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🌿✨ Finnish Midsummer Juhannus spells ✨🌿

Juhannus was originally a celebration for Ukko the supreme god of weather and harvest. It was also a time for making magic since the spirit world was more active at the time of the white nights. A loud feasting and drinking brought luck in love as well as a good harvest and kept the evil spirits at bay.

1. Roll in dew

If you roll around naked in a field, your future spouse will appear in your life within a year. Dew was believed to have a healing effect and rolling in it was supposed to make you beautiful and healthy. Earlier, dew was even collected in cloths and pressed into bottles for the year to come.

2. Put a spell on a field

Find a four-leafed clover from the yard in the evening. Hide the clover under your shirt, next to your bosom. When the clock strikes midnight, let your hair loose and run to the field. Go around the field three times. When the person of your fancy will eat bread made out of the wheat from that specific field, they will fall in love with you.

3. Collect seven flowers

Collect seven different types of flowers from as many meadows. When going to bed, put the bouquet underneath your pillow. You will see “the one” in your dream. Flowers and plants have an important role in Midsummer celebrations. Previously, it was common to scatter tree leaves on the floors and build tree houses in the yards. Even cows were decorated with garlands, so as to secure a good year for the cattle and milk production.

4. Sweep naked

Sweep your bedroom floor naked, just a red thread tied around your waist, and the ghost of your love will greet you.

5. Tie a sauna whisk, vihta

Vihtas are always made for the Midsummer sauna. They are usually made out of birch as its fresh leaves are soft and have a lovely fragrance. For your magic spell, the Midsummer bath whisk should be made out of eight different tree and flower types. After the sauna, throw the whisk on the roof of the sauna. Climb up after it and see whereto the stem of the whisk points. That is the direction from which your future spouse will come.

6. Make a bonfire

The smoke of the bonfire will turn to the person who will find their spouse next. When the flames start to go out, jump over the bonfire to bring luck in love.

7. Look into a mirror

When you put two mirrors opposite each other on a midsummer night, you can see your future spouse in the reflection of the other.

8. Listen to the first sound

In the wee hours of the night, climb up somewhere high – on a hill, on top of a fell or a big rock. To a place where it is easy to hear surrounding sounds. Your future spouse will come from the same direction as the first sound of the morning. If you hear music, it means an approaching wedding. If you hear a child crying, it is a sign of birth. The number of cuckoo sounds tells how many years you have to wait until you find love.

a few things:

bullying is abuse. full stop. bullying is abuse, bullies are abusers. if you have been bullied, you have been abused.

bullying is not a lesser form of abuse. it is not normal. it is not beneficial. victims do not need to ‘grow up’ or ‘get over it’. you are not childish or immature for being hurt by it.

bullying can cause mental health problems. bullying can cause trauma. mental health problems and trauma caused by abuse are completely valid. bullying is not a lesser form of abuse and the effects of bullying are not lesser forms of pain.

bullying comes in a lot of different forms. essentially, if you were excluded or humiliated or mocked or physically abused or in any other way treated as inferior by your peers, you were bullied.

bullying is never the victim’s fault. never. the abusers will always find an excuse to hurt you but they don’t need an actual reason.

the effects of bullying can last a lifetime. all this is true if you’re being bullied right now, and all this is true if it’s been a year. five years. fifteen years. abuse can have long-term effects and healing is not a question of maturity.

bullying isn’t discussed nearly enough but seriously, it can be hellish and if you’re going through it or you’ve been through it, i’m with you. keep going.

orangecreeper217  asked:

Wait why can't they give patience food? Food in the actual undertale game is very effective at healing Frisk, and since Chara has been in the underground for a while they surely have figured that out by now... Is there some kind of limitation with the way food works in the underground?

Monster food is made from magic. The same applies.

(Keep in mind that magic doesn’t heal everything. After all, Chara died from buttercup poisoning in the original game, despite having a healer like Toriel caring for them.)

Alternate Ways to End Combat in an RPG

Hello, readers! At the moment, I’m super busy prepping a Lovecraft Legacies LARP event, but I didn’t want to fail to offer some DMing advice this week. So I grabbed an old article I wrote for the website GeeksDreamGirl.com. I wrote it with 4E in mind, but it’s lessons translate to any game. Enjoy!

