the biggest obstacles

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Crippling insecurities and carelessness get the better of us all, even Kings

Big Ol’ Honkin’ OC Question List-- Long Post Ahead!

  Alright, here we go– I put together a list of questions about OCs that you can reblog and have people send in asks for you! I set it up so you can be like, “A3″, “D2″, et cetera… Keep checking in here to the original post in case I add some more to the list! In the meantime, I hope y’all have some fun with this and maybe use it to learn a little bit more about your OCs or get to share things about them!!

A. Psychology

  1. What of the Meyers-Briggs personality types they most fit into? INFP, ENFT, et cetera…
  2. What alignment are they? Chaotic neutral, lawful evil, et cetera…
  3. Do they have any emotional or psychological conditions? Are they aware of it? Do they try to treat it? 
  4. Are they a pessimist or an optimist? 
  5. Are they good at handling change in their life?
  6. Does your OC tend to assume their interpretation of events and reality is correct, or do they question it? I.e., “I’m sure that’s what you said” versus “It’s possible I misheard you.”
  7. Is your OC confident in their reactions to life in general, or do they get embarrassed or easily shamed for it? I.e., if something startles them, do they insist it WAS scary? When they cry, do they feel like they overreacted?
  8. Is your OC a martyr?
  9. Does your OC make a lot of excuses? For themselves? Others? 
  10. Does your OC compromise easily? Too easily?
  11. Does your OC put others’ needs before their own?
  12. Does your OC have any addictions? If so and problematic, have they admitted it to themselves? 
  13. Does your OC have any phobias? If so, where did they come from?
  14. Is your character empathetic?
  15. Is your character observant?
  16. Does your OC have to go through their own trials to learn a lesson, or do they listen and learn from observation and lecture? I.e., does your OC listen when someone tries to tell them the importance of budgeting, or do they have to go experience what happens if you don’t budget first?
  17. What’s one of your OC’s proudest moments of themselves?
  18. Do they get jealous easily? Do they feel bad if they do?
  19. What instantly irritates them or puts them in a bad mood?
  20. Are they harsh on themselves?
  21. Do they make excuses often?
  22. Is your OC intended to be found generally attractive? Unattractive? Average? Is there a reason why?
  23. Does your OC place much importance on their appearance? Do they feel confident in it?
  24. What are some of your OC’s biggest personal obstacles? This could be emotional, physical, social… Are they aware of it? Are they trying to overcome it?

B. Social

  1. Do they believe you have to give respect to get it, or get respect to give it?
  2. Do they get frustrated when lines at places like pharmacies, check-outs, delis, banks, et cetera, are moving slowly?
  3. Under what situations would they get angry at servers, staff, customer service, et cetera?
  4. Do they tip well? How easily can they be moved to not leave a tip?
  5. Do they hold doors open for people?
  6. Would your OC let someone ahead of them in line if your OC had a big cart and the person behind them had very few items?
  7. How do they respond to babies crying in public?
  8. Is your OC considered funny? Do they believe they’re funny?
  9. What kind of humor does your OC like the most? Slapstick, ironic, funny sounds, scare pranks, xD sO rAnDoM…
  10. Does your OC find any “bad” or “mean” humor funny? Do they wish they didn’t?
  11. Your OC is running late to meeting someone: Do they let the other person know? Do they lie about why they’re late?
  12. Your OC orders something to eat and gets their order done in a pretty wrong way, something they can’t just pick off or whatnot to correct, or something major is missing. What do they do?
  13. Do they have a large or small group of friends?
  14. Do they have people they are genuinely honest with about themselves?
  15. Does your OC enjoy social events, such as parties, clubs, et cetera..?
  16. Does your OC like to be the center of attention or more in the mix?

C. Morality

  1. Does your OC have a moral code? If not, how do they base their actions? If so, where does it come from, and how seriously do they take it?
  2. Would your OC feel bad if they acted against their morals? If not, would they find a way to excuse themselves for it?
  3. Is it important for them to be with people (socially, intimately, whatever) whose major ideological tenets align with their own?
  4. Do they consider themselves superior or more important than anyone else? Lesser?
  5. Do your OC’s morals and rules of common decency go out the window when it comes to those they don’t like, or when it’s inconvenient? Aka, are their morals situational?
  6. What do they do when they see someone asking for money or food? If they ignore them, why? If they help, how so?
  7. Do they believe people change over time? If so, is it a natural process or does it take effort? 
  8. Is your OC more practical or ideal morally? I.e., do they hold people to high expectations of behavior even if it’s not realistic for the situation, or do they have a more realistic approach and adapt their morality to be more practical?

D. Religion and Life and Death

  1. How religious is your OC? What do they practice, if anything? If they don’t associate with any religion, what do they think of religion in general?
  2. Do they believe in an afterlife?
  3. How comfortable are they with the idea of death?
  4. Would they like to be immortal? Why, why not? If they are immortal, would they rather not be?
  5. Do they believe in ghosts? If not, why? If so, do they think they’re magical/tie into their religion, or are they scientifically plausible?

