “crown jewel” and craves attention and recognition.

Your strength as a deck: King of Coins
Matters of the physical world, whether it’s wealth, health or goals are questions best answered by this deck. Advice and insight into sensuality and the pleasures of life are easily handled by this deck

Your limitations as a deck: Ace of Swords
Deeper matters of the mind, and cleaving clarity may be limited. What this could mean is that the deck, like the sword is a tool, and like the ace represents, only the beginning. The decks job isn’t to discern nuances in emotions or relationships but to show truths. It’s limit is also a strength. The sword is double edged, I may not like all the answers I get.

What can I learn from you: The Lovers
About relationships in all their forms. Relationship with myself, others, romantic, business or otherwise. Life is made up of relationships, and being able to get insight into those as well as strengthening my own relationships is awesome:

Best way to use/work with you: III of Swords.
Asking questions and reading answers with an open mind and an open heart. Don’t let biases shade the answers I seek because each reading is separate and stands on its own not influenced by past readings

Outcome of our relationship: Wheel of Fortune
Balance and natural order will be strengthened and restored when lacking. This is comforting to read because sometimes when using the cards and seeking answers it’s because you feel out of sorts, but the answers and messages delivered will bring you back to base.

Now I know what you might be thinking, “those aren’t exactly the interpretations I have for that/those cards.” This is a personal thing for me, but I always base my intro spread on the meanings the included book/pamphlet have. Think of it as a new phone. You unpackaged it and follow the designated set up directions, then later on you personalize it. Especially with this deck, the imagery is a very important aspect of the cards and their meanings.

Whenever You Need

Bucky X Reader

Request: @nowayitzaarya Hi, I have a request :) can you make an imagine where the reader is going through a hardship and Bucky as the s/o comforting the reader? And they end up cuddling and cute stf? Lol hope that’s not too much to ask for. And if you do plan on making this come true, tag me if you want. Thanks xx 

Summary: You’re having a hard time and Bucky decides to help you. Teeth-rotting fluff. Warnings: Nudity (you take a shower, so yeah).

Words: 1883.

A/N: Thank you for the request, dear! I hope you like it :3 Requests are open. If you want to be tagged, tell me and I will arrenge it! Feeback is appreciated :3


You tossed yourself on the couch and sighed. You dipped your head and covered your face with your hands, taking a shaky breath, trying to keep the tears from falling.

Then you remembered Bucky wasn’t home, he was away on a mission. You could cry without him seeing.

It wasn’t that you didn’t him to see you weak or anything. It was that, after all he had been through, he deserved happiness. He was only ever happy as long as you were happy, so when you cried he felt like he had failed. And the reason you were crying had absolutely nothing to do with him.

So, knowing you were alone, you just the salty water fall from your eyes. 

It didn’t take long - not a minute actually - for you to hear steps coming from the corridor toward the living room. 


You knew the voice. 

All you managed to do was bury yourself deeper into the cushions, your hands still covering your face.

The steps came closer.

”[Y/n],“ Bucky whispered, "What can I do, baby doll?”

One thing Bucky always did was give you space when you needed. He wouldn’t force or ask an explanation until he felt utterly necessary, usually he’d wait for you to open up with him, no matter the subject. He was glad these were actions as well when the situation was reversed and he had to gather his thoughts from the guilt and pain he felt because of his Winter Soldier’s day’s deed.

He touched your knee. His voice was strained when he talked. “[Y/n], please, let me help.”

You took a deep, shaky breath, but didn’t open your eyes. Your voice quivered. 

“Bucky, I-”

But you didn’t finish. Instead, your tears and sobs attacked and your throat closed up.

His strong arms wrapped around you and he pulled you to his embrace. With your head buried in the crook of his neck and your arms around him, he stood you, lifting you, and set you down on his lap when he sat on the couch.

He changed his arms so his cool arm was around your back and his warm one was around your legs, which you had pulled up to your chest. As you were perpendicular to him, you leaned to the side to rest against his chest, your arms clinging to him. His lips placed kisses in your hair and forehead, because those were the places he could reach when your head was on his shoulder. 

You lost track of time before your tears ceased and your sobs followed suit. 

Once you calmed down, he asked, “What about a hot bath?”

You nodded, but didn’t move. 

