just trying to do something new

Just the small details

When Alec was holding his mother after she confessed that Robert had been cheating on her, Alec told Maryse she could come back with Max to live in the institute and Maryse said she couldn’t because of her duties but that she wished she could.

In the time she said this we had a close up of Alec where we saw him clenching his eyes shut (something we’ve seen him do when he’s trying to get ahold of his emotions) and it just made me think.

Was Alec trying to contain his anger at the clave and Robert? Or was he trying to keep himself from getting emotional?

How many times throughout his life has Alec probably asked this question of when his mom and dad would be coming back to New York for them? How many times has he been told they couldn’t because of the clave?

All I can see is a lonely kid wishing for his parents to be there for him while he not only dealt with raising Izzy and Jace and making sure they stayed safe and out of trouble,

But also the start to him questioning his sexuality

To be given all the responsibilities of an adult at such a young age because his parents were never around and therefore forced him to grow up too fast, pushing aside all of his own needs and emotions because that’s the only way he knew how to survive.

anonymous asked:

I know the boys love us. I know this. But this idk man this doesn't look good. All are publicly in the UK. All don't have professional commitments as far as we know. Louis even tweeting to the fans to vote for an award. And yet none of them can actually show up to accept said award (and aren't they up for one for best fans or something which they won last year??). It's just not a good look. Especially when all 4 have new music coming out this year. Idk man. (I still love them! I do!)

Someone is clearly trying to make it look like the boys don’t care about the fans. Lots of people were hyped and lots of fans went there just to see them and now must be feeling played. They want the fans to turn against the boys, the same way they want us to think Harry hates the band, and that Louis wants to stay closet 

lolllll in looking over my mentor’s pacing guide i seemed to have missed AN ENTIRE WEEK. i don’t really know what she’s doing in her classes and i sent her my lesson plans for the week and she’s like “WHY ARE YOU INTRODUCING FAHRENHEIT ALREADY!!!”

cue me panicking and now trying to figure out how to teach the next two days when i thought poetry was done. i’m just gonna be straight up with the kids and be like “oops i dun goofed WHO’S EVER BEEN NEW TO SOMETHING ALSO? TURN TO UR PARTNER AND DISCUSS”

anonymous asked:

hey! it's the therapy anon that's been present today, we're waiting to be taken in to talk to a counselor person to see if I'll be staying at the hospital, but I'm kinda nervous 😅 I already used so much energy and motivation trying to tell my new therapist and my mom everything and now I have to do it again. 😔 anyway srry I send so many anons I'm just kinda freakin out I don't feel well

im sorry you’re having such a rough day, anon. you’re really pushing through and im very proud of you. i know its scary going into something new, but you made it so far to get help! so you can get through this too! You’re doing great and we’re all here to support you!

new genre concept: soft apocalypse

the world as we know it has ended and mother nature starts taking back what’s hers. there are no zombies or cannibals or murderous bandits. the most valued members of the community are those who know how to garden and farm, sew and weave, treat wounds, work wood or build with bricks, cook from scratch. 

people bond together to begin rebuilding instead of killing each other. everyone teaches each other whatever they do know and works together to figure out the stuff none of them know. books become incredibly valued resources because they’re often the only way to learn critical information. if someone is elderly, disabled, or otherwise unable to work at the same level as most of the community, they’re taken care of by the others, not told any sort of “survival of the fittest” bs.

as the generations ware on, communities begin expanding into small cities. some of the settlements even find ways to repurpose solar or wind power on a small scale and have electricity in some of their buildings. storytellers wander the countryside telling tales of the old world in return for some hot stew or a place to rest for the night, and the mythos of the new world start to incorporate elements of the past. the only thing that remains constant is that humans survive, and they do it by working together.

