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those-ginger-tresses  asked:

Prompt to make up for 'shagneto'! Charles teaches Erik not to associate physical touch with pain :)


(how about we set this during First Class because, as we see in XMA, he is completely happy with Magda touching him ((FUCK YOU SINGER)))


Charles blinks as Erik slaps his hand away. “Um,” he says.

“Don’t touch me,” Erik snaps.


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Asteroid Energies

CHIRON*: The wounded healer. Shows your deepest wound and how to heal others. Strength and understanding through suffering. Salvation for the self through aiding others. Perseverance, wisdom, and teaching. Associated with Virgo and Sagittarius.

CERES*: The earth mother. Unconditional love. Shows where you feel most nurtured and how you demonstrate love and care to others. Mothering, tenderness, and support. Associated with Cancer.

PALLAS: The independent strategist. Shows source of intelligence, creativity and personal power. Courage, justice, and wisdom. Father/daughter relationship. Associated with Leo.

JUNO: The committed lover. Shows capacity for forming and maintaining meaningful relationships. Personal boundaries, intimacy, and sharing. How you demonstrate commitment and deep affection. Balance of authority and submission, power and vulnerability, giving and sharing, in relationships. Associated with Libra.

VESTA: The virginal self. Shows capacity for self-sufficiency and where you direct your devotion. Sense of trust, love and respect for the self. Personal potential, your pure essence. Chastity, intimacy, and sexuality. Integration and focus. Conscious self will in contact with the other, both people and environment. Associated with Virgo and Scorpio.

*Not technically asteroids. Chiron is classed as a minor planet and Ceres as a dwarf planet.

For my fellow Muslims who suffer from mental illness, I’d like to share a tip I learned from my wonderful counselor (who I miss so much now that I live out in the boonies and have no access to therapy services anymore).

She was non-Muslim, but upon learning that I was Muslim and learning a little about Islam and what I do during the day as a Muslim, ie praying five times a day, wudu, etc, she taught me to incorporate grounding techniques into my prayers as a way to keep consistent not only spirituality but also in my treatment of my OCD.

I tend to start missing prayer when I have an OCD related anxiety attack. So, she taught me to start using prayer when I’m having good days to teach myself to associate prayer with grounding techniques for when those bad days come. So, for example, every time you pray, either at the beginning, or the end, or both, do 10 deep breaths. Do some grounding techniques. The one she taught me was where you identify five things you can hear, five things you can feel, five things you can see and five things you can smell (if you can). And then, you go around again, this time finding four things of each, three things of each, two, one, etc. So, you do this during prayer (I usually do it afterwards when I do it) and you start implementing it before you have an anxiety attack. 

There is also another technique where you picture your problems written on the side of a train. In your mind, you see the train coming with your problems written on the side of it. You mentally watch the train go by, and then acknowledge the problem exists, but that you are not going to obsess over it, and then mentally watch the train go by, taking your obsessions over the problems with it. I tend to do that technique after making dua and talking to Allah about my problems, because then that helps me not to dwell after taking my worries to Allah and relieves my anxiety a bit.

I found this really helpful to help me not abandon prayer when I have a bad OCD day, or just a bad day in general, because I’ve associated my grounding techniques with prayer or dua, so now prayer is a calming experience for me, not just spiritually, but for treatment, as well. I’m not saying this is a perfect science or that you’ll never miss prayer again because of this, because I know those of us struggling with varying degrees of severity with mental illness will have some dark days. I’m just saying that this can helpful if prayer is something you would like to focus on while also coping with a mental illness. I hope it’s beneficial to someone out there.

so let me process some things. nick was there for harry to support him during his first live performance as a solo artist. just like he was there to help harry introduce himself to the world with his first solo single. just like harry was there for nick when he was saying goodbye to the nighttime, and then started his dream job as a radio 1 breakfast show host. just like harry was there for nick when he launched his very own fashion line.

and i do know all of these things, but am i capable of comprehend the magnitude of it all? of their entire journey, from nick teaching harry not to associate with strippers when they met properly at that gq dinner to them talking about wearing dog collars on the national radio. from spending christmas together after they’ve known each other only for a couple of months to still spending christmas together after all these years, cause they’ve practically become a family? am i able to wrap my head around it all? no, i am not. but i’d like to see someone try to tell me nick and harry don’t love each other

