stand for what you believe

rain || peter parker x reader

here’s a little somnth somnth for y'all while i get some other writing done and have been so busy. its really nothing, and kinda pointless, but i really like the rain and my fan calls be weird for it. idk thats kinda where the idea sparked. enjoy!!

tags : @running-outta-time @munalisax @i-just-wanna-run-hell

words : 1194

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Originally posted by petrparkered


It was times like these you enjoyed the most. You enjoyed the incessant tapping of the droplets on pavement. You loved the way the clouds turned grey and the atmosphere felt dark; almost lonely to most, except you. You found comfort in the wet weather; you felt at home, not alone.

Your family called you weird for your love of the weather. For them it’s always been sunshine and light breeze like most others. ‘They just don’t get me.’ You’d always think, ‘But I like being the weird one.’

Along with the rain, you felt comfort in knowing you were original, you liked it. No matter how lonely it could be when the tapping on the roof stopped. You found solace in it.

Most kids in school found you the weird girl for your personality. You’d always been a girl of few words, only spoke when needed; but a dreamer, that you were. You were always in your own little world, oblivious to the others who stared at you as if you were an alien.

There were times when the streets were empty because of how hard and fast the drops of water would fall from the sky and you’d simply bask in it as if it were the last time you’d see the beauty in the world. ‘And that’s what makes me weird I guess,’ when you’d stand in the rain, ‘I see hope as much as despair when I stand here.’

That’s what you believed was beauty. Standing in one of the imperfections that the world gave us. Rain gave hope to flowers, and grass, and anything wanting to grow into something more; but it sent others into a depression, it’s around to remind you of the worse that’s happened before as water tapped onto everything below it.

An hour before the Science and Technology school you attended ended, rain had begun pour down like no tomorrow. All the water distracted the kids in classes; they groaned and moaned at the thought of having to walk home in that. You, however, sat in class quietly as you smiled to yourself.

The moment school had ended, students jumped out of their seats. When they’d made it out of the school, they all darted in each and every direction, trying to find the closest possible way to get home. Like them, you jumped out of your seat and out of school; but stopped outside. You stood in the pouring rain, looking up and letting the cool drops fall down your face. You searched the sky for nothing, examining the dark clouds before being interrupted by a voice behind you,

“Hey,” you turned to face the source of the voice, “Do…, Are you okay?”

It was boy about your age, presumably who went to the school. It took you a few moments to remember that he was in your Math class. He was incredibly smart, and nervous.

‘Peter Parker.’

You smiled at him as he looked at you in concern, “I’m fine.”

He nodded, giving an estranged look as you turned your back to him again, “Are you sure? ‘Cause I could walk you home if you want, I mean if you don’t exactly know where you’re going. The rain can be a lot sometimes.”

Your head tilted back upwards, smiling lightly as your eyes squinted to prevent the droplets from blinding you, “I like it when the rain’s a lot.”

You could barely hear his footsteps coming in your direction over the rain until he stopped right beside you. Your shoulders had been grazing his ever so lightly. Peter tilted his head up as you did, squinted at the sky in confusion, “What’re you looking at?”

You hummed something that sounded like, ‘I don’t know’, before moving your head down and to the side to face the boy.

You watched as he realized you had been looking at him. He moved his face to the side too, only inches away from yours. You tilted your head to the side a bit, examining the boy’s features. Reaching up, you put one of your hands on his face, cupping his cheek lightly. His eyes widened slightly as you did so, not sure of what to do then.

“Most would just run out of this,” you spoke up, still looking at the boy, “Do you think I’m weird?”

Peter didn’t know why, but he’d felt a pang of pain in his chest after hearing the last couple of words come out of your mouth sounding so desperate and curious. The thought of you getting called names for, presumably, standing out in the rain the way you were made him feel a great deal of sympathy and defensiveness for you.

“No.”

Your face broke into a broad smile, dropping your hand from his face and turning back to the sky, “Thanks.”

Peter turned back as well, moving his hands up to push down the hood of his sweater, exposing his damp hair to the showers of weather. His eyes moved to the side, only glimpsing at you as his head stayed in the same position. He watched as your eyes closed, humming lightly and all expression leaving your face.

“Why do people call you weird?”

