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Protective sentence starters??

because visualizing muses in these situations generally equates to puppies guarding each other and its wonderful

  • “No, don’t do that it’s not safe.”
  • “You’re scared of that, aren’t you?”
  • “Don’t touch her/him!”
  • “It’s cute that you tried to protect me and all, but you’re like a foot shorter than me, you know?”
  • “I will always step in between you and something like that.”
  • “Why? Because I don’t want you to get hurt, that’s why!”
  • “Do you think just because my feet don’t touch the bottom of the pool that I need a floatie?”
  • “The stepping stool is unecessary.”
  • “I’m not apologizing for what I said to that asshole/jerk… He/she was saying terrible things about you.”
  • “If you say another word about her/him, you’ll regret it.” 
  • “I don’t want to put you in that type of environment.”
  • “Make sure to tell me if you get worried, or nervous, or claustrophobic, or-”
  • “You could have been hurt.”
  • “I indirected him/her on Twitter for your honor.”
  • “I think you should leave this type of thing to me.”
  • “I’m gonna protect you.”
  • “You can hold onto me if you’re scared, you know?”
  • “I’m not leaving you alone.  Not now, not ever.”
  • “Let’s all watch a different movie.  This one freaks her/him out.”
  • “I get where you’re coming from dude, but honestly shut the hell up and don’t talk about her/him that way.”
  • “She/He isn’t an object.”
  • “She/he told me what you did, and all I’m gonna do is tell you to stay away.”
  • “You don’t know anything about her/him!”
  • “What?  You think that was funny?  You just insulter her/him, and expect me to laugh?”
  • “I’m not gonna let you put up with that.”
  • “Really, if you told me to I’d go punch them for you.”
  • “Wait, let me walk you home.”
  • “I’ll drive you, please– please don’t go like this.”
  • “It’s dangerous.”
  • “I’m worried about you.”
  • “I meant it when I said I would protect you.”
  • “I’m not stepping aside until you back up.”
  • “It’s too cold for you to come out here without a jacket on.”
  • “I’ll go see what the noise was.”
  • “Stay on the phone with me.”
  • “Promise me you’ll be safe.”
  • “I don’t feel comfortable with you going there on your own.”
  • “He/She did what to you?”
  • “I won’t let you go through something like that again.”
  • “I’m not perfect, but I’m trying my hardest to do everything to keep you safe.”
  • “Stay behind me.”
  • “I promised your mom to make sure you didn’t do anything stupid tonight.”
  • “I love you.  Of course I’m gonna defend you like that.”
  • “No, he/she isn’t good enough to take you out.  Trust me, I know.” 
  • “Are you planning to stay glued to my side this whole evening?”
  • “I’ll be okay, because I know you’re back here ready to step in if I need you.”
  • “Thank you for always sticking with me.”
  • “I’m really worried about her/him, but I don’t think he/she wants me to call.”
  • “I don’t know what I would do if something happened to you.”
  • “Like, I don’t expect to ever have to take a bullet for you, but I would.”

send a name and a sentence xx

True Black: The Tarot Deck

True Black: The Tarot Deck just lauched on Kickstarter!

*Images property of True Black Tarot, used with permission. For more deck images see the Kickstarter.

Launching on Kickstarter for the reduced price of $70 (retail $85) this deck is really a stunning work of art. Go check it out & get yours! For more deck pictures, please visit the Kickstarter page!

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26 activities to help your mind, body and soul. 

