the party animal house

Positive Expression VS Negative Express of Venus in a House ♀

Venus is the planet of love and luxury. Within this comes with concerns of inner-circle relationships such as love affairs and friendships, as well as relationships you have within the business world. Venus desires harmony with what we attach ourselves to. However, with every planet comes positive expression of it and a negative expression of it.


Venus in the 1st house: POSITIVE: Magnetic personality, charming, diplomatic and genuine. NEGATIVE: Passive-aggressive, shallow, plays dumb and two-faced.

Venus in the 2nd house: POSITIVE: Good taste, an aesthete, strong sense of values and lucky. NEGATIVE: Hedonistic, a spendthrift, materialistic and critical.

Venus in the 3rd house: POSITIVE: Charismatic, creative, peacekeeper and a good mediator. NEGATIVE: Schmoozer, schemer, dishonest and uncommitted. 

Venus in the 4th house: POSITIVE: Sentimental, nurturing, artistic and an entertainer. NEGATIVE: Clingy, dependent, overprotective and demanding. 

Venus in the 5th house: POSITIVE: Sensual, lively, affectionate and loyal. NEGATIVE: Overindulges, party-animal, dramatic and childish. 

Venus in the 6th house: POSITIVE: Practical, understanding, conscious and detail-oriented. NEGATIVE: Unromantic, critical, smothering and squeamish. 

Venus the 7th house: POSITIVE: Endearing, sociable, loving and considerate   NEGATIVE: Pushover, clingy, taxing and fake. 

Venus in the 8th house: POSITIVE: Seductive, passionate, devoted and intriguing. NEGATIVE: Intense, easily-bored, envious and lacks self-control. 

Venus in the 9th house: POSITIVE: Helpful, adventurous, understanding and intuitive. NEGATIVE: Easily dissatisfied, uncommitted, distant and erratic.

Venus in the 10th house: POSITIVE: Admirable, optimistic, well-spoken and organized. NEGATIVE: Aloof, superficial, lazy and ingenue. 

Venus in the 11th house: POSITIVE: Friendly, thoughtful, unique and gregarious. NEGATIVE: Pleasure-seeker, too idealistic, over-indulger and strange.

Venus in the 12th house: POSITIVE: Nonjudgemental, compassionate, sacrificial and helpful. NEGATIVE: Distrusting, secretive, loner and self-conscious. 

anonymous asked:

Have any J2 fic recs that you feel deserve more love?

oh, there are always J2 fics that need more love, always always<3 I won’t even be able to touch on 1/100th of the fics that deserve more praise or just a good reminder that they exist, but here are some recs:

Full Cosmic Shift by kelleigh

After ten seasons, Jared’s ready to act on his attraction to Jensen. He spends four weeks taking a massage therapy class before putting his plan into action, but when he sees Jensen in real pain after a strenuous scene, Jared is forced to make a few adjustments.

Rating: Explicit; Word Count: 3,333; Warning: None 

Like a Detuned Radio by homo_pink

When Jared’s released from prison, Jensen is there to help him cope.

Rating: Mature; Word Count: 9,564; Warning: Past Violence, Permanent Injury

Not the Desperate Type by guestwho

Jared’s party-animal reputation gets him accepted into the notorious Alpha Epsilon Pi house (or as they call it, APE) easier than a game of hopscotch - but what he doesn’t expect to find there is someone who totally harshes his vibe: Jensen Ackles; a prude with a stick up his ass the size of Texas. Fortunately, Jared loves a challenge.

Rating: Explicit; Word Count: 16,484; Warning: Drug Use, Homophobia, Misogyny 

What a Time to be Alive ‘verse by theboys

Jared plays pro-ball with the Golden State Warriors, and Jensen is a very dedicated sports journalist. These are snapshots of their lives.

Rating: Explicit; Word Count: 27,147 (atm!); Warning: Mpreg

*Note: y’all, this ‘verse is so good, I scream every time I see an update

Roxanne Red and Scribbled Hearts by lightinthehall

The planner is open to this week, names like Brian, Thomas and Will jotted next to little notes like rope bondage, shower first, and likes feet. Jared finds his name under Friday.

