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Your Sugar Baby Over Night Bag : Tips and Tricks

Your SD has asked you to sleep over and to pack an over night bag. What do you bring? The last time I brought an overnight bag, I forgot a very simple item. A brush. lol So here’s some tips, tricks and items it’s always good to have in an overnight bag. 

1. Know his patterns. 

Hopefully by now that you’re sleeping over at his place you have an idea of his patters. Where he likes to go, how he likes to dress and the activities he likes to participate in. This is key to packing your wardrobe. For example, my SD is a socialite. He loves to go out to nice restaurants, preferably with live music so he can bring me to dance while everyone is watching. Aka, anywhere where he can find potential clients and be the limelight. 

2. Know his timing. 

Is your SD an early riser or does he like to lounge around with you in the morning? My SD is a get up and go kind of guy. So lingerie really isn’t an option. I do pack my makeup in a convenient that I can hang on a towel rack that was it’s easily accessible and everything is organized. Your SD wants to have fun, he’ll get frustrated if he has to sit and wait for you to dig through your bag to find things. Be clean and respectful.   

3. Pack light but efficiently. 

Just like my makeup bag. It’s clean, out of the way and on a towel rack. I pack my essentials. Get travel size containers to put shampoo and conditioner in or lotion. If you bring full bottles of thing your bag will be heavy and bulky. He’ll think you want to live with him, not just stay the night. lol 

Checklist :

Makeup: Again, my essentials.
-Foundation
-Primer
-Concealer
-Small eyeshadow pallet (ONE)
-Mascara
-Highlight and Contour pallet
-Eyelashes
-EYE LASH GLUE (Super embarrassing if you forget this) 
-Nude lipstick (one)
-Essential Brushes I keep to a minimum. 
-Chapstick
-Perfume - my SD loves smells


Toiletries :

-Tampons, even if you don’t need them, mother nature can be weird so just have them. 
-Baby wipes. It’s a really quick way to clean “down there” Without taking a shower.  Not to mention they can take your makeup off easily too. 
-Hair Brush. Yes, please don’t forget this. 
-Hair tie. Also a super important thing to have. How can you wash your face when your hair is in the way? Using a towel to wrap your dry hair in is not fun. (Been there) 
-Toner
-Face wash
-Lotion
-Toothbrush and toothpaste 
-Cotton pads
-Your own small face towel. Don’t wipe your mascara on his towel. lol 
-Deodorant 
-Contacts
-Contact solution
-Contact case 
-Bobi pins 

Clothes :

-A really nice dress - What if he doesn’t tell you where you’re going? I always have a dress and heels on hand.
-Dark wash jeans. There’s something aesthetically pleasing about dark wash jeans. You can dress them up, dress them down. 
-Nude heels. I usually bring nude that way i can wear them with my dress, jeans whatever and match no matter what. 
-A casual outfit that looks nice. I always bring a dress then a casual outfit for the next day just incase we go to breakfast. 
-COMFORTABLE lingerie. Is that even a thing? If you don’t sleep naked but don’t want to wear your regular Mickey Mouse Pjs, then get soft comfortable lingerie that isn’t uncomfortable to sleep in. Not to mention, if you do sleep naked but are casually hanging around the house, it’s fun to walk around in. 
-Extra underwear. 2 pairs. 
-Nude bra or sports bra
-Cute sandals 
That’s basically it! Hope it Helps. 
-Samantha N.B. 

Kim Bok Joo and Joon Hyung are legit relationship goals.

They just go to prove that friendship is the essential and magical foundation for love.
Such kind of love has all the romance, cheese, passion, fire and madness of love ALONG with the comfort, understanding, goofyness, playfulness and true acceptance of friendship.

What makes them even more brilliant as a couple is the fact that they are both super ambitious and highly motivated and thus keep encouraging and inspiring each other.

When they kiss, you can’t not swoon.
When they tease each other, laughter escapes you before you even realize it.

They are truly ‘swag’ (pronounced like sway)

How to make Kylo Ren Pleats

Hi Guys, I’ve had a few people ask me how I made the pleats on my Kylo Ren outfit (under-tunic and sleeves), so I’ve complied a quick tutorial on how to tackle this horrifying task.

Alright, there are a few ways to do this, but the method I’ve used for my outfit requires two separate pieces of fabric. This overall looks and feels neater although it can be a bit of a hassle.

