i still see it floating around on tumblr

rainygary  asked:

Do you have any idea why tumblr keeps constantly (at least seemingly) sabotaging your blog? Is your archyenemy working there or something? It's just really confusing. Is it normal for big blogs to get so much hate from tumblr staff? Hang in there, your blog is really, really good.

Someone at tumblr does not like me, not sure why. I have never heard of a gif post taken down for copyright infringement when I still see all the gifs floating around tumblr but so be it.

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So here’s a snapshot of my pagan posts - Apr. 2, 2015

I think most people find my posts floating around. But there’s actually a collection of everything I’ve written on paganism, polytheisim, and magical theory and practice over the last three or so years. I still write posts, but less now, because as you can see, it’s an extensive set of posts. 

But if there’s a post-length question I can possibly answer, I’ll give it a shot. I do reserve the right not to answer some things. 

Posts are kept at: http://stsathyre.tumblr.com/paganposts

Edit: It should also be noted that some of these posts literally have not been looked at since they were written. I’m not the same person I was at breakfast this morning, let alone the same person I was three years ago. If you spot something problematic. Let me know.


New Posts:

Energy Manipulation

Empath/Empathic posts

Magical Theory and Practice

Tech and Urban witchcraft and polytheism (place to dump spells)

Living the Life

Elements Series (Quick Reference Link)

Ascension

Personal/ Lokean Posts

BUT... HAMILTON COSTUMING CHOICES!!

SO as someone who works in a costume shop, and likes to ignore her other responsibilities by analyzing art, I HAVE A LOT OF THINGS TO SAY ABOUT HAMILTON COSTUMING. Specifically, color symbolization.

(Disclaimer: I have had the insane misfortune of being unable to ever see this musical because I’m still at university, and I make my living in a costume shop (read: poor), so I’m basing my analysis off of pictures and gifs I’ve seen floating around Tumblr/Google Images.)

First, why is Hamilton in green so much? Is this because green is often a color of greed and ambition? Or is it because it’s associated with money, and he’s the Secretary of the Treasury? I feel that it may have to do more with the first one. Hamilton is GREEDY. He wants power and status and purpose in life, and nothing will stand in his way, not even himself (e.g. The Reynolds Pamphlet). His ambition is also what drives him into these higher stations, and the fact that he writes “like he’s running out of time” is the way in which he’s able to manifest these fantasies into reality.

Hamilton is in blue when he meets/marries Eliza. Why? Is it because blue is the color of reliability and responsibility (”Eliza, swear to god, you’ll never feel so helpless”)? Or is it because it’s the color of wisdom and intellectuality? Yes to both. Hamilton is smart, and he says to Burr in “A Winter’s Ball”, “Is it a question of ‘if’, or which one?” in reference to the Schuyler Sisters. So, before he even walks into this party, he knows he’s walking out with a wealthy woman on his arm. The blue color projects the reliability and responsibility outwards to Eliza in order to get her to fall in love, and it projects the wisdom and intelligence inward to show the methodical planning and aptitude that it takes to be Hamilton. The blue ALSO reinforces the idea of Hamilton being an unreliable narrator to the audience (I am ready to defend Hamilton as the main narrator for the whole musical, just say the word), in that we see the color of reliability and wisdom reflected on a character who is self-driven, and sees the world through the lens of “elevating his station”. We are less likely to trust this narrator when we believe that he is not working for the good of the rest of the cast of characters as a whole; just himself.

Jefferson is in purple a lot, but especially in the Cabinet Battle (not sure which one, the pictures I found did not specify, but the exact battle is not important). This could be due to purple being a symbol of wealth or extravagance, but I don’t think this is why Jefferson is clothed in it here. I feel that since Hamilton is our over-arching narrator, we only get the version of Jefferson (and all the other characters) that Hamilton knows/how he chooses to perceive them. Thomas Jefferson may have actually been a pompous asshole all the damn time, or he may have just had some really good points, and Hamilton hated him for it. Which is why I think Jefferson is in purple because it is also a color of pride. The audience/Hamilton’s version is prideful, and the deep, rich purple we get for Jefferson helps to play him as a character of deep pride (”such a blunder sometimes it makes me wonder why I even bring the thunder”).

MEANWHILE, Burr is brown and neutral tones a lot. EMPHASIS ON THE NEUTRAL. He can’t even commit to his own name in the beginning (”depends, who’s asking?”), let alone commit to a crazy color scheme. The only time we see him in a ‘committed color’ is when he’s dressed as a soldier, and in blue. But, even this clothing choice is non-committal, in that he is dressed like all his other friends. In this way, he does not have to make the choice to stand out or make a statement about anything. He’s just blending into his surroundings.

