i drink a lot of wine

Just some more

We graduated OT today. 9 months guys. I was in the intense period of deciding to adopt when we started this. She’s come so far. And I’ve come so far too at helping her regulate and accepting her needs. We were a part of an awesome program and her OT needs remain, but i can help her with them.

A dear friend who lives two hours away is coming over tonight to hang out with me and drink wine after bedtime, then she’ll crash at our house.

But before that we have pizza night at my favorite brewery with some other great (childless friends who babysit lots!) friends.

AND I finished a beast of a report at work!

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Favorite moments from Drunk History with Impractical Jokers Q and Sal.

I’m starting to realize that maybe messy relationships are better. Not forever, but for now. Because yeah, there are a lot of plans cancelled last minute and screaming matches at midnight but there are also a lot of spontaneous weekend road trips and drinking wine on the fire escape in the middle of the night. I get why stability is desirable but I don’t want to know what to expect. Sometimes I want a ‘come outside’ text at 3am more than I want a planned dinner together after work. This might be because I get bored easily but it’s also because I don’t know what I want and whenever I think I’ve figured it out, it changes. And someone who’s constantly changing needs a love that reflects that.
pagan holiday guide 2017

hello friends!!! some of you may know me as a pagan (originally wiccan but decided that wasn’t the path for me so now just a pantheistic pagan). there’s lots of pagan holidays so any excuse for a party right?? here are the ones this year and what they’re all about and how to celebrate them!

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i was talking to @evenandsana and something that would be so wonderful would be if…vilde were to live at sana’s place for a while

there are signs that are leading us to believe that things aren’t going too well at home for vilde, signs that have been there since season one. she can’t ever host meetings or parties at her place because of her mom, and she’s more than once mentioned these “wine tasting parties” which i think, sadly, might be what she calls nights during which her mom drinks a lot 

and what if at some point things get bad to the point where she can’t hide it so well anymore, and sana notices. and she finds out the truth, how particularly bad it’s been in the past couple of days, and sana…invites her home. and vilde ends up staying with the bakkoushs for some time and it’s such a healing and learning experience for her? 

because she’s made insensitive and ignorant comments and she’s been called out but we’re still, in season 4, getting the feeling that she hasn’t fully learned? but when she spends so much time with sana in her home, that’s when she finally learns and sees. because she sees sana pray, she sees the conversations she has with her mother. and being exposed to all of that in a place that actually feels like a home (something she hasn’t felt in such a long time now), in a place that feels good and safe makes her want to truly listen and learn, and that’s when she finally has these eye-opening moments, at last 

and i think it would be a good idea because we know we’re not going to get a vilde season, but this would give us the opportunity to spend more time with her and see her open up and talk about her struggles, and finally see her be truthful, and at the same time, since this is sana’s season and it’s a season that’s meant to teach the viewers more about islam, we’d see vilde, a non-muslim with a lot of misconceptions about islam, learn more about it through sana

V drunk going through my photos….again…..and I just have to stop and I, like…. this is my current sexuality, ok

Lost In Your Arms - COMPLETE

Title: Lost In Your Arms (Tales of the Special Branch series, book 1 of 3)
Author: Femmequixotic
Final Word Count: 257,686
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: Oh so fucking NC-17, babes. Like 60K of his has to be sex. I mean it.
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Pansy Parkinson, Harry Potter, Blaise Zabini
Summary:  Three months after their brief encounter, Draco has almost forgotten about Potter–or so he tells himself. Then a Dark wizard shows up on the Auror radar and all hell breaks loose. Draco will have to choose between everything he holds dear–everything he’s worked so hard for–and a few stolen moments of passion with a certain green-eyed Inspector, once his sworn enemy and now something rather different entirely. He’ll make the right choice, won’t he? Who is he kidding? He’ll ruin everything, as per usual. Bad choices and the name Malfoy go hand in hand. (Prequel is here, ~15K.)


Well, folks, here it is. I’ve just posted the very last chapter of Lost In Your Arms, all 44K of it, and the novel’s now marked complete. You can read chapter ten here or (for those of you who I know were waiting until it was no longer a WIP) start from chapter one.

