map and the territory

One describes a tale best by telling the tale. You see? The way one describes a story, to oneself or to the world, is by telling the story. It is a balancing act and it is a dream. The more accurate the map, the more it resembles the territory. The most accurate map possible would be the territory, and thus would be perfectly accurate and perfectly useless. The tale is the map which is the territory. You must remember this.
—  Neil Gaiman, American Gods

i don’t recognize myself in the mirror anymore. i don’t recognize the slant of these cheekbones and the grimace on these lips. i have become a map to uncharted territories and

                                                                       i am adrift

                                      in the straits of forgotten smile lines.

                                                                        i am lost

                                      in the valleys of hollow laughs.

and these skies won’t guide me home.

We say the map is different from the territory. But what is the territory? Operationally, somebody went out with a retina or a measuring stick and made representations which were then put on paper. What is on the paper map is a representation of what was in the retinal representation of the man who made the map; and as you push the question back, what you find is an infinite regress, an infinite series of maps. The territory never gets in at all. […] Always, the process of representation will filter it out so that the mental world is only maps of maps, ad infinitum.
—  Gregory Bateson
she is many things but not yours

You cannot mark your territory
because she is no map

You cannot fortify walls or build towers
because she is not a city
that needs to be kept

She will not be made still
There isn’t river, nor mountain
to surround her with

She will never be given
to be claimed, held or to protect

She cannot be owned

She will never be possessed

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Expansion of Russia, 862-1991.

anonymous asked:

Kissing headcanons for all Shiratorizawa members is what I would like to ask ;_; but since rules are rules, can I please have it with just Semi & Kawanishi 💔

Naughty Semi-Semi

Semi Eita

• semi kisses like he makes love, soft and gentle and loving with just a hint of roughness

• he takes your face in his hands, smoothing his thumbs over your cheeks as he leans in close

• before kissing you he first kisses your cheeks, forehead and nose, smiling softly

•(gdi I’m falling in love with him again)

• he moves his hands down as he smooches you, to your hips and presses you close to him, making you gasp

• he lays overlapping Kisses on your bottom and upper lip,before taking your lips fulling

• then he slowly pries your mouth open, beginning to err ///// map his territory

• then he moves to sit down, taking you down with him and pressing more close to you, groaning against your lips before pulling away

• he gives you a wicked smirk, licking his lips with a sinful look in his eyes, making you heat up before going back in (for the kill) for another the kiss.

• he doesnt have any shame and will kiss you literally anywhere at any time. He can’t get enough of you.

Taichi Kawanishi

• He doesn’t kiss that much but when he does oh boi, you’re left breathless and aching for more

• Doesn’t mean to do that, but its an enjoyable side benefit. (da: I I’m sorry)

• Before kissing you he pins you to the wall (or bed, or counter, or table etc) so he can have you at his mercy.

• Kinda kinky isn’t he?

• Anyway, he takes you likes taking treasure, nipping and being all around rough.

• You’re left with bruised lips by the end of it and you’re pulling Taichi in for more.

• When he’s one of his fluffier moods he kisses you gently, running his hands up and down your body.

• Taichi once kissed you in front of the team because you couldn’t stay to watch him practice and Satori teased him for a whole month. (Waka and Reon thought it was cute)

• He mostly kisses you when you’ve eaten something sweet or it was him. The kisses turn rough very quickly.

• What is shame with this kinky fucker? Will kiss you anywhere with tongue and groping included.

Levels of Clairvoyance

Note: These levels are assigned arbitrarily. You can break it down further and have more than 5 levels, or you can take a more generalized approach and have less than 5. 

This is only a map, it is not the territory itself.

Level 0: No practice, filled with social conditioning, worries, regrets, and anxieties. Any time this level goes into a trance the only imagery and thoughts that come to mind are hijacked by the person’s own predispositions.

Level 1: Have begun training the mind and intuition. There is still a high level of conditioning and dis-balance in the self and thus results are rarely reliable, but the mind has moments of clear receptivity where raw intuition may give a solid vision.

Level 2: Have begun grasping analogy and archetypes, intuition becomes empowered by wisdom. When the mind is clear the clairvoyant can give rather useful advice, at times it is even profound.

Level 3: Have begun shedding social conditioning, trauma, and personal bias. The clairvoyant now receives visions unclouded by their own predispositions more often than not. At times the mind is still hijacked by personal bullshit but this becomes increasingly rare.

Level 4: Well practiced in gnosis/dhayana and can enter deep meditative states at will. Can easily tell intuition from conscious interference. Results are profound, thought provoking, and rarely completely off in accuracy.

Level 5: Masterful gnosis ability, clear mind unbothered by daily suffering, and a very strong understanding of both mundane and occult symbols. Very well trained intuition coupled by an admirable level of wisdom. When one of this level does a reading it is a baffling experience to witness. They speak as if they know your life and situation inside out, their reading strikes hard and leaves one in deep contemplation of the advice, and accuracy is almost inexplicable.


Roman expansion using Total War: Rome 2 campaign map.