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A “Shiny” Glamour

Originally posted by bizghetti

Shiny: a spell to make you dazzle and get what you want with just a pinch of threatening

Ingredients:

Pink salt (or just regular salt)
Epsom salt
Rose petals
Glitter (body safe if you want to use in a bath or on your body
Orange oil or peel
Cinnamon 
Catnip (optional)
Rose thorns and/or crab claws
Seashell or crab shell
Jar for storage

Directions:

Combine your salt, herbs, and glitter (and oil if you choose to replace some of these with essential oil). Grind into a powder while focusing on your intent. Listen to the song Shiny while you blend it all together! Focus on making yourself becoming both shiny and threatening like Tamatoa, having a glittery armor. 

Place as much powder as you can safely fit into your seashell or crab shell. Add your rose thorns, focusing on the bite that you want to add to this glamour. Put the shell/powder into a jar for ease of storage and add any leftover powder that you have. 

Sprinkle on your makeup or face wash or even on your body or in a shower/bath to activate/use this glamour! Use it before a big event or confrontation to make yourself look extra shiny and threatening. 

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THE ULTIMATE PACKING CHECKLIST

by Kalyn Nicholson

TRAVELLING TO: 

 DAYS GONE:  

 # OF OUTFITS NEEDED:

• CLOTHING
⁃ Tops
⁃ Bottoms
⁃ Dresses/Jumpers
⁃ Underwear/Bras
⁃ Sweater(s) / Sweatpants
⁃ Jacket
⁃ Socks
⁃ Bathing Suit(s)
⁃ PJs
⁃ Active Wear
⁃ Active Shoes
⁃ Fancy Shoes
⁃ Casual Shoes
⁃ Accessories (Jewerly, Watch, Belts)
⁃ Hat(s)
⁃ Laundry Bag

• BEAUTY
⁃ Hot Tools for Hair
⁃ Brushes
⁃ Hair Accessories (bobby pins & elastics)
⁃ Hair Products
⁃ Makeup/Makeup Bag
⁃ Makeup Brushes
⁃ Makeup Wipes/Remover
⁃ Nail Polish/File
⁃ Tweezers/Cotton Swabs/ Q-tips

• TOILETRIES
⁃ Tooth Brush & Paste
⁃ Face Wash
⁃ Body Wash
⁃ Moisturizer
⁃ Body Lotion
⁃ Shampoo & Conditioner
⁃ Tampons/Pads/Midol
⁃ Razor
⁃ Deodorants
⁃ Body Spray/Perfume
⁃ Medications
⁃ Tanner
⁃ Other:

• TECH STUFF
⁃ Laptop/Tablet
⁃ Phone
⁃ Laptop & Phone Chargers
⁃ Camera(s)
⁃ Camera Charger
⁃ Extra Battery
⁃ Memory Cards
⁃ Movies (or pre-download)
⁃ Camera Bag

• CARRY-ON/PURSE
⁃ Book(s)
⁃ Magazines
⁃ Phone
⁃ Sunglasses/Glasses
⁃ Sunglass Case
⁃ Wallet
⁃ Lip Balm
⁃ Headphones
⁃ Hair Band
⁃ Passport/I.D.
⁃ Water
⁃ Hand Sanitizer
⁃ Journal/Note Pad
⁃ Snacks
⁃ Keys
⁃ Pen
⁃ Tickets/Travel Info

“?

None of my female students have approached me regarding any difficulties with any other student. 

Is there something I should be aware of?”

I have seen and heard some of Mineta’s more distasteful commentary during high-pressure testing, and embarrassingly enough during the Sports Festival, but this sounds considerably more serious. His poor attitude towards feminine-presenting individuals has already been noted, but if he has moved beyond mere words, I would like to be made aware of what is going on. Especially if this is occurring outside of class.

