i've been asking for this for years now

i hate when scientists on tv are like ‘this planet cant have aliens on it because there’s no water! the atmosphere is wrong! theres not enough heat to sustain life!’ because dude theyre aliens, nobodys saying they need any of those things to exist

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Listen, listen. The fact Eliot Spencer’s response to Parker being upset and asking if they could kill the guy who upset her was a shrug and, “Yeah. I mean, I could.” will never, ever not be important to me.

anonymous asked:

okay, but in regards to the reverse kouhai wars, tbh i think the datekou guys would win that one hands down. when will the third years Give Them Peace

why are they here again 

anonymous asked:

Being kin is a mental disorder.

LOL, you picked the wrong bitch.

first off, i would like to ask you what you mean by “mental disorder”. in this link, there is talk about how the term “mental disorder” has changed from the DSM-IV to the DSM-V. you might be interested to learn that the definition always includes “In DSM-IV, each of the mental disorders is conceptualized as a clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndrome or pattern that occurs in an individual and that is associated with present distress (e.g., a painful symptom) or disability (i.e., impairment in one or more important areas of functioning) or with a significantly increased risk of suffering death, pain, disability, or an important loss of freedom. In addition, this syndrome or pattern must not be merely an expectable and culturally sanctioned response to a particular event, for example, the death of a loved one.”

didn’t quite understand that? let me dumb it down for ya: if it isn’t causing you distress, it isn’t harming you, and it doesn’t put you at greater risk, it isn’t a disorder. :3

now, if just one link isn’t enough to satisfy you, i have plenty others. some peer reviewed sources, too! 

here is an article on otherkin with a focus on mental health – including word from professionals about how people who are otherkin are not mentally ill by way of being otherkin. 

also, here are a few academic studies on otherkin and their relationship with mental health:

Bricker, Natalie. Life Stories of Therianthropes: An Analysis of Nonhuman Identity in a Narrative Identity Model, Lake Forest College, April 2016.  
Grivell, Timothy, Helen Clegg and Elizabeth C. Roxburgh. “An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Identity in the Therian Community.” Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research. Vol. 14, No. 2, (May 2014): pp 114-135.

Shane, Margaret. “Chapter 16: Some People Aren’t People On The Inside.” In Educational, Psychological, and Behavioral Considerations In Niche Online Communities, by Vivek Venkatesh, 260 - 271. Hershey: Information Science Reference, 2014.

Laycock, Joseph P. “We Are Spirits of Another Sort: Ontological Rebellion and Religious Dimensions of the Otherkin Community.” Nova Religio. Vol. 15, No. 3 (Feb., 2012): pp. 65-90 http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/nr.2012.15.3.65(accessed November 24  2013).

if you can find it, i recommend reading “A Field Guide to Otherkin”, written by Lupa, published April 20, 2007. it includes three different people talking to therapists about being therians. how the therapists respond might surprise you! 

i mean, it doesn’t surprise me, because i’m not an idiot, but… we can’t all be lucky ;3c

hey everyone thanks! first of all, i’m flattered you’re asking me of all people questions about process and stuff. second of all, i hope this stuff will be helpful to you. but i get the impression that everyone’s process is different because people are different in terms of how we visualize the world around us or the images in our heads. for example, i sincerely hate doing linework and i will avoid it to my death because i visualize images in color blocks, not lines. other people love linework and emphasize that part of the process the most.

thirdly, thanks for the nice things you say.

so this is kind of my process (for this spring weather thing here). details under the read more cut.


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silver-feather  asked:

Since you posted the Samus photo I have a question that I've kind of been too awkward to ask until now :P With costumes that are so form-fitting like Samus, Mara Jade, and Asuka, what do you wear underneath so that lines don't show through?

This is a GREAT question because I wish someone would have told me what to wear under my bodysuits years ago. 

Shapewear is a wonderful tool and I recommend it to people of all sizes. Not only does this prevent panty lines from showing, it smooths out all your shapes and keeps potential food babies in check. The “wear your own bra” style is extra great and versatile. Body suits tend to compress your chest, so lots of cosplayers (including me) choose to wear padded push-up bras with them to balance the figure and create a more flattering silhouette.

