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anonymous asked:

Do you have any hcs about how exactly Vilde realizes that she is a lesbian? Or do you hc her as bi?

yes!!! i 100% believe vilde is the biggest Lesbian to ever lesbian nd i’m always down for talking about it:

- so i love my baby vilde but she can definitely be a bit clueless sometimes and i think it takes her a long time to sort out all her confusing feelings towards girls
- she barely had any exposure to lgbt people growing up and she doesn’t really know what it means to be gay until she starts meeting /actual/ lgbt people
- and shes never thought too much about her lack of attraction to guys, just brushed it off as not being mature enough or ready for a relationship, thinking ‘surely i’ll start to develop those feelings soon enough’
- but they never?? come?? and all her friends start to hook up with guys so she does too but the feelings just don’t arise, she feels nothing but vague discomfort when she kisses guys and she hates being touched by them, it makes her feel icky. and shes so angry with herself for not being able to feel what her friends feel when they hook up, she thinks shes not trying hard enough
- and then eva kisses her for the first time at that party and she finally /feels/ something and its a m a z i n g. it just feels so right and she never wants it to stop and she finally understands what you’re meant to feel when you hook up and why people do it in the first place
- she brushes these feelings off and tries not to think about it. they were both really drunk (even though she’d only had one glass of wine…) and it didn’t mean anything?? right??
- but she can’t get that kiss out of her head. she’s constantly thinking about eva, the feel of her lips, how good it felt to have her arms wrapped around her waist, how sweet she smelled
- and it happens again. and again. and again. and it’s always at parties, and vilde tells herself it’s just the alcohol talking, but she starts to catch herself staring at eva at school and when they hang out together, and just wanting to kiss her again (even though she’s sober??)
- so she hooks up with a couple of guys but it just doesn’t feel the same, and she tries to have sex with magnus at the christmas party but it just doesn’t feel right and she can’t go through with it
- she thinks maybe its just eva she has these feelings for… but she catches herself staring at other girls, girls she’s never even met before, just bc she’s mesmerised by their long legs or the way their hair ripples down their back and she just thinks: ??? what does this all mean ??
- she starts to do some research on being lesbian (even though it takes her 20 mins to actually type that word into the google search bar, and she has to do it in incognito because she can barely admit her own suspicions to herself)
- she starts to identify a couple more of her feelings through researching, and she learns about ‘compulsory heterosexuality’ which actually kind of… applies to her perfectly?? for some reason
- and ad she learns more and more, she realises how natural and normal feelings towards other girls can be, and she starts to think that ‘lesbian’ is not some big scary label, but an identity that she kind of connects with
- basically its a long, slow process but over time she sorts out her feelings and admits to herself that she just really fuckin likes girls, and thats ok

Week 27: Fireworks - Long Exposure

10 second exposure, f/8, ISO 100, 15mm focal length (wide angle)

Wasn’t sure I was going to get anything for this challenge.  Shy and I aren’t much for large crowds of mostly drunk people so we haven’t been to a fireworks show in years.  I was chatting with one of our neighbors earlier in the afternoon though and he decided to give us a parking pass for an event at the marina where he keeps his boat.  Jackpot!  Perfect spot to capture some images from a nice fireworks display…and no people around!  Had to endure a little motion sickness though.  It was windy and the boat was bobbing around quite a bit until later in the evening.  In the end it was worth it.  The image isn’t perfect.  At 10 seconds, you have no margin for error with camera movement.  My tripod was sitting on the dock and it was moving around unfortunately.  If you zoom in, you’ll see some blurring in the foreground subjects.  Oh well…can’t win them all and the long exposure captured some really interesting things happening in the sky too. 

Hope everyone was safe and had fun last night!

- RK

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I gave my Calumet 4x5 a go today, and it worked! Except….

I’ve read that the Ilford paper I decided to use was 6 ISO, but it’s definitely 3 ISO, or my developing time is too long. But when you’re developing for 60 seconds, it’s a bit hard to gauge. On the next run, I’m going to meter for 3 ISO and shoot that, and see what it gives me. So far though, I REALLY like the results. The sharpness looks pretty nice on RC paper, and once I get the exposure times figured out, I think it’ll look even better. I’m still working on how to clean up the prints, as the Dektol developer I’m using tends to leave little bits on the prints (as it comes powdered). I’m thinking I may switch to a liquid developer. We’ll see as time goes on, for now the experimentation will keep going.

