so much for taking a break from this place

imma probably deactivate my ig for a little while and just take a break from it because ig’s just really depressing to me now I feel like its a place where people for the most part are rly fake they just post about looks all the times, promote those slimming tea or products they never admit to being paid to promote, its an app that’s just filled with conventionally attractive people who we often overhype way way way too much I think and who basically get popular for doing next to nothing  just looking conventionally good and its just filled with so much negativity and superficiality there’s definitely good things on there dont get me wrong im not denying this but I just feel im past ig not even in a pretentious way just that I’ve spent so much time on there and it kinda just feels like its time to move on specially cause now even im somewhat starting to get affected by it to be honest. For example whenever I buy film for my camera I just try to take as many photos as I can and get it developed as quickly as I can just so I can post on ig and it doesn’t even feel like I take photos for myself anymore just feels like im into photography to make my next post which sucks its a really small thing for sure  but still having even a small aspect of my real offline life revolve around my online “fake” life is a bad sign to me its just a sign I need to take a break from ig especially because photography is really important to me I first took it because of how much I enjoyed capturing moments and people and just life in general and now that something im passionate about is starting to not feel like its done in the name of passion anymore but in the name of something as superficial as my online life it feels pretty bad to me I dont ever want an aspect of my real offline life to intertwine with my online life to the point that I live parts of my offline real life only for my online ‘fake’ one (if that makes sense) we just attach way too much importance to living online and it messes a lot of us pretty badly and me starting to revolve parts of my life offline around my life online (letting my hobby be about my next post and not about genuinely taking photos I like) is a sign that even im starting to do that whether I like it or not. But that said though if I deactivate or just fully quite ig (if I quit though I won’t ever delete my account) im so glad that I never let myself use ig to be all that I hate on the app and all thats starting to affect me (conventionally attractive people who just use their appearance for popularity, sellouts, showoffs etc…) im so glad all my time I spent on that app I spent trying to do more than what it was originally intended to be about I never sold slimming teas never let my page be about new clothes or shoes or looks or whatever y’know im proud that. Anyway imma stop here cause at the end of the day a social media account is just a social media I dont think its worth writing a 5 page essay about that’s just one of the things we’ve all started doing that shows how much we’ve grown to care too much about our fake online life and even I need to stop it but yeah ig is just rly shallow and although on it I surround myself with people with depth to them the truth of the matter is that its starting to be hard for me to overlook the overwhelming superficial aspect of the app and I think I might just move on from it.

The Mortar and Pestle

I can think of no tool in a witches’ arsenal which requires more finesse than the mortar and pestle. So often people will pick one up, looking forward to pounding and grinding, not realizing it takes so much more than brute force. Resins will gum up, herbs will be stirred with little to no effect, roots will refuse to powder, all causing a great deal of frustration to those who so looked forward to using this marvelous set. But here’s the secret to using a mortar and pestle: brute force is rarely ever needed, and will not work well in most cases.

Working with resins, herbs, spices, flowers, and more can be maddening with a mortar and pestle, as each of these requires different ways of grinding and working. You cannot approach each the same, as each is entirely different. Simply pounding away at everything will not produce the fine powders so often hoped for. In some cases, a powder is simply not attainable. But, with a little patience and cunning, the tool will serve you well. But before we get to any of that, it’s important to note that if you’re having excessive trouble with working with a mortar and pestle, and the set came from a specialty occult shop, it might just be best to toss it aside. Most of the time these sets are too smooth, not having what it takes to actually grind the materials down. A mortar and pestle made for culinary use is usually the best way to go. Such sets are generally not expensive, and will last you a lifetime.

With that in mind, left’s get right to it! Below are a few examples of the different grinding methods I use.

Resins- Resins can be notoriously difficult to powder properly, often succumbing to the friction between the mortar and pestle and gumming up. Even pounding the resinous chunks too hard will result in sticky pieces. When it comes to tree resins, you must consider what it is you are grinding. Don’t pound the chunks with all your might, or try to grind them with force. No, resins require a delicate touch. Use the pestle to gently hit the chunks until they crack apart. Then use the pestle smoothly, gently, with patience. Resins will take time to powder, giving you plenty of chance to focus your will as you work. Before you know, the gently circular grinding motion will produce a fine powder for any use. Be aware, though, that you cannot use one technique for all resins. Copal powders easier than Dragon’s Blood, which powders far easier than Myrrh.

Dried Herbs and Flowers- Another example of a place where brute force will not serve you, though dried herbs and flowers are much more forgiving. Rosemary, jasmine, lavender, and vervain are all good examples here. Simply stamping at these will not be enough. Often times it takes a gentle grinding of these ti create a suitable material for a powder. Some dried herbs, like mugwort, simply will not powder, whereas Jasmine flowers will be reduced to a fine powder in mere seconds. As with resins, take your time. Be gentle. When you grind dried herbs, you’re either working with botanicals you have dried yourself, or that come prepackaged. If you’ve dried them yourself, you’ll have a much easier time. Prepackaged herbs, while useful at times, are very difficult to grind down any further than the state in which they are purchased. It’s possible to do though with yet more patience.

