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170618 // I haven’t made a post like this in a while, but I’m revising for an exam right now and it’s the last thing I want to be doing so I’m procrastinating (don’t follow my lead kids).

How I use Digital Notes

I’ll make a more detailed post about how I study at some point, but for now:

  • I use microsoft onenote, but you can use whatever program you feel comfortable with.
    • Useful features of onenote include the organisation into notebooks, sections, and tabs, search function, equation support, tagging, and formatting options (inc. different heading styles).
    • You can find really great posts about onenote quite easily if you’re interested in how it works (I would 100% recommend it).
  • Throughout the year I type up my class notes, summarising information and organising it into a sensible order.
    • This took a lot of discipline and I fell off the bandwagon quite a bit. I initially intended to type up my notes from the day every evening, but I found it’s more realistic to just do it as often as possible and to aim to finish each topic’s notes before I move onto the next one.
  • When I come to revise for exams I will rewrite and summarise my notes on paper (writing out notes helps me remember them, but this may not work for you)
    • When I’m doing the first few past papers I’ll have my notes with me so I can look things up until I can do a paper without them.
      • I find this is more effective than using the mark scheme to help as the mark scheme basically gives you the answers.

Why Make Digital Notes?

Obviously digital notes don’t work for everyone, but I find they’re much more useful to have than notes on paper, at least before you start revising.

  • The main benefits of digital notes are:
    • typing is faster than writing
    • search functions (depending on the program) to look up information quickly
    • neater and faster formatting
    • you can back them up somewhere else so you don’t have to worry about losing or damaging them
    • you can bring all your notes with you without it weighing a tonne (assuming your laptop/tablet doesn’t weigh a tonne)
    • copy and paste! Ofc use this as infrequently as possible, but it’s useful for quotes etc.
    • pictures without the effort of drawing or printing out and sticking in
    • cheaper as you don’t have to buy pens and paper as often
    • an excuse to bring your computer into school and then go online shopping and play games during really boring classes no I haven’t done this what are you talking about so you have access to google etc. to look things up whenever


  • The only reason I’ve managed to keep up with my notes throughout the year is because I don’t take any for maths and I’ve kind of fallen off the bandwagon for French (whoops). It’s a bit unrealistic to expect to keep up with all the notes for all your subjects (particularly if you’re doing gcses), so prioritise.
  • Subjects like maths tend to assess a skill rather than knowledge, so it’s probably more useful to do practice questions rather than make notes.
  • If you’re dropping a subject in a year and won’t touch it again make sure it’s actually worth making notes for the whole year.

In Class or After Class?

Whether you write notes on the computer during class or afterwards depends on the class.

  • I’ve got one particular teacher who flits back and forth between topics and often mentions things without going into detail because she assumes we’re too stupid to understand (not my favourite teacher ngl). So I use my laptop in her lessons so I can go back to topics we’ve already done and so I can google things to fact check (she frequently dumbs stuff down to inaccurate levels) and expand on points that she makes.
  • If you’ve got a teacher that tends to move super fast it might be worth having a computer with you as typing is generally much faster than writing.
    • If you can’t touch type learning is a really good idea, even just to improve the speed of your typing (I can’t actually touch type but I took a course until I learnt to use all my fingers when typing and now I type much faster). There’s lots of free online courses available.
  • Alternatively, you can just make all your class notes on paper and type up the important information when you get home.
    • This means you don’t have to worry about your class notes being neat enough to revise from; after you type them up you can file them or even throw them away to save space.
    • It also works as a review which is really good for putting the information into your long-term memory.
    • However it is also pretty time consuming so you’ve got to be super disciplined to keep on top of it.
  • In my school at a levels I’ve found it’s not too unusual to have a laptop out but it’s a bit odd to have one at gcses (idk about other schools). Obviously you shouldn’t care about what other people think, but if having your laptop/tablet with you will make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable then leave it at home.
    • Also laptops and tablets are expensive and it’s understandable if you’d rather keep them safe at home.
    • That said, people do get used to it. Even if you’re the only one with a laptop/tablet, the novelty wears off quickly.
  • Some teachers don’t actually like students using laptops and tablets during class, so do check before you bring it in.

I hope this helped! Of course if you have any questions about this (or anything else) my ask is always open please ask me something

Here’s where I post this and find 56 typos :/


☁️ Bullet Journal Inspiration Spread ☁️ 

Here’s a little spread of bullet journal accounts I absolutely adore and am continually inspired by: 

(in order from left to right by page)

 @holylantern - Just pure creativity. I love that it’s just drawings and no decorations (at least of the ones I’ve seen so far ^.^). Each spread is so unique. 

 @j-christabel // @eggtabel - Mainly drawings as well. Honestly, one the most unique bujos I have seen. I adore her use of colour and doodle, but it still manages to be so minimal.

@lycheestudy - Love how minimal and functional her spreads are, but still so so pretty. 

@studypetals - Amazing use of images, stickers, and lettering. I love the mood she creates with each spread. 

@smoinerd - Winnie! Ah, where do I even start? Absolutely in love with her spreads. There’s so much going on from gorgeous lettering to images of Junjin lol, but it’s still so organized and calming to look at. 

@unicaffe - I was in awe when I saw the spread pictured in the post showed up on my dashboard. Honestly so calming to look at and the gorgeous drawings and minimalistic look just *o* 

@journalsanctuary - I honestly love looking at her feed on Instagram. Layout and feed goals as well as her amazing bullet journal. The themes of her spreads are so pretty and natural. 

@studyrose - Goals, goals, goals. From feed to bullet journal to amazing personality, just everything <3 (I steal a lot of ideas from her when I stage my photos lol). 

@productiveflower - This girl right here actually inspired me to start my own studygram account. Although she says she’s not a fan of her own spreads, I’ll always be her fan. Adore her aesthetic as well as her sweet personality. <3

@eintsein - Love her use of different types of decorating elements, but still maintaining a cohesive and calm theme. Loving the blue, white, and green tones in this spread especially!

I wish I could have fit more on this inspiration board because there are so many wonderful bullet journals to share. Please sure to check each and everyone of these accounts out. Here on Tumblr as well as Instagram (if they have one)! :)

I also can’t help but be in awe of the bullet journal system. It allows creativity and accommodates so many different styles, but in the end, it is still a planner, and is practical to use. 

Do You Miss Me (at all) Sherlock x reader part 1

A/N: This took me forever to finish! For the love of god, I struggled with this hours and days! So, this will be two parted, and apologizes for not posting fanfics for awhile, I’ve been busy with other things (also tried to figure out how to continue the heartless, there will be a new chapter of it soon enough, hopefully) also this was supposed to be out at Friday, but I couldn’t get myself to finish this since this basically a dialogue done by shouting and fighting. But anyway, hope this is good in some sort of weird way.

Here’s a link for the next chapter

You had been in a relationship with Sherlock for over four months now and not to get you wrong, you did love the high functioning sociopath even if it got rough. For example he barely told you he cared for you more than as a friend. It had taken him all his might to tell you that just that once when you started dating and you were as surprised as anyone would’ve been in that situation. To hear Sherlock Holmes, the detective incapable of understanding sentiment or compassion, say he loved you was enough to make you faint, but you didn’t. First you thought it had to be a trick, to test an experiment and one specific kind had slithered in your mind. He was probably testing how you felt about him, even having his own suspicions of you having feelings for him. Maybe he was waiting for your pupils to dilate, testing your pulse? Then he did something that nearly gave you a heart attack. He had kissed you. From there on you two had started dating, but it took some time from him to convince you he really liked you and it wasn’t for a case or a test.

It had been just once he had said he loved you, from that on everything had gone down hill. You knew he wasn’t into opening his heart, which you had become aware of that second he had opened it to you, but you couldn’t but wonder had he come to his senses of you and realized he had only fancied you for short amount of time and the feelings had died by now. At bad days he seemed he barely even acknowledged you were in the same room. He was snarky with his comments, nearly making eye contact and ignoring you at times. It wasn’t anything John hadn’t ever experienced with Sherlock but you couldn’t stop thinking that you would be even slightly privileged to be treated in better way than that.

Sherlock had been buried with work, now on his list at the top was a new case that hadn’t made any progress and it frustrated him. He was tense and easy to piss off. You were the same, but for other reasons. His acts had reflected on you, his now nasty personality and way of ignoring you made it impossible for you to stand him.

