i felt like this must be shared!

anonymous asked:

I feel like even in a modern setting Pantheon would wear his helmet, regardless of what else he was wearing. Day at the office? Suit, tie, and Greek aesthetic helmet. Out for a jog? White undershirt, basketball shoes, and helmet. Tinder profile pic, just the helmet. Out on a date, well polished helmet and whatever else he felt like wearing. Helmet.

//I did my share of Pantheon in modern clothes

Maybe I missed something, but I’m reasonably sure that getting married doesn’t mean you have to stop having friends… especially best friends. A partner should support you in having friendships outside of the relationship, and should understand that you will likely share with those friends aspects of yourself that they don’t get to see. The author seems to have other friends, even, so on some level she must understand this — but who are these people around her suggesting that a desire for close, intimate friendships is pathological? Leaning on your partner to be not only your partner but your best friend and, well, everything else, seems like you’re asking for an overwhelming amount of emotional labour. I was my ex’s best friend, and while yes, it felt vulnerable and intimate, sometimes it also felt like I was expected to be girlfriend, therapist, cheerleader, mother, and secretary all at once.

He’s now an ex, you may have noticed.
The Stars

I was 13 when I fell in love with the stars

I had lived in a town all my life

It wasn’t a big town, but there was still too much light to be able to see the night sky

When I moved out to the country I rode to our new house in the back of a truck

I was annoyed because the wind was harsh and my hair was everywhere

I looked up and I saw beauty. I saw how amazing it is when you’re away from everything

I was speechless. I could no longer feel the sting of the wind. I didn’t notice my hair was whipping around my face

All I felt was my heart both stopping and starting at the same time

My brother was sitting next to me and I tapped him on the shoulder and pointed skyward

Because moments like this don’t happen all the time. They must be shared when they do

I don’t believe that he fell in love the way I did but he did appreciate the beauty of the moment and that was enough

From then on I knew that they were an important piece of me. That I never wanted to lose them

I was 13 when I fell in love with the stars

i think a lot about how Paarthurnax and Alduin were brothers and comrades once.  how it must have felt for Paarthurnax to slowly begin questioning everything he thought he knew about the rightness of draconic rule, how painful it must have been for him to slowly and begrudgingly realize that Alduin was wrong

and how it must have felt for Alduin when Paarthurnax first stood up and said no, i’m not doing this anymore and left to join the human rebellion. what a betrayal that must have felt like, his own brother, a fellow child of Akatosh, turning on him

and then i think about Paarthurnax sitting on top of the Throat of the World for millennia because he knew Alduin would return, waiting for him, and then that moment when it happened, when they were face to face again for the first time in an eternity

and just these two ancient beings facing off from across the span of ages, a gulf thousands of deaths wide between them, and no hope of reconciliation but too much shared history to let it all slip away

Zu’u saraan fah hi, zeymah.  I waited for you, brother.

Hi mayz sahlo, Paarthurnax.  The years have not been kind to you, old friend.

anonymous asked:

Hi ! I was binge-reading Umbf again, listening to the songs and youtube prompted 'Say you love me' by Jessie Ware. IT RUINED ME. It really feels like what Victor must have been feeling, but also Yuri's mind, esp. in chap 12. I know you've said that the songs were already picked for all the skates and your taste is A+, yet somehow this really feels like one of the songs they could use to talk to the other with skating so I felt like sharing it with you. TLDR: I LOVE YOU AND YOUR FIC TYSM í ½ðŸ’—ðŸ’—

Heart’s getting torn from your mistakes

Is certainly very applicable to both of them!

talk dirty to me

“Oh, baby.”

Petra perked up, spreadsheets forgotten, as she heard Levi muttering. Their cubicles shared a flimsy wall and she could hear him clearly. 

“Mm. Yes…”

Stifling a giggle, Petra leaned closer to the divider. Levi was speaking in a low voice she had only heard him use when talking to Eren. 

“Look at that. Beautiful.”

He must be looking at pictures of Eren, Petra guessed.

“What I’ll do with you,” he groaned. 

Maybe he was talking to him on the phone?

“You’d like it too, yeah?”

He must be talking to him. Petra felt her face warm considerably at listening to something so intimate. It was probably weird for her to be listening. But she couldn’t actually not hear it, so… It wasn’t her fault. Not at all. Never mind that she could have just walked away until they were finished. 

“I’ll use you all day. Get you so filthy. And then clean you up nice after.”

Petra… didn’t quite know what to make of that. She was leaning far to the side, balancing precariously in her rolling chair, when she was startled by another voice. 

“Hey, Petra,” Eren said. 

She spun around, catching herself on the desk. “What? Um, hey. You’re here.”

“Why wouldn’t I be?”

Before Petra could respond, Levi’s voice cut in again.  

“And you’ll do such a good job for me, right? Yeah,” Levi gasped, “You’ll do it right.”

Petra held her breath. This could be so disastrous. And horrifyingly entertaining. 

Eren, eyebrows raised, stepped over to Levi’s cubicle. And laughed. “He’s online shopping,” he told her. “For cleaning supplies.” 

On Coping With Failure

Hi guys, long time no post 

I’m ending the academic year on a mostly positive note. But I found out I got a 68 on my final Chinese exam ever, the worst grade I have ever received in a subject I’m normally excellent in, my own major! I still have an A- in the class, but this was a blow to my ego. 

I cried, I felt like I was certifiably the worst, and worried I’d spiral back into depression But instead, I turned to great quotes for comfort. Let me share some with you, if you’re also a studyblr struggling to get back up again after being knocked down

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
― Truman Capote

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
― Maya Angelou

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again.”
― Henry Ford

“Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
― Samuel Beckett

“Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn’t work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach.”
― Roger Von Oech

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”
― Denis Waitley

“Because when you find something you love, you can’t quit. Every failure pushes you harder. It’s in your soul and in your fucking heart” 

― Becca Ritchie

“You make mistakes, mistakes don’t make you”
― Maxwell Maltz

“Failure? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.”
― Dottie Walters

“Have faith in your skills. Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”
― Suzy Kassem

“Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.”
― J.K. Rowling

can you imagine how bad declan must have felt when ronan dreamt matthew into reality but then you read the dream thieves and you see how much declan cares for matthew. we don’t have a declan pov, sadly, but he adores matthew as much as ronan does, they share a room at aglionby, they probably talk in the middle of the night, like

“dec, do you think they’d kick me out if i brought a kitten in the dorms”

declan thinks about that for a second -  suspecting the kitten is ALREADY in their room - then he concludes “you could convince the headmaster to give ronan straight As out of the goodness of his heart so probably not”

“so you’re giving me permission”

“would you listen if i told you not to bring it here?”


“i don’t get why ronan doesnt like you you’re the best”

declan cries internally but luckily matthew doesnt notice because the kitten starts meowing from under the bed and declan just sighs defeated.

“should i talk to the headmaster about ronan’s grades by the way?”

“no matthew i was kidding”



“good night dec”

“’night matt”

declan wakes up with the kitten peacefully sleeping on his stomach and matthew trying to take a picture. the picture shows declan horrified but still sleepy expression and its all blurry because matthew was trying not to laugh/run away and the kitten hissing

EXO’s Reaction to You Rejecting Their Confession Because You Have to Return to Your Home Country

Ughh, I simply hate long titles. Alas, I had no idea how to title this properly. xD

Anyway, here you go, little Anon! I hope you’re still keeping up with and enjoying my little bits of work here~♥

Baekhyun: would refuse to take you seriously, thinking that you must be messing with him because he already knew that you shared his feelings.

Chanyeol: would surprisingly be the most likely to shed tears over this situation, mostly because of the frustration he felt at life being so unfair to the two of you.

Chen: would be the most likely to come up with a comeback for every excuse you had, a charming smile on his face the whole time. Long distance? That’s what facetime/skype is for. Time difference? Bah, he didn’t need to sleep at night, anyway.

D.O: would accept your decision without any vocalized complaints, though he’d dislike himself for it. After you left, he’d become more distant that usual, contemplating whether or not he had made the right choice.

Kai: would be the type to let you go, if he thought it was what you truly wanted, but would throw himself into his work afterwards, easily overworking his tired body.

Kris: would be struck speechless, a rare occurrence with Kris. He would have never expected you to reject his feelings, especially with such faulty excuses. He would have thought there were plenty of ways around the distance issue between you.

Lay: would be the type to follow you to the airport, weaving and bopping between the crowds of people to reach you in time and try to get you to come around to the idea of staying with him, his emotions growing steadily more unstable as he goes.

Luhan: would be angry and frustrated. Not at you, simply at the problems facing the two of you. He’d try his best to convince you to stay by his side, but as someone who cares a lot for his family, he’d understand if you had to return home.

Sehun: would get super clingy, and wouldn’t be willing to allow you out of his arms. He’d know that you had feelings for him too, and didn’t want something as silly as distance to get in the way of it.

Suho: would be most likely to catch the next plane to your home country and follow you to surprise you, showing you the extent of his feelings. I don’t know, I just feel like Suho’s a serious romantic!

Tao: would get super emotional about the whole ordeal, confused as to why you didn’t think the two of you could work something out, even if you had to go back home.

Xiumin: would solemnly nod his head as you told him you couldn’t return his feelings, trying to pretend like he was okay with it all, even though it had clearly hit him hard.


Working in illustration

I was recently emailed by a high school student looking to work in the art industry in the future as an illustrator. She asked me some really insightful questions that I felt generated a lot of advice that I was willing to share. I decided to post these answers to the interview she sent me, in hopes that it might help others who are contemplating a creative career as well or working in the industry already.

1.    What characteristics must you possess for leaders in the industry to like you? Do you think these traits will continue to stay for the future generation?

Consistently perform well with every job you’re given. Strive to maintain high standards with your work no matter what the circumstances are. As a freelancer you will constantly be challenged with new assignments, each one with different criteria and requirements from the last. You will need to learn how to adapt quickly and think of creative solutions to each unique situation. Illustration often demands quick turnarounds so it is important to think fast and work efficiently. Your ability to problem solve with your own unique way of thinking is what will set you apart from others in the industry. Illustration is like having curve balls constantly thrown at you and being able to hit them back every single time. Not every of single one of them will result in a home run, but if you can consistently adapt to whatever you’re dealt with, clients will definitely be drawn to you.

Most importantly, in order to succeed as a financially stable illustrator you will require patience, tenacity and above all discipline. It is a very difficult career to get into and may take many years to become fully established. It is very easy to waver and give up especially during ‘dry spells’ or when watching your friends receive work while you might not be feeling any progress whatsoever. Stay positive no matter what. Never give be inclined to give up just because ‘things aren’t happening fast enough’. This is advice that has been constantly said time and time again so I definitely believe it has a place in the future as well. Yet despite it being mentioned to the point of it sounding cliché, it is actually very difficult to put into practice. Many people possess the talent but lack the resolve and discipline to transform their potential into a fully-fledged career.

2.    Are artists in high demand right now? What industry needs them the most?

Animation and gaming are always constantly looking for artists to join their creative teams. UI/UX design is also a job field that has opened up a huge demand for creative individuals in recent years. Art direction is another possible area to look into. Many illustrators who freelance may also turn to art direction as a career, transferring their experience from making art to using their knowledge to help produce it instead. Having experience in graphic design will be essential however if you are looking to pursue art direction. It is important to possess many skills to broaden not only your capabilities as an illustrator, but also the range of potential job markets you can enter. You will find that you will most likely have to draw your income from many different sources when working as a creative professional. Be proficient in as many design programs and mediums possible and it will definitely help improve your chances. Ultimately try to choose a field that you would like to work in that suits your interests. But if you are looking to find work soon and start earning money, then I would suggest that those areas are probably good places to explore.

3.    How do you see this artist demand changing for the next generation?

I believe there will always be a demand for illustration, however it will take shape in different forms and mediums in the future. Animated gifs and motion graphics are recent examples of how I see illustration starting to change. Currently the world of illustration feels drastically dependent on the world of editorial publication, as it is predominantly where most of our client base comes from. Print media is also trying to survive as the world is starting to evolve into   a paperless age. A lack in the budget to fund the publication will also leave less to spare when it comes to paying the artists. There are often times when illustrators will have to settle for less than desirable pay for the sake of not losing a job assignment. Hopefully this will change as magazines move to online publishing platforms leading to better working budgets and thus higher pay. It is also nice to see illustration being used in non-editorial environments such as Google with their occasional Doodle headers and I hope other companies will be encouraged to do the same.

I would love to see more outlets for where illustration can be used in the future and more importantly pay the wages it deserves. Disappointingly enough there are just too many incidents with clients who are unfamiliar with commissioning art, will also underestimate the amount of time and effort that is required to create the piece they are looking for. Clients that lack this kind of understanding will have high demands with unrealistic timeframes and offer very poor or inadequate compensation in return. I hope that if there is a rising demand for illustration, these gaps in understanding will hopefully be resolved by explaining to clients why we should be given the compensation that we respectfully deserve. The internet has encouraged too many audiences that intellectual property can easily be obtained for free and without permission, which devalues the creative industry altogether.

4.    How do you deal with rude clients or ones with contrasting ideas to your own?

Be patient and remain calm. Always maintain a professional attitude no matter what kind of client you’re dealing with. Take the time to think carefully before you respond. Responding to negative energy with more negative energy will only make the situation worse. Communicate your thoughts in a way that doesn’t ‘attack’ your client but also don’t shy away from standing your ground if the situation calls for it. Try to make an effort to see where the client is coming from. It may help you understand why they might be behaving so negatively towards your performance. Is it possible that your own ego might be making the job suffer? Reflect on yourself and see whether there are certain ideas you may be willing to let go in order to let the job run smoothly or if the client’s input may have some interesting points that are worth exploring. Try to keep an open mind and be flexible with the feedback you receive. The number one thing when working with any client regardless of their behaviour is reaching a compromise.

5.    How do you handle creativity blocks?

Start working! The longer period of non-action you take the more likely it will be difficult for you to exit it. Jog your block by introducing new material into your brain. Nowadays with the internet there is an infinite supply of images that can help stimulate your creativity. Whenever I start a project I often just go to Google Images or Pintrest and just look at whatever first comes to mind. By looking at images, usually I can build upon what I see and generate new ideas from new information. Try to let these ideas snowball and let little thoughts lead to new ideas that create new ideas and so forth. Always keep an open mind about where you can find inspiration.

6.    How do you handle multiple projects at once?

Keep a calendar! Good scheduling habits is something you should definitely get into. Always be aware of your timeline of upcoming deadlines and plan in advance. Again, illustration is all about how quickly you can adapt to any situation. Unforeseen circumstances happen all the time, like perhaps suddenly receiving a rush job that is due in a few hours for instance, but also be in the middle of a project that is already underway. Be aware of what you can realistically accomplish and avoid making too many promises you can’t keep. Don’t be afraid of turning down assignments if you are already preoccupied at the moment with a busy schedule. The worst-case scenario is taking on more than you can handle and delivering unsatisfactory results because you were too strapped for time. If you anticipate that you need more time for an assignment, be honest and contact your art director in advance to negotiate for an extension. However try to make your best effort to keep to original schedule as much as possible. Your ADs are also under pressure waiting for your piece to come in and adding it to their magazine during a stressful production week.

Personally I find making a list, arranging it by priority, and completing each task one by one to be more efficient and less panic inducing than trying to juggle too many things at once. Over-multitasking can easily lead to mismanagement, making you feel overwhelmed and slowing down your overall progress altogether. While you’re working on your current task, think ahead by planning out the steps on how you will tackle the next one. Visualize your goals! This will help you save time when you reach the next item on your list. Always aim to work efficiently and look for shortcuts on how to reduce the number of steps it takes to finish things.

7.    Do you think it’s better to take initiative and give new suggestions to your boss, or to stick with whatever they give you? What are the positive outcomes of this?

Art directors will often approach you with jobs where they will already have some form of ‘vision’ in mind of what kind of image they are looking to create. It is up to the illustrator to take these prompts or ‘direction’ and combine it with their own unique way of thinking to come up with a concept that fits the feel of the piece. Sometimes there is a lot of creative freedom being offered to you, and other times there isn’t. Ultimately your goal with any assignment is to create a piece that your client will be happy to use to represent their publication. Remember that your finished piece reflects not only your reputation but more importantly your client’s image in front of their customer base. Therefore always be open to any input offered by the art director especially when a revision is requested and try to find ways to work with their suggestions instead of rejecting them right away. My general advice is to avoid bumping heads with an art director and attempt to take their ideas and meld them with yours. Avoid letting your ego or stubborn pride get in the way of what could be a better solution to your work if you find a way to give it a chance. Be flexible! An art assignment is all about collaboration and reaching a happy compromise between you and your client. If you disagree with their point of view or think you can offer a better solution, feel free to share your ideas but be receptive to their thinking as well. An art director will always be interested in hearing your thoughts in response to theirs.  Leaving a positive impact on your client will help lead to more work in the future and it is in your favour to please them. Keep in mind that your art director is merely trying to do their job properly by making sure that the artist stays on track instead of straying too far from what is being asked.

Also, don’t feel ‘tied down’ to the ideas they offer either. Although the client will provide the overall feel they are looking for, their suggestions are often meant to be taken as starting points to help the artist come up with better ideas. The art director is more often interested in seeing what YOU will come up with the given circumstances rather than telling you exactly what to do. However there may be a time when you and your client may not see eye-to-eye on a concept whatsoever, despite the numerous attempts you’ve tried, and the best course of action (especially if time is running out) is to let it go. Don’t let the job become more trouble than what it’s worth. At this point complete the assignment as quickly and smoothly as possible by giving the client exactly what they’re asking for. Let it be that one piece that doesn’t make it on to your portfolio if you aren’t happy with the results and walk away with the experience of knowing how to handle the situation better next time. Worst-case scenario, the client will kill the assignment (hopefully giving you a portion of the original fee) after realizing you were not a good fit for the job after all.

8.    Why did you choose to go with this pathway and choose a more creative career in the art industry?

I chose illustration because I wanted to work for myself and I wanted to make a living from making art. At the time when I graduated from art high school I was unsure of which path to take in the arts until I stumbled upon the ‘Illustration’ program on the OCAD University website. I saw illustration as an area of the industry that also had the potential to branch into other creative fields more easily than starting off from a different path, and therefore give me more options to work with in the future. But in truth, no matter which starting point you choose, if you truly have an interest in another field afterwards (which is entirely possible), there is no reason why you can’t switch over and try something else. Everything is within the realm of possibility. Just go with the flow and try everything you want to try.

9.    Do you have any general advice to future generations in this industry?​

Stay curious, have a lot of interests, and be a worldly person. Create art for a living but don’t forget to create art for yourself! Don’t get lost in what is truly important. Fame may seem glamorous but it is often short lived. Prioritize your financial stability first. Have some dream projects you want to create and make them happen when you’re still young! As you get older you will have trouble finding both the time and energy to work on them. Also never ever be afraid to fail. Failure humbles you, teaches you invaluable life lessons, and fuels your desire to succeed. Take time to look at and appreciate the work created by your peers and fellow artists! Don’t let your mind succumb to petty thoughts like envy or attention-seeking desire. Art has more purpose than granting you fame. Use it to create something that will leave a positive impact on the world.

anonymous asked:

do you ever think about how scared haru must have been when he heard that makoto was going to Tokyo? do you ever wonder if when he told makoto that he was going to Tokyo too, they both felt their hearts lighten with relief and love and excitement that they would continue to be together and have each other in their lives; do you ever think about how just being together makes them so happy that it's like they don't need anything else?

Oh god the emotions! The emotions, anon! There are so many emotions!

Left behind, scared, forgotten, heartbroken, lonely, abandoned. Alone. That’s how he felt to me in that scene. 

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OMG, look at these gorgeous felted Dwarves! This work is fantastic. I’m so impressed. No wonder they won Best in Show in the Creative Arts category of the 2016 Ohio State Fair.

Wish the artist had done all of the dwarves, but work like this must take ages. I’m totally amazed. Beautiful. 

So anyway, I had to take pictures and share them. 

I was reading stories with my niece, lying down in bed with her yesterday and having lovely snuggles. It filled my soul with joy and comfort. Hours later I was thinking, after finding out my sister’s friend was pregnant and seeing my niece interacting with her and being excited about the baby, that I don’t have the clucky factor within me. People talk about their ache to have children when they interact with babies and toddlers and I don’t understand the feeling; instead I have always felt the “in the moment” joy of interacting with the child and sharing nice times.

A lot of the time I feel like there must be something wrong with me, some essential womanly part that has gone defective. People have pushed Nick and I to the point of frustration and hurt with their questioning about why we don’t have children. I hate explaining my reasons because most women treat me like I’m a traitor.

I have worked with children all my life. I am the eldest in my family, I took care of my brother who is 10 years younger than me and babysat cousins; I studied education, was a nanny and childcare worker. I don’t hate kids!! Kids are amazing and I love talking to them and playing and doing art. I feel like my role in the world is not as a mother but an aunty, part of the family and community that supports parents. I wish that role was recognised as a valid role for women, rather than trying to shoehorn every person into parent or childless person. Parents need a break sometimes, and that’s what aunties are for.

I have been VERY cryptic and vague for the last few weeks asking all of you for your prayers, positive thoughts, vibes, energy and juju as I have been pursuing a new opportunity…

First off I want to thank EACH and EVERY ONE OF YOU for your likes, comment, messages and posts…. This community is truly UNIQUE, AMAZING and SUPPORTIVE in a way that is indescribable unless you are part of it…

With that said, I am EXCITED and HAPPY to share that I gave my 2 week notice to my current employer and that I have accepted a NEW JOB!!! 

There are no words to express how utterly good it felt to walk into my bosses office yesterday and tender my resignation…. he was SHOCKED  {not sure why except that I must have done VERY well at presenting a polished and professional front} and very taken aback by it.  He immediately reached out to HR to start the process of posting a requisition for my role and to find a temp to fill in when I leave… 

So, I now have just 7 working days left at my current job. My last day is Thursday 9/3… I wanted to give 2 weeks and technically did as I tendered my resignation yesterday with my final day on payroll of Labor Day, 9/7.  But, I already had vacation planned on 9/4 (Friday) so — LUCKY ME – I am almost DONE!!

And, as for my new beginning….

On Tuesday 9/8, I will be starting my new job with a high tech internet security firm based in Portland.  The best thing(s) are that

  • I will have some virtual support again like I had in my former job
  • I will be working with the executive assistant to the president of the company to help build/develop an assistant professional development program
  • THEY OFFERED ME MORE THAN I ASKED FOR!!!!  Literally making me ‘whole’ and getting me back to what I was making at my former job and tossing in a commuting allowance of $100 per month for gas, public transportation or parking AND an annual bonus program of 5% of my base salary!! 

So - let the new chapter begin because I am running towards it with open arms!!!

like, imagine how thrilled lexa must have been when clarke kissed her back

imagine how quickly her heart hammered in her chest when she felt clarke’s lips, open and wet and pressing into hers

imagine the warm relief that settled beneath her ribs when she finally knew for certain that – whatever this was – clarke felt it too

imagine the weightlessness of it – that moment

imagine how she reveled in their shared weakness 

imagine how, for the first time in a long time, the commander didn’t feel quite so alone

15 Signs of an Abusive Partner
  • Hey everyone. Recently, I found a newspaper clipping that I must have cut out a few years ago. I thought it would be a good idea to share it with everyone else.
  • 1. Pushes for Quick Involvement-Comes on strong, claiming, "I've never felt loved like this by anyone." An abuser pressures the new partner for an exclusive commitment almost immediately.
  • 2. Jealous-Excessively possessive; calls constantly or visits unexpectedly; prevents you from going to work or school because "you might meet someone"; checks the mileage on your car.
  • 3. Controlling-If you are late, interrogates you intensively about whom you talked to and where you were; keeps all the money; insists you ask permission to go anywhere or do anything.
  • 4. Unrealistic Expectations-Expects you to be the perfect mate and meet their every need.
  • 5. Isolation-Tries to isolate you from friends and family; accuses people who are your supporters of "causing trouble." The abuser may deprive you of a phone or car or try to prevent you from holding a job.
  • 6. Blames Others for Problems or Mistakes-It's always someone else's faults if something goes wrong.
  • 7. Makes Others Responsible for Their Feelings-The abuser says "You make me angry" instead of "I am angry" or says "You hurt me when you don't do what I say."
  • 8. Hypersensitivity-Is easily insulted, claiming hurt feelings when they are really just mad. Rants about the injustice of things that are simply part of life.
  • 9. Cruelty to Animals or Children-Kills or punishes animals brutally. Also may expect children to do things that are far beyond their ability or tease them until they cry. About 65% of abusers who harm their partners will also harm children.
  • 10. "Playful" Use of Force During Sex-Enjoys throwing you down or holding you down against your will during sex; finds the idea of rape exciting.
  • 11. Verbal Abuse-Constantly criticizes you or says blatantly cruel things; degrades, curses, calls you ugly names. Many abusers will also use the line "If you really love me..." and whatever applies. For example, "If you really love me, you wouldn't need to talk to your friends."
  • 12. Rigid Gender Roles-Expects you to serve, obey, remain at home, or anything that applies depending on gender and culture.
  • 13. Sudden Mood Swings-Switches from sweet to violent frequently.
  • 14. Past Abuse-May admit to hurting a partner in the past, but says that person "made" them do it.
  • 15. Threats of Violence-Says things like "I'll break your neck" or "I'll kill you," and then dismisses it with, "Everybody talks that way" or "I didn't mean it."
  • Please remember that women are just as capable at abuse as men and know that you cannot 'change' your partner or make them better. If you feel you are at risk, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800)-799-7233 or www.thehotline.org.
  • If you are in an abusive relationship, don't just walk away, RUN.

The thing that makes me so damn happy about ichihime than any other ships that I’ve come across is that they are each other FIRST FOR EVERYTHING! Orihime to Ichigo is exactly how Ichigo to Orihime is.

I mean Orihime is Ichigo’s first crush, Ichigo’s first love, Ichigo’s first kiss, Ichigo’s first time, and the list goes on and on. And they are gonna be the last for each other too ugh Im so gonna cry here..

Kubo must be treasure them like he doesn’t make Ichigo harbors any romantic feeling towards anyone except to Orihime alone. Unlike Kishi who makes Naruto’s first kiss goes to Sasuke or his first crush/love to Sakura. So I felt so bless that Ichigo doesn’t share that with anyone except Orihime, the girl who also wants to love him in every lifetimes she’s in.

And it is truly so so beautiful.

Originally posted by artlstheweapon