shift of ages

Alternatives for 25 overused words in writing

1. Interesting- note worthy; thought-provoking; fascinating; attracting; appealing; attention-grabbing; captivating; gripping; invigorating; engrossing; engaging; electrifying.  

2. Beautiful- striking; stunning; magnificent; lovely; charming; gorgeous; radiant; dazzling.

3. Good- acceptable, wonderful, exceptional; positive; brilliant; first-rate; notable; stellar; favorable; superb; marvellous; prime.

4. Bad- awful; lousy; poor; unacceptable; crummy; dreadful; rough; inferior; substandard; atrocious; appalling; dreadful; defective.

5. Look- glance; fixate; observe; stare; gaze; peer; scan; watch; study; browse; eye; glimpse; review; inspect.

6. Nice- lovely; superior; pleasant; satisfying; delightful; likeable; agreeable; correct; adequate; swell; fair; okay; approved.

7. Very- extremely; exceedingly; exceptionally; immensely; tremendously; abundantly; particularly; remarkably.

8. Fine- satisfactory; worthy; respectable; exquisite; suitable; well; imposing; decent; admirable; praise-worthy; decent.

9. Happy- cheerful; delighted; pleased; content; amused; thrilled; elated; thrilled; ecstatic; on cloud 9. 

10. Really- genuinely; truly; honestly; actually; undoubtedly; certainly; remarkably; incredibly; downright; unquestionably; extremely.

11. Sad- miserable; gloomy; devastated; down at heard; distraught; distressed; dispirited; sorrowful; downcast; feeling blue; desolate.

12. Big- massive; huge; giant; gigantic; enormous; large; colossal; immense; bulky; tremendous; hefty; sizable; extensive; great; substantial. 

13. Shocked- taken aback; lost for words; flabbergasted; staggered; outraged; astonished; astounded; stunned; speechless; appalled.

14. Small- tiny; petite; mini; miniature; microscopic; minuscule; compact; pocket-sized; cramped; puny; undersized; limited; meager; modest; minute; pint-sized. 

15. Angry- irate; enraged; touchy; cross; resentful; indignant; infuriated; wound-up; worked-up; seething; raging; heated; bitter; bad-tempered; offended; frustrated. 

16. Know- understand; comprehend; realize; learn; perceive; recognize; grasp; sense.

17. Change- alter; transform; replace; diversify; adjust; adapt; modify; remodel; vary; evolve; transfigure; redesign; refashion; advance; transition; shift; adjustment.

18. Old- aged; ancient; matured; elderly; senior; veteran; decrepit; seasoned; venerable; past one’s prime; doddering; senile.

19. Think- ponder; reflect; conceive; imagine; contemplate; consider; determine; realize; visualize; guess/assume; conclude; envision. 

20. Funny- comical; ludicrous; amusing; droll; entertaining; absurd; hilarious; silly; whimsical; hysterical; joking; witty; facetious; slapstick; side-splitting; knee-slapping.

21. Go- move; proceed; advance; progress; travel; walk; journey; depart; exit; flee; make one’s way; clear out; get underway.

22. Give- grant; donate; hand-out; present; provide; deliver; hand over; offer; award; bestow; supply with; contribute to; send; entrust.

23. Get- acquire; obtain; receive; gain; earn; gather; collect; buy; purchase; attain; score; secure; take possession of; grab.

24. Easy- effortless; simple; clear; smooth; straightforward; uncomplicated; painless; accessible; apparent; basic; plain; child’s play; facile; elementary; cinch. 

25. Fast- agile; brisk; rapid; nimble; swift; accelerated; fleeting; high-speed; active; dashing; winged; hurried; turbo. 

This is one I did for mermay :) not great but meh I don’t care. Anyways one more prompt mer Lance prompt before May is over!

VOLTRON PROMPT

Lance was 11 when he was taken away from his family and for one year he lived in a research facility called the garrison. They treated him badly there, barely fed him and we’re always poking him with some kind of needle.

