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Once Upon a Time adds Jane the Virgin star in mystery role

Once Upon a Time has tapped Alison Fernandez for a mysterious role in the upcoming season 6 finale, EW has learned exclusively.

The actress, who played a younger version of the titular character on Jane the Virgin, will appear in the season finale, with potential for more episodes should the show be renewed for season 7.

Details on her role are being kept under wraps, but TVLine recently reported that the ABC fairy tale drama was looking to cast two roles in the finale: a formerly hopeful-turned-cynical leading man and a mischievous 10-year-old. Fernandez would seem to fit the latter role, while the recently cast Walking Dead alum Andrew J. West would fill the former — though we have a theory on that character.

In addition to her role on Jane the Virgin, Fernandez’s credits include Fresh Off the Boat, Orange Is the New Black, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.


Sherlock S4 fuckiness and the post-its I keep to remind me of it

In no particular order, I present the list of things that are particulary infuriating to me about S4 that I’ve been keeping on post-its by my bedside table the last month in case I lose hope. They are, for me, enough proof for The Lost Special. Today being 8th of March it seems fitting to keep them in mind.

(Disclaimer: this is a compound of theories developed by hundreds of people over a long time and I cannot possibly credit everyone or explain them at this point, so I’ll just list them.)

  • The Importance Of Being Ernest, by Oscar Wilde being quoted in TFP
  • Mycroft-> Lady Bracknell, the baby in the handbag = gun in the handbag (Euros and Vivian Norbury). The baby gets thrown in the Thames?
  • Queen’s I Want To Break Free in TFP stoping at “I’ve fallen in…” (love)
  • Elephant Glass Shock Proof in Euros’s cell
  • The elephant in the Thai menu in Mycroft’s frige
  • Rosie’s elephant toy
  • The elephant in John’s living room
  • The endless horror film references in TFP (many of them being hyper meta, especially Shutter Island)
  • John/Culverton mirror
  • Una Stubbs’ voice in TFP “Softer, Sherlock” instead of Euros’
  • Russian and Turkish leaks with no reaction
  • Over reaction with the promo chess pictures being leaked
  • Promo pictures being very similar to Clue’s movie poster -> Clue’s different endings and the similar final paused shot in TFP
  • The bulding up to Moriarty not making any sense (especially if we take into account M Theory, because he IS alive)
  • TLD having the gun shown multiple times, a smoking gun that is definitely not a tranquiliser gun. The last shot fading with red, like in Bond movies
  • The enormous red carpet under John in the therapist that resembles the blood pool in the market
  • HLV/TLD paralels
  • Martin breaking the 4th wall in T6T noding to the camera while holding the glass of wine
  • SHERLOCK: Romantic entanglement, while fulfilling for other people … JOHN (interrupting): … would complete you as a human being. NO PAY OFF FOR THIS. This mirrors the greenhouse conversation in TAB
  • Why was Molly upset when Euros called in TFP?
  • John/Molly mirror (Molly wearing the same jumper she wore in TEH while taking John’s place, the framing of that hellish shot with John and the coffin cover “I love you”)
  • “John is clearly standing behind him in the trailer, so unless he’s talking to a mirror for some very bizarre reason, I should think not.” -Mark
  • Sumatra/Samarra pointing out to TEH which lead us to The Lost Special and MINDING THE FREAKING GAP->Moriarty
  • “It’s never twins”
  • The camera shown in the hotel in T6T
  • Season 4 DVD not having “complete” like the other DVD’s had
  • Mark’s picture with the 4 fingers raised in Twitter
  • “Has it just occurred to you you’ve been played for an ad campaign” hello Apple Tree Yard  
  • Moriarty at the end of S4 DVD “You didn’t think I would just disappear, did you?”
  • The whole promotion about S4 and the season itself being about hacking
  • Skull Hell
  • Sherlock saving the tea cup and the boy in the hotel in T6T dropping the tea
  • Tea code being confirmed
  • “Is this a new person? I’m against new people.”
  • “You’d be better off with clown outfits. At least they’d be satirically relevant.”
  • Cake=violent death John and Sherlock going to get cake
  • Lady Smallwood’s name
  • Vatican cameos ignored
  • “And boop, they are fine”
  • Sherlock breaks the 4th wall (like in Queen’s I Want To Break Free videoclip)
  • The Garridebs literally cliff-hanging
  • Chekhov’s gun on the promo picture and literally hanging on the wall in the Garridebs scene
  • “People always give up after three” 
  • Blue Power Ranger gay subtext
  • T6T being an old case about a gay couple -> Margaret Thatcher getting smashed, Sherlock not knowing who she is despite the fact that he knew in THoB
  • “Fresh paint to disguise another smell”
  • Mycroft watching his own romantic movie turning into an horror film
  • T6T starting with doctored footage
  • “That’s not what happened at all”
  • “Why does anyone do anything” Norbury/Moriarty
  • “Sherlock, the dragon slayer” (Mycroft, Moriarty and kinda Magnussen have all alluded to this and now Mary does)
  • Shark hell
  • Sherlock’s recurrent dream (?)
  • “Oh, good, I love an acronym. All the best secret societies have them.”
  • “It is what it is” either being followed by “says love” or being a quote by John Locke
  • "I don’t like loose ends. Not on my watch” says Mycroft/Mark, as he holds a pen and looks at the camera
  • #Ohwhatabeautifulmorning tying in with Oklahoma! and consequently with  Green Grow the Lilacs, a play with gay subtext all over that got misunderstood and very famous
  • Steven starting TLS rumors
  • TD-12 being memory corrupting
  • The freaking guy from the official Sherlock Youtube channel teasing TLS and saying “The greatest love story never told”
  • The girl on the plane being the same one from ASiB
  • The TAB-like transition when John faints in TFP
  • The S1 scripts being released for no reason
  • “Childhood trauma masked by an invented memory. Boring!” THoB (person=dog)  
  • Mary’s death not being realistic as pointed in HLV (thank you for reminding me, @antisocial-otaku)
  • The explosion in 221B not having the consequences in the building that   Mycroft foreshadowed and them being perfectly ok afterwards.
  • Where is Ben’s 26 pages scene?
  • What was Ben’s kissy gesture while saying “Very well. It’s going very well” in SDCC all about?
  • TFP as a whole. Too much to analyze there


