Aries: bright eyes and a warm smile, drawing for hours on end, sharing a banana split with your friends, the scent of cherry blossoms in the spring, art classes
Taurus: a warm hug from your best friend, hazelnut cappuccinos on cool days, reading poetry books for hours on end, the scent of pears and vanilla, knowing you are going to be ok
Gemini: driving too fast down the freeway, studying till the wee hours of the morning, the scent of citrus, warm hoodies, vanilla milkshakes on warm summer nights
Cancer: morning sunlight coming through the windows, the last day of high school, cuddling with your cat, the scent of coconut sunscreen, iced tea with lemon
Leo: catching fireflies in your backyard, a setting sun that turns the clouds orange, the scent of fresh rhubarb pies, making wishes with dandelions, giggling with your best friend at 5 in the morning
Virgo: a slow moving river, roasting marshmallows with your friends, strawberry flavored candy, having a picnic on a warm day, playing with your dog, the scent of cinnamon
Libra: getting over your first heartbreak, the scent of coffee in the morning, the feeling of a cool breeze on your face, a social butterfly, hugging your mom, listening to your favorite song on repeat
Scorpio: the way traffic lights reflect off wet pavement, unscented candles, falling asleep during a thunderstorm, the feeling of a cold autumn breeze on your face, late nights in the city
Sagittarius: the scent of fresh baked pastries, thick eyelashes, falling asleep on long car rides, watching the snow fall outside your bedroom window, the elegance of gold jewelry
Capricorn: pulling an all-nighter, laughing and smiling at the littlest things, cuddling your dog, waking up to snow, the scent of freshly baked pumpkin pie, green tea lattes
Aquarius: hidden feelings, watching your favorite movie for the fifth time, the scent of fresh laundry, smiling with the girl you love, plain white t-shirts, homemade birthday cards
Pisces: freshly baked blueberry muffins, watching documentary films, the first warm day after a cold spell, reading fiction books under the covers, vanilla lattes, hugging your brother
Here is my Abyss Watcher cosplay from Naka Kon 2017! Been working on this sucker since the end of last summer and now he is all done and ready for future conventions! P.S. My friend is the one that took the pictures for me during the convention! As soon as it started snowing, he decided that it was the perfect photo opportunity.
The #FIDMMuseum in L.A. had a great exhibit featuring designs from period & contemporary TV shows on last summer. They displayed costumes from some of the greatest shows during ~peak tv~ and gave insight into the costume designers vision. Being so close to outfits faves have worn is seriously mind blowing - check out the FIDM’s website for current exhibits or jut stop by the gift shop for dope AF souvenirs!
You had just gotten to back from class to your duplex. You lived in a very nice part of town for almost a year now. It was strange, even after ten months you were still getting used to all this. You’d come from a pretty wealthy family, but when you decided that you were going to go to school for dance and not to medical school your parents cut you off.
The narwhal(Monodon monoceros), is a medium-sized toothed whale that, along with the beluga whale is one of two living species of whale in the Monodontidae family. It lives year-round in the Arctic waters around Greenland, Canada, and Russia. The most conspicuous characteristic of the male narwhal is a single long tusk, a canine tooth that projects from the left side of the upper jaw, through the lip, and forms a left-handed helix spiral. A tusk grows throughout life, reaching a length of about 5-10 feet in length. It is hollow and weighs around 22 pounds. About one in 500 males has two tusks, occurring when the right canine also grows out through the lip. Only about 15 percent of females grow a tusk, which typically is smaller than a male tusk, with a less noticeable spiral. Collected in 1684, there is only one known case of a female growing a second tusk.