On one day, everything started out normal but then alarms went off the people started to panic. Lance didn’t know what was going on but even if he asked no one would tell him. So he watch. Watched as every single person dropped what they were doing and left. And never came back.

Shiro and his little brother lived alone in a small house at the outskirts of a small town. He and his 13 year old brother got along well and enjoyed watching documentaries of various myths. There was a government facility a few miles from their home and both boys are convinced they’re keeping something in there.

When Shiro and Keith heard it suddenly shut down they were curious and very excited. However Shiro wasn’t about to let his 13 year old brother become a criminal so he made him stay at home.

So one week after the facility shut down, Shiro entered not knowing what he was going to find but he definitely didn’t expect it to be a 12 year old mer starving to death and completely abandoned.

Shiro takes Lance home and together Keith and Shiro help lance get healthy. Lance discovers at age 15 he can shift his form. And at age 17 Lance discovers he is absolutely in love with his best friend.

The Precession of the Equinox: What is Happening to Us?

Okay, so you’re probably wondering why part 3 of our sacred geometry lesson hasn’t arrived yet. It will be here soon, but first I have to talk about this. I think it’s most appropriate that we discuss the changes that have been going on before we talk about anything else.

Most of you have probably heard of the precession of the equinox. This planet tilts about 23 degrees to the plane of its orbit around the Sun, which causes the four seasons. But there is another slight wobble in Earth’s turn, the precession of the equinox. It takes about 26,000 years to complete. There are many other periodical wobbles in Earth’s turn, but for right now we’re going to look at this one.

The picture above shows the wobble itself. The right end of it points toward the center of the galaxy. The bottom half of the oval shows when the planet is heading toward the center of the galaxy, and the top half shows when the planet is heading away from the center. Slightly after the extreme points on the oval, at points A and C, great changes take place. Change also happens at points B and D, but the change is not as defined and is less likely than at A and C.

When we move away from the center of the galaxy, approximately at point C, we begin to “fall asleep”, or in other words our level of consciousness takes a drastic dip. We fall through dimensional levels until we reach point A, where we begin to wake up again. Each time the cycle continues, we fall asleep less than the time before and we wake up more than the time before.

These time periods are called yugas by Tibetans and Hindus (yugas are just ages). Each yuga has a descending and ascending phase. The age at point C, according to the Hindu system, is called the descending satya yuga. Then there is the descending treta yuga, dwapara yuga, and kali yuga. The kali yuga has both ascending and descending. The kali yuga was when we were in the darkest times, in our deepest slumber (approximately 1,000 years ago).

Many people say that this is why a lot of information written during this time period in books have errors, because the people who wrote them were trying to interpret very conscious information written by people who were more awake. People also say that this incorrect interpretation of awakened people’s knowledge by those who are asleep can be the reason why some Bible stories just don’t make sense to us.

We are awakening right now. In history, at some points it would take thousands of years to acquire a certain amount of knowledge. Recently, the amount of knowledge that we have has been doubling and tripling. We’re at point A right now on the precession of the equinox. According to the Mayan calendar, we hit point A exactly on December 21st, 2012. You might remember this date being very famous, when a lot of people said that the world was going to end.

This again is an example of a group of people wrongly interpreting knowledge from a much higher, more wise kind of human beings. The world wasn’t ending on 12/21/12, it had just begun. We were entering a new age, The Age of Aquarius. The Age of Awakening.

Between 2013 to now, I know I’m not the only one who has seen drastic changes in myself, the people around me, my understanding, my knowledge, my energy, my consciousness. Everything is changing and this is one of the most important times for Earth, or maybe our entire solar system.

So, with this knowledge, you must ask yourself: why did my soul choose to come to this planet, at this very time? Why am I here?

Thank you for reading. Pictures have been borrowed from the Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life, Vol 1. by Drunvalo Melchizedek. Stay tuned for more lessons from the Indigo School. Love & light!

A Quaint Bookstore || Wonwoo || Oneshot

Originally posted by allurity

Word Count: 1288

Genre: fluff, oneshot

Summary: A sweet romance in a quaint bookstore.


