it may be not accurate for you

Here's where I stand.

I still like Jontron because he truly is not racist. Some of the things he said may have not been true or harsh, but he is not racist. Jon was put under pressure and could not formulate his real opinions well. It’s hard to accurately say how you feel when PC media is at your neck with a knife. In Jon’s newest video he sat down and explained thoroughly his real thoughts. He was in no way racist or nasty towards anyone. Jon is very educated adult who probably knows the struggles of immigration from listening to his family. Jon is well rounded and blunt which much of the media hates now. This politically correct, overly liberal media and belief system is harming people. I stand with Jon because he sees this and also because he’s not a coward who hides behind the hive mind. That’s all.

So you want to write an autistic character.

Wait, what? Why would I do that?

I have two main answers to that question.

  • We exist! We’re part of natural human diversity! It is estimated that around 1% of people are autistic (and the number may be even higher). That may not sound like a lot, but 1% of 7.5 billion people is 75 million people! Which means that there are more autistic people than there are French people in the world. So if you want to write diverse characters, an autistic character is something to consider seriously!
  • Good, accurate representation of autistic people in media helps autism become more well-known by the general public. If people see us as humans when they read about good autistic characters in books, they are more likely to see us as humans when they come across one of us in the real world, and to treat us accordingly. So by writing an autistic character, you’re helping autistic people everywhere, in your own way.


OK, I’m convinced. But what is autism anyway?

Let’s start with what it is not! Autism is not a mental illness. This means this is not something you can somehow get later in life: you can start having depression at any stage in your life, but you are born autistic. Moreover, while depression and some other mental illness can be cured or be temporary, you are autistic for your whole life.

So what is it? It is considered a developmental disorder. This means that you born autistic, and that every stage of your development (baby-> toddler->child->teenager->adult->elderly person) is affected by autism, and will happen differently than that of a non-autistic person.

It is also considered a disability: there are things in of life that non-autistic people can do that are difficult or impossible for autistic people.

Finally, it is what we call a neurodivergence: this means that our brain is wired in a way that is different to that of most people. While it can make life harder for us in some regards, we are in no way lesser to non-autistic people, just different. We also have abilities and positive traits that others lack. And most the problems we encounter in our daily life are not because of autism per se, but because of a lack of awareness, understanding, and accommodations from others.

It is important to note here that autism is something that is still being researched,  and not everyone agrees with all of the above definitions, but we’ll get into this discussion in another post!

So tell me, what are autistic people like?

First of all, there is a very important thing to keep in mind: We are all different. We are all our own person, and we are just as diverse (or maybe even more so) than non-autistic people are. We all have a mix-and-match assortment of autistic traits, traits that are not typically autistic, and personal quirks. All of these can have different expressions, different intensities and different triggers depending on the person, but also on the context and on the moment. So there is not one way to be autistic, but as many ways as there are autistic people (that is, a lot.)

With that in mind, I will list here some common autistic traits that we will be expanding on in future posts: this may serve as a table of contents of sorts.

  • Difficulties with everything social: understanding social rules, understanding non-verbal cues and conversational rules, and using them correctly is very difficult for most of us. We often struggle with making friends and finding romantic partners.
  • Difficulties with typical communication: a lot of autistic people have trouble with communicating verbally (this includes sign language), and some are sometimes or always non-verbal. A lot of us prefer alternative means of communication such as typing. Even when we do talk, we may do so oddly.
  • Sensory differences: We can be hyper- or hypo-sensitive to different sensory inputs. This translates to a lot of us as struggling with things like loud noises, bright lights or being touched.
  • Stimming: You may often find us flapping our hands, rocking back and forth, twirling our fingers, playing with our hair, pacing… or even things like hitting our heads or biting ourselves.
  • Meltdowns and shutdowns: When we are very overwhelmed, we can have violent meltdowns which can include shouting, crying, and self-harming stims, or shutdowns in which we completely stop reacting and responding to our environment.
  • Special interests: Most of us have one or several topics which we are very, very interested in. They can change with time or be lifelong. We can spend hours researching such topics and talking about them. A special interest can look obsessive to outside observers.
  • Need for routine: We often need to have our days planned in advance following a routine, and we can be very upset if there is a sudden change to that routine or if something unplanned happens.
  • Executive dysfunction: Getting started on an activity, figuring out and following all the steps which it involves, switching activities and making decisions can all be difficult things for us.

