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Books I’ve Gotten For Free or Very Cheap on Amazon Kindle

This is just a list I could come up with through five or ten minute searches per subject. Not all of these are worth the read, but some of them are hidden gems!

For Free:

  • The Modern Guide To Witchcraft; Skye Alexander
  • The Way of the Hedge Witch; Arin Murphy-Hiscock
  • Good Spells for Bad Days; Skye Alexander
  • Bare Bones Cunning Craft; David Mackenzie
  • Craft of the Untamed; Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold
  • Witches, Broomsticks, and Flying Ointments; Abigail Lance
  • The Only Tarot Book You’ll Ever Need; Skye Alexander
  • Naughty Spells/Nice spells; Skye Alexander (Lots of Skye books!)
  • Several Other Skye Alexander Books
  • Candle Magic; Raven Willow 
  • Magick in the Kitchen; Leandra Witchwood
  • Book of Shadows; Ashlyn Hawthorne 
  • The Way of the Green Witch; Arin Murphy-Hiscock
  • A Green Witches Cupboard; Deborah J. Martin
  • West Country Witchcraft;Gillian Macdonald & Jessica Penberth
  • The Green Mother’s Book of Shadows; Gwenyfur Draigtanllwyth
  • Moon Spells; Diane Ahlquist
  • Sisters Grimmoire; Bree Nicgarren and Anna Zollinger
  • The Witches Cupboard; Bree Nicgarren and Anna Zollinger
  • Suburban Witchcraft; W.B. Skowronska

For Cheap:

  • Pagan Portals-Hedge Witchcraft; Harmonia Saille(2.99)
  • Traditional Witchcraft For Fields and Hedgerows; Melusine Draco (1.99)
  • All Traditional Witchcraft books by M. Draco for 1.99
  • A Deed Without a Name; Lee Morgan (4.61)
  • A Grimoire For Modern Cunningfolk; Peter Paddon (4.99)
  • Pagan Portal- By Wolfsbane and Mandrake Root; Melusine Draco (5.99)
  • What’s Next After Wicca?; Sophia diGregorio (2.99)
  • Traditional Witches’ Formulary and Potion Making Guide; Sophia diGregorio(4.99)
  • Pagan Portals- Kitchen Witchcraft; Rachel Patterson (3.03)
  • The Kitchen Witch Glossary of Cooking Herbs & Spices; Mimi Riser (.99)
  • Simple Tea Lead Divination; Deran Gray (.99)
  • The History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718; Wallace Notestein(.99)
  • Witchcraft Today; Gerald Gardner (1.20)
  • Fairycraft; Morgan Daimler (3.99)
“Why” is accusatory

Why questions are often interpreted as accusatory, especially during times of duress or for individuals with certain disorders such as dpd or bpd. 

If you want to help keep people from getting defensive or from accidentally triggering paranoia in anyone, it can as easy (or hard) as rewording your why question into a what or how question. 

Some examples:

  • Why don’t you like x? –> What don’t you like about x?
  • Why do you like x? –> What do you like about x?
  • Why are you doing x? –> How did you get to x?/What lead up to x?
  • Why didn’t you do x? –> What happened?
  • Why is x happening? –> How did x come about? 
  • Why can’t x happen? –> What’s preventing x from happening? 

I really hope no SB ever falls for the whole:

‘Oh, I’m in x country right now for business, but I want to support you! I have my accountant/assistant handle all my affairs, so I’ll need all your banking information which I’ll pass on to her. It might take a few days for her to get to you! I cannot do PayPal or any other means of transferring money, only bank wire transfers.’

I’ve gotten eight (I’ve counted), variations of the same thing. It’s not real, just a scam to grab your private banking information. Please stay safe.

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Hi friends! All of these textures are ones that I have personally gif’d and then edited from free resource videos. You are welcome to use any and all of them! No credit is necessary, but if you do save one of these, please like and/or reblog this post so that others can see them! Following me is always super appreciated, as I love friends and I will also be posting more graphic resources that you might be interested in!

I recommend applying these in Screen, Lighten, or one of the other “Lighter Color” options in Photoshop. That way, you get the white dots and such without the black background overlayed onto your image like this.

For those who are new to this, here is a tutorial (not mine) on combining gifs with another image!

Please do not delete / cut + repost this caption, these take quite a while to make and edit! I appreciate it, have fun!! Feel free to link me to your creations!

