the-need-supply

funsizedkola  asked:

Do you find yourself in need of supplies where you're at? Like food, batteries, etc? Or is that somehow supplied to you?

* it’s not so much supplied to me as i seek it out. i can technically eat Void food, but i have to have the real stuff too since i’m pretty much only half-Void. so Paps’ll send me things via interdimensional box - now that we’ve at least got that figured out - but outside of that i do have to eat real stuff too.

* problem is, people can’t really… process me. your eyes slide over me even if you manage to focus enough to see me, and you’ll forget me immediately. if we somehow interact - let’s say i bump into someone - you’ll get real confused - it’ll feel like you tripped over nothin, only for a second you know you bumped into someone - but you’ll forget me almost immediately then too. the bigger the interaction, the bigger the headache and the missing chunk of time and memory.

* …. so it’s not like i can really go up and order food somewhere, or go to the market. ‘n since people can’t see me properly, it gets even more confusing if they see me grab something - let’s say some syrup from the store - because part of ‘em is tryin to recognize my existence, and part of ‘em is trying to convince them that they’re seeing a bottle of syrup floating in midair.

* it was a big problem for a while. since the object would stay in reality, but i wouldn’t be there enough to keep people from, uh… losin their minds a bit. after a lotta research and a shitton of trial and error, it was Dings who finally helped me solve the issue and made me somethin to handle it - got it about six months ago now… lemme grab it outta interdimensional storage….

* here we are. he calls it the Rift Scythe, i call it a really useful bad joke.

* heh, nah, really - it allows me to create a partial rift into reality. slash it, hook onto the item with it, and pull it in - then bam, real item in the Void, which leaves it defaulting to being half Void with yours truly, and no longer can be rightfully ‘noticed’ by people.

* let’s me have food, snag supplies, that sorta thing. i uh, can’t pay for things properly, so i either take from surplus or things about to be tossed so employees don’t get in trouble, or i do some sorta somethin to make it up.

* it also let’s me snag tech items and books and things to send to the fam and Alphys and some of the others - before that, i was havin to research and memorize every piece of information and send notes to them all manually since i can’t put items straight from reality into interdimensional storage. we’ve got a shared box, so i can pop it in there where they can grab it - ‘s also the only way i can talk to ‘em. we trade letters through the storage space.

* … Dings insists the scythe was practical for the rift-tearing portion of the show, but the way his writing wavered on that bit told me he was laughin hard. they’re gettin a kick outta me gettin called the Grim Reaper everytime a human on the cusp sees me.

request for @itsnotashrimp16 !! 。゚+.(・∀・)゚+.゚ 

Thank u so much for your patience!! 


Requests are currently softly closed? If anyone is willing to donate I’ll still draw u something! However my health has taken quite a nosedive this week as well as I’m running out of ink in some very important colors (mostly greys, lol) so I need to get more supplies! So if u do wanna make a request, it’ll just take a bit of time before I can get started! 

Hey everyone. We’ve received so much help but we still need medical supplies and tools to dig people out of the rubble.

Yes, some people are still waiting to be rescued. They need your help. We need your help. Thank you so much!

Made a reference for the Mortys’ beds. 

All the drawings were made by Super Rick Fan Morty. The creepiest fanart has been banned to the box under the bed. 

The dog bed that Egg Morty lies in was meant for Snuffles, but he prefers to sleep in his owners bed instead. 

The bag on Rabbit Morty’s bed contains hay, because rabbits need a permanent supply of it to keep their digestion going. 

You wanna be an ally? You wanna “punch Nazis?” Keep reading.
Look, people. This is fucking serious. Please read.

We aren’t glitter bombing Nazis. We aren’t throwing flour on them. We definitely aren’t going to peacefully shut them down. They want to kill us, they said so in Charlottesville. They made it very clear where they stand and how they plan on taking action. Their violence needs to be met with great force.

If you are not down to physically fight these fuckers, please stay off the front lines. You’ll get hurt and your pacifism will be a liability, resulting in others being hurt. Run support. We need more support.

