When the moon is invisible, it signals that all has been cleared, and it’s time to have a new beginning. It’s thought of as a good time to gather ideas, thoughts and plan ahead for the coming month or so.
Waxing Crescent Moon
Think about this time as planting a seed. The new moon gave you a chance to think about what it is that you want to accomplish, but the waxing crescent asks us to make it known, and develop our willpower to push it into fruition.
Waxing Quarter Moon
When the moon looks as if its cut in half, it signals that action is ready to be taken. If we discover any obstacles that block our path, we must be steadfast and overcome them.
Waxing Gibbous Moon
The waxing gibbous moon is there when we are close to our goals, but we need to assess their viability. Perhaps your original desire is not possible at this time, but a different version of it is.
The full moon is also known as the harvest moon, and as the name suggests, it is a time to receive the gifts of your past intentions, and even of your current one - if you’re lucky. From this period, the moon will go from waxing to waning, signaling our journey to look inward instead of out. If you’re looking for a tarot spread, we have a small sneak peek of one that is available on one of our apps.
Waning Gibbous Moon
While your actions and their reactions are still clear in your memory, it’s a good time to reflect. This stage, like its waxing mirror, is also one for refining, but this time, instead of looking at events, and what you can do, think about how you feel. Again, the waning period is all about looking internally.
Waning Quarter Moon
After thinking carefully about your internal compass in the last phase, now it is time to release and let go of those habits and thought processes that hold you back. Forgive yourself and cleanse in preparation fro the next phase.
Waning Crescent Moon
This is a time for recuperation. To be fully open to the next cycle, one must completely be relieved from this one.
by the way if i were writing the next spider man movie, peter would have ptsd from the time he spent under that debris and he would always be triumphantly fighting to rise above that. like there’s literally no way i would ignore that moment going forward. literally absolutely no way like for real that scene when he’s willing himself to stand was The Scene imo. that was The Scene. my entire red and gold iron ass legitimately liked that scene even more than all the others where tony was physically present i mean seriously??? i’m so???????? like tony was So There in spirit i could practically see him crouching next to peter under all that rubble and sharing the weight with him and helping him stand
-exfoliate down there with a washcloth the day of to get rid of any dead skin, this makes waxing a little easier.
-make sure your hair is at least ¼ of an inch long. any shorter and the wax wont be able to grip the hair.
- make sure you’re going to a reputable waxing place. no nail salons! (they’re often not licensed to do waxes and can spread bacteria and infections)
-wear a loose cotton skirt/dress or sweats. don’t wear jeans or anything tight because friction + freshly waxed kitty = tears
-don’t go in on your period. while it’s def possible for you to do so while wearing a tampon, it’s better not to because you’ll be sensitive down there and that’ll make the experience all around more painful.
-taking advil (or any other type of ibuprofen really) 45 minutes to an hour before your appointment can help with the pain.
-don’t feel embarrassed about being naked in front of your waxer. they literally see EVERYBODY naked. whatever you’re scared of them seeing, they’ve already seen it a hundred times.
-during the wax, i find that taking deep breaths can really help relax you. when you feel your waxer spread the wax on, breathe in, then breathe out slowly as they rip it off. don’t hold your breath, this can make you tense and cause more pain.
-if your waxer is using liquid wax and you notice at ANY point that they double dip the stick into the wax after using it on you, get up and leave. this is not only gross, but a HUGE health risk.
-when you get home after the wax, you might notice some irritation and/or redness. sitting in cold water or putting a cold wash cloth down there can soothe your skin.