Newsies Resources

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the real 1899 strike, here are the books I’m using for research right now:

1. Children of the City, At Work and At Play by David Nasaw
- is probably the most detailed resource about the strike. Highly recommended

2. How the Other Half Lives by Jacob A. Riis
- is mostly about tenement life in New York but also has great photographs and a few pages on what life was like for the newsboys

3. Kids on Strike! by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
- really cool book about all sorts of movements headed by children. Includes a lot of great pictures and quotes

anonymous asked:

i know that its good for the kinds of stim toys you have to be varied, do you have any recommendations for toys you think all stimmers should have? i tend to have a very particular idea of what i like and i only get those kinds of things [i have almost exclusively fidget toys, honestly], but i dont want to neglect whole types of toys i might really enjoy just because i didnt think i would like it looking at it online.

I’m going to answer this in two parts, because it’s an awesome question. Today, I’m going to give a general breakdown of stim toy categories and possible toys one might choose from those categories to build a varied kit. Tomorrow, I’ll take a photo of what I consider the core essentials of my own stim toy kit and talk more in depth about why I’d recommend those toys for others, especially with regards to offering different types of stims.

A great deal of this, though, will depend on one’s personal preferences with regards scent, texture, appearance and sensation. I’d start by working out what cannot work for you. For me, strong artificial or chemical scents and flashing lights are permanently on the No Stim list as both trigger headaches and flashing lights trigger partial seizures. Tackiness is a Bad Texture (as in I just won’t touch something that’s tacky) so I steer clear from that as well. You may not know yet what your dislikes or triggers are, and that’s okay, too.

Once you know what to avoid (or know you don’t know), you can then approach categories of toys. It’s worth trying a thing or two from each category to build up a collection that allows for swapping/variation, and then going deeper into each category, or not, depending on how it clicks with you.

None of these categories contain complete listings, just a few examples. These categories also don’t include the variety of larger therapeutic items used by OTs and the like but focus on more-portable stim toys. All the different types of toys featured so far on this blog can be found on the toys tag page, grouped by type. Keep in mind that many toys belong in two or more categories as well: scented slime, for example, is both a mouldable stim and a scent stim!

Mouldable: kinetic sand, slime, floam, playdough, Thinking Putty. The issues with this category are those of texture and scent: slime and floam can be sticky or oozy; everything often has a synthetic fragrance or a chemical odour. I’ll be honest: as much as I despise Autism Speaks, Spinmaster-branded Kinetic Sand is the only kinetic sand I’ve found in Australia that has a non-chemical odour. Handmade playdoughs might be best for those scent-sensitive.

(My rec: kinetic sand. Non-sticky, non-messy, wonderful.)

Tossable: stress balls, prickle balls, bouncy balls, bean bags. These range in shape, size and firmness. Many also have plastic odours. I adore prickle balls because they give texture as well as bounce and squish.

(My rec: prickle balls, but only for people who like hard textures.)

Squishable: squishies, puffer creatures/balls, playdough, thicker slimes, balloon stress balls, grape mesh stress balls. Again, ranging in shape, size, scent and firmness. Puffer creatures often smell very strongly, but they have soft fronds great for pulling and they’re very squishable.

(My rec: squishies. Available in fast and slow rising, many with scents but some without, inexpensive if one purchases from a free-shipping listing.)

Fidgets: Tangles, chain fidgets, bead rings, bead lanyards, Klixx, snake puzzles, wooden block puzzles, fidget cubes, marble mazes. These are all basically “things you hold in your hands and manipulate”. Note that one uses some of these differently - a chain fidget is a one-hand fidget for me, but I use a Tangle Jr in both hands. I use a snake puzzle and a Tangle Jr pretty similarly, though. Fidget jewellery also fits in this category, like bead-filled tube bracelets and snake necklaces.

(My rec: Tangles first, chain fidgets second.)

Plush and/or weighted: any soft toy/plushie, weighted plush, Disney Tsum Tsums, Teeny Tys, @caseydickdanger‘s Hedgehugs, my own mop-head creatures, weighted blankets and lap pads. I look for things that usually offer multiple textures, like embroidery, fur, chenille or multiple fabrics used on the one toy. It’s pretty easy to DIY weighted versions of these things.

(My rec: Disney Tsum Tsums: they’re squishable, crunchable and portable.)

Visual: glitter balls, flashing/light up balls, flashing puffer creatures/balls, liquid motion bubblers, glitter batons, liquid paperweights, glitter jars. Most of these require some hand movements to use, but nothing as intensive as a fidget. Note that glitter balls without lights do exist but can be tough to find.

(My rec: Glitter jars. Easy to make and fun to watch.)