Rating: Mature; Word Count: 2,237; Warning: Prostitution 

Wish Upon Lidded Blue Flames by skeletncloset

If not for his mama, Jensen and Jared might’ve never stumbled over each other. Jensen at dewy nine, scabby-kneed on the muddy ground, resigned to his daily ass-kicking from the neighborhood roughnecks and wild-haired, pointy-boned Jared standing taller, impossibly tall from Jensen’s vantage in the dirt, standing straight and true like he held up heaven, coming down on Jensen’s tormentors with the wrath of the Almighty, molly-whopping the bunch and dragging Jensen off by the arm, boys cussing and groaning in a puddle behind them.

Rating: Explicit; Word Count: 5,202; Warning: Underage, Homophobia

Blood on Your Hands by sleepypercy

Assassin-for-hire Jared finds teenage runaway Jensen on the side of the road and decides to offer him a ride. Jensen doesn’t mind if Jared has blood on his hands.

Rating: Explicit; Word Count: 6,608; Warning: Underage, Violence

On the Road to My Horizon by hellhoundsprey

Jensen works at the ratty-old cinema Jared likes to bring his dates to.

Rating: Explicit; Word Count: 17,780; Warning: Drug Use, Implied Prostitution, Incest, Violence

A Swift and Steady Seduction by _mournthewicked

In which Jared is drunk, the green-eyed dude at the bar is a tease, and they both end up getting in over their heads (in the best possible way).

Rating: Adult; Word Count: 4,200; Warning: None

The True and the Brave by strive2bhappy

In a world of knights, castles, lords, prophecies and the threat of war between the kingdoms, Jensen the True has lived a remarkably sheltered life. Gifted with the ability to scry truth through touch, Jensen isolated himself from people not only because his “gift” brought him discomfort but because he was used only as a weapon by the current lord. Jensen’s world is turned upside down when a young knight named Jared comes to Greenbriar Manor and changes everything.

Rating: Explicit; Word Count: 47,200; Warning: None

The Smell of Sun on Your Skin by firesign10

The boys enjoy attending the Austin City Limits Music Festival. After they enjoy the music followed by whiskey and barbecue, Jared enjoys the smell of sun on Jensen’s skin…

Rating: Explicit; Word Count: 2,861; Warning: None

Learn to Glow ‘verse by cleflink

In which Jensen is an empath, Jared is a sweetheart and together they fight crime! figure things out as best as they can.

Rating: Explicit; Word Count: 43,355; Warning: Abuse

In This Windy City by dugindeep

Chicago Homicide Detectives run themselves all over the city to tie together a handful of bodies, a potential scandal with a local Alderman, an unnamed dirty cop, and a possibly even dirtier partner. In Chicago, it’s not just the wind that’ll get you …

Rating: Explicit; Word Count: 64,944; Warning: Violence

A Handful of Rain by riyku 

Life on the streets had taught Jensen that everything came with a price. Family was a word that meant the people who kicked you out, religion was nothing more than a free meal, and salvation something that he could buy for ten bucks a hit down on the bad side of town. Scoring had become his full-time job, and finding a safe place to sleep was what he did in his time off. It was only a matter of time until this life caught up with him. Now, strung out and with no where else to go, Jensen finds himself following his feet to a place he never thought he would go–to the home of a stranger who can unfailingly see past Jensen’s mistakes, and who can see right through to the good that is still left within him. The challenge is getting Jensen to see it as well.

Rating: Explicit; Word Count: 33,520; Warning: Drug Abuse

Not On the Map by elless18

The boys go on a road trip from Dallas to NYC and discover a few new things along the way.

Rating: NC-17; Word Count: 11,500; Warning: None

Forever is a Lonely Number by lightinthehall

[ Written for the prompt ] “Jensen never ages, Jared does, but they stay together forever.”

Rating: Explicit; Word Count: 3,286; Warning: None

*Note: one of my favorite fics ever. in the history of ever.

Thespis by nicbo723

Jared is a makeup artist and is hired for a new movie based in Vancouver. Jensen plays the part of a hardcore, punk-rock star, but he has a real-life attitude problem. Unfortunately, Jared can’t figure out why and still finds Jensen attractive. They have to work alone together; long hours and long days, in small quarters of the makeup trailer. During that time, Jared discovers the actor’s secret and wants nothing more than to break away the protective mask Jensen hides behind.

