People will take your photos, re upload them, use them without credit. They’re going to delete your captions. It’ll piss you off. Its downright disrespectful. You’ll want to leave. Platitudes like ‘the internet is a free space’ will not dull the swell of anger. But don’t let a few fools ruin a good thing. Remember all the messages of support, the funny tags on the reblogs, the kindness oh god the kindness.
Stand up for yourself. Whether it be your study methods, your study philosophy or your style. Be firm, but respectful.
You’re no hero. You can’t help everyone, and your advice may be useful to some and useless to others. That’s ok. Find your own support network within this huge ass community and make it a positive experience for yourself.
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Be vulnerable. Writing about your personal experiences will be cathartic. Giving advice will be cathartic. In guiding others you will be guiding yourself. In doing so, you’ll need to be brutally honest about your own failures, your own doubts and misgivings. You will feel vulnerable, a twisted form of quid pro quo you’re not sure you love. Share your stories of success, your stories of failure so that others will step forward and share theirs. Cheer at other’s success; lend a shoulder to cry on when they don’t. Reach out and start a dialogue.
People won’t believe that you use natural lighting. They evidently haven’t spent Summer in Australia before.
The number of notes or reblogs your posts have does not reflect the impact that they have on a person’s life. Who the fuck cares about reblogs when you’re sitting in the exam hall the next morning.
There’s going to be a pointless debate about 'aesthetic’ vs 'effective studying’ which will make you groan and smack your forehead against the closest wall. And then you’re going to remember livejournal. And then you’re going to feel old.
You’re going to meet people who are kind, lovely, whose opinions differ from yours - and that’s ok. There are going to be people you’ll be able to have long3am conversations with, whose music library you’ll want to freaking raid, and others whose tags will always brighten your day. There’s going to be people who consistently pop up on your activity feed, shadowing your every move and you’re not sure how to express your appreciation but trust me, they’ll know.
+ You started this project in a midnight ramble not expecting anything out of it. You’re going to be in for one hell of a ride. There is no reason to be afraid.
“What?” Ren’s stance is protective; the big bulk of him spread wide in the space between Brendol and the rest of the world.
“They shot Chumma.” Brendol chances something subtle: presses his weight forward, just hovering behind Ren, lets his arm brush Ren’s back. “The little alien. Hold on.”
Ren shifts enough to let Brendol through, but Brendol can feel him right behind as he quickly skirts the fallen enforcers to the far end of the bay: a hot resonance at his back and the smell of seared blood trailing.
It seems my struggle with tablet continues so I decided to do the linework with pen and paper. This was the moment I absolutely fell in love with the fic when I read it for the first time. Protective Ren being a literal wall that protects Hux from the world, and Hux, even when physically hurt and distraught, still knows how to handle Ren almost instinctively?? I go back to the fic to read bits here and there and every time your characterization amazes me <3
Anti-ace/aro crowd: “we’re calling the shit we throw at you ‘discourse’ so it’s a debate, you have to debate with us. Debates are good and you’d learn something if you weren’t so weak and just blocked ppl. This is a debate”
Anti-ace/aro crowd: DARE I SAY TRUMP IS ASEXUAL. DARE I SAY THE SAME ABOUT AROS. Dare I say aros are like Voldemort. Dare I say aces are like literal slave owners. Also stop talking about your orientations forever omg aces+aros r so gross. You’re a sexuality fandom. You don’t deserve positivity. DARE I SAY–
I calculated how fast Blue traveled to get to Kerberos in the first episode at 182,928,268 kilometers per second. I found this because it took the blue lion approximately 41 seconds to reach Kerberos, I did my research and at the very least, Kerberos is 7,488,941,000 kilometers away from earth’s position in the solar systam. That being said, for a normal human person 100 g-force is enough to give someone a concussion. G-force being that whiplash effect you feel when someone slams on the breaks or how you feel being pushed back on a fast rollercoaster. Anyways. My math shows that well.. You would be getting approximately 18,666,149,795 g-force. Since 1 g-force is delivered when you experience 9.8 meters per second. Which. To say the least. Could most definitely kill you since the most ever survived from is only 41 g-force.
Now, in order to survive this the lion would have to be made of a lot of material in order to shield them and even so they would still feel the impact so yeah. I even looked into it and they still would have died.
I was going to use this information to then try and see if there is a way to block the impact of g-force and how much would be needed in order to not be impacted. And in turn figure out the true strength of the crystal the lions were made out of. But I have found no evidence that anything helps to stop the impact even in the slightest. If you have any information to help please let me know.
