ps i forgot to say thank you to everyone who sounded off on the downstairs doge thingemahbob & a quick gentle message to the landlord ended in all parties happy & all is gooooooooood
also, in related sweets news, i went to the animal shelter today to drop off some extra renal issue specialty canned food that my cats ended up not really liking, but they were like, sign in! check out the lil babies! go say hi! & i was like, oh. my. gooooooooosh. i just want a giant farm where all these lil babes can live happily ever after, & it was a minor miracle we left without adopting some sweet lil guy but we pet some sweet doggies & kitties & i convinced my bf that he should volunteer there while he is in between jobs, & i couldn’t help but donate yesterday’s tips to their efforts there & i am probably going back tomorrow so
Not related to any merch news (just wait 15 minutes for the queue to kick in), but I will be finally going on vacation tomorrow! (I haven’t taken any type of break since practically Christmas).This means that if you have any asks or messages, I will be able to answer any last minute asks/questions until today, 10PM PDT. The reason for that is because I will not have any computers nearby and trying to do anything on tumblr on mobile is a joke. Luckily I already have a queue set up so I’ll still be “posting” upcoming stuff.
When I get back (which should be by next Friday), I’ll be a bit rocky in posting stuff so if I post something that’s late/old news, I apologize. I’m going to be moving very soon so basically for the next couple of weeks it’s going to be a bit hectic. Hopefully things will be smoothed out quickly.
I’ll also try to update the entire blog sometimes before I start school again, mainly to try and find a better theme, fix broken links, typo’d tags, etc. I also need to start writing a policy regarding my posts outside of tumblr. Luckily, I’ve had zero problems with “post theft” on tumblr, but outside of tumblr is where I’m starting to notice a pattern. I’ve already sent a stern letter and so far the website in question has been cooperating. To put it simply, outside of tumblr, you can mirror and/or copy any of my posts as long as you link back to the original tumblr post somewhere in your blog/website/etc containing the pictures/translation/info (Since I include original source links in my posts). I know sometimes that mistakes happen (especially when it’s big news and everyone wants to be the first person to deliver the news) but when it’s past a certain amount of time it stops becoming a plausible accident and it becomes straight up plagiarism.
Now that I finally got that out of my mind, I can feel less worried before I depart. Again, if you have any concerns or questions, please message me before 10pm PDT tonight. Thank you!
and in other related news if fiddlefords not allowed to go somewhere barefoot he probably wears crocs, crocs with socks, sandals and sandals with socks and if that doesnt go by a place’s dress code he heavily tips whoever the manager is to let him in
nah, like half of them seem a bit extra about being “method”. makes me roll my eyes tbh
“Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang) took mushrooms before a Skype call with the director and then proceeded to burn himself with a cigarette. In related news, he went to discuss his character’s look with the director only to have Ayer just start cutting off his hair; “I turned up to discuss my look, expecting we’d have a long discussion and slowly he refined it. David [Ayer] just walked right in, picked up some clippers and started shearing chunks of hair off my head. Eventually he said, ‘You look like bad news.’ Then he left.”
Cara Delevingne walked naked through a forest and howled like a wolf to prepare for the role of Enchantress.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who plays the cannibalistic Killer Croc, listened to tapes of Japanese cannibal and murderer Issei Sagawa to get into character while his prosthetics were applied.
Joel Kinnaman, who portrays Rick Flag, was given classified military videos by Ayer to watch. The actor described the footage as “horrific shit”.“
is this legit lmao?? i mean adewale and joel’s are like okay, i get that (classified military vids to an actor though… i don’t think so) but cara and jai’s is really wild like did cara really do that
Cannibalism is the nonconsensual consumption of another human’s body matter. In the United States, there are no laws against cannibalism per se, but the act of cannibalism would probably violate laws against murder and against desecration of corpses.
Note: People can consent to be eaten, but not if it ends in their death. Cases where a person gives full consent to be killed and their body eaten still ends up with the cannibal being sentenced for murder and body desecration.
Make sure your friend stays alive, yeah?
