i care no more

you know what? i think the best advice about mental illness recovery i can offer is this: accept the good times. let them happen. about 60% of recovery is figuring out who you are without your illness/symptoms/during happiness, and i know that’s hard and messy, but when youve struggled with mental illness for so long, you know who you are in bad times and in suffering.

let yourself figure out who you are when youre happy and at peace. you’re worth it.

Cosmology of the Imperium Sine Fine Campaign Setting

All planes are characterized by three orthogonal dimensions of space and one time dimension of time. There are no Flatlands, Linelands, or Pointlands.

To travel between planes, you need to travel along the 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th dimension of space (There are precisely 7 dimensions in total. They are all orthogonal to one another.) Methods for interplanar travel include divine aid by the gods, use of planar gates at holy sites such as Stonehenge or Mount Olympus (if you know the proper rituals), or casting of the appropriate spell.

Time is synchronized across all planes. For example, if you travel from plane A into plane B, spend 24 hours there, and then return to plane A, you will find time has advanced by 24 hours in plane A relative to when you left. Time dilation only occurs if you travel at relativistic speeds.

3D space is parallel across planes. For example, if you depart the Material Plane via the planar gate atop Mount Olympus, enter the Celestial Plane, travel 5,000 ft. up in the Celestial plane, and then re-enter the material plane, you will find yourself 5,000 feet up in the atmosphere above Mount Olympus on Earth. (Hopefully, you have a way to get down safely.)

Gaps in between planes are filled by the astral plane, unless otherwise noted.

There are no planes based on alignments, nor are any planes intrinsically aligned.

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Welp, I am sick, again. This is the first time in 15+ years that I’ve gotten truly, fever-having sick more than once in a calendar year. I am lucky enough to have pretty good physical health and (evidently) an excellent immune system; for my entire late childhood, teens, and adulthood until the present, I would get a cold of varying severity once a year in January or February. So this is very definitely a message from my body that it can’t take this anymore, “this” being the killer stress, plus medication with side effects making restful sleep increasingly impossible (I actually let the person who proscribed it know earlier this week that I was done taking it, NOW, and am now tapering it off and will be trying something entirely different…her initial reaction when I mentioned the escalating problem a few weeks ago was “let’s try taking it in the morning instead of the evening, and if that doesn’t work, we’ll try another similar medication [with the same potential side effects],” which, after this week, I don’t think is exactly a realistic option). Anyway, now I have a cold, again. Yay.

I finally caved and realized it wasn’t gonna go away last night, and on my way home I went to the grocery to stock up on food I can eat whilst sick, in case I’m more or less stuck in my apartment this weekend. Along with a ton of those new fruit-and-chia cups (I appreciate the way that foods that start off as yuppie food-blogger fancy health foods eventually make their way into being mass-produced by the major food companies, tbh, since even though they might be easy to make fun of while in their yuppie stage, they typically are indeed nutritional, interesting, and tasty, and so it’s great that more people will inevitably end up having access to them*), I got milk for hot chocolate making, several chip-like things, and two bunches of bananas. I have never in my life been too nauseous to eat a banana. 

On top of the pasta, caocao powder itself, frozen broccoli, ramen, and ice cream I bought earlier this week/already have on hand, I should be set for a few days of convalescing.

Sure enough, after a few days of “oh nooo…hoe don’t do it…” symptoms, I woke up early this morning feeling slightly feverish, with a stuffy nose, painful sinuses, and a bit of a cough. I know (thanks to my mom; bless her for having ingrained factually sound taking-care-of-illness principles into me from a young age) that drinking fluids would be the best thing for both the nose and the sinuses, and that ibuprofen reduces inflammation and fever, so I did both, and emailed my faculty advisor to cancel our meeting today. (I still have to go to class later, unfortunately) and reset my alarm for if I fell back asleep. Then I got up and when to prop myself up in the living room and drink hot chocolate and a banana, which is where I am now. AND GUESS WHAT, IT WORKED, AND I FEEL MUCH BETTER NOW. If I sound proud, that’s because I AM proud, a) for knowing what to do to treat my symptoms and doing it, b) for going sick-shopping last night, and c) for actually taking care of myself and not being dumb af and making myself worse like I did this spring.

(In other words, I am being smarter about taking care of myself than KJ is in Seren’s sickfic WIP. Or in, well, canon. Nyah, nyah, I may not be able to captain a starship but at least I can eat hot chocolate and a banana.)

(In all seriousness, though, possibly the biggest impact VOY has had on my life is encouraging self care and discouraging pushing yourself past reason. Literally over half the cast, from KJ to B’E/anna to Neelix, have at least one episode with the message “don’t refuse to take care of yourself/ask for help to try to be tough,” and I can’t overstate how important that central message has been to me over the last couple years. Which I will totally talk about in that seven million word essay on What VOY Means To Me that I keep threatening to write and not getting around to. But, yeah. Thanks, VOY. :)

*Side note: The global-quinoa-consumption-is-hurting-Andean-farmers-who-can-no-longer-afford-their-own-quinoa thing is actually untrue! I just found this out when googling it. Statistical data, and interviews with actual people who live there, show that the quinoa boom has, overall, been very economically good for poorer farmers, and local people who were eating it before are still eating it.

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i made these for personal use but i thought other cc artists might find them useful too 😭

some succulent asks

burro’s tail: what was the last dream you had?
agave: what’s your favorite time of the day?
crown of thorns: are you more of a cozy rainy day or a warm sunny day?
sempervivum: what’s your favorite artist to listen to when you’re sad?
jade plant: what is a bird you associate yourself with?
aloe: what is your favorite season and why?
pussy ears: how do you take your coffee?
ponytail palm: what is your favorite flavor of macaron and ice cream?
perle von nurnberg: what makes your heart flutter?
moonstones: do you have a significant other?
agavoides: what is your first plant you ever owned and does it have a name?
cupid: what are five aspects you like about yourself?
flapjack what are five flaws you have?
string of pearls: do you prefer soft pastels, warm neutrals, or cool darks?
lavender stones: what do you look for in your significant other?
black prince: are there any pets you would like to have?
melaco: how would you describe a perfect date?
wooly rose: what are some names that you like?
haworthia: are a you more of a fruit popsicle kind of person or ice cream popsicle kind of person?
lithops: how do you spend free time by yourself?
aeonium: what is your favorite tea and how do you take it?
baby toes: what was the last book you read?
topsy turvy: what is the most comfortable sleeping position?
calico kitten: what is something valuable that you learned in your life?
cactus: how would you describe the last photo you’ve taken?
irish mint: do you like to cook or bake more?
blue elf: do you have a favorite scent?
jelly bean: do you prefer walking, driving, or biking?
california sunset: what accessory do you always have on you, no matter what?
little jewel: are you an art museum or a science museum kind of person?
painted lady: do you have cute nicknames?
debbie: how would you describe your handwriting?
moonglow: how do you relieve stress?
key lime: do you have a quirky catch phrase?
lola: do you play any instruments? if not, are there any you wish you could play?

“companion(s) - doggos there to lick your tears and make you smile”

i need more young yuuri and young viktor with their doggos ;v;

extra: (from my experience with my cousin’s poodle, I learned that)

doggos react when they see other doggos

doggos react when they see ball(os)

doggos react (sadly) when they don’t see owners :’(((

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super self indulgent but because it’s my birthday here are some sketches of my DnD character, Sherry! She’s a dwarf paladin, team mom, and will absolutely kick your ass.

EXO’s rival is EXO

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i love these two so much

please dont be mean to my gremlin daughter she does not deserve this hate

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I love these kids a lot.

(PS for those curious this is the song Jaal is listening to)