vitalizes

you know what doesn’t get talked about enough regarding severus snape? he was the best spy who ever lived.

he worked closely under voldemort, a master legilimens, for years during the war and voldemort still gave him vital information and never actually thought he was a spy for dumbledore. he was pardoned by dumbledore for his crimes and voldemort! still! thought snape! was loyal to him!

voldemort didn’t kill snape because he was a spy, he killed snape for the elder wand. harry j potter had to point-blank tell voldemort that snape wasn’t loyal to him and voldemort still didn’t believe it right away! that’s how fucking good severus snape was! that’s how clever and duplicitous and cunning! he fooled and outwittted one of the most powerful and dangerous wizards alive and the wizard himself didn’t even figure it out!

Your Arms Wrapped Around Me and This Moment

u can ask me what this is but i guarantee u i have no idea i don’t even know if i like this one but i liked the concept and took my best shot

it’s not terribly long but i threw it under a read more just in case

i need to be stopped

“I just…knew.”

Amy hates that phrase.

There is no logic behind it. There’s no solid proof, no incontestable facts. While intuition and instinct are both important and vital, they’re hardly reliable sources on their own. The phrase would never hold up in court, is all she’s saying; she can practically see Sophia scoffing in her head.

“Mama, how did you know Papa is your alma gemela?”

“I don’t know, niña, I just…knew.”

Honestly, she still doesn’t know what she was expecting as an answer. But it certainly wasn’t that.

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Press Release: Comments From Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault, II Regarding Argument in Distruct Court on Tribe’s Motion For Preliminary Injunction Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Washington, DC (August 24, 2016) - Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault, II releases the following statement regarding arguments heard on the Tribe’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction against Dakota Access Pipeline in the District Court for the District of Columbia:

“We are pleased that we had our day in Court today, and we look forward to a ruling soon. I believe that everyone who attended the hearing today will understand that the Tribe is seeking fundamental justice here—as we seek to protect our waters and our sacred sites.

Second, whatever the final outcome in court I believe we have already established an important principle—that is tribes will be heard on important matters that affect our vital interests. The companies and the federal government now know that they cannot ignore tribes—like they tried to do with the Dakota Access Pipeline. I believe that we have established an important precedent, and that in the future, Indian voices will be heard before the federal government acts.

Third, I believe we have set the foundation for the future in terms of tribal unity. We have seen the power of tribes coming together in unity and prayer and we will continue to pray for the protection of water, mother earth and her creation, as well as all past and future generations. And I look forward to strengthening the Oceti Sakowin and the Council lodge. Most of all, these steps in unity must be done in the right way—which means that we must remain proud and peaceful. I want to emphasize once again—as I have throughout this matter—that there is no place for violence or threats or unlawful activity in what we do. We must stay unified in peace and in prayer. That is the way we will provide a better life for generations to come.”

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Case No. 1:16-cv-01534-JEB, was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on July 27, 2016.

For more information, please contact Steven Sitting Bear at ssittingbear@standingrock.org.

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Painting murals on the buildings that house the internet

Most of us use the internet on a daily basis. Yet we don’t often think about it as a network of servers physically housed in buildings with real people operating them 24/7.

Jenny Odell, an artist and UC Berkeley alum, collaborated with Google to create a mural on one of their data centers. The idea was to remind us of the often forgotten infrastructures that play vital roles in our lives.

Each mural is made of hand-painted satellite images of buildings and objects. These include anything from waste treatment plants to farms and salt ponds. Odell first created these images from Goole Maps then painstakingly Photoshopped them into collages.

Check out more of her work, which intends to draw a new awareness to the physical world we occupy. 

foxnews.com
U. of Chicago to frosh: No 'safe spaces' here | Fox News
The University of Chicago, one of America’s most prestigious and selective universities, is warning incoming students starting this fall not to expect safe spaces and a trigger-free existence during their four-year journey through academia.

The University of Chicago, one of America’s most prestigious and selective universities, is warning incoming students starting this fall not to expect safe spaces and a trigger-free existence during their four-year journey through academia.

In a letter sent to the class of 2020, university officials said one of the defining characteristics of the school was its unwavering commitment to freedom of inquiry and expression. Civility and mutual respect are vital to the campus culture, the letter states, but not at the expense of shielding students from unpopular opinions or ideas.

“Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called “trigger warnings,” we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual “safe spaces” where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own,” the letter states.

painting it as a matter of popularity and apolitical difference… oppression is very popular! and the safety part of safe spaces is about safety from oppression but i guess thats not on uchicagos radar 

How to be okay

-cry for hours

the emotional release is exhausting, but vital

-lay in the hot sun and sweat

let every pore open up and yield the anxieties plaguing your body

-swim

preferably in the ocean but the pool will suffice. Water is healing. Also to wash off the sweat

-clean the whole house

the clearing of physical clutter will reflect clarity of mind

-workout

run, lift, stretch, bike, play capoeira. Work your body to quiet the mind

-shower

scrub the day off, and the sweat

-drink tea

nourish your body with healthy nutrients

-burn incense

breathe deeply calming scents, sandalwood, lavender, citrus

Cleanse. You’ll be okay. It’ll be okay. Maybe not right now, but eventually, it will.

anonymous asked:

Una volta scrisse che la differenza fra tristezza e depressione (vado a memoria, magari sbaglio) è quando questa ti impedisce di fare cose e diventa invalidante, può spiegarmi come si capisce se ad impedirti di fare queste cose è proprio quella e non pigrizia e robe varie?

Alla domanda ‘Come si distingue la depressione dall'infelicità?’ avevo risposto

Quando sei infelice provi tristezza, solitudine, incomprensione e ti pesa fare qualsiasi cosa, quando sei depressa non provi più nulla ma solo apatia e vuoto, non ti interessa la compagnia di nessuno e non hai nemmeno la spinta vitale per lavarti la faccia.
Non si muore di tristezza, ma di depressione sì, perché la prima è uno stato emotivo, la seconda è una patologia da curare.

La pigrizia è quando non hai voglia di lavare i piatti o ti pesa il culo a portare la raccolta differenziata giù in strada ma quando tutti i gesti della quotidianità sembrano più pesanti di quanto in realtà erano o dovrebbero essere e soprattutto quando non ci si interroga più sul loro significato o ci si interroga troppo sulla loro finalità, allora è il momento in cui una persona dovrebbe fermarsi un attimo e porsi qualche interrogativo su quale direzione intenda prendere con la propria vita.

Magari è solo smarrimento emotivo dopo un periodo particolarmente pesante ma a volte è qualcosa di un po’ più intimo e e di più pericoloso.

Exposure

A Min Yoongi/Suga Fanfiction

Summary:  Exposure determines how light or dark an image will appear when it’s been captured by a camera…So why can you only see rainbows when you look at him.

Masterlist

Part 29

You were anxious as you sat in the back of Jin’s car, with Yoongi sat in the front talking away to his friend as city lights whizzed past the window at the side of you. However, it wasn’t the unknown destination that you were heading for that had you feeling on edge.

It had only occurred to you once you’d all began filing out of the studio 10 minutes before, and you’d grabbed your bag from the floor only to have some paracetamol fall out, that you’d completely forgotten about one very vital thing that had happened the night before…

…sleeping with Yoongi.

It was the sight of the little box of white caplets that prompted you to remember that you had yet to take a morning after pill, and with that in mind- despite being able to sneak one quickly when you’d first got in the car- you’d not been able to think about anything else as the lights had smudged into a blur and the black world had rolled by beneath you.

‘Y/N?’

'Mmm?’ you mumble, snapping your head to look to the rearview mirror to see what Jin wanted, but when you realise he wasn’t there, and he was in fact to the side of you, having opened the door to let you out after parking the car up, you feel your face flush hotly, shuffling out of the car as he holds the door for you.

'You were in a world of your own there.’ he chuckles, watching you as you move out of the way so that he can shut the door, feeling the weight of his gaze on you like a spotlight in the middle of a crowded auditorium.

'Are you okay? …you seem a little bit quiet.’ he asks as he motions for you to follow him, and as you look up at him you finally realise that Yoongi was nowhere to be seen.

'Yeah im…im fine- where’s Yoongi?’

You dont see the way he looks at you questioningly before you come to a stop at the edge of some grass, taking in your surroundings for the very first time since arriving at your destination.

Jin had pulled up in a gravel carpark, a tiny shack serving as a daytime shop- which at that moment was closed- whilst the rest of the space, other than the road, was made up of rolling hills and grassland that stretched on for what looked like miles. There were bushes and a few trees dotted around, but under the expanse of the royal blue/black sky which rolled out for lightyears above you, the land seemed as flat and bare, and utterly beautiful as you’d ever seen anything look.

’…where are we?’ you whisper, going to take a step forward, but being stopped by a hand suddenly slipping into yours, a glimmer of silver appearing in your vision beside you.

