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New screenshots of new Scrap Galaxy showing improved component and missile art.

Scrap Galaxy is a game about building your own space ship under time pressure then fighting against your friends with it. It will be on display next week at Närcon Summer 2016 in Linköping.

I think this speaks for it self and describes Shiro rather well (also I never EVER do the ‘daddy kink’ but…. look at him, I rest my point)

Voltron Legendary Defenders 

NOT MY ART: Space Dad(ddy)

One of the best things you can do in life is create your own happiness. Create your own spaces which fill you with joy, do things that will make you happy and surround yourself with people who you admire. You may not always be in a place of complete bliss but you can make the most out of all the joy you have got. Seek out the good and the happiness, instead of following the negative.
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Creation of joy by Amy Kennedy

18/07/16

anonymous asked:

was thinking about what you said about people trying their hardest to demonize and trash canon f/f ships and are quick to call them abusive... even korrasami! korrasami, pretty much the sweetest and most supportive canon f/f ship there is? tbh i'm still amazed that there are people who truly don't like korrasami. i can see why some fanon stuff may turn people off, and i can see how some people may think they're boring, but how can u not like something that's just really sweet in canon.

I will go to my grave defending Korrasami from asshats. They introduced me to this whole new world and in the very next breath, a whole world of people who want to shit on them for no reason that I understand. 

There is a point where I think your opinion can be shared (in your own space- not attacking the shippers and not in the fandom’s tag) about actual abusive ships and other that are problematic, but 1) you don’t attack other shippers about it and 2) what the fuck could you ever possibly think is abusive about Korrasami?? Like I just do not get it.

I get it if you don’t like that it was left less than explicit at the end. I get it (but don’t agree) if you think it was rushed. I get it (but don’t agree) if you just think one or the other would be better off with someone else. But I don’t understand how anyone could think the ship, in canon, is abusive or otherwise problematic. Yes, there are problems with certain fanarts and fanfics and people in the fandom. Every fandom will have its bad apples. But in canon? pfft. 

And since Korrasami has become canon and I have moved from femslash ship to ship looking for more, I am constantly hearing people defending their ships against attack by people who hold f/f ships to an incredibly high standard. A boy and a girl can share the same space for half a second and glance at each other once, and they’re #soulmates. Two boys can hug without making it a ridiculous overtly no-homo brohug for dominance and they’re the new gay OTP for straight girls. But two women can have a lengthy romantic arc, a slow-burn romance, intentional callbacks to previous romantic scenes and someone will say they’re sisters or best friends. They can have sex on screen and people will cry about how there aren’t enough stories about female friendship. 

Spell to eradicate a person's influence on your thoughts and actions

Sometimes, someone just gets right under your skin, or can always say just the right thing to cut you to the core. These people are sometimes avoidable and sometimes not, but you can train yourself to disregard them and nullify their influence on you. And no, i don’t mean chanting “ignore them, ignore them, ignore them” under your breath hermione granger style.

Every day, after you are away from the person and in your own space like your room or your altar/circle/sacred space, get a pen, paper, and a brazier and candle and spiritually cleanse yourself and your space.

Write on a scrap of the paper the person’s name, and maybe include something they do or say that irks you, or just draw a crappy picture of them making a face or something. Think about how inappropriate, absurd, or ignorant they must have been to behave that way, and how utterly pointless their behavior is.

Then, hold the scrap over the candle and say “Fuck ______”, whatever their name is, and let it burn on the brazier. When its completely out, unceremoniously dump the ashes on the ground or in the trash. Keep doing this every day, or just every time the person gets under your skin, to lessen their impact on you and strengthen yourself mentally against others like them.

Possessive Audrey Imagine

Bookstores were your favorite place in the world. It was the only quiet place you could get to sometimes, and knowing that every single book that surrounded you held stories of other worlds and different possibilities. No matter which one you picked up, you knew it would take you to some place completely separate from where you currently resided.

               The only time you didn’t feel like you needed to escape was when you were with Audrey. You two had been together for around a year and a half now, and while most people at that point felt their relationship start to die down and dwindle, that feeling of firsts and excitement never went away. You two always made time for each other and made sure you understood what was happening with the other. Both of you had been through a lot, so it was important that you had your own space but also communicated when you didn’t want to be alone. However, sometimes, you still just needed to get away.

               You texted her before you had left to the local bookstore to let her know where you’d be if she wanted to come by in a couple hours. You had your eye on a book for the last couple weeks and finally decided to buy it. They had a little corner next to the coffee shop that was made for reading, making it a perfect place for you to lose yourself and forget all the drama that seemed to take over your life. Once you had purchased your book and your favorite cup of coffee, you curled yourself into a chair and flipped to the first page. All the noise around you muted, all of your attention completely focused on this new story you had been dying to get into.

