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Hello guys! I’ve been getting a lot of requests to do studying tips so here it is! I am by no means an expert but as a student, I wrote this based on what I’ve learnt as I struggled and pulled myself through my school life!

 KNOW YOUR STRENGTH & WEAKNESSES

As a student, I personally feel that it’s most important to know where your forte lies. By identifying your weakness you would know the subjects that you should tackle rather than focusing on the thing you’re already familiar with. You should spend more time on your weaker areas compared to your strong one, however do not get complacent!!!

 TIME MANAGEMNET

 Studying for exams are always a race against time, thus mapping out the things you should do is always important. I don’t have a strict time schedule where I allocate certain timing for my subjects; however, I do time myself when I do papers. For example, when I was doing math papers as revision for o levels, the duration given for one Emath paper was 2 hours. Thus, when I practiced and did my papers, I would only give myself 1 and half hours. This will train me to do my papers faster with maximum accuracy. You’re also required to have a good grasp of your subject to be able to complete questions faster.

SLEEP & EAT WELL

Somehow during exam periods, a lot of my friends start sacrificing their sleep and food to study. And I can’t emphasize enough how wrong this is. Most of my friends, who do this, end up making more careless mistakes in their paper and thus winding up with lower marks. Lack of sleep is a serious flaw and can jeopardize you paper immensely. If you’re tired, rest; don’t try to push yourself because your brain won’t be able to absorb the information any longer. It’s the same situation with the food, if you sacrifice your meals, you may end up getting gastric that may just affect your performance during the paper.

MAKE NOTES

Well duh right? Everyone makes notes, but more importantly, you need to make notes that you would want to read. As much as the process of writing and remembering is important, if you like the way you notes look, you’ll feel more inclined to read it. Thus, this is partially why I enjoy making notes that look pretty to me.

 TAKE BREAKS

 Never ever forget to take breaks. I’d recommend a 15minutes break every 2 hours. Pushing yourself to sit there continuously will only cause you to lose focus, causing you to become restless. Different people have different attention span, thus never ever compare yourself to your friends and force yourself to sit down and study as long they do. Find out what works for you and what doesn’t.

 LISTENING TO MUSIC

 I looooove music. But I have to admit, listening to music while I’m trying to memorize some lit quotes, isn’t working out for me. Thus, I don’t recommend listening to music as you’re trying to absorb content heavy subjects. However, if its question based subjects like math, by all means. Check out my studying playlist!

 KNOW YOURSELF

 You need to know what method helps you work best. Writing? Auditory? Everyone has a different style of learning that works best for him or her. Some people need to read their content out loud for themselves to hear before they can memorize, however this does not work for everyone. Maybe you’re the type that needs to draw diagrams to colour code your notes. Whichever the case is, its best to know yourself, and the style of learning that best suits you.

 STRESS MANAGEMENT

 Stress isn’t necessarily bad. A little bit of stress can get you off your lay bum and to start doing some work. However, being overly stressed will just backfire and may cause anxiety problems. This is why it’s essential to keep a healthy balance of work and play. Don’t overwork yourself and drive yourself into a corner, this isn’t healthy for you or your studies. Taking conscious effort to distress can help keep a pleasant attitude and mind that’s good for learning. 

DELETE DISTRACTIONS

If you find yourself being constantly distracted by your phone or a particular app, delete it. Lock your phone in the drawer or temporarily delete your social media apps. Downloading focus aps can help you too. Apps like helps block access to some websites can restrain you from falling back into the trap that is distractions.

DESIRE TO SUCCEED

 It is important that you’re doing all this for yourself. Not your parent. Not anyone else, but you. If you lack the desire to get good grades and do well, it’ll definitely be tough finding the motivation to do anything. You don’t have to like studying, but you at least have to want getting good grades. If you desire to have straight As, you’ll naturally fell more inclined to do something to help you get it. However, its also important to set realistic goals. It’s impossible for you to jump from a F9 to A1 in a month. Set practical goals and take baby steps to get there.

 PROCRASTINATION

 Well, procrastination can be a bitch. I started my studyblr account during my o level periods because seeing other people’s notes made me want to study. You should find a way to help YOU counter your procrastination tendencies.

 All in all, studying is something very unique and personalized. What works for me may not work for you, but if you keep working hard. No goal is ever too far. Thank you for reading!

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Langst 101

(shiro hasn’t vanished yet )

-the Voltron team goes on a mission and lance fucks smth up and pidge gets really hurt and has to get into a pod

-lance is crying and can’t stop apologizing but shiro is PI S S E D 

-‘its okay to make mistakes, lance, but there’s a LIMIT’

-‘if you hadn’t missed that shot pidge wouldn’t have gotten hurt. Do you ever think about what you do? Or do you just live in the moment’

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Fixing Septiplier

I saw this tweet and, yes, I can kinda agree.

People say its because Mark and Jack aren’t friends anymore, and I think thats not the case.

They still are friends, a lot, there are some parts in the livestream where they smile and talk to each other, but the thing is.

Its done where they’re not in the spotlight.

For example, Mark and Jack were tossing the toilet paper to each other and they were smiling at each other, but the camera men didn’t put them on the spotlight.

Also, Mark told Jack something and a big smile went on Jack’s face, but they were in the background, and the camera weren’t on them the whole time.

Mark and Jack always fueled the Septiplier ship back then and why don’t they do it now?

Well maybe they’re scared too?

Because back then:

The Septiplier ship was smaller, and people didn’t ship it as hardcore as they do now. They used to ship it as Mark and Jack did, in a silly, cute way.

But later on, people shipped it to a level that Mark and Jack never expected/wanted-

What I mean is smut, and people who believe they’re gay and they do love each other romantically.

Shippers who don’t ship it that way, or at least still know Septiplier won’t happen still [smut shippers], don’t worry, this isn’t completely your fault. I’m a shipper myself, so I know.

Like, do you really want drawings of you naked with a friend on the internet, especially when you’re as popular as them?

No, why would you?


Honestly, I think they might actually still wanna make those Septiplier moments keep going like they used to, but maybe they’re scared it’ll blow up and the shippers will take it too far?

It seems likely because,

it has happened.

They do sonething cute, it blows up, and now its madness and nobody can calm down.

Because if you’ve ever noticed, if you look at a Septiplier moment, its clear they’re extremely happy in each and every one.

But now they have to be cautious at every move they do on camera or else things will go nuts.

I don’t think they’re trying to sink the ship, I think they’re trying to make it back to the way it is.

But before you say “Then why don’t they just say they want the ship to calm down so they can be silly again?”

Well of course, THATS going to blow up. It doesn’t matter whether they giggle at each other or they actually do something cute, it’ll blow up either way. Its like some crazy curse. Literally, anything that includes Mark and Jack, there’s always someone going “OMG SEPTIPLIER AWAY, THEY LOVE EACH OTHER!!!” Like, come on dude, these are real people who don’t love each other romantically. Let them be them. Everything doesn’t have to be Septiplier. Why can’t it be just two friends being friends?

And just so people know, thinking Mark and Jack are actually gay, even though having girlfriends, IS NOT AN OPINION. NOT IN THIS SITUATION. ITS JUST WRONG.