Void IV ❁

Why couldn’t I say it then?

I have been hurting anyway.

Originally posted by haru-haru10

Pairing: Kim Taehyung x Reader

Genre: Angst and implied smut.

Summary: Breaking into apartments while the owners are away. Sleeping in their beds, eating their food, using their showers and leaving before being seen. That´s what you do. A loner, a wanderer, a human ghost, call it whatever you want. You come and go, and no one notices. That, until Kim Taehyung returns home before expected.

Word count:10 k (but I´ve read it and it feels so short ?!?!)

Author´s note: This chapter has Tae´s point of view too, so I hope that´s not confusing. Also the more I write the more I realize smut as it is doesn´t fit the story so it´s just implied.

Part I Part II Part III


“Taehyung, come here”

I sigh, deeply and loud enough for him to hear me over the shelf full of food that is separating us. Within seconds he appears round the corner with six packages of ramen piled up and threatening to fall off his hands, a slight tremble that makes the boxes look like jelly. They make it impossible for me to see his face so I take two of them and smile softly when his expression comes into view, brown orbs peeking at me. He´s sleepy, I think, but it´s safer for me to go out at night. Taehyung, being the diligent partner he is, just follows me like a puppy because I guess he cares about me that much. He apparently comes when I call, too, and that makes me giggle.

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Give me a mitjo YouTubers!AU, where Jonas vlogs about things he loves like Pokemon and marine life, and Mitch does gaming videos, pranks on his friends and swears a lot.

Give me them watching each other’s videos and being a bit shy about things, so they keep their love of each other on the down-low

Give me them meeting up at a convention and hitting it off, thus forming an unlikely friendship!

Give me them slowly falling in love in front of a camera, whilst many, many people speculate on their relationship.

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Good Morning from Scotland 

Periphery of Sunrise by David Langan
Via Flickr:
Another photo taken on beautiful Balmedie beach. This time I was on the beach witnessing a biblical sunrise. The colour, saturation and intensity from the rising sun was pretty spectacular. I really liked the long whisps of clouds picking up some of this colour against a cooler sky so set up this composition with the main part of the sunrise out of shot . Even though the bright and fiery part of the sky is way over to the right hand side i believe the curve of the water heading left is a good counter too this. Just for your info, the strange concrete blocks are the remnants of WW2 coastal defences The eagle eyed among you will spot where this stream exits into the sea, I would rather it featured a bit more prominently in the photo but you cant have everything!

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‘bout time i updated Selfi’s evolution line ^^;; Here is my floating slug for the Digifake week. And that lovely fluffy most precious green bean is @calament ‘s Sabamon, im love her.

Name: Plashtiencaumon ( “””english””” transcript of the czech word ‘pláštěnka’ designing both the raincoat and the algae she’s based on: Chlamydomonas. the ‘cau’ is also a reference to her precise species C. caudata) 
Level:Baby II
Type:Lesser
Attribute:Data
Main evolution line:  Klamidomon > X > Selfinmon 
Other options: (sorted by occurrence) 
   From - Nyokimon, Choromon, Yuramon, Poyomon
   To - Alraumon, Elecmon (virus), Floramon, Otamamon, Betamon, Bakumon

Attacks:
 Glitter Bubble : Spits sparkly bubbles dealing about the same almost non-existent damage like the regular Bubble attack. They look prettier tho.
 Photon Zap : Again, this attack is mostly for the aesthetic. Although the sparks can look impressive, they don’t usually sting much worse than a static spark you get from your sweater… They can be discharged from the tip of the tail and the sides in the middle of her body similarly to where the hands would have been. They depend in equal parts on Plashtiencaumon’s mood and access to the sunlight.