Combat is an integral part of many RPGs. In some, it’s a necessary evil. In others, like D&D, it’s an exciting part of the game. Sometimes, the PCs are facing truly evil and villainous foes that need to be wiped from the face of your campaign world. Sometimes, however, you want to have a battle end in something other than a complete massacre of one side or another. What if the PCs are facing honorable foes who’ve been duped into fighting them? Or what if they’re facing foes who vastly out-number or out-power them? Is a slaughter the only answer? Obviously, the
answer can and should be no.

Here then are five ways to end a fight before the battlefield is drenched in the blood of one side or another. You can use these ways to keep a battle short, or to offer an alternative to simple one-
sided destruction.

A Fight to First Blood

If the PCs are facing honorable foes, or are fighting in a tournament, they may choose to fight to “first blood”, and I’m not referencing any cheesy 80s action films. In 4E D&D, this is an easy
concept: have the players and NPCs agree to fight until someone hits their Bloodied value, and use this as the threshold of when someone finally draws blood on the other.

This has a lot of basis in reality. Knights at tournament wanted to show their prowess at real battle, and first blood was a way to show one’s skill, but to avoid seriously injuring one’s foe. Likewise, a duel that was serious but didn’t need to be to the death would sometimes be fought to first blood. This served as a grim reminder to the wounded – I bloodied you once. Next time might be more fatal.

Holding Out Like a Hero

This is a particular favorite of mine. In it, the PCs aren’t necessarily planning on winning a fight, but only of surviving and holding off foes until a set goal is reached. This is particularly effective for when the king can get to safety if his loyal knights can last ten rounds of combat, or if a wizard needs them to hold until he gets six successes on Arcana checks. Combined with Skill Challenges, this can make for a memorable sequence. Skeletons will keep pouring out of the crypt until the cleric successfully re-consecrates it as a skill challenge of minor actions, or the room will keep filling with water that’s inhabited with shrieking eels until the rogue resets the trap mechanism. It’s up to the party to hold off the skeletons, eels, or what have you.

You can use this device to simulate a scene like Helm’s Deep. The PCs have to hold out a certain number of rounds until the reinforcements arrive. Especially in combination with an ever-increasing number of minions, this can give the proper feeling of literally holding off an army.

Cutting Off the Head

The orcish army feels unbeatable until their leader, Gruzhgarn, is slain. When the necromancer is killed, the undead crumble back to lifeless husks. The wolves will flee in dismay if their alpha is killed. If you make one or more of the enemies the linchpin holding the rest of the monsters together, then you can give the PCs a goal other than simply slaying every monster on the battlefield. Once the leader-type monster goes down, the rest will surrender, flee, return to their home plane, etc. I especially like the feeling of “kill the wizard and his minions will return to the Elemental Plane.” It’s something that makes a logical sort of story sense, and it gives an out to the players.

A variation on this is “this monster is invulnerable until condition X is met.” In my current campaign, a great example was Auntie Mengybone, whom I’ve mentioned in other columns. She was harnessing the life-force of a captive Arch Fey to constantly heal herself, making her effectively invulnerable. Several of the PCs with Controller-type powers kept her busy and away from the other PCs who were freeing the Arch Fey through a skill challenge. Once the Arch Fey was released, she immediately went into retreat mode, leaving her minions to fight the PCs. She didn’t escape, but, if she had, she would’ve likely become a recurring villain in the campaign.

Live to Fight Another Day

There’s an adage that most PCs would rather have their character killed than have them captured. I’m not sure what the psychology around this is, but I agree that it’s true. That doesn’t mean, however, that you have to have your monsters behave the same way.

I befuddled my players in my Eberron campaign by having the changeling villain they’d been fighting step back, go defensive, and offer to surrender, but only if the Lawful Good character
promised him mercy. The party was immediately suspicious, but they reluctantly agreed. This let me draw a fight that was already a foregone conclusion to a quick close and keep a valuable NPC
alive for a future sequence. And when the PCs found out later that he’d escaped the prisons of their patrons, they cursed his name – darned, tricksy changelings!

