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Some tips to writing gay sex when you aren’t a gay guy:

When your characters are cis men:

  • Preparation can be key. If your character didn’t expect to have sex that night, then he probably isn’t prepared. If there is penetration going to be happening, some men prefer to get themselves ready… y’know… clean up. Otherwise bad stuff can sometimes happen and it’s not pleasant for either person.
  • LUBE. Not spit. LUBE. Spit dries up really easily and it can pull on that sensitive flesh and that’s not a pleasant experience for most people. There are also different types of lube which you can choose from depending on the type of situation!
  • There are other ways of having sex then putting dick in butt. Many other ways. Explore them! This also applies to every other gender.
  • Stretching before penetration is important, it can REALLY hurt otherwise. Your character needs to be relaxed, but don’t overstretch them (that can hurt too). That ain’t fun buddy, don’t put your character through that.
  • Don’t just… have your guy who is on top slam his dick into the other? That’s not fun, put some speed differences in there, have him pay attention to the other’s responses.

When the characters are trans men:

  • All trans men are different, much like all cis men are different, and all girls are different, and all other-gendered-folk are different as well. Each has their own experience with their lives, these notes are just things that I’ve personally learned along the way, so they may not be applicable to everyone!
  • After going on HRT (hormone replacement therapy), men can grow facial hair and get a deeper voice.
  • If your character shows signs of having hormones, he may not be able to produce natural lubrication anymore in his parts. Much like cismen, he also needs lube.
  • Some trans men prefer anal, just cause gender dysphoria can suck sometimes.
  • Try to stray away from calling your trans character terms like ‘tranny’ or other terms that can be hurtful. (Some older generations may find power in the term, so this can change.)
  • Some trans men feel uncomfortable when people start talking about their ‘pussy’, calling them ‘woman’, or wanting to ‘impregnate them’ (which for some people -not all though- is impossible once you’ve been on HRT for a while). You might trigger the aforementioned gender dysphoria again in your readers, but also in your character.
  • It’s not a good feeling, so maybe stray away from that! :)
  • Be kind to your trans man, (and your other characters of course), so give him things that make him feel validated as the man he truly is. Use he/him/his pronouns, be obvious about it.

Feel free to add more! This is not an all-encompassing list!
It’s also good to note that everything changes from person to person, so feel free to do some research and talk to trans and cis men alike, go out and write what you like, what makes you happy!

The tendency of Americans to overestimate what they have accomplished on their own and deny how much they owe to others has been codified in the myth that the colonists came on an “errand into the wilderness” and built a land of plenty out of nothing. In reality, however, the abundant concentrations of game, plants, and berries that so astonished Eastern colonists were not “natural”; they had been produced by the cooperative husbandry and collective land-use patterns of Native Americans. In the Northwest, the valuable Douglas fir forests and plentiful herds of deer and elk found by early settlers existed only because Native American burning practices had created sustained-yield succession forests that maximized use of these resources without exhausting them
—  The Way We Never Were: American Families And The Nostalgia Trap
Stephanie Coontz

I love the whole “Humans are the Weird Aliens” stuff but, like, consider.

One of our future goals in medicine is to be able to perform transplants with no problems, and many people donate their dead bodies for such a thing. Furthermore, we’re resilient as a species and won’t lose a fight until we die.

So a few hundred years from now, we’re integrated into the galactic community, and you don’t want to fuck with a human. Even if you cut they’re arm off, they’ll just take the severed arm and beat you to death with it, and then go to a hospital to get an arm donated by a dead guy grafted on as a replacement.

Consider the idea that maybe only Earth Life naturally produces adrenaline and the rest of the Galactic community treats it like a drug. Imagine having your non-human friend suggesting you go to rehab for your “problem” not realizing it’s literally a biological function?

I’ve seen stuff like Death People and Space Orcs but to be honest we’ll probably be considered more like Drugged Up Death Orcs.

Getting up early is sometimes a struggle even for the best of us. I’m usually a huge night owl and I’m doing my best to try to turn that around; I’ve been finding it more important than ever for me to wake up in time to prep for nonstop 12 hour days. These are a few of the tricks I’ve used to really help me start getting up early and on time. I hope you find them useful!

Find an alarm 

The first thing that you will see and listen to when you wake up is your alarm! Find one that works for you. If a blaring, annoying alarm will jolt you out of bed, use that one; if all it will do it put you in an incredibly sour mood, don’t. Most apps offer quieter alarm options that will gradually get louder. 

For me personally, the only app that works for me is called Alarmy. It works because it forces me to do something in order to stop the alarm. 

