wish there was a bigger version of that

how to embrace change
  1. clear your mind: go on a walk or straight to your bedroom. try to rid your mind of thoughts and voices that shout in your head, each begging for attention. when you feel calm and rational, think the situation over.
  2. give yourself a break: some time where you let yourself ( and others around you ) know that you’re dealing with some stuff and you choose to take care of yourself. longer showers, distracting movies & books and other little pleasures like cooking good meals could help you regain a position of balance. spa days can be your best friends. 
  3. realize what you can and can’t control: if there is anythiing you can do, do it. if there are some things you have no power over, quit blaming yourself for them. understand that you have nothing to do about it anymore and that everything will fall into place very soon. let go. 
  4. replace old habits that serve you no use: these habits hold you down and keep you glued to the self you were. but any big change is actually the opening to a new road. the first step is to detox your ritualic methods.
  5. view the bigger picture: look at the “ problem “ and ask yourself what doors does this open? if you lost a job you disliked then you have the opportunity to get your career on the correct path. if you lost a lover, you gained time for your projects, friends, and self growth
  6. take a new look at your wishes: are they the same? if not, adapt your goals to the new you
  7. accept yourself through the transformation process: don’t hate the you that you are in the middle of the transition. always keep your eyes on the self you want to achieve. that better version of yourself needed to be in all these bad and good situations to get there. 

That’s it! Watch my video  for tons of more info on the topic and my quirky personality obvs. Ly!

The Final Proof

*A lot of people have come up with this theory, but it’s so perfect I had to write it down.

They say you learn the most from your mistakes. Mine came as I was watching “Murder Most Foul” and Charming said this:

I hadn’t really been paying enough attention to realize that he was talking about the sleeping curse that the Evil Queen had placed on him and Snow, so my mind immediately went to: What other curse needs to be broken? Luckily for me there is another curse that needs to be broken. Many of you know this, but it’s the curse that is keeping everyone in Storybrooke.

What we don’t realize is which part of the curse is still active. It’s not the dark aspects of the Dark Curse - that was broken by Emma as was prophesied/dictated by Rumpelstiltskin. No, it’s the other part that the pesky imp created that is trapping everyone here still.

The Savior curse. Think about it. The only reason Emma Swan is the Savior is because Rumplestiltskin made it so. In theory, Emma was no longer supposed to be the Savior after she broke the Dark Curse. Everyone was supposed to go back to where they were from, but that didn’t happen. Which means what? That portion of the curse, that tiny little drop, is a curse all in itself, and it too needs to be broken. When it is, Emma’s fate as the Savior will be broken; she will live.

Now you ask: But Emma was given the Shears of Destiny or whatever to cut herself from her fate and no longer be the Savior and she didn’t take it!

Well, we know how Rumple’s curse works right? A pair of pretty scissors wouldn’t break this curse because only one person has that power: Emma herself.

We’ve come full circle. Once upon a time Adam and Eddy pitched the idea that the curse would take seven years to fully break. Now we’ve reached that point. Once Emma breaks the Savior curse, Rumple’s spell that he placed on her life will break. Her Hero’s Journey will be complete, and she will return to her life in the real world, where no one needs her to protect them.

(I’ll come back to this in a minute)

So we know what needs to happen. Here I take it a step further and answer:

How?

It turns out that we have that answer too:


Ah yes. True Love. Here’s where I know I’ll lose half of you because “Once Upon a Time is obsessed with Captain Swan. Why can’t you see that, you’re blinding yourself, stop perpetuating nonsense, wake up blah blah blah blah.”

Well, I’m going to counter that with: Why is Emma still the Savior then? If Once Upon a Captain Swan is genuinely the entire point of this show, why is Emma still fated to die?

Answer: You can’t break a curse where you’re the Savior of the fairytale characters with one of the said fairytale characters.

Here you respond again with: “Well, Smartypants, you call yourself a Swan Queen shipper, but you’ve just contradicted yourself. You think the Evil Queen can break the curse with Emma? She’s a fairytale character too!”

