i just run a community blog

i just really miss when being a part of the ace community meant sharing pictures of literally anything with ace flag colours on it, making jokes/edits about cake and dragons, and lots of puns 

that’s the asexual community i found when i was coming into my asexuality 

now it’s about literally defending your right to exist in the only spaces that used to accept you and hoping you don’t get death wishes for it 

it’s hard enough for me to exist in this space, and i’m so glad I no longer run an asexuality blog, but i can’t imagine what it must be like for young asexuals who are just recognizing themselves and who have no place to go 

i can’t imagine what it must be like for them to be terrified to tell the people in their gsa that they’re asexual for fear of being excluded or kicked out. i can’t imagine what it must be like to find the shambles of what was once a bright and vibrant asexual community on tumblr. 

just– i love every single ace person. i love every single young ace person. i love you all so much. thank you, to the ace community, for being what you were two years ago, and thank you for continuing to fight today. thank you for not giving up. 

[SMOL UPDATES] studyblroll!

this is forever a wip!! im always looking for new blogs to add! (if you wanna be in here/have any recommendations just send me a message or ask, friends)

new studyblrs are in bold!!! check them out first, please!!

@abby-studies-art - GET ON THIS ARTBLR’S 100 DAYS OF PRODUCTIVITY CHALLENGE

@academiix - nice studyspo pix. minimalistic theme. elite graphics + icons ~~

@academla - the most amazing #random ramblings as well as masterposts

@aescademic - GRAPHICS. THE GRAPHICS.

@alimastudies - NOTESSSS

@aworkinggirlsbujo - how are you a new blog your original content is TEARWORTHY (and there’s so much of it too, so check this blog out!!)

@aeristudies - also minimalistic theme. beautiful original posts. some exo here and there. rly sweet and energetic and cute

@aestudier - HANDWRITING IS TO DIE FOR. LITERALLY. I WILL BUY THIS HANDWRITING.

@amoebasisters - omg if ur a scienceblr u will love how cute this blog is

@baejoohyuk - v friendly + energetic + sweet. lots of kpop but also other v nice reblogs + things too

@biscuitpen - adorable blog (-: easy to navigate + sweet aesthetic!

@bookandcoffeelover - book aesthetic all around

@bookbaristas - tons of beautiful book original posts omg

@bookfully - the love of my life; beautiful note pictures!!

@bookworminabox - v nice book aesthetic

@bulletjournaling101 - if you’re bujo crazy, this is the blog for you

@caffestudy - original posts are to die for

@calligr4phy - if you like those cute little random posts from the blogs u follow, get on this blog. also bullet journal is amazing as heck

@castillos-co - reblogs the most amazing things,,,+ gorgeous selfies

@ciellene - i can’t omg her original posts–

@cinnamonandhappiness - eeee scrolling for days

@coffeesforstudiers - for when you need an inspiration/motivation/productivity boost

@collegerefs - for crazy kids on the pre-college/ college adventure

@csec-studyblr - rly cute original posts

@curious-studies - lot’s of cute original posts!

@designyoself - ahh random ramblings + studyspo

@determinationandcaffeine - self explanatory 

@educatier - THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL GRAPHICS + ORIG POSTS

@einstetic - reALLY elite langblr omg

@eiucidate - gay love meet studyblr

@emmastudies - …do i even need a caption for this one

@equaticns - SELF CARE + blue aesthetic ahhh

@essayinc - get those a-levels honey 

@fall-out-books - BOOKS, HONESTLY

@flaheistudies - …i cant

@fromquantumfluctuations - omg so sweet + i love reading through her orig posts and asks

@gatostudies - omg small bean + handwriting!! <3

@glossie - ahh i love reblogging from this!

@heather-journal - peaceful aesthetic(s)

@hermionegoals - omg the masterposts + advice are so,,,,

@hermione-helpme - reblogs from all over tumblr ahhh

@historyandmemes - for all you humanities nerds who keep being told that ur subject is underrated…think again

@hittingthebooks - i dont even know what to say,,,like her original content is BEAUTIFUL,,, what 2 say???

@hogwartsstudies - harry potter nerd!! check this blog out 

@homework-help-network - run by @rhubarbstudies and i!! a network of students trying to do well in school by helping and communicating with each other.

