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you know that text post about how you only get tracking information when something you ordered has already arrived?

this fella shipped exactly three weeks ago, was supposed to arrive in 3-5 days, and i didn’t get any tracking update beyond “preparing for shipment” until today! lmao

btw:

secret eyebrows

🌸🍃 Beltane Tips! 🍃🌸

Hello, my loves! I know it’s relatively early, but I wanted to make a post about this in advance for those who need some help / inspiration with the upcoming holiday. :-) Beltane, also known as “May Day,” is at the very beginning of May, and its purpose is to continue the celebration of Spring and fertility. We bow to the abundance of the fertile Earth, and become aware of Her opening up to the fertility God. Their union gives life to healthy and strong livestock/crops and new life in general. This is inspiring to many witches and magick workers who wish to bring change into their own lives, as well as show a passionate appreciation for life itself.

- If you’re on a bit of a schedule, there are simple things you can do to show your thanks for the planet we live on and the gift of life. Much like with Ostara, just try your best to thank nature - take a short walk, notice how green everything is, eat some fresh vegetables, and take deep breaths of morning air. 🌸

- Create a Beltane altar! Include lots of green items, inspired by the lushness of the growing grass and the leaves on the trees. Also include pastels to honor Spring, such as yellows, blues, and pinks. Incorporate these lively colors into the objects in your altar - think ribbons, decorated sticks, flowers, candles, cloths, succulents, baskets, grass, chalices and statues. Add some symbolism to represent the strong  male energy of the God, which is especially potent at this time. Think sticks, acorns, seeds, antlers - and try your hand at creating your own mini Maypole! 🌿

- If you have the environment / time to do so, gather a group of friends and have a bonfire (or even just a fire in your fireplace, if you have one)! Beltane is one out of the four fire festivals in current Pagan traditions, so its presence during this time is especially welcome. Can’t have a bonfire? Light some green candles and meditate near them, perhaps while writing a list of things you wish to renew in your life. 🔥

- Eat!!! Try and incorporate milk, honey, and/or oats into your meals during this time, as well as fruits -  peaches, mango, pomegranates, and cherries. 🍒🍯🥛🍑

I hope this guide is helpful! xoxo

it’s been over 13 months since ‘the force awakens’ was released and i still don’t understand why people like h/ux so much other than the fact that he’s a white man. in all my months on this website i literally have not heard one single authentic and convincing explanation with canon basis as to why people actually like him

lets talk about zarkon and quintessence

so we all now know that the whole reason for this war to exist is because of zarkon and haggars “need” for the quintessence.

this is zarkon pre and post rift. something that stuck out to me in s3e7 is that zarkon has pupils, which galras normally don’t? and like, ok, maybe zarkon just doesnt have those traditional galra features?

zarkon is talking to these people as fellow galras, however non of these people look like the galras we know today? two of them have markings and pointy ears which makes me think they’re altean or galra and altean. but i think that the family in the center is pure galra. ezor is half galra, and has the same ears as them, as well as the servant that the original blue paladin flirted with, and also the galra commander that throk talked with in s3e1 also has ears like that.

so why are they total buff furries now? quintessence! we know what the quintessence did to honerva

so, we now know that yellow eyes without pupils = quintessenced person? we also know that the alteans have been gone for 10000 years, so zarkon could have easily tried out new stuff with the quintessence, like feeding his army with it to make them stronger and more superior. basically what i’m saying is that the galra are all mutants made by the quintessence.

his test subject? laika the yupper. if you don’t know, laika was the first dog to be send out in space, so we can assume laika originally has been a dog in the show too, and judging by the looks of her, she has gotten a LOT of quintessence.

so after testing out the quintessence, he could give it to his army. the galras from the last pictures doesn’t look anything like the galras we see. the current galras have a build like laikas and (a lot) have features like laika, which makes me think that he is building an army with the quintessence.

