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What Choice.

A lil’ fill for the writing prompt, “Faith” for Day 1 of Jyn Week.

Summary: Jyn begins to doubt herself once she and Cassian have made it into Scarif’s data vault. Words: 883

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Cassian squeezed the handles, pulling up then down violently to stabilize the data vault’s retrieval arms. Jyn jumped back at the noise, then stared up in wonder at the massive tower before them. Symmetrical rows of gray and red, black tapes breaking up the pattern. It was too sterile, too clean, too … perfect.

And yet it was the farthest thing from perfect at the same time.

Papa had been a part of this, she realized . Had her mother not stood up to the Man in White, had Saw not left her when people had begun to find out who she was … perhaps she would have been a part of this too, a tool of the Empire.

No , she shook her head, drawing her focus towards the tiny screen in front of her. This wasn’t the time for introspection. She lifted her gaze to find Cassian beside her, fiddling with the controls as Kaytoo’s instructions fizzled in through the comm.

“Once you have the project code name, I will locate it in the system. Then you can use the arms for retrieval.”

“Got it, Kay. Tell us how to locate the plans.”

“You must use the pad inside the vault to locate the plans. Once you do, relay the name to me.”

Jyn’s heart leapt into her throat as she turned back to the monitor, words in Basic words flitting by, blurred and non-specific. She tried to focus, to bring clarity to the generic words and phrases, but there were too many. Some with numbers and foreign characters, others with codenames and project aliases she wanted to forget ever witnessing. Were there more Death Stars hidden in plain sight? How many other war machines did the Empire have up its’ sleeve?

Cassian leaned closer towards her, as close he could while still covering the grips. He craned his neck, trying to understand the bright blue letters flashing by as much as she was.

It suddenly occurred to her – amidst the static-filled comm channel, the muffled commotion behind the vault door and Cassian’s breath hot at her ear – that she had no idea what she was looking for.

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I present you Kara
My very first OC, 

i decide to start a comic on vacations, so i can do something besides nothing, probably i going to post everything here, or on another blog, i still don´t know about that, i would love to do it digital, but i don´t a drawing tablet, so probably everything is going to be handdrawing.


Well a little about Kara.

Name: Kara Saga
Age: 19
Gender: No-binary
They don´t care about gender, and pronouns, some people say HE because the plain and slender body (is plain as a board, so no boobs xD), some SHE because the hair and the clothing
The hair is naturally gray, but they like to color it once in a while
Even that only wear black and gray stuff, they love to wear pink blouses or skirts.
Always, ALWAYS wear their black glasses, nobody knows their eyes color.
They is a Art student.

They live was ok, no problem, doesn´t give a damn about eanything, no emotions or feelings, until a new someone came to their life… boy, girl, dog, potato…


That´s all i have for the moment.

Rules: tag 10 followers you want to know better after answering, and spread positivity!

Tagged by: @revolutionnaire-e

Nickname: Beck, Reborko

Gender: Female

Zodiac sign: Gemini

Hogwarts house: Ravenclaw

Favourite color: Purple, yellow and green

Time now: 6:26

Average hours of sleep: 6 on weekdays, 10 on weekends

Last thing I googled: “Prince Bagration”

Blankets I sleep with: Two

Favourite musical artist: Joni Mitchell

Favourite food: Probably fries

Dream trip: Straight up just the Trinity College Library in Dublin. Some friends have gone and showed me their pictures and I’m ready to cry. That or Paris.

Wearing: Gray shirt, black leggings, soft dollar store socks. 

Age of blog: Too damn old (three years)

Following: 907

Type of posts: Lately I’ve been slowly becoming a War and Peace blog but usually it’s like, some mixture of these things and news stuff?