I don’t think some of y’all understand swing dancing is not easy and is so cute and fun and romantic and it involves a lot of lifts and is very fast and is usually seen as one of the more fun, flirtatious dances and I cannot believe that Matthew Daddario, out of all the possible types of dances, can swing dance like it literally makes me swoon how nerdy and adorable is he like swing dancing is like Danny and Sandy in Grease dancing with all the lifts and the spinning and the laughing and smiling like I want to swing dance with him so badly and do a hip lift with him and have him twirl me around and see him laugh and smile because he said people want to dance with him because he looks like he’s enjoying himself and I’m so emotional over this guys more emotional than I should be but Matthew Daddario can swing dance

i would write the worst bear shifter story honestly, it would end up being about a hairy chubby hermit who can’t turn in winter because that’s when bears hibernate

the protagonist seduces him by leaving picnic baskets on his front porch, teaching him to associate her with food

Rescue •P7•

Avengers x Reader

Masterlist | Rescue Masterlist | Part Six

Summary: reader is getting a tour of her new job at the Avengers tower, but happens to be the only one who notices an oncoming jet, about to crash into the building.

Word Count: 1781

Warnings: I don’t think any :))

A/N: this is a lot later than usual I’m so sorry, I had a lot of family and mental health things going on. But it’s here now. Sorry if it’s boring, just need some plot development. I present part seven 💛

“Okay, so this is plan for the next month or so.” Tony says, scrolling on his fancy tablet. I nod along at the plans he has prepared for me. After having a talk with him, telling him that I didn’t want to feel so useless, he quickly got me something to do.

When he swipes the tablet and it doesn’t move, he taps it violently. “Goddammit.” he says angrily. I frown. He grunts in frustration. I reach across the table and lightly lift the tablet from his hands, putting it down beside me. I tilt my head in question. He just looks at me with his jaw clenched.

“What’s wrong?” I prod. He sighs, trying to let off steam.

“What do you mean?” he tries to cover up. I give him a face.

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popartparade  asked:

How does one become more motivated and less procrastinate-y as an ENTP?

(Gif: Fred, Angel. ENTP.)

People of every type can struggle with procrastination. The real question to ask yourself is: why am I procrastinating? Is it general laziness? Do I not have sufficient information to finish my project? Am I poor at systematizing information (underdeveloped Ti) or figuring out how to retain details (lousy Si) so I do not feel sufficiently prepared? Does the task require extensive research that requires patience (Ti/Si)? Am I afraid of failure, which might reflect in public criticism (Fe)?

Once you can analyze your own motives, behaviors, and fears, you can logically talk your way through them and come up with ways to self-motivate. If you lack sufficient knowledge, which makes you delay, invent and strengthen your own system for amassing knowledge (Ti). Take detailed notes (Si) so that when you decide to tackle the entire project, you do not have to hunt for the details.

Procrastination can be tied to many things, but it sometimes stems from fear… of failure, of not being able to finish the job, of criticism, or not doing it perfectly (the latter can be a component of inferior Si obsession with details).

Tasks often take less time to do, then you waste in procrastinating about them. And the emotional high from being done with a task, not having it hanging over your head, and not needing to think about what a lousy person you are for not doing it yet, is immense. Once you become familiar with being done ahead of deadlines, having something to show for your time (rather than wasting time in procrastination), and the high of completion, you may enjoy it so much, you stop procrastinating.

Your motivation needs to be a strong sense of self worth; to value yourself enough to make the most of your time. If that does not work, begin a gradual process of training yourself in self-discipline with a rewards system. What do you love to do? Reward yourself with it, when you finish a task. Do not deprive yourself of things before you can finish a task (that teaches you negativity associated with self discipline) but associating pleasure with completion will give you positive inner sensations that will make you want to finish things.

Next time you find yourself procrastinating, ask yourself why you are doing this. Have a conversation with yourself full of questions and answers until you get to the root cause of why you do not want to do this particular task. Any answer is okay: I’m not feeling creative today. Fine. This will bring me into contact with someone from my past where there are hurt feelings involved. Legitimate. I signed up for this, but cannot find a good idea, and feel passionless about doing it otherwise. Okay. (Still, you gave your word, but you’ll be less impulsive next time.) It’s better when you know WHY you cannot get motivated on THIS task; knowing that can help you work past it.

This advice can be applicable to all types. =)

- ENFP Mod

Sometimes, we can continue our studying and schoolwork without motivation. It’s necessary. Other times, we need that boost of energy to drive us forward and remind us why we’re studying so hard. Here is a list of movies, documentaries, and (soon) series; please feel free to add to it and send in suggestions.