  • stretch
  • cuddle with a pet
  • go for a walk
  • put on music and dance
  • clean your room for 10 minutes
  • take a hot bath or shower
  • write down your honest thoughts
  • go cloud watching
  • take some deep breaths
  • cook a healthy meal for yourself
  • swing on a swingset
  • scratch something off your to-do list
  • go through your closet and donate clothes
  • go exploring with your camera
  • sing a motivational song out loud to yourself
  • unplug from all electronics for an hour
  • burn a scented candle
  • dress up in your favourite clothes
  • soak up the sun for 15 minutes
  • take yourself on a date
  • paint something huge
  • watch videos that make you laugh
  • write a gratitude list
  • give yourself a pedicure or manicure
  • treat yourself to dessert or a glass of wine
  • try something new

some important facts to remember about self care:

  • self care makes you more energetic and mentally present.
  • you technically don’t have to do anything and it can still be an act of self care. self care is about genuine fun and relaxation.
  • self care can help you build self esteem.
  • self care does not mean you are choosing between yourself and others. it does not make you selfish.
  • self care is important to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself and others.
  • self care is essential.

36 HOURS AFTER CONTACTING THE SUICIDE HOTLINE

the moon with its holy shadows & scars
sings to me as i brew my chai with extra cinnamon.
the chipped tea kettle: a harmony.
my moving hands: a harmony.

to think i might have missed this morning’s
sight of daffodils blooming in february,
or this afternoon’s imagining of my lover’s smile as he leans
out of his window. yesterday while i sat with the phone
in my trembling hands, someone ate a huge slice
of birthday cake, chocolate & decorated with roses
made of yellow frosting, their laughter

ensconced in candle smoke. someone bought their first
acoustic guitar in a music shop teeming with vinyls
of tender songs they might one day know how to play.
a child just figuring out how to walk stumbled
back & forth from one set of parents’ legs to another,
grinning the whole way through, like i did once
back when the only thing i knew about god
was that foxes were bright red & in the summer
damsons gleamed out from our front yard plum tree.

you’re not a burden, the person on the other end
of the line told me. this pain is temporary & one day
you’re going to know so much beauty that even
your bones will shine with the light of it.

so i hold on to my hot tea. this kitchen dances
with a silence which understands that soon the sweet
honeybees will be kissing the lavender sprigs again
& a different set of constellations will start waking up
in my blue patch of night sky.

i take my time drinking it all down. i feel the blood
inside my body, this gentle constancy of my heartbeat.
tomorrow’s forecast calls for heavy rain & you bet
i’ll be standing right there in the swelling music of it,
soaked through to the skin
& alive, & wildly alive, & achingly alive.

Ratatouille Pasta

This is my recipe for Ratatouille Pasta that’s bomb as hell and I eat it by the bucket load. It takes about 30 mins.

Ingredients:
•Pasta
•Bunch of cherry tomatoes
•Zucchini and/or Eggplant
•Bell pepper
•Onion
•Dried Mixed herbs
•Balsamic vinegar/whatever vinegar you have on hand
•Garlic in whatever form
•Salt
•Pepper
•Oil

Optional:
•Chilli/red pepper flakes if you want heat
•Fresh herbs if you have them like thyme, oregano, basil
•Parmesan or Yeast Flakes to make it vegan

Method:
1. Oven goes on at 220C/425F

2. Toss cherry tomatoes with a couple tablespoons of oil, salt and pepper and stick in the oven in a small dish

3. Chop up zucchini, eggplant, peppers and onion into cubes and toss with ¼ cup oil, 2 tsb vinegar, a couple cloves of garlic, herbs, salt, pepper and chilli if you want. I like my flavours hella strong so I go overboard always. Chuck in the oven on a tray, single layered

4. Cook up some pasta & save a little cup of pasta water

5. Toss the vegetables after 20 mins and put them back in for another 10-15 until they’re golden and delicious looking

6. Pour cherry tomatoes which should be all blistered and juicy and beautiful into drained pasta, and add a dash of pasta water to create a sauce. Add roasted vegetables and toss.

7. Add any extras on top like fresh herbs, parmesan or yeast flakes etc. Go wild with the salt and pepper if you fancy. Et voila!

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26 more activities to help your mind, body and soul.

