word affinity

I am not an open book.

The hardness of my cover and the complexity of my contents were not designed for weak fingertips and feeble minds. I have been opened once or twice. My spine stroked by flimsy hands, held with a broken focus, my pages slightly skimmed through, only to be put down mid-sentence. I have yet be placed in the gentle care of a reader that doesn’t mind that my chapters are often cut short, my edges sharp and my pages loose; one with the intent to finish.

As I accept my place on the shelf, I no longer ache to be taken down, opened up and validated by the comfort of fleeting eyes. I have begun to find solace in my own story, comfort in between the lines and a curious fascination for the pages still blank. I no longer worry if my analogies are beautiful enough for Pulitzer Prizes and Nobel awards.

I only pray that one day, my sentences will leave traces of ink on the heart strong enough to comprehend them and I am no longer taken out of context.

I have always had an affinity for words but I did not know true love until I read my own.

Shit, I legit can’t believe it. I made it to 1k followers? What the fuck?!!!! God, it was barely two months ago when I was basically drinking my Vodka out of the bottle in celebration that I got 250 people to follow me. And now the number’s quadrupled and I’m in awe! Thank you all so much for putting up with me and my blog-everything-that-catches-my-fancy ass. You all rock and I love each and everyone of you. I do hope I keep putting out the same content that brought you to my blog and that in some way, you will always find something you like or can reblog or just want to save for a rainy day on said blog. Really, you all are awesome! Thank you.

I just want to give compliments to some of my favourite blogs (they are a lot and I tend to wax lyrical about people I like so you’ve been warned). I wish I could give personalized compliments to all my mutuals but as you would soon read I am a geek when it comes to people I like and I will be writing compliments into the New Year if I decided to compliment everyone. So not everyone’s gotten a personal compliment, but know I love you all.

It’s a long post so the compliments begin after the cut.

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if you’re ever upset please consider:

  • autistic zuko being really impressed w/ jet’s affinity for words and how great of a public speaker he is
  • jet helping firelord zuko write and rehearse his speeches 
  • jet being really intrigued by how expressive zuko is w/ his body language and how comforting his presence can be
  • modern au jet and zuko making a video of zuko’s hand stimming and zuko being shocked and f lustered at how popular it gets
  • zuko st i mmING WITH FIRE B ENDING
  • jet and zuko growing old together and making “ur getting old” jokes at each other every chance they get
  • and each time jet tries to prove zuko wrong by picking him up
  • both of them being sarcastic as hell
  • jet telling their friends that zuko doesn’t like unexpected physical affection and so they start asking each time they want to hug zuko
  • three words: trans boy zuko
  • honestly just remember that jetko is 100% canon  

Sir Lockie of Albrand & Lady Faye: The Stars That Fell Too Soon

Lady Faye began as a squire from House Albrand in the midst of the Nohrian Civil War, a bloody conflict between the last heirs to the Nohrian throne. The noble house was split in two, one siding with the abominable Lord Oswald, and the other siding with the young brothers King Hugo and Prince Garon. Faye was still young when she escorted Lady Katerina around Nohr, but she proved her mettle in the final battle as vanguard. She was made a knight and royal retainer to the royal family alongside her colleague Sir Zhara, who went on to serve Princess Diantha.

As retainer to the crown prince, Lady Faye served as Xander’s primary swordplay instructor once he decided to follow the path of the blade. Known for her raucous laughter that echoed in the halls of Krakenburg, the knight loved to tease the young prince but dispensed good advice, even though Xander didn’t always appreciate her words. Despite her great affinity with the fellow knights of the order, Lady Faye swore to never marry and was well known for spurning the advances of many men who wished for her hand in marriage.

Sir Lockie of Albrand, the son of Violeta of Albrand and Sir Gunther, was chosen to serve his cousin, the crown prince, from the very moment he was born. Xander regarded Lockie as one of his closest confidants, third only to Princess Diantha and Prince Marius. Quiet and thoughtful in his early days, Lockie made quick friends with the crown prince, and they often spent long nights together in the family libraries to read their favorite books together.