Scent: plushies, bean bags, slimes and doughs, Stimtastic’s scented vial necklaces. This can be as simple as a few drops of essential oil on a handkerchief, blanket, pillow or soft toy. (Just don’t scent anything you plan to chew.) I recommend pure essential oils, but for those who like non-oil fragrances and don’t have chemical sensitivities, fragrance oils can work, too.

(My rec: any of these. I can do a post about essential oils if anyone’s interested in exploring this further.)

Sound: bean bags, rattles, pop tubes, the spinning wheels on toy cars, cronch slime, fishbowl slime, cracking squishies, crocheted stress balls, toys with noisemakers or crinkle paper. A lot of things, surprisingly!

(My rec: I really like rattling bean bags. I use soup mix to make mine, because the different-sized beans and lentils make a pleasing sound.)

Touch/texture: crocheted stress balls, Hairy Tangle, Tangle Jr Fuzzy, prickle balls, prickle fidgets, swatches of fleece, fabric stress balls, wooden toys, bead rings. This is category is for anything that is primarily about touch for the sake of touching - I quite often hold my coiled Tangle Jr Fuzzy in my hands and just run over it with my fingers. It’s not even a fidget toy for me!

(My rec: Tangle Jr Fuzzy first, crocheted stress ball second.)

Chewable/oral: necklaces, pendants, bracelets, chewables, teethers. Can be made from fabric, silicone or wood. It may take some experimentation to find out what kind of chewer you are and where you prefer to chew. You may not chew at all but prefer to suck on toys or rub them over your lips, so this category may still be useful for non-chewers.

Tomorrow, I’ll post what I consider to be the essentials for my own kit and the roles they serve within it. I think, however, looking at the kinds of toys in each category and picking a couple from any category that isn’t covered by your current kit/collection is a good place to start.

Muse Preferences

Will roleplay (with)?; OCs / Crossovers / AUs / Canon-divergent / All of the above

Types of faceclaims you use; Real / Animated / Comics / Art / Youtubers / All of the aboves

Types of faceclaims you use; Real / Animated / Comics / Art / Youtubers 

Types of muses you will play with; Canon characters / Original characters / Animal characters (Canon or OC) / Crossover canon characters / Crossover original characters / Real people / Real Youtubers / All of the above

Types of muses you play as;  Canon characters / Original characters / Animal characters (Canon or OC) / Crossover canon characters / Crossover original characters / Real people / Real Youtubers

Genders you will play with; Cis-Male Identifying  / Cis-Female Identifying / Non-Binary Identifying / Trans-Male Identifying  / Trans-Female Identifying / Other Identifying / All of the above

Gender you prefer to play as; Cis-Male Identifying  / Cis-Female Identifying / Non-Binary Identifying / Trans-Male Identifying  / Trans-Female Identifying / Other Identifying ( insert gender here )

  • Bold what will you
    Normal if you haven’t / indifferent / no opinion
  • Strike-through what you will not

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anonymous asked:

hi!! I'm sorry if you already answered this, I couldn't seem to find it. if you have, you can totally just ignore this ask! when was the first time you thought "... that's not a normal platonic relationship" in terms of j2s relationship and what was the one moment that convinced you to be a tinhat?

Anon 2: I’m new to this tinhat thing do u mind giving me a quick J2 crash course?? and what made u become one in the first  place            


Hello, good anons!

I hope you don’t mind if I answer your asks with mostly links to some older posts. I will try to come up with a proper crash course at some point, but right now my life is far too busy and I’ve had to clip the time I’m spending on this dear blog of mine.

My apologies for the stub of an answer! I hope my links help you both out somewhat. :) I hope both of you have marvelous weekends ahead of you.

Originally posted by seraphyde666

anonymous asked:

Do you know any dim-glowing colour changing stimtoys that I might be able to get on a Europe/UK based site?

Thank you so much for giving me your region - that makes my job a little easier. Sadly, this has been a tough ask for me, because it’s difficult for me to determine what is and isn’t dim-glowing online. (These sorts of details seldom make it into product descriptions.) Since I avoid light-up toys myself, I don’t even have the advantage of seeing if I can find items in my own collection online.

(Doing this search has shown me that there are light up toys I’d probably enjoy myself - the colour changing egg, for one!)

First, I’ll throw this out to the followers - if you know of anything you can confirm that is dim glowing and colour-changing, let me know. Even if it’s from an American site, please link me or give me the product name, because I’ll attempt to track it down on appropriate websites for our asking anon.

Secondly, I’ll give you a somewhat-random selection of light-up toys and accessories from UK-based sites in the hope that something here works for you!