There’s a difference between a fact and an opinion. And Mark and Jack being straight is a fact. They have girlfriends, who are each wonderful people, but they ALWAYS, constantly state they’re straight, they are NOT attracted to men. They are straight and have amazing ladies as their girlfriend and if you can’t respect that, then I don’t think you should be here. Think about it. (Thank you to anyone who said about Mark and Jack stating they’re straight constantly)

And if it gets to the point where Mark or Jack have to make a video on this topic, thats it. We can’t fix it then. Because if its so effective on their lives that they have to tell millions about it, is not only dissapointing, but clearly fuckin shows our fandom can’t control ships.

Because Mark and Jack are not the ones changing.

The Septiplier ship is changing, and not in a good way. We fucked up. They didn’t.


And how do we fix it?

Well, Septiplier is huge, A LOT of people ship it. Its literally the second most searched option when you type ‘Sep’ in the YouTube search bar.

And it won’t be something we can do overnight. Its going to be a slow process.

There’s a lot of us and we have to all agree.

We can’t just lay around, waiting until everything gets better. WE need to be that something that brings the ship back to the light.

The Septiplier ship ran into a harsh, big storm and we have to work together to get it out onto the right path.

I want this ship to how it started, where everybody shipped it for fun, and we didn’t attack other ships. Not saying all of us attack other ships, its just some Septiplier shippers actually do attack, I’ve seen it.

Because the more smut and hardcore shippers that join this ship, the more Mark and Jack have to be cautious.


AND THEY’RE ALREADY PRETTY FAR APART AND CAUTIOUS.

They’re not sinking the ship.

They’re warning us to fuckin fix ourselves and the flaws of this ship, before its too late.

And honestly, Septiplier isn’t just a ship anymore, its a community that needs some fixing. Its also a place where Mark and Jack fans join together. Because Mark and Jack have a beautiful bond thats brought their communities together. And lets not break that bond.

Because Whats better?

Don’t do anything and Mark and Jack grow farther apart on camera.

Or fix our ship, bring it back to the light, and have Mark and Jack be able to have things normal again.

Now, how?

Well, all hardcore [smut, sex related] shippers and people who believe they’re gay have to stop. (Or keep the smut as far away as possible)

Its not right or polite and Mark and Jack wouldn’t appreciate or even consider you a fan at all if you continue.

Ship Septiplier as a bromance, or in a fluffy cute way, nothing too extreme like sex, or kinky shit.

I know this isn’t how Mark and Jack really act with each other, they most likely do a bunch of shit together off camera where we don’t ruin their fun.

We can fix this ship.

We just have to try.

I want Septiplier to become peaceful and happy again.

Because Jack used to be a fan of Mark. He started his channel because of Mark.

And even though they’re on different parts of the world, Mark managed to find a worthy person on YouTube who derserves so much more. And that was Jack.

They’ve been through a lot, from meeting in person for the first time, becoming great friends, to having a happy little ship.

Lets bring it back to those times. Mark and Jack don’t need to change. We need to.

Lets bring the happiness back in Septiplier.

And ships like Jelix or Pewdieplier, don’t become like this ship, don’t go too far. Don’t make YouTubers become seperate by their own fans.

Mark and Jack have done so much for us, now lets do something for them.


I know we can do this.

Lets fix Septiplier.

Update: For Cringemas I wasn’t able to watch the first part but I saw that Mark and Jack agreed Septiplier as a ship was pretty bad this year in that part. And that right there is why we need to fix this ship. They know this ship is getting worse. If 2016 was Septiplier’s bad year, lets makes 2017 Septiplier’s rebirth into the light. Thanks to everybody who wants this ship better, I appreciate it so much! Now I know we can really do this. In 2017, we’ll fix Septiplier. Together. [Lol a PS: I understand the people who say that we should let septiplier die, but remember they’re are still fans and hard-core shippers who will start drama and shit. I wish it can be that easy, but right now, fixing the ship and opening people’s eyes seems like the best option, thank you💕]
Working With True Void Energy 101

Originally posted by rafaeldearaujo

Written by Conjurer Lethe on November 20th, 2017. 

Conjurer Lethe here, bringing to you the next part of Elysium’s True Void Series. As always, I give you the disclaimer that everything here is my UPG and might not necessarily fit with your own experience and practice. I encourage you to incorporate only what you need, and hope you find this post helpful.

Let me start off this post by saying:
True Void energy is not an easy energy type to work with. In fact, I would discourage most people from working with it. If you are not attuned to or aligned with it (or one of its close “relatives”, such as eldritch, demonic void, spatial void, etc.), the risks of handling True Void energy are many.
True Void energy is very difficult to control and contain. This increases the likelihood of it unintentionally entering your system. The best case scenario is that this would heavily drain you and maybe make you feel a little ill for a while. Worst case scenario is that your energy system is poisoned, and you lose your ability to do any sort of energy work or spiritual work for either a short while or…forever. Yeah.

If you are still interested in learning how to work with True Void energy, I strongly recommend you have good foundations in energy sensing, energy manipulation, and energy cleansing. There are countless resources for doing all of these things online.

Now, how would you begin working with True Void?
As I mentioned in my earlier post, True Void energy is found everywhere around us in negligible quantities. However, you can also tap into a True Void well by concentrating on it. A first good exercise to begin familiarizing yourself with True Void energy would be learning how to sense it.  Focus your thoughts on the Void - on darkness, on nothingness, on a stretching, vast emptiness that echoes hollow in your heart. Or something less poetic and angsty, whatever works for you. The point is, learn to connect and figure out what the Void feels like. At this point, you should not attempt to manipulate the energy. Introduce yourself instead.
Congrats, you’re now one step closer to being a True Edgy Kid. (And to becoming a Void worker, maybe).

I know the Void, so now what?
Now that you have grown to understand what True Void feels like, and you are familiar with it, and confident in your ability to fully differentiate it from any other energy type, you can proceed to the next step. Make a True Void Blob. (Yes, this is what I am calling it).
Now, during this step, you will have to focus on a variety of things. First and foremost, focus on your own energy and your energy system. You have to make a careful assessment about what your energy system is like BEFORE you work with True Void. Then, you have to continue paying attention as you focus on drawing True Void energy to you. Is your energy still flowing properly? Is your energy acting strangely? Make note, but do not lose your concentration. You have to carefully manipulate the energy so that it will take the shape you want it to (in this case, a blob). This might seem simple enough for an experienced energy worker, but it is important to remember that True Void energy is alive. It seems to act with a certain degree of consciousness, and it is not natural for it to take a solid form. Because you are forcing True Void into an unnatural state, it will look for ways to return to its natural, free-flowing form. If you are not careful, it will enter your energy system, or dissipate, or spread into your environment, contaminating it.
Continue practicing this step until handling the energy becomes second-nature to you.
Then, up the complexity of your manipulation by making more intricate shapes, or a bigger blob. When you think you got it down- practice some more.

Things that could go wrong during this step

While I just spoke about the best scenario, I’m going to give a little more detail into everything that could go wrong during this part of the process.

