walking through nature

film rec list

modern vampire films let the right one in, thirst, only lovers left alive, a girl walks home alone at night

woman descending into madness persona, through a glass darkly, a woman under the influence, rosemary’s baby, antichrist, repulsion, queen of earth

two lovers on the run wild at heart, badlands, gun crazy, pierrot le fou, bonnie and clyde, true romance, natural born killers

same-sex love stories happy together, show me love, water lilies, the handmaiden, brokeback mountain, my beautiful launderette

really weird romcoms i’m a cyborg but that’s ok, the lobster, lars and the real girl, harold and maude

ready to cry? the hunt, dancer in the dark, requiem for a dream, mulholland drive, au hazard balthazar

best ensemble cast movies inglourious basterds, apocalypse now, beetlejuice, magnolia, the royal tenenbaums, eastern promises

old black and white movies that definitely still hold up and you should watch them the night of the hunter, psycho, dr. strangelove, a streetcar named desire, the third man, bunny lake is missing

youth culture films a clockwork orange, sid and nancy, jubilee, gummo, stranger than paradise, if…, the doom generation

Haikyuu!! Valentine's Day HCs
  • <p> <b>KageHina:</b> Hinata tries and fails to make an aesthetically pleasing chocolate for Kageyama. He's in tears as he gives it to Kageyama because it looks so strange, but Kageyama honestly only cares about how amazing the chocolate tastes. Hinata kisses Kageyama using the excuse that he wanted to taste his own chocolate.<p/><b>AsaNoya:</b> Nishinoya takes Asahi to a dinner date, wearing a sophisticated suit. He keeps trying to act cute in front of Asahi to make him all flustered, and believe me, it works. Little kids in the restaurant start to ask them what sort of relationship they have, and Asahi pulls out a cute ring saying, "He's my beautiful husband!" Nishinoya almost short-circuits.<p/><b>DaiSuga:</b> Suga makes chocolates for everybody in the team, but he has a special one just for Daichi. He keeps telling Daichi terrible puns "I'll be your Suga cube" and Daichi just sighs at him. Suga purposefully leaves chocolate on his cheek so that Daichi can kiss him. Mama is very crafty.<p/><b>TsukkiYama:</b> They go shopping together and Yamaguchi won't stop with the public displays of affection. Tsukishima is embarrassed at first, but he eventually goes along with it. Yamaguchi takes Tsukishima to the CD shop where they pick out albums and headphones for each other, before they exchange chocolates. Yamaguchi won't stop telling Tsukishima how cool he is, which leads to a very red-faced Tsukki.<p/><b>IwaOi:</b> Neither of them knew where to go so Oikawa just invites himself to Iwaizumi's place. Oikawa's chocolates look so perfect that Iwaizumi suspects that he bought them and didn't make them by hand, which leads to Oikawa pouting at him. Iwaizumi tells him he's trying way too hard to be cute, but kisses him anyway.<p/><b>YakuLev:</b> Lev drags Yaku to the amusement park and points to height limits just to piss him off. He tries not to go on too many scary rides, but he doesn't try hard enough and he ends up giving Yaku a piggyback. Lev takes Yaku to his house and feeds him his mother's warm Borscht and his handmade chocolates. His kisses tasted like beetroot because of this.<p/><b>UkaTake:</b> Ukai brings Takeda to watch a romantic movie, except that it wasn't really a romantic movie. At all. In fact, was Tarzan because there was a mistake with the tickets. Takeda still enjoys the movie, though. Takeda gives Ukai the ear piercing accessory he wanted and they go to a chocolate café to eat.<p/><b>HanaMatsu:</b> Matsukawa gives Hanamaki shop-bought profiteroles, because he attempted to make some at home and his mother banned him from the kitchen for the next three months after that. They both have a movie marathon at Matsukawa's house while snacking on the profiteroles, and have a dance-off to Disney songs.<p/><b>BokuAka:</b> Akaashi has been dropping hints that he wants to go on a date with Bokuto, but he completely forgets about the fact that it's Valentine's Day until Akaashi reminds him casually. Bokuto starts to panic because he feels like it's his job to make Akaashi happy, and literally every place they can think of is fully booked. They settle on taking a walk through nature while talking about how much they love each other.<p/><b>KuroKen:</b> Kuroo has everything planned out to perfection. They start off the day by riding a hot-air balloon, which was surprisingly well-liked by Kenma. They go on a small shopping spree and before Kenma gets tired, Kuroo takes him home and the two chill out at each other's houses for the rest of the day. Lots of affectionate bodily contact and hugs, mostly initiated by Kuroo.<p/></p>
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☁ Safe Haven is a magical and peaceful place full of love, trust, safety and happiness. In this little village, there is no harm, force, conflicts, hate, or anything like that. Recover yourself by walking through the beauty of nature and forget your worries for a while. You are safe here. Meet the friendly and understanding villagers and enjoy the harmonic atmosphere. ☁

