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LL#3 Baby Theory??

After LL#3, I’ve had a bit of a far fetched theory brewing up in the back of my head?? It’s my first time sharing a theory publicly so I’m pretty nervous.

Anyways here are my thoughts on why I think that, somewhere along the way, the crew will successfully bring about the creation of the first protoform in millions of years:

Two of the three plot lines presented in Issue 3 dwelled on the topic of “new cybertronian life”, both with nine-of-twelve going into detail about the senate’s (and then the council’s) “unnatural” method of making new cybertronians, and more interestingly enough: 

The reveal of Anode as a ‘blacksmith’ and what the snowflake-shaped item is

Two main components are needed to make a protoform: a spark and the sentio metallico. So far we have the latter of the two components.. but I believe, and this is just speculation, that we might already have the other half - a new spark.

And where would that new spark be??
Well, what if (and this where the far-fetched part of this theory comes in) what Rung coughed up earlier in issue 1.. was actually a tiny, ‘newly born’ spark? 

At a closer look, whatever Rung coughed up seems to emit a very similar glow to that of his spark in the previous panel:

and maybe having the ‘brightest spark’ means you have enough left over to maybe even.. make a whole desperate, new spark?? I don’t know, honestly.
[EDIT: Another thought?? Maybe the deep, agonizing, and unfiltered grief Rung is feeling over the loss of someone close to him.. incited the new spark, new life, to be made in its stead.. ?]

But if this holds any ground, and that is a fresh new baby spark Rung just coughed up, then the possibility for a “naturally born” cybertronian runs very high, specially with the presence of the sentio metallico Anode has kept on her for the last five hundred years, nine moths, fourteen days, and six or so hours.

and the fact that her job used to be exactly that: helping new sparks find their shape through their sentio metallico. 

Also with the thought of a tiny baby bot joining the crew/

But yeah that’s all I got. I’m not really all that good at this as the lot of you, but if you have anything else to add I’d be more than glad to hear of it <3

I Am Allura
Sunny
I Am Allura

[06/12/2016, 15:27:40] mushy embarrassment patrol™: ….. i AM ALLURA
[06/12/2016, 15:27:42] mushy embarrassment patrol™: oh shit
[06/12/2016, 15:27:45] mushy embarrassment patrol™: moana paraody
[06/12/2016, 15:27:49] mushy embarrassment patrol™: I AM ALLURA
[06/12/2016, 15:28:09] Mari®: omG

/ as soon as i saw moana this moment™ just GAH destroyed me. and i really wanted to do a voltron parody for it. i’ve been planning to do this for a while between King Alfor and Allura in episode 9 in their own moment™ - but I only got round to getting to it now!

the backing is all orchestrated/arranged by yours truly. there wasn’t one online so i figured i’d just make it myself and it’s fun exercise to do it all from scratch. mostly this was following the main components from the original recording. but i have added some of my own touches to the score as you will see ;) ……. happy holidays everyone!! 

And when that voice starts to whisper
Allura, you’ve come so far
Allura, listen
Do you know who you are?

full lyrics below:


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400 sq ft 3D printed house in under 24 hours at a cost of $10,000.00 +/-.

Mobile Printer:

The Apis process is unique in that it eliminates the need to transfer the printed blocks to the construction site.

“Printing of self-bearing walls, partitions and building envelope were done in less than a day: pure machine time of printing amounted to 24 hours,” the company said.

The main components of the house, including the walls, partitions and building envelope are printed solely with a concrete mixture. Once the house has been completed, the printer is removed with a crane-manipulator and the roof is then added, followed by the interior fixtures and furnishings, as is a layer of paint to the exterior of the house.

The total construction cost of the house: $10,134.

The initial house consists of a hallway, bathroom, living room and kitchen and is located in one of Apis Cor’s facilities in Russia. The company has claimed that the house can last up to 175 years.

Attack On Titan Chapter 91 Thoughts

Hmm, this new series seems pretty interesting.

I mean, World War II inspired settings aren’t original, but World War I is a little rarer, at least… and this Titan thing? We Evangelion now?

Wait.. you’re telling me it’s not a new series?

—–

The truth is, I find this being a sort of “start of a new series” execution of this chapter super interesting because the last chapter felt like the end of a series. I haven’t quite seen something like this done this way before and there is a thematic point to it.

It’s the start of a new, but familiar struggle.

As we basically open up with once again, an Eldian boy looking for freedom.

The enemy is different, but still all the same this time around.

This is a very thematically important chapter because our new children are completely oblivious to the real enemy. They are completely complacent to a regime not very different from the one the walled people were trapped in - and our protagonist Eren was completely unaware of, too.

I think this series would’ve been absolutely mind-blowing to me if I were still a teen and it’s incredibly valuable that it’s so popular and aimed for that audience.

Because I know it would really help me to see the world from a very different perspective. It’s interesting how the anime director Tetsurou Araki said the very same thing in his recent small interview about season 2.

The whole purpose of this chapter is to show how a corrupt leadership controls it’s people. Because we have the context of the previous 90 chapters, what is actually happening here is clear to us, as readers and I think as a teen who didn’t think about or notice these things at all, this would’ve been a incredibly eye-opening chapter.

The main component of it all is ignorance and complacency stemming from it. This chapter finally tells us what “don’t be complacent” truly means in the context of the series. 