He rubbed your back and moved his other hand so it was placed under your knees. He got up from the couch after kissing your cheek and carried you bridal style to the bathroom, where he placed on the marble counter as he turned the faucet. Hot water started pouring into the tub and he added a liquid to make bubbles. Bucky stood in front of you and arched an eyebrow. You raised your arms and he got the message. He pulled your shirt up and out of you then the same with your other clothes. His hands roamed sweetly around your skin, an adoration tone to his touches and looks. 

Bucky lifted you bridal style once again and set you on the tub, keeping your hair out of the water, he had plans for those. He stopped the water from pouring any longer and you closed your eyes, enjoying the hot water on your skin.

You opened them when you felt Bucky’s hand on your hair, first carding his fingers gently through it then sanctioning in two large parts. Bucky was lowly humming an old song as he on the ground, behind your head.

The light was out by then, the illumination coming from the several candles Bucky had scattered around the room. He used a brush to untangle your hair, he knew how much you loved it when he did that, and then pinned it with a hairband in a loose bun. 

Bucky placed a folded towel behind your head and upper neck and gently pushed your shoulders, telling you to lay down. 

Bucky kissed your forehead and murmured, “I’ll be right back.”

You closed your eyes and wait as he left the bathroom. Soon calm music comes from the living room and you smile.

The hot water relaxes all of your muscles and the soft music clears your thoughts.

Bucky came back with a tray full of food, setting the tray down on a stool and sitting on the ground next to the tub, his back propped up by the porcelain.

“Chocolate fondue?”

You chuckled lowly at this. If Steve heard this, he’d get the wrong idea of the situation. Bucky seemed to get what you thought, because he laughed as well.


He dipped your favorite fruit on the melted chocolate and brought it to your mouth.

“Hum, this is great, Buck,” you said.

The chocolate was warm and just the way you liked it, while the fruit was fresh and sweet.

“Wanda taught me.”

“She does know how to cook,” you smiled. Wanda was one of your favorite people in the world.

Bucky kept feeding you with fondue and some wine, talking about the team and series. You laughed at his stories, but the first time you did it, Bucky was beaming. He smiled at you, fondly and adorable. “There it is,” he murmured, cupping your cheek, “Your beautiful smile.”

You blushed and looked at your hands, resting on your lap.

Bucky gently pushed your chin up and focused his steel eyes to yours for a second. He leaned down and fit his soft lips to yours. The kiss was calm though intense, Bucky tried to display all his emotions to you at that moment: love, care, admiration… And you smiled into the kiss. His tongue skimmed your bottom lip, asking for permission, which you didn’t hesitate to concede. His tongue slid onto your mouth and your own met his, in an intense yet peaceful dance.

When you broke apart, the both of you gasping for air, it was only enough for you to touch your foreheads together, eyes still closed.

When it finished, he took the tray away and poured more hot water in the tub.

Bucky reached for the soap and started rubbing your skin with it. First were your feet. He held the bottom of your foot with both hands and his hands went to the top, kneading the muscles. He made his way down, applying more pressure as he neared the sole. He repeated the movement a few times on each feet, using his thumbs to move in circles at the heels. His hands went up to your ankles, massaging around the ankle bone from both sides.

The lavender soap helped his task, its sweet smell relaxing you.

His hands climbed up to your knees as his soapy hands massage all your muscles. He continued his work up your hips, your stomach, your arms, kissing your hands, and your face, using a towel so nothing would fall into your eyes.

Then he stood behind you, still out of the tub while you looked over to shoulder.

Bucky got the hairband out of your hair and let it fall in waves around you. He used a bowl to wet your strands and his fingers massaged your scalp, making you close your eyes from the insanely good sensation.

Once your hair was washed and conditioned, he squeezed it so most of the water would leave it. He moved your hair away before his fingers touched the back of your neck.

Bucky worked along your neck and upper back muscles. His long fingers did light and long strokes on its length first, then his fingertips starting warming up your muscles. Then he places his palms on your shoulders and his thumbs kneaded your shoulder blades. He moved so his thumb was on one side of spine and the other four were the other side, and gliding his hand up and down your neck, relieving the pressure.

Bucky tilted your head a bit to the right, exposing the left side of neck more. He used his usually-cold-but-now-warm-due-to-your-skin hand to slide from top to bottom of your neck as his right hand stabilized your shoulder. He repeated the process on the other side. Lastly, he put his hand on the front of your shoulder and started kneading the muscles in your shoulder blades.

He applied focused pressure at any tension knots.

His hands travelled down to your middle and lower back, where he rubbed your muscles with patience and calm, getting rid of any sore spots.

Once finished, he kept his hands on your shoulders, lightly rubbing your skin there.

