Did you ever have a genuine psychic/medium experience?
Although many readings can be attributed to cold readings or sheer coincidence sometimes it’s uncanny how accurate psychics/mediums can be. Here’s a collection of supposedly genuine experiences from threads. If you have an experience feel free to tag me @sixpenceee!
I never believe in palm /card readings. I don’t actually believe in it nowadays. BUT when I was in 9th grade, my friend took me with her to a fortune teller so she can have her future read. Surprisingly she mentioned about her love dilemma, a blonde guy and dark haired guy. She was completely convinced about her reading powers while I was meh… We’re teenagers, it’s natural we’ll find ourselves in situations like this. And then she predicted the scores she’ll get at the exams when you finish high school (in our country there are some mandatory subjects for the exams, thus multiple numbers) she guessed that right. If I think really hard about probabilities and stuff I can find a logic explanation to that as well.
About 5 years ago I saw a psychic that a family friend had told me was the real deal. I went in skeptical and came out a believer.
She used tarot cards and knew things that could have been lucky guesses, like that I had just bought a house and was renovating it, but she also knew specific things that no one else could have known.
The most amazing part of the whole thing was that she knew that I had some complications with my hormones and had a surgery in the past that would make getting pregnant very difficult, but she told me Despite all this, I would have a baby later in life. Toward the end of the reading she hands me the tarot cards and tells me to shuffle them. Then tells me to ask three questions in my mind one at a time. I decided to really test her authenticity so the first question I decided to ask was am I going to have children, and halfway through laying the five cards down, she stops and looks at me and scolds me saying “I already told you that you were going to have one child!” hah this is when I knew.
This was before I was born. My mom had a neighbor who was a grandpa who could see the future. He told my mom that my sister would be really sick when she became a preteen and not to worry because she’d be okay. When my sister was a preteen she was diagnosed with cancer and after a year and a half she was perfectly fine. My mom was pregnant with me when she met him again and he told her that I would be a c-section baby. My mom already knew this and said she had scheduled the c-section already since I was breach but he was adamant that she would have me on a certain day and that the c-section wouldn’t go on the planned day. I was born on the exact day he predicted.
Nothing too crazy but the fact that he knew that my sister would be sick and would be okay is crazy to me. He also didn’t want any money and approached my mom and asked if he could do a reading for her.
“I couldn’t ask for a better group of friends to have in this room tonight, thank you so much for being here, all of you.” At his first ever solo show last night, Harry Styles spoke to the audience as if they were the organisers of his surprise birthday party rather than a crowd of strangers. But the intimacy felt appropriate: the former One Direction member is more familiar with Wembley Stadium and Madison Square Gardens than a tiny, sweaty room on the corner of Highbury and Islington roundabout.
On his Twitter feed, Styles announced at 8am on Saturday morning that a surprise gig would be taking place that evening at The Garage in London, ahead of his larger tour later this year to promote his debut solo album (the self-titled Harry Styles). Tickets were only available, for £10, if bought from the box office in person, and even then you could only buy one. All proceeds were to go to The Little Princess Trust, the charity that the singer donated his hair to last year, which provides wigs to children experiencing hair loss. Dedicated fans jumped out of bed seconds later to buy tickets, some still in their pyjamas.
The atmosphere inside was giddy as a result, ticket-holders delirious with luck. Styles, dressed in a frankly outrageous pink satin Gucci suit with embroidered dragons snaking up his thighs, seemed genuinely excited to be there too, telling the crowd he was “overwhelmed” by their support. “This is my first show in a long time. My first show ever. So it’s a night I won’t forget,” he said, adding “You might not be able to tell from my monotone voice, but I am having a great time.”
His years of experience in one of the music industry’s most polished pop bands are clear to see: for what was essentially a warm-up show, this was a sleek performance. Delivering his new album in its entirety, Styles was most impressive when letting loose on rockier, more upbeat tracks Only Angel and Kiwi (the latter saw women at the front form a mosh pit), or exuding Seventies sex appeal on Woman and Carolina.
Unlike at the rehearsal he held last week, he did not stage dive. “Let me tell you,” he explained of the much-reported calamitous attempt (which saw him knock a fan to the floor). “It doesn’t feel one third as cool as you think it does.”
As well as his solo material, Styles performed two other songs: an experimental riff on Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam” and a much-loved One Direction track he has a writing credit on, “Stockholm Syndrome”. “You may or may not know the words,” Styles deadpanned, as the crowd screamed at the opening notes.
One of the loudest cheers of the entire event went not to the main man, but his drummer Sarah Jones, who has delighted Styles’s mostly female fanbase with her performances over the past few weeks. “Alright, that’s enough,” the star joked after introducing her. “That’s why she’s at the back.”
