anonymous asked:

You've been to Italy before? Where else have you been?

Yes. I travel often for work. I’ve also been to London, South Africa, Berlin, Spain, Mongolia, and Tokyo within the last few years. I’ve been many other places too.

My dad used to work at an interactive history park in Indiana as an 1800’s reenactor and craftsman. Part of his job included apprenticing the blacksmith and creating iron nails. Park tourists would walk between different demonstrations of historical lifestyles and crafts, and he would speak to them as though he were a young blacksmith in 1820 and they were time-travelers.

Tourists often like to play smart, trying to catch reenactors up and get them to break character. It can get pretty obnoxious, but they’re trained to stay calm and indulgent. One day, my father was busy making iron nails and one woman scoffed and said, mockingly, “I’m pretty sure they didn’t have nails back then!”

My dad looked up at her. “Ma'am,” he said, “They didn’t screw Jesus to the cross.”

Apparently she reported him to the museum for being crass.


Journal Series: some pages from my thanksgiving holiday break. In my experience it can be really hard to journal while you’re traveling; you often don’t have the time or energy at the end of the day to sit down and journal, so my favorite method is to gather different memorabilia (Polaroids, postcards, metro tickets, menus, etc) to tape in and jot down some quick memorable things or thoughts about where you went. It’s a quick, simple, and creative way to keep all your memories.

Lest We Forget

“Yes. We, as actors, are used to travel and we’re often away from home for months. I’m not good at the phone and, for me, talking through phones and messages isn’t enough to sustain a relationship. For me it’s important to share everyday life.”


16 –year-old Margarita Chernova of Chelyabinsk was neglected by her mother and was a very troubled kid. She would run away from home often, sometimes travelling to Moscow. Once Margarita called to her school and said that there was a bomb in the building.  On 29 October 2016 Margarita went to a house party and never came back. On 5 November her body was found in the woods. Some media outlets reported that her throat was slit. Soon an arrest was made. The suspect is 23 years old Dmitry who has previous convictions. He was at the party when he accused Margarita of stealing his cellphone. She didn’t like it, started to scream and tried to destroy his television. Then Dmitry offered Margarita to go outside so they could “talk”. Instead of conversation, he stabbed Margarita numerous times and dumped her body in the woods nearby.

This years Barduil Secret Santa gift is for @carmentalis​ :>

I went with the ‘making this patchwork family with two Kings with their own realms in it work’-prompt (˘◡˘) So you’ve got Thranduil in Dale during his visit/consort-time.

For his time in Dale he left Legolas behind as his regent , who sends lots of letters to keep his adar updated (and to rant about some council members).

Sadly they can’t live together permanently since they are kings after all, but they have an arrangement where they take turns visiting each other every other season, depending on how the political circumstances are. They call it consort-time.

Their children have agreed to help them with it, so Legolas stays behind when Thranduil leaves for Dale and Sigrid does the same for her da. So all in all, though it isn’t ideal, they make it work.

(The kids travel more often between the two, though especially Sigrid cant manage as often as the others since she is the next in line to the throne and will need to take over at some point)

A bright eyes young farmer has set up a small stand on the side of a road your party travels often.

1. The food starts off looking delicious and fresh, and every time you pass after it becomes more and more horrendous. Does she ever leave?

2. She’s saving up to become an adventurer! She’s too sweet. She won’t last. Her older sister, in disguise, regularly steals and breaks her stand in an effort to keep her from affording gear.

3. Every day when she first opens a man stops by. He makes her uncomfortable and no matter where she sets up, he always fonds her.

4. She’s an assassin who sets up booths in popular towns and gives laced food to her targets, and delicious food to the rest. She possibly mixes up which food is bad.

Saving Aaliyah

Requested: could you do one involving Shawn and Aaliyah being the cutest siblings in the world?? You can make it about whatever you want but I just really love Shawn and Aaliyah



You’re having a rare date night with Shawn. It’s nothing too spectacular; honestly, you’re both just sitting in his living room watching Stranger Things on Netflix. You know you’re really late to the Stranger Things party, but you can’t help it because you and Shawn wanted to watch it together, but you had to finish Breaking Bad first. You don’t spend much time together, and the time you spend together is often traveling or just busy with other things so you don’t get a lot of down time to just watch TV. But since Shawn has been home the past week, you guys decided to dedicate tonight to watching as many episodes as you could get through. Aaliyah was sleeping over at her friend’s house and Shawn’s parents had gone out to dinner together, so it was just you two at his place.

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We made a few more prints for ya’ll :)

Natural killer T-shirt / Hoodie / Tank top / Clock / Card / Mug / iPhone cover

Live like a phagocyte T-shirt  / Hoodie / Tank top / Clock / Card / Mug / iPhone cover

Totally insensitive T-shirt  / Hoodie / Tank top

Weapons of mass destruction T-shirt  / Hoodie / Tank top / Card / Mug / iPhone cover

Obligate intracellular parasite T-shirt  / Hoodie / Tank top / Card / Mug / iPhone cover


The Irresponsible to the Mentor

Sagittarius find their spirit in living as freely as they can, to losing the plans in place of something that gives them the liberty to live how they want to, when they want to. They don’t do well with too much structure or restriction, yet in others eyes, this can lead to a recklessness, an inability to obey the rules of others and instead live without responsibility. Yet, as they grow older and under the guidance of their home house, the ninth house of higher learning and travel, they often find themselves as a spirit that seeks wisdom in many forms, and beyond this, seeks to give this wisdom to others. Their infectious spirit can fill the pages of books, but also fill the minds of those that admire them.

Silver-beaked tanager (Ramphocelus carbo)

This species is incredibly common in Amazonia, often traveling together in family groups. You’ll probably hear them before you see them, as they call back and forth with a high-pitched, liquid “chip” (it sounds similar to the call of northern cardinal). Unsurprisingly, these birds pack a nasty bite!

Can’t believe we finally made it our final Wonder of the World this week. Over the past ten years or so, my family has been traveling the world in a quest to see the Wonders of the World. Though some of these photos are a little cringy, they are some of my favorite, and always will be. The memories behind each one of these photos are ones I will always cherish. I am beyond thankful to have such a loving and adventurous family and to have had the opportunity to travel. I don’t often share personal posts, and I especially don’t typically share photos from this far back, but this week has been such a huge milestone. I can not even come close to fully expressing my gratitude in words, but I wanted to share this little collage because it makes me happy.