helpful things~

anonymous asked:

Hey amy! I just lost my dog, so i've had a bad week. Got any cute headcanons about Dami and his numerous pets?

  • I’m going to go ahead and assume that Damian names his favorite bats from the cave, and since Damian’s record on pet names is all over the place– some of them (Goliath, Titus) are dignified, while others (Batcow, Spotty the rat from B&R 13) are definitely not– I imagine the bat names get pretty interesting.
  • Damian: Antigone, Bonaparte, Ulysses, Jezebel, Scheherazade
  • Also Damian: Rita, Earl, Capitalism, Lemon, Bagel Bite
  • Alfred the cat has spyware in his collar. So far it’s been a useful and multipurpose investment, good for eavesdropping on both one’s family and unsuspecting criminals loitering in the parts of the city where a stray cat would go unnoticed. Conveniently, that is most of the city.
  • Titus sleeps at the end of Damian’s bed, for the death nightmares. It helps to have someone to hug.
  • There are also geese on the Manor grounds– they come in and out of the pond on the east side of the property– and Damian has been feeding them Cool Ranch Doritos for the past month as part of an experimental plot. That’s Tim’s brand of chips; if everything goes according to plan, the next time Tim takes a picnic lunch, he’ll be swarmed by expectant geese. It’s going to be hilarious.
whatsontv interview: best friends
  • Interviewer: So where do we find Hardy and Miller this time?
  • David: “Hardy left town in a cab at the end of series two, but he has come back and has brought his daughter Daisy [Hannah Rae]. So now he and Miller are both single parents and he looks to her for parenting advice – I don’t know how wise that is!”
  • Olivia: “I know, especially because Miller’s son Tom [Adam Wilson] is going through the terrible teens and there will be repercussions. She also has her dad David [Roy Hudd] staying, which is handy for childcare, but he’s not an easy man. Work’s the best part of her life.”
  • David: “Yes, work’s a solace for them both, although they grumble like a cantankerous old married couple.”
  • Olivia: “They’re best friends though, they’d do anything for each other.”

I need more blogs to follow. If you post/reblog stuff for any of these:

• Sherlock
• Bates Motel
• Supernatural
• Marvel
• The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings
• Harry Potter
• Johnlock
• Stucky
• Destiel
• Stranger Things
• American Horror Story
• The 100
• Orange Is the New Black

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my last breath.

Soon, all my pain will ease away. My eyes will flutter closed as my arms hit the ground. Faintly, I can feel liquid dripping down my wrists, covering my hands and the ground in a thick red cloak that slowly seeps out. A smile will play on my lips as I finally digest the few hundred tablets I downed with a bottle of fine wine. My eyes begin to droop, my heart rate slows so gently. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. And I have finally reached it.
My last breath was a sigh of relief.

anonymous asked:

Sae the comment you left on aicosu prewashing fabric post. How do you go by washing it, like in a washing machine or by hand. And also good comment about the fabric dye part, didn't even think about that.

Hello there!

Since I have a front-loading washing machine with a delicates cycle, I usually toss the fabric in there unless it’s /really/ delicate (which is rare – I just did some silk organza in the washing machine the other day with no problems). If dyeing the fabric, the problem with hand washing is that you need to make sure that you get /all/ of your detergent out of the fabric before you dye, and this is far easier in a machine than when rinsing by hand. I rarely toss the fabric in the dryer, since I pretty much never put my cosplays in the dryer, and that’s where a lot of the damage of unraveling can occur. I usually hang it up to dry when I’m done, which takes longer, but is gentler on the fabric.

If you have a top-loading machine (with the agitator in the middle), I’d recommend hand washing on delicate materials. If the materials are very delicate, always hand wash.

If dyeing, use a pH-neutral detergent, especially when using a dye that requires a certain pH (acid dyes need a low pH; fiber reactive dyes need a high pH).

Another reason why it’s good to pre-wash is that often dye will run from the fabric the first time it is washed (this is why they tell you to wash like colors together with clothing), and pre-washing can help prevent some of that by removing the excess dye ahead of time. 

I don’t tend to pre-wash things like faux fur, pleather, or vinyl, and pre-washing a glitter fabric can cause it to lose glitter (and makes a mess in your washing machine).

Of course, always check to see if the fabric is even washable first. You don’t want to ruin a material before you even start!

