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Things that Make My Heart Melt in Achievement Hunter Videos

-Gavin asking Geoff or Michael if he did good
-Someone coming to the rescue
-Ryan helping Gavin understand something
-Geoff talking about the boys like they’re his kids
-Anyone sticking up for Gavin when he’s right
-Geoff being emotional about little girls because of Millie
-Someone congratulating someone else on a good shot/move
-Jeremy being patient with Gavin and helping him instead of getting angry
-Michael and Gavin calling each other “boi”
-Anyone sacrificing themselves for someone else


The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.” - Jung 

Aries is an angel. Innocent, pure, protecting, and battle scarred. Aries is a demon, aggressive, compulsive, egocentric, and unforgiving 

Taurus is an angel. Inviting, protective, comforting, beautiful. Creative and inspired. Taurus is a devil, gluttonous, greedy, compulsive, knows the cost of everything but the value of nothing 

Gemini is an angel. Blowing fresh messages from person to person. Flittery and flirty, filling the air with communication like a gentle breeze. Gemini is a demon, unfocused, manipulative, deceitful, emotionless, and dramatic 

Cancer is an angel. Maternal, gesturing, empathetic and guardianship. Cancer is a demon. She is the dark mother, possessive, controlling, martyred, hysterical, emotionally disturbed 

Leo is an angel. Beautifully creative, protective, childlike, illuminating. Leo is a demon, full of undeserved pride and delusions of grandeur, martyrdom, and narcissism

Virgo is an angel. Quietly flittering to serve, help, and heal. Humble and gentle. Serves larger than personal needs. Virgo is a demon, addictive, witheringly critical, negative, and demanding 

Libra is an angel. Personable, intuitive, beautiful, caressing, poetic, and amiable. Libra is a demon, unable to decide right from wrong, a hall of mirrors without an exit 

Scorpio is an angel. Ferociously loyal and protective, penetrating to the Truth with courage that would confront the devil. Scorpio is a demon, controlled by disturbed moods, rage, fear, self isolation, and aggression 

Sagittarius is an angel. Flying like a jet plane from land to land, leaving a fresh ray of laughter. Joyful, interested, global minded. Sagittarius is a demon, gluttonous, lying, exaggerating, indulgent, bombastic, and over confident 

Capricorn is an angel. Expressing the labor of love to build a better world for humanity. Understanding, discriminative, wise. Capricorn is a demon, compulsive, cold, overly cynical and critical, and lonely 

Aquarius is an angel. Pouring elevating knowledge from a higher plane. The mother of humanity, has a romance with the universe. Beautiful, feeling the suffering of all mankind. Aquarius is a demon, cold and unattached, robotic and sterile, delusions of grandeur 

Pisces is an angel. A gentle flight from soul to soul with healing honey. Empath, all knowing, cosmic consciousness, loving, insightful. Pisces is a demon, substance or escapist riddled, deceitful, living in an etheric realm without justification or remorse

-C.

Bucky makes jokes all the time and they leave Steve somewhere between exasperation and endearment like they’re visiting a hospital and a kid asks him what happened to his arm? he says “Steve and I went to buy a coffee machine and he said everything now costs an arm and a leg, but I’ve always loved a bargain and got us it at half price” and Steve just stares at him like “…who are you why do I like you so much”

Day Fifty-Two

-I handed a sticker to a ten month-old who promptly began vibrating uncontrollably while squeaking in delight. I fear I may have been the final catalyst in a process I know not the end of, but I will never know, as the baby was still in the vibration phase as they left the store.

-For the duration of a family’s transaction, I stuck my tongue out to their daughter, who would giggle loudly. This confused her parents, as I pointedly went stone-faced anytime they were facing me. They thought their baby was simply having a grand old time playing with her jacket, yet here I am, having secretly made her day. This is a new brand of vigilante justice and I feel it should be spread.

-An older woman grew upset with me after being told that a shirt being on clearance did not mean that a similarly-colored pair of sweatpants would also be. While I may not see the logic here, I can back her up in the sentiment that everything should cost less at all times.

-I was informed by a man that he had just gotten out of the hospital after a double hernia surgery. There was absolutely no context to this, or any prompting of any sort, and I believe that makes his honesty all the more admirable.