At 257,686 words, this story is officially longer than Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which clocks in at 257,045 words and is the longest book in the HP series. (So you can’t say this fic’s too long to read–you’ve all read that book, I know, LOL. *side eyes everyone*) I really can’t believe it turned out this long; when I first planned it, I thought it might be 120K at most. Shows you how much I know. GOD HELP ME I STILL HAVE TWO MORE BOOKS TO WRITE IN THIS SERIES. WTF.  I HAVE OUT JKR’ED JKR WHEN IT COMES TO WORD COUNT. IN 10 WEEKS. I CAN’T EVEN. *breathes into paper bag*

ANYHOO.

This has been a wild ride for the past ten weeks. There were times I wasn’t certain I’d make my weekly deadline, but I did, and I have to give huge thank yous to @noeeon and sassy_cissa for being there with me on this journey and providing advice, sympathy, prodding, plotting, and editing along the way. They are my rocks, and this story wouldn’t have been finished without them.

I also want to say thank you to those of you who’ve been reading along with me. Your love of this story and your wonderful, beautiful, amazing comments have sustained and supported me along the way, and I can’t tell you how incredibly happy each one of you has made me. Your thoughtfulness and insight kept me going during difficult writing moments and influenced this story more than you might think. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for coming along on this ride with me. I hope you’ll join me on the next one. I’m throwing myself into starting chapter one of book two tomorrow. \0/ After I go drink a lot of wine tonight. Because DAMN GIRL that’s a lot of words for 10 weeks.

Which reminds me. LIYA is only book one of three planned for this series. I know. I’ve obviously gone round the twist. But I love these boys and I love Pansy and I love Blaise, and it’s making me wicked happy to write their stories. This is the team of my heart. More than I can even articulate. I fell back in love with them all writing this story, and I plan to be here with them for a little wihle longer.

The next installment will start posting on Saturday, June 3. You can follow me here on Tumblr for updates or subscribe to the series on AO3Let’s face it. It’ll probably be long too, lolz.

dating ross butler | (would include)

Originally posted by kevinkeller

request

- being shorter than him even in heels

- “your such a bfg”

- hugs on hugs on hugs, he literally would give the warmest hugs

- you’d borrow -steal- his clothes like 24/7

- “is that my shirt?” “um well yes it it- also no longer yours

- lots of snuggling

- everywhere

- pda, so much god damn pda

- visiting him on set

- did i mention cuddles?

- constantly touching his hair

- you’d run your fingers through it when your snuggled up with him at night

- asking -begging- to let you braid it

- “no baby” “pleeeeeeassseee”

- him giving into you every time because he’s so inlove with you

- him being the first to say i love you

- make out sessions in his trailer

- cuddles in bed because he’s just a giant teddy bear

- inside jokes

- banter

- meeting the cast

- coachella with ross, the 13rw cast & the riverdale gang

- riding his shoulder during halsey

- piggy backs everywhere because you’re lazy

- ross trying to drag you to the gym

- “c'mon baby it’ll be fun”

- dancing in his kitchen

- going out to premieres always as his date

- ross always gushing about you even in interviews

- being his princess & number one fan

- binge watching 13RW with him on the couch, wine and junk food at hand

- crying because the shows triggering with your mental illness’

- “don’t cry baby, i love you”

- snuggles for comfort

- more banter

- “so zach is literally reggie but with more screentime”

- laughing so hard you nearly pee

- tickle fights

- road trips

- both of you singing -badly- at the top of your lungs

- catching him trying to get of guard photos of you

- “stopppppp!!!”

- lots of innuendo’s and constant teasing -especially in public-

- long distance when he’s working

- midnight text, because he’s -always- thinking about you

- protective ross

- especially when your out drinking and other guys try and flirt with you

- butt grabbing

- flirty in public almost always

- goofing off when it’s just you two

- being woken up by his dog in the mornings

- arguing over silly things but making up shortly after

- make outs

- make up sex

- trying to impress you

- “i bet you can’t actually do the spoon thing”

- him proving you wrong

- “yeah you’re forgiven”

- sarcasm 24/7

- forehead kisses

- his cologne all over your clothes and apartment

- movies nights

- going to sporting games

- wearing his teams colours

- “holy fuck you look so right now”

- blushing -constantly- whenever your around him

- being hopelessly in love

- dating a real life cinnamon roll

“Flat out” -h.s. Part 2

Part 1

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Waking up the morning of your birthday, you tried to keep your nerves in check. You expected pancakes and coffee in the least, but nothing too fancy. Instead, you found a quiet flat thanks to a very still asleep Harry. You didn’t blame him for that though, considering you had a pretty early class anyway. Who would want to get up at 6:30am willingly? 