Dried Roots, Barks, and Berries- Don’t let anyone tell you these are easy to grind because holy mother, that is a lie. Dried roots, bark, and berries are prbably the hardest thing I’ve ever had to grind in my life, and these botanicals are some of the only ones where brute force is your friend. Each of them requires a great deal of power to break down. However, once you’ve pounded them apart, the force is no longer needed. You’ll still have to give it some welly, but it won’t require near as much effort once you’ve broken the materials down. Mandrake root is a good example of this. When dried, mandrake becomes wood-like. It’s very difficult to break down. However, once you’ve got it worked down, you can powder it as you would anything else. Other roots are not so forgiving which is why, if you pull your iwn roots, I encourage you to slice the root pieces into disks. These are much more managable than even small pieces, as the larger surface area gives you more to work with. Bark should be handled much the same. As far as berries, you have to be sure they’re comoletely dry before attempting to work then down. Some berries are far easier to powder than others. Juniper berries (not being real berries) will give you hell. But, as always, keep your patience. It will serve you well.

Fresh Botanicals- This is where you’ll want to forget about powdering. When it comes to fresh botanicals, it’s often only feasable to draw out the juices via stamping and bruising of leaves and flowers, or making a paste by the addition of warm water. Roots will create a paste of their own, as will mucilagenous plants like aloe-vera and marshmallow. Berries will simply muddle down. If you’re trying to get seeds from fruits or berries, you can use a mortar and pestle to (gently) muddle the materials, then add water. After some time, the seeds will sink to the bottom while the body of the fruit/berry floats. Using fresh botanicals in a mortar and pestle can create a great poultice, as well as helping release the volatile oils and constituents of a plants for an infusion or decoction.

However you choose to use your mortar and pestle, remember that it will take time to really understand the tool, and longer to get the hang of it. However, the nortar and pestle is, I feel, and integral part of witchcraft practice. One can learn so much from working their botanicals down, smelling them, hearing them, feong what it takes to break them down, and more. While the mortar and pestle have a great deal of uses beyond just grinding, it’s a great place to start. Happy grinding!
TREAT YO SELF

Moon, Venus or Ceres in Aries:

Go on a hike to a place with a marvelous view. The sense of accomplishment will feed your self worth, inspire your ambition, & satisfy your drive.

Teach yourself an unfamiliar sport or other active hobby. Honing a new, exciting skill by yourself will make you feel more independent than ever.

Congratulate yourself. Being proud of your achievements can open healthy channels of emotion. Appreciate the finish lines you cross.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Taurus:

Pamper yourself. Get a massage, go out to eat, go shopping, or binge-watch Netflix. Reward your steady, dependable strength with some relaxation.

Work with your hands, such as with pottery or baking. Activities of the like will freshen your creative spirit and provide immediate, tangible results for effort.

Repair or replenish one of life’s necessities. Maintaining your household and keeping things in working order will make you feel grounded and productive.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Gemini:

Journal. Expressing your thoughts & feelings openly and completely will make you feel refreshed, validated, and a bit less stifled or exhausted.

Go to a party or other lively event. Surrounding yourself with dynamic & cheerful activity will energize you. If you engage, you’ll feel integrated.

Join online forum discussions. Engaging with other people over subjects you’re knowledgeable about will fire up & satisfy your complex intellect.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Cancer:

Take a lot of photos. Being able to re-immerse yourself in old memories will satisfy your sentimentality. Sometimes a little nostalgia is good for you.

Hug someone. Random expressions of affection are important. Savor the emotional fulfillment & sense of safety created by this sweet, simple gesture.

Create a sanctuary for yourself, a safe place you can retreat to. Peace & quiet are special resources. Learn to appreciate and enjoy your own company.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Leo:

Post selfies or create self-portraits. Show off a little. Draw some positive attention to yourself to replenish your confidence and self-assurance.

Arrange / administer to a group activity. This will spark pride in the accomplishments you orchestrate / in the respect leading something garners.

Attend some kind of extravagant event. Belonging in a luxurious atmosphere will make you feel like royalty – valuable and significant.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Virgo:

Take care of your body. Exercise, eat healthy, try a new skincare routine. Improving your health & appearance will boost your self-worth & confidence.

Edit, refine, or critique something. Assisting others in their pursuit of improvement & doing work that needs to be done will make you feel useful.

Watch over a pet or plant(s). Animals & nature are pure things, and to be part of their well-being could be an immensely rewarding experience.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Libra:

Go to an art gallery or something similar. A beautiful, sophisticated atmosphere will make you feel comfortable & fulfilled. Your refined taste will be satisfied.

Grow a garden or decorate a room. Creating a peaceful, aesthetically pleasing place will remind you of your own splendor, and you can share it with others.

Reinvent your style. Finding a new way to express yourself can make you feel refreshed. It will be a major step toward cultivating self-approval.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Scorpio:

Take down another one of your walls with someone you trust. Cultivating intimacy will satiate many of your needs, insecurities, and discomforts.

Go to a place where you are completely anonymous. Be someone new for a day. Become one of the mysteries you love so much. It will be inspiring.

Meditate. When you’re alone, you probably analyze things intensely; take a break from this. Clear your mind. The relaxation will be very rewarding.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Sagittarius:

Look into a religion or ideology you know little about. Gathering unfamiliar knowledge will expand not only your mind, but your self-satisfaction as well.

Go to a “boring” town and discover something interesting about it. Finding intrigue where there is only monotony is the greatest kind of exploration.

Start a deep discussion with someone who is very different from you. If no one turns unnecessarily hostile, you can probably teach each other something.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Capricorn:

Write a detailed to-do list for a weekend and complete the entire thing. This will open up free time for relaxation afterwards & make you feel very productive.

If you have an important goal, devise a plan for it. Giving yourself a secure path to follow will promote steady workflow and a comfortable sense of safety.

