ampmod:

a-la-maquina:

I ♡ my Mooncup
(I’ve been using it for like 5 years now.) it’s so, so, so much more comfortable that a tampon too, really.

Ps. To clean it before use at the beginning of each cycle, I just boil it in water with salt for like 15mins. :)

Please read especially with the nonsense about taxing disposable pads and tampons as they are “luxury items”. I never even learned there was other options for years, due to silly systems, but after trying moon up I never looked back.

Fantastic for swimming, being out in the field, not associated with toxic shock syndrome, more environmental and economical. Also for me has helped relieve period pains.

Menstruation still for some strange reason seems taboo, so important information is kept from us, please share.

ziggyzagz:

I found this random book in an old bookstore in my town and wow I think I found a pretty nifty new reference aid c:

characterdesigninspiration:

Quite a few people requested some form of trait/personality generator, and here’s the result!  I wanted to keep it vague enough that the options could work for any universe, be it modern, fantasy, scifi, or anything else, so these are really just the basics. Remember that a character is much more than a list of traits, and this should only be used as a starting point– I tried to include a variety of things, but further development is definitely a must.

Could pair well with the gender and sexuality generator.

To Play: Click and drag each gif, or if that isn’t working/you’re on mobile, just take a screenshot of the whole thing (multiple screenshots may be required if you want more than one trait from each category).

holy-m0ly said:
Here's another friendly reminder to also talk about scientific proofs in the Qur'an please, thank you very much. ^_^

missbosnian:

awaitingmyescape:

Thank you for the reminder! 

(This post was initially requested by someone who’s interested in Islam)

Before I launch into this, I’d just like to point out that the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) in the year 632AD. 

Prophet Mohammad was an illiterate man, he did not know how to read or write. How could an illiterate man, over 1400 years ago, manage to know all this scientific evidence when scientists haven’t even theorized these concepts until more than a millennium later? Because the Quran was revealed by God, creator of everything we know, and everything we have yet to discover. 

As always, if you have questions and need more information, you can always ask me and I’ll do my best to answer what you’re looking for. 

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 The seven layers of the Earth’s crust

  • early scientists believed that the earth’s crust is made up of 3 layers
  • scientists later discovered that the earth in fact has 7 layers (more here)image

Quranic evidence:

  1. “Who has created the seven heavens one above another…” [67:3]
  2. “It is Allah Who has created seven heavens and of the earth the like thereof (i.e. seven).” [65:12] 
*note: The first verse explains that they are organized into layers, and the second verse explains that there are 7 layers, just as the heavens. 

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The creation of human beings- clay, embryology, the fetus.

  • scientific studies today are relating RNA to clay
  • Living tissue in the human body contains 95% carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulphur, with a total of 26 different elements, the same elements are found in soil (more here)

Quranic evidence:

  1. "Your Lord said to the angels, ‘I am going to create a human being out of clay. When I have formed him and breathed My Spirit into him, fall down in prostration to him!’"[38:71-72]
  2. "We created man from an extract of clay." [23:12]
  3. "Verily We created man from a product of wet earth. Then placed him as a drop (of seed) in a safe lodging. Then fashioned We the drop a clot, then fashioned We the clot a little lump, then clothed the bones with flesh and then produced it as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the best of the Creators." [23:12-14]
  • The average sperm count is 20 to 150 million per millilitre in an ejaculation. Of that, only one single sperm cell continues on to form a fetus. 

Quranic evidence:

  1. "He it is Who created you from dust, then from a drop (of seed) then from a clot, then bringeth you forth as a child, then (ordaineth) that ye attain full strength and afterward that ye become old men - though some among you die before - and that ye reach an appointed term, that haply ye may understand." [40:67]
  2. "Does man reckon he will be left uncontrolled (without purpose)? Was he not once a drop of ejected semen?" [75:36-37]
  • The Y chromosome carries characteristics of masculinity, while the X chromosome carries those of femininity. In the mother’s egg, there is only the X chromosome, which determines female characteristics. The sperm on the other hand, includes either X or Y chromosomes. Therefore, the sex of the fetus is dependant the sperm.

