worm run

personally, i don’t get all those people lusting after daenerys solely for her looks. i would be all about missandei. i’d walk in and bow to her and be like “my queen” and she’d be all “oh not me” and i’d be like “it should be *wink wink*” 

i’m sorry. i just love nathalie emmanuel okay.

Frequent Flier: Things to Consider Before, During, and After Traveling with Your SD

Remember, I’m a bit controversial and I am far more concerned with your happiness and safety as an SB, best friend, than I am with blindly agreeing to the “wisdom” of the bowl. You are free to accept or reject everything I am about to say and we will still be the best of friends. Ready? Let’s start this by saying congratulations! Not only do you have an SD you have one that doesn’t make empty promises and has not only said he wants to travel but has started talking about dates and destinations. Congrats, sis! But we have some things to consider before you go jet setting and making us jealous of the fabulous places you’ll go. It’s not a short list but I think we can make it through together. 

Before 

 Decide how much of your personal information is personal. 

There are SB’s that don’t tell their SD a single true thing about them. There are others that work for their SD and have given him all of the information he would need to be their legal employer. There are others that have given him only a first and last name. Maybe a birthday. How much you have decided to share with him is absolutely your business and your decision. If you trust him, or the legal system, enough to share that type of information, I’m not here to judge you. But if you haven’t made the decision yet and the man may or may not be buying plane tickets soon now is the time to decide. If he’s great for money but not so much at inspiring your confidence and trust, maybe keep your name to yourself. If you all have built a genuine connection over a long period of time and you wouldn’t hesitate to tell him anything, go for it. If you have so much of his personal information (up to and including his credit card information) that his knowing your legal name wouldn’t stop you from crushing him if he crossed you then baby go right ahead and tell him. However, if you don’t want him anywhere near the name your mama and the government use for you…

 Decide if you’re getting a DBA or going to have a chat with him about transferring you the money 

Transferring it is the easiest. Or he can hand you a credit card and walk away while you fire up your laptop and buy the tickets yourself just sending his along when you’re done. If he’s nervous about transferring the money, have him buy you an airline gift card for the amount of the flight. If he fusses and whines about doing anything that doesn’t involve him holding your state issued ID in his hands despite the fact that you’ve told him you’re uncomfortable…well…I don’t have to tell you to leave him do I? 

 Decide if you’ll share a room

 There’s no right or wrong answer to this. Shocking I know. Especially since the general consensus in the bowl is that you should always have your own room. But different strokes for different folks. If you still have concerns for your safety around this man and that’s why you want a different room might I suggest not traveling with him just yet? If you want a different room because you want it and he can afford it then rock the fuck on sis and get your separate room. Just tell him that you want each of you to enjoy the trip and part of enjoying it is making sure you each have your space to decompress. It doesn’t mean you won’t be in his room until three am eating gummy worms and watching re-runs of Martin. It just means that if you need to be alone, you can be. Speaking of being alone… 

Decide how much (if any) time you’ll need away from him and what you’ll do during that time 

If you are an introvert like me, you need time away from everyone. The idea of spending all of your time around people, no matter how much you love them, makes you want to dive under your bed never to reappear. Don’t pretend like that isn’t who you are! Don’t think that it’ll be okay just this once. It won’t. You’ll be miserable. Your misery will make him miserable. You will both have a horrible vacation that may ruin the relationship you’re trying to build with him and his wallet. Be honest with yourself. I spent two hours away from my gift daddy when we went on vacation. It happened in the morning. I worked out and I called my mother. He knew it ahead of time. He didn’t resent the time I spent away from him. In fact, he asked me every day over breakfast how that time had gone. He even asked if I needed more time. That’s why I beg you, if you need time apart know how you’re going to spend that time. Do it for him, sure. He’s less likely to gripe about it if he knows before you even leave that that’s what you’ll be doing. But mainly do it for you. Because it’s nice to have something to look forward to. Because wasting your time doing nothing in particular and then realizing that it’s time to go be with him is annoying. Because plans are cool and we should all make more of them. 

