Hey Ria, in terms of deep, dark secrets, could you possibly tell us how you'd interpret the boys' Chiron asteroid (if you're versed in that) and how to best handle them with care? Please and thank you!
of course i can do that! chiron is a powerful asteroid that represents our “wounds” and insecurities, often due to childhood trauma and just bad experience in general. whatever house and signs it lies in reveals things that we feel aren’t good enough, or cause constant pain throughout life. it’s also associated with healing. once we heal our chiron wounds, we can help others who felt the same
anyways let’s look at the tea on bts:
jin - leo chiron in the sixth house
leo is the sign of the spotlight and center stage
he feels that his talents are constantly overlooked and unappreciated, especially in his work (6th house)
is constantly pushed to the back which causes him to doubt his self worth and abilities
“chiron in leo needs to find a way to touch their inner child and reawaken their creativity”
and i think he’s been doing that really well recently! he’s transformed a lot from the reserved, quiet guy he once was
yoongi - leo chiron in the 5th house
just like jin, a feeling of not being in the spotlight
(interesting that they both have leo chirons and are in a group that was disregarded heavily when they first debuted)
as a child, parental figures rejected his creative expression (5th house = creativity, music)
had to learn that it’s okay to be expressive, different, and not have to conform to others
can be a great role model to suppressed youth once he overcomes this
hoseok - virgo chiron in the 5th house
another chiron in the 5th, suppressed creative expression in childhood
virgo chiron is a big indicator of a perfectionist.
can lead to compulsive behaviors
struggles with anxiety, pressure, and stress
never feels good enough, especially in areas dealing with music and dance
needs to learn to accept imperfection, that it’s ok to not be perfect
namjoon - virgo chiron in the 10th house
another virgo chiron: a perfection, quite hard on himself
now with the 10th house, wounds and trauma come from his career, reputation, public image, and maybe the father
public rejection or humiliation has a long lasting effect on him
father may have rejected him or was overly strict or critical. never was good enough in his eyes
struggled with finding courage to follow his dreams, but once he did he became a prominent public figure who used his influence to help others find their place in the world
jimin - libra chiron in the 4th house
chiron in the 4th can mean many things but usually manifests in trauma related to the home, family, and youth
may have felt that he didn’t belong anywhere when he was younger
unstable home, parents are emotionally or physically absent
this can lead to him relying on others to provide a sense of security
libra chiron: trauma in relationships and love. may have experienced unrequited love, feels constantly betrayed and disappointed by others
this can create someone who seeks approval from others throughout life and is willing to sacrifice his happiness in order to gain it
but he’s graced with an amazing ability to provide for others and give people that feeling of acceptance he never felt
taehyung - libra chiron in the 10th house
you can kinda combine namjoon’s (10th house) and jimin’s (libra)
for him i think it manifested through feeling rejected by peers and society
i believe he mentioned being bullied or made fun of in school
however once he feels that he has gotten the recognition and level of success he’s dreamt of, he feels content
jungkook - libra/scorpio chiron in the 1st house
his chiron is 29 degrees in libra so it’s right on that libra-scorpio cusp so i’ll look at both
wounds and fear relating to love (libra) and sex (scorpio)
many failed relationships, depending too much on others
feeling powerless, scared of being taken advantage of
chiron in the 1st is quite a tricky placement
can be an indication of self hate and insecurity
highly critical of his appearance. trouble expressing himself
Today: Peppers and allspice, when to use each kind
Sunday is when Yeyé visits! Several people asked for more advice, and she was delighted to share her knowledge. Yeye’s health hasn’t been great, and she’s been feeling terribly bored since she can’t walk so much anymore. So getting the chance to write her spells and advice has given her a fun project to work on while she’s bedridden. Thank you all for taking interest! When she saw all those notes in the post of her advice she blushed and got all flustered. It was so cute. We’ll be doing a few weekly specials if it piques people’s interest. Tell us what you think!
So today Yeyé wanted to share with you how we use different kinds of pepper. In Argentina allspice is known as “Jamaican pepper”, so that’s why we’ll be talking about it. I hope you don’t find it too odd lol
I debated with myself whether I should adapt Yeyé’s advice, but I decided to let it as close as possible to her actual words because it would feel wrong to put words in her mouth. However, do remember she’s two/three generations older than most of us here. It means that her practices can sound a little bit archaic (for example for her witchcraft per se was always a women’s art, men are healers, not witches. Also for her “spirit” and “fairy” are synonyms). If you have any questions, we can clarify or provide more info as needed!