Current dream address can be found on my blog! Tag me if you post pictures about your visit in Safe Haven or use #acnl safe haven so I can see & reblog them ♥

aesthetic summer activities:

  • lying on a crowded beach soaking up the sun’s rays while the sea breeze gently tousles your hair
  • getting double scoop cones from the ice cream truck at 2:00 in the afternoon
  • playing frisbee in the park with a couple of close friends
  • spending the day by the pool with a bag of chips and your favourite music playing
  • having a huge neighbourhood water gun fight at dusk
  • building a blanket fort with someone you love and playing cards inside
  • rolling the windows down in the car, turning up the music and singing along at the top of your lungs
  • waking up in the morning in a loose t-shirt with the sun streaming through your blinds and the smell of freshly washed sheets
  • going on a nature walk through the forest with a friend and taking cute photos of each other exploring and being silly
  • standing outside in your pajamas under a wet grey sky and letting the cold rain soak through your clothes and into your skin
  • spending the afternoon at the plant nursery picking out new plants and pots to bring home
  • driving home in the evening, still in your bathing suit and sitting on a towel, the sky changing colour as the sun sets behind you
  • running through a huge empty field in loose clothes, feeling the air flowing between the fabric and your body
  • falling asleep in a cozy sleeping bag in your backyard beneath an endless black sky full of innumerable shimmering stars
Bad Luck

@afitz1996 requested a Voltron fic with the below prompt with a sick lance and some klance thrown in;

It’s Nothing - (character) insists they’re fine, right up until they collapse


Lance was breathing hard as he ran, of course he had to be the one that ran into a pack of wild yuppers. He honestly was having the worst luck of the entire team lately, he had been stung by a strange wasp like creature which resulted in his face swelling to the size of a melon for three quintants, he had fallen from Blue’s head when he was doing maintenance on her and sprained his ankle, when he had been electrocuted by the invisible maze when he had been training alone and hadn’t realised that Coran was doing upgrades to the system and had turned the program on unaware of Lance down below.  

And now he was being chased through a strange forest planet by a pack of yuppers that were even larger than Laika and had decided that he was going to be their next meal.  He was barely managing to stay ahead of them as he came across a cliff that was easily 100 feet high and had a waterfall crashing down into a lake below, he hesitated to jump and in that split tick the lead yupper latched onto his right leg and bit down.  Lance managed to activate his bayard and shoot the yupper, causing it to let him go, before he turned and leapt off the cliff face and plunging into water below.

Once he resurfaced, he swum to the opposite bank to ensure that the pack couldn’t follow him but realised that he was now even further away from where had left Blue and his leg was starting to ache.  Lance winced as he bound the bite on his leg, using a strip of his under layer as a makeshift bandage.  He knew he needed to get back to the others before they started worrying and that was the last thing he needed, especially if Keith realised that Lance was hurt again. Honestly that mullet brained boy was the worst kind of worrier, every time that Lance had been hurt lately Keith would hover over him, constantly checking to see how he was going and if he needed a healing pod or some more blankets.

Lance sighed as he pulled up the map of the planet he and his team were currently on, they had come down to explore the unchartered area, the land was covered in large trees and Pidge suggested it could make a good base for the Voltron Alliance.  He studied the area around him and plotted a course that would take him back to Blue but giving the area that he had found the pack in a wide berth, he wasn’t too keen for a round two.