I just want to talk about this. I see So Many backhanded compliments to The New Crystal Gems saying like, “it’s nice to have some realistic Lapis and Peridot interaction without Lauren Zuke’s shitty writing cramming the ship down our throat” or something like that, and, like, it was not bad writing?? It was not out of character or anything. As somebody trying to recover from depression, I found that one of the best things you can do for yourself is to surround yourself with positivity and go through the motions, and even if you don’t feel anything, you don’t feel bad, and you start to get better, and that is very clearly what Lapis is trying to do. She’s just riding the wave of Peridot’s genuine excitement of exploring every intellectual inch of life she never even knew existed before and, sort of hoping that if she plays along, some of that happiness may rub off on her. She’s watching her Earth show, making meep morps with her, helping her decorate the barn, even making music with her, and she smiles. There are moments where Lapis just smiles, and that’s her trying. I love the toilet meep morp scene in particular, because during this scene, the same dark ominous music that always plays when Lapis uses her water abilities plays, but what she’s using them for isn’t something out of rage or desperation, she’s funneling that same power she only ever associated with negative things into something silly and pointless that Peridot thinks is beautiful and makes her excited. This is Lapis healing. Peridot is the medium by which Lapis is healing herself, and that is beautiful writing.

This scene…

I believe this was much more than Yurio acting like a little shit in front of Victor.

And what caught my attention were the similarities between this scene and Yuuri’s and Yurio’s scene in episode 9. But why’s this? Well hear me on this one.

Yurio knows, he knows Victor’s still having trouble to decide what to do next. Everything that’ll happened after the Grand Prix, Victor seems confident and prepared, but leaving the world of skating, which has been part of him for more than 20 years, is not something he can do over the course of a day.

Victor’s struggling, and now that ring opens a door for a new life… something which was not there before. Victor Nikiforov has been standing alone for so many years, and now.. the man just got proposed the night before, of course he’s got a lot of thinking to do. He’s trying to figure things out, and I want to believe Yurio understands that.

Just like in episode 9, these two (Victor and Yuuri), tend to ovethink things when they get worried.

Victor standing alone, he might have been contemplating all the future possibilities which await him.

And look at the similarities, they both get anxious all by themselves, and that’s when this kid comes and tries to put some sense in both. In a way he gives them this little push of courage.

All this resembles what happened with Yuuri back in Russia. Remember how Yurio tried to cheer him up?

Yeah… in his own way, but he manage somehow.

And it’s not evident, he won’t say it directly, “cheer up”, or “it’ll be alright”, but he wants for Victor to leave without regrets, and for Yurio, what better way to say it, than this:

It’s like him saying: “The man I once looked up to, is dead now.“

For Yurio, Victor is no longer the man he used to be, he is no longer someone who’ll give everything for skating, he has found new things which are precious to him now.

And Yurio knows, that’s why… just like with Yuuri, he is trying for Victor to understand something.

“You know, you may be Victor Nikiforov, but this world will survive without you, you don’t need to worry anymore.” (more or less).

And the things is… we’ve seen this along the whole series, how people just expect for Victor to return at the end of this skating season, people like Chris, the public, the media. And Yurio is trying, in a way, to make him want to leave for good, because he knows that’s what Victor really wants. He’s not telling him that directly, but just like he did with Yuuri, for him “Just go away already, geezer.”, is the same as telling him he doesn’t have to carry the weight of staying if that’s no longer something he wants for his life.

And we know, for Yurio as a skater, there will never be a reason valid enough to justify Victor leaving, but it’s not a decision for him to make. He’s telling Victor: “Just go, your time has come to and end.” And he… more than anyone wants to believe that.

The influence this man has had in Yurio’s life, is something he knows he will not find in other skater, not in the same way at least. But he is growing, he knows he’ll get to meet new people like Otabek, he’ll get to learn from them and keep going. And he also knows it’s time for Victor to go, he knows it’s time for him to let go of that symbol (even if it hurts he’ll never admit it) and understand Victor just wants to leave his life the best way he can, and now that he has found a person who he wants to share it with, Yurio has no longer doubts about how the image of that skater he once knew, is no longer present.

And… he’ll keep acting like a rebel child, of course.

But then you get to see a shift in his attitude, and that’s what gave it away.

