and i can't find any source

anonymous asked:

I'm working on a project about all the LGBTQ pride flags and the meanings of the colours I can't seem to find anything about the lesbian flag. I'm talking about the one in your header (6 stripes shades of red and pink and 1 white stripe). Do any of y'all or your followers have a source as to who designed and what the colours mean?

history lesson time!

i’m sure we all know the rainbow pride flag by now, but not everyone knows that there was a rough draft of that! designed by gilbert baker in 1978, this was the original pride flag. he dyed and sewed the first one himself.

in order of top to bottom, the colors stood for sexuality, life, healing, sunlight, nature, art, harmony, and spirit. the pink and turquoise were later removed, and their meanings combined with red and blue. this makes what we now know as the official pride flag!

this flag was originally used for the entire lgbt community – they were all just kinda lumped into one big group, as discussions of differentiation between genders and sexualities hadn’t become prominent yet. later, groups such as lesbians, bisexuals, and trans people, as well as subgroups of the community, wanted more specific symbols that stood for them.

to elaborate on that, let’s move into some lesbian history!

the labrys symbol was adopted by lesbians due to its association with the amazons. there is no inherent connection between the amazons and lesbians, it was basically just “they are cool and we are also cool so it’s ours now.” the labrys was the popular lesbian symbol of choice in the 70s.

this symbol was put on a purple flag, which was designed by a man (kinda ironic). however, the flag and labrys symbol were also used as an identifier by feminists (who weren’t necessarily lesbians). additionally, they’ve come into wider usage by radical feminists, many of whom are transphobic, so the community has shied away from it. 

another lesbian flag that was popular a few years ago is the lipstick lesbian flag, which denotes a subgroup of femme lesbians. it was designed by a lesbian wordpress user in 2010, and while the colors aren’t explained, it’s worth assuming that they were chosen because of a combination of aesthetics and their association with various lipstick colors.

however, not all lesbians are “lipstick” – or even femme – so this wasn’t a great flag for the whole community…but the labrys wasn’t a good alternative. hence, the lipstick overlay was removed, and now the lesbian flag is used by a variety of members of the lesbian community – butch, femme, neither, and so on.

it’s unclear who came up with the idea of removing the overlay to make a universal lesbian flag, but the original design is by the same wordpress user as linked above, as that is the only difference between the two.

and that’s where the lesbian flag, as we know it, came from!


their initials spell bra for a reason. and now they’re all wearing one

aka i can’t draw dear god why did i try this what the fuck happened with reiner i have no idea what a lacy bra looks like and i’m scared to find out. 

also who knows where they got those bras i don’t think any of the girls would have ones like those because they need that proper boob support when they’re exercising all day.

[source of this shitty idea]

anonymous asked:

It's because of your blog that I found Melodies Unheard but felt all the Same and I want to thank you! I can't hear out of my left ear and the hearing in my right ear isn't so great either and it's nice to know of a story about a deaf character where the writer actually studied before writing and had sources and links added for their readers to check out. Do you have any other disability victuri stories that are good and respectful?

First of all, I’m so happy to hear that you found a great fic that is respectful and relates to you, in a way! This is the goal of my blog, that everyone is able to find a fic that they love and can even find a fic that can relate to their life and their circumstances. I’m so happy to have you on my blog, thank you for requesting this! I hope the fics here are not offensive in any way, I tried to pick fics that had a lot of great feedback and support! 

Note: Some of these fics may have content that could be triggering/difficult to read. Please read at your discretion.

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Yuuri/Victor Has a Disability 

Melodies Unheard, but Felt All the Same by Watermelonsmellinfellon, Mature, 76k
Yuuri wanted to make history as the first deaf man to win the Grand Prix Final. Of course he’s a little skeptical of Victor Nikiforov’s presence, especially considering the reactions from others who have learned about his lack of hearing. AMAZING fic!!

Unspoken by daretoliveforever, Gen, 5.9k
“You see Yuuri, when your soulmate says something about you, like a compliment or a special message, their words will appear on your skin.“ I’m sobbing

Silent Ice by ofskatesandwatercolor, Mature, 28k (WIP)
Viktor Nikiforov had never dreamed he’d find the inspiration to enjoy his life-long passion again, until he met deaf figure skater Katsuki Yuuri. Great fic, but starts off pretty angsty because of misunderstandings!