Rating: Explicit; Word Count: 36,370; Warning: None

A Song in the Stars by strive2bhappy

Jared Padalecki has dreamed of taking to the skies since he was five-years-old. When he becomes an adult and builds a spaceship of his own, he gets to do just that, looking for adventure – little did he know the adventure waiting for him. Jensen Ackles is born part human, part Terryn and his life as an outcast is difficult – music is his only real escape. When he’s captured by the Dominion, an organization hell-bent on taking over every galaxy in every way they can, he’s used as a lab experiment to see how his special, combined heritage can be advantageous for them. Fleeing Dominion control, he vows to himself, they will never find him again. A chance meeting between Jared and Jensen helps both of them get what they’re looking for – and the way things end up, it may have been more than just chance. From various planets throughout different galaxies, to nights under the stars in space, Jared and Jensen find in each other something worth fighting – and possibly dying – for.

Rating: Explicit; Word Count: 39,813; Warning: None

Knockin’ So Loud by tebtosca

Jensen’s new neighbor is a gigantic dick. No, really, he is.

Rating: Mature; Word Count: 3,049; Warning: None

Hometown Boys by peggy_lane

Jared’s the best used car salesman in his small Texas town. Jensen’s the surly mechanic who manages the shop at the dealership. It takes some time, but Jared brings him around.

Rating: Teen; Word Count: 6,092; Warning: None

“Stranger Things” Sentence Starter Pt 1
  • “You’ve been playing for ten hours?!”
  • “We talked about this! You can’t take shifts when I’m working!”
  • “I think it’s kind of cool. It’s like you have superpowers, or something.”
  • “Yeah, except I can’t fight evil with it.”
  • “It was a one-time…..two-time thing.”
  • “I’ll climb through your window, I’m stealthy. Like a ninja.”
  • “Mornings are for coffee and contemplation.”
  • “My mom thought I was on debate team but really I was just screwing girls in the back of my dad’s Oldsmobile.”
  • “You know, kids are mean. They laugh at him/her/they, pick on him/her/they, make fun of his/hers/their clothes.”
  • “What did I just say? One at a damn time.”
  • “No, I won’t. I don’t get scared like that anymore.”
  • “Yeah, all I know is she’s scared to death. I think she might have been abused or kidnapped.”
  • “Think he could be hurt? Maybe he walked away?”
  • “What you think I didn’t check my own house?!”
  • “Hey, what did I do? What did I do?”
  • “Galaxies and the universe and whatnot, she/he/they always did good with that. I always thought there was enough going on down here.”
  • “It’s alright. You sit tight, whoever it is out there I’ll tell them to go away real quick.”
  • “Sorry again for almost turning you away back there.”
  • “Don’t do anything stupid.”
  • “How about every time you get something right I take off a piece of clothing, but every time you get something wrong….”
  • “Are you crazy!? My parents are here!”
  • “Was this your plan all along? To get me alone in my room and get another knotch in your belt?”
  • “I barely even know what’s going on with you. I’m so sorry.”
  • “No, no, no. You can’t do that to yourself. This is not your fault.”
  • “I know it. I can feel it, in my heart. You just have to trust me on this, okay?”
  • “I’m just being realistic, ___!”
  • “Did you run away? Are you in trouble?”
  • “She/he/they said no and yes. Your three year old sister can say more!”
  • “We should tell your mom.”
  • “Is that real?! Sorry. I’ve just never seen a kid with a tattoo before.”
  • “You’re saying that that’s not weird?!”
  • “All I’m saying is it’s an emotional time.”
  • “Oh, come on. You’re wasting your time!”
  • “Yeah? Well, cops are good at finding. Stay here.”
  • “You’re in trouble, aren’t you? Who - who are you in trouble with?”
  • “Bad? Bad people? They want to hurt you? The bad people?”
  • “And there was something else, I don’t know. It was - it was some kind of animal. I don’t know.”
  • “No parents… Big house…”
  • “A party? It’s Tuesday..”
  • “Obviously his/her/their stupid plan failed.”
  • “No way, ___ would never rat us out.”
  • “Yeah, it’s fun. Come on. Just trust me, alright?”
  • “This is ridiculous! I’m so sick of it!”
  • “You shouldn’t like things because people tell you you’re supposed to, okay?”
  • “I need this phone and I need two weeks advance. And a pack of Camels.”
  • “I promise. That means something that you can’t break. Ever.”
  • “I want you to feel like you can talk to me. I never want you to feel like you have to hide stuff from me. I’m here for you.”
  • “I heard he/she/they were drunk as a skunk and did it on a ten dollar bet.”
  • “Telling any adults would put us in danger!”
  • “What kind of danger? ___, what kind of danger?!”
  • “No, no, no. We’re going back to plan A.”
  • “Really? Want to check up my ass too?”
  • “You don’t think I want to see you?”
  • “Maybe I’ll trade you in for the younger model.”
  • “Because I don’t want to go by myself. ___, it’s not rocket science. Just tell your parents your staying at my house tonight.”
  • “We never would have upset you if we knew you had superpowers.”
  • “What is… friend?”
  • “A friend is someone you would do anything for.”
  • “Spit swear - you never break your word. It’s a bond.”
  • “Friends… they tell each other things. Things that parents don’t know.”
  • “We can’t park in the driveway! The neighbors might see.”
  • “You can be like my guardian. Make sure I don’t get drunk and do stupid things.”
  • “Is that a new bra? Really?”
  • “Is that supposed to impress me? You are a cliche, you do know that don’t you?”
Jupiter:5th house ✨💞🌟💞✨