and lotor? he obviously hasn’t gotten the quintessence treatment from his dad! but we already know that lotor is interested in getting the quintessence from alternate realities, and what is he gonna use it for? probably something like zarkon, to get stronger himself and live forever, but the quintessence is also the most energy filled substance in the whole universe, and you knwo what was also revealed in s3e7? THE LIONS WERE MADE FROM THE QUINTESSENCE OF THE COMET (which he stole in ep4!!!), and therefore lotor can LITERALLY make a set of lions to make an evil voltron. you know what he also have? 4 badass generals who probably wouldn’t mind piloting the arms and legs.

so yeah i just made an analysis of the galra empire and i have no idea what to use this information for.

bonus: the lions eyes are also yellow, but i didn’t know where to put this information ahhaha

What did we do to deserve Cheritz? They not only put out a full game that you can access and complete for free, but they continue to give us new content, constantly provide bug fixes, put out new merchandise and let fans vote on what they’d like to see, and now?

They listened to fan feedback, and made a whole new route for V. 

That means not only new content for V, but for every character. Days of new chats, new phone calls, new text messages, new CGs, and a huge amount of new information about everyone. Not to mention what it must have taken to factor Mint Eye in there. 

Seriously, Cheritz, thank you. You’ve provided an incredible experience, and you keep on giving. 

safety-team  asked:

Do you have a master list of online shops for stim toys? Please please please haha

Since there were three pleases…!

Folks may or may not know that we have the retailer tags pages, A-L and M-Z. There’s so many retailers now that they’re difficult to search through unless you already know what you’re looking for, and they’re certainly not a rebloggable resource. I find them useful, but I’m well aware that they’re no longer useful for folks wanting a simple list. So in this post I’m going to give you the highlights, organised by category.

Please note that this master post absolutely does not include all online stim toy retailers. (Not even close. Not even remotely close.) I’m focusing on stores that are well-regarded and often referenced by the followers of this blog. In addition, I’m mostly listing stores that offer international shipping, in order to make this list useful for the largest amount of stimmers.

A huge shout-out goes to @cal3ris for the provision of the Netherlands/European stores added to this list. Thank you so very much!

You also might like to check out our autistic sellers and crafters master post for more autistic-owned stores, especially if you’re a US stimmer, as there’s many more crafters and creators well worth checking out.

So! Let us list!

General Stim and Fidget Toy Stores

A Sense of Self / @asenseofselfshop (USA, Etsy): Autistic-owned, stocks bean bags, marble mazes and fidget jewellery.

Dragon Adventures Crafting / @dragonadventurescrafting (USA, Etsy): Autistic-owned, stocks plush and plush fidgets.

Fabulous Fidgets / @fabulousfidgets​ (USA, Etsy): Autistic-owned, stocks a wide range of fidget toys.

Fidget Club (USA): Autistic-owned, stocks a wide range of fidget toys.

Frans Color Creations / @franscolorcreations (USA, Etsy): 3D printed rings, 3D printed fidget toys, beaded fidget toys.

NeuroDelightful / @neurodelightful (USA, Etsy): Autistic-owned, stocks fidget jewellery and stationery.

Spacerobot Studio / @spacerobotstudio (USA, Etsy): Autistic-owned, stocks fidget and communication jewellery.

Stimtastic / @stimtastic (USA): Autistic-owned, stocks chewables, fidget jewellery, weighted items and fidget toys.

Specialist Stim Toy Stores

Antsy Labs (USA): Makers of the Fidget Cube.

Autistic Rabbit (USA, Etsy): Autistic-owned, stocks weighted blankets.

Fidgetland (USA): Makers of a variety of specialised chain fidgets.

GyRings (USA): ADHD-owned, maker of the GyRing fidget toy.

Sister Cat Blankets (France, Etsy): Autistic-owned, stocks weighted blankets, lap pads and stim toy cases.

OT and Therapy Toy Stores

(Note: most of these are heavily focused on therapy and children. Many of these also use alienating language - not person-first, “children on the spectrum”. Please consider this a blanket warning for all the below vendors.)

Children’s Therapy Store (USA): OT toys, chewables, a wide range of specialist fidgets.

Cheap Disability Aids (UK): OT toys, fidgets, chewables.

Educadora (Netherlands): OT toys, fidgets, but mostly chewables.