Change up your alarm tone

This is the one thing that has really changed my sleeping habits. I didn’t like changing my alarm tone because I didn’t want more than one tone to be “ruined for me” but I realized that after about a month of hearing the same tone over and over, I recognized the tone immediately when it went off and the sense of urgency was lost. I would simply turn it off and go back to sleep. 

By changing my tone. I woke up with a question in mind (”what’s that sound”) that I needed to recognize (mental exertion) and address (physical movement). 

Light

The human body naturally stops producing melatonin when it’s exposed to light; that’s why people tell you to start turning off devices about an hour before going to bed. The first thing I do –after turning off my alarm– is open my blinds to let some natural light in. It makes the entire process less forced since my body actually starts waking up with me and I feel less of an urge to get into bed. 

If you wake up before the sun does, turn on your room lights as soon as you can. Darkness, while comfy in your drowsy state, won’t help you get up early. 

Drink a glass of water

Your body is usually extremely dehydrated when you wake up from a long night in bed. You want to drink some water as soon as you can after you get up. Not only is the temperature change refreshing, it revs up your metabolism to prepare you for the day. 

Hold yourself accountable 

You are probably reading this because there is an important reason why you want to get up early. Keep that reason in your mind. Rather than using it as a threat however, think positively about how it will feel when you accomplish the task at hand. Make it easy for yourself by setting up what you need to the night before. 

Ask others to hold you accountable

If you live with a roommate who gets up earlier than you, ask them to knock on your door or make sure you get on your feet. Human interaction first thing in the morning is a really great way to get your brain and body moving because it requires thought and action. If you live alone, ask someone to call you at a certain time. Make sure you actually get up instead of just hanging up and dozing back off though!

Give yourself a task to complete as soon as you wake up

The reason why I use Alarmy as my alarm is because it literally will not stop ringing until I complete the task it has set for me. Right now, my task is to take a picture of my shower curtain. I do this to actually put myself in the bathroom to make showering in the morning easy. Other things Alarmy has includes math problems (mental exertion), shaking your phone a number of times (physical movement), and scanning barcodes (something like your toothpaste barcode). 

Aside from Alarmy, brewing coffee, walking your pet, or doing your laundry might be good morning tasks to complete as soon as you’re up. 

Best of luck in your endeavors! Happy studying!

Humans and Aliens

So, here we are talking about humans and aliens and how we might be weird to each other, but how about this to chew on. What is humans are the only intelligent species to do this before they actually had any sign there was other intelligent life in the galaxy?

Let’s be honest here. We have absolutely nothing to suggest that life is anything but a phenomena unique to earth and even if it wasn’t, we have absolutely not clue what it would look like after evolving on a planet that might even be very close to earth.

Yet still we speculate, we muse and we wonder. We’ve made serious attempts to look into the cosmos and see if something waves hello. We’ve sent messages into the void and listened to see if something will answer.

What if, in some distant star system hundred of light years away, a species of intelligent beings finally begins to ascend to the stars. What if they start studying space, exploring the galaxy, and colonizing other planets.

What if their instruments start picking up strange signals. What if one of their ships comes across an strange device floating in space that matches no natural entity. What if the more they look at it they realize that these phenomena are not natural. That something produced these things, something intelligent. Something that is not them.

What if the more they study these signals, the more they begin the realize that some of them are messages. Messages to them sent by something hundreds of light years away. What is being said makes little sense, a lot of the information has been degraded by the long travel times and many of their best researchers suggest that whomever made these things might communicate in ways very different from their own.

It throws them into a spin. There is other life in the galaxy, possibly life much like their own, and that life has tried to contact them. How could it possibly know that they exist from that far away? It must know they exist, for how would know to try and contact them?

They debate and ponder, bicker and argue before deciding that the only way to respond is to send a message back. They figure out roughly where these messages originated from by looking at the path the different messages took to pass through different parts of their territory and get a pretty good idea where earth is.

All they can do is hope their reply gets close enough that it can be found, and that the receivers will be able to eventually decipher it.

Meanwhile back on earth, they do get the message, and the response is along the lines of. “HOLY SHIT! We’ve actually made contact with aliens!”

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Lickitox - Alternate Lickitung Evolution

Name: Lickitox
Licking Pokemon
Type: Normal, Poison
Size: 6′3″ | 287.4 lbs
Ability: Sticky Hold or Cheek Pouch (Hidden Ability: Poision Touch)

Evolves from Lickitung with Poision Jab

Description: Lickitung’s gooey saliva possesses a slight toxicity that leaves a tingling or numbing sensation when it licks enemies. When Lickitung evolves into Lickitox, the toxin they naturally produce becomes more potent, poisoning opponents on contact. A special sac in their throat stores their toxic saliva; it is said that the toxin can dissolve anything, and that its virulency increases dramatically if the Pokemon feels threatened. Their long tongue is extremely deft and maneuverable, and has replaced the function of their arms. Lickitox are capable of launching their tongue at incredible speeds, with the resulting strike impacting enemies with several hundred pounds of force.

