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Master Devil Do Not Kiss Me 《恶魔少爷别吻我》 Season 2 Ep. 18

Even if I say things that may hurt you, do hateful things, no matter how bad my attitude, please don’t ever leave me.

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This is my message to the USA (x)

In OW I once apologized to a solo-healer when I was at 4 HP, for accidentally saying, “I need Healing!”

Troy was lead to believe- by Gabriella- that Ryan was trying to move in on Gabriella and steal her from Troy.

Gabriella breaks up with Troy.

The next time that Troy speaks to Ryan, he apologizes to him for all of Ryan’s hard work choreographing an act for the Wildcats in the Lava Springs talent show seemingly going to waste,

expresses that he’s “looking forward” to watching Ryan play baseball, and caps it off with-

FYI: Troy was single, at this point in the movie. 

i decided to break up with my LI in my 2nd playthrough and l guess because of that Zig doesnt ask me out? Cause I technically never shown interest in him. But then Becca states isnt that barista into you or something like that and then my MC was like i let him down gently and wut?

Originally posted by desingyouruniverse

Also like… you end up doing the cha-cha slide dance after talking to Zig? and basically the ending is very different depending on who u date I guess LOL.

2 turning points in my life:
-when i got bangs for the first time like 4 years ago
-when i started wearing bandanas with long hair like 4 months ago

Emerald City Comicon Schedule!

Friday: Pirate Aranea!

Saturday: Dead-god tier Vriska!

Sunday: Flarp Terezi!

if i have any followers attending, please feel free to stop and say hello! I’d be more than happy to chat it up and meet you! 

If you’re ever fighting someone who has the power over your mind…whether light or dark…play pazaak. Start listing hyperspace routes. Recite engine sequencers.

And when they try to use their powers on you, suddenly it’s not as easy as they thought.

Because you’ll be right here with me, playing pazaak, where they can’t reach you.

—  Atton, Knights of the Old Republic II

I’d bet money that wasn’t the first time a gem nearly killed Greg Universe, not out of malice but out of curiosity, impulsiveness and a lack of understanding of human frailties.

I’m looking at you, Amethyst. 

Digital’s 2017 Trends Report 1.6

The digital report done by Edelman Digital is an outstanding report that introduces eight key points for the digital trend now and in the future. In this blog, I will introduce all eight trends and discuss them further by inserting my own ideas and thoughts.

The eight trends are as following:

1.     A turning point for immersive content

2.     Paid media will drive a new world of efficiency and accountability

3.     Influencer marketing will drive business impact

4.     A renaissance in search

5.     The OTT entertainment revolution

6.     Bots and the evolution of conversational experiences

7.     Effective B2B will force internal alignment

8.     Blockchain evolves from “Fintech” to “Storytech”

The first trend will focus on how interaction in virtual reality will increase and videos that interact will be high demanded. Companies such as Snap Inc. and Facebook are offering a virtual reality that answers the users demand.

The second trend will focus on how the paid media should be both efficiency and accountable such as creating a marketing that is both virtual and tangible. This trend is also suggesting that multi-channels will keep integrating with each other to provide the best outcome to the customer.

The third trend focuses on how the media should use public speakers and influencers in their marketing. This will give a new view on their marketing and the influencer can interact with the public for them. Thus, influencers will create their own brand in the long-run.

The fourth trend focuses on how Google is challenging companies to be more accountable on the information they share. SEO is evolving constantly and e.g. voice search is increasing. This means that companies need to evolve even more to what they have evolved today.

The fifth trend focuses on how the Internet-based “Over the Top” (OTT) video systems are increasing, and big companies like Netflix are increasing their customers by huge numbers. This means that there will be less viewers on traditional TV and thus, marketing in TV will be less cost-efficient.

The sixth trend focuses on how users are more likely to use chat-bots than call to the companies. This means that companies should invest more on chat-bots and increase their reachability.

The seventh trend focuses on how companies should focus their time on aligning sales through leads and thus, increase their sales revenue faster than ever before.

The eight trend focuses on how the traditional tech world is evolving in creating a story. This is another form of content creation and will be most probably a big hit in the near future.

20 Ways to Overcome Shyness:

1. Understand Your Shyness

Seek to understand your unique brand of shyness and how that manifests in your life. Understand what situation triggers this feeling? And what are you concerned with at that point?

2. Turning Self Consciousness into Self Awareness

Recognize that the world is not looking at you. Besides, most people are too busy looking at themselves. Instead of watching yourself as if you are other people, bring your awareness inwards. Armed with your understanding of what makes you shy, seek within yourself and become the observing presence of your thoughts. Self awareness is the first step towards any change or life improvement.