Fun and Function (USA): OT toys, fidgets, chewables. Note: uses the phrase “special needs” a lot.

Moderne Moeders (Netherlands): Chewables aimed at moms/infants. But they have stuff I’ve never seen at other shops, so worth a mention. Ships also to Belgium, Germany, Denmark, France, UK, Sweden.

Muisje Sensitief (Netherlands): OT toys, fidgets, chewables, weighted materials. Ships to the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Curaçao.

National Autism Resources (USA): OT toys, fidgets, chewables. Has more of a focus on fidget toys.

Senso-Care (Netherlands | Belgium | Germany): OT toys, fidgets, chewables, weighted materials. Ships also to several other European countries, but for these the shipping costs are quite high.

Sensory University (USA): OT toys, fidgets, chewables. More focus on OT toys and chewables.

Sisigma (Netherlands): OT toys, fidgets, chewables, weighted materials. Ships to Europe Zone 1.

Sister Sensory (Australia): OT toys, fidgets, chewables.

Sensory Oasis for Kids (Australia): stim and fidget toys, weighted, chewables.

Skillbuilders (Australia): OT toys, fidgets, chewables.

Therapy Shoppe (USA): OT toys, fidgets, chewables. Stocks a very broad range with items that I haven’t seen elsewhere.

The Therapy Store (Australia): OT toys, fidgets, chewables. Focuses more on fidget toys.

Tink n’ Stink (UK): OT toys, fidgets, chewables. Has a good range of chewables and fidgets.

Toys for Hands (Netherlands): OT toys and fidgets.

Chewable Stores

(Note: most of these are also heavily focused on therapy and children, although more of these do mention adult chewers. Many of these also use alienating language - not person-first, “children on the spectrum”. Please consider this a blanket warning for all of the below vendors.)

ARK Therapeutic (USA): a wide range of handheld and pendant necklace chewables available in three different toughnesses.

Chewigem (Australia | UK | USA | Canada): a wide range of handheld and pendant necklace chewables.

Chubuddy (USA): a wide range of handheld, pendant necklace and tube chewables rated by toughness.

Teething Bling (USA): a very wide range of pendant chewables. Focused on parents-with-children, no toughness ratings. Good for folks after unique styles.

General Retailers

AliExpress (China): sells a wide range of cheap fidget toys and chewables. Be wary about the chemical listings for chewables, however. Free shipping on many listings.

Amazon (USA | UK): sells fidgets, chewables, squishies, Tangles. Note that a large amount of offerings are US or North America only, so often less useful for international stimmers.

eBay (Australia | USA | UK): everything. Knock-off fidget cubes, spinners, squishies, knock-off Tangles and other China, Hong Kong of Taiwan-sourced listings often have free shipping.

Banggood (China): cheap and high quality squishies, spinners, knock-off fidget cubes. Free shipping on the vast majority of their items.

Fat Brain Toys (USA): educational toy store, sells fidget toys, puzzles and Tangles.

K-Mart (Australia): fidget toys, puzzles, mermaid sequin pillows. Very cheap items for Australians.

Office Oxygen (USA): fidget and office toys. Similar to the now-closed Office Playground.

Smiggle (Australia | UK): fidget toys and stationery. International shipping from the Australian store to anywhere not New Zealand is extremely expensive.

Wish (China): cheap squishies, spinners, knock-off fidget cubes, knock-off Tangles. Shipping on items is generally listed as $2 in buyer’s own currency. Has some extremely good low-cost sales, but the non-sale prices on items is higher than eBay or Banggood.

I’ve noticed, in compiling this list, a distinct lack of UK or European online resources. I would be very grateful if our UK and European followers could send me a few good recommendations!

- Mod K.A.

anonymous asked:

Please please I want the citation in the book about his hair because I dont remember it aaaaaa (Sorry for bad english ??)

Hey! Sorry it took me a while to get back to you. It was a combination of “Hmm is there anything else you can add?” and “I’ll get back to this later!” LOL

Anyway, here are some excerpts that give the readers some information about Laurent’s hair:

Captive Prince, Chapter 10:

Laurent’s body was a series of graceful lines under the shirt’s soft folds. Damen’s eyes lifted to the white column of his throat, and above that the golden hair, parting around the shell cup of an unjewelled ear. The image was damascened, as beaten metal. He was reading.

