Hey, you. Yeah, you. Reading this right now. Stop what you’re doing for a few minutes and read this, okay? It’s important. It’ll only take a few minutes, I promise.
Let me start off by telling you how incredibly brave you are. I’m serious. You’re living in an uncertain world, and you still woke up today. It doesn’t matter if you got out of bed. If you got dressed. You’re awake. You’re here, with us. With the community online that loves you. You’re here. You could have hidden yourself away today. But you didn’t. You were brave and came to be with your friends today.
You know what else, though? You’re a wonderful person. No, don’t argue. Just listen for now. It’s okay. You don’t have to believe it for it to be true. You have been through so much. It has made you stronger. You are so strong. That doesn’t mean you have to be strong all the time, though. You’re allowed to be weak. You’re allowed to need to lean on someone. It’s okay. Nobody is going to judge you for that. If they do, they must have forgotten that they’ve had to lean before, too.
You are not a mistake. You’re not worthless. You bring joy to peoples’ lives. You might not even know the people that you bring joy to, but they’re there. They exist. Just like others bring joy to your life. That’s an important thing to be a part of. We need more joy in the world. I’m so glad that you’re here to help with that. I’m so proud of you for being here.
You are wanted. You are needed. If something were to happen to you, there are people that would miss you. People who would ask what happened to you. There are people that care about your wellbeing. We love you. It’s okay to come to us when everything feels hopeless. You’re not worthless. I promise.
I’m so, so proud of you and so happy that you’re here, reading this right now. I’m so happy that you’re still with us. Please don’t go where your friends can’t follow. Nobody in the world can replace you.
You can keep scrolling now. Just remember that there’s someone out there that cares about you, okay? Have a good rest of your day.
My forever growing movie list of everything I love
• The Kings Of Summer
• Blue Valentine
• Big Fish
• Kick-Ass 1&2
• Scott Pilgrim Vs the World
• Youth In Revolt
• Palo Alto
• Adult World
• Two Night Stand
• The First Time
• The Theory Of Everything
• All The Wilderness
• Love, Rosie
• What If
•The royal Tenenbaums
• Moonrise kingdom
• The Darjeeling limited
• The life aquatic with steve zissou
• Bottle rocket
• Stuck in love
• The squid and the whale
• The kids are all right
• Up in the air
• Grand Budapest hotel
• The Spectacular Now
• Ruby Sparks
• Now is Good
• Little Miss Sunshine
• Inside Llewyn Davis
• The Art Of Getting By
• The Descendants
• It’s kind of a funny story
• (500) Days of summer
• Nowhere Boy
• Grand Budapest Hotel
• Art School Confidential
• Away We Go
• A place beyond the pines
• Let me in / let the right one in
• The aviator
• What’s eating Gilbert grape
• Seeking a friend for the end of the world
• Zombie land
• Age of Adeline
• Staten Island Summer
• Yours Mine And Ours
• The Way Way Back
You have this positive energy and are a really fun person to be around. You make most people happy and you're great at complimenting people. Nobody feels bored around you specially because you know how to party and make everything super fun. You're really fun.
You definitely give the best and most fun presents. You can make smallest things look so much worth it with all the love and time you worked on the present to make it meaningful and beautiful. Your doors are always open for those in need and you can make your home feel like home to others. You're really kind.
You have a great sense of humour and make almost everyone around you laugh. If someone is having a gloomy day you can make them forget all their sorrows and misery with your jokes and charming personality. You're definitely the best first date (and ofc more dates ;)) for people because you can make awkward situations almost funny and make people forget that few minutes ago things were awkward. You have a great smile. You make people feel all fuzzy and warm.
You're someone people find easy to rant to. Probably because you're a great listener and try your best to support people when they're feeling blue. If someone would call you in the middle of the night and ask you to come over, because they're not feeling so good, you will be there with ice cream and you're ready to let the person spill all what is troubling them. You don't judge people and try to give people a chance. You really do have a heart made out of gold.
You're really loving and caring to those you love. You're generous and try your best to make people comfortable. People find you soothing and super charming. You're just a big kitty who wants to hug everyone, except those who hurt people you care about, then you roar!
If someone stands up for their friends that would be you. Nobody can hurt the ones you love, that's just not going to happen on your watch! You make people feel really secure and you bring people comfort. If someone wants to watch a movie you might not be all that interested in, you watch it anyway, but of course discuss it heavily afterwards ;). You have the ability to discuss about things without making it an argument. You're a peace maker.
You're great at comforting people and make them forget their sorrows, however people who hurt you or your friends you don't let go so easily. Nobody can get get away with being mean! You easily charm people and you show most people kindness and try your best to be understanding and forgiving. You're really sweet.