((Mun: Aw, thank you. Sorry it’s taken so long to get to this Ask, things have been both great and terrible lately. Got super ill, and then got full time hours at work. So been a bit overwhelmed.))

papasuke + sarada headcanons

  • throughout sakura’s pregnancy, sasuke was scared shitless; orochimaru was obsessed with all things related to life—including childbirth. he knew just how many things could possibly go wrong in a pregnancy and did everything in his power to keep sakura healthy and safe
  • when sarada was born, sasuke cried (and swore sakura and tsunade to secrecy)
  • sasuke teaches sarada how to walk on water during bath time
  • sarada first activates her sharingan when she’s really young, thinking about how her papa left and how much she misses him
  • as a child sarada had an overt crush naruto and kakashi. it mortified sasuke particularly when she claimed she was going to marry one of them when she was older
  • sasuke likes taking long walks with sarada (he especially likes when she starts to get tired and reaches for his hand)
  • sasuke’s happiest when watching sakura and sarada play in the yard; he likes the view of the uchiha crests on their backs
  • sarada used to be weary of her aunt ino, despite her being her mother’s best friend, as she used to hear stories about ino crushing on sasuke
  • sasuke and sarada have a secret signal for when to activate their sharingan
  • sarada spends a lot of time in the mirror looking at herself, sharingan activated, perfecting her pout
  • when she first wakes up, sarada’s hair resembles sasuke’s genin haircut
  • sarada reminds sasuke a lot of itatchi
  • sasuke never believed in “baby talk” and thus refused to dim down his words when talking to sarada, the result being that at four years old she was calling bortuo an usuratonkachi loudly and proudly
  • it’s sasuke who braids and brushes sarada’s hair before bed
  • sarada and sasuke spend a lot of time laying in the grass on hot days talking about anything and anything. she likes it when papa tells her stories about him and uncle naruto and his travels. he likes it when she tells him about her mama and new skills she’s learned
  • sarada’s has a comprehensive collection of sasusaku onesies, including but not limited to ones that mimic sasuke’s susanno, katsuyu, aoda, garuda, and a police officer
  • sarada and sasuke have matching ponchos
  • instead of bedtime stories, sarada asks sasuke to tell her stories of him has a genin
  • (he opts to one up her proposal and shows her with genjutsu; she thinks it’s the most amazing thing in the world)
  • garuda is her favorite of her parents’ summons
  • sarada hates tomatoes, but has a garden in her window sill where she grows them for her papa
  • when sarada sees a picture of her grandpa for the first time she vows to become police captain like him and sasuke is thrilled (he knows they would have loved her)
LazyTown Healthy Habits Challenge

Sportacus Challenge: Exercise one hour a day

Robbie Rotten Challenge: Get six to eight hours of sleep every night

Ziggy Challenge: Eat one serving of vegetables with every meal

Pixel Challenge: Turn off all electronic activity one hour before bed

Trixie Challenge: Offer one nice comment to another person each day– compliments or small talk

Stingy Challenge: Donate or throw away any excess clutter around your home

Stephanie Challenge: Share an activity with another person– game or exercise

Mayor Meanswell Challenge: Clean up around your home or engage in a self-care activity– hot bath, haircut, meditation, etc

Bessie Busybody Challenge: Help another person with their chores, be an active listener to another person sharing their feelings with you

Witchtips’ Rebloggable “Frequently Asked Questions” - Part II

What is a Sigil?

A sigil is a symbol, usually one that has been created and drawn by a Witch, that has magickal properties and energies in it.

How do I create a sigil?

There are different approaches. I like to create my sigils with numerology in mind and I like to include shapes and patterns of a certain number depending on the goal of the sigil. Some Witches like to write out their purpose and then take the vowels out of the sentence and use the shapes of the remaining letters. After you have created your sigil you have to activate it, which is similar to charging. 

How do I find spells to perform? Can I write my own? 

Spells are very easy to find, both on Tumblr and on other magick websites. I find that writing your own spells sometimes works better than using existing ones. Part of this is because you know your own goals and may require a specific spell tailored to those goals. When creating your own spells make sure to research your ingredients and make sure that they fit your goals. 

I’m not open about my craft with my family and friends. What are some easy ways to practice in secret?

This is a huge question and I’m sure I won’t cover everything in this response. Here are a few tips:

  • Instead of using smoke cleansing, keep a spray bottle with salt water in it and spray the coroners of your room when you feel you need a protection/good energy boost.
  • Bath magick is a great way to practice on the down low. Bathing is a personal activity so it is unlikely that you will be questioned about your bath/shower time. 
  • Instead of having a bunch of empty and conspicuous jars in your room, keep easy-to-reloacate items in them. You can keep things like pencils/pens (You can fill a new jar for each kind of writing utensil because hey, organization is important right?), Bobby pins or hair clips, makeup/paint brushes, candles (that could also give you an excuse to be able to burn candles since they’re in a jar and are not in danger of causing a fire), craft supplies, makeup like lipstick, etc.
  • Take up baking or cooking. No one will question why you have so much salt/herbs around.
  • Bake sigils into your food with egg wash, glaze, marinade, and dough.
  •  Instead of an altar, create an inspiration board or collage.
  • Find a quiet and safe place outdoors to perform your rituals
  • If you have or want to have witchcraft books, they fit great in sock draws or under beds.
  • If you have to do a ritual or spell that takes time and cannot be hidden, disguise it as a school project.
  • Sigils are very easy to hide, draw them on your body where no one can see them. 
  • If you wear makeup, draw your sigils on in concealer.
  • Recipe organizers are great for making a disguised spell book
  • Instead of leaving a jar of water out to be charged by the moon go for a night walk or go star-gazing and bring it along.
  • Gum and mint cases are great for carrying around herbs and crystals.

How do I know if my spell worked?

Spellcasting is mostly trial and error. Start with spells that have obvious desired results, like a spell to cure a headache. If it doesn’t work at first, try it again and maybe tweak it a bit. You should be able to observe the results.

Why are some Witches against cursing?

Some Witches choose not to perform curses or to share them/reblog them/recommend them because of the Threefold rule (which is a bit like the Hindu/Buddhist idea of Karma). The idea is that if you perform a curse against someone, that negative energy will come back to you three times stronger. This has been experienced by many witches, most of whom will warn against cursing. A lot of Witches do not curse because they do not want to put out or receive negativity because it could put them in danger.

it’s almost bedtime so here’s a checklist for all the tots out there who don’t have a carer!

•drink water!
•eat something nutritious!
•do some sort of personal hygiene activity
~bath
~shower
~wash face
~brush teeth
•change clothes or at least underwear!
•take your meds!
•take out your contacts/clean your glasses!
•hug all your stuffies and give them each a kiss from me!
•talk to someone if you’re feeling down! i’m always here if you need someone to listen!
•go to bed at a reasonable hour! before 11pm is a good rule of thumb i’d say!
•do what you feel able to do! don’t overestimate yourself but make sure you’re taking good care of yourself!
•don’t forget: i love you!! 💕

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bath and body goodies by palermobody

grapefruit. juniper. activated charcoal. bergamot. lavender. coconut. i love all these earthy, fruity scents … and luckily, this colorful pair of palermobody bath finds has ‘em all. i love this yellow hue!

Friendly reminder than Prince Damianos was known for his “healthy appetites” and “took lovers frequently, slaves and nobles, too” and apparently one of his most memorable dalliances with another man was with a gladiator who lasted 12 minutes in the arena against him (which might be impressive in itself) and then proceeded to spend 6 hours in Damen’s chambers.

Ritual Purity in Hellenism

Ritual purity featured heavily in worship in ancient Greece, with water basins called perorrhanteria, established near the entrances to temples; and stoas found bearing inscriptions that command visitors to cleanse themselves before entering the sanctuary. The nature of ritual purity changed over time and location, as with most aspects of worship in ancient Greece, but the ritual act of purification remained an important one.

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anonymous asked:

Hi, how can I more surely distinguish introverts and extraverts in fictional characters? I am pretty confident in my ability to type real people because they're more consistent and I'm getting good at distinguishing the tertiary and inferior function, but fictional characters are much more difficult to grasp.

One thing that makes cognitive function theory difficult to understand is that each individual is unique and complicated in their motivations and desires. We all have inner forces that push and pull at us in opposite directions, making it SEEM as though personality is inconsistent or unpredictable. Whenever I straight up ask someone who is not familiar with personality studies whether they are introverted or extraverted, >90% of the time, they will answer “a little of both” or something along those lines. It’s the natural answer because we all have introverted functions that compel us to introvert and extraverted functions that compel us to extravert. Anyone who’s been quiet and solitary for a long time will eventually get bored and seek stimulation; anyone who’s been very active in the world will eventually need some down time in order to stay sane.

