when the world was flat

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“The original novel [Dumb Witness] was dedicated to her [Agatha Christie’s] own wire-haired terrier - ‘To dear Peter,’ it read, 'most faithful of friends and dearest of companions. A dog in a thousand.’
I felt exactly the same way about the terrier in our film. He captivated me from the moment I set eyes on him. The little dog, whose real name was actually Snubby, became my dear friend. [..] My now ever-expanding fan club wrote to tell me how much they enjoyed it [the episode], so they also told me, the sales of wire-haired terriers shot up exponentially after it was shown for the first time in March 1996.”
- David Suchet, Poirot and Me

it starts with an earthquake, pt 1

The world ends on a Thursday, comes crashing down in smoke and fire and ruin. And then it keeps going, and Vox Machina figures out how to make do in the aftermath. [ a post-apocalyptic au for cr ladies week]

day one: pike trickfoot

[ao3]

After the world ends, Pike takes up distilling moonshine in the still on the roof.

It’s Percy still, actually, but he cedes it to her with his blessing, spends his time instead in the garage fiddling with whatever’s most broken, a mechanical triage of sorts. And sure, they need a doctor at the end of the world, but there’s a surprising amount of downtime between sewing people’s organs closed and administering antidotes, and if there’s one thing everyone needs after the world ends, it’s a stiff drink.

She’s even started experimenting. Things get slow at the end of the world.

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anonymous asked:

Hello! Do you have a tag for fics where either Louis or Harry (or both, why not?) have unconventional jobs? I tried looking at your fic masterpost but I couldn't find it. If not, could you please do one? Thanks in advance lovely!!

Ooookay this one was a great challenge love ! (thanks a lot to @miniboyfriendloueh and @tvshows-addict for the brainstorming, it was fun !)

Also, warning, it’s gonna be a long one :)

At first, I can’t just not talk about Escapade  , Wear It Like A Crown , You’ll Breathe Me In (You Won’t Release) , Wild And Unruly , or Love Is A Rebellious Bird , but yeah, those are all classics :)

- Worlds Away  : astronaut au fic where Louis is staying on the international space station and Harry is on earth working ground control and he and Louis have really quiet late night chats after most of the workers are gone and get to know each other in the biggest long distance relationship u could ever have…then eventually Louis comes back to earth and they have a beautiful meeting  (7k, Astronaut Louis, and ground control Harry)

- It’s All Brand New Because of You  : It’s nearing six o’clock in the evening, and despite the fact that it’s summer, the aquarium has emptied out considerably and it’s quiet as Louis wanders the exhibits. A few people try to ask him questions as he wanders, but Louis knows less about the creatures in the tanks than they do, so he keeps having to apologize and explain that he’s just a counselor, not a biologist.AKA, Louis starts a new job as a summer camp counselor at the local aquarium and Harry is a biologist who really likes teaching people about the ocean.(16k, biologist Harry)

- the impossible now  : A wish on Christmas Eve sends Louis to an alternate dimension where Harry is a member of One Direction. (50k, botanist Louis)

- Come Along With Me :A little magic can take you a long way.” — Roald Dahl
or An AU where Harry is a magician and Louis doesn’t believe in such a thing.
(28k, Magician Harry)

- i can be the motor (you’ll be the gasoline): Harry is a British pop star living in LA. While trying to escape his reality of publicity stunts and record sales, his Harley breaks down. Stranded in the mountains, Harry has no choice but to call for help. And, somehow, a fit tow truck driver with the ocean in his eyes might end up fixing more than just Harry’s bike. (8k, mecanic Louis)

- Take My Breath Away   :There is a prestigious school in the British Royal Navy classified as Premier Delta - or as it is known by its flyers, 1D. These select pilots are an elite set of Naval lieutenants who are trained in the skill of aggressive aerial combat. They are instruments of war, trained in times of peace. They are dogfighters, relentless and fearless in their mission to protect their beloved country. From their lofty vantage, they are always watching, waiting, and ready to lay it all on the line.Lt. Harry Styles, call sign Sparrow, is a prodigy when it comes to flying. The owner of an unrivaled Naval pedigree, being a pilot was always written in the stars for Harry. With his trusty RIO, Lt. Niall Horan, Harry has made an unprecedented ascension in the ranks of the Naval aerial combat elite, and has been recruited to the esteemed Premier Delta flight school, carrying on his family’s legacy. What he finds there are unexpected friendships, perilous challenges, and something beyond what he ever thought possible. Because as his father had always told him, before the great Captain Styles went tragically missing in combat, you don’t fall in love with the sky, you fall in love with what keeps you on the ground.(150k, Pilot!Harry and Louis)

- taking tips and getting stoned: Louis drives a taxi. He hasn’t seen Harry in eight years when they have a chance meeting. A lot has changed in that time. But not everything. (24k, Taxi driver Louis)

- Running In Circles, Chasing Our Tails : Harry has a very sick guinea pig, and Louis is a vet.OR The one where Harry Styles is completely in love with the man who saved his pets life. (7.5k, vet Louis)

- Panorama  : Louis’ cabin crew at Panorama Airlines are in need of a new member. Cheeky Harry Styles joins the group, but to his mild disappointment Louis determinedly has no intention of joining the Mile High Club.Their first kiss might not be their first kiss. (34k, steward Louis and Harry)

- anything you ask and more : Louis knows that he’s in love the second harry begins speaking about the bolsheviks. (or, louis is a history teacher & harry is the fit curator that he desperately wants to mongol invade him, however many times niall tells him he’s a psychopath.)  (19k, Curator Harry)

So Darling, Just Say You’ll Stay Right by My Side  : Harry is visibly buzzing with excitement as they get into the police car, and Louis laughs, reaches out to put a hand on Harry’s knee and try and calm him a bit. “Relax, McClane, we’re just stopping in on a few of the local businesses to say hello. No need to sit with one finger on the trigger.”“I don’t think you’ll need to worry about me being trigger-happy, Lou,” Harry says with another one of his megawatt grins, patting the water pistol holstered by his hip.[AU where Louis is the chief of police in a small sea-side town and Harry is his new deputy who’s a bit of a pacifist and a lot wonderful.] (28k, Deputy Harry and Chief Police Louis)

- Pining for You : Harry sells Christmas trees. Louis doesn’t mean to buy so many of them. (10k, Christmas tree seller Harry)

