The Guesthouse

by Rumi

This being human is a guesthouse
Every morning a new arrival
A joy, a depression, a meanness
Some momentary awareness
Comes as an unexpected visitor

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows
Who violently sweep your house
Empty of its furniture
Still treat each guest honorably
He may be cleaning you out
For some new delight!

The dark thought, the shame, the malice
Meet them at the door laughing
And invite them in
Be grateful for whoever comes
Because each has been sent
As a guide from the beyond

I feel like Rescue Bots and Parks and Rec ‘work’ in the same way. There are certainly structural similarities; both follow close-knit groups of public servants who operate within small communities characterized by cartoonishly inept locals and odd happenstances. But beyond that, they are positive, upbeat shows which espouse themes of hard-work and togetherness without ever feeling saccharine, childish, or unrealistic. (Ironic in that Transformers Rescue Bots is literally an animated children’s show)

“Snark-sans-malice” is probably the saving ingredient in both cases. While neither show is particularly dark or serious, the characters are often called upon to often deal with strange, arduous, or uncomfortable tasks – both related to their work and their personal relationships. So right away it’s established that these ‘worlds’ are not foam covered playpens where nothing bad ever happens. Oddly, realism and weight is established through the bizarre adventures our heroes get up to. Few episodes end on dour notes, but not all events are necessarily neatly wrapped up. (IE – our heroes don’t always win/get everything they want all the time).

The RB and P&R cast are never shy about letting each other, or the audience, know how they feel about their situations. They grouse and gripe, poke fun at each other, and generally mouth off. Rapport is established with the viewer by demonstrating that personal, complex, and contradictory opinions on situations are held. That’s another element; both shows present characters whom are all decidedly flawed. Nearly everyone is likable, but no one is perfect – they are a grab-bag of aggressive, self-centered, vain, obsessive, overly ambitious, and immature personality types who smash into each other like billiard balls.

In spite of this - kindness, constructive behavior, and dedication are still championed as the correct choices of action. Characters may not always succeed 100% of the time - but positive actions are more readily rewarded in the narrative then negative ones. A character may complain or have strong feelings about a giving task, but they tend to come out ahead and happier when they buckle down and work hard. For all the flaws the characters have and the problems with their relationships, there’s a commitment to becoming better people and to making their relationships/lives better.

Anyways, Parks and Rescue when?

5 Things That Make Me Happy
✨ 1.) Magic. Everything is magic- we’re all just vibrating particles out in space, illusions created by our poor human eyesight. When you recognize everything as magical and wonderful, it’s difficult to be sad for long.
✨ 2.) Living In The Moment. I’ve known much death in my short life, and I know how fragile & unpredictable our existences are, which is why I live in the moment so desperately. I’m terrified of having regrets or missing out on beautiful things because I was too afraid to jump in wholeheartedly, so I never let my tender, scared heart stop me from being courageously present.
✨ 3.) Animals. Being around animals makes me happy. They are so pure, so sincere- there’s no lie or malice to them, and I find their energies soothing to be around.
✨ 4.) Rose Quartz. I don’t dabble in all areas of #witchcraft but I feel such an affinity for crystals, especially rose quartz. Just being near it makes me feel more centered, clear-minded and connected to the energies around me. Maybe it’s a placebo effect, maybe it’s real- either way, I’m always sure to have some on hand.
✨ 5.) Literature. Nothing more needs to be said 🎀

RUMI - The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture,

still treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out

for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,

meet them at the door laughing,

and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,

because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond.

anonymous asked:

I've seen this floating around a lot lately so I thought I'd ask you since you're unbiased about this. Do you think Snow and the others who were captured by hyde are in the wrong for telling him about Belle being in the box? People are being REALLY vicious about this and as a snowing/"herocrite" fan, it's getting draining to see them blamed for yet another thing.

I think Snow slipped up but that there was no malice involved.

And honestly I’ve come to the place where I side eye people who use the word “herocrite”.  It’s not generally the sign of an interpretation of the show that fits with the narrative that is being explicitly told but an alternate fanon based interpretation.  Nothing wrong with fanon based interpretations but that’s not the narrative on the show.

anonymous asked:

Can you do semisuga where semis parents find out sugas pregnant 🙏✌

They’re different than Suga’s parents I promise.

Semi is about to pop off with anger. He’s absolutely fuming as he stares at his parents across from him, the parents that are currently laughing hysterically after he told them that Suga was pregnant. Suga was initially shocked at first but knew they meant no malice with it and was trying to suppress his own giggles.

“You’re going to have a kid?” His father asks. His parents are much more liberal than Suga’s, something in which Suga is grateful for. “You know you have to be nice to children in order to have a kid.”

