Had to draw my Power Couple OTP from FE7 because I cleared Hector Hard Mode! All them Fire Emblem LPers who shipped HectorFlorina made me think I’d like that couple when I started the game but NAH…..these two are the GOOD SHIT (both support and personality-wise)!! I have no idea why ppl be sleeping on these two when they just…MESH SO WELL…..
Okay fine LynFlorina is also the A+++ content too but let me ship these two nerds….Rath? Who is that unit who comes in way too late to be useful despite having a cool promotion???? I have no clue ya’ll are hallucinating…jkjk
they manage to get on a boat, however small, and use any sound system they can find to blare I’m On A Boat
while out swimming, Bokuto gets on the inflatable whale they brought and Kuroo tries to join him but the whale is no where near big enough. Bokuto reaches out to hold him up and says dramatically, “Don’t let go!” and Kuroo responds with, “I’ll never let go.” and Bokuto acts serious for all of ten seconds and then he’s pushing Kuroo under
both of them think they’re so clever making some stupid drawing on the other one’s back in sunscreen
Bokuto demanded they get a sandcastle kit before they arrived here, even if the tools are way too small for their hands
Kuroo wonders why he didn’t think of it first
Bokuto 100% picks up the towel to shake off the sand and ends up getting it in both his and Kuroo’s faces
staying long enough to watch the sunset
regretting staying long enough to watch the sunset because now they’re both freezing and their clothes are in the car
needing to wash off the sand and cautiously staring at the showers because wow that is going to be extra cold
Bokuto braves the water first and flicks water towards Kuroo, asking if he could be anymore catlike when he practically hisses at Bokuto
racing each other to the actual shower when they get home
“I’ve made tons of these so I might as well share some:
Grif used to scuba dive; he knew a guy who owned a boat and in exchange for getting lifts to prime diving area’s he’d work on the boat occasionally
Grif has tons of artifacts from shipwrecks because of this
Sarge and Grif have a designated hour of “talking” that mainly consists of Sarge resisting the urge to shoot him and Grif complimenting this fact: “You’re doing great, Sir” “Grrrrrrrrrrr” “Amazing job”
It’s meant to help Sarge resist the urge to kill Grif
Grif’s the type of asshole who sends out rattatas on Wonder Trade and in return always gets shinies
They will never tell anybody this and they will deny this fact forever, but Simmons and Grif can quote Spongebob perfectly sometimes and it’s just a casual thing they do. Those nerds.
One time they were stuck in a small area with Wash and he made some passing comment about claustrophobia and then they just whisper to themselves: “What does claustrophobic mean?” “It means he’s afraid of Santa Claus” “HO HO HO” “Stop it, Grif! You’re scaring him!”
Grif’s the type of person when playing Mario Kart that drives backward the entire race and it pisses Simmons off to no end
“ACTUALLY TRY TO WIN, GRIF!” “I’m winning in reverse, Simmons. That takes a lot more skill” “NO, IT DOESN’T”
Grif’s usually the first person to cry when watching a sappy movie but it’s only a single tear as he clenches his jaw and first and just tries really hard not to shed another tear
I have tons more but then this post would get too long, most of these are silly really but personally, I find them hilarious!
When your best friend is gorgeous, smart and one of the most decent people you’d ever met, it makes sense that people would think you were a couple. Of course every time this happened to Killian Jones and Emma Swan they’d laugh it off and say there was no chance that anything like that could ever happen.
They were friends - for almost five years - and they quite liked it that way.
Only one time, she had seriously considered it.
They were in the middle of this health kick - running a few times a week after Emma had almost collapsed chasing a skip up a fire escape. Killian had offered to run with her - it wasn’t safe for her to be running around on her own, he’d said - she’d rolled her eyes and reminded him that she could take care of herself and that Storybrooke was hardly the crime capital of New England. He’d still insisted on joining her.
One Saturday he’d knocked on her apartment door, too early for the sun even to have peeked over the horizon. The park was deserted as they pounded the trails in companionable silence until it began to rain. A fine mist at first, it quickly graduated into a heavy downpour with large, freezing drops saturating them in seconds as they raced to the cover of the trees.
Killian laughed when she slipped in the mud, his hands coming up to her waist to halt her fall - they were warm, even through her soaked t-shirt. He was close enough she could really appreciate those damn blue eyes of his that never saw him leave a bar without at least one phone number (wanted or not). His hair had fallen over those eyes. She’d told him a dozen times to cut it and he always just shrugged. Water dripped down those silky tendrils, drizzling across his cheek. Dazed, she’d stared at his perfect face.
