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Lexa’s 10-Step Guide to Wooing Women

Step 1: Meet potential love interest.

(Be sure to make a memorable first impression.)

Step 2: Ensure potential love interest is, in fact, single.

Step 3: Nonchalantly drop gay note.

@fanofsashaalexander thanks for the gif

(If interest freaks: abort mission.  If interest remains unfazed: continue mission.)

Step 4: Invite out to dinner/drinks.

(Bonus if potential love interest can drink you under the table.)

Step 5: Take on a Date to the Local Zoo. (PS:Don’t die.)

Step 6: Meet Friends.

(Don’t get jelly)

(Okay maybe a little jelly)

Step 7: Sneak a Kiss

Step 8: Invite to Home

Step 9: Meet Parents

Step 10: Propose


Bonus:  Clarke’s 10 2-Step Guide to Wooing Women

Step 1: Draw Bae

Step 2: Bed Bae

Witch Bullet Journal Collection Ideas

Here’s some ideas for collections and habit tracker ideas for your BuJo. I’m Slow to to do this myself, but it’s hard to find time to BuJo with two children and being really depressed. So here it is.

  • Tarot Keep Guide - Lists of general meanings of the cards
  • Meditation Habit Tracker
  • Watering plants habit tracker
  • Garden Tips - this is handy for city witches that notice that certain plants may or may not grow on your patios/balconies. Make a little guide with sun, shade and water requirements as well as other useful notes
  • Essential Oil Quick Guide - I only have 10 essential oils because they are expensive in my area, but I wrote a little correspondence for them in my journal
  • An Actual Calendar! - Sorry but the traditional future log messes me up every time, so I use full calendar months
  • Eating Habit tracker - When I get really done in the downy dumps I start to loss my appetite, So I use this to make sure I eat at least something three times a day, even if it’s just soup. This is great to do with water so you can make sure you’re getting enough
  • Leave a space for sigils on every page. Or doodle. I always try and watch the doodle with what I’m writing.
  • Things to research - the names says it all

This is it for now, feel free to reblog with your own ideas. I’m going to post some of my Bullet journal pages on my Instagram.

- Witchy Wolf

Something unexpected

This is not the title of the comic since it didn’t have one, so I made one up. It’s from the Servamp Official Guide 10.5.
Yeah, so here’s another translation for you guys, featuring Sakuya “Has no chill” Watanuki and Tsubaki, the poor victim xD. Enjoy!

Please don’t repost or upload on other sites. Thank you!

A Guide to Dutch - 10 facts about the Dutch Language


1. Where is Dutch spoken?

Dutch is a national language in the Netherlands, Belgium, Surinamein South America and the Dutch Antilles. In Belgium, it’s the official language of Flanders, the Northern region of the country, and is also spoken in Brussels, although the majority of the city’s population speak French. In Suriname and the Dutch Antilles, Dutch is still an official language, but several other languages are spoken there too.

In total, there are over 22 million native speakers of Dutch and it’s a popular second language in Germany, the north of France and increasingly in Eastern Europe. You may also find older native speakers in Australia, New Zealand, the U.S. and Canada as many Dutch people migrated to these countries in the 1950’s.


2. What you already know about Dutch

Many Dutch words are similar to English ones as both languages come from the same old Germanic root; particularly names for everyday things like fruits and vegetables or colours, e.g.

  •  appel, apple, 
  •  peer, pear, 
  •  banaan, banana, 
  •  tomaat, tomato, 
  •  blauw, blue, 
  •  rood, red, 
  •  groen, green.

Dutch settlers in the U.S. in the 17th century held on to their language for quite some time and many words made their way into (American) English, such as
coleslaw from koolsla, cabbage salad,
cookie from koekje, biscuit, or Santa Claus from Sinterklaas / Sint Nicholaas, Saint Nicholas.

Another source of Dutch influence on the English language is throughAfrikaans, which in its turn is a Dutch-based creole, e.g.

  •  apartheid, literally separateness, 
  •  wildebeest, wild beast, 
  •  aardvark, earth pig. 

Look at the following Afrikaans sentence:

“My pen was in my hand.” You can see that it’s spelled exactly the same in English, even though the pronuncation in Afrikaans would be closer to Dutch.


