need to take a moment

transientblueseraph  asked:

*Kicks down the door.* Time for fluff. Libra boys reacting to their significant other calling them by a pet name in public. By accident. 8'D

I am living, if only for this request

Klaus

  • he doesn’t even notice that his nickname was used in public at first by his s/o 
  • he just goes about his business as normal until he looks up with a vague look of surprise on his face
  • then he needs to take a moment to process the fact that everyone heard his s/o’s nickname for him
  • Klaus tries so hard not to be embarrassed and treat everything as he normally would
  • but he doesn’t get really quiet afterwards RIP

Steven

  • he freezes when he hears his s/o using his nickname in public
  • his feels his face get really hot and honestly he just hopes that it’s not a bright red because, um? Embarrassing 
  • he tries to keep his cool he can hear K.K.’s teasing already ugh
  • Steven really!!!! doesn’t want everyone!!!!!! to think that he’s less threatening with the, ah, vaguely embarrassing nickname
  • buries himself in his paperwork to hide the blush on his cheeks

Leonardo

  • Leo immediately flushes a deep red when he hears his nickname aaaaahhhh
  • he kinda wants to just sorta hide from everyone’s scrutiny/their comments on the nickname
  • plus he wants to kick Zapp in the shins really hard, because he will not stop teasing Leo about it
  • he actually does duck under the coffee table and hide there for a bit lmao
  • Leo hides there for a really, incredibly long amount of time and doesn’t respond to anyone because ousdhsaidufhasdifouhsadfiuh 

Zapp

  • he just flat out says ‘oh shit’ when he hears his nickname
  • he can’t back down from everyone though…. he can’t…. his Pride…..
  • gets so snappy and prickly and he almost rips out Chain’s throat when she begins to tease him
  • flushing and blushing a deep red as he scowls at everyone
  • he’s so tempted to not come back to work the next day and tries to hug his s/o next to him (because he doesn’t quite hold a grudge against them, despite everything)

Zed

  • he hides his face in his hands as he goes through the five stages of grief RIP
  • Zed kinda wants to punch Zapp in the throat when he starts to make fun of him 
  • eventually, Zed just goes dead-faced and accepts everything that comes towards him
  • he doesn’t talk to anybody in his silence ;-;
  • well, except for his s/o – which makes him blush even more because, ah, he didn’t think that the nickname was so ridiculous until they said it in public

anonymous asked:

Avohkiis reaction to Nadia showering them in gifts

Avohkii’s hand runs over the statement piece, eyes wide behind their glasses as they look at themself in the mirror. It’s a broad collar made of gold. The design is rather simple, all things considered, with only fanciful designs carved into the precious metal.

“I thought it would suit you,” Nadia says as she helps them fasten the collar. It fits well on their shoulders to her joy, no adjustments needed. It takes her a moment to realize that noise is Avohkii speaking, “What is it?”

“You…no,” they whisper, fingers running over the design as they look away from the mirror.

“It is nothing, Avohkii,” she assures them. Turning them around, she puts a hand under their chin so she can push them to look at her. “Besides, if you’re to be my date to the masquerade, you should certainly look the part.”

Avohkii scoffs as they continue to play with the jewelry. Nadia grabs their hands, pulling them away as she leans down to kiss them.

Sometimes i think about the idea of Common as a language in fantasy settings.

On the one hand, it’s a nice convenient narrative device that doesn’t necessarily need to be explored, but if you do take a moment to think about where it came from or what it might look like, you find that there’s really only 2 possible origins.

In settings where humans speak common and only Common, while every other race has its own language and also speaks Common, the implication is rather clear: at some point in the setting’s history, humans did the imperialism thing, and while their empire has crumbled, the only reason everyone speaks Human is that way back when, they had to, and since everyone speaks it, the humans rebranded their language as Common and painted themselves as the default race in a not-so-subtle parallel of real-world whiteness.

