snake tag if you need it

As someone who has been living with severe suicidal ideation my entire life I wanna tell you all something, you don’t have to stay alive for yourself. People will say it’s a bad idea to live for external things because they’re temporary, and it’s true living for yourself is ideal but if you’re not to that point yet that’s ok too. 

I’ve lived for my dog for the past 4 years, before that I lived for my snakes, before that I lived for my cat. You can live for whatever needs you and whatever matters to you. Live for your best friend, live for your plants, live for your pets, live for your animal crossing town. Live for whatever keeps you alive and the day will come when you can live for yourself.

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@probablyfakeblonde said I can finish some of her sketches (thank you so much, I know I say it a lot, but honestly I needed a way to destress and this was a perfect!)

I did a lot more then I expected, so I’ll have to post them separately.. 

No fucks given. Watched Boruto all Night.

Listen here. Prepare for a rant. And yes it’s in caps for a reason. I’m yelling inside.


PROTECT MY BABY SHIKADAI NARA AT ALL COSTS. HE’S A SMOL-SMART-BEAN THAT NEEDS TO BE HELD!!

& MY SQUISHY STRETCHY STRETCH SON MITSUKI. PLEASE. SNAKE PIE, BE A GOOD BOY.

SARADA A.K.A “LITTLE MS. I CAN BEAR THE WEIGHT OF THE UCHIHA CLAN NAME & BE HOKAGE.” HONEY, IF YOU KEEP CROSSING YOUR ARMS AND SUPPRESSING YOUR FEELINGS FOR BORUTO. WE MIGHT HAVE TO ZIP TIE YOU TO A TREE SO YOU DON’T LEAVE THE VILLAGE IN SEARCH OF ANYTHING THAT CAN DISTRACT YOUR OBVIOUS BONER FOR THAT KID.


& BORUTO A.K.A “MR. I WANNA SAVE THE WORLD BUT I KINDA INHERITED THE KNUCLE-HEAD GENE/TRAIT FROM MY DAD TWICE OVER,” NEEDS TO TAG TEAM WITH HIS CREW MORE OFTEN, AND DOMINATE WITH SARADA AT HIS SIDE.

AND WILL SOMEONE GIVE METAL LEE A HUG. KID’S GOT ANXIETY.

ALSO, LET THE MOTHER’S OUT FOR SOME COMBAT TIME TOO, THEY ARE FIERCE!! & REMEMBER THEY WERE ONCE VICTORS ON COUNTLESS MISSIONS WITH THEIR TEAMMATES BEFORE THEY BECAME MOMS. I’M SURE THAT MOMMA BEARS WOULD LOVE SOME ACTION.

NARUTO MY DUDE. YOU NEED SLEEP. AND RAMEN. AND TO SORT OUT YOUR PRIORITIES BC HINATA STILL FINE AS HELL.

SHIKAMARU A.K.A “KONOHA’S DILF.” IS SUCH A SUPPORTIVE ADVISOR WALKING NARUTO HOME & SHIT. TEMARI’S A LUCKY GIRL.

SAKURA (MAMAKURA) A.K.A “MRS. ALPHA.” GET IT GIRL, SHE’S STILL A LEADING MEDICAL SAINT. & SHE KEEPS IT ON 100 DESPITE “MR. ALPHA’S ABSENCE.” BITCH CAN HEAL & DESTROY.

anonymous asked:

Longboy

Okay all the suggestions for snake kwami names I’ve had so far have been awesome, but this is by far the best one

Longboy

Oh man I’m using that one as a nickname for sure, thanks pal

Also here’s a list of stupid things I made as soon as I woke up because I’m an idiot

it was gonna be “what’s good homeboy” but longboy is way better tbh

Ride me princess | Sweet pea smut

Requests: Hi! Can you do Sweet Pea imagine, where he is getting jealous of that reader is spending time with Jughead lately, so he wants to show her who she really belongs to (smut)? (Btw, sorry if I did some grammar mistakes, it’s not my first language.) + Can you write like a long sweet pea smut please 

A/N: I decided to combine these requests, I hope you don’t mind, I also decided to make the reader Toni’s sister, to give more of a background! I’m not that great with smut so I hope you like it

You were a serpent by blood, your whole family was part of the serpents and you and your sister Toni kept the family tradition going. You and your sister joined around the same time as two other guys, Fangs Fogarty and Sweet pea. You and Sweet pea hit it off and started dating, you had been together for years now still going strong. That didn’t stop him from getting jealous though, he was very protective over you so even when a guy looked in your direction, he was dead meat.

