it is now a thing in places other than tumblr

anonymous asked:

Hello! I'm really interested into getting into witchcraft and such but, i don't know where to start,,, do you know any reliable sources or blogs that can help me learn and take my first steps in it?

Welcome to the community! How nice of you to ask! I also found it hard to find a place to start as well. I am a fellow baby witch, so I am not as knowledgeable as most, but of course, i would love to share some of my favorite blogs and places I’ve found to be incredibly helpful in starting my journey!

https://witchy-woman.tumblr.com/ Witchy-Woman is known as the witch mom of Tumblr. Hers is one of the very first blogs I found after I started diving into witchcraft. I really found her helpful and easy to talk to (ive sent a few anons since I was nervous!) and she has some amazing tips and ideas as well as these really cool spell jars, which I LOVE!

http://orriculum.tumblr.com/  This blog is another one of my favorites, of course, it’s so hard to choose just one favorite, but they’re definitely at the top. General spells and easy beginner stuff. They are also very very friendly and will answer questions you may have for sure!

http://nightshadeandroses.tumblr.com/ I absolutely adore her! She is sassy and has plenty of her own content, spells and such, as well as helpful information. Definitely check her out!

http://naomi121406.tumblr.com/  So this is a blog I literally just found a few hours ago and she is great! I’ve found some wonderful content for new witches on things such as energy and element practice, as well as sea witch things, if you’re interested in that. (Still in the process of checking her out!)

http://ivythewitch.tumblr.com/ Probably the first blog I found when I started my witch blog. They are also very helpful and are more than willing to answer your questions, no matter how stupid you might think it sounds, they never make you feel bad. I love their blog so much!

Also check out books by Scott Cunningham (he writes a lot of Wicca material but he’s really helpful) and go ahead and check out this website if you’re interested in Wicca: 

https://www.wicca.com/ This is wiccan, however, it helped me discover the difference between witchcraft and Wicca and what path I wanted to go on.

***I also would suggest just a general google search as well, just to see what else there is out there.***

I follow about 24 witches right now ( and I believe maybe a few people who are Wiccan), these are just the five blogs I really follow closely and interact with the most right now (but there are so so sooooo many wonderful blogs and websites out there!) ~ I know its a little nerve-racking when you start but reading and reseaching is one of the most important things you can do. I would suggest starting a side blog or perhaps a book (usually called a Grimoire or Book of Shadows) to write down everything you’ve learned if you are really serious about getting into witchcraft. And of course, check out other places than Tumblr. I love the community here, but I also have read a few books as well as websites and I have a couple co-workers who practice that have told me a few things.

***Keep in mind that I am not an advanced practioner and cannot give you a lot of advice in your actual practice at this point (since I’ve barely cast any spells myself) but I can give you the tools and I would love to work together to discover our paths together! Good luck on your journey!

~Becky

On the topic of the Balmung lock-out.

Why is there drama over it. You guys are well aware of how congested that server is due to people joining this game for RP and the already existent community making a bunch of pointless alts along side their main on that one server. You know this. And those who have been here long enough know that Balmung is responsible for crashing the entire data center because of how congested it is.

So a total server lock-out is understandable. The dev team is working their ass off to accommodate everyone. You might think it’s easy for them to resolve the issue, but it isn’t. And as far increasing population limit, there isn’t a multi data center wide reason to do that because less than ¼ of the existing servers we have are heavily congested/capped.

So if you’re wondering “but where will I rp?” Get some friends and make a community on a smaller server. Reach out to others interested. And I’ll tell you now, most worthwhile rp on balmung is private anyway. There are rp communities on a lot of servers. Sargatanas has one. Mateus has. Jenova has. The only thing these servers don’t have are live open rp chats in /say because to be honest not everyone wants to see it clogging their chatbox.

