Working on an assignment while simultaneously assembling a list of Books to Read in October to post tomorrow :D :D :D

christ-lives-in-us:

I’m really feeling like I’ve been under attack - I’m feeling alone and depressed lately about everything. I know that I am not alone and that people understand- but I can’t seem to let it sink in.

Prayers appreciated!

Coincidences are spiritual puns.

isfjmel-phleg said: Mike, Psmith, Phyllis, and Eve.

FOR THE WIN. 

Mike

  • 2-4 songs that are probably on their iPod
    Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park
    Riot - Three Days Grace
    Heart in a Cage - The Strokes
    Somebody Told Me - The Killers
    The Angry White Boy Polka because Psmith added it after looking askance at the rest of his songs and he forgot to delete it and now he’s a married man with children and cows and his own small business and it still comes up sometimes on Shuffle and Phyllis doesn’t know what he’s laughing about. 
  • the one place they sometimes end up falling asleep — where they’re not supposed to
    At his desk at school or on the job. 
  • the game they’d destroy everyone else at
    Wii Cricket is a thing that exists. 
  • the emoticon they’d use most often
    XD because how else are you supposed to react to Psmith. 
  • what they act like when they haven’t had enough sleep
    Really grouchy. 
  • their preferred hot beverage on really cold nights. or mornings. or whenever.
    Just regular tea with milk, no sugar. 
  • how they like to comfort/care for themselves when they’re in a slump
    He takes long walks. 
  • what they wanted to be when they grew up
    Cricketer. 
  • their favorite kind of weather
    Mid-to-late spring weather.
  • thoughts on their singing voice (decent? terrible? soprano? alto?)
    Incredibly decent bass-baritone. Charmingly unable to cope with high notes. Sadly, no one he hasn’t lived with gets to hear him, since he doesn’t ever sing unless he’s, like, rattling around the kitchen looking for something to eat late in the afternoon and he’s forgotten that you’re there. (or unless it’s a sports game and his entire team is singing for some reason but then his voice is usually lost in the general hubbub since it’s very average)
  • how/what they like to draw or doodle
    Like, cricket bats and trees and sheep. There are a lot of sheep in Shropshire. 

Psmith

  • 2-4 songs that are probably on their iPod
    Houdini - Foster the People
    Cemetry Gates - The Smiths (just because they can’t spell doesn’t mean he can’t appreciate their music)
    I’ve Got the World On a String - Frank Sinatra
    Royals - Lorde (if you think he wouldn’t unapologetically dig Lorde then I’m not sure we’re discussing the same character here)
  • the one place they sometimes end up falling asleep — where they’re not supposed to
    Literally everywhere. No surface is safe. The hilarious thing is, though, that it is always premeditated. At no time does he fall asleep by accident. It simply strikes him that now would be a good time for a nap, and he makes himself comfortable, and the next thing he knows people are yelling at him to get off the fire escape. Which he does with aplomb.
  • the game they’d destroy everyone else at
    Total chess whiz on top of everything else. But what would you expect.
  • the emoticon they’d use most often
    The emoji keyboard on his phone says it’s the top hat 🎩
  • what they act like when they haven’t had enough sleep
    Basically like himself but even more dramatic and intense. It’s hard to tell the difference if you don’t know him well but Mike knows immediately and is like “get to bed”. 
  • their preferred hot beverage on really cold nights. or mornings. or whenever.
    He does not like pumpkin spice lattes. He is not one of the sheep. He is not drinking one right now real quick before they’re out of season. No siree.
  • how they like to comfort/care for themselves when they’re in a slump
    It really depends on the occasion here, but going off on prolonged self-soothing sprees is actually one of his favorite things. All his tactics have one thing in common, however, which is venting. Lots of venting. 
  • what they wanted to be when they grew up
    As far as he was concerned, he was already grown-up. No, he just wanted to be himself. 
    He did go through that cricket phase when he was younger though.
  • their favorite kind of weather
    There is no weather to which he finds himself ill-suited. Pleasant sunlight for napping in? Brisk autumn breezes for adventuring in? Full-on operatic Sturm und Drang for stalking your boss in?Bring it on. 
  • thoughts on their singing voice (decent? terrible? soprano? alto?)
    Oddly workable tenor. 
  • how/what they like to draw or doodle
    Faces. Mainly in profile. And lots of words because his mind goes off on tangents and before he knows it he’s got a second manifesto in the margins of the manifesto he was writing previously, and it is glorious

