1. Have a firm handshake. 2. Look people in the eye. 3. Sing in the shower. 4. Own a great stereo system. 5. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard. 6. Keep secrets. 7. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday. 8. Always accept an outstretched hand. 9. Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference. 10. Whistle. 11. Avoid sarcastic remarks. 12. Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 per cent of all your happiness or misery. 13. Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out. 14. Lend only those books you never care to see again. 15. Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that they have. 16. When playing games with children, let them win. 17. Give people a second chance, but not a third. 18. Be romantic. 19. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. 20. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems. 21. Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for our convenience, not the caller’s. 22. Be a good loser. 23. Be a good winner. 24. Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret. 25. When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go. 26. Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born. 27. Keep it simple. 28. Beware of the person who has nothing to lose. 29. Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river. 30. Live your life so that your epitaph could read, No Regrets 31. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did. 32. Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them. 33. Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who helped you. 34. Take charge of your attitude. Don’t let someone else choose it for you. 35. Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital; you need only stay a few minutes. 36. Begin each day with some of your favourite music. 37. Once in a while, take the scenic route. 38. Send a lot of Valentine cards. Sign them, ‘Someone who thinks you’re terrific.’ 39. Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice. 40. Keep a note pad and pencil on your bed-side table. Million-dollar ideas sometimes strike at 3 a.m. 41. Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job. 42. Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a reason later. 43. Make someone’s day by paying the toll for the person in the car behind you. 44. Become someone’s hero. 45. Marry only for love. 46. Count your blessings. 47. Compliment the meal when you’re a guest in someone’s home. 48. Wave at the children on a school bus. 49. Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people. 50. Don’t expect life to be fair
Theres tons of these floating around the witchy side of tumblr, but I felt I could add some things to the table. Here is my personal master list of witch types!
Ceremonial Witch: Usually the old style of witchcraft is long gone, but these witches live by it. They wear robes, and keep altars and lengthy rituals close to heart.
Draconic Witch: A witch who is often associated with dragons, and is a very fearsome person to come across. This type of witch is almost going extinct, and much of the teaching are passed down personally between teacher and pupil.
Divination Witch: Yes, divination is more of something you can do, but to me, its a type of witch. This witch uses tools and other materials to communicate with spirits, deitys, or their own intuition to get answers or stories they may or may not have known.
Desert Witch: For the witches who live in the desert, they often find ways to make the little materials around them work. Sand, bones, and the herbs that grow around are often the things they use in their magick.
Eclectic Witch: Someone who is not set in there path, but has found many types of witchcraft that suit their craft. Often are associated with many titles, ranging from Storm to Green. Many witches are this.
Energy Witch: These witches use magic visually and internally. They cast circles, and make magic happen using the energy the gain and harvest.
Faery/Nymph Witch: Often an eclectic witch who looks to speak and work with the Fae and other nature spirits (such as Nymphs). This practice is often different for every witch.
Green/Kitchen Witch: Most people consider these two seperate crafts, but usually where one is, the other one is close behind. Witches who are Green enjoy nature, herbs, and anything to do with plants. Kitchen witches (and many, many, MANY, green witches) find uses for plants and incorporate them into food and potions.
Hedge Witch: Sort of a time traveler, but in realm form. These witches live between the astral world, real world, and spirit world.
Heriditary Witch: You were born into a witch family. These witches are often the owners of many hidden gifts, and always have a magical touch. Many also have traditions many other witches do not have.
Moon Witch: Most witches do work with the moon yes, but this type of witch specifically works with it in ways others dont. They revolve certain spells around it, sometimes their days, and often talk to it when they have free time in the night.
Pop Culture Witch: This doesnt just include pop music, but these witches intertwine with magick with music and other forms of entertainment (movies, books, etc.).
Spirit Workers: Witches of this sort tend to be able to speak to the dead, or if not, are definitly not afraid to. Magic to them is revolved around spirits and people of another realm.
Storm Witch: Anyone with a love of storms (and is a witch) has probably done some storm magick. This is someone fearless enough to call lighting, and move the winds.
Sea Witch: The smell of the ocean is this witches best friend. They use the oceans divine sand, seashells, and water to create the magick they so desire. Most also work with mermaids.
Swamp Witch: Often live near rivers, lakes, and of course, swamps. They love the bugs and insects, and devote most of their time walking in the mud, or collecting it for healing.
Sun Witch: Gets most of their energy from the sun other than the moon. Their magic is full of energy, and candles are these witches best friends.
Techno Witch: These witches manage to put magic into text messages, and lace their posts with protection. A curse is just a phonecall away.
Vampric Witch: A vampire, or one who works closely with one, is usually the only one who considers this magick. They use other peoples energy and relay it into their own spells.