E. Education and Intelligence

  1. Would you say that your OC is intelligent? In what ways? Would your OC agree?
  2. Which of the nine types of intelligence is your OC strongest in? Weakest? (Linguistic, existential, naturalist, et cetera)
  3. How many languages do they speak?
  4. Did they enjoy school if they went to it?
  5. What’s their highest education level? Do they want to continue their education?
  6. Do they enjoy learning? Do they actively seek out sources of self-education?
  7. Are they a good note-taker? Are they a good test-taker? Do exams make them nervous?
  8. What’s one of your OC’s biggest regrets?

F. Domestic Habits, Work, and Hobbies

  1. What sort of home do they live in now, if at all? How did they end up there?
  2. What’s their ideal home look like? Where is it?
  3. Could they ever live in a “tiny home”?
  4. How clean are they overall with home upkeep?
  5. How handy are they? Can they fix appliances, cars, cabinets, et cetera?
  6. How much do they work? What do they do? Do they enjoy it?
  7. What’s their “dream career” or job situation?
  8. How often are they home?
  9. Are they homebodies and enjoy being home?
  10. Do they engage in any of the arts? How good do you intend them to be? Would they agree they are?
  11. What are some of their favorite things to do for recreation? How did they get into it? What part of it do they like the most?
  12. Would they enjoy a theme park?

G. Family and Growing Up

  1. Is your OC close to their family?
  2. Who makes up your OC’s family, at least the more important members to them?
  3. Does your OC find their family supportive? If not, what would be an example why not?
  4. What kind of childhood did your OC have?
  5. Did they go through any typical phases growing up?
  6. Do they have any favorite childhood memories?
  7. Do they have any childhood memories they’d rather forget or be less affected by?

H. Romance and Intimacy

  1. What is your OC’s orientation, romantic and/or sexual? Has it ever been a source of stress for them? Have they always been pretty sure of their orientation?
  2. Is your OC a thoughtful partner, in whatever aspect of that you want to cover?
  3. Does your OC believe there’s only one ideal partner (or multiple ideal if not monogamous) for everyone, or that there are many people who could be right?
  4. Does your OC believe in love in first sight?
  5. Does your OC believe in marriage (or their culture’s equivalent)?
  6. Has your OC ever cheated on anyone or been cheated on?
  7. What do they look for in partners? (Emotionally, mentally, physically..)
  8. What’s your OC’s idea of a perfect date?
  9. What are some things that your OC finds to be an instant turn-off in potential partners?

I. Food

  1. What are their favorite kinds of flavors– Sweet, salty, sour, spicy, creamy, et cetera?
  2. Do they have any eating requirements or preferences? Allergies, vegetarian, organic-only, religious restrictions…
  3. Are they vegan/vegetarian (if their overall culture/species generally aren’t)? If so, why? Do they think animal products are wrong in all circumstances?
  4. How often do they cook? Do they order out a lot?
  5. Are they a good cook?
  6. Could they eat the same thing they enjoy over and over and not get bored of it quickly?

J. Politics, Current Events, Environmental Aspects

  1. Where does your OC stand most politically? What would they align with most?
  2. How politically aware are they?
  3. How politically active are they?
  4. Is your OC the sort to fall for fake news? If not, do they ignore it or make a point to clarify that it’s wrong?
  5. Are they or would they protest for a cause they’re passionate about?
  6. How do they react to people whose political viewpoints are very opposite of theirs?
  7. How much interest in environmental health do they have?
  8. In reality-based or applicable worlds, do they believe in global warming? Do they recycle?

K. For OCs in Reality-Based Worlds Who Are Unusual in Paranormal Ways (such as magical abilities, being another species, having a curse like lycanthropy, sci-fi abilities, being from another time, et cetera)– Also for OCs where the scenario is similar even if their universe isn’t based on reality

  1. Does your OC have to keep their paranormal aspect (PA) a secret from general society? If so, how? I.e., they can’t discuss their abilities, they have to hide a tail, they have an alter-ego, et cetera. What would happen if society found out about it?
  2. Are there others in their universe with the same or a similar PA as your OC? I.e., others from different dimensions, others of their same species. Do they know about it?
  3. Does your OC have any friends who know about their PA? Any enemies?
  4. Does your OC ever use their PA to get an advantage? I.e., use their ability to be invisible to steal or get out of things, compete in track while their species is a naturally superior runner, use their invulnerability in careers like police work… If so, do they have any hang-ups about it?
  5. Does your OC feel isolated or unrelatable due to the experience their PA brings with it? If so, how do they deal with it?
  6. Does their PA cause issues in daily life? I.e., if they’re inhuman in a human universe and they can’t go to a doctor or risk the doctor realizing they are not human, super abilities with physical drawbacks, they don’t have control of their abilities and must keep to themselves, et cetera… If so, how do they feel about it?
  7. Does your OC’s PA affect their dietary habits so that they are unusual or problematic by their society’s standards?
  8. What are some routines, if any, of self-care that your OC must engage in that are not typical of their society? I.e., having to file their teeth, maintaining magical rituals, drinking blood…
  9. Does your OC have knowledge that they can’t share with the rest of their world that could improve it if it didn’t cause chaos? I.e., a character from the future knowing about technology not yet invented, but they can’t reveal themselves by sharing it?
  10. Would your OC give up their PA if they could? Why or why not?