-i find that applying witch hazel with a cotton pad and then following up with aloe vera to moisturize is the best after wax treatment. witch hazel is a gentle antiseptic and aloe vera helps moisturize and soothe the skin without being heavy and oily.
what's up with the spines/hairs on the insect eating cup?
short answer: for helping the bugs climb in the pitcher and not allowing them to get out
long answer: i gotta just make a giant post of basic pitcher plant botany and evolution bc its like. the coolest. like its a leaf dedicated 100% to catching bugs in every single aspect, even down to the microscopic level. evolution is amazing and plants are amazing
i've prompted this a few times but no one's written it, maybe because it's too detailed?? dan’s been really stressed recently, so his gf tells him to get a massage. phil is his masseuse (cliche) and smut ensues. preferably quite a bit of buildup, and submissive and masochistic dan with a lot of teasing?? it'd also be great if dan hadn't been with a guy before so maybe some hesitation/slight homophobia, but please totally consensual with a happy ending :) if you decide to write it, thank you!!
I made her his ex bc cheating isn’t sexy, but here you go! Also includes wax play.
always been an emotionally tense person. It’s not his fault, really, he just
has a tendency to stress over everything – even the smallest, most
insignificant things that the average person wouldn’t even notice. It’s been
that way since he was a kid. He never really had that carefree manner that most
children possess; he was always worrying about the consequences and outcome of
every action instead. It only got worse as he grew up, leaving him constantly
thinking and re-thinking through his words before speaking, or lying awake in
bed at night replaying something miniscule he did over and over again in his
head. Now that he’s in university his stress levels have hit an all-time high,
what with the added pressure of exams and the overwhelming fear of failure, and
it’s beginning to take a toll on him physically.
Everything hurts – his back, his shoulders, his neck. The contorted
positions he sits in at his computer probably aren’t helping, either, but he
knows it’s the emotional stress more than anything that’s twisting his muscles
in knots. If he could just bloody relax
maybe he wouldn’t wince every time he moves, but the pain only has his
overdramatic mind freaking out that he’s done some permanent damage, which just
leads to him tightening up more, and it’s all a vicious cycle of tension. He’s
left barely being able to bend over some mornings, like he’s eighty years old
or something, and it makes having sex incredibly difficult. That’s the main –
and probably the only – reason why his girlfriend tells him to just get a fucking massage, already.
in the pornstar!Bucky series. This is a mostly true story, something which
happened to a friend of mine. I nearly wet myself when she told it to me so I
hope you all get the same enjoyment out of it as I did. As I have always said, anything you tell me can, and likely will, be used in a fic at some point in the future.
Bucky Barnes x Reader | Word Count: 2161
Warnings: The painful truth about what some women go through when waxing. Language.
didn’t know what had ever possessed you to think you could get away with trying
something of this magnitude. It had been a ridiculous thought, a very bad idea,
and asking for trouble all wrapped up in one.
the other girls did it, and Wanda and Natasha had sworn up and down it really
wasn’t that hard. Just spread on the wax, rub on the linen strip, pull the skin
taught, and tear. Easy peasy, right?
Kelsier: Yes. You should. He’ll end up winning,though, which was part of his greater plan. Or if he loses that was also part of his plan. You can’t win here. Might as well not even try. Which is also part of the plan.
Dalinar: No. Absolutely not. You will die. The man is called the Blackthorn for a reason. He intimidated a piece of god into bonding with him and letting him become a radiant and once caught a chasemfiend arm with his bare hands. And all of that without using his shardblade.
Kaladin: Yes. But with kittens. The poor guy has had enough. Shower him with kittens. Even if it would confuse him because he’s never seen a kittens before. Besides, you know you want to see him cuddling kittens.
Sadeas: Yes. Punch him in the face. A lot. He deserves it.
Vin: No. She is a pint-sized destroyer of gods.
Eland: Sure. If you want to deal with Vin, go for it.
Wax: He’s good for it. It’ll be a hellaova fight, too. (I mean, he’s nothing to sneeze at either but still…)
Adolin: Are you bringing three of your friends along with you, wearing shardplate and carrying shardblades? Yes? Go for it. Otherwise.. No.
Renarian: Why would you want to do that?!
Vasher: Sure, fight him. Just remember he’s got awakener stuff. And Nightblood.
Nightblood: … Are you evil? Do you want to destroy some today?
: Ahahahahaaaa…. Do give the guy a break. He’s killed enough people already.
