i am an overcomer

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not everyone
not y o u

together we’ll overcome
together we can’t be stopped

Chihokogate is overwhelmingly romantic; fight me

I’ve seen people describe the “Overcome Chihoko” story in a number of ways–Victor being Extra, crackfic, something written purely for laughs, and so forth. And yes, I think all of those things are true, to a certain extent, but I’m not sure we appreciate exactly how lovely of an instance of crackfic this is.

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These scars are my documentation of the mistakes I’ve made in trying to overcome them. I am both the things I’ve done to myself and the things done to me. Along these nerve endings, you will find a history of me.
—  Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You

In the end Damon and Elena lived out their lives together and at the end when they died they were together. Beyond that Elena finally reunited with her parents, Jenna, and John. Damon reunited with Stefan. This show started with a girl grieving her parents and a broken relationship between two brothers. This show ended in family reunions. I am just overcome with emotions. 

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Updated: August 5, 2017

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These scars are my documentation of the mistakes I’ve made in trying to overcome them. I am both the things I’ve done to myself and the things done to me. Along these nerve endings, you will find a history of me.
—  Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You
Just going to drop these extremely important duas to learn now

رَبَّنَا لاَ تُؤَاخِذْنَا إِن نَّسِينَا أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا رَبَّنَا وَلاَ تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَا إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِنَا رَبَّنَا وَلاَ تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لاَ طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِ وَاعْفُ عَنَّا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا أَنتَ مَوْلاَنَا فَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ

“Our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Maula (Patron, Supporter and Protector, etc.) and give us victory over the disbelieving people.”

 - Quran [2:286]

رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ

“Our Lord! Pour forth on us patience and make us victorious over the disbelieving people.”

-Quran [2:250]

رَبَّنَا لاَ تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ

“Our Lord! make not our hearts to deviate after Thou hast guided us aright, and grant us from Thee mercy; surely Thou art the most liberal Giver” 

- Quran [3:8]

وَمَا كَانَ قَوْلَهُمْ إِلاَّ أَن قَالُواْ ربَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَإِسْرَافَنَا فِي أَمْرِنَا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ

“O our Lord, forgive us our sins and our excesses in our affairs, and set our foothold firm, and help us against the disbelieving people”

- Quran [3:147]

لَّئِنْ أَنجَانَا مِنْ هَـذِهِ لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الشَّاكِرِينَ

“If He (our Lord) delivers from this, certainly we shall be of the thankful” 

- Quran [6: 63]

رَبَّنَا لاَ تَجْعَلْنَا مَعَ الْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ

“O our Lord, put us not together with the unjust people”

- Quran [7: 47]

رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَتَوَفَّنَا مُسْلِمِينَ

“O our Lord, pour out on us patience, and make us die as those who have submitted (to You).”

- Quran [7:126]

وَاكْتُبْ لَنَا فِي هَـذِهِ الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ إِنَّا هُدْنَـا إِلَيْكَ

“(O Lord) ordain for us good in this world and in the hereafter. Verily we turn to You alone.”

- Quran [7:156]

حَسْبِيَ اللّهُ لا إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَهُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ

“Suffices me Allah. There is no god save Him. On Him do I rely, and He is the Lord of the great ‘Arsh’ (the glorious throne of the mighty power).”

- Quran [9:129]

رَبَّنَا لاَ تَجْعَلْنَا فِتْنَةً لِّلْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ
وَنَجِّنَا بِرَحْمَتِكَ مِنَ الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ

“O our Lord, make us not a trial for the unjust people. And deliver us by Your mercy from the disbelieving people.”

- Quran [10:85-10:86]

تَوَفَّنِي مُسْلِمًا وَأَلْحِقْنِي بِالصَّالِحِينَ

“(O Lord) Let me die submitting to You (as a Muslim), and join me with the righteous.”

 - Quran [12: 101]

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً وَهَيِّئْ لَنَا مِنْ أَمْرِنَا رَشَدًا

“O our Lord, grant us mercy from You, and provide a right course for us in our affair.”

- Quran [18:10]

رَبِّ نَجِّنِي مِنَ الْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ

“O Lord, deliver me from the unjust people.”

- Quran [28: 21]

رَبِّ انصُرْنِي عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْمُفْسِدِينَ

“O Lord, help me against these mischievous people.”

- Quran [29:30]

رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَا أَنزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيرٌ

“My Lord, indeed I am, for whatever good You would send down to me, in need.”

- Quran [28:24]

رَبَّهُ أَنِّي مَغْلُوبٌ فَانتَصِرْ

“(O Lord), verily I am overcome (by those people), so give help.“

- Quran [54:10]

Last Chapter Update

Whoo. My week has been packed and I am very tired and ouchy. I also just spent the last hour and a half doing some major Home organizing and crunched  some numbers according to my plot outline:

There are 57 drawings remaining; 27 of those are absolutely essential and must be included in the last chapter. I just counted my drawings and I have 30 (almost 31!) finished.

Which brings us back to my original claim back in August that the last chapter would have 60 drawings (31+27 = close enough). The drawings that aren’t essential would be adorable and funny, but I think I will have to omit them since… Since I don’t want to post the last chapter in 2021.

Soooooo according to my calculations, since it takes me about 4 days (14-24 solid hours) to complete one drawing, it will take me 108 days to finish the last essential 27…. AKA, 3.5 months. Factoring in family dinners and other distractions, I’ll round up to four months. So…

New estimate: Chapter 18 will be posted in late June.

A few have already started proclaiming their disapproval/lost interest due to the time I’ve spent already. I really want you, my beautiful and kind readers, to know that it pains me dearly to delay the last chapter as long as I am, but I’m adamant about ending Home right. These drawings are very warm, colorful and detailed, and it will wrap up everything in the best, fuzziest, happiest way.

Thank you for your endless patience ♥

people always talk about how quickly time passes during happy moments, but no one tells you how robbed of time you feel when you’re shrouded in darkness. how time tricks you into feeling transfixed at a single point while it sneakily keeps moving forward without you. how quickly the seconds turn to hours, hours into years. always moving so quickly that you cannot even fathom catching up.

for those who understand, I pray that you are able to get done the tasks you need to do so that you can sleep peacefully, rather than feeling regretful and promising yourself to do those things first thing the next morning. I pray that it gets easier to do things and that someday you feel like you have something to show for all the time passed.

but most importantly I pray that you remember that your life has worth even if you are unable to do the things you need to do, and if you don’t have anything tangible to show for the lost time, know that you still are growing no matter how stagnant you may feel. and in case you haven’t heard this I need you to know this: you matter

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God Don’t Leave Me (Sana Bakkoush)

“You’re a good person.”

by Briony / red-jamie