and all these other people i can't tag

aceofalmonds  asked:

Hello! I read (and enjoyed!) the story you posted of your grandpa and his tree disposal methods, and so was looking for the story you mentioned of your other grandpa menacing a peach tree with a baseball bat, but can't seem to find it. Halp?

That would be because I haven’t posted it yet!  Many people have requested the story mentioned in the tags “Grandpa Menaces a Peach Tree With A Baseball Bat”, So here it is, with a side of “Grandpa Menaces The Iowa Relatives With Giant Corn”

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For the Full Context of this tale, you have to understand how my dad’s side of the family got to America in the first place.  Prior to 1917, they were all farmers of limited success that migrated from county to county, trying not to starve, until a covey of the Fitzpatricks heard that they could be shoveling shit in Grand Americay, far away from the people they owed money to, so they all fucked off to Iowa and somehow made a fortune in the real-estate business in the middle of the depression.  Despite now being comfortably middle-class, they never actually gave up farming, and having a pair of glowing green thumbs was a point of pride in the family.

So, when Grandpa moved out to California, specifically to the Salinas Valley, which is where an absurd percentage of the country’s food is grown because it’s full of probably the world’s most stupidly good soil,  Grandpa had to continue the tradition and set up a garden in the backyard, planted various crops and flowers in January because fuck you this is coastal California, I can start stuff in the middle of winter, and invited his sister Leone and her growing brood of (at the time, 5, later 9 children) out to visit.

They came out in July, to escape the Midwest humidity and Butter fetish for a time, when the corn is typically getting to be around knee-height if things are going well.  Grandpa spent a long time asking how things were back on the farm, plying them with ice tea and grandma’s lethal Angel Food cake, before politely inviting Leone and her Husband Scotty out back to see how his patch was doing, oh its not much really, just a bit of fun for me and the children-

Scotty and Leone stared at the nine-foot-tall goddamn corn which was already setting fruit because it had been going since January.  At the watermelon plant that had taken over the side-yard, and at the other oversize and thriving crops that had taken over grandpa’s yard.  There was a few moments of awed silence.

“Well fuck you Edwin.” Scotty eventually said, before Leone whopped him over the head and the rest of the visit was a pleasant diversion.

the following spring though, Grandpa received a package from Iowa, specifically a small peach tree with a note saying “With Love, Scotty.”

Leone knew better than to engage in such shenanigans, because this is irish-agrarian passive-aggressive Bullshittery at its absolute finest.  “Sure, yeah, you can do corn.  Any asshole can do corn.  TRY THIS FUSSY-ASS PEACH VARIETAL INSTEAD, YOU ASS”  is perhaps a more accurate translation.

Grandpa, not about to be intimidated by a mere tree, planted that sucker in the front yard and proceeded to pamper it- bone meal fertilizer, a brand-new irrigation system, the works.  Hell, he would go out some times and talk to the darn thing.  It flowered, and he borrowed a behive from one of the local farmers to make DARN SURE that it got pollinated, because he was going to mail peaches to Scotty for Christmas, that asshole.

The tree. Did not. fruit.

That fall, grandpa reccived a letter from Scotty, asking after a couple paragraphs of circumlocutions, how that tree he sent was doing?

Grandpa got up, made himself a martini, picked up Dad’s baseball bat, and walked out to the front yard to have a discussion with the Peach tree.  

“I’ve just received a letter.”  he explained, waving the paper at the tree. “Asking when you’re going to fruit.  Now, I think I’ve held up my responsibilities to you as your caretaker, so it’s time for you to start providing.  Do you understand?  This spring, you better start fruiting or I will personally take this bat to you and turn you to into kindling.”

He stepped close to the tree, sticking his face in the branches as though whispering into it’s hypothetical ear. “Do not test me, you little shit.”

The next week, the tree bloomed out of season, and by February, it had set an obscene amount of fruit, which grandpa gleefully turned into preserves and mailed back to Iowa.

anonymous asked:

I saw someone headcanoning that Sero and Bakugou had this friends with benefits thing in the past in which they would make out sometimes just for fun. I really liked that idea. How would you think Kaminari and Kirishima would react to that? Do you think they'd get jealous or?

  • Cartoonz: you fucking furry
  • Delirious: I didn't come here to be slandered like this

Um… do like Billy haters realize that they’re being actually even worse then the character they hate so much? They’re literally sending hate messages and tell innocent people to kill themselves over a FICTIONAL character?? (no jokes here, I saw it myself). Like are you for real?

Seriously, this needs to stop! If you get so angry over a fictional character, and can’t get over it, why in the first place you’re looking through the tag of this character and then go and send hate messages to people who actually like him?? This’s literal bylling, do you realize that? Just stay aside, no one forces you to like him. But what you’re doing here is in a whole different level, cause this’s fucking real! You can’t just go and tell people to kill themselves! And you’re thinking that we’re so bad for simply liking a character, when in fact it’s the other way around.