L. For the Writer/Owner

  1. How have your characters changed since you created them?
  2. What do you consider the biggest themes in your character, if any?
  3. Did you create the character to be like yourself, did they end up being like yourself, or are they very different from you?
  4. Would you hang out with your OC if you could?
  5. Which OC do you think is the most decent morally or behaviorally?  AKA, which is supposed to a “good guy”?
  6. Which OC do you think is the worst morally or behaviorally? AKA, which is supposed to be a “bad guy”?
  7. Which OC do you think is the most attractive?
  8. What’s the longest you’ve had an OC for?
  9. How did you come up with your OC?
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ZERO GRAVITY AU – Full Characters Design and Plot

See Official Story Contents HERE

Somewhere, in the big city, lives a twins in a broken family, their mom is a prostitute, their dad drown himself in alcohol. The twins are victims of child abuse, their names are Bill Cipher, and Will Cipher.

Got sick of their present life, the older one – Bill Cipher, planned to escape from their house. One night in the heavy rain, the twins left the place they used to call home, headed to the last bus which they don’t know where it will go, but they must run, no matter where the bus take them. In the morning, when the rain stop, Bill woke up, and realized a big banner from the far, it says: “Welcome to Zero Gravity town

In Zero Gravity, the twins found themselfs a small abandoned shack in the wood, they decided to stay here, their new home. Just the two lives there, both of them must work at differents places to earn money for their own. Bill and Will discovered an old Journal in the shack, with a symbol of a hand with six fingers and a letter 3 on it. Bill found out great possibilities and power the journal brought to him, he keep the journal, with an ambition: To revenge the cruel world and recreate a fun world, a better world for him, and his brother.

Since then, because of Bill’s actions and consequences, many people show up in the twins’s life, not just any regular human, the citizens call them “The Guardians”

Bill & Will have to face all of them, and their biggest obstacle is the Pines Twins – Dipper Pines & Mabel Pines – Guardians of the World’s Balance.

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I’ve done it ;; w ;;)// Sorry for my poor English Grammar ;; r ;;)~ I’ll draw more story of them in the future~ Basicaly, character’s personality and relationships are the same, just the story line’s changed.

Hope you like my AU ;; w ;;)~

Please Watch “Orange”

Ok everyone. I’m sure some of you have probably heard of this anime, and those people who have heard of it have probably strayed away from it for the same reasons I did. 

I am a huge fan of romance anime. I’m basically addicted to anything involving love, but I was weary of this show, called “Orange,” because (1) you learn from within the first few minutes of the first episode that the love interest is going to die, (2) it looks really cliché, (3) it is not very popular, and (4) it looks sad. 

I was wrong. So very wrong. 

(1) Yes, the anime has its bleak, raw moments, but those moments were the ones that I never had anticipated that I would appreciate the most. Something that definitely became an admirable point of the anime was its very real, non-sugar-coated portrayal of depression, mental illness, suicide, and grief. This series does what most shojou romance series shy away from and actually shows the audience what depression is like through Kakeru, the fated-to-die protagonist, and the seriousness of suicide. 

As someone who has personally battled with clinical depression for years and has been to therapy and counselling, this anime hit home for me. The faking smiles, pretending everything is okay, the self-loathing, thinking you are at fault, thinking you are a burden to others, denying yourself happiness, not allowing yourself forgiveness, and the thoughts of death; they are all things that I could relate to. They even included how you can still experience moments of true happiness even if you are depressed, but how it never really goes away. Sure, this anime might not be as light-hearted as others, but it’s the heart-rending instances in this show that give it so much impact and substance. 

(2) This anime does have some clichés (i.e. cultural festival, giving chocolates on Valentines Day, new kid at school sits next to the main character), but the plot completely colors these events in ways that make them so much more meaningful and different than you have ever seen them. One of my main concerns going into this show was that I would be bored, but I ended up watching it all in one sitting simply because of how much I needed to know what would happen. Additionally, the secondary characters are wonderfully fleshed out and are actually important to the plot, instead of feeling like accessories. 

(3) I know this anime was based off of a manga (which I had once picked up on a whim, but put down once I saw how sad it was probably going to be), but I have never heard people talk about it, like ever. Even when the show came out (which it did recently), there was no buzz about it. Although the lack of chatter surrounding Orange only made me more pessimistic regarding the quality of the show, if there is anything I have learned from watching hundreds of anime, it is that sometimes good shows can fly beneath the radar. I am glad I decided to pick it up after it’s completion and give it a chance, because I just found a series that has easily earned a spot on my top 10 list. 

(4) Is this anime sad? Yes. Is it too sad to watch? No. The biggest obstacle that stood in my way for this show was the fact that it pretty much promised from the get-go to be sad. “But love is supposed to be happy and have a happy ending,” you might say, “so how can that be possible when one of the protagonists is destined to commit suicide.” I don’t want to spoil it, so all I can tell you is that I was very pleased with the conclusion and it ends much differently than you are lead to believe it will. Trust me guys. My heart is made of glass. I would not recommend this show to anyone if I didn’t think the denouement was really good

So, in conclusion, set aside a few hours one day and let this series show you its magic! 

carnivorousgekkou  asked:

Um, with everyone is asking for headcanons, could I maybe ask for some hc for Orochimaru and/or Sakumo, please?