Prism by kanekki, Mature, 13k
Yuuri is losing his hearing, but gaining more than he ever could have imagined in return. Thumbs up!

Your Voice by DandereMikuo, Teen, 10k (WIP)
After a certain incident, 19-year old Katsuki Yuuri is unable to skate, and now confides in his newfound interest: music. Meanwhile, famous figure skater 23-year old Victor Nikiforov is in Japan for personal reasons. Musician AU!

Love Unseen by KaylaBellissima, Explicit, 28k (WIP)
AU where Yuuri went blind within the first year or so after he became a fan of Victor, and never pursued figure skating for himself. Told through Victor. Inspired by Melodies Unheard, but Felt All the Same!

Can You Hear My Heartbeat? by W84U, Mature, 6.8k (WIP)
Yuuri Katsuki is a florist in Japan, he’s never heard a voice before. Viktor Nikiforov is a famous skater with a prodigy little brother. Yuri is Viktors adoptive little brother he’s never been in love. Minami Kenjiro is Yuuri’s best friend with a heart of gold. What happens when they all meet? Very sweet fic!

Knowing your love by Viktor_OnInk (Magik_Lester), Teen, 6k (WIP)
Yuuri Katsuki had not always been blind. There was a time when he could see the grass, the trees, the food he ate, his mother’s face as she tucked him in at night and sung him a little song before he closed his eyes and went to sleep. He was in awe with the beauty of the world and when his sight was taken away from him, it was the cruellest of fates for the young boy.

Rise Above the Tides by Kashoku, Explicit, 34k
Yuuri was going to go out on top, just like Viktor had. He was going to win gold in his third World’s appearance and then retire to spend the rest of his life with his husband. But when a freak accident during his finale free skate leaves him blind, Yuuri finds himself spiraling into a world darker than the one in front of his eyes and he must learn to Rise. You will definitely cry, but there is a happy ending!

the birth of comets takes place on the tip of your lashes by apollothyme, Teen, 15k
His eyes are sick, were always going to be sick and will only get sicker as time progresses. There’s no treatment for it, just glasses and maybe prayer, if you’re into that kind of stuff. Well researched, and great writing! (Otayuri not victuuri, but still great!)

anonymous asked:

((Please don't interpret this as rude I'm just trying to understand and you seem wise)) Where does it say Keith is Asian? I'm not saying he's not I just can't find it. Cuz his dad is Texan, right? Which makes his mom Galra and thus not of any Earth ethnicity? Please I'm not trying to be rude you just seem smart in this issue.

  • No canon source has listed Keith as asian (as far as I know)
  • People headcanon him as Korean because of his voice actor (Steven Yeun) or as Japanese because of his earlier counterpart (Keith/Akira Kogane)
  • Assuming his mom is full-Galra, Keith is therefore half-Galra. 
    • However, there is the possibility that his mom is only part-Galra herself. Keith’s mom could therefore be asian herself, and we just don’t know it yet.
  • Keith’s father, assuming that was Keith’s biological dad, is inferred to be from the South, possibly Texas. We have no idea what race/ethnicity Keith’s dad is, because that information hasn’t been given to us yet.
  • ‘Texas’ is not a race or ethnicity, because Texas is only a state. You are Texan if you live there or were born there, but if you were doing a census you wouldn’t write ‘Texan’ as what you identity as.
    • A white person can be from Texas.
    • An asian person can be from Texas.
    • Anyone of any race can be from Texas, they just have to be born in/live there.

TLDR: The Korean Keith theory is still alive and well, hallelujah.

anonymous asked:

Do you, per chance, know when asexuals first started using the term 'aspec'? I can't find any sources on it and it would be useful to know, given the recent arguments from aphobes.

Here’s what I know without doing a ton of searching that I don’t have the energy for because today was the day from hell:

The concept of asexuality-as-a-spectrum dates to ca. 2003.

