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#tidappreciationweek17: day seven ≡ free for all: will’s death

Will. For a moment her heart hesitated. She remembered when Will had died, her agony, the long nights alone, reaching across the bed every morning when she woke up, for years expecting to find him there, and only slowly growing accustomed to the fact that that side of the bed would always be empty. The moments when she had found something funny and turned to share the joke with him, only to be shocked anew that he was not there.

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The Infernal Devices Appreciation Week
↳ Day 7: Free for all » The London Institute

“Whatever you are physically… male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy – all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.”

Me: i love reading because it’s so relaxing

Me: *swears constantly*

Me: *curses author’s name*

Me: *cries 263721 times*

Me: *thows book against the floor*

Me: so :) relaxing :) :) :))))))

Will: (ง •̀_•́)ง
Jem: Will no
Will: (ง •̀_•́)ง
Jem: -sighs-
Jem: (ง •̀_•́)ง

ask thing because most of the others are about kissing and stuff
  • 1: a video game you'd recommend
  • 2: favourite pair of socks
  • 3: an odd thing from your room
  • 4: if you made a gang what would the design/text on the back of our matching jackets be
  • 5: if you were in a fantasy world what would be your 'trademark' item/feature
  • 6: if you were an npc what quest would you give (and what reward)
  • 7: dream Lego set
  • 8: do you have any scout badges
  • 9: a book you'd recommend
  • 10: favourite 'made-up' creature from any universe
  • 11: what instrument(s) do you play/any you wish you could play
  • 12: a character you wish you could pull off the perfect cosplay for
  • 13: favourite Terrible™ movie
  • 14: do you speak any other languages
  • 15: how many time telling devices are in the room with you
  • 16: a random useless fact you know
  • 17: create a tag urself meme description of yourself
  • 18: what is your weapon of choice
  • 19: do you like _________ [default word is waffles]
  • 20: all the questions!! (and/or your own)
ask me! “if you were a(n) _____, what would you be?”

🌎 planet
🃏 character archetype
👥 social media site
🔮 witch
👻 mythical creature
📚 (hogwarts) professor
🗣 language
💻 program from microsoft office
💇 hair style
💯 number
💎 gem
🎸 indie band (made-up or real)
🛍 chain store/restaurant
☕️ drink
🔑common household object
🖼 art movement
🐶 animal
🛂 idiom/saying
🎨 color
📱 electronic device
🍛 food
🏺 time period
⚔ rpg class
🏀 sport
👾 pokemon
🚦 traffic sign
💃 dance
🐸 meme
📖 literature genre
🎵 music genre
🍬 candy
👽 alien
💊 disease
🌽 vegetable

(be as specific in your answers as you like!)

The limits of violence: why Toffee won’t be defeated through force alone.

In this analysis, I’ll talk about the fight against Toffee in “Starcrushed,” compare it to “Storm the Castle” and “Into the Wand,” and discuss the implications of this comparison. This will be the first of two analyses I have planned for the season two finale. The second analysis will discuss the finale’s contrast between Moon and Star and include a breakdown of the narrative structure of both episodes. (The number of analyses may change based on whether or not I notice anything new between now and then.)

Since “Starcrushed” is still fresh in all our minds, let’s first go all the way back to the season one finale, “Storm the Castle.”

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15 tips for traveling alone

I recently returned from a four-month trip around Europe. I backpacked to Spain, Portugal, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Germany, Norway and The Netherlands, sometimes with my best friend, sometimes with new friends, and sometimes all alone. 

Travelling alone was one of the best experiences of my life. You’ll surprise yourself with your keen intuition, your ability to cope with a new language, your friend-making skills, your geographical bearings and overall just how much you enjoy doing whatever you want, whenever you want - from eating whenever, going wherever and doing whatever you feel like doing. Sometimes I had gelato for breakfast, once I spent six hours in a museum, a few times I slept til midday, I went to a music festival solo and I swam in the ocean morning, noon and dusk. 

But travelling alone can also be problematic and lonely if you’re not properly prepared. Here’s some easy tips that really enriched my experience travelling alone. 

