the sea is angry

To Those Who May Need It

I know that the world isn’t perfect. In fact, the world is pretty fucked up most of the time. I know that things may not be ideal, or may not be going your way. Things might be shit right now. Things might be the absolute worst they’ve ever been. Things might seem like they won’t ever get better. It might seem like you’re drowning in this sea of darkness. You may feel sad. You may feel angry. You may feel lost. Or maybe you don’t feel anything at all. Maybe you feel nothing. And maybe that’s the worst part of it all.
But you have to listen. You have to believe me that things will get better. Things won’t stay like this for all eternity. Even though it may not always be apparent, there are people that care about you. And there are people here willing to listen. You are not alone. You’re not the only one feeling the way that you feel. You are not hopeless. There are so many that care for you and so many who are willing to help. You just have to reach out a hand. You have to speak up. As hard as it might be, as daunting as that decision may feel, you have to take that chance. You may feel alone but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can get better. You can be happy again. And there is someone out there who is willing to help. There is someone there who is willing to listen and guide you. Please don’t give up. You can do this. You are strong and you are brave and you can fucking get past this. I believe in you. It sounds like bullshit because I’m just some dude that makes videos on the internet who’s spewing words onto a Tumblr post at midnight. But here I am. I’m on that list of people who believes in you. It’s not an empty list. We need to be here for each other. We need to listen and reach out to each other and be there to catch each other when we’re at our lowest. You all have helped me more than you will ever know. And I’m glad that I may be able to help you out a tiny bit too. I just want you to know that you can get past this. You are not alone. There are people here for you. You can do this.

Please don’t give up.

5

The Doom fell on Valyria. Mountains cracked up open like eggs, lakes and rivers boiled, fountains of fire, ash and smoke spewed from the ground so high and so hot that even dragons burned in flight. The land splintered, and the angry sea rushed in. In hours, the greatest city in history became history.

Weekend plans
  • Percy: Annabeth, hey! So I was thinking that maybe we could go watch that movie we wanted to see tonight? And tomorrow, let's go for a drive with Grover and Juniper. The beach or something and have a picnic. We haven't done that in a while. And then on Sunday, we could go to Camp. Jason and Piper are going to be there too and then we could go-
  • Annabeth: WE NEED TO GO TO THE OLD VIKING LANDS OF SCANDINAVIA THIS WEEKEND ON THIS SHIP CALLED 'THE SHIP OF THE DEAD' BECAUSE MY COUSIN NEEDS OUR HELP AND ESPECIALLY YOURS TO CALM DOWN THE ANGRY NORSE SEA GODS WHO HATE HIM SO THAT HIS QUEST TO PUT LOKI BACK IN CHAINS TO PREVENT THE END OF THE WORLD GOES SMOOTHLY.
  • Percy:
  • Percy: -or we could do that
5

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience:                                                this is the ideal life.”


There have been times this year where books felt unnecessary due to the increasingly familiar dystopian aspects of our changing societies, however, escaping into the pages of a good book is also a very good solution to this madness and I couldn’t recommend it more myself. 


Although the spare time I have in my life has reduced this year due to graduating and finally entering the adult world of work (Booooooooo!!!) it does not mean that I have enjoyed reading any less. I’ve read fewer books this year but I’ve still read a lot of great books and competition for a spot on this list was tough. Every book on this list is one I would recommend you to read if you have not done so already, regardless of their position on the list each book is fantastic in their own right.  

When I first read passenger this year I was convinced it would top my list, however, it’s been a long time since I’ve been blown away by a book to the degree I was by A Court of Mist and Fury. I might not have liked The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas, however, if this was The Great British Bake off ACOTAF is a stunning enough showstopper to still make her star baker and my favourite author of the year.


As always the list below shows my favourite quote from each book, links to more information and hashtags denoting key themes. 


10. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe

“I got to thinking that poems were like people. Some people you got right off the bat. Some people you just didn’t get–and never would get.”