- once upon a dream:  Louis is psychic and gets caught in the middle of a murder investigation led by FBI Special Agent Harry Styles.aka. the Medium/Criminal Minds-inspired AU no one ever asked for. (33k, medium Louis, FBI Harry)

- Love Actually, is all around. : Love Actually AU. Louis is Prime Minister and Harry his fortunate catering manager. (16k, Prime Minister Louis)

- Naked & Proud :  The town itself is tiny, as evidenced by the ten minutes it’s taken Louis to drive the entire thing. There’s not a single recognisable brand in sight—no Tesco or McDonald’s or even a bloody Starbucks. Lining the streets instead are mom and pop stores with names like ‘Jerry’s Burgers’ and ‘The Market Basket’ and…  “'Naked & Proud?‘” Louis almost slams on the brakes at the outlandish sign, the name written in a seemingly innocent font, words curved around a large cartoon peach. He can’t help turning into the carpark, easing the car into a spot next to a beat up truck.  He isn’t sure what to make of it. Surely it isn’t a strip joint or sex shop, not with the families and little old ladies going in and out of the establishment. Some kind of nudist hangout, perhaps?  And, oh, God. Did Louis’ mother accidentally send him to live in a nudist colony? In which Harry runs an organic store, not a nudist colony, and Louis doesn’t know whether to be relieved or disappointed. (18k, organic store owner Harry)

- let’s savour what we’re falling over : west wing au (loosely); in other words everyone works in the white house and louis likes getting coffee with the washington post reporter in his briefing room. (20k, West Wing AU)

- Be My Little Good Luck Charm  : In which Harry is a promising amateur golfer making his debut at the PGA Championship, and Louis is a Sky Sports anchor who would really rather be commentating on footie.The other boys are around too: caddy!Niall provides victory pints, Liam is Louis’s Very Serious co-anchor, and poor Zayn just gets his face drawn on. (34k, golfer Harry, commentator Louis)

- fill my little world right up : When the doorbell to his flat rings and Harry walks to the door irritated and bored, he definitely doesn’t expect the repairman to be so…fit.  He has to keep his jaw from falling completely open when he comes face to face with the man that’ll be in his house for the next hour or so trying to fix his Netflix.  And god, this is embarrassing.  AU in which Harry’s Netflix isn’t working, and Louis comes over to fix it.  Fluff ensues. (2k, Netflix fixer Louis)

- I’ll Throw Away My Faith (Just To Keep You Safe)  : AU. Harry Styles is an MI6 agent on a mission to find out who’s planning on killing the Prime Minister. Louis Tomlinson is a wanted professional assassin, hired by the MI6 to kill whoever wants to kill the Prime Minister. Louis doesn’t do relationships but he does Harry. Featuring Niall as their handler, Liam as Harry’s boss and Zayn as his sidekick. (42k, Spy AU)

- You’re My Favorite Bird  : a lso known as: Harry is an ornithologist and Louis owns the camera repair shop where Harry gets his photos printed. Niall works for Louis, Liam works with Harry, and Zayn paints. There’s a cat, some camping, some bird watching, and obscene amounts of fluff.  (33k)

- Behavioural Ecology  : Louis Tomlinson is a primatologist working with the Jane Goodall Institute for primate conservation; and Harry Styles is the photojournalist sent from National Geographic to write a piece promoting awareness about the endangered species. They meet, and love is never, ever simple, as we know.Featuring Eli the chimpanzee, bickering humans, storytelling, and five men who come to gain an understanding of what it means to be human; all stationed in the Republic of the Congo.    Series  (81k)

(updated on April 11th 2017)

anonymous asked:

"Hey, I'm a trans and gay teen and I was just wondering where is the best place to find inexpensive binders" wow self sexism and misogyny. Patriarchy has taken a hold so deep this person hates being a woman in body. Guess what kids, you can't be a gender in your MIND, unless you ascribe to STEREOTYPES. Men and women are not defined by pants, dresses and short versus long hair. Stop and seek help for your body dysmorphia.

um… could u kindly leave lol
you have no idea what this person feels or thinks and are no one to come judge this person??
the world views men as flat chested and lots of trans men find comfort and less dysphoric when we’re viewed in the (sad) worlds views that men are flat chested and are seen in a masculine way. do all trans people bind? nO! do they have to? nOOO! is it okay to be trans and bind? YESSSS go away and let people look the way they want. trans people DO NOT HAVE TO LOVE THEIR ORIGINAL BODIES. in fact they rarely do and its a main reason for transgender suicides. so please kindly stop judging how someone deals with how they want their body to look to be more of who they are and feel cause people like you lead more people to hate themselves. bye.

Audrey x Reader - Attention

Pairings: Audrey Jensen x Reader 
Warnings: Bit of swearing, lots of fluff
Word Count: 1076
Request: “
Audrey fluff imagine where the reader is studying for exams but Audrey constantly distracts her with light kisses and tickling?– anon

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“One particle of unobtanium has a nuclear reaction with the flux capacitor, carry the two, changing its atomic isotope into a r-“  my incoherent mumbles were cut off as a sloppy kiss was placed on my cheek, before peppering down my jaw and to the exposed skin of my neck. Hair pulled up into a messy bun and loose pyjamas that hung off my shoulder gave easy access to the girl who was so close, she was almost mounting me.

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Traits of an Empath.

1. Knowing: Empaths just know stuff, without being told. It’s a knowing that goes way beyond intuition or gut feelings, even though that is how many would describe the knowing. The more attuned they are the stronger this gift becomes.

2. Being in public places can be overwhelming: Places like shopping malls, supermarkets or stadiums where there are lots of people around can fill the empath with turbulently vexed emotions that are coming from others.

3. Feeling others emotions and taking them on as your own: This is a huge one for empaths. To some they will feel emotions off those near by and with others they will feel emotions from those a vast distance away, or both. The more adept empath will know if someone is having bad thoughts about them, even from great distance.

4. Watching violence, cruelty or tragedy on the TV is unbearable: The more attuned an empath becomes the worse it is and may make it so they eventually have to stop watching TV and reading newspapers altogether.

5. You know when someone is not being honest: If a friend or a loved one is telling you lies you know it (although many empaths try not to focus on this because knowing a loved one is lying can be painful). Or if someone is saying one thing but feeling/thinking another, you know.

