well that got that out of the way

I’ve been sick with a good cold the past week so I’ve been laying low. But today I felt well enough to head out and be in the quiet of nature, a place I feel most at peace and can recharge. And got me thinking about this photograph right here I just took. In one way it’s a dog sitting on a log in a lake. But even more true it’s how I feel about being knee deep in nature, how my soul finds rest out here, how sitting and being still is wonderful.

anonymous asked:

i like to imagine the culinary students are considered the safest on the campus, as they always carry a freshly baked offering for the fae

Bread in your pocket was traditionally protection; bread left out was a gift of thanks. Either way, you’re prepared. In addition, millers were considered uncannily close to the Gentry, so you’ve likely got that going for you as well. You all get really excited over a good farmer’s market. 

anonymous asked:

Is it too late to request? Fluffy gruvia!

“Dad! Dad!”

“Yeah, Silver?”

Gray smiled and picked up his small daughter.

“What is it?”

“Where’d you get the big scar on your tummy?” Her head slowly turned to the side out of curiosity, laughing at her father looking down to finally notice his lack of a shirt.

Or…

He made it seem that way.

The question put him off edge, and he didn’t want to scare Silver.

“Even after all these years…”

Both of them turned to the direction of the new voice.

“Mommy!”

Gray could’ve sworn that Juvia had a sixth sense for feeling his emotions as well.

“Don’t worry, snowflake! I’ll tell you how he got that scar.”

“Okay!”

Gray handed Silver to his wife, and they all sat down.

“Juvia…”

She looked up and smiled.

“Long ago, your father was stuck in a battle, with no way to escape it-”

“Just like with deliora…?” The child spoke softy interrupting her mother.

“No…” Juvia looked at Gray. “This battle was…”

She paused, wondering how to explain.

Then Gray spoke up.

“Your mother was in the battle too! We were protecting the guild from evil…!”

“Ahh~!” Silver now listened more intently.

Juvia then spoke up. “There was an evil… Ice monster, who was trying to defeat us both…” She smiled, just then figuring out the rest. “The monster’s claws swung out trying to hurt me first, but then Gray jumped in the way!”

“Did you defeat it, dad?!”

“Yeah…!”

Being enthusiastic about the subject was hard…

Even so…

Gray planned to tell her the truth.

What little he remembered of his real family was the love and trust they all shared.

Long ago Gray decided he wanted to raise a child in that environment.

But he was glad Juvia made up a story to protect her innocence.

Looking at his wife playing with their daughter, he was then reminded of the reason he had the scar in the first place.

True Love.

anonymous asked:

I've been trying to think of ways to say "out of the woods" and "out of the broom closet" etc that includes all magic users. I've come up with the following if anyone is interested; "Spelled Out." Examples usage: "My practice is not spelled out because of an unaccepting family." I know not all witches cast spells but it is the best I've got so far. Hope you are well!!!

Ohh, I love this one!!! 

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Had to wake everyone up before dawn so we could get on the road. I told them if we want to get the cable car running again and not spend days doing it, we’d have to leave with the sunrise. If you listened to them complain, you’d think I was asking them to do something unspeakable.

Everyone promptly fell asleep in the car. Well, except Gladio. He had to complain about the cats being left in Caem first and made me promise we’d go visit them while we were out. Then he fell asleep.

At least we got it running before dark, but there’s no chance we’ll make it all the way to Caem today. We haven’t even made it to Ravatogh yet. Guess we’re camping.

If I don’t kill them before dawn, it’ll be a miracle

Felicity Smoak - A path of my own (II)

Note: The previous fanfic (here) was painful for me to write and, by the reactions I got, it was also painful for you all to read. Some asked about what, in my head, would happen next. Well my head is not an instant happy place so here’s what happens next. @bringbackianto don’t worry your post just set me in motion I wanted to write this since I started to get p*ssed by the way Felicity is turning out to be the invisible elephant in the room.


Originally posted by gifs-serietv

As Felicity turns the lever up she isn’t expecting much. The electricity should have been cut off Verdant long ago, still before it was Verdant it was The Hood Cave and Oliver couldn’t exactly apply for electricity now could he?

At first it looks like nothing is going to happen but the slow humming from behind the debris on the left hand wall gives her hope. With a flick a light comes on on the opposite end of the cave.

With the phone flashlight Felicity navigates the debris with caution. The computers on the desk are totally destroyed but that hardly matters, the system core is humming smoothly behind the wall she just has to find a way to get to it.

Under the lonely light she sees the shape of Oliver’s bed. Fighting to get air into the lungs as her heart tightens, Felicity recalls the day she bought it. It wasn’t easy getting it there, she had to recruit Diggle’s aid as the movers couldn’t deliver the bed to the Cave.