In settings where Human and Common are separate languages, though (and I haven’t seen nearly as many of these as I’d like), Common would have developed communally between at least three or four races who needed to communicate all together. With only two races trying to communicate, no one would need to learn more than one new language, but if, say, a marketplace became a trading hub for humans, dwarves, orcs, and elves, then either any given trader would need to learn three new languages to be sure that they could talk to every potential customer, OR a pidgin could spring up around that marketplace that eventually spreads as the traders travel the world.

Drop your concept of Common meaning “english, but in middle earth” for a moment and imagine a language where everyone uses human words for produce, farming, and carpentry; dwarven words for gemstones, masonry, and construction; elven words for textiles, magic, and music; and orcish words for smithing weaponry/armor, and livestock. Imagine that it’s all tied together with a mishmash of grammatical structures where some words conjugate and others don’t, some adjectives go before the noun and some go after, and plurals and tenses vary wildly based on what you’re talking about.

Now try to tell me that’s not infinitely more interesting.

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Things have been crazy lately so I just wanted to take a moment and remind you to love yourself because you are important!  No matter who you are or where you come from! Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise!

I decided to make a step by step “How-to Jenny’s Witchy Brew” for Self Love ~ Rose Soy Milk Tea <3

Things you will need:

-Rose Tea: I get mine at 99 Ranch Market but it’s essentially just dried rose hips so if you have rose hips that you can dry out, that will work too! You will want to use 6-8 rose buds, the more you add the stronger the flavor!

-Organic Soy Milk: This can be regular milk or almond milk, I prefer unsweetened organic soy milk. If you decide to use soy make sure it’s organic! Brands such as ‘Silk’ isn’t good, even if they claim it’s organic, for some reason it burns and wont cook right. It’s gotta be the real deal! For this recipe you only need 1 cup.

-Honey: Any kind of organic honey will do, if you have herbal honey that’s even better for adding more florals to your tea! I usually add about 2-3 teaspoons, but feel free to add to taste!

-Cinnamon & Nutmeg: This is optional! I like to add just a pinch of both spices to add a little kick to my tea. If you don’t care for spice try ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract instead!

-Sugar: This is also optional, I like my tea to be a little on the sweet side & since we are using organic unsweetened soy milk it helps to really sweeten it up! I only use barely a ½ teaspoon,  but just add to taste!

-Small Pot

-Mesh Strainer: For removing the flowers once it’s cooked.

-Your Favorite Mug! Mine is a black mug with my astrological sign gold leafed into it!

Before starting, take a moment to close your eyes, clear your mind, breathe deeply through your nose and slowly release through your mouth (do this a few times). Visualize letting go of any negativity or weight you may be carrying on your shoulders…now…

<3 LET’S GET BREWING! <3

1- Pour soy milk into pot, turn heat on low

2- Add rose tea, gently crumble a couple of the buds

3- Add cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar

4- Add desired amount of honey; while you slowly drizzle it in feel free to draw symbols with it such as hearts or infinity symbols- whatever you feel is right for helping to instill your manifestations of self love into your tea!

5- Stir your brew clockwise! While slowly stirring visualize the self love that this tea will bring you & say some positive affirmations about yourself such as:

“I love the person I am, I am strong & caring, I am creative, I am beautiful inside and out…” say whatever best suits your needs for self love and take a moment to appreciate the wonderful person you are! <3

6- Let your tea brew for approximately 10 minutes on low stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. DON’T LET IT BOIL! You want to create an infusion of the flowers which means a longer slower heating process. Boiling will mean scorching the flowers and milk!

7- You’ll notice the rose buds will begin to loose their color, remove your brew from the heat to let it cool and allow the tea to steep for about 3 minutes.

8- Remove roses with mesh strainer and compost.

Enjoy!
As you drink, visualize your tea as a pink white healing light of love and remember your affirmations taking deep breaths in-between each sip! <3

I hope you all enjoyed this & that your tea was delicious & full of positive energy! Feel free to try making this with other flowers which have different properties such as: lavender & chamomile for happiness and relaxation!

