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y'all today i went on a date with this girl and we drove like 40 minutes north and went hiking and then when she was dropping me back off, we went to visit the tallest building in atlanta and it was so fun and cute

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non-spoilery Beauty & the Beast review

- Plumette (the feather duster)’s transformation was everything I could ever hope for. It was magical and beautiful *__*

- Ewan McGregor as Lumiere did not disappoint. Ewan! Singing! =D! Lumiere/Plumette yasss. Also Ian McKellen as Cogsworth and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts whatttt

- You know you’ll like Kevin Kline as Maurice (Belle’s dad) because Kevin Kline has his moustache on for this movie

P.S. Don’t worry about LeFou. D o N o t W o r r y.

ten days of minimalistic living

have you ever wanted to add something to improve your life? like consistent exercise or clean eating? if you have, that’s great! you’re already 50% there.

however, have you ever thought about removing elements of your life instead of adding elements? if you have, you’re now 75% there.

if you haven’t, don’t worry, let me explain.

instead of adding elements to improve your life, minimalistic living aims at subtracting elements to improve your life. it targets areas in which you can simplify your life in the most easiest and effective fashion.

so with that being said, i’ve compiled 10 one-day assignments to help you begin your journey into minimalist living.

1. designate an hour for “you time”

choose a secluded place where you can disconnect from the virtual world. focus on what it feels like to be at peace and, if you feel inclined, jot down your intimate thoughts and feelings in a journal.

2. no complaints, no not today

complaining can easily become a habit. however, today try your best to not get frustrated at the man who is taking forever to order in front of you at starbucks or the woman who is walking too slowly in front of you.

3. clear out your email inbox

you know that email subscription you signed up for? the one that sends you emails all the time, but you forget to delete the emails or unsubscribe yourself from receiving future emails? yeah, you know the one. well, take time today to make your inbox spick and span.

4. disconnect and dream

instead of taking your phone to bed with you to check social media posts from besties and celebrities, leave your phone on your desk. your body needs sleep. social media will be there tomorrow morning.

5. remove one item from your to do list

you could probably complete everything on your to do list, but doing so may leave you burned out by the end of the day. so instead, choose the most important assignments and leave out the last one.

6. listen instead of waiting for your turn to speak

when talking to a friend, a family member, or a colleague, actually listen to what he/she is saying, then respond.

7. eat a meal without watching a movie or show

it’s easy to make dinner then plop on a couch with a plate full of food to watch your favorite netflix show. however, watching a show takes away from the eating experience. instead, sit and eat while paying attention to how the food actually tastes.

8. turn off notifications

notifications can easily interfere with your day. so for today, only check your social media accounts when necessary.

9. make two lists

make one list of things that make you happy. then make another list of things you do every day. adjust accordingly.

10. wake up an hour earlier

although you may classify yourself as a night owl, try becoming a morning person for one day. hop out of bed, make yourself a cup of coffee, and begin to conquer the day. you’ll be amazed at how much work you can complete with waking up one hour earlier.

if you try out any of these assignments and you show progress, feel free to individually message me. i would love to hear your story.

do have a lovely week ♥

of witches, wardrobes and wallowing: a tfc fic

title: never half-hearted, always hesitant
pairing: andreil
word count:  12068
summary: 

In which Neil strikes a deal with a witch: complete obscurity in his past, present and future, for the small price of his soulmate.

Now if only he could find his soulmate.

dedicated to @wonwuo for the @aftgexchange! the prompt got a bit out of hand (it was really fun, I can’t be blamed), and it’s not very winter-y, but I hope you enjoy!

he’s asking if he’s a night owl because he specifically misses that element of living with him john has not seen sherlock casually up late at night since reichenbach

He doesnt – years pass
and not a single day
has he loved you
more than
I do.
      
He never will
and it breaks my heart.
        
I always wanted you
to drown in love; I
wanted to
have you spoiled relentlessly, 
completely smothered in love.
     
I wanted to set alight every
torch in your heart.
    
How mighty the wind would have blown;
how cruel that we spend our lives apart.
—  The elements, by M.A. Tempels © 2016
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Phantasmagoria IV

Gisha snapped from the depths of a restless sleep, sending droplets of sweat raining from her head and face. The soft moonlight still shone through the door but red fire still seared Gisha’s mind. The heat of the uncontrolled blaze still tormented her. Even now, the fire at her core was thrashing at the focus which contained it. Like an unchecked forest blaze, it blew with an unseen wind as though searching the air for a chance at decimation.

