where you sit

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I used to play that game as a child, the one where you sit on the floor with a globe and spin it as hard as you can with your eyes closed and listen to its wobbly spinning and then reach out and stop its rotation with an outstretched pointer finger and imagine that wherever it falls is where you’ll live when you grow up. more often than not you land yourself in the middle of the atlantic and either spin again or accept that apparently future you is going to fall off some boat and drown on one of those terrible themed cruises. 

anonymous asked:

You say you’re here for the people, so be here for the people. Reading over your blog it looks like people have asked you to move, but you want to make some kind of stand. Seems more like stubbornness and the need to ‘win’ and ‘prove a point’, more than anything. So, why not compromise? Move off the table to an NPC filled one, I don’t think it will matter in all honesty, where you sit. Also, that ‘where in the world is table cloth’ game sounds fun and interesting.

I’m puzzled with some of these anon comments. They seem mixed in how they are written, a good thing followed with something intended to get a very specific reaction.

I have, in no point in time, expressed any intention to “take a stand”. If anything, I’ve always listened to what the community says at the time. Now, the same thing will happen. I’ll do with Table Cloth what the majority decides.

feathers-oars-blades-wra  asked:

♥ What was their first impression about their partner/person they are courting?

“Imagine if you will that this tall, well muscled man comes striding into the inn where you are sitting. He has flaming red hair that most women would kill for, and a smile that could break the strongest resolve. A laugh that came easy and confidence that seamed to pour out of him.”

Cen seemed to recall the first time she saw him vividly and was enjoying the experience. “He was with several beautiful women, all fighters. I’m not easily intimidated but for a moment I couldn’t imagine that one of them didn’t have his eye.”

Her smile only grew at recounting the memory. “I watched like a smitten school girl and when he turned his fiery gaze toward me, I thought my heart might just come out of my chest. I sensed a great deal about him then but nothing so specific as I know now.”

“What I really knew is that I needed to meet him and discover what it was that was drawing me to him.”

[ @feathers-oars-blades-wra Thanks! ]  [ @karidakdellanir ]

most importantly love
like it’s the only thing you know how
at the end of the day all this
means nothing
this page
where you’re sitting
your degree
your job
your money
nothing even matters
except love and human connection
who you loved
and how deeply you loved them
how you touched the people around you
and how much you gave them

milk and honey
How to: Do Automatic Writing

You’ll Need:

A pen

Paper

(Optionally) A candle

(Optionally) salt

An Explanation:Automatic Writing is when you let an spirit/entity take a hold of your hand and move it to write, scribble, draw and communicate. It’s a (usually) safe way to communicate with spirits, as long as you stay calm and don’t let fear take over. 

A Fair Warning: 

Fear is food for spirits. Feed them, and they’ll get stronger. Stay serene. Automatic writing takes practice and might not work on the first try.

How to:

If you want to be very safe, surround yourself with a circle of salt.

A lot of people prefer to do automatic writing in the nude, however, you do whatever makes you comfortable.

Spirits like to come out at night, so you might be more successful then.
Now, to the actual writing.

Light a candle (preferably new and black for protection, but white’ll do) near where you’ll be sitting.
Sit comfortably. Some people prefer to do so half laying back.
Take your pen in whichever hand you want (maybe best in the hand you’re not predominant in? Since you body will have less control over the writing in that case.). Place it on the blank page.
Close your eyes. Enter a meditative state. Calm your mind. Let go of all thoughts and just breathe.
Relax your arm entirely so that you have no muscular control over it.
If your hand starts writing, let it do so. Don’t open your eyes. Don’t try and see what they wrote, what they drew, anything. Eyes closed, relax.
If you feel yourself starting to take control of your hand, let go of the pen and wait until you’ve relinquished all hold on the arm that’s writing.
Don’t try and understand, interpret or control. Let it flow.
Once you feel that it is over, open your eyes, put the pen away, thank the spirit, say goodbye, turn the candle off, throw it away and then, you may look at what was written.
By candle light, no danger should come. If you feel unsafe or that something “evil” or “bad” has taken a hold of your arm (and it frightens you), just request help from beings of light to protect you, or that your guides come and help you. 
If you want to communicate with a particular person, you may try by having an image of them or an object that belonged to them with you, but it’s a bit like chatroulette, you could get anyone from anywhere. And they might not even know how to write or speak your language, Remember that.


Bonus:

Samhain is coming up! It’s a great time to get into spirit work, channeling and such. The veil between our worlds are thinner.


Some writers have been said to write entire books through this method. And some have had lengthy conversations with spirits this way (once you’re good enough, you can keep you eyes open and ask questions.)
Either way, stay safe. Have fun, and share your experiences with me!

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the maze runner au: EXPEDITION

it’s fourteen years after the sun flares destroyed the earth, and wckd has no choice but to deploy the back-up plan no one dared to think truly possible: recolonization. enter the gladers, a group of teens raised to become the superscientists the world so desperately needs. but when their mission to the so-called paradise of an exoplanet quite quickly turns sideways, they are forced to scrap a plan ten years in the making and just wing what is perhaps the most important expedition in human history.

if they fail, there will be no longer be such thing as human history.

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“I’m a big country, so I know I’ll be just as tall as you one day!”

“Hah, you wish!”

anonymous asked:

how to ride a spider or rabbit? also riding strange mounts is all well and good, but what about them pulling carts or plows?

Riding a rabbit would be very similar to riding a cat, the only somewhat stable place to sit would be jockey position on the shoulder blades. It would also be an even bumpier and more unreliable ride than a cat, because rabbits don’t have even legs, so while moving the shoulders are usually sloping one direction or another. They also mostly move in bounds and will perch on their hind legs, so attaching your butt more firmly to the saddle would be even more important than with a cat. And one other weird thing: you could only ride lops! Otherwise the resting position for their ears is right where you want to be sitting.