Lighten up. Find a safe space to be yourself in, and relax. This will refresh & energize you, and release a lot of your built-up tension. Let a few things go.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Aquarius:

Contribute to a good cause – donate to a charity or someone in need, or volunteer somewhere. This will boost your self-worth and may enlighten you.

Take a day to spend time with friends, or go out of your way to make new ones. Trust, expression, and connection open healthy channels of emotion.

Appreciate your own uniqueness. There’s no better way to feel like you matter than to find yourself worthy of your own attention and approval.


Moon, Venus or Ceres in Pisces:

Do one unsolicited favor a day. Expressing & manifesting your own kind nature in a way you will notice will increase your self-approval and self-worth.

Create something. Set your imagination free & let your inspiration run wild. This will be refreshing & you’ll have a lasting extension of who you are.

Go to an immersive art event, like an interactive play. Losing yourself in a tangible fantasy will release a lot of your negative feelings & may inspire you.

Yuri!!! On Ice Old Hollywood AU

I know actor aus are pretty common within fandom, but just think about a Yuri!!! On Ice actor AU set in Old Hollywood! It would take place in the late 40s, but have all the aspects of the YOI universe that we have come to love (no prejudice against race, gender, sexual orientation etc.).

·         Victor Nikiforov as five time award winning mega star and darling of the studio, being bored and disenchanted with his career sees a picture starring Yuuri Katsuki. Despite the movie’s flaws, he is enthralled by this new charming actor and his performance.

·         Yuuri Katsuki as a promising actor who suffers from anxiety and as a result doesn’t have the ability to choose the correct vehicles to fully showcase his talent and wonders if he should just quit Hollywood.

·         At the after party of the biggest award ceremony of the season Yuuri becomes drunk and hits on Victor, a super star who he has admired for years and made him want to become an actor in the first place.

·         Victor becomes even more enchanted with Yuuri after this and decides to take a break from his acting career to help Yuuri pursue his dream of playing a part that’s so good he would win an Academy Award for it, much to the displeasure of studio boss Yakov Feltsman.

·         Yuri Plisetsky as the child actor who is now an adolescent and wants to have his perfect debut in his first mature role. He is the son of a former child actress and was raised on the studio lot, groomed by the executives to be the next Victor Nikiforov. He was promised to be mentored by Victor and becomes enraged to know he has been ditched for another actor that shares his first name. He’s taken under the wing of former dancer/ silent movie star turned studio big shot Lilia Baranovskaya instead.

·         Phichit Chulanot as Yuuri’s friend who he studied acting with under the tutelage of Celestino Chialdini. He excels in singing and dancing and wants to be the biggest star to feature in Technicolor musicals like Gene Kelly. He dreams of writing and starring in his own musical and ropes in his good buddies Guang-Hong Ji, tap dancer extraordinaire, and Leo de la Iglesia, singer turned actor, to work with him on this project.

·         Christophe Giacometti, one of Hollywood’s most popular bombshells, is mostly known for his roles as the ditzy blond (think Marilyn Monroe), but is actually deeply intellectual and sensitive. He wants to transcend this persona and craves to be taken more seriously, but can’t seem to shake the clueless sexpot image. He can’t help but feel jealous of his good friend Victor, who is equally considered a sex bomb but IS taken seriously.

·         Jean-Jacques Leroy as a heartthrob who mainly stars as the hero in adventure movies and swashbucklers. He has a reputation to be difficult to work with, because according to directors he is always trying to push his own vision onto a movie. He’s often accused of his pictures being vehicles to display his own ego.

·         Seung Gil Lee as the actor who abhors the publicity and elbow rubbing with his fellow actors that is involved with being a celebrity. His perceived coldness makes him shine as a suave villain in film noir pictures.

·         Michele and Sara Crispino as former child actors who starred in vaudeville together as a double act. Since trying to become big in Hollywood, Sara longs for independent projects that don’t include her and her brother as a set, much to the distress of Michele. He, in his turn, is pursued by good friend Emil Nekola, who is a great comedian, to star in his next screwball comedy together.

·         Mila Babicheva as the beauty queen of Hollywood, known for her roles as the femme fatale and the hottest redhead since Rita Hayworth. She becomes quite taken with her friend Sara, who has a sweet yet powerful voice like Judy Garland, after seeing her in a musical picture.

·         Georgi Popovich, dramatic actor, deeply romantic and a THESPIAN above all things. He has a tumultuous love life and his over the top performances are often considered too avant-garde for Old Hollywood sensibilities. Loves to star in Shakespeare adaptations.

·         Otabek Altin as an actor who is admired by everyone in the industry for his quiet yet intense performances. He simultaneously has the reputation of being a bad boy involved in some minor scandals as well as keeping to himself mostly. Is often type-cast as the manly, smoldering anti-hero in film noir pictures. Remembers Yuri Plisetsky well from his youth on the studio lot and tells him this rather dramatically when Yuri is set to co-star with him in his latest crime movie as ‘the icy blond’.

If y’all like this I’m going to write a fic, I s2g.