She ran her hand up her neck, towards her face. Her pulse throbbed in her neck and her skin felt hot to the touch. The sweat that she now soaked in was only evidence of the turmoil she had just woken from. That turmoil still raged in her memory. Orange fire, clouds of embers and soot, familiar ruins of Valoran. She saw great flags of proud peoples melting under the heat. Faces fell forth from the flames. Faces of agony, of those she had killed long ago. Men and women of no particular significance were it not for the horror and pain engrained upon their features. Even in her freshly woken state, Gisha’s ears still rang with their tormented cries.

But the past wasn’t the worst of it. The future was by far the most horrifying. A seething flame, shackled in a prison of timbers, consuming all that was placed upon it but never growing bigger. She could remember a limited number of trees, yet a constant stream poured into this gargantuan fire. It was then that she had woken to a restless flame.

Quietly, she slipped out of the covers, holding her breath so as not to wake Rai with sobs that were quickly welling in her throat. With silent footsteps, she exited the bedroom and fled to the hallway, quietly making her way to the balcony on the far side of the house, where she could cry alone in the shadow of the manor.

“They’ll never stop…” She mourned between sobs, hot tears streaming down her cheeks. “…No matter what course I take… No matter what I study… nor how much I practice… They’ll never stop…”

Acid Bathhouse

What you need to know: an elemental wizard living in an abandoned bath house has become mind controlled by a parasitic psyker, mold growing on her/his brain. This occurred during experimentation with acid mold/fungus or is a fluke occurrence. The psychic mold wants to destroy all life except mold/fungus and is forcing the wizard to unleash acidic mold/fungus onto towns and ecosystems eating everything away till there is only goo.

Premise: Acidic mold/fungus is growing on buildings/tree/vegetation, slowly dissolving the structure/plants till destruction or death occurs. It has become rampant and is spreading to neighboring towns through mold spores carried by the wind. The players can even come across dead wildlife layered in mold, their guts eaten away by acid.
Recently, it has even begun infecting people, their skin turns green and rots away as acid dissolves their bones.

Note: this is an acid disease that deals 1 damage a day at first, then progresses dealing more damage in shorter increments of time - 2 damage a day, 5 damage an hour, 10 damage a min, etc. It needs cure disease to cure.

Locals are desperate for answers and will pay everything they can if someone can find the source of this outbreak and put it to an end. This is a good chance to offer that magic item or information the players really want or need.

For added fun, you also have the ground water contaminated with acid, making it deadly to drink, giving the players only days to solve the problem before they die of thirst.

For additional challenge, you can have a ranger/druid order coming to burn everything to the ground and even kill the people to stop this acid mold from spreading, forcing players to both hold off druids and rangers while finding the source of the acid mold at the same time.


1 - in the middle of a lake/pond, a gray marble building rests atop a hill of green mold and mushroom patches.

  • A – lake/pond is acidic, dealing X D6 acid damage to anyone who enters.
  • There is an illusion of gold/glowing weapon at the bottom of the pond, placed there as a trap

  • B - hillside is layered in mostly harmless acid mold that eats away at the players boots slowly, but does little else
  • The acid mushroom patches spit acid, give the clusters a set of hit points and one spit attack for X D6 acid damage.

  • C - bathhouse is built of dissolving gray marble, eaten away by layers of green acid mold. However, it is sill structurally sound, nor is there any holes in the walls.

  • D - a marble walkway leads through rows of marble pillars and statues (local hero/legend of the past/god), they are caked in acid mold and already half-dissolved.
  • The front door is only scarps of dissolved iron with a blanket of mold covering the entrance.
  • If any player touches the mold, they take X D6 acid damage on touch and contract the acid disease.

2 - gray marble room contains 4 baths built into the floor. The floors and walls are layered in green acidic mold.

  • A - acid/mold fills the tubs. If players touch the contents, they receive X D6 acid damage and contract the acid disease

  • B - the acidic mold on the floor is much stronger than the mold outside. It eats players’ boots on contact in one round.
    Note: if players touch the acid, they receive X D6 acid damage and contract the acid disease. This forces the players to find a solution to cross the floor.

  • C - the front door is only scarps of dissolved iron with a blanket of mold covering the entrance. If any player touches the mold, they take X D6 acid damage on touch and contract the acid disease.

3 - gray marble room. In the center of the chamber stands a gray marble stature of a human woman in a dress with four faces, one facing each direction. There is no noticeable exit to the chamber.

