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Living as a Liminal Space

Is this the way things have always been?
The question is always nestled in the back of your mind, smile carefully in place as you nod along with someone’s conversation. You don’t know who they are - their face feels familiar, but the list of remembered names in your mind is very small.
You stare at their cracked lips, trying to commit their words to memory. You wonder if they had ever used chapstick, and just as that thought bubbled to the surface, time slipped sideways. You awake from your dream to find seconds have passed, countless words lost in the haze of existing and you look up at the person speaking.
“I’m sorry,” you say, with that careful smile painted delicately across your face, “Could you repeat that?”
They do, but the words slide like quicksilver in and out of your ears, darting just long enough to hear, but not long enough to understand. You blink, trying to remember, but that moment is gone as if it had never happened. They are already talking about something else, addressing you by name, but their own name remains lost.
Conversations flow like a river around you, snatches of meaning caught here and there, but holding onto conversations is like trying to dam a stream with a bucket. You learn to scoop down as quickly as you can, snatching just enough context to divine meaning.

Is this the way things have always been?
The light bulb needs to be changed.
There are two bulbs, one broken, one not. The room is dim, but not so dim that it is untreadable. You see the light bulb, and it registers as something that Needs To Be Done. You look down to the warm mug in your hands, and consider that to change the bulb, you need to have your hands free.
And the thought is gone, the significance of room dimness lost as your thoughts fizz like static to wrap around the mug’s heat. You find the mug the next day, left on the corner of your desk, drained of coffee. The room’s dimness is remembered, but you should take care of that mug first, right? It could mold.
By the time you place the mug in the sink, your thoughts are already occupied by dish soaps and lipid breakdowns, and the bulb lies forgotten, nestled dead against the ceiling. 

One morning, neither bulb turns on, and you navigate the kitchen by the light of your cell phone before work.
That night, you use your cell phone again, because you’ve forgotten where the bulbs are, and need to get gas to get to the store.
The next night and the night after that, you ate early enough in the day that light bulbs weren’t needed, so the deadness never registered as a problem.
At the end of the week, your hunger draws you to the kitchen late in the evening, but it’s too late in the day to go to the store - they won’t be open.
When the problem of the bulb is not in front of you - is not making an active nuisance of itself, it’s like it doesn’t even exist.  
Nothing in this world exists, when it’s not in front of you. 

Is this the way things have always been?
“You’re so good at traveling!” your coworker said, “Aren’t you homesick?”
Belatedly, you realize that you’ve been away from home for a week and a half. Each day seems like an individual lifetime. They flow back-to-back never quite related, for all their similarities.
Like picking up a new novel every morning, each set of problems is unique to that situation.
Like picking up a new novel every morning, the previous book’s worries shed like water. They’re not here anymore, so they don’t matter.
“Do your parents know you’re in California?”
No, you think to yourself, I haven’t talked to them in months.
It’s not any malice or dislike that stops you from calling, and that’s what frightens you, a little.
You’d be happy talking to them, but you just…. Forgot.
Like all things, when they aren’t in front of you:
They just don’t seem to exist. 

Is this the way things have always been? 

“You know I was only joking!”
I didn’t, you think to yourself, forcing a titter of agreeable laughter.
Every word, unless emphasized deeply with emotive gestures and tonal changes, seems genuine. Flat-faced delivery of falsehoods always rings true to your ears. It takes effort to remember to parse out people’s wording - their delivery - and compare it against their previously stated opinions and choices.
It takes effort to remember to analyze again and again and again and again, until every conversation is a minefield of potential missteps, drawing close a handful of responses that could be interpreted a hundred different ways. At least with those, you can play along.
“How come you’re being so quiet?”
It’s exhausting to dance the dance of smalltalk, when your feet just seem unable to develop that muscle memory. So every conversation becomes mechanical, automatic, words filtering through keyword searches and tonal registers to find the ‘correct’ response that is both situationally appropriate, not emotionally hurtful, and hopefully accurate enough not to elicit guilt.
Like all automations, It doesn’t always work.
Like all machines, it doesn’t feel real.
The people of the world seem like a thousand NPCs, all demanding answers from an endless multiple-choice list of dialogue options. Humans become something like obsticals, and conversations like challenges, fights waged with memorized expressions and rote responses. You become accustomed to spitting back wisdom from books and television shows written by actual people, in the hopes that their words can make your forced empathy seem real.
None of it feels real. 

Is this the way things have always been?
“Do you have a crush on anyone?”
Should I?
Sexual and Romantic relationships burn brightly, all-consuming while they last. Obsessive is a word fit for the hungry hoarding of dragons, and the vicious consuming of ghosts.
It is an accurate adjective for your heart.
While things are here they are all that exist.
While things are elsewhere they may as well have never existed at all.
It applies to tasks,
To objects,
To people,
To relationships.
To your own emotions. 

