its a generalization of the conversation

Some men are so patronising… they act like everything they say is the most profound thing ever and they’re blessing you by imparting their wisdom. they don’t even talk with you, they talk at you.

Spirit Guide Communication Guide

Aries rising

Spirit guides communicate through the natural watery flow of intuition, typically erratic in its presence. Spirit guides are guardians. They respond through those you have close, intimate bonds and attachments with. 

Taurus rising

The inner world is glowing, alight, and alive with messages of intuition, often too compelling and magnetic to overlook or ignore. Your spirit guides communicate through your instinct, through tapping into the essence of yourself and projecting it outward, they join in the display

Gemini rising

The intuitive message of spirit guides passes through the conduit of the mind, breaking into thought and self talk. Dialogue with the inner self generates conversation with spirit guides. Questions are answered by more questions 

Cancer rising

You are not likely to receive informative forms of guidance but rather enhancing beauty around you, a moment of stillness in the sun and fresh air as your spirit guides deliver a gentle moment of bliss and exile from reality so you are reminded of pure, true, and everlasting beauty

Leo rising

The most harrowing and profound experiences of life taps into the everlasting wisdom of your spirit guides, like tools of sacred knowledge they arise at moments of catastrophe, it’s very hard to silence their instinct 

Virgo rising

Spirit guides are accessed through pilgrimages in the higher mind, a place where wisdom and symbolism integrate in the human experience, so the spirit guides are leaders toward knowledge and answers, meditation is the easiest way to reach these guides, they are not far away

Libra rising

Your spirit guides arrive at moments of most peril, but you may doubt your worth or entitlement, you may sense that you don’t deserve their help. This of course, weakens their vibration and makes it very difficult for them to reach you. They have already seen your past, present, and future, trust in their understanding of cosmic justice

Scorpio rising

Spirit guides buzz through a sort of electric intuition, almost pulsating, but their presence is erratic and unpredictable. They can leave puzzling messages and it can be like it’s all up to you to figure everything out. Spirit guides enact themselves through this conduit of fast acting intuition 

Sagittarius rising

Your whole world is the conduit where your spirit guides express themselves, they are flying ahead of you, never truly graspable, but always present. Your world is the poetry of your spirit guides and they assemble a personal and private message just for you 

Capricorn rising

Intuitive resources are like a hotplate, they can sizzle uncontrollably and fizzle out at moment’s you deem of most importance. But your spirit guides are what keep you grounded and remind you of what is really important, and it’s very possible for that to get lost in your volatile inner world amongst fury and battles with the self, they are protectors of your insides 

Aquarius  rising

You are not likely to receive informative forms of guidance but rather enhancing beauty around you, a moment of stillness in the sun and fresh air as your spirit guides deliver a gentle moment of bliss and exile from reality so you are reminded of pure, true, and everlasting beauty

Pisces rising

The intuitive message of spirit guides passes through the conduit of the mind, breaking into thought and self talk. Dialogue with the inner self generates conversation with spirit guides. Questions are answered by more questions 


YFIP: Scout Jim

-Spies on the Inquisitor and Cullen doing the do
-while floating menacingly outside
-cant follow simple instructions, re: Cullen has to repeat himself
-doesn’t wash his uniform enough (probably)
-doesn’t shave often enough
-repeatedly cock-blocks Cullen
-follows Cullen around like a lost puppy, but not the good kind
-floats behind the battlements to spy on Cullen and the Inquisitor kiss
-Walks through Cullen’s office when he’s in meetings
-wanders into Cullen’s office while he’s having a private conversation with the Inquisitor
-generally interrupts Cullen by barging in unannounced
-stands in front of Cullen’s tower until he can deliver Sister Nightingale’s reports
-stands outside Cullen’s office just before dawn to hear him having morning sex with the Inquisitor
-performs this action with a neutral expression the entire time
-its really creepy
-pls stop Jim
-go to bed Jim
-No sleep
-Only wandering aimlessly
-this is some freaky shit Jim
-Cullen wakes up slowly to find Jim standing over his bedside
-Cullen is naked
-Jim stares with same neutral expression
-Jim is naked
-Sister Nightingale’s reports he claims
-there are no reports this morning
 -it’s 2 am
-the Inquisitor is sleeping next to Cullen
-Inquisitor hasn’t woken up yet
-just three naked idiots in a loft with a hole in the roof
-with no reports
-Sister Leliana’s reports, he insists
-Jim leaves by walking backwards and falling out of the hole with the ladder
-he doesn’t take the ladder
-he just drops
-and walks out
-stark naked
-“I thought only the Inquisitor could do that” whispers Cullen
-Cullen asks Solas if Jim is a demon or possessed or something
-Solas doesn’t know
-Jim is secretly Dirthamen
-Fear him
-Jim is an Elvhen god CONFIRMED
-“We just don’t know”

it’s very telling to me that, in all the news and commentary i’ve read about the Chicago D*ke March’s expulsion of Jewish marchers, the most nuanced and considerate opinions i’ve heard have primarily come from Jews. Jews have been doing the soul-searching, Jews have been debating each other about the true meaning of the event, Jews have been asking each other about what Zionism means and how it interferes with others, and depressingly, Jews have been asking each other how to exist in public spaces wearing Jewish symbols without infringing on anyone else’s feelings. actually, to be fair, i’ve only seen a single Palestinian comment on the event so far, but their statement was complex and nuanced. meanwhile, many other American goyim, non-Muslim and non-Jewish, are promoting an extremely black-and-white view, where you’re either anti-everything-about-Israel or you’re a “””Zionist””” monster. but that’s not how countries work!