It means the ability to look at the society we live in critically. Which is incredibly ironic considering some of Isayama’s words a few years ago. Just goes to show that this kind of “complacency” affects us all and we’re not aware of it until a strong wake-up call.

I’m not from the US, but the patterns of the Trump presidency aim for the same kind of complacency: it aims to shut down any questioning of the decisions the government is making and Gabi has no such ability because she just doesn’t *know* and has been conditioned to not *know*.

The only thing the Eldians on the mainland need is a group of “aware” people, like the Survey Corps were for the people inside the walls - this story tells us to be “aware” and truly look at society.

So hey, the walls probably really do represent society. So, we probably either need to destroy the walls and rebuild them or keep them standing and simply change their shape somehow (so that there are no more Titans in there). Depends on the author’s perspective. 

This is such a valuable story to tell and I don’t think there are many out there.

Gabi and the other children’s wake-up call isn’t going to be pretty, but it might just be the start of the end, as this chapter is - and the biggest thing is that there would be a wake-up call at all. How do you learn the truth and become aware of the flaws of a society if everything is done for those flaws not to come to light?

I just find this chapter so fascinating. This explains basically everything about the Titan Trio and the situation of the Eldians on the mainland even if we only see one shot of Reiner.

It’s the unsettling air of how cheerfully Gabi accepts and talks about all of these things that have caused so much pain to all the cast we’ve seen so far and then there is this unsettling image:

Her eyes tell a lot.

I like Gabi’s character a lot because she clearly is a very strong-willed person, but like all the other children, she is still just a easily-influenced child.

Oh and the chapter answers the question of who the remaining shifters are - therefore Ymir has a much bigger chance of survival and the Coordinate and the memory erasure ability are confirmed to be the same, along with the Reiss family being the Fritz family.  

Reiner and Zeke are on a time limit, but we see Reiner and we’re told both are having successors chosen, so good - those spoilers weren’t true.

Oh and there is a 3-year timeskip, which I’m okay with. The mourning is postponed because the battle isn’t over yet - I’m much more positive we get something by the end of the story instead. You mourn after the battle is over.  

I really, really liked this chapter. Like, really, really, really liked this chapter and I only expected to like it a little.

Lights Out, Let’s Talk

Bucky Barnes/ Reader

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Summary: The electricity would go down right in the middle of your time sensitive research paper. At least your neighbor is great company.

Prompt: “Bucky X reader where reader has a low key crush on Bucky but reader and Bucky haven’t known each other for a long time.They don’t speak one on one as much as she would like so she thinks it’s too soon to make a move but she’s way too shy to make a move yet she’s constantly dreaming about cuddling into his side or holding his hand”

Tagging: @kwaiky

Requested by: Anonymous

Author’s note: shout out to dreammoods for being there for me! this is my second rewrite of this fic bc my previous idea was ://. this is like :/ with the addition of fluff. idk im always critical of my stuff lmao srry yall. This is my first Bucky Barnes fic?? WOW Y’ALL I LUV BUCKY W/ ALL MY HEART YET I NEVER …PUBLISHED A FIC ABOUT HIM?


It seemed like a typical romance movie or book where you find yourself having a crush on your neighbor. You dream about a life that could be but are far too shy to even suggest a hint of romance. You call yourself a hopeless romantic and, boy, are you!

Sometimes you take a peep through the peephole when you hear a noise from outside your door to see your neighbor, Bucky, walk into his apartment. You know it’s stupid, your friends tell you all the time, but you can’t bring yourself to go beyond what you’ve already said to him. Your friends are practically waiting for your wedding registry to go live on Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

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Just so you know, LGBT+ = all non cis/het people.

Ace, aro, non binary, bi & every other non LG identity is not cis/het.

Cis/het = you are attracted to people of the opposite gender only and identify with the gender you were given at birth.

Ace = not attracted to anyone (but there are many variations of this but this is the general idea) therefore, ace = non cis/het because ace people are not attracted to the opposite gender which is a main component of being cis/het.

And the other thing…

It’s LGBT+++++++++++

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⊕⊕⊕⊕⊕⊕⊕

✙✙✙✙✙✙✙✙

Meaning that L, G, B & T are not the only LGBT+™ identities.

LGBT PLUS

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So pleeeeeaaaaase. Can we stop with oppression Olympics. Each LGBT+ person goes through different discrimination. In fact every person within a marginalized group faces discrimination differently. Even lesbian and gay people face completely different discrimination because ones a mlm and ones a wlw.

Stop fighting over who has it worse and just include the people who need it. I mean where are BT+ people supposed to go when both the LG community and the cis/het community reject them?

We had a family event today, the main component of which was glitter. Now, ‘family event’ generally means you bring your child and you learn together how to do a thing. 

Children have no self-control. So after the two hours were up, all the people left, and I was set to clean up the ridiculous amounts of glitter left. I would need to wipe down everything, sweep, then mop. It would maybe take an hour, but the event ended at 3 and I was scheduled to 6:30. 

At 3:30, a man pops his head in. 

“I’m here for the birthday party.”

Shit. Shit shit shit shit shit. 

Apparently there was a birthday party scheduled for this room at 4 and everyone agreed that I would be doing it but no one thought to tell me. Every conceivable surface is covered with glitter. I am not ready. The room is not ready. 