Existence itself remains a fleeting experience of not-quite-real spaces. Each moment feeling the most important thing you’ve ever done, yet once that moment passed it leaves only the briefest of marks on your heart or memory. Often the memory slides away completely, leaving nothing but the memories of others, and whatever few pictures were taken.
Your self exists eternally on the outskirts of other peoples lives, recollection of what you’re like always reminded by pictures and stories told by friends. That perfect, careful smile painted delicately across your face slips to neutrality when alone.
You simply consume the world, experience it, and let it go again.
An eternal catch-and-release, where there is no fish more important than the one caught in your gaze NOW.

 Is this the way things have always been? 

Yes. 

And will always be. 

Your mind is a Liminal Space, and the world around you can only briefly visit. 

the signs as oscar wilde quotes.
  • aries: “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them” (Dorian Gray; ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’).
  • taurus: “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means” (Miss Prism; ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’).
  • gemini: “Do you really think, Arthur, that it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations that it requires strength, strength and courage, to yield to” (Sir Robert Chiltern; ‘An Ideal Husband’).
  • cancer: “The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death. Love only should one consider” (Salomé; ‘Salomé’).
  • leo: “Be warned in time, James, and remain, as I do, incomprehensible: to be great is to be misunderstood” (letter to James McNeill Whistler, 23rd February 1885).
  • virgo: “Don’t come here. I will come to you. Ever yours” (letter to Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas, August 1894).
  • libra: “The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past and every sinner has a future” (Lord Illingworth; ‘A Woman Of No Importance’).
  • scorpio: “I am so glad you like that strange coloured book of mine: it contains much of me in it. Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry is what the world thinks me: Dorian is what I would like to be — in other ages perhaps” (letter to Ralph Payne, 12th February 1894).
  • sagittarius: “Everyone is worthy of love, except him who thinks that he is. Love is a sacrament that should be taken kneeling” (‘De Profundis’; letter to Lord Arthur “Bosie” Douglas, written during Wilde’s incarceration at Reading Gaol).
  • capricorn: “Ideals are dangerous things. Realities are better. They wound, but they’re better” (Mrs. Erlynne; ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’).
  • aquarius: “…we shall have true, beautiful, healthy Individualism. Nobody will waste his life… One will live. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all” (‘The Soul Of Man Under Socialism’).
  • pisces: “A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world” (‘The Critic As Artist’).
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@lescarnetsdehaku: Hey ! Sorry if it looks rushed but I did not have a lot of materials near, and most of all as said in the first picture it is kinda late here. But I thought it is very, very important to thank an artist for inspiration, or to give recognition when deserved. This way : thanks a lot for your work, and have an amazing day !

*chokes up* Th-thank you! This is? So Sweet? How does such a wonderful, thoughtful person like you exist? oh my goodness 

anonymous asked:

Do you have any resources you recommend for a follower of Hel?

I do! Actually, fun trivia, my first seidh mentors were a couple, one sworn to Odin, the other to Hel. It made for some fun Kindred fireside discourses. 

Some of these aren’t Viking/Norse/Heathen specific. But I think its important to be mindful of the fact religion and faith don’t exist in a vacuum and can be impacted or inspired by the most mundane things. Our ancestors would not recognise our technology, but many things in the human experience have remained unchanged, good and bad. Large pockets of the Western world have become separated from death and it has become idealised in a much different way than in the Viking Age. Or even from the early 20th century. 

A lot of death witchery resources are aesthetic. Filtered photos of scattered bones, black roses, dancing in graveyards, etc. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But it carries the risk of sterilising and burying the other aspects of death and those who live and work with it. Death entities are in the flickering votives on headstones. But also in the buzzing, flickering fluorescent bulbs of a hospital or nursing home. Standing vigil over a psychopomp in scrubs who has but a few moments to grieve before paperwork or the summons of another call light. They’re in the aching back and sweat of a mortician who spent hours on a child’s body restoration for a brief open casket. And not the only one they will oversee that day. They’re in the rough-cut montages of war playing on muted TVs in a bar. 

Sorry for the beginnings of a tangent. I am drunk and have a lot of feelings about Loki’s family and a complicated relationship with death.

I hope this helps!

This is another post covering the healthpack locations and tips on which are useful to hack. The previous post is HERE.

I’ve included all healthpack locations available on the map, but usually only marked the ones I find useful.
The neon-yellow ones are the most important ones that you and your team can use or are necessary to deny heals for the enemy team.
The pink ones are good to hack for yourself.
The orange ones are optional and depend on your personal playstyle or situations.

Maps like this are mirrored in their architecture and healthpack placement. But this time, I will have to specify your teams side and the enemy side. Some healthpacks would otherwise be multicoloured or things would become unclear.
For this map, we pretend our spawn is on the left, and the enemy spawn is on the right. Since the healthpack locations are mirrored, if you spawn the other way around ingame, just mirror the following advice and above map for the other side.