So you made your own coffee and dressed for school. You wouldn’t be on campus much today anyway, but more in the courthouse. Your professor was working a case, a very high profile case, and you had been asked to be his consulting student. You were very excited about it, but due to the nature of the case and the amount of thugs you were sure you’d encounter, you’d yet to tell Harry about it. He could get protective of this kind of thing, and you didn’t want to have to worry about his feelings and the case at the same time. 

Harry was still asleep when you left, smoothing out your dress as you heels clicked down the hall on the way to the elevator. You’d get a ‘Happy Birthday’ text, you were sure. That at the very least. 

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Everdeen Vineyards

happy valentine’s day, just barely! here’s a little drabble that wouldn’t leave me, hope you enjoy <3


“Have you had a chance to look at the menu yet?” Katniss asked the back of the man’s head, her eyes already scanning the room to make note of the new patrons she still needed to greet. A steady flow of customers through the tasting room was keeping her busy–not that she was complaining. Not much, anyway.

The man turned around, and she snapped her gaze back to him, a polite smile fixing itself to her lips. “Not yet, I’m afraid.” He smiled, and her expression froze as she got a look at his face for the first time. “Hey, Katniss.”

It took an embarrassingly long moment for the synapses in her brain to fire, and her smile slipped. “Oh–Peeta?” Why she phrased it like a question, she didn’t know. Of course, it was Peeta. She’d recognize that face, with those blue eyes and that sweet smile, anywhere. She just hadn’t expected to see it here. “Oh my god–what–I mean, hi. Wow.”

He laughed slightly, and she felt herself blushing. She shook her head, forcing a laugh too. “I’m sorry. How are you?” she asked awkwardly. She wasn’t entirely sure of the protocol for greeting an old high school classmate who’d existed mainly on the periphery of her acquaintances. The last time she’d seen him was graduation 10 years ago.

“I’m good,” he said, sliding his hands into his pants pockets. “I just wanted to check this place out. I, ah, saw your post about it on Facebook.” He looked sheepish when he said that, and she blinked. She wasn’t sure how to feel about that–the fact that he could, and did, apparently, read her posts on Facebook. She’d accepted his friend request years ago in college without much thought; they weren’t friends or anything, but she’d received numerous requests from people she barely knew from high school over the years, so it hadn’t seemed too strange. Some–actually, probably most requests–she’d declined. She hadn’t seen the harm in adding him, though. She didn’t know him well, but Peeta Mellark was nice. Funny. Popular. College wrestling champion two years in a row, or something like that–not that she was keeping tabs. He’d regularly show up in her feed over the years, even though they never interacted.

Since she barely used Facebook these days, it just didn’t occur to her he would ever see anything from her.

“Right, of course,” she said with a dazed laugh. “That was the point. Um, thanks for coming. That’s–that’s really nice of you.” She folded her arms over her chest, feeling uncomfortable and not sure what to do with her hands. They were trembling slightly.

Peeta pressed his lips into a small smile, his eyes darting around as he surveyed the room, the people milling around them. “This place looks incredible.”

She wondered if she was ever going to stop blushing at this point. “Thank you. I mean, most of the groundwork was already laid.” She took a deep breath, not wanting to launch into that story. If he’d seen her post, then he’d already learned of her efforts to revitalize her family’s old vineyard, which had been in disrepair since her father’s death more than a decade ago. “Let me get you a menu.”

He nodded while she grabbed a paper menu from a nearby table, holding it out for him. “We do glasses and bottles of the wines listed here, but we also offer a tasting where you can sample seven of our wines. If you haven’t been here before, I recommend that.” She stopped herself and laughed, shaking her head. “Which, of course you haven’t. This weekend is the grand reopening. I just mean–that’s probably what you want to do.”

His eyes flicked up to her from the menu, a wide smile spreading across his face. “Yeah, that sounds good. I’ll do that. Thank you.”

“Sure. Just find a seat outside if you’d like, and I’ll bring the wine to you,” she said with a vague gesture toward the patio, already turning away to scurry to the bar. She needed a moment to compose herself, inexplicably rattled.

It was just…Peeta. Mellark. Here. To see her. Or rather, to see her vineyard, but it was her vineyard. And he’d come because she’d made a post on Facebook proudly announcing the reopening of Everdeen Vineyards, after three years of planning and toiling and fermenting wines until they were just right.