The other trick is to have monsters flee. They might be running for reinforcements, or they might be running for their lives, but sometimes monsters, especially intelligent ones, might choose to abandon a fight that they’re clearly losing. Earlier editions of D&D had complex Morale check systems to help a DM determine whether or not a monster would fight on or drop their weapons, but, nowadays, story is the arbiter of such a decision.

Stop. Just Stop.

I would never suggest that you should declare a fight against the PCs and tell them they’re all dead. But good news! Your monsters don’t have any ego beyond that which you invest in them.

If you’re down to two half-dead orcs, everything else is dead, and the PCs are still in excellent shape, you can call that fight. Sure, the orcs might do a little more damage, but is it really necessary to eke every hit point from the player characters that you can? I think not.

Some DMs, and some players, don’t like this approach. They want to know exactly who did what, who killed whom, and noodle the fight down to each hit point. That’s not my style of game play. If it’s getting late, and I have an important plot point to make before game ends, and this fight is slowing me down, I’ll sometimes call a fight once it’s clear how unlikely it is that the PCs will lose. “Well, the ogre has 15 hit points, and you’re all going to get to attack before he does. Unless you really want to know who kills the ogre specifically, let’s call it. Someone describe for me how the ogre dies.” My players were baffled the first time I did this, but they’ve
come to appreciate it.

In Closing

Not every fight has to be fought to the last HP. Sometimes, there are reasons why a fight should end early, and sometimes it’s just more convenient to move things along rather than dither down to the bitter end. Using this tool, you can make battles more about the story and excitement and less about drudging down to the last hit point.

one-man-ensemble  asked:

My brother had a theory that Zenyatta's Harmony/Discord Orbs have no physival effect. Instead they create a psychological imbalabce that will either destroy or boost a person's will to fight. Therefore the weakening and healing effects are all in their heads.

Dude… that’s actually dope as hell and makes more sense than what it seems to be currently. Your brother alright with me stealing his headcanon? ;)
-Mod Knight

A MESSAGE TO TF2 PLAYERS #1: HOW TO TREAT YOUR MEDIC

Scout: 

1. I understand how you have lower health compared to other classes, but please, for both you and your Medic’s sake. SLOW DOWN.  

2. Don’t call for a Medic when you’ve lost 1 health. Seriously, there’s a burning Soldier on 1 HP right beside you. Don’t expect to be prioritized.

3. If your Medic is on fire, extinguish him with the Mad Milk or the Mutated Milk.

Soldier: 

1. If you want effective healing, DON’T EQUIP THE EQUALIZER OR THE ESCAPE PLAN. They decrease Medics’ healing impact on you by 90%.

2. DO EQUIP THE DISCIPLINARY ACTION. It can make you and your Medic faster than usual for a short period of time. Use it when your Medic has a hard time keeping up with you.

3. Unless your Medic is using the Quick-Fix, try not to rocket jump as it will be hard for him to keep up with you.

Pyro:

1. If your Medic is on fire, extinguish him. If he burns to death and you get killed, you can’t blame him, because you didn’t keep him alive.

2. DON’T EQUIP THE BACK SCRATCHER. It decreases the amount of healing you get from Medics and dispensers.

3. Unless your Medic is using the Quick-Fix, try not to flare jump as it will be hard for him to keep up with you.

Engineer:

1. When your Medic is on low health, build a dispenser for him. 

Heavy:

1. ALWAYS PROTECT DOKTOR. ALWAYS.

2. When your Medic is on low health, give him your Sandvich.

3. DO EQUIP THE SANDVICH, THE DALOKOHS BAR, OR THE FISHCAKE. These serve as a portable health packs, which you can give to your Medic if he is on low health. The Dalokohs Bar and the Fishcake can also give a 50-point overheal to the consumer.

