Be proud, be brave, be unapologetic, write a book, sing a song, draw a picture, hug somebody, kiss somebody, climb a mountain, ride a bike, go sky-diving, watch a sunset, watch a sunrise, hold a puppy, bake a cake, eat your favorite foods, live loud, love louder. Whatever this year stole from you, take it back. Fight. Be whatever you want to be, do whatever you want to do. Spit in the face of adversity. Be proud. Love to live and live to love. Be your own hero, be somebody else’s hero. Don’t stop. Don’t ever stop. Be loud. Be deafening. Don’t stop living, don’t stop loving. Don’t apologize. Be brave.
So yesterday one person asked me if I could provide a picture of the location in the background of my previous rant and I thought that’s a very good idea. So here it is the recent picture of the building I took this morning and the anime one for you guys to compare.
I have to take it from across the street because for the same angle means I have to stand in the streets, and I still want to continue watching my baby. You notice the bowling pin is gone due to the bowling alley going busted awhile back. So there you have it my new Phichit post.
YOU THINK THAT IS IT? THAT ONE LAME COMPARISON IS IN NEED OF ONE WHOLE NEW POST? SURE FIRST IT WAS ONLY GOING TO BE THAT BUT THEN I THINK HEY WHY NOT TAKE IT A STEP FURTHER? DO YOU KNOW WHY THEY DECIDE TO ANIMATE THAT BUILDING OUT OF ALL THE MORE MODERN AND ATTRACTIVE BUILDINGS AROUND HERE? THAT’S BECAUSE IN THERE ON THE TOP FLOOR MY FRIEND IS AN INDOOR ICE SKATING RINK. THE SAME RINK MY BABY FACETIME YURI FROM!!!
Also you know what I just realized? In the first episode he was pulling a travelling bag along which might means he just got back to Thailand from Detroit. And he’s walking to the right of the screen whICH IS TOWARDS MY HOUSE (or maybe to the bus stop right off screen but I want to keep it positive).
if diego luna doesn’t go to the episode 8 premiere next year and take a stupid mf picture with oscar isaac i’m gonna throw a chancla at them so hard they’ll think they’re in dagobah with yoda on their backs
Imagine one day during lunch tsukishima bursts into hinata’s classroom–where yamaguchi, hinata, yachi, and kageyama were studying–and screams “YAMAGUCHI I SWEAR TO GOD IF U DON’T STOP SENDING ME PICTURES OF THAT FUCKING FROG ON ITS FUCKING FROG UNICYCLE I’LL END YOUR LIFE. WHAT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT YOU NEEDED TO SEND ME 40 OF THESE TO GET ME HERE?” Yamaguchi looks up all wide eyed and innocent and goes “we didn’t know the answer to number 5.” When tsukishima turns to leave yamaguchi takes a pic of his back and sends it to him along with the caption “there go dat boi”. When tsukishima turns to throw his phone at them yamaguchi dodges easily, smiles, and in the fakest stage whisper ever goes “oh shit waddup”. And that is how karasuno discovers yamaguchi is a) a meme lord and b) literally willing to risk his life in order to meme
You snapped the picture, adding the caption ‘Romantic bubble bath… now all I need is a man’ before sending it off to your friend Carla. The two of you often joked about how much you needed a significant other in your life, so pictures like this weren’t out of the ordinary.
Castiel’s phone lit up with a snapchat notification while he was sat in a diner with Sam and Dean, the three of them on a case while you were back at the bunker.
He opened it, revealing the picture of your legs in the bath, his mouth going dry as soon as he saw it.
“What’s up?” Sam asked, frowning at him.
“I’ve… I’ve got to go,” Cas told them, vanishing from the room in the blink of an eye.
Dean rolled his eyes, taking another mouthful of pie, “Friggin’ angels.”
Your eyes shot open and you sat straight up, splashing water from the tub when you heard the telltale flutter of wings that let you know an angel had arrived.
“Jesus, Cas,” you gasped, your hand coming up to your heart as it pounded with anxiety, “You scared me.”
“I- I’m a man,” he told you, his eyes flitting around the room.
You smiled fondly, confused, “Yes, you are.”
“You said, all you need is a man,” he reiterated, “I’m a man.”
