amber apple

I feel like American social conservatives used to sell a certain trade-off to justify bigotry.  It wasn’t one I agreed with, but it was one I could kind of understand.

There was this ideal of a Mayberry America–a land of prosperous small towns where everyone lives in 2.7-child families with a skilled-tradesman father and stay-at-home mother, every family in town turns up to the 4th of July barbecue, and Jesus Flag Apple Pie Amber Waves Of Grain.

Mayberry America isn’t a good thing; the whole image is conspicuously and intentionally exclusive of LGBTQ people, non-white people, non-Christian people, disabled people, and anyone who doesn’t want a social role so prescriptive that Brave New World seems like anarchy.  But you can kind of see the appeal. You can see how for a certain type of person how it might give them warm and fuzzy feelings, how it might be their hope for the country.

But now I feel like even that hope has disappeared.  The pretext of “we have to be cruel because Mayberry only works if everyone fits in” is gone and replaced with cruelty in a vacuum.  People who have no interest in a traditional nuclear family are still homophobic anyway.  People who have no Christian faith or community still hate Muslims and Jews.  “A women’s place is in the home” misogyny has given way to “grab them by the pussy” misogyny.

Even as someone who had no place in Mayberry to begin with, I find this disheartening.

  • Daesung: can you show me how to get to sesame Street?
  • Jiyong: wait until 11:11, Close your eyes, spin around five times, hit the pinata, and when all the candy comes pouring out just run straight through it.
  • Jiyong: once you're through, you'll meet a Llama named Amber. Give Amber $20 and a apple and she'll take you to Narnia, where you'll find $5 on the ground.
  • Jiyong: use this money to get to hogwarts express where you will meet up with Skrillex who will give you a map which will lead you to a year with journey through the Australian outback and once you're completely lost, you will stumble upon good old sesame street. Good luck and have fun!
  • Daesung: .......that was creative
  • Jiyong: thank you
Acceptable oc names - Mountain clans

- A - Acorn, Adder, Alder, Amber, Ant, Apple, Ash, Ashen, Aspen, Arctic

-B- Badger, Bark, Bat, Bear,Beaver, Bee,Beech,Beetle, Berry, Birch,Bird, Black, Blaze, Blizzard, Bloom, Blossom, Blue, Blur, Boulder, Bounce, Bracken, Bramble, Branch, Breeze, Briar, Bright, Brindle, Bristle, Brittle, Broken, Brook, Buck, Bumble, Buzzard

-C- Cedar, Cheetah, Cherry, Chestnut, Cinder, Claw, Cloud, Clover, Cold, Copper, Comfrey, Coyote, Cream, Creek, Cricket, Crooked, Crow, Crouch

-D-Daisy, Dapple, Dark, Dawn, Dead, Deer, Defiant, Dew, Doe, Dog, Dove, Drift, Duck, Dusk, Dust, Dusty-

-E- Eagle, Ebony, Echo, Elm, Ember, Evening

-F- Falcon, Fallen, Fallow, Fang, Fawn, Feather, Fennel, Fern, Finch, Fir, Fire, Fish, Flame, Flare, Flash, Flint, Flicker, Freckle, Flower, Fly, Fog, Forest, Fox, Free, Frog, Frost, Frozen, Furze, Fuzzy

-G- Gentle, Ginger, Glacier, Glen, Gold, Golden, Goose, Gorge, Gorse, Grass, Gray, Green

-H- Hail, Half, Hare, Hawk, Haven, Hazel, Heather, Heavy, Heron, Hickory, Hollow, Holly, Honey, Hoot, Hop, Hope

-I- Ice, Icy, Ivy, Ivory

-J- Jagged, Jaguar, Jay, Juniper

-K-Kestrel, Kink

-L- Lake, Larch, Lark, Lavender, Leaf, Leopard, Lichen, Light, Lightning, Lilac, Lily, Lion, Little, Lizard, Log, Long, Lost, Loud, Love, Lynx

-M- Maggot, Mallow, Maple, Marigold, Marsh, Meadow, Midnight, Milk, Minnow, Mint, Missing, Mist, Misty, Mole, Moon, Moose, Morning, Moss, Mossy, Moth, Mottle, Mouse, Mud, Mumble

-N- Narrow, Needle, Nettle, Newt, Night, Nimble, Nut

-O- Oak, Oaken, Odd, Olive, One, Orchid, Otter, Owl, Old

-P- Pale, Pansy, Parsley, Patch, Pebble, Pelted, Perch, Petal, Pike, Pine, Plum, Pod, Pond, Pool, Poppy, Pounce, Prey, Preying, Prickle, Primrose, Puddle

-Q- Quail, Quick, Quiet

-R- Rabbit, Raccoon, Ragged, Rain, Rapid, Rat, Rattle, Rare, Raven, Red, Reed, Ripple, River, Robin, Rock, Rouge, Rose, Rowan, Rubble, Running, Rush, Russet, Rye

