whats the point in typing

Have I mentioned that my favourite thing is Adam Parrish being bisexual af?

Just casually describing people as heart attacks like you do

Dude this is not subtle
you are a mess

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C: …Yeah, me and Evan watch it. Why?

E: I-I like it because the, uh, tree too Connor! You should.. wear it more! I-If you wanted to, that is!!

J: I’m sure that would end well. Ev really liked David, you know. 

E: JARED

How To Get A Guy To Like You

Pairing: Dean Winchester x Reader
Summary:Sometimes, internet can be helpful with love problems.
Warnings: Swearing
Word Count: 2.441
A/N: Thank you so much for the notes on the imagine before this one, people! They make me so happy, and I hope you’ll like it too! Friendly reminder, I absolutely love feedback! :) 
Gif’s not mine!

Growing up as a hunter sure had its disadvantages. Aside from the constant danger, being overall socially awkward due to not having time to get to know people, and always having to be on alert, you also made your peace with having to accept you didn’t know everything, especially when it came to humans, but you knew that you had to look for help when you needed it.

“Sam, I need help.”

Sam’s head shot up and he put the book down, sitting up straight almost immediately, “Sure. Are you in trouble?”

You cleared your throat as you sat down across him, and his eyes searched yours,

“Is this about Lucifer?”

“No-“

“Angels?”

“No-“

“Is it-“

“How do I get a guy to like me?”

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Freewriting

You’ve probably heard of “freewriting." Here’s what you do:

You sit down, you get comfortable, and you start writing. Some people set a timer for 10, 15 or 20 minutes before they start. Because the game is, you don’t stop writing during those 10, 15, 20 minutes, even if—especially if—you don’t know what to write. If that happens, you write, "I can’t think of something to write,” or whatever. You also don’t go back to correct anything, even typos. In freewriting, there is no concept of a “mistake,” because once you’re done, you just throw it away. You don’t even read it yourself, unless you feel like it.

The point of the exercise is to expend no effort except for the physical effort of writing or typing. Your goal is not to choose words so much as spew words out. Think of it as the writing equivalent of finger-painting. It’s an exercise in not giving a shit.

This is the best way I know for reducing anxiety around writing. Peter Elbow suggests scheduling it at least three times a week. Personally, I don’t schedule it; I do it at random moments during the day when it occurs to me. This addresses my sense that writing is very difficult to start. If you get into the habit of just dropping what you’re doing and spontaneously writing something, writing starts to seem like less of a big deal. 

If you want, you can relax the rule about not stopping. I found that if I told myself “I can’t stop!” I made myself anxious—“oh my god, I’ll be trapped doing this thing for ten minutes!”—which impeded my willingness to do it at all. So allow yourself to stop if you need to—but just to rest, not to think.

Freewriting can be practiced for as short a time as you have—five minutes, thirty seconds, however long you can tolerate it or spare. You can do it while you’re on hold or waiting for a file to download. Or you can put a reminder on your phone. Every day, every other day, every other other day, whatever. If you ultimately want to “make writing a habit,” you could pick a time slot and just fill that slot with freewriting for now. That will certainly build a habit, and it asks almost nothing of you except to sit in a chair and move your fingers until your timer goes off.

Well, okay: it asks slightly more of you than that. Freewriting is similar to meditation or mindfulness practice: you do have to focus, and mainly you focus on what’s in your head. For some folks, that can be uncomfortable. If it is, try to focus on the words and not on you. If you can’t stand your own thoughts, describe what you see around you instead. Or think of the words as grit that has collected inside you that you’re flushing out—like turning on a faucet to clear rust out of the pipes. The words are already there, so when you freewrite, you’re just discharging them. Those words aren’t you, they’re just words.

I offer you this rusty pipe metaphor because it has helped me a lot. Writing, for me, has always meant feeling my lack of worth in its fullest intensity—as if every word I write were declaring my mediocrity. So of course I avoided it. But if I think of the words as grit in a pipe, my self—my own abilities and my own psyche—are not at issue. Just caked, rotten, crusty words that need to be dissolved, loosened and washed out.

Freewriting has a few purposes, according to Elbow. As I said, it trains you to decouple your words from you, to write with less fear that what you write reflects on you. It accustoms you to producing “bad” writing and seeing that the world doesn’t end. It teaches you to make mistakes without fear—or rather, to write without “mistake” vs. “correct” even entering the picture. 