Let’s chat about the Schuyler Sisters, shall we? In the song named after their trio, we have all three of them in lighter, kind of pastel colors. I feel this is due to their direct involvement in politics and political shenanigans. While the rest of the main cast runs around in heavier colors, the sisters have lighter colored costumes, because their role in the revolution is a touch smaller. Angelica’s color is darker than Eliza and Peggy’s, though, because she does get more involved than those two (”and when I meet Thomas Jefferson/Imma compel him to include women in the sequel”), and Eliza’s is darker than Peggy’s for the same reason.

Eliza, however, is interesting. She spends the song “The Schuyler Sisters” in a pastel blue/mint green (it’s hard to tell which with the internet pics I’m getting ): ). This color scheme, to me, implies something along the lines of ‘Virgin Mary’ in that she’s much more naïve than Angelica (Angelica can see right through Hamilton in the beginning, knowing that he only wants her because she’s a Sister. Eliza cannot.). However, in “Burn”, her costume is a white dress, symbolizing her innocence and the fact that she’s merely a victim in the Reynolds scenario, and the small blue ribbon around her waist as a belt symbolizes her naivety, and how it’s shrunk way down and she is starting to see through Hamilton’s BS.

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I could continue, but I have so much other work I should be getting done right now… Anyway, what do you guys think? Anything to add? @linmanuel did I get anything right, or everything wrong? Haha.

Please do not repost, just hit reblog.

I first posted this photo of Brendon holding my drawing back in 2011 just after it was taken on my old now-defunct tumblr. Since then, it’s been reposted without any credits to me and is still floating around tumblr to this day. I filmed the moment he saw this drawing (albeit the footage is a little shaky because I was trying to be subtle about it) and you can see that and progress pics of the drawing at my instagram @ pencilpals. This drawing was done over the course of a week and Brendon signed it in Glasgow, Scotland on May 2, 2011. I have a bigger version on my tumblr so go check that out if you’re interested. 

PART TWO: http://imaginingbucky.tumblr.com/post/145434637914/first-love-part-one

PART THREE:

Girlfriend.

The word floated around in your head.

“He’s seeing someone?” You muttered out once you found your voice. Your heart dropped to your stomach.

Chris didn’t seem to notice, “Yeah, I think they’ve been together for a few months. Her name is Elaine. She’s cool.”

You looked back at Sebastian and saw that he was still on the phone. His back was facing you so you figured it would be a good time to leave without him noticing.

“I think I’m going to head up to my room.” You blurted out, getting off of your stool and grabbing your bag.

“Do you want me to walk you?” Chris asked starting to get off of his seat.

You shook your head, “No, I’m fine. I’ll see you tomorrow.”

You quickly told the others goodnight and went to the elevators. You felt like a complete idiot. Sebastian had a girlfriend. He was seeing someone. You could honestly feel like you could cry. You let your guard down with him and you ended up hurt. Hell, you didn’t even know if he felt the same way you did but the hope was what killed you.

You pressed the up arrow for the elevator a few times hoping that it would come quicker. Sebastian finding you in your state would be the worse thing that could happen. You didn’t trust your facial expression or your feelings at the moment.

Once the doors opened, you got inside and rode it all the way to your floor. You felt relieved with you made it inside your room. Locking the door, you took off your heels and went into the bathroom. Once your face was washed and your teeth were brushed, you changed into your pajamas and climbed into bed.

That’s when you allowed the tears to form. You felt humiliated that you would allow yourself to continue feelings for him from when you both were young. Of course he didn’t feel the same.

———

Exercising was like a stress reliever for you. Being able to punch a punching bag and run on the treadmill made you feel so much better after an awful night.

Sebastian had called you a few times but you ignored them. You set your phone beside you in bed and watched as the calls came in one after the other.

You couldn’t face him.

Rehearsals were at nine and you woke up that morning at six. You wanted to get some workout time done before you headed to the studios.

“Good morning!” You had been listening to music and jumped when you heard someone next to you say that.

Pressing pause on the treadmill, you took your headphones out of your ear and turned to see Chris standing nearby. He was dressed in workout clothes and carried a gym bag.

“Sorry! I didn’t mean to scare you.” He chuckled.

“It’s fine,” you breathed out. You could feel your heart still pounding in your chest; partially because of the workout, partially because of the scare.

“You’re up bright and early. I thought I would be the only one here.” Chris set his bag down and sat on a nearby bench.

“I couldn’t really sleep. I figured I would just come and get some time in here.” You grabbed your water bottle and drank some.