I tag: @javertebrae @playatromance @marybolkonskyy @aestheticsham @biromaticmarkcohen @ssaarboretem @goodluckgabe @wespers @smallcatalysts @trjwizard

favs: but first, how are we all feeling? before i– before lovett answers how he’s feeling, i should tell you that in trump’s america, lovett comes to the pod dressed in gray sweatpants, black t-shirt, uh, shoes that look like something ronald mcdonald would’ve worn, and a lannister cap.
lovett: i just wanted people to know what team i’m on.
tommy: [soft laughter]
lovett: uh, uh, tommy, how are you feeling? why don’t you go first?
tommy: yeah, sure. i mean, i was like despondent along with you guys for a couple of days, and then i just flew right into pissed off and really, um, motivated to do something and sort of get more active. uh, i think the thing that’s made me feel great is i’ve talked to literally dozens of former colleagues and friends and campaign people and it feels like most of them are where i am. and they’re ready to get back in the game, and so– giddy up, let’s go.
favs: lovett?
lovett: uh, i was thinking– [weak laughter] how do i feel– i feel like a dog in an alley? um, i need love, but i will bite you.

– ki1600, ep 52

i genuinely do not know which is worse, “dog in an alley” or “giddy up”

Masterpost: Islamic Concepts, Words & Phrases!

So, as promised, here’s the masterpost of the different, most common, types of concepts, words and phrases that we, as Muslims, use in our day to day speak, and perform on the daily. The reason for this masterpost is so that, if and when Season 4 airs, and if it is about Sana, then most likely, these words and phrases, or concepts, may be commonly used/addressed, so it’s always nice to just, have a reference, I guess, of their meaning, so that you can understand the context and definition a little better! 

CONCEPTS.

Islam: The word “Islam” in itself means to submit, to surrender - to give yourself over to Allah, to feel the peace that giving yourself over to Allah brings to you.

Allah: The Arabic word for God.

Muhammad (sal’lalaahu alayhi wasalam): The final prophet sent down by Allah to mankind, with the religion of Islam. (sal’lalaahu alayhi wasalam), or sometimes seen as Muhammad (SAW) means ‘peace be upon him’, which you’ll sometimes see as Muhammad (PBUH). It is an extension we add on to the name Muhammad, whenever the prophet Muhammad (SAW) is being referred to, out of respect.

“The 5 Pillars of Islam”: These are, in essence, the 5 core aspects of Islam, that every Muslim must believe in, and do to their full potential, unless it is detrimental to their health, or they are unable to do so due to a lack of wealth:

  • Shahaadah - This is the very core belief of a Muslim. They “must testify and bear witness that there is no deity but Allah, and that Muhammad (SAW) is his worshipper and messenger.”
  • Salah - The 5 daily prayers, which must be read. These are Fajr (the prayer we read before sunrise), Zauhar (the midday prayer), Asr (the late afternoon prayer), Maghrib (the prayer we read before sunset) and Isha (the night prayer). Each of these prayers are signalled when the Adhaan (the call to prayer) is heard, and before performing these prayers, Wudhu (ablution) must be made.
  • Zakah - Alms, charity. Every year, we must take a portion of money out from our combined wealth that we own to give to charity to the poor and needy. Of course, to do that, Islam sets certain rules on how much wealth you must have in order to classify if whether you are in a position where you can give charity or not.
  • Sawm -  Fasting in the month of Ramadhan. Ramadhan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar, whereby the start and the end of it is marked by the sighting of the crescent moon. During Ramadhan, Muslims all over the world must fast from sunrise to sunset, abstaining from food, water, sex and sin. They must instead increase their worshipping of Allah, by performing Salah and increasing their Tilaawat (reading of the Qur’aan), Tasbeeh (praising of Allah) and indulge themselves as much as they can within Islam. Suhoor (morning meal) is the meal we eat before sunrise happens, kind of like a breakfast, before we begin our fast for the day, and Iftaar (evening meal) is the meal we eat to break our fast, just as sunset is about to occur. Taraweeh is an additional compulsory Salah that Muslims must pray in Ramadhan (since this Salah is only read during Ramadhan, and in no other month beside it) after the Isha Salah. The end of Ramadhan is marked with Eid ul Fitr, the first of our 2 Eids that we have within the year, a celebration! The fasts in Ramadhan are only compulsory on people that are physically and mentally healthy enough to do them. 
  • Hajj - The 5 day sacred pilgrimage that takes place in the final month of the Islamic calendar, once a year. Muslims all over the world travel to Saudi Arabia, more specifically, Makkah and the surrounding cities near it, to perform their Hajj. Only those that are physically and mentally healthy, and that can afford the Hajj, will find it compulsory on them to do so. Our 2nd Eid, Eid ul Adha is celebrated on the 3rd day of Hajj, by remembering the sacrifice that the Prophets Ibrahim (Abraham) and his son, Ismail (Ishmael) were to make. 