For a second, she’d forgotten who he was ( her best friend ) and why they’d never been more than that (she didn’t do relationships or men in general, he just didn’t do commitment). For a moment he was just a handsome, perfect guy who she was very attracted to… so she reached up and brushed away the rogue strands, her fingers sliding down his cheek, reluctant to break the contact. It was okay- just for that moment - to let herself get lost in the smile he gave her and to imagine what it would be like to kiss those lips and for those hands to tighten at her waist and draw her close.
They’d hugged a thousand times. But that was different, because he was her friend and every hug they shared was devoid of that pulling tension she felt right then. Warmth radiated from him as the rain tumbled through the pine trees. She let herself daydream for a few perilous moments about a “them” - a dream of cozy dates and tangled limbs and kisses and-
Then, of course, reality kicked in. The rain vanished, the sun replacing it in the blink of an eye. He’d tugged on her shoulder, rousing her out of the dream as he asked her if she was ready to head back. She’d smiled and nodded, avoiding his gaze until her feet found that rhythm again on the mossy footpaths, each step pushing that idea further away.
Santorini, or Thera as it is sometimes known, is probably the most well-known of the Cyclades islands. Aside from the amazing views across the volcanic caldera, with picturesque houses and churches built into the cliffs, the sunsets in Santorini will stay with you forever.
If you want to make it even more special, visit Greece this summer and view the setting sun from the luxury of your own boat while sailing in the Aegean Sea.
No one likes to fall. And few people would ever choose to drown. But in struggling through the ocean of this life, sometimes it’s so hard not to let the world in. Sometimes the ocean does enter us. The dunya does seep into our hearts.
And like the water that breaks the boat, when dunya enters, it shatters our heart. It shatters the boat. Recently, I was reminded of what a broken boat looks like, of what happens when you let everything in. I was reminded because I saw someone, just like me, fall in love too much with this life and seek to be filled by the creation. So the ocean of dunya shattered her boat, as it had shattered mine, and she fell out into the water. But she stayed down too long, and didn’t know how to come back up or what to hold on to.
So she drowned.
If you allow dunya to own your heart, like the ocean that owns the boat, it will take over. You will sink down to the depths of the sea. You will touch the ocean floor. And you will feel as though you were at your lowest point. Entrapped by your sins and the love of this life, you will feel broken. Surrounded by darkness. That’s the amazing thing about the floor of the ocean. No light reaches it.
But, this dark place is not the end. Remember that the darkness of night precedes the dawn. And as long as your heart still beats, this is not the death of it. You don’t have to die here. Sometimes, the ocean floor is only a stop on the journey. And it is when you are at this lowest point, that you are faced with a choice. You can stay there at the bottom, until you drown. Or you can gather pearls and rise back up—stronger from the swim, and richer from the jewels.
If you seek Him, God can raise you up, and replace the darkness of the ocean, with the light of His sun. He can transform what was once your greatest weakness into your greatest strength, and a means of growth, purification and redemption. Know that transformation sometimes begins with a fall. So never curse the fall. The ground is where humility lives. Take it. Learn it. Breathe it in. And then come back stronger, humbler and more aware of your need for Him. Come back having seen your own nothingness and His greatness. Know that if you have seen that Reality, you have seen much. For the one who is truly deceived is the one who sees his own self—but not Him. Deprived is the one who has never witnessed his own desperate need for God. Reliant on his own means, he forgets that the means, his own soul, and everything else in existence are His creation.
Seek God to bring you back up, for when He does, He will rebuild your ship. The heart that you thought was forever damaged will be mended. What was shattered will be whole again. Know that only He can do this. Seek Him.
And when He saves you, beg forgiveness for the fall, feel remorse over it—but not despair. As Ibn ul Qayyim (ra) has said: “Satan rejoiced when Adam (peace be upon him) came out of Paradise, but he did not know that when a diver sinks into the sea, he collects pearls and then rises again.”