Ok so this particular picture had me shaking because sneaking a pic around her home was one thing but being out and in there car was another. I wanted to see up her skirt so bad I didn’t care if she or anyone else caught me, but I never got caught. Her and my brother in law were taking me to go get my truck out of the shop and we had stopped by his office so he could do what ever it was he needed to do real quick. She was laid back in the seat napping and the way she was slouched down I could almost get a peak but what I wanted I would need to pull the dress back a little. I was in the back seat so had to quiet and still. But I managed to get what I wanted without her knowing. Her and my brother in law after they dropped me off went out that night after dropping me off and all I could think about was her and how lucky he was. I was sooo jealous
10 months in…I think… Well, April makes a year… so yeah lol. The hardest part about this is being consistent. There are days where I want to give up. There are days I’d rather eat the yummy food with the grease and have a soda. But I have to keep telling myself you’ve come to far to give up. You’ve got 57lbs left to be a bad bish (lol).
I finally beat my plateau. I noticed that I needed to lower my calorie intake again. I was using the calorie intake for a person who doesn’t sit at a desk all day. So I had to put it back at 1200 calories. Hopefully, this will help. I have a feeling I gained weight or I’m back at 215. It’s like that’s my favorite weight to be stuck at. But regardless, I’m going to keep trying. I didn’t gain all of this weight over night.
Pictures are amazing! If you’re on this journey. Make sure you constantly take pictures. The scale will get the the point where it won’t budge or it’ll go up. Pictures will show how far you’ve come. I love looking back at older pictures. I’m just like wow! What a difference a year…2 years make.
hi, i'm just starting a studyblr (going back to school tomorrow and need motivation) and i was wondering if you have any tips for taking photos? yours are just so nice all the time.
Hi! Thank you so much, that’s a big compliment!!
Okay, a few tips:
- get a good lighting!!! - natural is the best but I’ve taken a few pics with a lamp and it worked okay. All of these pictures were taken at night under the light of several lamps :D (still, natural light is better :D) you just need to edit it heavily and set the light properly - basically there’s more work with it and it does not always work out
- take several pictures from different angels - I usually take about 10-15 pics of the same spread with different props and angles and choose the best one afterwards!
- EDITING - this makes my pics ten times better. When I edit the pics for my instagram (and then usually post them here) I use the Snapseed app to lighten it up and then do some finishing touches in the insta app. Snapseed is good because it has these exposure&saturation brushes that are just GOLD because you can lighten just a certain part of the picture, maybe an annoying shadow or sth.
Here’s an example of my photos before and after editing:
I edit them quite heavily hehe :D esp. when there’s white background
This one was taken during a gloomy day and there’s this noise that I can’t get rid of - see, good lighting is vital :’)
So as I’m walking in there I’m of course freaking out trying to calm down because Jensen is the most beautiful human ever. So as I get up to him, I say hi and ask him for a really big hug. He says of course and we take a picture. I then tell him thank you and congratulations and he grabs my forearms says THANKS BABE and squeezes my arms before I walk away. THEN, a volunteer tells me that I have to retake it because I blinked. So I get back in line and when I get to Jensen he looks at me like what are you doing here (YES HE RECOGNIZED ME FROM THIRTY SECONDS BEFORE BUT IT JUST SHOWS HOW HE ACTUALLY PAYS ATTENTION) and I say I blinked and he giggles and then we retake the picture. AND THEN the same volunteer tells me I need to retake it AGAIN because my hair was in my mouth. So I go back up to Jensen and he’s confused again and I say apparently my hair was is my face this time and he LAUGHS HIS ADORABLE LEAN BACK LAUGH AND I DIE!!!!! So that was the best experience of my life and FYI JENSEN GIVES THE MOST SATISFYING HUGS EVER AND HE SMELLS AMAZING AND IS SO SWEET AND PRECIOUS AND GORGEOUS AND GENUINE I FELT LIKE THE ONLY PERSON IN THE ENTIRE WORLD WHEN HE LOOKED AT ME!!!!