Edit: Yeeesss, I’m going to write a fic! check #yoi old hollywood au for future updates!

just imagine: you’re a 17 year old teen, going to school and getting the chance to take this role in this low budget production that’s going to take place at your school. you think: cool, i’ve always wanted to act and that’s my chance to!

then, out of nowhere, that low budget production explodes and turns into this huge phenomenon all over the world and people want to meet you, they want to talk to you, they want to take pictures with you. and it all hits you out of nowhere.

and besides having school work, and friends, and a theater play you’re in and you want to be good at it, you want to rock it– but there’s the other side of that medal, the dark side no one told you about before, because it wasn’t supposed to be like that.

and suddenly, fans from all over the world want to meet you, they come to your school and they make you feel like you have to make them happy, because they’re giving you something back, they’re giving you appreciation, so you should appreciate them too. but it’s getting out of hand, and you don’t know how to handle it anymore. you don’t have the time to take a fucking breath because everywhere you look, there could be someone wanting something from you. you have to sacrifice your lunch break. you have to sacrifice your freedom in a place that’s trapping you anyway, because school is never that much fun.

just, please, take a good hard look in the mirror and think to yourself: would you want this for yourself? and please don’t come into my inbox saying that he chose that. because no, he didn’t.

no, he did not choose that.

What’s Love Got to Do With it?

Your opinions are so interesting… So I ask you, what you think about Furuta’s love for Rize? What was revealed recently with Mutsuki makes me think they are same in a some way, I mean a twisted love and unhealthy obsession in a one-sided.
Asked by Anonymous

An interesting question posed to me in an ask that I’ve decided to turn into a full meta because I think the asker is missing that Furuta and Mutsuki are not the only ones with unrequited love this arc. Luckily I’ve drawn up a chart.

Why all of this unrequited love all of a sudden? Is it because Ishida wishes to write a Shoujo manga with corpses, and has decided to convert the last arc into one? It goes deeper than that, so let’s analyze it under the cut. 

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There’s a scene in Captain Underpants where the mean principal under a hypnotic control unlocks a heavily locked and bolted door labeled ART DEPARTMENT, letting in a large group of kids who excitedly take up dust-covered equipment and start drawing, painting, what have you. Under the surface-level toilet gags and general silliness, what really drew me to the series as a young kid was it’s surprisingly cynically satirical depiction of the failings of public school in America and the ways in which the more creative aspects of children are often neglected in favor of standardization. Yes it was silly, but there was a joy and wit in that silliness. With a name like Captain Underpants a lot of the gags are smarter than they have any right to be and there’s a genuine heart to the friendship between the two main characters that a lot of children’s writing often struggles to replicate. Dav Pilkey, the author, had ADHD and Dyslexia in school and was often dismissed by his teachers as having his head in the clouds for his love for making silly drawings over busy work. Yet he persevered to make a beloved series of books that features two characters who face similar dismissals but find solace in each other and making goofy comics that bring laughter to their peers. I wasn’t a trouble maker in school, but I often had a lot of lonely years where even in my hardest days I could find refuge in making crazy characters and knowing that despite everything I had enough creativity to make other people laugh. And as ridiculous as it sounds, the Captain Underpants books made me feel like my sharpened but often off the wall sense of humor over the more desirable traits like popularity or athleticism was a strength. All George and Harold needed to be happy was each other and the ideas that came from their head! That’s the power of art and all the ways we can interpret it. From start to finish this movie is a love letter to creativity. Through stop motion, sock puppets, 2D animation, and crude comic squiggle vision (even Flip o Rama!) this movie was a love letter to all the ways kids can be creative and just enjoy this sense of youth even in the face of a school system that wants to suppress that. And not in a way that has a personal disconnect like Middle School Max Keeble style movies, but ways that feel like they come from a real place such as a history teacher literally yelling out a list of years to memorize to a room of depressed children.

By all accounts I don’t mean to bring politics into a post about Captain Underpants of all things, but in a society where our own president wants to defund the arts for children, I can’t stress enough how important it is for kids to see a fun and witty movie where so much joy is displayed to be found through drawing or painting or writing. One of the most heartwarming moments that takes a break from the endless gags is just a wordless sequence where George and Harold are just sitting back to back making comics and laughing at the jokes that the other are making. Everything else not mattering because they have this moment of creativity and when they have the chance to control their principal under the guise of Captain Underpants, they make one of their commands to unlock the art room and share this happiness with the rest of the stifled students.

And that’s why even with the silly names and giant robot toilets (although in my eyes those are an added bonus) this is an important film to take kids with budding minds. It’s wacky and fast and fun but also has some smartness behind it that more animated movies need. That even though you KNOW it’s stupid and immature it’s okay to laugh at the word Uranus and just have the ability to laugh even when the rest of the world is rough. It certainly did a lot for me when I was their age.

MBTI Types as All-Star Verses

ENFP, ENTP: The ice we skate is getting pretty thin. The water’s getting warm so you might as well swim. My world’s on fire. How about yours? That’s the way I like it and I’ll never get bored.

ENFJ, ESFJ:Hey, now, you’re an All Star, get your game on, go play. Hey, now, you’re a Rock Star, get the show on, get paid.And all that glitters is gold. Only shooting stars break the mould.

INFP, ISFP: Somebody once asked could I spare some change for gas. I need to get myself away from this place. I said yep, what a concept. I could use a little fuel myself. And we could all use a little change

INTP, ISTP: Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me. I ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed. She was looking kind of dumb with her finger and her thumb. In the shape of an “L” on her forehead

ISFJ, ISTJ: So much to do, so much to see. So what’s wrong with taking the back streets? You’ll never know if you don’t go. You’ll never shine if you don’t glow.

ESFP, ESTP: Well, the years start coming and they don’t stop coming. Fed to the rules and I hit the ground running. Didn’t make sense not to live for fun. Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb.

INFJ, INTJ: We’re no strangers to love. You know the rules and so do I. A full commitment’s what I’m thinking of. You wouldn’t get this from any other guy.

