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Mars Signs

If Mars is in Aries, one is often attracted to a strong, independent, and forthright partner, perhaps athletic in appearance, but more importantly, direct, confident, and straightforward. Ultra sensitive or shy lovers are not usually the most attractive lovers to these people, as they tend to prefer strong and independent types. Partners who don’t beat around the bush, who state what they want, and who display a certain level of confidence are ideal.

If Mars is in Taurus, one is often attracted to lovers who possess a stable, secure, and very strong aura about them. Meat-and-potatoes types are definitely these people’s “cup of tea”. Unstable, overly intellectual, or “flaky” lovers are simply not what these people would define “real men/women”. These people like their lovers simple to please, traditionally masculine/feminine, and strong. They often are especially turned on by sexually simple but sensual lovers.  

If Mars is in Gemini, intelligence ranks very high on one’s list of ideal qualities in a partner. An athletic or tomboyish look, sometimes on the slim side, is often preferred. Wittiness is a huge turn-on for these people. Versatility, liveliness, and playfulness are qualities in lovers that these people find devastatingly attractive. They’re not especially impressed with what they might consider “less evolved” types of lovers who display more typical, or traditional, masculine/feminine traits. Depressed or boring types won’t do. These people want to be stimulated, and their brains are their biggest sexual organs.

If Mars is in Cancer, one may prefer the “sensitive type” of partner who is compassionate, sensitive, and protective. These people sometimes are attracted to temperamental sorts, finding moodiness in a partner rather intriguing. They want lovers with “layers” (remember Shrek?). However, they are not into the type of “sensitive” lovers that Mars in Pisces people are most attracted to. In fact, they generally want lovers who are strong and traditionally masculine/feminine. Generally, these people prefer lovers who are physically strong or at least look that way - they love to feel protected.

If Mars is in Leo, one may be attracted to lovers who are proud, outgoing, and perhaps even gaudy. Aloofness or a dignified, confident aura is usually appealing to these people. These people are more inclined to enjoy lovers who possess a rather bold, confident manner–and style! Playfulness and fun are very important to these people, and the uptight type or overly serious partner is not going to do it for them. Stinginess is a huge turn-off, too. These people want their lovers generous, dignified, and confident. These people do want their lovers to be a little possessive and jealous, as it makes them feel more alive, wanted, and attractive.

If Mars is in Virgo, an appealing partner to one’s is usually an understated, rather simple appearance without too much glamour or ostentatiousness. Healthy, natural, and clean are most appealing physical qualities, and a certain amount of intelligence as well as a modest, sensible approach to life. These people are turned off by lovers who are overly confident, bossy, or unkind. They are looking for perceptive lovers who are kind and helpful. Competency is important, but these people aren’t big on lovers who are show-offs. A quietly competent aura is best.

If Mars is in Libra, one is most attracted to lovers with understated charm, good manners, and a pleasing and balanced appearance. Coarseness or rudeness is often a turn-off, and so is independence! These people prefer lovers who are cooperative and who are willing to please. Romantic lovers are a huge turn-on, and these people truly appreciate classy sorts.

If Mars is in Scorpio, a complicated, dark, powerful, and passionate partner is the biggest turn-on. One wants a partner with “layers”- one who has depth and is complicated enough to intrigue them. One is especially attracted to lovers who ooze sensuality, who are perhaps a little dark and mysterious (even brooding), and who have a magnetic and powerful aura. Intensity is a turn-on for these people - flighty, superficial, and indifferent types need not apply! These people generally do enjoy a certain level of possessiveness in a partner.

If Mars is in Sagittarius, one is most impressed with a partner who is playful, fun, intelligent, and honest. An energetic, happy aura in a partner is often most appealing. Joking around is a must, and a huge turn-on for these people! They want to have a good time, and to have long conversations with their lovers as well. They are not especially attracted to lovers who are overly groomed; generally don’t like too much “decoration” or lovers who put on airs.  A tousled, casual appearance is just fine with these people - in fact, it’s preferred.  A partner’s status is not of huge interest to these people - they are looking for honest partners whose egos aren’t tied up in what they do for a living or how they look.

If Mars is in Capricorn, one is generally attracted to competent lovers, perhaps well-established business types or otherwise accomplished lovers. One doesn’t necessarily go for status, but one does want a partner who has an aura of competence about them. One is looking for a certain level of security, and is unimpressed with lovers who are drifters, irresponsible, or flighty. A stable, directed partner with goals in life and a responsible, even serious, attitude to life is important to this person.

If Mars is in Aquarius, one can be most impressed by lovers who are somewhat unconventional or kooky in their choice of clothes and overall style. One wants an interesting partner; they can certainly be attractive, but boring? Hardly. A partner with a brain is important, although one won’t be attracted to a brainy type. Somebody who is perceptive, a little unconventional, and perhaps somewhat aloof is most attractive. Rigid or boring types simply won’t do.