This is the Ilios: Well map, which surrounds the objective with small healthpacks which is different than the other two Ilios maps, especially Ruins.
This means less heals for you and your team from local healthpacks, even if you hack them. Hacking healthpacks can still be useful here, but is arguably less useful than in other maps with big healthpacks surrounding the points of action. This makes your entire team rely more on healers, but in turn also means that low health targets running away without a healer have to encounter usually more than one healthpack to fully heal up (except heroes like Tracer) and gives you more time to finish the kill. Plus, taking away pivotal healthpacks around popular fight zones is still important.



The neon yellow one at the top in the middle of the map is one. This is the healthpack most people go for, since it’s hear the objective while not needing to retreat or go into enemy territory. Your team’s flankers or heroes like D.Va heal a lot on these especially, and the enemy team’s flankers like Genji usually go here when they’re low. Lots of 1v1 fights are happening here, and you’ll have a better chance to win if you’re having your hacked healthpack here. It’s good if this is the first point you go to to immediately secure it, and not let it run out.
The other neon yellow one to the left is especially important if you only have one healer and you’re playing Sombra as an off-healer. Your team needs an easy healthpack to retreat into, and this is especially good for Mercy’s that deal with lots of attacks and not being protected as much. This spot is good to hack after the top neon yellow healthpack so it’s available when your team is in the fragile phase of capturing the objective or being pushed back to the initial objective entrance, but holding that one well. It’s usually not that important or needed if your team has two healers or many characters that have some form of self heal or health recovery through shield.

Now, the pink ones which are for yourself specifically.
The top left one is good for the initial stage, the early game where the object is barely unlocked yet and/or the capturing is in progress. The neon-yellow one in the top mid is often surrounded by enemies or used by your own teammates, so translocating to this one is safer and it’s usually always available and provides better shelter.
The ones on the right side (big and small one) are good to hack when you’re trying to harass the enemy backline, doesn’t matter if the objective is captured by them or not. They’re often walking around the initial objective entrance and surprising them from behind is helpful, which also gives you an opportunity to finish off targets that are going into hiding with low health. If they’re on the objective, what you’re doing by attacking them from behind is either a) distract them from your team attacking from the front and giving your team additional space on the objective and the enemy team is officially pushed back towards you or b) The enemies avoid you but are further pushed towards your team attacking at the front and they’re coming dangerously close to the well, which is a good opportunity for Roadhog, Orisa, Lucio, etc. to score environmental kills. To have a safe space to retreat to, those two healthpacks are practical. If the enemy team isn’t much of a problem, the small one will suffice together with the neon yellow one in the middle, but if you’re getting a fair share of damage, the bigger one is better. The big one is also good to hack if your team has pushed the enemy team completely off the objective and are inching closer and closer to the enemy spawn, preventing the enemies there from reaching the objective.

The orange one on the left side is exactly good for that, when it is done to your team instead. If the enemy team is pushing hard and is slowly creeping into your spawn direction, this one is good to hack.
The orange one in the bottom middle of the map is a situational or optional hack because it depends on the enemy team if anyone ever uses it. If you see they’re rather going for this one instead of the top neon one, hack this one as well. Most of the time, the enemy players seem to forget this one exists too and don’t bother searching for it. It’s usually only important if fights are happening down there in the building.

Otherwise, especially in escape maneuvers, don’t be afraid to hack any healthpack you come across when you need healing in that moment or a fight arises around that healthpack.


Since the picture above alone doesn’t make clear where exactly the healthpacks are, how to reach them and at which level they are, HERE is a video showing them all while going through the map.

In Your Crosshairs || Part 3

Author: @punkof-pop
Pairing: Theo Raeken x Reader
Words: 3,025
Warnings: Fluff
Prt1 Prt. 2
A/N: Hey! Part 3 is here! As I said before, I’ll keep this going if you guys want. So, if you want a part 4 let me know and also let me know if you want to be tagged/removed from the tag list.
Tagging: @houseoflahey @mrs-sarcasmm @nessy246  
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You and Theo exit the truck. He picks you up and your lips meet his as he walks carefully to your side door. Miraculously, you make it inside without bumping into anything or letting your grip of him slip one bit. Theo puts you down, but the two of you continue to kiss, his hands moving down your sides and around your hips while yours tug at his shirt, wanting more with the kissing becoming more aggressive and messier.  As you go to enter the hallway, a light turns on and Scott is sitting on the couch that faces the hallway. His head is cocked while his eyebrows are raised like he’s your dad catching you coming home after sneaking out.