@illbebachinaminuet - if you like music, (pt 1)

@illeststudy - clean white aesthetic

@intellectus - mmm i like this blog i like this blog

@inspostudying - original posts are killer

@introvertedbookworm24 - for all u fellow book nerds out there

@janetstudies - OK ACTUALLY HER NOTES ARE KILLER

@journalsanctuary - EVERYTHING (about ur bullet journal)

@laminar - ALSO EVERYTHING  (except not about ur bujo)

@lihnguist - studyspo from all over the world hahaha; one of those blogs you can just scroll through for days

@livsdesk - omg

@lorastudies - her lettering omggg + rare yellow aesthetic!

@lucystudiess - original studyspo (the calligraphy. omg.)

@mels-studyblr - scienceblr! BEAUTIFUL  POSTERS AND NOTE HEADERS

@milkstudy - i cant,,,,help crying,,,,over the original posts,,,also milk theme is so calming

@mincrvas - v calm + rainy mood aesthetic original posts; also has a rly nice habit tracker printable!!

@minimaliststudy - ok so i actually love this blog so much? like the content???

@moanastudies - someone managed to combine my two favorite things into one blog

@moonshinestudies - AHH ANOTHER AMAZING BULLET JOURNAL

@notestudy - the best the best

@notesworthtea - more like notes worth thousands of dollars

@ohgigue - for poetry as visual art

@organizeandstudy - notes that will literally end your life on the spot

@orphiclicious - SO MUCH AMAZING ORIGINAL CONTENT 

@pastel-highliters- omg i love these two; their original content is so clean and cute and nice

@paperandcaffeine - the aesthetic of all aesthetics

@paperbackstudies - omg ok i cant get over her lettering

@peachychubs - studyblr, memes + kpop!!!

@productivityplant - another person who is everything

@proudpuddle - OKAY THIS ART IS GORGEOUS

@ravnclaw - oh my gosh the handwriting is–

@revisicn - if you want more + new studyspo

@rhubarbstudies - graphics, studyspo and more

@samstudyjam - motivation!!!

@sat-word-of-the-day - omg this is literally the best thing

@skiiistudyyy - really, REALLY cute handwriting and bullet journal!!

@sleepybeanjournals - looking for some new content/blogs? check out her blog, please!!

@southernstudyposts - a southern sweetheart indeed <3</p>

@stress-and-insanity - psychblr!!

@studimae - lettering + bullet journal of the gods

@studiyng - CHECK OUT THESE MASTERPOSTS

@study-harder - “to live without [this blog] is to cease to live”

@studyaesthetic - dEFINITELY an aesthetic

@studyafternoon - the bullet journal.

@studyblr - url probably worth millions of dollars

@studyblrolo -powerful + inspirational posts but also a studyblr

@studyearlgrey - omg this blog,,, follow them, just follow them

@studyign - check out her yt channel!!! 

@studyingcom - calming study blog!! at least imo haha

@studykouffee - BULLET JOURNAL FOR THE AGES

@studylilium - LETTERING

@studylustre - literally so sweet,,, read over her answered asks lol

@studypeaxh - omg clean white aesthetic!!

@studypetals - graphics and bullet journals and washi oh my 

@studyplants - mildliner + note aesthetic

@studying-pterosaur -  content from all over studyblr

@studyquill - her notes omg + yt channel!!

@studyrelief - omg the clean aesthetic

@study-with-joy - my homie edwin’s original posts are so cute omg

@study-with-jules - new studyblr friend!!! tons of great original posts!! (srsly check her blog out)

@tbhstudying - literally stole my handwriting from her. love u, seo <3</p>

@the-study-buddies - STUDY SQUAD– i’ve always wanted a squad like this, this blog literally makes me so happy

@thisiskillingmetbh - ok im jealous of the original content it looks like she dont try why cant i do that 

@timelesspossibility - pocstudyblr! studyblr + feminism and everything in between.

@tinnystudies - EPIC BLACK AND WHITE AESTHETIC 

@universi-tea - ahhh graphics and studyspo and college and more

@wingedhoney - ah;;h,, crying over the angelkin aesthetic

@world-of-moana - MOANA.  NO EXPLANATION NEEDED.