You stayed the same as you answered Peter, “Because I do this. Because I like it.”

Peter shrugged, “Why do you like it?”

You let out a sigh like laugh at the curious boy before turning serious, voice small as your face stayed the same towards the sky, “I don’t feel alone here.”

He’d felt his heart drop slightly. He couldn’t understand why anyone would call you weird; the reason you stood out here was one of the most innocent and pure things he’d ever heard.

“You wouldn’t mind if I stood here with you for a bit longer, right?”

Your face broke out into a grin, as did his, turning your head to him, laughing and shaking your head, “No, I don’t mind.”

You stood in silence with the boy for a few moments, staring at each other with curious expressions, searching one another when you’d before you spoke up again, “I want to move to London after school, you know. It rains a lot there.”

Peter, who’d begun leaning in slightly, responded dazed, “Yeah,” his eyes shot down to your lips and back up to your eyes, “London doesn’t sound that bad when now that I think about it.”

You giggled slightly when he nudged his nose playfully into yours once he’d gotten close enough. You saw water drip down his face, some falling into his mouth that was slightly agape. You leant forward and brushed your lips over his, waiting for him. He pressed his lips onto to yours, so lightly, as if you’d break if he pressed any harder. Your lips melded into each other perfectly, sending chills down your spin.

After breaking apart, you both turned back to the sky, smiling. Peter, still shoulder to shoulder with you, put your smaller hand into his; fitting perfectly into each other.

“Well,” you spoke softly, “I guess you’re weird now too.”

Peter smiled, “Maybe I like being the weird one.”

anonymous asked:

What do you think about Bernie still standing and fighting for what he believes whilst Hillary has seemingly vanished from the face of the earth?

1) Bernard is a sitting senator. He doesn’t get extra plaudits for doing his job.

2) Hillary has been front and centre in politics for 30 years. As a lawyer, as First Lady of Arkansas and then the country, as New York senator and as SecState. From April 2015, she WAS the front line against Trump and all he stood for. She was out there every single day for a year and a half offering a viable, experienced, informed, dedicated and - yes - progressive alternative to Trump. When you ask the question “What was this person doing to fight Trump?”, Hillary Rodham Clinton was standing up and saying “PICK ME. I’M 69 AND I WILL FORGO A CALM AND HAPPY RETIREMENT IN ORDER TO SPEND EVERY DAY OF HOPEFULLY THE NEXT EIGHT YEARS OF MY LIFE FIGHTING FOR YOU AGAINST THIS KIND OF BULLSHIT. PICK ME. I’M READY. I’M WILLING. PLEASE.”

And what did she get for it? The same patronising, sexist bullshit she got the 30 years prior. A primary opponent who falsely introduced an entire generation to her as ‘The Goldman Sachs Lady’. A legion of “concerned liberals” in key swing states voting for Jill Fucking Stein in numbers that made up the vote-difference and more. Twitter Eggs and Facebook Bros saying “She’s just as bad if not worse than Trump.” WORSE THAN TRUMP. SERIOUSLY. And that wasn’t enough. As a final slap in the face, despite winning 3 million more votes than THAT opponent, despite being educated and capable and experienced and diligent and caring and ready, she was denied the office she respected so deeply, (in contrast to the coward who sits in it now), denied the opportunity to serve the country she was willing to sacrifice her Golden Years for on a technicality, through an arcane, archaic system. And just to make sure she wasn’t allowed to end this farce with even the faintest shred of dignity, faithless electors stripped her of electoral college votes she DID win, instead voting for the male primary opponent she FAIRLY beat by every democratic metric, a woman who didn’t even run for President, and a Republican. Oh, and then be told “Bernie would have won.”

If Hillary had been elected, Bernard wouldn’t HAVE to be “still standing and fighting.” Sure, he’d be working. He’d be doing his damn job. He’d be making sure the progressive wing of the Democratic party was heard.

But would President Hillary Clinton have signed a Muslim ban? Would President Hillary Clinton have moved to repeal the ACA on day one? Would President Hillary Clinton have appointed an Education Secretary who literally hasn’t got the first clue about the education system? Would President Hillary Clinton have picked an Attorney General who actively tried to withhold voting rights from Black America? Would President Hillary Clinton have named to her inner circle, and to high-ranking governmental positions, people with strong, evidential ties to hostile foreign powers? The answer to those questions and more would be a resounding “HELL FUCKING NO.” But she was never given the opportunity to prove that. Because she gave a few speeches. And because she sent a few emails. And because her husband was the figurehead of a charitable foundation.

