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Plagiarized fics - asking for help from the 1D fandom

Hi everyone! I’m poking my head in your door from the Haikyuu fandom to ask you guys for help. I have spoken to quite a few people in the One Direction fandom thus far and I have been overwhelmed by their kindness, support, and how fast everyone I talked to acted to help me and my friend get this sorted out.

It came to my and my best friend ellessey-writes’s attention (confusing names, sorry! I’m Esselle) this morning that many of our fics had been stolen by the Tumblr/AO3 user Fruxoo, who has since deleted her accounts.

Here are two screenshots of Fruxoo’s fics, posted in April. The first is a direct copy of my story Hunger, completed last June 2016. The second is the summary from Ellie’s story Tea and Sympathy, posted January of this year. The entire text of every fic Fruxoo stole has been copied almost exactly word for word from our fics, changing only the names and other relevant character info.

I messaged her privately and asked that she post an explanation on Tumblr, as well as replace the text of her stolen works with links to our respective stories, in order to notify any readers who enjoyed these works. Unfortunately, she didn’t respond. Now that she has taken everything down, that’s no longer possible.

It would mean the world to Ellie and I if people would help spread the word about what happened. Last year, between the two of us, we wrote 626,000 words. We poured all our energy and love (and time!) into these stories, and to have someone copy them word for word, lie to people who were kind enough to comment or send asks as if they had thought up the ideas on their own, and interact with other people in the 1D fandom based off of love for OUR writing, is devastating to us both. This was going on for at least 2.5 months.

Besides the two stories listed above, we know As Long As You’re Smiling was actually copied from ellessey-writes​​‘s fic The Chronicles of the Virgin Asahi. We think this is the first fic they grabbed, due to the note on the summary. Here is a masterpost of all Ellie’s works from last year, and a link to her AO3.

They also took my incubus story Dreamless and reposted it as Lilin. This fic was posted as a part of a collab for my close friend’s artwork. reallycorking​​ drew this (VERY NSFW) art as part of a 30 day challenge, and the two of us worked together for a full month on Dreamless. Here is my fic masterpost for last year, and a link to my AO3.

I wanted to share links to the rest of our work because we don’t know how many stories she stole (it seemed like there were around 10 in total). We didn’t even have time to make a note of everything before she removed her accounts. So we don’t know what people read and might want to re-find (if there’s any interest cross-fandom).

Again, the One Direction fandom has been so incredibly supportive (Gina, Ange, phd-mama, Emmi, Lisa and everyone who was so helpful and understanding). Ellie and I started off the morning crushed, and now I have comments in my inbox on the fics that were stolen, and asks on Tumblr showing support, and it’s nearly brought me to tears. Thank you all so much. If anyone who sees this would be kind enough to get the word out there in any way (reblogs, just telling your friends who’ve read these stories, anything!!), we’d be incredibly grateful.

THANK YOU, to everyone who takes the time to read this.

On Keith and leaving Allura behind

One thing I’ve always wanted to clear up is the ‘Keith is cold-hearted’ thing. I can see how the scene of him being ready to leave Allura behind might come across as such, to quote Hunk: “Keith, that’s cold-hearted even for you.” 

But that is not how things actually are. Let me explain why he acted the way he did back then, because Keith has had just as many emotions about it as everyone else. 

Keith is rational, observant and tends to state stuff exactly as it is, with all facts lied out to make sure that everyone gets the whole picture. (see: how he explained his board in s1e1, how he argues with Lance at the beginning of s1e3 etc.) He has been known to accept critique pretty well - he actively tries to work on his temper (“patience yields focus”) and accepted that Lance’s plan was better than his in s1e7. In turn, however, he expects people to treat him the same way. If there isn’t any evidence to contradict it, he takes things people tell him at face value and accepts them as facts. It is one of the reasons him and Lance clash often, Keith can be found constantly correcting Lance’s statements and Lance doesn’t appreciate that. 

This is coupled with his rational personality. I have no doubt that part of that comes from having been forced to grow up without a family and people to comfort him when he was feeling lost, he has had to deal with reality screwing him over quite a lot of times already. He is extremely cautious and protective of his friends when a possible threat appears (see: how he placed himself in front of the team when Klaizap appeared in s1e2), probably exactly because he knows that when they are gone, they are gone. That happened to his dad, that happened to Shiro. 

And now he thinks the same thing has happened to Allura.

It is not that he doesn’t want to help her - because he does. He really does, he even said so himself. (And he wasn’t lying. We all know that Keith is an absolutely horrible liar.) In his mind, there were four facts battling with one another: 1) I want to save my friend; 2) “the ship that is headed to Zarkon’s central command?” “the place that’s way too dangerous for us to attack?” (a direct quote from an exchange between Hunk and Keith from s1e10. Keith had accepted that information a fact); 3) we are fighting against an enemy we know next to nothing about; and 4) I am responsible for the entire universe and I can only protect it with Voltron, for which Allura technically isn’t essential. 

So he stands there and goes through all the facts. And he comes to the - absolutely logical - conclusion that it is too dangerous to go to Zarkon’s headquarters. He could lose even more friends. He could lose the universe’s only hope. So he does what he always does: suppress his emotions for the greater good. He did that there, he did it when he decided to give up the blade in s2e8.

But then the others turn against him. We can’t see his face when they begin to vehemently protest against his statement-

-but I have no doubt that it would be serious and reflective. The backlash would have made him reconsider the conclusion he had come to. Because that’s what he does when he faces critique: take a step back and reevaluate. Obviously, fact 2) wasn’t quite right. [Also note how open his body language is, he is more than willing to discuss this.] 

And once the execution of their plan starts, which means an actual chance for getting his friend back, he is right at the front of the group again. 

Keith isn’t cold-hearted. Not at all. Does this look like the face of a cold-hearted person to you?

Because that is the face he made when he came to the conclusion that it would be too dangerous to save Allura. He is not happy about it. He genuinely believed that she was already lost and they were about to condemn the universe for a suicide rescue mission. If there is anything he can do to save his friends, he will do it. Like, seriously - he had never seen Zarkon before that episode. For all he knew, Zarkon could be 5ft tall, wield magic and be immortal. But as soon as he saw a normal-sized Galra in armor, Zarkon suddenly became less of an abstract concept and more of something that he has an actual fighting chance against. Look at how his attitude towards him changed in season 2, at the end of it he volunteered to infiltrate Zarkon’s base on his own!  

(Also. He was the one that asked Allura if she was sure that she wanted to come with them: “I’m sorry, princess, did you say ‘we’?!” in s1e10. He was worried for her. There is no way he didn’t want her back.)