Quranic evidence:

"He has created both sexes, male and female from a drop of semen which has been ejected.”[53:45-46]

FOR A DETAILED EXPLANATION OF EMBRYOLOGY AND THE DEVELOPMENT STAGES OF THE HUMAN FETUS IN THE QURAN, CLICK HERE & HERE 

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Expansion of the universe

  • Einstein’s theory of “General Relativity” predicted that the universe was expanding. In1929, Edwin Hubble made major discoveries on the topic, however did not confirm the theory. A few years later, as the abilities to measure the distance and Doppler shift of galaxies improved, the theory of expansion was confirmed. (more here)

Quranic evidence:

"The heavens, We have built with power and, We are expanding it." [51:4]

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Orbit of the planets and round Earth theory

  • In the 17th century, Galileo discovered that planets orbit the sun through telescopic observations
  • Modern scientists have proven that the moons orbit the planets
  • (more here)

Quranic evidence:

  1. "It is He Who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. They swim along, each in an orbit" [21:33]
  2. "And the sun runs to its resting place. That is the decree of the Almighty, the All-Knowing." [37:38]
  3. "By the sky full of paths and orbits."[51:7]
  • Scientists in the middle ages were led to believe that the Earth was flat
  • 20th century scientists have proven that the Earth is round (more here

Quranic evidence:

"He has created the Heavens and the Earth for Truth. He wraps the night up in the day, and wraps the day up in the night." [39:5]

*note: The arabic word used in the verse is “takwir”, which translates into “to wrap” for the verse above. Takwir is a known word which means “to make one thing lap over another”, which in this case would be the earth folded into a sphere to wrap night into day and day into night

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The atmostphere as a protected roof

  • 20th century scientists have discovered that the Earth’s atmosphere serves as a protection from meteors and UV rays (more here)

Quranic evidence:

"We made the sky a preserved and protected roof yet still they turn away from Our Signs…" [21:32]

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The 7 layers of the atmosphere

  • Scientists have found that the atmosphere consists of seven layers. The layers differ in such physical properties as pressure and the types of gasses. (more here
  • 1. Troposphere
    2. Stratosphere
    3. Ozonosphere
    4. Mesosphere
    5. Thermosphere
    6. Ionosphere
    7. Exosphere

Quranic evidence:

  1. "It is He Who created everything on the earth for you and then directed His attention up to heaven and arranged it into seven regular heavens. He has knowledge of all things." [2:29]
  2. "Then He turned to heaven when it was smoke. In two days He determined them as seven heavens and revealed, in every heaven, its own mandate." [41:12]
*note: the word used to describe the skies in the Quran is “samawaat”, which also translates into “heavens”. When the translation of the Quran says “heavens”, it is referring to the sky. (i.e. the word “heaven” isn’t the same as “paradise”) 

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Movement of the mountains

  • In 1915, Alfred Wegener came up with evidence to support his “Continental Drift Theory”. He was suggesting that the Earth, along with the mountains were in fact moving. (more hereimage

Quranic evidence:

"You will see the mountains you reckoned to be solid, going past like clouds."[27:88]

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Iron- the benefits and the origin

  • Modern scientific findings have discovered that Iron can only be produced in much bigger stars than the Sun, where the temperature reaches a few hundred million degrees. When the amount of iron exceeds a certain level in a star, the star can no longer accommodate it, and eventually it explodes into a “nova” or a “supernova”.
  • As a result of this explosion, meteors containing iron are scattered around the universe, and they move through the void until attracted by the gravitational force of a celestial body. 
  • Iron was not formed on the earth, rather it was sent down to it through meteors (more here)

Quranic evidence:

"…And We sent down iron in which there lies great force and which has many uses for mankind….” [57:25]

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Everything is created in pairs

  • Paul Dirac, a British scientist and a Nobel Prize winner in 1933, made the discovery called “paritè”, which suggests that everything is created in pairs. 

Quranic evidence:

"Glory be to Him, who created all the pairs: from what the earth produces and from themselves and from things unknown to them" [37:36]

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The merging of seas- or lack thereof

  • Oceanographers have discovered that due to surface tension, the water of neighbouring seas do not mix. This is caused by the difference in density of the water, causing them unable to mix as though there is a wall between them.

image

Quranic evidence:

"He has let loose the two seas, converging together, with a barrier between them they do not break through."[55:19-20]

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Identity of the fingerprint

  • It is widely known that every individual human being has their own set of fingerprints that is unique to his/herself

"Yes, We are able to put together in perfect order the very tips of his fingers."[75:3-4]

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Everything I have mentioned in this post is very general, for more details on individual topics, check out the links provided. 