The two of you had just come back to Baker Street from a crime scene and you were fuming of rage. Once again you had been pushed aside and treated like you knew nothing. Even Lestrade, just like Sherlock always said, was capable of sensing the situation. Even the police inspector was able to make out Sherlock was doing a lousy job as a boyfriend. You couldn’t forget the wide eyes and the blank, puzzled stare he gave to you two when Sherlock pushed you, no, he literally pushed you more than once aside and kept telling you to keep quiet as your suggestions and deductions would just embarrass him, you and everyone around.

You stomped up the stairs to the flat, Sherlock following after you. You stayed close to the door leading back downstairs while Sherlock went to sink in his chair. He released a long heavy sigh and closed his eyes in disappointment. He muttered how useless the visit had been and how it had only cost his precious time on the case in hand. The crime scene you two just witnessed had, as he said, obviously nothing in common.

”Did you really have to do that?” You questioned after waiting enough, listening to Sherlock muttering and complaining about the case. Your hands were crossed over your chest and your right foot was tapping the floor in an impatient way. To this Sherlock answered with lowered brows and watched you in confusion. You huffed and looked away. ”Embarrass me in front of the whole Scotland Yard?” You corrected. Sherlock only rolled his eyes and went to correct you. ”There was nearly even half of the Scotland Yard present.” Sherlock shifted in his seat. ”I wouldn’t worry about them. They barely know anything so you being incorrect now and then wouldn’t make them any better than you.”

You could hang onto that statement, he had almost praised you just now and it was the best you had got from him for since he had been burdened with this particular case, but then again you didn’t need to settle for this. This wasn’t enough to wipe all the bad comments he’d made in the past though you weren’t even sure was there anything he could do, a one single act that would calm you.

”To you that was the entire Scotland Yard.” You pushed persistently. He had said it himself countless of times. The people in Scotland Yard that had ever worked with him were the only people that counted if you asked for his opinion.

”Well, yes, but obviously it wasn’t exactly the whole Scotland Yard.” Sherlock placed his fingers under his chin, resembling his mind palace position but he kept his eyes open and on you. He eyed you suspiciously, trying to deduce what you were going through in your head, but judging by his expression he had no idea what made you so pissed. ”Is something bothering you?”

To that you let out a sarcastic laugh. Had he really only got that out of you? He really was as magnificent and astonishing as John always said. Sarcastically saying of course. But this time he surprised you by how dumb he was.

”Are you really that blind?” You finally snapped. You humorously watched as Sherlock gave away how offended he was by your statement but without skipping a beat you continued. ”You embarrassed me in front of Scotland Yard! And that’s not all! You’ve treated me worse and worse the further we get down on this case. Hell, you even treat Anderson better than me!” And it was true. He had even praised Anderson today for stating something so obvious and simple that even a blind person would’ve seen it.

”I was being sarcastic.” Sherlock muttered seriously and looked down on the floor, clearly drifting away from the conversation and to his mind palace.

”Well, it wasn’t clear!” You yelled and threw your hands in the air. ”Everybody thought you really meant it. And don’t dare shut me off now!” You took three long steps and put your hands on either side of Sherlock’s armrests on his chair, your face inches away from his. ”Don’t treat me like this!”

”Treat you like what?” Sherlock shot up from his seat, you taking a fast step backwards to make more room between the two of you. He stared back at you coldly. His blue eyes were like frozen and he looked intimidating. Sherlock tilted his head, his eyes narrowing as he questioned you.

”I told you already! You ignore me! Like I don’t exist at all! You always pretend like I’m not there. You put your work first and I feel like I don’t even exist on the list of your priorities! You also have pushed me around, literally, and you won’t let me even speak when we’re out!”

”Stating the obvious shouldn’t be reworded! You want me to let you embarrassed yourself? By pointing out what everyone is able to witness with their own eyes?”

”Oh, so now I’m embarrassing myself? Thank you for saving me, Sherlock, for keeping me quiet when I could’ve said something dumb!” The room was silent for a second, until you took a deep breath. ”Look, you keep me around but make it feel like I am the one clinging on you and following you like a lost puppy, and when I try to advance you, you only shoot me down. You won’t show me I matter!”

”I have told you how I feel about you, do you really need me to do it several times a day? Because you know I won’t be up to it. I am not a man who keeps showering you with all the pleasantries and praises-!”

”I know that and it’s not what I asked!” You snapped back. You were wondering was Mrs. Hudson listening to you two shouting. If she was she was probably worried. Worried what you’d do if this would go further on and how you would end up like. Mrs. Hudson knew what Sherlock was capable of when he was bored or even drugged, but when angered? And with you against him? You couldn’t answer to that either.

”Then what is it? I can’t quit my job and forget all the cases just because of you. Just because of love.” He pronounced the last word with disgust, as if the whole word was ridiculous to even be said.

”I’m not telling you to quit, I’m suggesting you to leave it be when you clearly can’t work it out, not now at least. You’ve run out of clues and there is nothing you can do to make the problem solved. You have to wait!”

”I can’t just wait until another one gets killed!” Sherlock spit out and glared down at you.

”Well, there’s nothing else you can do.” You told him matter of factly. ”Just talking about the case makes you a mess, Sherlock. You don’t eat, you don’t sleep, and how you treat people around you is horrible. Even if you have a problematic case in hand it doesn’t give you the privilege to act like a moron!”

”Oh so I am the one acting like a moron?” Sherlock looked down on you. ”You have done nothing to help me on this case, the reason I keep you around is only because I thought there would be use of you, but guess I was wrong with you. And here you are, waiting for me to sugar coat you with flatter and sweet talk. Like it wasn’t enough I told you once how I care about you.” He had struggled enough by telling you he loved you once, and what were the looks of it he wasn’t going to do it ever again and actually it made you want nothing more than him to never say anything to you.

”I knew what I was getting myself into when I started this relationship with you.  I know it’s hard for you to say how you feel, but I’m not asking you to tell me that. It’s just that you never show it! You never sit next to me, you never walk close to me, and you barely talk to me! If you could just treat me like a human being!” You didn’t let Sherlock answer, you paced around nervously, but not scared. You were infuriated. ”I really thought I wouldn’t be the only one to do things I don’t usually like to do. Like waking up at 3am in the morning to visit a crime scene, or running around London after a maniac without eating for a whole day! I still never complaint! But where I draw the line is when I am treated worse than even the people you can’t stand!”

”Enough with Anderson already!” Sherlock sighed and spin around.

”I’m not talking about Anderson! I am saying you don’t treat me like your girlfriend and even Lestrade saw what was going on today!” You felt bad at thinking about it again, your stomach dropped at the thought of it. ”The way you act towards me isn’t normal, Sherlock!”

”So I’m supposed to be all around you when we’re on a case? Oh, wake up, (Y/n)! I do not show emotions or am I even capable of feel certain of emotions. Love and sentiment do not get me anywhere and there for I keep them out of my life!” You flinched. That was it. You had enough.

”Then let me help you.” You said and went to get your bag.

”What are you doing?” Sherlock asked sounding bored and fed up by your attitude, his brows furrowed.

”Like you said, you rid yourself of certain feelings. There for I’m leaving. Sorry I ever bothered to step into your life.” You said and turned. ”Goodbye, Sherlock Holmes.” And with that you left. You went down the stairs in a hurry and rage, stomping loudly. You heard Mrs. Hudson come out of her flat, now standing next to the front door, looking at you worriedly.

”Are you two having a little domestic?” She asked with a sad and nervous tone.

”Could say so.” You answered coldly and opened the door.

”When are you coming back, dear?”

”I’m not.” You deadpanned. You had stopped at the entrance and were looking at Mrs. Hudson with a serious expression.

Mrs. Hudson gazed up the stairs to the living room. ”I’m sure what ever he said he doesn’t mean it.” She assured you, but you knew better and you also had made up your mind.

”I’m sure he did.” You told, then closing the door and left Baker Street.

Mrs. Hudson was left alone to wonder what had happened. She let her eyes wonder towards the stairs again, whispering sadly to herself, ”What have you done now, Sherlock?”

“Remember Me”vs. “Witness Me”

I was thinking about Furiosa’s last (and only) words to Immortan Joe: “Remember me.”

That line’s always kind of puzzled me. Is it a challenge? A rhetorical question? A “fuck you”? A reckoning?  All of the above? I mean, it’s no doubt a pretty badass thing to growl at the tyrant who abducted and enslaved you right before you tear his face off, but I started thinking about its similarities to another of Fury Road’s Arc Words: “Witness me.”

