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Attack On Titan season 2: Conspiracy mode on

(that scene in the carriage in S02 Ep02, where everyone freaks out about what the hell is going on with the walls and why is no one talking about those titans, what is this priest hiding, but Levi keeps his cool as always. Levi knows; the truth is out there DUN DUN DUuNNnn)

BONUS:

I like to imagine Neil giggles a lot when he gets tipsy. Imagine: Andrew and Neil sitting on the roof, sharing a bottle of whiskey, Andrew’s bitching about Kevin and Exy and Neil is just lying with his head on his lap, staring up at his stupid face and losing his shit. Andrew alternates between glaring at him and shutting him up with a kiss. 

with riz ahmed and dev patel getting more attention, I just want to take a second to remind non south asian fandom bloggers to check yourselves when you’re speaking about them bc I’ve been seeing a lot of low key fetishizing and orientalist comments on their photos and it’s v uncomfortable like some of yall have never found a brown man attractive before and it’s v apparent in the things you say… so just a gentle reminder to be mindful about what you’re saying 

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Saucy like a chunky meatball dipped in the finest of pureed tomatoes and delectable seasonings, all on a bed of angel hair pasta.
#BettySpaghettiMode XDD

Tarot Blogging What I Wish I Knew

Running a Tarot blog is such an interesting and rewarding experience. It can be used as a wonderful creative outlet where you can freely express yourself, meet like-minded people, grow and learn throughout your Tarot journey. Are you apprehensive about starting a Tarot blog or feeling a bit discouraged with your current one? Here are some things I wish I knew before starting my Tarot blog.

Dare To Be Different

I cannot stress the idea of daring to be different. When I first started my blog, I was met with many harsh comments and mean messages from other bloggers who wanted my blog gone. I was constantly told that the combination of tarot and prose was such a stupid idea and that they were tired of seeing my content in the tags. I blogged for myself for so long. I did my best to continue on my journey of blogging despite the discouragement I had and it was the best decision I have ever made.

Trust Yourself

You are going to grow and learn a lot about yourself as you blog and use Tarot. It is okay to step away from what others consider universal practices and challenge what you read or have been told. Your divination journey is yours and it is all about trial and error. There will be some people who may disagree with you, your practices and your process but that is perfectly okay. Do what feels right and trust yourself.

DeckLust Is Real

When you are a Tarot blogger, you will come across many beautiful Tarot and oracle decks that you may lust and love over. I wish I would have known how much my deck collection would grow being a Tarot blogger but I was not prepared. Make a #DeckLust wishlist to keep track of your deck wants. It has helped me so much.

The Follower Game

You won’t obtain thousands of followers overnight. It takes time for people to learn who you are, what you are about and if your blog and content is one they would like to follow. When I first started blogging it was difficult trying not to dictate the value of my blog and my content by the number of followers I had. I learned early on that my follower count shouldn’t be my driving factor of content creation and expression or I would be blogging for all the wrong reasons.

Mass Appeal

You cannot appeal to every single person that comes across your blog. You shouldn’t want to either. There are going to be people who like your content, and those who do not. Accepting that is the hard part. Embrace that you are wonderful just the way you are and focus on those who enjoy your content rather than those who do not.

Original Content

Creating original content is hard work. I spend hours upon hours writing, rewriting, revising, taking photos and photo editing before my content is ready to be posted. I love sharing my thoughts and unique flare in regards to Tarot and divination. Although creating original content can be difficult, I find it the most rewarding.

Social Media Is Your Friend

Social media has been my greatest asset in helping my blog grow. Utilizing social media networks like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter helps me to curate my original content and share my blog posts so those who are active on those platforms can find and view my content and hopefully share it.

Set A Schedule

Having a blogging and post schedule helps take a lot of the guess work from blogging. In the beginning, blogging can be a bit overwhelming but if you create a schedule that allows you to queue posts and curated content, you have more time to do other things like interacting with others.

The “Need” For A Shop

Running a shop to accompany your blog is serious business. You do not need to sell Tarot readings or divination services if you aren’t comfortable doing so. You do not need to open an online shop to accompany your blog to be considered a “real” Tarot reader. You do not need to open a shop to “prove yourself”. You are still a legitimate Tarot reader and blogger without it. Do not feel pressured to start selling readings if you are still trying to figure out your own Tarot journey.

Tarot Burnout

It is okay to take a break from your blog and put the Tarot decks away and take care of yourself. I wish I would have taken my own advice looking back. I was always on ‘go’ so to speak in the beginning and put my health and needs last.

