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A lot of stories of wlw discovering their sexuality later in life focus around denial. Stories of obviously being into girls, but pretending it wasn’t attraction. Stories of your puppy crushes on your best girl friend, your female teacher, the cute girl in your class, that you told yourself was anything but a crush but retrospectively definitely was.

That’s great, and sharing “baby gay” stories is lots of fun, but it isn’t applicable to all wlw. For some, they had no stories from their childhood/teen years that involved repressed feelings for girls. Their attraction to them truly is a recent thing, something very “sudden”. If that applies to you, it’s easy to think you’re faking it, because if you were really a wlw, wouldn’t you have signs of it earlier on?

The answer is: not necessarily.

There’s no time limit for discovering your love of women. Even if you were alive for 20, 30, 40, 80 years without having any attraction to women, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for it to happen now. For some people (but not everyone!) sexuality can be fluid, and you can discover and nurture a side of you previously unknown to you.

Maybe you were never really into boys but only recently figured out that you were into girls instead. Maybe you were married for 20 years and after your divorce, you fell in love with a woman. Maybe you never met a girl that’s “your type” but now that you have, you’re falling for her, and hard. Maybe your best friend coming out to you made you see her in a new light that you had never considered before. Maybe your partner realizing she was a trans woman opened your mind to to the possibility of loving a woman, because you love her as a person and you realized that gender is no barrier to that. Maybe you recently came to terms with being a trans woman, and your newfound comfort in your gender identity gave you the chance to explore your sexuality.

No matter what your story, it’s never too late to discover your sexuality. You do not need to have signs of liking women early on in order to be “legitimate”. Even if you never had a reason to believe you were anything but straight, if you find yourself starting to wonder if you’re not, you deserve the space to discover yourself and your identity.

And to other wlw who knew early on: you may be tempted to brush off these women, saying they aren’t really wlw (or not really bi, lesbian, etc.) or that they give a negative impression of the community overall, but try to be understanding. Our journeys do not all look the same. Be understanding of your fellow wlw even if they discovered themselves at a different pace. Someone’s past does not necessarily dictate their present, or their future.

anonymous asked:

That's such brilliant staging though. Having a specific scene the audience can use as reference subconsciously. It adds this whole other factor to it. When I first heard those lines about laying in bed, that's what got me to full out bawl while watching the musical and I didnt even realize it was because we already saw that. We saw them being happy and sound in their bed. It was so domestic and /normal/ and the audience, like Marvin, felt that ripped away with a single line. It's so amazing.

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This is it !

Today is a really special day to me, 7 years ago I discovered Flipnote Studio for the first time on my DSi !! It was the September 4th 2009 !

At that time I never animated on something digital in my entire life and I was scared to try, not being good to draw with a tablet or on a PC at all but drawing on a tactile digital screen helped me a lot to get confortable and I began to have fun with this little application, so much fun that I began to enjoy and taking it more seriously. Knowing that most of the animators animate on a PC I always thought I was not a real one and would never be taking seriously …. but with all of your love I believed that it was false and that any animators (and any artist in general !) can be awesome and passionate no matter what they use !!

This is an amazing and important meaning to me !

And now, 7 years later, I still use this application to make all of my little characters living and moving, bouncing to make you smile :)

I want to thank you for your big and awesome support, for the new fans like the first I got back on Flipnote Hatena, I would never believe in the past that so many people would follow me for the animations I made on the DSi or 3DS, thanks to you I’m proud to continue with it and to be respected for my work !

Thank you all so much, I will never forget all of these years and I will keep going ! I can’t thank you enough, you make my life !! :’D

I still can’t believe how far I could go with this amazing application, you made me believe whatever you use to share your passion, if you love doing it, people will also love it ! 

So again, Thank you all so much, you made my day, and I can say, you made my life, a huge part of it ! I’m proud to do what I do and you push me to do more, you are all Génial !  I’m sure U will animate 7 more years and even more :) Thanks for making me believe in my passion and my dreams !

