green jewels

Here are my beautiful new jewels from the sweetest lady at my favourite crystal shop mineralmindz.ca 💖 I just couldn’t resist buying more apophyllite, amethyst and an unopened geode 🙈 as well as this gorgeous celestite that she brought out just for me! 😍💎✨

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my beautiful lover, he’s a complicated mess:
of hidden muscles and sinews that pull the world’s weight;
and a skin so smooth his tears roll off it like pearls over marble;
my quiet lover, he’s a self-made mystery:
of destroyed family portraits and broken glass,
i can hear the crunching sound everytime he clenches his gloved hands
my broken lover, he’s a system of failing organs and collapsing worlds:
of purple galaxies that look a lot like bruises, his father’s beliefs printed on his back like the rawest, reddest form of education
of heirlooms that must be kept in secret and eyes like polished serpentine


but my lover walks like a general and thinks like a king;
ambition shining in those bright green pools like jewels.
and i’ll admit: it only took me an eternity
to realize i was in love with a tragedy

—  boys like him are made of wounds and secrets / warner
MODEL IN THE SPOTLIGHT: ESTHER OH

Photographer: Diana Kuo / Hair & Makeup Artist: Montana Green / Assistant: Lauren Nabers / Sponsored by: Vika Jewels

Shot In Los Angeles. 

Exclusively shot and interviewed for Korean Model blog.

Name /  이름:   

Age /  나이: 

  • 22

Agency / 에이전시:  

  • Willow Model Management

Height / 키: 

  • 5’8.5”

Hometown / 고향: 

  • San Diego, California / 샌디에고, 캘리포니아

The best thing about your hometown: / 고향에 대해 제일 좋은 점:

  • The best thing about my hometown is that there’s plenty of good food to try and beautiful beaches to visit! / 고향에 대해 제일 좋은 점은 많은 맛집으로 갈수가 있고 아름다운 바다로 놀러 갈수있는게 제일 좋은 점이라고 생각해요!

Let’s talk about your favorites:

  • Food : Salmon sushi
  • Drink : Water, soy milk, milk, coffee
  • Things to do when you’re not modeling: Go shopping, resting at home, meeting friends, learning/studying something new 
  • Movie : Ode To My Father
  • Singer : Currently my favorite singer is Crush (크러쉬)
  • Weather : Sunny

Place you would like to visit / 가보고 싶은 곳:

  • I would like to go visit London! / 런던 여행 가보고 싶어요!

What song do you have on repeat at the moment? / 요즘 자주 듣는 음악은 뭔가요?

  • Currently I’ve been listening to Eddy Kim’s My Lips Warm Like Coffee for some reason. I don’t know. The soothing voices of Eddy Kim and Lee Sung Kyung won me over. Afterwards, I go to Crush’s playlist because his voice makes my heart warm too haha! / 요즘은 에디킴의 ‘내 입술 따뜻한 커피처럼’을 자주 듣는 것 같아요. 목소리가 너무 부드러워서 듣기에 좋네요. 다 듣고나서 크러쉬 플레이리스트를 들어요. 크러쉬 목소리도 너무 좋아서.

Describe your idea of a perfect day: / 당신의 이상적인 하루를 설명해보세요.

  • My idea of a perfect day is when I wake up early, be productive by going to all my castings, meetings, booked jobs, and what not, then eat my soul out to some delicious meal with family/friends, and finish the day by relaxing at home. I’m too basic sometimes. / 일찍 일어나서 열심히 캐스팅, 미팅, 뭐든 일을 잘 한다음에 맛있는 음식을 가족/친구랑 먹고 마무리로 집에서 쉬는게 내 이상적인 하루입니다.

What’s your coffee order? / 커피는 주로 무엇을 마시나요?

  • Depends on my mood but it’s usually a Caramel Macchiato since the sweetness and bitterness goes well together. Other times it’ll be a basic Americano. / 달달하면서 쓴맛이 잘 어울리는 카라멜 마끼아또! 아니면 그냥 간단한 아메리카노를 주로 마셔요.

What have you got far too many of? / 너무 많이 가지고 있는 한가지를 말해보세요.

  • I have far too many clothes. / 옷을 너무 많이 가지고있어요.

What are the things you always bring when you’re going out? / 나갈때 항상 가지고가는 것은 무엇인가요?