Just stop complaining about it. Balmung is full. Get over it and start up your own group or find like minded people. There are plenty of posts in tumblr searching right now in the ffxiv tag. And remember you have other platforms to rp in! Tumblr, skype, discord!! Party chat via cross-world party finder! Half of the time all ya’ll are doing is sitting in one place typing for like 3 hours which is no different than RPing without the scenery on discord. One full server ain’t stopping you from doing what you want AND it ain’t as if Balmung is the glory house for the best RPers.

– Mod Mhi

anonymous asked:

How do you overcome not feeling like a good enough artist? It's my dream to have my own studio and be in a gallery one day but I never like any of my own work I feel it's very childish and cartoony looking and no one would take me or my art seriously 😞 but my heart calls for nothing more than to do it forever

There’s this quote from “My Girl” movie:

that I will use to give an advice about overcoming that feeling of not being a good artist:

Make sure to talk to people that makes you feel good when you show them your drawings. Don’t go for those who don’t understand what you do, who won’t add nothing to your art and your improvement, who won’t help you at all. Telling you “you need to improve this and that” is different than “your drawing sux” - avoid those “your drawing sux” people, they won’t help you to get anywhere - and always think about getting better.

But sometimes the problems are not the others, but ourselves. I know how cruel we can be in our own thoughts :(

I awe a lot of things to tumblr and my friends to help me with this. Thanks to my friend who said “you should make a tumblr account”, now I have a place where I can show my daily art and receive notes and messages. Surround yourself with those who motivates you, who inspires you, who makes you want to get better, who makes you have positive thoughts!

Having favorite artists is important. I’m sure you look up to artists that have a style that you would like to achieve, right? When you say “childish” and “cartoony” I don’t think it’s a bad thing. Child+Cartoon makes me think about Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, etc. It makes me think about Claire Keane, one of my favorites. She’s an absolutely amazing artist and her paintings goes like this:

and this!

Both paintings are beautiful in their own way, but clearly they have different meanings - because of the style. Some people might enjoy the first one, others enjoy the second one. It doesn’t matter - both are great and beautifully painted and executed by the same artist. So now’s the main question when creating art: what message do you want to show in your paintings and how would you do this? You don’t need to go to the realistic side, but Claire Keane, for instance, has enough knowledge and fundamentals to create both style (that’s something I really admire about her)!

And that’s how I started to overcome this feeling. The moment I realised how studies are important. So take your studies seriously, always motivate yourself to learn new things. Find inspirations and artists who has a “similar” approach that you have. Learn from all kinds of artists, from Picasso to your favorite tumblr artist, but always stick to the one who makes you wake up and draw everyday.

anonymous asked:

breakup anon here again! 1st of all, thanks for taking the time to answer me! nice to discuss these things w/ thoughtful people :) 2. I know there's lots of talk of new beard. Could very well be legit. I'm skeptical b/c i think few actually know full plans. Stuff like this gets spread to fandom for a reason. My guess: they're testing reaction to new beard just like they're doing w/ other things. Seeing what's worthwhile. I think there's a lot of testing of strategy happening right now.

Well hello again breakup anon.  I agree. I think tumblr is used to test strategy and plans a lot. and to see what people’s general reaction is to things, Though a lot is missed as much of the conversation takes place in private. I can say the idea of a new beard is not going over well. Most prefer if not the truth, than single Darren. 

Hope wherever you are its a beautiful a day as it is here in the city.  Got to take a lovely 3 hour walk this afternoon and I enjoyed every second.

Balls Out #3

As you might have seen, there are several things to be solved in the photo “community” here. Some more serious than others, you know which ones. Now I’m just gonna focus on something really ridiculous and childish, but really lighter : the boycott. It can have serious consequences for the ones among us who want money from their artistic production, as here and on other web places, there are serious clients like the biggest museums of the world. In spite of this, the topic remains lighter than the ones of the recent days : paedophilia, harassment, hack and erasure of sites by hack, slander.
As in every human group, the “photo community” of Tumblr is divided in many groups, which is absolutely normal, but the problem is that some of these groups are influential and oppose themselves to this or that other group, or to some lone individuals, and keep harping on them if they have some power to harm them.
Several means of pressure exist here, especially by reward/absence of, and of course, if you’re in a staff of big selections’ blog, you can play as you want if you like to do so.

