love is a mystery to be uncovered

“Reading a book is the most glorious pastime that humankind has yet devised”

-Wislawa Syzmborska

Books. Such wonderful things. They contain hidden mysteries, secret places waiting to be discovered; they whisper to us, and make our imagination grow and bloom like a flower in the spring. There is just so much wonder in books that is still to be unlocked, still to be uncovered. It’s funny how these different combinations of words can lead to so much thought and sheer BEAUTY, like how do these authors do it? I love to just pick up a good book, sit on the couch with a nice cup of chai. Mmmmm just thinking about it makes me warm and fuzzy.

Sadly, I think we have forgotten how to appreciate books for just EXISTING because they truly deserve to be acknowledged. It’s actually quite depressing, I used to read sooso much: in my free time, in lessons (I walked on the wild side, I know), in the car, at MEALS, and the unspoken truth: on the toilet. Ok, we all do it come on. I definitely do not read as much as I used to. My time is being EATEN by the monster that is GCSE’s, and just…I always get DISTRACTED by my phone or my computer. Which is a state which I do not want to be in. I WANT to read, and of course I still do, but maybe like a quarter of how much I used to. Sighhhhh.

Wow, I detect quite a gloomy undertone now and let me just brighten it up a little by saying that one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to read at least 3 books a month, and so far, it’s actually going well! I’ve recently been working through the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, which is so brilliantly funny and clever- 10/10 highly recommend. Before that I was reading various Sherlock Holmes stories (which I absolutely LOVE- so much smart VOCAB learnt) and before that I was reading the Maze Runner series which omg can I just SAY. LOVE. 10000/10. AMAZING. I was obsessed for like 2 MONTHS with this series and was fangirling with my friend who had introduced me to the series (thank the LORDS she did I am eternally grateful). DYLAN O’BRIEN IN THE MOVIE. JUST. Can we just take a moment of silence for the beautiful gloriousness that is Dylan O’Brien. Amen. But yeah, I really want to read MORE so I’m just setting myself goals and finding books that I really like! That’s the ticket. More like that’s the cinema ticket that I’ll be BOOKing (see what I did there) to go see DylAN O’BRIEN IN THE MAZE RUNNER.

I think we all need to read more. Here is my 100% working method for just that:

1. Pick up a new or old book that’s interesting to you

2. Find some quiet time and a quiet space, preferably a nice COMFY, quiet space, like a bed (with a nice duvet of course) or a couch 

3. Retrieve a blanket (or a duvet)

4. Retrieve mug of tea/ chai latte

5. Read on brother

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
- George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

WATCH EYEWITNESS

To anyone on tumblr who’s American + is able to watch Eyewitness on USA network on Sunday nights at 10/9c, please do!!

It’s SUCH an important show - it’s main storyline revolves around a completely canon relationship between two gay teens (they are the main protagonists!) and it discusses issues like internalised homophobia and being afraid to come out in such a REALISTIC way!!

The cast are also all so incredible and really understand their characters, and the two actors who play the gay teenagers (Tyler Young + James Paxton) are so so woke and also absolute sweethearts. They always reply to fans on Twitter and aren’t afraid to discuss their characters’ relationship in interviews.

ALSO, it’s an incredible murder mystery show about a triple homicide in which the killer is trying to track down Philip and Lukas, who witnessed the murders, and the town sheriff is duelling with the FBI to uncover what really happened. If you love crime drama, then Eyewitness is 100% for you!

FINALLY, this show is in danger of being cancelled because ratings haven’t been too great, so please WATCH + TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO AS WELL!!

My thoughts on Solangelo

Canon solangelo, I will freaking DIE for.

Fanon solangelo, not so much.

Lemme esplain.

What I see of fanon solangelo, is the two of them making out and having sex in the Hades cabin.

I don’t like dat.

What I love about Nico is that he’s an introverted dork who doesn’t really care about his well-being, and I can relate to that.

What I love about Will is that he’s such a caring guy, and from what the books showed, he started out really subtle showing that he liked Nico. Stuff like, “Take care of yourself. Doctor’s orders.” He didn’t jump into the lovey-dovey crap.

I like to think that their relationship began from Will just wanting to uncover the mysteries of Nico. I could see that he thought Nico was the only cool person that wasn’t busy 24/7 with their own friends.

In ToA, it had been 8 months since they had started hanging out and Nico was still nervous to call Will his boyfriend. Will would NEVER in a million years come on to Nico so strongly because he would be scared it would ruin their friendship.

They’re perfect for each other because Nico likes how much attention Will gives him, and Will likes how much that Nico can spend time with him (and that Italian accent tho ;)

I imagine that Will was the first to kiss Nico, just a little peck on the cheek, and maybe a little peck on the mouth. But I will never imagine them so intimate unless they’ve been dating for like 5 years or something.


