fruits of my labor!

pjo musical: the rundown

so i went to see the lightning thief with @angelicomma yesterday and um. oKAY GUYS GALS AND NONBINARY PALS LEMME TELL U ABOUT THIS MOTHER!FUCKIN! SHOW!!!! because it was SO GOOD this is just like. the short list of what i loved about it because oh my god 

prepare for the longest post ever 

  • the set was such an aesthetic? it was all very metallic like there was scaffolding and greek columns with graffiti on them? it was very chb and very nyc and overall a Blessing 
  • every time they needed to show a different location they’d do it with the lights so like there were these lights lining the scaffolding that would change color ?? in the underworld they’d flash red, yellow and orange and were made to look like fire and near the ocean theyd be blue and if they were talking about trees itd be green and! if they wanted u to focus on a certain part of the scaffolding it’d be a different light color than any of the other parts which was rad af
  • the overhead lights were used really well too like when percy was singing about being the son of poseidon or when there was water the lights would be blue and when they were in the forest theyd be green
  • there is an entire song about how they hate new jersey and how they refuse to die in the garden state. know this
  • the show was very low budget like oh my god it was great
  • they didnt make some of their own props so sally walked in once with a trader joe’s bag and also the most important bag in the world (containing the master bolt) was a fucking jansport 
  • their representation of water was just to attach toilet paper rolls to leaf blowers and turn the overhead lights blue like what even
  • they covered the first 4 rows in toilet paper at one point 
  • also they fuckin deca-casted everyone except for percy (chris mccarrell, the light of my life actually he was so good) 
  • jonathan raviv played chiron, auntie em, random chb girl in a bike helmet and braids (?), random tractor guy (?), a bus driver, a train conductor, hades, and poseidon and im probably missing someone. he had very distinctive characters for all of them not to mention horse puns 
    • “the gods are kind of dicks”
    • medusa’s eyes were just light up swim goggles
  • sarah beth pfeifer, who probably has the best comic timing ive seen ever, played clarisse, katie gardner, a fucking squirrel?, mrs. dodds, lotus casino girl, random camper assistant to mr. d, and thalia 
    • *chases annabeth down a flight of stairs with a sword while screaming* 
    • “for their sixteenth birthdays my friends all got cars. I got a fern and a mason jar!” 
    • “ARROWS ARE MADE WITH WOOD. I REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ACTIVITY THAT CONDONES VIOLENCE AGAINST OUR ARBOR BRETHREN!”
  • they had the most roles and they were GREAT 
  • george salazar was such a wonderful grover and mr d oh man 
    • mr d’s whole gag was he’d kick a chair when he got pissed which was hysterical bc the camper assistant would start pouting every time and he also wanted to turn percy into a dolphin 
    • “grover, are you ever going to wear pants again?” “NOPE!” 
    • his solo song was about thalia and how he couldnt save her talk about EMOTIONAL he cried
    • dam jokes
      • we might have more drachmas if you didnt spend them on those DAM SNACKS” “HEY! IT WAS THE HOOVER DAM” 
  • let me talk about. carrie compere for like multiple hot seconds bc GODDAMN GIRL CAN SANG 
  • she was such a good sally. can she be my mom. she sang a song abt percy being special and wonderful and i got a lil teary 
    • “you saved my life, percy. It’s time i learned how to live it.” cryin g 
  • her silena was really funny? like very whiny but very funny.
    •  “every time i bring a boy home, my mom’s there in her nightie […] she steals my mascara and all my dates!” 
  • she also played sort of charon? underworld guide in this awesome gold dress (she looked SO GOOD) who smacked grover’s goat ass (?????) 
    • “you know, bringing people to the underworld isn’t my only job. I also have a band. wanna hear a demo?” “not really?” “sorry, i can’t hear you over this SWEET ASS RIFF” 
