scorching winds

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Garm Hava, Scorching Winds (1973)

The gendered effects of Partition, and particularly the place of Muslim  women in the new nations, are critical to any discussion of Garam Hawa. Salim Mirza’s wife continually urges him to leave for Pakistan, as she witnesses the ethnic discrimination faced by her husband and son: their ancestral business in leather shoe making fails, their factory is burned down, and her son is denied all the jobs for which he interviews. Her pleas are ignored, and she becomes a mute spectator to the multiple forms of disenfranchisement experienced by them.

Further, Salim Mirza’s daughter Amina is heartbroken when her cousin and fiancee Kazim is taken to Pakistan by his father. Kazim manages to steal back to Agra to marry Amina; however, just as the wedding festivities are on, he is arrested and escorted back to the border because he unknowingly fails to register with the police when he arrives. Thus, although he had been an Indian resident and citizen all his life, his few months across the border in Pakistan transform him into a Pakistani citizen and an “illegal alien” in his own ancestral home. Amina’s dreams of marriage are thwarted; though she gives in, after much grief, to another arduous suitor, Shamshad’s, proposal of marriage. Shamshad too is forced to go to Pakistan. For the second time, Amina’s hopes for marital intimacy are foreclosed and she sees Shamshad off at the train station, much as her father had seen others off. When she finds out later that in spite of his promises to return, he has married someone else in Pakistan, she is devastated and commits suicide.

In this filmic narrative both of these Muslim female characters cannot constitute national and familial belongings as Indians. Further, Amina’s grandmother’s death reinforces the generational, gendered loss of female agency: in a very moving scene, the matriarch is taken to her ancestral home, the large haveli, for one last time as she is dying. The sequence shows Salim carrying her into the haveli from a tonga (carriage), thus underscoring her physical frailty and helplessness.

Violent Belongings: Partition, Gender, and National Culture in Postcolonial India by Kavita Daiya

reverie at sea

she dances into metallurgy
with well-bred athletic veins
of chaotic rationalism breathing
into my coffin with the sun shining

gingerly
on my dead
day afternoon


clothed in the rhizome
of fictional grammars
with gatekeepers
and lawyers

she
plots
a
creed

bleeding with truths
from yesterday’s
mythic world
hovering
above
the
sun
with
the wild
scorching
anarchic wind
bending the sea
with flirtations of a
telepathic mermaid … &
her poetry walks on water
above shipwrecked sailors …

as i drift
aimlessly
not knowing if
i’m dead or alive

in a boat
in a coffin
in a dream?

Dream Daddy Joseph Symbol

So, i found that the symbol found throughout the game resembles several symbols, like the alchemist symbol for the sun or gold, and it resembles the egyptian symbol related to Ra, the sun god. Whilst looking for the connections between Christianity and the sun, i found a page talking about the pagan god Mithra. Also, apollo was also considered a sun god. Several of these have been said to have cults, so Joseph may be tied to one of them.

Depending on several pictures, i’ve seen the symbol having 2 or 8 “rays”. The 2 rays i’m not sure how to explain, apart from a far fetched theory that involves a picture of Saul in which he has a scar that goes from his brows down, and continues from under his eye. I saw a page that stated that the circle was the sun and the center was like an iris, so if it has two rays it could maybe be linked to Saul’s scar.

If it has eight rays it could be tied to the symbolism of the number eight which is a new beginning or a new order. So it could be said that it is the new beginning of the sun? Or the new order of the sun?

Whilst looking at Bible Verses i found:
Jonah 4:8

When the sun rose, God provided a scorching east wind, and the sun blazed on Jonah’s head so that he grew faint. He wanted to die, and said, “It would be better for me to die than to live.”

If I’m not mistaken the transcript had Joseph mentioning Jonah, and with the sun’s symbolism i thought it could important. Also on Damien’s route you are told to go east.

The fact that it is in level 18 also holds symbolism because 18 apparently symbolizes both spiritual and physical captivity or bondage. Which could be related to how joseph is keeping the mc captive. Another far-fetched theory is that it involves Amanda because she is 18, and in the secret ending plot she is mentioned.