  • enjoy breakfast in bed
  • build a pillow fort
  • paint a galaxy on your skin with non-toxic paint
  • take a bubble bath
  • play with makeup
  • bake something for fun
  • sit on your front steps or porch and relax
  • plant your own garden
  • visit your local farmer’s market
  • give your pet a bath
  • browse your favourite music or bookstore
  • buy yourself some flowers
  • sit on the beach and play with sand
  • daydream
  • go for a bike ride with a friend
  • attend a support group
  • watch the sunset or sunrise
  • lather your hair in coconut oil
  • write a list of things you like about yourself
  • watch a feel-good movie
  • order in your favourite dinner
  • watch the stars
  • brush and floss your teeth mindfully
  • put on a homemade face mask
  • masturbate or have sex with your partner
  • go to bed early and sleep in

it’s comeback season again!! time for drama, hello antis!!

there’s a post circulating around tumblr calling ‘pied piper’ predatory, pedophilic song and is an obvious attempt at bringing bts down because of personal reasons.

that person basically related song’s lyrics and misinterpreted them so if would fit their narrative. but in the end they were trying to show bts in a bad light and accuse them of making a song about r*pe which is so gross, i’m at loss of words.
the song relates to legend of the pied piper of hamelin. “piper was a rat-catcher hired by the town to lure rats away with his magic pipe. when the citizens refuse to pay for this service, he retaliates by using his instrument’s magical power on their children, leading them away as he had the rats.” so how could someone make it into this? i don’t know.

bts are making fun of obsessive fan culture, calling themselves the piper who lures kids. fans are the kids, leaving their responsibilities to listen to him. yes it’s a methaphor. in the song they’re basically telling us we should take care of yourselves because obsessing over them instead of living our lives won’t do us any good.

it’s criticizing fan culture, they’re “taking over” us with their music, enchant us and lead us away from our lives… because that’s what music is for, to forget about the reality for a moment. 

some people took interpretation to another level, relating absolutely everything to sex. i saw posts saying  the part “good girl” is a reference to daddy kink but they… never used that word. in the original lyrics there’s no “good girl”, it was just used by translator to keep the meaning. which is why only intl fans started this shit, not korean fans. i even saw a post relating pipe to hobi’s dick. for real.
in my interpretation this song is like a playful teasing between friends, they tell us they’re bad for us but it’s in playful tone. how often one of your friends said to you something along the lines “i’m horrible but you still love me”? exactly. 

this could also criticize the parents who don’t care for their children and that’s why it’s so easy to lure them, so easy for the kids to start living in a world of fantasy instead of the real one.

so those posts calling ‘pied piper; a pedophilic song are just poor attempts at ruining this comback. let’s not forget that people who started this aren’t even armys, they don’t care.

do you really think bts would write song that could threaten their reputation? they learned from their mistakes. do you really think they would make a song that could make a lot of fans feel bad? they care about us deeply. you can interpet this song as you want but don’t push it on other fans and don’t say things that could hurt bts, just because it’s not your favorite group. and before you start throwing accusations just please, use your head.

You can’t just call everyone who disagrees with you a nazi.

You can’t just call everyone who disagrees with you a nazi

You can’t just call everyone who disagrees with you a nazi

You can’t just call everyone who disagrees with you a nazi

You can’t just call everyone who disagrees with you a nazi

What would you suggest I call these people who disagree with me then?

🎃 It's Halloween! 🎃

I’m sure most of us on here are too old to go trick or treating BUT that doesn’t mean that we can’t get in on some cheap or free stuff today!

Some of the deals going on for Halloween are:

  • Applebee’s - Today is the last day to get $1 margaritas!
  • Baskin Robbins - You can get a scoop of ice cream for just $1.50!
  • Chipotle - Wear your Halloween costume and get a $3 burrito bowl, salad, or order of tacos.
  • Chuck E. Cheese - Kids who show up in costume will get 50 free tickets.
  • Del Taco - 3 tacos for $1.29 from 3pm to 11pm.
  • iHop - Kids 12 and under get a free scary face pancake from 7am to 10pm.
  • Krispy Kreme - Wear your Halloween costume and get a free donut!
  • Papa John’s - Use the promo code “CREEPY” and get a free medium cheese pizza with an order of at least $15!
  • Pizza Hut - Get 25% off your online order with the promo code “SCARYGOOD25”.
  • Sonic - Corn dogs are 50 cents all day on Halloween.