-Go to a street medic training
-Run jail support
-If you’re good at using the internet (as in better than average), learn how to securely (and correctly) doxx these people.
-If you’re a creative type, write a zine about anti-fascism
-If you’re EMT trained, HOST a street medic training
-Become a legal observer through the
National Lawyers Guild
-Set up letter writing events to send to political prisoners
-There’s a lot of parents who want to fight but can’t because of their kids, watch their kids for them
-If you can cook, organize food drives/pot lucks for the larger demonstrations.
-Help people in more counseling/therapy ways.
-Help get needed supplies, such as food, water, and medical supplies.
-When organizing, inclusivity is not optional, and is mandatory to win.
-Listen to the concerns of those most effected.

Add any extra support jobs you think of.

HURRICANE SUPPLIES

*updated 2 times

I’ve tried to type this out four times now and it was a lot nicer the first few times but this shit site keeps crashing

If you live in Irma’s Cone of Uncertainty you need to be gathering supplies RIGHT now. Stores in Brevard started RUNNING OUT two days ago.

As of today (9/5) Irma is a Category 5 and thusly a SERIOUS THREAT. I could not STESS ENOUGH how fucking dangerous Irma now is. I’m a native Floridian and in my 24 years have never been more worried about a hurricane than I am now

SINCE this God Forsaken Hell State hasn’t seen a hurricane since 2005 a ton of people are WOEFULLY unprepared for this bitch

So you’re gonna want some

Basic Hurricane Supplies

  • Bottled Water- a week’s supply minimum
  • Canned goods- non perishables and things that DONT require cooking. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A MANUAL CAN OPENER
  • Batteries (AAA, AA, C, D)
  • Flash lights
  • Candles- short, stout ones that won’t fall over
  • A weather radio- grab one off Amazon Prime you’ve got time. MAKE SURE IT TAKES BATTERIES. Dual ones are the best
  • A full tank of gas- fill up a day or two before the storm. Deal with waiting in line
  • Toiletries- paper, tampons, pads
  • MEDICATIONS. If you risk running out of- especially important- meds within the next two weeks GET YOUR REFILL NOW
  • Portable Cell Phone Charger

Home Preperations

  • Gather your important documents and keep them in a place that’s easy to get to in case you need to seek shelter elsewhere. A folder in a well sealed bag is your best friend
  • If you live in a house and don’t have metal shutters go get plywood and get ready to cover your windows. TAPE X’S WILL DO NOTHING
  • Trees on your property? Trim the branches if you have the chance
  • Honestly I don’t know what apartments do in these situations. When Matthew skimmed us last year not having the windows covered scared the shit out of me

Pets

  • Make sure you have plenty of food for them
  • Make sure your week’s worth of water will cover them, too
  • It should go without saying but holy shit. Make sure to bring them inside. And don’t let them outside? Ever. You might just have to deal with them shitting on your floor. Even on leashes during the eye it can be INCREDIBLY dangerous
  • They’re also going to be scared shitless so make sure to comfort them

I’ll update this periodically but these are all the bare bone things you’ll need that I can think of? If you have any other questions please feel free to ask!

Oh and unplug your electronics during the storm

Something we’re going to start seeing in the coming days is Price Gouging. For the most part larger store (WalMart, Target, BJ’s, etc) won’t be doing it (or at least not as severely) but as those stores start to run out of supplies, smaller stores will start upping their prices

Fucking EVERYWHERE is going to start carrying water. The prices of this water is going to start steadily rising. PLEASE get water AS SOON AS POSSIBLE or you will end up paying obscene prices for it

Questions about hurricanes? HMU

Tips for baby witches

When you are just starting to learn and get into witchcraft it can be hard so here are a few tips :)

• never do anything you don’t want to do or you are uncomfortable with it is your craft and no one else’s

• don’t feel like you need to practice hard core spells and magick

• do research and never try any spells or magick you haven’t looked into properly before preforming

• use what you have! You don’t need every single witchcraft supply ever, alter things to suit your needs

• don’t feel like you need to know everything, witchcraft is something that takes time to develop

• if you feel you are ready to do something or take on an intense spell do it, even though others may not agree you are ready, if you feel it then who’s to stop you