3. Find Your Strengths

We all have unique qualities and different ways of expressing ourselves. It’s important to know and fully accept the things we do well, even if they differ from the norm. If everyone was the same, the world would be a pretty boring place.

  • Find something you are good at and focus on doing it. An identifiable strength will boost your natural self esteem and your ego, helping you better identify with yourself. It is a short term fix, but will give you the confidence you need to break your self-imposed barrier of fear.
  • See how your unique strength gives you an advantage. For example, Amanda is a naturally quiet person who prefers to spend time alone. She learned that she listens better than others and notices things that others miss in conversations. She also discovered that her alone time has given her a better understanding of herself.

4. Learn to Like Yourself

Practice appreciating yourself and liking the unique expression that is you. Write a love letter to yourself, do things you enjoy, give gratitude for your body and its effortless functions, spend quality time getting to know yourself, go on a self-date.we

5. Not Conforming

Trying to fit in like everyone else is exhausting and not very much fun. Understand that it is okay to be different. In fact, underlying popular kid’s public displays of coolness, they too are experiencing insecurities, self-consciousness, and awkwardness. Accept that you may not be perceived as the most popular social butterfly, and you may not want to be either. At the end of the day, being popular will not make you happy. Accepting your unique qualities can set you free.

6. Focus on Other People

Rather than focusing on your awkwardness in social situations, focus on other people and what they have to say. Become interested in learning about others, and probe them to talk about themselves. You can try pondering the question while interacting: What is it about this person that I like?

7. Releasing Anxiety through Breath

Anxiety and fear can feel overwhelming if you are practicing to become more assertive in order to overcome this fear.

  • One simple technique to calm this anxiety into manageable bites is taking deep breaths with your eyes closed, while concentrating on just your breaths. Inhale and exhale slowly while clearing out all thoughts.
  • Another technique is from yoga: counting as you inhale and then as you exhale. Slowly leveling out your inhale and exhale duration. Example, 4 count for in and 4 for out. Once your breaths are leveled, add an extra count during your exhale. This means slowing down your exhale by just a tad as compared to your inhale. Continue for a few minutes until you are comfortable, than add another count to your exhale. You can easily do this in the bathroom, or in a spare room of when you need it.

8. Releasing Anxiety through Movement

One way of viewing anxiety is that it is blocked energy that needs to be released. We can release this energy through physical movement.

  • Exercises like jogging or walking will help to re-channel some of the blocked energies, but also helps by pulling you out of the situation and shifts your state of mind. This refreshed state of mind will help by adding perspectives to things.
  • Another effective technique is a simple muscle meditation/exercise. Sit down or lie down. Bring awareness to every part of your body, starting from your toes and moving up your body to the top of your head. At every part of your body, tighten the muscles at the center of awareness for 3-5 seconds, and then relax. Repeat this until you get to the top of your head. Remember to breathe.

9. Visualization

Visualizing yourself in the situation as a confident and happy person helps to shape your perception of yourself when you are actually in the situation. Close your eyes, sit back somewhere relaxing, listen to some relaxing music, imagine yourself in a scene or situation and see yourself the way you would like to be. In this scene, how do you feel? What do you hear? Do you smell anything? Are you moving? What do you see? Get all your senses involved to make it real.

10. Affirmation

Words can carry incredible energy. What we repeatedly tell ourselves, gets heard by our unconscious mind, and it acts accordingly. If we repeatedly tell ourselves that we are incapable, and too shy to do anything, we will become increasingly aware of evidence to back up this ‘fact’, and our actions will always match what we tell ourselves. Similarly, if we repeatedly tell ourselves that we are capable, confident, and wonderful human beings, our unconscious mind will likely surface the awareness that gives evidence to this new ‘fact’. While, we can’t lie to ourselves, positive visualization and affirmation are helpful in placing us along the road of positive thought patterns.

11. Do Not Leave an Uncomfortable Situation

When we leave shy situations, what we are really doing is reinforcing our shyness. Instead, face the situation square in the face. Turn the fearful situation into a place of introspection and personal growth. Become the observer and dig into yourself, answer the questions: why do I feel this way? What caused me to feel this way? Can there be an alternative explanation to what is happening?

12. Accept Rejection

Accept the possibility that we can be rejected and learning to not take it personally. Remember, you are not alone and we all experience rejections. It is part of life and part of the learning process. The key lies in how you handle rejections when they come. It helps to be mentally prepared before they happen:

  • Never take it personally. It was not your fault. It just wasn’t meant to be. The scenario was not the best fit for you.
  • Find the lesson – what did you learn? There is a lesson ingrained in every situation. And through these life lessons lies the potential for you to become a better person, a stronger person. Nothing is lost if you can find the lesson. See these as the blessings in disguise.
  • Move on. Recognize that when you fall into self-pity, you are not moving forward. Nothing will be changed from your self-pity. When you start to recognize this, it becomes clear that only energy is wasted while we feed to our problem-seeking ego. Pick yourself up, dust off the dirt and move on to the next thing. Try again, try again, try again. It will pay off!

