i use a good amount of these already

ok i’m going to tell you a story about the time i had to find a tampon at one of my 1989 shows so if you don’t like stories about sanitary products turn your mother effing camera off now

so it was the first show in adelaide and my friends i had been at the venue for a while and when we were waiting in line just about to go through the doors i just got that #feeling you know, that #periodintuition when you just… know you should get some backup, as i will put it

and i was just like ‘ok well we’re about to go inside so i guess i’ll just get a tampon from a dispenser in the bathroom’ and honestly in an ideal world that would have been the end of this story, but do u know what? this isn’t an ideal world. birds chirp too early in the morning and ppl don’t use their turn signals and THE ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE DOES NOT GIVE A FUCK ABOUT MY SANITARY NEEDS.

i went to two bathrooms and none of them had these dispensers and it’s right before the show so this whole process of lining up for the bathroom has already taken a good amount of time so it’s getting to the point when i’m like…. enough is enough. i find a nice looking staff member (whose name, it turns out, was june) and i ask her if any of the bathrooms have tampon dispensers. june walked me into a corner as if the world was ending and says, in the most concerned voice i’ve ever heard, ‘oh dear. oh my poor girl i don’t think they do.’

i’m just thinking ‘this is literally december in the year of our lord 2015, june, why do you hate women’ but i didn’t say that bc june was actually a very nice lady and i just had a feeling that she was not personally responsible for the lack of tampon dispensers in the facility.  then june says to me ‘go to the cloakroom. say i sent you’. 

so i show up at the cloakroom and i’m just like ‘hello i’m jess. this is weird but a lady name june said you would have some tampons here’. cloakroom lady smiles at me pityingly, reaches into a draw, and pulls out a sanitary napkin bigger than my face. like i’m not exaggerating, i have never seen anything bigger than this thing. i should have asked for an extra one to protect my mum’s car when it rains. they probably used them after the show to cover taylor’s catwalk during transport.

cloakroom lady shoves the World’s Largest Pad in a plastic bag tries to discreetly give it to me, as if we are exchanging hard drugs at a taylor swift concert, which i think would be a good business plan btw, and i make my merry way to a bathroom stall to try and do some civil engineering to make this thing wearable.

5 mins after this, i’ve reunited with my friends, taylor nation upgrades us and i’m dancing in the soundbooth with a pad the size of the continent of antarctica in my underwear. 

Happy Hour

Originally posted by littlepawz

Yesterday was very productive. So, I present drunken handsy Leonard, I hope I did it justice.

3,950 word(s) of drunk handsy Leonard, and it ends with smut.

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You were running late. You were the last to finish your shift that day. Jim and Leonard had suggested a final night out before heading out on another long space mission. You had tried to turn them down, several times. You weren’t that big of a drinker, and honestly, you just wanted to sleep. You finally had to relent; it was the only way to get any relief from their constant begging for you to join them.

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Ass ID

Genre: smut, fluff.

Summary: Phil and dan run into each other at the grocery store and phil recognizes dan as his favorite pornstar via his ass

Word Count: 1.5k+

Warnings: none that I can thinking of? Cursing?? As per usual. A small moment where phil thinks dan wants to stop?

Ass ID :

“Please, god please Phil, yes, you fuck me so good! Hmph, god love your cock, so good to me.”

4 hours earlier ;

“Cereal, milk, brea- oomph!” I stumble back and quickly grab the closest thing to me which happens to be a boy about my age, steadying us both. He looks familiar and I cock my head to the side, not so subtly checking him out, where do I know him from?

“I’m so sorry! I wasn’t looking at where I was going.” He smiles, deep dimples digging into his cheeks and god, I know those dimples. Fuck, he’s so cute.

Without thinking, I stick my hand out, “Phil, sorry for running into you.” I feel my face heat up a little as he puts his hand in mine.

“Dan.” He turns around, spotting a loaf of bread on the floor behind him and bending down to grab it, and that’s when it clicks. If you had asked me two weeks ago, that’s I’d be recognizing my favorite porn star from his ass, I would have laughed in your face. But here I am, in the grocery store next to the star of all my wank fantasies, DanIsNotATop. Jesus Christ, only I could end up in this situation.

He straightens up and turns to me with a smirk, “Like what you see?”

I blush furiously, “I’m so sorry, this isn’t at all what I’m like, uh, I- nevermind, I’ll just be going now.” I quickly turn around and head in the opposite direction of the bread, great.

“Hey! Wait up!” I curse my luck as Dan catches up to walk next to me.

“Excuse me if this is forward, but you’re hot and I’m free all day.” I gaped at him, mouth opening and closing like a fish out of water.

The dimpled boy blushes, “Yeah, that was probably weird, I mean, we’re in the middle of a grocery store for god’s sake. Sorry, I’m a little too forward for my own good sometimes.” I’m so shellshocked that it seems my brain and mouth have stopped communicating and the words fall out of my mouth before I can think it through.

“Not surprising with your profession, I’m sure you gain a lot of confidence for that kind of stuff, what with everyone wanting to fuck you all the time.” My eyes almost pop out of their sockets, and I’m internally wishing for god to come and take me, for the ground to swallow me up, maybe even aliens abducting me would suffice. Of all the reactions, I do not expect Dan to start hysterically laughing.

“Oh my god! Well yeah I guess you’re right, aren’t you? So you watch me?” I nod dumbly, too surprised to even form words, probably a good thing at this point.

“Just have one question…when you say ‘everyone’ wants to fuck me, does that include you?” He’s looking up at me through thick, dark eyelashes and I’m swallowing before speaking up,

“Well, I mean, yes? Who wouldn’t wanna fuck you?” He giggles and I’m instantly endeared,

“There are a few people I can only hope don’t want to have sex with me, for example, my grandma.”

