i learned things!

anonymous asked:

inflation is this weird kink where the person literally is inflated usually during sex i think its tied to that thing about swallowing cum and your stomach expands even though thats not physically possible just like vore

and here i thought it was people getting their freak on by a sudden increase of prices and a decrease of the buying power of a currency

After seeing a PSA going around, I’d figure I’d take the time to make something clear: if you are ever uncomfortable or have discomfort in seeing Malter in suggestive or sexual situations, please let me know. The last thing I want to do is to make potential followers and friends feel this way with a muse of mine.

After notifying me, I can easily tag whatever thread or ask you find uncomfortable with something so you can blacklist it, or drop the thread and see if there’s anyway myself and the other person can continue in a private message. My goal was never to have Malter be just a sex symbol, she’s an interesting character in her own right, but I worry I could easily be treading that thin line between the two.

If I’ve made you uncomfortable in the past, then all I can say is I’m incredibly sorry for my behavior and I should’ve been thinking more with my head. I do truly want to be a great RPer and a great force in this community, and to me that can start by finding problematic behavior and nipping it in the bud. 

Thanks, and hopefully you’ll forgive me!

“Dear Vera, it seems a lifetime since we met outside Saint Mary’s. This great undertaking for God and country has landed us in a tropical paradise, somewhere in what Jack London refers to as “those terrible Solomons.” It is a garden of Eden. The jungle holds both beauty and terror in its depths, most terrible of which is man. We have met the enemy and have learned nothing more about him. I have, however, learned some things about myself. There are things men can do to one another that are sobering to the soul. It is one thing to reconcile these things with God, but another to square it with yourself.”

anonymous asked:

After having abstained yourself for years, how would you describe the feeling of finally enjoying love and sex? Ignore this if it's intrusive.

It is rather, but I’m in a generous mood today, so…

I didn’t feel as though I was missing out on anything in the past, if that’s what you’re insinuating.  I simply had no interest in doing such things with a partner–until John.  And in the beginning I wasn’t even sure of that, because it’s just not something I usually feel in relation to real people in the real world (as opposed to fantasy, which is quite it’s own thing, isn’t it).

Being with John in new ways has been an adventure.  I feel that not only am I learning new things about him, I’m learning new things about myself as well; things I’d not anticipated–predominantly the link between physical desire and emotion, and the bonding that can occur when you choose to indulge in such activities.

I was correct–desire is a distraction.  But I believe that love and lust are a little like a drug.  You don’t mind the distraction in the moment, because the bliss overrides your objections.  Thus far it has not been a problem.  If it becomes one, then I will cross that bridge when I get to it.  I imagine there is something to what our therapist says, that we are in the ‘honeymoon phase’.  Balance comes with time and experience.  Right now I intend to enjoy things as they come.

Though, I must say that I am still unable to understand how people enjoy sex outside the context of love and commitment.  I vastly underestimated the importance a feeling of safety is, if one is truly going to let go and enjoy one’s self, and I also greatly underestimated the bond such intimacy creates.  I am ‘different’ in many regards, however, so I do acknowledge that my experiences, thoughts and feelings on the matter are likely different from the majority.  

Things have been–different since the night John asked me to marry him.  That sounds so twee, to trite.  I don’t mean it to be.  I don’t even fully understand it myself.  But there is something about knowing that John wants me, wants to stay enough that he is willing to vow it, that has made me feel free enough to explore things we previously had not.  The thought of giving myself over fully, and then having him leave was unbearable.  He would take a piece of me with him, and I’m not sure I would survive that.  But now that I know he has decided, has truly decided–it seems my body has registered this on some level, and I find myself drawn to him like a magnet all times of the day and night.  Not that I wasn’t already, but more so…

John isn’t objecting, so I am assuming the feeling is mutual.  In short, it’s all been a rare and beautiful adventure, and I’m glad it’s one we’re sharing.