Prince’s Gambit, Chapter 2: 

In order to begin unlacing the garment, he had to lift his fingers and brush to one side the ends of the gilt hair, soft as fox fur. When he did so, Laurent tipped his head very slightly, offering better access.

Prince’s Gambit, Chapter 14: 

Damen looked downwards and saw the way that the white fabric shifted slightly under his thumbs. Laurent’s shirt hung on his body, a containing layer. Then Damen’s eyes travelled up along the balanced nape, to a wick of golden hair tucked behind an ear.

Prince’s Gambit, Chapter 18: 

Laurent looked like any young man who has been pressed against a battlement and kissed. The slight disturbance of the hair at Laurent’s nape was wonderful. His hand had lain there.

Kings Rising, Chapter 12: 

Damen lifted his hand, slid his fingers into the short, soft hair at the back of Laurent’s neck, cupping his head. They had never been this close, not with the fact of who he was open between them.

There was only the feel of it, the slide of his chest against Laurent’s back, the dip of Laurent’s head, and the sweat-damp hair at the nape of Laurent’s neck.

Kings Rising, Chapter 14:

The light through the trees dappled Laurent’s hair, which was longer now than it had been in the palace, and showing signs of minor disarray.

The Summer Palace:

He remembered - the steam of those other baths, the moment he had caught Laurent’s wrist in his hand. This close, he could see the wet tops of Laurent’s shoulders. Above that, the tips of Laurent’s hair were wet too, from steam or from the splash from the pitcher.

The passage from The Summer Palace (TSP) clearly states that Laurent’s hair is slightly above shoulder length. Since TSP occurs near the end of this series’ timeline AND Chapter 14 of King’s Rising (KR) states that Laurent’s hair grows throughout the trilogy, I can make assumptions of the length of Laurent’s hair from earlier.

I believe that at the beginning of the trilogy, Laurent’s hair is at/around chin level. In Chapter 10 of Captive Prince (CP), Laurent’s hair is described to be tucked behind his ear. Hair that is chin level (speaking from personal experience because mine is that short) is easily able to be tucked behind the ear. Any shorter than chin length is hard to brush behind the ear. 

Laurent’s hair is constantly described as at the nape, aka the back of the neck. Since we know that Laurent’s hair is at chin level in CP and is shoulder length in TSP, I can conclude that his hair grows throughout Prince’s Gambit (PG) and KR.

TL;DR - Laurent’s hair begins at chin level, gradually grows throughout the trilogy, and is now at shoulder level. He has “medium” length hair.

Useless facts about The Beatles
  • Throughout their career, The Beatles spent more than four hundred weeks on the music charts.
  • Only 6% of The Beatles’s autographs in circulation are estimated to be real.
  • In the 60’s, Paul McCartney had three cats named Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
  • Ringo Starr  can’t swimm, except for a brief doggie paddle.
  • In 1965, John Lennon’s dad, Alfred, made a record called “That’s my life”.
  • George Harrison was afraid to fly.
  • An American firm wrote to The Beatles asking if they could market the Beatles’s bathwater at a dollar a bottle. They refused the offer.
  • Paul McCartney was regulary the first Beatle dressed for performances.
  • At the end of “A day in the life”, an ultrasonic whistle, audible only to dogs, sounds.

Source:  “The best book of useless information ever”, Noel Botham (2007)

recharging : what the hell is even happening???

so i have reviewed my understanding of recharging in transformers mtmte and concluded I have no clue what the heck is happening

things I’m pretty sure are true

it’s like sleeping, you have to do it, you can have dreams whilst recharging

but does it have something to do with electricity?

supporting details:

nautica electrocutes the personality ticks by punching a ‘recharge socket’

not supporting:

every other instance that I can recall?

is it how they refuel, hence they’re hooked into energon lines?

supporting details:

When Tailgate attacks Megatron in his sleep we can see the fuel lines he and Ravage are hooked up to

Cyclonus says he doesn’t need a drink/fuel because he’s just recharged

Optimus refers to recharging as ‘topping up’

not supporting:

Cyclonus, Rewind all shown recharging with no feed lines

what are all the glowing monitors for?

