the bajau laut are some of the world’s last true sea normads, living as they have for centuries almost entirely in the waters of the coral triangle - “the amazon of the seas” - in stilt houses erected in the ocean shallows. traveling in hand made long boats known as lepa lepa, they visiti the mainland only briefly in order to trade fish for rice, water and other staples. 

hunters of fish, pearls and sea cucumbers, the bajau people free dive to depths of 20 meters, hold their breath for up to three minutes, and spend up to 60% of their time in the water submerged - the equivalent of a sea otter.  it is a common practice amongst bajau people to intentionally burst their ear drums at an early age to deal with the problem of equalizing.

as photographer james morgan explains, “traditional bajau cosmology - a syncretism of animism and islam - reveals a complex relationship with the ocean, which for them is a multifarious and living entity. there are spirits in currents and tides, in coral reefs and mangroves.“ the bajau people, for example, will not spit in the ocean.

in the last few decades, however, increasingly depleted marine stocks and government efforts have forced many to settle permanently on land and abandon the life of self sufficiency known as cari laut, or searching the ocean. a dwindling few, however, still choose to live and raise families almost entirely at sea.  

photos by (click pic) mattheu paley, ck nggeoff maternapang piow kanimran kadir, ng choo kia, james morgan


Bonnie Bennett

Three’s Company (Ft. Caroline) (Smut Sunday)

Caroline Forbes

Sniffles (Ft. Kol)

Jealousy is a Bitch (Ft. Katherine)

Jealousy is a Bitch - Part II (Ft. Katherine)

Jealousy is a Bitch - Part III (Ft. Katherine)

Jealousy is a Bitch - Alternative Ending (Ft. Katherine)

Girls Night (Ft. Elena) (Smut Sunday)

Three’s Company (Ft. Bonnie) (Smut Sunday)

Important Lesson (Smut Sunday)

Damon Salvatore

One Chance


Extra Credit

Going to Forget, Staying to Remember

People Skills

Back to the Beginning

Trust Me (Ft. Enzo)

Our Future

Lovers Quarrel

Dirty Little Secret - Part II (Ft. Kai)

Dirty Little Secret - Part III (Ft. Kai)

Opposites Attract

Shower Surprise (Smut Sunday)

Family Drama

Helping Hand (Smut Sunday)

New in Town

Wild Blush

Saving a Life (Smut Sunday)

Game On

Family Feud

Davina Claire

Morning Confessions

Elena Gilbert


Come Home

All About You (Smut Sunday)

Girls Night (Ft. Caroline) (Smut Sunday)

Do It For Us

Closing Doors

Elijah Mikaelson


Forever and a Day

A Quick Conversation

The Other Man


Date Night Disaster (Ft. Klaus)

Date Night Disaster - Part II (Ft. Klaus)

Nervous Confessions



Partners - Part II

The Punishment (Ft. Klaus) (Smut Sunday)

Sour Mood (Smut Sunday)

The Perfect Secret

A Husband’s Promise

Start the Day Right (Smut Sunday)

Pushed too Far (Smut Sunday)


Friendly Teasing


Trust Me (Ft. Damon)

Making Memories


Mixed Feelings (Smut Sunday)

The Love Triangle Diaries (Ft. Jeremy and Kol)

Jackson Kenner

Mood Swings

Jeremy Gilbert

Study Date

Opposites Attract (Ft. Kol)

Before the Choice (Ft. Kol)

The Love Triangle Diaries (Ft. Enzo and Kol)

Kai Parker

Dirty Little Secret

Dirty Little Secret - Part II (Ft. Damon)

Dirty Little Secret - Part III (Ft. Damon)

One Day




Bore Me Anytime

Daddy Cool (Ft. Kol)

Saving the Secret

Looking Out

Can’t Go On

Learning to Survive

Siren’s Song (Smut Sunday)

Surprise Date

Follow You (Ft. Klaus)

Two Loves of a Long Life (Ft. Kol)

The Right Time

Defending (Ft. Stefan)

In the Dark

Katherine Pierce

Jealousy is a Bitch (Ft. Caroline)

Jealousy is a Bitch - Part II (Ft. Caroline)

Jealousy is a Bitch - Part III (Ft. Caroline)

Jealousy is a Bitch - Alternative Ending (Ft. Caroline)

History Reunited

The Past

Sharing is Caring (Ft. Klaus) (Smut Sunday)

Hope for the Best

Drunk Accusations (Smut Sunday)

Taking the Leap

Safe and Sound

Klaus Mikaelson

Dances with Wolves

Knowing What You Want

Letting Go

Sleepy Morning Kisses

Playing Pretend

First Time

Never Again


Date Night Disaster (Ft. Elijah)

Date Night Disaster - Part II (Ft. Elijah)

Moving On


Quality Time

His Quest

Forest Sessions (Smut Sunday)

Be There

The Right One (Smut Sunday)