-While making eye contact with me and pointing with one hand, a baby picked her nose and ate what she found in there, repeating the process until she had finished off a fine three course meal. I have a great deal of respect for anyone who begins eating organically this early in life.

-A woman purchased two STD pillows. I do not know what the function of an STD pillow is, but she has my sympathies for needing to purchase two.

-Upon hearing that there was a limit to how many times one guest can use a sale offer, an old man told me that he should steal a boy who was passing by and make him purchase his items. He never specified any plans for releasing the boy back into the wild, so I am left with the conclusion that this Alan Alda lookalike is prepared to commit to the kidnapping and upkeep of a ten year-old for the sake of an extra $5 gift card. This man is by no means a quitter and I am in awe of that.

-I was handed a slightly damp yet cold wad of crumpled bills that smelled of someone trying to cover their smoking habit up with dollar store perfume. Despite having never been there, this handful of ones brings to mind strong memories of Florida for reasons I cannot explain.

-I rang up a man in his sixties whose legal name was Rocky and whose arms were covered in tattoos of scorpions. I can only assume that his parents gave him both the name and the tattoos in a short window of time, as they seemed to go too perfectly hand-in-hand to be unrelated.

-A four year-old walked through my lane in a Five Night’s At Freddy’s shirt. Either she has been bought merchandise for a franchise she knows nothing of, or her parents need to monitor her internet activity much more heavily. 

-While cleaning up the card wall, I found that someone had shoplifted a toy and taken it out of the packaging in the aisle, but hung the cardboard backing back up in the proper place. The few seconds they took to put it back where it belonged display a great deal more politeness than many guests show, and I am grateful they took the few seconds to do so in the middle of their crime spree.

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the foxhole court | nora sakavic
this is about you. this is about everything it took you to get to this point, everything it cost you, and everyone who laughed when you dared to dream of something big and bright. this is your moment. seize it with everything you’ve got. pull out all the stops and lay it all on the line. fight because you don’t know how to die quietly. win because you don’t know how to lose. this king’s ruled long enough, it’s time to tear his castle down.

The real proof that love could…

 Never change!♥

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“I have this new group of people that I consider to be like my fans and sort of my family..who kinda get all this stuff about me that–for a while, you know, some people were like,‘that’s weird that you do that’ or 'you’re kinda quirky’.. 'you’re kinda short’..'you’re kinda this, you’re kinda that.’ That stuff starts to mess with you as an actor–And suddenly to have that sort of validation…  People don’t like to hear the word,'validation’ but it’s nice to have people be like,'we’re cool with that, actually. And we like it. And we believe it,so we’re gonna go on the ride.’ Um…so, I’m touched.”- Nicole Beharie

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This isn’t about the Ravens. This is about you. This is about everything it took you to get to this point, everything it cost you, and everyone who laughed when you dared to dream of something big and bright. You’re here tonight because you refused to give up and refused to give in. You’re here where they all said you’d never be, and no one can say you haven’t earned the right to play this game. All eyes are on you. It’s time to show them what you’re made of. There’s no room for doubt, no room for second guesses, no room for error. This is your night. This is your game. This is your moment. Seize it with everything you’ve got. Pull out all the stops and lay it all on the line. Fight because you don’t know how to die quietly. Win because you don’t know how to lose.

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books read in 2016: the foxhole court by nora skavic

This isn’t about the Ravens. This is about you. This is about everything it took you to get to this point, everything it cost you, and everyone who laughed when you dared to dream of something big and bright. You’re here tonight because you refused to give up and refused to give in. You’re here where they all said you’d never be, and no one can say you haven’t earned the right to play this game.“All eyes are on you. It’s time to show them what you’re made of. There’s no room for doubt, no room for second guesses, no room for error. This is your night. This is your game. This is your moment. Seize it with everything you’ve got. Pull out all the stops and lay it all on the line. Fight because you don’t know how to die quietly. Win because you don’t know how to lose. This king’s ruled long enough—it’s time to tear his castle down.

LYDIA BRANWELL: What is all the hate against her for?

People hating on Lydia seem to forget a lot of thing about her character, or maybe they just don’t want to see it? I don’t know, so here is a reminder about Lydia Branwell and how incredible she really is.


