which you are advised to also read

anonymous asked:

so, ever since I started writing about a year ago, I've only written fantasy, which is also the only genre I read. a few days ago I have for the first time gotten an idea for a sci-fi story, but I'm not sure what to do or where to start. I don't even read sci-fi, how do I write it? is it the same? do I need to read some?

Hi, love!  Thanks for your question :)

In short, whenever you enter a new genre – especially one you don’t read – it’s a good idea to acquaint yourself with published books of that genre.  For science fiction, I’d advise you to pick a few of the most influential works: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is regarded as the first work of science fiction.  Some other stand-outs include The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Neuromancer by William Gibson, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.

I’m not much of a sci-fi reader myself, so if any of my followers have lesser-known or more modern suggestions, be sure to drop them in!

– Mod Joanna ♥️


If you need advice on general writing or fanfiction, you should maybe ask us!

bigdumbbro  asked:

Hey man, love watching your transformation, its really inspiring for my own transformation I'm starting out on to become a dumb jock. Do you have any advice for someone working on a transformation like this? What has been the single thing you've done that's helped you the most, especially for getting dumb?

Well, the single thing I’ve done that’s helped me the most was to start using hypno files. I’ve written a little bit on hypnosis on the past, so I’d advise you to read it first.

Also, in case you still don’t know, there’s a website called Warp My Mind, which is a great meeting point for other dumb jocks (or at least people wanting to become dumb jocks), so I’d tell you to hurry up there and get to know other guys that want to achieve the same you do.

But as with any transformation (be it to become a chav, a dumb jock, a redneck, etc), you have to surround yourself with the world you wanna get into. Watch sports, get to appreciate sports, get to know other jocks, start on the small things, and then start evolving from there.

1. The phony iCloud breach

The scam: Scammers reach people by phone, saying their data was hacked or breached through iCloud, Apple’s online data storage service. The scam is so effective because it sounds plausible, what with all the reports of data breaches, Business Insider notes. The initial call is a robocall, which offers to connect the prospective victim to a live person who can “help.” The individual on the phone says they can fix the problem if provided personal information (which could possibly include your Apple ID password, credit card information). The scammers will use flattery and may even an offer of a free iTunes gift card to poach your information, Apple says.

What you should do: Never share your Apple ID or temporary verification codes with anyone, Apple advises. And using two-factor identification will add an extra layer of protection to your account. If you receive an unsolicited call, hang up immediately and contact Apple directly.

2. The shady taxi lost-and-found service

The scam: You are in a hurry and forget your bag or phone in the cab. What do you do? Use a helpful service, like Yellowcabnyc.com, to locate your missing item. Sounds legit, considering it has all the vital keywords like NYC and yellow cab, right? Unfortunately, this “service” offers to locate your lost item for $47, which of course goes directly into the scammer’s pocket and your item is seemingly never retrieved, the New York Post reported.

What you should do: If you lose something in a cab, call the cab company’s garage directly first, according to the City of New York government website. If you don’t recall the name of the cab company, you can complete this form. Additionally, you can call the lost property police precincts in each borough to see if your lost item was recovered. Not in New York City? You can still apply this advice no matter where you are, just by starting with the cab company’s office.

3. Airline ticket giveaway

The scam: If you put off booking that airline ticket for summer until now, you are probably thirsting for a last-minute deal. Then you happen to see an email or post on Facebook or Craigslist offering one. All you need to do is wire cash for the ticket to a Western Union account and you are given the ticket confirmation number. Unfortunately when it’s time to travel, you find out the “ticket” you purchased doesn’t exist.

Scammers steal credit card information and purchase airline tickets, Scam Detector says. They cancel the trip for credit but retain the ticket’s confirmation number. Then they sell the ticket at a “discounted” rate on a site like Craigslist, Kijiji, Oodle or Gumtree and make the sale look legit because they provide the confirmation number.

What you should do: If you purchase an airline ticket online, make sure you go directly through the airline site or a reputable site like Expedia or Kayak. While some deals may be tempting, they are most likely too good to be true. If you purchase a fraudulent ticket, share what happened to you on social media and contact the Federal Trade Commission.

4. The bogus government grant

The scam: Score! You receive a phone call that you’ve been awarded a healthy government grant because you paid your taxes on time. All you need to do is provide your checking account information so the money can be automatically transferred to your account, but also to cover a one-time processing fee. The caller may say they are from the “Federal Grants Administration” so the call sounds legitimate, but the scam is to obtain access to your bank account.

The hallmark of this scam is that scammers usually read from a script, congratulating you for your eligibility and confirming that your processing fee can be refunded if you aren’t completely satisfied, according to the FTC. Also, the phone number will not have a caller ID, although the call may appear to be coming from Washington, D.C. Additionally, know you’ll never have to pay money for a “free” government grant.

What you should do: Hang up and report the call to the Federal Trade Commission.

