play it safers

The fact of the matter is the majority of your rides will be boring for others to watch. You’ll be working on basics and establishing better communication. You’ll be doing transitions and bending and changes of direction, and to the untrained eye, it’ll be boring.

But that’s just how this sport is. You put in the hard work on basics so that you can do the harder stuff. Jumping every day is not healthy or helpful. Canter sets every day is not healthy or helpful.

Work hard so you can play hard and play safer

How the turtles would react to their s/o being obsessed with losing weight/getting fit:

WARNING: NONE

Requested by: Anonymous

Hey babe- hope you’re days well. Quick request, how would the boys (or which every boy you want) react to an s/o who’s becoming overly obsessed with weight loss and getting fit- like they just can’t keep them out of the gym it seems.

Originally posted by heroinewithoutashell

Leonardo:

He’d be happy to train you - it’s his job, as leader, to make sure his whole family is as good a fighter as they possibly can be, and now that you are showing an interest in his second favourite thing (his first obviously being you) he is more than eager to help. He doesn’t want you to hurt yourself, of course, and he makes you stop when he thinks it’s become too much, but he is happy you if you are happy, and when you get better and better, he is only more proud. 

Originally posted by heroinewithoutashell

Raphael:

He thought he was in love with you, he thought you were perfect and that it was physically impossible for you to be any better; how wrong he had been. As soon as you started training with him, as soon as you started fighting with him and practising more often he fell in love all over again, how could he get so lucky? You practice all the time together, and he loves that you are so eager to stay in shape, it’s his new favourite thing about you. But of course, you could never be as good as him - or so he thinks. 

Originally posted by shiromomo-love

Donatello:

Donnie would more than likely freak out. Because you have the strongest mind he has ever seen before, and now you have an equally strong punch. At first he plays along, knowing its probably safer for you if you can protect yourself in case he can’t be there for you. However, that soon stops when you get better than him. He worries that you are becoming obsessive, and doesn’t know quite how to deal with it; you remind him of Raphael sometimes, and that’s disconcerting.

Originally posted by jouyasha

Michelangelo:

As much as Mikey is a great ninja, he’d much rather staying in bed, eating pizza and playing video games. That’s just how he rolls. And the best part of dating you was having you lying with him, sharing his pizza and playing games with him. So when you start spending more time in the gym, and stop eating pizza, it kinda bums him out because he loved what you had, and now he was back to doing it on his own. That isn’t to say he isn’t proud of you, because you know he always will be, and it makes him especially proud and happy to watch you kick his brothers’ asses during practice, but he does miss having someone to be lazy with.

anonymous asked:

Can I pretty please request a follow-up to your tattoo-ficlet because wow would I like to see that premise actually run its course to when Mike finds out exactly what Ginny is hiding!

woof. I may have let this one sit for too long. I couldn’t figure out how to drop back into the rhythm of this series. So if it feels a little belabored, that is why.


wake up to reality | ao3

Thinking back, much of Mike’s adult life had been spent waiting. Waiting to get called up. Waiting for Rachel to call him back. Waiting for her to want kids Waiting to be made captain. Waiting to make it to the playoffs, the World Series.

Some of them had never come and some might never, but Mike had gotten used to it, had even accepted it.

One wait, though, was inevitable. 

Waiting out the end of his contract. 

Which felt like a terrible way to put it. A terrible way to spend his last few years as a ballplayer. Because it wasn’t that he didn’t love the game anymore or didn’t wish that he could keep playing. No, it was just that Mike had finally accepted that his knees and back weren’t getting any younger. Trying to force them to was only going to end in heartache. 

And even if it was a terrible way to put it, that didn’t make it any less true. Once this contract ran out, that was it. 

Mike Lawson was out of baseball for good. 

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anonymous asked:

Ima just. I know being pierced witha needle is better but ive had 4 earlobe and 2 cartilage done with a gun and no problem. In all honeslty it may be "better" but it also depends on the persons body in all. Not everyone is going to take damage to cartilage from a piercing. Cna be said for antyhing really even food, just becuase it may ahve impacted someone does not mean its going to impact every single person.

It had an impact on me when I got my helix done when I was 14, so idk. It may depend on the person but personally I don’t trust piercing guns anymore. I’m glad you haven’t been affected but being done by a needle is playing it safer because you just don’t know.

sesquipedalianscribbler  asked:

Isn't... Isn't the food you described just microwave rice crispy treats? Innovative

yeah.  i guess i’m weirded-out by the margarine component? or that i wasn’t patient enough to make them properly, and just ate spoonfuls of rice krispie mush out of a plastic cup.  just a few years later i’d be in college…where many many things were eaten out of a cup that oughtn’t be.

what i should have said…is that as a kid i used to lay out vienna sausages on a plate, cover them with american cheese singles, and microwave them.