6. Picking up physical symptoms off another: An empath will almost always develop the ailments off another (colds, eye infections, body aches and pains) especially those they’re closest to, somewhat like sympathy pains.

7. Digestive disorders and lower back problems: The solar plexus chakra is based in the centre of the abdomen and it’s known as the seat of emotions. This is where empaths feel the incoming emotion of another, which can weaken the area and eventually lead to anything from stomach ulcers to IBS (too many other conditions to list here). Lower back problems can develop from being ungrounded (amongst other things) and one, who has no knowledge of them being an empath, will almost always be ungrounded.

8. Always looking out for the underdog: Anyone whose suffering, in emotional pain or being bullied draws an empath’s attention and compassion.

9. Others will want to offload their problems on you, even strangers: An empath can become a dumping ground for everyone else’s issues and problems, which, if they’re not careful can end up as their own.

10. Constant fatigue: Empaths often get drained of energy, either from energy vampires or just taking on too much from others, which even sleep will not cure. Many get diagnosed with ME.

11. Addictive personality: Alcohol, drugs, sex, are to name but a few addictions that empaths turn to, to block out the emotions of others. It is a form of self protection in order to hide from someone or something.

12. Drawn to healing, holistic therapies and all things metaphysical: Although many empaths would love to heal others they can end up turning away from being healers (even though they have a natural ability for it), after they’ve studied and qualified, because they take on too much from the one they are trying to heal. Especially if they are unaware of their empathy. Anything of a supernatural nature is of interest to empaths and they don’t surprise or get shocked easily. Even at the revelation of what many others would consider unthinkable, for example, empaths would have known the world was round when others believed it was flat.

13. Creative: From singing, dancing, acting, drawing or writing an empath will have a strong creative streak and a vivid imagination.

14. Love of nature and animals: Being outdoors in nature is a must for empaths and pets are an essential part of their life.

15. Need for solitude: An empath will go stir-crazy if they don’t get quiet time. This is even obvious in empathic children.

16. Gets bored or distracted easily if not stimulated: Work, school and home life has to be kept interesting for an empath or they switch off from it and end up daydreaming or doodling.

17. Finds it impossible to do things they don’t enjoy: As above. Feels like they are living a lie by doing so. To force an empath to do something they dislike through guilt or labelling them as idle will only serve in making them unhappy. It’s for this reason many empaths get labelled as being lazy.

18. Strives for the truth: This becomes more prevalent when an empath discovers his/her gifts and birthright. Anything untruthful feels plain wrong.

19. Always looking for the answers and knowledge: To have unanswered questions can be frustrating for an empath and they will endeavour to find an explanation. If they have a knowing about something they will look for confirmation. The downside to this is an information overload.

20. Likes adventure, freedom and travel: Empaths are free spirits.

21. Abhors clutter: It makes an empath feel weighed down and blocks the flow of energy.

22. Loves to daydream: An empath can stare into space for hours, in a world of their own and blissfully happy.

23. Finds routine, rules or control, imprisoning: Anything that takes away their freedom is debilitating to an empath even poisoning.

24. Prone to carry weight without necessarily overeating: The excess weight is a form of protection to stop the negative incoming energies having as much impact.

25. Excellent listener: An empath won’t talk about themselves much unless it’s to someone they really trust. They love to learn and know about others and genuinely care.

26. Intolerance to narcissism: Although kind and often very tolerant of others, empaths do not like to be around overly egotistical people, who put themselves first and refuse to consider another’s feelings or points of view other than their own.

27. The ability to feel the days of the week: An empath will get the ‘Friday Feeling’ if they work Fridays or not. They pick up on how the collective are feeling. The first couple of days of a long, bank holiday weekend (Easter for example) can feel, to them, like the world is smiling, calm and relaxed. Sunday evenings, Mondays and Tuesdays, of a working week, have a very heavy feeling.

28. Will not choose to buy antiques, vintage or second-hand: Anything that’s been pre-owned carries the energy of the previous owner. An empath will even prefer to have a brand new car or house (if they are in the financial situation to do so) with no residual energy.

29. Sense the energy of food: Many empaths don’t like to eat meat or poultry because they can feel the vibrations of the animal (especially if the animal suffered), even if they like the taste.

30. Can appear moody, shy, aloof, disconnected: Depending on how an empath is feeling will depend on what face they show to the world. They can be prone to mood swings and if they’ve taken on too much negative will appear quiet and unsociable, even miserable. An empath detests having to pretend to be happy when they’re sad, this only adds to their load (makes working in the service industry, when it’s service with a smile, very challenging) and can make them feel like scuttling under a stone.

anonymous asked:

Hii can you rec me some short fics? (Around 5k maybe) better if they dont have a lot of smut:)

Hey ! So this is some of the last I bookmarked, all without smut !

- You’ve Got the Face to Play the Role  : Harry is a writer at Sugarscape with a not so secret crush on BBC actor Louis Tomlinson. (5k)

- all your colors start to burn: Louis is the color in Harry’s black and white world. (2.2k)

- All I know is we said hello  : Overall, the guy seems like a great person. However, today is Louis’ one day to sleep in and he’s already woken up with a horrific headache and sore throat to boot and he’s really just not in the mood to hear his mysterious neighbor croon out “Fix You” by Coldplay again. (Or the one where Louis wakes up certain he’s dying of a head cold and decides to finally confront the neighbor he constantly hears singing through the walls. Cue Harry Styles. Suddenly, the singing isn’t so bad.) (8k)

- Are You Missing Underwear?  :  Are You Missing Underwear?  
 Just to keep things brief, my cat has stolen a large amount of socks and underwear from a neighbor.  
 I am very sorry.  
 I live on Cherry Street.    
 If these are your clothes, please call 112-358-1321  
 I promise I will give them back, I wasn’t the one who wanted them, it was my asshole cat. Or, Harry’s cat frequently steals Louis’ underwear.
(4k)

- Second First Date        :  He had spent tonight making what was essentially polite small talk.  Small talk was a bad sign. If he wasn’t hotly debating something or other by this point in the night, he knew there was definitely no spark. And despite what his friends thought, he wasn’t willing to take anybody home without that.Louis goes on the worst date of his life, but ends up on another one. (3k)

