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Ways to Love Yourself

1. Know yourself
You cannot love someone you don’t even know.

2. Accept that you have strengths and weaknesses. You have skills and problems.
Do a SWOT Analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) of yourself if you want but remember, opportunities and threats are external. You don’t have control over them. But you can use your strengths and improve on your weaknesses, both of which are internal, to handle the external.

3. Disliking certain things about yourself is normal. That gives room for improvement. Improve. Don’t be lazy and choose the path of self loathing.

4. Forgive yourself
Understand that making mistakes is the way to grow. If you hadn’t fallen on your bum a couple hundred times you would have never learned to walk. If as a baby after one fall, after one mistake of breaking something, you would have decided to just sit in the corner and never try again, you would still be sitting there with the broken pieces. Don’t do that. Learn from your toddler self. Get up. And the only way you can do that is by forgiving yourself.

5. Accept that as of now you do not love yourself.
Lying to yourself won’t eventually lead you to believe it as the truth. Lying to someone you love is not a way to love them.

6. Disregard what others say about you. So much of the good and bad they tell you really has more to do with themselves; their mindset and mood, their motives and interest. Don’t let people fill in blanks for you. That won’t lead to a happy ending, it won’t lead to a story you can call your own.

7. Be patient with yourself, be kind. Being hard on yourself is a really stupid thing to do. It isn’t productive, it isn’t one bit effective and it is completely unnecessary.

8. Discard the idea that you are breakable. Reject the concept that someone can leave you broken. They can hurt you, yes and they can cause you an immense amount of pain but they cannot break you. You aren’t made of glass. Give your cells a little more credit. Give your heart a little more of it too.

9. When you realize that the grass is greener on the other side, don’t draw up plans to ruin that grass or come up with a way where you can camp on it and abandon your own grass. Instead, take a trip to the shop to buy some fertilizer and tend to your own grass. Upskill yourself constantly.

10. Learn new things. Invest time and energy in things that interest you.You didn’t learn to play piano in school but always wished to? Who said there is an age limit. In most cases the saying, ‘it is never too late’ stands absolutely true.

11. Look yourself in the mirror. You can admire or just observe. Look into your eyes. Look at your reflection. Just look. Have a see in what’s inside. Don’t look away. Have the courage to see the truth.

12. Spend time with yourself. Buy yourself flowers if flowers are what you love. Don’t wait to meet the right person to do the things you always wanted to. Go star gazing, skinny dipping. Solo travel. Do whatever you want to and can. Write your future/past self a letter. Cook yourself a meal. Buy yourself some ice cream. Click goofy selfies.

13. Learn to accept compliments. Be graceful. All you have to do is say ‘thank you’. And please don’t feel the immediate need of returning the compliment. You don’t always have to give when you get. Especially when you don’t really have anything to give. A ‘thank you’ and a smile are more than enough.

14. Learn to be okay in silence. The voices in your head? They terrorize you, I know. But trust me, they go away. They go away if you face them. There are no demons in your head. These are just echoes of your fears and insecurities. Listen to them. Breathe deep. Know that they are weak. Face them head on. And then ask them to leave.

15. Accept your body. However it is or it isn’t. It has accepted you in every possible way. Accept it and see how it accepts you even more. Accepting doesn’t mean not changing something that you can in a healthy way. It only means that your love is unconditional. Your love is whole. And that is the only way to love yourself. Wholly.

—  creatingnikki 

“AKUMAJOU DENSETSU for MONDO”

I got the pleasure of working on the Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse Soundtrack vinyl art. If you’ve played the game you know Dracula is the final boss and his second form is a giant brain with a bunch of heads attached to it. Only instead of demon heads I’ve placed all four of the main characters in the brains tendrils.

Sypha is the girl with the hood, Alucard with the slicked back hair and fangs, Grant with the bandana and eye patch, and Trevor with the long hair and headband. 

Coming some time in March so more updates to come. I also did the back cover and interior so check back for more updates~

Thanks to AD Mo Shafeek and Rob Jones!

Gotham 4x04

Ok, I just don’t get it. I don’t get your comments about Oswald’s reaction. You all are saying that he’s been cruel to Ed, that he made fun of his brain disease. Ok, true… BUT WHAT ELSE DID YOU EXPECT FROM HIM? WHAT? To see him smiling at him and hug him with all the love and comprehension? Yes, Oswald is still desperately in love with Ed, we can see it from his eyes. ‘Cause he has frozen his emotions, but he’s human and can’t be completely frozen: his love for Ed is too much.

But Ed made him suffer a lot. A LOT. (yes I know, and Oswald too before) ((WE ALREADY KNOW THAT)). Ed has destroyed him. Ed has made fun of his love. It’s the same. Oswald is in love, but he’s not stupid.

At the same time, I feel more than sorry for Edward. It makes me cry seeing him so vulnerable. He’s so broken 'cause he doesn’t know who he is anymore and Oswald thinks he isn’t up to him anymore.

So yes, Ed is a poor sad puppy… but I wouldn’t have imagined Oswald’s reaction different from the one we saw yesterday.