“Oh my god, Dan! That’s disgusting! Why is that the first example you think of?!” I let out a roaring laugh, my tongue poking out between my teeth and my hand coming up to cover my mouth.

When our laughter dies down he takes a step closer, getting into my personal space and whispering in my ear, “Offer still stands, if you aren’t secretly my grandma.”

I hum, “I guess I’ll just spend my night alone baking cookies then, too bad, I’d really thought this disguise would get me through.”

We giggle and I place my hand on his hip, traveling slowly to his back pocket and drawing out his phone before typing my number in, “Text me your number.” He does and I send him my address.

Leaning in till my lips brush against his ear as I begin to talk, breath hot and heavy, “7pm, don’t be late, princess.” I slip my tongue out to lick at the shell of his ear, watching goosebumps arise and feeling him shiver under my hands. I pull back, wink, and turn and walk towards the bread.

Current time ;

So that’s how I ended up in bed with the idol of my sexual delusions, being straddled by thick thighs, cock absolutely throbbing in my boxers. We had both already stripped to nothing but our boxers, or well, panties for dan. “Good god, Dan, you’re so hot for me, babe, gonna let me have you, yeah?” He nods eagerly into our kisss.

“Please, phil, touch me I want you to stretch me, please.”

“Mm, yes baby ‘course, c’mon let’s get you you out of those panties.” I flip us over, pulling off the black lace in one quick motion as dan lifts his hips up, before reaching for the lube lying next to me and popping the cap. Squirting a copious amount onto my fingers and warming it up between them, I kiss dan passionately distracting him from my hand wandering to his sex. I swirl my index finger around his rim before pushing in slowly, letting him adjust before thrusting it into him.

After a bit of stretching, I begin to search for his prostate, crooking my fingers at a different angle at every entrance to him, until I found it, well at least I think I do, since Dan lets out a series of pornstar moans (funnily enough) and pushed his ass back onto my fingers.

“Take me, I’m ready I promise, I swear it phil lease take me I’m begging you please!” Who could deny that? Certainly not me.

“I got you, baby, I’m gonna take real good care of you, don’t you worry.” I shed my briefs, grabbing the condom package next to me and ripping it open clumsily, about to roll it onto myself when dan’s hand comes up to catch my wrist, effectively halting my movements.

I look up, my eyebrows scrunching together. Did he want to stop? Before I can ask he shyly looks up at me, “Wanna do it.” I nod and hand over the condom, moving my hips closer to him so he can grasp my thickness, slowly pumping me before rolling the condom onto my shaft, grabbing the lube bottle, slathering it onto my length, and guiding my to his entrance. I push into the confining heat of him, groaning at the right grip, hovering over him, and breathing hot shallow breaths onto his sweat glistening neck.

“So good for me Dan, taking me so well, huh? Look at you, so nice. Such a pretty boy you are, princess.” A loud whimper escapes him, before he’s grinding back onto my cock.

“I’m good, I’m so good, you can move, move please please,” he rambles into my ear, pushing his onto into my hips, making my breathing stutter in pleasure. I pull out till only my cock head is inside him, before for slowly pushing back inside, watching his hole stretch so filthily around my thick rod, like I’ve daydreamed oh so many times before.

“So good on my cock, god, you’re so tight around me, fuck, dan shit,” I pull out, only to slam in a again and again, setting a hard and fast pace and angling my hips to slam into his prostate repeatedly, his legs wrapped tightly around my waist, face in the crook of my neck, fingernails absolutely tearing up my back, and groans falling shamelessly from both our mouths.

“Please, god please Phil, yes, you fuck me so good! Hmph, god love your cock, so good to me.” I can feel him tightening around my shaft, can physically feel him approaching orgasm, pushing me along as well. “C-close, phil, gonna cu-cum.”
I reach between us to fist his swollen cock, alerting him to my similar state, I’m losing pattern, heat pooling in my abdomen, before I feel Dan clench around me so fucking tight, my hips stutter and I can hear dan yelling his release as I spill into the condom, thrusting shallowly to ride out our orgasms.

“So fucking good, better than I ever imagined.” Dan giggles breathlessly, swatting my slick chest playfully as I gently pull out of him, careful not to hurt him, tie off the condom, tossing it into the bin, and falling onto my back beside dan. Our breathing synchronizes, sweat and cum drying uncomfortably on our naked bodies, and yet dan rolling over onto my chest, curling into my side, his arm draped around my midsection.

“This ok? I don’t usually get to like, uhm, cuddle? After sex I mean, so yeah sorry if this is weird, yeah.” I wrap my arm around him, holding him to my side when I feel him start to extract himself out of embarrassment.

“Shh, gonna sleep, yeah? S’nice. You’re warm.” And something feels right, as dan shifts to get more comfortable and then lays his head on my chest, his hair tickling my chin, legs tangled with my own. Something feels right, and I have a little feeling this won’t be the last time I find myself with an armful of tan skin and warm brown eyes.

anonymous asked:

Hey there! I just wanted to ask if you maybe know what wind chimes are used for and what their purpose is? I mean in magickal terms.. hope you have a lovely day )o(

Hey back! Sorry this took so long, I didn’t see it!

Wind chimes are good for multiple things within witchcraft. Including:

  • Cleansing: Open a window after cleaning your space, hang a wind chime out of the window, and let the wind and the sounds from the chime give your space fresh and clean energy.
  • Harnessing Energy: You can also use wind chimes to harness the wind’s energy when doing spells. This is particularly effective when doing weather magick or for spoonie witches who already have a very limited amount of energy to begin with.
  • Wind Chime Spells: There’s also heaps of wind chime specific spells out there! Here’s a few to get you started!

Wind Chime Spell for Home Blessing
Spell by Ellen Dugan from the book “Elements of Witchcraft”.  
Say this prayer as you hang your wind chimes outside after you have blessed them and empowered them with your intentions for home protection and good luck:
“Magickal wind chimes, now be for me a charm for good luck and prosperity. As the chimes ring out, a spell they’ll weave, all dread and negativity now must leave! By the power of the sylphs and faeries, as I do will it, so now it shall be.”