many Jews have complicated feelings about Israel, and condemn the violence toward innocent Palestinians while still supporting the general existence of a Jewish nation. some of these Jews call themselves Zionists, some do not. but all the goyim i’ve seen speaking about Israel in light of this event assume that to be Zionist is to support the Israeli government in all its actions. i wish everyone would stop using the language of “pro-Israel/Zionist” and “pro-Palestine/antiZionist” to refer to the debate–there should be no such thing as “pro-Israel” in the same way there is no such thing as “pro-France” or “pro-Nigeria” or “pro-Brazil”. using the term “pro-Israel” paints the poisonously false picture that if you are glad that a Jewish state exists at ALL, you automatically agree with the government. for every other nation around the world, people generally accept that you can disagree with the actions of the nation’s government without wanting that nation to be disintegrated. 

we’ve been talking a lot about how kicking Jews out of the march for carrying a flag with a Jewish star on it is antisemitic, but it’s eclipsed an even more fundamental conversation about how, alone of all the nations, people are not supposed to have a nuanced view of Israel’s actions separate from its existence. 

my point is twofold: if i were a Protestant, you would not ask me if i’m “pro-Germany” or “pro-England”. i am an American Jew. don’t ask me if i’m “pro-Israel” or “Zionist”. 1) it’s antisemitic to single out Jews for that kind of question, and 2) “pro-Israel” is a “gotcha” that doesn’t mean a goddamn thing. have more respect for the ability of Jews to hold nuanced, complex opinions. it’s basically our entire culture. believe me, if you want internal debate and soul-searching, the Jews have got you covered.

Transiting Venus in Gemini
July 4, 2017 - July 31, 2017

From the clouds dozens of butterflies are released from Venus clams as Venus enters Gemini. A light airy planet in a light airy sign makes for a playful combination as the breeze blows in dazzling flittering socialites full of conversation and captivation. Venus in Gemini is a favourable time for parties, pizzaz, pizza and beer, because talking and deep conversation becomes evocative and most importantly, easy! But Venus in Gemini is not all superficial social encounters, the mind develops a love for learning, literature, and language. We love to read, we may even do our yearly book binge during this time. We love to write and share what’s on our romantic mind, ‘tis the season of love letters and constant flirty texting, it’s innocent and exciting. Venus is the esoteric ruler of Gemini so now they become sisters of love

Aries rising The blessing of friendships and connecting with other people becomes the sparkle of life, enjoying recreational pursuits and social organisations, appreciating the joy that friends bring into their life, it’s a time for shared pleasure. There is a genuine recognition for friends and associates and the generation of love for everybody in their life 

Taurus rising Solitary nights of satiating study, reading, thinking, and delighting in personal research. The individual may become more isolated now, but not lonely, oh no, because this alone time is generating inspiring, creative ideas. They may enjoy those deep 3am conversations more than ever. There may be the development of a secret romance

Gemini rising Transforming into a mirror of beauty, the individual introduces pleasure and personal amusement into life. There is a real appreciation for beauty and a strong identification with relationships. This may be a more self indulgent time for the person, its beneficial for them to indulge, eat, laze, and love. There should be no guilt associated with their extravagance

Cancer rising Creative inspiration requires a material outlet, the individual may be especially stimulated by the muse and delight through creative expression - painting, drawing, designing, writing, even experimenting with personal style. There may be a lot of spending and focus on satisfying sensual desires. Favourable time for making money doing something they love

Leo rising The mind is alive and stimulated during this time, absolutely relishing in its thoughts, talents, and abilities. The individual can really indulge in conversation right now and be inspired by learning. There is freedom in the mind that may be rare, a certain flightiness and lack of rigidity. The individual communicates well with lovers, often resolving long term difficulties or feeling capable of expressing feelings.

Virgo rising Nothing is more pleasurable, comfortable, and indulging than the safety and warmth of home, lovers, and family. The individual enjoys the closeness and bonds of family and may spend a lot of time decorating and re designing the home. It can be especially fun to daydream and imagine right now. Spending time lost in memories can generate a kind of bliss

Libra rising Romances are abundant and captivating at present. The individual’s sexual nature can be disinhibited and lavish, there may be a real interest in following romantic flings and indulging in fairy tale ideals. The pursuit of personal pleasures can become controlling, the individual may find it difficult to control their lust, consumptions, eating habits, substances, and desires. Sexually experimental

Scorpio rising This is a favourable time for exploring talents in the workplace and developing relationships with colleagues. The individual may especially enjoy and appreciate the simple pleasure of work and employment. If this is not occurring, there may be a basic re-alignment with the natural simplicity and serenity of life. Routine and taking care of themselves seems more important. Health issues may be resolved

Sagittarius rising Relationships become the art of life during this time, the individual desires nothing more than romance, connections, and shared experiences. They manage to find beauty in everything and everyone, and as it reflects through them, they attract what their heart’s desire. And this isn’t just romantic relationships. They can generate tremendous bonds with friends or family, colleagues and children

Capricorn rising Late nights indulging in secret studies, exploring the invisible down intricate thoughts, following seducing subjects that are riddled with mystery and obscurity. There may be a great love of relishing in deep research, alone and disinhibited, searching for truth. The sexual appetite can be particularly devouring, the thought of finding a soul mate especially satiating

Aquarius rising The pangs of wanderlust become consuming, the individual longs to travel far and wide. There is great delight in exploring the deep meanings of life, symbolism, astrology, myth, and God. The individual may plan the destinations they will travel to. Studying becomes especially inspiring. If they are studying, the learning is rousing. The individual may enrol in a course