The easiest way to engage in cannibalism is to just ask someone who is pregnant if you can have their placenta after they’re finished with it. If you ARE that person, that’s called ‘autocannibalism'
Fun system things: we switch so rapidly and so smoothly that we often worry about telling our friends when it happens, because what if they think we’re doing it for attention? What if they think we’re making everything about us?
Is it weird that I don't really care when people get engaged?
It’s like ‘We’re still dating, like we always have, and we’re planning for a future together….like we always have.“
Like, okay? Good job? You’ve resolved that breaking up isn’t on the table, unless something REALLY BAD happens, in which case you might break up anyway? Isn’t it kinda pointless, then? It’s like updating your Facebook status, except you spent a lot of money on it.
You’re 'Hanging out’ then 'Dating’ then 'In a relationship’ then 'Facebook Official relationship’ then 'engaged’ and eventually maybe 'married’.
Marrying is kinda similar. Now you can file taxes differently, and other people will start bugging you to obtain children. In the end, you’re just promising that the two of you will carry on as you have been, with a chunk of metal and rock to seal the deal in symbolism. Hooray?
I know, loads of people put a ton of importance on weddings, the uniting of families, loving forever, bound in the eyes of a deity, the whole shebang. Idk, I never really romanticized it.
Meanwhile, I see Receptions as the one time in someone’s life where they can throw a gigantic party and say "No one can look prettier than me. I will be the cutest today, and you’ll all shower me with attention and praise.” - and all 200+ guests will play along. And then we all party and feast and make the party’s dedicated people feel like motherfucking monarchs floating amongst the peons.
That’s the part I like.
If I ever get married, there will be likely be zero fanfare about the wedding (Sign these legal documents, kiss, ok done), but a giant feast party for a reception. Lots of dancing, people telling anecdotes about us, praising me and my partner at every opportunity.
Sign the paper work, have a giant party, then go on with the life
The more you love a show, the more you hate a show
There are lots of shows I watch and I’m just like, “Okay, I see you doing stupid things. That’s fine. Continue doing stupid things, whatever.” Shows like Arrow. They just pass by, and if they want to be dumb, that’s cool.
But then there are shows like Sleepy Hollow. And because I know what this show is capable of, when it doesn’t live up to its potential, I get mad. Because even when it’s good (and I think tonight’s episode was very good), I see it making mistakes and not being its best self and that hurts me. Because it can be great. So I hate it because I love it. And there comes a time when there’s a tipping point and you have to walk away, but for now, I just want it to straighten up and fly right. Be all that it can be. And stop wasting time.
Productivity hints from a vastly unproductive person
As you may know, I am currently working on my thesis. I have nominally been working on my thesis for months. In reality, I’ve cumulatively been productive for about a month since New Year’s, because I am an incredibly unproductive person prone to procrastination. However, I have developed at least a small semblance of productivity and here’s how in a few steps:
Don’t expect too much of yourself: I had the dubious honour of being the first generation to fall in the new Bologna system at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This means that I don’t have to produce a proper 60+ pages thesis. In fact, my department has no length requirements. Because of that I gave myself the goal of producing 30 pages of text. Would I like to write a proper extensively researched thesis offering an in-depth analysis of fan fiction? Absolutely. Am I actually capable of it? Probably, if I spend the next two years forcing myself into it, but that would possibly make me like fandom less so I’m not doing that. 30 pages is a length which I can produce and which is still much longer than anything I have produced before, therefore I can be content with it.
Decide on a time and a space in which to work: this will allow you to properly separate the time when you’re working and the time when you’re not. For me, this means going to the local library which has some lovely places to work in. I instituted this policy after a month of unsuccessful attempts to work at home.
Allow yourself to procrastinate: bear with me on this one. If you are anything like me, you are going to procrastinate in any case. That’s a fact. So schedule the procrastination into your work plan. In my case this means going to the library about three hours before it closes with the knowledge that I will waste the first hour before forcing myself to start working for the last two. It also allows me plenty of time to be online before and after.
Make small intermediate goals: that will allow you to experience a feeling of satisfaction in the short term. So set a goal for the week, like producing 4 pages of text. If you’re having a crappy day, make the goal incredibly small, like just writing a sentence or a paragraph. I find that if I say I just have to write one paragraph, I actually often produce more than that just to complete a thought I had.