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justinmeldaljohnsen: A nice pic of these two folks that I’m glad to have gone through some great journeys with. A few words about Taylor, while I’m here: He’s one of the most naturally gifted musicians and producers I’ve ever encountered. His vision for this new @paramore album was clear, from start to finish. His skill, knowledge, and taste led the way. Working by his side, and seeing all these attributes grow and flourish, was very inspiring for me. Expect many more great things from him in the future! Thanks for reading, sorry for the glut of pics, I’m feeling a bit nostalgic.

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Lots of narratives have been going around about why Hillary lost. Most are placing the blame directly on the candidate herself, ignoring a few key points:

1. Hillary won the popular vote by 3 million votes. Yes. 3 million. To minimize this or not take it into consideration proves you are bias in your analysis of why Hillary lost. You don’t win the popular vote by 3 million if you are a truly bad candidate (Hillary also won every single debate). And for historical reference, Al Gore only won the popular vote by 500,000. Hillary won it by 3 million. 3 million votes is no small feat. You cannot ignore this fact if you want an un-bias analysis of why Hillary lost the election. The last two Republican Presidents lost the popular vote!

Also – both popular vote winners Al Gore and Hillary Clinton were hurt by progressives (Nader and Bernie) who got too comfortable after 8 years of a Democrat in the White House. Our side seems to shoot itself in the foot after 8 years in power. As we learned yet again – every vote counts, especially in the swing states. Because guess what? You can win the popular vote and still lose the election due to the electoral college. Progressives blew it big time for the second time in 20 years and hurt our popular vote winners Al Gore and Hillary Clinton. A cumulative 3.5 million more votes for the Democrats!

2. In U.S. politics, one party usually has power over the White House for only 8 years. Very rarely does a party hold onto the White House longer than 8 years. The last time was when Bush Senior won after Ronald Reagan, but then he quickly lost re-election to Bill Clinton. Democrat Al Gore couldn’t even win after Clinton left us with a surplus and booming economy. This usually happens because the side that isn’t in power tends to rise up, while the side that occupies the White House gets lazy and complicit. From a historical perspective, America was already headed towards a Republican Administration in 2016. Combine that with the racist backlash to Obama, and Trump exploiting the rise of worldwide racist nationalism, it’s no wonder their base turned out and ours didn’t. Remember – under Obama, the Democrats have lost 900 legislative seats nationwide and most of the Governorships and state legislatures, too (in addition to the White House and U.S. Congress). The backlash to Obama has been strong and was bound to hurt us in 2016. Point is – in American politics, very rarely does the same party occupy the White House for more than two-terms. This especially holds true when you combine that with racism and the rise of nationalism working against the first African American President. Conservatives were out for blood after 8 years of Obama, while our side shot itself in the foot by allowing Bernie to run as a Democrat (Nader all over again).

3. Just as in the United Kingdom (Brexit), there has been a worldwide resurgence in a nationalistic white working-class. Trump exploited this in a way Bernie Sanders never could have. Why? Because nationalism is being used to scapegoat immigrants and minorities. The 2016 election truly was an election about which party was going to turn out their base (whites vs. minorities). That’s why Hillary spent her time trying to convince us of the dangers a Trump Presidency posed to minorities. And if we had voted in levels similar to 2008, our base would have triumphed. But a core part of our base was missing – young voters that showed up for Obama but not Hillary. Why? Bernie fucking Sanders. Most of the “Bernie-or-Bust” voters I knew were young male progressives who puked at the thought of ever voting for Hillary. They even called Bernie a “sell-out” when he half-heartedly campaigned for her. What a shame. Because in the face of Brexit, every vote counted. Remember – Trump only won the swing states by a total of 80,000. How many “Bernie-or-Busters” were in the swing states? Seriously – never underestimate angry white men showing up at the polls (Brexit and Trump). Our side is much harder to turn out. That’s why every vote counted. And yes… I’m looking at you, college students!

4. Comey. The momentum the 3rd debate victory produced was lost after the Comey letter. The 3rd debate was the debate where “Nasty Woman” was coined. The closet thing the Hillary campaign came to naturally produced momentum. And it (luckily) came near the end of the election in the final stretch. Hillary was riding high after the 3rd debate domination – 11% polling lead. Everyone thought she was going to win and Nate Silver gave her over a 90% chance of winning. But then came the Comey letter. 

