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Carry On Pokémon AU: Agatha Wellbelove the Pokémon Nurse

In the Poké AU I have thought up, Agatha travels around with Penny, Simon, and Baz for a bit but settles down in a small town to learn how to be a great nurse to Pokémon. She wants to learn all about the different ailments that they can get and how to help them get better to the best of her ability. She’d have a Cleffa that she keeps with her at all times that she may or may not have stolen from a bad Pokémon trainer. 💖🏩💖🏩💖

Penny || Ebb

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yana’s post on instagram.
translation:
that’s how it goes in sports, you go towards your goal your whole life, you don’t go to kindergarten or school, don’t go out in the evenings with your friends, don’t get to see your relatives, disapear to trainings and competitions, you work hard, because you know that behind you are standing the people who love you, the whole country, your homeland, and you’re doing everything in order to not let them down, to make them happy, to be first.
friends, girlfriends, fans, relatives, coaches - forgive me if i didn’t stand up to your expectations, but i fought till the end, i tried hard. to be honest, i was in pain, it was hard for me, sometimes it was lonely, but i was going forward, forward for you.
this silver with my tears, with my smile, with your applause - shines like gold.
i want to thank elena lubovna, who made from a little monkey a vice olympic champion. and of course, huge thank you, and admirration without bounds, to our common “mom” irina alexandravna viner usmanova, for recognizing a talent in me, putting her soul and heart into me and givving me a chance to become one of a kind.
i love you all very much, and of course huge thank you to my parents. mom, dad, i love you.

anonymous asked:

Ahhhhhhh!!! I love your writing!! Can you please do genji, junkrat, and Lucio comforting their S/O when one of their close family members is on the verge of death? Sorry if its sad, but comfort is needed

thank you~~!! and it’s okay love, sometimes we all need comfort from our favorite characters to get through things~ <3

Genji

  • He’d sit with his S/O, letting them rest their head on his shoulder, even though it may not be the most comfortable, but he’s trying his best ok??

  • Genji would tell them that everyone’s time comes to an end, and that it’s not evadable, though as long as they’re not suffering anymore, it’ll be okay.

  • He would also tell them that even though they may not be beside them physically, they’ll always be with them in spirit. Also that his S/O must remain happy, as that would be the thing their dying relative would want most from them.

  • Would then hug his S/O in a warm embrace, letting them cry if they ever needed to, along with petting their hair in an attempt to ease their pain.

Junkrat

  • The junker would plop himself right in front of his S/O while placing a hand on their knee as he looked up at them with sad eyes.

  • He’d tell them that he didn’t see his parents ever again after the contamination back in Australia, so he understands the feeling that they’re feeling at the moment.

  • Jamie would then let the silence take hold between the two, though getting a little bit jittery because of it. He’d then mention that he may be some psycho that loves to blow shit up, but he’s always there for his S/O when they need him most.

  • His S/O would then jump in his arms, possibly making him fall backwards. Now lying on the floor, he’d hug his S/O back, hoping that everything will be okay for them.

Lúcio

  • Immediately will hug his S/O, rubbing their back slowly trying to ease their pain away while letting them cry into his chest if they needed to.

  • Lúcio would also tell them that things like this happen, and that they can’t really stop such things no matter how much they want to change their relative’s fate. He would also mention that now they’re free of their pain, and they’ll be in a better place.

  • He’d hold their face in his hands while kissing their forehead, cheeks, and then lips. Afterwards he’d rest his forehead against theirs and tell them that his S/O’s gotta be happy for them, they’d hate for them to be sad all the time because their relative’s gone.

  • He would also offer to take them to a place where his S/O can calm down a bit more from the situation, though if his S/O declines his offer, he’s more than willing to sit next to them and just be there for his S/O.

Title: Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas #1)
Author: Zoraida Córdova
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages:  336
Genre:  Fantasy
Review copy:  Digital ARC via Netgalley
Availability:  September 6, 2016

Summary: Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives.

Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can’t trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange marks on his skin.

The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland…

Review: Portals, cantos, ghosts, love, blood, monsters, death and more are swirling around in Alejandra’s life. In spite of this, Alejandra, or Alex as she’s also called, is reluctant to take on the role of bruja. She’s holding onto secrets that have convinced her to avoid awaking her powers.