Merci tout le monde pour tout votre soutien ! Vous êtes tous géniaux !!! J’ai vraiment hâte d’en partager encore plus avec vous tous !! 

Merci merci merci !!!!

wip of a piece I’m doing for @hetalia-fanzine - yes its england and alice in wonderland what else can you possibly expect from me

coloring this is gonna be a damn hassle

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New Zealand residence visas require applicants to be in good health so that “significant costs” are not place on the health service. Many applications have been rejected on the grounds that applicants’ are too fat based on their body mass index and would be costly to health services.

(You Turn Me Into) Somebody Loved: Connor/Reader Soulmate AU

Summary: All things considered, you’re probably not the first person to find your soulmate after spotting their signature on somebody’s cast. The magic of that moment doesn’t fix everything, but it fixes enough.

Word Count: 6616


You had pictured the first day of your senior year more times than you could count. You envisioned making the familiar drive, walking into a school you knew like the back of your hand, and finishing high school with the same people you started it with. The beginning of a year full of stress and fun and college applications and parties.

None of those visions looked like this: sitting in your car outside of a new school half an hour before the first bell, your thighs sticking to the seat while you tried to work up the nerve to walk inside. Your nails scratched at the leather of the steering wheel while you took a few deep breaths and let yourself run the numbers again. You ghosted your hand over the name scrawled just under your collarbone, the one that had appeared like clockwork on your sixteenth birthday. The one that belonged to your soulmate.

Connor.

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B E A U T Y   M A K E U P   -   B E H I N D   T H E   S C E N E S

A few weeks ago I shared with you some images from my professional portfolio which were taken from a recent Beauty shoot with model, Caitlin Burles.
FYI, Caitlin was a stand-in for Gal Gadot on the Wonder Woman film. Pretty cool huh? 

During the shoot my makeup assistant, Yasmin Lovece, kindly filmed some behind the scenes of the makeup and I filmed some of the products used. So this week I edited and uploaded the footage for those of you who are interested in seeing how these looks came together.

Enjoy! 
 

The problem with receiving a Good Classical Education is that I’m going to college in a few weeks and this is going to be my fourth time reading the Lattimore translation of the Illiad for school.

phan writers net members!

before we begin, i’d just like to say that it was really difficult decide on the members of this net. everyone submitted very thorough and interesting applications, and if i could’ve added all of you i would’ve!

be sure to all follow each other when you see this! 

some notes:

  • the gc will be on skype
  • i’ll be messaging you all for your skype as soon as i can
  • everyone chosen (if this is wrong please correct me lol) has put on their app that they would be interested in workshopping with their work, so that will be a thing that we will probably do!
  • please be respectful to everyone’s pronouns and triggers! if you are intentionally disrespectful, i will not hesitate to remove you from the gc
  • racism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, islamaphobia, xenophobia, or any other sort of human indecency will not be tolerated either
  • okay serious stuff is out of the way, let’s announce the members!

members: 

@snowylester, Gray (they/them)

@danyuljzang, Dan (he/him)

@narwhalhowell, Laura (she/her)

@cloverphan, Cassie (she/her)

@gamingmas, Harmony (she/they)

@manchesterz, Nova (she/her)

@dapgos, Julia (she/her)

@pinofnine, Jupi (she/her)

@bestelitecouple, Nina (she/her)

triggers to avoid: 

rape/sexual assault, vomit, and paranormal stories/happenings

(please let me know if i missed any!)

anonymous asked:

Hi just wanted to say 1. I love your tans isak headcanons 2. Fuck that anon 3. Do you have any more I need more haha

hey! thank you a million times over. i’ve got a few <3

  • when isak gets a job, it’s quite hard; at first, that is
  • he’s stumped with the application 
  • first of all, will he even pass? 
  • will customers call him ‘’sir’’ or ‘’he?’’
  • does he look like a he?
  • nevertheless, he does what he must
  • a week later, he’s working at an ice cream parlor
  • it’s nice and always smells good and his coworkers are respectful 
  • it’s also a bit chilly, especially when he works with the freezers, but his boss, sandra, tells him he’ll get used to it
  • even and the boys come by one day
  • they order various flavoured cones and sit by the window in isak’s section
  • ‘’hello, sir,’’ even waves, and isak raises his eyebrow because…well, what?
  • he’ll play along, though
  • ‘’i can’t help but notice how pretty you y are,’’ the blond continues, vibrato heightening as he puts his hands on his hips
  • ‘’take me home after this, monsiuer?’’
  • jonas snorts into his cookie dough and sputters when he gets it all over the table
  • mahdi whacks him on the head
  • ‘’of course,’’ isak giggles into his hand, hues dancing under fluorescent lighting
  • after isak’s shift ends, on his way out, sandra stops him 
  • her red mouth is pursed knowingly and her long eyelashes flutter when she looks at him
  • ‘’you pass just fine, isak.’’
Someone to Talk to // A Phan One-Shot

Genre: 2009!phan, fluff, angst

Words: 3.0k

Relationship status: together  

Warnings: swearing, family issues

Summary: Dan’s had a bad day. Luckily his boyfriend is there to listen to him.

A/N: Literally, as I’m putting this post together right now, I just realized that the anon requested “meeting for the first time” and I totally didn’t do that, so I apologize :( I totally missed that lol I just saw “write more 2009″ and went for it. So, I apologize for it not being exactly what you requested, anon, but I hope you enjoy it anyway lol

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DRv3 Countdown Artist List!!!

WE HAVE 72 ARTISTS!!!!

Artists, please check that your name is here. If you’ve received an acceptance email but your name is NOT here please send us an email or ask. 

We will post an update when Day Assignment Emails have been sent out.  

Countdown Overview:

  • Countdown starts on September 8th for 18 days.
  • 3-5 artworks will be posted everyday
  • DRv3 Release on September 26th!

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The Jewels That Aren’t in the Skull

Utilizing Gemstones

Gems serve an important role in games that emphasize treasure acquisition and encumbrance- their generally smaller and lighter than their value in gold. They fall a bit flat for me mechanically though, only really being used as an occasional spell reagent. To give them a more fun application here’s a way to use gems as item upgrades like in Diablo or WoW.

Enchanting Items

The gnomes of The Bronze City of Peake have mastered the art of jewelcraft. Adventurers from all corners of the world seek them out to enchant their blades, rings and shields with the power of precious stones.

The gnomes are skilled crafts folk, able to do detailed work with their nimble fingers and sharp eyes, but more impressive than that is their ability to shape the gems into impossible designs. Elegant shapes and patterns wrought from ruby and emerald surpass even the work of the dwarves, who would be the first to point out that the gnomes are more just taking advantage of their elemental heritage, coaxing the stones into these shapes in their own language, the language of stone.

You can enchant any item that could accommodate a gemstone (DM fiat) other than that the rules of magic items apply in accordance to your preferred gaming system (I’m using 5e)

The gnomes do not work for free however. Their prices and effects are listed here:

Ruby

Enchanting a weapon with a ruby gives the weapon an extra 1d6 (200g) 1d8 (500g) or 1d10 (1000g) bonus to damage. 

Emerald 

Enchanting the weapon with an emerald grants an extra +1 (200g) +2 (500g) or +3 (1000g) to hit.

Sapphire 

Enchanting the item with a sapphire increases the AC of the character by an extra +1 (200g) +2 (500g) or +3 (1000g).

Diamond 

A diamond may be used to enchant the item with the power of a spell that can be used once a day. Cantrip 500g, All spells higher than cantrip cost 1000xspell level gold.

Customers must supply gemstones or pay market price in shop.

anonymous asked:

When did i say i agree with nye with everything? Thanks for putting words in my mouth but stop that. Honestly the gender expression stuff was weird to put in the same category as the others, just for one but I can appreciate that being one totally legitimate way you can look at it that's suitable to "non-science minded" audience. I'm not expecting that much nuance from a fucking a pop science show is all.