5. The imaginary vacation rental

The scam: The vacation rental house looks perfect online and the price is right — but is it? Fake vacation rentals and time-share offers account for about 8% of reports to the Better Business Bureau scam tracker in 2017. Scammers may hijack an actual vacation rental ad, posing as the agent to grab your money for the rental or will fabricate a fake ad, designing a property that doesn’t even exist, the FTC says.

What you should do: Before you pay for a vacation rental, be wary of someone asking you to wire the cash to them, the FTC advises. Also, anyone who cannot connect personally because they are out of the country or demands the security deposit up front should be a red flag. Also, if the listing seems too good to be true, it probably is, the BBB says.

6. The tax bill you don’t actually owe

The scam: About 5% of the scams reported to the BBB are criminals posing as IRS agents, threatening criminal prosecution for being remiss on paying your taxes. The “agent” claims they can waive arrest if you pay a hefty fine through a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer, the IRS says. The latest version of this scam includes the scammer telling the potential victim that two certified letters were mailed to the victim but were returned as being undeliverable.

What you should do: Know that the IRS will never ask for credit or debit information over the phone or demand immediate payment without the opportunity to appeal the amount, the IRS advises. Also, hang up the phone if you are contacted by someone posing as an IRS agent, the BBB says.

7. The jury duty scam

The scam: While missing your jury summons by mail could happen, you wouldn’t be harassed by someone on the phone if you do miss your notice. Scammers typically pose as a U.S. marshall or the local police, AARP says, claiming you may be arrested because you missed jury duty. Supposedly in order to confirm the call, the caller will ask for your Social Security number and any other ID and will then offer to wipe clean the warrant for your arrest if you pay a fine in the form of a prepaid debit or gift card.

What you should do: Federal courts will never ask for personal information by phone, the United States Courts says, and will not ask for Social Security or credit card numbers. Should you receive this call, hang up immediately and contact the agency the caller claims to be calling from, typically a government agency, Sheryl Presley, Oklahoma City Police Triad coordinator told AOL says.

8. The ransom call

The scam: Typically delivered under the cloak of night, the kidnapping scam plays on your fears that a loved one was kidnapped but would be returned safely as long as a ransom is paid. Scammers reach out by phone, email or Facebook message, claiming if you don’t pay up in the hour, your loved one dies, Men’s Health reports. The reason scammers get away with this is because they pick the right hour to deliver the scary message, usually in the middle of the night, so you are too disoriented to challenge or question the call.

What you should do: First reach out to the “kidnapped victim” before you jump to any conclusions, Men’s Health suggests. Even though you may annoy your buddy with a call at 2 a.m. to make sure they’re safe, shelling out thousands of dollars in “ransom” is far more annoying. Keep in mind, the scammers may have scanned your social media to identify a connection who posted about traveling or being on vacation, CBS Boston notes. This will make it harder to verify the whereabouts of your loved one. Call 911 in the event you receive a call like this and get police involved.

9. Fraudulent telemarketing calls

The scam: Just when you thought your mobile phone was safe, scammers target you with fake telemarketing calls. You first receive an email saying telemarketers may be calling your mobile phone, playing off the rumors of a 411 mobile directory, the FCC says. The idea behind the scam is if your number is listed on the 411 service, its open to telemarketing calls which is completely untrue and would be illegal.

What you should do: Never share any personal information or data by phone with a telemarketer. Most telemarketing calls placed to your mobile phone are illegal and should be reported to the FTC. Another trick: Block the caller on your phone so at the very least they’ll have to call from another number to reach you again.

10. The “spear phishing” email

The scam: While phishing accounts for 34% of the BBB’s complaints this year, “spear phishing” is on the rise. Phishing is when a business emails you and asks to “verify” your personal information, like your Social Security number, credit card numbers or passwords. “Spear phishing” gives the scam a more personal flavor, as it appears to come from someone you know and sounds more personal, USA Today says. This approach is far more dangerous because your guard may not be up, making you more likely to fall for this scam.

What should you do: As with any scam, be cautious of any emails asking for you to click on a link, USA Today advises. Also, legitimate companies aren’t going to ask for your password, and if a “friend” sends the email, reach out separately and ask if the friend really sent that message — sometimes tiny differences in an email address are hard to spot. Also, fraudulent emails are typically fraught with typos. Be wary of links that take you to a URL that begins with “http” rather than “https,” which is more secure. Read more (7/6/17)

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Satori Reader ~ A new project by the team that brought us Human Japanese (°◡°♡)

Morning fam! Because I am a huge throbbing nerd for the Human Japanese series and use it every other day for routine study, their latest project - Satori Reader - was brought to my immediate attention.

Screenshots have been taken of the website’s free content to give you a peek into what is on offer. I’m giving it a trial run for the moment, but my fingers are itching to subscribe - something I can do at any point with relative ease.

