i know how they feel about them

Ok So

You mentioned that you wanted to know more about majors like engineering to get a feel for how the Fair Folk would interact with them. I have no idea if this is useful on that front, but, there’s a thing in Canada called The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer. There’s a ceremony when you graduate with your degree, with the ritual words all written out by a poet, and you swear to have humility and take responsibility in your work, and are given an iron ring to wear on the pinky finger of your dominant hand. The ring has flat facets, so it will scrape across a page as you write or draw, to remind you you are wearing it. Optionally, a ring can be passed down from a mentor to a student.

The practice was started after a catastrophic collapse of a railway bridge due to a failure of oversight - something the engineers should have noticed, but overlooked. At the heart of it is a promise and an understanding that the work an engineer does - as dry and technical and by-the-book as it sometimes seems - holds human lives in balance. It is the work of taking scientific discovery and carving it into something useful, building out of all these separate pieces the accomplishments that change the world. There is a rush to having that kind of power, to holding the scope of human accomplishment in your hands. But you have to be careful. To not promise more than you can safely deliver, or pay a price.

I think there is something there that would be very appealing to the fae, though also terrifying to them, as these are the people who build fire and iron into every part of the world and make it inhospitable to them. The parallel of temptation and fear is so strong that the text of the ceremony could be a pledge to avoid deals with the fae literally without changing a word: the first line of the pledge is “I, [name], in the presence of these my betters and my equals in my Calling, bind myself upon my Honour and Cold Iron, that … I will not henceforward suffer or pass… Bad Workmanship or Faulty Material in aught that concerns my works before mankind as an Engineer, or in my dealings with my own Soul before my Maker.”

A deal with the fae is nothing if not shoddy workmanship.

[a note - this is really mostly about structural and mechanical engineering. Skyscrapers and airplanes and bridges so long they have to bend to follow the curve of the Earth. Other kinds of engineering - electrical and chemical and bio and nanotech and so on - have different things going on.

And there is also the lightheartedness, the endless bureaucracy and contradictory regulations, the desperate light-night coffee-fueled fighting with a 3D printer that only squiggles out incomprehensible plastic monstrosities. There are the weird moments of the unreal hanging around daily life, like the way a layer of ordinary blue masking tape on the tray helps the 3D print go smoothly. Or the odd regulations in the safety codes that make you wonder if this system was even designed by humans. The person in the computer lab who untangles your desperate mess of a spreadsheet without even saying a full sentence to you. Or even the way so many experiments have to be run at night and underground - even if you know it’s because of background vibrations, it still feels a little bit magic.]

(Plover)


Thank you so much! This is exactly the kind of thing I meant - I had absolutely no idea and it would have been such a terrible missed opportunity to write anything about engineering without knowing things like this! (Also wow this is as much a love letter to engineering as canadianwheatpirates’s piece about statistics, and just as beautiful)

So - engineers are concerned above all else with the real, with the concrete and logical. There’s room in it for the fantastic, absolutely, for the beautiful, even; things that seem to defy what should be. But at the heart of it it’s iron and fire, like you said above - break it down, piece by piece, and you’ve got something constructed painstakingly from the bottom up by people aware of the weight this holds in every sense of the word. There’s no room in that for magic, or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that magic has less than no value here.

(But of course, being drawn to the incomprehensible is not solely a human trait.)

going zen, ohmmmm

hi guys. I’m doing a little something for my sanity, at least for the next 10 days. I don’t quite know what it’s going to mean but on a personal level I can’t do 10 more days of this bullshit and then fly to Seattle excited to meet Sam and Cait. I spent a hell of a lot of money on this trip and, quite frankly, what’s making me almost angrier and more upset than the picture itself is how much money I spent to see and meet them and I have to stand in between them in 10 days and get my picture taken. I can’t do that and I can’t feel good about this trip if I’m busy being angry and sad about all this and godfuckingdammit I deserve to be excited and feel good about this trip. 

SO for now:

-My inbox is open. I have and will read all of your messages. I know people are hurting because I sort of am still too but I don’t know that I’ll respond to all of them so please just know they’re being read and you’re allowed to be hurt and mad and angry and upset. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. 

-do I think Sam and Cait are together? fuck if I know but it makes me happy to think that they are so maybe I’m in deep denial but for the next 10 days if you ask me that question, I’m gonna say yes. And I’m laughing the rest of the bullshit off. 

So. This is me. Being zen. and laughing all the bullshit away. I love you guys. 

anonymous asked:

hi!! so i was thinking about your fic of bruce going to walmart and getting baffled by how cheap things were and i wanted to know how he feels about dollar stores/if he even knows they exist!

