Can we talk about this:

And how big a deal it is?

I mean, look…we all know Soos is the perfect replacement for Stan. We all know that by giving Soos the role of Mr. Mystery, he’s not only making Soos’s long-term dream come true, he’s cementing the unspoken father-son bond they have by making Soos the closest thing Stan has to an heir.

But a job title isn’t all Stan gives him.

Let’s be clear here–Stan lives like a poor man. He’s cheap and loath to spend a single penny when he can mend, reuse or steal what he needs instead. But I don’t think that’s a sign the Shack isn’t making him money. On the contrary, everything we see about the Shack reinforces the idea that it’s making great money. Stan isn’t poor. He’s miserly. There’s a big difference.

We never see an episode where Stan’s worrying about how business is dropping off or where the Shack is open but deserted. Whenever we see Stan give a tour, there’s always a crowd. And with one or two exceptions (tourists leaving angrily after Waddles eats the Cornicorn) the tourists are almost always forking over huge fistfuls of cash.The Shack frequently hosts huge events that the entire town shows up for, and Stan’s often surrounded by huge piles of cash. The Mystery Shack is such a fixture of Gravity Falls that it’s on the town map hanging in city hall.

Stan’s bitter promise to his family that he would make millions quite frankly probably came true.

Stan didn’t just give Soos his dream job, he gave him an incredibly profitable business that he could have probably sold for millions. Stan “bleed ‘em dry ” Pines. Stan “wouldn’t loan you a nickel without charging interest” Pines. He gave it to Soos for nothing.

Soos deserved it. After ten years of the most loving, devoted loyalty to his father dad papa padre employer for what I can only assume was terrible pay, he had earned it. But that’s not really my point–my point is that Stan, who couldn’t even bring himself to spend a few dollars on pancakes for his niblings, gave away potential millions to his son heir precious child that he loves so much employee with a smile, without hesitation. 

That is huge. That is amazing. That is both an important sign of character growth and an indication of how much Stan loves this precious baby man.


Imagine making it so that banks can collect extra fees from mothers with small children who are trying to feed them on less than four hundred dollars a month. How cruel do you have to be to think that making them only carry 20 dollars cash will somehow teach them a lesson? But this is what’s happening in states governed by miserly Republicans who are determined to wring every last dime out of people who have nothing and give it to people who have more than they can spend in a lifetime. In Scott Walker’s Wisconsin, for instance, they are making long lists of prohibited foods for those who use SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs.) The list of other prohibited purchases includes “herbs, spices, or seasonings,” all nuts, red and yellow potatoes, smoothies, spaghetti sauce, “soups, salsas, ketchup,” sauerkraut, pickles, dried beans sold in bulk, and white or albacore tuna.

The party of the rich is now doing everything in its power to make sure those without money live in misery

In the urban neighborhood where I used to live, families who were not from the immediate area would come in fairly large groups to trick-or-treat on our streets, which were safe, well-lit, and full of people overstocked with candy. It was delightful to see the little mermaids, spider-men, ghosts, and the occasional axe murderer excitedly run up and down our front steps, having the time of their lives. So we’d spend an extra $20 to make sure we had enough candy for kids who weren’t as fortunate as ours.

There you are on the impoverished side of Greenwich or Beverly Hills, with the other struggling lawyers, doctors, and business owners. Your whine makes me kind of wish that people from the actual poor side of town come this year not with scary costumes but with real pitchforks. Stop being callous and miserly and go to Costco, you cheapskate, and get enough candy to fill the bags of the kids who come one day a year to marvel at how the 1 percent live.


Emily Yoffe, answering a letter writer complaining about children from poor neighborhoods trick-or-treating in the wealthy writer’s neighborhood.

While Yoffe engages in some truly awful moralizing and victim blaming from time to time, she nailed it here. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Abu Hurairah (radhiAllahu 'anhu) said, the Prophet (sallAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: "Time will pass rapidly, knowledge will decrease, miserliness will become widespread in people's hearts, afflictions will appear, and there will be much Harj." The people asked, "O Messenger of Allah, what is Harj?" He said, "Killing, killing!"

[Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 88, Hadith no. 183]

The deeds of the people of Hell -Ibn Taymiyyah

Shaykhul Islam ibn Taymiyyah was asked: “What are the deeds of the people of hell and what are the deeds of the people of paradise?”

He replied:

“The deeds of the people of hell are:

  • Associating partners in worship with Allah;
  • Disbelieving in His Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam);
  • Kufr (ingratitude, disbelief);
  • Hasad (malicious envy);
  • Lying;
  • Treachery;
  • Oppression and wrongdoing (dhulm);
  • Promiscuity;
  • Backstabbing;
  • Cutting off the ties of kinship;
  • Cowardice at the time of jihad;
  • Miserliness;
  • Inconsistency between what is in one’s heart and the face that one shows to people;
  • Despairing of the mercy of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala;
  • Feeling secure from the plan of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala;
  • Panicking blindly at the time of crisis;
  • Pride and extravagance at the time of plenty;
  • Abandoning one’s duties towards Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala;
  • Transgressing His limits;
  • Violating His sanctity;
  • Fearing a created being instead of the Creator;
  • Showing off;
  • Going against the Qur’an and Sunnah in word or deed;
  • Obeying a created being in some act of disobedience to the Creator;
  • Blindly supporting falsehood;
  • Mocking the signs of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala;
  • Rejecting the truth;
  • Withholding knowledge and testimony that should be revealed;
  • Witchcraft and magic;
  • Disobeying one’s parents;
  • Killing any soul forbidden by Allah except for reasons of justice;
  • Consuming the wealth of the orphan;
  • Riba (usury);
  • Desertion from the battlefield;
  • Slandering the reputation of innocent, chaste, believing women.”

Source: Yaqadhat uli al-I’tibar,Page 222.

99 Negative Character Traits
  1. aggressive
  2. aloof
  3. arrogant
  4. belligerent
  5. big-headed
  6. bitchy
  7. boastful
  8. bone-idle
  9. boring
  10. bossy
  11. callous
  12. cantankerous
  13. careless
  14. changeable
  15. clinging
  16. compulsive
  17. conservative
  18. cowardly
  19. cruel
  20. cunning
  21. cynical
  22. deceitful
  23. detached
  24. dishonest
  25. dogmatic
  26. domineering
  27. finicky
  28. flirtatious
  29. foolish
  30. foolhardy
  31. fussy
  32. greedy
  33. grumpy
  34. gullible
  35. harsh
  36. impatient
  37. impolite
  38. impulsive
  39. inconsiderate
  40. inconsistent
  41. indecisive
  42. indiscreet
  43. inflexible
  44. interfering
  45. intolerant
  46. irresponsible
  47. jealous
  48. lazy
  49. Machiavellian
  50. materialistic
  51. mean
  52. miserly
  53. moody
  54. narrow-minded
  55. nasty
  56. naughty
  57. nervous
  58. obsessive
  59. obstinate
  60. overcritical
  61. overemotional
  62. parsimonious
  63. patronizing
  64. perverse
  65. pessimistic
  66. pompous
  67. possessive
  68. pusillanimous
  69. quarrelsome
  70. quick-tempered
  71. resentful
  72. rude
  73. ruthless
  74. sarcastic
  75. secretive
  76. selfish
  77. self-centred
  78. self-indulgent
  79. silly
  80. sneaky
  81. stingy
  82. stubborn
  83. stupid
  84. superficial
  85. tactless
  86. timid
  87. touchy
  88. thoughtless
  89. truculent
  90. unkind
  91. unpredictable
  92. unreliable
  93. untidy
  94. untrustworthy
  95. vague
  96. vain
  97. vengeful
  98. vulgar
  99. weak-willed


Narrated Abu Huraira (radhiAllahu 'anhu): The Prophet (sallAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said, "Every day two angels come down from Heaven and one of them says, 'O Allah! Compensate every person who spends in Your Cause,' and the other (angel) says, 'O Allah! Destroy every miser.'"

[Sahih Bukhari Vol. 2, no. 522]

Hairy and harrowing these hauntings are!/But malicious and miserly indeed/are those they do mar.

