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It’s not very punk rock to fit into society’s expectations of beauty
so i’m not doing that
(she/they, gay
ok to reblog)

{image description: two pictures of me, sitting in my wheelchair, wearing my red brace and some jewellery. I’m dressed in a striped beige-white shirt and camouflage/khaki coloured cargo trousers with blue shoes. My hair is done up in a bun, you can see a few strands peeking out at the top.

The background features a wooden closet with a mirror and several other wooden drawers. On top of one there’s a black stereo.

The first picture shows me looking sideways from the camera, the second shows me directly facing it.

The caption reads: It’s not very punk rock to fit into society’s expectations of beauty
so i’m not doing that. (she/they, gay, okay to reblog).}

Moving Out Checklist

Living Room:
Couch
Cushions
Lamps
TV
TV stand
DVD/game console
Coffee table and end tables
Curtains or blinds (whole house)

Office:
Desk
Office chair
Computer
Mouse bad
Keyboard
Monitor
Printer/scanner/fax
Landline phone
Paper
Pens/pencils/other
Scissors
Stapler
Filing cabinet/folders
Tape
Ink cartridges

Kitchen:
Refrigerator
Stove
Microwave
Coffee Maker
Tupperware
Measuring cups
Can opener
Garbage can
Trash bags
Mixing bowls
Casserolw dish
Blender
Hand mixer
Colander
Pots/pans
Baking dishes
Drying rack
Knife set
Cutting board
Silverware
Spoons, spatulas, ladles (you need more than you think)
Plates and bowls
Mugs and glasses
Hand towels
Salt and pepper shakers
Oven mitts
Ziplock baggies
Aluminum Foil
Wax paper
Plastic wrap
Cabinet Liners
Cooking Oil (vegetable, canola, olive, w/e)

Dining Room:
Table
Chairs or stools
Place mats
Table cloths

Bathroom:
Toilet Paper
Toilet brush
Plunger
Tooth brush
Toothpaste
Mouthwash
Floss
Soap (bar and hand)
Shampoo
Conditioner
Body soap
Rags
Towels
Loofah
Shower curtain and rod
Lotion
Nail trimmers
Tweezers
First aid kit
Trashcan
Tissues
Any other bathroom items you may need (like face wash, contact solution, so on)

Bedroom:
Bed (mattress, box spring, frame)
Sheets (multiple sets)
Blankets (multiple)
End tables
Dressers
Wardrobe
Coat hangers
Mirror
Lamps
Alarm clocks
Waste basket

Utility Room:
Washer
Dryer
Hanging rack/clothes organizer
Shelves
Table for folding
Iron and ironing board
Laundry hamper
Laundry baskets
Waste basket
Dryer sheets
Laundry detergent
Fabric softener
More clothes hangers
Stain removal pen or detergent

Cleaning:
Trash bags
Rags and hand towels
Spongers/scrubbers
Mop
Broom
Dust pan
Vaccum
Duster
Bucket
Rubber gloves
Multipurpose cleaner
Bleach
Vinegar
Ammonia
Oven Cleaner
Air freshener
Toilet Cleaner
Glass cleaner
Antibacterial wipes
Wood polish
Paper towels

Other:
Tools
Light bulbs
Flash Lights
Candles
Matches/lighter/light fluid
Emergency Kit
Fire alarms
Fire extinguisher
Power strips
Extension chords
First aid kit
Batteries
Back up chargers and cables

Note: You do not absolutely need every last thing on this list. This is just what I believe to be a pretty good list of what someone might possibly need in a new home. You can cross out whatever doesn’t suite your lifestyle.

Alright, I think that’s about it. I probably forgot some things, but I tried to be as thorough as I could. This is roundabout everything I had before moving in. It honestly made living on my own so much easier. Not only that but I cut back on costs by not having to run to the store every five seconds because I forgot something.

My bathroom closet (featured in the picture above) is just one of the placed I keep my stock. I stock up like crazy, on everything. What I bought before moving in lasted me a whole year before I had to stock up again. It was amazing and I’ll be breaking down where/how I found the best deals to do this.