Let me translate what she said about peppercorns:
Pepper is a very powerful way to keep away everything we don’t like, to protect, and to spice life up. It’s very interesting, because at the same time it repels bad things, but brings in exciting ones. All kinds of peppers have these two different secrets. It depends on how we combine them with other ingredients what effect we’re gonna make stronger. Pepper keeps away the fairies because it makes them sneeze.
White pepper: is more spicy and stronger. You use white pepper when you want to kick something very bad very far away from your life. And if you want to bring adventure to a very boring life, you use this kind. White pepper protects from the worst dangers. If something really threatening comes, it’ll keep it away. Put a grain of white pepper in each corner of a room to keep Mandinga (an aspect of the devil or also a powerful evil fae in Argentinean folklore) away.
Black pepper: Is the most famous one, right? Green pepper is exactly the same thing. It’s good to banish and to attract things in moderation. Somebody hurt you but you think you’ll be ready to forgive one day? Keep them away for some time with black pepper. Also when your job is boring, a single black pepper grain in your suitcase will make it more exciting. If you’re looking for a new, more fun job, rub a grain against the edges of your curriculum without staining it. Grind black pepper on any kind of food to make yourself stronger and more interesting (that’s a glamour advice, people).
Allspice: this is a very soft kind, and it helps to keep away things that didn’t mean to hurt us but did by accident. For example if you have a fight with your sister, allspice will not let it happen again, but it will not kick her out of your life forever. If you want good spirits to enter your house but bad ones to keep away, you can put allspice in a jar near the window. Bad spirits will munch on it, and since it’s spicy they will run, but good ones are more thoughtful and will only smell it and they can pass. If you are making chocolate cake for the fairies, putting some ground allspice on top of it makes so the bad ones can’t steal it but the good ones can eat.
Pink pepper: this one is the spiciest one. Very hot. You have to be careful or it’ll burn your tongue. Pink pepper is good to keep away bad love. If there is a boy who wants to be your boyfriend and you don’t like him, you keep a grain of pink pepper in your pocket when he comes to talk to you to chase him away. But pink pepper also is really good for when you and your husband are having too much routine and want to change things.
If you want to make a mix of peppers that will keep your life safe but interesting, you can do it like this:
-One part pink pepper
-One part allspice
-Two parts white pepper
-Two parts green pepper
-Five parts black pepper
[She pauses] The parts… should be SMALL.
So that’s about it on pepper. Let us know in the comments or captions if there’s any specific topic you would like to ask Yeyé about next week (I can’t keep track of all the tags, sorry :/ ). We hope this was useful, and she sends a lot of love to all of you! She’s really happy you guys take her advice to heart, and I personally thank all of you for making her feel so loved and welcomed.
@caramelstroopwafel and i started off talking about touch activated quirks meta (specifically Uraraka’s) and
Meant both jokingly and literally, Shigaraki has a very tragic existence
i high-five you, oops, that wasn’t supposed to happen, sorry
shigs staring soulfully @ his hands: “can i disintegrate my own existence”
*perpetual teacup pinky* I’m not nervous I’m classy
ALTERNATIVE: I’m not dangerous I’m classy
i can’t be a hero. do u kno how bad for business it’d be if i tried to save someone and accidentally disintegrated their clothes? or them?? or the support of a building, accidentally killing hundreds of innocents???? i kno my limits fam if i’m gonna end up doing bad things i’m at least gonna do it willingly fuck u
SOLUTION: never use any finger other than your middle fingers. “… why are you flipping me off - “ “i’m not! i’m being careful. haha when you have a quirk as dangerous as mine you just gotta be careful.”
(dies in video game) SHIT (accidentally disintegrates gameboy) … shit
*lying on the ground sobbing next to a pile of dust* my tacos…
shigaraki, carefully holding an EUfootball up w/ 3 fingers: soccer is good. i have more than ‘it’ll die’ as a reason for not using my hands. i just think it’s neat.
did u kno it’s really hard to choke someone without using all ur fingers
When Yang jumped at Adam to save Blake, did any of us actually sit there and go “wow, she’d only do that for Blake.”?
No, we didn’t. There was never any doubt that Yang would do that for the rest of her team. So seeing Yang jump in front of a giant Grimm to save Ruby doesn’t diminish what Yang did for Blake.
It doesn’t take away from that moment. It only enhances just how much Yang cares about people. Stop cutting down an amazing character just so you can pretend you have ammunition in your silly shipping war.
My feet barely touched the ground as I ran through The Barrens. The sticky heat was making it harder for me to keep going. The only motivation I had was Henry Bowers and his lackeys. They had cornered me outside the library. Henry was trying to get me to tell him where Ben was so he could go and ‘kick his head in’ and I had spat on him and made a run for it.
