merelei:

lornrocks:

mypocketshurt90:

tweakerwolf:

disputedjustice:

kahtiihma:

gifak-net:

Japan Awesome Invention 

BUT THEN YOU HAVE A SHIT WATER DRIPPING PIECE OF PLASTIC I AM NOT AMUSED

No, because the only way for the water to touch the plastic is for it to already be overflowing.This traps a layer of air between the plastic and the water creating a section. So when you push the air down, it’s forcing the water through the pipes.This is actually really cool!

interesting

Arthur Weasley is so proud of you, Japan.  Countering a regurgitating toilet spell with a simple sheet of plastic.

Besides, this seems way neater than sticking a plunger in the toilet and splashing water everywhere.

I know I blogged this before but what are the chances of someone who is already panicking, to be able to get a sticky piece of plastic out, fully flat, on the toilet rim without it sticking to itself and other things before you can get it adhered??
I’M LOOKING AT YOU, SARAN CLING WRAP

So true. My basic reaction to this (because it happens at least once a week in our house, thanks to my 5 & 2 year old boys!) is:"OH FUCK OH FUCK OH FUCK!"
I don’t think I could get that sheet on in time and without practicing for many hours before hand….

merelei:

lornrocks:

mypocketshurt90:

tweakerwolf:

disputedjustice:

kahtiihma:

gifak-net:

Japan Awesome Invention 

BUT THEN YOU HAVE A SHIT WATER DRIPPING PIECE OF PLASTIC I AM NOT AMUSED

No, because the only way for the water to touch the plastic is for it to already be overflowing.
This traps a layer of air between the plastic and the water creating a section. So when you push the air down, it’s forcing the water through the pipes.
This is actually really cool!

interesting

Arthur Weasley is so proud of you, Japan.  Countering a regurgitating toilet spell with a simple sheet of plastic.

Besides, this seems way neater than sticking a plunger in the toilet and splashing water everywhere.

I know I blogged this before but what are the chances of someone who is already panicking, to be able to get a sticky piece of plastic out, fully flat, on the toilet rim without it sticking to itself and other things before you can get it adhered??

I’M LOOKING AT YOU, SARAN CLING WRAP

So true. My basic reaction to this (because it happens at least once a week in our house, thanks to my 5 & 2 year old boys!) is:
"OH FUCK OH FUCK OH FUCK!"

I don’t think I could get that sheet on in time and without practicing for many hours before hand….

maxkirin:

Hello, dear followers!
As some of you know, one of my pet peeves is reading a book (or watching a TV show, or movie) and catching a character bring up Tarot cards and display their meanings incorrectly. Drawing XII: Death does not mean you’re going to die, that’s silly. I have rambled about it in the past. But I thought, I keep telling people what the cards DON’T mean, but have I done anything to educate people on the Tarot? No. So, I thought I would change that! :D
Above you will find a photoset of the Major Arcana, and their general meanings. This is just a cheat-sheet, that is why I have decided to exclude the Minor Arcana (it also happens to be like 50+ cards) and the Reversed meanings (because they tend to be pretty straight forward except for a few exemptions). In the future I may make a longer post with a more detailed explanation c;

So, what is the Tarot?
Tarot is a deck of playing cards, made of two sets. The Major Arcana, which is what most people associate with the Tarot, and The Minor Arcana (from which the modern playing card deck evolved).
Over the centuries (particularly the 18th century) the use of the deck shifted, and nowadays the deck is used as a tool for divination, or as a tool of encouragement. The use of universal symbols such as: the father (The Emperor), the mother (The Empress), the young man (The Fool), natural change (Death), temptation (The Devil), etc, allow people to tackle their life problems from a greater point of view.
Regardless of this, the Tarot is commonly seen in books, television, and movies, as an occult tool for obtaining guidance from a greater power, or for gaining insight into the near future.