I wish I was an extreme couponer (have you seen their stock rooms?!?!?) because they just do it better.

Any questions or comments (like “Hey! You forgot (blank) and I’ll add it to the list) are super welcome!

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Her Name is Ginger!

May I present to you: Ginger Pointy-Sweet (Read her backstory here!)

After staring at pictures of beautifully costumized MH dolls for ages, she and my amazing Spectra became the first two ghouls of my collection. I got her undressed and repainted from ebay, but her hair was an absolute mess. We went a long way together and - oh my god, finally! - she’s ready! <(^o^)>

Thanks to all these amazing shops:
bear hat ♥ guppykisses (she’s so friendly!)
ginger wig ♥ HaselsAesthetics (the wig cap is not well-made, tho)
dress ♥ Koky4dolls (this dress is everything! *0*)
stockings ♥ thedaughterwhosews (so many colours and patterns)
boots ♥ HelloCoolCat (I replaced the white lace)

I made Ginger a cute little room featuring a bed, a closet with little bat hangers and a coffin shaped dressing table that opens and has tiny vampire teeth, as well. If you’re wondering why there’s Gigi’s stuff all over the place, read their story! (I also took some pictures of Gigi)

Hope you like her. I certainly do!

Souvenirs (A CS AU) Part 1/14

A Modern CS AU where Emma has grown up in Maine her whole life and runs a store with Ruby and MM. Killian Jones is the new guy in town, who just bought the local bar. Only Emma and Killian have met before and now she can’t help but wonder if their past has influenced his plans for the future. Includes tons of fluff and a happily ever after. Rated M.

A/N: So I’ve decided that this whole republishing a story on off days idea was a good one and I’m hailing back to a story I wrote in March that involves Emma and Killian finding their way back to each other after years apart. It’s all fluff and sweetness with a bit of smut in upcoming chapters, and for those of you who read it before, you know there’s nothing like angst in sight. I’ve made a few edits, but mostly it’s the same story some of you know. Anyway, thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy!

Emma Swan could set her watch to the small town of Storybrooke, Maine. Everyday was just the same, her neighbors lived in a daily cycle that was very rarely tampered with and the comfort of such sameness was immense. For a girl who’d known a tumultuous start to life, mundane routine was a gift, one she never sent packing. Better to be safe than risk losing the good you already had.

It was this sort of thinking that left Emma smiling at the sight of Tiny, a very large man with an ironic nickname who lived nearby, with his small Chihuahua Teeny who yipped all the way down the block. It had her laughing at the troop of seven dwarves (their own designated squad name, for reasons unknown) as they headed off to work on the edge of town. It had her knowing that right behind them would be her best friend Mary Margaret carrying two cups of cocoa for her and Emma and hopefully a Danish from Granny’s. The tinkling of the bell above the store’s door signaled she’d been right.

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4 days Bankgok, Tokyo, Dubai

After years in Japan I learned to appreciate every single minute of travel, and sometimes my trips have a slightly crazy schedule. So here is a mini guide what to do in a very short time and have a fabulous trip. 

Bangkok (noon till evening)

For a bit of local arty / fashion experience try: It’s Happened to be a Closet, all fashion people go to this shop / atelier / restaurant. There is a manicure room, a foot massage parlor, DIY ateliers to make your own jewelry, and a fantastic European style restaurant (order anything with truffles and you will not be disappointed), there is a store, bakery and enough colors to make your energy levels really high.

124/1 Soi Sukhumvit 23 | Khlong Toei Nuea (they do not have a website, it is a best kept local secret)

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Just nearby there are three most amazing interior furniture shops, even of you travel light you should check them for inspiration. Run by the same owner each shop has a very distinguished look and feel, and there is a lot to see there in a tiny 2 floor space. Each shop is a bit of a tiny fabulous apartment, the one where you really want to meet the owner. They are all next to each other and have these beautiful names: Incredible, Eligible, and Unforgettable.