1. When a Shadowhunter falls in love it’s like penguins, it’s for life. And people forget that because she followed her heart, as implied, for a Downworlder matter, she lost John, she lost her very loved one. John is dead and nothing can bring him back and it’s all because she followed what she thought was the right thing to do for everyone (Downworlders and Shadowhunters). Do you realise the guilt she holds in her heart?

Not to mention she is young so she was even younger when it happened, there is no doubt that John and Lydia had plans for their life together, such as founding a family.


2. Despite ALL OF THE ABOVE , she managed to stand strong and to be an important member for the Clave and it’s her, a very young woman; they send to be the new head of the NY Institute.


3. There isn’t any moment in which she truly disrespects Downworlder, she even apologizes for being rude at Jade Wolf .


4. She accepts Alec’s proposal because she knows he too renounced following his heart to do what is best for the Clave’s rules. She admires that because he is so young and as yet to make the same mistake as her.


5. She let him go at the altar; she gives him the chance to in the end not be totally like her. She knows how love works and she had it with John. She will not take that away from Alec.


6. She doesn’t hold any grudges after that


7. We know Alec must have yelled more than once at her before the ep, we don’t see everything, remember? She let him and when she puts him back to his place she is firm but polite, she isn’t acting like a superior bitch.


8. She dismisses Alec for his own good. She lost someone and she knows how easy it is to break. And a breakdown rarely brings any good nor helps solving a situation like this on.


9. If she was an evil person wanting power she would be manipulating Victor.


10. She apologied on Victor’s behalf when the latter wanted to interview Simon, again, after throwing him out of the Institute, she knows it’s unfair so she apologizes.


 

ALL OF THIS IN LESS THAN HALF OF S1 AND 2 EP OF S2! AND WE DON’T EVEN SEE HER THAT MUCH! WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT FROM HER?!

DIY candles!

hey if you asked about the candles from this post, here’s some info! these were quick and easy to make, you can personalize them, and they smell pretty good, and also they were real cheap which is great because as you may know, i am a Broke-Ass Graduate Student.

what ya need - everything should cost less than $30 total, if that, and you’ll have loads of wax & wicks left over.

  • soy wax. tbh i would get a 10-pound bag, that seems like the most cost-effective way of doing this. i scooped about… 6 cups worth? from my roommate’s bag and it made about 4-5 medium-sized candles. 10 pounds is a lot but if you are a Candle Person it’s probably a good investment.
  • some essential oil. i used lavender.
  • wicks! 
  • cute candle containers. the most important part imo. i got mine at saver’s - mason jars, glassware, teacups, etc. goodwill or indie thrift stores are all good places to check.
  • something to keep the wicks standing straight up. i used a few pairs of chopsticks with rubber bands on the ends; you can also just tie the upper end of the wick around a pencil.
  • glue to keep the bottom of the wick in place - i used rubber cement bc it’s what i had to hand and it only had to last long enough to survive the pour.

what ya do:

  1. melt the wax! make a double boiler on your stovetop and melt the wax until it’s yellow and transparent. i did a lot of eyeballing and added more wax chips until it looked like the right amount.
  2. while the wax is melting, set up your candles – put a dab of glue on the metal bottom of the wick, press it into the bottom center of the container, and place something across the top of the container to keep the wick straight upright.
  3. take the wax off the heat to cool. we don’t have a kitchen thermometer so i just waited about 5 minutes before adding the oil; if you add it when the wax is too hot, the scent will vaporize. i used ¾ of an ounce of essential oil (aka the rest of the bottle of lavender i had) and my candles are lightly scented, so if you want more pungent ones i’d increase the oil. 
  4. let the wax sit for a few more minutes and then carefully pour it into the containers. leave them alone until they’ve hardened, then cut the wicks down to ½ inch and do whatever cute wrapping you’d like! 

I’m being told to be “civil” to trump voters. Civil when they vote for a man who’s running mate wants LGBT people like me dead. Civil when they vote for a man who supports the sexual assault of women like myself. Civil when they vote for a man who wants Muslims and POC dead. Civil when I am sobbing and shaking and vomiting because I am scared. I will NOT be civil. I do not care if it is their right to vote for whoever they want. They told me “fuck your rights” by voting for him, so I will say it to their face. If you voted Trump, get the fuck off of my blog right now. If you voted 3rd party, screw you, your ignorance just cost us everything