  • True Void energy drains your system. Now, some energy alignments tend to be highly invigorating when worked with. True Void tends to have the opposite effect on those who are not aligned with it. You might find yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally ready for a 30-year nap. This is unfortunately something that the majority of people working with True Void energy will have to experience and cannot do anything about. This is not something that will disappear as you continue working with Void energy, although your tolerance might increase. 
  • True Void energy could enter your system. If you are someone with an energy system that is closely aligned to it (ex. eldritch, demonic void, spatial void, demonics, death workers, etc.) then you’re in luck! You probably can handle it. Maybe you’ll get an energy hangover, but… you’ll survive.
  • If you are someone who is light-aligned, nature aligned, fae-aligned, etc. then…. You should be worried. In fact, it’s likely that the unbearable pain you might feel will cause some worry. Your energy system will likely do it’s best to cleanse itself from the foreign energy. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to fully rid the body of True Void energy this way. I recommend you seek out an experienced healer, preferably someone with some background in handling this type of energy so that they are not harmed when trying to rid your body of it. I also recommend the healer specialized in some type of Reiki, since this energy might be more effective than others in counteracting True Void energy effects.
  • True Void energy could also stain your work area. If this were to happen, then you’d likely find your home and space suddenly parasite-ridden. Getting rid of the parasites might prove to be a challenging endeavor. More difficult than this, however, would be the task of cleansing your space fully and thoroughly from True Void energy. Weeks after your third cleansing, you might still find some pesky remnants and hardy parasites chilling somewhere in your home. 
  • Nothing ever happened, you could not connect with True Void. Unfortunately, just as I am ungifted in the art of manipulating nature energies, you might find yourself struggling and seeing no results after plenty of practice. In this case, it is my professional opinion that you should give up. Really, there’s plenty of other energy alignments to work with, and you’ll see much more advancement in your practice pursuing something that suits you better.

I have mastered the Void, what do I do with it?
If you were successful in your efforts and are now confident in your ability to manipulate this type of energy, then you can begin practicing advanced techniques. Put True Void to use. Do with it as you wish.
Develop your own methods of using it, learn what works (and what doesn’t work) for you. True Void is an incredibly unique energy type, so it will likely take some creativity and experimentation to put True Void energy into practical use, but it is incredibly rewarding when you do it.

Final note
I want to reiterate that this is an energy type I strongly discourage beginners (and the majority of energy workers) from working with. Really, it’s not necessary, and there’s a lot of risks you will be taking by working with it. However, I hope that this guide to working with True Void energy can serve as an introduction for those interested in True Void-related things. If you have any questions, feel free to let me know.

IMPORTANT: Although this post deals with True-Void energy, the techniques described can be applied to all Void subtypes. A good starting place for those interested in Void energy could be spatial void, since it tends to be less difficult to manipulate and compatible with more energy alignments.

Overwatch Men: Reaction to S/O Wanting to Run Away

The winner of a poll I made a couple days ago, won by four votes! Overwatch men and Overwatch women will have two separate posts as to not continue my string of long-ass posts. <D

This subject is kind of near and dear to my heart, especially recently, and I can’t say that I’m not happy that y’all voted it first. 

Thanks everyone for voting, stay sweet, and I hope you enjoy the headcanons!

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Genji

  • The topic slipped out while the both of you were relaxing one evening
  • You had been complaining about you day and how stressed you were, while your boyfriend rubbed your shoulders and listened with open ears
  • And the words had just slipped out, “Sometimes I wish I could just run away from everything”
  • Your boy was shook
  • Boy did he know what that feeling was like, wanting to run and hide away from the rest of the world
  • Of course, he also knew what it was like to actually succeed with that plan and knew just how tough it was
  • So he questions you for you to confirm your intentions
  • “(Y/N), was that a serious thought or did you just say it to say it?”
  • “I mean… Sometimes it’s a serious thought. That doesn’t mean I want to leave you, of course. It’s just the work and the constant war, and the chaos, and the stress.. Sometimes running away sounds like the most amazing paradise I could hope for.”
  • Then you can’t help but add, “Aside from being alone with you and snuggling all night long.”
  • The attempt at lightening the mood was noted by a soft smile that briefly appeared across Genji’s features but quite brief it was
  • Genji wanted nothing more for you to be happy and if that meant going your way, that was that
  • However, you didn’t have to go as far as you might have thought
  • “What if you traveled with Zenyatta for a while?”
  • Your curious gaze encouraged his explanation
  • “He’s a traveling monk, a guru. He avoids danger and conflict unless there’s no other way, the traveling is worldwide and always peaceful. Your stress would wane away, the chaos would be removed, you’d have a friend–a peaceful one–to after you, and I could keep in touch; I could visit even.”
  • You get teary eyed because he’s doing the exact opposite of what you thought he would do
  • Not only is he not trying to make you stay, he’s helping you figure out options
  • You hug him tight and bury your face in his neck
  • He hugs you right back
  • “Whatever will make you happy, I will try to you with it.”
  • “Genji, thank you…”

Hanzo

  • Before suggesting any alternatives, he’d do everything in his power to attempt to keep you from leaving
  • You want people gone? Done. You want a promotion/demotion? He’ll make it happen. You want a different job? He can find you a better one.
  • Vacations, trips, pampering, protection, he tries everything he can
  • But sometimes things just need to happen
  • “Hanzo, I know you’re trying but I think this is something I need to do.”
  • “I can make you disappear.”
  • Wat
  • Hanzo, e x p l a i n
  • “I mean, I can make you disappear for as long as you want. I have some ties with old family friends. You can get taken off the radar for as long as you wish. Live in a nice, secluded place. You’ll be protected and you don’t have to deal with the wars and the stress. Only my people and I will know where you are; you have my word.
  • “Just… Please don’t leave me.”
  • The poor boy’s still heartbroken about the whole ordeal, that your life has gotten so bad to the point that you feel like disappearing from society for a while
  • But, like I said, he’s going to do everything in his power

McCree

  • He understands right off the bat
  • Hell, he’s had his fair share of running off by himself for a while just to get away from it all
  • He’s really just kind of a lone ranger himself
  • Like hell he’ll let you go alone though
  • “Fine, let’s do it.”
  • You look at him, confused
  • “What?”
  • “Let’s do it. Run away together. Get away from all the craziness. We can get a ranch and live there for a while. As soon as you decide you want back in, we’ll do it.”
  • You try to protest that he has a life he needs to continue with but he stops you before you can
  • “We all need a break from life sometime.”
  • Then he starts packing and research

Zenyatta

  • He’s probably the second most understand person behind Genji in this type of situation
  • You don’t travel with him during his journeys; you work away at an irritating job at home while waiting for your omnic partner to return
  • So
  • Why not turn the situation on its head and do travel with him?
  • Or he can suggest to you a cozy, pleasant monastery of sorts for you to visit for a while
  • Or he can take you to a calm little place in Nepal where you can hide away to your heart’s content
  • He offers several different options for you to pick from, although he makes it clear that he’d prefer you travel with him over the others
  • Of course, it’s your decision and he respects you either way
  • If you choose to stay somewhere else, he offers to visit you as long as you’re comfortable with it
  • If he’s part of the life you want to distance yourself from, he’ll accept that as well; however, he’ll always keep a close watch over you to make sure that you’re in no danger and that you’re happy and healthy

 Reaper

  • To be honest, he’s relieved that you want to run away
  • Not because he wants you to leave or because he loves you any less
  • But because he knows that he can’t hurt you in anyway if you’re gone
  • He helps you pack and assures your safety via Talon guards but you’re on your own when it comes to deciding where you want to go and how you want to live
  • Is it his best judgement? Absolutely not. But he doesn’t see it as pushing you away so much as protecting you from him.
  • After you leave, the nightmares and pain come back
  • He cries at night because your gone
  • He only gets your whereabouts a while after you’ve left to check in on you from a distance without your knowledge
  • You being protected means being protected from him as well

Reinhardt

  • He gets teary when you tell him your intentions
  • He offers you a deal to try and fix things: Give him a week to come up with some sort of plan; if he can’t by the time the limit’s up, you get to leave and he won’t stop you
  • He absolutely desperate for this to work
  • He runs around everywhere, researching, asking others for ideas
  • Sure, he’s been left before but this was you leaving, completely detaching yourself from your old life for who knows how long
  • At the end of the time, he (weak) plan is to relocate to remote Germany for a few months or so
  • He’ll take care of work and protection, and you get to do whatever you please
  • It’s not ideal, this is true
  • But hell, the puppy-man is trying so hard
  • It’s worth a shot, right?
  • The old boy actually breaks down crying when you say you’ll take his deal
  • He’s so happy
  • Picks you up and spins you around
  • Just don’t leave him, okay?