Incredible 


Eligible

Check them out at: 116/6 Sukhumvit 23, Sukhumvit Road, North Klongtoey, Wattana, Bangkok 10110.


Tokyo 


At My Little Box and Pommery event 



Catching Pokemons across Japanese capital is the most fun.



Quick gateway to Enoshima in summer



Dubai

After Tokyo, Dubai came next, despite summer heat there are always many new restaurants and places to visit. It changes everyday.


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A shisha bar and Chanel baboosh


Finding street art in Dubai is a real treasure hunt as messages are hidden across construction sites everywhere. And after dinner at night a walk by the beach is a bliss.

so this may not be the best time given the content of today’s clip, but i do want to talk for a bit about the work skam has been doing this season with exploring what it means to be in the closet and why it’s so important.

it’s not anything new to feature the closet as part of lgbtq storylines in cultural texts, since most of what we’ve seen in popular media depictions of lgbtq characters so far has been focused (almost obsessively so) on the self-discovery and eventual coming out narrative. skam doesn’t get originality points on that front, although i will always maintain that it’s important that we’re seeing isak at a different stage of self-identity than most other characters going through this narrative. what we’re seeing in s3 is not really a sexuality crisis; it’s a social identity crisis hinged on sexuality. that’s a significant distinction, largely bc it means that, so far, the show has avoided retreading the same, tired tropes about self-loathing gays. contrary to most other handlings of the coming out story, skam gets that not all or even most internalized homophobia is rooted in a deeply felt sense of shame or disgust about gay attraction, and that’s wonderfully refreshing to see.

equally refreshing imo has been skam’s treatment of the closet, and of isak as a person who is still closeted. it’s been entirely too easy, in the versions of this story we’ve seen so far, to see closeted people shamed, humiliated, or even vilified for not being ready to come out. for so many reasons, this. is. so. damaging.

the closet is a weird, complex thing, and it’s a lot of things to each person who has ever spent time in it. but what it isn’t is the near-universal state of fear and self-loathing popular media has tended to depict it as. this isn’t the case for everyone, esp given individual variations in ideological background and how/with what moralistic sexual values someone was raised. but for most lgbtq people, the closet has nothing to do with self-denial and most everything to do with self-protection. it’s a space to stay while you figure out what being lgbtq means for you, both personally and socially. it’s a space where you can be overlooked while you work through your fears and anxieties, not about being lgbtq but about the very real systemic material, political, and social consequences that still come with being publicly recognized as such. as awful as it is to say, it’s a space where you can prepare for the possibility that you may have to deal with the most negative of those consequences should you come out.

and that’s not to say that the closet is a perfect or ideal place. it’s not. its very existence is predicated on deeply entrenched cultural systems of heteronormativity and homophobia, and there is always some level of social coercion and external pressure in the decision to remain in the closet.

the closet is painful to live in, and it’s painful to maintain, bc there is a certain amount of denial of yourself required by the actions that keep you closeted. it’s painful to do things like go along with gay jokes, or not correct a family member’s gendered language when they ask after your dating life, or stay quiet while your straight coworkers talk openly and without thought about their significant others bc you’re still unsure what their reactions would be should you even mention yours. it’s painful to hit those little reminders, constantly and everywhere, that society doesn’t consider you and your relationships as “normal.” that’s something that doesn’t go away, no matter how comfortable you are in your sexuality or how many times you’ve come out.

on another level too, esp for people like isak who are still working through what it means for them to identify as lgbtq, the closet is painful bc, the more self-aware you become, the more isolating it starts to feel. last episode illustrated that beautifully, as we saw isak struggle with the question of whether to confide in jonas, and esp in the wake of today’s clip, i’m so so so glad he decided to. but on a broader level too, the closet is isolating bc it cuts you off from public connection to a community of people with similar experiences and perspectives. to eskild’s point in 3.05, it cuts you off from the history of that community, from the stories of those who came and fought before you and the challenges they faced, and from the stories of how they overcame those challenges. it cuts you off from a support network that is vital to lgbtq survival, esp for lgbtq youth.

