it varies from person to person

sooooo, i’ve been wanting to do this meme for a bit now, and i just got around to finishing it last night c: kind of an old news meme, but I still like it and think it’s interesting. of course my boundaries vary from person to person (definitely wouldn’t say these are exact), but these are basically right in a general sense


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anonymous asked:

I've been struggling recently with my faith as a polytheist. I prayed on Imbolc and I felt a response. Which has never happened to me before. It was very clear, so clear I felt specific words. It felt like a thought, but distinctly not mine. I was wondering what it feels like when you get a response to a prayer. Does it feel similar to that or something entirely else?

Hi, Anon! So, this is one of those things that really varies from person to person. I’ll preface this with the fact that I’ve never felt like I had any clear sense of godphone. I’ve experienced events similar to what you’re talkin about, but they’re momentary and fleeting. How much stock you put in that is gonna have to be up to you. If you’re skilled in divination or know someone who is, I’d try to divine a confirmation. I’m a little (read: a lot) cerebral which can lead to some serious skepticism, so when the few times I’ve had anything like that happen, I’ve analyzed it to death. It’s a skill I’m workin to develop, but…I’m not sure it’ll ever “be there.” of course, a healthy dose of discernment is also a good thing here to make sure it’s not a form of confirmation bias. But generally, I think it sounds highly possible and is certainly worth explorin. 

Honestly, though, the vast majority of what little (if any - again, I tend to be most skeptical of my own experiences) direct interaction I’ve had with Na Dé has been through dreams, which…just makes sense for me in ways I won’t go into. 

Lastly, crises of faith are totally normal. Everyone the world over who is religious or spiritual seems to deal with ebbs and flows, or as the Kemetics put it, experience “fallow seasons,” which is a term I personally love. Don’t sweat that in and of itself. Sometimes we need a break for our own well-bein and that’s just life. 

I’ll also see if anyone else wants to weigh in? My own experience is limited, so if someone else has thoughts, go for it. 

I: Yo

M: sup have you seen the ww finale or what? Holy fuck!

I: haven’t seen it yet

M: I saw it now it was awesome

I: awesome

M: talked to Even?

I: no
I was thinking about calling him

M: do it

I: but how do you think he is, do you think he’s manic

M: don’t know
Have you heard anything from him

I: no

M: he has probably grounded

I: that he’s depressed?

M: he most likely but don’t know

I: how long does that last?

M: don’t know

I: but how long is your mom usually like that?

M: it varies, that stuff I believe is different from person to person. Depends on if he’s on medication etc

I: but do you think he’s home?

M: seriously Isak. How am I supposed to know if Even is home?

I: yeah but like if he’s hospitalised or I don’t know, if you’re usually hospitalised somewhere or something

M: my mom is usually not hospitalised anywhere, he’s probably just at home with his family

I: ok

M: jut talk to him he will guaranteed be happy to hear from you

I: ok

M: just one thing, when you talk to him, it’s important that you DONT use words that begins with p, because the p sound is a crazy trigger for bipolar people

I: ???

M: I’m kidding! Chill!! Just be your self man. Quote Henrik Ibsen

I: Henrik Ibsen never said that

M: whatever text me when you’ve talked to him. Quote Henrik Wergeland

What binding should NOT feel like

Okay so before I got my proper binder I had (stupidly) experimented with other methods of binding. At the time I thought they were fine because I didn’t know what a proper binder and safe binding felt like. So here’s a list of things binding should NOT feel like:

- Tingling pains across the breasts

- Feeling like you need to breath really hard to push out the binder when exhaling

- Dull or severe constant or semi-constant ache in breasts 

-  Feeling out of breath more than normal

- Mild or severe nipple irritation 

- Back pain from the pressure of the binder

If you experience two or more of these while binding for less than 6 hours at a time, then it’s almost certainly too tight or not a safe method. (of course binding varies from person to person but this was my experience). 

Dear Urban Fantasy fandom,

What I would like to see more of in urban fantasy writing:

- More werecreatures besides werewolves, ie. werebears, werecats, werebirds, etc.

- Transformations for werecreatures that vary from person to person, ie. one person’s might be extremely violent while the other sort of just melds into it

- Werecreatures who have different behaviors while transformed besides “KILL EVERYTHING”

- Werecreatures who don’t have this messed up canon where there can’t be any females, or they can’t give birth, or they’re extremely violent, yadda yadda yadda

- Werecreature loners who were forced to be loners by circumstance rather than chose it and are actually looking for or to form a new pack

- More packs with werecreatures that are positive, supporting places

- Werecreatures with “transformation night” packs so they’re ready for whatever

- People who are friends with werecreatures who knows what’s up and try to help them through the night if they need it

- Werecreatures who are totally cool being werecreatures

- Vampires who are sensitive about their age

- Vampires who aren’t the most beautiful creatures ever to behold in existence UGH

- Vampires with acquired tastes to different blood

- Vampires with different skintones in their own variations of pale

- Vampires who don’t give a flying fatooty about history and are rather annoyed when people start to ask them questions like they should know

- Vampires who can transform into more than just bats

- Vampires who are endlessly frustrated they can’t get drunk but they try anyway

- Vampires who still wear the styles from, like, 20 years ago (70’s vampire guys!)

