i spent about a month on this

Shooting Stars

Rated: T
Word Count: 883
A/N: I started this in February and gave up half way through, then I saw the camping au thing and decided to finish it.

Kristoff let his eyes explore Anna’s form sitting in the camping chair beside him.  He knows he is in love with her, even though their relationship is still very new.  He has been pining over her since the day he first met her, when she was with someone else. 

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Where TF have I been? Let me tell you. Okay. Here is an update about me and life and why I probably won’t be able to reply to your message/ask/etc for a bit, lack of posts and probably no fic updates for a while.

So, most of you probably know that I had to have gall bladder surgery about a month ago and that it went awry and I was in the hospital for a week. After I got out I spent a few miserable days throwing​ together a poster session for my thesis and then went to a major conference in my career field to present it, which went remarkably well considering my mobility issues and the nausea from my pain meds (and that’s probably thanks to @moxieweed and all her help, amazing friend is amazing).

Anyway after getting back home I ended up back in the hospital almost immediately, this time for blood clots. Im still in the hospital, have been​ here since the 12th, may be here another week while the doctors try to get my anticoagulant meds figured out. They had to operate on my leg to get one of the clots out of the artery behind my knee and it went terribly bc apparently I am resistant to the most common anticoagulant. So now I have a bad leg I’m trying to relearn how to walk on and apparently I have an autoimmune disorder.

The bad things that go along with this are one: my thesis is not finished, graduation is on the 9th, so I have to take a credit for summer quarter and defend sometime late June/early July as opposed to, you know, being done. And two: the power cable for my laptop died about five days ago, leaving me with nothing but my phone and shitty hospital TV for entertainment. Some of my classmates are working on getting a new cord to me, hopefully soon.

So, that’s what is happening over here. Just fyi. Will hopefully update once I’m home with my poor lonely cat and not stuck here in this starch white hell of blood draws and mediocre food getting woken up five times a night. Hope y'all are well. Send fic recs.

Why is it that every time I watch a doll unboxing video on Youtube, I see someone complaining about homeless people, world hunger, etc. down in the comments? Do these people seriously think giving up on a hobby will make a difference? ‘You spent $500 on a doll? Shame on you. That would’ve fed a family of 4 for two months’. I’m not rich. I save every penny I got so I can afford a single doll only for you to come around and shit on my joy. Thanks a lot.


So, Queen of Mystery was the drama love of my life for the last two months, and I spent a good portion of it thinking, “How are they going to solve all this in ___ episodes???” Half of me loves the answer that they just don’t, but the other half of me is pulling out my hair. So freaking mad right now! But also not? Because the ending was so fitting for this drama. It wasn’t about the answers, it was about the characters and their wacky little (seriously violent) crime-filled neighborhood. I think that’s why I really hated all the Ha and Jung nonsense. It was so very not needed and basically just there to give Wan Seung a tragic past. Character-wise, I like where the show ended. Plot-wise, I just want to scream. I feel like it was a perfect set up for a second season, but there is clearly not going to be a second season and it’s like this giant tease and IT’S NOT FAIR! I want to see Seol Ok and Wan Seung pursue their feelings for each other. I want to see Wan Seung choose Seol Ok over Hyun Soo. I want to see who the real big bad is. I want to see Wan Seung’s father act like an actual human being. I want to see what Seol Ok’s family’s reaction was to her moving out. I want to see officer Hong fall in love. I want to see Kyung Mi and Captain Bae get married. I WANT TO SEE A SEASON 2.

Yesterday I didn’t cry at all. My friend took me out for a spa day. We had facials, went swimming, had lunch and sat in the sun. We talked about loads of things and even had hard conversations about Gabriel.

And not once did I cry. In fact I had a lovely day. It was probably the first time in over a month that I actually relaxed.

Until I laid down in bed. Before I realised, there were tears streaking down my face as I thought of my son and a wave a of guilt engulfed me. How could I of spent the day smiling when my baby wasn’t here?

My body ached with loss.