Lockie greatly admired the many warriors and knights in his family, but he simply could not stand blood so much that he fainted at the sight of it when he was young. His struggle had not gone unnoticed by his cousins and Lady Faye, who all helped him over come his fear. He later reaffirmed his position as Xander’s right hand and retainer when he won the family tournament in a display of honor and good restraint. Many likened Lockie to his father, Sir Gunter, and expected that he would follow the same noble path, but fate made it not so.

In the second wave of the Nohr-Hoshido conflict, a strategic error left the crown prince stranded without reinforcements against Hoshidan soldiers. Lady Faye and Sir Lockie fought with their lives to protect their crown prince and help him escape the overwhelming number of enemies. Distraught by the loss, Prince Xander relented in his assault on Hoshidan lands and agreed to an armistice with the High Prince of Hoshido. He grieved for two years afterwards and could not bring himself to hire new retainers until his siblings raised concerns about his health.

Today, a new pair of retainers walk beside the crown prince. But the memory of waking up on Lockie’s abandoned horse still burns in his memory. His fallen retainers were give a hero’s funeral, and their names are enshrined in the many plaques that line the Garden of Champions.

Well, this was a long-deserved bio.

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Eros - Bar AU Chapter 4

DISCLAIMER: THIS PIECE IS A MYSTIC MESSENGER AU.  IT IS HEAVILY INSPIRED BY THE AMERICAN SITCOM CHEERS, A SHOW CENTERED AROUND A BOSTON BAR CALLED CHEERS AND IT’S REGULARS.  EVEN THOUGH I HAVE TRIED TO KEEP AS MUCH OF CANON PERSONALITIES WITH ALL THE MYSTIC MESSENGER CHARACTERS JUST REMEMBER THAT IT IS AN AU AND A FEW THINGS MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN IN GAME OR YOUR HEADCANONS. THIS HAS BEEN FUN TO PLAN AND I HOPE YOU FIND A BIT OF JOY READING IT!  

PG13+ FOR SWEARIN’ AND BOOZIN’.


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When you’re feeling down and like things aren’t going your way, go to the place where you will be met with open arms. Things will always work out, even if it’s not the way you expect it to.

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UNTRANSLATABLE WORDS FOR THE AESTHETIC™ {PART 2 }

(Part 1 )

51) Shibusa (Japanese) - A principle of art, which preaches about subtle,unobtrusive beauty, and things being more beautiful when allowed to speak for themselves.

52) Isblink (Swedish) -A term for the luminous appearance of the horizon caused by reflection from ice.

53) Kachou fuugetsu (Japanese) - A proverb, that literally translates into “flower,bird,wind, moon”, and means to experience the beauties in nature and in doing so learn about yourself. Figuratively, 花鳥風月 means that the beauty of nature is a looking glass to one’s self.

54) Efterasrsfarver (Danish)- A term for the transition of the autumn foliage from green, to orange to russet.

55) Tzafrir (Hebrew) - A term for the light, gentle, and refreshing wind felt in the morning.

56) Mondsüchting (German) -A word denoting a person that is addicted to the night and especially looking at the moon.

57) Kaajhuab (Hmong)- A term for the first light that melts away the morning mist, and literally translates to “light fog”.

58) Dayadrsti (Hindi) - The term for compassionate eyes.

59) Raxeira (Galician)- A word for the lines drawn by sunlight on a surface as it filters through the window.

60) Donaldkacsázás (Hungarian)- A term, which literally translates to “Donald Duck-ing”, and refers to trouser-less wandering around the house (with only a shirt on).

61) Promaja (Serbia) - A word which describes the winds felt when standing between two opened windows.

62) Murr-ma (Wagiman)- A term for the act of searching for something with your feet whilst walking in water.

63) Dauwtrappen (Dutch) - A word that literally translates to “dew treading”, and depicts the act of walking barefoot in the morning grass and gathering spring flowers or cycling through nature at dawn, when the grass is still covered in morning dew.

