anonymous asked:

Well since you are up to hear rants I'm gonna start mine too...Yesterday one of my classmates who hates my "ostentatious" skills in maths was telling everyone how I am a joke since I did not secure top marks in the prev paper and the subject of my hate did. Like hello are you even observing? Maths is my PASSION not a challenge. But then I was s o furious and I just made a deal with myself today. I'm gonna ACE this exam. 100/100. No excuses for this goal. I'm gonna show that twad how stupid he is

Damn I wish I was good at math.


I refuse to bow down any longer.


D: …are you wooing me, Potter?

H: is it working?

well Sirius’ bike had to end up somewhere and I think Harry would gladly take that burden, especially if he can pick up his boyfriend from work or sth so they can be 100 % ostentatious 

besides, Harry still hates flooing imo.

the leather jacket was somehow a success so I thought why not go all the way but I was so wrong omgggg sorry for the extremely oversimplified bike but I had no patience with it. also, I figured it would have to be a bit bigger if Hagrid could comfortably ride it? idk

I’m never doing this again I’m not even joking lmao 

  • Karkat Vantas, A Week From Valentine's Day: Every inch of free space is covered in complex charts and graphics mapping out the day for maximum romantic potential. A dozen potential gifts spill out of various cabinets. Is this tissue paper too ostentatious? Is this card treading that magical line between sappy and irreverent that I know I need to perfectly balance in order to make this shit sing? His days are filled with nervous pacing, gesticulating at television commercials, eyes narrowed, attempting to glean the true spirit and meaning of the upcoming festival
  • Dave Strider, A Week From Valentine's Day: The christmas tree is still up. The lower branches are bare, their ornaments strewn about in a haphazard pile, soundly defeated by some number of cloned cats. Why the fuck is there pink shit everywhere, he wonders, purchasing a dozen energy drinks from his local drug store. Oh well. It's probably nothing,

The view from NYC’s highest apartment. 432 Park Avenue is a supertall residential skyscraper in Manhattan, New York City. Originally proposed to be 1,300 feet (396 meters) in 2011, the structure topped out at 1,396 ft (426 m). Construction began in 2012 and was completed on December 23, 2015. The building has been much maligned by many city residents who find it an eyesore and believe it represents New York’s increasing cost of living and ostentatious wealth.

The building required the demolition of the 495-room Drake Hotel. Built in 1926, it was purchased for $440 million in 2006 by developer Harry Macklowe and razed the next year. Its footprint became one of New York’s most valuable development sites due to its location, between East 56th and 57th Streets on the west side of Park Avenue. (Source)

Day 6: Christmas/Winter holidays

Genji puts up some decorations.

(Some fun info + a lot of preamble: though Christmas is ostensibly celebrated in Japan, Christmas Eve tends to have stronger significance, and all-in-all it’s mostly seen as a romantic day for couples rather than one for family or as religiously significant.

But in terms of practice, Christmas as it is treated in the West aligns more closely with Japanese New Year–Oshogatsu–wherein people are given time off from work, put up decorations, send cards to loved ones, visit places of worship–ie Shinto and Buddhist shrines–and give gifts. Here, Genji’s putting together a kadomatsu, a type of pine and bamboo arrangement that you put outside your house and decorate during New Year’s in order to welcome kami. It’s a bit like a Christmas tree! Although naturally they’re not nearly as ostentatious as Christmas trees generally are haha)


ARIES: phenomenal – very remarkable, extraordinary
TAURUS: pulchritudinous – a person of breathtaking, heartbreaking beauty,  physically beautiful, comely
GEMINI: whimsical – playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way.
CANCER: ethereal – extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world
LEO: grandiose – impressive or magnificent in appearance or style
VIRGO: opulent – ostentatiously rich and luxurious or lavish
LIBRA: fetching – attractive, pleasing, charming, captivating
SCORPIO: enchanting – delightfully charming or attractive, bewitching, enthralling
SAGITTARIUS: dazzling – extremely impressive, beautiful, or skillful
CAPRICORN: quintessential – representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class
AQUARIUS: sui generis – of its own kind, unique, not like anything else
PISCES: exquisite – extremely beautiful and, typically, delicate

Witch Siblings: Gemma living in London just trying to live a normal life in her studio flat using her magic for stirring tea hands-free or changing her hair color (she’ll be damned if her roots show). When her ostentatious younger brother who has completely embraced his magic comes to live with her. If he’s not leaving lavender and chamomile with wolfs-bane everywhere he’s leaving glitter from his boots or one of his 13 hats lying around. Oh brother. 