'Somewhere beautiful.’ Yoongi murmurs, smiling gently at you as you turn your head to look at him properly, feeling your lips twitch up as he leans closer to you and he slowly and timidly drops a kiss to your cheek. You hear Jin walk away and you figure he’d gone back to the car, but you were too caught up in looking at Yoongi to really pay any attention to him in that moment.

'Why are you being so shy?’ you ask amusedly, becoming distracted from your earlier thoughts as you let him begin to walk you forward, nothing but endless grass and rolling knolls of ground meeting your feet as you go.

'I’m not shy-’

'You’re blushing, though.’ you chuckle, biting your lip as you watch him touch the back of his hand to his cheek and proceed to awkwardly pat his hair into place, his eyes flickering to you every now and again as he stutters shyly.

'Well, im-im just nervous. I wanted to show you something- which is the whole reason that we’re out here-’

'What did you want to show me?’ you ask curiously, squeezing his hand encouragingly and smirking to yourself when he squeezes yours back.

'Be patient, and you’ll find out.’ he chuckles, beginning to swing your conjoined hands slightly as the two of you continue walking, and you cant help but laugh at him as he gets more and more enthusiastic with the movement, pulling your hand higher and higher until he suddenly spins you around and you find yourself in his arms.

'Owf.’ you huff, widening your eyes at the suddenness of the move, before chuckling and feeling your face flush as he pauses for a moment to kiss you, his lips pressing gently and lovingly to yours, making you lightheaded and leaving you confused when he slowly pulls away.

'I love kissing you.’ he murmurs, making a shiver race down your spine as you watch him, before he loosens his grip on you slightly and begins to pull you forward again.

'I love showing you new things too…which is why I brought you here. ..do you remember the photos you saw on my desk yesterday?’

'Y-e-a-h.’ you say, watching him curiously as he smiles to himself, pursing his lips as his eyes flicker from yours to your surroundings, before your eyes suddenly catch sight of the professional looking camera that was slung across his other shoulder.

'Are you going to take some photos now?’ you ask excitedly, watching him pull it from his side and begin to fiddle with it with a concentrated yet amused expression.

'I most certainly am.’

'Good! You should catch the way the moon bounces off of the grass and how beautifully it contrasts with the sky because I just cant get over how-’

You had been too busy concentrating on explaining the vision you had, to notice that Yoongi had taken a few feet back from where you’d been stood and was currently smiling gently to himself, peeking over his camera every few seconds as he began to take photos…

…of you.

'Wait, what are you doing?’ you ask when you finally turn to see him, grinning embarrassedly as you go to walk over to him after realising he probably hadn’t heard a word you’d said, but stopping when he suddenly holds up his hand to tell you to stop.

'Stop there a minute.’ he murmurs, raising his camera to his eye for another half a minute and you smile self-consciously as you shuffle awkwardly from foot to foot, waiting for him to stop.

'Are you cold?’ he asks suddenly, looking at you from over his camera and smiling happily as he stands up straight again, walking over to you and slowly sliding his arms around your waist, no doubt in an attempt to warm you up.

'No, im not cold. Its just slightly awkward that you’re taking pictures of me.’ you murmur, looking timidly up into his eyes and seeing him frown slightly at your answer.

'Oh. Sorry, i’ll stop if you dont want me to-’

'No. You dont have to, I mean…I’d just rather…I’d rather you were in them too.’ you explain, your voice slipping to become quieter at the end, and you almost miss the way he raises an eyebrow at you, before he suddenly steps away from you. You’re about to object, but just as you open your mouth you see him propping his camera on the floor, pressing a few buttons on it before turning to look back at you with a grin and lunging back towards you, grabbing you quickly and pressing his lips suddenly to yours just as you hear the camera beep. You expected him to pull away straight away, but then again as soon as his lips touched yours, there was no way you were going to let him, only pulling him closer when you think he was going to go and grab his camera, and feeling him reciprocate in kind, his hands grabbing at you fiercely.

'I didn’t mean like that.’ you breathe when you pull apart, feeling a grin stretch your face and seeing it reflected on his, and seeing him partner the look with a mischievous flash of his eyes.

'Do you want to take another?’ he asks, biting his lip and leaning slightly closer to you till you could feel his breath brushing against your lips, and you think you might even be able to hear his heartbeat battling to match yours as he smirks.

'Just one?’

'Hmmm, I was thinking maybe we should take a few.’