  • Dangerous Minds ➙ Based on the story of LouAnne Johnson, a former U.S. Marine, Dangerous Minds tells the story of a teacher trying to encourage teens from East Palo Alto, California, to take school seriously. This movie features unorthodox teaching methods, and changes to the curriculum designed to help the teacher connect with students.
  • Dead Poets Society ➙ This classic film about a teacher who encourages his students at a boarding school to break out of the status quo has inspired English students (and others) for years.
  • Educating Rita  ➙ This working class girl inspires her jaded professor to re-connect with his passion for teaching, while exploring issues of class in society.
  • Freedom Writers ➙ A group of at-risk high school students is inspired to live their dreams beyond high school — while learning the value of heard work and tolerance along the way.
  • Good Will Hunting  ➙ Will Hunting is a genius, but he doesn’t care to spend time in school. Instead, he hangs out with his friends and works as a janitor at MIT. However, he is discovered when he solves a difficult math problem. He eventually studies mathematics, while seeing a therapist in an attempt to get beyond some of his issues.
  • Homeless to Harvard  ➙ Living on the streets, a teenager returns to high school, earns her diploma and gets a college scholarship.
  • Legally Blonde ➙ Sorority president Elle Woods is met with an unexpected end to her relationship. Trying to prove she is intelligent, she studies and gets into Harvard, where she learns her calling.
  • Music of the Heart  ➙ Meryl Streep stars in this movie about the inspirational violin teacher, Roberta Guaspari, who encouraged children in New York City’s public school system. This uplifting story lets us see kids from East Harlem playing at Carnegie Hall.
  • Precious  ➙ This movie, based on a book, is about an obese and illiterate girl living in Harlem. Her family is dysfunctional, and Precious has been abused physically, mentally and sexually. However, she is inspired by a teacher in an alternative high school, and fights to improve her life — and the lives of her children.
  • School of Rock  ➙ A supremely entertaining movie about a washed up wanna-be rocker (Jack Black) who poses as a substitute teacher at a prep school. When finds that they are talented, he helps them learn about rock — and following their dreams.
  • Stand and Deliver  ➙ Another in the annals of classic education films, Stand and Deliver is based on the story of Jaime Escalante, the math teacher helping kids in East Los Angeles.
  • The Breakfast Club  ➙ These kids in Saturday detention are all defined by stereotypes. However, by getting to know each other, they are able to move beyond their own cliques and get to know each other. It’s an interesting look at the interplay between students in the education system.
  • The Great Debaters ➙ A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school’s first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.            
  • The Paper Chase  ➙ A first year law student tries to impress his professor so that he can date the professor’s daughter. Provides insights into the difficulties associated with teaching.
  • To Sir With Love  ➙ In 1967, this movie was groundbreaking, sharing the story of a black man with training as an engineer who teaches white students in London.
  • Won’t Back Down ➙ Jamie Fitzpatrick and Nona Alberts are two women from opposites sides of the social and economic track, but they have one thing in common: a mission to fix their community’s broken school and ensure a bright future for their children.


  • Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed ➙ Ben Stein’s look at Intelligent Design, and the lack of academic freedom to teach the concept in the classroom.
  • Ivory Tower ➙ As tuition spirals upward and student debt passes a trillion dollars, students and parents begin to wonder if college is worth the expense.
  • Teached ➙ This education documentary by a Teach for America alum who looks at inequality in education for urban, minority youths.
  • Us And Our Education ➙ This documentary explores learning disabilities and how they affect school and work.
  • Waiting for Superman ➙ A look at the journey of promising students through a school system that limits their academic growth potential. A review of public education.
  • We Are The People We’ve Been Waiting For ➙ A look at education on global scale, and during a time of shifting paradigms. This British documentary challenges you to come up with solutions for public education today.


  • ASAP Science ➙ Biologists Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown explore the many forms of science, and sometimes compose and perform music about it.
  • CGP Grey ➙ Covering a broad scope of topics ranging from copyright laws to the pronunciation of “Uranus,”* C.G.P. Grey (Collin Gregory Palmer Grey, to friends) illuminates and debunks subjects with just enough humor.
  • Crash Course ➙ The breakneck pace and whip-smart humor of Crash Course’s videos may necessitate a second viewing, if only to pick up on the jokes and movie references you might have missed.
  • SciShow/SciShow Space ➙ A series of science-related videos on YouTube. The program is hosted by Hank Green.
  • VSauce ➙ Creator and host Michael Stevens fields seemingly rhetorical questions and answers them with wonder and thought-provoking detail.


