i want to go on an adventure!

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One of our earliest DnD sessions. When Ryla met Jaffro. I really didn’t want the party to worry about food in this adventure, so I sent them an out… But they got a team pet instead.

That sheep is still with them, and as a bonus he’s nearly gotten them killed on many an occasion. 

Ten Music Major Commandments

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There are some basic things that I find myself repeating over and over when it comes to posts. While I am obviously going to continue explaining stuff and answering questions, I thought it might be good to explain some basics of my attitude towards musicianship as a whole. As there turned out to be ten things, we can consider these the Ten Music Major Commandments.


1. Thou shalt remember that no single audition will make or break a music major career.

Your career isn’t hanging in the balance just because you are auditioning for an important to school or orchestra or whatever. Unless you insult the director, sit on his cat, and start yelling slurs to the room as a whole, a single audition will not torpedo a career. You can always attend a different school, work with a different ensemble, or try again at a later date when you’re better prepared.


2. Thou shalt remember a music major is not a competition, it is a process of personal growth and improvement.

There are few quicker ways to kill your love of music than by comparing yourself to the inevitable “people who are better than you.” There will ALWAYS be people better than you. Use that as motivation to get better yourself, or just admire them for their skill.


3. Thou shalt remember that you can’t know what other people have gone through to get where they are.

If a freshman can play a piece you can’t perform as a senior, take a deep breath and chill. For that to be the case, they likely started earlier than you, had better training at an early age, were forced to practice more, or simply had different priorities when they were younger. You can’t know those circumstances, and you can’t know what you’d have done if you been in their shoes. Don’t judge people who are older but haven’t yet reached your skill level - you can’t know what they have dealt with. So just admire their abilities and perseverance, and mind your own business if you can’t think of anything nice to say.


4. Thou shalt remember that if you decide music may be better as a hobby, that’s okay. It is not a personal failing.

Simply put, not everyone feels comfortable betting their future on the roulette wheel that is the potential career outlook of a music​ major. Music is stressful, it requires a lot of emotional labor and self-sufficiency, and sometimes that’s just not what a person wants. If that person is you, that’s okay. You don’t have to try and make a living making music for it to be your passion. That’s what community ensembles and after-work gigs are for. And if it turns out music isn’t your true passion? That’s okay too. Things can be important to one part of your life but move to the background later. That doesn’t mean you weren’t dedicated to it when you loved it - it just means you have moved on.


5. Thou shalt take care of yourself - taking a break is better than burning out.

Recently, someone I knew dropped out of school completely, essentially because of musical burnout. They had simply given too much of themselves to their music major, and didn’t have any emotional reserves for the other hard parts of life. Do your best to take care of yourself, because you are the most important part of the music you make. You are the true force behind the performance - that doesn’t change just because you need tools (your instrument) to make music. If you feel overwhelmed, as a music major often is, take a break. It’s okay to rest, I promise.


6. Thou shalt write your schedule in stone, but follow it like the Pirate Code.

It is VERY IMPORTANT to have a schedule. Musicians have to handle too many classes and performances and rehearsals and other responsibilities to try to get by without a strict schedule. When you write one up for the semester, imagine each day, and try to be realistic. You should assume that you’ll live each day exACTly like it is written. If it seems impossible, then reschedule stuff.

However, when you're​ actually living your final schedule, remember you can be flexible. If you know you can manage your assignments later, then absolutely use your assigned study time to go on that adventure with your friends. You still need to live your life, after all. Balance is the key, here.


7. Thou shalt never be afraid to ask someone a polite question.

While it is a personal pet peeve of mine when people talk out of turn (especially when they don’t know what they are talking about!), I firmly believe there is always time to answer a question. If you want to know more about something, or if you are confused, find someone who knows the answer and politely, at a convenient time, ask them. This means asking a question to clarify important class material during class, and asking that nitpicky question about that tangent your professor went on during their office hours. The main point is to ask!


8. Thou shalt try to practice at least once a weekend.

Weekend practicing is honestly one of the hardest things for me to do. However, I always feel awesome after I do it! Taking a two day break from practice can be good for the mental health, but if you aren’t practicing just because you can’t be bothered, then maybe you should try bothering. Practice is good for you, and​ it builds character. Go practice.


9. Thou shalt treat yourself like you would your best friend.

If you wouldn’t make a comment about them, don’t make it about yourself. You are your first, foremost, and most permanent friend. Take care of yourself, and build yourself up. No one ever became an amazing musician by beating themselves up at every failure. The best musicians take mistakes and use them as fuel to get even better. Stop beating yourself up and start being friendly to the only person who is guaranteed to be around forever - yourself.