When you’re a War Boy, your body is an expendable, broken-down machine, your torturous half-life spent waiting for the ultimate self-sacrificing high; the best you can hope for is a spectacular death, for that death to be “witnessed.” The worst thing you can hear is the scoff of “mediocre”: your life, you thought, was building to this moment; you cast yourself on the pyre of blood and chrome with hopes of eternal glory; you gave up everything, and it wasn’t enough. Your half-life (and afterlife) hinges on the moment of your death, and how well it served your god-king.

Now, let’s look at the Vuvalini’s death-rite. You know the one.

In contrast to the War Boy’s bombastic cry of “Witness!”, this action is quiet, a silent promise to remember, to write the names of the lost on one’s heart. This is not a weakness- the Vuvalini are nothing if not resourceful and resilient, despite the tragedies that have befallen their once-prosperous clan. 

But those they lost are never forgotten- who they were is more important than how they died. Thematically, this healthy and compassionate culture of remembrance contrasts with Max and his frequent visions of “those I could not protect.” 

Memory is a theme that is especially present in Fury Road, and yet it’s the aspect of the film’s thematic gamut that I see least discussed. Mad Max as a whole takes place in a sort of limbic time warp. How long ago were these disasters? The oil shortages, the flying nukes, the water wars? Fury Road might take place two decades or two centuries after this cataclysm. Even people who grew to adulthood in the old world, like Max and the Vuvalini are implied to, have foggy, off-kilter memories of those times (”Everyone had a show…”), that seem more like secondhand myths than actual recollection. The old world has passed into legend and superstition even to those who lived in it.

The remnants and parphenalia of the pre-apocalypse and their use in the post- is a major cornerstone of Mad Max’s aesthetic, and even in this, there is a clear thematic distinction between how these trappings manifest between groups. The Buzzards, for instance, seemingly lacking even the demented ingenuity of Immortan Joe’s rev-heads, merely scavenge the past, cannibalizing it into a shape that is feral, ungainly, and myopic.

Immortan Joe’s empire is a blood-soaked engine whose organic components are reduced to their function- whatever it is that they can do or give to benefit Joe, whether it be milk, blood, or children. It’s no wonder the War Boys’ fetishize and worship of technology. They regard their own diseased, “half-life” bodies as inferior to the vehicles they’re obsessed with- strong and solid and never-tiring.  Indeed their doctor is even called “the Organic Mechanic” and they bear circuit-like engine-tattoos and ceremonial chrome mouth-spray-paint to imitate the mighty machines they worship and envy. 

The accoutrements of the past are used as symbols of power, or else hoarded away, as in the vault-like chamber where Joe keep his wives and other “treasures.”

The Vuvalini (and to a wider extent, the women of Fury Road), are the keepers of memory and hope. Their way is not fetishization, but preservation. From the bag of seeds to their extensive clan and familial history, the Many Mothers have a rich and vital store of knowledge and culture.  And, of course, lets not forget Ms. Giddy, the History Woman, literally the physical embodiment of knowledge, her body a living record.

So back to Furiosa, who herself has gone on a journey from being trapped in the depths of the War Boy culture to reconnecting with her past and, like Max, relearning how to connect with people, to move beyond the instincts of survival. In the moment of her confrontation with Joe astride his Gigahorse (incidentally the first, last, and only time in the entire film that Joe comes truly face-to-face with either of our protagonists), Furiosa sums up her entire journey, not just in the film, but over the course of her entire life, in those two words, before literally, figuratively, and gruesomely ripping the mask off the false god and spelling an end to his horrific ideology. From this perspective, “Remember me” is a powerful statement, the mantra of the society that Furiosa, the Vuvalini, and the no-longer-Wives will build, where people are more than their “usefulness”; where the past has lessons to teach, not just trappings of power to grant; where those you’ve lost do not become spectres, but immortalized in memory.

In the fires of armageddon, one ideology says that you are infinitesimal, expendable, that the world will not miss you, is not capable of missing you. The other promises that there is more to you than your base instincts of survival or your “function” in a harsh and violent world; that your name will be remembered; that those who survive you will not forget. 

For a while now, I have been trying to wrap my head around why it is exactly that so much of the language and norms associated with the contemporary transgenderist movement bother me. I already know what my feminist concerns are with the very concept of being ‘born in the wrong body,’ but there was something more irritating and upsetting about the ways in which the words ‘woman’ and ‘man, ‘male’ and ‘female’ were being policed within the leftist community, which I’ve only recently been able to articulate.

The words ‘woman’ and ‘man’ (and their derivatives—men, manly, women, womanly, womanhood, etc.) are some of the most necessary, commonly used and understood words in the English language. If you were to learn English, whether as a baby learning their first language or as a student of ESL, these words would be among the first words you would ever learn. And these are ordinary words we all use every day—nouns (and adjectives) we use so frequently that they merit their own matching pronouns (he and she, his and hers, etc.) There is a commonly understood definition to these words which I would say 99% of English speakers all over the world understand, and it is this: man refers to adult male people, that is to say adults of the sex that have penises and testicles and who do not get pregnant, ever; woman is an adult of the sex that has a vagina and develops breasts, and though not every woman is capable of giving birth to children, and though no post-menopausal women can conceive naturally, all children are gestated and birthed by women and it is women who possess the only body parts necessary for pregnancy and childbirth, even if some of those parts in some women may not function fully.

Transactivists would disagree with much of this, but the point I’m making right now is that that factually is how 99% of English speakers understand the words ‘men’ and ‘women’ and their derivatives. The vast majority of English speakers, do not say ‘woman’ and actually mean “a group of people with any combination of genitalia and secondary sex characteristics, all of whom identify with some non-definable, nebulous concept of womanhood.” These words have meanings which have been unchanging for a long time, which carry a lot of emotional and cultural baggage (all of which it is important for feminism to unpack). But transactivists pull the rug out from under you by redefining words already in popular use, implying that even as people use these words with a certain common meaning in their minds, they actually mean a different thing, a thing which the common English speaker may not even understand; and that, in fact, these worlds have always meant what transactivists say they mean. That is to say that transactivists retroactively re-define the words ‘man’ and ‘woman’ such that they imply a 16th century person saying ‘man’ meant “adult with any combination of genitalia who personally identifies with the concept of manhood and manliness”; and that though literally no 16th or 17th or 18th or 19th and most 20th century people ever understood the difference between biological sex and gender, nor believed that one could choose which restrictive gender roles to fill based on an internal, private conviction rather than the one assigned to them at birth, those people, all throughout time and across the world, always either knowingly used language in a pro-transgender way, or was merely incorrect in their language use, even though these words were mutually understood to hold certain meanings by every single person who spoke English.

It is a deeply prescriptivist view of language which grants a tiny and elite group of academics situated in a certain point in time total authority over an entire language. I disagree with prescriptivism on a personal level, and that is a topic for another discussion, but even most linguistic prescriptionists would not retroactively and dramatically change the definition of the most commonly used and understood words in a language such that not only does the meaning become unrecognizable to the great unwashed masses who use the word every day, but even to elite academics from merely a few years ago. If transactivists want to have a word that describes a class of people who may hold any combination of genitalia and sex characteristics but whom all personally identify with manhood, or with womanhood, they can make up a new word, but what I firmly object to is the arrogant and condescending re-definition of the most basic words in the English language, words which 99% of people understood to mean a certain thing, and which transactivists now insist means something else, and has always meant something else. This linguistic disorientation quickly shuffles around words and definitions so nebulously and obscurely that transactivists simply refuse to define certain words in concrete terms, or describe them in terms that are a blatant tautology (i.e. a woman is someone who identifies as a woman, and they do so because they identify with womanhood, an experience defined by lived by anyone who identifies as a woman), or describes certain words as being only understandable by certain people (like ‘internal gender identity,’ some kind of immaterial, spiritual sensation that has nothing to do with gender stereotypes but which apparently most people such as myself never experienced), or defines certain words only to revoke the meaning of those words under certain circumstances (e.g. Joan of Arc, who referred to herself as a woman, used the word ‘woman’ to mean ‘biological female’ even though ‘woman’ means ‘person who identifies with womanhood’ but actually Joan of Arc was a transman and this particular case of language use is an exception).