3. How hard is it to learn?

Dutch is probably the easiest language to learn for English speakers as it positions itself somewhere between German and English. For example, you may know that German has three articles: der, die and das, and English only one: the.
Well, Dutch has two: de and het, but it doesn’t have all the grammatical cases like German. However, de and het are quite possibly the hardest part to learn, as you have to memorise which article each noun takes.

Just like German, Dutch sentences often place the verb at the end, which takes some getting used to. It also makes use of so-called modal particles, lots of little words such as: “nou, toch, nog, maar, eens, even”, which alter the mood of a sentence, e.g. they make a command less direct, nicer, or a request more urgent. On the whole, they have no direct translations in English.


4. The most difficult words and tongue twisters

During the Second World War, the Dutch would identify Germans by asking them to pronounce Scheveningen. Consequently, the name of this seaside town is a well-known shibboleth, a Hebrew term for a word that, if pronounced correctly, distinguishes you clearly as belonging to a certain group.

Similarly, the Flemish used to ask people to pronounce
Schild en Vriend, shield and friend, when trying to identify French-speaking spies. As you can see, they all have the sch sound. But it can get harder when you have to combine this with an r. Have a go at the Dutch word for terrible, which is a terrible word to pronounce indeed: verschrikkelijk.
Or how about “herfst”, the Dutch word for autumn? Both words have four consonants in a row!

For a real challenge, try this:
Wij smachten naar achtentachtig prachtige nachten bij achtentachtig prachtige grachten,
we long for eighty eight wonderful nights at eighty eight wonderful canals.


5. Know any good Dutch jokes?

Like its European neighbours, the Dutch language knows many jokes about (blonde) women, relationships or other nations. The Dutch like to joke about the Belgians (by which they usually mean the Flemish) and in return, the Flemish like to joke about the Dutch. Quite often, the content is the same, and the neighbours are made out to be immensely stupid.

In the following joke, substitute ‘men’ by a Dutchman and a Belgian and interchange them, depending on who you prefer…
“Twee mannen wandelen in de woestijn
Zegt de ene tegen de andere
Waarom zeul je een autodeur mee?
Nou, zegt de andere, als ik het te warm krijg, kan ik het raampje opendraaien!”

Two men are walking in the desert.
One says to the other:
Why are you carrying a car door?
Well, says the other, if I get too hot, I can always wind down the window!


6. If I learn Dutch, will it help me with any other languages?

Dutch is a member of the West Germanic family tree, and as such, is a cousin of English and German and a sibling to Afrikaans. Another cousin is Frisian, a regional minority language spoken in the North of the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany. Dutch is also related to North Germanic language family members, such as Swedish, Danish and Norwegian.


7. What not to say and do

If you walk into a Dutch café, you won’t find any fry-ups, but you could ask for a beer as a café is more like a bar, although coffee is always served, too.
If you see a sign for   lagere school, it’s simply a primary school.
And if you see “kip” on the menu, don’t think you’re getting fish, as it’s actually chicken.
Tourists enjoying a cup of coffee in quaint tearooms have expressed surprise at seeing “slagroom” on the menu. Rest assured, this means nothing more than whipped cream!

As Dutch has a separate word for male or female friends, beware when introducing a friend as “mijn vriendin”, my female friend, or “mijn vriend”, my male friend, as this implies this person is your girlfriend or boyfriend. To avoid a misunderstanding, it’s better to say that they’re “een vriend / een vriendin”, a friend.


8. Famous quotations

Famous quotes which have found their way into the Dutch and Flemish psyche are often credited to well-known writers. In 1889, the impressionist poet, Herman Gorter, wrote the famous first lines  Een nieuwe lente en een nieuw geluid, a new spring, a new sound, to his lyrical celebration of spring in the long poem
Mei, May - a useful line for whoever wants to indicate a new dawn is coming.

One of his contemporaries, Willem Kloos, wrote:
Ik ben een God in’t diepst van mijn gedachten, I am a God at the deepest point of my thoughts (1884), which is often used, replacing 'God’ with whatever suits the context.