The real point of freewriting is just to practice spontaneously generating words. Merely generating words, it turns out, is difficult and demanding before you even ask whether they’re the right words. Many of us (though not all) can generate words with relative ease when we talk. But for reasons that are mysterious to me, writing doesn’t work like speaking. Maybe it’s because you have more time to choose your words when you’re writing—and there’s nobody sitting there, responding to what you say. The point is, the channel between your brain and your typing/writing hands can get stiff and clogged. So the first step toward writing without pain and anxiety is simply to loosen and unclog that channel. You’re not even building a skill, you’re just stretching a muscle.

I find when I freewrite that after a few minutes, my mental state shifts. I go into a sort of trance in which things are happening in my mind and I’m observing them but I don’t feel like I’m controlling them. Which, for someone who lives her life with an iron grip on her every thought and deed, is an enormous relief. Once I stop freewriting and start writing normally, some of that lightness lingers. My mind and body remember the sensation and can return to it even when I write more slowly and deliberately.

If writing is extremely difficult for you, you might need to do nothing but freewrite for a while. You might need the sustained experience of producing words that won’t be evaluated, that can’t be evaluated. Even once you start writing normally again, you could still spend the first few minutes of your writing time freewriting, just to clear the pipes.

Try it. Try freewriting for thirty seconds. Right now. Just open up a new document or grab an empty junk mail envelope and see what it’s like.


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Why the next Elder Scrolls game should be set in Elsweyr

So one of my friends recently asked me some questions about Khajiit religion, and it got me on a Khajiit kick, and I realized I’ve never put my case for the above out into the blackness of the internet. Note I’m not saying other locations wouldn’t be deserving–just that I think Elsweyr, at this particular point in the lore of the universe, is the prime candidate for a game.

What is Elsweyr

Elsweyr is the homeland of the Khajiit. Set in the central south of Tamriel, it borders Cyrodil in the north, Valenwood in the west, and Black Marsh, roughly, in the east. The land itself reflects the dual nature of the Khajiit–the north is a hot, sandy desert inhabited largely by nomadic tribes, while the south is lush and tropical, home to many plantations, with several large cities where most of the population is concentrated. Already, we have the setup for a great world, with lots of visual variety in addition to cultural variety.

Why Elsweyr works so well

  • It has great fodder for dungeons
  • Cyrodil had Ayelid ruins and oblivion gates. Skyrim had barrows and Dwemer Ruins. Elsweyr? Egyptian-style tombs buried in the sands of the dessert, complete with mummified corpses. Delving the south? Ancient temples and ruins from before men or mer were even on Tamriel. It represents a chance to see things older than we ever have before.
  • Crime is widespread
  • Not just the bandit camps, but organized crime–smuggling, drug trafficking, theft, scams. Khajiit carry a reputation as criminals for good reason, and it is likely a game set there would put Skyrim’s plentiful bandit camps to shame.
  • It is visually stunning
  • Vast shifting dunes. Plantations on stilts. Rainforest-like jungles. Great cities and entrenched strongholds. Elsweyr doesn’t just have a great variety of climates, it has a variety of some of the most visually contrasting and appealing climates. This isn’t skyrim where everything is grey, white, brown or green–the foliage alone has all the colors of the rainbow.
  • It’s full of characters
  • Anyone familiar with the Elder Scrolls series knows that Khajiit are often some of the most memorable characters. From their wit to their playful nature, each one is memorable in their own way.
  • They’re visually diverse
  • Khajiit biology is tied to the moons–there are a total of at least 17 kinds of Khajiit, ranging from elves with cat tails to intelligent housecats to man-sized tigers. This means that everyone you meet will be different, and cities full of them will not feel as homogenous and bland as Skyrim’s cities often did.
  • They have a unique philosophy
  • While Khajiit have a version of the monomyth that features many of the Divines we’re familiar with, by and large they worship Azurah, and follow the teachings of a Bhuddist-like philosophy called Ja-Kha’jay. After a game that asked pointed questions about what a deity was in the Elder Scrolls universe, Elsweyr is ready and waiting to ask “What does it matter?”
  • It has a newly relevant ruin with a lot of historical importance
  • If you delved into Skyrim lore, you probably picked up that Talos, who went on to become Tiber Septim, founded the third era by conquering Tamriel, thanks in no small part to a giant bipedal machine called the Numidium, which was powered by the heart of the dead god Lhorkan. The building site of this machine, the Halls of Colossus, was built in Elsweyr, after the Blades forcefully evicted the area of the native Khajiit. Not only that, but at some point during or after the Numidium’s construction, it began poisoning the surrounding area, rendering a large swath of Elsweyr uninhabitable to the present day, with descriptions often recalling radiation poisoning. You do the math; an old, abandoned ruin, once home to the heart of a dead god, now in territory controlled by the Thalmor, who have an expressed desire to achieve deity, possibly at the expense of the mortal world.