• don’t be afraid to ask questions! The witch community is very open minded and friendly we are always here to answer questions and welcome new members

* Happy enchanting 🖤🌙✨

10 day back to school challenge

hey guys!! last year around this time I made a back to school photo challenge, so this year I thought I’d create a back to school action challenge to help you prepare for the school year! If you’re following along, you can post pictures or updates to the tag #universi-tea challenge

  1. Make a list of school supplies you’ll need for the year
    Try not to buy more than you need!
  2. Write down goals for the semester
    Keep them somewhere you’ll see them often, and be specific!
  3. Organize and clean your room
    So you’ll have a fresh start!
  4. Start preparing for your favorite class!
    Or your hardest.
  5. Buy your supplies for the year!
    Don’t forget your list!
  6. Create a morning routine
    To make waking up early a little less rough.
  7. Make a list of yummy breakfast, lunch, and snack recipes
    You can’t study on an empty stomach.
  8. Create a color coding system for your classes
    Try to match it with your supplies to stay organized!
  9. Clean out your backpack
    If it’s anything like mine, it needs it. 
  10. Enjoy your last little bit of break!
    Hang out with your friends, go to the pool, and sleep late one last time.

Feel free to do them at your own pace and in whatever order works best for you. Keep an eye out for more posts in my back to school series, and enjoy the rest of your summer!

19 Jul 2017 || 

This is not going to be a list of brands or recommendations, but a guide on how to decide what to buy, and things to keep in mind when shopping for stationery. I’m a huge stationery enthusiast and also quite good at organisation, so I hope this will be useful for some of you! 

1. Planning

While it’s nice to just browse the stores from time to time, I recommend to think about what you want to buy before you go shopping to prepare for a new semester or school year. You’ll be less likely to waste money on things you don’t need, and you’ll also be less likely to forget important equipment. Keep the following things in mind: 

  • How do you want to organise your notes etc? Do you need folders, notebooks, loose paper? Do you prefer lines, grid, dotted, or blank paper? Which size do you prefer for notebooks?
  • Do you need special supplies, like a set square, specific pens or pencils for art class, a calculator? 
  • Don’t forget the small stuff - paperclips, eraser, sharpener, pen refills, glue, scissors, compasses… 
  • Do you need a new calendar or filofax inserts? Do you want to start a new method of organisation, like a bullet journal? 
  • Do you need flashcards, post-it notes, page flags? 
  • Do you have to replace something that is broken or can’t be used anymore after your last semester/year? 

If necessary, write a list! (You’ll find an example below.)

2. Brands & Aesthetic 

I can’t write a post about stationery and not address this. You shouldn’t spend loads of money on brands or supplies you don’t actually want or need just to fulfil an aesthetic! But we need to distinguish between the “studyblr aesthetic” and people’s personal aesthetic, which is a different thing. Some like their supplies to be very minimalistic, some like it colourful or flowery, some like it if all their supplies come from the same company and who couldn’t imagine switching their fineliner brand ever in their life. In my opinion that’s a good thing - if you like working with and around your supplies, it can make studying more enjoyable! My supplies are all quite plain, but practical - I’ve learnt how thick my paper needs to be and which pens have the best flow for my handwriting. With time, you’ll get there too! I’d recommend to look at the different options in some stores and decide on what you like best. Find a balance between practicability, quality, and aesthetic - that’s easier said than done, but you know best what works for you! 

3. Money

  • Good stationery doesn’t have to be expensive, and high-end pens or whatever don’t help you get better grades!
  • Get refills for your pens instead of whole new pens. 
  • Don’t buy a notebook if you can’t name exactly what you’re going to use it for! Notebook hoarding is a real problem (trust me), and much more expensive than pencil hoarding (if that’s a thing). 
  • Only invest bigger amounts of money in things that will last you a long time and that you will be using almost every day, for example a filofax agenda, a scientific calculator, or a slightly more expensive fountain pen. 
  • Bullet journal does not equal Leuchtturm1917 or Moleskine, even if it seems that way. You can make a bullet journal out of any journal you have!
  • While I think it’s important to support small businesses (if you have any independent stationery stores in your neighbourhood and you can afford it, buy stuff from them!) - if you can’t afford to spend more than absolutely necessary on stationery, then that’s the way it is. Compare prices online and in different stores, and make use of special deals (stores often have those when school starts!). 

