A couple people on my dash have finished the game and the Liam romance and I’m just seeing them freak out and gush over it mostly in their tags since MEA spoilers is blacklisted and I am fighting so hard to resist opening EVERY SINGLE POST.
Once every five years, when the June solstice arrives and graces the sky with the midnight sun, a comet dashes by.
It is more than just a blinking light that moves at an unhinged speed. According to what you’ve heard, it looks like it stills in the middle of the vastness of space, and its tail flickers and shimmies in long tendrils of vibrant colors full of meaning — a subtle force that speaks to the humans who look up to the stars and set their eyes on the glowing meteorite, unique but just as intense for every single gaze. It speaks of soulmates and fate, of heavy truths and indelible bonds.
Each person sees a different pool of colors. You’ve heard more than a thousand stories, of people who saw the colors of the fireplace and others who were seized by the soothing hues of woodland during dawn. You’ve read about colors that go from the red blush of a beach beneath the sunset to the ivory traces of a wintry hill covered in thick snow. The colors do not give them the name of their soulmates, but once they find their other half, they will see those rich tones reflected in their lover’s eyes.
It is the most fascinating fairytale you have ever heard, and you have a hard time accepting it is all real, even if it’s been a reality that has existed long before you were born. And even if you haven’t been able to stare at the comet with your own eyes, you still look up to the day of your twenty first birthday with a fervor that never dies down. Every time you close your eyes you can almost see the set of colors blinking back at you, thousands of kilometers away but nearer than ever.
And more than knowing how the eyes of your soulmate will look like, you long to feel that exhilaration others are able to describe so distinctly, of getting a glimpse of something that goes beyond anyone’s perception. Something that’s not quite human, yet still feels close to home.
How about the Harry Styles album? We’re close and we’re very excited. We have a record we’re incredibly excited about and it’s not far away from being ready. We obviously want everything to be beautifully done, because we think he’s here to stay. Harry has stepped up with the vision of someone who’s authentic.
Typically with boy bands, there’s only one breakout star. How is it that One direction – with successful simultaneous singles by Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson – is bucking this long standing norm? They didn’t box themselves into a corner singing and dancing. It didn’t have all the rules of the boy bands of the past where they’re too boy-next-door, too sickly sweet. They weren’t caricatures. And today, they’re making smart choices. It doesn’t surprise me that there’s is a different path and they’re doing pretty well. With One Direction, they became so big everywhere and from day one that their spread is much wider than other previous boy bands.
I do hope the people saying they don’t like Priest know (the rational) fans of Priest don’t mind that. I think most of us take issue when we’re told we only like Priest (MCC, TID) because we’re just bandwagon fans who are over-hyping the music because of Ghost, not because we genuinely enjoy it.
We also get peeved if someone is constantly commenting on Priest/MCC/TID posts announcing how much they hate them. Okay. We get it. You hate them, you edgy dude you *finger guns* We just want to love the music without being told we’re bad Ghost fans (much like they want to say they don’t like the side bands without being told they’re bad Ghost fans)
I let the potential drama upset me for about a week. Now I just don’t give a damn. We don’t even know if Alpha is gone from Ghost yet - my guess is if he’s still there then it’s all manufactured. If he’s gone? Then I’m going to let him feed my salty, petty side. They are grown men and make their own choices. Us being upset over it all won’t change anything; it’s just going to make us fight with each other over who is right and who is wrong.
The only people who are wrong are the ones not respecting the other sides choices to enjoy whatever music they want.
A young rabbi takes on a job at a congregation whose old rabbi just retired. She’s excited about the position, but nervous because it’s in an entirely different city. Still, her years at yeshiva prepared her for this, and she feels ready for the new challenge.
One of the first things she does for the congregation is lead Shabbat evening services. When she gets to the Sh’ma, she asks the congregation to stand up. To her embarrassment, only about half the congregation stands up, and she can hear some distinct grumbles from the other half.
The young rabbi is confident in her abilities as a leader, but she doesn’t want to disrupt an old tradition that so many of the congregants seem to care about. The next day at Shabbat morning services, she doesn’t ask the congregation to stand. But this time, about half the congregation stands up anyway, and now they’re the ones grumbling at her.
