huuuuuugs!

I worked as a lifeguard at a pool in southwest Virginia that hosts some of the largest swim meets in the state. It draws in people from as far as NOVA, VA beach, and sometimes South Carolina during inter-state meets, and every where in between. During one such inter-state meet, a very starry-eyed ten year old approached my stand during a break between warm-ups. I asked her if she needed help with something and she just turned to stare amazedly toward the wall. She took in a breath and said in the most awe-struck voice, “The windows here are huuuuuuge.” before looking back to me with those same eyes and her jaw dropped. “Are they all like this around here?” I explained to her that no, the building was just fairly new and the designer wanted natural lighting so that it would be pretty. She continued to stare before looking contemplative. “I could stack four or five whole elephants in front of those windows and see all of them,” she frowned, “the windows at my pool are only big enough to see a baby elephant.” and then walked away. I do not know whether or not this child has seen any windows that stretch four stories before, but I am delighted that she uses elephants as a visual aid for the comparison of heights.

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Some particulars from my snapchat, chronicling the EPIC FUCKING DND GAME OF TONIGHT

Including this boss-ass diorama that @edwardinkhands, aka the world’s best DM, created, and the MOST TRAGICAL END TO A DRAGON-DAD, EVER.

RIP, Thaddeus, my (character’s) step-daddeus, aka Markender the Traitor, aka the meddler of the realm, aka the best foster-dragon-dad to both dragon and dad, ever in the realm of ebberon.

You’ll be missed, pops!

anonymous asked:

Eh, hi, just wanted to say that besides doing amazing stuff, you're really great at being a contagiously, brightly glowing human being, y'know? I mean, I've been in bit of a bad place longer I'd like to, at the time I found your blog I just had started to get my head out of it; I had to run some errands today and thought I couldn't deal with it, but then I thought I'd just try smiling wide like TT, and like, it was all fine. So instead of asking for a hug, I'd like to give you a big one. Thanks.

this is the only photo where there’s nothing drawn on it. the rest’s gonna be in the post

*tries to stay awake* I can finally say…My last prompt for the Lapidot Anniversary week is DONE ! It’s 2 AM, but …IT WAS WORTH IT. NOW LET’S BEGIN.

Now you’re probably wondering…

What the heck is this.

 I had another idea involving a selfie, but it was also involving asking my ex-roommate. Since I’m blue and he’s green it would have been easy…But he would have probably refused  and…well he doesn’t live here anymore. So I gave up huehue

Now lemme explain. I have a HUGE mineral collection and an awful lot of pets.

As you can see, i have several peridots and lapises (and it’s not even all of them- you’ll see later). And I…also have a small cinnamon rat called Steven - well, actually, Mordecai, but Steven is his other name cause I didn’t wanna choose-

“I think he saw me !!!”

He LOVES stealing my gemstones, especially my bracelets. I often takes photos of him with them (I also have a Sans with a aquamarine on his head buuut not for today). So I decided, for the Photo prompt, to take photos of him and make our favorite nerds interact with him.

/!\ THE SIZES ARE GONNA BE VERY INCONSISTANT AND I’M SORRY BUT I WAS TOO TIRED TO PAY ATTENTION /!\

I think Lapis is taking some…advantage of the situation…

And yes. Yes. He legit tried to eat the peridot. I had to take it because he wanted to flee with it.

Seems Peridot actually trust Rat Steven…

I first wanted to make stuff as detailed as this one but I had no time. So some of them are totally sketchy.

…Wait. I didn’t finish. I…didn’t introduce my mice !! 8D

Out of 5 mice. I have three females.

One day, I just showed the biggest one to my friends. A big, orange mouse, with a mark across her face. Since I showed her, all my friends calls her Jasper (she’s also a brute…so it’s actually perfect haha). Aaand.

The same hapenned to the two other mice.

Yes.

I have two mice nicknamed “Lapis” (brown one) and “Peridot” (well..the one on the candle, also the smallest of the group). When I remembered this I immediatly took them out to take photos.

They’re extremely bonded (and I talk about all of them) but fun fact is that when I take one of these two out the other starts to follow hahaha.

THIS ONE IS MY FAVORITE LMAO

actually she’s just trying to steal food but it’s still fun and cute

Yes, food because it took me a lot of time to take these photos but also a lot of mozarella so they’d stop randomly walking around on my desk.

yes Lap also tried to eat this bracelet…like wow i know it kinda looks like candy but wtf

“wth are you looking at you clod”

“spotted lmao”

And that’s. All. I could have put more picture and more detailed stuff but as I said before, I had no time.

In case you were wondering, the small rock are gifts from someone who found them near a volcano. There’s olivine on them~

And I didn’t buy the candles on purpose. I bought the blue one last year (there’s also some yellow on it :3) and I received the lime green one for my birthday (like the small bracelet, the olivines and the small lapis) last april and weeell seems it was the perfect moment <3 The decoration stayed like this since the day I took the photo, I…just find it beautiful like this. I just wear the bracelets but the rest never changed :’)

Well. I’m glad I’ve been part of this awesome event ! This relationship needed to be celebrated, these dorks are amazing and this ship doesn’t deserve all the stupid hate (which is weird because it’s also the most popular ?…). You can try and convince me but I will never change my mind about them. Peridot always looked to have a huge crush on Lapis to me, she just…looks like me when I like someone too much like it’s so obvious it looks like it’s written on the face XD

Now, I just need to add something to this huuuuuuge post: I talked about a cross over I made before the event. I will post it tomorrow ! Cuz I don’t know where it is and now I’m just gonna faint. I just wanted to post the last prompt before throwing myself in my bed.