DISCLAIMER: The above are just general meanings behind the symbolism of every card. Additionally the cards are open to interpretation, the above are the meanings I have come to associate with them over the years. Do not take these meanings as gospel, they are just my interpretations. If you would like to learn more, there are plenty of resources! Here, and here are two good places to start :D
Also, the images you see are from this nifty website. You can find more Tarot decks and information there~ ♥︎
Do you want more writerly content? Make sure to follow my blog (maxkirin.tumblr.com) for your daily dose of writer positivity, story seeds, prompts, and more! 
maxkirin:

Hello, dear followers!
As some of you know, one of my pet peeves is reading a book (or watching a TV show, or movie) and catching a character bring up Tarot cards and display their meanings incorrectly. Drawing XII: Death does not mean you’re going to die, that’s silly. I have rambled about it in the past. But I thought, I keep telling people what the cards DON’T mean, but have I done anything to educate people on the Tarot? No. So, I thought I would change that! :D
Above you will find a photoset of the Major Arcana, and their general meanings. This is just a cheat-sheet, that is why I have decided to exclude the Minor Arcana (it also happens to be like 50+ cards) and the Reversed meanings (because they tend to be pretty straight forward except for a few exemptions). In the future I may make a longer post with a more detailed explanation c;

So, what is the Tarot?
Tarot is a deck of playing cards, made of two sets. The Major Arcana, which is what most people associate with the Tarot, and The Minor Arcana (from which the modern playing card deck evolved).
Over the centuries (particularly the 18th century) the use of the deck shifted, and nowadays the deck is used as a tool for divination, or as a tool of encouragement. The use of universal symbols such as: the father (The Emperor), the mother (The Empress), the young man (The Fool), natural change (Death), temptation (The Devil), etc, allow people to tackle their life problems from a greater point of view.
Regardless of this, the Tarot is commonly seen in books, television, and movies, as an occult tool for obtaining guidance from a greater power, or for gaining insight into the near future.

DISCLAIMER: The above are just general meanings behind the symbolism of every card. Additionally the cards are open to interpretation, the above are the meanings I have come to associate with them over the years. Do not take these meanings as gospel, they are just my interpretations. If you would like to learn more, there are plenty of resources! Here, and here are two good places to start :D
Also, the images you see are from this nifty website. You can find more Tarot decks and information there~ ♥︎
Do you want more writerly content? Make sure to follow my blog (maxkirin.tumblr.com) for your daily dose of writer positivity, story seeds, prompts, and more! 
maxkirin:

Hello, dear followers!
As some of you know, one of my pet peeves is reading a book (or watching a TV show, or movie) and catching a character bring up Tarot cards and display their meanings incorrectly. Drawing XII: Death does not mean you’re going to die, that’s silly. I have rambled about it in the past. But I thought, I keep telling people what the cards DON’T mean, but have I done anything to educate people on the Tarot? No. So, I thought I would change that! :D
Above you will find a photoset of the Major Arcana, and their general meanings. This is just a cheat-sheet, that is why I have decided to exclude the Minor Arcana (it also happens to be like 50+ cards) and the Reversed meanings (because they tend to be pretty straight forward except for a few exemptions). In the future I may make a longer post with a more detailed explanation c;

So, what is the Tarot?
Tarot is a deck of playing cards, made of two sets. The Major Arcana, which is what most people associate with the Tarot, and The Minor Arcana (from which the modern playing card deck evolved).
Over the centuries (particularly the 18th century) the use of the deck shifted, and nowadays the deck is used as a tool for divination, or as a tool of encouragement. The use of universal symbols such as: the father (The Emperor), the mother (The Empress), the young man (The Fool), natural change (Death), temptation (The Devil), etc, allow people to tackle their life problems from a greater point of view.
Regardless of this, the Tarot is commonly seen in books, television, and movies, as an occult tool for obtaining guidance from a greater power, or for gaining insight into the near future.

DISCLAIMER: The above are just general meanings behind the symbolism of every card. Additionally the cards are open to interpretation, the above are the meanings I have come to associate with them over the years. Do not take these meanings as gospel, they are just my interpretations. If you would like to learn more, there are plenty of resources! Here, and here are two good places to start :D
Also, the images you see are from this nifty website. You can find more Tarot decks and information there~ ♥︎
Do you want more writerly content? Make sure to follow my blog (maxkirin.tumblr.com) for your daily dose of writer positivity, story seeds, prompts, and more! 
maxkirin:

Hello, dear followers!
As some of you know, one of my pet peeves is reading a book (or watching a TV show, or movie) and catching a character bring up Tarot cards and display their meanings incorrectly. Drawing XII: Death does not mean you’re going to die, that’s silly. I have rambled about it in the past. But I thought, I keep telling people what the cards DON’T mean, but have I done anything to educate people on the Tarot? No. So, I thought I would change that! :D
Above you will find a photoset of the Major Arcana, and their general meanings. This is just a cheat-sheet, that is why I have decided to exclude the Minor Arcana (it also happens to be like 50+ cards) and the Reversed meanings (because they tend to be pretty straight forward except for a few exemptions). In the future I may make a longer post with a more detailed explanation c;

So, what is the Tarot?
Tarot is a deck of playing cards, made of two sets. The Major Arcana, which is what most people associate with the Tarot, and The Minor Arcana (from which the modern playing card deck evolved).
Over the centuries (particularly the 18th century) the use of the deck shifted, and nowadays the deck is used as a tool for divination, or as a tool of encouragement. The use of universal symbols such as: the father (The Emperor), the mother (The Empress), the young man (The Fool), natural change (Death), temptation (The Devil), etc, allow people to tackle their life problems from a greater point of view.
Regardless of this, the Tarot is commonly seen in books, television, and movies, as an occult tool for obtaining guidance from a greater power, or for gaining insight into the near future.

DISCLAIMER: The above are just general meanings behind the symbolism of every card. Additionally the cards are open to interpretation, the above are the meanings I have come to associate with them over the years. Do not take these meanings as gospel, they are just my interpretations. If you would like to learn more, there are plenty of resources! Here, and here are two good places to start :D
Also, the images you see are from this nifty website. You can find more Tarot decks and information there~ ♥︎
Do you want more writerly content? Make sure to follow my blog (maxkirin.tumblr.com) for your daily dose of writer positivity, story seeds, prompts, and more! 
maxkirin:

Hello, dear followers!
As some of you know, one of my pet peeves is reading a book (or watching a TV show, or movie) and catching a character bring up Tarot cards and display their meanings incorrectly. Drawing XII: Death does not mean you’re going to die, that’s silly. I have rambled about it in the past. But I thought, I keep telling people what the cards DON’T mean, but have I done anything to educate people on the Tarot? No. So, I thought I would change that! :D
Above you will find a photoset of the Major Arcana, and their general meanings. This is just a cheat-sheet, that is why I have decided to exclude the Minor Arcana (it also happens to be like 50+ cards) and the Reversed meanings (because they tend to be pretty straight forward except for a few exemptions). In the future I may make a longer post with a more detailed explanation c;

So, what is the Tarot?
Tarot is a deck of playing cards, made of two sets. The Major Arcana, which is what most people associate with the Tarot, and The Minor Arcana (from which the modern playing card deck evolved).
Over the centuries (particularly the 18th century) the use of the deck shifted, and nowadays the deck is used as a tool for divination, or as a tool of encouragement. The use of universal symbols such as: the father (The Emperor), the mother (The Empress), the young man (The Fool), natural change (Death), temptation (The Devil), etc, allow people to tackle their life problems from a greater point of view.
Regardless of this, the Tarot is commonly seen in books, television, and movies, as an occult tool for obtaining guidance from a greater power, or for gaining insight into the near future.

DISCLAIMER: The above are just general meanings behind the symbolism of every card. Additionally the cards are open to interpretation, the above are the meanings I have come to associate with them over the years. Do not take these meanings as gospel, they are just my interpretations. If you would like to learn more, there are plenty of resources! Here, and here are two good places to start :D
Also, the images you see are from this nifty website. You can find more Tarot decks and information there~ ♥︎
Do you want more writerly content? Make sure to follow my blog (maxkirin.tumblr.com) for your daily dose of writer positivity, story seeds, prompts, and more! 
maxkirin:

Hello, dear followers!
As some of you know, one of my pet peeves is reading a book (or watching a TV show, or movie) and catching a character bring up Tarot cards and display their meanings incorrectly. Drawing XII: Death does not mean you’re going to die, that’s silly. I have rambled about it in the past. But I thought, I keep telling people what the cards DON’T mean, but have I done anything to educate people on the Tarot? No. So, I thought I would change that! :D
Above you will find a photoset of the Major Arcana, and their general meanings. This is just a cheat-sheet, that is why I have decided to exclude the Minor Arcana (it also happens to be like 50+ cards) and the Reversed meanings (because they tend to be pretty straight forward except for a few exemptions). In the future I may make a longer post with a more detailed explanation c;

