do i really need a reason

theroyalpalmtreeofoz  asked:

I want to know more about grave robbing!

well then good news: im a big ol Gothic Romance fuck, and I’ve Got Some Shit For You about 19th century bodysnatching

  • this episode of the BBC “history cold cases” documentary series (watch all of them tbqh). its fucking sad as anything, as the title implies, but also really interesting?
  • grave robbers were called resurrectionists. how unfairly fucking cool is that,
  • grave robbing and 19th century medicine, especially anatomy, are inseparable. grave robbing is an undercurrent through all of dr lindsey fitzharris’s work with the Under the Knife youtube series (and also presumably in her new book The Butchering Art, which I am so fucking stoked to get my hands on). this is the most relevant episode!
  • this documentary on how the victorians viewed death, grave robbing, and burial, and particularly why it was seen as so horrible to be used bodysnatched for dissection.
  • in the same vein, Sawbones, excellent as always, has a graverobbing episode. also, listening to more of Sawbones gives you a healthy appreciation for just how fucking weird medicine got at the time, which is not unrelated.
  • mortsafes and the other many weird ways people came up with to stop the resurrectionists (i’m serious about this, i would probably be a grave robber if people would call me a ‘resurrectionist’)
  • burke and hare! they murdered people because graverobbing was too much effort. burke was punished with dissection after his execution and they made his skin into a wallet! what the fuck!
  • if you find death and burial customs interesting then everything on the Ask a Mortician youtube channel will probably seem cool but these episodes are especially relevant to fucked up things people have wanted corpses for! also they discuss the Romantics, who are a good chunk of the reason why I’m so interested in this
  • a lot of the need for grave robbing went away after the 1832 Anatomy Act, which was great, except that it did so by allowing doctors to claim and dissect the bodies of the poor, which was not great, and really didn’t do any positive things for the public’s already-strained feelings about anatomists.

(to explain my specific interest: I personally believe that fears of grave robbing are closely tied to the complicated feelings about science and scientific ethics present in Frankenstein, and especially to the creation of the creature himself. It’s fascinating that it’s never actually stated directly in the book that Frankenstein builds it from corpses (although it is very clear that he’s been grave-robbing for his anatomy studies), but readers have assumed that since its first publication. Medical history, man. it’s fucked up.)

BTS Reactions~ Sleeping with JK for the first time:

Jungkook Oneshot | smut

Flopping yourself onto your bed, you sighed at the terrible weather outside. Rain, rain and more rain. Why, on this day of all days? Today was Saturday, Date day, or whatever it’s name really was. It was basically the day where you could drag Jungkook away from his console and get him to go and do whatever you wanted.

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anonymous asked:

Do I really have ADHD or am I just trying to excuse my laziness? I'm constantly confused and afraid that I'm capable of keeping up with everyone But I just don't. My guilt and sense of worthlessness is weighing really heavy. I don't know how to talk about it with anyone when I don't seem visually distressed. I've been assessed with a 90% of inattentive type but I still don't know. No one else has noticed so maybe I'm lying to myself that I'm struggling? I don't know what to do

This is a pretty common feeling, especially for those who have (or lean) Inattentive, partly because Inattentive symptoms aren’t as noticeable by other people since people who have Inattentive ADHD are often quiet and non-disruptive and stuff. I want to reassure you that if you feel that you’re struggling, you are.

Something that often happens with ADHD is that we know we’re capable of more than we’re doing. Like, we know that we can do better; we just don’t, for some reason. We struggle because we know that we aren’t reaching our full potential, but we don’t really know how to make that happen.

This is because of the way our symptoms impact us. They make it difficult for us to identify our goals sometimes, and then if we know what we want we have trouble breaking down the steps we need to take to get there, and even if we know the steps we have trouble actually following through and completing the steps. Executive dysfunction screws us over a lot.

An example: I really like organizing and planning things. I’m actually pretty good at it. But I have ADHD, so can I actually maintain organization and follow through on my plans? Of course not! The day I realized that if I didn’t have ADHD I’d probably be a really organized person was the day I really began to take in just how much ADHD impacts my life.

See, I’m capable of organizing my stuff. I’m also capable of keeping it that way… if ADHD doesn’t interfere. Which it always does. I have the skills needed to do the organizing and so on, but I don’t necessarily have the ability to use those skills all the time.

