not another cover!

Damn hell, lookit what I found in the dumpster this time

could barely decipher the messy handwriting, especially with all the wilted lettuce and congealed nacho cheese stuck to it – no idea who wrote this or why or what it’s about but it’s kinda hot and way sweet ain’t it? 

Another day, another blind item, another scramble to cover over the bullshit with more bullshit— but he doesn’t mention it and neither does she.

They work, it’s what they’re here for; she finishes an hour after he does, and the only thing that keeps her going is the thought of taking off everything (including the wig) and sinking into the big dumb bed that he insisted on having put into his trailer. He’d told the production people it was because he’s old and needs a nice firm mattress that his feet don’t hang off of, if they want him to be able to rest enough to give “a decent fucking performance.”

Little do they know, he’s given a lot more than a decent fucking performance in spaces as small as the second bathroom in a private jet …

But that’s neither here nor there. And who cares, because the little skip-hop in her heartbeat as she casually takes the steps to his door — nothing to see here, just a brief check-in before heading out for the night — makes her feel 24 again, despite the scars ancient and new, on both their hides.

She’s barely got the door closed behind her in the darkness when he reaches for her, wraps her in his arms and silences her greeting with a kiss so deep it nearly melts her bones.

Later, spent and drifting in and out of half-sleep, she opens her eyes to see him watching her in that keen possessive way that never fails to spark something unnameable, elemental inside her — a thing that sometimes feels like love, sometimes feels like terror.  

She finds voice enough to ask: “Does it bother you?”

His eyes are solemn, serious, giving no quarter. He’s silent for a breath, then two.

“Does he have your heart?”

It’s such a ridiculous question that she wants to laugh, but that would do the kind of damage they might never recover from.

“No,” she answers, the truth coming out easily before this one-man judge and jury.

“Then no, it doesn’t bother me,” he says softly, reaching to cradle her face with such gentleness that she can’t help the tears that threaten to fall. His urgency is just that way, sometimes; it’s because of him that she knows what it’s like to be adored.

She closes her eyes, nuzzles into his touch. He pulls her to him, settles her against his chest, scrapes his nails lightly along her scalp. Tension leaves her body, tension she must’ve been holding onto for days. She’s suddenly exhausted, hurtling toward sleep — but for one more thing.

“You’ll wait?” she whispers, on the last threads of consciousness.

“I’ll wait,” he confirms, low and achingly sweet, the words barely more than breath in her ear. “I’ll wait.”

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Coming from the abortion storyline of Season 3, I think it’s extremely important that the writers included so much on Princess Carolyn’s miscarriages. The shame-free portrayal of Diane’s abortion directly contrasts with PC’s experience, especially as she struggles alone. I think it’s significant that everybody has an opinion in the abortion episode, everybody has some anecdote or comfort to give. Whereas PC is offered little to no direct support or acknowledgement. Her doctor treats her as callously and devoid of empathy as Diane’s did to her, except here we had no one speaking up, no one speaking back. She is given blame and no actual advice or help, emphasising the complete lack of support on offer for a lot of women who suffer miscarriages. Even well-meaning Todd is at a loss for words when trying to think what he should say to her at the apartment. Most heartbreaking of all perhaps, is that PC is well aware of the connotations of what has happened to her, she expects to be judged, she expects to be seen as weak and pitiful and incapable. PC’s storyline emphasises how far we still have to come in making a ‘miscarriage’ more than just some dirty word or something that women feel they have to hide.

Let Us See Jupiter Through Your Eyes

Our Juno spacecraft will fly over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot on July 10 at 10:06 p.m. EDT. This will be humanity’s first up-close and personal view of the gas giant’s iconic 10,000-mile-wide storm, which has been monitored since 1830 and possibly existing for more than 350 years.

The data collection of the Great Red Spot is part of Juno’s sixth science flyby over Jupiter’s mysterious cloud tops. Perijove (the point at which an orbit comes closest to Jupiter’s center) will be July 10 at 9:55 p.m. EDT. 

At the time of perijove, Juno will be about 2,200 miles above the planet’s cloud tops. Eleven minutes and 33 seconds later…Juno will have covered another 24,713 miles and will be directly above the coiling crimson cloud tops of the Great Red Spot. The spacecraft will pass about 5,600 miles above its clouds. 

When will we see images from this flyby?

During the flyby, all eight of the spacecraft’s instruments will be turned on, as well as its imager, JunoCam. Because the spacecraft will be collecting data with its Microwave Radiometer (MWR), which measures radio waves from Jupiter’s deep atmosphere, we cannot downlink information during the pass. The MWR can tell us how much water there is and how material is moving far below the cloud tops.