“COME BACK HERE YOU LITTLE BITCH!” I heard Henry bellow from behind me, “YOU CAN’T RUN FOREVER!” “EAT SHIT HENRY!” I screamed back, not daring to turn around in fear I’d stop running
My lungs were burning and I could use a hit of Eddie’s aspirator, but I could see the bridge and I decided to keep running until I got there. I almost made it too, if it wasn’t for someone grabbing my ponytail and yanking me back. I stopped dead in my tracks. He’d got me.
“I told you,” Henry growled, breathing heavily, “That you couldn’t run. Now, how’s about you tell me where that fat fuck Ben is hiding?”
You knew that Ben was hiding out at the cinema with Eddie and Richie, but you weren’t going to tell him that.
“I’m not going to tell you, asshole, so why don’t you go and fuck yourself.”
Henry was still gripping my hair, but with his free hand he reached back and smacked me straight across the face. I didn’t understand the true meaning of 'seeing stars’ until that moment. He did it with so much force that he knocked me over. He then brought his foot into my stomach causing me to scream in agony. I had never felt such a pain.
“Watch it fuckface. Next time I see you I’ll give you a whole lot worse. Now tell me where he is. This is your last chance.”
Despite the warm blood running down the side of my face I still had the sense not to tell him because now he was all riled up, and Ben would get a hell of a lot worse than me.
“He-he’s in the children’s library.” I stuttered “That’s all you needed to tell me.”
And with that, he ran off back towards the library. I guessed that when he got to the library and realised that I’d lied to him, Henry would come and find me with a brand new, much worse attitude and I baseball bat. Slowly, I stood up, wobbling on my feet. My head was pounding and I knew that at some point fairly soon I was going to throw up. There was only one place I could think of going, and that was to Stan’s. I began walking.
I knew that voice anywhere. And I was in The Barrens. Alone. Near the bridge. I cursed myself and the situation I was in, but the one thing I would not do was show my fear.
“Y/N! Don’t ignore me. I bought you some candy floss! It’s your favourite but your mother doesn’t let you eat it because she says it will rot your teeth. If you come with me you can have as much as you want!”
I saw It on the other side of the stream. It would probably only take It seven seconds or so to get to me. It had its hideous suit with orange pom poms on of course, but it wasn’t human. It was a swarm of moths and insects that were shaped like a body, held together by the suit. A dirty great swarm of my greatest fear, flapping around, ready to land on me and eat me like they do clothes in the closet. I wanted to scream but I had no voice. It was like ice was coursing through my veins, going straight to my heart. I could hear them flapping their ugly, brown wings and their little legs rubbing together as they flew. Moths. I hated them.
Before they got any closer I turned and ran, back the way I came and towards Stan’s neighbourhood. As I hauled myself through the long grass I forgot about the pain that Henry caused me and thought about the cluster of insects behind me and how it would feel to be trapped in the middle of them. It would be hot and musty and dark. They’d be all over my skin, flapping their wings. They’d be in my hair and on my face, in my mouth going down my throat. I was sick as I ran. Considering what was at my heels and the fact I couldn’t hold it in any longer, I didn’t have another choice.
I was out! I had made it. But I didn’t dare stop running. Not until I got to the Uris’ front door. Stan opened the door smiling, but that was soon gone when he saw the sight of me.
“Y/N?! What happened to you?! Come inside!”
I immediately felt better when I went in. It was like everything bad was left outside the front door. Stan took me upstairs to the bathroom and we sat on the edge of the bath while he dabbed at my bloody face with a damp washcloth.
“What happened to you?” “Well,” I let a tear run down my face which didn’t go unnoticed, “Henry wanted to know where Ben was and I wouldn’t tell him, so I spat on him and ran to The Barrens with him not far behind. I almost got away but he grabbed me and smacked me across the face so hard that I fell over. Then he kicked me in the stomach.” “Oh, Y/N-” “And then I saw It. It was standing on the other side of the stream but I was a massive swarm of-” “Moths?” Stan knew my biggest fear and I knew his “Yeah. And I didn’t stop running until I got here, to you.” Stan looked horrified and angry at the same time. “I hate Henry Bowers so much. Look what he’s done to you. And It. We need to tell Bill about this tomorrow.” “Why not now?” “Because you need to rest, that’s why Y/N. Now, wait right here while I go and get you some clean clothes. How about a shower?” “Stan, I wouldn’t want to impose on you-” “Nonsense. Let me do this for you, please.” “Okay.”