Keith constantly watches out for the greater good. It’s what he told Pidge when she wanted to leave to go look for her family - “everyone in the universe has families!” - and what he did when he gave up finding out about his past in the Trials of Marmora. He pushes his own emotions down because he genuinely believes one person’s life and/or comfort isn’t worth putting the entire universe at risk. And that does not equal being cold-hearted.

tl;dr: Keith has had perfectly valid reasons why he hesitated to go on the rescue mission. He wanted her back just as much as everyone else. He is not a cold-hearted asshole.

in a fashion

he tian x mo guan shan one-shot

tags: swearing, kissing (you know the game they play), set in the future, he tian and guan shan live together in domestic bliss (ha)

synopsismy train was delayed yesterday and i was bored and don’t know what this is but enjoy?


‘Someone’s been baking,’ He Tian says, pleased, tasting sugar and rosemary on Guan Shan’s lips. The apartment smells warm and sweet, a new version of home that is crafting itself out of sense, though the space is unchanged but for the suitcase at the bottom of He Tian’s wardrobe, the cooking appliances starting to fill the kitchen surface, and Guan Shan, stretched out on the sofa and flicking through a magazine.

‘Get off me,’ Guan Shan says, head turned, the kiss broken, hands a pressure on He Tian’s chest, nails pressing into the white shirt. ‘You stink of cigarettes.’

‘People at work were smoking,’ He Tian says. ‘It’s not from me.’  But he pulls away, slightly stung, unfolding himself from where he’d rested a knee and a hand on the sofa, curved himself around Guan Shan’s repose.

He’d promised he’d give it up for his health, but Guan Shan must know it’s easier said than done; he knows He Tian holds a cigarette bracketed between his fingers like a compact life-line. Something to wrap his lips around in lieu of letting words slip from his mouth.  

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anonymous asked:

Hi I'm the annon who asked about you doing spam of kyungsoo being jealous please will you do it thank you ❤️

Hello anon, I’m sorry for keeping you waiting for so long. I just recently got the time to check up on the blog again, I wasn’t in such a great place mentally for the past few weeks but I’ve finally managed to get myself together lol 

I couldn’t find as much gifs as I wanted so I’m apologize for the short compilation.

This is the gif I stumbled upon most repeatedly. As you can see Sehun and Jongin are messing around with the ribbon. Sehun is trying to tie it around Jongin’s neck as some form of joke and for some reason Kyungsoo is not liking it . You can see him clearly pulling Sehun’s elbow away and Jongin laughs instantly in reaction.Throughout the whole thing, Sehun is oblivious to it all and you can see him slightly flinch at Kyungsoo’s unexpected touch. He seems startled for a second there. He let go almost instantly after that.  

Apart from the obvious, which is Kyungsoo’s reaction to the man ( possibly hair stylist?) brushing Kai’s hair in somehow questionable way, what I find most interesting in this gif is Luhan’s subtle reaction. Look at they way Luhan seeks Kyungsoo with his eyes almost instantaneously after witnessing the man’s hand in Kai’s hair. In the third gif you can notice a small somewhat knowing smile tagging at his lips. He looks almost amused at Kyungsoo’s reaction and the whole situation. At this point, Kyungsoo doesn’t realize it and is fully focused on Kai. You can notice the way his eyebrows slightly rise up once he notices what’s going on. Humans tend to do that as instinctive reaction to questionable situations or actions they find unamusing/uncomfortable. Kyungsoo’s stare is open, straight and direct which makes it verge on being more of a glare. If you concentrate on the second gif, you will notice the subtle gulp in his throat. He looks way right after, his eyes  down, arm folded. He licked his lips few times (but not shown in the gif). It most likely translates to Kyungsoo not understanding (liking?) what he saw and it made him nervous, possibly uncomfortable. 

I’ve followed Kyungsoo well enough throughout the years that I’ve grown familiar with his expressions and his overall character. I know that he tends to switch from one emotional expression to another in curt, abrupt and sometimes unexpected manner. It’s a reflection of his reserved nature and possibly his upbringing. Most Asian cultures install in children the habit of self-composure, of modesty even in expression yourself. I was personally raised not to laugh too loudly in polite company, not show anger in public and to keep most of my emotion to myself and it be modest in the manner I express them. 

In this gif, however you look at  it, it looks much more than Kyungsoo being.. well…Kyungsoo. Personally, he seems genuinely annoyed to me in here. The way he shifted his eyes so swiftly to the complete opposite direction while dropping the smile immediately is quite telling. Many find Kyungsoo hard to read and label him as the least expressive of the group but in this exact moment, he is technically wearing his heart of his sleeves. It’s all on his face, easily seen.

This is the most interesting of all the gifs I could find. Bodies are incredibly telling. The subtlety in the way they communicate our most inner, unfiltered feelings is eternally fascinating to me. There was a full video analysis of this moment on YouTube but the creator seems to have deleted their channel. 

I’m sure most shippers remember this interview in which a girl called in. She turns out to be an old acquaintance of Jongin and then they started to talk. She spoke to him in a familiar manner and told of how she and Jongin were friends or used to know each other through school. Some other members started to jokingly tease Jongin about having female friends. Jongin brushed them off, saying that they were just normal classmates/friends or some of the like. Jongin was hunched over the mic the whole time he talked. He spoke in a low shy tone, his shoulders, his eyes and his head all pointing inward and down. He was likely uncomfortable/embarrassed with the attention from everyone or probably from the teasing. During the whole dialogue going on, the rest of members were looking at Jongin and mostly smiling, having pleasant teasing expressions, all with the exception of Kyungsoo. 

Those who know Kyungsoo well, know that he is not the fidgeting nervous type. In fact, he is admirably still in the manner that he sits and carries himself. I find Jongin the most restless of all of the Exo members. He seems to never be able to just sit still which is a total contract Kyungsoo who’s always self-composed and poised with his body and his expressions. 

Funny enough, the opposite happens here and you can clearly see Kyungsoo fidgeting with hands, mouth and nose in the gif below the picture. In different instances, he even touches the mic and his headphones couple times. His eyes kept shifting constantly, never actually focused. He looks unnecessarily restless. Students do that commonly enough during long boring classes or patients in waiting rooms.Most specifically it’s a sign of discomfort,, of nervousness, of not knowing how to react to a certain situation or not knowing what to do with your body. It translates to not wanting to be where you are, of  a desire to be somewhere else away from said source of discomfort.  In other words, Kyungsoo is not feeling comfortable in here. 

I could say that he was simply bored and disinterested with the whole interview and he just wanted to catch on some sleep or get some coffee somewhere outside but interestingly enough, his body didn’t express such blunt discomfort  at the beginning of the interview. Here is some pics of him at the same interview.

He looks interested and happy enough to be there. However the sudden almost instant change in his body language the moment Jongin’s old female friend came on air is quite noticeable and..questionable. Whenever one could argue if he was jealous or not is not something that can’t be determined ( unless one is a mind-reader lol) but I personally feel safe enough to assume that he didn’t like the obvious familiarity of the dialogue between Jongin and this girl. Kyungsoo simply felt and looked out of place during the whole exchange and that’s proof enough for me.