? why is this one orange

? why is this one red

? why is this one blue

i’m starting to think there is no explanation

anonymous asked:

Could you maybe explain the difference between what a special interest and a hyperfixation is to me? I recently figured out that I probably have minor ADHD, and these two terms seem really similar sometimes, but special interest seems like it's used more in the autistic community, and I don't want to intrude by using a term meant for a specific group by generalizing.

Hello! I’ll try to explain as best as I can! I will be covering the terms: Special Interest, Hyperfixation, and Hyperfocus in this! #longpost

Additionally, I will be discussing their mutual use in Autistic and ADHD circles, and talk about whether or not any of the terms are exclusive to one or the other.


Special Interest (SI): 

Definition: 

  • To have a deep, intense, passionate and incredibly focused/narrowed interest in a certain area of study, subject, topic or thing - to the exclusion of other interests. This interest is something that exists for the long-term, most often lasting for multiple months, years, or even you’re entire life! Less commonly they’ll last a couple weeks, but that’s just as valid as others! 

More Info.: 

  • “Special interest” defines the interest, and the degree of our involvement/commitment to it! 
  • SI’s are usually very studious-oriented, and I don’t mean this as in they’re academic, but as in we want to learn everything there is to know about them! We’ll research and gather information for hours upon hours just for the enjoyment doing so brings! 
  • SI’s are also typically sensual experiences as well - positive ones! They overwhelm our senses with joy and happiness, fill us with such enthusiastic and heart-wrenching emotion! We Autistic folk often have SI-related stims!
  • Allistics might look down upon our passion for our SI because it is something inconsequential to them, like ladybugs, but we love it anyway!

Analogy:

Exclusivity: 

  • Debatable*. But to be safe, it would be wise to assume that it/the term is Autistic-exclusive! If you are neither Autistic or ADHD you definitely should not use the term!

*Some people think it should be exclusive due to the historical-presence of the term predominantly in Autistic communities, and others believe it to be experienced by both Autistic and ADHD people - Autism and ADHD are “sister” developmental disabilities/disorders, and there is a lot of overlap. Overall, though, ‘special interest’ is most commonly used in Autistic-circles!


Hyperfixation:

Definition:

More Info.:

  • With some believing that special interests are Autistic-exclusive, @deathbecoming wanted to prevent the appropriation of the term and instead created one that could be used by allistic neurodivergent people to describe their experiences similar to special interests, etc..

Analogy:

  • N/A

Exclusivity:

  • Created only for use by those who are developmentally, intellectually, and/or mentally disabled.

Note:

  • Though it wasn’t the original intent, the term “hyperfixation” has kind of evolved specifically into a verb for the act/subject of ‘hyperfocus,” which has then led many to believe that it is ADHD-exclusive – this is not the case!

Speaking of!


Hyperfocus

Definition: 

  • To focus intensely on something for a short-term period of time without break to the exclusion of all other things — This is to the point that you won’t process what’s going on around you, adhere to your bodily functions/needs (sleep, hunger, using the restroom), homework/tasks, your hobbies/interests, etc..

More Info.:

  • One of the reasons why Hyperfocus is often attributed as ADHD-exclusive is due to its unpredictability — You may not always have control or awareness over what you’re hyperfocusing on, or even that you are, it can just happen.

Analogy:

Exclusivity:

  • Neurodivergent people only! Both ADHD and Autistic people can definitely use this term, and it is most predominantly used in those circles! While Neurotypical people can experience a similar thing to hyperfocus, it is most often called “Being in The Zone” or “Getting Into the Flow” and isn’t the same thing.