I hope that helps! :]

anonymous asked:

(post-VA) Trish doesn't like keeping long hair (hard to manage/she doesn't think it suits her) but she's really good at braiding so she uses Giorno as a model. Twice a month she drags him away from his desk, puts him on the couch or something, and messes with his hair for hours. He can't leave or Spice Girl softens the floor and he trips. He usually falls asleep and it's the most sleep he gets in a week. If Mista is in the room the pistols will "help". Tl;dr Trish loves her friends they're bffs

audio: “wanna give me a smile for sean?” *dogs ear twitches* “or an ear twitch, that works too”

i found jack and the community this past summer while i was going through a very dark time in my life. watching the videos really brought the color black into my life. and i’m not just talking about the peppy, upbeat, happy kinda stuff that sean seems to be known for. yes, he’s absolutely made me laugh, but he’s also made me cry (happy and sad tears), made me rage (with and against him), made me scared, and confused the ever living fuck outta me. before becoming a part of this community, i’d really just been living as a shell of a person, already emotionally dead and just looking for a way to finish the job.

(obviously, i’m in a much better place than i was six months ago (or even two months ago) )

and sean, if you read this, i want you to know that i support you. the support of some random person who you’ve never met and who lives half a world away might not mean a hell of a lot, but i want to be able to help you the way you helped me, albeit in a much smaller way. i don’t have a good way to end this but here’s some hearts 💚💚💚

So this is something I’ve wanted to post about for awhile to help all my fellow ladies! After a considerable amount of research (and almost a year of “testing” on myself), I wanted to share some tips to help with menstrual cramps and other various period symptoms!

A couple things to keep in mind: menstruation is, at its most basic level, a monthly detoxification process of old tissues and blood. Eating habits and stress levels (which affect hormone levels) throughout the month will have an effect on how easily or how awful your period goes. The reason is that tissue and blood that is shed during menstruation is built up over the 25-ish days of your cycle, which means toxic substances (from processed foods, denatured oils, acidic foods like animal/dairy products, etc) that you ingest during that time can be stored in that blood/tissue and will cause pain/discomfort when it’s dislodged. So, if for no other reason, minimizing processed foods (especially those containing animal products), should be a top priority if you want to have less painful periods!

But what I really want to focus on is the week leading up to your period, during which you can make some changes to help fight certain symptoms! 

- Increasing healthy, whole food fats in your diet will help alleviate cramps immensely! Start shifting your diet to include more avocados, coconut, and raw nuts and seeds in the 5-7 days before your period starts. 

- If fatigue is more your issue, ensure that you’re eating enough iron-rich foods, like beets, (unsulfured/unsweetened) dried fruits, legumes, broccoli, or dark leafy greens. If you’re eating cooked iron-rich foods, squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice on your meal to increase iron absorption! 

- If you struggle with bloating (either before or during your period), eating cranberries or parsley, which are both natural diuretics, will help. Try using frozen cranberries in a smoothie with a few bananas + stevia, or add parsley into green smoothies or steep it in hot water to form a tea. (Just be careful about more processed cranberry products, as they usually have tons of added sugar, which will make you bloat even worse!). Potassium-rich foods can also help balance your sodium levels, so raw coconut water, avocados, spinach, yams/sweet potatoes and bananas will help, as well.

- If your issue is overall aches or pain, using turmeric (a potent anti-inflammatory) in your cooking during your period will help. Alternatively, you can make golden milk, a traditional Ayurvedic drink, which I make from non-dairy milk, turmeric and ginger powder, and coconut sugar. It’s great hot, but you can drink it cold, too. 

- Finally, starting your day (ideally, every day, all the time!) with hot water and fresh lemon will help support your liver, aka your main detoxification organ, which will help you with ongoing cleansing. 

Obviously every woman is different, but I hope these tips help you as much as they’ve helped me! While my periods improved quite a bit when I went vegan 4 years ago, these simple changes have made my period pain-free!! Reblog to help a uterus <3

anonymous asked:

hi, do you have any advice on coming out? my parents are 1 generation asian immigrants. i'm pretty sure they're going to be accepting, but i keep getting nervous & i never know how to bring up the topic. like there's never a good time to bring it up. same goes for my friends. some of them are openly lgbt, but i just get so scared and never bring it up

hmmm well I’m not out to my parents either so I don’t rly have good advice on that front but it’s good that you think they’ll be okay! My mom once said that queer children were difficult because “it’s completely unacceptable, but if you’re too harsh they might commit suicide” soooooo I don’t think coming out to my parents is on the horizon for me

Coming out to my friends was really hard at first because saying “I’m gay” out loud was practically panic-inducing. Some of the ways I came out before I was comfortable directly voicing it included making pop-ups, singing Ally Hills’ coming out song, and aggressively denying interest in boyfriends until the person got the point.