That didn’t change when Jughead Jones transfered to South Side high it got even stronger. You and Toni had kept the red and black intact together and as Jughead was very interested in joining, you spent much time with him. You were a writer aswell and had a lot in common with Jughead, Sweet pea on the other hand didn’t like the Jones boy very much. Not just because he dishonored the serpent name but also because he spent a lot of time with you and kept you away from him with newspaper business.

Sweet pea lived on his own and you basically lived with him but since Jughead joined the newspaper, you were at southside high till late and spent less time with Sweet pea, so when you came in late one night he decided it was enough. Jughead had kept his girlfriend away from him for long enough, he’d make Jughead back off a little. ‘’Hey babe sorry I’m home late’’ You gave your boyfriend a quick kiss before removing your jacket and joining him on the couch.

‘’Are you okay? you seem upset’’ The tall boy turned to you ‘’I just don’t like how much time you’ve been spending with the Jones kid’’ You smiled, you thought it was cute he still got jealous after all this time ‘’Toni is with us, besides we just work on newspaper stuff it’s nothing’’ Sweet pea moved to kiss your neck ‘’I just want you to spend more time with me princess’’ Sweet pea liked calling you princess during sex so when you heard your nickname you swallowed hard. You were suddenly very aware of his lips on your neck and his fingertips who were outlining the snake tattoo on your hip.

‘’’What’s the matter princess? You’re so silent all of the sudden’’ You could feel him grin against you as he continued making lovebites around your neck, trailing down. ‘’I j-just’’ You stuttered, your neck was your sweet spot and he knew it, sucking on your skin ‘’I’m marking my territory’’ He pulled away and looked you in the eye ‘’Seems like I have to’’ The way he looked at you sent a spark to your core, you needed him right now.

You pulled him closer by his dog tags and crashed your lips against his, your hands going through his hair as he roamed his hands over your body. The kiss got more heated by the second and you felt like the two of you were wearing way too much clothes. You pulled away and took of your shirt, he did the same and lifted you onto his lap. The two of you continued your kiss as your hands fumbled with his belt, he pulled away with a grin ‘’Eager are we?’’ You nodded, the things he made you feel were insane.

‘’Too bad princess, you’re mine tonight so we’ll do things my way’’ He smirked and the dominant side of him made you even wetter than you were. He lifted you up and took you to the bedroom where he roughly dropped you on the bed, you didn’t know what he had in store for you but you couldn’t wait. He ghosted over you, he loved seeing the effect he had on you, his lips were attached to your neck again and you groaned, his pace was slow and you didn’t want to wait any more. He made lovebites all over your body, focusing on the neck area so they’d be visible. ‘’You’re all mine babygirl, don’t you forget it’’ You moaned as he finally got to the place where you needed him the most, he removed your panties and quickly inserted two fingers inside of you. The cold of his rings against your skin sent a shiver down your spine.

His pace was slow making you groan again ‘’Please baby, I need you’’ He smirked ‘’You need what?’’ ‘’I need you to fuck me, only you baby please’’ He grinned and quickened his pace ‘’All you had to do was ask’’ You moaned loudly as he kept hitting the right spot, his thumb was massaging your clit and you knew it wouldn’t take long before you came. You hadn’t felt like this in some time and everything overwhelmed you ‘’I’m close’’ You moaned loudly when he pulled away. ‘’Not so easily baby’’ He liked his fingers clean and it was the hottest thing you had ever seen. You pulled him in for another needy kiss, he flipped to two of you so you were on top.

‘’Why don’t you ride me princess? You look so good on top of me’’ You nodded, eager to finally get somewhere. You got rid of his boxers and grabbed a condom. Once everything was ready you slowly lowered yourself onto his length, Him being tall also reflected down there, you needed a little time to adjust before you started moving. Sweet pea let out a low groan as you started moving, he loved it when you rode him. He thought you looked absolutely stunning like that, seeing you all undone. He grabbed your hips to guide you and soon you were bouncing on him, The two of you were moaning loudly, both feeling an intense amount of pleasure.