64) Busenfreunde (German) - A word that literally translates to “bosom-friends”, and refers to friends that are so close to one another that they feel like they’re a part of each other’s chests.

65) Madrugada (Portuguese) - A term which describes the moment at dawn when the night greets the day.

66) Acaronar (Catalan) - A word for the motion of tenderly pulling one closer- to hold for affection, warmth,comfort ; to caress ; to protect ; to embrace.

67) Erlebnis (German) - A word that depicts an experience that one feels most deeply, and “lives through”, and is an extraordinarily memorable moment that transcends the label of life experience.

68) Meltemis (Turkish) - A term for a sea wind; the summer breeze that blows from the ocean.

69) Meriggiare (Italian) - A word that depicts the act of resting at noon, more likely in a shady spot outdoors.

70) Astre (French) - A word that means “celestial body“ or ”heavenly body”. Astre is a word of or relating to the astronomical objects. It can designate a star as much as it can refer to a planet, or the sun and the moon - pretty much anything that shines in the night sky.

72) Milozvučan (Serbian) - A word for having a sweet and gentle voice that pleases the ears.

73) Kopfkino (German) - A word that literally translates to “head cinema”, and s the act of playing out a scenario in your mind.

74)Binnenpretje (Dutch) - A word that describes the amusement felt when thinking of something funny, which often results in giggling or smiling, but cannot be shared with others.

75) Støvfnug (Danish)- A word for the dust flakes visible in rays of bright sunlight.

76) Mặc khách (Vietnamese) - A phrase which depicts a person who is in love with literature and appreciates its beauty.

77) Goya (Urdu) - A word that captures the momentary suspension of disbelief that occurs when fantasy is so realistic, that it seems to become reality, and is usually felt when a story is well told.

78) Kutitap (Filipino)- A word for the glittering,sparkling and scintillating flashes of tiny, numerous lights.

79) Sareureuk (Korean) - A term for describing the sound and motion of snowflakes slowly melting in warmer temp or under the morning sunlight.

80) Plimpplampplettere (Dutch)- A term that depicts the motion of skipping stones over the water.

81) Guānxi (Chinese) - A term for a personal relationship or connection based on mutual trust, loyalty and commitment by exchanging and returning favors so that all share the same benefit.

82) Augenblick (German) - A word that literally translates to “in the blink of an eye”, and refers to a decisive moment in time, that is momentously significant.

83) Kotyonek (Russian) - A term of endearment that translates to kitten.

84) Habseligkeiten (German) - A term for the few,paltry belongings that one finds special due to the sentimental attachment to them.

85) Löyly (Finnish) - A word for the steam created by pouring hot water on he hot stoned of a sauna stove.

86) Feullimorte (French) - A term for the colour of a dying leaf.

87) Stjerneklart (Norwegian)- A term depicting the the dark,quiet and clear sky where the night is only illuminated by stars.

88) Ruska (Finnish)- A word which describes the phenomenon of leaves turning various shades of red, yellow, purple and brown during the autumn season.

89) Duyên (Vietnamese) - A word describing predestined affinity: the force that determined whether two people become friends or more in the future.

90) Trouvaille (French) - A valuable discovery or a lucky find; something lovely discovered by chance.

91) Jijivisha (Hindi) - A word for the strong eternal desire to live and continue living.

92) Rastrophiliopustrocity (English) - A word for the spontaneous combustion of creative spark that is followed by action in order to manifest and bring this into existence.

93) Sankofa (Akan) - A word that translates to the phrase “to go back and fetch it”, referring to going back and reclaiming our past, in order to move onwards and glean insight into who we are today, and why.

94) Lakas ng loob ( Filipino) - A noun describing a person’s inner strength & the quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face struggle with courage and devoid of fear.

95) Herzschmerz (German) - A word for heartache.

96) Kaiho ( Finnish) - A word for hopeless longing & the yearning for something unattainable during involuntary solitude.

97) Kalverliefde (Dutch) - A word for the temporary affection and infatuation usually experienced by two young people in love.

98) Elmosolydoni (Hungarian) - A word describing the moment of slowly breaking out in a smile when being overcome with emotions.