Soldier 76

  • He’s pretty accepting about the entire thing
  • He wants to run away sometimes too, so it’s a fair thought in his book
  • But he doesn’t want you remaking your life from absolute scratch
  • He has a farmhouse he inherited from his parents when he was younger
  • No one knows about it but him and the people of the small peaceful town it’s in
  • So it would be running away from everything but not starting completely over
  • He’d buy you the first set of groceries and even help you unpack
  • He’d visit every other weekend or so, periodically but not common enough to draw questioning eyes to your location
  • It’s a perfect plan in his book
  • And he’s also just mildly excited for you to meet the people of his birthplace

Roadhog

  • He’s not letting you run away
  • One, because it’s not healthy
  • Two, because he’d much rather change your surroundings to better suit you
  • This means getting rid of people and moving the literal earth if need be
  • Seriously
  • He’s the one-man apocalypse for a reason
  • And you’re his little piggy
  • He’s ready to kick ass and take names
  • You’re not running away though
  • Instead he makes up a binge-eating date that revolves around you spilling everything that’s ever made you want to run away
  • And him taking notes on who and what needs to be eliminated

Junkrat

  • This man is a child, okay
  • He’s like a kicked puppy
  • He gets all clingy and whimpery
  • “W-well, Shiela, just tell me what I have to do to make ye stay! Is it the people? I can take care of the people! Or we can move! Just.. just don’t me..”
  • Like Roadhog, he’s ready to remove toxic people and blow up things on your command
  • Probably with the help of Roadhog himself
  • Roadhog thinks it’s unhealthy for Junkrat this time but this time it’s not his call so he’ll help if he can instead
  • Get ready for the dynamic duo hookin’ ‘em and cookin’ ‘em just for you
  • He’ll even teach you some skills to take care of people yourself