               The store was pretty calm for the most part, so that made it easy for you to go unnoticed and have minimal interruptions. When you checked the time you’d realized a couple hours had gone by and you were about 250 pages in. Audrey would be by soon, and just like always you started smiling with a rush of butterflies coming to your stomach at her pending arrival. You put the bookmark she had made you into your book and placed it on the table next to you. Stretching your arms above your head you began to stand up and gather your things.

               “That’s a great book.” A woman came and sat next to you before you had the chance to get up. She was about your height, had piercing green eyes and beautiful blonde hair. She smiled at you before she continued, “Have you read anything else by that author?”

               “Um, no, not yet. I just started reading this today so I haven’t had the chance to check the other stuff out yet.” You smiled back at her, trying to be polite.

               “You just started and you’re more than half way done? Impressive. I noticed you when I came in and you seemed completely engulfed in it, it was adorable. I’m not used to seeing gorgeous girls being so open about their love for reading.” She moved some of her hair behind her ears. “My name is Savannah, by the way.”

               “Y/N. Nice to meet you. I tend to get a little into whatever I’m reading. You know what, my-“

               “Let me show you the rest of what the author has written. I think you’ll enjoy it.” Savannah smiled as she stood up waiting to lead you to the other section of the store. You glanced over at the door to see if Audrey had shown up yet, but it was still empty and quiet where she would normally wait for you.

               “Um…yeah, alright. I can’t stay lo-“ She cut you off by spewing off some information about the author you had been reading. You walked over to the area where Savannah pointed you, checking the door once more before turning away.

               “He’s written a few books like the one you have. This one is my favorite.” She pointed to one that you had been interested in.

               “Oh yeah, I’ve been looking forward to reading that one. I think that one was recommended by a friend of mine after she told me to get this one.” You politely smiled at her and let her continue with her explanation.

               “Yeah, it’s the best one in my opinion. A few of the other ones, these ones right here, those are good but they’re completely different than anything else he’s written. It’s kind of like he wanted to see where he could go with his writing instead of sticking with the same types of stories repeatedly.” You nodded your head as she stepped closer to you, invading the bubble that you had subconsciously made.

               “That’s cool. I’ll have to check those out. I really do have to get going, though…” You tried stepping away but she put her hands on your triceps.

               “What’s the rush? You like this author right? There’s another one you might be interested in just a few shelves down.” She removed her hands and stepped back again, making you feel slightly more comfortable than you had been before.

               “I really do appreciate you showing me these things, but-“ You started to back away pointing at the door behind you.

               “Hey, babe. How’s it going over here?” Audrey showed up behind you, snaking her arm around your waist and pulling you close. She kept her eyes on Savannah as she kissed your cheek.

               “I was just showing her some of the other stuff this author has written. I noticed her reading when I came in and thought she’d be interested.” Savannah smiled but kept her eyes on you.

               “I got that book I’ve been telling you about for the past couple weeks. Apparently the guy has written some more so it looks like I’m going to have to spend more money next month.” You smiled at your girlfriend, aware that she was trying to get Savannah away from you. It wasn’t like her to be so affectionate in public. A hug or a quick kiss, sure. Keeping her arm around your waist and kissing your cheek, not so much.

               “She looked so cute when she was reading I thought she’d love to see the other books-“ Savannah started and you felt Audrey’s arm stiffen around you as she moved some of her hair away from her eyes.

               “That’s great, babe. I’m glad you found more books. Now, if you’d excuse us, we’re going to head out now.” Audrey started leading you away from Savannah.

               “She was the one that came back here with me, you know.” Savannah had a smug look on her face. As soon as you opened your mouth to respond, Audrey grabbed your face and kissed you like she had been starving for air. Your knees went weak and you grabbed her hips and dug your fingers in. When she broke away from you, she laced her fingers between yours and started to walk to the other side of Savannah.

               “And I’m going to the be the one that takes her home.” Audrey whispered in Savannah’s ear as you both continued to walk past her. You suppressed a laugh and squeezed her hand.

               “Nice to see you, too.” You smiled at her as you made your way outside.

               “Sorry, I saw her grab your arms and kind of lost it for a bit.” She sounded slightly embarrassed when she held the door open for you.

               “I didn’t say I was upset. It was hot.” Her face started turning red even with the cold air outside. You both walked across the parking lot to her car when you had an idea. You blocked her from getting into the driver’s seat, smirking as she looked at you with confusion etched on her face. “Take me home and I’ll show you that I’m yours and only yours.” You whispered in her ear and heard her breath catch. When you looked back at her, her eyes had grown dark and almost primal.