melodrama through the eyes of a (fellow) synaesthete
hello everyone! just like lorde herself, i have a strong case of synaesthesia (I get colour visions, but also tastes and scents as well), so this is my attempt to review the masterpiece that is melodrama through my synaesthetical experiences
green light: car air freshener, heated highway and the visions you get when you drive in heat (a la mirages), blackberry-scented cheap shower gel, a pistachio green silk scarf, old school adidas kicks, lemon juice drops on fresh summer salad, beige satin, old black cars (a la classic cadillacs and jaguars), maple syrup, the heat of cairo at around 11 am
sober: ripehoneydew, the smell of guitar wood varnish, red satin ribbons, smudged glass coffee tables, spilled lemonade on said tables, peach vodka, the feel of white plaster in old museums where security guards are very strict, cough syrup (both the colour and the flavour), artificial smell of mint, mint gum, velvet red carpeting in old and badly aired town halls, the humidity of rainforest
homemade dynamite: 4 am sunrise straight after a storm with torn dark grey, nearly black clouds being ripped, smell of gasoline, deep puddles in cracked pavement, dimmed street lights about to go out, magenta, white musk perfume from the body shop, deep indigo of the nearly sunrise of mid may, that walk home from a rowdy night out when everyone is more or less sobered up, but not sober enough to feel shy yet, still drunk enough to be honest with affection and cursing and slightly slurred speech
the louvre: bamboo blinds, bamboo shoots, bonsai trees, flowing honey, varnished birchwood, sunlit old halls in ugly grey
soviet buildings, silver hellium-filled balloons, white shiny doors between a party-filled room and a closet where hook-ups and one-night stands take place, old oil paint, the sunny, lemon yellow butterflies, muddly skies of july, edelflower syrup in a glass of white wine, edelflower flower crowns, an expensive pool in a mansion-like house in hollywood hills, the eerie comfort and anxiety of the opening credits of twin peaks
liability: massive bouquets of lily of the valley, white lace curtains knitted by a grandmother, greyness of a sunday in a village on a last warm october day, a single light in an office on a late night in a massive skyscraper, dried flowers, drops of nosebleed on a crystal clean white sink, grey that turns into pastel lilac, the feeling of ripped paper
hard feelings/loveless: faint sunrise shining through the windows of a manhattan apartment in a skyscraper, all shades of orange spilling onto a hi-tec kitchen, cointreau liqueur, sunny warm nights on ocean beach, lukewarm bathtubs when the bath foam has fizzled, bonfires and burned marshmallows, just the beginning of feeling buzzed (like a glass of wine in), tender shades of yellow, rustiness of old heavy doors into a basement, scaffolding sounds, first sunniest days of spring after a heavy winter, sunset in the ocean, heavy fluffy sweaters / neon diner signs, anime eyes, porcelain dolls, peach-flavoured bubblegum, glass bowls
sober ii (melodrama): colour of crimson, heavy red velvet couches, smudged matte red lipstick, glass shards, ripped pearl necklaces and scattered pearls on sticky floor, red limelight, stilettos, tight black bodysuits, smoky-eyed tall models in revealing tight and latex dresses, marble furniture with golden decor, fistfights during a party, ripped suits and thrown ties and unbuttoned white shirts on boys with wealthy fathers
writer in the dark: light parakeet green, whitewashed starched tablecloths that crunch, old wooden tables, rusty cages for canaries, Advocat liqueur, big pearl necklaces on black dresses, big sunglasses (a la Audrey’s in Breakfast at Tiffany’s), sunny Sunday mornings on a patio with a cup of fancy tea, sunday clothes, white churches in greece, silver tears and crying in the backseat after a breakup, wilted flowers in a vase with dirty water
supercut: light green and orange, Love Is bubblegum, peaches, apricots, mint, Mojitos, fairy lights above people at a rooftop party, roadtrip one takes after a breakup with all thier belongings, flavoured water that doesn’t quench thirst, sparkling water with lemon and ice cubes, worn down picnic blankets, fancy dresses girls wear to the entrance into a nightclub, folding chairs, chilled champagne
liability (reprise): cold winter wind of february, the feeling on the tip of the tongue from scolding hot tea, big white rooms in museums, light green, light smoke of e-cigarette that smells like peppermint, the smell of sunscreen, the stillness of a swimming pool at noon in heat
perfect places: red wine, swinging chandeliers, red plastic cups, glass grand pianos, the last summer party in august, that warm feeling at the end of the party where everyone’s buzzed and affectionate and there’s a lot of kissing and hugging and swinging, big fake golden earrings, summer fruits, fancy hotels and luxurious lifts/elevators, skinny dipping, black velvet dresses that touch the floor, uncontrollable laughing in comfy sweaters
If you had told Dex even a week ago that he would willingly be sharing a blanket with Derek Nurse on the floor of the Haus living room all afternoon, pressed together so close they’re practically in each other’s laps, he would’ve laughed in your face.
Now, he just bangs a fist against the side of the old space heater in front of them and subtly pulls Nursey a little closer into his side. Not that there’s all that much closer to pull him.
“I told them,” he mutters. “Draft fucking central.”
He not so much sees as senses Nursey roll his eyes. “Rans and Holtzy not letting you replace all the windowpanes last year is not why the heating went out, yo.”