Sometimes I want to ask transactivists and people who believe in gender as an immaterial, spiritual property: to what end is this hijacking of a language as it is commonly understood by the majority of its speakers? Does it bother you at all that the back-and-forth redefining of words, always retroactively changing the meaning of certain words or completely withholding the definitions of other words, is entirely characteristic of an Orwellian means of disempowering people by robbing them of the language used to articulate their own thoughts and experiences? Does it disturb you that language is how people structure much of their own thoughts, and when you muddy the waters of linguistic meaning and censor the use of certain words in their common context (e.g. don’t say women menstruate! don’t say mothers are the ones to give birth!) you gaslight people into wondering if their own thought system is organized enough for them to formulate an opinion of their own? The intentional creation of chaos, obfuscation and misunderstanding in genderist postmodern queer theory was supposed to be liberating, but instead it has provided the perfect weapon to the kinds of subtly abusive people who gaslight others and use constantly shifting linguistic norms to police group behaviour, to isolate and exclude certain people on a whim, and to render the articulated experiences of huge swathes of people meaningless, incorrect or deliberately misinterpreted.

About SquigglyDigg

My name’s Hailey, but you can call me Squiggly: animator, illustrator, skeleton enthusiast, grown-ass woman with a kid’s interests.  In my spare time I like to eat, draw, sing, cosplay, and voice act!

(If you’re looking for info on my Toon Henry AU for Bendy and the Ink Machine, please refer to this post on my personal blog.)



“Why the name ‘SquigglyDigg?’”

I’ve told the story before, but basically the username “SquigglyDigg” comes from several years ago, when I went on a flight to visit some family and had a little mameshiba keychain on my backpack carry-on.  The flight attendant was charmed by it, and kept giving it silly little nicknames each time he passed by, batting at it, saying “hello” to it, and stuff like that.  When I got off the flight, he patted it affectionately and went “buh-bye, squigglydigg!”And the nonsense word just stuck out in my memory, so I adopted it. :V

“Where do you work?”

I’m currently working for Copernicus Studios as a 2D FX animator on Season 2 of Pickle & Peanut.

“What program do you use to draw/animate?”

I use Clip Studio Paint EX for both!

“Where did you attend college?”

I attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and graduated with a BFA in Traditional Animation in December 2016.

“Do you have an online store?“

Yes indeedy!  My RedBubble store can be found over here:

“What about commissions?”

I do occasionally offer commissions, but unfortunately they are closed at the moment!  I’ll be making a page listing my prices as soon as I get the chance to re-open them.

“PLEASE DRAW  _____!”

The more you ask me to draw something, the less likely I am to do it.  Please – I don’t take requests.

“I drew/wrote something for you!  How can I show it to you?”

Any number of methods (thank you for thinking of me :D)!  If I’m online, a simple @squigglydigg or @squigglydigglydoo in a post might work, but since I’m not always online, that method of getting my attention is unreliable.  A better way of making sure I can see a post you make is to simply make sure that #squigglydigg or #squigglydigglydoo is in the first five tags of the post!  I track both of those tags, and unfortunately, the way Tumblr works, any given post will only appear in the first five tags applied to it.  If #squigglydigg is the sixth tag or later on your post, it won’t show up in the tag.

Unfortunately, I cannot see my tracked tags until I’m at home.  If you’d like to submit to me a link to the post (or simply the content you made, if you don’t want to make your own post) so that I see it sooner, please feel free to do so!

“Can I use your art for insert-thing-here?”

You must ask me for permission if you would like to use my art for anything at all, period.  No exceptions (this includes you, RP blogs–I do NOT like finding my work cropped and edited for somebody’s icons without my permission).  If I give you permission to use my work, you MUST source it back to me with a link to where it was originally posted, and you DO NOT have permission to edit it beyond cropping it unless I explicitly say so.

Trust me–you don’t want to test me here.  I know how to use the copyright complaint function on most websites.

“Is it okay to tag your art as ‘kin’ or anything related to otherkin or fictionkin?”

Please do not.  I’ve explained my stance before, and am a bit uninclined to get into it again, but long story short, it’s more than a little unsettling for me as an artist to have people I don’t even know claiming my art as, in any way, shape, or form, a representation of them.

Anybody who disrespects my wishes on this matter and decides to associate my work with anything related to “kin” will be blocked on sight.

This is not a bluff.  I am tired of asking every single person individually to respect my wishes.

“What computer do you have?”

I actually have a custom PC, specifically designed to run games and process-heavy software!  The specs can be found in this post right here.

“How tall are you?”

As baffled as I am that this is, in fact, a frequently-asked question, I stand at 5'2”.

“Sweet or savory food??”

I actually don’t like sweet food that much, so savory!

MBTI and Fitness?

So I’m currently obsessing over Pure Barre after having Soul Cycle withdrawals. I was just thinking it would be really interesting to see what exercise habits might occur over MBTI. I know that it’s more or less behavioral, but I think there’s something about the regimented, structured classes of Pure Barre and Soul Cycle that I love while someone who isn’t a Te-dom might prefer a more free spirited workout. 

So just reblog or answer with your MBTI type and what kind of exercise you enjoy/prefer. Running? Barre? Zumba? Yoga? You can even tell me you hate exercise! I’m just really curious and would love to have enough data to make a post about how workouts might correlate with our cognitive functions and personal biases/motivations!

So – how do you like to get fit?

- ESTJ Mod

I ______ed — Simple past tense Korean conjugation

Hello again! It feels like it’s been a while since I wrote a grammar post. I was trying to think of something that would be not too hard or time-consuming (grad school devours my free time!) and that would be helpful to a large number of people. I looked through my list of Korean grammar posts and realized that I hadn’t even yet done a post on the simple past tense! Let’s jump right on in.


The simple past tense in Korean functions fairly exactly the same as in English—that is, you can use it to express actions that occurred and completed at a point in the past. Some easy examples might be sentences like, “I ate lunch” or “He went to school.”


So, how do we form the simple past tense? In general, there are two main past tense markers, -았- and -었- which come after the verb root but before the sentence ending (and before sentence connectors as well, but I’ll save those for a different post). If you are not familiar with sentence endings, please read up on the three most common types, 하십시오체, 해요체, and 해체

Deciding which past tense marker to use, -았- or -었- depends on final vowel of the root, just as we saw with 해요체 and 해체 conjugations. That is, roots with the final vowel 아 or 오 will take -았- and all others will take -었-. The same rules (and rule breakers!) that we first encountered in the 해요체 post will also apply here. I’ll give examples of all of them below but if you find yourself unable to remember them, please take a moment to refresh your memory before moving on. Also, please note that I will use 해요체 for all of my examples, but you could just as easily use 하십시오체 or 해체 in its please.

As previously mentioned, if the final vowel of the verb root is 아 or 오 use -았-, and if it’s anything else, use -었- before the sentence ending. For example:

먹다 - 다 -> 먹 + -어요 = 먹었어요

  • 민호 씨는 초콜릿을 안 먹었어요. (Minho did not eat chocolate.)

좁다 - 다 -> 좁 + -아요 = 좁았어요

  • 방이 정말 좁았어요. (The room was really narrow.)
    • NOTE: With past tense and 해요체 together, the sentence will always end with -어요! This is because the final vowel of the root influences the closest influencible element—in this case the past tense marker—resulting in the sentence ending’s vowel choice not changing from the default -어요.

And now let’s check out some verbs and other little things that don’t follow the basic rule shown above:

Similar to what we saw in the 해요체 post, if the root ends with either 아 or 어, instead of doubling the vowel, the two vowels simply overlap since they are the same. When written out, we see it as the initial consonant of the last syllable of the root having moved to replace the ㅇ at the start of the past tense marker.

가다 - 다 -> 가 + -아요 = 갔어요 (NOT 가았어요)

  • 저는 학교에 갔어요. (I went to school.)

서다 - 다 -> 서 + -어요 = 섰어 (NOT 서었어요)

  • 언니는 문 앞에 섰어. (My older sister stood in front of the door.)

하다 is a bit of a special case. Similar to how 하다’s 아 turns to 애 in 해요체, the simple past tense of 하다 also changes the vowel.

오늘 뭘 했어요? (What did you do today?)

어제 만난 사람이 정말 착했어요. (The person I met yesterday was really nice.)

NOTE: In writing, you might sometimes see 하다’s past tense as “하였다.” 

되다 is also a little different. Following the normal rule will give you 되었어요, which actually isn’t too uncommon in writing. However, in speaking, you will usually hear (and want to say) 됐어요.

되다 - 다 -> 되 + -어요 = 돼요

수미 씨는 의사가 됐어요. (Sumi became a doctor.)

모든 일이 잘 됐어요. (Everything turned out fine [lit: became well].)

Yet another special case is 이다. We know that in present tense 해요체 it has two different forms that it appears in: -이에요 when attached to a noun that ends with a consonant and -예요 when the noun ends with a vowel. Similarly, you must watch out for whether the noun ends with a vowel or consonant when conjugating in the simple past tense. When attached to a noun ending with a consonant 이다 becomes -이었어요. It becomes -였어요 when attached to a noun ending with a vowel.

