if it's not i can do something different

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm new to spirit work, and I keep hearing people say you should always "ward" yourself before working with spirits in anyway. How would one go about doing that? I have a bunch of protective crystals and herbs I like to use, but is there something specific I should be doing?

Nothing really “specific” that works for everyone, but having general household protection is always a good idea (example & example), as well as doing something specific for when you are working with spirits themselves, like casting a circle. Its good to use protections when working with spirits (like casting a circle) every time, even when working with “harmless” spirits. There are a ton of different protection spells you can do that are easily found on tumblr (masterposts: here, here, here, you can also search my blog for protection & a bunch of stuff comes up! <3) 

Find what you are comfortable with and one that has ingredients that work well with you and that will be the best protection that you can have for yourself! :)

So I’m doing an argumentative paper about how laws should not be able to dictate which bathroom anyone uses, particularly in regards to transgender people, and I was just scrolling down the list of journal articles looking for something that pertains to it and I come across something rather interesting

Obviously I click on it because how can I resist? 

Okay… I’m into this. Lets read further.

…a post-feminist façade merely camouflages the novels’ rather traditional gender roles and its erasure of sexual orientation difference” 

I’m at a crossroads between yelling “DRAG IT” and saying “this is my favorite book series please don’t hurt it”. 

Hero stories are gendered as well as school stories, and the heroism demanded for the protagonist of these narratives typically depends upon an alpha-male model of masculinity that systemically marginalizes most other characters

I am so into this. It’s like 10 pages long guys this is amazing. 

Hey Guys

I just want to remind you that it’s okay to need help or be dependent in some way. As humans we weren’t made to do everything alone and take care of every aspect of our lives by ourself, like some Bear Grylls living in the rugged wilderness.

Especially if you’re in a specific societal structure where doing so is extremely demanding or stacked against you.

There’s hardly anyone I know who’s doing it all on their own. Some people can do that, but it’s not for everyone, whether its from external or internal factors. Physical, mental or emotional, we all need something.

There’s no shame in needing help or support. So don’t feel ‘less than’, ‘defective’ or incompetent. Everyone’s circumstances are different. We all thrive when we take care of each other.  Everyone has different weaknesses and strengths, and levels of ability. It doesn’t mean you aren’t worthy, okay?

I’m so sensitive about Kara Danvers, as soon as I see someone saying something bad about her I’m like

2

january 15, 2017 — hmmm on that last page you can see me trying a new style (and failing badly i mean its really messy ahhh) but i’ve made it a resolution to do something different this year since i wasn’t very satisfied with how the clean and minimal spread was looking ;; but!! i also want to post pics of my art as well, especially how messy my desk gets when im doing art jafsdkf ah, some of the lettering (”softly and tenderly”) was inspired by @studyrose !! ;’-)

my studygram!

8

I feel like much of the world is in a social war over what gender is and is not.

I don’t feel that its my place to tell someone else what gender is.
I believe that gender identity is something that an individual has to figure out for themselves. That being said, based on my personal experience with understanding my own gender identity, I can tell you what gender is not.

Gender is not the same as your sexuality.
Gender does not have to define your sexuality.
Gender and sexuality are two different subjects.

Gender has nothing to do with your genitalia.
Gender is not defined by a doctor, despite what’s on your birth certificate.
Gender identity is more of spectrum of variable options, instead of a binary with only two options.

Gender Identity & Gender Expression are not the same thing.
Gender identity is part of the mental and emotional understanding of yourself.
Gender expression is your style, how you’re most comfortable presenting to the outside world.

It is my belief that somewhere through out history, things like gender identity, gender expression, genitalia & sexuality somehow got all wrapped up into one single category called gender. However, it is also my belief that the people in this world are changing. Growing into a much more colorful way of thinking and understanding.

I hope the day will come when the majority will know gender to be a personal understanding of ones self, instead of an outward understanding of everyone else.

Xoxo
-Elliott Alexzander

Go put on your clothes, gotta look good while we decompose.