PART I: For this example, my “pleated layer” is a heavy black cotton and my “foundation layer” is a paper towel (it was the only non-black piece of fabric I had around). Don’t forget you’ll be folding the pleats so you’ll need substantially more “pleated layer” fabric than “foundation layer”. You will need about 3x as much pleated fabric as you will need foundation. It’s better to err on the safe side though, and go for around 3.5x as much.

Pin the two fabrics together with the “pleated” on top. You can have the “foundation layer” cut to the shape of your patterns. I would keep the pleated fabric in a rectangle though.

PART II: Gather up some “pleated-layer” fabric while keeping the “foundation layer” as straight and flat as possible (I usually just tape it to the table or pin it to the floor). Make a fold whatever size you want and pin it down.

PART III: Iron that sucker down. Very important. I’ve found that if you don’t iron after every pleat, you get very ugly, wavy, and disproportionate pleats. You must iron it down with a high heat to get to to crease. Once you iron it, lift UP the fold and pin the “pleated” to the “foundation”. This essentially holds the pleat in place on the foundation.

PART IV: Rinse and repeat. Make sure that each new pleat made under the previous one is SUBSTANTIALLY far underneath so that when you go to sew it, you don’t pull the pleat out.

Follow the pattern: Fold + Pin pleat itself + Iron + Pin under pleat

…fold, pin, iron, pin. I’ve gone through a lot of trial and error to find that rhythm.

PART V: SEW IT DOWN! Lift up the pleat and sew the two pieces of fabric together. Pull the pins out as you go. If you have a very large piece of fabric, you can use painter’s tape to hold the pleats in place. (Tape adjacent to the pleats).

You should get something that looks like this in the end after you’ve taken out the pins and tape. Iron the entire thing down again to get those creases straight.

Congrats! You’ve make pleats! Perfect for making the sleeves and under tunic of our favorite angsty edgelord. 

Put on your favorite SciFi movies to play in the background and happy pleating!

The TNT loop is trying to kill me this morning. It’s looped back around to the pilot episode.

Sam: I swore I was done hunting for good.


SAM: But we still haven’t found the damn thing. So we kill everything we can find.
DEAN: We save a lot of people doing it, too.
SAM: You think Mom would have wanted this for us?



Dean: So what are you gonna do? Just live some normal, apple pie life? Is that it?
Sam: No, not normal. Safe.
Dean: And that’s why you ran away?
Sam: I was just going to college. It was Dad who said if I was gonna go, I should stay gone. And that’s what I’m doing.


JESS: It’s just…you won’t even talk about your family. And now you’re taking off in the middle of the night to spend a weekend with them? And with Monday coming up, which is kind of a huge deal.
SAM: Hey. Everything’s going to be okay. I will be back in time, I promise.
JESS: At least tell me where you’re going.


DEAN: Does Jessica know the truth about you? I mean, does she know about the things you’ve done?
SAM: No, and she’s not ever going to know.
DEAN: Well, that’s healthy. You can pretend all you want, Sammy. But sooner or later you’re going to have to face up to who you really are.
SAM: And who’s that?
DEAN: You’re one of us.
SAM: No. I’m not like you. This is not going to be my life.
DEAN: You have a responsibility to—
SAM: To Dad? And his crusade? If it weren’t for pictures I wouldn’t even know what Mom looks like. And what difference would it make? Even if we do find the thing that killed her, Mom’s gone. And she isn’t coming back.
DEAN: Don’t talk about her like that.


(bonus, TWICE Dean gets grumpy about damage to Baby)

Well, Sam was right about one thing, Mom would never have wanted that life for them, but not for the reasons he thinks. >.>

And… lies. I mean, Jess knew nothing about Sam’s life. And we learn in a later episode (after finding out about his visions) that he’d been dreaming about her death– and still felt no reason to ever tell her about hunting, about the monsters, about the scary things in the dark.

*cue massive massive guilt that he’s probably still dealing with to some extent*

He’d promised her everything was going to be okay, promised he’d be back. At the beginning of 1.02 he dreams he’s at her grave and says, “I should’ve protected you. I should’ve told you the truth.

Maybe that could’ve saved her, maybe not, but Sam will never know for sure. Running away from his life, trying to pretend it doesn’t exist, doesn’t work. It just gets people hurt.