공책이었어요. (It was a notebook.)

실수였어요. (It was a mistake.)

Other special cases occur with roots ending in the vowels 이, 우, and 오. In these cases, the final vowel merges with the 어 in -었- (or the 아 in -았- in the case of roots ending with 오) to make a compound vowel sound. Sometimes you will see them written out in non-compounded format, similar to 됐어요/되었어요, but that’s generally for writing and not done in normal speech.

마시다 - 다 -> 마시 + -었어요 = 마셨어요

  • 물을 많이 마셨어요. (I drank a lot of water.)

춤을 추다 - 다 = 춤을 추 + -었어요 = 춤을 췄어요

  • 미나 씨는 춤을 췄어요. (Mina danced.)

오다 - 다 -> 오 + -았어요 = 왔어요

  • 비가 많이 왔어요. (It rained a lot.)

NOTE: When learning about present tense 해요체, we learned that the honorific infix -(으)시- is an exception to the above rule. However, that is not the case in simple past. In this case, -(으)시- conjugates just like the 시 in 마시다 above, as -(으)셨어요.

좋아하다 - 다 -> 좋아하 + 시 + -었어요 = 좋아하셨어요

  • 우리 엄마는 꽃을 좋아하셨어요. (My mom liked flowers.)

앉다 - 다 -> 앉 + 시 + -었어요 = 앉으셨어요

  • 할머니께서 의자에 앉으셨어요. (Grandma sat on the chair.)

Knowing how to use the past tense in Korean will make it a lot easier for you to hold good conversations with others. Make sure you practice until you get it down!

Happy studying, everyone~

anonymous asked:

So I have this friend who insists on doing "pre-reading" before he starts Discworld, despite pretty much everyone's suggestions otherwise. He's already chewed through most of Conan the Barbarian and Fritz Leiber's Swords books, and plans to spend the rest of the year on Lovecraft and Pern. Anything else that's a really big source of Sir Terry's lampoons?

oh gosh this is a huge question. I honestly feel like just discovering all the references and homages in the series would take a lifetime, but off the top of my head some of the more major ones for specific books were: Phantom of the Opera (Maskerade is more or less a direct parody), the Book of War (for Interesting Times, in which the disc equivalent of it is referenced), Les Misérables (for Night Watch, if there is one I could insist on it’s this one), Macbeth (and tbh most of Shakespeare’s classic plays, for Wyrd Sisters), maybe some Anne Rice (for Carpe Jugulum)…

I’d also suggest that before every book pertaining to some specific aspect of our society, your friend just spends a fun evening on wikipedia reading up or refreshing his memory on stuff like Egyptian gods (for Pyramids) and Greek mythology, and the major Greek and Chinese philosophers (for Small Gods, Thief of Time and some others), the history of old hollywood - its major actors and first movies, rock music, classic fairytales, the invention of printing, the functionning of post, trains, etc.

@thebibliosphere, @fireflysummers would you guys happen to have more recommendations?

eowynwise  asked:

Nanna! I love reading your Inuyasha character analysis, so I thought I'd pester you with questions. If the series had finished dramatically differently, and Inuyasha had ended up living permanently on Kagome's side of the well, how do you think he'd cope with such a huge change? What kind of things do you see him doing in the immediate aftermath, and then in the more long term?

Hehehehe Thank you! It means a lot to me 😘😘  

This is something I loved to think about it before the Last Act came along, and I must say that as I get older I laugh at more of the ideas I used to have about it.

I think one of the things that can change dramatically the difficulty level of Inuyasha adapting to the modern era would be how much of it he decided. If he actively decided to stay there, maybe being the one that used the well for the last time, would make the whole process would be easier for both of them.

But if they accidentally got stuck on her side of the well…man. That would mean one of his roundabout ways of dealing with emotional stuff. I mean, staying with Kagome would mean not seeing their friends anymore. It would mean saying goodbye to the first people he had ever bonded with as equals. In his head it could even mean his happiness by sacrificing his friends’ safety (because keeping them safe is HIS work and he is not there anymore).

The anger/frustration/impotence that slowly boils inside him would come out in the form of unchecked aggression, stalling their development as a couple. Planting doubts in Kagome’s mind about Inuyasha not wanting to be with her, making her think that she is not enough for him, for his happiness…

Once they stop trying to pretend everything is fine and their argument/fight/finally-talking-about-their-feelings happens, it’s finally the right time to think about their future, using their adventures in the past as the cornerstone of their new life.

I love to think about Inuyasha buying new clothes as one of their first steps on making him fit this era. One of the main reasons being that Inuyasha inside of a dressing room fighting with modern clothes is hilarious. But realistically his clothes are the last reminder of his past and (along with Tessaiga) it’s the only  tangible connection with everyone he’s lost. He wouldn’t agree to cast his robes aside, he would wear them with pride in their name.

I do think that the best work for him, at least at the beginning would be as a helper in the Shrine. Slowly learning how to focus his energy into something that doesn’t require fighting but his demonic traits are still helpful. I have this headcanon where with time he could become a good story teller. Inuyasha is good with words as long as he doesn’t have to express something close to his heart, something that makes him vulnerable. So finding a way to keep him in touch with the past, sublimating everything that he needs to deal with. talking about it without including himself directly, and at the same that gives him a role in the shrine.

Kagome would continue her academic path, this time working in including Inuyasha in her activities. One of her reasons being that she wants them to spend time together, to have shared goals. Other one of her reasons being his cultural immersion, she needs him to understand how this world works. Now she can’t just brush his questions aside and order him to go back home. Because he is already in their new home. I see Kagome’s career being something related with kids or history. The later driven by the need to know about the lives of their friends. That’s the way she finds to honor their friends.

Inuyasha has always been accepted in the family and I don’t think that would change. I think Souta will keep pushing them to be together and it will be counterproductive, making them more nervous and thinking someone is always watching. And, the one making him stop would be mama Higurashi. She knows Inuyasha and Kagome need space.

She knows Inuyasha will not leave Kagome’s side, even after he is offered a room of his own and far from being happy about it he is offended by it. To him, it means her family’s wish to remove him from the roll of protector. He closes off and doesn’t say a word, just jumps away. Kagome is the one to talk to him but he says nothing about it. He only asks “You want me to stay away?” She almost shouts a “no.” and explains it that is her family’s way to show him he is one of them and he is part of their family. Inuyasha is flattered but he says he doesn’t want it, that he is where he belongs, that it doesn’t matter what side of the well they are, it doesn’t change. And that’s it, Kagome knows what he means and she agrees wholehearted, and she communicates it to her family (her mom actually and the woman tells her how to say it to the rest of them).

Kagome will start to feel some wanderlust a few weeks after not being able to go back. After experiencing the freedom to move around and visit everywhere as she wished, being stuck in one place will make her itchy and she starts saving so they can travel every now and then, visiting the rural parts of the country. Enjoying the calm and the closeness with nature and reminiscing about their times in the past. They need the pause from the “modern era” to keep going, to reconnect with their teenager selves and to remember how it was back then. Their trips are bittersweet but they are one of the things they need to do to keep themselves functioning normally in their new reality.

With time they will become the Shrine’s keepers, their children being raised in the same loving way Kagome was. And, even if Inuyasha (and some times Kagome) still yearns for the Feudal Era, and the Modern Era is too hectic, noisy and smelly, it’s his home now. Knowing that he can belong there as long as there is a place for him with people that loves him. 

Ten Brief Ways To Comment on Fic For People Who are Nervous To Comment on Fic

I’ve seen a few conversations lately about commenting on fic and how to do it if you get shy or anxious or don’t know what to say, or what to do if you’ve already kudosed a fic and wish you could kudos it a second time. 

 1) "Just read this for a second time!”
2) “I loved this!”
2) “<3″
4) “This was great!”
5) “One of my favorites!”
6) “Extra kudos!”
7) Reply to another comment with “all of this!″ or “+1″
8) “Will definitely recommend this!”
9) “This was my favorite part: [paste quote]”
10) “Thanks for writing this!” 

No one will be angry if you leave a short comment.  Your comment doesn’t have to be different or unique.  It will still bring a smile to people’s faces! 

Another great thing you can do is add a fic to your bookmarks with a “favorites” selection (the little heart).  You don’t have to say anything and the author will know you cared enough to let other people know you liked it, because bookmarks often function as reclists to others. 