Wind Chime Spell for Bringing Good News to Your Door
From “Magical Spells For Your Home” by Ann-Marie Gallagher.  

For this spell, you will bless your Wind Chimes at your altar, calling upon Athena - Goddess of Communication and then hang them outside your front door.  

You will need three feathers, some yellow ribbon, lavender oil and a yellow candle.

Put some lavender scented essential oil in an oil burner with some water, light a yellow candle and say:
“Athena, Goddess of Communication, Empower and bless my spell to bring good news to my door,with the swiftness of a bird in flight, Good fortune to ensure.”

Using one length of ribbon, tie the first feather securely to any thread of the wind chime and say:
“Happy news, find your way to my home, begin today!”

Tie the second feather to another thread of the chime with ribbon and say:
“Bright music, sacred sound. Evil here is never found.”

Tie the third feather to another thread of the chime with ribbon and say:
“Lucky Breeze, happy din. Summon light to flow within.”

Hang your wind chime over your front door or on your front porch near the door where breeze or wind will frequently stir it to action.

Air Blessing Protection Wind Chimes
Found at Pebble’s Spiritual Cave, as well as different variations on the spell using the same prayer on a couple other websites as well.  

Find, make, or buy a new set of wind chimes. Before you hang them up, charge them and empower them with protection using the following spell. Place the chimes on your altar and see them in their still and motionless state. Wave your hand or wand over them, visualizing bright white light flowing into the chimes until they are glowing with power.  Say:

“Wind Chimes, Spell Rhymes, Spell Chimes, Wind Rhymes, Air Primes, Spell Chimes, Nine times Nine”

Hold them up in front of you and blow on them or sway them to activate the ringing and activate the spell. Hang them outside and visualize the sounds reflecting the white light around them, driving away negativity and attracting positive energy.

Hope this was useful!


where are my fuckton of “coran accidentally stays transformed as a baby small/child for a indeterminate amount of time and everyone else must step up to the plate of makeshift parenthood” fics i mean come on people it happened in canon and if it was any other character there would probably already be a fuckton of those fics too like i’m literally begging you, i just want some good clean humor with all the paladins and allura trying to become parents for the kid that used to be their space uncle

Useful tip for new witches!

Shoutout to all the new/baby witches out there from a fellow baby witch. Don’t freak out about buying wooden boxes or trying to find little canisters to store dried herbs/crystals. I couldn’t find any good boxes until I went home and organized my various teas and it hit me! Tea tins! We all drink copious amounts of tea, and the tins are perfect (once empty) for storing dried herbs. Most definitely been discovered already, but it just occurred to me tonight, so I wanted to share.

For Everyone Starting Their Weight Loss Plans Tomorrow

1- Make sure that you

  • Have accurate weight / measurements recorded [make sure you weigh yourself early, after you use the bathroom and before you eat breakfast]
  • Think about what meals you want to eat for the day.
  • Start meal prepping for the week [if you have time, cook them, if not, just write them down]
  • Pick a time when you will be done eating for the day [mines will be 7PM]
  • Pick a cheat day [if you want one]
  • Pick a “weigh in day” [ don’t weigh yourself everyday, you will stress yourself out, weight fluctuates every 24 hours or so]
  • Go food shopping
  • Download a fitness / health / weight tracker app on your phone [make sure everyday that your pedometer is turned on, it will count your steps, calories burned and miles went. ] (if you have a Samsung Galaxy you should have the SHealth Fitness app)

2- Some Helpful Tips From Me

  • Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise EVERY SINGLE DAY
  • Buy Vanilla Protein Powder [I use a small amount of it as a replacement for sugar / artificial sweeteners in my smoothies]
  • DON’T WORRY ABOUT COUNTING CALORIES [to me it’s tedious and as long as you watch your serving sizes, sodium intake and know that what you’re eating is already super healthy, then you are good!]
  • If you don’t have a set workout plan go on Youtube. There are so many long / short workout videos, create a playlist.
  • KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Do not feel bad that you cannot do certain moves or do something for too long. That should inspire you to want to build your stamina and endurance.
  • Set small goals. Instead of 100 pounds this year, aim for 2 pounds a week / 8 -10 pounds a month. 
  • Plan your workouts according to time. 


Please do not stress yourself out over a single thing because you will end up wanting to quit if things get overwhelming. Trust me, I know. It’s happened to me like 100 times. Some of these things cannot be done by everyone, whether it be lack of money or lack of time or even motivation. The #1 issue I have is that I feel like I’m not doing enough so I end up stopping. Some days will be better than others, do not let 1 bad day or 2 or even 3, be the reason you give up. Lastly, please remember that the idea / task of weight loss is MORE MENTAL THAN PHYSICAL. Whenever you get lazy, just think about every single day you’re uncomfortable. Think about how you’ve been trying to change for years.  Think about new clothes, the amount of energy and the new confidence and all of the new things you’ll be able to experience this year simply because you feel better about yourself…

I’d really appreciate it if you guys tagged me in your posts/ blog entries about your progress for the next few months… I’m giving out tips and advice but I myself need motivation…..


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Dear brothers and sisters,

As you are all probably aware, the drought situation in Somalia right now is beyond description. Children, men, women and livestock are dying due to lack of access to food and water. Moreover, March is the hottest and driest month of the year in Somalia, only adding to the dire need right now. The prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said: “Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.“ (Tirmidhi, 589)

We are raising funds in the hopes that Allah subhana wa ta’aala places barakah in it and makes it of benefit to those who need it most. As we know, giving sadaqah has countless benefits, including that it does not detract anything from the one who gives it.

