what has this spiraled into

Flower Child

Thank you to a reader for submitting this idea.

oh gosh Harry with a son is so cute maybe one in which his son has a crush in a little girl from his preschool and he goes to backyard to got flowers and he hide them in his little backpack to give her and he does everyday until one day Harry finds flowers in his backpack and ask him about it ❤️

What started as a blurb has spiraled into over 2k of fluff and daddy Harry, so I hope you all enjoy! -xoxo S


Harry’s car idled by the curb as he patiently waited for the dashboard clock in his Range Rover to hit noon. It was rare that he was able to pick up his son from school, but the days his schedule allowed for it were some of his favorites. With the new baby at home, he had to make more time for pick ups and drop offs, which he didn’t mind one bit. He tapped his fingers against the steering wheel to the faint beat pulsing through the car and checked his phone for a message update from you on whether the new member of your family had willingly gone down for a nap.

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jikirurando  asked:

Can't even imagine there will be a V route where he will eventually fall in love with MC. If that happens, the story will be completely twisted. We all know that he is so inlove with Rika. I'm hoping that photo in the new story is a new character but I can't see a reason to have a new character..

I have to say, I’m really happy a lot of us seems to be on the same page with this. It’s making me feel even more that this is in fact NOT a V romance route.

I had a discussion with someone on twitter where they said that his whole character arc is how much he loves Rika and the lengths he’s willing to go to for her. So, to create a story just so player MC can kiss him feels really shallow and… ~pandering~. :/

I guess we will see what happens, but I’m still bank on we play as Rika in order for some people to understand what happened to her. She has a (telanovela) mental illness that spiraled out of control somehow and I honestly think it would be fascinating to see her fall for V and maybe, just maybe get her and him the happy life they deserved together…

… before finding out it’s some crazy dream V is having. 

Cheritz already tested the waters with April Fool’s Day. Time to get more heartbreakingly insane.

anonymous asked:

What makes a good spiral? I've heard that Jason Brown's spirals are amazing, while Yuna Kim's had some room for improvement. But....I can't really pinpoint what makes them good or bad?

Jason has good spirals, especially for a man, but there are better spirals out there. Two main qualities that make a good spiral are extension (how far up you raise your leg, how straight your leg is) and toe point (what it sounds like, pointing your toes instead of letting your foot just hang there). Yuna’s arabesque spirals did not have very good extension or toe point, her foot just sticks out.

But many other skaters have these problems too, some worse than hers, so she’s not alone.

Here is Sasha Cohen’s arabesque spiral; her leg is straight, raised high, and her toe is pointed. Her legs and body create attractive lines.

Another quality of good spirals is gliding on a deep edge; Michelle Kwan was especially known for her change-of-edge spiral which had great control on both the inside and outside edges.

For spirals in other positions (and skating in general), extension and toe point still apply. For catchfoot spirals and biellmann spirals, forming an aesthetically pleasing shape with your body and leg is important - biellmann spirals/spins typically have a “teardrop” shape.

anonymous asked:

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IVE HEARD OF THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT AU TELL ME MORE

If you have any questions about our flight today, please don’t hesitate to ask one of our flight attendants.

- Kenma is a frequent flier and is therefore completely unimpressed by and uninterested in whatever happens on the plane. The peace and quiet of a night flight allows him to make good progress with his games and he finds the sound of the plane engine quite soothing. Kuroo, a flight attendant on many of the planes Kenma travels on, is especially fond of him and goes out of his way to make sure Kenma has extra blankets and pillows, and to ask about Kenma’s game progress. Kenma gets all cute and flustered every time Kuroo remembers which game he’s playing, especially if he hasn’t flown in a while. Kuroo finds this reaction so adorable he has to go and take a breather in the staff area to try and get a hold of himself.

- Bokuto, another frequent flier, is the exact opposite. He finds flying to be exciting and absolutely fascinating and is always asking Akaashi, the flight attendant, questions about the plane’s journey and flight path and what the weather is like. Akaashi is quietly indulgent and patiently answers all of his questions. He thinks Bokuto’s enthusiasm is really sweet. When Bokuto seems to be feeling down during a flight, Akaashi will make time to have a chat and will volunteer the info himself, without having to be asked, because it always seems to cheer Bokuto up. 

- Hinata, bored on a mostly empty flight, keeps pressing the call button to summon the flight attendant because he wants attention. Flight attendant Kageyama gets more and more annoyed with his requests, until he finally demands to know what the hell Hinata is playing at. Hinata bluntly says that he thinks Kageyama is cute when annoyed and Kageyama, completely caught off guard, goes bright red and gapes like a fish before doing an abrupt about-face and stalking back down the asile to the safety of the staff area. Amused and intrigued by Kageyama’s reaction - and totally lacking in any sort of subtlty - Hinata makes a point of leaning into the aisle to watch Kageyama every time he goes past. Kageyama doesn’t stop blushing for the rest of the flight, but just before they start the landing procedure he shoves a spare juice box into Hinata’s hands. He’s taped his email address to the side of it.

