viki, we should totally organize a collective rewatch of the whole series. like one episode a day and then talk about it, post gifs, etc. or even pick a time and watch it together and do a liveblog or something.
Lana CC Finds blog exists for almost 3 years, during this time we collected and organized nearly all of the Custom Content for Sims 4, Sims 3 and even sims 2. This blog has already over 100 000 posts, it required a lot of time, effort and a huge amount of hard work.
For all this time I’ve never complained, never tried to start any conflicts, never threw any accusations. Over the past 2 months, there have been certain situations, that brought the need to write this letter.
1) At first
Tumblr Community Management (tumblr) sent me this message as to why my blog was terminated “In the future please refrain from from posting links or content from sites that violate our policies on Spam & Deceptive links”
Now…the question… was I the only person who did such reblogs?
No, there’s hundreds of blogs who make reblogs of such posts and yet it was only Lana CC Finds who got terminated.
The answer is simple - someone complained about my blog on purpose.
2) Further there were several posts of certain simblrs trying to discredit the blog Lana CC Finds.
3) Then similar attacks acquired on http://simsecret.livejournal.com/ Here’s one of them…
4) And now one more attack. What do these words mean? Is this not a threat?
I understand that the goals of CC Fids blogs are also different, some want to get personal fame and popularity, to help distribute their own CC (personally created work).
Others simply collect the CC for their favorite game, help little-known authors find their followers, support creators by spreading their work via reblogs. And simply create a place where it is possible to come (I do it as well, I go so in my own blog and use tags to search for CC) and find everything that is created by various creators for all the sims games in ONE place -
Lana CC Finds
Please help to save and protect Lana CC Finds blog from such attacks and bullying!
One feminist psychological definition of objectification is the combination of 1) extra scrutiny of women, leading to the 2) breaking down of visualizing women into discrete body parts, which 3) leads to mentally processing them more as a collection of organized objects than people.
I think it’s clear that trans women not only receive this sort of treatment from society (being explicitly broken down into body parts [‘sorry abt your dick’]), but also that people who pride themselves on subjecting trans women to extreme scrutiny in order to pick apart their individualized body parts to ascertain their assigned sex are enacting the exact definition of patriarchal and misogynist objectification
I know a lot of pets, especially obscure pets, have difficulty getting into the head space of their species. So here is a list of different activities you can try to help yourself enjoy being the pet that you are. There are a lot of other types of pets out there and some of these activities may repeat, but I am going off of the pet list I made a few months ago. Click here to see the list.
[ * DISCLAIMER: I do not have full knowledge about each of these types of pets, so I am going by research I’ve done and pets that I’ve talked to. Feel free to add your own activities beneath. ]
TIPS FOR ALL PETS:
Make noises. Depending on your species, practice barking, mewing, growling, whinnying, purring, etc. If may feel weird and embarrassing at first, but try to do it little by little until you enjoy it. And if you don’t enjoy it, then don’t do it.
Wear gear. Whether you can afford a little or a lot, gear will help you feel more like the pet you are.
Don’t be embarrassed. I know it’s difficult, especially if you’re just starting off, to do some of these things and act like a pet. But if you enjoy it, then there is no reason to be embarrassed about it. Just start slow and ease yourself into it.
Adapt to your own preferences. The list below is not concrete. You do not have to do the things listed just because they are listed for your species. Example: if you’re a lamb and you see something listed for a ferret and enjoy it, then do it.
TIPS FOR SPECIFIC PETS:
Bat: eat fruit, wear fangs, wrap yourself in a blanket, enjoy the nighttime
Bear: wander around outside, roll around in bed, play with a large ball
Big Cat: climb things, pounce on/stalk toys, practice grooming/hygiene
Bunny: eat veggies/fruit, cuddle someone/something, hide, color
Dragon: go outdoors and collect things, organize collections
Fawn: eat veggies/fruit, go to the woods, bounce around, explore
Ferret: dig through a pile of blankets, hide other’s items, roll around
Fox: play tricks on others, hide in small spaces, go for a run
Kitten: wear a collar, play with toys, practice grooming
Lamb: enjoy physical attention, get “dolled-up”, eat veggies/fruit
Pig: roll around in blankets, minimize movement, enjoy snacks
Pony: run/gallop through the woods, chew on veggies/fruit, head gear
Puppy: chase a ball, chew a toy bone, wrestle with your own dog
Rat: hoard food items, bite/lick others, hide other’s objects for fun
Wolf: chew beef jerky, tear at toys, look after others, brush your hair
While the truth about Ben Hopkins gains traction, remember that abuse in DIY scenes is ridiculously common for lots of reasons and it’s all of our responsibility to keep our peers and younger people safe out there. Here’s what you can do:
Stop repping pwr bttm. Stop going to their shows and stop recommending them to others.