A corner or two away, sandwiched between a bakery and a café on a street that led to your house, was a quaint bookstore. The bookstore was the type that had aisles of shelves, lined from roof to floor with the register buried somewhere deep in the back corner, unseen and ignored until the customer actively searched for it once they were ready to check out. The shelves were constantly full as well and the books were slightly worn as it was also a second-hand shop. Though worn, it was still well kept and hidden jewels and brand new books could be found among them.

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Like an Angel ~ An Oh Sehun Series

An Oh Sehun We Got Married series

Not Requested

Genre: Romance // Angst // Smut (later on)

Summary: (of this series) Two idols, one show, one marriage. Can you and Sehun fake your marriage for the fans? Or will that fake marriage start something between the two of you?

Word Count: 3,500 words

A/N: Yay you guys correctly guessed the member! Like an Angel takes place in the same universe as Strangers, but Yixing’s version does not. Yixing’s version (which is coming soon) is in its own universe.

{Chapter one} {Chapter two} {Chapter three} {Chapter four, coming soon}



You look down at the very first mission card.

Your husband’s favorite colors are white and black. Make sure to dress in those colors!

Your eyes move to look at your choice of wardrobe. Everything they gave to you was either black, white, or both. Not caring about what you wear, you settle on a pure white blouse with black leggings. Looking at the shoes, you randomly pick up a pair of mary jane heels.

It was time. It was finally the time you got to find out who your husband was going to be for the next few months of filming. Well, fake husband. You had wondered about this show long enough. Was the hand holding real? Were the hugs real? Was the affection itself real? People had different opinions, yet you yourself had never really had one. Some people said everything was scripted, and others said everything was real. But what if it was in the middle? What if it was both scripted and real? You wanted to find out for yourself. So, after pestering your agent and manager begging them to get you a part in this show, they finally caved.

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Energy Shift = Eclipses Coming

Okay guys here is the skinny, many people are reporting we are in the process of an Energy Shift which has been going on since the beginning of this week. It’s amazing how these shifts keep increasing at a tenfold rate. 

However what many of them are NOT writing is this is mainly due to the build-up towards Eclipse Season on the horizon. 

Eclipses can be felt before they occur and will integrate for about six months after they take place. Whatever you are feeling NOW is the highlight for what you will focus on come integration time for the eclipses. 

They are HUGE cosmic shifts that illustrate where we are headed. I always stress eclipse energy because it brings about abrupt change and soul progression. It’s important to know what is going down so you have a better idea of how to handle it. 

I expect the energy to be a little more rampant than usual…Eclipses have a tendency to bring up emotional issues and CHANGE. They aren’t always light because they are known to shake things up, pushing new ideas and revelations into our heads which can cause the resistance of letting go. 

Eclipses Broken Down:

Total Solar Eclipse March 8-9th:
Masculine, External, Analytical Logic, Material World.

They are the Masculine force building external change and motivating us to push forward into new territory. 

Lunar Penumbral Eclipse March 23rd-24th: 

Feminine, Internal, Emotions, Intuition. Spirit World. 

The Lunar Eclipse is Yin Energy. The feminine force transcending our  emotional boundaries and inwardly focused. Especially during lunar eclipses you will notice you will suddenly be very introspective and thinking about your choices. 

Eclipses not only usher in external change but they also usher internal change within the mind.
So you might suddenly find yourself retracing your steps or wanting to take a new direction.
They can feel similar to retrogrades because they push us into new territory and sometimes even the unknown. It comes from a place of deep internal change where eclipses really push our barriers and get us thinking outside of the box.

If you think of your body prepping itself for the incoming energy, you will basically be going though a period of releasement and recalibration.