Alex comes from a long line of magic. Everyone else in her family seems to see magic as a blessing rather than the curse Alex feels. Most of them are busy trying to change Alex’s mind, but even so, there is a feeling of love and support as they prepare for her Deathday celebration. When it all goes horribly wrong, Alex is determined to fix everything. Family bonds of love are what keep her going through nightmarish conditions as she attempts to find and rescue her family.

Speaking of nightmares, there are some seriously creepy creatures and beings along Alex’s journey. One animal Alex and her guide Nova encounter is described this way, “it’s what you get if a saber-toothed tiger and a snake demon had a baby.” Of course those horrific monsters are stalking and attacking Nova and Alex which is more than a little unpleasant for them. It’s not a terror-filled book, but has a nice dose of chills throughout that keeps things interesting.

I enjoyed the land of Los Lagos with it’s many different landscapes and inhabitants. The journey itself seemed a bit like an obstacle course with one trial after another through many types of terrains. This is a fairly traditional type of fantasy journey, but still managed to seem somewhat unique.

As for the characters, Alex is coming to grips with who she is and deciding who she wants to be. I appreciated her attempts to be true to herself. She only has one close friend in the beginning, Rishi. Readers get to know Rishi, but not as well as I would have liked. Alex describes her as a calming presence and they are close, or at least as close as they can be with all of Alex’s secrets. Nova is a newer addition to Alex’s life. He’s obviously attractive, but Alex has trouble determining whether he’s trustworthy. In addition to these three, Alex’s family members play roles intermittently in the book. With three central characters you may be wondering about a love triangle. Yes, that happens here to a certain extent, but the shape of their relationships made sense in my mind and didn’t detract from the story.

The author provides an author’s note about brujas and some of the other terms she used in the book. Bruja is a Spanish word meaning witch. She was not basing the story on the brujeria faith, but she did chose to use the word bruja rather than witch because “Alex’s ancestors come from Ecuador, Spain, Africa, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Her magic is like Latin America–a combination of the old world and new.” Córdova explains how she created some of the elements of this book like the Deathday ceremony with inspiration from the Day of the Dead and Santeria. I appreciated learning about the many influences and some of the factors in her creative decisions.

Recommendation: If you want a quick and action packed fantasy, get it as soon as you can. Labyrinth Lost satisfies a hunger for magic and wonder.

anonymous asked:

Can I ask sort of a personal question? How did you know you were trans? (Not asking to be rude, asking for personal reference because I am considering some things about gender)

answering this question in a way that is also helpful to you is kinda complicated because everyone’s experience of gender is unique and what was an indicator for me might not be an indicator for you.

it’s easier to say i didn’t know i was trans honestly– i had a happy relatively girly childhood and even though i learned about trans people in middle school it took me almost another decade after that to be able to admit to myself that i was trans.

the problem with giving you indicators like ‘i remember being uncomfortable with hyper femininity for myself at age five’ is that while this is true, when i was younger i didn’t have any critical awareness of my gender and those kinds of indicators are only valid to the formation of my identity in retrospect.

the earliest indication that i had was in middle school when i bought a mens legend of zelda t-shirt and mens graphic t-shirts suddenly became the only type of shirt i wanted to wear. i loved that zelda shirt so much for how masc it made me look that i’d try to wear it to school multiple times a week and mom and i got into fights about it all the time lmao.

at that age (and to this day) i couldn’t stand the sight of my body in anything even the slightest bit revealing because i knew that people were looking at my body and labeling it female and that really upset me for reasons i didn’t know how to articulate. sometimes i’d break down crying when i got asked to wear a skirt. i’ve always disliked my chest and wanted it gone since i got it. (tbh if it wasn’t for me reading tamora pierce’s song of the lioness series in sixth grade i don’t know where i’d be because it helped me cope with my body a lot.)

in high school i developed a serious affection for masc female characters and with the exception of my long hair, which i only kept because i was too terrified of the consequences of asking to get it cut, i basically tried to rebel with my clothes in whatever way i could. which wasn’t a lot at first, but this grew more aggressive and overt as it went on. at this point i started tentatively identifying as butch. but i was also dealing with a lot of repression and fear due to being in a conservative household and i was hesitant to admit even that.