- Vampires who won’t drink blood without consent

- Vampires that still look like children but are actually well over 200 and swear like sailors

- Vampires in broods

- Vampires who are total geeks and have memorized every line of every Star Trek (or insert your own) movie and quotes them all the time

- Vampires who are totally cool being vampires

- Witches who can’t afford fancy glass vials so they use milk jugs or tupperware

- Witches who make more potions besides liquidy ones, ie. some are really thick and grainy, others slimy, etc

- Witches who specialize in a certain craft, ie. potions, divination, thaumaturgy, etc

- Mass-produced witch items you can find in grocery stores and other witches complaining about how they’re not as powerful as homemade

- More familiars besides cats

- More magical focuses besides wands, ie. a pocketwatch, a favorite old coin, a keychain, etc

- Witches with planters on their windowsill

- Witch magic developing at different times for different people, ie. at birth, puberty, a random age for no reason, etc

- Witches having to LEARN how to use magic properly, not knowing how to do it instantly

- Witch support groups for people having trouble controlling or even using magic

- Wizards who classify as witches and witches who classify as wizards and wizards and witches classifying as neither because that’s who they are

- Witches who summon monsters or demons just to chill or hang out and the monsters and demons are totally chill with it

- Witches who are totally cool being witches

- Other supernatural/mythological creatures besides the regular ones

- Lamias, kelpies, selkies, pischacha, jarita, chimera, xiāo, kui, yōkai, aswang, etc, etc, ETC

- A supernatural society that isn’t hidden from human society and even if they have problems they work together

- Supernatural creatures who run for political office

- Supernatural creatures working as baristas

- Supernaturals creatures who live in specific neighborhoods and identify with different races, classes, religions, etc.

- Supernatural creatures in gangs

- Romances between supernatural creatures, other supernatural creatures, and humans being A-OK and healthy and wonderful

- Romances beyond straight romances

And so much more! Please, guys, we need more variations! We can’t get stuck in an ocean of stale, overused urban fantasy stories! We need to improve upon the genre!

If you have any more ideas, please add on! :)

Dragon Personalities (Not All Chromatic Dragons Are Evil...)

By vampirestookourscience:

All dragons in Dungeons & Dragons are depicted as intelligent beings, and most of them exceedingly so…

Dragon personality varies from dragon to dragon, but dragons of the same subrace tend to have similar mindsets.

This is not always true; several exceptions exist in official D&D material. In the Forgotten Realms a good-aligned red dragon is involved against his will in the Fall of the elf city of Myth Drannor.

Dragon subraces encompass all D&D alignments, going from lawful good paladin-like gold dragons to the cruel and very greedy chaotic evil red dragons.

All dragons share a common desire to collect treasure, be it precious, beautiful, magical or just shiny - indeed, the treasure in question needn’t always be gold, and may sometimes be aesthetic in nature, ranging from popular artwork or sculptures or even rare books and tomes that might otherwise have an overwhelming monetary value.

For evil-aligned dragons, this generally directs a greedy attitude to achieve such wealth by whatever means suit them.

For good dragons this lust for treasure is tempered, although they are certainly not averse to earning such wealth, and still appreciate gifts (while being insulted if offered an obvious bribe).

Being stronger, faster, generally smarter, and possessing longer life than humans and most other races, dragons tend to consider themselves superior creatures.

For good-aligned dragons, this may only mean they often consider humanoid races as children, trying to take care of them and educate them; for evil-aligned dragons, they consider humanoids as mere animals, or as toys to play with; at best, they are minions and slaves.

The longevity of dragons is evident in their often lackadaisical attitudes.

Good-aligned dragons, while concerned with defeating evil, are able to see a much broader scope of the world, and although certain crises arise that may seem extremely important to good-aligned humans, their dragon counterparts are able to see the event as an unimportant hiccup that will pass in mere centuries; even those that adventure with others tend show a sense of incredible patience, even in situations where all others feel they’ve not a second to lose.

Similarly, evil-aligned dragons that are crossed by belligerent adventurers may plot for dozens of generations before exacting revenge on the trespasser’s line - it is not uncommon for those descended from the mentioned adventurer to find themselves the target of a dragon based simply on their lineage.

Please repeat after me:

There is no right way to have trauma

Your trauma is valid even when it presents in less common or embarrassing ways

You don’t need to be the perfect trauma patient to still be affected by trauma

You can have steps forward and steps back while dealing with trauma

Trauma and its experiences vary greatly from person to person and not everyone reacts to the same trauma in the same way

