it was hard finding a quote for this one

You remind me of the stars in the sky
Because I don’t ever want to stop looking at sky
And I don’t ever want to stop looking at you
You’ve captivated my mind my heart and my soul the flowers from previous woes have now grown into beautiful roses as beautiful as it seems I’m finding it hard to breathe because reality has hit me and I know I can never call you one word, mine.
—  biancandthebeanstalk, every rose has its thorn
In another life, we are strangers with our own love to go home to. We walk pass each other around the block at least twice a week, but we hardly pay any attention to each other. And in the other life, we are the loveliest lovers. We live for each other, with each other and we find ways to protect the love in our arms no matter how hard it gets. In that life, forever is our only goal. However, in this life, the current life that we are living in, we are nothing but strangers with memories. And the goal is to move on from one another, and to live well without each other. In this life, we come to love, and to leave in the end.
—  Lukas W. // Possibilities
You’re looking through your feed trying to find posts to relate to. So you don’t feel alone. And that good feeling you get when you read one that describes exactly how much you’re hurting, a lot of people feel it too. You’re not alone. We’re in this together. It might seem tough, it might seem hard, and maybe it is. But you’ll get through the storm. You’ll come out stronger, don’t you worry.
—  LM. You’re not alone.
SJM Baltimore Book Event

Some notes from the questions portion of tonight’s event!

She is a proud hufflepuff bc of the common room, husband is Gryffindor

She would be in the Night Court bc she hates the sun

Cassian is Gryffindor
Azriel is ravenclaw
Elain hufflepuff
Nesta syltherin
Amren slyth/claw
Mor is Gryffindor
Rhys is slytherin
Feyre is hufflepuff (she literally said slytherpuff)

Unsung hero of acotar is Suriel!!!

Favorite power is Helion’s libraries

Mates can be same gender, as we saw in ACOWAR

Inspiration for Rhys is not her husband!!! They are both tall and handsome with dark hair, but rhys and Feyre’s bond *is* inspired by their relationship. Rhys also walked into her head like aelin and became Sarah’s second husband.

Lorcan vs Cassian, we win and they draw. They would fight to a stalemate then go get a beer and bond over lady problems. Then likely go to the Spring Court and start trouble.

Rhys vs Fenrhys are equally attractive, depends on preference.

Jamie (from Outlander) and Rhys would be friends but would be constantly in silent competition with each other.

(Always imagines rain clouds and white tee shirt contests with her guy characters, and abs)

She is more like feyre on her quiet days, more like aelin on most days, but identifies most with Fleetfoot.

Her deadlines are plotted out for years, so she has no option but to sit and write. Writing is a muscle that needs to be used and built. Her advice to aspiring writers is to not listen to the people who tell you to write something “serious or a real book.” If someone says “you can’t” tell them “watch me,” at least in your head. Keep your goal as your focus. Find the time and write. Do it!!!! Treat it seriously.
She would sit down everyday and write, even if it’s only 10 minutes a day. It’s the only way to get it done.

Quoted A League of Their Own, said that if it wasn’t hard everyone would do it. You have to hustle.

Each spinoff will be a stand alone novel and follow a different pairing in each. They will all eventually be connected in the end.
One might be a snow queen retelling. One might be a Russian/swan lake retelling but at this point she won’t give more details than that yet.

TOD runs parallel to EOS, it’s a “meanwhile on the southern continent.” Wrote 20,000 words in the first day and was chater 4. 193,000 words later and it’s the same length as EOS.
The timeline lines up perfectly. Nesryn, Chaol, and Irene plotlines and pov.
TOD never feels like work and is as close to her heart as HOF was. Is excited every time she reads it and edits. She was excited to expand on the TOG world. The southern continent is highly influenced by the Mongolian empire.
She is a huge G. Khan fangirl.

READ TOD BEFORE FINAL TOG. Major game changers and reveals, it all weaves together.

Editor who read TOD for review hated Chaol going into TOD, but she came out loving Chaol after.
SJM loves the journey and she cried a lot working on the book.

She reccomends Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Post ACOWAR read the Fever series (blonde southern girl tries to solve her sister’s murder). Star Touched Queen.

Her patronus (she wanted hers to be a velociraptor), she got an akami (sp?), the feathery-serpant creature from fantastic beasts.

Actual quotes from doll forums that are grim out of context

“I can’t get her eyeball out with a hot gluestick, so I’m resorting to heating up a screw and screwing it in, then prying it out.”

“Her neck melt is pretty bad, one of the worst cases I’ve ever seen. It may be unstoppable at this point.”

“FOR SALE: assorted scalps. Some glue residue.”

“Taking offers on very hard-to-find Eurotrash.” 

“Have you tried rolling her eyes back with your thumbs? Can you feel them click?”