You can also post a link to the fic on tumblr or another social media site!  Even if you’re too shy to tell the author how much you liked it, telling other people to read it will bring more readers, and maybe one of them will say just what you couldn’t say. 

About the Artist

My name’s Hailey, but you can call me Squiggly: animator, illustrator, skeleton enthusiast, grown-ass woman with a kid’s interests.  In my spare time I like to eat, draw, sing, cosplay, and voice act!

Here are a couple links to get you started on my blog:

squigglydigg doodles tag

my cosplay tag

voice stuff tag

Ghost Rider Re-Imagined tag (exactly what it sounds like!)

BATIM Toon Henry AU Materpost

…and here is a more direct link to my Art Blog!



“Why the name ‘SquigglyDigg?’”

I’ve told the story before, but basically the username “SquigglyDigg” comes from several years ago, when I went on a flight to visit some family and had a little mameshiba keychain on my backpack carry-on.  The flight attendant was charmed by it, and kept giving it silly little nicknames each time he passed by, batting at it, saying “hello” to it, and stuff like that.  When I got off the flight, he patted it affectionately and went “buh-bye, squigglydigg!”And the nonsense word just stuck out in my memory, so I adopted it. :V

“Where do you work?”

I’m currently working for Copernicus Studios as a 2D FX animator on Season 2 of Pickle & Peanut.

“What program do you use to draw/animate?”

I use Clip Studio Paint EX for both!

“Where did you attend college?”

I attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and graduated with a BFA in Traditional Animation in December 2016.

“Do you have an online store?“

Yes indeedy!  My RedBubble store can be found over here:

“What about commissions?”

I do occasionally offer commissions, but unfortunately they are closed at the moment!  I’ll be making a page listing my prices as soon as I get the chance to re-open them.

“PLEASE DRAW  _____!”

The more you ask me to draw something, the less likely I am to do it.  Please – I don’t take requests.

“I drew/wrote something for you!  How can I show it to you?”

Any number of methods (thank you for thinking of me :D)!  If I’m online, a simple @squigglydigg or @squigglydigglydoo in a post might work, but since I’m not always online, that method of getting my attention is unreliable.  A better way of making sure I can see a post you make is to simply make sure that #squigglydigg or #squigglydigglydoo is in the first five tags of the post!  I track both of those tags, and unfortunately, the way Tumblr works, any given post will only appear in the first five tags applied to it.  If #squigglydigg is the sixth tag or later on your post, it won’t show up in the tag.

Unfortunately, I cannot see my tracked tags until I’m at home.  If you’d like to submit to me a link to the post (or simply the content you made, if you don’t want to make your own post) so that I see it sooner, please feel free to do so!

“Can I use your art for insert-thing-here?”

You must ask me for permission if you would like to use my art for anything at all, period.  No exceptions (this includes you, RP blogs–I do NOT like finding my work cropped and edited for somebody’s icons without my permission).  If I give you permission to use my work, you MUST source it back to me with a link to where it was originally posted, and you DO NOT have permission to edit it beyond cropping it unless I explicitly say so.

Trust me–you don’t want to test me here.  I know how to use the copyright complaint function.

“Is it okay to tag your art as ‘kin’ or anything related to otherkin or fictionkin?”

Please do not.  I’ve explained my stance before, and am a bit uninclined to get into it again, but long story short, it’s more than a little unsettling for me as an artist to have people I don’t even know claiming my art as, in any way, shape, or form, a representation of them.

Anybody who disrespects my wishes on this matter and decides to associate my work with anything related to “kin” will be blocked on sight.

This is not a bluff.  I am tired of asking every single person individually to respect my wishes.

“What computer do you have?”

I actually have a custom PC, specifically designed to run games and process-heavy software!  The specs can be found in this post right here.

“Where can I find your Sans mask tutorial?”

Right over here, fam!  I’ve had a ton of people asking me this very question.

Note that I DO NOT OWN THE MASK ANY LONGER.  Please do not ask to buy it from me.  I also do not offer commissions for making copies of this mask.

“What is Mystery Skulls Animated?”

May I please direct your attention to this ask-and-answer from a while ago? ;D  It should clear just about everything up.

“What on Earth is Fantaman / Phantaman / Phantoma / Ougon Bat / Ogon Bat / Golden Bat?“

This link ought to clear some things up!  Basically, though, it’s a very, very old anime from 1967 about a golden skeleton superhero.  The show no longer exists in English.  The Italian version is available in every episode on Dailymotion, though!

EDIT: It is once again on Youtube, too, though I’m not sure for how long.  I’ve made a playlist of it here!

mimosa-aculeaticarpa  asked:

For writing styles, I am interested in the differences between the congnitive functions styles the most. I noticed that Ti is very precise with their statements and Se uses a lot of colloquial words, Fe uses adjectives frequently, but hey, those people could have been mistyped. And to narrow it down even more, I wonder what are the differences between Si-Se, for instance, or Ti-Te.

If you are looking for a neutral overview I will refer to this link:

Personally, I have no clue about the use of colloquial words and adjectives et cetera, as I pay zero attention to grammar. Those observations could be true, but I wouldn’t know it. My approach to identifying certain styles is more biased and less helpful.

Ti-writing always appears to me unneccessary complicated, stiff, focusing on unimportant details, fighting for definitions of certain words when you could have said the exact same thing with a quarter of the words.
And Te-writing appears to me “logical, precise and to the point”. Which is funny since to Ti-users Te-writing must look like the exact opposite of that. Te and Ti both perceive each other as unprecise and not getting to the point. They just have very different conceptions of what “accurate” means and it shows in how they write. From all functions Te and Ti seem to have the biggest miscommunication issues so whenever you read something that makes you go “lol that sounds weird and unnatural” then the writer most likely has a different thinking function, whereas something written with the same thinking function makes everything seem plausible at first, even when it’s actually the most illogical shit ever.

Strong Fi (which can sometimes be tert Fi or even inf Fi when gripping) shows by how self-absorbed the writing is. If someone writes pages after pages about their own adventures but ignores every input from outside: that’s Fi.
“oh I totally know how you feel, I had something similar happen to -me- once when…” = Fi+Si.
Strong Fe on the other hand has a way of victimizing itself, writing as if their destiny lies in the hands of others. Not so much writing about connecting with other people like stereotypes will make you believe but just.. fatalistic. And boy, even though Fi-doms get the rep of being whiny, the most whiny people ever are actually xxFJs. writing passive aggressive shit on facebook like “boohoo, nobody showed up at my farmers market stand. now i know who my true friends are.”

Both Se and Si supposedly love writing about all kinds of sensory impressions but honestly as a Si-dom I find nothing more boring than Tolkien with his hours of landscape descriptions or G.R.R.Martin and how he describes food or Fontane and his frickin tapestry patterns. Like, just shut up, nobody wants to read that shit. And I try to cut that crap out of my own stories whenever I encounter it.
But I will say that about every conversation ever between two sensors at some point will circle around discontinued childhood food. And sensors love talking about climbing trees because that’s what they do in their freetime.
As for differentiation between Se and Si: Se is like Si without the incoherrent chaotic mess that is Ne.

Ne and Ni both have trouble staying on topic. Ni will just run away into one direction, Ne will jump all over the place. Ne is easily distracted and Ni is easily overwhelmed. As a result Ni will often write afterthoughts somewhere once they had time to process their own thoughts; either in an epilogue, in the tags or replying to their own posts a few hours/days later, and appears calmer and more sorted. Strong Ne has no problem starting ten dicussions at once but then forgets to reply because they had tons of other shit on their mind already.

anonymous asked:

I never do what artists don't want but I have to ask, why is it okay for people to censor the tags on my blog? I really not trying to offend or saying don't respect artists or anything but I hate it and feels wrong, it's my tags, my blog and I'm not being offensive or insulting so why? Strangers don't even know how I use my tags or what they mean. I feel like it's going to a gallery with someone listening ready to kick you out. but anyway... People should do what artists and creators ask!

Artists can see tags on their posts through xkit, so tags function a bit like comments. It might be your private blog but the words you put into the tag are public and the artist WILL see them. 

Dunno what tags you specifically would be using (I am assuming most people understand why tagging stuff as “My OC alt form” and other idea-thievery tags aren’t cool), but sometimes even seemingly innocuous tags like ‘kin’ or ‘me’ can have lead to very uncomfortable situations in the past for the artist.