There are other common autistic traits which we’ll talk about later, but these are the main ones.

This will be all for an introductory post. If you have any question, our ask-box is open!

Tarot Tip: Inverse Cards

It took me a while to get the meaning of Inverse cards.  

What is an inverse/inverted card?
This is when you flip the card over and the picture is upside down. Inverted cards have their own meaning that is usually quite different than the rightside up version. 

I heard it means the opposite
Well, no, not exactly. Some people may interpret them this way, but I find it more accurate that it means that the intent/meaning/symbolism of that card is either Repressed, or Excessive. 

Repression
You are struggling with this concept/idea.  It’s not coming as easily, or causing a battle within yourself. 
Example: if right side up the card has to do with creativity and imagination, you may be struggling with your creative juices when the card is reversed. 

Excessive
This is when the card’s meaning has gotten excessive, gone to an extreme, or become toxic. There must be Balance in all things, and when things become excessive, they ultimately become destructive.  Continuing with the example of a card to do with creativity and imagination - perhaps your imagination has run away with you.  Or you are neglecting necessary responsibilities in pursuit of creative outlet. 

How do I know which is which?
Your intuition should be able to tell you pretty quickly if you are struggling to manifest the concepts in the card, or if they have been taken to an unhealthy extreme. 

Protip: Pay special attention when there are inverse cards involving relationships.  Relationships can become toxic far too easily and your intuition may be warning you of a situation or relationship that needs to be brought back into a healthy balance. It is easy for us to let our emotions run away with us. Use your intuition and the cards to help you maintain healthy situations, and when something becomes toxic or unhealthy - take steps to resolve it or walk away if it cannot be resolved. 

anonymous asked:

Hello, if you have the time, could you explain how hair lines work?? specifically on men because I am struggling :-(

Well, I can give you some tips based on how I do it. Your mileage may vary.

I mainly figure out where my dudes’ hairlines are supposed to be based on the physical landmarks of the head. Here’s a generic head I drew up that highlights those parts. It’s not realistically accurate since these are TF2-ish proportions, but it does involve knowledge of actual anatomy, which isn’t as scary as it sounds.

1-3 are self-explanatory. 4 is that slight bony ridge around that little depressed area behind your forehead on the sides. 5 is the bump of the base of your skull where it meets your neck muscle.

Also, notice where things line up, since these are clues to help you lock things in place and keep facial features from floating around too much. For example, the top of the ear generally lines up with the eyeline and the bottom with the mouth. There are lots of little tricks like that.

And here’s a generic hairline based on these landmarks.

Of course, reference is also going to help you out a bunch here. The above approximation is just meant to give a basic idea of where a hairline would be. Like fingerprints, everyone’s hairline is unique. Depending on your character, you should feel free to mix it up!

These are just a few slight variations, to give you an idea of what I mean: rounded, pointy, and receding. Once I have my hairline roughed in, I pick where the hair part is (if there is one) and sketch in the hair, following the natural growth pattern of hair.

You can get nearly infinite variations! Get wacky with it! And there’s no one 100% correct way to draw a hairline (or anything else, for that matter) so don’t get too hung up on not doing it wrong. Practice until you’re comfortable, and you’ll be winging it in no time.

Most Accurate English Translation of YoI Ep 5 Scene

Victor: Check it out babe, one of your cute, smol fans is looking to you for encouragement

Minami: NOTICE ME SEMPAI

Yuuri: Ignores kouhai

Victor: *gasp*

Yuuri: Continues ignoring kouhai

Minami: SEMPAI ;;;;;;A;;;;;;

Victor: Hmmm, I may need to spank him later.

Victor: Babe I’m disappointed in you.

Victor: That kid looks up to you and you just blew him off when he needed your support the most.

Victor: You can sleep in Makkachin’s doghouse tonight.

Yuuri: OH SHIT I FUCKED UP DIDN’T I NO DONT GO BAE

Minami: SHAKE IT OFF SHAKE IT OFF SKATE WELL SO SEMPAI NOTICES ME

Yuuri: Shit, I really did fuck up.