Riding a spider would be very simple, you just need to strap a good seat to the cephalothorax. It will be a very stable and enjoyable ride as long as your steed doesn’t try to climb a wall.

The reins go on the pedipalps!

I’m thankful for these quiet autumn days. The ones where you sit outside and all you can hear is the sound of the tree branches rattling in the wind, or the leaves gently falling upon the ground. Sitting by a window with a warm drink in your hand, watching the dark clouds float by. Walking past houses and seeing pumpkins on doorsteps, or going to a pumpkin patch and drinking apple cider.
If only autumn could last forever.
—  A.R. 
most importantly love
like it’s the only thing you know how
at the end of the day all this
means nothing
this page
where you’re sitting
your degree
your job
your money
nothing even matters
except love and human connection
who you loved
and how deeply you loved them
how you touched the people around you
and how much you gave them
—  Rupi Kaur, milk and honey
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2006!ME vs 2016!ME

Oh hey gais, I found the bandwagon!  

I’m really not a huge fan of comparing myself ten years ago and today me, because 2006!ME would shrivel up and die of despair at being compared to the 2016!ME.  It’s really not fair to her, she’s a teenager with horomones who’s view of the world is colored by depression and being ostracized by her peers and even teachers.  And her biggest dream is to move back to Japan and be a mangaka.  2006!ME’s first best friend (who introduced her to anime) had also dropped her like a hot potato the year before because “it wasn’t fair that [20016!ME] got better grades AND drew better than [Best friend at the time]”.  I was a dour, depressing, and utterly moody young thing (not without good reason, but the fact remains that I was very unhappy with life).

Meanwhile, 2016!ME has since gone to college, learned to be objective about her work, spent the majority of those years learning and almost constantly practicing to use digital tools, Developed a taste, the skill, and lots of appreciation for a wide range of art styles, filled many many sketchbooks (which were not available to 2006!Me due to being too expensive, so she used printer paper and manila folders) of things like hands, noses, and other artistic foils until she dun git gud at that stuff, did 300+ art commissions in three years, got published in a tabletop RPG module book, became a comic colorist for one of her art heroes (that would be @bludragongal), became the art director of a volunteer game studio and then developed the common sense to leave and realize that she can say no to every “job” offer that comes her way if she doesn’t feel that she’s being treated professionally, and to top it all off, gained very important and good friends that she had only just met in 2006 but have since become irreplaceable fixtures in her life.  A bunch of other things happened too, but that’s the gist of it.

tl;dr 2006 was the first year I started doing digital art, so understandably, I sucked. Here in 2016 I have 12+ years of drawing and painting experience SO OF COURSE I DO IT LIKE A BOSS.

Retail Etiquette

AKA a few ways you, the customer, can help make a retail worker’s life easier.

1. If you don’t want something, put it back where you found it. Not sitting on a shelf nearby. Not halfway across the store. Right where you found it. On the peg/ however it was displayed originally. Please. I know it’s super easy to just drop that thing where you are, especially if you’re across the store, but imagine having to put that one thing back times a hundred. That’s what we have to do. Every day. It’s like the world’s worst scavenger hunt that takes literal hours. All work that is avoided if you take five seconds to put that thing back where you found it.

1.5. Don’t trash the shelves looking for that one perfect package in the back or whatever and leave it. Fix what you mess up, or what your kids mess up.

2. Clean up after yourself. Don’t leave trash lying around - cleaning the store and keeping it clean is a monumental task itself without people leaving empty cups on shelves. We have trash cans, use them. Wipe your feet. If you spill something, alert somebody.

3. Do not come in right before close, unless it’s an emergency and you know exactly what you need. In, grab the thing you need, and out before close. If you come into a store 10 minutes or less before close, you’re being (albeit mildly) rude. The staff has closing tasks they need to get done, often before the store actually closes and you’re keeping them from that. If you’re fast, no problem. If you linger and shop around, you’re being rude.

3.5. Do not linger after close. Know when a store closes, and get out when it does. Every minute you stay after close is a minute later the staff actually gets home. You are literally keeping the staff from going home to their family if you stay after close, and it’s deeply rude. Your time is not more important than theirs, especially AFTER the hours they’re obligated to give you their time.

4. If you break something, just tell the staff. They’re not going to make you buy it, it just goes into the ‘store damage’ bin in most places. Don’t try to hide it (world’s worst scavenger hunt part two) or just set it back on the shelf for someone else to find it and complain. Please.

5. Listen to the staff. They know what they’re talking about when they say they don’t have it in the back. They spend almost every day in the store - odds are they know even without looking. Listen to recommendations. Listen to them on policy. They know this stuff, you don’t no matter how long you’ve been a customer. They’re TRAINED, you’re not.

6. Be kind. Be polite. We all have bad days, but if a service worker can be polite and accommodating for 6-8 hours despite that, you can be for ten minutes. Don’t lose your temper if staff messes up. Service workers can only do so much; they’re the bottom of the entire corporate chain, and have literally no authority. Is that two dollars really worth demeaning another human being over?


Re: the Usual Comments:

“But it’s your job to put things back/clean up after me!”

It’s not. It’s deeply strange how people suddenly feel so entitled inside a store. A staff member is there to assist you shopping, not be your nanny. We shouldn’t have to clean up after you. You are not a child - clean up after yourself.

“I’m creating jobs when I -inconvenience store workers in some way-”

No, Cheryl, you’re not making jobs by leaving your empty starbucks cup on my shelf. I would have this job regardless of you making it more difficult, and my company isn’t going to hire more people just because you do. They just expect me to deal with it.