This morning the bereavement centre called me to confirm details for Gabriel’s funeral next week. I burst into tears as she hung up, yesterday feeling of calm being completely dismissed.

Sunday makes it a month.
It doesn’t seem possible.

jefefisher  asked:

About how long would you say a character design commission takes? And how much of that time is spent brainstorming? Love your work!

Hard to say! Usually I’d like to take as much time to brainstorm and finalize my initial ideas + the ideas provided by the commissioner. 

For example of Nekonayz’s character sheet it actually took me about a day to finalize my idea and turned it into a character sheet.

For Megandotjenner’s character sheet it took for 3 days. (I just love drawing armors so much lmao)

For Nola’s character sheet, which is already an existing character (i only designed the winter clothes), which took me nearly half a month or longer?? since I was quite indecisive about the silhouettes (and yet its my favorite design so far!)

It still depends on my schedule + health so the timing might have affected greatly. Honestly speaking, I have gotten used to this so character design is such a fun thing…! It doesn’t need to be practical all the time though (bitter laugh).

And thank you!

Jason Brinley surprised his wife by decorating their bedroom with 7,000 love letters. He spent months writing notes on Post-Its and arranging them on cardboard panels- which he used to cover the walls. Every note contains something he loves about her, like ‘I love that you put animals before people,’ and 'I love that you sing when you cook and no one else is around.’ Source

Scumbag Aunt ripped off my Grandma for years, I put my nose in her business and had the IRS financially ruin her.

This is going to be long, so TL; DR; Aunt screwed over my Grandma for years, I put my nose in her business, got parents wise on the fraud and eventually reported her to the IRS. The long dick of the IRS bankrupted her and her husband and now they are destitute and too old to work. 

This happened about 5 years ago. My Grandma was getting old, late 80s/early 90s. She had one wish, to not die in a senior home. Easily done as my Grandpa sold some assets way back when, then invested the money and let it ride for 30+ years; he never touched it and collected a pension.

Way back when my Grandpa died, (about 10 years before this), my Grandma appointed my dad, this shitty aunt and my uncle as the Trustees of the trust. Basically the trusted advisors for her and her care for the foreseeable future. All was well in the beginning, then my dad (Willy) moved further away and couldn’t take care of the day to day upkeep as the Trustee and to see that my grandma was ok. My aunt (Rebecca) told her that she and my uncle (Fred, who lived in Arizona) could take over and all would be fine. It was fine for a while.

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Hello everyone! As promised, I am here with a new 30-day challenge. It’s focused on introspection and geared towards self-exploration. But wait, there’s more! It’s designed for witches who are just starting out in their exploration of witchcraft. 

You can do this challenge regardless of your length of time practicing, but it’s likely to be most useful for people who still feel that they’re just getting started. I wanted to create this so that witches could answer it as they begin their Craft, then (hopefully) look back on it later and see how (and if) things have changed because of their magical work! 

it would be really great if those of you doing this would tag the posts with #rootsofcraft so I and other witches can read the responses easily, compare, and learn more about how diverse our community can be. As noted, I designed this to be highly introspective, and I do hope the questions inspire a lot of thought!

In a few days, once I’ve typed it up, I’ll be posting a second challenge, called Fruits of Your Craft, designed for those who consider themselves more experienced witches. 

Neither of these are really confined to any skill level or number of years/months spent practicing; it’s just a matter of how you, personally, feel about yourself. Do you feel that you’re beginning, or more experienced? So, feel free to do this, or the next one, based on that rather than the amount of time spent. 

Enjoy, and I look forward to reading responses to the questions!