“Only you could make me do this, Felicity.”

Diggle pretended to complain as he help her assemble the bed but he agreed Oliver needed it if he was going to keep sleeping in the Cave.

The emotions, the memories, she fell like she’s dangerously close to start spinning into a pain spiral and she has to stop. She needs to keep going. She needs to reach the system and have it ready for her basic needs.

With some effort Felicity pulls enough debris to get to the servers. There’s bullet holes in one, a fleeting memory makes her smile, but it didn’t hit anything that would prevent the system from working. 

Sitting as comfortable as possible on the debris Felicity connects her laptop. The network tests tell her it’s not perfect, it needs some tweaking, but it’s enough for the basics. And the basics are checking on Oliver, she needs to know he’s okay, and contacting Donna.

By now Oliver knows she’s gone, by now he probably already called her mother. They were always close, a friendship she seldom felt like an outsider in. Has the TV streaming comes on Felicity accesses a VOIP service, that will sound like a regular telephone call to Donna and stop any further questioning.

“Hi, mom.”

The screen is now filled with a direct interview from City Hall, while her mom’s high pitched voice fills her ears.

“Felicity, Sweetheart. Where are you?’”

Felicity smiles on how well she still knows Oliver.

“Safe, in my new home.”

“Oliver is worried sick.”

The live stream of the news shows a different story. Susan is interviewing a rigid but smiling Mayor Queen. It’s hard to believe Oliver is worried about anything except the woman sitting in front of him, and the viewers. Donna is being over emotional like always.

“When you call him. Tell him I’m perfectly fine.”

“Why do you suppose I will call him?”

The laugh burst out of Felicity, unexpected and uncontroled.

“Aren’t you?”

“Not if you don’t want me to.”

She could tell Donna was hurt.

“No, go ahead. I don’t mind. Do as you like.”

“Baby, what’s wrong?”

Everything.

“Nothing, mom. You know me I get through anything, I’m a fighter, like you.”

“That you are.”

“Call you back soon.”

“You be sure to do that, Felicity.”

Felicity cut it short. The long day taking it’s toll with her eyelids starting to slip.

She drags herself to the bed. The bed still holds a faint smell of Oliver. Holding the pillow she lets herself go pretending he’s there, with her.

Keep reading

On the subject of reading way too much into COD designs…

why does this ~Mysterious Masked Man~ kinda have Gary/Shigeru’s Style??? -the purple, his hair color, you could imagine his hair-style turning out like that if it got long, (….nowadays he even started wearing a lab coat?)

Instead of outlandish time travel nonsense, today I’m gonna HC this guy as… Shigeru’s uncle? Older brother?? not Dad that’s Sycamore hahaha

like, one side of Shigeru’s family is the ~honorable~ Oak line, famous/well respected in the Science community….

and maaaybe? in an opposites attract thing… mom’s side of the family has a history of being Psychics? (…mediocre ones? I mean, this man has to work pretty hard to do a parlor trick :’3) and maybe we don’t hear about them because Shigeru is a little embarrassed or possibly even worried it could damage his credibility w/ his colleagues in his field? -in universe it’s established that Psychic Ability is a Real Thing, but I gotta wonder if the subject would still have some stigma as Pseudo-Science in academia?….

Swedish terror

a painstaking take on Trump’s bullshit**

Water: …what is he talking about?

Papa: I have no fucking idea but I am tired of it. that talking root vegetable has got to go!!

Omega: *buries head under a pillow* make him stooooop please just make him go awayyyyyy.

Alpha: I’ll tell ya what fuckin’ happened last night!

Papa: ????

Alpha: I dunno how he knows, but he knows right. it is a tragedy!!

Omega: *scoffs* what, did you run out of lube?

Water: did your xbox red ring?

Alpha: no, it’s way worse than that…

Papa: *throws his hands up* …….well???

Alpha: *throws an empty box at Omega* WE OUTTA THIN MINTS.

Omega: *throws it back at him* that’s because you FUCKING ATE THEM ALL.

Papa: *eyeroll* I am going to need a drink

Alpha: TRAGEDY I TELL YA.

anonymous asked:

Someone, ok, I don't want to be called vague anan... 2moms again has shown how much she hates gillovny fandom and how much she is prejudice. Suddenly everything what bad is happening here, every bad word, every insinuation made, it is our fault. "Gillovny Intel" wtf is this? Why some people, grown and mature act like children sometimes :(

well, mature people don’t act that way, anon. And if this comes to this certain blog I just don’t have words anymore…

I saw the reblog on my dash and I read it and as some know me already I got mad very quickly. I got angry and wanted to call them out but fortunately, I took three deep breaths and thought that it really isn’t worth it. I did it before and has it changed things much? The best way anon, just try to ignore them. If they are so happy how they act, if this makes them so proud of themselves so let them be. They are not worth our attention at all. Smart and good people will see it too and will not believe in one word this blog says.

anonymous asked:

I've been rereading Tumbling Together (amazing by the way) But I had a question, kinda like for an outtake scene, but I was wondering if Barry and Len ever went back to their bank, from chapter one, and if Barry kinda rubbed it in Raymond's face that he's dating Len? Just a thought that popped into my head, had to ask.