The shapewear acts like a lining that can be washed frequently, so that the whole bodysuit doesn’t have to be. Unless you’re sweating A LOT or something, the bodysuit stays relatively clean.

Here’s the brand/style I actually use: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00284B5G4/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

On a related note, here is a very important bodysuit undergarment PSA that can’t be shared enough: If you have a penis and you’re wearing a bodysuit, PLEASE wear a dance belt for the love of god. No one wants to see the sad outline of your flaccid wiener. A dance belt is designed to keep your dick under wraps. Google it if you need to.

Good luck with your bodysuit adventures.

itsthechangingoftheseasons  asked:

mayuzumi going 5a ( @ kuroko thanks )

5A. I thought it a LOT.. (lol) so i hope you’re pleased with the results. 🍍 🍍 🍍

laelaloo  asked:

Okay, I'm looking to get a cockatiel. I've been looking into them for WEEKS now, but I still feel unprepared, and I really want to get some actual first-hand knowledge from a person. I'm really not sure what to ask specifically! ^^; Any tips you'd give me, this being my second bird--after a budgie--and my first cockatiel? (Any knowledge at all would be helpful! from recommended cage size to what might be a good healthy diet!~) Please and thank you~~

hey darling!!! god sorry its taken me forty years to get to my ask, i’ve been so swamped at work IT SUCKS

THIS IS GONNA BE LONG

OKAY, HERE IS THE INFO I CAN GIVE YA FOR A COCKATIEL:

1) ALWAYS ADOPT. i know you see that cute birbo in the pet store window, but please, PLEASE, refrain from purchasing him.  there are currently THOUSANDS of homeless birds in north america alone that need you to be their guardian. i know you want to save that baby from the pet store, but doing so continues the cycle.  they’ll just replace him and the horror continues.

2) GET THE BIGGEST CAGE YOU CAN AFFORD! do not listen to what the pet store clerk says (lol i worked in a pet store and straight up i would discourage people from birds EVERYDAY and tell them to rescue and that none of our cages are big enough, and they listened and adopted and im surprised the boss didn’t find out and fire me HAHAHHA) i would go to a bird specialty store to find your cage - you want to make sure it is durable enough, the bar spacing is correct (for a cockatiel you want them no more than half an inch space, theyre little and you dont want them to get stuck!!) i suggest powder coated cages, they’re easiest to clean the poop out of!!!!

3) GOOD DIET IS SO IMPORTANT. STAY AWAY FROM SEED!!!! seed despite popular belief is not very good for them.  it causes fatty liver disease and can make them ill and shorten their lifespan. (rose is now put on milk thistle-it buffersthe liver, as from the shit sanctuary she was from… god knows what she ate so now im in the process of getting her liver spiffy clean!) a good PELLET DIET is SO, SO SO SO IMPORTANT. and dont be discouraged, it is very hard to change a birb from seed diet to pellet.  so you have to change it over gradually and honestly, it can take a year to get that done.  rose is picky as hell, but i found a pellet she likes which are the Zupreem fruit pellets.  they’re not the healthiest, but they’ll do as now she is eating by herself.  i used to have to hand feed her ALL THE TIME like the diva she is.

 Here is a list of good pellets!! (from best to ok)

- Goldenfeast Goldenobles (quinoa based instead of corn, i wanna change rose to this when she’s ready!!)

- Harrisons Fine High Potency (start with high potency and then go to adult formula - gives em the nutrients they need for switching. corn based, and not my fav but it is vet reccommended but id say goldenfeast is better as corn aint that great)

- Pretty Bird (fruity and like, kinda okay? its better than zupreem lmfao but its very sweet, and makes their poo colourful)

- Zupreem (available at most pet stores, comes in fruit, veggie, nut, and natural flavours. what Rose eats and its a pretty good food. i believe its corn and soy based, not the best, and there is sugar in it, but its a good starter for your bird as they will most likely eat it because its colourful and sweet!!! from having Rose on a pellet diet - her plumage looks AMAZING)

all those brands come in different size pellets, i would go with the SMALLEST as it is easier for them to eat, and if you mix it with seed it kinda blends in hehe

4) DON’T JUST FEED PELLETS. A birbos diet should be 80% pellets (give or take) and 20% fruits, veggies, grains, and good stuff!!!! making a chop is a good idea, and you can freeze it and take out some everyday for their breakfast/dinner!!! Rose is very picky, and a rescue may be too, but do some research on what good fresh foods are good for birds!!! rose’s fav are zuchinni, peppers, pasta, scrambled egg (shes obsessed with egg) and chinese snow pear!!!