-Probably a party animal

-Possess an abundance of creativity

-Fortunate circumstances often shine on the children of those with Jupiter in the 5th house

-1st child could probably be very religious/philosophical,or have a prominent Jupiter

-Lucky circumstances in romance;could manifest as dating someone with wealth,popularity/status,or could even just manifest as a generally happy love/sex life

-Sometimes this placement can manifest as promiscuity(nothing wrong with that just be safe lol)

-These people often have talent in sports or the arts

-Often have luck in gambling/speculation,but consider aspects to Jupiter and the condition of the whole chart

-Always looking to have a good time

anonymous asked:

What is your all time favorite J2 non au fic? Favorite au fic? Favorite J2 fic in general?

oh goodness 💕

my favorite J2 non-AU fic is @qblackheart ‘s The Courtship of Jensen’s Co-Star ✨ it’s been on my “I need to reread ASAP” list for, what feels like, ever, but I want to dedicate all my time and energy into rereading it, not tired-eyes-at-2-AM. it’s absolutely wonderful and here’s a little bit about it:

The Courtship of Jensen’s Co-Star by @qblackheart

Somewhere in the time between a handshake and a hug, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki went from being reel-life brothers to real-life best friends, and complete strangers to cosmic soul mates, no rhyme or reason to it that either of them could ever see. Jared was everything Jensen was not: friendly, funny, and full of life; one in six-point-whatever billion the Earth’s population currently stood at. Life was awesome. Work was amazing. Everything was fine until Jared kissed Jensen. Everything was peachy until Jensen fell in love. With desperate times unexpectedly calling for desperate measures, Jensen called Chad Michael Murray for relationship advice – because being in love led to temporary insanity obviously – so it really didn’t surprise him that he couldn’t seem to win when it came to wooing Jared. Still, Pisces must’ve been in a really good place in the night sky or something because suddenly, right smack dab in the middle of the miserable courtship of his co-star, Jensen discovered that maybe loving Jared was all he needed to do to win his heart. And luckily for Jensen, loving Jared was also the one thing he did best.

Rating: NC-17; Word Count: 112,000+; Warnings: None

I can’t give enough praise for this story, but I’m probably going to do another long rec when I eventually get around to rereading it 💕💕💕

my favorite J2 AU story is (this is so hard, I have so many and if you want a list of fic recs, just let me know) either Underneath it All or Fucking Kodiak, Alaska

Underneath it All by @ashtray-thief

Jensen Ackles was always good at acting, pretending. So good in fact that he is the FBI’s favorite undercover guy. He has more undercover operations under his belt than he’d like to remember, and after his latest stint with a ring of human traffickers he really thinks he deserves a break. Unfortunately there’s a new criminal organization on the rise, and all attempts to infiltrate and take down the Padalecki family have failed so far. Which is why Jensen finds himself faced with a new assignment, one that no other agent qualifies for and that he really doesn’t want. Because trying to seduce the most powerful man in the Chicago underworld? Not really high up on his list.