Pisces rising Venus is the historical lesser benefic so she brings fortune, this may occur in the individual’s professional life during this period. They may be recognised at work or heralded for an original idea. Focusing on personal goals and achievements is rewarding and elevating. It’s a time to be proud. If there has been conflict with the father, it may be resolved or alleviated somewhat. This is a favourable time for networking, talking the ‘right talk’ and meeting the right people such as connecting with mentors or superiors



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#there is this thing about their relationship that it’s really pretty#while felicity jokes in situations of distress or serious conversations generally she does it jokingly with the whole team in order to have a relaxing atmosphere#that is not the case with oliver#when she is with oliver she uses her puns and humor differently#she makes him feel better,comforts him,and its one of the things that oliver loves about her#also dont forget that felicitys humour is like a shield for her#she jokes in order not to show other people or even oliver sometimes how much the situations are effecting her#but oliver calls her out on it and understands her#and the same goes for felicity when oliver does not feel good emotionally

  • me: in recent seasons dennis' apparent hatred for mac has become considerably more outright and his relationship with mac has generally felt more volatile. conversely, mac's love for dennis has been a constant; it's clear and has been for a long while that dennis means the world to mac. this, coupled with the fact that mac is now out and that, as demonstrated in ptsdee, he is comfortable expressing his attraction to dennis, suggests that we're fast approaching a reveal that yes mac is in love with dennis, but dennis is not in love with mac.
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Robb Stark

Robb would try to be discreet over his emotions, he is meant to be Lord of Winterfell after all, although he was incapable of doing so. So if he saw someone being over flirtatious with you, or generally being ‘too nice’ for his liking, he would manoeuvre behind you, not caring if you are still in conversation with the offender. He would then wrap his arms around you, whispering sweet nothings into your ear. Sending a clear message that you are his, as wolf defends its pack.

Jon Snow

Jon wouldn’t get jealous often, you were at the wall after all, therefore your company was almost always male. But occasionally an encounter would get under his skin. Therefore he would expose his jealousy discretely. This consisted of simple hand holding, with him initiating it. This would alert you to Jon’s feelings. His thumb would rub the back of your hand. In all honesty the Snow would just want the man to back off.

 Ramsay Bolton

Ramsay is a very public person, with a small amount of feelings. So when he felt jealous, he felt jealous, this caused many scenes to be made. Many show casing his dominance over you. So in order to get this through to the other party in the conversation, he would place his hands around your throat, so you were unable to move from his grasp, therefore unable to show him up. While he kissed you with the upmost passion, often leading to the bed chambers after he has shooed off the intruders.

 Theon Greyjoy

Pre Reek

Theon felt like he was the God’s gift (old and new), and he wanted that message to get across to the seemingly inferior men around you. So if any feelings of jealousy rose up, he quickly combated the source. Theon had no care if you were in public he just wanted to message to go past that you are his. Therefore he would capture your mouth in a kiss, with his hand reaching down to your behind, groping it for the offender to see.

Post Reek

After Theon’s encounter with Ramsay, you could never tell if he was jealous, at least at the beginning of his return. Slowly you picked up the signs, he would never tell you directly or hint that he was jealous, as he never felt privileged enough to have your attention let alone your love. He felt like he deserved the loneliness.  

Oberyn Martell

Oberyn wouldn’t necessarily get jealous regarding men or women flirting with you, after all he believed you were the most beautiful person in all of Westeros and didn’t want to deny you the many adventures love would give you. Nut he would like to remind people that off all the women and men he had slept with, you have stayed with him throughout the adventure. The reminding would begin with a simple kiss on the cheek and then would evolve in the kisses and suck on the neck, to show his love for you to the surrounding people.

Jamie Lannister

Jamie was so used to his life, love and other things being taken or known by everyone. So when he felt jealous he didn’t know what to do with himself. He never wanted to put the blame on you or act forwardly. This lead to many moments of anger being withheld, to brew in. But he knew he couldn’t make a scene for your sake.

Virgo - The Letters of Love

The Virgo allure is endearing wit, bright eyes, and communication that can make strangers feel at ease. The more comfortable the Virgo becomes, the more sweeping and saturation conversation becomes. They can be transporting and seductive. But Venus is at fall in Virgo, so the expression of love does not come so easily. They are detached enough to be serial heartbreakers. Their youthful and responsive spirit can even seem flirtatious, so people can misread signals. The purity of Virgo however, expresses love in its wholesome form, reflecting their cleansing Sheaf Bearer. Their natural labor is love. Energy is produced on behalf of other people, so they can literally live for lovers. Communication is their communion, and they know when you need advice, silence, or space. Virgo associates with the mind. Conversation can be as intimate as sex for Virgo. But their earthy nature generates intense physical needs, so there is nothing undemonstrative about Virgo. They desire to make lovers happy. They commit themselves to lovers sexually, often subordinately. There is a great respect for partners and diversion from drama or controlling behaviour. 

Virgos would rather have relationships acting as an addition to life rather than a requirement. They feel dependency is unfair to partners. Devoted and collaborative in love, Virgos rely on team work to maintain the partnership and enjoy watching the success story of loved ones. The sign of Virgo is renowned for its discrimination and perfectionism. They will prefer to sit back and patiently observe their object of desire before making their move. Their blind pursuit of perfection can paint unrealistic ideals of lovers, so Virgos can feel deeply betrayed when their loved one makes a mistake or hurts them. Emotion and love is intangible, and when Virgos cannot grab ahold of something it throws off their inner equilibrium entirely. The individual may feel a close physical, emotional, and intellectual attraction to somebody but regress when the moment comes. Love can be displayed through physical service and helpful acts like running errands, planning, or repairing. 