1. Laptop smart
Not only is it exceedingly hard to navigate foreign transport sites from a phone, my laptop proved really valuable to me when I needed precious downtime, which was about once a week. I loaded up a portable hard drive with movies and boxsets so I could retreat into my own little world with my headphones on to watch a movie in bed when I needed a bit of ‘me’ time. 

2. Device smart
- I subscribed to Spotify Premium for $10 a month and built myself some playlists by mood - chill, happy, groovy, pensive. Then I downloaded them, so they were available offline.
- I also downloaded Tripit, an app that links with your email and builds you an automatic itinerary based on your email confirmations.
- I also downloaded Maps.me, an app with offline maps and GPS location so I was never lost. I dropped a (permanent) pin on the location of my accommodation in each city so I always had my bearings. 
- Also make sure your emails are accessible on your phone - I found the Gmail app to be the best option for me, because many of my emails were available offline - valuable when I needed an address or confirmation number, which was a lot!

3. Spend smart
I went with Citibank Australia, who offer a Citibank Plus everyday account with fee-free withdrawals and fee-free transactions anywhere in the world. Shop around your banks and see what deal you can find - don’t just go with your own bank, who might smash you with withdrawal and transaction fees. Every dollar counts when you’re overseas.

4. Insure smart 
This was a non-negotiable. I actually submitted two claims after this trip - one for a lost phone and another for a change of trip. Make sure you know what you’re entitled to before you commit to a policy - valuables up to $1,000 is essential if you’re taking that laptop or smartphone!

5. Pack smart
A few quick tips:
- Don’t take anything that needs ironing. You’ll never wear it, trust me. 
- Bring your runners so you can walk miles during the day. It really made all the difference for me - on days I wore them I could walk up to 30,000 steps without any pain whatsoever. 
- Bring your flip flops for showering. Tinea is rampant in hostel world!
- Bring exercise gear. I always moved from place to place in my exercise gear - it’s easy to sleep in on long haul bus-rides, and you don’t want to wear your 15kg pack with bad shoes - it hurts your ankles!
- Pack, then don’t take half the things you packed. Every little thing is a lot heavier on your back in the blistering heat, trust me. And they have toiletries in other countries too, you know!

6. Disembark smart
- Always carry some cash with you for the country you’re going to - for me, it was mostly euros. It was essential for my commute from the airport, and when I forgot to arm myself with currency, I was left disoriented, tired and wandering around trying to find an ATM while not getting robbed.
- It’s also worth Googling bus or train information before you board your plane, so you know the fastest and cheapest way to your accommodation before you land. Taxis are tempting - but will run your budget dry quickly. 

7. Book smart 
- Book directly through the website, not the compare-sites - it’s cheaper! This includes airlines, bus companies and train websites, and the hostel websites when it comes to booking your accommodation.
- Also, always book your bits and bobs in a private browsing section. Airline websites have algorithms that send the ticket prices up if they log your IP looking at a price a couple times to create a sense of urgency in you.
- But don’t feel like you need to map your whole plan out before you even leave home - I purposefully left gaps in my plan and life filled them in. I stayed with europeans I’d met overseas, travelled with new friends and went to countries that I had no plans on going to, like Norway (one of my favourite countries in the end!) 

8. Backup smart
After every country I backed up my phone to my laptop and my laptop to my hard drive. If you trust the Cloud, backup to there too. It is devastating to lose travel photos - they’re about the most important thing you own when you travel. 

9. Stay smart
- Hostelworld.com is the go-to site for hostels. If I was nervous about my choice, I’d usually book one night in and extend my stay if it felt right. I always read plenty of reviews for each place, particularly taking notice of the location rating. Cleanliness in the bathroom, uncomfortable beds or a tiny kitchen were things I could deal with. A 30 minute commute to the city was something that wore me down pretty quickly.
- Speaking of the kitchen - that ‘free’ shelf in the fridge is your best friend - use it!

10. Be alone smart
- Find a local pub and go and sit at the bar with a good book. Strike up a conversation with the bartender - they are probably bored out of their mind! Bartenders have a wealth of cultural knowledge about their city that you’d never find on Trip Advisor - ask for their hot tips on eating, drinking, shopping and the sights. I asked each bartender to draw all over a fold-up map in each city so I had a visual reference - it helped me pair things together that were close by so I could plan my days better.
- Also, do the walking tour on your first day. They are usually free (the tour guides live on tips) and they are the most useful introduction to a city - not to mention hugely interesting.

