the place i work at rules

In my horror, I prefer the domestic over the exotic.

I go spelunking when I can. I’ve gotten lost in the woods more than I should have, especially after dark. I enjoy urban exploration when I get the chance. Those settings don’t scare me as much as the house you live in or the place you go to work.

When you go out to do something dangerous– hiking, spelunking, urban exploring, deep sea diving, whatever– you do it willingly, and you do it with the clear understanding that you could die. You have to respect your environment, and the things in it. You take the appropriate precautions so that you don’t die, but if you failed to take those precautions… well, that’s not horror, that’s a tragedy.

Meanwhile, home and school and work– those places have rules of their own, but you know them all already. You’re so used to those rules that you don’t even think about it. Instinctively you know the number of steps to the bathroom, where to reach to find the light switch, where the light will come on when you do. You know the give of the floor under your feet as you move, the shifting smells as you cross from room to room.

What scares me is what happens when those rules no longer apply.

Maybe there’s a stranger there that Does Not Belong– not the kind that can be stopped by doormen or security, but something more sinister. Maybe the hallway is longer than it used to be. Maybe it goes to places that it should not go. Maybe the smell is just a little bit off, and you can’t place it. Maybe there’s something in the window where you know no human can reach. Maybe you know you’re being watched when you should be alone.

The rules have changed, and you are not prepared.

You can tell yourself that you would just quit your job, change schools, move to a different place– but really? In this economy? When you have student loans breathing down your neck? No, you tell yourself you’re probably just imagining it. You’re probably overreacting. It’s probably nothing.

And just like that, it’s won.

Dear future me,
I hope you have belief in the decisions you made a few years back. I hope you cherish the life you have worked hard for so many years. All the sacrifices you made, all the times you took the tough Road they led you to a beautiful place and as they say I hope the view is beautiful from there. I hope your anxiety has made peace and all the hallowed places marked by depression have healed and now you beam with light and peace. I hope all the people who hurt you no longer rule your mind, I hope your life is now filled with so much love and positivity that there’s no space for anything less.
—  kriti-g 

I f*cking love crossovers.
- The Ravenclaw dorm has an unspoken rule: do not turn off the radio
- Back in 1983, a team off Ravenclaws figured out how to make a radio work in Hogwarts, but something was off
- It only picked up one station: Night Vale Community Radio
- The students didn’t know what to make of it. Was it a fictional station? Was it a real place?
- Regardless, they left it on. They never once turned it off, to this day.
- It’s a morale strengthener and bonding exercise for the Ravenclaws
- Every evening all the Ravenclaws gather in the common room to listen to the American’s sultry voice
- Some of them study, some of them create, some of them just listen silently, but all of them listen
- Eventually, one bright student learns that Night Vale is a real place
- The head of Ravenclaw house has to send them all to bed because of the party
- Many Ravenclaws head to Night Vale after they graduate and are just so happy because Merlin’s beard, it’s real
- All of the other houses are completely baffled by the Ravenclaws
- “What the hell are they talking about?”
- Luna Lovegood, especially, takes a shine to the radio station and brings some of her friends to listen one year.
- Namely, Ginny, Hermione, Harry, and Ron
- Obviously, Hermione breaks a little bit
- “Muggle technology can’t work here!” “This is obviously just fiction!” “This can’t be a real place!”
- Ron and Harry work together to stop her and they all listen in rapt attention
- Ginny falls in love with the station, and Harry likes it
- Ron doesn’t buy it
- Hermione is convinced it’s fictional, and that there’s no such place as ‘Night Vale’
- Years later, Luna takes a trip to America after graduation
- And Hermione receives a post card with the words “Welcome to Night Vale” on it and a photo of Luna in front of the sign
- She has to sit down and absorb it
- It’s a tradition for seventh years to tell first years what they need to know about the radio
- Most importantly, not to turn off the radio
- It’s a tradition that still stands today.
- It’s a big reason of why Ravenclaws are the weirdest, wackiest, and most creative house as a whole
(I plan on doing different crossovers with Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin, too, this is just my Ravenclaw pride coming through)

anonymous asked:

How would you go about making a bullet diary/journal??

So you wanna make a bullet journal?

The best part about bullet journals is that they’re completely customizable and thus unique to every individual! Here’s a general guide on how to go about doing just that. If you were looking for a short answer I’m sorry

1. The Bare Minimum

First and foremost, you’re gonna need a pen and a notebook. Some popular notebook choices here in the studyblr community include the Leuchtterm1917, the Moleskine, and the Muji notebook. I personally use the Leuchtterm for my bullet journal but one of my favourite places to get cheap and cute notebooks is the dollar store! When looking for a notebook you may also want to consider the ruling of the notebooks such as plain, dotted, and ruled. For pens, anything that works for you, works. You may want to consider something that flows well but doesn’t bleed through the paper. Honestly, that’s all you really need to start!

2. Decoration

The most fun part imo! Here, you can incorporate all the optional supplies you might want for your bujo such as washi tape, stickers, sticky notes, photographs, printed pictures, magazine cut outs, and more! You can also use a variety of mediums in it as well such as ink, marker, paint, pencil crayon, etc. When I started my bullet journal, I only decorated it by drawing in it and adding watercolour accents. I didn’t start including washi tape and printed photos until recently. But of course, you don’t even have to decorate yours if you don’t want to!