Orson Krennic is the most incredibly ostentatious and over-the-top and smug and arrogant Imperial officer and he’s…. incredible 

the pretty kyber crystals pulled straight out of dead jedis’ lightsabers he gives to Galen in a fancy case as a (project) proposal gift

he fully dresses up and brings vintage wines (dinner and dessert separately) for the Ersos when he’s invited for dinner

his old-timey wood-plated blaster!

his probably custom imperial shuttle because of course he has to have a custom shuttle

them gloves……….

the fucking cape (which he has to wear even on the watery battlefield while everything is on fire)

(yet he thinks Darth Vader has “eccentric fashion sense”)

his personal guards are called “death troopers” and he had to bring them even to SWCE

truly incredible

Have a little johnlock Christmas joy

It was Christmas Eve and John had only been back in the flat for almost a month and what a month it was.  Three cases and locum work had kept him busy at the clinic, too busy to think about properly decorating the flat for Christmas.  This year he wanted it to be special and he had just the perfect plan but he needed Sherlock out of the flat for the day. So he texted Lestrade and asked if he could help keep Sherlock occupied for the day.  Lestrade reluctantly agreed and John had the entire day to get the flat ready and pick up the present that he had carefully picked out for Sherlock.

He decorated the mantle with tinsel and fairy lights and adorned Billy with a Santa hat. He even got a tree, nothing to ostentatious, just the right size for their flat and took care in decorating it so it was perfect.  

There was one last thing left to do before Sherlock was set to show up, place his wrapped present under the tree.  It was a small box wrapped in green velvet with a red bow.  

It was perfect timing as Sherlock walked through the door and stopped in his tracks.  

“John…we didn’t discuss Christmas this year, I didn’t even have time…”

“Sherlock, I didn’t expect you to do anything for Christmas, but I wanted to do this for you.  In fact it’s long overdue.  Take your coat off and sit in your chair, please.”

Sherlock did as instructed and John reached under the tree and grabbed the small box and walked over to Sherlock and got down on his knees in front of him and presented him with the box.”

“John, I really, it doesn’t seem right, I haven’t gotten you anything.”

“Go on, open it,” John said giddily.

Sherlock reluctantly took the box and undid the bow and unwrapped the paper revealing a small black velvet box. Sherlock’s eyes meet John’s and began to water, “John… I don’t….”

“Well open it.”

With shaking hands, Sherlock opened the box and stared at its content, a single ring of titanium engraved with a delicate honeycomb design.  He sat there speechless as John cleared his throat.

“William Sherlock Scott Holmes, will you do me the honour of becoming my husband?”

Sherlock blinked, unsure that he had hear John correctly.

John reached over and took the box from Sherlock’s trembling hands and pulled the ring out of the box.  “Is that a yes?”

Sherlock nodded furiously and allowed John to slide the ring onto his finger and then Sherlock pulled him into a hug, happy tears running down his face.

When he was finally able to speak, he was a bit crestfallen, “but I didn’t get you anything,”

“On the contrary Sherlock, you gave me the best Christmas present.  You said yes.” 

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Male royal flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus)

Many male birds sport ostentatious ornaments used to attract a mate– that’s nothing new! However, very few birds have as multipurpose and mysterious an ornament as the royal flycatcher. When threatened, these birds will flare and twitch their bold red crest as they slowly rotate their head back and forth. This hypnotic behavior is little-understood; maybe it’s used to deter predators or put prey in a trance?


absolution; act of absolving; a freeing from blame or guilt; release fromconsequences, obligations, or penalties.

acquiesce; accept something reluctantly but without protest.

asterismos; a rhetorical term for an introductory word or phrase that has the primary function of calling attention to what follows.

astronomy; the scientific study of matter and phenomena in the universe, especially in outer space, including the positions, dimensions, distribution, motion, composition, energy, and evolution of celestial objects.

ataraxia; a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquillity.

aura; a distinctive and pervasive quality or character; atmosphere.

boisterous; noisy, energetic, and cheerful.

bling; a slang term popularized in hip hop culture, referring to flashy, ostentatious, or elaborate jewellery and ornamented accessories

brontide; a low muffled sound like distant thunder heard in certain seismic regions especially along seacoasts and over lakes and thought to be caused by feeble earth tremors.

burgundy; a deep red colour like that of burgundy wine.

cacophony; a harsh discordant mixture of sounds.

camaraderie; mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.

capricious; guided by whim rather than reason.

cosmic; relating to the universe or cosmos, especially as distinct from the earth.

decadence; moral or cultural decline as characterized by excessive indulgence in pleasure or luxury.

defenestration; the action of throwing someone out of a window, or, the action or process of dismissing someone from a position of power or authority.

effervescent; vivacious and enthusiastic.