For anyone who is floundering in the grey waters of intermediate study, and especially for those whose study is self perpetuated, there’s a good chance you’re looking for some sort of landmark in that churning mess to orient yourself by. A metaphorical island, with sparkling shoreline, verdant forest, and plentiful resources to help you grow and flourish.

I’m talking content. As many bloggers have mentioned, there is a plethora of material out there to help us learn the framework and mechanics of 日本語. It’s not at all difficult to source grammar lessons, vocabulary lists, kanji writing schematics, charts and even entire textbooks - and for that we are eternally thankful. However, the intermediate learner sitting at their own dining room table with an open laptop, a cup of tea, the latest anime OST on repeat and a Japanese novel in their quivering hands is leafing through the pages and quietly mouthing how in the everliving f**k…

This is where SR gently takes your hand and says, here’s how, you foulmouthed otaku.

This is an excerpt from a level 3 difficulty article about Kona the cat (可愛いね)

Like every other article available on the website, it is voiced over by a native speaker, clearly and naturally - with all the intonation you would expect to hear in conversation *heavy breathing* Not only that, but as the audio plays, the corresponding Japanese text is underlined in blue to show where in the text they are reading from. This means that if you are proficient enough, you can follow along at pace.

Too slow? They got you fam! Individual lines of text are divided into sound bytes, meaning you can take this task one sentence at a time.

Individual kanji, jukugo (several kanji that make up one word) and particles within the text can also be clicked to reveal a Human Japanese style dictionary entry. Words you’d like to revisit can be added to your studylist.

The symbol marking the end of each sentence, when clicked, offers you an english transliteration, which I advise you utilise with a degree of self control. Try to hold off clicking it until you’ve really given the sentence a go - clicking on kanji you don’t recognise and piecing all the information together in order to get an idea of what’s being said. Then, when you finally check the translation, your hard work might be rewarded with a confirmation that you indeed read correctly. Which, by psychology standards, is a healthy and affirming process. We are hardwired for rewards my dudes!

I could go into detail about the many little features that make this web project so well thought out and considerate of our individual study methods and goals, but I’ll leave that to you to explore and find out. For me at least, the true worth of SR lies mainly in the reading content and the empathetic format it’s presented in.

The way it Aladdin style reaches out, offering us a whole new world.

Give the free subscription a whirl! If you like it, consider a paid subscription. This directly funds future content which directly benefits you!

~ Thanks Human Japanese team ~

Update (╯✧▽✧)╯

After giving SR a good go and fully testing its arsenal of functions, I realised my initial review bordered on plain lazy. This update is going to give you warm prickles because it turns out that one of the features included in the Review section of SR is an integrated flash card program with full Anki support *prayer hands emoji*

This means that whatever vocabulary you add to your studylist automatically generates a flashcard that you can either review within the SR website, or via your Anki software. Here’s an example:

Straight away, SR gives you an edge in your revision by implementing context. In fact, as well as offering you the sentence you saved the word from, it offers you a link to the entire article it was taken from (see: REVEAL IN FULL ORIGINAL CONTEXT)

This is incredibly helpful, as dictionary entries for any word or phrase you select often include a specific explanation about how that word is being used within the context of the sentence or how it is being used by the narrator to portray his or her story.  

I hope that this extra glimpse into the Review section of Satori Reader gives you an idea of how incredible a resource this is.

Go ahead and enjoy the unique pleasurable pain that is reading and comprehending 日本語!!

some fluffy & funny fics for you

i’ve had enough of this mess so if anyone else feels like they need a bit of a distraction, i’ve got u covered!

here are some of my fav fluffy and funny fics that i’ve read, here if u wanna forget about everything for a little while x

freeze this moment in a frame and stay like this (5.6k) by tolvsmol / @rosesau

Harry (not so) secretly crushes on the cute footie player and fills pages with sketches of him.

so so so cute !!!!!!!! just pure sweetness for 5k words. 10/10 recommend

Ever Since (10k) by @letsjustsee

a very fluffy AU where Louis finds a lost dog that he wishes he could keep - until he meets his owner, who he wishes he could keep more.

one of the cutest things i’ve ever read in my entire life go read it now

if i had the chance, the things i would do to you (14k) by @missandrogyny 

AU where Harry and Louis compete in the Lip Sync Battle

this is possibly one of the funniest (and hottest) fics i’ve read this year. i love this author, check out their other, longer fics too, they’re all hilarious

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anonymous asked:

Is it disrespectful to honor Orisha like you would honor Aphrodite or Isis? I know that in Ifa religions there's a very organized tradition a very specific way to worship. I'm asking as an African American non-Wiccan pagan. I feel such a pull to them and a closeness, like a relief from isolation. Like diaspora is significantly less stifling when I read about them, but I also dont want to be gross and appropriatve

For you it isn’t disrespectful. There’s obviously something pulling you. I’d advise you to keep reading about the Orisha, read their Pataki’s (their stories), and pay attention to which Orisha you feel the closest to. Then read up on that 1. Look at videos. Find out what they like and dislike. Talk to them out loud. If you are really confused on which is calling to you, keep asking, eventually they will come to you and show themselves to you.

