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anonymous asked:

So I became a Patreon of yours the day you posted pictures about the first buttons/stickers/etc you were sending out. Would I be getting those too, or would mine start the next month (I did choose the right tier for it so no worries on that)?

Hey there! Since Patreon charges on the first of each month no matter when you sign up you’re technically buying the next months set of stickers and buttons. If there were one or two things in there that you wanted I would be willing to add those to your first months pack though! I’m willing to do this for 15+ patrons that sign up as long as I have extras. 

However, if you wanted the full pack which is one of each thing you saw in the picture I would be willing to allow patrons to back buy the pack, again as long as I still have the merchandise

anonymous asked:

Is the Church the only religion in the HDM world? Are there other religions? Like other versions of Christianity or Judaism or Islam etc?

It’s definitely not the only religion, but other than that, it’s difficult to define much more. 

The Church, or The Magisterium, is the religious organization that basically rules Europe and parts of America, from what we know, and have influences far beyond that. But we also don’t know how far it spreads. The actual religion/organization of the Magisterium isn’t entirely based on only one Christian Church, though the biggest influence is clearly the Catholic one. 

There are few mentions of other religion, not all with real world equivalents. 

There’s apparently Buddhism. When they’re in the Himalayas, one girl goes to visit a monk who has the title of tulku, which is a buddhist title.

There’s shamanism, especially in the north, and the Siberian area, among the tartars. There are native americans in the books, at least one mentioned as a scientist, and one who’s a spy for the magisterium, but no mention is made of any religious aspects of their lives (except for the one that works for the magisterium, obviously). And I think it’s implied that Lee has some NA ancestry? There’s Chinese divination from our world used at some points. 

And of course religions that are unknown to us, but real in Lyra’s world, like the witches have their own religion, which has at least one godess that we know of, Yambe-Akka, the godess of Death, who comes and leads a witch away at the moment of death.

Since in HDM, Africa never seems to have been colonized in the same way (just like America, the US doesn’t exist) as in our world, it’s very difficult to determine the religion there. The Magisterium seems to have some kind of influence in some parts, but there’s definitely other cultures as well. One of the main military generals in the battle against the Heavenly forces is King Ogunwe, who’s from somewhere in Africa. We know Benin exists, but what we know of their culture is that they have clockworks and spirits.  

Those are the examples I can come up with. In terms of religions like Islam or Judaism, it’s difficult to say, especially considering that the story of Adam and Eve and the serpent are told in these books from a strictly “Christian” perspective - at least when it comes to the Church that’s defining the story. Pullman’s books don’t really tackle spiritual belief in itself (well, it does at times), as much as it tackles the organizations surrounding it, and the inability to chose, and since it’s mainly the Christian Church, as an organized religion, that’s getting criticized, that’s the majority of what we see is. 

But they’re heavily based in Europe, when we’re actually in Lyra’s world, where the Magisterium is as strongest from what we know. And they’re dictatorial, and have inquisitions for heresy, so it’s safe to say they wouldn’t be very allowing of other religions. I guess an argument could be made that the Magisterium is such an overwhelming authority in those parts, that a child like Lyra wouldn’t really have much of an idea about other religious aspects. So it’s possible. 

The lack of Islam and Judaism in the books are something I’ve seen people talk about before, and there are many discussions about it, if you look around. 

We do know that in the upcoming new trilogy, we’re going to and see Central Asia in Lyra’s world. So, maybe we’ll learn something new there. 

Feel free to reblog and add thoughts to this, it was a while since I reread the trilogy, so I could have gotten some points wrong. 

- The Yoyo

Chanyeol: Lay Hyung~~~~~ Though we weren’t able to be together much this year, but you know i still love you right?? Love you ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ Happy birthday!!!! ♥️♥️♥️

Lay: ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ You are going to upload this on instagram again aren’t you ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I really love you. It’s a pity that i didn’t manage to see you because you were too busy, kkaebiru~ (t/n: fans are speculating that ‘kkaebiru’ is evolved from ‘kkaebsong’ and ‘kkaebi’)

171008 real__pcy: 사랑하는 레이형!! 오늘 해외에서 돌아와서 정신이 없어서 까먹어버렸지만..생일 축하해요!! 올해는 정말 얼굴보기 힘들었지만 그래도 많이많이 생각하는거 알지??? 중국에서도 건강하고 얼른 자주 봐요♥️ 