Virgos are easily swooned, and can become saturated by lust - yet they can be too shy to admit it. The inner hysteric in Virgo warns the individual of making the wrong move and exaggerates self consciousness. Every move they make will be deeply evaluated. Like they can spend hours internally deliberating on how to respond to a message. When partners think they are being ignored, Virgo has simply retreated into their own bubble, engaged in the comfort in the home of their thoughts, fearful, and often rife with self hatred. Within every Virgo is a heart that aches for love, yet they are not willing to compromise their order to fit that person in, that person must just ‘fit in’, and this proves its righteousness to Virgo. 


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Smoke. [Bucky x reader]

Request: Hey! Absolutely love you and was wondering if I could get a request based of these prompts? “She’s got tangled hair and cigarettes” “I like the look of your face when you’re yapping on about him” “I don’t wanna be your friend I wanna kiss your neck” “When I see your pyjamas I can’t stop smiling at you” Bucky X reader if you don’t mind xx

Warnings: slight angst, drinking, drunk reader, smoking (duh), one or two swear words.

A/N: my first dedication goes out to the beautiful @minervaem without whom I would not own thousandsof goats 
Also to @buckyywiththegoodhair because Nicole is a sweetheart and offers some of the best advice, and @just-some-drabbles for putting up with me and just reassuring my lame self generally 
Thank you to the all three of you for generally being awesome ahhhh i don’t know how to talk or dedicate stuff to people help

here’s my masterlist 

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He often found solace in the wisps of smoke floating to the ceiling. The fashion in which it danced gracefully through the air, weaving its way down your lungs as you drew in a deep breath, inhaling greedily in the temporary high it gave you.

His eyes observed the rough tangles of your hair that carelessly cascaded down your curved back. Your fingers enclosed around a cigarette, eyes closed gently while the city continued on in the merciless manner it always did.

Your conversations were something he’d like to equate to smoke as well. It gave him peace in the restlessness, adrenaline in the pure form of adoration.

As your fingers outstretched to slowly offer him the small half burnt roll of tobacco, he made sure to notice how your mouth emerged in an imperfect circle, the exhaust falling over your lips like the remains of what used to be a powerful waterfall, now reduced to the calm flow of water from the edge of a cliff.

“Fuck him,” your voice declared sturdily, artificial tranquility seeping through your words. 

Bucky chuckled deeply, raising the cigar to his mouth, trying to push away the aching sense of happiness he achieves with those few words.

“You’re laughing now, but I’ll eventually find someone who’s good to me,” you objected, a smile taking over your face. “And you won’t be laughing then.”

Bucky elected that appropriate moment to hastily take a wind of smoke, delaying the time for his reaction.

The twinkling lights of the offices which had just been illuminated glimmered in both your irises, occasionally being disrupted by the blinking of your eyelids as the breeze blew over your heads in a flurry. 

The soft blaring noises of the cars brought him happiness as they drove, full of life, through the busy streets of New York, distracting him from the harsh real life he found himself living. He let the sounds of other people’s lives calm him down, keep him grounded. 

“God, he’s such a loser.” You snapped him out of the daze he so often found himself in when he was in the familiar setting.

He tilted his head to look at you, eyes trained on the bottle which had made its way to your hands. The second bottle shared between you two this evening.

You took a swig of the liquid, each drop assisting in forgetting everything, forgetting him.

He who was not the first of many, who had so recklessly played with everything you were sure of, everything you stood for and tore you down.

“He truly is.” Bucky nodded along with you, wanting nothing more than to clasp your hands in his and pull you through the heartbreak you so desperately tried to mask.

“But he’s a funny guy. He makes me laugh, and he doesn’t listen to me that often, but when he does, he understands. He took me to one small part of Central Park once. That was nice.” You had a smile on your face and Bucky couldn’t bring himself to hate that fellow for that particular reason. Because in the end, he did make you happy, even if it was for the shortest of time. 

“I like the look on your face when you’re yapping on about him,“ he admitted to himself but kept from you, seeing a small twinkle in your eyes which he was sure was only for the moment.

You were intoxicated, and intoxicating both. He found himself wanting to have more of you to himself, to get drunk off of the feeling of your skin contrasting his, your fingers intwined with his, but was too late in realising it.

“To be honest, he’s kind of a jerk. And he’s not a nice person. He’s trouble for me, but he still gives me a thrill, I think. I guess I like the thrill, not the relationship,” you said thoughtfully- drunk, but thoughtfully-, evoking a sense of admiration in Bucky.

“But I still love him, you know?” You sighed, gulping another bit of the magical substance which to you, seemed to drive away negative thoughts from your mind. “Which is stupid, because he doesn’t deserve me. He probably deserves a nice punch in the nose for cheating on me, but not me. He doesn’t deserve-”

Your voice cracked, sending thuds of agony to Bucky as he shifted closer to you almost automatically, wrapping an arm around your shoulders, hoping that the sad look in your eyes as you looked to the horizon would disappear.

“Don’t allow him to make you question yourself. You are worth so much more than him,” he said, almost commanded, watching as the bottle made its way to your mouth again. But he just let you do it. “If he can’t see the kindness in your heart that makes me- us love you, or the excitement in your eyes when you see something you love, then he isn’t worth keeping around.”

Your eyebrows furrowed as you looked down at your folded knees, trying to process what he said.

It was silent, and he could almost feel the gears turning in your brain, the very same that induced the thoughts that you had or the ideas you spoke of.

“You said ‘me’.” Your voice was confused, accusatory.

“What?” Bucky asked, lost.