It’s a really exhausting disconnect between what we know we could be and do, and what we actually end up being and doing.

So, that’s all kind of discouraging, but here are a few thoughts that I hope help you feel a bit more positive about things.

First, recognizing that you have skills but that your ability to use those skills is inconsistent is actually pretty empowering. Now that I know that I’m good at organizing but struggle to maintain it, I can work on systems that will help me maintain that organization once I’ve got it in place.

Second, if you struggle, you struggle. Your struggles might be different from other people’s struggles, but that doesn’t make them less valid or less real. Period.

Third, no matter what you struggle with, you matter. You are worth people’s time and energy, including your own. Because you are here, and that makes you important.


Reason for not draw much/ new art style doodles

I have been feeling like I needed improvement in my style lately, but I am still having a hard time with things relating to this. So if my drawing style keeps shifting there is a reason for it ‘>w<

So ya, sorry about not drawing my ask lately, (I am also kinda burnt out from the tomtord request which are still closed at the moment) so hopefully you will see me reply with drawings again X3

ps. sorry if they look really sketchy, they are just drafts, also these are doodles from my ask blog, so please, do not steal, trace, copy and paste, or reblog with say this is mine (or copy and pasting it with out my credit), please and thank chu X3

- Ban and Nab

Like I understand not being fond of kids because they’re loud and messy but like, if you’re literally frothing at the mouth at the idea of kids who are just being kids then you really… need to evaluate that! For real! Kids are tiny humans! You’re just a bigger human! They’re doing their best and still learning and absolutely, undeniably deserve respect and understanding just like anyone else.

They’re kids ya’ll…. just like you used to be (and many of you still are even if you want to deny that). There’s literally no reason to outright hate a child.

anonymous asked:

is there any way to order prints of your pokemon pictures?

There will be! I printed a small initial set for a con here but I’m all out of those and I need to improve slightly before ordering more.

I also need to figure out how I’ll do it, if I’ll use an online print-on-demand site or just order and ship them myself. I like a local printing company here as they offer super reasonable prices and I really appreciate the quality of the paper and the print, but then I’d have to see how much those shippable poster pipes cost and calculate shipping for them.

Anyway, stay tuned, there will be prints in the future! If you have any suggestions and/or insight in there matters you can message me!

Also, if you personally are interested in buying prints (either A2 or A1) please like this message so I can gauge interest a little bit!

Hey snowflakes! Time for a bit of a update I think.

I need to go in for a minor surgery. I’ve been in pain for a long time and that’s a reason I’m not on here as much as I should be. It’s no big deal, but it is something I gotta do. Most likely it will be done in December, but until then I’m on some prescription painkillers, hormone treatments, and anti-nausea pills to try to quell some of my symptoms. The doctors believe it’s endometriosis and they need to do the surgery to make sure it really is and to remove growths if it is.

I’m not going to go into all the gross details, but it will be a week of recoop time afterwards. I will try to be here when I can but if not then I’m sorry. My health comes first and while I love this I just can’t focus enough to write while feeling like death.

I love you all and I’ll see you when I can.

bullseyerocks  asked:

Hey Olivia! I've been following you for a quite a while (ifunny) and was wondering from one struggling (at least on my part, and I know you were a while ago) university student to another, how do you stay focused and effectively get your work done. I know it's more about self discipline over motivation but lately I've been finding it really hard to get myself to do my work that needs to be done in a reasonable amount of time. (*cough* as in being on here when I have 3 assignment that are due tmr

So I am about to tell you some stuff that is gonna sound cheesy and you may have heard before but below is all stuff that works for me and I hope some of it can help you too!