The Woman in White, Constance, only hurts men who have been “unfaithful.” The implication is they cheated on their wives/girlfriends sexually… so why would she target Sam? You can’t kill me. I’m not unfaithful. I’ve never been!

He may not have been sexually promiscuous, but was he really faithful?

Faithful, adj,: loyal, constant, staunch, steadfast, resolute mean firm in adherence to whatever one owes allegiance. faithful implies unswerving adherence to a person or thing or to the oath or promise by which a tie was contracted (faithful to her promise).

Constance didn’t target Sam because he was sexually unfaithful, but morally unfaithful to Jess. Hiding the truth of his entire life wasn’t exactly a demonstration of faithfulness.

DEAN: No, you’re not fine. You’re like a powder keg, man, it’s not like you. I’m supposed to be the belligerent one, remember?
SAM: Dad’s not here. I mean, that much we know for sure, right? He would have left us a message, a sign, right?
DEAN: Yeah, you’re probably right. Tell you the truth, I don’t think Dad’s ever been to Lost Creek.
SAM: Then let’s get these people back to town and let’s hit the road. Go find Dad. I mean, why are we still even here?
DEAN: This is why. [DEAN comes around to SAM’s front and holds up John’s journal.]
This book. This is Dad’s single most valuable possession—everything he knows about every evil thing is in here. And he’s passed it on to us. I think he wants us to pick up where he left off. You know, saving people, hunting things. The family business.
SAM: That makes no sense. Why doesn’t he just—call us? Why doesn’t he—tell us what he wants, tell us where he is?
DEAN: I dunno. But the way I see it, Dad’s giving us a job to do, and I intend to do it.
SAM: Dean…no. I gotta find Dad. I gotta find Jessica’s killer. It’s the only thing I can think about.
DEAN: Okay, all right, Sam, we’ll find them, I promise. Listen to me. You’ve gotta prepare yourself. I mean, this search could take a while, and all that anger, you can’t keep it burning over the long haul. It’s gonna kill you. You gotta have patience, man.
SAM: How do you do it? How does Dad do it?
DEAN: Well for one, them. I mean, I figure our family’s so screwed to hell, maybe we can help some others. Makes things a little bit more bearable.
DEAN: I’ll tell you what else helps. Killing as many evil sons of bitches as I possibly can.

Well, that’s a very telling and relevant conversation that I think still bears relevance on Sam and Dean’s actions and motivations even through 12.15.

Yes, Dean’s a killer, yes he considers that a bonus of his job… but he kills “evil sons of bitches,” and not just whatever happens to cross their paths. Sam still felt like getting the job DONE was the goal, but Dean sees it more as a journey.

Like Sam said in 1.01, no matter whether or not the get their revenge on the creature that killed Mary, it’s never going to bring her back (pffft). But now that the revenge is more personal to him via Jess’s death (and not just the death of his mother that he had no personal memories of), all he wants is a direct path to that revenge… for what? So he can stop hunting again. So he can do what?

Jess isn’t coming back. His life at Stanford was essentially burned along with her. He can’t see past that revenge, and like we find out in s5, that’s exactly what the demon who killed her wanted– to push him back into the life.

Even after he eventually does kill the demon responsible in 2.22, it unleashes even bigger consequences that keep him in the life. Yet throughout the series this has been his biggest struggle, thinking there was some sort of finish line to hunting, that there was actually some point at which he could just walk away from it forever and never look back.

As if it hadn’t shaped who he is as a person, and he could wipe the slate clean and just pretend none of it ever happened to him.

I mean, Dean’s often said he copes through denial, but whoa Sam takes that to some pretty terrifying extremes. Dean never considered that level of denial to be a solid life strategy, never thought he could actually build a life on a nonexistent foundation. Essentially lying to everyone in order to just pretend the monsters don’t exist, lying to everyone about how he spent his entire life up to that point.

But Sam still seems to think this is a legitimate possibility. Heck, Mary tried to do the same thing with John, and technically it had worked until the demon invaded their house…

Sam just needs so badly to think that that finish line might still exist, that point beyond which he can walk away from hunting without feeling guilty about it. And horrifyingly, the MoL plan to kill all the monsters is offering him just such a finish line to strive for…

Complex roll

I believe that is why D said “don’t” Google AC. I think D wants to bring the known facts, and some perhaps he’s found out that isn’t public yet. I believe he wants to bring AC alive. To hate, to empathize with to know the good and bad. To see the whole of AC. I think D is wanting to show this all, sink his while being into it. I think we will all be suprised with the outcome. I think he will suprise himself with what he pulls out.

