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The second and final part of my Craftversations with Katie Moest is here! We talk Poe Party, Non-Transferable, The LBD of course, and so much more. Watch, enjoy, eat cookies, and let me know who you’d most like to see next on Craftversations!

does anyone remember that one magical time when one of the non-replica Phantom productions put out a promotional pic from Masquerade where Christine happened to be standing in front of a chorus member whose gloves were the exact same color as her dress at just the right angle that it looked like she had arms jutting out of her boobs

good times

What no one tells you about being vegan: you’re going to fuck up sometimes.

You’re going to accidentally eat eggs.

You’re going to accidentally eat dairy.

You’re going to accidentally eat honey.

You’re probably not going to accidentally eat meat though, let’s be real. 

Edit: Yeah, I can see how you might also accidentally eat meat; I was thinking of large chunks of meat being easily avoided, but I can see from the notes on this post how someone could accidentally eat meat.

You can unintentionally eat a non-vegan food or use a non-vegan product and STILL BE VEGAN. Even if you’ve been vegan for years and years, you might still discover that you’ve eaten or used something an animal by-product. I used to admonish myself in the first few months of being vegan whenever I messed up and bought a non-vegan product, but years later, I still occasionally make a mistake and eat a non-vegan food without realizing until later.

Which is okay! I’m still vegan. I’m still doing my best to avoid the abuse of all animals, which is the literal definition of veganism – doing what you can! Not absolute perfection but doing your best.

The ironic thing about the whole “veganism is for rich people” thing is that as an activist, I’ve always found that the hardest people to advocate veganism to are the rich. People who are working class tend to speak the language of exploitation and oppression, they understand what it means for someone to feel entitled to someone else’s body or labour; it is usually the rich who do not identify with these struggles. They can hide behind free range, organic and grass fed labels and a deeply held belief in entitlement and hierarchy. 

I have never met a rich vegan, but I know plenty of vegan single mothers, vegan students, vegans on disability benefits or food stamps, vegans with no fixed residence, vegans living with their parents or in areas with limited food options. Of course they are not always perfect, they may not be able to replace all of their animal fabrics or always use non-animal tested products, but they do their best and that is what veganism is all about. These people should be praised for their efforts and supported in continuing them. Yet instead they are routinely erased; or worse, used as pawns in the arguments of people who insist that veganism is exclusively for the rich, the white and the privileged. 

The poster for “Phantom of the Opera” in Gothenburg, Sweden. They’re doing the Finnish non-replica production. (from the designer’s Instagram)

The “pixel indie games are like pre-ripped jeans” is a poor comparison anyway, cuz it’s implying that the people already have the necessary equipment to make a more “advanced” product (non-ripped jeans) but simply opt to downgrade it even though in most situations that’s not the case at all

pixel indie games are the hand-knit scarves and mittens of the gaming world made lovingly by your grandma who runs a formidable etsy empire

“When I was a child, when I was an adolescent, books saved me from despair: that convinced me that culture was the highest of values.”

—Simone de Beauvoir, The Woman Destroyed

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[Teaser] 수란(SURAN) - 오늘 취하면(Feat.창모)(Prod.SUGA)

Min Yoongi PDnim’s first non-Bangtan Production work!!

I’m gonna hype this!!!!!

Sugar Baby Beauty Tips Pt. 1

Skip false eyelashes! Having on a heavy set of lashes can make you look tired and your eyes to look droopy. Especially during night time, when the light often hits your face from above, the false eyelashes will cast a shadow that makes your eyes darker and accentuates dark rings. Stick to regular mascara unless your eyelashes are very short. This will make more light to hit your eyes, and a more flattering look! 


Find a schampoo that has salicylic acid in it. This will make your scalp produce less sebum. For me it adds 2 additional days where I don’t need to wash my hair and therefore it gets less damaged. 


Only use non-heat products to style your hair. Want curly hair? Use hair rollers overnight. Play around and try different ones to see which ones are most comfortable for you to sleep with. I always sleep in hair rollers before an important date! Bonus if your hair is slightly damp, the curls will hold several days! On an everyday basis I like to sleep with a braid, not as beautiful as with hair rollers but still nice.


After you’ve done your makeup, put a little bit of the same blush you have on your cheeks in the crease of your eye. It should be barely visible, but makes you look so much more healthy and fresh! 

full offense but

shaming non-offending MAPs, bullying them, and making it harder for them to find support is contributing to the potential of a child being harmed.

they are reaching out for support because they deeply, profoundly want to never, ever hurt a child. 

it is entirely possible for a MAP to live without ever offending, but like anyone with a natural predisposition toward harmful behavior, support and community are vital parts of that equation. 

and even if you don’t want to openly be an ally or openly show support for people who are actively working at living a life that is lawful, meaningful, productive, and non-offending, then you can at the very least not be a dick to them. 