That, over time, evolved into the term asexual/ace spectrum. While I have no exact timeline for this, I do know that ca. 2015 a non-zero number of aces were using “on the spectrum” to refer to asexuality, which resulted in autistic aces mentioning that hey, this is not really a cool thing to do because “on the spectrum” has been used specifically and consistently to refer to autistic people. Here’s one example of this, and here’s another that specifically suggests that aces use aspec instead because it is not a term the autistic community used.

My gut feeling is that aspec/a-spec is a term that I first recall seeing late 2015-early 2016. I don’t have any posts at this moment to back that up, though. Gotta do the research some day, I guess.

People who have done the research have turned up exactly zero instances of autistic people referring to themselves as aspec, though interestingly apparently the term is also a car term.

I can also tell you that at one point, when the aspec tag was much shorter than it is now, I went through it. The entire thing. I actually did find the first post that used aspec to mean “asexual/aromantic spectrum”. There were zero posts, before or since then, that referenced autism except for those made by/about autistic aces.

So that’s it. That’s what I know.

anonymous asked:

Hello. I am an aspiring/somewhat good fanfic writer who wanted to ask you if you had any tips for writing? I can write well but a lot of times It's more that I can't physically write. I'll have the entire story written up in my head but I just can't put the words on paper. Do you have any tips for this kind of writers block? It's my biggest problem right now.

Writer’s block is the bane of our existence. It comes at different times and for different reasons. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you can find the reason and snuff it out at the source. Sometimes we want a fic to be well-received and unintentionally pile on the pressure. Sometimes we get a bad review and it knocks our confidence. For me, personally, I get “writer’s block” because I study writing. When it comes to writing for fun I’m burnt out. 

My preferred method of tackling writer’s block is freewriting. There are multiple ways you can do this, many of which will serve to better your writing in time. 

What is Freewriting?: give yourself a time slot. Five minutes. Ten minutes. Thirty seconds. Write without stopping – without thinking about what you’re doing. Just. Write. Sometimes you’ll write something amazing. Sometimes it’ll be terrible. Either way, congratulations, you’ve written something. 

Now we’ll decide what kind of freewriting you might benefit from.

Location Freewriting: having trouble describing settings? Go outside. Write about the first thing you see. Write about the place you’re in. Focus on your sense. What can you smell? What you can you see? What can you hear? Write it. Go nuts. This is the one place you can overwrite, if necessary, to try and shake off the burden of writer’s block.

Character Freewriting: facebook is useful for this. Look at somebody’s profile picture. Write about them based on their appearance. Describe how they look. Describe what you think their personality might be like. 

POV Freewriting: a lot of people struggle with perspective. They’ll describe an entire room to their reader without considering its importance to the character. The best way to conquer this is to walk into a room. Any room. And make a list of what you see. Then it’s time to freewrite a description mentioning the things you listed and only those things. Afterwards, go back into the room and look around. Did you notice the crack in the wallpaper? Did you notice the stain on the table? If not, they weren’t relevant to you. Would they be relevant to your character?

Dialogue Conversation: listen to the way someone speaks and imagine them having a conversation. If this doesn’t work – get a clip up on youtube or watch a tv show. Snag a line and create your own conversation. It’s especially useful to look up the punctuation of dialogue. I found this site particularly helpful for that.

Internal Freewriting: write about what you’re feeling. Don’t think – just write. Write as though you’re filling out your journal for the night without recalling the day. This is a great way to learn how to write first person perspective. It’s also a good way of discovering why you’re struggling with writer’s block and what you want out of yourself. It’s also a nice way to learn how to convey emotion. 

Music Freewriting: listen to a song. Think about the mood it presents. Write. Just keep writing. Don’t think about anything. Write a description of a person, of a place or even convey a scene.

If freewriting doesn’t work: READ. Being immersed in writing you enjoy and admire will prompt you into wanting to write. It might not be an immediate sensation. It might come to you at 3am when you’re thinking back on a scene you like. It might come to you in the middle of the day as you recall a quote from your favourite book.