When we label someone as E/I, it does not mean “one or the other” or “liking one and disliking the other”, rather, it simply refers to the one that is more dominant, the one the person naturally defaults to because it brings more desirable psychological rewards. E.g. I’m quite introverted in that I like and need to spend most of my time in private reflection, but every person I meet labels me as extraverted because I can socialize very successfully when I want to, when the situation demands it. Although I deeply enjoy the Fe-Se rewards I get from socializing, they are not as great as the rewards I get from reflecting, therefore, no matter the rewards I get from extraverting, they will never make me a true extravert. This example illustrates why it can sometimes be hard to identify someone’s true preference just by looking at them: It’s relatively easy to tell which function they are using at a particular point in time, but it’s much more difficult to determine the exact placement of that function in the stack if you don’t get to observe a wide enough range of their behavior.

1) First, always sort out dispositional from situational factors, i.e., is the person’s behavior mostly attributable to their personality or mostly to the circumstances that they find themselves in? E.g. The people I meet fail to take into account situational factors and then they define my “sociability” as a personality “trait” when, in reality, it’s a SKILL that I possess, not my default state of being. If you throw me into a group of people, the group necessitates that I use my extraverted functions and, since I don’t mind and have no problem doing so, I’ll use them but only for the sake of integrating well into the specific situation. You should always be aware of correspondence bias because it is one of the more common reasons for mistyping others. If you’re typing a fictional character (or anyone you don’t have full access to), you’re looking closely at what’s motivating their behaviors in order to infer the correct cognitive functions. A lot of the time, characters are simply motivated by plot requirements, in which case those behaviors may or may not be a reliable indicator of their true type. If someone is simply reacting to the environment, their action is “extraverted behavior” but not necessarily classifiable as true extraversion; if someone is being reflective because the plot has thrown them a significant problem, it’s “introverted behavior” but not necessarily classifiable as true introversion - these could just be situational factors or plot driven behaviors.

2) Notice the times the person is left to their own devices, without any environmental pressures, because you’re more likely to see their natural behaviors in those moments. Notice the scene openings where the camera “catches up” with a character, what have they been doing prior to that moment? I’ll use the show Friends as an example since many people are familiar with it. When the camera catches up with Chandler in his apartment, he can often be observed reading or finishing a bath, these are solitary activities that imply a significant need for quiet time. Joey is often watching noisy TV, eating, napping (out of boredom), or just getting back from a date, which implies a strong need for sensory and social stimulation. Monica is usually with someone and in the middle of cleaning, rearranging, or perfecting a recipe so as to make her home inviting and comfortable, which implies a strong need to be orderly and valued for her effort.

3) Sometimes personality can be more apparent in what someone DOESN’T do or fails to do. E.g. If the plot compels a character to take action but they often DON’T and inertia sets in, you can take that as a sign of introversion; if the plot compels a character to reflect but they often DON’T and they keep blindly pressing forward, you can take that as a sign of extraversion. The same principle applies to all four dichotomies. In these cases, situational factors have collided with dispositional factors: the environment is compelling them to behave one way but their personality is stronger in compelling them to do the opposite, which sometimes worsens the situation for them as they fail to properly address pressing problems.

4) Character development often follows plot development. In the average story, a character is usually presented with a significant problem/obstacle to resolve/overcome, and their failures/misfortune will take them into their emotionally lowest point before climactic resolution in the final act - this process signals character growth to the audience. (1) How did they arrive at their lowest emotional point (did they overindulge any functions?), (2) How did they behave at their lowest point (did their lower functions act up under stress?), and (3) What did they need to do in order to climb out of their lowest point (did their functions “adjust” and resolve the issue)?

I just watched the Wonder Woman movie, so I’ll use that as an example since it has a fairly typical plot: Diana slides into her lowest point because she severely oversimplifies the problem (Se) and is naive in her rigid moral worldview (Fi), often charging headfirst into everything (Te) and unwilling to reflect more carefully on the complexity of the situation even when explicitly advised to (Ni). At her lowest emotional point, she gets extremely judgmental of people’s moral worth (Te loop), becoming doubtful about who she really is and darkly pessimistic about whether her actions really make any meaningful impact in the world (Ni grip). Her attitudinal conflict (E:Se-Te vs I:Fi-Ni) and the plot conflict are resolved when she gets back in touch with her core moral beliefs (Fi) and what they mean for her going forward (Ni). She’s a psychologically healthy individual, but she is an extravert who over-extraverted with the external conflict and then tripped into an internal conflict, therefore proper introverting was what she needed in order to reestablish the cognitive balance required to solve the narrative conflict effectively.

