Friendly reminder that Demyx is not and has never been a cinnamon roll. He is totally willing to manipulate people in order to get out of work and was happy/didn’t care when all the CoM members died. And in II he lied to Sora about having a heart in order to weasel his way out of fighting him. It doesn’t matter that he turned out to be right, he did it to manipulate Sora.(◕‿◕✿)

Properties of 14 common crystals

Many practitioners of magic (including myself) enjoy using the energies of crystals in their practice. The energies of crystals can strengthen the effects of magical working. Crystals can be used in spellwork, meditation, ritual, divination, etc. Or you can carry them around with you throughout your day to achieve a certain result, or just to help you get through life more smoothly. I hope this list helps you find a crystal to suit your individual needs.

Quartz - A multi-purpose crystal, can be programmed for nearly anything. Enhances and strengthens the energies of any magical working. Offers protection from negativity. Can act as a substitute for any other crystal in spell work.

Amethyst - Excellent for all types of healing, both physical and emotional. Has very soothing and calming energies and is great for meditation. Protects against negativity, especially spiritual and psychic attack.

Rose Quartz - A stone of love and relationships. Wonderful for promoting self-love and for allowing one to open up to receiving love from others. Has calming and reassuring energies and is great for emotional healing. Promotes sleep and good dreams.

Citrine - Does not accumulate negative energy. A great stone for manifestation and abundance. Attracts wealth, prosperity, and success. Promotes love and happiness and soothes problems in relationships.

Tiger’s Eye - An excellent stone for protection, especially against curses and ill-wishing. Good for boosting confidence and self-worth. Helps with accomplishing goals. Enhances good luck and brings prosperity.

Agate - Promotes inner stability, self-esteem, and composure. Improves concentration and mental clarity. A protective stone, especially during travel. Enhances feelings of security and safety.

Selenite - A good stone for promoting spiritual growth. Increases awareness and intuition. Good for meditation, dispelling negativity, and promoting harmony. Increases feelings of love and inner peace.

Obsidian - Helps protect against depression, negativity, and psychic attacks. A very grounding and protective stone, especially for sensitives. Good for breaking attachments and releasing. Also good for manifestation and abundance.

Fluorite - A highly protective and stabilizing stone. Strengthens the intuition, increases insight, and heightens mental abilities. Absorbs negative energies.  Protects against psychic manipulation and organizes chaotic situations. Creates calm feelings and mental clarity in chaotic situations.

Labradorite - Promotes innate magical abilities to come to the surface. Tempers negative personality aspects and brings out the best in a person. Calms an overactive mind and awakens new ideas and energies.

Bloodstone - Protects against threats and bullying, and brings strength for coping with new situations. Increases creativity and heightens the intuition. Encourages blessings and prosperity. Boosts the immune system and balances hormones.

Onyx - Absorbs negative energy and removes negativity from a person’s life. Prevents the draining of personal energy and aids in the release of negative emotions. Promotes good fortune, relaxation, and strength. Increases courage to face challenges in life.

Hematite - A good stone for grounding, stabilizing, and protecting oneself. Promotes mental organization, memory, and calming energies. Decreases emotional negativity and feelings of anxiety. Enhances willpower, confidence, and strength.

Moonstone - A protective stone, especially during travel by night. Aids in the acceptance of love and opens the heart to nurturing qualities. Increases fidelity, fertility, self-expression, and self-confidence. Soothes and calms the emotions and enhances the intuition and happiness.

Note: Crystals are not a substitute or alternative for medical attention.


anonymous asked:

So I'm playing through DDD for the first time and it's just turning everything I knew about hearts and heartless and nobodies upside down. Like apparently nobodies are only temporary? Apparently if you lose your heart your body will try to grow a new one? Lmao what

Heartless are hearts consumed by the darkness

Nobodies are the husk left behind when a heart is taken by a heartless.

In Japanese culture the heart or Kokoro is said to contain everything that makes you you (thoughts, feelings, those things) similar to the concept of Soul or Essence in Western Culture. Now granted it seems to be a bit of a catch-all term in that Kokoro can refer to the whole thing or part of the thing. For instance in Kingdom Hearts it seems to refer to the emotional part not the thoughts part as Nobodies are still capable of thinking but not feeling.

But anyway my point is, you aren’t you without your Kokoro. So wouldn’t it make sense that if your body came in contact with something that could allow it to grow back the thing so integral to it, wouldn’t it take that opportunity?

Side Note: Xemnas says in DDD (and I’m paraphrasing) “the body will regrow the heart the first chance it gets” meaning that Nobodies don’t regrow their hearts unless they come in contact with something that allows them to.

