s pace

I talk about feeling nostalgic for old anime but I never really got the chance to draw something for them. El Cazzy’s one of my favorites, because it’s a slower-paced journey about Ellis and Nadie (a witch and her bounty hunter) who find themselves and each other while trying to unravel the mysteries of a conspiracy involving Ellis and her powers. As it takes place in the Mexican desert, I’m also quite partial to the English dub. And Yuki Kajiura composes some nice fitting music to sell the setting.

So if you’re ever in the mood for a rather laid-back adventure/western series whose main characters are girls, give this one a shot.

4

Remember when the Liberals attacked the NDP for their childcare plan before the 2015 election, calling its roll out too slow?

Yeah. 

If the NDP’s proposed plan was ‘slow‘, the Liberals current plan for this budget is going at a snail’s pace, going directly against their electoral platform.

The very things that the Liberals falsely accused the NDP of, they are doing once in office.

We need to call out hypocrisy and broken promises like this. Politicians in Canada need to be held to a higher standard.

1 01.02.17 school is starting to pick up the pace, there’s so many tests coming and i’m quite worried, but here’s my biology notes for the first lecture topic! hope everyone is having a productive day (◡‿◡✿)

Be patient and allow yourself to grow at a pace that’s right for you. Progress takes time; don’t rush it.

shiro is keith’s concerned older brother (he’s concerned keith isn’t getting enough sun and isnt going outside enough) and he forces keith to take his (shiro’s) fat dog out for a walk bc she needs the exercise and keith needs the sunlight. so keith is just like. walking this fatass dog in the dog park when suddenly the dog (her name is princess buttercup, i just deemed it so) just BOLTS in another direction and keith is like scrambling to hold onto the leash and is running and stumbling to catch up to princess buttercup and suddenly he hears this other guy screaming and yelling and before he knows it, keith crashes into this other guy (lance) who was also running to catch up to HIS dog’s pace and both their dogs just start like running in circles and making a complete spiderweb of the leashes and basically it ends up with keith and lance being pressed together and blushing furiously (and not looking each other in the eye) because their dogs got over excited and accidentally tied them together. 

once they get untied they started awkwardly talking and when keith learns lance’s dog’s name is bark obama he laughs for like 10 minutes and lance can’t stop staring at him and blushing bc holy hell he’s cute. and lance starts flirting and stuttering and keith can’t help but flirt back, he’s so smitten w/ the cute dark haired, freckled boy with the dog named bark obama.

in the end, they trade cell phone numbers and go on a coffee/dog walking date

Luke is either gonna be Jokester Yoda Master or Salty Sad Ben Master in Episode 8. There is no in-between.

Although I personally would love it if he developed an Obi-Wan level of depressing sass.

“Back in my day, our Death Stars only destroyed one planet at time. This is just ridiculous.”

“Are we sure Han died? There may have been a vat of Carbonite down there. Someone go visit Jabba’s son, just to be sure.”

“Why did I choose Ahch-To? Well, I’ve been on planets of all sand, cloud, and ice, and I hated all of them. I thought maybe all water would be a good change of pace. It’s not. Get me the fuck out of here, my ship malfunctioned years ago and everyone thought I was being edgy when really I was just stranded.”

“Oh great, another helmeted murderer I’m related to.”

“Rey, pray to the Force that you’re not actually part of this family. Nobody wants to be part of this family.”

“If Yoda could do it at 900, I can do it at 60.” *promptly dies out of spite*

“Your friend is a stormtrooper, huh? You know, I was a stormtrooper once. Yeah. Yeah, I was great. Tallest one there.”

“There is no luck, only the Force… and the Force likes to be very unlucky around me.”

“Uh, thanks for bringing the lightsaber that holds only memories of pain for me, but I have my own. In green. With a custom handle. You can keep that one.”

“Just kidding, watch me duel-wield.”

Many have been talking about this specific jump in Yuri’s routine, but something I love aside from it, is the sequence of scenes after the jump takes place, because you see, they made this specific expression appear in Victor’s face only after Yuuri’s done with his quadruple flip, meaning… after he’s seen Yuri tried something not even himself dare to at the end of a program (because of lack of stamina, meaning he always did it as a part of his first jumps in a routine). And this is what actually breaks Victor, because he knows Yuri’s been worried about what the world would think of him as a coach when seeing his performance, they are all expecting to see Victor’s talent reflected on Yuri. That’s why he knows Yuri wants to prove to them, he wants everyone to see something that’ll go above and beyond their expectations… because the credit will go not to him but to Victor, he wants to show them the true worth Victor’s got as a coach, and the russian man gets that now.