Rating: Explicit; Word Count: 94,427; Warnings: Violence, Morality Issues

Fucking Kodiak, Alaska by Xenodike

After having an emotional and physical breakdown and trying to get away from a dysfunctional relationship, Jensen finds himself staring at a stuffed and mounted bear standing in a tiny airport terminal on the on the other side of the country. Jared, self proclaimed cocky asshole and sporting a fantastic manbun, takes pity on him, expecting a thank you orgasm before they go their separate ways. Turns out, Jensen’s not half as broken as he thinks he is. A large fluffy dog and a little help realizing his prostate is in fact not defective, goes a long way. Jared is a lot more broken than he’ll admit. Jensen takes him on a journey of learning what it means to have someplace to call home. Throw in a lot of plaid, flannel shirts, a tiny log cabin, a horrendously ugly, moldy RV, a weather-beaten bar, fantastic wildlife, spectacular nature and a hillbilly shithole in the middle of nowhere.

Rating: Explicit; Word Count: 70,016; Warnings: Implied Child Abuse

my favorite J2 fic in general is probably The Courtship tbh, but my current obsession is this:

Not the Desperate Type by @guestwho

Jared’s party-animal reputation gets him accepted into the notorious Alpha Epsilon Pi house (or as they call it, APE) easier than a game of hopscotch - but what he doesn’t expect to find there is someone who totally harshes his vibe: Jensen Ackles; a prude with a stick up his ass the size of Texas.

Rating: Explicit; Word Count: 16,484; Warnings: Drug Use, Homophobia

I also consistently reread these two stories:

Miles to Go by @dollylux

As Jensen’s assistant, Jared takes care of him at work. As a man in love, he can’t help that he wants to wrap him up in a warm blanket and take care of him in every other aspect of his life, too.

Rating: Explicit; Word Count: 8,176; Warnings: None

And When We Kiss by grace_fully

Jensen is not amused by the the tall football douche who sits in front of him in organic chem. In fact, he prefers to torture him whenever possible. 

Rating: PG-13 to NC-17; Word Count: 14,870; Warnings: None

We are so lucky in the J2 fandom to have so many wonderful writers and stories. I have a lot of lists, a lot of fics, but these are ones I go back to often ❤

Dragged Along

Title: Dragged Along

Characters: Reader x Taeyong + best drunk friend Yuta

A/N: I was gone for a rlly long time,, but stay tuned for these new wild rides im finna post upppp 🥜

Yuta had brought me to the party regardless of the many efforts I made to protest. This was honestly going to be such a bummer.

  With the knowledge of previous other parties, I could already predict what was going to happen. Yuta would disappear into the sea of people before us and I’d be condemned to a dark corner until he found his way back to me.

  My prediction had been correct, as soon as I had hopped out of the car he was nowhere in sight. I sighed and made my way up to the front porch on my own. Loose strings of people littered the deck,already heavily intoxicated.

  I sighed and plopped down one one of the steps, fishing in my pocket for my lighter. I really didn’t know if it was alright to smoke here, but I lit my cigarette regardless. I didn’t even know whose house i was even at.

  “Mind if I join you?” While I was thinking, a tall lanky boy with white hair had snuck up behind me. His smile was warm and his eyes seemed bright and inviting. I nodded and he plopped down next to me. “what’re you out here all alone for?” He looked a little concerned, like as if I had been in a fight beforehand.

  I explained the whole situation, about how Yuta had left me and I was a stranger to everyone else that was attending. His eyes lit up, which was crazy because I didn’t think they could get much brighter. “You know Yuta?”

  “Yeah! We’ve been friends since we were kids.” I thought back to how we looked and giggled to myself. “Do you know him?”

  “Yeah, but I’m confused as to why he’s never introduced me to such a pretty girl,especially if you’ve been friends so long.” My cheeks instantly flamed. “I’m Taeyong by the way,”

  “I’m Y/N. Are you sure we’ve never met?” His smirk seemed so vaguely familiar, but I couldn’t quite place it.