Stan went to get me some clothes and while he did, I thought about how I had narrowly escaped with my life today. Twice. Stan came back in with some of his underwear and one of his t-shirts. I knew it was going to be massive on me.
“How about you take a bath, and I’ll make us something to eat?” “Stan,” I smiled, “You really don’t need to do all of this for me. I can just go home.” “Let me do this for you. I want to, and I need to know that you’re okay.” “Thanks, Stan.”
So Stan Uris ran me a bath and went to make us something to eat. As I eased myself into the hot water, I wondered how the hell I was in this situation. An hour ago I was reading in the library and now I was taking a bath at Stan Uris’ house because I almost got killed twice. It was times like these that made me fucking hate Derry.
When I got out of the bath twenty minutes later the water was murky with dry blood and dirt. I slipped into what Stan had left me and brushed through my wet hair with the comb in the vanity. Stan’s parents definitely weren’t home. As it still hurt to walk, I made my way down to the kitchen slowly and sat at the table. Stan turned around and smiled.
“Are you feeling better? I’ve got some aspirin here. You should take a couple once you’ve eaten.” “Thank you so much for all this, Stan.” “Of course.” Stan put a bowl of steaming soup and toasted soldiers in front of me along with a glass of milk. He sat across from me and watched me eat with a concerned look on his face. When I was finished he took both of my hands in his. I was surprised, to say the least.
Stan cleared his throat. “I don’t know if this is a good time, but when will it ever be if not now? I’m just going to come out and say it, but for a while now I’ve liked you as a lot more than a friend. I’ve been slowly falling in love with you, and I know there’s a lot going on right now, but I think that if you feel the same way, nothing else should matter.”
I was stunned. I knew for a while now that I had felt differently towards Stan than I had with any of the others, but I never would have thought that he felt the same way.
“Me too, Stan. Me too. I think we need to be there for each other now more than ever. Just like now.”
I let go of Stan’s hands and went around to his side of the table. I pulled him up so he was standing and kissed him lightly on the lips. We were both smiling. I couldn’t wait to tell Bev that I’d just had my first kiss with Stan, but most importantly, I couldn’t wait to go forward, knowing that whatever happened to us all in the months to come, Stanley Uris would always be standing right next to me.
tmi in this Chili’s tonight but i’m so relieved that my relationship w/ s*x has slowly and painstakingly went from “i Have to do this otherwise the other person will lose interest in me and i Have to be useful to them in general otherwise i have no real worth especially wrt to our relationship” to “i Can do this bc i want to and want to share that w/ someone and it feels good”.. it’s shaky and still easy to slip back into the old mindset but like.. i’ve realized how bad that is for me and go to lengths to. not feel/think like that
The apartment was decked in all of the holiday spirit. Lights on every surface, sloppy snowflakes cut and taped on the windows, stockings hung with care and construction paper and cotton ball snowmen on the walls. The tree itself was modest in girth, but laden with ornaments, all kinds of handmade, hot glue gunned and glitter bespeckled entities.
Where is a good start to finding out your type, would you recommend taking a test then reading about the type you got or what are similar to that type. Should you start with functions first or start off understanding each function? The main question, how do you understand each function and how can it contribute to you in the real world?
If you’ve already taken the test, yes, read up on that type. If it fits, stop looking. If it doesn’t, read up on the similar types to see if one of them resonates better. Over-thinking is something you do not want to do, it only adds confusion.
Also, acknowledge that type is not going to explain everything you do / think / believe / want out of life, so don’t bother wondering if, “If I don’t do ____, does that mean I’m not a ____?” No, it doesn’t. Brain function, not behavior.
If you’re a total newbie, start with broad generalizations of types and then start learning about the functions. Too much function stuff at the start, especially if it’s not explained well / is too vague / generalizing will only confuse you.
Once you figure out which functions you use, you will ‘understand’ them. If you’re honest with yourself, you should be able to figure out fairly soon which functions are prominent because they are automatic and ‘drive’ you. But it takes the right cognitive function description to make you say YES, YES!! Once you know what a function does, and realize you have it, you’ll start noticing what it’s doing in your stack. (For example: ESFP. Te: “Oh, THAT’s why I feel such a desire to have something to show for my time… and why I set myself deadlines and goals even though I struggle to make them… and why I get frustrated when people want to just discuss and not SOLVE THE PROBLEM!”)
Once you know ‘em, you can start to ‘work on ‘em.’ You can find out: this is how healthy Se looks. Do I have healthy Se? Nope. Okay, so then I start doing THIS with it, instead of THAT, to make it healthier.