Trivia:

  • Based on yet another species of Chlamydomonas, more oval shaped than the classic reinhardtii, as well as my first design of Selfi’s baby II level from back when i was a lil kid
  • Chlamydomonas are a biological model for both flora and fauna centered research hence Plashtiencaumon are able to evolve in both plant and animal-based rookies. 
  • They usually float but that requires at least a previous exposure to sunlight, if kept in dark for too long they can only slither around slowly and soon become lethargic and depressed. 
  • Their raincoat can be taken off, but they dont like At. All.  Even when it’s not raining. There are speculations they use it to photo
  • The darker yellow bits are not hands, simply lace on the raincoat, their flagellas on the other hand are very dexterous. They sprout on their head, tucked under the hood and emerge through the holes on the back. 
the signs as mumford and sons

mumford and sons are a band that was formed in britain in late 2007. consisting of marcus mumford, ben lovett, winston marshall, and ted dwane, most of the band’s songs fall into the category of folk rock and other alternative sub - genres. the themes of a substantial amount of their music is heavily drawn from literature such as shakespeare, the odyssey, and plato’s cave, while several other songs do consist of more modern themes such as a relationship ending on bad terms and even just depression in general. overall, mumford and sons are an absolutely fantastic band and in this post, I’ll be showing how each signs of the zodiac relates to one of their songs.

Originally posted by idlers-beatle-dream

aries // | “holland road” | this song details the narrator’s struggle through a relationship or another difficult circumstance. he does struggle heavily with this, but he has a heart of stone and presses on. he focuses more on himself and eventually escapes the difficult situation and still believes no matter what.

taurus // | “lover’s eyes” | this song covers the themes of a lover that the narrator has given everything to, both emotionally and physically. he wishes not to discuss the price he paid for his lover and has to live with his quiet anger towards this. he still, after everything, gives anything he has to his lover.

Originally posted by iftheworldatlarge

gemini // | “winter winds” | this song talks heavily of the topic of the heart and head warring over something. in this song, that something happens to be love. like the two - sided gemini, this song involves two sides warring over one person’s actions and never reaching and agreement or conclusion.

cancer // | “ghosts that we knew” | this song can be taken either way as relating to cancer - from the narrator’s perspective or the person he is directing the song towards. the narrator is singing towards his lover who has devoted everything to him and is thanking them. he asks them to show him the light and pull him from the darkness. a cancer can do this, but will also desire this. they will show you the light but will also fall into the darkness they pulled you from.

leo // | “little lion man” | obviously, the song about a man being compared to a lion would match leo. and, in all seriousness, it does. it covers themes of a man that was so full of pride that it eventually led to his ultimate demise. his pride and confidence got in the way of love and is now his downfall.

Originally posted by gabotienepulgas

virgo // | “after the storm” | this song centers very strongly on themes of depression and escaping it, with the mentioned “storm” being the depression. virgo has a very analytical and sometimes pessimistic outlook on life and this can, of course, lead to a downfall into depression. but yet, virgo knows it will end someday. they will find happiness in some way.

libra // | “lover of the light” | libra, being the romantic that they are, are also idealists. they dream of the perfect relationship and will always find flaws in the one they may currently have. they will be your goal and you can be theirs. they want to have and hold someone, but can never find the perfect one and keep them. it’s a tragically beautiful song, just like libra.

scorpio // | “thistle and weeds” | to begin, this song has always had a scorpio - ish vibe to me. it has a very dark tone to it, an almost menacing and even ominous one at that. it also covers themes of losing one’s hope and barely holding on, but still finding the strength to do so.

sagittarius // | “hopeless wanderer” | this song definitely suits sagittarius. it covers themes of wandering for one’s entire life and simply wanting someone to hold or to hold them. they never can find someone perfect or as adventurous as they are and this leads to continuous disappointment. all they need is someone.

capricorn // | “i will wait” | although the this song has received much exposure ( maybe even a bit too much ), I wanted to include it here. capricorns are analytical and will settle if it will make you happy, very much like cancer, their sister sign, will. they will wait for you as long as it takes, but you must eventually be there for them, or they will move on in an instant. many see capricorns as being unemotional, but this is far from the truth. they feel so much but hide it so deeply and wait for someone to find it.

Originally posted by saywhattheysay

aquarius // | “dust bowl dance” | although the this song does include some historic and literary elements, it can also be compared to more modern and emotional themes. the ending of this song ( sorry to spoil ) shows the narrator actually killing someone after they broke their pride. now, aquarius is not exactly murderous, but they possess quite a large amount of pride. if someone is actually able to break this pride, their consequences will not be pleasant.

pisces // | “the cave” | the reason that pisces matches this song is that this song describes themes of enlightenment and escaping a cave- whether it be metaphorical or literal. pisces is a dreamer and and idealist and imagines a perfect world rather than being trapped in a cave. and if they can escape, they will bring you with them no matter what.