Intellectually, Dex know this. But it’s easier to blame their former captains for their current predicament than it is to blame the fact that he’s let routine Haus maintenance slide so much this semester that they’ve ended up here. Because if Dex doesn’t keep a close eye on things like the barely functioning water heater, or the garbage disposal that’s missing two blades and is about to fall out of the sink entirely, who will?
Except, well, he’s been distracted this year. From the moment he got back from summer break and moved into the attic with Nursey, he’s been… distracted.
okay so since the carmilla fandom is basically dead / going into hibernation until the movie i figured i’d make a fic rec post just for fun (and then go drown myself in riverdale), going from my favourites to decent ones:
Hide & Seek: So the girl and ASTRO are in two separate realities. This is marked by the change of saturation between the two. Anywhere ASTRO is, it’s overly saturated. Anywhere the girl is, it’s rather dull in comparison. The girl can’t directly interact with ASTRO and vice versa. She only can interact with ASTRO through mirrors and shadows. At the end of the music video, the girl wakes up. She was only dreaming about ASTRO. ASTRO were part of her dream.
Breathless: ASTRO are soda bottles. They’re with the girl and they’re influenced by her. If the cooler tips over, ASTRO falls. If the cooler is shaken, ASTRO is also. However, ASTRO still cannot directly interact with the girl. At the end of the music video, ASTRO wakes up. ASTRO were dreaming of the girl that once dreamed of them.
Confession: ASTRO and the girl are now together. Both of them have direct influence on each other. ASTRO makes the girl happy and keeps her company, the girl can put ASTRO in situations (like making them holding tennis rackets and then take them away, for example). At the end, it appears that the girl is leaving ASTRO. ASTRO were never real to her anyway. They were drawings, hopes and dreams of a perfect boy projected into a drawing.
The more ASTRO and the girl could communicate, the more real ASTRO became. Or did they?
To Be Continued: The name doesn’t make sense. What does “to be continued” have to do with what happened in the show?
If you think about it, it really doesn’t have anything to do with it. What’s being continued? Nothing. This is where the drama ends, leading off to ASTRO’s debut.
The girl woke up in Hide&Seek. ASTRO weren’t actually with her. ASTRO were a figment of her imagination, and she wasn’t actually with them. In Breathless, ASTRO were the one to wake up. The girl was a figment of ASTRO’s imagination, and there wasn’t actually a girl. Nobody really seemed to wake up in Confession, but ASTRO were just dreams to the girl anyway. ASTRO has never been an object in reality.
But what about the new song, the new concept, which is a direct continuation of Confession?
For the teaser photos of 붙잡았아여해 (Should’ve Held On), you might have noticed the mattress in the bathroom.
What do you do on a mattress? You sleep. ASTRO is saying that they “should’ve held on” to this dream, because once they wake up (once they become famous and wake up from this perfect dream their careers have been so far), things might change.
ASTRO being with the girl has never been real from the beginning. In Hide&Seek, they were in the imagination of the girl. In Breathless, the girl was in their imagination. In Confession, they were the hopes and dreams of someone. ASTRO have been dreaming of these girls, of their fans, of their first loves, but none of it is real. Not until now, until Should’ve Held On.
ASTRO are waking up. For the last year, over a year, since To Be Continued, ASTRO have been asleep. They’ve been dreaming about AROHA, wanting to meet AROHA, their fans, wanting to experience that first love with AROHA. They haven’t been able to, though. They’ve been dreaming about the experience.
This wasn’t ASTRO’s true debut. It was a dream. (It was a debut, but hold on, don’t get lost yet.)
In To Be Continued, ASTRO goes to the past, back to when they were high school students. In Hide&Seek and Confession, they wear school uniforms. Up until this point, every comeback has been in the past.
At the end of To Be Continued, what happens? ASTRO debuts, but it’s with a concept quite different from Hide&Seek. Surely when this was filmed, ASTRO knew they were going to debut. They might not have known when, but Fantagio must have. Agencies do tend to plan very far in advance. Even ASTRO was surprised by their debut concept being Hide&Seek. It was so different from what they did up until that point.
The following is an excerpt from XP Star Shot’s article “
Debuting with a Bright Concept? We Couldn’t Have Imagined It”
Let’s now speak truthfully. Did you think that you were gonna be debuting this zesty? Moonbin: Before debuting, I couldn’t imagine that we’d be coming out with this kind of image. Big Bang, BTS, etc., we covered a lot songs with a strong concept when we were trainees. We never really tried soft and cute so at the beginning when they played the song for us at the company saying, “You guys will be debuting with this kind of song,” I was really shocked. Since it was of a completely different feel. I remember how hard conveying ourselves and making (the right) facial expressions was.