    • We got everyone! we got kurt kobain, we got beethoven. any requests?” “um, do you have josh groban?” “we will.” 
  • JAMES! HAYDEN ! RODRIGUEZ! was sO GOOD AS LUKE
  • THERE WAS A GOOD KID REPRISE AND I WAS SHOOKEN 
    • “being a good kid gets you nowhere at all” bruh 
  • they couldn’t have a scorpion onstage so luke just. fucking stabs percy in the back??? 
  • He was also a really funny ares and gabe!! 
  • ok and my gal KRISTIN STOKES 
    • fun fact abt me and kristin stokes ….. so we were walking in the same direction after stage door and so me and @angelicomma just walked with her….to the train…. she gave us dessert recs…… and talked about the show (she’s so salty about how rangey her big solo is but trust me she was so good on that song) and also waitress with us…. it was the best experience of all time she is so nice and cool and was wearing jurassic park leggings how rad is she oh my god
    • her annabeth? was awesome? she was witty and tough and aggressive and i was ABOUT IT 
    • she called out sexism all the damn time 
      • “annabeth, i get it. do you know how many schools i’ve been kicked out of?” “yeah, percy, but when boys mess up they get a second chance.” 
      • “hey, annabeth, who’s your dad?” “he’s a history professor.” “i thought everyone’s dad was-” “a god? that’s my mom. sexist.” 
        • longest yeah boi ever 
    • the moment where she betrayed luke at the end??? YES GIRL
  • chris mccarrell was such a perfect percy i am elated 
    • “Tartarus? LIKE THE FISH SAUCE???!!!?!?!” 
    • *swings riptide like a lightsaber while making lightsaber noises* 
    • *packages medusa’s head* “To Mount Olympus. Signed, Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase.” “the gods will think we’re impertinent!” “*winning smile* we are impertinent.” 
    • *pouts* “i know how to hold a sword! like this!” annabeth corrects him and he swings it “oh wow actually that’s a lot easier” 
    • in good kid he was like? running around the stage and climbing the scaffolding and shit? and i cried??? the no mom line was the WORST i wanted to actually scream and his voice is so pretty 
    • and he was so shook by his own powers oh man 
    • he was just. so good at the twelve year old thing it was fantastic he was all fidgety and Dramatic ™ god bless
    • he loves sally so much!!! all the demigods were salty af abt their parents and he was just quietly singing like “my mom loves hugs and scary movies” and i just. screamed quietly
  • there were rlly cute percabeth moments too. 
    •  percy’s knocked tf out the first time annabeth meets him (she infiltrates his dream a lil) and he sings a lil song abt how she’s beautiful and stuff and he wakes up and she’s all “YOU DROOL IN YOUR SLEEP” shook 
    • she shows up at capture the flag (percy hasnt officially met her yet) and he points at her and was just “gasps YOURE MY DREAM GIRL!” and annabeth side-eyes him hardcore and he goes “UM. THE GIRL. FROM MY DREAM.” 
    • “the god is my mom. sexist.” “NO NO I LOVE GIRLS!” annabeth is shook yet again and percy panics and is like “I MEAN UM THEYRE VERY NICE” 
      • percy gets serious side eye from luke
      • it’s great  
    • when percy gets stabbed they almost kiss and then grover RUNS ONSTAGE “HEY! here’s your ambrosia percy” goddamn it was DRAMATIC
  • im definitely missing shit but oh boy it was so so good
  • i’d kill a man for that soundtrack  
  • if you have the chance (and the money) it’s just. such an Experience and everything i could have ever dreamed of. the cast is great (and theyre all so freakin NICE s/o to kristin especially). 
  • i’d highly recommend it!!! A+ 1000/10

I’m at the stage in life where I’m just appreciative of everything thus far. I’m beginning to see the fruits of my labor, and I’m still manifesting for more. Patience and self-love has taught me so much over the last 5 months and has introduced me to some beautiful people along the way too. Well-being has become a daily routine and changes are slowly being recognized. Your body regenerates itself every 7 years.. In this cycle I’m going to become the woman that I used to daydream about when I was a little girl. I owe that to myself.