 Decide on your money 

Are you getting paid to go on this trip? No right or wrong answer to this either. I didn’t get paid to travel per se. But I did spend several thousand dollars buying furniture immediately after and because of this trip. I did get an iPhone. I did spend far more money that I thought he would let me on clothes and art for my home. So while I didn’t get that envelope full of cash I did feel compensated for my time. If you are getting paid it is up to you to decide how much you want. If you’re taking off work, but don’t have vacation time, do you want enough to cover the money you won’t make? If you’re taking off, but do have vacation time, do you want enough to cover what you would have made if you stayed? Do you just want a stupid crazy shopping spree before during and after the trip? I do not care what you decide you want or how much. I just want you to decide and then open up your mouth and ask. If he asks why you need the amount you need or puts up any other kind of fight… 

 Decide how you’ll handle his objections 

Do this in advance too. It is perhaps one of the most important things you can do. Don’t wait until he asks to have an answer. Have it plotted out now so you can speak with confidence. What will be your answer if he asks why you need money? If perhaps missing money means you shouldn’t travel? If he asks why you need separate rooms or why you should spend time apart? If you can’t give him your legal name? I’m willing to help you answer these questions but only if you come to me with some answers of your own. I want to help. I don’t want to do your work for you. Sorry, girl. Still love you though. 

 Decide that at any time you can walk away from this trip and him 

Do not become so excited about traveling that you put yourself in danger or do things that don’t feel good to you or accept behavior from him that pushes you outside your comfort zone. Fuck him. You are in charge of your life and Vegas isnt’ going anywhere. If he can’t respect you enough to take you on your terms then someone else will. Chill out. Walk away.

 Decide who your safety buddy is 

Decide who you will check in with to make sure everything is okay. Decide when you will check in with them. Decide how often. Decide on what the plan is if you don’t check in. And make sure they have all of your flight and accommodation information. If you both have iPhones turn on your location. If not get the be safe app. Or WhatsApp which also allows you to share your location with others. My buddy was my mom cause she’s the coolest person ever and one of my best friends but if that isn’t the case with you find a friend or even someone on tumblr to check in with. If you have WhatsApp, I’ll be that person if you need someone else. 

 Decide when and where you’re going shopping and buy more than just clothes 

Sure you want to buy all of the clothes. And you should. But there’s also a few other things to consider. Like condoms. Mainly condoms. Don’t be the girl that has to hear that he forgot to pack them or forgot to buy them when you guys got off the plane and can’t you just not use them this one time? Nope. Have your own. Have some lube and some toys too if you really wanna blow his mind. Actually definitely have lube and toys to go along with those condoms (make sure the condoms can handle the lube you’re buying. Bonus points if you buy condoms at a sex shop. They can just answer your questions for you if you have any.). Be prepared for everything. Don’t leave anything in his hands. Your safety is your first priority not his. 

 During 

 Remember you’re working 

This man invited you on this trip because you are an accessory, a new toy, a shiny thing. You are there to enhance his experience. And I’m sure he didn’t tell you that. Men never do just tell the whole truth no matter how it makes us feel unless they’re a particular breed of asshole. But that’s why I’m here to tell it to you. This trip ain’t about you. You are there for him. You are there to make his day better. You are there for his entertainment and amusement. Want to complain that you’re bored, or not having fun, or want to go home and it isn’t because you are having some type of bodily issue that needs to be addressed immediately? Text a friend. When he’s there, you’re on. Be yourself of course. Please don’t try to pretend to be someone else. It’s exhausting. But don’t ever forget that you’re at work. He’s on vacation.

 Remember you’re human and take care of yourself 

I didn’t stop putting my hair in a satin cap because I was on vacation. I didn’t decide to completely fuck up my skin by sleeping in my make up. I didn’t stop taking Lush baths. I didn’t stop working out. I didn’t stop reading. Don’t stop doing the things you need to do to feel happy and at peace with yourself. Please. You’re doing he and yourself a disservice if you do. If you’ve talked to him enough about who you are, he knows some of your little habits and quirks. He won’t be shocked. And if he is oh well. But in most cases, men love feeling like they’re getting the “real us”. He’ll love that you look the way you do when he isn’t around because as sexy as the Siren is sometimes we like knowing there’s something behind her. Bonus points if you only let him see that side of you when you travel somewhere. He’ll begin to associate exotic locales with the “real” you. Wouldn’t that be fun? 