This is probably reaching at straws, but I decided to mention it just in case it could be helpful!

This craggy fantasy mountaintop enshrouded by wispy clouds looks like a bizarre landscape from Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” or a Dr. Seuss book, depending on your imagination. The NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, which is even more dramatic than fiction, captures the chaotic activity atop a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust that is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby bright stars. The pillar is also being assaulted from within, as infant stars buried inside it fire off jets of gas that can be seen streaming from towering peaks.

This turbulent cosmic pinnacle lies within a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina. The image celebrated the 20th anniversary of Hubble’s launch and deployment into an orbit around Earth.

Scorching radiation and fast winds (streams of charged particles) from super-hot newborn stars in the nebula are shaping and compressing the pillar, causing new stars to form within it. Streamers of hot ionized gas can be seen flowing off the ridges of the structure, and wispy veils of gas and dust, illuminated by starlight, float around its towering peaks. The denser parts of the pillar are resisting being eroded by radiation much like a towering butte in Utah’s Monument Valley withstands erosion by water and wind.

Nestled inside this dense mountain are fledgling stars. Long streamers of gas can be seen shooting in opposite directions off the pedestal at the top of the image. Another pair of jets is visible at another peak near the center of the image. These jets (known as HH 901 and HH 902, respectively) are the signpost for new star birth. The jets are launched by swirling disks around the young stars, which allow material to slowly accrete onto the stars’ surfaces.

Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 observed the pillar on Feb. 1-2, 2010. The colors in this composite image correspond to the glow of oxygen (blue), hydrogen and nitrogen (green), and sulfur (red).

Object Names: HH 901, HH 902

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)

Time And Space

The Eastern Front

((All I can see is Newt Scamander in the Wizarding War after losing one of his dragons, so.

Newt Scamander had jumped at the opportunity to work with creatures he so loved, and had studied for so long.  

Second Lieutenant Newton Scamander hadn’t known it would be like this.

Warnings: Descriptions of creature injury/violence and death, general warfare, etc.  Inspired by the above picture.))

It’s cold.

It’s colder than he can ever remember being, but he doesn’t feel it, not now.  His breath escapes in rapid plumes, disappearing behind him as he tears through the brush, stumbling along the Black Sea coast.  Earlier, he had been trying very hard not to think about how much colder it would be getting, once winter rolled in properly.  Now, he thinks of nothing, deaf to the explosions of spells far too close.  He ignores the shouts, the bright flashes of light; everything that could spell danger is drowned out by the suffocating panic threatening to overwhelm him now.

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Summer Gothic
  • The humidity is so bad the gnats stick to your sweat and slowly die. You wonder if they were lucky. 
  • You take a deep breath and your lungs fill with the fire in the air. You choke and gasp and people shake their heads at your folly. No one can breathe when the weather is like this. 
  • It’s beautiful, the cold water that trickles down your throat, but it’s gone before you know it. Mere seconds later, you’re thirsty again. Did the water even exist? 
  • Birds are dying, insects are dying, small animals are dying. It’s not long before humans begin to bake in the heat. 
  • You got terrible burns the other day and they’re staring to blister. It’s out of curiosity that you run your fingers over one. You watch in horror as the skin splits and pink tinged fluid spills out at a maddening pace. Soon there’s just blood, only blood, and you worry what would happen if all the blisters popped at the same time. 
  • The heat is so extreme is causes blackouts. No air conditioner, no television, no charging stations, nothing to distract you from the sun’s rays cooking you from the outside in. 
  • Stay inside, they say. It’s cooler inside, they promise. They lie, though you’re sure they don’t mean to. 
  • The beach is supposed to be fun, but the sand scorches and the wind blinds you. The ocean beckons you, but you stay far, far away from it. You saw the riptides, you’re not stupid. 
  • Sunglasses do nothing to protect your eyes from the blazing sun. The tears feel like boiling water. 
  • The paint is melting, the tar is melting, your skin is melting. 

anonymous asked:

tcw timeline. Obi-Wan is so sleep deprived, he almost sleep on the go. On the next meeting, Cody and other clones insensibly start to talk more and more quiet, until Obi-Wan falls asleep on his sit.

