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Part Four: Writing Travel With Non-Humans

If a list were made of the top mistakes made by–particularly fantasy–writers, surely travel, travel times, distances, and the needs of animals during that travel would be right up there. Consider for a moment that Frodo and Sam’s journey took approximately 6 months to get from the Shire to Mount Doom. But Pear, you say, it’s not like they were walking that whole time! They stayed in Rivendell for two months after he agrees to take the ring! And of course, you’d be right, but consider that they are two days in Moria, and it takes the group 7 days to get from Bree to Weathertop, a time frame which was just travel, for the most part. Take a look at it on a map:

And now consider the entirety of the world map:

Taking into consideration breaks for eating and sleeping, difficult terrain, horses, boats, and walking, Tolkien did a fairly good job of making sure the travel times for his world were accurate or at least plausible.

Now consider that 30 miles is the maximum a human can walk in a day without stops and without considering gear, and it’s more accurate to guesstimate ~10-15 miles. It’s ~40 miles from Washington DC to Baltimore, Maryland and can be driven in ~1 hour. Now consider that roads and highways have turned difficult terrain into easily navigable areas, and that cars have drastically lengthened how far and how long we can travel. A team of horses pulling a carriage can expect approximately 50 miles over an 8-12 hour day. A horse will tire from a gallop after approximately 3 miles, but could trot 15 miles without too much strain as long as a few breaks to walk were interspersed. It’s been recorded that on one particular journey, a horse averaged 31 miles per day, though 20 is a more reasonable. (I haven’t put anything regarding companions with wings due to severe variability. Migrating Alpine swifts have been known to fly 200 days straight while other birds don’t even really glide very well. If your companion has wings, do very thorough research into wing bones and strength and do your best.) My point is: We don’t go as far as we think we do, and neither do our creature companions unless we care for them properly.

Long story short, distance matters.

When you’re trying to decide how long it takes to get from one place to another in your story, or attempting to figure out how long it would take an advancing army to reach their destination, consider that our modern view of maps and distances has become severely warped. “It’s not that far,” and “They could make it there in a couple of hours,” and “They’ll be here tomorrow,” are common assumptions for writers, but they might not take into consideration that our characters, creature or otherwise, cannot travel all day without pause, even on roads.

Terrain

Remember to take terrain into consideration. Your creatures accompanying your characters have different physiology than your humanoid characters, so how fast can they travel? Do they have the body strength to be able to carry someone, specifically the spinal strength? Remember that the more people you add to the back of a creature, the slower the creature will travel, even horses. Additionally, consider what their feet are made from. A horse’s hooves are a dense material that takes long usage fairly well (rocks and terrain difficulties aside) which is part of why they (and other hoofed creatures) make good pack animals and “vehicles,” alongside other factors. We don’t go around riding creatures with paws because paws rub raw faster when burdened with weight and asked to go long distances. Creatures traveling on their own legs will travel differently over different terrain. Remember when I mentioned earlier in the series that you should be thinking about where your creature companions originate from? Their physiology will be tailored to travel best over that kind of terrain. If they’re from meadows, rocky mountains will slow them down. Obviously, travel speeds will change depending on the terrain, and the endurance of your creatures will, too. Horses will become lame if rocks or other materials become lodged in their hooves (think about having a rock in your shoe!). Consider how terrain could impact your creature companion in similar ways depending on the construction of their feet.

Food & Water

The most common trope for feeding our humanoid characters on their journey is that they have rations in their packs: dried fruit, tough bread, hunks of cheese, dried meat jerky, etc. What’s often forgotten about is sufficient and appropriate food and water for creature companions. Water retention and metabolism rates vary widely across creatures. You can’t assume that they’ll function like your humanoids do.

When you were planning your creature companion and where they came from, I asked you to consider what kind of eaters they are (herbivore, carnivore, omnivore) to get a good basic idea of what your companions eat. They’re likely not going to be carrying around their food like your humanoids might, so you need to plan for your characters to either be hunting for the creature or to allow the creature to go off and hunt. But don’t just say, “They went off to hunt, returning three hours later with a bloody maw.” You need to know if the area they paused in has the types of foods your creature eats available. Know the environments they’re traveling in; know what’s around and what’s not. It’s okay for your creatures to go without a meal now and then, but it’s not going to make them happy or pleasant to be around the longer they miss out on food. Be aware of how their personality, their travel speed, their fighting capability, and their focus will be impacted when they are forced to go without food.