[note: as a non-MAP i don’t want to talk over actual members of the community so if you are a MAP and i have said something wrong, please feel free to correct/clarify– and if you aren’t one but have questions that an actual MAP might be better able to answer than an ally, i highly recommend @mappositivity, who is super friendly and helpful and has educated me a ton] 

anonymous asked:

My mom friend says she won't eat artificial meat because it's heavily processed, filled with artificial stuff which can't be good for you, and usually soy based which she thinks is bad for you. She has said that she will never try to do what I'm doing because her 2 year old son loves meat and sometimes all he'll eat for dinner is chicken or hamburger, and all he used to eat for snacks was sugary processed stuff and now he's finally eating exclusively cheese and lunch meat instead. (1/2)

It’s always fun when non-vegans simultaneously claim vegan food is expensive because it’s for “rich health nuts” but then also claim that it’s unhealthy and unnatural at the same time. You gotta pick one or the other, guys.

Every single vegan I know was raised on meat, dairy, and eggs and enjoyed the taste. That’s no excuse. (I know you know that, but I’m giving you a couple responses you can use, if you want :) )

Children throwing temper tantrums is not a valid reason to let them eat whatever they want, either. Human beings are naturally drawn to foods that are high in fat, salt, and sugar, and I think we can all agree what our bodies crave isn’t what’s always healthy for us. Children don’t know better, and we’re supposed to guide them, teach them, and most of all, take responsibility for their health. I really wish my caregivers had been more firm with me and didn’t let me eat crap when I was a kid. I didn’t know any better.

I was curious, so I thought I would grab some screenshots of vegan meats and cheeses that I love, and compared the ingredients to store-bought and fast food meats. Let’s see how they hold up.

Celebration Roast:

Seems pretty natural to me. Lots of spices and vegetables. Wheat gluten, in case anyone doesn’t know, is the part of the wheat kernel that is most filled with protein, and is excellent at creating a meaty, hearty texture.

Apple Maple Breakfast Sausage:

Again, nothing too scary or artificial in there.

Field Roast cheeses:

Pretty simple stuff, they melt like cow cheese, and they taste better than any kind of cheese I’ve had as a non-vegan.

Boca Chik’n Patties:

Maybe not as “natural” as the ingredients above, but Boca is cheap, is pretty damn healthy (3g fiber, 12g protein, 7% of daily recommendations for potassium and 8% for iron, 0g saturated fat, 0g cholesterol), and you can find it in every grocery store.

Now let’s look at some non-vegan products, starting with EASY MAC Cups (which is made by Kraft, who also makes Boca products)

Wow. Not sure what half of those things are. Not to say that that’s bad or good, but you can hardly call that natural, right? Even the Boca patty looks healthier than the mac and cheese.

Cool Whip:

Totally natural, right? Not artificial at all.

Animal products, totally not processed or artificial in the least.

Various products from Hormel, as well as from McDonald’s and Burger King. Kind of interesting how the most natural things about these products seem to be the vegetables and spices they add to them. ;)

I could go pull out the various cans of beans, lentils, jams, nut butters, etc. that I own (and were cheap) to keep proving my point. Not only is vegan food healthy, it can be very affordable.

There is a real problem with healthy foods sometimes being more expensive than processed foods, but that’s a problem of capitalism and the government subsidizing crops for animal-feed, as well as certain crops being subsidized for being made into sweetener - not being eaten directly. Farmers who grow vegetables, fruits, and tree nuts don’t receive direct subsidies, and if they did, that would go a long way into making veganism even cheaper than it already is.

Washington Post - U.S. touts fruit and vegetables while subsidizing animals that become meat

The True Cost of a Big Mac ($12 taking in external health and environmental costs)

US Farm Subsidies Explained (and it’s not to make healthy foods as cheap as possible)

We let youth covered up ourselves in vines, tangling in complicated breaths and heartbreaks beating simultaneously.

We makes home out of everything / night city lights / a pair of arms / couple pairs of arms / your eyes beneath my laughter line / the sound your soul makes minutes before the sunrise / out of nothing.

We grow monster in our lungs and called it love / called it your laugh resonance down to my collarbone to the inside of my stomach / called it slipping through the thin ice and still speeding, speeding, speeding.

We teach our heart how to be brave / how to sew itself new / how to let go / how to hold on / how to not be drown in these waves of overwhelming feelings / how to befriend our demons / and not let it consumes us.

This, me, you. We’re thumping our soul in one beat with fingers intertwined. We grow monster in our lungs and called it love. When does the monster becomes the angel? When you help me make peace with my pain, and I am to yours