- playing with the air (breathing in your hair)  : Louis is in sound engineering. Harry writes poetry. Social media is fate’s tool of choice.  (4.4k)

- Come Live With Me  : Harry is a first year university student in need of a new place to live, Louis’ the one who puts out an advert for a room for let, but with one exception: heterosexuals need not apply. Luckily for Harry, he’s far from straight.  (5k)

- Time will tell, I suppose, or at least, these pages will.  : Harry has a diary and he’s been writing about the pen-pal he’s never met in there since he’s been 12 years old. One day he reads his diary out to a room full of strangers and finds that the man with the blue-eyes at the back of the room is a slight distraction.(Or Harry goes to a public diary reading thing at his local coffee shop and gets more than he bargained for) (5k)

- The Years Haven’t Changed You   : The years haven’t changed Harry much. Maybe there are laughter lines around his eyes that Louis wasn’t the cause of and maybe that upsets him a little, but if Harry hadn’t been laughing then that would have upset him more. Set four years after the band has split up and, co-incidentally, four years after Harry and Louis split up.
They meet in Sainsbury’s.
(8k)

- may your every wish come true    :  “Harry, right? Harry Styles?” Harry’s insides are screaming. “Uh. Yes. Louis Tomlinson, yeah?” he replies, trying desperately to keep the manic smile off his face that he knows is already making an appearance because Louis remembers him (!!!!!), little ole Harry Styles; two years below, nerdy as all hell, and his friend’s dorky, younger brother.Harry and Louis reconnect during the Holidays, it’s kind of fate. (5k)

- you strike a match : can’t remember the other 21 letters of the alphabet. All I know is U R A QT. Louis stares at the note taped to the door of his dorm for a few seconds, uncomprehending. Either he’s seeing things or there’s actually a tiny piece of paper, addressed To: Louis with a terrible pick-up line on it. OR the one where Louis receives a note from his secret admirer for every letter of the alphabet. (5k)

- pour some sugar on me  : Harry’s a bit clueless, and Louis’ a barista with clever hands. (here meaning: Harry’s very clueless, and Louis draws dicks in coffee foam.) (2.6k)

- I’m so Lucky That It’s You  : Louis is a world famous pop star, Harry is his boyfriend of two years, and his team is pressuring him to come out before he’s ready. (7.5k)

- Fake Tears and Garlic Bread  :  “His date is a twat,” Harry announced, interrupting Niall and Nick, “if I had someone that pretty wanting to have dinner with me, I’d probably arrive an hour early and take him somewhere much nicer.”   “Aww Hazza, what a sappy romantic you are,” Nick cooed, “Maybe you should go and tell him that, might cheer him up.”  
 “You think?” Harry perked up, “Maybe I should offer to be his date instead?” Or, Louis is fed up of having to pay for his food and decides to pretend he has been stood up by his “date” in order to blag himself a free meal, Harry is the clueless romantic dragged into the equation, Zayn and Liam think Louis is an idiot, and Niall just really loves garlic bread.
(7.5k)

- no good unless it grows (feel this burning, love of mine)  :It wasn’t until they were settled in and lying idly on the couch with their bodies intertwined that Harry whispered, holding back tears, “I’m not who I want to be.”
Louis leaned down, lips close enough to graze Harry’s cheek, and asked simply, “Well, who do you want to be?” Harry had thought about growing his hair out for a lot longer than he had even realized.
(6k)

- A Cuppa Courage        : Liam kicks Harry’s shin, picking up another cup to fill. “He seems like he’d be a good catch, if you liked guys, I mean.” I do like guys, Harry does not say, even though he’d like to shout it at the top of his lungs. I DO LIKE GUYS. [a fluffy lil’ fall coffee shop coming out au.] (3k)

UPDATE ! (last update on April 4th 2017)

- fill my little world right up  : When the doorbell to his flat rings and Harry walks to the door irritated and bored, he definitely doesn’t expect the repairman to be so…fit.  He has to keep his jaw from falling completely open when he comes face to face with the man that’ll be in his house for the next hour or so trying to fix his Netflix.  And god, this is embarrassing.  AU in which Harry’s Netflix isn’t working, and Louis comes over to fix it.  Fluff ensues. (2.1k)

- Shot of Pure Gold  : The arrival of spring makes Louis feel like Dr. Frankenstein - “it’s alive” coming first as a whisper, then a near hysterical shout. Except instead of one rather useless monster, it’s hundreds of (admittedly, not so) useless monsters as London’s plant life awakens from a winter of dormancy and attacks him with pollen. Or, Louis has hay fever and Harry is an immunologist. (6.4k)

- Before and After, Most Indefinitely : A single breath of nervous laughter escapes past Harry’s lips. He looks over at the other man again. He’s staring back at him, eyebrows furrowed.“M’not that small,” he mutters, peevish.With that, some of the panicky butterflies in Harry’s belly ease away, and he laughs. Who gives a shit if he kisses a stranger tonight? He hardly knows anyone here. What harm is there, really?“Um,” he begins smoothly, meeting the stranger’s eyes. “Are you, um, here with someone? I wouldn’t want to, er –”“No, no,” the man interrupts. “I’m, um. Single.” His eyes flick down to Harry’s lips. “Do your worst, mate.”AU. Two-shot featuring two weddings attended by Harry and Louis. (7.2k)

- Fate’s A Bitch Really (Yes)  : Louis is twenty-three now, and painfully aware that “Yes.” Is quite a common response when first meeting someone. or that soulmate au where everyone has the first words their soulmate is supposed to say to them tattooed on their body . (3.4k)

- Shy Eyes  : Coffee Shop AU where Harry is 21 and famous and he has been in love since the moment he saw those cerulean blue eyes. (2k)

- hope your heart is strong enough : Prompt: Set in the US, Harry spends Thanksgiving with Louis’ family, or vice versa. Chaos ensues. (4k)

- someone new  : After realizing that standing around and worrying is only wasting precious time, Harry braces his hands on the wall and takes a deep breath, trying to will his nerves away. He needs wifi. “PENIS!” He has to stop himself from laughing after the word leaves his mouth, the absurdity of the situation finally catching up to him.  (3.2k)

- A+ For Effort    : Harry is the music teacher and Louis is the P.E. teacher and there’s a whole lot of crushing going on. (7.4k)