I mean honestly you CAN put those tags on your blog, it’s a free world, just…don’t be surprised if people randomly block you? I usually try to let little things go, but if I’ve had a trying day and I see someone tag something as “kin” “wow I look cool in this pic” I’ll get so frustrated I block them just to not see it. Because I drew that for myself, and it’s not a picture of them, and it feels presumptuous and uncomfortable.

It’s like when someone copies you. Maybe a younger sibling or a classmate, whatever–they just decide one day to start doing allll the things that you do. Despite everyone telling you it just means they like you, and you knowing they don’t mean any harm, it quickly goes from indifference to irritation.

 Even innocent acts of others that lay claim to little parts of yourself feel wrong. 

AU: Uni Shawn – The Hamster

A/n: Not requested, but if anyone was wondering what I was doing Friday night, here’s your answer. This is pretty close to exactly what happened with my best friend minus any romantic things and plus a mouse instead of a hamster. It didn’t come like I would have liked, but it took me a while to write so I’m just posting it anyway.

Your name: submit What is this?


Its Friday evening so you’re working on a paper that’s due at midnight because you had chosen not to start the paper until earlier this afternoon. You tend to do things like that no matter how much you end up hating yourself for it later. As you’re putting the finishing touches on the paper, your phone buzzes on your desk. It is, of course, your boyfriend texting you. His Men’s Chorale rehearsal had just finished so you’re not surprised at all to see the text from him. Wya? Is all it says, which is just short for where you at? 

So you immediately reply, Apt, just short for your apartment. 

His reply comes almost immediately; I wanna go get a guinea pig. 

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dianaprinceofthemyscira  asked:

Okay, but Eliza neglected Alex. Did she mean to? No. Was she trying to hurt her? No. Is that still child abuse? God yes. Alex could never be good enough, could never do anything right. Alex flat out said that Eliza blamed her for Kara not dating enough. What kind of bullshit is that?? I'm not saying that Eliza is a bad person, but she put way too much on Alex's shoulders at way too young an age. She neglected her and emotionally abused her, whether or not she meant to.

wait i dont even remember, when did eliza say something to alex about kara dating? and like. for all intents and purposes, kara was v much a special needs child and eliza is a single parent, and alex is her older sister–and i think this post describes it p well. This isn’t katherine grant, who’s just straight out mean to cat and won’t even give her a hug. this is a woman dealing with a kid who, if not handled correctly, could very easily kill them if she loses control of her powers–and we all know how cruel children and teenagers can be. Eliza can’t be everywhere, and she’s doing it all on her own–so yeah, she over relies on Alex because it’s not even just ‘your sister needs you to function’ it’s ‘your sister needs you to make sure she doesnt accidentally kill anyone.’ There’s been a lot of talk about kara having SPD, if u want it i can try and dig it up–that was from last season.

and i’m not a sibling to someone with special needs, i can’t talk about that experience but i’ve definitely heard stories from people i know about being given a lot more responsibilities and dedicating a lot more of their time to helping their siblings than maybe joining that extracurricular or going abroad or going to a school even 10 minutes further away

and yeah, eliza talks about being less harsh on kara, because really kara just lost everyone, and then was dumped on the danvers really by her only remaining relative. eliza says it like she’s a girl from another planet who just lost everything–who can also very easily leave and never come back if she wanted, or felt like she was trapped.

and instantly when finding out that this is how alex feels she apologizes, adjusting her behavior once she found out how alex was feeling, and we see that not just in the thanksgiving episode but when alex and j’onn visit midvale and in the next thanksgiving episode. and alex not doing anything right part–alex could do something right. eliza told winn how proud she was of alex for working in the same field as her

and also like. we all know just how much alex bottles up her feelings. the fact that eliza doesnt question alex’s feelings or make her second guess anything and yes changes both her behavior towards both alex and kara makes me think that this is a pretty new conversation topic, at least since jeremiah died. because anyone who’s an older sibling will say, it’s an adjustment to having a younger sibling, especially one who’s an alien refugee. And Clark literally just dropped kara off on their doorstep, it’s not like they had much time to prepare.

that’s not saying eliza didn’t make mistakes. but one child needed help with everything and eliza was just one person, and also grieving for her husband and constantly looking over her shoulder to see when the next person in a suit would show up, because the only reason why they left kara alone was because jeremiah was working for them–and he’s not anymore. this isn’t a simple case of ‘oh i have 2 children and one of them i like better’

also there has been some research into what siblings of children with special needs experience that are almost universal, and a documentary filmmaker named Rachel Feighter interviewed a bunch of siblings in a documentary “Not Typical” some common experiences she found were

Feeling like they need to be perfect. Siblings of individuals with special needs know how hard their parents work to ensure all of their sibling’s needs are met, and often see their parents struggle to meet these needs. Many feel like they can’t make mistakes because that would add to their parents’ burden, so they believe they must be perfect at all times. This is an impossible standard to meet, and can lead to stress and feelings of inadequacy. One girl said she felt like she “had to be Ms. Perfect and not have any problems for [her] parents to deal with.” Another said that she felt as though she could never be “enough.”

Feeling like they can’t express their feelings. Most typically developing children love their sibling with special needs. Yet they may also resent how much of their parents’ time is taken up by caring for their sibling or feel embarrassed about their sibling’s behavior. One girl said she “was never allowed to mourn openly or to be mad or sad about [her] brother” and another said her friends thought she was being mean if she said anything bad about her sister, even though friends with typically developing siblings often complain.

Having a different idea of family and home. For most children the concept of family is based in togetherness. But when a sibling has special needs, family quality time may look different. One girl recalled that her mother was “assigned” to her sister with special needs and her father was “assigned” to her. The family often spent time apart, especially when it involved leaving the house.

Feeling as though their problems are minimized. Sometimes a sibling with special needs has complex and even life-threatening problems. An issue faced by a typically developing sibling, whether it is a problem with a friend or an academic struggle, may seem small compared to having limited mobility, learning difficulties or sensory issues that require intensive care or prevent a child from attending the neighborhood school. One girl said her parents rarely dealt with her problems, instead telling her to be “strong.” 

Feeling isolated. Typically developing siblings may be lonely because they don’t have peers who have siblings with special needs. So they feel different when their friends ask “what’s wrong with your sister?” Some children also feel self-conscious about their sibling with special needs, and aren’t sure when or how to tell their friends about him.

Dealing with intolerance early and often. Children learn early that there is not universal acceptance for individuals with special needs, and that their sibling is not welcome everywhere that typically developing children are. This can be deeply disappointing to typically developing children who want to have shared experiences with their sibling. They regularly encounter individuals who refuse to move from seats designated for individuals with disabilities, and those who make unkind comments about other accommodations their sister needs. These early lessons in intolerance, and even hate, can affect their world view and make them cynical or resentful of the limitations placed on their sibling and themselves as a result.

Feeling like they are asked to help too much. Some typically developing children are expected to help care for their sibling with special needs from a young age, even if that sibling is older. One girl said that she felt like the “attention police” at home since her mother was constantly telling her that she had to pay attention to her sibling with special needs. Many are told early on that they will be expected to care for their sibling when their parents are no longer able to do so. This puts enormous pressure on them.

Feeling like they must grow up quickly. Because of the sum of their experiences, from feeling as though they are on their own to handle their problems to feeling pressure to be perfect to being given responsibility for their brother or sister, some siblings of children with special needs feel as though they are forced to grow up too quickly.”

Most typically developing children love their siblings with special needs beyond measure and are close to them. But to better understand and support them, it’s important to acknowledge their struggles. There is a need for more information about the experience of growing up with a sibling with special needs. While there are a few places the stories of these siblings are told, such as the fictional book “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio, hearing from the siblings themselves in “Not Typical” will help many feel less alone and better understood.

i know that was long, but tell me–does that sound like alex danvers to you? These are not quite universal experiences but apparently pretty damn common. And this is all as a newly single mother, taking care of a deeply traumatized alien. Considering how quickly Eliza changed her behavior once she found out how Alex truly felt, I genuinely think that Eliza didn’t realize how hurt Alex was feeling.

anonymous asked:

I have bad migraines that leave me bedridden for days at a time so it would mean the world to me if you could do a reaction of the companions when sole has a migraine and can't function. I really love your reaction posts! They make me smile when I read them. You do a fantastic job! I hope you have a great day. <3

Aw, thanks a bunch, darling :)

Cait - She only has migraines when she drinks a lot, like a big big lot, so she understands how much it sucks to have one, even more without the fun beforehand. She stays in with Sole and makes sure they take their pain killers.

Codsworth - He already knew they experienced them and is ready whenever they kicked in. He has a stash of painkillers and perfectly preserved pre-war raspberry tea. He keeps close and keeps on asking, whether they need a blanket, more pillows, or anything else.