No, I am not a gay 15 y/o so I could never 100% tell you that this is how they would act, but I do have emotions. That is what has guided my image of solangelo.

Maybe your version of fanon solangelo is not what I’ve heard of, or maybe it’s just a tumblr thing. I don’t know. What I do know, is that I love this solangelo. I don’t point out solangelo much because it’s kinda rare to find pictures that portray them as I do.

If you don’t agree with my version, so be it. Imagine it as you see fit. I’m not writing all of this to put down what you like. I’m writing this because this is my favorite solangelo and I want this representation to be noticed.

Please, by all means, add your opinions because this is what I’m doing this for. I love to learn about your different views because as a reader, I love to fantasize. Defend fanon if you wish. I know how much you all like to emphasize LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈 and I think that’s great!

I just hope you love canon solangelo as much. Thank you.

I am one of the searchers. There are, I believe, millions of us. We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand. We like to walk along the beach, we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power, its unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty. We like forests and mountains, deserts and hidden rivers, and the lonely cities as well. Our sadness is as much a part of our lives as is our laughter. To share our sadness with one we love is perhaps as great a joy as we can know - unless it be to share our laughter.

We searchers are ambitious only for life itself, for everything beautiful it can provide. Most of all we love and want to be loved. We want to live in a relationship that will not impede our wandering, nor prevent our search, nor lock us in prison walls; that will take us for what little we have to give. We do not want to prove ourselves to another or compete for love.

For wanderers, dreamers, and lovers, for lonely men and women who dare to ask of life everything good and beautiful. It is for those who are too gentle to live among wolves.

—  James Kavanaugh, There Are Men Too Gentle to Live Among Wolves

I am one of the searchers. There are, I believe, millions of us. We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand. We like to walk along the beach, we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power, its unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty. We like forests and mountains, deserts and hidden rivers, and the lonely cities as well. Our sadness is as much a part of our lives as is our laughter. To share our sadness with one we love is perhaps as great a joy as we can know - unless it be to share our laughter.
We searchers are ambitious only for life itself, for everything beautiful it can provide. Most of all we love and want to be loved. We want to live in a relationship that will not impede our wandering, nor prevent our search, nor lock us in prison walls; that will take us for what little we have to give. We do not want to prove ourselves to another or compete for love.

For wanderers, dreamers, and lovers, for lonely men and women who dare to ask of life everything good and beautiful. It is for those who are too gentle to live among wolves.

—  James Kavanaugh
Opposite Signs: Taurus & Scorpio

Taurus: earth + fixed. the physical. lives for the earthy pleasures.
Ruled by Venus. Self-indulgent, tranquil and stable. Loves comfort.
Dependent on material possessions. Passionate about living.

Scorpio: water + fixed. the emotional. lives for the occult pleasures.
Ruled by Pluto. Challenging, fervorous and evolving. Loves mystery.
Dependent on emotional possessions. Passionate about uncovering.

puppet-master-jihye  asked:

🏚- Does your muse like to explore dangerous places? 🤝- Does your muse forgive others easily?

Does your muse like to explore dangerous places?

Kiro: As an infiltrator he’s sorta made it his job to go into dangerous places. It’s almost like a game to him now, like how long he can go undetected without having to kill something and hide a body. There’s a certain rush that comes from the danger and the situation that he truly loves.

Nish: Also is a fan of going into dangerous places but usually under the guise of uncovering the grand mysteries or exploring old ruins. Like Kiro his job often puts him in dangerous situations, arcane anomalies aren’t always bad, but they usually are. It’s usually a ruin he’s going to, but with the Legion and what not he’s been called into a lot of active war zones within the Isles.

Korri: Sorta like Nish in the sense that she has an abundance of curiosity, especially when tapping things like arcane mysteries. Her niche specifically is runes. While she’s new to being like, able to freely pursue  her interests, it’s been a highlight of her time back. Typically she spent a lot of time in Highborne ruins like in Azsuna and Suramar. Though ancient structures aren’t the only dangerous place she likes to go- being an active combatant for the Illidari she’s had to– you get the picture.

Sori: Actually really doesn’t go too many dangerous places unless you count like hiking trails with no ropes or rock climbing or whatever. Even as far as the Legion goes, while she’ll take care of a problem she comes across, more often then not she’s in the role of a healer. Far away from the front lines.

Ahahaha I forgot to answer the second one

Does your muse forgive others easily?

Kiro: It’s hard fought but he can be forgiving under the right circumstance or if the issue is no longer of consequence to him.