It is a fact universally acknowledged in the GAR that Jedi are self-sacrificing little shits.

They all, of course, have their own particular ways of manifesting said self-sacrificing shittiness. Skywalker is reckless, Tano is imaginative to the point of military suicide; Koon drives his squads insane with worry over his unrelentingly humanitarian instincts. 

Windu is just an asshole, but no-one is stupid enough to say it to Ponds’ face.

All of them have an unfortunate tendency to take on more than they ought, to push themselves far beyond the limits of their men, and think that they can get away with it - and in Kenobi, as Cody well knows, these habits have been turned up to about seventeen. Out of five.

They’ve been on three major campaigns in a month, at this particular moment in time, and the battles and casualties have flown thick and fast. Cody can see his platoons drooping, physically and mentally; they power through, because they must and because they’re damn good at what they do, but he’s at a point where he’s not going to begrudge them any rest they take without explicit leave to do so so long as it doesn’t compromise the mission of the day. He hears snoring inside buckets as they are pulled out of yet another successful day in the field; he sees hands go limp around blasters and gently takes them out of nerveless fingers himself, secure in the knowledge that they’ve done their duty and made sure the safety is on.

Kenobi has been awake for over three days straight when they are next evacuated, and the gunship is completely quiet but for the roar of the atmosphere outside its thick walls. 

“I will report to the Admiral when we reach the flagship,” the General says, a propos of nothing. He’s sitting next to Cody, upright and heavy-lidded, on a box of ammunition, his lightsaber heavy in his lap. It looks like there’s soot under his eyes, so pale is the rest of his face in comparison.

“Very well, sir,” Cody murmurs, and sighs, and leans back against the paneling, letting his safety straps hold him in place. His legs feel like they’re made of water. “No offense, sir, but you could really stand to - ”

The gunship lurches gently as they pass through a patch of turbulence, and just like that, Kenobi is asleep on Cody’s shoulder, tilted sideways and boneless. Cody can feel the heat of him on his neck, sun-soaked and wind-scorched by the battlefield below.

“Huh,” someone says, and Cody glances sideways to see a couple of the men watching, their fondness evident in every slumped line of their limbs.

“Never thought I’d see that,” someone else says, a grin in their voice.

Cody gives them all a couple of silent curt, choice hand signals - At ease and Eyes up and a couple of the ruder ones he can remember that get passed around the canteen, and with a ripple of quiet chuckles, they subside into silence again.

He can only hope their pilot gives them a smooth ride, he finds himself thinking, as his own lids start to grow heavy. He deserves it, he adds, a moment later.

We all do.

The Signs As Mythical Creature Versions of Real Animals I Made Up

(SUN OR MOON SIGN)

Aries: Wolf // It has scarlet-red fur and ears the size of a grown-man’s hand. They use their crystallized fangs and claws to dig underground. They eat gold, silver, and other precious gems, so they are known to have a sixth sense like a metal detector, and only stay in one place for a little bit.

Taurus:  Hare // It has a very furry blue coat and big marble eyes. They can smell up to 60 miles away and they’re faster than the speed of light. They eat ground rocks and pebbles by streams or creeks, which is why they live in hidden burrows next to the water source.

Gemini: Kitten // It has smooth and silky cotton candy pink fur decorated with chocolate brown stripes, and eyes all black, like a demon’s. They may look adorable and defenseless, but they could paralyze you with one scrape of their claws (which have a venom inside). They can dive up to ten miles under water without getting their fur wet. They only eat Seaweed and are known to live on beaches.

Cancer: Hedgehog // It’s quills are various shades of green, blue, and purple, and their fur is a heather grey. Their eyes are a tie-dye version of the same colors they have for their quills and they can see things underground. They eat seashells, and live underwater in the ocean. They’re sometimes referred to as the aquatic version of hedgehogs.