i think the biggest indicator to me was that i couldn’t stand when other people would coercively label me as a girl. i felt terrible every single time it happened (still do). i fell in love with those rare moments where i got to pretend i wasn’t female for a little while. in college i cut my hair short, got a binder, wore men’s clothes to formal events and finally i started to feel comfortable in a way i just hadn’t before. but i still had a lot to work through. i started critically examining my gender identity and repressing everything at the same time. i spent hours watching YouTube vids of trans guys, empathizing with everything they said, and then pretending like i hadn’t seem them at all.

it took me another year to realize i was trans, and that was only after struggling with depression all sophomore year. my grades plummeted and i could hardly get out of bed. so last january i decided to try saying something out loud. i said i’m a man and even though i still went through a lot of deliberating afterwards i knew with certainty that i’d never been more comfortable with myself than how i felt in that moment.

for me that’s the biggest indicator: being a man, to me, feels only natural and comfortable. hope this answer helps you out. all my best wishes for your gender journey  xxx

Crack Ship #1,006: Ben Tennyson and No Watch Ben

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Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives.

I fall to my knees. Shattered glass, melted candles and the outline of scorched feathers are all that surround me. Every single person who was in my house – my entire family — is gone.

Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can’t trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange markings on his skin.

The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland…

Beautiful Creatures meets Daughter of Smoke and Bone with an infusion of Latin American tradition in this highly original fantasy adventure.

I received this free from the publishers via NetGalley

Alex is a bruja – one of the most powerful in her generation. However, she hates and fears her magic and she wants her magic gone. So at her Deathday celebration when she performs a spell to get rid of her magic, she couldn’t possibly imagine the consequences. The spell backfires and her entire family disappears into Los Lagos. Desperate to fix her mistake and save her family, she travels to Los Lagos with a brujo boy she doesn’t trust.

Labyrinth Lost is a fantastical, magical, and enchanting read. If this isn’t on your TBR already, I suggest you add it immediately and I’d highly recommend if you enjoy books like Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Labyrinth Lost is an original and compelling book filled with lots of culture, mythology and tradition.The world building was exceptional and it was definitely the highlight of this book.

I loved Alex – I loved both her strength and vulnerability. Her character development was really well done. At the beginning of the novel she feared her own power and was very uncertain of herself, but throughout the novel we saw her learn to control her power and eventually accept it. She accepted the responsibility and the role she played in sending her family to Los Lagos, but I loved the determination she had to fix it and get her family back. Nova was an interesting character. Not highly likeable, but complex and well fleshed out with complex motivations. Rishi was also a good character, but I do wish we had seen more of her, and more of her relationship with Alex… hopefully something that will be explored further in the sequel?

There were some good family and sisterly dynamics, lots of action and adventure, lots of diversity, and a bi protagonist. Overall, an engaging and gripping story that I highly recommend.

RATING: ★★★★☆

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Regardless of what your opinions of Ichihime may be, you have to admit at least Ichigo didn’t knock Orihime up and then left her to raise their kid alone, with a mortgage to pay, no financial or emotional support, and with zero contact, for 12 fucking years. Instead, they seem to have a relatively normal and happy life, surrounded by their friends and loved ones. And I’m sure their child didn’t have to grow up questioning his parents’ marriage, wondering who his father is, why he’s never home, and why his mother avoids his questions. Kazui seems to have a pretty carefree personality, which probably suggests that he’s brought up in a sheltered and loving environment. Children who are loved and cared for usually retain their childish innocence longer. Compare this with Ichigo’s resting scowling face which he’s worn since he was like, 9, or even Sarada’s brooding atitute at 12 years old. 

Anything sounds like a goddamn fairytale compared to SasuSaku. 

Also, how freaking adorable are those next gen kids?! Seriously, I love them. I want to know more about them. At least they don’t look like someone’s badly made fanart using an online doll maker.

strean13  asked:

I am 16 and bisexual, my parents don't know, but my friends do. If I tell them they would kick me out. I have relatives that live 55 minutes away. I don't know if their reaction would go farther than that but I want to tell them, any advice?