There is a powerful and amazing thing about tawbah (repentance) and turning back to Allah (swt). We are told that it is a polish for the heart. What’s amazing about a polish is that it doesn’t just clean. It makes the object that is polished even shinier than it was before it got dirty. If you come back to God, seek His forgiveness, and refocus your life and heart on Him, you have the potential to be even richer than if you’d never fallen at all. Sometimes falling and coming back up gives you wisdom and humility that you may never otherwise have had. Ibn ul Qayyim (ra) writes:
“One of the Salaf (Pious Predecessors) said: “Indeed a servant commits a sin by which he enters Paradise; and another does a good deed by which he enters the Fire.” It was asked: How is that? So he replied: “The one who committed the sin, constantly thinks about it; which causes him to fear it, regret it, weep over it and feel ashamed in front of his Lord—the Most High—due to it. He stands before Allah, broken-hearted and with his head lowered in humility. So this sin is more beneficial to him than doing many acts of obedience, since it caused him to have humility and humbleness—which leads to the servant’s happiness and success—to the extent that this sin becomes the cause for him entering Paradise. As for the doer of good, then he does not consider this good a favor from his Lord upon him. Rather, he becomes arrogant and amazed with himself, saying: I have achieved such and such, and such and such. So this further increases him in self-adulation, pride and arrogance—such that this becomes the cause for his destruction.”
Allah (swt) reminds us in the Qur’an to never lose hope. He says: “Say, ‘O My servants who have transgressed against their souls [by sinning], despair not of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful,’” (39:53).
And so, this is a call to all those who have become enslaved by the tyranny of the self, imprisoned in the dungeon of the nafs (self) and desires. It is a call to all those who have entered the ocean of dunya, who have sunk into its depths, and become trapped by its crushing waves. Rise up. Rise up to the air, to the Real world above the prison of the ocean. Rise up to your freedom. Rise up and come back to life. Leave the death of your soul behind you. Your heart can still live and be stronger and purer than it ever was. Does not the polish of tawbah remake the heart even more beautiful than it was? Remove the veil you have sewn with your sins. Remove the veil between you and Life, between you and Freedom, between you and Light—between you and God. Remove the veil and rise up. Come back to yourself. Come back to where you began. Come back Home. Know that when all the other doors have shut in your face, there is One that is always open. Always. Seek it. Seek Him and He will guide you through the waves of the cruel ocean, into the mercy of the sun.
This world cannot break you—unless you give it permission. And it cannot own you unless you hand it the keys – unless you give it your heart. And so, if you have handed those keys to dunya for a while—take them back. This isn’t the End. You don’t have to die here. Reclaim your heart and place it with its rightful owner:
Yasmin Mogahed, excerpt from “Reclaim Your Heart”
Happy (belated) birthday to @villains-happy-ending! You were my first fandom friend, Aimee, the first one to welcome me to this crazy nook of the internet and you were the one that introduced me to a lot of people people that are nowadays extremely big parts of my life too. So for all of that, and because you’re such an amazing person in general, I’ve written you a little (cough cough) birthday gift. (Prepare for a lot of nautical puns)
A Podcast AU (inspired by an actual podcast I came across a couple of days ago) where Emma gets obsessed with Killian’s maritime podcast Seatimes and of course life finds a way to make their paths cross
(The italic bits are little fragments of Killian’s podcast. Non-italics are Emma’s pov)
She stumbled upon Seatimes as she was researching a case. The skip was a selfish, misogynistic prick that wore Lacoste polos tied around his neck, a $200-dollar salmon-colored shirt, and a pair of shoes that was probably worth twice, if not thrice, the amount of money his shirt cost. He got thrown into holding for embezzlement of his own company’s funds, owned an actual boat and still ran away from every attempt made to make him settle up; he kept and kept on refusing to pay his bail. And so, Emma was brought into the picture.
Following his movements, both real life and online, like a hawk, Emma came to the conclusion that the rich, embezzling jackass was in search of someone to cheat on his wife with. He wasn’t even trying to be coy about his search for a mistress. Every picture on the account he had set up on some sleazy dating site were either of his precious boat or of him bare-chested and holding in his stomach on his precious boat.
Not a lot more backstory was needed to figure out the way to crack this case. Emma had to become the woman of all women to him. The one that, unlike all the rest of womankind according to him, had knowledge of boats and how currents worked, and all of that and not to forget a pretty face and nice figure. Luck would have it that Mother Nature and a lot of exercise had granted Emma the latter but the former… not so much.
She sadly– not very sadly if it meant staying clear of Mr. Douchebag– belonged to the general, uninteresting part of her gender, so she was forced to gain a life worth of knowledge in a short period of time. Three days to be more exact, because her skip had agreed to a date in four. Three days to become an expert.
“Welcome to Seatimes. I am Jones. Consider me your Captain to cross the wild and murky waters of naval and maritime knowledge. Each week will feature a guest as well as some must know things about the soaring seas and the ship sailing them. I hope that by the end of these podcasts, you will consider yourselves more of an expert on the subject.”