STOP bullying and harrasing real people, please! (Billy haters, you’re the worst, I swear to god).

Honestly, I’m so used to being in the closet that I sometimes catch myself implying that I’m straight around people I’m already out to. So I just wanna give a s/o to any other LGBT+ person who catches themselves doing the same thing. Don’t beat yourself up if you accidentally use the wrong pronouns for yourself or if you have to pretend that you’re straight – it’s not your fault that you were forced to be closeted for so long. You’re doing fine.

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A shoddily-drawn response to a Twitter rant shared by an illustrator I admire.

The fact is, most human beings have at least some racist/ethnocentrist influences that affect their ideas. It’s literally impossible to avoid. 

You can recognize this and be attentive to your own thinking about members of other groups (and your own) without making the fallacious claim that all white people are racist, or that white people are especially racist, or that racism is only harmful if it’s coming from white people.

Being white doesn’t make you racist. 

Stereotypes aren’t the solution to racism. 

Do people the basic courtesy of treating them as individuals, and encourage others to do the same.

In Regards to Hate: On Victuuri

I don’t know what suddenly happened again but there’s a shitton of hate for Victuuri/Viktuuri(/etc) in the tags lately. People are welcome to feel however they want for a particular ship, but I just wanted to give my two cents by tackling the common complaints I’ve seen. I’ll start from the beginning so I’ll be addressing basically all the arguments against this ship I’ve seen so far. I’ve tried to maintain some sort of order for these, but honestly I just winged it at some point.  A lot of these arguments are also heavily character-based, so keep in mind that I’ll be deconstructing several scenes as well as character motivations as I go.  (As a note, this assumes you’ve seen the whole show. Also, I’m only using canon evidence from the show itself.)

This is like an informal follow-up to my super old post but also not really.

No I’m not avoiding work why would you say that.

WARNING: This is a massive post/wall of text. Grab popcorn.

Keep reading

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A short little comic idea I’ve had for a while. Didn’t want to draw it until now because I wanted it to ‘look nice’, but now I threw out the’ look nice’ part and just drew it. This is how I felt about the Undertale fandom.

I had played the game but was slightly scared to dig deeper into the fandom to find out what all new designs meant. I didn’t fall into the ‘AU world’ until I saw loverofpiggies Error sans. I swam even deeper into the AU fandom when I found comyet Ink Sans and I’ve only continued to love every new AU and drawing I see and come across.

Thank you for making me love Undertale, this is the best fandom I’ve ever been in and I plan to stay for a loooong time.

@loverofpiggies @comyet @corefrisk @askspacesans @danny-trash @renrink @kuttiesstuff @miya-sheep @tratserenoyreve @yoralim @ttoba @undertaleau

(Now that my tagging wants to work, I tag everyone who helped me absolutely love the Undertale AU universe. The blogs that I found first and made me understand the fandom more. Everyone deserves all the love, everyone in this whole fandom. Hugs for everyone, you are an amazing person every single one of you. I love you tagged people for making me love Undertale. And I love you other people who aren’t tagged because you are who you are.)

You ever wanna like… Remake your blog, start over fresh, pretend tumblr isn’t a mess?

And then you remember everything you love is obscure so like… Its just gonna be Me showing up in the Girl Genius tag or something wearing a dumb hat and glasses and pretending that there’s No Way it could POSSIBLY be me what makes you think that no sir you’re mistaken

  • what she says: yeah don't worry about me, I'm fine
  • what she means: I just want to be loved like Percy loves Annabeth or how Grover loves Juniper or how they all care about each other even if something goes wrong aka Luke Castellan we don't even care about people anymore it's just us saying "I want the iPhone 7 but my parents said no so they suck." We can't even love each other, I want be to be loved, I NEED to be loved, we all do, just once I want to be like a perfect person in a perfect world, but sadly it's not possible in the real world nor fictional world

this bi awareness week, let’s be aware of bi people who are also:

  • trans
  • nonbinary
  • genderqueer
  • genderfluid
  • bigender
  • polygender
  • two spirit
  • demigender
  • antigender
  • aporagender
  • maverique
  • neutrois
  • agender
  • intergender
  • intersex
  • aromantic
  • asexual
  • demiromantic
  • demisexual
  • grayromantic
  • graysexual
  • acespec
  • arospec
  • aplatonic
  • not white
  • of color
  • black
  • latinx
  • asian
  • native 
  • dark skinned
  • jewish
  • muslim
  • rromani
  • mixed race
  • fat
  • disabled
  • not able bodied
  • neurodivergent
  • mentally ill
  • hypersexual
  • young
  • old
  • polyamorous

we exist and are all wonderful and valid!!!!!!!

when raven said “do you know what it’s like to be in pain every day,” i remembered every time i have ever said those exact words to people who don’t understand.

when raven said that she wanted to go back to space because that was the last time she felt free, i remembered every time i wished for things i used to be able to do before my chronic pain started.

when raven chose her own path instead of following the one that other people have set out for her, i thought of every time i have refused medication or have had to stand up for myself because i know what i want to do with my body, no matter how sick or in pain i am.

raven reyes is important representation for people with chronic pain. we may not be a large group but we’re here and we love raven reyes with all of our hearts.