Your trauma and your feelings matter

Trauma does not make you crazy or less of a person

life has gone to shit in the past few weeks and so i decided to start waking up early and taking charge of my life. it’s going ok so far. i am a night owl, though, soooo listen to me my tips work y’all

getting ur sleep hours

  • okok so iK that this is not always possible n u stay up late doing crap for school or smthing BUT
  • waking up early becomes so much better and easier and calmer when u get ur hours ok
  • find out how many hours u need (varies from person to person; me it’s 8 hours which kills me bc so much frigggging time)
  • depending on what time u want to wake up at, calculate it backwards and this new hour is ur hour that u absolutely cannot stay up past*
  • (* unless u absolutely absolutely have to. i understand that sometimes u just have too much stuff to do and u gta get it done. so in that case u would have to go to sleep as early as u can - meaning after ur deadline has passed, u focus focus focus n don’t do shenanigans.)
  • the idea here is u want a routine ok bc ur body likes routines ur brain likes routines and eventually it’ll wake up naturally at the time

ur alarm

  • this can either go both ways, whatever works 4 u:
    • make it RLLY RLLY shrilly n hella annoying that u hate it and u go and turn it off
      • warning: this can backfire bc u just turn it off and don’t actually wake up
    • or u make it like soft and happy and pretty
      • warning: similarly this can backfire bc u r still sleepy bc soft and happy and pretty
  • either way!!!!!!! DO NOT HIT THE SNOOZE
  • u made the promise to urself to wake up early, honour it. don’t be a shitty person who can’t keep their word. (look @ me guilting u)
  • some ppl like their alarms far but i don’t have enough self control for that lol like my alarm is my phone n getting out of bed b4 sleep to put my phone across the room eh

ur awake. now what?

  • ur probably still sleepy af bc ur a sleep-deprived person who would ideally be sleeping but u persevere my friend
  • ok first thing u do is get out of bed bc the bed is ur enemy and it distracts u ok it sucks!!!!!!!!!
  • couple things to stay awake:
    • in the winter especially i blast light in my face 2 tell my brain “yooo it’s like the day now can u wake the hell up” and then serotonin comes in and it’s like “yooo ty
    • wash my face w/cooold (diduthinkiwasgnasaycool) water bc that wakes u up !!! if u’ve ever been woken up w/water!!! yes it works !!!
    • some ppl r like exercise but be warned: this only works if ur body is somewhat used 2 exercise like mine is not and so exercising in the morning just makes me tired tbh
    • stimulate ur mind ya ok some ppl r against electronics in the morning but idk watching a funny vid or smthing cheers me up a lot (laughing!!! important)


  • bc we r humans driven by desires
    i make like a nice breakfast that i like w/like fruits and like good things and it makes me feeling nice n it’s usually rlly tasty
    • things i like to eat: berry smoothies, burrito wraps, congee, dates lol i’m obsessed w/dates rn
  • sometimes i also plan my outfit n i’m like yooooooo i look so good and it gets me feeling rl nice
  • i also have a short impromptu dance party bc like i can afford it w/the time i have now like i don’t listen to music that much anymore :( but now i have a special time to dedicate to music and dance and it’s gr8

final words

  • pls persevere; habits r not made overnight n u will miss some days n it will be totally ok
  • sunrises r nice to actually see and it’s x108908394 easier in the winter bc later sunrise time soooo js
  • my best friend just texted me “can we nap together tmrw” and that pretty much sums us up idk why that’s relevant but s.o. to him !!!
  • i rlly want a burrito rn
  • ur a superstar u can do it also wtf is sleep who needs that???
  • <3

So over the past week I’ve been working on an au that started as a pet shop/flower shop tsukyam au but I ended up adding magic to it and a bunch of other fun things.  
Long story short; Yamaguchi is learning how to master plant spells from Suga while also helping him in his gardening shop, while Tsukishima, someone who wanted to try to live a magic free life, ends up getting a job in a pet store run by two shapeshifters. (more notes about it below. I ended up writing a lot whoops)

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So this little bean was made by a suggestion from @little-noko

During her stream I commented on how I could only make fankids and she wondered what a CraneXChill Kiddo would look like, so I came up with Rune!

He can have varying personalities which makes him hard to describe in detail, not so much as Multiple personality stuff but, he is usually mellow about most things, he also has no filter so if somethings on his mind he blurts it out without rethinking it.

His powers for now are manipulation of rocks and stuff, but he cant necessarily control them it can sometimes happen at random moments and they each vary on how much magic it uses.

He’s partially blind in his right eye but even so his vision isn’t the greatest to begin with. He usually bumps into things but he doesn’t really care.

Art and Rune belong to moi~

There are four perspectives throughout a breakup: the Before, the During, the Following, and the After.

The Before is how you think you’ll handle it. It is what you tell yourself you would do. In my case, I intended to be rational and level headed because that is the type of person I am.

The During is when it happens. This varies from person to person. It is unpredictable. Well, I was right. I wasn’t irrational or emotional. In fact, you could say I was in a state of shock. The kind when you are eerily calm as if nothing heartbreaking was happening.

The Following can go two ways. You either bounce back quickly or the reality finally sinks in. For a little bit, I was fine. That was until I found myself constantly crying for no reason when I’m a person who solemnly does so. Actually, there was a reason I just didn’t realize it yet.

The After? That part is up to you.

—  C.H. // Stages of a Breakup

This is fun!
7000 divides equally into 7 days… 
= 1000 jumping jacks a day!
Which you could split up into 1/2′s!
500 Jumping Jacks in the morning ( to wake you up! )
500 Jumping Jacks at night!  ( to tire out, and help you fall asleep! )
= 1 extra lbs a week!

Losing weight will vary from person to person, 1lb is a average number but this also means this could lead to ever MORE weight loss for some people! How exciting!