“And whatsoever you spend of anything (in Allah’s Cause), He will replace it. And He is the Best of providers.” [Saba’: 39]

The prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said: “Charity does not decrease wealth.” (Muslim, 2588)

Those who spend their wealth (in Allah’s cause) by night and day, in secret and in public, they shall have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. (Baqarah: 274)

So what is stopping us from giving? Let us pause in our lives of comfort and privilege and, firstly, make sincere du’aa that Allah alleviates the pain and suffering of our brothers and sisters. Secondly, let us reach into our pockets and give what we can. Perhaps you are thinking “I already gave”, but is there a limit to good? Do not underestimate what you can give, every dollar makes a difference. Any amount you give, you will be rewarded for. Imagine the joy and relief of the mother whose child you help nourish. A child who likely walked miles and miles in search of food and water, and still with no relief in sight.

For this fundraiser, our plan is to raise as much money as possible and distribute it to different areas in Southern and Northern Somalia affected by the drought, particularly the more rural areas. The amount of areas we can send to is dependent on how much is raised. We are working with trusted people (rather than agencies) who will use the money to buy clean drinking water, staple food items and any other necessities and distribute it fairly among those in need. This will include trucks filled with clean drinking water that will be driven from village to village.

To keep this as transparent as possible and to help you feel confident that your money is going to the right people, we will be sending email updates to all donors, communicating how much has been raised and taking pictures of all receipts (of funds we forward to Somalia) and closely following up with those entrusted to do the job. We have opted to use e-transfers and PayPal rather than GoFundMe so that every dollar given reaches its target inshaa’Allaah.

To donate, please send e-transfers to: somaliadrought2017@gmail.com
OR send through PayPal using the same email address if you are outside Canada

Also, whether or not you donate, PLEASE forward this message to all of your contacts, both local and international. Raise as much awareness as you can! Barakallaahu feekum for ALL of your support and may Allah سبحانه و تعالى place barakah in all of your affairs.


Samsam Hersi & Umalkhayr Suleiman
Ottawa, Canada

10th Jumaad ath-thaani 1438 // March 9th, 2017

Otherwise Engaged

A fluffy drabble for OTP Day, with much kudos and credit to @otterandterrier for coming up with the idea for said rad holiday!

To be honest, the events of the last half-hour were something of a blur to Ron Weasley.

He had asked, she had tackled him, there had been a fair amount of snogging (on the floor, where they landed), there had been some laughter and a few tears, quite a bit more snogging, and then her overflowing excitement and need to talk about the engagement had dragged them up to their current position on the sofa in their flat: him, still experiencing the aftershocks of deeply-desired success, and her, mind and mouth running a mile a minute with eager planning.

She said yes. SHE SAID YES. To me. Ron Weasley. Actual Ron bloody Weasley. For forever!

The wonderful, almost-improbable chorus seemed to be running in a loop in his head, pushing out any other rational thought. Of course, he hadn’t expected her to say no, exactly, but… still. The release of several months of compounded nerves - and the warm, sweet-smelling lapful of freshly-minted fiancée - made it fairly hard to focus and he forced himself to pay better attention.

“Maybe I should call them?” Hermione was saying. “But it’d be so much more fun to tell them in person! It is getting late, though, and they usually turn in early. We could go over tomorrow, before going to the Burrow,” she chattered happily.

Ron’s face already felt sore from the amount of smiling he had done in the past thirty minutes, and watching Hermione’s enthusiasm was doing nothing to relieve it. “Yeah, definitely we can. But just so you know, I’ve already told them.”

Hermione looked up at him in confusion. “What? How?”

“No, I mean talked with them before. Before I asked you,” Ron clarified.

 Hermione stared at him. “You did?” she asked blankly.

“Well, yeah. Not to ask permission or anything,” he explained hastily, trying desperately to remember, through his happy haze, the particulars of several heated diatribes he had heard Hermione deliver to various unsuspecting and ill-advised individuals who had tried to condescendingly educate her on “traditional” wizarding family values. “I know you’re your own person and you’re not anyone’s, er, cattle.

“Chattel,” she corrected instinctively. “But actually, it amounts to about this same thing.”

“Right. Anyway, your parents. They’ve been pretty good about… well, about us, and about me, considering. My family already considers you family, and I thought your parents should know that they’d be family, too. I wanted them to know what was going on and, uh, hopefully be happy about it,” he finished uneasily as she continued to stare. Oh sweet Merlin’s pants, he knew he wasn’t completely up on muggle customs - had he committed some kind of inexcusable blunder? “Was that mphfk…”

Any further temporizing was forcefully cut off by Hermione’s lips, applied forcefully in one of his very favorite ways. She pulled back after a few moments, still gripping the front of his shirt tightly in her balled fists.

“You wanted my parents to feel included; you know how much that means to me,” she said wonderingly, looking at him with watery eyes. “And you remember what I said to that miserable harpy!”

“‘Course I do. She looked like she swallowed a dungbomb, it was wicked.” He eyed her carefully. “So that was an OK thing to do?”

“More than OK. It was lovely.”

Ron barked out a laugh. “Actually, it was bloody terrifying,”

Hermione smiled at him knowingly. “So,” she began archly, “do I get the pleasure of announcing this at all, or does everyone else already know?”

“Well, George knows, because he saw the ring box. Long story,” he added darkly. Hermione lips twitched at the look on his face. “And I might have mentioned it to Harry. But they only knew it was going to happen eventually. They didn’t know about it happening now.”

“Harry!” she exclaimed, jumping up and tugging on his arm. “We’ve got to tell Harry first. I think he and Ginny were going out tonight, do you think they’re home?

Ron tipped his head back and forth exaggeratedly, pretending to consider. “Mmmm, maybe. You know Ginny likes to drag him out dancing. Better give it a bit, just to make sure.” He let Hermione pull him up, wrapping his arms around her body tightly. ”In the meantime, I think we’ve got a bit more celebrating to do, if you’d care to follow me?” he asked, inclining his head toward their bedroom and wiggling his eyebrows suggestively.