That’s because they’ve been practicing and finding themselves for the last year and a half. They haven’t made their true debut, the debut that comes at the end of To Be Continued.
ASTRO have debuted. They had Hide&Seek with Spring Up, Breathless with Summer Vibes, etc., but none of it was real. ASTRO’s true concept, their true “debut” concept, is still to come. But they’ve already done their debut.
The debut that happens at the end of To Be Continued is still in the future from right now.
ASTRO have been practicing. When they debut with their true concept, their next album (after Winter Dreams), then they will be awake from the dream they’ve been in the last 4 albums.
If the “debut” in To Be Continued is in the future from now…
Eunwoo would be right. They have done it before. They have debuted already, but they’re still nervous because this would be a true debut.
In To Be Continued, MJ even talks about reality being cruel. ASTRO’s reality up until this point hasn’t been cruel. They have a very successful career as rookies. MJ knows reality is cruel.
But Saeron has comforting words to offer.
If you look at ASTRO where they are right now, in 2017, they are prepared for the future. They might not be the most well known group out there, but they are prepared. They know how music shows work, they know how to promote their album, they know how to treat each other and how to treat fans. They have been preparing ever since Hide&Seek.
TL;DR: ASTRO have been preparing, dreaming, up until this point. Nothing has been real. Their dreams (Spring Up, Summer Vibes, and Autumn Story) have been easy. Now they’re waking up from those dreams (Winter Dream). They’re been prepared since the beginning, and once they’re awake, they can truly live with their fans and first loves and experience reality.
-Blue wears a strange combination of floral dresses and combat boots everywhere. it drives gansey insane but in the best way ever.
-ronan is dreaming thousands of fireflies up and adam fills mason jars with them. they never die, but make the most amazing night lights. the pathway from the house to the barns in lined by these jars.
-blue steals 4 jars and goes to noah’s grave and leaves them there.
-henry ends up convincing the gangsey to finally join social media. somehow they’re all some connected by snapchat and instagram and Facebook messenger. it’s great.
-blue’s instagram contains pictures of dead flowers, blueberry yogurt, feminist novels and many pictures of trees (as well as sneaky shots of gansey labeled ‘dick’)
-ronan uses messenger to send obnoxious pictures to gansey of squash.
-henry however decided to provoke the angry irish farmer by endlessly sending pictures of him holding stuffed animals of cows and pigs through snapchat, each labeled ‘who’s the real farmer now?’
-ronan blocks him.
-adam is finally sleeping eight hours a night and is down to one job due to blessed scholarships that paid for both his residence and tuition and he has not felt this safe and happy in years.
-lots of hiking
-gansey drags them out to the woods at ungodly hours and talks about their next great adventure and quest and holy shit this boy will not stop.
-henry plays pokemon go and ronan nearly throws his phone out the window when he insists that they stop for the super rare pokebaby even if there are cars right behind them and they’re on a highway like wtf henry your priorities are sad.
-“one more time cheng”
-“YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND, LYNCH!”
-he also names the beedrill after gansey because he’s a bit of an ass.
-adam is getting boxes from nino’s for moving. blue turns his bedroom into a massive cardboard box fort, complete with cupcakes and lemonade and blankets.
-ronan likes to take naps there and dreams up flower crowns.
-gansey grows more mint plants. they’re a symbol of life to him and he never wants a single one to wilt.
-he also keeps losing his boat shoes.
-ronan looks suspicious but in the end it’s been blue all along.
-ronan steals his polo shirts. gansey is not impressed.
-driving to amusement parks! blue and henry take an unimpressed selfie each time gansey insists on pulling over to look at some historical monument at some point.
-adam is hella not convinced about the rollercoasters
-neither is gansey lets be honest because our sweet two times dead child does not want to go a third time. he dutifully follows blue on each ride though only because she is a wild child that lifts her arms up in the air and likes the rush and damnit if gansey isn’t holding tight to her hand each time.
-henry thrives on the drop tower.
-and cotton candy
-and funnel cake
-ronan takes roughly a million photos of henry’s hair since all the rides completely wrecked his carefully styled ‘masterpiece’.
-also: adam and ronan kiss and it tastes like lemonade and suddenly ronan starts craving lemonade all of the times.