Wiccan Witch: This is a witch who has took Wicca as their religion. They use rituals and the power of their gods and goddesses to complete their magick.
Crystal/Rock Witch: Witches of this type use natural occurring rocks and crystals in their craft, absorbing the energy and attributes each one has.
Blood Witch: Blood witches are witches that use blood in their magic, and it’s super powerful. Often takes a lot of practice, and if done wrong, the consequences are unimaginable.
Shadow Witch: A witch who often works with his/her/their own shadow, or in the shadows just as a general statement.
Chaos Witch: This witch is talented in chaos magick, and is often very talented in other types of destructive magick.
Sex Witch: Uses sexual activites in there magick, and uses them to conjure and control energy.
Fabric Witch: A witch that uses fabric and sewing materials to create magick. Can include poppets/voodoo dolls, stichery, or clothing.
Space Witches:Witches that use astrology and anything spacey in their practice.
Music Witches:Music flows through them, provides them energy, and lyrics are often their spells.
Thats it for now! Ill add more as I become familiar to them. If you have any suggestions, please message me.
THIS IS NOT TO DEFINE YOUR PRACTICE. THIS IS JUST FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE CURIOUS. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO IDENTIFY AS ANY OF THESE. I WILL IGNORE ALL HATE.
Mistress spends an evening with “River”, a young stockbroker who serves as her
Pairing: Namjoon x
Genre: Smut, a touch of fluff
Word Count: 10,405
Warning: Sub!Namjoon, Domme!Reader, sex
work, BDSM, femdom, petplay, foot fetishism, cumplay, praise kink, roleplay,
handjob, sexual themes, profanity, and I ruined more food for you guys.
Series: Call Me Mistress
A/N: This series as my sandbox to play in,
where the journey is more important than the destination. I am expecting that some
of the content in this story (and in this series) will make some readers
uncomfortable, so please be mindful of the tags and remember this is fictional.
If you haven’t read the Prologue yet, I
suggest reading that first, as it immediately precedes this story. Enjoy!
Harlow, River, & Jack, Great Danes (5 & 4 y/o), 20th & 10th Ave., New York, NY • “I’ve been walking them for a long time so it’s pretty easy now, but it can definitely be a handful. Harlow and River live together – Jack is on a play date.”
01. Rise - Solange // 02. Ultralight Beam - Kanye West // 03. Glory - John Legend + Common // 04. I Smile - Kirk Franklin // 05. Wonderful - India.Arie // 06. Sunday Candy - Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment + Chance the Rapper // 07. Crooked Smile - J. Cole // 08. Sweet Va Breeze - Big Baby D.R.A.M. // 09. River (Live on SNL) - Leon Bridges // 10. Rollercoasters (Live) - Tank and the Bangas // 11. Reality Check - Noname ft. Eryn Allen Kane + Akenya // 12. D.R.A.M. Sings Special - Chance the Rapper ft. Big Baby D.R.A.M. // 13. Blessings (Reprise) - Chance the Rapper
Those mermaids, all female, are born from rivers and
oceans; from dragons. They serve them, tend them, help them; spend a
season roaming the sky, the other roaming water. They live in
submarine palaces, delicate and sophisticated. Their tail looks like
a dragon’s only more aquatic. Those mermaids are proud yet loving to
those they deem worthy of attention and often they help humans
crossing seas and rivers. They mostly live in Eastern Asia; China,
Korea, Vietnam, Japan and their life expectancy is of a thousand
years. Seeing one’s tail in the water betokens good weather and
el océano - the ocean la laguna - the lagoon el lago - the lake el mar - the see el agua - the water agua salada - saltwater agua dulce - freshwater el río - the river la desembocadura - the river mouth el manantial - the spring la rivera - the bank el arroyo - the stream el dique - the ditch la ciénaga - the swamp
la bahía - the bay el canal - the canal la charca - the pond el charco - the puddle la cuenca - the basin/watershed la costa - the coast la orilla - the shore la marea - the tide las burbujas - the bubbles
el verano - the summer la isla - the island el archipiélago - the archipielago el embalse - the reservoir el estanque - the pond el golfo - the gulph
la marisma - the marsh el glaciar - the glacier el pantano - the swamp el estrecho - the narrow el estuario - the estuary la presa - the dam el puerto - the port la playa - the beach la arena - the sand
el pez - the fish el pescado - the fish (“pez” is the fish that lives in rivers, seas, etc. “pescado” lives in our dishes) la ballena - the whale el tiburón - the shark la mantarraya - the stingray la foca - the seal el delfín - the dolphin el pez dorado - the goldfish el pez globo - the blowfish el pulpo - the octopus la almeja / concha ;) - the clamp el caracol - the seashell (“caracol” also denotates the ground one, the snail) el calamar - the squid la medusa - the jellyfish la aguaviva - the jellyfish (literally “living water” are those transparent gooes that apear in the bay) el cangrejo - the crab
el barco - the ship el crucero - the cruise la canoa - the canoe
el abismo - the abyss las profundidades - the dephts abismo oceánico - oceanic abyss la fosa - the pit
sumergir(se) - to dive bucear - to dive
(the difference between “sumergirse” and “bucear” is that the first one is the action of going down in the water, “bucear” means to swim underwater)
nadar - to swim flotar - to float ir a la deriva - to drift navegar - to sail ahogar(se) - to drown hundir(se) - to sink beber / tomar - to drink tomar sol - to have a sunbath pescar - to fish remar - to row surfear - to surf aguantar la respiración - to hold the breath
(11 and 3 from the Super Sappy Prompts list: “I thought you didn’t want me” and “It’s always been you.”)
