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Accessibility on tumblr

Idk if people realise how difficult reading large amounts of texts is for people with a variety of disabilities.

I love to learn. I love the social information and awareness I get from tumblr, and the things I learn about my own conditions in this space.

But a lot of this content is not accessible. A lot of the time I’m not capable of reading the large amounts of info especially in big paragraphs


So to make your content more accessible try some of these

- don’t have big paragraphs - break down things - it will make your points clearer and easier to absorb.

- use spacing especially between paragraphs and ideas

- use tags - if something is Long but I’ve seen a word that means I might want to read it, I can look at the tags for more info on what it’s about and save it for when I’m more able to process.

- minimise emojis and weird formatting. These things make it more difficult when using a text to speech program

- make a tldr. I appreciate these so much.

- if possible, use images and info graphics and include image descriptions.

- if it’s a long post covering many points use bold and make titles for different sections. This means when I scroll through I can prioritise reading the points that interest me most rather than not being able to read anything.

- lists!

if you really think about it … all wlw ships are Connected …… all of them … somehow

Modern day Greek myths where not only can’t Echo say anything except the end of other people’s sentences, but she also can’t tag or comment on posts she reblogs. She can’t make original posts or directly message people unless she’s repeating stuff that has just been said. She’d be that person who reblogs posts and comment underneath it that’s just a sentence or two repeated from the previous point bolded for emphasis

Eldarya Characters- Note

This is something that I needed to do to help me get my ideas straight and help me think better about the characters.

Note: Bold points are stuff that might be related to their character´s arc. Bold and in italic and theories that we fans came up by playing the game and now trying to understand if they are realby waiting for the next episodes with more information about this.

IT CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM EPISODE 15!! DON´T READ IF YOU DON´T WISH TO BE SPOILED!!


Ezarel:

  • Absynthe´s chef
  • Loves honey and sweet things
  • An elf
  • A prankster
  • Doesn´t like being touched
  • Might´ve dated a human before
  • Relationship between him and Ewelein is ???


Nevra:

  • A vampire
  • Shadow´s chef
  • Hated to be a vampire until he read a book about vampires from the human world
  • Has a sister named Karenn
  • His parents are alive
  • Uses an eyepatch because he got hurt by his familiar
  • Drinks blood mostly from the Absynthe girls
  • Loves to gossip
  • Also likes to manipulate people
  • His a womanizer
  • Mom material


Valkyon:

  • Undentifiable race
  • Is orphan
  • Obsidian´s chef
  • Lost his brother
  • Has a musarose has is familiar named Floppy
  • Doesn´t talk a lot but he was the one who taught Ezarel how to “joke around”
  • Doesn´t like forests
  • Might be a berseker


Leiftan:

  • A lorialet
  • Part of Shining´s guard
  • Likes to take strolls at night
  • Seeks revenge- wants to kill the person that killed those who raised him
  • Has a familiar named Amaya
  • Very protective of Gardienne
  • Might be Masked´s Mad helper


Masked Man:

  • Hates the members of Eel Guard
  • Has been helping Gardienne
  • Is using Gardienne 
  • Might be Valkyon´s dead brother


Kero:

  • Half unicorn
  • From Shining´s Guard
  • Takes care of the library
  • Could be helping the Masked Man


Chrome:

  • A werewolf
  • Part of the Shadow´s Guard
  • His mother probably is dead
  • Likes to explore
  • Gets in trouble


Jamon:

  • Part of the shining guard
  • Doesn´t eat meat
  • Very good fighter


Alajeá- Case solved:

  • A mermaid
  • Part of the Absynthe guard
  • Has a sister named Colaia
  • Takes a potion to have human legs
  • Has a trauma of the ocean
  • Thought that had lost all her family when they were attacked


Karenn:

  • A vampire
  • Nevra´s lil sister
  • Part of the Shadow Guard
  • Is manipulative
  • Had nightmares when she came to Eel Guard
  • Deeply cares about his brother
  • Her parent´s are alive


Ewelein:

  • An elf
  • Part of the Absynthe Guard
  • Takes care of the injured
  • Relationship with Ezarel???- engaged???