It’s a joy to watch Styles interact with a smaller crowd. He has a knowing, teasing relationship with fans, at one point asking the audience, “How you doing down there? You look very warm. There’s a smell…” But, this ribbing aside, his desire that everyone present have the best possible time was obvious, as he paused the show to check on a fan struggling with the heat, and sung Happy Birthday to another the front. It’s this combination of charm, ease, flamboyance, and an actually very good singing voice that sets Styles apart from his former bandmates and many of his peers. Could this be the rock star British pop music needs? - The Telegraph
You know how in D&D-style fantasy settings, elves’ appearances and abilities always seem to be reflected in their dwellings?
Like, high elves live in tall towers, and wood elves live inside hollow trees, and dark elves live in caves, and whatnot.
A funny notion just occurred to me: what if that reflection goes the other way?
That is, rather than favouring dwellings that match their idiom, elves actually transform - physical appearance, personality, magical talents and all - to reflect the aesthetics and attributes of whatever they happen to live in.
So you’d also have, like, one-room apartment elves, and bungalow elves, and mobile home elves, and lakefront cabin elves, and tin-roofed-shack-in-the-woods elves, and so forth.
Plus: Styles may set a Nielsen-era record for the biggest sales launch for a U.K. male act’s debut album.
Harry Styles is heading for a No. 1 bow on the Billboard 200 chart with his self-titled debut album, according to industry forecasters. Though it’s early in the tracking week (the album was released on May 12 through Erskine/Columbia Records), sources suggest the set could earn over 250,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending May 18. Of that sum, perhaps 200,000-210,000 (or more) could be in traditional album sales.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The top 10 of the new June 3-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Styles could debut at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, May 21. (In the meantime, the May 27-dated list’s top 10 is still waiting in the wings, and Logic’s Everybody is on course to bow at No. 1. That chart’s top 10 is due to be unveiled on May 14.)
Considering Styles’ current sales forecast, the British-born act is on track to score the largest debut sales week for a U.K. male artist’s first full-length album since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991. (Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour has the current record, with 166,000 sold in its first week, back in 2014, according to Nielsen. The album debuted and peaked at No. 2.)
If Styles debuts at No. 1, he will be just the second U.K. male artist to bow atop the list with their first album in the 61-year history of the Billboard 200. He would follow his former One Direction bandmate, Zayn, who entered at No. 1 with Mind of Mine on the list dated April 16, 2016 (with 157,000 units and 112,000 in traditional album sales). -Billboard
I don’t want to hide these very useful apps from you. I have been using Proko’s skelly app (left in the row) for quite a while now, where you can position a skeleton the way you need it to have a reference. You can also light the model and use a mannequin figure, but you don’t have muscles or realistic surfaces. It’s a perfect way to understand how the underlying anatomy behaves in 3D space. It works fine on the iPad, not so much on the old smart phone I used before, and costs 6.99 dollars.
The second one is called ArtPose, the third ArtPose FE. They’re basically the same app – one male, one female – with the same functions. You can choose from different body types, hair styles, hand poses, set your pose, light and camera. Priceless! For 2.99 dollars each.
PS I don’t own the rights for these pictures, but as I consider this to be free advertising for them, I guess the creators might be fine with it. And no, nobody pays me for sharing them ;)
When Harry Styles sets off for Provincetown, MA from his tiny hometown of Kerkhoven, MN, he’s facing an uncertain future. He’s always planned to leave, just…not like this. When he meets a gorgeous cabaret performer on his first night in P-town, little does he know how his life is about to change, or how much he has yet to learn. When they become more than just friends, Louis makes it clear he’s not looking for anything serious, but at least, Harry consoles himself, they’ll always be friends. Over one extraordinary summer, Harry learns to navigate life on his own through a journey of self-discovery and sexual awakening. But when Harry’s past tragically reappears in his life, will his friendship with Louis be able to hold on?
Art by the amazing artist, Elliott @blueylouie . I’ve never worked with an artist before, and it was an incredible experience. Mainly, he did his thing and I just went WOW and cried a bit (a lot).
This fic has been in the works for nine and a half months. There are so many people I have to thank, I don’t even know where to begin.
So, SO many people have supported me in the writing process from the very beginning and I love you guys, so much. My Squadron, my Oop for It friends, my Larrying friends. I hope you know how much I love you and how much you have made a difference in my life with so much more than just writing.
To my advance readers and betas. To Stacy, daysundercover, a-writerwrites, femmequixotic and noeeon - you lovely, lovely people. I cannot thank you enough for your help, your support, your criticisms and the push to keep writing when I got lazy. THANK YOU SO MUCH and a million kisses to each of you.