The Avengers by Craig Davison!
People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter
This is 1000% more motivating than every preachy “real writers write every day” post on all of Tumblr.
THE RESTING BITCH FACE IS BACK!
This looks like Renner is really trying to discourage Evans from some craziness
- “I really don’t think you need a pet honey badger”
- “I don’t think a motorcycle was built to jump a bus”
- ” I don’t think you should see how many marshmallows you can stuff in your mouth”
- “Trust me, it’s gonna chafe”
Escape from the Spirit World: Avatar Yangchen (x)
#so many people still do not get this#the avatar is SUPPOSED to have attachments; the avatar MUST love others#and people talk about how aang ~never makes sacrifices~ but he loses SO MUCH#he sacrifices SO MUCH#he can never completely follow the spiritual teachings and guidance of his people. he cannot attain enlightenment#and he gains so much but he still loses that aspect of his culture and he’s THE LAST PERSON IN HIS CULTURE FOR SO LONG#and the show does talk about this. aang gives up power and he gives up total spiritual harmony#he chooses to love katara. he chooses to go to his friends and protect them.#zuko and aang’s storylines are deliberately designed as foils#zuko’s emotional quest is to find himself. aang’s emotional quest is to accept himself#zuko gives up physical trappings and physical power to gain spiritual strength and peace#while aang gives up spiritual power and enlightenment to gain the strength of attachments to other people#a sacrifice is still a sacrifice even if you gain other things#SORRY THAT IS A WEIRD TANGENT ANYWAY OK
Old Hollywood Avengers
(because Tony throwing Gatsby-like parties is perfect)
Adventures in Nail Art: The Lacquer Legion Fandom Theme
If you have been subjected to my nail art at all, then chances are good you’ve seen something fannish already. This month The Lacquer Legion had a fandom theme, and I couldn’t resist joining in. Actually, there were very nearly more manicures on this post. The Jem & the Holograms manicure had a truly outrageous demise, and the Hoth manicure just wasn’t cool enough. *rimshot*
TARDIS in Spaaaaace!
These began life as your basic galaxy nails. They were so pretty and celestial that I almost felt bad painting TARDISes on them … almost. I used acrylic paint for the TARDISes. This manicure marks the first time my husband has ever expressed actual enthusiasm about my nails. :)
I probably should have given these a matte coat for pictures, but I liked them a whole lot anyway.
Teen Wolf: Show Me Your Eyes
I often have awesome design ideas that just fail in execution. This one, I think I executed really well, which just highlights the fact that it wasn’t a brilliant design. The eyes don’t go that well with the Beacon Hills High colors of the thumbs and pinkies. Oh, well. You live and you learn.
The alpha and beta eyes and the triskelions were all done with the DIY nail decal method I first read about here from the Nail Nerd. I think it’s my favorite of all the nail art techniques I’ve tried so far.
Now I just have to figure out what to put on my nails for watching Guardians of the Galaxy on Thursday. Hmmmmmmm.
That awkward moment in a writer’s life when you have the urge to email a tiny country store in Vermont to ask whether or not they sell paprika
I’m gonna do it I’m gonna email them
I did the thing
THEY DON’T SELL PAPRIKA
GOD BLESS AUTHORS WHO CARE THIS MUCH ABOUT ACCURACY