But last words can be famous too, as in the final sentences of Gerard Reve’s iconic post-war novel,   De Avonden, The Evenings, which read:
“Het is gezien”, mompelde hij, “het is niet onopgemerkt gebleven”. Hij strekte zich uit en viel in een diepe slaap.
“It has been seen”, he mumbled, “it hasn’t remained unnoticed”. He stretched out and fell into a deep sleep.


9. First publication

A popular myth has it that the oldest Dutch words were discovered in Rochester in the U.K., in the margins of an old Latin manuscript in 1932. These written words date back to the 12th century, and they were probably written by a Flemish monk doing copying work and trying out his pen. They contain the lines of a light-hearted love poem, which goes like this:
“Hebban olla vogala nestas hagunnan hinase hic enda thu. Wat unbidan we nu?”
Have all birds begun nests, except me and you? What are we waiting for?

It’s a true and very sweet story, but they weren’t the oldest words. Older manuscripts have, in fact, been found such as a local law book, the Salic Law, dating as far back as the sixth century.


10. How to be polite and show respect

Dutch makes a distinction in the second person pronoun ‘you’ between the more formal “u” and less formal “je / jij”. The formal u is normally used for people you don’t know and the je in all other cases. There’s been a shift in the last few decades towards an increased use of the informal over the formal and it’s quite normal now to be addressed with je in a bar or a shop by the serving staff, which would have been unthinkable just 40 years ago.

When people meet, they often kiss, up to three times depending on the region, but in more formal setting, handshakes will do.

An interesting custom in the Netherlands is that at a birthday party, guests will not only congratulate the birthday person, but also his or her relatives. They will say:
“Gefelicteerd met je moeder! or Gefeliciteerd met je vader, je zus, je man, je zwager.”
Lit. Congratulations with your mother, or, Congratulations with your father, your sister, your husband, your brother-in-law.


Source:  A Guide to Dutch (BBC)

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Happy 45th Birthday Ewan Gordon McGregor! (March 31, 1971)

I like kissing boys on screen. As a straight guy, it’s quite an interesting proposition. Anything on a film set that takes you by surprise like that, that gets your blood up, is good.” 

TOP 10 SONGS OF THE WEEK

1. I Bet by Ciara

2. I Know by Big Sean feat Jhene Aiko

3. All Day by Kanye West

4. Adore by Cashmere Cat feat Ariana Grande

5. Lil Bit by K Camp

6. Chains by Nick Jonas

7. Better by Chris Brown x Tyga

8. Somebody by Natalie La Rose

9. Pretty Bird by Jhene Aiko

10. Research by Big Sean

Happy Saturday shipmates!

Here is this week’s list of stories and chapters. Happy reading!

Please show the writers your appreciation by giving them feedback and comments. Also, don’t just like a story, reblog it!

captain swan big bang (#csbb)

one-shots

🎃 halloween 🎃

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Sheila Recommends… | Spotlight on… | Sheila’s Aesthetics | Hidden Treasures |
Fic Flashback| One-Shot Heaven

A couple of people have been asking for copies of my study guides so I decided to upload them.

Year 10 Study Guides

Year 11 Study Guides

Year 12 Study Guides

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Happy birthday you adorable human being

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MASS EFFECT ANDROMEDA: Pathfinder STARTER Guide! (10 Tips for a Head Start in Andromeda)

your not-so-average pleco

Over the years the chain stores have begun offering a wider assortment of plecos to the every day public, each with different needs, but have the same info slapped onto them at the store. Commons, rubberlips, bristlenoses and clowns all have different care and come from different environments. Plecos are not algae eaters; they may eat it if they wish, but only with they are not provided with other options. A starving pleco is a pleco that eats algae. These are fish that have lifespans of nearly 20 years, that’s two whole decades of your life, that’s longer than most dogs. If kept properly, you will have your plec friend for a long time.

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Nibbler (Futurama) Pet Costume Tutorial for under $10

Just need, 1 collar, Ping Pong Balls, Black Pipecleaner, black Sharpie, scissors, old red shirt/fabric and a little tape. (fabric glue and black fabric optional)

Depending on the size of your pet choose an appropriate amount of pipe cleaners for the eye stalk size.   

For a cat we chose 6. Now twist them tightly together to form one long bendy stalk. 

Be careful of the pokey ends and where they end up!

