The way you draw Otabek is my favorite I'm......... it's so good I'm at a loss for words
I’M AT A LOSS FOR WORDS bc omg idk why but otabek’s hair is hell to draw for me and i kept redoing it so i didn’t expect people to focus so much on beka in that post bUT PEOPLE LIKE THE WAY I DRAW HIM?? ?
when you accidentally drew a good otabek, yes
but anyway here’s a little thing i doodled for ya!
ok we all know how íþróttaálfurinn is an elf, yes? well let me just tell you this, icelandic elves are not like what u see in movies. like no. 1 rule about icelandic elves is don’t fuck with them or they will either make u go insane or steal ur babies. they might do it anyway even if u do nothing. also don’t mess with the rocks or the hills where they live or ur cursed for life. if an elf tells u to do something u better do it bc u’ll get a reward and everything will be good but if u don’t…. hoo boy u gonna regret it
tbh maybe this is unpopular but i also understand why vex would feel closer to tary than scanlan now? because i get why people are upset but i also think it’s important to remember that scanlan singled out vex for bringing kaylie and yelled at her and said that they only went to the feywild because of her “fucking daddy issues” meanwhile she literally bonded with tary because of her “daddy issues”
like idk i absolutely understand why scanlan lashed out and i was supportive of him leaving but i also think it’s perfectly reasonable for vex to feel like something broke between them and she’s just not as close with scanlan after that? because i’ve had a friendship break down like that and it’s not fun at all so idk maybe im just projecting but like……. idk
I’ve been thinking lately about recovery from my eating disorder. For months on end, I was sure that I would relapse. It wasn’t that I wanted to or even felt that strong of urges, but more that it seemed to be a thing people did, and I was stressed and depressed, and had the opportunity to, so why wouldn’t I?
For whatever reason, though, I didn’t. I kept eating normally and all that jazz. I’m almost two years into recovery. I honestly take my functioning for granted; I’ve been learning math and classical Indian dance and languages. I have showed up on exchange as much as I could, and really implemented healthy coping skills.
I was just musing about the possibility of things going downhill this summer, and then my host mom knocked on my door to give me some ice cream. I was like, oh, ice cream, great! And then I ate it, end of story. Something my old dietitian said to me once was that I was afraid of both being okay and not okay, which is probably really apt. Relapse is always a possibility, and at least for me, right now, it would be a conscious choice. To quote @velvettruce, “I am afraid that I will fail at greater things than this.” The thing is, the stakes of my life are higher now.
The focus is not on my using behaviors, but how I can (potentially) use a postposition in Hindi. Expectations are higher, and I think that’s a good thing. The idea of maintaining recovery indefinitely is overwhelming, and yet, I might as well. Relapse would give me a break; it would be safe and familiar and what-have-you, but I want better for myself. I have proven, time and time again, that I’m willing to do what it takes in order to ensure that I have a future.
A. Has a godawful message
B. Is horrendously boring
And I thoroughly agree with both. I think Lauren Zuke/Hilary Florido really needs to play to their strenghts, because they can write well. Log Date, Too Far, and Steven vs Amethyst are all episodes of theirs I personally enjoy. Theyre funny and develop the characters involved well.
However, their episodes together recently seems to have shifted to focus on Peridot and Lapis, without actually building a relationship and deriving humor from said weak, barely existent relationship. It feels like pandering to an audience that barely exists and the rest of us are left feeling left out of the joke.
With that in mind the story of Gem Harvest in particular, even ignoring the humor, is poor. My main issues with it are
- The message
A lot of people, especially immigrants and their children; have spoken out about how the message made them uncomfortable or even scared. This is not good. This is not something a show about love and acceptance should be evoking
Not only is the message out of place, its nothing new. Kids are constantly told to love their family, even if theyre violent bigots. This is not healthy and encorages abuse.
Better messages for the episode could have been
A. Family is not entitled to your love and respect if they do not give it in return
B. Change the episode so that Andy makes offhand remarks directed at Steven more than the gems (these comments being much less racist than the canon episode. Id remove/change those regardless of what I made the message), with an eventual message of Steven learning he should be allowed to openly express his discomfort around people he sees as authority
The final problem is the episode is boring. Its too long- it is not an episode that needed 22 minutes.There are massive gaps in the ep where nothing happens and I felt myself growing very bored- and this isn’t just me speaking as adult. I know kids within the final demographic have felt the same way. All ill say abbt that is yea, it shoulda been 11 minutes.