@you-had-me-at-e-flat-major - if you like memes, (pt 2)


SERIOUSLY. MESSAGE ME SO I CAN ADD MORE PEOPLE (whether its u or a recommendation of someone else!!)

peachystorm  asked:

hi! im a new simblr, can you give me any advice to start off? i love your page and theme, by the way. :)

Sandy’s Masterpost for starting a new Simblr! 👍

Welcome to the community! I’m so glad you like my blog! Just a few months ago I was also new to the community so I know how daunting it can be! Below I’ve put together a bunch of helpful tips and links that I’ve either used in the past or believe will be useful to you, and any other new/aspiring simblrs! Obviously, everything is subjective- what works for me might not work for everyone else!

🎁 The Basics:

  • Make your tumblr a seperate tumblr, not a sideblog under your main/personal blog. It will make everything easier in the long run, trust me!
  • Use your description to advertise to others what you and your blog are all about. Also having either your URL or your avatar sim related will quickly advertise to others that you’re a simblr! 
  • Enable replies and asks in your blogs settings, if you want people to be able to interact with you and your posts! Bare in mind an interactive simblr is much more approachable!!
  • Keep it sim related! A few personal posts every once and a while is perfectly fine, but post a lot of unrelated stuff you could lose followers. 
  • Network! Follow other simblr’s, like their posts, leave friendly and encouraging comments! Making friends in this community is a sure-fire way to get started. I would be nowhere without my simblr friends!
  • Don’t become disheartened if it takes you a while to take off! Every simblr grows at a different rate.
  • Don’t mistag your posts! Failing to tag your NSFW content or tagging posts that aren’t cc posts as ts4cc will make you very unpopular.
  • Keep your blog atleast 80% original content! It’s much easier for a blog that tries to be original to gain traction in this community! 
  • Don’t get caught up in how many followers/notes you have! Just post what you post because you love it! Don’t worry what other people think.
  • Everyone at some point or another will recieve anon hate. It’s sad that there’s so many negative people out there, but my advice is just to delete it. If you do want to post it, handle it with grace and dignity! (think of Audrey Hepburn!)
  • This is more a personal one but: try your best to avoid the drama!!
  • Finally, treasure your followers & always stay humble!

🎁 Common Simblr Terms Explained:

  • NSFW: Not safe for work. This is used for any posts that contain nudity of adult themes! It’s very important to tag these posts.
  • WIP: Work In Progress. This can refer to any sim related project that is unfinished. 
  • WCIF: Where Can I Find? If someone sees a peice of CC in one of your posts that they like they may send you a ‘WCIF’ through your ask box, they’re simply asking where they can find that certain peice of cc. Not all simblrs agree to answer WCIF’s but it’s certainly very nice to!
  • MM: Maxis Match. Refering to custom content that matches the general aesthetic of the game.
  • Alpha:  Refers to hairstyles that don’t fit the aesthetic of the game, as they have alpha layers which allow certain parts of the mesh to be transparent. This is what makes alpha hairstyles more realistic looking.
  • Clayified: Refers to Alpha hairstyles that have been retextured to look more maxis match. 

🎁 Tagging Posts:

🎁 Queues, Drafts, & Scheduling:

🎁 Setting Up Your Theme:

🎁 Editing:

🎁Screenshot Tips:

🎁Helpful Tutorials & Guides:

🎁 Managing Your CC:

🎁 Places To Upload your CC for download:

🎁 X-Kit (optional):

🎁 Reshade (optional):

This is everything I could think of! I hope something here helps you get started! If you’re hoping to be a story based blog I’d reccomend checking out my storytelling masterpost! Otherwise, good luck love!! 💖

anonymous asked:

I hope this isn't rude, but I'm following a LOT of witch blogs. you being one of them. yet, when I look at the witch-related asks & answers for all of those blogs, other blogs are helpful and list spells and such. you just "no" whenever someone asks? Can I ask why you reject magic for a lot of your situations, considering you run a magic blog and are quite literally a creator of a magical how-to book?

simply because magic is not needed in every situation, nor is it advisable. recognizing when magic is and isn’t needed, or even a good idea is important in the life of the witch. 

here are a couple of examples of such:

things i have answered “no” to today:

  • bewitching your significant other (consent issues anyone?)
  • bewitching a non-signif to find out personal things (consent again)
  • asked for a spell for communicating with spirits (just because a skill isn’t developed doesn’t mean a spell will replace experience)
  • weight loss spells (dangerous and against my personal morals)

however, the one outlier i include is this, because it’s important:

  • easily google-able question (as stated in previous posts, i encourage people to develop their own research skills so they can grow in their craft when they reach an area of their path where there isn’t someone around to hold their hand and slip them the answers)

as for your “other blogs are helpful and list spells and such”, i’d like to direct your attention to the many posts of lists and ~stuff~ i make for people. such as the:

  1. 200+ spells all helpfully organized by type
  2. the sideblog @orriculum-grimoire​ in case that wasn’t helpful enough
  3. fucking huge witchcraft 101 masterpost 
  4. every potion related post i have ever made rolled into one
  5. how to ground masterpost because apparently it needed one
  6. how to charge objects with intent or energy
  7. cleansing masterpost
  8. emoji spells 101
  9. how to adjust a spell to suit your super specific needs
  10. how to substitute ingredients in a spell
  11. what does it “MEAN”
  12. how to nullify a spell or remove a curse
  13. disposing of spell materials 
  14. where to find some goddamn herbs
  15. how to make moon water 
  16. an example discussion of researching and understanding correspondences using rosemary
  17. fire safety BECAUSE NO ONE EVER DISCUSSES IT
  18. spring witchcraft ideas
  19. winter witchcraft ideas
  20. coffee witchcraft masterpost
  21. coffee lore and superstition
  22. top five herbs because that’s somehow relevant
  23. how to curse
  24. how to glamour
  25. how to do magic with flower crowns
  26. unpacking witchcraft - spell types 
  27. some basic terms to know 
  28. methods for spells  
  29. how to write your own spells - resources 
  30. when to cast a spell - by weekdays 
  31. when to cast a spell - by time of day 
  32. low effort witchcraft 
  33. tools of witchcraft overview
  34. a witch’s wand -how to make one
  35. building a broom/besom 
  36. correspondence resource 
  37. “to be a witch” falsehoods 
  38. other witches and you 
  39. witchcraft and the law 
  40. difference between a witch and a herbalist 
  41. self care for the witch 
  42. when your spell fails 
  43. tarot and pendulums can get it wrong
  44. curses jinxes and hexes masterpost 
  45. harry potter spells masterlist
  46. sailor moon spells masterlist
  47. florence + the machine song spells masterlist
  48. steven universe inspired spells masterlist
  49. valentine and all love related spells masterlist
  50. infused water magic
  51. floral tea magic 
  52. herbal tea magic 
  53. fruit tea magic
  54. general tea magic
  55. smoothie magic
  56. milkshake magic
  57. hot chocolate magic
  58. how to contact a mermaid 
  59. different types of mermaids
  60. various powers of mermaids
  61. offerings for mermaids
  62. mermaid tips
  63. sea witch resources

you want to know why i dont post lists? it’s because i already have.

i post a lot of gathered and organized research of my own, and a lot of 101 type stuff. it’s available and accessible. even a lot of the stuff in my book is available and free (yes, a lot of it is posted here, for free). 

star-anise  asked:

Paulina who are some people doing good work in omgcp fandom?

*whispers* jeez do you have an hour? 

ok so Violets for the fandom (violets means kudos in sorority world). In no particular order: 

@shitty-check-please-aus for making and curating easily digestible and positive content for the entire fandom 

@airplanesandcookies for writing great fic, caring about representation in the fandom, and generally being positive 

@littlestpersimmon for making wholesome fanart about a myriad of characters in the fandom (also: GO READ EERIE CRESTS (their amazing comic))

@chrisfranklinchow and @omgcphee for starting the OMG POC Please Network

@redporkpadthai for making fun art, hosting streams, and being an all around good person 

the good folks at @jewishomgcp who are such an important source for Jack and Holster content 

@itsybittle for all the content they contribute AND organizing the @omgcplondon

@baba-nurse and @dexydex for taking the time to start, host, and contribute to Nursey Week and Ransom Week 

@zim-tits for the fun art she contributes to this fandom (also have you seen her AU’s? Have you seen the glory of pastel-punk Nursey?) 