Work hard, stick to your goals, and as always…


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Random thing I spent all of work tonight thinking about: I never realized until listening to Aubri confess her insecurities to me that a lot of women seem vastly misinformed on how attraction to you works for us heterosexual men. Believe it or not, we don’t rate your physical appearance on a linear, universal scale.

For one thing, almost everything varies at least a little based on the individual male; the only things that are truly universal are based on things like hygiene and personal grooming. And sure, some women are more widely considered attractive than others, but almost none of you would ever get a unanimous yes/no from a group of us. Put two dudes who don’t know each other in a room and tell them to discuss preferences in women, putting more important factors like personality and intelligence and morals aside, and they’d find a lot more than you think to disagree on.

Secondly, if I were to take a survey of what American men are most likely to go for, the results would likely surprise you. Personally, I can appreciate a range of body-types, but I mainly like a woman somewhere on the heavier, curvier side. Conversely, some of my best friends love a thin or petite figure. And you could find others somewhere in-between.

Now, I don’t associate with the fat-acceptance or body-positivity movements, but at the same time the parts of the media and our culture claiming there’s only one body type that every woman needs to strive for or agonize over not having, are also wrong.

What I’m ultimately trying to get at is this: Learn to be content with the body you were given, figure out what standard is healthiest for you, what works for your genetics and individual needs and will help you live a long, fulfilling life. Learn to see what’s beautiful about what that looks like, then achieve it; because I’d bet money there’s a guy out there who will see it without needing to try. If you have that and the guy you like just isn’t attracted to you anyway, that’s okay; it’s not his fault, he can’t help it, but it isn’t yours, either.

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Riku-kun’s skillfully drawing a design in mayonnaise. Tamaki-kun is making a very triumphant face as well!

※ Note: Riku, Sogo, and Tamaki are eating okonomiyaki, a Japanese pancake (sometimes likened to a crepe or pizza instead) featuring batter and cabbage as the star ingredients. Toppings can vary from person to person, ranging from meat to ramen noodles! Hiroshima (where the boys are eating) has a long-standing rivalry with Osaka regarding who prepares the best okonomiyaki. The difference between them is Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki always layers the ingredients while Osaka-style okonomiyaki always mixes them. Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki also uses a lot more cabbage. Don’t forget to give them a taste if you’re ever visiting Hiroshima or Osaka while in Japan!


On Ordering Commissions and Professional Courtesy 

Obviously this may vary from artist to artist, but these are the things I’ve noticed people misunderstanding/asking about, and how I personally feel about them. 

1. This is literally the artist’s job. Have the courtesy you’d like someone to give you at your place of work.

- Don’t be intimidated by your artist.
- Don’t undervalue your artist.
- 9 times out of 10 your artist is probably excited for more work, so they are probably excited to see your email.
-Treat the experience professionally, even if you know the artist personally, treat it like you would any other transaction.

2. Don’t assume your artist knows anything about what you want your piece to be.

-Even you think that they might because of social circles or because they’ve seen the character/subject before. It is up to you to provide clear references, not on the artist to go hunting for them.
-What makes a good reference: Sometimes people mistake really cool photos for really good references. Honestly, for LARP characters, selfies in bathroom mirrors with even diffused lighting are the best. You want to be able to see all the details of the outfit/face.
-If you want Specific colors, specific styling, or literally anything to look a certain way. Tell your artist straight up. Give some examples. Give hex codes for your colors! You literally cannot have too many reference images. If you like one piece by your artist, include it in your email! It gives your artist a good place to start with in understanding what you want to get out of this.

3. Every commission is a dialogue between two people.

-Your artist wants to work to give you what you want, but you have to be willing to help that along sometimes. The more clear you are with your idea, the better the piece will suit your vision.

4. Pricing.

-Art is expensive.
-Every artist charges differently based on a lot of different factors including training time, skill level, current life needs, past experiences.
-Most commission pricing lists are a base to give a general idea. If you want extra things or more detailing, you are gonna have to pay for it. That’s just business. If something is going to take your artist another two or three hours or DAYS to complete something, then it’s gonna cost more than something they know they can complete in less time than that.
-Even if something looks simple, you don’t always know the work that goes into it.

5. Tips

Generally prices cover materials/time to make the piece, nothing extra. So if you really dig the piece, let your artist know with a little gratuity. Literally nothing makes an artist happier than that little extra that could mean the difference of them just paying their bills or, paying their bills and also getting to enjoy themselves a little.

Vegetable Crop Yields, Plants per Person, and Crop Spacing

Vegetable crop yields and the number of vegetable plants to grow for each person in your household will help you estimate the space needed for a home vegetable garden.

Crop yield estimates and consumption predictions are largely base on experience. Keeping a food log and garden record can help you hone your vegetable garden needs and make for smarter planning.

Vegetable crop yields will vary according to garden conditions and variety planted. Weather and growing conditions can change from year to year, and these changes can affect yield.

Here are crop yield estimates, plants-per-person suggestions, and crop spacing requirements to help you estimate your garden space requirements and growing requirements. Use these estimates with your own experience.

Vegetable Crop Yields, Plants per Person, and Crop Spacing:

Artichoke. Grow 1 to 2 plants per person. Yield 12 buds per plant after the first year. Space plants 4 to 6 feet apart.

Arugula. Grow 5 plants per person. Space plants 6 inches apart.