10. Thou shalt take a deep breath.

Sometimes we can get so lost inside our own heads that we forget how to leave. The next time you suspect you’re on an anxiety spiral, find somewhere quiet and do you best to just breathe. You’re okay. You are not going to die/get expelled/get thrown in Bad Music Major Jail. That’s not even a thing. Do your best to keep things in perspective: “it’s just one class/jury/audition/performance. There will be more classes/juries/auditions/performances. No matter how this one goes, life will go on.”

Because it will. Life goes on.

You’ve got this.

i had a rather eventful morning. the bus i was riding crashed—hard. 

to say i was shocked is probably an exaggeration. i was listening to “jump” by van halen on full blast (really great song btw). i was fixing my glasses and right when i wore it, my face made out with the seat right in front of me. so no, i wasn’t shocked. i was… a bit speechless. 

there were two things i thought of: 

first, if i was just a second late with putting my glasses on i could’ve stabbed my eyes and then i would be bleeding and i need to go to the hospital thus missing work and i don’t have enough money to pay for my bill. 

second, damn is this what it feels like to collide with another bus because i don’t like the feeling of it so obviously i can’t have the adventurous life i’ve always wanted where i ran away from the bad guys using a stolen car, crashing into things just to get away.

i literally just climbed out of the bus, completely disoriented of my surroundings (i didnt even bother with my refund omg that was how disoriented i was) and just got on into another bus and paid for my fare.

oh and my mom called in panic “ARE YOU HURT?! ARE YOU OKAY?????” to which i replied “I’m chill.” 

it’s been a really weird morning.

anonymous asked:

I understand your disgust, though with that sort of "taboo" on homosexuality, that could be a good reason for a character from those societies to be on an adventure.

Well I understand that but angst for one’s sexuality is kind of a weak driving point. Plus, LGBT ppl dont want to have to experience more homophobia in the game they go to to pretty much escape reality. 

Not to mention D&D and Pathfinder in general are extremely LGBT friendly as universes. For the most part there are no large scale deities that dictate who you have sex with. Just as a default that removes a massive aspect that lends to homophobia to begin with - religion. 

It’s just UNREALISTIC to have homophobia in these settings. The world itself isn’t built around promoting homophobia. The races and deities are not built around promoting homophobia. 

I could understand small hamlets and communities here and there wherein the leader has some sort of hatred or distaste harbored for certain people, this might include homosexuals (for whatever reason) and has brainwashed his community and following into his belief system. Tyrants will utilize fear tactics against certain people JUST to gain the blind following of a certain group of individuals. In that sense, MAYBE I could see it. But the point is, it would be a small community or cult or sect that doesn’t define the entirety of a races’ society. 

To claim an entire RACE of beings in D&D or Pathfinder would be ‘traditionally heterosexual’ is absolutely unrealistic to the canon of the actual games. You wanna do that in your homebrew crap then feel free but be aware it’s gonna be made fun of lol.

I’m ready for a grand adventure. I want to go to strange places and find myself, or at least some cool souvenirs. “I came to terms with my own mortality and all I got was this t shirt.” I want to load up into my car with my best friends, a road trip playlist and a map. Hopefully with every gas station bathroom we get stoned in we’ll get closer to realizing it’s all enough, more than that, its all beautiful. So are we.

But no seriously, I’m a real sucker for happy endings even with certain villains *cough*Aku*cough* and I honestly just would like to have an AU where everyone is happy and have fun and just go through the craziness of everyday life together. Sure grand stories of epics and adventures of good triumphing over evil are great, but I also want to see the villains go on their own journey in turning out for the better. Maybe they won’t really be redeemed by the hero. Maybe they won’t ever be the good guy or even just retire to a quiet life far away from they and the heroes. I guess, when I want everyone to have a happy ending, I really do mean almost EVERYONE gets a happy ending that fits them so long as they do not cause anymore harm or unnecessary chaos.

Am I too soft hearted because of that?

Am I too much of a sap?

Maybe.

But I do like to think that everyone can get their own happy ending in some way. Even if it’s not some grand finale or whatever, but a quiet, comforting action by simply coming home and being content with life.

purple-possibilities  asked:

Omg Rae is taking prompts? Can I make a prompt??? If you have too much to do then please don't worry about it. But if not... "30. One more chapter," for kakahana? Thank you so much!!! (Seriously tho I'm totally cool if you ignore this because you have too much to do) love you wifey!