Why would Yurio mention Hasetsu all of a sudden? Well  the only thing that comes to mind, is that he knows Victor’s fallen in love with that home, with Yuuri, with the time he’s spend there, that’s the life he sees for himself in the future.

Yurio knows where Victor’s heart stands now, and he’s come to terms with it in his own way.

i know im my own worst sabateur bc today i had to recover a password and when it came time for me to answer my security question, apparently i had just set it to the words “new phone” so i stared at that a while trying to figure out how tf that was a question and wondering why i’d Do something like that.  then i had an idea and very cautiously typed in “who dis” and that was the right answer

How do the signs spend their weekend

Aries: either hangs out with their friends or stays at home and watches their favorite TV show. actually gets things done if they have to though

Taurus: does everything they told themselves they would do and then just spends time online. sometimes also goes out with their friends 

Gemini: literally does either nothing or just something they love, like art, internet or sports

Cancer: usually with friends, maybe trying something new, because they get bored when they have to just sit at home the entire weekend

Leo: sometimes hangs out with their friends and roam around their town but also spends a lot of time doing their hobbies

Virgo: does something they like doing like drawing, spending time with animals, writing… doesn’t really hang out with many people

Libra: chats with their friends or hangs out with them, other than that they stalk people online or watch videos on Youtube

Scorpio: either party hard the entire weekend or they don’t even leave their bed

Sagittarius: hangs out with friends or chats with them, other than that they watch films or listens to music

Capricorn: finishing everything they didn’t manage to do through out the week or watches something anime

Aquarius: usually working on some sort of project or doing something they’re passionate about. doesn’t usually talk to many people

Pisces: spends time with their family, usually crafts or does something they love. also sleeps a lot

Why You Shouldn’t Use imprecise Language When Talking To Entities

[updated] This is extremely important, and I don’t see this point expanded upon enough. So here it goes;

imprecise language is an all around bad idea. You should always speak as plainly as possible when talking to entities. People often bring the symbolism of our society and use it to sound cooler, smarter, and all around better when doing witchery. The people who hear your statements are usually not from our society, and have no grasp on the meaning you’re trying to get across. It causes misunderstandings that can have disastrous results. 

Heres an example of what i’m talking about:
Lets say im a new witch looking for a deity to worship. Having a deity is something I really want and I’m extremely passionate about it. I send out a calling for a good deity to come and give me a sign that they want me to worship them. “good” is just a too plain word for me to use, I mean, i’m calling upon a god(or goddess) afterall! “I wish for a god of the light to come and give me a sign!” I say. WAIT, queue record scratch and freeze frame! I used phrasing that me and my peers would understand(”a god of the light”), but “the light” does not nessecarily mean “benevolence”. Guess who would qualify as a god of the light? Lucifer is who. Having lucifer try to contact you could be extremely upsetting for someone who doesn’t want to associate with lucifer.

Another example would be if I was banishing evil spirits from my home. If I used the phrasing “Spirits of the shadows, leave this household!” instead of “Spirits who wish me harm, leave this household!” I would have, you guessed it, my house almost just as it was before. Spirits of the shadows could mean any nocturnal creature, and wouldn’t necessarily cover malicious spirits at all. See where i’m going with this?

TL;DR: Speak plainly when talking to deities, spirits, and other non-human entities

- Mod Faye

Worth It

Summary: reader twisted her ankle and Bucky helps her take care of the injury. One thing leads to another and… well just check the warnings.