4. Essentials & Additions

To conclude this masterpost, here’s a list of things that I’d consider essentials for a semester. Of course this may differ from person to person, and you might not need some of these things (or maybe you need additional things that are not listed here)! 

  • Writing: two pencils (mechanical or classic ones?), medium strength, + refills if you have mechanical ones/sharpener if you have normal ones; eraser, ballpoint pen and/or fountain pen (depending on what you prefer, plus ink refills for fountain pens), fineliners/gel pens and/or crayons in 3 to 5 colours, highlighters in three colours, two permanent markers (black is the safest option)
  • Paper: Notebooks (size? spiral or not? number of pages? colours for each class or one big notebook for all classes), flashcards, post-it notes in two colours, page flags
  • Equipment: calculator (how many functions?), set square, scissors, maybe glue if you’re bullet journalling, paper clips, stapler, puncher, correction fluid, sellotape, pins 
  • Organisation: folders and/or binders (colours?), dividers, labels for the folders if not provided, journal or calendar (inserts for filofax or a whole new calendar?), plastic sleeves (I’d say 10 to 20)

Possible additions that might not be necessary for you: 

  • Printer paper, printer ink, laminating sheets
  • Washi Tape, stickers, other inserts for your bullet journal/calendar
  • Laptop sleeve, additional charger, USB stick, HDMI adapter
  • Textbook sleeves, bookmarks
  • compasses, rubber bands
  • pencils in various strengths, highlighters/crayons/gel pens in various colours
  • additional inserts for your filofax (addresses, year overview, coloured paper)
  • magnets, posters, whiteboard markers
  • coloured paper/flashcards
  • non-permanent markers (e.g. for overhead projections)
  • … (can be added to!)

I hope this was helpful! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. 

Quick background: One of our players (Jason) had just changed characters from a massive and strong sailor minotaur (named Tosdar) to a gnome rogue. Our DM helped facilitate the change by allowing Tosdar to purchase a ship and leave the party. After a mission with the new set up, our group gets back into town and decides to pursue a new goal in which we need a ship.
Others in this discussion include a player with a gnome druid named Rella (Mike) and a player with tiefling bard (with very high persuasion and intimidation) named Eleeo.

Rella: Hey! Let’s see if Tosdar is still at the docks and get him to give us a lift!

(Insert rolls here to determine if he was still at the dock and if he even wanted to go.)

Tosdar OOC: He is still at the docks but he isn’t ready to leave. He still needs a crew and supplies and that’ll take like five days before he’s ready.

Eleeo: (rolls a 31 to persuade him) Are you suuuuure it’s going to take that long?

Tosdar: …..ok, maybe two days….

Eleeo OOC: (rolls 33 for potential intimidate) What if I try to intimidate you and use thamaturgy to make my eyes glow red and make my voice boom?

Tosdar OOC: Then he would jump on his boat and sail away NOW just to try to get away from you.

Rella OOC: OH OH! You know when people jump on like the tip of the boat and kick it up in the air and turn it around?! That’s what Tosdar would do with the massive ship and just sail out.

Tosdar OOC: This isn’t Moana, Mike.

Eleeo OOC: No, Jason… (whispers) This is Mooooooo-ana.

anonymous asked:

I can't help but hate levi///han now that levi is a dick to hange and doesn't deserve her I read this theory that questiong thing from this month means they are not even friends anymore bcoz levi doesn't feel comfortable enough to call hange by the nickame he had for her anymore and that's sad and also makes me angry because hange is always so nice to him and levi is a douche

Eh, that’s not how I see it.

IMO him dropping that nickname means 1) he legitimately respects her new position and wants to place an emphasis on that by example (humanity’s strongest soldier respecting the new commander is a big deal), and 2) he’s actively trying not to be a dick by throwing out a nickname that is NO LONGER APPROPRIATE – not just due to her rank, but, you know, the fact that she’s lost/damaged/ruined one of her eyes, now. 