Yuuri: Bae was right…how do I fix this?

Yuuri: YOU CAN DO IT MINAMI-KUN, SEMPAI BELIEVES IN YOU

Minami: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SEMPAI NOTICED ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Victor: Heh, I think that deserves an “I’m proud of you, babe” spanking instead.

Astrological Planets and Compatibility

Sun: Everything - the Sun is usually the pure essence of your personality, and while other planets may affect your initial reaction/feelings, the Sun usually depicts how you actually behave.

Moon: Your feelings at heart. The stuff that’s happening under the surface, that people may not always see. It’s your knee-jerk reaction/thoughts.

Ascendant: How you first present yourself to people. This may not always be exactly accurate of who you are. It’s your “outer shell” and usually only comes into play when you’re first meeting someone.

Mercury: How you communicate/learn. Even if you feel one way, how you express it may be slightly different. You may feel like a water balloon of emotion, and express that in a very calm and logical manner.

Venus: What you enjoy in relationships, how you want to behave in them, what you find attractive in others, and what you use to attract other people. How you feel about making love.

Mars: How you handle our anger, what makes you angry. How you view challenges, and approach things that you want. What you find physically attractive in people. How you feel about sex.

When looking at different types of compatibility, we look at different parts of the natal chart. Of course, to be thorough, you should examine the entire natal chart, but here are the key planets for each relationship type:

Platonic: Sun, Moon, and Mercury. This is how we act, how we feel, and how we communicate. These matter for friendships, because they depict how we behave and how we act around and talk to our friends.

Familial: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars. This is how we act, how we feel, how we communicate, and what makes us angry. These matter for our families, because they depict how we behave around the house, and what can set off arguments.

Romantic: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars. This is how we act, how we feel, how we communicate, how we love, and what makes us angry. These matter for our relationships because they all describe the ways in which we treat our significant others, the way we want to be treated, and the things we want.

Classmates/Coworkers: Sun, Mercury, and Ascendant. This is how we act, how we communicate, and our outer shell. These matter for acquaintances because They’re all our out-ward behavior/communications that we present to people who we aren’t as close to.

A little while back, I had wanted to edit everyone out in the snapshot of Keith’s room to use for this blog.

I was also supposed to edit out Keith, but I realized that this scene is what Keith might have endured for one year and decided to keep the snapshot like this.

Feel free to use whenever, but tag me if you do. Also please remember that I had to adlib a ton of stuff for backgrounds we never saw so it may not be accurate.

Listening “Not Today”:

RM: ALL THE UNDERDOGS IN THE WORLD, A DAY MAY COME WHEN WE LOSE, BUT IT IS NOT TODAY

RM: TODAY WE FIGHT!

Me:

I hear a lot of people say that psychiatrists just give you a checklist of symptoms and diagnose you based on what you checked off. That idea is commonly used as an excuse to self-diagnose. As someone who’s been seeing psychiatrists since I was twelve, I would just like to say fuck off. By saying that, you’re undermining the work they actually put into their long term patients.

A psychiatrist will give you a checklist of symptoms during intake. That first time you meet your psychiatrist. The reason they do this is because they need a general idea of the things you’re experiencing and the issues they may need to address. This is not what they initially use to diagnose you.

A diagnosis is made by the patient addressing their symptoms and talking about the things that happened to them in the past or even happen in their day-to-day life. The patient, when being honest and accurate, will discuss anything bothering them, namely, emotions, thoughts, or actions. To receive an accurate diagnosis, the patient needs to be as thorough as possible. This may take weeks to months, or even years. It isn’t always, but it can be a very lengthy process. This is why you can’t just see a psychiatrist two or three times and then say that they weren’t doing their job. They’re not at fault for that, you are.

Even when they do give you a diagnosis early on, they’re still going by what you tell them. They may start with the most common disorders first and work their way up as they gather information from you. This is why people are commonly misdiagnosed with various types of depression.

They can only diagnose you based on what you tell them. So yes, they do give you a checklist of symptoms, but that’s to get a broad idea. This is not their actual diagnosis tool.