I ended up completely just covering everything with kraft paper because we’re supposed to do that anyway, but the paper is seriously just sitting on top of the glitter and kind of shifting around.

The kids get in there and they’re like ‘why is there glitter everywhere’ and I’m just like… don’t tell them. Don’t tell them because if you start it will turn into a goddamn rant. Just pass out all the canvases and try not to cry. 

I get into the actual instruction part and I am on a fucking roll getting these kids occupied. The kids are loud, they are not cooperative, but somehow we make it work for the 14 attendees which is SIX MORE THAN CAN FIT IN THE ROOM BUT OKAY. I missed my chance for a break about two hours ago and by the time this party gets out it will be too late for me to take a break at all. BUT OKAY. Anything for this sardine can of a classroom I guess. 

One of the mothers tells me that I have the patience of a saint. 

No. 

This is not patience. This is not saintly. 

I have embraced the chaos.

I am a deeply broken person. 

Here’s some pom poms and tacky glue. 

Go hog-wild. 

So I was just thinking, what if Dani isn’t like, really a true halfa??

Like, okay, so there was a long period of time where she was just unstable, yea? Like, in ghost form she’d melt into ectoplasm, and I dont think she melted in human form during the show, but I imagine she’d melt into ectoplasm then too.

Like, ectoplasm is her main component, its what put her together in the first place, so what im getting at is what if shes entirely made of it? And being able to turn human is like a disguise for her to blend in with other humans. Like she could get a cut in her human form but she’d bleed ectoplasm and not blood.

Idk its just a thought i came up with that she didnt really live or die like Danny and Vlad did and she was incredibly unstable and on the verge of just not exists after she was created.

The Microscopic Creature That Lives in a Glass House

Ever wonder what it’s like to live in a glass house? Striatella unipunctata, a tropical diatom often found on coral reefs, spends its entire life like this. Because their cell walls are made of silica, the main component of glass, diatoms are often called “algae that live in glass houses.” Though since the silica also contains water, “algae that live in opal houses” might be closer to the truth! (Photo: SERC Phytoplankton Lab) 

Can we just appreciate the fact that Captain Raymond Holt keeps his lunch in a locked safe in a lockable cupboard in his own office? I mean I’m sure there must be a completely reasonable explanation, such as one of Hitchcock and Scully’s sandwich stealing sprees, or the inevitable and unfortunate yogurt incident in the kitchen (courtesy of Terry) which resulted in Holt’s as tasteless as possible lunch being covered in some super fruity, super tasty yogurt (and damned if he was going to eat that). 

Or maybe the line was finally crossed at Charles’ realisation and subsequent disbelief that Holt’s sandwich was literally just bread (with an extremely thin layer of PB&J, a meaningless fact to Charles Boyle, Food Lover). A few “But Captain, where is the flavour? and “That is missing all the main components of a decent sandwich”’s later may have lead to some rather bizarre food combinations mysteriously appearing in place of Holt’s regular sandwich. And, understandably, after a week of his sandwich fillings being replaced with various ‘Boyle concoctions’ including a tongue, a weird mixture of raw meats with cheese, and some offensively strong smelling fish, Holt decided to introduce his lunch to his safe. A total success.

(Well, until Charles found out the code for the safe on Halloween)

Ten Magickal Metals and Their Uses in Witchcraft

Hey everyone, it’s been a while. I’m in a better place now, and though my mini-sabbatical was necessary, I hated not updating you all! I can’t wait any longer, so I’m back! 

Most people know that certain crystals or stones have associations in Witchcraft, but people seem to forget that this is a relatively new area of Craft. Prior to that, for thousands and thousands of years, Witches and smiths used metals to work their magick and skill, and this shouldn’t be forgotten today! 

Alloys have different associations to pure metals, so I’ll do them separately.


Pure Metals:

  • Iron - Probably the most common metal in Witchcraft, it’s associated with repelling of spirits, demons, Fae, and magick generally. It’s a dousing metal, one that channels magick exceptionally well, and as such will “pull” magick out of the user. Enchantments don’t stick to iron objects, and any spells placed on them will fade almost immediately or simply not stick in the first place. 

  • Copper - An ancient and useful technology, copper is said to be the second metal ever worked by human hands, and the first to be made into tools. It’s primary associations are with craft and manufacture, especially workings done with one’s own hands or skill. Amulets made from copper are said to enhance skill at creative or inventive endeavours, and altar tools made from copper will work very well for constructive magick or rituals. It’s also strongly associated with harmony and balancing, making it an excellent metal to include in altars focused around balance.

  • Steel - Whilst technically an alloy, it’s an alloy of iron and a non-metal (carbon) so I’m going to put it in this section. Steel is strongly associated with weapons and armour, and for this reason it works well for defensive magick, destructive magick, and for athames. It retains iron’s strong resistance to magickal enchantment, which for an athame is a good thing - you don’t want the magick “sticking” to your tools, so something like iron or steel is kind of like using a non-stick pan to cook your eggs.

  • Tin - The working of iron is called “blacksmithing”, and conversely the working of tin is called “whitesmithing”, because whilst iron oxidises black under heat, tin remains quite pale. In the ancient world, this metal was highly sought-after, as it is the crucial ingredient in the manufacture of bronze, an alloy of tin, copper, and occasionally some other metals. As a result, it was highly priced and much haggled-over, and so it’s primary associations are with money, trading, prosperity and success. It’s also very strongly associated with British Witchcraft, because Britain had so much tin that the Romans and Greeks called Britain “the Tin Isles”. 