Leo: Skunk // It is a fluorescent shade of red on it’s fur, and it’s stripe, claws/teeth, and eyes are all a snowy white. They use their ‘spray’ (which had a modified range of scents, including: roses, cinnamon, or peaches) to put their predators in a daze. They eat flower petals and live in grassy meadows. 

Virgo: Bird // Their beaks and talons are a mysterious black, with feathers a deathly purple. They have a wingspan as long as double doors and they when they flap them hard enough they can create a gust of wind to ward off predators. They eat tree branches  and live in the sky, atop clouds.

Libra: Dear // Their fur is streaked in various shades of orange, with eyes a flutter of yellow and red. Their hooves are solid red and yellow (the hoof diagonal / opposite is the same color) and their kick is five-times more powerful than a speeding train. They eat stones anywhere from hard-concrete to limestone and live anywhere from the Roman Coliseums to the Egyptian Pyramids.

Scorpio: Cheetah // They have silky black fur with golden spots and eyes. They can emit an aura when threatened that will poison anything within 5-foot-radius. They only eat tropical fruit (bananas; coconut; dragon fruit; etc.) and live on an island shaped like an eye in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle.

Sagittarius: Fox // Their fur is a patchy mix of turquoise and pink, however their eyes are checkered emerald and violet. Their entire inside of their mouths, their ears, claws/fangs, and the tip of their tails are bleach white. Another thing about their tails: they’re three times larger than the usual fox tail, and they have six; they use half of them to defend them in behind, and they throw the other over their front legs for defense/offense. The tails work as whips  and help, especially, when they are cornered. They eat coral and live in the sides of cliffs that edge the water.

Capricorn: Monkey // They have lime green fur with dark green streaks; their crystal blue eyes highlight the lightness circling their eyes. They lash their tails to freeze their predator and then proceed by blasting scorching winds toward them from their hands. They eat only the seeds of butternut trees which is why they live in the southeast of Canada.

Aquarius: Tiger // It has peach and pink-highlighted eyes with blue stripes and red fur, purple hints mix around the stripes. They can cut through cement with their abnormally long claws. They only eat Humus soil, and they live in the ancient Aztec tunnels of Mexico.

Pisces: Zebra // They have white and pink auburn eyes. Their fur is black with illuminating pink stripes that glow in the dark, and their mains are made of white spikes they shoot when threatened by another mythical creature, as they are not offended /scared by normal animals. They eats lily pads and found in the ponds of America, usually hiding in tunnels they built under the sand/dirt surrounding their food source.

Where to find Eggs [An FR Coliseum Mini Guide]

There are a few coliseum guides that show what drops where and which monsters drop what.
However, given the new popularity eggs have received thanks to the pending new colors, I thought I would compile a list specifically for hunting eggs in the coliseum.
I’ll attempt a cut to save space, sorry if it fails.


Training Fields
Arcane, Earth, Fire, Ice, Light, Lightning, Plague, Water

Woodland Path
Arcane, Fire, Ice, Nature, Plague, Wind

Scorched Forest
Arcane, Earth, Plague

Sandswept Delta
Arcane, Fire, Light, Lightning, Shadow, Water, Wind

Forgotten Cave
Arcane, Nature, Shadow, Water

Bamboo Falls
Arcane, Earth, Light, Plague, Water

Waterway
Ice, Water

Arena
None recorded

Rainsong Jungle
Arcane, Earth, Fire, Ice, Lightning, Nature, Plague, Shadow, Water, Wind

Boreal Woods
Ice, Lightning

Crystal Pools
None recorded (yet)

Harpys Roost
Arcane, Earth, Fire, Lightning, Plague, Shadow, Water

Mire
Arcane, Earth, Fire, Ice, Light, Lightning, Nature, Plague, Water, Wind

Kelp Beds
Fire, Lightning, Nature, Shadow, Water

Golem Workshop
Arcane, Earth, Ice, Light, Lightning, Wind

“Shrek” Timeline (LONG)