Find the Mid point of the collar and wrap the stalk around it a couple times tightly. Important! Make sure any pipe cleaner ends are pointed OUTWARD when you are finished. Then Tape the area to insure no one gets poked.

Take your ping pong ball and carefully poke a small hole in the back of one of the sides. 


Insert the Stalk you made earlier into it. 

For the cape take a quick measurement of how large your pet’s back is. You can use a string for an estimate if you don’t have a measuring tape. For most cats it will be between 7 and 15 inches. For our cat we went with 10. Then measure across their back. For this cat we went with 16. 

Mark on your old shirt those measurements + an inch (Always add a little just in case, You can always trim it off later. You will get a rectangle that is wider than it is tall for most small pets. Remember that a pet has a wider back than a human due to the forward facing legs.

(OPTIONAL) Once you cut the rectangle out of the fabric you can do a quick glue hem to the edge.

Just fold and press tightly and let it set for a couple minutes.

While your hem is drying just add a black dot to the center of your Nibbler eye. We suggest starting with a tiny dot and just gradually enlarging it. 

Give the top of your cape a little tie at the corners 

(OPTIONAL) If you have a pack of Ping Pong Balls You can make different expressions by either using your sharpie to make black marks or taking a small scrap of black fabric and cutting it with a slight  circular curve to the fabric. Apply glue to the top of the eye. 

Starting at the Eye Dot press the fabric down and work towards the back. You will get ridges of fabric that grow larger the more you go towards the back. Press them tightly together until you have covered half the eye.

Now to just trim off all the excess black scrap carefully with the scissors including those ridges you pressed tightly together. Be careful to not trim so deep you cut the ball.

And there you have it! A Nibbler Costume for Any Pet!

If you make one make sure to tag us in it so we can share! Have fun crafting!

Ratings for Taurus in a relationship and why

Taurus + Aries: 7/10 different personalities, opposing actions, emotions are a guide

Taurus + Taurus: 8/10 together are loyal, affectionate, and flirty, they’re best friends in a relationship

Taurus + Gemini: 8/10 strange pair, work well together, and communicate well

Taurus + Cancer: 6/10 aren’t afraid to show affection, mature, mood swings

Taurus + Leo: 3/10 both are stubborn, hard to please and have lots of misunderstandings

Taurus + Virgo: 7/10 share similar qualities, minor compromise, can talk for hours on end, enjoys the arts

Taurus + Libra: 7/10 needs compromise, lots of misunderstandings, have fun spending time together, romantic

Taurus + Scorpio: 7/10 both are stubborn and annoyed with each other, if they both tolerate eachother amazing things will happen

Taurus + Sagittarius: 5/10 control and freed issues, easily attracted to eachother, more of a short term relationship, gets confusing

Taurus + Capricorn: 8/10 mutual understanding, hard workers, learn to grow together, can achieve goals easily together

Taurus + Aquarius: 3/10 hard to progress because they’ll both be pushy and pull away, emotional ups and downs, things need to be done in a logical matter to sort things out

Taurus + Pisces: 9/10 these are a happy, stable and encouraging pair, a nice balance, very cooperative

If Naruto characters had Tumblr: Part 1 - The Akatsuki

Part 1 of 2! What if The Akatsuki had Tumblr blogs? What would their usernames be, and what would they blog about; if at all?

1. Pein: Username - Peinisgod109

Pein would hardly blog at all. In fact, he still has the generic theme and avatar. Konan made him make one when she did and he hasn’t touched it since. Sometimes people misread his username as something a lot dirtier.

Post 1: This is my Tumblr. I’m a god. Okay bye. 

2. Konan: Username - SapphirePaperCrane

Konan would blog about papercraft, and would also reblog pretty scenery and nature. Most people assume she’s a flower blog because she posts so much of it. 

Post 67: Look how pretty these orchids are!

Post 109: Here is my 10 step guide on how to make a paper rose!

Post 186: Shout out to peinisgod109 for never posting anything. 

3. Sasori: Username - ScorpionPuppet

Sasori would post, you guessed it, puppets. He would hardly ever reblog posts and would mostly upload photos of his own work. He’s gained quite a following but doesn’t really know why.

Post 3: Here’s some progress on Hiruko

Post 10: Updated some of Hiruko’s hidden weapons.