People are Reporting Energy Shift Symptoms Such as: 

  • Crown Surges: Tingling, headaches, dizziness, head pressure, pulsating vibrations through the head. When the Crown expands letting in new energy, it can feel a bit like a pressure cooker ready to burst. I think i felt that last night…Recalibration aka light downloads is usually linked to our Crown.
  • Physical Symptoms sending people freaking out running to the dr or ER, come back finding you are entirely normal and healthy. These symptoms can often be very intense, which brings a paranoid panic but most of us who experience them are merely witnessing energetic changes within the body, not actual physical illness. It is weird and quite bizarre but you eventually get used to it
  • Panic and Anxiety out of nowhere: The energy body pushes and pulls which if you aren’t used to can send you into panic attacks or abrupt anxiety from the impact that you aren’t used to…relax as much as possible through the process
  • Ear Pressure, Hearing Changes: Feeling like you are in a wind tunnel, your ears become highly sensitive to the point where noisies are heard differently. Many report buzzing or vibrating in the ears, like a hum from the pressure. It’s you hearing frequency humming through hypersensitivity.
  • Intense back, shoulder pain, and/or pain shooting up and down the left side of your body. Cosmic Energy is received through your left side{Right-hemisphere} and given through your right side{Left-Hemisphere}.
  • Heart Shifting: Heart Palpitations, Chest pressure, Tightness in the chest area, feeling as if your heart is pounding. This is the heart center opening, try not to panic stay centered and grounded during the process. if it doesnt go away after awhile seek medical attention. more than likely it will suddenly go away.
  • EMOTIONAL RELEASE: Crying out of nowhere, tears of happiness, tears of sadness, just emotionally releasing like you are suddenly unable to hold in emotions.
  • Yearning for love, cuddles or feeling CONNECTED: Hugs just feel so good. the feeling space opening up the heart, empathy increase, you want to be connected physically, emotionally, spiritually with people. May yearn for that sense of connection symbolically linked to your connection with yourself
  • Dimensions shifting: hallucinations, vision, walls moving, vertigo. you aren’t losing it, you’re finding the other side. ;)
  • Seeing/feeling energy: orbs of light, vibrations, tingling, colors, geometries, visual snow
  • Feeling like you are dying/or disappearing: You aren’t dying, although you may be going through some odd memory processing. this is just the ego’s way of telling you, you are being reborn, so you can have a panicked moment of feeling the emotion of “omg am i dying”. This is ego death at its finest.
  • Major Bursts of Creative Energy, Motivation and Manifesting desires!: The mind is made to create, the more you feel this, the body is telling you it is time to recreate yourself from the inside out.

In general these shifts are bringing the Crown and Heart into Alignment. So this energy can feel a bit…overwhelming. This is because instead of being “down here” in the grounding chakras, we’re integrating “up here” in the higher otherworldly chakras.

So you may feel out of your element, anxiety overload, over-active empathy, ascension symptom uprise. 

Imagine if someone opened up your aura and is letting in all sorts of different flavor frequencies, that is kinda what this feels like.

The last few days have been very heavy…

Keeping it real with you all.

Let go of the old you, Let go of the resistance.

Resist or Allow.

Surrender.

Find that feel good place.

Breath.

Ah that felt good. <3

it comes and goes in waves | jungkook | pt. 1

words: 5195

genre: angst, fluff, soulmate au

pairing: Jungkook x Reader 

summary: since she was little, all of her friends were talking and waiting for their mark of a soulmate to appear on their skin. they all believed in perfect love stories, perfect families, perfect beginnings and perfect moasos. in some cases, that was really what having a soulmate brought and meant. all those perfect things happening to them in a perfect way. but the ugly and unwanted truth was that people were just people and some of them wanted more from life than the stable, pre-prepared life. because people would always stay animals, all soft skinned and full of insatiable lust.

warnings: language [not much, but still], very indirect mentions of abuse

A/N: Jungkook soulmates au, with a side of Taehyung and Jimin; feedback very much appreciated [and needed]. do not repost to sites other than Tumblr, please.

