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We broke the record for most raised by an online sweepstakes ever. Not just by Prizeo. Everrrrrr.

So you’ve made my mom the coolest board member on the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. To that I am always grateful. And you’ve done an amazing thing and supported an incredible organization in its time of need.

Thank you video from Lin-Manuel Miranda
for contributors to the December 2016
Hamilton Across America Prizeo
benefiting Planned Parenthood

i’m so glad i made that post listing Shiro’s symptoms of mental illness because (a) it’s actually getting notes and that warms my heart so much because i highkey thought fandom would ignore it and (b) it’s so useful to have as a reference for any future discussions about Shiro’s mental health and i really hope other people find it useful too not just for writing fics but also as a reference post for discussions about Shiro’s mental illness


hey guys! so this week’s video is focused on the overwhelming crippling fear of the vastness of the universe and the inevitably of death…u know, fun relatable content. hope you enjoy and as always if you like/comment/subscribe i hope you have a great day!!
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Absolute, the Language of God

The immortal language that writes the very fabric of most stable realities (and a few unstable ones) is known as Absolute. This description is a bit misleading, though; it is a language in the same way that computer coding is a language. It is not something that any being would use to communicate with one another, but instead allows the universe to function through careful rules and laws. Also like computer code it’s not meant to actually be spoken, merely read by the realm as it works. Try saying “>|>_^|_|_” aloud, for example–not a verbal description of the symbols, but the symbols themselves. This should give a small idea of the difficulty most beings have trying to speak it.

Not that it’s stopped anyone from trying.

Transcended beings know Absolute by default due to the conditions of their birth merging them with their home realm. Speaking it aloud is what gives them command over reality that no magic–even divine–can match. The allure of being able to, for lack of a better term, “program” things into timespace, to “hack” the very universe, is nearly irresistible. The races of man and fae are unintentionally familiar with the language, due to the millennia of translation efforts finally managing to scrawl them down as spells known as Power Words.

Power Words are phrases of Absolute butchered enough to fit through a human throat, and work akin to speaking the true language. Power Word Death, for example, is “any being that is not the speaker capable of both hearing the speaker and dying must die.” The Power Word Death is not killing the targets, it’s convincing reality that the targets must die upon listening.

Power Words are mighty magics but are severely limited in what they can do, while true Absolute is limited only by the speaker’s vocabulary and ability to actually vocalize the words. To go with the computer metaphor again, Power Words are premade scripts, while true Absolute is someone making their own.

the whole discourse about 14 year olds having crushes on adults is just….. some very young teenagers can’t help but have crushes on older people because hey it happens and they didn’t know any better. it’s ultimately the adults’ responsibility to tell the kid that it’s not gonna happen because they’re the goddamn adult of the situation

idk man it reminds me of old-ass anime tropes where little girls have crushes on men twice their age. crushes happen but yeah


I mean, yeah. I wasn’t tagging. I just want everyone to come to a bit of a truce.

“Don’t fully excuse things just because they’re fictional. Fantasy is great, but there are consequences for taking it too far.”

Some people can’t separate fiction from reality, and it’s scary that it even has to come to this. Aside from that, the main issue is that everyone goes to extremes.

People get lumped in together and can’t separate. Decent people get called out, and they have no chance to explain themselves. Past wrongdoings are brought up, even if they’ve been resolved. This website is a mess.

  • me: they hurt me!! I'm gonna be distant! that'll show them!
  • them: hey
  • me: hey ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ซ

tfw ur trying to write plot but ur brain only provides you with out-of-sequence snippets built on vague ideas and an endless number of potential outcomes that develop and branch out unnaturally over an unspecified timespan