@heyfightme listen, if you have not read her fics I implore you to, especially there are more than two sides to Eric Bittle (featuring BD Bitty which is both excellently done and fills some nuerodivergent representation that this fandom needs more of) 

speaking of which @justwritins for their fic Self Reflection about Bitty being a trans man 

the good folks at @samwellstudentunion for keeping this fandom informed and up to date on networking opportunities and such 

@eve-baird for running @rarepairsandpies and contributing a lot to rare ship fics for this fandom 

@polyamorousparson for running @omgcprarepairs and ALSO contributing a lot of rare pair content to this fandom 

(you should follow both rare pair blogs btw) 

@fatlardo for running @omgcpwomen and running the zine 

the good folks at @imaginethehaus for filling prompts 

@wheeloffortune-design for filling the fandom with a lot of short form content that we can roll with 

@hoenursey for all the good content they make, particularly for Nursey 

@derek-nursey-nurse for great content curation and insight 

@angeryginger because I love how they draw Nursey 

@gettzi for making great art and also being a good advocate for others

the good folks at @samwellslibrary for rec-ing good fics and supporting authors in the fandom by doing so 

@omgpieplease for making great fan art (and fanart of fan works b/c let’s be honest I’m still not over his Punk Au pieces

@fanaste for their amazing instagram edit series 

@ericrichardbittlejr also for her amazing edit series 

@jackzimmermannn for making swawesome AMV’s for this damn fandom 

@thehausghosts for giving underappreciated characters some love and being an amazing person

@gutsybitsies for contributing a whole lot of writing to this fandom

@wingedwarbler for great fan and light hearted fan art 

@tronnies-art-blog for figuring out Ngozi’s art style and making great art for us 

the good folks at @omgpromptsplease for generating great ideas and short form content for the fandom

@omgpbandj and @yoursummerfrost for running @pbj-epifest 

@onethousandroaches because fun fact: last year whenever I was having a bad day, one of my partners would send me posts they blogged/reblogged and it always helped (sometimes people do good things in ways they don’t realize) 

the good folks at @omgcp-cosplay for spreading the love and supporting cosplayers in our community 

the good folks @omgcpbigbang because running an event like that (especially two years in a row) whoo that’s a task 

isn’t this fandom great? Look at all the cool people doing good things?

and don’t forget YOU 

if you’re reading this and are in this fandom, I know you’re doing great things just by being here. This fandom doesn’t get anywhere without people who support content creators and generally contribute to spreading the love in this fandom. 

This is by all means not a cut-and-dry list. So if there’s someone you think I’ve missed, feel free to reblog this and tag people! Spread some more love. 

There’s something about group runs I really can’t get over. I’ve been thinking about it for days. And I’m usually a lone runner, aside from maybe two days of the week.

But group runs. Man. We had about 10 people go out for 9 miles at about 8-minute pace and it was just… fun. Like childhood-memories-running-down-the-street-barefoot-to-catch-the-ice-cream-man fun. Like a brave herd of deer steering our way through cities and greenways and neighborhoods. Bouncing around, looking over our shoulders to smile at somebody’s joke, yelling, “BRANCH!” or “STUMP!” to warn your comrades behind you of an obstacle. Dancing in the middle of the street mid-run. Turning corners and flying along the outside, or hugging the interior as you rub elbows with somebody else.

Not feeling any pain, any weariness, any confusion of where we were going. Just running. Just flying. Wild. Like a pack of wolves down Main Street. Free, owning our bodies, running on our own hard-earned endurance. Together. Laughing, trading stories, sharing beloved memories.

I love that kind of community.

hello loves! i recently hit 500 followers, and words cannot express my gratitude. this blog has only been up and running for—what—3 months? the amount of amazing people i’ve met and the community i’ve grown a part of is astounding. in honor of all the awesome people i’ve grown to love, i thought i’d do this. (and i’m really sorry for the gross banner above)

KEY:

  • mutuals
  • absolute favs
  • both!

note: this is not all of the people i follow because that would’ve been insanely huge, but just know that i love you all (hence why i’m following you!). <3 (maybe i should make a blogroll)

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Wild Concept

Everyone ships whatever the fuck they want without shitting all over each other and the hard working writers. Maybe focus your energy on your love for something, because running a hate focused blog is just sad. For a community of people so supportive of kindness, individuality, and love in the real world, I sure do see a lot of hate around fandoms on here.