 Remember to talk/text your safety buddy 

Because what’s the point of having them if you don’t use them. Remember to keep your return ticket on you at all times Do we hope them man you’ve traveled with isn’t a monster? Yes. Should we make sure that if you need to get the fuck out of dodge the airline ticket that you need isn’t stuck in a hotel room that you can’t get access to because it isn’t in your name? At all times girl. Have that ticket and enough money to transfer a flight or stay in a hotel or do both. Take care of you. 

 Remember to have him take a million pictures of you 

Okay, if you’re going to use the internet to find your SD (at least use Tinder or some other vanilla app) having pictures of you in fun places doing fun things are excellent for advertising and you don’t have to pay a dime for them. Get your picture taken in those clothes you made him buy! Remember to spend time in places that align with your goals I made my gift daddy take me to museums and stare at art with me while I prattled away about why it mattered and how it gave me ideas for my own business. I dragged him through art fairs. Before we left he took me to a book store and asked if there were books he could get me that would be helpful. 

Remember you’re at work and part of that work is bringing him into your world. 

Even on vacation, you’re a bitch with goals. Don’t let him forget it. Remember to have fun It’s work. But it’s work you chose with a man you, hopefully, don’t hate completely. When there’s a moment for you to have fun, have it! Have all of it! Have so much that you know you’ll never forget it. We get to live the type of life that girls dream about it. We should live it up, appreciate it, when we can especially since we worked so hard to get here. 

 After 

 There’s only one thing I need to say here but it is important. If you can travel with a man for one day or one hundred and he has a great time, he will feel differently about you. He will feel connected and bonded to you. He will feel like he shares an emotional tie with you that he can’t share with anyone else. And what do we know? We know that people like to give their money to people they trust, people they like, people they feel they have a connection with. When you come home, if y’all had a great time, don’t let him forget you had a great time. When he wants to talk about the trip you had, the crazy amazing things you did with those sex toys and lube, the places you took him, talk it up! It was the best time of your life too girl and made you feel so connected. Then bring up those goals you wanted or that gift you were interested in (with some tact please) but if y’all had as good a time as you say you did he’ll bring it up on his own. My GD offered to buy me furniture for my place and we were barely off the plane. 

What do you think, sis? Any of this make sense? Any of it make you want to pop me because it’s so outlandish? Message me or tell me in the comments. And if you have any questions I can answer for you privately or on anon send them over. I’m clearing out my inbox over the weekend. Love your black ass, girl. Happy sugaring

anonymous asked:

Yes mom please tell us your favourite Canadian David Headcanons Like I, the mere European, have no clue about Canada at all but I'd gladly embrace all of your Headcanons 😄😄

oh boy okay you asked for it pal

(for the record: you may consider all of this as canon to Run Away Home, and I will tag it as such, but you may also adopt these for your own use if you wish! lmk though, I’d love to know which ones y’all like!)