I have been warned by extremely informed people that not only boycott was obvious and proved in many of these places, but also recommendations not to even LIKE or TALK TO some people, for ideological reasons for example. Let’s take an example : the gender “theory”. I put inverted commas if I want, as I strictly do what the fuck I want. Anyone has the fucking right to have doubts on any theory, any opinion or any event, this is called freedom of thought, of expression and of action. Imagine that someone writes, in private or in public, about their doubts or opposition, to gender “theory”, or to whatever touchy topic.
Imagine then that the boycott and interdictions of contact happen, and that behind it, are even slight “threats” and punishments if you disobey, like the stop of being selected on big sites. Don’t imagine too much, this is mankind, this is Tumblr. You want something else ? You have it here. Only the ones who participated to the slanders at me, and the harassers, are blocked here. For the rest, is it possible to solve this ? I don’t know, but speak about it. Between each other, or in public if you want. Wreak havoc, and don’t you care about the people who will shout that you’re “breaking the spirit of the community”. Fight for justice, equality and fair reward of talent. Balls out, I’m here to support these balls.

Basile Pesso, Barcelona, 20 May 2 017

On the topic of the Balmung lock-out.

Why is there drama over it. You guys are well aware of how congested that server is due to people joining this game for RP and the already existent community making a bunch of pointless alts along side their main on that one server. You know this. And those who have been here long enough know that Balmung is responsible for crashing the entire data center because of how congested it is.

So a total server lock-out is understandable. The dev team is working their ass off to accommodate everyone. You might think it’s easy for them to resolve the issue, but it isn’t. And as far increasing population limit, there isn’t a multi data center wide reason to do that because less than ¼ of the existing servers we have are heavily congested/capped.

So if you’re wondering “but where will I rp?” Get some friends and make a community on a smaller server. Reach out to others interested. And I’ll tell you now, most worthwhile rp on balmung is private anyway. There are rp communities on a lot of servers. Sargatanas has one. Mateus has. Jenova has. The only thing these servers don’t have are live open rp chats in /say because to be honest not everyone wants to see it clogging their chatbox.

Just stop complaining about it. Balmung is full. Get over it and start up your own group or find like minded people. There are plenty of posts in tumblr searching right now in the ffxiv tag. And remember you have other platforms to rp in! Tumblr, skype, discord!! Party chat via cross-world party finder! Half of the time all ya’ll are doing is sitting in one place typing for like 3 hours which is no different than RPing without the scenery on discord. One full server ain’t stopping you from doing what you want AND it ain’t as if Balmung is the glory house for the best RPers.

– Mod Mhi

(ok, again, if y’all want to not hear me figuring this shit out as i go, block the tag ‘sophia gets shit done’, but i like the illusion of accountability that posting on tumblr provides)

I NOW HAVE THE INTRO AND CHAPTER ONE FIRST DRAFTS. that was…much easier than i thought, actually?

to do:
- send email asking for extension on other essay due friday because lmao no
- now-5pm: draft chapter 2
- 5 -7pm: draft chapter 3
- don’t forget to eat dinner
- 7-9pm: draft chapter 4
- 9pm-1am: go through all 4 chapters and properly fill out the outline with quotes/sources in the right place, start to fix up sentence fragments and join things together keep track of bibiliography on citethisforme as i go
- 1am-2am write conclusion
- s l e e p
- wednesday: wake up around 7am, keep writing properly. by 5pm tomorrow have as much of a finalised version as possible then stop to check bibliography, put together contents/abstract pages. dinner, another nap, then just stay up editing as late as possible
- thursday morning: submit online version then print, bind and hand in real version

sounds doable (!!!???)

I am twice as mad about this as I’d be if I lived in any other country. I am sick of all this violence and how many things are happening worldwide, but also things like this happen all the time down here in South America and nobody ever gives a shit because people only know about what happens in USA, Europe and maybe Asia.
Concerts stopped being a safe place more than two decades ago in Argentina, and it makes me even angrier that I never took advantage of tumblr before to try and make people know until now.
My prayers are with the people that went to Manchester and with the whole world because we’re living in a time when violence is a currency and I hate it so fucking much.