So I’m just going to assume unless specifically asked for an actual fic that you guys don’t mind me doing short little blurbs. I am totally down to add any fics you guys want to my to-write list though because I love you all and would pretty much do anything for you! 

He was always reading some kind of book. Out and about in public he was known to hide his nose inside something from the Icha Icha series. Here at home Hana had caught him with all sorts of things from epic adventures to botany guides. Today’s book was large and had a black leather cover with no indication of what words might be holding the attention that should be rightfully hers.

Kakashi had been sitting on the couch looking at his book for two hours now and she was starting to feel a little neglected. They had, after all, agreed to take a week off from missions to spend some much needed time together. Was he already so bored of her after only two days?

Fortunately Inuzuka Hana had never been the type to take this kind of thing sitting down. With a huff she strode in to the room and up behind the couch, wrapping her arms obnoxiously around his head and tilting it back to meet her lips in a sensuous, drawn out kiss. Kakashi hummed in pleasure, nipping at her in the way he knew always made her giggle. He liked to think his canines were sharp but they had nothing on hers. 

When she backed off and let him breathe Kakashi smiled up at her a bit bemusedly. 

“What was that for?” he asked.

“You’ve been ignoring me,” she growled playfully. “Put your book down. Reading is boring. We should be doing something fun.” 

“Oh. But I like this book.” Kakashi lifted it to show her what he had been entranced with for the last while. She looked up in slight irritation which melted into surprised warmth when she saw what it was. 

It was a leather bound photo album. Each page was filled with pictures of her or both of them caught together in all sorts of places. Smiles and laughter stared out at her from each picture, perfectly capturing the joy they brought in to each other’s lives. 

“One more chapter?” Kakashi asked softly. Hana climbed over the back of the couch to sit beside him, burrowing under his arm and resting her head against his chest. 

“One more chapter,” she played along. “But only if you let me read with you.” 

seawater1026  asked:

What's your ideal lover look like?

Someone passionate and brave, excited and motivated; a dreamer. I want someone who is always looking to better themselves and grow. I want someone who realizes love is an active choice, and that you have to wake up each and every day and choose to be there for your partner. I want someone who likes to listen to me sing and who will go on random adventures with me.

I accidentally saw Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

So, funny story…

We had tickets to go see King Arthur, we go to the cinema and watch all the commercials, we high-five over Wonder Woman, fun times. Then the movie starts with a shot of a lighthouse which, okay this is strange. Wrong era… but who knows, maybe it’s a creative intro. Then there’s a boy who picks up a poster.

Wanted: Jack Sparrow

So okay, we think, that’s one hell of a long trailer…

Yet as the scene goes on as normal and no trailer-adventure-type thing we realize this is Pirates. And since we are the only ones confused it’s not that they are playing the wrong movie. No, we ARE in the wrong movie.

We all weren’t emotionally invested in seeing King Arthur and well, it’s Pirates. It’s always a good laugh. So we looked at each other, stayed and watched Pirates.

Oops?

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My friend Nate and I were going to hop on a ferry and take a ride all over the Hudson, but the rain kept coming down — so we decided to explore downtown Manhattan like the curious, adventure-seeking folk we are. I had made reservations at an Indian restaurant, but then we decided we wanted Szechuan. We had a lovely dinner at Legend Bar & Restaurant, followed by some gelato at a local chain, and then a quick trip to Strand. I have to say, being on a budget makes you really appreciate used books. I got a copy of ‘The Group’ by Mary McCarthy for $7. How great is that?! I was going to get a couple of issues of Spider-Gwen, but I said to myself, “Esra, you already got a book. Wait until next week.” I guess you could say it was a great night!

speedy3165  asked:

What's the details on who your trying to pursue? DM me if you don't want it all public.

I feel like this is useful information to all SO OK HERE WE GO:

We’ve been really good friends all year. Gone on adventures, drove 6 hours to hike together, told secrets and all that. It’s a really great really strong friendship that I cherish above anything. Except we’re also attracted to each other. We’ve slept over at each other’s places on several occasions, like more weekends than not this year. One time he asked to kiss me while drunk and I said “not right now” (lol) and then a few months later I asked again and he said yes.

But then after that stuff got weird and we had a talk and he was like “I wanna be your friend above anything so I don’t think it’s a good idea to spend the night anymore” and that was ok because I was worried I wasn’t going to be as invested and end up hurting him.