I apologize again anon for the belated response and I hope this answered your ask. Have a good day :)

anonymous asked:

do you have favorite old ah/rt videos that are like mavin classics? I'm sort of new and I don't know which old videos to go back and watch

i do!! this list is probably gonna be all over the place timewise bc my definition of “old” goes from 2012 to 2015, and i’m gonna try to separate it into general series/videos that are good, and specific moments that are good. links will be in the name and direct to playlists when available, specific vid if not. and, fair warning, i’m gonna throw a couple of links to tweets/pictures in this too. replies should be enabled if anyone has something they want to add! readmore for length

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larrie receipts masterpost

This is going to be an very long post. I’m making this for myself and for others to be able to go back and find some of the truly horrible and disgusting things larries on Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter have all said about Louis, Harry, Freddie, Briana, Danielle, and more, sometimes directly to them via their social media. Warnings for drama, abuse accusations, rape accusations, wishing for death/harm towards Freddie and Briana, very gross language and insults, ableist language, and stalking. If there’s anything else I should have a warning for, please let me know.

To anyone who wants to get mad at me for including screenshots and links to their posts, your blog is public, this website is public. If you don’t want to have people take screenshots of your posts, try refraining from posting such awful things :)

For reference for anyone who doesn’t know, this is a pretty good post to explain why people believe larry is real and Freddie isn’t Louis’ son. That post sums up the reasons all of these people featured in this masterpost said all of these things. I guess it’s up to you if you think it’s justifiable. Also, if you have anything to add on to this (especially as we weeks go on and larries get grosser and grosser as we’ve seen them do

To start, there isn’t room for screenshots but honestly, search any larrie’s blog for the word Briana. It’s vile. 

Bromanceshmomance accusing Briana of date rape if Freddie is really Briana and Louis’ son. 

Literally hoping Freddie will die.

larryalbum wishing for an entire family to “choke.”

Srslycris accusing antis of all being Trump supporters

Everything about this. Ableist language, horrible insults, accusing Briana of faking her Instagram hack.

The way they’re talking about Briana, saying “she’s a fake mother and an ex beard…even leaving out the fact that she’s the most un-interesting, bland, nothing human being on the planet, her situation makes her utterly unlikeable to everyone.” A ridiculous amount of insults and bullying for just one post. From verily-i-say. 

Much, much more under the cut. 

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nessaelanesse  asked:

Hey, I'm really sorry to bother you and I hope I'm not out of line but I just read your newest post about your stomach and I'm curious... Do you have any idea what's wrong? See, I've got something similar and for the last year and a half I've been living on rice, chicken and the few veggies that don't make me sick. I've lost a third of my original weight, but all the doctors I've gone too have no idea what's wrong! Which is why I'm asking. I hope I'm not out of line and I wish you the best day!!

Not a damn clue. My diagnosis currently ranges from “you’re overweight try losing weight” (no longer valid since I dropped fucking 20lbs in a month and likely wasn’t valid for most of my symptoms to begin with) it’s “just” IBS (a chronic condition unto itself which too few people including doctors seem to realize and dismiss as non life impacting simply because it’s “common”) leaky gut caused by allergies (previously thought to be celiac but repeatedly tested negative for) chronic GERD (somewhat more under control than it was to the point when I am off my meds which worsened the other symptoms) vocal chord dysfunction (previously misdiagnosed as asthma which before that was misdiagnosed as purely anxiety when in fact the reason I was panicking was because I couldn’t breathe) “it’s just anxiety” (which yes I have anxiety, but I’ve realized a LOT of it was being caused by allergies causing a near constant adrenaline response so that was fun. Nice to know I was on sedatives as a teenager because no one bothered to listen to me when I said eating XYZ hurt), hormonal problems (despite my hormones always being “normal”), and last but not least “I mean, it could be fibromyalgia or an autoimmune disease, your symptoms are kind of hard to pin down”. That latter part being a direct quote from a doctor. 

I’ve also had severe issues with my teeth, which since I have switched to a holistic dentist, have largely been resolved. (Still in pain, but every time he does something my health bounces up a notch so it’s a process I’ll be working with him toward fixing over the next few years. He even suspects I might have been getting mercury poisoning from some seriously dangerously over the limit leaking amalgam fillings I got in my early teens. He’s also the only dentist willing to remove my root canal teeth because they’ve never fully healed.)

So. Yea. I have some of my own possible theories that it might be SIBO which many doctors here in the US seem reluctant to even admit is a real thing (my current dr certainly doesn’t and will not test for it despite it being an easy culture test to do) and some possible genetic fuckery/immune system bullshit. Both my parents are extremely ill people with very similar issues, my dad even has an autoimmune disease he doesn’t care enough to even remember the name of so I can’t just narrow the field and test directly for that. Thanks dad.

The difference between me and them is I am actively trying to get a diagnosis and claw some semblance of health/sanity back before I turn into a hermit resigned to dying young. 

A big thing for me seems to be allergies/intolerances which have sprung up in the last few years. (Rice is the first thing doctors recommend for eating “plain” food but it’s actually a huge trigger food for a LOT of people) Eating only organic seems to have helped (suggesting a preservative allergy, which my allergist just kind of said “I believe you, but there’s no reliable test for it so just…don’t eat them”) 

Which is where you find me at now, two years down the rabbit hole of trying to get an accurate diagnosis. As for asking questions, it’s entirely okay to ask questions. I’ve pretty much wound up documenting my chronic health issues because a) it was helping me to keep track of things and then b) my blog got popular due to shenanigans and then a bunch of other people started going “HEY ME TOO” and we’ve created a sort of exhausted support group for each other and also c) the number of people who message me on a daily basis to tell me it helps them to know they are not alone is just…I’ve cried twice today at some of the messages I’ve gotten, and at the time of typing this it’s not even noon. 

I do not mind being public with any of this because gods help me if someone can figure out some small puzzle piece of their life from me falling apart then in some small way it will be worth it. Cause I know what that feeling is like. And I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Chronic health issues are so incredibly isolating.

So yea…next step I’m off to see a natruopathic/functional medicine doctor (yes I made sure they are licensed physicians and not just crazy hippies) in the hopes that she might have some answers for me, or is at least willing to listen to me, which uh, yeah, the more you refuse to accept suffering to be your way of life, many doctor’s don’t seem to appreciate. I had my GI doctor tell me I shouldn’t google my symptoms and just accept the fact that the meds he prescribed for the chronic GERD would dissolve my intestines which, hahahahah, ha. No. I do not accept that. Not even a little bit.

katsukinks-deactivated20170617  asked:

Hello~ Welcome to the imagine blogs clique ^^ (Lol is that a thing even a thing?). Anyway, can I request head canons on how would bakugou react if he accidentally hurt his s/o? Good luck with your blog <3

Thank you my Dear! It’s a thing, definitely :D if it hasn’t by now, it became one yet! I saw you’re writing some stuff as well 😃 keep up your writing my friend!