sooo … i hit 1.8k which isnt a Milestone™ but it’s my first one since meetin new pals and my first one since i started watchin shadowhunters so i thought i’d do a little follow forever !! sorry for not makin a gif/graphic i’m just lazy
firstly, thanks to everyone who follows me !! so many of you have been here since way back when (merlin) and it has been lovely hanging with you over these years! i love each and every one of you xx
next, a few special mentions:
@sircolinmorgan : hannah, we’ve been mutuals since i was what.. 13? 14? that is like … a long time. it’s so weird that we’ve known each other for fiveish years, but it’s been fiveish awesome years! thanks for putting up with me, especially since i probably fill your dash (and twitter feed) with stuff you don’t care about (read: shadowhunters and harry styles). merlin was a fun time (except christmas day 2012 rip) and i love that i can always rely on your tumblr to update me on colin morgan’s career!! it’s been such a joy getting to know you over the years; thank you for being an awesome person! lots and lots of love, always x
@daddarioswife dani !!! where do i start?! you’re the thirstiest, loveliest angel i have ever had the pleasure of meeting on here, and you’re so lovely to me and to everyone! thank you for bein an absolute dream to talk to and an all-round angel!! ❤️
@magnificentmalec sarah you are quite simply an amazing person!! a pretty recent mutual but one of my favourite people no less. you always fill my dash with positive vibes and love x
to all my mutuals and followers in general: i have no idea why u all follow me, but thank you so much! lots and lots of love
and now, into my follow forever. some of you i’ve been following since way back when, and others only for like .. three days, but all of you make my dash a better place and i have nothin but love for you all:
One distinct practice that’s seen within the Sith Order is the adornment of Sith tattoos. Although the designs and placements of these tattoos vary between species, as well as individuals, the tradition itself can be traced back to the days of the Ancients.
The original Sith “tattoos” were not tattoos at all but temporary, decorative marks. These markings have their roots in an old tale regarding a goddess and a long extinct animal of Korriban.
Stories of the Great Mother are considered to be the most well known source of “origin myths” of the Sith people. The story states the very first Sith being began life as a mowhef, a fierce, predatory animal native to Korriban. But through one final wager the mowhef found herself blessed, was given a name (Marserha) and became a Sith. When she turned into a Sith, she also retained the stripes on her arms and legs.
Even though she was the mother of all Sith, none of her children inherited the stripes.
Initially, the lack of stripes was a non-issue for the Sith. But over many generations, her children (which mostly refer to the Kissai caste) began to adopt and decorate the Mother’s Marks onto their own arms and legs.
The markings were painted on with a paste made from a native plant that would stain the skin but were temporary and faded with time. These markings were seen as way to honor their Mother and ask the gods for blessings.
Surviving records show that the marks were only ever worn on the arms and legs (and by extension, the hands and feet). This was an obvious link to both Marserha and the connection to the mowhef, but it may also have some basis in the saying: arms wield weapons and legs carry you into battle.
Over time the Six Pointed Star of Ahmurn was added to the marks since he was considered to be the father of all Sith. The marriage of the star and stripes also symbolized the union between Ahmurn and Marserha.
While the simple designs were the norm for a while, eventually the stripes began to morph into more and more intricate, artistic designs.
By the time the Exiles had arrived on Korriban, the Sith markings came in countless variations, patterns, and designs but still only worn on the arms and legs.
In the present day, some Sith purebloods have adopted tattoos but most continue the tradition of decorating their limbs the way their people have throughout the ages. Since the old gods, including the Great Mother herself, are no longer worshiped the marking are usually considered as a way of honoring the ancestors and Sith heritage.
Most of the the detailed and time consuming designs are worn during special occasions in one’s life, such as: becoming an apprentice/Lord/Darth, getting married, anticipating the arrival of a new child, in preparations for a major battle, and anything else that may be considered personally important to a Sith. There are smaller, simpler designs that are also worn, but these are mainly for decorative purposes.
Aside from the purebloods in the Sith Order, the human Sith have their own marks.
Unlike their pureblood counterparts, most human Sith have actual tattoos that are worn on the face and red in color. Both human Sith and Imperial scholars are unsure of the “when and why” this has happened. But the most accepted reason behind the tattoos seems to be that they signify traceable Sith blood within that person’s family line.
In recent times, the Sith Order has allowed aliens to join their ranks. Some of these aliens, such as Zabraks and Mirialans, have their own cultural traditions regarding the tattoos they wear and should not be confused with Sith tattoos or markings.
Others, like certain Twi’leks, come from varying backgrounds or simply do not have a significant cultural identity of their own due to personal circumstances in their lives. Some of these aliens, particular red-skinned ones, seem to cover their whole body in black tattoos. This adoption of “Sith tattoos” among the aliens are seen as a bastardization of old customs by some purebloods while others do not seem to mind one way or another.
BIG OL’ THANKS TO @thegarbagechute !!!! like gosh… look how freakin lovely the pics are…. ;3;
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