  • Gold - The first metal worked by humans, the purity, rarity and unparalleled lustre of gold have made it one of the most sought-after metals of all time. Regarded as one of the “noble metals” by alchemists, and one of the precious metals by almost everyone else, gold is of course strongly associated with money, fortune and trading. However, it’s also associated with intelligence, because of the alchemical pursuits followed to try to transmute things into it; and with purity, because it is biologically so inert that Victorian doctors used to coat pills for rich people in 24k gold leaf to mask the taste without harming the patients. It’s an excellent channelling substance, though I doubt anyone will have enough of it for a whole wand! Perhaps just a tip, then!

  • Silver - Although less prized than gold, this highly lustrous and workable material is also regarded as a precious metal. Due to its unique atomic structure, silver is the most conductive element in the universe - this makes it an unparalleled channelling metal, and it’s much lower cost than gold makes this a theoretically possible metal to make wands for energy-workers and for ceremonial wands for covens. It’s also a very pure metal, and is strongly associated with healing, growth, and cleansing of disease and impurity from the body. Amulets suspended on a silver chain will be imbued with healing energies, strengthening any enchantments upon them, and assisting in the boosting of the wearer’s natural immune system. 

  • Lead - Contrary to popular belief, lead is not toxic to hold in your hands any more than nickel, antimony, or other metals that are often toxic by ingestion. Whilst it’s not advised to wear it as an amulet (because prolonged rubbing against the acidic oils in the skin will cause them to react with the metal over time and be absorbed into your body), holding a charm in your hands or wearing one for only a day or so is not dangerous to your health. This metal is associated strongly with travel, adventure, and safe voyages across both space and emotion. It’s also a metal associated with intelligence and academia, and with magick of all kinds. Pendulums made using lead weights or pendants will be unparalleled for divination. In fact, my own original divinatory pendant is made using a lead fishing weight and an old key, and whilst I now have a fancy new one made with rose quartz and pure silver, my old lead pendulum is still my absolute favourite! 


Alloys:

  • Bronze - An alloy made from the combining of approximately 85% copper and 15% tin. This alloy has many superior qualities compared to both individual metals, and this has made it a first choice metal for a great many people from artists to cooks to metallurgists throughout the ages. Stronger than both tin and copper, and with a higher melting temperature and toughness rating than either, this metal is associated strongly with grand endeavours, imaginative or ambitious projects, and with collaborative enterprises. Bronze would be an excellent component of any spell intended to enhance your performance at your job, in seeking employment, or in advancing your own social or career goals. 

  • Pewter - This alloy has become rarer in these more modern times, but in the Medieval and Renaissance periods pewter was one of the most commonly used metals available. It’s main component is tin, and whilst most pewter is about 92% tin you can get pewter with as little as 80% tin and as much as 99%! The remaining ~8% is usually copper, antimony, and in old alloys lead is often a component (lead is almost always absent in modern pewter for safety reasons). This alloy is the metal that’s most strongly connected to kitchen witchery, followed by cast iron and copper, because it has been used for over a thousand years to make everything from cutlery to plates to flagons. It’s also associated with “common” magick, the magick of everyday people (as opposed to what were traditionally called the “higher” magicks like alchemy and energy-working). So long as your pewter is free of lead, it’s safe to keep it near your skin, or to eat or drink from it. Potions are more powerful when brewed in cauldrons made of pewter, and your kitchen spells will work more effectively when you use pewter in the working somewhere.

  • Electrum - One of my favourite metals of all time, electrum is a naturally-occurring alloy of gold and silver, often with trace quantities of copper, platinum and palladium in the alloy too. Natural electrum comes in two common varieties; 10-30% silver, which is found mostly in the regions of Western Anatolia; and 50%-60% silver, which is found in the regions around Ancient Lydia (a large empire stretching across much of Asia Minor). However, most modern electrum is alloyed artificially, allowing finer control over the quality of the alloy and making it easier to work with artistically. Electrum is very much a metal associated with commerce - many regions such as the Lydian empire used electrum as a basis for their coins, as opposed to pure gold or pure silver, and it has always been a highly valued commodity. It’s also a very strongly artistic metal, as electrum has been used to make everything from the capstone of the Great Pyramid of Giza (sadly, this has long since been stolen by looters over the centuries), to wedding bands for pagan marriages. Electrum is a metal of love and emotion, and in its alloying of two precious and beautiful metals to make a product greater than the sum of its parts, it represents the joining of two lives together into a single whole to produce a love that will last across all time. Personally, I’d like my wedding band to be made of electrum!

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Metals are a much overlooked, but incredibly useful addition to any Witch’s arsenal of magick tools, and I hope most sincerely that this has been useful for all of you wonderful Witches out there looking to expand your collection of Witchery supplies beyond common items like crystals and tarot cards. Remember that Witchcraft isn’t about doing what everyone else does, but rather it’s about doing what only you’ve ever done! As always everyone, Witchcraft is not a thing you do, it’s a thing you ARE - Witchcraft is in the mind, and so be sure to practice your Craft exactly how YOU know it should be practiced.

Blessed be~!
– Juniper WildWalk

sailor-waluigi  asked:

What type of gem would be good for plant related powers?