  • Get a planner/agenda: I love my agenda. I write everything in it from advisor meetings, doctor’s phone numbers, every single assignment for school from dailies to online journals to tests and papers. I usually write it in not only on the day I find out about it, but also on the day it is due or happening and somewhere in the middle as well so that I get a visual reminder that it is coming up. 
  • try not to nap: people are going to argue with me on this but you sleep worse at night it you nap for super long periods of time, napping everyday can mess up your sleep schedule, and you are more productive during those daylight hours with school stuff that you are going to be at 2 am. I never nap. It feels so much better to go to bed at midnight and wake up at 8. And, that time that you would have napped is when you should get some work done.
  • start assignments when they are assigned: it has been scientifically proven that starting an assignment the day it is assigned is beneficial especially with papers because it gets your thoughts going even if you only write an intro, thesis, outline, rough something on a scrap book. With big assignments, I try to make timelines for myself. I give myself little prizes when I reach each little piece especially because I have noticed that most college courses are just like “hey there is a paper due in December” and then you never hear about it again. With little assignments, just get them done. if it is less than an hour to do, do it the day you get it. 
  • don’t work with people who are your closest friends: while it is nice to study with others, it is hard to do so with your best friends. you never end up getting stuff done. work with people in your class with whom you are friendly but not buddy-buddy with. 
  • don’t work in your room/bed: work in a study room or the library. you will be socially guilted into being productive, at least most people are. I am lucky that I have a study room in my building and this guy Paul is there like 23/6 and if I even try to go on my phone he gives me this look and sighs, it is the best. Find yourself a Paul. Or even just a nice place to work where you can’t fall asleep. 
  • don’t commit to too much: I am a sophomore this year and I am finally getting involved in leadership positions because I know my limits. I am not in 9 clubs and orgs bc I see the stress that puts on people. Also, as a working student I am limiting my hors. I have an open dialogue with my boss about how much I can work and I have cut back from 45-50 hours to 30-35 because that is what I know I can handle.
  • chat with professors: I am dead ass serious, make small talk with your profs. go to office hours. ask about their kids, bitch about parking with them, compliment their shoes. For me, I do all tis stuff naturally, but if you don’t and you can make an effort to it goes a long way! If you get sick and need to reschedule a test, need an extension on a paper, if you are one day over their absence policy and are going to lose points as a result- they will help you out if they like you. 
  • think about your goals: if you are struggling to find motivation and discipline yourself, think about why you are at school because you don’t have to be. It is expensive, possibly putting you into debt so why are you there? 

This is also going to sound mean but it comes down to maturity. You just have to put tumblr away, tell your friends you got shit to do and then get it done. 

I wish you the best of luck at school. I hope something helps a little bit and I truly believe you can do it! 

I’ve decided that my blog posts must be going to the dash of SailorTwift instead of TaylorSwift. That must be the explanation for Tay not liking any of my posts. My tumblr app has been really wonky lately, so I can also pretend that my posts are going to some big Tumblr landfill where they get buried under a mountain of all kinds of posts that never reach their tagged humans. There is always the possibility, as well, that Swift sees my posts but doesn’t actually like them so she doesn’t push that “like” button. Wow, staying up practically all night every night the past week on Tumblr with Taylor has affected my reasoning. Sleep deprivation has caused me to resort to conspiracy theories when exploring why Swift doesn’t like my posts. Man, I really do seriously need some zzzzz’s. 😴 Bye.

Do not take, share or search for photos of BTS wherever they are.

Please, let them enjoy this small break they have. Do not let Bon Voyage happen again.

If you see photos - do not share them. If you see the members - do not share their location, take their photo or follow them.

Please. Do not be a part of the reason as to why they feel they always have to stay in their hotel.

If they wanted to share their location with the fan base, they would have. Right now, I do not feel they want this information to be known. Thus, whatever the reasons are, I feel we can respect that.


Sormik week day 6! Woohoo! I’m back.
No baby Sormiks this time, but have all the more fluff. This one is for @amarietie/ @tmariea for Storms in Our Blood. Today’s theme is “Lastonbell—Promises/Acceptance”, and although this scene indeed takes place in Elysia and has nothing to do with the Lastonbell promise, I figured the prompt was as good as any to do a marriage proposal.
I… I went over the top with the cheesiness, didn’t I? *hides*
The layers have fancy names to distract from the ridiculous romance going on here. Like “background panels”, background background”, “fucking rain”, “fucking lightning”, “rainy bits” and “rainy muchs”.