Roots of Your Craft 30-Day Challenge

  1. Divination. Does it work? Would you use it? What do you think of those who do? Why?
  2. What do you think Magick actually is? What is the power or force behind witchcraft?
  3. How powerful do you believe Magick to be, and why?  
  4. What are your beliefs about ethics and morality? Do you think practicing witchcraft will change your views? If so, how?
  5. Do you plan to be open about witchcraft to people you know? Why or why not?  
  6. What kind of belief system were you raised with? Do you feel it suits you, or are you making a change?
  7. What was your earliest memorable exposure to the concept of witchcraft? How did it influence your interest in it?  
  8. Do you think you will work with or worship deities as part of your Craft? Why or why not?  
  9. Was there a tipping point that convinced you witchcraft was worth practicing? What influenced your desire to learn more and why are you learning about it?
  10. What kind of witch do you want to become?  
  11. What kind of witch do you believe you will become?
  12. What do you think your life will be like in five years, magically speaking?
  13. What worries you most about learning witchcraft? What might be a risk?
  14. What excites you most about learning witchcraft? What might be a reward?
  15. If you could list one thing that you hope to gain from practicing witchcraft, what would it be?
  16. Which of the four classical elements best describes you at the beginning of your journey? (Earth, Wind, Air, or Fire)
  17. If you’ve practiced spellcraft, what was the experience of casting your first spell like? If you’ve not yet cast one, what do you think your first spell will be and why?
  18. Are there any witches or magicians in fiction or history that you particularly admire? Why or why not?
  19. If you were to think of your beginnings in witchcraft as a certain color, what color would it be and why?  
  20. What are your general thoughts about newer magical traditions such as pop culture spells, and technowitchery?
  21. What are your general thoughts about older magical traditions such as rune Magick, kabbalah and esoteric eastern traditions?
  22. Do you think that tradition is important in witchcraft? Why or why not?
  23. What role do you think dreams play in magical life, if any? Why or why not?
  24. Are you more aligned with chaos or order in terms of the Magick you have or will practice? What do you think Magick itself is more aligned with?
  25. Curses. Do they work? Would you use them? What do you think of those who do? Why?
  26. Blessings and protective Magick. Do they work? Would you use them? What do you think of those who do? Why?
  27. Do you have an affinity with an animal or type of animal? What does it mean to you? If you don’t, but had to have one, what do you think it would be?
  28. Do you think that there is any potential in utilizing certain ritual places or “ley-lines” between ritual places? Why or why not?
  29. What role does the archetype of death play in magic to you, if any? Why or why not?
  30. What do you think of practicing magic in a group setting? What about practicing alone? Why?

spent some quality time with my bullet journal! wasn’t able to do much journaling during april because i was sick for a majority of the month :< reaching the last two weeks of school (lecture-wise, i still have finals!!) so im trying to make each day count because i don’t want to have to worry that much about finals! still got a few assignments to finish up i.e. research paper and group presentations but feeling a little more at ease since the semester is ending. sending cheers to all of you reaching the end of the semester! make each day count! 

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The Brain Scoop
Wolves can be… Coy

Wolves and humans have a prehistoric relationship - and it’s complicated, to say the least. Between the 1600s and the mid 1960s, nearly every wolf in the lower 48 states was completely wiped out; the eradication of wolves was largely encouraged by government-issued bounties and extermination programs, carried out by farmers and ranchers who saw wolves as threats to their livestock and families.

But after the gray wolf received protection by the Endangered Species Act in1974 and populations started once again spreading across the United States, a funny thing began happening. The wolves - unable to find and therefore breed with other wolves due to scarcity of individuals - ended up breeding with coyotes instead.

And now, there exists a huge amount of confusion about some of these populations; wolves and coyotes are hybridizing at a rate faster than can be detected through scientific studies or can be managed by wildlife conservation laws and programs. How much DNA of an endangered species does an organism need to have before we consider it endangered itself? How can we enforce laws and regulations to manage - or restrict management - of population growth? 

We spent four months working on this video and it’s the most comprehensive episode we’ve ever made for The Brain Scoop. We even got the grossometer back in there. I hope you like it- and please do share! 

cause of death: au fics where lance spends months gushing to shiro about this beautiful emo boy he’s stupidly pining over, only for keith to show up one day and start talking with shiro like it’s no big deal, and lance is really confused over how they know each other only for it to suddenly dawn on him that kEITH IS SHIRO’S BROTHER AND HOLY SHIT HE’S JUST SPENT THE PAST 6 MONTHS CONSISTENTLY RANTING TO  SHIRO  ABOUT HOW MUCH HE WANTS TO HOLD HANDS AND MAKE OUT WITH HIS LITTLE BROTHER RIP HIS SOUL

A way to always have money by the end of the month

Back when I made a post about how to best save/spend money I forgot to give the best advise I have.