- Oikawa’s natural charm and good looks make him a very popular flight attendant. He had been in training to become a pilot, but changed his mind when he realised that he would rather spend a long-haul flight being able to interact with the passengers than stuck in a tiny room at the front of the plane. He flirts shamelessly and indiscriminately, but his favourite targets are attractive businessmen like Iwaizumi, who is a regular passenger on Oikawa’s flights. Iwaizumi’s strong poker-face and lack of engagement with the flirting leads Oikawa to try more and more outrageous ways of garnering a reaction, including leaning into his personal space when reaching to collect the food tray from the next seat over, sneaking in some gentle caresses and being touchy-feely when unecessarilly adjusting the position of Iwaizumi’s pillows and even “accidentally” spilling a drink into Iwaizumi’s lap (which, of course, means Oikawa has to mop up the mess himself while kneeling in a very provocative manner and making bedroom eyes up at Iwaizumi). 

- Iwaizumi is by no means immune to Oikawa’s persistent attentions, but he prefers to watch Oikawa interact with other passengers the most. When Oikawa is charming old ladies and sneaking them extra drinks or bending down to talk soothingly to a scared child during turbulence, Oikawa’s enthusiasm for and dedication to his job really shines through, and that is when Iwaizumi finds Oikawa to be the most attractive.

Sort of happy story? Maybe? I don't know what to consider it.

So my life has been on a steady spiral downward. Family health scares, dog needing minor surgery (tooth pulled, but he’s also 10 ½ and has a heart murmur so it’s honestly terrifying to me), overall personal crap, etc., and on top of all of that, on Thursday evening, I found out that my grandmother most likely has cancer- they found something in her liver but it wasn’t liver cancer and they’re pretty sure it’s from somewhere else that made it to the liver and I have no idea how to describe it. But the fact that it’s most likely has just seriously fucked me up, as we’re really close and I lost my paternal grandmother to lung cancer in October 2015.

Needless to say, I haven’t been “all there.” I haven’t been sleeping or eating well, I’ve been shaky, and I’ve been making myself hyper focus on trying to not screw up at work because the idea of being fired terrifies me more than death. But guess who screwed up anyway? 

I do craft programs through work, and I also am allowed to run other ones, should I get permission to do so. Which I did. Things were all planned out with our guest speaker. Awesome. Went ahead and made a flyer, printed a few copies out, posted them, thought all was fine and dandy. Only I forgot to send the flyer to my boss for approval for the first time ever and I got an email about it and stupid stupid stupid me immediately took it as “oh god I fucked up so badly” and sent an apology email offering to take the flyers down and by the time I got into work, I was so worked up over it and went straight to my boss apologizing before I was even clocked in. Told her I hadn’t been thinking straight lately and swore up and down that I’d never do it again, which kind of got her asking if everything was okay because “you don’t look so well” and there were no problems and she didn’t see why I’d gotten all nervous about it.

I just told her that on top of a bunch of personal matters, I found out just before the weekend that my grandmother most likely has cancer and she just. She hugged me and was so nice about it and said she’d keep us in her prayers and I like, started tearing up because I didn’t know that people in a work environment (aside from my boss in my old library job, but I’ve had quite a few retail hells in between) could actually be that nice and actually care about their employees. I’m so used to people treating me like crap that this really got to me and I didn’t know how to handle it so I just thanked her and went up into the break room and cried like the stupid dumb moron I am. 

So I guess happy-ish thing? I don’t know what to consider it but holy crap I’m not used to people actually being nice like that. 

I am getting grazeh over older Noctis again…………. FUUUUUUUUUU WEIHGweiughwgIUwgewiuGWH Astrals have mercy on me….he is so freaking majestic and i need mooooooooore of him on my dash!!!!!! 

ANYTHING!!!!

Xiaolin Headcanon: Wuya’s Timeline and Shen Gong Wu origins

How did Grand Master Dashi make the Shen gong wu to begin with?
Imagine this. Wuya was a powerful witch who used to mind her own business (for the most part), occasionally playing tricks on mortals but nothing too bad. Regular witch stuff. One day a young Dashi decides to steal some of her magic for his people. Slyly he tricked her at a childish game, the first showdown, wins, and claims the victory it in the name of the Xiaolin people. Boom. It was a Xiaolin Showdown. 