“You said ‘me’, but changed it to ‘us’. You said you love me, but then you changed it.” If you weren’t drunk off your ass, maybe you would have kept it to yourself. It wasn’t the first time Bucky was so careless with his words.

“You caught me.” He shrugged, earlier upset but now thanking the fact that this would have slipped your mind by the next morning.

“You love me?” you asked almost innocently.

“Of course I do. I’ve told you before.”

“I don’t remember,” you murmured, shifting to look at him.

His serene eyes told you nothing that you wanted to know, showing you none of the pain swimming underneath in his mind.

“You won’t remember this either.” He sighed, and you did the same, making him quirk an eyebrow at you and smile.

“Why don’t you ever say it to me then? I always thought you saw me as a friend.” He turned away from you again, looking back at the setting sun. He’s had this conversation too many times for him to want to repeat the same answer.

“I don’t wanna be your friend, I wanna kiss your neck,” he sang softly instead, quoting the song he had been listening to on repeat for a week, his gaze focusing on the skyline. 

“Your lips pressed to my neck. I’m falling for your eyes, but they don’t know me yet.” You half-sang, half-giggled, seemingly forgetting about whatever had just been said, instead focusing on a different song.

His fingers tightened ceremoniously around your shoulders in an attempt to make sure you wouldn’t slip and fall off the edge where you both had resided. 

“Can I say something to you?” you asked, pausing momentarily to look at him.

He gave a small hum as an answer, and you took it as a yes, leaning in to whisper into his ears.

A slight chill ran down his spine as your lips ghosted over his earlobe, making him gulp nervously and force a straight face. If this was going anywhere where he wished it would go, he would have no clue how to react.

“You know,” you began sultrily, not helping his state, “when I see your pyjamas I can’t stop smiling at you. I like you in them.

Bucky stared blankly ahead, taking a moment to register what exactly you had just said. 

“Okay, come on sweetheart. I think that’s enough for today.” He spun around, trying his best to keep his voice from cracking, to hop off the ledge whilst ignoring your cries of protest.

His rough hands held yours securely as he helped you down, throwing your one arm around him to help you stagger along.

“Bucky just because I kind of love him doesn’t mean that I love him more than you,” you whispered, sighing soon after.

All he could do was smile sadly as you continued walking, the sun have gone down already, trailing with it all the words he could have confessed and feelings he could have acted upon.

In the end, all your conversations and gestures would be washed away in the morning along with the liquor because as he said, your conversations were like smoke.

And smoke was only vivacious for a brief period before it dissipated into the atmosphere, leaving no trace of even being there.


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…because I had a lengthy conversation or two about how Ben should probably look next to a kid like Rex who’s had years of providence training and legit excels in hand to hand combat without using a body that isn’t his.

Ben is very smol, Rex is shredded for a sixteen-year-old.

I’ve had it with the elitism, dragging, and over all “holier than thou” attitudes popping up in the Trad/trad craft community.

I’ve had to unfollow people I used to generally enjoy because they started showing their true colours.

Like lately I don’t even want to associate myself with the community its so embarrassing. Calling out and passive aggressive posts, instead of actual discussion and conversation. Telling people who, and how to practice, saying whats right and whats wrong. People need to got off their high horses and start acting like a community instead of a bunch of elitists tearing up the less informed.

Let me just share a quote from  

“Any practice that looks back to the past is necessarily a child of historiography as much as history.  And historiography is a constantly evolving thing. So…just be thoughtful, okay?  If stuff speaks to you, that’s great, work that current ‘til your arse falls off.  Just be wary of believing - or making - claims that what you’re doing is More Real, More Accurate, More Authentic, More Historical than what other people are doing.” [X]

So there is NO reason for the harshness, the elitism, and the over all shitty attitudes that have been popping up. 

You can still inform without talking down, you can still correct without dragging, you can still voice your opinion without slander.


burns-gold replied to your post “current mood: japanese rwby treating bumbleby like it’s already canon”

What did Japanese RWBY do this time?

honestly what haven’t they done is a better question 

but i’m mostly just yelling about it in general because the japanese direct translations are so much gayer than the english version like. especially if you watch the CR version which is sort of abridged for tv? so literally even in the first season they cut out a good portion of the hetero, like in the beacon sleepover scene before the forest, in the original yang says she doesn’t mind the co-ed sleepover and is painfully hetero for like 0.2 seconds. in the japanese tv version this scene is cut out entirely and it just goes from ruby saying “dad wouldn’t agree with the boys” to yang looking at blake from across the room. (granted this is the tv cut, in the dvd version that scene with the boys/jaune is still present.)

then there’s the scene in burning the candle where the english version, yang says “do it for the people who care about you”. in the japanese version, yang specifically says daisuki, which usually has romantic implications. 

if you go for direct translations, suki means like, and dai means big. so “daisuki” goes beyond just the casual liking of someone, it is usually translated to “love”. and this is how its translated on CR – rather than yang saying “for the people who care”, she says “for the people who love you”. and i mean, yeah, you could argue that its platonic, but when you follow that scene with yang saying she’ll dance with blake, it’s even more obvious in the japanese version that there’s romantic intent there. 

and even this isn’t translated perfectly, the subs says “not just for you, but for the people who love you”, but in my understanding, what she actually says is closer to, “not just for your sake, but for the sake of people who love you”, which imo is more powerful than the way its subbed currently as yang is clearly imploring blake to take it easy for yang’s sake.

what she says specifically is: “jibun no tame ni janakute (not just for your sake),
anata wo daisuki no hito no tame ni (but for the sake of people who love you).”

there’s also something to be said of yang using “anata” here, which is reserved for either being super rude to someone you don’t know, or being very familiar/close to someone. generally in a two-person conversation the usage of “anata” to indicate blake as the subject of the sentence wouldn’t even be necessary. the inclusion of “anata” could be to fit the mouth flaps, but they could have also put blake’s name there. imo the usage of the familiar “anata” was intentional and is meant to show how close the two of them are.