Much Love <3

friendly reminders to
  • Brush your teeth/floss
  • Wash your face/hair 
  • Put on some lotion
  • Take your medicine
  • Drink some water
  • Tell yourself something good about yourself
  • Take a break when you need it
  • Take a moment to breathe deeply and relax your muscles
  • Eat some fruits and veggies
  • Eat what makes you happy
  • Don’t be so hard on yourself
  • Remember that everything is going to be okay

we need to take a moment to appreciate how viktor nikiforov, inventor of being extra, completely misread yuuri and was firmly believing he would get laid on night one

first, yuuri basically barges into the room where viktor is minding his business and relaxing after his long travel

so he just sees that like: oh great! so you’re just as eager for this as i am? better bless you with a display of my hot bod yuuri i can’t stop thinking about you since the banquet i’m desperate

then all we know is that yuuri screams (same tbh) and then we get this bit of information on the next episode:

so they barely spoke??? yuuri fainted and woke up when viktor was napping??? we’ll never know

but then viktor wakes up, exuding extra realness:

VIKTOR YOU LITERALLY JUST HAD DINNER YOU JUST SLEEP AND EAT HOW DO YOU EVEN MAINTAIN THAT PERFECT BODY

or maybe it’s just hungry for dick which all things considered is a possibility

sO WHILE HE GETS HIS HUNGER SATED HE JUST ROASTS OUR BEST BOY

ouch, vitya, that was harsh??? but it’s also important to remember we get a lot of examples that show viktor isn’t really savvy when it comes about reading people and that he’s capable of delivering harsh truths with a hear-shapped smile on his face

BUT NO!!! YA BOY VITYA IS NOT DONE, as soon as they get some alone time he tries to drop some questionable hints

oh yuuri i’m so sorry i had to be like that earlier, i’m just going for angry coach on the streets, passionate lover in the sheets

which,,,,you know…

AND YET VIKTOR IS JUST LIKE “NAH IT’LL BE FINE HE’S JUST PLAYING SHY/HARD TO GET THERE’S NO WAY TO REFUSE THIS HOT SLAV BODY” AND HE FIRMLY BELIEVES YUURI WILL GO FULL HOMO WITH HIM THAT SAME NIGHT 

HE EVEN BRINGS HIS PILLOW I LOVE THIS MAN SO MUCH??

if anything viktor nikiforov is a symbol of perseverance and has unshakeable confidence in what he does, bless him

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My dear newbie yarn benders,

I love you. You’re wonderful and fabulous and energized about seeing a cool project on the inter-webs and have finally said “yes! I think I could do that! This is the one that will get me into knitting/crochet” With all the excitement and joy in the world you go to the craft store, grab the coolest looking yarn (in the best color, duh) and the cheapest needles/hook you can find (If if needles are too intimidating, you opt for the knitting loom. It comes in a 3 pack! score!). You follow the instructions as best you can with dreams of your project turning out exactly like the professionally taken photograph. Oh my naive, beautiful newbie yarn bender, you are on a craft high. Head so far in the clouds that you don’t realize what has happened until it’s done. We’ve all been here at some point, no matter how skilled a person is. 

My lovelies. Please learn from the mistakes that have already happened. Take the time to learn about gauge and value the materials needed. I am most definitely NOT saying buy the most expensive stuff. I am saying that skien of yarn that is one dollar more will likely make you enjoy the finished product bounties more than the value of one dollar. 

Take the top picture. This was most definitely made on a knitting loom. Im personally not a huge advocate of these. They’re great for learning how knitting works. Not great for endless feats of creativity. You’re limited by the size of the loom which limits you to the size of the yarn as well as the size of the object you make. For something that will not ladder (the long horizontal bits between the “V” stitches) you need yarn thick enough to touch the stitch next to it when wrapped around the loom. In the case of the photo, yarn far too thin was used. 