Hey there guys, this is Kae. 

Let me make it clear before you read on that this post is not McHanzo related so to speak, but it is fandom related. I just got back online after a three day long mental breakdown, and I want to talk about some things. It’s gonna be a long one.

The most important thing I want to talk about is this fandom. Before Friday, when I had the first breakdown of many last weekend due to real life stuff, there was a lot going on here and building up here. Nothing out of the ordinary for me and Lynn– some people treated us badly, we responded, and suddenly there was a witch-hunt in the tag for us. Happens all the time, no big deal, usually.

But it is a big deal to me right now. Why is that not out of the ordinary for me and Lynn? Why are we used to people treating us this way, acting as if every word we speak has to be scrutinised, or as if we need to act in a way that suits everyone, or not act at all?

I want the people who think this way of us to read these words carefully: We Are Not A Service. 

We are not an official blog. We represent no one but ourselves, and we never claimed otherwise. We are just two human beings running a blog and trying to have a good time with a community who shares our interest.

Yet every time we try to do something, spanning as far back as when we brought in the Artist and Author directory or the Spotify playlist, we see hate in the tag here, or on twitter, or sent to us anonymously, because we’ve apparently done something wrong. 

Now, sometimes, when we know the source, we know what the real issue is. But if all we see is people insulting myself and Lynn as people because of the way we’ve said something or worded something, or because we acted in a way somebody didn’t like and word travels from person to person that we’re suddenly horrible, we can’t possibly know how to respond.

I had a talk with someone today who had some things about myself and Lynn miscommunicated to them by other people, who probably heard from someone else, etc, etc. When I heard what their grievances were with us and I helped clear up where they were wrong and where they were right, I feel like it was a good conversation. This person learned something about who we really are as people, and I got some constructive criticism rather than mindless hate. 

The things to be learned from that conversation are, first of all, that you can always approach me and Lynn if you have some constructive criticism. Don’t assume that someone else has and that we’ve just ignored them. I can tell you that 100% of the time thus far, we need input, because nobody just comes straight up and tells us, “Hey, I think you could do this better this way,” or something. 

Secondly, do not believe everything you hear about us. This person today heard a weird rumour that people who ship certain other ships (such as McReyes, in this case) were not going to be allowed in our McHanzo Zine. I don’t even know where that rumour came from– I ship McReyes myself, why would I do that? If you’ve heard something and you’re worried, just ask us. 

The third, learned not only by that conversation, but by my entire experience running this blog, is to try to remember that me and Lynn are just people. We have feelings, we’re not all-knowing, we’re not perfect. We do not always know if there’s a problem unless you tell us. We get things wrong sometimes and we are 100% capable of owning that and improving. Please, please don’t assume that we do not care. We see all tagged hate both here and on Twitter because we check the tags for content. It hurts when it’s personal. 

I am just getting pretty tired, my friends, which is why I’m making this post. These last few days, when I tried to come online to escape what’s happening in my life right now, all I came back to was hate, drama, and more hate, and a lot of it very personally directed at us as people. I was this close to quitting this blog, dropping the Zine, deleting Discord, etc. But then I remembered that I used to have so much fun doing this, I really did. It isn’t fun right now, and I mean that when I say it. But it can be again sometime. 

I know some of what I’m feeling has something to do with the fact that my mental health is literally in the drain right now because of things in my life, but the fact that I care about this blog has not helped, because that makes it hurt even more when the personal attacks come in.

But yeah, in summary– yes, we fuck up. No, we are not always aware of it, because we are human beings and no one is perfect. People rarely bring it to our attention when we do, and instead they complain and tag hate, which spreads, and creates an impression of us as people that others begin to think is true. This can be solved by just talking to us. 