“And if we dont see the beauty in now
Then i fear we never will
Or something like that
Maybe we’ll get lost in the dimensions we fathomed when we were children
When there was no danger
Just risks
And we’d take it with arms outstretched
When the only thing stopping us was ourselves
And sometimes our parents
But other than that we were free
Without worry and deadlines
We didn’t think of future as a stressful place
Being a grown up looked fun
We didn’t think we’d need to decide on the rest of our lives when we hadn’t even gotten our I’D’s yet
We dreamt of worlds and heroes and good prevailing
Look at us now
Sunken in our thoughts
Worrying too much about too many tomorrows.”

-tayyiba.h (Youth)

PA School Advice, delayed upon finishing my first semester...

1. Make friends. You will not make it through without friends in your class. You will need these people. Also, you will spend 40+ hours a week with them. So you need to like them.  They will help you preserve some semblance of a social life because you can be social while studying.  You’ll basically be kissing all non-school relationships goodbye so classmate friends will help maintain sanity.

2. DON’T PROCRASTINATE. This is so hard for me.  Procrastination is basically my natural state of being. During undergrad and my previous grad degree (MPH), if I started a paper more than 12 hours before its due date, it was an accomplishment. And yah, I have a good GPA for both. I can write a great paper in a minimal amount of time.  But PA school is just NOT something you can procrastinate on. There’s so much and it’s mostly important.  So study a little bit every night!

Don’t listen to Sponge Bob.

3. Also, make time for you. Go to the gym, watch a movie, read a non-school book, sit and stare blankly at the wall in silent post-exam horror…OK, not that last one. Just find time to do things that make you happy. Don’t be afraid to take an afternoon or even a whole day off on the weekend. Just make sure that your studying is focused the rest of the time. I realize that’s easier said than done! But it’s important.

4. (Try to) Sleep. Yeah, I still don’t have this one figured out yet. Someone please let me know if you find the secret to getting enough sleep during PA school. 

5. Use Quizlet and Google Drive. Two of the best things that have ever happened to me, hands down. Although I don’t have kids. I guess some of the parents in my program might have opposing views. Still, I have found both of these endlessly useful. I love the games on Quizlet and sharing docs with my classmates on the Drive makes everything easier.

6. Be curious. Don’t stop reading about the world around you and what’s happening. You don’t need to comb the news every day, but I think it’s fun to try and read health related articles. I love it when I read an article and I know all about the disease it’s discussing.  Making things in my every day life, like reading the news, come together with my school life helps me retain.

7. Drink wine. Obviously.

8. Volunteer if your school offers opportunities. The very very best experiences I’ve had so far in PA school were at public health screenings, where I got to take BP, run cholesterol and blood glucose tests, and perform HIV & Hep C screenings on the public.  Yah, it’s really easy stuff but it reminds me of two things: 

  1. How much I’m learning. Explaining to someone how to lower their cholesterol or why high blood glucose is a bad thing reminds me how much more I know now than I used to know. And it makes me feel like a BAMF when they ask me questions and take my answer seriously.
  2. Why I wanted to be a PA in the first place. Everyone has different motivations for becoming a PA, but I think that we all have one thing in common: we want to make others’ lives better. Volunteering helps me put aside all the exams, mock patients, sleepless nights, irritating professionalism activities, and general mental exhaustion, and reminds me how wonderful it feels to help people.