Ykhar:

  • A brownei
  • Part of the Shining´s Guard
  • Doesn´t know her father
  • Gets in lilttle fights with her mother


Miiko:

  • Shining´s Guard leader
  • A kitsune


Cameria:

  • A hamadryad
  • Part of the Obsidian´s Guard


Gardienne:

  • Half faery
  • Unknown race
  • Has purple eyes
  • Might be related to the Oracle
  • Might have royal blood.
A quasi-Machiavellian guide to a happy healthy workplace

Look, for those of us who are socially awkward, the only way to Do Social Well is by intention. Unfortunately, our society often conflates Being Social By Intention with manipulativeness, so fine. Here it is. The vaguely manipulative list of tips for happy coworkers and positive interactions. Go forth and intentionally be nice for your own personal gain (and also because Nice is Nice).

Note: by no means do you HAVE to do any of these. These are recommendations and techniques, not rules. Some are more directly social, and some focus on workplace etiquette that will cast a positive light on you.

1. Bond with co-workers by asking about their lives. The simplest! Most people love talking about themselves. If you’re trying to create a social connection with your coworkers (and yes, we’re all aware that having social connections in the workplace helps your career), a great way is to ask about their free time and what they’ve been up to. I know this sounds too basic, but seriously, just occasionally ask about their lives and remember tidbits. Even just a quick hello and a smile in the morning helps. If you’re already doing this, awesome.

2. If you’ve had a negative interaction with a coworker that day, follow up with something positive and casual. All workplaces have conflict, and occasionally you’ll need to disagree with someone, or find yourself looking back on an interaction and realizing it may have been a bit negative. That’s fine! If you’re concerned that something didn’t go well, follow up an hour or two later by complimenting their shirt or asking about their weekend. Everyone knows that this type of social interaction isn’t about the shirt or weekend but is a way of saying you have a workplace relationship and reaffirming it. 

3. When replying to an email chain in different colours, don’t use a red font when you’re angry. I know — it’s so tempting. But by slyly using a calm colour like blue or green, your annoyed replies to the chain will suddenly seem calmer. Ditto goes for the exclamation points, bold, underlines, and emphatic hyperbole; leave them out for the most part. It’s one more small psychological trick to keep you looking level-headed even when you’re telling someone in writing that they’re wrong.

4. An overall positive attitude will make them take you seriously when you’re not positive. It sucks to have to put on a positive attitude when you’re not feeling it, but not only will it help smooth things in the workplace, it will also make coworkers sit up and pay attention when you’re not positive. On the flip side, if you complain frequently, they’ll get used to tuning you out and ignore you when it’s really important. Just self-monitor and assess whether the complaint is bonding, necessary self expression, or just saying something for the sake of saying something. The latter can be left out.

5. Acknowledge the successes of others and give credit where it’s due. Whether you’re talking to your boss or your coworkers, if you’re an honest person who lifts up others in the workplace and gives credit where it’s due, you’ll be seen as someone with integrity. If you have an eye on management, this is especially important, and something a good boss is actively looking for. Not only that, but it will contribute to a positive work environment. Win all around!

6. Maturely acknowledge your mistakes… when necessary. You don’t want to go around constantly telling people you screwed up, but a mature concession that something is your fault once in a while will also show that you have integrity. Strategically used, this is especially great because people then know that if there’s a big screw-up and you say it’s not your fault, you’re being honest.

7. Don’t get too involved in a coworker’s personal life/politics. This isn’t to say you can’t make friends at work, just that you should choose wisely. When carrying out tip #1 it can be tempting to get really personal or start talking politics if a coworker starts steering the conversation in that direction… but in the long run, getting into personal lives in the workplace is risky and can cause a lot of tension if stuff goes badly. Keep it light, don’t go into politics or drama. 

8. If something’s gone wrong, strike “you” from your vocabulary. If you’re talking about a problem — to a coworker, boss, or client — the passive voice is your friend. People have a tendency to hear “you” as accusatory, even if that isn’t your intention. An email that says “The file we received did not include section” is better than “You didn’t send us that section” or even “The email you sent didn’t include that section”.