  • in RAH I’ve been headcanoning David as coming from Hamilton for simplicity’s sake - it’s where I live. let’s go deeper: when I was six my town and in fact the whole county of Flamborough was amalgamated into the city of Hamilton. much of Flamborough remains relatively rural. so:
    • David’s mom lives in a nice suburb somewhere and he grew up there on the edge between urban and rural areas, knowing people from both (okay so this is just my life shut up)
    • His grandmother and grandfather, though, owned a small farm out in the more rural area and he spent a lot of time there as a kid, especially in the summers.
    • he went to college at Mohawk and got an apartment in the city… this is truly just my RAH-specific background but here we are so why not share
    • He loves Hamilton’s art community and its nature and parks and many many waterfalls
  • He LOVES to go camping wherever he can, with a special fondness for Banff and Algonquin
  • like 80% of us, he got his first job at Tim Hortons. Unlike 80% of us, he did not utterly hate it and can even still eat the food.
  • he grew up watching a lot of American TV/consuming American media, like the rest of us, but he also loved the fundamental Canadian stuff - Fred Penner’s Place and Crazy Quilt and Mr. Dressup and Big Comfy Couch were all major childhood staples alongside things like Mr. Rogers. Like all of us, he cried when Mr. Dressup passed away and still has weird random memories of Nanalan’ that he doesn’t think he could explain if he tried. He owned all of Fred Penner’s albums as a kid and will still buy new ones, and see him live any chance he gets, because Fred Penner is a national treasure. (He has tried teaching Fred Penner songs at camp, but for some reason the kids never seem to be into it.)
    • when he outgrew little-kids’ TV he still watched a lot of Teletoon and Family Channel stuff. He’s seen all of 6Teen.
  • his coffee order is a double double (two creams, two sugars).
  • he unironically dresses like a Canadian pretty often - flannels and the good ol’ Canadian tuxedo (denim jacket worn with jeans) are totally normal to his wardrobe.
  • he learned to drive a tractor before a car.
  • Gwen is surprised and delighted when he tells her he’s been drinking since he was nineteen, and then she’s disappointed when he points out that’s legal drinking age in Ontario.
    • he normally drinks ciders (not especially Canadian but just my hc lol), but he does like a good Caesar or Canadian whiskey (he just calls it rye).
    • also: he learned how to open two capped bottles with each other’s necks (no bottle opener) at a bush party once. he likes that this information shocks Gwen and decides not to tell her that he ended up there because he absolutely misunderstood what a ‘bush party’ entailed.
    • (admittedly all of these drinking headcanons come out of a fic I started and haven’t gotten around to finishing. idk when I will so I’ll go ahead and share here)
  • he doesn’t love winter but it takes at least 40 cm (~16 in) of snow and/or a windchill of -30°C (-22°F) or lower to stop him from going about his day.
  • as I noted in that other post, he loves Letterkenny because it’s just so damn accurate - he’s known so many people like the characters in the show! It’s definitely cruder than he’d like and he’d die of embarrassment if the campers or someone found out how much he loves it, but it’s just so funny. (what he doesn’t realise is that no one at Camp Campbell would be able to make full sense of the show.)
  • He’s read all of the Anne of Green Gables books and grew up watching the cartoon often. He still gets emotional when he thinks too much about Anne and Gilbert.
  • Canadian music, MY DUDES. He loves the Barenaked Ladies, Great Big Sea and anything involving Alan Doyle, the Arkells (he’s from Hamilton, it’s basically required), Lights, Alanis Morissette, The Tragically Hip, I could go on….
    • like literally the rest of the country, he watched the televised final concert of the Hip - it was in August 2016, so he was still at camp and had to watch an online stream that wavered in quality, and then he watched a recording again when he got back home - and cried his eyes out at the end.
  • He’s been to every province at least briefly, but never to the territories - they’re next on his travel list. Canada is huge and beautiful and he wants to see as much of it as he can!
  • he speaks pretty decent conversational French, but gets really nervous when he messes up or forgets a word, and the more nervous he is the worse he gets. it snowballs and often ends in him panicking.
  • he’s a very, very bad skater and absolutely useless at hockey. he’s okay at lacrosse and downhill skiing. he can handle cross-country skiing or snowshoeing pretty well, though!
    • and he spent every winter tobogganing down local hills. okay, he still spends every winter tobogganing down local hills, even after it was outlawed. no one pays attention to that law.
  • he LOVES maple syrup. and maple taffy. and maple cookies. and everything else maple. he and his mom have been tapping the trees on her property every year for as long as he can remember.
  • he wouldn’t tell you he cares much about sports, but if you insult the Leafs, the Blue Jays, the Argos, the Habs, or the Ti-Cats, he gets suddenly and irrationally defensive. he barely follows the games so he doesn’t even know why he gets so defensive.
    • (if pushed, Ti-Cats over Argos, and Leafs over Habs, even though being a Leafs fan is outrageously depressing.)
    • He would probably take a bullet for Wayne Gretzky. Again, he doesn’t know why. He just would.
  • On the note of Gretzky: you know the little cheers that kids add to the lyrics of ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’? After the line “you’ll go down in history,” many American kids add “like George Washington!” Like other Canadian kids, David says, “like Wayne Gretzky!”
  • He has been known to compulsively start singing “Don’t you put it in your mouth” when trying to stop campers from putting shit in their mouths.
    • He has also been known to remind kids to “stay alert, stay safe!
    • He also still wants a house hippo. Damn it. We all still want a house hippo…
    • in general he makes a lot of references to Canadian ads that we all remember vividly but no one outside of the country knows about. “MoooOOOM, Aidan cut me in HALF again!”
  • if presented with enough rocks he will just start building inukshuks. sometimes he does this at camp and the kids wonder what the fuck these weird rock structures are.
  • his wallet is still full of Canadian Tire money. they have points cards now. and yet he can still never get rid of the Canadian Tire money. it is eternal
  • he has a rim roller on his keychain. once Max asked what it was and David only sighed deeply. “another free coffee…” he said distantly
  • he, like most of us, has a very love-hate relationship with Toronto.
    • he calls it T.O. or T-dot, usually.
    • one time he was talking to an American who goes to Toronto sometimes for business, and they made a passing comment about Union Station. David’s eye began to twitch.
  • He learned to drop his ‘eh’s while in the states when he was still a camper, because other campers used to make jokes about it sometimes. they slide right back into his vocabulary the moment he gets home.
    • he still pronounces ‘roof’ in a way that strikes the kids as weird, and still uses Canadian spellings most of the time - colour instead of color, grey instead of gray, etc.
  • the boy loves ketchup chips. and all-dressed chips. and poutine. and back bacon. and aero bars, and kinder eggs, and actual smarties. I could go on.