Hermione shook her head at his cheesiness, but the smile she gave him was genuine. “Yes, I will.”

Ron grinned. “I’m never going to get tired of hearing you say that.”

darantei replied to your photoset “Salted caramel sauce ������ As an added bonus I had just enough left…”

I thought you couldn’t have dairy? What is the caramel made of?

(Don’t worry I saw the rest of you comment I just can’t get multi-reply to work <3)

I have been given the green light to start reintroducing fresh dairy into my diet as I’m not allergic to casein or whey, so I can have small amounts and see if I have the symptoms of lactose intolerance. I still can’t have fermented dairy because those are fairly high in sulfites, so anything like cheese or yogurt is still out.

Can you eat coconut? I’ve made a cracking good caramel sauce using coconut milk for a friend who is all kinds of dairy intolerant (It’s extra sweet cause coconut milk is sweet, and if you use coconut sugar it’s so sweet my eyes screw shut so I quickly made it into salted coconut caramel sauce lol). I could look it out for you? Unless you’ve already tried that and didn’t like it, in which case I will take myself off on a mission to make good dairy free caramel. 

Late Night Getaway - Vernon Scenario (Fluff)

admin k: this took a while but I actually loved the scenario request and enjoyed writing ti so I hope it lives up to your expectation. xoxo

word count: 3.3k

genre: fluff

pairing: vernon x reader

Originally posted by sneezes

(why….is he so cute like tf?? my boyfriend) ^^

“Three months in Seoul, Korea, are you ready?” Your friend, Hannah. She had a warm smile as she was packing away and turned her head to the side to you, in wait for an answer.

“Yeah. Ready as I’ll ever be.”  

“That’s the answer I want to here.” You laughed. You had finished packing first and was waiting for Hannah. The two of you had to head to school soon so that you could get into your group and head to the airport.

“Who do you think your partner will be?” You wondered, laying on your bed and starring at the wall.

She continued to fold her clothes and put them into the luggage. “I don’t know. I hope she’s pretty and nice and speaks good English.” She laughed lightly at her hopes.

You made a small smile. “What is it’s not a girl but a guy?”

“Then I hope he’s hot.” She laughed even more. “Are you trying to find love in Korea Y/N? Hm? Keep things professional between you and your partner!” She teased.

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anonymous asked:

What are some of the causes of being completely nonverbal?

Here are some reasons that could cause an autistic person to be completely nonverbal. Keep in mind that these are mostly theoretical, and that I’d say in real life it’s never completely clear exactly why someone is nonverbal, it could be a combination of these reasons, other unknown reasons, or maybe even no reason at all and just an example of human variety.

  • Problems with oral motor skills: the person can’t move their mouth parts accurately enough to speak in an understandable way, or some sounds are physically impossible for them to produce. If that’s the case (and the only reason for their being nonverbal), they should be able to process language just fine, and probably won’t have trouble understanding spoken language (unless they also have auditory processing issues), reading or producing written language, and signing though it might be more difficult if they have limited dexterity.
  • Problems with language processing: the language center in the brain doesn’t function normally which can create problems when it comes to producing oral language (speaking), but also understanding oral language, and producing or understanding written language or sign language (this is not always the case but can happen). The problem here has more to do with the structure of sentences for instance. I’m no neurologist so I won’t be able to give much more detail about this. If that’s the main cause of the problem, the person may be more at ease with using pictures such as pictograms as a means of communication.
  • Problems with auditory processing: If you can’t process sounds properly, it might be impossible to understand sounds well enough to learn how to reproduce them. In that case, understanding and producing oral language would be difficult, but understanding and producing written language would not be a problem.
  • Sensory issues: The sensory experiences that come with talking orally can be unbearably painful for some people, whether it is the touch experience of stuff moving around in your mouth and vocal cords vibrating and stuff, or the sound experience of hearing yourself talk.
  • Energy/spoon levels: For all of these reasons and more, talking can be possible, but take up a huge amount of energy/spoons, in a way that’s just not worth it. When you’re already low on spoons talking can also become plain impossible.
  • Autistic burnout can cause someone to loose some of the abilities they used to have, and talking verbally can be one of them.

I was not able to find any research exploring the reasons for people being nonverbal. Take this as a starting point I’d say. It is true that depending on the reasons why someone is nonverbal, the types of AAC they can use can differ, so it might be a good thing to know about your character, but mainly I’d say that autistic people are so diverse that basically any combination of traits you can imagine is realistic, so don’t get too hung up on knowing why your character is nonverbal and rather focus on the impacts that it can have in their daily life for instance.

-Mod Cat

Cat’s answer here is very good. I just want to add one more small note, that sign language and written language are not necessarily linked. Sign language is closer to spoken language than it is to written language. I generally prefer sign language to spoken language, and communicate best in writing. When I start to go nonverbal, I might be able to sign (in a simplified way, with less of the grammar) even after I stop being able to talk. I then usually progress into not being able to sign at all, but I can usually still read and write at least a little, again without grammar. (But all types of communication are hard for me when nonverbal.) That’s just one specific example - basically, different people might have different levels of ability with spoken, signed, and written language, both in normal life and when nonverbal.

-Mod Aira

Rolo Riddles

Don’t know if we have a name for prince and logic but I saw Rolo and I liked it *shrugs* not that this is really a shippy fic

Everyone knows that Logic is great at riddles but who else might be?

@obviouslyelementary @the-prince-and-the-emo cuz you know I’m just gonna tag you in everything sorry

Thomas was bored… meaning his sides were bored. The four of them were sat together in the commons. Logic stared blankly at his book and Anx was scrolling through tumblr without pausing long enough to actually read anything. Prince was taking selfie after selfie as Morality threw out suggestion after suggestion that got shut down.