The next picture looks like it could be arm knitting. Which was a fad I loved. Can we bring this back instead of those pony tail hats? The larger the needle, in this case your arm, the larger yarn you need. The original appears to have multiple yarns being used. Perhaps our newbie knitter didn’t realize that’s an option? Lesson here: Larger needles, larger yarn. Smaller needles, smaller yarn. 

The last picture. This crocheted hippo went through the stretcher! oh no! This is a case of right yarn, wrong size hook. When your needle/hook is larger than your yarn and you put it under tension (in this case, stuffing it) the created fabric will stretch (more-so demonstrated in the first picture). Amigurumi is also hard as shit. The people who do it very well are incredible talented. We should all bow before their prowess. Please don’t try an amigurumi (small figurine knitting/crochet) as your first or even 5th project!

General rule of thumb: if you don’t want holes in your work look for yarn and needle/hook approx same size in diameter.

Alas, you have returned for the craft store. Heading the advice you’ve gotten complimentary yarn and needle/hook. TIME TO START THE CRAFT JUICE!

NO.

NOT YET.

“but whyyyy?” you whine

Because we must first test the yarn.

“But tests are boooooring” says the yarn. 

I agree, talking yarn. Tests are boring and terrible and holy crap tell you if you’re doing something right or wrong. This is useful information to know before creating something beautiful with your HANDS

Also my dear newbie yarn bender, practice makes a better yarn bender. Resist the urge to pump out something fast. Pinterst lied to you. It’s not going to take 1 hour. It will take at least 3 hours and two trips to the craft store. Accept this now. Knitting/crochet is slow ASF. Accept this now. Or find a different hobby. 

So loop on some stitches and knit or crochet your joyous heart out. Then measure it once you get around 5 inches. Count the stitches horizontally and vertically. Then refer to the chart above and make sure everything agrees. Got 12 stitches per 4 inches and using DK (3) yarn? Time to change needles sizes or get your gorgeous self some bulky yarn. Or get yourself some bulky yarn anyhow. Treat yo’self. 

i love you newbie yarn benders! Go forth and create and learn

<3 Stitch

I need to take a moment to bring up the fact that Taylor put Sparks Fly on the album because the fans asked her to

Taylor only performed the original Sparks Fly a couple of times in 2006/2007 but someone put a full live version on the internet and it went viral. Fans would consistently ask her to put the song on a record.

And she LITERALLY DID THAT. she revised some of the lyrics and put it on an album, FOUR YEARS LATER

JUST.

FOR.

US.

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The only thing we need to worry about is the next minute. 

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hockey tough is just regular stupid

in which a steeler doesn’t understand why bones is walking on his peg leg

(ps if someone else could please gif this like the struggle was real since i have no idea what i was doing or if this will work)

lance pulling away from kissing keith to look down at him and just… appreciate the view. he sweeps keith’s hair out of his face to get a better look at his eyes and boooooy………… BIG mistake. lance is, once again, stunned at how unfairly gorgeous keith is, and needs to take a moment to compose himself.

seconds of silence pass, and it’s enough to make keith question if anything is wrong, til lance finally snaps out of it and says ‘god…. how did i manage get so lucky?’

and now it’s keith’s turn to be stunned and he just… can’t respond to that? he really wants to tell lance the same thing, but the words won’t come out, and all this type of affection is very foreign to him, and so instead he says ‘kiss me. please, lance just–’

and lance is more than willing to comply.

procrastination masterpost

There are three important steps in erasing the possibility of procrastination. You are never going to be entirely free from it, as Netflix, video games, sitting around, eating, etc. are never not going to be a temptation. It is a cycle that repeats, but taking the time to develop some self-control is worth it. 