  “Im sure I would’ve remembered a girl as cute as you are~” I giggled, letting the foul smoke release from my lungs.

  “Hey put that out!!” A boy yelled, stumbling towards me with a red solo cup in hand. I put it out quickly to avoid confrontation with someone who seemed overly intoxicated.

  “You shouldn’t even have that in the first place darling,” Taeyong smiled, he was staring down the boy who had yelled, who was settling on the lawn. “Doyoung! You can’t sleep there!” He yelled over to him.

  Doyoung raised a thumbs up and let it fall fairly quickly. Taeyong finally turned back to me, apologizing for his friends behaviour. “So whose party is this anyway??” I tried to change the subject as quickly as possible because apologies aren’t exactly my thing.

  His eyes widened and he started to laugh, “You came to the party without knowing who was even hosting??” I slowly nodded and he laughed again “Well, you’ve been hanging out with the host the entire time.”  

  “Really? What’re you doing out here instead of enjoying your party?” Inside the music was roaring and people were yelling. To any other party animal that would sound so awesome, right? A large house, lots of drinks and plenty of other people.

  “I’m getting kind of bored with the party scene, plus I’m still having fun out here with you. Do you not think the same?” My cheeks were instantly the heat of a hundred suns.

  “Yeah! More fun than I would in there honestly.” I glanced warily at the window wondering how Yuta was doing in there.

  Even thinking of the devil will make him appear. Yuta stumbled out the door, his cheeks cherry colored. “Y/N.. I’m gonna be sick.” Me and Taeyong immediately rushed over to him so he wouldn’t fall.

   “I should take him home,” I sighed hoisting his arm onto my shoulder.

  “That’s probably the best idea.” He smiled sympathetically. Yuta babbled in some unknown language as we helped him back into my car.

  We set him in the backseat so he could lie down comfortably. Taeyong ran inside really quick and soon came back with a plastic bag.

  “Thank you~” I wrapped my arms around him to show my thanks. He squeezed my body against his and then we looked back down at Yuta, who started to snore quite loud.

   “Well, I’ll get Yuta to let me hang out with you once the huge hangover he’s about to get passes,” He laughed as I slid into the driver’s seat, starting to prepare myself for the journey home.

   “Wait, hang on a sec!” I reached in the glove box and pulled out a pen and found a small piece of paper. I scribbled down my number and handed it to him. “Text me when you’re free and we don’t have to wait for him.”

   “Alright, I’ll catch ya later then!” He leaned down and pecked my cheek before closing my door for me. I smiled and drove away, watching his figure grow smaller in the distance.

   It was about a 30 minute commute to get back to my place and Yuta’s snores only made me drowsier and drowsier. I figured i couldn’t take him back to his place in his disgruntled state so he could sleep in my bed.

   He randomly woke up, babbled on in gibberish for about five minutes and promptly passed back out. I parked the car and he instantly shot up, trying to get out and stand on his own. He almost immediately crumpled, but I caught him.

  I helped him all the way into my bed, which he flopped onto with an exasperated ‘humph.’ I went into the kitchen to grab a glass of water and two aspirins and set them on the nightstand for him to wake up to. Afterwards a curled up in a ball next to him, drifting off to sleep like we did when we were younger.

anonymous asked:

hey there, I've searched through a few tags but I can't find any fics where one/both of them are like a genius or something like that. Maybe they're a mathematician or scientist or something (not really a teacher though). I was just wondering whether a fic like this exists somewhere, or if you knew of any?

Parallel Universes (wattpad) - Phillip is a scientist who is studying Parallel Universes. After what he thinks is a tragic loss where his boyfriend, Daniel, goes into a coma he builds a machine which sends him into a different world. In this world there are no hover cars and holograms, just taxi’s, tea and crumpets. When he enters a less advanced version of his world, he then meets Dan - the spitting image of his supposedly deceased boyfriend, Daniel. How will they react when Phillip and Phil meet? How will Dan and Phil handle a doppelgänger from a different universe?

We Could Be Immortals (wattpad) - (tw) Dan is a genius, who invented a time and space manipulating device he calls ‘yūgen’. It creates wormhole like bridges across time and space, which he is able to cross. One day he runs into an old friend called Phil, except Dan has never met him before.