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I agree, I think Darren wants us to get to know about Andrew and his motives from his performance. And to go into the series blindly.

I just tend to be one that enjoys the background and I happen to disagree. I think it is good to read the book. It gives you some idea about Andrew and his history. Essentially it lays a foundation. But just that, the bricks have not been laid. The walls have not been built.

The fact is, there is so much left for interpretation. So many holes.   I just watched the new Dateline that was 2 hours about this based on Vulgar Favors because I am so curious. But those are just the facts. The bare essentials.

To me it is Darren and the writers who will interpret the material and it is up to him to tell me exactly who Andrew was and what his motives were. It is up to Darren to build the house and fully decorate it. And no doubt, he will.

As an aside, seeing the pictures of the older men really hit home for me that we are going to see Darren in some “interesting” situations with men who truly are 30+ years older than him.

The Difference Between Story and “Stuff That Happens”

And now, a question for main characters everywhere:

“How could you make your lives go from book-worthy adventures, to stories so normal (and boring) they’re not even worthy of sitcoms?”

Hint 1: Removing one thing would accomplish this. 

Hint 2: Main characters frequently wish this thing was gone, or never happened.

Frodo’s wishing it right here.

 If you eliminated one thing from the story, LotR could’ve been about a guy who goes for a long walk, hikes up a volcano, hurls a piece of jewelry into lava, walks home, then goes on living in the Shire.

Afterwards, Frodo could take up doily crocheting to fill the bland days. 

Or maybe chicken husbandry. 

Or he could be really venturesome and take up both hobbies. 

Yes, this version of “The Lord of the Rings” would be dull, mundane, and purposeless. But, it would’ve been a lot easier on Frodo. And this goes for all main characters. Exterminate this, and your lives cease to be troublesome. Or at least outwardly. Inside, you might still be rather unhappy. You’d still have trouble inside your head and your character, and there wouldn’t be any outward force pressuring those weaknesses into strengths. So, you couldn’t grow. But without this story element, their lives would become much easier. Examples:

– Frodo melts a piece of jewelry, then lives out his days making new doily hats for all of his chicken friends. 

– Judy Hopps arrives in Zootopia, and Chief Bogo greets her warmly. He gives her a custom-sized chair, lets her choose what case she’d like to work on, then resigns his job and gives it to her on the spot. 

– Harry Potter arrives at Hogwarts and Snape ruffles his hair affectionately, Draco transfers to Durmstrang, Quirrel falls down the moving staircases (seriously, they changed position just so he’d fall down all of them) and is killed. Voldy decides to just give up and die.  Harry has a peaceful seven years of wizarding education.


Oh. 

Well, great. 

Those stories seem … fantastic. Really pleasant and uplifting. 

And also really really boring. 

Nobody will want to read that. Nobody would want to live that either, frankly. So sorry main characters, but you need this one element.  Because although this force produces all strife, the struggle against it also gives life shape, makes it interesting, makes it a good story. 

Sorry Frodo. Stop crying.

So what is this magical misery-inducing thing that marks the difference between boring and book-worthy?

Hi there. 

Yup, CONFLICT. Opposition. Misfortune. Trouble. 

The forces that try to stop the hero from achieving what they want. That apply pressure to your hero’s soul and forge it in fire, creating it into something far stronger. Without conflict, you don’t have a story. You just have “stuff that happens” and more than likely, that stuff will be boring. Remember, story at its most basic level =  “A person overcoming difficult obstacles to achieve a goal, and how that journey changes them.” 

So! Conflict is an essential element of the foundation of your entire story. So how do you find it? How do you create it? 

Ask the following: Who fights who? Over what? And why?

WHO: 

Well, your villain fights your hero. But, when you’re developing your villain, here’s a good trick: make the villain the shadow of your main character. Make them very similar. In fact, make the villain represent what the hero will become if they fail their arc. 

OVER WHAT:

Your villain needs a goal, just like your hero. And it’s a good idea to make that goal the exact same thing as your hero’s goal, wanted for very different reasons. Most good stories work that way. 