“Yes, Eita, you can’t have that scowl on your face all the time.” His mother intervened and Semi directly his scowl at her. “Yes that one! You don’t want to scare your poor child do you?”

Suga giggles, “Yeah Eita, you don’t want to scare our precious child right?”

“Don’t you dare encourage them.” Semi bites at him and he just kisses Suga’s cheek.

His mothers laughs subside and she smiles softly, “I am very happy for you two though. Having a baby is no easy task.”

“If you ever need any help please don’t hesitate to call.” Semi’s father adds.

Suga’s eyes fill with tears and he nods, not trusting his voice. Semi squeezes his hand, “Thank you, mom, dad…”

The Truth is…

Not everyone is going to like you. Some people are going to judge you from the door. Even people who look like you, who you fight for in the streets, on the internet, and in private are going to treat you shitty for no reason at all. Maybe it’s because they don’t like the hand life has dealt them. Maybe it’s your gender, your sexuality, your race. Maybe it’s because someone who looks like you did them dirty. Who the hell knows? Whatever the reason, it’s not your portion. Let those with malice in their hearts towards you carry that weight. It takes a lot of effort to hold onto to such emotions. Lighten your load by ignoring their slights and smiling at their efforts to dampen your spirits. Hold on to the idea that today and every day you are blessed and highly favored. I read today that instead of walking a mile in someone’s shoes you should trust the fact that that person actually walked a mile, that seems about right. What I would add is that you yourself should remember how far you have come to get to where you are. There were times where you made a way out of no way. You suffered and cried. You fell and were injured. Somehow, through it all you got up, dusted yourself off, put salve on the bruises and kept walking. That alone should be the shield you need to protect yourself from prejudicial malcontents. Pray for them because truly it is what they need most.

TUMBLR. You guys. 

One of the people I helped educate about trans issues? Because he was saying some shit out of ignorance rather than malice? I just saw a reply of his on my Fbook feed where he defended trans people and their right to pee in fucking peace.


One person at a time is too slow, but I’ll take every fucking win I can get.

Mbti tumblr be like, the types as potatoes:
  • <p><b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b>ISTJ:</b> hard working potato<p/><b>ISTP:</b> a potato that likes fixing things<p/><b>ESTP:</b> reckless potato<p/><b>ESTJ:</b> the potato that is your boss<p/><b>ISFJ:</b> motherly potato<p/><b>ISFP:</b> a potato that's good at art<p/><b>ESFP:</b> party potato<p/><b>ESFJ:</b> the most popular potato in school<p/><b>INFJ:</b> a really mystical and magical potato! I wish I had this potato in my life...<p/><b>INFP:</b> a crying potato that doesn't like conflict<p/><b>ENFP:</b> manic pixie dream potato<p/><b>ENFJ:</b> the mom of the potato friend group<p/><b>INTJ:</b> evil genius potato<p/><b>INTP:</b> awkward potato<p/><b>ENTP:</b> a potato that has debates with other potatoes<p/><b>ENTJ:</b> I am afraid of this potato<p/></p><p/></p><p/></p><p/></p>

Aksys Games has announced four new otome titles to release for the PS Vita in 2017!

The games are:

Code: Realize ~Future Blessings~

The fandisc for Code: Realize not yet released in Japan. It will continue the stories of all the love interests from the previous games, as well as add routes for Herlock Sholmes and Finis.

Period Cube

“With the help of your childhood friend, Hiroya, you decide to play the online RPG game "Arcadia” in order to look for clues as to the whereabouts of your missing older brother.

You are suddenly engulfed by a blinding light and lose conscious. When you wake up, you find that the scenery has changed into that of a video game fantasy world. As you are overwhelmed by the sudden twist of events, you learn a terrible truth: to escape this deadly world, you must clear the game.“

Bad Apple Wars

"The heroine, who was caught in an accident on the first day that she was to enter high school, suddenly found herself on the premises of an unknown school. This was NEVAEH Academy, a school for those whose souls were left behind after death.

In this school if you were a good student who followed the rules then, upon GRADUATION, you would be able to return and RESUME YOUR LIFE.” (Source: Otome Jikan)

Collar x Malice

“Due to the occurrences of serial brutal crimes, Shinjuku has become a dangerous town to live in. The protagonist works as a police officer and works hard everyday to keep the town safe.

However, one night, someone attacks her and places a collar around her neck with poison inside of it. Amidst the chaos and right before the protagonist’s eyes are men with suspicious backgrounds. They’re all part of an organization composed of former police officers and have taken it upon themselves to investigate the brutal cases.

Without knowing whether she should trust these men or not, she suddenly came to hold the key to the massive case. In order to remove the collar that places her at the edge of death and to liberate Shinjuku from the malice that binds it, she cooperates and begins to investigate the incidents with the men.”