Hey there! I would probably say anything that has a plant name (e.g. Moss Agate), a large historical connection to plants, or a gemstone that plants are a main component in. Here’s a list of some!

-Petrified Wood

-Amber

-Amberoid

-Baltic Amber

-Blue Amber

-Bony Amber

-Dominican Amber

-Pressed Amber

-Petrified Palm

-Mary Ellen Jasper

-Moss Agate

-Moss Opal

-Moss Jasper

-Cornflower Blue Sapphire

-Rose Beryl

-Rose Gold

-Rose Kunzite

-Rose Quartz

-Strawberry Quartz

-Tangerine Garnet

-Watermelon Tourmaline


I hope this helped!

-Mod Charoite

“California” Tofu “Taco Bowls.” I’m not sure you can call it taco at this point, but here’s a vegan dish that takes inspiration from the fresh and bright flavors of the West Coast. There are four main components–

Green Quinoa: You can do this with any grain you like. I planned to do this with brown rice but I was out of rice. It’s super simple. Cook 2 cups of quinoa in water or vegetable stock. Now, I like to play a game called, “what can I put the spinach in?” Once cooked, add a blended mixture of spinach, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and garlic. See, green! 

“California” Cabbage Coleslaw: I posted a full recipe earlier but the components are green cabbage, radishes, yellow bell pepper, poblano peppers, cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, salt, molasses, grapeseed oil, black pepper, and cayenne. 

Pan-Seared Tofu: Press and drain your tofu, marinate it overnight in wine vinegar, minced garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, ground coriander, and oregano. Cook it on a very high heat for about 3-5 minutes to get a crust before flipping and cooking through. 

Avocado Crema: This came out seriously fluffy and whipped. I was surprised at how amazing this was. I mean, it wasn’t gonna suck. But, WHAT? In a blender, take the meat of a large avocado, a container of coconut milk yogurt, a jalapeno, a few tablespoons of cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Blend until smooth.

CAN ANYONE SEE I HAVE AN OBSESSION WITH LIME?

If anyone would like a full recipe for any of the items featured on my Tumblr, just ask and your wish will be granted!

The Boveda: Creating a Portal between Worlds

Every one has the power and ability to make direct contact with those of their lineage crossed into the spirit realm. Communication with ones ancestral spirits in key in truly knowing and understanding who we are and navigating through this lifetime. Most importantly this is your birthright and has been the way of life for indigenous people. There are many ways in which one can connect with their ancestors. For me, the main component is in the construction of a boveda or ancestral alter. Boveda is a Spanish term that literally translates to vault or tomb.
The boveda is a sacred space created for reverence and offerings to ones ancestors and spirit guides that in turn can provide clarity, protection, progress and the strengthening of ones spiritual frame/ aura. It is a portal, the bridge between heaven and earth, the land of the living and dead. It is used as a focal point for prayer, meditation as well as divination.
Like with all things, there are many ways to erect a boveda. I was initially taught by an elder Espiritista from Puerto Rico and have had a few other teachers along the way. Through the guidance of my spirits and a conjuration of all their teachings, I have developed my own style of boveda working. Here I will give you the basics and upon the solidification of a connection, a little ritual and devotion; you too will be guided on how your spirits would like you to work with it.

Traditionally, the shrine is on a small table covered with a white cloth, fresh flowers, incense, white candles and either one big goblet or 3, 7, or 9. I like to work with nine but it’s all up to what your spirit is drawn to. Nine is the number of the dead. It is the highest on the number line, thus representing completion, death and rebirth all together. Each of the nine glasses is to be filled with fresh cool water and changed once a week or whenever the glasses get cloudy. The water is there to provide clarity, purification, and life to the spirits so it must be kept clean. The main glass is to be dedicated to the Creator, the Most high and the other eight can be dedicated to ancestors or groups of spirits. Most commonly, the glasses are placed in the formation of the large glass in the middle and the other in a circle around it. But working the boveda is a system so there are many different formations.
A great part of solidifying a bond with your ancestors is through ritual. I suggest committing to a particular day to service your boveda. I like Sunday or Monday but it can be any day of the week, it’s truly up to you. For the elevation and clarity of our spirits, cleanliness is paramount. Be sure you are clean and always make sure your space is clean and free of clutter and debris. Cover the table with white cloth; smudge the area with cigar smoke, sage, or palo santo .Add fresh Water to your glasses and arrange them, provide fresh flowers, prepare and light white candles and light incense. Place offerings of coffee to wake your spirits up, candies, pastries, cigarettes, alcohol or any foods your ancestors may like. Take the time to call on their names. If you do not know them, generally state that you are calling on your ancestors of elevated and moral character whose names you do not know. In time, they will revel themselves. Offer them prayer. Talk to them like you talk to your best friend. Take the time to commune and meditate with them. Listen for their guidance and instructions. Use your divination tools. Write in your journal.
Keep the boveda clean, white, and with light at all times. As soon as the water turns cloudy, the spirits loose clarity. Fresh water is essential. Dispose of old water outside or use it for magical purposes (unless it cloudy). Replace dying flowers immediately and do not allow food offerings to spoil or attract bugs. Greet the shrine DAILY when your wake up and service it weekly.
The steps are simple and with consistency and devotion this portal will honor those whose strong shoulders your stand upon, open your roads to manifestation of your desires, develop and increase your intuition, provide protection and strength through spiritual, physical and emotional warfare and so much more!