  • Bill Nye the Science Guy ➙ An American live action educational comedy television program

I guess that means the aqua trolls are purple bloods too. Actually…

I suppose we knew that already. Looking back, Karkat’s place on this scale kind of sticks out. His shade of gray is the only one that doesn’t fit on the rainbow spectrum of chat colors. On the other hand, Karkat was the first troll introduced in the story, so it’s possible that he uses troll-grey text not because it’s his blood color, but in order to teach early readers to associate trolls with the color grey. 

nidorhino  asked:

okay so like on a scale of 1-10..how good of an idea is it to get an eel as a first saltwater aquarium? i have p good experience with freshwater but like saltwater is.. a whooole different ballgame

Assuming you’re referring to a snowflake eel then I’d say it’s a pretty good idea! I’d rate it as like a 7-8 out of 10. Next to damsels, clownfish, cardinals, and chromis it’s probably one of the better saltwater fish for beginners. 

As long as your tank is large enough and the lid fits tightly, a snowflake eel is a good fish to start with. They’re pretty hardy and can stand some water fluctuations.  

Only a few things make it more difficult than the above-mentioned fish:

Ability to escape. They slither out of tanks, jump out of buckets etc. 

Getting into bad places: I use zip ties and craft netting to block off certain areas of the tank where I don’t want her to go. They also dig and will pile up sand everywhere. 

Feeding: gotta feed it raw seafood. I am strongly against direct hand feeding and i would recommend getting an extendable claw thing like I have: 

or using skewers. (lots of people will feed with their hands, I think it’s bad because eels have bad vision and might bite and it also teaches them to associate hands with food so have fun trying to clean the tank lmao)

Picky eaters: Sometimes they’ll just stop eating. Like for months. It’s weird and it’s kinda stressful for the aquarist but the eels are usually ok. Sometimes they’ll just eat all of their tankmates. Sometimes they’ll just eat one type of food despite needing a varied diet (noodle only likes octopus). 

As long as you’re ready to deal with that I’d say you’re ready for a snowflake eel. They’re really fun to watch and I love mine <3

Deities of the Indian pantheon

AGNI - God of fire, rain, storms, protector of the home, new beginnings, and justice.

BRAHMA - God of creation and wisdom; often portrayed as having four heads, each facing different directions.

Associated with the swan.

CHANDRA/SOMA - Moon god of psychic visions and dreams.

DURGA - Goddess of nurturing, protection, and defense.

Associated with the lion and bowl.

GANESHA - Elephant-headed god of beginnings, writing, worldly success, learning, prosperity, journeys, and overcoming obstacles.

Associated with the elephant and flowers.

INDRA - King of the Gods. God of fertility, reincarnation, rain, the rainbow, the law, opposition to evil, creativity, and the sun.

Associated with the elephant, horse, dog, and lightning.

KALI/KALI MA - Goddess of Death. Goddess of regeneration, sexual love, and revenge; protectress of women. 

Associated with the wheel, knot, braid, and snake.

KRISHNA - God of erotic delights and music, and savior from sin.

Associated with the star.

LAKSHMI - Goddess of love, beauty, creative energy, agriculture, good fortune, prosperity, and success.

SARASVATI - Goddess of the creative arts, science, and teaching.

Associated with the lotus and crescent.

SHIVA - Demon-Slayer. He is shown with a third eye in the center of his forehead and four arms. God of fertility, physical love, medicine, storms, long life, healing, righteousness, and judgment.

Associated with cattle, the bull, elephant, serpent, lightning, and the hourglass.

TARA - Goddess of spiritual enlightenment, knowledge, and compassion. In Tibet, Tara has twenty-one forms and colors; the most familiar forms being the Green Tara for growth and protection, and the White Tara for long life,
health, and prosperity.

VISHNU - God of peace, power, compassion, abundance, and success.

Associated with the lotus, serpent, and shells.

Conway on the Indian pantheon - a selection from The Little Big Book of Magic.  

Rey's introduction to the Force in TFA and the implications that has for Episode VIII + IX, esp. concerning Kylo Ren

I thought I would dive into the introduction of the Force in TFA and how this is going to affect Rey’s relationship with it in the upcoming episodes, as well as her relationship with other characters (esp force sensitives).