  • “Love conquers all” 
  • “Groundbreaking”
  • “History making”
  • “Rug pull”
  • Derren Brown

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Witches on a budget, I’m telling you, go to thrift stores. (I mean, if you want to. But I strongly recommend it.)

90% of my candle holders and candles in every conceivable color are from the local thrift store. One of them was literally a sealed package of witchcraft-specific candles with ritual instructions inside. I’ve found devotional statues, wooden boxes and shelves perfect for altars and witchy storage, all the interesting jars ever, seashells, stones, altar cloths and tarot deck cloth wraps, offering dishes, chalices, witchy books, tiny picture frames for ancestor pictures, and more. Most witchy things I see don’t even buy but leave behind because I don’t need them or they’re not relevant to my specific practices, but I’m always floored by how great they might be for others.

This post was inspired by the fact that I just bought handkerchiefs for devotional embroidery I’m going to work on, and an oracle deck in its original packaging (in a grab bag of other stuff I’m about to sort through, so maybe there’s more witchy stuff too!), for a total of $3. I’m serious. Just during a brief trip to my local Goodwill.

So, in conclusion, thrift stores? All the witchcraft supplies ever. Do some basic cleansing (usually just a quick mundane wash for things that have an interesting and safe energy to begin with) and you’re good to go.

If you want, reblog and tell me about your own thrifty witchy finds!

Jane Anonymous has been a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for more than a decade. She takes the work of picking Hollywood’s yearly bests as seriously as you’d hope: “The way I vote is that I’ll watch every movie, and then I look at the ballot. Sometimes I’ll watch them again. For acting, I’m going to pay attention to how deep they are in the role. If I forget I’m watching an actor or actress, it’s a good sign I’ll vote for them.”

Jane is one of only 6,687 people who vote on the Oscars. The Academy has the kind of voter participation rate Diddy would literally kill for – over 90 percent of them vote each year. But that doesn’t mean everyone who votes has seen all the movies they’re voting on. Jane insists, “Even if we saw it in theaters, we’ll see it again. You have to remember the voters are actors, actresses, directors, and all types of crew. They love films. The Academy represents their industry, and they’re going to pick who is best.”

But members of the Academy are also garden-variety human beings, like all of us. They watch (or don’t watch) movies based on what looks interesting and feels relevant to them. This poll from 2015 reveals that there were no Best Picture nominees that had actually been seen by every voter.

An Oscar Voter Explains Why The Academy Always Gets It Wrong

tip one: reposting vs. reblogging

Reblogging leaves credit to the original poster, and is the correct way to share something that you enjoy. Reposting is when you save, screenshot or copy something and create a new post it. So what if there’s a really great post you found somewhere outside of tumblr that you want to share here, or vice versa? Reposting is okay if, and only if, you have the authors express permission and clearly credit them in your post. People work hard, don’t steal their stuff! 

tip two: captions

Do not delete original captions. It makes it much harder to find the original author. In cases like mentioned above where someone has reposted something properly, deleting the caption deletes the credit completely. 