Well, reader, you are very clever indeed. But shall I provide you with my next exhibit:

While it was super fun to watch, Split Queen was not just done for the optics. It was a setup for endgame. The Evil Queen may be a fairytale character, but Mayor Regina Mills (like Emma and Henry) is a completely original creation of our world. Which means, like Emma, the daughter of Prince Charming and Snow White, she can live a completely normal life outside of the Enchanted Forest.

I was trying to figure out the purpose behind bringing Wish Robin Hood back, and this line really explains it:

The writers are priming us for a much bigger version of this concept. Robin is the first test of the portal system. Will it allow someone who isn’t supposed to be “real” stay in the “real world”? We know Storybrooke, by our standards, isn’t a real place, it’s a refuge for fairytale characters from many realms, so it makes sense that he passes the test in this case, but what about Regina? Will she, a person who isn’t supposed to be real, be allowed to live somewhere like Boston or New York if Storybrooke doesn’t exist. This first trial proves that yes, she will be able to because something about her is connected to our world (that thing is literally the writers themselves). They have Regina grapple with this issue- Why was wish Robin able to come here?- because she’s next, and she needs to know that she’ll be okay when she tries to stay in this world.

If Regina remains unconnected to the Evil Queen, she should be able to help Emma break the curse and remain in this reality. Will it really be True Love’s Kiss that frees Emma from the Savior Curse and sends everyone to where they belong?

I would hope.

I also hope that I’ll find $2000 on the street tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean it’ll happen.

But it’s certainly the most reasonable solution since literally every curse is broken with True Love’s Kiss…

Have you ever wondered why there’s never been a True Love’s Kiss with Emma & her parents or Emma with Hook? Perhaps part of that is because True Love’s Kiss can only work with people who are from the same reality. Since Regina had True Love’s Kiss with Henry, that means she’s a part of his reality. Part of her belongs in our world. Emma has never shared True Love’s Kiss with Hook because he isn’t a part of her reality. He’s still a fairytale character. They can get married, she can choose that life, but that means she will remain tied to her fate as the Savior. She will always be connected to the Fairytale world. She will eventually die for them.

But if somehow, Regina Mills is Emma’s true True Love; if two “real people” who were created in this world- Emma Swan the bail bonds person, and Regina Mills the Mayor- shared True Love’s Kiss (not saying they’ll make it gay like they should) then the entire curse could be broken.

I just don’t see any other way they could go with this. The show has always foreshadowed that Storybrooke isn’t supposed to last.

We know there’s going to be a “reset” for the show…


And we know that Regina is no longer connected to the Evil Queen. Everything is setting up for the fairytale characters to return to their world.


But what happens next?

A good story always comes full circle, but the hero returns home with more knowledge and is in a better place. Odysseus goes on a crazy journey with a bunch of messed up shit but eventually makes it back home. Dorothy wishes she could experience life over the rainbow, but when she does, she learns that there’s no place like home. Harry Potter steps onto Platform 9 ¾ for the first time alone, and in the last book he steps on with a family. So if in the Pilot we see Emma in her lonely Boston apartment, wishing on a star to no longer be alone, it only makes sense that the last time we see her, she’s in her Boston apartment but she isn’t alone- she has a family.

We know Henry will be a part of that family, but it’s safe to assume that Regina will be there too, because of this promise:

Unfortunately all magic comes with a price, and my prediction is that price will be that everyone forgets that any of this ever happened.

I’m grounding this theory in the fact that the last time there was a reset, that happened to half of the parties involved: Emma and Henry 

In that scenario, the Dark Curse was destroyed. The Dark Curse’s purpose was to create Storybrooke, so once it was gone, Emma and Henry forgot that Storybrooke ever existed… But everyone in the Enchanted Forest still remembered Emma and Henry because the Savior Curse still existed- they all remembered the Savior. They were able to go back and get her and recreate the bridge between our worlds because Emma was still the Savior. Once the Savior Curse is gone, everything will be wiped out. Everyone will forget that the Savior existed, and why she existed. All the fairytale characters will return to their world where their stories will play out, and all the characters from our world will begin to lead a normal life.