As he started hiking back up the hillside his leg complained, the bite was a deep one and was still bleeding but Lance didn’t have any other option than to continue moving forward, he had no first aid kit or portable healing device, he should chat to Pidge about making one for instances like this, and the only way he was going to get better was by getting back to the Castle.

It had been another varga of walking before his coms crackled to life, “Lance, come in.  What is your eta?”

“Hey Shiro,” he replied privately pleased that it wasn’t Keith who would be able to pick up on the slight hint of pain in his voice, “I had to take a detour back to Blue so I might be another varga or two before I can get back to you all.  How did you go?”

“None of us found any evidence of hostile life or anything that could prove a danger to us or a base. What about you?” Shiro asked.

“Well I did find a pack of wild yuppers.  If we stay far away from where their territory seems to be then we shouldn’t have a problem, the nasty little biters,” he whispered the past part not wanting to raise Shiro’s suspicions.

“Fair enough.  Did you want one of us to come pick you up and take you back to Blue?”

“Nah, the walk will do me some good,” he replied with a laugh.  He could just imagine Shiro’s look of disbelief, while Lance would proactively train and work out, taking walks through nature wasn’t his thing, unless it was a beach or other aquatic area.

“Sure,” he said dryly, “Well don’t take too long, Allura wants to have a team meeting soon about where we are going to set up and all those fun topics.”

Lance chucked, as much as Shiro had a crush on Allura and therefore spent as much time with the Princess as possible, he hated long talks especially on boring subjects.  “Copy that Shiro, I’ll be as quick as I can.”

After he had signed off with Shiro, Lance tried to pick up the pace, the sooner he got back to Blue, the sooner he could take his weight off his leg, the pain was starting to become worse and the longer it went untreated the better chances of infection were.

Another varga passed with no communication from his team but Lance was ok with the silence for once, it gave him the ability to focus on putting one foot in front of another, which was now starting to become a problem.  His vision was starting to blur and he could feel his body heating up, the planet temperature was warm but not warm enough to be causing him to heat up like he was.  

‘Dammit,’ he thought, ‘the bite must be worse than I thought.’

He considered radioing in for help but at that moment he caught a glimpse of blue from in between the trees and realised he had found Blue, he just needed to get into the cockpit and she could take it from there.  He used the last of his energy to hobble over to where she sat in all her magnificence, when he got close enough she dropped her force field and lowered her head so that he could slowly climb into her mouth.

Really?  Another injury?

Lance grimaced as Blue’s voice echoed in his head, “Sure make fun of the injured paladin, what kind of partner are you?”

Once that is starting to wonder if I need to get your mate to be by your side every tick of the quintant so that you don’t get into these situations.

“It’s not like I go looking to get hurt, it just happens!”  Lance made his way to the pilot’s seat and collapsed.  “Can you fly us back to castle?  I don’t think I have the energy to do it by myself.”

Of course I can.  Just relax, I will have you back to the others in no time.

30 dobash’s later Blue glided into her hanger, landing softly as to not disturb her paladin who had fallen asleep on the flight back.

Time to wake little one, we are back.

Lance groaned as he cracked his eyes open, “When did it get so bright in here?”

It isn’t bright little one, there is no difference from when we left. Are you feeling ok?

“I’ll be fine, just need to head to the med bay and clean this bite up and I’ll be right as rain.”

If you are sure then.

Lance could tell that she didn’t truly believe him, but what could she do?  She was a large metal lion, she didn’t have the ability to dress his wounds or escort him through the castle.  He took a deep breath and pushed himself up and had to hold back a whimper of pain, his leg was now burning with a fire that he hadn’t noticed while he was sitting.

“Better get moving then,” he said to himself as he staggered out of Blue’s mouth.  

He called out to his team mates through the coms, “Hey guys, Blue and I are back.  I’m just going to get cleaned up from my nature walk.  Where should I meet you all?”

“Welcome back buddy,” Hunk replied, “We are all on the bridge so just pop in here when you are ready.”

“Thanks man, I shouldn’t be more than a few dobash’s.”