A list of B.A.P’s songs that aimed to spread a message (non-romance) ---- updated.
was writing for a school assignment, don’t mind don’t mind.
// update: i got an A for my assignment for this.
// update #2: will be reblogging this post to constantly update it instead of editing! updated till i remember.
Never Give Up (2011) Pre-debut Unit (Bang&Zelo)
never give up : everything will be okay ultimately, just believe in yourself and chase for your dreams
“ Taking thousand dollars private lessons This system that emphasizes grades over friendships This pressure called exams, this burden called college The stress that are building up, would my parents know? “
“ Never give up Cheer up, toward your dreams, never give up Get up, get up, you can do it Wake up, wake up Don’t worry, everything will be fine, never give up Because it’s you, it’s you, believe in yourself Never give up
Warrior (2012) Debut EP
warrior : talks about the injustice within the society that we must fight against
“ A punch that I throw for you, Who are thirsty from the long fight Everyone’s different, everyone takes sides And those words are just words of ignorant people Since the words that echoes in my heart is different from yours I’m mad so listen to my 4 measure nagging (Rest In Peace) This prayer for truths Even if the hidden system, the black shadow cover it up This holy badge that won’t yield “
unbreakable : talks about not giving up on oneself and not letting others tear you down // motivation
“ In the beginning, when everyone said we would fail We clenched our jaws and sharpened our wings Even if it was dirty and upsetting, we held it all in We fought and won all of our self-battles (Even if we have to kneel down, even if we clash we’ll never break down)
Power (2012) EP
fight for freedom : fight against conformity, to be who we really are, to say things we really mean
“ When others say yes, we say no We don’t associate with the same types Like it like it like that I want to say what I want without being stopped ”
“ Until when are you gonna be trapped Until when will you live like others ”
power : encourages the weak to stand up against the strong who abuse their money and power
“ You block out your ears and mouth, You’re so busy filling up your own boats that your roles are stolen away from you Like a decalcomanie, a role where money, power and honor don’t change Move, it is time for the anthem for the battle between the strong and the weak This is a Revolution, a Guernica flow So everyone, keep your head up “
“ There’s no more, no more justice The world surrenders to money In the shadows of the powerful, The weak are dying “
“ One shot! Anger, it’s the oppression given by those Who covers the bright light Two shot! Those who look exactly like the devil Put on a fake face every day Three shot! They put on a mask called justice And my ego stands up against them and fights Four shot! Go with the rhythm and without knowing, break down those who are trapped in a boundary “
“ Don’t need it, don’t need fakeness Only the wicked can survive in this world With a smiling face, they appear on TV and trample on young souls “
what the hell : problems within the society that should be recognised, but they are hidden and that we have the power to change the world for the better
“ So many ties are being used to cover the truth Putting a make on the fakes and saying It’s only indifference Leaving the children alone one by one There’s a crime but no criminal, does it even make sense? “
“ The strength that governs the world is a problem What the hell is the law of the jungle? Why are good and evil split by money? And why are the weak killed? This is a coward war Hey, can you feel this? The fact that invisible hands Are maneuvering you according to their will Hiding the truths, TV and radio Are putting a blindfold on me, hiding the scandals “
Change over the world, you have the right to do so Now spread your voice far far away
Goodbye (2012) Single
goodbye : encouragement for listeners to pursue their dreams, to pick themselves up when they are down, to not be afraid of new beginnings / startings and that it is okay to feel lost.
“ I don’t know the word, “quit” – there’s no need to rush It’s good, I am just breathing for my dreams If I fall down, I’ll get back up – If I enjoy my failures, that’s that That’s right, The world is becoming my side again “
“ Why are people so easily influenced? I’m worried that I will walk on this path, Swayed by others words Their hearts are poor But I can escape it I will brush myself off And run once more Get up once more, right now “
“ Take in a deep breath and let it out You can do it, Keep walking toward your hopes That can be reached Don’t stop in this shadow of the world You are more free than anyone else “
대박사건 (Crash) (2012) Single
note: even though i remember is in a way largely a romance song, but there are some lyrics that i feel, fit relationships, like frienships and kinships. we all have people and peers knocking us down but we come out stronger right? so i remember is based on my personal opinion!
i remember : to me, at least, it was about being hurt by someone a person truly cared for and how they’ve grown apart. but they take the memories with them as they form a part of them, helps them discover who they are and makes them, them. and to believe in yourself that you will be able to do it, even if no one says you can.