❄  MY REVIEW GOODREADS  ❄

#YA #COMING OF AGE #LGBT #ROMANCE #CONTEMPORY 


9.  Six of Crows

“No mourners. No funerals.”

❄  MY REVIEW GOODREADS  ❄

#FANTASY #YA #ROMANCE #SQUAD #MAGIC #LOVEABLE CROOKS


8. The Midnight Star

“You cannot harden your heart to the future just because of your past. You cannot use cruelty against yourself to justify cruelty to others.” 

❄  MY REVIEWGOODREADS  ❄

#YOUNG ELITES CONCLUSION #FANTASY #TRILOGY #YA #SQUAD #ANTI-HEROINE 


7.  The Long way to the Small and Angry Planet

“People can do terrible things when they feel safe and powerful.”

❄  MY REVIEWGOODREADS  ❄

#FANTASY #SCI-FI #SPACE #FIREFLY #STRONG CHARACTERS


6.  Rebel of the Sands

“The world makes things for each place. Fish for the sea, Rocs for the mountain skies, and girls with sun in their skin and perfect aim for a desert that doesn’t let weakness live.”

❄  MY REVIEWGOODREADS  ❄

#FANTASY #YA #BADASS #ROMANCE #MYSTERY PRINCES #DESERTS


5. Salt to the Sea

“I wept because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.”

❄  MY REVIEWGOODREADS  ❄

#HISTORY #SOMBER #WWII #SOVIET RUSSIA #HOMELANDS


4. The Girl with All the Gifts

“You can’t save people from the world. There’s nowhere else to take them.”

 MY REVIEWGOODREADS  ❄

#LOVE #SCI-FI #CHILDHOOD #HORROR #MYSTERY #DYSTOPIA


3. The Winner’s Curse

“He knew the law of such things: people in brightly lit places cannot see into the dark.”

❄  MY REVIEW ❄ GOODREADS  ❄

#FANTASY #DYSTOPIA #YA #ROMANCE #REBELLION


2. Passenger

“So you’d keep me here against my will-“
"Know this pirate,” he said, his hands gripping the railing, “you are my passenger, and I will be damned before I let any harm come to you.”

❄  MY REVIEW GOODREADS  ❄

#TRAVEL #ADVENTURE #ROMANCE #HISTORY #FANTASY #YA #CIVIL RIGHTS


1. A Court of Mist and Fury

“I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal.
I was a survivor, and I was strong.
I would not be weak, or helpless again
I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.”

❄  MY REVIEW GOODREADS  ❄

#TRILOGY #ACOTAR SEQUEL #MAGIC #FAE #BADASS #YA #FANTASY #SHIPPING TILL I DIE #CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT #HEARTACHE #RECOVERY 


FAVOURITE QUOTE OF THE YEAR

“What a privilege it was to never feel like you had to take stock of your surroundings, or gauge everyone’s reactions to the color of your skin.”
Alexandra Bracken, Passenger

Where you can find me!

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Lies that Portgas D Ace has told his little brother in the past:
  • The moon spies on you at night while you’re asleep
  • Dadan and the rest of her mountain bandits are actually superheroes in disguise.
  • Heroes always have to share their meat with other people (why do you think Dadan always shares her meat with us if she hates us so much?). Pirates don’t have to share anything.
  • The stars are all baby moons that haven’t grown up yet. As they get older, they’ll grow, and one day, the entire night sky will be full of moons.
  • When Mayor Woop Slap was younger, he accidentally made a sea witch angry, so she took away his happiness. That’s why he’s always so angry.
  • Makino is half mermaid, that’s why she’s so pretty and kind.
  • Your eyes turn blue when you lie.
  • The sea hates devil fruit users because it’s jealous.
  • I can always know when you’re doing something I told you not to because I’m your big brother.
  • I will never die, no matter what.
Ocean Tides Emotional Balance Spell

Originally posted by ofallingstar

A sea-witchery themed spell for all my witches out there who find their emotions sometimes hard to control; like the waves of an angry sea, you shall find peace after the storm

By Rainy-Day-Witchcraft


Materials:

  • 2 concave seashells (clam/clam-shaped shells work best)
  • 2 quartz crystals 
  • 1 White Candle
  • Sea salt
  • Coriander
  • Lavender

Tip: Good stones for tranquility include lapis lazuli, amethyst, moonstone, sodalite, topaz, celestite, amber, and aquamarine. If you have two of these stones and prefer to swap them with the quartz, feel free!