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anonymous asked:

I feel so sad saying this but sometimes I hope Reylo won't be canon, just because I'm scared of what the crazier antis could do. Judging from their reaction to 2 seconds in a trailer, I'm legitimately scared some insane tumblrites will threaten the actors/director's safety, send them gore or triggering pictures or just throw a fit at the movie theater (which employees will have to deal with). There are blogs on this website that just scream "this person is on the verge of going full Misery".

Here’s the thing you have to understand about antis, anon. 

1) They are cowards. 98% of them would not so much as say “boo” to a shipper if they saw them in public, and the other 2% would be arrested immediately if they so much as tried half of the shit they talk about. It’s very easy to talk tough on the Internet, but I guarantee you almost none of them would do anything outside of whispering and giggling in a real-world setting. If they attempt to fight a shipper, they will be arrested for assault. If they cause a scene in the theater, they will be asked to leave (or worse, depending on the level of harassment). The real world is not Tumblr, and without their followers cheering them on, they’re powerless. 

2) They are irrelevant. The story is going to be what it’s going to be. They can kick and scream and hold their breath and threaten to run away, but TLJ is finished. Done. Kylo and Rey’s dynamic has been determined. One of our sides is likely to be happier with that than the other. We don’t know who that will be yet, but there is nothing any of us can do to change it. 

Also, no one involved in TLJ is new to this now (minus KMT, and the rest of the cast seems to have her back in a big way), and Star Wars fans are, for better or worse, some of the most passionate and thus most volatile in existence. The actors and creative team are equipped to handle the influx. If someone tweets gore or triggering pictures at, say, Rian Johnson, he’ll block them or report them for harassment, and that’s the end of it. These people are adults; they’re not going to crumble and weep because some self-important Tumblr user with a Steven Universe avatar and a four-page-long “before you follow” called them names. They’re busy doing their jobs and enjoying themselves. 

Bottom line: don’t worry about it. Antis talk a big game because Tumblr insulates them and feeds their egos, and they travel in packs. But they have as much power and impact as any other random fan, which is to say none. Don’t let them get you down. Remember: in the end, this is supposed to be fun. 

It’s done! I’ve read every single issue with Harley and Joker in it. Now, an article: Comics: Harley, Joker and abuse

Friend: T_T Everybody in internet says I’m sick because I ship JxHQ

me: Let me explain the mess : ) book by book >.< 

what’s mainstream and continuity? click here 

If you want to know what N52 is click here

Friend: Why is people always talking about Snyder’s Joker or Morrison’s, etc?

Me: DC made it sure that the sacred continuity of the mainstream was kept, each writer had to work based on what his predecessors wrote but writers had different interpretations of the character so the characterization was different.

So sometimes we have an absolutely violent Joker, sometimes He’s a smart guy who tries to seem dumb or a man so crazy that couldn’t avoid the police.

Why Am I explaining this? because you have to understand that Joker in the time Harley was introduced in comic world was extremely violent and sadist. He spent the half of his time killing his own men. He wasn’t the character we knew in the tv show. Comic world is more raw, crude and bloody. Of course Harley changes her personality many times it depends on who wrote it.

Harley was written like Joker’s girlfriend in the series, now if you’re not familiar with batman comics that’s the most logic development but otherwise you understand that was a bold move cause Joker existed during 50 years before someone gave him a girlfriend but more even, he didn’t have a brother, a father, sons or a sidekick, nothing at all* and today someway we have big pictures of him kissing a girl and people pay for them LOL.

Harley was a new phase for Joker as a character cause she gives to him humanity what is good or bad, good if you want a more complete character, bad if you’re trying to use the cruelest, the grosser and the most important batman’s enemy to be creepy.

Batman - Harley Quinn (august, 1999. by Paul Dini): The canon origin for Harley in the mainstream (Mad love is from tv/adventures continuity). They didn’t use the thing of abuse, no, they had an idea to keep it weird and dysfunctional: He tries to kill her and they had a twisted reason, It’s cause he loves her alike but different entirely to abuse. This was the strategy of the comics and was reflected everywhere 

Comic Harley Quinn (2000-2004), comic Batman adventures (Tv continuity), comic batman, etc at least until 2007 BUT we have a couple of exceptions.

This picture by Guillen March (many batman comics) is a good brief of that tendency:

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Me.... just... less.

I’ve been debating the whole day whether I should post this pic or not… It’s a very very hard thing for me to do, my inherent self-esteem issues wrapping itself around me and tripping me up. 

And then, eventually, I thought fuck it. Maybe, just maybe, I can inspire someone. To be more, to get back your zest for life and be free, to live, rather than just existing. 

So here it is, people. Feel free to reblog my ugly mug across the interwebz if you feel someone might benefit. 

Also, last but most important, please feel free to contact me privately if you want to, I’m here!

