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Auras

I want to dispell a myth that surrounds aura reading so that new witchlings don’t get out off by it.

There are all these lists going around on what colors mean, in how they are to be read and interpreted; however aura reading isn’t always that, for lack of a better term, black and white.

I’m my personal expirence, and as someone who used auras quite frequently, it’s not as simple as placing someone against a white wall, looking at them and learning what type of person they are.

Youb have to associate your own meanings. Most of the time, you can’t see a person’s personal aura because your emotions change it to what you feel.

I had a partner who vibed purple, who ended up abusing me. Now people with purple auras make my physically ill to be around.

I once saw someone as golden, vibrant and shining. They used me, and I still saw them the bright gold because I wanted to believe that were good.

Find your own meanings for colors, learn to associate your own projected colors, vs their true colors.


This has been an aura reading psa.

Reason to Love Namjoon: Not only did he go around taking pics of all the members behind the scenes, but he actually curated the best photos and shared them with us.

Obi-Wan: [text] I know I am going to regret this, but what’s wrong, Anakin?
Anakin: what do u mean 
Anakin: nothings wrong
Anakin: y would u think that?
Obi-Wan: I saw your post. Clearly you want to talk about something. 
Anakin: no y do u think that
Obi-Wan: Allow me to copy > paste: “hungry and tired and cold but probably shouldnt expect much else today #soalone #asusual #iseehowitisudontthinkimasimportantasthecouncil #justsayin” ?
Obi-Wan: A little hard for me to not feel like that post was directed at me. 
Anakin: well it wasnt 
Anakin: anyways im too cold to text rn ttyl 
Obi-Wan: Anakin, honestly. I will be home from this mission in a couple of days, can we talk about this then?
Anakin: i dont even know if ill be home tbh im looking at apartment rentals
Obi-Wan: Anakin they don’t let Jedi live off-campus. Also you don’t have enough money for an apartment on Coruscant. 
Anakin: i have enough for a motel on the lower levels what do u care where i live 
Obi-Wan: What did I do?
Anakin: nothing obvs its my fault for remembering a special day that clearly doesnt matter to u
Obi-Wan: It’s not your birthday. Or Valentine’s Day. 
Anakin: pffft yeah bc if it was valentines day id have a brand new pair of socks from u to cherish 🙄
Obi-Wan: Force, can you please just let that go already? Besides, I thought you liked the socks. 
Anakin: dont tell me how to feel im not the one who forgot something this important!!!!

Obi-Wan: [text] You’ve seen Anakin’s posts, I presume?
Ahsoka: lol yup 😁  
Obi-Wan: On a scale of 1 to 10, how likely am I to ever figure out on my own which obscure holiday or anniversary he’s upset about me forgetting?
Ahsoka: 0. he’s REALLY reaching this time.
Obi-Wan: Damn it. 
Ahsoka: I COULD help u master kenobi but also it IS pretty entertaining, soooo…😈
Obi-Wan: I understand. Let the negotiations begin. 

(Ahsoka absolutely loves using this stuff to her advantage. And you KNOW Anakin is the undefeated champion of dramatic vagueposting when he wants attention.) 

(This edition of Anakin Skywalker’s Ridiculous Neediness for @darthluminescent, who is pretty much always here for Anakin’s spoiled antics.) 

Polyamory

A neat analogy I thought of and will start using from now on. People who have a hard time understanding and ask tired old questions about poly relationships could think of polyamory kind of as having pets; Would you ask a pet owner these questions?

  • “Isn’t one pet enough for you?”
  • “So… Which one of your cats is the dog?”
  • “But which one of these pet is the REAL pet you know THE Pet?”
  • “Which one of your pets you love the most?” (follow-up question ”it’s the one you have had the longest am I right”)
  • “Are you confused? I don’t understand why you have a rat and a lizard, can’t you just pick one?”

…or make these statements?

  • “SOME of us haven’t got even one.”
  • “And you have multiple; that’s greedy/selfish.”
  • “Some day you’ll realize which one is THE Pet and dump the other(s).”

Of course I don’t own my partners in a way one would own a pet, but maybe this analogy makes it easier to see how absurd some of those questions are.

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How ad should be done.