If Mars is in Pisces, one is often impressed with a partner who is sensitive, compassionate, and intriguingly complicated. Lacking in confidence is just fine, and so is a touch of helplessness. A “starving artist” type may be appealing, or a partner who is downtrodden in some way, as these people enjoy lovers who have a distinct soft side. The strong, independent types are not turn-ons for these people.

‘Wonder Woman’ cinematographer breaks down the pressure of bringing a comic book to life

  • Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot in the title role, is the origin story fans have been waiting so long to see. Set almost entirely during World War I, the film takes viewers along for one heck of a ride as Diana is introduced to “Man’s World,” and soon transforms into one of comics’ greatest heroes: Wonder Woman.

  • And bringing such stunning visuals to life was a true collaborative effort. Helping translate director Patty Jenkins’ vision to the big screen was Wonder Woman’s cinematographer Matt Jensen

  • Mic spoke with Jensen, whose credits include Fantastic Four, Chronicle, True Blood and Game of Thrones, about his experience on the set of Wonder Woman. Read more. (6/3/17, 11:15 AM)

They’re not what Zevran was expecting.

The plan isn’t ruined, per se, but he was rather counting on them to be slightly less suspicious. Grey Wardens are heroes of legend, and people routinely called heroes are supposed to be giving and trusting. This lot clearly isn’t. The elf - Dalish, if he’s seeing correctly - and Qunari are just short of openly disdainful, trading eyerolls when they think no one can see. At least, he clearly sees the elf roll her eyes; the Qunari is on the far side and perhaps more mannerly than Zevran gives him credit for.

Perhaps only the human is a Grey Warden then. He certainly seems eager to assist the woman Zevran’s hired. His information is scare and outdated; it’s entirely possible the others could be tagalongs. That would be more fitting. Champions sometimes amass a following, and outlaw heroes have their own appeal. And if the Grey Warden is this blindly trusting, well, he certainly needs them.

That rather complicates things for him though. The two suspicious ones are scanning the horizon, shoulders tight, clearly expecting something. The massive dog - and Zevran’s not sure if he’s a Grey Warden or not, this being Ferelden - is scenting the air. They’re not going to make it to the wagon.

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Three Wisemen and a Lemon Curd - Thirty Minutes and a Lemon Curd Christmas One Shot

It’s January 6th! The end of Christmas, for real. Better late than never on this (thanks, technology!), though, so here it is at last as a final gasp of the holiday season! Happy 2017 to all. Enjoy! x

Warning: daddy!kink… I tried to keep it out of Christmas, but, well…. 

Harry hasn’t touched you since you’d mentioned it.

 Christmas.

 With your family.

 Technically, you’d told him as you’d straddled his lap and he’d held onto your hips with an unblinking, nearly terrified look in his eyes, it wasn’t Christmas. It was a few days after Christmas, because you’d agreed to spend Christmas with Harry, Anne, Robin, Gemma, and her newest beau ages ago.

 He knows your family – he’s met them, even, several times – but he’s not… well… it’s just… that detail about the fact that he’d deflowered you and thrown you into a whirlwind romance that has you picked over by the vultures of the press. He’s not been around them since that news broke.

 “You’re not going to tell them that,” you’d rolled your eyes at him. “I’d prefer if you didn’t, actually,” you’d said while kissing his forehead to seal your request.

He’s treated you like you’re a nun or he’s a priest since then, though. Your first semester at university had ended a few days ago, and after not visiting you for even one weekend since the beginning of December, you’re to spend the entirety of break with him in his flat. Anytime you sidle closer to him or teasingly hold mistletoe above your head, though, all he does is give you a chaste little kiss and maybe a squeeze around the middle before mulling over the next item on the Christmas prep list. Anything that dares to venture under the belt is swiftly nipped in the bud as if he’s only ever had wet dreams and the thought of acting on them makes him want to jump out of his skin. His reasoning, he’d explained to you after the first few celibate days, is to keep his mind focused and clean. He’d prefer not to remember your moans, asking him to cum, please, when he’s asking for the gravy to be passed his way at the table.

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Puppy Love

Pairing: Sam x Reader

Prompt: You and your dog, Max, run into someone at the park who just so happens to be insanely hot, single, and into you. (AKA the one where you and Sam have dogs and then go back to his place and have sex with each other)

Tags: AU, fluff, omg doggies!!!, Sam’s basically perfect ugh, smut, light spanking

Words: 2,592

Note: A+ for the original title amiright? also, sorry it took so long for me to write something, ugh. hope you like it!!