In Axel’s case this was Sora/Roxas (this is implied just for the record given some of Axel’s lines, “I’m actually feeling this” “He made me feel like I had a heart, funny you make me feel the same way”) in Roxas’s case it was Ventus’s light chunk. Basically there needs to be some catalyst it doesn’t just happen on its own given time.

I have a journal, but what do I write in it?

Look no further! Here are some ideas for keeping a journal.
•The daily journal. This is the stereotypical diary where you write everything! Write how your day was, your secrets, your friends, everything!
•A dream journal. Right when you wake up, grab a pen and start describing every detail from your dream. Doing this helps you to remember your dreams, interpret them, and studies show that it makes you more likely to lucid dream!
•A prayer journal. If you’re religious, this one is perfect for you! Use it to worship and write bible verses, prayers, and keep lists of people you need to pray for so you don’t forget.
•A daily log. You can choose to keep track of your sleeping patterns, exercise, what you eat, the medications you take, and if you have any health problems, you can also keep track of the symptoms you get! You can combine all of these in one journal or keep a separate journal for each log.
•A bullet journal. This is one of the most common journals that people keep. In these, you write your to-do lists, your plans, calendars, upcoming events, etc. This helps to boost your memory, keep organized in life, and gives you a better sense of control.
•A quote journal. Use it to write down your favorite quotes, or just make up your own!
•A weight loss/gain journal. In this one, you can keep track of you weight, your calories, and your exercise habits to make sure you get to the healthy weight you desire.
•An art journal. Use this journal to draw, paint, or create collages or scrapbook pages!
•A travel journal. Take it with you whenever you travel. Whether it’s to another country or just to another city. Jot down your experiences, your road trips, plane rides, cruises, and destinations! Remember to include photos, used travel tickets, a coin from a different currency, a postcard, a souvenir (like a shell or leaf), etc!
•A poetry journal. This is pretty self-explanatory. Write down your favorite poems or create your own!
•A journal for studying. If you’re attending school or a university, you obviously already have a notebook for school stuff. So why not make it more fun? Add stickers, color, and things you need to improve on!
•A journal for your career. This is especially useful if you run a business. Here, you can keep track of important dates, meetings, finances, and more!
•A journal for bills, taxes, and your house. This might sound boring, but it can be very useful! You can write yourself reminders, when you paid for utilities, etc.
•A journal for your sports/hobbies. If you enjoy soccer, swimming, gymnastics, biking, knitting, or art, this would be perfect for you. Whenever you do your sport or hobby, you can write about what you did, what you learned, and how you’ll better your skills. This is a fun way to keep track of progress and achievements!
•A pregnancy journal. It’s okay if you’re already 7 or 8 months along in your pregnancy. It’s never too late to start a pregnancy journal (unless of course, you have already given birth). Write either to your baby or just for yourself. Put in pictures of your ultrasounds, your baby bump, name ideas, etc!
•A journal for your children. Write down everything and give it to your child when she/he turns 18. Keep track of the dates when they lost their first tooth, got an award, broke their first bone, made their first friend, etc! Document everything! Include pictures of your child, schoolwork and drawings created by him/her, and more! Wouldn’t it be cool if you had a journal like that from when you were growing up? You could find out the exact date when you lost your first tooth, or took your first steps or said your first words. Even if your kid is already 13, start one now!
•A journal shared with someone else. Get a journal and pick someone to share it with. Whether it’s a sibling, parent, spouse, cousin, or friend, this will be a great way to keep memories. Write notes to each other, attach pictures of each other, write down funny conversations, and more! Did you get married to this person on July 7th? Write it! Did you meet this person on Christmas Eve? Write it! If the person lives far away, you can mail the book back and forth instead of using individual cards.
•A journal to your lost loved one. Keep a journal where you write to your friend, family member, or pet who passed away. This is very therapeutic and it can help you through your time of grief.
•A journal for lists. Keep lists of your favorite music, movies, books, places, and video games so you can see how your preferences change over time.
•A journal for signatures and autographs. Keep a journal full of signatures and autographs written by family members, friends, or even celebrities! It would be awesome to have a book full of their own personal handwriting to you.
•A journal for your budget. Keep track of your savings, spendings, and earnings!
•A journal for reviews. If you read a book or watch a movie, write a review of it in your journal and rate it.
•An heirloom journal. You can be the start of it! Keep a journal and pass it down from generation to generation and allow your family members to write whatever they want in it. Imagine if you found a journal that was written by your previous ancestors who were your great great great great grandparents? Way too cool!
•A journal for wish lists. Write things you plan on buying in the future. Whether cheap or expensive. Keep a list of songs you want to download, books you want to buy, and more.
•A vent journal. Use this journal whenever you’re feeling a strong emotion. Extreme anger or sadness or fear? Take it out on the pages! Scribble, rant, write angry notes you’ll never send, draw dark pictures, or just vent. SCREAM on those pages and let it out!
Happy journaling! And if you know any more, just comment it down below :)