TL;DR:

Special Interest: 

  • Used most in Autistic circles, in reference to Autistic people 
  • Describes the type of interest (very intense, passionate, and narrow) 
  • Describes our commitment to it (long-term commitment, ranging from months to lifelong, to the exclusion of other interests)

Hyperfixation:

Hyperfocus:

  • Used by anyone who is Neurodivergent, most often seen in Autistic/ADHD circles
  • To focus intensely to the exclusion of all other things (includes bodily functions/needs, processing of the world around you, etc.)
  • A short-term commitment, typically lasting under 10 hours and not always by choice

Verdict:

As you’re ADHD you can definitely use the terms Hyperfixation and Hyperfocus! If, after reading this, you think the term Special Interest applies to you, you can use it as well! Just be aware that some people may disagree with your use of it!


Note: Additionally, I think it is good to tell you that ADHD cannot be “minor” or “severe” — You’re either ADHD or you’re not! It may be more difficult or easier for someone to manage how their ADHD symptoms positively or negatively impact their life,  but that is a different thing!

This “Scale of Functionally” (in comparison to Neurotypicals) doesn’t truly exist, and believing that it does is actually quite problematic and harmful. It is often weaponized — Used to invalidate and discredit the experiences of other ADHD people, make one seem “better” or “lesser” (more/less Neurotypical) then the other, decide who isn’t or is “truly worthy” or resources, etc..

I do not say this to insult or hurt you, though! As you are just now discovering that you’re ADHD it is only logical that you would not be aware of all the little intricacies like this. I do not blame you!


Overall, thank you for being both so self-aware and considerate to send this message! It goes to show how kind you are that you wish to educate yourself to make sure you’re respectful of others and the terminology for their disabilities/etc.. Good job!

beesenji  asked:

Do you have any advice on keeping cats in doors that just... don't seem interested in any enrichment you give them indoors? Sorry if that sounds really confusing, I'm having trouble putting it into words. But my childhood cat (may she rest peacefully), was an outdoor indoor cat, she was adopted to be a mouser and we lived on farm land sort of. And she would not play with ANYTHING except for like, twist ties. And she had no interest in anything else besides sleeping and love. (cont)

I actually consider us very lucky that she loved being pet, lol. But she was always wanting to go outside, except for when she got too old and sick. And there didn’t seem to be anything I could do to make being inside as interesting? Is there anything you’d suggest for I guess more uh, difficult to amuse cats? I fully agree cats should be inside unless under supervision. This cat disappeared for long periods of time, TWICE. But because when she stopped eating mice, she got very sick. (cont)  So with our new cat that adopted us, my folks won’t keep her inside, because they want her outside hunting mice and staying healthy from what they provide for her. Except we could do that fine with wet food because we know that now, and didn’t with Diamond. It’s quite frustrating! Any advice you’d have for more “difficult” kitties would be much appreciated!

So, I am by no means an expert on cat behavior, and I’ve been lucky in that my cats have adjusted well and don’t seem to struggle with the enrichment we provide to them (they don’t try to dart outside or anything). The main thing I can think to recommend, and I think this is what works for our household, is actually another cat. The cats honestly keep each other entertained and stimulated more than anything we provide to them. They thrive on the companionship first and foremost. Cats are social creatures, it’s why they form colonies when feral, except for the occasional solitary cat (as with dogs, some just won’t dig others, and that’s fine).

I also think enrichment toys where the cat has to work for their food might help; they make a lot of toys and items like that now where the cat has to use natural play and hunting instincts to get their food out of the toy; it helps them to slow down if a cat is a fast eater, but it also just generally helps them get that hunting instinct out, makes them work for their food like a cat might if it was hunting mice. Puzzle feeding toys and whatnot are great for mental stimulation!

Keep towers and trees and platforms high up, for kitties who love to be up and express their climbing instincts. Cats seem to prefer to sleep and rest up off of the ground. And our cats love having hidey-holes and tunnels and dark places they can go and chase each other into and such. They also make moving toys, like we have this little battery-powered mouse that will skitter across the floor and our cats seem to LOVE that; a mouser might be interested in a toy like that, that is constantly moving around and they can experience the “chase” as it were? Trick it into thinking it’s getting actual prey, haha.