A/N: Okay…. So something weird happened last night. I was just doing what I normally do which is look through my drafts and see if I can come up with something for my imagines and stuff which didn’t happen, sadly. Then I just opened a new draft for some reason and just began writing while my mind drifted off to some… things. Basically what I’m trying to tell you here is that I wrote smut.
Yes, I wrote smut and posting it will be my first time posting smut on this blog. I’m feeling kind of anxious about posting this because I don’t know if it’s any good. Either it’s so bad it’s hilarious, cringy or it’s actually something people can enjoy in a non humorous way. I mean I got a little erotically charged (college talk for horny (i love you if you get that reference)) while writing it but I don’t know if other people will. If you want to read it, go ahead and if you feel uncomfortable, don’t.
Feedback is appreciated, especially now since this is my first smut that I’ve posted. You don’t have to go into detail just tell me if it was well written or not, that’s if you want to, of course. I don’t want to force anyone to do anything they don’t want to do.
FOR THE PEOPLE I TAGGED!! I have no idea if you guys wanted to be tagged in smut posts too but hey, you don’t have to read it! I don’t expect every person to read every single imagine I post. Just skip this one if you feel like it.

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x reader

Words: 5,622

Warning(s): SMUT, oral sex (both male and female receiving), cursing, unprotected sex (remember to wrap it before you tap it! Sex is cleaner with a packaged wiener. Don’t be a fool, cover your tool. Wrap your bate before you mate and all that stuff)


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do you feel that too?

I poured myself the biggest glass of red wine, I put Fleetwood Mac on my vinyl, I lit candles, and I legit started praying and looking for a sign. I have this incredible book that Stevie Nicks gave me in 2013 when my boyfriend [Glee co-star Cory Monteith] died. She gave me this art book of hers that she put notes in over the years and song lyrics, and then she rewrote personal notes for me that say things like, “Keep singing, and have faith.” I was looking through this book and praying that there was an answer in it, somewhere. And there was something in there that said, “The only thing that matters is you, and who you are.” That’s what I’ve been trying to do with this whole record – just connect to me and where I’m from. [The message led Michele to frantically call her best friend, fellow Broadway star Jonathan Groff.] I was like, “What’s something from our time in New York — a word, or a phrase, or something that is from theater, or from us?” And he said, “What about ‘Places?’” When you’re on Broadway, you get your 30-minute call, then your 15-minute call. You hear “Places everyone!” And that means it’s showtime.

hello guys 🌻 so, i just finished my A-levels *cheers* and basically i have not the slightest idea what to do with my free time but i’m determined to stay productive, hence this is the reason for this masterpost. hope you all enjoy it too!!

stuff to do after exams

  • GET THAT SLEEP YOU MISSED OUT ON FOR AGES
  • treat yourself!!!
  • get into a bath and chill
  • play your fave songs
  • get back to watching that series you stopped watching before exams
  • meet up with your friends and do something fun [and try to avoid talking about exams as much as you can]
  • get back to doing that hobby you loved doing
  • plan a trip [even if it’s just in your own country, have fun and act like a tourist!]
  • organise a sleepover with your friends + play some board games [be safe if you’re drinking please!!]
  • check out local events, there is bound to be something you like [for example, we have a nature festival soon here + i’m rly excited to go!!!]
  • GO TO THE BEACH AYYY
  • download some new apps yay!!!
  • do new things! [read new books, watch new tv shows, find a new hobby, do anything]
  • spend time with your family and friends
  • exercise maybe idk!!! find a new workout you like + try to stick to it
  • meditate
  • try finding a job [check my job tag for tips + resources]
  • try out new restaurants + coffeeshops + so many other things!!
  • volunteer omg!!
  • help out around the house
  • visit relatives you didn’t have the chance to visit during exams
  • cute june quote!!

academics + learning

where to get motivation

+ my masterposts

hope this helped you guys, enjoy your summer!!

- helena xx

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“Damaged Goods” by Days N Daze (2017)

This was filmed over the course of a week I spent in Houston. The split-screen concept was Whitney’s idea, which I absolutely loved. Lately I’ve been trying to avoid music videos that are just people hanging out/going through their daily routines, but the slip-screen concept seemed like a new, interesting way to tackle that. For about half of the days I was with her, she was always wearing these same clothes because we never knew when we would end up filming something for the video.

I first heard this song when I was filming the Leftover Crack video, Days N Daze played this song in their set. I immediately fell in love with it, and was very happy when Whitney said she wanted to do a video for it!