I heard you like AUs in your AUs???? 

Update!

I am recovering from the cancer surgery, and haven’t been around tumblr much (thank god for that, evidently). I’m going back to work for two days next week, and then I’ll have the rest of the week off for the Thanksgiving holiday, so I’ll be able to rest a little more if needed.

Mostly I’m just still tired and adjusting to my new meds. I have a little pain, but nothing major. Alas, I have said goodbye to the good drugs, and I’m strictly working with Tylenol. Next stage of treatment will be in January, in which I go ALL IN with radioactivity.

I’m just hoping I get superpowers out of this whole thing. :D

Thank you for all the good wishes and the messages you sent. I really appreciate all the love and support from you all.

This is an appreciation post for anyone who has ever put down words onto paper, no matter the length, no matter the content. You created ideas and pictures out of letters and thoughts and you let other people in and read your mind. You did it even when it seemed daunting and impossible; sometimes it was hard, sometimes it was too hard. But you did it. And you’ve done more than you know.

You are a writer.

Thank you from all of us.

What happens when @its-me-lsp leads the dance? THIS! Hnnnn touching!.. We talked about this! )^F<

( My GOD this was supposed to be a small doodle but oooh I just love these two so much I couldn’t stop there! <’D )

( I wonder when is she going to notice he can’t hear any of the music 8l… )

facebook may be a horrible trash fire site but at least there I know that my queer friends will always be supportive of each other

I’ve been tagged to post a selfie by @volheimdallr, @elixmia, and @aleksandroskaya (absolute goddesses). Thanks, lovelies! 🖤 Here’s one that I posted to my about me page but never uploaded because I had a blonde moment, apparently.

I tag you all back as well as @daughterofthestorm @sophiethesophist @lorahardt @eloquent-cabbage @death-delirium @bloodofheroes @tarinya-quinn @victoria-krueger @blackfemalemetalhead @postorganichallucinations @quasarior @misshammett @wrestlethedevil @ashesofthepaleserpent @odinswarhorse @shakespeare-was-a-metalhead @lothloriennes @seventiescherry @my-sxe-world @sanguineacedia @kidzbopdeathmetal @ensomsjel @themcnelson @beardowulf @goodbye-to-gravity @yggdrasill– and all my other mutuals!

anonymous asked:

I can't tell if I have schizoid PD comorbid with other disorders, or if I have autism. I can't remember enough of my childhood to say if my symptom were present then, and I don't have anyone who knew me then who would remember. Can you explain the differences between schizoid and autism?

[schizoid ask] also, I tried looking up the differences and everything Google gives me is wrong and ableist. It all says that the difference is that autistic people have low empathy and that schizoid people are uninterested in social interaction. (aside from repetitive behaviors, sensory issues, etc.) also, I tried searching your tags to see if this was answered and couldn’t find anything, but Tumblr is really confusing for me.

I don’t think we’ve done a comparison of autism and schizotypal yet, so this is a great question! I’m going to start by listing the traits of Schizotypal Personality Disorder (STPD) as they are in the DSM-5. The bolded items overlap with autism and the italicized items may be confused with autistic traits. After, I will discuss these traits in more detail. (Hang on, this might be a long one)

Schizotypal Traits according to the DSM-5:

  • Confused boundaries between self and others
  • Distorted self-concept
  • Emotional expression often not congruent with context or internal experience
  • Unrealistic or incoherent goals
  • No clear set of internal standards
  • Pronounced difficulty understanding impact of own behaviors on others
  • Frequent misinterpretations of others’ motivations and behaviors
  • Marked impairments in developing close relationships, associated with mistrust and anxiety
  • Odd, unusual, or bizarre behavior or appearance
  • Saying unusual or inappropriate things
  • Odd or unusual thought processes
  • Vague, circumstantial, metaphorical, over-elaborate, or stereotyped thought or speech
  • Odd sensations in various sensory modalities
  • Thought content and views of reality that are viewed by others as bizarre or idiosyncratic
  • Unusual experiences of reality
  • Little reaction to emotionally arousing situations
  • Constricted emotional experience and expression 
  • Indifference or coldness
  • Preference for being alone to being with others
  • Reticence in social situations
  • Avoidance of social contacts and activity
  • Lack of initiation of social contact
  • Expectations of - and heightened sensitivity to - signs of interpersonal ill-intent or harm
  • Doubts about loyalty and fidelity of others
  • Feelings of persecution

Ok. So, as we can see, there’s actually quite a bit of overlap and confusion between these two diagnoses. So let’s dive into examining these aspects. 