This time, pure shitty shitpost.

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People on Tumblr describing Ravenclaws: Ah yes it is i a CEREBRAL ravenclaw please excuse me for my COLD HAUGHTY personality it is because I AM SO WISE. I must spend the greater part of my existence in IMPECCABLY ORGANISED, intimidatingly beautiful scholarly or minimalist locales so as to ease the machinations of my INCREDIBLE LOGICAL MIND please excuse me my minute-by-minute daily plan says it’s time to draw up tomorrow’s minute-by-minute daily plan.

p. much the only Ravenclaw that the books actually tell us anything about: hi I wear vegetable-themed jewellery and draw on my own ceiling


"Our Elf"

A Parody of “Gaston”
Music by: Alan Menken
Original Lyrics by: Howard Ashman

Parody Lyrics by: Anna Kjartansdottir @icelandicandamess & Casper Andrews @veggiesaurusrex-grrr

ICEMAN
Gosh it disturbs me to see you, fuzz ball, looking so down in the dumps
Everyone here loves to see you, Wagner
Even though bamfs are cute chumps
There’s no man in school as beloved as you, the institute’s favorite guy

Everyone’s awed and inspired by you
And it’s not very hard to see why

No one’s kind like our elf
No one’s fine like our elf
No one loves entertaining his friends like our elf
For there’s no man upstate half as silly
Perfect, a pure paragon
You can ask any Scott, Rogue or Kitty
And they’ll say who’s shoulder they’ll always lean on

X-MEN
No one’s fit as our elf
sharper wit than our elf

WOLVERINE
And everyone knows when to quit ‘cept our elf

NIGHTCRAWLER
I’m fully aware I’m exasperating

X-MEN
My, what a guy, fuzz ball!!!!

ICEMAN
Give five hurrahs, give 12 hip-hips! Kurt Wagner’s the best and the rest are all-

NIGHTCRAWLER (spoken)
God’s beloved children!

X-MEN
No one fights like our elf,
Or wears tights like our elf
Nobody can light up our lives like our elf
For there’s no one who’s as full of raw talent

NIGHTCRAWLER
Well I did spend some years training hard

ICEMAN
Not a bit of him is scraggly or scrawny

NIGHTCRAWLER
Not true

ROGUE (unamused)
Is letting us love you through singing too hard

X-MEN
No one loves like our elf
Or forgives like our elf
No one has a soul quite as saintly as our elf

NIGHTCRAWLER
I’m just living as my God commanded

X-MEN
Kurt Wagner, great job!

NIGHTCRAWLER (increasingly sheepish)
When I was a lad I was all on my own
With no one to turn to but God
And now that I’m grown
I am never alone
Though I see no reason to applaud

WOLVERINE
Oh, shut up

X-MEN
My, what a guy, our elf!

WOLVERINE
It’s a rare thing you do,
Kurt, most Christians outgrew
Following the laws regarding love that you do

NIGHTCRAWLER (embarrassed, attempting to derail)
…I use crosses in all of my decorating…

X-MEN
My, what a guy, our Elf!

Why I Have to Go

Let me start by saying I love you all. This handful of months that I’ve been building this story and these characters have been wonderful, and a lot of that comes from all of you. I tried this sort of blog for Hamilton, and it was popular, but there was little follower interaction/acknowledgment/gratitude, so I started cranking out content until I burned myself out and had to quit. Over here, you guys are so engaged and sweet that I don’t find myself compensating for anything. Several of you have come to me with questions about mental health or simply looking for comfort, and I did my best to provide. 

As I was working to keep you all in a good place, however, my mental health began to slip. None of you are to blame - this is the result of my own negative actions and choices having very much avoidable consequences that I was unprepared to handle. Aside from this, talking to all of you about my own issues made me more aware of the things I had not realized were affecting me negatively. I’m isolated, I have few friends, my life consisted of nothing but school and going online has been my escape.

I am not an openly passionate person. The only thing that for sure gets me going is storytelling. Books, theatre, movies, TV, history, all of it. Dear Evan Hansen is a study in how social media affects us as individuals, and this blog is a study in how people’s communications - whether by text, posted photos, or putting their thoughts and having debates on twitter - tells a story. It makes me so happy to see how this resonated with so many of you. To say this blog gives me life is not me being a millennial, it’s the honest truth.