From that showdown Dashi won/stole much of Wuya’s magic. He then traps that magic in various toys, trinkets, objects that he might have had an interest in building beforehand. They become the Shen Gong Wu. He then shared the magic items with his fellow man in the hope of creating a ballance of power between humans and the supernatural beings (witches, demons…etc). These items prove to be too powerful, and men get greedy/end up abusing them, so he instead hides across the world (so nobody can have the power of all of them).

Meanwhile, Wuya got so mad about all of this that she dedicate her entire life to obtaining all of Dashi’s magical toys and regain the power she once lost. Upon confrontation, Dashi traps her in the puzzle box and the folk-story gets put on hold till present day Xiaolin Showdown. In present day, the evil side of the world has gotten to be so strong (with the release of Wuya, Chase Young, Hannibal..etc) that the Shen Gong Wu start activating themselves. The monks have to find and collect them, to give humanity more power and re-balance the world’s chi.



Side note; I still really like the idea of Jack being a distant relation of Wuya. I’ve always found it a strange coincidence that Jack’s trademark crest is so much like Wuya’s mask, despite them never meeting before. I do wonder if the crest that Jack wears is a family crest, considering that it is repeated thought anything associated with Jack. Clothing, inventions, furniture, vehicles…etc

In Chronicles Jack’s crest is even more similar to Wuya’s mask. As for Wuya, it’s not just the symbol on her mask, the symbol also dominates the entire face of the moon when she is in absolute power (so it’s quite the recurring theme for both characters).

But what’s that you say? They aren’t exactly the same? Well to me, that makes even more sense why it could be a family crest.  Being passed down through generations, the design would have changed and simplified over time. Not to mention, that Jack’s father was actually the one to ‘find’ the puzzle box and send it to him. I mean, It is entirely possible that Wuya could have had a kid before being trapped. That the puzzlebox could have been stolen from Dashi early on, but was never able to be opened, so it got passed down through every generation until someone was able to open it. That kind of makes her backstory pretty tragic….

It’s also worth noting that Jack and Wuya do have quite a few physical attributes in common. Multi-toned red hair being most notable. They both have markings under their eyes represent their natural ability (Wuya being more powerful and having 6 lines, and Jack being pretty weak and having 1 line). Jack gets made fun of for wearing makeup by the monks, and his eyeliner is seen dripping when his face gets wet, but I’ve never seen that marking disappear ever (not even during that once scene where he shows up in Chase’s citadel in a bathrobe, and he should be makeup-free). Lastly, Jack may not have any Heylin magic (that we know of), but he does have an unusual natural genius about him (technically speaking). *gestures to time machine*.
Technology is, in a sense the magic of the modern day. One uses robot minions… one uses rock minions…. One has spirals in their eyes, one has spirals in their goggles… you see what I’m saying here? Also Jack was pretty darn naturally capable/comfortable navigating the Ying Yang world all by himself on two sepperate occasions.

The only thing that I find strange is that any similarities between these two characters were never addressed during the show. Wuya didn’t recognize the crest that Jack wears. Jack hadn’t even heard of Wuya before opening the puzzle box. Though that said, it didn’t seem as though Jack had any understanding of anything supernatural, Xiaolin or Heylin at all before meeting Wuya. It’s food for thought…


I’ve come up with a lot of headcanons over the years, but this is probably one of my favourites. Also, it’s fun to imagine Chase’s reaction if it were ever discovered that Jack is a direct dependent of one of the most powerful Heylin beings on the planet, haha. If Jack were capable of some of Wuya’s ability, I think it would have really helped him to be recognized as a significant character again in the show. Considering all of the other characters got so much stronger, I think that this could have been a really useful solution to his slow decent into pure comic-relie. It also could have brought his and Wuya’s relationship closer together, and taken Wuya away from just being a doll for Chase (which she started becoming later in the series). She could have instead become a mentor.
I think that both characters were in need of some form of character-arc which they never received in season 3.

This is just about the dumbest thing I’ve seen. The KKK are no longer “terrorists”. They generally don’t go out hurting people or committing crimes much anymore and most christians don’t support them. In fact, in the US, no one really likes the KKK except the KKK. This is the exact opposite of ISIS. ISIS is actively killing and torturing innocent people, in their native countries this generally goes unpunished, they have many supporters within the Islam faith and countries run under Islamic state. 

The reason Christians and the rest of America hasn’t gotten rid of the KKK is because they are just a group of racist buffoons who, over the years, have lost all of their rights to perform hate crimes and attacks as America advanced past it’s days of racism. Islamic countries have only regressed and their support and refusal to acknowledge the serious issues ISIS is causing is what has led to them spiraling out of control. Ultimately, it is up to them to solve the problem they created.