‘’You look so good bouncing on me like that baby, and you’re all mine aren’t you princess?’’ You nodded ‘’I’m all yours and only yours baby’’ you breathed, He brought his hand to your clit for extra stimulation and it didn’t take long before you were close again ‘’I think I’m gonna..’’ ‘’Come for me princess’’ That was all it took for you to orgasm. It was one of the most powerful orgasms you had and Sweet pea came soon after. You rolled off of him and looked at him, the two of you panting. ‘’That was amazing’’ He grinned and pulled you against him ‘’You are amazing’’ He kissed the top of your head ‘’I love you Topaz’’ You smilend drew patterns on his chest ‘’I love you too sweets’’

Your Place Is With Me

Title: Your Place Is With Me
Requested? Yes.
Plot: You are king Ecbert’s bastard daughter, and looked down apon from others, especially your father. When Ragnar and Ivar are captured, you two take a liking in each other. He promises to come back for you.
Warnings: None.
Word count: 1477

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Once again, you were forced to sweep the floors as you watched king Ecbert talk strategy to his son Aethelwulf. And you were forced to be on the side, to clean the house and take care of children. And oh the dirt and betrayal you have seen in that kingdom, most of it coming from the king himself, sleeping with every woman he lays his eyes on, including his sons own wife. It made you sick to watch just how many things he was getting away with. But there was one thing you would rather say out in the open, more than everything else. That would be the fact that you have the right to be at that table talking strategy as much as your brother. Yes, Aethelwulf is your brother, but only by father. You are better known to the king and his family as the bastard daughter. Bastard, it just rolled off their tongues like it was nothing, probably not even leaving the bitter taste in their mouth as it leaves in yours.

Your mother passed away at childbirth, but one of her friends made sure you knew who you were. So that one day you will be able to fight for it and take what’s rightfully yours. Needless to say, no member of the royal family thought you would do that, and in this moment, you were a little down on your luck, the highlight of your day being telling off Judith when she thinks she can boss you around. She would tell you that you didn’t clean a miniscule spot on the floor and that it was as if you had crucified the Son of God.
“It would seem to me that you would know a lot more about cleaning you father-in-law’s bed than the floor princess.”
You would say, jokingly bowing to her, and she would always get that look of rage, mixed with embarrassment and storm off to where she was going to in the first place. And it was the most fun ever for you. And when you were not doing housework, you were reading books about God you would steal from Ecbert’s library, but also about Gods, the pagan ones, as you were interested into knowing who these people were, what they believed in and why people were so afraid of them.

You had never seen them in person, often being locked away by your mother’s friend when they came to visit, so you wouldn’t get any ideas, but one time she failed to restrain you. it was when they captured king Ragnar and his son Ivar the Boneless after they came back to check on their settlement. Ragnar knew it was his time to die and Ecbert and him spent some time together, sharing thoughts and ideas about death. But your mind was somewhere else, your mind was on Ivar. You followed the guards and found out in what cell they were keeping him. The first time you just stared at him and once he looked up at you, you ran away to your room. But for some reason all your dreams were filled with his face. And you went back, hiding in the shadows, just to observe what he was doing.
“You don’t have to be afraid of me, you know? I can’t hurt you, locked in here, and to me true, I don’t want to.”
You were startled at how he knew you were there, but you decided to show yourself.

His eyes trailed up and down your body, noticing every dirty spot, and of course, he presumed you were a slave of some sort.
“I am not a slave, if you must know… I am king Ecberts daughter.”
You couldn’t take it anymore, you had to tell someone the truth or you were going to burst. And he was not going to tell anyone important, your ‘father’ is going to have him killed for sure. He tilted his head in amusement, but frowned in confusion. Than you said that word, that same bitter taste lingering in your mouth. He raised his eyebrows, and nodded his head, as you did have quite the predicament here, being a princess by blood, but being stripped of all of your rights. You didn’t think he understood, as he was known as prince Ivar, so it was not his battle to fight, however you two began talking about your lives and soon you were down in the dungeons with him more than anywhere else in the house.

One time you decided to try something. He looked confused at first, seeing all the black and white squares, but you knew he was smart enough to learn how to play chess. You used to play it a lot with your mother’s friend and she taught you all thricks there were, so you knew there was no chance he would beat you. You began playing and you were explaining the rules on the way.
“Hah, I win again! It is an interesting game, but it gets a little boring after a while.”
How was this possible? You knew all the angles and tactics and he still amanged to beat you three times in a row. You told him he was just lucky, and that it had nothing to do with his actual ability to play chess. He laughed and looked at you with a look that had ‘are you sure about that’ plastered all over it. But you still enjoyed his company and you would bring him food and water, keeping him alive and healthy. And he only accepted it from you, no one else. The guards thought he was being stubborn, but he knew you were the only person he could ever trust in this place. As Ragnar was murdered by king Ælle, Ecbert let Ivar go back to Kattegat. You had told Ivar every trick about the castle and how it would be the best way to conquer it, but to your shock, he stopped you mid sentance.