Phyllis

  • 2-4 songs that are probably on their iPod
    She’s got the entire OSTs of The Little Mermaid and The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast still, don’t judge. Oh, and The Wizard of Oz. 
  • the one place they sometimes end up falling asleep — where they’re not supposed to
    In other people’s houses while visiting. And she looks so cute that nobody wakes her up.
  • the game they’d destroy everyone else at
    Probably a card game or something, like Spoons. It would be all the more frustrating being beaten by her because she’d feel so bad about having to do it.
  • the emoticon they’d use most often
    <33333 
  • what they act like when they haven’t had enough sleep
    Weepy and emotional, mainly. Sometimes snaps at Mike and then is horrified with herself and all apologetic later when he’s totally forgotten about it because being snapped at by Phyllis is like being chirped at by a beautiful little songbird and then he ends up being the one comforting her and telling her how totally all right she is.And then she falls asleep in his lap while they sit together on their one armchair because you can’t even answer questions about these two without writing fluff.
  • their preferred hot beverage on really cold nights. or mornings. or whenever.
    She really likes caramel lattes and they’re one of those things she misses when she marries Mike and suddenly finds herself living on a budget. But she can make do with just tea and sugar and Mike figures out how to do the swirly design-thing in it with milk because it makes her laugh. 
  • how they like to comfort/care for themselves when they’re in a slump
    Television, mostly. And watering her plants. She has a very limited concept of self-care. She’s mainly the type who’s cared for by others, but fortunately she’s very very good at unintentionally arousing sympathy in others so she very rarely goes uncared for. 
  • what they wanted to be when they grew up
    She was probably one of those kids who wanted to be multiple things at once, like a ballerina lawyer mommy who makes cartoons. 
  • their favorite kind of weather
    When it’s sunny and it rains just a little and everything is shimmery and there are rainbows. :D
  • thoughts on their singing voice (decent? terrible? soprano? alto?)
    Quite a lovely, if tremulous, soprano. 
  • how/what they like to draw or doodle
    Flowers and cats and she probably also went through that phase of dotting all her i’s with hearts when she was in primary school. 

Eve

  • 2-4 songs that are probably on their iPod
    Dog Days are Over - Florence + The Machine
    Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll - The Killers
    Tongue Tied - Grouplove
    Bunch of Taylor Swift and Avril Lavigne left over from her youth. 
  • the one place they sometimes end up falling asleep — where they’re not supposed to
    At the Blandings library, where she’s supposed to be organizing and shelving books. But it’s just such a nice quiet place to sleep on a summer afternoon (when Psmith isn’t around talking).
  • the game they’d destroy everyone else at
    She is like the Clue master. She always plays Miss Scarlet.
  • the emoticon they’d use most often
    :)
  • what they act like when they haven’t had enough sleep
    Incredibly sarcastic and high-flown. Psmith finds it very attractive.
  • their preferred hot beverage on really cold nights. or mornings. or whenever.
    Just any kind of tea or coffee, but the coffee cup is a must. She must have it so that she can look Busy and Fashionable at the same time. 
  • how they like to comfort/care for themselves when they’re in a slump
    Salads. Netflix queue a mile long.  
  • what they wanted to be when they grew up
    She’s wanted to be a librarian this whole time. A+ for following your dreams.
  • their favorite kind of weather
    Rain. For no particular reason. Nope, no special memories associated with downpours. 
  • thoughts on their singing voice (decent? terrible? soprano? alto?)
    A cheery alto. 
  • how/what they like to draw or doodle
    Flowers, but not those standard doodle-flowers with five petals and one leaf but really careful, elaborate flowers with their actual genus names written down under them in flowy script. The occasional woman’s hat. 

apiologies:

me like ‘haha yeah i can DEFINITELY write a five page paper in two hours!! time is a construct, deadlines have no meaning and also i’m dead inside’

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super cool character headcanons meme

vortisaurus:

send me a character and i’ll tell you:

  • 2-4 songs that are probably on their iPod
  • the one place they sometimes end up falling asleep — where they’re not supposed to
  • the game they’d destroy everyone else at
  • the emoticon they’d use most often
  • what they act like when they haven’t had enough sleep
  • their preferred hot beverage on really cold nights. or mornings. or whenever.
  • how they like to comfort/care for themselves when they’re in a slump
  • what they wanted to be when they grew up
  • their favorite kind of weather
  • thoughts on their singing voice (decent? terrible? soprano? alto?)
  • how/what they like to draw or doodle

5000letters:

I find it really strange that when you’re in a long distance friendship or relationship all you want to do is see that person and being around them is the biggest most wonderful deal but there are people who interact with them
all the time, on the street and in the classroom and in the shops and it always makes me jealous because you want to be with this person so much and for everyone else they’re nothing special but for you they’re everything special

If you cannot find Christ in the beggar at the church door, you will not find Him in the chalice.
  

oneboredjeu:

Dog Days Are Off

Shake It Off by Taylor Swift vs. Dog Days Are Over by Florence + The Machine.