After you’ve paid your rent and bills and possibly put a bit of money in your savings, divide the money you have left with the number of days until your next paycheck. It will tell you how much money you can use in a day and is the surest way to still have money by the end of the month.

In my case it was 1000dkk/30 days = 33dkk in a day (about 4 USD). Not a lot of money, but I didn’t spent money every day, so the next day I could spend 66dkk and so on.

As long as you never spend more than you’re “allowed”, you’ll always have extra money by the end of the month.

Of course, accident and unexpected bills happen, but that’s why it’s always a good idea to put a bit of money away every month if possible.

I have more money now (like, enough to have internet on my phone *GASP!* and eat other stuff besides oatmeal *GASPGASP!!*), but I still use this system because no matter how much money you have you’re always in danger of running out by the end of the month.

remember my love when we’re apart by tiedbows

my ultimate sheith playlist (equal parts tender and emo)

the postal service - such great heights // fall out boy - sugar, we’re going down // the boxer rebellion - if you run // run river north - shiver (cover) // shawn mendes - never be alone // vance joy - fire and the flood // little green cars - the john wayne // ruelle - war of hearts // the cab - intoxicated // dashboard confessional - hands down // no doubt - running // run river north - somewhere // gavin degraw - belief // bon iver - skinny love // howie day - collide // of monsters and men - king and lionheart // snow patrol - set the fire to the third bar // coldplay - in my place // the fray - look after you // relient k - must have done something right // bleachers - i wanna get better // the all-american rejects - there’s a place // daft punk - something about us // angels & airwaves - saturday love // brandon flowers - crossfire // keane - somewhere only we know // rudimental - lay it all on me (feat. ed sheeran) // utada hikaru - hikari // coldplay - violet hill // run river north - seven

Last year was all peaches, and strawberries, and you. This year I’m trying to lose myself in the sweetness of mangoes, the tang of citrus. See I’ve spent this year learning about the meaning of flowers and wondering when I stopped being able to use my words. When everything turned into a string of metaphors that leads me back to your mouth. So maybe the butterflies are hatching, and we’re all so susceptible to the power of pollen that when allergy season starts, we’re all falling in love again. And maybe winter blues don’t feel lonely because they echo back your name, but the warm months do because it’s the time of the year I didn’t get to have you. So I’m out grocery shopping, and I’m forming poems about how I don’t know if your mouth tasted like strawberries or if strawberries taste like your mouth but either way, I can’t stomach them anymore. I’m weighing mangoes. I’m zesting oranges over my cuts. I’m planting 98¢ roses and hoping they’ll bloom where our love couldn’t.
—  MANGO SEASON, angelea l.
Here we go again..................

That MTV interview with the photographer was a well written piece of propaganda for “Bare with me”, basically saying that love is love, and it is beautiful in all forms. The stuff about Lauren and Lucy was all propaganda to prop up the narrative.

The photographer and the wardrobe lady were only saying what they were advised to say. LIES! (though the wardrobe lady decided to fuck the narrative a bit with the “sisterly and maternal connection”) Management did the same thing with DWTS. Val was advised to lie about when and where he had his first meet up with Normani for DWTS. They had been rehearsing for days before that Houston Rodeo, yet they wanted to push the narrative to the general public that the girls were in on the surprise, and helped introduce Mani to her dance partner. Why? To show how much they support her decision to do her own thing.

My point is, they (management) have no problem getting outside forces, other than the girls, to help sell their narrative. The ladies who did that photo-shoot with Lauren and Lucy are no different. Why have the photographer say what she said? They needed someone, other than Lauren or Lucy, to confirm that Laucy was real, to prove that Camren wasn’t. That one interview killed three birds with one stone. It confirmed Laucy, destroyed Camren, then destroyed Laucy, all at the same damn time. Brilliant actually.