His letter also came after the release of Trump’s “pussy grabber” tape. The media narrative switched from “pussy grabber” to “FBI re-opens Clinton E-mail Probe.” The headlines became anti-Clinton rather than anti-Trump. And in American culture, media momentum is huge. That’s why they call it an “October Surprise.” Late deciding voters heavily broke for Trump due to the Comey letter and that’s what made the difference. 

Hillary ordered a complete analysis of the election and the Comey letter was the only new variable from her 11-point polling bump after the 3rd debate to election day. “Pussy grabber” was old news. “E-mails” became front and center yet again. This is why there is currently an independent review of Comey’s actions as we speak. Official protocol says to never release anything about a case if it may sway an election. Why? Because it might turn out to be false. Just like what happened. Comey ultimately retracted the letter in the final hours of the election, but the damage had already been done. Hillary was finished. Her 11-point debate lead – gone. That’s why there is currently an official investigation into Comey breaking official protocol and swaying the election in Trump’s favor. Once this investigation is complete, I’m sure you’ll be hearing from the Clintons.

5. Sexism. The 2016 election proved a far more qualified woman can still lose to a far less qualified man. Actually, Hillary was the most qualified person (man or woman) to ever run for the Presidency. Any man with Hillary’s accomplishments and qualifications never would have lost. It wouldn’t have even been close. Period.

6. Russian interference. We’ll never know exactly how much Russia swayed the election, but the influx of “fake news” targeting Hillary Clinton definitely had an impact on her public perception, especially in regards to her “trustworthiness.” Putin had a vendetta against Hillary because he held her responsible for the protests he faced after his re-election. He also thought Hillary would be far more aggressive and effective than Obama. He’d rather have a puppet and buffoon as President (Trump) than the brilliant Hillary Rodham Clinton.

7. The media. Hillary’s e-mails were made to seem just as bad as the millions of horrific things Trump did over the course of his 4-times bankrupt career. The false equivalence was mind-boggling. In the pursuit of trying to appear “un-bias” by saying both sides were equally corrupt, they ended up being bias against Hillary and helping Trump win the Presidency. The actual un-bias viewpoint is that nothing Hillary has done is anywhere near the level of deplorable things Trump has done. But the media made Hillary seem just as bad as Trump in order to give the impression that they were being “objective.” 

I truly hope the media did some soul-searching after the 2016 election. Tearing down Hillary and glorifying Trump – giving rise to his “cult-of-personality” has really bitten you in the ass, hasn’t it? Now you have at minimum 4 years of covering a manipulative propaganda artist con-man who just likes to play head games. Have fun!!

8. Republican witch-hunts. Republicans abused their power, which led to 8 separate Benghazi investigations. More investigations than Pearl Harbor, the JFK assassination, and 9/11. Yet Hillary was never found of any wrongdoing and came out victorious after her triumphant 11-hour Benghazi testimony. Unfortunately, after so many fake “scandals,” Hillary’s image had been damaged. Which was the entire point of these fake scandals – even if Hillary isn’t guilty, we can still accuse her of corruption and plant seeds of doubt. But rather than viewing the Republicans as the corrupt ones, manufacturing fake Clinton scandals and wasting tax-payer money, many Americans drank the Clinton hate kool-aid (even progressives).

All of these factors led to the “perfect storm.” Which is why we needed every single vote in every single state. Yet Hillary still managed to win the popular vote by 3 million despite Russian interference, Bernie mania, multiple witch-hunts by Republicans, 11-hour Benghazi testimony, sexism, a media hell bent on false equivalency, a rise in worldwide racist nationalism, one party historically only occupying the White House for 8 years, and the devastating Comey letter. 

3 million more votes. Despite it all. A majority of Americans agree with our vision and our values. By the millions. And that’s not even taking into consideration ID laws and voter suppression of minorities, which greatly decreased the amount we won by.

“But, you know, then at the end, we had the Russians and the FBI deal. She couldn’t prevail against that. She did everything else and still won by 2.8 million votes.

The finest vote counter in America is Nate Silver. He told you what costed the election.” ~President Bill Clinton

A political icon and legend. Was going for round 3 in the White House. And we all know she ran it the first two times.

Why taking honey doesn't harm bees

Bees actually dont spend their entire lives collecting honey! Bees only collect honey for storing at the very end of their life. For most of their lives they are nurse bees, or collecting pollen and nectar for short term storage (like feeding their brood) Baby bees actually eat a mix of uncured nectar and pollen, not honey.