Here is the linear timeline nobody asked for! A cohesive sequence of events from the Shrek franchise, including information from all 4 movies, 3 specials, the Puss in Boots spinoff, and the musical. Complete with researched and assumed anachronistic dates! Let’s get started:

Key:
+ Musical only
++ “Forever After” AU only
* Extra Notes

  • December 24, 1026 (+ 1108) Shrek is born*
  • 1028 - 1035 Shrek’s father tries to eat him multiple times
  • December 24, 1035 (+ 1115) Shrek’s parents send him away
    + Shrek is burned by an angry mob +
       + 1115 King Harold and Queen Lillian lock Fiona in a tower +
  • +  circa. 1098-1100 The pea princess falls in love with Grumpy the dwarf
       + Grumpy and Princess Pea elope +
  • + circa. 1099 - 1103 Farquaad is born to Grumpy and Princess Pea +
  • + circa. 1100 - 1105 Princess Pea falls to her death +
  • circa. 1100 -1106 Harold the frog falls in love with Princess Lillian
    - Harold meets the Fairy Godmother 
    - Fairy Godmother helps Harold become human
    - Harold marries Lillian
    - Harold promises Fairy Godmother his firstborn*
  • circa. 1106 - 1107 Harold becomes king of Far Far Away
  • circa. 1106 - 1108 Prince Charming is born to Fairy Godmother*
  • 1108 Princess Fiona is born to King Harold and Queen Lillian
    - Fiona is cursed to turn into an ogress at night*
  • circa. 1109 Puss in Boots is born and abandoned in San Ricardo*
  • 1115 Harold and Lillian lock Fiona in a dragon-guarded tower
    - Prince Charming begins training to rescue Princess Fiona
  • 1121 Arthur “Artie” Pendragon is born to Uther Pendragon*
  • circa. 1123 - 1134 Prince Charming braves blistering winds, scorching deserts, etc. on his quest to rescue Fiona
  • circa. 1128 Puss is framed and becomes an outlaw
  • + circa. 1127 - 1131 Grumpy kicks Farquaad out of his basement +
      +
    Grumpy moves in with 6 other dwarves +
  • circa. 1127 - 1134 Farquaad takes control of Duloc*
    - Puss clears his name in San Ricardo
    - Puss becomes an ogre slayer
  • April 22, 1134 Farquaad persecutes Duloc’s fairytale creatures and banishes them to Shrek’s swamp
    - Shrek meets Donkey and the others
    - Farquaad sends Shrek to retrieve Fiona
    - Dragon falls in love with Donkey
  • April 23, 1134 Shrek rescues Fiona
    - Rumpelstiltskin tries to get Harold and Lillian to sign his contract
    ++ Rumpelstiltskin kills Harold and Lillian ++
    ++ Rumpelstiltskin becomes king of Far Far Away ++
  • April 24, 1134 Shrek and Fiona fall in love
    - Fiona defeats Robin Hood and co.
    - Donkey discovers Fiona’s curse
  • April 25, 1134 Dragon eats Farquaad
    - Fiona receives true love’s kiss
    - Shrek marries Fiona, Donkey marries Dragon
    + Grumpy reunites with Farquaad +
  • circa. April 1134 Lord Farquaad’s ghost tries to kill Shrek and marry Fiona (again)
    - Farquuad fails and returns to hell the underworld
  • circa. April - May 1134 Shrek and Fiona’s honeymoon
    - Prince Charming reaches Fiona’s tower
  • May 19, 1134  Fiona returns to Far Far Away with Shrek
    - Harold hires Puss to murder Shrek
  • May 20, 1134 Shrek and Donkey befriend Puss
    - Shrek and Donkey drink the divine beauty potion
  • May 21, 1134 Shrek turns human
    - Fiona rejects Prince Charming
    - Fairy Godmother dies and Harold becomes a frog
    - Harold gives Shrek his blessing
    - Dronkeys are born to Dragon and Donkey
  • circa. 1134 - 1136 King Harold falls ill
    - Fiona and Shrek take over Far Far Away
    - Artie is sent to Worcestershire Academy
    - Prince Charming becomes a dinner theatre actor
    ++ Rumpelstiltskin enslaves ogres
    ++ Fiona forms the ogre resistance
  • circa. 1135 - 1137 Shrek’s approval rating rises
  • May 18, 1136 King Harold dies
  • May 19, 1136 Shrek and co. meet Artie
    - Prince Charming and Poison Apple villains attack Far Far Away
    - Prince Charming and Rapunzel start a relationship
    - Prince Charming dies
    - Artie becomes king of Far Far Away
  • May 21, 1136 Fergus, Farkle, and Felicia are born to Shrek and Fiona
  • December 24-25, 1136 Shrek celebrates his first Christmas
  • May 21, 1137 Shrek throws his children a birthday party
    - Shrek meets Rumpelstiltskin
      ++ Fiona meets Shrek
  • ++ May 22, 1137 Fiona and Shrek share true love’s kiss
     ++ Shrek dies ++
     ++ Fiona liberates Far Far Away ++
  • October 31, 1137 Shrek and co. have a storytelling contest in Duloc
  • circa. 1137 - 1139 Shrek’s adventures end*