I just scrolled up and saw how long this list has gotten so I… I will stop. but oh my god, I could go on forever, probably. Canadian David is good shit. I will be your Canadian David consultant if you want.

vortex chase

3-in-1 illusion gif !

illusion 1 : you may think there are some round particles in motion, but all of them are static, just growing up and down one at a time (mexican wave effect)

illusion 2 : you may think the first worm runs faster than the second one, and that they’re both accelerating, but they keep the same constant speed and distance in time and space all along (400m race bend effect)

illusion 3 : you may think there’s a third illusion but there’s not

cecily-light-worm  asked:

if you have time can you do this prompt - amusement park au, percabeth: we came to the amusement park with our separate group of friends, and our groups are odd in numbers. We ride the roller coaster and our friends are already all paired up so we have to sit together. :) Please and thank you.

“This is dumb,” Annabeth grumbled. “Why do I have to sit by myself?”

“You won’t be by yourself,” Hazel said comfortingly. “You’ll be sitting with a stranger.”

“Oh, great, thanks, Hazel.” Annabeth rolled her eyes. “Why do I have to be the one who sits with a stranger, then?” 

Piper draped an arm over Annabeth’s shoulders and pinched her cheek, saying, “Because I sat by myself on the last ride, and Hazel was the odd one out on the ride before that.”

Annabeth swatted her hand away and shrugged out from under her arm. “Hazel wasn’t the odd one out, she didn’t even go on that ride.”

“Which makes her the odd one out.”

Annabeth sighed. “Piper -”

“Come on, Annabeth.”

“Can’t we just wait for Rachel? Then we’ll have a group of four and no one will have to sit with a stranger.”

“Nope, Rachel said she didn’t want to do this one. The show she’s watching doesn’t finish for another twenty minutes, anyway. And if we wait that long then it totally throws out our afternoon schedule.”

Annabeth chewed her bottom lip. She didn’t say anything, but just rolled her eyes and stepped in to line. Hazel and Piper high-fived and stepped in behind her.