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Something About Valentines

Well, it took rewriting and tampering with 4 different ideas to finally get to this one. It’s a bit different from the usual Valentine’s stuff I see… but,  I hope you guys like it! All the love, and a very Happy Valentines Day from me to you! x 



Agreeing to spend Valentines day with Harry, your best friend, was something you were happy to do. It had been weeks since you two had had a proper sit down and hangout anyhow, turning to desperate measures like  quick meet ups and late night texting to accommodate to both of your busy schedules.  It was especially when you nor him had a special someone to spend it with. 

A night in at your place with a stack of movies, some wine, and Harry’s cuddles was the best Valentine’s you could have asked for. If you were being honest with yourself, though, you’d prefer spending a day with Harry over anyone else. There was something about the him- yes, he was the charismatic and charming boy that appeared in magazines and tv screens across the world but, he had always been your Harry. The Harry who had gotten you drunk for the first time in highschool, the Harry who had sung for years and years obnoxiously into your ear (although you’d never admit to him that you actually loved it), the Harry who had chased his dreams quickly and attained them, but most of all- he was the Harry who never forgot you, the one who always had time for his best friend even if he was half way across the world. He may have grown into a big star, but he was still the same dork  who would stick straws into his mouth at dinner and act like a walrus to you. He was the Harry who made you feel safe, and loved, and important. 

You had always loved Harry, and you always would. You weren’t quite sure when that love had developed into something more. When you started to wish that his forehead kisses would linger just a moment more, or when you had wished he wouldn’t tuck you into the guest bedroom after you had fallen asleep on his couch but cuddle up with you there, or when you wished he would just stay put in London for a bit longer not just because you missed him, but because selfishly put, you needed him. You weren’t sure when you had fallen in love with him, but you knew you were. 

“Can you..?” You mumble, circling your empty wine glass in the air with a frown as you stare at the bottle which is on the other end of your coffee table.

“S’tha’  really a good idea, love?” Harry pipes up from across the couch. 

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Boost your Spanish with Spanish common expressions

Here you have a list of Spanish expressions with their literal translation, the example and the explanation. Some of them are quite funny. I’m from Spain, so I’ve listed expressions we use in informal situations here. If you know more expressions, feel free to add them (and there are, I just didn’t want to add a lot)!