Hahahahaha, well, he wouldn’t do it deliberately. I mean, Barry likes to gloat, but that would be a bit petty even for him, considering he got his man.

He will eventually end up at the bank with Len more than once though, of course. One day they’re gonna probably open a joint account together, realistically, even if they don’t combine all of their finances? And they might have other appointments together. Can you imagine them getting a mortgage???

Haha anyway, they’re going to find their way back to the bank more than once over time, and Raymond is going to start out with shooting jealous looks at Barry for having so obviously charmed Len (who is 100% Raymond’s type), but after a few visits, Ray is going to be sending those appraising glances at Barry too, and more or less develop a minor couple-crush. 

Poor guy. It’s a shame both Len and Barry are as jealous and possessive as they are (and have to hide their identities) because he’ll never be invited for the three-way he daydreams about when they come in.

anonymous asked:

It's so interesting that they give gifts when you go watch a movie! That doesn't happen in the place I live in... I suppose it's to get people to watch it multiple times. I remember you went to see it right? Did it not sell well or is it a Japanese cinema thing?

It’s not released in Hong Kong yet. I merely went to buy ticket vouchers that can exchange for a legit ticket when the movie is being released in cinemas. I’m still about 3 weeks away from actually seeing it so I don’t know where you got the idea that I already saw the movie.

Japanese movies, especially popular anime movies, frequently hand out gifts to cinema-goers, usually in the first few weeks after the movie’s release. Kuroshitsuji is just taking the gifting game waaaaay too far (lol) and still have shit to give away for 2 straight months.

The only reason they have the capacity to do this is BECAUSE the movie is selling well, not the other way around. If no one is even willing to see moving pictures, it’s hard to imagine changing their mind with a still picture/gift.

..Why does my Darkiplier picture have like 4000+ notes on it?

GUYS WTF, WHY SO MANY!? I STARTED FLIPPING OUT WHEN I GOT MORE THAN A HUNDRED

IT’S NOT EVEN THAT GOOD– well like, I’m proud of it, BUT I’VE SEEN MANY DIFFERENT POSTS THAT HAVE WAY BETTER ART

…thank you for making my day though <3

( A choice has been made!

Thanks to a certain number of people’s advice/encouragement. I am going to be archiving this account at SOME point to start over from scratch.

Well, not COMPLETELY from scratch! To keep my current relationships in SOME way, I’ve decided to give have Lust undergo a RESET. This will be prior to a Geno-run, so his character may change. If anyone I’m threading with would like to plot this out, please message me!! Gosh, I love you all, and I love all of my threads… My biggest fear is loosing that in the midst of all this!

This is for my sanity and comfort – I need to revisit how I’m going to portray Lust. And I think he deserves more character arc then what I originally bothered giving him. This is one of my favorite Muse’s after-all. <33 )

You’ve got to promise me if you’re watching me tonight and you ever get to the point in your life where you’re so puzzled, confused, frightened or broken that you feel the only way out is to either abuse or molest a little kid, well then you’ve got to kill yourself. You have got to lean into the strike zone and take one for the team.
—  Dennis Miller
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“…I can’t possibly accept this award. And I’m very humbled and I’m very grateful and gracious but my artist of my life is Beyonce and this album to me, the ‘Lemonade’ album, was just so monumental, Beyonce. It was so monumental. And so well thought out, and so beautiful and soul-bearing, and we got to see another side to you that you don’t always let us see, and we appreciate that, and all us artists here who adore you. And you are our lives, and the way that you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my BLACK friends feel is empowering, and you make them stand up for themselves, and I love you. I always have and I always will.“ - Adele when winning Album of the Year

…I can’t possibly accept this award. And I’m very humbled and I’m very grateful and gracious but my artist of my life is Beyonce and this album to me, the ‘Lemonade’ album, was just so monumental, Beyonce. It was so monumental. And so well thought out, and so beautiful and soul-bearing, and we got to see another side to you that you don’t always let us see, and we appreciate that, and all us artists here who adore you. And you are our light, and the way that you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my BLACK friends feel, is empowering, and you make them stand up for themselves, and I love you. I always have and I always will.

And if you’re afraid of the power Trump already wields, hear this: if we don’t show up in the midterms, the Republicans could get a supermajority in the Senate. That means no ability to filibuster. No recourse. No way to stop them.