So if, as a private citizen, Hillary wants to walk her dogs in the woods for a bit, so she should. Lord knows she earned it. She played her part, and she was burned for it. She deserved better than the vitriol to which she was subjected in the election, and she deserves better than the scorn with which she’s now treated by people who chose not to tick the box because they wanted to cling to their vain, ill-measured notion of ideological purity. She’s not the one who should be paying the price for the fucking godawful cock up swing state voters made.

Thank you SO much for asking what I’m sure you intended to be a purely innocuous question, and my apologies that you got the brunt of my intense frustration - I’ve been holding that inside for rather a long time. It feels good to get it out.

Oh. One final thing. Please might I direct your attention to Hillary’s twitter feed - I think you’ll find she’s far from ‘vanished’.

Reassurance for the Signs

Aries: You aren’t too excited for actually showing your emotions when you feel them. You’re strong for being able to express them the way you do.

Taurus: You aren’t boring for not wanting to take risks. It’s perfectly fine to want to understand what’s happening next, to know before making decisions that may have negative consequences. Not only that, but sticking to an opinion doesn’t make you irrational- it proves that you stand for what you believe in.

Gemini: You aren’t bothering people when you talk about what makes you happy. Your smile is gorgeous and what you have to say is fascinating.

Cancer: It’s okay to sometimes be upset. It’s okay to have bad days; days where you don’t want to be creative or optimistic. You don’t have to be happy and smiling and laughing all the time- it simply isn’t possible.

Leo: You aren’t a jerk for having the ability to love yourself or for wanting others to compliment you. We all deserve appreciation, but we all have insecurities and need reassurance from time to time. Some people just refuse to admit it.

Virgo: You aren’t a drag for wanting to point out mistakes. It’s okay to crave perfection, and it’s okay to want things to be just right. That’s normal.

Libra: You aren’t weak for avoiding conflict or wanting peace. Fighting isn’t always a good thing, and you understand that. You aren’t desperate or needy for wanting to be surrounded by friends, either.

Scorpio: There’s nothing wrong with having difficulty trusting people. There isn’t a problem with wanting to know others before letting them know you. Vulnerability can be terrifying- and you can see that.

Sagittarius: You’re not shallow just because you have difficulty staying in long relationships. You aren’t a bad person if your future plans don’t involve settling down with a partner or partners, and having a bunch of kids.

Capricorn: You aren’t a monster for not wanting to express emotions. It’s easier to deal with fact only, and to avoid emotions entirely. They can be difficult, and oftentimes the truth is easier to deal with.

Aquarius: You aren’t broken for not being able to understand everyone’s emotions. Feelings are confusing; not everyone can understand them perfectly, and there’s no magical way to figure them out.

Pisces: You’re not delusional for wanting to imagine better things instead of facing reality all the time. It’s okay. We all should take time to make ourselves feel good, even if that means being unrealistic.

Saturn Signs

Saturn is a teacher, your Saturn Sign symbolizes what you have to learn in life, the challenges you must face. Your Saturn Sign describes your ambitions, material status and work.

Aries: independent, persevering, strategic, resourceful, egocentric, stubborn, unsympathetic
Lesson: To take charge of your own destiny, stand up for what you believe in, learn to love yourself

Taurus: materialistic, wise, realistic, methodical, concentrated, stubborn, judgmental
Lesson: To see the value in what is intangible rather than material, learn not to fear going without, materials don’t make the man

Gemini: learned, witty, practical, versatile, observant, self-doubting, pessimistic
Lesson: To trust yourself and your intuition, understand yourself and how you think, to find balance between reason and intuition

Cancer: protective, ambitious, subtle, level-headed, inhibited, cold, self-serving
Lesson: To let yourself feel, trust your emotions, understand how and why you feel the way you do

Leo: commanding, dignified, warm, controlled, inhibited, defensive, egotistical
Lesson: To find balance between leading and dictating, to have confidence without ego, don’t fear failure

