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This little snippet of some of the behind-the-scenes footage is what I live for!!!

Jensen is soooo freaking adorable, and even though he’s said he doesn’t ship Destiel he obviously really loves the character Cas as well as Misha, and even HE thinks that Cas may be more homo than hetero if you know what I mean.


I give you Exhibit B in terms of Jensen’s perspective of Cas (which is so lovely):

This next one’s actually hilarious!!

[For the following video, start at 9:05, but after 10:10 go ahead and skip to 14:40 to see the really good stuff start]. Lol, it sounds like I’m writing an instruction manual but I promise I’m just trying to make it easier for people who don’t want to sit through a ton of the irrelevant parts of the video 

(The part I’m talking about in this video is when Jensen talks about how, when he’s comfortable at home sitting on his couch and he’s just gotten a script for Supernatural, he reads it aloud, and he reads everyone’s parts in different voices, and this is actually real and the way he reads Castiel’s/Misha’s part which is illustrative of the way he hears Misha/Cas speak, will have you dead but smiling your face off.) 

If you really want to skip RIGHT to it, just go to 15:50

God brings his people to the mountain for a wedding, and they settle for an instruction manual instead. As Paul put it, the Law “was added because of transgressions.” The Creator offers light and life with him; we reject it and run toward darkness and death in separation from him. There is a good purpose behind the Law—it tries to restrain the destructive power of our sin. When crime and injustice run rampant, law and order are important for the community to flourish. A world without murder, adultery, and greed would be a better place to live. And the Law’s boundaries point us toward what God is like and wants for his world. If I worship idols or kill my neighbor, I’m probably not doing a good job loving God and others. This reveals our need for grace. But if there were no sin, the law would be unnecessary. If we were immersed in life with God, we wouldn’t need a rule book. Augustine famously said, “Love God and do what you please.” This sounds strange at first glance. “If I do whatever I want, won’t I do things God doesn’t like?” But the premise is that I first love God. If my heart, my desires, my affections are set on God, then the rest will follow.
—  Joshua Ryan Butler, The Pursuing God
TAURUS: lately life has felt like a carnival ride that you stumbled onto by accident and you don’t understand why everybody else is having such a good time. why everybody else has open-mouth smiles and bright eyes while you’re clutching your lap-bar praying for something to end. it won’t always be like this. the ground isn’t going to perpetually swing around you, stealing your balance and your ability to move as if your existence is something flimsy and disposable. this will all slow down eventually. please stay until then. the view from the top will be worth it.

GEMINI: you’ve taken every offhand remark to heart since the day you were born and your chest has become so heavy that it’s hard to breathe around all of that hurt. you know you don’t have to keep it all hidden, right? storage units exist for a reason: humans were never meant to bear all of their belongings. I know that your statuesque stance is one you’ve been practicing for centuries, but it’s okay to ask for help. nobody is going to be mad at you or think of you as weak for doing so.

CANCER: you’re holding something beautiful and this is the most terrifying thing you’ve ever done. because you’re so used to watching watching eggs roll off the countertop and kisses slip off of your cheek that everything worthwhile seems fleeting. fragile. forced. like the universe is playing a game to see how good you are at playing catch with crystal balls. but you’ve gotta believe in the potential of durability. if you’ve managed to exist for this long without giving up, you must believe in something, and it must be pretty special. don’t lose it now. not after all this time.

LEO: maybe it feels like the april showers will never stop pouring down on you. maybe you keep trying to fix new things with old instruction manuals and end up getting frustrated when the pictures don’t match what’s in front of you. maybe you’re starting to realize that not everything is going to work out the way you need it to and that scares you. it scares you because the last time this happened it almost killed you. but the key word here is almost. you’re more than the rubble you’ve had to sift through and the photographs you’ve had to throw out. you were never meant to burn out. you were designed to endure.