We Were Shoveled Up Like Muck (Set The Night On Fire) - Skins AU in which Phil is the pill-popping party animal, Dan is the quiet musical genius, Peej steals from houses, Hazel is his sarcastic girlfriend, Louise chews gum and Jack is just along for the ride.

Like these? :)

- Emily

Dazed and Confused, at its heart, is a movie about high school kids whining and being stoned for 90 minutes, and yet it still managed to become one of the biggest cult hits of the ‘90s and launched the careers of both Matthew McConaughey and Ben Affleck, which is a dubious but undeniable distinction. This is even more noteworthy considering that just about every member of the cast treated it like one extended teenage fuck party. And no, the cast of Dazed and Confused didn’t bother to sober up once the cameras started rolling. They figured the best way for their characters to appear stoned was to actually be stoned, because when you’re making a film about ultra-high teenagers, authenticity is everything.

The craziness started before the movie even began filming, when McConaughey managed to get cast without even knowing he was auditioning. He just happened to run into the casting director at a bar, and the two got along so well that they wound up getting kicked out for being too loud and rowdy, officially marking the first time that people in a public setting became tired of Matthew McConaughey.

Those not fortunate enough to run into the casting director at a hotel bar had to earn their stripes at the “casting pizza party,” a free-for-all where all the potential actors were gathered together to try out for just about every role. One part of the audition process involved pairing the actors off and having them make out with each other, because this is a critical part of the storytelling process. According to Jason London, who was eventually cast in the lead, he and every other guy got to make out with “like, three different girls each.”

5 Famous Movies That Were Insane Parties Behind the Scenes

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Welcome to our first Far-Back FRIDAY FASHION FACT! We’re going way back in fashion history, back to ancient times. Everybody thinks they have a clear idea of what the ancient Greeks wore. We’ve all seen the statues, watched Hercules, or even attended an Animal House style toga party (I mean… what? I would never! Uh…) Anyways, how accurate are these images in our heads? Let’s take a look at the reality of these ancient styles.

To start with, while their dress was very similar, Greek and Roman fashion did differ from each other. Today we’re focusing specifically on the Greeks. Now, here’s the biggest myth that needs to be dispelled- Greeks did not wear togas! At all! That was a Roman thing (started by the Etruscans.) The second biggest myth? Greek clothing was richly colored, particularly for women, and often elaborately decorated! The only reason people see them as being pure white is because the white marble statues are so ingrained in our minds. But just because the stone is white, doesn’t mean that the clothes were. We know that their skin and hair wasn’t this pure white, so why assume that their clothes were? Additionally, many people believe ancient Greek clothing was cotton. This is likely because of all the soft draping, and because cotton is our most prominent material (particularly for loose, draped clothing) today. However, they were typically made out of a heavy wool. In later eras, linen, and even on occasion imported silk, grew in popularity, but wool remained the go-to.

So beyond color and fabric, what did the ancient Greeks actually wear? Well, let’s work our way out from the base. As undergarments, both men and women wore a loincloth type piece, if and when they wore undergarments. Women also often wrapped a wide band called a strophion around their torsos for support. An important note- all Greek clothing was made out of rectangular pieces. There were no curves either cut or sewed into the pieces at all.

A chiton was the main garment. This was a rectangular piece of fabric folded over at the shoulders, so that the excess fell down loose to the waist. The front and back would be pinned together at the shoulders. In earlier times this was made with one piece, but later was created with two. The loose fabric would be cinched in at the waist, under the overhanging fabric, with a belt known as a kolpos. Straps in varying styles were sometimes used to contain excess fabric, as well. Women’s chitons were typically floor legnth, while men’s were typically about knee length (there were, however, exceptions on both sides, but we don’t have time to get into all the specifics now.) Depending on the style (and era) of the chiton, there would be varying amounts of stitching versus pinning. For example, a chiton-like garment known as a peplos was completely open on the side, while later Ionic chitons were sewn up to form a tube.