- For the record, Jiraiya said Sakumo can you keep an eye on the bastard while I’m on my mission, not Sakumo take him home and marry him.

- Jiraiya would like to make that very clear, okay. 

- It probably would have been fine, except Sakumo caught Orochimaru in the garden and he looked So Pretty and then there were assassins and he was So Deadly.

- Sakumo is only human, he cannot be blamed for thinking Orochimaru is is the prettiest thing ever.

- Of course he had to snatch him up immediately, there might have been competition

- Orochimaru is Confused, but this is no stranger than Jiraiya’s courting rituals, so. 

- (Tsunade takes to beating Jiraiya over the head when she hears. This is absolutely His Fault.)

- Sakumo’s biggest obstacle comes from the Namikaze boy and the Uzumaki girl. Thankfully they’re so busy trying to outdo each other than Sakumo can easily trip them up and take the win for himself. 

- Orochimaru allows it, mostly because Smug looks good on Sakumo and it’s kind of cute. 

- Kakashi finds himself with a genius step-parent who will gladly teach him any jutsu he wants without the safety lectures.

- He approves. 

- Sakumo expected to be the cuddler in this relationship. He was proved incorrect the first time he woke up with Orochimaru wrapped around him like a python. 

- (Jiriaya side-eyes him when Sakumo tries to wax poetic about how cute Orochimaru is. There are a lot or repeated questions about whether he’s hit his head recently.)

- Tsunade wants No Part In This, all right? 

- Sakumo doesn’t bring flowers for their first date, he brings poisons.

- Clearly this is True Love. 

- Orochimaru makes him a sword. And, once they’re married, sons.

- Not the traditional way, because that’s Boring.

- Sakumo is baffled but pleased. 

- (There is a new hole in the wall of Jiraiya’s apartment the shape of his head. He spends the week after the announcement staking out different corners of Konoha bars, and can be heard muttering if any two people deserve each other oh my gods AND NOW THEY’RE REPRODUCING.)

- Tsunade thinks it’s cute. 

- She’s totally the godmother. 

Seriously, folks. In the course of five seasons, Brian and Justin’s relationship managed to make it through:

  • A significant age difference
  • Brian’s deep-seeded emotional issues and insecurities
  • Justin being bashed and the resulting trauma both of them experienced stemming from that event
  • Ethan
  • Brian losing his job and being deeply in debt
  • Brian’s cancer
  • Justin living in Los Angeles for an indeterminate length of time
  • A breakup based on incompatible views of their future
  • A bombing

And you’re going to tell me that having to take a 90 minute flight to see each other is going to be the death knell for them as a couple?

I don’t fucking think so.

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  • 🚢: does the idea of the sea provide you with a feeling of comfort or worry?
  • 🎡: @ seven of your fave mutuals that you'd love to go to a fair with
  • 🎢: what's the best ride you've ever been on?
  • 🎠: if you had to describe your aesthetic, what would you describe it as?
  • 🏗: what's your preferred method of dealing with stress?
  • 🌁: what's your idea of horribleness?
  • 🗼: what's one thing you've learned to take as a warning sign in any type of relationship?
  • 🏭: would you consider yourself short tempered or even tempered?
  • ⛲️: what's your ideal dream date?
  • 🎑: city apartment or country house?
  • ⛰: if you could go on a road trip with just one of your faves who would it be?
  • 🏔: long drives or long walks?
  • 🗻: what are your favourite genres of music?
  • 🌋: what's something that pisses you off as soon as you hear even a mention of it?
  • 🗾: a lone soldier? a social butterfly? or both?
  • 🏕: if you were asked to go on a camping trip with whoever you want, would you?
  • ⛺️: does being without wifi actually worry you?
  • 🏞: what are your top six essentials you must carry with you at all times?
  • 🌅: are you a morning bird or a night owl?
  • 🌄: are you a planner or a improviser?
  • 🏜: if deserted, what's one thing you'd want to be with you more than anything?
  • 🏖: do you believe in mermaids?
  • 🏝: how do you feel about islands?
  • 🌇: what are your thoughts on 'city life'?
  • 🌆: do you get homesick easily?
  • 🏙: what's the capital city of the country you're from?
  • 🌃: how does politics make you feel?
  • 🌉: in your opinion, what's the biggest obstacle one can face?
  • 🌌: how do you feel about god?
  • 🌠: if you were allowed three wishes, what would they be?
  • 🎇: if you could create a day to be celebrated e.g. christmas or eid, what would it be and what would it be celebrating?
  • 🎆: do you admire spontaneity or does it annoy you?
  • 🌈: what are your thoughts on 'love'?
  • 🏘: if you could, would you change your upbringing?
  • 🏰: to you, what's the most magical place on earth?
  • 🏯: if you could move to any country of your choice, which would it be?
  • 🏟: if you could erase one person from your memory, would you?
  • 🗽: who's your role model? or what qualities do you think are looking-up-to worthy?
♊ Gemini Romantic Compatibility 💛

Gemini And…

♈ Aries - Aries and Gemini are considered a very compatible couple. They have common interests and similar temperaments. Though Aries is slightly more dominant, Gemini is more observant and adaptable to Aries’ ways. The biggest obstacle for the pair is a lack of planning and foresight.