“You can tell me the rest later, but before that I want to do something.”
He said and leaned in, so did you, and your lips connected. You both felt butterflies in your stomach, but you brushed it off, saying you knew you wouldn’t be able to be together all along. He promises he will come back for you and that you will see that what you two have is a true love story.
“I know where my place is Ivar.”
You said before he was taken to the boat that was going to take him back home, leaving him confused, with something else to think about, other than the revenge plot for his father. And after gathering his great heathen army, he came back, with his brothers to avenge their father. But he didn’t forget about you. Once you saw him crawl into your bedroom, you just stood there, staring at him, a mix of joy and shock written all over your face. Was he going to kill you as well, considering you share blood with the man who handed his father to be killed? But your shock turned into another ounce of pure joy as he smiled at you, saying how he told you he was coming back for you. You rushed over to him and kissed him, with more passon than ever before.

“I thought about it for so long, but now I think I get it.”
He said, confusing you in the process, so you asked him what he was talking about. His brothers and his army were getting ready to leave, and he grabbed a few things from your wardrobe and threw them into a sac, flinging it out to one of his fellow vikings, gesturing to you with his finger. The viking nodded and continued walking. You called his name and asked him what was going on.
“You told me you know where your place is. Well now I know too. Your place is with me.”
His words cut through you and were hot enough to unfreeze your heart, scared of finding love, and you once again planted a kiss on his lips. You were ready to go with him, to the end of the world if you had to.
“There is my girl, no longer a bastard princess, but my viking queen.”
Ivar stated as he saw you smirk. He knew you were never meant to be in a castle, people tending to your every need,and all you needed to worry about was if you were going to be seen in the same dress twice. He knew you craved the fight, the rush it gives you, knowing you are actually doing something to help, and not sitting helplessly, hoping the enemy doesn’t come to kill you.
And that’s exactly what he loved the most about you.

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I really hope you like it, and if you need and more I’m right here :D Our imagines store is open 24/7 come by any time and request.

Request by: @ateliefloresdaprimavera

Tags: @imagine-this-motherfucker , @princeivartheboneless

999 Week returns for its sixth year!

For a “week” in September, the ZE fandom comes together to celebrate the first in the series, 999! Want to participate? Simply create and upload any kind of fanwork (fanfiction, fanmixes, fanart, etc.) for a character from 999 on a specific date! You don’t have to do all the characters, of course; any that you can is appreciated.

Each character gets a specific day in September, corresponding to their bracelet numbers! So they’d be as follows: Ace (9/1), Snake (9/2), Santa (9/3), Clover (9/4), Junpei (9/5), June (9/6), Seven (9/7), Lotus (9/8), and 9th Man (9/9).

September 10th is reserved for any extra characters (Nijisaki, Musashidou, Nona, Funyarinpa, etc.). We can’t leave these guys out! Also, here are some guidelines:

-If you are late on any day, feel free to upload it the day after!

-If you do not like a character, simply do not create/upload anything for their day. We don’t need character hate on the days we’re celebrating them!

-Tag everything as #999 week so everyone can track the tag! Also: make sure you tag spoilers!

Any kind of support, or even a signal boost, is appreciated! I hope everyone has a great time this year!

Kiss The Girl.

Request from @bellasett​: Hello☺️ I was wondering if u have time can I have a Steve Rogers x reader where ur Tony’s new assistant and somebody anybody u want flirts with her and Steve gets jealous and kisses her in front of everyone love ur stories❤️

Note: I apologise for the delay in this! RL seems to be having more frequent busy periods now so it’s taking me a little longer to do things at the moment. Hope you enjoy it though! :) ….not written a lot of Steve x Reader fics so I hope this works well!

Steve x Reader

Words: 1,505

Disclaimer: None of the GIFs used are mine so all credit goes to their creators <3

The files that had once been piled so neatly in your hands as you strolled through the lobby of Stark Tower now lay strewn all around you on the floor. You have no idea what you had just collided with, having made the mistake of glancing downwards at the post-it note on top, but you were pretty sure that your boss wasn’t going to be impressed with his plans ending up in the line of sight of anyone standing around you. He may have been quite the flamboyant man at times but he liked to keep some things close to his chest.

“Damnit.”