If you’d like to read more about the scientific evidence in the Quran, I would recommend this link

Bless this post.

erebun:

lolsob actually I don’t use PS to color at all…. I use SAI mainly haha

idk how to explain but I think the trick lies on the pressure you apply on your hand when you draw the stroke, control your hand movement and see when you do light stroke when to do heavy stroke??? but hopefully this helps lolsob TwT

In romantic scenes between characters, a character’s scent is often described in books and fanfic, but when writing i have a hard time coming up with plausible and believable scents a character naturally has. can you come up with some suggestions, or a list or something? — Anonymous

DID…


Hey guys I had a bunch of links to books so I thought i would share them, Enjoy!
Harry Potter And The Sorcerers Stone (x)Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (x)Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (x)Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (x)Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (x)Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince (x)Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows (x)Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (x)Hunger Games Suzanne Collins(x)Catching Fire Suzanne Collins (x)Mocking Jay Suzanne Collins (x)The Mortal Instruments:City of Bones Cassandra Clare (x)City of Ash Cassandra Clare(x)City of Glass Cassandra Clare (x)City of Fallen Angels Cassandra Clare (x)City of Lost Souls Cassandra Clare(x)The Infernal Devices:Clockwork Angel Cassandra Clare(x)Clockwork Prince Cassandra Clare (x)Clockwork Princess Cassandra Clare(x)Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Rick Riordan (x)Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters Rick Riordan (x)Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse Rick Riordan (x)Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth Rick Riordan (x)Percy Jackson and the The Last Olympian Rick Riordan (x)The Demigod Files Rick Riordan (x)The Lost Hero Rick Riordan (x)The Son of Neptune Rick Riordan (x)The Mark of Athena Rick Riordan (x)House of Hades Rick Riordan (x)The Demigod Diaries Rick Riordan (x)Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (x)Vampire Academy: Frostbite by Richelle Mead(x)Vampire Academy: Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead (x)Vampire Academy: Blood Promise by Richelle Mead (x)Vampire Academy: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead (x)Vampire Academy: Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead (x)A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin (x)A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin (x)A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin (x)A Feast of Crows by George RR Martin (x)A Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin (x)The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien (x)Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring J. R. R. Tolkien (x)Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers  J. R. R. Tolkien (x)Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King J. R. R. Tolkien (x)Silmarillion by J.R.R Tolkien (x)12 volumes of the History of Middle Earth (x)The Children of Húrin (x)Divergent by Veronica Roth (x)Insurgent by Veronica Roth (x)Allegiant by Veronica Roth (x)The Maze Runner by James Dashner (x)The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (x)The Death Cure by James Dashner (x)Prequel The Kill Order by James Dashner (x)The Chronicles Of Narnia:The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis (x)Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia by C.S Lewis (x)The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S Lewis (x)The Silver Chair by C.S Lewis (x)The Horse and His Boy by C.S Lewis (x)The Magician’s Nephew by C.S Lewis audio book (x)The Last Battle by C.S Lewis (x)The Prince by Kiera Cass  (x)The Selection by Kiera Cass (x)The Elite by Kiera Cass (x)The Guard by Kiera Cass (x)Matched by Ally Condie (x)Crossed by Ally Condie (x) Reached by Ally Condie (x)Annabel Delirium 0.5 by Lauren Oliver (x)Delirium by Lauren Oliver (x)Hana Delirium 1.5 by Lauren Oliver (x)Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (x)Raven Delirium 2.5 by Lauren Oliver (x)Requiem by Lauren Oliver (x)Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (x)Pretties Scott Westerfeld (x)Specials by Scott Westerfeld (x)Extra’s by Scott Westerfeld (x)The Giver by Lois Lowry (x)Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (x)The Messenger by Lois Lowry (x)Son by Lois Lowry (x)Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling (x)The Fault in our Stars John Green(x)An Abundance of Katherine John Green (x)Paper Towns John Green (x)Looking for Alaska by John Green (x)The Stand by Stephan King (x)It by Stephen King (x)The Shining by Stephen King (x)The Tommyknockers by Stephen King (x)Firestarter by Stephen King (x)The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp (x)Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (x)Panic by Lauren Oliver (x)Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (x)Stolen by Lucy Christopher (x)Everyday by David Levithan (x)If I Stay by Gayle Formam (x)Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoul (x)It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini (x)Along for the Ride Sarah Dessen (x)Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky (x)The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (x)The Host by Stephanie Meyer (x)1984 by George Orwell (x)Animal Farm by George Orwell (x)The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (x)The Road by Cormac Mccarthy (x)Fahrenheit 451  by Ray Bradbury (x)Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (x)The Pact by Jodi Picoult (x)Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (x)Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen (x)Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion (x)White Oleander Janet Fitch (x)Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks (x)Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks (x)Nora Roberts Chasing Fire (x)Dare to Love Jaci Burton (x)Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (x)

Hey guys I had a bunch of links to books so I thought i would share them, Enjoy!