Now, your headcanons and I smell some angst in here ~

I ended up doing some kind of scenario-headcanons? Does such a thing even exist? I hope you don’t mind 😃😜

 

  • It happened during one of the many training fights in class. Just because they’re his s/o doesn’t mean he would go easy on them, he very well knew that they’re a capable hero
  • Of course he would never hurt them, or so he thought, till this one fateful day in summer came. It was super hot and he was sweating a lot, an awful lot. A lot of sweat for Bakugou means a lot of potential for explosions. He was of course aware of that and not particularly unhappy about it
  • Since he’s the great King of Explode Kills, of course he can control his outburst, or so he thought
  • Until they caught him off guard
  • Usually s/o is using long distance attacks, so he was not prepared to be touched. Boy, he was screaming like a little girl when it happened, not because he was scared, because he kind of knew that he fucked up now
  • He flexed, which caused a huge explosion, sending him and his s/o both flying into different directions. All he could see before he was blown in the opposite direction, was his s/o’s surprised face and a desperate attempt to cover it with their arms
  • Shit. He. Fucked. Up. Big deal this time
  • Naturally he’s sprinting to their side, cursing a lot, kind of insulting them how they could be so stupid to touch him during a goddamn summer battle
  • Cursing stops abruptly the second he sees the burns on their skin. For fucks sake how could that happen, how could he let that happen
  • He doesn’t care jackshit about people being injured during training fights, it’s their own godforsaken stupidity. But this is his s/o and for the first time, he feels like he’s the one being stupid
  • He is the one in charge to make sure such things don’t happen to them, how can he be the cause of it
  • Whenever his s/o is around after that incident, he actually starts being self-conscious. What if he hurts them again, obviously his fucking self-control is not as great as he thought
  • Feeling devastated is not a familiar feeling to Bakugou, it kind of makes him feel vulnerable and it bruises his ego. He is actually damn confused
  • Tries to keep his s/o at some distance, even though he knows he’s just being a pussy like that. Every time they try to touch him, he hisses at them
  • Eventually they would have a huge fight because s/o doesn’t really know what’s going on. They try to reassure him that they’re all right, but he’s in a state of self-denial and god knows he’s a stubborn cunt
  • Lot’s of sleepless nights because he knows he’s being a dick, but he never learned how to deal with those feelings
  • How can he call himself a fucking gooddamn hero, if he isn’t even able to restrain himself enough to not hurt the person he actually loves?

A/N - Hey, here’s the deal. I’ve been more focused on Fallout writing for awhile, but I’ll definitely stop doing that and work on AC stuff. Meanwhile, these are preferences from my Quotev account (so, older than most of my stuff) I don’t think they’re too bad, but I haven’t read them for awhile so… sorry if they are. I love you all and thank you for following this blog despite my inactivity and laziness.

Altair Ibn La'Ahad (Assassin’s Creed)

You ran down the dusty path, clouds of dust rising up from wherever your feet landed. You cried for help as a man clad in white robes pursued you from the rooftops. To everyone you passed, you appeared to be a crazy woman, as such, they paid you no mind, offering only a glance before returning to their work. You were simply trying to survive another day, but they couldn’t see the threat-literally-looming over you.

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anonymous asked:

I read Honenuki got in through recommendation like todoroki and yaoyorozu why do you think he ended up in class B instead of A?

Oh, I’m pretty sure the sorting is somewhat casual - I say somewhat because I think the classes are made trying to keep the overall strength balanced between the two groups, but that’s about it? It’s not like class A is inherently better than class B just because they’re called “A”, it’s mentioned more than once during the story that the potential should be overall the same and the only difference is the battle experience class A has

Anon said: holy shit I lose my shit bc of that text of yours. I mean I knew already how the case was between Baku and Kiri, but it still hit my heart to read that all in one text. I’m so blessed welp X’D

I nearly cried while writing it so guess what you’re not alone anon we can cry together ( ձ ̥̥̥ ヘ ձ ̥̥̥ )

Anon said:  I started watching BNHA because I love your art and I wanted to understand it (came for Haikyuu!! stayed for everything) and oh wow I’m only 7eps in so far but I really like it!!!! Thank you! Your art is incredible keep up the good work! : D

AHHHH THANK YOU!!!!!! I’m glad you’re liking it!!!!!!!!!!!! <3<3

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murder-butts-and-funfetticake  asked:

Hi!! Sorry to bother you but I found your blog yesterday by pure chance and I have questions that I hope you can help me with. I've been trying to figure out my religion a bit and I wanna be a witch but also, i'm not sure if I should worship deities. Like I wanna worship Loki because I connect enough with him to name myself after him, but is that too odd? Is it disrespectful to be so assumptive to take his name?? Also how to I communicate with him? Thank you for your time

Not a bother at all! Ok, I’m gonna go at this in the order you wrote it.

1. Yay! Happy you found me.

2. Yay! You’re exploring your spirituality, good for you!

3. Just fyi, witchcraft doesn’t have to have anything to do with your religion if you don’t want it to. There are secular witches, as witchcraft isn’t a religion itself, but it can be tied into religion. Like, I’m a polytheist and also a witch, but I was a witch before I was a polytheist. Worshiping deities is it’s own little area of your life, and that’s something you don’t have to do unless you want to, but given your interest in Loki, I’m assuming you want to.

4. I can’t say if it’s odd or not to name yourself after Loki. Some people might tell you it’s disrespectful, but I’m certainly not going to, because it’s your identity and your name, and you have a right to decide what your calling is no matter what anyone says, so yeah. I’ve never known anyone who took their name from a god they worshiped before, I’ve known people who have incorporated Loki into their name in other ways, such as a secondary name like: Lokkasdottir, Lokkason, Lokison, Lokisdottir. In this way it marks them as a child of Loki and gives Him the designation of parent/family member. Personally, and this is just what I think, you don’t have to follow this at all though it’s entirely up to you, I would wait and get to know Loki first before taking His name as your own. I don’t know if you’ve read the histories and stories of the Norse Mythology or made any moves toward Loki yet, but it’s always a good idea to do your research before making a big decision. It might also be a good idea to get to know the rest of the pantheon too, and look into Loki’s family (Sigyn, Angrboda, Hel, Jormungandr, Fenris Wolf, Vali and Narfi) and of course the main deities of the Norse Pantheon are good to get familiar with, because where one goes, the others are sure to follow. ^_^ I’d like to point you in the direction of @lokeanwelcomingcommittee and @askalokean for Loki information and other people to talk to about NorsePaganism and possible Rokkatru would be: @answersfromvanaheim @edderkopper @anaisnein @thetricksterpath @northern-seidmadr (they are a Christopagan but super smart about their pagan/witchy things, keep that in mind) @wodneswynn and their partner @runicbasso also Runicbasso’s heathen blog is @wyrdwanderings. Let’s see. Who else? @grumpylokeanelder is a good place to do some reading, they haven’t been active in several months, but it’s a great place to learn stuff. Also, great network for safe blogs in the heathen community to follow is @valkyriesquad they have an ever growing list of safe heathens and regularly alert the community to neo-nazi/fascist scum to be blocked and reported. A few other Loki following friends are @lokewight  @loka-bre-nna @astralokean @elreki @meadwolf @ There are more heathen blogs I know, but off the top of my head I can’t remember. (I’m sorry if I’ve forgotten you, friends! My brain cannot brain atm.)