Why they work now

  • They’re an outside perspective
  • Though technically part of the Aldmeri Dominion, Khajiit are natives to Tamriel, and are generally skeptical of both elves and men. This makes them an excellent background for a story about the conflict between men and elves, which Skyrim obviously built up. We will get to see not only both sides, but what each side looks like to a people unconcerned with either of them.
  • They’ve never been more accessible
  • Because Elsweyr is now part of the Dominion, it’s been instilled with an influx of Thalmor, trying to control their society and generally being perplexed by their culture. Not only does this provide a great source of conflict for the player to be involved in, it gives the writers a way to showcase the quirks of Khajiit culture without making the game totally alien and unrelatable.
  • They’re the most politically uneasy ally in the Dominion
  • Elsweyr joined the Dominion, not as Elsweyr, but as Anequina and Pelletine, the two countries it was originally formed out of. This is because the Mane, the Khajiit spiritual leader, was assassinated by the Thalmor. The Mane served as a mediator between the two halves of Elsweyr, and without him, the balance between the two fell apart. They both joined the Dominion after it claimed responsibility for ending the Void Nights, but there are several indications that the common folk are unhappy with their new Thalmor rulers. Combine this with a long tradition of Khajiit rebels and nationalists and an old racial conflict with the Bosmer, and Elsweyr is the best place to start for somebody looking to chip away at the power of the Dominion.
  • Its experiencing an identity crisis
  • Anequina. Pelletine. Elsweyr. What is the homeland of the Khajiit? This is a question the Khajiit are very much struggling with right now, and there would be no better time for us to explore a culture than when it is trying to find itself, especially as an outside group (the Thalmor) is trying to force their own culture and religion on them.
  • They’re primed for a player character
  • Their spiritual leader is recently dead. Their country is fractured, their culture under assault, and they very recently spent two years with the focal point of their lives absent. What happens when the type of child you have is determined by the moons and they aren’t there anymore? Is it random? Does it go on as normal, but without a reference? Are all the children stillborn? In any case, it’s mass panic at best, and there would be a great deal of lingering trauma over that. To put it in the simplest terms, the Khajiit have the most problems that could be addressed by a legendary hero coming in and shaking things up.

I know you want to go to Alinor and punch the Thalmor in their faces. I know Black Marsh has undergone several radical, often concerning changes. I know Valenwood is fantastically interesting, as are the lands beyond Tamriel. 

But have you considered going Elsweyr.

Simple methods in order to help you opening your third eye

The third eye also referred to as the  brow chakra, or ajna is a very important energy center that is used to perceive the spiritual world around you, but in order to use it it must first be opened. To do this you can use many different types of methods, techniques, and exercises in order to strengthen your ability to use your third eye.You can experience, and perceive many different things when your third eye is opened wider than it usually is. You can see such things as spiritual entities, auras, energies, and even see into different planes, and dimensions. The third eye is greatly connected to your 6th sense, and is the main way that you perceive the other spiritual realms. When you have your third eye open you have more of a tendency to be drawn to mindfulness, focus, critical thinking, and intuition. All these skills, and benefits can help you in your life in order to progress growth, and experience along your path. Once you open your third eye you can always close it again by just imagining it closing, or allowing it to close on its own. It will never close completely, but it will be less widened in order for you not to continue to perceive the sixth sense fully. It is never good to keep any of your chakras completely open all the time, especially your third eye this is due to the fact that you will be letting in certain influences that you are not expecting, and may even become overwhelming if left unchecked. It is always important to remember to keep your body in balance even in your energy centers, but with proper control in understanding everything will go smoothly, and you will gain the benefits that you desire.