For emergency water supplies, it’s recommended to carry 1 gallon of water per person per day while cats and dogs generally need 1 gallon each per 3 days. These measures are not taking travel into account, which would raise the predicted amounts. We almost never think about having that much water hanging around our characters for their trek across wherever, but giving our creatures the breaks they will need and the water they’ll need often gets entirely forgotten. Take breaks. All-day travel is hard, hard work on anyone, car or not. Make sure your characters are traveling between places with potable water, whether that’s sources like rivers or cities with wells.

Stress, Sleep, and Special Care

Travel isn’t a walk in the park. It’s a long, grueling journey, filled with difficult decisions and dangerous encounters. There’s socializing and surviving, and it’s not as simple as going out to do the thing. Stress is going to come into play more and more the longer your characters and creatures travel. Think about how this increase in stress will effect your creature companions. Do they know what’s going on? What’s their perspective on the trip? Have they perceived themselves in danger yet? How will they react when they do? How do they deal with being forced to spend a prolonged amount of time in close quarters with others? Is that normal and welcome to them, or is it strange and not preferred? Will they seek out their own space or stick close to the others?

Remember that sleep is not going to be ideal. It may be few and far between, after long days of intense activity, interrupted by attacks, unfulfilling because of discomfort or anxiety, or any number of other things. You still need to consider how your creature would normally try to sleep, and then think about how they could if they needed to, because, trust me, they’re going to need to. Similar questions to those above should be considered including how your creature will handle going some sleepless nights. How will its mood and ability to handle changes in plan be impacted by lack of sleep? How about appetite and willingness to perform? All the problems we encounter with sleep, sleeplessness, interrupted sleep, and less-than-preferred amounts of sleep will need to be considered for your creatures, as much as for your humanoids.

Some creatures will need tending to when travel ceases, whether for a break or at the end of a day. They may need special attention like horses having their tack removed and a nice rub down, or creatures that traveled in a backpack or on a shoulder may need to wander a bit and stretch the legs. Please, please, pay attention to these things. There’s nothing worse than reading poor animal care from a farm boy going on their first big adventure. Casual mentions of the care and attention are sufficient, but completely ignoring this facet leaves out a big part of what travel is with a creature companion. If your creature is a mythical beast, break it down to its root characteristics to determine how they may need to be bedded down for the night. Are your dragons more lizard-like and likely to seek out warm places for the evening, perhaps burrowing for a nest in the ground? Are your hippogryphs able to find enough materials to nest in or do they take more to the horse side of things and sleep standing? Break things down and determine appropriate care for your creatures, then make sure your humanoids are performing those actions they need to ensure comfort for their companions.

Look. Just don’t forget you’ve got another character who has different needs. Don’t pass them off, don’t forget about them, don’t gloss over them. If you’re going to have a creature companion, you need to make sure you’re treating them like any other character and paying attention to their wants and needs the way you do for humanoids. Make sure you’re not asking them to go too far, too fast, without appropriate access to food and water. Take care of your creatures!

Next up: Contributing abilities!

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The Great War 100: Decisive Battles of the War

Battle of Verdun - February 21, 1916 - December 18, 1916
- An attritional battle instigated by Germany to destroy the French Army
-On the opening day of the battle, 1,220 German artillery pieces fired over 1,000,000 shells on Verdun and the surrounding areas in a 9 hour period.

Battle of the Somme - July 1, 1916 - November 18,1916
- Originally planned as a French offensive with minimal British support, intended to smash the German army and deplete their manpower.
- With the German attack at Verdun, the French instead asked the British to carry out a large diversionary attack to relieve pressure on the French army.
-The Battle of the Somme was one of the largest battles of the First World War, by the time fighting had petered out in late autumn 1916 the forces involved had suffered more than 1 million casualties, making it one of the bloodiest military operations ever recorded.

3rd Battle of Ypres, Passchendaele - July 31, 1917 - November 10, 1917
- Haig was convinced the fighting of 1916 (Somme and Verdun) had weakened the German Army and wanted to deliver the knockout blow in Flanders
- As well as being Haig’s preferred region for a large attack, the Royal Navy were worried about intense German submarine activity emanating from the Belgium ports and implored Haig to capture these areas.