Everything is in great condition:

  • My Mind because I meditate every morning for 40 minutes. I’ve gained closure on all things that were left unresolved. My thoughts are positive and my inner voice is still my cheerleader. I’m trying to learn how to vibrate higher and stay away from people who dim my light, reduce my energy or have me acting out of character. I read everyday. I’ve stayed clear from those who constantly complain, gossip and have drama. My circle is just calm, pure and light. I make sure, that whoever I interact with, has a positive impact on my energy, otherwise I’m out.
  • My body because I train daily with my PT and I’m cautious of what I eat. This plant based lifestyle is fun because I’m able to cook everyday. I only drink water and I can infuse it with fruits if I’m craving a flavor. My friends and I have a 10k step target everyday. My hair, my skin, my teeth, everything is just glowing and rewarding me. A bitch is in the sauna every morning. 
  • My soul because I’m no longer harboring any pain from the past. I’m writing and creating. I’ve been blessed with a collective of great people for years and I’m content with that. My surroundings are peaceful and my environment is calm; overall tranquility is still something I’m aiming for. Over the last 4 months, I’ve been focusing more on the things that nourish my soul instead of material bullshit. It’s quite liberating. Plus, I save money and fly out instead of consuming. The same £200 I would spend over the weekend - is a short stay and flight to a city I’ve never been to before.

It’s taken a while to get here. 5 months ago I was living like zombie. It dawned on me, that I’m approaching a new cycle. The next 7 years are really going to shape the rest of my life. I immediately changed and released everything that was jeopardizing my growth. I had to create a daily schedule, change my eating habits and release some people too. I had to spend more time alone, read and self educate and learn how to meditate properly. I had to do all of these things, because I felt like I was losing myself.

I’m slowly getting back to me.

- Meggan Roxanne
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Not the time, Michael. Not the time.

animation I did about ideas coming to life and things coming out of nothing

I definitely want to clean it up a bit cause i made it in firealpaca but for now here she is… the fruit of my love and labors

(I recommend using tumlrmobl’s gif feature to slow parts down frame by frame- slide your finger back and forth over the gif at the speed of your preference and it should work)

/edit yeah it’s mp100
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Here it is: The fruits of my labors.

I put together a curated book experience for @skelebirddraws since The Raven Cycle is one of my favorite series and I was dying for her to read it and also she said “No, seriously, do that” when I threatened to make her a book box for her birthday, and this is what happens when you challenge me.

The way it works is I devised a plan to have a reading adventure-style guide included in the gift that would explain when to use each item and the chapter it related to! But because I’m a graphic/product designer for my day job, I realized I could make the adventure insert look like one of Gansey’s journal pages, with all the collage and interesting bits about Welsh Kings thrown in. (For funsies scan the page and find all the references! In some places I used quotes and in others I got more tangential) You can see the print in the box in the photos above.

Included in THE EPIC BOX:

-The 4 TRC candles from Novelly Yours (Cabeswater, Manibus, Henrietta, and Gansey)

-300 Fox Way and Excelsior stickers

-Bumble Bee Enamel Pin

-The Raven Boys Book

-How much do you know about Welsh Kings Bookmark

-Earl Grey Tea

-A Fleur De Lis bracelet

-A Perfume sampler that includes scents that I thought matched the vibe of the Book (Raven Spells, Feather Heart, The Reading of Leaves, and Magic and Moonlight)

The idea is as she reads the journal page will make more and more sense to her and also who doesn’t love being told what to do and when right????

Also: @maggie-stiefvater because imma die if she sees this!

So hey, this is done.  I finally finished dubbing the scene from @squigglydigglydoo ‘s Toon Henry AU.  This is one of the most ambitious creative projects I’ve done in my entire life and it was an absolute joy to make.  Thanks so much to Squiggly for letting me do this!