-gansey has been trying to find apartments. he has a year off between school and blue wants to live for the first time uncursed.
-eventually they find a loft halfway between ronan’s farm and adam’s school.
-it’s above a used bookstore and cafe and blue falls in love with it.
-she makes curtains for the windows that are different colours and nothing in the loft matches in terms of decorations. wind chimes made from coca cola bottles and prints of frida kahlo and fairy lights hung everywhere.
-adam and ronan give them firefly lanterns.
-henry makes them paint the spare bedroom yellow and black because they all better know he is going to be crashing there.
-summer is ending and they are all painfully aware of it
-gansey has been sleeping like a normal human
-adam has been as well
-ronan still can’t be called a normal human
-blue takes a photo for her instagram account on the very last night of summer of the group in the field surrounded by the stars and fireflies and it;s beautiful, and in the photo you can almost make out the sight of smudgy boy standing next to ronan
-they all drive adam to his new dorm the next day and completely terrify his roommate
-three boys in the hallway attempted to catcall blue and had a face full of a pissed ronan and gansey, and even worse, an annoyed blue.
-henry brought far to many cactuses to decorate adam’s desk with just so he would have something to remember ronan by
-”because, you know, your boyfriend is a giant prick”
-ronan also brought a snow globe with glitter.
-blue also strings up more fairy lights because try and stop the five foot girl wearing the shirt with the words ‘not your babe’ across the front.
-ronan assists in stringing them above the desk and bed because she wasn’t quite tall enough
-gansey tears up a little bit at the sight of his boy going off to his school.
-henry takes photos and eventually talks in one of the traumatized boys that blue tore skin off verbally into taking a group photo of them.
-it’s a bit crowded, since they’re doing it in adam’s shared bedroom.
-henry has blue on his shoulders and one her hands is messing up gansey’s hair while ronan is wearing a flower crown that adam brought with him, one arm around his waist and has the smuggest smirk on his face while adam looks so blissfully happy.
-a week later blue and gansey quietly move into their loft
-three days after a doormat shows up saying “fuck off”
that one post about the summer science camp and the kids covered in shaving cream eating the watermelon alien eggs in the middle of the night isnt even surprising. Like all the comments on it are like “wtf is this” but those people have never been to a summer camp. As someone who went to one from 8th to 12th grade, summer camps are surreal and just plain weird like
that one year where the entire group had an intense obsession with old bay seasoning. old bay got put on everything. pasta. sandwiches. chips. pudding. a guy snorted it
same kid also drank dirty taco dishwater on a dare
flies on leashes
one of the guys had 4 pairs of decorative boxers. he shared them with 3 other guys and they wore them over their shorts for at least 3 days. they wore them in public. theres a picture of them doing model poses in front of a waterfall wearing fluorescent decorative boxers over their shorts
a girl deadpan goes “i am the captain now” and then pushes our counselor out of the raft into the white water rapids. he was cool with it
the 2 guys that shared a canoe and tipped their boat 7 times in 30 min
everyone imitates a velociraptor when you cross that specific field on the hike. no one questions it
the indestructable piece of firewood that became a minor deity
hearing coughing and screaming in the tents at 12 am because someone decided to kill all the bugs on the ceiling of their tent with a 10 second long spray of 40% deet aerosol bug repellent
someone put a frog in a kids shower. he let it stay in there with him. he kept it for the next 5 hours. it sat by his bowl at dinner
pillow fight using entire couch cushions in a shabby 1800′s log cabin
on the last night at camp we go back to the main property where the hotel is. the hotel kitchen has a cookie jar. we wanted cookies. so logically, we dressed in all black, put black mesh kits over our heads, grabbed a bunch of pool noodles, and “snuck” up to the half mile to the hotel, dropping to the ground anytime a car passed vaguely in our direction. we send a kid into the kitchen through a side door. he is acting as a decoy to get the staff out of the kitchen. he says he is a guest and cannot find the bathrooms (especially not the one in his guest room). he is still wearing the mock ninja attire. the last 2 staff leave to show him where the bathroom is in his own room that he doesnt actually have. everyone else in our group goes into the kitchen to get the cookies. the cookie jar is empty. we end up taking a half eaten loaf of wonder bread instead. we run back away from the hotel waving pool noodles in the air holding a loaf of wonder bread. no one questioned any part of this entire event.
basically dont underestimate the surrealist hive mind of a small group of people cut of from all social conventions for a week