Demoman: 

1. Unless your Medic is using the Quick-Fix, try not to sticky jump as it will be hard for him to keep up with you.

(Other) Medic: 

1. Keep each other safe. You are both men of medicine. You’re supposed to be bros.

2. DO EQUIP THE AMPUTATOR. Taunting with it gives all of your teammates extra health (including your Medic).

Sniper: 

1. If your Medic is on fire, extinguish him with Jarate or the Self-Aware Beauty Mark.

Spy: 

1. You’re a SPY. Unless you really need to be healed, don’t expect to be helped by Medics.

I’ll edit this if I missed something. Please reblog and add your own tips if you have any. :)

You can simply smile at someone on the street corner and elevate that person’s day with just one gesture. That person may take the sweetness of your reflection home and be kinder with her family and more inspired in her work, influencing everything and everyone she touches. Every moment is sacred, every encounter a miracle. Your presence carries an immeasurable ripple effect.
—  Niurka
Happy Full Moon In Scorpio
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“Throughout this day I am mindful that I carry within me the energies of transformation, rebirth, passion and strength.”

Use this moon for:

  • Purging intense emotional matters  such as: guilt, lust, or obsession.

  • Keeping things secret.

  • Solving mysteries and getting to the root of the issue.

  • Concentration, and exam revision.

  • Healing the sexual organs.

Scorpio Full Moon is a time of Death and rebirth (not necessarily physical death), intensity, extremes, and heightened sensitivity. It is good for focusing, being sexual, and also doing psychic work because of the deep emotions and desires Scorpio brings. Since sensitivity is heightened, this moon is a wonderful time to deeply connect and feel the Goddess, especially the dark Crone Goddesses. During the Scorpio full moon opinions and feelings are intense and penetrating. Strong desires, especially sexual yearnings , run deep with emotions at their peak.


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Be cautious of emotional resentments, as this is a time where past feelings can surface and block your very heightened creative energy, so fight the urges to be suspicious, secretive, and moody. This is a time of regeneration, and cleaning out of emotional debris from the previous month. There is great energy to complete things and focus on certain areas that you have found yourself too scattered to deal with the previous cycle. Take the time now for sexual exploration, as well as relaxation.

RITUALS


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Full Moon in Scorpio (Taurus Sun) rituals are high energy and psychic. The veil is thin between the worlds, so during your Scorpio full moon rituals the Goddesses joins the circle easily. Anything that you can do in the two to three Scorpio days for the region of the sexual organs has a doubly beneficial preventative and healing effect, as Scorpio rules the sexual organs. Anything th

at puts a heavier burden on the sexual organs and urinary tract has a harmful effect during this transit than any other days. If you are able to postpone surgery or operations on the sexual organs during this time, it is best. Expectant mothers should also be cautious to stay clear of any heavy strain/exertion during this time. As  it is believed that miscarriage occurs easily during the Scorpio full moon.

  • Vaginal steams/healing baths with herbs such as: Yarrow, rose, jasmine, raspberry, holy basil can be used as a healing aid for women during this full moon. Vaginal (Yoni) steaming is effective because the soft tissues of a woman’s vagina are extremely porous and quickly absorb the vapors of the steam. The heat of the steam stimulates circulation and blood flow to the pelvic area, and combined with the medicinal benefits of the herbs, will nourish, tone, and cleanse the vaginal tissues and whole pelvic region. *Please do not use vaginal steaming if you are: pregnant, menstruating,  or if there is infection present.

  • Healing baths

  • Meditation and/or releasing ritual.

  • Healthy sexual play

MEDITATION


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Light a deep red candle and burn incense of or oil of Myrrh. Sitting in silence, breathe in the sign of Scorpio and place it in your heart center. visualize the color scarlet surrounding you, and breathe that color into your heart, allow it to fill you with strength, courage, intensity, and passion. Honor these powerful energies and ask that they be used to assist in the journey to transform lower nature into your highest good.

 


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Am I willing to be born anew…again and again, and again? 

Hello my fellow student witches! 💕⭐️

So I know most of you guys are enjoying your carefree summer vacation (lucky ;-;), but for those who are stuck taking summer classes like me, you might need a little support since they’re fast paced as heck. I will say that this is my first ever spell, so if things seem a bit funky, that’s why. 😅 Now without further adieu, I present to you…

✨🔮The 4.0 GPA Magic Charm Bag🔮✨

This bag is full of goodies to help promote mental focus, stability, and luck, which in turn will help you get the grades you want (if you work hard too, of course). I made sure to use relatively common ingredients so it doesn’t break the bank if you ever have to go out and buy any of them. Also, you can omit or add anything you like. After all, this is a magic charm bag for your own personal needs!