Se/Ni: opportunistic and good at pushing self / others to try new things in pursuit of a singular desired future (vs: unhealthy: reckless, never finishes anything, only thinks about today).
Ni/Se: uses futuristic impressions and insights to guide oneself toward having the motivation to make their dreams real and learns to ‘check’ impressions with evidence (vs: unhealthy: lives in fantasies and idealism with no motivation to move forward / make anything happen and/or avoids forward motion).
Ne/Si: maintains an optimistic attitude toward the future with confidence they can change direction mid-stream in pursuit of new, better ideas as they present themselves (vs: unhealthy: pessimistic, scattered, and reluctant to try new things or finish anything).
Si/Ne: meticulously collects detailed information to construct bigger, better ideas and see them through with a positive outlook toward change (vs: unhealthy: rigid refusal to try new things and/or adapt as the world shifts forward, holds on to old resentments and bad habits, and dismisses anything abstract as ‘too weird’).
Fe/Ti: makes objective judgments based on sound reasoning and uses people skills to bond others in a common goal to finish projects and accomplish tasks, while feeling comfortable sharing their emotions and resolving conflict (vs: unhealthy: manipulation of others and/or excessively judgmental attitudes, bullying behavior and venting without caring whether others are comfortable with your feelings or not).
Ti/Fe: seeks logical consistency and precision in self-expression, in order to explain their perspective so that it can benefit or educate others, with the desire of overall social betterment (vs: unhealthy: relentless criticism of everyone and everything, needless nitpicking and corrections, sometimes aimed at making others feel stupid or inferior).
Te/Fi: makes factual assessments and can organize the external world and oneself to accomplish personal goals or to achieve desired tangible results (emphasis on ‘doing’ rather than ‘analyzing’) that align with one’s deeper values and interests in life (vs: unhealthy: aggressive controlling techniques and/or steamrolling over others to accomplish tasks, using factual knowledge to shame or intimidate, and seeking success at the cost of personal relationships).
Fi/Te: allows their sense of fairness and deeply held beliefs to
guide them as they make tangible plans to achieve literal results and make
their desires a reality while respecting others’ independence / right to be
themselves (vs: unhealthy: doing or saying whatever they want, regardless of
how hurtful it can be to others, having rigid, intolerant moral judgments / refusing to associate with others with different values, and no ability to follow through on getting what
they want from life).
Hi love! So I read this somewhere and it gave me an idea for a prompt. Basically after Mulder says yes to IVF, he goes back and wonders why him. He knows that Scully finds him reckless, stubborn, he himself knows he is an asshole sometimes (esp. to S). So maybe he goes back to confront her about her choice of why him and S explains. I think this also comes from M's reaction to compliments (remember Piper Maru?) I know you have tons to write but whenever the inspiration strikes :) - Detour Anon
You always have such wonderful prompts for me! I’m not sure I did this one justice. I tried my best. Set right after Mulder leaves Scully’s apartment in Per Manum.
Mulder can’t quite keep the
grin off this face. Neither can he keep his eyes on the road. Or his
concentration in check. A baby. He and Scully are going to try and have a baby.
Not in the most traditional way, mind you. But when have they ever been
traditional? Behind him a car blows the horn; Mulder didn’t notice the traffic
light had changed from red to green. He puts his foot on the gas pedal, hopes
that his mental autopilot directs him towards the Hoover Building and not into
A tiny human that’s half
her and half him. Mulder has never seriously considered having children. It
came up once when he and Diana were married. She was late and while they waited
for the results, they used the tediously long minutes to speak about What If.
Mulder didn’t want a child even if he never said the exact words to her. Not
then, not with Diana. The negative result was the beginning of the end anyway.
Though these days he knows it never should have started in the first place.
There is no doubt in
Mulder’s mind that Scully will be a wonderful mother. In his mind, the baby is
a small boy, who won’t have to compete with the hazy memory of Emily, a sister
he’ll never meet. He’s got floppy hair, a reddish brown; the color of maple
leaves in late fall. He’ll ask all the important questions with his big eyes:
as big as saucers, as blue as the clearest ocean. Mulder loses himself in his
daydream, in the idea of her child. Hers. Except it’s not going be just her.
The poor kid, boy or girl, might end up with his nose. A car passes him by, the
driver gesturing angrily through the window. Another traffic light he’s not
paid attention to, Mulder realizes.