9. On the flip side, if it’s good, make it about them. “We really appreciated your email” is stronger than “This email was appreciated”. “Your team would benefit from my experience in this field” is better than “I am experienced in this field”.

10. Pay attention to how often you interrupt coworkers. Interruption is part of the natural flow of conversation and not always a bad thing, but it’s important to pay attention to who we’re interrupting, when, and how often. For example, studies show men interrupt women more frequently, so if you’re a guy, it’s worth biting back the urge to add your say and waiting until a coworker is finished their piece. This small action can really improve workplace relations.

11. Employ the one-two punch. If you have something negative that needs to be said, follow it or preface it with something good. This works especially well in emails: thank them or compliment them on something, then bring up the issues (or the other ay around if that’s better). This keeps your work emails more emotionally neutral and makes it harder for people to dismiss you out of hand.

12. Don’t gossip.  Again, gossip can be a habit that’s easy to fall into when trying to follow tip #1. The difference between regular small talk and gossip is that gossip shines a negative light on people or shares unnecessary things about their personal lives. Remember #7: don’t get too personal. While it’s great to share positive things about a coworker, boss, or client, negative talk should be reserved for when you’re trying to solve an issue.

13. Don’t send that angry email just yet. It’s okay to feel it. It’s okay to write it. Take a step back and let yourself cool off, then send a fabulously well-planned email using the above points. It’s much more satisfying to both get your way and be seen as a paragon of virtue, anyway. And if you do trip up and send that angry email — see tip #2.

14. Everyone is too busy. The clearer your emails are, the more likely they are to be understood and responded to. Writing emails to bosses, coworkers, and clients is always a challenge, and half the time they don’t respond with what you need anyway. I could write a whole post about how to get people to respond appropriately to your emails, but it boils down to three tips: a) keep it short and simple, including short sentences and using bullet points where necessary; b) try to keep emails to one or two main questions/things you need from someone; and c) end with a prompt for reply, like “When can we expect this?” or “Does that work for you?” (If you’re wondering why this tip is included, it’s because clearer email communication creates a happier and healthier workplace.)

15. If you’re having a problem with someone, calmly discuss it with them first. I know; it’s hard. But if you’re trying to be seen as a positive employee with integrity, it’s essential to talk with coworkers when there’s an issue. Just calmly state the issue in a non-accusatory way (see tip #8) and what effect it’s having. If there are multiple problems, choose one and focus on it; no one likes a laundry list of things they’re doing wrong. That should be reserved for special circumstances.

16. One problem, two solutions. Problems always arise. Instead of just saying “here’s the problem and I can’t do more work until we fix it”, try offering them a choice of two different solutions. This will make things move faster, make everyone happier, and give you a reputation for being a problem-solver. It will also allow you to guide things in the direction you want (after all, you’re the one coming up with these solutions). People sometimes use problems to avoid doing their work, so being a solutions person will also make your coworkers feel you’re doing your fair share.

17. Eventually, your internal opinion of someone will always become clear. We all like to think we can keep our opinions to ourselves, but if we let ourselves think of someone as an idiot, it will always eventually be reflected in our actions and tone. Try to find something positive in your coworkers, bosses, and clients. If you can’t find anything at all to mitigate your negative opinion, then you might want to try finding a different workplace.

At the end of the day, two things are true: one, that people who get on well in the workplace tend to do better in their careers — and two, that not everyone can be effortlessly social. For some of us, it takes effort. I hope this helps!

The other thing is like….. let’s just all pretend that aphobia exists as an axis to be oppressed upon, and that all non-aces/aros (regardless of orientation) had non-ace/aro privilege and oppressed a-spec people

Why would aces/aros want to be in a community with their non-ace/aro oppressors? the LGBT+ community was formed because lgbp people and trans people had enough in common with regards to oppression that it did (and still does!) make sense for the two groups to work together. Transphobia can sometimes include misdirected homophobia (because people think trans people are “really just gay” or whatever other transphobic bullshit), and at the time the community formed society as a whole had a less nuanced and more incomplete understanding of gender, meaning the line between sexuality and gender was a lot less defined than it is today (remember the “is Marsha P Johnson a trans woman?” discourse that’s still going on? Yeah that)

But if aphobia was based off whether someone felt sexual/romantic attraction (although all evidence of “aphobia” has always been based off someone’s behavior and not their feelings, let’s continue to pretend aphobia is a distinct form of oppression that targets a-spec people) then wouldn’t non-ace/aro LGBT+ people be the oppressors of aces? And wouldn’t you want your community to be free of your oppressors with all their violent aphobia? Wouldn’t it not only be harmful to the ace community as a whole, but also to the individual aces/aros who would be victims to aphobia from non-ace LGBT+ people, to deliberately create your spaces in your oppressors’ community?