A bee colony in an area like texas will need about 50 pounds of honey to make it through winter with more to spare. Because these bees were bred to store more honey than they naturally need, colonies often produce upwards of 80 pounds of honey a year.
A good beekeeper will not harvest honey from a first year bee colony because they need a surplus to build comb with. After the first year the bees will produce very little, if any, brood comb as it is already large enough to sustain a good population. A second year bee colony will produce far more honey than necessary.

Lets say you were to just leave the bees alone, letting them build up honey.
Firstly, your bees would swarm. Swarming is a dangerous thing for bees, very few swarms survive. They risk being sprayed by humans or moving into bad places (such as inside someones house)
Another thing that can happen when youre colony swarms is small hive beetle. Small hive beetles take advantage of any unguarded honeycomb (after a swarm there will be less bees guarding the comb) and they will wreck havoc. I have seem this first hand and its is awful. Too much honey is not a good thing.
It’s irresponsible to let the bees run out of room like that, which is why taking honey is useful. You take a box of honey, and you put an empty one on. Now that the bees have more space to build comb, their swarming instict will be surpressed. A honeybound hive is easily at rist of collapse.
Although it sounds nice to “leave all the honey for the bees” it honestly is not helping them. They have absolutely no need for such a surplus they were bred to collect.
I know this sounds like a dumb human who acts like they know more than the bees, but its true.

PSA

I personally do not buy clown milk but if you do! Pleaseeee make sure you are buying an ethical brand. Many common chocolate clown milk brands like TruGoof and Shamhonk Farms source their milk from caged clowns. Clowns - EVEN DAIRY CLOWNS - need at least 30 feet to roam as most dairy clown breeds are somewhat territorial. 

Clowns kept in cages rarely live past ten years, compared to the 40+ you can expect from most large breeds of clown. 

This clown is clearly unhappy and aggressive due to the close proximity of other clowns. From the fading in his mane, he is most likely also pellet-fed rather than given the fresh candy floss and corn dog meat that should make up the core of his diet.

Free-range clowns produce better milk with less need for antibiotics, and it’s more humane and much better for the lifespan of the clown!

This is what a proper clown corral should look like, lots of space, widespread feed stations, structures where clowns can keep themselves entertained! Some good chocolate milk brands that use habitats like this are FairLaugh and Prarie Farms. Please keep this in mind next time you’re shopping for clown milk. 

Also: remember that clowns only naturally produce chocolate and strawberry milk, with a few breeds of mime capable of producing blueberry. Any other flavors are most likely from genetically modified clowns or clowns that were put on unhealthy flavor hormones, and should be avoided!

If you’ve got the time and the inclination, what’s to stop you showing up on the hour at any lecture hall at any university and becoming the guest lecturer? Nothing, that’s what! Professors are always late and campus police don’t know the difference. All you need to do is walk in and get talking.

“What’s this class all about?” is a great opener. While you wait for someone to raise their hand and say “noses”, or “smelling”, or “science”, draw a big rectangle on the blackboard. You can always use a rectangle.

When some kid says “Last week the professor said we’d be looking neurological processing of olfactory stimuli,” you can shake your head and smile and say “just explain it to me like I’m 10 years old.”

This time they’ll definitely say “smelling”, and you can turn that rectangle on the blackboard into a truck.

“Imagine a truck,” you could say. “It’s parked on your top lip. And when you smell something, the men load up all that smelling information into the back of the truck. Who can tell me what comes next?”

Wait for them to say “they drive the truck up your nose,” then say “Exactly! They begin the perilous journey up your nose. They’ll dodge all the boogers and thick black hairs, and finally they’ll arrive at your brain.”

Next, discredit the professor who’s walked in. “You slept with a student!” is a classic for a reason. Even if he hasn’t, he won’t stick around to argue the point!

“When the truck arrives at the brain, the men unload the truck and they show all the smells to the loading dock workers. They decide whether something is a good smell or a bad smell. Sometimes, the workers get confused. Like people who think poop smells good! We’ve all got a friend like that. Who thinks that, by a show of hands?”

If no one raises their hand, you could try saying “It’s natural… how bad can a substance produced naturally by the human body be? It’s normal to be curious. What about you,” and here you want to point at someone in the front row, “you might be interested to know that I have a very natural diet. That means a great texture and aroma.”

If there are no takers, you probably still have half an hour to get to the next lecture hall. Good luck!

{PART 10} I Won’t Stop You // Jeon Jungkook, Vampire!AU

Originally posted by jengkook

Pairing: Jungkook x Reader

Genre: Vampire!AU, Fantasy, Angst, Smut 

Summary; As Jungkook watches you become more acquainted with cousin, he also manages to share some of his worries concerning you; with Taehyung being able to draw out Jungkook’s true heart of the whole situation.