You're really ambitious, if you have laid your eyes on some specific goal you try everything in your power to make it happen, no matter what! Since you have such a strong will power a lot of people look up to you and admire you. You're loyal to your friends and family and almost nothing can change that. You're sort of like a fluffy ambitious dog!
You're almost always in a good mood. Like wow all Sagittarius' I know are always smiling! Everyone around you will sooner or later start smiling because you bring such positive aura. You stand up for people even those you don't know very well because you believe in justice. And you can be really convincing let me tell you that.
You're really passionate about things you love and give it your all into almost everything you do. You're really friendly and people flock around you, it's really hard to not like you.
You're really smart, like a wikipedia woah! If it's about a random fact you'll know about it. You love teaching people around you and people really appreciate you for it. Almost no one sees an Aquarius mad because you almost never are. You're really chill and people find it cozy to be with you.
You have a really strong personality. It's hard to forget about you. Just like Scorpio you are very ambitious and try to make it to the top. You'll definitely succeed in everything you put your heart to because you're really strong. Don't forget that!
Stemming from the old Scots word, a “glamour” (always spelt with the British “ou”, as we are referring to the spell not the trait) is a kind of magickal spell or enchantment that a person casts upon an object, a person, or themselves to confuse, bewitch or obscure the senses of other observers. For instance, a pickpocket may use glamours as a means of assisting in the avoidance of detection, and a secret Witch may use a glamour to hide their spell supplies. Glamours are also one of the primary spells that the Fae Folk use to hide their presence, and also to make mischief and cause harm to intrusive or blundering humans who offend them.
Why have I never heard of this before?!
Probably because it’s not very flashy and, by its very nature, it’s centred around concealment. Glamours are very powerful, very useful spells, but they don’t involve love or money or luck or happiness and so they tend to be overlooked by most novice or self-taught Witches. They’re also quite hard to perfect, and so many more experienced Witches give up before they have mastered them.
They are simultaneously very simple spells to perform, but very difficult to perfect, as they require significant effort of Will and a lot of practice but if you achieve a true glamour it can be one of the most powerful spells in any Witch’s arsenal. It’s also worth noting, however, that glamours do not conceal things from machines. Machines like metal detectors, security cameras and proximity detectors don’t have minds, and as such they cannot be fooled by magick that affects the mind and how the brain perceives senses. They also work poorly on animals, especially cats. Do not try to fool a cat with a glamour. Dogs are often confused by glamours, but generally see through them with time, and snakes and lizards are completely immune as far as I can tell (since their minds are not concerned with things that glamours affect).
OK, but how do I cast a glamour?
The first step is, as with all spells, to decide to do it. Decide “I am going to cast a glamour”. Know it in your soul, know that what you will do is magick, it is a glamour, and that it’s purpose is to hide yourself. Glamours on yourself are generally the easiest to start with, because they are the easiest kind with which to tell when something needs improving.
Secondly, you must visualise strongly - and I mean REALLY strongly, let it consume your being - the purpose of the glamour. Fill yourself with the knowledge how how it will work, what it will do, how it will work. If you are looking for a glamour of imperception, whereby you attempt to make yourself hard to see by convincing the minds of people around you that you are utterly uninteresting and forgettable, fill yourself with that. Let to complete and utter truth of that ring through your head;
“I am forgettable, I’m not even here. You don’t remember me, I’m utterly boring, I’m just another part of the background. Everything about me is empty and dull. There is nothing here”
And similar such truths. Let your Willpower make them true, let their truth fill the world around you through the strength of your visualisation.
Thirdly, sustain it. This is the hardest step, but a glamour will only last for as long as it is sustained and remembered. If you are visualising a glamour on something that moves or changes (such as yourself) this can involve literally constant reinforcement - never ever stop thinking those reinforcing statements and pouring all your Willpower into them. For objects that are more static, for instance a chest containing spell supplies, this can simply involve a period of refreshment every evening whereby you place your hands upon it and refresh the enchantment you’ve placed upon the chest, reminding it of how completely ignorable and boring it is, reminding it that nobody will open it because nobody will care enough to try, that nobody will notice it because it’s so dull it’s not even there.
That seems REALLY hard, is there a simpler way?
The short answer is, no. This is why glamours are often quite unpopular - despite their obvious power and usefulness, the sheer effort of Will that goes into the construction of a glamour, and the amount of practice you need to get really good, can scare off a lot of Witches from truly persisting. Those who need glamours are often the only ones who are really any good at them - the best glamour-caster I have ever known developed her skill during her life as a pickpocket, when she used glamours to avoid getting caught. The simple fact that she has no criminal record attests to their efficacy! But, it took her a very long time to get that good, and most Witches simply don’t care enough to try.
However, I urge you to do so! It’s such a rewarding skill, even if only so that you can be the undisputed champion of paintball and laser tag in your friend group because nobody ever sees you in the shadows.
