As I live and breathe, what do we have here? Proof of a beating heart and a refreshed set of circumstances. I would drink the moment in, but to be frank the process of mending my bruised ribs would cut such occasion short. Woe be to the man who dares change the status quo, for it is they who shall be the first stoned. Pitiable.
Still, now that I’m upon my feet once more what better moment to show myself than the present? Yes, yes, I did require some sprucing, some preening and more often than not the mere search for service is arduous at best and taxing at its worst. But…I’ll argue that this little question had a bit of polish to it. Always endearing to meet a fan, really.
(Fresh haircut, the same I always get. Yes, it always starts in reference to Guillem March’s Batman 23.2 cover and has ever since that issue came out. The collar of the suit had been choking me for some time but today wasn’t harsh upon it in the least! Good tidings. Also I’m enjoying reading the commentary that folks are leaving in their tags based off of that babbling piece I put out yesterday. Perhaps this calls for a more in-depth discussion less about the sociological sphere of legacy and more pointed directly at an analysis of Edward himself. Oh, how he will balk. Regardless, I’m on a positive path right now and will attempt to continue putting out what content I can! Take care, everyone!)
hated the silence. He wasn’t used to it, living next to you had become a
constant distraction for him, but you and Wonwoo were out to who-knows-where
and the silence was driving him insane.
It had been
like this the past few weeks, you were never home and when you were Wonwoo was with you. That’s why
when he heard you come in yesterday evening he had no idea what to do. You were
there, finally, alone. But he wasn’t and he fucked everything up, again.
Ask. Your. Neighbor. He had been staring at the text for hours;
maybe if he stared at it long enough everything would make sense. His feelings
would make sense. This situation would make sense. He wasn’t even sure what
this situation was.
But here he
was; alone, on a Friday night, asking himself how he could’ve been that blind,
how he was scared of even thinking what he knew he felt. The words had been on
the back of his head for the longest time, clawing their way out only for him
to put them back on his cage. It had happened that night at your apartment, Jun
wasn’t even sure if his memory of it was intact anymore, but he felt it then.
It happened on your birthday; because you looked so beautiful and he kept
staring at the beer bottle you were sipping at, wishing he was that close to
Both times he had managed to secure the words
back in, locked the door, and threw away the key. Yet here he was; alone, on a Friday
night, one thought trying to make its way through his lips.
I love you.But you
love someone else don’t you?
AN: I’m so sorry, but I had to move Jun’s text to fit his POV, to make it up to you I uploaded your instagram plus comments so you can get a grasp of the situation. I’m sorry i reuploaded the texts but like I needed it to be organized IM SO SORRY KIDS
A bit under a month ago, I posted a survey based on that popular questionnaire going around tumblr. With 345 responses, I thought now would be a good time to compile the data and show the results! Thank you again to everyone who participated!
Results under the cut, as this is going to be quite long. (Note: I have attempted to upload the pie charts, but they keep crashing my laptop, so I’m going to leave them out for the sake of convenience. If you really want to see certain pie charts, though, DM me and I’ll send them!)
Something I don’t see discussed too often is storage of stim toys, so I’m going to talk about some photos of the ways I’m storing my collection, now that I have a fairly large collection of toys. How often I use an item and how reachable I need it to be impacts a lot on how I store it and where.
Some degree of organisation can help with acceptance, I’ve found, as there’s less feeling of “things everywhere” and “toys for kids” and a little more sense of purpose or focus.
This is my “left over” or “spare” kit - comprised of items that are extras, usually from buying multiple items in a pack because I can’t find them for individual purchase, making too many of a handmade item (I tend to “samemake” in the way I samefood, once I find a pattern or design that works), gifts, or items I reviewed that I just didn’t click with. I like having an extra kit because I dislike other people touching my toys, so having toys meant for handling by others is great for sharing if I’m stimming in front of guests. It’s easy to put a box like this on a table, too, or bring to a community gathering. It’s also something I can show other people, with everything neatly laid out, and a full kit like this is great for introducing people to the idea that stim toys exist.
(I struggle to communicate stimming in the abstract, but putting someone’s hands in a box of toys and letting them explore while I talk is so much easier. I’ve found that NT folks new to stimming don’t necessarily click with any one or two toys I’ve showed them, but having lots of options means at least one “gateway” toy, and once they’ve happened across something that provides a positive/pleasing/relaxing sensation for them, they’re more open to other toys. It happened this way with Mum: she wouldn’t touch anything until I made my marble mazes, but she’s now got her own spinner, massage balls and hedge balls…)
This kit is housed in a cardboard box and two plastic trays which fit inside it. The smaller, more tangly and rattly items (like bead fidgets, marble loops, Tangles, spinners, hedge balls, telephone cord bracelets) are housed in the trays, as I can stack one tray on top of the other and simply lift the top tray out of the box, meaning I don’t have to burrow through as many little items to find things. Some things will still take some burrowing (there’s a marble maze in the top basket, hidden by everything on top of it) but it’s a lot easier to use, and less overwhelming, than my previous method of stowing everything loose in a box.
The larger items like Play-Doh tubs, stress balls and plush are stacked in the other half of the box, with large pieces like plush keyrings and bean bags sitting loosely on top, so I don’t have to move too many things to reach the tubs underneath.
Slinkies are great for neatly containing smaller items, just like a pen caddy or cup: the one in this box holds a stress ball and two makeup blending sponges. I’ve got one on my desk holding several Tangles, a sponge and a few Hama bead loops!
My cardboard box is 31 cm long, 24 cm wide and 11.5 cm deep. It’s deep enough to hold a full-size plastic Slinky and a full-size snake puzzle standing on its shorter end. I paid $2.50 AUD for this from Fantastic Variety, a local dollar shop, but I more often see boxes of this size between $3-5 AUD. The plastic trays I bought from the same store in a 3 pack for $2 AUD, and they’re 23.2 cm long, 15.5 cm wide and 6 cm deep. With all the toys in it, the box is quite heavy.
For this sort of thing, it’s often better purchasing in person (if possible) as you can check that any inner trays fit inside your intended box. For this kind of storage, with a variety of toys of many different shapes, you ideally want a box deep enough to fit two trays on top of each other, leaving the rest of the box for taller items.
There are sewing and gear boxes designed to take larger items, many with compartments and removable trays, but most of these are very expensive. This set up cost me less than $5 AUD and is easy to use.