99) Yutta-Hey ( Cherokee) - A phrase that translates to “it is a good day to die”, and is a battle cry of the Cherokee Indians just before charging into battle, but doesn’t reflect a wish to die but rather a contempt celebration of life at that moment.

100) Cacoethes Scribendi ( Latin) - A phrase denoting a insatiable mania for writing.


( credit to @word-stuck & Google)

Those who forgive out of love. Allah swt uses the word ‘affin’ not ‘ghafirin’. Ghaf is someone who forgives. ‘Aff’ is someone who forgives out of love. No exceptions - don’t say someone doesn’t deserve forgiveness because the actual meaning of ‘forgiving’ is giving it to someone who doesn’t deserve it. And always remember that you’re not doing it for their sake, you’re doing it for the sake of Allah swt.
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-Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan

i find it so awesome that someone elaborated on the concept of forgiveness being associated to LOVE. why don’t we make that correlation often? that forgiveness INDEED is the best way to show love. 

Icarus’ plight

Icarus has always had an affinity for words. They came to him easily, in poems, in prayers, in songs. Though he spoke softly, there was something electrifying about his voice, something intoxicating. The young mortal was never at a loss for words, not until now, when he needed them most.

In one moment he was soaring through a bright cerulean sky, throwing caution to the wind, so, so close to the arms of those he had come to love with an ardor that would set his world on fire.

The next moment he was falling, time seeming to slow around him. He tried to form a prayer to whatever god would listen, but the only thing he could think about was his faux wings scorching his bronze skin, tears streaming on his face, and the overwhelming pain in his chest that threatened to consume his entire being. Worse, he couldn’t think of a word for it.

Icarus reached out above the waves once more for his lost love, but only felt warm ocean water filling his lungs as he finally remembered the word he was looking for. He closed his eyes.

Heartbreak.

70sgroupiex  asked:

Moon in Gemini! The 3rd house 💕

Oh, hello there - I see you 💐🌝 This is SUCH A CUTE moon khskjdh. Restless heart, wide eyes, dynamic speech… I keep thinking of the color peacock blue… And so curious! Right? Quite probably some sort of gift for language - a definite affinity with words. Idk why this makes me think of Robert Plant emerging from a flock of parrots, but I guess it’s only fair since this moon is usually so imaginative.

Those posts with your favorite lyrics fit this placement so well, actually, that’s amazing.

Tell me your moon sign.

@gayslutsrp// marin & simon.

being heir to the seelie throne was something marin was quite proud of. his affinity for word games, manipulating not only shadow hunters but other down worlders as well made him quite the formidable adversary and a strong ally. the shadow hunters liked to believe that they had the seelie court under control but marin would never surrender his people’s loyalties that easily. he didn’t trust the shadow hunters, not a single one. however, there was one satellite in their orbit that the royal monarch had to have. the daywalker by the name of simon lewis.  “hello simon, the time has come.

flowercrownsandbooks  asked:

So hey! I found and read most of your Illya/Napoleon works on AO3, but it's really hard to find good ones. Have any recs that I could request?

I have to admit I don’t read nearly as many Napollya fics as I’d like and I’m definitely missing some fantastic stories here, but based purely on what I have read, here’s what I have to recommend.

First, anything by sospes and merle-p, manic-intent has also written some gorgeous fandom classics I recommend checking out.

A few individual recs:

1. and suddenly I was a lilac sky by thebrotherswinchester is my absolute fandom favourite out of all the Napollya fic I’ve read. Beautiful slow build with a scattering of all your favourite h/c and angsty moments.

2. loyalty unyielding by oxymoronic, gorgeously written and emotionally intense, an amazing us-against-them story where the pair, for all intents and purposes, elope after Rome.

3. all that you have wished for, i know will come your way by janine_tangerine, an incredibly sweet and heartwarming story where Napoleon spoils Illya and accidentally falls in love, there is so much thought and feeling woven into the narrative, and Napoleon sneakily treating Illya to all the wonderful things he deserves is just too cute for words.