The situation that ruined her eye was extremely traumatic: it got her work assistant killed–not to mention all of her colleagues: people’s she’s known for years of her career. This includes Erwin, whose shoes she has to fill right away. I doubt she wants the reminder of that terrible day spat out of Levi’s mouth like it’s some kind of a funny joke when there’s very little chance of her being able to see it that way anymore. I know everyone thinks Hange would take it with a grain of salt and all that (cracking jokes galore), but she has feelings and again: the situation was very traumatic. You don’t see Levi cracking jokes about his traumatic experiences, do you?

Fandom conveniently forgets that Hange is a person who experiences human emotion because they’re desperate to keep the ship dynamic for levihan the same forever.

And look, until we got this information, I think interpreting Hange as the sort of person who wanted normalcy there to distract from the depressing and painful reality was believable and realistic.

But with this information it seems that’s not actually the case.

And that’s okay! There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s okay for your headcanons to be proven wrong on occasion.

And listen to me, here: people change. They grow, and it’s not always apart. Sometimes they grow together, especially after they’ve been through something rough. The fight in Shiganshina was a rough experience. 

Hange has been through a surprising lot, though she’s barely focused on during those chapters. Almost the entire military branch she works in was wiped out. She lost countless acquaintances and friends. Now she has to lead what’s left of it…and without an eye. I wish fandom would stop laughing it off like it’s a cute “fun” injury because it looks “cool.” It was probably highly traumatic and painful for her, not just in the moment, either. The fact that it took so long for her to get treatment might have even been the real reason she lost it. The eye loss is associated with all kinds of trauma, both physical and mental. She’s a soldier, she’s accepted that something like this could happen, but that doesn’t make it easier to deal with; it doesn’t make any of her losses less painful.

So let’s talk about the responsibility that’s instantly clamped down on her shoulders after this, because Hange doesn’t even get a second to herself to just, you know, mourn or be sad. She’s the commander now. And while the SC might have sealed the wall(s), it was at a great price (and still under Erwin’s command almost entirely). Hange is going to have to fight for respect from pretty much everyone. Mission accomplished and all, but now that the walls are sealed, humanity is safe again lmao fuck the Survey Corps do we even need that branch anymore? Hange is going to have to present a case to save humanity and exterminate the titans and she’s going to need all the respect she can get to do that. She’s going to need more soldiers because <10 isn’t going to be enough. She’s going to need money and supplies and gear. I hate saying this, but it might not be something she’s capable of presenting on her own merit because she’s largely unknown by the people. (Her newspaper shenanigans help her case but only in that specific area.) However, humanity’s strongest soldier has pretty much all the respect from everyone in this world. If he has her back and is standing proudly at her side, it probably helps her case immensely. (He believes her, he believes in her, this isn’t some kind of a sick joke.)

I want to remind everyone, too, that when the newspapers start telling “the truth” of humanity’s situation, it’s like a 50/50 split? Lots of people think it’s bullshit. That doesn’t help Hange. Like I said: she needs all the respect and the backup she can get. Literally every ounce.


IMO, Levi dropping the nickname “shitty-glasses” was the best thing that could have happened to the ship. I know people think it means they’re not “equals” anymore, but everyone’s focusing on the wrong thing, here.

Up to this point in the manga we’ve seen Levi treat Hange more or less equally, but even in his attempts to comfort her he’s rough. He calls her by a rude nickname that we’re never sure is supposed to be endearing or not. For all we know, he means it in the way a coworker might call the fat guy in the group “porkchop” or other kids might be mean to a classmate by calling them “four-eyes.” Speculation and headcanons aside, canon hasn’t ever really given us a clear idea of what that nickname meant to Levi, let alone to Hange. She lets him call her it, but that doesn’t tell us much. For all we ever knew, she was used to being treated poorly by her peers.

However, with this new information, it sounds much more like the nickname “shitty-glasses” was, coming from Levi, an awkwardly endearing nickname–one he meant no harm with.