VIRGO: so, you ran away from home. you’re playing hooky from your life because every scenario you’ve found yourself in has ended in blood. and you’re sick of it. you never asked for any of this. but then again, has anyone? I can’t imagine how tiring it must be to build those walls around yourself every morning, before your coffee and your nicotine, before you think about the lover you left behind. have you ever visited the grand canyon? you should. it’s time you found some beauty in what’s below the surface. look at how easy it is to see the sky from here. but please don’t try to fly until you’ve looked down once or twice please.

LIBRA: you ran into the past while crossing the street and you didn’t stop to say hello. were you scared? or were you just waiting for what you abandoned to make the first move? either way, you didn’t say hello and that’s okay. you don’t have to feel shameful about the ugliness of your progress. not everybody’s carriage stays a carriage when the clock strikes midnight. that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. that doesn’t mean it wasn’t real or valuable. you ran into the past while crossing the street and it didn’t hurt you. not this time. not you.

SCORPIO: everybody around you seems to be darting across the universe with their hearts on their sleeves and it makes you feel as though something is wrong with you. as if the molasses town your feet are submerged in is something that you asked for, that you wanted. you know, you don’t have to travel at the speed of light in order to get out of bed in the morning and that’s still something miraculous, especially when every part of you is begging to pull the covers over your eyes and dream a little longer. I’m proud of you for fighting that feeling. I know it’s hard. I know it’s hard.

SAGITTARIUS: I think that it’s time for you to start believing in fairy tales again. do you remember being smaller? looking for magic around every corner? that spark doesn’t leave once you outgrow the disney themed bedsheets and wear holes in the light-up sneakers. nobody needs you to be the grown-up all of the time, it’s okay to let yourself feel lighthearted again. go pick some daisies or buy some gelato. take care of yourself the way you would’ve before the world showed you its shadows.

CAPRICORN: the monsters under your bed have been keeping you awake for months but you don’t have the heart to drive them away. you’ve kinda liked the company. you’ve been throwing them scraps from the dinner table that you couldn’t finish and have taken pleasure in listening to what you couldn’t stomach be put to use. but, baby, you don’t have to be kind to the things that make you shudder in the night. you’re not obligated to give to the things that take and take and take until there’s nothing left. reclaim your bedroom. this, this is yours. it always will be.

AQUARIUS: sometimes you find yourself thinking about the cost of living. how much of yourself you’ve had to trade in order to stay alive. it’s really easy to get angry, when you see that other people have traded so much less and gotten so much more. but don’t let yourself get caught up in the what-if’s because that’s a maze that’ll never let you leave, no matter the strength of the compass you bring with you. forgive yourself for what you’ve had to do to survive. it doesn’t make sense to be ashamed of all you’ve gone through, when everyone else just wants to watch you succeed. we’re rooting for you.

PISCES: you’ve become an expert at mending the bridges that people have burned in your wake and I hope that you see the beauty in that. the talent it takes to reconstruct a pathway between two islands is immense and you’ve forgotten this in all of the excitement. you’ve accomplished great things in such a short time, and it’s breathtaking. truly. when you were born everybody in the room must’ve held their breath, because how could they not see what they were bringing into the world? sure, you’ve caused a few accidents. but you’re working to fix the damage. you’re trying. that’s enough.

ARIES: the clocks have all been telling you that you’re late for figuring yourself out. which is another way of saying that it feels as though time itself has been harassing you because you don’t know who you are yet. and hey, fuck ‘em. time is a construct: while you? you’re here. you’re breathing. you’re taking the alarms and setting them for 12pm because this is your life and you dictate what it’ll be filled with. don’t worry about the calendars or the deadlines. you’ll find yourself when you’re ready. take as many seconds as you need.

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[ revision log printable + google sheets ] — reviewing course material is an excellent way to retain information over the long term! to use for my exams, i made a little revision google sheet and a matching printable, which i’ve decided to share with the community (●っゝω・)っ~☆

✨ — at the time i didn’t realize it, but this is inspired by @s0manythings​‘ beautiful grade tracker printable + sheet set! go have a look!

