Advice from an 80 year old man

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

anonymous asked:

Would you be willing to link some of your fave (of your own) klance sickfics? I love those two so much and I cannot get enough!!

Yes I would love to! (Some of these will overlap with another list I made, but there will be some new ones on here too!) 

here we have klance on a roadtrip ft. sick Lance

here we have kinda klance ft. an argument then like Lance passing out outside of Keith’s door and like loads of stuff happening

here’s klance on a date featuring Lance sick but not like feeling physically sick but Keith isn’t having it

here’s kinda klance where Lance passes out because of an infected wound, and plot twist stuff happens

here we have kinda klangst with Lance getting some alien virus that changes his personality (definitely one of my favs!)

here we got klance where Keith doesn’t listen to Lance and gets like hella sick (another one of my favs!)

here were got klance where Keith tends to sick Lance but then gets sick but is too proud to tell Lance because he’s an idiot 

this one is klance where like Lance is sick while Keith is driving them to a date and he passes out and hits his head on the dashboard and then Keith wrecks (this one is a doozy but i love it)

this one is klance with Keith having appendicitis

here’s a big old dose of klangst from a prompt written by satan himself. features lance and keith crashing on a planet, and keith finding Blue on fire with lance inside

here’s klance where the two are in an argument while Keith is hella sick (legit love this one to pieces)

this bad boy right here is klance where keith accidentally poisons lance after the two kiss because he’s got some poisonous galra gene things

this one is klance where like the two are captured and Lance gets horribly sick then Keith gets taken in for interrogation and when he comes back, lance is seizing. super angsty 

this one is kinda klance and they are like summer camp counselors and keith is sick so lance has to take care of keith’s summer camp kids on top of his own on top of taking care of keith 

this one is a klance marriage proposal ft. sick Lance

this one is klance where Keith hurts his knee but the pods are down so Lance takes care of him

this one is a long distance klance fic where Lance gets sick when he’s supposed to fly to see Keith 

this one is klance where lance jumps in a cold river for his live stream viewers and keith freaks out and goes to the rescue (this is one of my top favs!)

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.


Call Me Mistress – River (M)

Summary: The Mistress spends an evening with “River”, a young stockbroker who serves as her obedient pet.

Pairing: Namjoon x Reader

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!

Client List: Prologue | River (Namjoon) | Ramen (Jungkook): Pt. 1, Pt. 2, Pt. 3 | (more forthcoming)

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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.”

Glory and Devotion - A Black Praise Mix: some tracks have gospel choirs; some are explicitly religious; some are rap; some are ballads; all are Black people thankful for something in the world.

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

My mixes Black Boi Joy - A (Genderfluid) Celebration and Mystic Kickback: A Black Defiance Mix go with this one.


Mermaid moodboard : Merdragons

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 gentle currents.

Sea and water vocabulary in Spanish

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

what if?

(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?

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Mermaids of Aoba Johsai

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
  • Never mess with the mermaids. 

“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.“

–Elizabeth Gilbert

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.”

The Ballad of Easy Rider (cover)
Tom Petty
The Ballad of Easy Rider (cover)

“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

Spring Year 1 tips

If you have any helpful tips please add!
1. On your first day, forage, then go to the store and buy as many seeds as you can afford. You can sell your foraged items to get more money to buy seeds.

2. On the first day it’s also worth it cut trees and make a decent amount of fertilizer with sap. It’s seriously worth it to use that fertilizer ASAP.

3. Save your maple seeds, acorns, and pine cones to make them into field snacks.

4. In the middle of the spring you can harvest salmonberries from bushes. Do this as much as possible! You can make jam into them or use them for eating.

5. Also collect spring onions, they spawn in a field in the map under your house (beyond and under the lake/river where Leah lives)

6. Potatoes and cauliflower are very profitable to buy at the very beginning of the game.

7. Try to save 300 wood and fix the bridge of the beach soon, it’s so worth it because it gives you access to twice as much coral/shells/etc to sell.

8. Save up to buy strawberries at the egg festival (the 13th) these are so profitable!

9. If you use your sickle on weed fibers you could get wild seeds and they’re worth planting to get foraging items.

10. Make a physical checklist of all the bundles and start by finishing the spring forage bundle because it’s super easy.

11. Remember to plant those 15 free parsnip seeds lol.