Gallipoli - March 18, 1915 - January 9, 1916
- Originally a Naval operation, the main reason to attack this area was to open up more reliable trade routes with Russia, via the Black Sea.
- There was also a feeling among senior British leaders that due to a stalemate on the Western Front, a new front was needed to ensure progress in the war.

Kaiserschlacht, The German Spring Offensive of 1918 - March 21, 1918 - June 12, 1918
Germany knew that their only chance of winning the war was to knock out the Allies before the extra resources of men and material from the USA could be deployed. The main thrust of the attack was against the British towards the town of Amiens. It was thought that after the British were defeated the French would quickly look for peace.
- Amiens was a strategically important supply town with a large railway hub that supported both British and French armies. If this town was captured, it would severely impede Allied supply.

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so last night I was tabling with Nicole of #StillBisexual at a bi art event, which was in a performance space that hosts LGBTQ artists and their work. 

Nicole and I are sitting at the table with all sorts of #StillBisexual swag when this guy walks up, looks at the table and says to us, “Yeah, I don’t know about those bisexual people, like, can you ever really trust them?”

…at a bi booth. In an LGBTQ performance space. Before a performance about bisexuality and stigma.

Nicole didn’t miss a beat and said, “Sounds like someone needs a brochure.” But the guy continued to tell me about how you can’t trust a bisexual to not cheat on you because they’ll always be craving “the other half.” I tried to stay polite while attempting to check him but the whole time in my head I was like ???!!!!??!!

Later in the night he interrogated a THIRD bi person about the same thing, (and mentioned how he wouldn’t date a bi man). Turns out this dude is the artistic director of the space. 

This is what bi people mean when we say sometimes we don’t feel safe in LGBTQ spaces. The fact that people feel totally fine with voicing their prejudices about bi people - TO bi people - in spaces that are supposedly for us as well? 

Yeah, not cool. 

anonymous asked:

I ❤you and your writing. B + C met during a games night at mutual friends when they got ultra competitive over a game of Monopoly. It's only right that he proposes during a game of Pictionary with the gang. Except Clarke is so focused on trying to win, that the 'subtle' theming of all the clues (i.e. totally obvious films/books etc about love and marriage, especially picked by Bellamy) totally passes her by... Cue much hilarity amongst their friends, and much exasperation/love from Bellamy. ❤

Thanks for the prompt!! I tweaked it a little, firstly because I was going on memory and forgot it was specifically pictionary, and then secondly because the thought of someone proposing to me in public/in front of people genuinely horrifies me and I couldn’t bring myself to write it lmao. Hope you like it anyway!

(ao3)


“So, marriage.”

Bellamy drives off the road, blinking at the TV as Princess Peach zooms across the finish line while his screen is black, Waluigi falling into the abyss.

“Was that intentional?” He asks, finishing the race on autopilot and in twelfth place, as Clarke snuggles into his side and presses her smile into his shoulder.

“It was a conversation I’ve been trying to figure out when to have.”

“And you decided the last three seconds of Rainbow Road was the right time?”

“Two birds, one stone.” She tilts her head and smirks up at him, and he can’t help the way his irritation instantly disappears. She might be ruthlessly competitive, but he’s also like ninety percent sure she wants to marry him, and he can’t find it within himself to be upset about anything when he’s thinking about that. “So what do you think?”

“What do I think about marriage? In general?”

“Sure. And to me, specifically.”

“Is this you proposing?”

“No way,” she snorts. “You know I don’t half-ass anything, ever. If I propose, I’m gonna sweep you off your feet.”

He grins. “Fair point.”

“So?”

“So–” He shrugs. “I don’t know. Marriage in general has never been a big dream of mine, mostly because I was pretty relieved Mom never married any of the guys in her life. It’s not like– It was still hard for her to leave some of them, but it would have been harder if there were legalities involved.”

Clarke kisses his shoulder again, nuzzling into him a little, and he puts his arm around her. “As a child of divorce, I can attest that the legalities don’t make any of it easier.”

“I guess I didn’t get the appeal of it for a long time.” He pauses. “But ever since we started dating… Well, I get it now.”

“Yeah?”