Balance, light + perfect love

Madame Omi Kongo

Sex with BTS

A/N: I didn’t have to be as big of a hoe as i was with these gifs but i did it anyways lmao


Jin

imagining his usual nature, I don’t think Jin would be too rough with you, nor too soft, I’d think he’d usually be somewhere in the middle but be very flexible with his range in which he could pleasure you. One day he could be peppering you with small kisses and licking down your neck and thrusting into you smoothly and deep, but then the next he’s biting your skin and squeezing your thighs open while he fucks up into you with amazing power and stamina and you can’t walk the next day, but then he can just hold you and fuck you just right. Usually means to be more rough when you provoke him, more soft when he’s seen you’ve had a bad day, I also see him as the type to enjoy fingering you quickly while he kisses you desperately, a little wet and sloppily but it still causes your stomach to flip, favorite position with you is probably one where he can flip you on your side and touch you from the front while also kissing your neck, to give you insane amounts of pleasure.

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Namjoon

good luck getting him off of you, Namjoon is very kinky and possessive when it comes to you. Usually likes to work you up and make sure you’re dripping wet for him before he even tries touching you, lots of dirty talk because he wants to make his baby feel good. Biting is common, so is long periods where he’s just assaulting your neck with his tongue but you don’t care because his hot Breath is hitting you and making you so wet for him, Namjoon would notice this and mildly tease you for it before your pleas begging him to fuck you finally got to him, and he would go in, his hips snapping up while he begs you to moan out his name because your voice is like heaven to him, doesn’t let up until you’re overstimulated and have came like 3 times, cleans you up like a prince/ss later on. Favorite move with you is probably doggy style so he could hold onto your shoulders or ass and just fuck up into you and make you scream with the angle was getting.

Originally posted by monchims


Yoongi

would very much enjoy having you on top of him, from the beginning to the end, so he could control the rate he bucks into you but you could also assist him with some of the fucking, plus your ass is just a great view for him. Loves to bite and lick and suck on your neck while you grind your chest on him because that feelings like heaven to him, dirty talking gets you going so he does it a lot. Honestly probably the type to want you to either watch him when he fucks you (like his dick going in and out) or want you to stare into his eyes while he fucks you, would usually want to get you so flustered for as long as he can so when you finally came the whole dorm and neighborhood would hear it and know he was the one who was making you feel that amazing.

Originally posted by taestylips


Hoseok:  

the sex is the one of the best parts of your relationship because it combines your love, his silliness, and the sensuality of it all into one and it always manages to push you over the edge. Hoseok would want to make out for a bit before he even touches you, and so when he does you basically explode. Eats you out for a while before he fucks you, literally does not touch himself at all until he can fuck you because he wants that feeling of you and that feeling only. Quite talkative himself in bed, guides you through things, asking you if you like what he’s doing, if he’s fucking you good enough, wants you to watch him too, gets so turned on by your whimpers and moans that he usually feels himself coming whenever you let one out, loves fucking you missionary just so he can see you bounce and writhe and just be beneath him.

Originally posted by huang-zitao


Jimin

I think the whole sex thing with Jimin would be wild, like if anyone where to ask you what your sex life was like you’d go blank and almost start drooling because…what was it like? Honestly only 3 main components, insane pleasure, insane stamina on Jimin’s part, and you being a trooper because he literally uses you up until you just can’t anymore. Jimin would never admit it, but he loves seeing you pushed towards the point of exhaustion while he fucks you senselessly, biting and kissing and nipping everywhere you couldn’t control all the bruises and marks that sprung up the next day, and he can’t get enough of your moans so much that he swallows them with his mouth, his own cries being very vocal and the dirtiest shit you’ve ever heard, preferring to fuck you every which way, but when he comes down with you though it’s all very sweet, your mouth turning up in a smile as he made sure you were okay, always

Originally posted by monchims


Taehyung

magical, star seeing sex between you both, and you wouldn’t have it any other way. Tae the type to start off by pleasuring you with his tongue everywhere, seeing and mentally marking how sensitive you were in his mind, literally so fascinated at what a flick of his finger and swipe of his tongue could elicit from you, opening his mouth and humming against your skin as he eventually can’t keep himself from getting in you, doesn’t start off rough, is really sweet, and even if it does get more intense, it’s not describable, because he makes you feel insanely hot and excited that you feel your eyes burning with tears but nothing hurts its just that he feels so good and you can’t control it. Tae is mesmerized with your body and just pleasures you to your limits because he wants to see what he can do to you, probably prefers a position where he can look down at you, exposing everything for his hungry eyes

Originally posted by taehyungifs


Jungkook

aw, small baby, don’t expect him to fuck you roughly but then don’t underestimate him. Jungkook is the type to be very skeptical of himself, but that only would make him more eager to prove himself and give you the pleasure he knows you deserve. When you first start, jungkook is a writhing mess himself, the sweat between you two literally coating your bodies and you can’t feel your toes because the nerves had gone dead down there, but eventually when he finds his rhythm, you’re gone, seeing white and struggling to breathe, assuring jungkook that you’re fine and urging him to continue going, his whimpers only pushing you even further because it’s new to him and you’d feel so good around him he couldn’t stop his hips and would be so thankful that you didn’t want him to either, comes quickly but is good enough to get you to come too, your eyes heavy as he kissed you deeply, wrapped up in his arms

Originally posted by the-rap-man

anonymous asked:

Hi there! My story has sorcerers in it who can use magical energy to heat up things, and they are called fire mages because that's the most visible result of heating stuff up to normal folk. But I realised they would rarely create flames since they'd need to combust something, and air can't combust like that. Is there any way I can work around that issue and still have them create visible fire around them without having to set their own clothes on fire?