3. Set Up

So you’ve got everything you need to start, what now? Well, it’s up to you! Ask yourself what it is you want to get out of your bullet journal. There are a lot of things you can do with yours but what’s important is find out what works for you. If you feel you might not use an index or reference a key a lot, you don’t need to to have one! Personally, when I got mine, I went right into it and started my first weekly spread. Some common things people include in their’s are:

  • an index
    • keep track of your pages!
  • a key or legend
    • explain what symbols you use!
  • a year overview or future log
    • an effective way to plan out things way in advance!
  • monthly spreads
    • outline the events occuring in that month! often seen in the form of a calendar.
  • weekly spreads
    • keep track of daily tasks and events!
  • habit trackers
    • record various habits such as water intake, hours of sleep, meals, work outs, etc.
  • lists
    • pretty self explanatory. list books to read, songs you like, movies to watch, etc. 
  • anything else that you might want!

What’s important is that your bullet journal works for you. Don’t feel as though you need something in yours just because you see someone else with it. As long as it’s something relevant and helpful to you, great!

Advice, Tips & Tricks

  1. Let go! Make mistakes! Learn! Grow! Don’t let blank pages in pretty notebooks restrict you, let it set your imagination free
  2. Try new things! Experimenting in your bujo can be so much fun and you might be surprised with what you create.
  3. You don’t have to make a spread every week or every day. Sometimes bullet journalling can be exhausting. That’s okay. Take care of yourself, friend.
  4. Plan things out in pencil first if formatting is something important to you.
  5. I know I’ve said this how many times already but because it really is important I’m saying it again! Do what works for you!! And what you actually want to do. 

Want to know more?

Here’s a few resources that might be helpful!

You may also want to check out some of my favourite bujos for inspiration:

∑=MC^2 [Spencer Reid x Reader]

Requested by anon: “Could you do the anything you write on your skin appears on you your soulmates skin au with Reid”

A/N: I wasn’t too sure on what this AU was but I had it explained. I also made it so that names and places of living wouldn’t work because that would be to easy lol.

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You didn’t really understand the whole, write on your skin and it shows up on your soulmate’s skin thing. There were limits to it and rules. Knowing that you couldn’t put down your name or where you are because it wouldn’t show on their skin.

But what you also didn’t understand was what the hell your soulmate was constantly writing on his arm or hand. So many math equations and book references. Often times people would look at it and ask what the writing was, you’d simply answer “I guess my soulmate’s a math nerd?”

Not knowing how incredibly right you were.

You’re a simple grad student. Studying to become a psychiatrist, wanting nothing more than to help people. So all this writing on your arm was a bit distracting. Did your soulmate not know about the bond? Or just not have the time to find paper?

Who knows at this point, right now you were just trying to decipher what all of it was.

Sitting in a coffee shop you stared at your arm. Examining every piece of information. Letting out a huff at the undecipherable letters and numbers, except for the formula ∑=MC^2 which you recognized from senior year physics.

Giving up you clicked the power button on your computer. The screen lighting up before turning back off again. “What the hell?” you mumbled jamming the button a couple of times. “Shit” running your hands through your hair. “No, my resume. I didn’t save it.” groaning to nobody in particular. 

“Fear not!” a voice said from beside you. It startling you. “Oh god” holding your hand to your chest. “Sorry I didn’t mean to scare you” A blonde woman said smiling. “I just saw you having computer troubles and I know my way around a motherboard so may I?” she gestured to your computer.

“Have at it” you pushed it toward her.

Shocked when witnessing her having it up and running within a few clicks. “What? How’d you?” reaching and moving the touch pad. Immediately saving your resume on the page. “Thank you so much! You just saved my future”

“No problem, I’m Penelope by the way” she held a hand out to you. “[F/n]” taking it while introducing yourself. Though her eyes widened at the mathematical equations and information on your arm. “Whoa” she said but soon recognized the handwriting. 

“Oh my god you need to come with me!” She began to smile excitedly. “Um okaay?” you said before grabbing your things and following her. Luckily not having any other plans that day.

Not expecting to end up inside the FBI building. “Am I allowed to be in here?” asking while following her through a hallway, to a pair of double glass doors.

“Yes, as long as you’re with me. I think.” Penelope said excitedly.

“Good morning princess” A man said coming over to you both. “Not now chocolate thunder I need to find Reid.” she held a finger to him while passing. “Um ouch” he commented catching up to you “I’m sorry who are you?” smiling at you.

“Uh [F/n], Penelope saved my computer, and told me I had to come with her here now. I’m just as confused as you are” you shrugged and he laughed. “Well that’s Garcia for ya. I’m SSA Derek Morgan, nice to meet you” offering you a hand.

“Likewise” shaking it in return. Walking into the bullpen Penelope yelled “REID!” startling you again. Damn she’s good at that.

A man looked up from his book to see the woman running over to him. “Come here” she pushed him toward you. “[F/n] meet Spencer, Spencer [F/n]” she quickly introduced you.

He smiled at you awkwardly, as you gave a simple “Hi” the other members in the area just watching confused.

“Uhh Garcia what’s going on?” Another blonde haired woman asked from her desk.