* In Shrek the Musical, Shrek and Fiona are the same age. But in the films, they have a 86-year age gap.

* Harold could have promised Fiona’s fate to the Fairy Godmother after she was born as well. It was never specified in canon.

* Prince Charming could have been born before or after Fiona. The timeline assumes they’re at least in the same age range.

* Fiona could have been cursed from birth or had a spell put on her in early childhood. 

* The timeline assumes Puss in Boots lives by human years.

* 1136 was the year Historia Regum Britanniae was completed by Geoffrey of Monmouth. Arthur was most popularized as a literary figure through this work. Although the historical Arthur lived c. 5-6 centuries, the Shrek series parodies fiction and medieval folklore, so this date works better for all intents and purposes. 1136 is the date the timeline is built around.

* It’s unclear whether Farquaad built Duloc himself or if he took over from an already existing leader.

* Jeffrey Katzenberg recently announced a 5th Shrek film, but it’s unknown whether it will be a sequel or a prequel, so for now, the timeline assumes Shrek settles down shortly after 1137

                             THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM                    [ PART 1 ]

         Virginia was AWFULLY but characteristically warm this time of year. Residents struggled to find shade , to cool their sweating brows as they felt themselves practically melting. They never thought the sun would soon be gone that day. Menacing grey clouds lingered miles away from the nearest community , waiting to engulf  every inch of the earth. And soon enough , a coupe of hours at best , the warm rays of the sun were now blocked by a thick layer of cumulonimbus. The weather cooled down , the survivors taking a step outside of the comfort of their homes to breathe some fresh air. A BREAK , they thought , from the scorching heat.

         Cool winds , a light shower ; people were starting to call it a miracle as they brought out their container to gather as much water as they could. But after years of bad luck , can they really expect mother nature to be this kind to them ??

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Taken in visible light, the image shows the tip of the three-light-year-long pillar, bathed in the glow of light from hot, massive stars off the top of the image. Scorching radiation and fast winds (streams of charged particles) from these stars are sculpting the pillar and causing new stars to form within it. Streamers of gas and dust can be seen flowing off the top of the structure.

Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 observed the Carina Nebula on 24-30 July 2009. WFC3 was installed aboard Hubble in May 2009 during Servicing Mission 4. The composite image was made from filters that isolate emission from iron, magnesium, oxygen, hydrogen and sulphur.
Credit:NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

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Oh Dear, Icky Summer .. #HijabiProblems

Whilst some parts of the world may still have pleasant or rather cold weather the Middle East has definitely started to heat up! If you’ve been to Dubai or anywhere in the Middle East region during the months of May through August, you know what I’m talking about. There might be millions of people in the world who adore summer but I don’t. Being a hijabi doesn’t make it easy either! 