Qur’aan: The Holy Book of Islam. It is considered to be Allah’s final word, and the final, unchanged Holy Book that was sent down via Angel Jibra’eel (Angel Gabriel) to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). 

Hadeeth: The teachings and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) that were reported by his close family and friends.

Sunnah: The beloved actions of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) that were reported by his close family and friends.

Shari’ah Law: The Islamic ruling. Any Muslim country will most likely be governed by the Shari’ah Law. However, its not just people living in a Muslim state that must abide by the Shari’ah Law. Muslims all over the world must try their best to abide by it too. The Shari’ah Law is based upon the teachings of the Qur’aan, which hold the most weight in Islam, with a little understanding from the Hadeeth and Sunnah, in terms of how to apply these Laws.

Jihad: The word itself means to struggle, to battle. There are 2 types:

  • Jihad Kabeera: The Greater Struggle/Battle - this is the one we as Muslims face on a daily basis, within ourselves, to better ourselves as believers of Allah, to always do the right thing by Islam, which is something that affects us on a daily basis, especially if we live in the West, since we face the battle of living in the Western society, as well as being Muslims, and choosing to do the right thing. 
  • Jihad Sagheera: The Lesser Struggle/Battle - this is the one where we proactively, as Muslims, must fight against anyone who wrongfully says ill about Islam. In it, we must take care that we are not hurting those, who have not hurt us, but rather, that we fight against the common prejudices, stigmas and stereotypes that are placed on Islam and Muslims. 

Hijaab: The headpiece the women of Islam are recognised by. However, hijaab is not just that. Hijaab is also in the way we dress modestly, the way we must act modestly, the way we must speak modestly, because the woman’s modesty in Islam is very, very highly valued and respected. Men are told lower their gazes in front of women. 

Niqaab: The face veil that some, not all, but some Muslim women choose to wear, if they want to.

Burqa: The long material that covers the head and reaches thigh length, that some women, again, choose to wear, if they don’t want to wear the Hijaab, but something a bit more looser and covering.

Abayah: The long “dress” the women wear, on top of their usual clothes. Most of the times, these are black, with several printed or embroidered designs on them for more fancier wear, or sometimes they are simple, for more everyday wear. Not all women wear an abayah, and not every abayah is black in colour.

Thobe/Jubbah: Kind of like an abayah, but for men? I guess? It’s a long stitched garment, that comes in many different colours, mostly neautrals, like white, gray, beige, black, blues, greens etc, that men wear. Muslim men in the East wear this more frequently than Muslim men in the West, but Muslim men in the West would most likely wear this on Friday, Ramadhan, and Eid - on sacred occasions.

Dua: Prayers. So, when you raise your hands and pray to Allah, and ask anything of him and remember the people who you want to remember in your prayers to Allah.

Jummah: It means Friday, which is the holy day for Muslims. Kind of like Sabbath, I guess. On Fridays, instead of the Zauhar prayer, men normally go to the Masjid (the mosque) to offer Jummah Salah (The Friday Prayer), where the Imam (the person leading the prayer) will give a Kutbah (a short sermon) regarding a specific topic to do with Islam.

Masjid: The Mosque. This is where Muslims gather to pray Salah 5 times a day.

Madressah: Islamic schooling - so, Islamic classes that, most often, take place inside the Masjid, i.e, the mosque, when it is not being used by the general Muslim public to offer Salah.