During the pass, all data will be stored on-board…with a downlink planned afterwards. Once the downlink begins, engineering data from the spacecraft’s instruments will come to Earth first, followed by images from JunoCam.

The unprocessed, raw images will be located HERE, on approximately July 14. Follow @NASAJuno on Twitter for updates.

Did you know you can download and process these raw images?

We invite the public to act as a virtual imaging team…participating in key steps of the process, from identifying features of interest to sharing the finished images online. After JunoCam data arrives on Earth, members of the public can process the images to create color pictures. The public also helps determine which points on the planet will be photographed. Learn more about voting on JunoCam’s next target HERE.

JunoCam has four filters: red, green, blue and near-infrared. We get red, green and blue strips on one spacecraft rotation (the spacecraft rotation rate is 2 revolutions per minute) and the near-infrared strips on the second rotation. To get the final image product, the strips must be stitched together and the colors lined up.

Anything from cropping to color enhancing to collaging is fair game. Be creative!

Submit your images to Juno_outreach@jpl.nasa.gov to be featured on the Mission Juno website!

Check out some of these citizen-scientist processed images from previous Juno orbits: 

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Questions to Ask When: Developing Character Appearance

Hey everyone, Abby here! Today I’m coming at you with something a little different from the usual “advice on a certain topic”; this is something that has a lot to do with development instead. So what I’m going to do is think of as many questions as I can about character appearances and list them all here; hopefully it helps!

The Questions

  • What color are their eyes? 
  • Do they have heterochromia or anything like it?
  • How tall are they? 
  • How much do they weigh?
  • Are the answers to the previous two questions about the same as the average where your character lives?
  • What are your character’s three most prominent features?
  • Which of their features are they the most proud of?
  • Which of them are they most insecure about?
  • What color is their hair?
  • What is their favorite hairstyle? Do they wear it like this daily?
  • How much do they actually care about their hair?
  • Do they enjoy changing the style and color often, or will they wear it the same way their whole lives given the chance?
  • What race (or races) is your character?
  • Do they have any tattoos or scars?
  • How easily do they emote? 
  • Do they have a generally emotional face?
  • Which emotion do they most easily show?
  • Do they enjoy wearing makeup? If yes, do they prefer a more subtle or bold look?
  • Do they enjoy wearing jewelry? If yes, what sort do they prefer (necklace, bracelet, ring, etc.)?
  • How often do they wear makeup or jewelry?
  • Does you character ever wear merchandise for things they like?
  • Are they more likely to be found in a long- or short-sleeved shirt?
  • If your character had the opportunity, would they choose ripped or regular jeans?
  • Do they wear hats often? If yes, which one do they wear the most?
  • Take a look at their wardrobe. Which color is most prominently featured?
  • Still looking at their wardrobe, how would you describe the color scheme: monochromatic, gray-ish, pastels, earth tones, bright colors, or all over the place?
  • What is their favorite article of clothing to wear? Do they wear it more for look or for feel?
  • When choosing their clothes, does your character base their decision on look, feel, or both?
  • What constitutes as pajamas for them? Does it have to be strictly things meant to be pajamas or just anything comfortable enough to sleep in?
  • Your character has nothing to do today; they’re staying at home and nobody super important is going to see them. How are they dressed?

So, I think this should be enough to help you get started on developing your character’s appearance; I hope this helped! If you or anyone else wants to see me cover another topic in my next post, please don’t hesitate to leave a message in my ask. Until next time, much love! <333

So this took me hours when it probably shouldn’t have, but I had to use my phone, and even finding BGM took time. As basic as this is though, I hope you like ;;

@booptae @minisyubie


Edit: PLEASE USE HEADPHONES
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HQ Shots compilation of the gorgeous Riverdale Cast for Entertainment Weekly’s Fall Cover! Lots of glorious shots of Bughead and Varchie in this, and even Bughead (Lili Reinhart & Cole Sprouse) are featured on another cover for Entertainment Weekly <3 Such a glorious day in addition to celebrating Lili’s 21st Birthday! 

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I told you, I won’t run anymore.

Yeah.

So why are you still carrying me?

….