Download here.

Shake Off the Dog Days

junkhee:

A sound soul dwells within a sound mind, and a sound body.

junkhee:

A sound soul dwells within a sound mind, and a sound body.

Oh man—

So back in the old days I used to love Neopetsright? And I’d probably still be playing if they hadn’t changed the entire interface of the site, making it complicated and unpleasant to browse, particularly for someone who remembers things as they were. (Could you take me back before they invented Neocash, please?)

Recently I started seeing Internet ads for Marapets, a site which I remembered from my youth as a low-grade knockoff of Neopets. I never had an account on there in my life, but I clicked over there and realized it was still a low-grade knockoff of Neopets—the old Neopets, before the upgrades happened.

So in a fit of nostalgia combined with a love of the cheap and weird, I made myself an account. 

—Umm. 

I’m fairly certain I’ve landed myself in the middle of a Creepypasta. 

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Okay, here’s the map. Pretty nice, huh? Just enough of a blatant rip-off of the old Neopets map to give you the warm fuzzies. You can see a Tyrannia, a Kreludor, a Faerieland, a Haunted Woods, even a … a … that place with the pirates. 

That giant rainbow even directs you to a place where you can change pet colors if you’ve got enough points!

Aww, look, there’s even a trailer park where the inhabitants wallow in poverty and insanity!

wait what.

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sunshineandsuperheroes replied to your post:The Seven Ravens and Beauty and the Beast :)

Well, that was lovely.

sunshineandsuperheroes replied to your post:snow white, beauty & the best, rumpelstiltskin, pinocchio

Okay, sorry, but YOUR ANSWERS TO THINGS ARE SO NICE TO READ.

ahhhhhhh! <3

anneslifeinchrist replied to your post:snow white, beauty & the best, rumpelstiltskin, pinocchio
You is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

<3 You is STUNNING, dearest Anne :D

bryxhearsxmusic replied to your post:snow white, beauty & the best, rumpelstiltskin, pinocchio
YOU ARE SO LOVELY A;LJKF

YOU TOO OH DEAR GOODNESS BRY <3 

chasingmyhat replied to your post:snow white, beauty & the best, rumpelstiltskin, pinocchio
Okay now I really really want to read As You Like It! what a fantastic description.

DO IT! Read the thing :D

isfjmel-phleg said: Beauty and the Beast, The Frog Prince, Pinocchio, The Star Money, Godfather Death, The Valiant Little Tailor, and The Princess and the Pea.

What makes a person beautiful in your eyes? Answered here.

What do you find disgusting? Willful lack of empathy. Refusal to recognize the struggles of others or to do anything to make things easier for them. 

What is your greatest wish? Oh, I get another one? :D Well, if world peace or the cure for depression is too much to ask for, may I have another bookshelf? 

What is your most prized possession? There’s a box in a corner with all my old diaries in it, which would be the first thing I dove to save if my house went aflame (and all of my family members already outside). 

What qualities do you think make a good parent? Intense amounts of empathy. A willingness to discuss the big issues. A love of learning. A certain amount of spontaneity, because one day you might go, “Hey, let’s have tea for no reason!” and you make everyone tea and think nothing of it, and that’s what they remember twelve years later, and they couldn’t care less about whatever you’d think would be important. 

Do you think of yourself as brave? In truth I think of myself as rather cowardly, but my hope is that if push came to shove I’d do the right thing, which is why God is so important to me because I’m well aware of my personal limitations and sooner or later something else has to lift me up.

Are you a squeamish person? Yes, but very unpredictably so. Literally no one can say what will gross me out unless they actually confront me with it. 

quaintrellelife said: Rumplestiltskin, Snow White, Puss in Boots, Sleeping Beauty, & Beauty and the Beast

What is the meaning of your url? Answered here.

Do you consider yourself pretty? Answered here.

Do you have a pet? Do you want one? I’m quite contented without one at the moment, but if someone were to throw a puppy at me I wouldn’t hesitate to take it. :D

How many hours do you sleep each night? I’ll take seven hours if I can get ‘em, but I am a big proponent of the afternoon nap. 

What makes a person beautiful in your eyes? Answered here.