  • I usually take my wallet, phone, phone charger, and some sort of makeup- depending on the day. / 나갈때 항상 가지고가는 물건들은 내 지갑, 핸드폰, 핸드폰 충전기, 그리고 화장품을 가지고 나가요.

Describe your personal style in 3 words./ 당신의 스타일을 세가지 단어로 설명해보세요.

  • Classic, trendy, chic. / 클래식, 트렌디, 씨크.

What’s 1 item in your closet you would never throw away? / 당신의 옷장에 있는 것중에 꼭 못 버리는 한가지는 무엇인가요?  

  • I would never throw away my jacket by Calvin Klein only because it goes well with all my outfits and keeps me super warm. / 내 Calvin Klein 자켓이 뭐든 옷이랑 잘 어울리고 따뜻하게 해줘서 못 버리겠어요.

One piece of clothing you’d love to own? / 소장하고 싶은 한가지의 옷은?

  • I would love to own any piece from the Alexander Wang’s 2017 Spring collection. / Alexander Wang 2017 봄 컬렉션에 있는 아무 옷을 소장 하고 싶어요.

What keeps you up at night? / 밤에 잠을 못 자게 하는것들 뭐가있나요?

  • Countless thoughts, prayers, caffeine (if I had any that day) usually keeps me up at night. / 많은 생각과 기도와 그날에 커피를 마셨으면 그게 보통 못 자게 하는것들 입니다.

What is the last thing you googled (search on the internet)? / 마지막으로 검색해본것은 무엇인가요?

  • Coffee! / 커피!

If you had a super power, what would it be? / 초능력이 있다면 어떤 초능력을 가지고 싶으세요?

  • Changing people’s minds. If I had a super power to do that, that would be rad! / 사람 생각을 바꿀 수 있는 초능력이요!

How do you stay fit? / 몸매 관리는 어떻게 하세요?

  • I drink a smoothie as my breakfast almost every morning, watch my calorie intakes for every meal, and exercise/work out whenever I have the time to. / 거의 매일 아침에는 스무디를 마시고, 먹는  칼로리를 잘 보면서 시간 날때는 운동 합니다.

What is your beauty secret?/ 당신의 미모 비법은 무엇인가요?

  • Hydrating my face with a nice moisturizer and drinking lots of water is key. / 좋은 모이스처라이저를 쓰고 물을 많이 마시는게 제 미모 비법입니다.

What’s one subject you could talk about for at least 10 minutes? / 당신이 10분동안 얘기할 수 있는 주제는 뭔가요?

  • I guess I could talk about the modeling field for atleast 10 minutes or so because it ranges from models to beauty to fashion, photography, production, etc. / 모델 일이나 관련된 분야에 대해 얘기 할 수 있을 것 같아요. 왜냐하면 모델, 뷰티, 패션, 사진, 등이 모두 관련 되있기 때문입니다.

What were you like as a child? / 어릴때 어떤 아이였나요?

  • I was extremely outgoing and liked to explore everywhere on my own.  / 어릴떄 굉장히 활발했습니다.


What is the best advice that you have ever received? / 당신이 받았던 최고의 조언은 무엇이었나요?

  • To do the best that I can in all that I pursue without regrets. / 모든일에 후회없이 최선을 다 하라는 것이에요.

Are there any models in the industry that you look up to? / 존경하는 모델분들이 있으시나요?

  • Naomi Campbell

How did you start modeling? Was modeling something that you always wanted to do? / 어떻게 모델 일을 시작했나요? 모델 일은 원래 하고 싶은 일이었나요?

  • I was always interested in the fashion industry since I was young and it naturally led me to the my modeling career. I started modeling by randomly being on the cover of a Korean magazine in America. Since then, I’ve been receiving many good feedbacks and launched from there! / 저는 어릴때부터 원래 패션 쪽에 관심이 많아서 자연스럽게 모델 일을 하게 되었습니다. 시작하게 된 계기를 딱히 꼽자면 미국에 있는 한국 잡지에 표지 모델로 나오면서부터 많은 관심과 좋은 피드백을 받아서 시작하게 되었어요.

What would you do if you were not a model? / 모델이 되지 않았다면 무엇을 했을것 같아요?