Victor’s been taking his time to adjust himself to Yuri’s pace, he’s become to understand the boy in ways Yuri never thought possible, not only as a skater but as another human being. Victor’s not playing coach and Yuri knows that better than anyone, that’s why he wants to make him proud, he wants to repay him in some way, mustering the courage to do that flip at the end… he knows it’ll surprise Victor, he knows it’ll make him happy.
And you can see it in Victor’s face, that excitement, he is like a little kid not being able to contain or hide his emotions any longer.

Victor is the reason for Yuri’s understanding of different emotions which had been hidden to him before, but oh boy… Yuri’s ALSO been the reason for Victor getting to experience a whole lot of new feelings too. They both have change each others lives, they both act as a support and anchor for one another, if one fails to understand or messes up the other is always there to hold tight, to make the other see what they can’t.

You just know that after Maggie “I can spot a repressed queer girl ar 20 paces” Sawyer’s interaction with Kara and Lena she’s just gonna be like shit. Shit what is Eliza feeding them it’s BOTH of them they should come with a warning. It only gets worse after she hears from Alex that Lena filled Kara’s office with flowers. Poor Maggie. So many baby gays all around her

mass effect dad headcanons
  • Kaidan: cheers you on at every soccer game even though you’re horrible at it “You got this, champ!” loves to barbecue and can always tell when something’s wrong “You okay, bud?” Still wears the #1 dad t-shirt you made for him when you were little.
  • Garrus: Comes off as relaxed and let’s you go to that shady party but when you get back you have (84) missed calls from Dad and he’s pacing in the living room. Doesn’t know how to cook so just orders takeout. “Well, you’re still alive so I guess I did pretty well”
  • Mordin: “Breakfast is most important meal. Triggers metabolism and gives energy!” Only showed you educational kids shows and builds your model volcano for you. Sings in the car even though ugh dad you’re embarrassing me.
  • Anderson: “I’m not your friend, I’m your father” but actually adores you more than anything in the galaxy. Took the day off work then stayed up with you all night when you got food poisoning. The day he tells you he’s proud of you is the best you’ve ever felt in your life.
  • Wrex: let's you take a sip of ryncol and laughs when you start gagging. Says "Whatever" and uses guilt as his primary tactic. Always gives you piggy back rides and weirdly specific life advice.
  • Joker: Dad jokes. Too many dad jokes. Let you watch a horror movie that gave you nightmares for weeks. "If I can do it, you can." Made sure you aced your driving exam and took you out for ice cream after.
  • Zaeed: Tries to watch his language but it usually ends up sounding like "Well sh... shucks" All your friends think he's really cool but he always asks things like "what in the shitting hell is a me-me"
  • Thane: Crazy dance!! Always knows what to say when you're upset. Remembers the small things like what toppings you like on yogurt and makes sure your favorite shirt is always clean. "I want you to be happy in life."

the best part is that viktor had no idea yuuri had forgotten about the banquet, he just showed up like “hey cutie good to see you again”, like in his mind they were already close, but he noticed yuuri’s wariness and although he didn’t understand why he was acting so weird he took his time to get reacquainted and they got to know each other at yuuri’s pace because viktor just knew how insecure he was, like viktor was willing to wait for yuuri even if he had no idea why it was taking so long for him to realize what was going on, their relationship was built on mutual respect and patience and it’s beautiful

minneapolis winter aesthetic, driving edition

  • periodic car horns outside (’f you ask me they sound vaguely like ducks with bad senses of direction who just scream whenever they get too close to each other)
  • driving very slowly down a hill with a four wheel drive truck patiently following your snail’s pace ass because listen buddy We’ve All Been There
  • guestimating where the parking spaces in the lot Probably are
  • plan an extra thirty minutes to brush six inches of frozen nonsense off your windshield and dig trenches behind your wheels before starting your commute
  • the windshield wiper thing when you park and pull them up so they don’t freeze and your car looks like a bug with antennae 
  • the knowledge deep within your soul that if necessary you will pilot this vehicle directly into a snowbank and you have made your Peace with this reality
  • lane dividers are a thing of the past just stick to the right of the road and pray
  • that look/nod of We’re All Doing Our Best It’s Okay when you fuck up and panic and the other driver sees you
Self care for witches

- If a spell takes a lot out of you, make sure you’ve grounded yourself, but also make sure you are able to relax afterwards

- Take a break from witchcraft if you need to

- Make sure you go at your own pace, it’s not a race after all

- When you are having a shower/bath, imagine any negativity washing away

- Don’t overload yourself with information; break it down into chunks and learn each part separately

- Don’t be afraid to reach out to other witches if you need help

- Glamour yourself up when you get ready for the day, so you’ll feel more confident and happy

- If you don’t feel comfortable doing a spell, don’t do it. Opt for a simpler version. You can do whatever you feel is right.