Nish: Hell no.

Korri: Has some landmines as far as forgiveness, and it’s pretty hard to win with her, but it’s not impossible.

Sori: Probably forgave you before you even asked.

Thanks @puppet-master-jihye !

anonymous asked:

Can I get a HP male ship (Marauders, Golden Trio)? I am Belle, 5'2 and a Hufflepuff. I like cozy places the best, I play musical instruments and I love to drown myself in art. I love reading books about myths and other unsolved mysteries in our universe. I love the idea of love too! I am shy and an introvert but people tend to mistook it as cold and grumpy(ouch). I am actually nice! Sorry, is it too much? I got too excited!! THank you! And have a wonderful day xx

I ship you with:

Draco Malfoy

He was the biggest mystery to you, one you were determined to uncover. At first you’d not get along at all, as your introverted temperament and his prejudices would get in the way. But after a while, you’d notice him more often. He stood out in a crowd, and you couldn’t place your finger on it, but you knew there was so much more to him than simple unjustified cruelty. Your friends tried to warn you not to become too interested in him, for they knew the only result would be hurt. But after noticing Draco crack, revealing a sliver of kindness, you were determined to unlock the truths in him. You’d wear him down like a gentle tide against a rock, and eventually he would allow you to be near him. This would lead to a hidden friendship, then a plainly open friendship, and one day, he’d trust you with all his deepest secrets and fears. Then you’d trust him with yours; the biggest one being that you were in love with him. It would come as a shock to him, and he’d ignore you at first. But after considering it for a while, he’d come to realise that you were the only person who would ever understand him, the only one who cared. One day, he told you he loved you back. 

Originally posted by imagine-everything41

I would love an Assassin’s Creed title where the Modern Story took the place of an investigative journalist digging into Abstergo. Imagine running into both the Initiate and Desmond’s assumably conserved remains as they uncover the truth. Blend the mysterious qualities from AC 1 & 2 with the highly immersive strategies they’ve developed lately – tell me that’s not gold.

image from madeinmasyaf

Destiel A/B/O Fic Rec List

By the Dark of the Moon by r2metoo

M Rating, Omega!Cas, Alpha!Dean, 92,414
John Winchester has this saying: Alphas are the head of the pack, but Omegas are the brains. And that’s what Dean wants.

Into Your Hideaway
by scarlettofletters
E rating, Omega!Dean, Alpha!Cas, 176,557
Driving down a deserted road in the Rocky Mountains, Castiel finds something unexpected: An omega. Not only an omega, but a naked, injured, pregnant omega.Dean doesn’t talk much at first, but that doesn’t change the brightness of his soul.It also doesn’t stop Castiel from falling in love with him.

Alpha Omega by whistling-porcupines
E Rating, Omega!Cas, Alpha!Dean,  61,705
Dean and Castiel are in their 11th year at Truman Academy – a prestigious boarding school for werewolves set in the mountains – when series of unexplained deaths occur. As the body count rises and the incidents become more frequent, the school scrambles to uncover the truth behind the mystery before it has to close indefinitely.

Bare Your Teeth While You’re Buried Inside Me
by Saltandbyrne 
E Rating, Alpha-Sub!Cas, Omega!-Dom!Dean,  9,152
Castiel is an alpha but, much to the shock of those around him, he’s also a sub, and becomes mated to a very dominant omega— Dean. People look down on him for it, but Castiel is proud to wear his omega’s collar and loves nothing more than rolling over and bearing his neck for Dean like a good bitch.

Hysterical
by Jessi (Tumblr rivertamsin)
E Rating, Omega!Dean, Alpha!Cas, 14,350
In turn of the 20th century New York, what do you do when your omega son keeps chasing away potential mates, you have no money for a dowry, and no matter how much you admonish the boy he’s foul-mouthed and ill-tempered?You send him to Dr Castiel Novak, of course. America’s foremost expert in the treatment of Hysteria, an Alpha renowned for his level headedness and stoicism even when up close and personal with an omega in the throes of passion.How were you supposed to know Dr Novak and your son were True Mates?

Revelations by moosefeels (WIP)
M Rating, Omega!Dean, Alpha!Cas,  54,307
Dean’s fifteen, and his knot doesn’t pop.

All That’s Best of Dark and Bright
by tigerboydean
E Rating, Omega!Cas, Alpha!Dean,  21,990
Dean Winchester is an alpha cop. He’s got a soft spot for omegas with kids and a short fuse when it comes to people hurting them. When he signs in for his shift, his first call is to a break-in in a well to do suburban neighborhood. He meets Castiel Novak and his young son, Alfie. Someone has broken in to Castiel’s house and scent marked.Castiel is unwilling to offer much information about himself or his life. Dean’s happy not to push, but his partner Benny thinks that Castiel might know more about who broke into his house than he’s willing to admit.As Dean tries to get Castiel to open up to him, he finds himself drawn to the omega. But Castiel has to be mated, right? He already has a kid.Or at least, that’s what Dean believes.