“J.J. Shh, [F/n] and Spencer are going to compare arms!” She turned back to the both of you. “COMPARE ARMS!” she yelled.

You pulled up your sleeve to reveal the writing on it. Spencer’s eyes widened before he did the same. “Boom soulmates! You’re welcome” she cheered as everyone, including you and Spencer, just stared shocked.

“Uhh” you said looking down at your arm. “Alright then. Just a few questions. What the hell is going on? What the hell is written on my arm? Are you some kind of Einstein or something? And do you want to get dinner this weekend?” your rapid tone disorienting a few of the profilers.

He processed your words for a moment before answering “Honestly couldn’t tell you. It’s a series of equations used from a case we just solved. I have an eidetic memory but that’s what some people say. And yes I would like to.”

You smiled, “Well glad that’s cleared up”

“I am as well. I look forward to getting to know you better” He smiled. Surprising all of his co-workers with his calmness.

“Did Reid just get a date?” Morgan looked at the other members confused before back at the pair of you. “Oh it’s the end times” Rossi commented before the whole team nodded.

Even a room full of profilers couldn’t decipher what just happened.

Breaking the Rules - part 1

Bucky Barnes x Reader

SummaryModern!AU You hate James Barnes with a burning passion and the feeling is entirely mutual. Just when you think things can’t get any worse, you are tricked into attending his sister’s wedding as his girlfriend. Stuck with a bunch of strangers, you come up with a set of rules that are not going to last long.

Word Count:1,957

Warnings: Hate to Love, Fake Dating, Snarky Remarks, Language

A/N: Okay, just a warning, there will be a lot of OCs in this series (mostly Bucky’s sisters and parents) Hope you like the first chapter :)

Breaking the Rules - Masterpage

Originally posted by winter-barnes

You loved Natasha’s apartment. It was spacious and bright and she had a great view of the city. There was just one teeny-tiny itsy-bitsy problem… you hated her neighbour.

James ‘Bucky’ Barnes.

Natasha introduced you to Bucky a little over a year ago. Her fiancé, Clint, adored him and Bucky always stopped by their apartment. The boys would stay in the living room and watch TV while you and Natasha gossiped and drank wine in the kitchen.

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Missing

Summary: In which you go missing and it turns Eggsy’s world upside down.

Pairing: Eggsy x Reader

Word Count: 3,196

A/N: Well here it is, my first Eggsy fic. This is all thanks to @writingruna who, after learning that I was thinking about writing for Eggsy, sent me a bunch of requests to help motivate me to do it. It worked and here’s one of those requests.

Originally posted by thetaronblog

The Kingsman never had a rule put in place about agents dating each other. At the time of the organization’s creation, they didn’t feel the need to. Becoming an agent meant making sacrifices. The unspoken assumption was that this meant giving up a chance at falling in love.

That assumption was made on the belief that falling in love with someone outside of Kingsman could only end badly. A relationship was meant to be built on the truth, and telling the truth was one of the many things an agent couldn’t afford to do. Secrecy was the most important aspect of the organization. There was also the fear that personal connections could become liabilities out in the field. What if an agent’s significant other was kidnapped and used as leverage by the enemy? Or worse, killed to exact revenge?

Love was complicated enough on its own. By adding a person’s status as a Kingsman into the mix, that equation suddenly became an unsolvable one.

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Help keep kids safe at amusement parks this summer

I thought this story would be important to share because it’s summer, and a lot of people will be visiting amusement parks.  I want everyone tombe aware of how strict the rules at amusement parks are for employees, and how the employs will sometimes need help from non-employees to keep children safe.  This is a story from several years ago when I had a high school summer job working at an amusement park called sgalf9.  The company is very strict about rules involving safety and theft.  Because of that you have to sit through a full day of safety tutorials every summer.  Here are two important rules to know before I tell this story:

You are not allowed to leave a cash register unattended.  Every register must have an employ stationed close.  If you need to use the restroom or leave your area, another employee must be able to keep an eye on things for you to make sure that no guests break into the register.

You are not allowed to touch a child without that child’s consent.  The reasons for this are very obvious.  However, this rule means that if you find a lost child, even a toddler, you are not allowed to hold their hand and guide them to the lost child’s area unless they agree to hold your hand.  Parents have been known to sue because an employ touched their child in any way (even if they are just trying to help)

These are just two of the rules that you can get instantly fired for breaking.  And as a 17yo with an anxiety disorder, I was terrified of being fired from my first job.

The souvenir stand that I worked at was located in the water park.  The water park is the only place in the park where adults can buy alcohol, and because of this a lot of parents let their kids run around unsupervised while they get drunk.  Because my stand was small (we only sold keychains) I was the only employ stationed there.  This meant that I was not allowed to leave my stand at all.  So anytime a lost child would come to me for help I would have to either call security to escort them the the lost children’s tent, or I would have to quickly run across the sidewalk and get help from one of the multiple employs who worked at the bathing suit/clothing store.  Most of the time it was a non-issue, and the lost child would be escorted safely.

Then there was one very busy summer day where I was working.  A middle aged woman interrupts me in the middle of me restocking.  "excuse me!  there’s a child right there who doesn’t have an adult with him! you need to do something!“  I look up and see a toddler waddling down the sidewalk wearing nothing but a diaper.  No parents in sight.