Asparagus. Grow 30 to 50 roots for a household of 2 to 4 people. Yield 3 to 4 pounds of spears per 10-foot row. Space plants 12 inches apart.

Bean, Dried. Grow 4 to 8 plants per person. Yield in pounds varies per variety. Space plants 1 to 3 inches apart in rows 2 to 3 feet apart.

Bean, Fava. Grow 4 to 8 plants per person. Space plants 4 to 5 inches apart in rows 18 to 30 inches apart.

Bean, Garbanzo, Chickpea. Grow 4 to 8 plants per person. Yield 4 to 6 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 3 to 6 inches apart in rows 24 to 30 inches apart.

Bean, Lima. Grow 4 to 8 per person. Yield 4 to 6 pounds per 10-foot row. Space bush lima beans 3 to 6 inches apart in rows 24 to 30 inches apart; increase distance for pole limas.

Beans, Snap. Grow 4 to 8 plants total of each variety or several varieties per person. Yield 3 to 5 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 1 to 3 inches apart in rows 2 to 3 feet apart.

Beans, Soy. Grow 4 to 8 plants per person. Yield 4 to 6 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 2 inches apart in rows 2 to 3 feet apart.

Beets. Grow 5 to 10 mature plants per person. Yield 8 to 10 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 3 inches apart for roots–1 inch apart for greens.

Broccoli. Grow 2 to 4 plants per person. Yield 4 to 6 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 18 to 24 inches apart in rows 3 feet apart.

Brussels sprouts. Grow 1 to 2 plants per person. Yield 3 to 5 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 18 to 24 inches apart in rows 36 inches apart.

Cabbage. Grow 4 to 8 plants per person. Yield 10 to 25 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 24 to 30 inches apart.

Carrots. Grow 30 plants per person. Yield 7 to 10 pounds per 10-foot row. Thin plants to 1½ to 2 inches apart in rows 12 inches apart.

Cauliflower. Grow 1 to 2 plants per person. Yield 8 to 10 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 18 to 24 inches apart in rows 3 feet apart.

Celery. Grow 5 plants per person. Yield 6 to 8 stalks per plant. Space plants 6 inches apart in rows 2 feet apart.

Chayote. Grow 1 vine for 1 to 4 people. Set vining plants 10 feet apart and train to a sturdy trellis or wire support.

Chicory. Grow 1 to 2 plants per person. Space plants 6 to 12 inches apart in rows 2 to 3 feet apart.

Chinese Cabbage. Grow 6 to 8 heads per person. Space plants 4 inches apart in rows 24 to 30 inches apart.

Collards. Grow 2 to 3 plants per person. Yield 4 to 8 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 15 to 18 inches apart in rows 3 feet apart.

Corn. Grow 12 to 20 plants per person. Yield 1 to 2 ears per plants, 10 to 12 ears per 10-foot row. Space plant 4 to 6 inches apart in rows2 to 3 feet apart.

Cucumber. Grow 6 plants per person. Grow 3 to 4 plants per quart for pickling. Yield 8 to 10 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 1 to 3 feet apart in rows 3 to 6 feet apart.

Eggplant. Grow 1 to 2 plants per person. Yield 8 fruits per Italian oval varieties; yield 10 to 15 fruits per Asian varieties. Space plants 24 to 30 inches apart in rows 3 feet apart.

Endive and Escarole. Grow 2 to 3 plants per person. Yield 3 to 6 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 6 to 12 inches apart in rows 2 to 3 feet apart.

Garlic. Grow 12 to 16 plants per person. Yield 10 to 30 bulbs per 10-foot row. Space cloves 3 to 6 inches apart in rows 15 inches apart.

Horseradish. Grow 1 plant per person. Space plants 30 to 36 inches apart.

Jicama. Grow 1 to 2 plants per person. Yield 1 to 6 pound tuber per plant. Space plants 8 to 12 inches apart.

Kale. Grow 4 to 5 plants per person. Yield 4 to 8 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 12 inches apart in rows 12 inches apart.

Kohlrabi. Grow 4 to 5 plants per person. Yield 4 to 8 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 4 to 6 inches apart in rows 30 inches apart.

Leeks. Grow 12 to 15 plants per person. Yield 4 to 6 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 2 to 4 inches apart in rows 6 to 10 inches apart.

Lettuce. Grow 6 to 10 plants per person; plant succession crops with each harvest. Yield 4 to 10 pounds per 10-foot row. Space looseleaf lettuce 4 inches apart and all other types 12 inches apart in rows 16 to 24 inches apart.

Melon. Grow 2 to plants per person. Yield 2 to 3 melons per vine. Space plants 3 to 4 feet apart in rows 3 feet wide.

Mustard. Grow 6 to 10 plants per person. Yield 3 to 6 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plant 6 to 12 inches apart in rows 15 to 30 inches apart.

Okra. Grow 6 plants per person. Yield 5 to 10 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 12 to 18 inches apart in rows 2½ to 4 feet apart.

Onion, Bulb. Yield 7 to 10 pounds of bulbs per 10-foot row. Space onion sets or transplants 4 to 5 inches apart in rows 18 inches apart.

Parsnip. Grow 10 plants per person. Yield 10 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 3 to 4 inches apart in rows 24 inches apart.