Your eyes glanced at the messy paperwork for a few brief seconds before you quickly knelt down to begin some kind of attempt at putting it all back into order again. It had felt like you’d walked right into a solid wall but you knew the layout of the tower well enough to be fully aware that there hadn’t been one anywhere near you.

“I’m so sorry Miss [l/n]. I should have been looking where I was going. Let me help you with that.”

You knew that voice. In fact you had heard that voice on a daily basis since starting as Tony Stark’s assistant three years before. Not only was he the voice you heard through the walls of Tony’s office when newcomers would have to watch the compulsory induction videos but it was also the very one that would so often be on the loudspeaker of your boss’ phone….but never, in all your time of being here, had you come face to face with him.

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Jim Kirk x Reader

Word Count: 1,151

Key: Y/N = Your Name, H/C = Your Hair Color, E/C = Your Eye Color

Warnings: Fluff, Making Out, Cursing

Summary: You and Jim were a secret. But during your annual medical eval, secrets get spilled.

Originally posted by sansasandorshipper

Author’s Note: My first Jim piece! I had this idea for a while, and thought it would be perfect for him. It’s not beta read and I just kind of wrote it out without my nitpicky brain. Hope you enjoy it!

Thank you to the amazing @the-witching-hours12-3 for beta reading this and just being a good friend. You’re seriously such a great writer and an nice person to talk/work with. <3

If you would like to be tagged in any of my future pieces, check out my tag list above and let me know! And as always, feedback is greatly appreciated!

<3

- DreaSaurusREX


You groan at the noise of your alarm going off. You grab your pad to see why your alarm was blaring at you while you were nice and cozy. Jim rolls around and snakes his arm around your waist and kisses your shoulder blade, causing you to hum in content.

No one knew that you and the Captain Kirk were together, and you both tried your best to keep it that way. You didn’t need those nasty comments coming from the crew. Keeping it a secret had it’s perks, like last night.

You two hadn’t been able to be alone for longer than a few minutes for what seemed like a week. But you two finally had a night off from everything and spent it together. Things got a bit heated if you catch my drift. I mean, he had the scratches all along his back and you had the hickies all over your collarbone and shoulders to prove that.

Unlocking your pad, you read the message that displayed with your alarm: ANNUAL MED EVAL IN 45 MINUTES!

You flopped over and groaned. Bones was a nice guy, but you knew last night’s antics would be seen and cause a very awkward moment between you and the good doctor. Before you could complain, Jim’s pad went off. He turned over and read the message: ANNUAL MED EVAL IN 30 MINUTES!

He just flashed you with a sort of playful look before kissing you.

“How the hell are we both going to get away with these? Bones is bound to notice.” You pressed lightly against one of the scratches on his shoulder blade as you stood up to get dressed, causing him to wince but then chuckle.

“Just play it cool? I don’t think he will be worried about a few scratches.”

You pulled on some underwear and then looked in the mirror. There were dark love bites scattered across the ends of your collarbone and along your ribs. You turned around and gave him a look.

“And how am I supposed to explain your dirty work, smartass?” You sassily said. Jim wandered to you and traced the marks with his finger.

“Hmm…. Problems with training new recruits? Or got in a fight with someone? Or maybe you just tell him that your boyfriend is one of the best people in the universe and knows how much you like this type of thing because he loves you so much?”

“As much as I love this boyfriend, I thought we were keeping him a secret?” You said while playfully smacking his chest. Opening your closet door, you find your uniform and start to get dressed. Jim finds his clothes and gets dressed. He was fastening his pants when he spoke up again.

“Why are we keeping it a secret? I mean, I know why we are hiding it from the ship. But Bones? Uhura? Spock– Well, maybe don’t tell him.” You chuckle as you try to tame your mane of hair. He turns you around to face him. “I mean it, (Y/N/N). Why are we not telling our friends. We can trust them.”

“I trust Bones with my life. He’s saved both of our lives on multiple occasions. I just… I don’t know how to tell him or how he will react. I’m scared. I’m scared with anyone finding out.”

Jim took your hands in his and kissed them, smiling. “It’ll be alright. We can tell them whenever you want to. It’s just getting hard to sneak around this all.”

“I know. I’m sorry. We will tell our close friends before telling anyone else. I just have to kind of prepare for that to be out there, ya know?” Jim nodded and kissed you one more time. “Now get dressed. You have to head to your eval.”