Please don’t repost, edit or claim as your own. Thank you.

the bestest pal a boy could ever have
  • Listen my boi christopher franklin chow is one of the most caring and thoughtful individuals to ever grace this earth

  • nursey Knows, and therefore tries not to take it to heart that chowder remembers his favorite drink and book and his childhood dogs name. he really does.
  • he also tries to ignore that the full force of chowders attention makes him feel so important and cared for
  • y'all hes only human tho and like… he cant stop himself from spending like 99% of his time with chowder. (who is so nice, he doesnt care at all!! not one bit… because hes… just so nice)
  • and in that time, not only does he feel more validated than he has in his entire life, chowder just also happens to be the best person alive and oh shit… Nursey’s Gay (i would like to think his realization is like… grand and overdramatic like chowder is like “hey man i saved u this banana nut muffin because i know its your favorite” and nursey is like “bro ur the best ily” and then he realizes o shit i definitely meant that in an explicitly homo way rip and then he has like an existential crisis over a muffin & his crush)
  • honestly he feels so bad about it bc.. he can justify lust for chowder obviously bc hes a good looking person and a lot of smh is pr fine lbr but… having a heart hard on for ur best friend is very different
  • he’s also like… positive theres no way chowder could be into him because hes just… so emotionally distant and fucked up and hes not good enough to be happy, essentially
  • the first person he asks abt it is holster but it goes SO AWRY bc he goes “hypothetically… if u were to like ur best friend who may or may not be ur teammate and ur pretty sure hes straight but might not be but probably is… and is like way out of ur league but u like him anyway what would u do about that?” and holster says “well….. HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING…. id spend as much time as possible trying to get along with him and taking it slow, get to know him better” and holster walks away thinking nursey has a crush on dex and THat does not go well
  • basically nursey spends like several months pining over chowder but all along… chowder was doing the same thing!! he even sought essentially the same advice from bitty!!! but bitty ALSO thought chowder liked dex so it was like… all the upperclassmen firmly believed there was a frog love triangle happening… and then when nursey finally said fuck it and kissed chowder it was like a soap opera for them and they were all like :oooo and dex was like “fucking finally”
Tips for the Inconspicuous Witch

● Get some houseplants! Plants allow you to bring some nature into your house, and choosing plants with magical correspondences means that you can use the plants in spells as well.

● You can also grow herbs in your garden or on your windowsill for use in spells - if anyone asks, the obvious answer is that you’re using them in cooking.

● If you’re into divination, try using normal playing cards instead of tarot cards - make a note of which card represents which tarot card.

● Necklaces can make great pendulums!

● You could also make paper runes - they perhaps lack the appeal of stone/glass runes, but witchcraft doesn’t need to be attractive for it to work! Simply draw some runes onto small pieces of paper or card. When you’re done with them, they’re easy to quickly dispose of by recycling them or burning them.

● To add a bit more of a ‘witchy aesthetic’ to your room, decorate with natural objects like plants, cool stones, feathers, shells, etc. You’ll still get a witchy atmosphere without it being obvious to others.

● Pretty lights like salt lamps and fairy lights also give a magical vibe to a room.

● If you worship deities, check out places like museum gift shops for small statues of gods from Ancient Greek/ Roman/ Egyptian etc. mythology. Just because you have an interest in history doesn’t mean you’re a witch! 

● Everyday objects like coins can be used for simple charms - for example, hide coins around the house for prosperity.

● If you’re worried that using incense will be too obviously witchy, buy a reed diffuser, under the pretence of making your room smell nice (which is an added bonus anyway). You can choose scents with specific intents, and lots of diffusers have a cool little bottle that you can use afterwards for storing herbs and the like.

● Draw sigils on your skin using eyeliner in places that will be covered by your clothes, such as on your legs and arms. Alternatively, draw them using lotion/ moisturiser.

● Use bath salts/ soaps/ shampoos that have scents with magical correspondences.

● Enchant wind-chimes and windows with positivity so that whenever the wind blows and the sun shines, the room will be filled with positive energy :)

● Keep a digital Book of Shadows/ spell book that can be password protected, such as in diary app or a Word document! If you would prefer a traditional paper journal, use the dust cover of another book to keep it hidden.  

● Use birthday cake candles or tea lights in spells - you can buy them in a variety of colours for different correspondences. These are useful as they burn quickly and don’t look particularly witchy.

It goes without saying that all witches’ situations are different, and, because of that, these tips may not be suitable for some people - please remember to keep yourself safe and happy! 

Feel free to add on some more ideas ✨

cabezotapequeno  asked:

Do you have any advice if someone wants to create an entirely new mythology for their story?

Mythology is a human creation which serves as a way to make sense to the world, surroundings and, mostly, natural events. Mythology tells the story of origins of the world, of people, of elements, and such. My approach to the creation of new mythology will have the geography as the foundation for mythology. The reason for this is that we try to explain, or find a reason, to what we see, hear, or sense. I can not explain, even with a myth, snow if I have never seen it, or heard about it. I can not explain the Aurora Borealis if I don’t know it exists. This might be reductionist since mythology relies on more than meets the eye (aka symbolism, rites, traditions, roles, kinship, among others), but it is a starting point.

