or the millions of other ideas i have

We loved

“I’m almost here!” you wrote.
I smiled.
“I don’t want to go home” you said.
We hugged.
“Yes, I would love to!” you shouted.
We moved.
“Wouldn’t it be cool if we wrote a book?” you mumbled.
We did.
“I have a crazy idea!” you shouted.
We performed.
“We need to go to other countries with this, there’s so many that want to see us.”
We traveled.
“Isn’t it about time now?” you asked.
We told.
“Yes, a million times yes!” you laughed.
We kissed.
“Look at her paws, our little doggo.” you squealed.
We played.
“It’s your turn, I changed the diaper yesterday.” you whined.
We raised.

“This was the most fun I’ve ever had.” you said.
I smiled.
“I love you, spork.” you closed your eyes.
You died.
“I love you too, trash can” I cried.
We loved.

anonymous asked:

hey did u hear abt the new bbc scotland channel

Yeah I did, I’m quite skeptical.

On one hand, it’s fantastic and it’ll be a great way to nurture Scottish journalistic talent.

On the other, it’ll all be down to the detail. It’s only being given £5 million more funding that the Great British Bake Off. Its also suspiciously been announced to start in autumn 2018, roughly when a second indyref is due.

The BBC gets £230 million in revenue from Scotland. I think we’d be better off setting up our own broadcaster. What’s the point of having a broadcaster that replicates the idea ofWestminster setting Scotland’s budget.

Why do we want the BBC to ‘allow’ Scotland to have its own 21:00 show?

The Once Upon a Time 'Reset' Plan: How Do These New Characters Fit In?

By Matt Webb Mitovich / February 16 2017, 10:52 AM PST

Once Upon a Time could look a bit different if renewed for Season 7.

As ABC ponders a possible renewal, the numbers for Season 6 thus far tell this story: averaging 3.5 million weekly viewers and a 1.1 demo rating (in Live+Same Day numbers), Once is down 30 percent from this time last year, and currently ranks sixth among the network’s dozen dramas. As such — and with contracts expiring for Jennifer Morrison and other key cast members — there has been evidence that a “reset” of sorts is on the drawing board, should the show get renewed.

Having heard from series creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis some “interesting” potential ideas for the future, ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey recently told our sister site Deadline, “Regardless of what we decide to do … I think [Adam and Eddy] would put a little bit of a bow here” — what she later called “closure in this particular narrative” — “and then there is a ‘next piece’ that comes after that. So they are trying to figure out what that [next piece] is and how that works.”

Dungey similalry suggested that Season 7 could offer “a springboard in a new direction from a narrative standpoint,” in a talk with EW.com. “[That] doesn’t necessarily mean that we’re not bringing cast back, it’s just: How do you kind of hit the reset button in a way that gives you opportunity to expand the stories that we’re telling?”

Along those lines, TVLine now has a first bit of intel on how the series’ current run (resuming Sunday, March 5) will end, and in doing so tee up any possible Season 7. Namely, the May finale will introduce a pair of guest stars, both of whom have the potential to be series regulars if the show moves forward. First up, the fantasy drama is casting a “strong yet vulnerable” leading man in his late 20s to mid-30s, a gent who was once optimistic and hopeful but now is a friendless, cynical recluse. That said, he still possesses a dormant, deep-seated speak of hope that waits for the right person to reignite it.

The other role being cast is a precocious 10-year-old with a “constant twinkle of mischief in her eye.” And though this girl comes from a broken home, those struggles have only made her stronger — something which will come in handy when darkness threatens “everything she holds dear.” And while the character breakdown notes that this lass “never lets the hard knocks of life get her down,” you would be wrong to guess that she is a certain little orphan named Annie.



Star Wars Atlas (2009)
→ Alderaan, Corellia, Coruscant, Dathomir, Felucia, Geonosis, Mandalore, Mustafar, Naboo, Tatooine
→ Interesting notes: Population, % of species, length of day/year, languages, size of planet

→ I found it helpful to note the populations especially–many planets only had a few million (or less! Tatooine only has 200,000 people living on it!), others have a few billion, Coruscant has a trillion.
→ While no longer strictly canon (as of April 25, 2014) it still gives a solid idea of how big a given planet is, how sparsely or densely populated it is, and what kind of species live there.  Especially helpful if you’re trying to figure out the background of a world when writing fic!