I do what I was trained to do, I go over to the child, sit on my knees in front of him and hold out my hand, so that he can take my hand if he feels comfortable.  "Hi, do you need help?  Would you like to come sit in my stand while we look for your parents?”  The kid was too young to understand, and continued down the sidewalk past me.  I stood up and tried my best to steer the child towards my stand, but he was determined to continue walking one way.  

The entire time this middle aged woman and her friend are just standing back and yelling at me about how I need to do something.  I explain that I’m trying, but that I’m also not allowed to touch him unless he takes my hand first.  I tell them that I’m going to call security, and ask them to help keep the toddler near my stand while I use the landline phone.  I even asked them if they could pick him up and put him in the chair at the stand.  They continued to yell “why aren’t YOU doing anything? Can’t you see he’s unattended?  Why aren’t you following him?”

At that point I broke down my situation to them.  I explained that I couldn’t leave the register unattended, and I can’t touch a kid without his consent because if I did either of those things I would lose my job.  I explained that I was already in the middle of calling security, and if they REALLY wanted to help then they could either keep an eye on the kid until security arrived, or find an employ who could leave their stand.  At this point the kid is now 30 ft away from me, and he keeps getting farther.  The ladies realize that they don’t want to be responsible either, and they head towards the water park exit.  When the security guard arrived I told him which way the child was headed, and he went to find the missing child.  Luckily the security guard found him, and was able to bring him to the lost children’s area.  But seriously, fuck those ladies for doing nothing to help, and for yelling at a teenage girl who was trying her best to help.

I wanted to share this story because I want everyone to be aware that amusement park employees are not permitted to touch kids without consent, and that can sometimes make it hard to get young children to safety.  If you see a kid in danger at an amusement park who is refusing to follow an employ PLEASE help.  You won’t get fired for holding a child’s hand, or lifting them up and putting them in a chair, but an employee will.  So please help and listen to the employees.

Tl;Dr:  Middle aged ladies were not willing to offer proactive when they saw a lost child, but yelled at me for not “helping” even though I was trying to follow protocol and keep the child safe at the same time.

Sunny Disposition

Summary: Dean has a hard time believing that the reader is a hunter because of her sunny disposition.

Pairing: Dean x Reader

Word Count: 1,597

A/N: This is for @ilostmyshoe-79‘s Sweet Emotions Challenge. My prompt is Optimistic.


“What would you like to order, handsome?”

“Two slices of your finest pie, sweetheart. One apple and one cherry.” Dean requests with a lick of his lips, handing over his menu to the voluptuous waitress.

“Between you and me…I won’t tell if you make the pieces a little bigger than usual.”

“It will be our little secret.” She promises with a wink, before slinking away with a swivel in her hips.

“I don’t want pie.” Sam interrupts, making Dean unwillingly tear his eyes away from the waitress’s plump ass.

“It’s for Garth. The last time we worked together, he tried stealing a bite of my pie and I nearly shot him. The dork is getting his own this time.” Dean declares with a huff, his grumpiness getting worse by the second.

“I see.” Sam awkwardly shifts in his seat and it makes Dean squint his eyes suspiciously.

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Fuckboy! Park Jihoon

Masterlist can be found (here) 

Based off: 7 days manga?? (It was given by a friend but I haven’t read it yet so I really dk how similar is it)
Genre: college! au + coffee shop! au + barista! au
A/N:  Jihoon had the highest number of requests so here y'all go! The next fuckboy! will also be posted by the next member who was requested the most so please continue sending in who you did like to see next!