His thoughts turn darker,
change direction and his smile fades. Be careful, Mulder. Don’t jump on that
train, Mulder. Don’t eat the evidence, Mulder. What if this potential
child turns out just like him? Not listening to what he’s told, always
convinced he knows better. Stubborn as a mule (though he’d never admit it to
anyone). Reckless with his life and the feelings of others. Mulder sighs.
Scully thinks everything through; whether it’s about which salad she should
order, what clothes to wear or who to father her child. But then why him? So
overwhelmed by her request, he did not even think about the Why. Once again
he’d jumped right in. After she asked him, after she told him to think about
it, he made his decision before she even left his apartment. The words had
tickled his throat and only the expression on her face had stopped him. Think
about it, she told him, tell me in a few days. That was Friday. Today, on
Sunday, he could no longer keep quiet. Once or twice he wondered what she’d do
about work. Whether or not she wanted him around for any of what would come
after conception. None of his thoughts were as vivid as his dreams about the
small child, pudgy arms and legs, squealing in delight, begging to be held.
There was never a question as to what his answer would be.
Mulder’s car comes to a
stop. So much for his autopilot: he is back at Scully’s place. Work can wait,
he decides. It’s Sunday, after all.
is surprised to see him back. “Please don’t tell me you changed your mind.
I just called Dr. Parenti.”
“No! No, I didn’t
change my mind. I was just wondering if you really thought this through?”
No gentle preamble; he needs to know and he needs to know now.
“No, that’s not what I
- can I come in? I’m not sure your neighbors need to hear this.” She lets
him in, crosses her arms in front of her. Mulder can’t blame her. This time she
doesn’t ask if she can take his coat. Sweat breaks out on his forehead,
trickles down his back and makes his shirt stick to him.
“So you did change
“No, I didn’t but Scully…
why me?” Her eyes grow big, soften.
“Why you?” He
nods, waits for her answer.
“I’m not exactly a price,
am I? You could choose anyone, Scully. Some handsome genius with impeccable
manners and perfect genes. Why not choose that guy?“
Mulder.” He does as he’s told, her tone not giving him any other choice.
She sits in front of him on her coffee table. She puts her hands on his thighs,
their heads close together as if she’s about to share a secret with him.
“If you’d said no, I’m
not sure I would have gone through with it. When Dr. Parenti asked me about a
possible father… there was only you, Mulder. You were my first thought.”
motions for him to be quiet. He bites his lip hard, nods. Scully is the
reasonable one in this partnership. How does she not see his faults?
Mulder. You’re caring.”
He adds with a sheepish smile.
“You are,” Scully
agrees with a matching expression, “but you’re stubborn in a good way. You
never gave up on me, Mulder. Not when I was missing and not when I was in
Antarctica. You never give up.” He’d go anywhere for Scully. If someone
hid her away on the moon, he’d find her there, too. But her eyes tell him she
is not done yet; must sense his remaining doubts.
“You have a beautiful
mind,” she puts a finger against his forehead, “I love how your mind
works. Well, most of the time. Your communications skills could use some
“But Scully-” her
fingers moves down from his forehead, touches his nose and lands on his
“I’m not done yet.
You’re so open, Mulder. I know that your inclination to believe in just about
anything drives me crazy sometimes. But it’s one of your greatest
"You really think
that?” Scully nods.
“You infuriate me
constantly, Mulder. But that doesn’t change the fact that I think you’re a
wonderful man. The only man I can imagine myself doing this with.” There
is something more she wants to say, he thinks. Her cheeks flush in a soft pink
and he wonders if she considered telling him he’d make a great father. They’re
not ready for that conversation just yet, though, and they both know it.
“I’m not too ugly
either?” He grins at her, tries to take the seriousness out of their
“Did I answer your
question, Mulder?” Scully’s hands are back on his thighs. Her face is
still close. He could easily close the distance and kiss her, but they’re not
quite ready for that step either. Soon, her eyes seem to tell him, and he nods,
answers two questions; the one she asked and the one she didn’t.
“I should really go back
to the office now.” Disappointment washes over her face and he regrets
saying it. Before he can take it back though, she’s already gotten up; the
moment is gone.
“Thank you again,
Mulder. Dr. Parenti will call you with the details soon.” Back to
business. Mulder gets up, too, sweaty and spent. He wants to hug Scully again
just to feel her close, but doesn’t.
“See you tomorrow? At
work?” Scully nods, gives him one last, tiny smile.
you at work.” Mulder leaves with a stomach full of butterflies and a mind
full of images of their precious baby boy. Soon.