Traits shared between Autism and Schizotypal:

  • Emotional expression often not congruent with context or internal experience
  • Pronounced difficulty understanding impact of own behaviors on others
  • Frequent misinterpretations of others’ motivations and behaviors
  • Odd, unusual, or bizarre behavior or appearance
  • Saying unusual or inappropriate things
  • Vague, circumstantial, metaphorical, over-elaborate, or stereotyped thought or speech
  • Reticence in social situations
  • Lack of initiation of social contact

So, let’s explore these shared traits. Both autistic people and people with STPD may have emotional expression that does not match the situation or our internal experiences. This is a trait shared amongst several diagnoses including schizo-spectrum diagnoses. 

Autistic people often have difficulty understanding the impact of our actions upon others due to impaired theory of mind. From the research I’ve done, it seems that theory of mind is also the root of this difficulty in STPD. 

Autistic people often misinterpret others’ motivations and behaviors due to a combination of difficulty reading nonverbal cues and impaired theory of mind. In STPD, this difficulty is the result of impaired theory of mind and paranoia. 

Both autistic people and people with STPD may have odd, unusual, or bizarre behavior or appearance. For autistic people, this often relates to not understanding the social rules that govern behavior and appearance.  With STPD, this relates to a disregard for social norms rather than a lack of understanding. 

Saying unusual or inappropriate things is similar to unusual behavior/appearance. With autism, this generally relates to not understanding social norms while, with STPD, it’s associated with a disregard for social norms. 

Autistic people often engage in stereotyped thought or speech (echologia/echolalia), but do not generally have vague, circumstantial, metaphorical, or over-elaborate speech, though it could be construed that way by others at times. 

So, I actually had to look up reticence and apparently reticent means “not revealing one’s thoughts or feelings readily.” This is a pretty common thing with autism (reduced social sharing). 

And, finally, we come to a lack of initiation of social contact. Autistic people often don’t initiate social interaction because of difficulty with the social rules surrounding this matter. With STPD, this seems to be more related to paranoia. 

Traits of Schizotypal that may be confused with Autistic traits

  • Marked impairments in developing close relationships, associated with mistrust and anxiety
  • Odd sensations in various sensory modalities
  • Little reaction to emotionally arousing situations
  • Preference for being alone to being with others
  • Avoidance of social contacts and activity

The first trait listed above is similar to autism, except for the reasoning. Difficulty developing close relationships for autistic people tends to stem from our difficulties with social rules, nonverbal cues, etc. However, with STPD, it is specified that these difficulties are associated with mistrust and anxiety. While autistic people may be mistrusting or anxious about developing close relationships, this is generally due to either a comorbidity or our experiences as autistic people in a neurotypical world.

Odd sensations in various sensory modalities could be confused with autistic sensory processing differences as autistic people can often sense things that others cannot. However, with autism, these sensations are caused by real sensory input which with STPD, the odd sensations may not be connected to real sensory input. 

Autistic may not appear to be reacting to emotionally arousing situations, but, in general, this is because of how intensely we are feeling things. Thus, with autism, it is due to too much emotion while this trait in STPD is focused on an actual absence of emotion in these situations. 

I’m going to cover the last two together. While autistic people vary greatly in how much social interaction we desire, many of us crave social interaction, but simply have difficulty with social interaction and thus may start to avoid situations that could prove challenging/stressful/confusing. As such, this is not an autistic trait but rather something autistic people may experience, possibly in relation to autistic traits. Whereas, with STPD, avoidance of social interaction/preference is a defined trait in and of itself.  

Traits that are just Schizotypal

  • Confused boundaries between self and others
  • Distorted self-concept
  • Unrealistic or incoherent goals
  • No clear set of internal standards
  • Odd or unusual thought processes
  • Thought content and views of reality that are viewed by others as bizarre or idiosyncratic
  • Unusual experiences of reality
  • Constricted emotional experience and expression
  • Indifference or coldness
  • Expectations of - and heightened sensitivity to - signs of interpersonal ill-intent or harm
  • Doubts about loyalty and fidelity of others
  • Feelings of persecution

This leaves us with the traits of Schizotypal that truly distinguish it from autism. I hope this helps you figure out your diagnosis! 

-Sabrina