One thing which is very clear now in TFA, is that Rey’s introduction to the force is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from Luke’s introduction to it in Episode IV. Whereas Luke is clearly introduced to the Force through Obi Wan Kenobi (the classic mentor role in the hero’s journey), Rey is introduced to it by the force itself. There is a lot of ambiguity in the film, and by far one of the most nebulous moments is when she is called to the Skywalker lightsaber. Although Maz Kanata talks about a calling, it’s important to understand that Anakin (it’s creator) and Luke were never actually ‘called’ to it like Rey was. Obi Wan Kenobi physically gave Luke the lightsaber, and he experienced no force visions. Rey’s introduction to it is unique to her and her alone, and I believe this to be a small but significant moment that actually supports the idea that she isn’t a Skywalker at all.

As to why she felt that calling (I did do a post about memory loss and her convo with Finn), we won’t know for sure until episode VIII. Visions are not uncommon, in fact, Luke has one in Episode V (he sees cloud city) but the difference here is that while he was deliberately trying to connect to the Force, here, it is the reverse, with the force reaching out and connecting to Rey, and through a physical object. You could argue that her relationship with the force is in fact the very antithesis to Luke and Kylo Ren’s relationship with the force, but not necessarily concerning the light or the dark side. 

Originally posted by vousvoulez

Unlike Luke, Rey’s mentor in the first episode of her trilogy is not clear. In fact, unlike Luke who only has one in episode IV, she has several. The most important is the Force, which introduces itself to her but there are other, equally important ones too. It’s also interesting to see how this particular reading of the film blends in nicely with the title “The Force Awakens”, as if Rey woke it up like a physical creature and it reached out to her. 

After watching TFA for the first time, Han Solo seemed to be the clear 'Obi Wan’ role, and he does play a part that is similar in many respects to Obi Wan. He explains the past, specifically the main antagonist’s past, to Rey in a very nebulous manner, just as Obi Wan talked about Vader, even using some words which Obi Wan himself used (check out my previous post for that). He helps Rey and Finn get to the Resistance by going to a ‘Cantina’, he helps the Resistance in blowing up Starkiller Base and shutting down the shields, just like Obi Wan did with the original Death Star, he dies at the hands of the antagonist, while the protagonist witnesses it taking place. In terms of plot, he is very similar to Obi Wan Kenobi and that particular character’s actions in episode IV. However, there is one very crucial difference between them. Han Solo is not actually a mentor figure, like Obi Wan Kenobi was.

Although you could argue that he gave Finn a quick crash course.

But in all seriousness, as far as the introduction of the force is concerned, that being the title of this post after all, Han’s involvement is very different to Obi Wan Kenobi’s. For starters, unlike Luke, Rey actually knows about the Jedi.

“Luke Skywalker? I thought he was a myth.”

“The Jedi were real?”

For Rey, the Jedi, and you could argue, the Force, were myths or legends. Luke was completely oblivious to the Force, and had no knowledge of the Jedi Knights. Rey, on the other hand, seems to have some knowledge, even though she only views it as fiction. Aside from speculation over whether her past involved force sensitives of any kind, we can at least completely rule out the idea that she was a Padawan during the Jedi Massacre. As far as TFA is concerned, she seems to view the Jedi as a kind of fairytale, a fantastical adventure, which it is to the audience. When Han confirms that it’s all true, that is exactly what it is. A confirmation. Whereas Obi Wan actually explained to Luke what the Jedi were, in Rey’s case, it’s almost as if Han had just told her that there really was a Santa Claus. There is a look of child-like wonder and excitement on her face, that much is abundantly clear.  

When, however, the force actually presents itself to her, she rejects it.

Now, we can hypothesize why. Does it bring back negative memories in her past that are connected to the force? Were her parents force sensitive? Were they killed by force sensitives? Endless questions with no answers, but the most obvious thing is this.

That force vision? It was absolutely terrifying.

The force is not what she expected it to be. She can guess that the dark cloaked figure has something to do with Jedi, but it’s not what she expected. It’s not a fairytale. Now it’s actually become part of her reality. And reality is scary.

Her first encounter with the force clearly scares her out of her wits. Luke, on the other hand, rejects Obi Wan’s offer not because he’s scared of the force but because he thinks it’s a world outside of his current life, and he cannot leave his current life. What’s more, Luke’s first real encounter with the frightening side of the force only comes in Episode V with his experience in the cave.

Already we are seeing a lot of differences between Luke and Rey’s introduction to the force. 

