call me ms

A little kid at my painting camp pulled me over to the side and said “I don’t know how to ask this, but are you a boy or a girl?? I can’t tell.”

And I was thrilled because I had passed the “child pointing out your appearance means gender” test as well as being approachable enough that he could ask. So I sat down and told him I was neither and explained that growing up I was told I was a girl but that I’m not, but I’m not a boy either. And he just looked at me and said “so you’re just a person.” Swear to god I had the biggest smile on my face when I told him that’s exactly what I was.

For the rest of the day he just called me Izzy instead of Ms something or any gendered title and I got a hug at the end of camp.

So if you say gender is too confusing for children to understand, I have a first grader who would tell you otherwise.

Downton Rewatch (Season 1): part ii

- oh my gOD Bates get a hold of yourself. so william comes barreling through the door and spills Thomas’ tea all over him and thomas gets mad. and says something snotty. wow. call the constable, what an effing crime. like. now thomas has tea all over his clothes so he’s either got to go and change (which i’m sure he has just masses of other clothes no problem right) or wait for it to dry, during which time if Mr. Carson catches him he’s going to get a verbal thrashing. DO EITHER OF THOSE OPTIONS SOUND APPEALING. like I am the first to admit that thomas is the most…JUST THE MOST. but don’t treat him like he just ripped the head off of a baby lamb for having a reaction jesus BACK OFF BATES

- oh good lord when Daisy says, “i’d do anything for you” and Thomas glows - ACTUALLY GLOWS - with something like pride and wonder and genuine surprise. i mean in the next second his face shifts and he does this villainous little smirk sure yeah because that’s a weapon, that’s something to defend yourself with if you need it, something to use against other people duh. (honestly i don’t know how anyone who isn’t a slytherin makes sense of the world but okay) but in that moment before, there was bare vulnerability and it was fucking beautiful. shit. i’m gonna make a shitty gif of it because you guys have got to see this shit.

THOMAS. (90% of my live action commentary watching this show is just me yelling out in a pained and strangled voice THUHMASSS).

-this is a real live actual conversation that happens.

OB: [plotting against Bates} What we need to do is to make him a suspect when something’s really been stolen.

Thomas: How do we know anything’s been stolen?

OB: Because you stole it, you noodle.

You are both noodles, and this is a terrible idea.

- side note: how fucking spot on is it that when there are scenes happening in Carson’s office or the servants hall you can hear Mrs. Patmore and Daisy bickering in the background. I mean. I take this show to task for a lot but wow that is some tight storytelling.

- man do i miss the good ole days of Thomas and OB plotting and smoking in the courtyard. iconic.

- there is not much i find more delightful than Thomas saying “sod ‘em.” why can’t he have been given more dirty lines please…why is RJC’s ridiculous accent so fucking soothing. SEE HOW SOOTHED I AM. i am currently just a skin bag of loose bones and honey.

- Daisy and Mrs. Patmore are fuking underappreciated. Daisy misunderstanding Mrs. Patmore and thinking she’s supposed to poison the food while Mrs. P is away for eye surgery is one of the best and most subtle moments of comedic genius in television history.

- why is watching Thomas putting food in his mouth…so erotic. i did not ask for this. i was perfectly happy not knowing this about myself.

- okay so look. i am the first (okay maybe not the first) to admit that Thomas says and does some mean shit. he’s not perfect! some days…he is so overwhelmingly far from perfect that hypothetically you have to go have a good long talk with yourself in the bathroom mirror about why the eff it’s one o clock in the morning and you are lulling yourself to sleep with VIVID fantasies of putting a grown man in the bathtub, washing the pomade out of his hair, and seeing what kinds of noises he makes when you skritch the back of his head. hypothetically. i can only imagine that’s what it would be like because none of this is personal experience. but also let’s not pretend that i won’t defend Thomas to the everloving end. yes, it is not his finest moment to make light of a woman losing her pregnancy or a young person losing their mother, BUT for fuck’s sake why does no one seem to have a problem with people putting their hands on Thomas in violence, holy shit.

- aghhhhh the fact that Thomas holds himself so still, head so high and proud when he’s got bruises on his face. It is the Don’t Fucking Touch Me Stillness, cousin to his Blank Look of Shame, and you all know how i feel about that.

- hahahahahhah ohhhhhhh well fuck me i guess branson/sybil/gwen was the ot3 i didn’t even know i wanted. 

UP NEXT IN SEASON 2: THOMAS SURROUNDED BY MEN IN UNIFORM, HOW WILL HE DEAL (spoiler alert: badly and with lots of looks of PANGED LONGING)

SNSD Reaction to: Giving You A Back Massage

Taeyeon: Grows so excited when her massage puts you to sleep that she starts celebrating, accidentally waking you up in the process.

Originally posted by candyeon

Jessica: tbh she sucks at it. When she’s finished, she gives herself a round of applause for managing not to break your back.

Originally posted by kiss-soshi

Sunny: Tries hard to make the experience sensual but instead tickles you accidentally and shushes you, holding back her own laugh. “Shhh, this is meant to be sexy, stop laughing!”

Originally posted by shiki-soon

Tiffany: “Just call me Ms. Massage Master”

Originally posted by stephonthec

Hyoyeon: “What do you mean I’m too rough? At least I don’t dig into your ribs like you do me!”