5) LOTS OF TOYS, AND THINGS TO DO!!! PIMP out their cage with dope toys, various perches and material (AVOID SAND ONES, HURTS THEIR TOES. get natural wood, rope (if u know they wont shred and accidentally eat it) and various thicknesses!!!) and im not saying spend a fortune (whcih i have with rose omfg) undyed popsicle sticks are amazing, paper, toilet paper rolls, cardboard etc they LOVE. but also, a good store bought toy is nice too!!! but most you can make from home!! plus i have a store where i have handmade toys, ill be posting more selection too!!

6) BE PATIENT WITH THE BABY! they most likely won’t warm up to you RIGHT AWAY (i mean they might, depends on their personality!) so do not feel discouraged if they dont want to play or cuddle right away. and heck, they may not even like cuddles. they’re as much as individuals as we are as humans. rose is usually attached to my shoulder all day, but some days honestly she just plays by herself and doesn’t want me to play with her HAHAHA. when you bring them home, introduce them to their cage and let them hang inside and get used to it.  sit near them and chat and offer some millet and let them come to you.  its a whole new world for them, so allow them some time!!!

7) and the most controversial topic… TO CLIP OR NOT TO CLIP? okay, my two cents on clipping goes as written.  if it is safer for them in your house, please get their wings properly by an avian vet or an experienced staff memeber at a bird specialty store. clipping them incorrectly can cause balance issues and confidence issues and trust issues. NEVER CLIP THEM YOURSELF AS THEIR OWNER. THEYLL BE PISSED AF. and most likely scared of you. if your house is unsafe -ie people coming in and out, small space, lots of windows, forgetful people that leave windows open, PLEASE CLIP THEM. it will save their life and prevent any deadly accidents.

if you HAVE THE SPACE. and know that they will be safe, and you believe they will be okay, leave them flighted!! it is much easier i must say having smaller birds flighted as they won’t be as cramped in a house as a big bird would be.  Rose is flightless as she chews her flight feathers, but they are growing back.  and even if they all did, my place is way to small to allow her to fly properly so i would keep her clipped for her safety.  also, if there was an emergency - such as a fire - it is much easier to evacuate a flightless bird than a flighted one.  i have really bad ocd when it comes to impulsive thinking and i obsess over how i would get rose out in a fire all the time… so keep a pillow case by the cage, and if god forbid that happened, grab your baby, toss em in the pillow case (protects them from smoke inhalation) AND HIGH TALE THEE FUCK OUT OF THERE. and that would be easier if they are clipped… just food for thought.  

anyway i hope this helped you and others maybe too!! im sorry this took forever to get to, my lifes been insane.  please do TONS OF RESEARCH TOO and look into rescues. if you need any more help let me know my love <3

Originally posted by potatopato

anonymous asked:

I'm a girl in 9th grade, and I've had a crush on another girl in 10th grade. We've known each other for 4 years and we've been best friends since day one. Now, she started being home-schooled recently and I really miss her (even if she only lives a few streets away), and I had no clue what her sexuality was until a month ago. She's pan. And she's an absolutely angel. So, a few hours ago, I asked her out after finally building up the courage to do so. She's my girlfriend now, and I'm so happy

this is the purest ask i’ve ever gotten thank you so much for sharing and i hope u two have a long and happy relationsHIP !!!!

  • Character A: I've been waiting all day for someone that was never going to show up.
  • Character B: Well, kid I have you beat. Been waiting on this bench for a century, for my someone.
  • Character A: Umm, can I ask, why you kept on waiting? I mean after the first year, it should have been obvious they weren't going to show up.
  • Character B: Kept on giving them 15 minutes, until you know a hundred years happen.
  • Character A: So, are you going to leave now?
  • Character B: I'll give it another 15, they might just be running late.
  • Character A: ...

anonymous asked:

hey what did you mean in that post about raven's home getting the 'bombshell of the century' from an interview last year? i've been trying to find it but i can't :/

It wasn’t specifically about Raven’s Home but more about the That’s So Raven cast reunion on The View last year. It wasn’t explicitly said buuuuut when asked who dated the most on set, everyone pretty much pointed to Anneliese but then Raven said they actually had “a really nice” relationship with each other and Annelise did this face that told all. 