Virgo: precise, realistic, attentive, conscientious, stern, critical, anxious
Lesson: To find the balance between self-denial and -indulgence, to discipline yourself without denying

Libra: loyal, impartial, tactful, dignified, idealistic, indecisive, insincere
Lesson: To discover and maintain your personal identity, draw the line between others and the self, to bring order to the world around you

Scorpio: purposeful, disciplined, persevering, determined, ruthless, rigid, insensitive
Lesson: How to effectively use your power, to be powerful without being controlling, how to use your energy

Sagittarius: loyal, devoted, energetic, concentrated, self-righteous, prideful, hypocritical
Lesson: To build up your moral or religious values and use them to empower both yourself and others, do not allow the dogma of others to hold you back

Capricorn: hardworking, disciplined, ambitious, independent, repressed, cold, unprincipled
Lesson: To know your role in the world, understand time as a tool rather than your enemy

Aquarius: observant, open-minded, humanitarian, genuine expression, individualistic, cold, insincere connections
Lesson: To find balance between freedom and structure, don’t restrict yourself with your attempts to bring order

Pisces: wise, self-sacrificing, humanitarian, imaginative, timid, withdrawn, undisciplined
Lesson: To use your experiences to help others, to serve as a teacher, overcome your suffering in order to better yourself

I have learned, By Omer B. Washington

I’ve learned- that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

I’ve learned- that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.

I’ve learned- that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

I’ve learned-that no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I’ve learned- that it’s not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.

I’ve learned- that you should never ruin an apology with an excuse.

I’ve learned- that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you’d better know something.

I’ve learned- that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do.

I’ve learned- that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I’ve learned- that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I’ve learned- that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I’ve learned- that you can keep going long after you can’t.

I’ve learned- that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I’ve learned- that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I’ve learned- that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.

I’ve learned- that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I’ve learned- that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I’ve learned- that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I’ve learned- that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I’ve learned- that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

I’ve learned- that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I’ve learned- that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.

I’ve learned- that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

I’ve learned- that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it.

I’ve learned- that your family won’t always be there for you. It may seem funny, but people you aren’t related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren’t biological.

I’ve learned- that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you are to learn to forgive yourself.

I’ve learned- that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

I’ve learned- that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I’ve learned- that a rich person is not the one who has the most, but is one who needs the least.

I’ve learned- that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.

I’ve learned- that we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I’ve learned- that you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

I’ve learned- that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I’ve learned- that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.

I’ve learned- that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

I’ve learned- that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I’ve learned- that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

I’ve learned- that it’s hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people’s feelings, and standing up for what you believe.

I’ve learned- that people will forget what you said, and people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

So Good

Dating Archie Andrews Would Include:

  • Wearing his varsity jacket on chilly days.
  • Him serenading you in the pouring rain.
  • Lots of competitive banter and playful teasing.
  • Cheering for him at football games.
  • Helping him work for his dad on the weekends.
  • Steamy make out sessions in the music room.
  • Grabbing a milkshake at Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe.
  • Laying with him in bed late at night.
  • Pillow talk.
  • Him constantly asking Betty and Veronica for advice.
  • Him always showing up at your doorstep with flowers and chocolates.
  • Adorable nicknames.
  • Rough and passionate car sex.
  • Him checking you out during practice, and you pretending not to notice.
  • Icing his wounds whenever he gets into fights.
  • Him walking you to school every morning. 
  • Body kisses.
  • You being a complete catch, and him not knowing what to say.
  • Hooking up in the most inconvenient places.
  • Getting into trouble with him on a daily basis. 
  • Tummy rubs and tickle fights.
  • His friends absolutely adoring you.

Dating Veronica Lodge Would Include:

  • Faux-Lesbian Kissing™.
  • A surprise bouquet of magnolias waiting for you in the office.
  • Trying out for the cheerleading team together.
  • “As my mom likes to say, ‘There’s no wrong the right cupcake can’t fix.’”
  • Her taking an immediate liking to you.
  • Her helping you pick out outfits for school.
  • Suffering through Cheryl’s unnecessary tirades during assemblies.
  • You and her in your bedroom, dancing around and trying on sexy lingerie.
  • Making Archie and Betty insanely jealous.
  • Hers-and-hers mani-pedis.
  • Intimate picnics in secluded forests with expensive champagne.
  • Pool hopping.
  • Witty remarks and lovey-dovey compliments.
  • Listening to her entertaining anecdotes about New York.
  • Nuzzling noses.
  • Her escorting you to fancy events thrown on by prestigious socialites.
  • Always being her partner during labs and group activities. 
  • Standing up for what you believe in and advocating for equality. 
  • You both giving Cheryl a run for her money.
  • Getting revenge on douchebags who deserve it. 
  • Her using you as a canvas to test out new lipstick colors. 
  • You and her being extremely touchy-feely in public.