baby, i’m sorry that i never begged you to stay. they say that time is created by man to organize our memories, we like things to be filed, to be chunked, maybe it gives us some sort of understanding to the misunderstood. so in the past when i said that i loved you to this day i still love you and it makes me cry because i don’t have you. so in this very present, i can’t tell if this is a prison disguised as a gift, they say that we should live for the now, but how can i live now if i don’t have your smile to help with the loneliness? and the future is just a sad song comprised of reasons as to how i should treat my future lovers. you taught me how to love better by letting go. you taught me how to love better by choosing to leave. you taught me how to love better by choosing to no longer love me and i think i’ll always be a little more than okay with that.
—  listening to find a way by safetysuit

I’m not too sure why I made this as I was just skimming through the KH mangas for other reasons - but then I wanted to give a go at doing a manga edit - so here we have good ol’ Vexen himself. Because boy was he fun to edit.


Kingdom Hearts Side Game Appreciation Week

Day 5: Favorite Boss - Organization XIII 

Imagining scenarios based around the card-battle system of Chain of Memories will never not be funny to me…

Natalya Estemirova (1958-2009) was a Russian human rights activist, working for the human rights organization Memorial. She was particularly concerned with uncovering unjust punitive practices, and used her position as a journalist to bring human rights violations to light.

She filmed short documentaries and took photographs that revealed the effects of the Second Chechen War, especially on children. She was rewarded with numerous international awards for her efforts. Sadly, she was abducted and assassinated in 2009, and the attackers were never found.

It’s only today that I realized just how much of my identity you are engrained in. All of my memories are organized using what state our relationship was. I don’t think about the amazing things that happened to me, but rather whether I told you about them, or not, and how you reacted. If we weren’t talking, all I would think about was telling you; I would imagine how the conversation would play out–what would you say, would you be happy for me? Would you want to be there with me? My life, I realize, is not my own–it is yours, and that isn’t okay. It’s time to take my life back; I will not let you be my sun anymore, because I’m going to make my own sunshine.
—  (14/52) by (DS)
Object Permanence, and why I'm laughing and rolling my eyes at myself right now.

I was going to start with the following disclaimer:

“Since I’ve noticed that most of the time when I write a rough draft of a post and save it to publish later, I usually forget about it, so this post in a liveblog of my epiphany and not 100% perfectly organized…”

Then, considering what the post was to be about, I laughed at myself a lot in that “OH OF COURSE, THAT EXPLAINS IT!” way.

So anyways, I saw something in the actually autistic tag and it hit me: object permanence! Of course! I’m not an expert but what I know offhand about this concept is enough to make me think it’s at least loosely related to a lot of issues I have with organization and executive function tasks.

(Object permanence: basically the most common way to explain it is when babies are at the “obsessed with peek-a-boo game” stage, it’s because they DON’T yet have object permanence, and therefore when you cover your face, or hide a toy, they think it has disappeared from existence since they can’t see it at the moment, and they are so surprised to see that you do, in fact, come back when they see you/the toy again. They eventually understand that even though it’s not in sight, it still exists (objects are permamently existant).

How does this relate to me as a 26 year old adult grownup? I think it’s why I have always preferred to store things in sight (as opposed to organized in a drawer or put away in the closet or whatever). If I can’t see it at any given time, I forget where it is.

I have to keep my meds on the counter in the bathroom otherwise I’ll forget to take them. I have to write a note with important things to do and leave it where I will for-sure see it, or I’ll probably forget.

I start the laundry and shut the laundry room door, and completely forget that it’s going. I’ll start making soup and if I get distracted by something that takes me into another room I’ll lose track of time and forget that I need to watch for the soup to be ready.

If I start to clean my room (organizing the closet is the biggest one) and leave the room and get actively into something else, I’ll go back in my room that night and “Well, shit. My entire bed and floor are literally covered in stuff that needs to be put away, but it’s midnight and I want to sleep so I’ll pile it all on the floor and finish tomorrow.” Then I get distracted the next day and forget. Repeat cycle: that’s why my room was always a huge mess as a kid.

It’s not exactly object permanence in the way I learned it, but I see a big connection, at least until I read more about the idea… unless I forget to. Hahaha!