After taking off his helmet, he removed the top layer of armour and placed it on the stand next to Blue, he would need to get a new undersuit after tearing his earlier so it wouldn’t matter if he wandered through the castle in just that.  He shuffled his way through the castle until he could see the doors to the med bay only a few meters away, when his head started to feel dizzy, his vision swam, Lance suddenly felt like the entire world was shifting and the last thing he saw was the floor rushing up to meet him.

“Ok, seriously, I know they guy likes to be clean and all that, but it has been over 20 dobash’s since he was supposed to be here,” Pidge grumbled from where she sat on her chair on the bridge.

“I’ll go see that he hasn’t fallen asleep, he’s probably just tired like the rest of us,” Keith said as he pushed himself off the wall where he had been leaning and walked towards Lance’s quarters.  

Keith decided that he wasn’t going to rush, if Lance was sleeping he wanted to give him as much time as possible to catch up on his rest, the guy seriously needed a good night’s rest.  He turned a corner as he passed the med bay and spotted a black lump on the ground a few meters down the hall and as he got closer he realised that it was Lance!

“Lance?” he hurried over and dropped to his knees, rolling the unconscious boy onto his back.  “Lance can you hear me?”

Lance groaned but didn’t open his eyes, his breathing was laboured and he was covered in sweat.  Keith’s eyes raked over him trying to work out what had happened when he spotted the material tied around Lance’s leg and the blood that had covered the skin that was poking out from underneath his suit.

“Dammit Lance!” he said before picking the boy up in his arms and carrying him into the med bay. Once he had placed him on a table, he dashed over to the communication system and hit the button, “Guys, I need help in the med bay.  Lance is hurt and won’t wake up.”

He didn’t wait for a reply before he ran over to the first aid station and pulled the trolley behind him as he returned to Lance.  He used the scissors to cut away the suit from the leg and as he revealed more skin he saw that the wound was a bite mark of some kind.  The skin around it was red and inflamed, it was infected and leaking blood and puss from the puncture marks.

As he used the first aid kit to clean the wound the best he could, the doors to the med bay opened and the rest of the team ran in with worried looks.  “What happened to him?” Allura asked as she and Coran made it to the table first.

“Something bit him and his leg is infected,” Keith replied looking up from his work.

“Yuppers,” Shiro said, “Lance said that he ran into a pack of wild yuppers but he never mentioned being bitten.”

“Some species of yuppers are known to have a poison in their bites to help bring down their prey,” Coran said, “It’s probably best if we give him a shot of antiyupper just to be safe.”

“Antiyupper?” Pidge asked, “Is that like antivenin?”

“I don’t know what antivenin is but antiyupper counteracts the poison from a yupper bite,” Coran explained as he produced a syringe from a cupboard and injected its contents into Lance’s leg.  

“We should give him a few dobash’s before putting him in a pod,” Allura said as she wiped Lance’s head with a cool cloth, “The antiyupper will take care of the poison and the pod will take care of the rest.”

Lance felt the familiar feeling of cool air and his ear’s popping, ‘I must be coming out of a healing pod’ he thought as he fell forwards into a pair of waiting arms.

“Welcome back Lance.”

“Hey Keith, miss me?” he said with a cheeky smirk.

“Why didn’t you tell me you had been bitten?” Keith asked sternly.

“Cause I didn’t want you to worry.  I didn’t think it was that bad and I thought I could just clean the wound and let it heal on its own.”

“Well obviously you were wrong.  Next time, just tell me if you are hurt ok?”

Lance smiled he would only get one chance to use this line so he better make the most of it, “Yup.”

Blessed Ostara!

This is the time of the Spring Equinox when the day and night are in perfect balance. It’s also a Monday, so I know a lot of us are busy. If you don’t have a lot of time on your hands to celebrate, here are some simple little ways to bring in the Spring and still get shit done.

🌱 If you’re grocery shopping today, consider picking up a pack of seeds or a small plant to bring home. Ostara is a time of fertility and what better symbol of birth than new plants? Some good options are bee friendly flowers, edible flowers, and fresh herbs. I ended up getting some garden sage and lavender.