Summer is probably the worst time of the year in my opinion! The variations of summer in Dubai include humidity, hot-skin-burning-winds, scorching summer sun, cars overheating, Air conditioners taking roughly about a minute or two to ACTUALLY start cooling. Yes, it is hell and no, there isn’t any way to escape it if you lead a life which requires you get out of the house.

I went out the other day and could not figure out what to wear! (Yes, despite being a fashion blogger I have difficulty too!) In this weather condition, you’d want to wear something light, not so tight, super comfy, that makes you feel like a kite! HAHA that rhymes!! Anyway, basically, something like a skirt or palazzos or culottes but I didn’t want to wear exactly that I wanted to mix it up a bit and get creative so here’s what happened! 

I dug into my wardrobe that’s been an ever-so-beautiful mess for quite some time now .. ahh need to sort that out! (I have no time!! And not in the mood quite frankly haha!!!) ……..  I found a full length summer dress which I bought when I was like 15 years old, lol. It’s a spaghetti strap summer dress with a very low neckline. Now what must a hijabi do to cover up? I just put on this casual-ish floral button-down shirt on top and tied it from the front! Added a statement necklace and some pretty embellished flats and YES! I WAS SUMMER READY! You will see lots of this on me this summer .. I was so comfortable in this ensemble! And I love how it looks! It looks like I’m wearing one of those poofy high-waisted skirts! 

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Step 1
    Find a full length summer dress

  • Step 2
    Pair it with a button down shirt (could be plain or printed, your call!)

  • Step 3
    Accessorize!

Easy enough, right? Let me know if you try it!

 Oh and congratulations to all the graduates high school/college/university! I pray for you all to have successful lives in this world and the HereAfter! Ameen! 

All my love,

Heba

Outfit Details:

Dress: Forever 21
Floral shirt: Stradivarius
Flats and Hijab: River Island
Necklace: Forever21
Pouch Bag: Nina Ricci
Soulmate Marks AU

For @ersorebelandor who wanted Soulmate AUs. for @a-non-sequitur who makes horrible, painful hcs and for @dogtorbones who is my enabler - set of headcanons for AU “Red tallies appear for every person you’ve loved, black for every person you’ve loved that has died, and a white tally for when you meet your soulmate “

  • There are very few lines on Jyn’s wrist and one of them is already black. She thinks it just shows how out of place she is and how truly fucked up this galaxy is.
  • When Cassian asks Jyn about her father in their meeting, she says ‘I like to think he is dead’. But she knows he is not. He simply left her behind. And somehow, that hurts even more.
  • After Jheda, she staggers into the tiny ship’s bathroom, away from everything and everyone, from the peaceful sorrow of Chirrut, the simmering hate of Baze that is too much like her own, from the glassy, pained stare of Bodhi. And most of all, from the unyielding Cassian. And it is then, when she’s washing dust away from her face that she sees a second line turned black on her wrist. But the tears, the tears never come - they must have been dried up in the scorching hot desert wind.
  • She does not notice, or perhaps sets to ignore it, a thin white line. It must just be a scar she hadn’t realized she had.
  • After Eadu… She does everything she can to just not look. The thin line turned black burns her skin somehow, without even looking at it. And yet, it has nothing on the desperate fire in her heart.
  • And, yet, when they are hurriedly preparing for take off, one that would never be sanctioned by wavering Council, she takes a moment to just lean against a wall and look, after all ‘this will be for you, Papa’.
  • Her wrist that has felt so bare for so long is suddenly encased in a startlingly red bracelet. And at the very top of new marks, a white stands out proudly.
  • She doesn’t have to wonder, to guess who it is. That truth comes to her as simply as breathing.
  • And after liftoff, when he comes in the cockpit and their shoulders brush, Jyn knows that he knows, too. And that what ifs turn into ‘maybe someday’.
  • She holds onto that thought, that faint glimmer of hope and dream (after all, that’s what Rebellion, she, them are built upon) even when Cassian stares at his wrist mortified as the vault doors are sealed behind them and a line turns black.
  • It fades out when all but one line on their wrist has turned black and they are staggering toward the shore and green sunset of everything.
  • And, yet, it is enough, to die with a wrist that is marked with life and love. To die in his arms, knowing she finally belongs somewhere.