Lucio

  • Okay, he might be the most chill person about the situation
  • All he asks is for you to clarify whether or not you’ll still be together and confirms that he gets to know where you’re going
  • After that, all he asks for is period video chats/video dates after you get settled down where you want to be
  • That’s pretty much it
  • He’ll buy you your plane tickets and help you pay your new rent if need be
  • Of course, if things don’t go well, he’s going to hunt you down and bring you home to live with him and you’ll figure out things from there
  • But he’s okay with you trying your soul-searching journey first

~~~

Writing Reinhardt’s hurt my heart. ;w;

bts and types of people they would fall for
  • seokjin: patient. someone who doesn't mind that dinner might be ready at eight rather then seven. someone who is there to stick by jin when he needs to practice the choreography for a few more hours, watching proudly without a complaint or sigh. someone who is there when jin works on his vocals, even though it's past midnight. someone who doesn't mind another round of mario kart, despite the fact that fancy dinner date was supposed to start thirty minutes ago. someone who is willing to stick by jin's side and support him no matter how long it takes for him to reach the sky.
  • yoongi: true. someone who is true to themselves, to what they believe in, to what they stand for. someone who is never willing to compromise on what they know what is right, even when everything is cornering them against a wall. someone who will be true to yoongi, when he is happy, when he is sad, when he is confused and ready to give up, when he is on cloud nine. someone that can look him in the eye and tell him he screwed up, but also someone who can deal with his raw emotions and can truly hold him close and promise that things will all be better in time.
  • hoseok: passionate. someone who loves what they do, and does what they love. hoseok himself is a very passionate person and he would want someone who shared the same fire as him. that doesn't equate to loud, and in your face, not really. but it means someone who is willing to give their all to the things that deserve it. someone who is willing to always push forward and never give up, even when it seems like the spark could be wavering. someone who will be there to light his fire when he feels down, whether it be with words, hugs, or kisses.
  • namjoon: open-minded. with great minds comes the great need to question all options. namjoon is not someone who follows tradition because he was simply told they were right. he wants to explore life and discover everything about the world, and try new things, live his life as unbiased as possible. someone who is just as willing to uncover all possibilities of life as he is, and someone who he can have real, honest discussions with while they lay out under the stars.
  • jimin: gentle. jimin is soft and caring, and he always puts others first. he would need someone to be there for him once. someone who isn't brash, or hasty; someone who is willing to work with him through his insecurities. someone who is patient, willing to listen, someone with a quiet voice, smooth as silk. someone who will stay up with him on bad nights and stroke the hair from his eyes, and someone who will stay up with him on good nights to be there for him with a soft smile and an even softer kiss.
  • taehyung: creative. someone who can make a story of anything. someone who sees the beauty in everything. someone he can stay up with for hours on end, imagining a world far far away. someone who is always surprising him with a new type of breakfast, a new picture for the living room, a new way to hug. someone who is always willing to see the creative genius in him. someone who does not think of him as weird, but a masterpiece, uniquely and beautifully crafted in the heavens above. someone who is always willing to try new things, and always willing to spice things up.
  • jungkook: independent. somebody who knows their own dreams, and is working for that, not anyone else's goals or plans. someone who is willing to march to the beat of their own drum, and shrug those off who mock them. someone who isn't afraid to be themselves, even when it seems like the hard thing to do. somebody willing to break away from the molds of society. someone who is fierecely independent, yet somebody who still, at the end of the day, needs jungkook's attention and affections.

Sometimes its hard to remain focused and productive, especially in the Summer. It’s important to form a routine to help get your out of bed and start your day right! Here are a few suggestions that help me kick-start my morning:

Set your alarm for a reasonable hour. Let’s face it: its Summer, and you deserve to sleep in at least a little bit. So long as you get eight hours of sleep, you can let yourself be flexible as to when you fall asleep/wake up. I wake up around 7:30a.m. (as compared to 6:30a.m., which is when I wake up during the school year), but if you’re more of a night owl, don’t try to force a sleeping schedule that doesn’t work for you! That being said, only set one alarm. IF you have more than one alarm set, it’s far too easy to dismiss the first alarm and go back to sleep. Having only one alarm makes you more accountable.

Get moving right away. I like to get dressed and do my workout as soon as I wake up. For cross country my coach has a long list of workouts that need to be done everyday; however, even if you aren’t the running/lifting type, a few minutes of yoga work just as well to clear your head! For starters, its great to get outside before the Summer heat really starts to kick in. Second, getting the motivation to exercise is often difficult, so tackling it first boosts your motivation and productivity for the rest of the day. It’s nice to get back from a run and take a nice soothing shower with the satisfaction that you’ve already accomplished something today!

Don’t go back into your pj’s. I learned this the hard way. If you get back into pj’s after your shower, the temptation to slack off and get back in bed will be STRONG. Just don’t do it!!

Start your studying with something fun. As an avid writer, I like to get my study sessions started with the ‘Fiction 500′. Everyday I add 500 more words to a story I’m writing; this gets my brain going and is an enjoyable part of my day. Not only am I preparing myself for a day of learning, but I am also making progress on a different goal!

Have a light breakfast and drink some water. This is pretty self explanatory I find it difficult to get work done if I have heavy food in my stomach. I used to be someone who skipped breakfast altogether, but I’ve learned that having something little (or even just a glass of water) makes a positive impact on your day.

Plan out what you need to study the night before. It’s important to have a solid game plan for what you want to accomplish for the day. Without this, it’s easy to push off responsibilities and find yourself immersed in a show on Netflix. Have a notepad/journal open on your desk with an exact list of what you plan to accomplish during the day. There is nothing more satisfying than crossing out things on a to-do list!

Don’t be upset if things don’t go according to plan. As I said before, it’s Summer. Last minute plans are bound to pop up, and it’s important to take breaks and bring a little bit of spontaneity into your life. There will also be times when you simply lack the motivation to do anything, and you shouldn’t get upset if this happens. Let yourself be a bit flexible!

I hope at least one of these things help you get your day started on the right foot!

Dealing with ART BLOCK


INTRODUCTION

Path of art is a path of struggle. A path that one time can be easy and appealing, quickly leading you to its destination, but the other time it can be full of obstacles or even blocks… art blocks.

What is an art block? Various artists from around the world seem to refer to ‘art blocks’ every time they have troubles producing new works. The cause and process of typical art block will differ from one person to another, but generally speaking: everything that prevents you from creating art, despite all the opportunities, can be called an art block. Although very common, art blocks can lead to some serious issues like loss of confidence, no motivation to improve or even fear of drawing (to avoid disappointing oneself).

In this little article I’ll do my best to tell you how to deal with this biggest artistic illness!

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unyvense  asked:

hi, would you have tips on how to write a love-hate relationship? most like hate that turns into love or something like that. also your blog has been so helpful to my writing, thank you very much and i hope you're having a nice day! 💕

Hi!

Here’s one post with advice on love-hate relationships – it may help!

My advice on this is basically, know your characters inside and out, so that you can define what makes their relationship love-hate and what kind of love-hate it is. Because there are a couple, that I can think of:

  • Romantic/Lustful: in this case, either the characters’ personalities clash and their bodies live in harmony (think along the lines of friends with benefits, except it’s really more like enemies with benefits), or they have great chemistry both physically and personality-wise, but can’t be in a relationship. The reasons for not being in a relationship could be anything from that they’ve tried a relationship in the past and it hasn’t worked out (and possibly things happened in their past attempt/attempts to cause them to dislike each other) to that another set of circumstances (they’re too far from each other, one has trust issues, etc) gets in the way and causes tension between them.
  • Unlikely Allies: in this case, it doesn’t always have something to do with romance – they could just dislike each other but be forced to work together. For example, two of my characters in my current project have lived in a boys’ home for years – one, however, has been one of the administrator’s pets, while the other has gotten into loads of trouble over the years and is generally regarded as a troublemaker. The troublemaker (Conrad) dislikes the pet (Nick), because Nick claims he’s not like the administrator’s other pets and wants to help people like Conrad, and Conrad thinks he’s lying through his teeth. (Also, Nick is gay, and Conrad is a firmly-established homophobe, although he tries to hold his peace about that.) However, Nick and Conrad have to work together to get my protagonist out of a bind, and they set their differences aside to get the job done. This isn’t so much “love-hate” as “hate-but-I’ll-temporarily-tolerate-you”, but I felt it was worth including.