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•  printable pdfs, available in 5 colors ( bubblegum, lavender moon, seafoam, silver & gold, studykyt colors ) + b&w version ( skyscraper ) + bonus color ( field berries ).

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• instructions manual on how to use the google sheet.

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Object Cursing

Originally posted by hecatecrataeis

The Basics

What is a cursed object?

A cursed object is an object or item that has been enchanted to hold a curse to it. It is similar to the movies where a cursed object may cause bad luck or torment someone. Just like any enchanted object, it is linked to a spell but it instead puts out negative energy.

What objects can be cursed?

Any object or item can be cursed, just like how any object or item can be enchanted. Whether you are cursing jewelry, a crystal, an image, your grimoire, or anything else it doesn’t matter.

Why would one want to curse something?

A witch may wish to curse something for various reasons, just like there are many reasons people put curses on others.

An object may be cursed to prevent others from taking it or if someone does it will bring them misfortune or misery until the object is returned to the owner. Some witches curse their grimoires or other magical books to keep others from snooping in them or stealing their personal secrets, especially if that witch finds their practice very personal and wish not to share it with others. An object may also be cursed if it belongs to another that the witch feels deserves to be punished.

How to Curse an Object

Cleansing:

Before you start your cursing process you need to do cleansing. Cleanse the space you will be working in, cleanse yourself, and cleanse the object you are cursing. You don’t want any extra or residual energy hanging about and affecting your curse.

I often will also set up some self protection, though nothing ever too big. Usually I just put a bowl of salt near me and a few protective crystals. You can put up wards as well if you desire and any other barriers if you feel it is needed.

Preparation:

Once you and your area is cleansed, if needed you should ground and center yourself. Cursing can take a lot of energy so drinking some energizing tea like black teas can help as well as drinking water and eating beforehand.

Get your object ready and then gather your other ingredients.

If you need some help determining what to use in a curse here are some posts of curse correspondences:

Cursing:

Once you have gathered your ingredients to cause the effects you desire to whoever ends up with this object surrounded or cover the object with the ingredients, you are going to use their energies to curse your item.

This is when you use your visualization skills, you may visualize the energies physically leaving the ingredients and entering that of the item of you are cursing. You may also use chanting if you desire.

Writing down your intent for the curse and either reciting it outloud or in your head is recommended. It would also be a good idea to state in your curse that this curse only affects those who take this object from you and that it is a curse that is to activate once the item leaves your possession.

It is good to make sure in your written/spoken words of the curse to state that once the item returns to your possession the curse will subside or end. Or to have a small item ‘anchored’ to the curse such as a notecard with words on it “I break the curse” or a sigil, a dried flower or herb, etc that once you do wish to break the curse on the object and you do not have it in your possession any longer you may burn or destroy this “anchor”.

If your item or object has already been taken or stolen and you wish to curse it you can. Perform your curse in the location you normally keep the missing object for it should still have that object’s energy about and if you can have something related to the object about such as wires that were once connected to it, its case/box/bag, a picture or image of it, something that was kept close to it, its instruction manual, etc. Curse the object using these items to connect you to it.

Aftercare:

Once you have finished cursing the object tuck your anchor somewhere safe and easily available for if at any point you need to immediately break the curse. Then re-cleanse yourself and your room but do not cleanse the object you just cursed (it would ruin all of your hard work). Then take a nice well earned rest, cursing can be very exhausting.

Removing a Curse from A Cursed Object

If you wish to remove the curse from your object you may then destroy the “anchor” previously mentioned. Another way, if the item is in your possession, is to do a nice good cleansing of it and while cleansing it stating very clearly that you now end the curse on the object.

Some cleansing methods to remove a curse from an object are: running it through incense or sage smoke, submerging in moon water, washing with soap, resting it in or near salt, moonlight cleansing, sunlight cleansing, wind cleansing, rain cleansing, crystal cleansing, chanting, music and sounds, and cleansing herbs.

It is best to let it rest to cleanse for a few days if you are using a technique such as moonlight cleansing, salt cleansing or herb cleansing.