Another thing I want to add is don’t get caught up in those who say you have to do one thing or another when it comes to Ifa. A lot of people spend an abundance of money to be initiated, then turn around and police those who don’t. Try to not pay them any mind. Although they should be very proud that they got to be initiated, Ifa is not about initiation (or money you spent to get there). Its about the relationship you have with the Orisha and your ancestors and allowing them to help go along your path on this earth. So, start off slow, keep reading up, and listen to your gut. Eventually you’ll know what to do 😊

In Love With The Idea Of You - Royalty AU (Lin X Reader) Part One

Okay, This was for @hamwriters Write-a-thon challenge: Day One, but due to unforeseen circumstances, I was down and out most of the week. I wasn’t even going to bother but @gratitudejoyandsorrow was being her awesome self and convinced me to write it anyways… (Just a side note, guys, she is totally amazing…just saying)… Oh and please let me know what you think…I can leave it just as a one-shot or if you think it should continue…. So, without further ado, here is “In Love With The Idea Of You”.

Word Count: 2628

Warnings: Umm…Major fluffiness and I warn you now….tissues are advised.

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Indiana Comic Con: Sean Maguire Panel

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  • “I guess the thing about Midwestern people is true. Everyone’s so lovely,” Sean Maguire about Indiana (x)
  • “This has been one of the great surprises of my career,” Sean Maguire about his guest spot on #OnceUponATime expanding (x)
  • Sean Maguire says he never heard fairy tales growing up. Instead his dad made up stories about growing up in Ireland (x)
  • Sean Maguire loved basically being able to say “I played Robin Hood” and then mic drop. “It was lovely to play somebody iconic” (x)
  • “…I think we’re a little sick of the rich… I think right now we kind of need a Robin Hood,” Sean Maguire (x)
  • Sean Maguire just quickly took a call from his 1yo son in the middle of panel. It was adorable. (x)
  • Only Robin Hood central ep was Sean Maguire’s favorite to film. “You feel like the tv heroes I watched growing up” (x)
  • Sean Maguire talks about making up songs on set like, “Once upon a time you’re bound to die but then you come back” (x)
  • Spoiler: Sean Maguire’s toughest scenes to film - when Robin left/cried; the scene preceding his death, which was his last to film. (x)
  • Regina is Sean Maguire’s favorite character to work with “because she’s my gal.” (x)
  • Sean Maguire admits he never learned how to use the bow and arrow. Says ABC and Disney have a “hard rule” about not killing people. (x)
  • “They obviously wanted to tell a different story than I thought they wanted to tell,” Sean Maguire about his #OnceUponATime ending (x)
  • “Being an actor means being able to step into people’s shoes. Experience the world –reading books…” Sean Maguire’s acting advice (x)
  • Sean Magauire advises aspiring actor  to “cut reality garbage” and “watch scripted drama” (x)
  • Sean Maguire jokes about how he “lies for a living” and his wife is a detective. (x)
  • Dustin Hoffman, Spencer Tracy, Kevin Spacey, Cary Grant and Michael J. Fox among Sean Maguire’s idols/inspirations. (x)
  • “You will meet the fate that you deserve…” line was Sean Maguire’s favorite, which was in #OnceUponATimeWonderland (x)
  • “Regiiiina, why so meanaaa?” is also a song Sean Maguire made up on set. (x)

  • Apparently Sean was only supposed to be in 5 episodes (x)
  • Omf Tanya called (x)
  • He loved the robin centric episode (x)
  • Lana was one of the first people to welcome him to the show :’) (x)
  • He said Ginny has the best giggle in the world (x)
  • Guy: Have you ever read a plot twist [on Once] and just wanted to stop? Sean: There’s been a time or two. (x)
  • He loves robins honor (x)
  • Sean wants a whole show about Ian Fleming (x)
  • Y'all he’s fanboying about bobby again (x)
  • He’s mentioned how Colin is like his brother :’) (x)
  • One tough scene was the town line (x)
  • For safety reasons he can’t have a real arrow (x)
  • He mentions how he has just moved when they told him he was being killed off (x)
    • I want to say even though it’s annoying they did that he didnt show any anger when he was talking about it, basically said that’s just life (x)
  • He said Tanya is like a human lie detector (x)
  • He thinks robin would find it sweet that his daughter is named after him (x)
  • People keep saying they love him :’) (x)
  • He creates songs to entertain everyone else (x)

  • Sean said he, lana, ginny, bobby, bex, and Colin like to play cards together in between their trailers (x)
  • He also said he liked to make the cast laugh during late nights and he would burst into song like “regina, why ya gotta be so meana” (x)
  • He said Bex is the one who told him that they were naming the baby after him. (x)
  • Also he mentioned everyone from the cast except Jennifer… (x)
  • He also said he just furnished his house and Vancouver and everything when the producers told him they were killing robin. (x)
  • Sean also said he believes that what happened with Robin happened for a reason because every canceled show is what leads him to the next and (x)
    • Without that, he wouldn’t have landed on Once Upon a Time (x)

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sea-wick  asked:

I just got my first tarot deck and I realized that I have no idea how to start. I'm mostly working on memorizing the meanings but I'm worried about shuffling and a basic spread I can get comfortable with. Is there any specific way you shuffle your deck? Do you have a basic spread you always use?