“I think I’m good now,” you told him, peeking over your shoulder to smile at him.

He leaned in and kissed your cheek. Bucky grabbed a fluffy, big towel and offered his hand to help you up without falling. 

He wrapped the towel around you and used another, smaller one to hold your hair with a pin.

“My sister used to do this,” he chuckled, “Is it okay?”

You felt a lump in your throat again that night, but this time the reason for it was a happy one. It was Bucky.

So you nodded, smiling a bit.

Bucky kissed your lips.

He ran the bigger towel through your skin, drying every inch, then he lifted you up again and carried you to the bedroom.

He got his red Henley - which he knew you loved in him and loved to wear it - and your favorite pajama bottoms, along with underwear.

The clothes were comfortable and soft, exactly what you needed.

He got the towel off your hair and made you sit on the bed, him right behind you with a brush in hands. He had all the care and patience in the world with him as he detangled every knot from your hair, squeezing it with another small towel. By the time he finished, you had your eyes closed in pleasure and your hair almost dry.

He then drew the cover back and you both got in, Bucky changing into more comfortable before dimming the lights and joining you. He laid by your side and you don’t know who leaned in first, but your lips met in a soft kiss. 

Bucky pulled you into his chest and circled his strong arms around you. 

“Not that I don’t like you here or anything, but,” you quietly said, “How are you here?”

His hand rubbed your back and pulled you closer to him. “Mission was completed before expected. We only got back two hours ago and I wanted to surprise you.”

“Oh. Was everyone alright?”

He smiled. “Yeah, we were all okay.”


“Now, are you alright?”

His eyes showed concern and love.

“Thanks to you, I am,” you smiled at him and leaned in to kiss him.

You laid your head on his chest again and Bucky kissed your forehead.

“Sweet dreams, my love.”

“Night, Bucky.”

You were out the second you closed your eyes, Bucky’s heartbeat inducing you to sleep.

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8 panel love story

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A Guide on Collecting all the CGs in Mystic Messenger

If you’re hoping to collect all the CGs in Mystic Messenger, you’ve likely seen my CG Spreadsheet. Thanks to the extensive efforts of many fans, we have discovered and documented where and when to find all of the CGs in the game. (Also, since I’m sometimes asked about this, CGs = the pictures that get saved to your Album)

I now have a more finalized version of the CG spreadsheet, this one organized by character so that anyone looking for a specific CG can instantly find out how to get it. It looks like this:

Find the new CG Spreadsheet Here.

To quickly summarize how the spreadsheet works: If you’re looking for a certain CG that you don’t have in your album, find its ‘number’ in your album by counting from left to right, top to bottom. Then you can look that up on the spreadsheet.

The green cells flag ‘unusual’ CGs that require an extra step to get - whether it be participating in the chat or not, choosing certain options, or changing your game to Korean (a method that will allow you to collect those CGs that were previously ‘missing’). The rest of the CGs you will likely collect automatically by going through the game.

Of course, I’m going to assume that since you’re trying to collect all of the CGs, you’ve probably at least gone through all of the characters’ Good Ends and After Ends, as well as the Secret Ends. So for people like you, there is more information under the cut on how to finish up your Album.

Final Note: If there are any mistakes or you don’t get a CG by following the CG spreadsheet, let me know! I will see it the quickest if you message me or send me an ask. Thank you to everyone who helped with the first CG spreadsheet!

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129- Swift

Normal Type: Charm. A spell to increase your chances of executing another spell properly. Good for tough cases or a lack of room for error.

What You’ll Need~

  • Four bay leaves
  • A round candle in a color to represent you
  • A sharp tool


  1. Start by carving a star around the wick of your candle with your tool. Around the star draw a circle, and then another around that circle. Start with the inner circle and work outwards.
  2. Set the bay leaves in a diamond shape around your candle.
  3. Light the candle.
  4. Burn the left bay leaf. Say “For (insert name of spell you wish to enhance or purpose of spell) I put my heart and faith into its making and success.”
  5. Burn the right bay leaf. Say “For  (insert name of spell you wish to enhance or purpose of spell) I compel accuracy and skill with my determination.”
  6. Burn the bottom bay leaf. Say “For  (insert name of spell you wish to enhance or purpose of spell) I draw power from the core of my being, to do what I must to the best of my ability.”
  7. Burn the top bay leaf. Say “For  (insert name of spell you wish to enhance or purpose of spell) this shall be, for I have put forth the energy to make it so. I focus my magic in upon this spell.”
  8. Envision the spell, and what you want it to achieve.
  9. Say “So it shall be.”
  10. Blow out the candle.