The rabbi is thoroughly perplexed by this. So the next week at Shabbat evening, when she comes to the Sh’ma, she says to the congregation, “now, as you all know, I’m new here, and I want to respect the traditions of this community. Is it traditional for this congregation to stand or sit during the Sh’ma?”
Imagine the rabbi’s shock when the entire synagogue erupts in shouting! The community members all immediately start arguing so passionately with each other that it takes the young rabbi a good twenty minutes to calm them all down and procede with the service.
The rabbi decides she’s got to settle this once and for all, if she doesn’t want to lose her brand new job. At the oneg that night, she cautiously approaches an old man named Morty, the community’s oldest member. He’s been coming to this synagogue far longer than the rabbi’s been alive. If anyone can solve this mystery, she thinks, Morty can. She sidles up to him as he’s picking out cheese cubes. “Morty,” she says, “I love it here so much. I’m so lucky to be a part of this congregation. But this issue just keeps plaguing me. I really don’t want to offend anybody, I want to respect the traditions here. I have to ask you - is it the tradition to stand or sit during the Sh’ma?”
Morty looks up at the young rabbi, a knowing gleam in his eye. “The tradition?” he asks. “Rabbi, the tradition here is to argue about it.”
hey i just wanted to let you guys know that I’m working on a jamilton animatic for the dads au!! So if there’s a lack of me posting art that’s why, but I’ll still draw the requests for you guys as much as I can! They just won’t be as frequent because I want to actually finish this animatic instead of abandoning it and starting another like I usually do hfsjfgsk
Warning; this post will be entirely in caps lock because I am one very, very excited herbal healer witch
I FINALLY FOUND BEESWAX AND I GOT DOUBLE THE HERBS I NEED FOR THE HEALING SALVE I WANTED TO MAKE BECAUSE I WANT IT TO PACK A PUNCH AND THE HERBS WERE SO CHEAP AND I ONLY NEEDED TO PAY FOUR DOLLARS FOR A TEASPOON EACH OF FIVE DIFFERENT HERBS AND THEY LOOK AND SMELL SO PRETTY AND THE LADY ALSO TOLD ME THAT I CAN TAKE A COURSE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MAKING MY OWN SALVES AND OINTMENTS AND DITTANIES AND DRAUGHTS AND EEEEEEE~!!!!!!!!
So - last night I buried this little preview of a project I’m planning (for after BP and Bodyswap fic) at the bottom of an answered ask post, so I figured I might as well post it again because why not? I mean… my two favorite things in the world would have to come together at some point (of course I’m talking about Silent Hill and KageHina), but I know I have along way to go in regards to writing horror effectively, but I’m excited! And yes - I know there are probably, like, two other people who might actually look forward to this as well ANYWAY. Some basic knowledge of Silent Hill might be necessary to know what’s going on, and you’ll have to know this guy:
(Because I did a real shitty job of describing him)
speaking of spoilery rants, I think I accidentally flirted with Liam one too many times because just now, when we were Dukes of Hazzard-ing it on Voeld, he admitted to deliberately positioning himself close to Ellie so he can be the one to protect her squishy tech-sniper ass (and lbr I about died right then and there because boy that’s so sweet???!?!??)
buddy boy, pal, darling, sweetie pie, I love you very much and I’ll definitely make a Ryder who’s going to smooch your pretty face next but… this one is a raging homosexual
I’m sorry it’s just the player who’s into you not the character
real excited because i might be able to post a chapter of passing ships this week after all - the friend i’m visiting is chill just like me and we’re hanging out at a coffee shop for the whole afternoon. cross your fingers that i’m productive and stop my mind from trailing:D
I’m both excited for and I dread A Lot season 2b of Shadowhunters, where malec is concerned.
I can’t help but feeling a shred of hope and happiness when I think about my favorite characters and having them on screen again.
Seeing how rushed and cut short their moments were during 2a, I don’t trust that the people involved actually realized what they did wrong, especially seeing as they’d continuously patted each other on the back during the whole season, thinking they did such amazing things for malec, and their reactions (or lack thereof in certain cases) when people pointed out that no, they took a step back where the couple and representation were concerned, not one ahead.