If its a deck that’s new or put back in order (<– usually do this when I want to “reset” a deck) I lay them out in a big pile and scatter them in a messy pile. Then, scoop them up into a deck again. A video on how to do this is here. (Its the first shuffling example.) Also know that with this method you will get reversals, so if you don’t want that, face them up that you can see which side they’re on.

I also learned by looking at others shuffle. One of my favorites to look at is @intuitive-rose and her YouTube videos. Sometimes she’ll only do it once, but most times she’ll have 2 or 3 decks and she’ll shuffle 3-5 times. I used to sit and try to do what she did in terms of handling the cards (plus, I love hearing her interpretations in readings).

In the beginning, I’d advise you only to do 1-3 card spreads. Of course, you don’t have to do this, my human word is not law. But, this is your first deck. A tarot deck at that, and 78 cards is a lot. Pulling 1, 2 or 3 cards will help you with connecting cards little bit by little bit. I remember getting my first deck and being so eager to learn, and then a year later only realizing that that yes, I had memorized the cards, but I hadn’t really understood the cards on a deeper level. So, 1-3 card spread is ideal in my eyes, it’s what I still do till this day. Also, 1 everyday if you want to memorize the basic card meanings in 78 days. Some people do 1 a week and try to connect the real life to the card of the week. 

Also know that with shuffling, the cards will tear overtime. Especially if you have cards that are very thin. So try to be careful (don’t let them get wet or have a pet chew on them or anything) but not “too careful” because to me, a good worn in deck is a loved deck. 

doctor-punkenstein  asked:

Yesterday I somehow broke my rule about not reading fanfictions and I read one of the whouffaldi fanfics you recommended... and realized I need more :) Could you please list your absolute favorites? thanks :D

Goddammit my tiny computer keeps closing Chrome because it doesn’t have enough memory. And then I have to repeat typing the entire list. Anyway, this ask was from ages ago, more than a year, but I need to answer some asks. I don’t get many, and not answering them might be why.

So these are some fic recs I can think of off of the top of my head!

(Complete unless marked otherwise. :)

Twelve/Clara

Everest (ff.n) by @clearsightedeyes. A corporate AU. Two pretty fucked up main characters ride a downward emotional rollercoaster, comforting each other on the way down. Features emotionally heavy scenes, and a villain who I picture as a less classy Moriarty (probably not how he’s supposed to look). TW: murder/death, drugs, rape, suicide, but there’s nothing too graphic. (i.e. there isn’t graphic descriptions of these things, but it’s mentioned because it’s a part of a character.) Really well-planned and detailed plot, complex characters and god it’s great. There’s this, if you’ve read it and were looking for more Everest.

Untouchable (ff.n or ao3) by D Veleniet (where do I find you??? Where else can you be found??). Mostly canon, but an AU in some ways. Clara deals with Twelve’s aloofness after his regeneration, but it’s a sequel to this fic (ao3/ff.n). Explores the difference between love and lust, I guess. And there’s Twelve all Trying To Just Be Friends with Clara in there too.

Love Isn’t Complicated (ff.n) by @peterbaeafcapaldi. Set right after Last Christmas, and basically parents!whouffaldi, with other plot bits. It was just finished 22 hours ago! Has smut in the first chapter.

Banged Up (ff.n) by @clearsightedeyes. Prison AU. Ft. mysterious human!12 put in solitary for a long time with a mysterious backstory and military Clara who isn’t as used to (this shitty, underfunded, but sadly and probably realistic) prison as 12 is. Incomplete, but read it anyway.

Scent (ff.n) by SerpentineJ. Canon Twelve/Clara, gets more and more non-canon. The Doctor has a very acute sense of smell. Fluff.

What Lies Beneath (ff.n or ao3) by D Veleniet, which is a sequel to this fic (ao3/ff.n), which is set in series 8 canon between ItFotN and Dark Water. It’s rated T … then M halfway through … for reasons. There’s control, and power dynamics. Clara challenges the Doctor to a game of Never Have I Ever with wine, and it gets emotionally charged.

Bedtime Stories (ao3) by @dingdongsnogbox. One-shot. (For now ;D please write more of this :/ pls) The Doctor finds erotic fiction under Clara’s pillow. Probably not canon, but nice to write about. (write more!)