And we see that because he drops it. He goes out of his way to consciously stop a habit of his that would seem disrespectful to other people regardless of what it originally meant between them. Levi respects Hange and this is how he shows it. That’s a big deal.

I’d also like to point out, again, that it’s very likely he does this out of more than just respect for his commanding officer. Levi is hardly one to follow conventions, after all.

Hange is his friend. He cares about her safety and we’ve seen this (beneath the chapel). We’ve also seen him clumsily care about the place she’s in mentally (post-Nick’s death). I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that he cares about her feelings, too. And if this nickname drudges up emotional backlash and trauma for her, then by dropping it he’s showing that he cares about her and respects her as his friend.

30 days back to school challenge

day three: what’s in your bag?

i got a new yellow kanken for this school year and i’ve already put some pins on it and it looks so cute!!!!!! i’m so excited to use it for the upcoming school year hahah at first glance it looks so small but it actually fits a lot:0000 so here’s what’s in my bag!

  • a folder: i use this folder for reply slips, notices, my temperature record sheet (which my homeroom teacher checks every morning to make sure we’re not sick) i find it easier to store things i need in the homeroom period in one place so i know where things are when i need them!
  • pencil case: i use a muji pencil box because i wanted to have a pencil case that is easy to carry and could hold a decent amount of pens. this pencil case holds three pens, one mechanical pencil, one eraser, one correction tape, one ruler, a clip, and a stapler. i was actually surprised when i found out that this case could hold so much with its small ass size (side note: the cover for the pencil case is actually the perfect size for my schedule so i sticked the schedule for my classes on there for my easy access!!!)
  • pencil bag: i know i already have a pencil case but hear me out!!! i found having a colour for each subject/class is really convenient and it makes things so much easier when you need to organise things such as planning a study schedule. so, i chose to buy another pencil bag for all my mildliners and some sticky tape (and correction fluid) now that’s a heavy pencil bag but you never know when you need those special supplies:>
  • planner: now we all know we absolutely need a planner to know what we’re doing a hundred percent of the time. a planner is essential for me cus i have no memory so if you tell me about an event that’s weeks away there’s no way i’ll be able to remember that. that’s why i dump all of my schedules into this nice little book and i don’t have to freak out about whether i have a test today.
  • memos: memos are so convenient and useful if you constantly forget things like i do and you need to remind yourself to for example, talk to a teacher during recess or hand in an assignment before lunch, they are also great to doodle on
  • macbook: i use google docs for most of my typed assignments and some of my notes so a notebook is definitely needed for me to work efficiently (unfortunately only some of my teachers allow us using devices during class:( )
  • charger: i bring a charger for both my phone and laptop just in case i forgot to charge the night before to save a life
  • earphones: to me, earphones are an essential whenever i go out because although we’re not allowed to listen to music in class in our school but it’s also nice to wake myself up by listening to music on the way to school and relax a bit with music after school
  • pouch: this pouch carries one lip tint, some lip balm, some moisturising cream, a mirror, and a comb. taking care of my looks wakes me up and keeps me in a good mood:D (plus, i once had lips so dry they started bleeding non-stop, that left me traumatised so i’m never going anywhere without my lip balm again)
  • some candy: i once almost fainted because i had low blood sugar so i say it’s for my health but who are we kidding i just like candy
  • hair tie: i hate sweating,,, i hate hair with sweat even more,,,,,, hair ties saves my ass
  • water bottle: i used to not understand the importance of water but boiii now i know how much i need water,,, i do choir so i usually just drink water when i’m singing and absolutely needed to drink (like after i run in pe) but now that i realised water keeps me awake and peeing a lot i remind myself to at least drink two big bottles of water before school ends:>

woww this was a long post,, i really enjoyed the process of typing this though because i’m reminding myself of what i need to bring for school and make sure i didn’t miss anything. i hope y’all enjoyed this useless information!!!

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Candle Wax Scrying How-To

Candle wax readings are similar to tea leave readings, but instead of reading symbols and messages formed by wet tea leaves inside your teacup, candle drippings formed in water are interpreted.