Peas. Grow 30 plants per person. Yield 2 to 6 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 2 to 4 inches apart in rows2 feet apart for bush peas, 5 feet apart for vining peas.

Pepper. Grow 2 to 3 plants per person. Yield 5 to 18 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 18 to 24 inches apart in rows 28 to 36 inches apart.

Potato. Grow 1 plant to yield 5 to 10 potatoes. Yield 10 to 20 pounds per 10-foot row. Space seed potatoes 10 to 14 inches apart in trenches 24 to 34 inches apart.

Pumpkin. Grow 1 to 2 plants per person. Yield 10 to 20 pounds per 10-foot row. Space bush pumpkins 24 inches apart in rows 3 feet apart. Set 2 to 3 vining pumpkins on hills spaced 6 to 8 feet apart.

Radicchio. Grow 5 to 6 plants per person. Space plants 6 inches apart in rows 18 inches apart.

Radish. Grow 15 plants per person. Yield 2 to 5 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 1 inch apart in rows 12 to 18 inches apart.

Rhubarb. Grow 2 to 3 plants per person. Yield 1 to 5 pounds per plant. Set plants 3 to 6 feet apart.

Rutabaga. Grow 5 to 10 plants per person. Yield 8 to 30 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 4 to 6 inches apart in rows 15 to 36 inches apart.

Salsify. Grow 10 plants per person. Space plants 3 to 4 inches apart in rows 20 to 30 inches apart.

Scallions. Yield 1½ pounds per 10-foot row. Spaces onion sets or plants 2 inches apart for scallions or green onions.

Shallot. Yield 2 to 12 cloves per plant. Space plants 5 to 8 inches apart in rows 2 to 4 feet apart.

Sorrel. Grow 3 plants per person. Space plants 12 inches apart in rows 18 inches apart.

Spinach. Grow 15 plants per person. Yield 4 to 7 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 3 to 4 inches apart in rows 1 to 2 feet apart.

Squash, Summer. Grow 1 to 2 plants per person. Yield 10 to 80 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 2 to 4 feet apart in rows 5 feet apart.

Squash, Winter. Grow 1 plant per person. Space plants feet apart.

Sunchokes. Grow 5 to 10 plants per person. Space plants 24 inches apart in rows 36 to 40 inches apart.

Sunflower. Grow 1 plant per person. Yield 1 to 2½ pounds of seed per flower. Space plants 8 to 12 inches apart in rows 30to 36 inches apart.

Sweet Potato. Grow 5 plants per person. Yield 8 to 12 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 12 inches apart in rows 3 feet apart.

Swiss Chard. Grow 2 to 3 plants per person. Yield 8 to 12 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 12 inches apart in rows 18 to 30 inches apart.

Tomatillo. Grow 1 to 2 plants per person. Yield 1 to 2 pounds per plant. Space plants 10 inches apart in rows 2 feet apart.

Tomato, Cherry. Grow 1 to 4 plants per person. Space plants 3 feet apart in rows 35 to 45 inches apart.

Tomato, Cooking. Grow 3 to 6 plants of each variety; this will yield 8 to 10 quarts. Space plants 42 inches apart in rows 40 to 50 inches apart.

Tomato, Slicing. Grow 1 to 4 plants per person. Space plants 42 inches apart in rows 40 to 50 inches apart.

Turnip. Grow 5 to 10 plants per person. Yield 8 to 12 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 5 to 8 inches apart in rows in rows 15 to 24 inches apart.

Watermelon. Grow 2 plants per person. Yield 8 to 40 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 4 feet apart in rows 4 feet wide and 8 feet apart.


Asteroids in retrograde, just as with planets, symbolize Karma that needs to be worked on for a person in this lifetime.  The nature of Retrograde shows the internalization of the traits of the Asteroids.  This can be done so the person learns to deal with the nature of the asteroid that they struggled with a prior incarnation.

Retrograde asteroids can have an impact on the a person the same way Retrograde planets have.   This can result in varied effects on the expression of the asteroids nature for a person.  Sometimes i can help the person be more aware of the asteroids prescense and effects, sometimes it can hinder them. The deepest impact felt by asteroids in retrograde come from the asteroids of Chiron, Juno, Vesta, Ceres, and Pallas.

As with all retrograde occurrences the Chiron’s nature is more internalized into the consciousness.   In this life the wounding occurring from Chiron is attaching deeper into the conscious level making the wounding more apparent. Chiron in Retrograde can create a scenario where a wounding during the life is so deep the person is always conscious is always aware of it.  The individual most likely will have troubles moving forward from the pain they received causing psychological troubles..  

The house Chiron is in tells where the wound most likely occurred along with the traits affected in the person’s life.  This house may have trouble expressing itself due to the severe wounding received attached to the consciousness.  In a sense Chiron in retrograde acts like a second Saturn in the chart limiting the person potentially in the house it sits in.  However where Saturn offers lessons and the lifting of Karma, Chiron’s effects can be constant.

Chiron in Retrograde can be a karmic lesson that teaches the person about pain not dealt with in a past life.  Another possible scenario from this retrograde is the person is dealing with acknowledgment of wounding and pain they inflicted upon others.  For the person to move forward in life this position forces them to get of of their comfort zone and seek the aid of others to cope and move forward.  Once the native learns how to do deal with Chiron’s wounding, he is stronger and more able to repay karmic debts and help others in the way the wounded healer likes.