That life for Emma and Regina could very well be together. It’s not guaranteed, but it would certainly explain why the writers have made an effort to keep Emma and Regina apart in Storybrooke while maintaining a certain amount of tension between them- because their story isn’t meant to play out in Storybrooke. It would also explain why it’s not a topic of conversation for any of the writers or actors- it’s a major plot point,  and talking about it would be a spoiler. Lastly, Adam Horowitz said himself that they weren’t queerbaiting:

If they’re planning on having Regina be a part of Emma’s new life free from the Savior curse, then technically this isn’t a lie.

But could they make it so that Emma and Regina’s relationship is merely as platonic co-parents in the real world? Of course. But at the end of the day we would still be right: Swan Queen would still technically be endgame, and it’s still a hell of a lot better than Captain Swan.

Shokugeki no Souma Season 3 Episode 1: Momo Akanegakubo’s Cake

Well, I’m back, it’s been like years since I did a last post. Let’s see how this goes.

Side note, yet important note:  My heart goes out to all the victims in Las Vegas. It’s crazy and a real tragedy. I have a friend who was in Mandalay Bay when it happened and she heard all the gunshots.  I seriously have no idea what drives a person to desire to take another’s life…I encourage you to donate in any way you can whether it be financially or finding a way to make a blood donation. Thank you.

We’re back for another season and I’m super HYPE! I have some free time now and have mostly recovered from a hernia surgery so I can cook and bake things again!
This episode did a quick glance at 4th seat’s cake. Momo Akanegakubo is part of the Elite Ten and the best patissiere in all of the Academy. Damn I wish I had her skills. 

Disclaimer: I started the process before I watched the OVA that reveals the inside of the cake and some of the flavors. I just used what I had on hand at home. Also the inside is not pretty, I have warned you.

I also made two versions, One that was smaller and one that I tried to make larger and with more height. I ONLY had those two and I dropped the bigger one so I tried to re-glaze it but it got all messed up so I took a picture of the only decent side :P

version 1: smaller and the caramel was wack so I had to redo it.

version 2: a little more height. but yeah I couldn’t get the color to match the anime (nor a maple leaf garnish, maybe it just fell off a tree who knows?) but tis’ still a pretty color no? I mean I guess it’s close to the anime?

The DISASTER inside, oh well. at least I tried…it’s supposed to be strawberry mousse, rosemary crumble, yuzu curd and brown butter cake.

Thank you for your support and staying followed to me despite me not posting at all! I will most likely be working on random episodes as I see fit and plausible.

The next flurry of pictures is the process. so you can stop here really if you’re not interested. I do have a couple more pictures of the finished dessert at the end of it with a little extra treat on the plate. Feel free to read more!

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Scenario - “Hitting A Sweet Spot While Massaging You”

Scenario: It finally seems to be getting to the point where you feel free                       and comfortable enough to ask if he can rub your body. You                       wouldn’t have really said anything, but you’re barely walking,                     he’s just sitting there and your back is screaming for some of                     that special pressure. And it gets it. And you make a noise.  
                  And he freaks out in more ways than one ~
                  No way of escaping the weird feelings in this scenario, my                         apologies. 😂😂



Jaebum :

First Reaction : Holy– am I doing this too hard. .?

He’d immediately pull his knuckles up from the tense plank of muscle but wouldn’t stop the motions. The only sensation that would be the aftertaste of your brief ecstasy? Butterfly tickles smoothing around the pool of your hip bone as he processes the sound you’ve just sung into the air.

* Not in control of my fingers anymore but still has no shame in saying this *

Second Reaction : Is there anywhere else that hurts, Y/N? I’ll be happy to
                                check it all out for my baby…. girl….

I can’t. I literally can’t. Your limbs aren’t about to fall off from what he can see and he’ll have to take that sweater off from you sometime so why not now? Why not just give your whole body a massage while its happening. Best part, it’s for free. At least until he see’s you can stand on your toes– and now see you pinned underneath his arms.  Yeah, Daddy, why don’t you?