“You are the first and last thing on my mind, each and every day.“ 

  • The fuckboy everyone can’t seem to hate & get their hands on 
  • Easily the most popular guy in his high school 
  • Treasurer of the Student Council, President of the Broadcasting Club and the Star Pitcher of the Baseball Team, Park Jihoon was pretty much the perfect package 
  • But it’s well known in the school that Park Jihoon has a 7 day rule when it comes to dating 
  • He did date anyone who confessed to him for a total of 7 days 
  • However, if he still has 0 feelings for that person by the end of the week, he did just break up with them 
  • As far as anyone was concerned, he did the 7 days rule for at least 20 girls in his high school but none of them managed to capture his heart 
  • While he did break their hearts, none of them ever blamed Jihoon 
  • Cause during that period, he will give his all to the relationship 
  • It’s safe to say that he treated each and every girl like a princess 
  • But it seems that fate just wants him to be single forever 
  • cause his heart has NEVER particularly beat faster for someone or blushed at someone while thinking they are cuter 
  • Here’s when you come in  
  • Your best friend just did her 7 days with Jihoon and well it didn’t last but she was on cloud 9 
  • Basically spent her entire week telling you how much of a perfect boyfriend Jihoon would be 
  • And you just didn’t get it???? 
  • Like hello, you just got DUMPED 
  • Being the overprotective best friend, you were annoyed that someone was actually willing to dump her 
  • Not only that, you thought that this rule of his was just an act to prevent himself from being named a fuckboy 
  • You decided to give Park Jihoon apiece of your mind by playing his game 
  • You knew that most of the girls who did the 7 days rules actually thought that they would be fated and you know wait for the sparks? 
  • Well hell no to that 
  • You were ready to put up your best girlfriend act and get him to fall for you before the 7 days 
  • After all, two could play a game 
  • You were so confident you could change his heart and dump himself before he could to you by the end of the 7 days 
  • You muster up your courage and put on your most charming smile and went up to him 
  • Preparing to make his life a living hell after dragging him through heaven 
  • Jihoon accepted and that’s when your day 1 started 
  • Day 1: He gave you his number and you guys started texting; your plan on being flirty via text was ruined when he asked if your dp was a picture from bare bears 
  • Which lead to a conversation on which bear was the cutest and somehow you both ended up having a bare bears marathon as you guys face timed each other
  • Day 2: You decided to redeem yourself by making him breakfast but when you met him at the subway station, it turns out he had done the same and had even gotten you a warm drink along with some flu medicine 
  • All because he heard you coughing a few times when you two had chatted and he said that he wouldn’t feel good if you were sick 
  • Day 3: He spent his lunch period teaching you additional mathematics that you could never seem to figure out and made sure to send you a copy of all his notes 
  • In return, you baked him cookies with a cute thank you card 
  • Day 4: Bought you a novel that you had been dying to read and shared earphones with you on the subway as he shared with you some of his favorite songs 
  • You sent him a list of your favourite movies to watch and he replied instantly, saying while he had watched most of it, he did love it to watch it with you again   At this point, you were almost enjoying yourself far too much that you nearly forgotten about your original motive 
  • For some reason, you somehow couldn’t bear to see the sight of Jihoon being as you picture his warm gaze and pink lips curving into a smile That’s when it hit you; you were developing feelings for him 
  • You decided you need to back off or you will just be like one of those girls who did not pass the rule 
  • Day 5: You decided to end things off with a text since you really didn’t want to face him and shortly blocked his number to avoid seeing his reply 
  • You were embarrassed at yourself and your initial confidence 
  • Jihoon made you feel so many things and in 3 days time, he easily became someone you could rely on; a person you wanted to call your pillar of strength 
  • You two honestly had so much in common and there was no denying that conversation between the two of you was that would never end 
  • But you didn’t want to continue lying to yourself thinking that he probably viewed you differently 
  • Day 6: You were an absolute mess. It was currently still a Sunday so you could still avoid Jihoon but tomorrow you will be facing him in school and you were not looking forward to it 
  • Day 7: You tried your best to avoid Jihoon until there was an announcement calling for you, telling you to go to the nurse office immediately 
  • You were just like wtf did someone found out that I lied I was sick that one time to skip a geography quiz???? 
  • But Jihoon was sitting in the office waiting for you
  • You froze, trying to run away but Jihoon managed to grab hold of your wrist * He pulled you a back hug, and whisper to your ear 
  • “It’s the seventh day, you passed the rule … okay? Just please don’t leave me, no one has ever make me feel this way before.” 
  • You turned to see him with glassy eyes and you were so sure you heard him wrongly 
  • But he did just continued to embrace you and whisper all the things he liked about you: 
  • how caring you were when you fed the stray cats how observant you were when you purposely made him an oatmeal raisin cookie cause he wasn’t a fan of chocolate, how cute you were when your face light up as you told him your day
  • You guys just end up in each other’s embrace for the next half an hour as he told you that he could call you to the office as broadcasting club members’ perk
  • Oh and the nurse that was working in your school who for some reasons wasn’t in? That was Jihoon’s sister lol
  • To say you were surprised was an understatement 
  • “You told your sister to skipped work just so you could use this place to confess to someone???” 
  • “Pretty much.” 
  • “Park Jihoon, she is going to think I’m some self-entitled brat.” 
  • “It’s okay I still love you anyway.”
  • You became known as the girl who broke the 7 day rule and your best friend basically snapped her fingers and saying she knew this was going to happen 
  • When Jihoon thinks you two haven’t spent time due to his obligations, he will just call you down to the office again and you guys will just catch up with each other 
  • One time his sister came back earlier than usual and let’s just say now she has been sending you Jihoon’s baby photos which you used to blackmail him so he did do aegyo 
  • Basically the school power couple and win prom king & queen

Requests are always open & Feel free to inbox me anything at all  ♡

Bullet journal quotes part II

hello! Because part I has hit 4K notes in so little time!!, I decided to keep it coming for you guys with new themes, hope you enjoy them! ♡ 


If you don’t know, these are quotes to decorate/use in the bullet journal, and are super useful for those moments when you desperately want a quote to relate to something but can’t seem to find one. You can use them for a source of beauty, wisdom and inspiration. Part I featured: dedication/work/motivation, finances, love, positivity, health and some funny ones.