Also, never add a meaningless comment to a post to promote your blog. Why is this not cool? Well, for one it’s trying to gain followers based on someone else’s work instead of your own, but it’s also against community guidelines. Skip these types of captions and focus on gaining traffic through your own original posts.

tip three: reblogging things without a caption/that have been reposted

If you smell something fishy don’t spread the post around! If there’s a caption-less post that seems like it should have one (or it has a long string of promotional captions), click back to the original source and reblog from them. If there’s something that just seems too perfect, check out their blog and see if their original content matches up, or just seems like a collection of random photos from other people’s instagrams. If so, don’t reblog!

tip four: tags

When you shouldn’t tag something: If it’s hate, please don’t tag the fandom in it! It’s fine if you didn’t like a book/movie/show, but fans want to scroll through that tag and see positive posts about it, not hate. Another one is if it’s not relevant; for original posts. It’s great to add a lot of tags to get it out there, but if someone is looking through the math tag, they want help with math and not to see a picture of your cat (however cute he may be).

When you should alway tag things: For people’s blacklist. Things like sexual or violent/disturbing pictures should always be tagged with nsfw. Spoilers should also be tagged! You don’t wanna be the one that tells some one that SPOILER darth vader is luke’s father.

tip five: be kind, always

The internet makes it easy to say things without consequences, but just because you don’t say it to someone’s face doesn’t mean it can’t hurt them. Anon hate, rude comments, and picking fights over trivial things is never okay. Be respectful and kind. The internet already has enough negativity, don’t add to it. 

(A table of contents is available. This series will remain open for additional posts and the table of contents up-to-date as new posts are added.)

Part Eleven: Companions From Myth

The scale of creature companions can be measured in all kinds of ways, from non-talking to talking, small to large, minor to major characters, and mundane to mythical. As we’ve progressed through the series and talked about all kinds of things to keep in mind as you go about creating and writing with your creature companions, I’ve touched somewhat on the extra considerations needed when your companion is a creature drawn straight from the pages of myth, but these unique and long-standing legends are just a bit more complex than picking up your average draft horse and shoeing them into the story. First, as stated in Part One, this series is dealing specifically with mythical creatures that do not share body shapes with your humanoid characters. We’re not talking about satyrs and minotaurs, naiads and harpies; we’re talking about chimeras and hippogryphs, dragons and phoenixes. Aside from should they exist, what their physiology is, what abilities that physiology gives them, and the general advice on writing characters not cardboard, what else could there possibly be to cover with mythical creatures?

Yes, That Research Word Again

As a fantasy reader and writer, a lot of my advice steers toward the fantasy side of things, which has brought in a lot of fantasy-oriented authors. This leads to lots of ideas and inspiration drawn from all kinds of places across the globe. As great as it is to start seeing more creatures than the standard (often) Roman and Greek mythos, writers hoping to incorporate these creatures should be doing as much research and reading as they can. Maybe you don’t plan to stick that close to their origins, or maybe your world has different circumstances for their creation, or some of their abilities/powers function differently than they do in the legends, or maybe you’re afraid that filling up with the origins will taint or diminish your ideas for what you really want to do. I still advocate for taking a look and reading some of the myths where these creatures appear. Knowing the baseline for what your audience is going to be expecting when you say the name of your creature will help you better meet or completely twist those conceptions. What’s the saying? Know the past so you can avoid it in the future?

Research will also afford you a really interesting view into how a creature has made the rounds across the globe. Have you ever looked into gorgons and naga, let alone the hundreds of different ideas about dragons and Bigfoot and yetis from across the world? There’s a global disparity in how each of these creatures are believed to exist and function. If you’re able to kind of put aside what your expectations are and open yourself up to learning about some of the variations, you may find yourself flooding with new ideas to work with, providing a welcome twist on an old subject.

Remember, too, that your audience’s knowledge of these creatures will have come not only from ancient stories, but also from modern interpretations. Much in the same way that donut has become an accepted spelling of doughnut through media and marketing, so too have pegasi and other creatures changed over the years from perpetuation of an idea that went over particularly well (think Tolkien and elves). Research will help you discern the differences that have arisen through the years between the original and the modern interpretation.

Establishing Your Mythos

With your newfound awareness from your research and before you begin writing your mythical creature, it’s your turn to decide what stays and what goes from the original sources. This creature is coming to life in your world, not our world, so the associated historical mythology that comes with the creature changes. In essence, you are creating your own sets of history and mythology taking place in the world you’ve created for your story. You get to decide how they work, where they come from, how many there are, and how their abilities/powers will work. Maybe much of it remains the same, maybe not. It’s up to you, but it needs to be consistent.

Sirens were birds who threw themselves in the ocean when Odysseus resisted their song, not the dangerous merfolk we think of now. So, metaphorically, what does “siren” mean in your world? To be more clear, what is the essence of the creature you chose within your world’s setting? What are they? What kind of creatures are they and how do they function in this world that is not ours?