-S- Sage, Salmon, Sand, Scorch, Sedge, Seed, Shade, Shadow, Sharp, Shattered, Shell, Short, Shred, Shrew, Shy, Silver, Skink, Sky, Slight, Sleek, Sleet, Slug, Small, Smoke, Snail, Snake, Sneeze, Snow, Song, Soft, Soot, Sorrel, Spark, Sparrow, Speckle, Spider, Splash, Spotted, Squirrel, Stag, Starling, Stone, Storm, Stream, Stride, Stripe, Stumpy, Sun, Sunny, Swallow, Swan, Sweet, Swift

-T- Tadpole, Tall, Talon, Tangle, Tangled, Tansy ,Tall, Talon, Tangle, Tansy, Tattered, Tawny, Thaw, Tin, Thistle, Thorn, Thrush, Thunder, Thyme, Tiger, Timber, Tiny, Toad, Torn, Tree, Trout, Tumble, Tulip, Turtle, Twig, Twisted

-V- Vine, Violet, Viper, Vixen, Vole

-W- Walnut, Wasp, Water, Weasel, Web, Weed, Wet, Whisker, Whisper, White, Wild, Willow, Wind, Wing, Wish, Wolf, Wood, Wooly, Worm, Wren-

-Y- Yarrow, Yellow, Yew

.acorn, .ash, .back, .bee, .belly, .berry, .bite, .bird, .blaze, .blizzard, .bloom, .blossom, .boulder, .bounce, .bracken, .branch, .breeze,
.briar, .bright, .brook, .burr, .bush, .call, .chaser, .claw, .cloud, .crash, .creek, .cry, .dapple, .dawn, .dew, .dream, .drop, .dusk, .dust, .ear, .ears, .ember, .eye, .eyes, .face, .fall, .fang, .fawn, .feather, .fern, .fin, .fire, .fish, .flame, .flight, .flood, .flower, .fog, .foot, .fox, .frost, .fur,
.gale, .gaze, .gleam, .goose, .grass, .growl, .hail, .hare, .hawk, .haze, .heart, .heather, .holly, .hollow, .ice, .ivy, .jaw, .jump, .kit, .leaf, .leap, .leg, .legs, .light, .lightning, .lily, .mask, .minnow, .mint, .mist, .moon, .moss, .mouse, .moth, .muzzle, .nettle, .night, .nose, .nut, .oak,
.pad, .patch, .path, .paw, .peak, .pelt, .petal, .pool, .poppy, .pounce, .puddle, .purr, .quill, .rain, .rapid, .reed, .ripple, .rise, .river, .roar,
.rock, .root, .rose, .run, .runner, .rush, .sage, .sayer, .scar, .screech, .seed, .seeker, .shade, .shadow, .shell, .shine, .sky, .slash, .slip,
.snap, .snout, .snow, .soil, .song,  .spark, .speck, .spirit, .splash,
.spot, .spots, .spring, .star, .stalk, .stalker, .stem, .stem, .step, .sting, .stone, .storm, .streak, .stream, .strike, .stripe, .sun, .swipe, .swirl, .swoop, .tail, .talon, .thicket, .thistle, .thorn, .throat, .tip, .toe, .toes, .tooth, .tree, .tuft, .twig, .twist, .wail, .watcher, .water, .weed, .whisker, .whiskers, .whisper, .willow, .wind, .wing, .wish, .yawn, .yowl

The House Aesthetics

Hufflepuff- scarves, dandelions, labradors, apple cider, amber, apologizing too much

Gryffindor- forgetting about inside voices, tree houses, sea urchins, neon signs, confetti

Slytherin- obsidian, keeping secrets, peppermint, silk, origami

Ravenclaw- pencil smudges, harp, knee high socks, correcting people’s grammar, egg shells

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  • name: Hope
  • nicknames: i don’t really have any tbh LOL
  • zodiac sign: Capricorn
  • height: *kris jenner voice* ….i don’t wanna say it….
  • nationality: American’t keep a country in check
  • favourite fruit: Pomegranate 
  • favourite season: Winter
  • favourite book: the entire Harry Potter series lmaoooo
  • favourite flower: Lilacs and Roses
  • favourite scent: uhhh…… bath and body work’s sensual amber??? cinnamon, apples, citrus
  • favourite colour: pastel blue, lilac, neon blue & red, black
  • favourite animal: i’m kind of a slut for wolves :// cat’s are a close second
  • coffee, tea, or hot cocoa: i can go through like 10 cups of tea a day but i’m more of a vodka person if i had to say so myself
  • average sleep hours: sometimes i sleep 4 hours other times i sleep 14 hours there is no in between LOL
  • cat or dog person: cats 
  • favourite fictional character: well if you follow me to this graveyard you’ll find a lot of them there………………
  • number of blankets you sleep with: one 
  • dream trip: idk man anywhere that’s not america right now is a dream trip take my bi ass away from it
  • blog created: like.. november 2012, but i didn’t start using it until 2013
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