Discipline:

  • “Dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates changes. So ditch the dream and be a doer.” - Shonda Rhimes
  • “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” - Michael John Bobak
  • “With self discipline most anything is possible.” - Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” - Jim Rohn
  • “Discipline is remembering what you want.” - David Campbell
  • “Just do it.” - Nike

Art:

  • “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” - Finley Dunne/Cesar A. Cruz/ Banksy
  • “Every artist was first an amateur.” -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.” -  Vincent van Gogh
  • “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” - Pablo Picasso
  • “Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.” - Pablo Picasso
  • “Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.” - Karl Marx

Education/Studying:

  • “Education is the most powerful weapon wich you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela
  • “Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” - Martin Luther King
  • “Study without desire spoils the memory and it retains nothing that it takes in.” - Leonardo da Vinci
  • “The roots of education are bitter but the fruit is sweet.” - Aristotle
  • “Learning never exhausts the mind.” - Leonardo da Vinci
  • “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” - Albert Einstein
  • "Education is that which remains, if one has forgotten everything he learned in school.” - Albert Einstein
  • “Education is not preparation for life, it is life itself.” - John Dewey
  • “Education is the movement from darkness to light.” - Allan Bloom

Coffee:

  • “As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?” - Cassandra Clare in City of Ashes
  • Behind every successful women is a substantial amount of coffee.” - Stephanie Piro
  • “Life’s too short to drink crappy coffee and cry over boys who don’t care.” - Matty Healy
  • “A morning coffee is my favorite way of starting the day, settling the nerves so that they don’t later fray.” - Marcia Carrington 
  • “It is inhumane to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.” - Dave Barry
  • “I don’t really like coffee but I don’t really like it when my head hits my desk when I fall asleep either.” - Brian Andreas
  • “Insert coffee to begin.” - Unknown
  • “Drink coffee and destroy.” - Unknown

Feminism:

  • “Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.” - George Carlin
  • For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” - Virginia Wolf
  • “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” - G. D. Anderson
  • “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures.” - Jane Austen in Persuasion
  • “Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.” - Cheris Kramarae

If you have any suggestions for new themes, feel free to drop them in my ask box! :)

anonymous asked:

so i saw your post about fire weapons and you said flaming arrows don't work bc of totally logical reasons. i was wondering why they're so common in tv shows and movies if they don't actually work? historically, were they ever actually a thing people used?

It’s called Rule of Cool. They look good, they look neat, they look dangerous, and they make the audience go “oooh”. Hollywood is a terrible place to look if you want reality, Rule of Cool is the decision making process behind 90% of all combat in all movies ever made.

The most important thing you can ever learn when looking at and consuming any entertainment media (or any media, really) is that unless specifically stated it’s relationship to reality is tangential at best. Real violence, for example, is fast, brutal, confusing, often boring to watch, and provides little in the way of entertainment value. They just aren’t fun to watch. You know what is fun to watch on screen though? The crazy ass Flynning duels from the Errol Flynn movies. Those big, huge, wide sword movements which make zero sense from any rational combat perspective but are easy for the viewer’s eye to follow.

Television, movies, and even books are about creating an entertaining experience, that is their primary goal. Any relationship to reality they have is at the direction of whoever is in charge of production and dependent on how much they cared about being faithful to what they’ve drawn inspiration from. This isn’t just combat either, the vast majority of ships seen in science fiction would be unable to function in space because they’re relying on rules that require either liquid or an atmosphere.

Movies want to convince you that what you’re watching is real, so you embrace the setting. They want cool fights, not real ones. That’s their stated goal: entertainment. Never trust entertainment to show you reality.

However, that doesn’t mean these movies and television shows and novels are lacking in value. They have entertainment value.

There are entire subsets of weapon categories fabricated wholesale by Hollywood purely because they look good on screen. See the swords wielded during the Golden Era of Hollywood for reference. They aren’t “real” weapons, they’re fabricated. This doesn’t change the fact they are perfectly suited to their purpose which is to look good on screen.

Audiences have become obsessed with “realism” and “realistic” more as a means of pointing out why one piece of media is superior to another when in reality neither of them are connected to a world that actually exists. In fannish conversations, “realism” has about as much weight as “chemistry”, it’s a vague definition used to discourage conversation or alternate approaches that violate a specific worldview.

Unless the creator has specifically stated an intent toward historical accuracy (and is backed up by historians), you can assume nothing you see on screen is “real” or has a basis in reality. Outside, you know, the stunt team and the specialists they hired to put on the performance.

Entertainment is built on being enjoyable and fun with just enough basis in reality to convince you to buy in and suspend your disbelief. I just happen to like knowledge because the more I know, the better I am at creating and choreographing convincing falsehoods.

Writers are liars. Our primary purpose when telling stories is to entertain, and a flaming arrow to the neophyte’s eye seems a lot more deadly than a regular arrow. Also, flaming arrows mean the prop team gets to figure out how to “safely” set thatch roofs on fire.

The director gets an epic fire filled scene of rampant destruction to sell to the audience and the prop team gets to have lots of fun.

Win, win.

-Michi

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Is the show foreshadowing Sansa as queen in the North?

We all know Sansa is the true Queen in all hearts but there were some very interesting lines the last few episodes that lead me to believe she’s going to became Queen in season 8.

  • “How many queens are there now?” 

This  line from Tormunt makes us think about the “ 3 queens” Littlefinger said in the books. But Jon answers “two” not three. And all I could think was “two for now” because this scene was right after we see the Lord Glover talking about how Sansa should be ruling the North. But this is just the beginning:


“My people [the northmen]  won’t accept a southerner ruler. Not after everything they’ve suffered”

“The northerners are proud”

We know Sansa is growing each episode as a good ruler and she’s doing great as Lady of Winterfell during Jon’s absence. At 7x6 Sansa told us a very important thing:

“Many of them [20.000 men fighting for Winterfell] will be happy to find a good reason to go home”

And for a proud people, finding out your King is not a true Northerner seems to me a very good reason to go home .
When Jon’s true heritage comes out next season, it would be VERY problematic. Not only for Jon, who will face an identity crisis for sure, but also for the North. The northeners are proud. They won’t accept a southener ruler after everything they’ve suffered. Jon was born in Dorne, son of a Targaryen Prince, no matter how much we love and understand his care for the North, the North will not accept it. Sansa knows best about politics she’ll see that as soon as she finds out about Jon’s heritage.
Sansa knows the loyalty to Jon is  already fragile. This is what she told Littlefinger about the Lords of the North at 7x6:

“Yes, they turned their backs on Jon when was time to retake Winterfell, then they named him their King and now they’re ready to turn their backs on him again.” 