Don’t write in the final text format: At Uni in Slovenia the standard text formatting is TNR 12 with 1,5 line spacing and both-sided alignment. I always write the text in Words’ default setting, which is calibri 11 and 1,15 spacing. After I complete a section I change the format and it is incredibly satisfying to watch the half page of text suddenly fill up the whole page or seeing the page count go from 3 to 5 pages.
CLOSE THE SOCIAL MEDIA TABS ON YOUR COMPUTER AND PUT YOUR PHONE ON SILENT!!! This is one of the most important hints. If you don’t actually need internet access for your work, go so far as to turn of the wifi or disconnect the internet cable. In keeping with my previous hints, this doesn’t have to mean a complete disconnect. You can allow yourself to check Tumblr after you’ve done some of your work, but only if, like me, you follow a small amount of blogs and can get through the updates in less than 10 minutes. Otherwise stay away and check FB or something.
Tell people you’re planning on being productive: this helped me a lot, because it meant that I was, at least in some small way, accountable to people. It helps that people around me are generally undemanding and even my mum only asked me about how my thesis is going about 4 times in the last 5 months. If you have someone in your life who will give you low-key pressure but won’t bother you about it, tell them. (Don’t tell people who will bother you about it too much, though, cause then you’ll just be under too much pressure)
This has grown longer than I was expecting it to and seven is a good number, I think, so I’ll stop here. I hope this helps anyone and good luck on your future productive endeavors.
There are very few ‘Forested and Costumed’ ceremonies, little witchlets. You will rarely have the pomp and circumstance of prosession, robes, large groups, or huge bonfires that reach into the sky.
Your magic is no less valid because it lacks these things.
Here is my dusty old bathroom, with mildew stains in the tub and plastic baggies of spell ingredients sitting around. Here is my $1 incense holder, my dirty old horseshoe, and my -Z quality crystals. My chlorinated water and my McCormick spices. My soap a Wiccan friend makes, sitting next to my $4 shampoo.
Here also, is a silver ring in a crystal bowl of spring water, lying atop a drying cloth.
The homemade soap from a priestesses hands, to cleanse my hair and body.
The witches brew, awaiting the time for a final rinse.
Here are the offering flowers and pungent herbs, steaming and releasing their magic into the wallwards.
The salt to expel spirits, the iron to repel Fae and demonkind alike.
Your magic is what you make it. If I can describe my ritual two different ways: one ugly and self depreciating, one magical and beautiful…so can you.
Appearance means nothing to magic, unless you make it so.
So you might have noticed that I haven’t been around much lately and just wanted to let you all know why, and share some not really great news about my personal life.
I’ve been working extra hours to save up for my masters (which I’ll hopefully do this year), and been too exhausted to write or do anything but melt into my couch.
I was done with all my extra stuff this week, and I honestly thought I would finally show my metaphorical Tumblr face around and catch up with the fandom, however…
I’m not sure if some of you remember a few weeks back me complaining about having to go to the doctor because of a small cut in my nose that wouldn’t close, but long story short, the doctor then recommended me to a dermatologist who saw me today.
I’ve had this conversation like 6 times already today and I’m emotionally exhausted, but just wanted to share the not so great news.
The cut in my nose? It is very likely to be a benign form of Cancer.
I emphasis: benign.
That means it isn’t life threatening or going to seriously affect my health, hence why I’m not saying bad news but not so great news.
I’m having a biopsy done on the 15th of August, and then pending on the results I will have to get a small procedure done where they’ll basically get rid of the bad skin.
Been a rough day processing and basically calling a bunch of family members and having to have the same convo over and over again to break the news, et. (plus you know the crying, ugh, I hate when water leaks out of my eyes).
But it’s been cathartic and I have a good support system so really appreciating the people in my life atm.
Anyways, I’ve rambled for long enough!
It’s nothing to worry about, but it is something that I have to deal with so taking a bit of a break from tumblr to focus on sorting things out.
I prolly come back in a week or two once things settle down and family members stop offering to jump into planes to come be with me.
I don’t know what else to say other than see you soon!