So there you are! The ancient, powerful, and mostly-overlooked art of glamours! I hope this helped all you lovely Witches!
Animals are not decor, fish are not decoration, fish are not aesthetics, they are sentient beings that need proper care.
Jars, flower base, “fish bowls” aren’t suitable homes for our aquatic friends, I know popular knowledge tells you betta fish are cheap, easy and can live in any thing with water, but this is animal abuse.
Nobody is born knowing and it’s ok if you thought your little friend was gonna be happy in those conditions, BUT it’s now a responsibility, ignorance is not a sin, but if you know what your pet needs and you still don’t want to take proper care of them, you shouldn’t own one.
Internet is a blessing and you can easily research about proper care, here are the basics:
Betta Fish need at least 2.5 gallons,but the more the better.
Betta Fish need a low or non flow filter, without this there could be dangerous amount of ammonia and waste in the water.
Betta Fish need a heater, they do better in 74-81 °F
Betta Fish need water conditioner, anti-stress
One tank = One betta.
Decoration: They need hideouts and plants, they can be live plants or silk plants, plastic can hurt their fins.
They need a LID, they tend to jump.
Fish are PETS, and NEED you to be responsible, it might be just a fish for you (I hope it’s not) but for them YOU are their entire world, our pets rely 100% in us, their health is a responsibility.
Don’t come out unless you’re sure you’re not gonna get in trouble for it or even get kicked out, especially if you’re a minor. Stay safe and closeted!!
You don’t owe your coming out to anyone: not you parents, not your friends, nobody. Put yourself and your comfort first. Come out in your own terms, when you feel ready and safe to do so!!
You don’t have to come out to everyone you know all at the same time, either. Pace yourself, value who you trust with this and who you don’t. It’s ok if you prefer to come out to your close friends first and then your family, or viceversa, or another scenario entirely. You’re not doing anything wrong!!
Don’t out anyone. It’s doesn’t matter how well meaning you are, nor if you know they’re not gonna get in trouble for it, nor if you’re gay/trans yourself, don’t out anyone.
What is/are the most valuable things you learned in college (not necessarily academic) ?
literally nobody actually has their shit together. not you. not your friends. not the grad students. not the professors. no one. and that’s okay :)
connections and networking are so fucking important
things usually only seem like a big deal because your perspective is so limited. even if it doesn’t seem like it, 20 years on this earth really isn’t all that much. there are grander things to come, both good and bad
if you don’t care about it for other people, other people probably don’t care about it for you - so stop stressing the little things and being so hard on yourself
it’s fun to stop being so goddamn humble and actually acknowledge your achievements and hard work
if your professors respect you, due dates and deadlines are really more just suggestions ;)
i learned how to let go. college years are so full of goodbyes
Alex is Belle, Maggie is The Beast. Maggie is upset bc people keep calling her cute all night and she’s like ‘i’m not cute, bitch. i’m scary’
Alex and Maggie both go as Superman, just to annoy Kara
Alex and Maggie both go as Kara, just to annoy Kara
Everyone goes as Alex and Maggie (button downs tucked into tight ass jeans, leather jackets)
Maggie is Princess Peach. Alex is Mario. They make Kara go as Bowser and Winn as Toad.
J’onn always wins best dressed, bc he just transforms into other people
Alex goes as Kara. Maggie goes as Cat Grant, calls Alex Kiera all night. Real Kara responds out of habit.
Lena shows up in a bald cap and is clearly supposed to be Lex. Everybody pauses for a second and there’s dead silence, and then they all start pissing their pants laughing. She’s invited back the next year.
Maggie dressed as Lexa. Alex comes out of the bedroom, ALSO dressed as Lexa, ‘we can’t BOTH be Lexa’. Maggie pours them shots. ‘We’ll let the spirits decide’.
Kara retaliates to years of Halloween abuse, goes as Alex, does the most perfect imitation, flirts with maggie all night as a cherry on top.
Vasquez wears normal clothes and an eyepatch, deadpans ‘I’m a pirate now fuck off’ whenever someone asks about her costume (she doesn’t like Halloween very much)
Winn going as Jon Snow bc Winnter is Coming.
Winn painting himself green and wearing Jon Snow outfit: J’onn Snow
Everyone goes as different versions of J'onn. J'onn Travolta. J'onn Lenon. J'onn McClain. J'onn Cena.
J’onn goes as a pizza delivery guy every year after the Papa J’onns Incident
Maggie wears a black muscle tee and says 'I’m Alex’s favorite guns’ as she flexes. She’s not wrong.