Rey’s first actual physical mentor is Maz Kanata.

“Close your eyes. Feel it. The Light. It’s always been there. It will guide you.”

Unlike Han, Maz actually gives Rey instruction towards how to feel the force, and, how to use it. Rey takes her instruction and uses it at the end of the movie, just as Luke does with Obi Wan guiding him. Maz also helps Rey move on and take on this ‘call’ just as Obi Wan Kenobi does with Luke. Her part is small, but it is a vital part of Rey’s journey through the force. Although Han talks about the force, when Rey has the force vision afterwards, she asks Maz-

“What was that?”

And it’s only when Maz confirms to her that that was the force, that Rey puts two and two together. When she talks about Luke, it alludes to Obi Wan instructing Luke in Episode V to go and train with Yoda. 

Up until this point, most of Obi Wan’s points have been covered. But from this point on, we move into new territory. Because Rey actually gets another ‘Mentor’, if only by mistake. I think everyone reading this knows who I’m talking about. 

Rey’s second mentor is actually her antagonist. 

Originally posted by elittlejoia

Ok…. So what do I mean by that? As said in my previous post, Rey’s first use of the force is during the interrogation scene. And what is interesting here, is that she uses the dark side. 

Obi Wan’s role as a mentor in Episode IV was to teach Luke how to use the force, it’s importance and meaning. Maz and Han explain to Rey vaguely what the force is, that it is real, and Maz explains to Rey that one can feel the force, and that the light side will guide her. 

What’s interesting is that unlike Luke, Rey is actually introduced to the dark side in her first episode, whereas Luke was introduced to it properly in Episode V by Yoda. Rey covers more ground than Luke ever did in his first episode. 

Although it was completely unintentional, when Kylo probes Rey’s mind, which is an ability associated with the dark side, she pushes back and actual probes his mind. Which logically means that Rey’s first use of the force is through the dark side.

The complete opposite to Luke’s journey. 

And Kylo Ren plays a key part in all of this. If they had never encountered one another, she would never have unlocked her ability, and would not have used the dark side of the force. This, for me, proves that Kylo does actually play a ‘mentor’ role in the film. I don’t mean to say that he is her mentor, which he most certainly is not, but he plays that particular ‘role’, as well as that of the antagonist. He even says that ‘she is strong with the Force’ and ‘untrained’. Words associated with teaching, training.  -See my previous post for more on the interrogation scene.- It’s also interesting that when she attempts to use the light side of the force, “You will remove these restraints”, she struggles a lot more than she did with the dark side. This makes sense, as Yoda explains-

“Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will…..”

This might as well be a description of what happens to Rey during the lightsaber duel at the end of the film. 

The duel at the end is as much a confrontation as it is an unintentional lesson on Kylo Ren’s part.

“You need a teacher. I can show you the ways of the Force.”

The lightsaber duel further confirms Kylo’s role as both ‘mentor’ and antagonist, his words first of all reminding Rey of the Force, as well as highlighting the fact that he actually wants to teach her. It’s interesting that he is the only character in the film to ever do this, in fact, he looks far more eager to do so than even Luke himself.

What’s really interesting is what happens next. Rey feels the Force, as Maz instructed her. But, as Daisy accidentally told us, she is finding the force with Kylo Ren, which to me recalls Luke and Yoda and their lessons, both feeling the force and Yoda guiding Luke. Although it is nebulous, I think it is clear that she uses the dark side in order to defeat Kylo. It makes sense since up until this point, the dark side has helped her defeat Kylo before, and it was the side that she had first contact with, at least in this film. Moreover, her potential for the dark side is much stronger than Kylo’s, as she manages to overpower him both in the interrogation scene and here as well during their duel. You can even associate Luke and Darth Vader’s final battle, with Palpatine seducing Luke to use his anger against his opponent, as similar to Rey and Kylo’s battle, although in Luke’s case it’s a lot more explicit. Kylo, I think, wanted her to use the dark side, see the Lego TFA game for a more blunt version of the duel.

In a way, he was already teaching her by helping her feel the force, in this case the dark side, just as Obi Wan did with Luke when he had to destroy the Death Star.

Out of the all the ‘mentor’ roles in TFA, Kylo Ren, by far, has the most impact on Rey in terms of the Force, and that interesting as he is the antagonist. For Luke, eventually Darth Vader is why he manages to become a ‘true’ Jedi at the end of Episode VI, but that is over the course of three episodes. It’s interesting that Rey covers so much ground in only one episode.