You can also hint at queerness without outright confirming it by talking about mainstream shows with wlw couples. Think oitnb, the flopdred, supergirl. I’ve found transitioning from general discussion about the plot to enthusing about a ship easier than steering a discussion towards your own sexuality.

This past semester, I struggled with how and if I wanted come out to the varsity swim team (I’m a diver, and we’re a small subset of the team). MIT is a fairly liberal institution so I doubted I’d face outright homophobia, but I didn’t want to make anyone uncomfortable. What if someone complained because feared my “predatory lesbian gaze” when we were changing? Would I cast myself out for fear that other secretly felt the same?

I studiously avoided looking at my teammates in the locker room, which was logistically difficult with twenty-something girls in varying states of undress crammed into a small space. It left me feeling like I was hiding, denying, lying. Eventually, I wore rainbow suspenders to a swim party, and the message has been clear every since (even more so since I cut my hair a month ago). To my relief, the team took everything in stride.

I was also scared to change in and out of my binder in front of the team. However, it turns out that the desire to get your own clothes on trumps curiosity about what others are doing, and I didn’t get the judgemental stares I feared. Two days ago, one of the other divers commented, “wow, crop top?” so I briefly explained binders and their purpose. My voice shook while I told her about dysphoria, but I made it through. And if I can do it once, I can do it again.

Coming out does get easier over time! It has given me a lot more confidence in my identity. The way I look, feel, and carry myself has changed so much over the last few years. It feels authentic, and I am lighter because I’m no longer carrying the burden of a secret.

List of song translations & romaji by Musumen. and Trafficlight.

Ok so I guess some of you don’t follow blogs that posted translations before us or some translations aren’t really that popular for people to notice them, so I am going to make a list of those so you can easily find them.

 - Please mind that not all of them are absolutely correct -

 - I also added notes about translations in progress -

!!Please tell me if I missed something or inform us if you are working on another translation/romaji so we can add it here!!

Musumen.’s singles:

War Cry ~What’s Wrong with Pretending to Be an Idol?!~

Romaji & translation by clock08

Summer☆Venus ~Midsummer Idol~

Romaji & translation by clock08

Tasy Tasy * Fantasy ~I Want to Become an Idol~

Romaji & translation by clock08

Honey Bee

Romaji & translation by clock08

Rabbit Jump!!

Translation by clock08

Romaji by clock08

Chameleon Color

Romaji & translation by clock08

Scorching Heat! Onigashima DANJI

Romaji by sugarisdown

  • Translation by sugarisdown is in progress

Fresh! Dragon Palace RENBO

Romaji & translation by clock08

Landing! Moon’s surface ZENBU

  • Translation & romaji by sugarisdown is in progress

Trafficlight.’s “Dance Dance!!/ Traffic Jam”:

Dance Dance!!

Romaji by sugarisdown

Translation by sugarisdown

Romaji & translation by eri.

Traffic Jam

Romaji by sugarisdown

Romaji & translation by eri.

Talkin’ Body

Romaji by sugarisdown

Romaji & translation by eri.

Other Musumen.’s songs:

- These are from different albums/singles, I will sort them later - 


Romaji & translation by clock08

You’re the love

Translation by clock08

Selfish Dishonest Mind (Jikochuu Zurunou)

Romaji & translation by clock08

Our Territory (Bokura no Teritori)

Romaji & translation by sugarisdown

Large Snowflakes (Botanyuki)

Romaji & translation by meganemushroom

The Heart’s Demon (Kokoro no Akuma)

Romaji & translation by meganemushroom

Blue Moon

  • Translation by eri. is in progress


Romaji by musumen-romaji

Sorrow Photograph (Kanashimi Photograph)

Translation by awesomenarutouzumaki

Last Regret 

Romaji by musumen-romaji

Translation by nebulous-wanderings


Translation by nebulous-wanderings

Shiroi Fuku wo Kimi to

Romaji by musumen blog

(we will add new translations to the list when they appear)

(love y’all,