anonymous asked:

Hi I'm a beginner and I don't know where to start. I live with my parents so I don't want to freak them out with chanting and stuff so I want to do smaller things. What should I do? Also, are dreamcatchers a witch thing and where should I buy my first tarot cards? thanks :)

Dream catchers are a Native American thing and should really only be used if you understand the background and context and bought from an actual Native seller. 

Tarot cards are up to you, I think buying online is much less expensive than buying from a metaphysical shop.

And I have a whole beginner tag to help you out.

my friends and. i are having fondue tm night and i bought the biggest cheapest bottle of wine i could find at 7/11
should i roast some potato spears for dipping as a surprise? all we have now is bread and green apples

anonymous asked:

Which tablet would you recommend to me? I've drawn digitally three times on a wacom bamboo and it went okay, since I had the owner of the tablet to help me. Other than that, I'm a complete newbie ~ flufferdufferslytherin

wacom bamboo is an excellent tablet for start! it was one of my very first tablets too, I think you should be alright :’) it’s fun and it doesn’t cost a ton, it’s great to have if you’re just starting with digital art imo

I upgraded to wacom intuos after, which is brilliant and I used it for years - the pen tip is noticeably more pressure-sensitive than on bamboo, and all in all a very comfortable tablet to draw on, I have zero complaints

and last year I told myself ‘fuck it’ and bought the tablet I was pining after - wacom cintiq 13 HD and boy, let me tell you. my life improved by +9000 points. I’d not recommend it as a starting tablet, not because it’s bad, but I think some of the features may be redundant or lost to a beginner, no offence meant. also it’s pricey as hell - i managed to get it with nearly a 50% discount so I was hella lucky.   

I haven’t tried any other brand than wacom, so I can’t say if there are tablets of the same quality for lower price, but if anyone knows then please feel free to share!

This was out of print for quite a while! If you have the means to and are looking for some amazing writing by radical women of color, supporting this book is great! (I bought it this weekend at the feminist bookstore–not that many of those, but if you have one you should support them too!) I can’t wait to read it again :)

@ir-anuk tagged me in the “say 5 things you like about yourself, publicly, then send it to 10 of your favorite followers” meme!

1. I get. way too excited. Over little things. Textures in video games is high on that list now.

2. I’m in that moderately to pretty okay bracket of video games where on occasion someone goes “wow you’re good” but usually I’m passable at best and don’t usually get yelled at for being a sweaty nerd.

3. I love people. Desperately and completely and uncompromisingly. Do you know how hard it is to like, try to play a Dnd character who really sometimes Should Not Care when all you do is Care. Always.

4. I can LEGIT smell the bread under my bed that I bought tonight. Gon have me a sammich tomorrow.

5. I have room to grow.

Tagging @calysto1395 @projectfreelancertrash @prince-of-wind @previouslyonstuff @livinglensflarewithagun @ehmp @galactina @wonderwafles @bronzegothluv @theishtar-sivacollective

Re: CW WL trade

I agree 100% with those who say slotting on stuff just for trading is a shitty practice - because you (general peeps, not OP) does not exactly want to wear/use the item and is profiting off the opportunity to slot, unlike some other people who genuinely wanted a slot to wear/use the item.

BUT life is not fair and while OP shouldn’t expect people to like their reselling/trading practice, and that slotting purely for trading is shitty - c'mon guys don’t say you never tried trading for older/impossible cw dreams. we all have a right to be salty if a wl csc can’t be bought with csc - heck I’ve been there before too - but sometimes peeps can only let go of items for trade because they like it so much and tbh that’s perfectly normal. Why should they be forced to sell cws for csc??

Also noticed something disturbing - do correct me if I misunderstood anything BUT wtf now even buying from a reseller for trade is wrong now? In what way is buying a pair of snowladies for ~2k csc for trade wrong? The buyer didn’t slot originally for the snowladies, the buying price wasn’t slot price, and don’t tell me the seller would have sold to someone else who *genuinely wants to wear it* if that someone else can only offer slot price after the buyer offered 2k csc - we all know that ain’t gonna happen because most if the time it’s all about better csc/trade offers when it comes to reselling. Sometimes some resellers are nice and they accept the first offer they get regardless how much lower it is compared to subsequent offers but it’s ridiculous to expect that to be the market standard (bcuz it isn’t) and lmao who are you to tell folks who buy at a reseller’s price (aka not slot price) what to do? They are already paying a premium to get that cw.