Anyway, I hope that helps you and gets you off to a good start. Thanks for coming to me with your question, I’m honored to assist you. Come back anytime!

probably an unpopular opinion on the RvB15.5 cliffhanger

*takes a deep breath because I really don’t mean this to stir up discourse, I just… feel like I have to say it. It’s only my opinion.*

(this ended up being a lot longer than expected sorry)

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anonymous asked:

1. Hey Sasha! You're one of the most level headed people in this fandom, so I'm sending this your way. What do you think of Harry's promo? I see a lot of people hating how it's portraying him and how he's getting all this promo when the other boys aren't. A lot of that frustration is being turned towards bitterness towards/against Harry

2. And I just find it frustrating that when stuff goes down like this portions of fandom will place the blame on that specific boy (Liam in attitude, Zayn and the entirety of him leaving). Why do you think the fandom will blame their team on certain topics then place their blame/frustrations on the boys themselves. I’ve seen so many people placing their bitterness and frustrations on Liam, Zayn and now H. I just don’t understand why they suddenly think in these instances the boys have control?  3. Which, I’m not saying H had hate directed towards him as bad as Zayn did during his time of leaving, the other 4 will never experience that level of racism prejudice, no matter how hard a lot of the larr*** pretend otherwise. I just find it astounding that the fandom cherry picks what the boys do and don’t have control over, even now during their hiatus. Sorry this was so long, love you and your blog btw. I love seeing you on my dash and cutting through the bullshit when shit hits the fan. ❤️


Hi Nonnie. Well thanks. I am trying to do better and be calmer and more detached. Because, I think that’s for the best in this fandom, which is kind of a sad statement. But as Louis would say, it is what it is.

It’s an ongoing point of frustration that the fandom as a whole doesn’t avail themselves of the information available to them. If people weren’t busying themselves being tired and basic, they would’ve known exactly what to expect with solo Harry. What I mean is, there’s already been one major solo rollout–Zayn. And from that experience we should’ve learned that we shouldn’t expect enlightening revelations or the truth. The best we can hope for is good music, overall success, pretty new pix and a few cute moments. So I find people’s shock at Harry’s heterocentric promo tiresome.

That said, it’s a pretty comprehensive launch so far. He’s doing more promo and more performances. I know the goal is the holy grail of music–a number 1 in the US–because $$$. So, let’s get to number 1, hopefully with minimal bullshit. But some bullshit is expected.

Harry and Zayn are saddled with different narratives. And in the grand scheme of 1DHQ’s WTF scheming, who knows why they’ve gone out of their way to hold Zayn back (I’ve said before I think the anxiety narrative is bullshit)? Was it punishment for being rebellious? Was it strictly for narrative purposes? Remember, Harry was the one 1DHQ singled out for stardom. Business-wise, it’s not a good look for him to crash and burn, even if 1DHQ is portraying themselves as totally out of the picture. They NEED to look like good judges of talent and the “it” factor. It’s a future business thing. It’s ongoing good PR for them. Likewise, Zayn was singled out to be the stereotypical brooding mysterious hot guy that girls wanna save. I doubt 1DHQ wants to abruptly abandon the narrative they worked to put in place. So all that could be part of it. 

As for why the fandom is so blatantly unfair? I guess because it’s easier to be a shitty little drama queen than a person who thinks rationally and acknowledges things for what they are. That’s the way of the world. Society will reward a dumb messy bitch faster than a smart tough broad. Look at Donald vs Hillary. Dumb messy bitches have been having a moment for a hot minute.

I personally continue to believe all 5 members of 1D are absolutely not in control of their own images rn. And that impacts the way they’re portrayed in the press. Y’all can brace yourselves to walk this path yet again because Liam’s got next and I guarantee you it won’t be any better in the media or in the fandom.

anonymous asked:

What do you know about kin? I'd like you to tell me everything you can if you don't mind. I'm fairly new to all of this and it's a bit strange.

Ooooh boy ^^;;

Long Post Ahead!

What is Otherkin?: Otherkinity is the belief that one is nonhuman in some way shape or form. For some it is a spiritual belief, for some it is a coping mechanism for mental illness, for some it has to do with past lives and others it’s just how they feel and who they are. 

It is only directed to those who are kin with something that isn’t on this current plane, for example dragons, or griffins, or a fictional character(also known as fictionkin), just not a currently living animal.

With the tumblr community, however, otherkin seems to be a branch term for the therian, otherkin and fictionkin communities, which brings me to my next point.

What is a Therian?: A therian is someone who believes they are nonhuman, the same ways as mentioned above, however this is strictly animals currently living(or animals that have gone extinct but have been on this world for lack of better words). For example; cats, dogs, horses, whales, the list goes on. Just like otherkin (quoted from above), “For some it is a spiritual belief, for some it is a coping mechanism for mental illness, for some it has to do with past lives and others it’s just how they feel and who they are.”

What is Fictionkin?: Just as otherkinity is otherworldly creatures or beings and therianthropy is for currently living creatures, fictionkin applies to fictional characters! I cannot say I fully understand it even though I myself am fictionkin, but I will say that a fictionkin identity is most definitely valid!

I won’t say all, but the high majority of otherkin and therians know that they are physically human.

I tried to cover that part the best I could, ah ;; Um, here are some other need-to-know things

  • Otherkin is not related to the trans community. There can be trans otherkin.
  • Otherkin is not a gender, nor is it related to gender. 
  • Not all otherkin are mentally ill. Some otherkin are.
  • Otherkin are not oppressed.
  • Not all otherkin are ‘teenagers just searching for attention’, to be quite honest only troll blogs are seeking attention(by making terrible troll accounts) and yes there are teens but this has been around (documented) since the 1960′s and there are many people in the community older than their teen years.

Umm.. Dunno what else to put on THAT subject.. now I’ll get into some other stuff I guess.

Are there ways to connect more with your kin?

  • Meditation
  • Astral Projection
  • Through Dreams
  • Will add more as I learn

What are Astral Limbs?

Not to be confused with Phantom Limbs (limbs felt by those who have lost a limb), Astral Limbs are the limbs that one would feel related to their kintype. For example, I feel my wings, horns, tail, snout, claws and feathers for my dragonself. They aren’t really there but I can feel them. These aren’t felt by all kin out there, though many that I’ve spoken to do feel them.

Can your kintypes affect your diet?

Yes! They can, and here are a series of kin food blogs to sate your kin needs ^^ kinfoodthe-kin-dinertheriancafe​ And I’ll add more as I find!

How do I find out that I’m kin?

Sorry lovelies, but there’s no way I could help you for sure. You can do research on the otherkin and therian communities and do research on what you are thinking your kintype might be. You could meditate as well, though I really wouldn’t know. It’s something you need to find out on your own I’m afraid.