Originally posted by istretchmyarmsintothesky

Warning: Dragon Age Inquisition end game, Trespasser, and Jaws of Hakkon Spoilers Ahead


One of the things I find so interesting about Solas is how almost everything he says and does can be seen two ways. Of course banter and conversations with him get scrutinized, and rightly so (I personally think some of his banter with Cassandra gives us some of the most interesting insight into his thought process), but I find it interesting that there are also double meanings with his approvals and disapprovals.

Before I go further, let me explain how I see the approval/disapproval system. To me, the (dis)approval system breaks the fourth wall a bit and gives us, the players, an insight into companions that the PC doesn’t necessarily have. I see it as the truest indicator of a companion’s values, thoughts, world view, etc. In other words, if a companion says one thing, but his or her approval indicates another, I think the approval is the true gauge to go by (even if it is only on a subconscious level for the companion). What’s interesting about Solas is the writers had to be able to give us an honest approval system without tipping their hand to his true identity. Thus, many of his approvals and disapproval can be interpreted two different ways.

For instance, when in the Hinterlands there is a quest to convince an elven healer to go help at the refugee camp. If you try to convince her to help by saying something along the lines of “history will remember you for helping,” Solas disapproves. Pre-endgame, you could interpret that as him being annoyed that the Inquisitor is so naive. History has not typically remembered elves kindly. Just look at Shartan or Ameridan. But, once you know that Solas is Fen’Harel you can look at it another way. History has not remembered him kindly. Heck, history barely remembers him at all and where it does it’s been so misshapen that only the barest of details remain true.

Another example is when you talk to him after the ball at the Winter Palace. He mentions how he had forgotten how much he enjoyed courtly intrigue. If you question him as to when he’s ever been a part of courtly intrigue, he disapproves. Pre-endgame, if could be interpreted that he’s annoyed you haven’t listened to him say, over and over again, that he’s seen things in the Fade. Post-endgame, however, it could be that he’s frustrated because you’ve got just a bit too close to learning about his past (note, this is also one of the few times he actually gets flustered). Or it could be because he’s been reminded of how out of place he is in this world. He may not want to be seen as a god and he may not have freed the elven slaves for his own glory, but Solas does enjoy it when people recognize his intellect and knowledge. To have someone question his exposure to intricate politics (something he’s extremely well versed in) has got to sting a little.

Sorry for the long ramble. This just has been bumping around in my mind for a while and I really wanted to share!

Fade-rocks in the Hissing Wastes

You know something that’s been bothering me for some time now? The various strange, dark. pointy rock formations in the Hissing Wastes. Just sitting there, smack dab in the middle of nowhere, completely unlike all other solid rock in the area.

It’s quite apparent that they’re fade-rocks, as they look just like the ones you find in the fade and at the ruins of the Temple of Sacred Ashes. The fact that they usually appear in a circle-formation around rifts support this.

Why do they glow green, though? And why the particle effect that is so very similar to the one on red lyrium? Could it be a third kind of Lyrium? possibly, but a more likely theory is that it is Veilquartz, the ore that drops from rifts in the Frostback Basin, in raw form. 

These rock formations don’t show up there, though…

Anyway, from how they are placed, it looks like they’ve fallen down from the Breach, doesn’t it?

But that’s a little strange, no? The Hissing Wastes is one of the regions that are located the furthest away from the conclave explosion. Why don’t we see these in other areas that are way closer, like Emprise du Leon or the Hinterlands?

To be fair, they DO show up in the Emerald Graves, but then again, none of those glow green… Long-time exposure to the rifts, perhaps? Seems possible, considering that the Hissing Wastes is a late-game area, so by the point you get there, they’ve probably been there a while.

That doesn’t explain their absence in the Emprise du Leon, though. I doubt that the Red Templars would bother removing them and the rest of the area is in too poor a state to be able to do anything about them.

But if they came from the fade, why would long-time exposure to rifts change them? And why don’t we see any of the glowing green stuff in the fade in the first place?

It’s likely simply environmental design, as the HIssing Wastes are very large and barren. They needed to shake things up a bit, make it look more interesting.

But what if there’s something more to it?

Some time ago I found this little rock, of the same brand as the other rock formations, save the green-glowy parts thatonly showed up near rifts. 

Alone save for a few ruined statues and a few buddy-rocks, no rifts around it, no landmark in sight, in the middle of absolutely nowhere. Probably fallen from the breach, right?