Things I learned from the PP3 Facebook Live

1. Stacie is going to be in the movie, but have a different storyline than the rest of the Bellas… Maybe a baby plot?

2. The girls will be traveling all around the world, including Spain.

3. The girls have another find their sound moment in an old fisherman’s warf. 

4. That Trish seems like she has a great vision for the music and spectacle of the movie, but respects that the relationships between the girls are the most important part.

gotthatgayboyswag  asked:

"I swear eridan should have been drawn with a fedora" might be the most correct opinion anyone has ever had ever

Yeeeeeeeah, he really is a personification of the whole “nice guys finish last” kind of dudebro mentality. I hope he learns a thing or two about respect towards others. Or he can just continue like he is and be wrong.

i used to get sleep paralysis almost every night & regular awful nightmares when i was a little kid& as a result was always really nervous about going to bed and had a lot of trouble falling asleep

but there was this meditation tactic i read about in tamora pierce’s circle of magic series where they’d breathe in/out and hold their breath to a 7 second count for each step and after i discovered her books i started doing that when i was lying in bed and i still do it when i’m nervous to calm down and i have very little sleep issues now

and it only just clicked that slow regulated deep breathing is one of the first things i learned in cbt for anxiety treatment!! she was so important to me as a little kid and really strongly influenced how i saw the world and it’s cool to finally realize she helped with this too

Oh my GOD

I was rewatching bits of episode 2 of YOI and purposefully paused at the moment where they show Yuuri’s profile.

And I noticed one thing. See that box under the pictures on the left-hand side?

This one. It says:

Goals for this year:

  • Winning the Grand Prix Final
  • Not crying during a competition

Yuuri set himself two goals and one of them was “not crying” PROTECT HIM.

One SFW sample page from Pair Skate, the 18+ YOI doujinshi I’m doing with @tumblngkori
I HAVE EIGHT DAYS TO FINISH SIX PAGES SKFJSDFHJJFAAAaaAAAAAA

PDF should be available first week in March!

Edit to add: text is huge relative to the panel art bc print size (if you wanna print it at home) is 5.5″ x 8.5″.

MADDOX-RIDER; 2016 ART SUMMARY

You can say I spend majority of my year with Dan & Phil. I am so glad that the phandom welcomed me with open arms. I made a lot of new friends, did fun projects and achieved many goals that I’ve set for myself; like having an entire art summary filled with colours+digital and completing inktober. To me, it was been a very successful year. I may or may not still be in the phandom but where ever my art takes me, I hope to create new memories in 2017 like this year.

Jan: Kiss Me
Feb: Phamily
Mar: Dentist Kink
Apr: Shibes!
May: Love Me Like You Do
June: If I lose myself 
July: Majestic Pastel
Aug: Team Mystic
Sept: Only one
Oct: TATINOF
Nov: Phanime
Dec: Secret Santa

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1.

 One of the first things I learned in my freshman year is the absolute need to study every single day. Even if there is no big test or assignment around the corner, reviewing your classes daily is the only way to make sure you are strengthening your knowledge on whatever you are learning, as well as filling in any gaps on unknown material that was lectured before. For weeks (and months) I was certain that people who told me I needed to study every day were just very unorganized people or were frightening me on purpose. However, if you are taking a course heavy in information like Law, you will quickly understand that it will be very difficult to remember every single detail that was lectured in multiple subjects, on the long run – and, in the end, you are also tested on the small details and not only on the big overall scheme of each class. If I could go back to my first semester, I would really push myself harder and organize my days to be able to review my previous classes.

2.

Being a coffee hater throughout high school, I was always sure that I would never like the taste of it in my life. However, as soon as I got into my second year of college, I found out that the only way to survive a few of my classes was to drink an expresso beforehand. My addiction to coffee began as a need to survive. Now that I look back, my first year in college probably would have turned out better if I had more energy in class and while doing my assignments. However, I still try my hardest to never drink more than one cup a day – that really keeps my energy levels up, without creating addiction.

3.