Post 11: Wait how do I delete posts?? I shouldn’t have given that away

4. Deidara: Username - Artisanexplosion1234 / ScorpionPuppetSucks

Deidara would have two blogs. One is to post his clay work and reblog pictures of explosions. The other is to reblog Sasori’s posts and add commentary onto the end of them.

Post 23: Haha this puppet looks really stupid

Post 25: You call THIS art??? This is garbage

Post 26: Hey ScorpionPuppet your art sucks and so do you

5. Hidan: Username - ImmortalJashinist666

Hidan hardly ever uses his blog but when he does he just mass posts photos of blood and gore. He doesn’t even bother to tag them and mocks people who ask him to. A few people think he’s just trying to be edgy. 

Post 87: This blood looks FUCKING AWESOME

Post 156: HMU IF YOU WANNA GET MURDERED

Post 200: STOP ASKING ME TO TAG SHIT I’M NOT GONNA DO IT

6. Kakuzu: Username - 4MoreHeartsThanYou

Kakuzu doesn’t use Tumblr. When he first got it he thought it was stupid. But he DID set up a queue to post those “reblog the money cat” things on the same day every month for a couple years. 

Post 1: This is the money cat; reblog in the next 24 hours, and money will surely come your way!

Post 2: This is the money cat; reblog in the next 24 hours, and money will surely come your way!

Post 3: This is the money cat; reblog in the next 24 hours, and money will surely come your way!

7. Kisame: Username - SharkkMann

Kisame only hops on Tumblr about once a month when he’s bored. He reblogs photos of sharks and comments on how majestic they look. He uploaded a selfie once but got spammed with hate mail over “bad photoshop skills”.

Post 24: This hammer head is A+++

Post 32: Look at the fin on that great white!!

Post 45: That mako looks like she could kill a man without any effort.

8. Itachi: Username - UchihaCrow

Itachi doesn’t post anything. At all. He only follows Sasuke and likes everything that he posts. And occasionally sends the odd anon message.

Anon message 1: You are super awesome. Just letting you know.

Anon message 3: Hope you’re having a great day today!!

Anon message 5: Reminder that you are loved by many people :)))

9. Tobi/Obito: Username - TobiIsTheBestEver / ElemantalGod

He has two accounts; much like Deidara. On the first he posts photos of cute animals and positive, uplifting things. He follows Deidara religiously and reblogs every single one of his posts. On his other blog he brags about how smart he is, reblogs photos of the universe and complains about his co-workers. 

Post 34: I LOVE THIS BUNNY!! SO CUTE OMG!!

Post 67: DEIDARA YOU ARE THE BEST ARTIST EVER!!!

Post 89: Today I had the displeasure of working again with a so called “lover of art”. This man drives me up the wall. I really want to strangle him. So badly. And then maybe set him on fire. 

10. Zetsu: Username - MonochromePlant 

Zetsu reblogs plants. That’s it. He sometimes reblogs things that Konan posts and likes things that Hidan posts. His profile picture is a leaf. 

Post 19: Cycle of a flower’s photosynthesis 

Post 23: This tree has beautiful branches. It must be very old. 

Post 42: Deforestation is the WORST. 

Fixing SAI on Windows 10

There’s been a lot of confusion on getting Paint Tool SAI working on Windows 10. This is a no-nonsense step-by-step guide to getting SAI up and running.


1. Right-click on the main SAI executable (sai.exe, not start-sai.exe) and click on “Properties”.
2. Click on the “Compatibility” tab at the top.
3. Check the “Run this program in compatibility mode for” check box and select “Windows Vista (Service Pack 2)” from the dropdown menu.
4. Click OK.
5. You should be good to go now.


If this series of steps didn’t fix your problem, click on the “Run compatibility troubleshooter” button at the top of the “Compatibility” tab and that will fix it.

How to correctly do your school work (this guide works for every subject)

1) Take out your books

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2) Get yourself something to drink so you can stay hydrated and think better

3) Turn on your computer

4) Open Google (or whatever other search thingy you want to use) so you can DO YOUR RESEARCH.

5) Open a new tab

6) Open Tumblr

7) Log on and check your dash.

8) Close the Google tab

9) Close your books

10) Stay on Tumblr for the next 24 hours and repeat whenever you have to do anything for school.