50 Things To Remember In Life

Dear Friend,

There are 365 days in a year
And you and I both know from many unfortunate personal experiences,
That not all of those days will be good.
For some, the majority of those days will be a breeze
For others, each day will be a trial.
The world is a difficult place.
The world is an interesting place.
I am here to give you a few reminders
To keep up with this trying world we live in.

1. Follow your own heart and dreams. Don’t ever let anyone else tell you what you can or can’t do.

2. If you want something enough, you will find a way to make it happen.

3. You will meet people who hate you, and you will meet people who love you, and you will meet people who you think love you. Don’t be fooled. Some people are just passing by in your story called life. They’re there to teach you something, so always be aware.

4. Always remember that bad things and situations you don’t like will end. It may take minutes, hours, days, or years, but never forget that they will end eventually. You can get through anything.

5. You are your own person, not anyone else’s. Don’t let people take control of you and change your beautiful self.

6. The people in your life who make you giggle and smile in the darkest of times are ones you need to keep with you forever. There is always the potential for hard times, and you’ll need someone to cheer you on.

7. You do not have to live up to any standards or expectations. Family and peers and society are constantly telling us that we have to be a certain way, or else we aren’t good enough. Tune out of that thinking and just be yourself. That’s the best thing you can be.

8. Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone. Being out of the box can bring on so many amazing new opportunities you never even thought existed.

9. A lot is going to happen to you during your lifetime, so let yourself feel anything and everything. Always feel as much as you can. It makes you experience things at a higher level and you can say, “Yes I know this feeling. I’ve been here before.”

10. A good cry cleanses the heart and mind and soul.

11. Appreciate the small things. They can teach you to love and be at peace with everything around you.

12. It’s okay to take a break from everyday duties once in a while.

13. Travel whenever possible, it opens the mind. Go on adventures in new places and learn about the world. You will come back a new person.

14. Get up the courage to talk to strangers. That’s how you meet people. Who knows, the next person you meet could end up being your new best friend.

15. Stand in the rain and breathe in the wide open air and absorb everything you can about the earth.

16. Long walks are something that can clear the mind and resolve many issues.

17. It’s okay to lay in bed with a book all day.

18. Look out the window and watch the snow silently fall. It’s one of the most peaceful and relaxing things you can do.

19. Remember that everyone is living their very own life with their own problems, so always be kind and respect others.

20. Keep and open mind and listen to people’s thoughts. You might discover more than you think.

21. You are not defined by your weight or skin color or career or the number of friends you have or your grades in school or your decisions. You are so much more than that.

22. Everyone makes mistakes in life, so don’t judge a person based on their decisions.

23. Keep your own limits and morals. Don’t give them up for anyone.

24. Live a little. Be spontaneous and experience all that you possibly can.

25. Aim to live a life that you will be proud of and content with when you’re 90 years old.

26. Things in life will tear you down, but time heals everything.

27. Rumors don’t help anyone. Don’t start or spread them.

28. Your soulmate is out there in the world searching for you too. Don’t lose hope. You’ll find each other one day.

29. Treat yourself once in a while.

30. Random acts of kindness can make someone’s day and it can make you feel good too.

31. You’re going to have to work if you want to live a truly happy life. Don’t cheat or make someone else do the work for you. That will only make an unfulfilled and empty life for you in the end.

32. Be proud of everything you do.

33. Self love never hurt anyone.

34. Find things to look forward to. It will keep you excited and more hopeful for the bright future.

35. Leave a piece of you in every place you go and with every person you meet.

36. Always listen to people. Everyone just wants to be heard and understood and feel like they matter to someone.

37. Do what is best for you in the long run, even if it hurts at first.

38. Love with all your heart and soul at every opportunity.

39. Never settle for less. You deserve the best and whatever makes you truly happy.

40. Don’t feel bad if someone doesn’t like you. It’s their loss because they won’t get to experience your magnificent presence.

41. Never fear love. Love can make you grow and blossom and teach you so much. Don’t fear it, but proceed with caution. Broken hearts will heal with time, but they are never fun.

42. Dancing silly to your favorite songs will guarantee some giggles and smiles.

43. Always sing in the shower, and when you’re home alone, sing as loud as you can.

44. Put effort into everything you do. It makes it all worthwhile and you feel better about it in the end. You can reflect and say “Look at this. I’m proud.”

45. Exercise makes you feel good and you’ll feel accomplished too. Try it sometime.

46. You are beautiful exactly how you are. Don’t deny yourself of your own loveliness.

47. You may not be perfect, because no one is, but you’re hella radiant, which is near perfection.

48. To grow as a person and expand your mind and soul, learn at least one new thing everyday.

49. Don’t beat yourself up about things you have no control over.

50. Happiness is not a goal or a point on a map. It is a state of being that everyone deserves.

Now my friend, I hope you can carry these things with you in your heart
Because every time you are down
You can always get back up.
Every time you are afraid
The fear won’t last forever.
This world and the people in it may knock you down
But you need to keep getting back up.
You have to.
Live, live, live.
Live your dream life. Make things happen.
It will be hard and it may seem hopeless and pointless sometimes,
But just remember that things really do get better.
The world is a difficult place.
The world is a beautiful place.
But only if you believe it to be.

Don’t lose hope.
I love you.

Sincerely, Me.