Ok the thing that gets me the most is how similar so many things in this episode were to the dozens of fanfics I’ve read in the past week.
-Kara being low key salty towards Maggie for hurting Alex
-Maggie being worried about Alex and calling her multiple times
-Alex ignoring those calls and staying distant from Maggie
-Alex confirming how much she likes Maggie and that she doesn’t just like the idea of her
-Maggie showing up at Alex’s(in this case Kara’s) apartment because she needed to talk to her so badly
-Maggie confirming how much she cares about Alex and how much she wants her in her life
-probably a million other things I’m missing

The point is, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a wlw ship play out so similarly to how we all want to see it happen. I feels fucking amazing! And honestly, I have faith that the Sanvers storyline will continue to unfold similar to the fandoms theories and I couldn’t be more excited to see it.

Some Ideas I have for the Shop for 2017

- More ring listings where the rings are the same but come in a bunch of different sizes

- More wire wraps

- Crystal sets for crystal healing

- Crystal sets for grids and neat displays

- Many types of hairpins

- Simple necklaces in a wider variety of stones

- Bring back my fairy tale collection

- Bring in other metaphysical/witchy tools/items (just some ideas- candles, herb blends, maybe essential oils?, etc)

- Make more stones for other jewlery artists available (like cabochons and wholesale stuff, etc)

I know I had more things planned as well, they’re written somewhere in my million notes books I have laying around lol

And I’m definitely open to suggestions as well of what you guys would like to see!

I definitely want to go back to my witchy roots 🔮

You Aren’t Fighting An Army

I’ve noticed that a lot of people - Marxist, Libertarian, Feminist, Anti-Feminist, etc - seem to be convinced that Tumblr is chocked full of people who hate them and believe reprehensible things and have the support of vast numbers of other Tumblr users.

I particularly notice this idea when they occasionally dogpile a post from The Enemy that has very few notes with the explanation that this is justified because the post might as well have a million notes. That posts like it usually have a million notes, and the person making it is thus cushy and supported, so there’s no need to go easy on them. This is just a unique opportunity to strike down the evil at the root before it inevitable blooms across the web.

However, have you considered that Tumblr has a shit content distribution algorithm?

Like, actually, the idea that the average post from The Enemy has a million notes is a statistical error. The average Tumblr post supporting any ideology probably has less than ten notes. However, Strawman Georg, which caricatures your tribe as baby-eating aliens and constantly assaults your dash and makes you feel like shit, is an outlier and should not be counted.

Just thinking about it for a moment should explain why. On Tumblr, posts spread via reblogs. This means that, for any given post with a million notes, it is almost necessarily the case that you were a hundred thousand times more likely to see it than the – far more numerous – posts with under ten notes.

But wait! It actually gets worse! You see, posts spread outward in waves radiating from the social circles in which they originally appeared. The only time they appear on the dashes of people in very distant circles is if they’ve already been reblogged a lot and picked up a lot of notes.

However, if you’re following a bunch of people in a given social circle – most likely people who agree with you – you’ll see all the posts from those people, regardless of how popular they are. That means that when your side makes a post with less than ten notes that looks sad and unsupported, you’ll see it. On the other hand, you will only see those enemy posts which are most wildly successful.

Thus, everyone thinks that the people on their side only have, like, a hundred decent supporters who must desperately resist the onslaught of millions and millions of enemy soldiers.

Except, no! This usually isn’t true! You are all small and fragile and terrified of the savage hordes which largely don’t exist. There isn’t actually a vast organised group that’s set up against you. There is a small number of awful posts which gain momentum by meaning different things to different people who would probably never agree on anything else.

So, the next time you feel tempted to jump screaming into the fray to vanquish a post with 5 notes before it can expload into 500k, please remember:

Your enemy is as smol and terrified and lonely as you are.

And then maybe, just maybe, we can all be a little less awful to each other.

not to sound like a cringy fangirl but does anyone else have those moments where you’ve been a fan of someone for a long time and you love them so much you start to feel like you know them. but then you remember that they have absolutely no fucking idea who you are or that you even exist. because i do and it hurts like hell

JKR was Wrong About Sorting

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, it’s highly likely you know your Hogwarts house. If you’re the friend, parent, or sibling of a Harry Potter fan, they probably know your Hogwarts house, even if you don’t.