Can you have more than one kintype?

Yes! It is a term known as being ‘polykin’, which I am! Basically it means you have more than one kintype, and there is no set amount out there! You could have fourty, you could have just two, it literally doesn’t matter how many you have. 

I don’t know the specifics of my kintype, do I still count?

Yes you do! Just because you don’t know what breed you were or what you looked like, it doesn’t make you any less valid!!

Is it normal to exhibit behaviors of my kintype?

Yep! Not all do I’m sure, but feeling territorial or a bit defensive around people or food or just showing any signs at all isn’t unheard of. Even wanting to fly, wanting to bite things, wanting to claim things as yours, they’re all normal! However, you cannot go biting people or destroying things when you’re upset or jumping off of high places when you want to fly! Keep in control of your behaviors and be careful friends.

Sooo, I can’t think of anything else. If anyone has any more questions or concerns about the post please let me know! Also, check out the blogs kin-assistance and everykin for more useful information, positive posts and hate/troll blogs to look out for!

mvlfxy-deactivated20170225  asked:

hi serra!! sorry if i'm bothering u may just ignore this tbh but i was just wondering if u have any drarry fic with background pansy/ginny. not necessarily them being together but they play major role in the fic. (them being together and matchmaking the boys is a bonus tho!) btw i really like your blog!!! 💖

Thank you so much! Here are some fics i can remember that have Ginny/Pansy as side pairing :)

It Was We Who Were The Cliché (But We Carried On Anyway) by ignatiustrout (31k)
When the reconciled Black sisters go on holiday together, Andromeda entrusts Draco, rather than Harry, with five year old Teddy Lupin for three weeks. Harry is convinced she made the wrong choice, and he decides the way to fix this is simply to keep turning up at the manor and refusing to leave Draco alone.

Pub Night by sdk (7k)
In a cramped loo at The Bitter End, what Harry and Draco do is only about one thing: getting off. …Isn’t it?

The Lesbian Muffin Debacle by abusing_sarcasm (7k)
Pansy and Ginny have a muffin-induced potions accident and Draco and Harry are stuck watching their love life from the sidelines – quite literally. Fortunately, they’re able to give each other a hand.

Be It Sunny Days Or Stormy Nights by bafflinghaze (16k)
Harry and Draco are good friends: Harry annoys Draco and Draco insults him back. But slowly, Harry starts to realise just how important Draco is in his life and discovers that relationships need not follow strict lines.

Shameless by QueenyMidas (49k)
Coming around on his third year in the local Escort service, Draco gets a new client that surprises him. Harry Potter, after having dropped out of the Auror academy a few years back, finds his life without direction or meaning when he orders a helping hand. Along with an Auror investigation gone wrong, once-separated lives intertwine again in a mess of scandal and moral ambiguity. EWE, disregarding Colin’s death.

Choices that are best made in the moonlight by Teatrolley (4k)
Harry never imagined that he’d someday know the feeling of Draco’s smiling lips against his own, or be able to replicate the exact tone of his during-sex laughter in his mind. Even then, he especially never imagined that, were he to ever know those things, he were also to be without them again.
Or, in other words: Harry and Draco break up.

c r a v e by epsilonargus (11k)
‘You are pushing me away to what, protect me? You’re lying, Draco, and worse, you’re fucking lying to yourself. You’re scared. You’re scared of wanting me.’ He laughs, hollow. ‘Godric, why do I have to go and fall in love with a bloody Slytherin?’ – A story in which Draco is too scared to reach out for what he wants. Featuring Veela!Draco.

With a Little Help From My Friends by Sophia_Clark (5k)
Harry hates Draco and Draco hates Harry. Right?

Veritaserum Truth or Dare by ElectricBlueLilies (2k)
The returning eighth years bond over a game of Truth or Dare.

Also this tumblr ficlet by lovely @svlvzvr

anonymous asked:

god bless you and your scenarios!!🙌😭 since you're really one of the best scenarios blog,, i'm going to request a Namjoon scenario where he always change like one day he's the perfect boyfriend and then the next day he acts like you're nothing to him? and you have enough of it so you decide to pack some stuff to take a break of him (?¿) but he try to stop you? since my english isnt that great i dont know if it makes sense ://

Originally posted by jeonjam

OMG, thank you so much!!! I really hope I don’t disappoint. This scenario makes great sense, and I definitely wouldn’t have thought of it by myself. Thank you for the request~

Words: 989

He was ignoring you again today. Namjoon didn’t even seem to notice that you were alive, and it was starting to become more and more reoccurring as of recently. Some day’s he’d been good, he’d make dinner, set a bath for you and even told you he loved you. But for the past week or so, he’d been rude, cold and when you went out together he wouldn’t even look at you.

What was up with him? This was definitely not usual behavior for someone like Namjoon. He was so kind and gentle. For a few days, you’d thought maybe he was having a rough time at work. As of lately, you knew it wasn’t that. 

He arrived home later today, causing you to worry a little. You’d had no idea where he’d been, and he wasn’t calling you. Dinner had been waiting for over 2 hours, because you thought he’d be happy to know it was finished early.

He walked right past the kitchen, not even sparing a glance in your direction. You felt your feelings falter a little, disappointed that he was still acting cold.

“Namjoonah,” you called. There was no reply, so you went over to the living room where he’d walked. He’d turned on the TV, and crashed on the sofa. Feeling angry, you went in front of the TV and blocked his view.

“Why didn’t you call if you were going to be late? I made dinner, it’s cold now.”

He shrugged, motioning with his hand for you to move out of the way. You didn’t.

“Can you move? I’m trying to watch TV.”

“What’s with you? You’ve been acting so terrible lately.”

He sat up, irritated with your accusation. “What’s with this? You’re annoying.”

“Okay,” you nodded your head. “I’m annoying.”

Walking off, Namjoon laid back down and  picked up the remote. You went to the room you both shared, taking a bag from under the bed and throwing a few clothes into it. For the past few day’s you’d been wondering if it was best to leave him. He wasn’t acting like himself, so you were honestly fed up with it.

Slinging the bag over your shoulder, you took your phone out of your bag and whisked through your contacts.

“What are you doing with that bag?” Namjoon came through the door, leaning on the frame. You whirled around, pressing your moms contact.

“Leaving.” You murmured simply, holding the phone up to your ear. His eyes flickered with emotion for a moment, before snatching your phone out of your hands and ending the unanswered call.

“Namjoon, what the hell? Why do you care now?” You threw your bag down, and he opened it up, dumping out the contents of the bag and placing them back in the proper place.

“Don’t leave,” he stood up, holding his arms out as if he were going to hug you.

“No, no, no. Do you even know how you’ve been acting? I want a break.”

“Let’s not go there. I’m just so tired, I thought you would understand… I’m sorry. I was taking everything out on you and-”

You cut him off. “Just save it. Of course I understand you, of all people. How long have we been together? 4 years, Namjoon. 4. You never act like this. Not once in 4 years!”