  • If you have room you can draw more circles around the star, always working outwards. This is to symbolize your magic moving outwards from you, to reach your target.

hello fam!! after multiple requests to make this post, i’m finally writing this!! yay!! okay, so let’s get started:

what’s a bullet journal? basically, it’s a DIY journal system that you can customize to your own liking. here’s a post that explains bullet journalling in more detail! bullet journals are used by studyblrs and people all around the world because they’re super flexible and easy to make!

how do you set up your bullet journal? above are some excerpt pages from my bullet journal, and i’m going to talk you through each one!

picture one (top left): arguably the most common layout for bullet journals, this is named the daily spread (or to-do)! in my daily spreads, i have a small flag that indicates the date, then i write down the day and below it are the tasks that i need to complete on that day! on the right page, as you see, is a random-thoughts page. i like having random-thoughts pages since i can write down anything i’m feeling or thinking of on that page so i don’t forget it later! 

picture two (top right): now we have my weekly spreads, in which i write down all the tasks i need to finish by the end of the week in one column (my deadlines column). i also write down events that are happening on that specific week (tests, projects, etc) i like to decorate my spreads with washi tape/colored pens too! i like weekly spreads for school weeks that are busier, since i can keep track of all my assignments on one page and take a quick glance of how much i have left to do, or how much i’ve completed!

picture three (bottom left): this is from a long time ago, but it’s my term break spread! this type of spread, as i like to call it, is a holidays spread. as you see, i have deadlines & an agenda for the break, as well as a few goals! on the right side, i have a modified version of the daily spread, fit to my term break needs! i used post-its to contrast it from the gridded background, and also because they’re a great size to fit my daily to-do!

picture four (bottom right): now we have version 2 of my holidays spread, for winter break! this time, i have a schedule on the top left page and some goals below that. on the right page, i have a study methods portion to help me with my revisions (random-thoughts section, oops), as well as a small calendar of sorts to help me stay on track with the days!! i like this spread better than my previous one for the term break since i don’t have a lot of deadlines to meet, and i’ll be stuck doing a lot of the same tasks every day.

so there you have it: my bullet journal spreads set-up! i hope this was helpful, please do give this a like/reblog if you found this helpful and continue requesting for posts here!!

tipthewink asked for Sera...
Anglerfish - Too good to be true, probably is. (for tipthewink​ )

“If you’ve come to vandalize the fresco I hope you brought more than arrows to save you.”

He’s not looking up at her, crammed between the library bannisters, so he doesn’t see her tongue sticking out. Waste.  

“Wouldn’t do that. Again,” she says. “Just looking is all. Looking’s not a crime now, is it?”

He’s painting, starting on the floor this time. Always does it in the dead of night, all in one go, slapping on that stinking plaster. The room smells like ash and wet chalk until it dries, takes days. She likes the paints, though. They’re pretty, rich-like, before they go on.

“Looking at what, exactly?” says Solas.

“The shine off your head, for one.”

Painting, working on his knees, but no stopping and no talking. Right, it’s all business once he starts, and her fun won’t start if he won’t play.  So, she drops down to the scaffold, crouching over to see him.

“Fine, I’ve got a question. You love those, right?” She waits, but hasn’t gotten any better at it after all this time.  “No good having all the answers in that bulgy, fade-y brain if no one ever asks.”

“Quite so,” he says, a tickle of a pause. Got him. “Ask, but I have to keep working.”

She opens her mouth, and the question sits there, lost.  On the blank wall he’s sketched the picture, a whole night’s work laid out in nothing but grey lines. She makes out the temple, the wilds creeping and the water flowing, and below it his head in the real world, bent low like no one’s ever allowed to see him, not really. He adds a milky slate blue across the bottom of the plaster, working fast with a broad brush.  

“That maybe-goddess, Mythal, that weird temple full of ancient, snooty elves,” says Sera, watching how the sketch lines disappear and then come back under the thin paint. “It’s all real. Or was once. And now it’s just a story, but with too many pages missing, bound up like it should still make sense.  It doesn’t.”

More brushing, deeper color where he layers it.

“That is certainly one interpretation. No less insightful than that of the Dalish,” says Solas to the wall. “But I haven’t heard a question so far.”

“You don’t believe in Andraste or the Maker, but you believe in her.”