Let’s face it - the cw market is harsh, especially for new joiners. We can try to improve the situation if we all cooperate but imo with privates/limited batches/auctions it’s tough going.

Reality is harsh. Life is unfair. But we gotta live with it.

What people who aren’t victims of parental abuse don’t realize is that we’ll talk about our abusive parent like “I fucking HATE MY MOM so much, she should be in prison, etc” then 5 seconds later be like “well she’s trying her hardest, she doesn’t mean it” “My mom just bought me ___ she’s so cool”

Because with most of us our mentality is “that’s still my mother” and having mixed signals of love and hate thrown at you from your own mother since you been born is confusing and scary. Sometimes we can’t help but forgive her over and over. Especially if you have no one else.


A single mother has a backbone made of STEEL, and a heart of GOLD.

mbti as ways they say “i love you”



  • “stay over”
  • “you might like this”
  • “i was just in the neighborhood”


  • “i want you to be happy”
  • “you look like you could use a hug”
  • “i’ll wait”


  • "you didn’t have to ask”
  • “i’ll meet you halfway”
  • “i’ll be here when you’re ready”


  • “i saw this and thought of you”
  • “i’m worried about you”
  • “i like your laugh”


  • “don’t worry about me”
  • “i’m proud of you”
  • “that’s okay, i bought two”


  • “you should take a break - you work too hard”
  • “take my jacket, it’s cold outside”
  • “you’re important too”


  • “i made this for you”
  • “we can share”
  • “i don’t mind”


  • “it reminded me of you”
  • “i made your favourite”
  • “i want you to have this”


  • “listen to this song - it reminded me of you”
  • “i’m happy you’re here”
  • “i saved you a piece”


  • “well what do you want to do?”
  • “i picked these for you”
  • “stay there, i’ll come get you”


  • “you dont have to say anything”
  • “i’ll help you study”
  • “i noticed”


  • “do you need any help with that?”
  • “call me if you need anything”
  • “it’s no bother”


  • “i’ll do it for you”
  • “i really want your opinion on something”
  • “wow”


  • “you can have the last slice”
  • “what do you want to watch?”
  • “do you want to come too?”


  • “is there anything i can do to help?”
  • “it’s okay, i couldn’t sleep anyways”
  • “take mine”


  • “i appreciate what you do for me”
  • “you just made my day”
  • “we’ll figure it out”

You should never feel ashamed for any sort of mental illness you may have or the medication you need to take to help you function. “Normal” people rely on the same stuff, yours just happens to be store bought.

Based off this post. I have both depression and anxiety so that quote made me feel a little better about the fact that my brain is wired differently. I hope it might help other people as well.

Find it in the shop: [link]

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A Tumblr-less friend posted this theory her husband had. I slammed the headcanon button so hard I should have bought it dinner first.

Thor: Banner, I desire to act like a normal human for a time. How should I accomplish this?
Bruce: Well, um, normal people don’t have your speech pattern, for one. They, um, have jobs and hobbies…
Thor: Hobbies?
Bruce: You know, photography, video games, puzzles…
Thor: And how does one acquire a ‘job’?
Bruce: Most people use the inter… you should probably look in the classifieds in a newspaper. Also, try shaving the beard and cutting your hair- you’re a bit recognizable.
Thor: *sees Superman/Clark Kent costume* A disguise? Like that man?
Bruce: Sure, yeah, glasses work.

-later, above a Chinese restaurant-

Thor: Hello? I saw your ad. I’m Kevin.

Ten things I wish someone told me when I started HRT:

You can get hormone therapy in the United States without undergoing a long evaluation period or undergoing a ‘real life test’ if you seek out an ‘informed consent’ doctor or clinic. I waited over a year before seeking hormones because I did not want to place myself at the mercy of a mental health professional and I did not want a doctor ‘diagnosing’ my gender. Which brings me to…

They’re going to diagnose you anyway because they need an ICD code to bill your insurance company. I was furious when I found the diagnosis on my medical chart. It would have helped a lot if the doctor had asked my permission or explained that it was for insurance billing purposes only but he didn’t.

Hormone therapy drugs bought from overseas pharmacies are safe and will not cause ‘legitimate’ clinics to refuse treatment should you later decide to switch to a prescription. At the time the information I was able to find talked a lot about how trans women who use ‘black market’ hormones are not to be trusted and that a trans woman who uses such medications should be denied care until they can prove themselves ‘trustworthy,’ somehow. It is a lie.