The opposite would happen with an introverted character, a good contrast that comes to mind is Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (it’s been awhile so the details are sketchy). Katniss is an extremely reluctant hero, thrust into a situation that she really doesn’t want to be in after she wins the game. While she dislikes the conditions she lives in, she is resigned to them and often chooses a “keep your head down” strategy instead of rebelling (Si) because she is convinced that any attempts to create real change will garner extremely undesirable consequences (Te), so she only takes action in the moments when the moral imperative is undeniable and unavoidable (Fi), not able to imagine how else she could address the mounting problems before her (Ne). She slides into her lowest emotional point because she always wants to stay out of everything unless something impacts her directly and forces her to get involved, sticking with her own moral calculations even when the world is continuously compelling her to step up, even when lesser people were already stepping up (Fi loop), and she acts out in abrupt and rather impotent ways whenever she feels overwhelmed by helplessness (Ne grip). Her attitudinal conflict (I:Si-Fi vs E:Te-Ne) and the plot conflict are resolved when she finally admits/recognizes that she possesses great power to affect change (Te) and that she should consider the bigger picture and how she can make things better for everyone rather than only caring about the individuals who matter most to her (Ne). She’s a psychologically healthy individual aside from the guilt/trauma of her experiences, but she’s an introvert who over-introverts, she’s over-cautious and her inner conflicts often hold her back from solving the external conflict, therefore proper extraverting was what she needed in order to reestablish the cognitive balance required to solve the narrative conflict effectively.

raptorlily  asked:

012 for the autumn prompt table

So I actually had to look up what a Mischief Night is (looks like an East Coast/UK thing?) but oh boy am I glad I did, because so many ideas…sorry this took so long! 

I’m going to assume that Halloween hasn’t happened yet in the Riverdale universe, so this happens post 1x13.

Short fic/drabble? Sorry I don’t know her


“Mr. Weatherbee, freedom of the press is a constitutional right and I don’t believe the school board will be too happy to hear you’re stifling the development of young writers over one little article by cutting the Blue & Gold’s funding.”

“Miss Cooper, I’ve allowed you to resurrect the paper on the condition that the funding can be allocated each quarter and there are no funding requests that take precedence. During the break when we revised the budget, it was decided the money could be put to better use elsewhere and there’s nothing more I can do about it. Now, classes start in two minutes and I’m positive you don’t want to lose your perfect attendance record.”

Betty storms out of the office and down the hall to her locker. Spinning the combination, her fingers trembling in anger, she develops and discards plan after plan to get back at Weatherbee. An exposé in the Register on his repurposing of the Blue & Gold’s funding, no doubt for more new football uniforms? A sternly written letter to the PTA extolling the virtues of quality journalism and the need to offer a wide range of extracurriculars for all students?

“Not to ruin a good thing here, but you’re glaring at that picture like it’ll suddenly give up season 8 spoilers for Game of Thrones,” Veronica says, poking her head out from behind Betty’s locker door.

Betty almost smiles until she remembers the injustice that had just been leveled on Riverdale High. “I’m hoping the abyss of my locker will reveal an idea to get back at Weatherbee,” she admits, grabbing her biology textbook and shutting the door. “He cut the paper’s funding, so there goes my chance to right at least some of the wrongs in this town.”

“Are you sure that’s it?” Veronica questions, following Betty down the hall to their classroom. “Or does this has something to do with your newly-Southside loner boyfriend and the Blue & Gold being the only thing left to remind you of him at Riverdale?”

“Jughead and I…we haven’t talked much since everything with Mr. Andrews. He’s been busy trying to research his dad’s case, and the paper keeps me busy too. Instead of worrying about him, I can worry about the freshman who keeps submitting crazy inappropriate cartoons or that advice column the guidance counselor made me start that has no questions.” She shakes her head at the thought of the new advisor telling her how “helpful” it would be for kids to write in and share their problems. “Weatherbee just wants to punish me for publishing the article about FP, and I’m not going to let him get away with it.”

Veronica smirks with a cunning look in her eye. “I think I can help you out with that.”

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Under Moonlight

This is some shameless domgan smut I’ve been working on for a little while, since you can never have too much domgan in your life. Basically, Ganondorf and Zelda find themselves accidentally bathing in the same pond, and naturally, they bang.

@manhandlaa, well, it took me roughly seven million years to finish it, but I got there in the end. Hope you like it :D

100% NSFW

Find some kinky boinking in a pond under the cut!