I really mean it. Just talk to us, cause I promise you we are listening.

do you remember the night you came home from work crying harder than the clouds were? i took your blushed cheeks into my hands then kissed every tear away before your raincoat left your body.

i guided you to our couch after your broken voice insisted being held would make the night slow down. you sat patiently as i undressed you with a shiver running through your body every so often. taking hold of both ankles gently, i shifted you onto your back & proceeded to place you into your favorite pink butterfly onesie. before zipping up the pajamas, i trailed kisses up your tummy for a smile. the sides of your mouth reluctantly upturned as rouge tears entered the valleys of your lips.

my hand clutched a warm bottle just in time for your fingers to latch onto my wrist. while easing the silicone into your mouth, i picked up your favorite stuffed animal in attempts to diminish your sour day. hiding behind his soft fur, i gave him a comedic voice that sent you soaring into a positive head space. muffled giggles filled the room as milk started dripping down your chin: you couldn’t keep the bottle in your mouth any longer due to laughter. after letting out a few chuckles myself, i cleaned you up with a damp washcloth then put a pacifier back between your teeth.

with whatever upset you now running far behind, the night slowly faded; your glassy irises never left mine until your eyelids stole them away. deep sleep entered your brain just as fast as your tears once fell… do you remember the night i fell in love with that little world of yours?
—  (via @whispymilk)
A Tale of Two Tuesdays

This is a collision of two posts. One of these posts I had intended to write last Tuesday but couldn’t attempt it with crying. This Tuesday’s post seems to help clarify and endear everything I was feeling last week.

Last Tuesday, my son, daughter and I attended the memorial service for my son’s friend and teammate. I had dreaded the evening service all day not only for my mother’s heart which was broken but also for my son and the duty he and his teammates had that evening. The boys and their coaches had decided to wear their jerseys that evening and to stand vigil over the family while mourners arrived for the service. We, the moms, stood near our sons until it was time to take our seats in the sanctuary. We looked at our boys, now young men, standing there with broken hearts but shoulders back doing their duty. They walked in as a team with their coaches and sat behind the family providing a wall of strength and support for them. They’re amazing show of strength and courage would continue throughout the evening. When it came time for families to leave, each of the boys took a moment with the parents. Many of us, myself included, had to turn away as it was overwhelming. Here were these boys who would take you out on the ice in a heartbeat, being so completely strong yet tender at the same time, hugging the parents, telling them they loved them and how sorry they were that this had happened. They were without a doubt, courageous.

This Tuesday could not be more different.  The picture fiasco and the SM shenanigans are just more of the same old tired games. However, in light of last week, I realize how little I truly care about these people. I’m here for the bloggers. The ones that pour out their souls. The ones that make us laugh so hard that we have to cross our legs. The ones that make us think and consider.  This is a community. At first glance I thought that I did not see courage today but then I realized that I surely do. I see courage in everyone who is keeping their blogs open and running. I see courage in the blogs that shared stories of deep personal loss and realized that they needed a break.  I see courage in us.

Rusty Nail’s Recipes

Dear Drinkers. Y’all know I take requests. Well, today’s honoree comes from some very heartfelt ones of those. I’ve gotten a bundle of requests over the five years I’ve been running my blog. From requests to honor art, to requests to honor achievement, to requests just because they happened to really like the person. Today’s honoree, however, was requested multiple times, by multiple people, for what they meant and represented to the trans and genderqueer communities. Given the weight of that request, I’ve been working to try and find just the right recipe for today’s nominee, who isn’t quite one thing, and isn’t quite another, but IS one hundred percent himself, and that’s what we’re here to honor.

Ladies and Gentlemen

It’s Aero!

This be-scarfed little pegasus is doing his best to be who he is, and to figure out what he wants to be, with the help of some very loving parents, a big sister who treats him as big sisters are wont to do, a closet full of couture clothing, and a couple strategically placed magazines. Hopefully, he gets to where he’s going; and with a support network like that around him, I’d say he’s got a good chance.

An Aero

Ingredients:

  1. 2oz Tequila Reposado.
  2. 1 leaf Sorrel, finely chopped.
  3. Ice
  4. 3 dashes grapefruit bitters
  5. A chilled Collins glass
  6. 4oz fresh grapefruit juice
  7. Miracle Berry

Special Equipment:

A Muddler

Making an Aero.

  1. Chop Sorrel leaves
  2. Put leaves and bitters into glass, and muddle.
  3. Add ice.
  4. Pour fluids into glass
  5. Stjr.
  6. Drink!
  7. Eat berry.
  8. Drink!

You’ve just finished making an Aero!