Take notes, make rules, and stick to them. Just like with magic systems and deciding what kinds of creatures have the ability to talk, for your mythical creatures to work and function as believable races, there have to be certain things about them that are unique identifiers to their race that are consistent within their race. Let’s say your sirens are merfolk. This means that every time they appear in your narrative, they should be the half-fish, half-human merfolk of your world. You shouldn’t have sirens that are also elfish, nor dragon-sirens unless you’ve established that the “siren” ability to draw people with your voice is an ability that anyone could have rather than a racial/creature function. In other words, know your world! The basic ideals that create good, understandable, relateable worlds apply to your mythical creatures, too. Be consistent, know what you’re writing, and don’t deviate from the rules you’ve established.

Drawing a Character, Not a Caricature

Look, half this series has been about making sure your creature is more than just a side character or a gag. If you’re going to have these creatures, they need to be characters, too! The same goes for your mythical creatures, but with an even heavier emphasis. These creatures come with preexisting ideas and it can be very easy to just say, “It’s a unicorn! You know everything there is to know about them already! Moving on.” And sure, you don’t need to spend 20 pages explaining what they are and how they came to exist, but you do need to remember that these creatures are more than their lore. They’re more than a horse with a horn. They’re more than symbols of innocence myth has painted them to be. These are characters first and foremost.

It’s possible your creature may be the main character of your story, but maybe not. When you’re writing, be sure the focus is kept on what’s really important to the story. If that’s not the horn on your unicorn’s head, don’t start your paragraphs pointing it out. Put the focus where the focus belongs, even if that means paying less attention to this super cool creature from myth because your main humanoid character is the focus at the moment. You send your audience messages through the amount of time you spend on things: in short, just like with class lectures, the more time you spend talking about A Thing, the more your audience pays attention to It and takes note that perhaps this Thing will be important later. If it’s a false signal you’ve given because you wanted to spend time talking about this very different, very new, very unique creature instead, and it never does really “pay off” later, then you’ve created a sticking point for your audience that never resolves and never feels cathartic.

It’s an easy trap to fall in, especially since we have a tendency to describe things which are out of the ordinary and skip over the things which are not. If a character goes to the bathroom and it’s not plot-relevant, we don’t describe it. We assume our characters do certain things and that there are certain setting pieces included when we say “in the library” without always describing those. However with a mythical creature present, everything about them becomes new, shiny, and extraordinary. We’ll always describe their webbed fingers when they come on screen, or mention the sharp edges of a claw digging in the dirt. Those details can be great, to a certain extent, but it can also become overwhelming and a word sink. Keep yourself aware of the picture you’re drawing of the creature with your words. Are you over-exaggerating certain features or physiology on accident because saying, “It walked with them,” felt too understated when dealing with a sphinx?

Finally, your book is not a history lesson. Any world lore (from our world or yours) that you want to include should be fully integrated into the story, not a word-dump on the page. Just like with the tumultuous history of a key trade city, you don’t want to just give its history on the page. Integrate the information into the story in ways that make the information natural to what’s going on. And if it never comes up? Don’t force it. Conversation, action, and observation are great ways to build natural segues for your world-building, so use your imagination and ingenuity to find ways to feed those details in where they’re necessary for the understanding of the story. Be discerning and take a long, hard look at whether the information really is required. Your audience is smart; don’t underestimate them.

Next up: Creatures in real estate!

anonymous asked:

just think about it tho. We really have no idea if their landlord has any clue about their fame like how fucking confused is the poor guy gonna be when he's showing it to people and they're fangirling and taking pictures and squealing and he's like wtf this place isn't even that great and there's four gas leaks these people are crazy or he find out through them and he's like damn those fuckers I should've kicked them out years ago and made people pay extra for living where they did idk man think

i think about this all the time because their landlord has probably seen them holding hands or has just always assumed they were an obvious couple without having any idea of the relevancy of their relationship? to their landlord, to the people who live around them, to the people who work in the shops nearby their apartment, and to ordinary passersby, dan and phil are just… an every day couple?

Spencer Hastings: the rundown

I’d like to applaud the growth of Spencer Hastings over the course of the series- and I don’t think the growth stopped at 7a.

Here’s my spencer character rundown.

Season 1:

Spencer was portrayed as the little sister that’s always in her older sister’s shadows—however I think Spencer is way smarter than Melissa. She let’s pressure get the best of her as well as repeating past mistakes(i.e keeping her lip’s on Melissa’s men). I love how her and Toby’s relationship began, I think that they brought out the open-mindedness of both of the character.

Season 2:

I don’t know about all of you but I knew if one liar would get trapped with A in the end, I knew it’d be Spencer. This was Spencer’s investigative season. She asked the right questions and found out things she did and didn’t want to know. I do wish they would’ve gone a different route when she found out Jason was her brother- I low-key hoped that they would develop a better brother sister bond. I’m proud that she finally spoke up to her father in this season. We also got a glimpse of her selflessness by sacrificing her relationship with Toby to keep him safe.