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anonymous asked:

Hiya! I'm a beginner witch and want to work with the Egyptian pantheon. Would you maybe mind sharing a bit about the 'rules' and your personal experiences? Thanks in advance!

Hi there, thank you for feeling comfortable enough to come ask me. The problem with pagan religions is most of what you will come to do will come down to your personal experiences, and what you learn. What I will be typing here is a mixture of what I learned from my personal interactions with the god and from research.

ROM.
Respect.
Offerings.
Ma'at.


These relate to your question. The bottom two are easier to discuss, but let me knock the hard one out of the way.


Respect


  • Generally, the Netjer do not like to be insulted. If you are starting out I would suggest approaching them formally. Use their name, such as “Sutekh”, followed by something nice to say about them. “Mighty god of storms.“ 
  • "O’, Sutekh, Mighty God of the storms, please hear my call…." 
  • As you develop a relationship with them you can be more relaxed. It depends on your relationship with them, however. I have nicknames for Set but I can’t call Anhur any nicknames. (I tried to do that and he did not appreciate it at all.) 
  • The netjer also appreciate those who put forth effort into learning about them. I put this in the respect column because it shows you are actually interested in them. Now, they understand if you can’t afford books, but you’d be suprised how much you can learn if you search around online enough. It’s like sitting down with them and listening to them talk about their day. 
  • Some gods will turn you away or leave you if you aren’t respectful. I learned from experience. But don’t stress over it, you can always ask them "hey, is doing X okay?” and they can let you know. You can also do something to see how it goes and they will let you know if they dislike it. Constantly ignoring their signs of displeasure will lead to consequences, however. Maybe not right away, but they will correct you. 

Offerings


  • This was the subject of discourse on kemetic tumblr awhile ago, and I never really commented on it. But generally, you should offer to the gods. BUT, you don’t need to freak out about this if you are in an unsafe environment.
  • If you are with family who wouldn’t approve: explain to the gods your situation. “Hey, I can’t sit this down and offer it to you. But, I want to share this with you because you’re awesome (other offering /communication things here) and I offer you to eat with me.” It’s what I do at home, and it’s never been a problem. 
  • Drink offerings would be easier, as you can set them down in the shrine without people commenting on it for awhile. Water, if you don’t have much, is a great offering! I offer it all the time.
  • If you can offer normally:
  • You set the food down, explain to the gods why you are giving it to them. For me, personally, it’s a sign of respect. They have created the world and defended it from Isfet, evil, and I let them eat before me to show them my gratefulness.
  • After they are done (they will let you know when it’s okay to eat it) you may ‘revert’ the offerings, AKA eat them yourself. The gods don’t like waste.


Ma'at


  • Ma'at is very important to our religion. I have a whole tag over it here, but it’s something that is required it in the religion.
  • What is Ma'at?
  • Ma'at is truth, justice, equality, love, compassion, a lot of things. There isn’t a simple definition when you think about it, but the Netjer live off Ma'at and defend it tooth and nail. Without Ma'at in our world, it’d fall apart and go to the evil snake that attacks Ra on his barque. I suggest looking into my tag for more information on what Ma'at is, but I want to add that Ma'at, your Ma'at, doesn’t have to be a grand action.
  • You don’t have to rush in a burning building to be virtuous, it can be as simple as handing out water on a hot day, defending someone from an attacker, helping animals recover their health, ect. 

There’s lots of things you can do, I could list them all day but I implore you to explore the possibilities yourself!

I hoped this help, if you need more information I have an extensive taglist. (I suggest looking at : Ma'at, kemetic101, infoquote can be useful too, but that covers LOOOTS of topics)
If you need any more help feel free to contact me.

anonymous asked:

What would you tell a complete beginner? I want to get a snake, but I don't know that much. What should I keep in mind?

Hello anon,  good luck with all your snake research!  Finding out as much as you can before getting the animal is probably the most important thing. I can give you a few tips others may want to add if i’ve missed obvious stuff!

1) First consider if you accommodate a snake in your life?  How much space can you dedicate to the adult enclosure? Are you on a tight budget when it comes to equipment costs? Is there an exotics vet near you? Are you prepared to cover these costs? Are you prepared for their long life expectancy?   

2) What do you want out of a snake? I would really recommend looking into species that are easy to feed and care for or species that are slightly more tolerant of the “beginners errors”.  But ultimatley you will be caring for your pet a long time as snakes are long lived. So assess want you want from a snake and get a species that should fit in to this…eg)  Is it important you can handle the snake? Do you mind if they may be bitey as hatchlings? Do you mind if they are known for defensive behaviours? Do you mind if you never see them in the enclosure because they burrow or are nocturnal ? Do you want to be able to observe your snake during the day? 

