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Portugal is on fire... again

For my followers who want to know here’s what’s going on in my country:

  • As of this Monday, 7 pm: 36 dead, one of them a pregnant 19 year-old girl and another a month old baby; 7 people are missing, 55 are injured and 15 of those are in critical state;
  • Over 300 fires started this weekend in our small country;
  • This has been declared the worst day of the year in wildfires in our country (and if you remember, in June we had the biggest tragedy in human lives due to wildfires too);
  • Schools have been closed down all over the county, classes cancelled, people aren’t able to go to work because many roads are closed;
  • It was expected rain but so far we haven’t been lucky;
  • It’s October 16 and yet we’ve been dealing with temperatures of over 30ºC (hopefully it’s going down soon);
  • It’s believed that most of those fires were started by humans and worsened by unclean forests, high temperatures, no rain and very strong winds;
  • 46 fires are still going, 3611 people are on the field;
  • People are gathering in the center of their towns, escaping the fires and looking for shelter after losing everything;
  • 20 active fires and 20 of the mortal victims are from my district so I’m currently keeping watch along with everyone in my village because a fire is closing in on us. If you could spread this I’d appreciate it. Firefighters are exhausted, we don’t have enough means to put down all these fires. If the rain doesn’t come to help we might need help from other countries so we need to spread the news;
  • EDIT: injured is now 63, 16 in critical state.

Inktober day 15

summer depression things
  • sleeping in way too late
  • “oh no it’s 4 am and i’m still awake”
  • mindlessly refreshing the same apps over and over
  • picking up a book only to put it down because the words aren’t processing in your brain
  • listening to the same three albums repeatedly
  • either eating every snack you own within an hour or forgetting to eat for like half the day
  • “if i don’t do my summer homework it doesn’t exist”
  • wearing the same sundress three days in a row
  • watching your friends hang out with each other as you stay at home and stare at the wall
  • consistently forgetting to respond to people who text you
  • reminiscing over past summers and how much fun you had then
  • wanting the school year to start but also feeling Crushing Anxiety when you think of how soon it is
  • drinking like a gallon of water every hour or not having any water all day and dehydrating
  • unbrushed hair
  • lying down on the floor
  • “what day is it today”
  • mosquitoes make you feel downright murderous
  • watching movies only to get distracted
  • even sitting around at home makes you tired
  • this is not fun
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I’ve actually had this rolling around in my head for weeks and it was funny when I first thought of it. Sometimes I am self-conscious of my dumb ideas.  

  • Keith: And Lance...
  • Lance: *stops by the door* Yeah?
  • Keith internally: You are such a valuable member of the team. You basically pull us all together when we need it. If it weren't for you, we wouldn't be here today, having this moment. You are my impulse control, always helping me to see clearly when my emotions are too much for me to handle, and that's probably the reason Red chose you to be Voltron's right hand when we needed it. She knows how much I trust you, how much the team needs you. I don't know why you devalue yourself so much, and I feel bad that we as a team didn't make it clear how much we appreciate you. You are really important. But I'm not good with words, so how can I make you understand? How can I get you to cheer up and go back to your cheerful self?
  • Keith: Leave the math to Pidge.
  • Keith internally: nailed it

Rhys: [walks into the High Lord Meeting with his wings out]

Everyone:

i mentioned the recent confusion about my intimidating guns and the clever solution that i solved it with to steve, and he helpfully illustrated my success. 

i knit that sweater myself you guys, im very proud. 

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He’s weak for the most ridiculous stuff and they 100% know and take full advantage of it

Personality/beliefs/philosophy character building questions:

  1. Which deadly sin are they?
  2. Which of the seven virtues are they?
  3. If confronted with the need to choose: goodness or kindness? Do they believe in a distinction between the two? (Think the Witch vs the Baker from Into the Woods.)
  4. What do they have the least tolerance for?
  5. Which flaws are they aware of? Do they consciously work on them?
  6. What view/belief are they most wrong about?
  7. Their opinions on loyalty?
  8. So you know their lawful/chaotic good/evil alignment. Do you want that to be a rule they function by for the entire work, or will they be challenged enough to shift into a different square?
  9. Unless all of your characters have devoted a lot of time to puzzling out their philosophy, no one’s perfectly consistent. How are they hypocritical? Where do they contradict themself? Will they be challenged on it?
  10. How does their personality present conflicts and challenges in their setting/story?

I don’t write often enough and am not an expert, but I was making this for my own reference and thought someone else might want it?

moodboard - for @julietcapulct

happy birthday hollie! 🕊️