perfect standards

Tarot Deck Storage

So, like many tarot readers, you’ve fallen prey to the decklust bug.
The decks, they are many.
Your shelf space is lacking.
What to do?


Did you know that those old card catalogue drawers are a perfect fit for most standard sized decks? 

Larger decks can fit too….

Deckbags…



Available for a steal at an antiques market or yard sale (if you’re lucky).
You too can embrace your inner librarian, and save your decks from a dusty shelf, or hazardous heap of deck bags.

They come in all sorts of sizes:

and different materials, too:

… even better, they make an excellent surface for a tiny altar…. not shown ; )


Be warned, the empty space encourages new decks to arrive and fill the gaps!!

Upcycling FTW

Originally posted by dddribbble


This is an abbreviated version of my first post about upcycling.

anonymous asked:

YOUR TAGS. I feel you girl. It irritates me when people pretend Dean hasn't found his perfect match. Even in S4 when Dean barely knew him Cas was gentle and wanted to understand Dean "you don't think you deserved to be saved", the park date, etc. He sacrifices everything for Dean, makes Dean laugh (HE HADN'T HAD FUN LIKE THAT IN YEARS), always comes back to Dean. I can boldly say Castiel is the one person Dean is the happiest around. It does help that he thinks Cas is devastatingly handsome.

Some people must be watching the show like this:

Because really? Dean hasn’t found someone who loves him fully and unconditionally?

A person who would be literally everything Dean would look for in a romantic partner if he allowed it for himself? 

Someone who sees who Dean really is and loves him for it? Who would always choose Dean? Who would give up things for Dean? Who would rebel and fall for Dean? Who would always look out for Dean? Who would always care for Dean? Who would even keep away from Dean if it would protect him? Who would care for him when he’s wounded? Who would also care deeply for Sam because he loves him like a brother? 

Someone who is his equal, a BAMF, who knows the life, who brings out his soft side, who brings him up when he’s at his lowest, who challenges him, who sometimes even frustrates him because he cares so much. Someone with no preconceptions of who a person ‘should’ be, who therefore has no comprehension of why Dean would repress certain sides of himself thanks to low self esteem and cultural norms and therefore accepts and loves him for who he is as a whole, even the sides Dean might not even like himself, helping Dean to learn to embrace them. Someone who helps him be the best him that he can be, who would always choose him and would theoretically stay at his side for centuries if need be, who, when he doesn’t stay it’s because he is trying to protect him from afar and keep him safe, but someone who always comes back to Mr Dean Abandonment Issues Winchester.

Someone who would watch over him as his mother, up on her pedestal, always said Angels would, but you know, literal Angels don’t exist so he would have to settle for a metaphorical romantic partner for this, like in all the love songs and fairy tales…

WE JUST DON’T KNOW WHERE THIS UTTERLY UNREALISTIC LOVE INTEREST COULD BE HIDING.

Originally posted by stardustcas

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A TRAVESTY

Venus
  • Aries: I like you because in my eyes you're cool, exciting, and new.
  • Taurus: I like you because you seem grounded, earthy, and stable.
  • Gemini: I like you because I think you're interesting and easy to talk to.
  • Cancer: I like you because you make me feel safe, comfortable, and at home.
  • Leo: I like you because I see your confidence, radiance, and creative expression.
  • Virgo: I like you because I find you healthy, kind, and perfect to my standards.
  • Libra: I like you because you are beautiful and make my heart soar into butterflies of romance.
  • Scorpio: I like you because you obsessively spark my interest and I want to know the depth of you.
  • Sagittarius: I like you because you are someone I feel like I could have fun with while we're experiencing the fullest of life together.
  • Capricorn: I like you because I see your potential and I want to show you how to grow it.
  • Aquarius: I like you because you're different, misunderstood, and open to let me explore your world.
  • Pisces: I like you because I am lost in your eyes.
Chihokogate is overwhelmingly romantic; fight me

I’ve seen people describe the “Overcome Chihoko” story in a number of ways–Victor being Extra, crackfic, something written purely for laughs, and so forth. And yes, I think all of those things are true, to a certain extent, but I’m not sure we appreciate exactly how lovely of an instance of crackfic this is.

More below the cut.

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I was thinking about Undyne

And she’s actually pretty romantic!

According to Papyrus, she writes a lot of letters but can never deliver them herself because she changes her mind about what she wants to say and goes back to change it.

To me, that sounds like she’s tried to tell Alphys how she feels for a very long time but has never been able to put her feelings into the right words. She wants her confession to be perfect and her standards of romance are very high.

And when Alphys reads her letter she comments on it being really passionate! Undyne is very good at expressing her feelings for her.

Also, when roleplaying with Alphys, if you say “you’re cute” as Undyne, Alphys says that Undyne always calls her cute and she never knows how to reply. And as soon as Undyne sees her, she immediately calls her outfit cute. Undyne likes to shower her lizard girl in compliments because she deserves it. And she knows that she has low self-esteem​ and so calling her cute every time she sees her is adorable.