If the person chooses to drown in their pain instead of moving forward it may always be difficult for them.  This can set the tone possibly to relive this same karma in another incarnation.  The person must take responsibility for finding how to cope with the deepest wounds the feel.  Whether it’s through soul searching or by  opening themselves up to help from others.  Whichever way the person must face their deepest wounds of their own accord.

With retrograde Juno in an individual’s birth chart a person can internalize and think more about marriage and partnerships in general.  Juno in retrograde may make the individual possess a Libra-like attachment to relationships in their life. This comes from their constant internal contemplation of relationships in their life.  An individual here with this retrograde can think a lot about the fairness, equality, sacrifice, and overall commitment a union.

A system of checks and balances internally can be in play over how relationships are valued.  With Juno retrograde the person can possibly have struggles committing to a union due to thinking about their complexities.  This can make them come across as shy and potentially have issues approaching suitable partners.  Conversely the person can consider the benefits of forming a marriage of business partnerships.  Relationships may be so important to them they are more aggressive in pursuing them after seeing their benefits.

In some cases the individual may internalize the things they like or dislike so much they have struggle achieving balance in a relationship.  Internalizing issues they face in their partnerships can have a tendency to cause resentment.  Partnerships in general may carry an unhealthy nature and lack of balance to them.  Power struggles can be a possibility due to potential communicating issues with Juno in Retrograde.  In a marriage union peak intimacy moments may be hard to come by with the struggles of expressing internalized thoughts.  

A Juno retrograde person may find themselves attracted to passive aggressive partners whom don’t want to deal with conflict.  This can serve as a basis to agitate partnerships that face troubles.  The structure of the relationship in this case can be prone to long term failures.  This can be attributed to the fact that neither partner wants to come out and deal with the reality of issues surrounding the partnership.

The Juno in retrograde person can be very sensitive to the overall condition of a partnership.  Partnerships in trouble can make them think about the imbalances more.  Despite the imbalance the internalized nature of thinking about partnership may also lead to good things.  They can identify the problems in a union that need to be solved.  This person can be more consciously aware of what needs adjustment.  

A person with Juno retrograde just might have a karmic position here of having to step outside themselves to re-balance the union by taking the initiative. Karma through the retrograde Juno can be tied to a past life when the person didn’t consider the value of relationships.  Perhaps they were too eager to get into relationships and were in them just out of fear of loneliness or societal pressure.  Another possibility can be in a past life they avoided relationships altogether and were reclusive.  Whichever avenue occurred the person with Retrograde Juno now is forced to consider internally over relationships due to the nature of a retrograde.

When Vesta is retrograde in a natal birth horoscope the person can be seen as born from another lifetime when devotion and dedication was underdone and left bare.  It can also indicate an opposing scenario where there was obsession with dedication and service which caused issues.  Whichever occurrence happened the individual’s soul felt an imbalance between their service and dedication, and the rest of their life.

With Vesta in retrograde the energy from the areas of desire for dedication and devotion are merged with the internal consciousness.  These areas of life are contemplated often since they are a part of the consciousness and the person is forced to acknowledge it.  This can force a person to make up for their mistakes of imbalance in a precious incarnation.  The key is patience with Vesta in Retrograde.  Avoiding obsession or neglect so they person can live a more balanced life.

With this retrograding of Vesta in the birth chart it can be seen as a soul lesson from the universe.  The universe is teaching the value of service but at a steady rate.  If too much or too little dedication is employed the person’s quality of life can suffer.   If too much dedication is employed the same effect can be felt as the overall well-being can be compromised.  

The basic nature of Vesta is to take a break from obsessions at times. With the internalization and increased awareness of how the person dedicates they can see the need to make adjustments in this area.  They can understand on a conscious level that too much devotion can hurt the balance of their partnerships, working on their own growth, and take away from the family life. In the same token they may see that not enough devotion and dedication can leave a person feeling void and empty without any direction.  Potentially this can lead to struggle with partnerships or supporting a family financially as example.

With Asteroid Ceres retrograde in a natal birth chart the person can have struggles with nurturing received.  The nurturing could have been void in their life or some cases were inconsistent.  The mother or nurturing parent specially could have factored significantly into this issue; though it can be any form of nurturing and love that should of been received.  The nature of Retrograde Karma shows the energy the Ceres asteroid represents becomes internalized and part of the conscious awareness.  

Internally the person may sense a part of the human experience is missing for them.   The internalization of ceres’ energy may lead an individual to struggle to express nurturing.  It could be that they do not understand how to nurture or they feel insecure about it since it is distant to them.  This can be because it was not stressed as appropriate behavior in their upbringing.  With this the person may possibly have issues with seeking relationships or allowing someone to assist or in some cases even love them.

This can all stem from past life karma where the person may of been dependent upon others to bolster them with nurturing.  They may of sought nurturing and love from others instead of learning how to take care of themselves.  Now with retrograde Ceres there is an internal need to learn how to nurture themselves and not rely on others.  By taking care of their own needs they can fill a void missing inside of themselves.  In the process they can learn the value of nurturing so they can learn how to nature others better as well.  The sign and house position of Ceres can give indications of the area nurturing was problematic for them.