Build up bands, collectives, and organizations doing the good work and making art that is meaningful to you.
Look out for each other, both in physical spaces and online. Respect and believe everyone who comes forward. This story is gonna grow and as people come forward we have to back them up.
This sucks a LOT and it feels like there’s nothing good left but we can stick together and lift up the voices that most need to be heard right now.
This by no means a comprehensive list, it is simply a reference point, not a diagnostic tool. If you identify with a majority of this list and wish to receive a diagnosis, consult a medical professional, preferably a specialist in autism spectrum disorders who has had experience diagnosing women.
Tends to analyze everything constantly
Often straightforward and practical in nature.
Often gets lost in own thoughts and zones out (may display a blank stare)
May appear naive or innocent (despite not being so)
Prone to honesty, has difficulty lying
May struggle to understand manipulation, disloyalty, vindictive behavior and retaliation.
May be gullible and easily taken advantage of, misled, or conned.
May have feelings of confusion and isolation in relation to others
Escapism frequently used to relax or avoid overwhelming situations.
Often holds fixations, obsessions, and extreme interest in specific topics.
Finds comfort in escaping through imagination, fantasy, and daydreaming.
Often has slower reaction times due to need for mental processing.
May have had imaginary friends as a child.
Frequently imitates (takes social cues from) people on television or in movies.
May obsessively collect, organize, count, categorize, or rearrange objects.
Often highly adapted to social imitation.
May find math and numbers easier to deal with due to logic and lack of objective answers.
May struggle to relax or rest due to many racing thoughts.
Often has comorbid conditions, such as OCD, anxiety, ADD or ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, etc.
Often has sensory processing disorder (sight, sound, texture, smells, taste)
May have dyspraxia (Poor muscle tone, lack of coordination and depth perception)
May have dyslexia
May have an eating disorder or food obsessions
May have been misdiagnosed or diagnosed with other mental illness or possibly labeled a hypochondriac.
Tends to drop small objects
May frequently engage in “stimming” (self-stimulation) i.e., flicks fingernails, flaps hands, drums fingers, rubs hands/fingers, tucks hands under or between legs, clenches fists, twirls hair, taps foot/shakes leg, sways side to side, spins in circles, bouncing up and down, rocking, etc.
May use various noises to express herself rather than using words.
May have a tendency to over-share with friends and sometimes strangers
May have little impulse control when speaking
May accidently dominate conversation at times.
Often relates discussion back to self (sharing as a means of reaching out)
May be incorrectly seen as narcissistic
Often sounds eager or over-zealous at times.
May feels as if she is attempting to communicate “correctly.”
Often struggles with and is confused by the unwritten social rules of accurate eye contact, tone of voice, proximity of body, stance, and posture in conversation.
Eye contact often takes extreme focus, which may lead an individual’s eye contact to be darting and insufficient, or over-the-top staring/glaring.
May have difficulty regulating voice volume to different situations. Is frequently observed as being either too loud or too quiet.
Conversation, specifically small talk, can be exhausting.
May have trouble focusing on/engaging in conversation that is not centered on one’s primary interests.
May observe and question the actions and behaviors of self and others continually.
May have difficulty with back-and-forth conversation
Trained self in social interactions through readings and studying of other people.
Visualizes and practices how she will act around others and before entering various social situations.
Difficulty filtering out background noise when talking to others.
Has a continuous dialogue in mind that tells her what to say and how to act when in a social situations.
Sense of humor sometimes seems quirky, odd, or different from others.
As a child, it may have been hard to know when it was her turn to talk, may still be true as an adult.
Often finds the norms of conversation confusing.
Tend to say what they mean. Are often brutally honest, coming off as rude when they do not mean to be.
May feel misunderstood and tend to over-explain/ramble in an attempt to compensate for possible miscommunication.
Feels extreme relief when she doesn’t have to go anywhere, talk to anyone, answer calls, or leave the house.
Feelings of dread about upcoming events and appointments on the calendar.
Knowing she has to leave the house causes anxiety from the moment she wakes up.
The steps involved in leaving the house are overwhelming and exhausting to think about.
Must prepare herself mentally for outings, excursions, meetings, and appointments.
Question next steps and movements continually.
Often needs a large amount of down time or alone time.
May feel extremely self-conscious and uncomfortable in public locker rooms, bathrooms, or dressing rooms.
Tends to dislike being in crowded areas.