You’ll notice that this drink is actually consumed twice! The first time, you’ll notice the bitterness, and acidity that exists in the drink, leading to an unfinished feeling with regards to the flavor. Taking the Miracle Berry, however, coats your tastebuds in Miraclin, and allows the hidden flavors present behind those other factors to really shine through, and present themselves as they would want to be seen.

Seems kinda familiar, hmm?~

You may want to meander over to http://drambuieandscotch.tumblr.com/ . You might find a newly created Mod-Blog I was peer-pressured into creating after five years without one. Do not expect deep truths. Expect snark and cat-videos.

Keep sending in suggestions as to who you’d like to see made into a drink, and Stay Thirsty, Dear Drinkers!

I keep thinking about how there’ll come a time when all the 15-year-olds running ace discourse blogs grow up and realize they spent their teenage years trying to erase an entire group of people out of existence and cyber bullying people who are three times older than them and who were actually there paving the road for the lgbtqia+ community and making history, and I wonder how they’re gonna feel then

Searching for mods

hey everyone! due to several things i can’t control, i am no longer able to serve as a mod on this blog. however i’m also the last active mod, so rather than let this blog die i’m looking for 1-2 people to keep it running. just send me a submission telling me about yourself, why you’re interested, and what you can bring to the table as a mod. the only major rules i have are that you must be on the ace spectrum and include aces and aros in the lgbt+ community. i would prefer if applicants be at least 17 years old. i’ll hopefully be picking new mods on saturday the 15th. i would appreciate any signal boosts! thanks!

anonymous asked:

Hi! I just found your blog and I'm loving it! :3 Could I ask for Pre-fall Gabriel losing his s/o on a mission, but later when he's Reaper he finds they're alive but brainwashed by Talon? I hope that isn't too specific ;-;


Losing you:

  • Gabriel was mid-battle with you fighting along side him. When you couldn’t be together physically, you would have constant communication over radio.
  • Just as he was checking up on you, you were taking on more enemies than you could handle. Gabe told you he’d be there as soon as he could, but you could feel your time running out.
  • He heard an explosion from your end of the radio. This made him abandon everything he was doing to save you.
  • But you were gone.
  • Your body wasn’t anywhere to be found.
  • He panicked. He cried. He screamed.
  • This was his fault, you were gone and there was nothing he could do.

Finding you:

  • Years had past. He was different. Losing you had taken a toll on him.
  • He’d reinvented himself, reborn on an oath to destroy Overwatch - destroy the ones who couldn’t protect you
  • Reaper ran this part of Talon. These were his troops. His soldiers.
  • It was just like any other day but he decided to check out the new recruits.
  • He kept going down the line, but for the first time in at least a decade, he felt a sharp stabbing sensation in his stone cold heart.
        ~ “Commander, who is that soldier over there?”
        ~ “That’s recruit #17283. Formerly known as Y/N Y/L/N. They escaped us the first time 10 years ago, but we managed to track them down again. They used to be an Overwatch agent.”
  • Reaper stormed out of there. You’d been alive the whole time and he never knew. He just gave up. And now you didn’t know each other.
  • But then again, maybe his was a chance for the two of you to start over…
An Open Letter to the Overwatch Community

– written by somebody who probably has no business writing it. ;)

So my blog, overwatchuserboxes, was for some reason deactivated from Tumblr briefly last night/early this morning. I luckily heard back from Tumblr support staff after a while and, as you guys can probably tell, the blog is back up and running! :) 

I can’t figure out if this was just a random mistake or if something else happened, but I’ve been over the Tumblr rules and guidelines and I’m confident I didn’t violate any of their terms. But in light of the recent influx of hatred and viciousness in my inbox related to some of the userboxes I have made on request, I instantly wondered if there was some sort of correlation. I don’t think there was, but the fact that I had the thought is ridiculous in itself!! So. Just a (slightly wordy, sorry) post from me re: ship hate and my ~feelings~ below, if you’d like to keep reading. If not, have a lovely day! ❤

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

How do you feel about the little community of elsewhere university students that made blogs and are just running with the whole idea?

I’m totally cool with it :) We’re all here to have fun, you know? Most of the first ones got in touch with me first to make sure it was ok, which I really appreciated!