Season 3:

Spoby reunions - I live for them. It was a classy “first time” scene. This season was so bomb for her. One of my all time favorite moments was when she slapped Toby when she saw him in that hoodie *chills*. This season gave her so much depth-i.e when she thought Toby was dead which lead to her going to Radley. The whole fake A team ploy was kind of weak but served it’s purpose for the time being.

Season 4:

I’m glad she supported Toby in the whole figuring out what happened to his mother thing—even though it wasn’t my favorite storyline.

Season 5:

Well this was a season where she was in 2 too many jumpsuits. I feel like they were really trying to pin random crimes on her. I got chills when the were being arrested when Alison was found guilty. I thought it was creepy that Melissa was being nice to her. Also, I found her “love interests” - Colin and Johnny- stupid and a waste of time. I didn’t approve of her trying to use Toby to get information since he became a cop

Season 6:

Her addiction resurfaced in 6a and after some point I was over it. I think she was an asset to the big picture but she was extremely obsessive with the Charles thing which I’ll get to later. Let’s get to the 5 years forward I’m so happy that they did because I got tire of them being in high school. Although a career in politics was a given to her I love the 23 year old Spencer, even more sophisticated than ever. What I’m about to say may piss people off but I loved Spaleb. I think that their relationship made a lot of sense they’re both mature, responsible, good, intelligent and kind hearted people. It made sense and they were so cute together for the short time that it lasted. I know they get a lot of flack but at the end of the day Hanna and Caleb had been broken up for years and in those years he and Spencer were getting close so I don’t want to hear that’s a out of the blue situation. Also Hanna and Caleb had not seen each other since their break up and same goes for Spencer and Toby. I’m a Haleb fan and a Spoby fan but get over it ppl.

Season 7: Even though not much has happened and I’ll probably end up updating this whole blog post at the end of the series lets do this anyways. I think Spencer being Mary’s daughter was inevitable lets get that out of the way first. Mary always had a weird vibe when coming around her so I wasn’t surprised she was her biological daughter. But might I add that I’m tired of every time a big family twist happens, it’s always involving the Hastings or Dilaurentis families. I think they could’ve gone with Aria or Hanna or someone else. I feel like this was done to keep Mary relevant to the big picture. It explains why Spencer was so obsessive when trying to figure out Charles but if she gets a sibling vibe, why didn’t she have it with Cece if they’re the same person. I don’t like the chain reacted that’ll be set off if Peter is her biological father and not adopted father. Peter being Spencer’s real father not only means that he stepped out on Veronica twice(who doesn’t deserve it bc I think she’s a great person, but did so with twins. That means that Spencer and Jason are first cousins and half siblings and that’s a little too close for comfort. And even though I was sad she got shot, I know she didn’t die so I’m good

Fave moments so far:

The showdown when she found out Mona was A

Her style

When she broke up with Toby in order to protect him from A’s wrath

“bitch crazy”

“bitch chipped us”

Spoby’s first time

Asking Toby if she could kiss him one last time 😍

Spoby in general

Spaleb arc - “I need you to go get a glass, ‘cause your girlfriends drinking all by herself and it’s real sad”

What I want from her in the final 10 episodes:

A Spoby wedding

Her to reject Mary as her mother(harsh, I know, but Veronica has been a great mother to her and Mary has been a backstabbing snake since the day she showed up). I kind of wish Mary was just the surrogate.

Spencer helping Toby get through Yvonne dying and letting him feel again. Closer bond with Jason(won’t happen)

anonymous asked:

Hi Cris! Idk if this is relevant, just wanted to point out? Remember that girl who uploaded the pic of the harry's cake? "Chardawes". Well, i've been following her for a while, and she works with Lykke Li(for her brand Yola Mezcal) & she always posts pictures of that house beneath the Hollywood sign where H was celebrating his bday & I googled Lykke with the brand's name (nylon article) & it turns out that's the company's headquarters & also doubles as a recording studio for Jeff Bhasker 🤔

(Chardawes anon part 2) So H could have easily been there all the time recording.. you don’t have to post this.. just wanted to tell someone lol

That’s interesting!  And yes, he definitely could have been recording there at least some of the time :)

Interstellar | Oneshot

Summary: interstellar (adjective): occurring or situated between the stars
Word Count: 2,231
Genre: angst??, fluff??
Member: Lee “Dino” Chan 
TW: none i can think of! let me know if you need anything tagged

A/N: this is bad, late, and not proofread :/ not the best i’ve done so far, but hopefully the next one will be better!!

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Mercury’s Transits through the Signs

The following short interpretations of Mercury in the signs refer to Mercury’s sign position at any given time and their possible effects on the population in general. They are best used for electional astrology purposes.