I think that while he’s probably aware of things like the Futian market, and the ability of dollar stores to sell cheap products through wholesale purchasing of inferior goods or travel-sized versions of name brand products, he (like a lot of people) was probably less aware of things like Wal-Mart’s ability to decide on price points that they can then force suppliers to adhere to under the threat of not having their products available in Wal-Mart stores, such that any company that does business with Wal-Mart can be forced to completely alter the way they do business.

I also got some shit at the time from people who thought Bruce Wayne would be more than familiar with the horrors of at-will employment, etc, but the fact is that whenever I’ve seen someone discuss the shit they’ve gone through as a retail employee in an at-will right-to-work state, I’ve also seen anyone middle-class or higher express shock and horror that these kinds of things are legal, totally unaware that these things exist and what they really mean for workers. For someone like Bruce Wayne as I write him, as someone who has never been victimized by these laws but to whom it would also never occur to try and victimize anyone else under such laws, I think it’s a completely reasonable blind spot for him to have.

anonymous asked:

Hey I don't know if you are cool with giving a respond or not but why does kiwi byrd hate you?

they claim that they don’t hate me, however I’m still not exactly sure how they feel about me. We talked about it and they just don’t agree with my views or my opinion. We talked it out civilized and maturely so I don’t have any beef or disdain for Kiwi. But despite claiming they don’t hate me, I guess for them an opinion is enough to cut off all affiliation with me. 

At first I was a little upset I lost a friend, but cutting off a friend just because they don’t agree on your opinion? idk… something about that seems a little off. but it’s their decision if they want to burn bridges or not, all I can do is accept it and respect their decision. I know they look up to Markiplier a lot, even enough to paint a portrait of him, and being as me and Mark are on the same terms here, and Kiwi is not, I am curious how they feel about Markiplier on the subject, and if they too dislike and no longer support Markiplier, just as I. but it’s not my place to ask. 

But regardless of the fact, It’s Kiwi’s choice who they decide to socialize and be affiliated with, and I accept and respect that they only want to be affiliated with people that are within their opinions. even though I don’t necessarily agree that you should cut someone off just because you disagree with them, but again, it’s Kiwi’s choice if they want to be that way or not. And that’s perfectly ok. I’ll respect their view and they they no longer want anything to do with me. 

I still find Kiwi byrd to be an incredible artist, and well beyond their years of skill. And I wish them luck. 

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I don’t know how long ago the rest post about muscular trans women was posted or when these amazing people posted their selfies but when I saw them, something washed over me.
All of you looked so happy and feeling gorgeous and confident that i got inspired to draw you all! I’m sorry in advance if those selfies were posted on earlier stages of your transition, I can always take down the drawing, I have no problem on doing so! In order that are @rocketmermaid @lady-feral @snarlahazard and @sogay4rey

I hope you all are having a great day, you have lighten up my day just by being yourselves. ((NOTE: from the text post I reblogged the only one ibdid not post was @/that-dyke because she left tumblr and it feels disrepectful to post it here. If anyone knows if she would like to see the drawing please contact me.))
  • Newt: Percy, how could you do this?!
  • Percival: Newt, it's not what you think-
  • Newt: You're keeping them captive against their will and making them fight! That's animal abuse! You know how I feel about that!
  • Percival: Babe, listen, it's not real, I-
  • Newt: No. I can't be with someone who plays Pokemon Go.

anonymous asked:

Sheith 3 pls!! :)

Reincarnation AU I wrote with @crowlines :)

3. “It’s always been you.”

It surprises them both, when on their first date Keith remembers Shiro doesn’t like pickles. But how can he remember something Shiro’s never told him before?

They brush it off; maybe they’re just compatible, but it keeps happening. How did Shiro know that Keith loves soft kisses on his cheek and behind his ear? How did Keith know Shiro’s favorite colors, favorite animals, favorite foods?

When they hold each other for the first time Shiro says, “Maybe it’s just because I’ve thought about this moment a lot, but it feels like we’ve done this before.” And Keith presses his face against the crook of Shiro’s neck and mumbles, “Me too.”

Shiro brushes a strand of hair away from Keith’s face and says, voice low and gentle, "You might think I’m crazy, but I really think you’re my soulmate.”

Keith pulls him closer to brush their lips together and says, "I don’t think that’s crazy at all.”

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just imagine how seunghyun feels right now. he has been in the army for only 2 weeks and then he finds out (sooner or later) that bts stole a stage which means so damn much to him. they cared about the aesthetics about the stage while he put all his heart into it. he sang that song for the first time in years, planned everything, had an amazing performance and then .. everything gets stolen without any credit. i know that bts themselves didn’t plan the stage but whoever did that for them needs to apologize asap.