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Commission Info

Hey guys! I finally managed to make some time for art, so I’m opening up commissions :)
Here’s some basic stuff you should know:

Process:

  • I will be doing one painting or two sketch commissions per week (Each painting commission should take about 1-2 weeks to do - sketches usually take less time - counting from the day I start working on it.)
  • The rest will be put on a waiting list. When I get to your piece in the list, you will be notified.
  • You will receive a rough sketch and (if you order a colored sketch or a painting) a flat colored version before the final version to ensure that the piece is going in the direction you want. You can of course request as many WIPs as you wish!
  • I will send you the finished drawing via e-mail, in whatever format you prefer (JPEG, PNG, etc.). The resolution of each piece is 300ppi or bigger.

How you can order:

Send me an e-mail with the following information:

  • Type of commission (sketch - bust, painting with lineart - half body, etc.)
  • A character of your choice (can be from any fandom, canon or OC)
  • Visual reference (in case of OCs, or if you want a specific pose.)
  • Your PayPal e-mail
  • Social media (where you want to post the commissioned piece, or where I can contact you)
  • Whether you want to post the drawing or you want me to post it and tag you, or you don’t want it posted at all - that’s fine too.
  • I will let you know when I’m ready to begin working on your commission. I will start immediately after the price is paid.

Payment:

  • I accept payments via PayPal (prices are in USD but I accept HUF as well.)
  • The full price should be paid upfront.

Please note that:

  • I reserve the right to refuse any commission.
  • Changes requested in the final stage of painting may result in additional fees.
  • If you are going to post your commissioned piece online, you must credit me as the artist.

Feel free to contact me at bbsketchess@gmail.com! And finally, check out my art tag to see my previous works.

Thanks for reading! I would also appreciate a signal boost c:

Lady A

Dean Ambrose/OC. For Anon: You’re a new diva and all through NXT people refer to you as the female Ambrose, due to your attitude, wrestling style and even your attire to some point. They keep going on about how you’d be a perfect couple and you secretly kinda like it, cause you have a crush on him but have never met him. You accidentally walk into his dressing room one day after getting lost in the arena and he tells you how he’s heard about you being the female him and…smut

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It’s nice to have the Kaminaga’s episode in the Kaminaga’s month!

This allows us to enjoy even more Miwa Shiro’s art for Kaminaga’s episode… Kaminaga is not creepy here, just rather cool!

Translation courtesy of Google translate:

これが結城中佐の書いたシナリオだった。 #jga

This was the scenario written by Colonel Yuuki. #jga

Meanwhile Nito Subaru is retwitting the old draws he made when Joker Game was being aired for the first time…

Also some new pictures of scenes for the Joker Game Stage Project were released.

(Miyoshi is again at the center of the picture. I keep on being sure his role in the JGS is bigger than in the original version)

Anyway I wish I could see it! T_T (and possibly understand what they’re seeing)

Who can go see it should be so lucky…

Also, for those who purchased or reserved anime OP, ED, drama CD, DVD, Blu-ray at the “Joker Game” stage venue on May 4 th (Thu) - 7 th (Sun), as a reservation privilege you will receive a postcard as a gift. You can choose between two types of patterns: regular version and animal version.

They cut out Gamo though… poor Gamo… only Anime D Agency member were allowed in…

…but well, the guys are placed like in the promo pic of the stage…

So they’re sort of the chibi version and chibi animal version of the stage picture…

Last but not least:

At “Nippon Anime 100” broadcast on NHK BS premium they had decided for a selected broadcast of “Joker Game”, which was chosen among 10,000 works by fan voting.

so they will broadcast Ep 1, 2 & 5, on May 6 (Saturday) [Kaminaga’s episode apparently rocks this month guys!]

An interview by Nomura Kazuya (JG anime director) is also scheduled to be broadcasted.

Ah, I hope we’ll manage to learn what he’ll says because his previous interview was very interesting!

curvesandcats  asked:

Do you have any tips for people starting a running regime when overweight?

Hey - I love this question. I wish I had asked it when I started running!