Curie - She lets them rest in their bed, but asks them all kinds of questions: ‘For how long have you been having these?’ Or 'how long do they usually last?’ And she tries to find a medical explanation that could put an end of it, or at least make them shorter and less frequent.

Danse - He’s always pacing around impatiently, before he accepts it and goes to work on his power armour instead. He feels sorry for Sole, but at least one of them has to stay prepared for whatever kicks in.

Deacon - He plays a doctor, finds himself a disguise and tries to make them laugh with his diagnosis and 'medical advices’ - “Hmm. There seems to be a teeny tiny duck living inside of your head…” Or “I, as a doctor, recommend going out and eat a lot of Mac n'cheese with Deacon, that handsome rogue.”

Dogmeat - He hates when his master/mistress doesn’t want to play with him, so he rather just hops onto them and warms their legs and belly with his body and head. That way they can at least scratch his hears.

Hancock - He starts going through his pockets and places and impressive amount of various painkillers, drugs, vitamins and god knows what else, onto the table. Though Sole always only accepts one painkiller or so. He always jumps on the bed next to them and they talk, or sleep or just enjoy thr laziness for once.

MacCready - He never really had a huge migraine and after seeing Sole, he hopes he will never have one. He makes them lie into bed and brings them all of the things that helo him get through his own, smaller headaches - comics, fancy lads cakes and sugar bombs. He leaves them alone in silence and goes out doing various tasks for the settlement until Sole is ready to head out again.

Nick Valentine - He immediately runs to Dr. Sun and buys Sole the best painkillers, along with a hot bowl of noodles and a good book. While they’re recovering in his bed in the upper part of his office, he is downstairs working, sometimes checking on the to see if they need something.

Piper - She knows what it feels like to have such huge, nasty headaches and has her very own tea recipe for mutfruit tea, which she drinks with them in comfortable silence of their pre-war house.

Preston - He feels very sorry for his general and let’s the have as much time as they need, taking all the responsibilities off their shoulders and puts them on his own, after which he gains even more admiration for them.

Strong - “Puny human not hurt!” He hollers, when Sole tells him this and doesn’t understand even after they try to explain. He grunts away and goes to have a little fun with the raider camp nearby, while they’re resting

X6-88 - As a synth, he never gets migraines, so he can’t really feel any sympathy, but understands and leaves them to be, till they’re ready to head out again. The next time one of these migraines kicks in, he immediately offers them very high quality painkillers, right from the Institute.

demigodslytherin  asked:

I still can't get over your mermaid hair 😍😍 and that made me think. What do you think what kind of mwrmaid would batfam members be? like ocean, color and stuff like that 😊😊

Bruce Wayne -

  • Ocean - Arctic Ocean
  • Tail Shape - Orca but instead of the solid there is webbing inbetween the two outer things
  • Colors - Dark Grays, blues, and whites. Maybe the scales would be outlined in black (?)
  • Job - He’s the leader type thing where people follow what he says for the most part (except his children) and he is taken seriously. He’s probably revered for his fighting skills as well as his adopting orphaned merbabies. There could even be like a myth in other parts of the world that if a baby’s parents die there is said to be guy who takes the child in as one of his own

Alfred Pennyworth -

  • Ocean - North Sea
  • Tail Shape - Something simple and rounded. Nothing that is too flashy
  • Colors - Various grays, whites, and blacks
  • Job - Bruce’s most trusted advistors and also helps raise all the children he adopts as well as orphaned animal babies. He releases the animals into the wild once they are strong enough but they usually end up coming back and working with the mermaid tribe/clan/kingdom thing
Kate Kane -

  • Ocean - Northwestern Passages
  • Tail Shape - A double sword tail but there is no webbing
  • Colors - Red, Oranges, and Yellows. It could maybe be ombre so it looks like it’s fading or on fire or something cool like that
  • Job - The head general who advices Bruce on what plays they should make and thinks of that nature. On the front lines whenever they go to battle and probably has a cool nickname
Luke Fox -

  • Ocean - Atlantic Ocean
  • Tail Shape - Something pin tail-esque
  • Colors - Greens and blues with some lighter green high lights
  • Job - Head of technology and engineering and all that kind of stuff. Is constantly helping their little kingdom/tribe/clan whatever it is advanced scientifically
Barbara Gordon -

  • Ocean - Irish Sea
  • Tail Shape - Used to be something like a fan tail but she got into a bad accident so now it is torn and can’t swim for long distances
  • Colors - Purples, Blues, and Reds
  • Job - Luke’s go to person if he can’t get the job done or needs a second opinion. Doesn’t officially work for them because she is freelance but she is there enough that she has work space
Dick Grayson -

  • Ocean - Sea of Azov
  • Tail Shape - Something fancy like a spear tail
  • Colors - Blues, Whites, and Blacks
  • Job - Was originally visiting the clan/kingdom/tribe as an entertaining but because his parents were killed in a “freak” shark attack accident, Bruce took him in and trained him to be his protege. Gets into a lot of shenanigans and does a lot of work with the public to see what they want and what they can improve in the community
Jason Todd -

  • Ocean - Caribbean Sea
  • Tail Shape - Lyre tail with webbing
  • Colors - Red and Purple
  • Job - Was adopted by Bruce but didn’t want to work in the government so instead he made a group of people in the community that he works with that helps get the criminals off the streets and into jails and stuff. He does good by not being the worst bad guy out there
Cassandra Cain -

  • Ocean - Sea of Japan
  • Tail Shape - Maybe a bottom sword tail or top either or
  • Colors - Black, Grays, and Whites
  • Job - Mostly does undercover work for the government but in her free time also works with Jason. The fact that Bruce adopted her was never high profile so most people except those close to her know she was adopted and raised by him
Tim Drake -

  • Ocean - South China Sea
  • Tail Shape - Forked with webbing
  • Colors - Various forms of red
  • Job - Mother died in childbirth and his dad got killed in an accident so Tim found the Bruce guy who supposedly adopted orphans and asked to be adopted. Now he works as a P.I. and has an office in Bruce’s home/cave/castle place
Stephanie Brown -

  • Ocean - Ceram Sea
  • Tail Shape - The fourth one top or bottom
  • Colors - Purples with Pink highlights 
  • Job - As a kid she had a reputation for reporting criminals/villains that she saw and Bruce took her in because her home life wasn’t good and she had potential. Trained her himself and now she is one of his deadliest fighters who helps with homeless merfolks in her free time
Duke Thomas -

  • Ocean - Atlantic Ocean
  • Tail Shape - Lunate-esque
  • Colors - Yellow, Oranges, and Browns
  • Job - Was adopted because his parents were some of Bruce’s best fighters and they died fighting so Bruce took him in because he wanted Duke to have a chance at a good life. Works with merchildren in schools teaching them reading, writing, and stuff like that 
Damian Wayne -

  • Ocean - Black Sea
  • Tail Shape - Orca-esque 
  • Colors - Dark Grays and Navys 
  • Job - Was given to Bruce by his mom and she was never seen again. Bruce raised him and trained him and even though he is still young he has a lot of promise to be the next leader of their clan/tribe/kingdom
Harper Row -

  • Ocean - Pacific Ocean
  • Tail Shape - Rounded
  • Colors - Purple, Blue, and Pink
  • Job - Was never officially adopted by Bruce but hung around the castle/house/cave enough that she is considered an honorary family member. She now works with Jason and his team in the city being the most good  

I don’t know exactly how their society would work or anything but I was kinda picturing a society that functions like a kingdom I guess? And Bruce would be the leader and even though all his kids/family are from different parts of the Ocean they end up coming together and living as a merfamily

I Thought You Were Different: Book 4 (Part 25/?) (Steve Rogers x reader)

Part 24

The ride back home from the mission was awkward to say the least, after Bucky had reached Sam and helped to get him safely to the jet, brushing off anyone who had tried to help, including Steve.  You watched the scene play out from a distance, seeing how Steve would react to the new knowledge about Bucky and his feelings towards Sam, as well as the hurt he felt that Bucky wasn’t sharing something so important with him; you knew that it wouldn’t be easy for Steve to understand why, but also that he wouldn’t push him.  It didn’t get you off the hook, however, having known this information all along.

“Why would he hide this from me?  I mean, he seems happy…right?” Steve asked you quietly, sitting next to you on the farthest side of the jet from his two friends, though his eyes were fixed on them.  “We’ve always told each other everything…I don’t get it.”

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