“I’m worn out!” He raised his voice, causing you to flinch in uneasiness. “Taking care of a job and relationship is hard!”

“Trust me, I know! Don’t think we’re not in the same position.” You snapped stuffing things back into the empty bag on the floor. You took your phone back, deciding not to call your mom until you were away from Namjoon.

“This break will be good. If you’re having a hard time taking care of our relationship, then how about not having one to take care of at all? I’ll call you, when I want to come back.” You slipped past him, walking towards the front door. You opened the door, about to leave. When you were sure you’d have a clean break for now, Namjoon closed the door after you.

He leaned against it, crossing his arms tightly across his chest. “Don’t leave.”

“Come on, why can’t you see what I’m getting at? I’m literally giving you the freedom to do whatever you want. Go sleep with a girl or two, find out what you want. I feel like you don’t even want to be in this relationship, so why are you trying to save it?”

Namjoon slammed his fist against the door, and you pulled his hand down back to his side. “You’re telling me to go sleep with other girls? Do you even hear yourself? Does this mean you’re going to go sleep with other guys? I don’t want the freedom to do whatever I want! Let’s just talk about this for awhile.”

You gave in, following him to the sofa and sitting at one end while he sat on the other. Placing your bag down by your feet, you looked at your hands in your lap.

“Lately I’ve been a shitty person, I know. I have no excuses at all. I’m a bad boyfriend, and I’m sorry. (Y/N)ah, I know I won’t be able to make you feel better, but please don’t leave. We can work on this together. Why do we need to spend time apart? I don’t want to see other girls. I want you, you’re all I want.”

You looked over at him, sighing loudly. “Why don’t you act like you want me, then? What’s your problem? I want to help you, Namjoon. I want to make you feel better, but I can’t if you don’t tell me.”

“I’ll be fine. I promise to tell you the next time I’m not okay.” He leaned closer to you, holding out a hopeful hand. You placed your hand in his, and he squeezed it tightly.

feminist-sugarprincess  asked:

Hey daddy!! I absolutely love your posts! I'm new to sugaring so your blog is extremely helpful &very entertaining to read :') but I have one thing, I live in Italy and it's hard to find a good SD on SA there's not many choices and most of them (c)

Most of them are salty or young and bored. I really want a local SD and I know I can find one on tinder but I’m not sure how to go about trying to get one on tinder like what I would write in my bio or how to mention the arrangement ©

because tinder is much less straight forward than SA.& I was thinking of making a different facebook for it with a different name, would really love to hear your thoughts about this,©

I’m sorry this is so long thank you for taking the time to read it in advance😙😙 hope you’re having a good day daddy❤❤❤❤

 As I contemplated your question, I realized that there are two ways you can use tinder to find a sugar daddy.  The first, which is what I would call the “free styling approach”.  Using this approach, you would not state in your profile that you are a sugar baby looking for a sugar daddy; instead you are more “indirect”, perhaps merely hinting that you are looking to be “spoiled” or that you are looking for “an older gentleman” who appreciates the company of a lovely young woman.  I never really gave that approach much thought before now, so I don’t know whether it would work.  I think the danger is that you end up landing a guy who is as salty and/or looking for a hook up and nothing more.

The second approach, which I think is more “productive”, is to disclose that you are a sugar baby looking for a sugar daddy.  I like the directness of that approach and it allows you to get to the point quickly in your messages if and when you do match a guy.  I have done several posts regarding using tinder to land a sugar daddy, and I will give you links to them below.  If you go with the direct approach, I think that you will find my collection to be very useful and helpful for the various issues that may come up!  So, in no particular order, here they are:

Besides outright stating I’m a SB, what else should I put on my Tinder profile to attract sugar daddy’s? (advocating a very short profile for a tinder account)

How do I get a sugardaddy on tinder?  (be direct in your profile, disclosing that you are a sugar baby looking for a sugar daddy.  Also has tips on how to set up the profile, “search settings” and the use of a “fake” FB account for your sugar name – just as you pointed out above)

I have a match on tinder with an 48y man and I think he’s a sd. I haven’t told him yet I’m a sb but I think he suspects that.  (what to do if a sugar daddy contacts you, including a sample message to “get to the point” about looking for an arrangement/allowance)

I have a POT I met on tinder asking for a face picture and I’m nervous because I usually don’t send face pictures before I meet them in person  (discussion of pros and cons about using and sending face pictures on tinder)

I met a POT on Tinder a few weeks ago, I stopped talking to him because he seemed more “vanilla” than SD. But he’s reached out to me recently (this discusses how to respond to a guy who seems vanilla when you are looking for a sugar daddy; also includes a good sample message to find out for sure if he has SD “tendencies”)

How do you spice up conversation with men on tinder/SA who have nothing in their bio that you can use to your advantage to spice up the conversation?  (Don’t you hate it when a guy that you just matched starts off with “hey, what’s up?” lol!  This gives you some thoughts on how to “spice things up” and get that conversation moving!)

nevermind-i-dont-want-to-know  asked:

Hey I just want to say that I really love your blog! And since I'm a sucker for puppy pile and pack mom Stiles I was wondering if you could recommend me some fics please? They are my weakness

Why thank you @nevermind-i-dont-want-to-know! We love you back! I firmly believe that every single fic could be made better if you add a puppy pile. It’s science. Also pack mom!Stiles is one of my weaknesses. Let’s be friends. - Anastasia

Originally posted by chloeswiftie-13

(see. friends. heh…)

We recently did an update on the pack mom!Stiles tag.

One More Troubled Soul by Kima

(1/1 I 748 I General I Scott/Liam I Fluff)

The last thing Scott expects at three in the morning is a crying beta.

Puppy Piles FFN

(1/1 I 2.438 I General I No Pairing)

Stiles was away for a week and had no contact with any of the werewolves. He comes back and he gets attacked… By a puppy pile.

Feels Like Belonging by nan

(1/1 I 2,513 I Teen I Sterek I Fluff)

Stiles isn’t sure why all these werewolves think they have access to his bed. The explanation is just. Weird.

Puppy Piles Are For Puppies FFN

(1/1 I  I 2,267 I General I Sterek I Kid Fic)

Stiles and Derek go from saving their baby wolf from Isaac and Jackson’s teasing to hosting a puppy pile.

And If My Heart Should Somehow Stop by AbandonShip

(1/1 I 3,242 I Mature I Sterek I Mates)

While the rest of the pack is happy, Stiles isn’t feeling quite as blissful:

“I think…there’s something wrong with Stiles.” Derek tells her. He puts a hand over his burning chest, feeling a deep sadness in him.

He grunts out in horrible pain and puts his hands on his knees.

“What? How do you know?” Cora asks.

“I JUST KNOW.” Derek ends up yelling. There’s a silence between them.

“…Is he your mate?” Cora asks awkwardly.

Derek groans out in pain again and nods aggressively at her.