And we end with our final ‘mentor’. In this case, Luke is more of a potential mentor figure, and he obviously alludes to Yoda. He looks rather apprehensive, just as Yoda did, and personally what I get from it is a certain reluctance, as if he doesn’t want to have anything to do with the lightsaber or Rey, just like Yoda didn’t initially want to teach Luke.

So what does this mean in terms of Rey’s journey through the Force in the upcoming episode?

One thing is for sure. If you are expecting her to simple train with Luke like he did with Yoda, dally a little in the dark side and then confront Kylo at the end of the film, you’ve got another thing coming. Her view of the Force is already drastically different to how Luke viewed it at the end of Episode IV, and her pull to the dark side, in my opinion, will become more and more explicit in the next film, just as Kylo’s pull to the light will as well. Kylo himself is not Darth Vader number two, so their dynamic is going to be completely different.

The fact that Rey has so many mentor figures in TFA suggests to me that she will have more than one influence in Episode VIII, and just as Luke had both Obi Wan and Yoda, I believe that she will have other influences other than Luke, and, unsurprisingly, I believe Kylo Ren is going to play a major part. I might even go as far as to say that he will introduce her to even more unexplored areas of the Force, if only inadvertently. On Rey’s part, I think there will be a lot of confusion, with both Kylo Ren and Luke’s influences causing a lot of conflict within herself. And based on episode VII, for me, I think it’s clear who is going to have the bigger influence on who she will eventually become, just as Darth Vader did for Luke. 

Celtic Goddesses and Gods Part 3

Camulos (Also Camulus)- A Celtic Mars and war God associated with clouds and storms, he carries a large sword. Coins with his name on them carry the symbol of the boar.

Cliodna (Also Cleena)- A seagull Gossess and young aspect of the dark Goddess. Her name means shapely one, for she is the most beautiful woman ever seen when she takes human form. Her symbols are an apple and three magickal birds. A great wave from the sea swept her away to the Otherworld of the Faeries at a place on the southern coast of Ireland. Because of this, she rules the ninth wave of every series of waves. 

Cordemanon- A young, handsome God of travel, knowledge, and dreams, he is associated with stone circles, books, the quill, alphabet, and archives. 

Coventina- A river Goddess of childbirth, renewal, and healing springs, she is a triple Goddess. Her well in Carrawburgh, Northumberland, represents the womb of the Earth. Her symbols are the well, cauldron, and cup. 

Credne- A God of craftspeople, metal workers, smiths and wrights, he is associated with Gobannon (the Divine Smith) and Luchta (the Divine Wheelwright). A master Swordmaker known as “The Bronze Worker”, he helps Diancecht make Nuada’s silver hand and arm. His symbol is the bronze sword. 

Diancecht- Grandfather to Lugh and physician of the Gods, he makes Nuada’s silver hand, but kills his son Miach. His tools are the mortar and pestle. 

Dumiatis (Also Dumeatis)- A master teacher God of creative thought and like a Celtic Mercury, he tells teaching tales and is associated with children. His symbols are the quill pen and ink, writing staves and books.

(Source: Exploring Celtic Druidism Ancient Magick and Rituals for Personal Empowerment by Sirona Knight) 

FYI I Wanna F your A: Un-Shortened Version (For Your Information I Wanna Fuck Your Asshole)

I want my penis in your vagina
Want you to suck on my dick
Gotta jack off on your tits

Oh my god
Just stuff your mouth with my balls
Don’t laugh at loud at my cock

Girl I can tell that you know what I mean
But just in case I will provide the translation
Like how I want you to sign up for the Parent Teaching Association
(That’s the Penis Touching Association)

Tonight let’s watch a Digital Video Disc (That means you’ll get a Dicking oh so Very Delicately)
I’ll take the Scholastic Assessment Test
You take the Graduate Record Examination
I’ll do Such Amazing Thrusting that you’ll Get Ready for Ecstasy!

Holy shit I’ll bust a nut on your chest
You know my dick is the best

No fucking way
So how about a blow job?
If not that’s also okay

Let’s play a sexy Role Playing Game
While we watch the American Broadcasting Company
And eat a bowl of Monosodium Glutamate
(Meaning that I’ll Really Pound your Groin as you Achieve Butt Climax and Make Sex Gravy)
You’ll be a Very Important Person at the Department of Motor Vehicles
(Very Intensely Plowed by a Dick Made out of Victory)

Laugh out loud
Just kidding
I love your Tender Loving Care
And you can bet I’ll Be Right Back for some more SEX As Soon As Possible!