  • tener/haber ____ para parar un tren (to have, there’s ____ to stop a train). meaning: to have a lot of the same thing, it doesn’t have to be an object. example: tengo hambre para parar un tren (i’m so hungry that it could stop a train) - hay agua para parar un tren (there’s water to stop a train)
  • ¡_____ muerto, abono pa’ mi huerto! (dead _____, fertiliser for my vegetable patch!). Used to talk about how the fact that a type of person is dead is actually positive. example: ¡fascista muerto, abono pa’ mi huerto! (dead fascist, fertiliser for my vegetable patch!)
  • ser de la acera de enfrente/ser de la otra acera (to be from the other pavement. english: to play for the other team). Used to say that someone is not straight. example: amiga 1: sergio es guapísimo amigo 2: pues es de la acera de enfrente (friend 1: sergio is really handsome friend 2: he’s actually from the other pavement)
  • estar a dos velas (to be at two candles). Two meanings: you don’t have money (broke, basically) or you haven’t had sex in a while. example 1: se quedó sin trabajo y ahora está a dos velas (he lost his job and now he’s broke/at two candles). example 2: Andrea rompió con su novia y ahora está a dos velas (Andrea broke up with her girlfriend and now she’s at two candles)
  • ser la leche (to be the milk). Used to say that something/someone is really cool. example: ¡ese libro es la leche! (that book is the milk!)
  • estar hecho un Cristo (to have been made a Christ). Used when someone has been beaten or something has been destroyed, leaving them in a poor condition. example: ¿has visto a Andrés? está hecho un Cristo (have you seen Andrés? he’s been made a Christ). You can also say ir hecho un Ecce Homo (to go around like an Ecce Homo), especially when someone’s clothes are a disaster.
  • hacerse el sueco (to do the Swedish). I’ve talked about this one before. Used when someone ignores something they have to do. Basically you pretend that you don’t understand what you’re being told, ignoring the message. example: no te hagas el sueco y paga tu parte de la cena (don’t do the Swedish and pay your part of the dinner)
  • donde dije Digo digo Diego (where i said “I say” i say “Diego”). This is playing with really similar words. Basically, used when someone says something that they had said they wouldn’t do. example: el político dijo que no prohibiría el aborto, pero, ya sabes, donde dije Digo digo Diego (the politician said that he wouldn’t ban abortion but, you know, where I said “I say” I say “Diego”)
  • apaga y vámonos (switch it off and let’s go). 2 uses: Used when something is over and you have to leave or used when someone says something really stupid. example 1: apaga y vámonos, la fiesta se ha acabado (switch it off and let’s go, the party is over). example 2: persona 1: yo creo que la tauromaquia no debería prohibirse. persona 2 a persona 3: apaga y vámonos (person 1: i think that bullfighting shouldn’t be banned. person 2 to person 3: switch it off and let’s go)
  • con la iglesia nos hemos topado (we’ve bumped into the church). Used when you have an idea that is not accepted in a conservative environment. Also used when you want to do something but a higher power doesn’t let you do it. example 1: siempre hemos apoyado ideas progresistas, pero nuestros padres no. con la iglesia nos hemos topado (we’ve always supported liberal ideas, but our parents don’t. we’ve bumped into the church) example 2: querían salir antes de clase, pero el profesor no les dejó. con la iglesia se han topado (they wanted to get out of school earlier, but the teacher didn’t let them. they’ve bumped into the church).
  • hablando del Papa de Roma (talking about the Pope of Rome). Used when you’re talking about someone and that person appears. example: amigo 1 a amigo 2: ¿has visto a Julia? julia: *entra* amigo 1: hablando del Papa de Roma… (friend 1 to friend 2: have you seen Julia? julia: *comes in* friend 1: talking about the Pope of Rome…
  • estar en la luna de Valencia (to be on Valencia’s moon). Used when someone is daydreaming. example: ¡Juan, estás en la luna de Valencia! Baja y atiende. (Juan, you’re in Valencia’s moon! Get down and pay attention)
  • hace un frío de los cojones (to be cold like bollocks). Used when it’s very cold. example: fuimos al centro y hacía un frío de cojones: we went to the centre and it was cold like bollocks (cold as fuck, basically). I’ll do a post about expressions with bollocks because there’re SO MANY.
  • Dios los cría y ellos se juntan (God breeds them and they join). Used to talk about a group of people with similar characteristics that end up meeting each other and having a really strong friendship. example: los idiotas son así, Dios les cría y ellos se juntan (Idiots are like that, God breeds them and they join)
  • ¡Jesús! (Jesus!). The Spanish “Bless you!”. Used when someone snorts. You can also use “¡Salud!”.
  • quien se fue a Sevilla perdió su silla (the one who went to Seville lost his chair). Used when you sit on a chair previously used by someone else. example: 1: ¡eh, yo estaba sentado ahí! 2: quien se fue a Sevilla perdió su silla (1: hey, i was sitting there! 2: the one who went to Seville lost his chair)
  • ponerse las botas (to put the boots on). Used when you eat/drink a lot. example: nos estamos poniendo las botas a vino (we’re putting the boots on wine).
  • tener un morro que te lo pisas (to have such a huge lip that you step on it). Used when someone is really lucky. example: a alba le han subido el suelo, tiene un morro que se lo pisa (alba has had her wage increased, she has such a huge lip that she steps on it).
  • a palo seco (in a dry stick). Used when you someone eats something without a sauce or dressing. example: se comió la carne a palo seco (he ate the meat in a dry stick).
  • costar un ojo de la cara (to cost an eye of the face). This one exists in Italian too! Used when something is really expensive. example: me iba a comprar un portátil, pero cuesta un ojo de la cara (i was going to buy a laptop, but it costs an eye of the face).

Sweeter Than Wine

by Anonymous

 Walking up, the bass still pounding loudly in his ears, he furrowed his brow in confusion as he noticed one lone figure still sitting at the bar. Almost every other person in the club had fled to the dance floor, but here was someone that obviously hadn’t been caught up in Louis’ spell.
Confused, Louis thought perhaps this muggle was just so determined to get drunk that his spell couldn’t penetrate.
“You must really need a drink tonight, mate,” Louis said, his tone biting as he slid up next to the stranger and clapped him solidly on the back.
The sarcastic tone he displayed a second before must not have flustered the man, because he smiled widely, his cheek dimpling endearingly.
“I do, actually,” he said, gesturing to the stool next to him. “Why don’t you join me for one?”