Tiny Twelve™ (ao3) by @resting-meme-face​. Obviously an AU.. but the Time Lords aren’t Time Lords they’re Star Wars figure-sized toys who sort of have their own TV show, but are sentient and also marketed as toys which is kind of messed up (and nobody realises) but yeah Clara’s Tiny Twelve (and other Tinys) are working to fix that. Please read this if you are having a bad day, or a good day.

postscript (ao3) by jontinf. Canon-ish fluff, oneshot. Squeeing. Etc. Too pure (and short) to spoil anything.

There’s a fic called The Devil Dances by @lucelafonde, a rockstar!12 AU, Clara’s his manager, but it’s been deleted from ao3. I have it downloaded as an .epub, but I’m not sure if I’m allowed to publish it? Can anyone advise? The blog is password protected, so I can’t ask.

Alexander Hamilton/John Laurens

Stage Lights Are Blaring (ao3) by @subcorax. Late Night AU!!!!! Alex is himself, but in the modern era (and gets a kitten). John just got a late night gig and becomes known as ‘the late night host who talks about how attractive Alexander Hamilton is’ a lot. It starts off as a joke. FLUFF OMG. Incomplete.

Sherlock/John (BBC)

Performance In A Leading Role (ff.n) by MadLori. AU in which Sherlock and John are actors, and actually unlike Benedict and Martin, I think. Decently fluffy.

Harry Potter

These are part of a series by @clearsightedeyes (ao3 series link here), and there could be more coming. 

Put Your Guns Away, It’s Tea Time Scorbus and Hinny. Albus takes Scorpius on their family camping trip.

Put Your Curse In Reverse Sequel to Put Your Guns Away, it’s Tea Time. Set in Hogwarts.

Important Information

If you are a YOI artist who is really sensitive about art theft. Especially if you don’t want your art to be sold on another website you should read on.
Apparently there is a website who steals Yuri On Ice Arts and sells them for their own profit. If you are a Yuri On Ice artist you should definitely check out this website https://gifnest.com/ and report them if they took yours.There is also a Tumblr Post about it which gives further advise and explains the problem. 

Shoutout

If you are interested in checking new games out especially BL games, then you should check out this post. This is a really interesting game which is still in development. It’s a visual novel/ dating game about the life of an actor. If you want a game that is different and has many cool characters you should try the demo.
UPDATED 7/1/17: EVIDENCE THAT RED IS NOT THE REAL RAYMOND REDDINGTON

Disclaimer: Before you write this theory off as crazy, like I myself did two years ago, please have an open mind and consider all of the following evidence before forming your opinion. And although I am a Lizzington shipper, this post is not overly or strictly Lizzington in it’s design or belief and does not intend to use this theory just to promote my ship. 

Also, if you still believe the ‘reveal’ at the end of 4.22 proving Red is Lizzie’s father (which used a 30 year old sample of blood from a yet to be proven Raymond Reddington) is the truth, I suggest you stop reading now.

One final note, it is long, and contains spoilers. Please be advised it will only open without crashing on a tablet or computer. Thank you.

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ID #67479

Name: Mary
Age: 17 (18 in October)
Country: Russia

.Since my attempt to find penpals for the first time was not successful, I am writing this post again.
Let’s begin. I’m a high school student, this year I’m finishing it. I’m interested in music. I’m a music lover, I can listen to anything if it really pleases me. I have no restrictions in the genres, although there are those songs of which I listen most often.
Literature also attracts me. I’ll be glad if you advise me to read books that impressed you, which are your favourite.
I’m fond of atmospheric photography, but I’m not a photographer myself. I especially like black-and-white photographs , dark photos of nature, streets, buildings. In general, I like photos which are slightly depressive, melancholic, sad, mysterious.
I don’t mind modern art, which can be a little sweet, with a bigger set of bright colors than dark ones. If it really looks cool and doesn’t spoil it, then why not?
I’d like to travel and the country I would like to get to the most is Japan. I love this country and everything connected with it, but it’s not just anime and cosplay.
Moreover, I like creativity. Recently, I began to be keen on such a direction as decadence. I think that this direction is close to me with its gloominess, aestheticism, individualism.
I’d also like to add that I open up more in the process of communication when I discuss something with my interlocutor, express my point of view, share something.
So, I’m finishing my long story.
I’m looking for a penpal because I’d like to meet new people from different countries, expand my horizons. I think it’s interesting and exciting, it makes us feel not alone.

Preferences: People from 16 to 23. I do not care about your gender, orientation and etc.

vhope1201  asked:

hi, again i want to say thank you so much for updating every day, i understand its not easy so thank you so much. I've got 3 questions regarding each book:) Is Addicted finished once you update chapter 208? Is there no new series or is it completely finished. For Advance Bravely, will you be posting all the chapters on your website or on wattpad or google drive? And is there only one series for that book. Also, the same for Lawless Gangster, is it finished after Chp 79? Once again thank you

Hello, Addicted has two novels so it does not end at chapter 208, that’s just the end of Book One. Book Two has another 100 something chapters which we will be translating. I’ve personally never read any content in book two before so it will be quite enjoyable for me. 