11. Commute smart
If you’re wondering if you should walk or get a metro, walk. If you’re wondering whether you should get the metro or a bus, bus. The metro is fast, but you see nothing. 

12. Dress smart
- If you’re spending the day exploring, wear one less thing than you think you need to. It’s awful being hot and sweaty, but easy to speed up if you’re feeling a little nippy. Plus, your thighs will thank you when they can crush steel between your rippling muscles!
- Runners are pretty much always the best option - you’ll double your productivity with them on. 

13. Mini-pack smart
Your daypack should contain:
- headphones
- a book
- a city map (to ask the locals to circle their favourite places on!)
- a knife and fork (plastic, for impromptu lunches in the park or by the water)
- a water bottle. Water is your best friend between all that exercise you didn’t realize you were doing (win!), the salty restaurant meals you’re eating (yum) and the drinking (inevitable). Drink it in litres - otherwise you’ll be perpetually dehydrated and wondering why you feel so tired. 

14. Wash, dry and iron smart
It’s inevitable you’ll have to wash atleast once a week. Face it, pretty boy. Mama aint here to help you now. 
- Every night, wash the underwear you wore that day in the shower. It takes five seconds, stops them from stinking up the place (we all know undies get the most dirty) and fresh undies are one of life’s little pleasures!
- You can iron out major creases by wetting a towel and wiping the clothing while it’s on you (it’ll dry), or bringing the item on a coat hanger into the shower area (the steam makes the creases drop out) 
- Splurge occasionally and get laundry done. Most hostels do it for less than $10, and having fresh clean dry clothing one of those amazing little things that lifts your spirits when you’re out of your comfort zone. 

15. Socialise smart
Talk to people! Everyone is the best version of themselves when they are travelling. Strike up conversations with people you would never usually speak to, especially those travelling alone as well. Ask them their story, compare itineraries, go on adventures together and who knows? You might just make a friend for life. 

 Steele ended up in a tight spot after her shrinking device broke down on a pirate vessel. It had only been a matter of time before the device broke down at the most inappropriate moment and the pirate she was trying to take into custody was more than happy to take advantage of it. Turning Officer Steele into an Officer Snack.

Luckily for her the anti acid pills she carried were more trustworthy than the prototype size changer. Though she didn’t have a watch her internal clock told her she had been in the constantly moving fleshy prison for about a day but thanks to the pills she looked none worse the wear. Though the physical beating and ever present heat from the shifting and pressing walls was tiring she was fine. The pirate was likely in more danger of starving than she was of digesting.

How To Care For Your Caregiver; Nightmares.

Real life CGL type relationships;

-Have a bottle of water next to the bed!
-Big supply of kisses and hugs
-Let them cuddle your favorite stuffie !
-Turn on your listening ears and ask if they’re okay, how they feel, and if they need to talk about it
-Be a brave little toaster even if the nightmare is scary to you too
-Assure them that their nightmare is just a dream but validate that it was scary and hard.
-Hug and kiss them more!
-Try to read or tell them their favorite story so that they can fall back asleep, act it out with your stuffies !
-If they can’t go back to bed find their favorite snack and put on a mutually loved movie.
-If they don’t want to talk about it or need space, it isn’t your fault! Sometimes needing care or having a nightmare is embarrassing or private.
-Let them know that you’re there for them and that you love them bunches.

For long distance CGL type relationships;

-Ask your caregiver to call you on skype or the phone so you can talk to them sweetly.
- If you can call make lots of kissy noises !
-Be a brave little toaster when listening to your caregivers nightmare even if it’s really scary!
-Tell them to get a drink of water cause it always helps!
-Find funny or cute pictures online and send it to them!
-Watch a movie by pressing play at the same time on your devices
-Read or tell them a story through chat or voice ! If you have a cam you can use your stuffies to act it out.
- If your caregiver needs space, it isn’t your fault! It might be easier for them to deal with a nightmare by themselves.
-But give them lots of love and tell them you’re there for them when they want to talk.