Also Lapidot rules /o/ (and boop @lapidot-anniversary-week and @jenhedgehog …or @luclipse85 ? idk - hope it’s still ok to post now)

here’s the thing about the whole Valentina deal, I am a Latinx and I feel represented by her and I fucking adore her because my country FINALLY is talking about drag queens thanks to her, you know how huuuuuuge is that for us? so yeah she IS a really big deal for us latinxs and I feel kinda down every time people here look down and make fun of her meanwhile reblogging things about how cruel are people with other queens. and with this I’m not justifying how disgusting are her stans, (because they are) but she has addressed that (see Trinity video), she is learning and the fact you still made fun of her even after that speaks volumes about what kind of person u are…. u can preach to respect other queens but at least be consistent about it….

so last night i was anxious about the hurricane and i drew a LIL

A LIL MOTH FRIEND for my buddy!!! and its a huuuuuuge huge stress relief lemme tell u so thats my plan and i encourage others to do it too to add LITTLE BUG BUDDIES whenever ur feeling anxious or sad or heck even when uR HAPPY!!!

Drawing cute little bugs is the goddamn cure

Since the dawn of time, ‘love’ has existed in different forms among species of all kinds,
Love is a feeling both inexplicable yet plausible at the same time,
But one thing we can all say for sure is that it is beautiful and can change a person’s life in a prodigious way,
But doesn’t all life deserve to come across this “change”, does a person have to have any qualifications in order to afford ‘love’?
You see, ‘love’ is blind, humans don’t fall in love for the enthralling outer appearances they may find in their partner (that’s what we trick ourselves into believing) but rather what’s in the inside, So, let’s not let gender/skin colour/religion/race defy us when it comes to finding the loves of our lives,
That is why in this month of June I wanna give my best regards to the beautiful human beings in the LGBTQ community,
‘thank you for always dreaming in colour and showing to the world that it can do much better than follow a stereotype from a book written 3500 years ago!’
( I know you guys might find this a little ironic considering the fact that I’m a huuuuuuge fubblegum shipper and that I would chose to ship fubblegum over bubbline at any given time but know that that wouldn’t change the views I have on the LGBTQ community in any way humanely possible ; )

Be loud, be proud and have the awesomest Pride2017 imaginable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

~fubbles, with lotsa luv😘😘😘😘!!!

. (And please repost!!💖💖)

anonymous asked:

hi bri! i noticed you've been learning jp and wanted to know if you're being tutored or if you're learning by yourself. if your self taught, if its okay with you, it'd be great to hear what has worked for you in this process! ty for your time <3

ah…i see someone has been reading my sub-N5 tweets :3333c yea i started learning so i could watch japanese theatre because no one subs productions and it’s hard to find info on them in english.

i’m teaching myself! it’s slow going but i really enjoy it. here’s what’s working for me so far:

dr. moku for hiranaga/katakana. it costs a little bit of money. there are obviously free ways to learn kana and it’s not that hard at all, but i 1. have a shitty memory and the mnemonics stuck with me 2. have my phone with me 100% of the time so it was easy for me to study them constantly. 

wanikani for kanji. costs more money. i got a lifetime subscription for $200 during a holiday sale. upsides: drills repetition into you and game-ifies the experience so you’re more inclined to “level up” and study hard. downsides: extremely picky with answers, bad with vocab, reviews pile up fast. still, it works for me. first 3 levels are free so try it out! i’ve heard if you use the code "CRAB YORI GATOR" you get 50% off. a free alternative is anki which i use more for vocab, but you have to be harder on yourself to study.

human japanese for all beginner needs. the full version costs like $20 but it is so thorough and easy to understand. it covers everything from kana to grammar to vocab. i’m still p early on so idk how deep it goes but for a dead beginner it’s great. tae kim is totally free but sort of hard for me to understand. imabi is also free and covers a huuuuuuge breadth of information, but is a bit too thorough for the level i’m at rn.

lang-8 for having natives check your japanese, and just making friends in general. i am…horribly shy about my ability to write in japanese so i rarely post here LOL, but it’s nice to talk to japanese people wanting to learn english and everyone is very forgiving of errors.

NHK easy news for reading practice! i also buy manga to practice reading too. anything with furigana…horf…i also follow a lot of japanese celebrities and artists to practice reading more casual stuff.

animelon for speaking/listening/everything practice. anime with japanese subs where you can look up individual words and quiz yourself afterwards. some of the subs are a little bit off, but other than that it’s been helpful for me to connect listening with reading.

the genki and nakama series of textbooks are great also. i have both and i haven’t finished either but they’re helpful.

when it comes to speaking practice idk im total shit haha. find a buddy i guess…people say to repeat native sentences and record yourself to work on your pronunciation which i haven’t done yet but makes sense to me. 

also prob the biggest thing i’ve run into that i would stress: kanji is not vocabulary. kanji is not vocabulary!! im at a point right now where if i read some material at my level, i can recognize most of the kanji and their readings but i don’t know what they mean in context. so…try your best to focus on vocab early on. that would be my #1 advice.

i hope!!!?! that helps!!!?! if anyone reading this is also learning and would like a practice buddy hit me up  ❤

I dreamt that I was Harley Quinn getting ready at my friend’s house. The Joker, whom apparently had a huuuuuuge obsession with Nickelodeon themed hentai, was on his way to get me. Which of course meant he was gonna kill everyone. I shut the door on my friend knowing full well she was being murdered but all my dream self cared about was “sequins or classic body suit?”