‘ all around the world girls will be girls ’ ‘ all i need is someone to love & tonight it’s you ’ ‘ all i wanna do is make love to you ’ ‘ and baby, talk dirty to me ’ ‘ can you, my darling, can you picture this? ’ ‘ dig if you will a picture of you & me engaged in a kiss ’ ‘ don’t come around here no more ’ ‘ don’t dream it’s over ’ ‘ don’t forget it’s me who put you where you are now & i could put you back there too ’ ‘ don’t give me no lines & keep your hands to yourself ’ ‘ don’t go away mad, just go away ’ ‘ don’t wish it away, don’t look at it like it’s forever ’ ‘ don’t you forget about me ’ ‘ don’t you want me, baby? ’ ‘ even then i knew i’d find a much better place, either with or without you ’ ‘ every now & then i fall apart ’ ‘ every now & then i get a little bit tired of listening to the sound of my tears ’ ‘ everybody dreams of angels ’ ‘ girls just wanna have fun ’ ‘ heaven isn’t too far away, closer to it every day ’ ‘ hey, little sister, what have you done? ’ ‘ he’s been knocking, he won’t leave me alone ’ ‘ hold me now ’ ‘ how am i supposed to live without you? ’ ‘ how could our love be so blind? ’ ‘ how do i get you alone? ’ ‘ how i love the way you move & the sparkle in your eyes ’ ‘ i can’t believe you’re gone ’ ‘ i could never steal you from another ’ ‘ i didn’t want to see you go ’ ‘ i don’t belong to you & you don’t belong to me ’ ‘ i don’t know why i did the things i did ’ ‘ i don’t know why i said the things i said ’ ‘ i don’t wanna lose your love tonight ’ ‘ i don’t worry about nothing, no, cause worry’s a waste of my time ’ ‘ i guess it would be nice if i could touch your body ’ ‘ i guess that’s why they call it the blues ’ ‘ i haven’t been there for the longest time ’ ‘ i just wanna use your love tonight ’ ‘ i know this much is true ’ ‘ i met her in a hotel lobby masturbating with a magazine ’ ‘ i need you more than ever ’ ‘ i never really cared until i met you ’ ‘ i never wanted to be your weekend lover ’ ‘ i only want to be some kind of friend ’ ‘ i pretend you still hold me ’ ‘ i really didn’t mean to hurt you ’ ‘ i remember you ’ ‘ i see your true colors shining through, i see your true colors & that’s why i love you ’ ‘ i still love you ’ ‘ i think we’re alone now ’ ‘ i wanna new drug ’ ‘ i want your sex ’ ‘ i won’t forget you, baby ’ ‘ if i could turn back time, if i could find a way, i’d take back those words that hurt you & you’d stay ’ ‘ if this ain’t love, you better let me know ’ ‘ if this is it, please let me know ’ ‘ if we blame it on anything, let’s blame it on the rain ’ ‘ if you fall i will catch you, i’ll be waiting time after time ’ ‘ if you want my love, you’ve got it ’ ‘ if you’re lost you can look & you will find me time after time ’ ‘ it’s a nice day to start again ’ ‘ it’s such a shame our friendship had to end ’ ‘ it’s the same ol’ ball & chain ’ ‘ it’s the same ol’ situation ’ ‘ i’ll be gone in a day or two ’ ‘ i’ll take my chances, i forgot how nice romance is ’ ‘ i’m going crazy, i’m losing sleep ’ ‘ i’m gonna keep on loving you ’ ‘ just one more night & i’m coming off this long & winding road ’ ‘ maybe i’ll be sorry when you’re gone ’ ‘ maybe i’m just like my father, too bold ’ ‘ maybe i’m just too demanding ’ ‘ maybe i’ve been hoping too hard ’ ‘ maybe you’re just like my mother, she’s never satisfied ’ ‘ my future’s so bright i gotta wear shades ’ ‘ no one will ever know how much i loved you so ’ ‘ once i ran to you, now i run from you ’ ‘ perhaps i should leave her, go far away ’ ‘ she will play around & leave you ’ ‘ she’s got the looks that kill ’ ‘ she’s the kind of girl you dream of ’ ‘ sometimes i want to give up, want to give in, i want to quit the fight ’ ‘ stay with me ’ ‘ tell her about it, tell her everything you feel ’ ‘ tell me how it is that you can sleep in the night without thinking you lost everything that was good in your life to the toss of the dice ’ ‘ tell me what it takes to let you go ’ ‘ tell me why can’t this be love? ’ ‘ tell me your troubles & doubts ’ ‘ the power of love is a