♉ Taurus - Taurus and Gemini face challenges when it comes to communication and common interests. The differences between the two come out slowly and often simmer for long periods of time. This can lead to passive aggression in the relationship. Taurus can be stubborn and Gemini impatient, if not addressed this characteristic clash can cause the demise of such a romance.

♊ Gemini - Two Gemini can foster an interesting and well balanced relationship. They are both open and communicative with one another and are equally comfortable having adventures and resting at home with each other. This relationship is filled with active conversations.  Geminis tend to be impractical and this can lead to distance within the relationship. Making time for one another is imperative for long term success.

♋ Cancer - Cancer and Gemini have some fundamental characteristic differences that can make this pairing difficult to navigate. Cancer is sensitive while Gemini has a tendency to make light of heavy emotional situations. If the couple can listen to one another and become accustom to their partner’s emotional characteristics, the relationship can become well balanced.

♌ Leo - Leo and Gemini is considered a very fun and harmonious match. Both enjoy an active and adventurous lifestyle, though Leo enjoys the dramatic more than Gemini. Leo is more organized than Gemini, which can lead to a bit of tension. Both signs are flirtatious, but Leo can become jealous easily so communication is important when it comes to fidelity.

♍ Virgo - This pairing is highly dependent on compromise between Virgo and Gemini. Both are great communicators and adaptable to their partner’s needs. This makes for a solid foundation. Virgo has trouble separating work mode from relaxation mode, which can bother Gemini. If Gemini can help Virgo relax and Virgo’s work ethic can rub off on Gemini, the relationship had real potential.

♎ Libra - One of the most compatible pairings in the Zodiac. Libra and Gemini are extremely in sync and often make others jealous of their seemingly perfect relationship. Even though both are adventurous and social, they are also indecisive and not great at keeping track of finances.

♏ Scorpio - Scorpio and Gemini share an intense sexual attraction, but have very different personalities. Gemini can be very social and often flirtatious, while Scorpio enjoys the company of very few and in small doses. If Gemini is patient with Scorpio they can figure out together how to balance their very different interpersonal appetites.

♐ Sagittarius - Sagittarius and Gemini have a strong pull toward each other. Their initial attraction is further solidified by their shared love of deep philosophical conversation and their inquisitive minds. Sagittarius tends to solve problems by considering the big picture, while Gemini is more detail oriented. If they can consider one another’s perspectives it can lead to both becoming more well rounded.

♑ Capricorn - Capricorn and Gemini is not considered a particularly compatible relationship. Capricorn tends to be more organized and serious than Gemini, which can lead to Capricorn feeling like they look after Gemini like a child. Capricorn is also less sociable than Gemini. These factors can lead to serious strain on the relationship if Gemini is unwilling to adopt some of Capricorn’s maturity.

♒ Aquarius - This pairing is said to have soulmate potential. Many Aquarius and Gemini grow a strong friendship even if they decide not to pursue a romantic relationship. Gemini can be unsure of what they want in a relationship which is part of why Aquarius is such a great match. Aquarius is dynamic and will keep Gemini on their toes and constantly in awe of Aquarius’ personality range. Gemini is one of the only signs that can keep up with Aquarius’ love for lively debate. The downside of this pairing is both signs’ lack of motivation to complete menial tasks like everyday chores and maintenance.

♓ Pisces -Gemini and Pisces make for a bittersweet match. Both signs are emotional, but Pisces needs reassurance that Gemini shares their unconditional love. Gemini, on the other hand, does not need as much reassurance and may be confused by Pisces’ need for romantic gestures. Gemini’s sense of humor can also cause Pisces to feel that they are not as important as they need to be in the relationship. Gemini must be aware that their tendency to make light of emotional situations can hurt Pisces.

Getting Semi-Deep With The Muse

💟 What is your muse’s opinion on love, relationships, etc.?

☮️ Has your muse ever lost a friend? How?

✝️ How certain is your muse in their beliefs?

☪️ What thoughts cross your muse’s mind before going to bed?

🕉 Is your muse content with their place in life?

☸️ Has your muse had any near-death experiences? How did it affect them?

✡️ What would your muse consider “crossing the line” morally?

🔯 What is your muse’s biggest regret?

🕎 If your muse could change one of their characteristics, what would it be?

☯️ What is the biggest obstacle facing your muse currently?

♈️ When was the last time your muse cried?

♉️ Does your muse wish their life had turned out differently in some way? How/why?

♎️ How does your muse feel about their appearance?

♐️ How does your muse envision their future?

♏️ What does your muse look for in a friend?