Maggie and James, both massive Simpsons Nerds, go as Lenny and Carl
Maggie goes as Lisa’s Floreda outfit. Nobody gets it. Maggie is smadissapointed in her friends
Actually mad that I was walking around all day today -specifically today- with chapped lips and nobody said anything, got home and looked in the mirror and said dAMN SON YOU LOOK BAD and NOBODY said ANYTHING
STEP YOUR FRIEND GAME UP LET A BOY KNOW WHEN HE HAS CHAPPED LIPS AND ASHY HANDS AND HIS SCARF GAME AINT RIGHT OR WHATEVER
It’s in the name of the island, at first. “Nobody knows quite how to pronounce it,” your dad laughs. Your friend and you laugh too. It doesn’t quite reach your bellies. It’s in how none of the day sailors stay the night at the dock. It’s in the sunset, where the sky looks like it’s melting and sun lingers far too long on the horizon. It’s in the old hermit’s cabin, who people swear is there but you’ve searched the whole island and not seen it. It’s in the old hermit himself, who they say vanished one day and was never seen again. They say it was a storm. People don’t just vanish. They never found him or his boat, no wreckage or anything. Those on other islands don’t look you quite in the eyes when they tell you. There are no other people anywhere. The seals sunning themselves have slightly too human eyes. It’s in the old growth forest, undisturbed for hundreds of years. It’s in an arch of trees that are far too perfect, and when you look the next day it’s gone. It’s in how your friend and you walk around the island, done in ten minutes when it took an hour to row around. “It’s because we’re inland farther,” you tell yourself. It’s almost believable. It’s in how you feel eyes watching you in the wood, and you make eye contact with your friend and walk a little faster. You don’t run. You never run. It’s in was that mud patch there before. It’s in when you reach the dock and were the planks that old before. Isn’t the tide supposed to have changed. Your friend jokingly asks if you were replaced by a changeling behind her back. You laugh. She still asks you a question, just to make sure. You have a notoriously bad memory. What was the answer again. You see the fear in her eyes when you fail to answer. She asks a different one, and you both pretend the relief is not very, very real when you answer correctly. It’s in when you row back to the boat and your dad asks if you’re planning on going to the island because you need to leave soon. You tell him you’ve already gone and come back. He laughs and remarks that time flies. He looks at his watch and you see his eyes go grave. It’s in how later, you comment that time felt like it was on pause while you were there. Everyone agrees. It’s in how exactly when you leave, a tour boat full of people goes into the cove. You wave to them. Funny how when you look back a little later you can’t see them. You thought the boat was taller than the cliffs. It’s in how you only relax when you have an ocean of salt and running water and iron-filled fishes’ blood between you and the island. What was it’s name again.
What I’m saying is maybe it’s not the fair folk. Maybe it’s a type of distant relative. What I’m saying is if that’s a single island, what’s a school. What I’m saying is you’re never prepared.
Inspired by Elsewhere University and one very strange visit to a particular island in the San Juan
Jeon Jungkook was someone nobody really understood. Everybody wanted to be with him, and nobody knew why. There wasn’t like there was anything good that came out of it. All of his old relationships were the exact same, it’s been that way since high school when you first met him. He would date the girl for a few weeks, and then break up with her. That was it.
Girls were attracted to the bad boy vibe he gave off. There was something about him that every girl wanted to tame, but none could. It didn’t matter how many hearts he broke, or what the girls said about him because in the end they would all have dated him again if they had the chance. And that was what made you so different.
After being his friend for three years, not once had you dated him or been in a romantic relationship with him.
Everyone was jealous of you, because you were the only girl he actively hung out with that he wasn’t dating at the time. Jungkook and you had become friends in high school and ended up going to the same college, and here you two were. You would watch him date several girls, and every time you would get jealous.
Sure, they thought that you being his friend was unfair. They thought that it wasn’t fair that you got to hang out with him all the time, apparently Jeon Jungkook was an object that was meant to be shared between everyone, and you weren’t allowed to even think about being close to him.
You didn’t like that idea. You didn’t like the whole bad boy vibe, you didn’t like the fact that he went around and broke the hearts of innocent girls, you didn’t like that he looked at everyone else that way except you. It was like there was something about you that just wasn’t appealing to him.
It hurt to know that, but you never said anything. You would never have traded being Jungkook’s friend for anything. Just being able to hang out with him and talk to him was good enough for you. It was torturous, but it was worth it. Jungkook had become someone he wasn’t, and you were the only one who got to see the real Jungkook.
When it was just the two of you hanging out in your dorm at night, he would tell you about his fears, his insecurities, his problems. The two of you would lay in bed and just talk for hours, nothing romantic or sexual about it. You would sometimes fall asleep and he would drape a blanket over you before making a bed on the floor and falling asleep. It was things like that that made you fall for your best friend.
Jungkook was someone nobody understood, except you.
can we have a scene where shiro laughs at a joke lance made and keith flashes back to the first time he ever heard shiro laugh like that and when shiro asks what’s wrong keith is just, “it’s been a while since i heard the way you laugh, that’s all.”