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Chapter One of Scarlet Autumn is completed!

What is Scarlet Autumn? It’s a story I’m writing about a parallel timeline in which things are… a little bit odd. The world is different. Very different. New York City has been lost, the Soviet Union still exists and Austin Bay covers what was once the majority of Texas.

You’ll see what I mean.

Warnings for body horror and unreality.

If monsters, reality-altering chemicals, surrealism, conspiracy theories and a story where none of the main characters are cishet is your thing, please do check this out.

You can read the whole thing here!

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If you are like me and don’t like talking on the phone, here’s a really easy way to get a message to your members of Congress! It’s called ResistBot. Text ‘Resist’ to 50409 and follow the instructions. It’s really simple, and quick! I did it in about 10 minutes, but it could take 5 for some people. I sent a fax to each of my Senators, and tomorrow ResistBot is going to text me a reminder to send a fax to my Representatives!

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Hey so uhmn

If you follow any gay girls blogs you may have noticed this ask being copied and pasted a lot. In fact if you search the term “gold star lesbian” and hit recent, youll find an overwhelming amount of asks just like these. Most of these are on anon, but these urls popped up a few times. I suggest any gay girls block them for their own safety. This is incredibly creepy The urls are: @someonelikeme143 and @my-face-shining-brightly
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wow! so as it turns out, a LOT of you loved my idea of a shirt based off of the famous sweater, “i’m a luxury few can afford”!

while not a sweater, you can buy these designs, created by the WONDERFUL @the-clockwork-dragon, on redbubble!

apparel wise, they come in many different colors! and you don’t just have to buy these designs as shirts either- they can in things such as posters, mugs, and phone cases!

all profits will go to supporting each of us, so it’s for a good cause! my mother lost her job and was diagnosed with cancer in the fall of last year, and i’ve been struggling with the fact that i may have to get a job to help support when i’m only 16 and transgender, and so we’ve really been struggling. purchasing these shirts will help us TREMENDOUSLY!!!

keep in mind that there may be new designs with other cryptids in the future, so keep an eye out for that!

Link to @the-clockwork-dragon’s redbubble where you can purchase these designs!

Hey everyone!

If you reblog this before May 26, 2017, I will create a special bunny character just for you, personalized to match your Tumblr blog! Additionally, for every person you tag (max is 10) I’ll write a sentence about their characteristics and personality.

If this side project becomes too much for whatever reason, and I can and will end it early. If ended early, I’ll still complete any bunnies who where rebloged before then, just not accepting any more. Thank you for your understanding.

As an autistic person, PLEASE refrain from reblogging content of us where we are aggressively referred to as “pure” and “good” and similar terms.

We’re no more or less good or pure than anyone else, and implying that a developmentally disabled person is somehow pure is incredibly ableist and suggests that we aren’t capable of understanding things that are bad, complex, gritty, or dark because our minds aren’t developed enough to do so.

This is the same type of thinking that enables our abuse, because people think we don’t understand what happens to us when we really do have a conscious perception of the abuse - people who think we can’t possibly know what abuse feels like don’t believe us when we say we’ve been hurt.

It’s especially dehumanizing when attached to a video, because comments like “GOOD AND PURE” are put onto videos of cute animals, and tacking the “GOOD AND PURE” comment on inspiration porn of autistic people - and other developmentally disabled people - is treating us exactly like those animals and no, it isn’t cute at all.

Have enough empathy/sympathy/decency to curate the videos you reblog please, and if a video of autistic people is treated like a video of cute kittens keep that shit off your blog for fuck’s sake.

if you want to be more accessible to dyslexic people

don’t

  • write in large chunks
  • use italics
  • use completely white and completely black contrast
  • write too tiny
  • write in all caps or use more capital letters than necessary
  • use confusing fonts (serif fonts are a no-no)
  • double-space words or use justified text
  • blur words

do

  • make each paragraph short (1 idea or concept per paragraph should be fine)
  • use bold instead of italics to highlight ideas
  • use off-white and dark grey instead of pure black and white contrasting colors
  • keep the font size above 12 or 14
  • use lists (like these) to simplify ideas
  • stick to sans-serif fonts
  • use left-aligned text

what can happen to dyslexic people if you ignore this

  • they cannot read what you’re saying
  • they can read it but it is a struggle
  • they misread and take a while to grasp what was actually said
  • they misread but don’t realize they misunderstood and respond to what they thought you wrote when you wrote something else
  • they can read it at first but are exhausted by it and stop reading in the middle
  • they read it through but afterwards make more errors due to using up their energy
  • etc.

conclusion

why be accessible? because it’s the right thing to do, and more people will be able to access your content

apply these rules to everything from a research paper to a tumblr post to a group chat. it won’t be perfect but it’ll help.

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Hey so this is a really long shot but my cat is lost. I depend on her for so much. She’s the living embodiment of my fight for mental stability, I adopted her exactly a year after I was released from the hospital after threatening suicide. She means so much to me and she’s lost because my dad let her out of the house when she was annoying him. I live in Plymouth Minnesota. It’s cold as fuck here and it’s supposed to snow tonight. Please try to get the word around.

So Trump is in Israel right now playing diplomat and even objectively factual statements from various media sources (such as “Trump touches down in Tel Aviv” or “Goes to Western Wall”) are getting horrifically anti-Semitic comments from both far left and right.

It’s ok if you don’t support Israeli statehood (I personally disagree but it’s ok if you don’t).
It’s ok if you condemn Israel’s treatment of Palestinians (which you absolutely fucking should).

But here are some things to keep in mind about these issues in general:

•Not all Jews are Israeli.
•Not all Israelis are Jews.
•Not all Israelis support the actions of Israel.
•Not all Jews support the actions of Israel.
•The current administration does not speak for all of Judaism or even accurately for all of Israel.
•The current administration of Israel is very controversial even within its party and the more liberal parts of the country are furious and protesting frequently.
•Military service is legally mandated, which forces young people to enforce policies many of them oppose.
•Israel’s awful treatment of Palestinians is a reflection of Netanyahu’s shitty reign and his close circle of conservative, racist, Islamaphobic dickheads. It is not a reflection of Israel’s core values, or the values of its people, or the values of Judaism.

And most importantly:
•Whatever your stance on Israel’s statehood, whatever your stance on Trump, whatever your stance on Netanyahu, ANTI-SEMITISM IS NEVER OK

PSA
  • Not all Jews follow Judaism
  • Not all Jews follow Judaism
  • You do not have to follow Judaism to be a Jew
  • It is an ethno-religion
  • It is just as much an ethnicity as it is a religion

    •   Not all Jews follow Judaism

Judaism is just as much an ethnicity as it is a religion

  • So yes, you can be a Jewish atheist. 
  • You can be an agnostic Jew

  • You are still a Jew 

    • You are still a Jew


anyone can reblog this in fact I encourage you to because people don’t seem to get it