Because pot brownies are so last year. by fitzefitcher

(1/1 I 3,463 I Teen I Sterek I Crack)

“Allison, I will seriously shit in your father’s mouth if you don’t tell me what you put in those cookies right now.”

Scattered by dornfelder

(1/1 I 3,498 I Teen I Sterek, Steter I Pre-Slash)

“Derek,” Stiles says. “What is your creepy uncle doing in bed with us?”

Ready Made by orbiting_saturn

(1/1 I 3,925 I Explicit I Sterek I Hurt/Comfort)

“How do you feel?” Derek asks, voice rough and very close.

“Heavy,” Stiles finally answers. Because that’s what he feels. Like his bones are weighting him to the soft bed beneath him, like he’s an anchor sinking deep into silt and water. “Am I high?”

A Pack Thing by triedunture

(1/1 I 4,538 I Teen I Stiles/Everyone I Pack Dynamics)

“Hello! Hi! My name is Stiles Stilinski, and I am apparently catnip for Beta werewolves.” He gives Derek a jaunty wave. “Mind telling me why?”

Derek sticks out his jaw at a stubborn angle, like he doesn’t want to answer. But he finally grinds out, “It’s a pack thing.”

OR

The one where the whole pack wants to scent-mark Stiles. For the Teen Wolf Bingo square, pack: flirting.

All you need is faith and trust (and fairy dust) by MemeKon

(1/1 I 6,249 I Mature I Sterek I Fluff and Angst)

“What you are trying to tell me,” Scott starts, slow. “Is that faeries have cast a spell on Stiles to make him obey any direct orders?”

“Yes.” He answers, closing his eyes briefly to avoid looking at the teenager’s dumbstruck expression.

“Faeries.”

“Yes.”

“Really?”

“No, Scott. I’m making this up just for the hell of it.” He barks.

Of Raccoons and Puppy Piles by colorofakiss

(8/8 I 8,667 I Mature I Sterek, Jydia, Scallison, Berica I Polyamory)

Beacon Hills has a raccoon problem. The wolves end up bunking at Stiles’ house. Stiles didn’t really expect to have the entire pack in his bed that night, but if it kept the raccoons away they could stay.

After The Storm by AbandonShip
(6/6 I 10,224 I Mature I Sterek, Scallison, Lydia/Aiden, Danny/Ethan I Shapeshifters)

The one where Derek takes the pack up to his old winter cottage for vacation, in a town called Beacon Heights:

“Derek! I’m sorry.” Stiles shouts. He looks over his shoulder to see the wolf catching up to him. “I shouldn’t have done that – that was bad! Holy shit! Please don’t kill me!”

All The Little Things. by KindleKane88

(5/? I 12,548 I Mature I Sterek, Scisaac, Lydia/Peter, Allison/Jackson, Berica I Fluff)

Summary: Stiles has a list of the little things that make life worth living. Aka the fic where Stiles talks about all the things he loves. Which includes puppy piles, Derek, pillow forts, free-wifi, and some more Derek. The chapters will range from G rated to mature.

All of the Days by StarSapphireWolf

(3/60 I 13,177 I Explicit I Sterek, Scallison, Scisaac, Berica, Jydia, Melissa/Sheriff I Monster of the Week)

Stiles would have never thought that his life would turn out to be this way. If someone had told him a year ago that he would be taking down monsters with a pack of werewolves, a banshee, and a hunter every other week, he would have laughed in their face and told them they were crazy. But, here he was, chasing down the latest monster of the week and trying not to die, like usual.

(Or the one Monster of the Week story that no one ask for, but will get anyway.)

Summer Skies and Homicide by spacenatural

(6/? I 70,260 I Mature I Sterek, Scallison I BAMF!Stiles)

“So what you’re trying to tell me is-” Stiles hadn’t even begun and Isaac was whimpering, “-not only are dead bodies being dumped in the woods, the hunters renovating a warehouse into a gathering ground, and my arm already having a gaping bullet hole in it, but now I’m also being possessed by a goddamn dog?”

“'Haunted’ by a goddamn dog,” Deaton correctly smoothly through the phone.

Stiles flipped the table.

cryxtheace  asked:

Can I ask where a good place to start learning about world cultures and religions might be? Most of what I can find in my library or online are written by outsiders--especially white people. I feel like there's so much I'm missing. I know I'm very ignorant about anything beyond Baptist Christianity and atheism. I only know fragments of anything else, but I want to write a story that reflects the world I live in. Can you point me in the right direction? Thank you, I'm sorry if this is stupid...

Researching Cultures and Religions

I can only speak to my own group, but for us: the Rabbi Harvey graphic novels, retellings of our humorous stories as if they happened in the Old West, is a good intro to Jewishness. For nonfiction try Leo Rosten’s The Joy of Yiddish, although that’s gonna give you only the Ashkenazi (one subset of Jewish people, from northern Europe) point of view.

For everyone else: “most of what you find online” is by outsiders? I suggest looking for blogs by not-outsiders. Don’t ignore them just because they’re not fiction; they can be a valuable resource.

–Shira

I strongly agree with Shira’s sentiment about just looking for bloggers. There are a lot of popular Youtubers/Tumblr-ers from all walks of life who love sharing about themselves and their religion.

–Yasmin

When it comes to researching Native cultures, check out our Researching Native American Cultures guide.

–Lesya

I think it is difficult if not impossible to find non-biased sources about anything, let alone internally diverse cultures and religions.  Personally I find this particularly frustrating since much writing about Hinduism that comes out of the subcontinent these days is unfortunately steeped in pseudoscience and pseudohistory so I cannot in good conscience recommend that as a reliable source.  

Both inside and outside the Indian subcontinent and diaspora community, some work is good and some is not and without an insider’s knowledge it’s unfortunately exceedingly difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff.  I second the notion of looking for blogs, but that too requires a critical eye for bias which few outsiders will have.  

The most I can suggest at the moment is to take descriptive accounts of practice at face value, but disregard bits where the author is editorializing about things that have nothing to do with practice. Read multiple sources from diverse perspectives.  Hinduism is very community driven, so seek out writers from many backgrounds, and those who eschew the notions of community and lineage entirely.

There is no substitute for the source material—however, no Hindu primary sources are written in English.  Everything you read will be an interpretation: condensed, summarized, filtered through the author or translator’s viewpoint.  The best thing I think you can do is to read translations of the major Hindu epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata, and various folk and mythological tales besides.  Many of these are collected in a number of places.  

The multiplicity of Hindu worldviews is probably best expressed through the stories themselves, and there are of course multiple versions of each, each with slightly or very different perspectives and agendas.  Available translations may be by outsiders and this is okay if they are coming straight from the source material.  Just read multiple translations because one will skip over stuff another leaves in and vice versa.

There is no one perspective on being Hindu or Indian (or anything for that matter).  You’re never going to find the one right way.  Everyone, like an outside writer, is going to have their own interpretation.  

You just have to make sure to listen to their voices first before trying to craft your own viewpoint on what a given culture is.

–Nikhil

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