She sees it happen, a crack in the calm, where his light brushstrokes go heavy and wrong, in the space of a breath.

“I do.”


“Because…” He wants to stop, she can tell, maybe walk off or yell at her, but he’s racing the plaster for time. And Solas always gets quiet when he lies. “Faith is personal, Sera. Its complexity can’t be summarized by-”

“Yeah, I’m not buying it, smarty-farts. You’re not really a ‘faith’ sort of man, are you?” She swings her legs against the ladder, a bit of a racket that rustles the birds up top.  “No, don’t think so. Sort of man, though, that might be right.”

Hard stop. He steps back from the wall.

“Sort of …?” When he finally looks up at her, it feels like she’s standing at the edge of a well. No bottom, all black, better left alone. “What are you implying?”

“Know what, forget it. Wasn’t even the question I came for,” she says in a rush, and slides down the ladder. “Thing is, I’m in a jam with Leliana, and I shouldn’t have done the thing I did, but it’s done, and now I’m on the hook.”

Heartbeats go by. She turns for the door when it seems like he won’t bother, but Solas dips the big brush again, and wets the wall with blue. “And?”

“Is there a …spell, or a potion, to make someone forgive you? Let the old bygones be, that kind of thing?” But shit, there’s always . .“Not blood magic.”

Half the wall is faded water now, past the shoulders and going for the ears.  Up against it, Solas looks like he’ll drown, but he’s got the brush.  And he just keeps painting it higher.

“Would the world be a better place if such a thing was possible?”

Yes and no, but more, uh, yeah! At least on her side of it.

“A bloody question for an answer,” she mutters. “Figures.”

I found the charger to my iPad which has been dead for over a year. So to practice digital art a little i decided to do an art style challenge. I’m really proud of how some of these came out!

So from left to right, top to bottom, here are all the art styles.

The Melancholy of Suzumiya Harui
Adventure Time
Gatchaman Crowds
Steven Universe (really unsatisfied with this one)
Space Patrol Luluco
Power Puff Girls (another bad one)
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
@lavendertowne (an odd one out since its not from a tv show but rather another artist i like)

And finally the last three is just my own art style using all the coloring and lineart techniques that i’ve learned from the previous ones.

Hope you all like it!


A tree with deep roots,
Because the wind sways it not,
Blossoms Abundantly
And bears fruit.
The water from a deep spring,
Because a drought dries it not,
Becomes a stream
And flows to the sea.
from Yongbieocheonga (Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven)


@sapphicangelaziegler tagged me in a “post 8 characters u relate to + a selfie” so here it is!! thsi was rlly fun tbh ^^

im taggin whoever wants to do this ayy @ my followers pls do this feel free to tag me as who tagged you!!

(from top left to bottom right)

cardia (code realize), Sonia Nevermind (dangan ronpa), Illi (Kaima), Star (SvTFOE), me, Haru (tsuritama), Elizabeth (bioshock), Charlotte (hello charlotte) and dva (overwatch)

Wonwoo Scenario - Beautiful Morning 

Genre: Romance (warning smut)

He sat at the window sill, dressed in dark navy blue pants, a white polo shirt and a loosely tied navy blue tie to match. The sun, beaming through the large white framed window, highlighted his flawless physical features; his soft dark brown hair fittingly styled, perfectly shaped eyes and nose, thick pink lips,  and his well proportioned body, not too big nor too small. With his unchanging serious expression as he read through the book, perfectly resting on top of his right thigh, his icy gaze suddenly turned towards you….

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Make up tests for (from top left to bottom right) 
Bedelia du Maurier
Hannibal Lecter 
Will Graham 
Margot Verger
Alana Bloom
Freddie Lounds
all by me! (yup that’s all my face, just covered in make-up) 
I don’t know if i’m going to be doing anymore, but if anyone has any suggestions, TELL MEE! 


my mcc girls, in their regular house clothes!! from top to bottom, left to right:

Konoha, Himeko and Tsukimi are on my September account; Shika is on my JP account (username みずえ); and Jinx and Kelpie are on my Jupiter account!!


a friend wanted to know what helixs house looked like so i drew this up as a reference for the size of everything i have a pony outline

pic 1 outside- its basically just a small cheap house, mainly meant to be cheap so if anything happened to it it could easily be replaced. walls are wood and the roof has layered metal sheets that act as shingles

pic 2 inside- from top left to bottom right. pictures of some of his closest friends, his dresser where he keeps all his stuff, a fold out couch he sleeps on, door bathroom stuff happens there, fridge mostly just keeps a bunch of junk food in there, trash can for trash(aka mods house)

|Self Insert Au|

Name: Lesi
Age: 15
Height: 6,1


Bio:As a young intern for the speedwagon foundation,lesi is constantly seen across the world as a photographer seeking out any thing related to stand appearances our users themselves due to the recent mention of a proclaimed stand arrow located in morioh. As of now he is seen taking photographs of sea life for a much higher associate.

