A Forest Service worker photographed a fire burning inside a tree while he’s fighting Western N.C. wildfires. He said there is no filter on the photo, rather, the fire is so hot this is its actual color.
You know how in D&D-style fantasy settings, elves’ appearances and abilities always seem to be reflected in their dwellings?
Like, high elves live in tall towers, and wood elves live inside hollow trees, and dark elves live in caves, and whatnot.
A funny notion just occurred to me: what if that reflection goes the other way?
That is, rather than favouring dwellings that match their idiom, elves actually transform - physical appearance, personality, magical talents and all - to reflect the aesthetics and attributes of whatever they happen to live in.
So you’d also have, like, one-room apartment elves, and bungalow elves, and mobile home elves, and lakefront cabin elves, and tin-roofed-shack-in-the-woods elves, and so forth.
@hilarieburton: I remember an early night, you in a backless orange shirt, Greenberg with his guitar and Lee’s dance moves at the Rhino. Everyone was drawn to you. I remember grapefruit vodka shots and conspiring glances and buying our first homes and you crying with me when Scott died and getting stuck in that snowstorm coming back from Chicago, driving home at 2am. I remember hurricane parties and Halloween mischief and shared books and such good gossip and grown up losses and successes. You are multitudes, my friend. You grow lovelier each year and I love that our life are forever tangled. I have been changed by your steadfast friendship. You’re a gift, Sophia. Enjoy your day!!!
Speaking of bluebirds, in the commentary Pat McHale mentions that the way Beatrice’s family is all huddled up together inside the tree is something that bluebirds actually do in the winter to stay warm so I looked up pictures and it’s the cutest thing look at this cozy bird pile
Our Earth is beautiful and majestic. There are many ways that you can connect to our beloved world because it is one of the two elements that you can actually touch. I love our Earth, feeling the vibrations going through my body is one hell of an experience.
Here is a list of different ways to connect to our Earth.
Go outside. Whether you have a special place in your neighborhood, your backyard, or a park; go to that place and sit there. Place your hands on the Earth and feel the heartbeat vibrate through you.
Do yoga outside, with a mat or not (your choice). Let the Earth steady and form you.
Plant a garden. Fill your space and let it flourish. NOTE: Be mindful, plant things that won’t harm your health or others or pets. Do your research. Gardening takes time, patience, and all of your love. You must dedicate yourself.
Take a walk and collect what comes to you. NOTE: Be mindful. Do not collect anything harmful to your health, do your research and keep a notebook or a book on you that can help you identify plants. Only collect items that happen to fall upon your path. Do not pluck, pull, rip, cut. Not only is it disrespecting, it will hurt the plants and not let them grow properly afterwards.
Make a special Earth altar, preferably facing North. Fill it with colors of greens and browns, special items you have collected, crystals, rocks, coins, Mother Earth symbols, statues of trees, etc. Anything that is related to Earth.
Make a sigil that means “I connect to my bountiful Earth and protected by her arms.” or something along the lines. (Again, I am not a sigil maker but something I would like to include for others who are) Wear the sigil on you as you go on walk or take hikes.
Be respectful to animals. (I feel) they are messengers of the Earth, (I feel) they watch us for a reason.
Talk to the trees. Learn from the wisdom they have to offer.
Research Gnomes, they are protectors of our Earth. NOTE: Like working with any spirit, do your research and be respectful. I don’t have any resources to give with working with Gnomes but here are a couple ways I have personally used.
Leave offerings (like flowers or rocks you have collected in the past or food like bread) inside a tree or under a rock. NOTE: Be careful, make sure you are not disturbing an animals home.
Leave currency (coins) to offer respect for all they have done to keep our Earth stable. NOTE: Make sure you do this somewhere that others won’t steal your offering. Make sure it is hidden where only Gnomes can get to it. EX. under a rock or if you have a backyard have a special place in the corner of your yard for this kind of offering.
Be kind to the Earth. Don’t liter, recycle, and show them you are one with the Earth. They care and respect seeing how we can be caring to our Earth.