4. future affinity by ceredin is a terrific piece of characterisation and h/c where Napoleon has to deal with a freezing Illya. It’s so incredibly down-to-earth and handles more vulnerable and interesting moments between the two absolutely wonderfully.

5. In That Sleep Of Death (What Dreams Will Come) by allthekingsmen, a heartbreaking Inception AU that is beautifully atmospheric and well-written.

6. Pressure Points by sospes, a heavy dose of h/c and angst that is emotionally intense and perfectly told

INFJ Confession #422

I have a curious affinity with words. Words are not just definitions, to me, but meanings which transcribe deep and heartfelt interpretations. I find myself to be incredibly irritated whenever someone uses words lightly or in a thoughtless way; just like I despise the fact that some see words as meaningless tools to form damaging messages. The same way, I don’t appreciate the fact that some use insulting images to define others, even if it’s “just laughing purpose”. For instance, everytime I hear someone say something/a character/a friend of theirs is shit, even though they mean it in a humorous way, it infuriates me - sometimes to an unhealthy degree. They say I take things too seriously, which might be the case; yet I can’t help but think that they are also way too careless in what they say. I don’t know if it’s an INFJ thing, but I would feel relieved to know I’m not the only one being that way in our community…

31 FEMALE RAPPERS WHO CHANGED HIP-HOP: ANGEL HAZE

In the brief time that Angel Haze has been in the rap game, she’s managed to turn heads. The rapper/singer, born in Detroit and raised in Brooklyn, has a fire in her that’s ignited admirable and stripped-down rhymes. Emotions guide Haze’s moves – whether fearless and rebellious (leaking her major label debut album without Universal’s consent) or “out of control” (beefing with Azealia Banks on Twitter). They make her real, which is especially appreciated in hip-hop.

Beginnings

“The way I live my life is that I like to challenge myself, to take on the things I’m not really good at. I’ve always had an affinity for words. I started writing poetry and I said ‘fuck it’ and started doing this (rapping). When I first started rapping I was terrible at it. I’m only now becoming bearable. [Laughs] It became cathartic. I would listen to Eminem and Kanye [West] and said, 'This is soul-baring music.’ You take an instrumental and you pour yourself on to it and it becomes a sigh of relief. It was really important, especially back then, because I was so angry.”

The Making And Impact Of Her “Cleaning Out My Closet” Remake

“There are a tons of things that I haven’t touched on publicly because I feel like if I can’t cope with them in private I definitely can’t cope with them in public. I can’t have someone listen to my deepest, darkest truths if I’m not ready to.”

“I told myself, 'Admit it.’ 'Cleaning Out My Closet’ was me wanting to let go. Being 19, [I was] still that angry little girl and wanting to scream all the time. Putting out 'Cleaning Out My Closet’ soothed me.  I can’t listen to that song, though. I’ve only performed it one time. I put it out, and won’t go back. I let it go and it transcended my own personal pain and helped other people.”

“It made me realize how universal music can be. It can touch thousands of people in thousands of different types of ways. I think life is philanthropy. If you’re not living life in a way that you’re helping people, I don’t know if you’re doing it the right way. That record made me realize I really wanted to do this.”

Reconnecting With Her Mother
“We’ve had a real rough two years. We went from not speaking at all to about a month ago, starting to reconnect. As a child, I’m still a child, you get real wrapped up in your anger and want to hate people forever. Listening to Eminem’s 'Headlights’ made me realize that I don’t want to be old and finally realize [that] my mom did everything she could to raise me. Even if she didn’t do it the right way, she tried. I said everything that I needed to say and if she’s interested in re-building a relationship with me, why not?”

“I can call my mom [now] and tell her that Sean Paul kissed me. [Laughs] We met in an elevator after a show we played. My friends left me on the elevator with him. He hugged me and he kissed me. It was completely accidental but I was so dead. I freaked out: 'Oh my God, Sean Paul just kissed me!’ If I can call my mom and tell her stupid shit like that then it’s fun for me.”