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#LOAThursday

The Only Way To Create Abundance

 We all want things, but in using the law of attraction to manifest them into your life you must first detach from the idea of wanting - which is associated with scarcity. This is done by embodying the mindset of abundance and changing the way we view our current situation. 

Instead of saying “I’m broke” or “I need more money” we can choose to adopt the perspective of “I can make more money” and this will attract more opportunities for you to do so. This is a great place to start if you’re new to using the law of attraction in your life.

Whether you’re in the process of manifesting or just beginning - your perspective is everything. If you find a penny on the floor and you are embodying the scarcity mindset you will think “it’s only a penny, I need more”. Whereas if you have optimised your perspective for abundance you will think “the process of manifesting more money has begun!”

Using the law of attraction in your life has practical applications that begin with very small changes in your attitude towards everything that comes into your path. It is true that our thoughts & feelings create our reality - but our actions create those thoughts and feelings, therefore your actions are the most important area to focus on in creating your new life.

Creating a clear mental picture of what you want to manifest and how it will look is also a great way of building your new story and manifesting it into existence. Remember also that manifestations take time - observe the signs in your daily life to acknowledge if you’re moving in the right direction. 

Keep in mind that everything you do, say and think need to be in harmony for you to effectively manifest big shifts in your life. This all begins with the way you see the world and the perspective you choose to adopt. Let abundance be your attitude toward every experience that enters your life.

Your actions create your reality.

Peace & positive vibes.

Got a specific problem you need help with? Add me on Skype for a free consultation - spoonofconsciousness@gmail.com :)

anonymous asked:

How do you feel about naming animals we have in our world differently? Like, having a lion, but naming it, idk, ceolun in that nation's language. Or the opposite, having a creature called "fox" that doesn't look like a fox in our world. Or shares some characteristics, but, for example, has three heads.

Hey there!

Naming familiar animals new names

Nothing inherently wrong with this. It would only make sense that a completely original world would have different words for its animals. You just have to raise the question (going on your example): If most other words in the narrative are being translated and this is literally a lion, then why are you choosing not to translate “ceolun” into “lion”? If there’s an important reason, then that’s great. But randomly choosing not to translate common names for the sake of sounding cool isn’t necessarily a solid choice. 

You also have to ask the question: Why does the lion exist in your otherwise original world? Is it exactly the same, or just similar? If it’s just vaguely similar, then having an original name makes total sense. We might picture a lion, but perhaps it’s differently colored or has three tails. 

When choosing to use conlang words, they need to have meaning and purpose within the story. Bogging your readers’ minds down with unneeded complications might be counterproductive or even detrimental to your story. Think about why you want to create a new word for the creature and make sure that it benefits your story or the reader in some way. 

Naming fictional creature familiar names

This, on a technical level, actually makes far more sense if you ask me. Going back to the translating thing. If the creature is reminiscent of a fox, then using that word will call a specific image to mind for your reader, saving you a lot of work. Then you can point out how it’s slightly different, showing that this “fox” is, in fact, a different animal…but you’ve used words that are familiar to readers to conjure a picture in their mind.

If the creature is too different from anything familiar, then this “translation” might not work. Be sure that if you’re using this method, that the comparison makes sense. You don’t want to further confuse your readers. 

Happy building!

anonymous asked:

how come letting cats be "outside cats" is bad? :O legitimately curious

this is the only post on it i could find on my blog

also the post doesnt really go into it but “outdoor cats” are also doing MASSIVE damage to wild bird populations which is probably the most important reason in the big picture. 

but otherwise its basically most “outdoor cats” actually have very poor quality of life and if you cant take care of a cat indoors then you shouldnt have a cat

Yuri!!! on Ice Episode 10 - Anime vs Reality

So, me and my friend @nimurun live near Barcelona, so we did a tour of the locations from Yuri on Ice episode 10! The photos were taken during the day, so they don’t quite look the same, but it gives a general feel of the place ^^

Here are some of our favourites, with a side by side comparison from the anime:

First stop, Sagrada Familia, where my baby Pitchit took his selfie xD Victuuri were also here!

The hotel the skaters stayed in is called Hotel Princess and it’s on Avinguda Diagonal. Lots of conferences are held there and if you look it up on Google Images you’ll find pictures of the pool where Victor and Chris were hanging out!

Unfortunately we didn’t have the chance to go inside and take pictures of the lobby, but maybe next time we will ^^

Next up was the Fira de Santa Llucia! This one looked pretty different in real life: the font has change and there were no decorations hanging behind it.

Unfortunately we couldn’t find Maria Dolores, the shop where Yuuri buys the rings and when we asked around we were told it didn’t exist :( 

There used to be a jewelers in the square called Majorica, but it’s closed down now.