So if you take the knowledge of Raven being gay + saying they all pretty much dated each other + Annelise’s face =

Raven and Annelise totally hooked up when they were younger during the show and everything we’ve ever know has been lie when we saw them as best friend goals as children lmao. So now watching Raven’s Home like 10+ years later, that’s all I think about

anonymous asked:

Heya, I've been wondering, the whole time i saw the scene where Kageyama asks Hinata if he is going to beat him even if it takes 20 years (volume 5, 37chapter), as a question if Hinata will only continue playing volleyball in the future, but now I am wondering if Kageyama asked him if he will play alongside him??? What do you think it meant?

Here Hinata clearly means that, in the future, they will play on opposite teams and Hinata’s team will defeat Kageyama’s, finally getting his revenge over that infamous junior high match. 

Kageyama, however, is making sure that Hinata won’t ever give up, no matter how far in his volleyball career Kageyama would get (this is so heartbreakingly prophetic), that no matter if Kageyama goes ahead without him, Hinata will always follow him, that Hinata would be the on the same court as him. Whether on his same side of the net or on the opposite, Kageyama wants to make sure he will be there. Always.

After all, as long as he’s there, he’s invincible ;) 

cosmopoeicpower  asked:

i just recently fell in love with your art, and i've been seeing a lot of witchsona commissions, so i was wondering: do you have a witchsona? maybe i passed by it but i thought id ask!

I do! Though I haven’t drawn one for myself for the past two years, so these are pretty old now.

anonymous asked:

9, 12, or 46 if you still want suggestions for the prompts. also, i love your writing style. also, sorry for being awkward – i've never sent an ask before. greetings from munich!

I’ll post 12 and 46 in separate posts :) And thank you so much <3<3 you’re so sweet! You don’t seem awkward at all, no apology necessary. Did a fifth year fic.

9. “I’m more afraid of myself than you.”

Simon

Simon had been tracking Baz for months now and had very little to show for it. Once he had even caught up with Baz in the Catacombs but that had ended on a very strange and unsatisfactory note. Unfortunately Baz was better at hiding his vampirism than Simon had originally assumed he’d be. 

Tonight Simon had taken more precautions than ever before. Using a quiet as a mouse, Simon had made sure that even Baz’s vampire hearing wouldn’t catch the sound of his footsteps. Silently he maintained a careful distance from Baz as he weaved through the Wavering Wood. 

Simon hadn’t thought about what he would do if he caught Baz in the act. He was pretty sure that he was more likely to get lost than actually keep up with Baz, let alone catch him drinking blood. But he was determined to try his best and figure out the rest later. 

Simon paused as he realized that in getting caught up in his own thoughts he’d forgotten to pay attention to where he was going. What was worse, he wasn’t even sure he was still tracking Baz. He sighed. This was what Penny had warned him would happen. With a glance around him he determined that yes, he was lost and no, Baz was nowhere to be found. At least, that was what he thought.

Suddenly hands grabbed him behind and wrenched him backwards into a tree. Baz was glaring at him, his eyes burning with rage in the dark. Simon didn’t say anything, too shocked to come up with anything. Baz had not been there a second ago, he was almost certain of it. Plus, Simon was a solidly built guy; Baz should not have been able to throw him around like a rag doll. He knew vampires were strong and fast; but somehow he’d not truly believed Baz to be a vampire until this moment.

“What are you doing Snow?” Baz said.

“I-I told you. I told you I would find out.”

Baz seemed more likely to kill him than he had ever before. Simon knew this, yet he couldn’t shake the building excitement inside of him. There was something about the way Baz’s hand was gripping him and the blazing intensity in his eyes that had Simon’s nerves jumpy.

“And it never occurred to you that if you were right, chasing me into the forest was the worst possible thing you could do?”

“What do you mean?”

“I mean,” Baz said with clenched teeth, “That if I’m a vampire, you’re dinner.”