As for Advance Bravely, seeing that Anh and team got their translations of the novel back on Wattpad, she will be posting updates there as she normally did before. I advise everyone to be kind and don’t randomly report. As a precaution, chapters will still be posted on the website (saehan01.com) though at a slower speed since I’ll be editing all of the one posted already. So only edited version will be on the site. Take note, I’ve only edit to chapter 20 for now, so for new updates, ALWAYS go to Anh’s wattpad. Here’s her account if you don’t have it: https://www.wattpad.com/user/AnhNguyen12332

Lawless Gangster (my baby XD), ends at chapter 79 but there’s an extra call “爱屋及乌”. It’s an idiom that means, ‘if you love someone, you must accept everything about them, even their faults or weaknesses.’ I’ve personally never read this before so I’m excited about it. Also, there is another novel about Han Jia and Jiang Xiao Ning call 《无耻之徒》= “Shameless Gangster” which I’ll probably look into as well because come on…Han Jia needs happiness! 

Hope this helps and enjoy your day! ^_^

anonymous asked:

Do you not get much in this blog anymore? Do you think Eric had other friends he considered close? Other than Dylan? Also did other people consider Eric to be a good friend or just Dylan?

I’m on a semi-extended break right now, yeah, thanks for noticing.

Eric didn’t have any other really close friends in Littleton. Sue Klebold mentioned in her book that Dylan was Eric’s most significant friendship and that this was a huge part of the reason why the boys were allowed to stay in touch after the van break-in had happened. Kathy Harris expressed concerns about the possibility of Eric losing Dylan as a friend, which basically signifies that Dylan was the one Eric bonded with most in that town. While Eric was friendly with some other people besides Dylan, there are strong indications that he also felt left out from time to time and there are plenty of stories about him getting into arguments within his circle of friends.

I think people considered Eric to be an all right friend, but not someone they were close to or confided much in. He had a volatile personality, which isn’t always the best basis for a friendship, and he came to Littleton a lot later like a stranger in a strange land. Even Dylan struggled with being a friend to Eric sometimes, so that speaks volumes about how difficult Eric could be. I’d advise you to read the statements made by their circle of friends/acquaintances, though, because they have some pretty insightful statements to share about their relationships with both Eric and Dylan and also made observations about the friendship between the boys themselves.

anonymous asked:

I've been in a bit of a spell, it's hard to explain but essentially I can't bring myself to read. This has got me feeling worthless, unintelligent, etc.. and I'm curious, have you every gone through something similar? How long did it go on? How did you finally start to read again? It's begging to feel hopeless.

Yes! Yes, I have. More than once, in spells of varying lengths and intensities.

It’s difficult to say why it’s happened for you, when it will go away, and what will fix it without knowing more about your situation. But I’m going to assume that feelings of worthlessness and unintelligence stem from an idea, ingrained in your mind by your self or pummelled into your psyche by others, that your intellectual output (how much you read, what you read, how intently and deeply you read it, how you write and talk about what you read) is inherently connected to your value and happiness. 

While this predicament seems universal, I’d recommend you treat it as you would a very unwelcome house guest, because if you don’t actively work against it, it will wreck your life. Knitting your worth to your productivity causes burnout, anxiety, panic, and–ever so ironically–an inability to do what it is that you previously enjoyed (such as reading). Here’s the kicker: that paralysing inability increases in direct proportion with the amount of pressure you put on yourself when you don’t meet your own expectations.

If none of that sounds right, forgive me–I’m probably writing my own story here, at least partially, or the story of so many intelligent, bright people around me. There is also the possibility that what you’re suggesting is an underlying physical or mental health condition, in which case I’d obviously advise you to seek counselling if feelings of worthlessness persist and intensify. 

Personally, I’m learning, slowly, that a work-life balance (or a reading/not-reading balance, even) is crucial to self-preservation. I cannot read 12 hours a day. The periods of my life where I work from 9 AM to 11 PM with only a few hours break are not, as hindsight might lead me to assume, the brightest and most productive periods of my life. As Kay Redfield Jamison writes in An Unquiet Mind (a book that’s been something of a bible to me since around 13 years of age):

“I compare myself with my former self, not with others. Not only that, I tend to compare my current self with the best I have been, which is when I have been midly manic. When I am my present “normal” self, I am far removed from when I have been my liveliest, most productive, most intense, most outgoing and effervescent. In short, for myself, I am a hard act to follow.” 