  • A - when players enter the room, the statue spits acids from all four faces in a spray/cone attack
  • The acid dissolves 1 mundane item – clothing/backpack/weapon, etc for any player that gets hit and also receives X D6 acid damage
  • Once the players enter, the statue continues to spray every X rounds till the players leave- It draws from the pond outside and is virtually endless. The walls are acid resistent, similar to a wall of force.

  • B - one of the walls will slide open if a players tries to find secret doors or pry it open. This will lead to room 4
    Note: for added difficulty, you can have walls and floor layered in acidic mold as per room 2

4 - gray marble room with an iron door leading out. Basins are cut into the floor filled with acid. Large green tinted jars with glass toppers rest at the bottom.

  • A - basins are filled with acid, dealing X D6 acid damage upon touch

  • B - the jars are so tinted, they cannot be seen into and therefor must be opened
  • The contents inside contain the wizard’s treaures: coins/potions/scroll/magic items/etc

  • C - the door is locked and need to either be brute forced through or unlocked.

5 - a corridor of gray stone ends in a thick iron door with a small funnel jutting out from the center. There is a cupboard cut into the walls to the left of the door with 5 jars of acid on each of 2-5 shelves.

  • A - the door is at least a meter thick and 1000s of kilograms, making it almost impossible to open by brute strength. The players must pour the acids into the funnel from weakest to strongest or reverse to open the door

  • B - the jars containing acid can be color coded for ease: blue/green/yellow/orange/red, or all the same if you want to increase difficulty
  • There should be several sets so if the players screw up, they have several backup chances.
  • This puzzle should force the players to test the acid on equipment or themselves to find the strength of each.
    Note: the acid damage should be around d6 blue, 2d6 green, 3d6 yellow, 4d6 orange, 5d6 red
    For added difficulty. you can have walls and floor layered in acidic mold as per room 2

6 - a gray stone chamber with shelves and tables adorned in bottles of colored liquid, clay pots of mold and fungus and other various tools. In the back, a naked humanoid covered head to toe in green glowing fungus works tirelessly pouring liquid from bottles into the clay pots and only stops once the players step inside, and becomes aggressive. The creature is a human wizard of any level you deem fair, but also has a few upgraded abilities form the psyker mold.
Mundane weapons melt upon her/his flesh as the acids eats it away instantly.
All elemental spells now do acid damage, lighting bolt equals acid bolt, fire ball equals acid ball The wizard gets an acid vomit attack every 3 rounds, spraying the room in acid. It deals X D6 acid damage equal to half the dice of the wizards level plus dissolves up to 2 mundane items and infects the players with the acid disease.

Note: for added difficulty you can have a few acid mushroom patches growing in the room that spit acid or release acidic choking spores, dealing acid damage and stunning the player for a round.

When the wizard dies, he bursts in a radius, spraying all the players in acid, dealing X D6 acid damage, destroying 1 mundane item and infecting the players with the acid disease.

  • A - the potions found in this chamber can be magically useful as per potion chart or only regents for alchemy, its your choice.

End: the acid begins to dilute over time and without the psychic mold, the spores soon dies, no longer spreading. All infected parties with the acid disease sill need cure disease to be healed, however.

If you want to increase difficulty, you can have the acid still remain, forcing the players to find a way to neutralize it.

Maybe the psychic mold isn’t dead or the last of its kind and is in fact spreading, becoming a parasite to more people, turning them into acid mold zombies.

Maybe the magically engineered mold mutates to  more powerful versions or increases in potency, turning the entire ecosystem into a stew of acid.

Maybe the druid/ranger order isn’t satisfied the threat is being dealt with and starts burning and killing the infected.

Regardless, have fun and hope to see you again soon.

It is a dangerous thing to be loved by the Force.

Remember: the Force is Light and Dark and every shade in between; dread and awe in equal measure. It is not cruel, precisely – to say that one is cruel implies intentionality – but despite having a Living element, the Force has never been alive in the traditional sense. For all that the living are part of the Force and it part of them, the Force does not – can not – understand their petty (momentous) cares. It is ancient and it is inexorable and it is so much larger than you can imagine.

The Force is hungry; it will take all that you have to give… and then it will take some more. Those that the Force loves most, it asks the most of. Those that the Force loves most are swallowed whole or chewed up by it, with only their bones spit out. Those whom the Force loves, it never releases. Its love is fierce as flame and rough as the sea.

Why do you think the Jedi advocate surrender to the Force? It hurts so much less when you submit willingly.

The Force’s love is agony and it is ecstasy.

It is no safe thing to be beloved of the Force.