I update this series every Tuesday evening, 9pm-10pm (UK Time)

{Part 1}// {Part 9} {Part 10} {Part 11}

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here are some things I do for sleep~

reminders

▸ I usually use a total of three alarms: a morning alarm, a noon alarm to remind me to turn off my ringer before class, and a night time alarm. When I wake up to turn off my morning alarm, I make sure to turn on my noon and my night alarm, which is set to 30 mins before my ideal bedtime (I set it to 30 mins because that’s usually how long it takes for me to shower / freshen up / wind down but you can set it to however much time it usually takes you)

▸ I also use a free app called ‘to bed’ which calculates the amount of sleep you should be getting according to your age and sends you a reminder to begin getting ready for bed. 

▸ but remember, alarms and reminders can only do that: remind. the rest is up to your self discipline and a lil’ helper called melatonin

melatonin 

this hormone is naturally produced for you by your brain to help you get into sleep mode but due to usage of artificial light around us, the hormone is suppressed. the good news is, you can get melatonin through supplements. but if you have a special condition / are skeptical about it or anything like that please talk to a doc first.

○ I use a brand called ‘KAL’ and there are 60 5mg lozenges in one bottle which is about 8 usd on amazon. Since it’s a lozenge, you don’t have to swallow it + it tastes lemony and good~

routine

▸ this is my usual evening routine (exceptions are sometimes made for when I need to study until late / something like that but this is what I normally do)

○ eat dinner + drink tea and take melatonin (if we have dinner later, we eat something lighter. also, tea at night is usually a herbal tea / a night time tea)

○ tidy and turn on lamp (I like to clean things up a bit before I sleep so that I can wake up to a tidy space. I don’t let things get too messy so this takes 5 minutes. I also turn off all the lights except for a lamp. also, my alarm usually rings right about now)

○ shower / freshen up

○ turn off lamp and turn on diffuser (my diffuser also has a soft light which serves as a nightlight + it turns off automatically after an hour or so) 

○ pray / turn down temperature / turn on morning alarm

○ sleep~

late nights?

▸ Once in a while I have late nights, where I’m up studying / just having trouble falling asleep / something like that. but that’s alright. 

▸ I have to wake up pretty early every morning, and I want to be well rested which is why I go to sleep earlier. but in the case that I do sleep very late, I go on a website called ‘sleepyti.me’ which calculates sleep cycles and set my alarm according to what it tells me. This way, I can still wake up feeling somewhat refreshed and I can take a short power nap later on in the day if I need to.

▸ If you regularly have trouble falling asleep / are always sleepy / something like that please talk to a parent / a doc about it. It might be an effect of an unhealthy lifestyle / another problem or it might be a sleep disorder such as insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, etc. 

I hope this was helpful, and I wish you a healing, soothing sleep~ You can do this!

hana from kiyoko-studies

Moon in Cancer 🌊

The Moon has her own kingdom, Cancer, and there’s nowhere else she can call home. A gorgeous city built on silver and partially immersed in the sea; among statues and monuments of long forgotten families, translucent water pours everywhere abundantly.

The Cancer Moon individual is highly sensitive, and their emotional state changes abruptly according to the phases of the transiting Moon. The emotional structure is partially immersed in water, and so is profoundly receptive to surrounding energies and events, such as the contacts the Moon receives in her monthly waltz through the Zodiac. In a single month, the Moon is able to contact every astrological planet and point in multiple ways, always receiving other planets’ energies and reflecting them to us. This is the perfect symbolism of how a Cancer Moon’s emotions can fluctuate over time.

The Moon’s energy, Cancer, is one of protective love and emotional security. Cancer Moon individuals excel in taking care and nurturing others, distributing love and affection as if these watery feelings overflowed from their hearts, pouring tenderly around them into twinkling water pools.

This is an individual who can be much attached to their mother or maternal figure, who was probably a very tender and nurturing presence, maybe super protecting the child and fulfilling all their needs. The Cancer Moon individual tries to re-enact their experience as a child becoming a maternal figure in their adult life, taking care of people, listening to their troubles and helping in any way they can. So much watery power is able to heal and protect others in apparently subtle but strong ways, sure as the tides.

Combining receptivity from both Cancer and the Moon, those with the Moon in Cancer are intuitive and should be in touch with their maternal instincts, which may prove themselves helpful in times of need. Understanding other people’s feelings and emotional conditions is a natural ability, producing a strong sense of empathy. Cancer Moon people also have strong attachments to their emotional memories, to their origins and to their families, maybe to the point of being dependable or stuck in the past if these energies are unbalanced. They can still hear the song of the sea from which they were born.