Community Events And Divination Challenges

When I first started my Tarot blog I felt so alone. I didn’t really know many people. I strived to interact with others in the community the best way that I could. I started participating in tarot community events like Tinychat hangouts, rabb.it rooms, discord servers, and divination challenges hosted by my favorite bloggers. I’ve also joined Tarot Facebook groups, google hangouts and webinars about Tarot. This helped me meet lots of new people. Networking is so important.  If you are interested in weekly community events, I host some twice a week. More information HERE.

Making Friends And Losing Friends

You are going to meet some incredible and life long friends on your blogging journey. Once I started interacting with other bloggers on a regular basis, I began to form positive friendships that I could talk to about Tarot, divination and other blogging things. These people have helped me so much in my life and I owe it all to the wonderful Tarot and Divination communities of social media for bringing us together. Another sad truth I  wish I knew was that some friendships just don’t last. Whether it’s growing apart, having different interests, no longer liking one another anymore,  or one person being jealous over the other, etc. some friendships have the potential to be long lasting, others do not.

Legal Issues And Copyright

My first year as a Tarot blogger, there was a community-wide issue with legal uses of Tarot deck images and cards. This put a lot of bloggers in a sort of limbo, unsure if they could continue blogging, myself included. It is important to seek out deck and artist permissions for decks before using them on your blog or social media accounts, especially if you want to keep you and your blog safe legally.

Anonymous Bullying And Trolling

It is no secret that I have had my fair share of anonymous bullying and abuse during the life of my blog. My biggest advice is to delete the anonymous hate messages and comments, the trolling messages and block the IPs if you can. I’ve also blocked the drama/gossip blogs. Once I cleared my space from all that noise, I was able to blog peacefully and without fear.

Haters And Constructive Critics

Something I wish I would have known was to take critiques in stride and acknowledge when someone was intentionally being a bully to me. There are going to be people who hold your best interest at heart and want to help better you and hold you accountable for your growth and mistakes and then there are those who want nothing more than to see you discouraged. Knowing the difference is so important.

Safe Spaces And Blog Boundaries

Never feel bad about cleaning up your blog list, unfollowing, blacklisting or blocking someone who jeopardizes your safe space. Also never feel bad about asking your followers or mutual followers to tag things that are troubling and triggering for you. Set boundaries for yourself and your blog. I learned early on that it was impossible for me to try and answer every question that was sent to my inbox or e-mail.  I also knew that I could only devote a certain amount of hours to blogging a week. It is important to set limits within your means to keep your blogging experience enjoyable and safe.

Competition And Comparison

There is no use in trying to compete or compare yourself to another blogger or their blog. As I mentioned above, being uniquely yourself is so much better than trying to be a copy of someone else. Allow yourself to grow and learn and become the kind of Tarot blogger you want to be.

The Fear Of Missing Out

This is something that I still struggle with and it is the fear of missing out. You do not need to purchase every new Tarot deck that is released, buy every new Tarot book, take a new Tarot course or fund every cool independent deck on Kickstarter and Indiegogo to be or stay relevant. You do not need hundreds of decks to be considered valid. You are valid with one deck, no deck, or if all you have is a tarot app.


Post Notes:
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Title: Tarot Blogging What I Wish I Knew
Copyright:  © Ivan Ambrose 2017
Decks: Rosetta Tarot, Tarot Of Holy Light, Illusori Tarot
Disclaimer: This post in no way, shape, or form intended to tell you how you should approach your tarot blogging journey. The intention of this post is to share some things I wish I had known when I started my Tarot blog. What I find useful may not be useful or of interest to you and vice versa. I encourage you to do what you are comfortable with and to tailor any advice provided henceforth to your specific needs and individual situation. I encourage and open up this conversation to added commentary to supplement this post of any kind.
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100 Questions No One Ever Asks

1. DO YOU SLEEP WITH YOUR CLOSET DOORS OPEN OR CLOSED?
I purposely close my closet door. 

2. DO YOU TAKE THE SHAMPOOS AND CONDITIONER BOTTLES FROM HOTELS?
I don’ think I ever have.

3. DO YOU SLEEP WITH YOUR SHEETS TUCKED IN OR OUT?
Out

4. HAVE YOU STOLEN A STREET SIGN BEFORE?
Kind of, it fell off of a billboard so my friend and I took the letters.

5. DO YOU LIKE TO USE POST-IT NOTES?
Not really

6. DO YOU CUT OUT COUPONS BUT THEN NEVER USE THEM?
HAH YEAH

7. WOULD YOU RATHER BE ATTACKED BY A BIG BEAR OR A SWARM OF BEES?
I would rather be attacked by a swarm of bees because I’ve been attacked by a swarm of yellow jackets. 