It wasn’t long before a group of guys joined the queue behind them. Piper nudged Annabeth with her elbow and muttered, “Hey, they’re an odd group too. Maybe one of them is the stranger you’ll get sat with.”

Annabeth rolled her eyes, wearing a mask of practiced disinterest. But when Piper snickered and turned away, she glanced out of the corner  of her eye at the group, sizing them up. They all looked to be about the same age as the girls, dressed casually in jeans and t-shirts. Not too bad looking. She was about to turn away when a complaint from the boy at the back of the group caught her attention.

“Why do I have to be the odd one out?”

She raised an eyebrow and turned her head slightly, trying not to be obvious about her spying. The group of guys shifted, and she finally got a good view of the one who’d spoken. He was taller than her, with messy dark hair and bright green eyes, a really quite impressive jaw line.

“Because you lost sudden death rock paper scissors, and them’s the rules,” a short boy with unruly curls answered.

“Leo, you literally made up the rules for sudden death rock paper scissors as we were playing,” a blonde boy with glasses pointed out.

“Yeah, thanks Jason!” the original boy said, punching the blonde’s arm lightly. “Those rules shouldn’t count.”

“But alas, they do, and Percy must ride by himself. Such a shame,” Leo said, smirking.

“I wish Grover was here,” Percy grumbled and folded his arms over his chest. 

Suddenly, Annabeth was very preoccupied with some mental calculations of how many people fit on one rollercoaster car at a time, and how many people were ahead of them in line.

When they reached the front, the attendant asked how many in their group. Piper answered, and then the attendant craned her neck to ask the group behind the same thing.

“Great, you’ll all be in this car then,” she confirmed, gesturing for them to go line up at their gates.

Annabeth stepped into a row, trying not to fidget as she waited for Percy to join her. Don’t say his name, she thought to herself, Don’t let him know you were eavesdropping like a creep.

“Hi,” he said, flashing her a friendly smile as he stepped in behind her.

“Hey,” she smiled back. 

“Your friends ditch you, too?” he teased.

She laughed. “Yeah, the losers. Something about having to take it in turns to ride alone. Terrible.”

Percy chuckled. “At least you didn’t have to undergo a round of sudden death rock paper scissors.”

She winced. “Oh, nasty.”

He seemed happy that she was playing along with his joke. Conversation paused when the coaster pulled in, but once they were buckled up her turned his head to face her.

“I’m Percy, by the way.”

“Annabeth.”

“Nice to meet you, Annabeth.”

“Nice to meet you, too, Percy.”

His expression turned serious, but his eyes were shining as he said, “Now, uh, I think it’s only fair to warn you. The real reason my friends didn’t want to sit with me is because I get scared on rollercoasters and try to hold their hands.”

Annabeth bit her bottom lip, contemplative. “I suppose you can hold my hand if you get scared.”

Percy grinned, and she grinned right back.

Oh, she owed Piper and Hazel big time for letting her get paired with him.

10

The enduring appeal of the staircase shot in film.

M | 1931 | dir. Fritz Lang
Europe ‘51 | 1952 | dir. Roberto Rossellini
Vertigo | 1958 | dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Black Orpheus | 1959 | dir. Marcel Camus
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage | 1970 | dir. Dario Argento
Run Lola Run | 1998 | dir. Tom Tykwer
The Matrix | 1999 | dir. The Wachowski Siblings
Hugo | 2011 | dir. Martin Scorsese
Frozen | 2013 | dir. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
The Great Beauty | 2013 | dir. Paolo Sorrentino

HakYona week. Prompt: First

Their first kid taking his first steps. I know it’s supposed to be all about Hak and Yona, but I started and then I couldn’t stop… so you get the whole HHB.

Self Challenge: textures. I’m going to go with a solid ‘meh’ on those. Good practice, though. Fun to do with pen. While I was inking this the song ‘Rocks and Trees’ by the Arrogant Worms kept running through my head. Which made me laugh. ;P

Also, Yona is wearing her ‘mom’ clothes. That is the only way I can explain the absolute frumpiness of her outfit. :D