Cancer is an archetype that teaches security through insecurity. After all, Cancer is a cardinal sign; its purpose is to initiate and install the seed of change and transformation. However, moving forward into the future can be hard for a sign so deeply connected to the past. An unbalanced Cancer energy is also one that needs other people’s constant approval to act in the best way that they can, as if insecurity impaired their ability to produce affection and care for others. They’re ultimately afraid of exposing the Crab’s tender insides and being hurt. 

The Cancer Moon’s ultimate purpose involves repetitive crisis of loss and abandonment through Scorpio and realizing, through Pisces, that love and security should be found within one’s own emotional self. Illuminating the dark sky with silver cardinal energy, Cancer Moons should be able to feel secure within their own selves, expanding their protective energy outwards after drowning feelings of insecurity and vulnerability. They must acknowledge the immense watery power they’ve been blessed with. They’ve got the potential to be extremely persistent, moving forward despite their emotional suffering, for there is always another wave to come.

The Cancer Moon individual comes from a celestial palace, an aqueous marble shelter abundant in food and warmth, where friends and family will always find themselves surrounded by the holy protection of the sea.


thanks for sharing! i hope it helps.

Mercury in the 12th house - The Hiding Diary

“If you drink much from a bottle marked ‘poison’ it is certain to disagree with you sooner or later.” ― Lewis Carroll.

Nobody imagines like Mercury in the 12th. The mind is a canvas that uses thoughts as water colour brushes to design the illustrious ideal. It rides a vessel of solitary confinement to find messages from mermaids in bottles from a secret sea. Visual imagery, abstract fantasy, and psychic activity blend together and produce natural creativity and receptivity that borders on telepathy. But Mercury can become delirious and disoriented in 12th house water. Mental activity operates in the subconscious and the mind hides like a white rabbit. In social situations, Mercury vanishes to a distance place and takes her thoughts along too. She can seem vague, evasive, uncertain, and away with the pixies. It’s possible to become easily over stimulated, disturbed by noise, and exhausted by the unspoken words she hears through her psychic mind. There can be a mental paralysis and long periods of hibernation along with shyness and intriguing privacy. Dreams can be so graphic, lucid, and stimulating that she wakes up tired. The double theme of the trickster with Mercury and the 12th house can riddle dream with real life and real life with fantasy. 

Mercury can be the mimic magician of imitation in the 12th house. The mind can become the still, silenced, cerulean oceanic reflection and drift into meditation with entrancing ease. It may only take a short period before the individual is mirroring the mental mannerisms around her. She can read the hidden and emotional messages in conversation and focuses on the subjective experience. Listening with a sensitive ear, the individual takes more notice of things left unsaid. She can read the story in the their eyes and their body language like a book. There is a hypnosis acquired when she is counselling, advising, and soothing crisis. Words become cleansed in the tears she refuses to let anybody see her cry. She delivers her supportive message with a Neptune analgesia that tranquillises, rests, and restores her company into a state of serenity. This quality requires routine self-nurturing. The individual must go into hiding with her white rabbits and harvest from the source of solitude. Lack of boundaries drown out her own thoughts with her company’s spoken and unspoken voices. She can become so sensory or physically overloaded that her mind halts to a standstill. She doesn’t know what belongs to her or what direction she was going. Alone time makes it possible to hear and comprehend what she is truly thinking. She can raise authentic knowledge from the subconscious.  

Once a dreamer, always a dreamer resonates with Mercury in the 12th. As a child, the individual lived in two worlds, existing in an imaginative exile that she visits to this day. She may have been unfocused, uninspired, and abstract at school. This may have generated routine reprimand for her dreaming, disengagement, and failure to stay on task that leaves long term doubt in intelligence. She may feel overwhelmed or intimidated by study material and convince herself she isn’t up to the task. She may also be overly shy and unsure to ask for help from academics. The memory can seem unreliable in material terms, but the individual remembers everything. She converts factual memory into dream that returns to her when she needs it. Ideas are exchanged through creative mediums that inspire the spirit, and the mind has a creative way of expressing emotions. The response, immersion and delivery of information is based on the individual’s state of mood. Intuition is delivered as thought that may be spoken through a distinguishable voice. The colour run of imagery and calligraphy produces an imagination mosaic in detailed and divine designs. It can make the individual a brilliant creative writer, poet, story teller, children’s writer, or even an automatic writer. She watches another white rabbit hurry away with her mind, and she searches through every rabbit hole to find it again and again. Where she goes nobody knows, and least of all, herself. 