⛎ Does your muse have a strong sense of self/identity?

ocean themed asks
  • sea foam: favorite memory?
  • salt water: sweet or savory?
  • sea spray: favorite beverages?
  • waves: dreams for the future?
  • seagulls: tell a story about your pet.
  • coral: something you're looking forward to?
  • sun reflections: something that made you smile today?
  • sea cliffs: something you regret?
  • sand: someone you look up to?
  • palm trees: music taste?
  • surfers: favorite sport?
  • anchor: something that keeps me grounded?
  • bubbles: what breathes life into you?
  • sand dunes: biggest obstacle you've overcome?
  • tidepools: talk about the little things in life.
  • seashore: tell a secret.
♈ Aries Romantic Compatibility ❤️️

Aries and…

♈ Aries - Though this pairing is considered unique, it can make for a stable relationship under certain conditions. The biggest problem between Aries’ is their affinity for competition. This can be accomplished if both partners focus their energies on their own ambitions and goals or if they work in very different fields.

♉ Taurus - Aries and Taurus may not be attracted to each other initially, but with effort and time a strong connection can form between the two. There may be vast differences in the pair’s interests. Neither of these signs are particularly flexible in relationships, so learning how to balance the strong inclinations of each other is very important.

♊ Gemini - Aries and Gemini are considered a very compatible couple. They have common interests and similar temperaments. Though Aries is slightly more dominant, Gemini is more observant and adaptable to Aries’ ways. The biggest obstacle for the pair is a lack of planning and foresight.

♋ Cancer - This pairing can be challenging to navigate. It is imperative that both signs be diligent toward the others’ needs and preferences.  Aries is more adventurous than Cancer, but Cancer is more sensitive and level headed. Both are very strong willed, which can supersede the differences in these signs and make the relationship stable.

♌ Leo - Leo and Aries are an extremely compatible couple. The key to this pairing is the balance between what the signs have in common and their differences. There is just enough competition and exciting differences to keep the relationship fresh and active.

♍ Virgo - Aries and Virgo typically have great mental compatibility and are sexually well matched. The biggest hurtle for this couple is their lack of communication. Though there may not be an initial connection between the two, Virgos and Aries’ that decide to build on their relationship can create something very worthwhile.

♎ Libra - This pairing can be extremely sexual compatible but may struggle with differences in lifestyles. Compromise will make all the difference in this relationship. Aries is a person of action, while Libra prefers to plan and give great attention to detail. If they allow one another to influence their decisions, they will both be able to make bigger and more precise strides.

♏ Scorpio - The Aries and Scorpio pair has been described as “explosive”, mainly due to the intense sexual compatibility between the two. Both signs are known to be passionate and strong willed. Sex can become the strongest aspect of the relationship, which may not lend itself to longevity. Cheating can be the biggest mistake in an Aries/Scorpio relationship and can breed terrible outcomes. Scorpio may not be used to Aries’ openness and it will take some time to get used to. Aries should be aware of Scorpio’s initial caution.

♐ Sagittarius - Aries and Sagittarius is another highly compatible pairing. Both are adventurous, active, and spontaneous. This couple is special. As many other signs have trouble keeping up with Aries and Sagittarius, this relationship stands out to both partners.

♑ Capricorn - Capricorn and Aries can be a challenging relationship. Getting used to one another will be a slow and sometimes confusing process. They both have their own set ways and have trouble communicating their needs to one another. The two are compatible sexually. If Capricorn becomes the dominant personality in the relationship Aries may feel things become stable, but stale. If Aries takes the lead in the relationship Capricorn will feel that things are unstable and rushed.

♒ Aquarius - A pairing full of potential, Aries and Aquarius can build an exciting life together. Aries admires Aquarius’ unpredictability and uniqueness while Aquarius will relish the independence of Aries and their shared rebelliousness. Aries may become a bit demanding of Aquarius when it comes to their sexual relationship.

♓ Pisces - The success of a Pisces and Aries match is largely dependent on Aries’s ability to show their patient and romantic sides. Pisces is loyal and sensitive and can be a great supporter of Aries if given what they need emotionally. Pisces is at the most risk in this relationship, as they can be made to feel unimportant by a dominant sign such as Aries. Communication on Pisces’ part and understanding and effort on Aries’ part make all the difference. 

towerofishal  asked:

unpopular opinion: wanting to send fenris back to danarius wasn't ooc for anders,as he's shown before that hes both a hypocrite and ignorant of the elves' treatment (I know,I'm salty)

Strongly agreed!!!

The salt is strong in both of us, my friend.

Anders’s approval of selling Fenris is NOT remotely OOC in any way, shape, or form. Anders tries to shut down and invalidate Fenris from act one. Fenris is living, walking proof of the dangers of magic and the dangers of unchecked mages, and all of his experiences are evidence to refute Anders’s arguments. Of course Anders doesn’t like that. Anders is awful to everyone except Varric (until act three), but he goes out of his way to antagonize and gaslight Fenris – especially a romanced Fenris. Everything about how Fenris is a “wild dog” who’s out of control and how Fenris deserved to have been killed by Danarius and how slavery couldn’t possibly have been that bad if Fenris didn’t kill himself to escape it and #NotAllMages and #NotAllMagisters and so much more shit – all of it is to discredit anything Fenris says and believes regarding slavery, Tevinter, and mages in order to build up Anders’s own opinions and arguments.

