preserving life

You’re the one who keeps me right. You’re the lighthouse guiding me through my storms. You’re the life preserver that keeps me from going under. I could be having the worst day, but then you are right there to take it all away. I will wake up at 3 am shaking from the latest nightmare to plague me and it’s you who will be at my side to calm me down, and if you can’t be there, you’re only a phone call away. I know you’ll answer, you always do. You understand my doubts and fears and will hold my hand and see me through. You have helped me in so many ways and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to thank you enough.

Thank you. Thank you for waiting even after I left you. Thank you for always choosing me even when I didn’t choose you. Thank you for loving me even when I was in love with someone else. Thank you, thank you for always staying.


The first time Nishinoya asked him out, Asahi’s insecurity made him question why somebody so optimistic would want somebody like him. Nishinoya decided to take this opportunity to help Asahi understand his reasons before he made his second attempt.

Asahi kept finding new notes long after they started dating and kept every single one as a reminder.

None of us would even know about Van Gogh’s paintings if it hadn’t been for this woman, Johanna Bonger. She was Vincent’s brother Theo’s widow, who was left all of Vincent’s paintings after his death. She then dedicated the rest of her life to preserving his paintings and his memory. Yet she is almost entirely forgotten to history. Let’s hear it for the woman responsible!!!

if john WAS cheating

there’s little evidence to suggest it went beyond texting and regardless, i read the circumstances as: a) he was isolated completely from the woman he married and clearly was never able to get over being tricked into marrying her as well as living through sherlock’s death all over again at her own hand; and b) he felt isolated completely from sherlock, who appeared to be doing his level best to at once leave john and mary alone to be the Happy Watsons™, and include mary in their cases in a misguided attempt to make shit better for everyone. so. THIS IS NO EXCUSE BUT the minute someone looks at him like he’s Worth Something, it felt like being thrown a life preserver after drowning in a sea of loneliness and insecurity.

and i know, the appropriate thing for john to have done was to tell mary he couldn’t forgive her and it wasn’t going to be ok, but that’s just not who john watson as a person is. he wants to do the Proper Thing™ theoretically, and once he finds himself in situations that he deems inescapably depressing, he flails about wildly for some kind of emotional release associated with danger/excitement rather than face his problems. avoidant john was avoidant, once again. not a Good Guy™ move, but not ooc


“Armor made of bone ash, worn by the oldest keepers. The keepers, who mind the slumbering Great Ones, gained eternal life, preserved in ashen form in a ceremony of flame that cremated body and soul.

Now, their frail armor is white and sinewy, a window into an arcane lost art. 

The long, pointed hat is a symbol of the old keepers and is considered evidence of their companionship, forged in a certain sin.”  [bloodborne fashion]


Andrew Lincoln TWD S7 Mid-Season Premiere 

“It begins with a man being obedient and going out of his way and risking his life for Negan in order to preserve life in Alexandria. But throughout there are successions of moments that change his mind and makes him realize that this is an untenable situation. There is this moment of optimism, one of the rare, rare moments in this front 8 that, you know, that we’re rebuilding. And we’re together again. Or at least it’s the beginning of the resistance.”

In 1995, Marine Lance-Corporal Zachary Mayo was wandering around his aircraft carrier when a metal door swung open and comically butt-whacked him into the open ocean. Unfortunately, no one else was around to appreciate this moment of physical comedy. Or to hear his cries for help. A hundred miles from shore, it seemed Davy Jones’ Locker was Mayo’s inevitable destination. And yet he was found alive almost two days later by a boat full of Pakistani fishermen.

It wasn’t dumb luck – Mayo remembered his Navy training and made use of a survival technique called “drownproofing.” It requires that you take your pants off. No, stay with us here.

If you find yourself suddenly and unexpectedly adrift at sea, you can MacGyver your pants into a life preserver. First, take them off and tie the ankles together in a tight knot. Then lift the waistband high, hold it open, and swoosh your pants through the air like you just don’t care (about wearing pants; you care very much about not drowning). Slip the legs over your head, keep the waistband underwater so that the air doesn’t come out, and then pray sharks don’t take an interest in your exposed genitals.

5 Seemingly Insane Survival Tips That Actually Work

Me: Ouma is a 3-dimensional character who is shown being both cruel for entertainment and kind to people who have been good to him. He is witty, funny, and highly expressive (making him fun to watch) but very manipulative, dangerous, and borderline sadistic. He feels a need to preserve his own life and safety and will easily harm others to do so (and is smart enough to find a good way to do so) with no remorse, yet he feels true happiness when others truly understand him. He also has a complex past that gives him some explanation and reasoning for his behaviour. Good, interesting character. 👍

Half of the NDRV3 fandom: Ouma is satan! He’s just nazi Komaeda but worse. He’s so evil and unforgivable so nobody should like him. He’s high tier problematic. If you like him seriously unfollow me.

Other half of the NDRV3 fandom: He is a gay baby cinnamon roll who did NOTHING wrong and I WILL PROTECT HIM! He’s mentaly ill so if you hate him you’re bad. And he is soooo cute! Ultimate ruler can rule my body anytime (ᵒ ૩ᵕ) ৴♡

Me: I can’t wait for the English release so I can watch all this discourse twice *eats popcorn*

I’m sick of the idea that Orthodox people are the only ones who Judaism Right™ and thus are the most authoritative arbiters of all things Jewish.

Conservative, reform, reconstructionist, renewal, and post-denominational rabbis are just as valid as orthodox rabbis.

Conservative, reform, reconstructionist, renewal, and post-denominational converts are just as valid as orthodox converts.

All of these movements are reactions to the impact of the Enlightenment on Judaism.

The spectrum of modern orthodoxy is not a preserved version of religious life in the ghettos.

Orthodox Judaism is not more Authentic™ than other movements.

Nature knows no “struggle for existence,” but only a caring for life. Many insects die after the act of procreation, thus demonstrating the slight emphasis that nature places upon mere preservation. Nature only ensures that similar forms will continue to unfold amid the surging waves of life. What prompts one animal to hunt another to the death is simply the need to appease the predator’s hunger; greed, ambition, and the lust for power have no place here.
—  Ludwig Klages, Man and Earth in The Biocentric Worldview

The name of the animal represented by this model, Mei long, means “soundly sleeping dragon,” and the little animal was either covered by an ash fall as it slept or poisoned by toxic gases from a nearby volcano. Fossils preserved in a life pose are rare, and this one looks very similar to that of a sleeping bird. Learn more in Dinosaurs Among Us before it closes on January 2.