(And keep in mind that either of the above could work both forwards and backwards – two people could start out as enemies with benefits and then find that they actually care for each other, and two unlikely allies could find out, through working together, that they work together well, or that their opinions of each other were too harsh. By the same token, two people could like each other as they start working together, but find that they actually hate each other or drive each other up the wall.)

As for hate to love, here’s a post about its various cliches and how to avoid them. I’ve written this type of relationship before as well, and let me say that there doesn’t need to be some huge explosion of an argument to start the relationship off – it could be something as simple as one not liking that the other is a little arrogant, or one getting irritated by the sound of the other constantly tapping their feet or drumming their fingers on the table. People meet each other and dislike each other from first sight all the time, and it’s not always because of some huge difference in morals or politics or any other kind of opinion – it could just be something one thinks they see in the other’s eyes, or that one has a limp handshake, or that one doesn’t like the way the other carries him/herself.

To transition to love, you need to peel back the layers on the surface of the two people involved – they saw and disliked what was on the surface, so you need to get rid of that and reveal what’s underneath to make them start getting closer to each other. Maybe Person A appeared arrogant, but that surface arrogance actually hides raging insecurity; maybe Person B seemed annoyingly optimistic, but they’re actually afraid of the future or hopeless. The entire premise of love-hate relationships, whether they start at love and transition to hate or start at hate and transition to love, is that whatever the two people saw on each other’s surfaces peels away to reveal the real meat of the people – their true colors, if you will. You can do whatever you wish with the characters’ relationship as long as it happens through delving deeper into your characters.

I hope this helps! If you need anything else, please feel free to ask. - @authors-haven

Intro to Art Witchcraft

🎨A brief introduction🎨
The lovely @naomi121406 posted THIS intro to Sea witchcraft and I thought it might be helpful to do a similar post introducing Art Witchcraft! 

Art Witchcraft is a path of witchcraft focused around the use of color and the creation of physical forms of art imbued with magic.

This path can be catered towards whichever artistic medium you prefer: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Digital, Traditional, Written etc. but typically involves an increased interest in sigil making, visual spellwork, Divination and utilizing the psychological effects of color for magical purposes.

🖌The Craft🖌

✍ The practice by itself is open to everyone with an interest in the arts.

✍ If you want to practice Art Witchcraft as a religion you can incorporate deities associated with artists and makers!    *Here is a list of art related deities to research if you’re interested.

✍ An Art Witch’s tools can be anything that you use within your current artistic works. You can dedicate a particular paintbrush to function as a wand, directing energy and intent into your visual spells. You can create sculptures of your guardians to place within your sacred space. Maybe you want to craft your own divination tools (i.e. runes, dice, tarot, oracle, pendulums etc) or wear specific clothes when working your magic or charge your papers, pencils, waters, clays etc. 

🖌How do you start?🖌

The first thing you’ll need is a strong love for creation, from there its just a matter of developing what works for you. Here’s some ideas to get you started:

✍ As in any other type of witchcraft, you’ll want to read as much as you can: study anatomy, do studies from life/nature, study art history, read about the psychology of color. The path of a witch is one of constant learning!

✍ You can also start gathering your tools. A sketchbook and pencil is a great place to begin. I highly recommend keeping a journal to track your development. Record your tarot readings, what you learned from each piece of art you create, and any interesting bits of information you run across. Ideas are the beginnings of art magic so find a way to develop and record your ideas!

✍ In your Grimoire/sketchbook you can write down your personal color correspondences, the artists you admire/emulate and what you like about their work, herbs or plant life that you find inspiring, crystals (there are tons of ways to incorporate them into your craft) and much more! 

✍ When you’re ready, you can start spellcrafting! Your first spells may involve protection spells, dedications for your tools, creativity or inspiration spells, easy things so you can get protected and start getting some practice. My personal recommendation for art witches is a self-dedication ritual where you, after creating a sacred space, make a commitment to yourself (or a deity) to devote yourself to the study and practice of art magic. *This is completely optional*

✍ As an Art Witch, you may want to do some more witchy things daily. Some ideas can be: Sketch or study everyday, incorporate color correspondences into your life, practice sigil making, watch art tutorials, write affirmations, or meditate/visualize to flex those creative muscles. Create a studio space (even a small or temporary one) to work magic in.

✍ Many Art Witches also work with Candle Magic, Nature/Weather Magic and Divination, so learn about those or any other areas of interest to you. Everything you experience will inform your artwork!

✍ Remember that Art Witchcraft is about loving the process of creation and your expression through it. So don’t be afraid to experiment, take risks, and always be in the process of improvement. Learning to take critique, or give it to yourself, is critical!

✍ If you want to know more about this practice, I have a whole series of posts about color and I am always posting resources, inspiration, and my personal journey! I’m always happy to answer questions and offer advice! 🖌

Love and Light, Lumi

First for Everything

Jughead x Reader

Request: Hey! Can you do a fic where the reader got drunk and got into a car accident because her and jughead got into a fight the same night.

Can you do an imagine where Jughead and reader are dating and she was in a car accident and now has coma. Maybe nobody knows if she will wake up and Jughead is just so distraught but eventually everything turns out good. Angsty and first but then fluffy at the end

Warnings: Drunk driving (don’t do it, kids), Swearing, Alcohol consumption

Wordcount: 2,280

A/N: More combined prompts! I hope that’s okay! (I do this because I don’t want to make too many stories with the same type of plot, and I don’t want to run out of things to post for you guys!) Hopefully my stories can fill the void between episodes.  I also have some song fics in the works and B&B coming out soon! (Y/D/N) = your dad’s name Ps. my friend just finished 13 Reasons Why and we started talking about heavy stuff so my hands started shaking when I was typing the last bit so that was my cue that the story needed to be posted and also that’s why its v emotional ok i love you all. 


Riverdale turned upside down Sophomore year, the murder of Jason Blossom, new girl Veronica, the closing of the Drive-In. A year later, Riverdale is starting to get back to normal. The murder is solved, Veronica isn’t new, and the Drive-In construction is almost complete. People begin to relax and enjoy the rest of high school, finding new relationships in the process, the most noticeable being (Y/N) and Jughead’s.

Two years later and suddenly it’s Senior Year.

Senior year of high school is always portrayed as one of the best years of a person’s life. People always say that it will be remembered forever, and that it’s something people will always want to go back to.

(Y/N) is trying to make it count for that reason, trying to have as much fun as she can. She has the perfect boyfriend, the perfect set of friends, and a full ride to her top pick college. All she needs are the memories.

It’s a Friday night, and there’s a party at Cheryl’s house. Betty and Veronica are going, and she’s pretty sure they’ve convinced Archie and Kevin to go.

“Come on, babe, please?” she asks, putting on a promise ring he gave her for their one year anniversary.

“Me? At a party? You can’t be serious.” Jughead responds, leaning against his elbows on the bed.

“I’ll be fun, just this once.” she says, walking over and straddling his waist on the bed. She leans down and presses her lips to his gently, holding the collar of his shirt in her hands. His hands go to hold her waist.

“No, (Y/N), you know how I feel about these things.” he whispers against her lips, pulling back ever so slightly.

“You don’t have to do anything.” she pleads, trying anything to get some company at the party. She doesn’t want to be alone, as she for sure knows that Betty and Ronnie will probably be flirting, Archie and Val will be there together, and who knows how drunk Kevin will be to be an actual human to hang out with. She just wants him to be there, for once. She wants him to be there with her.

“I don’t want to be around that atmosphere.” he says, lifting her up and setting her down to the bed before standing up and going over to his backpack that is by the door.

“I’ll be there.” she says, looking at him from the bed.

“And I’ve told you about ten times that we should just stay in and watch a movie.” he shrugs his shoulders, pulling out his laptop and sitting in the bay window. He opens it the screen lights up his face. He is beautiful, she thinks.

“That’s no fun.” she says before she can stop herself. She loves spending time with him, just the two of them, but she yearned to show her boyfriend off, and how amazing he is.

“It used to be.” he shoots back. They used to spend every friday watching a movie, and he doesn’t know where those times went. All he wants is to have her all to himself, and partying isn’t really his thing in the first place. He spends most of his time around the stench of alcohol thanks to his dad, he doesn’t need to do that with (Y/N).

She stands up with a huff and goes to her closet, pulling out a few different pairs of shoes to see which one will go the best with her outfit. “Well sorry if I actually want to be social for a change.” she says under her breath, hoping he can’t hear.

He does, and she can tell because he closes his laptop, creating a sudden loud noise that makes her jump, “And I’m glad you are, but does it have to be at her house?” he questions, “The one who’s made fun of you for what? All of grade school?”

