Orionid Meteor Reflection by Jeff Sullivan
Via Flickr:
An Orionid meteor reflects in a pond in the Mono Basin.

anonymous asked:

random question, but do you think most young people in the pokemon world would become trainers? or only a few? personally i feel like pokemon training wouldn't be as popular as is shown in games and anime

Personally I think very few become trainers. It is like a professional sport in a few senses.

Most people casually train, maybe own a singular pokemon or two. Young people are the biggest demographic with more than one pokemon, since they have the time to tend to a large team with maybe different types and needs. Likely a lot of people start out as trainers and then as they get older give up, maybe because they don’t become cut out for it or are not as good.

Though, some would still keep pokemon, maybe have a few battles here and there for a bit of chump change with passing trainers while they’re on vacation or have an off day.

Professional trainers are rare and make their income from tournaments and league challenges! Most of their time is spent training and caring for a team of pokemon, often with different types!

mono-voicelet  asked:

I also reblogged the suggestions on my fandom blog too~ I would love a secret santa thing. Everyone puts their username into a random generator, and you make something for the Tumblr user you got in the form of fanart, fanfic, AMV, music, cosplay pictures or something, or if you’re really adventurous, you can make an app for that person. There are endless possibilities, and it’ll be really sweet to see the YoI community exchange happiness and love with one another.

Secret Santa is currently the most popular option as we anticipated. If it keeps going this way, that’s what’ll happen! :)

quickie leaflet for a little exhibition in Pabrik paper store in Telliskivi. 

I see so many little errors in this because it was done in a hurry, but it serves a purpose and it’s done - so I’ve decided not to stress about it. I’m trying hard to keep my anxiety in check, so moving on = less stress = more work done. hooray! 

“Oh man, I could never do that”

One thing that’s irked me for a while is when you tell someone you’re poly – a close friend, a coworker or family member, usually someone who is mono or not poly or hasn’t come across all the wonderful self-awareness exercises in The Ethical Slut – and they, leaning in, eyes wide with intrigue, after listening to your story, gasp and say, “Oh man, I could never do that.” Usually followed up with something kind, like “But I’m glad it’s working for you!”

I don’t want to comment on their comment, because ultimately when I’ve heard people say it, it’s been in a context of support. The person is listening. The person is accepting. The person is hearing this story of a non traditional relationship style and not (heavily) judging you for undertaking it. But at the same time… I didn’t ask you? That comment was completely out of the blue and unnecessary?

First of all, I don’t think that statement is necessarily true. While I don’t think that poly is for everyone – if people can identify as poly, they certainly can identify as mono as well, and in addition acting on a poly dynamic doesn’t work for everyone or doesn’t work in all situations – what I think they actually mean is something along the lines of “I could never confront my own jealousy like that.” Or “I could never see my partner with someone else.” Or “I could never juggle that many peoples’ needs at once.” And to that, I want to shake them and say “Yes you can!” The exercises in The Ethical Slut, to my knowledge, don’t prerequisite that the reader be poly. Everyone can use various tools to manage their jealousy and get to the root of it. Everyone has to juggle multiple peoples’ needs because everyone has family members, friends, coworkers, etc. You don’t have to be poly to benefit from the massive amount of work that poly people need to go through to do their own dynamic successfully. So much is taken for granted in monogamy, and it took meeting my partner M and having him break it down for me until I saw how little had gone unsaid.

But, for me, the more important thing is: that statement is a judgement. The person isn’t saying, “You’re wrong/a sinner/a freak/a [insert negative statement here] for doing this”, but it is othering in a way, in most contexts. It’s acknowledging that you, the person telling the story, is going through something complicated and probably difficult, and in between commending you for how you’ve grown and what you’ve accomplished, there’s a moment of “…Well damn. To each their own, I guess.”

And to me, who doesn’t feel poly on the inside, who doesn’t feel mono either, who still blurts out things like “I hate poly and I don’t understand why I have to do it” while venting my fears and frustrations to my partners – that statement, heard too many times, chips away at my resolve. That, plus heaps of other things put upon poly people, like the inability to come out for fear of harming family relationships or job security, and the fact that our society rests so heavily on marriage (and marriage to one person) that any other family structure has to struggle to survive – it’s such a small sentiment, really, in the face of all that, but I take it as a poly microaggression. And it’s really not something I want to be hearing when the thing that the other person is not hearing is my own doubts about whether this is something I could actually do.