- Bronze and Gold  : Slice of Hogwarts life fic just in time for Halloween. Everyone knows 7th year Gryffindor Quidditch Captain Louis Tomlinson and 5th year Ravenclaw prefect Harry Styles are dating– except for Harry. Fluffiest fluff to ever fluff. (7.4k)

- Down For The Count And I’m Drowning And I’m Helpless : Harry Styles is an international pop star who suffers from insomnia, and Louis is the sassy little barista in fox ears and tail that won’t get out of Harry’s head. And the sexting is pretty damn great, too.  (5k)

- From My Heart Flow: Louis’ a poet, Harry’s failing Econ, and sometimes all it takes is one poorly timed boner to ruin everything. (8k)

- I Found A Love   : Or the one where Louis is a nerdy English major who may just run into his happily ever after while working his shift at the local library. (4k)

- Let’s Go Get Away  : Or, a fluffy AU in which Louis owns a restaurant that’s next door to Harry’s shop, and Louis is completely unaware how smitten he really is. (6k)

- Won’t You Please Come Around  : Or a Valentine’s Day story where Harry has a really fit neighbour, and his cat is a thief. (5k)

- All the Lines We Cast Will Bring Us Home :  The one where Louis is a famous singer, Harry’s a uni student obsessed with his music, and sometimes things have a way of working out. (10k)

- haven’t you heard : Harry Styles has been in love with Louis Tomlinson since they were eighteen.  After six years together, Harry is ready to propose to the love of his life. The holidays strike him as the perfect time for a romantic proposal, but his well-meaning friends and family (including his self-appointed best friend, Niall) seem to thwart him at every turn.Or the four times Harry tries to propose, and the one time he gets it right. (8k)

- Don’t Unplug Me Or Shut Me Down  : Basically, Louis is a self-proclaimed nerd who fixes things and Harry seems too perfect to keep breaking as many things as he does. (8k)

- A gold and green Halloween : Harry and Louis are strangers who, dressed as Drarry, compete on a Halloween couple’s costume contest. It’s exactly as much of a mess as it sounds. (8k)

- ask me no questions (and I’ll tell you no lies) : or, an au where people actually use yahoo answers for stuff. (7k)

- Drunk On One Glass Of You  : A High School AU where Louis is the captain of the football team, Harry’s the art geek in charge of the yearbook, and they are NOT a couple, even if Zayn tells everyone they are.  (10k)

- exactly who we are  : “Fuck this. I’m out.” He stood up, dropping the bag of popcorn to the floor and straightening his shirt that had ridden up over the top of his jeans. He adjusted himself, both his clothing and what was underneath them, feeling more than a little interested in the stranger who was watching him with guarded interest. “You coming?” he tossed out as he slipped out the aisle, heading out into the bright London afternoon. Louis didn’t need to look over his shoulder. He was.**** A stolen afternoon locked away in a dark pub was all they needed to find each other.  To find themselves. (9k)

Wasn’t there a time when the brightest minds in the world believed that the world was flat? And, up until like what, 50 years ago, you all thought the atom was the smallest thing, until you split it open, and this like, whole mess of crap came out. Now, are you telling me that you are so unbelievably arrogant that you can’t admit that there’s a teeny tiny possibility that you could be wrong about this?
—  Phoebe Buffay

Sorry all I’m posting is head shot sketches. Have a WIP to break it up a bit. I’ve… got a lot of work still ahead of me on this piece. (Also it’s my first time doing a thing in Sai).

The rest of it is still in super-sketchy phase. I just got impatient and wanted to see at least one character with lines and flats >_>; Who knows when I’ll be done.

Article from Sassy Magazine - October 1989.

You saw Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade or Running on Empty or Stand By Me. You’ve read that River Phoenix doesn’t wear leather or eat any kind of animal products. You know the 19-year-old actor lives on an organic farm in Florida with his four strangely named brothers and sisters. You’re wondering: Did River Phoenix spit out his Gerber strained beef in the high chair?  Agonize no more, Sassmasters. For after River finished filming his latest movie, a black comedy called I Love You to Death, he got in touch with our Christina and offered to answer all your burning questions on his favorite subject. Because he thinks it’s really important for you to know about all this. And yes, it was his idea.

Q. What got you involved in animal rights?

A. I was very young, about seven years old, when I first became aware of cruelty to animals. I was traveling by boat from Venezuela with my family. We’d made friends with the crew, whom we liked a lot. Then one day I watched them fishing off the side of the boat.  Every time they caught a fish, they’d hurl it against a board that had nails sticking out of it. I couldn’t believe it. These weren’t bad people, but they’d become totally desensitized to the pain they were causing. My brother and I started asking my parents why we had to take animal lives to eat, and what exactly was in our hamburgers andhot dogs. Pretty soon my whole family decided it wasn’t our place to block another creature’s right of way, so we became vegetarians. But it took us kids to start asking the questions.

Q. Do you think kids are naturally closer to animals?

A. Sure they are. Every child starts out loving animals, identifying with them. But early on, adults start sending them contradictory messages. They’ll give a kid a stuffed animal to hug and love and sleep with. But at the same time, they’re serving them animals for dinner every night. It’s crazy, if you think about it. But when you’re young, you just accept what grown-ups tell you as the truth.

Q. Do you have any pets?

A. I have two dogs back home, Justice and Jupiter. And since they’re part of the family, they’re both vegetarians. They’re very active and healthy.

QBut it must be a hassle being a strict vegetarian. Is it worth the trouble?

A.  If you don’t believe it, if it’s not a true conviction, then sure, it seems like a pain in the butt. It’s not exactly in the mainstream. But is it worth it? Of course it is. If you love someone, it’s worth walking a million miles to see them. If you love animals, then it follows that you’ll watch out for them.

Q. How do your social concerns carry over into your movie work?

A. If affects the core of who I am. I don’t have to wear it on my sleeve for it to show through. It’s just part of me. But naturally when I learn something, I like to share it. And I hope that others would do the same with me. So whenever I can, I try to bring my ethical beliefs to my work. Before I begin shooting a movie, I work with the wardrobe department to make sure my costumes aren’t made from fur or leather. I also ask the makeup people to use makeup that hasn’t been tested on animals. Most of the time people respect my beliefs and work to accommodate them.