If you are comfortable staying with your relatives and know that you would be happy and safe there, I would say go for it. I’m so sorry you’re in an environment that wouldn’t accept you for who you are. Go with your gut.

Madeline🌷

I realized a lot of autistic run blogs come off as hostile towards relatives of autistics. I want to clarify, that’s not it at all(at least for me I can’t speak for others). I only dislike relatives that like to pretend they fully understand the autism experience because they are related to an autistic person or the people that dismiss real autistic opinions for any reason. But if you genuinely care about your autistic relative feel free to ask me anything, I’m happy to help. Even if you don’t use the right terms or something, I’ll try and gently correct you. As long as you are willing to accept you have done something wrong, and accept my advice you are welcome on this blog.

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For some reason, I was drawn to the angsty kind of prompts and chose prompt #55 - which I’m not gonna explain cause I actually use the line in the story.

Also, I know there’s not meant to be other pairings but there’s some background (as in so much in the background that the other guy isn’t even in the story beyond mentions) one-sided Spamano. It was sort of necessary for the, y’know, prompt. Well, it wasn’t necessary but it happened. The EngSpa blog people don’t need to reblog this if they don’t want…

But I did make it have a relatively happy end so… maybe it counts?

(Please ignore the crappy title.)

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@brothersemberfell posted a demon hunter profile meme, so here’s my little bundle of joy;

Given Name:  Kalera Dayforge

Chosen Name: Kebha Bloodsorrow (pro: Ke-vah)

Face claims/personality inspirations: Eliza Bennet

Current Alignment: Lawful Evil

Affiliations: The Illidari, The Sunguard, The Cabal of the Dying Sun

Who were they before they became an Illidari? Kalera Dayforge was the daughter of a blacksmith and a priest of low rank. She lived a relatively quiet, happy life until she lost both her parents in the Fall of Silvermoon during the third war. Believing that Kael’thas could return their people to their former glory, or at least that he would provide her a way to avenge her parents, she followed him to Outland. Once there, she became an avid follow of Illidan’s teachings and eventually made the decision to join the Illidari when Kael’thas failed to deliver the vengeance he had promised and attempted to summon Kil’jaeden through the Sunwell.

What is their role as an Illidari now? Kebha serves as a shadow within the Illidari. Most often, she gathers information and reports back. 

How has their personality changed (if it has) since becoming an Illidari? Since becoming an Illidari, Kebha has become a lot more headstrong. She was an unassuming, quiet girl but her need for vengeance and the fel energies inside her have hardened her personality.

Do they have any personal goals?

Once, they had been to return home to Silvermoon or if they would not have her, to Eversong woods, where she would chronicle the plight of her people and everything they gave.

How is their vengeance sought?

First and foremost, to rid Azeroth of every trace of the Scourge. Somewhere inside she knows this is an unrealistic goal, but it doesn’t stop her trying. 

How would you describe their style of combat?

She prefers to slink around her enemies and attack unseen from behind to incapacitate them, rather than take them on head to head. If given the opportunity, she will most likely avoid combat but if she is forced into it she attacks with quick strikes and remains light on her feet.

What kind of demon power do they embrace currently?

A voidwalker.

Describe their metamorphosis form:

Drawing from the power of the voidwalker, Kebha can cloak herself in a way similar to Shadow Priests. In metamorphosis form, her face and form is sunken and skeletal - a bony crest rising from her cheeks to cover her eyes and form a crown above her head. Teeth become sharp and fang-like, flesh and muscle are mimicked by void energies clinging to her body. Her wings are waxy to the touch and their bulk formed of feathers made from void shadows. Rather than hooves, she gains long, talon like feet with sharp claws more akin to those of a bird than a goat.

What brings them the most satisfaction?

The stillness that comes with the dead of night, void walking and successfully taking out her enemies in stealth.

Besides the Burning Legion, what else upsets them?

Seeing her people suffer. Despite the demon she harbors, enough of the old her exists that she will still stop and help downtrodden blood elves - even if she has to do it from the shadows.

Do they have a style preference for armor?

Usually light armor, something that doesn’t make a noise or draw attention to her. She favours close fitting leather and cloth, sacrificing protection for stealth.