The sites I link to feature light-up/flashing puffer toys, puffer balls and glitter balls. They’re also incredibly common here in Australia in toy shops and discount/dollar stores, and I’d imagine that to be the same no matter where you are. So I won’t link to many of those as opposed to the unique/unusual toys, but they are available at literally every website, if that’s what you’re after. Most of the ones I’ve seen are not dim, however.

At Multi-Sensory World (which appears to be the UK version of The Therapy Shoppe - lots of stim toys) I think the best offering is this Colour Changing Egg, £4.00. This is non-flashy and seems to offer the least amount of glare. The Sensory Mini Lights (£10.00) also look quite gentle, although they don’t change colour.

Other light-up options from this vendor that seem brighter and/or flash include: Disco Ball (£3.00), Colour Changing Sphere (£12.00), Flashing Rainbow Ball (£2.50), Glitter Ball (£4.50), Spinning Wand (£2.00) and Small Glitter Lamp (£10.00). They also have some very expensive, very beautiful light-up home decor items in their visual/sight category.

Explore Your Senses has another section for light-up toys. Best (least flashy/bright) offerings include the White Lightning Stick (£5.94 Incl. VAT), Egyptian Lights Pyramid (£11.94 Incl. VAT), Light-up DNA Ball (£5.94 Incl. VAT), Four Square Mood Lamp (£11.94 Incl. VAT) and Light Up Shapes (£22.74 Incl. VAT).

Other, brighter/more flashy offerings - and forgive me for not adding prices but my hands are tired - include the Double Windmill Lightshow, Kaleidoscope Light Bulb, Geometric Flashing Ball and the Light-up Molecule Ball.

Cheap Disability Aids also has a large section of light-up toys and furnishings. (Their site is harder to navigate without searching, though.) I like the Crystal Ball Light (£15.99), the Aurora Sphere Light (£13.95), the Spectra Ball (£3.49) and the Colour Changing Moonlight Cushion (£18.95). The cushion looks super awesome! I almost want one!

I hope this gives you somewhere to begin. If you have a specific toy in mind, or need not-UK European sites, let me know and I’ll see what I can track down.

ETA: @overlydramaticgollum says,

I would go for things ment to be night lights/ sleep aids for kids you can get toys and things that glow softly and I found a white cube at Kmart In the clearance that has a pretty soft colour change

Awesome addition!

anonymous asked:

how do u make themes? :0c like what base code do you start with and stuff? and how do you make such nice graphics? i really love your themes!

!! HI ANONYMOUS … i assume ur the same anon who messaged lyudoyed / lucis but whether or not that’s the case hello !!!  ❤ ❤ ❤ and thank you so much !!! ahh. i’m happy to hear you do, lol. :’)  for my theme i didn’t use any base code apart from my own, and the basic jquery scripts to make my pop ups and tabs work. all the work on my blog has been from self - teaching and tons of practice over the past couple of years. as far as HOW i do it … a lot of time, sweat, tears, and pain, lol. 

i can’t really explain it because it would be impossible to in an ask, but, i can link you to some websites / resources that can help you learn, if you’d like? or at least give you some really cool base codes to mess around with and learn code from! back in december i did a little giveback for the community for a week, and i made a post that was basically a giant compilation of various resources across the web — including code and graphics!  

i also gave out two free themes, here and here

tumblr also has its own giant resource for how to code themes on tumblr which you can view here. it’s extremely handy, it teaches you everything you need to know about the basic skeleton that needs to go into a tumblr theme, what everything is for, how to do it, etc etc!

another great place to check is theme-hunter, which has been around for a couple of years, and they have a bunch of tutorials that they’ve compiled for code, along with a bunch of base codes as well!

as far as graphics go, youtube is a great resource. there’s hundreds upon hundreds of tutorials where you can learn how to do a bunch of different stuff in photoshop (or any image editing software!) and create cool effects, graphics, manipulations, etc! here’s a couple to start with: phlearn, spoon graphics, picture fun.  

there are tons and tons of tutorials on tumblr as well:

these are just a few of a bunch, a quick search on google will help you find tons more! 

hopefully this helped some. i know i didn’t explain much, but if you ever have any questions on how to make something in specific (and i know how to do it myself LMAO), feel free to hit me up and i’ll be more than happy to try and help! :-) coding and graphics can be really tiring and exhausting to learn, but what they say about practice makes perfect is really true. practice, practice, practice, and you’ll start to make things that you’re satisfied with. i mean even now i have trouble really loving the stuff and a lot of the stuff i make never sees the light of day because i don’t like it enough, lmao.