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Rhys

-He wakes up as he had been washed up on shore, with no recollection of how he got there. 

 -This is a strange place, some sort of beach, with a forest behind it. The sun is barely up. Dawn. 

 -He begins to walk and walk. Minutes seem longer here, and he walks for what feels like hours along the shore. Never actually stepping into the forest.

 -Glimpses of a woman crying cross his mind. But he can’t make any sense of it. 

 -A feel of uneasiness starts to crept up on him as dusk is approaching. He senses that soon he must part with the shore and enter the forest, other wise he will end up walking through the same landscape for ever, never reaching something new. 

 -Dusk. He looks at the see one last time, trying to see what might be beyond the horizon. Sea or forest. It can’t be both. 

 -The waves are starting to crash and the sea becomes more violent. While the forest just grows calmer. 

 -He tried again but the horizon is the same. Perhaps if he saw something he could make up his mind. Perhaps if he saw something he would face the waves and dive into the now restless water. 

 -Nothing. 

 -Nothing. 

- Until he hears it: “Brother?” Then a pause “Rhys is that you? ” asks the same voice. The voice he thought he’d never hear again. He turns around to see her. And there she is, just as beautiful as he remembered her… with her wings, she has her wings. - He can’t move.. he can’t think straight. 

- “I can’t believe you’re here… come brother” she says as she extends her arm

 - She takes one step, just one to the edge of the forest. And while she’s doing that another figure comes into view. His mum also looks just as she was, wild and untamed, glorious and magnificent. Her wings are also where they should have always been.

- Her voice cracks as she says “It’s too soon my love, too soon for you to be here”. 

 - Rhys can’t believe it, one foot after another he makes his way towards them. Just once, he wants to hold them just once. 

- He walks right up until the edge of the forest and stops. 

- All it would take would be one more step, one more step to leave for his feet to be completely on the sand. But somehow this last step is the hardest to make. 

- He turned around to see the horizon one last time.. but still, nothing. On the other direction though, his mother and sister where there. - His decision lies in front of him. 

- “I am so happy to see you brother” she says while a genuine smile runs across her face. 

- His mother remains quiet.

- And only breaks her silence to tell him that she thought it would be longer until they saw each other again with a sad smile - He smiles at both of them and says “I’m ho-" 

- But before he can actually take that last step and finish what he was saying, he senses her.. that female he had only seen in a few glimpses through the day. He doesn’t see her, but he feels her deep in his heart. 

- Just one thought, just one name. Feyre. 

- His mother senses the change and says again "It is too soon my love, just too soon”. 

- He tries to argue but he feels it again, the female, the sadness, the emptiness… 

- The sea moves as if it were angry, impatience. 

- And in the midst of the overwhelming crash of the waves and the sadness he is now feeling, home. There it is. Clear as the images of his mother and his sister. Home.

- He turns to look at the see. The horizon is still the same, but now the crashing waves feel like home. 

- Hid mother sees the realisation come to him, and just says “we never left you, we are part of your home and always will be, but your true home is not with us. Not right now my love”. 

- The tide increases and now the sea is barely centimetres from his bare feet. - Tearing his eyes from the horizon he looks at them one last time. His sister, no logger stretching her arm towards him, simply say “go back Rhys, you deserve to be happy”. He looks at her as if it was the first time, he looks at her like he did when they first placed her in his arms when she was a few minutes old. He looks at her knowing he won’t be able to look at her again for a long long long time. 