It’s not water, it’s ice. It’s a thousand needles of ice pricking at Dex’s skin. Soon they’ll pierce him, puncture his bursting lungs and turn him breathless, lifeless. Still, he swims on.
The current is fighting him. His own lungs are fighting him. His eyes fight, too, stinging, but he keeps them open, gleaning what light he can in the dark water. Later, he will think back and see only seconds of being alone in that darkness. Now, it’s minutes. An endless slow trudge of time as he turns and searches.
He remembers pulling off his flannel, stripping out of his jeans in the freezing night. He remembers kicking off his shoes. And then the plunge, the fevered dive into the water, the rush of his blood keeping him warm. And then, crashing down and through into this frozen limbo, one thought in mind. Where’s Nurse?
I’m back! I’m not dead and I have a few ideas for some new posts that I can hopefully have up before the weekend is over (if my shitty wifi is willing to behave) But here we have a mermaid au!! This will hopefully be a series, one for each team and first up we have my not so secret faves! Enjoy!
Aoba Johsai is a pod of lagoon dwelling mer-people (would it be called a pod? Dolphins are in pods)
They live on a really pretty tropical island uninhabited by people and their little cove has a waterfall and lots of rocks to lounge upon (I’m talking Peter Pan mermaid lagoon-esque shit)
Oikawa is their leader but he’s so fucking petty about shit he’s still holding a grudge against the pack of river otters that live upstream because they stole his favorite sunning rock(his tail is Aoba Johsai blue and his fins are super wide and translucent)
Iwaizumi is the one everyone actually listens to and he’s super reliable but he prefers to just take naps and shit on Oikawa- he’s their protector because he’s super strong and intimidating (his tail is dark blue and his scales are surprisingly smooth, built more like a shark’s tail than a mermaids)
Matsukawa has the longest fucking tail ever. It’s nearly twice the length of his upper body and it drives him crazy because if he takes a turn too fast it gets stuck and he ends up gracelessly cartwheeling underwater (his tail is more green than Oikawaw’s)
Hanamakki has a pale pink tail and his fins are long and droopy and he likes to turn around quickly and slap people in the face with them. Takes an alarming amount of joy from Oikawa’s misery
Yahaba- aka Mr Petty #2-he has an army of small fish with sharp teeth that adore him and he will set them on his enemies for the slightest offense (his tail is blue like Oikawa’s but spotted with white)
Kyoutani is half siren- meaning he has the really sharp teeth if not the song voice- but he was raised by sharks so his manners are horrendous. Oikawa rescued him from fishermen and he now follows Iwaizumi everywhere he goes (his tail is striped black and gray and it’s wider than the average merman)
Watari loves all the drama. He gets a front row seat to every shitshow and he loves it. He’s the best at changing shape into a human and usually goes to climb trees for the good fruits (his tail is pea green and very short, built for strength)
Kindaichi is considered innocent and pure but Kunimi knows he’s actually satan and he is not fooled by that cutesy tail flick that he does (his tail is a darker blue than Iwaizumi’s but built more like Watari’s)
Kunimi just wants to sleep on his favorite sun rock and maybe hit Kindaichi in the face with a pebble. (his tail is gray and like Makki’s though he finds a way to wrap his droopy fins up when he’s sleeping so they can’t be pulled)
No one is allowed to speak of The Incident where Kindaichi changed shape and ended up with half tail/half leg because it was horrifying for everyone
Makki nearly died because he got a berry stuck in his gills
Watari is very good friends with the river otters and he goes over alot to chat and snuggle
At some point a group of humans find them
Oikawa is preening under all the attention and praise
Kyoutani has hid himself behind the waterfall
Some poor girl nearly drowned she was so distracted by Iwaizumi and his glorious arms
However a few of them do attempt to kidnap Kunimi while he’s napping on his sunning stone- they plan to take him home and show him off for sceince
And this is how everyone finds out about Kindaichi’s evil side
Suddenly every piranha and electic eel within a 10 mile radius are in their lagoon and suddenly there are some very dead people
Kyoutani ripped some guys’ throat out with his teeth and Yahaba swooned
“Some years ago, I was stuck on a crosstown bus in New York City during rush hour. Traffic was barely moving. The bus was filled with cold, tired people who were deeply irritated—with one another; with the rainy, sleety weather; with the world itself. Two men barked at each other about a shove that might or might not have been intentional. A pregnant woman got on, and nobody offered her a seat. Rage was in the air; no mercy would be found here.