So when it comes to selling Fenris into slavery, of course Anders approves of getting rid of Fenris. One of the biggest obstacles to his arguments is no longer in his way. Not only that but he sees it as only fitting that Fenris, who fears and is wary of magic, is put in his place, so to speak, by a mage.

Anders hates Fenris. He dismisses anyone who doesn’t support or match up to his priorities, but he is especially terrible to Fenris. There is no doubt in my mind that Anders would have sold Fenris to Danarius on his own, given the chance.

So no, it’s not OOC at all.

I’m not sure this counts, since I don’t think I technically recognized this moment for what it REALLY was, and Mongr-El isn’t even in the scene or mentioned at all, but whatever. 

The first moment I hated Man-Hell was when Karolsen broke up.

Yeah I know, I know, Kara and Mayo-Boy don’t get together for another twelve episodes after that and he wasn’t even CONSCIOUS at that point in the series, but we all KNOW that they only broke up Karolsen to make way for a new white male love interest, so it counts, alright!

Because that was one of the first big signs that things were going really, really wrong in this season. The other was the writing off of Cat Grant, but that has less to do with Meh-Blegh, so I can’t quite count that.

We spent twenty episodes building up not just Karolsen, but James Olsen as a character in the show, as a co-lead with Kara and Alex. He was more than just Kara’s love interest. James Olsen was a successful, empathetic, kind, flawed character who also happened to be a Black man. He had his own personal character arc throughout season 1 about learning to believe in Kara and, through her, himself. He’d always sort-of depended on Superman in his life as both the reason he was famous and as his personal hero. But through helping Kara learn how to step outside of Superman’s shadow and be a hero all her own, James has to do much the same for himself and figure out where he fits in this new world he’s helping to create. He has to figure out who he wants to become now that he isn’t relying on Superman.

A lot of kermil shippers will use the fact that James was somewhat obsessed with Superman as an argument against Karolsen, that he only likes Kara because of her relationship to Clark Kent and not for Kara herself. I disrespectfully disagree. One of the biggest obstacles between James and Kara was his relationship with Kara’s more famous cousin, I’ll admit, but it’s an obstacle that they dealt with pretty early on if I remember right. Kara gets angry with him for calling Superman to save her and he promises never to do it again. And you know what? He doesn’t. That little button that used to call Superman always seems to call Kara instead after that episode. He learns to see Kara as her own person without the legacy of Superman overshadowing her.

In comparison, Mothball-Eh STILL brings up Kara’s Kryptonian heritage as recently as 2x13 during their DEO argument to delegitimize her anger and his mother brings it up in 2x16. The issue of Kara’s supposed ‘prejudice’ is STILL an issue after karahell get together, but the issue is no longer Kara’s; it’s MOUNTAIN-DEW’S. Because he sees prejudice in every valid criticism she brings up, just to make himself the victim so he doesn’t have to ever change his behavior. His mother uses Kara’s supposed prejudice (and she wasn’t even there in the original episodes when Kara DOES say some prejudiced things, so she’s actually just making a guess and being an asshole about it) to make Kara feel guilty about being upset that her boyfriend lied to her about his identity, an identity that meant he had owned slaves and been part of a corrupt monarchy and benefited from oppressing his own people. I guess the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree there. Rhea killed her own husband when he disagreed with her; I wonder what Moldy Wonder Bread would do to Kara if she pushed him hard enough.

Anyway, so after twenty episodes of build-up, they finally got Karolsen together. And they spent all of one episode as a couple. An episode in which they do basically nothing as a couple, they don’t even get to go on a date, and at the end of it, Kara has somehow decided they’re better off as just friends, even though at this point, she shouldn’t really have any idea what they’re like as NOT-friends.

In a spectacularly shittily written scene, an entire season of build-up got shoved aside due to some equally spectacular racism. Because James HAD to get out of the way for the new white fuckboy to reign, didn’t he?

And that’s definitely one of my number one moments that I can look back on and say I started hating Musty-Eel.

Couples Counseling

Summary: What better way to investigate a marriage counselor (who may or may not be responsible for the death of six of her clients) than to go to marriage counseling? It’s just pretend right? No different than putting on the FBI suits. Of course, nothing ever goes according to plan, and Sam and Dean quickly get more than they bargained for.

Warnings: Wincest, eventual smut (all the smut), slow burn, canon-typical violence

Word Count: 9,200+

A/N: This is the first of two parts, because the fic got away from me and ended up being too long to post as one part. The second part is complete and will be up tomorrow! Feedback MUCH appreciated on this one!


MONDAY

“Remind me again what we’re doing here?” Dean is only half-sitting down in his chair, looking very much like he’s one wrong answer away from fleeing.

“Calm down,” Sam answers, keeping his voice low and steady. “Three people, all from the same small town, murdered their spouse then committed suicide, all within the span of a week. The only thing they have in common is this therapist.”