That being said, it takes up a lot of my time. Hours spent refreshing my notes, looking for someone to talk to. Time spent hunting for photos of the cast, obsessively making sure to never miss an Instagram post or story, conjuring ideas. And then there’s putting everything together, uploading it, and trying to reply to asks as soon as possible.

I’ve told you that I’m struggling with school. I’ve told you that I have poor impulse control and poor concentration. Working on this blog takes up time I could use to do my work. My mother and therapist have agreed that I should unplug as much as possible. I’ll be switching to a basic phone (just calls and texts, maybe music if I’m lucky) which likely will not be a smartphone, and the majority of my work is done from mobile. I need my laptop to do much of my schoolwork, but going forward my usage is going to be limited and monitored. My screen time is going to be cut down to basically as little as possible. My mom pays for my everything, school included, so there’s no real room for negotiation here. I’ve brought this upon myself, and the situation is now out of my control and much, much bigger than this blog.

Once my concentration is better, my work will improve, I’ll have more leisure time to use to try and be more social, my confidence will come back up, and hopefully, my outlook will brighten somewhat.

This is not an abandonment. I’ll still be talking out ideas with Bex so I’ll be involved in the creation process, and she’ll actually have a better idea of how characters I can’t necessarily relate to function. I hope to come back one day if you’ll have me. I love you all so, so much and you’re each a beautiful star in my sky. I want to get better, to learn to balance this blog and what’s necessary to life, and I can’t be of use to you if I’m a burnout.

All of this to say that I’m taking a mental health break. I don’t know for certain what’s going to happen to me and my devices, but I can only make guarantees through the next 48 hours. Like I said before, I’ll be answering asks and messages (you can talk to me over at @bwayauhq ), but I’ve already deleted my apps I use for editing and the several hundred cast photos I had stored on my phone (they’ve been backed up to a cloud, though) in preparation for the worst. After these next two days, everything is up in the air, so in the meantime, I’m backing out slowly and letting you get to know Bex. I’m certain that this blog is in the hands of someone who loves these characters and their complexities as ardently as I do, so you have nothing to worry about.

Personally, I’d recommend spending these next couple days squeezing as much information as you can out of me ;)

I love you I love you I love you and this is not goodbye.

Dee

annachibi  asked:

Hi! Re: the Persephone choosing to go to the underworld thing, you're right in that there are no surviving pre-Hellenic myths that say that, but there is evidence to suggest that that was a thing and that other elements were introduced to the myth as time went on. However, this is mostly the territory of feminist and neopagan researchers and writers, and any reconstructions are usually based on their ideas. It's hard to say objectively what the older myths were since there's so little left.

I have some sources here if you’re interested. The post itself is a bit one-sided but some of the sources are very interesting. annachibi.tumblr.com/post/73585426166/sources-for-prepatriarchal-persephone

So this ask is perfect because I’ve been having Regrets about not expanding on some stuff in my original post, but it’d been reblogged a few times and I didn’t want to edit, you know.

other elements were introduced to the myth as time went on

It’s true, myths and beliefs were evolving constantly and like, Bronze Age beliefs were different than Archaic beliefs were different than Classical beliefs. And every time some small Greek tribe bumped up against some small near Eastern tribe, they interacted and were influenced and you had all these cool little mystery cults popping up all over the place. I said Greek religion’s “complicated” in my original post to awkwardly paper over that, but you were right to smack the piñata because there’s no one unified Greek “canon” mythology, just some versions of stories that stuck around and were more popular than others, which is something we have to keep in mind.

For the second part: I mean, I wanna disclaim by saying that this really is more yelling into the void than anything else. In the grand scheme of things to be yellin into the void about, there are more important things, I’m not hitting speed dial for Barack. But everyone has stuff they’re passionate about and seriously, I hear the Kill Bill sirens every time I see that post on my dash.