Simon swallowed uncomfortably. As it turned out he hadn’t considered that Baz hunting would be dangerous to him. But it made sense. Why would Baz eat subpar rats if he could have a human being? A human being he hated, at that.

Baz’s eyes flickered to track the movement in Simon’s throat as he swallowed. He knew his Adam’s apple was obvious but he wasn’t sure what it had to do with Baz being hungry. 

“So what are you going to do?” Simon said.

Baz studied his face for what seemed like forever. Then he was loosening his grip and turning away.

“Just leave, okay?”

Simon knew he should listen, that it was time to go. But he couldn’t suppress the strange desire to push Baz further. He stepped forward with one hand reaching to Baz.

“What are you doing?” Baz said.

“I’m not sure,” Simon responded honestly.

He backed Baz up into a different tree. In truth, the rational part of Simon’s mind was screaming at him to run and never look back, and not just because of Baz being a vampire. No, there was something scarier hovering above them both in the wood, something that made Simon shiver with anticipation just as much as fear. 

“Snow….”

He glanced up and was surprised to see his feelings mirrored in Baz’s grey eyes.

“What?” He said.

Baz looked away from him.

“We can’t do this.”

“What is this?”

Baz’s eyes flashed.

“Even you can’t be that thick.”

Simon stepped forward, pinning Baz to the tree with his chest. There was something raging underneath his skin that was fighting to get out. He wanted to find purchase in the feeling of Baz’s skin, his hair, his mouth. 

“Why can’t we? Are you afraid of me?” Simon said.

Baz laughed coldly.

“Of you? Snow, I’m more afraid of myself than you.”

Baz said this while exposing his teeth in an eerie smile. His canine teeth were lengthened and sharp, Simon didn’t recoil, didn’t even pause to think about it. Instead, he leaned forward and pushed his fingers into Baz’s raven hair. Baz tensed, as if Simon were trying to hurt him, but didn’t tell him to stop. Simon looked into Baz’s eyes, giving him the chance to throw him off. When he didn’t Simon leaned forward and kissed him lightly, careful not to nick himself on Baz’s fangs.

Baz seemed uncomfortable, like kissing didn’t come naturally to him. But then Simon was opening Baz’s mouth and Baz didn’t seem so caught up in thinking anymore. He felt Baz’s hands reaching up to grip his neck, his cold lips insistent on his mouth. It was thrilling, more so than Simon would have thought possible hours before, and Simon realized dizzily that he had wanted this for a long time.

With a gasp Baz threw Simon off. Simon stumbled backwards but didn’t fight it. He knew if Baz needed him to back away it was serious. With a furtive glance he saw that Baz had his hands on his knees.

“I almost…bit you,” He said, voice breathless.

“I wouldn’t have stopped you.”

“I know.” Baz said.

They stared at each other, neither of them saying a thing. 

“You still afraid?” Simon asked.

Baz straightened and seemed to assess himself. After a moment he walked up to Simon and shyly grabbed his hand.

“Yes. But I don’t care anymore.”

Simon smiled and gripped Baz’s hand tightly.

“Good.”

monochromatic-stardust  asked:

I've been reading your books since I was like 8 and I still don't know how to phrase this? So 20 years later, looking back I have to ask. The relationship between Daine and Numair and the age difference and power dynamic initially, I now see as having kinda unsettling overtones. She's a teen, he isn't. Any expansion or discussion you'd have to keep real teens from following her footsteps? As a teen I thought it was terribly romantic and all.

The thing I keep having to explain is that this is a medieval period, similar to the edge of the Rennaissance but not quite. This is a period where marriages were arranged or made where the bride was often as young as twelve or fourteen. The way I have it set in my own universe, there are girls and boys getting married as young as fourteen to sixteen in the Lower City. Some of the upper classes may wait as long as eighteen, and their marriages are arranged. 

In those days, young men had a hard time finding work that would support them AND a family, so they would often wait until they were older to marry. In the upper classes, in the merchant classes, a man would need to be sufficiently in craft or status to have a wife. Numair was only then of an age, as a mage, to think about taking a wife if he were to ever really focus on such a thing. (He’s usually thinking of other things.) Daine, at seventeen, is teetering on the verge of being an old maid. 

It makes contemporary people uncomfortable, but I try to keep the historic elements of my books as close as possible to actual history.