Once it is well cleansed and the anchor is destroyed it should be curse free.

NOTE: Removing a curse of an object that you did not curse yourself can be much more difficult to do and may take numerous cleansings and banishing spells to remove the curse fully.

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beekeeping manual

written using a predictive text interface

source: flow beehive instruction manual

method: chose a word from 15 options at each step. set favorite whole sentences to images.

transcript:

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Things that I associate with the types (by an ISTP)

ESFJ: foreign music, aesthetics, makeup on point, mother figure, olive green, sunlight through trees at sunset, laughing till you can’t breathe

ENFJ: upbeat music, childhood, colorful bedspreads, suntans, bright pink, running around outside all day and coming home still full of energy

ESTJ: organized playlists, pie charts, schedules, greyscale, glass, speaking in front of hundreds of thousands of people without faltering

ENTJ: classical music, corkboard, dayplanners, warm greys, leading small teams in difficult situations

ENFP: BUBBLES!!!!!, edm, highlighters and markers, teal, reuniting with old friends and everything being just the same

ESFP: best day of my life on repeat, youtube, pale pink, big cities, always wanting to be around people and yet always feeling alone

ENTP: instrumental music, Pinball machines, go-karting, edgy jokes, winking, coming up with different ways around rules but not acting on them

ESTP: pop rock, large groups of friends, black ripped skinny jeans, dark grey hoodies, glass buildings, running outside at night

ISFJ: Disney soundtracks, sunshine through windows, sundresses, pastel pink, reading a book in a tree at sunrise

INFJ: soft rock, flower crowns, kittens, dresses with combat boots, staying up late having a really deep conversation with a friend

ISTJ: electronic music, computers, film theory, greys and blues, instruction manuals, editing videos till 3 am

INTJ: cultural music, memes, ripped skinny jeans, politics, art, dark blue, a little bit of knowledge on a lot of subjects

INFP: just music, inside jokes, purple, smirks with raised eyebrows, headphones, either being very social or disappearing for months without a trace

ISFP: fairy sounds, mythical?, do you even exist????, literally, I’ve never met one of your kind????, smiles, running through a field of sunflowers

INTP: heavy music, cool af, I want to be you, alone a lot, dark purple, books smart, but not street smart, converse hightops, doing bad in school but you’re really f-ing smart

ISTP: rock music, graffiti, black, combat boots, BASE jumping, doing stupid shit smartly, running around at night with friends, always feeling alone, either really deep or shalow af

Unlucky Steam key scammer calls electronics, gets the dumbest employee in the world

When I worked at Walmart, I went from cart pusher->cashier->electronics->security. Sometimes after I switched to security, when electronics was really swamped, I’d help out for a few minutes. One day, the phone was ringing and I was walking by and randomly answered it.

Sir Scamalot: “Hello, sir, this is Steam Support services with Valve.”

Instantly, of course, I know this is a scam. I adore valve and played so many of their games too. I can’t believe my luck! Of all the calls to answer! Surprisingly he didn’t have some weird accent.

Me: “Oh, uh… what can I do for you?”

Sir Scamalot: “We’ve had reports that game keys shipped to your location may have an error that prevents it from authenticating, specifically the game Counter Strike. We need to validate your game keys to see if your affected.” [I forget which CS was on sale then, this was 2008].

Me: “Oh, what do I do?” As if I didn’t know.

Sir Scamalot: “Well I just need you to open any copies of the game you have and read me the CD key on the instruction manual so I can verify them with our validation software.” [or on the jewel case, I don’t remember that either]

Me: “Sure thing, can I put you on hold for a minute while I get those?”

Sir Scamalot: [obviously happy] “Sure!”

So I put Sir Scamalot on hold while I called all the other area stores electronics department and warned them about the scammer and confirmed nobody had taken a call like this earlier. About 15 minutes later, I get back to Scamalot.

Me: “Thanks for holding, but I can’t find any CD keys. I looked all through the book and the packages.”