Once you have an idea of your wants and importantly your limitations when it comes to space and money, 

3)  look into species that fits your wants and will thrive on your budget in the space you can provide. For a first snake I would probably advise to stay away from species that have reputations for being very hard to feed or fragile in captivity (or any very big/giant snakes). But as said above snakes live a long time! Find a species you are excited about keeping. 

4) When you decide on your species, find a good reputable breeder with healthy animals.

**- don’t bring it home until you have the equipment and set up all ready for it-**

Ask people that own the species you are interested in about good breeders, look for reviews on breeders, join species specific face book groups, ask questions about husbandry.  If the species you want is very common in the pet trade you might also consider adopting from a reputable reptile rescue center. Just speak to them and make sure you are getting a healthy animal thats an established feeder as your first snake. Many reptiles do just find their way into rescue by circumstance they are not always problem animals in poor health. Consider if you want a hatchling or an adult. Adults will generally be less fragile to care for and should have an established temperament which is an advantage.


5) Enclosure design! Gosh you will so much conflicting things on enclosure design. “ Too much space is scary for snakes (myth)”   “Tubs are fine forever for x species (they are usually not)” “ All you need is kitchen roll and a water dish and just plug in a heat mat! (no. It’s not that simple and you will always need a thermostat too despite what some keepers may say!)”  

It can be a bit of a mine field of misinformation, especially for people new to snake keeping. Assuming you want your pet to have the best quality of life possible that you can provide - look for tips, advice and inspiration from keepers who’s priority is the same!  (That is often not the large scale for profit breeders that advocate bare minimum husbandry.) 

Look at the natural history and behavioural ecology of the snake you decide on. Does it climb? burrow? bask in the sun? Spend lots of time in water? Is it a very secretive species? How does it hunt: activley or with sit and wait ambush tactics?  Does it come for dry habitat or humid habitats? What kind of micro-climates would it make use of ? Make sure your enclosure provides a comfortable and stimulating environment which allows your animal to express it’s natural behaviours and offers it a variety of choices.  Good enclousure design promotes both mental and physical well-being.  You can read more about why that is so important in this post here: 

 http://rainbowsnakes.tumblr.com/post/119229812584/environmental-enrichment-for-reptiles-what-why  

or other bits and pieces in my “ animal welfare” tag 

Don’t get caught up with just meeting the minimum, go for the best practice!  

Also, worth noting that good enclosure deisgn makes snake keeping soooo much easier. You don’t need to be battling to keep temps and humidity right in a fish tank with a screen lid and a red heat bulb (avoid the hell out of those red bulbs btw).. It adds an unnecessary complication to deal with as a beginner and won’t facilitate good conditions for the snake. (Not to say tanks are always bad for everything of course, they aren’t and can be modified to make good enclosures).  Generally if its your first time setting up an enclosure you will be better off with either a big tub (with the understanding that depending on the tub size and the snake it will outgrow this), plastic caging or a properly sealed wood enclosure.  Some pro’s and con’s in this post here 

 @teleos  post below is also a good starting point for basic enclosure equipment and costs; 

  http://teleos.tumblr.com/post/139609431246/just-for-funsies-lets-price-out-the-best-stuff  

Learn the difference bettween ambient heat and surface basking temperatures , (shown nicely in this guide by  @wheremyscalesslither )

 http://wheremyscalesslither.tumblr.com/post/146329971064/setting-up-your-enclosure-temperatures

Look to understand how this relates to different kinds of heat sources such as using conductive heat sources (heat mats) for basking temps or radiant heat sources ( ceramic heaters, bulbs, radiant heat panels) which can create both basking surfaces and raise ambient temperatures.  The way you heat an enclosure will affect the choices for thermoregulation avalible to the animal and thus how they utilise the space avalible. Shown really nicely by @skies-of-salt pics here. 

  http://skies-of-salt.tumblr.com/post/132730518123/visualizing-the-thermal-gradient-reptiles-are

Learn the basics of how relative humidity (RH) works. (ie warmer air holds more water vapour than cooler air). An enclosure with an RH of 70% at a cooler temp is not the same as an enclosure with a RH 70% at a warmer temp…Thus a snake that needs humid conditions may shed well and remain hydrated in the warmer  one and yet shed poorly and become dehydrated in the other despite the owners reporting their humidity is the same.

look at the different types of thermostats availble and which one is most appropriate for your set up and heat source ( on/ off stats,  pulse proportional stats or dimming thermostats). 