When JKR came up with the house system some twenty odd years ago, she had no idea that millions of people would use the four houses as a meaningful personality indicator. Her system was essentially field tested by hundreds of millions of readers.

I think that it works for the most part, but I think that she missed the mark on the idea that families stick together.

Hermione says that siblings are “not necessarily” in the same house, and cites the Patil twins as an example. On the other hand, we have plenty of counter examples, like the Weasleys, the Blacks (prior to Sirius, all of them were in Slytherin), the Malfoys, and the Creevy brothers. For the most part, family seems to be the most significant predictor when it comes to house placement.

However, I think that to assume that a couple or an entire family would frequently be in the same house overlooks the fundamental dynamics within individual families.

Families are not made of clone people. They’re made up of people with complementary values, roles, and motivations.

We see this even within the Weasley family. We have Bill, the consummate eldest brother. Responsible, well-liked, with an air of authority. Charlie, the laid-back and risk-taking second child who chose a different path. Fred and George, who, when faced with three accomplished older brothers, ended up becoming the comedians of the family. Percy, the middle child who felt sandwiched between Fred/George and Bill/Charlie, and chose a path apart from his family. Ron, who felt the weight of five eldest brothers and sometimes struggled to find his place. Ginny, the baby of the family who grew up with six other brothers to both spoil her and toughen her up.

Certainly there are certain traits that many or most of the Weasleys share (including sense of humor and quidditch talent), but their personalities are in part a response to their particular birth order, and an attempt to carve out a place for themselves.

People (particularly siblings) in close long-term relationships often have complementary personalities each other.

And while growing up in the same family often means holding some of the same values, each of us filters those values through our own personality and experiences.

So while I’m not saying that it’s impossible for multiple family members or even an entire family to be in the same house, I think that families aren’t as likely to be in the same Hogwarts house as the books might imply.


Originally posted by austinzolanski

my glamour tag

What Are Glamours

Glamours are a type of magic meant to change the way you are perceived by others. This can mean anything from making you seem more attractive, to more intimidating, to even letting you blend in with your surroundings. With all the different possible applications, this is the type of magic I have found to be the most useful 

How They Work (Note: In my opinion. Yours may vary)

Imagine that there’s an aura of energy that surrounds you and is completely unique, like a signature. This energy acts like a filter for how people see you (as described in this post). Change the filter, and it will change the way others perceive you without actually changing your appearance at all. 

This can be done a million different ways. I find it helpful to get familiar with your energy first. Meditate, and imagine what that energy around you might look like. What color is it? What texture? How much space does it take up? Once you have a good idea of what it looks like, it becomes a lot easier to manipulate.

How To Do Them 

There are about as many different ways to do glamours as there are witches. Do some exploring to see what works for you. Do you like makeup? When you get dolled up, visualize the makeup going onto your energy. Are you a jewelry person? Push the energy you want to give off into the jewelry and wear it. I personally like to add a physical aspect to my glamours, but that’s not even necessary; you could simply imagine your energy changing in the way you want to. 

Glamours generally stay on as long as you are putting energy into them. Most tend to go away as you stop thinking about them, but I have done glamours before that tapped into my energy for far too long and had to be consciously removed. If you find this happening, cleansing yourself and then grounding will usually do the trick. 

Good Beginner Glamours

Jewelry Glamour Base by @thefaeriegarden

Invisibility Glamour  by @recreationalwitchcraft

Glamour Nail Polish by @sunnywaterwitch 

Racoon “Master of Masks” Spell by @booksandtales

(If any links are broken or information is incorrect, please tell me)

Thank you for reading!


Right on! I hate seeing people going on on facebook and other social media sites about how about how great America is going to be when they have no idea what’s about to be in store for the millions of Americans over the next four years.

I could have made a parody of Archer’s  signature speech but nah too lazy to write right now
haven’t drawn DCMK in a million years and when I do it again it has to be a crossover, guess i’m running low on ideas lol

Hattori would make a wonderful Archer don’t ya think? (besides the saltyness i mean) and Kazhu as Rin wouldn’t be bad either. I’m planning to make more of these of the other DCMK parings as well since this seems like a fun way for me to slowly ease back into drawing some Conan again and memorizing Fate outfits too

An experiment.

I’m about to do our Lord of the Flies unit with my sophomores. Some of them have read it before in middle school, I guess.