The Right One - Part II

Sharing is Caring (Ft. Katherine) (Smut Sunday)

The Punishment (Ft. Elijah) (Smut Sunday)

Posing (Smut Sunday)

His Jealousy

Competition (Ft. Kol) (Smut Sunday)

Follow You (Ft. Kai)

Gone Missing

New in New Orleans

A Good Reason (Smut Sunday)

Choosing a Side (Ft. Rebekah)

Kol Mikaelson

A Fallen Hero

A Fresh Start

Calling a Truce

Lucky Witch

The Truth

Everything’s Alright

Sniffles (Ft. Caroline)

Drunken Confessions

Drunken Confessions - Part II

Daddy Cool (Ft. Kai)

Opposites Attract (Ft. Jeremy)

A Little Privacy

The Whole Truth

Sharing a Day


Begin Again

Something Special

Wish Upon a Star

Let Him Through

Dreams Come True (Smut Sunday)

Before the Choice (Ft. Jeremy)

The Best Way

Competition (Ft. Klaus) (Smut Sunday)

Jealous Confessions

The Love Triangle Diaries (Ft. Jeremy and Enzo)

Two Loves of a Long Life (Ft. Kai)

Sweet Dreams (Smut Sunday)

Our Sacrifices

Matt Donovan

A Quick Visit

I’m Here

Bad Date

Qetsiyah (Tessa)

The Anchor

Rebekah Mikaelson

Dressed for the Occasion

Nobody Else

Plans Made

Rough Start

Her Blushes

Choosing a Side (Ft. Klaus)


Stefan Salvatore

It’s a Date

Locked Away

The Best Medicine

Come back to Me


Drunk Mess

For Me

New Beginnings

Special Night (Smut Sunday)

Too Much (Smut Sunday)

Protective Jerk

Defending (Ft. Kai)

Another Long Night

Sweet Meetings (Smut Sunday)


Meeting for the First Time (Male Characters)

Being a Wolf (Male Characters)

Apologising/Making Up (Male Characters)

First Date (Male Characters)

Asking for a Threesome (Male Characters)

Dating _________ Would Involve

Bonnie Bennett

Davina Claire

Elijah Mikaelson


Hayley Marshall

Kai Parker

Katherine Pierce

Kol Mikaelson

Matt Donovan

Niklaus Mikaelson

Rebekah Mikaelson

Stefan Salvatore

Fake Texts

Damon Salvatore - Helping Study

Kol Mikaelson - Jealous Texts

Kai Parker - Salvatore Sister Sneaking Out to Visit

Klaus Mikaelson - Smutty Texts (Mature)

Jeremy Gilbert - Accidental Confession Through Group Text

Enzo - Him Bothering and Surprising You Whist You’re Studying

Katherine Pierce - Teasing from Across the Room

Kol Mikaelson - The Morning After Date Night

Klaus Mikaelson - Knight in Shining Armour Text

Stefan Salvatore - Being Away for Too Long

Kol Mikaelson - Naughty Texts (Mature)

Jeremy Gilbert - Arranging a Date

Esiste il contrario di déja vu. Lo chiamano jamais vu. È quando incontri le stesse persone o visiti gli stessi posti in continuazione, ma ogni volta è come fosse la prima. Tutti sono sconosciuti, sempre. Niente risulta mai familiare.
—  Chuck Palahniuk

=D Lotsa places to visit! And it’s only one city in one country. All have different uses and quests too! (Some are class based) Excited >.<! I know it will take a long time to finish this one but I won’t rush! I will make sure to do everything I want to do in the game! P.s: What do you think about Quick time events.(Press E real quick for a different conversation option) Cause I think i can do it and I will do it :o!

Più ti osservo più capisco che hai tantissimi sorrisi.
Quelli fatti per cortesia, quelli che fai per sbaglio, quelli finti, quelli timidi, quelli che fai perché non sai che dire e poi ci sono quelli più belli, quelli sinceri, quelli che fai quando sei con i tuoi amici e ridi a crepapelle, quelli spontanei che fugacemente ti illuminano il viso e poi ci sono i miei preferiti, quelli che mi hai regalato quando ci siamo visiti.
—  L.

Please Step Into The Dance Perimeter: A Stanley Parable Playlist

A fanmix for Stanley, the Narrator, and their twisted relationship.

  1. Making Plans for Nigel by XTC
    We’re only making plans for Nigel
    Nigel just needs this helping hand
    And if young Nigel says he’s happy
    He must be happy
    He must be happy in his work

  2. Don’t Worry About The Government by Talking Heads
    My building has every convenience
    It’s gonna make life easy for me
    It’s gonna be easy to get things done
    I will relax along with my loved ones
    Loved ones, loved ones, visit the building, take the highway, park and
    Come up and see me
    I’ll be working, working, but if you come visit
    I’ll put down what I’m doing; my friends are important

    Don’t you worry about me, I wouldn’t worry about me
  3. Nowhere Man by the Beatles
    He’s a real nowhere man
    Sitting in his nowhere land
    Making all his nowhere plans for nobody
    Doesn’t have a point of view
    Knows not where he’s going to
    Isn’t he a bit like you and me?