I don’t know how to talk about things without being afraid to reveal too much about what’s bothering me. It’s out of fear that I hold back. Fear of bothering or annoying someone, fear of driving someone away, fear of making someone hate me, fear of being told my problems don’t matter, and most of all, I fear triggering or upsetting people, or making them feel badly. I have grown accustomed to biting my tongue and letting things slide and lying to peoples faces.. but I don’t know. Some things I just feel the need to let out. And I even fear doing so through my honestly horrible excuse for poetry. I don’t want to be like this anymore. I don’t want to feel like this anymore and I don’t want to act this way anymore. It doesn’t help that people I tried to hide things from know about this blog now.. I really can’t trust anyone. I am afraid they will see what I have written and be upset or angry somehow. Or perhaps they might be triggered by it. That was the entire point of a separate blog? To avoid making them mad at me or having them leave me and never speak to me again. Either way though, because I decided to try and let it out, I will have to suffer the consequences. It is my own fault. And the things that bother me, they are either my own fault, or I deserved it. I could apologise over and over again, but it will never be enough. Even still though.. I’m sorry. I am sorry that I am so messed up. I am sorry that I am like this. I wish I wasn’t like this. I find it embarrassing and I am ashamed to be like this.

anonymous asked:

I had an argument with someone, because they thought that cis hetroromantic Asexuals where straight. That hurt me, since Im a cis hetroromantic Asexual, and they called me straight, even if I don't experience sexual attraction to the opposite gender. I'm feeling hollow and like I don't belong in LGBTQ+ community. How would you deal with these things? (Sorry that I'm anonymous, I have terrible social anxiety and I'm really nervous to your response so please treat me gently)

dude it’s all chill

as hard as this might sound, being asexual comes in a package with cake, ace jokes, and aphobes. you either have to try to screen them out, or try to educate people about asexuality.

however, i know there are times when they can get to you, and it seems like it’s pretty hard to deal with them. trust me: if i’ve learned anything in the past 10 minutes of being on the blog, it’s that the ace community is one of the most welcoming and kind communities there are. if you need, talk to someone, or just scroll through some ace-positive accounts.

no matter what anyone tells you, you will always be a part of the LGBTQ+ community.


(ps if you need me to beat up that person who said heteroromantic aces are straight, i’ll be there)

Nick Valentine: “Anything you’d like to know about me?”

Me *grabs notebook*: “do you see the world like I do or do you see 0′s and 1′d like a terminator? You mention having heat sensors and a geiger counter - do you see them like a power armour display or do you have dials somewhere? How do you smell things? Can you taste? You mention being programmed to feel pain, how does that work when you miss parts? What do you run on? Are you solar powered or do you burn fuel? when you “run stuff through the processor” what are you actually doing? how did you find out you had a built in dog whistle? How do you and irma know each other? How did you and Ellie meet? You don’t sleep but you have been knocked unconscious in the past, how does that work? What happened at the quarry with Lily June on the rocks? Why did you hire Marty? What did Vladim’s moonshine do to you? what IS the difference between a robot and a synth? 

anonymous asked:

I've been going through blogs that recently followed me and several have made posts about wanting to be super skinny and how it's pretty and they get to wear cute clothes.. I'm a little curvier (teensy bit chubby) and now I'm feeling bad about my weight again. I just wish I was cute enough to wear skirts and dresses but I never feel cute in them 😞I'm not very feminine but I want to wear skirts and stuff sometimes.. I just feel ugly in them and I don't know what to do. Any suggestions?

ok I’m going to be real with you.

Skinny is Gorgeous

Curvy is gorgeous

In between is gorgeous

Reptilian sorcerers are scary.

But You can wear the crap out of whatever you want. You gotta look at yourself and say, GIRL IT’S SOMETHING HE CAN GRAB. They are called love handles for a reason….CUZ PEOPLE LOVE THEM.

Every single body type is gorgeous and every body time can wear cute clothes.

I will gag a hoe with a cheeseburger if she tries to make you feel lesser. Because you’re incredible.

anonymous asked:

Hello, I'm really depressed and I would like if you could please pray for me. It seems like all my friends have abandoned me in place of relationships, and j know I can't expect them to take care of me emotionally, but it's like I don't even have anyone to ask me how my day is or if I text them they stop replying. Sorry if I sound like I'm whining, or immature, I'm just not in a good place and have no support. Thank you in advance.