Enjoy the fruits of my labor.

PS: This sounds waaaay better with headphones, I swear

EDIT: SHIT I TOTALLY FORGOT TO CREDIT THEMEATLY FOR THE MUSIC IN THE END CARD!

Sketches, Hellfire Follies, and the ambience for the game which I don’t know the name of are all credited to TheMeatly.

Writing is like planting a garden.

You start out really enthusiastic, like, “this is gonna be amazing, and so pretty, and I’m going to be able to enjoy the fruits of my labor and people will stop by to see it and yeah, this was a GREAT idea.”

And then not everything grows. And sometimes you forget to water. And the WEEDS, oh my god, where do they even come from? Like, you did NOT put those in there. Or did you? Did you mean to plant that there? Doesn’t that go on the other side of the garden? And no, no, no, I do not need anymore volunteer pumpkins, go away pumpkins, you’re really not wanted, go join the zucchinis that also exist for some reason, why aren’t my apple trees growing!?

And your garden is going to be GREAT, really, because this was a GREAT idea and you’ll be damned if you let a few - a lot - of zucchinis get in the way. 

Or maybe you’ll just be damned. It happens.

Maybe next year you could plant a smaller garden. 

Unfortunate Luck

Here on AO3 by TheAceApples

Summary: Somebody accidentally activates the Temple of Procreation. Tucker and Locus reap the benefits.

Rating: Explicit

Relationships: Locus/Lavernius Tucker

Characters: Lavernius Tucker, Locus | Samuel Ortez, Agent Washington (Red vs. Blue)

Additional Tags: Temple of Procreation, Sex-Pollen, of the as non-dubious as i could possibly make it variety, Oral Sex, Blow Jobs, Hand Jobs, i named this ship Lucker because i’m hilarious and regret nothing, note: i wrote this purely out of thirst which was a fun new experience lemme tell you, Post-Season/Series 13

My tomato plant survived the summer on our balcony, even with the construction work and almost getting entirely eaten up by bugs when we left it in a friend’s garden for a week, so yesterday we celebrated the harvest and ate the last two cherry tomatoes. They were sweet and delicious and I feel absolutely ready for the zombie apocalypse.

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The fruits of my labor! I though it was going to take hours and hours to dry each batch but it only took an hour to dry all of them! The white roses are my moms bouquet from Valentine’s Day and the pink ones were from a very sweet friend 💖

How to dry rose petals in the oven

1. Be extremely lazy and let the roses shrivel up in the vase (this will shorten time they need to dry in the oven)
2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit
3. Remove the petals from the roses
4. Spread them in a single layer on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Don’t let them overlap or fold in on themselves, it will take longer for them to dry
5. Put them in the oven with the door cracked open
6. Leave them in for 10ish minutes (I don’t know the exact time I just left them in until the next sheet was ready) Check frequently so they don’t burn
7. When they are completely dry (no soft flexible parts) take them out and let them cool completely before storing in an airtight container

There you go! Use them in love, lust, self love, or beauty spells and baths. If you want to use them in food make sure they are organic and pesticide free or even better look for food quality ones! Have fun lovelies! 💖💖💖

Anyone who thinks their intelligence is “similar to Rick’s” or thinks that they’re “intellectually superior” for watching the show, yet likes Rick and bashes Jerry, is seriously an idiot.

It’s about Jerry. It’s always been about Jerry.

Your small, inferior brains are amused by Rick’s easy-to-understand shenanigans. A TRUE Rick And Morty fan would KNOW that Jerry, hidden in the background, is where the actual fruits of my labor have been placed. He’s someone you ACTUALLY have to think about. He’s the real main character.

But keep fooling yourselves, I suppose.

dailymotion

okay heres all the 1968 Pink Floyd Belgian music videos! i dunno if this is a thing that everyone ever has seen or not, but either way, its here for ur viewing pleasure.

if it gets taken down ill reupload and/or make a download link, but until then, enjoy!