Q. There are so many problems in the world- why animal rights?

A. Animal rights aren’t separate from other social, environmental or political issues. What do art and science mean if the Earth is falling apart, if we feel no responsibility to give it space to breathe? We’re very selfish with this planet, and the way we use animals is one of the symptoms of our selfishness. But when you love animals, you feel at one with the little bit of nature that’s left on Earth.

Q. Can loving animals really save the planet?

A. Sometimes we have to start on the smaller things before we can conquer the larger problems. If you notice one homeless person on the streets and see his plight and understand him, from then on you see all homeless people in a different way. It’s the same with animals. Once you become conscious, you can’t stand by and watch them be exploited. And it’s rewarding to protect a defenseless being.

Q. How can teenagers help animals?

A. You start off by educating yourself and by asking questions. That’s when things start happening, when you ask the tough questions. When Columbus thought to ask, “What if the world isn’t flat?” the whole world changed. Nowadays we still need change. Personally, I think biology class is a good place to start asking questions. And for me, dissection is something worth speaking out against.

I think it’s important for students to take responsibility for their education. We accept too much of what we’re taught without question. The idea behind the Students Against Dissection Hotline is to give students a choice about the way they study biology. If someone has ethical objections to dissection, they can call the Hotline about humane alternatives.

Q. What’s wrong with dissecting a few frogs in biology classes?

A. The point is, there are lots of better ways to study biology. You can use models or films or computer simulations. By cutting up animals we just become desensitized to animal pain. We feel very powerful because we’re taking this life in our hands. And because it takes place in a biology lab, dissection seems official and “scientific.” But if you think about it, dissection is really the most barbaric form of mutilation. I just read about a high school student in California who won a prize for cutting out a frog’s brain and timing how long it could swim around before dying. What does that have to do with science?

Q. Do you think animals experience pain the same as human beings do?

A. It’s all relative.  Some small animals have less sensitive nerve endings, while lobsters are some of the most pain-sensitive creatures on Earth.  Pain isn’t so much the point, as the value of all life.  We shouldn’t be killing other creatures when it’s not necessary.  We’re at war with nature if we continue exploiting animals when we don’t need to for survival.

Q. What would you tell a student who doesn’t want to dissect animals, but is afraid of flunking biology class?

A. That’s why the Dissection Hotline is there, to advise you about your rights and to help you find alternatives to dissection. The Hotline can also put you in touch with a lawyer if you need one. If enough students start to challenge dissection, then teachers will look for other ways to teach Biology. That’s how change begins.

Q. Is that why you wanted to do this interview, to help make a change?

A. When I found out about the Dissection Hotline, I wanted to get the word out to students. This issue is more important than jive talk about my career or personal life. I think students deserve to have access to information that can help them become conscious and active world citizens. As my sister Rain always says: “Live on, love all and let live.”

 

Chained Rose, Chapter II

A/N: Hi, thanks so much for waiting. Here is chapter two.

As before, this story is also available on AO3.

Or if you want, read it here on my blog in chronological order 


                                 Chapter Two: She Never Lied To Me


A scream cut through the silence, four gunshots roaring right after the other. On my feet in a flash and stumbling into the living room, I pulled out my knife and charged up my aura before assessing the situation.

The Scab was loose.

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anonymous asked:

Spooky!Peter does that dumb meme where he breaks everything down with increasingly stretching "facts" to get to "Illuminati Confirmed". And he's entirely convince that Keanu Reeves is, in fact, thousands of years old and probably a vampire. And the only time his s/o really put her foot down was when he went "Okay, but what if the world IS actually flat???" Because no, Peter. Anything but that. Believe that the world is hollow, but not fucking flat, please stop.

HEADCANON ACCEPTED

@cosmic-clara

"They could only see to the horizon"
  • Cory: Ferdinand Magellan! What'd he do?
  • Maya: First bull with a last name!
  • Lucas: *derps at Maya*
  • Farkle: First man to circumnavigate the globe.
  • Maya: Who ya gonna believe?
  • Lucas: *derps at Maya*
  • Cory: Everyone thought the world was flat. Why?
  • Lucas: They could only see to the horizon.
  • Riley: They were too scared to go out. They...thought they'd fall off the world. I don't blame 'em.
  • Farkle: *stares at Riley*
  • Cory: Well, what about you guys? What's your horizon line? Write down the one thing in life you consider impossible. Where do you fall off the earth?
  • Kids: *write*
  • Cory: Well it looks like everyone found something pretty easily. That's too bad. Because when you think you can't do something, your world is as flat as a piece of paper.
  • Cory: So crumple 'em up!
  • Kids: *crumple*
  • Cory: Now look at 'em! You hold your world in your hands. Nothing's impossible if you take a shot.
  • Cory: So take a shot.
30 traits of an Empath

1. Knowing: Empaths just know stuff, without being told. It’s a knowing that goes way beyond intuition or gut feelings, even though that is how many would describe the knowing. The more attuned they are the stronger this gift becomes.

2. Being in public places can be overwhelming: Places like shopping malls, supermarkets or stadiums where there are lots of people around can fill the empath with turbulently vexed emotions that are coming from others.

3. Feeling others emotions and taking them on as your own: This is a huge one for empaths. To some they will feel emotions off those near by and with others they will feel emotions from those a vast distance away, or both. The more adept empath will know if someone is having bad thoughts about them, even from great distance.

4. Watching violence, cruelty or tragedy on the TV is unbearable: The more attuned an empath becomes the worse it is and may make it so they eventually have to stop watching TV and reading newspapers altogether.

5. You know when someone is not being honest: If a friend or a loved one is telling you lies you know it (although many empaths try not to focus on this because knowing a loved one is lying can be painful). Or if someone is saying one thing but feeling/thinking another, you know.

6. Picking up physical symptoms off another: An empath will almost always develop the ailments off another (colds, eye infections, body aches and pains) especially those they’re closest to, somewhat like sympathy pains.

7. Digestive disorders and lower back problems: The solar plexus chakra is based in the centre of the abdomen and it’s known as the seat of emotions. This is where empaths feel the incoming emotion of another, which can weaken the area and eventually lead to anything from stomach ulcers to IBS (too many other conditions to list here). Lower back problems can develop from being ungrounded (amongst other things) and one, who has no knowledge of them being an empath, will almost always be ungrounded.

8. Always looking out for the underdog: Anyone whose suffering, in emotional pain or being bullied draws an empath’s attention and compassion.