“Did it have anything to do with last night?” He inquired.

“What about last night?”

“You sort of got out of the bar really quick. Seb called you a few times when he came back from his phone call. He wanted to know if you were okay.”

“Yeah, I just got tired and wanted to get to bed.” You lied.

Chris nodded. You couldn’t tell if he bought the lie or not.

“Do you have to go to the studio soon?”

“Mmhm. I have to be there at nine. So I should probably go get ready for it. I’ll see you later?”

He smiled, “Yeah, I’ll see you later.”

You grabbed your things and told him goodbye before leaving the gym.

———-

You knew that it was inevitable that you would have to see him. The fight scene you were rehearsing was with him. You kept telling yourself to be professional and that everything was going to be okay.

It was going to be okay.

When you arrived at rehearsals, Anthony and Sebastian were already inside. They were talking with some of the people that choreographed the fight scenes.

Sebastian spotted you as soon as you walked in and made his way over to you.

It was going to be okay.

“Hey! I called you last night after you left the bar. Was everything okay?” Sebastian had been worrying most of the night after you had left. He wondered if he said anything or if someone had done something to upset you. After calling you a few times and you didn’t answer, he wanted to stop by your room but didn’t know if you were asleep already.

“Yeah, I was just tired and ready to go to bed.” You lied again. It was your story and you were going to stick to it.

“Oh,” Sebastian said, “You didn’t tell me goodnight.”

“You seemed busy with your phone call. I didn’t want to interrupt.” You said a tad cold. You couldn’t help it.

Sebastian noticed it too, “You could’ve. I wouldn’t have minded.”

You had to bite your tongue before you could say what you really wanted to.

“Guys! C'mon, we are ready to start!” Anthony called from the other side of the room.

“Be right there.” You told him. You needed to change your shoes first. There was a chair nearby that you went over to.

You sat down and noticed that Sebastian followed you.

“Since our plans got changed last night, why don’t we try going to get some dinner tonight just the two of us?” He suggested.

“Uh, I don’t know if I can tonight.”

The smile Sebastian had on his face went away, “Oh, do you have plans?”

“Yeah, I do. I’m sorry.” You looked away from him and changed your shoes.

You knew that you needed to distance yourself from him. He had a girlfriend and the feelings that you had for him made it difficult just to be around him.

“Maybe some other time then?” Sebastian said. You could tell that he was disappointed that you turned down his plans.

“Yeah, maybe some other time.” You told him before walking away towards the others.

———-

It was another day of rehearsals filled with soreness afterwards. Your body was slowing starting to get used to it but you knew you had many more days just like it.

Sebastian tried to start multiple conversations with you but you either gave short replies or ignored him all together. You hated being the way you were with him, but you knew that you had to in order to protect yourself.

Once rehearsals were over, you went back to the hotel hoping to get some more time in at the gym. You saw that the hotel had a pool and you figured you would get a couple of laps in before you went to grab dinner.

The gym would probably be your solstice as long as you were shooting the movie.

As you were walking to the gym, you saw Chris. He was on his phone and he spotted you as soon as you saw him.

He waved you over, ending his phone call.

“Hey, where are you headed?” He asked you.

“I was going to go see if I could get some laps in at the pool. Sort of wind down after a long day.” You smiled.

“And I thought that I was a gym rat,” Chris chuckled, “Don’t you ever take a break?”

You shrugged your shoulders, “It helps me get my mind off of things.”

“Well, you know talking to someone about it could help you not be so stressed.”

“How do you know that I’m stressed?” You questioned.

“Because your fingernails look like nubs and you seem a little frazzled.”

You looked down at your nails and saw that they were in fact bitten down. You didn’t even realize that you had done it.

“Okay, maybe I am a little stressed.”

“Why don’t we get something to eat and you can tell me all about it.” Chris suggested with smile.

You thought about it for a second. It would be nice to tell someone how you had been feeling. Normally, you would bottle up your emotions until they just exploded. Maybe it would be better to stop that from happening this time.

“Yeah, that would be nice. Let me just go up to my room and change first.”

“I have to head up too. I forgot my wallet.”

The both of you went to the elevators and stopped at your floor. Chris was staying on the same floor but not the same hall as you. You told him your room number and he said he would meet you in half an hour to give you time to change.

A nice hot shower was exactly what you needed for your sore body. If you weren’t on such a time frame you would’ve stayed in there much longer.

You dressed in a red maxi dress since you wanted to be comfortable. Your legs were killing you from rehearsals and you couldn’t even fathom putting on skinny jeans.