  • If I was not a model, I would probably continue to study law to become a lawyer. / 모델이 되지 않았다면 아마 법 공부를 해서 변호사가 되었을 것 같아요.

What has been your favorite job so far?/ 지금까지 해온 촬영들중에 어느게 제일 좋았나요?

  • I enjoy all the jobs I do, but opening, closing, and walking for four different shows in one day has been my cherry on top so far. / 모든 일이 즐겁지만, 제일 좋았던 경험은 하루에 네가지 쇼에서 오프닝, 클로징, 그리고 워킹을 했던 것입니다.

What is your dream modeling job? / 당신의 꿈의 모델 일은 무었인가요?

  • To walk for Chanel is my dream modeling job. / 샤넬 쇼에서 워킹을 하는 것이 꿈입니다.

What’s going through your mind when you’re modeling in front of the camera? / 카메라 앞에서 모델링을 할 때 무슨 생각을 해요?

  • When I’m modeling in front of the camera, I usually think about which angles I would look best in and which pose to do next. / 카메라 앞에서 모델링을 할 때는 보통 어떤 각도에서 제일 잘 보일지 그리고 어떤 포즈를 취할지를 생각하는 것 같아요.

What are the pros and cons of being a model? / 모델이 됨으로서 장점과 단점을 뭔가요?

  • The pros of being a model is being able to consistently try new things as your job, meeting new people, being exposed to new items, traveling, and being able to stay updated in the fashion industry. I can’t think of the cons since I enjoy my career but if I have to say one, it would be that I always have to watch my measurements. / 장점은 새로운 일들을 계속해서 도전해볼 수 있고, 새로운 사람들을 만나고, 많은 곳을 돌아다니며 새로운 환경을 경험하면서 최신 패션 트렌드를 놓치지않는 점인 것 같아요. 전 제 일을 굉장히 즐기기 때문에 단점은 별로 없지만, 굳이 하나를 말하자면 항상 몸매 관리에 철저해야 한다는 점입니다. 


What do you want to achieve in the future? / 미래에는 무엇을 이루고 싶어요?

  • To be successful in all that I pursue. / 내가 하는 모든 일에 성공하고 싶어요.

How do you see yourself in 10 years from now? / 10년 후, 무엇을 하고 있을 것 같아요?

  • Ten years from now, I see myself as a much greater person, helping many, and being an influence in some way. / 10년 후에 나는 훨씬 더 성장하고 많은 사람들에게 좋은 영향과 도움을 주는 사람이 되어있을 것 같습니다.

Do you have any personal rules that you’ll never break?/ 절대로 깨지 않을 본인만의 룰은 있나요?

  • Not really. I don’t have rules to myself but just to do the best that I can in all that I pursue. / 딱히 저 자신만의 룰은 없는 것 같고, 그냥 제가 하는 일에 최선을 다하는 것입니다.

One thing that people will be surprised to find out about you /  당신에 대해 놀라운 사실 한가지는 무엇인가요?

  • I graduated high school early and entered college at the age of 16! / 저는 고등학교를 일찍 졸업해서 만 16세에 대학을 들어갔습니다! 

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babybatbrat  asked:

alright but what is on the pinterest board that nursey's mom makes when nursey starts dating chowder? (or dex if that comes easier)