Anyway, I’m sorry this is so rushed, but I hope it gets the idea across just fine! I really really hope you like it, Mari! :,)
This is my little thanks for your kind words and deeds for me, and for your Earth Armatus Rose occasionally saving my ass in ToLink, hoho. HAPPY SEVERAL MONTHS LATE BIRTHDAY OR SOMETHING

For everyone else: go read the story, it includes more artistic use of seraphic artes, and more kisses in the rain, if that doesn’t convince you I don’t know what to tell you

bit of a rant

ya know what im really tired of?

fandoms demanding ships from show creators/crews

are ships.. really so important that you’re gonna just harass the people that gave you this material in the first place. make them hate fandoms in silence and worse make them hate what they create? this is especially irksome when its directed towards a)disney shows and b)shows with heavy plot. im not really directing any of this towards any show in particular mind you, theres far too many fandoms going after this trend to single any out at this point, there are some high contenders though.

more under the cut because this rant ran away from me and became way longer than intended

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anonymous asked:

shinee has a movie marathon ^^ shinee goes to the beach/pool or both :)

i’ll have to get back to the movie marathon one! here’s shinee goes to the beach for you anon! :)


  • wears a straw hat that makes him look like luffy from one piece
  • sipping on piña coladas
  • sunburned af bc he fell asleep  in the sun for like 2 hours and now he has a very weird sunglasses tan (key: tragic. minho: *high pitched hysterical laughter in the background*)
  • buys a lot of beach merch like those caps and shirts and cups they sell with the beach name
  • ventured down into the water to wade, immediately knocked over by a wave
  • is digging a really deep hole with his hands


  • brought giant speakers for his funky tunes it is not sandproof which is why it’s in a ziplock freezer bag 
  • runs away from key when he tried to put sunscreen on him
  • cannot order a sex on the beach without giggling (minho, onew, jonghyun: sex! sex! sex! on the beach!!)
  • unironically owns a towel with a giant picture of his own face on it (it says JONGHYUN in huge letters on the back, it is truly truly obnoxious) on which he rolls around reading a book
  • brought chunks of watermelon to eat
  • tried to save a child who was not actually drowning
  • still v embarrassed never bring that up ever


  • big floppy hat and sunglasses are a given (tae: you look like a satellite / key: bc i’m out of this world bich) 
  • lots o sunscreen
  • boardwalk food!!!!!! fries and ketchup are the best by the sea
  • secretly tries to throw popcorn into jonghyun’s mouth bc he opens it while he sleeps, it’s 10 points for every shot he makes in (”yes 20 points!!”)
  • takes a hotdogs or legs pic 
  • is a shell hoarder (srsly key we can’t keep bringing two bags of shells you never do anything with) 


  • his shirt says suns out guns out but he thows it off the second he sees the water
  • lowkey flexing the whole time
  • lectures everyone about riptides before he lets anyone go swim 
  • the lifeguard blew the whistle at him twice bc he tried to dunk key so hard he almost drowned & bc he sat on jonghyun’s chest and started to bury his head
  • lost 48 dollars to a claw machine
  • no one will play beach volleyball with him bc they know how he gets and onew can only handle so many concussions 


  • “hey!!!!!!!!! look at this sandcastle i made” / shinee: we’re so proud of our son
  • brought an inner tube shaped like a flamingo to float on
  • minho had to swim after him a few times so that he doesn’t get lost at sea bc he’s just drifting out there….. aimlessly… with no regards to his whereabouts 
  • also has a water gun with him that he uses to spray minho’s head as he tries to haul his ass back to shore  
  • wants to rent a jetski, settles for dip n dots

anonymous asked:

The best thing about combat boots? No one but you will ever know you're wearing fuzzy socks during a mission.

i mean, yeah. you’d think that. 

instead the reality is that if you wear fuzzy socks on a combat mission, the universe can sense your fluff and will conspire against you. so naturally the one time you wear fuzzy socks on an op will also be the one time you’re fighting paste-pot-pete (who is apparently a real guy who really does run around doing glue crimes. i hate this century and i need to have a serious talk with steve and tony about the quality of villains these days. in my day we fought literal nazi monsters. now there’s an overeager dude with a souped-up gluegun. who i am not allowed to shoot for some reason) and you’ll wind up with your combat boots glued to the middle of the road in manhattan. 

and to prevent yourself from getting flattened by a taxi the hulk threw, you’ll have to jump right out of your boots, revealing your pink and yellow sparkly fuzzy socks to all the world. and the news station that just happens to be in the building you’re in front of. 

and then you have to finish the fight in fuzzy socks, which of course are going to be covered in glue and bits of debris by the end. 

and even though it was totally worth it to kick paste-pot-pete in the face, he did get blood on my fuzzy sock.  jerk.