Andromeda: A long ranged stand with two short tendrils as four small orbs hang below its stem of a body. Both tendrils can reach a decent length depending how far the stand is from the opponent as they have a durability as of steel. Each orb has a significant purpose, the one that appears on the top left can predict the enemy’s movement,depending on its range the chances of success can vary. Top right can briefly show a emotion that the enemy currently has to its user while the bottom right shows their current health situation such as pulse,blood pressure and weight,while finally the bottom left tracks the opposing user indicating Thier location as long as the orb stays within its given range.


I love that Sims 4 Studio automatically orders swatches. Its a handy feature that saves a lot of time when you have to do it manually. However, I found a shortcoming of the method used to organise object swatches. The method used is to alter the last 2 digits of the instance number for the object catalogue and definition resources. Although this works perfectly for a small number of swatches, but if you are like me who adds a lot of styles to an object, you may notice things get a little out of order when more then 30 styles are added. I messed around and found a solution to the issue, and I am going to share with any people encountering a similar problem. 

This method of swatch ordering is much like the way CAS items are ordered. We are editing the SwatchColorSortPriority value within the Object Catalog resource. By filtering the warehouse resources by instance putting the swatches in the correct order they should show up in-game, then editing the value for the SwatchColorSortPriority, the game will then show the swatches in the desired order, no matter the number of styles an object has. By changing the value in the first Object Catalog resource to 0 then every one after that with a value one greater then the resource before, its a simple, though tedious process that works around the game’s limitations when referencing instance numbers for swatch order.

Note: This tutorial orders the swatches as Maxis displays them, from right to left, top to bottom. You can choose to display the swatches from the left to right, just start at the last swatch instead of the first. 

Hopefully this helps someone who like me likes a lot of styles and is bugged by out-of-order swatches. Probably not many of you, but I rather share the information in case it helps someone with the problem in the present or future. 


If this works as intended, just know I’m kinda sorta sorry… kinda.


Soldier: 76 ran as fast as he could, which was faster than the average human, but his left leg felt like it wanted to give out with every step. He wasn’t running away out of cowardice, but out of necessity. He needed to keep her safe, and he couldn’t do much without his pulse rifle. He was carrying Mercy, who was currently passed out in his arms. She was the team’s only medic they brought along, and the only doctor they had with an incredible amount of professional knowledge in medicine. She was more to him though than just a medic to patch you up however. She was all he had left. He had yet to tell her who he was ever since the recall had been initiated, and now he feared he would never be able to. She had taken a fair amount of shrapnel to her torso what felt like hours ago, but it couldn’t have been that long. Could it have? The sky was still dark and the streets were only lit by fading lamp posts and burning buildings. Her breathing got weak as every minute passed.

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Central-eastern Brazil

Sentinel-2A takes us over central-eastern Brazil – more specifically where the Bahia, Tocantins and Goiás states meet.

Click on the box in the lower-right corner to view this image at its full 10 m resolution directly in your browser.

Here we can see a large, flat plateau blanked with fields benefiting from rich soils and an apparent abundance of water, before falling off into a green, hilly valley (left). The straight lines in the image are roads, such as the highway running in a nearly straight line from the centre-top to bottom of the image.

The area is particularly known for soybean production. The country’s soybean output has increased by more than 3000% since the 1970s, and Brazil is the second largest global producer of soybeans after the US.

Other crops in this area include corn, coffee and cotton.

A distinctive feature in this image is the circles – mainly at the centre. These shapes were created by a central-pivot irrigation system, where a long water pipe rotates around a well at the centre of each plot. The varying colours show different types of crop, or different stages of growth.

The two-satellite Sentinel-2 mission is designed to monitor changing lands, including crop type and health. While the first satellite has been in orbit since 2015, its Sentinel-2B twin was launched on 7 March. Together, the satellites will provide new images of Earth’s land surfaces every five days.

This image, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme, was captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite on 8 August 2016.

Credits: contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by ESA , CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO