i have not given up on it


I don’t know if this counts as something I can submit, but God, bus drivers get so much flak for no reason!

On 6/13 (today is 6/15), I stood up for the bus driver when he was being yelled at unfairly. The lady who was yelling at him was doing so because he gave her the exact same answer I had given her about what bus she needed to catch (he was outside the bus having a smoke as I gave her this answer.) She thanked me, then went off on him for giving the same answer. I stepped outside and said “excuse me, but I told you the bus you needed to catch”, she thanked me again, then flipped him the bird and said a few curse words. I went “he didn’t do anything to you there’s no reason for you to treat him this way.”, then she screams “he did so! You weren’t listening!” and I went “I was, actually!” and she walked off. The bus driver looked grateful. I just went “no one deserves to be treated like that”

Like, bitch, what the eff makes you think that it’s okay to treat people like shit?

Well, I’m off to Taiwan ‘til next month. Not sure how much I can be online, but there you have it.

I’m super excited to meet @liyuanne for the first time, she’s pretty much the only highlight of this trip haha (if you all don’t hear from me anymore then she most likely kidnapped and sold me to the black market)

Again, thank you @trueapex19 for introducing us, I freaking appreciate you so much for bringing her into my life because she has given me so much trivia about poop- more than I ever needed to know

I’m also very nervous…as I’m not sure if I’ll find what I’m looking for out there for my future. But even if I end up failing again, at least I’d have tried, and will just have to try another way.

Last but not least, I’m very happy to know that when I come home, should my feelings stay the same as it does now, there’s going to be someone I’d really like to call mine. She makes me so happy…when I believed that I couldn’t ever love or be loved again

If there’s a sign for me that I need to pull my life together to see another tomorrow…

it’s her.

Until then… please stay determined, everyone. Always remember to be kind, and keep moving forward.

I’ll see you again soon

anonymous asked:

Pll was one of the best shows and had a lot of potential but the writers screwed up so bad I don't think anything can redeem them from their major failure back when Cece was revealed. They should have just gone w Melissa and Wren. Or Toby. But no they had to go and screw up and write this stupid fiasco that makes NO sense.

In my eyes, Charlotte redeemed herself as a villain and purveyor of Pure Evil™.

She came out as total scum last night, and I loved every minute of it. 

Based on that alone, I would have given her another chance as ‘A’. I think she just outshined whatever presentation we’ll get from A.D. 

It’s so refreshing to see someone step up and own the evil. 

And I thought it’s such a shame because we could have had this way back in 6x10, instead of wishy-washy accidental villainy and tepid family drama, and it could have been so much better. 

What I loved about the Institute hand-over scene at the end of ep 213? 

When Jace said, “You’re taking over,” it didn’t even occur to Alec that Jace might be talking about the Institute, he replied with “The Seelie investigation?” while probably thinking, sure, I can do that. That was so in character for Alec! Remember when he told Jace, “You got demoted, SO WHAT! You’ll work your way back up.” And Alec would have, he wouldn’t have given up, he would’ve worked harder, tried harder, done more against impossible odds (the Clave’s bigotry). He would’ve never stopped trying to beat the system. 

But at the same time, when Jace explained to him that he wanted Alec to have the Institute, Alec didn’t go all false modesty on him, he didn’t even try to deny that he deserved the position. He just made sure that Jace really could do that. And then he was all, okay then, GIMME!

Alec is GOALS! “Impossible just means try again!”

Originally posted by smilefortheliving

cityescape4  asked:

I noticed you didnt have a signing opportunity for the autographs for RTX. Does this mean you'll be walking around the con, and we can come up to you then?

That’s correct, I (once again) don’t have an official signing at RTX.  So your best way to find me is to pay attention to social media (mostly Twitter) and I’ll be doing impromptu signings throughout the weekend.

There also, sadly, won’t be a @multipurposegaming panel.  We weren’t given the opportunity this year.  Which is pretty disappointing.

I believe I’ll be on the Rainbow panel on Saturday, and I’m unsure if I’m set to be on The Know’s panel, but that’s a possibility.

I spent the first half of the day downward spiraling about how I’m gonna die alone and the second half of the day positively thinking about how much I wanna fall in love and refuse to write it off and honestly this is a summary of why my life is an emotionally turbulent disaster

Still Star Crossed Brings Back the Cinderella Awesomeness

Still Star Crossed reminds me of Cinderella starring Brandy– Juliet is white and her cousin Rosalind is African American but they don’t even bring that up. And it doesn’t even stop there…so many of the actors in both families are different ethnicities.

Originally posted by rielymatthews

Originally posted by shaloved30

It just is. In the same way that Whoopi Golberg and Victor Garber could end up with a every Asian child in Cinderella. 

Or the step mother and her daughters…

The complete mod-podge of different ethnicity that were cast in the film were treated as if the ethnicity didn’t matter. Parts specifically for actors of different ethnicities are needed (or at least parts that should have an actor with a particular ethnicity should be given to an actor of that ethnicity…Scarlett Johanson in Ghost in the Shell comes to mind…like, you can’t find an Asian actor for the role? Really? I could go on, but I digress). However, I think this type of casting is also powerful in its own way. And I love it!

The Seal Lullaby: Chapter 6

Cannot believe I’ve been writing this for six weeks

This one is very, very angsty, so consider this your warning. As always, a huge huge thanks to @minky-for-short @childofdustandashes @oversaturated-ocean @purearcticfire and @lookatvanessasface

I’ve met so many lovely, lovely people through posting and writing this fic and I love you all, @brainypaperbullets @hollywoodx4 @arya-durin-51 and the ever complimentary @kilocurican

I really hope you guys like this

“See? I told you he’d have your eyes.”

“Damn. Thought fate would have given the poor kid a break after he got my nose too.”

“Oh, shut up! It looks so sweet, don’t give the little guy a complex.”

“Yeah well, he’s been saved, he’s got your face. Handsome devil.”

“I’d be slightly more worried about the fact he’s got your appetite. And your sleep schedule. And your blabbermouth.”

“God help us all.”

Alex and Eliza loved to play this game, in the early mornings or late evenings or whatever time they found themselves lying side by side on their bed with little Philip on his back and encircled by his parents’ bodies. The conventions of normal time, words like breakfast and noon and dinner and bedtime, had kind of blurred into meaningless ever since they’d had their baby. To the point where Eliza had found Alex putting a pizza in the oven (he’d been given his kitchen privileges back and was actually turning into a very good cook) at two in the morning and had thought nothing of it. It was kind of fun, actually, to not have any ties to structure or schedule, to just float in their own little bubble, them and their little treasure, beholden to nothing and no one but themselves.

“I don’t quite know where these came from though,” Eliza hummed, gently ruffling Philip’s head of tight, dark brown curls that stuck up after a good night’s sleep and after he’d been doing his favourite activity of rolling around on the floor of his father’s writing room while he worked, and bounced adorably when he got excited or happy or fidgety. Right now, they were fluffed up around his sweet, attentive face as he yawned and fought against his impending nap, to not much avail. But he had his mama and pops right by him, he was warm and smelling all soft and soapy from his recent bath, the room was illuminated with the orange glow that was only ever found in the early evening as day slipped to night. He wasn’t fighting too hard, it was mostly for show.

“I do,” Alex murmured after a few moment’s pause, his eyes fixed on his wife’s fingers gently combing through their baby’s curls in such a gentle and protective gesture.

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How to Read Energy and What to Expect

As many of you know, one service I offer on this blog are energy readings. I have gotten a lot of inquiries on how I do these readings, so I would like to inform you on my methods as well give you tips on how to do them yourself. Please note that I am not an expert nor do I have the final say on how to do energy readings properly, this is just my experience. 

Understanding Energy
The way I understand energy is as the force that inhabits everything at one point or another. Everything has an energy signature, down to the smallest grain of sand. However, the energy of living things is a bit different. There have been many names given to this energy but it is most often known as one’s life force. The hardest part of an energy reading is picking up on one’s particular energy among the trillions of energy sources swirling around at any given moment, but I will tell you how I do this.

How to Read Someone’s Energy

My method for reading energy is going to be different from everyone else’s. Your method for reading energy will be different from everyone else’s. Everyone has their own techniques for reading energy, but here are a few of mine.

  1. Sit in a comfortable location with at least part of you pressed firmly against the ground. 
  2. If you are reading for someone irl, have them sit near you. Physical contact often helps if both of you are comfortable with that. 
  3. If you are reading for someone not physically present, it can help to have a piece of them “sit” in front of you. I ask for names and blog urls when I do my readings so that I have an energy signature to focus on but you really can use anything or nothing at all, whatever helps you get a lock on the other person’s energy. 
  4. Sit in front of the person or blog and close your eyes. A bit of meditation before you try to tap into their energy is a good idea.
  5. Feel the energy of the earth under you and feel out this individual’s energy as it appears, a piece of the earth just like you.
  6. Grab onto this energy. Snatch it from the earth just briefly. Images, smells, tastes, sounds, colors, and feelings should come to you as you feel their energy. Keep a mental note of what you experience and write it down once you return.
  7. What you have experienced while feeling someone’s energy is their energy reading. It may be a bit of a jumbled mess, but that’s okay. Everyone’s energy is different but there may also be some overlap, which is also okay.

You can give someone their energy reading in many forms. I give mine as a paragraph with everything I saw, yours may be only a line or two. Everyone experiences different things when reading energy and having shorter readings isn’t a bad thing. You may even pick up on more or less energy from each individual. Its totally okay if some readings are long and others very short. 

So…. What if your energy reading doesn’t resonate with me, like, at all?

There could be a great number of reasons your reading went screwy. As I said before, energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it simply changes shape. This being said, it could be a number of factors.

  1. I am picking up not on your energy, but the energy of someone very close to you. If you have been in contact with them recently, pieces of your energy sometimes clings to them. 
  2. It could also be that I am reading into the energy of one of your past lives, something you won’t necessarily resonate with or remember.
  3. It could also be that the reading was accurate but maybe some part of it was hard to hear, or some repressed memory. This is not the fault of the reader, in the long run it is up to the client to interpret the reading. 
  4. It could also be external factors in my own life clouding my ability to pick up on your energy. My cat knocks over a vase in another room and not thinking I write that in as your energy because I was so lost in the moment.
  5. It could also be you’re my last in a long line of energy readings and I am exhausted and hurriedly trying to get through your reading without paying attention to detail. 
  6. It could be any number of things, all acting upon one another. Keep an open mind. 

Whatever the reason for your energy reading not being accurate, it is best to just be polite and move on. No good will come of harassing a reader, especially if they are offering a free service. 

I just did an energy reading and I’m exhausted!

Yup, that’s a real thing and totally normal. Energy readings can be draining, especially for beginners, as you expend some of your energy when you tap into the earth and go out in search of other energies. This is especially draining at first if you have not yet learned how to shield your energy when searching in the energy field and subsequently some of it may be leeched out. Here are some self care tips to help you regenerate faster.

  1. Time yourself. I like to light a stick of incense before I start my readings. Once it is completely burned out, I stop no matter what I’m doing and go drink some water and just do something I enjoy for 30 minutes or so before returning to readings. 
  2. Eat or drink something sugary or high in carbohydrates while you read to return energy lost. I like to munch on sweet cherries while I read.
  3. Learn to shield yourself from energy drain. I imagine my energy dressed in a suit of impenetrable armor before I search out someone’s energy. Your shield can come in any manor of form, find one that feels right to you and keeps the pesky energy leech out. 
  4. Take little breaks in between readings, even just a minute or two to catch your breath. 
  5. Use crystals to return your energy. I like to take some moon-charged amethyst and hold it in my palm during breaks, feeling its energy flow into me. 
  6. Practice self care. Shower, change your clothes, put on some lotion or makeup… Anything like that will help replenish energy.
  7. Take a nap! I have a bad habit of doing energy readings as soon as I wake up and then I’m dead for the rest of the day. Napping helps immensely. 
  8. Know your limits. You probably won’t be able to do 20 energy readings your first day. Pacing is so important.
  9. If you are doing energy readings online, be prepared to use the block button. Some people are going to be rude, but that is their problem not yours.
  10. Have fun! If energy readings become stressful take a break. If someone is waiting on you for their energy reading, they will understand if it comes a little late. If not, fuck ‘em. You don’t owe anything to people who don’t care about your well being as a reader. 

There are a great many things you can do to recharge after an energy reading, but these are just a few of my favorites. Everyone is different, and respecting that is key. 

Remember actually enjoying yourself is key. Good luck with your energy readings!

So my mom found out yesterday that my grandpa has stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma in his head and neck. He’s refusing chemo of any kind, and even with it would only be given 8-12 months. The doctors say it’s probably spread into his stomach and will eventually spread to his brain. Given the aggressiveness of the cancer, the lack of treatment, and the location, he probably only has 3-4 months left.
I know I ask for donations a lot on here, but I’d like to be able to get him to the coast and up to Seattle to see specialists and sorta help him live the way he wants, and have less stress on my mom because of how much this is all going to cost. If any of you can donate to my PayPal ( aether813@gmail.com ) or reblog this post it would be very much appreciated.

A Discovery of Microreviews - June 22, 2017

Mircoreview Round 6: TBR

Questions? Try the faq page on @microreviews 

1. Pick a book you own but haven’t read yet: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
2. How did you come by it? Given by a friend? Bought from a recommendation? Compelled by the cover?: My coworker has been trying to get me to read it for more than a year now. I’ve picked it up multiple times, but just can’t seem to get past the first page.
3. Quote the first sentence(s): “The leather-bound volume was nothing remarkable. To an ordinary historian, it would have looked no different from hundreds of other manuscripts in Oxford’s Bodleian Library, ancient and worn. But I knew there was something odd about it from the moment I collected it.”
4. Realistically, will you ever read it?: Probably. I just have to be in the right mindset for it, and lately, I’ve been having trouble finishing anything that I start.

I’ll tag: @absintheandbooks @fictionalfates @blackgirlslit @pragmaticginger @anassarhenisch @thecrownofbooks @kenikazi @dreamsandplants and, of course, anyone that wants to do it

“I might be opening myself up to a prime ribbing, but like others with a steak in this industry who have a beef about language being used in this way, I want these links to be given the chop asap.”


           This past Monday (6/19/2017) sadly I had my icky surgery to get big lumps removed from my back that was causing me major pain. These lumps were pressing down on my nerves and near my spin causing me pain for the last year or so. Since I made the appointment with my doctor I have been a mess , constantly anxious , worrying and scared about the surgery with all the what ifs that could or may happen. 

        Luckily I had the most wonderful people on the planet that have helped me every step of the way and I can never repay them for the kindness they showed me for the past several weeks. Especially the day of holding my hand through it all. My Marmar , Snowflake and Miss Ellies giving me all the support I needed to get me through it all.  

          When I woke up after the surgery I had the most sweetest surprise it was the Squirtle from build a bear . I was so happy I cuddled him super tight not letting him go once since he was given to me. Marmar even put bandaids on his shell where my booboos are on my back. He said we wouldnt take them off till mine were allowed to be removed. Squirtle and I have alot of healing to do hopefully Nurse Joy will take good care of us both.  

       My real nurse at the hospital saw the stuffie and asked if we played Pokemon go which yes we do. We ended up talking to her for a good long time till it was time for me to go home.She even gave me some animal crackers to munch on since I hadnt had anything to eat since midnight the night before. (Funny where you will run into Pokemon Trainers at. lol )

             I’am very glad to be home and sleeping in my own bed. This post is dedicated to my small little family that I love with all of my heart thank you to all three of you Marmar , Snowflake and Miss Ellies for being my rock   

Originally posted by nidoqueen

Ah yes excuse me baldwin but I’ve been transmuting items for 12 hours straight and you’ve only given me 2 green goos, please explain yourself you fat green fuck.

(Also A+ staff, thank you for having a retiring-forever item be brew only so all the dumb fucks like me would use up all their green shit right before a festival. I definitely didn’t want to get any of the baldwin skin/accents.)

anonymous asked:

can i just say reading your meta has made me feel the closest thing to 'genuinely ok' about s4 for the first time since january? it really relieves me theres still ppl like you doing all this brilliant research for ur meta writing bc u still believe in what the writers have done & while i have some mixed feelings towards them now due to s4 i ultimately havent given up on them either. and im saying this as someone whos honestly tried understanding it as a product of bad writing but just. cant?

i love messages like this :’)

There are three objects visible in the sky right now, it’s dusk on one of the longest days, given there is a certain amount of light pollution. Jupiter Lyra and Arcturus. I have no idea who get’s to name these things whether they were Persians or ancient Greeks but anyone that had the imagination to come up with these names for stars and constellations must have had some vivid imagination

anonymous asked:

Re your latest anon, I think their attitude pretty much sums up what's wrong with their side. Most have no self-reflection. Everything is about them, they think they are innocent and have spread nothing but light and love into the world. They even give money, goddamit! In their eyes, they have been wronged, so it's their god-given right to lash out at those who they perceived to have hurt or denigrated them in some way (e.g. MM getting shit 'when necessary'). They are the hypocrites. Big time.

Right on. I agree completely. Word.

Originally posted by insidemayhead

A moment with Raven

As one of my youngest companions, who manifests as a 10 year old, moments with him make me smile. Walking into my room I get an instant feeling of arms wrapped around me and warmth. I wrap my arms around him and pick him up, in which he changes into the raven spirit that he is. A warm raven sits in my arms as I sit on my bed and again have my 10 year old in my arms. The love of this little cutie is enough to make me smile on any given day.

Originally posted by welcometoyouredoom