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: the post on “pre-patriarchal Persephone” is not based in academic consensus in Classics, and its sources are not legitimate. Acceptable sources are peer-reviewed and written by people with training in Classics. The sources for this post are literally a book on trends in 19th century mythography by an English professor (which looks super interesting, by the way, but was clearly not at all intended to support this kind of thing); a book written by an author with an MA in English and American Literature which a reviewer describes as an “illustrated retelling … that will be enjoyed whenever women come together for ritual”; a book which is encouraging me to “Ask yourself the following seasonal question: ‘What wisdom am I bringing with me from the dark of winter?’”; and some internet person named Jan with an unsourced “case text” and her own unsupported analysis. And motherearthpages.com.

These sources aren’t convincing to me. The post is an attempt to mold incomplete ancient data to suit modern social justice sensibilities. And like, it’s one thing to use ancient deities to inform your spiritual beliefs or to empower modern feminism—not my thing, but if it’s anyone else’s, more power to you. It’s entirely another to present your findings as something historically plausible, something that deserves cachet like it’s actual academic research.

Like, it’s not just the misinformation. It’s the authoritative, almost dismissive tone of the post. It’s not just that it’s likely wrong—it’s that it’s so tailor-made for the tastes of the Tumblr community, so attractively wrong, that over 5,000 people have been duped and are innocently spreading its wrongness. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the source for original anon ask was informed by this post. It’s the first thing I thought of and I felt mad on anon’s behalf, that they were sent on a wild academic goose chase for something that has no basis in actual scholarship. There’s a lot of interesting stuff being said about Persephone and her origins, but the people we should trust to say it have training in the subject area. And maybe more importantly, they have other classicists who agree with their findings too.

Anyways, I hope I didn’t totally blow my lid here, that pressure cooker’s been rattling on the table for a while now. (And like I’m not actually Mad in any meaningful way, obviously, haha. This is the internet and I love everyone who’s into classics. Just, like. Let me explain my passions.) And if I’ve said something wrong, or if any of my classics bros do have good sources for that stuff, please let me know and I’ll post ASAP.

All that aside, there’s so much cool and interesting women’s studies stuff in antiquity that is legit. Like check out the Thesmorphoria. There’s jealously guarded secrets and sacred feminine spaces and reaffirmation of the mother-daughter bond and tossin pigs into pits and beating men for intruding and all this other stuff we barely know about because that’s how well-guarded the secrets were. The mystery cults are full of this kind of stuff for the Fix—we don’t need to rewrite history to find ancient women doing awesome stuff, even in the swampy patriarchal marsh that was classical antiquity. 

Happy Anniversary Noragami GC

I just had another wonderful skype call with the Noragami Skype Squad and legit was another great call where I was laughing to the point of tears and my sides heaving for air. It was our Chat Anniversary. 

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You All May Think That I, Todd, Didn't Make Skyrim Single Handedly

I’ll Have You Know That I, Todd Howard, Did In Fact Make The Entire Skyrim With My Own Two Meaty Hands (Except For The Time I Used My Right Foot To Type Character Names Once)

You May Laugh At This, Going “Hardy Har, What A Joke!”

But I Am Not Laughing

You Are Discrediting All Of My Work By Saying That A Funny Internet User Came Up With The Joke That I Created SkyRim All By Myself

This, However, Is No Joke
I Solemnly Swear That I Am Telling The Truth

I Made It


all of it.

I’m backstage with 3 acapella groups and I hate all of them

anonymous asked:

There's this song called Degausser by Brand New and my favorite Lyrics are: Take me back to your bed, I love you so much that it hurt my head but I can't find any good wallpapers. I was wondering if you could make me one? I really like spacey and sunset/rises and grunge backgrounds thank you so much

So sorry for not getting back to you sooner anon. My life has been hectic lately and as it is incredibly easy to miss asks on mobile, my primary platform I use to access tumblr, your post completely slipped my mind. I don’t want to get your hopes up as I cannot promise anything definite, I don’t really do too much edits of my own, but I will try by the end of the month to get your wallpaper made! If I am somehow unable to fulfill your request by the end of April I will upload a text post saying so!

tap-shoes replied to your post: - i wasn’t going to update to the latest iOS until…

I did the update and I can’t find the mermaid emoji! She’s not under people OR animals!