When Wizard!Louis goes to a muggle club for a change of pace, his one night stand ends up being much more than he bargained for.

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anonymous asked:

YUCKYUCKYUCK WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO REMUS?? OMG HE LOOKS EVEN WORSE THAN PETER OMG STOP STPPPP PLEASE DONT DO IT AGAIN PLEASDEEEE MAKE US A FAVORRRRRRRRR !!!!@@!!!

(( OOC: Thank you for the feedback! Constructive criticism is always welcome on this blog. You clearly have a lot of passion for the hp rp community. Hey, why don’t you start rp-ing yourself? Then you could play Remus how you like, instead of expecting me to fulfil your ideal head canon for you? I think you’d do a great job.

Oh, and if you ever need any roleplaying tips, just ask. I’m an old hand at this now :) ))

thankful.

- to work a job where the kids (6th-12th graders) come running towards me to tackle-hug me after only a week of not seeing each other.

- for a best friend who wakes up after going to bed for the night to ask me about my date, and is so dedicated to our friendship that we share our google calendar’s with each other so we can support each other in our busyness.

- to go on a date with a man who seems… normal. he took me to a dimly lit, tucked-away wine bar where we got to listen to a new-to-me artist, drink really good wine at a small table, and we had to lean in close to hear each other while the musician played songs like this one.

- to be able to build relationships with so many kids at my job that some of them sprint across the parking lot from the school to my office in between classes to ask me to pray for them before they sprint back without missing a second of class.

- that i have people around me who support and encourage self-care.

- for the ability to be so dang aware of my body and how it works and what hurts and what doesn’t and to build it stronger.

- for a dad that i can trade book recommendations, new music, and health + fitness information with. what a gift.

- for a mom who doesn’t wait for me to ask for help or support when i need it most. she simply shows up and she’s ready to dive in.

- to be able to talk about how close i am with all of my brothers and know that it isn’t just luck that we’re like that; we put in the hard work to be and remain close to each other.

I HAVE to add on to the submission about ceramics- it’s such an amazing discipline, with such a LONG history. Ceramics has been around for literally thousands of years. And people still have the same traditions, use -if not the same- nearly the same glazes, the same clay bodies.

We talk about clay bodies as if they have their own personalities: porcelain is vain and finicky, high maintenance, but god when you’re good enough to really work with porcelain in can come out amazing.

And like. Yes, ceramics is a science: it’s chemistry and thermodynamics and geology and architecture and anatomy and a study in structural integrity all in one, but it is an art more than that. You can do every single step perfectly and you still don’t know what you’ll be looking at come time to crack open the kiln.

My first ceramics class, I was so frustrated because no one could tell me exactly what color any of the glazes would come out. Even the people who had been there for years would respond to my questions with a cheerful and cavalier ‘I don’t know! Try it and see what happens!’ Now that I’m on the other side of that conversation, I know that the uncertainty is part of the joy- you have to allow for change, allow for the unknown to creep in and collaborate with you, and keep meticulous notes so you can recreate it when awesome things happen.

Our recipes- which we guard jealously and give out only to close friends or for fair trade- are strange and illegible to the untrained eye, full of nothing but numbers and symbols for elements, and on the whole useless without the associated temperature charts.

And yet, the trained eye can look at a piece, and say: oh, there’s cobalt in this. Oh, this is a red clay- lots of iron. Oh, look at the colors- this is a celadon, a temmoku, a rutile, a shino. That’s a cone 6, 4, 10.


One night, two friends and I had a crystalline firing (different than a normal firing: you get the kiln up to temperature and then ‘bounce’ it: lower the temp, then spike it, 4 or 5 times, then let it hold for a while. Takes like 12 hours.)

We stayed in the studio overnight, and were up all night watching the kiln; talking and drinking and singing dirty songs, toasting 'Bacchus’ because we were all friends, drinking wine straight from the bottle, passed from hand to hand. Off and on, that whole night, we had clay in our hands, making news things even as we finished others, hoping against hope the colors, the crystals would come out.

For the last three hours, we were outside, right up next to the kiln-half our bodies freezing in the cold night, the other half sweating from the blaze of the kiln-watching the temperature rise and fall as we tapped on the gas gauge. We went to sleep as the sun rose.

That firing was the only one we stayed overnight for, and though we’ve had two more firings since, that was the only one that turned out.