curious thing ’ ‘ then i see you & everything’s alright ’ ‘ they could never tear us apart ’ ‘ things ain’t always what they seem ’ ‘ think of good tender things that we were working on ’ ‘ till now, i always got by on my own ’ ‘ too young to fall in love, guess we knew it all along ’ ‘ we are the youth gone wild ’ ‘ whatever you want, i’ll give it to you ’ ‘ what’s love got to do with it? ’ ‘ when i said that i love you i meant that i’ll love you forever ’ ‘ when i see you smile, i can face the world ’ ‘ where do we go now? ’ ‘ wherever you go, i’ll be with you ’ ‘ who knows how much further we’ll go on ’ ‘ why do we scream at each other? ’ ‘ words are like weapons, they wound sometimes ’ ‘ you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone ’ ‘ you feel so right & i could be wrong ’ ‘ you know i like my girls a little bit older ’ ‘ you know i’m a dreamer ’ ‘ you know there’s nowhere that i’d rather be than with you here today ’ ‘ you say i’m a dreamer, we’re two of a kind ’ ‘ you were the first to be the last ’ ‘ your love made me a prisoner, my heart’s been doing time ’ ‘ you’re all i need ’
What happens when the Gods and Goddesses go back to their own realms? Are they still like Gods and Goddesses of Erilea? Or will they need someone to replace them all? Because we know already that Mab became Deanna, so mortals can become Gods/Goddesses. And in EOS, Dorian mentioned that it seemed like more than just a coincidence that everyone in their group was blessed by different Gods. AND NOW I’M JUST PICTURING MY BABIES ALL BECOMING GODS SOMEONE HELP ME
Hi! I got a request for the pattern to my hummingbird, and I definitely think the world needs more hummingbirds in it, so I’m going to give it a go! Unfortunately, I did a lot of guesstimating as I went, so this is not the best pattern I’ve ever written up :-/. As usual, if anyone uses this pattern, please link back to my page, and also send me a picture! I’d love to see what people make!
I used a 3mm hook, and the pink and white were just scrap yarns I had lying around (probably Red Heart Super Saver). Frustratingly, I can’t find the green yarn that I used! I think maybe… when I bought it the lady kept the label when she wound it? (I am definitely outing myself as a yarn noob, I mostly buy the cheap stuff and getting it wound up like that was a new experience for me!)
If anyone recognizes it, help me out because I’d like to know too! It’s a very pretty green/brown that looks a bit glossy, frays easily, and is a little thinner than Red Heart Super Saver yarns…
Okay on to the pattern!
The idea behind the body is that I made a small dome for the head, then unevenly added increases to the back and decreases to the front to make the body arch backwards, then decrease so that it came back down to a point. For the color changes, I didn’t end up having it look perfectly smooth, but I just made the change each time as I saw it lining up. Also, I made mine a key chain, which is totally optional, the only thing I did was after starting the magic circle, I used the excess yarn to tie through the metal loop.
green yarn: 6 sc in a magic circle
green yarn: (1 sc, 1 inc) x 6 to make 12 stitches
green yarn: (2 sc, 1 inc) x 6 to make 18 stitches
green yarn: (3 scs, 1 inc) x 6 to make 24 stitches
green yarn: 24 sc
From here on out, almost all the rows have a color change in them - I just picked one side to be the front and always aligned the colors to each other, to me it didn’t matter if it was at the start of a row or in the middle, as long as the changes match up.
green: 13 sc, pink 11 sc (24 stitches)
green: 13 sc, pink 11 sc (24 stitches)
After these rows, it starts to feel a bit complicated, but again it was just increasing on the back and decreasing on the front to make the back sweep away from the head - I know that seems counterintuitive, but it’s just the way crochet works, it basically makes the tube shear instead of curve, if that makes sense. - I usually spaced each increase and decrease out with one sc in between.