He kisses her hair. “Yeah. I want to tell everyone all the time how awesome you are and how awesome our life is together. It’s a lot easier if we do it all at once, with all the people important to us watching. And then everyone else can just take a hint from the rings.”

“Sappy,” she accuses, but he can hear the smile in her voice.

“Plus there are tax advantages and healthcare and stuff.”

“Well if it’s for tax advantages.” She straightens a little, still under his arm, and picks her controller back up.

“Hey.” He pokes her in the side. “You can’t just leave it at that. This is when you’re supposed to tell me what you think.”

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The ENTJ (TeNiSeFi)

Extroverted Thinking (Te):

  • Compelled to accumulate and contribute useful, productive, and relevant information
  • May accumulate factual knowledge in matters useful to their chosen field, area of interest, or they suspect may be useful in the future
  • Believes they must know and make sense of how the external environment works to function at an optimal level and maintain control over their experience
  • Constantly searching for and involving themselves in practical projects and other avenues where their knowledge is useful
  • Typically comfortable asserting their knowledge or correcting factual inaccuracies of others
  • Good at offering logical advice or information that can be applied to the external world to produce positive or productive results
  • Often highly pragmatic, diligent, and proactive
  • Often uncomfortable and restless if unable to pursue their goals and productive ventures
  • Inclined toward highly active schedules and lifestyles
  • May tend to find themselves “busy” most of the time (prone to workaholic tendencies)
  • Easily able to arrange, define, or organize the external environment in order to maximize their own or others’ potential
  • Often concerned with matters of efficiency and productivity; able to offer suggestions on improving the environment, under these principles
  • May not actively seek leadership roles, but won’t shun them; prone to stepping in if they feel others are unqualified or that nonintervention would lead to negative outcomes or inefficiency
  • Has a direct, formal style of communication and interaction, tends to speak quickly and to the point
  • Values clear and unambiguous communication; expects the same from others; does not suffer fools lightly, and believes in sharing factually correct information
  • Tends toward strong opinions about others’ ideas
  • May be critical of widely accepted viewpoints, seeing them as grounded in popular mythology rather than fact

Introverted Intuition (Ni):

  • Future-oriented in their thinking
  • Inclined to consider the consequences, implications, and long-term strategies of their actions
  • They pay less attention to the immediate details of carrying out their ideas than the future implications or impact of their idea
  • Often better at big picture thinking than detail-oriented thinking
  • Inclined, due to this, to take the job of consultant or innovator, preferring to leave the details and implementation to others
  • Commonly possess an entrepreneurial spirit and seeks to advance their own vision of a paradigmatic innovation or improvement
  • Feels an internal need to maintain sovereignty over their affairs and schedules
  • Become impatient if outside circumstances limit or hinder their productivity
  • May feel stifled unless they have a degree of flexibility in which to change their plans as situations change
  • Most comfortable when vigorously occupied with many things to do
  • Prone to intense mental activity, which can sometimes manifest in reflective, philosophical or detachedly contemplative behavior
  • Prone to constant reevaluation over practical matters before them
  • Can direct their mental energy toward developing new analogies or metaphors for conceptualizing their understanding, juxtaposing concepts and thinking about the same material in different ways

Extroverted Sensing (Se):

  • Can sometimes get mired in the little details of their work
  • Can be avoidant, neglectful, indecisive or scatterbrained in daily affairs
  • May have trouble motivating themselves through force of will to take care of menial details and decisions
  • May lack the willpower and tenacity to resolutely pursue their goals, and appreciate others who push, encourage, or support them toward these ends
  • Appreciates those who break them out of inactivity
  • Desires a sense of control over their environment; resistant to external control or “interference”
  • Prone toward a desire to “appreciate the finer things in life”
  • May over-indulge in the pleasures life has to offer (sex, food, expensive clothing, fashionable or fast-paced lifestyles)
  • Prone toward occasional impulses and sensory-driven pursuits, sometimes at the cost of a higher purpose or ideal 

Introverted Feeling (Fi):