Such as the Sorcerer’s Stone. 

Or the One Ring.

At first glance, some don’t seem to be battling over the same thing, but look closer: in a murder mystery, the detective and the murderer are battling over the truth about who killed the victim. 

WHY: 

At a deeper level, the fight between your hero and your villain is a fight between two opposing belief systems, or sets of values. Two opposing theories about How to Live Life Well. Your good characters have one thing they believe, and your bad characters have another. The story is going to prove that one is RIGHT, and the other is WRONG. Remember, your story has something to say. It is a dramatized idea, that your reader will learn, through the experience of living the story. Make sure that the argument you’re seeking to prove is, in fact, true. That it is morally and logically sound. 

Giving your story this depth, this hidden layer of meaning and truth, will elevate it instantly. Please remember though: Don’t make your villain’s opposing beliefs just blandly evil. His argument should make some sense – but have a fatal flaw in logic. The surface of his beliefs can look great, but the core is rotten. Seem fairer, but feel fouler. (Wow, apparently I’m in a Lord of the Rings mood.) 

So! When you’re locating and developing the Central Conflict of your story, think about these three questions:

1) Who fights who?

2) What are they fighting over?

3) Why are they fighting?  

Things I learned my first year of grad school

1. Trust yourself. Let’s face it: anyone in grad school is all too familiar with impostor syndrome (and anyone who says they aren’t might be lying haha). This year has been an exercise is trusting myself with knowing that I worked my ass off to be where I am and I’m just as smart as the people sitting next to me. My awesome cohort has become a bunch of people who have motivated me to push myself this year, harder than I have before, to step out of my comfort zone/personal boundaries. 

2. Find (a) community. Grad school will be one of the most isolating undertakings (especially if you’re moving alone). It’s important to find people outside of your department that you can hang out with. Everyday will be a mental exercise so it’s important to have normal conversations with people outside of your own field. 

3. “You should never not be reading.” Yup. Just keep reading. This is one of the easiest years you’ll have (and believe it or not– the most free time you’ll have).

4. “Work is never done. It’s just turned in.” The papers you write right now are essentially building the foundation for your thesis or dissertation. Take advantage of every course and use them to build a framework for the larger undertakings looming just ahead. 

5. Keep a space that is a work-free zone. Have a place that is dedicated to just lounging or relaxing. For me this was my apartment. I made sure that my apartment was, for the most part, a place where I could go to escape the craziness of everyday work and grading. 

6. It’s okay to say no. You’re probably going to have ten events happening on the same day/in the same week. It’s perfectly fine to say you can’t make it to some of them. You really can’t be in six places at once and mentally even more so! 

7. Remember to have fun. Whether it be nights in binge watching a tv show (big ups to Bobs Burgers) or a night out on the town. Remember to do something, anything fun for yourself. 

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Neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, a benign trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk, are heavy burdens in their own right.

But add to that the moments when sufferers try to enjoy a meal with friends or family. The frustration attendant with being unable to keep food on the fork or spoon becomes another consequence of the disorder.

Now a San Francisco startup called Lift Labs is selling a piece of assistive technology that counters hand tremors and lets users have a meal without embarrassment or annoyance. The device, called Liftware, mounts utensils on an active stabilizing platform that diminishes uncontrollable jerking movements. 

This month, Lift Labs is matching donations to its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to send Liftware to people in economic hardship. The company will send the devices to the International Essential Tremor Foundation for distribution to those in need. Click through to see the campaign video.

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The Sings As Lost Cultures

The Mycenaean Civilization, Greece - Aries

The Mycenae didn’t flourish by trade alone – they set out to conquer, and expanded into an empire that overtook much of Greece. The Mycenaean civilization enjoyed five centuries of domination before vanishing sometime around 1100 BCE. Hellenic legend holds that the Mycenae defeated the possibly mythological Troy, and the empire’s artifacts have been found as far away as Ireland. In fact, this culturally and economically wealthy civilization has left behind a wealth of art, architecture and artifacts.

Cahokia, Illinois, United States - Taurus

Cahokia was once the largest urban center north of the great Mesoamerican cities of Mexico and may have once been home to as many as 40,000 people – greater, in the year 1250 CE, than the population of London, England, or that of any American city that was to come until Philadelphia around the year 1800.