Dating Betty Cooper Would Include:

  • Supporting her through anxiety attacks.
  • Taking her out to the movies every Friday night.
  • Jamming out to her old records.
  • Surprising her late in the evening with a basket full of her favorite things.
  • Gushing to Kevin about how beautiful and lovely she is.
  • Gentle, slow-paced kisses. 
  • Always taking artsy photos of her whenever she’s not looking.
  • Playing with each other’s hair mindlessly during class.
  • Bringing her a carton of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream when she’s sick.
  • Stargazing.
  • Laying in her bed under an archway of fairy lights.
  • Coaching her on how to be assertive.
  • Black lace and fishnet tights.
  • Her always picking up after the first ring.
  • You two both wanting to adopt a dog. 
  • Watching the sun rise after a restless sleep.
  • You straightening her cheerleading uniform before every game.
  • Spending hours alone by the river together.
  • Keeping dream journals and picking flowers.
  • Taking spontaneous midnight drives and waking up in a new place each morning.
  • Doodling designs on every inch of her body. 
  • Wearing oversized sweaters and knee-length socks.
  • Crying over delicious peach cobblers and vintage Polaroids.

Dating Jughead Jones Would Include:

  • Editing his posts on the school’s website. 
  • Helping him through writer’s block. 
  • Hanging out with him under the bleachers.
  • Mentally cursing people who are assholes.
  • Being very overprotective of him. 
  • Wearing his beanie on certain occasions. 
  • Dry humor.
  • Playing detective.
  • Rooftop dates.
  • Him being flustered when you prove him wrong. 
  • Him tutoring you after school, even though you don’t need it. 
  • Nervous hand-holding.
  • Him checking up on you every second of every day. 
  • Long, endearing conversations.
  • Lighthouse adventures.
  • Him unable to stop bragging about you. 
  • Obsessing over literature and Star Wars.
  • Him being a stubborn butt during social gatherings, and you having to pull him out of his comfort zone. 
  • Sneaking around the campus after school hours.
  • You distracting him by being so unbearably cute. 
  • Soft touches. 
  • Cleaning up his work space whenever it gets too messy. 
  • Falling asleep with him on his old, worn-down mattress.
  • Forehead kisses.

I think about you everyday,
But I don’t feel the urge to dial your number today.
I think I’ve finally realized the person greeting me at the other end won’t be the person who resides in my heart but Someone who left in the middle of the night and robbed me of all my faith in people.
For the longest time, I hated you.
I couldn’t understand why you would leave me when I needed you the most.
I just couldn’t understand why you couldn’t do 10% of what I did for you all these years.
You had to be a rotten person with a rotten soul.
Right? Right? Right!
Wrong.
I think I’ve finally come to understand the fault in you and that in most others around me.
You aren’t a bad person.
You are just weak.
I was expecting strength from a person who wouldn’t even know what that is.
I was expecting courage from someone who was filled with cowardice from head to toe.
I can’t really blame you for being weak but I can learn to not surround myself with people who don’t match my strength.
When I use the word ‘weak’, it’s not what you think.
I cry. All the time.
I display my emotions like I own a boutique.
I have weekly breakdowns.
Sometimes, I get nightmares while doing daily chores.
None of that is being weak.
Being weak is running away.
It is being selfish.
It is not being able to stand up for what you believe in.
It is not being able to say what you feel.
It is seeing someone suffer and rolling your eyes.
It is lies instead of a vocabulary.

You are weak.
I can forgive you.
I understand you aren’t a bad person.
I forgive you.
I have the strength to do so.

Eight Lessons from Orphan Black

1. Never let anyone tell you that you aren’t worth anything. Because you are. You are worth more than you could ever imagine.