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In the beginning of running and of meditation, one of the biggest obstacles is laziness. One kind of laziness is basic slothfulness, in which we are unable to extract ourselves from the television or couch. In this case, just a little bit of exercise can send a message to the body that it is time to move forward. Even putting on workout clothes and beginning to stretch helps bring us out of our sloth. By the same token, sitting down to follow the breath for even five minutes has the power to move us out of laziness. Another form of laziness is that we don’t make time in our busy, speedy life to go for a run or to sit down and practice.
Sticking to a Novel

@nour386 asked: “Sorry if this isn’t an appropriate writing question, but how do you stick to a piece that you’re writing? When you sit there and can’t make words flow anymore and you’re just sitting with a blank line and have no idea what to do?”

That’s a great question actually (and totally appropriate) and the truth is, it is hard. When you start a project, there’s so much hope and excitement and when that project is something as long as a novel, it can be difficult to maintain that excitement and desire to keep writing for however many tens of thousands of words it has to be. 

For this reason, I often recommend new writers start with short stories.  With short stories or really any kind of short piece of writing, the biggest obstacle is often finishing the project. If you can write a whole short story from start to finish, you know that you can write and edit and complete something of that length. You might dare to take on something longer the next time around. Writing a few short stories can be a great exercise in character, theme, and plot. Novels and short stories are by no means the same - their mechanics are different, but a lot of the tools and techniques you learn writing a short story can be applied to a novel. 

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Baby Daddy (Series)

PART I. PART II.

News about the baby had spread among your peers by the next morning. Some who have been misinformed sent congratulatory gifts to the hospital and your phone was filled with congratulatory messages as well.

The biggest obstacle was to confine the information as close as possible in the hopes that the media would not be able to catch on the fact that Jay Park, CEO of a trendy hiphop label, had found an abandoned child at his family’s restaurant.

Amidst all the noise that was occupying your head, you were still wrapping your it around the fact that Jay was taking everything like it was not a big deal. There was something wrong and you could feel it in your gut but could not possibly put your finger as to what it was.

You paced the hallway outside the hospital room trying to push aside unwanted thoughts. You took a deep breath and exhaled sharply and went back inside the room.

Everyone else had either gone home or went to work except for you and Jay.

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oh-my-diosa  asked:

any advice on how to not be so hard on yourself?

There is nothing wrong with pushing yourself to be better, but there is a difference between self-improvement and fault finding. We shouldn’t try and find faults in anyone, including ourselves. We mustn’t judge ourselves or others, for it never actually improves the situation. But I also don’t believe in deluding oneself into believing all is sunshine and roses, when our reality and ourselves doesn’t always present such a truth. We must be able to look at ourselves honestly, without falling into a dire mode of despair. This is where we practice detachment, understanding not all things need an emotional response.

We all have things we can develop into its highest potential, that’s the beauty of life. Life gives us enough challenges and obstacles to overcome in of itself, we don’t need to unnecessarily create even more, or even worse become our own biggest obstacle. We should be supporting ourselves in every moment. Self-empowerment. Beating ourselves up is not this. It’s not even a matter of self-love, it’s just simple self-respect. Someone who has self-respect doesn’t degrade themselves, they’re not woeful over things they cannot change, things that don’t actually matter.

I’ve noticed that a lot of people have an issue with self-respect, which they translate as a lack of self-love. Think about it. You wouldn’t criticise someone you respect. You wouldn’t undermine their effort, but instead have gratitude for all that they do, no matter how seemingly small. You would seek to understand them as deeply as you could with compassion and love, not with judgement and victimisation. I think a lot of people would benefit from getting real and honest with themselves, and simply ask “Do I truly respect myself” most people get defensive and say “Yes?”…but do we really? Because a lot of our behaviour contradicts this. Our thoughts, are they respectful. Our actions, are they respectful. Our character, is it respectful. Do we try to serve others, or do we have self-serving desires. Do we realise that we are a part of the world, not that the world revolves around us. Do we show these things in our thoughts, actions, character? Do we have an interest in knowing others, or do we want to just simply talk all about ourselves, because psychology has shown that people love to talk about themselves more than anything.

There is nothing wrong with these things when they’re done appropriately. There’s nothing wrong with drinking a glass of wine with your closest friends, who’s company you genuinely enjoy. However it’s another thing to be getting drunk, losing all sense of awareness, just to fit in or because you don’t enjoy being alone. People aren’t there to be used to fill the void within ourselves. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to beauty yourself up, it’s an act of grooming and self-care, but we can do this in a way that is natural and elegant, not just to look good in selfies. There’s nothing wrong with being active on social-media, but if you have your phone at the dinner table, or your scrolling through Instagram when someone’s trying to have a conversation, that’s disrespectful. We can have fun and enjoy life, but we can do so with grace and respect. One must know the importance of being authentic and true to oneself, but also understanding the importance of etiquette, being a lady or gentlemen.

By being hard on yourself, all you’re going to do is stress yourself out, which is only doing to make you accomplish less. Where as if you focus on one thing at a time, you’ll probably find it’s a lot easier to do, you do it more efficiently and a lot quicker. Just improve one thing at a time and it’ll probably be more enjoyable and self-empowering.