Anyway, I really struggle with their behavior, as I’ve only mentioned like a million times here, and last week was AWFUL. Even some of the other students were appalled. And I gave it to them straight: “You’re not being very good human beings right now, and you should be embarrassed.”

So, in an attempt to start this 6 weeks off right, and since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and since Lord of the Flies is about (among other things) man’s propensity toward savagery when civilized and good influences fall away, here’s the object lesson/positivity project/psychological experiment (ha) I’m doing tomorrow because, let’s face it, I need to be reminded of some of their good qualities as much as they do. Culture and climate, I suppose.

Each student is receiving an individualized “Valentine.” Nothing fancy, just a printed piece of cardstock cut into a rectangle taped on some nice scrapbook paper that says, “Happy Valentine’s Day!” Then, I wrote their names on the back, and on the front, I wrote 2 unique and positive qualities they possess that I have noticed and appreciated at some point in the semester. It honestly didn’t take much time at all, and the longest process was taping candy on them, but Hubby helped, so it was done in a jiffy!

For some of my students, it was really hard (1) because I realized maybe I hadn’t taken the time to get to know them as well as others due to their reserved or “under the radar” nature, and/or (2) because some of the negative behavior outshines the positive. So it was such a good exercise for me in reminding myself of the good within, even if I rarely see it.

Anyhow, they may hate it or love it or think it’s cheesy and dumb or cherish it forever, but even though they’re high schoolers, words of affirmation can go a long way for some of us (*raises hand*). But in the end, I hope it reminds them of their potential to be good and do good, AND AND AND I’ve created a handy object lesson to reference while we read the novel: “Remember your civilized qualities? The good influences you possess within you? Are you going to let savagery, peer pressure, and chaos overpower your goodness, your leadership, and your order? Or will you let the good win?”

I’m curious on several levels: the unit itself and tying in the themes of the novel, the bribery aspect (ha! Will it improve anything to give them some candy and words of affirmation? 🤷🏻‍♀️), and will they actually internalize some of the positives? Do they hear positive things anywhere else? Even the toughest kids: are they mean because they feel stupid or unloved or isolated? Gosh, I dunno. This might help me figure it out.

We will see if it works. I just want them to know I care and see what they could CHOOSE to be, but I also want them to stop acting the fool, so I go back and forth between good cop/bad cop. 😂

Habit Tracker Ideas

Hey, hey, hey!! This is my first official helpful post ever so yikes. Hope people like it.

Basically, I remember when I was first making my bullet journal, I knew I wanted a monthly habit tracker, but, I couldn’t think of what to put on it, so, I thought I’d leave some suggestions to help you guys out!!

Basic Health Things: Mine includes brushing my teeth, eating fruit, exercising. taking my birth control and vitamins, washing my face, and eating breakfast, but, there’s a million other things you could include! I didn’t include drinking water because I have a water tracker on my daily spread, but, you totally could! If you want to be more specific about the kind of exercise, go for it! Include what you think you need to be healthy!

Brain Stuff: This can include school stuff or just stuff you think will help you keep your mind sharp and active! I included reading, studying, writing, duolingo, and ACT/SAT prep.

Practice!: If you do something that requires practice, include this! I’m a singer and actress, so, I put that down, but, if you’re a dancer, or athlete, or musician, or anything really, put this down! Practicing your craft is so important and it’s a good habit to get into.

Good Person Stuff: These can either be habits that you currently don’t do that would help you be a better person, or things you do, but feel like you could do more! I included not skipping class, doing chores, and appreciating my friends, but, you could put down anything you think would make you feel like a great person! Whether that means complimenting people, or helping someone, or taking out the recycling, the world is your oyster!

So, here’s some beginning ideas for your habit trackers! Sorry it wasn’t super specific or crazy helpful, but, if you want more specific ideas, feel free to message me. 


