musing

Free Food for Demons

Both Bravat and Ciel are offering free food, but it seems that prostitute might have been right.

It’s not really free since both have ulterior motives. Bravat wants people to join his cult and give their blood. Ciel is trying to lure the people away. So, nothing is free here.

Yet, there is an example of something truly being given away for free in Chapter 118. Soma and Agni giving food to the children.

What if this is all foreshadowing? The soul itself is food for demons. A person gives up their soul to a demon with the plan to gain something. Ciel didn’t promise his soul to Sebastian just to feed a hungry demon. He wanted revenge, so the agreement was made.

What would happen if someone was to offer their soul freely - with no gain for themselves? What if someone was to offer their soul in place of Ciel’s with their only purpose to save Ciel? I doubt Sebastian would take it as he has been ‘seasoning’ Ciel’s soul, but I still can’t help but wonder.

Thoughts?

Embrace

#musing

Hopping in the car to drive the dog to the groomers, I caught the tail end of an interview with Turia Pitt. Turia is renowned as the beautiful (the kind of beautiful you stare at), lively, intelligent geologist and endurance athlete who was caught in a wildfire during an event in the rugged West Australian Kimblerley region. She survived the conflagration but received horrific, disfiguring burns to her face and most of her body. Her story is one of resilience, determination, realism and incredible physical and mental strength, as she came to grips with her terrible injuries, went through years of gruelling surgeries, and learned to cope with people trying not to stare.

She still has the grace and poise of a beautiful woman because inner beauty never dies, and she is still lively and intelligent and an endurance athlete. She no longer works as a geologist but as a writer, public speaker and motivator. She recently appeared in a documentary called Embrace, which is being released in Australia next month, and self acceptance was the subject of the interview excerpt. The film explores body image; interviewing men and women from all walks of life. Turia’s message is one we all know in our hearts but somehow never quite manage to embrace: Go out and do the things you want to do; live and love, strive and fail, but don’t waste your energies picking apart your perceived physical flaws because they really really don’t matter. Embrace yourself.

The film-maker explored the regrets of older women in the documentary, and not one spoke of cellulite or wrinkles.Yet still we focus incessantly on the cosmetic. Back home I saw that our vibrant friend @fatgirlgetsfitatlast had chosen the word ‘graceful’ as her motivating mantra for the day (grace rhymes with embrace). I like the world ‘grace’; it has a ring about it and is not just about your physical presence but can be applied also to an inner state and a way of conducting yourself.

So, inspired by the film, Turia, and Val, I’m choosing ‘embrace’ as my motivational word. Embrace myself. Embrace life. Embrace love. Embrace challenge. Embrace failure. Embrace learning. Embrace the future.

Eat now run later?

26 July 2016
Both of my kids were out the door to work as the weak sun was topping the horizon this chilly morning. I had the luxury of taking my tea back to bed to scroll a bit of social media because I have Tuesdays off. Well, other than business admin and filing.

I am happy to report that last night was my first normal bedtime and wake-up since I returned from France; lights out at 11.10pm, awakening at 6.35am. But now it’s time to get cracking and my first question of the day is eat brekkie now and run after it has cleared my gut? Or run now and eat afterwards?

anonymous asked:

Ok so please, PLEASE say that in the wisdom tooth scenario Neil inevitably slips up and says some things he never intended to let the others know?

things Neil let slip while doped to the gills:

  • a musing wish for longer hair
  • maybe specifically, for a french braid
  • it always looked awesome on Allison
  • the horrified realization Nicky had a Gleam and a Plan in his twinkling eyes and backpedaling straight into saying he’d like to see Andrew with an undercut
  • backpedaling further
  • (not that far)
  • admitting he’s never been to disneyland and doesn’t see the appeal
  • (Allison immediately gets online to make some arrangements)
  • he has vehement feelings about mashed potatoes and how gross they are no matter how much  butter or gravy is added
  • segues into vegetable hate all around
  • you’d think broccoli murdered his mom
  • (oh, er, awkward) 
  • admits he doesn’t mind rainbow colored things
  • or tie-dye
  • or ukuleles??
  • why did his team think he’d hate hawaii?? he’s vaguely offended???
  • no he doesn’t want to go tanning or swimming, swimming’s for fishes
  • he prefers cats to dogs
  • shut up kevin his imaginary cat could kick your imaginary dog’s ass any day
  • (years later, Andrew remembers)
  • (so does Kevin, for a different reason)
  • (Matt is having a field day with his “things Neil likes and doesn’t like” list, though really, how trustworthy is this, where’s your journalistic integrity Matt Boyd)
  • he slips and calls them family
  • twice
  • (Dan and Nicky are dead and gone, good bye, their Neil has slayed them)

  • but
  • he does not let slip
  • the ‘L’ word


  • (he gets really goddamn close, though)

“i refuse to sink”

i see this a lot.
but i guess i refuse not to sink. i don’t know. i don’t want to dwell on the surface, listening to the noise of the world but not really hearing anything
i want to sink. i want to sink or more like plunge to the bottom of the sea, where i have no vision, where my body has been diffused across the whole ocean, the pressure made my body evaporate, all i can hear is the sound of my own soul, i want to sink so i’m reminded why i came to earth at all. sun is opposite pluto today. we keep stepping from the light into the shadow

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𝙸 𝚊𝚖 𝚊 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚑𝚊𝚜 𝚏𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚗
𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚎𝚊 𝚘𝚏 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎.
𝚆𝚎𝚕𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚖𝚎, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙸 𝚜𝚑𝚊𝚕𝚕
𝚋𝚞𝚛𝚗 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚎.
𝚃𝚞𝚛𝚗 𝚊𝚠𝚊𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙸 𝚜𝚑𝚊𝚕𝚕
𝚜𝚑𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚞𝚙𝚘𝚗 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚜𝚞𝚛𝚏𝚊𝚌𝚎.
If for some reason we got a Voltron bodyswap episode, here’s what I’d want:

Hunk and Keith swap

They’d actually have to animate Keith being expressive! And Keith!Hunk trying so hard to still be edgy and mysterious would be hilarious.

Shiro and Coran swap 

Self explanatory. Just imagine it. 

Pidge in Lance’s body

She’d be so TALL and gangly and trip over herself constantly. Lance would constantly be like “so, impressed???” but he’d also be…

Lance in Allura’s body

He’s trying so hard not to be skeevy, but no one believes him.

Allura in Pidge’s body

“OH GOD WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE SECOND PUBERTY MAKE IT STOP”