Alphys also informs us that a friend helped her pick out the dress she wears for her date, and judging by the fact that she says “her” I’m pretty sure this friend of hers is Undyne. So she also goes out of her way to find outfits for Alphys that would help her feel better about herself which is just lovely.

Long story short, Undyne is really sweet and somebody needs to give her a lizard to love.

Character study: Kageyama Ritsu

I´ve heard many of my friends say that they find it difficult to understand Ritsu’s actions in Mob Psycho 100 anime. I agree that he is a controversial character with complex feelings but as I think I can relate to him a lot, I figured I’d do a character study on him. Enjoy and feel free to come to talk to me about our boys!

“To me, my brother is the standard of the world.”

This is the basis of Ritsu´s worldview. He looks up to Mob in everything and tries his best to copy him. He’s quiet and modest like Mob and doesn’t want to stand out in any way. But one thing he lacks that Mob has: psychic powers.

Now, just to make it clear: Ritsu is not obsessed, edgy, emo or mean. He is caring, but he is also lonely and deeply hurt. This is my main view on him.

Ritsu has high standards for a normal person with no chances to attain physic powers. He’s also very hard on himself. He’s not proud of himself even when he’s so hard-working and great at school, just because he lacks one thing he thinks is fundamental. I think that actually, Ritsu has very low self-esteem. It shows when he can’t forgive himself for that one imperfection and he isn’t content with just being himself. So when everyone around him showers him with praise of how perfect and good he is, it just fuels his self-hatred because “no, you’ve got it all wrong; I’m far from being even decent.”

Then the student council’s vice president Tokugawa tells him in traffic lights “don’t try to act like your brother.” I could interpret the expression on Ritsu’s face only as one of dread. He probably felt like he had got caught: his demand of perfection for himself also includes that no one could know about his struggles.

The other thing besides his high demands towards himself that defines Ritsu is his loneliness. It’s shown that despite his popularity at school, he has no close friends. His relationship with Mob is also shaped by Ritsu’s fears and self-esteem issues and is far from being truthful. Sadly, Mob, who is unable to read people properly, have no idea what’s going on with his brother until episode 8.

Ritsu still loves his brother. Ritsu doesn’t care about himself but he does care about Mob and he uses a lot of his energy making sure Mob is happy. It’s easier to focus your love on somebody else when you don’t love yourself. Ritsu doesn’t give it at all to himself so his all is directed to Mob which makes it sometimes a little extreme. For example, Ritsu starts The Big Cleanup on accident when he wanted to make the school a better place for Mob.

Ritsu claims that he doesn’t love his brother in order to cover up his lack of self-esteem. He tells himself that he’s making sure that Mob is happy because "he fears what would happen if he would upset Mob in any way.” He goes so far as to tell Mob that “the buddy-buddy brothers act ends now.” But Mob is right when he answers “I can tell. That’s a lie”, because it truly is a lie, which is revealed at a moment later when Ritsu rushes to stop Koyama from hurting Mob. He´s in tears and that´s not a face of someone who doesn´t care at all.

Ritsu is not a bad person. Ritsu step up for the other Awakening Lab kids in order to save them and got himself beaten. Maybe it was his “duty” because he is the only one in that group with psychic powers suited for fighting, but I think otherwise. I’m actually very concerned of how little he values himself.

The controversy with Mob and the fight with Koyama after that changed Ritsu a lot. He snapped out of his own, corrupt mindset and become a person he truly is. In episode 9 he is way more friendly with the Awakening Lab kids, complimenting them and cooperating with them.

So what explains Ritsu´s actions towards Onigawara and his earlier violence? I could say that before attaining his powers, his struggling has come near a breaking point. During that time Ritsu’s pain exceeds his kindness. He feels alone and he’s hurt and to be honest I’m not surprised when he takes it out on others when giving the chance. He doesn’t try to stop Kamuro from blackmailing people because Ritsu is so tired of his own suffering but what he actually ends up doing by that is to hurt himself more. It’s like he punishes himself of not being perfect in his own standards by baring “the truth” to others, too. Which means rebelling against the “perfect boy” he’s been labelled with. He’s tired of hiding his true feelings so he takes it out finally. And what comes out is violence because that is what he feels inside: pain. It feels good in a way, to be finally free, so he continues. No one cares about him so he’s not going to care about his victims, either. “I’ve lost my limits. I have obtained a loss”, means just that.

But the good person Ritsu is always there, too. Ritsu feels good using violence but that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t feel guilty, too. Ritsu’s powers awaken when he had passed the breaking point in his mental stress (just like Claw tried to forcefully awaken psychic powers in people using extreme mental and physical stress, i.e. pain). After that, his corruption and guilt only fuels them. One would have thought Ritsu’s issues would have been solved when he´d attain psychic powers, but that’s not true. In this point he is in so deep he’s unable to feel good even when his lifelong dream has come true. In his mind he is still far from being decent because of what he had done. Actually he doesn’t want to be this kind of person who hurts others. So he doesn’t continue when Kamuro breaks down.