“it let them focus on one perspective which I prefer, “

A comma between perspective and which would’ve made that clear.  In the original, without the comma, I read that as “it let them focus on one perspective which I agree with”, rather than “it let them focus on one perspective, that is my preference”.

And sorry, but ‘pop science’ is shit and some people expected more from this than being treated like ADHD riddled middle schoolers.  You might not have, lots of other people did, and they’re irritated at it.

We don’t fucking need more “I love science” shit that makes it ‘cool’ to make vapid, shallow scientific statements with zero backup and massive biases.  That isn’t how you make science appealing because it only attracts a shallow interest in it.

Mythbusters wasn’t shallow, they explained the science behind their statements and the theories behind it.  The fun was seeing the application of their methods and putting to the test actual myths.

Steve Irwin wasn’t shallow, he explained animals and how they behaved in detail.  The fun was his enthusiasm for animals and sharing it with you.

Guess what?  A show did exactly what this show did and it did it in a more entertaining, wittier, sharper and at cut SOME of the bias out.  Go watch Penn and Telller’s Bullshit.

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Potion Magic 101

@witchy-wondering messaged me over the weekend asking for my thoughts on a good starting place for those interested in pursuing the art of magical potion making. Instead of responding privately, I thought it would be best to share my thoughts in a post with the hopes that others may find some use from it. It should be noted, however, that these instructions assume that the reader has some previous magical experience (i.e. you can formulate an intent) Again, these are just my thoughts. There are as many ways to approach this as there are witches in the world. For those that may be interested, I will also be putting together some simple potion recipes for others to test out. I will be working on these later this week!

The Physical Requirements

You will need to obtain a boiling crucible, mortar and pestle, wooden spoons, funnels, fine sieves (for straining liquids), and glass vials (clear and dark colored). One important note: eventually, you may find yourself constructing brews with poisonous ingredients – it is highly recommended that you obtain a separate set of tools just for these types of concoctions so that cross-contamination does not occur. Make sure these utensils are clean for each use. Obviously, don’t ingest poisons.

You will also need to obtain ingredients – these can be anything that call out to you, but usually herbs or roots of some sort. Gemstones are also popular, as are animal parts (bones, skin, etc.) The list of potential ingredients goes on ad infinitum. I suggest obtaining a book of correspondences and using it as reference when you start collecting your ingredients. The reference books may be useful for the neophyte Witch, however, feel free to use your own correspondences if you are comfortable doing so. As discussed in a previous post, get creative here. Use the page of a dictionary for wisdom, use a feather for travel, play with it and have fun. Think about the application of the brew before gathering ingredients. Is the brew going to be ingested? Used to anoint? Poured on the earth? Depending on how you intend to use the brew, that will dictate the ingredients that may be used.


The Mental Requirements

As with all forms of magic, your potion making will be more effective with some degree of mental preparation. For me, a brief breathing exercise is all I really need to center myself for magical work. I wrote a Witch’s Middle Pillar Exercise that utilizes elemental powers instead of the Judeo-Christian influences of the standard exercise which has become one of my preferred methods of mental preparation. Again, this step will be unique for each Witch.


The Magical Requirements

When it comes to actually brewing a potion, the parts are never as important as the whole. This should be kept in mind at all times. Ingredients should always be contributed while maintaining concentration on how they “fit” into the potion’s end goal. It’s challenging to hold this concentration, but the rewards are worth the effort. Beginners may find it easier to limit the number of ingredients they’re using. It’s far easier to “manage” three ingredients than it is eight. With practice, a Witch could work up to more ingredients, thus adding more complexity to their brews.

After brewing, remember to empower the brew. My preferred method involves programming energy into the brew using my hand or my wand. Some may prefer chanting a spell over it, allowing it to bask in the moon’s light (or sun’s light), elemental empowerment, and so on. For me, the simple, but very final gesture, of waving my wand over the potion seals ties everything together.