“Her ankle snapped off into her shoe and I can’t figure out how to get it out without damaging the shoe. I’m willing to sacrifice her foot if I can preserve the shoe–it’s one of my favorites.”

“Ohhhh… Sleep Forever! I WISH! haha”

“I haven’t bonded with her so she’s just sitting in her box.”

“I accidentally carved all the way through her lip….”

 “She only has a very slight pelvic crack! I am ELATED!”

“The Future is SOLD.” 

“A man meets a woman and is offended by her ugliness…”

“…soon, if she is unpretentious, her expression makes him forget the defect of her features…”

“…he finds her amiable - he conceives that one could love her.”

“A week later he has hopes…”

“…another week and they are taken from him…”

“…another and he’s mad about her.”

Originally posted by stormsborn

On Love by Stendhal (1822)

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final fantasy xiii series + characters.

merry belated christmas @starry-spaceneet xxxx

pjo aesthetics · rachel elizabeth dare, oracle of delphi

“I know you believe you cannot make amends,” he said. “But you are just as important as your father.”

“I—” Rachel faltered. A tear traced down her cheek.

“I know you don’t believe this now,” Pan said. “But look for opportunities. They will come.”

In love, there will always be good times and bad times, but the most important thing is to get past everything with the one you believe in the most.
—  Poets Love Her

If you really believe in what you’re doing, work hard, take nothing personally and if something blocks one route, find another. Never give up.

And my god, I hope you wake up one morning to someone who loves you like you’re a sunflower and they’re desperate to keep you alive.
I hope you dance with them in the small space of your kitchen floor, messy hair and tired eyes because you both been up all night watching movies again.
I hope you laugh with them in a way you never did with anyone else, head tilted back and lips apart as you let out every sound your laugh can possibly make and I hope to god you don’t try to cover your mouth. And if you do, because that’s okay, I know I sometimes do, I hope they stop you.
I hope they grab your hand before it ever comes in contact with your lips and I hope they hold it to their chest as they watch you with kind loving eyes. Because fuck, everyone knows you deserve it. And I hope you find someone who’ll accept you.
I hope they accept your messy hair in the early morning of the day and I hope they accept the way you sometimes talk too much and can’t seem to stop when you’re nervous or how you still cry yourself to sleep on some nights.
I hope they hold you and kiss you on the places where you’re most insecure at and I hope to god you let them.
I hope you find someone who makes you happy, even when you feel like sometimes, life is too hard for you. And I hope that when you both come across a tough situation and it comes down to a choice where you are one of them,
I hope they choose you. Every goddamn time, I hope they choose you.
—  A.M//for you
Selfcare tips for smart cookies who are sad

If you want to feel a little better mon amour, i gathered some things i like to do in hopes that it’ll help you!

🌸 go ahead and hop into the shower. take a few minutes to really massage that schampoo into your hair. clean and fresh YAS

🌸 use a body lotion and use one that smells good(i recommend “very sexy” by Victorias Secret) (because it’s very sexy hihi)

🌸 put on a nice parfume, if you don’t have one you can borrow from a family member/friend or you can buy one(i recommend “viva la juicy” by juicy couture and “eternity aqua” by calvin clein) (somewhat expensive but sooo good y'all can come here and i’ll give u you get juicy couture and you get juicy couture and you get juicy couture everyone gets juicy couture

🌸 take a few moments and write a list about things that make you happy(for example: coffee, holding hands with your grandma, all the relationships you’re gonna have in the future, re-reading your favourite book, family dinners, when the leaves turn orange in autumn)

🌸 make yourself or buy your comfort food(s), mine being tortellini, vegan pizza and coffee mmmmmmm coffee

🌸 send out a few sincere compliments to people. tell your friend what you love about her/him/hen, tell your mom you’re thankful for everything she does. alot of times giving love means getting love and nothing bad about good karma am i right

🌸 write down everything that bothers you on a piece of paper, start with “dear maya..” or “dear paul..” write it for a person thats never gonna read it (or if you feel like you want too you can always message me and rant about your whole life I’m all yours)

🌸 if you don’t wanna think about something you can always try to learn a new language via duolingo, it really gets you focused on something else(advice from your coach-my self- i think you should learn swedish or french because they’re both equally hard and beautiful) if thats not something you find intresting you can always pick up a feel-good book, my favourite being “Anna and the french kiss” by Stephanie Perkins! light up some candles, make yourself some tea and cuddle down somewhere

🌸 watch a movie or tv-show!! i was really unhappy at one point but then i somehow started watching Jane The Virgin and it was sooooo funny and soooo good(the hype is real, watch) and it made me feel better

🌸 look up some nice quotes, my faves are
• “And then there’s light, It just takes time”
• “Pleure: les larmes sont les pétales du cœur.” (which is French for “Cry: tears are the heart’s petals.”)
• “Choose to be happy, It feels better”