for me, as a viewer, this is the biggest part of why isak’s story on skam this season has been so important. the closet is isolating, and so much of that stems from the fact that we almost never see discussion of what it means or feels to be closeted. but with isak, the focus is explicitly on the social experience of his closet, and how he has started to become aware of his closet as part of also becoming aware of his sexuality. we can literally see him working through all of these issues, the anxiety and the fear of discovery before you’re ready and the daily untold microagressions and the increasing isolation. and we can see (in a way i’m still not happy about) the trauma that gets caused by the incredibly fucking hurtful and dangerous mentality of “hey, it’s 2016, why don’t you just come out already,” particularly bc that mentality denies the very real reasons people still feel pressure to remain closeted in the first place.

watching this season is the first time i can remember seeing the closet, and the choice to remain closeted even after you’ve realized you’re not straight, actually explored, rather than just condemned. and bc of that, it’s one of the realest feeling depictions of what it feels like to be closeted, and eventually to come out, i’ve ever seen. the closet is a lot of things, and all of them complex, but it is not a place of inherent cowardice, self-loathing, and shame. i can’t thank skam enough for understanding that.

kittenmusicals  asked:

Hey 🤗 1, 5, 10, 20 and 30 for the asks! 💕

KRYSY!

| Ask me Pixelberry questions |

1. Favorite Choices game? The Freshman. Reminds me of all the fun I had in college the first time lol 

5. Feelings on the Royal Romance? I really like it so far, even Mr. Grumpy Gills aka Drake

10. What are 5 things you would like pixelberry to implement in choices? More male MCs, access to the closet feature in all the books, a system to earn free diamonds…and that’s all I have right now haha

20. First Choices game you played? Most Wanted but I never got past the first chapter…oops

30. Favorite part of being in the pixelberry fandom? This fandom is so open and welcoming! I’ve never felt like I was an outsider here.

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$448/room in a collective

The Omega House is a unique cooperative located just south of downtown Minneapolis in the Whittier neighborhood. Our household is an intentional community of adults striving to live well and care for our home together. We currently have a room available and are looking for a like minded individual to join us. 

Founded in 1968, the Omega organization is comprised of our house the adjacent community gardens, and a 280-acre plot of land in Northern Wisconsin. We operate according to flexible principles of consensus and residents are expected to contribute financially, share maintenance responsibilities, and engage with the community through labor and regular meetings. 

Omega purchases food collectively and the house is always stocked with a plentiful supply of fresh, local fruits and vegetables and a wide variety of vegetarian staples. Common spaces include a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, library, living room and a bathroom on each floor. Off-street parking and locked bicycle storage are available. The available second floor room features hardwood floors, ample closet area, and southern and western facing windows overlooking our gardens next door. 

Minneapolis, MN

Fic Rec special Coming-out

So @myinnersixteen asked me some Coming-out fics … Here we go ! You probably already read some of them, because well, they’re great . But just in case :

Canon fics :

- And Then a Bit : Or, take a parallel universe where Louis and Harry were never together, mix in a two year hiatus and an impending comeback, pour in a dash of lost fans, two tablespoons of strong friendship and a Modest! employee with a good idea. Add a squeeze of pretending to be a couple, lots of kisses and a tattoo or two. Stir. Serve: the mother of all publicity stunts.

- love is a word (you gave it a name) : it’s christmas. in between snowman building, tree shopping, and ill-advised skating on a frozen lake, louis and harry get ready to take the most important step of their lives.

- and all I can taste is this moment : Reality fic set a couple years in the future. Featuring: coming out via twitter, a marriage proposal and Harry being sappy. They both cry and they’re both happy about it.