Can we talk about how my girlfriend is such a literal work of art? She’s so fucking flawless and beautiful and she’s so so so talented. Words can’t even describe how much she means to me. We’d do anything for each other. She’s my best friend, she’s my world, and she’s the light of my life. She’s the Sam to my Dean. She reminds me how strong I am daily and she’s been such a literal angel when dealing with my problems with me. When I was in the hospital she kept asking how I was doing and told me to keep her updated. I have no freaking idea what I did to deserve Rachel. I could write 800 books about why I love her, I could make a million posts, and none of them could even be a fraction of what I feel. She makes me laugh when I feel like I can’t breathe and she makes me smile when my life is literal shit. She’s so amazing, I’ve got such and amazing girlfriend. And no, today isn’t even an anniversary, i just wanted to show her how much I appreciate her. I love you @scruffy-dean

a few more Akaoi HCs

my reasoning behind these is still ‘why not’

~ I have a million ideas about how they could meet but I like to think about them becoming roommates when Akaashi starts college and just not getting along at all in the beginning, despite their friend circle (namely Bokuto, Kuroo, and everyone that comes with it) being pretty much identical. Akaashi just wouldn’t tolerate Oik’s bullshit at all and the latter thought of Akaashi as kind of a killjoy. That all changed once they got to know each other better and realized just how wrong they were about each other though. They ended up as good friends before they started falling in love.
~ now that they’re much closer, they understand each other pretty much without words. They’re both really perceptive, and they let their guard down around each other very easily.
~ they watch a lot of space documentaries together! They also like to visit the planetarium.
~ Akaashi is a blanket hogger par excellence. Oikawa is just cold. Poor guy.
~ touch either of them without consent and you will get fucked up
~ look, Akaashi has tried liking Ushiwaka, but it’s really hard when most of what he knows about him is via Oikawa, so now he harbours kind of a second-hand grudge …
~ Oikawa’s family absolutely loves Akaashi. It’s hard not to, really, but his sister’s taking it to the next level. (”I’m gonna plan the wedding!” - “IT’S BEEN THREE MONTHS GIVE US TIME”)
~ Takeru, too, loves Akaashi, mostly beause he now knows where to get blackmail material.
~ the first time they uploaded a selfie to Instagram they basically broke the internet. I imagine Oikawa to be really popular because like. Look at him. Tell me he wouldn’t be. So it’d be kind of a big deal. (completely unrelated, but my headcanon social media alias for him is definitely toorurun)
~ one time at a carnival Oikawa really wanted an alien plush so Akaashi went and pretty much destroyed the shooting gallery. Turns out he has scary precision. He could probably kill a man. That day, Oikawa made a mental note to never get on his bad side.
~ Akaashi tries to watch everything Oikawa’s currently hyping, even if he doesn’t like it at all. The amount of terrible soap operas he has sat through just to know what Oikawa was crying about is ridiculous. It’s worth it though, because in the end he gets to see his boyfriend happy.
~ this works vice-versa too - Akaashi doesnt get nearly as hyped up about things as Oikawa does, but i’s obvious when he’s excited about something. Most of the time Oikawa has no idea what he’s talking about (it’s mostly school-related stuff, I imagine Akaashi as like a photography major so there’s lots of stuff Tooru’s never even heard about, who knew taking photos could be so damn technical), but listens anyways because damn, he’s cute when he’s excited.

Tater & Kent YouTube Mini Fic

Hey since several people have promised they want to read it, here’s my Patater YouTube fic! It’s not very fleshed out, but I got the idea in my head and it wouldn’t go away. Let me know what you think!


Kent & Tater have a vlog channel on YouTube. Every other week on an off day, they’ll film what they do and put it up on the internet for all to see (they have almost half a million subscribers, it’s ridiculous).

Tater decides to record his day at home while Kent runs errands and has a press conference. He makes himself breakfast; “Oatmeal is good,” he explains to the camera, “I don’t know why Kenny won’t eat.” He narrates himself doing laundry, takes their dog for a walk, etc.

All goes well until he calls Kent to see how the conference went and Kent (on speakerphone) answers,

“What’s up?”
Taters grins into the camera and says,
“Not much. Just wondering how was the interview?”
“Kenny?” A sigh and Kent replies angrily,
“It wasn’t good, ok? I don’t want to talk about it and I have to go pick up my meds before the stupid pharmacy closes. Bye.”
And he hangs up.

The video cuts off at that point and picks up later, camera pointed at Tater who’s explaining that he ordered food for dinner that would be there soon. He’s just chatting to the camera about what else he did when Kent comes in.

He grunts in surprise when Kent throws himself at him and buries his face in Tater’s chest. “I am making video about today,” he explains, wrapping an arm around Kent where the audience can’t see. “I don’t wanna be on camera right now,” Kent says, muffled.