Here are some simple methods in order to help you opening your third eye:

Method 1 for opening your third eye is to get into a meditative state, and to focus upon the spot in between your eyebrows, this is where the third eye energy center is located. You will want to focus on that spot, and push energy to it in order to open your third eye. while you are doing this you also want to envision your third eye opening. This should charge, and empower your third eye allowing it to open.

Method 2 for opening your third eye is to take your pointer, and index finger while they are the only fingers extended on your hand, and trace a circle around on your forehead, while focusing on that spot. This will help to activate the energy center, and sort of awaken your third eye. For this one too you might want to also imagine an eye opening on your forehead.

Method 3 for opening your third eye is to meditate, and use your visualization skills, so that the third eye sort of opens by itself. It doesn’t matter which way that you meditate, or what type of meditate you do my friends, The point of this method is to allow you to awaken your third eye by charging it with the energy that you get from meditating through visualization of different things, or even just sitting quietly. It is a way of provoking your third eye to open, because in this state you allow yourself to be more open.

There are a lot of other methods that you can you open your third eye, but these are a couple that are simple, and help get you started.

Does this count as inktober

starbutterfly-diaz  asked:

I couldn't really expand on this in the replies without spamming you s o: yeah, I agree, I think Eclipsa is assuming her daughter is dead. Which is going to REALLY shake up her trial when Meteora and her eventually reunite because Eclipsa will turn on the Butterflys, like, "you brainwashed my child, kept me crystallized, this isn't fair, I should be freed-" basically play the victim. Even though we all know Eclipsa clearly has dastardly deeds up her sleeve.

I’ve seen discussion of Eclipsa not necessarily being this Big Bad- but, rather, simply not law-abiding- and I’m really digging it, personally. That, rather than being some evil person with evil intents, she’s simply a creature of entropy- she doesn’t see the point of social limits and rules, so she doesn’t follow them.

It would also really fit into the Eclipsa we saw in Sweet Dreams, who listens very quietly while Star tells her what’s wrong, then asks why she’s so interested in stopping. Her response to “You saw what happened this time!” was “Yes, alright, but what about before?” Star probably told her everything, from the crushed beds to the goblin dogs, but her main interest is why she would want to stop personally. Who cares if you’ve caused a little mischief- you could be on the verge of learned something fascinating. Isn’t that what’s important? And then she even goes so far as to show her that she’s fully capable of getting around as she pleases, because all knowledge is good knowledge, my dear.

It builds onto this idea that Eclipsa values learning over everything else. Why mess with dark magic? Well, why not? There’s no clear defined lines there. There’s so many blank spaces to be filled in. It’s exciting

Why return to the palace? Well, why not? She’s got a bone to pick with the Commission, for one, and she wants to see how the gardens have changed, and there seems to be something in or around the place that she wants.

I guess what I’m getting at is that none of what we’ve seen from Eclipsa so far points to her being the type of person to suppress her daughter’s memory. For that matter, if she really is so gung-ho about all knowledge being good knowledge, she’d probably view it as the worst punishment anyone could ever give Meteora.

If/when she does find out, if she isn’t aware already, I don’t think she’s gonna play the victim card. I think she’s gonna be pissed.

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The Tenth Floor pt5

Min Yoongi had gone through 34 secretaries in the past 24 months, and each one of them left in tears. This fact alone should have warned you against taking the job, but the pay was too good to pass up. Surely you could put up with a billionaires temper-tantrums, right?

Yoongi x Reader & Taehyung x Reader

Genre: Fluff, humor, probably some angst

Warnings: Strong language at times, maybe some slight smut eventually

Part 1, 2, 3, 4


“So you do know him.” Yoongi said dryly once Taehyung was gone. 

“Not very well.” You said honestly. Yoongi didn’t have the chance to ask further questions, as other people had things to say to him. You drifted off to the side of the room where Namjoon was standing. He had been there for the meeting, sitting far in the back and watching how things went. You gave him a nod as you approached, and he returned it with a smile. 

“So he invited you to the meeting.” Namjoon said knowingly. You weren’t sure why this seemed so surprising to him, though.

“It is part of my job, isn’t it?” You raised an eyebrow. Seokjin looked shocked earlier as well, and you now guessed that it had something to do with your attending the meeting. 