Before we start I want all of you to know that you, indeed, are beautiful. Social standards might make you feel like utter shit, it’s how the world functions. We all have flaws and imperfections but that’s what makes us who we are. You’re beautiful even though I’ve never seen you, inside and out. That’s a promise.
If you’re looking at it as a whole, the relationships between BTS and MC are platonic; though you can look at it individually. Without further ado:
You’re never one to wear too much makeup, sometimes opting to wear none at all.
People might have been used to how you look, though you weren’t bothered with not receiving compliments too often.
Of course, the only exception are the boys.
They’ll make sure to compliment you at least two times a day!
But, really, you do the same for them.
Seokjin likes to feign defeat around you, often exclaiming how your beauty easily outshines his whole existence. You’d say that it’s rather too extra of him to do so, though he would never stop so—usually his dramatic words are accompanied with his body draping over yours or him clutching his own heart.
Sometimes you won’t believing him, concluding that it was all a joke and act as usual, and when he notices this it’s ensued that he’d reassure you, proclaiming that, yes, you are beautiful—both your image and soul.
Yoongi isn’t one to voice his thoughts about beauty and facial features. Really, the man would rather not step foot in that lane, though he acknowledges how pretty you are, smiling to himself whenever others would mention your looks.
You don’t need his words because him caring about you is enough as a stand alone to make you feel like the most special being in the universe let alone pretty.
Hoseok is a bit of a tease, really. He has creases from permanently smiling and laughing so much, perfectly hand in hand with that mischief in his eyes; it’s the result of constantly teasing the others and you—specifically how (Y/n) is just so pretty, prettier than worldwide handsome!
He’d say that it’s worth it in the end, despite having an outraged Jin at his tail; and, hey, he made you smile and laugh.
Namjoon would be the kind similar to Yoongi; never directly remarking what he sees and thinks. Of course, that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t acknowledge your looks, though he isn’t exactly a materialist.
Once he might have expressed his thoughts, albeit he fumbled with his words, “(Y/n), yes, I think you’re really pretty but I don’t, uh, want you thinking that it’s the only reason we’re friends? God, no, please don’t think of me as that asshole, please—”
Jimin will use every single opportunity to remind you of how beautiful you are, and he’d use the excuse of missing you so much. You’d catch his drift and end up complimenting him back, and you swear that he made it a challenge then which resulted in an everlasting war between you two.
But he won’t back down. Ever. He wants to have the last word. Unfortunately for witnesses you’re just as stubborn.
Taehyung might be chill about it. It’s a given that he, too, is a little teasing shit much like his Hoseok-hyung but he knows how to be cool about it. He’s the type of person to value things in life, to just say it as innocently as possible with best intent in mind, of course.
Though, for one reason or another I see him comparing your beauty to other things in the cheesiest way possible, “you truly outshine every star that twinkles,” and the boy deadpans this, doesn’t even bat an eyelash because he definitely means it.
Jungkook would be on the same page as Jimin, ultimately wanting to provide and not having anything in return from you, though he might be a bit aggressive with it considering how competitive he is.
Then again, imagine the nerves he had to bundle up to actually express anything close to emotion due to how shy this little bunny is. Though, once he gets rolling he ain’t stopping until his kill streak is satisfying enough for him(I’m a video game nerd, don’t hold it against me).
The boys would really want to make you feel loved and a part of their family, that’s a given with how kind and amazing they are.
hey!! do you have any tips for people who want to get into concept art/character design? i really want to get better at this and i really enjoy the way most of your designs are. thank you!’
hi! yeah, honestly what you should do is
look at character designs that inspire you. im usually inspired by a lot of video game concept art- dragon age and overwatch are excellent examples and inspirations!
think about what youre designing. is it for a comic/animation? will someone have to draw this in bulk? how do you make something simple still visually striking? on the opposite spectrum, is it a video game where it might be modeled once and can afford to have a variety of fun details? the medium changes the restrictions of the design!
think about functionality. make sure you know how the character is wearing the things they are wearing! know how the complex items you make are meant to work!
also use references for everything! like if youre designing a watch- really look at a watch. that way you can look at that watch and go , okay, ill draw this watch, but maybe the screen and buttons could be different shapes. maybe there can be stripes where the buckle is. approach everything that charaacter is wearing with the same weight! its all about analysis and study!! good luck <3
Can you give me tips and activities to get closer to God?
Oh boy, I’m certain everybody and their mama has asked this question and there’s a lot of answers floating around the internet hahaha Classic Bible story of being closer/coming back to God is in Luke 15:11-24, definitely read it!
1. Meet with God before anyone else As soon as you wake up, pray and thank God for today or read a devotion. Anything, just make Him first in your day.