🔮 Another symbol of Ostara is the egg. Enjoying one or two for a meal, decorating them Easter egg style and displaying them on your alter, or even burying one in your garden are all eggsellent ideas. Or, if you don’t eat eggs, seeds and nuts are wonderful snacks. I prefer pine nuts and sun flower seeds, but any will do!

🕯Because light green candles and jasmine incense are frequently associated with the holiday, these can be easy additions to your alter and plus you get the added bonus of being able to light them and enjoy them while still being productive (but please don’t leave any flame unattended!)

💐 And if you simply can’t do any of those, wearing something green or merely taking a mindful walk through nature are both sufficient, just be sure to give thanks and take advantage of this new start! Remember, it’s about intention.

Ways to Worship Freyja

I keep getting asks about this, so here’s a list of how I honor her. As always, these work for me and may not work for you. If anyone wants to add on their way to worship please do so.

1. Music. I find music to be one of the primary ways I worship my gods. How I incorporate music into my worship depends on the mood and situation. I have a playlist that I meditate on her with. It consists a lot of romantic ballads and songs featuring war drums; there is a few instrumental songs with a Nordic focus. In ritual, particular as a form of raising energy on holiday celebrations, I’ll start singing to her, and let the rising energy determine the words/notes/tone/etc. I think that’s when I feel closest to her, when I’m opening myself up to her energy and singing in tandem with her (so to speak).

2. Taking a walk. I view the gods as aspect of the greater universe and nature itself. Therefore, when I walk through nature, I like to reflect on Freyja’s gifts. I find her in the way the wind moves through the trees, how the grass and forest floor feels. I find her in the clouds passing over the sun, and the way plants burst through the cracks in the ground. I find her in the decomposition of dead plants and animals, the hidden skulls of passed wildlife sunken deep beneath the forest floors.

3. Art. Composing is a great way to get close to her. In lore, She is fond of love poems, but I’ve found she’ll accept anything from the heart. Art comes in many forms, whether it’s literary, graphic art, theatre, etc.

4. Go to protest. Let your voice be heard. She’s a goddess of war and in my experience, she’ll be by your side when you fight.

5. Devote a spell or two to her. As goddess of magic (specifically seidr) Freyja could appreciate acts of magic being done in her honor. She may even help you out. If she wants.

6. Leave her offerings of jewelry. It can be bought or crafted. She loves beautiful things.

7. Practice self love. As goddess of love, Freyja provides all love and she loves her followers. Practicing self love and self care is a great way to worship her. Doing this really helped me through a bad time.

8. Sex. I mean she’s goddess of fertility and sexuality so this is self explanatory. Consensual sex is both fun and a good way to worship her.

9. Volunteering at a veterans center.

10. Volunteer at a cat rescue!!!

Like I said, these are personal to me but if you can think of anything else feel free to add!

anonymous asked:

how to live girlhood like a nymph?

ok i will answer one more

  • rename a river 
  • wear the forest like a dress. wear the water like a crown.
  • keep a box full of fragments–rocks and stones, interesting fungi, craggy sticks
  • the artist’s conk is a mushroom you can draw on. the drawing stays forever. if you are lucky enough to find one, make sure you keep it forever (i have a tiny one with an engraved spiral sleeping in my forest box)
  • get dirt on your knees and elbows
  • don’t wait for a sunny day. walk through the rain. walk through the fog. nature is your lover. kiss it even on its dark days.
  • leave seasonal offerings to the forest fae 
A Walking Meditation

    There is a grounding meditation for the Druid that helps us remember our place in the global community, it is a simple meditation and can be done during any walk through Nature.


    During the walk look and listen to your surroundings. Once you identify a creature think of it, picture it, and think of it’s virtues. What does that creature contribute to this world? Once you have thought of what the creature does and contribute, notice it’s connection to the world around it, and notice it’s connection to you as the brother/sister. Once you have come to peace with the realization of how close you really are with the creatures around you, turn the analysis inward. Think of yourself, picture yourself, and think of your virtues (not the virtues of the human race, just yours.) Then what is it that you contribute to this world? Now notice your connection to the world around you, and notice that you are a brother/sister with everything within the Natural World.