We’ve got to make sure the blue states stay blue and try to turn some of those red states blue as well. Don’t count your state out just because it usually votes Republican. Historically, midterms have way lower turnouts than presidential election years. So lets actually show up this time and do some damage.

Oh, and one hopeful note, all the House seats are up for reelection. So let’s take that shit away from Donald Trump and his Republican Party. 

…I can’t possibly accept this award. And I’m very humbled and I’m very grateful and gracious but my artist of my life is Beyonce and this album to me, the ‘Lemonade’ album, was just so monumental, Beyonce. It was so monumental. And so well thought out, and so beautiful and soul-bearing, and we got to see another side to you that you don’t always let us see, and we appreciate that, and all us artists here who adore you. And you are our light, and the way that you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my BLACK friends feel is empowering, and you make them stand up for themselves, and I love you. I always have and I always will.
—  Adele to Beyonce after winning Album of the Year

anonymous asked:

Hey is there any fanfics where Yuuri or Viktor gets jealous? Thank you! ^-^

I LOVE THESE FICS TOO, YOU GUYS! THANK YOU FOR REQUESTING THESE THEY’RE SO GOOD I’M SCREAMIDJIFNLRIEHQ


Jealous!Victor


Jealous by Flightless_Bird, Teen, 4.4k
The idea prickled in the back of Yuuri’s mind and he glanced sharply at Victor again. Was he…Could he be….? Well, there was only one way to find out. SO GOOD OMG

My Star by dia_dove, Gen, 1.1k
Victor is the Jealous type. Fluffy!

Five Times Viktor Got Jealous (and the one time Yuuri noticed) by braveten, Teen, 10k
Before now, Viktor hadn’t realized that he was the jealous type. What an interesting revelation. I mean… everything written by @braveten is amazing and this is no exception! Must read!

Say That You’re Mine by venivan, Mature, 2.5k
Yuuri wins the Grand Prix Final and gains a lot of female fans.
Victor doesn’t take it well. Maybe he’s even a little jealous. Spicy!

The Viktuuri Wingman is very Unconventional by Kestrealbird, Teen, 1.3k
Phichit knows that Yuuri and Viktor are very much in love. The problem is that they haven’t confessed yet. In all his 20 years of wisdom Phichit decides the best way for them to do this is get Viktor as jealous as he can. Phichit is a little shit omg

Green Eyed Monster by HornedQueenOfHell, Gen, 675 words
What happened at the Hot Pot restaurant before Leo de la Iglesia and Guang-Hong Ji arrive and why Victor was so drunk. Quick jealous!Victor one shot!

Stranger danger by sophia191203, Teen, 26k
Yuuri and Victor are meeting the gang for lunch. A mysterious stranger takes a special interest to the Japanese skater, and things turns awkward very fast. Stalker alert! Super creepy but Victor is always ready to save Yuuri!

Putting On a Show by judgingbooksbycovers, Mature, 2.7k
Phichit is determined to make up for what he missed at last year’s banquet - If that means riling up Viktor Nikiforov, even better. PHICHIT IS A SAVAGE OMFG

Not Jealous by braveten, Teen, 3.1k
Victor isn’t jealous. (It’s a mantra engraved in his mind, those three words.) He’s not jealous as Yuuri holds someone else’s hand. He’s certainly not jealous when he catches the other man giving Yuuri a kiss on the cheek before a competition. Absolutely not. That doesn’t make his knuckles turn white, doesn’t make his entire body stiffen. LOVE!

Show Me, Then by queeravocado, Explicit, 3.2k
Viktor and Yuuri head to a bar to relax after a torturous practice that Yakov gave them. Everything’s nice and happy until someone decides to flirt with Yuuri right in front of his husband. Bad mistake.

Lost in Translation by Viktorsfeet, Teen, 18k
Viktor falls in love at the banquet and he thought Yuuri felt the same; when he gets to Hasetsu he’s not too sure. (In which Yuuri gets so drunk he can’t remember the banquet; meanwhile it’s all that Viktor can think about.) Definitely recommend!

I’m So Close to Calling You Traitor by Noitratoxin, Mature, 2.2k
In which Yuuri is first and foremost a danseur before he was a figure skater and no matter how much Viktor would bitch about it later, Lilia Baranovskaya is GOD. Minako nods her approval. Viktor is jealous AF and cannot do anything about it. Great jealous!Victor fic!

Retrouvailles by persephoneggsy, Teen, 31k
After he presents as an Omega, Yuuri Katsuki is sent to study abroad for ten long years. When he returns, he’s far, far different from the adorable little boy that used to follow Victor around like a puppy. Victor is shook. Jealous!Victor ft A/B/O dynamics, if that’s your thing!