Talking Comes in Handy

He knows he rambles when he’s hurt, he knows its annoying just till he knows his team is ok then he can ask for a hand.

He comes to with a gasp and a pained groan. Something was wrong, something was very very wrong.  “Whoo boy that was a rough landing am I right? But guess who stuck the landing, your ace pilot Lance” His heart is thudding in his chest, face sticky with what he knows isn’t sweat. And his arm… “Hold your applause, I know how good I am” 

He’s rambling he knows but if he stops talking “Hunk, hey buddy you good? C’mon let me hear your voice babe” “-ance.” Hunk’s voice crackles in his ear and he lets out a sigh of relief only to be cut short by a pain in his side. “There he is, Looks like I’m not the only Ace Pilot Pidge over here is probably on our heels isn’t that right Pidge.” There’s silence  and a cold fear cuts through him. “-hut up Lance.” 

His body goes boneless with relief “There she is, And Keith my main man how are you holding up?” “Shut the fuck up Lance” “Nice to hear your voice buddy. Now I know that you’re all ok, I really need help-” “Shiro’s hurt!”

as i sit here alone,
staring at the sky,
i think of all the possibilities;
us — you and i.


maybe we could be something,
more than just friends,
but you’re in love with her,
so i’ll just pretend;


pretend like i don’t love you,
like you don’t mean the world to me,
i’ll tell myself ‘its okay,’
‘there are plenty of fish in the sea.’


but you’re not a fish in the sea,
you’re different — you’re you.
will i ever find someone else?
god, i wish i knew.


love me back,
is it that difficult to do so?
we’ve stuck through thick and thin,
why can’t i just let you go?

—  you’ve stolen my heart (give it back please) // {l.c}


[FIRST] [PREVIOUS] [NEXT]
[READ FROM THE START] [MASTERPOST]

ahaha wait, what the heck…? how does UNDYNE know anything about all that…?

i think alphys more than anyone would be very understanding of when someone makes a mistake or keeps a secret. but just what kind of mistakes were happening when they were all underground…?

this is another page that was originally 2 pages of 3 and 4 panels respectively, then combined into 1. so it’s technically like getting two pages! i guess. sorry if it’s one-page updates for awhile. it’s a busy time of year!

Keep reading

4

10 Slots Available

Yall I’m opening commissions again from now until the end of February. The lined style that I used to do a lot is currently unavailable because again my pen pressure refuses to return from the war which is why this is a different commission post from the one I always use. This is my art tag so you can see more samples and if you don’t want a commissions maybe check out my redbubble. Please reblog even  if you’re not interested in a commission and thanks!

4

And finally, back to feeling cute! My wife bought me this dress, and its just adorable! I tried to do something a little different with my hair, even if it is just a simple ponytail. 

I’m in love with Astronomy, and often stargaze and other such activities. There is something surreal and profound about space that I just can’t shake. I hope to go there one day! Who wouldn’t love to be the first model on the moon hahahaha! 

I would love to know what you think!

@ people with disabilities that are still in school

you are smart

you are strong

you are just as good as any abled person

you are allowed to be stressed out

you are allowed to feel like everything is too much

you are allowed to take time away from school to focus on your health

your health should come first, never be ashamed of caring for yourself first.

dont be ashamed if you need accomodations for your illness

don’t feel like your burdensome on your teachers or classmates if you missed something due to medical absentses

dont ever feel ashamed for missing school due to your medical issues.

it is okay to feel like you cant do things, its okay to feel resentment towards your disease

dont apologize for breaking down, youre young, you shouldnt have to deal with these issues.

and most of all

you are strong, you can make it, there is so many things ahead of you and you can suceed, in alot of different ways.

i believe in you.

8

Get to know me meme: 6/10 movies» The Theory of Everything (2014) 

“There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.”

anonymous asked:

How do you even become cosplay guests with no skill?

LOL I can’t tell if this is sarcasm or honest seriousness but, here’s what I got! 