So, what is the Tarot?
Tarot is a deck of playing cards, made of two sets. The Major Arcana, which is what most people associate with the Tarot, and The Minor Arcana (from which the modern playing card deck evolved).
Over the centuries (particularly the 18th century) the use of the deck shifted, and nowadays the deck is used as a tool for divination, or as a tool of encouragement. The use of universal symbols such as: the father (The Emperor), the mother (The Empress), the young man (The Fool), natural change (Death), temptation (The Devil), etc, allow people to tackle their life problems from a greater point of view.
Regardless of this, the Tarot is commonly seen in books, television, and movies, as an occult tool for obtaining guidance from a greater power, or for gaining insight into the near future.

DISCLAIMER: The above are just general meanings behind the symbolism of every card. Additionally the cards are open to interpretation, the above are the meanings I have come to associate with them over the years. Do not take these meanings as gospel, they are just my interpretations. If you would like to learn more, there are plenty of resources! Here, and here are two good places to start :D
Also, the images you see are from this nifty website. You can find more Tarot decks and information there~ ♥︎
Do you want more writerly content? Make sure to follow my blog (maxkirin.tumblr.com) for your daily dose of writer positivity, story seeds, prompts, and more! 
maxkirin:

Hello, dear followers!
As some of you know, one of my pet peeves is reading a book (or watching a TV show, or movie) and catching a character bring up Tarot cards and display their meanings incorrectly. Drawing XII: Death does not mean you’re going to die, that’s silly. I have rambled about it in the past. But I thought, I keep telling people what the cards DON’T mean, but have I done anything to educate people on the Tarot? No. So, I thought I would change that! :D
Above you will find a photoset of the Major Arcana, and their general meanings. This is just a cheat-sheet, that is why I have decided to exclude the Minor Arcana (it also happens to be like 50+ cards) and the Reversed meanings (because they tend to be pretty straight forward except for a few exemptions). In the future I may make a longer post with a more detailed explanation c;

So, what is the Tarot?
Tarot is a deck of playing cards, made of two sets. The Major Arcana, which is what most people associate with the Tarot, and The Minor Arcana (from which the modern playing card deck evolved).
Over the centuries (particularly the 18th century) the use of the deck shifted, and nowadays the deck is used as a tool for divination, or as a tool of encouragement. The use of universal symbols such as: the father (The Emperor), the mother (The Empress), the young man (The Fool), natural change (Death), temptation (The Devil), etc, allow people to tackle their life problems from a greater point of view.
Regardless of this, the Tarot is commonly seen in books, television, and movies, as an occult tool for obtaining guidance from a greater power, or for gaining insight into the near future.

DISCLAIMER: The above are just general meanings behind the symbolism of every card. Additionally the cards are open to interpretation, the above are the meanings I have come to associate with them over the years. Do not take these meanings as gospel, they are just my interpretations. If you would like to learn more, there are plenty of resources! Here, and here are two good places to start :D
Also, the images you see are from this nifty website. You can find more Tarot decks and information there~ ♥︎
Do you want more writerly content? Make sure to follow my blog (maxkirin.tumblr.com) for your daily dose of writer positivity, story seeds, prompts, and more! 

maxkirin:

Hello, dear followers!

As some of you know, one of my pet peeves is reading a book (or watching a TV show, or movie) and catching a character bring up Tarot cards and display their meanings incorrectly. Drawing XII: Death does not mean you’re going to die, that’s silly. I have rambled about it in the past. But I thought, I keep telling people what the cards DON’T mean, but have I done anything to educate people on the Tarot? No. So, I thought I would change that! :D

Above you will find a photoset of the Major Arcana, and their general meanings. This is just a cheat-sheet, that is why I have decided to exclude the Minor Arcana (it also happens to be like 50+ cards) and the Reversed meanings (because they tend to be pretty straight forward except for a few exemptions). In the future I may make a longer post with a more detailed explanation c;

So, what is the Tarot?

Tarot is a deck of playing cards, made of two sets. The Major Arcana, which is what most people associate with the Tarot, and The Minor Arcana (from which the modern playing card deck evolved).