The final stop (for now) was by far the most important: La Catedral del Mar a.k.a. the place where VICTUURI GOT ENGAGED AJAIDHPUEQFJGUCFG (still not over it xD)

Again the anime wasn’t quite accurate, but pretty close. While we were here we met another group of Yuri on Ice fans from Barcelona who acted out the scene! They were so cute! >.< 

The gates were open do it’s so it’s not quite right >.< 

You can’t see in this image but people were looking at us funny lol 

LOOK AT MY BEAUTIFUL SONS ;-; MAY THEY BE HAPPY TOGETHER FOREVER *  ^ *


BONUS: 

Near the Cathedral we found this Restaurant:

The name of the restaurant ranslates to “Victor’s Cafe”! XD

It’s literally right next to the cathedral, to the right, but unfortunately we’re poor so we couldn’t afford to eat there (T^T) 



UPDATE!! @the-wintry-mizzenmast has informed me that Maria Dolores is actually a shop called Carrera y Carrera! https://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/images/int/shopping/passeig-de-gracia/101b-carrera-y-carrera/P580/carrera-y-carrera-shop-barcelona-9369.jpg

Thank you so much for the info, will try to go there soon and that more photos! ^^

It’s done! I’ve read every single issue with Harley and Joker in it. Now, an article: Comics: Harley, Joker and abuse 2.0 *improved*

Friend: T_T Everybody on internet says I’m sick because I ship JxHQ

me: Let me explain the mess : ) book by book >.<

what’s mainstream and continuity? click here

If you want to know what N52 is click here

Friend: Why are people always talking about Snyder’s Joker or Morrison’s, etc?

Me: DC made it sure that the sacred continuity of the mainstream was kept, each writer had to work based on what his predecessors wrote but writers had different interpretations of the character so the characterization was different.

So sometimes we have an absolutely violent Joker, sometimes He’s a smart guy who tries to seem dumb or a man so crazy that couldn’t avoid the police.

Why Am I explaining this? because you have to understand that Joker at the time Harley was introduced in comic world was extremely violent and sadist. He spent the half of his time killing his own men. He wasn’t the character we knew in the tv show. Comic world is more raw, crude and bloody. Of course Harley changes her personality many times it depends on who wrote it.

Harley was written like Joker’s girlfriend in the series, now if you’re not familiar with batman comics that’s the most logic development but otherwise you understand that was a bold move cause Joker existed during 50 years before someone gave him a girlfriend but even more, he didn’t have a brother, a father, sons or a sidekick, nothing at all* and today someway we have big pictures of him kissing a girl and people pay for them LOL.

Harley was a new phase for Joker as a character cause she gives to him humanity what is good or bad, good if you want a more complete character, bad if you’re trying to use the cruelest, the grosser and the most important batman’s enemy to be creepy.

Batman - Harley Quinn (august, 1999. by Paul Dini): The canon origin for Harley in the mainstream (Mad love is from tv/ Batman the animated series continuity). They didn’t use the thing of abuse, no, they had an idea to keep it weird and dysfunctional: He tries to kill her and they had a twisted reason, It’s cause he loves her alike but different entirely to abuse. This was the strategy of the comics and was reflected everywhere

Comic Harley Quinn (2000-2004), comic Batman adventures (Tv continuity), comic batman, etc at least until 2007 BUT we have a couple of exceptions.

This picture by Guillen March (many batman comics) is a good brief of that tendency:

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BTS complete theory: The prologue

This whole theory is about BTS and their music videos, short films, solos, lyrics. The pictures of the boys are ALL FROM THE MUSIC VIDEOS. I do not own them. 

I will only explain their meanings and connections.

(There are mentions of death, suicide etc. If you are uncomfortable with that, then I would not recommend reading this.)

I will post the explanation to each mv separately but please be careful to follow the order of the explanations because otherwise it won’t make sense at all.

Read BTS complete theory: I NEED U first. 

 BTW: After I am finished with publishing every part of the theory, I will make a list so it will be easier to read :D 

Moving on to the next video. Though, the next video is not a music video but a prologue.

(This is what I mean)
So, let’s start:

8 seconds into this vid and my heart is already aching :’)

As you can see here we have V. He is

covered in blood, since he killed his dad. He’s not at home anymore, but somewhere quiet.
And there he calls someone.

he looks so sad I can’t

And he says:   

Now, the question is: Who is he talking to?
But we don’t find that out until RUN Jap. Ver. 

Anyways after that the scenery changes and the boys join him.

There is no blood on Taehyung, he’s wearing different clothes and he looks calm. Also, there are only six of them and Jin is missing, but then you see someone recording, that someone being Jin.

Now this is very important. First of all, the fact that Jin is there and that V has completely changed shows that we are again seeing the happy times or better said: Jin’s dream world / illusion. So just like in the I NEED U mv there are two realities / worlds. But in this video, you only see the real world for a few seconds, that being at the beginning where V is covered in blood and calls someone.