You can look into lighting, which is an often overlooked component of enclosure design when it comes to snake care in particular.   

https://rainbowsnakes.tumblr.com/post/160416002964/my-ball-python-has-got-a-che-do-i-need-a-light-i#notes

This might all sound like i’m overcomplicating things but honestly it will make choosing equipment for your species and personal circumstances easier, and you might be able to stop and question misinformation like  “lights suck moisture out the air”  if you understand those basics. For me, enclosure design is one of the most rewarding and interesting parts of snake keeping!   

6) As a final note : When you have one snake you might well want more!  

If I could go back and tell my past self anything about snake keeping it would be not get carried away with getting the animals I want to own too soon… Set yourself a maximum number of animals you can house according to “best practice” with the space you have and stick to it. 

In all honesty I got slightly swept up in the metric tonne of myths about small enclosures being “ just fine” myself when I first got in to snake keeping.  My snakes current housing is ok but its not as good as I would like it to be…I have plans for big enclosures for all my snakes but maybe if I was to start over I’d have done things differently and have fewer snakes  but get them in their final big enclosures sooner…ya live and learn. 

Good luck with your research. 

Love Seunghyun day!

Hey people don’t forget to go over to Seunghyun’s IG and leave some love with 💙💗 #LoveTOP it #LoveTabi or #LoveBingu along with any other comment you want. We need to show him that we are still with him and that we have his back even if that snake is out there tossing his name around! Share and tag other blogs so they can share it!

@fantasyworldbb tag some blogs for me please

i STILL NEED MORE BLOGS TO FOLLOW

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Survive the Wasteland - Esselle - Haikyuu!! [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

ARC 2 of Fallout/Wasteland AU is up on AO3! [previously posted on Tumblr]


’ “I like looking at you.”

Kageyama turned back to him. Shouyou was staring. He did this, often, but there was stag blood flecked all over his face, and his eyes seemed to open wider and shine brighter, intense to the point of burning.

“You said it wasn’t anything to be ashamed of,” Shouyou continued. His little red tongue snaked out past his lips, wetting them, and Kageyama felt the sudden need to sit down.’

Shouyou’s slowly surfacing past appears to hide something darker than just loneliness. As he begins to adjust to life on the outside, under the harsh conditions of the Wasteland, Kageyama starts to learn there’s a difference between keeping someone alive, and showing them how to live.

Chapters: 4/4
Rating: Mature
Relationships: Hinata Shouyou/Kageyama Tobio
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Post-Apocalypse, Alternate Universe - Fallout, Feelings Realization, First Kiss, Frottage, Touch-Starved, Gun Violence, Dark Past, Protectiveness
Series: Part 3 of Wasteland

Follow spree!

while my first post gained some traction, i’d still like some more people to follow, and now i actually know which tags to use! so, i’m going on a follow spree. reblog or like if you post any of the following, and there’s a 99.9% chance i’ll follow you!

•Zero Escape
•Danganronpa (only if ndrv3 spoilers are tagged please!)
•Ace Attorney
•Pokémon
•Mystic Messenger (especially my boy V)
•Anime (especially Assassination Classroom, Noragami, and Haikyuu!!, though I love the aesthetics of older anime as well)
•Stranger Things
•aesthetics
•neon aesthetics
•trans stuff
•snakes
•cats? cats are cool
•thats it i guess? if you post any of these its pretty much a guaranteed follow!

My dashboard looks a bit dead recently, so I’m looking for blogs to follow! If you post any of things on this list, I would like you to tag it! You don’t need to follow me back, and bonus point if you have a tagging system, and do graphics!

  • Pandora Hearts
  • Criminal Minds
  • Tiger’s Curse
  • The Hunger Games
  • Percy Jackson and The Olympians
  • The Little Prince
  • Hirunaka no Ryuusei
  • Horimiya
  • Durarara!!
  • Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet
  • 5 Centimeters Per Second
  • Kotonoha no Niwa/Garden of Words
  • Kuroshitsuji
  • Nature in general
  • Photography
  • Animals (bonus for horses, snakes, birds and dogs)
  • Owari no Seraph
  • Noragami
  • Killing Stalking
  • Voltron
  • My Candy Love
  • Miraculous Ladybug
  • Positivity
  • Gravity Falls
  • The Amazing World of Gumball