Quit undermining the efforts of good psychiatrists.

I’m working on transitioning my language from -phobia over to -antagonism. It’s not only more accurate, and way less ableist, but the dude who started us using “homophobia” in the first place (from which most of our other uses of - phobia for bigotry descend) was trying to legitimize it as a totally understandable fear instead of the bigotry it is so why would we do him that favor?

So that’s why you’ll see that going forward. I may use the words in tags still for triggers, but I’ll be trying to push myself to abandon those words going forward.

Tarot Questions in a Crisis

Many people disagree on whether reading Tarot when in a real crisis is a good idea or potentially harmful.  I think it depends on your intent and what you are seeking to get out of your readings.  This is my own interpretation of this issue and the opinions are my own. 

What can be potentially Harmful

  1. Prophecy/Divination
    Trying to determine what WILL happen in a crisis can be confusing. We are emotionally distraught, we aren’t thinking clearly. We are completely permeated by our current circumstance. Even if our reading is accurate, we may be unable to accurately determine what our soul or spirit guides are telling us. Cards are not an exact science and if we try to determine exactly what is happening through divination, we may make poor or detrimental decisions. 
  2. Making Critical Decisions based on what Cards tell us
    We may not have all of the information, and whenever we do readings, we can only interpret the cards in accordance with the information our cognitive mind already has.  Even the most intuitive and gifted psychics can struggle to interpret information from their subconscious accurately. 
  3. Asking the Wrong Questions
    I cannot tell you how many times in my own life, when faced with a crisis, that I was completely hung up on asking all the wrong questions. And the answers to the wrong questions could lead us astray. Or, our desperate spirit guides might give us the answers to the right (but completely different) questions. I was too close the the situation to have even known what the right questions would have been.

Positive Questions to Ask Tarot in a Crisis (ask yourself too)

  1. What can I do to stay healthy so I can deal with this effectively?
  2. How can I approach this differently? 
  3. How do I continue to show love to the people important to me?
  4. How can I continue to seek my highest good?
  5. What can I do to be prepared to handle the outcomes of this crisis? 
  6. Who should I look to for comfort, guidance and wisdom? 
What Gender Dysphoria Feels Like, For Those Who Don't Experience It

(From my experience only. Not accurate for all trans people.)

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At its best, it is a dull, mental tingling. You know something is not quite right. You know your own identity, and you notice the annoyances this body brings you, but you carry on.

At its usual, it’s an anxiety producer. You’re more aware of you’re own feminine features, and the things about your body you feel don’t fit you; You’re more aware of your voice, and dislike how it makes others view you. Mornings may see a little heavier, having to wake up and face your own body in the shower, or in the bathroom mirror. Hearing people refer to you as “she” is still an annoyance, but you brush it off. You don’t like looking at yourself, but you can. You’re able to see past the dysphoria and accept yourself.
At mid-day the limits you put on your body start to make you ache. You think maybe you should take your binder off for a bit, but doing so could potentially cause a panic attack. You let yourself be physically uncomfortable, so you can be more mentally comfortable.

At its worst, seeing your own body makes you want to cry. You do nothing but lay in a pile of heavy comforters - fully clothed so you don’t have to feel the curves of your own body. Hearing someone regard you as “she”, or your birth name, fills you with discomfort and unease, sometimes to the point of nausea. You can’t look in the mirror without wanting to cut your own skin off - remake your body into something more tolerable. This frustration towards ones own body may cause the urge for them to self-harm. Even slightly tight fitting, or feminine clothes cause anxiety to the point where you won’t leave your home.

Dysphoria is not simply the wish to be another gender. It is not a trend; it is not a fight against social standards. Gender dysphoria is a psychological battle between who you are on the inside, and how others perceive you on the outside. It can produce anger, anxiety, nausea, depression.
Dysphoria is painful. It isn’t something I’m happy to be going through, but I go through it, regardless.
I hope people get better educated about gender dysphoria, within the next few years, so we - as a society - can actually start treating trans people like people.
- Adrian Loya 🖤

when you writing a star wars fic and trying to make it as accurate as possible
Qooky’s Informally Written ML Fic Rec

So some of you know that I recently sent a fic-rec list via chat to one of my college friends (actually, make that twice now), and there are those who’ve asked that I post it here! Well, this isn’t really a fic-rec list, as more of an author-rec list since I didn’t have enough time to go over each fic and list them down. So I just sent them a list of authors for them to check out and choose which fics to read from them. 