Women In Hip-Hop

“I think of Lauryn Hill as the woman of hip-hop. I think of her as a music figure because she’s transcended into pop, alternative and she’s all those things and hip-hop at one time. She has a massive following because she poured [out] her soul and did it in a way that was completely authentic to her. I think that’s what makes women in hip-hop so special. You have to be genre-defying.”

“Missy Elliott is beyond rap. Queen Latifah and others have been relentless in their pursuit regardless of  whatever way they were conveyed. Nicki Minaj came out of the gates baring parts of her soul and being one of the most relentless woman in hip-hop. She’s on everyone’s songs, killing everyone from Jay Z to Kanye and she’s still going. It’s admirable.”

“You don’t know how high the ceiling is until someone hits it and [Nicki Minaj] shows us how high you can go.”


Beefing With Azealia Banks

“To be honest, for me it wasn’t an amazing display of character. It was very emotional because it was with someone I knew outside of work. It wasn’t like it was us saying, 'I’m a better rapper than you.’ It wasn’t an actual battle but more, 'Why are you being fake?’ Then it was a lack of control of emotions. It wasn’t okay.  I apologized to her personally. I got a bit out of control. You have a problem with someone and you can’t resolve [it], then you have to take the high road. I didn’t. I was a bitch and I regret that. I don’t let people take me out of my element.”

Competition Amongst Female Rappers

“There’s no competitiveness between women rappers now, though people say there is, because we all do this differently. We’re all in different lanes. But the male ego is easily damaged by that. If they can only focus on one woman, they will.”

“My old managers would tell me, 'You need to do something better than Nicki Minaj.’ I would say, 'You need to go fall on your dick because I’m doing what I do and that’s it.’ I have a warped perception because I don’t believe in putting women against each other.”

Sexuality In Hip-Hop

“I think it’s very weird how obsessed people have become with sexuality within the past years. People used to shy away from that but over the past few years, especially now with gay marriages, it’s something that people have started focusing on more and intimately so. In the grand scheme, it’s like saying your favorite color is red. It shouldn’t be the main focus of who a person is.”

Advice To One’s Younger Self

“[I’d say,] 'Bitch, get it together.’ I can’t say I regret coming out the gates projectile-vomiting my demons everywhere but I would have been a lot more cautious as to how quickly I shared myself. Some people are afraid to approach me or think that I’m a bitch because of what I’ve shared. There’s this perception of me that I don’t live up to in person. You put your feelings out there and people think that’s who you are, not who you were.”

“I’ve been doing this for two years and I’ve been letting go. I’ve been getting lighter and I think a part of artistry is evolution. I think the ultimate goal is to be happy.”

What’s Next?

“Seeing how my release went with 'Dirty Gold,’ I feel like I should spend the rest of this year making [that] album one of the best things about me. It’s one of my first albums. It’s one I put all my work into and I want the world to hear it.”

“I’m going to take some time off at the end of the year, a month or so, and move away to write. I’ll go back in with Markus [Dravs] and do what we do.”

“I’m going to start writing the next album soon. I’ve just been cultivating a sound. I want to do all live instruments this time and move further with the singing. I’ve been taking vocal lessons. To hone in on my craft, I have to take a step forward sonically and vocally.”

anonymous asked:

not going to lie, I have a crush on the person who runs this blog *please be a gay guy my age*

ohhh, dear anon. swing and a miss, i’m afraid. BUT, do not lose hope! you seem like a sweet fella and i’m sure you’ll run into a nice dude that fits your criteria. have faith!!

Alex Dang has a new E-Book available for download! 

Alex Dang is a poet from Portland, Oregon. He has four things in common with Hamlet: words, words, word, and an affinity for stabbing curtains. You may know him from the viral video of him performing the poem What Kind Of Asian Are You

This is Alex Dang’s first chapbook, it includes the poems:
Broken Tongues
16
They Had Love Letters, We Have Sexting
And This Is How
Swim Lessons
Echoes
Critical Hit! (It’s Super Effective!)
What Kind Of Asian Are You?
Times I’ve Been Mistaken For A Girl
Selling Myself Short