Harry Potter And The Sorcerers Stone (x)
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (x)
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (x)
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (x)
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (x)
Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince (x)
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows (x)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (x)
Hunger Games Suzanne Collins(x)
Catching Fire Suzanne Collins (x)
Mocking Jay Suzanne Collins (x)
The Mortal Instruments:
City of Bones Cassandra Clare (x)
City of Ash Cassandra Clare(x)
City of Glass Cassandra Clare (x)
City of Fallen Angels Cassandra Clare (x)
City of Lost Souls Cassandra Clare(x)
The Infernal Devices:
Clockwork Angel Cassandra Clare(x)
Clockwork Prince Cassandra Clare (x)
Clockwork Princess Cassandra Clare(x)
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Rick Riordan (x)
Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters Rick Riordan (x)
Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse Rick Riordan (x)
Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth Rick Riordan (x)
Percy Jackson and the The Last Olympian Rick Riordan (x)
The Demigod Files Rick Riordan (x)
The Lost Hero Rick Riordan (x)
The Son of Neptune Rick Riordan (x)
The Mark of Athena Rick Riordan (x)
House of Hades Rick Riordan (x)
The Demigod Diaries Rick Riordan (x)
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (x)
Vampire Academy: Frostbite by Richelle Mead(x)
Vampire Academy: Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead (x)
Vampire Academy: Blood Promise by Richelle Mead (x)
Vampire Academy: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead (x)
Vampire Academy: Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead (x)
A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin (x)
A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin (x)
A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin (x)
A Feast of Crows by George RR Martin (x)
A Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin (x)
The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien (x)
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring J. R. R. Tolkien (x)
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers  J. R. R. Tolkien (x)
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King J. R. R. Tolkien (x)
Silmarillion by J.R.R Tolkien (x)
12 volumes of the History of Middle Earth (x)
The Children of Húrin (x)
Divergent by Veronica Roth (x)
Insurgent by Veronica Roth (x)
Allegiant by Veronica Roth (x)
The Maze Runner by James Dashner (x)
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (x)
The Death Cure by James Dashner (x)
Prequel The Kill Order by James Dashner (x)
The Chronicles Of Narnia:
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis (x)
Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia by C.S Lewis (x)
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S Lewis (x)
The Silver Chair by C.S Lewis (x)
The Horse and His Boy by C.S Lewis (x)
The Magician’s Nephew by C.S Lewis audio book (x)
The Last Battle by C.S Lewis (x)
The Prince by Kiera Cass  (x)
The Selection by Kiera Cass (x)
The Elite by Kiera Cass (x)
The Guard by Kiera Cass (x)
Matched by Ally Condie (x)
Crossed by Ally Condie (x
Reached by Ally Condie (x)
Annabel Delirium 0.5 by Lauren Oliver (x)
Delirium by Lauren Oliver (x)
Hana Delirium 1.5 by Lauren Oliver (x)
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (x)
Raven Delirium 2.5 by Lauren Oliver (x)
Requiem by Lauren Oliver (x)
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (x)
Pretties Scott Westerfeld (x)
Specials by Scott Westerfeld (x)
Extra’s by Scott Westerfeld (x)
The Giver by Lois Lowry (x)
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (x)
The Messenger by Lois Lowry (x)
Son by Lois Lowry (x)
Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling (x)
The Fault in our Stars John Green(x)
An Abundance of Katherine John Green (x)
Paper Towns John Green (x)
Looking for Alaska by John Green (x)
The Stand by Stephan King (x)
It by Stephen King (x)
The Shining by Stephen King (x)
The Tommyknockers by Stephen King (x)
Firestarter by Stephen King (x)
The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp (x)
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (x)
Panic by Lauren Oliver (x)
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (x)
Stolen by Lucy Christopher (x)
Everyday by David Levithan (x)
If I Stay by Gayle Formam (x)
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoul (x)
It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini (x)
Along for the Ride Sarah Dessen (x)
Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky (x)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (x)
The Host by Stephanie Meyer (x)
1984 by George Orwell (x)
Animal Farm by George Orwell (x)
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (x)
The Road by Cormac Mccarthy (x)
Fahrenheit 451  by Ray Bradbury (x)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (x)
The Pact by Jodi Picoult (x)
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (x)
Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen (x)
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion (x)
White Oleander Janet Fitch (x)
Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks (x)
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks (x)
Nora Roberts Chasing Fire (x)
Dare to Love Jaci Burton (x)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (x)

yeahps:

Let me just start this off by saying that I do not advise copying or making banners that look exactly the same as mine because it reflects poorly on you if you copy others. Originality is the best thing you could possibly have. However, this is a tutorial on how to make a banner…

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