it's the thought that matters

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And we take another step into the truly unknown, don’t know why but it’s somewhere that we have to go. And it’s dangerously wonderful, so come on, come on, come on, come on.

Psychologist, not understanding how pacemakers work: If you think really hard, you can make your heart rate do anything! With a little practice you won’t even need medications any more.

Me, a pacemaker dependent patient: I don’t think you understand. My sinus node was surgically disabled. My heart rate is literally determined by a machine.

Psych: But you said your heart rate came down when you relaxed.

Me: No, I said it comes down when I rest. As in stop moving. It’s motion sensitive rate response. 

Psych: Right, it slows down when you’re calm. 

Me: As long as I’m not moving my shoulder, yes. But as soon as I move my shoulder at all, my heart rate jumps up. It has nothing to do with my psychological state, the pacemaker is just programmed that way.

Psych: Hmm, sounds like you’re having subconscious panic attacks. 

You know what?? Don’t talk to me, my id, my ego, or my superego ever again.

ANIMAGI by J.K. Rowling

from  Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies

An Animagus is a witch or wizard who can transform at will into an animal. While in their animal form, they retain most of their ability to think as a human, their own sense of identity and their memories. They will also retain normal human life expectancy, even if they take their animal form for long periods of time. However, feelings and emotions are simplified and they will have many animal desires, feeding off whatever their animal body craves, rather than demanding human food.

It is immensely difficult to change oneself into an Animagus and the process, which is complex and time-consuming, can go dramatically wrong. As a result, it is believed that fewer than one in a thousand witches or wizards are Animagi.

An Animagus has a great potential advantage in the spheres of espionage and crime. For this reason, an Animagus Registry exists on which all Animagi are expected to log their personal details and the precise appearance of their transformed self. It is usually the case that distinctive markings or disabilities belonging to the human body will transfer to the animal self. Failure to enter oneself onto the Registry may result in a stretch in Azkaban.

When the process of becoming an Animagus goes wrong, it often goes seriously wrong. Impatience with the long and complicated process is generally at the root of such disasters, which usually take the form of horrible half-human, half-animal mutations. There is no known cure for such mistakes and those who make them are often forced to live out their days in their pitiable condition, being unable to become fully animal or fully human.

Talent in both Transfiguration and Potions is necessary to become an Animagus. No responsibility can be taken for any physical or mental problems resulting from following these instructions.

  1. For the space of one entire month (from full moon to full moon), a single leaf from a Mandrake must be carried constantly in the mouth. The leaf must not be swallowed or taken out of the mouth at any point. If the leaf is removed from the mouth, the process must be started again.
  2. Remove the leaf at the full moon and place it, steeped in your saliva, in a small crystal phial that receives the pure rays of the moon (if the night is cloudy, you will have to find a new Mandrake leaf and begin the whole process again). To the moon-struck crystal phial, add one of your own hairs, a silver teaspoon of dew collected from a place that neither sunlight nor human feet have touched for a full seven days, and the chrysalis of a Death’s-head Hawk Moth. Put this mixture in a quiet, dark place and do not look at it or otherwise disturb it until the next electrical storm.
  3. While waiting for the storm, the following procedure should be followed at sunrise and sundown. The tip of the wand should be placed over the heart and the following incantation spoken: ‘Amato Animo Animato Animagus.’
  4. The wait for a storm may take weeks, months or even years. During this time, the crystal phial should remain completely undisturbed and untouched by sunlight. Contamination by sunlight gives rise to the worst mutations. Resist the temptation to look at your potion until lightning occurs. If you continue to repeat your incantation at sunrise and sunset there will come a time when, with the touch of the wand-tip to the chest, a second heartbeat may be sensed, sometimes more powerful than the first, sometimes less so. Nothing should be changed. The incantation should be uttered without fail at the correct times, never omitting a single occasion.
  5. Immediately upon the appearance of lightning in the sky, proceed directly to the place where your crystal phial is hidden. If you have followed all the preceding steps correctly, you will discover a mouthful of blood-red potion inside it.
  6. It is essential to move, at once, to a large, secure place where your transformation cannot cause alarm or place you in physical danger. Place your wand-tip against your heart, speak the incantation ‘Amato Animo Animato Animagus,’ and then drink the potion.
  7. If all has gone correctly, you will feel a fiery pain and an intense double heartbeat. Into your mind will come the shape of the creature into which you are shortly to transform. You must show no fear. It is too late, now, to escape the change you have willed.
  8. The first transformation is usually uncomfortable and frightening. Clothing and items such as glasses or jewellery meld to the skin and become one with fur, scales or spikes. Do not resist and do not panic or the animal mind may gain the ascendancy and you could do something foolish, such as try to escape through a window or charge a wall.
  9. When your transformation is complete you should find yourself physically comfortable. You are strongly advised to pick up your wand at once, and hide it in a place of safekeeping, where you will be able to find it when you regain a human form.
  10. To return to a human form, visualise your human self as clearly as you can. This should be sufficient, but do not panic if the transformation does not occur immediately. With practice, you will be able to slip in and out of your animal form at will, simply by visualising the creature. Advanced Animagi can transform without wands.