    If there is any points to this meditation that spurred a negative feeling within yourself, that is the time to recognize it for what it is and work on steps to correct and change that negative into a positive. This meditation is to help the Druid to realize it’s place in the world and notice that the actions of the Druid impacts everything within the global community.

May Peace and Light be upon you always.

Arawn @canadiandruid

(Grand Chieftain of the Druids of Gaul Order of Canada)

Affordable Basics for a New Witch

A Wand - 

Fasten your own out of a stick from your favorite tree (don’t cut a branch without asking the tree first). Paint a chopstick with colors that inspire you and your magic. Tie a pretty ribbon to the end.

A Chalice -

Used to represent water or make offerings to whomever you choose. Find a  dish that can hold water. Find a lovely shot glass at a thrift store. Use a mug or old bowl you fancy.

Blackbook or Book of Spells -

A place to keep notes throughout your journey. Keep track of ways you feel when interacting with different magickal things in your environment and in nature. Keep track of your progress and journal what you wish to someday accomplish in your craft.

Altar Cloth - 

Use a bandana in colors you enjoy. Cut some cloth from an old shirt that doesn’t fit anymore. Paint and old pillow case.

Stones - 

Find stones that draw you in when you walk around in nature. Go to a beach and pick a few stones that speak to you. Invest in your first quartz stone, useful for almost any purpose and to develop your magick ability. Display them on a windowsill or somewhere you can see them everyday.

Jars -

Use containers found around your house. Old salsa jars. Soap tins. Match boxes. Decorate them to your fancy with stickers, paint, or markers.

! Tips !

- Gather things for your environment. Pick up rocks, sticks, and feathers from a walk through nature. Bring a jar to the beach to take home some sand.

- String goes a longer way. Macramé your stones to hang them around your room. Tie closed notes for yourself or your friends. Braid strings and tie them around your jars for decoration or for labels.

- Salt is useful for all starts of spells starting off, as it’s cleansing property makes it easier to start fresh in any environment. It is also cheap and can be found in most households.

Remember that beginning anything is difficult. Don’t give up, and never let physical objects stand in your way. Send out good vibes and they are sure to come back to you.

~ Selenite

anonymous asked:

do you have any prompts about your OTP taking care of each other? Like being sick and such.

  • “Holy heck, babe, just lie back down. You’re coughing up a lung and can barely stand up. Just let me get you some juice and take care of you.” AU
  • Character A has just gotten back from getting their arm/wrist/leg/etc. in a cast and uses this as a playful way to have Character B take care of Character A.
  • It’s date night, and Character A has come down with a bug and has to text Character B that they’re canceling…except Character B shows up at Character A’s house with ice cream, hot tea, and Character A’s favorite movie to help them feel better.
  • “I work with kids all the time, so I’m pretty much immune to whatever gross colds that they try to give me, but my significant other has no tolerance whatsoever.” AU
  • For a cute date, Character A has planned a romantic walk through a nature park, followed by a homemade picnic for Character A and Character B to enjoy together. This would be perfect, if Character B wasn’t crazy allergic to the pollen/cedar/dogwood/etc. that’s in the air.
  • “Babe, I know I’m feverish and half out of my mind from cough medicine but oh my gosh….ooooh my gosh. I love your face….so much…” AU
  • Character A is incredibly stressed from work. so Character B arranges a relaxing night of taking care of Character A, complete with back rubs and relaxing aromatherapy candles.
happy things

- when your room is clean
- nice drinks
- texting/calling your friends
- writing !!!!
- artartartartart
- anime
- calming music/movies
- photography
- when the sky gets all pink and orange
- clouds. just clouds
- galaxies and space and stars
- makeup and skincare
- rainy days
- fluffy dogs n cats
- cute sneks n other reptiles
- walking through nature
- getting nice messages/dms online
- looking through cute outfits
- travelling
- feeling inspired
- wanting to do something
- that feeling when you finish your homework
- love letters
- eating your favorite meals without anybody telling you that you’re not allowed to
- feeling good about your body
- taking a warm bath while watching a tv show or youtube (especially nice when you use a nice smelling bath bomb)
- realizing that you’re ok and happy

it is ok to not be ok <3

cheers !!
- ari