One of the things no one told me before going to Law School was the ridiculous amount of money I would spend on textbooks every single semester. Each one of my classes requires one or two mandatory textbooks, plus statute law and a bunch of optional readings that most of the time you end up buying because they are nowhere to be found in the library. Also, since Law is constantly being developed and changed, buying second hand books is not the best idea - most of the legal references in those books are probably outdated.
I remember that in my first year of Law School I refused to buy most of the textbooks the professors required me to, and I tried my hardest to study only with my class notes. Well, guess what? That ended up, as expected, in poor grades. The problem with Law is that 50% of our grade is the result of how hard we work at home. In class the professor doesn’t lecture ALL of the material we need to learn; they just summarize it as best as they can and highlight a few important things that they find relevant. However, in the final exam, all those details and footnotes in the textbooks will prove really useful to solve the cases and if you didn’t invest in your textbooks in the beginning of your term, you will not be able to use that information in your answers, which really harms your grade.

4.

That takes me to the next point. For me, the best learning method is preparing all classes beforehand, be it lectures or discussion based classes. I only realized this in the end of my second year in college - and I think it makes a huge difference in your overall performance in class; if your professor uses the Socratic method to teach, preparing your classes thoroughly beforehand is absolutely essential! 

Basically, if you anticipate most of what is going to be taught in your class, you will have most of the work done for that specific group of topics or information. By taking your own notes to class and completing them with what the information that the professor adds during the lecture, you will be able to reinforce your knowledge on the subject, finishing any incomplete arguments that you have written down and also letting you participate in class, asking questions on the thematic you’ve studied and discussing it with your professor and classmates. Also, preparing classes beforehand will let you organize your time better, scheduling a certain time to prepare a certain topic and/or chapter.

5.

Unfortunately, I found it almost impossible to prepare classes and do all of this homework while I was handwriting my notes. If I could turn back in time and change something during my time in college, I would certainly stop spending so much time making everything pretty and would start typing it all. I am a big fan of handwriting notes - I love pens, stationery and also the handwriting part in itself. However, when I started getting an excessive workload, insisting on handwriting all of my preparatory notes, completing them in class and also solve and summarize case law by hand was hurting my grades, my social life and my stress levels (and my hand, lol). I then had to make the hard decision to give up on all of my pretty stationery and start bringing my laptop to class.

I still handwrite a few notes, especially when I use the column method (which you can find more about here), but I am actually happy now that I have made the change – I can be much more productive and organized while saving a huge amount of time for all the other things I enjoy doing.

6.

Finally, and I think this is the most important piece of advice I can give you: some people enter college with a very specific mind-set on what they want to do with their lives. While you are reading this, there is a huge possibility that you have already thought about a certain career; maybe you are picking only the classes that you think will help down that career path, as well.

However, never ignore all the other options that will be laid out for you. I can personally speak about my own experience: when I entered Law School back when I was 18 (I am now 21), I had a very specific idea of what I wanted to accomplish after I graduated - I was sure I wanted to be a judge. As soon as I got into my second year and started studying the most basic principles of contract law, I was 100% sure that I had actually changed my mind, and that it was imperative to purse contract law. Then, in my 5th semester, I started studying Tax Law - I still remember thinking that Tax Law was it and I was then decided to pursue it for my master’s degree; but then, I was able to get an internship in a law firm, in the Intellectual Property Law department; and you know what? I changed my mind again

So it’s perfectly normal to change your mind along the way; you are not less worthy of college just because you are still not sure of what you want to do career wise. Also, changing majors is fine - it’s just a sign that you are progressing as a human being and as a student, that you were willing to embrace new opportunities and give up on something that would not make you happy. Just make sure that you do your research beforehand on different career paths and use all the opportunities that college gives you in order to learn new things and meet new people. Internships, and other short-termed opportunities like job-shadowing programs are great ways to understand if you fit in the specific area you are thinking of pursuing or if, in real life, it has nothing to do with you.

Lots of luck!

~Mariana