-C

[art: Nicoletta Ceccoli]

Inheritance | Pt. 2

Pairing: Yoongi x reader
Genre:
hybrid!au, fluff (later), smut (later later)
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Warnings:
none in particular
Notes:
This one is a lot shorter, but as I said originally this whole thing was meant to be one massive oneshot/two-shot, and I’m just splitting up the segments and publishing them separately so it’s not a massive rushed mess. ❤

After your grandmother passed she left everything to you. Her house, her fortune, and apparently… her cat? The grumpy male hybrid you encounter at her house is anything but the tame housecat you’d expected to find. Fulfilling your grandmother’s last request to look after him becomes a lot harder when he seems to be avoiding you, and your dissatisfied relatives start stirring up trouble.

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My face when the fandom tries to compare a brainwashed, drugged Ray’s crimes to that blonde Marshall Applewhite wannabe’s crimes.

Rika was literally controlling him, y'all. Don’t forget that. It wouldn’t make any difference if she was a man, I’d still hate his cult leader, ‘stabbing my ex cuz he doesn’t love me anymore’ ass. You can’t compare the situations, Ray is Rika’s victim.

She took a boy that knew next to nothing about the world because of his extremely abusive mother who didn’t let him outside, and started giving him a drug that flooded him with dopamine. She convinced him to hate his brother for leaving him in order to make him dependent on her and only her. Ray clung to her because she made him experience happiness for the first time, even if it was fake and drug induced.

The drug is never fully explained, but it causes hallucinations and makes you ill after prolonged use, and Ray has been using it for years. I know from my experience with psychedelics, that if your mind is not in the right place when you take drugs, it will seriously fuck you up. It can change your worldview and personality completely. Set and setting are extremely important, and mentally unstable individuals should not take it.

I was in a terribly depressed mood for hours once after taking LSD, just from watching the first episode of Trailer Park Boys, my mind was stuck on a loop of how truly terrible their lives are. This show is a fucking comedy, and it had me in a bad mental spot for about 6 hours. Just imagine what it would do to a boy who has had the life Ray has.

There’s a reason for the term ‘trip baby sitting.’ Other’s influences are really strong, and if you start to spiral into a bad place, you need someone to talk you through. Rika obviously used this vulnerable state that she induced in Ray to shape his mind for her selfish purposes.

I’m sure there was a trial and error period before they got the dosing to the point where people could function well while on it, so Ray has probably been in the state V was at one point or another. And we all saw how depressed V was after it began to wear off. Ray doesn’t take the elixer regularly because it hurts his stomach. So hes on a constant drug induced wave of depressed followed by a forced high from dopamine. Speaking of dopamine, his ability to produce it naturally is probably completely shot from prolonged use.

The elixer seems to have some psychedelic properties, but it’s definitely mixed with something else to cause physical harm. Psychedelics only cause psychological damage, hence the name, and there’s no known case of overdosing on them. Mixing drugs is very, very dangerous, and I can guarantee that Rika isn’t qualified to do so safely. Take note that we never see her taking it.

Long story short, Rika fucked Ray up mentally. If he stopped taking this drug, or never took it to begin with, I highly suspect he wouldn’t have been so committed to Rika or to ‘paradise.’ Would he be pretty fucked from past trauma? Definitely. But I really don’t believe he would be so far gone if Rika hadn’t lied and manipulated his mind.

All I’m trying to say here, is I’ve seen a lot of people defending her, saying the fans would like her if she was a guy, or excusing her actions because of mental issues, or saying Ray is just as bad, and that’s simply not the case. Ray sympathizers aren’t ignoring his crimes, we’re just aware that he’s been manipulated into them, and that makes all the difference. And its really a disservice to fellow fans to think they aren’t aware of or don’t care about the bad things Ray has done. We want him to be happy because he never stood a chance, because we know that deep down, he’s actually not a bad person, he’s just been used as a puppet for Rika’s selfishness, and that HE DESERVES BETTER.

Rika, however, seems to be truly, deeply malicious. No one is manipulating Rika. This is all her. I would hate her just as much if she was a man, because these actions cannot be excused no matter what. In my book, she’s just as bad as other cult leaders, like Marshall Applewhite and Charles Manson, who are, you guessed it, MEN. I have no sympathy for whose who use the vulnerability of abused people for their own purposes, which is a big reason I don’t like religion in general, but that’s a whole other rant that I won’t get into here.

Sorry for getting so serious, just felt it needed to be addressed. I’ll be back to regularly scheduled programming soon.