- His mum, his mum stretches her arm out of the forest, making the wind blow stronger and the waves crash harder. He can see it pains her and moving her arm closer to him is requiring a lot of strength, even though it seems as normal as it ever did, but finally she cups his face with her hand and says “You, my love, more than anyone deserves to be at peace. Be at peace my love, be at peace with her. Go back home. When the true time comes, I’ll be here again”. 

- He takes her hand in his and kisses it. Each movement, even though they seem as swift as ever takes a toll on him. 

- His sister looks at him and with all the power he knew she always had in her grabs his free hand with both of her hands. 

 - It could be so easy. One step and all of them could stop being in pain. Just one step. But, with all his strength he takes both their hands in his and gently puts a kiss on each one. 

- He looks at them one last time and says “I love you”. 

- He turns around and after a few steps his feet feel the water, he keeps on walking, fighting the waves, and finally dives in. 

- To her, to home.

For NTs: Manic Impulse Explained

It’s not what it looks like. It’s not wilful self destruction. It’s not a cry for help.

Imagine the most important moment of your life, the pivotal decision, the fork in the road that changes everything 

- accelerated.

So I want to instantly (this very hour) do a thing… this very, VERY important thing.

This is the thing that I have only realised RIGHT NOW is so incredibly imperative. I know it’s impulsive but it’s utterly, utterly brilliant. This is what I need to do. It’s such a great idea. Besides I’m young, this is supposed to be my time, I am allowed to be spontaneous! I can’t believe I’ve only just realised how much I really, really need to do This thing. This is absolutely what I was supposed to be doing all along!! I’m going to do it right now, no point waiting, I’m more sure of This than any decision I’ve ever made before! I have absolute freedom, I am without restriction, I will accelerate to euphoria and success.

Possibilities for ‘This’:

◻️ Drop out of college to pursue something I’ve never even heard of before.

◼️ Resign from a good job I actually enjoy.

◻️ Classic ‘Sex, Drugs and Psychosis’ brand of mania.

◼️ Viciously abandon every friend I have because ‘they’re holding me back’.

◻️ Literally run away to live with someone I’ve only just met.

◼️ Buy business supplies in bulk, for an idea I’m bound to have later.

◻️ Dump my boyfriend/girlfriend on a complete and utter whim, to revel in the turmoil.

◼️ Abandon life, buy a one way ticket to a country I have nothing to do with, have nowhere to stay, no way to get back and no money or safety when I get there.

◻️ Tattoo of something so profound I can’t even articulate why I want it.

◼️ Drink all the spirits in the house alone for literary ‘inspiration’.

◻️ Play with knives to feel the power of taunting mortality.

◼️ Seduce this romantically committed person, chronic boredom likes challenges.

◻️ Buy 14 pairs of these same shoes: it’s an investment.

◼️ Stop taking my meds because they’re stealing my potential. Manic me is the true me, they’ll take her away . After all, what if the Doctor’s are wrong? Maybe I function in a higher plane, all great innovators do, and there must be a misunderstanding.

◻️ Open water swimming, alone, at night, in a very angry sea.

◼️ Start collecting reptiles… I think I’ll start with five… I’ll be going to the shop now.

At the time these decisions don’t appear reckless, ridiculous, risky or wrong. They seem like the most sensible and obvious thing in the world. We are not attention seeking. We don’t have a death wish. Our ability to judge risk is just monumentally impaired and the urgency of these actions becomes overpowering. This is why unintentional death is so notably high in rapid cycling bipolars.

We are brave and inspired and running on double time to the people around us. We are the glorious and the invincible… and sometimes we are running into traffic for the joy of the adrenaline hit.

We’re hitting the ground running… hard… and usually in the face.

If you’re able to help us, please do, but know what you’re looking it. Stare the ugliness of mania in the face but know, with doubtless certainty, that for us, it is most beauteous thing, the most precious place we’ll ever be.

And it’s going to be heartbreaking to leave.