2. Never be afraid to stand up for what you believe in. Even when the world tries to knock you down, stand your ground.

3. Family isn’t just blood. Family is friends, lovers, and people you meet on the internet.

4. Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Show the world just how awesome you are!

5. If you love someone, be prepared to fight. People will tell you love isn’t worth it or you shouldn’t love so-n-so. Ignore them. Love who you love. Love doesn’t discriminate.

6. Family means everything so you better fight like hell to protect them. Stand your ground. Channel your inner Helena.

7. Don’t run away from your problems. It may seem like a good idea at the time, but eventually you will have to face them. 

8. When you love someone, hold them tight and don’t let go. Never let them doubt how much you care about them. Because one day they won’t be here anymore.


UPDATED LIST HERE:

http://minnesotamiracleman96.tumblr.com/post/164145068732/updated-lessons-from-orphan-black


Clone Club! Please add more. I know there are more lessons to be learned form Orphan Black. So add them. It doesn’t matter if they’re silly as long as they’re lessons learned from Orphan Black. I want to get this list as long as possible then somehow send it to the cast and crew so they can see all the lessons @orphanblack has taught us all. @orphanblack @bbcamerica

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SIDE A /// GOOD OUT HERE
A playlist for Taako and standing your ground for what you believe in.
(8tracks)(Spotify)

Polaroid - Imagine Dragons /// Let’s Face It I’m Cute - 11 Acorn Lane /// Emperor’s New Clothes - Panic! at the Disco /// Long Way Down - Robert DeLong /// Good Kid - Former Vandal /// Hologram - 3OH!3 /// Crossfire - Stephen /// Far Too Young to Die - Panic! at the Disco /// Take Me Back - Kongos

SIDE B /// UP IN FLAMES
A playlist for Lup and running ‘til you can’t run anymore.
(8tracks)(Spotify)

Werld is Mine - Raleigh Ritchie /// Royals - Lorde /// Primadonna - Marina and the Diamonds /// Young and Menace - Fall Out Boy /// House of Memories - Panic! at the Disco /// Blue Jeans - Lana Del Rey /// Bloodstream - Transviolet /// Down - Marian Hill /// The End of All Things - Panic! at the Disco

A Bridge To Greater Understanding Spread

A spread inspired by Wonder Woman

The Amazons were given to Mankind by Zues to act as a bridge to greater understanding, and to help them find peace among themselves. This spread is designed to help us achieve a greater understanding of ourselves, personally, so that we may be that bridge of greater understanding to others.

The world is full of evil, as evident by the daily news. But, this spread was made in hopes that it will help us better understand the world by understanding ourselves, and also remind us to stand in the gap when no one else will. 

This, to me, means being woke. You see the injustices, the inequalities, the racism and division of the peoples in this world…

People are deserving, even if we think they are not. We must look past all of the injustices, all of the evil we witness, to continue forward - to be like Diana and do what we can, when we can. 

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

1. & 2. Bracelets of Submission

  • A reminder of an injustice you have endured, and how it has strengthened you. How can you reach a greater understanding from these experiences?

3. Lasso of Truth

  • A hard truth that you have hidden away from yourself that needs to be dealt with. Is there something holding you back from being courageous and keeping you from embracing your greater understanding?

4. Antiope’s Tiara

  • How to bear the burdens that come with greater understanding. Being woke isn’t a walk in the park. The more you understand, the more burdens you bear. How can you best deal with your greater understanding?

5. The Shield

  • How to do to shield yourself from negative influence. How can you keep all the negativity of the bad things happening in the world from throwing you in to despair?

6. The Sword

  • An action that can be taken to provide the peace you wish to see in the world. Where and how do you begin to do more than you are doing now? How can you be a bridge to greater understanding for others?

7. The God-Killer

  • A closer look at what it is you are truly fighting for. What are your convictions about peace and your greater understanding? Who would you be if you did not stand for what you believe in?

This spread is certainly not a call to arms, and by no means a call for violent acts. This spread is for shadow work and introspection. What you do with this spread is for your own musings and I do not take responsibility for any of your actions.