HOH

  • at first she wanted to go with pink and like a soft teal for their colors
    • her baby looks good in pink
    • her baby’s baby loves teal (and doesn’t look bad at all in it)
  • but then she remembered that derek’s favorite flowers are sunflowers?
  • and chris likes lavender a lot
    • “do i change it to purple and yellow?”
    • “mustard and lilac?”
      • it’s a struggle, y’all
  • she ends up going with a blue-green jewel tone, cream, and gold accents
  • instead of bouquets, she finds little gold circlets that you can twist flowers into
  • mrs. nurse puts marigold centerpieces in
    • they’re fucking beautiful
  • she also finds these little pins that you can thread a tendril of lilac through
    • they’d look great on a cream colored three piece yves st. laurent suit
    • or a deep blue comme de garcons double breasted peak lapel 30 30
    • i mean, she is yanaha nurse, a famous model
    • she knows a guy or twelve
      • she’s just saying
  • dr. nurse sees her ridiculous human being of a wife making another fucking pinterest board
    • “yaya, baby” she says.
    • “yes, alda?” she says innocently, definitely not hiding her laptop
    • “they’ve been dating para like three months”
    • “there’s no time like the present?
  • nursey is friends with his mother on pinterest but doesn’t often check it
  • he decides to one day
    • this is a mistake
  • there are rings, suits, centerpieces, shoes, ideas for venues, places for honeymoons, everything
  • he might panic a little because his first thought isn’t “my mom is being super weird”
    • his first thought is “chris would really like this”
      • it’s pretty scary to be thinking that when he’s, like, barely into his twenties and has never really had domestic fantasies before
  • “mama,” he says to her, “i think you’re getting a little ahead of yourself”
    • “you’re in love with him, aren’t you?”
    • “yeah–’
    • “yOU ARE? THAT’S SO GREAT” 
    • “but i’m, like… twenty”
    • “that’s fair”
    • “and you didn’t ask me about anything”
    • “mm… and chris is chinese, isn’t he? I should ask his mother if she has any ideas, i don’t just want to dump all our traditions and stuff on them without asking for her opinion, do i?”
    • “mAMA NO”
    • “i’m kidding, baby. you’re right, i’ll slow it down”
    • “thank you mama” and he hangs up
  • chris texts him
    • [text]: hey, uh, derek?
    • [text]: ??? whatsup
    • [text]: it’s kinda weird pls don’t judge me
    • [text]: 👀👀👀
    • [text]: not that kinda weird omg
    • [text]: boo lol what is it then
    • [text]: (link)
  • it’s chowder’s mom’s pinterest board for their wedding
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JRR Tolkien
Sketch and design for dust-jacket for The Return of the King

Drawn and painted on black paper, it features the empty throne of Gondor awating the return of the King. Within the circle of the throne - in place of the One Ring, destroyed in the course of the volume - is the winged crown of Gondor, ‘shaped like the helms of the Guards of the Citadel, save that it was loftier, and it was all white, and the wings at either side were wrought of pearl and silver in the likeness of the wings of a sea-bird, for it was the emblem of kings who came over the Sea

With this in tengwar are the initials L ND L, the monogram of Elendil, the first High King of Arnor and Gondor. His words upon coming to Middle-earth, 'Sinome moruvan ar hildinya tenn'ambar-metta’ ('In this place will I abide and my heirs until the World’s end’), are inscribed in tengwar to the left and right of the throne.

Above the seat is the White Tree of Gondor with seven flowers, and the Seven Stars that were the emblem of Elendil and his heirs. Below the throne is a green jewel which repre­sents the coming of the new King, Elessar, the 'Elfstone’.

The most remarkable detail of the original design [is] above and behind the throne: the Shadow of Mordor given gigantic human-like form. The long arm of Sauron reaches out across red and black mountains, its clawed hand like the mouth of a hungry beast, sharp with teeth. 

It proved impossible to adapt the design to binding stamps, and indeed even in Tolkien’s original art the face and form of Sauron are difficult to make out in the upper background. Fortunately a preliminary sketch survives, in which the features of the Shadow are clearly seen. 

And as the captains gazed south to the Land of Mordor, it seemed to them that, black against the pall of cloud, there rose a huge shape of shadow, impenetrable, lightning-crowned, filling all the sky. Enormous it reared above the world, and stretched out towards them a vast threatening hand, terrible but impotent: for even as it leaned over them, a great wind took it, and it was all blown away, and passed… (book 6, chapter 4)

From: “J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist & iIlustrator”, by Hammond & Scull, page 183

Ground Bound

@reioka mentioned a Stuckony wing fic idea and I am in love with it so I wrote a little something. (I hope you don’t mind that I ran with this) Might write more for this later, if I do the tag will be Flightless AU


Tony’s been in love with Steve Rogers since he first laid eyes on him. Steve was gorgeous, wings flared out in presentation with the light playing off his dark feathers. Tony wished that presentation was for him.

“Gorgeous Stevie.” Barnes replied, and his wings arched up, flaring out to reveal the blue undertones. Tony was instantly in love with the smirk on his face.

“Not so bad yourself.” Steve replied, teasing lilt in his voice. Tony nearly fell over in surprise when Bucky flapped his wings and dove for Steve.