Shoutout to every woman who has ever seen a stranger crying and stopped to help her. To women who pretend they know someone at a bar to get her away from a creep. To women who stay with a stranger who is scared and too drunk in the bathroom. To women who have put their body between a girl and someone out to harm her. To women who get a friend home after she has been roofied. To women who have been in a fistfight when a man won’t keep his hands to himself. To women who are scared but send in their friend, the bartender, the bouncer. To the fact that each of those is a woman I know, most of them several women.

My friends and I saw a man chasing a woman and screaming at her. My friend who was driving pulled over hard and we threw open the door and said, “get in!” And she looked at a group of women and threw herself in, on our laps, crying and cold. We said we would take her home. She said he was telling her how he’d rape her since he bought her a drink at the bar.

If I hear one more time that getting free drinks is a privilege I will fucking scream.

for when you only have the energy to open a can of beans

ingredients:

  • can of refried beans (if, like me, you’re vegetarian, make sure you’re buying the vegetarian variety)
  • tortilla

optional ingredients:

  • shredded cheese
  • lettuce
  • cooked meat
  • condiments

instructions:

  • open a can of refried beans.
  • open a package of tortillas.
  • use a spoon to scoop some beans onto the tortilla. spread the beans out and roll the tortilla up. consume.

you have just obtained the perfect snack.

stick it in the microwave if you don’t mind using a plate.

if you’re feeling fancy, you can sprinkle on some shredded cheese. if you want to involve a vegetable you can do that. if you want to involve a meat you can do that too.

features:

  • no plate required
  • no cooking required
  • two steps
  • cheap as hell
  • the beans are already seasoned!
  • nutritious!!! beans are good for you. so are tortillas. eat that shit and feel your body get stronger.
  • it can be a snack or a meal, depending on how many you make

go forth and eat!

Reasons to Be Alive

I’ve noticed lately that many people across social media (mostly Facebook) have been saying that the most important reason not to kill yourself is because “you are someone’s child/friend/sibling/partner etc”. Their intentions are good, and caring about your loved ones is wonderful, but today I’m going to tell you that when it comes to finding reasons to survive, it’s okay to be selfish! It’s okay to want to be alive because of your own happiness! So here’s a few other reasons to be alive tomorrow, the day after, and the day after that!

  1. You might hear an awesome joke tomorrow.
  2. You might see a cute animal!
  3. That show you’re super into? The finale’s probably going to be heckin awesome.
  4. Your favorite director/studio is probably working on a super cool film right now.
  5. If you’ve been thinking about a project lately, I’m sure it’s going to be incredible when finished.
  6. Do you want to learn sign language? How about Korean? Go for it!
  7. There’s still time to meet someone you look up to.
  8. Remember that book you haven’t finished yet? The end is the best part.
  9. If someone doesn’t believe in you, stick around just to prove them wrong.
  10. You have so many good naps left to take.
  11. Want to travel? Can’t travel right now? Maybe one day soon, you will!
  12. What if you see someone super cute tomorrow?
  13. You still have time to change the world, in any way!
  14. Make art make art make art make art make art
  15. Someday you’ll be in the perfect position to make that pun you thought of in the shower last week. Don’t let a great pun like that go to waste.
  16. Guaranteed you’ll hear a new favorite song soon. It will get stuck in your head, but you’ll love it (for a while).
  17. There are tons of video games you haven’t played that you would love!
  18. Live because you have so much happiness left to experience.
  19. Live because you have so much happiness left to experience.
  20. Live because you have so much happiness left to experience.
  21. There are literally millions of super shiny pennies just waiting to be found. Like holy shit.

Please feel free to add to this list! I encourage it! Just please keep the positivity going. :)