Difficulty sleeping due to sensitivity to environment
May be highly intuitive to others’ feelings, although may not appear to react to them ‘correctly’ in social situations
May take criticism and judgement very personally
May frequently adapt her viewpoints or actions based on others’ opinions
Dislikes words and events that hurt animals and people.
May have had a desire to collect or rescue animals, usually in childhood.
Often holds great compassion for suffering.
May try to help, offer unsolicited advice, or formalize plans of action.
Imitates others without realizing.
May exhibit codependent behaviors.
May frequently reject or question social norms.
Chameleon-like in social situations. Often switches preferences and behaviours based on environment and other people.
May outwardly appear to have little investment in hygiene, clothes, or appearance, often prefers fast and easy methods of style.
Clothing style is likely more focused on comfort and practicality, especially in the case of sensory issues.
May possess a youthful appearance and/or voice.
May have trouble recognizing what she looks like and/or has slight prosopagnosia (difficulty recognizing or remembering faces).
The emotions of oneself and others may seem confusing, illogical, and unpredictable.
Expects that by acting a certain way certain results can be achieved, but realizes in dealing with emotions, those results don’t always manifest.
Often speaks frankly and literally.
Certain kinds of humor, such as sarcasm and metaphors, may be difficult to understand.
Can be confused when others ostracize, shun, belittle, trick, and betray.
Often has trouble identifying feelings in others unless they are extreme.
Trouble with the emotions of hate and dislike.
May have feelings of pity for someone who has persecuted/hurt her.
Situations and conversations sometimes perceived as black or white.
The middle spectrum of outcomes, events, and emotions is sometimes overlooked or misunderstood. (All or nothing mentality).
May notices patterns frequently.
May be fascinated by words or song lyrics.
Tends to best remember/learn things in visual pictures (visual thinkers).
May have a remarkable memory for certain details, i.e., may find it surprisingly easy to remembers exact details about someone’s life.
Executive function is often a challenge
Learning to ride a bike or drive a car may be rather difficult.
Anything that requires a reasonable amount of steps, dexterity, or know-how can rouse a sense of panic.
The thought of repairing, fixing, or locating something can cause anxiety.
May have a hard time finding certain objects in the house, but remembers with exact clarity where other objects are.
May frequently second-guess oneself and ask a lot of questions before engaging a task or situation
This list was compiled from various personal accounts and symptom lists. It is subjective and does not include every identifiable trait. Nor is it entirely medically accurate. Please do your own research into AS before self-diagnosing.
When reblogging, feel free to add additional traits you believe to be common in AS females that will be useful for others to know.
So, because I love making things as angsty for Jim as humanly possible, I’ve found a kernel of proof that Jim did in fact experience Tarsus.
Granted this kernel literally lasts a couple of seconds, but it counts. That’s why it’s a kernel.
In the Daystrom scene when they higher ups are discussing the London attack, the first thing they have up on their screens is John Harrison’s bio. We know from interviews and such that the bio information on that screen is the same as the bio information in the STID app. This app has the following information:
‘John Harrison’ was born in 2228 in Dover, Great Britain, Earth to Richard and Sara Harrison. Harrison was one of nine survivors of the attack on the colony on Tarsus IV in 2246, where both of his parents were killed in the attack. He graduated from the London School of Economics in 2250.
After graduating, he was appointed associate researcher, Starfleet Data Archive (London), East Annex in 2255. He was tasked with collection, organization and analysis of declassified data received from Starfleet commissioned starships and from Federation member states.
Obviously the important part is in that first paragraph.
Now, when everyone is in the room and first has access to this info when Marcus is starting the meeting, we are shown a second long (or so) shot of Jim looking at his screen. He double takes at the information, then looks up, immediately seeking out Spock.
Spock is already looking at him. Not at Marcus. He’s looking at Jim. As if Spock has read the information on his own screen, knows about Tarsus IV and Jim’s connection to it, and is looking to Jim in question, asking if John Harrison’s information is truly accurate. And by the look on Jim’s face, something is wrong, and they both look away, waiting to hear more information.
This assumes that Spock somehow already knows that Jim was on Tarsus IV, but I don’t think this is very far-fetched. When Spock choked Jim on the bridge, there was skin-to-skin contact. Imagine what was going through Jim’s mind in that moment. Imagine if that wasn’t the first time in his life he’s been strangled, or more generally, close to death. Imagine that Tarsus IV was on his mind and Spock picked up on it. Imagine that after the events of that movie, they talked about it, and that’s how they started forging their path to friendship.
Am I assuming a lot here? Abso-fucking-lutely. But I think it’s pretty good reasoning and tbh there’s nothing to explicitly refute it.