Disclaimer: My descriptions may NOT be entirely accurate so forgive me. I was trying to “sell” these fics to my college friends. I’m sorry but I’m too lazy/tired to link to each fic so I just bolded the mentioned fics. Also, this is based on my reading which, compared to a lot of people, actually isn’t that much xD This list is a year’s worth of my reading.

Also, tagging @greendoodle and @deusbex

Without further adieu, here is the list (with my informal commentary because I made it short, snippy and personal, since these were for someone).

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the signs as guys cumming

ARIES: loud grunting, not a lot of cum but it shoots far as fuck

TAURUS: deep sighing, low grunts, wants to whisper in your ear as he cums inside you

GEMINI: cums loud as fast, will shoot a load anywhere available, preferably your face

CANCER: silent as humanly possible, may whisper a curse word or two. cum usually drips down their dick

LEO: loud grunting, lots of cursing, cums hard but not that much, wants to nut on your ass or back

VIRGO: cursing ALOT, panting and grunting, will ask where you want them to nut on you

LIBRA: whispering curse words, panting. cums gently spills out their dick

SCORPIO: LOUD grunting, maybe even screaming. will shoot a really thick load in any hole

SAGITTARIUS: cursing and praising God at the same time, not a lot of cum, probably jacked his dick to cum everywhere

CAPRICORN: silent like Cancer, but shoots a thick load all the way across the room, will want you to suck the cum out of their dick

AQUARIUS: Lots of moaning, oohs and ahhs. will probably shoot small load on himself

PISCES: takes a long time to cum, a lot of moaning and cursing. will want to shoot a thick load on your titties and tell you to rub it in.

Reasons to read Rivers of London
  • Peter is a nerd and will tell you all sorts of things about the history and architecture of London. Admittedly this may only be a bonus if you’re a nerd who likes London, but it works for me.
  • Peter is an unusual urban fantasy protagonist. A young, mixed-race police officer who believes in conflict resolution and community outreach even – perhaps especially – when some of the people you’re policing are goddesses and fae.
  • An interesting take on the Fae where it’s a word that is about as precise as foreigner or barbarian and just means someone not quite human. The division into seelie and unseelie and various subtypes by 19th century wizards is dismissed by Peter, probably accurately, as racist garbage on par with phrenology.
  • Peter actually manages to make the term “ethically challenged practitioner” catch on after refusing to call the bad guys “black magicians” on the grounds that he’s both black and a magician.
  • Peter is exactly as curious about how magic works as the reader probably is. Unfortunately, scientific equipment for measuring magic is so far limited to a magic-sensitive terrier. The yap-ometer is cutting edge.
THE GAME IS STILL ON.

Johnlock fans, do not despair, for I come to you with good(ish) news.

A friend with connections to the press said that a reporter was at the BFI screening and that they were “pulled into a press huddle with the creators” where they were told, “This may or may not be the full version [of the episode].”  This person is not a fan of the show, just someone doing a job, and was not happy to have to watch it again when it airs Sunday in order to write an accurate review.  So this is not some attempt to sabotage any portion of the fandom, it’s not trolling, it’s just someone passing along information.  

I am posting it here because I see so many – like me – who are despondent over the initial reports and who feel we have been duped.  And maybe Mofftiss duped the press, as well, forcing them to wait to write their reviews, only to find out nothing has changed.  But why would they do that?  They can’t risk pissing off the press and the fans.  

So, have hope.  Let this boost your spirits again, as it has mine.  We still have a horse in this race and it’s not a Silver Blaze – it’s a RAINBOW.  

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For all the Jung Gi diehard wannabes out there, If you think this modern art master hasn’t studied anatomy at least once in his lifetime and only draws figures accurately purely from imagination (like I once did), then maybe these images may change your mind and hopefully motivate you to become studious with your anatomy and perspective this coming year. I know I get pumped when I see these! :D
What an amazing artist!