9. Others will want to offload their problems on you, even strangers: An empath can become a dumping ground for everyone else’s issues and problems, which, if they’re not careful can end up as their own.

10. Constant fatigue: Empaths often get drained of energy, either from energy vampires or just taking on too much from others, which even sleep will not cure. Many get diagnosed with ME.

11. Addictive personality: Alcohol, drugs, sex, are to name but a few addictions that empaths turn to, to block out the emotions of others. It is a form of self protection in order to hide from someone or something.

12. Drawn to healing, holistic therapies and all things metaphysical: Although many empaths would love to heal others they can end up turning away from being healers (even though they have a natural ability for it), after they’ve studied and qualified, because they take on too much from the one they are trying to heal. Especially if they are unaware of their empathy. Anything of a supernatural nature is of interest to empaths and they don’t surprise or get shocked easily. Even at the revelation of what many others would consider unthinkable, for example, empaths would have known the world was round when others believed it was flat.

13. Creative: From singing, dancing, acting, drawing or writing an empath will have a strong creative streak and a vivid imagination.

14. Love of nature and animals: Being outdoors in nature is a must for empaths and pets are an essential part of their life.

15. Need for solitude: An empath will go stir-crazy if they don’t get quiet time. This is even obvious in empathic children.

16. Gets bored or distracted easily if not stimulated: Work, school and home life has to be kept interesting for an empath or they switch off from it and end up daydreaming or doodling.

17. Finds it impossible to do things they don’t enjoy: As above. Feels like they are living a lie by doing so. To force an empath to do something they dislike through guilt or labelling them as idle will only serve in making them unhappy. It’s for this reason many empaths get labelled as being lazy.

18. Strives for the truth: This becomes more prevalent when an empath discovers his/her gifts and birthright. Anything untruthful feels plain wrong.

19. Always looking for the answers and knowledge: To have unanswered questions can be frustrating for an empath and they will endeavour to find an explanation. If they have a knowing about something they will look for confirmation. The downside to this is an information overload.

20. Likes adventure, freedom and travel: Empaths are free spirits.

21. Abhors clutter: It makes an empath feel weighed down and blocks the flow of energy.

22. Loves to daydream: An empath can stare into space for hours, in a world of their own and blissfully happy.

23. Finds routine, rules or control, imprisoning: Anything that takes away their freedom is debilitating to an empath even poisoning.

24. Prone to carry weight without necessarily overeating: The excess weight is a form of protection to stop the negative incoming energies having as much impact.

25. Excellent listener: An empath won’t talk about themselves much unless it’s to someone they really trust. They love to learn and know about others and genuinely care.

26. Intolerance to narcissism: Although kind and often very tolerant of others, empaths do not like to be around overly egotistical people, who put themselves first and refuse to consider another’s feelings or points of view other than their own.

27. The ability to feel the days of the week: An empath will get the ‘Friday Feeling’ if they work Fridays or not. They pick up on how the collective are feeling. The first couple of days of a long, bank holiday weekend (Easter for example) can feel, to them, like the world is smiling, calm and relaxed. Sunday evenings, Mondays and Tuesdays, of a working week, have a very heavy feeling.

28. Will not choose to buy antiques, vintage or second-hand: Anything that’s been pre-owned carries the energy of the previous owner. An empath will even prefer to have a brand new car or house (if they are in the financial situation to do so) with no residual energy.

29. Sense the energy of food: Many empaths don’t like to eat meat or poultry because they can feel the vibrations of the animal (especially if the animal suffered), even if they like the taste.

30. Can appear moody, shy, aloof, disconnected: Depending on how an empath is feeling will depend on what face they show to the world. They can be prone to mood swings and if they’ve taken on too much negative will appear quiet and unsociable, even miserable. An empath detests having to pretend to be happy when they’re sad, this only adds to their load (makes working in the service industry, when it’s service with a smile, very challenging) and can make them feel like scuttling under a stone.

If you can say yes to most or all of the above then you are most definitely an empath

Empaths are having a particularly difficult time at the present time, picking up on all the negative emotions that are being emantated into the world from the populace.

TRAITS OF AN EMPATH by Christel Broederlow
Empaths are often quiet achievers. They can take a while to handle a compliment for they’re more inclined to point out another’s positive attributes. They are highly expressive in all areas of emotional connection, and talk openly, and, at times quite frankly. They may have few problems talking about their feelings if another cares to listen (regardless of how much they listen to others).

However, they can be the exact opposite: reclusive and apparently unresponsive at the best of times. They may even appear ignorant. Some are very good at “blocking out” others and that’s not always a bad thing, at least for the learning empath struggling with a barrage of emotions from others, as well as their own feelings.

Empaths have a tendency to openly feel what is outside of them more so than what is inside of them. This can cause empaths to ignore their own needs. In general an empath is non-violent, non-aggressive and leans more towards being the peacemaker. Any area filled with disharmony creates an uncomfortable feeling in an empath. If they find themselves in the middle of a confrontation, they will endeavor to settle the situation as quickly as possible, if not avoid it all together. If any harsh words are expressed in defending themselves, they will likely resent their lack of self-control, and have a preference to peacefully resolve the problem quickly.

Empaths are more inclined to pick up another’s feelings and project it back without realizing its origin in the first place. Talking things out is a major factor in releasing emotions in the learning empath. Empaths can develop an even stronger degree of understanding so that they can find peace in most situations. The downside is that empaths may bottle up emotions and build barriers sky-high so as to not let others know of their innermost thoughts and/or feelings. This withholding of emotional expression can be a direct result of a traumatic experience, an expressionless upbringing, or simply being told as a child, “Children are meant to be seen and not heard!”

Without a doubt, this emotional withholding can be detrimental to one’s health, for the longer one’s thoughts and/or emotions aren’t released, the more power they build. The thoughts and/or emotions can eventually becoming explosive, if not crippling. The need to express oneself honestly is a form of healing and a choice open to all. To not do so can result in a breakdown of the person and result in mental/emotional instability or the creation of a physical ailment, illness or disease.

Empaths are sensitive to TV, videos, movies, news and broadcasts. Violence or emotional dramas depicting shocking scenes of physical or emotional pain inflicted on adults, children or animals can bring an empath easily to tears. At times, they may feel physically ill or choke back the tears. Some empaths will struggle to comprehend any such cruelty, and may have grave difficulty in expressing themselves in the face of another’s ignorance, closed-mindedness and obvious lack of compassion. They simply cannot justify the suffering they feel and see.