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H E R O N G R A Y S T A I R S

“How they loved each other, these three, how they had suffered for each another, and yet how much joy they clearly took from simply being in the same room.”

loving him, loving her. (m) | 01

Pairing: Taehyung x Reader

Genre/Warnings : Smut, Angst  /  languagementions of cheating

Word Count: 10,062

Description: When the feelings that you’ve always had for your friend Taehyung lead you down an unsteady path, you end up getting stuck. It’s an endless cycle of leaving her for you, and you for her, but there’s only one of you that he truly loves—and unfortunately you know you can’t make him say your name, when all he knows is hers.

A/N: inspiration comes from the song her (loving you). also this is the full length scenario of a drabble (here), that i wrote a couple of months ago


You sensed the emptiness before you even opened your eyes, but it didn’t make the ache in your chest feel any less painful when you saw the vacant space next to you, where his body used to lay. You reached out, running your hand along the rumpled sheets, it was cool to the touch, meaning he’d been gone for a while.

It looks like they made up again.

You weren’t sure how long you stared at the empty space on the bed, a million questions running through your mind. Did he hesitate when he climbed out of the sheets this time, silently slipping his clothes back on, as he left you alone, again

You rolled to your back, staring up at the ceiling, the want to sleep completely dissipating from you. Your mind was instead occupied with the memories of tonight. Swollen lips, clashing teeth, fingernails on skin, heavy breathing, lust-filled stares from him, and love-infected gazes from you. The thoughts make your heart race, and you can almost perfectly remember the feeling of his breath on your skin and his voice in your ear. 

But now you were left with nothing.

No person to cuddle with when the night got too cold, no person to wake up to when morning finally came, no person at all.

No Taehyung at all.

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drarry  fic rec - me...by me

alright that’s it I don’t care anymore. i’m reccing (and rating) my own damn drarry fics. i don’t care.

How to Apologise To Harry Potter in 10 Days

18k, Post Hogwarts, Auror!Potter, Draco’s POV, fluff, minor angst
exactly as it sounds. 9 days of Draco being a coward and 1 day of him finally apologising…amongst other things. 10/10 total rip off of that Gwyneth Paltrow movie

I Hex You, You Hex me
4k, Eighth Year, Hogwarts, Harry’s POV, fluff, minor angst
my first ever drarry story. just an excuse to experience that cringe inducing but addictive second hand embarrassment through Harry when his feelings become obvious. 8/10 at me using masturbation as a plot device

9 Times Harry Potter Rescued Draco Malfoy
1k, Eight Year Hogwarts, fluff
me being lazy and basically just writing a screenplay and pretending I did it on purpose for the art. i’m not doing a summary for you – just read the title. 9/10 I hate writing descriptions

Hot Tea
13k, Post Hogwarts, Contrived “Date”, Harry’s POV, Malfoy snark alert, fluff, minor angst
me thinking I’m clever because the title is a metaphor for Draco Malfoy. I’m not going to explain it to you. Harry sort of not really takes Draco on a date and Draco sort of very much enjoys it. this is my best drarry because of the snark factor. 17/10 would willingly drown in Malfoy snark

Dangerously Boiling Hot Explicit Tea
5k, Hot Tea sequel, Harry’s POV, just smut really, all the dirty talk
a venture into smut that clearly demonstrates how much I enjoy talking about sex, but how little I like actually following through. still explicit though. 153/10 could jerk off to

The Softer Side of Draco Malfoy
WIP, Eighth Year Hogwarts, Harry’s POV, mystery, fluff, minor angst
Harry spills a potion on Draco. Draco starts acting weird. it’s a mystery. I can’t say anymore. sorry. what do you think a mystery is anyway? 14/10 but only if we get to see the harder side of Draco Malfoy too

How to Kiss Draco Malfoy in 10 Days
WIP, Sequel to How to Apologise, Harry’s POV, fluff
everyone knows sequels are where the money is at, or in this case, the kudos. at least I hope. i’ll get back to you on that. Harry is pining for Draco…good thing he keeps turning up at the office. 12/10 easier to write when you’re recycling a story

and that’s all my drarry. please come again. (not sexual)