((bonus: “anata” is often used as a term of endearment between couples in j-dramas. but even i’ll admit that’s probably a bit of a reach at this point))

also, with sun at the dance, blake compliments that sun looks good in a neck tie, and following exchange goes: 
sun: “so does this mean we’re going to the dance together?”
blake: “technically. but my first dance is spoken for.” (the tone arryn uses here is more laid back and joking)

in japanese this exchange goes more like this:
blake: “as i thought, a neck tie suits you.” (this seems more casual rather than flirty, like an simple observation.)
sun: “does this mean we’re going to the dance together?” 
blake: “i suppose so. but my first dance belongs to someone else.”

the italicized translation here is based on inflection–direct translation of this line is closer to “that’s right”, but the way that the VA delivers this line is sort of the same as one might say like ‘yeah, i guess,’ in that it sounds more like something that can’t be helped, and it certainly doesn’t come off as her being excited to be there with sun. (tbh it actually sounds kind of rude to me jskfhk)

now disclaimer: i’m not a native japanese speaker and i’m not completely fluent. i’d have trouble translating more complex japanese but these exchanges were fairly simple. a native japanese speaker could probably go more in depth on the cultural context of how bumbleby is presented in the show but imo it’s fairly obvious that japanese has sorta taken the inch of subtext RT provided and ran a mile with it. 


Telling Time in Russian

Originally posted by aessestudio

Something that comes up a lot in Russian is the confusion about how to say what time it is. I have heard that some people in high school never learn it while in college it is taught much later in the course due to its complexity. I was also told it is a good way to spot a foreigner as they will incorrectly say the time although I have never encountered this. I feel that while it may look odd at first, all you need is practice! :) After all, English uses various ways to tell the time too.

Который час? Cколько времени?

  • Generally, time in conversational Russian will be on the 12-hour clock, although the 24-hour clock is often used in official business such as train schedules or store hours.
  • Context often makes it clear whether one is talking about the morning or the evening. When it might be ambiguous, add утра, дня, вечера, or ночи after the clock time. These expressions are in the genitive.

Time on the hour

The easiest of them all, telling the exact hour. Depending on what number the hour falls on, the case of the word час  will change.

  • Hour that is 1 will take the nominative case, час. 

           1:00 → Час 

  • Hour that is from 2-4 will take the singular genitive case,  часа.

           3:00 → Cейчас три часа.

  • Hour that is from 5-12 will take the plural genitive case, часов.

           6:00 → Шесть часов 

Time where the minutes fall during the first half of an hour

In telling time, when you describe the minutes of the hour, you always name the coming hour. Wait, what? Unlike English where we say “It is five twenty,” for 5:20, in Russian you would be saying the equivalent of “twenty minutes of the sixth.”

  • Generally, the upcoming hour will be in the ordinal number adjective form (first, second, etc.) and in the genitive case.

The minutes of the time will vary in case depending on what number they are, such as with telling time on the hour, and they will be in the cardinal form.

  • Minute 1 will take the nominative case of минута.

       1:01 → одна минута второго 

   [одна reffering to :01] [upcoming hour is 2 so use второго]

  • Minutes 2-4 will take the genitive singular caseминуты 

        3:02 → две минуты четвёртого 

  • All others will take the genitive plural caseминут.

       5:05 → пять минут шестого 

A quarter and half hour

When saying that there are fifteen minutes in the first half of the hour, you can do it two ways.

  • As before, it will  take the genitive plural case, минут.

       Ex. 4:15 → пятнадцать минут пятого

  • Or you can do what most people do, and say четверть.

        Ex. 4:15 → четверть пятого 

Expressing the half hour requires the use of the word половина.

            Ex. 6:30 →  половина седьмого 

  • In spoken Russian, you can shorten it to пол and affix it to the hour.

        Ex. 6:30 →  полседьмого

Time where the minutes fall during the second half of an hour

  • During the second half of the hour, state the upcoming hour less the number of minutes remaining using the preposition без.
  • Remember that  без is a genitive preposition and so the minutes will be in the cardinal genitive form.
  • The hour is in the cardinal nominative case this time.
  • The Russian word for minute, may or may not be stated, and will be in the cases as described previously.

      Ex. 6:31 →  без двадцати девяти семь 

      [minus 29 minutes since that many minutes remain until 7 o’clock]

      Ex. 7:40 →  без двадцати восемь 

      Ex. 9:55 →  без пяти десять 

      Ex. 10:57 →  без трёх минут одиннадцать 

  • To express the quarter before an hour use без + четверти + hour.

      Ex. 6:45 → без четверти семь

В котором часу? Во сколько?

  • Telling “at what time” something will occur, use the preposition в followed by the number of minutes in the accusative case, except with половина, and the word минут for the first half hour.

       Ex. Мы пришли домой в пять часов.  

       Ex. At 2:05 → в пять минут третьего

  • At the half hour, use the preposition в + the prepositional case of половина

       Ex. At 1:30  → в половине второго

  • Do not use в before без for stating time in the second half of the hour. 

       Ex. Мы пришли домой без четверти семь.

        Ex. At 8:40 → без двадцати девять

  • The use of в is optional when you say that something takes place during the first 29 minutes of the hour.

      Ex. Мы пошли в кино (в) двадцать минут шестого.