I know that fandom is elated about the scene in 2x10, about them saying I love you, but for me to enjoy it (and I do, because Matt and Harry did a great job and it is not fair to take my frustration with the writing&directing on them), I have to forget basically everything they did during 2a, I have to forget that we had no on-screen development for them to get there so fast.
No, having some cut short moments where they say important stuff is not enough, if you avoid actually showing them talking about themselves and being casually intimate like the m/f couples were shown, even when they did not have the same emotional investment that malec has.
Once again, the only intimacy they were willing to show us, happened in the finale and was made into a statement.
Look at their kisses: the ones that have some weight, are a statement, the other ones, are awkwardly directed, filmed and cut short- or they don’t happen at all- and THAT’s the only kind of physical intimacy they dare to give us the whole season -bar 2x01, but that was written by Michael Reisz when Ed Decter was still around. For the whole season, these two guys were barely left to be just two guys getting to know each other and developing their relationship. I mean, the only conversation they had where they were trying to know each other is in 2x06.
The more the season advanced, the more I felt like they were just quickly scratching points off a bullet list where malec was concerned, in order to get over them to concentrate more on other characters and their drama, instead.
I don’t even want to mention the ways in which they “toned down” Magnus, taking away many aspects that made him unique in s1 (his looks, his attitude, his pride, his sexuality etc), and the way he was sidelined during the finale, because, come on, rendering Magnus powerless for no reason, just because you’re too lazy making his powerful self part of the action, is an awful slap to the face.
There are some good things that were given to malec, like them actually aknowledging Alec’s suicide attempt, thank the lord, but they don’t erase the bad, like the bad does not erase the good.
And all of this? All of this makes me afraid for the way they’ll handle them in 2b. I have faith in the actors, but not so much in the people responsible for writing and representing these characters, anymore. I want so badly to hope for there to be more and more good in 2b, instead of the bad, but I also don’t want to be crushed if they ignore their mistakes and continue on this path.
It’s officially been one month!!! Did my weigh in today and I’m about 10-12lbs down from my starting (depending on which weight I use) and down about 7% body fat!!!! I was gonna take/post progress pics but I have no really good before pics that aren’t at a weird angle. But I was super excited because I didn’t think I’d hit my one month goal (which was 10lbs) but I smashed it (even lost a tiny bit more)!!!!
When your best friends are major dorks but you love them anyway ‘cause they’ll do anything to make you smile.
I haven’t the slightest clue what this show is even about or what their relationship even is but I’m already so invested in it I CAN’T WAIT!!!
Because I’m an awful friend, this is a very, and I’m talking VERY, late birthday gift for @imaginashon and also just a small little gift because I’m so proud and happy of her and excited for her in general.
Westley shrugs, his eyes lighting up at the sight of Madeleine’s beautiful, beaming face. “I thought I told you, Maddie. I’d like us to be friends.”
“Well good,” she grins and tucks her arm around Westley’s bicep. “Because as much as I hate to admit it, I’ve really missed you.”
He nods and takes a deep breath, desperately trying to quell the throbbing of his heart as it races through his chest. “So what is this place?” West asks in what he hopes sounds like a cool and collected tone of voice. “Some sort of carnival?”
Madeleine gasps and swivels around to face him. “How have you lived in Bridgeport this long and never been to the boardwalk?!”
“I didn’t know it was here?” he says, chuckling at the look of astonishment on her face. “What’s so great about it?”
Shaking her head, Madeleine grabs his hand and drags Westley forward. “So much to do!” she mutters. “So little time!”
I’m going to go to bed soon, because tomorrow holds several things that are important for school, but before I do:
I love morgan tethyran. my d&d character. she’s a true neutral butch lesbian bard and . I’ll post pictures of my doodles of her tomorrow because I LOVE HER SO MUCH. she’s so pretty and cool and aesthetic goals. goin around carryin a rapier and a longsword and a dagger and a lute and a bazillion other things. I haven’t even played as her yet because my group hasn’t been formed yet but I’m SO excited to play as her!!!