After you slipped on sandals and grabbed your purse, you saw that it was around the time that Chris was supposed to meet you. You opened your door and poked your head out. He was walking down the hall and saw you.

“You ready to go?” He asked.

You nodded and closed your door before following him down the hall.

“Where are we going to go?” You asked when you both reached the elevator.

“I heard there’s a great sushi place down the street. Do you like sushi?”

“I love it.”

“Good. I was hoping you did.” He smiled as the doors opened.

Standing in the middle of the elevator was Sebastian. He looked at you and then at Chris. He didn’t seem happy at all, “What’s going on guys?”

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I’ve been seeing a lot of mixed breed Pokemon floating around on tumblr so I decided to give it a shot? Things like too-much-green’s Chikoritas and ohcorny’s Mareeps have been my particular favorites!

I decided on Aron, because it’s one of my favorites and it had a limited gene pool. I tried to stick with rock/ground/grass/ice types, since it all had a mineral compound so to speak and would logically make sense? (like there was a Lickilicky that can breed with Aron–Still trying to wrap my mind around that one and how that would work.)

I might have gone a little bit overboard in the designs, but my take on it is that they’re supposed to look like their fathers until they evolve, which they’d take on more Lairon/Aggron like traits, but until then they have to blend in.

For people struggling to find Pokemon that show up on the radar in Pokemon Go

I’ve been doing a bit of research on the tracker/radar you get in Pokemon Go as I’ve lost one too many Vulpix to that bugger, and this is what I’ve found.

So most people already know that the footprints represent how far away the Pokemon is, 3 footprints mean it’s still pretty far, and 0 means you’re right on top of it. But there’s a misconception I commonly see floating around tumblr that’s probably stopping people from successfully finding specific Pokemon in the list.

Firstly, the white pulse that comes from the radar simply means it’s updating.

It doesn’t mean that you’re getting closer to the Pokemon. Assuming it means you’re going the right way is false and you could actually be walking directly away from your desired Pokemon.

Now the best way to actually take advantage of the radar from what I’ve seen, is to have it open. Not only will it update where you can actually see it, but you can use it to tell how close you are to your target. With the radar open, choose a Pokemon you want to find. Don’t click it, as that’ll just minimize the tab back down and you won’t be able to use this method.

When you’ve made your choice, simply start walking in a direction. Eventually the list will seem to shuffle itself.

Now did your Pokemon move up or down the list?

If it went UP, then good news, you’re getting closer! If it moved further down you need to turn around and try a different direction as you’re moving away. The closest Pokemon in the list will always be at the top, which is what you’re taking advantage of. Obviously if there’s only one or two on the list it won’t work as well, I usually try this method around PokeStops with lures on them, or in busy cities where more Pokemon seem to appear (at least for me!).

Eventually you should be able to find your desired critter, and hopefully have better luck then with the other method.

You are at an arm’s length
always
I’m not sure if the appendage belongs to you or I
no matter
still I can’t always see your face
you see there’s a good amount of space
between you and I
enough for cold mists to float in
and out
and back and forth
and swirl like dust
or dancers
obscuring the finer details
the furrow in your brow
the crease around your mouth
I can’t tell if it’s my duty to wipe away the fog
to draw you close where it can’t fit
or if that’s your job
somehow we should try to cross this divide
though it is a little more difficult
when the people I love want to burn down this bridge
with you on it
while the humans you’ve chosen have no idea
I exist
two different worlds
and here I am
scrabbling at your banks
when you are most likely already comfortable
on your side of the river
you don’t need me
but do you want me
maybe I’ll never know
—  A.O.A.M. || Divide
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hey friends! for the past few weeks, i’ve accomplished many things: i completed my first animated short film, had a successful BFA show, and will be walking the stage for graduation, my college career is at its end!

so to celebrate i’m posting all my zero escape pro designs for ACNL for everyone to enjoy! <3 (some of these were posted on my old joypandaah blog just so you know, so you might still find those posts floating around tumblr)

BONUS: here’s some designs i created for my house, i recreated the hospital room and doors 3, 5, 7, 8 and one of the fancy-looking bedrooms.

*note: the memo design is best used for a custom cork/memo board item as shown here!

hope ya’ll like these, enjoy! you can see how i utilized everything in my house if you visit my dream town: 4900-2307-0961

And Shells Become Wings (a poem)

And Shells Become Wings
 
 
 
 
Let the pendulum moon
swing me back twenty years -
can it be true my mother
was still alive back then?
I see now how I have become
time’s prisoner while she
she floated free like a firefly
out of a jar of grass
I thought would be
its home forever;
it has taken me
this long to realize
none of us are really
from around here
after all.