  • Often poor at gauging others opinions of them or reactions to them
  • May struggle to discern the state of their personal relationships
  • Can underestimate others’ emotions and fail to meet their emotional needs
  • Prone to dismissing emotional decisions as irrational
  • Not naturally in tune with their own internal emotional state
  • May be fixated or perpetually in doubt of the emotional perceptions and hidden motivations of those around them
  • May have difficulty making character judgments or assessing what behavior or intentions they should expect from others
  • Requires sustained and clear discussions of feelings in order to feel secure about their relationships
  • Takes their own feelings seriously
  • Often highly principled
  • May place a great deal of emphasis on personal integrity
  • Drawn toward relationships where personal and private experiences can be shared free of judgment in an atmosphere of mutual trust
  • Comfortable in a relationship where shared sentiments and ethical beliefs make external expressions of emotions unnecessary
  • Often proactive in engaging others but rarely confident of their ability to correctly evaluate emotional intimacy
  • Best complimented by others who establish and reinforce a sense of intimacy
  • May be shy at establishing close friendships
  • Believes actions speak louder than words, and will go to great length to fulfill others’ needs when interacting with those with whom they share kinship and respect
  • May consult others for guidance in actions to ensure they’re following a clear set of ethical principles

 Drawn from MBTI / Socionics descriptions. Compiled by Charity.

Translation – that is, to proceed from one language to the other – is also a journey. Landscapes change, winds with the smells of unfamiliar growth come down from the highlands like news to the valleys, your shadow will get out of shape, and the song remains as a go-between tongue from the known  to  the  unknown.  George  Steiner  once  said  that  translating  is  an  intense,  profound  and provocative activity, at times intimate and upsetting, because of the extreme danger that you may lay  a hand  on  the  essential  being  of  the  other.  I  consider  these  fragments  as  ways  of  paying  homage. Perhaps too, an attempt to draw the veil from the known face which has now gone silent.
—  Breyten Breytenbach, from Voice Over: a nomadic conversation with Mahmoud Darwish (Archipelago Books, 2009)
Masturbation Training

Awww, it’s ok to be embarrassed. I want you to be. I know it’s a little awkward at first, but I want you to get used to masturbating in front of me. Plus it’s the only way I’m going to unlock you.

Initially, your husband may be reluctant, even embarrassed, to masturbate in front of you without any hope of having sex with you, but it is an important part of his training. It’s often best to start this process privately, after he’s gone a period of time without release. During this phase, it is also imperative that he learns to masturbate only when you permit him to do so. (Whether you use enforced chastity or simply have a verbal or written agreement is up to you.) Gently coach him through his orgasm, perhaps telling him about your boyfriend, testing certain trigger words that you can use later with optimal effectiveness. Soon, his reluctance will disappear and turn into a sort of desperation. That is when most women begin to fully realize the level of control they have over their husbands, not just in the bedroom, but over every aspect of their lives. That will be the perfect time to invite him (or force him) to watch you and your boyfriend for the first time. 

Note: This strategy can be used by both novices and experienced couples alike. For the novice, it can be a great way to introduce the idea of cuckolding or hotwifing. For lifestyle veterans, it can be a method of “pulling back” your cuckold from involvement in more intense activities, thus adding a sensual element to the process, before allowing him to become more fully involved once again. 

anonymous asked:

You know what would be great? The bros giving their s/o piggyback rides! That's what would be great.

I like the way you think, anon! 😌 The bros giving their s/o piggyback rides would be great. The innocence of it makes my little heart soar. I specifically included plenty of fluff for your sweet self. Enjoy ❀

{ P.S. Music reccomendations are included for each individual heacannon if a tune is what you need to achieve optimal immersion }


NOCTIS✧

Song: “Northern Wind” by City and Colour

  • Although Noct’s laid back attitude would lead you to believe that he isn’t too thrilled with any kind of interpersonal intimacy, whether it be emotional or physical, it turns out that behind closed doors our sleepy prince is quite the closet cuddler
  • He can’t get enough of the fuzzy feeling he gets from holding or being held by another person (I wonder if he prefers being the big or small spoon..)

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anonymous asked:

Hello! Could you please post the birth of Jemmy? I love that in it Brianna needs his father so much.. she takes all the strenght she needs in Jamie, his presence, his hands..only him, Claire helps her but we saw that without him she couldnt support this.. she is like a lost little girl who need the everything of her father, when she called him daddy I was about to cry.. for me this is when she became a proud daddy's scot girl, when she admit that Jamie is her real father, her 'world' in a way..

Of course! It’s such a great passage and definitely an experience that I’m sure Brianna never thought she would have her father there for.