Ingredients:

  • White Pouch — For purifying the mind of any unnecessary thoughts to make way for new knowledge.
  • Tiger’s Eye — To enhance your personal power by allowing you to focus clearly on your goals and obtain the ambition you need to make them a reality. Also helps in maintaining a positive and confident  attitude.
  • Amethyst — To calm your test anxiety and instill inner peace, as well as to reduce stress, insomnia, and headaches. Also helps to end bad procrastination habits.
  • Fluorite - For amplifying mental focus, converting feelings of chaos to stability, and promoting clear thinking with unbiased reasoning. Also absorbs negativity and stress.  
  • Rosemary —  To purify your mind of those pesky procrastination thoughts.
  • Peppermint — To wake up your senses and make you more alert when you’re feeling groggy from late night/all day studying.
  • Lemon juice — To cleanse your “I hate studying” feelings and give you the zest and spark of energy you need to get through your study marathon day.
  • Dried Bay Leaves — For mental strength and purification + protection from distracting thoughts.
  • ½ Cinnamon Stick— For mental focus and clarity.
  • Fern Sprig— For good health, good fortune (because sometimes you just need an ounce of luck 😋), and success
  • Paper cut-outs of sigils with phrases designed for acing your tests — Create duplicate copies of a sigil so that one sigil cut-out can be burned/erased to infuse the symbol with energy, while the other paper cut-out can go into your bag as reference. You can use your own sigils or ones made by others. I also recommend adding multiple sigil phrases into your bag if you need it.

I recommend lightly wrapping the herbs in thin tissue paper so you can benefit from the healing effects of their smells and storing the lemon juice in its own separate vial.

To cleanse and charge your charm bag, you can place it under the light of the full moon. I don’t recommend using sunlight because some of the crystals (amethyst and fluorite) are sensitive to light and may fade.

Well I hope this helps any student witches out there! If you’re on summer vacation, you’ll need it eventually when you get back to school, so it’d be best to start gathering this stuff early and not wait until finals week comes around, haha!

Wishing you all good grades, productive study sessions, and success! 💕☺️

Love and light blessings,

Malina ❤️

crystals & the zodiac

aries: diamond, magnetite, aquamarine 

  • diamond is a symbol of purity & light, a stone that represents cleansing of the aura & allowing the soul to shine through. the light of the diamond shows negative emotions or thoughts that require transformation, helping with enlightenment & evolution 
  • magnetite represents positive / negative polarity, providing for balanced & objective perspective and strengthens intuition 
  • aquamarine is a stone of calming energy with an affinity to sensitive people, representing one’s understanding of underlying emotions, self-expression, closure, & perception 

taurus: selenite, emerald, variscite, serpentine 

  • selenite represents deep peace & clarity 
  • emerald helps bring to the surface what is unconsciously known. it is a stone of healing, wisdom, & equilibrium 
  • variscite is a stone of peace, courage, & trust in the universe
  • serpentine is an earthing stone that helps with spiritual exploration & grounding

gemini: tiger’s eye, citrine, rutilated quartz 

  • tiger’s eye is a stone of high vibrational energy, helping to promote clarity for scattered emotions, desires, & intentions to make a coherent whole
  • citrine enhances positive emotions & promotes development of positive energy toward oneself & others
  • rutilated quartz represents protection from negative energy, energy support during emotional release & confrontation, & insights into oneself to reach the root of problems while facilitating positive change

cancer: white calcite, white opal, moonstone 

  • white calcite represents a connection between emotions / intellect & promotes inspiration 
  • opal represents reflection & intensification of feelings, emotional expression, & cohesiveness of emotional energy
  • moonstone is a stone of intuition & a reminder of nature’s cycles; it helps with emotional instability, healing, balance of energies, & synchronicity 

leo: turquoise, quartz, tiger’s eye, honey calcite 

  • turquoise provides solace for the spirit. it represents intuition, releasing of inhibitions, & inner peace 
  • quartz is a stone of positive energy, spirituality, & balance of the chakras 
  • tiger’s eye is a stone of high vibrational energy, helping to promote clarity for scattered emotions, desires, & intentions to make a coherent whole
  • honey calcite is a gentle stone, representing balance of emotions, releasing of fear, strengthening one’s higher consciousness. it corresponds with the sacral chakra, which represents confidence & connection to oneself & the universe 