“I’ve missed you so much.” Bucky whispers, and Tony looks away from the intimately private moment. Looks away from the beautiful display of blue on black wings. He sees his own wings out of the corner of his eyes. Sees the missing feathers. His wings drop down pulled tight against his back to hide their damage.

“I can’t believe we’re on the same squad.” Steve gloats, and Tony walks away as their lips meet. He finds the rest of the squadron milling around in a conference room.

“Hi.” Dr. Banner greets, wings lifting slightly in greeting. Tony admires the green streaks and Jewel tones with barely a hint of envy.

“Hello, your work on electron-collisions is unparalleled Dr. Banner, and I’m a huge fan of the way you turn into a rage monster.” Tony greets, there’s a shocked gasp from behind him.

“Fuck Doll, the mouth on you.” Barnes smirks at him, and Tony can feel his heart breaking.

“Bucky.” Steve mumbles, clearly outraged. There’s a blush coloring his cheeks, part of Tony wants to laugh.

“Gentlemen, if you don’t mind.” Natasha flares red wings feathers ruffled to look threatening. They take a seat. “Thank you.”

“Now, we’ve recently discovered a clan of dragon wings to the north who have been setting fire to our crops.” Nick Fury announces, his wings as always are hidden under a large trenchcoat though rumor has it he lost both during the last war.

“Dragon wings, but the dragon kingdom is to the South of here.” Tony points out, gesturing to the map. “The only people to the north are the flightless.”

“Are the Ground Bounds teaming up with the dragons?” Clint asks, Tony covers a flinch by pulling out his phone wings pulling tighter against his body. “No offense Stark.” He tacked on.

“None taken.” Tony shrugs. Bucky’s wings flared out in challenge though, and Tony notes the metal arching along the Bone for the first time.

“I take offense.” Bucky grits out. Clint holds his hands up, wings dropping down in submission.

“Sorry dude. The flightless might have teamed up with the dragons.” He offers. Steve drags Bucky back into his seat shooting death glares at Clint.

“Thank you for that Agent Barton. As I was saying, the dragons sighted to the north might be working with the flightless, although one of the ones sighted has known ties to a group called Ten Rings.” Fury continues, glaring at Clint. Tony’s wings snap out arching high, an attempt to intimidate Fury.

“Ten Rings?” He asks, conciously dragging his wings down and hoping nobody comments on the charred remains of his primaries.

“I know you have history Stark, but we need you on this one.” Fury says, eying him warily.

“What is ten rings?” Steve asks, voice authoritative. Tony admires the way his blue eyes seem to pierce the room trying to find the cause of contention.

“It’s an extremist group. They think feathers are weak, and deserve to be clipped.” Tony says, voice firm despite the slight tremor in his hands. “I ran into them a couple years back, now I’m ground bound.”

“Not to mention bound and determined to destroy them.” Clint comments, Tony’s eyes light up with anger and he nods.

“Damn right, Nick I need everything you have on them.” He demands. Bucky can’t help but find it hot.

“Stark, I gathered this group for a reason, you’re not going up against Aldrich Killian on your own.” Fury scolds. Tony rolls his eyes, chair tilting back.

“I could.” He grumbles. The others choose to ignore him, and he allows his attention to wander admiring the way Steve and Bucky’s wings brush against each other.

“Rogers, you’ll take lead on this. Stark I know I can’t keep you out of the fight, but your focus is technical work. Barton, Barnes you’re our snipers. Romanov is infiltration. Banner, the brain and the muscle.” Fury says, nodding shortly before exiting the room.

“Is that vibranium?” Tony asks, analyzing the flex of the metal on Bucky’s wings.

“What’s it to you?” Bucky grumbles. Tony shrugs, gesturing to his own charred wings as explanation. “Right.” He feels bad seeing the way Tony’s shoulders droop.

“My bad, should’ve been more sensitive.” Tony cedes. Steve wraps an arm around Bucky’s shoulder and smiles at Tony.

“It’s nice to meet you Mr. Stark.” He greets. Tony smiles, wings lifting slightly.

“You as well.” He offers. “I’ll leave you two alone.” Steve looks ready to protest, but Bucky takes the opportunity to drag him into a kiss. Tony very much does not run away, charred wings nearly scrapping the floor.