- a long way from the playground: When it comes time for Harry and Louis to take the final step in revealing their long-time love, Harry thinks he’s ready. He’s been ready for four long years. He’s packed his anchor shirt, Louis’ map t-shirt, the paprazzi have been notified and all the seeding has been done. They’re ready to take their first public steps into the world as a couple.But are they really?A fic set during the Doncaster Rovers charity game where Louis plays footie, Harry is his loyal cheerleader, and the rest of the boys are there in case anyone gets cold feet.

- Stop the Presses  : Harry gets injured on stage.  This is the aftermath.

- Nobody compares to you : Harry has a long-term crush on his bandmate and best friend Louis, who is straight, at least as far as he knows. He also starts falling in love with this guy he met on tumblr. Who also has a crush on his own best mate. Things are about to get complicated.Or, the one where Harry falls in love twice, Louis is just incredibly sweet and supportive, and Al from tumblr is super nice but also really secretive about his identity - not that Harry can blame him, considering his own blog is run under false pretences, too.

- as loud as lions : Every few seconds there’s a blinding camera flash, and it’s overwhelming even for Harry so he can’t imagine how Louis feels. All he can do is hold his hand, tight, like they’ve never been allowed to in public before, and let all these middle-aged men with their zoom lenses get a good long look.

- Infinity On Your Skin : In Canada at the end of May, Harry and Louis decide to get married in secret.

(and a tomlinshaw because I can): 

We Used To Wait: The BBC Breaking News Twitter just says, One Direction star Louis Tomlinson rushed to hospital after M25 car crash.or: Louis has an accident, but nobody even knows he and Nick are going out.


Non canon :

- Pull Me Under : AU. As the first British footballer to come out at the prime of his career,  it helps that Louis Tomlinson is in a long-term, committed   relationship. Even if that relationship is fake. (Featuring Niall as Louis’ favourite teammate, Liam as Louis’ agent, and Zayn as Liam’s boyfriend, who just happens to be good friends with one Harry Styles.)

- Wear It Like A Crown : AU. As part of a team of fixers hired to handle a gay scandal in Buckingham Palace, Louis expects Prince Harry to be a lot of things—most notably a royally spoilt brat. Never mind that the very same Prince Harry used to star in quite a number of Louis’ teenage fantasies.

- You You You   : Or, the one where Harry and Louis meet at a club and Louis takes Harry home, only for him to realize that the boy who just made him breakfast half naked is Harry Styles from One Direction.

- somewhere only we know: : Personal assistant Louis knows something is up with his best friend and employer Harry. And it’s not just his big tour coming up or the ever-increasing womanizing rumors about the popstar. To get to the bottom of Harry’s moodiness, Louis decides he has to kidnap him and take him on a roadtrip up the California coast to Portland. The roadtrippiest road trip fic ever written. Basically an excuse for gratuitous fluff and smut with a pinch of angst tossed in for good measure.

Update (on Dec. 14th 2016)

(Canon and AU mixed up because je suis une flemasse)(pardon my french)

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anonymous asked:

hey i saw you were doing fic recs could you maybe respond to this with some canon-ish fics? i want a change from aus for a bit. thank you! xx

- And Then a Bit : “We’d like to give the fans what they want.” Magee states, placing his hand on the table in front of him and leaning forward. “We want to give them Larry Stylinson.”  Or, take a parallel universe where Louis and Harry were never together, mix in a two year hiatus and an impending comeback, pour in a dash of lost fans, two tablespoons of strong friendship and a Modest! employee with a good idea. Add a squeeze of pretending to be a couple, lots of kisses and a tattoo or two. Stir. Serve: the mother of all publicity stunts.(aka Harry and Louis fake a relationship for publicity. Eventually it becomes a lot less fake and a lot more real.)