And then stuff got weirder and life got busier and we didn’t see each much at all. But before we left for summer (we’re both students, he lives in Oregon) he gave me a poem he wrote for me. And now I don’t know what to do or think lol

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@happiestastronaut xkit is being dumb, so I couldn’t reply to you normally. BUT YOU HAVE MADE MY DAY. I’ve literally been wracking my brain trying to come up with a way to describe the novel without making it sound super dumb. I’m really not good at summaries, but I’m going to try. 

So it’s an urban modernish fantasy. There’s a brother and sister and they live in a small farm town. The sister is not so chill with that and sort of takes the first chance at adventure she can find, but it turns out to be not quite what she wanted. Her brother sort of goes out to rescue her, but they both get caught up in a conflict way bigger than them. There’s kickass magic and politics and complicated family relationships. It sort of sounds lame laid out like this to avoid spoilers, but I’m really excited about it. I’ve actually got almost 10k? (I think) already done, but the beginning needs major reworking. I put it down for the month of May to focus on finishing up Class Act. So after a mandatory rest week, I’m getting to work on it. 

“I’m practicing French right now.  I want to move to Europe so I can force myself to start over.  I have a nine-to-six job.  It’s a good position.  They pay me well.  I love my team.  But everything just feels so familiar.  There’s no discomfort or uncertainty anymore.  On weekends I go to the same neighborhood bar.  I eat at the same restaurants that I know are good.  I take interesting vacations, but even those tend to follow a regular pattern.  As much as I tell myself that I’m being adventurous when I hike in Peru—it’s a very planned risk.  I think a new city will be good for me.  I’ll start out alone.  I’ll be forced to reflect.  I’ll have a sense of unexpectedness.  I want to feel like a tourist in my own life again.”

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what happens when a fairy princess falls for an actual greek goddess:a lesbian love story coming to theatres near u

You see a bright light streak down from the sky and plummet downward to the west and you recognise it immediately.  It’s the light of Creation. 

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The Adventures Of Kuro Pt. 3 - Li( c )king Someone 1 -

There we go. I finally finished this monster of a comic xD And it’s only part one of three.

For now this is pretty sheithy but it’ll turn more luroish during part 2 and 3. Please be patient with me - I wanted to give Kuro and Lance some bro-time before they take their relationship to the none-bro-things side of the ocean. Without realizing it of course.

The story for this was written by the wonderful @bymidnightflame. If you want to read it (and the story for part 2) feel free to visit her on tumblr or ao3 (see this link)

The ways in which I will love you

1. Truly
I won’t keep writing cheesy love poems or keep complimenting you. I will say what I think and be verbal about things you can work on, about what I don’t particularly like because there will be somethings I won’t.

2. I will love you.
Why?
There will be no reason.
Not any particular thing but you as a whole.
So you can change and grow, you can progress and you can evolve. As long as you’re you at the core, you have all my love.

3. I will be open to exploring your interests.
I may not care about sports but if that’s something you care about, I will ask you to teach me and I will sincerely learn and take interest.

4. Whatever path it may be, you won’t walk alone. On rainy days, I will share my umbrella and on windy days I will not make fun of your hair. On sunny ones I will share my ice cream and when your shoes are worn out, I will stop with you and help you fix them. Or wait until you find new ones that are just the right fit.

5. I will accept and try to love your crazy family as my own. I understand how complicated and unbelievable families can be but I do know the base is always love.

6. I will give you all my maps and some flashlights too so you can go on to explore parts of me I don’t display. There won’t be anything you will not know if you want to. I won’t let you read my diaries but I will let you read my soul.

7. I will step out of the goof closet I have been living in all my life and show you who I really am and make you laugh and smile and blush and yell.

8. I will say yes to adventure and to crazy sexual desires and have long lists of my very own I will like to explore with you.

9. I won’t cook or clean and I won’t be sorry about it. But I will keep your heart fed and the dark corners of your mind clean.

10. I won’t demand your phone/social media/bank passwords because all I really want is to look in your eyes and know what you’re thinking, to touch you and know what you’re feeling and to love a person I know as well and as little as myself.
As little as myself is only stating the disregard for the expectations and standards of the society and people and the masks we are given to wear on every birthday.

11. I will love the lazy Sundays at home as well as all the days we forget what day of the week it is or what time it really is because we are lost in time zones, on airplanes and in between magic.

12. When we argue I will never not stay silent or keep anything on the inside. I will get it all out so that there is never anything ugly left to grow on the inside.