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
—  Cecil Beaton

I’ve seen some people suggest that click in a college student(somewhat jokingly  but) due to the fact mod said if time was a thing lick would be 20, but I suggest an alternative:

RGB has been doing this for a very long time.

heyhosers  asked:

I had top surgery about two and a half weeks ago and it's going really well and I'm really pleased and stuff but i really miss being able to put my arms above my head. Do i really need to wait six months???

There really isnt any need to. Is that what your surgeon said? Mine told me I didnt need to avoid it at all and that was immediately post op. I had seen it all over here that lifting your arms is what stretched the scars and she said that isnt true, its lifting too much weight too soon that does that, and that its better to not restrict your movement like that and do things normally. I’ve been using my arms normally since a few weeks post op. If your surgeon told you that though then it is best to follow their specific advice. If its just something you’ve heard online though then I would say no. You can play it safer if you want to but its not really that necessary. Just try not to do too much too soon and it will be fine. Treat the incisions as best you can as well to help it heal as well as it can and there shouldnt be any problems. If you didnt hear it from your surgeon you could always contact them to clarify it with them if you wanted to

Mama always told me don’t you run
“Don’t you run with scissors, son
You’re gonna hurt someone”
Mama told me look before you leap
Always think before you speak, and watch the friends you keep

Stay along the beaten path, never listened when she said

Sharp edges have consequences, I
Guess that I had to find out for myself
Sharp edges have consequences, now
Every scar is a story I can tell

Should’ve played it safer from the start
Loved you like a house of cards
Let it fall apart
But all the things I couldn’t understand
Never could’ve planned
They made me who I am
Put your nose in paperbacks
Instead of smoking cigarettes
These are years you’re never getting back

Stay along the beaten path, never listened when she said

Sharp edges have consequences, I
Guess that I had to find out for myself
Sharp edges have consequences, now
Every scar is a story I can tell

We all fall down
We live somehow
We learn what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger
We all fall down
We live somehow
We learn what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger

—  Sharp edges- Linkin Park// One More Light
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
—  Cecil Beaton
There are books full of great writing that don’t have very good stories. Read sometimes for the story… don’t be like the book-snobs who won’t do that. Read sometimes for the words–the language. Don’t be like the play-it-safers who won’t do that. But when you find a book that has both a good story and good words, treasure that book.
—  Stephen King

anonymous asked:

Apparently bale is starting, and if that's true then I won't be watching until he's subbed off. Also if he starts congrats to juve for their win

Have a little more faith than that,fam.
The starting lineup isn’t out yet,and if Bale is starting,it’s because he’ll only play one half . Because its safer to start with him and sub him off,than to start with isco,sub him off at the 70th minute and we end up going to extra time.
I have faith in zizou,he knows what he’s doing.

A note on curly hair for fanfic writers, from a curly person

You know how we say “You could never truly understand X if you are not X”? Curly hair is like that. Everyone loves it, but until you live with it, you don’t realise what a ballache it is.

Nobody IRL is running their hands through curly hair without getting yelled at. Especially if it has any length to it. What people do when they put their hands in curly hair is snag or pull it and get their fingers tangled and make it go static. Extremely unromantic.

Curly hair is damn hard work.

Thick curly hair (like Trohman’s or Toro’s) is also really hot. Like ‘wearing a fur hat at all times’-hot (any other concepts of hotness are your business). This is why curly people tie it up a lot when not styling the fuck out of it - sweet relief from the cranial bake off. But not with normal, elastic hair ties, and not too tight, or chunks will be torn out with the band when it’s removed.

Also, when Joe says he “doesn’t wash” his hair, he probably means ‘with shampoo’. Many of us use water only (or sometimes conditioner) to avoid stripping the natural oils that keep hair soft and healthy. Most hair products contain sulfates, parabens and alcohol. All of which will either dry out or weigh down curls. So, he’s not being gross (I mean, the dude has a cleanliness thing) and his hair is probably amply clean, he’s just avoiding products that will make it worse.

We also avoid using brushes, and instead detangle with fingers (or occasionally specialist wide-toothed combs) while hair is wet or full of conditioner.

Curls in all their forms are the most dramatic of all hair types. By which I mean, they overreact to EVERYTHING. Humidity, dry weather, salty water, friction… It’s like maintaining a herd of thousands of tiny, obnoxious cats.

If you fancy a description of someone playing with their loved one’s curls, make it superficial - as in, 'on the surface’. Light stroking (not too much, you’ll leave them looking like they’ve been electrocuted), or selecting an individual curl to play with, is much safer and less likely to earn them a slapped hand.


I hope this helps inform fic writing, because I wince every time someone talks about fingers being run through his hair. Fucking ow, dude!

Thank you for reading.

Shawn Mendes Imagine

*REQUESTED*

You had just broke up with your boyfriend. You locked yourself in your house and didn’t leave your room for days. Your mom could hear you crying every single night, but didn’t know what to do. In an act of desperation, she called your best friend shawn. He was in Europe to promote his new album, but as soon as he heard what happened, he took an early flight.

shawn arrived at your home almost midnight, but your mom opened the door anyway.

