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This is super late because of exams and because I’m not fast but CONGRATS, Jack, for reaching 13 million subscribers!! Thank you for being such a beacon of positivity! :D

Gay Aphobe: Headcanoning gay characters as ace is homophobic because it steals representation from the gay community

Me:

Do you guys ever like

Have this impression at night that you’re gonna fall asleep very soon, and you actually FEEL yourself falling asleep like feel yourself leaving consciousness, you can’t feel your body and everything is numb, your heart doesn’t beat anymore and you suddenly have to pull yourself back awake in fear of dying?

Because it happened to me around 3 times last night and it was terrifying

On another note I finished today’s exam woooo! Hardest day is tomorrow rip \o/

low-key just want a daddy or boyfriend 🍀

low-key really want a daddy or boyfriend because i want cuddles and kisses and to go out on dates and milkshakes but also want someone who’s highkey sexual af

Boop.

Alright, hi guys. I know, I don’t want to get serious on this blog, but I kinda feel like I have to for today. And I just want to say I know things are looking super bad right now, honestly, I’ve been feeling anxiety for everyone over there for the entire day! 

But I just want to remind you that this isn’t the end. You’ll all get through this, you might think that there’s no point but please don’t give up! Don’t stop fighting! 

But also please remember to take care of yourselves and take care of each other. 

I know it’s easy for me to say this as someone who’s not from America, but I just want you all to know that I’m here rooting for you and I hope that my words and work would provide some form of comfort.

Take care and be safe. 

RT Christmas Card Exchange 2016

Is there any interest in a RT community Christmas Card Exchange? I love sending and receiving cards since getting snail mail is so rare these days and I’d love to organise a card exchange this Christmas if there’s people who’d like to participate. So if you’d like to be a part of this, like or reblog so I’ll get an idea if it’s worth organising. If it is I’ll make a larger post detailing more instructions and deadlines, but this post is just to gauge interest. If you have any questions I’ll be happy to answer.

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I lied, I didn’t go anywhere. Who knew? Not me, apparently.

Still not set on keeping this water mod, but I do adore the fact that the neighborhood water actually blends into the horizon now. It looks more like a real sea! My version of Middleground actually just has a big lake, but whatever.

Okay but….I really can’t believe that Luke still kinda keeps April’s life somewhat separate from his and Lorelai’s life and Lorelai is just…fine with it?

And am I really supposed to believe that not once in 9 years did the topic of kids come up? Really. There was not one time in 3,285 days that the subject was broached? How is that possible? After the hints and discussion in the original series - forgiveness & stuff, the dance marathon, the Twickum house, “what about the kids,” “kids would be good,” “I want another kid,” etc. - neither one of them ever brought it up?

Furthermore, they’re still keeping big secrets from each other? After everything? Really?

……okay.

anonymous asked:

I see that you work in Orlando? Any chance you could tell me more about the SM scene around there?

I will do my best!

So, Orlando is a really interesting place for theater/SMing. 

You’ve got all the parks: Disney, Universal, SeaWorld. Lots of SM opportunities there – and all different types. A stage manager at SeaWorld could be doing vastly different work than a stage manager at Disney. And even within parks, stage managers could be doing tons of different things. You’re doing admin tasks, you’re running shows, you’re managing venues… it’s really interestingto see how the parks utilize stage managers outside of “traditional” performance venues. But again, you’ve got those venues at the parks – Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo at Animal Kingdom, Beauty and the Beast at Hollywood Studios… etc. etc.
I’ve never been very into stage management at the theme parks, but lots of people make very successful careers out of it! 

Then you have SMing in the theaters around town. There are a handful of professional theaters that offer contracts on a show-to-show basis. I am really fortunate in being able to SM full-time with this set up as my primary gig. I don’t know too many other people around town who get to do that. So. Count your blessings and whatnot. 