I have a blog ( @xensorcell ) where I compile writing advice. You can find it all arranged by lists of topic here.

anonymous asked:

Hey, all the references to that horse post today have got me thinking about a question I've had for a while but had trouble finding credible research on: are spurs, in particular Western spurs, ethical? What separates ethical spur use from abusive? I've asked around but haven't gotten a conclusive answer, if you have any good sources for this I'd love to hear them! Thanks! Also, I'm on mobile so I can't see the question tax or FAQ, if I missed something because of that I'm sorry.

I need to preface this by reminding you that I am not a ‘horsey’ person in any way. I do not ride them, I do not work with them, and I no longer want to. I’m happy to consider them in an academically interesting sense, and admire them from afar.

In short I had Noped On Out of horses several years ago.

I assume the image above is what you mean by a ‘Western Spur’, where the end that’s used to touch the horse has a spinning component (rowel).

Horses have nerve endings closer to the surface of the skin than we humans do. What this means is that horse skin is most likely at least as sensitive, if not more so, than our own.

If a spur like this can hurt you then it can inflict pain on the horse.

I’m not the right person to discuss whether the use of Western spurs are ethical or not, but if a piece of equipment could cause pain then it could be abusive.

You would have to consider how these spurs were used in training, and whether the user had both a specific need for them and a sound understanding of animal training.

So I don’t have a conclusive answer for you either, but hopefully something to think about. You never know, an equine vet might add some commentary.

Part Of Your World
Darren Criss
Part Of Your World

Here’s the dope: I don’t know where this is from, but I really want to know. I cannot for the life of me find it in any masterpost, someone gave it to me (late 2010) on a USB with a heap of Maggiano’s (and some other) performances. Please help!! :)

anonymous asked:

Hey i've heard some more ml-fetishizing folks talk about how the USSR was right to crush the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 because it was an "anti-jew pogrom", do you know anything about that? I can't really find sources other than from people who love stalin, and they only really cite others so i'm not sure what to think about it & I value your opinion!

I’ve had this ask a few times, here’s an old one - there’s a journal article in it with facts and figures…also, in terms of sources you could really consult any text by a serious academic historian - tankies will usually discount all of these as western propaganda, which is why I usually point to Eric Hobsbawm’s account - Hobsbawm was a communist party member and a supporter of the Soviet invasion who massively downplayed both the brutal nature of the “communist” state and the importance of the workers councils - but he also had to accept that the ‘official’ Soviet line about the revolution itself being fascist and anti-semitic can’t be supported with evidence. There were pogroms in rural areas, which spiked in number after Soviet tanks rolled into Budapest and the government broke down. Jews fleeing these pogroms headed towards Budapest, the epicentre of the revolution where no pogroms were reported. 

for an excellent guide to the background and nature of the Hungarian revolution, I recommend Hungary ‘56 by Andy Anderson

obelisktd  asked:

Hi, it's the Jolteon trainer again! I put your tips into action and saw a payoff pretty quickly. He's eating regularly now and is back to his usual self! Thank you so much for the help! On a side note, do you have any grooming tips for Jolteon? I can't find any good sources on how to groom mine without him launching spikes at me? (Note: It seems involuntary - he hates the spikes going off as much as I do)

Thanks for the update!

As for the grooming issues, that might be due to a few things. Sometimes it’s just an unfortunate mix of stimulus and electrical build-up. Have him use thundershock or thunderbolt a few times no later than a half hour before grooming. Are you brushing down and out, away from his skin? Ruffling the fur tends to cause unintended launching. Also, do you brush him when he’s already excited? High excitement guarantees a needling.

anonymous asked:

Can you please do a post about protections and charms where in the end you tie a ribbon or a thread around your wrist (or just information about different color threads and ribbons and what they are used for)? I've heard about doing that but can't find any further information.

I’m not sure exactly what you’re referring to. Are you talking about simply enchanting ribbons for various purposes, or did you see something specific about protections you wanted to emulate? I don’t know if I’ve seen the source material, so I’m not sure how to replicate it. You seem to know more about the technique than I do, having never seen the source.

Ooh, i found something on my blog similar to what you were referring to? Was it [Ribbon of Defense Spell: For Protection from Enemies] maybe?