Gravity vs Velocity by paperannxo​ (WIP)
E Rating, Bottom!Alpha Dean, Top!Omega Castiel, 56,278
Newton’s law of universal gravitation states that any two bodies in the universe attract each other with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between the two bodies.Dean swears he feels an honest-to-goodness gravity (not any scent-true-mates-bullshit) pulling him to a mysterious omega and makes the worst mistake of his career… he only has one thing to say…Fuck science.

Dire by Leoarcana
E Rating, Alpha!Dean, Human!Castiel, 68,480
Castiel moved out to the wide open and sparsely populated plains of Montana for a more private life. He’s not much of a people person, his only company has been his brother, Gabriel and his dog, Anna. But no one ever told him wolves inhabited this part of Montana. Well, that’s because they don’t. And as he finds out later, they aren’t wolves either. 

For Science! by  pm_lo
E rating, Alpha!Dean, Omega!Castiel, 21,652
Selected transcripts and supporting materials from Dr. Castiel Williams and Dean Winchester’s seminal study on physiological and psychological sexual response by gender designation. 

So I started watching xfiles and decided on a jaytim au where Jason’s the believer (Mulder) and Tim’s the skeptic (Scully) who, together, solve spooky mysteries and uncover government conspiracies and eventually fall in love. This was actually just an excuse to draw them in 90s fashion.

anonymous asked:

Totally with you on having enough of Quinn's backstory. This isn't a question--just commiserating. Honestly, why keep inserting weird, random, shock tidbits? I love Quinn, but I could care less about his backstory. I care about him in the now, and I like him to be mysterious. We're not slowly uncovering every layer of Carrie's weird upbringing (minus that random Missouri trip) or her college days. There is a major conspiracy afoot! Quarrie need to have sex! Priorities!

“There is a major conspiracy afoot! Quarrie need to have sex! Priorities!”

Amen! 🙌

Announcing Angels with Scaly Wings – The Dragon Dating, Mystery & Drama Visual Novel


Angels with Scaly Wings is a unique visual novel currently in development for Windows, Mac OS and Linux set in a world populated by dragons. 

Synopsis
A mysterious portal is discovered and you, the player, are selected as one of the few humans to travel to the world of dragons. While you serve as an ambassador, you learn more about the strangely familiar place, and discover that your human colleague knows more than he’s letting on…
It will be up to you and the friends you make to uncover the conspiracy that threatens the newly discovered world… and in the process, you may even find love.

Features
• Novel sized script
• A unique story, with elements of mystery, drama and comedy.
• A variety of different paths, leading to at least 11 different endings, depending on your choices.
• At least 4 potential love interests (2 male, 2 female), each with their own path, story and endings.
• Shorter, one-off romances with secondary characters.

Planned release date
Q4 2016

Platforms
Windows, Mac, Linux

Social Media
http://twitter.com/ScalyWings
http://AngelsWithScalyWings.tumblr.com/
http://facebook.com/AngelsWithScalyWings

Coming soon to Indiegogo!

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Heroes of Alchemy
A Fullmetal Alchemist AU where Nico and Leo are childhood friends, Nico comes to love Hazel as a friend and a comrade, and together they explore corners of Alchemy that have never been visited before.
By Organization for Transformative Works

Nico di Angelo is a young man applying to become a State Alchemist. The further the military looks into this potential candidacy, the more mysterious he seems; the closer he gets to the higher-ups, the more suspicious Nico grows of the military.

The day he’s accepted into the military, he’s almost murdered. It isn’t the first time Nico’s needed to bounce back on his feet, and it won’t be the last. Luckily, he has his friends there to help him.
As time goes on, the more everything stinks of foul play, and it’s up to Nico to uncover the truth.

A Fullmetal Alchemist AU where Nico and Leo are childhood friends, Nico comes to love Hazel as a friend and a comrade, and together they explore corners of Alchemy that have never been visited before.

HEY GUYS REMEMBER FMA AU????

GUESS WHAT THIS IS  :D :D :D

It’s got a Monday/Friday update schedule. 

And to be upfront: IT’S INCOMPLETE and always will be. We’re gonna supplement it with really detailed SUMMARIES tho because we’re JUST THAT GOOD. And we’ve written a lot of really good things that we’re hoping you’ll enjoy.

Have fun! You’re in for a wild ride.