“Yeah, Yoongi just isn’t always very good at letting people do their jobs. And especially because your new, I just… Wasn’t expecting it.” 

“I thought you said you had a good feeling about me?” You pointed out.

“I did. I mean, I do. I just…” He tried to backtrack, and you almost felt bad for putting him on the spot like that.

“It’s fine. I wasn’t expecting it either. But I guess it’s a good thing, right?” You glanced over your shoulder at Yoongi as you spoke.

“I certainly hope so.” Namjoon sighed. “I’m tired of replacing his secretaries. Do you know Kim Taehyung, by the way? It looked like he knew you.” 

You grimaced. You didn’t want to think about Taehyung right then, the fact that he had let you believe that he was someone else. After the previous night, you thought there might be something between the two of you. But now? You didn’t think you could trust him anymore than you could the people you worked with. “It’s… A long story.” You evaded. “What’s the big deal about him?” Yoongi seemed tense while talking to Taehyung, and you got the impression that the multi-millionaire wasn’t intimidated by many.

“Well, for one thing, he owns a ridiculous number of shares in the company. And not only to all the other shareholders adore him, they’ve tried to get him on the board of directors several times.”

“And that’s bad because…?” You prompted.

“Because he does things differently, and no one has any idea what he would do if he did get the position. Yoongi has people on the board who don’t question things too much, let him do what he feels is best.”

“And he thinks Taehyung would ask questions?” You didn’t feel like you were getting any real answers. Namjoon sighed.

“Not just ask questions. He would change things. Taehyung… Isn’t from this kind of life. Yoongi grew up in the business, was trained since he was a kid so he’d be ready to inherit it from his father.”

“And Taehyung?” You wanted to know as much about him as you could before you ran into him again–though you hoped that wouldn’t be any time soon, if ever. 

“Taehyung came from nothing. He wasn’t a prodigy, his family didn’t have money. He didn’t even go to an impressive college.”

Something wasn’t adding up, and you frowned at the door he had disappeared through. “So how did he afford shares in the company, then?” 

Namjoon shrugged. “Hard work. Some smart investing, supposedly. No one’s entirely sure, that’s the thing. He just showed up to the shareholders meeting one day with that permanent smile of his. It’s never been that big of a deal because he never showed that much of an interest, but he doesn’t know the first thing about what we do.”

You shook your head. You didn’t want to think about Taehyung anymore. The more you heard, the more you felt like you really had no idea who he was, which wasn’t a pleasant feeling. You said a quick “see you later” to Namjoon before joining Yoongi as he stacked the papers and notes from the meeting. Nearly everyone else had already left by now, and it wasn’t long before only the two of you remained. 

“Are you going to tell me how you know him?” Yoongi asked as he handed you the stack of notes, several files, and a notebook. You knew he had to be talking about Taehyung, and you sighed. 

“I can. But I’d rather not.” You adjusted the papers in your arms as the two of you began walking to the door. Yoongi nodded slowly.

“Don’t, then. I’m only curious.” 

You were surprised by this. As paranoid as Yoongi was, you were half expecting him to accuse you of being a spy for Taehyung. But Yoongi still looked exhausted from his all-nighter, and you supposed that he didn’t have the energy to be an ass at the moment. 

Your theory was proven wrong once you returned to the tenth floor, however, when he told you to go back down to the third floor and bring him two very specific boxes of files. He didn’t tell you why he needed them, just that you had to get them. Now.

It took a good thirty minutes to find one of the boxes, and another forty-five to dig out the second. Your hair was falling out of place by the time you made your way to the elevator with the boxes in your arms, and you almost didn’t notice the man who was already standing there. 

“Afternoon.” You greeted him before realizing who it was. Jungkook glanced over at you, giving you a smile.

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okay but can i have a cliche as hell plot that’s like “i met you when you stayed in my little beach town almost the entire summer when we were 15/16 and we had a summer fling and i’m pretty sure we were a little bit in love but then you left and we just kinda stopped talking and now i’m well into college and holy shit i ran into someone at a party that looks like an older version of you–wait that IS you??? and we’ve been going the same college the entire time?? and now i feel like i see you everywhere??? what the hell is this you’re even hotter than you were back then what the HELL” type of plot

bonus points if they have mutual friends and have somehow never met