pt. 1 | pt. 2 | pt. 3 | pt. 4 [coming soon]


moaso - mark of a soulmate, goes through three phases [surfacing - shows up on ones eighteenth birthday as a quote of first words one will hear from their soulmate after they’re both of age; shifting - starts changing its appearance after the first words are said out loud; blooming - settles into its final form, usually of a symbol of great meaning for both of the soulmates]

a blank - a person without a true soulmate, usually possessing a certain set of personality traits that make them suitable to take up the most demanding or dangerous lines of work or lifestyles

inspired by waves by dean lewis

Originally posted by the-rap-man

through the wind, down to the place we used to lay when we were kids. memories of a stolen place, caught in the silence, an echo lost in space.

and freedom of falling, the feeling I thought was set in stone, it slips through my fingers, trying hard to let go. it comes and goes in waves and carries us away.

dean lewis - waves

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So as I’m still salty about Addy most likely getting retired let’s talk about what American Girl is doing rn

Because I usually try to keep this blog positive but americangirlstar is p*ssed so let’s have a friggin discussion

Here’s the thing with American Girl thus far:

  • They are focusing too much on their Contemporary Dolls

American Girl was created in the 1980s by Pleasant T Rowland. She was inspired by the history around her in Colonial Williamsburg and decided to write a line of books to teach History to girls through girls like them, accompanying them with “beautifully crafted dolls and accessories that fed a girl’s imagination and taught history through the lives of its young heroines.” (American Girl Ultimate Visual Guide, page 10) 

Now, remember that. American Girl was created to teach girls history through their dolls and their stories.

Which leads me two the fact that FOUR Contemporary Dolls were released this year.

[Pictured: 2017′s Contemporary Characters, with Tenney Grant, Z Yang and Logan Everett on the top and Tenney Grant, Z Yang and Gabriela McBride on the bottom]

And while it is nice to have a Black Disabled GotY, a Korean Doll and the first boy doll, their stories don’t really teach much except for the usual “be yourself” stuff. 

Also released this year were two BeForevers (half as much as the Contemporary), and one of which was a re-release with NO COLLECTION and the other of which hasn’t been released yet. 

[Pictured: Felicity’s Collection, including the doll, accessories, three books and undergarments; nothing else, which is much less than the other dolls]

That’s not all. Ignoring all the advertising Tenney has gotten with the BeForevers not getting much, what else shows AG’s shift in focus? The movies.

Originally, AG released movies exclusively for their Historical Characters. Samantha’s came first, followed by Felicity and Molly. Kit’s was even released in theaters. (Which I remember, because I went to see it and brought by Nicki doll along too)

After that? Chrissa- the 2009 Girl of the Year- got a movie. Now, by this point, Girl of the Year was kinda a side thing. Yeah, they got cool stuff, but they weren’t overhyped or anything. Chrissa changed this: she was extremely hyped, getting a huge collection, TWO gal pal best friend dolls and a movie. I remember seeing trailers for the Chrissa movie before the doll was even announced to the public: They called it “The Girl of the Year Movie” and it was a big deal. 

After Chrissa, it started to die down a little with Lanie and Kanani, but when McKenna rolled around, for some reason she was also given a movie and big collection. Well, ok, that’s fine, until Saige came out the next year, also with a huge collection and movie. Then Isabelle, and by this point we all kinda realized that American Girl cared WAY more about the GotYs than the Historical Characters. The next BeForever movie didn’t come until 2016, with Melody and Maryellen, both of which were Amazon Prime Exclusive.

Which I guess makes sense from a business standpoint- according to page 14 of the Ultimate Visual Guide, it takes only two years to make a Girl of the Year and three to make a BeForever, since they have to make sure everything is Historically Accurate.

But here’s the thing: it’s not just that the focus is now on hyping up the Girls of the Year. Let me repeat what I said earlier:

Rowland was inspired by the history around her in Colonial Williamsburg and decided to write a line of books to teach History to girls through girls like them, accompanying them with “beautifully crafted dolls and accessories that fed a girl’s imagination and taught history through the lives of its young heroines.”

The way this is stated expresses that the books came first, dolls second. Which brings me to…

  • American Girl seems to be more focused on playing it safe than creating interesting stories… and that’s a problem.