And this is the naked truth. The northerners are all pissed off because Jon decided to go south, since they “need the King in the North in the North”. At 7x6 Sansa recieves an invitation to King’s Landing and decides to send Brienne to represent her, not only to put Brienne out of Littlefinger’s reach but also cuz she doesn’t want to go to such a dangerous place again.

“If they want another Stark prisioner they can come and take me. ‘Till then I’ll remain where I belong. I have work to do here. […] I am the  Lady of Winterfell and I am home. This is the safest place for me.”


She is doing what the lords think Jon should!


“Rule you have. Wisely. Ably. They see that.They respect you. Some even prefer you”.

And Littlefinger is right. Episode 7x5 Lord Glover and Sir Royce said this to her:

“We didn’t choose you to rule us milady. But perhaps we should have

“The Knights of the Vale came her for you, Lady Stark”

But the important thing about this scene is that the northerners Lords agreed. They do see her as a good replacement for Jon, but Jon is still their King as she reminds them. She’d not take his throne in order to have one for herself. 

But the thing is, when the North faces Jon is not a northerner, he’ll loose his army and support. Sansa will have to do something in order to get people together fighting for Winterfell, to keep the North together and garantee their survival. Taking a crown would be an easy solution. And the TV show always goes for the easiest solution. 

I don’t think this is a coincidence. The lines mean a lot this season. We had the War of Five Kings and now it seems to me they are heading to this Clash of Queens route.
We know very well the North is different. Hard to conquer, its people are proud. 
They would not accept a king aside from the King in the North. They wouldn’t accept a queen aside from the Queen in the North. 

This storyline would set Jon loose to develop his claim to the Iron Throne. I don’t think either Jon or Sansa would want to be Queen and King but I do think season 8 will force them to do so somehow.
“Those who want power do not deserve it. And those who deserve power do not want it”

And for those who say “Jon will bend the knee for Dany and the Northerners will have to accept it” all I have to say is: 

And don’t you dare to burn this kid alive, Danielle.  I will protect her with my life.

Dadvid Appreciation Week

Also known as ‘Take Back The Dad and Cut Out the Bad’ Week. 

Because as someone who has been in this fandom since before the show even began, there has been one consistent annoyance in this fandom since, and I think you all know what it is.

I, much like many others in this fandom, are tired of Ma///x//vid. It’s disgusting, it’s obnoxious, and it’s a ton of other problems I don’t have the energy to list out. I’ve been tired of it since it first reared its ugly head last year during season one, so over a year ago, I helped to get the Dadvid AU train rolling here on Tumblr as an attempt to balance out the constant stream of Ma///xv//id on both here and on Ao3. 

And for a while it worked! There was so much Dadvid and so much less gross shipping! But not only has the ship resurfaced in full force, the shippers have latched onto the Dadvid AU, making it impossible to know if someone who likes the AU is secretly a gross shipper, therefore adding a ton of bad implications to that supposedly-innocent art of David and Max being a nice family. And I don’t know about all of you, but I’m tired of it. I’m tired, I’m bitter, and honestly? I’m super petty!

So I’m hosting Dadvid Appreciation Week. From October 22 to October 28 (Week before my birthday; fun fact!) we will celebrate Dadvid content in all its glory and the beautiful platonic father-son relationship between David and Max that we love so much! There will be a theme for each day, but heck, you don’t necessarily have to stick to it nor do you have to do every single day if you don’t have the energy or inspiration. Draw, write, even come up with headcanons or AUs, nearly any sort of content is welcome!

There are only a few rules for the week, centered around one big rule:

NO MAXVID SHIPPERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS WEEK. PERIOD. NO EXCEPTIONS. 

Now, obviously, I cannot stop them if they decide to draw or create something. But keep in mind, I have a LONG blacklist/Tumblr Savior list, and I do my best to check and make sure artists don’t ship the ship before I reblog from them. So none of their art or content will be counted as part of the celebration week if I have anything to say about it. This is a week to take back Dadvid and make it a safe and comforting AU again, away from shipping and nastiness. And even if it doesn’t work, I’m willing to try. Because I love this AU to death, I’ve watched it grow and blossom over the past year, and it deserves better than to be supported by people who also want the two people in it to be in a romantic relationship.

“But hey, it’s a fictional ship!” Yeah, and I’m feeling REAL annoyed feelings towards people who support it. I’ve tried blocking and blacklisting, I’ve tried being polite, I’ve tried creating a space where people who don’t like the ship could express themselves safely, And the shippers have stuck their noses into places they were not wanted every single time. So now I have to print it in big, bold letters and make it completely 100% obvious.