I don’t know why all of our Hell-like memories are still in my head I will remember all of our past days, How you played me I completely changed Because of you I don’t smile anymore Like before
I wanted to be greater Than anyone so you could regret Yeah, my music that you looked down on Is playing on the streets of Seoul (Rock on)
The fact that you left me Because you didn’t believe in my dream This reality drives me crazy
Even if I walk this road by myself for a bit I will show you my everything
-He’s got a few freckles on his cheeks and the bridge of his nose but most of his freckles are on his shoulders and upper back.
-Has one mole near the corner of his right eye and another one on his jawline. He also has a few on his neck. Most of the time he covers them up but sometimes he just can’t care about them enough to do that much.
-His hair is slightly darker in the fall and winter, more of a goldish color but in the spring and summer his hair is stark white.
-Draco is actually super good with animals when he’s by himself and specifically adores horses.
-He grew up around horses most of his life, he’s also the type of person who’ll point out any horse he sees when you’re driving with him.
-Cats are really attracted to him and he’ll take a good half hour out of his day to pet any cat he sees. He’s weak for really fluffy cats but also finds spynx cats to be quite fascinating.
-Has a birthmark on his hip that looks like a boat.
-Owns at least 7 pairs of heels, he’s a classy man with classy tastes.
-Either looks like the cover of a magazine or looks like a hobo, there’s no in-between
-Got into knitting as a way of de-stressing, makes sweaters in his free time and donates them when he’s finished them.
-Has an 8ft long scarf that he knits constantly, its a bunch of mixed yarn but he works on it at least four times a day.
-Taps his foot all of the time, taps other things, he taps a lot
-Doodles on all of his work, turned in ministry paperwork with doodles all over the margins.
-Is super gay for Harry potter
-Drinks more coffee than he does tea.
-Sleeps with five blankets on his bed, only uses like one at a time.
- comes from old money (that’s an understatement lmao) and lives in a mansion - but only bc that allows him to adopt a humble total of two dogs, three tabby cats and an actual literal fox - alina laughs when he first tells her about the fox but then realization dawns on her and she knows he’s not joking - names the fox sobachka bc he’s extra like that (also don’t worry all his pets get along!!) - has his own boating business - probably hires david to work for him bc if these two combined their brilliant minds together?? REVOLUTIONARY STUFF - has a very expensive but refined taste and you’ll NEVER see or hear him boast about his finances but you can tell he has $$ in the way he carries himself - LOVES EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING WITH PIRATES IN IT - black sails is probably his favourite tv show ever and no one can convince me otherwise - carries the goddamn lantsov emerald everywhere with him JUST IN CASE alina has an epiphany and says yes lmao - which she never does bc she’s not the marrying type but they remain really good friends (after they date for awhile bc let’s be real that’s bound to happen) - starts a lot of food discourses - *calls alina at 3am* ‘would you rather eat a plate of herring or drink an entire bottle of kvas on an empty stomach?? also what do you think about the pineapple on pizza discourse’ - has a custom ringtone for all his friends - has a lot of acquaintances but prefers to spend his birthdays with his closest friends a.k.a the grisha squad - once, genya gave him a simple navy blue sweater with a hand-stitched crown embroidery on the front and it’s one of his most treasured clothing items ever - probably spends a LOT of time on twitter/tumblr - MEME KING - develops a strong distaste for birthday cake but doesn’t mind regular sweets although he prefers salty snacks - BUSINESS PARTNERS WITH INEJ ANYONE????? AND kaz bc let’s be real kaz couldn’t possibly turn a blind eye to a good bargainTM (or a company transaction) and they’re all up in each other’s business - sobachka sleeps next to him like a plush toy while the dogs guard his door - GREAT with animals in general - claims he’s too busy for relationships and prefers casual hookups but one time he meets this handsome soft boy at a bar and alina literally starts crying when he tells her bc she’s so happy he’s finally found someone - gives (a lot of) money to charity - supports social clubs if they stand for something he believes in (so like feminist clubs/groups, anything that stands for class and gender equality) - subscribed to ever gossip site out there bc a) D R A M A but also bc he likes to be informed - king of throwing shade at people (esp if they’re ignorant and/or close-minded) - probably invented call out culture - slowly starts referring to kaz as ‘his son’ - sometimes, when he’s alone in his big ass mansion and no one’s watching, he puts on his old crown and takes out his dad’s old king cloak and dances in his underwear to ‘the show must go on’