Originally posted by shiki-soon

Yuri: “My hands work magic, you should already know that!”

Originally posted by letsbutterfy

Sooyoung: “Cool, now it’s my turn”

Originally posted by s-ooyoungs

Yoona: Watches your reactions carefully. “Am I doing well? It doesn’t hurt if I press here, does it?”

Originally posted by younas

Seohyun: Cracks your neck expertly, listening out for the crack. “SM’s masseuse taught me this!” she’ll say confidently.

Originally posted by taetseo

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@laurademelza replied to your photo “Bought myself a feel better present. Since all the oak trees and God’s…”

You can use magnetic tape to stick pans down, just a few simoleons from Amazon - from a fellow sinus mess who is trying to get back into sims but pleased to see others distracted from it by art :)

I was seriously going to do that because I have some extra half pans laying around, but…there’s this really inexpensive student grade w/c palette on Amazon that comes with 24 half pans, 24/wc, water brush, and a few other bits and bobs, that I’m going to use instead. The palette itself is really good plastic that is airtight and the water brush is actually good quality. The paint not so much so I give those to my niece. Half pans by themselves for 24 would cost more than the whole set, so it’s a great deal. 

At first I was bothered that I was wasting a good metal palette, but it does make good storage for the paint tubes and besides I can now say ‘I’m so posh! I have a Sennelier metal palette!’ lol 

anonymous asked:

Hello! I've recently realized that I'm Agender and after coming to that realization, I have a small issue. You see, I'm going to be going into teaching and I don't really know what my students can call me instead of Ms./Mrs. Like, I'm fine with going with my assigned gender pronouns when absolutely necessary but I need to be comfortable in my own classroom. I was wondering if you could help me figure this out? Thank you in advance!

Hello anon, thanks for the question.

The most popular gender neutral alternative to Ms/Mr is ‘Mx’ which is usually pronounced “Mix” or “Mixter” (though personally I prefer the pronunciation as “em-ex”).

Meet Your Local Witch

Tagged by @wildernesswitchery (she’s amazing, go love her!)

Rules | Answer the 20 questions and tag 20 amazing followers you’d like to get to know better!

  • Name | Sierra
  • Nicknames | I don’t really have any apart from one that a lovely friend witch on here calls me, Ms. Fae.
  • Zodiac sign | Gemini.
  • Height | 5′ 8
  • Orientation | Demisexual
  • Nationality | American
  • Favorite fruit | Banana!
  • Favorite season | I literally love them all, sorry!
  • Favorite book | House of Leaves is a weird classic to me, The Hobbit, I don’t know man, I have a lot.
  • Favorite flower | Lavender
  • Favorite scent | The smell of a mountain when the fog is rolling in.
  • Favorite color | Just look at a mountain.
  • Favorite animal | Elephant, elk, deer, bunnies!
  • Coffee, tea, or hot cocoa | Coffee and tea! I don’t like hot cocoa.
  • Average sleep hours | 5-6 hours
  • Cat or dog person | Both.
  • Favorite fictional character | Usagi, Gon, and Jotaro Joestar.
  • Number of blankets you sleep with | Two usually!
  • Dream trip | I’d love to go backpacking with David from the Shire to Mt Doom and back again! Many pipes to smoke, and beers to drink! Mountains to climb.
  • Blog created | June 2016
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Witches I’d love know more about.. @witchy-woman @orriculum @whichwitchami @thewindcarrieswhispers @the-twitchy-witch and anyone else who wants too! Tag me if you do, I’d love to read about everyone! <3

remember that time jemma and lance were being sibs and mack was being passive aggressive towards jem so may gave him a single look to make him back the fuck off??

because i do

anonymous asked:

🎁🌻🍓 (katie,indiana,karina,wren)😤

What never fails to make you happy?

“Being with people. Sounds weird, but… when you’ve been pretty much set on pushing people away for most of your life, you’d be surprised how life changing it is to just… let people be near you, more or less.”

If you could change 3 things about the world what would you change?

“Our president, climate change, and… world hunger. Call me Ms. NOLA.”

Send me 4 names: kiss, befriend, kill or marry?

“If I have to, I’d kiss Wren, because why not? I think it’d be sweet;  befriend Katie, cause God knows we need it; kill Karina, so she can stop nagging me about visiting my mom; and marry Indi, because… it’s the only option left.” @katieprescxtt @indianaharper @karinaharris @wrenxevergreen

Do you get angry easily?

“I want to say no, because I’d like to think I have a lot of patience. But, I guess it depends on what kind of mood I’m in.”

anonymous asked:

Tumblr User: this person made a post i don't like. Now, I could be a rational, normal human being, and either make a polite reply saying I personally don't believe it, but that you're entitled to your beliefs. Or I could make a post taking the piss out of your looks because nothing says "I HAVE NO WAY TO BACKUP OR SUPPORT AN ARGUMENT WITHOUT TURNING TO PETTY INSULTS" quite like that. *in all seriousness you are rlly cute, especially with those buns you did, you looked a little like princess leia

Drives me crazy. My favorite part was when she told me my insults were 3rd grade level or some shit. But she literally went after one of my selfies? And in that same sentence called me, “Ms. Dory?” But who needs self awareness anyway