virgo: amber, peridot, moss agate, 

  • amber is a grounding stone representing positive & bright mental / emotional states, patience, & the throat chakra–encouraging vocalization, honesty, & expression of feelings 
  • peridot represents letting go of negative energies & old vibrations so higher frequencies can begin to guide oneself; it is a stone of necessary change, confidence, & psychological clarity
  • moss agate enables one to see the power in themselves & their emotions through releasing fear & stress

libra: prehnite, jade, chrysoprase 

  • prehnite is a stone for connecting with the universe’s energy & a crystal for healing through connecting to the higher self 
  • jade is a nurturing stone, bringing insight into oneself through calming energy & helping to express passionate emotions in constructive ways
  • chrysoprase represents a sense of belonging in the universe, honesty & truth, letting go of the ego, openness to change, & independence 

scorpio: blue topaz, dioptase, obsidian 

  • blue topaz is a stone of personal truth & wisdom 
  • dioptase represents consciousness in the present moment, releasing the need to control & helping the process of healing. it teaches that pain & difficulty in life is a mirroring of an inner separation from the self
  • obsidian vitalizes the purpose of the soul, grounding the spirit into the body & exploring the depths of the subconscious mind / emotions

sagittarius: gold obsidian, okenite, smoky quartz

  • gold obsidian helps with conflicts of the ego
  • okenite clears obstacles in one’s path, promoting endurance to complete tasks / reach goals. it represents self-forgiveness for mistakes & the cyclical nature of learning
  • smoky quartz relieves negative energy, helps to tolerate difficult times with equanimity, & gently releases fear within oneself

capricorn: onyx, magnetite, smoky quartz, white aragonite

  • onyx represents strength-giving & vigor 
  • magnetite represents positive / negative polarity, providing for balanced & objective perspective and strengthens intuition 
  • smoky quartz relieves negative energy, helps to tolerate difficult times with equanimity, & gently releases fear within oneself 
  • white aragonite represents the earth. it helps develop concentration, flexibility, & tolerance to the mind while combating sensitivity or stress 

aquarius: blue obsidian, aquamarine, boji stone  

  • blue obsidian vitalizes the soul & the self; it represents the throat chakra, supporting communication 
  • aquamarine is a stone of calming energy with an affinity to sensitive people, representing one’s understanding of underlying emotions, self-expression, closure, & perception 
  • boji stone represents feminine energy & awareness of self through clearing blocked or painful emotions & revealing negative thoughts / self-defeating behaviors to the conscious mind 

pisces: blue agate, labradorite, amethyst 

  • blue agate brings peace of mind, effective in healing the throat chakra–free expression of thoughts & feelings 
  • labradorite is a bringer of light & mysticism, stimulating intuition & trust in the universe. it balances rationality & emotions by inspiring contemplation & introspection of the self 
  • amethyst represents calming protection & higher vibrations of spiritual consciousness

Photo of the Reconciliation Pole that went up at UBC today

I encourage everyone who could not be present to witness this occasion to watch or read transcripts of the speeches that were given during the ceremony, the experiences and stories of the survivors of the residential schools are essential to the context of this monument and a part of Canadian history that really needs to be acknowledged. I am so excited about this beautiful pole that’s now standing outside my former school but we need to hear the stories that go with it even if it makes us uncomfortable in order for the healing of the communities effected to take place

If anyone has links to any recordings of the event I would love to share them around

@allthecanadianpolitics

Imagine Loki meeting and bonding with Clint’s kids while he’s at the Avengers’ Tower, serving his sentence by helping rebuild New York. They are being kept their to keep them safe from threats. All their meetings happen after midnight, when the kids can’t sleep, and seek him out. Talking to him calms them down and helps them sleep. It becomes an almost daily ritual, with no one the wiser, as he always returns the kids to their room once they’re sound asleep. They affectionately call him Uncle Loks, having no idea about his and Clint’s history. Loki likes their company, because they don’t judge him and aren’t afraid of him, being unaware of his misdeeds. They are the only ones in the tower who like his company and talk to him, and he bestows them with the knowledge about the nine realms and delights them his magical illusions. He grows very fond of them and they of him. In a way, being with them has a healing effect towards his torn and tormented soul. He pretends that they’re his family and it gives him peace, since he feels that both his birth and adoptive families abandoned him.