And I know everyone is going to pull the whole “transphobic gays” thing, and I really don’t mean to act like that’s not an issue or not relevant, because it is, but when the LGBT+ community was formed, our society hardly had the language to differentiate between straight trans people and cis gay people, especially if those trans people didn’t medically transition. The point is, even within LGBT+ spaces/communities, there are allowances for trans-only spaces and resources. But again, by and large, many of the issues that trans/non-cis people and lgbp people face are intrinsically linked because of society’s inability to separate sexuality and gender. (This doesn’t mean cis gay people can’t be transphobic and that their transphobia is any less harmful to trans people than that from cishets, 

So although homophobia and transphobia tend to go together (although they certainly don’t always!), aphobia would be an entirely separate thing. So why would aces want to not only have non-ace people (their “oppressors”) in their spaces, but actually create their spaces within the spaces built for their oppressors?

TL;DR If the mean alloLGs were really your oppressors you wouldn’t want to create your safe community spaces within our spaces because it would put you in danger

anonymous asked:

Not being mean, I honestly want to know, what are the main tenants of ma'at everyone should follow?

So the answer to this could probably be a couple of miles long, tbh. But I’m going to try and give you guys a concise list of some of the most common themes I’ve seen over the years while reading up on ma’at. Most of this stuff comes from Karenga, Quirke and Muhlenstein. I’ve bolded the key points to help for readability.

So, to start off with…

  • Humility. You are supposed to be humble. Conversely, you’re supposed to not be arrogant or overly prideful.
  • Moderation is another common theme. This is why Set is often othered, because he lacks moderation in many respects. This is reflected in what you consume, how you respond to people, how you act, etc. I would also argue that it’s also about how you live (aka the wealth you obtain), but I don’t know that that is historically corroborated (probably not, tbh, because you were supposed to give your wealth to those who had less, and so long as you were giving back, you’d be golden afaict).
  • Giving to those who have less than you. This is commonly worded as “clothing the naked, giving a home to the homeless, a boat to the boatless, feeding the hungry, etc.” It’s about giving to those who have less than you. Egypt failed on this a lot. A lot of modern practitioners also fail on it.
  • Not being a jerk to other people. Esp. if they have less than you. It’s written in the wisdom texts that if someone who is of lesser rank than you spouts off, it’ll do you well to listen to them, but not to berate them. Leave that to someone who is of an authority to do so. This also goes back to moderation.
  • All in all, finding your place within your community, and doing what you can to help the community. This is probably because before the modern era, humans truly required their fellows to help them survive. No man was an island before the modern era, and everyone was needed to help keep everything running smoothly. Hence the emphasis on community in the here and now. This, ofc, means more than just the Kemetic community, but also the ppl you live next to. Conversely, it also seems to tie into not suffering people who would destroy your community.
  • Doing your job well, being a hard worker, having a good work ethic. Not being a cheating, swindling jerkface.
  • Self-reflection and making self-awareness and growth something of a priority. Taking the time to look at yourself and being honest with what you need to improve, and working to make improvements as you are able.
  • Maintaining the cult of the gods. This is arguably more relevant to the people whose jobs it was to do this on the regular (aka the king, priests), but it still deserves a place on the list. The gods helped us maintain Order, maintain our world. As such, it benefited us to take care of them. Conversely, if the gods weren’t fulfilling their roles, it was also within ma’at to call them on it (see my point about doing your job well) and refuse to take care of their needs until your needs (or the community’s needs) are met.