“Hey… Thanks for coming” She said, clearly concerned. He entered the house and took his coat off. “She’s been in her room for almost a week now. Barely eats. Won’t talk to anyone about it. You’re my last hope”

“Don’t worry… I’ll talk to her” He looked at your mom and tried to comfort her with a look. Then looked at the stairs and made his way up. He knocked on your door gently.

“I’m not hungry Mom. Go to sleep” You said, with a teary voice.

“It’s Shawn,” He said. There was a silent moment and then the door stormed open.

“Oh my God. I can’t believe she called you” She said, apparently getting mad.

“It’s alright” He said, looking concerned at you.

“No, it’s not. You have your work and your life. If I wanted to talk to you I would have called you” You said, crossing your arms. “And I look awful. You shouldn’t see me this way”

“You don’t want to talk to me?” He asked, a little bit sad.

“No, silly. I always want to talk to you. But she shouldn’t have bothered you” You said, calming down.

“I’m already here, so…” He said, trying to smile.

You gave him space to get in your room. It was clearly a mess and since you were always organized, that made him worry even more.

“Don’t mind the new decor” You said, ironically and then jumped back in your bed.

Harry took his boots off and lied by your side in the bed. You kept in silence for a while, just watching the rest of the episode that was playing on tv. You felt safer with him around you, knowing he would wait for you to feel better to talk. You lied your head in his chest and he hugged your shoulders. After realizing how good that felt, your eyes got teary again.

“Wanna tell me now?” He asked. You nodded.

“We were together for two years…” You cleaned your eyes while talking. “And it all ended because he cheated on me with Melanie”

“Your neighboor? Oh …”shawn said, sighing.

“I’ve known her my whole life and they were cheating on me for a whole month. I found out and I broke up with him” You said, trying not to cry without much success. “You think you know people”

“He’s an asshole… I never liked him”shawn said, clearly pissed.

“You never liked any of my boyfriends” You laughed a little.

“Well… You’re my best friend and it’s my job to never think that any guy is good enough for you” He said, laughing too. “I’m really restraining myself to not go punch him in the face right now, muffin”

“You shouldn’t. It’ll hurt your hand” You said, taking his hand with yours. 

“They are yours to keep” He said, sweetly.

“Why can’t guys be more like you shawn?” You said, sighing. “Someone that travels miles just to see if I’m okay. Always make me laugh and know how to make me feel safe and sound. You’re so good to me. I don’t think I deserve you”

“You do… I’m not the only part in this relationship” He said, laughing a little of your words. “I wouldn’t fly here if you weren’t the best person I know. You are beautiful, y/n. Inside and out. I can’t believe he did that to you. He must be completely mental”

“Maybe there’s something wrong with me” You said, sad again.

“Your judgement in guys, that’s what’s wrong with you” He said, making you laugh.

“I wish I had met you first” You said, closing your eyes and resting on his chest.

“Me too” He whispered. You laughed a little.

“Oh please… You dated all those popular girls at school and you’re famous. You could have any girl in the universe. You’re THE Shawn Peter Raul Mendes, remember?” You smiled. “But if one day you stop being my wizard Shawn muffin I will hunt you down and pinch you to death”

“I won’t” He sighed. “I don’t want anybody else”

“What?” You asked, looking up at him.

“Sometimes I think you’re quite blind, Y/n” He smiled a little, shy. “I love you. I’m in love with you since the day we met. Which unfortunately was after you met that douchebag. I settled for being your best friend because I couldn’t bear the thought of not having you in my life. Seeing him hurt you like that kills me”

“What are you saying?” You cleared your eyes and looked into his.

“I want you. Be mine, Y/n” He said, caressing your face with his hand, cleaning your tears from your face with his tumb.

“I’m… I don’t know what to say… I…” You said, sitting in bed.

“I know you’re not ready for anything serious right now…” He sat by your side “I can wait,”

“Can you? Are you sure? I don’t know if I’m going to be good tomorrow or in months shawn” You said, mumbling words, nervous. “And there is the trust issue that I’m clearly on right now and…”

shawn pulled you closer to kiss you. You returned the kiss and for a moment it felt so right you could barely breath. The taste of his soft lips, the gently touch in your face, the desperate grab in your waist, bringing you closer to him. Your body instinctively followed his command, directing you to sit on his lap while continuing the kiss. Your hands slided on his arms and the kiss got intense. You stopped for a minute to breath.

It was like a storm of the most powerful and precious emotions pouring down through your body.

“Okay… I… Mm… I think… I can… Do it, yeah. I can give it a shot” You said, kissing him again.

He stopped a little and and talked too, breathless.

“Good… We’ll figure things out… Eventually. but remember you’ll never be alone” He said, kissing you back and pulling you even closer with his firm hands.

“Yeah… We will” You stopped the kiss and looked at his face. His hair got messy and his eyes were shining, twinkinling in the darkness of your roon. “I should’ve known a long time ago”

“You should’ve” He smiled, kissing you gently.