So right now, this is again the dream world. And Jin is recording the boys. I’ve already seen a lot of people mention the fact that Jin has a camera in almost every mv. And well, that is because he wants to hold on to those happy times since he only was happy when he was with the boys.

After Jungkook notices him, Jin joins them and then you can see this:


Again, this is the reason why Jin is always trying to “capture” the moments they spend together

After that the happy memories start:

And Jin is still recording

He literally just records them having fun.

In the next scene, we see him crouching down to record a butterfly, something very fragile, just like the happy memories that Jin is trying to hold on to. And then suddenly, the background music changes. Go to minute 3:09 and start listening and pay attention to minute 3:13, then come back.
The song in the background, which is Butterfly, starts to sound off and Jin notices.

Then you see this and it kind of seems like this place is quiet and empty. And this is the point where Jin starts to realise that something is off about his reality. But he doesn’t know what.

This happens next:

It looks pretty normal actually. We see V drawing something on the wall. That something being this

After a few seconds, you see the drawing again but this time it changed.

It suddenly seems like it has horns (devil) and the middle of this thing is also red. What does this remind you of?

Exactly.

The thing is, Jin is blinded by the desire to be happy, which is why his illusion only has happy moments, but deep down he does know that he is dead. But Jin has trouble accepting that fact, which again is why he creates that world. Because his death means that he can’t be with the boys anymore. And without them he can’t be happy:

Though subconsciously, Jin knows that the present he created can’t be real. In the sense of: the boys can’t be as happy as they are in his illusion because they have to face the consequences of his death. So, when in the “real world” something really bad happens to the boys, disturbances appear in his illusion because of the deep emotional bond he shares with them. That is why Jin looked around and the music (Butterfly) changed. Just like when we dream and realise that we’re dreaming, Jin also starts to notice that something about his realty (or illusion) is wrong, but again, he doesn’t exactly know what, since he still can’t fully accept his death. There are certain things that don’t fit in with his reality and he slowly notices them.

Now, I’m just gonna show you a few pictures and you remember this for later on.

These pictures will be explained in a short time.

Okay but now back to the main thing.

After those scenes, you just see normal happy moments, until V starts to separate himself from them.

Just like how he did in real life by killing his dad (so basically this is a hint that something bad happens to him in the “real world”). And again, this shows that Jin’s dream world is starting to change.

After that we see Rapmon writing this on a mirror.

It says, “you need to survive” and I already mentioned that Rapmon thinks that he has to protect and help the others, but he himself is having a hard time trying to cope with Jin’s death. So, by writing this he kind of reminds himself or tries to convince himself. And this mirror was already seen in the I NEED U mv and I also showed it before:

This also proves that Suga has suicidal thoughts. And this is exactly why this:

happens.

Continuing.

Then once again something weird happens.

While everyone is happy, Suga looks done. Just like in the real world. But Jin is too distracted by other things that he doesn’t notice anything. But Jungkook does and blows out the fire.  (again, hinting at the special bonds)

After that they go to the beach?

He’s still recording.

And again, you hear Butterfly in the background. and jungkook’s amazing ass voice

Okay so listen now:

After that beach scene, they go to the gas station and there Rap Monster decides to take a picture of Suga and Jin

After he takes the picture he puts it in there.

Okay this is important remember this. (you still also remember the other 3 pics u had to, right?)

Then again, the happy moments continue

And then they all sit down but V looks up at something

And then he jumps into the water. (I will come back to this in a second)

And then you see Jin alone in his car on the beach.

He then takes out the picture and his expression completely changes because

He’s all alone. Suga can’t be seen on the picture because he doesn’t actually exist in Jin’s world, since it’s just an illusion, a “fake present”. Suga and the others are just an illusion in a dream world. They are not dead like Jin. They don’t exist in his realm. Just like how he doesn’t exist in theirs anymore.

And now that I’ve shown you the most important parts of the prologue I can explain a few more things and tell you how Jin died.

Okay so the thing is Jin actually had depression. You can see that from the lyrics of I NEED YOU.
In those lyrics, he is talking about a break up or something like that.
Of course, you might think: why Jin? It could also be another member or just in general a break up?
You see, in that mv we know that all of the six members have suicidal thoughts and we also know the reason why (Jin’s death). But the only person we almost know nothing about is Jin. The only thing that is for sure is the fact that he is dead (that’s why the others are suicidal). He could’ve only died because of an accident or suicide. And this is where Jimin comes in. At the beginning of the I NEED U original version we see Jimin doing this:

After setting, what seems to be a letter, on fire, he drops it and goes underwater. That was right after Jin’s death, meaning that this letter could only be a suicide letter. Something else wouldn’t make sense. And because of that letter and because of Jin’s death, Jimin tries to drown himself right after setting it on fire. Because he also cannot accept his death.