Siri: If you want to be mean about it sure, but she’ll get some good punches in.
Lightsong: Nah. Better to hang out with him.
Jasnah…. She will stare you down and make you wish that you never even thought about that idea. No. You don’t want to fight her. Same about her mother.
Wayne: Sure, but be sure to check your pockets when your done. He probably got into the fight with you so he could steal… trade something with you.
Hoid: Yes. He probably deserves it but realize he will get back at you for it at some point. Then again, do you really want to get into a fight with someone who apparently can’t hit back?
Dilaf: Please do. The guy’s a crazy asshole. Watch out for the bony spike things though. Best to do it from a distance.
The Lopen: Oh, no Gauncho, why would you want to do that?
“‘Oh, yeah,’ MeLaan said, ‘because that makes sense. Worship the guy who died, rather than the one who saved the world.’ ‘The Survivor transcended death,’ Marasi said, looking back, hand on the door, but not entering. ‘He survived even being killed, adopting the mantle of the Ascendant during the time between Preservation’s death and Vin Ascension.’ Rust…was she arguing theology with a demigod. MeLaan, however, just cocked her head. ‘What, really?’ ‘Um…yes. Harmony wrote of it himself in the Words of Founding, MeLaan.’”—Page 237
This is why we reread because Brandon is a sneaky foreshadowing bastard.
Joseph should consider waxing instead of shaving his legs. Much better for you and it leaves the soft and silky feeling for a bit longer.
Much better for you?? Do you have no feeling in your legs, anon. I think Joseph would agree that spending an extra 5 minutes in the shower at night is by far superior to muffling your screams of agony as you rip every last hair out by the root
the whole “romantic bathtub setting/romantic setting in general w/ A Fuckton of candles” seems like it would be nicer & there’d be more of a fitting ambiance if all of the candles used were like.. real but also i feel that it’s more cost-effective/practical (especially in the long run b/c you can just.. reuse them & get new batteries) to go w/ those real-wax-but-faux-flame candles.. also if you’re already a walking fire hazard (me. i’m specifically talking about me) & never know when to stop when it comes to how many candles you have (& light) it’s probably safer to just.. have a bunch of candles that aren’t.. actually lit. not as pretty though. no melted wax. none of the satisfaction of blowing out 50 candles (it’s just satisfying in general but like.. specifically the smell)
you're my inspiration dude...your art is amazing...!! may i ask for one piece of advice, if it's not much trouble? what would you say to someone who's struggling with their own art and feels somehow disheartened because they have the feeling the undertale hype died long ago and so they think they won't have any chance to ever join the 'fandom veterans'?
Aw thank you. I’m really glad you like my stuff and you can find inspiration for yourself in it. Fandoms come and go as interests wax and wane. Undertale still has a lot of people currently with it! I feel like it will for a long time because the game and music is that great.
As for advice from me personally about this subject, I don’t think this is a good perspective to take. I just had this conversation with a buddy named Zed not long ago at all. I like to think:
Be like Zed. Zed is the best. Zed knows it’s about the art. >:V
This perspective focuses too much on popularity for me. The focus on getting noticed can be very toxic. Being popular is never good enough, there will always be someone more popular than you. Being the best at what you do is not good enough, there will always be someone better than you. Jealousy can run through you like a poison. It can sap all the motivation out of you as you focus more on the greatness of others instead of the greatness in yourself.
I think it’s better to just worry about your art and what you love to make. Why you love to make it. You make more and you improve more that way. Popularity is based on a lot of luck and a lot of time put into what you do. People will notice as you go. There does not have to be a lot of them! There will always be people who will notice and love what you do. You are a veteran to someone. That should always be enough.
Hi there, I was wondering; in a fantasy setting, should "ranged fighters," AKA archers or mages (especially mages), wear any kind of armor? One of my friends (who is a little too glued to the idea of using gaming terms for his fight scenes) doesn't give his ranged fighters much protection because "they have tank who will aggro," despite me telling him that in IRL situations enemies won't always work like that, and ranged fighters are deadly and would easily become top priority during battle.