But as the bus approached Seventh Avenue, the driver got on the intercom. “Folks,” he said, “I know you’ve had a rough day and you’re frustrated. I can’t do anything about the weather or traffic, but here’s what I can do. As each one of you gets off the bus, I will reach out my hand to you. As you walk by, drop your troubles into the palm of my hand, okay? Don’t take your problems home to your families tonight—just leave ‘em with me. My route goes right by the Hudson River, and when I drive by there later, I’ll open the window and throw your troubles in the water. Sound good?”
It was as if a spell had lifted. Everyone burst out laughing. Faces gleamed with surprised delight. People who’d been pretending for the past hour not to notice each other’s existence were suddenly grinning at each other like, is this guy serious?
Oh, he was serious.
At the next stop—just as promised—the driver reached out his hand, palm up, and waited. One by one, all the exiting commuters placed their hand just above his and mimed the gesture of dropping something into his palm. Some people laughed as they did this, some teared up—but everyone did it. The driver repeated the same lovely ritual at the next stop, too. And the next. All the way to the river.
We live in a hard world, my friends. Sometimes it’s extra difficult to be a human being. Sometimes you have a bad day. Sometimes you have a bad day that lasts for several years. You struggle and fail. You lose jobs, money, friends, faith, and love. You witness horrible events unfolding in the news, and you become fearful and withdrawn. There are times when everything seems cloaked in darkness. You long for the light but don’t know where to find it.
But what if you are the light? What if you’re the very agent of illumination that a dark situation begs for?
That’s what this bus driver taught me—that anyone can be the light, at any moment. This guy wasn’t some big power player. He wasn’t a spiritual leader. He wasn’t some media-savvy “influencer.” He was a bus driver—one of society’s most invisible workers. But he possessed real power, and he used it beautifully for our benefit.
When life feels especially grim, or when I feel particularly powerless in the face of the world’s troubles, I think of this man and ask myself, What can I do, right now, to be the light? Of course, I can’t personally end all wars, or solve global warming, or transform vexing people into entirely different creatures. I definitely can’t control traffic. But I do have some influence on everyone I brush up against, even if we never speak or learn each other’s name. How we behave matters because within human society everything is contagious—sadness and anger, yes, but also patience and generosity. Which means we all have more influence than we realize.
No matter who you are, or where you are, or how mundane or tough your situation may seem, I believe you can illuminate your world. In fact, I believe this is the only way the world will ever be illuminated—one bright act of grace at a time, all the way to the river.“
Illustration done in occasion of the Tanabata festival, or the “Star Festival”. The legend narrates the love story of Orihime (correspondent to the star of Vega) and Hikoboshi (correspondent to Altair).
“Once upon a time, on the shores of the Celestial River lived the king of all the gods and emperor of the sky, Tentei, whose daughter Orihime spent her days weaving and sewing clothes for the deities. She worked so much that she didn’t have any time for herself. When she came of age, her father choose an husband for her: a young herdsman called Hikoboshi. He worked very hard too, his task was to herd the oxen across the Celestial River.
For the two lovers it was love at first sight. They were so in love with each other that they spent all their time together, forgetting about their duties. Orihime stopped producing clothes for the gods, and Hikoboshi’s herd wandered without control through the sky. This angered Tentei, and he punished severely the two lover. Orihime and Hikoboshi were forced to live separately, one on each bank of the river. The princess was desperate and cried uninterruptedly. Tentei, moved by his daughter’s tears, allowed them to meet again, but only once each year, the seventh day of the seventh month. Every year, a flock of magpies come and create a bridge with their wings so that Orihime can cross the river and reunite with her husband.”
“I’m gonna stick in an extra song here if we could. This is one that we don’t really know very well but we’re gonna try to do it. All of you listening out there, we’re gonna make a special dedication on this one because, you know, he spent so much time here. I think this is a really great song for the moment and we love you, wherever you are, we wish you well- this is for River Phoenix”
Recorded live in Gainesville FL on November 4th, 1993