This mindset is so hard to let go of, both because it’s etched in my brain as a fundamental principle of thriving. The thought pattern goes like this: I am most happy, most elated and interesting and admired, when I’m productive and inspired and rushing from thing to thing, reading voraciously. How could taking it all in be so bad? Why shouldn’t I have more? I, everyone around me, and a hefty chunk of art, film, and literature have glamorised the insomniac genius type, or the depressed literary freak, or even just the intellectual 20-something who picks up & puts down Lacan with ease–the seductive glamour of which derives entirely from practice, and output, not character. Investing faith in this mindset, even if it pays off dividends short-term, means that at any moment, I could be proven to be a fraud. A bad day, week, or month is teetering on the wrong end of a careful balancing act between excelling and faltering. But that’s not how to cultivate the bit of my intellect that can actually absorb things and grow. In reality, that’s how to drive myself into the ground, exhausted and unhappy. 

I ‘remember’ these periods of reading a ton as the best of my life, with a shelf of marked up books to prove it, but in reality I paid dearly for them later with respect to my sanity and physical health. Without balance, it became way too easy to lose all sense of proportion, and I was never ‘good enough’.

I’m probably getting away from the original question now. But maybe try giving yourself a break? Have a day, or a week, where you channel energy into things you can do with friends, or your hands, or your body? For me, after a period of taking care of myself, the urge to pick up a book or chase after the train of a thought has always come back. Always. This time because I, and I alone, want it. I just needed a few minutes to quiet down all the noise.

Ch9: Porn
gouguruheddo

Okay so I wanted to practice more reading and @gouguruheddo was so sweet to let me read some of their work. i got to practice dialogue! which was a trip. i need to spend more time playing around with creating new voices, ahaha. anyone want to skype me and give me direct feedback? :P also! i’m using my phone mic and the basic iphone voice memo app. does anyone have any recs for programs? i haven’t decided whether i’m serious about reading so please keep it cheap :’) anyway thanks Ack for letting me read your stuff, i hope you like my use of dialogue! <3 <3 <3 

NSFW, headphones advised :)

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our-lady-of--singularities  asked:

Because I work with teenagers, I have a lot of issues a spiritual parasites following me home. I was planning to put an apotropaic symbol on my insoles so I can keep it with me at all times. Do you have any suggestions?

There are many “apotropaic” symbols among the galdrastafir (staves) of Late Medieval Iceland. Where instructions are given on how they should be carried, most advise they should be held in hand or less frequently, it should be worn mid-chest or in one’s headwear. They also tend towards the left side, which I have read theories explaining that the left side is the “shield arm” defensive side of the body. Further instructions also tend to remark that it should not be seen.

Rúðu kross Eiriks jarls, hinn meiri:

Based on that, I recommend staves be attached to jewellery such as bracelets or necklaces, or tattooed on the inner left forearm or chest.

The only instance I recall of wearing a stave in footwear is one intended to give success in wrestling. Another to cause fear in enemies is meant to be cast at the feet of enemies. Neither of these fit your need.

Email me from my home page if you would like further assistance.

Connor “Whiskey” of @omgcheckplease - the fact that Whiskey is an established member of SMH yet we’ve only just learned his first name is small indication of how much a mystery this guy is. After some questioning we’ve learned that he’s Latinx and attended Easter Sunday Mass with Tango. That he has a contrary streak enough to have hung out with SMH’s mortal enemies and Frat Row neighbours the Lax Bros. Though even his motives for that are unknown and I only say ‘contrary’ based on nothing more than a coolness toward the members of a Haus that he undoubtedly is still drawn to. Fandom is agreed that there’s a certain something behind Whiskey’s reticence and it’s nothing like the boyish reluctance to lose face around new people that Dex had (and to a small degree, Nursey). Whiskey spends a lot of time with Tango, who seems to be the Fox Mulder of CP. It feels like Tango might know all about Whiskey that we and the Haus do not, or at the very least that Whiskey is happy being with Tango in a way he’s taken a long time to be with anyone else. In short, Whiskey stands out a mile from everyone in the CP universe. Added intrigue is that the only person he’s been compared to in-universe is Jack, and that comparison was made by Bitty. Bitty who has shown unusual willingness to let this one lone tadpole linger outside the warm and strong circle of his love and is clearly allowing Whiskey to warm to him. What is Bitty not confiding to his viewers or in his tweets about Whiskey that he might know or suspect? Are we reading too much into this?

Whiskey’s face has no tells whatsoever. His eyebrows have a strong but monosyllabic gesture, his features are refined but also very soft. His mouth is a tiny sardonic line that barely opens. Even his haircut manages to look blasé despite being a very stylish fade and hard-part that clearly uses product. He and Tango are about the same height and seem so far to be a bit smaller than the six-foot giants who populate the Haus. Whiskey appears downright slender, like Bitty’s build but on a taller scale. His clothes are smart and tidy but with no fashion lean one way or another. Prep? Hipster? Indie? Post-punk? Who the hell knows? I aimed for a kind of 1950′s Latinx heartthrob/badboy here just to have a frame of reference at all. 

I’m also neck-deep in reading compelling theories that Whiskey could be transgender, which was undoubtedly on my mind as I drew him. Though whether that remains fanon or becomes canon, this is how I see him in my mind.

Curiouser and curiouser, said Alice.