The Reverend Shiloh from @alexasharpe-art’s webcomic Dream Dossier, currently in preproduction! It’s Alexa’s birthday today: she’s the sweetest and funniest apartment-mate a girl could ask for, so I figured I ought to draw a Desperate Edwardian Man ™ for her!

Happy Birthday, Alexa! Thanks for putting up with me the eraser shavings all over the floor. You’re the best. 

Eat, drink, wear new clothes and give money for charity without extravagance or miserliness. Allah likes to see the effect of His bounties on His servants

Prophet Muhammad (sawa)

Bihar al Anwar, v70, p207

So Nour and I started analysing the new title card for s10 and wow there’s fun stuff to deduce from it (aka maybe subtle hints who knows)

Firstly let’s just observe some details and their meanings and after we can speculate:

You can notice how the lettering of supernatural is gold, gold being the color of royal and since it’s on fire (which is bad) well being surrounded by too much gold can lead you to become egotistical, self-righteous and opportunistic in your quest for greater power and influence. It means revenge.

If living under the negative of the color gold, you may not trust easily, or even exhibit a fear of failure. You may be selfish and demanding, lacking kindness and generosity, even to the extreme of being miserly. and if that doesn’t describe demon!dean then i don’t know.

So let’s focus on that fire too, you can notice sparks coming with it and it can mean evil deeds, sins and crimes that call for punishment in hell-fire. they represent a major calamity. If a spark falls in the midst of a gathering, it means a fight and harm. To see something burning indicates that you are experiencing some intense emotions. There is some situation or issue that you can no longer avoid and ignore. Alternatively, it may suggest that you need to take time off for yourself and relax. Perhaps you are you feeling “burned out” or “burned up”.

In arabic, spark means someone evil is about to be king. And galaxy announces a war with many soldiers deaths (castiel’s army, crowley’s army?? dean’s???) like stars announces the fall of a king.

To see stars symbolize excellence, aspirations or high ideals. You are putting some decision in the hands of fate and luck. Perhaps you are being too “starry eyed” or idealistic. You are you trying to evaluate a situation or establishment.

To see an upside down star (where the point is facing downward) in your dream signifies conflict, negativity and aggression. Since it is often associated with Satan and evil, the dream may also imply that you are you feeling guilty about something. Alternatively, it represents the physical world and your preoccupation with materialistic gains.

A white aura color like the one in the background means angels, but also bad news from someone you trusted according to arabic and a nebula means endless possibilites.

We got some kind of theme running here idk about you.

Ofc Dean is going to do some bad stuff, but I think this also announces a new war coming possibly involving angels and shocker, the death of the king of hell possibly? maybe Dean becoming the new king? or hell, even Sammy coming back to the path of boy king? eNDLESS POSSIBILITIES?! anyways we just think this announces bad evil stuff and an amazing season coming up c:

**btw this is just fun stuff based on islamic dream meaning, dream meaning and poetry meaning so yea goold old whatever meta**

أسرق الناس: الذي يسرق صلاته، لا يتم ركوعها ولا سجودها، وأبخل الناس: من بخل بالسلام.

The most thieving among people: Those who steal their salah, not finishing its ruku`s and sujoods properly, and the most miserly of people: those who do not reply to a salam.

Dua and remembrance to be said at any time #5

اللهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْعَجْزِ، وَالْكَسَلِ، وَالْجُبْنِ، وَالْبُخْلِ، وَالْهَرَمِ، وَعَذَابِ، الْقَبْرِ

اللهُمَّ آتِ نَفْسِي تَقْوَاهَا، وَزَكِّهَا أَنْتَ خَيْرُ مَنْ زَكَّاهَا، أَنْتَ وَلِيُّهَا وَمَوْلَاهَا،

اللهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عِلْمٍ لَا يَنْفَعُ، وَمِنْ قَلْبٍ لَا يَخْشَعُ، وَمِنْ نَفْسٍ لَا تَشْبَعُ، وَمِنْ دَعْوَةٍ لَا يُسْتَجَابُ لَهَا


O Allah, I seek refuge with You from weakness, and laziness, cowardice and miserliness, old and infirm age, and the torment of the grave.