8. Follow PA-S and PA-C blogs on Tumblr!  Sometimes you just need a laugh or a little commiseration and it can always be found in the PAblr world. :)

I AM SAYING GOODBYE TO TUMBLR

as some of you may know, i got into drama school which has been my number one life goal for more than four years. and through all those years, i’ve been on tumblr. this has been my place and my inspiration.

but now i have to move on and tackle this amazing thing that i’ve accomplished and try to make all my other dreams come true.

i’ve had the best time here. thank you all for being there. a heartfelt goodbye to you all. i’ll miss you, especially my closest friends. liz and kae… i love you guys a lot.

balerion will remain as a memory, i won’t delete it. if you still wish to keep in touch, i’ll be happy to write once in a while. you can keep sending me messages here.

i’ve grown a lot. i’m at peace. i’m happier than ever.

be as rad as you’ve always been, tumblr.

goodbye.

A More Pleasant Post

On Tumblr, a post should always look like a post. Sounds obvious, but it hasn’t always been the case.

Before 2012, making a new post was like opening an entirely different application. When you clicked the photo post toilet-paper-square, we refreshed the page, and showed an editor with about a million visible fields.

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My gf says “You want to share on that blog, so share your current mood as well”. So there.

Spending 5 years building one of the biggest French speaking communities on Tumblr, and eating my breakfast while discussing with the gf whether or not I should be deleting it  due to complete assholes who basically managed over the last few months to make me feel anxious each time I answer a question (even about grammar!) because I never know “à quelle sauce je vais être mangée”. I’m seriously sick of all this anger everywhere, it seems like nobody in here is enough, nobody here is wise enough, smart enough, decent enough. I started the blog with the naive idea that sharing about cultures, explaining them, was a good idea, especially in a friendly place where people could send anonymous questions if they didn’t feel confortable enough. I dreamt of that place where people would get all their questions answered, where no question is a stupid one, where everybody would be treated the same and all the data would be strictly sticking to facts. I thought people had in them enough distance and altruism to accept that things might not be everywhere in the world as they thought they’d be. I wanted to create a place where I could speak (from my point of view, which is one among million others, and which is not better or truer than any other) about my culture. Because I was proud of it. Now, I feel like it’s a burden that’s not worth speaking about. Now, the person people in here say I am no longer fits with the person I truly am, in here, in my country, where I’ve belonged my whole life. On Tumblr, people say I’m that stupid ignorant French bitch who’s so obsessed by her own tiny person that I shouldn’t be permitted to make mistakes or even speak. In my country, in the real life that I live in France, I’m known as a Human Rights activist, a “take no bullshit” kind of feminist who’s very respectuous of all human beings, and a living encyclopedia about French culture, which led me to starting the blog. I’ve even been several times on TV for that, for speaking up ! I’ve shaken hands with ministers and damn famous activists who congratulated me. I got fanmail from one of the most famous Pro-choice activists, real fanmail, with paper and a stamp on it. In France, I’m a tiny redhead with a big voice who spends her energy on working towards full equality for all people, pro-choice freedom, and basically everything included in the term “Humanist”. I refuse to blame myself, after everything I’ve done and still do, over a… sorry to say it… over a stupid ass blog about grammar and culture. I wanted a share a tiny bit of French live, I basically lived for it at some point when I douted about all the rest, now I get a massive “Fuck you” in return. So, what should I do now?

anonymous asked:

it has honestly made me so sad about how hateful the hockey fandom has become.

I know exactly how you feel, dear anon.  I remember being upset over everything going on over the summer, and especially over so many wonderful people leaving tumblr and hockey as a whole because of it all.  But, with the state that the fandom is in now, it’s almost a scarier place than it was a few months ago.  Instead of having an intelligent discussion about differing opinions or just outright ignoring the other side of things, it’s become a daily battle between everyone.  There’s no reason to send anon hate, or to make hateful text posts, or to post awful things in the tags of players or teams that you don’t like or don’t approve of.  

Does anyone actually feel better about themselves after sending someone a hurtful, disgusting message? Do toxic words really make someone’s opinion better than another person’s? Do harsh and mean words make anyone become better or learn something from the exchange? I think not, to all of it.  

If someone in this fandom has an opinion that is different than yours – about anything – then it’s not your job or responsibility to ‘educate’ that person or to tell them how wrong they are or to try to make them feel like a lesser person for not agreeing with you.  Instead, wouldn’t it just be easier to not follow that person, or to employ blacklist to keep certain things from even appearing on your dash? Wouldn’t that require less effort than it would to go onto a person’s blog, click on the ‘message’ button, and type up the rudest, cruelest thing you can think of in the heat of the moment? 