Geography
When creating a new mythology you have to know where the story will take place and the conditions of said place. The weather, the animals, the flora, the natural events, and so. How do the people of your story understand and perceive the sunrise, the sunset, the waves, the rivers, the eclipses, the storms. Is there a story behind the shape of the mountains, are the animals a representation of gods and godessess. What about the stars, do they mean something to them? Compile the geography of your setting, use mythology to explain what your characters can see, the vital elements to their survival, and natural events that can happen from time to time. The geography itself can play an important role in the developing of the story, take for example a city surrounded by mountains, the sun rises from the mountains and sets behind them. There are no hurricanes, no tornados, no tsunamis, nothing that can harm the population to a big extent. What role do the mountains play here? Are they protectors of the city? How do the people feel when they travel to a place where there are no mountains? On its counterpart, what about people living on an island, how do they feel about the ocean? What it means to them?

Creation
How did things begin for the people in your story? What’s the beginning of their world. What are the elements arround it? Did a powerful entity created it, was it because of a natural, yet untraceable event. How did the rivers become rivers, who or what created the moon, or is i tan entity on its own?

Life
Is life given or is it created? If so, who, or what, gives it; who, or what, creates it? What is the definition of life to the people of your story? Is the ocean alive? Do the mountains speak to the people who can understand them? Is life a synonym of movement? Is the wind an influx of life? Are living organisms separated into body-mind, body-mind-soul, body-soul?

Destruction
Some natural events can fall into the destruction category, such as volcano eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, among others. For your people, is the creator also a destroyer, or are there other entities besides the creator. Is the destruction seen as something bad or as something natural and even necessary?

Death
Is death the opposite of life? What do the people of your story consider death? Is it given, is it earned? Who can die, who can live forever? Does the sun dies after it sets? What happens to the body after death? Is there an afterlife people can look up to?

Time
Is time linear or circular? How is it measured by the people on your story? Do the days turn into weeks or do they remain days forever? How do people differentiate one season from another? Is there an entity that controls the time, or is it time an entity on its own?

Symbols
Do the entities have a correspondece here on earth, are specific symbols associated to them? Are certain events a warning for something bigger?  Do the people wear objects that resemble the entities they worship? Is there any iconography for these entities?

Prophecies
Are there any prophecies in your mythology? It could be about the end of the world, about the arrival of a different group of people, about a natural event, among others.

Heroes
Mythology also relies on heroes who have accomplished great tasks in order to prove themselves worthy of something. They are usually portrayed as role models for the society, as they embody the values of it.

Rites (also involved in religion)
Are there any rites involved in your mythology? This could be before eating, before hunting, before a birth, or after those above. A rite is usually a sacred act that allows people to go from one state to another within their society.

Traditions (like rites, they respond to a diferent structure)
These are a less sacred form of rites. Traditions carry the past on them as they rememorate an event of importance to society, to a family, ore ven to a single person. A birthday celebration can be labeled as a tradition.

Suggestions
Below you’ll find a list of books written by anthropologists and such, about mythology. Not all of them are explicit about it. Also this books were written by people outside the societies they wrote about, so read them with a critical eye.

  • Tim Ingold - The temporality of the landscape (paper)
  • Pierre Clastres - Chronicle of the Guayaki India
  • Claude Levi-Strauss - Mythologiques / How myths die / Many of his work
  • Mircea Eliade - Many of his work
  • Louis-Vincent Thomas - Anthropologie de la mort
  • Joseph Campbell - Transformations of Myths through time
  • Fernando Santos-Granero - Writing history into the landscape: Space, Myth, and Ritual in Contemporary Amazonia

Advice

  • Define what is sacred and what is profane for the people in your story.
  • The same goes for values and moral expectations. Think of archetypes here.
  • In many cultures, as well as in many mythologies, you can find a universal flood and universal fire myth. This is because both elements have cleansing properties. There can be mythological creatures associated to them or not. As well, these myths can be replicated when someone is born or when someone dies.
  • Mythology is part of the worldbuilding, and it plays an important role in society since it permeates to daily life.
  • As time passes, myths change, or are changed, to keep them alive. At the same time, they can be transformed to fit societal changes.
  • Mythology is not the same as religion. This being said, monoteism is not a higher or more advanced state than animism or polyteism.


I hope this works for you!

Lia

Below there’s a not-so-short passage of the book Blindness by José Saramago. It isn’t a major spoiler but it shows how much incidence we, humans, have on the gods we create and re-create. It’s rather long, so if you want to skip it, or read the book (which I advice), feel free to do it. Also, I cut off some parts, but it stills makes sense.

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