13. Relinquish Perfectionism

When we compare ourselves, we tend to compare ourselves with the most popular person in the room or we compare ourselves with celebrities we see on TV. We set excessive expectations by comparing ourselves unreasonably to people unlike ourselves and wonder “why can’t I be that?” We carry with us a vision of another’s perfection and expect ourselves to fit that exact mold. And when we don’t fit, we beat ourselves up for it, wondering why we are such failures. You see, the problem lies in our emphasis on fitting into a vision we have created in our minds, which is not us. Let go of this perfect image, create visions of yourself out of the Being from who you are, naturally; and let that expression flow, naturally.

14. Stop Labeling Yourself

Stop labeling yourself as a shy person. You are you, you are unique, and you are beautiful. Can’t we just leave it at that?

15. Practice Social Skills

Like any other skill, social skills can be cultivated through practice and experience. The more you put yourself out there, the easier it becomes next time. If you have a hard time knowing what to say, you can practice what to say ahead of time.

16. Practice Being in Uncomfortable Situations

Sometimes, it is not the social skills we lack, but rather the lack of self confidence that we may succeed, and a heightened fear that we will fail. Placing yourself in these uncomfortable situations will help to desensitize your fear towards the situation. The more you force yourself to face it, and to experience it completely, you will realize that it is not that bad after all. It may be hard for your ego to accept at first, but quickly you will find that you can just laugh and enjoy it.

17. The Three Questions

During social settings where you may experience nervousness, periodically ask yourself the following three questions. Doing so will distract yourself from more self-destructive thoughts. Make it your mantra:

  1. Am I breathing?
  2. Am I relaxed?
  3. Am I moving with grace?

18. What is Comfortable for You?

Going to bars and clubs isn’t for everyone, and that’s okay. Understand what feels comfortable for you, and find people, communities and activities which bring out the best in you. You can be just as equally social in settings that you connect with on a personal level, than the popular social settings. You don’t have to be doing what “everyone” else is doing. Besides, everyone else isn’t necessarily happy, despite your perception as such.

19. Focus on the Moment

Becoming mindful of what you’re doing, regardless of what you’re doing, will take focus away from the self. When you are having a conversation, forget about how you look, focus on the words, fall into the words, become absorbed in the words. The tones. The expression. Appreciate it and give gratitude for it.

20. Seek and Record Your Successes

As you overcome this condition we’ve been labeling as shyness, you will have many wins and realizations about yourself. You will gain insights into the truth behind social scenarios. You will start to view yourself differently and come to recognize that you can become comfortable and confident. When these wins and realizations happen, make sure to keep a notebook and write them down. Keeping a journal of your successes will not only boost self confidence, but also shift your focus towards something that can benefit you.

Nightmare

The clock read 2:13. How were you not asleep yet? You were tired, but you’d body willed against any rest. You lay on your back, staring at the ceiling, trying to drift off. You tossed and turned, desperate at this point. 2:46. You glanced at the clock again, its red digital numbers glaring back at you. Finally, you could feel yourself slipping into a comatose state.

A dream sucked you into an alternate reality. Every fear you had lingered there, pinned against your nerves.

‘Wake up.’ You urged. Useless.
‘Wake up. Wake up. Wake up.’ You needed to get out.
'WAKE UP!’ You shrieked, terror paralyzing you.

“(Y/N)?” A distant voice called. You opened your eyes, brought back to consciousness. Bucky was leaning over you, his eyes heavy with fatigue.
“Bucky…” You choked out, near tears. He wrapped his arms around you. He understood how pain could follow you in your most vulnerable state.
“Shhh.” He whispered, stroking your hair. You clung to his shirt, dampening it with your tears. He let you cry for as long as you needed. You were shaking, and your face was stained with tears. Your chest felt heavy from all of the crying, and drowsiness washed over your body.

Bucky slowly shifted his weight so that he could lay down with you, holding you closer. You were calming down now, but you still held a death grip on his shirt. His metal arm traced small circles on your back, but he didn’t say a word. You buried your face in his neck, appreciating that your best friend was always there when you needed it.

“Bucky?” You mumbled, half asleep.
“Hmm?” He answered.
“How’d you know?”
“My room is across the hall. I couldn’t sleep. I heard screaming.” He held you tighter. A few moments of silence pass.

“Buck?” You whispered, almost asleep.
“Yes?” His voice came quickly.
“Don’t leave me, okay? Don’t go.” You snuggled deeper into him, feeling safe. Nothing bad would happen if be was there.

“I wouldn’t dream of it, doll.”