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The literary world is often somewhat contemptuous of children’s books, as well as of those who write them and the adults who still enjoy reading them. This sentiment is both unfair and misplaced. Here’s why. 1. Children’s books are often far more difficult to write successfully than books for adults. Therefore, you’re more likely to find them well-written, well-crafted and thoughtful. The reason? Children vote with their feet. They’re incapable of being taken in by literary snobbery, trends or the recommendations of critics. If they don’t like a book, they won’t read it. 2. Children’s books will never rely on “fine writing” as opposed to plot. Without a strong, compelling plot, children will just stop reading. 3. The same goes for characters. The characters in children’s fiction are often among the most memorable in literature. 4. Anyone who has an interest in children- be it one’s own children, or as a teacher, educator or author - needs to read children’s fiction. It gives a unique insight in how children think, and what concerns them most. 5. Children’s books are often as thematically complex and as challenging as any other kind of fiction. 6. Children’s fiction is not a genre. It spans all genres. There’s something there for everyone. 7. Children’s books take us back to a time when our lives were less fraught, and our minds were sharper and more curious. That makes them both enjoyable and therapeutic. 8. They allow us to recapture some of what it means to be a child: the enthusiasms, the humour and the freshness of new experiences. 9. Children’s books often provide us with a means of connecting with our own children, and a valuable opportunity to share stories with them, read to them and discuss what ideas crop up in the work - whilst enjoying ourselves, too. 10. Most of all, children’s books are fun. And isn’t that what reading is for?
I’ve recently been receiving a lot of asks on how one would go about beginning their path with witchcraft. So, instead of just answering all of the asks with the same answer, here is my beginner’s guide to witchcraft.
1. Decide you want to be a witch. It’s as simple as that. All you have to do to be a witch is practice witchcraft. So the first step is honestly deciding you want to try it. You don’t need to be a part of any religion to do this. It is not satanic. You don’t have to be wiccan to be a witch. Just do you.
2. Have faith and know that you can do this. There are many people who have gone before you and paved roads towards success. Like a huge system of highways, you can go whichever way you like. You may hit dead ends and go in circles every once in a while, but you’ll always be able to go back. And you can make your own roads wherever you want.
3. Pick a certain branch to study first. Keep in mind you can always pick something else and/or blend practices together. My top favourite types of magic for beginners are protection magic, sigil work, and candle magic. Divination is another good thing to learn, but is hard for some. Creating sachets, using crystals, and using essential oils are all simple as well. However, depending on the branch you want to work with, you may find other things are more important. For example, if you want to be a sea witch, learning how to use things from the ocean could be your top priority. For kitchen and herbal witches, you could try researching herbs and their side affects.
4. Depending on what you’re working with, you need to do some research on safety practices. Crystals can be toxic, especially in water, since some can dissolve or release minerals. Herbs can be poisonous as well, even if all you do us touch them. This is not meant to scare you from using these things, it’s just a warning.
5. Read as much as you can about what interests you. It will really help when you’re doing spells and creating things, as you won’t have to turn to someone else for advice. However, look out for faulty authors and take everything you read with a grain of salt. There are many lists here on Tumblr with good and bad authors. I suggest reading some of @breelandwalker stuff. They’re amazing! Also keep in mind that cultural appropriation is a thing, and you need to be very careful with things you see and read about. Ex: smudging is Native American therefore we do not smudge we smoke cleanse. G*psy us a slur for the Rromani people. Voodoo is a closed practice as far as I know, as well as Santeria. Etc.
6. Practice. The first thing you should learn and practice, in my opinion, is protection magic. It’s useful in many situations and it doesn’t hurt to try. Do little things during the day, make sigils, practice energy work, and burn candles you anoint. I’ve made a list of couch witchcraft ideas on my blog as well.
7. Keep a spell book or grimoire either online/on a drive, or in a physical copy. I suggest using a binder so you can move around and add pages. I keep mine here on Tumblr as a masterpost. You can also keep a journal to see what spells work and which ones don’t.
8. Take care of yourself. Don’t get burned out with witchcraft by jumping all in too fast. It can be a draining practice, so make sure to get lots of sleep and eat well. Selfcare is so necessary with this!
9. Experiment. If it feels right, try it. As long as it doesn’t step on other people’s toes, you should be good! It’s fine to use faux candles, to substitute ingredients and practice without other people. Your practice is yours alone.
10. Believe in yourself! We all have inner power. Sometimes we can find this power through meditation, divination, or witchcraft. It’s really rewarding to see your hard work come to fruition.