One day, the Tower is attacked and Loki actively protects the kids and their mother, instead of seeing it as an opportunity to escape. When Clint is told about it, and Loki’s bond with his kids revealed, he becomes absolutely livid. The rest of the Avengers aren’t comfortable with this development either, and hence, Loki is sent back to Asgard, where he is dumped in the dungeons for the additional charge of manipulating innocent children. He is alone and isolated once again, and his newly gained inner peace shatters, driving him near insanity. He is often seen interacting with illusions of the kids and is deemed mad.

Meanwhile, the kids insist that Loki did nothing to harm them, and try to convince everyone to bring him back. This prompts Tony to seek Jarvis’s secret audio from Loki’s room. It reveals the truth about Loki’s loving relationship with the kids, much to everyone’s surprise. Everyone but Clint votes to bring Loki back, not yet realizing that it might just be too late to bring him back from the brink of madness.

Fights and Cries - Request

Requested by anon: - Can you make a fic where the reader and Sherlock argue so the reader leaves Baker Street for a while. While she’s gone Sherlock is having flashbacks of her and their time together. He puts his emotions into composing a song for her on his violin to play it when she returns. With just a lot of fluff please!!
& anon: Could you do something where you call Sherlock a freak in the heat of an argument and he’s really hurt by it :( because you’re the only one who never called him that (John also, but for dramatic purposes yanno)

Pairing: Sherlock x reader.

Word count: 1.776

Warnings: Sad Sherlock, Sad (Y/N).

A/N: I have never written the words “I love you” so many times in one fanfic before this… Also, I’m soooo tired right now that there are probably loads of mistakes. Sorry about that.

Enjoy!

Originally posted by whenisayrunrun

How foolish had he been by acting like that, by talking to her like that. She had been the only person ever not to call him like that, the only person in the world to understand him and now that was over.

She had called him a freak, and she had done so because he had called her a lot of things he wouldn’t dare to repeat out loud ever again. It was in the heat of an argument, a very silly argument – but Sherlock always took such things seriously.

It was a dumb argument. Sherlock didn’t even remember why it started, but he knew that it escalated slowly until it exploded and she left. She had stomped out the room furiously, shutting the door and running down the rainy street without caring to grab an umbrella first.

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anonymous asked:

My dream dog is a Newfoundlander, and I have a responsible breeder already picked out for when I have a big enough yard and a steady job, but I'm finding it hard to find much info on them. Opinions?

They are a relatively rare breed owing to their size, fur and drool, but I have known a few of them over the years.

These dogs are just… messy.

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They are big they seriously shed and they drool like a running tap, which essentially sticks that shed hair to every available surface like glue. This is a breed so fundamentally unsuitable for my personal lifestyle that I swiftly change the topic every time the boyfriend brings up that he wants one. Speaking of changing topics, lets look at them from a medical standpoint. You may want to make yourself a cup of tea, this will be a long post.

Hips are a major issue with this breed. The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals ranks their hips, as a breed, as worse than the notorious German Shepherd. Worse again, symptoms of hip dysplasia are often aggravated by the increased size or weight of the animal, and this breeds is one of the largest ones. This causes pain and suffering. 25% of them are estimated to have dysplastic hips, with only 8% estimated to have ‘good’ hips.

Elbows are another weakness for this giant breed. Again around 20-25% of these dogs are estimated to be afflicted with elbow dysplasia. Some unfortunate individuals with have both elbow and hip dysplasia, leaving them without a good leg to stand on. Problems often develop by18 months of age, and will cause pain for the dog for the rest of its life.

Tears of the cranial cruciate ligament are also fairly common, due to sheer size and probably other orthopedic dodginess. If not treated surgically this will cause severe lameness and arthritis in the joint.