The Anasazi, New Mexico, United States - Gemini

Remains best known for stone and adobe structures built along cliff walls, which evolved into amazing multi-story dwellings that were often only accessible by rope or ladder.

Clovis Culture, North America - Cancer

Very little is known about the Clovis culture, a prehistoric Paleo-Indian people that were thought to have been the first human inhabitants of North America. The artifacts, bone and stone blades known as Clovis points, are among the only clues we have that this group – technically not a civilization – ever existed.

The Aksumite Empire, Ethiopia - Leo

Theorized to be the home of the Queen of Sheba, the Aksumite Empire had its own alphabet and erected enormous obelisks including the Obelisk of Axum, which still stands. It was the first major empire to convert to Christianity.

The Indus Valley Civilization, Pakistan - Virgo

Sophisticated and technologically advanced, this civilization featured the world’s first urban sanitation systems as well as evidence of surprising proficiency in mathematics, engineering and even proto-dentistry.

The Minoans, Crete - Libra

Centers of commerce appeared around 2700 BCE, and as the civilization advanced, palaces of greater and greater complexity were built and rebuilt following series of disasters – likely earthquakes and eruptions of the Thera volcano. One of these palaces was Knossos, the ‘labyrinth’ associated with the legend of Minos, which is now a major archaeological site and tourist attraction.

Moche Civilization, Peru - Scorpio

The Moche civilization developed an agriculturally-based society complete with palaces, pyramids and complex irrigation canals on the north coast of Peru. In 2006, a Moche chamber was discovered that was apparently used for human sacrifice, containing the remains of human offerings.


The Khmer Empire, Cambodia - Sagittarius

Once one of the most powerful empires of Southeast Asia, the Khmer civilization spread from modern-day Cambodia out into Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Malaysia and is best known today for Angkor, its capital city.

The Olmec Civilization, Mexico - Capricorn

Once a grand Pre-Columbian civilization that constructed incredible ‘colossal heads’, practiced bloodletting and human sacrifice, invented the concept of the number zero, possibly invented the compass, and essentially laid the foundation for every Mesoamerican culture that was to follow.

The Cucuteni-Trypillians, Ukraine & Romania - Aquarius

This mysterious civilization is characterized by its uniquely patterned pottery and by its bizarre habit of burning its own villages to the ground every 60 to 80 years. The villages were rebuilt again and again, on top of the ashes of the old ones.

The Nabateans, Jordan - Pisces

Their legacy is epitomized by the breathtaking city of Petra, carved into the solid sandstone rock of Jordan’s mountains, and they are remembered for their skill in water engineering, managing a complex system of dams, canals and reservoirs which helped them expand and thrive in an arid desert region.

i feel like the local organisation for queer rights here is a pretty good example of how things should be approached tbh?

they used to be an LG organisation, as times changed they realised that there’s far more, and that we need to be more inclusive.. and eventually it became lgbti+, right?

well, very shortly after this change was made though… they officially relabelled themselves to be an organisation for gender and sexual diversity.

and before you all get dismissive and pissy.. might i remind you all that this organisation is essentially the foundation for the queer movement here, or lgbt+ as the americans seem to say.. and that they are largely responsible for us having rights, and spaces to go to at all… this in addition to the organisation queer youth.. which is also equally as inclusive.

and i want you all to perhaps consider this.. the movement is varied country by country.. but also, queer has taken on a different meaning in europe. and there is a somewhat different political situation, which is the case internationally, obviously.

and i want you all to perhaps not conflate anglosphere/usa with the rest of the world? and perhaps realise that the best thing isn’t to erase the lgbt+ history of elsewhere… and that perhaps that lgbt+ isn’t even the most encompassing or accurate term to describe any and all communities related to this?

and i feel like we probably should focus more on addressing the societal issues, the legal issues, the cis/heteronormative society we live in, and encourage diversity… more than we obsessively nitpick which identities really matter and are the true and authentically oppressed groups among us?

in this case i’m of course refering to how people tend to centre being gay, bi, or trans as specific identities with no varied experience.. and that people don’t seem to think there is anything else of relevance…

and imo, this stuff often to me feels more like you all are fighting symptoms of oppression, than addressing the underlying issues of how cissexism/heterosexism is largely about traits and being different from a norm, than explicit identities that can be reduced to very little.

know the history, recognise that not everywhere is usa… and maybe start being openminded..?

anonymous asked:

In the All for One au how would the class react to deku suddenly having the One for All? Would they think he stole it from All Might?