For Your Information! Fuck Your Asshole!
Everybody say For Your Information!
Everybody say Fuck Your Asshole!

I’ll Fuck Your Vagina, then your Tits, then your Asshole, then your Mouth
Then your Tits then your Vagina then your Asshole again!

If you want me to Fuck Your Asshole, say Yeah!…………..oh

Monsta X reaction to seeing their black girlfriend’s hair afrod out for the first time

AN: Based on my own imagination

Shownu: Wide eyes upon first sight. A smile grows on his face as he continues to stare at you. Thinks you look cute regardless of what hairstyle you try, will get extra protective of you if anyone had anything negative to say about you and the way you choose to wear your hair.

Wonho: Encouraged you to do it because he was curious to see it, tells you it looks amazing and would really want to touch it. Would ask if you’re okay with it or not and would want you to teach him everything associated with keeping your hair healthy. Begs you to keep it like this for as long as possible because he thinks you look prettier like this and he’s really proud to have you.

Minhyuk: Wouldn’t recognize you for a second, “only because you looks so stunning I can’t believe it’s you. Wants to touch instantly, you would have to smack his hands away. Forehead kisses, tries to cop a feel at it. Wants you to teach him how to style your hair so you can have matching accessories together and hairstyles if you’d allow it.

Kihyun: Can’t stop secretly taking pictures of you because omg you look so cute.Would ask any and every question he has about it in his head at the moment. Would get mad pissed if people looked at you weird or would say anything out of line. Is really concentrated and on board with learning how to braid your hair if you wanted too as well. 

Hyungwon: Won’t stop staring because you look different, only then does he realize that your hairstyle has changed. Doesn’t think much of it because you’re his girl and if this is what you want to do and you’re happy, then he’s more than happy about it. Pinches your cheeks and tell you that you look beautiful no matter how you look or what anyone tells you.

Jooheon: Wanted to help you do it because he was really curious about the process. Would sing and take extra care with dealing with you and would giggle when you tell him to stop. Can’t stop himself from touching it because it’s so floofy and soft. Another one you’d have to tell to stop touching because you’d get tired of it. The type to freestyle about how he loved you an your appearance as he walked around you, eyeing you up and down.

I.M: The second you told him what you were going to do, he would go out and get you whatever you needed to keep your hair healthy. Would sit in the same room as you to watch the process. Refuses to help because he’s afraid of combing your hair too harshly when he gets excited. Uses his aegyo voice to talk to you when he sees the end result because he thinks its the only way to talk to the cutest person on the universe.


anonymous asked:

I like that the Faith of the Seven is all about rainbows. Do you think there's any teachings associating each of the seven gods to one of the colors in a rainbow?

Thanks for the question, Anon.

Hm, interesting. It’s never explicitly said if the colors of the rainbow are supposed to line up with individuals Persons of the Seven. We do hear about three orders of septas - white, blue, and grey - and “brothers brown and dun and green”, but until we know more about the infrastructure of the Faith, their roles and relations to particular facets of the Seven are a mystery. Still, I’m assuming the Faith, and Westeros, follow a Roy G. Biv rainbow, so here are some fun and definitely not-canon guesses.

Red: the Warrior. An obvious choice, this, but the Warrior is of course associated with bloody battle.

Orange: the Smith. The orange represents the fire of his forge, and goes along with the fiery colors of the other male aspects.

Yellow: the Father. Gold could nicely represent the dominance the Father has, the Person of the Seven most like a king. Yellow is also the color of the burning sun, which dominates the sky as the Father does.

Green: the Maiden. Color of fertility and growth, fitting for the blooming young woman.

Blue: the Mother. Again, sort of obvious Marian ties, but especially with the in-world association of septas with the color blue, I thought it fitting.

Indigo: the Crone. I thought, in making the Stranger violet, it would be fitting to make the Crone the shade between the blue of the Mother and the purple of Death. The Crone is an older female figure than the Mother, and closer to death, yet retains the feminine blue aspects. Plus, the Crone is said to carry a lamp, which presumes a state of darkness which indigo nicely represents,

Violet: The Stranger. In Catholicism, violet is a liturgical color of penance, humility, and mourning, prescribed for the seasons of Lent and Advent, including Good Friday - fitting for the death-bringing Stranger.

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