eloquence; fluent or persuasive speaking or writing.

ephemeral; lasting for a very short time.

epinephrine; another term for adrenaline.

epistemology; the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope, and the distinction between justified belief and opinion.

ethereal; extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world.

eunoia; comes from the Greek word εὔνοια, meaning “well mind” or “beautiful thinking.”

fantastical; based on or existing only in fantasy; unreal.

furtive; attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive.

gossamer; a light, thin, and insubstantial or delicate material or substance.

halcyon; denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.

ineffable; too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words.

intoxication; the state of being intoxicated, especially by alcohol.

lactescere; (Latin) to turn to milk.

leonine; of or resembling a lion or lions.

loquacious; tending to talk a great deal; talkative.

machiavellian; cunning, scheming, and unscrupulous, especially in politics.

mischievous; causing or showing a fondness for causing trouble in a playful way.

momentum; the impetus gained by a moving object.

myriad; a countless or extremely great number of people or things.

nebulae; a cloud of gas and dust in outer space, visible in the night sky either as an indistinct bright patch or as a dark silhouette against other luminous matter.

nefarious; (typically of an action or activity) wicked or criminal.

nonchalant; feeling or appearing casually calm and relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm.

opalescence; the quality of being opallike, or milkily iridescent. 

obligatory; required by a legal, moral, or other rule; compulsory.

orphic; of or relating to Orpheus or Orphism.

parenthetical; relating to or inserted as a parenthesis (explains or qualifies something).

partial; existing only in part; incomplete.

pastiche; an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.

petrichor; a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.

phosphenes; a sensation of a ring or spot of light produced by pressure on the eyeball or direct stimulation of the visual system other than by light.

plethora; a large or excessive amount of something.

pleasure; a feeling of happy satisfaction and enjoyment.

pretentious; attempting to impress by affecting greater importance or merit than is actually possessed.

prosaic; having or using the style or diction of prose as opposed to poetry; lacking imaginativeness or originality, commonplace; unromantic.

resilience; the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

ricochet; a bullet or other projectile rebound off a surface.

sempiternal; eternal and unchanging; everlasting.

serendipitous; occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

sphere; a round solid figure, or its surface, with every point on its surface equidistant from its centre.

soliloquy; an act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play.

sonorous; (of a person’s voice or other sound) imposingly deep and full.

tenebrific; causing gloom or darkness.

twilight; the soft glowing light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon, caused by the reflection of the sun’s rays from the atmosphere.

vespertide; the period of vespers; evening.

vicissitude; a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant.

waltz; a ballroom dance in triple time performed by a couple or to act casually, confidently, or inconsiderately.

Your Sexuality Is Expressed...
  • Mars in Aries/1st: Openly, ardently and assertively
  • Mars in Taurus/2nd: Slowly, sensually and materialistically
  • Mars in Gemini/3rd: Verbally, intellectually, charmingly
  • Mars in Cancer/4th: Emotionally, maternally, submissively
  • Mars in Leo/5th: Forwardly, ostentatiously, playfully
  • Mars in Virgo/6th: Seductively, innocently, meticulously
  • Mars in Libra/7th: Compliantly, romantically, captivatingly
  • Mars in Scorpio/8th: Intensely, profoundly, sexually
  • Mars in Sagittarius/9th: Expansively, knowingly, rowdily
  • Mars in Capricorn/10th: Publicly, importantly, temptingly
  • Mars in Aquarius/11th: Unconventionally, uniquely, erratically
  • Mars in Pisces/12th: Subconsciously, passively, unknowingly
  • Aries/Mars in the 8th: With drive, with enterprise, with intensity
  • Taurus/Venus in the 8th: With aphrodisiacs, with intimacy, with physicality
  • Gemini/Mercury in the 8th: With communication, with wit, with curiosity
  • Cancer/Moon in the 8th: With nurture, with emotional connections, with inconsistency
  • Leo/Sun in the 8th: With warmth, with flamboyancy, with temptation
  • Virgo/Mercury in the 8th: With caution, with modesty, with precision
  • Libra/Venus in the 8th: With romanticism, with flirtation, with beauty
  • Scorpio/Pluto in the 8th: With allure, with passion, with entice
  • Sagittarius/Jupiter in the 8th: With idealism, with integrity, with benevolency
  • Capricorn/Saturn in the 8th: With inhibition, with hesitation/resistance, with importance
  • Aquarius/Uranus in the 8th: With originality, with divergency, with distinction
  • Pisces/Neptune in the 8th: With naivety, with deep connections, with sacrifice
  • *If you have a sign that is ruled by more than one planet (ex: Aquarius in the 8th [Ruled by Saturn and Uranus] then check both.