I really think the tumblr experience for all hockey fans would become a bit less stressful, a bit happier again if we all realized that we’re not all going to agree on everything and that we certainly won’t be changing anyone else’s beliefs through the use of hate and cruelty.  It’s one thing to not agree with a person’s opinion, but it’s another to disrespect that opinion and the person behind it entirely.  Trust me, acting that way off a computer, where you can’t hide behind a veil of anonymity won’t get you very far.  And, maybe it’s just me, but I’d rather spread kindness than hatred here; we’ve got a world full of hatred, we don’t need to add to it ourselves.

@staff hah… bruh. buddy. my pal. i’m not upset at all. why would i be?

because everywhere around me i hear the word lesbian said in a disgusted and hushed ‘she’s a….you know *whispers* lesbian’ tone of voice?

because i couldn’t think of calling myself a lesbian without cringing cuz it has basically been made into a dirty word?

because i cried myself to sleep more than once cause i felt disgusting for being a lesbian?

because i decided i am reclaiming my word a week or two ago and then this happened?

because it makes me feel like i exist for cishet men’s pleasure when their attention is literally the last thing i want in this world?

because tumblr used to be one of the only places where i felt good about myself and that my love for other girls was beautiful?

because my chest is so heavy right now i can barely breathe?

nah i’m not upset at all :)

It’s been about 2 years now since I’ve done the imam thing  (given a khutba, taught a fiqh class, etc) and I know some of you don’t have mosques, or muslim families, or places to go for Islamic community other than tumblr.

If you’d like it, I was thinking maybe once or twice a week during Ramadan I could do a short lecture on tinychat where you can come and listen, and then discuss. I’m even open to having guest lecturers or speakers, I think it would be really cool to hear some of you talk about your experiences as Muslims, issues in your community, or what’s become important to you.

Let me know! Is that something y’all would like?

I think it's too hard to come up with a title for this post...

I came up with a title but I liked yours so I couldn’t pick. I reject definitive choices sometimes. 

OLICITY FANDOM: MEET LOU

More Lou you guys and trust me it’s just as priceless and hilarious as the last time! It’s also filled with EXTREMELY good shipping advice. Read and enjoy fandom! We’ve got ourselves a gem here!

louiseblue1 submitted: Okay, well colour me the little fan girl running around madly because you reposted my post, Jen! I always love knowing I made people smile, and it’s even better when it’s intentional, rather than me face planting in front of co-workers or realizing I’ve been wearing my shirt inside out all day.

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OK guys! It’s time to take a step forward! Choir project!

Now I want every single person who is decided to participate in our fandom choir project to contact me via ask box or fan mail by leaving me a message including the following information:

1. Your name

2. Your living place (country)

3. Which song do you prefer to sing (songs other than Bo Rhap and Somebody To Love will be considered too, but remember it’s gonna be a CHOIR thing)

4. Can you sing - if so, tell me what is your voice type; if not - IT’S STILL OK (I can’t sing but I’m gonna sing hahaha)

5. How do you prefer me to contact you later? (Tumblr/Facebook/gmail…?)

I’ll wait for your messages until Saturday, July 11, 2015, 22:00 (CEST)

I’ll be answering you later via specified media you give me in messages.

Please, reblog this post to spread the word.

Stay tuned - next info will be apearing soon.

Mamma mia! Okay, let’s do it!

Dan’s Daily Doodle: Day 55

There are two reasons I made this model for @elektronx

1. She is an amazing artist who continues to inspire me with her work to this day
2. She is actively a part of the community and supports other artists actively and in my opinion is one of the people who makes tumblr a great place to be.

So I made Techtor, but I tried something a little different, I tried to make him much more organic than how he’s usually drawn, while still retaining the robotic feel. This was quite a challenge and he was very fun to model.