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!
A rustic round wood table surrounded by white Eames dining chairs creates an interesting mix in this transitional eat-in kitchen. A cluster of small globe pendant lights illuminates the dining area and complements the neutral walls.
Little handmade tiny terrarium pendant I made recently. I’m hoping to see if anyone would be interested in buying these cause I need the money so badly, Might start a small kickstarter cause i have so many ideas but no way of getting it started. The tree and everything on the inside is handmade by me. I’m going through very hard times both financially and mentally and I’m just trying to stay busy. What do you guys think?
@diaryofadorkykid: “EXTEND IT E X TE N D I T” (and also others lol)
Woo! Extended version! This version will be more detailed, so ATTENTION: SOME OF THE FIRST PART IS REPEATED HERE, but reread it anyway bc it’s different. (I added more details)ALSO THIS IS NOT GENDER NEUTRAL FOR A REASON SORRY
So he lets you and Mingyu in, and Mingyu leads you through a giant red room
“Uh…you should stay close to me, okay?”
You just nod bc you’re stunned at this giant red ballroom filled with vampires and bats
And when you pass some furry bat person, you just jump and gasp, and latch onto Mingyu’s arm
He still thinks you shouldn’t touch him with your “pure hands” but you’re not touching his skin so he lets it slide
But people start staring at you and murmuring things, before clearing a path when someone spots your necklace
Mingyu leads you through this giant red ballroom to some giant door in the back, leading to a black room that is slightly smaller
There sitting on a throne was a tired looking vampire
Mingyu kneels and you were about to follow suit, when the vampire at the throne perked his head up
“Don’t kneel!” He exclaims, and immediately bows to you until everyone else did the same
You’re still completely oblivious to what’s happening 👏👏👏
It’s finally explained you were given the heir rose, one of 6 pendants scattered around the globe to indicate a bloodline (“blood tainted”; but also bc it has red paint)
These pendants trace back to the 6 daughters of a vampire and a human, making them halflings
Wow explains your sharp teeth
But basically you 6 descendents were going to be gathered to find a suitable “mate” to give the human blood another jolt of vampire blood
This is really weird and creepy but hey, they’re vampires and NO I’m not trying to copy Twilight I literally just remembered that this kinda happened in that series
But as Mingyu explains what had happened, the royal vampire court starts to yell him
The vampire on the throne, Vampire prince Jun *cough* Intouchables influenced this *cough*, is really chill but has to listen to his advisors bc he isn’t king yet
(He explains later that his widowed mother is in hiding bc her husband was killed by vampire hunters, so he can’t rule on his own yet)
“Mingyu…you know you are lower class. We have strictly banned feeding on the streets. You broke that rule”
Poor Mingyu is about to break down he’s shaking
You place a hand on his lowered head but Jun tells you to leave him be
To the vampires, Mingyu is some kind of “peasant”, a weaker vampire because he was “turned” and not born to vampire parents
Since you are a halfblood (more like 1/32 blood but anyway) or a human with vampire blood, you are the highest class and the “purest” making anyone else filthy to you and not suited to be touched
But as Mingyu takes the screaming
Yea NOPE™ you’re not taking any of this BS
Like c'mon! You’re screaming at him bc he’s hungry?! What logic is that?!?!
“Yes, but he broke a rule. He has to be executed-”
“WELL YOUR STUPID RULE COULD’VE KILLED HIM ANYWAY WHY KILL HIM NOW THIS JUST SHOWS HE WAS STRONG ENOUGH TO LIVE ON AN EMPTY STOMACH”
Room: dead silent
You: ticked off
Mingyu: in love
Jun can’t even do anything bc you’re a higher class than him
They can’t execute you anyway they need you
Also you have a good point, Mingyu could be helpful
He would talk to you about Mingyu’s life options
But Mingyu just storms off and you follow him to a guest room in this giant palace
And he sits on the bed with his head in his hands
You sit next to him without a word
“…Mingyu? Are you okay”
“Hey! I just saved your life, and I get nothing?! No ‘thank you’?!”
“…sorry…thank you…I just…”
You turn his head to face you
He’s too upset to even care at this point that you’re touching him
You’re looking into his reddish tinted eyes
He tries to avoid eye contact but your eyes…too…irresistible…(DO YOU SEE WHERE THIS IS GOING)
Flustered Vampire Gyu can’t help himself from touching your cheek
“I…I can’t help it…can I…”
And he kisses you
CUUEEEEEE THE MAKEOUT SESSION
He even lifts you onto his lap comfortably
Like forget his teeth his breath smells sweet
And vampires can’t taste other vampire spit, it’s normal to them…but to you his spit must taste like candy (kind of disgusting but you get the point)
(Behind the scenes secret it tastes like pink cotten candy)
And tbh this would probably continue further…except-
Cue your necklace glowing bright white
Mingyu stops kissing you and stares at your necklace…in disbelief?
He pulls you straight out of the room and into a different garden than the one at the entrance
And there are 6 different colored rose fields surrounding a space in the center
Mingyu nudges you to walk to the center
And when you do the white roses start glowing instead of your necklace
And soon every vampire at the ball is gathered around, and 5 other girls are standing next to you
All the roses are glowing at this point
“Oh, look girls! The last heir has arrived!” a girl says
Once Jun arrives at the scene, everyone goes quiet
“Ah, finally. ‘The roses will smile at the moon’. Well, this is it you 6, all we need now is to find you suitable partners”
Jun arranges for the other vampire groups around the world to send their pure bloods to his palace
The test to win your heart begins!!!
As for Mingyu…for now he’s watching in the shadows…
1764. Muggleborns using inspiration from different magical fantasy books to magic different crystals to make steady lamps sans electricity. From small nightlights that can slip into a pocket or be a necklace pendant to largeish glass globes filled with several medium to large crystals to be lamps.
Clarke had been tossing and turning for what felt like an hour when she was startled by a quiet thud outside her door. Reaching for the softball bat she kept in the corner (a reminder of her high-school athlete days; though it didn’t see its intended purpose much these days, it came in handy for moments like these), she eased the door open to peek outside.
In the hall sat Bellamy, head tipped back against the wall, eyes closed. It looked like an awfully uncomfortable position to fall asleep in — but then again, this wasn’t quite the first time Clarke had found him like this, and she had a feeling he hadn’t meant to fall asleep.