Okay so, the AfO AU has officially gotten large enough that I actually need to refer back to older posts in order to make sure I got all my facts right XD And I find that awesome.

Anyways, with that said, I mentioned in an earlier post that All Might finally decides to make Izuku his successor somewhere like halfway through his second year.

Now, the way I like to think about things is that the students of UA keep the same homeroom teacher throughout all their three years of high school. In a department like the Heroics Department, I’d imagine it would be extremely important to establish a good rapport between students and teachers, because the years they spend at UA will essentially establish the foundations of the students’ careers as heroes. They need to be able to trust in their teachers completely, and in order for the teachers to give the students the proper guidance, it would really help for them to know their students as well as possible (and not to mention that this would really help minimize the number of students Aizawa-sensei expels XD Can’t have him expelling a whole class of golden eggs like he did that one time).

So anyways, it’s halfway through their second year at UA, and by now, Izuku and his friends are all so close, and like, I’m p sure that at some point (like a week after they started their first year), someone formed the Izuku Protection Squad (of which the teachers are morally bound to not take part in, resulting in Tooru, of all people, being the leader).

And they’re all so convinced that Izuku is a pure being made of sunshine and love and all things good in this world, that it literally does not even cross their minds that he might have stolen the quirk.

In fact, when he tells them that he now has One For All, Uraraka starts laughing triumphantly and holds out her hands, declaring everyone to “pay up!”

Kacchan, Kaminari, Jirou, Kouda, Shouji, and Shinsou (who transferred into their class about four months into their first year), all grumble as they hand her a thousand yen each.

Izuku can’t even bring himself to be surprised that they’ve been betting on him. He’s actually starting to think, at this point, that his classmates might have a serious gambling problem.

In the end, Izuku’s actually the one that asks, in a trembling, unsure voice, why none of them think that he stole One for All.

Half the class starts sniggering or even outright laughing uncontrollably at the thought of Izuku stealing anything, let alone his beloved father’s quirk. At this point, they all regularly like to play hot potato with each others’ quirks, but Izuku still always makes sure to ask for their explicit consent before switching quirks.

The question does, however, lead to a serious discussion of why exactly Izuku has One for All, because the class still hasn’t been made privy to the nature of the quirk.

Uraraka explains her theory that All Might being the Symbol of Peace was such an integral part of their society and such an important factor in keeping crime rates down, that she assumed that due to his three hour time limit (something they had been made aware of a few months after being taught by him) he would eventually ask his son to take his quirk from him, and continue his work.

Which is actually extremely close to the truth, and Izuku could have just left it at that, but he doesn’t like hiding things from his classmates, and so with permission from his father, he tells them the true nature of One for All.

Class 2A’s reaction is basically them saying “cool” with a bored expression, then going on with their day.

Because sure, a lot of other people would be surprised at the thought of a quirk being passed from user to user, but after having known Izuku for so long and having spent the past year playing mix and match with their quirks, it is far from the strangest thing they have experienced.

anonymous asked:

is there any drugstore nymphet makeup products?

Tons! Here is a list of drugstore lip products and also here is doelitas favorite drugstore products too and I’ll list some other drugstore makeup products I like…

Eyeshadows

ALMAY EyeshadowRimmel Glam’ Eyes Quad in MayfairCoverGirl Eye Enhancers 4 Kit Eye ShadowPhysicians Formula Eye Shadow in Classic Nudes & Revlon Custom Eyes in Sweet Innocence 

Mascaras

NYX Pin-Up Tease Boudoir Mascara,  Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara & CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara

Eyelashes

Katy Perry Lashes in Lovely Lolita & Ardell Invisiband Lashes Demi Wispies Black

Eyeliner

e.l.f. Studio Precision Liquid Eyeliner

Eyebrows

e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Kit

Primers  

L’ORÉAL Lumi Primer,MAYBELLINE Baby Skin Primer & e.l.f. Essential Eyelid Primer

Foundations

NEUTROGENA Healthy SkinColorStay Makeup For Combo/Oily Skin & Bourjois Happy Light