Beloved Lay Hyung!! I just got back from overseas today and was absentminded so i forgot about this but still… Happy Birthday!! It was hard for us to meet face to face this year, but you know that i think about you a lot right??? Take care of your health in China and let’s meet frequently soon ♥️

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This is for @tikkish, who requested some shippy Jaspearl for their birthday! Happy (belated) birthday darling!! ♡  

EDIT: I’m sorry about the fabric you guys, that’s my fault, not Pearl’s, it won’t happen again I promise ;A; 

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Updated tutorial? My advise is – use references! All those hands were drawn from the references, photos and life. There’s also loads of useful tutorials on drawing hands that explain how hands work. It’s your job to understand the anatomy and find a way of constructing hands that’s easy for you. And thank you! :)

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#RinVested » for @rinsuokah​ ★。・:*:・゚☆

Thank you so much Seda, for your kindness and friendship.

“the void is so kind … we are all just yelling at her n she just sits n listens …” ~bepeu

I like to think that no matter what, the Void is a kind and gentle soul who only wants to help those who come to her. She listens to everything you have to say, and knows that sometimes… that’s just all you need. ~me

Meet Void, the ever-lasting mother. She wants nothing but happiness for you, even if it means you have to yell and scream to feel better.

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hype man hobi

Ravenclaw Headcanon

Ravenclaws are very happy that their dormitory is in a tower. Most of the windows can be climbed out of and they pull themselves onto the roof. They don’t do it like the Gryffindors do, for bravery, but for solitude. There is an unspoken rule that if a Ravenclaw sees another Ravenclaw on the roof, they don’t talk. On the roof or afterwards. It’s a safe space. Sometimes it’s where Ravenclaws be the teenagers they are and smoke, while sometimes it’s a peaceful place to just read. If a Ravenclaw is sitting on the roof crying, any other Ravenclaw, friend or not, will go and sit on the roof with them until they calm down. And another unspoken rule is that if someone sat on the roof and cried more than twice in a week, they have to talk to someone about it, a friend, a professor, or Madam Pomfrey. This is what once led a third year Ravenclaw to march a first year Gryffindor, who had somehow made his way on the roof of Ravenclaw Tower, to Professor McGonagall. He thought he was in trouble, but became very confused when he was simply asked how he felt.

Fool’s Gold by @tvshows-addict

Pairing: Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson

Rating:  Explicit

Word count:  55K 

Status: Complete !!!!

Leaflet for Over Again Inc.

“In relationships, there are three types of people: those who are happy, those who are unhappy but accept it and deal, those who are unhappy and in denial.

Handling this last category is our job: we are professional couple breakers.

To reach our goal, we use all means necessary.”

Or the Arnacoeur AU in which Harry is scheduled to be married to Liam in 10 days and Harry’s mother hires Louis and his team to break them up.

Poster by the wonderful @melmanpur

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you’re next to me in my life

happy birthday, amanda 💙

Symbol of Hope in the Absence of Peace

@swiftwidget and I were talking about the newest chapter which lead to her Symbol of Hope post, and I’d like to add my thoughts which emphasize her points. (EDIT: This got longer than expected!!!)

First, the closing lines of chapter 154:

LET US MOVE BEYOND DESPAIR!!

Despair. The complete loss of hope.

Izuku. The boy no one saw coming. Toshinori never imagined finding his successor in such a way. Revealing his weakness, his uncertainty, his fear. But time and time again, Izuku was there. He disrupts the wavering peace and creeping despair, bringing about hope. 

Bakugou. Uraraka. Aizawa. All Might over and over. Todoroki. Iida. EVEN STAIN!* And most recently, Lock Rock, Eri, and Mirio.

Izuku brings hope wherever he goes.

He twists their apparent fates. 




Bakugou would have died because of the sludge villain. No one else was acting to save him, even All Might!! But because of Izuku, a quirkless boy, his leap into action caused All Might to surpass his current limits and save them both. The catalyst for change.

Uraraka she could have been seriously injured or died during that exam! There may have been safety measures taken into account, but that giant robot was barreling towards her. Everyone else was running away. Except Izuku.

Aizawa, ready to expel a boy for repeatedly destroying his own body, is amazed by Izuku’s drive, endurance, and willingness to learn and better his control over his self-destructive quirk. He gave Aizawa hope - surpassing his expectations again and again. USJ. Summer Training Camp. Kamino. Overhaul’s hideout. Aizawa holds an immense amount of hope and pride in Izuku, even if he scarcely admits it.