The cool thing about Orlando is that there is a ton of work being produced by a ton of people at any given time. And a vast majority of those people also work at the parks, so they get the “work-play during the day, play-play at night” thing. So you can get that balance figured out in a way that works for you. Having the parks here means that we have a TON of creative people who don’t necessarily get the creative outlet they need even when they’re performing professionally. That’s where this type of work comes in. 

Then you can get into the world of special events – not an area I have a lot of experience in, but an area that a TON of my friends find work in. Especially technicians and carpenters. There are so many conferences and things like that coming through Orlando and they all need technicians!

There is never a lack of work to be done or art to be created, it’s just a matter of what type of work you want to do. 

I hope that’s helpful!

“Keep politics out of Magic.”

I got bad news for ya: most forms of media aren’t apolitical.

honestly sign language is so beautiful like the fact we can use our hands as a way to communicate with people who can’t hear or use their voice just makes my heart so warm im so happy that we’ve found different ways of communicating other than speech

Since some folks cannot seem to shake the asinine assumption that queerness & blackness are mutually exclusive, lemme shout it out for ya.

anonymous asked:

I sometimes wonder if the fuckton of psycho/physiological distress has made you the writer that you are today or if you could write so beautiful even despite of it. I wouldn't wish that on anyone but your transparency on the matter and your writing acknowledging so many ill aspects of our lifes and how to maybe deal with them is balm and food for the soul! It certainly has helped me a lot. I wish for the scales to always tip for the better days for you, thank you Pia!

I…think about this all the time, anon. Though your message had me thinking about it a bit more over the weekend (I would’ve responded sooner, but I had no idea what to say). <3

The thing is, I never planned to be a writer or an artist. Not like, as my main professions. I always wanted to be a scientist or to lecture media at university like any good media studies wanker graduate. But because of health, and mental health stuff, I have sort of been concertedly blocked from almost everything I’ve wanted to do on a professional level. Which has been very frustrating and…difficult. Glen says I’m a type A personality not allowed to live a type A life.

Ending up with art and writing - I have loved both, I do love both, but sometimes I have days where I stare out of a window and am aware how much of it is contextual and situational. How much of it is circumstance, and not ‘my childhood dream.’ (Whatever, dreams change, sometimes it’s good that they do). Glen calls me a fiercely independent person and I think most people who know me, know that I’d be happiest being financially independent and mobile, but I’m unable to drive, and I’m unable to be financially independent, and…writing and art both give me a measure of like…self-agency, but I work too hard at both a lot of the time to sort of carve a niche for myself where I feel like I’m working. Ultimately, I have used what I love to harm myself for not being able to do more.

I wish that was uncommon for people with chronic illness or chronic trauma, but apparently a lot of us do that to ourselves. It sucks. I’ve never met a chronically ill person who was like ‘yeah I love being able to do hardly anything it’s such a relaxed lifestyle’ (like the government kind of wants you to believe of people on disability welfare as I am).

So I think about…I think about who I’d be without all that distress, and what I’d write (if I’d even be a writer) and I always think you know, I wouldn’t be this person, I wouldn’t be writing this stuff, I wouldn’t be all of these things. I’d certainly not be writing trauma recovery stories as a central theme. I’d be so unrecognisable to myself. It’s such a weird thing to contemplate? But you can’t help it either.

But then on the other hand, I’m also tremendously grateful that I can reach out to people with this stuff, that I can share it, that there is a space for the things I write and even its heaviness or angst. That I’m not alone with it (which is on the one hand sucky, too many people are suffering basically - but on the other hand, means we’re *not alone with it*), and so on. Do I wish things were different? Sure. But being able to write what I do for people like yourself make things as they are now a whole hell of a lot easier to deal with and live with at times.

I’m so…fortunate, so grateful, that I can turn some of it into stories that resonate with all kinds of people, regardless of their life experiences. Sure, it’s not content for everyone, or even most people, but for those of us in this weird blanket fort that is Fae Tales and SAL and TGA and everything else, it’s like…you know sometimes it’s not a bad place to retreat to when life is hard. :)

I wish the scales to tip to better days for you as well, anon. <3 Thank you!