O Allah, give my soul piety and purify it, for indeed You are the best of those who can purify it, You are it’s Guardian and Master.

O Allah, I seek refuge with You from knowledge that does not benefit, from a heart that does not get humbled [to Allah], from a soul which is never satisfied and from a supplication which does not get answered.


allaahumma innee a‛oodhu bika mi-nal-‛ajzi wal-kasal, wal-jubn wal-bukhl, wal haram wa ‛adhaabil-qabr

Allaahumma aati nafsee taq-waaha wa zak-kiha anta khairu man zak-kaaha anta wali-yuha wa maw-laaha

Allaahumma in-ni a‛oodhu bika min ‛ilmin laa yanfa‛, wa min qalbin laa yakh-sha‛, wa min naf-sin laa tashba‛, wa min du‛wat-in laa yustajaabu laha

Sources: Muslim No# 2722 An-Nasa'i No# 5458, 5538


Tenn’s (Tennessee Williams) bed, in the second-floor suite of the Royal Orleans Hotel, was a cluster of curiosities: notes, drawings, photographs, rough drafts of plays, poems, opening paragraphs. Among these many items were two pages of notes–on creased pages–about Meryl Streep, an actress who clearly fascinated him. Here are the notes, precisely as they were written or typed on those pages.

Talent is a sacrament, and one doled out by a miserly God, who understands that its worth is sustained by its rarity, and its value increases when the ecstasy it releases upon exposure is felt by those who understand and appreciate it–those who can recognize it.

I have searched for  faith, which people keep telling me is the greatest and rarest of gifts, but I see now that talent is the great gift, the pearl of great price, and a mean seductress, for you can only search for it in others: It will never arise from within you through faith or prayer or diligence.

You either have talent or you don’t.

Talent is not to be confused with genius. As rare as talent is–and it is–it is given to far more people. You find genius as often as you find a unicorn or a kind act offered without the expectation of a return.

Meryl Streep, I believe, has talent and she has genius.

She wears both well, another rare gift she possesses, along with her beauty and her humor. There would appear to be no threat of her being smothered or defeated or burdened by her gifts: The wonder of her wealth has made her almost modestly bewildered, confused, grateful, furtive. She understands that she is here to work, to learn, to prosper as a woman to a greater degree than as a commodity.

She has inhabited my world and invested my words with her intelligence–jewels thrown at my feet, but not with diffidence, but with that gratitude she displays before she runs away to begin her work anew. I hope she returns–her Alma would be transcendent; never has a beautiful woman played that sad, repressed piece of tapestry, who is not physically unprepossessing, but who is instead denied proper lighting and placement, and so does not recognize her worth and her appeal and her place. (Kevin Kline as John? One dreams.)

She will age into the most extraordinary Blanche, and when the softness of the flesh arrives, along with the realization of how rare her gifts and her time to enjoy them are bound to be, her Amanda would become that funny, heartbreaking vaudeville act that tries so hard to frighten away time and boredom and old age and bills due and affections withered.

She can stand in a park and perfectly transmit isolation and regret and sadness, and elevate a soap opera into something I can sit through again and again to witness her particular alchemy with the human heart–an organ that needs repair and magic and, like Alma, good lighting and placement.

Intelligence rests easy within her heart. This is so rare that it makes me sad to consider it.

I have had snatches of her type of genius in my life and in my works–but merely snatches, like a line of Conrad in the bustle of the subway. Meryl Streep offers her genius in large bolts, and extends them across whatever she does, and the reward to her seems to be the offering, the giving. 

This is a mess and a dream and a confession. I do not know what to make of it or what to do with it.

Ultimately, it is all I have at this time to offer to her, and I give it fulsomely.

It is thanks. It is the gift I currently have.

Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi-Allahu ‘anhu):

The Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Time will pass rapidly,
good deeds will decrease, miserliness will be thrown (in the hearts of the
people) afflictions will appear and there will be much 'Al-Harj.” They
said, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is "Al-Harj?” He said, “Killing! Killing!”

—  Bukhari Vol. 9 : No. 183