First and foremost, being a convention guest is not just an honor and a priviledge, it is a job. 

A job that has responsibilities and expectations, and should be treated as such. When Sylar and I go to a convention as a guest, we are 100% working. 

We have a work resume for conventions, a contract, a portfolio of programming, and more. Because that what you are really, programming. Even if all they want you to do is sit at a table and sign things, thats still programming. Its your job to   represent the convention, and give con goers more content for the tickets they bought. You owe it to them to make sure your 100% postive, there, working, and providing something they can’t get anywhere else. 

And all con guests are asked to attend for different reasons. Some cosplay guests are asked to come because they are widely known for their technical skill and they will provide programming related to that. Or they simply have a huge fanbase, and are keeping their fanbase happy at your location, therefore spreading that market around. 

Sylar and I work hard on our panels. We’re also trained speakers. Both he and I have taken classes, in college, about public speaking. We implement that and our presentation experience into all our panels. As well as our meet and greets at the table, interviews for the con’s media (there is a ton of backstage media going on that most con goers don’t know about. A lot of con time for guests is spent locked up in some empty room giving an interview,) and any floor time we have. 

We also have 7 yrs experience working conventions. We have run cafes, hosted events, planned gatherings, organized raffles, done mutiple panels and workshops. We’ve also worked as Guest Liasions ourselves, written out program guides, sat at registration tables, and MCed masquerades as well as judged them. All things that involve systems, filling out paperwork, knowing how to handle negative situations, and doing menial tasks. Heck, we’ve even done set-up and break down for dealers halls. We know cons. 

And this is something valued because honestly, its not a job for everyone. 

Lots of cosplayers out there with amazing technicality skills just don’t like catering to crowds. They aren’t good speakers. Or they don’t have it in them to sit at a table for 6 hours just listening to strangers speak and ask them questions. Or they might hate having to write out workshop forms. And thats okay! But thats the difference between who gets asked to guest and who doesnt. 

Guests have to be okay with not getting time to shop, not getting time to hang out with their friends, and devoting all their energy to the convention goers. Devoting their whole day to smiling and talking and making sure everyone who meets them goes away happy. 

If you are interested in coming a guest, awesome! My biggest tips are; 
Figure out what service you can provide to the convention experience. What are you good at that you think a con needs? How can you expand that? How can you turn it into programming? Are you a health nut – maybe do a panel on dieting and working out, anime style!  Awesome at writing and editing? Fanfiction panel! A cosplayer who loves acting but hates sewing? Think about being a commentator for Cosplay Chess or the AMV contest! 

Start volunteering now. All cons need volunteers and this is the best way to gain experience in the feild, just like any other job. I have friends that started volunteering as security for a con and now they run a convention of their own. No joke. It’s also helpful to know and understand the inner working of how a convention is run if you plan on guesting at one. It helps you help them by knowing what types of panels work best, what programming would work for that con specifically, or even just give you ideas on what their budget for you might be. 

Write. A. Resume. Seriously. Just like you have a resume for job searching, write up a resume for cosplaying. How long have you been cosplaying? How many costumes? What skills do you have? Armor making? Public speaking? What experiences? Any awards? What topics are you an expert at that can be turned into an hour of programming? Put it alllllll dowwnnn in youurr resummmee. 

Also, protip, you can always write to a a convention’s program director yourself and ASK to be a guest. It’s a job. Submit your application.

Hope this helps! 

And funnily enough – this is all information that we talk about in our panel, Cosplay and Convention careers. Where not only do we cover working for cons, but we cover translating cosplay and con work into LIFE CAREERS and how to translate being in a maid cafe to a resume for a 5 star resturant hostess. Lol. My entire Graphic Design resume is pulled from cosplaying. And now I am a full time graphic designer for a state university.

A lame club, for lame people

I’m thinking of making a blog or an instagram page or a website, maybe all three. 

I have an idea, it’s not very original, but it’s something. 