As per the oft-quoted fire triangle, a fire requires oxygen, heat, and fuel. Assuming the air in your world is anything like the stuff we’re used to, the atmosphere will be about 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen, so that takes care of the oxygen. Your sorcerers have somehow tricked the laws of physics into letting them heat things up at will, so that gets heat out of the way too. There might be a few ways to provide the necessary fuel, and these range from “downright practical” to “fraught with danger” to “inescapable doom.” Let’s consider each in turn, and then you can pick what you like best for your story.

Before we begin, there are a few world-building things we’ll need to take into consideration, specifically regarding the mechanics of how sorcery works in your story. I’m going to assume that sorcerers are not immune to fire/heat, and engage in otherwise normal behaviors like breathing oxygen in order to survive. If this is correct, then you’ll need to keep in mind that creating a large amount of fire around them could consume all available oxygen and cause them to suffocate. If the sorcerers can happily dance a jig in a bonfire without a care, then asbestos/fiberglass/nomex clothing + oil = scary flaming fire mage.

Some other questions you will need to answer for yourself might include:

  1. Is there a limit to how much energy a sorcerer can put into an object, or how quickly?  If they can only heat things to 100 °C at a rate of 1 °C per minute, then nothing I suggest here is going to work.  If they can heat things instantly to millions of degrees, then we have some more options.

  2. Does the sorcerer need to touch the object being heated, or maintain line-of-sight, or simply know that the object exists? Super-heating an object while still holding it could be problematic, but you’ll need to figure out how they are transferring energy if you opt for non-contact heating.  “Magic!” is certainly an answer, albeit not a very detailed one.

Now, onward to the burning!

For the downright practical route we can look to stage magic and theatrical flame effects, as there are many illusions that require a performer to produce fire out of nowhere. While propane is usually used for impressive plumes of flame, the storage and delivery systems are generally large, heavy, and not very portable. When a magician only needs a small amount of fire, the fuel of choice is nitrocellulose.

Originally posted by gifsaucarre

Cellulose is a sugar polymer (polysaccharide) made by chaining together glucose molecules, and it is the primary component of cell walls in green plants. As it is the main component of things like wood pulp and cotton, it is used to make things like paper and cloth, and with a little bit of chemistry it can be turned into something that burns with great enthusiasm. Any source of cellulose (tissue paper, cotton, string, etc.) can be nitrated by exposing it to concentrated nitric acid, converting it from (C6H10O5)n to (C6H7(NO2)3O5)n. The process itself is extremely dangerous and should not be attempted in an uncontrolled setting, and the resulting nitrocellulose, while moderately stable, is also known as gun cotton for a reason. It is used in stage magic because it is easy to ignite with a small flint-wheel mounted on a ring, it burns very quickly with a highly visible flame, and it produces a relatively small amount of heat, allowing performers to ignite it in their hands without suffering from thermal burns. Your sorcerers could carry around a supply of nitrocellulose and then heat it up to the ignition temperature whenever they needed some fire, but they would need to be fairly careful to avoid accidentally igniting the rest of it.

Moving on to fuels that are potentially fraught with danger, we can perhaps make better use of your sorcerers’ ability to magically heat objects at will. While I definitely would not recommend the use of liquid fuels like oil – they spread far too easily and the fires would very quickly get out of control – something like paraffin candle wax might work nicely. It should be readily available and easy to carry, and it could be cut into small chunks that your sorcerers could throw wherever they needed fire. The auto-ignition temperature is somewhere between 200-350 °C and the boiling point is slightly above 370 °C, and if magical heating can reach these temperatures then it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to toss a wax cube into the air and have it explode into a large ball of flame. You might run into trouble if you used too large a chunk of wax, as fast heating could cause molten/flaming wax to fly in all directions and start collateral fires or cause nasty burns to anyone in the vicinity.

Finally, we must discuss one option that can only lead to inescapable doom – using the air itself to achieve similar effects. Neither nitrogen nor oxygen will burn under normal circumstances, but if you’re willing to go to extremes and your magical heating doesn’t have an upper limit, there’s some weird chemistry and physics that starts to happen at ridiculously high temperatures. Let’s consider what would happen if your sorcerers started heating the air around them (and for a loosely related and more thorough treatment, see Randall Munroe’s Hair Dryer What If?). Once the air reaches about 525 °C it will become incandescent and glow a dull red, though it won’t be very visible until much higher temperatures. Between 1000-1500 °C it will be yellow- or white-hot, and the nitrogen will actually start reacting with oxygen to give various NOx species. This was the basis for an obsolete method to produce nitric acid, and the toxic fumes would not be great for anyone nearby. If you were to continue upwards to 30,000 °C you would start dissociating nitrogen molecules into individual atoms, and by 60,000 °C chemical bonds essentially cease to exist. Up over 100,000 °C you can start to ionize the atoms into a plasma by sheer thermal energy alone, but by that point (or significantly sooner) your sorcerers would have been well and truly cooked; furthermore, releasing that kind of energy into the environment would look a lot more like an explosion than a fire, assuming anyone survived to see it.