All Might:

Do I even need to say more?

The hope he gives to the others is blatant and I want to mention Stain again.

Stain! 

Stain was disillusioned. Heroes, villains, they were all the same, falling to their vices. Pride, greed, revenge, etc. Iida only proved his point that today’s heroes are a far cry from his ideal version of a true hero, “All Might.” In Stain’s eyes only a select few were deemed worthy enough to call themselves heroes… Finally ready to turn his back on even children, still learning and growing, here comes Izuku! Bringing hope to Stain and Iida alike. 

A boy like this… He has the makings of a true hero. A hero who follows the teachings of All Might.

And GUESS WHAT! If it weren’t for Izuku butting his nose in, Iida would have died and Stain would likely still be at large, still lacking the audience he needs and wants for his message. Without Izuku, there wouldn’t have been that recorded confrontation with Endeavor. Stain would still be in the back streets, voiceless, preaching to victims who would fall by his hand.

Stain saved Izuku from the noumu. He didn’t have to. He could have easily taken another hostage. But IZUKU proved himself to be a true hero in Stain’s eyes. Someone worth saving. A budding seed. Hope for the new generation of heroes Stain was trying to create. Stain’s roles: “[False] Hero Killer” and “[True] Hero Breeder”




Izuku truly is the Symbol of Hope. Of change. Defying fate. Hope is not something that can be seen. If you are certain of something you can’t have hope. It is the time of uncertainty when hope is most needed. 

Sir Nighteye made a mistake in looking into All Might’s future. 

All Might needed hope. Hope that he would recover, return to being a hero. Instead, Sir gave him certainty. The certainty that All Might would fall and die at the hands of a villain. And what did Toshinori do? He accepted his fate. He did not hope to change it. He would fall, and he would die, but he would try his hardest to save those he could. HOWEVER, amidst the certainty that he would die… Izuku was there. Toshinori had hope. He had a need to survive. Rather than placing his life in the hands of certainty, he tossed that certainty aside and trusted in hope.

And he lived.

Because of Izuku.

Izuku “Deku” Midoriya. 

“The Hero Who Doesn’t Give Up”

The Symbol of Hope.

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no I have never heard of the date tech volleyball club I swear I do not know who they are

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There Are Now 2 LGBT Characters On Disney

In case you missed it, last friday, June 23rd, was a huge night for LGBT representation. Two shows currently airing on Disney Channel, one in the UK and one in the US, featured scenes with characters revealed as LGBT. Josh played by Joshua Sinclair-Evans on The Lodge and Cyrus Goodman played by Joshua Rush on Andi Mack.  Spoilers for the shows and my thoughts below.

On The Lodge Josh is talking to a friend and when the conversation turns to girls, well one girl in particular, Josh casually states that she’s not his type and then clarifies later that he’s not interested in any girls because “girls aren’t really my type.”  It was refreshing to see him come out in such a casual way.  I must admit I’ve never seen The Lodge before so I don’t know too much about his character or the show but I’m certainly going to be checking it out.

On Andi Mack we’ve seen Cyrus interacting with his friend Jonah for a whole season and it seemed obvious that he’s had a crush on him. We also knew from an article in the New York Times that there would be a story line involving a boy coming to terms with his sexuality. Unlike The Lodge, Cyrus hasn’t said out loud who he is interested in yet but with a very simple action our suspicions were confirmed.  In the finale, while Jonah was talking with Amber about Andi she said “if she turns to look back at you it means that she likes you and not just as a friend.” Jonah leaves before he sees that Andi looks back and then a few seconds later so does Cyrus. Cyrus likes Jonah!  (There’s even a video of the cast watching this scene together and cheering ecstatically when Cyrus looks back.)  This was a very intentional moment and I appreciate how they executed this scene.  Andi looks back and that clearly implies that she likes Jonah it makes sense she’s the lead of the show, she’s said many times that she likes him, the viewer easily accepts that she looked back because she likes him.  Then we see Cyrus do the exact same thing are we supposed to come to a different conclusion because he’s a boy and looked back.  Absolutely not. The show has already been renewed so this story line will continue and develop next season.

I’m really happy to see Disney taking these steps to bring representation to their network. Everyone who watches Disney needs role models and characters they can relate to and that’s been lacking for a long time!  If you aren’t watching already I’d recommend you check them out and spread the word so these shows can stay on the air!