- Make yourself little sleep sachets so you can sleep and dream easier

- Charm items you find comforting to keep you calm and happy i.e plush toys, jewellery

- Always remember to enjoy yourself, never force it

literally all you learn from the voyager opening credits is that it’s deliberately paced and tom paris is a bad driver

“tom don’t fly the ship through a fucking solar flare”

“tom planetary rings are mostly big ice crystals and they’ll damage the deflector and hull”

“tom we don’t even know what’s in this gas cloud, please don’t ‘hang ten’”

“tom stay away from that-”

“I’M GOING IN”

“TOM NO”

"I'll catch you, I promise"

Not a request, just one I’ve been working on throughout the day. First of the requests coming tonight, so keep your eyes peeled.
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Hogwarts AU
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You weaved in and out of the trees of the forbidden forest, tirelessly trying to keep up with Newt’s pace. Who knew Hufflepuffs were so quick?!

You had, for some reason, agreed to helping Newt, your best friend of 2 years, find this creature. A moke? You couldn’t remember, it was all rapid fire explanation before you willingly accepted. It’s so dull in those common rooms, you would so much rather be doing anything but sitting by the fire with schoolwork. Well, that actually doesn’t seem to bad at the moment.
You began to panic as you watched Newt’s image start to disappear in the distance of the forest.

“Newt!” You yell in a hushed whisper, but it was no use. If you were louder, you’d draw attention to yourself. Newt was on a mission, and Newt was going to follow through with that mission by any means necessary.

You were dodging every vine and strange creature that happened to stumble your way, basically ignoring everything worth stopping and studying just to keep up with your friend. Your stupid…stupid…very cute friend.

You were jumping over this small creek when you felt a searing pain in your calf, followed by something ominously warm trickling down to your foot. You let out a cry and clutched your leg.

“Damnit” you sighed under your breath, stopping to take a look at the damage.
It wasn’t too serious, not enough to need stitches, but if it wasn’t disinfected soon, you would get very sick.

“Dammit Newt, come back!” You stomped your foot on the uneven ground, immediately regretting it as your leg gave out, and you tumbled onto the forest floor.

You repositioned your leg to look at it once more, and you audibly gasped. Needless to say, it wasn’t a pretty sight. Some dirt had found its way into the gash and was burning like crazy. You felt a wave of nausea as you tried to stand up again.

You took a step. It was painful, yet tolerable.
Now wasn’t about the Moke, it was just finding Newt and going home so you could chew him out about leaving you stranded in the forest.

You strolled through at an infuriatingly slow pace, cursing the fact that before you even get back the the common room, you’ll probably be busted and expelled. What a delight to think about.

An hour or so seemed to have passed, because you started to feel a little light headed from the exhaustion. Maybe you could live here from now on, it didn’t seem like that bad of a place to stay?

As you were just about to consider putting a down payment on that hole in the tree, you heard something ominously close with large, slow footprints.

Great, you think. Just great. You didn’t have time to deal with another centaur yelling at you for trespassing.

But just as you looked up, you locked eyes with a 12 foot troll, looking confused, and dangerously curious. He carried a stick the size of your entire body, which could probably also crush your entire body if he tried.

“(Y/N)…don’t move” you heard that all too familiar voice.
“Newt? Newt I’m going to kill you” you resisted the urge to look around for him.

“Understandable. But first, we’re going to focus on you not getting killed. Don’t look now but I’m at the bottom of this small crevice right behind Tully”

“You gave him a name?”
“I give them all names, (Y/N), don’t be ridiculous. The point is, you need to slide between his legs, and jump down into the crevice. I’ll catch you. Can you do that for me?” Your eyes widen at his ridiculous

“No, absolutely not, there has to be another way”

“(Y/N) please…please he won’t stay well behaved forever. Either you do as I say, or…” he trailed off, not letting himself think like that.
“You said you’d catch me, right? You won’t let me fall?”