Jet in Carina: Composed of gas and dust, the pillar resides in a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina. Scorching radiation and fast winds (streams of charged particles) from nearby stars are sculpting the pillar and causing new stars to form within it. Streamers of gas and dust can be seen flowing off the top of the structure. (📸@NASAWebb)

Hubble Mystic Mountain

This craggy fantasy mountaintop enshrouded by wispy clouds looks like a bizarre landscape from Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope photograph, which is stranger than fiction, captures the chaotic activity atop a pillar of gas and dust, three light-years high, which is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby bright stars. The pillar is also being assaulted from within, as infant stars buried inside it fire off jets of gas that can be seen streaming from towering peaks.

This turbulent cosmic pinnacle lies within a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7500 light-years away in the southern constellation of Carina. The image marks the 20th anniversary of Hubble’s launch and deployment into Earth orbit.

Scorching radiation and fast winds (streams of charged particles) from hot newborn stars in the nebula are shaping and compressing the pillar, causing new stars to form within it. Streamers of hot ionised gas can be seen flowing off the ridges of the structure, and wispy veils of dust, illuminated by starlight, float around its peaks. The pillar is resisting being eroded by radiation.

Nestled inside this dense mountain are fledgling stars. Long streamers of gas can be seen shooting in opposite directions from the pedestal at the top of the image. Another pair of jets is visible at another peak near the centre of the image. These jets are the signpost for new starbirth. The jets are launched by swirling discs around the stars, as these discs allow material to slowly accrete onto the stellar surfaces.

Credit: NASA, ESA and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)

anonymous asked:

Lmao who did you kill for your username

i endured blistering winds and scorching deserts. i climbed to the highest room of the tallest tower. and what did i find? this URL.

fluffy-cloud94  asked:

Prompt: "Don't you dare look back, just keep your eyes on me"

Felicity held Oliver’s face, keeping his eyes on her as bright flames drowned out the night sky. Scorching wind blew back her hair as ash stung in her eyes. The gravel under her knees were probably causing pain, but Felicity didn’t feel it. Her only concern was for Oliver, who stared at her with agony in his eyes.

“It’s my fault–” he began, but Felicity was quick to cut him off.

“It’s not your fault. No matter what happens, it’s not your fault.”

“But–”

Felicity inched her face closer. “You didn’t plant those explosives. You didn’t set it off. You weren’t the mastermind of an evil corporation, hellbent on destroying Star City. That was Damien. Do you understand?”

“He followed me in there, and now–”

“And now we wait for confirmation. We wait for communication. Because that is all we can do.”

“I have to go back!” Oliver got to his feet, swaying a little from the shock of the explosion. “I have to get him out!”

“Oliver!” she shouted in her loud voice, getting to her feet as well, “Diggle probably has him! That was his job! We wait for confirmation!”

“Felicity, that’s my son, I can’t–”

“I know,” she growled. “But we wait.”

He turned his pleading eyes on her, with tears in his eyes that threatened to fall. “If he’s…” He shook his head. “I can’t–”

She wrapped her arms around him, to offer as much comfort as she could. “He’s fine, okay? You have to believe that. You just have to wait, a little bit.”

He finally wrapped his hands around her back, gripping her jacket as his body shook with grief. Felicity offered a silent prayer to whoever would listen. Please let Diggle and Connor be okay.

After an interminable minute, their comms finally sparked to life.

“Got the package,” Diggle’s voice crackled in her ear. “It’s in one piece.”

She felt Oliver’s body sag at the news, and she sighed in empathetic relief. “Roger. See you in five.”

She held Oliver for a little longer, before pulling back to look at his face. “Okay?” she asked.

Oliver nodded. “Okay.”

“Good. Let’s go home.”