—  s.h. (via evanescentbeings )
Needy Puppy (Pt 2)

Needy Puppy (Pt 1)

Genre: Smut

By: Admin Bean (edited by Admin Podo)

ReaderXTaehyung

Words: 2,141

You awoke to the soft sunlight shining through your bedroom window and the faint sounds of birds chirping outside. You soon remembered what happened last night as you felt Taehyung’s arms around your waist and his grip on you tighten slightly as you shifted in his embrace. You wiggled yourself out of his arms, somehow managing to not wake him up. You looked down: after last night’s events you weren’t wearing anything from the waist below, so you grabbed your sweat pants that were on the floor slipping them on before heading to the kitchen.

You started a pot of coffee before making yourself some toast, but not long into your making of breakfast you hear a knock at your door. Only then did you remember Namjoon telling you he would be by first thing in the morning.

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Edgy Fluff Hcs

A promise is a promise and i am a onion of my words;

  • Dark tends to have a lot of muscular problems due to how stressed and overwhelmed he is in a constant daily basis, he often suffers a lot of spine/back pain and headaches due to this. 
    Anti is totally aware of this and that is why when Dark is laying down ( when he ever lays down) Anti sits on him so he doesn’t move and starts doing massages on his upper back. 
    You can hear the cracking Dark’s back while he does so, those were very needed.
  • Then Dark stretches like a grumpy cat and is tbh so pleased but won’t thank him cause that would mean being nice.
  • Anti says ‘you’re welcome’ anyways. 
  • Dark is fan of romantic movies with sad endings, Anti prefers action movies or horror with gore. 
    Even though its not what he prefers Anti sits through Dark’s old-timey novellas without complaining.
    He says he can hear Dark’s faint heart beat faster while he watches them though he is showing no emotion.
  • When dark is-uh- preparing the meat for a dinner he often invites Anti to do it because he knows how much he enjoys the gore of it. 
    Anti looks like a 5 year old with a new toy every single time. 
  • As i already said before, Dark washes Anti’s hoodies cause the virus is just lazy. But he does not stop there, poor man ends up doing the full laundry very often. 
  • Anti knows how soul wrecking (from his point of view) is to wash clothes so in a exchange he ends up cleaning Dark’s room. When it ever needs some sort of cleaning. 
  • Dark has a tendency of scratching the back of Anti’s ears when he does a good job on something. Anti loves it. 
  • Even though it is rare, when Dark has his downer moments Anti is the one to drag him out of his room or even medicate him accordingly. In these Dark is almost unresponsive so that takes a lot of effort. 
  • In the other hand when Anti has his psychotic episodes it always ends up with Dark hugging Anti tight and locking him on place so he does not create any more havoc on their home. Anti does the impossible to break free, from mutilating the back of Dark with his claws of chewing his neck out, still does not work because Dark is determined in not moving, no matter how much it hurts. It takes at least a week for Dark to recover from the bad ones, which is why under his neat suit sometimes he is wrapped in bandages.
  • Even though these two are constantly colliding due to how different they are, they managed to have a working and healthy (in their sense) living environment. These took years to generate. You can say they finally learned to appreciate the differences they have.
  • Dark has a collection of ties, Anti tries to help by stealing getting him new ones, even though he is not aware, Anti has a terrible fashion sense and the ties end up being awful in patterns.
  • Dark still uses these ugly af ties his fav one is the one with the ugly flamingos on it. 
  • The main reason Dark got into cooking ( and is now a amazing chef) and hunting is because in the early days Anti would simply not eat at all.
    This would end up in him being a sack of bones for days which Dark found both disturbing and worrying. 
  • “What type of food you like?”
    “A type i cannot get locked up in here.”
    “Try me”
  • Oh and let me mention of cheesy Anti gets when he tries to calm down a furious Dark.
  • “NO ONE EVER LISTENS TO ME, IT IS ALWAYS MARK, MARK, MARK”
    “No it is not, i would sell Mark to Satan for a corn chip and you know that. I’m here and I listen, please calm down, it’s okay, tell me what is bothering you.”
  • Anti wears Dark’s suits when he is out of clean clothes, these often are too big for him so they look hilarious on him, except the pants, the pants are always too short for Anti.

I have more so ya’ll let me know if you want me to write more.

|| True Love ||

[prompt: soulmate au where you and your soulmate are connected by a visible red string where only a few people can see.]

ohhh boy, this is going to be told in a different way than most of my other peter parker imagines in that there is a third character involved (much like how ||a different story|| was) and how it is based on reader and peter’s relationship through THEIR eyes.

Once you read the story, you’ll know what I mean ;)

warnings: none

permanent tags: @psychicwitchphilosopher , @pharaohkiller , @moonlight53

peter parker only tags: @buckysendoftheline , @1022bridgetp , @potterjamesharry

**don’t plagiarize/repost this story. reblogs are fine**

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Flash never knew the reason why he was given this ‘gift’ of being able to see everyone’s red string of fate.

Now, being a sophomore in high school, Flash didn’t need to worry about seeing any of the red strings connected to anyone else since everyone was too young to have found their soulmate at such an early age. Sure, it was an annoyance to see the constant bits of red in his periphery, but in a way, the young man was used to it.

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→ pairing: jeon jungkook x reader 

→ genre: post break-up au, angst, fluff

→ words: 1,789

→ warnings: none

→ summary: Sometimes you don’t know what you have until you lose it, or in this case, him, Jeon Jungkook.


The sound of the monotone voice from the speakers above woke you from your trance as it announces the next stop was near. You stare blankly at the dozens of people who stand up from their seats and walk towards the closed double doors of the bus. It takes you a moment before you realize it’s your stop coming next and you get up on your feet in in instance, nervousness clenching around your stomach as you take a deep breath.