By the way, I´m not a fan of “Ritsu hates Reigen” belief. He’s cold towards the man, yes, but that´s because he suspects that Reigen is only using Mob. He’s cold towards Mezato, too, when she wants to write an article about Mob. There is nothing hostile behind it, only suspiciousness.

Ritsu is a loving little brother and I think he would make a very loyal and good friend. A friend is what he needs the most, after all. (That’s why I’m very excited about Shou!) Plus I´m loving the fact that his hobby is writing diary byeee

Lastly, we need to remember that Ritsu is only 13. He’s just a kid and he’s bound to make mistakes while figuring out how the world works. He’s at the age where he’s starting to form a personality so of course it’s still fluid and incomplete. His journey to become himself is only at the beginning.

4

I want to talk about something:

Body Positivity.

I’ll try to keep it short, I’m recovering from a flu virus and have been off my meds.  I’m a little hard to understand right now.

Society wants women to look a certain way for one simple reason:  Marketing.

If you have women all striving to have C-D cups, and they make the most expensive bras for those sizes and below, they’re making money.  They’re making money, the magazines with dieting tips (more on this later) are making money, fitness clubs are making money, everyone is profiting off of our insecurity.

On the other hand, there’s a market for “plus-size” and it also controls the look.  When the “fatkini” came out and suddenly bigger girls with bellies could wear two-pieces… But what you need to know is that you already can.  Yes, you.  With the jiggly belly or the thunder thighs.  YOU can.

And it’s not because you’re beautiful -despite- your flaws.  They aren’t flaws.  Look at yourself in the mirror and try to pretend those “flaws” are trending.  That’s the hot look.  Imagine walking down the runway and people being awestruck, not because you look “gross”, but because EVERY INCH OF YOUR BODY SHINES WITH A CONFIDENT ENERGY.

The truth is that your body is beautiful [if you believe it’s beautiful].  1 million people could tell you that you’re perfect, you could weigh exactly what you “should” and look “great” in a bikini… But if you don’t believe you’re beautiful, how can you truly feel it?

  • You: Disney gave me impossible standards for men
  • me: *looks at Jackson Wang*
  • me: Disney...Yeah...
An Open Letter to BuzzFeed

I have grown increasingly sick of your two-faced attitude and carelessness with how you address social issues, particularly how you twist racism and sexism to fabricate superfluous stories about your celebrity of the week… which more than often happens to be none other than Taylor Swift. It is very telling how you preach social activism yet use social discrimination as your own personal soapbox to spin your carefully crafted webs in which you attempt to convince the general public of whatever weekly angle you have chosen to take - no matter if you’ve previously preached to the opposite. You criticize celebrities for their “lack of social activism” yet serve as nothing more than a glorified celebrity gossip mix-tape that has been repeating on a loop long past its time. Whenever you feel it to be profitable, you preach to the choir about feminism, and yet here you are again crucifying a powerful woman simply because her name carries more weight than your brand. I could spend hours picking apart your latest preposterous article on Taylor Swift, pinpointing exactly where you exaggerated in order to fluff up your otherwise barren story, (i.e. your overly critical analyses of decade-old songs, your isolation of Taylor Swift from every other artist in order to play to your storyline, your fascination with your inflated version of her love life, your exaggerated accounts of fandom drama to appeal to an already polarized group, your pure falsehoods when discussing her personal life, etc.), but there are more pressing issues here than your disturbing fixation with Taylor Swift. I am more concerned with your general precariousness with spinning lies into what may appear to be a truthful article (however in retrospect I hope nobody truly considers BuzzFeed to be a source of actual news). Especially in light of our election, specifically with the misconstruing of facts and falsehoods, I would have hoped that you would have lost your taste for twisting facts in order to garner mass public attention; but clearly you are still fixated by the attention it brings you. Racism and sexism are extraordinarily important issues in our society, and these issues have been further amplified by this past election season as well as the actions which have followed; they are not toys for you to play with when you lose the influence to write about anything truly important. If you were genuinely interested in combating racism and sexism, in promoting intersectional feminism and fighting for equality on all fronts, then you would write an educated piece on the social impacts and implications of these discriminatory acts; your attributing these to Taylor Swift does nothing more than reveal your shallowness and disregard for the gravity of our current situation. You continue to both preach feminism with one face yet turn around and gossip about whatever powerful female celebrity will bring you the most attention with the other; you continue to claim to fight against racism, and yet turn right around and use these issues as a stepping stool into the public eye. It truly is astonishing that you continue to have the nerve to manufacture lengthy fictional articles on high profile celebrities as a means of catching the public’s attention in the midst of a country struggling with heightened racism and sexism, that you have nothing more to say on the issues than what you misconstrued in order to prop yourself up, that your only way to have a voice is to pretend as though Taylor Swift were the enemy and not those actually creating problems in our country (i.e. the GOP, Trump, Pence, Ryan, Bannon, etc.). Until you clean up your articles and start reporting in a truthful light, then you absolutely do not get to stand there and talk down to anyone for not displaying the standard of perfection in all social movements; until the underlying hypocrisy which has tainted your brand has disappeared, you are in no position to claim yourself to be a news company.