I want to create a place, a company, a brand,  anything, to showcase what being a person is all about. What different people do regular, their problems, their likes, their dislikes, hobbies, anything. A place where there is no filters, no taboo subjects. Where people can connect and talk, something that will never forgets its audience. I want this something big, but not in a way where I’ll stop listening to the people who support me. 


I feel like that’s the problem with big named companies. They don’t care anymore, they only care when the money is there. I don’t want that, and I hope that I never will. That’s why I want to do this, because I want to have a place/company/anything that listens to their audience and cares about them.

I’m not sure what they’ll be, but the biggest things start out as small ideas. We’ll write articles about life, social media, literature, and whatnot. Maybe we can make videos, create art, anything really. Anything we can do, we’ll do.


But before that, I want a team. A team of people who can work together and accept each other for their differences. Because I’m a youngster, I’m going for high school age members, but I’m also open to anyone. Male, Female, none, both, lgbtq, religious, atheist, anything. I want you for you.


I believe that as long as you’re not hurting someone. You can have opinions, as long as you’re not violent or disrespectful. Of course, there are rules. You can’t bash anyone for what they label themselves, but you can bash them for who they are as an individual (there’s a difference). I want people who are true to themselves, but aren’t afraid to grow and learn. 

I’m still setting up everything, but I want the opinions of people I want to work with in the future. That’s why I’m asking for members before I begin. 

So, please message me if you’re interested. Tell me about yourself, what you want this ‘thing’ to be, what your dreams are, tell me about you.

I’ll be taking six people, I’ll accept more when we figure out what this ‘thing’ is. 

Have a nice day!! Sorry, I’m super lame.

as someone who writes and draws the difference between them is so wild to me

like writing takes a certain level of critical engagement with what you’re doing, because you need to be thinking about what’s going on and what’s coming up next at the same time, and also how to negotiate syntax, word choice, detail levels, etc; e.g., you really can’t do it when you’re tired

vs drawing/art - while it’s by no means easier and in a lot of ways more difficult - can be done without as much cognitive interaction? it relies more on muscle memory, for one thing, and while you’re not going to make your best art when you’re tired, you can still do it

tldr, visual arts and writing are equally difficult forms of art that seem to require different parts of the brain

Ok so for those who say yuri on ice is queerbating. I want to tell you why i think it’s not. Queerbating is when the creators of a show make two characters act gay in order to bring in the views and make the gay audience happy, even though the creators know that these characters are straight.

In yuri on ice, i think the creators believe these two are gay, and in love each other. They knew from the beginning and are invested in it. This was their vision. But due to big networks airing the show, and the general social state of japan, confirming gay moments have been censored, like the kiss, and how yuuri says the rings are ‘charms’ lol. 

The motives behind each are completely different. Its very sad when art like this is censored but all we can do is make this show as popular as possible so that hopefully, when the story finally leads to something gay affirming (marriage), it would be uneconomic for the network to hack it. 

Keep it or Leave it (Part 6)

Prompt: When an early bird and a womanizer are roommates, they come up with a scheme that favors both of them. But some things are not as clear as they seem

Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Warnings: None that I know of… 
*If you do feel triggered by something, let me know so I can add here and warn other readers!

Word Count: 519

Author’s Note: As always, if you see any words that could/should be replaced or sentences that could be better put together please feel free to point it out! English is not my first language and this will help me improve ;)

Part 1Part 5 Part 6 Part 7

Originally posted by sibirr

“Steve, you have to let me stay”

“That’s ridiculous Y/N! How many ‘keep its’ have you already been trough?…”

“This time is different and you know that…”

Keep reading

Ok, so this is something I thought I’d post on January 1 but I failed and idk if that’ll make sense now :/ Still WIP so it’s not like I’m showing you the finished… thing. I’m not sure if I post it, I’ll think about it, it has two versions but if I post it it would be the decent one lol. Nevermind  it’s half past 3 what do you expet I’ll whatever. Good night :)