When Mercury is in Aries…

When Mercury is in Aries, we are less concerned with objective viewpoints and explanations, and more concerned with reaching a decision…quickly! Our thoughts and ideas are pioneering, and we tend to speak more spontaneously and directly with the planet of communication in bold and assertive Aries.

When Mercury is in Taurus…

When Mercury is in Taurus, our thinking is down to earth, solid, and grounded. Common sense reigns over more fanciful thinking. We communicate more deliberately under this influence, and our minds are oriented to the world of the five senses. We prefer the tried and true rather than new ways of thinking. Attention to one thing at a time can simplify our lives, but we may be in danger of narrow, overly conservative, or rigid thinking.

When Mercury is in Gemini…

When Mercury is in Gemini, we are especially communicative, curious, and sociable. Mercury feels right at home in Gemini, one of the signs that it rules. We tend to take more pleasure in gaining a superficial knowledge of many subjects rather than dig deep into any one topic. We are especially astute when it comes to arguing or making a point. We are attracted to wordplays, puns, and negotiations. We are easily distracted.

When Mercury is in Cancer…

When Mercury is in Cancer, we move from the desire for quantity to the need for quality in terms of the information we are attracted to. We think, speak, and take in information on a deeper, more instinctive level now. We have less interest in what is universal, and more interest in what affects us personally and what affects the people around us. Our thoughts are coloured by our emotions, so it is more challenging to be objective.

When Mercury is in Leo…

When Mercury is in Leo, our thinking is more confident and grand. The focus is now on the goal and the more grand a goal the better! The details may not be quite as important now. We are more expressive, even theatrical and given to speech-giving and story-telling under this influence. We are also more convincing and persuasive, as we exude confidence when we speak or write. We may not listen as well as we normally do under Mercury in Leo.

When Mercury is in Virgo…

When Mercury is in Virgo, precision in speech, thought, and process is now important to us. This is a time when we analyse and decide what is useful and what we deem to be impractical. Mercury feels right at home in Virgo, one of the signs that it rules. Dealing with details is natural and easy now. We need to be careful that we don’t lose perspective if we find ourselves lost in details. We should also be aware of the possibility of expressing ourselves in a too factual manner, so much so that we come across as dry, critical, or unimaginative.

When Mercury is in Libra…

When Mercury is in Libra, we are diplomatic and friendly. During this cycle, we are able to bring a more rational approach to one-to-one relationships. It’s a good time to think about ways of improving our negotiation skills. In an attempt to see both sides of any given situation, Mercury in Libra can be a vacillating energy. It can be more challenging than usual to make quick decisions, as we can sit “on the fence”. We may too easily accommodate others’ opinions in order to keep the peace. In our negotiations, we don’t want to assert ourselves in such a way as to appear to be the “bad guy”. However, this is a good period for considering others’ points of view. We are more inclined to arrive at fair conclusions.

When Mercury is in Scorpio…

When Mercury is in Scorpio, our thoughts and communications are more probing and intense. While Mercury in Libra urged us to find balance and to arrive at fair solutions, Mercury in Scorpio instinctively knows that life simply isn’t fair. Mercury in Scorpio seeks truths in all that is hidden and undercover. We tend to probe, observe, and focus our thoughts under this influence. Looking for motivations–the more deeply buried the better–satisfies an intellectual need now. Our thoughts are profound. We throw away superficial manners of communicating in favour of deep conversations. Scorpio is extremely sharp, profound, and analytical. Thinking is inclined to be one-track minded, focused, and even obsessive.

When Mercury is in Sagittarius…

When Mercury is in Sagittarius, our thinking shifts from a need to plumb the depths of any given situation to the desire to learn about a wide range of topics. Ideas are sought, our thinking is more optimistic, and our faith increases. We are more equipped to believe and to persuade. What is fair and unfair concerns us most now. However, we are not always very precise under this influence.

When Mercury is in Capricorn…

When Mercury is in Capricorn, our thinking is methodical and our focus is sober and practical. It is easier to concentrate on the task at hand under this influence. Our conversations may be quite realistic or focused on business/practical matters. Our thought patterns and communication styles become more logical, orderly, and organised. We are more able to sort out what is relevant and essential. Realism enters the picture, our speech is no-nonsense, and precision becomes important to us. We need to be wary of becoming too rigid in our thinking. We may come across as cold or harsh. For some, there is a fine line between realism and pessimism.

When Mercury is in Aquarius…

When Mercury is in Aquarius, we are hungry for knowledge and open to new and original ideas. We begin to think outside of the box, and our thinking becomes more progressive and objective. Our communication and thought patterns are spontaneous, somewhat fragmented, and liberal. This is a time when inventive thinking is at a peak.