Over the centuries (particularly the 18th century) the use of the deck shifted, and nowadays the deck is used as a tool for divination, or as a tool of encouragement. The use of universal symbols such as: the father (The Emperor), the mother (The Empress), the young man (The Fool), natural change (Death), temptation (The Devil), etc, allow people to tackle their life problems from a greater point of view.

Regardless of this, the Tarot is commonly seen in books, television, and movies, as an occult tool for obtaining guidance from a greater power, or for gaining insight into the near future.

DISCLAIMER: The above are just general meanings behind the symbolism of every card. Additionally the cards are open to interpretation, the above are the meanings I have come to associate with them over the years. Do not take these meanings as gospel, they are just my interpretations. If you would like to learn more, there are plenty of resources! Here, and here are two good places to start :D

Also, the images you see are from this nifty website. You can find more Tarot decks and information there~ ♥︎

Do you want more writerly content? Make sure to follow my blog (maxkirin.tumblr.com) for your daily dose of writer positivity, story seeds, prompts, and more! 

I tend to have a rather descriptive way of writing, but for my character's voice, I need it to be simplistic but figurative? (Like some Holden Caulfield but slightly less depressing? Maybe some John Green style in there? I probably failed at explaining this.) How do I go about changing the writing style to where it doesn't sound forced?
Asked by Anonymous

Hello, mildly confused anon~ ♥︎

So, where do I begin? I’m kidding you, I know exactly what you’re looking for c; First off, let’s take it from the top:

How do I go about changing the writing style to where it doesn’t sound forced?

Now, let me ask you a few questions:

Running this blog has taught me that 99% of writing problems have NOTHING to do with writing— but EVERYTHING to do with the writer. Really, when you get down to it all of my answers boil down to: Get out of the way of your story. That story is trying to get you to write it, and meanwhile you get stuck on the first sentence because you think it sucks, or you are worried that nobody is going to take you seriously, or you’re afraid that you will not get anywhere as a writer, or… you’re worrying that your style sounds forced. Do you get where I’m going?

No? Let me tell you a little secret:

Style, theme, and all of those ‘fancy’ things writers like to show off? They don’t exist in the first draft. They appear during the revision, they’re refined, shaped and brought to the foreground as the story is being re-written. That is kind of the point of revision.

My advice? Get out of the way of your story. Just write it. Get the whole story out there. When you’re done let it sit in the background for a few weeks, and then revise it. Read it as though it’s something you’ve never touched before. Read it, find what style it is, what themes it has, and refine them. Your readers will think you’re clever, and your fellow writers will be able to tell all the hard work you put in to it.

There. That’s the secret to style.

I hope this helps~ ♥︎

maxkirin

Fiction is a fantastic way of looking out through somebody else’s eyes. You get to experience loss and tragedy and death. But experience these things in a form which means that when you close the pages and put the book back on the shelf, it’s over and you’re home and you’re safe

Neil Gaiman, during an interview with Robin Young on Here and Now  (via la-arboleda)

tselliotknits:

Oh.
My.
God.

*seizure of longing*
tselliotknits:

Oh.
My.
God.

*seizure of longing*
tselliotknits:

Oh.
My.
God.

*seizure of longing*

Early Feminists:
Oh hey, we see that you can vote. We would like to vote also. I mean, since most of those laws effect us too and all.

Men:
YOU JUST WANT SUPERIORITY OVER MEN!

Mid-century Feminists:
Hey, that whole thing about how you can have careers and earn a living wage outside the home? Yes that sounds nice, we'd like the option to do that as well.

Men:
YOU WANT A MATRIARCHY, THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT!

Late 20th century Feminists:
Hey we would like to make our own choices about our reproductive health, just like you've always had.

Men:
YOU ARE TRYING TO TAKE MEN'S RIGHTS AWAY!

Modern-day feminists:
Hey, if you could you stop sexually assaulting/harassing us and them blaming us for it, that'd be pretty great.

Men:
THIS IS MISANDRY, MISANDRY I SAY! FEMINISTS HAVE GONE TOO FAR!

Feminists:
Um...

Men:
THE END OF MEN IS NIGH! MALE OPPRESSION IS REAL! THE MATRIARCHAL AGE IS UPON US!

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