Hopefully, my explanations were good enough. I hope you see the pattern is pretty simple to see and is not hard once you practice it a couple of times. Below I have made a general overview of the rules, although it isn’t perfect. Just remember to breathe and remember why you love Russian so much :D

anonymous asked:

Could someone be sent to a mental asylum for being gay in Victorian era England? And what treatment would they be subjected to?

Short answer: yes! Bad things!

cw involutary hospitalization

[IMAGE: big, scary asylum – the High Royds Old Asylum in West Yorkshire]

Longer answer: 

You can see lists going around about the various things that can get you committed, and some of them look pretty funny: novel reading, masturbation, politics, etc. According to, though, these lists can be misleading:

Although this list was sourced from a contemporaneous hospital log, its entries should not be considered as denoting things that were all considered symptoms of mental instability. Rather, among patients who were treated … for various illnesses such as chronic dementia, acute mania, and melancholia, these entries recorded the reasons or causes why those patients were said to have developed their underlying maladies. That is, people didn’t think that novel reading, asthma, the marriage of one’s child, politics, or falling from a horse were symptoms of mental illness, but rather factors that might have produced or exacerbated such an illness. 

However, perversion, or inversion (as Freud called it, among others), could be seen as illness at the time, and was thought to be harmful if not outright dangerous.

[IMAGE: Patients in ice baths. Note that they are strapped in.]

Asylum patients in general were treated to a variety of things in the name of treatment: solitude, filthy conditions, forced nudity, sexual assault by staff or other patients, ice baths, enemas, restricted diets, and just general neglect. Some asylums just sort of dumped everyone into a room together and forgot them. The goal wasn’t to heal, but to get them out of the way so “normal” people didn’t have to deal with them.

[IMAGE: patient undergoing electrocovulsive “therapy”]

Special cases in some asylums and mental hospitals got more specific attention: aversion therapy where the patient is shocked or otherwise punished for exhibiting signs of the behavior being extinguished, or to sort of mute them for a time while they recover from induced seizures. It all gets a bit Clockwork Orange sometimes. 

As early as the 16th century, agents to induce seizures were used to treat psychiatric conditions. In 1785, the therapeutic use of seizure induction was documented in the London Medical Journal.[1][85][86] As to its earliest antecedents one doctor claims 1744 as the dawn of electricity’s therapeutic use, as documented in the first issue of Electricity and Medicine. Treatment and cure of hysterical blindness was documented eleven years later. Benjamin Franklin wrote that an electrostatic machine cured “a woman of hysterical fits.” In 1801, Giovanni Aldini used galvanism to treat patients suffering from various mental disorders.[87] G.B.C. Duchenne, the mid-19th century “Father of Electrotherapy,” said its use was integral to a neurological practice.[88]

There was also experimentation. Viennese doctor Eugen Steinach transplanted straight men’s testicles into gay men to “cure” them. Of course, it did not work.

A note: most literature is focused on men, for the usual reasons. Women were often treated for being stubborn, unseemly or generally unwilling to perform their expected role in society. 

Conversion “therapy” still exists, by the way, using the same techniques, and as always all it converts is the patient’s desire to pretend in order to get out of the torture. It’s becoming illegal in places, but it is not unheard of for parents to ship their gay kids off to somewhere it’s still allowed. 

It’s later than Victorian era, but in the early 20th century, doctors like Walter Freeman developed and popularized the lobotomy. First, it was brain surgery, but Freeman’s technique was to use an implement like an icepick to drive it through the thin bone behind the eye into the brain to scramble the part that made the patient difficult. This was a kind of psychosurgery, and was considered a miracle of medicine, as the patient could often be sent home out of the asylum, albeit usually unable to care for themselves. 

[IMAGE: Dr. Freeman don’t need no stinkin’ sleeves. Just a silver pick and a small hammer]

On topic, one famous case was the sister of playwright Tennessee Williams, who was rumored to be a lesbian. When Tennessee was traveling in the merchant marines, his parents had his sister lobotomized. She was never the same, and the pain of that moment colored everything he wrote thereafter. 

One of the Kennedy clan got the pick much later, and it went badly, and the lobotomy started to fall out of popularity. Then came lithium, and psychopharmacology replaced psychosurgery almost entirely.

You’re writing fiction of course, so you can pick and choose the parts you want your characters to have to endure, and the longterm effects (which ScriptTorture may have some insight on. Check masterposts that might already cover parts of this).

Sctript family members @scriptmedic, @scriptshrink and Torture may have more to add, but I hope this has been helpful.

~~Mod Scix

Mars in the 9th house - Spirit Warrior 

Mars in the 9th house people want to kindle the light of God into an explosive forest fire. The desire to aggressively connect with the spirit, intimately, like a sexual crescendo is powerful and consuming. Mars accelerates the energies of a 9th house voyage, often expansively crackling through culture, land, religion, mind, and sea to ignite the guru inside. The individuals life energy is activated by her search for answers, a combative pilgrimage through existence, fighting for pure truth. The unknown is evocative for Mars in the 9th people. Both the mind and body can satiate the individual’s dynamic curiosity, setting the mind ablaze with philosophy and wisdom from the higher mind, energizing the body so it can search for meaning in its vast environment.

The intellect can be an airline in the 9th house. Mars is a planet that generates energy, desire, and enthusiasm. To think, to discover, to expand awareness, to lose herself in conversation with a foreigner, it can all kind of satisfy the individual in orgasmic ways. There may be a great enthusiasm for undertaking higher education, traveling to distant lands, and assimilating into a vast variety of cultures or cultural experiences. The mind is full of activity with Mars in the 9th, and the individual’s self confidence and faith in her own intelligence expands with experience and confronting the true mental arithmetic written in the universe. Everything that relates to the 9th house - its symbolic scripture and theology, philosophy, wanderlust, and spiritual law is activated through the flames of Mars. The individual extends her vision beyond the horizon as she searches for a way to infuse intellect with intuition and take herself somewhere higher. There can never be enough stamps on the passport, enough languages learned, or information contained in the mind. The individual can really burn the candle from both ends and become nervous, over stimulated, and uninspired.