Join a volunteer group that helps to clean up our Earth or make your own group. Check local listing online for your town.
Gripping the straps of your backpack, you wearily stared at the stony underpass littered with weeds, branches and scattered leaves; wondering if passing through the entrance and walking inside the forest filled with trees and who knew what else was on the other side would be worth it. You wondered if walking for ten miles up a mountain would in any way be okay as you glanced towards the chipped and tattered wooden sign that indicated how long and what to beware of for the hike that would soon ensue, but it wasn’t like you had a choice of turning back now.
You were then pushed into the other side of the underpass, stumbling slightly before blinking as you watched the boys laughing while someone patted your back softly. “Lighten up,” you heard Hoseok say, walking passed you before eyeing you over his shoulder, “it’s going to be amazing!”
Gulping, you turned behind you to see the parking lot void of any life as your cars settled side by side, completely empty as you all carried your needed necessities inside your packs. You were told that the trip was going to be fun, that the mountain you were supposed to be residing in was one of the most beautiful ones in the country, but somehow, something was eating at your brain as you felt a strange feeling prickling in the darkest pits of your stomach; that once you were off the mountain..
am really upset because I had everyone done but then I lost the document so let’s
try this again. This’ll only be Hunk and Pidge’s channels then I’ll do Shiro
and Allura and finally ending with Keith and Lance. Part 1 here. Part 3 and Part 4.
Hunk comes over A LOT and they do
tech reviews and science talks
The tech is more
robotics related because of Hunk’s engineering degree
Pidge usually ends up
so absorbed in their work on a new robot that Hunk does all the talking
they’ve got it down to a science *fingerguns*
Keith is so happy to be on Pidge’s
channel where the games actually WORK
talk conspiracies the entire time
One time Pidge asked: “Who
would you rather marry: Lance or Mothman?”
Keith stares at Pidge
then the facecam and in a deadpan, “I would take a bullet for Mothman”
answer they were hoping for but the shippers hold out hope due to Keith’s blush
for the rest of that video
Lance and Pidge do Q&As because
They meme so much
together it’s a wonder they get their videos done
Pidge always slides
innuendos about Keith into their conversations
stutters and blushes every time
Shiro has done one video with
Pidge. About his arm.
The entire video is
Pidge begging Shiro to let them “upgrade” it
SHIIIIRO wouldn’t a flamethrower arm be so COOL??”
When he comes to visit, Matt and
Pidge talk tech
They usually disagrees
so there are TECH BATTLES
a smooth operator that throws out logic to stump even Pidge so he usually wins
Subscribers love Matt
because he is the Best Big Brother
Allura and Pidge do HAIR SCIENCE. It’s
Allura knows the best
straightener, curling iron, and hairdryer for every type of hair and Pidge will
tell you why
They also love to tell
stories about Shiro and Matt’s younger days while Allura takes notes
Doing collabs with Lance is inevitable when they’re
They do best friend and
One of Hunk’s most
popular videos is his Best Friend Tag with Lance
best inside joke?”
Lance dying of laughter*
scream for an explanation but the two of them are tight-lipped
Videos with Pidge are always
The two of them talk
tech and upgrade stuff
tagline for every video with Pidge is “Don’t try this at home unless you have
at least one technology degree.”
They turned Hunk’s
kitchen into something out of a pro cooking show
Shiro is actually the best cook out
of them all after Hunk
Who do you think kept
Keith fed growing up?
They cook meals and
give life advice for their videos
always waiting in the background to taste-test and/or give commentary
Shiro is lowkey jealous
of Hunk’s pro kitchen
Coran appears in a few of Hunk’s cooking
Usually it ends up with
Hunk trying to salvage Coran’s attempt
always ends up looking like green goo
understand how it’s green. We literally used no green ingredients.”
I’ve got more but that’s
all for now. Like I said Shallura and Klance incoming. If you have any
questions about the AU, just send me an ask.
if anyone wants to write fanfic or draw or do anything with this AU, GO FOR IT!
Please tag me though so I can see it and love it!