This is one of my original spreads. If you use this spread for any promotional services please credit me accordingly!

once again, it’s me. i know i’ve been really problematic and on & off lately but i’m not 100% happy with this blog so i’ve deleted a ton of posts (all except some asks and original content and i think i want to change my tag system) but this is just a tiny (which will end up being very un-tiny) list of things i’m still learning.

  1. Wear the best shoes you can, because those shoes will take you to great places. (via shizuka todo from hana yori dango)
  2. you are owed nothing for your friendship
  3. memories are only as important as you make them
  4. the biggest decisions are often made at the worst times
  5. buy waterproof mascara because when your eyes glisten with tears, there is always one person who thinks your eyelashes have seen the universe
  6. medicine is something to never be ashamed of
  7. when it is dark and the whole world is silent, you are a god and unstoppable for the blood pounding in your veins is the loudest thing you can hear
  8. find someone you love who you think about at 2pm crossing a busy road, not a 2am when you’re all alone.
  9. sometimes people use you. it’s their loss.
  10. destroying is not bad. for destroying is simply a form of creating. it is the raw, unadulterated, powerful form of your thoughts.
  11. those empty notebooks you have can contain anything as long as you open them up.
  12. it is alright to cry everyday
  13. just like it is alright to not cry for months
  14. listen to the world and to silence for it is a tremendous feat to turn nothing into music. listen to the noises of the cosmos as we keep spinning and spinning and know it is the same sounds that the gods heard.
  15. you will probably never do work when you are meant to - but you should
  16. yes they could be the greatest thing that can ever happen to you. yes they can fill your sky with stars. yes they can capture all the world’s butterflies just to put in your stomach but it doesn’t mean they should. find someone who isn’t only there when it is dark.
  17. know when fruits and vegetables are in season
  18. the greatest feeling is closing 10+ tabs that you had for a project or ticking 10+ things off a list but never compromise on something you only half completed.
  19. it is better to walk with an empty bag knowing you have done work than to walk with a heavy bag and worries of all the work you have to do.
  20. there is never enough time
  21. you make mistakes and that’s alright
  22. stick to your morals because they will be the only thing that is always there. they are the discomfort when you are pressured into something else and they are the pride when you stand up for what you believe in.
  23. it is not cool to lie to yourself
  24. sometimes investments don’t work out. whether it’s money, time or love. 
  25. never measure the strength of a friendship by how long you’ve known each other.
  26. it is never not your choice.
  27. when the fingertips of dawn touch your bedroom window and mist covers everything like a blanket, the silence before the sun rises is when you hear the cries and songs of angels and all things thought to be legends.
  28. you are worth it. and most importantly
  29. you can do it.
Guess what? You have the power. The power to do what, you ask? The power to fight for your dreams. The power to stand for what you believe to be right. The power to make your own unique mark in this world like none other can.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
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Happy 27th Birthday, Jennifer Shrader Lawrence! (August 15th, 1990)
↳ My opinion is: You can have millions of dollars and a dream career, but if you’re not willing to stand up for what you believe, or if you see wrongdoing and don’t talk about it, then you have nothing. It’s the opposite of ‘Shut up and act!’ If you have a voice, use it. I don’t want to go into the grave just being like, ‘Well, I introduced the world to the Hunger Games movies and I bought a house on Coldwater! Goodnight!’ For me, it’s worth the criticism. The more criticism I get, the more the conversation is happening. 

How to be a queen 👸🏻

-appreciate yourself ! confidence is the most powerful look you can wear, and if you want to feel royal, accept your natural beauty
-wear LONG dresses/ robes, if you can get a long silk robe… do it!!!!
-make yourself or find yourself a crown that fits you
-spruce yourself up! dress up for yourself, do your make up, make people want to be you
-be kind, but assertive, always know when to say no
-stick to finer perfumes that last long, they give you a more grown up/ royal feel
-stand up for what you believe in
-wear your hair down or in a fancy updo (you wouldn’t want pigtails, ponytails, or something with a headband)
-take care of your skin!!!
-invest in some beautiful sheets to take artistic selfies of you glowing in them
-speak properly and with appropriate projection
-write fancy letters in beautiful ink
-primp, take a lovely bath with lavender oil

Beautify yourself from the inside. Be who you truly are and don’t be afraid to stand for what you believe in. You were born as who you are for a reason; live it fully and entirely.
—  Nicoke Addison @thepowerwithin