So, in conclusion, Jin killed himself.

And the way he killed himself is connected to how Jimin tries to commit suicide.

Okay so remember the three pictures from a while ago?

You first see a toy car being put on a water bottle, after that it is thrown into the water and sinks to the ground.

And at the end of the prologue we see Jin sitting car. He’s alone on the beach.

As you can see his car is wet.
This proves that Jin died after he drove into the water (just like shown before with the toy car). So basically, he drowned.

Which could be the reason why Jimin also tries to commit suicide by drowning.

But the thing is, Jin is not the only one who commits suicide. V also dies by drowning.
Let me explain. We said that in the “real world” V killed his dad after Jin died, because he lost control. Throughout the story, it is noticeable that the guilt slowly starts to consume him and he is not able to bear the pain of having killed someone. Above all, V still immensely suffers from Jin’s death and he also thinks that he has disappointed him (will be explained in Demian). So, he decides to commit suicide. Now, how do we know that he drowns? Well, the first time that it is indicated is in the prologue:

We know that the prologue is mainly about Jin’s dream world and the reason why we see V’s suicide in it is because (as explained above):

(There is more proof though, but you have to wait for RUN/RUN jap.)

But to be honest, him dying by drowning would make a lot of sense since Jin also died that way and that was the trigger for Taehyung. After Jin’s death everything went downhill. And maybe by committing suicide in the same way, V thought that he could join Jin.

 Next: BTS complete theory: I NEED U Jap. ver. 

Writing a book in 5 steps

Do you feel stuck? Has procrastination stopped you from achieving greatness? Are you unable to focus on writing for some reason? Worry no more. With this post I’ll help you transform a story idea into a whole book in a few months.

Get ready! It’s time to shine!

Originally posted by frederikkejul

Step 1: Set a schedule and a deadline

Even if you have no deadlines to meet, create one. Don’t EVER write without a deadline. Having no deadline gives you no sense of obligation. Deadline is commitment. So, what day is today? Give yourself three months to finish the first draft. You can do it. 
Also, create a writing schedule. At what time of the day do you feel most focused? Find the best time and a good amount of hours for writing. Write everyday.

Originally posted by ullibabulli

Step 2: Choose the story idea

You have a schedule and a deadline, now you need a story idea. If you already have one, go to step 3. If not, here’s an exercise to help you find an exciting new story idea.

Create 10 book titles, just 10 random titles you can think of.

For every title, create two possible stories. You’ll have 20 story ideas to choose from. Pick your favorite. Don’t worry too much about finding the perfect one, perfection doesn’t exist. Development is much more important than finding the “right“ idea.

When you are ready, let’s move to step 3.

Originally posted by melanciaradioativa

Step 3: Bones

In step 3 we will develop your idea into a full-length story. Let’s start by answering the most important question:

How does your story ends?

If you know how the story begins and how it ends, you can come up with a few basic scenes that MUST happen for the story to go from point A (begin) to point B (end). Don’t worry about details, just outline important events from A to B.

Now you have the structure of the story, or the bones.

Originally posted by martyparty98

Step 4: Development

Now it’s time to give life to ideas. Nothing gives more intensity to ideas than visualization, because if you picture something in your mind, it starts to exist. So, visualize yourself meeting with your protagonist (and other characters as well). Talk to them, ask them questions, imagine their appearance, manners and clothing. Imagine yourself visiting your protagonist’s house. Imagine yourself talking to your antagonist too, ask them questions. Imagine yourself walking around the fictional world, take imaginary photos.

Imagine yourself as the main character. See what they see, feel what they feel, fear what they fear. Imagine their story as if it was happening to you. Imagine some of you protagonist’s memories.

You can also imagine the story as a trailer, or as a full movie. You can imagine it as a finalized book and the cover art. You can imagine random people reading it, or asking for your autograph. Really, you can imagine anything.

Be a daydreamer. :D

Originally posted by w-jin

Step 5: Writing

The right moment to start writing is when you know how the first scene should go. You don’t need to have a clear planning of everything. If you know the first scene, you have enough.

For the writing process, I have a few advises: 

- Stop watching music videos for a while, they will shift your attention.

- Don’t open thesaurus, save that for editing.

- Write the first word that comes to mind, don’t try to be fancy, be practical.

- If you have problem with confidence and anxiety, imagine that someone else is writing the book and you are just watching from a safe distance.

- Don’t try to write the perfect first paragraph, you’ll probably change it later.

- Write as much as you can and as fast as you can, the first draft will be terrible, but no one will ever read it. So write with the flow.

- As you write, scenes will look longer compared to when you read them. That’s completely normal. When editing comes you’ll be able to fill the gaps.

- Follow your instinct, if you feel that something is wrong… something is probably wrong.

Originally posted by totally-a-wizard

So, are you ready to start?