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anonymous asked:

apologies if this sounds like a redundant question, or even stupid, but could you say why DIO posses nuance as a character? (NOT saying he hasn't, just want to see your own words and take on it)

np, it doesn’t sound redundant at all.  I probably mean this in several ways so I’ll try to be narrow here and just focus on one.

I guess for me part of it’s the way Araki writes Dio’s body language and Dio’s pacing.  Some of my favorite examples of that are the parts of Phantom Blood that the anime totally leaves out where Dio and George are talking, George taking Dio into his confidence and freely discussing stuff that Dio winds of using later on to terrible ends.  Like Dio’s expression after George tells him about Jonathan’s lonely childhood and deep friendship with Danny

or this one where Dio just sort of ends the conversation and walks off during their exchange about the stone mask and George is left with a “?” in a word bubble, like ‘what was that all about‘

Open-ended scenes like these where Araki communicates that there’s a lot going on in terms of Dio’s thoughts and plans … but none of it’s being said out loud.

Another example: the pacing in the scene between Dio and Vanilla Ice where Dio’s given all these nice pauses.  Dio casually drinking wine and all those speech-bubble ellipses in response to two pages worth of gore and Ice’s self-decapitation, Dio taking in this whole horrific thing with a totally blasé attitude

And I like that there’s a continuity to his Pt.1 and Pt.3 mannerisms.

It’s not accidental, it’s heavily implied that Dio both suggested and expected that Ice do this without his ever having to explicitly ask.

There’s other stuff too but I guess I just mean the fact that even though Dio’s known for being a flamboyant villain, the way he’s written and the way his gestures, actions and speech are paced, it’s a lot more nuanced and subtle. 

Investing in yourself as a Sugar Baby!

Taking care of your mind and body is important especially when you expect men to drop thousands of dollars on you every month for the pleasure of your company! Personally before even thinking about becoming a sugar baby this year, I’ve been taking care of myself for years because appearance is very important in my line of work. Keep in mind that I’m in my late 20s so some stuff you might not even need at this point since most of you are in your late teens or early 20s. Enjoy those years haha well I can’t complain, I have a baby face ;) So here is a list of things I’ve done or I will be starting this year that keeps me looking good and feeling awesome plus it makes for a hot SB:

  1. Manicure + pedicure - I do them professionally in a salon every 3weeks.
  2. Laser hair removal - I’m doing my whole bikini and underarms right now and will start my legs in the next year..shaving is a pain and too much work..laser is painful especially the whole bikini but worth it!
  3. Removing stretch marks - I will do laser for that when I move to LA because those stupid marks on my butt are a pain in the ass for my confidence sometimes..I have awesome 34DD natural breasts but my ass needs some perfecting to be at the same level lol
  4. Removing cellulite - I just finished a 10 weeks treatment with the Velashape 2 in a beauty clinic for my thighs and butt..I think it helped although I only had a low amount of cellulite and it’s still not perfect or all gone..I think I was expecting too much of a VS model’s perfect ass haha drinking water, exercising and eating healthy plus putting firming body cream (I use an expensive one from my clinic with 10% caffeine) everyday helps plus I’ll need to do maintenance treatments every year to maintain the results.
  5. Removing spider veins on legs - I started treatments this year, it helps but spider veins are a recurring issue for women especially with age so I will have to do maintenance treatments every year but it’s very good that I started young even if I didn’t have a lot but the ones behind my knees were bothering me a lot. I have very white skin so my veins show easily haha I need to tan more!
  6. Dermabrasion - I started dermabrasion aka removing dead skin on your face this year..I used to have bad acnee when I was young but now my skin is much better although I still get occasional pimples and don’t have perfect skin without makeup.
  7. Acnee creams recommended by my dermatologist that I apply every day or 2 days - I mostly only have some redness and occasional pimples but the products help for that and to make my pores less visible.
  8. Laser eye surgery - I wear contacts and I’m thinking of doing the laser surgery but I’m not sure since lots of people have horror stories so I’m still thinking about it but being free of glasses and contacts would be awesome..I’m just scared of surgeries and try to avoid them as much as possible.
  9. Spray Tan - I don’t want skin cancer so I prefer spray tan when I need to have a nice tan although the maintenance is a pain in the butt..I sometimes do tanning creams at home since I’m pretty good at applying it but that’s annoying to maintain also.
  10. Gym membership - I started going to the gym finally this year although I have always had a pretty athletic body but since I like to eat wtv I want and I’m getting older lol I need to watch out!!
  11. Personal trainer for the gym - I’m going to get one soon so I can learn what to do to target the issues I want to work on plus it’s good to have someone to motivate you since I’m lazy lol
  12. Martial arts or self defense classes - Personally I do martial arts because it’s for my line of work but also because I love to kick ass. I took some self defense classes years ago and it was amazing..I think every woman should do that especially sex workers and SBs..I actually need to brush up on those moves especially the ones when your assailant is on top of you.
  13. Hair and eyelash extensions - I need to get new hair extensions because the hair dresser messed them up when she cut them although I basically never wear them lol too lazy to put them on every time so I’ll look into other options soon and get a SD to pay for it and for eyelash extensions. Never tried that and want to see how it will look and feel.
  14. Makeup and hair tutorials or classes - I started watching more videos on youtube to learn more tricks especially with hair since I suck but I’m getting a lot better..I might get a future SD to pay a hairstylist to show me 5-10 ways to do my hair haha.
  15. Good hair products and makeup - Start investing in good products that don’t ruin your hair and face..When you can it’s good to invest in more expensive products when they are better quality and less chemicals.
  16. Keeping your body soft like a baby’s skin - I put cream every night on my body to keep my body all smooth and soft plus to keep my boobs, stomach, thighs and ass all firm..better to start young!
  17. Facial creams - Very important to keep your face moisturized plus eye cream is always good to start young..those SDs want a baby face not a face ruined by sun and age.
  18. Drinking lots of water - You need minimum 2 liters of water everyday..I basically only drink water..no coffee or soft drinks but juices on occasion and I do love wine when I go out.
  19. Eating healthy - I need to be more disciplined for that because I like to eat wtv I want although I do eat vegetables and fruits everyday.
  20. Be happy and confident - Keep yourself healthy mentally..those men pay for no drama..I actually tried hypnotherapy by curiosity this year..only did 4 sessions to work on my self-esteem and confidence and it was pretty interesting to realize how I bring myself down sometimes.
  21. Teeth are very important! Having a nice smile attracts people including SDs! - Keep your teeth clean and white..I do my teeth cleaning every 9 months now (instead of 12) plus I bought a whitening kit made for me from my dentist to use at home although my teeth are pretty white already. I had braces when I was young so I have perfect teeth..I wear my night retainer occasionally to keep them straight and perfect. 
  22. Massages and acupuncture - I did both this year and need to start doing massages every 2 weeks for my back lol I’ll get a SD to pay for that!
  23. Investing in a new wardrobe - Dressing the part is important and you need something to wear for all those awesome dates you will be going on! Get a SD or POT to take you shopping and choose classic pieces that you will be able to mix and match and pull off multiple outfits with. If you don’t have anyone to pay for it, take some of your money and start buying some nice pieces or even just adding an accessory to your outfit might make the difference. You don’t have to buy expensive brands (wait for a SD to do that for you), until then buy pieces that are good quality and in solid neutral colors. Go for classy not trashy!
  24. Reading more about current events, finances and how to invest money but also some of those self help books. Be aware of what is going on in the world. - I need to start doing this more because I personally don’t follow the news or politics (too depressing) plus I want to learn how to manage my money. It’s always good to be able to hold a conversation with a SD especially if you go to events with him! You want to be the whole package of looks, brains and personality!!
  25. Learning new skills is important in my opinion plus it keeps you busy and SDs will be impressed by your hobbies, interests and skills. - Personally I love reading, cooking (I want to take some classes to get even better), dancing (I took a lot of different dance classes but I want to learn the waltz and other more conservative dances for black tie events), learning new languages (I speak multiple languages and it always impresses people especially in the US for some reason), etc.. With my line of work, I like to acquire new skills as often as I can so I can add them to my CV and stand out..plus it’s fun!

Ok so I’m going to stop here because this post is freaking long lol I’ll add more if I think about something else but just remember that you are selling a product which is yourself and you need to stand out! Being a SB is not just about looking pretty..you have to be interesting too! I see a lot of SD’s profiles that mention personality and not just looks. So take care of yourself mentally and physically :) You got to invest in yourself (the product) to make money..that’s how marketing and business work and it’s the same with sugar dating! Pay your bills and then use some of that allowance on bettering yourself to catch an even bigger fish (or whale lol)!! Go get them girls! xoxo