You will find empaths working with people, animals or nature with a true passion and dedication to help them. They are often tireless teachers and/or caretakers for our environment and all within it. Many volunteers are empathic and give up personal time to help others without pay and/or recognition.

Empaths may be excellent storytellers due to an endless imagination, inquisitive minds and ever-expanding knowledge. They can be old romantics at heart and very gentle. They may also be the “keepers” of ancestral knowledge and family history. If not the obvious family historians, they may be the ones who listen to the stories passed down and possess the majority of the family history. Not surprisingly, they may have started or possess a family tree.

They have a broad interest in music to suit their many expressive temperaments, and others can query how empaths can listen to one style of music, and within minutes, change to something entirely different. Lyrics within a song can have adverse, powerful effects on empaths, especially if it is relevant to a recent experience. In these moments, it is advisable for empaths to listen to music without lyrics, to avoid playing havoc with their emotions!

They are just as expressive with body language as with words, thoughts, and feelings. Their creativity is often expressed through dance, acting, and bodily movements. Empaths can project an incredible amount of energy portraying and/or releasing emotion. Empaths can become lost in the music, to the point of being in a trance-like state; they become one with the music through the expression of their physical bodies. They describe this feeling as a time when all else around them is almost non-existent.

People of all walks of life and animals are attracted to the warmth and genuine compassion of empaths. Regardless of whether others are aware of one being empathic, people are drawn to them as a metal object is to a magnet!

Even complete strangers find it easy to talk to empaths about the most personal things, and before they know it, they have poured out their hearts and souls without intending to do so consciously. It is as though on a sub-conscious level that person knows instinctively that empaths would listen with compassionate understanding. Then again, for empaths, it is always nice to actually be heard themselves!

Here are the listeners of life. They can be outgoing, bubbly, enthusiastic and a joy to be in the presence of, as well as highly humorous at the most unusual moments! On the flip side, empaths can be weighted with mood swings that will have others around them want to jump overboard and abandon ship! The thoughts and feelings empaths receive from any and all in their life can be so overwhelming (if not understood) that their moods can fluctuate with lightning speed. One moment they may be delightfully happy and with a flick of the switch, miserable.

Abandoning an empath in the throes of alternating moods can create detrimental effects. A simple return of empathic love–listening and caring compassionately without bias, judgment and/or condemnation–can go an incredibly long way to an empath’s instant recovery. Many empaths don’t understand what is occurring within them. They literally have no idea that another person’s emotions are now felt, as one’s own and reflected outwardly. They are confused as to how one moment all was well, and then the next, they feel so depressed, alone, etc. The need to understand the possibilities of empath connection is a vital part of the empaths journey for themselves and for those around them.

Empaths are often problem solvers, thinkers, and studiers of many things. As far as empaths are concerned, where a problem is, so too is the answer. They often will search until they find one – if only for peace of mind. This can certainly prove beneficial for others in their relationships, in the workplace, or on the home front. Where there is a will, there is a way and the empath will find it. The empath can literally (likely without the knowledge of what’s actually occurring) tap into Universal Knowledge and be receptive to guidance in solving anything they put their head and hearts into.

Empaths often are vivid and/or lucid dreamers. They can dream in detail and are inquisitive of dream content. Often they feel as though the dreams are linked to their physical life somehow, and not just a mumble of nonsensical, irrelevant, meaningless images. This curiosity will lead many empathic dreamers to unravel some of the “mysterious” dream contents from an early age and connect the interpretation to its relevance in their physical life. If not, they may be led to dream interpretations through other means.

Empaths are daydreamers with difficulty keeping focused on the mundane. If life isn’t stimulating, off an empath will go into a detached state of mind. They will go somewhere, anywhere, in a thought that appears detached from the physical reality, yet is alive and active for they really are off and away. If a tutor is lecturing with little to no emotional input, empaths will not be receptive to such teaching and can (unintentionally) drift into a state of daydreaming.

Give the empath student the tutor who speaks with stimuli and emotion (through actual experience of any given subject) and the empath is receptively alert. Empaths are a captivated audience. This same principle applies in acting. An actor will either captivate the audience through expressing (in all aspects) emotions (as though they really did experience the role they are portraying) or will loose them entirely. Empaths make outstanding actors.

Empaths frequently experience déjà vu and synchronicities. What may initially start as, “Oh, what a coincidence”, will lead to the understanding of synchronicities as an aspect of who they are. These synchronicities will become a welcomed and continually expanding occurrence. As an understanding of self grows, the synchronicities become more fluent and free flowing. The synchronicities can promote a feeling of euphoria as empaths identify with them and appreciate the connection to their empathic nature.

Empaths are most likely to have had varying paranormal experiences throughout their lives. NDE’s (Near death experiences) and or OBE’s (Out of body experiences) can catapult an unaware empath into the awakening period and provide the momentum for a journey of discovery. Those who get caught up in life, in society’s often dictating ways, in work etc., can become lost in a mechanical way of living that provides very little meaning. All “signs of guidance” are ignored to shift out of this state of “doing”. A path to being whole again becomes evident and a search for more meaning in one’s life begins.

These types of experiences appear dramatic, can be life-altering indeed, and are most assuredly just as intensely memorable in years to come. They are the voice of guidance encouraging us to pursue our journey in awareness. Sometimes, some of us require that extra assistance!

For some empaths, the lack of outside understanding towards paranormal events they experience, may lead to suppressing such abilities. (Most of these abilities are very natural and not a coincidence.) Empaths may unknowingly adopt the positive or negative attitude of others as their own. (This, however, can be overcome.) Empaths may need to follow interests in the paranormal and the unexplained with curiosity so as to explain and accept their life circumstances.

 

Riv | Message of the day:

Education is ‘the key.’

“I think it’s important for students to take responsibility for their education. We accept too much of what we’re taught without question.”  

— ”You start off by educating yourself and by asking questions. That’s when things start happening, when you ask the tough questions. When Columbus thought to ask, “What if the world isn’t flat?” the whole world changed. Nowadays we still need change.”

“I think students deserve to have access to information that can help them become conscious and active world citizens.”