She rolls her eyes at the words. Sure, Cheryl had bullied her most of middle school, and sure Jughead and Archie were the ones who were always there, but that doesn’t mean that people can’t change. Cheryl has been doing good things for the school since her brother died, and (Y/N) believes that this party invite is the final step in getting over their long feud.

“She’s changed.” is all she says, in a monotone voice.

It’s his turn to whisper something under his breath, “Doubt it.”

“Since when am I not allowed to parties?” she turns on him, staring him down.
“I never said you couldn’t go.” he gets defensive.

“Well it sure sounds like you don’t want me to.” she raises her eyebrows and puts her hands on her hips.

“I don’t want you to, but I’m not going to control your every move.” that’s something he promised himself he would never do. He never wants to be controlling, or tell anyone else what to do. No one deserves to be treated like that, especially (Y/N). He loves her too much to ever do that to her, the way her hair gently falls over her shoulders, and her eyes sparkle, even in the dim light of her room. In the heat of this moment, she was still gorgeous to him.

“Yeah sure.” she scoffs, now folding her arms over her chest. She knows she’s blowing this out of proportion, but this is the third time he hasn’t want to go out with her to try to have fun.

“I don’t, (Y/N).” He snaps back. This is the first time he’s even remotely raised his voice. Normally, when they have a disagreement they talk it out like normal adults, but tonight there’s an energy in the air that’s making him tired, he doesn’t want to argue any more, “Just leave and go hang out with that godforsaken redhead and her gang if you want to so badly.”

“Fine. I will.” she grabs her purse and storms out of her room, leaving Jughead to sit in the bay window until she returns. He opens his laptop, ready to right the next chapter in his book.

‘There’s a first for everything.’ he titles the chapter, looking at the door. He hears a slam from downstairs and knows that she’s left the house.

She gets into her car and blasts the radio.

It hits her that that was their first fight, the first time that they’ve been short with each other. Maybe it’s the impending graduation, as they’ve never really discussed the future. She’s more of a live in the now type of person anyway, so she hasn’t put much thought into it. She knows where she’s going, her school is all picked out, but Jughead? She isn’t sure.

She has to resist to go back into her house and apologize. Of course Jug would want to spend a lot of time with her, he doesn’t want to lose her. Maybe he thinks he already has.

She clears her mind of it though, and promises herself she will apologize tomorrow.

She pulls out of the driveway and heads to Cheryl’s.


Two shots in, her vision begins to blur, she starts to forget why she’s mad.

Four shots in, she’s dancing on the living room floor with Ronnie and Kevin, doesn’t even remember why her and Jughead had a fight.

Six shots and a solo cup of Jungle juice in and she can barely walk straight, memory sure to be gone in the morning.

It’s past 4am, and (Y/N)’s decided it’s time to turn in for the night. In her own bed.

“(Y/N) don’t goooooo.” Ronnie says, pulling her arm while she begins to get on her jacket and head for the door, “The night is young and so are we. Defy authority.”

“I’ve defied enough tonight.” she giggles and pulls her keys out from her pocket.

No one stops her.

Everyone is too drunk to care if she leaves.

She doesn’t call an Uber.

She thinks she’s sober enough.

She gets behind the wheel, starts the car and blasts the radio.

She pulls out, trying too hard to concentrate on the way home from Cheryl’s.

A wrong turn, she’s not paying attention.

Headlights coming in from the passenger side on an intersection.

A tail spin, a pole smashed.

Her head hit the steering wheel, then the window, breaking skin.

Her leg, crushed against the bottom of the dashboard.

A siren in the distance.

Darkness.


Jughead wakes up in her bed to a phone ringing.

Her parents are away on business, and he didn’t realize he had fallen asleep there.

He stretches his arms and walks to the house phone, answering it as if he’s supposed to be there.

“Hello?” he asks, trying to seem as old as possible.

“Is this (Y/D/N)?” the voice on the other end asks. It’s unfamiliar. Jughead tenses, he was expecting a call from (Y/N).

“Yes.” he lies.

“I’m sorry, sir, but your daughter was in a car crash-” the world fades in and out of focus. He stops hearing the voice for a minute, grabbing a hold of the nearest possible surface to steady himself.

He hangs up the phone right after the voice tells him what hospital they’re at. He isn’t sure what the voice said about her condition, his memory blurring as the words ‘car crash’ play over and over in his brain, becoming imprinted in his mind’s eye.

He barely remembers driving to the hospital, he’s in the door so quick.

“(Y/N).” he says, “(Y/N) (Y/L/N). Where is she?”

The front desk woman doesn’t ask questions and doesn’t stop him. She points him down the hall, “Room 208.” is all she says.

He dashes down the hall, only to see something that doesn’t look like his girlfriend.

Her leg is in a cast, suspended in the air. There’s bandages surrounding her forehead and upper arms, her face swollen in odd places from the impacts.

“How is she?” he asks, slowly walking into the quiet room. The only one in there is the nurse, tending to her wounds.

“Doctor suspects a Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury. She’s in a sort of coma like state. She may wake up in minutes or hours, we don’t know. If nothing goes wrong she should be fine. She’s a lucky one, she is.” the nurse says, before patting him on the shoulder and walking out of the room.

“I’m the lucky one.” he says into the air, to no one.

He pulls up a chair and sits by her bed. He laces his fingers through her hand and rests his head on them. He doesn’t know if this is when he should pray, as he has never really done anything like this before. He decides to just write out in his mind what he’s going to say to her when she wakes up. There’s no ‘ifs’ in this scenario. She has to wake up, she has to know that he’s so sorry.

He beats himself up, he should’ve been there with her, he shouldn’t have practically pushed her out the door. He should’ve tried harder to make her stay.

There are so many things he could’ve done to prevent this, and he didn’t do any of them, and (Y/N) suffered the consequences. He will never forgive himself if something happens to her, if she doesn’t come back from this.

He let his stupid thoughts and feelings get in the way of spending time with the woman he loves. Sure, he was jealous of her college acceptance, but he feels now, in his soul, that if they can make it through this, they can make it through anything.

He just hopes, with all of his being, that they can make it through this.

Her breath stirs, she shifts underneath the sheet.

Jug-” a breathless name from her lips.

He tightens his grip on her hands, making his presence known.

“I’m here, my love, i’m here.” he says, a sense of urgency in his voice. He needs her to be okay.

“I’m sorry.” are the next words that escape her lips. Her eyes slowly flutter open, looking at her boyfriend who’s sitting there holding her hands. She can’t move, so all she can do is talk to him, make eye contact with him. She wants to do so much more. She wants to kiss him and hold him.

“No, no… shhhh. It’s not your fault.” what he’s written in his head goes out the window.

“I was drunk. I ran a light. I made you upset. I’m sorry.” a tear falls from her eyes, barely escaping to trail down her cheek.

“I’m sorry.” he says, not able to look in her eyes any longer.

“Why are you apologizing?” she asks softly, squeezing his hand back now, able to regain some feeling in the rest of her limbs. She’s still feeling dazed, the antibiotics and drugs only beginning to fade as her mind comes back to what happened.

“For not being there when you needed me.” he says his voice cracking, trying not to get emotional. He doesn’t know what he would do if he lost her, if something worse happened.

“You’re here now.” she offers, trying to smile as best she can. He looks up at her. Seeing her there, seeing her alive, brought a wave of joy over him that he didn’t realize would come. He smiles at her, gently standing up.

He cups her face softly, placing a small kiss on her lips. They’re still her lips, still her face. It’s all still her.

“I am. And I’m never leaving.”


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The Mafia’s Son Part 2

Hello my little galaxy~ For all the starlings who have asked! You shall receive! This is going to be a series! That I hope to span maybe seven or eight parts (It really just depends on the length of updates and what ideas come to me and what doesn’t. Either way! Enjoy part 2!

           It wasn’t surprising honestly, who noticed first. Lance had seen it coming a mile away honestly. He did see everything honestly, and no one really knew Lance’s old scars better, even without quite seeing them. It helped that he also kept track of other people’s feelings like a hound, always trying to figure out how to help them and show them love.

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Dragon Glamour

So, I thought I would post the ritual that I did on Sunday for those who wanted to know!  Now I should start this off with a warning that you should know your limits, what things you can and can’t do in terms of magic and energy.  This may not be a gentle practice for some and from what I have discovered, some people seem to be sensitive to energy that dragon spirits give.  If you are one of these people you’ll want to perform a different type of glamour.  However, the foundation of what I do here should work for you but you will need to remove the dragon influences and substitute with whatever feels more comfortable for you.

I feel like I should also add that not all of this is pure glamour.  Glamour, in its essence works on the function of influencing how others see you.  But some of this came from asking my guides to grant me the things that I needed and used my face as a means to harness it with make up.  

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Today, the main contradiction in modern capitalism is between the possibility of free, abundant socially produced goods, and a system of monopolies, banks, and governments struggling to maintain control over power and information. Everything is pervaded by a fight between network and hierarchy.
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Paul Mason, Postcapitalism

Yes, the postnormal era also involves the collapse of capitalism, or at least the hypercapitalism that defines the late industrial. We are living through its descent into something worse, and then perhaps the start of something better.