And one big part of transitioning a cat indoors that prefers being outside is honestly just ignoring their pleas to go outside and eventually they’ll give it up and find ways to entertain themselves indoors. Like a dog, though, you can make the experience positive for them with treats and nice things, little constantly-moving fountains are lovely for cats to get their water from and maybe things like cat grass would appease them some? My followers may have better advice, because again, I haven’t dealt with this myself, mainly because I think in our multi-cat household, they keep each other stimulated and content. I also don’t know how reputable this source is but it hits on some good key points, too, it looks like:
http://www.catbehaviorassociates.com/what-is-environmental-enrichment-and-why-does-your-cat-need-it/

Hopefully that helps sooooome and if my followers have anything to add, please do!

Like when we transitioned Caspian into being indoor-only, I thought it was going to be such a hassle because he LOVED to hunt and kill outside and never was very people-affectionate. And even now he sticks to himself most of the time, but he seems to have adjusted well enough to indoor life, and he loves interacting with the other cats and the dogs when he’s feeling playful. Oddly enough, that little loser loves to play with, hunt, and bunny-kick tennis balls??? Maybe it’s the texture, maybe it’s that they roll and he gets to “chase” them, but he just adores playing with the dogs’ tennis balls. Little weirdo! XD

5 metas de leitura para 2017

- “Orgulho e Preconceito” (Jane Austen)

Um livro “água com açúcar” que coloquei nas minhas metas, pois gosto de ler coisas que me distanciam um pouco apenas do real e cotidiano. Já assisti ao filme diversas vezes, e decidi adquirir o livro para ter uma visão mais aprofundada daquilo que já amo. Conta a história de um “amor impossível” entre duas pessoas, que aparentemente não possuem nenhuma ligação, mas com o decorrer da trama, seus sentimentos se provam ser maior do que qualquer orgulho ou preconceito. 

- “Esquerda Caviar” (Rodrigo Constantino)

O título por si só já resume muito do que é a grande parte daqueles que se dizem defensores do socialismo, mas vivem a mercê dos privilégios de um sistema capitalista. Este é um dos livros que mais tenho vontade/curiosidade de ler, pois retrata as hipocrisias, incoerências e falácias da esquerda, principalmente no quesito do populismo de alguns “ídolos” da vertente. 

- “Não, Sr. Comuna” (Evandro Sinotti) 

Este é um livro que fala sobre política de uma maneira leve e até mesmo engraçada, refutando falácias que são típicas esquerdistas, como frases tão divulgadas e reproduzidas de Paulo Freire. Gosto de livros que ao mesmo tempo lhe proporcionam conteúdo, consigam fazer isso de uma maneira descontraída, para ler em momentos que não necessitam de uma ampla concentração, e dê para ler em momentos até para relaxar. Este é um dos demais motivos pelo qual me interesso muito pelo livro.

- “O guia politicamente incorreto da história do Brasil” (Leandro Narloch) 

Muitas da coisas que crescemos ouvindo, e que são frisadas pelas escolas, em sua grande maioria, são mentiras. E infelizmente muitos acabam levando esses ensinamentos manipulados como uma verdade absoluta, sem querer buscar informação. Este livro desmistifica todo esse ciclo de falsos ensinamentos que continuam sendo reproduzido por todos. Pessoas, que assim como eu, cresceram ouvindo que Zumbi dos Palmares foi herói, fariam bom proveito deste livro.

- “Jardim das Aflições” (Olavo de Carvalho)

Um dos livros do Olavo que pretendo ser este ano, resolvi começar a minha meta pelo Jardim das Aflições, no qual já ingressei na leitura. É um livro sobre reflexões e argumentações de corriqueiras atitudes politicas “despretensiosas”, que com seus discursos enfeitiçadores conseguem com que as pessoas façam coisas, que “lúcidos e informados, não se prestariam em fazer”. (”tout commence en mystique et finit en politique”)

Tenho uma infinidade de outros livros que aguardam na minha lista de metas, mas estes cinco são os que mais me agradam no momento e pretendo começar por eles. Assim como também tenho uma infinidade de filmes e documentários, que nos ajudam, gradativamente, a sairmos dessa bolha de falsas verdades e ignorância.