“How about some riddles?” He finally asked, Logan perked up at that. He loved riddles. He loved having to think hard, examine multiple meanings and figure things out. And though he’d never admit it, he loved winning. So of course he immediately agreed.

“Do you really want to try and beat this guy at riddles?” Anxiety ask Mo, jerking a thumb at Logan. Prince seemed to take that as a challenge.

“That sounds like an excellent source of entertainment.” He said putting his phone away.

“Yay! Okay let me look some up.” Anx rolled his eyes as Morality excitedly used his phone to look up riddles.

“Alright, first one, name four days of the week that start with the letter T.”

Logan grinned the gears already spinning in his head. Then Prince opened his mouth.

“Tuesday, Thursday, Today and Tomorrow.” He said with a certain amount of sass. Anx looked startled, Morality was beaming proudly and Logic looked shaken.

“Another!” Logan said, needing to redeem himself.

“Okay. Ah here’s a good one. You will always find me in the past. I can be created in the present, but the future can never taint me. What am I?”

“Regret.” Anx mumbled at the same time  Prince said, “History.”

“Uh ya, Princey’s right on that one buddy.” Morality said, giving Anx a concerned look. “Okay, how about, what begins with T, ends with T and has T in it?”

“A Teapot!” Logan shouted in triumph, causing Anxiety, who was sitting nearest to him, to flinch.

“Very good Logan, Okay what is a seven letter word that contains thousands of letters?”

“A Mailbox!” Logan made a frustrated noise as Prince once again beat him to the punch.

“How?” Anxiety asked, but Morality threw out the next question before the royal could answer.

“In the Strange Family, each daughter has the same number of brothers as she  has sisters. Each son has twice as many sisters as he has brothers. How many sons and daughters are in the family?” Morality continued obviously enjoying the heated air of competition.

This time Logic spoke first, “There are four daughters-”

“And Three sons!” Prince finished before Logan could. By this point Morality and Anxiety were truly astonished, Prince looked smug and Logic looked, well like we was going to rip someone’s head off.

“Okay, What is a four digit number in which the first digit is one-third  the second, the third is the sum of the first and second and the last is three times the second. “

“1349!” Logan shouted,

“That’s right kiddo, just remember good sportsmanship…”

“Screw that, read the next one!” Logic looked a little crazed, Anx snorted in amusement.

Morality was a little more hesitant this time, “ What is a five letter word in the english language, whose pronunciation isn’t changed by removing four of its letters?”

“Queue ! Queue! Queue!” Logan said even dancing a little. “Me and thomas were just talking about this the other day.” He said to Anx as an aside.

“Sweet now you guys are tied, well that sure was fun.” Morality said obviously wanting to be done with this game.

“No no no, we are not ending on a tie. Do one more.”

“Yes, I agree. “Prince said, straightening his sash.

“Fine. What is the creature that walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three in the evening?”

“Ah ,The Sphinx’s Riddle!” Logic said excitedly even as Roman said “Man”.

“Technically Prince answered before you.” Anxiety smirked at Logic.

“What no, how! How did YOU beat ME?”

“Come now Logan, you are very smart, but riddles are an essential part of questing. I myself have beaten the Sphinx many times. You also have to be good at riddles to get past bridge trolls and open magic doorways, or sometimes to figure out bits of prophecy. “ Prince said, listing them all on his fingers.

“Very impressive Princey, and Logan we all know that you are the Puzzle Master.” Morality cooed, Logic was not appeased.

“This is not over.” Logan said dramatically, retreating from the room.

How to Read More (Part 1)

Reading is one of my all time favorite past times and one of the ways I practice self-care. I regularly get questions asking how I read so much, or how to read more. Here are some tips and tricks for making time to read in college.

1. I recommend that all college students own an e-reader. Books on e-readers are cheaper than hardbacks or paperbacks. Also, you can keep a larger amount of books in your room by keeping them on an e-reader, and they are lighter and more portable in an already heavy backpack. As far as e-readers I recommend Kindle over Nooks, Kobos, and other brands. Kindles are virtually indestructible, have relatively good battery life, and kindle books are cheapest. 

2. Learn to use your library, and maximize your library memberships. Let’s face it, College kids LOVE free stuff. There is a magical place where everything is free (other than printing :P)!! I belong to two different county libraries back home, and I use my school library ALL THE TIME. Also, you can get library books on your kindle! Which is awesome because then you don’t even have to leave your room. 

3. Most of your favorite tv shows and movies are more than likely based on books. 13 Reasons Why, Pretty Little Liars, Forrest Gump, Mean Girls and so many more!! If you have a tv show or movie you particularly enjoy, I recommend looking it up and trying the book out.

4. Get a reading buddy (or buddies). It is great to read books with a friend because then you can discuss them together. A great way to do this is by joining a book club, but if you don’t have time or access to one, you can always read a book with a friend, family member or S/O. Also, you can set up “households” on amazon and share books with your “husband/wife” on their kindles with no additional charges. My boyfriend is listed as my “husband” so we can read books at the same time without both having to buy them!

5. Join Goodreads. There is something soo satisfying about tracking your reading progress. Also, Goodreads helps me discover new books, and connect with fellow book lovers.

6. Read books before bed! This is the BEST way to fit in extra reading time and it helps ease your body to sleep. Just make sure if you are using an e-reader, you use blue shade or turn down the brightness to the lowest possible setting.

7. Read books mentioned in other books and movies. Whenever I see/hear a book mentioned inside another book or media source I like, I always take note.

8. Set numeric goals for how many books, chapters, or pages you want to read.

9. Keep a variety of books on hand. It’s ok not to finish a book, or put it down for a while if you don’t like it or it’s boring you. Don’t get discouraged. Pick a different one.