Some of these will apply to all new runners, but I will try to put emphasis on the challenges faced by bigger runners. 

  • Ease into it - My first recommendation for new runners is that they ease into. It is so easy to push yourself too hard and either burn out or get injured, this is especially true for anyone that is really out of shape, like I was. IMHO, the best program for new runners is Couch to 5k (C25K.) The version I used is C25K free by Zen Labs. It is a 8 week program that eases you into running by gradually increasing your runs from 30 second run intervals - to running a 5K non-stop. This gives both your body and your mind time to come to the realization that yes, you are a runner. 
  • Set your own pace - One huge mistake of believing the idea that if I was not running at least 6 mph, I wasn’t running. This caused me to push myself too hard and get injured. Don’t set a speed target for yourself. Use your Heart rate and how you feel to tell you how hard to run. If you are breathing hard and sweating, you are running and don’t let anyone else try to convince you otherwise.
  • Get some good shoes - If you can swing it, investing in good running shoes will pay off in easier miles and fewer injuries. My advice to new runners is forget brand loyalty avoid big box shoe stores completely. You are much better off going to a dedicated running store and getting fitted for shoes. Bring your old shoes with you so they can look at the wear patterns. They will also measure both feet (did you know your feet are probably different sizes?)  They will have you walk and perhaps run in your new shoes so they can watch your gait. This is a very good investment. After you have done this once - and know your size and any adjustments you need - you can buys shoes on-line but I recommend you go to the store for your first time. 
  • Get some more good shoes - OK… the sad news is, these expensive running shoes are going to wear out in 300 - 500 miles (give or take.) This is true for everyone, but big folks have to deal with it even sooner. One trick you can do is try to get 2 pairs on sale and alternate them. You are more likely to get 500 miles out of shoes that are rotated. 
  • Keep track - find a way to track your running. There are lots of great free apps out there. I happen to use Samsung Health, Garmin Connect and Runtastic. Using one of these kinds of apps will help you track your progress. It is so cool to see yourself getting stronger. It’s one of the things that motivates me. 
  • Be Proud - One thing many big runners struggle with is body image issues. (I sure do.) I remember writing several posts a few years ago about how much I dreaded running outside. Now I LOVE it - and prefer it to the dreadmill. :p I know this is easier said than done - but every time I feel bad - I remember that I am doing so much better than anyone else that is sitting in their car or on the couch is doing… 
  • Be confident - at least 50% of running is believing in yourself. I 100% believe that if you think you can do it - or you think you can’t… you are probably right. 

Those are the big hurdles I faced. Here are some old posts I made that might be helpful. 

  • Here are all my C25K posts from my first run at it several years ago. 
  • Here was a very tough day of C25K and how I got past it. 
  • Here is when I finished C25K and the tips I shared then. 
  • More C25K tips, written a year later. 
Remus Lupin X Male!Reader - i’ll never go.

Young!Remus Lupin X Male!Reader
warnings: slight sexual themes
he/him pronouns used for reader
*set during 6th year marauders era
**and for the sake of the story, the reader is a gryffindor as well
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requested by a sweet anon on tumblr

- it is not as fluffy as i wanted it to be in the beginning, but i hope you like it!!
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As the first pained howl racked through the Shrieking Shack, you instantly turned towards the noise.

“You’re… a werewolf,” You whispered as you saw your sweet and mischievous Remus go through the pain of his transformations. You always expected something to be up with the male you were proud to call your boyfriend, but this… this was not what you expected. 

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i wish that goddess wasn’t an -ess

hostess, stewardess, actress, ess ess ess

fuck that. fuck this language. we are bigger than a modified version of men.

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I got a notification today informing me that TES: Legends is now available on mobile devices. So far the app has run quite smoothly, and the interface seems pretty close to the PC version. The game board is a bit small to my liking - a couple of times I had some trouble picking the cards I wanted, especially when I had full hand (I imagine this could be nice on tablet or any other device with slightly bigger screen, though). Still, it works reasonably well and hopefully the mobile version will be tweaked further to make it more convenient to use. Definitely something for me to play during bus rides and such. :)