“It’s like baseball,” I assured her. “Long stretches of boredom, punctuated by short periods of intense activity.” 

She laughed, then stopped abruptly, grimacing. 

“Ugh. Intense, yeah. Whew.” She smiled, a little lopsidedly. “At least at baseball games you get to drink beer and eat hot dogs in the boring parts.” 

Jamie, grasping at the only part of this conversation that made sense, leaned forward. 

“There’s a crock of small beer, cool in the pantry,” he said, peering anxiously at Brianna. “Will I fetch it in?” 

“No,” I said. “Not unless you want some; alcohol wouldn’t be good for the baby.” 

“Ah. What about the hot dog?” He stood up and flexed his hands, obviously preparing to dash out and shoot one. 

“It’s a sort of sausage in a roll,” I said, rubbing my upper lip in an effort not to laugh. I glanced at Brianna. “I don’t think she wants one.” Small beads of sweat had popped out quite suddenly on her wide brow, and she was looking white around the eye sockets. 

“Oh, barf,” she said faintly. 

Correctly interpreting this remark from the look on her face, Jamie hastily applied the damp cloth to her face and neck. 

“Put your head between your knees, lass.” 

She glared at him ferociously. 

“I can’t get … my head … near my knees!” she said, teeth clenched. Then the spasm relaxed and she took a deep breath, the color coming back into her face.

Jamie glanced from her to me, frowning worriedly. He took a hesitant step toward the door.

“I expect I’d best go, then, if you—” 

“Don’t leave me!” 

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The Dance Floor Is Ours

(AO3)


When Alya broke her ankle chasing down a story, Nino knew his dream would have to be put on hold. He didn’t want to complain though, after all it was because Alya found out about his desire to competitively dance that they’d been going to lessons throughout the year, but here they were two months away from their first competition and there was no way that Alya would be able to dance.

“I’m just glad you’re alright,” Nino said in all honesty as he sat on the armrest of the couch.

“It was bound to happen one of these days, but I’m so sorry it happened now Nino. I feel terrible.” Alya said as she laid out on the couch.

Nino shook his head though, there was nothing for her to apologize for, but he still resented the situation. Alya’s expression went from remorseful to amused. “Maybe Marinette can be your partner?”

Marinette, who was sitting on the floor by the couch near Ayla’s head made a face. “I become Nino’s partner and you’re not going to be the only one injured!”

“Oh come on Marinette, I’m sure you could dance,” Adrien, who was sitting in the chair almost across from Marinette, said with confidence.

“This isn’t one of those with or without the mask scenarios thank you very much,” Marinette said, sticking her tongue out at the blond who only laughed.

Nino just shook his head at the two bickering. “Don’t worry about it Alya,” he repeated his words he’d said before. He was surprised when he felt a familiar pressure on his shoulder as a chin rested on it and arms wrapped loosely around him. Nino tilted his head to look into the green eyes of the literal model.

“How about this then,” Adrien said in a soft voice, which Nino would even say was sultry. “How about I dance with you?”

“Psh…” Nino smirked. “Thanks, that’s really sweet.”

Adrien stood up straight and shook his head. “No, I’m serious.”

“Adrien, do you know how much practice we’ve gone through all rea- what are you doing?” Nino was now turned around looking at Adrien who had his phone out.

“I’m clearing my scheduled,” Adrien explained simply.

“You’re what?” Nino looked at the man standing by him like he was crazy.

“Nino,” Adrien lowered his phone to look at him. “This is important to you and if there’s one good thing about having a large bank account is that I can afford to blow off things for a few months without any longer term consequences. Besides, I won’t cancel everything. But there’s a lot of things I don’t need to do, or other people are equally capable of doing.”

Nino’s jaw dropped. “You do realize how much work is involved, don’t you?”

“Probably not,” Adrien said with a smirk, “But I think it will be worth it regardless. Besides, I’m not completely new to dance. I’ve had lot of dance lessons over the years.”

“Great,” Alya grumbled. “I have to be indebted to you now!”

“What?” Adrien turned back to the woman lying on the couch. “No you don’t!”

“Yeah, yeah I do.” Alya said in an annoyed tone, but the on her face smirk told the truth that she wasn’t really angry.

“There goes Adrien, being partner of the year again,” Marinette said with an over dramatic sigh.