10. Join and participate in read-a-thons. Read-a-thons are like marathons where you read as much as possible. Some have themes. Some don’t. Some are one day. Some are weeks. Dewey’s  24 Hour Read-a-thon is next Saturday (4/29). 

What are you reading?

anonymous asked:

I watched split today And it actually raised really good issues about how mental illnesses aren't always taken seriously. And the therapist was really supportive.

Unless you have DID, do not come try to tell me it was good about raising issues. It literally was exactly the reason why mental disorders, especially DID, will be taken even less seriously and seen as something completely different than it really is.

I have been rather open about my DID up until Split came out. Since then, I’ve taken down that I have DID on all my art blogs and such. Split is incredibly damaging to us with DID and has done quite a number on my confidence and self esteem already. People saying it was good and made them see mental illness differently made that much worse. 

I’ve had enough of being just good entertainment to people. People are only interested in DID when they can watch someone with DID be a horror villain. I have been the cool token friend with DID and I have been the friend you need to be careful around because they might be dangerous and this movie is only going to increase the amount of people who treat me like that unless I do not tell them.

People are not going to understand me better after seeing Split. They are not going to understand how to act around my little alter, Blaire, who’s terrified of the world. They are not going to understand the reasoning behind my hyper-vigilant and aggressively protective alter Celia because of Split any more than they already believe her to be scary and dangerous. People are still gonna question me if I’m a *real* person with DID if my symptoms don’t match the stereotypes that Split has now pressed even further. People are not going to view me any better after Split. If anything, I will be viewed in even worse ways.

If it was raising good issues and tried to make the audience see the truth in mental illnesses, when why do people still see us this way? Why was the only representation they gave us a villain? Because a movie like this sees cool story content when they see us. Not a chance to make the world better for us. 

If anyone else sends me a message like this, you’re getting blocked. No exceptions. 

Today I (finally) got my final grade in Economics and I got an A! Ahhhh! This is a class at the beginning of the semester I thought I would have to take a B in.  Everyone had told me it was one of the hardest classes that had taken, and I did not know how I could possibly pass a class where I could barely understand my instructor (she was Chinese, and her English was good, but not great, especially when she was speaking quickly).  So I thought that in celebration of my intellectually victory I would create a post highlighting the tricks that I use to tackle (and get an A in!) the seemingly impossible.  

1. Actually go to class (and pay attention)You would be shocked by the amount of students that skip class for weeks in a row and then can’t understand why they don’t score well on exams/don’t understand the material. Going to class and actively taking notes already gives you a leg up on being successful. 

2. Read your textbook (smartly): In a perfect world the only thing that would be on tests is what is covered in class; but in impossible classes more often than not there are wild questions on tests that are only vaguely covered in the textbook and never covered in class.  That’s why it’s important to crack open that book and brush through some things.  DO NOT READ EVERYTHING THOUGH.  IT’S NOT WORTH IT.  IT WILL MAKE YOU CRY.  Pay attention to vocabulary words, key concepts, and examples.  

3. Star studying at least a week before your test: This is serious.  Impossible classes are not ones that you can just look at your notes the night before and be okay.  They are the ones that if you do that, you will walk out of the first test with a 37% and want to drop out of school.  Know what the test will be like and study to that.  If it is vocab based memorize vocab.  If it is problem based practice working similar problems.  If a concept is really tricky read the textbook section on it and take detailed notes.  Just do not waste time.  The more time you have to prepare for a test the better.  Trust me.  

4. Help other people who are struggling:  By knowing the material well enough to teach it to someone else, you are basically ensuring that you have it memorized and applied.  Explain concepts to classmates and friends when they don’t understand them, it will help them almost as much as it helps you.  

5. Take notes by hand:  Typing notes is just really not a great idea.  You don’t remember things as well, it’s harder to flip back to previous notes, and if you have a laptop in front of you that can access tumblr/pinterest/imessage you will be tempted to stray and not pay attention.  Happens to the best of us, but not helpful for passing impossible classes.  

6.  Make it enjoyable:  There is nothing that I find overly exciting about economics.  Don’t get me wrong, I listen to Freakonomics radio podcasts religiously and do like to see how the overarching principles affect our daily lives, but economics graphs are just not fun.  But, everyday this semester I brought a small piece of candy to class to make class a little more sweet (or excuse me, sooiet).  If you’re having a hard time motivating yourself to go to class or enjoy it, decorate your notebook really pretty, bring a cup of tea or coffee to class, sit with friends, or do anything that makes the class a little less dreadful for you.  It will help you to be successful in the long run.  

I hope these tips and tricks help you to get the grades that you want in the future! Go into classes that you think are impossible with a positive spirit and the energy to give it your all and you too can beat the heck out of that class.  

Keep it Sooiet.

- Damian’s the easiest to please, at least in your opinion. 

- maybe it’s because he still lives in the manor, or maybe it’s because he’s still a kid.

- Either way, whenever he looks a little gloomy a day after patrol, or when he comes back from school looking a little down, you just pick him up and stuff him in the car.

- “Where are we going?” He asks, perking up just a little bit.

- You just shrug.

- “Wherever you want.”

- After the first time, you just end up taking him to the zoo whenever he’s sad. 

- “Lion’s are so majestic.” You say, sometimes you think you’re enjoying this more than him. 

- “I mean, I guess.” He says in return.

- The lion’s are all pretty much asleep, and one of them just yawned. 

- This isn’t really what you had in mind.

- “You want to go see the new polar bear exhibit?”

- The polar bears are actually awake, and they love to show off.

- Damian’s glued to the glass window, as the polar bears swim by, their paws brushing against the glass every so often. 

- You think it’s adorable, and you always sneak in a picture when his back is to you. 

- “Did you hear that?”

- “No….You want to go see the elephants?”

- Whenever Tim has a bad day it’s really hard to tell.

- Because he always looks like he could use a few more hours of rest.