In colder weather, chitons could be created wide enough for the excess fabric to create sleeves. Both genders would also wear an outer-layer called a himation. This was a cloak-like garment made of a large rectangle and pinned by the shoulder. Warriors and hunters wore a similar but shorter garment known as a chlamys. Also in colder weather, the ancient Greeks would wear closed shoes or boots, as opposed to the sandals we normally associate with the culture. So, you see? Ancient Greek clothing wasn’t as simple and one dimensional as you might have thought!

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I Bentvueghels

Fra il 1620 e il 1720 circa nacque e prosperò a Roma una particolare organizzazione di mutuo soccorso detta Schildersbent (in olandese “clan dei pittori”), i suoi membri si conoscevano fra di loro con il termine Bentvueghels (“i simili”). Scopo dell'organizzazione era fornire supporto e rifugio a quella miriade di pittori fiamminghi (con qualche eccezione solo per i tedeschi) che, attirati dal fascino esotico dell'antica Roma, molto in voga allora nelle accademie, decidevano di stabilirsi nel paese delle belle arti e della classicità per condurre vita da artisti. Una capacità di attrazione formidabile che oggi farebbe la fortuna di albergatori, affittacamere e B&B, ma all’epoca il movimento diede non poco filo da torcere alle autorità artistiche e religiose, l'associazione si mise infatti da subito in urto con l'Accademia di San Luca, l'organo ufficiale attraverso il quale il Vaticano controllava gli artisti e imponeva i tributi.

Nel 1620, Urbano VIII concesse il diritto all'Accademia di San Luca di stabilire chi poteva esser considerato “artista” a Roma e tredici anni più tardi, nel 1633, le diede la capacità di poter tassare tutti gli artisti ed il monopolio su tutte le commissioni pubbliche dello Stato Pontificio. L'accademia entrò sotto l'alto patronato del nipote del Papa, il cardinal Francesco Barberini, Sr.” (wikipedia)

I Bentvueghels, protestanti e piuttosto allergici alle autorità religiose, si rifiutavano di pagare il tributo smerciando le proprie opere per strada, guadagnandosi così la nomea di pagani e tiratardi, di festaioli sregolati e impenitenti; i loro rito di iniziazione, ampiamente documentato, prevedeva un baccanale in cui l'iniziato impersonava il dio Bacco in una sorta di toga party della Delta Tau Chi in stile Animal House. Ogni membro doveva poi scegliersi un nome di battaglia, così Jan Frans van Bloemen, alias Orizzonte, Jan van Bunnick, alias Keteltrom o Timballo, Jan Linsen, alias Hermafrodito, Abraham Genoels II, alias Archimede per le sue conoscenze di matematica, Pieter van Laer, alias Il Bamboccio per il suo aspetto infantile (da cui nacque poi la scuola detta dei “bamboccianti”) e così via. Seguono diapositive.

(Jan Frans van Bloemen, alias Orizzonte, Veduta della campagna romana nei pressi di Tivoli)

(Pieter van Laer, alias Il Bamboccio, Sosta di cacciatori)

(Bartholomeus Breenbergh, alias Het Fret, il furetto, Veduta ideale con rovine romane, sculture ed un porto)

(Johannes Glauber, alias Polidoro, Paesaggio arcadico)

The signs at slumber party

Aries: burns Cancer’s house (no one knows how)

Taurus: literally a party animal, drinking vodka with Cap but then ends up falling asleep before everyone else

Gemini: stays awake for the entire night and does some crazy stuff like sitting in a bath with Aquarius or sneaking for snacks at 2am

Cancer: most likely to be the owner of the house where the sleepover takes place and also bakes cookies for everyone

Leo: talking crap with Pisces, then doing some pranks on others

Virgo: snacking, a lot, falls asleep quite late but is the first person awake and then they feel awkward

Libra: in the charge of movies, picks up a terrible one and no one pays attention

Scorpio: stay awake with Gemini and Aquarius but is probably just on their phone not talking to them

Sagittarius: shows up with a bottle of vodka but then just eats Cancer’s cookies

Capricorn: suggests some games and then gives up and steals Sag’s alcohol

Aquarius: stays awake and also probably makes fun of how others look when they sleep

Pisces: dances with Taurus at first, then just sits with Leo on the bed gossiping about someone they hate

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(i also thought about doing some sort of scenario with the signs at a slumber party, would you guys be interested in that ?)