WORDS & PHRASES.

As-salaamu’alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuhu: This is a greeting, both used as a hello and a goodbye between Muslims. As-salaamu’alaikum - May peace be upon you, Warahmatullahi - And Allah’s mercy, Wabarakaatuhu - And his blessings. Usually though, most people will only say/use As-salaamu’alaikum.

Allah Hafiz: May Allah protect you. This is another greeting we have that Muslims use as a goodbye.

Bismillah hirahmaa niraheem: In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, the Most Kind. It’s a phrase we use/say when we’re about to start something, we start whatever we do in the name of Allah, by remembering him so that whatever we’re doing will have a successful outcome. Somtimes, we just say Bismillah, in short, which just means, In the Name of Allah.

Subhanallah: Glory be to Allah. This is a Tasbeeh (a praise of Allah) that is said when something overwhelms you, so much so, that you literally have to take a moment and glorify Allah for having that thing overwhelm you, whether it be someone’s beauty, something’s beauty, or something that’s happened that’s overwhelmed you in a really positive way.

Alhamdulillah: All praises be to Allah. This is a Tasbeeh that’s said when you’re thankful for something. Thankful for anything or anyone, for food, for good health, after we sneeze we say Alhamdulillah, or if someone is asking you how you are, you can simply reply back by saying Alhamdulillah, and they’ll understand that you are in good health, or if someone is offering you something extra, like food, for example, then you can simply say Alhamdulillah, and they’ll understand that you’re content with the amount you have.

Allahu Akbar: Allah is the Greatest. This is another Tasbeeh, but it’s used in quite versatile ways. It’s the first and last phrases of the Adhaan, it’s said in Salah, but it’s also used in daily speak too, most often when we want to reaffirm our belief in Allah, to remind ourselves that, Allah is our sole keeper of destiny, and that, sometimes, things we don’t anticipate can happen too. It’s a resounding statement of faith, that can invoke feelings of strength when it is needed, telling you to reevaluate where your faith is at. Or if something that you can’t believe is happening, you’ll say Allahu Akbar, to express your disbelief in it.

Insha’allah: If Allah wills. This is something we say when we’re thinking about the future, and we hope that the way we think about the future is something Allah is willing to offer us. Kind of like a “I don’t wanna jinx it”.

Mash’allah: Allah has willed. This is something we say out of respect for a situation, if it’s gone in favour of someone else we’re speaking to, or if we’re appreciating someone, whether it be their beauty or their character. It’s a way of showing someone that you’re extremely happy that Allah has willed for something to go their way. 

Wallah: I swear by Allah. It’s something you say when you’re absolutely serious about something, because you are swearing to Allah about it, you are keeping Allah as your witness about it.

Astagfirullah: I seek forgiveness from Allah. This is said when you’re repenting to Allah, or someone else may say this to you if they’re reminding you of something wrong that you did/are doing, not as a way to patronise, but to remind you that you have a choice in not doing that wrong thing either.

Jazakallah Khair: May Allah reward you with the best (of rewards). This is said in place of thank you, when you’re thanking someone for something, Most people sometimes just say Jazakallah, or either Baarakallah (May Allah’s blessings be upon you.)

Ameen: Amen. Something you say when you’re agreeing with something, or accepting something from someone.

Mubarak: Glad tidings/Congratulations. Usually you’ll hear people say this in Ramadhan or Eid, to each other, or if someone tells someone else they’re going for Hajj/have come back from Hajj, you’ll hear the phrases:  Ramadhan Mubarak, Eid Mubarak, Hajj Mubarak etc, but generally, it’s just used as way of saying congrats.

Nikah: Wedding.The actual wedding ceremony.

Ammi: Mum.

Abba: Dad.

Habibi/Habibti: The Most Beloved. Where Habibi is the masculine term, and Habibti is the feminine term. It’s not just said to the person you love romantically, it can be said platonically too, and quite often, is.