2. Get into the Bible every day / Do a Bible study If you want to know God better there’s no better way then to read the Bible! You can do Book studies, Topical studies, Character studies, Saturation study (where you think about one piece of scripture over and over in your mind) or Word studies (when you take a specific word in the Bible and discover every single way that it is used throughout the Old and/or New Testaments.)
3. Have a prayer journal / Prayer wall Write out your prayer requests and record the answers as they come. By writing out these types of things, you will not only be more keenly aware of how God is working in and around your life, but you will become a person who is able to give thanks in all circumstances. And during hard times you’ll be able to remember where God has worked in your life.
4. Get your eyes off yourself When we are focused on our own self—our problems, our issues, our worries, our fears—we forget to look at God. We need to keep the eyes of our heart on God. His abundance. His presence. ame His attributes and look up verses that remind us of who He is. Speak them aloud. Write them down. Declare their truth over yourself, etc. (Psalm 91:1-4)
5. Repent regularly / Self-examine yourself regularly Ask Him to show you how your heart is struggling. Be specific. Don’t hold back. God loves us the way we are but He loves us too much to stay that way, He wants to be more like Jesus. “Test yourselves to make sure you are solid in the faith. Don’t drift along taking everything for granted. Give yourselves regular checkups. You need firsthand evidence, not mere hearsay, that Jesus Christ is in you. Test it out. If you fail the test, do something about it.“ - 2 Corinthians 13:5 (MSG)
“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts, and see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” - Psalm 139: 23-24
6. Listen to worship music When we are stuck—when our mind knows that God is close, but our heart struggles to believe it and move toward Him, it can help to listen to music that opens up our heart to Him. I have a link to my Spotify on my blog with playlists for different occasions which I find to really help.They are songs that help my heart be receptive to the Holy Spirit.
Can we take a min to praise us shippers? If you were to ask me a bit ago if we'd all be here to enjoy Print Shop I wouldn't know what my answer would be. I know for sure that mag article would have dampened things a few months back. Now it's already forgotten bc in spite of being bullied/trampled on we have come to fan how we want to fan. We've enjoyed PS to the fullest not only bc of SC doing phenom but bc of our community we have built here where we can enjoy together. Thankful for this group.
THIS!! I can’t believe so many of us were willing to walk away from Jamie and Claire and from each other just because of the ridiculous fuckery. I’m so glad we all stuck around and that we’re stronger than ever. I wouldn’t change us for the world 💗
Your colors are so pretty????¿ how do you get such a cohesive dark palette??
it’s all about values. if your work has the correct values, the lighting and color choices don’t matter because it’s going to look good no matter what. if you’re on photoshop, a neat trick i use constantly is:
CTRL+Y while you’re painting to quickly turn your drawing into faux grayscale (that means you can see it in black and white but your actual work is still in color. if you colorpick something while in this mode, it’s gonna have the actual color of your work, instead of giving you a shade of gray)
if it looks good, if every part of your work looks interesting just like it did in color, keep going. if you notice something’s falling flat, like everything’s meshing together and you can’t really tell what is what, then make your dark areas darker, and your light areas lighter. don’t be afraid to go darker, it’s usually what makes all the difference to bring back the balance. if you still can’t tell if the values are good enough, zoom all the way out, until you’re looking at a thumbnail-sized version of what you’re working on. can you still tell there’s depth without the details? good. is everything one big lump of flat weirdness? darken your dark areas (or introduce them), and lighten your peaks
i’m not sure if the other painting programs have this, but you can also sort of make it work by occassionally turning the saturation all the way down. it’s not as accurate as actual grayscale, but it’s close enough so you can check if your work is going flat
seen you in what it seems like forever, but maybe that was because you’ve made
a huge effort on avoiding him. He could not pinpoint the moment when you went
from a-little-more-than-just-friends to you completely shutting him off your
life. He doesn’t blame you, he knew he was a dick and he deserves the cold
shoulder you are giving him, but he hadn’t realized how much he needed you
until you weren’t there.
where do you release your subbed episodes (specifically when s2 releases) also, how soon will the subs be up after episode premieres
1) To be revealed in the next 5 days.
2) Normally it can take 15+ hours, however due to the fact none of us can get time off work / school to sub the episodes, releases shall be slightly delayed. The fact it is 6 episodes at once can be a lot of pressure for us, with some of us having to deal with English and French dub releases at the same time. We will try our best, but there will always be that one anon who cannot wait till the weekend when we have time to finish ensuring the episode is subbed to the highest standard we can do in such a short period of time :)