When Mercury is in Pisces…

When Mercury is in Pisces, our thinking processes are more visual, intuitive, and imaginative. We are especially attuned to the world of emotion, which colours both our thoughts and our communication style. We guess well, express ourselves with imagery, and make decisions intuitively. We are more attracted to consciousness-raising information.

anheiressofasoldier  asked:

I actually didn't think you'd see that headcanon of mine. But I'm glad that you did, and that you like it! Thank you so much!:D And looking back on it, I don't know if in your picture it was Rawl with rolled up sleeves, per se--but it was him in the get-up that Raoul wears at the end of the musical. And Christine was blushing for it... and Erik thought he looked adorable, I think--and couldn't hurt Raoul for that reason. And you said everyone forgot what they were even fighting about. LOL.

Haha–I am always lurking around the tags mwahaha! <3  Oh–I tihink I might remember that one?

LOL so old–but it stands true. 


“What I’ll miss most about being on Being Human is the fact that I….oh god. Everything! Working with my family. I got to work with the most talented people I’ve ever worked with. ” - Sam Huntington

“That sense of family. And the way that we all interact and collaborate together. It’s really gonna be something I’m gonna miss. ” - Meaghan Rath

“Three things specifically: Sammy, Meaghan, Kristen. This cast is really really special. Not only are they extraordinary talented, but very very good people. Don’t tell them this, but I feel like I’ve learned a hell of a lot from them.” - Sam Witwer

“There’s so many special things about this job. I love the cast. I couldn’t ask for a better team of people to work with.” - Kristen Hager

Anonymous said:

how do you manage to put characters with vastly different standard palettes into scenes together but keep everything harmonious? if that makes sense? I have a hard time with colour whenever i actually try to properly utilize it and putting multiple characters into one scene is incredibly frustrating because their palettes don’t always work together. :c

I don’t actually know if I’ve effectively answered your question with these, but I tried! This post from a long time ago might also be relevant.

I didn’t have time for a cute fashion picture today, so… here’s your reminder that there are 21 days to go on the Cucumber Quest Kickstarter!

mairenyaf  asked:

If im being honest, its not even about shipping Phan anymore. its the fact that I cant imagine them not being together, or with someone else. like i literally can not even see it in my head, i just cant. im ok with them being platonic and everything but just the thought of one of them moving out to live alone or with another person gives me anxiety. sometimes i just start thinking of them going their separate ways and i just start tearing up out nowhere.

I honestly feel the exact same way as you do my friend. 

When the whole phangate thing was happening, it was so hard to picture Phil with a wife and not living with Dan. That just seems so weird to me. They really are meant to be with each other, no matter which way you look at it.

I think within this point in time, the term of “shipping” isn’t even relevant anymore because shipping is when you want two people to be together and to do those things, but as far as we know they DO do those things. They’re always fucking together. They have lived together for nearly, what, 6 years? How they get along with each other so swimmingly for that long amount of time Boggles my mind. 

They’re yin and yang, Dan and Phil. Without the other they wouldn’t work. They’re each others lives and we see that. To think that they could move out from one another is just uncanny. Why would you want to move away from something that keeps you sane? That keeps you grounded? They’re like a well oiled machine, why would they want to leave that? 

They love each other, and you can depict that in any form you’d like, but they really do love each other. It’s not something you force or you fake or to make a brand about. “the light and warmth you bring us is as everlasting as the sun” like wtf?? You can’t not tell me that Dan didn’t mean that with all his heart because he did. He wasn’t typing that tweet for anyone besides himself and for Phil.

They won’t move out from each other. Dan has never lived on his own before, his only flat mate has been Phil Lester. He’s paid bills with Phil Lester. Phil had to teach him how to adult. They taught each other. How to be okay with things and little breaks and that when there’s bugs in the room or when there’s a glass that shatters or when the plants don’t get watered they can deal with it together. 

Because no one else in the world will have that type of connection with them than what they have with each other. 

You know what, I totally love the setup in force awakens for any romantic subplot that could come out of it. The apparent options are:

1. Finn and Rey: an interracial straight couple where the man is black and the woman is white, a setup done almost always the other way around in movies

2. Finn and Poe: an interracial gay couple (with two people of color) that would be the first of its kind in a major motion picture like this

3. Finn and Rey and Poe: a potentially healthy polyamorous, interracial relationship. Unheard of ever.

4. No romantic subplot at all: A sci-fi film without a pointless romance that has no relevance to the plot??? Whaaaaaatttttt?????

I mean whichever way you swing it, it turns out pretty fantastic!


“Neither documentary nor fiction” - this book is a comparison of Patrick Keiller’s London, and my own psychogeographical walks around the city. Using selected content holding significant resonance to myself from the film; it acts as a guide to fictionally narrate happenings of my own walks. Set with no real time frame, it has the potential to show the everyday that is excused as monotony by Londoners each day. Even though the text throughout the book, extracted from Keiller’s London  and my own commentary, may not be of the same time in which the pictures are presented, its relativity holds relevance between my own wanderings and Robinson’s.