decrease 2x on pink, 2x on sides, increase 3x on green, and have one more pink on each side (23 stitches total - 13 pink, 10 green)
decrease 2x on pink, 2x on sides, increase 3x on green, and have one more pink on each side (22 stitches total - 15 pink, 7 green)
white yarn same as pink row, increase 2x on green (24 stitches total - 15 white, 9 green)
at this point, i inserted two 6 mm safety eyes between the row of green and the first row of pink, about one stitch in from the start of the pink. I also just used a black sharpie marker to draw the black line at the green and pink division between the eyes. Here’s the head so far compared to a Google image search picture - the beak is just a toothpick that I’m using as a placeholder, I’ll put the stuff for the beak under the rest of the body pattern, but importantly, DON’T COMPLETE THE BODY BEFORE ADDING THE BEAK - Continuing with the body:
white same, increase 3x in green (27 stitches total - 15 white, 12 green)
white same, increase 3x in green (30 stitches total - 15 white, 15 green)
decrease 1 in white at the front (29 stitches total - 14 white, 15 green)
decrease 1 on each the side to make it more symmetric (i needed on in green, on in white (27 stitches total, 13 white, 14 green)
decrease 1 w on each side, (25 stitches total, 11 white, 14 green)
decrease 1 w on each side, (23 stitches total, 9 white, 14 green)
decrease 1 w on each side, inc 1 in green (22 stitches total, 7 white, 15 green)
decrease 1 white on each side (20 stitches total, 5 white, 15 green)
decrease 1 white on each side (18 stitches total, 3 white, 15 green)
decrease 3 green, crochet completely in green (12 stitches)
(1 sc, 1 dec) x6 to make 6 stitches
end in a point by skipping stitches until closed.
Okay, you should probably add the beak in around row 10ish, but I just kept all the body together for continuity. I experimented a bit with the beak, trying for different looks. Eventually I used a ~ 2in scrap of black yarn and painted 1 inch of it with clear nail polish so that it became stiff - I’m pretty sure there are better methods for stiffening yarn, but this worked ok for me. I then threaded the unstiffened bit into the piece and tied it tightly before stuffing.
^Wings (make two!):
These were tough, I will definitely admit that I didn’t get them to look quite even, and took terrible notes on how I managed it. One piece of advice is to make both before attaching, so that if they end up way too different, you can make a third and choose which it matches the most closely to!
6 foundation sc (foundation single crochets are great and look up a tutorial if you don’t know them, they changed my life!)
This got a bit weird: I turned the piece and then did 5 foundation sc perpendicular to the first 6 - basically instead of going back across the fsc’s after turning, I pulled a loop through the first stitch, then foundation sc’d and continued outward as if that was my first stitch…
This made that wide angled underside of the wings. Now each time I crocheted a row, I sort of messily hooked in the first row of fsc (the one that is perpendicular to the row you just made) until I couldn’t any longer… I’m sorry this isn’t the best explanation, but crochet is a magical wonderful art that is very lenient to fudging, so please go at it bravely!
turn, sc 6 (leave one off at the end)
turn, sc 5 (leave one off at the end)
turn, sc 4 (leave one off at the end)
turn, sc 3 (leave one off at the end)
turn, sc 2 (leave one off at the end)
I sewed the wings on at where the white met the green, attaching it at least several stitches so they weren’t too flimsy - for me the wings curl a bit but I suspect with different yarn or with some blocking they’d stand out straighter.
Similar deal with the tail as the wings I’m afraid - I fudged this a lot, and it isn’t symmetric, but when I sewed in onto the body I curved it around so that any asymmetry was basically hidden.
foundation sc 5
turn the piece and foundation sc 8 perpendicular to the first 5
10 rows of 8 hdc - the half double crochets make the more undulating shape, and each time I came to the other row of 5 I messily hooked them in, which is why the shape turned out slightly narrower at the top than at the bottom. The narrower top is what I wrapped around the point of the hummingbird body and sewed it on, again it was a bit curled but I think it looked better that way.
And that is it! I think the biggest thing is that with each part I didn’t aim too much for perfection, the body can be squished and the wings and tail aren’t perfect, but I think overall it gives it some character! Good luck, and please feel free to message me if you have questions on the pattern, I know this one is not the most straightforward…
I felt the need to make this because it’s ridiculous the amount of hate messages I’ve been getting along with my other DB buds. We fanfic writers, fan-artists, casual DB fans should not feel the need to “hide” or “keep a low profile” just because we LIKE Goku, or Gochi. And if you’ve been getting hate as a kakavege fan, vegebul or what ever ship/ character this implies too. ((Leave people to their corner and let them be happy))
***For the record yes, I understand nakama and goku’s sense of family. And guess what I STILL love Goku/ Gochi/ Son family. Ok :’)
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