Wrong. 

After taking a closer look, I noticed something interesting. The direction of the impact. By observing the direction that the tip of the stone was pointing, which was the same direction as that of its buddies I might add, I noticed that it pointed to the north-north-east.

And considering where the Hissing wastes is on the map…

North-north-east is nowhere near the direction of the breach.

So, that begs the question, just where did these rocks come from if not for the breach? Was there a previous breach in times now forgotten? That seems unlikely. The hissing wastes is a desert, and a desert is constantly shifting. Any loose, fallen rock like that would have been long buried. They must have landed there recently. Unlike the dwarven ruins in the area, they’re quite small and situated on comparatively unstable ground.

Space-rocks? Wrong shape, but… space-rocks?

You know what, I’ll just call the green, glowy stuff space-lyrium until I think of something better.

Thoughts, anyone?


(Also, hey Jez! I developed the theory a bit! *waves franctically* I hate to bother you, but I have pretty much no one else to discuss this with, not even IRL, and it’s really bothering me! 

…this wouldn’t be an issue if I actually had any followers… TwT)

sophiamartini  asked:

Hi! Do you have advice for taking photos when the light is bad? Those days where the sky is grey and all the colours are off.

That is indeed a bit of a problem and depends largely on the subject of your photography of course. Since you mentioned gray sky and dull colours, and knowing your photography-blog @principioinfinito, I presume you are talking about outdoor sceneries, like landscapes.
Overcast days are sometimes a bit tricky at first glance. Not only because of the missing light, but also because of missing shadows. On overcast days, the light is very soft and so we have extremely low contrasts, hence: almost no shadows. But shadows and contrasts are what make a photo interesting most of the time.
Days like these can be very challenging. Things look differently. A plain gray sky is usually not something that is very exciting. So… well… as stupid as it might sound, if it’s not exciting then don’t photograph it. I honestly believe that good photography is to a very large extent a heavy (sometimes even brutal) selection process. In both: Choosing the subject and then throwing away the photos which don’t work. Not that I follow my own advice *lol* else I couldn’t post a photo a day, but only showing the best of the best of the best, is an important step. But I’m rambling.
A gray, plain sky can be interesting though, if it’s contrasting to details, shapes, patterns.
Another approach is to go closer. I found that on days like these, because of the soft light, trying to capture details can be a very fascinating endeavour.
You can also have in mind that - while removing contrast in post-processing is sometimes not too easy, sometimes even impossible - you can introduce contrast quite easily. The benefit is that you can capture lots of details which might get lost in high contrast sceneries, and then introduce contrast to you liking. That offeres a lot of control in post-processing. One reason why I love foggy days btw.

How to deal with low light and dull-colours? There is no real antidote for low light other than fast lenses, longer exposure times, and probably higher ISOs. Not too long ago, I was one of those people to say: Don’t care too much about ISO’s. Modern cameras are very good with noise and stuff. And I still feel that way. But since I overcame my lazienss and carry my tripod with me a bit more often, and so can easily work with longer exposure times and so with ISOs as low as ever possible and I’m not restricted to wide aperture openings. Low ISO’s btw. not only because of lower noise, but also because of a better dynamic range.
Tripods come in all shapes and sizes. Even a small table-tripod (or a bean-bag) can be very useful. I usally have my table-tripod with me. Alternatively you can check monopods. I personally don’t like them too much, but they come in handy sometimes.

Colours… well… If colours aren’t great, why not play with them? Changing the white-balance setting… making things a bit cooler or warmer… If things don’t look great around us, why not change them in camera? And dull colours can be very easily enhanced in post-processing. Or you can go the b/w way. If a day is dull, why not ride the wave, you know? Making it a bit more dull.

In the end, it’s all about making the best out of a situation. Sometimes we can’t change what is there. So trying to find a different approach can be huge fun. And that is the great thing about digital, isn’t it? We can simply delete photos. And they don’t cost a cent. We don’t have to justify our expensive hobby *lol* Because once we have a camera, a battery, and a card, we have everything needed. So it’s not expensive anymore ^^ And we can go crazy. In a good way.

These are my 2 cents and what I came up with.
Maybe someone else want to chime in. I know, we can’t comment at the moment, but in case someone has something to add here, they can simply submit that to @letstalkphotography and I will either reblog this or link it as an edit in this ask.