Christianity and Islam are not comparable. There is no terrorist organization in the US even remotely similar to ISIS. I still cannot even comprehend how someone would rather make this far of a reach to defend the religion who has spawned several terrorist organizations in the not so distant pass than just to accept and admit that there is a major problem that needs solving and and lay appropriate blame on those responsible.

Unalome

Unalome - Buddhist symbol of reaching enlightenment.
With a world as unloving and remorseless as it is, I’ve learned to find love in the darkest of places.
Lately, my path has gone into quite a spiral but what keeps my head up is the possibility of happiness.
Happiness, whether it may be with or without another.
I’ve come to great satisfactory of who I am as a person and what I mean to myself.
For quite some time I struggled trying to find all the answers.
“Where am I going?”
“Where are we going?”
“Who am I?”
“What do I want?”
“What is really important?”
Soon my mind had been picked apart and put back together the wrong way so many times, I stopped seeing anything around me.
What I learned from asking these repetitive questions was to simply stop asking.
The scenery or situation may not always be ideal but being me and loving that more then anything on this earth… I’ve finally started the journey to enlightenment.

Originally posted by mrdraklin

Thoughts on Pink Diamond and Rose’s Rebellion 

This is related to the unaired / leaked episodes of Steven Universe. If you have not watched the episodes or wish to remained unspoiled please don’t read under the cut. This is not a theory just some thoughts. 

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Candid

For @brightly-painted-canvas. I chose this prompt:  . Canon, estabilished relationship. America forgets his smartphone at England’s and England, before giving it back at their next meeting, ‘plays’ with it. Hope it’s okay!

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America’s young—much younger than England, and it’s evident.

The lad’s perpetually effervescent with energy, sparkling and bursting with boundless spirit and enthusiasm, quite unlike England who prefers life to turn over at a much slower pace nowadays, quiet and undisturbed as still water, since conquering and ruling and losing reign over a large portion of the world will do that to a person.

He can scarcely keep up with America.

England’s already experienced his eventful rise to power, the prime of his life has eclipsed, and he seriously doubts he’ll ever be able to obtain the same hunger for supremacy as he once had, he’s mostly content with the gentler outlook he’s acquired since his youth.

America, however… he’s strong-willed and boisterous and strong.

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Kurtoberfest one-shot - “Kurt’s Killer First Time Behind the Wheel” (Rated T)

The first time sixteen-year-old Kurt Hummel got behind the wheel of his brand new SUV, he became a killer, and only his dad could help him out… (2267 words)

Rare pair: Kurt and Burt Hummel

Written for @treebleeding

***Okay, just so you know, this isn’t as dark as it sounds xD Written for the @kurtoberfest prompt ‘graveyard’.

Read on AO3.

“OhmyGod! OhmyGod! OhmyGod! OhmyGod!”

“Do I take it that means you like it?” Burt asks his son as Kurt circles the black SUV parked in their driveway.

“I love it!” Kurt squeals. “It’s exactly the one I wanted!”

“Of course it is,” Burt says with a laugh. “You only emailed me a picture, gave me a brochure with this model circled, and then taped the listings of every one available in Lima on every wall of the house. You might think I’m not quick, kiddo, but I eventually got the hint.”

“And I thought I was being so subtle,” Kurt jokes, peering through the tinted window at the immaculate interior. Ooo, cream colored leather. Yup – exactly what he wanted. Way to go, Dad!

“Why don’t you take her for a spin?”

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This is my 100th post on my knitting blog and I am so happy that it is for my FINISHED blanket! After over a year, I have finally finished my first ever 10 stitch spiral blanket!

From the first ten tiny stitches to covering my double bed: it was surprisingly easy to knit, it just took a while and I am really happy with the size of it! 

I have worked on this blanket in England (Bristol and around West Sussex), in Norway, in Sweden and several places in Finland. I have worked on this blanket in cafes and gardens and parks and I even took this thing on a 2 week road trip. It got so big that carrying it to public places got more than a little difficult but it has seen the inside of several friends’ homes. 

I am almost afraid to know the number of hours of TV I have watched while knitting this blanket; it is definitely a high number. I have knitted this whilst being happy, sad, hungover, calm, stressed, nervous and excited (thankfully not all at the same time). For me, that is what the design of this blanket is about: how life isn’t one colour or one shade but an entire mixture of emotions.

I love the patterns created by the white, grey and black multi-coloured yarn, I like to think of the blanket like a metaphor for life that while you grow you have some blissfully happy moments and you have your dark hours and you have lots of times in between, sometimes a mix of both and that is just how life is. Of course, a blanket doesn’t have to be a metaphor for anything, but after the hours I have sat working on this, this is what it has come to mean to me.