When you are about to work and feeling tempted to procrastinate, there are two things you need to do. The first is to look at this list and identify your procrastination trigger. Next, look through this post to find the solution! After that, during future projects, look at the bottom for procrastination prevention.

common procrastination triggers:

  • perfectionism
  • low energy
  • overwhelmed
  • difficult work
  • boring work
  • distracted

Below are step-by-step solutions, then prevention methods:

perfectionism

Sometimes this is one of the easiest to resolve if you can simply remind yourself of a few things before you begin. Do these things:

  • Whatever you’re doing, treat it as a rough draft. It doesn’t have to be perfect, because you can get the same quality of work by just getting it done and then editing it after.
  • Once you get in motion, you can stay in motion. The “eat the frog” method often backfires for perfectionists, as they often have trouble getting started—try beginning with a simple task, then working through the rest from hardest to easiest.

low energy

  • Take a power nap
  • Get some caffeine
  • Wash your face
  • Get a snack

Anything to make you feel refreshed, energized and ready to go, even if you are tired. Remind yourself that you’ve got this, and you can take a break when you are done. Waiting only increases stress and anxiety.

overwhelmed

  1. Break the task into pieces. If it is simply too much work to do in the time you have, see if you can delay some of it.
  2. Then make a detailed to-do list. Don’t leave anything out. If you are writing an essay, list that as the heading—- then add as sub-tasks the individual paragraphs, bibliography, etc.
  3. Now that you know what you have to do, you are likely to be calmer. Your path is laid out, all you need to do is prepare:
  4. Surroundings that are organized, clean and purposefully equipped lead to productivity. Take a moment to gather your needed items (pencil, notebooks, laptop, etc.), your chosen drink/snack, and anything else you may need. Place them on your desk or any other environment where you can work comfortably.
  5. Take a deep breath, and begin. You got this!

difficult work

If your work is too difficult for you to do immediately, this is likely for one of the following reasons:

  • There is too much work and you do not know where to begin.
  • You do not understand the content.
  • You do not know how to carry out the requirements of the task.

If you are hindered by the first in the list, go back to what to do if you are overwhelmed— the situation is similar.

If you do not understand the content, ask a friend or teacher/professor. If they are unavailable, consult google; Yahoo Answers, Mathway, Wikipedia, Youtube, Khan Academy, even the studyblr community, all are great resources if you lack an understanding of the material.

If you do not know how to do what you are expected to do (common with larger summative projects and papers), consult your teacher/professor. Read any material given to you that may contain instructions, suggestions, or ideas. If you still do not understand, look it up. Or ask a studyblr! My ask box is always open!

boring work

If the work is a lot of “busy work” that is repetitive and unchallenging, just remind yourself why you are doing it. And I don’t mean remind yourself “because my teacher made me do it”— I mean remind yourself why you are on this academic journey. Remind yourself why you started, give yourself some motivation. Then, suck it up, just work and you can get it done.

distracted

I am very easily distracted, so I have been through this. There are two options for people who are easily distracted:

  • Remove all possible temptation or opportunities to procrastinate, or:
  • Surround yourself with distraction.

The first option means a specific process— removing music, blocking websites, clearing your environment, getting rid of everything that could possibly take you away from your work for even a second.

The second option seems counter-intuitive, but I find that it works for me— it seems to force focus. Put on some music, turn on a fan, go in a crowded area (just don’t talk to anyone!), get a drink and a snack, anything. It’s kind of like an “eye of the hurricane” thing. And work hard, focus. You can do it.

other methods

  • If your problem is that you cannot work for a long time without a break, try the pomodoro method. Work for 25 minutes, then take a five minute break. After four pomodoros (25 working minutes, 5 break), take a longer break for 15-30 minutes. 
  • If you just feel like you’re not in a “working mood,” get the ball rolling with a smaller task. Put on some video game music to focus and get into a flow. 

preventing procrastination

  • Remind yourself that you deserve a break— after you get your work done.
  • Remind yourself why you are doing this work.
  • Remember that you have done things that have been more difficult.
  • You got this! I believe in you!
When ever you need to, take a moment to free your mind from anything that may be holding you back for longer than it should. Your life is meant to experience personal growth, and to do this one must not be bound by the shackles of one’s past.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
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