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truscum-truth reblogged your post and added: “Very few things in the world are limitless”

THIS DEBUNKED NOTHING. YOU JUST MADE UNBACKED…

That would be because I didn’t debunk you, @truscum-truth​, I don’t need to do that when it’s already been done for me. All that was needed here was a clear explanation of the ways in which you’re wrong.

But what the hell, let’s tear into what you’ve said and see if we can find something interesting to talk about here.

You know how people talk about how TERFs aren’t able to accept it when science says that their grade school biology education says they’re wrong about biological sex? That’s pretty much the exact same behavior you’re engaging in. And apparently I touched off a nerve since you felt the need to go all caps on me. So, yeah, great job aligning yourself with TERFs there, bucko.

Anyways, back to the point, being transgender is not a mutation or unnatural. Human beings are sexually dimorphic, which means our biology evolved towards the idea of creating two primary configurations of sex traits. Turns out that’s actually fairly complicated in terms of biology, so what happened is that our biology for handling sex differentiation generated a spectrum of different configurations and then just pushed to make sure that a good 90% or more of those wound up being what we think of as typically male or typically female. That’s where we get the prevalence of cis men and cis women from, the system is trying to produce more of them than anything else.

But the mechanism is also…lossy. Imprecise. Not rigorously exacting. And so we get a differentiation method where you get two different hormone baths, one of which activates your sex traits and the other of which defines your gender, and it’s pretty easy for that process to get interrupted. Doesn’t matter though, as long as we meet that production quota for cis people. This is why human beings exist along a spectrum of gender, because our systems just don’t care very much as long as we produce enough cis people to make reproduction easy for the species as a whole. And we know that’s the case because one of the easiest ways to tell a disordered development from an ordered one is to look at the number of people affected by a given condition. Disordered development occurs at an extremely low rate, one in several thousand at least, because if they occurred any more frequently then there would be a stronger selective pressure working against them.

Trans people occur somewhere between 1 out of every 200 and 3 out of every 100 births. So that’s a pretty normal rate, just rare and atypical. It’s probably the easiest way to debunk everything you’re saying, I’d suggest looking into it.

Also, what you’re ranting about with demedicalization is also a bunch of horseshit. First off, the word you’re looking for is pathologizing, because the ‘medicalization’ that you’re talking about is inherently tied to portraying trans people as mentally ill. You might have convinced yourself that it’s about treating transgender people as having a medical condition, but that’s not what the reality is. If trans = medical condition then trans people = mentally ill, which summarizes most of the 20th century’s approach to transgender health.

Second, our greatest gains in terms of social recognition and medical support have come about because of the move away from pathologizing transgender people. The DSM-V doesn’t recognize trans people as being medically disordered, the Endocrine Society affirms that being transgender is a normal biological state and that our medical health care is a necessity, and pretty much the entire medical community is getting on our side when it comes to recognizing that we are normal human beings who face tremendous disadvantage from a society that treats us like we’re a disorder or an illness.

Your problem is that you’re afraid. You might be afraid of losing access to transition related health care, you might be afraid that other trans people invalidate your own identity and sense of gender, I don’t know. But your fear makes you a threat because you’re willing to hurt other people to make yourself feel safe. If you wrap yourself up in this shield of truscum ideology, you think it’ll keep you safe.

It won’t.

Only people like me, people who are going to keep demanding that all trans people, including you, are respected and receive the care we need, will keep you safe. Because I’m here keeping myself safe by fighting for me and mine and I’m not going to abandon you just because you abandon others. And there’s a legion of people who feel like I do who aren’t going to stop until we’re all safe.

No one is coming to save us so we have to save ourselves. We can’t do that by sacrificing people from our own community.

In summary, it sounds like I’m not the one with a problem being transphobic, although I’ll grant you it sounds like you’ve got a hell of a problem with internalized transphobia. I’d get to work on that before you hurt someone else.

anonymous asked:

Arthur - 7,8,35,36

Thanks for sending me numbers anon!

Headcanon Meme: Send me a Number and a Character

Arthur Pendragon (Canon Headcanons)

7. Favorite way to waste time and feelings surrounding wasting time

Here’s the thing about Arthur. He doesn’t like to sit idle. At all. He would always rather be doing something than nothing. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that he likes to waste time doing just anything. When he was younger he didn’t mind wasting time (skiving off on his duties/lessons, playing around with some noble children, etc). But as he grew older, Uther instilled in his son that he was a Prince of Camelot at all times, and a lazy prince begot a wasteful kingdom. So Arthur doesn’t like to waste time. He won’t dawdle, especially if he has something important to do and he hates being late. But Arthur is so rarely allowed to waste time that I’m not sure he would feel comfortable wasting away his precious time. He would just worry that he should be doing something important instead.