Some other rules, less major than the big one, but still important:

  • Don’t harass Ma//x///v/id shippers during this week. Yes, they are gross and awful, I will not deny this. In fact, I would scream it from a rooftop with a megaphone if I could. But I’ve never been fond of telling them to go kill themselves or calling a group that is (let’s be real) mostly composed of teens pedophiles because…no, that’s not necessarily true. Gross? Yes? But pedophiles is a stretch. Now the ADULT shippers, there’s some debate there and also they’re MUCH more gross than the other shippers. But the kids and teens? No. I want this to be a week of fun for those of us who don’t ship it, and we shouldn’t let them spoil it for us. Don’t harass them, don’t interact with them, don’t even instigate a fight if they don’t listen and try to participate despite not being welcomed. Which brings me to my next point.
  • Don’t harass them…but don’t give them attention either. Trust me, the worst thing you can do to an artist is not give them attention at all. Cut them out, don’t reblog or like their stuff at all. Be careful who you reblog from. I myself am going to do my best NOT to reblog from shippers but if I slip up, please tell me and I will delete the post immediately.  Make it clear that this week is not for them, that this AU is not for them. Hell, you can keep it up after the week is done. In fact, it’s encouraged! Stop giving them attention period. I don’t care how nice their art style is, it’s worthless if they support a pedophilic ship. And we as a fandom should be more strict and critical of the art we reblog and from whom. Now, again that doesn’t mean lashing out and telling artists to kill themselves, but do make it clear that their choice to support a gross ship has consequences that carry over to the rest of their content.
  • Off the topic of them, NO NSFW ART. Kinda obvious but…you know. This is a nice week, let’s not make things gross. I mean, blood I can understand because Max is a scrappy kid, but let’s not take things to a nasty sexual place. Again, obvious, but sometimes the obvious needs to be said.
  • This might be a weird rule, but if you’re going to draw content for the week, Don’t Whitewash Max. You have full access to his different shades of his skin tone in screencaps, use them properly. In fact, here’s a whole masterpost of them in case you need them! Don’t make him look washed out and sickly and pale. This is another problem the fandom has and we might as well work on it this week, too. Don’t give him pale skin and don’t get rid of his beautiful curly hair. (Also whitewashing is a problem I’ve seen a TON of Ma///x///vid shippers have, where they make him look super pale, almost like some kind of anime character and make his hair straight and not poofy at all. To the point where it sometimes only BARELY looks like him. So there’s another excuse not to do it, other than it being really racist.) On top of it being a week of nice content with David and Max in a happy father-son relationship, it can be a week where we all work to improve our art skills for the better, too! Win-win!

Other than that, go wild! A list of each day’s theme will be posted sometime in the future before the actual appreciation week (and once I finish coming up with them).

Let’s take this AU back and made it fun and safe again. Or at least, let’s make some nice Dadvid content without gross, uncomfortable implications behind it.

Consent

I’ve heard a rumor about a fan crossing the line at a recent con.  It’s just a rumor, unsubstantiated, but this has happened before and been captured on tape.

A con-goer kissed an actor on the neck without their consent.  You can clearly see the actor’s discomfort.

This fan later tried to justify her actions by saying she ‘was caught up in the moment’ and that she was just being ‘wayward as fuck’.

Scratch that and reverse it.  

If a man said that, what would your reaction be?  ‘Sorry, judge.  I was just caught up in the moment and crossed a line a kissed this person without their consent because I felt wayward as fuck.’

How does that even work?

Another actor was groped at Karaoke.  A fan got wasted and touched the actor in a sexually inappropriate way.

How is that okay?

Anyway, here’s the point.  There are rules in place at the con as to what you can and cannot ask the actors to do.

They are there for a reason.  Whether the reason seems ridiculous or not, whether someone else got away with it or not does not matter.

What matters is our actions. What matters is consent. 

We are asked to be respectful.  We are asked not to ask the actors for certain things or do certain things to them.

Yet people do it over and over again.  

Can you imagine over and over, repeatedly throughout the day, being touched inappropriately without your consent?

The actors are people too and we need to show them respect and appreciate their boundaries.  

After college, once you get the first job, start looking for a better job after a year or two. Don't stay out of loyalty.

Because trust me, no company is loyal to their employees. Be respectful and professional, but loyalty in a company is rarely noticed and appreciated - unless maybe if its your dad’s company.

As a person who has worked for a same company for 6 years after graduating, i found out i didn’t get a single raise within it unless i ask for it every fucking year, never got much other benefit than initially signed while studying at school.

So i started applying for 5 months and finally got a job, it pays me almost 5 (edit: 4 is more accurate+ benefits such as health care, lunch, gym etc…) times as much as i used to. My friend from same school, with same seniority was getting 4 times my salary for the last 2 years already.

My mistake was thinking that being loyal to this company was gonna in return make the company loyal to me, the company only wants lower costs, loyalty has no place here.

Edit: wow, didn’t expect this response, also apparently this is very common in IT sector (but applies to pretty much all industry), and i am in the IT sector :/ - still feels so unfair.

Edit 2 : as some pointed out, try not to be a “job hopper”, this depends heavily on the industry you are working in though.

Edit 3: this is not a golden a rule, use your own brain, only you know your situation best - just don’t let loyalty for a company ever be the biggest priority, your career should be your priority.