Which works right until the tank can’t maintain aggro, then
the DPS scatter, because of course they do, and everyone wipes because, turns
out, it’s nearly impossible to hit two idiots on opposite sides of the arena at
the same time with the same AoE.
…or the tank never slotted a taunt, and the healer ends up
running from and DPSing Bloodspawn, while the DPS stand in stupid trying to
revive each other. No, I’m not thinking of a specific event, why do you ask?
Games are, by nature, an incredibly abstract approach to
combat. Even inside of an MMO, the sharp difference between how PvE and PvP
plays out should be a pretty solid indicator of how fragile the entire concept
of aggro is.
An AI driven NPC needs to know who to attack. In most cases
they’ll prioritize incoming damage, and target whatever’s dealing the most. The
entire idea of a tank is to fake out that number, boost it further, or in some
cases, completely override aggro generation, and take the brunt of the enemy’s
attacks. Which is downright hilarious, when you step back and think about it.
You’re talking about sending a party of adventurers up against an ancient demon
who’s been sealed outside of the universe for millennia, but he will ignore the
people actively trying to kill him, because that idiot who’s doing almost
nothing to him said some mean things about his mother.
As I understand it, and I could be wrong here, Tanking is
something that has come, almost exclusively, from metagaming. The idea that, “well,
players are going to take damage, so let’s concentrate it on a single player to
make the healer’s job easier,” doesn’t have a place in the real world. I’m not
sure if the strategy dates back to tabletop, or came from the early MMOs like
Ultima Online or Everquest. As I said, it doesn’t have any basis in reality.
The closest you can get is the role of infantry and
skirmishers in mass combat. But, at that point, sticking infantry between your
enemy and your archers wasn’t about protecting the archers, so much as, that
the infantry were your primary combat force.
Step into PvP, and the value of a tank diminishes sharply.
Most human players understand that, so long as the healer is up, nobody’s going
anywhere, so they become public enemy number one. Hell, most of the times, when you give players
an AI controlled encounter with a healer, your priority is clear. No, it’s not
the big tanky guy/girl/sentient iguana with death rays mounted on its armor.
That said, I’ve seen a lot of games try to make the tank
more valuable in PvP. Reducing enemy mobility, debuffing them, applying
selective buff manipulation that makes a taunted target deal far less damage to
other targets. All of it is a band aid on a system, trying to make the role
function in an environment where the tank’s foes are smart enough to say, “nah,
he’s not a problem, I’m going to wax the healer first.” Though, bonus points
awarded to the games that just go, “screw it, the tank is the healer.”
Mages wearing robes is a setting or character decision. If
armor somehow impairs a mage’s ability to cast magic, then that’s something they’ll
want to avoid. If a mage isn’t, primarily, a combatant, and dislikes, or can’t
afford, armor, they may avoid it for those reasons. That said, if armor doesn’t
interfere with your mage’s ability to cast magic, they understand how to use
it, and can afford it, not wearing armor is just being stupid (even if it is that
The whole concept of tiering armor based on the combat role
is another gameplay abstraction, without a lot of basis in history. Armor was
expensive. To the point that most rulers couldn’t afford to outfit large
standing forces in heavy armor. You got
the best armor you could afford. If you were supplied out of an armory, you
wore what you were handed, which might just be a padded gambeson.
Thing is, I rather like armor tiering. At least from a
gameplay perspective. It informs the player what the armor they’ve found is
useful for, and is very useful for deciding if the gear you just found is going
to be helpful for your playstyle. In MMOs it can help break up players, so that
you have an easier time identifying their roles. But, it is an abstract, game
system, with no relation to reality. Trying to take these things out, and
evaluate them outside of their native environment can be tricky. This is how
you end up with characters who can instantly cram three hundred cheese wedges
down their gullet to fully recover from being set on fire and flung off a cliff
into the sea, hundreds of feet below.