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i can admit that i search for something holy in the most grotesque of places but there’s something so pretty about the way buildings collapse. in the dark, graffiti looks like stained glass. saints hide among the rubble. i’m telling you, there are places in this town where time doesn’t exist.

his eyes are glossy in the glow of the neon red vacancy sign and he asks me what i regret the most. my tongue sinks down to my stomach. shame has gathered underneath my nails like dirt for years now. i put my hands in my pockets.

i was pure once but now my sanctity is just a phantom limb - an ache where there was something, and now nothing. i lost my halo a long time ago but when i miss it, i look at the yellow rings around my bruises, and if i squint just right, it’s like it was never gone.

i ignore how the wind is screaming for me to be silent and i admit to him that there have been times where i have been feral and unflinching, and i couldn’t stop my hands from destroying everything they touch, and yes, times where i had killed beautiful things just to look at them longer. and yes, if you were to cut me open, the devil would spill out.

because i have learned that hell was never a place hidden in earth’s core, safe from my prying hands. when i was young, my small fingers always found their way to the top of the stove when no one was looking. hell is everywhere, it is patiently waiting in all the tiny, squalid places that god can’t reach. like a popcorn kernel wedged between your teeth and gums.

i have smothered him but i don’t think he noticed. i watch his eyes flicker like street lamps in the rear view mirror. i stare at the dark there and hope i was imagining that there was ever a light to begin with. god, if you can hear me, how can i be forgiven for something i haven’t even done yet?

An Overly Complicated and Probably Impossible Hypothetical Proposition for a New LIW Award

Look, the system isn’t working as well as it could. No awards should have two shows sweeping all but one category when so many shows were eligible.

Here’s my plan: The Lizzie, the Literary Inspired Series award. I call it that because 1. LBD, 2. my siblings keep making up ridiculous names when I mention the LIWAs so I leaned into it, and 3. I need something to distinguish between the two.

Keep in mind I am not the authority here at all I have only been active in the fandom for a year. I’m just working off of complaints I’ve seen and research I’ve done in production of my documentary about LIWs.

So creators would have to submit their shows for consideration for a Lizzie. I do this for a number of reasons: 

  • Eligibility rules would be much stricter. 
    • Shows would have to be directly inspired by or based upon works of literature. Shows like Poe Party, NLTS, and The Writing Majors wouldn’t be eligible. (although I do love all those shows so much)
    • The show must have aired in the past year, but cannot be submitted for 2 years of awards. I do this because my own show, School Spirit, aired in 2016, but was not completed until mid May 2017. While eligible for a 2016 LIWA, it would also be eligible for a 2017 LIWA. This double eligibility would be solved if shows had to be submitted.
  • It would give smaller shows a greater audience.
    • If anyone is allowed to submit for eligibility and then the list of submissions released before the first round of voting.
  • Creators could curate their best work.
    • Just like how studios submit their best episodes for consideration in the Emmys, creators should be able to curate the episodes that best exemplify the category.

The other biggest change is the most difficult one to execute: a two tiered voting system (I’m not gonna lie I stole this from Eurovision.) So to prevent the Lizzies from becoming an overt popularity contest, a jury of authorities in filmmaking and literature would provide half of the sway over voting, with the public providing the other half. The award Best LIW would have 2 awards, the Jury’s Choice and the People’s Choice.

Let’s talk categories: (Shoutout to Zoe at @literaryinspiredwebseriesreviews for inspiration)

  • Best Actor in a LIW (Non-Vlog)
  • Best Actor in a Vlogseries
  • Best Supporting Actor in a LIW (Non-Vlog)
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Vlogseries
    • (all of those are not gendered bc it’s overtly binary and I’m a nb web show actor who feels weird being lumped in with “actresses”)
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Set Design
  • Best Diversity
  • Best Script
  • Best Directing
  • Best Music
  • Best Transmedia
  • Best LIW (Jury’s Choice and People’s Choice)

This is all very hypothetical, I’m just trying to determine if there is an option that would make everyone happy. And this is in no way an attempt to replace the LIWAs. The LIWAs are great as a People’s Choice Award for the LIW community, but since there are so many shows that are decent quality that cannot retain audiences used to TV production qualities, a more discerning eye could be cast to the massive amounts of effort put into shows that normally go by unnoticed.

Don’t tell me you know what it’s like
Unless you’ve repeatedly slammed your head into a wall just to make the noise stop.
Until you’ve convinced yourself a million times that there is not one person who gives a shit about you.
Until you’ve taken a blade to your flesh and you can’t even see the seriousness of it because who gives a shit right?
Until you’ve spent months alone because you’ve been rejected by everyone you know.
Until you’ve destroyed yourself time and time again because you’ve decided that you don’t care anymore.
Until you’ve failed in everything you’ve tried because the plethora of symptoms that comes with mental illness has held you back at every turn.
Until you wake up everyday wondering who you will be today.
Until you’re so prepared to be hurt that you don’t even get hurt anymore.
Until you’ve seen the look of horror on people’s faces when you’ve blurted about your illness because you forgot people don’t wanna hear that shit.
Until you’ve latched on to someone you’ve known for two minutes because you’re so desperate for some kind of attention, affection, love.
Until you’ve pushed away people you love because your mind wouldn’t let you believe you could be loved,
Because you convinced them they didn’t love you,
Because your constant questioning stopped being cute and became overbearing.
Until you’ve tried to convince people that you’re amazing whilst simultaneously self-deprecating in an attempt to force them to realise what a fucking mess you are so they can leave you now before you’re too attached.

Don’t stand there and tell me you know what it feels like.
Don’t tell me everyone has those days
Because you don’t fucking having these days!

—  Those Days, CC (the coffee table book)