- It’s only really obvious whenever you ask.

- “So how was your day?”

- His eyes just kind of glaze over an he gulps.

- “F-fine.”

- Tim’s harder then the other boys, there isn’t really anything that obviously makes him happy. 

- “Hey Tim do you want to go to store with me? I could really use the help.”

- “Yeah sure.”

- He can’t ever deny you.

- You take him to one of those fancy organic stores that’s bigger then Gotham college.

- “So what are we getting?”

- “The house is out of coffee, so what type should we get?”

- He knows at this point that you’re just trying to make him feel better, but he’s also having a lot of fun.

- “Should we get the vanilla iced coffee, or the chocolate mocha?”

- “Get both.” You say, shrugging. “You can have whatever you want Timmy.”

- He doesn’t sleep for an entire week after that, but at least he’s happy.

- Jason isn’t as hard, but he’s a little crankier.

- He’s just kind of drooped over the kitchen table.

- “You want to talk about it?”

- He shakes his head.

- “Do you want to go to the zoo?”

- “We’re not all Damian y’know.” He mumbles.

- You don’t say anything for a few minutes.

- “Go get dressed in your best tuxedo.” 

- He looks up and your face is bright and full of enthusiasm, and he can’t deny you. 

- You take him to the nicest restaurant in town.

- “We have a reservation for two under Bruce Wayne.”

- Jason can’t help but feel like your smile alone would have gotten you in, there was really no need to throw Bruce’s name out really. 

- The entire menu is full of unfamiliar food, and it doesn’t do a great job describing the food.

- He’s sweating bullets when the waiter comes by for the order.

- “Can I have a garden burger, and truffle fries, and a glass of coke.” You smile at the waiter as he scribbles it down.

- “And you sir?”

- “The same.” He answers, and you just grin.

- “Are you sure I can’t interest either of you in some foie gras or the baked Camembert?”

- “Afraid not.” You say with a bright grin, and Jason can’t help but smile.

- Halfway through your meal Jason bursts out laughing.

- “I can’t believe we came to the best restaurant in town to have burgers.”

- You shrug and take a sip of your coke.

- “It’s what I wanted to eat.” You flash him a rather meaningful look. “It’s important to not let people push you around, even if you are intimidated.”

- He get’s the message wide and clear.

- Dick is the easiest to please out of all of them. 

- Whenever he’s had a bad day hi smiles are extra bright.

- Like if he smiles enough on the outside it will change how he feels on the inside.

- You just grab him and engulf him in the biggest hug you can muster.

- Sometimes you ignore the tears you feel on your shoulder.

- “It’s okay baby, you’re doing your best.” You murmur, rubbing circles on his back.

- “Thanks Mom.”

- Every once in a while, you have to take care of Bruce too.

- If it’s as Bruce Wayne, he comes into the bedroom with a stern expression on his face. 

- You come behind him and slip off his suit jacket, letting it crumple in your arms before placing your face in between his shoulder blades.

- You immediately feel him relax in your arms. 

- “Tough day?”

- “Something like that.”

- “You want to go somewhere?”

- “I would love to go somewhere.”

- You end up going to the pier.

- You both leans on the railing, he’s still in his suit, minus the jacket, sharing a bag of cotton candy.

- “Sometimes I feel like no matter how hard I try, it won’t make a difference.” 

- “That’s not true, because you’ve already made a big difference to me.” 

- He can’t help but smile.

- If it’s as the batman, it happens every once in a while when he comes into your bedroom, and sometimes wakes you up.

- “Bruce?”

- “Go back to sleep darling.” He shushes quickly. 

- But just one look at him, and you know in your heart what has happened.

- “You must be hungry, let me make you a snack.”

- You sit in the kitchen, and you make him chocolate chip pancakes. While he tells you about all the bad things in the world at four in the morning. 

- “Sometimes I wonder if what I’m doing is really worth it at all.” 

- “Of course it is Bruce.”

- You flip the pancake onto a plate, squiring a good amount of chip cream over it.

- “It already means the world to me after all.”

- And on the rare occasion you have a bad day they’re all there in a minute.

- “I’ve set up the Netflix queue for us,” Tim says

- “I made us some snacks” Jason adds.

- “You can cuddle with Titus if you like.”

- “I got you some sprite on my way here.” Dick grins.

- “Why don’t you slip into some pajamas? I bought you a new pair you might like.” Bruce adds.

- You can’t help but smile as you sit on the couch, Titus sprawled over your lap, Damian is laying on the floor, Jason is on the arm chair, Tim is sitting next to you, while you sit next to Bruce. Your head on his shoulder, and Dick is sitting next to him. 

- Even Alfred’s here, sitting in the other armchair.

- “I really am the luckiest girl in the world.”

COMING HOME - Birthday Special [Jeon JUNGKOOK x READER] (M)

Genre: Smut af/fluff

Length: 4k

Summary: After a long day from work, Jungkook came home with his present waiting for him.

Warning: Sexual content, graphic smut.

Description: ‘Raisy Collaboration’ presents you with the best JUNGKOOK smut you will ever read. You won’t be able to forget it, or at least us…. It’ll stay in the back of your mind forever and you’ll have to come back to this story to be able to cum. (lmao)

(a/n): Here I am, presenting you guys with another smut, co-written by my best bitch @roseok seriously, she did so much and it’s only fair to give her an equal amount of love. Because this story wouldn’t be as good if I were to write it alone.

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Isaiah 26:3 is true. When you trust God to be good and do good, you don’t have to fear. When you know His love has already worked out your future, you can face the struggles with peace. This all begins with learning His character, which is revealed most clearly in the Word. I can attest to a definite correlation in my hopefulness and the amount of time I spend reading His words to us. When I see how flawless His track record is, it helps me trust Him.
—  Tara Leigh Cobble, Orange Jumpsuit: Letters to the God of Freedom