“Oh course I’ll catch you, I promise”
You stay silent for a second, before the troll’s hand twitched, and it all became way to real.
You threw away your sound logic, and broke into a sprint straight for the troll’s legs. He wasn’t quite fast enough to detect what was happening, so you went right through his legs, making a run for the crevice. It was a lot steeper than you imagined. You squeezed your eyes shut, and leapt from the safety of the ground.
You were falling at an alarmingly quick pace, for a maybe a little too long.

But eventually you came to a stop, and you were safety in the arms of your friend.
He was smiling wildly at you, but as quick as his smile came, it left, and the footsteps of the troll were directly overhead.

He pulled you close into an embrace, as he pushed the two of you against the wall, trying not to make any noise. You felt a blush creep into your cheeks, but tried to dismiss any thoughts before they came.

It felt like hours before the footsteps faded, and you two were locked in silence.
You pulled away ever so slightly, trying to catch his eye.

“Wow that was…” you trailed off, adrenaline still pumping through your veins.

“Amazing? Electrifying?” He was absolutely full of excitement, and all your potential anger evaporated.

“Yes” you said, smiling wildly at him.
“Absolutely amazing”

“Then let’s run along before he comes back” he said, and began to wander down the path, holding you hand closely behind him.
Slowly but surely, the pain in your leg stared to resurface until you were pathetically limping behind Newt.

And then, the pain just became too much.
“Hey…uh, Newt. How about we take a rest for a bit ok?” You fumble, trying to smile through the burning sensation in your leg. His face twisted in confusion and concern, obviously seeing through your facade.

“Why? Is everything ok?”
You bite your lip, not wanting to worry him with your injury. It was minor anyway. You can get it looked at later.

“Yes, I’m just a little tired. Sorry” you avoided his eye contact, knowing he’d see through your lie. He still didn’t seem at all convinced, so he halted and held out his arm, stopping you from proceeding to walk.

“No no, something’s wrong, you’re not looking at me” You fidget awkwardly, trying to make yourself smaller under his gaze.
“My leg is just bothering me a little bit”
“Well, let me see…I may have something to help”

You reluctantly shifted, showing your horror movie of a leg to him.
His face immediately paled and he gasped.
“(Y/N)…you should have told me”

Your face flushed with embarrassment.
“I didn’t want to be a burden” he shook his head and looked up at you in disbelief, and the two of you just froze, lost in each other’s gaze.
“Your safety will never be a burden” he muttered, obviously lost at what to say next.

You looked away sharply, breaking the trance, and for a split second, he almost looked disappointed.

“Well we better get you to the nurse for your leg, or we have to cut it off” your eyes go wide, but he chuckled a little bit in response.

“I’m joking. Now, can you walk?”
“Of course I can…just a little inadequately. It’s getting dark, I’ll manage”
“No need, I’ll carry you” you let out a laugh you didn’t know you were holding in.
“What?” His face twisted with hurt from your sudden outburst.

“I’m sorry it’s just, you’re a wee little thing”
“I can be strong if I want to be.”
“What if we go splitsies, you’ll carry me half the way, and then I’ll carry you”

“Very funny” he smiled at you, but it eventually fell, leaving a serious tension in the air.
“Let me help you”
You glare at him playfully, then ruffle his hair, which you know he hates. He frantically tries to pat his wild curls back down.

“Fine, but just this once”
He beams at you, then jumps up and mimics some sort of wild animal doing a dance, as if excited to get some action.

You stand there, not knowing whether to laugh or be absolutely terrified.

“Hop on” he finally says, and you can’t help yourself from breaking into a mad grin.
“Wow Newt, you are one fantastic beast”
He looks back at you with some kind of expression you had never seen before. The look in his eyes was something of wonder and passion.

“And as are you.”

i. falling in love is a change of pace. it’s being accustomed to your own company and then suddenly letting someone else take charge of your happiness. it’s falling asleep with your foot on the gas pedal. it never ends, it never ends, it never ends. it keeps going even when you beg it to stop.

ii. falling in love with you was like lighting a match and watching it devour my whole house. i didn’t mean for this to happen; believe me, i didn’t. but i was still the one who held the flame.

iii. falling in love doesn’t mean you have to lose yourself in the process. falling in love shouldn’t hurt. pain doesn’t mean it’s real. pain is a stop sign. when you put your hand on a hot burner, your body jerks you away. remember you don’t have to stay.

iv. sometimes you love and love and love and you are not loved in return. don’t let that stop you from loving.

—  four things i learned the day after i watched you walk out the door