8. DO YOU HAVE FRECKLES?
I have them here and there.

9. DO YOU ALWAYS SMILE FOR PICTURES?
No

10. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PET PEEVE?
Deodorant stains OMG. 

11. DO YOU EVER COUNT YOUR STEPS WHEN YOU WALK?
No?

12. HAVE YOU PEED IN THE WOODS?
Yes my dude

13. HAVE YOU EVER POOPED IN THE WOODS?
No my dude

14. DO YOU EVER DANCE EVEN IF THERES NO MUSIC PLAYING?
All the time, you can ask the other mod. xD

15. DO YOU CHEW YOUR PENS AND PENCILS?
Yeah because apparently I have a fixation with things in my mouth.

16. HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE YOU SLEPT WITH THIS WEEK?
None? XD

17. WHAT SIZE IS YOUR BED?
King sized ;)

18. WHAT IS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK?
ANYTHING CHRISTMAS. I’M LISTENING TO “BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE” WHILE ANSWERING THESE!!

19. IS IT OK FOR GUYS TO WEAR PINK?
Yes my dudes.

20. DO YOU STILL WATCH CARTOONS?
All the time tbh, in my defense I have an 8 year old nephew.

21. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE MOVIE?
Uhm… ALL OF THE WRONG TURN MOVIES. I HATE THEM, THEY MESS WITH ME!!!

22. WHERE WOULD YOU BURY HIDDEN TREASURE IF YOU HAD SOME?
Dude I don’t know tbh.

23. WHAT DO YOU DRINK WITH DINNER?
Water

24. WHAT DO YOU DIP A CHICKEN NUGGET IN?
Ranch or ketchup.

25. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
I don’t have one honestly. 

26. WHAT MOVIES COULD YOU WATCH OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND STILL LOVE?
The Harry Potter movies, Spirited Away, EMPERORS NEW GROOVE.

27. LAST PERSON YOU KISSED/KISSED YOU?
Like on the mouth? My ex Tiffine. 
Like on the cheek? Either my nephew or my friend Sarah.

28. WERE YOU EVER A BOY/GIRL SCOUT?
I actually was a girl scout for like a month xD

29. WOULD YOU EVER STRIP OR POSE NUDE IN A MAGAZINE?
Maybe?

30. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WROTE A LETTER TO SOMEONE ON PAPER?
To my mom like two years ago I think?

31. CAN YOU CHANGE THE OIL ON A CAR?
Lmao no.

32. EVER GOTTEN A SPEEDING TICKET?
Lmao no.

33. EVER RAN OUT OF GAS?
I personally haven’t, but I’ve been in a car that has.

34. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE KIND OF SANDWICH?
A turkey sandwich with like some bomb ass cheese, lettuce, tomato, and Balsamic Dressing

 35. BEST THING TO EAT FOR BREAKFAST?
Coffee and bacon

36. WHAT IS YOUR USUAL BEDTIME?
10ish

37. ARE YOU LAZY?
Occasionally 

38. WHEN YOU WERE A KID, WHAT DID YOU DRESS UP AS FOR HALLOWEEN?
Mainly a vampire or a witch. I remember dressing up as a pirate once though.

39. WHAT IS YOUR CHINESE ASTROLOGICAL SIGN?
A tiger.

40. HOW MANY LANGUAGES CAN YOU SPEAK?
One fluently and I can speak a little of a second one.

41. DO YOU HAVE ANY MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS?
Nope

42. WHICH ARE BETTER: LEGOS OR LINCOLN LOGS?
Legos dude

43. ARE YOU STUBBORN?
Yes

44. WHO IS BETTER: LENO OR LETTERMAN?
Leno

45. EVER WATCH SOAP OPERAS?
I have before

46. ARE YOU AFRAID OF HEIGHTS?
Nope

47. DO YOU SING IN THE CAR?
YES OH MY LORD

48. DO YOU SING IN THE SHOWER?
YES OH MY LORD

49. DO YOU DANCE IN THE CAR?
YES OH MY LORD???????????????????????????

50. EVER USED A GUN?
nO, THAts sCaRy!

51. LAST TIME YOU GOT A PORTRAIT TAKEN BY A PHOTOGRAPHER?
Literally a month ago

52. DO YOU THINK MUSICALS ARE CHEESY?
No, I love them.

53. IS CHRISTMAS STRESSFUL?
Yes

54. EVER EAT A PIEROGI?
Yes

55. FAVORITE TYPE OF FRUIT PIE?
Like normal pie? Cherry

56. OCCUPATIONS YOU WANTED TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A KID?
A vet or artist. ACTUALLY. I wanted to be both. I wanted to be a vet who paints portraits of their patients for their owners.

57. DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS?
Yes

58. EVER HAVE A DEJA-VU FEELING?
Yes

59. DO YOU TAKE A VITAMIN DAILY?
No

60. DO YOU WEAR SLIPPERS?
No

61. DO YOU WEAR A BATH ROBE?
No

62. WHAT DO YOU WEAR TO BED?
Generally shorts or sleep pants and a tank top.

63. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CONCERT?
Warped Tour. 

64. WALMART, TARGET, OR KMART?
Target.

65. NIKE OR ADIDAS?
Adidas

66. CHEETOS OR FRITOS?
Fritos

67. PEANUTS OR SUNFLOWER SEEDS?
Sunflower seeds

68. EVER HEAR OF THE GROUP TRES BIEN?
Nope

69. EVER TAKE DANCE LESSONS?
Nope

70. IS THERE A PROFESSION YOU PICTURE YOUR FUTURE SPOUSE DOING?
A musician. 

71. CAN YOU CURL YOUR TONGUE?
Yes

72. EVER WON A SPELLING BEE?
Almost, but my teacher had an accent so I didn’t hear a word correctly. xD

73. HAVE YOU EVER CRIED BECAUSE YOU WERE SO HAPPY?
Yes

74. OWN ANY RECORD ALBUMS?
Nope

75. OWN A RECORD PLAYER?
Nope

76. DO YOU REGULARLY BURN INCENSE?
No because they give me headaches.

77. EVER BEEN IN LOVE?
I believe I have

78. WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN CONCERT?
Andy Black, Panic! At The Disco, Neck Deep, and others.

79. WHAT WAS THE LAST CONCERT YOU SAW?
Warped Tour. xD

80. HOT TEA OR COLD TEA?
Neither

81. TEA OR COFFEE?
Coffee my dude

82. SUGAR COOKIES OR SNICKERDOODLES?
Snickerdoodles.

83. CAN YOU SWIM WELL?
I was on a swim team so yes

84. CAN YOU HOLD YOUR BREATH WITHOUT HOLDING YOUR NOSE?
Yes

85. ARE YOU PATIENT?
Sometimes

86. DJ OR BAND AT A WEDDING?
Band

87. EVER WON A CONTEST?
Yes

88. HAVE YOU EVER HAD PLASTIC SURGERY?
Nope

89. WHICH ARE BETTER: BLACK OR GREEN OLIVES?
Neither

90. CAN YOU KNIT OR CROCHET?
Nope

91. BEST ROOM FOR A FIREPLACE?
Den or sitting room where the family spend their time together.

92. DO YOU WANT TO GET MARRIED?
Maybe in the future

93. IF MARRIED, HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MARRIED?
N/A

94. WHO WAS YOUR HIGH SCHOOL CRUSH?
There have been a few XD

95. DO YOU CRY AND THROW A FIT UNTIL YOU GET YOUR OWN WAY?
Nope

96. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Nope

97. DO YOU WANT KIDS?
Mhmm

98. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?
GREEN. BUT LIKE EVERGREEN GREEN. LIKE THAT DEEP GREEN. 

99. DO YOU MISS ANYONE RIGHT NOW?
Nope

100. WHO ARE YOU GOING TO TAG TO DO THIS VIDEO NEXT? 
I tag everyone to do this. I ALSO TAG OUR OTHER MOD EMMA!

jiirit  asked:

I JUST FINALLY....GOT YOUR URL....REYES OF SUNSHINE....LIKE RAYS OF SUNSHINE..........v wholesome

a wholesome name to fit a wholesome man

nanase’s best chapter in general is special 17, but i’m incredibly fond of her throughout the entire hakozaki arc and especially this one panel:

has natsume ever been as scared of anything in the entire manga as he is of an old lady popping out of the bushes to give him a friendly greeting