  4. Once In A Lifetime by Talking Heads
    And you may tell yourself
    This is not my beautiful house!
    And you may tell yourself
    This is not my beautiful wife!

    Same as it ever was, same as it ever was, same as it ever was
  5. It’s Not My Fault, I’m Happy by Passion Pit
    I know that it’s only something
    I’m just working with what I’ve been given
    It’s not my fault, I’m happy
    Don’t call me crazy, I’m happy

  6. Fitter Happier by Radiohead
    Fitter, happier, more productive
    Comfortable, not drinking too much
    Regular exercise at the gym: 3 days a week
    Getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries

  7. Don’t Worry We’ll Be Watching You by Gotye
    Hey, lost your way?
    Don’t worry
    Just do as we say
    And we won’t hurt you

    It’s hard
    The world can lead you so astray

  8. A New Machine (Part 1) by Pink Floyd
    Sometimes I get tired of the waiting
    Sometimes I get tired of being in here
    Is this the way that it’s always been?
    Could it ever have been different?

  9. Every Day Is Exactly The Same by Nine Inch Nails
    I believe I can see the future
    ‘Cause I repeat the same routine
    I think I used to have a purpose
    But then again, that might have been a dream
    I think I used to have a voice
    Now I never make a sound
    And I just do what I’ve been told; I really don’t want them to come around

  10. Bodysnatchers by Radiohead
    I have no idea what I’m talking about
    I’m trapped in this body and can’t get out

  11. Hey Clown by Firewater
    Every time I see you on my TV screen
    I want to disappear, or run and scream
    And your existence is the worst bad dream
    That I ever knew

  12. Redundant by Green Day
    We’re living in a repetition
    Content in the same old schtick again
    Now the routine’s turning to contention
    Like a production line going over and over and over (roller coaster)
    Now I cannot speak, I’ve lost my voice
    I’m speechless and redundant

  13. Out Of My Mind by Duran Duran
    Got to get you out of my mind
    But I can’t escape from the feeling
    As I try to leave the memory behind
    Without you, what’s left to believe in?
    Could be so sorry for the way it had to go
    But now I feel your presence in a way I could not know
    And I wonder, do you ever feel the same?
    In whispering darkness, do you ever hear my name?

  14. A New Machine (Part 2) by Pink Floyd
    I will always be here
    I will always look out from behind these eyes
    It’s only a lifetime
    It’s only a lifetime
    It’s only a lifetime.
  15. Thoughts Of A Dying Atheist by Muse
    And I know you’re in this room
    I’m sure I heard you sigh
    Floating in between
    Where our worlds collide
    It scares the hell out of me, and the end is all I can see

Listen on 8tracks | Download from | Running time: 50:13

Due to 8tracks having forcibly replaced track 7 with a remix of the same song, the downloadable version is the superior listening experience. They are, however, quite similar. (Edit: Should be fixed now.)

Duntulm Castle.

There are a number of ghosts stories and folk lore regarding the Isle of Skye, Dunvegan Castle with it’s Fairy Flag has ghosts but they seem to be very gentile, another,Knock Castle, also known as Castle Camus, or Caisteal Camius in Gaelic is said to be visitied by spirits known as glaistigs which looks after the estates livestock, the other a green lady, who often appears when major news is due, laughing if the news is good and crying if it is bad. Not really scary are they, so no point in talking about them in a Halloween post, best move on to the rugged rocks that Duntulm Castle sits. This was originally an Iron Age broch or dun, which later became a Pictish fort. Standing on a promontory, in the 15th century the MacLeods founded the stone castle but the Clan MacDonald of Sleat seem to have taken the castle from their foes, The MacLoeds during the 17th century it is then that the skulduggery started that haunts the place to this day. The dungeons are haunted by Hugh MacDonald, who is alleged to have tried to steal his family’s land and was starved to death in the castle dungeons as a result. He was chained and fed just salt beef and no water, and in the end he went raving mad. One story has it that he tried to eat his own hands before he died.His sworn enemy, and the man who captured and starved him, was Donald Gorm Mor, and it is said you can see him brawling with other ghostly figures. Then there is Margaret, who howls in anguish. It is said that she was rejected by her husband after she lost her eye in an accident, and she never recovered from the distress.And finally, on some nights, if you’re brave enough to visit,  you can hear the hysterical screaming of a housemaid who used to hold the son of a clan chief up to the window so he could see the views, but, in a tragic accident, dropped him out of the window and on to the rocks below.  She was punished by being set adrift in a boat, and her restless spirit remains in the ruins to this day.With all this going on in the one place the best advice I would give is to get to the nearest hostelry and get some Talisker, this local whisky is distilled only 40 miles away, down you.