Sir Scamalot: [annoyed] “Well sir, just open any copy of Counter Strike and on the-”

Me: “Oh, COUNTER STRIKE! I thought you said Counting Strikes, that bowling game, ok, hold on!”

Everyone in the department is listening and we all laugh. 10 minutes later, I’m back on the line.

Me: “Ok, I got what you’re looking for! What do you need?”

Now I make him walk me through how to open the box, including interrogating him for 5 minutes about how to do it without breaking the seal, then pretend I can’t find the book, etc etc.

Finally, I’m ready to read the code!

First, I read him the UPC. This upsets him. Then I read him a part number from something. Now he’s livid. Finally, I ask if he means the code on the book that says “game key” and has like groups of four digits with dashes (like he’s said probably 50 times already) and he gets excited again.

Oh, ok heres the game key…

Me: “Ok F… like frank. U… like uncle. C… like cat.”

Sir Scamalot: “Sir, I don’t think thats right, normally a code would-”

Me: “No, its. F, U, C, then K like kite. Next four is Y like yesterday. O like owl-”

And he swore at me and hung up.

Android Companion AU

Lucis is an advanced civilization, the crown city of Insomnia is self sustaining and generally safe, but the limited land with which to build on can barely fit the growing population. You are an independent adult who had landed a dream job in the heart of the city, your parents bid you farewell from their farmhouse just east of Lestallum, and now you are living alone in a very crowded, claustrophobic, and constantly noisy business district.

One day, you find an offer of comfort in your solitary life:

Model: NOCT-1.5 (limited number of units produced):

  • This model is the cutting-edge technology of all companions available in the market, the be-all end-all royalty of the trade. it is never advertised because very few people can afford it, but you’re a tech nerd and you’ve heard of the legends
  • It’s usually ridiculously expensive and waaaay out of your range, for some reason, this one is on sharp discount in your local computer shop
  • the clerk tells you it’s on a discount because it has been taken out of the box by a previous owner and returned, but is in top shape otherwise
  • it’s a small investment even after the price cut and you’re seriously trying to talk yourself out of it, but the more you look at the android behind the sheer plastic, the more you are entranced by the sharp features and slim design.
  • a part of you hungers to see what the eyes look like once turned on, and what kinds of apps and functions you can install on such a rare product
  • you take it home, and the moment you plug it- him in, bright piercing eyes glow red for three seconds, and then mellow out to a soft crystal blue

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WikiLeaks Releases What It Calls CIA Trove Of Cyber-Espionage Documents

WikiLeaks has released thousands of files that it identifies as CIA documents related to the agency’s cyber-espionage tools and programs.

The documents published on Tuesday include instruction manuals, support documents, notes and conversations about, among other things, efforts to exploit vulnerabilities in smartphones and turn smart TVs into listening devices.

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[TRANSLATION] THE8′s self-written profile

Name: Seo Myungho
Date of Birth (age): 1997.11.07 (21)
Unit: Performance
Position: Fashionista (currently developing)
Hobby: Shopping, watching dramas
Specialty: Looking good with any hair colour
Nickname: Yong-pal
Habit: Lip biting

Motto: Let’s make an effort! If you don’t try, nobody will acknowledge you
Things you like (3 things): Items to do with fashion. Friends. Family.
Things you dislike (3 things): Being ignored. Dirty things. The cold and the heat.
Recent big interest: Fashion. Drama.
Music that you have enjoyed recently: Who Are You~
A movie that left a deep emotional impression on you recently: I can’t pick only one..
A unit you’d like to try aside from your current unit?: Hip hop. Because I like hip hop~
If I express myself using one word?: I am me.
If I express CARATs using one word?: Good!!
My goal for 2017: Getting my driver’s license and peace
A word to myself after a year: Have you gotten a bit cooler?
Instruction manual: Call me when you need a shopping mate.
Beware of: I become sensitive when it’s loud while I’m sleeping

credit: jina @ fyperformanceunit
picture source: ssy_svt17
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