🌸 listen to happy songs
• Classic by MKTO
• Price Tag by Jessie J(old but always get’s me dancing)
• Can’t Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake
• Forget You by CeeLo Green(forreal this is sooo good hahah)

🌸 before you go to bed, moisturize your face with a tiny bit of coconut oil - also put on some chapstick because you’ll wake up with a smooth face and soft lips and you’ll feel like a queen mon chérie

🌸 if you ever feel worthless, read this
• i am so happy you’re here
• i think you’re the cutest person that has ever read this
• i believe that you will reach your dream, whatever it may be, and you will be awesome
• relax, drop your shoulders, breath
• dogs everywhere love you and they get so excited when they see you because they wanna say Hello so badly
• with every breath you take, you help plants and flowers live
• you’re making a difference
• you’re stronger than you think
• you have a great sense of humour that people enjoy
• everything is better when you’re around

When I find myself in times of trouble Harry Styles comes to me, speaking words of wisdom:

“Be nice to everyone and do it five minutes early”

Bullet journal quotes part II

hello! Because part I has hit 4K notes in so little time!!, I decided to keep it coming for you guys with new themes, hope you enjoy them! ♡ 


If you don’t know, these are quotes to decorate/use in the bullet journal, and are super useful for those moments when you desperately want a quote to relate to something but can’t seem to find one. You can use them for a source of beauty, wisdom and inspiration. Part I featured: dedication/work/motivation, finances, love, positivity, health and some funny ones.


Discipline:

  • “Dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates changes. So ditch the dream and be a doer.” - Shonda Rhimes
  • “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” - Michael John Bobak
  • “With self discipline most anything is possible.” - Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” - Jim Rohn
  • “Discipline is remembering what you want.” - David Campbell
  • “Just do it.” - Nike

Art:

  • “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” - Finley Dunne/Cesar A. Cruz/ Banksy
  • “Every artist was first an amateur.” -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.” -  Vincent van Gogh
  • “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” - Pablo Picasso
  • “Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.” - Pablo Picasso
  • “Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.” - Karl Marx

Education/Studying:

  • “Education is the most powerful weapon wich you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela
  • “Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” - Martin Luther King
  • “Study without desire spoils the memory and it retains nothing that it takes in.” - Leonardo da Vinci
  • “The roots of education are bitter but the fruit is sweet.” - Aristotle
  • “Learning never exhausts the mind.” - Leonardo da Vinci
  • “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” - Albert Einstein
  • "Education is that which remains, if one has forgotten everything he learned in school.” - Albert Einstein
  • “Education is not preparation for life, it is life itself.” - John Dewey
  • “Education is the movement from darkness to light.” - Allan Bloom

Coffee:

  • “As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?” - Cassandra Clare in City of Ashes
  • Behind every successful women is a substantial amount of coffee.” - Stephanie Piro
  • “Life’s too short to drink crappy coffee and cry over boys who don’t care.” - Matty Healy
  • “A morning coffee is my favorite way of starting the day, settling the nerves so that they don’t later fray.” - Marcia Carrington 
  • “It is inhumane to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.” - Dave Barry
  • “I don’t really like coffee but I don’t really like it when my head hits my desk when I fall asleep either.” - Brian Andreas
  • “Insert coffee to begin.” - Unknown
  • “Drink coffee and destroy.” - Unknown

Feminism:

  • “Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.” - George Carlin
  • For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” - Virginia Wolf
  • “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” - G. D. Anderson
  • “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures.” - Jane Austen in Persuasion
  • “Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.” - Cheris Kramarae

If you have any suggestions for new themes, feel free to drop them in my ask box! :)

And remember this: take the hard road, not the easy one. The road that leads to life is a hard one, and it passes through a narrow gate, but the road to destruction is easy, and the gate is broad. Plenty take the easy road; few take the hard one. Your job is to find the hard one, and go by that.
—  Philip Pullman, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
I think people should learn more about what they are listening to. They need/should actually HEAR what they are listening to every day. People generally listen to music because it “sounds” good. Not many people listen to songs for the lyrics. I think that people should, the band took the time to write the song, not just the instrumental part, but the lyric part to. I hear people say things like “Yeah that band rules” or “I love that band their music is so cool!” and they can’t even understand what the group is actually talking about. Songs from bands like RAMMSTEIN, KMFDM, NIN, M.M., and more popular ones like the bands played a lot on the radio. People could at least hop on the web and look at the song lyrics or find an English translation so they know what the band is saying, or maybe ask someone who is a big fan and who knows what the band is saying. It’s not that hard, and I think it will cut down on a lot of the people in this society that are shallow and naïve who just look at the front cover of a book, and not the pages… to twist around that quote a little.
—  Eric Harris