Another thing! Yesterday, on twitter, I read “WHY CAN’T THEY JUST SIT AND TALK?”. HOLY GUACAMOLE! THESE COMMENTS MAKE ME ANGRY AF. Edward Nygma and Oswald Cobblepot are two fucking psycho murderers. PSYCHO. MURDERERS. How in the hell they could just sit and talk? How in the hell their relationship could be normal, romantic and simple? HOW. IN. THE. HELL. Sometimes you seem to forget that they are NOT. DISNEY. CHARACTERS. Get over it.

Ok, I’m done.

In Indian Mythology, a powerful and evil demon was given a boon. And his askance, as he considered women feeble, weak creatures was that only a female could kill him. He believed this would guarantee his immortality. Imagine his surprise then, when the Goddess Kali appeared, a necklace of demon heads like his around her neck, her power far overshadowing his, and he no match for her incredible strength, defeating him in record time. What I am trying to tell you is, they have always underestimated us, no matter what form we take. What I am also saying is, we should channel our inner Goddesses and make them rue the day they made that mistake.
—  Nikita Gill, Ma Kali

The fact that this band exists is so meaningful in itself. 

There is a boy on the drums with anxiety. He uses every drumbeat to drive away the demons in his head. He plays with ferocity yet to be rivaled by any other drummer. He’s got morning colored hair, and river shaped eyes. He is strong, and he plays the drums, and he cares for us.

There is a boy on the right side of the stage. This boy has depression. He’s got wide-open eyes, and blue thoughts that bleed into the air. He fights the monsters with this microphone that amplifies the lyrics large enough to intimidate the creatures. Like shadows on a wall, it makes them afraid. He wants us to be happy, he wants us to be alive.

There is this band. It is not confused, but it is confusing. Not everyone understands it, but that is okay. There is emotion in this band that is not afraid to hide. There is dreams that we are not afraid to dream. There is times in which this band plays, and there is red confetti in the air that reminds us to not find the red confetti in our arms. And when the red rains down, it brings us to the blueness of it all.

There is the clique. The clique is broken people, the band’s people, family. The clique is blue. This group of people hold up their hands, and scream the lyrics to the sky. They sing with reckless abandon, and instead of the world watching and judging, the world is watching and being blown away. When we sing together, we make a sound so loud the entire media stops and stares.

This band exists. That is incredible.

So we all know today is world mental health day and I love that I’ve seen so many people posting about it and I don’t want to run on about how low I’ve been lately, instead I want to share something I found!

This book is called ‘Basic Witches’ and It’s got a section on banishment and how to avoid things that bring you down.

The different types of personal demons, we’ve all got demons inside our heads telling us we’re this telling us we’re that, some of us more than others but that’s ok.

Today I did a personal exorcism spell,

“when a personal demon is living in your brain, you need an exorcism. This spell will help you weaken and eventually evict your unwelcome mental guest.”

I’ve been dealing with a lot of personal demons lately and I’m not saying this spell is going to cure mental illnesses but it’s just a lovely calming thing for you to try if you’re feeling down about yourself.

What you’ll need:

• A piece of paper
• A black pen
• A red pen
• Matches
• A small, fireproof bowl
• Your favourite perfume

Take a piece of paper and write down using the black pen all the negative things your demon tells you about yourself, now take the red pen and draw your demon over your words.

Fold the paper and light it with a match, watch it burn and say:

“You hold no power
You are not welcome
I am not what you say I am.”

Mix the ashes with a few drops of your favourite perfume and use it to draw one X on your forehead and one on your chest and recite the incantation again, shower and wash away the demons/curses.

If you are struggling with your mental health, please speak to someone, get help! You don’t need to be alone, you have people that care and want to be there for you.

Brightest blessings pumpkins 💫🍁

Hello neighbour from hell, may I help renovate your house?

Strap your seatbelts, this will be Odyssey long one. First thing first, let me take some time to introduce you to Cruella de Vil of this story, who I hated for many years with a fury of a thousand raging diarrheas. You know that joke if you had a gun with two bullets and you were in a room with Hitler, Bin Laden, and x-person, you would shoot x-person twice? Well, not only would I shoot her, I would proceed to beat her with gunstock, perform exorcism on her lifeless body (just in case) and then burry the remains. She is stereotypical neighbour from hell. And hell is in this case the Mediterranean.

I live in a medium sized Mediterranean town with ancient heritage; all the houses are old and jammed close to each other. My neighbourhood is also made of these stone houses which share walls, so for instance when my neighbour to the right plays guitar in his bedroom, I hear it in my living room (I don’t mind him though, he is always really quiet, respects the hours and plays Rolling Stones and Metallica really well) and when I fart in my toilet, Cruella on the left side hears it clearly. Suits her well.

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{PART 22} I Won’t Stop You (M) // Jeon Jungkook, Vampire!AU

Originally posted by jengkook

Pairing: Jungkook x Reader

Genre: Vampire!AU, Fantasy, Angst, Smut

Summary; You hear the great history of Vampires as you have never heard it before. But as the door into Jungkook’s world is opened wide for you - many more open in turn. Jungkook finds himself overwhelmed with anger - and that anger turns into something you least expected.

“His love and protection were both her weapon and shield. She didn’t belong or willingly surrender to anyone; anyone that was, except him.”

I update this series every Tuesday evening, 9pm-10pm (UK Time) 

{Part 1} // {Part 21} {Part 22} {Part 23}

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