Ben Schiller’s review of Postcapitalism is very solid, including this nugget [emphasis mine]:

Mason says we need to move towards a “postcapitalist” economy, where working for money loses its centrality, where goods, information, and intellectual property are shared, and where economic actors collaborate in new ways, whether it’s credit union-type financial institutions or co-operative-type retailers. Importantly, Mason also shows how current economic orthodoxy—based around “free markets,” globalization and an oversized role for the financial services industry—isn’t some historical end-state, perfecting everything that went before. Rather, it’s the result of a particular set of choices, starting in the 1980s, that advantage some people over others.

And those policies are subject to change, and today, probably radical change.

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“You’ve been staring at your phone for half an hour, Jones. Are you expecting it to turn into gold?”

Sully glanced up at his traveling companion and grimaced. “Trying to word a text that doesn’t make me sound like an asshole.”

“Well that’ll be tricky.” His friend yawned and stretched, the roll of her shoulders lifting her denim jacket away from the rope strings she was trying to pass off as a top. His eyes lingered on her skin there before dropping back to stare hopelessly at his phone.

“Is it that much of an issue what you say?” Scarlett kicked her boots against the hale bay she was sitting on and shrugged. “Surely a ‘hello’ would do.”

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It needs more work I know, because now I was just doing what came in my mind. But I have to organise a bit and base myself on the “topic” of the word… I think… Yeah.


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A little Riddler rant…

I don’t understand when part of the fandom likes to paint Ed as illiterate, disinterested in learning or reading, only likes to eat and nap and have fun.
While I wont deny that Ed can be a chatter box so painting him in the ‘relatively annoying’ light is not wrong, you have to remember that he’s a genius. His entire deal is literally about being smarter than everyone. As Joker once said, “Eddie likes to pride himself on being a learned man.”

Any skill only takes someone so far without actually learning and studying. As an artist people always call me ‘talented’, but the truth is whether I was born with talent or not, nothing I draw would be even half as decent if I didn’t practice and study light and colors and anatomy. He might be a genius, but he wasn’t born with the knowledge of mathematics.

I can understand if some people would like to argue that Riddler would be similar to Hemingway; in that he only wrote but refused to read books by other authors (which I still call BS on and nothing more than his own cry of arrogance), but Ed would still need to learn the basic formula and equation of things before he could start his own version of them, therefor he would have to read and study. Often.

As an obsessive compulsive and someone who focuses his OCD on his work and its hindering of his success by his inability to ever lie completely, he would have to dedicate even more time and effort into his work each time in a feeble attempt (and blatant stubbornness) to overcome his past failings. Therefor I don’t see him as neither the lazy type, nor the sort who search for an excuse to just have fun and be silly.

Ways to work with crystals

There are many different ways in order to use crystals in your practice, and by understanding these ways you will be able to empower your craft with the energies of the crystals that you have. This list is by no way a complete one but is a very basic overview of some ways that you can use crystals.

Allowing their energies to impact you:

Crystals will inherently project, and emit their personal energies out into the world. Depending upon what type of crystal it is will determine what energy that it is emitting. These energies will be able to impact you, and other constructs around the crystal, giving them the energies of that crystal. By learning, and using these energies to your advantage, you will allow yourself to work better with the crystals that you have, so that they can impact your life, and improve it with their energies. In order to do this all you need is a crystal that you want to connect with the energy of, then you just have to have it in your vicinity, so its energies will start to impact you. You could also try carrying the crystal with you so the energies could impact you all throughout the day. Another thing you could do is place the crystals upon your body in areas that you believe need to receive the energy that it emits, this would be such spots as important energy centers, or chakras. Putting crystals underneath your pillow at night, wearing certain crystals as jewelry, and placing crystals in specific rooms are also very good ways to spread around the energy of specific crystals that you want to enhance your life.

Crystal energy directing tools:

You are also able to use crystals as energy directing tools much like wands, or athames. Crystals that come to a point on one of the sides are good for this, because they give you a point in which the energy of the crystal is projected. They will not only allow you to direct energy with them, but will also empower you’re working through their energies. You will need some form of crystal wand, or a crystal that comes to a point, so that you can take it in your hand, and push energy through it in order to direct energy through the crystal for your magickal working.

Crystal grids:

Crystal grids are crystals placed in a grid formation to form a networkof crystals that are used in order to release a specific type of energy. These Crystal grids are incredibly powerful, and will allow you to use multiple crystals together in order to release more advanced forms of crystal energy. Allowing you to mix, and match and create unique personal energy grids that can be made for any situation. You can learn more about Crystal grids at this link:

http://wolfofantimonyoccultism.tumblr.com/post/148034151276/crystal-grids

Gem elixirs:

Gem elixirs are waters that have been infused with the energies of specific crystals in order to give it a form of energetic properties. These energetic properties of the water will impact whatever comes in contact with the water. Gem elixirs can be incredibly useful for getting specific energies into your system, and transporting specific forms of energy to other locations. You can learn more about gem elixirs at this link:

http://wolfofantimonyoccultism.tumblr.com/post/147992312726/gem-elixirs

Crystal Gazing:

Crystal gazing is the act of looking into a crystal in order to see images, colors, and visions, so that you can get insights into situations, or the future. This is usually done with crystal balls, but have also been done with other forms of crystals. This is a form of divination that can be incredibly useful, and simple if you have a form of Crystal that you can stare into.

Lithomancy:

Lithomancy is a form of Divination in which gently tossing stones to see where they land in a grid in order to gain insight into situations or the future. In order to do lithomancy you are going to need stones withmany different metaphysical associations so that when they fall into a certain space on the grid that you have created they will be able to tell you a bit about what that grid stands for. This is a great form of divination if you have a lot of stones.

Communicate with the spirit of the crystal:

Learning to communicate with the spirit that is inside every crystal will allow you to use that Crystal more effectively in your practice. Crystal Spirits are wise powerful companions that can help you on your journey of working with the crystal energy. Learning to communicate with them is very important for learning how to use the crystal in the most effective way possible. You can learn more about spirit of the crystal at this link:

http://wolfofantimonyoccultism.tumblr.com/post/148631632041/crystal-spirits-and-how-to-communicate-with-them

Crystal Meditation:

Crystal meditation is a form of meditation in which you meditate with certain crystals that you would like to connect with, and to be impacted by. By meditating with crystals you can connect to there energy, and allow those energies to impact your spiritual bodies. You will also be able to feel into the stone, and become more acquainted with its energies, and its teachings. This will also be a good startto begin communicating with the spirit of the crystal to begin forming a relationship with it. In order to do crystal meditation all you must do is sit with a crystal, and meditate while focusing on its energies, and the rest will come to you.

im chillin w my family and i was thinking “wow i rly like my uncle he seems rly chill cool dude” and the topic changes to homosexuality and guess who starts saying that “the gays” shouldnt have kids since its dysfunctonial and that it couldnt possibly work out bc you need a female to have kids??
omg the world totally lacks kids that need good homes

anonymous asked:

Hey can you tell me little bit about your teami experience? I'm really interested in starting if but I'm not quite sure if it's really helping or not..

That’s funny as I’m typing this I’m sipping on some teami tea. 

As you guys know I’ve lost a shit ton of weight in the last few months (almost half a year now woah)

and I did most of it through diet and working out. But after losing nearly 150 pounds I started to plateau, hard. All of the sudden all the hard work I was putting in wasn’t enough, my body needed to run at max power to burn off the stubborn fat left over, that’s where the tea’s came in really handy.

My experience with teami has been overwhelmingly positive. And that’s coming from someone who started taking them well into their weight loss program. My only regret is not doing it sooner, I cannot imagine the effects these teas must have on people who are just starting out, it must be one hell of a boost. I definitely recommend it.

For those of you who don’t know what teami is they are a company that offer different tea blends with different effects for your body, their most popular set, a weight loss boosting detox program, teami skinny and teami colon, are the ones I’m currently using.

If you guys would like to check them out and try out the teas for yourself here’s their website: teamiblends.com AND if you end up buying any of their kits or teas make sure you use the discount code “BENJI” for 10% off your entire purchase <3 

Let me know if this was helpful, and if you try out the teas share your results with me! Good luck ~