“Come over here,” Nino beckoned, his voice thick with emotion. Adrien complied and wrapped his arms around Nino once more before kissing him. Adrien leaned away after a moment to look at Nino. Tears were  running down Nino’s face, but he didn’t seem to care.  Adrien gently whipped them away with his thumbs then kissed both Nino’s cheeks.

“As long as this makes you happy I’ll sweat blood and be happy,” Adrien whispered.

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Quick fact. Ready?
When we workout at moderate intensities, the vessels in our skin dilate in order to send more blood to the surface and release heat from the body.
However at high intensities, that blood is redirected towards the heart and working muscles to fuel their high levels of work. This leads to less thermoregulation, and thus a higher risk of overheating when working at very high intensities, especially in hot weather.

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I don’t know about anyone else, and not to be dramatic, but all this intense Reylo activity and news coverage in the past 24hrs has been a bit overwhelming and exhilarating. Like one second I’m having intense internal screaming of “Reylo is canon!!!” and then the next I’m questioning if Disney won’t just make a horrible decision and pull Rey skywalker out of their arses in order to play it safe and contradict the current Star Wars timeline…

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Originally posted by pajamasafterdark

anonymous asked:

Since you just quoted Iroh's song, do you think the "four loves" part has a special meaning? Sorry for this random question ^^'

No need to apologize. It’s a very good question. I’m inclined to believe that there is a special meaning. I think some of the other songs have a special meaning, too. I should do a meta on them. But for now, I will focus on the song, “Four Seasons

“Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, Four seasons, Four loves. Four seasons, For love.”

Immediately prior to the scene where Iroh sings this song, a crescent moon is shown above. In astrology, the phases of the Moon have a symbolic meaning associated with certain emotional states. The lunar cycle is said to affect the planet’s energy, as well as people’s subconscious thoughts. I think the lyrics of the song were meant to foreshadow the four future romances of the series. During the course of Avatar’s story, there is one relationship with Moon symbolism that occurs during each Book, each of which takes place during one season.

Winter (Book One: Water)

The first romance is Sokka and Princess Yue. They share their kiss under a Waning Crescent Moon. This phase is said to symbolize the end of an old cycle, and the beginning of a new one. It is a time for the release of negative energy and renewal. It is the ideal time to focus on new hopes and wishes that you desire, such as a relationship. Symbolically, this moon phase suggests that the inner world is more important than the outer world.

Their final kiss takes place after Zhao destroys the moon, completely erasing it from the sky. Yue becomes the Moon Spirit and her sacrifice returns the Full Moon to the sky. The Full Moon appears when the Sun and the Moon are on opposite sides of the Earth (like Zuko and Katara clashing as enemies). Emotions tend to be high during a Full Moon, as energies are at their peak. The Full Moon also represents a time when hidden emotions are put out in the open.

Spring (Book Two: Earth)

Sokka and Suki nearly kiss under a Last Quarter Moon. This phase symbolizes spiritual healing, and the time to let go of past hurts and feelings regarding people and things. Although Sokka is unable to at first, he reciprocates her feelings the next day, finally having moved on from his past pain with Yue.

Summer (Book Three: Fire)

The New Moon has no illumination. It appears dark and not visible (except during a solar eclipse). As it is dark, it denotes beginnings. Energy from the New Moon up to the Full Moon gradually builds in strength and intensity, so the New Moon is the ideal time to set clear intentions and goals, start new projects and give rise to new ideas and ventures.

When there is a Full Moon, the planet’s energetic frequencies are much more active, and so there is heightened activity and intensity. Intense thoughts, feelings and behavioral patterns emerge. Its profound connection to water represents our emotions and the innate depths of our subconscious mind. Emotions tend to peak one way or the other. The downside of full moon energy includes tension, polarity and intense thoughts and emotional behavior.

Fall (Book Four: Air)

Each Book so far has had one major moon-related relationship as the focus. Winter had Sokka’s ill-fated relationship with Yue. Spring had the blossoming of Sokka and Suki’s love. Summer was originally going to be the period for Aang to let go of his attachment to Katara, unlocking his final chakra. So if I had to guess, much like the first episode where they spend time together under less romantic circumstances…

…Zuko and Katara were probably going to have a special romantic scene, perhaps a first kiss, underneath the moonlight during the Fall in Book 4: Air. Damn, that’s actually kind of sad…