- (your heartbeat) rang true inside my bones : Harry goes as Louis’ date for a weekend wedding. He ends up taking the role a bit too seriously.  “Hey,” Harry hears himself say just as Louis climbs back into the car. He ducks down, holding onto the roof to look at Louis who cocks his brow at him and says, “What?”  “I meant it,” Harry starts. “Like, I’d do it. I’d be your date for the wedding. If it’d make you feel less awful about being there and if you want me to, I’ll do it. I promise I’ll be good.” (34k)

- Untangle Me : Louis finds himself out of place in LA, unable to get at an itch that’s been bothering him for years. He supposes back in the early days, home hadn’t been a place. It’d been a person. He’d etched it permanently into his skin for fucks sake. It was always him and Harry. Stuck to each other like super glue. Pulled together by some magnetic force, existing in their own bubble. Everyone could see it, but that was half the problem, wasn’t it?It’s not like Louis can pinpoint the exact moment in time when him and Harry fell out of sync. There wasn’t really one at all. It had been a gradual slip, like the tide wearing away at a sandstone cliff. Chipping the solid foundations until there was nothing left to stop the structure falling to the waves below. It’s not like he spends all of his time sitting around moping over a lost friendship, he’s good at distractions. But LA only seems to accentuate the distance between them. Two separate planets, not even in the same solar system. (103k)

- Every Arrow That I Aim Is True : “I can see you don’t believe me,” Harry says, pretending to be stern. Louis chuckles a little but doesn’t get out of the bed. “Anyway, I texted Liam and told him you’re with me. He said to stay here as long as you need, and he’ll deal with the show over there until you want to come back, all right?”Louis doesn’t say anything again so Harry whispers, “Just stay here with me for a while, yeah? I’ll take care of you.”Louis is quiet. He never picks his head up, but Harry can see the pillow move from where he’s nodding and his fingers tighten around Harry’s. “Yeah,” Louis says. “Yeah, all right.” (25k)

- like a timebomb ticking : Louis loses everything. Harry’s still there. (31k)

- Fumbling In The Dark  Louis is straight, Harry is not. They still shag a lot. (22k)

- A long way from the playground,: When it comes time for Harry and Louis to take the final step in revealing their long-time love, Harry thinks he’s ready. He’s been ready for four long years. He’s packed his anchor shirt, Louis’ map t-shirt, the paprazzi have been notified and all the seeding has been done. They’re ready to take their first public steps into the world as a couple.But are they really?A fic set during the Doncaster Rovers charity game where Louis plays footie, Harry is his loyal cheerleader, and the rest of the boys are there in case anyone gets cold feet. (7k)

- Foolishly, Completely Falling: Now that he’s actually gone and done it, there seems to be no way of going back - no rinse and repeat, no ctrl+alt+del, no abort button, no help to be had. He’s fallen into a black hole and he cannot seem to find a way out. The black hole is also known as Tumblr. More specifically, it’s known as Tumblr’s Larry Stylinson tag.“ OR: The one where Louis becomes a Larry shipper by accident (8k)

- The Pedal’s Down, My Eyes are Closed: Louis and Harry bang it out in the dressing room after performing “18” and “No Control” for the first time at OTRA Brussels. (3k)

- What Really Happened During Lairport  : Louis’ not entirely sure that having sex in the small, cramped bathroom is really a wise idea. (3k)

- I Want to Live, Not Merely Survive “Well?” Louis questioned before flicking his eyes to the match to see why cheers had erupted.Harry cleared his throat.  “That was Britta.  She said it’s live.”Louis’ nervous eyes flicked to Harry’s.  He bit his lip and curled into Harry’s side, wiggling around until he was exactly how he wanted to be, with Harry’s arm wrapped around him as he listened to Harry’s heartbeat.“We’re finally free,” Harry whispered.Louis shrugged. “Almost.”“Almost,” Harry agreed. (4.7k)

- love is a word (you gave it a name) , by @hattalove : it’s christmas. in between snowman building, tree shopping, and ill-advised skating on a frozen lake, louis and harry get ready to take the most important step of their lives. (21k)

And I have to add I Had Rather Hear My Dog Bark At A Crow, and we are not alone in the dark with our demons even if it’s Tomlinshaw ^^. And no remedy for memory because NULIAN.

I still have to read  the dark and the dentist (66k Larry).

Update ( last update on April 4th 2017 :) :

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