The search for answers with Mars in the 9th can be dangerous, a path set of reckless abandon, but crystal instinct seems to motivate the person wanting to taste God. The individual typically has a good nature and tremendous respect for the global community. She may be stimulated to participate in politics, study religion, work overseas, or indulge in many faiths and readings until she sets on her own scripture. Focusing on variants of study that bring pleasure and joy are usually indications the individual is searching the right track. Often there is a tremendous morality displayed in Mars in the 9th. A sort of bowing acclaim for religion or laws of the spirit, a clear distinction between good and bad, God and the Devil. Her own divinity reflects in the light rays of the sun or the flickering of a candle, the orb that spirals in her chest radiates with intuition, universal love, and answers, all the blood of the cosmic mind flows here.


MBTI Subtypes

Today’s subtypes: The Si-doms!


Si-expressive: A rather calm, cool-headed ISTJ. While not quite laid-back, they tend to be gentle and receptive. They usually have exceptional manners, but are too withholding to ever be confused with a high Fe type. Some can be surprisingly creative and artistic, using internalized mental images/tropes and well-honed technique to create. They tend to be very caring people when it comes to groups they are part of, but they express it through actions rather than words. They are prone to nostalgia and have a silly, playful side that is typically reserved for family members and long-time friends. They are more commonly found in professions that require high attention to detail (ex. accounting, proofreading, nursing, pharmacy) as well as bureaucratic public sector work (the stereotype that ISTJs feel at home behind a desk does hold some truth). They are most commonly Enneagram type 6 or 9.

Te-expressive: These ISTJs are more severe. They do not value propriety as much as they value rules. They are more comfortable accepting leadership positions than the Si-expressive type, but they do not necessarily yearn for them in the same way an ESTJ would. They readily impose their values on the world around them as a means of protecting their Si’s picture of goodness. Working under people with different views than theirs often causes them significant cognitive dissonance. They are less humble than the Si-expressive subtype, and in worst-case scenarios can tend towards the narcissistic side. They are industrious, assertive people who have a strong awareness of what their work is worth. They are more commonly found in emergency services, the military, and sometimes in business. They are most commonly Enneagram type 1 or 3.


Si-expressive: These ISFJs have a graceful bearing and are usually affectionate, patient people. However, they tend towards pessimism and vigilance. They are inhibited, yet quite generous with their time as far as introverts go. They take up tasks without a fuss and tend to be far more intelligent than they let on, showing this more through their competence at what they do than through their manner of conversation. They are organized and pride themselves on this, while they are almost overly modest about other things. They are diplomatic and encouraging, even fawning at times, but their heavy-plodding approach to life and their melancholic demeanor can make them late bloomers in the professional and social worlds. They can have a great deal of trouble self-starting and often see themselves as ineffective. They can feel particularly helpless when it comes to making changes in their own lives or in general - as much as they may dislike a situation, they tend not to see much they can do about it. They like to be around people but will tend to simply soak in others’ presence and share in activities than contribute a great deal to conversation. They are hard-working for its own sake rather than for fanfare, and while they are generally not comfortable accepting positions of leadership, they can do surprisingly well in them if they can muster the courage to take them on. They can lapse into a “survival mode” in which they become curt and rushed, even isolating themselves - typically, they feel guilty once this mood passes but in the more maladjusted, these seasons of paranoid behavior can become a comfortable, deeply-ingrained habit. They are more often found in hospitality/service professions as well as certain areas of medicine (i.e. nursing, pharmacy), though some can make good accountants and salespeople. They are most commonly Enneagram type 6 or 2.

Fe-expressive: A perkier ISFJ, though still withdrawn - they come across as coy. Their sometimes-fey demeanor can have others (and even themselves) confusing them for INFPs or INFJs, however, they are far less abstracted. Their interests lie deeper in what is and what was, rather than what could be. Still, they are more prone to being artistically-inclined than the Si-expressive subtype, using their attention to detail and their knowledge of fine-tuned composition in addition to their desire to express emotions to create evocative works of art, music, or literature. They are less inhibited than the Si-expressive subtype, though they are equally unpretentious even if they enjoy discussing topics some may judge as such - “earthy” is a word many ISFJs of this subtype would identify with. They have a good-natured sense of humor and freely express their fondness for their intimates. While not particularly opinionated, they can become easily frustrated with others for interpreting things incorrectly, or simply differently from how they do. While they may appear unafraid to laugh at their own mistakes or easily put up a “tough” front, they are still subject to deep insecurity (often when struggling to learn a new skill), and require the encouragement of others to maintain their momentum. Safety is important to them, though they tend to be more concerned with others’ safety than their own and they are more likely to confront danger to learn what is and is not safe than to consistently err on the side of caution. They look to the guidance of others to feel steady, but once this guidance is internalized and they feel they know what they are doing, they can take a surprising amount of initiative. They are more often found in therapeutic fields or as teachers and tour guides. They are most commonly Enneagram type 9 or 4.

I need to stop thinking so much about the tragedy of SW.

So I was up early waiting for Eurovision to start, and it struck me that actually, there were still quite a few characters around as of RotJ who could have had some idea about Luke’s parentage but canonically either never did or never said. And then this popped into my head.

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