After initially being inspired by the writings of Alexander Herzen, in which he wrote, “There is no town in the world which is more adapted for training one away from people and training one into solitude than London.” Keiller identifies the idea of there being a different age, but same problem - always existent in London. This concept is still remaining 24 years after the film was set place. With a Conservative Government back into action and the same changes in the city occurring. I feel that myself and Keiller hold the same nostalgia to what happens in this city.

The book isn’t intended to be immediately understood, but to have a representation that this city will forever be in a different age, yet face similar problems. The layout takes you through a fictional wandering, allowing for moments of pausing and consideration of the landscape. With so many remarkable people and places, it is more than just a one party state. The structure is deficient to the surroundings, as anyone can make their own London.

[Process zine from a previous project]

London - 2016

50 Study Tips // Advice for Students by Students (By Ana Mascara)
  1. Create and maintain healthy habits. For example, give yourself 2 minutes to center yourself before an exam begins. 
  2. Dedicate a small portion of your study time to review what you’ve learnt the day before. 
  3. Stop overthinking. Surround yourself with positive people. 
  4. Never say you hate a subject. The resistance will make it more difficult to study and understand the material. 
  5. Fake it till you make it. 
  6. Use flashcards to study. A format you can use is writing a question on the front and the answer on the back. 
  7. Give yourself sufficient time to study and don’t leave it to the last minute (basically, don’t cram for tests) 
  8. Forget about people’s negativity. Go for the dream you’ve always wished for. 
  9. Be your own hero, 
  10. Don’t be afraid of exams. They aren’t a matter of life and death. 
  11. Always find a way to improve and know what you did wrong in the paper. 
  12. If you’re a little behind, don’t give up. You’ll catch up soon enough. 
  13. Read beforehand. Reading what will be taught beforehand gives you the upperhand [so many hands] of grasping the material when it’s being taught. 
  14. Before you begin studying for a test, make a list of the topics or concepts tested. This way, you will have an overview of what you need to learn and your progress and can manage your time wisely. 
  15. Create a vision board of what you want to achieve in life to inspire and motivate you to succeed. 
  16. Consistency is key. Study everyday, it doesn’t matter if it’s a short or long study session. 
  17. Read your class notes, make flashcards, look at textbook illustrations. Even if you don’t have class that day or if you feel tired. 
  18. Don’t study for grades. Study for knowledge. 
  19. Do not pay attention to other’s achievements or failures. Focus on yourself.
  20. Communicate with your teacher. Don’t be afraid of them and show up to every class. 
  21. Make a study schedule and stick to it
  22. Practise as much as you can. You can do previous year’s tests papers or go online to search for test papers. 
  23. Focus and concentrate when you study. Give it your 100%.
  24. Don’t worry if you’re progressing slowly. Everyone learns at a different pace. 
  25. Take a day off if you need to, but make the most out of it. For example, you can stay in bed, go for a walk, read a book, it’s up to you. 
  26. Never stop improving. Never do tomorrow what you can do today. 
  27. Know what type of learner you are, and find ways that will suit you and help you to learn as much as possible. 
  28. Believe in yourself !! 
  29. Don’t ever, ever, give up. Slow and steady, but keep moving. 
  30. After finishing a topic, teach the material to someone else or write down everything you remember about it, without looking at your notes. 
  31. Learn to discern relevant and irrelevant information. 
  32. Always keep the bigger picture or your main goal in mind. 
  33. Participate in class as much as possible. 
  34. Organise your life. You’ll thank yourself later. 

Maybe it’s the way I organised it, but there aren’t 50 points… 

Also, this took longer than usual to type. 

Like or reblog if this was helpful, and comment what other videos you’d like me to type out :-)

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Because I’m once again procrastinating on my thesis

Relationship status: in a relationship

Favorite color: black

Lipstick or chapstick: chapstick

Last song I listened to: songs from Moana

Last movie I watched: Zoolander 2

Top 3 TV shows: Modern Family, Black Mirror, American Horror Story

Books I’m currently reading: lol what are books

Top 3 characters:
Harry Potter (who I have always pictured as East Asian), Moana, Lily from Modern Family

Top 3 ships:
James Potter and Sirius Black, Lily Evans and Remus Lupin, Hermione Granger and Cho Chang (sorry, I only have Harry Potter ships - I’m HP trash)

5 things in my bag:
laptop, calculator, ID badge, meds, pens

5 things in my room:
bed, two lamps whose light bulbs I need to replace, an overhead light whose bulb I also need to replace, my stuffed animals, desk

5 things on my to-do list:
WRITE MY FUCKING THESIS T_T, get a job, get my life together, figure out what I want to do with my life, actually do that

5 things I’m currently into: 
food, sleep, netflix, not failing, financial stability

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