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I think all of Harry’s fans, whatever they believe his love life to be like, owe him the decency to listen to his album when it comes out, without preconceptions about what he should be saying, is not allowed to say, or how he wants to express it.

He has made a very personal record, and in my opinion he’s being brave in the way he sends it out into the world. I hope we can all shut up for a minute and listen to it. You know, let the music speak for itself for at least one round, before we all come back here and fight about the lyrics. These guys spent months working on melodies, song structure, drum sounds, tunings, should we add more vocals here or a piano there… Don’t get me wrong, I expect some lyrics that will make me feel disillusioned, but I believe I owe him a few spins of that dramatic white vinyl that I ordered.

It’s a vulnerable thing, music. I feel what we shouldn’t do, is attack this album like a pack of wolves, pulling a piece of bloody meat out of the hands of the makers to rip it to shreds.

Theories (Peter Quill)

Pairing: Peter Quill x OC

Warnings: None…tiny, tiny spoiler for Vol. 2

A/N: This might be complete crap, but I desperately needed to write some Quill. I hammered this out earlier this morning and just did a quick edit, no rewriting. But hopefully it’s post worthy! I think a second part is in order? xD

Originally posted by despairingfever

The sound of bickering voices drifted back from the cockpit, making me roll my eyes. I lowered the manuscript I was flipping through.

“Will you two morons cut it out already?” I hollered. I waited a beat, but the arguing went on. Probably hadn’t even heard me. Anyways, it wasn’t my job to break up the idiotic pissing contest that went on between Rocket and anyone he met. Or at the moment, Drax.

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I suppose one of the reasons why this whole “Dwarves don’t ever farm or grow/raise their own food” thing started is because Dwarves are mountain people, and there aren’t real mountains in Britain for reference. Growing up in Germany and first learning about agriculture as a little child, the area that had the overwhelming focus was the Alps… despite living half a country away from said Alps. I forgot most of the details but I’m sure we spent at least half a year learning about cattle and plant industry up in the mountains, and really every mountain region I know of has its own flourishing industry, the exceptions being mountain regions that just don’t have anyone living in them in the first place. So yeah, especially in a possibly volcanic region such as Erebor might be farming would be the obvious thing to do. Also goats are a thing. And livestock gets kept inside during the cold months anyway so there’d be no issue keeping them inside the mountain either. It’s been years and still this “Dwarves don’t provide their own food” makes zero sense to me

can we talk about phil’s “i spent the majority of 2016 with another person” comment?

i know this has been discussed to the death but like…after a day of extreme stress and hitting obstacle after obstacle (remember how they thought they wouldn’t be able to perform the internet is here since dan lost his voice?), the world suddenly opens up and hands phil this–the highest of all highs, the greatest honor of the night. creator of the year. but he’s so utterly selfless that he can’t just not mention the man who’s stood so solidly by him throughout those past 11 months, not to mention the past 7 years. phil’s finally being recognized for the thing he’s put his heart and soul into for 10 years, for something that was once a hobby, then just the tail of a dream, and now it’s his entire life but still some people don’t understand how it’s actually a job?? he may have achieved so much, but it’s still an uphill climb.

and yet. and yet he chooses to share the award he so rightly deserves with that boy who left comment after comment, tweet after tweet, endless notes of encouragement until phil finally chose to take the plunge and talk to him. dan may or may not know it, but phil probably saw those comments before he ever really interacted with dan and they may have been some of the only things keeping him going when he may have wanted to quit. but in replying to dan, he opened up a new world for the both of them, a world of uncharted paths and slippery terrain, but he couldn’t have found a better person to cross those deep dark oceans with. phil’s built his life around dan. and he can’t even imagine not sharing this award with him because dan has been just as integral to his youtube career as he has been to dan’s. and you know what? i think that’s absolutely beautiful.