(T.B.C)

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I want Sans to punish Junko. I’m legitimately curious to see if his KARMA attacks can actually bring Junko a legitimate “bad time”. Does it block off the dopamine particles of the brain so Junko will only feel despair and not her usual joy for it, or will she really still enjoy it because she’s that fucked up? Could other karma based attacks like Ghost Rider’s penance stare work on bringing Junko into a despair she can’t enjoy? Can Fluttershy’s stare work? These are vital questions, people.

anonymous asked:

I know there are masterposts already out there with a bunch of sites to find pdfs of free college textbooks and they have thousands of notes BUT!!! They dont work and are so useless, either not having anything or having to put credit card info.. please help i cant pay for books

Helloo, ooooh I have a few solutions for you!

Firstly, stay away from illegally downloading books.

How to get free/cheap access to your class textbooks:

  1. Email your course lecturer and ask if older editions of the books are acceptable, they’re cheaper (if not, why not? This is where they’ll say there’s a vital chapter or something). 
  2. Book a meeting with your lecturer and ask whether you can have a look at their copy (they will have a copy!). Pay attention to the contents page (take pictures of it). 
  3. Find out your module codes ASAP, google them with “~modulecode~ reading list” and get your ass to the library.
  4. Once you get access to a copy of the book (from your lecturer or the library) pay attention to contents page and try to find an older edition to compare the newer edition to. Once there was a one page difference between my textbooks. What a joke. 
  5. Ask your lecturer if they have any similar books they could recommend (these will always be less popular and usually available in the library). Most people only want the book the lecturer recommends but trust me, there are alternatives out there and your lecturer will know what they are (you may need to borrow multiple books but hey that’s better than paying loads for just the one core book).
  6. This is SUPER CHEEKY, but after speaking to your lecturer ask them if they have an older edition or similar book that they wouldn’t mind you borrowing. If you don’t ask, you don’t get. 
  7. A lot of people don’t talk to their lecturers about the above so it will set you apart as long as you do it early on and show good interest in the topic. They might even give you extra readings from their shelves (in my first year I borrowed a similar number of books from one of my lecturers than I did the library, he loved recommending stuff!). 

I’ve gotten quite a few books this way (at university level) and I’ve also NOT gotten books this way (some lecturers told me straight up the “compulsory reading” is only there because they have to give a book and that I don’t need the text, so always ask!!). 

I hope this helps, sometimes you have to spend money but hopefully talking to your lecturers will let you know whether you actually need the book and whether an older edition will do. 

Lots of insight *Mindful Education

For starters, new Garnet song! And a Stevonnie song too!

That aside, we got a lot of cool insight into how fusion works and confirmation that yes, Stevonnie IS a separate consciousness than Steven and Connie. And we finally know what those visions that Stevonnie kept getting were, which seem to be how ALL fusions get it.

But this story DOES have a VERY big lesson that many really need to learn: it’s not wrong to talk about things that hurt you. Quite the opposite, it’s VITAL. If someone cares about you, you can TRUST them to understand you.

And I sympathize with Connie, in fact I think EVERYONE can. Okay, not everyone had a moment where fighting instinct can kick in and harm someone else, but that probably has happened to some people. We’ve all had moments where we’ve hurt others without MEANING to. It’s just something that happens. And if you focus too much on the wrong, you can forget to APOLOGIZE for it. You’re so focused on the guilt, you forget what you SHOULD do to make the pain stop.

And of course Steven’s emotions are understandable as well: Steven genuinely had no choice. Bismuth wouldn’t listen to reason and tried to kill him and just wouldn’t stop. Jasper didn’t WANT to be saved. Eyeball wouldn’t stop or listen. But the fact he’s HAVING this pain means he’s still human. He’s still a person who doesn’t WANT to hurt anyone, even two monsters and a Knight Templar all of whom gave him no choice at all.

This episode has such a powerful lesson that I think a lot of people need to hear.

Also, great to see Garnet being the loving mentor to Stevonnie. It suits her.

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening
That is translated through you into action,
And because there is only one of you in all time,
This expression is unique.
If you block it,
It will never exist through any other medium
And be lost.
The world will never have it.
It is not your business to determine how good it is,
Nor how valuable it is,
Nor how it compares with other expressions.
It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly,
To keep the channel open.
You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work.
You have to keep open and aware
Directly to the urges that motivate you.
Keep the channel open.
No artist is pleased.
There is no satisfaction whatever at any time.
There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction,
A blessed unrest that keeps us marching
And makes us more alive than others.
—  Martha Graham (from a letter to Agnes de Mille)