8. Favorite indulgence and feelings surrounding indulging

When he was a young prince (aka before he met/befriended Merlin), Arthur had an indulgence for the finer things in life. Besides his mother’s ring, which isn’t an indulgence, Arthur had a collection of necklaces, bracelets, and rings. In a court of nobles, it was a sign of his position, wealth, and a statement which he thought very little about. He indulged in paying the gold for these things to be made for him or for his friends (see the fine dagger he gave to Morgana). But once he started to get to know Merlin (as well as Gwen and his other common class friends) he started to see the jewelry for what it was: lavish and unnecessary, especially when his people could hardly afford a quarter of such an indulgence. He no longer indulges in such things. He rather have his favorite sweets or indulge in a hot bath.

35. What activities do they enjoy, but consider to be a waste of time?

Arthur isn’t like Gwaine, but does like to have his mulled wine and mead. He’ll take the opportunity to get drunk, when he feels like he won’t be needed at least for the evening-to-morning time period, especially if his friends are there with him. So he enjoys his time at feasts, wine in hand. He likes going down to the tavern with his knights (plus Merlin) and playing a game of dice (even if Merlin mysteriously wins every round). I’ve already talked about drunk!Arthur, but I think the alcohol loosens him up and makes him happy. It’s a waste of time (and his gold) to get drunk and play dice, but he enjoys it.

36. What makes them feel guilty?

Not to be Angsty ™ but like… this is a long list. I think at the top of that list is Morgana. When Morgana discovered her magic, scared and hating herself for having something she had always thought to be evil, she never went to Arthur for help. They were like siblings and they trusted each other, but she thought he would turn on her. The part that worsens his guilt is that he isn’t sure she was wrong. He feels guilty about not seeing her betrayal and about every life she took after her descent into madness.

More Galra headcanons

Hey guys, my last post has gotten a bit popular so I decided I would share some of my pack animal Galra ideas with you guys.

Basically my thoughts are that Galra are a very smell and touch oriented species, with smell being a huge part of a Galras identity. Galra living together tend to take the opportunity to familiarize with each other’s scents, and knowing the scenes of your family and having the scent of them on you is considered to be a sign you are truely loved by your family.
When a Galra is leaving or going away, it’s customary to present them with a gift of worn clothing, used blankets or even pillows and bedding from a shared bed or nest. So that way the galra may continue to present themselves as a family unit or as close to the holders. It’s customary to sleep with these gifts, and to return them once they smell like you more than the original owner, so they may wear it to smell like you.
When visiting family a galra may present the gifted belongings so other family members can smell those he left behind, and know they are in good health.

You might think it’s coincidence that all galra wear armor and rubber bodysuits, but it’s part of Zarkons efforts to make sure galra stay emotionally distant from each other, unable to gift each other with their scents.

Since galra put such emphasis on smell, bath time is an important part of the galra routine, and families and friends often bath together, because galra have lots of fur and only so many hands, more than that they are naturally tactile species and enjoy the companionship. It’s considering a binding activity to bath together for galra.
Shampoos and soaps are often a dispute among families, because it’s customary for Galra families to share soaps and shampoos so they can all smell similar.
Children are washed first, and they work their way up the size ladder, ending on the largest member of the family, rather than working through rank.

BONUS GALRA KEITH SECTION
Since galra put emphasis on sharing smells to be part of one another’s identity, the fellows paladins clothing holds a lot of meaning to Keith. As does his own jacket, Lance taking his jacket would indicate that he wishes to identify as being closer to Keith, and would mean a great deal to him because he doesn’t have much family.
More than that if Lance ever helped Keith with his beauty routine, this would be considered bathing and sharing a family smell, which would again mean a lot to Keith, he’s used to identifying on his own, so Lance practically offering to be family would be the world to the repressed child. (maybe it could mean something more? ~)
ANYWAYS if you made it down here you listened to my ramblings all the way through so thanks for that.
Once again I’m totally up to chat about anything Voltron so feel free to shoot me a message about the galra or your ideas on them. I would love to hear them.