Things that blow me away in awe no matter how many times I experience them:
The storytelling artistry of the HTTYD movie
Both HTTYD movie soundtracks - their motifs, their complexity interwoven with the narrative themes, their brilliant orchestration, their… everything :3
The Kung Fu Panda movie trilogy’s use of art, color, and music
The art style of The Secret of Kells
The pure brilliance of ATLA, especially regarding character development and storytelling growth
The epic storytelling scope, wonderful characters, emotional plots, and no-chill-possibilities of the Mass Effect game franchise
Samwise Gamgee sticking with Frodo through everything, and the emotional ending of The Lord of the Rings where Frodo Baggins leaves the Shire to go to the Grey Havens with the Elves
Everything about Gravity Falls, Voltron: Legendary Defender, and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. EVERYTHING about GF, VLD, and FMAB!
Seriously though FMA manga / FMAB is one of the greatest stories in all of human culture and history - its characters, its character dynamics, its plot, its emotions, its symbolism, its everything… just… perfection
this one was kinda hastily thrown together and i think that shows in the piece, but i tried to at least do something interesting with it (the ring, the shadow) so i hope that makes up for it
Sorry if you've answered something like this before, but do you have any recommendations for stim toys that are on the subtle side and can preferably be kept on the person?
It’s fine! You can always check my ask tag to see what’s been answered, but I understand if you’re not able to flip through five pages of asks (and tags are harder to access for mobile users, although I keep the tags pages linked in my user description to make it easier).
You might like to look through this previous ask for ideas, as it discusses lanyard-clipable stim toys!
In addition, if you’re in a classroom or desk office setting, some of the stationery items mentioned in this ask might be workable as stealth toys.
I’m not sure what kind of toy you might be after (chewable, fidget, etc) so I’ll list everything I know of that’s both on-the-person portable and subtle/stealth. Jewellery is like to be your best option. This is a little harder for people like me who prefer not to present in ways socially-coded as feminine, but, thankfully, most of these things don’t have strong associations with a binary gender.
Stimtastic really does have some of the best offerings for teenagers and adults after subtle/stealth stim jewellery.
(Note: how stealth these ones are depends somewhat on how eclectic you are in presentation. I can attach a bead ring or a squishy to a belt loop and have no one remark on it, but I’m the kind of person psychologists politely call “quirky”.)
(Note: I’ve found the animal prickle fidget toys in multipacks in the party sections of dollar shops and Toys R Us, $4-$4.50 AUD. I’ve also found the mini prickle balls in multipacks in the party sections of dollar shops and Big W, $3-$5 AUD.)
Chewables that are closer to stealth: Chewable Dulcimer Necklace | Chewable Trapezoid Necklace | Chewable Doughnut Necklace. (These are the smaller or plainer chewable pendants, and I assure you, I’ve seen folks wearing non-silicone versions of these. I’ve also walked around various cities, stores and markets wearing the Braid Pendant and nobody has once thought anything of it if they don’t see it in my mouth. Oversized jewellery, especially for femme-leaning folks, is pretty fashionable.)
You can also find the wrist coil/telephone cord bracelets in cheap multipacks in everydollar store - look in the hair accessory section. Also available on ebay! If you’re not the kind of person who wears bracelets, I’ve seen them as lanyard clips in many dollar shops (link to listing on Banggood).
Chubuddyand Amazon also have chewable telephone cord bracelets, if you want something unremarkable that’s chewable and a fidget.
In short, there’s a lot of options, especially jewellery-wise. However, most of these sellers are based in the US, so if you’re an international stimmer, be prepared for international shipping rates and conversion fees. While there are therapy-focused stim toy stores internationally, most of them don’t offer a lot in the way of subtlety!
Good luck. If this doesn’t help you enough, please let me know. If there’s something I should have included and didn’t, please also let me know!
Lance feels like he is losing his mind. Everywhere he looks there are reminders of what once was and he can’t seem to get him out of his mind.
I really hurt myself when I wrote this story, the pain and suffering that I felt when I was listening to Jeremy Jordan’s version of Losing my mind from Follies inspired me to write this. I just let the lyrics talk to me and help guide my hand as I wrote.
On a bit of a sadistic note, I do hope I at least made one person cry as honestly I am trying to improve my writing style to make my readers really feel the emotions that the characters are feeling. Hit me up with a comment with what you thought!
List of what I have elephant stim toy back, pink metallic tangle, 3 spike balls, black rock, thing of silly putty, black spinner ring, panda squishy, green black and yellow textured tangle, also not pictured because I forgot is a stitch tsum Tsum @stimtastic
This is my 10th year of music blogging and I’m being spoiled rotten by how much great music has been released (it’s actually a bit overwhelming). From landmark albums from seasoned artists like Sufjan, Father John Misty and Kendrick to incredible debuts from Natalie Prass, Leon Bridges and Jamie XX, 2015 has it all, and looking at the upcoming release calendar, I doubt it’ll be slowing down any time soon. As usual, I’ve listed my best albums chronologically below and you can listen to my favorite songs in this ongoing Spotify playlist. Enjoy!
Best Albums of 2015 (so far)
Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper(January 9, Domino)
Belle & Sebastian - Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance(January 19, Matador)
Alabama Shakes “Gimme All Your Love” Beirut “No No No” Belle & Sebastian ”Play For Today” Blur “Ong Ong” Chromatics “In Films” Courtney Barnett “Depreston” Dan Deacon “When I Was Done Dying” Destroyer “Dream Lover” Eskimeaux - Broken Necks Father John Misty “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)” Hot Chip “Huarache Lights” Jamie xx “Loud Places (ft. Romy)” Kendrick Lamar “These Walls” Leon Bridges “Coming Home” Mas Ysa “Margarita” The Mountain Goats “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero” Miguel “Coffee” Natalie Prass “My Baby Don’t Understand Me” Other Lives “2 Pyramids” Panda Bear ”Crosswords” Purity Ring “Heartsigh” San Fermin “Emily” Shamir “On The Regular” Shura “2 Shy” SOAK “B a noBody” The Staves “Steady” Sufjan Stevens “The Only Thing” Tame Impala “Let It Happen” The Tallest Man on Earth “Sagres” White Reaper “Make Me Wanna Die”
Most Anticipated of 2015 Still To Come
Destroyer - Poison Season Frank Ocean - Boy’s Don’t Cry Chromatics - Dear Tommy Tame Impala - Currents Beirut - No No No Kanye West - Swish CHVRCHES - TBD Beach House - Depression Cherry Disclosure - Caracal White Reaper - White Reaper Does It Again