Given those options I might suggest carrying around a few extra candles, but if your sorcerers are in need of flames and must decide between the clothes on their backs and the air around them, setting fire to themselves is probably the more survivable option.  You could also have them magic up some phlogiston, but I’ll leave the use of superseded scientific theories up to you.

~J

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Okay so Disney made this movie in 2004 called “Pixel Perfect,” and in that movie, the main group is a band called the Zettabytes and Roscoe is their stage man and he makes them a holographic lead singer. Well, when they try out for a gig at this teens-only club, another band (which is like three girls dancing like a boyband) called the Moist Towelettes does this song, and we hear it about twice in the movie for probably 10 seconds.

I bought the CD soundtrack so I could have the Zettabytes’ songs in full length, but they actually had an entire song for the Moist Towelettes. They recorded a full-length song for a band that wasn’t even a main component of the movie. I gave it a listen and holy shit this song is great.

Imagine TLC’s “No Scrubs” and N*Sync’s “Bye Bye Bye” put together. That’s what this song is. IT’S AMAZING AND YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO IT.

Crystal Music: Gem Musical Motifs

Each Gem in Steven Universe possesses a certain musical motif that plays during certain parts of the show. When Gems fuse, their musical motifs merge into a completely different genre of music. We’re going to look at each one in detail today. Since we’ve only seen detailed dances from the Crystal Gems, only there dance motifs will be looked at. When “Cry for Help” reveals Sardonyx in her entirety, I will update this post with her musical motif.

EDIT: Updated Lapis Lazuli’s motif to include her String themes!

EDIT2: Updated many character’s motifs, added pictures to all segments, added Greg, Sour Cream, Lion, Sadie, Ronaldo, Desert Glass, Dogcopter, Sardonyx, and Stevonnie.

NOTE: When selecting a track to listen to, please right-click and select “Open Link in New Tab” so you don’t lose your spot in the post!

CRYSTAL GEMS

Garnet’s Motif: Hip-Hop (Waka Waka) Bass

Garnet’s musical and dance themes are very much centered around hip-hop movement (specifically the Waka Waka style of dancing). Waka Waka is characterized by very thick and bouncy bass tones and robotic movement of the limbs with fluid motions in between dance poses.

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Take a listen to some of Garnet’s tracks. Here’s “Future Vision” from the official Steven Universe OST. Note that very present bass and “funky flow” of the tracks.

Pearl’s Motif: Classical and Swing Piano

Although Pearl has been shown playing the violin, her main musical motif is a piano played both classically and in the swing style. Both styles are played at a slow tempo in the show (around 90 to 110 BPM, depending on the song), giving Pearl an elegant, classy musical feel. Her dance theme, fittingly enough, is classical ballet as evidenced by her propensity to strike graceful poses both during fusion dances and combat.

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Give one of Pearl’s most important themes, “Pearl’s Room”, a listen. Take note of the transition from classic piano to swing piano at the 0:11 mark. During this scene, Pearl is performing swan-like ballet poses in the privacy of her room, matching the grace and form of the piano.

Amethyst’s Motif: On-The-Floor Drum Beats (On-Time and Off-Time)

Amethyst’s motif consists primarily of drum beats that can either follow a time signature or occur erratically and randomly depending on the song. Amethyst’s reckless party-girl attitude is reflected both in her energetic drum motif and her simplistic club-like dancing style. Amethyst’s musical motif also utilizes strike and sting samples erratically (think 90s era music or, more recently, Splatoon)

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Here’s one of the more fun musical themes, “Gimme Gimme”, heard when Amethyst is chasing Steven down to eat his Together Breakfast. The use of loud drum beats and sting samples can clearly be heard as she tries to get her hands on those panned cakes.

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Naqsh-e Jahan Square - Isfahan, Iran

When Shah Abbas I of the Safavid dynasty moved the capital of Persia to Isfahan in 1598, he decided to completely rebuild the city & poured almost all of the country’s artistic & architectural wealth into it, making it the pinnacle of Safavid Persian art & architecture. This led to the Persian proverb, “Esfahan nesf-e jahan - Isfahan is half the world.” The square became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

The square was built between 1598-1629. By building it, Shah Abbas managed to gather the main three components of power in Persia in one place making them easier to control: the power of the clergy represented by the Shah Mosque, the power of the merchants represented by the bazaar, & the power of the monarchy & the Shah himself represented by the Ali Qapu Palace where he lived.

The city has retained much of its former glory with its many beautiful mosques, palaces, bridges, gardens, parks, boulevards, bath houses, minarets, bazaars, & the churches & cathedrals in the historic Armenian quarter.

The Shah Mosque built between 1611-1629 is situated on the south side of the square (1,2,3,4,5,6), the Sheikh Lofollah Mosque built between 1603-1619 on the east side (1,2,3,4,5,6), the Ali Qapu Palace built in 1597 on the west (1), & the Keisaria Gate at the north opens up to the Grand Bazaar.

megademencia  asked:

Albites and Orthoclases are very similar gems in terms of composition, and Moonstone is largely composed of orthoclase...... I see what you did here 😏

Albite and Orthoclase are the two main components of Moonstone irl 👍