There is absolutely zero evidence that injectable estrogens are more effective than oral estrogens. The fact is that the ‘advantage’ attributed to injectable estrogens is almost certainly placebo (and injectable placebo is known to be much more powerful than one administered orally). I could have saved myself a lot of discomfort and a serious leg injury caused by an improperly prepared injection.

Properly dosed, there is no reason that sublingual estradiol should be more effective than oral estradiol. The only thing that matters is that enough estradiol enters into your bloodstream and that is something that will be reflected in your labs.

Transdermal estradiol patches are itchy, smelly affairs that cost quite a lot of money and refuse to stay on. Knowing what I know now I would have avoided them entirely.

When I started hormone therapy my endocrinologist gave me conjugated equine estrogen because it came in smaller doses than 17β-estradiol. I was kept on conjugated estrogen for some time under the pretense that he was making sure I didn’t have any bad reactions to being on estrogen. Knowing what I know now I would have been able to argue that conjugated equine estrogen has a much worse side-effect profile than 17β-estradiol and that placing me on this drug unnecessarily endangered my body and my transition. Furthermore, the smallest doses available were far below a healthy dose needed to maintain bone and emotional well-being. Done again I would have insisted that I be started on a reasonable dose of 17β-estradiol.

Low progesterone is implicated in poor emotional health in women. Micronized progesterone is valuable to trans women for maintaining a healthy level of progesterone. I’ve personally benefited a lot, emotionally, from having it and I just wish I started using it sooner.

I wish someone had encouraged me to seek out other trans people as friends. At the time I first came out I didn’t really know there were other people out there that could really help me. The only thing I knew about being trans was what I was able to read online and in books and most of that firmly emphasized the idea that you should transition until you’ve had surgery and ‘pass’ and then disappear and that the people who ‘hung around’ the community were somehow failures. I know that’s not the truth, now, but it really messed me up early in my transition.

I wish someone told me to be cautious. I wish I was told that doctors and mental health professionals aren’t the last word and that if one decides that you’re a ‘failure’ or ‘actually a man’ it’s them that is wrong and not my own instincts regarding who I am. I also wish someone had given me a gentle nudge that some of the people I would meet in the trans community are not to be trusted and do not have my well being at heart. I feel that knowing those two things coming into that experience would have saved me a lot of grief.

Witch Tip: Stock up on coffee filters

Especially those round ones that you can lay out flat. Seriously, they’re the cheapest and most versatile store-bought tool I use.

-Easily sewn into tea bags for homemade tea blends
-Completely biodegradable and safe to bury
-Quick and cheap sachet material
-Perfect for herbal bath mixtures so you don’t have to clean up after (in my experience you should use two for this since they might rip if overstuffed)
-Rubber band one over a jar to filter herbs out of herbal water mixtures, or clean dirty rain water (I still wouldn’t drink it, but it’ll look nicer)
-Collect the rain water with one on it from the start to keep bugs out
-Use one as tracing paper on your screen if you’re not good at copying sigils or symbols
-They look completely mundane in your cabinets if your craft is a secret
-A pack of 100 is like $1.50 at most

There’s probably a lot more I haven’t thought of. I just love these little things.

For the last time:

If Victor bought that ring for Yuuri ahead of time then the anime would have shown us. And even if they wouldn’t have shown it, if that’s what they wanted us to think, they would have made it explicitly clearEspecially in the episode that was narrated by Victor.

What interest does the anime have in hiding the information that Victor bought the ring earlier?


Which is probably enough reason to believe that it didn’t happen.

Listen, I know it’s a really sweet idea and I know that we’d all like that to be true, but there are limits to wishful thinking.

I keep seeing people speaking of the headcanon (because that’s what it should be called) that Victor bought the ring ahead of time as though it’s a fact and I think it’s very confusing and even misleading to a part of the fandom.

And listen, if you want to believe that’s what happened, that’s cool, but at least acknowledge the fact that you’re talking about a theory or a headcanon like I mentioned above, and don’t act like that’s what canonically happened because if that’s what it really were then it would be clear to everyone and we wouldn’t even have to have this argument.

(Especially that there is much more proof for Yuuri buying both rings/Yuuri and Victor buying the rings in the same store at the same time than of Victor buying one beforehand.)