BB Creams

Holika Holika Luminous Silk BB & MISSHA M Perfect Cover BB Cream

Concealers

MAYBELLINE Instant Age Rewind ConcealerUnder Eye Concealer & Highlighter

Blushes

REVLON Baby Stick Pink PassionWet n Wild Color Icon BlusherNyx powder blushe.l.f. Studio Blush , NYX Stick BlushNYX Rouge Cream BlushMAYBELLINE Dream Bouncy BlushBENEFIT Posietint & e.l.f. Studio HD Blush

Bronzers

e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Cream in St. LuciaPHYSICIANS FORMULA Happy Boost Bronzer & BOURJOIS Bronzing Primer

HIghlighters

ETUDE HOUSE Nymph Aura Volumer Baby Glow StickNYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator & BENEFIT Highbeam

Setting Powders Or Sprays

Rimmel London Stay MatteFresh Dewy MistNYX  Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray & e.l.f. Studio High Definition Undereye Setting Powder

Also check my makeup tag for more nymphet makeup and stuff. :) ♡  

spoopyglitter  asked:

Hi! I'm wondering if you can use a bb cream under foundation, instead of a primer? Or should I just stick to a primer or can both be used? What do you recommend? I have combination skin with some blemishes. I live in the U.S.

AA, BB, CC, DD, EE What started off as just as a beauty balm is now a worldwide phenomenon, and it doesn’t stop with the B’s. There are now hundreds of different variations of “alphabet creams” on the beauty market and whilst the Beauty Balm is still king, Color Correcting and Daily Defense creams are getting their fair share of fame too.

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I love the solidarity I’m seeing amongst black owned businesses and black clienteles supporting one other. A midst current events dealing with race relations in America, it seems that as a people we are awakening to our roles in the continuation and the parts we play in many of the “struggles” we are dealing with in the African diaspora.

Most of these cultural struggles stem from the economic and overall holistic cultural castration our forefathers and foremothers endured in the 200+ years of free labor that essential built the foundation of this great country we call America.

That being said, we are realizing as a people that in order to defeat many of these cultural struggles we are going to have to invest our resources into each other! Us investing into each other has NOTHING to do with HATING any other cultural group! Having pride in ones cultural is natural, and healthy.

If and when we continue to support black business even when it’s inconvenient to do so, and hold these businesses accountable to high level service and also support black vendors to attain their raw materials our services, we begin to circulate the “black dollar” in our communities and soon enough the tides will begin to turn economically and holistically period.

So support some of these black businesses this holiday season and onward. We need to stick together. We are not In completion. The universe is abundant and will provide for us all. This is bigger than all of us.

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anonymous asked:

have you ever written a fic where clark tells lois? what's your favorite version of the reveal, canon or fanon?

I haven’t! Honestly I like it best if it’s an accident, if he keeps meaning to tell her and meaning to tell her but then – for instance – something happens where he has to save her in a way that makes it obvious that he’s Superman. Because I like the idea that he really waffles trying to find ‘the right moment’, but there’s really never a right moment to reveal to someone that you’ve been lying to them, and the longer you do it the harder it is to tell the truth. And Superman is very brave and very strong and very kind and all these other things, but he would be so devastated if Lois either rejected him or else accepted him in a manner he found unacceptable. You know? Then again I just really like that whole trope. And she’s mad and he knows she’s mad and understands and apologizes and then he mopes a lot but tries not to look like he’s moping, but Lois forgives him because she’s honestly mostly mad at herself for never noticing. Because of course if you already know that Clark Kent is Superman, it seems so. freaking. obvious. HOW COULD SHE NOT HAVE KNOWN.

But I think the most important thing with the reveal, to me, is that Clark’s relationship with Lois really hits a wall until he tells her. Like… even after they kind of start dating, he will not have sex with her when she doesn’t know he’s Superman, because knowing that might impact whether or not she even wants to, which would make it (as far as he is concerned) a breach of consent. Because Clark Kent… is legitimately a nice guy. And legitimately nice guys don’t try to advance relationships built on what is essentially a foundation of lies. I mean, yes, he is really Clark Kent and the whole point is that he has always wanted her to know the real him, but he’s spent years lying to her as Superman. Literally actively trying to deceive her. So that would be really uncool and he does not do the uncool thing. I know there are versions where he waits until after they’re married, even, and that is just HORRIFYING there is no way Martha would allow her son to get away with that he is going to get SUCH a lecture.

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