I don’t know about you guys, but I didn’t ask for American Girl Dolls every Christmas as a kid because I liked the dolls (though they are beautiful!). I wanted them because I remember the stories. I beggede for Josefina and Kaya because I loved their stories. My sister asked for Kirsten and Addy for the same reason, my little sister can’t talk about the dolls without bringing up how great Felicity’s books are. The reason American Girl has lasted this long is because the stories draw us to the characters, and we relate to the girls. 

I don’t think American Girl understands this.

According to rumors, Samantha and Addy are going to be retired this year. Let’s look at what happens in their stories:

  • Samantha lives in the 1904 Suffragette Period, learning about the Women’s Rights movement, and helps her friend escape poverty and abuse. She learns about Child Labor and speaks out against it.
  • Addy lives in 1864, during the end of the Civil War. She is born a slave, and in the first book she watches her father and brother sold and then escapes with her Mama to the North, where she learns about freedom and tries to bring her family back together.

I could literally write an essay on how important the Addy Doll is (but this post is already to long so tl;dr I’m upset that AG thinks it’s a good idea to retire her). These two aren’t exclusive in their mature storylines: Kirsten’s best friend died on her way to America, Kaya also escapes slavery, Josefina and her family are dealing with grief from her mother’s death, Kit’s books deal with the homeless situation in the Great Depression, etc. 

The thing is these storylines work because they’re not sugarcoated. We want to see a character struggle so we can cheer when they finally succeed. These were also realistic things that would happen to these girls: the girls feel real because real things happen to them.

But here’s the thing. I think American Girl is trying to get away from that, to write “safer” storylines. Look at a newer historical character: Maryellen, from 1954. What happens in her story? Well… she talks about how she had polio once- before the story, and it doesn’t really affect anything until she later tries to get people to vaccinate their kids. Her sister gets married. She wants it to snow on Christmas.

And… that’s about it.

And that’s a reason why the re-focus on the Contemporaries isn’t that great: the Contemporary Dolls have nowhere near as complex storylines. Just looking at the newer ones, Gabriela’s main focus is Poetry and Student Council, Z just likes to make movies, and Tenney gets a freaking record deal at the age of 12-13! How many little girls can relate to getting a record deal? Probably the darkest storyline would be Chrissa getting bullied, which is NOTHING compared to Addy having to escape slavery.

It seems that the refocus is less because the Contemporary Dolls make more money (though they might), and more because their stories are safe. You can’t have soccer moms yelling at you for a GotY who just likes gymnastics and doesn’t have to face racism in the 1860′s. You don’t have to deal with the problems of the past if you can just market to girls who like doll clothes and expensive doll furniture. 

Which is why retiring two of their most significant Historical Dolls seems like a big misstep to me; Samantha tells girls about Women’s Suffrage and Child Labor, Addy tells them about finding freedom and dealing with racism in a crappy society. Retiring them makes it seem like AG’s trying to sweep all that “dark stuff” under the rug. And they can probably argue “Well, we have Felicity to talk about feminism and Melody to talk about anti-segregation.” Well, Felicity is a cool doll with a great storyline, but she doesn’t live in a period of change for women’s right and children’s rights. Melody is a great doll, but her storyline is more focused on her singing- she does experience racism in her life, but she lives in a town that is not segregated: she learns about segregation from her cousin, kind of passively experiences changes instead of taking part in the activity around her. While Addy and Melody are both interesting characters, Addy faces more difficulties and has a much different story than Melody. 

I think I got a bit off track? But my point is basically that American Girl has forgotten that their main draw is their storylines. That’s why a lot of older girls still collect the dolls; we love the stories around them and the characters the dolls represent. But AG is trying much too hard to play the stories safe, and thus the company doesn’t seem as good now.

Seriously, ask a girl who likes AG to tell you about Mia St. Clair. Chances are they won’t tell you much. Ask them who Felicity is, and they’ll get way more into the topic. Because she’s far more interesting!

So, uh, yeah. 

- Mod Samantha