The following materials will be needed:

  • Scrying bowl
    • Any type of container can be used as a scrying bowl. However, it is best to use a bowl made out of natural materials or one that has a reflective surface.
    • Avoid using plastics and aluminum containers
    • Ceramic or glass bowls are excellent choices
  • Water
    • Any form of water can be used during scrying. However, I have found that natural water from a stream or rain works best.
  • Pen and paper
  • Candle with matches
    • For the main candle used for scrying, you have the choice of using a white candle or a colored candle that represents the question that you want to ask.

Note: You do not necessarily need to have a definite question to be able to scry.

Small tea light candles can be placed around the room to create a peaceful atmosphere.

Pre-Scrying Session:

  • Gather the supplies needed for your candle wax reading session.
  • Prepare a room to your liking (lock the doors, close the blinds, etc). Dim the lights, light some incense, and allow the light of small candles to dance around the room.
  • Concentrate on your breathing, taking deep breathes and feeling calmness consume you.
  • As you fall into a deeper state of meditation, feel your energy flow through you.
  • When ready, push the energy outward and imagine its white color engulf your surroundings.
    • At this time, you should be feeling either a tingly sensation inside of you or be so relaxed that you experience yourself entering a deeper dimension.
  • Once you feel comfortable, open your eyes.  

During Session:

  • Write your question down (if you have one) on a piece of paper and place it next to the scrying water bowl.
  • When ready, light the candle that will be used to scry and allow the wax to drip upon the water inside the bowl.
    • Do not move the bowl or touch the water.
    • Let the wax and water blend naturally.
  • Keep a state of calmness and relaxation throughout the process, maintaining your question in mind.
    • The time that you spent during this phase of the ritual is up to you. Some people believe they get the answer to their question in a couple of minutes, while others wait till the entire candle is finished.

Post-Scrying Session:

  • Once exhaustion starts setting in, the energy around you will begin to dissipate and slowly become smaller.
  • Allow the energy to naturally fade out and come back inside you.
  • Take the piece of paper where you wrote your question and allow it to be burnt by the fire of the candle that was used during scrying or dip it into the water.
  • Put out the fire of the candle, turn on the lights, and begin to interpret your wax findings. There are no right or wrong ways to interpret candle wax. It is your own personal experience!
    • Numbers can indicate days, weeks, months, or years.
    • Letters can represent clues to a person’s name or place.
    • A circle could represent the beginning or end of a cycle.
    • A cluster of dots may represent a group of people.
    • If there is one formation sitting at a distance from the other drippings, it could represent isolation. 
Please Read!!

So far, 63 people have lost their lives due to wildfire in Portugal, including firefighters. Some died trapped in their cars trying to escape the fire, others due to smoke inhalation.
The temperature right now in Portugal is somewhere between 45°C/113ºF. A different combination of factors are making it very difficult for firefighters to put out the fire, including the amount of smoke in the air makes it impossible for canadairs to help.

The images are absolutely awful and heartbreaking. Listening to survivours and the families of the victims is heartbreaking. There are civilians finding burned corpses in the woods that have burned. Just minutes ago they confirmed that a family that was being searched died in the fire, that’s a mother, a father and two small children. Another man talked to the media reporting that he saw his wife and two daughters dying, trapped inside the car. Another little boy who was vacationing with his aunt and uncle, died while his parents were away on honeymoon. Dozens of families are completely destroyed. It’s a complete tradegy!

The firefighters need help. They not even asking for food supplies at this point. They are in more need of medical supplies.

This is the official account number for donations if you want/can help all the people who lost everything they owned and the firefighters. The money will go entirely for the victims and the firefighters.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD 

single dad , boxer!tom ♡ head canon

Summary: the biggest surprise of his life turned out to be the biggest miracle

Requested?: anon said: “since we aLL LOVED CEO!TOM AS A SINGLE DAD HEAD CANNONS, CAN YOU DO THE SAME WITH YOUR OWN TWIST WITH BOXER!TOM PLEASE?” HELL YES HERE WE GO 

WC: 2238

Warnings: Some language

Author’s Note: i went a bit over board, part 2, anyone? feedback is always welcome 