You’re not whining and you’re not immature hun. It is hard when friendships change and you feel left behind. Have you talked to your friends about this? Have you shared with them that you know they have relationships, but you miss the friendship?
To help with your depression you should talk to some one about ways to help you cope. Try to look up free or low cost services for mental health professionals. You can even talk to your doctor about some of the things you’re feeling. And I am praying for you hun. Sounds like you’re dealing with a lot.

anonymous asked:

Hi I recently came out to my parents but I wasn't ready to but I kinda had to because I was suicidal and that was one of the reasons why. I don't like that they know and I wasn't ready to do it so now I feel really uncomfortable. What do I do?

okay talk to them about it ask them what they think and tell them how you feel. Also tell them that you wanst ready and stuff. Just have a honest converastion with them. that is important you will feel beter after it

there comes a time in every friendship when i get comfortable! it’s great! i get to joke around more, feel confident enough to ask if they hate me every five minutes, feel comfortable showing my paranoia that i think i’m annoying them bcos i react to how they type, and get to know more about them too! love it! 

anonymous asked:

Ok so I'm asexual, and thus far I've managed to accumulate a group of people whom I feel platonic attraction towards. I've felt romantic attraction for characters on whom I projected those feelings but I haven't on people in person for a while... I just, want someone to cuddle up too and kiss though, I don't care about gender. I am craving a relationship that isn't available... I don't know how to express that, or really if I can because I'm afraid of getting close to new people typically... -1

I don’t want to ask any of my friends to be in a tomato relationship with them, but I have never approached someone with the intention to be in a relationship before. I don’t know if I will ever be okay with sexual relations, but I really want a romantic relationship. I’m just, really awkward? I don’t know… Is this a normal thing? I haven’t really felt this way before now, maybe it’s hormones but this is my current predicament. -2

It’s totally normal and common to be ace and want to be part of a romantic relationship. We all have our own ways of finding a partner(s). Some make social circles within well-known ace friendly spaces, while others are lucky and find companions by chance.

- Fae

i think i sort of discovered why i hide my interests when theyre deemed “embarrassing”

i used to be a GIANT fan of this band in my scene kid years of middle school and freshman year of high school (i just discovered they broke up last year also) and everyone i told told me how shitty they were and i was always proud to be a fan of them but then i stopped listening to them and i dont even know what provoked it. i think the 1# reason i stopped was bc i heard one of the members treated Ash Costello (the lead singer of New Years Day, which IS my current favorite band and Ash is my idol) terribly to the point where NYD left the tour. 

but i feel like after i stopped i just started becoming embarrassed about my interests bc of how badly i was seen when i was a fan

idk if this made any sense but. i still hesitate to tell people how big of a fan i am of sonic bc of how much of a joke the series is seen as. like i just always feel like my opinion on anything is bad and will always be bad.

when i was younger i used to not care what others thought but now i change my entire outlook just to agree with someone bc i always feel like theyre right and im wrong.

my mom just freaked out and threatened to stab my dad to death with this knife she was holding while cooking and I tried to leave and she made me sit down in front of them and watch them fight and scream at each other I Want To Die. and then she asked me if I needed help with my math hw and I said no cuz they both don’t know how to do this type of math and she freaked the fuck out and screamed at me about how I’m so isolated and not normal and how I don’t ask for help and make her feel unneeded and :) I want to fucking die Tbh.Honest I didn’t even do anything ugh and the reason I don’t fucking ask for help with anything is because when I do something wrong you flip out and call me names and make me cry and make me feel like an idiot so Um?Maybe that’s why I don’t ask for help?The last time I did dad fucking slapped me because I started crying when he yelled at me?Perhaps? Just a thought? And then she said I hope I feel guilty for the rest of the week and that I think about what I’ve done the rest of the night and I feel so bad. What did I even do..why am I always such a fuck up I can’t do anything right

anonymous asked:

hey, i'm looking for 'feel good' fics with a good plot.. i've gone through so many of your tags and lists, started so many but i'm not that into them. do you guys know any of a list of them i haven't seen yet? thank you heaps xx

Feel good with good plot is kind of vague, so I’m not sure what you’re looking for, and I’m not sure how to help you if you’ve looked through the tags but aren’t having much luck. Can you be more specific as to what you want in a story?

Dramione Seeker has a list of fanfiction with thoughts about each story. You could scroll through that and see if anything catches your eye: http://dramioneseeker.tumblr.com/FlourishandBlotts

that-white-kid-01  asked:

I'm learning Korean now. I've learned most of the Hangul and was wondering if you could tell me how I can make sentences in Korean. And some of the Korean words are hard to say. Some of them have ㅎ but you don't actually pronounce it. Why is that? I'm trying to know everything I can about it. I just don't want to give up on it because I can't grasp the language. I understand that it'll be a bit difficult and frustrating but I also understand that there is a positive outcome in it. Any lessons?

Hey.
I know the feeling.
When I first started I couldn’t get the hangul at all for ages.
Don’t force it, take your time and take it little bits at a time. Maybe only learn a few words or phrases at a time till you get it then move onto the next phrase or word.
If it’s still not sticking try to learn something else then come back to it.
Hope that helps and good luck :)