“Is alright,” Tater assures him, “my face takes up most of screen anyway.” Then he smiles and clicks the camera off and puts it down so he can hug Kent, who is definitely crying by that point.

“I’m sorry,” Kent gasps between sobs, “I’m so sorry.” Tater squeezes him and says, “Is okay.”

But Kent can’t let that slide so he pulls back and looks up at his boyfriend with puffy red eyes and shakes his head, “No, it’s not. You didn’t do anything wrong. I shouldn’t have gotten mad at you. I was being stupid. I’m sorry for being an asshole.”

Tater smiles at him, “Like I said, is okay. I know bad interview is hard. Did you get new medicine?” Kent nods and rests his head on Tater’s shoulder, arms wrapped around him tight. “Good,” the taller man responds, pressing his cheek against Kent’s hair, “maybe it will help you not feel so sad, yes?”

“Hopefully,” Kent answers, voice small and defeated, “at least maybe I can chill out some.” They stand there silent for a few moments, holding each other.

“Alexei?” Kent’s voice is muffled again from where he’s reburied his face in his boyfriend’s shirt. He gets a hum from the man in question, so he continues, “I think we should put that part in the video. The part when I yelled at you and when I came in just now.”

“You sure?” Alexei asks, rubbing a hand up and down Kent’s back. He nods and Tater squeezes him, “Okay if you want. Whatever you want is okay with me.”

They post it and after it cuts away from Kent throwing himself at Tater, they appear, sitting together on a bed, holding hands.

“Hello!” Tater says brightly with a little wave, “Kenny has something he want to say.” He feels Kent squeeze his hand and watches him take a deep breath before looking into the camera,

“Hey guys. We almost didn’t post this vlog, but I decided to do it anyway because,” he pauses to look over at Tater who’s smiling so sweetly at him that he can’t help blushing a little.

He continues, “I had a bad day when we filmed this, obviously. And I said some things I shouldn’t have.” This time, Alexei squeezes his hand and Kent sighs, “But even though it’s not great to lash out, it is okay to have a rough day. I’m on a new antidepressant now and I’m hoping that will help but there’s no guarantees. I just wanted you guys to know that I’m not perfect, we’re not perfect and that’s alright. We’re alright with the way we are and we think you guys are all amazing just the way you are too.”

“And,” Tater interrupts, releasing Kent’s hand to put an arm around him and pull him close, “don’t be afraid to go to someone when you feel bad. Get hugs from boyfriend or mom or teammate. You are just person like everyone else and we need help sometimes.”

Leaning forward, Kent says, “We appreciate you and we want you to succeed. See ya later, kids.” Tater shouts “Bye!” from behind Kent and the video goes to black.

The comment section explodes with people thanking them for being honest and sharing their own struggles. They get a few trolls because it is YouTube after all, but overall it’s overwhelmingly positive.

Kent and Tater respond to several comments while they sit on the couch together. When they’re done, Kent crawls into Tater’s lap and kisses him just because he can.

Removed the newspaper headline from the WAR! update picture, leaving a fairly blank slate behind.

Feel free to use and go wild with.


i swear to this: we are breaking bones, setting the marrow on fire,
tearing away ligaments and scraping calcium off fresh skeletons,
looking for some way to hope; looking for something to have faith in..


because every space suffocates with either the breaths of a million
or emptiness too vast too choke down. though our throats stretch wider and widest. though we swallow our own voices for fear of


old words, new words, what difference does it make? in the end
they’re all just words. the same letters arranged and rearranged
into shapes so similar i could scream—if only we could speak


by thought; if only we could whisper straight into each other’s
wondering with ideas dawned fresh and dew-drenched in hope.
instead here we are with what we have, doing what we can;



—  don’t tell me you’ve heard all this before (amc)

anonymous asked:

So even Aladdin doesn't know when Hakuei will wake up? Why is that?

I suppose it’s because it’s extremely complex magic he never used before, and thus, it is difficult to estimate when the whole thing will finish executing.

In a way, I think it might be similar to downloading a really big file - sure, you can estimate when it will be done if your bandwidth is more or less consistent, but if you add lots of external factors (other people using the connection, not being able to have the computer on all the time, connection issues, etc), it becomes almost impossible to even have a rough idea - and Aladdin’s spell had millions of commands.