These all seem pretty self-explanatory, imo. And they are probably the most commonly sighted tenets of ma’at. The rules shift, however, when ma’at is threatened. Muhlenstein writes about this extensively in his text “Violence in the Service of Order.” In order to get a complete idea of what ma’at entails, we need to examine this side of things, too:

  • Being willing to smite isfet when it shows up. This is often referred to as “smiting Set’s confederates” or something similar. Ma’at is all about creating something, and maintaining that creation–which means defending it when necessary. So when someone shows up and tries to wreck the party, you wreck that person’s face and send them packing.
  • Once any isfet is eradicated, you are supposed to replace it with ma’at. It’s not good enough to just cut down isfet where it stands. You need to replace that void with ma’at, otherwise the isfet will return to fill the void.
  • Taking care of your community is another aspect of this. Egypt used this as an excuse to go conquesting. Pretty sure most of us know that colonialism is bad and would add in extra caveats on what is acceptable for “taking care of your own”, but from a purely historical standpoint, this meant beating down anyone who had stuff you wanted so that you could bring more resources back to your home. In a more modern context, I would argue that it means helping your fellows to succeed and to be safe. This is also more than just our Kemetic community, and should include people who are a part of your life or in-person community.
  • Protecting what you have built (usually referred to as Order, protecting Order.) This honestly is just a succinct way of saying what I said in the last three bullets.

Now, obvs, not everyone is cut out to smite isfet or help defend things on the regular. And that’s fine. However, just because you’re not able or not necessarily comfortable with it doesn’t mean that you should get in the way of those who are willing and able to do so. I think that’s honestly one of the largest issues I see in most situations. “I’m made uncomfortable by this, and therefore you shouldn’t do the thing, because I personally wouldn’t want the thing done.” Even though defending the community and those who are adherents of ma’at is part and parcel with ma’at in certain contexts.

Given how extensive ma’at is, it’s possible that I’ve missed some things, but these are probably the highlights of what comes to mind. If anyone else can think of anything I’ve missed, feel free to add.

Although I love how the Wynonna Earp fandom has been so welcoming after the shitshow, and I actually started watching WE a few weeks ago and I LOVE IT, I don’t think a lot of Supergirl fans can switch to it just like that. Yes, it has beautiful wlw relationship and nice cast and creator, but the show is very different in tone, and it’s gory and has a darker humor. I mean, I stand gore well but ep 1x08 was quite hard to watch at some parts. For me, it’s a great show, but it’s not for everyone, so please don’t force it on Supergirl fans.

A great example of mansplaining is the most recent episode of the bold type where Jane makes a simple observation in the panel and that guy feels the need to over explain it and ends with the same conclusion as her

im about 50 pages into hammer of thor, and already the words heteronormative, transgender, and gender fluid have been used, in correct context, and in fact in reference to a specific character, who is shaping up to have a major role, with a direct statement from the protagonist himself that being trans is not unusual or new to him, and hints that said gender fluid character could be said protag’s love interest, in this book, written by a popular mainstream YA author, published by disney, and honestly when have we ever been so blessed

So I’m watching BvS again and new thoughts pop into my head (again).

The first time we see the adult Bruce Wayne, he is acting purely heroically, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that he’s not in costume. Because we see his mind begin to warp as the fight goes on overhead. He embraces a child, perhaps symbolism for his final embrace with innocence, and the next time we see Bruce Wayne, he isn’t Bruce, he’s the Batman, not the hero that embraces innocents, but the monster that leaves innocent people caged whilst he enacts his violent will.
Until the third act, when the corruption of his innocence is shown to him, when he takes his eyes off his target for long enough to see himself for what he has become, until this moment, Batman is the villain. He is not risking his life to save children, he is sacrificing his humanity out of fear.

The fact that the story is framed in such a way is magnificent and bold. People often point that the movie starts and ends with a funeral, as these deaths act as both the birth and rebirth of Batman as the hero, the Dark Knight. However, it’s seeing Bruce act purely out the goodness in his heart during the Black Zero event as the start of his character arc, and returning to this goodness in the final scenes that really shows how wonderfully thought out this movie was.

It’s easy to get hung up on Batman losing his way, but it’s so important to not forget that he found it again. And what a complex, exciting journey it was.