By the way, if you were wondering about the costs of these surgeries to patch up a Newfoundland skeleton, you’ll probably spend $2.5-3k on the dysplastic elbows, $2.5-3.5k per cruciate tear, and between $1.4k and $7k each side for the dysplasitc hips, depending whether they are diagnosed young, or so late that only a total hip replacement will help. Just so you know.

The consequences of leaving these conditions untreated is arthritis far sooner in the dog’s life than is fair. Some dogs will be unable to walk without daily medication from 4 years of age. Many will be put to sleep simply because their  mobility has become so impaired that they can no longer to doggy things.

Do you need a break? Because we’re not even halfway through yet.

Originally posted by sternenpalast

Personally, I have a thing against bad eyes. I can’t stand eyes that look painful, it gives me the heebie-jeebies. These poor dogs, as you probably have guessed, are prone to multiple eye conditions.

While they do get cataracts, 3rd eyelid gland prolapse and ectropion, the biggest one that concerns me is entropion. This means that the eyelids rolls inwards towards the eye. This means that instead of lovely, soft, moist conjunctiva touching the eyeball, you have prickly eyelashes or haired skin. These prickly hairs rub against the eyeball, constantly, and will cause pain, inflammation, corneal ulcers and secondary effects of healing them.

That’s just constant irritation and pain. It requires surgery to fix, again.

They also get subaortic stenosis (SAS) far too frequently.This heart condition is congenital, it’s present at birth but is often not apparent until 4+ months of age, just long enough to get that puppy well loved in a new home. While it can be managed with medication or heart surgery, only 25% of affected dogs live for more than 4 years. It can cause fainting and sudden death.

(Thanks Richard for picture)

That’s not a great disease to have running through the breed. If they don’t succumb to that heart disease young, they may also get dilated cardiomyopathy when they’re older. You know, because one heart disease wasn’t enough.

Also located under that shaggy mess of drool covered fur is another genetic disorder that can cause them to excrete cystine into their urine, resulting in urinary crystals or great big bladder stones that may require more surgery.

And of course these big, deep cheted dogs are a classic breed that gets Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV aka Bloat) which can happen without warning, leaving you with a choice of either major, expensive surgery or euthanasia.

Working towards the outside of this giant breed, their thick fur might look cute, it it takes maintenance. Prepare for everything you own to be liberally coated in dog hair.

They are also profuse droolers. Their flappy jowls produce some of the most drooly dogs I’ve been, often soaking their own chest fur.

Which brings me back to Hot Spots, (aka moist dermatitis). Persistently wet skin, especially on a thick coated breed that loves water like the newfoundland, A hot spot can be huge and they spread rapidly, sometimes affecting the whole neck. Because these dogs often have some degree of skin folding there, that makes the problem even worse. The same issue happens at the other end if they have diarrhea. And being in Australia, in Summer, when more people than usual take their dogs swimming, there is also a high risk of flystrike in that constantly wet fur with infected skin. Don’t think about that too much.

These dogs are far from being an ‘easy keeper’ and in my experience the estimates lifespan of 10-12 years that one often sees on the internet s a bit optimistic. I do know people who are addicted to this breed and just can’t live without one, but it’s important to know what you’re getting into and I would strongly recommend looking into pet insurance for this breed.

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My original piece that started all of my ME family drawings. Garrus is the best space husband and would have made my femShep very happy if we ever got that happy ending. Alas this was only to be a dream.

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Usually, when you can’t find your words it’s either because you have nothing, or … too much to say. Some things are just so overwhelming and comprehensive that simply leave you speechless. Such as your everything, Axl. Your voice and artistry, your inner and outer beauty, the depth of your brightness and perceptiveness, your emotional intensity and its enslaving impact, all of these are just impossible to fully express in mere words. So is what you mean to me, and there is so much to be thankful for ! The way you changed my perspective on life, the motivational force I find in your songs and character, the healing effect of your child-like purity, the bittersweet thoughts and feelings you trigger in me … I hope you don’t mind me quoting one of our favourite artists but I just have to let you know how wonderful life is while you’re in the world. Today, and every single day, I truly wish you are loved and valued as much as you deserve to be.
Happy Birthday, Axl !