The River, 2016

anonymous asked:

Do you happen to know of, or have any recommendations for cheep or free animation programs? I sadly can't afford regular subscription payments for any programs and I'm not very good at finding free open source programs that have all the guff one requires for animation. Ty!

as far as I know, pencil 2D, krita and fire alpaca are all free programs that have animation capabilities

anonymous asked:

Can you post credible sources that says Emma Watson criticized Bey on her approach to being a feminist? I'm doing some googling and I can't find any. What I found out was that Twitter blew up and created that tension. I'm just curious. Cos I don't think Watson slut shamed Beyoncé...

“As I was watching [Beyoncé’s visual album] I felt very conflicted, I felt her message felt very conflicted in the sense that on the one hand she is putting herself in a category of a feminist, but then the camera, it felt very male, such a male voyeuristic experience of her.” (x)

Because apparently women can only express sexuality if it is for men. 

And that’s not the first time she’s ever said something like that. I stopped liking Emma Watson in like 2009 because she went on some bullshit rant about Kristen Stewart “selling sex” in twilight and then she said this bullshit in 2011

“I’d never go out in a mini-skirt. It’s nothing to do with protecting the Hermione image. I wouldn’t do that. Personally, I don’t actually think it’s even that sexy. What’s sexy about saying, ‘I’m here with my boobs out and a short skirt, have a look at everything I’ve got?’My idea of sexy is that less is more. The less you reveal the more people can wonder.” (x)

She slut shames, she criticizes women for being sexual, and she continually tries to drill it into women’s heads that they need to dress modestly in order to be respectable. And that mindset contributes to rape culture, and its gross.

anonymous asked:

Hi, really interesting site :) I was just wondering if you could tell me a bit more info about the Draumstafir? Fell in love with Oceland and it's beautiful culture, saw the symbol for it but can't find a decent source with any information about it. Thanks, J :)


Draumstafir (sing. Draumstafur) are important staves within Icelandic magic for their ability to bring about good dreams, usually for oneself, but also for others. This reflects the long tradition of dreams being a portent of one’s future, which is intimately connected to one’s fate, and fate for the Icelanders is said to be predestined from birth. In other words, with these staves, you can change your destiny to what you want.

There are several staves specifically titled as being Draumstafur/Draumstafir plus others that aren’t titled as such but have the same purpose. Sticking to the titled ones, there are three - each of which is repeated across several manuscripts.

The most commonly seen is a set of four taken from the Huld manuscript, however here is the version from another manuscript drawn a little better:

Aside from its instructions of what it should be carved on and when, it also says “og sefur á þeim þá dreymir hann hvað helst hann vill”. Translated to “and they who sleep on them dream about whatever they most want”.

The second kind I will show the Huld version, however, the orientation of the stave is very unclear. The way I show it here may be upside-down:

Finally, another Draumstafur that people are not likely to see elsewhere is this one from the manuscript index Lbs 4375 (but also seen in other manuscripts):

Should you want more information; fuller translation, details of appearance in other manuscripts, or the same rendered in my own graphic design please contact me via my website given in the “source” link below.

The Hours of Our Lady,” which bears the signature “Elizabeth Plantagenet” on the flyleaf, has traces of an inscription containing the name “Henry” at the top of that page, which someone has evidently tried to erase. Maybe it was Elizabeth herself, realizing that her hopes of marrying Henry Tudor were now in the dust, and that it was wiser to delete this evidence of them.

This is from Weir’s book that @mrsariayoureakiller pointed out to me earlier and I’m trying to track down her source here, she cites it as  “Stonyhurst MS. 37; Tudor-Craig” and other than this probably being a secondary source I can’t find anything else out about this source Weir’s is citing (typical). 

I wonder does anyone have any idea where Weir is getting this info from, cause if it indeed legit it is kinda interesting. 

@queenbessofyork @harritudur do either of you guys have any help on this one? 

thunder-burn  asked:

Is there any reliable source for the heights of the characters? I can't find anything consistent and even the wiki doesn't cite the sources for this.

There’s only this chart of relative heights from the art book, but no absolute heights are ever given.