               “We better get going then.” She had a coy smile on her face as you made your way to the other side of the car.

bisexualtrishwalker  asked:

If you want aro/ace people to be safe from aphobes, why not advocate for an aro/ace community where there ARE no aphobes? why be in a community with aphobic people? that's the opposite if creating a safe space

You know, there’s a reason why “separate but equal” isn’t considered a real concept in the United States legal system.

Also, what kind of LGBT (even without anything else) community is supposed to be allowed to have bigotry of any sort without it being corrected, just saying “here have your own space” to aro/ace people won’t fix the hate for them.

Never mind that a lot of the LGBT and PQI struggles are quite similar to aro/ace struggles, so it makes sense at least on paper to have the structures to pool resources and efforts.

My friend @christelle_nyc took this a block from Stonewall, a few days after Orlando, for @i_d. I look sad because I am. I had just found out that the killer was gay and repressed, and it just crushed my heart. That people still have to live in denial of who they are is a toxic reality that every single one of us can make a difference in changing. Encourage your friends to be “weird”, encourage yourself to try things, carve out your own space in the world and own it. You’ve only got one loop on this planet, might as well live it as you and find out what you’re capable of. (at Stonewall Inn)

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When I Say “Date me,” You Say “Yes”

read it on AO3 at http://ift.tt/29CYwVi

by TheBrokaryotes

He never thought that an arrogant, stuck-up jerk whose face just screamed I’m better than you would end up spending the better part of their lives with Lance. Heck, Lance never even thought that he would get his own family and get to fight in cool, magical robot lions. It’s not like the Garrison advertised, join now and get your own free space fam!, although that would be a deal breaker.

No, Lance just signed up to fulfill a lifelong dream. He didn’t ask for this emotional rollercoaster.

Words: 8442, Chapters: ½, Language: English

read it on AO3 at http://ift.tt/29CYwVi

It makes sense that today, the day i talked about how good this fandom is, is the day that i encounter the first bit of ship hate.

Now, because im autistic, recognizing sarcasm and friendly drama isn’t my strongest skill, so it’s possible that im misreading this. However, since ship hate is huge in my other fandom, it’s something of a big deal to me. I really dont want this fandom to be like that, i really, truly dont. Im not a popular blog, so i dont imagine that this will get much attention, but i need to get it out of my system and into the open.

If you hate a ship, fine. Hate it. Talk about how terrible it is on your own blog, no one is stopping you, and no one should try to stop you. You can do what you want in your own safe, private space, and no one has the right to say you dont.

However, PLEASEpleasepleaseplease don’t put that hate in the ship tag.

I get that on mobile, it’s hard to avoid, but there’s a difference between mentioning the ship name, and putting the ship name in the tags. The first one cant be policed, but the second one is intentional and mean.

Before anyone says anything about triggers, then let me save you the time: i know about triggers. Personally, im triggered by incest. Its fine if you have triggers, and its fine if you need to talk about them in order to heal. You can still do that without posting hate in the ship tag.

One thing I’ve never really figured out is why people expend so much energy on things they hate? No one is forcing you to talk or think about a ship you hate. If something is really triggering for you, then block the tag! Block people who post about it! Blocking is wonderful, and it’s there for that exact reason. Spending all that time and energy on something fictional that you hate can’t possibly be good for your health.

Anyway. There’s that. Im just sad that i had to experience that in a fandom thats usually so happy and open.

This lady has a desk of her own and she still gotta put her stuff in my drawers and sit in my chair when I’m not here?

Like damn I know we’re only here once a week but if you’ve got your own space then use it

Aphobes: “Make your own safe space!”

A-spec people: *Use tags*

Aphobes: *Stalk every last tag so they don’t miss a single a-spec post to comment on.*

Aphobes: “Make your own safe space!”

A-spec people: *Make chat rooms and forums and other forms of online community.*

Aphobes: *Give the link to sex chats, post links to porn, generally infiltrate and harass everyone in the community.*

Aphobes: “Make your own safe space!”

Fucking where?

When I Say “Date me,” You Say “Yes”

read it on the AO3 at http://ift.tt/29CYwVi

by TheBrokaryotes

He never thought that an arrogant, stuck-up jerk whose face just screamed I’m better than you would end up spending the better part of their lives with Lance. Heck, Lance never even thought that he would get his own family and get to fight in cool, magical robot lions. It’s not like the Garrison advertised, join now and get your own free space fam!, although that would be a deal breaker.

No, Lance just signed up to fulfill a lifelong dream. He didn’t ask for this emotional rollercoaster.

Words: 8442, Chapters: ½, Language: English



read it on the AO3 at http://ift.tt/29CYwVi