  • Amelia had taken over Tom’s world completely from the moment she landed on his doorstep at a young age of 2 with nothing but a note and a birth certificate
  • Tom was quite surprised to open his apartment door one morning on the way out to training only to find a small girl with wide eyes looking up at him
    • Oddly enough he was thrown off guard by the fact it felt like looking into a much smaller mirror
  • He wasn’t sure how long she had been there and tried to talk to her
  • She had looked down at her shoes, not engaging in much conversation with him
  • “Are you lost, darling?”
  • She’d shake her little head
  • “Mom said stay here”
  • And her small voice would squeak out a barely coherent sentence, making Tom squat down to her level
    • “Where’s your mum?”
    • “She left”
  • Poor Tom would have been so confused
  • He’d set down his gym bag and focus all of his attention on helping this “lost little girl”
  • Amelia wore a backpack on her frail shoulders, so Tom had thought maybe he could find some contact information in there
  • “Can I please see your backpack? It’s quite pretty!”
  • She’d perk up at his compliment and take it off of her shoulders, now excited to show him every feature of it
  • Tom couldn’t help but smile softly at the little girl who was rather excited to show off her backpack, as he found it quite adorable
  • He agreed to let her to unzip it, revealing a stash of clothing and a few papers tucked away
  • “May I see those papers, please?”
  • His voice would switch to a much gentler tone, hoping to coax her into allowing him to see if there was any useful information as to help her find her mum 
  • The soft brunette curls atop her head bounced slightly as she nodded, eager to share with Tom
  • He pulled the papers out and unfolded them, only to find a birth certificate accompanied by a multi-page letter
  • Curiosity coursed through him and he opted to read the birth certificate first
  • He smoothed out the paper as his eyes scanned the document
  • “So, your name is Amelia Grace Holl-”
  • His eyes would go tremendously wide
    • It would kind of click now after taking in her much similar appearance to him
  • She stared up at him with her eyes that now held a whole new meaning
  • He sat on the ground, Amelia copying his actions clumsily
  • She watched him intently as he reviewed the letter that was in his hands
  • He didn’t even remember her mother fully, a one night stand he was sure happened after a victory for a successful boxing match or something to that effect
  • He let out a heavy sigh, Amelia mimicking him
  • His heart warmed, for the first time in a very long time, as she giggled after copying him

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How does caffeine work?

Happy Monday! Have you had your coffee fix yet?? Take a second while indulging to learn what exactly caffeine does to your brain:

In the human body, caffeine acts as a stimulant for the central nervous system. It keeps us awake by blocking one of the body’s key sleep-inducing molecules, a substance called adenosine. Your body needs a constant supply of energy, which it gets by breaking down a high-energy molecule called ATP. In the process, it liberates adenosine, ATP’s chemical backbone. Neurons in your brain have receptors perfectly tailored to this molecule. When adenosine docks to these receptors, it activates a cascade of biochemical reactions that cause neurons to fire more sluggishly and slow the release of important brain-signaling molecules. In other words, you get sleepy.

Caffeine is what’s called an adenosine receptor antagonist. That means it derails this process of slowing your neurons down by blocking adenosine receptors. Caffeine and adenosine have a similar molecular structure, close enough that caffeine can wedge into the adenosine receptors, but not close enough to activate them. To summarize, adenosine inhibits your neurons. Caffeine inhibits the inhibitor, so it stimulates you.

Your brain can adapt to regular consumption of caffeine. If your adenosine receptors are perpetually clogged, your body will manufacture extra ones. That way, even with caffeine around, adenosine can still do its job of signaling the brain to power down. That’s why you may find you need to consume more and more caffeine to feel as alert. There are more and more adenosine receptors to block. It’s also why if you suddenly quit caffeine, you may experience an unpleasant withdrawal. With plenty of receptors and no competition, adenosine can work overtime, causing symptoms like headaches, tiredness, and depressed moods. But in a few days, the extra adenosine receptors will disappear, your body will readjust, and you’ll feel just as alert as ever, even without an infusion of the world’s most popular stimulant.

From the TED-Ed Lesson How does caffeine keep us awake? - Hanan Qasim

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