What are you doing, Y/N? Turn around.

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21. Staying cool during a heatwave (from this list)

It was well past thirty degrees out before Ladybug and Chat Noir finally stopped for a break in their weekly patrol.

“So, can we get an akuma that, like, turns off the sun or something next?” Chat groaned where he was sprawled out on the shady, lukewarm concrete under the rooftop overhang they’d discovered together. “Just for a day. One day.”

“But then we’d have to fight in the dark,” Ladybug mumbled back, trying not to whine as she leaned (melted) against the wall by his feet. “I hate fighting in the dark.”

Her eyes felt dry when she blinked and her tongue felt cool when she licked her lips and it was really much too hot out to be doing anything that didn’t involve copious amounts of cold water, but she and Chat had a duty to the city, so patrol they would, regardless of the danger of heatstroke.

Chat sighed gustily and flopped a hand in her general direction. “Imagine I just said something really great about holding your hand. It’s too hot to think up lines.”

Ladybug laughed through her groan despite herself. “It’s too hot for holding hands, too.”

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Advice For Your First Year At University

So now my first year at university is over, I thought I would reflect on the year gone by and come up with a list of 10 things I would tell new students starting this September. This is just from my personal experience but I think they are some valid tips and definitely things I will be taking on board going into my next year.

1. Go to your lectures!: Trust me, the extra sleep in the morning might seem worth it at the time but it makes it a lot easier to keep up with the work load if you actually turn up

2. Use your breaks: Try to use those free hours between lectures wisely. Go over what was on the previous lecture, revise some other notes or catch up with some extra reading. Then you’ll have a lot less to do in the evenings/weekends so you’ll have time for recreational/social activities

3. Set a budget and stick to it: It doesn’t have to be super detailed, but work out how much you have to spend each week/month/term and make sure you budget enough for your essentials (rent, food, travel) to save yourself living off whatever is left in your fridge whilst you wait for your next student finance installment

4.Stop looking at everyone else: It’s easier to look at other people and think they’re doing more work than you, they’re going out more than you, they’re doing better on tests and assignments. But at the end of the day, you’re at university for yourself. Focus on what you’re doing and stop stressing about everyone else

5. Try new study methods: You might have found that up until now, you’ve gotten through tests by using one set method of studying that works for you. But people often find at university that this suddenly won’t cut it anymore. In the first few weeks, try a few different methods of taking notes and going over them to see what works for you. Using a combination of methods to try and learn things can often work a lot better at helping you to retain information than just one

6. Talk things out with your flatmates: Some people find they get on great with their flatmates, and for some people they hardly talk to them. Either way, there are bound to be troubles between you all at some point, whether it’s an argument over dishes in the sink or someones disagreeable personality. Passive aggressive post it notes or posting on facebook might seem like a great idea, but it’s better to take someone aside or try and get together as a flat to talk about things and try to resolve issues. Remember, whether you’re best mates or not, you have to live with these people.

7.Bring your own food/drink: It might seem like a pain to make a lunch to bring into university with you, but in the long run it’s a lot cheaper than buying meal deals every day. If you like hot food, try making food in bulk and split it into multiple tupperwares that you can easily take in with you each day. (These can be frozen to last longer and easily reheated in a microwave)   You can also do this with leftovers from your dinner. Same goes for hot drinks, rather than an expensive costa, just make your own and bring it in a flask. 

8. Take opportunities when they arise: University is the perfect place to get involved and try new things so don’t let this go to waste. Try joining a society, whether it’s something you’ve done before or something you’ve never heard of. Go to events you hear about, volunteer for positions within the university, try and get involved best as you can. You’ll need ways to take a break from studying and it’s a great way to meet new people. Plus, some things will look great on your CV

9. Don’t overload yourself: Although it’s great to do as much as possible, you need to know your own limits. There might be 10 societies you have an interest in but it’s not going to be realistic for you to do all these on top of your studies and other interests. Don’t feel pressured to do every single thing the university has to offer. Sometimes all you’ll want to do is laze in bed on a Saturday, and that’s okay!

10. Take care of yourself: University can be really tough. For some of you, it’ll be the first time you’ve ever lived by yourself. There’s a lot of new pressures you’ll experience and there will be times you breakdown and struggle to cope. Talk to your friends and family or make use of the support the university offers. And if you find that your mental health is suffering because of all the work, take a break. Go have a chat with some friends, play an instrument, read a book, take a walk or even just a long shower. It’s okay to have bad days, and remember it is okay to ask for help.

Warning ⚠️: Smut

A long time ago, when Elijah met Celeste, Kol also met you, at the time everyone thought you were a princess and your appearance was completely different. You were Kol’s true love and everyone could see that, you were his Angel and he was your Fox.

No one knew you were actually an angel who decided to make a deal with The Throne you begged them to let you experiment a human life and thanks to that you met Kol, you were both deeply in love with each other. But the day Kol was proposing to you, his brother Klaus put a silver dagger in his heart, putting him to sleep.

You waited for Klaus to reason and un-dagger him but he refused and you eventually died, when you came back to Heaven you were destroyed, you couldn’t live the life you wanted with the one you love.

The Throne felt a huge admiration for you so they offered you to go back to life as the guardian angel of the Mikaelson’s this time with your original appearance. Of course you agreed, the only condition was that you couldn’t tell them who you were or your actual propose.