Generally wizards prefer to have their clothes Transfigure with them, to escape the embarrassment of reappearing naked. However, it is possible to leave clothes behind if one wishes to give the impression of having gone for a bath or something similar. The longer a witch or wizard has been an Animagus, the better they will become at choosing the precise form of their transformations.

The animal into which one turns, if an Animagus, seems always to be that which becomes the Patronus. There is no known instance of the Animagus form changing to match the Patronus if the latter changes, but the Animagus who can also produce a Patronus is highly unusual and no study has ever been done on sufficient numbers to draw firm conclusions.

My biggest fear was that you’d forget about me, that I’d stop being the ever-present thought you always had. I was terrified of the possibility that you’d wake up one day and I just wouldn’t mean all that much to you anymore. And maybe that’s sort of everyone’s fear–people just can’t handle the idea that they wouldn’t mean anything to anyone. But certainly I have to mean something to someone. Right?
—  🖤

wolfsskull  asked:

what are you hopes for da4? where do you think it'll be set?

i don’t follow fandom theories and meta too closely so this is really just my superficial take on things. i also try not to think of anything as “predictions”, because who knows, really.

that being said im ALMOST sure it’ll be at least partly set in tevinter, because it really seems to be gearing towards that for a number of reasons

  • qunari war starting up again
  • dorian & co wanting to change how things are over there
  • the final moments of trespasser were really pointing to that too
  • tevinter is heavily tied with elven history which seems to be particularly in focus in the story rn 

with all that i think it’d look ridiculous if we weren’t in tevinter at all, but i say “almost” sure because again, who knows.

as for my hopes, well,

  • it would be nice to hear from the grey warden situation, and if we do go to the north it would put us closer to the anderfels so it’s not entirely unrealistic, or so i’d like to believe.
  • i would like whoever the human option for player character to not be a noble. i dont think that would be of much interest if we’re going to be put in the middle of a possible slave uprising in tevinter. a return of a city elf option would be great too, for the same reason. 
  • if it is tevinter, a city setting more like da2 had would be cool, and less of endless expanses of land with nothing but fetch quests. it looked pretty, sure, but it’s not what i play dragon age for.
  • dwarves. literally anything about them in any positive or relevant way. that would be nice.
  • a comeback of the mood icons in the dialogue wheel but this time it actually shows up more than 3 times in the whole game and actually matters, something like the special red/purple/blue options you had in da2 when your hawke is predominantly a certain color would be cool.
  • same thing for the race/class specific dialogue options. let the character’s background be relevant.
  • on that note, something like the origins quest would be nice, getting a glimpse of what the character’s life was like before they’re thrown into the main story.
  • bringing back approval/friendship slider. i want a visual representation of how much that character loves me.
  • letting us rename saves again. my crops are dying.

@ everyone feel free to reblog & comment on or add to this if you feel like it, i’d be interested in seeing what other people are thinking

Hawkeye (2012) #11

We finally get to see Lotor’s Face and

it’s a dorito 

it’s a fuckng dorito

yaoi sempai triangle faced fuck

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“You don’t know who I am?”

okay here comes the theory...

hey you believe in soulmates right?

then do you believe in past lives?

let’s say we have past lives. and in every life, we love the same single soul, no matter the soul is in which body, we’re naturally drawn to them because they’re our soulmates.

so let’s say, again, in your past life, you’re a girl, and your soulmate is a guy, you two fell in love.

then in this life, your soul goes into a male’s body, but your soulmate’s soul also goes into a guy’s body. you have no choice but to be drawn to him. you just have the feeling. you don’t know why.

the only reason is that you’re loving the same soul, not the same gender.

and this is what we call being homosexual.

so it’s not a disease or something. not wrong too. and definitely not a “choice”.

because in your subconscious, your souls are drawn together, not matter the gender.

maybe it’s all about past lives and soulmates.

guys i finally found a movie that doesn’t trigger my madd: fucking scooby doo 2

anonymous asked:

Has the world of always human's architecture changed since the modern day?

errrr… here’s the sum total of my thoughts on architecture in Always Human :)

  • Oh crap I need to draw buildings I don’t want to draw buildings rip me. Minimalism is sci-fi-ish, right? Let’s keep everything simple.
  • If I keep buildings looking much the way they do now it’ll be easier to draw and find references, right? And this will also make the setting feel familiar to readers which is good because I don’t want it to feel foreign, I want people to be able to easily slip into the story.
  • Shiny white buildings look clean and sci-fi, right? And it’ll be quick to colour. And if everything looks glassy and sparkly I can pretend that it’s all a special surface to generate solar energy or something. Yay!
  • I’m so sick of drawing buildings, I want to draw nature. Let’s say that there’s a required amount of green spaces in cities, especially in educational institutions. Gardens on roofs!!!

GORLS

sehun might not be the best dancer, but that doesn’t mean he sucks at it. he trained for years, been compared to jongin and yixing and even baekhyun, but it didn’t stop him from improving as a dancer, and you should not drag or make fun of him to that extent. he might not be the best, but it wont make me stop supporting and defending him. i appreciate his efforts in everything he does, so i’ll be here no matter what.