I CAN’T EITHER THIS WAS POINTLESS

i did however find a bunch of unnecessary intrusions of visual clutter for shit i’ll never use, like an app drawer at the bottom of my text messages along with an enormous heading that says “Messages” as if i don’t know where the fuck i am in my own phone and WHO IS THE USER GROUP THEY’RE TAKING SUGGESTIONS FROM

i hope tim cook’s own iphone overheats and blows half his face off

GIVE. ME. THE MERMAID. 

  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: Hurricane from Hamilton is such an under appreciated song. It shows us Hamilton and his vulnerability. He believes his writing to be his way out of everything and that leads him to doing the wrong thing. It shows us how writing is a constant in Hamilton's fast-pace life and until the Reynolds Pamphlet, it never failed to catapult him towards success. In some ways it even shows us his scars, such as when he talks about his mother. Then there's the lyric, "I picked up a pen, I wrote my own deliverance." How do people not appreciate this song more? The lyrics and orchestrations are so breathtakingly beautiful yet somehow people still say they dislike it.
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Random Persona 4 x Super Danganronpa 2 scribbles from a couple months ago.

I’ve put more thought into this AU than I care to admit.
I also kinda quit half-way through since the IT was supposed to be comprised of the survivors (+ some of the cast who would later die; I have a whole summary plot written for this okay I spent too much time on this AU). I do have a really small scribble of the concept for Sonia’s though.

Maybe one day I’ll go back and fully develop this AU I don’t know.

✲ Please do not repost/use without permission! Thank you!

Original Terms for the Gunas

Because many of you have expressed concern about the propriety of the Aristasian use of Sanskrit terms, and I myself prefer the use of terms indigenous to our tradition over borrowed ones in all cases, I am delighted to say that my comparison of the article “The Symbolism of Archery” as it appears in TCA 13 with the version that was later posted to Aristasia Central has confirmed that the concept of the three gunas is not a Hindu borrowing, but is native to Filianic thought, and that the Madrians had three proper English terms of their own for what are, in Sanskrit and in Aristasian texts, called Sattwa, Tamas, and Rajas. The Madrian terms for these were lucia, omber, and ignes, respectively, which they referred to as the three “(cosmic) strains”. That article attests no adjectival forms, but “luciatic”, “ombric”, and “ignetic” would seem to be logical derivatives.

I really wish people didn’t use “femme” as a placeholder “gender conforming” or “feminine” or whatever bastardization they’re using it for nowadays.

Femme is femme. Femme is something specific. You aren’t a femme because you like pink and wear lipstick, bruh. There’s more to it than that.

Please trim your threads?

(( If you don’t know how, I am happy to teach you right here and now! ^_^ But when I see this eating up my dash for several, several scrolls:

…it is extremely painful and takes up a lot of time for me to try and scroll past.

Here, let me show you an easy way to trim the thread every once in a while. This is for people who, like me, cannot install one of those great code fixes that other people are using for one reason or another. (for me, I am on a work computer and I’m not allowed to install anything to change the browser). Here, I will use one of my own threads as an example: (special thanks for florence-midknight who is always perfect when it comes to keeping threads trimmed when I can’t, you are fabulous girl!)

1. When you hit reblog, cope the top link in the previous posts box and paste it into your text area, so that people can still click on it to go back to previous posts:

2. Next, copy the last post that your RP partner wrote, which is at the bottom of the previous posts box, and paste it under the link you just copied:

3. Next, write your reply. You can do this at any point really, but I find it easiest and fastest to do this in this order:

4. Now get rid of that box with previous replies by clicking on the (x) in the top right corner of that box. It will have the option for you to “Put reblogs back” but do not. Please… do not. Just get rid of it:

5. Now in order to keep with the reblog format that makes sense, select your RP partner’s last reply, not the link, just their reply, and indent it. See below example:

6. Tag your threads and post it! And now when your RP partner replies, all they have to do is just hit “reblog” and type, and it will look like the same format it always is. 

Please try to do this as often as needed, I recommend having no more than 6 reblogs at a time before trimming. Some people prefer less. But if you go more than that it is a hassle for everyone. For extra long replies back and forth, please do this every other turn so that it isn’t overwhelming for your followers. 

Thanks, and hopefully this is helpful to you! And please please please pretty please with a cherry on top trim your threads? Cheers! ^_^ ))