A year and a half later, you were now one of the most important people for the Mikaelson’s, even Klaus. But a new threat came on your way, now Kol and Finn were back from the dead, you wanted to tell Kol that it was you.

But you couldn’t, you would be punished so you shut up and let Davina stay with him, of course it hurt but life was that way, you were Kol’s true love but he needed to move on and if his happiness was now with Davina, then so be it.

“Y/N!” Hayley gasped running over to you, you looked at her confused
“What’s wrong Hayley?” You asked now concerned

“Kol” she said and your heart stopped for a moment “Finn hexed him and he’s dying” your eyes opened widely
“Where is he?!” You asked terrified
“At the cemetery” she said and you waisted no time before holding Hayley’s wrist and transport the both of you to the cemetery, you entered the coven finding Kol laying on Davina’s lap.

He was dead pail, blood flowing down his mouth and watery eyes, you couldn’t help but rush over to him and caress his cheek on your hand “Don’t worry, it would be okay” you spoke softly, a single tear running down your cheek.

“Back off” you instructed everyone, they couldn’t help but exchange puzzled expressions
“Y/N, what ar-” Rebekah asked but you cut her off
“I’M GONNA SAFE HIS LIFE, BACK OFF” you yelled, everyone including Kol seemed surprised at your behavior but they complied.

You took a deep breath before letting your wings show, they glowed so bright in the dark place and they slowly went back down, your wings were the color of a pearl and the feathers were so long and thin.

No one could stop looking at them, specially Kol and Davina.

You moved your hands in slow and delicate motions making a crystal ball appear, you gave the ball to Rebekah, who kneeled by your side as you moved closer to Kol.

“Your gonna be fine fox, I promise” you said, Kol’s eyes opened widely and everyone stared at you in awe, there was only one person that called him fox, and that was you.

You put your hands in his chest and closed your eyes, you focused on his soul and there you saw it, the black aura that surrounded his soul, you slowly pulled your hands away from his chest, pulling the black aura with you, your hands started to burn but you couldn’t stop, you needed to get the hex out of him.

You could feel the blood on your hands, a few drops failing to the floor “Y/N stop!” Elijah said but you ignored him, tears falling down your cheeks due to the pain inside you.

Kol seemed to get better, the light within his eyes started to show again, his breathing was normal again slowly.

After some moments later you managed to get the hex out of him with the strength you had left you managed to place the aura inside the crystal ball, suddenly the room started to move slightly, making you feel dizzy, but Rebekah held you in place.

“I’m okay” you mumbled

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Everyone was out, except for you and Kol and the relationship between the two of you was really tense since everyone discovered your real identity, for that you stayed on your room.

“Y/N, we need to talk” Kol said entering the room, you took a step back
“There’s nothing to talk about” you said simply, Kol closed the door and your heart skipped a beat
“Angel…” he whispered and you shook your head

“No, don’t call me that” you pleaded as he started to walk towards you, your sight still on the floor “You have Davina now” you reminded him, finally looking into his eyes, he caressed your chin with his thumb. “Kol stop” you stated firmly getting away from him, you tried to walk away but he grabbed your hand making you turned to him

“I’m not gonna loose you, not again” before you could say something he brought his lips to yours and you melted into the kiss, you tried to pull away but your body and soul screamed for Kol and you couldn’t hold back anymore.

His hands wondered all over your body and yours went to his hair, he bit your lip making you moan into the kiss, a smile drawn on his lips, he laid you down on the bed, breaking apart. “I’ve missed you so much” he whispered on your lips as you cupped his face in your hands, he left a trail of wet kisses from your cheek to your collarbone. “My sweet, sweet angel” he whispered.

You sit up and let Kol take out your dress, leaving you in underwear he pulled his shirt over his head throwing it to the floor as he started kissing your neck, you brought him closer holding him in place as he swiftly pulled your panties off, you shivered feeling the cold air in between your legs.

You helped him unbutton his jeans and he pulled away to finally take them off, you finally switched positions and now you were on top, you started to grind on his crotch as your fingertips touched the waistband of his shoulders,he grabbed your legs and smirked “Don’t tease me like that angel” you licked your lips before finally take his boxers off.

He unclasped your bra leaving completely exposed to him, he wondered all over your body, your chest, hips, and every small part of your body, a dreamy smile upon his lips and he started kissing your breast making you jolt.

He held your hips as he continued to pleasure your while his other hand massaged your other breast “Kol” you gulped and he put you down and kissed your stomach, he stopped as he slides his fingers inside your thighs to were you needed him the most.

He slowly thrusted his fingers inside you, your walls clenched at his digits as he started pumping in and out of your core and you couldn’t help but cry out in pleasure. Then he took his fingers out of you making you whimper at the loss, he lowered himself to your core and he kissed you provoking a sea of sensations you thought you would never feel again.

His ministrations were turning even more passionate and rough, he grabbed your thighs and you kept him in place by gripping onto his dark locks, his tongue went all over making you feel on the clouds “Don’t stop” you whimpered and he complied, the knot on your stomach growing, he stops and without warning he thrust into you.

You both moaned at the feeling of being inside each other, he placed one of your legs in his waist giving him more access to you, you placed your hands on his shoulders as you moan his name in his ear like a silent prayer. He reached in between your bodies and stimulated your core.

Finally you both reached the edge, the pleasure washing all over you.

Kol tugged a lock of your hair in your ear and nuzzled your cheek with his thumb, staring into your eyes “I love you” he said smiling and you smiled back before kissing him ones more.