With Pallas retrograde in a natal birth horoscope we see where a person becomes more consciously aware of the traits of Pallas internally.  In this case the person thinks and considers their creative intelligence, overall wisdom and ability to stand up for one self-more.  This is due to the true nature of retrograde celestial bodies which shows the internalization of the traits of the retrograde body.  Retrograde Karma is working to make the person more aware of Pallas traits so they can help develop them better.

In a past life the person may have struggled with rushing in before thinking things over.  There could of been issues with desire of protecting what they thought was valuable.  Struggles could have existed with developing a sense of wisdom through experience.  Standing up for what they thought was fair and showing confidence in their beliefs may have been an issue for them.  Being fair to themselves and others may have been a recurring problem potentially they dealt with.

Coming into this life Pallas in retrograde can serve the purpose of burning the traits of Pallas into the conscious thinking to correct these issues.  This can help by making the creative intelligence always active and in motion internally. The value of taking action becomes a part of their regular thinking.  They can become a better strategist and consider their moves more.  This can help a person develop patience and consider their moves more in life.

The conscious side of a person can also consider more the value of applying what they learn.  Developing more wisdom and understand internally the value of what they learned is a karmic lesson here.  The Pallas retrograde can help the person think about what they find value in.  This can be from karma moving the person to develop and understanding of the importance of their beliefs. Now an understand internally may develop of what is worth fighting for.

probablypartiallyinsane  asked:

first up: this blog is so cool and i've learned so much so thank you so so much!!! i have a question about sarcasm/innuendos. i understand that they're very weird and probably hard to get, but how hard? i don't want my character to be a robotic stereotype so what's a good range?? like, how often would one miss an innuendo, how often does sarcasm not quite catch, are some people better at understanding than others?? thank you so much for your help!!

Thanks for reading! We’re so glad we can help!

It’s true that sarcasm, innuendo, and anything else that relies entirely on non-verbal communication to get can be very difficult, and also that this can vary from person to person.

Here’s a trick you can use to decide if your character is able to pick up on something or not: can you explain how to tell that, for example, this person is being sarcastic? If you can explain how you know, concretely, then the autistic person can learn that and then recognize it later. (This is how many of us develop social skills over the course of our lives: we learn a set of rules by rote, practice them until they become second nature.) If not, then it probably relies on extremely complex, nuanced aspects of non-verbal communication which the autistic person would have a very hard time parsing, learning, and remembering.

For example: let’s say Character A is being sarcastic. How are they showing it? Are they using a specific tone of voice which is only ever used for sarcasm (that “blatant sarcasm” tone)? If so, has Autistic Character ever had that tone explained to them before? Have they had an opportunity to learn that this tone = sarcastic = they mean the opposite of what they say? If so, they can probably tell that the person is being sarcastic (though they might have to think about it for a moment before identifying the tone).

On the other hand, if Character A is being very subtly sarcastic, maybe using “dry sarcasm”, the type which is much more difficult to pick up on, doesn’t have any identifiable features which all people use, then how will Autistic Character know it’s sarcasm? There has to be some kind of signal which can be explained, otherwise they’re not likely to see it.

It’s similar with innuendo. There are certain euphemisms which are universally used, which Autistic Character can learn and remember (this phrase = this meaning). No problem. But if Character B is coming up with their own forms of innuendo, one Autistic Character hasn’t encountered before, then they’re far less likely to pick up on it.

And yes, some people are much better than others at picking up on these things. Some people learn the rules faster. Some people have been lucky enough to have many rules explained to them. Others have to try to puzzle them out on their own, which is much harder. Some people will never be able to pick up on sarcasm or innuendo no matter how hard they try. Some are better at noticing and internalizing some of the subtle queues even if they’re not explained. And some people learn the rules so well, they’re able to use sarcasm and innuendo themselves, usually successfully (though they may fail at times).

Quick personal example: I’m pretty good at detecting sarcasm if the person is using a sarcastic tone. I hear the tone and know what it means - because in the past, a mentor explained it to me. I can often pick up on it even if it’s “dry”, but it takes me a few seconds to realize it. Sometimes I respond to someone’s sarcasm as though they are being literal, and only after I speak, realize they didn’t mean it. And frequently, I miss sarcasm, respond as though they are being literal, and get vicious eye rolls or teasing (or even anger) in response to my failure to correctly parse their tone. I’m also pretty good at using sarcasm, but sometimes I do it wrong and people tell me I’m being rude/mean/etc. I don’t always succeed at signaling my sarcasm in a way that others pick up on. I still don’t really understand why I sometimes succeed and sometimes fail.

Essentially, as always: everyone is different. But thank you for wanting to not make your character into a robotic stereotype. Personally, I think we have enough of those. ;)

-Mod Aira

A phenomenon I’ve seen talked about which sounds quite common (and it’s my case) is that sometimes autistic persons are not-so-good at spotting sarcasm unless it’s obvious, but they really like to use it themselves (like Aira said), with more or less success. I have a kind of weird, very dry sense of humor and quite often people think I’m being dead serious when I’m joking.

-Mod Cat